Category Archives: Obituaries

Mrs. Jazella Jones Mann

Mrs. Jazella Jones Mann, 96, of 101 Park Court, Gaffney, SC, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, in her home.

She was born in Pamlico County, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Sanders Jones, Sr., and the late Annie Mae Jarvis Jones. She was the widow of William Benjamin Mann.

Mrs. Mann was a member and “Mother” of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dorse Cleveland of Gaffney; sons, William Samuel Mann (Ethel), of Jamaica, NY, Douglas Mann (Joyce), of Tallahassee, FL, and David Mann (Ruth), of Valrico, FL; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, 3:00 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Sanders, Jr., officiating. Interment will be on Saturday, April 17th, in Maribel, NC.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorse Cleveland, 161 Brookshire Drive in the Northgate Community of Gaffney.

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smith Phillips

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smith Phillips, 77, of 418 Oglesby Valley Road, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021,in her home.

She was born in Gaffney and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Tinnie Mack Smith.

Dorothy was a member of Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher and a member of the Pastor’s Aid. She was a retired employee of Heaven Sent Home Health Care and a former employee of Little Cricket.

She was predeceased by a brother, Zellie D. Smith; two great-grandchildren, Tionna Dukes and Andre Gregory. She leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Beverly Oglesby, of the home; a brother, Simon Smith, of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Terrance and LaTreva Oglesby; great-great grandchildren, Terrica and Terrance Oglesby, Terrell Butler, Essence Stevenson, and Zalen Martin; sister-in-law, Stina Smith, of Connecticut; aunts, Madelyn Elder, Elizabeth Penn, and Pansy Martin, all of Washington, D.C.; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Wednesday, April 14, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m., in Mikes Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Courtney Mills officiating. She will be in state in the church Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Kendrick Danuell Smith

Mr. Kendrick Danuell Smith, 47, of Gaffney, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, in
Orangeburg, SC.

He was born in Cherokee County, and was the son of Evelyn Corry Smith
Johnson and the late James Sarratt.

Kendrick was a 1992 graduate of Gaffney High School where he played football for the Gaffney
Indians. He also attended Gardner Webb University.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a truck driver for Pet Dairy Company, and an active
member of Hot Boyz Motorcycle Club.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arvin Corry, Sr. and Rosalee Corry; two uncles,
Willie Corry, Sr. and Roy Dean Rainey; a cousin, Willie Corry, Jr.

In addition to his mother, Evelyn Smith Johnson (Derrick) he leaves to cherish many fond
memories: his daughter, Katie Smith; his grandchildren, Kylee Bonner, Kensley Bonner and Kyndell Rose Byars; his brothers, William Smith (Audrey) and Drayton Smith; his sisters, Debra Cooper (Berkley), Ivey Askew (Keith), and Dartona Brown (James); step-sisters, Sheila Knuckles (Glenn), Teresa Walker, Tamara Richardson (Kemo, and Marisa Sintton; aunts, Nancy Montgomery and Edith Corry; uncles, Arvin Corry, Jr. (Sarah) and David Corry; great-aunts, Ruby Nell Edward, Evangelist Ruby Askew, and Barbara Watts; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be Sunday, 1:30 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Sanders, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family is at the home of his mother at 143 Iris Lane.