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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Bobby Joe Huskey
SPARTANBURG – Bobby Joe Huskey, 25, of 1514 Fernwood-Glendale Road, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2004.
Mr. Huskey was a native of Cherokee County and son of the late Olin Johnson and Deborah Elaine Ward. He was a civil engineer with Azimuth Controls and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Caleb and Kaden Huskey of Spartanburg; a sister, Paula Huskey of Cowpens; and a brother, Vince Blanton of Spartanburg.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Blue Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Ray Stuart.
Pallbearers will be Peter Smith, Paul Smith, Austin Addington, Ramsey Rhodes, David Upchurch and David Lipscomb.
The family will meet friends from 7-9 tonight at Eggers Funeral Home in Boiling Springs and at other times they will be at 2196 Upton Road, Spartanburg.
Memorials may be made to the Bobby Huskey Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 160427, Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs.

Thomas E. Hughey
Drywall hanger
BLACKSBURG – Thomas Edward "Eddie" Hughey, 39, of 126 Painter Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Robert Lee Hughey Sr. and the late Hazel Beatrice Sessor Hughey. He was a drywall hanger.
Surviving are a son, Edward Blake Hughey of Blacksburg; a daughter, Ashley Dawn Hughey of Blacksburg; two brothers, Robert Lee Hughey Jr. of Blacksburg and Timothey Scott Hughey of Rockingham, N.C.; and three sisters, Gail Parker, Sharon owens and Kay McDaniel, all of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Grady Gregory and Jamie Ellis.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Jacobs, Mark Seagers, Brian Smith, Blake Hughey, Jason Hall and Michael Richardson.
The family is at 733 Mullinax Circle, Blacksburg.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Eugene Blanton
POLKVILLE, N.C. – Eugene Benjamin Blanton, 79, of 4136 Polkville Road, Shelby, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Born on July 30, 1925, in Cleveland County, N.C., Mr. Blanton and his wife, Lula Mae White Blanton, had been married for 59 years. He was the son of the late Tommie Blanton and the late Lula Glenn Blanton and was retired as a self-employed poultry farmer and from Fiber Industries.
Mr. Blanton was a member of Polkville Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon, member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and former chairman of the cemetery committee. A former member of the Polkville Volunteer Fire Department, he was a member and past master of Camp Call Lodge No. 534 and served in the U.S. Army from 1944 through 1945.
Also surviving are a son, Billy Blanton of Polkville; a daughter, Gayle C. McCurry of Cary, N.C.; two brothers, J.B. Blanton and Jack Blanton, both of Polkville; three sisters, Doris B. Bettie of Earl, Sue B. Martin of Fallston and Ruth B. Creach of Polkville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen B. Bradley, and an infant son.
Services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Polkville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Clyde Kerley and Alton Martin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church's Family Life Center from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Polkville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 245, Polkville, N.C. 28136.
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

Ada Jean Vickers
Former substitute teacher
CHESNEE – Ada Jean Horne Vickers of 221 Battleground Road died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Vickers was the daughter of the late Kanse and Edisto Griffin Horne and loving and devoted wife of M.L. "Bub" Vickers for 55 years. She was a devoted Christian and member of Chesnee Wesleyan Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, children's choir director, WMS president, YMWB director and local church board.
She was a former substitute teacher at Chesnee High School and enjoyed NASCAR racing, being an avid fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and new great-grandchild.
Mrs. Vickers was preceded in death by two brothers, Kanse Horne Jr. and Dean Horne, and a son-in-law, Lamar Sperling.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Ronnie Vickers of the home and Dennis Vickers of Chesnee; three daughters, Lori Vickers of the home, Lisa Vickers Churchill and Lane Vickers Cash, both of Chesnee; three sisters, Marie Vickers of Chesnee, Faye Lancaster of Spartanburg and Aileen Tinsley of North Augusta, S.C.; a brother, Marshall Parris of Beech Island; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Chesnee Wesleyan Church, conducted by the Revs. T.C. Childs, Dan Belcher and C. Ray Lewis. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Dorothy S. Melton
Retired from Oxford Ind.
Dorothy Sue Melton, 71, of 102 Spruce St., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Claude G. Melton and daughter of the late Erwin Eugene and Ruth Lavender Smith. She was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and retired from Oxford Industries.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia S. Truluck of Gaffney; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Smith of Gaffney and Nadine Smith of Lockhart; three nieces, Debbie Rukat of Walhalla, Sharon Miller and Laura Martin, both of Gaffney; three nephews, Dane Smith, the Rev. Danny Phillips and the Rev. Jack Phillips, all of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by two brothers, Dan Smith and Bob Smith.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Clyde Thomas and Jack Phillips.
Pallbearers were Phillip Martin, Dane Smith, Joe Rukat, Benny Clary, Bill Miller and the Rev. Danny Phillips.
Memoirals may be made to Chrokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the Truluck home, 4020 Union Hwy.
Arrangemnets by Whtie columns of Gaffney.

Joe Dean Childers
Self-employed roofer
Joe Dean Childers, 47, of 1719 Burnt Gin Road, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Diane Childers Childers and son of Glennie Shell Childers and the late Roland Pittman Childers. He was a self-employed roofer and attended New Hope Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mothers are a daughter, Samantha Childers of the home; two sons, Joshua Childers and Zachary Childers, both of the home; four brothers, Johnnie Childers, David Childers, Kenneth Childers and Bobby Childers, all of Gaffney; and a sister, Shirley Bailey of Union Mills, N.C.
In addition to his father, Mr. Childers was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Ray Childers.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Tim Osment.
The family is at the residence.
Donations may be made to Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in memory of Joe Dean Childers.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Verlin R. Curtis
Retired from Eagles Construction
Verlin Ray Curtis, 71, of 206 Twin Bridge Road, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at his home.
A native of Shelby, N.C., he was the widower of Eula Blackwell Curtis and son of Juanita Dixon Curtis of Mooresboro and the late John Curtis. He was retired from Eagles Construction Co. and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Navy Korean veteran.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a special friend and caregiver, Norma Champion, of the home; a niece, Connie and husband, David Mathis, of Lattimore, N.C.; and many extended family members.
In addition to his wife and father, Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Curtis.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Steve Hardin.
The famil is at the home of Norma Champion, 206 Twin Bridge Road.
Memorials may be made to Drury Dobbins Baptist Church, 3607 Dobbins Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28040.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Eileen H. Sauro
Texas native
Eileen Horton Sauro, 61, of 1400 E. Frederick St., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Temple, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James Horton and the late Evelyn Jefferies Stone. She was a medical assistant at Upstate Carolina Medical Center and a member of Restoration Church in Sparanburg.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia A. Murdzia of Bellingham, Wash.; two sons, Tony Reitz of Jupiter, Fla., and Michael Reitz of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two brothers, George Horton of Leavenworth, Wash., and Allen Horotn of Idao.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Sauro was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Stone.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Stephen Burns. Lisa Frazier will also speak.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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