common / 10-25-2004

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, October 25, 2004

Edith Flack Dillard
Survived by hundreds
Edith Flack Dillard, 95, of 224 Victoria Road died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Shelby, N.C., she was the widow of Dock Dillard Sr. and was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Burgess Flack.
She is survived by six sons, Dock Abraham Dillard of Mt. Holly, N.C., Dock Isaac Dillard of Capitol Heights, Md., Dock Division of Belmont, N.C., Dock Solomon Dillard, Dock David Dillard, Dock Sampson Dillard, all of Gaffney; 10 daughters, Annie Love Lipscomb, Elizabeth Hopper, Della Howard, Lucy Mae Spivey, Edith P. Williams, Mary Wilkins, Martha Dillard, all of Gaffney, Dorothy Vasquez of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gloria Williams of Georgetown, S.C., Mentory Jones of Columbia; one brother Tom Flack of Shelby, N.C.; 69 grandchildren, more than 200 great-grandchildren; and 50 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by five children, Bertha Lee Valentine, Essie Parham, Elsie Macking, Dock Answer Dillard and Dock Dillard Jr.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with the brother Edward Hughes officiating.
Burial will follow in Dillard Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gilmore Mortuary.
Gilmore Mortuary is handling arrangments.

Kenneth Carvalho
Deacon, 1st Baptist Church
COWPENS — Kenneth Carvalho, 70, of 6250 Cannon's Campground Road died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Fall River, Mass., he was the husband of Mary Lou Gomes Carvalho of the home and son of the late Antone Carvalho and the late Ruth Pimental Carvalho.
Mr. Carvalho was a retired maintenance employee for Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and was a host at Applebee's in Gaffney. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Blacksburg where he was a deacon. Mr. Carvalho was a 32nd-degree Mason through the King Philip Lodge in Fall River and he loved to sing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters Ruth Rodrigues and Rachel Robertson, both of Gaffney; a sister, Carole Andrade of Cowpens; four grandchildren, Kayla Rodrigues, Dustin Rodrigues, Nathanial Robertson and Alyssa Robertson; and a beloved cousin Randall Aguiar.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with the Revs. Rick Douglas and Chris Church officiating. Burial will be at Fredereick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church in Blacksburg.
The family received friends on Sunday and will be at the home of Mr. Carvalho's sister Carole Andrade, 838 Sunny Slope Drive in Cowpens.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 121 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Charles C. Lipscomb
Retired road supervisor
Charles C. Lipscomb, 82, of Gaffney died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Victoria Cash Lipscomb of the home and son of the late James W. Lipscomb and the late Minnie Smith Lipscomb.
He was a retired road maintenance supervisor for Cherokee County. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and a Mason through the Granard Lodge No. 186.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lou Pendry of Hays, N.C., and Cathy Seager of Gaffney; a sister Mary Vinity Lipscomb of Gaffney; and two grandsons, Charles Pendry and Geoff Pendry.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Duvall officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service.
Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Cash, Tony Cash, Geoff Pendry, Charlie Pendry, Jimmy Lipscomb and Jerry Lipscomb.
The family received friends Sunday evening at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 216 Macedonia Road, Gaffney, S.C., 29341, or to the charity of one's choice.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ray Eugene Huskey
WWII veteran
ORANGE, VA. — Ray Eugene Huskey, 87, of Orange died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Orange County Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Gaffney, he was the husband of Helen Hankins Huskey and the son of the late Franklin Ray and Sally Victoria Black Huskey.
Mr. Huskey was a Navy veteran of W.W. II and was retired from Va. Metal Products in Orange. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 156 in Orange and a member of Orange Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Huskey Meredith and Randy of Mooresville, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard Eugene "Gene" Huskey and Joyce of Orange; a brother Roger Huskey of Sumpter; four sisters, Marie Jones, Gennieve Huskey, Sara Allen and Peggy Clary, all of Blacksburg; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Author and Charles Huskey, and a sister, Lula Belle Griggs.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange with Dr. Stanley Johnson officiating. Burial in Graham Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Orange Baptist Church, 123 West Main St., Orange, Va., 22960.
Preddy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard Tague Wilcox
Pineground Campground
Richard Tague Wilcox, 74, of 102 Desert Primrose Place, Gaffney, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at 550 Houston St. in Spartanburg.
A native of Chicago, Ill., he is the widower of Katharine Anne Allen Wilcox and son of the late Francis Bradford Wilcox and the late Laura Beatrice Wilcox.
He was the co-owner of Pinecone Campground, formerly Safari Campground. Mr. Wilcox was retired from the Timken Co. and worked for Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of the Lions Club, coached baseball at the YMCA and County Recreation Department and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. Mr. Wilcox also was an Army Veteran having served in Korea.
He is survived by five daughters, Barbara Anne Ryan and Katie Spencer, both of Gaffney, Peggy Wilcox and Betsy Wilcox, both of Spartanburg, and Beverly Beatrice Wilcox of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Wilcox is preceded in death by his stepfather Charles Shmalzl.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with Father Gordon Hamilton officiating. The family received friends Saturday at the church.
The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Home of Grace Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C., 29301.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda Bush Blanton
Buck Creek Baptist member
CHESNEE — Linda Bush Blanton, 56, of 1249 Buck Creek Road died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Phil Blanton and daughter of Wofford Bush and the late Julia Hughey Bush.
She was a homemaker and member of Buck Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a daughter Julie Price of Chesnee; a son Jamie Mintz of Spartanburg; a sister Debby Bush of Chesnee; a brother Randy Bush of Spartanburg; four grandchildren, Justin Mintz, Mercedes Mintz, Lexus Price and Michael Price; a step-grandchild Tara Maurer; and special friends Jane and Lucille Lawter.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Odell Mosley and pastor Paul Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Linda Blanton Memorial Fund, in care of Arthur State Bank, Attn.: Sandra Powell, P.O. Box 188, Chesnee, S.C., 29323.
Condolences may be sent online at www.eggersfuneralhome.com.
Eggers Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

L.C. Davis
Antioch Baptist church member
L.C. Davis, 74, better known as L.C. Bonner, of 112 O'Sage Circle, Gaffney, died Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2004, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.
A native of Cherokee County, he was married to Girtha Brown of the home and was the son of the late Ella Ingram and the late Rob Bonner.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was retired from Arthur Wyatt Wholesale House after 20 years of service and did other jobs like roofing afer retirement.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susie Foster and Sarah Littlejohn, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Patricia Good and Carol Bonner, both of Gaffney; two brothers, John Bonner of New York and Clarence Bonner of Gaffney; a step-father, Vander Ingram of Boiling Springs, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephew and other relatives.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Sherman Davis officiating. He will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Foster Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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