2005-06-15 / Obituaries


Vera W. Eaker
Vera W. Eaker Retired from Hamrick Mills

BLACKSBURG – Vera Mae White Eaker, 75, of 334 Cherokee Falls Road, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at her home.

A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Thomas Eaker and daughter of the late Adolphus White and the late Clara Ella Justice White. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Gaffney, retired from Hamrick Mills and a member of the Young at Heart senior citizens group. Mrs. Eaker also delivered meals for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Tommy Eaker of the home; a son, Roger Eaker of Spartanburg; a sister, Peggy Gibson of Blacksburg; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Isler
Dorothy Isler Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Scott Kierstead. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church – Victory Campaign, 1508 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Alberta C. Doiley
Alberta C. Doiley Dorothy Isler

Gaston County native

BLACKSBURG – Dorothy "Dot" Henderson Cagle Isler, 78, of 148 Possum Trot Road, formerly of Bessemer City, N.C., died June 12, 2005, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney.

Mrs. Isler was a native of Gaston County, N.C., and daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Mattie Viola Hayes Henderson. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Blacksburg.

Survivors are her husband, Lester L. Isler of the home; sons, Mark Cable of Bessemer City and Gary Cagle and wife, Sandra, of Blacksburg; daughters, Raelynn Abernathy of Bessemer City, Sharon Martin and husband, Jackie of Bessemer City and Susie Cagle and special friend, April Drye, of Concord; step-daughters, Christy Hallo and husband, Paul, of Grover, N.C., and Lisa Morris of Shelby; brother, Ralph Henderson and wife, Marlene, of Gastonia; sisters, Betty Cloninger and husband, Horace, of Dallas and Bobbie Moore and husband, Howell, of Greenville; a special friend, Pat Auten of Blacksburg; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Isler was preceded in death by a stepson, David Kent Isler, and brothers, Dalton, Ray and Garland Henderson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bessemer City, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig. Burial will be in Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.

The family is at the home of Mark Cagle, 208 Stinnett Drive, Bessemer City.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hallo, Jackie Martin, John Abernathy, Gene Moore, Carroll Henderson and Purvis Hoyle.,

Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.

Quinton J. Tate Jr.

Quinton Jerrod Tate Jr. of 606 Winchester Drive, son of Quinton Jerrod Tate Sr. and Brittany Cierra Martin, was born in Cherokee County and died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at 11 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are sisters, Jayla Jones of Augusta, Ga.; grandparents, Robert Tate Sr., Mary Tate, Karen Ferguson and Marice Martin Jr., all of Gaffney; great-grandparents, John Evans and Linnie Evans, all of Gaffney; and step-grandfather, Donald Ferguson of Gaffney.

Graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m., at Limestone Cemetery, conducted by Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr., the Revs. Leroy Jackson, Dolly Elmore and Deborah Livsey, and Evangelist Laquanda Brannon.

Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Alberta C. Doiley

Gaffney native

Alberta C. Doiley, 74, of 1429 N.W. First Ave., Florida City, Fla., died Sun-day, June 12, 2005, in Baptist Hospital of Homestead, Fla.

Born July 1, 1929, in Gaff-ney, she was the wife of James Doiley and daughter of the late David Corry and the late Lillie Byers Corry. She first joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in Gaffney and in Florida she joined the Crusade for Christ Church in Florida City. She was retired from Southland Cleaners.

Also surviving are a daughter, Gaynell Spencer of Miami; a stepdaughter, Lisa Doiley of Homestead; four sisters, Mary Lee Foster, Frances C. Foster, Dorothy J. Littlejohn and Ruby L. Corry, all of Gaffney; a brother, King Corry of Gaffney; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Wesley Corry, John Henry Corry and Allen Corry, and two sisters, Addie McLead and Azlee Davis.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eula Miller Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Foster, 400 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gaffney.

Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Bobby D. Harris Sr.

Gaffney native

COWPENS – Bobby Dean Harris Sr., 66, of 4828 Old Georgia Hwy., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at his home.

A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Nola Martin Harris of Gaffney and the late Willie Jessie Harris. He was a pulpwood and construction worker, a National Guard veteran and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Nola Darlene Harris of Spartanburg and Merry Turner of Gaffney; two sons, Willie Thomas Harris and Bobby Dean Harris Jr., both of Gaffney; a sister, Mary Turner of Gaffney; five brothers, Alfred Harris, Billy Harris, Pete Harris, all of Cowpens, Junior Harris and Robert Harris, both of Gaffney; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his father, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, T.J. Harris; a step-grandson, Jason Hall; and a granddaughter, Christy Waddell.

Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Nicky R. Hemphill

Worked at Crayons 2 Computers

CHESNEE – Nicky Rajshun Hemphill, 25, of 317 Ohio St., died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home.

Born in Gaffney, he was a son of Nicky Leon Hemphill of Gaffney and Phyllis Surratt Hemphill of Chesnee. He was a member of Buck Shoals Baptist Church and was employed by Crayons 2 Computers Day Care Center.

Also surviving are a brother, Travis Hemphill of Chesnee; two sisters, Shamia Hemphill and She'ala Wilkerson, both of Chesnee; and maternal grandmother, Tessie Surratt of the home.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

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