Allen Goodman Littlejohn

Allen Goodman Littlejohn, 94, of 510 Thompson St., formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away Thursday, April 27, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Widower of Hirtsine Neely Littlejohn, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Carl and Phines Talley Littlejohn.

He was a graduate of Granard High School and South Carolina State College. Allen was a member of Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, an Army Veteran of World War II, and a retired supervisor of Waste Water Management in Detroit.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings: Charlie, Carl, Leroy and Barbara.

Surviving are: a son, Kelly Littlejohn, (Paula) of Snellville, GA; 3 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Hillard Littlejohn and Walter Littlejohn (Leota) of Gaffney, Wilbert Littlejohn of Charlotte, NC, and Wayne Littlejohn (Lydia) of Melbourne, FL; two sisters, Carolyn Jones of Florence, SC and Dorothy Alford of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Toledo Littlejohn of Gaffney; brother-in-law, James Brunson of Florence; and aunt, Hannah Linder of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Friday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Eric Jarmons officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at 3:00 p.m., in M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson, SC.

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Mrs. Ellar Mae Linder Simpson

Mrs. Ellar Mae Linder Simpson, 82, of 414 ½ Peeler Street, passed away April 26th, 2017, in Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.

Widow of Louis Simpson, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Tom and Eloise Tucker Linder.

She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Bethel Senior Day Care.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children, Edward, Laura, and Elizabeth Simpson, and nine siblings, Thomas Jr., William, Wallace, Rufus, Lucas, Allen, and David Linder, Annie Brown and Emma Knuckles.

Surviving are: a son, William Simpson of the home; daughter-in-law, Essie Simpson of Gaffney; 7 grandchildren; nephews, Calvin Linder and Roy Linder (Lisa) of Gaffney; niece, Jean Linder of Gaffney; and a special friend of William, Laura Clark of Gaffney; a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3rd, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Freddy Davidson officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Ruth Bratton Gaffney

Mrs. Ruth Bratton Gaffney, 90, of 111 Claremont Street, passed away Saturday, April 22, in Brookview Healthcare Center.

Widow of Eufrater Gaffney, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Lipscomb Bratton.

She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cherokee County Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are: a son, Dean Gaffney (Elizabeth) of Gaffney; a daughter, Charline Martinez (John) of Louisville, KY; 8 grandchildren, including Shedrick Gaffney, reared in the home; 20 greatgrandchildren.

Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., in Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

She will be in state in the church Friday at 1 p.m.

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