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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, September 10, 2004

Stanley W. White
Editorial cartoonist for The Ledger
Stanley Warren White, 58, of 1633 Burnt Gin Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at his residence.
A native of Green-ville, he was the husband of Shirley Kanipe White and son of Pearl Wilson White of Spartanburg and the late W. Taft White. He was an artist and formerly employed by Fashion Engravers, where he worked for 30 years. He was an award-winning cartoonist for The Gaffney Ledger, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Shane Kanipe White of Spartanburg; a daughter, Sheila Kanipe White of the home; and two sisters, Brenda Connor of Spartanburg and Marlene Walker of Palm Coast, Fla.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Kevin Childs and Wayne White. Burial will be in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Rutherford County, N.C.
Pallbearers will be David McAbee, Lovie Branton, Jerry Williams, Barry Easler, Brian Easler, Greg Flowe, John Williams and Britton Williams.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Eddie Lee Thomas
Truck driver for Dale Earnhardt Co.
JONESVILLE – Deacon Eddie Lee Thomas, 55, of 116 Haile St., husband of Lelia T. Thom-as, died Wed-nesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at 11:13 a.m. in Weston, W.Va., from injuries received in a truck accident.
Son of William Thomas and the late Sadie Foster Thomas, he was a native of Cherokee County and a member of Green Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and member of the All-Male Chorus. He was a 1967 graduate of Granard High School and attended Cecil's Business College and Spartanburg Tech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a truck driver for Dale Earnhardt Company.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are two daughters, Twanda Foster of Cowpens and Tiffany Thomas of Union; three brothers, James William Thomas of Pacolet, Johnny Wayne Thomas of Allentown, Pa., and Larry Foster of Sickesville, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mills McHam and Duane E. Cooper. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Orville Ferrell and Rachel Ferrell
TIFTON, Ga. – Orville Lee Ferrell, 83, and Rachel Louise May Ferrell, 82, of Tifton died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, in Tifton.
A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Lillard, Sam Rogers and Jay Roberson. The family will receive friends in the parlor at the church one hour before the services.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Christian Covenant and Fellowship Sunday School classes of First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Ferrell was born March 31, 1921, in Glen Alum, W.Va., to the late Willie and Ava Carter Ferrell. He was a graduate of Gilbert High School and Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. He was a retired commissioned officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving during World War II.
Mr. Ferrell was the retired administrator of Tift General Hospital and had served as administrator of several hospitals in the Southeast. He was an active, long-time adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Order of the Arrow and received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of the South Georgia and Georgia/Florida Senior Golf Associations and a former member of the Tifton Rotary Club.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ferrell was preceded in death by three sisters, Linda, Myrtle and Virginia.
Mrs. Ferrell was born on Feb. 19, 1922, in Nashville, N.C., to the late Will Adonarom and Hattie Mae Vick May. A graduate of Nash High School and Limestone College in Gaffney, she received her master's in education degree from Valdosta State College.
Mrs. Ferrell was a retired second grade teacher and Teacher of the Year at G.O. Bailey Elementary School. She was active as an Adult Literacy volunteer and Meals on Wheels volunteer.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ferrell was preceded in death by a brother, Pete May, and a sister, Rebecca Glasgow.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell were both members of the First United Methodist Church in Tifton.
Arrangements by Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel.

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