Rev. Michael Andrew Boozer

The Reverend Michael Andrew Boozer, 61, of 930 Hetty Hill Street, passed away Friday afternoon in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Husband of Minister Mary Jefferies Boozer, he was born in Spartanburg County and was a son of the late Albert and Thelma Wellman Boozer.

Rev. Boozer was a member and Associate Minister of Indian Hill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, an employee of UPS, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, Jermar Rookard of Mauldin; three daughters, Jonica Jefferies of Columbus, Indiana, Belande Jefferies Pettigrew of Grand Ledge, MI, and Michelle Jefferies of Gaffney; five sisters, Nancy Young (James), Mildred Boozer, Martha Hull, Ollie Boozer, and Patricia Norris, all of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Rev. Mary Jefferies of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. in Indian Hill Baptist Church.

The family is at the home of Rev. Mary Jefferies, 205 Serene Drive.

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Mrs. Loree Jones Graham

Mrs. Loree Jones Graham, 89, of 805 Hetty Hill Street, passed away Saturday in her home.

Widow of Charles M. Graham, she was born in Spartanburg County and was a daughter of the late Abraham and Cora Montgomery Jones.

She was a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess, Sr. Choir Member, former Secretary of the Adult Sunday School Class, and former member of the Flower Committee. She was a member of Virgin Mary Chapter 192 Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Edwards and Ella Gulent, both of Gaffney; three granddaughters, Tina, Glenda, and Paula Edwards, all of Gaffney; a sister, Mary McCoy of Greer; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Golden officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park. She will be in state in the church Tuesday at noon.

The family is at the home of Betty Edwards, 152 Camellia Circle.

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Ermy Jean Garrison Smith

Ermy Jean Garrison Smith, 74, of 505 Granite Drive, passed away Monday, January 29, in her home.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Bishop and Ermy Galloway Garrison.

Ermy was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Granard High School, retiree of Cone Mills, and former owner of Smooth Operator Styling Salon on Hetty Hill St.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Timothy Smith; a sister, Elna Sue Johnson, and a brother, Bishop Garrison.

Surviving are: two sons, Joe Garrison (Betty) of the home, Samuel Smith (Tamara) of Blacksburg; two daughters, Jacqueline Denise Benson and Natasha Dover, both of Gaffney; daughter-in-law, Sherry Smith of Gaffney; sisters, Delois Manning of Spartanburg, Lillie Ruth Edwards of Charlotte, and Minnie Hamilton of Hartford, CT; sister-in-law, Betty Garrison of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Friday, 1 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Timothy L. Hunter officiating.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Jan. 31, 2018