Nellie Lois Littlejohn

Nellie Lois Littlejohn, of Gaffney, passed away Monday, December 31st, in Spartanburg, SC.

She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Mr. Columbus and Mrs. Evelyn Dawkins Littlejohn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffani A. Littlejohn; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearlie Mae Mitchem and Mrs. Diane Mayes; nephew, Calvin Todd Morgan.

Surviving are: a daughter, Anissia Littlejohn, of Gaffney; a son, Harold Dean Littlejohn, Jr., of the home; 7 grandchildren, Lakeithia Allen, Crystal Littlejohn, Georja Littlejohn, Georgio Littlejohn, Jennifer Littlejohn, Lacey Littlejohn, Tyler Littlejohn, all of Gaffney; 8 great-grandchildren; 8 sisters, Mrs. Evelene Davis (Charles) of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Sarah Davidson, Mrs. Brenda Morgan, Mrs. Ollie Mae Hollis, Mrs. Ruby Hemphill (Billy), Ms. Corinne Dawkins, Ms. Peggy Littlejohn, Mrs. Barbara Haney (Terry); brothers, Mr. Ronnie D. Littlejohn (Betty), and Mr. Bobby D. Littlejohn, all of Gaffney; a special aunt, Mrs. Bontee Hoey, of Gaffney; a special niece, Sheal Littlejohn, of Gaffney; other nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

A private burial is scheduled for Thursday.

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Dennis Louis Watkins

Dennis Louis Watkins, 55, of 353 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., passed away Saturday, January 5th, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Cherokee County, SC on March 2, 1963 and was a son of the late L.D. and Maggie Watkins Smith.

He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a Baptist, and an employee of the City of Gaffney. 

Dennis was preceded in death by siblings, Matthew, Randy, and Alfonzo “Freddie” Watkins, Cathy Watkins-Tate, and Judy Watkins-Lightning.

Surviving are: his wife, Hazel, of the home; two daughters, Demeka Smith and Jessica Smith; a brother, Lawrence Watkins (Sheila) of Gaffney; 3 grandchildren, Malayah Smith, Jalihya Smith, and Lisa Smith.

The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 9th, 1:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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Toledo Knuckles Littlejohn

Mrs. Toledo Knuckles Littlejohn, 90 of Gaffney, SC entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 3, 2019. 

Widow of Leroy W. Littlejohn, she was born in Cherokee County, SC and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Regina Peeler Knuckles. 

She was a graduate of Claflin University and a retired educator.  Mrs. Littlejohn was a former teacher at Granard High School, Gaffney.

She was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church where she served as a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was a former Girl Scout Leader and former member of  Whitaker Chapter 127 Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: three brothers, Herbert “Gene” Knuckles, Evon Knuckles, and Joe Dean Knuckles.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Joanita M. Littlejohn, of Douglasville, GA; one brother, Charles Knuckles (Cordelia), of Gaffney; three sisters, Mrs. Clynthree Oglesby, Mrs. Vera Williams, and Mrs. Lee Webster, sister-in-law Edith Knuckles, all of Gaffney; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., in Dunton United Methodist Church with The Reverend Calvin Smith officiating.  Entombment will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

The family is at the home of her sisters, Vera and Lee, 117 Gettys Drive.