Category Archives: 08 August 2017

Linda Edwards Duncan

Linda Edwards Duncan, 63, of Gaffney, S.C., passed away surrounded by loved ones at Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, following a brief illness.

Beloved wife of Rev. William L. Duncan, she was born in Cherokee County and was the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Sarah Oglesby Edwards. She was a member of Allen Temple CME Church.

She graduated from Gaffney High School and SC State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees.

Mrs. Duncan was a retired elementary teacher for Cherokee County School District One where she worked for 35 years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, at 1 p.m. in Concord Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in The Gilmore Mortuary on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m-7 p.m.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Aug. 14, 2017

Dana Danielle Hoey

Dana Danielle Hoey, 37, of 274 Cherokee Ridge Drive, passed away on Monday, August 7, in Spartanburg.

She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of August 23, 1979 to Lorraine Hoey and Charlie Davidson, Jr.

She attended the public schools in Gaffney and was a former employee of Marriott Hotel in Spartanburg and Lippert, Inc. of Gaffney. Dana was preparing to become a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, SherMoriya, and grandfather, Frank Smith, Jr.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: husband, Aaron Covington of Beaufort, SC; two sons, Kelon Lemar McGill, Jr. of Gaffney and Elijah J. McGill of the home; a daughter, Makayla Danielle Hoey of the home; Bianca Nicole Jefferies of Gaffney, reared in the home as a daughter; mother, Lorraine Hoey, of Gaffney; step-father, Robert Lee Hoey of Anderson; a brother, Elroy Tate of Gaffney; sisters, Tina Holmes (Louis), Cicley Davidson, Sheba Jefferies, and Reba Hoey; step-sister, Tanya Logan; grandmother, Lucille Smith, all of Gaffney; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother Bobby Jefferies and Brother Abraham Duenas.

The family is at the home of her mother, Lorraine Hoey, 1110 Elmore Street.

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Mrs. Betty Ruth Kelly Bradley

Mrs. Betty Ruth Kelly Bradley, 82, formerly of Blacksburg, entered eternal rest Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Union County and was a daughter of the late Calvin and Aileen Gregory Kelly Moore.

She was a member of The Divine True Holiness Church of God and a retired employee of Duke Power Company.

Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by 3 sons, Sylvester, Richard, and John Bradley, and siblings, Manuel, Arthur, Tony, and Jasper Moore, Ada Ruth Parker and Ileen Smith.

Surviving are: a son, Roger Bradley of Blacksburg; daughters, Carolyn Montgomery (Robbie Burris), Teresa Bradley and Rachel Bradley, all of Gaffney; her former husband, Howard Bradley of Gaffney; brothers, Bobby Kelly, Sr. and Jesse Moore (Ateria) of Gaffney, Marion Moore of Jonesville, Glenn Moore of Union; sisters, Bessie Porter (Joe Dean) of Jonesville, Priscilla Savage of Laurens, Kelly Richardson of Atlanta, GA; daughters-in-law, Teresa Bradley and Patricia Bradley; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Monday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m., in The Divine True Holiness Church of God in Blacksburg, with Overseer Theodore Lockhart, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Rachel Bradley, 913 N. Granard Street.

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