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Howard Adair
SPARTANBURG – Howard Arthur Adair, 85, of Magnolia Manor of Inman, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Polk County, N.C., he was the widower of Nellie Mae Blanken Adair and son of the late Arthur L. and Emma Durham Adair. He worked at Drayton and Converse Mills for almost 50 years and was a Baptist.
Survivors include four daughters, Patsy Barlett of Arcadia, Mabel Cantrell of Spartanburg, Carolyn Camp of Drayton and Trudy Millwood of Cowpens; five sons, Dean Adair of Lyman, Robert Adair and Douglas Adair, both of Cowpens, Gene Adair and William Adair, both of Converse; one brother, Hubert Adair of Union Mills, N.C.; four sisters, Myrtle Moore of Laurens, Bertha Dudeck, Ozie Clark and Elsie Cash, all of Gaffney; 23 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at noon in Good Shepherd Memorial Park with the Rev. Randall White officiating.
Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel is in charge.

Rev. John Wren Sr.
Services for Rev. John Everette Wren Sr., 84, of Peachtree Centre, were held today at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers, Drs. John Wren and Joe Wren. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Wren, Joel Wren, Jace Wren, Joseph Wren, Tim Wren and Brian Wren.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men’s Sunday School class.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Kimberlee Cook
Services for Kimberlee Crowley Cook, 39, of 420 S. Limestone St., were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Gaffney conducted by the Rev. Joel Sellers and Dr. Bev Kennedy. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery
Pallbearers were David Cook, Cody Cook, Phil McCluskey, Kurt Jolliff, Tim Pettit and Don Brock.
The family is at the home of Jim and Shirley Cook, 109 Hillside Dr.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Cecil Phillips Sr.
BLACKSBURG – Cecil William Phillips Sr., 73, of 422 N. Charleston St., died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Mount Hope, W. Va., he was the husband of Pearl Marcel Evans Phillips and son of the late Troy Preston and Ruby Willis Phillips. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, was a veteran and of the Church of God faith.
Also surviving are six sons, Cecil William Phillips Jr. of Willard, Ohio, Dennis W. Phillips of Medina, Ohio, Troy Lee Phillips of Lima, Ohio, Jeffery Mark Phillips of Grafton, Ohio, James “Jimbo” Phillips of Greene, Ohio, and Steve David Phillips of Cleveland, Ohio; five daughters, Clora Mae Ferrell, Sabrina Phillips and Martha Phillips, all of Blacksburg, Trena M. Everette of Louisville, Ky., and Debra Burke of Gaffney; two brothers, Leon Phillips of Chicago, Ill., and Robert Phillips of Bedford, Ohio; three sisters, Suzie Canteberry and Maggie Phillips, both of Oak Hill, W.Va., and Ruth Vance of Chicago, Ill.; 26 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with the Rev. Dean Painter officiating.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 7-9 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

George Manning
George Alexander Manning, 67, of 328 Darby Rd., died today, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Blacksburg, he was the husband of Mary Ann Dobek Manning and was a textile worker.
Also surviving are five daughters, Rhonda Humphries, Diann Manning, Shannon Spencer, Carol Ane Mullinax and Becky Campbell, all of Gaffney; one son, George E. Manning of Gaffney; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Eloise Humphries
Eloise Blanton Humphries, 93, formerly of the Corinth Community, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, N.C.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Homer Humphries and daughter of the late Columbus Marion and Donie Hopper Blanton. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sybil Popsou of Durham, N.C.; one son, James K. Humphries of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Alberta Hall of Forest City, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Rev. Y.C. Smith
The Rev. Y.C. Smith, 71, of 43 Westwind Village, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at his home.
Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Olivia McKissick Smith. He was a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Penny Littlejohn of Gaffney; six brothers, Lawrence Smith Jr., Roosevelt Smith, the Rev. Louis Smith and Preston Smith, all of Greensboro, N.C., the Rev. Edgar Smith of Winnsboro, and Silas Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sisters, Iola Lattimore of Gaffney, Coleen Hayes of Baltimore, Md., and Rosa Lee Smith of Greensboro.
The family is at the home of Iola Lattimore, 512-1/2 Kelly St. Arrangements are incomplete. The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Brenda Kilgore
Brenda Carolyn Fernanders Kilgore, 45, of 201 Concord Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of Earnestine Littlejohn Means of Gaffney and the late Floyd Fernanders. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Also surviving are her husband, Johnny Kilgore of Blacksburg; three sons, James (Josh) Fernanders and Derrick Gist, of the home, and Timothy T. Fernanders of Gaffney; one daughter, Brenda Lachell Kilgore of Gaffney; step-father, the Rev. F.J. Means Sr. of Gaffney; one brother, Rickey Len Fernanders of Gaffney; two sisters, Annie Levon Fernanders and Diane Brannon, both of Gaffney; step-brother, Fleming J. Means Jr. of Gaffney; three grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. The family is at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. F.J. Means Sr., 139 Iris Lane.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge.

Sarah Scates
Sarah Scates, wife of Henry Scates, of 119 Christopher Rd., died today, Nov. 3, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

George Guyton
Services for George Junior Guyton, 45, of 125 Lincoln Dr., will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Kerwin Wray, Samuel Leach, Robert L. Dover and Judy Dover officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be members of the Gaffney High School Class of 1972.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Joseph Bright
Joseph Delmar Bright, 75, of 1059 McKowns Mountain Rd., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Doris Pearson Bright and son of the late James J. Bright and the late Alice T. Black. He was a textile supervisor, World War II veteran, member of VFW-Absher Flowers Post and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Audie Bright, brothers, J.W. Bright, Charles Bright, Henry Bright and Leonard Bright; and sisters, Shella Teague and Ora Black.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Bright of Gaffney and Ronald Bright of Gastonia, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Jenkins of Bessemer City, N.C., and Donna Flynn of Gastonia, N.C.; four sisters, Mary Starnes of Gaffney, Pansy Francois of Ruth, N.C., Dorothy Evans of Charlotte, N.C., and Louise Bright of Bessemer City, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Shuford-Hatcher Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Craggs officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3-4 prior to the services at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice, 22 Tindal Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Lexie Clayton
INMAN - Lexie G. Clayton, 86, formerly of 6 Church St., Apt. 112, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at a local nursing home.
She was the widow of Robert A. “Lon” Clayton. She was a homemaker and member of Rock Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Robert Clyde Clayton of Butner, N.C.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Williams officiating.
Forest Lawn Mortuary, Boiling Springs, is in charge.

Beryl Allen
Graveside services for Beryl Brigman Allen, 85, formerly of 370 Fifth St., were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Herbert Neely.
Pallbearers were Jim Broome, Jerry Pennington, Greg Allen, Ross Vandeventer and Frank Hawkins.
The family is at the residence of Jerry Allen, 221 Draytonville Hwy., Gaffney.
Memorials may be made to Christian Heights Baptist Church, 605 6th St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Robert Edwards Sr.
Graveside services for Robert Walter Edwards Sr., 50, of 118 Summer Dr., were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Henry Guyton. 
Pallbearers were Tommy Spencer, Bobby Bolick, Andrew Stowers, Johnny Spencer, Roy Pennington and Ricky Sprouse.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Frida Smith
BELMONT, N.C. - Frida Morean King Smith, 87, of 425 Holly Dr., died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Brian Center, Gastonia, N.C.
A native of Linton, Ind., she was the widow of Edward Smith and daughter of the late Ottis Walter and Bessie Maude Channey King. She was retired from American Mutual Insurance Co. and member of First Baptist Church of Belmont.
Survivors include two daughters, Sara S. Haynes of Belmont, N.C., and Patricia Frey of Charleston, W.Va.; one sister, Chletelle Lawson of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Baker officiating. 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Webb, Robert Frey, Hurley Curlee, Yates Springs, Todd Kranner and Patrick Owensby.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:30-2 p.m. prior to the services at Gordon Mortuary.
The family is at the residence of Sara S. Haynes, 425 Holly Dr., Belmont, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Haven Rest Home, 301 Craig St., Mt. Holly, N.C. 28120.
Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Scottie Davis
NEWARK, N.J. - Scottie Davis, 31, of 8th Street, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Leonard Davis of Newark, N.J. and Dora Berry Davis of Newark, N.J. He was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Blacksburg. He was a graduate of Blacksburg High School, Class of 1986.
Also surviving are one sister, Kansas Davis of Gaffney; two brothers, Michael Stokes and Eric Stokes of Charlotte, N.C.; and grandmother, Lucy Davis of Blacksburg.
The family will be at the home of his grandmother, Lucy Davis, 302 Lime St., Blacksburg.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Allen Jefferies
BALTIMORE, Md. - Allen W. Jefferies, 58, of 5602 Govane Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
A native of Washington, D.C., he was the husband of Shirley Jefferies and son of Thelma Wood Jefferies and the late Cleophus Jefferies. He was a member of Gowdeysville Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Motors after 30 years of service.
Also surviving are three daughters, Tanya D. Jefferies of the home, Debora R. Taylor and Sharise Jefferies of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, Louise Jefferies of Detroit, Mich.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Gowdeysville Baptist Church with the Revs. C.N. Sullivan and Duane Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his first cousins.
Flowerbearers will also be his first cousins.
Body will be at Foster Funeral Home Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The family is at the home of his mother, Thelma Wood Jefferies.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Nellie Weaver
Nellie Cline Weaver, formerly of Asheboro, N.C., died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999.
A native of Forsyth County, N.C., she was the widow of Ira J. Weaver and daughter of Pleas David and Carrie Henning Cline. She was a long-time member of Central United Methodist Church where she was a nursery Sunday School teacher and superintendent for 48 years. She also was Assistant Treasurer and President of W.S.C.S., Chairman of Status of Women W.S.C.S., Life membership of Western North Carolina Conference, Girl Scout Troop Leader and an honorary member of the Administrative Board of Central United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include one brother, Dallas David Cline of Gaffney; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were held today at 11 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church conducted by the Revs. Chris Thore, Byron Alexander and Ervin Price. 
Burial was at Randolph Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 300 S. Main St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203 or to Hospice of South Carolina.
Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, N.C., was in charge.
Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Rufus Spencer
Rufus C. Spencer, 87, formerly of 1200 E. Frederick St., died today, Nov. 8, 1999, at Brookview House.
A native of Gaffney, he was the widower of Oradell Burgess Spencer and son of the late M.C. and Mahala Pettit Spencer. He was a retired textile employee and member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.


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