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Roger Sherman Gaston, Sr.

Roger Sherman Gaston, Sr., 74, of Waterbury, CT. formerly of Gaffney, passed away Sunday, February 9th, 2020, in his home. He was a son of the late Nellie Gaston Corry.

He was born on September 2, 1945 in Norfolk, VA. Roger proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was a Postal Worker for the Chase Avenue branch of the USPS. He served as the Energy Assistance Coordinator for New Opportunities, Inc. (NOW). He was a member of Mount Olive AME Zion Church, the American Legion Post 135 and Goodwill Lodge of Elks 1325. In his spare time he loved to golf, play cards, travel and sing. Roger is survived by four daughters Monique Mosley and her husband Michael of GA, Chantai Moore of FL, Amy Ratliff and her husband Larry of VA and Angela Andrews and her husband Damon of VA, a son Roger S. Gaston, Jr. and his fiancé Crystal of FL, a sister Dr. Beverly Corry of Gaffney, SC, nine grandchildren Ralik, Xavier, Aubrey, Colby, Dyvarius, Mya, Trey, Cameron and Laila and one great grandson Hosea. He also leaves a special cousin Roberta Gaston Kinion of Waterbury, his former wife Lori Justice of Waterbury, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a brother Hampton Corry.

The funeral will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mount Olive AME Zion Church, 82-100 Pearl Street, Waterbury, CT 06704 with full Military Honors following. A private burial will take place at the CT State Veterans Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the time of the service. The American Legion Post 135 will be conducting a service at 10:15 am at the church. The Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect is entrusted with arrangements, with James R. Sanders Funeral Director.

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary

Hettie Bell Littlejohn

Hettie Bell Littlejohn, 76, of 112 Martin Lane Apt-807, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in her residence. She was born in Cherokee County by the late Leroy and Louise Smith Littlejohn.

She was employed by Limestone Mill as a spinner and was a member of Gowdysville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Gospel Choir. She loved her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was an avid patriot fan. She loved taking vacations to the mountains and the beach. Cooking was her passion (known for making her famous butter biscuits.)

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and four sisters.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, Warren Littlejohn Sr. (Kim) of Spartanburg, SC and Brian Littlejohn (Cheryl) of Gaffney, SC; two daughters, Laura Dorene Fernanders of the home and Dawn Norissia Littlejohn of Gaffney, SC; two sisters, Elmetta Moore (Jesse) and Shirley Goudelock of Gaffney, SC; a brother, Frank Littlejohn (Marva) of Gaffney, SC; nine grandchildren, Kamarron Mickles of the home, Warren Littlejohn Jr. of Chicago, Joshua Allen of Tennessee, Kevin Robinson, Chelsie Littlejohn, Tishana Chambers, Brandy Littlejohn, and Brianissa Mickles Derrick Littlejohn Sr. (Angelica) all of Gaffney; twelve great grandchildren, Shariah Littlejohn, Jordyn Allen, Olivia Allen, Keilee McGill, Alaysia Wise, Skylar McGill, A’Mirra Littlejohn,  Royalty Allen, Derrius Littlejohn, Taujai Littlejohn, Derrick Littlejohn Jr. and Braylen Kilgore; special nieces, Bobbie Regina Littlejohn, Georgie (Peaches) Foster, and Nikki Nichols; a host of other nieces, nephews, a special friend Susan Wade  and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be Monday, February 17th, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in Gowdyesville Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Foster officiating and Rev. S.L Ford presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Pearlie Mae Smith

Pearlie Mae Smith, 74, of Charlotte, NC entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Carolinas Continue Care Hospital in Pineville, NC. Born in Steens, MS on October 10, 1945. She was the daughter of the late LA Gandy, Sr. and Lilly Gandy.

She worked for Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta, GA until she became ill. Pearlie enjoyed spending time with her children, baking and attending New Hope Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC where she was a member.

Surviving are two children, Keith Smith of Gaffney, SC and Karen Smith of Charlotte, NC; brothers Lent Gandy (deceased) of Detroit, MI, Robert Gandy (Edna) of Columbus, GA, LA Gandy (Dorothy) of Augusta, GA, Leon Gandy of Tacoma, WA, Charles Gandy of Oklahoma City, OK; sister Rosa Lee Shelton (deceased) of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-laws Pernice Smith of Gaffney, SC and Mary Gandy of August, GA and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Home Going Service will be held in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Interment  will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park cemetery.