Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ermy Jean Garrison Smith

Ermy Jean Garrison Smith, 74, of 505 Granite Drive, passed away Monday, January 29, in her home.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Bishop and Ermy Galloway Garrison.

Ermy was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Granard High School, retiree of Cone Mills, and former owner of Smooth Operator Styling Salon on Hetty Hill St.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Timothy Smith; a sister, Elna Sue Johnson, and a brother, Bishop Garrison.

Surviving are: two sons, Joe Garrison (Betty) of the home, Samuel Smith (Tamara) of Blacksburg; two daughters, Jacqueline Denise Benson and Natasha Dover, both of Gaffney; daughter-in-law, Sherry Smith of Gaffney; sisters, Delois Manning of Spartanburg, Lillie Ruth Edwards of Charlotte, and Minnie Hamilton of Hartford, CT; sister-in-law, Betty Garrison of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Friday, 1 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Timothy L. Hunter officiating.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Jan. 31, 2018

Henry Junior Huskey

Henry Junior Huskey, 56, of 1358 Leadmine Road passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Mrs. Evelyn Valentine Huskey and the late Eddie Huskey.

He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Timken.

Surviving are: a son, Jonathan Huskey of Columbia; a daughter, Sgt. Nivia Huskey (Jessica) of the U.S. Marines in Quantico, VA; mother, Mrs. Evelyn Huskey of Gaffney; 3 brothers, Eddie Dean Huskey (Christine) of Columbia, Hoyal Wallace Huskey (Glenda) of Blacksburg, and A.D. Huskey (Janice) of Cowpens; a sister, Debra Corry of Greenville, S.C.; 4 grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, 1:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will be in state in the church Friday at 12 noon.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in The Gilmore Mortuary.

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Eddie William Boyd, Sr.

Eddie William Boyd, Sr., 81, of 127 Connecticut Ave., passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, in his home.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Rev. Johnny Boyd and Elvira Osborne Boyd.

Eddie was a member of True Holiness Church and All Male Choir. He was a retired employee of Brown’s Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Boyd, and a sister, Johnnie Mae Logan.

Surviving are: his children, Eddie Boyd, Jr. of Hendersonville, NC, (Elizabeth); Zaro Boyd and John R. Jamison (Sharon) of Gaffney, David L. Jamison (Norma) of Shelby, NC, Delores Jamison Shippy, Betty Jamison Copeland (Dwayne), all of Gaffney; brother, Roscoe Boyd of Winston- Salem, NC; sisters, Hettie Gaffney of Gaffney, Nell Hoyle of Gastonia, Lillie Fuller of Spartanburg; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 1:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Solomon Davis and Dr. Michael A. Bridges. Interment will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.

He will be in state in the church Thursday at noon.

The family is at the home of Elizabeth Boyd, 130 Jolly Drive and at the home of Dorothy Boyd, 106 Concord Heights.

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