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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, August 16, 2004

Jonathan Z. McKown
The honorable Jonathan Zachariah McKown, 86, of 502 S. Petty St. died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Patricia C. McKown and son of the late Edward Lee McKown and the late Bessie Lancaster McKown.
Judge McKown was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County. He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he also received his law degree in 1941.
He served in the Army Air Corp in World War II and was stationed in Burma.
In 1947, he earned a masters in law degree from Duke University Law School.
He practiced law for 34 years in Gaffney before being elected Circuit Court judge by the S.C. General Assembly in 1981.
During his private practice of law, he served as Cherokee County attorney and as attorney for the City of Gaffney. For three years beginning in 1951, he stepped out of his field to serve as the Superintendent of Education for Cherokee County. He also served on the S.C. State Highway Commission.
He was a longtime member of Limestone Presbyterian Church and taught the men's Bible class for years.
Surviving in addition to his wife Patricia C. McKown of the home are daughter Judge Ann Elizabeth McKown and husband Daniel C. Hudgins of Durham; two sons, Jonathan Zachariah McKown Jr. of New York City and Mark Albert McKown and wife Sonja of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister Olive E. McKown of Gaffney; four stepchildren, Angela Winesett Watkins, Ginny Winesett Callum, Patricia Jo Winesett Collins, and Garrett Winesett; two grandchildren, Zachariah James McKown and Kallie Ann McKown; and six step-grandchildren, Rosa, Garrett, Eli, Luke, Joe, and Greene.
Judge McKown was preceded in death by three brothers, George W., Guy L., and Edward L. McKown; and two sisters, Ruth McKown Snuggs and French McKown Spear.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney with the Rev. Dan Youngblood officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Limestone Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Jefferies St., Gaffney, S.C., 29340, or to the charity of one's choice.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Harris Cudd
Oxford supervisor
Nellie White Harris Cudd, 90, of 439 13th St., died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of J.D. Cudd and daughter of the late Junis White and the late Emily Gardner White.
Mrs. Cudd was a retired supervisor from Oxford Industries with 35 years of service to the company. She was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son Percy Ray Harris of Gaffney; a step-son Marvin Cudd of North Carolina; a sister Jamie White Dixon of Society Hill, S.C.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson. Burial was at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Paul Johnson, Whitey Grant, Ken Gallman, John Stuard, Devona Gallman and Junie White.
Honorary pallbearers are the senior adult Sunday School class at East Gaffney Baptist Church.
The family was at the home.
Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church for missions at 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C., 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes M. Spencer
Homemaker
Agnes Millwood Spencer, 92, of 1691 Burnt Gin Road, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Gaffney, she is the widow of John Henry Spencer and daughter of the late Vernon Millwood and the late Alice Blackwell Millwood. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Louise Vaughn of Jonesville, Sybil Orr of Laurens, and Betty Cox and Sandra Osment, both of Gaffney; five sons, Tommy Spencer, Elzie Spencer, Billy Spencer and George Spencer, all of Gaffney, and Dean Spencer of York; two half-sisters, Ellen Henson and Pearl Peeler, both of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence of a daughter, Sandra Osment at 1697 Burnt Gin Road, Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 605 13th St., Gaffney, S.C., 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dana G. Rogers
World War II veteran
Dana G. Rogers, 92, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.
Mr. Rogers was the husband of Martha Carter Rogers of 392 Riley Road in Buffalo.
Born in Lee Valley, Tenn., on Dec. 3, 1911, he was raised in Blackwater, Va., before moving to Union.
Mr. Rogers was a clerk and butcher at DuPree Grocery for more than 30 years and was retired from Torrington Co. Tyger River Plant. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church and was a lifetime Mason.
Mr. Rogers was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue R. and Evans Wilson of Union and Dana Kaye and Jimmy Adams of Spartanburg; a son and daughter-in-law, David B. and June Rogers of Gaffney; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends Ronald and Agnes Inabinett of Buffalo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Tim Anderson and Jerry Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Pallbearers will be James Inabinett, Gerald Inabinett, Mark Adams, Kent Wells, Stanley Wells, and Stanley Elliott.
Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Baptist Church Building Fund, 1424 Main St., Buffalo, S.C., 29321.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Joe Borders
Self-employed
Jerry Joe Borders, 63, of 203 Borders Road, Blacksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Shelby, N.C., he was the husband of Sherry Reynolds Borders and son of the late Charlie Andrell Borders and the late Dorcus Proctor Borders.
Mr. Borders was self-employed and operated an automobile body repair shop. He attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Tim Borders of Blacksburg and James Eric Blanton of Kings Mountain, N.C.; a daughter Penny Wright of Blacksburg; two brothers, Charles Borders and J.B. Borders, both of Blacksburg; three sisters, Mary Morgan and Sue Hames, both of Blacksburg, and Doris Whisonant of Kings Mountain; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be held graveside at 4 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Blanton officiating.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, N.C., 28086.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Littlejohn
Clyde Littlejohn, 88, of 100 Kenbridge Place, died at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at Lynchburg Health and Rehab Center.
He was the widow of Velma Wynn Littlejohn.
Mr. Littlejohn was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church, serving as usher from 1977 through 1998. He retired from National Tool Co. of Kenilworth, N.J. and returned to Gaffney after retirement.
Survivors are a daughter, Beverly Ann Littlejohn of Lynchburg; three sisters, Ruby Lipscomb, Evelyn Goudelock and Justine Wilkins of Gaffney.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Burnside and John E. Wilkins officiating.
He will lie instate at Philadelphia Baptist Church for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will follow in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be his nephews. Flower bearers will be his nieces.
The family will be at the home of Mr. Littlejohn's sister, Ruby Lipscomb, at 824 S. Johnson St., Gaffney.
Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney is in charge.

Tench "T.J." Jesse Harris Sr.
Tench "T.J." Jesse Harris Sr., 64, of 220 Seminole Trail, Cowpens, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the spouse of Ruth C. Harris of the home and the son of Nola Martin Harris and the late Willie Harris.
He was employed by Alderwoods Group at Frederick Memorial Gardens and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Tench Jesse Harris Jr. of Gaffney; two daughters, Mary Louise Parker of Pacolet and Judy Harris of Gaffney; five brothers, Rob Harris, Willie Harris Jr., both of Gaffney, Bobby Harris and Bill Harris, both of Cowpens, and Alfred Harris of Spartanburg; one sister, Mary Ellen Turner of Cowpens; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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