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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Friday, October 15, 2004

Charlie Wilson
Retired from AT&T
Charles (Charlie) Winston Wilson, 84, of 221 Mill St., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Tuskegee, Ala., he was the husband of Elizabeth (Lib) Branom Wilson and son of the late John Harvey Wilson and the late Ocie Mae Waters Wilson. He was retired from AT&T after 40 years and eight months of service and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Charles T. Wilson, Douglas E. Wilson, both of Gaffney, Gary M. Wilson of Chesnee and Stanley M. Wilson of Simi Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Murel Pope of Montgomery, Ala., and Betty Jean Huff of Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, John Harvey Wilson, Thomas Earl Wilson and James K. Wilson, all of Montgomery, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frank Swearington, and a brother, Edward H. Wilson.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Wilson, Douglas Wilson Jr., Michael Wilson, Gary Wilson Jr., Adam Wilson and Zachary Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Department of Natural Resources.
The family is at the home of a son, Douglas E. Wilson, 512 S. Limestone St.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

William B. Smith
Cleveland County native
BLACKSBURG – William Boyd Smith, 60, of 131 Bowling Road, Lot 39, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born on Nov. 30, 1943, in Cleveland County, N.C., he was the husband of Brenda Ann Richards Smith of the home and son of Bessie Evelyn Morrow Smith of Shelby and the late Johnny Jerome Smith Sr.
Also surviving are three sons, Lee Smith, Alex Smith, both of Gaffney, and Timothy Smith of Blacksburg; two daughters, Reba Henderson of Gaffney and Karen Smith of Mississippi; a brother, Jackie Smith of Polkville, N.C.; three sisters, Shirley Weeks of Myrtle Beach, Barbara Jones of Banks, Ga., and Linda Toney of Shelby; and nine grandchildren.
In addition to his father, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Smith Jr.
Services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Archie Chapman and Jim Clark. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, N.C.

Trossie C. Hunter Jr.
Retired from Duke Power
ANDERSON – Trossie Cleo Hunter Jr. of 214-B Lee St., formerly of Spartanburg, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in Anderson Area Medical Center.
Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Trossie Cleo Hunter Sr. and the late Addie Tucker Hunter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Duke Power Company.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Hunter of Anderson; four brothers, Jacob Hunter of Spartanburg, Bennie Hunter, Columbus Hunter, both of Cowpens, and Lincoln Hunter of Gaffney; five sisters, Tecora Oliver, Ceola Posey, both of Spartanburg, Ruby Brackett, Gladys Johnson, both of Cowpens, and Judy Foster of New Jersey.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Anderson, conducted by the Rev. Kelly Simmons. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at The Gilmore Mortuary and Saturday from 7-7:30 p.m. at Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home, Anderson.

William F. Brazell
Paint contractor
EARL, N.C. – William Franklin Brazell, 77, of 115 Fritz Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at his home.
A native of Lancaster County, S.C., he was the son of the late Walter J. and Mary Edda Fail Brazell. He was an independent paint contractor and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are a son, Robert Franklin Brazell of Earl; five daughters, Sue Hamrick of Blacksburg, Patricia Owens of New Bern, N.C., Pam Reynolds of Earl, Sandy Patterson of Blacksburg and Peggy Maynor of Gaffney; two brothers, Fred Brazell of Heath Springs, S.C., and Carl Brazell of Florida; three sisters, Ruby Faukenburg of Heath Springs, Ruth Horton and Sally Rollins, both of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brazell was preceded in death by brothers, James, Edward and Jack Brazell, and a sister, Nancy Croxton.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Brazell’s grandsons; Ralphie Glenn Jr., Shane Parker, Gary Maynor Jr., William “Bo” Hamrick, Tony Hamrick and Jamie Hamrick.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home of Sue Hamrick, 166 Canton Road, Blacksburg.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Melvin D. Hopper Sr.
Auto mechanic
CHESNEE – Melvin Douglas Hopper Sr., 63, of 214 Dana Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born March 10, 1941, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late James L. and Lelia Parker Hopper. He was an automobile mechanic and a member of Evangel Cathedral.
Surviving are a son, Melvin D. Hopper Jr. and his wife, Christie, of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Heather Dawn Hopper, Ashley Hopper, Ann Marie Hopper, Maranda Hopper and Marcus Hopper; and a nephew, Jack Hopper.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hopper was preceded in death by a son, James Aris Hopper.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by Pastor Jerry Clevenger. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Evangel. Cathedral, 200 Evangel Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
The family is at the home of his son at 182 Foxfire Drive, Gaffney.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel.

Marjorie Bostic
Rutherford County native
COWPENS – Marjorie Teresa Flynn Bostic, 75, of 127 Easler Webb Lane, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., she was the widow of Charles Reid Bostic and daughter of the late L.E. and Bessie McIntire Flynn.
Surviving are three daughters, Lynn Scruggs of Lincolnton, N.C., Jane Thornton of Cowpens and Lori Bostic of Cowpens; a sister, Naomi Waters of Forest City; a brother, Brell Flynn of Sandy Mush, N.C.; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, Chesnee, conducted by the Rev. Billy Henderson. Burial will be in Cowpens City Cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Macie R. Ramsey
Retired from Hamrick Mills
BLACKSBURG – Macie Richardson Ramsey, 75, of 1121 S. Charleston St., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, N.C.
Mrs. Ramsey was the wife of Paul Ramsey of the home and daughter of the late George M. and Mary Ila James Richardson. She was a member of Cherokee Falls Baptist Church and was retired from Hamrick Mills.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Bolin and Darlene and Butch Self, all of Blacksburg; a nephew, Ronnie Holland of Blacksburg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by brothers, Virgil Richardson, Vernie Richardson and Junior Richardson, and a sister, Louise Jones.
Services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, conducted by Bishop Don Horton and the Revs. Broadus Heatherly and Tim Knotts. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Jerry Self, David Yanello, Robert Crotts, Olin Ramsey, Ralph Ramsey and Chris McCord.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Falls Baptist Church, 109 School St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Lester L. Petty Jr.
Services for Lester L. Petty Jr., 50, of 409 Browning Road, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danny L. Burnside. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Foster Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.
Michael K. Shippy
Services for Michael Kenneth Shippy, 19, of 508 Hetty Hill St., will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Charles Shippy, Tony Macomson, Lee Byers, Jeff Shippy and Elder Victor Shippy. Body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Garnson, Regis Harris, Eric Dover, Tremayne Byers, Lee Smith, Shane Harris, Alonzo Webber and Brian Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jaycee Shippy, Darell Tate Jr., Charles Shippy Jr., Jaye Benson and Hermon Leach.
Flower bearers will be Jackie Garrison, Brittany Harris, Ashley Ross, Courtney Richmond, Ashley McCluney, Beveley Logan, Charity McCluney, Destiny Wilson, Antawana Ross, Tanisha Wilson, Lakeisha Wilson and Sheria Vereen.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Mary D. Sarratt
Services for Mary Ann Sarratt, 100, of Brookview HealthCare Center, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Horace Jefferies and Elder Dawkins Richard Dowdle. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be James Odell Dowdle, Donnell L. Dowdle, Calvin C. Dowdle, Orville D. Dowdle, Thomas C. Dowdle and Richard Dowdle.
Flower bearers will be her great-granddaughters and honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.
The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Brenda Green, 604 E. Jefferies St.
Mrs. Sarratt, widow of William Sarratt, died Oct. 11 in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Julia Dowdle and Mae Willie Dowdle of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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