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Mrs. Tinnie Garrett Wilkins

Mrs. Tinnie Garrett Wilkins, 91, formerly of Yale Street, passed away Monday, December 9th, in the Peachtree Centre.

Widow of Horace Wilkins, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late James and Christine Smith Garrett.

She was a 1947 graduate of Granard High School, a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a retired cosmetologist.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three children, Karen, Tracia, and Eskridge Garrett; and a granddaughter, Karen Michelle Foster.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: a brother, Levi Garrett (Shevette); three grandchildren, Felicia Garrett and Tammy Garrett of Gaffney, and Brandi Drain of Niagara Falls, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 12, 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. Interment followed in Gaffney Memorial Park.

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Tevyn Rhaheim Littlejohn

Tevyn Rhaheim Littlejohn, 27, of 1514 Fernwood Glendale Road, Spartanburg, passed away December 8th, in his home.

He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Bryon Bobo of Greenville and the late Cathy Littlejohn Little.

He was a Baptist, a 2010 graduate of Gaffney High School, and a former employee of Dollar Tree Distribution in Cowpens.

In addition to his father, he is survived by: step-mother, Mrs. Colleen Bobo, of Spartanburg; two sons, Xavier Littlejohn and Zy’Marion Littejohn; two daughters, McKenzie Sarratt and Mariah Littlejohn, of Gaffney; two brothers, Diajha Littlejohn and Bryson Bobo, of Spartanburg; sisters, Fannita Harris, Kaleisha Bobo, and Laquanda Bobo, all of Spartanburg.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m., in Indian Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Williamson and Rev. Debra Williamson. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park Cemetery. He will be in state in the church Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

The family is at the home of Ms. Willette Littlejohn, 100 White Oak Drive; Apt. 31, and at the home of Mrs. Colleen Bobo, 142 Stribling Circle, Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Lucille Fernanders Wood

Mrs. Lucille Fernanders Wood, 90, of 805 W. Fairview Avenue, passed away Thursday, December 5th, 2019, in her home.

Widow of Deacon Herman Wood, she was born in Buncombe County, NC and was a daughter of the late Calvin and Emmaline Morris Fernanders.

She was a 1947 graduate of Granard High School. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, president of Christian Leaders Missionary, president of the Vernon Choir, co-organizer of the Junior Choir, father, and member of the Usher Board.

Mrs. Wood was a former Nurse’s Aide at Cherokee County Hospital. She was a member of Heroines of Jericho Tryon Court #8, Order of the Eastern Star, and president of the Social Savings Club.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a daughter Catherine Wood Shuler; three brothers, Shedrick Morris, Charlie and Anderson Fernanders; reared in the home as brothers, Remus and Sammy Morris, Lewis Lipscomb, and James Fernanders; grandson Calvin Wood; great-grandson, Aaron Shuler; and son in-law, David L. Littlejohn.

She leaves cherish memories to: two daughters, Emma Grant (Johnny) and Mildred Littlejohn, all of Gaffney; a son, Herman Dennis Wood, Sr. (Fatina) of Gaffney; grandchildren, Hermia D. Wood, Ikie Curry, Herman Dennis Wood, II, Charlieka D. Littlejohn, Baxter Derrell Wood, and Elder Arthur Lee Shuler, Jr.; several great-grandchildren including, Malachi Wood and William Sherard Camp, reared in the home.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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