Category Archives: 03 March 2016

Larry Hunter

larry-hnterLarry Gene Hunter, 66, of Nazareth, PA, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 28, in Gracedale Healthcare.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Ceola Hunter Posey and the late Freddie Lee Brackett. He was reared in the home of his grandparents, the late Trossie and Addie Hunter.

He was a 1970 graduate of Gaffney High School, a member of Island Creek Baptist Church, and an employee of Bethlehem Steel.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Odell, Billy, and the Rev. Perry Posey; uncle, T.C, Hunter; aunt, Tecora Oliver.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Iris Hunter of Pennsylvania; one brother, William Posey of Spartanburg; 3 sisters, Bessie M. Scott and Jackie Posey, both of Spartanburg, Carolyn P. White of Gaffney; sister-in-law, Vergie Posey of Gaffney; 2 grandchildren; aunts, Ruby Brackett, Gladys Johnson, and Judy Foster; uncles, Jacob, Bennie, Columbus, and Lincoln Hunter, all raised in the home as siblings.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 4 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Timothy L. Hunter officiating.

The family is at the home of Carolyn White, 365 Nancy Creek Road, Gaffney.

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Paul Jalkanen

Paul Jalkanen, 71, of 501 Holly St., entered eternal rest Monday, March 7th, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Husband of Kay Jalkanen, he was born in Minnesota and was a son of the late Ralph and Esther Trudgeon Jalkanen.

Mr. Jalkanen was of the Lutheran Faith. He was a former professor at Limestone College.

Private Services will be held.

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Johnny Benjamin Littlejohn

J. LittlejohnJohnny Benjamin Littlejohn, 55, of 940 N. Limestone St., Apartment S-84, entered eternal rest on Monday, March 7th, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Husband of Rosheeda Crawford Littlejohn, he was born in White Plains, NY and was a son of the late Ernest and Earnestine Linder Baker. He was reared by his grandparents, Bunyon and Ruth Linder Littlejohn.

He was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former employee of Springfield Mills.

Also surviving: one son, Arsenio Byars of Greenwood, SC; four daughters, Jashayla Sullivan of Gaffney, Jalysha Sullivan, Jamiyah Tucker, and Rhianna Crawford, all of the home; five sisters, Dorothy Hull (Danny) of Gaffney, Aretha Frierson (Charles) of Roebuck, SC, Renee Newson (Darryl) of Jonesboro, GA, Sharon Baker Seldon and Ardeana Byers (Roderick) of Ellenwood, GA; five grandchildren; aunts and uncles, Inez and Robert Littlejohn, Wilbert and Ruby Linder, of Gaffney, Robert and Lynn Jeter of Greenville, SC, Annie Jeter of Charlotte, Sheila and Ricky McElhaney of Belmont, NC, Jackie Jeter of Durham, NC; mother and father-in-law, Gwen Tate and Rev. Danny Tate, of Gaffney.

Graveside Services with Military Rites, will be Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Wood officiating.

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