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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, August 20, 2004

Mamie R. Lewis
Talented cook
COWPENS – Mamie R. Lewis, 95, of 250 Cofer Lewis Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late John and Fannie Alverson Roddy. Mrs. Lewis was a wonderful cook and never allowed anyone to leave her home hungry. She was a homemaker and member of Piedmont Baptist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are four daughters, Jennie L. Crocker, Mazie L. Turner, both of Mayo, Bobbie L. Chitwood of Rock Hill and Ann L. Bowen of Chesnee; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Springhill Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Darrell Revels, Larry Fleming and Thomas Baker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304; or Interim Hospice, 755 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

William T. Biggerstaff
Uncle and great-uncle of Gaffney residents
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – William Terry Biggerstaff, 69, of 3258 Startown Road, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Carolinas Medical Center.
Mr. Biggerstaff was born on April 9, 1935, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Cone and Mary Chapman Biggerstaff.
Surviving are a sister, Nancy Watts of the home; two nieces, Deborah Perry of Gaffney and Billie Lawson of Denver, N.C.; and one great-niece, Alicia Perry of Gaffney.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. James Tate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall prior to the funeral.
Memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 2371 Startown Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Arrangements by Warlick Funeral Home.

Virginia E. Sanders
Retired from Hamrick’s Inc.
Virginia Evans Sanders of Autumn Care Nursing Home, Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004.
Born in Clyde, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Rena Robinson and Charles Randall Evans.
Virginia spent her formative years in Gaffney, and married Woodrow W. Sanders in 1936. They spent their remaining married lives in Spartanburg and Gaffney. Virginia was an excellent seamstress. She was always designing and creating beautiful clothing for her family and friends. She retired from Hamrick's, Inc. as a fabric sales clerk, where she shared helpful sewing hints with her customers.
She was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church and First Baptist Church.
Virginia, known as Memaw by her family, was preceded in death by her brother, Charles (Buddy) Evans, loving sister, Elizabeth Littlejohn, and husband, Woodrow W. Sanders, all of Gaffney; and son, Charles E. Sanders of Spartanburg.
She is survived by her daughter, Frances S. Voliva and husband, Bobby, of Columbia, N.C.; son, Joseph L. Sanders and wife, Mary, of Statesville; daughter-in-law, Gail Sanders of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Charles E. Sanders II of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Louis R. Sanders and wife, Angie, of Greer, Virginia S. Staiger and husband, Andrew, of California City, Calif., Loretta S. Carbone and husband, Matt, of Statesville, James W. Sanders and wife, Gabriela, of Charlotte, Elizabeth V. Furlough and husband, David, of Columbia, N.C., Robert L. Voliva and wife, Aliki, of Chocowinity, N.C., Amie Lockhart and husband, John, of Charleston; and seven great-grandchildren, Louis Sanders, William Sanders, Austin Sanders, James Staiger, Sarah Grace Staiger, Rachel Furlough and Joseph Carbone.
Much appreciation is given to the staff of Autumn Care Nursing Home for all the care and love shown to Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, 110 S. Dean St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

Sadie Mae McNeel
Union native
Sadie Mae McNeel, 77, of 311 Grubb St., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Union, she had been living in Norfolk, Va., for a number of years and was the widow of Lewis H. McNeel and daughter of the late Clyde and Mary Sue Inman.
Mrs. McNeel is survived by five sons, George Patterson of Ohio, Franklin Patterson of Navasota, Texas, Jim Patterson of Panama, Fla., Larry Patterson of Norfolk, Va., and Frederick Patterson of Gaffney; two daughters, Barbara Patterson of Norfolk, Va., and Mary Bunch of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McNeel was preceded in death by a daughter, Freda Turner.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

James Odell Moore
Co-owner of Moore Furniture
SPARTANBURG – James Odell Moore, 98, of Spartanburg died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Spartanburg Regio-nal Healthcare after a brief illness.
Mr. Moore was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Sara Johnson Moore, and eldest son, James Robert Moore.
Mr. Moore was a graduate of Wofford College and served in the U.S. Navy for three and one-half years during World War II. His professional career included education and business. He was a teacher, principal and football and basketball coach at Cowpens High School and worked in the furniture market, ending his career as co-owner of Moore Furniture Company in Cowpens.
He was the son of the late Frank Nathan and Lillie Belle Davis Moore.
Mr. Moore was Past Commander of American Legion Post 28. He was a member and served many offices of the Golden Kiwanis of Spartanburg. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class in which he held many offices.
Mr. Moore is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. and Sandy Moore; his daughter-in-law, Sylvia Moore; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Ben Moore of Seattle, Wash., Jason and Erin Moore of Spartanburg, Ben Brown of East Hampton, Conn., and Beth McManus of McConnells, S.C.; two great-grandsons and one step-great-grandson and one step-great-granddaughter, Jacob and Nicholas Moore, Alex Brown and Holly Brown.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Bill Adams and Bob Morgan. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Melton, Frank Wilson, Larry Smith, Willie Davis, Glen Kennedy and Tom Armstrong.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home and at other times they will be at the home of his son, Gary, 111 Spring Valley Drive, Spartanburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or to American Legion Post 28, Spartanburg, S.C.

Daisy S. Mines
Retired educator
FORT MILL – Services for Daisy Lee Sheppard Mines, widow of the Rev. William Lloyd Mines, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Saluda. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mines died Aug. 17, 2004, in Fort Mill. Born in Saluda, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Walter L. Sheppard and Janie Williams Sheppard. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, a retired educator in Aiken, a member of the National Education Association, and a member of the Ministers Wives Alliance of Aiken.
Surviving are four daughters, Janie Mines, Gwendolyn Boddie, both of Fort Mill, Susan Clemons of Gaffney and Cheryl Robinson of Newberry; a son, Naasson Griffin of Newport, N.C.; a sister, Everwright Tuffel of Newberry; and 12 grandchildren.
The family is at the home of her sister, Everwright Tuffel, 97 Lyles Road, Newberry.
Arrangements by F.B. Pratt & Sons Funeral Home.

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