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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, September 17, 2004

Myrtle P. Nelms
Blacksburg native
ROCK HILL – Myrtle Patterson Nelms, 74, of 2106 Country Court, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Ebenezer Senior Services.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Archie C. Patterson and Lula Skates Patterson. She retired from the Celanese Corporation after 21 years of service and was a member of Mount Gallant Church of God, where she was a prayer warrior and member of Young at Heart.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nelms was preceded in death by three brothers, R.H. Patterson, Clayton Patterson and Thomas "Runt" Patterson, and a sister, Conolia "Johnnie" P. Green.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Edward Nelms of the home; a son, Rev. Joey Nelms of Jefferson, S.C.; a daughter, Sharon Garner of Gaffney; a sister, Nellie P. Oliver of Rock Hill; five grandsons and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Gallant Church of God, conducted by the Revs. John Moates and Dennis Buchanan. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Blacksburg.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. At other times the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care Inc., P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731; or Mount Gallant Church of God Building Fund, 1107 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.

Rubye K. Cash
Talented pianist, organist
Rubye Kirby Cash, 96, of Rutherfordton, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain.
A native of Union County, S.C., she was the widow of Daniel H. Cash and daughter of the late Rev. C.A. Kirby and Rose Jolly Kirby. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, where she was organist for about 25 years and taught Sunday School for 50 years.
Mrs Cash taught piano lessons at Rutherfordton Elementary School for many years and was a graduate of Limestone College.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dan H. Cash Jr., and a sister, Virginia Alcorn.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Sylvia C. and Bernard Harvey of Gastonia, N.C.; a brother, Rev. C.A. Kirby Jr. of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Nancy and Bob Barger of Easley; grandchildren, Scott and Chris Cash and Dan Harvey; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, conducted by the Rev. Dean Baughn. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Music Ministry, P.O. Box 839, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.
To sign the guest register book, visit www.mcmahans funeralhome.com
McMahn’s Funeral Home, 249 S. Main St., Rutherfordton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen W. Jolly
Homemaker
Ellen Lois Wells Jolly, 95, of 174 Ballenger Road, died today, Sept. 22, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of W.J. Jolly and daughter of the late Will Wells and the late Alice Wells. She was a homemaker and member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Jolly of Gaffney and Allen Jolly of Ixonia, Wisc.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Ellis, Aileen Byars, both of Gaffney, and Jackie Freeman of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Howard S. White
Retired from Kings
Mountain Mica Co.

LAWNDALE, N.C. – Howard Summie White, 86, of 461 Vic Randall Road, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his residence.
Born on Sept. 5, 1918, in Cleveland County, he was the husband of Sally Carter White and son of the late Esper White and the late Lela Cook White.
Mr. White was a retired supervisor from Kings Mountain Mica Company and was a lifetime member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Casar, where he served as a deacon and was former custodian and groundskeeper. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Also surviving are a son, Roger Dean White of Casar; a daughter, Betty A. Brackett of Blacksburg; a brother, Roy White of Casar; his caregiver, granddaughter Tammy White-Eurey; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. White was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow White and Clyde White, and a sister, Ruby Mosteller.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Casar, conducted by Dr. Ernest Speagle. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Baptist Church, 337 Hull Road, Casar, N.C. 28020.


Henrietta L. Foster
Services for Henrietta Crystal Littlejohn Foster of 507 E. Frederick St. will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. John Wesley Evans, J.C. Lane and Willie Wilson and Drs. J.W. Sanders Sr., A.L. Brackett and Eula Miller Jr. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the church Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the hour of services.
Pallbearers will be the thr Dunton United Methodist Men and flower bearers will be the Dunton United Methodist Women.
Honorary pallbearers will be the funeral directors and honorary flower bearers will be members of the Ladies Progressive Club and Mrs. Foster's former music students.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.


Patricia Greenlee
Services for Patricia Greenlee of 502 Ivor St., Springfield, Va., will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. John Wesley Evans. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be members of Dunton United Methodist Men and flower bearers will be members of Dunton United Methodist Women.
The family is at 507 E. Frederick St.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Leigh P. Monrroy
Kings Mountain native
BLACKSBURG – Leigh Ann Polk Monrroy, 22, of 120 Spring Glen Road, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., on Feb. 23, 1982, she was the daughter of Curtis Leon Polk and Susan Patterson Beckman. Leigh Ann was a beautiful young woman, vibrant and full of life. She was loved by all who knew her and she leaves a great void in all our lives.
Survivors include her husband, Felipe Monrroy of Roseboro, N.C.; mother and stepfather, Susan and Chris Beckman of Blacksburg; father and stepmother, Leon Polk and Donna Pate of Clover; sisters and brother-in-law, Candy P. and Saul Jimenez of Mooresville, N.C., and Cathy L. Polk of Blacksburg; a brother, Stoney Polk of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Curtis H. Polk of Gastonia, N.C., and Vergie Ledford of Clover; maternal grandparents, M.G. and Janice Patterson and Diane and Bob McCallister, all of Clover; a niece, Katelyn Hardin of the home; best friend and sister-in-law, Margaret Monrroy, and husband, Alfredo, and their son, Jose, of Okeechobee, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Gwendal Ledford.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Clover, conducted by the Rev. Tommy Hope. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover.

Joe Hurdt
Retired from textile industry
BLACKSBURG – Joseph (Joe) Allen Hurdt, 65, of 431 Ross Road, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his home.
A native of Blacksburg, he was born on Feb. 15, 1939. He was the widower of Marlene Hamrick Hurdt and son of the late Frank and Lottie Hoyle Hurdt. He was retired from the textile industry, a member of Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Marines.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Hurdt was preceded in death by three brothers, John Hurdt, Dwight Hurdt and Charles Hurdt, and a sister, Betty Hurdt.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Christy Hurdt and Danny and Anne Hurdt, all of Shelby; two daughters, Shirley Ward of Claremont, N.C., and Christy Hurdt of the home; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Tom Philbeck of Shelby; two sisters, Shirley Adams and Carolyn Hurdt, both of Shelby; a brother, Andrew Hurdt of Shelby; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Dot Hurdt, Leonard and Ruth Hurdt, all of Golden Valley, N.C., and Ronald and Ella Hurdt of Hollis, N.C.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel in Shelby, conducted by Pastor Lester Haney and Associate Pastor David Philbeck. Burial will be in New Home Methodist Church Cemetery in Casar, N.C.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 364, Shelby, N.C. 28151.
Arrangements by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, 1401 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby.

Rosa Mae Steadman
Kings Creek native
Rosa Mae Steadman, 71, of Brookview HealthCare Center, 510 Thompson St., formerly of Quail Hollow Apartments in Blacksburg, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at 10 p.m.
Mrs. Steadman was the widow of Willie Bill Steadman and daughter of the late Mary B. Parker and the late Jay Ross. She was born in Kings Creek and graduated in 1951 from Blacksburg High School. She moved to Mount Vernon, N.Y., where she resided for many years, and returned to Blacksburg in 1991.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Parker-Hill of Charlotte and Arlene Jefferson; a son, Bernard Steadman of Simpsonville; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Dennis W. Funderburk, A.C. Cannada and Chineta Goodjoin. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday at noon at the church.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Minnie S. Riddle
Lockhart native
Minnie Geneva Sanders Riddle, 75, of 302 Grubb St., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Lockhart, she was the widow of Glenn Riddle and daughter of the late Jimmy Taylor Sanders and the late Mary Louise Helton Sanders. She was a homemaker and member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Glenda Chavis of Orangeburg, Debbie Cooper, Paula Spencer, both of Blacksburg, and Jill Elliott of Gaffney; two sons, Mike Riddle of Orangeburg and Harold Wayne Taylor of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lois Sanders and Gwen Hawkins, both of Gaffney; and a brother, Danny Helton of Gaffney.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Riddle was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Jean Riddle; a sister, Virgie Lee Sanders; two brothers, James Mason Sanders and William Harold Sanders; and a grandson, Billy Gene Hutto Jr.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Bruce Kanipe and Forest Teague and Dr. Charlie Barnard.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Spencer, Randy Cooper, Danny Helton, Wayne Taylor, Herbert Vaughn, Jimmy Dale Taylor and Danny Chavis.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.


Dan C. Martin Sr.
Retired UCMC custodian
Dan C. Martin Sr., 77, of 235 Ford Road, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Martin and the late Molly Pearson Martin. He was a former textile employee and a retired custodian for Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He was a member of McKown’s Mountain Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are a son, Dan C. Martin Jr. of Gaffney; two daughters, Lauretta Holcomb and Sylvia Mathis, both of Gaffney; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by a sister, Iris McCraw, and a brother, John Martin.
Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Paul Fowler, David Mathis, James Hall, Amos Holcomb, Jo Dean Holcomb, Edward Holcomb and Chad Holcomb.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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