Monthly Archives: June 2016

Alexander “Bubbason” Gardner, Jr.

Mr. Alexander “Bubbason” Gardner, Jr., 80, of 711 Bramble Lane, Orangeburg, SC, entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his residence.

Husband of Sarah Gardner, he was a former teacher and Assistant Football Coach at Granard High School in Gaffney during the 1960s.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Belleville Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. The Reverend Gregory Young will officiate. Mr. Gardner will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Visitation is from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Simmons Funeral Home of Orangeburg.
Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary

Mary Littlejohn Gaffney

photo_001238_326702_1_22p1.preview_20160622.jpgxMrs. Mary Littlejohn Gaffney, of Cincinnati, Ohio, entered eternal rest on Sunday, June 19, in Ohio.
Widow of Herbert Gaffney, she was born in Cincinnati and was a daughter of former Gaffney residents, the late John and Juanita Logan Littlejohn.

Surviving are: a daughter, Bonnie Gaffney Rone; two brothers, Ronnie and Roland Littlejohn; a grandson, Eric Wagner; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild, all of Cincinnati.
Memorial Services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., in Stewart Funeral Home, Cincinnati, OH.
Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary

Published in The Gaffney Ledger on June 22, 2016

Dewayne Thomas Galmer

Dewayne Galmer PictureDewayne “Kunta” Thomas Galmer, 52, of 423 Serene Drive, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 3, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Husband of Arvia Bryant Galmer, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Lathan and Margaret Hull Galmer. He was reared by his aunt, Inez Hull.

He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, an employee of Core Molding Technology, and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Surviving: his wife, Arvia Galmer of the home; four daughters, Shana Galmer of Gaffney, Penelope Whisonant of Blacksburg, Taneka Galmer and Natasha Bryant, both of the home; one son, Joshua Bryant of the home; five sisters, Wanda Wallace, Laverne Galmer, Terri Hames, Jenny Hames (Willie), and Shirley White (Eugene), all of Blacksburg; four brothers, Larry Hull (Doris) of Washington, D.C., Jerry Galmer of Gaffney, Bryan Galmer (Aurelia) of Shelby, and Willie Edward Hull of Blacksburg; grandchildren, Mishon Logan, reared in the home, Tavarious Galmer, Zion Galmer, Jeriah Earls, Jeriah Thompson, and Zamarion Hopper, all of Gaffney, Egypt, Khina, and R.J.; motherin law, Louise Bryant of Gaffney; fatherin law, Charles Rochelle Jefferies (Gladys) of New Jersey; aunts, Inez Hull and Patricia Hull, both of Blacksburg; sister in-laws, Lisa Simon of New Jersey and Carla Tanner (Billy) of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Golden and Rev. Richard Woods. Interment will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.

The family requests viewing in the Gilmore Mortuary Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and in the church Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of services.

The family is at the his home and at the home of his mother-in-law, Louise Bryant, 631 East Junior High Road, and his sister, Laverne Galmer, 204 Greenwood Street, Blacksburg.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Published in The Gaffney Ledger on June 8, 2016