2022-12-02 E-Edition


Legendary Major League Baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry passed away Thursday morning after leaving a lasting mark on professional baseball and impacting the lives of countless students at Limestone University. Perry, 84, died of natural causes about 5 a.m. at his home in Gaffney, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler. His obituary appears on Page 2. A native of Williamston, […]

Student-built ‘tiny house’ will be sold at auction

A new tiny house built by Institute of Innovation building construction students will be on display Dec. 10 at a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. Students started construction on the tiny house in late August behind the career center’s building construction shop area. This small version of a modern home helps future carpenters gain experience in home construction while providing another […]

Christmas is for Kids

“Christmas is for Kids,” sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger since 1989, raises money to take children on $100 shopping sprees at Walmart where they can buy toys and clothes. If you would like to donate, send a check to “Christmas is for Kids,” P.O. Box 670 Gaffney, SC, 29342, or you can drop off your contribution at our office at […]

City wants to know why renovation hasn’t begun

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor didn’t know why either. The state Department of Transportation announced that crews would begin renovation work on the T-bridge on Monday, Nov. 21. But more than a week later, there have been no visible signs of crews starting work on the project other than some construction barrels being placed on the job site. Taylor said Tuesday […]

Gaylord Perry

Gaffney – Gaylord J. Perry, 84, of 402 East Buford Street, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at his home. Born in Williamston, NC, he was the husband of Deborah Lee White Perry and the son of the late James Evan Perry Sr. and Ruby Martin Coletrane. Mr. Perry had a professional baseball program that spanned twenty-six years […]

Shirley Harris

Gaffney, SC — Shirley Kirby Harris, 78, of 912 8th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Michael Wayne “Mickey” Harris and daughter of the late Jack Kirby and Marie Denton Kirby. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School, retired […]

Leroy Johnson

Gaffney, SC — Leroy Hope Johnson, 80, of 698 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at his residence. Born in Lockhart, he was the husband of Gloria Gordon Johnson and son of the late Leroy Johnson and Ophelia Jenkins Johnson. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School, retired from textiles and […]

Pinkney Bowen

Gaffney, SC — Pinkney Lee Bowen, 85, of 455 Ballenger Road, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 28, 2022 at his residence. He was the husband of Jean Peeler Bowen for 58 years. Born in Shelby, NC, he was the son of the late Joseph Dewey and Rahama Clary Bowen. He graduated from Number Three High School […]

Rosmaree P. Foster

Miss Rosmaree P. Foster passed on Friday, November 25, 2022, in Spartanburg, SC. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Foster, Sr. of Gaffney, S.C. Rosmaree was one of God’s servants. Her gospel radio program inspired many people each Sunday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Her faith in God allowed her to work feverishly […]