2023-12-15 E-Edition

All good things must come to an end

Monday, December 8, 1969, was a momentous day for Cherokee County: The Timken Roller Bearing Company announced plans to build a multi-million dollar production plant here. It was a time for celebration as it marked the beginning of a diverse, high-paying industrial landscape for this area. Not only that, but the Timken Company was “interested in the things which build […]

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 […]

Daniel Angus

Gaffney, SC — Daniel Lee “Big Dan” Angus, of Gaffney, husband of Donna Lee Houle-Angus, passed into the Lord’s hands on December 13, 2023, at Gaffney Medical Center. Originally from Bailey, Michigan, he was the son of Alice Ching Angus and Raymond Angus of Bailey, Michigan. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Jeremy, who he thought of as […]

Barbara Dale

Cowpens, S.C. – Barbara Hornburg Dale, 94, of 309 Crenshaw Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at her residence. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she was the widow of the late Edwin Louis Dale and daughter of the late Elmer Hornburg and Elsie Wilson Hornburg. She retired from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center as […]

Betty Martin

Betty Jean Martin, 65, of 269 Lancaster Dr, passed away peacefully, December 12, 2023. She was the wife of Dennis Martin and daughter of the late John & Merdis Morris Westmoreland. In addition to her husband, left to cherish her memory are daughters Roxanne Watson and Angel Martin Tonio, grandchildren Jordan Martin (Michaela), Austin Martin (Amber), Jerrin Cooksey, Lucas Moore, […]

Jerry Patterson, Sr.

Gaffney, SC — Jerry Wayne Patterson, Sr., 78, of 100 Redwood Circle, Apt. 22, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Margaret Ann Smith Patterson and son of the late Everett Patterson and Ida Eller Patterson. He retired from Phillips Utilities, retired from the […]


And on earth peace, good will toward men

This will be only the second time I have ever expanded and rerun a previous column. But this one, from four years ago, has been on my heart, so here goes. “No, babe, I have never heard that. Let me Google it right quick.” Those were the words I spoke to my dear bride last night when she asked me […]


How much time do you have?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his five-yearold son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?” “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. […]


The music makes me do it

Why do we tend to spend so much money during the holidays? And by “holidays,” I mean Christmas. The primary reason we spend so much money during the “holidays” is because we buy gifts for folks. So how did we lump Thanksgiving in with Christmas and make the word “holiday” plural? I’ve never once bought a Thanksgiving gift for anyone, […]