Monthly Archives: March 2016

Paul Jalkanen

Paul Jalkanen, 71, of 501 Holly St., entered eternal rest Monday, March 7th, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Husband of Kay Jalkanen, he was born in Minnesota and was a son of the late Ralph and Esther Trudgeon Jalkanen.

Mr. Jalkanen was of the Lutheran Faith. He was a former professor at Limestone College.

Private Services will be held.

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Johnny Benjamin Littlejohn

J. LittlejohnJohnny Benjamin Littlejohn, 55, of 940 N. Limestone St., Apartment S-84, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 7th, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Husband of Rosheeda Crawford Littlejohn, he was born in White Plains, NY and was a son of the late Ernest and Earnestine Linder Baker. He was reared by his grandparents, Bunyon and Ruth Linder Littlejohn.

He was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former employee of Springfield Mills.

Also surviving: one son, Arsenio Byars of Greenwood, SC; four daughters, Jashayla Sullivan of Gaffney, Jalysha Sullivan, Jamiyah Tucker, and Rhianna Crawford, all of the home; five sisters, Dorothy Hull (Danny) of Gaffney, Aretha Frierson (Charles) of Roebuck, SC, Renee Newson (Darryl) of Jonesboro, GA, Sharon Baker Seldon and Ardeana Byers (Roderick) of Ellenwood, GA; five grandchildren; aunts and uncles, Inez and Robert Littlejohn, Wilbert and Ruby Linder, of Gaffney, Robert and Lynn Jeter of Greenville, SC, Annie Jeter of Charlotte, Sheila and Ricky McElhaney of Belmont, NC, Jackie Jeter of Durham, NC; mother and father-in-law, Gwen Tate and Rev. Danny Tate, of Gaffney.

Graveside Services with Military Rites, will be Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Wood officiating.

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Lucille Hush Crosby

Lucille-CrosbyMrs. Lucille Hush Crosby, 91, of 511 Littlejohn Street, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 4, in Mary Black Hospital, Gaffney.

Widow of Moses David Crosby, she was born in Georgia and was a daughter of the late Eli Magdalene Hush.

She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cherokee County School District.

Surviving are: her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Linzsey Smith of the home; 2 sisters, Florine Hopper and Janie Famble, both of Lawndale, NC; 3 sisters-in-law, Nancy Adams and Minnie Hush of Gaffney, Louetta Crosby of Charlotte, NC.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 2 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. She will be in state in the church Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The family is at the home on Littlejohn St. and at the home of William Ellis, 118 Monroe Road.

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