Monthly Archives: September 2016

James Reginald Bonner

james-reginald-bonnerJames Reginald “Backbone” Bonner, 55, of 504 Railroad Avenue, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Mary Black Hospital- Gaffney.

Husband of Doris Black Bonner, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Booker T. Bonner, Sr., and the late Jo Ann Petty Bonner.

James was a 1979 graduate of Gaffney High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and a member of Limestone Masonic Lodge #117.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Barbara Bonner and Booker T. Bonner, Jr.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two daughters, Dianca McCluney of Charlotte, N.C. and Shunda Lockhart of Blacksburg; 2 brothers, Larry Bonner of Blacksburg and Millard Bonner (Pat) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 5 sisters, Sherrill Smith (Kenny), Patsy Bonner, Sallie Bibb, and Fannie Bonner, all of Gaffney, Karen Hooker of Killeen, Texas; uncle and aunt, Sammy and Lenora Weeks of Gaffney; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2 p.m., in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Laveria Wynn officiating. Interment will be Thursday, October 6th at 11 a.m., in M.J. Dolly Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery, Anderson, S.C. He will be in state in the church Wednesday at 1p.m.

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Published in the Gaffney Ledger on Sept 30, 2016.

Evy Inez Hull

photo_003326_337570_1_26p1-preview_20160923-jpgxEvy Inez Hull, 78 of 252 Brugg St., Blacksburg, transitioned from earth to eternity on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Testa Family Hospice Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late John and Geneva Ross Hull. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Inez was preceded in death by siblings, Roy, Les, Sylvester, Cecil, Jimmy, Margaret Ruth Galmer, and Louise Meeks; and a granddaughter, Shuntia White.

Surviving are: 1 son, Willie E. Hull of the home; 2 daughters, Jeanette Hames (Willie) and Shirley White (Eugene), all of Blacksburg; 1 sister, Gladys Hall of Shelby; 6 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; 6 greatgreat grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., in St. Peter Baptist Church, 116 Poplar Drive, Grover, N.C. with Rev. Lewis Duckett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Monday at 1 p.m.

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Ernest “Butch” McCluney

mccluney-2Ernest “Butch” McCluney, of 5537 Allen Road, Charlotte, NC, entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 18th, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

Widower of Edna Dawkins McCluney, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Frank and Mahalia Littlejohn McCluney.

He was a Baptist, a graduate of Granard High School, veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired brick mason.

Surviving are: 3 sons, Millard McCluney of Charlotte, NC, Franklin McCluney (Reshelda) of Alabama, and Daryl McCluney (Shirley) of Gaffney; 6 daughters, Lisa Davidson (Rev. Rodney), Tammy McCluney (Steve),Yvonne McCluney, Traci Smith, all of Gaffney; Colette McLeod Mitchell of Spartanburg, Quensinia Douglas of Charlotte; 25 grandchildren including Tonionae Littlejohn, Antronique Garrett, Tybreisha Little, Bianca McCluney, Steven McCluney, Ayana McCluney, Carleso McCluney, Raheem Littlejohn, Tommaneisha Dawkins, and Sidney Dawkins, raised in the home; several great-grandchildren; aunts, Trudy Dawkins and Lenora Camp; sisters-in-law, Virginia Hunt, Nancy Dawkins, Sadie Darlene Littlejohn, Deborah Israel (Mennesha), and Wilma Davis (Lavander); Rev. Lionel Dawkins (Carolyn), Rev. Donald Dawkins (Margaret), Milton Dawkins (Faye), and Harold Bernard Dawkins.

Funeral Services will be Friday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. James Patton, Jr., officiating.

The family is at the home of Daryl and Shirley McCluney, 128 Granite Drive.

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