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James Robert ” Nick” Littlejohn

James Robert Littlejohn, 64, of 109 Iris Lane passed away Saturday, September 28, in his home.

Husband of Kathy Allen Littlejohn, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Clayton Mc- Clain and Nell Littlejohn Corry.

He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a member of Gowdeysville Baptist Church, and an employee of U.P.S. Freight. He attended Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

Surviving are: his wife, Kathy Littlejohn, of the home; daughters, Lataha Crosby (Bennette), of San Antonio, TX, Latoya Allen of Gaffney, and Dr. Cheynia Allen (Friera Roderica), of Blacksburg; sons, Elton Allen (Sabrina), of Grovetown, GA, Charles Robert Dewberry (Franchessa), of Forest City, NC, and James O. Littlejohn, of Gaffney; step-mother, Ida B. Mc- Clain, of Shelby, NC; step-father, Joe Lewis Corry, of Gaffney; siblings, Mary Littlejohn, Janie McClain, Ida McClain, Gloria McClain, Donnie McClain, and Danny McClain, all of Shelby, Karl Littlejohn, Jonelle Camp, Sheila Pearson (Carey), Martha Crosby, Drusilla Corry, Anita Sullivan, Melinda Leach (Torey), Angel Browning (Chris), all of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be Monday, 3 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 Monday at 2 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com

John Frank Smith, Jr.

John Frank Smith, 66, of 100 Fairfield Drive, passed away Friday, September 27, in The Peachtree Centre of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Hospice.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Mrs. Lucille McCluney Smith and the late Frank Smith, Jr.

He was a graduate of Gaffney High School and an employee of Core, Inc. He attended Encounter Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: a daughter, Kianda Smith, of Fountain Inn, SC; fiancé, Jackie Conley Smith, of Gaffney; brothers, Michael Smith, of Charlotte, NC, Joseph Bernard Smith and Calvin Davidson, of Gaffney; sisters, Lorraine Hoey, of Gaffney, Nicole Johnson (Leroy), of Blacksburg, and Tracy Smith Reid (Timothy) of Norfolk, VA; one grandchild, Enrique Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 2 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Clarence Davis officiating. The family is at the home of Lorraine Hoey, 1110 Elmore Street.

The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com