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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Aubrey F. Ashe
Employed by Epoxy Systems in Greenville
Aubrey Freeman Ashe, 56, of 202 Brookwood Drive, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Lockhart, he was the husband of Nancy Ramsey Ashe and son of the late Marvin W. Ashe Sr. and the late Bertie Henderson Ashe. He was an epoxy specialist for Epoxy Systems in Greenville, a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Thomas Brent Ashe of Gaffney; a daughter, Beth Ramsey of Gaffney; two brothers, Marvin Ashe Jr. of Lockhart and Harold Ashe of Chester; and two sisters, Neely Ashe Carter of Union and Kathleen Ashe Wright of Anderson.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ashe was preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Ashe Miller.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Phillips.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Jureia Monroe
Gaffney native
COLUMBIA – A memorial service for Jureia Elizabeth Bright Monroe, 81, will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Spring Valley Baptist Church. Private burial will be at a later date in Shelby, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church, Coed-F Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Monroe died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Teague Bright. The wife of Rev. Woodrow Franklin Monroe for 64 years, she was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had leadership roles in all churches where her husband was a Baptist minister for 56 years. She was a Christian example and friend to all who knew her.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Teddy Richard Monroe of Spartanburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Sybil Annette Knight and David Knight of Columbia, Mary Ellen Honeycutt and Lee Honeycutt of Raleigh, B.C., and Carroll leopard of Thomson, Ga.; a brother, Glen D. Bright of Shelby, N.C.; grandchildren, Paige Leopard Thornton, Anna Knight Locke, Jennifer Monroe Greene, Ellen Honeycutt and Rebecca Monroe; and great-grandchildren, Harrison Thornton, Charles Thornton and Myers Locke.
Mrs. Monroe was predeceased by her daughter, Brenda Joy Leopard.
Arrangements by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Agnes M. Spencer
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 James Spencer of York; two half-sisters, Ellen Henson and Pearl Peeler, both of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Abingdon Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tim Osment and Lynn Ford. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Perry, Albert Ruppe, Joey Osment, Nelson Ruppe, Chris Spencer and Mike Hames.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Sandra Osment, 1697 Burnt Gin Road.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 605 13th St., Gaffney, S.C., 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

“T.J.” Harris Sr.
Employed by Alderwoods Group
COWPENS – Tench “T.J.” Jesse Harris Sr., 64, of 220 Seminole Trail, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Ruth C. Harris of the home and the son of Nola Martin Harris of Gaffney 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; two grandsons; five brothers, Rob Harris, Willie Harris Jr., both of Gaffney, Pete Harris, Bobby Harris, Bill Harris and Alfred Harris, all of Cowpens; a sister, Mary Ellen Turner of Gaffney; four stepchildren, Brenda Goode, Dale Harris, both of Spartanburg, Linda Martin and Lee Harris, both of Cowpens; nine step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his father, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by two daughters, Angela Harris and Melissa Harris.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Powell, Mr. Billy Harris, and the Rev. Mickey Mullinax. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Eric Martin, Terry Martin, Johnny Turner, Michael Whitt, Billy Gene Harris and Tom Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Hairfield Vault Co.
The family is at the residence, 220 Seminole Trail, Cowpens.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Sinclair Moss
Blacksburg native
Sinclair Moss of 4415 Chickahoming Ave., Richmond, Va., widower of Aliene Liggons Moss, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at 5:55 a.m. in Richmond Memorial Regional Hospital.
Son of the late John Moss and the late Arrie Hill Moss, he was a native of Blacksburg and a member and trustee of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg. He was retired from Eastern Airlines and was also retired from South Bell Railroad in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are three daughters, Teresa Moss of New York City, Sandra M. Garrison and Rosalind L. Moss of Richmond, Va.; a son, Ronald Moss of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Van C. Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 4 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney.

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