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Imogene Wilson Smith

Imogene Wilson Smith, 67, of F-23 Granard Courts, W. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, passed away Friday, January 27th, in her home.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late D.J. Bonner and Tessie Ruth Wilson Bonner. 

She was a former member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and a former employee of Limestone Mills.

Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Smith; her parents; and four siblings, Lonnell and John Frank Wilson, Eddie Huskey, and Robertha Leach. 

She leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, William Wilson (Angel) and Victor Smith, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Emma Wilson, of Gaffney; a brother, Clyde Wilson (Arienne), of Richmond, VA; a sister, Rosa Byers (James), of Gaffney; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Johnathan Dawkins and Rev. C.A. Wallace. 

The family is at the home of William and Angel Wilson, 821 N. Granard St., Gaffney.

Ms. Ingrid Pearl Littlejohn

Ms. Ingrid Pearl Littlejohn of Richmond Virginia was called home on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

She was born on June 13, 1968, in New York, NY to Jimmie Lee Littlejohn and Carolyn A. Littlejohn.

Ingrid accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and became a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

Ingrid was a graduate of the Prestigious Phillappa Schuyler School in Brooklyn, NY and Graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, NY where she participated in the Gifted Program. She continued her education and attended SUNY in Binghamton, NY.

Ingrid became inspired to become a nurse as she enrolled into the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Nursing Program in Richmond, VA., while becoming an EMT of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad in Richmond, VA.

Upon completion of the nursing program, Ingrid was employed by Ben Secours, St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA., where she served as an LPN for 15 years. She continued to pursue and further her education by becoming a registered nurse and her talents were continuously utilized at St. Mary’s Hospital.

She received the prestigious DAISY Award during her tenure at St. Mary’s Hospital which recognizes outstanding clinical skills in nursing.

Ingrid’s passion for nursing allowed her to become an avid member of the Chi Eta Phi registered nursing sorority.

Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: her son, Braeden Lee Weddell; her loving parents, Jimmie and Carolyn Littlejohn; a sister, Mrs. Sonya Fells; a brother in-law, Larry Fells, a niece, Mrs. Tyler Duford, a nephew, Jordan Fells; an uncle, Rev. Tony Makupson; an aunt; Ms. Bobby Gail Smith; a great aunt, Mrs. Ardean Henry; a cousin, Mrs. Ruby C. Byers; a loving and dedicated friend of the family and girlfriend of Braeden, Autumn Lopez; cousins and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 3:0p.m., in Suck Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Makeupson officiating.

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary

Jones Clinton Lindsay

Jones Clinton Lindsay, 75, of 114 Olee Road, Gaffney, passed away Saturday, January 21st, in Spartanburg Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Grady and Mrs. Wilma Jefferies Lindsay.

Jones was a 1968 graduate of Granard High School. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was formerly employed at the Redwood Store.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Wilma Denise Crosby (Mark), of Reno, Nevada; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating.

The family will be at the home of Laymon and Trena Manning, 116 Olee Road, on Thursday, following the Service