2005-03-11 / Obituaries


John Ledford

Blacksburg native

CALLISON – John Berry Ledford, 56, of 4507 Callison Hwy., husband of Jeanne Cooper Ledford, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Cherokee County on March 11, 1948, he was a son of the late John Berry Sr. and Mildred Nelms Ledford. he was a graduate of Blacksburg High School and attended Berea College in Kentucky. He was a U.S. Air force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and was president of Contract Data Inc. He was a state constable and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sisters, Sylvia L. Phillips and Jeanne L. Snead, both of Gaffney; a niece, Melanie Cole; and four nephews, George Flores, Morgan Cooper, Pat Cooper and Robin Cooper.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Curtis. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Morgan Cooper, Pat Cooper, Robin Cooper, George Flores, Brice Cole, Todd Quattlebaum, O'Neal Yeardin and Bob Underwood.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at Rehoboth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 1808 Callison Hwy., Greenwood, S.C. 29646.

For additional information, visit ww.blythfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood.

Willie M. Fleming

Cherokee County native

SPARTANBURG – Willie Mae Fleming, 82, of 882 Logan St., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Magnolia Manor in Inman.

A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Wil Fleming and daughter of the late Sam Littlejohn and the late Mamie Brown Littlejohn. She attended Maxwell Baptist Church in Spartanburg and had resided in Spartanburg for over 50 years.

Surviving are five nieces, Debra Harris of the home, whom she considered a daughter, Berthenia Morrow, Carolyn Martin, both of Spartanburg, Dorothy Cumberlander of Gaffney and Jessie Mae Davidson of Alexandria, Va.; four nephews, Rev. Monroe Dawkins, Clyde Dawkins, Willie Floyd Jefferies and Rev. Virgil Dawkins, all of Gaffney.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mary D. Jefferies, Lawrence Davidson, William Jones, Lee Byers and Virgil Dawkins. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Cumberlander Jr., Henry Cumberlander, Spencer Brannon, Timothy Dawkins, Kelsey Harris, Brandon Jefferies, Frederick Degree and Roy Dawkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donny Dawkins and Tommy Gladney.

Flower bearers will be Angela Jefferies, Denise Dawkins, Tina Harris, Vette Dawkins, Threasa Cumberlander, Kimberly Cumberlander, Tammy Dawkins and Kita Dawkins.

Honorary flower bearers will be Vora Clark, Charles Ann Gory, Dorothy Nesbitt, Denise Smith and Shirley Talley.

The family will receive friends at the home of her nephew, Rev. Virgil Dawkins, 204 Annette St., Gaffney, and at 882 Logan St., Spartanburg.

Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Walter E. LeCroy Sr.

Retired from Hamrick Mills

and Peachtree Centre

Walter Edward LeCroy Sr., 73, of 222 Vadar Circle, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at his home.

A native of Gaffney, he was the husband of Ann Eubanks LeCroy and son of the late Noah LeCroy and the late Pearl Alvis LeCroy. He was retired from Hamrick Mills and Peachtree Centre. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Walter LeCroy Jr., and his wife, Angie, and Max Stephen LeCroy and his wife, Pat, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Kathy L. Hughey, and her husband, Phil, of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Jerith, Jeremiah, Max and Olivia LeCroy of Gaffney and Brandi and Jackson Hughey of Florida; a brother, James LeCroy of Gaffney; and a special niece, Teresa Bright, and her husband, Benny, of Gaffney.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Delos Blanton, David Ervin and Ron Jackson. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Todd Daniels, Kevin Holmes, Cody Bright, Phil LeCroy, Robbie LeCroy, Michael Spencer, Jackson Hughey and J.R. Robbs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Allison, Lewis Byars, Dever Solomon, Jack Parker, Gary Peeler, Stephen Ramsey, Morgan Bright Sr., Lee Pennington, Paul Johnson and Wardlaw Hamrick.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 246 Ford Rod, Gaffney, S.C. 29340; and to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615.

Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Judy Lynn Carter

Tennessee native

Judy Lynn Carter, 61, of 400 Bonner Lake Road, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at her home.

A native of Johnson City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lila Mae Crawford Edwards.

Surviving are a daughter, Jessica T. Wilson and husband, Tony, of Gaffney; a sister, Stephanie Edwards of Gaffney; and grandchildren, Kelsey Wells and Devin Wilson, both of Gaffney.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Ed-wards.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Alester Mckinney.

The family is at 138 Ramsey Heights, Gaffney.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Judy Carter Memorial Fund, c/o White Columns Funeral Service LLC, P.O. Box 331, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.

"Becky" Lisk

Homemaker, member

of First Baptist Church

Agatha Rebecca "Becky" Lipscomb Lisk, 82, formerly of 204 Vine St., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Morehead Nursing Center, Eden, N.C.

A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Milton H. Lisk Sr. and daughter of the late John Geddis Lipscomb and the late Pearl Stamey Lipscomb. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.

She is survived by one grandson.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Lisk was preceded in death by two sons, Milton "Mitch" Lisk Jr. and John Michael Lisk; and a sister, Geraldine Lipscomb McSwain.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

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