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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Rev. Kevin Code
Pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Rev. Kevin Code, 38, pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.
Rev. Code was the husband of Lynnette Washington Code and son of Rev. Agnes Code of Seneca and the late Allen Lewis Code Jr. He was a native of Seneca.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are six sons, Cedric Young, Kevin Code Jr., Allen Code, Jheryl Washington, Kelyn Code and Zethaniah Code of Seneca; two sisters, Monique Dodson and Phillis Bradley of Seneca; and a brother, Anthony Gibbs of Seneca.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, 302 Goddard St., Seneca.
The family will receive friends Friday at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center of Seneca River Baptist Church on Poplar Street.
The family is at the home of his aunt, Teresa Smith, 362 E. Seizmore Road, Seneca.
Flowers and telegrams may be sent to Gilbert's Mortuary, 100 E. South First St., Seneca, S.C. 29673.

Jack Putnam
Retired from Associated Petroleum Carriers
SHELBY – Jack Putnam, 80, of 1217 Mt. Sinai Church Road, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was born on Sept. 4, 1923, a son of Lloyd Yates Putnam and Wylma Lalla Bridges Putnam. He was retired from Associated Petroleum Carriers and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon, church clerk, Sunday School director and treasurer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Willie Putnam Putnam of the home; two sons, Phil Putnam and Chris Putnam, both of Shelby; a daughter, Jacquelyn Miller of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tim Trexler and Broadus Heatherly. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and also at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Friday from 1-2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C., 28150; or to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28152.
The family is at the home.

Claude W. Owens
20-year employee of Southern Railway
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – Claude Watson Owens, 68, of 871 W.V. Thompson Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Wofford and Pearl Cash Owens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Owens was a 20-year employee of Southern Railway and was a Mason and member of Broad River Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Horton of Roebuck and Anita Powell of Lake Bowen; two sons, Brian Owens of Rutherfordton and Tony Owens of Chesnee; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broad River Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee and at other times they will be at the home.
In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church Building Fund, 449 Broad River Church Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.

Larry D. Armes Sr.
Long-distance truck driver
GROVER – Larry Dean Armes Sr., 55 of 1154 Lavender Road, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home.
A native of Vincennes, Ind., he was the husband of Agnes Goldsberry Armes of the home and son of Roberta Madden Armes of Valdosta, Ga., and the late Thomas Estill Armes Jr. He was a long-distance truck driver and was a former member of the French Lick, Ind., Jaycees. He was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Grover.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, Larry D. (J.R.) Armes Jr. of Bloomington, Ind., Marty Lee Armes of Valdosta and Michael Alan Holt of French Lick, Inc.; a daughter, Gina Maelee Morrow of Mitchell, Ind.; a brother, Tom Armes of Valdosta, Ga.; two half-brothers, Kevin Neighbors and Donald Neighbors, both of Valdosta; a sister, Patricia Smith of Royston, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; five nieces and four nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Nancy Mugford. Burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Huron Cemetery in Huron, Ind., with the Rev. Claude Chastain officiating.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 at White Columns Funeral Service in Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Road, Shelby, N.C., 28150; Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 307 Cleveland Ave., Grover, N.C. 28073; or First Baptist Church of Grover, 403 Cleveland Ave., Grover, N.C. 28073.
White Columns of Blacksburg is in charge of local arrangements while Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home will be serving the family in Orleans, Ind.

Rayford King
Retired welder
COWPENS – Rayford King, 75, of 3129 Battleground Road, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Pageland, he was the husband of Peggy Bright King and son of the late Oly M. King and the late Annie Gordon King.
Mr. King was a retired welder and member of New Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea. He was a member of the Plumber and Pipe Fitters Union, Local 421 and was employed part-time by C.C. Gilbert.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Donnie King and wife, Rhonda, of Lexington, N.C., Mark Lambert and wife, Angela, of Cowpens, Elwood Lambert and wife, Lynn, of Gastonia, Ronnie Bryant of Inman and Steven Bryant of Spartanburg; daughters, Betty Lou Shultz and husband, Billy, of Spartanburg, Becki Babb and husband, Mike, of Gaffney, Jennifer Doolittle and husband, Rick, of Laurens, and Deborah Bryant of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Boan of Ohio and Mary Jackson of Pageland.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Pleasant Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. George Holland and Tim Hackett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Paul Poteat, Henry Lamb, John Scruggs, Jesse Sprinkle, Roger Knox and Cly Gilbert.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the William J. Sprinkle Sunday School Class.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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