2005-04-11 / Obituaries

Frances Baxley Retired school teacher

  • KERSHAW — Frances Corry Baxley, 80, widow of Harold Huntley Baxley, died Thursday, April 7, 2005.
  • Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late William Blackstone and Marie Kirby Corry. Mrs. Baxley retired as a public school music teacher, having taught in the Lancaster County School System for 28 years. She also taught music at North Greenville Junior College and taught several music classes at Montreat, Montreat, N.C.

    Mrs. Baxley was a graduate of Limestone College, received her master’s in music education from Columbia University in New York, and continued her music education by studying at Julliard School of Music in New York. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the Kershaw Garden Club, the McDowell Music Club and the Bid and Bye Bridge Club.

    Surviving are her children, Harold Huntley “Hal” Baxley Jr., of Chattanooga, Tenn., Robert Edward “Bob” Baxley of Alexandria, Va., and David Eric Baxley of Columbia; grandchildren, Elizabeth Corry Baxley of Greenville, Andrew Shelton “Drew” Baxley, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ethan Robert Baxley, of Alexandria, Va., Sara Elizabeth Baxley, Amelia Sikes Baxley and David Eric Baxley, Jr. of Columbia.

    Mrs. Baxley was predeceased by a son, William Daniel “Bill” Baxley.

    Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Bryant D. Fersner. Burial was in the Baxley family plot in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions in Mrs. Baxley's memory may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

    Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw.

    Harold D.Millwood

    Retired electrician

    for Pryor Electric Company

    Harold Dean Millwood, 60, of 302 Grindall Ford Road, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his residence.

    A native of Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Dean Hardin Millwood and the late Iva Moore Millwood. He was a retired electrician for Pryor Electric Company and a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. He was in the S.C. National Guard for 12 years.

    Mr. Millwood was an artist and loved flowers and history. He was a good friend to all.

    Surviving are a niece, Wendy M. Millwood of Gaffney; a brother, Roy Gene Millwood of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret A. Owensby and her husband, Samuel, of Gaffney; a niece, Anne E. Stamper and her husband, Jason of Gaffney; and a nephew, Kenneth Dean Millwood of Gaffney.

    Graveside services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. John Goforth.

    Pallbearers were Ralph Harris, Loye Mayfield, Larry Gibson, Johnny Duncan, Tony Owens, and David Smoke Sr.

    Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Spencer, Arthur Burgess, George Whitman and Bill Baker.

    Family members are at their respective homes.

    Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital-Crippled Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

    Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

    Sandra H. Keller

    Tennessee native

    Sandra Rebecca Harvey Keller, 58, of 413 E. Montgomery St., died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at her residence.

    A native of Kingsport, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Oren Harvey and the late Bessie Virginia Lamb Harvey. She was a retired textile employee and of the Baptist faith.

    Surviving are two sisters, Vickie Blair of Lavonia, Ga., and Terrie Benton of Gaffney; two brothers, Oren Clark Harvey and Joel Jonathan Harvey, both of Gaffney; and one grandchild.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Dover, and a daughter, Sandy Lynn Dover.

    Funeral services will be private.

    Family members are at their respective homes.

    Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

    D.J. Allison

    Retired textile employee

    D.J. Allison, 86, of 811 Pleasant School Road, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Brookview HealthCare.

    A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Louise Morgan Allison and son of the late Doctor John Allison and the late Julia Blanton Allison.

    Mr. Allison was a retired textile employee and a member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church. He was a member of Chesnee Shrine Club and Gaffney Lodge No. 186 AFM. He was manager of the Iron City Band.

    Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Allison Johnson of Spartanburg, Celena Allison of the home and Shelly Cable of Gaffney; and two granddaughters.

    In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Allison was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

    Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

    Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Chesnee Shrine Club.

    The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times they will be at his residence.

    Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.

    Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

    Mable W. Byers


    Mable Webber Byers, 91, formerly of Grover, N.C., died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Magnolia Assisted Living in Gaffney, where she was a resident.

    Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Susan Elvira LeMaster Webber. She was a homemaker and active member of First Baptist Church of Grover. She loved to care for the sick and was well known for her pecan pies.

    In addition to her parents, Mrs. Byers was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Byers; a brother, Richard Webber; sisters, Sudie W. Parris, Helen Webber, Mildred W. Walchel, Rachel W. Jones, Mary W. Estes and Amanda W. Castles.

    She is survived by a sister, Frances Sprouse of Gaffney.

    Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grover, conducted by Dr. Tony Fulbright. Burial was in Grover Cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29341; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

    Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

    Mallory Bullock

    Mallory Elizabeth Bullock, infant daughter of Michael and Beth Bullock, went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2005, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

    Surviving are a sister, Madison Bullock, and two brothers, Hunter and Landon Bullock, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Milton and Patricia McElroy of Cowpens and Sherman and Barbara Shidner of Gaffney; and paternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Bullock of Gaffney.

    Private services will be held.

    Arrangements by Lanford-Dunbar Funeral Home.

    Michael L. Lipscomb

    Employed by Mack's Molding

    and Eagle Aviation

    SPARTANBURG – Michael LaDon Lipscomb, 32, of 166 Poplar Creek Drive, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at 11 a.m on Hwy. 110 in Spartanburg County.

    Husband of Arlenda Clowney Lipscomb, he was born in Shelby, N.C., son of Larry J. and Lucille Robinson Lipscomb. He was a 1991 graduate of Chesnee High School and an employee of Mack's Molding Company in Inman and Eagle Aviation in Spartanburg. He was a member of Full House Ryder's Club.

    Also surviving are three sons, Montel Lipscomb of Chesnee, Michael LaDon Lipscomb II and Noah Clowney, both of the home; a daughter, Deonta Clowney of the home; maternal grandparents, Leona and Willie Edward Robinson of Shelby; and paternal grandmother, Tessie Surratt of Chesnee.

    The family is at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Lipscomb, 501 New Pleasant Road, Gaffney.

    Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

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