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Tecora Norris Watts

Mrs. Tecora Norris Watts, 88, of 335 Martin Hills Rd, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, June 9th, in Spartanburg Medical Center.

Widow of Wilbert Watts, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late John Paul Norris, Sr. and the late Olivia Harrison Norris Baker.

She was a 1953 Graduate of Granard High School. Tecora was a faithful and dedicated member of Concord Baptist Church, where she served as: head of the Culinary Committee; Usher, Sunday School Teacher, First Vice President of the Sr. Missionaries of the Thicketty Mountain Women’s Convention; Senior Choir Member; and Junior Missionary Advisor. For several years, she was employed as a Fashion 220 Consultant.

Tecora was also predeceased by a son, Stanley Watts, (Peggy, of Blacksburg); and siblings, James Norris, (Pamela, of Ohio), Thomas Norris, Willie Wells, Annie Steward, Virginia Reese (Clifford, of Washington, DC), and Doris Harris.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, Gary Watts and Jonathan Watts, both of the home; daughter, Kathy Thomas (Dana), of Duluth, GA; goddaughter, Annette Smith (Kelvin), of Gaffney; a brother, John Paul Norris, Jr., (Earnestine), of Gaffney; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 a.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Michael Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Services can be viewed on The Gilmore Mortuary Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.



Sharon Bennett Brown

Mrs. Sharon Bennett Brown, 53, of 228 Kenwood Court, Moore, SC, passed away Saturday, June 8th, in Spartanburg Medical Center. She was the wife of Jacob Brown, Sr.

She may be viewed in The Gilmore Mortuary on Thursday, June 13th, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in Mississippi at a later date.

Louise Littlejohn

Louise Littlejohn, age 93, of 100 Fairfield Drive, passed away Thursday in Spartanburg Medical Center.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Basil Hopper and the late Bernice Littlejohn.  

Louise was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church where she served as: Mother of the Church, member of the Hospitality Committee and the Senior Missionaries.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: a son, Willie James “Pete” Littlejohn; brothers, King Littlejohn and William Earl; sisters, Addie Lattimore, Sandra Huskey, and Blanche Proctor.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: sons, Henry Littlejohn, of Spartanburg, John Littlejohn and Sammy Humphries, both of Gaffney; daughters, Gloria Posey, Linda McDowell, Frances Lewis, and Anita Wallace (Calvin), all of Norfolk, VA, Patricia Henderson, of Greenville, Shirley Littlejohn, of Cowpens, Mary, Rosie, and Audrey Littlejohn, all of Gaffney; brothers, Woodson Earl and Carl Earl (Lois), of Maryland; .daughters-in-law, Bessie Littlejohn of Gaffney and Yvonne Littlejohn, of Spartanburg; other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 13th, at 1:00 p.m. in Mikes Creek Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Courtney Mills.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.