common / 09-17-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, September 17, 2004

Ya-Ling Harrison
Taiwan native
BLACKSBURG – Ya-Ling (Tina) H. Harrison, 45, of 114 Harrison Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in Fox Chase Cancer Cen-ter, Phila-delphia, Pa.
A native of Taipei City, Taiwan, she was the wife of Michael Melvin Harrison and daughter of Chi-Chen Huang and Kuo Miao-Miao Huang of Taipei City, Taiwan. She was a waitress at New China in Gaffney and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Rex A. Harrison of the home; two brothers, Michael Huang and Gary Huang, both of Taipei City, Taiwan; a sister, Chi-ci Huang of Taipei City, Taiwan.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Melvin Hampton and Billy Boone. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Neford Cobb, George Putman, Cecil Ray, David Cooper and Charlie Varner.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Gordon Mortuary in Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Hazel H. Sutton
Cherokee County native
PACOLET – Hazel Horne Sutton, 78, of 279 Conly Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the home of her sister, Carolyn Smith, 3932 Pacolet Hwy.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Charles Dennis Sutton and daughter of the late James Furman Horne and the late Matilda Stack Horne. She was retired from the shirt factory and was a member of Tate Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, James Richard Whitlock of Pacolet; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Smith of Pacolet; and a brother, Gene Horne of Pacolet.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Sutton was preceded in death by a son, Aaron Whitlock.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Tate Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tessnier. Burial will be private.
The family is at the home of Carolyn Smith, 3932 Pacolet Hwy.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartanburg Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301; and Tate Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 88, Pacolet, S.C. 29372.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ruth W. Sullivan
Retired from Pacolet Mfg.
Ruth Whitt Sullivan, 86, of 161 Timberbrook Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Brookview HealthCare Center.
Born May 23, 1918, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Benny and Mamie Mahaffee Whitt and widow of Frank Sullivan. She was retired from Pacolet Manufacturing Company and was a member of Blue Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Bobby Sullivan of Pacolet; two daughters, Kay Peeler and Janice Osment, both of Gaffney; three brothers, Clarence Whitt of California, Tillman Whitt of Mayo and John Whitt of Pacolet; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Smith and Mr. Edwin Erwin. Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Janice Osment, 163 Timberbrook Road.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel.

Hugh A. Mossburg Jr.
President and co-owner of Mossburg Sign Products
CHESNEE – Hugh Albert Mossburg Jr., 51, of 126 King Grant Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems.
A native of Amarillo, Texas, he was the husband of Cynthia Hart Mossburg and son of Tressie Belew Mossburg and Hugh A. Mossburg Sr., both of Chesnee. He was a graduate of Chesnee High School and attended University of Arkansas and USC-Spartanburg.
Mr. Mossburg was a member of the National Beta Club and in 1965 he won first place championship award in the Ford PP&K Competition at Chesnee High School. He received the Most Valuable Player Award at Chesnee High School in 1969 and was an All-Piedmont Conference offensive and defensive halfback.
Mr. Mossburg was president and co-owner of Mossburg Sign Products.
In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by a daughter, Leslie Mossburg Johnson of Chesnee; and two brothers, Gary Mossburg and John David Mossburg, both of Chesnee.
Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Chesnee First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Gary Grogan and Preston Edmonds. Burial was in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Chesnee First Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, S.C. 29323; or to the Foundation of Melanoma Research, 3601 Spruce St., Room 489, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Jackie S. Gettys
Jackie Scruggs Gettys, 53, of 1598 Twin Bridge Road, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was the wife of Miles Elijah Gettys and daughter of Betty Scruggs and the late Jack Scruggs.
Also surviving are a brother, Wade A. Scruggs.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby H. Harris
Ruby Helen Harris of 500 E. Robinson St., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of James Jackson Thompson and Maggie Lois Thompson.
Also surviving is a son, Charles Harris of Gaffney.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Return To Top

Return to top

Special Sections

Poll

Who do you support for Cherokee County Sheriff?