2005-01-24 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Alfred D. Behney

Construction worker

BLACKSBURG – Alfred Daniel Behney, 42, of 1042 Lookout Tower Road, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at his residence.

A native of Providence, R.I., he was the husband of Angela Ramsey Behney and son of Alfred Bertrum Behney and Dorothy Carrollann Leach Behney. He lived half of his life in Providence before moving down to South Carolina. He was a construction worker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a son, Joshua D. Behney of the home; two daughters, Ashley Behney and Alisha Behney of Waterburg, Conn.; an older sister, Debra Sequenzia and her husband, Louis Sequenzia, and their two sons, Lou Sequenzia and Matt Sequenzia; a younger brother, Daniel Behney and his four daughters, Tiffany Behney, Amanda Behney, Dallas Behney and Skylar Behney; a younger sister, Denelle Martin, and her husband, Brian Martin, and their two sons, Brandon Martin and Dawson Martin; six aunts and four uncles with an extensive family of nieces and nephews and cousins, all who love and miss him dearly.

Memorials services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel , conducted by the Rev. Jamie Ellis.

The family is at 1008 Lookout Tower Road, Blacksburg.

Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Eugene E. Martin

Retired from Timken

Eugene (Gene) Edward Martin, 77, of 406 Mike’s Creek Road, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Dorothy (Dot) Humphries Martin of the home and son of the late Joe H. Martin and the late Nannie Martin Martin. He was retired from The Timken Company and was a member of Camps Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kimberly (Kim) Bradley, and her husband, Rev. Harold Bradley Jr., of Gaffney; a sister, Willene Cantrell of Inman; two brothers, Paul Martin and Bobby Martin, both of Gaffney; and two grandchildren, Kayla Bradley and Trey Bradley.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Martin and Danny Martin.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Camps Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Rich Lancaster and Mike Proctor and Dr. Paul Sorrells. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were O.B. Smiley, Tim Spencer, L.C. Sarratt, Charles Parris Sr., Robert Patterson, John Browning, Garrison McCraw and Keith Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers were Steven Bradley II, David Johnson, Jason Pierce, Joey Walker, Josh Williams, Chuck McCullough, Woodrow Lester, Glenn Jackson, Bill Joe McCraw and Eckles Phillip.

The family is at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.

Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Benjamin Linder Jr.

Services for Benjamin “B.L.” Linder Jr., 80, of 100 White Oak Drive, Apt. 46, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Dewey Whittenburg, Pittman Harris, Melvin Hush, David Vernon and Freddie Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Grant, Tommy Conley, James Littlejohn, Walter Burris, Reggie Tate, James Gregory and James Paul Linder.

Flower bearers will be his nieces.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Sarah Elizabeth Ruby

Sarah Elizabeth Ruby, infant, of 127 Skinny’s Road, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at her residence.

A native of Gaffney, she was a daughter of Jamie Carl Ruby and Jessica Lynn Warren Ruby.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Madison Ruby of the home; maternal grandparents, Charles and Jeanie Warren and Roxanne Owens, all of Gaffney; paternal grandparents, Karen Estes of Gaffney and Tommy Lynn Ruby of Tennessee; maternal great-grandparents, Alice Evans of Gaffney and Earl and Judy Teague of Laurens; and paternal great-grandparents, Sarah May of Jasper, Ala., and Icie Franks of Winfield, Ala.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Steven Griffith.

The family is at 236 Water Mill Road, Gaffney.

Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

R.T. Smith

Retired construction

worker

R.T. Smith, 83, of 107 Gaston Shoals Road, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his residence.

A native of Lavonia, Ga., he was the husband of Mealzie Elizabeth Pierce Smith and son of the late Marion Smith and the late Ethel Penny McCullough. He was a member of Little Memorial Baptist Church and a retired construction worker. He was a veteran of world War II.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Teresa Smith of Gaffney; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Jerry Patterson and Glenda and David Patterson, all of Gaffney; three brothers, Marion Smith Jr., Zane Smith and Eugene Smith, all of Gaffney; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Smith; three brothers, Otis Smith, Howard Smith and Charles Smith; and sister, Edna Smith Runyans.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. James Humphries, Rev. Jerry Patterson Jr. and Robert Smith.

Pallbearers will be Robert Smith, Rev. Jerry Patterson Jr., Davis Patterson Jr., Ronnie Blackwell, Randy McDowell and Steve Holmes.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the residence.

Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Scarlett G. Faile

Supervisor with

Handleman in Charlotte

ROCK HILL – Scarlett Brock Faile, 61, of 14 Cauthen St., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Piedmont Medical Center.

A native of York County, she was the daughter of Beatrice Hannah Brock of Gaffney and the late Roy Lee Brock. She was a supervisor with Handleman in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of United Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles T. Faile Sr. of Rock Hill; two sons, Charles “Chuck” T. Faile Jr. of Rock Hill and Jimmy Lee Faile of Clearwater, Fla.; her daughter, Kim F. Cockman of Rock Hill; two brothers, Johnny Ray Brock and Benjamin Roy Brock, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Blonnie Turney of Chester and Betty Lou Smiley of Gaffney; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held today at noon at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, conducted by Pastor D.L. Ericson. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service today at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 355 E. White St., Rock Hill.

Harold D. McDaniel

Blacksburg native

BLACKSBURG – Harold Dean McDaniel, 71, of 106 S. Charleston St., died today, Jan. 24, 2005, in Spartanburg Regional Health Care.

A native of Blacksburg, he was the husband of Betty Jean Lanier McDaniel and son of the late William Boyd McDaniel and the late Pauline Moore McDaniel. He was a member of Buffalo Lodge 202 A.F.M. and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Danny McDaniel and Roger McDaniel, both of Blacksburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Sarratt.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Norman Philbeck. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Spencer, Thomas Starnes, Roger Childers, Kevin McDaniel, Jason Driskill and Steve Graham.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Martha C. McKimie

West Virginia native

Martha Clarice McKimie, born in Reader, W.Va., on Sept. 26, 1908, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

Miss McKimie was preceded in death by her parents, Spencer and Ora Gay Clark McKimmie; sisters, Thelma McKimmie Olszta and Blanche McCaskey; brothers, Carl, Paul, Lester, Foster, Spencer, and her twin brother, George.

Survivors in Gaffney include her beloved sister, Ethel Gay McKimmie Stallman and brother-in-law, Eugene M. Stallman; a niece, Nedra Stallman Shaw and husband, Daniel L. Shaw; great-nieces, Susan Shaw Griffin, Cynthia Shaw Donahue, Danielle Shaw Robertson; great-nephew, Craig Shaw; and many great-great- and great-great-great- nieces and nephews in Gaffney and Myrtle Beach.

In Ohio, she is survived by nieces and nephews, Marilyn Frye, Harold McKimmie, Madeline Harmon, Karlene Stanley, Corlene Shiltz, Ronald McKimmie, Douglas McKimmie and their many children.

Prior to moving to Gaffney in 1990 to join her family here, she had owned and operated the Mar-Clair Beauty Shop in Wheeling, W.Va., for 45 years. She was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Wheeling.

She loved all her family wholeheartedly and unconditionally and they all loved her dearly in return. Her door and her arms were always open to all. She was a saving grace for all who passed her way.

Family members attended graveside services Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Jack Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

Arrangements by White Columns of Gaffney.

David E. Batchelor

Welder/machinist

CHAPIN – David Eric Batchelor, 37, of 1234 Pet Sites Road, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Columbia.

A native of Columbia, he was the son of the late Herbert A. Batchelor and the late Janet Sparks Batchelor. He was a welder/machinist and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are a brother, Rick Batchelor and his wife, Nancy, of Chapin; a step-sister, Nancy Connette of California; a nephew, Michael Batchelor; and various other relatives from Gaffney.

Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler.

No formal visitation is planned. Friends may visit at the funeral home after 9 a.m. today.

The family is at the home of Jim Hawkins, 506 S. Petty St., Gaffney.

Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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