2005-11-28 / Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Billy R. Tadlock

BLACKSBURG – Billy R. Tadlock, 59, of 141 Lancaster Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

Mr. Tadlock was the husband of Judy Dover Tadlock of the home.

The family is at the home.

Arrangements are incomplete. White columns of Blacksburg is in charge.

Anita A. Pathan

Homemaker

Anita Jeane Arrowood Pathan, 45, of 501 Elm St., passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at her residence.

Ms. Pathan was the daughter of Betty J. Ford Mills and the late Wesley E. Arrowood Sr. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Also surviving are a son, Michael Paul Arrowood of the home; a brother, Wes E. Arrowood Jr. of Blacksburg; a sister, Terri Arrowood Rucker of Green Creek, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Bradley Paul Arrowood and Julian Arrowood.

Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tommy Wright. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is at the home of Betty Mills, 567 Peeler Creek Road.

Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.

Annie G. Dickson

York County native

BLACKSBURG – Annie Lee Goforth Dickson, formerly of Blacksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, N.C.

Born in York County, she was the widow of John Lawrence Dickson and daughter of the late John F. Goforth and Katie Sheppard Goforth. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she served for many years as a Sunday School teacher and Training Union leader. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Dickson was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Dickson; brothers, Blease Goforth, Preston Goforth and Wilbur Goforth; sisters, Ione Goforth Wallace, Jessie Goforth Blackburn, Ida Mae Goforth McSwain and Evelyn Goforth.

Surviving are sons, David Lawrence Dickson, John Gilbert Dickson and wife, Beth, and Bobby Dickson and wife, Pat, all Blacksburg; a daughter-in-law, Linda Dickson of Gaffney; a brother: Elmer Goforth of Gastonia; three sisters, Elizabeth Greenleaf of Flanders, N.J., and Nan Kraft of Gastonia and Margaret Lane of Grover, N.C.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1011 a.m. in the church sanctuary prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 839 Antioch Road, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702

Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Chris Barry Medley Retired from Carolina Drywall

Chris Barry Medley, 49, of 116 Wofford Road went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Sue

Medley and son of the

late Chris Medley and

Annette Parker Medley. He was retired from Carolina Drywall where he was a foreman. Mr. Medley was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of Central Baptist Church.

Also surviving are a son, Kenny Wood of Gaffney; three daughters, Samantha Medley of the home, Crystal Medley Byars of Gaffney and Kim Medley of Cherryville, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Michaela Byars and Melody Byars.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Alan Peeler.

The family is at the home of Marie Mullinax, 154 Wofford Road.

Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.

Cleo L. Davis

Retired educator

Cleo Littlejohn Davis, 82, of 4462 Union Hwy., passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at 5:40 a.m. at her home.

Daughter of the late D e a c o n Hiram Littlejohn and the late Angeline Ford Littlejohn, she was a native of Gaffney and member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where she served as building fund secretary, member of the Senior Choir, Mixed Choir and Missionary, and was also a Sunday School teacher.

She was a 1943 graduate of Granard High School and received a bachelor's degree in education and master's degree from North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. She served for 36 years in education at Sims High School and Granard and Southside elementaries. She retired from the Cherokee County School System as a teacher at Corinth Elementary School. She was a member of the Ladies Progressive Club, the Socialette Club and lifetime member of the NAACP.

Surviving are her son, Douglas E. Davis, of the home; a sister, Tecola Pearson of Gaffney; a brother, Hydric Littlejohn of Gaffney; three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Ruth J. Humphries

Retired owner/operator

of Cherokee Food Marts Inc

Ruth Jackson Humphries, 81, of 129 Stacy Drive went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at her residence.

A native of Gaffney, Mrs. Humphries was the widow of A.E. Humphries and daughter of the late Pete Jackson and Lona Mae Cobb Jackson Johnson. She was the retired owner/operator of Cherokee Food Marts Inc. and was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church.

Also surviving are three sons, Reggie Martin of Spartanburg, Randy Martin and his wife, Jolene, of Blacksburg and Mike Martin and his wife, Vivian, of Gaffney; a daughter, Kelly Humphries Ellis, and her husband, Mike, of Gaffney; a stepdaughter, Brenda Humphries Horne and her husband, Melvin, of Spartanburg; eight grandchildren, Bryan Martin of Columbia, Susan Martin Dougherty of Atlanta, Ga., David Martin, Lance Shelton, Kristyn Martin Estes, Michael Martin, Kalin Jackson Ellis and Kolten Michael Ellis, all of Gaffney; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two step-greatgrandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Humphries was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Horton, and a stepson, Mike Humphries.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at East Gaffney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Jackson. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Blakely Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to East Gaffney Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, 2308 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Meals on Wheels, 403 W. Montgomery St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

The family will be at the residence.

Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.

Resa D. Jones Special education teacher

and autistic specialist

Resa Dobbins Jones, 49, of 418 Brookside Drive died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Robert O. Jones and daughter of the late Walter Reece Dobbins and the late Mildred Childers Dobbins. She was a graduate of Limestone College and Converse College and was a special education teacher and autistic specialist, having received extensive training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Jones was once voted "Teacher of the Year" at Luther Vaughan Elementary School and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Love of Gaffney; her sister, Jill Dobbins Stanton of Taylors; and a special uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Dobbins of Gaffney.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Wofford Caughman. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Alan Stanton, Lee Stanton, Steve Stanton, Donald E. Dobbins Jr., Tyler Bagwell and Nathan Stanton.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, downtown location, and at other times they will be at the home, 418 Brookside Drive.

Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 204 W. O'Neal St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

Arrangements by ShufordHatcher Funeral Home.

William H.Greene

Retired from Sanoz Co.

William Hardy Greene, 77, of 16 Bo Lane, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in S p a r t a n burg.

Born in Abbeville, he was the husband of Patsy Patterson Greene of the home and son of the late Robert Hardy and Elizabeth Barnes Greene. Mr. Greene retired from Sanoz Company in Charlotte, where he worked as a chemical and dye salesman. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

Mr. Greene was an avid golfer, a big Atlanta Braves fan and a fan of the Clemson

Tigers. He was a supporter

of the Soup

Kitchen of Gaffney, the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels. Mr. Greene was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, John H. Greene and wife, Serella, of Shelby, William Daniel Greene and wife, Pamela M., and Allen Anderson “Charlie” Greene, all of Gaffney; a stepson, Chris Patterson and wife, Judy, of Blacksburg; four grandchildren, William Bannister Greene of Fletcher, N.C., Agnes Christine Greene of Shelby, Dylan Hardy Greene of Gaffney and Jacob Patterson of Blacksburg.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Greene was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Greene, Jack Greene and David Greene.

Visitation was held at Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home’s downtown location on Friday, Nov. 25, from 5-7 p.m. A memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Saturday at 2 p.m. with Father Gordon Hamilton officiating.

The family is at the residence, 16 Bo Lane, Gaffney.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to York Place Episcopal Home of Children, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, S.C. 29745; or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by ShufordHatcher Funeral Home.

Joseph W. Vaughn

Retired from Gaffney Mfg.

Joseph “Joe” Wilson Vaughn, 86, of 704 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

A native of Greer, Mr. Vaughn was the husband of Cleo Moss Vaughn and son of the late William Pinkney Vaughn and Lula Dillard

Vaughn. He was

retired from Gaffney

Manufacturing and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn was a Mason and a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in World War II.

He is also survived by a son, Lud Wilson Vaughn and his wife, Polli S., of Rock Hill; a daughter, Mary Vaughn Price and her husband, Terry, of Gaffney; two sisters, Hazel Chandler of Gaffney and Frances Stokes of Taylors; five grandchildren, Carmen Ganjehsani of Columbia, Megan S. Vaughn of Charleston, Hayley Vaughn of Rock Hill, Justin Vaughn Turner of Columbia and Joel Stephen Turner of Gaffney.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Clyde Thomas and Rev. Stuart A. Kersey officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Avenue, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

The family will be at the home of Terry and Mary Price, 150 Lois Drive, Gaffney.

Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.

Frank Bishop

Served in U.S. Air Force

for 20 years as flight engineer

TAYLORS – Claude Franklin Bishop, 77, husband of Anne C. Wilson Bishop, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005.

Born in Leicester, N.C., he was a son of the late Rufus A.

and Lillie Maude

Mabry Bishop. Mr.

Bishop was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in which he served for 20 years as a flight engineer. Later, he owned and operated a laundry business. He was a charter member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Greer and was also a member of the Widowed Persons Organization and Taylors First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Nina Carvalho Bishop; a son, Donald Franklin Bishop; and a brother, Raymond M. Bishop.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Paul Wayne Bishop of Colorado; a daughter, Tana B. Smith and her husband, Jerry, of Greer; stepchildren, Chuck Wilson and his wife, Beth, of Taylors, Karen Farr and her husband, Andy, of Travelers Rest and Laura Barfield and her husband, TJ, of Taylors; three brothers, Robert R. Bishop of Mauldin, Cecil D. Bishop of Cross Anchor and Joseph L. Bishop of Texas; and a grandchild, John M. Murphy.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Mackey Mortuary Chapel on Century Drive, Greenville, with the Rev. Dr. Jimmie Harley and the Rev. Marty Martin officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park.

The Co-Ed Twenty-Seven and Faith Sunday School classes will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 414 Pettigru St., Greenville, S.C. 29601; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Emanuel F. Spake

BLACKSBURG – Emanuel Franklin “Bud” Spake, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at his home.

He was a member of Mellon Memorial Baptist Church and was the son of the late Cade and Sally Stubbs Spake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Sisk; a daughter, Cindy McAbee; and a sister, Francis Prescott.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley “Pete” and Patsy Spake, Michael and Ann Spake, Robert and Tammy Sisk, all of Blacksburg, Donald and Sherry Sisk of Supply, N.C., and Randy Sisk of Shelby; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty Jo and George Wylie, Peggy Griffin, all of Blacksburg, Diane and Harold Cooper of Lattimore, N.C., Linda and Roger Mayfield of Gaffney, Francis and Steve Randall and Dixie and David Drewery, all of Shelby; and two sisters, Sara Elizabeth Towery and Mary Helen McCraw of Blacksburg.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Fain Morrison. Burial will be in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home, Shelby.

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