Elwillie E. Gaffney
ROCK HILL - Funeral services for Elwillie E. Gaffney, 83, widow of George W. Gaffney, of Magnolia Manor, 127 Murrah Drive, Rock Hill, formerly of Jonesville, will be held at Foster Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville Sunday at 3 p.m. by Rev. William E. Smith. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be family and friends and men of the church; flower bearers, family and friends and women of the church. Mrs. Gaffney died July 9th. She was born in Jonesville Aug. 18, 1918, a daughter of the late James Fernandez and Sarah Anderson.
She was a member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church where she was a clerk, on the junior usher board and Mother of the church. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Jean (Richard) Barnes of Orange, N.J. and Bernestine G. (John) Jackson of Rock Hill; a sister, Effie J. Graham of Jonesville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home, 1936 Bedford Drive, Rock Hill. Visitation will be at the Union Community Funeral Home Saturday from noon until 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. to await the hour of service. Union Community Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Louise Wright Walker
Retired Milliken employee
Louise Wright Walker, 79, widow of Joe Walker, formerly of Lockhart, died July 11, 2002 at 12:28 a.m. in Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Walker was born in Union County on March 4, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Easler Wright.
She was a member of the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from the Milliken & Co., Lockhart Plant. Mrs. Walker was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Joe Tommie of Columbia and Rhonda W. and Steve Gibson of Union; three grandchildren, Donya Sumner of Buffalo, Joely Tommie of Columbia and Garrett Gibson of Union; and two special nieces, Betty Jo Vanderford Crawford of Clinton and Shirley Robinson of Buffalo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Richard Conyers and Dr. Tommy Bryson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Chad Vinson, Danny Vinson, J.B. Vanderford, Bruce Wright, Terry Harris and Eddie Gibson. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of SC, 432 N. Duncan By-Pass, Union. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Thomas M. Kitchens
WHITMIRE - Thomas M. Kitchens, 84, husband of Nellie A. Kitchens, of 196 Alexander Road, died Thursday, July 11, 2002. He was a retired firefighter from Fort Lauderdale, FL., a lifetime member of Roseboro Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and a U. S. Navy veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife are, a step-son, Ricky Silvers of Whitmire; a stepdaughter, Anita Kinard of Union and two step-grandchildren, Gene Silvers and Kaci Silvers, both of Whitmire.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Berley Kitchens and Richard Kitchens and a sister, Clara Belle Cromer. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Newberry with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 p. m. at the Gray Funeral Home in Whitmire. Gray Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
William Robinson Sr.
William Robinson Sr., 68, of 105 Brockman Heights, widower of Roger Anderson Robinson, died July 10, 2002 in the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was born in Union County on October 19, 1933, a son of Florie Gist Robinson and the late Deacon Austell Robinson Sr.
He was a 1952 graduate of Sims High School, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of American Legion Post 22. He was a self-employed painter and a member of Woodson Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, William Tim (Angela) Robinson Jr. of Spartanburg and Kevin D. (Sheila) Robinson of Melbourne, Fla.; a daughter, Cherise M. Robinson-Smith of Lanbam, MD., two brothers, Austell Robinson Jr. and Wilson Robinson, both of Union; three sisters, Ruth Robinson and queen Robinson, both of Union and Dorothy Robinson Gore of Hartford, Conn.; six grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at Woodson Chapel Baptist Church in Union with the Rev. Robert E. Collins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. Monday to await the hour of service. Viewing and visitation will be Sunday from 11:30 a. m. until 9 p. m. and on Monday from 9 a. m. until noon.
The family is at the home, 105 Brockman Heights, Union. The Carolina Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.
Mary Sue Chrisawn
Former owner of H&R Block
Mary Sue Moffitt Chrisawn, 73, wife of Clarence E. Chrisawn, of 644 Bailey Rd., died at her home July 14, 2002, at 2:40 p.m. Mrs. Chrisawn was born in Pleasant Garden, N.C. on May 12, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Lola Fleming Moffitt.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Union and a former member of the Old Fort Presbyterian Church of Old Fort, N.C., and was a member of the Ninty-Nine Club Association of Women Pilots. Mrs. Chrisawn was a retired accountant and was a former owner of H&R Block of Union.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter and son-in-law, Bettina and Jim Thornton of McMinnville, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lea Chrisawn of McMinnville, Tenn.; a brother, Harold Moffitt of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chrisawn was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Ellen Proctor.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McDowell Memorial Park in Marion, N.C. by Dr. Tom Currie. The family will receive friends at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home tonight from 5-7 and on Tuesday immediately following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Organ Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 672, Union, or to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29301. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Harold W. Knox
BUFFALO - Harold William Knox, 51, of 246 Gin Circle, Buffalo, husband of Kim Elaine Willard Knox, died at his home July 13, 2002, at 6:30 p.m. after an extended illness.
Mr. Knox was born in Union on Dec. 31, 1950, a son of the late Wilbur and Annie Boulware Knox. He was a Baptist and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Knox was formerly employed with United Merchants, Buffalo Plant.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Donald Barnett of Buffalo; two grandsons, Aaron and Jacob Barnett of Buffalo; a sister and brother-in-law, Vivian Knox Brewington and Michael Brewington of Buffalo; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Donna Knox of Jonesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Larry Wayne Knox, Robbie Hames, Gerald Goings, Rick Malpass, Elzie Newton and Steve Owens. The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: David Varner, Dennis Johnson, Mark Johnson, Dean Quinn, Gene Quinn, James Floyd Willard, Michael Johnson, Grady Boulware, Ray Varner and Ronnie Haney. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30. The family is at the home, 246 Gin Circle, Buffalo. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Vernelle Hill Baker
NEWBERRY - Vernelle Hill baker, 81, of 239 Cedar Ridge Lane, Newberry, formerly of Whitmire, died July 14, 2002 at home. She was born in Chester, the daughter of the late Willie T. and Katie Aiken Hill.
She was retired as a nurse from Whitten Center and served with the WACS during WWII. Surviving are two sons, Hank Holmes of Newberry and Willie Holmes of Union; a daughter, Montia Faye Cropp of N. Charleston; a step-daughter, Patricia Lee of Columbia; 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Whitmire Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at the funeral home. Gray Funeral Home of Whitmire has charge of arrangements.
Chris George Jr.
Christopher Andy George Jr., 62, of 208 Kingswood Ave., Spartanburg, died July 15, 2002, at 2 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Una Baptist Church by the Rev. Raines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, Suite 101, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.