Category Archives: 01 January 2014

Rev. Marvin Alexander Tate

Rev TateThe Rev. Marvin Alexander Tate, 68, of 125 Henry Drive, was called to eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 25 , 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

He was born in Hickory Grove and was a son of the late George and Lois Reid Tate. Marvin was a graduate of Jefferson High School in York and Cleveland Technical College in Shelby, N.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an Associate Pastor of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by five siblings, Georgianna Logan, Betty Knight, Bonnie Fludd, George “Ray” Jr and Grady Tate.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Jamison Tate of the home; sons, Maurice (Tarsha) Tate and Lee (Angie) Green, all of York; a daughter, Alicia Tate of Blacksburg; two brothers, J. Walter (Gloria) Tate of Gaffney and Luther Tate of Blacksburg; a sister, Ida McCaw of Sharon; six grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and motherand father-in-law, Dorothy and Jesse Jamison of Sharon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell W. Smith officiating. Military rites and interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be instate in the church Thursday at 2 p.m.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Mary Bonner Powell

PowellMary Bonner Powell of Lynn, Mass., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Massachusetts.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Welton and Ara Scott Bonner.

Surviving are three sons, Warren, Timothy and Stephen Powell, all of Lynn, Mass.; a brother, Ernest Bonner of Gaffney, Juanita Bonner of Bronx, N.Y., and Gwen B. Lipscomb of Lynn; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Saugus, Mass.

Arrangements by Goodrich Funeral Home of Lynn.
(Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)

Eskridge Garrett

30p1.previewEskridge Garrett, 64, of 204 Yale St., was called to eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014,in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Tinnie T. Wilkins of Gaffney and the late Eskridge Coleman.

He was an outstanding drum major and 1968 graduate of Granard High School, a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen Foster, Felicia Garrett, Tammy Garrett, all of Gaffney, and Brandy Drain of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Karen Coleman of Michigan; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and an uncle, Levi Garrett (Shevette) of Gaffney.