Category Archives: 09 September 2016

Evy Inez Hull

photo_003326_337570_1_26p1-preview_20160923-jpgxEvy Inez Hull, 78 of 252 Brugg St., Blacksburg, transitioned from earth to eternity on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Testa Family Hospice Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late John and Geneva Ross Hull. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Inez was preceded in death by siblings, Roy, Les, Sylvester, Cecil, Jimmy, Margaret Ruth Galmer, and Louise Meeks; and a granddaughter, Shuntia White.

Surviving are: 1 son, Willie E. Hull of the home; 2 daughters, Jeanette Hames (Willie) and Shirley White (Eugene), all of Blacksburg; 1 sister, Gladys Hall of Shelby; 6 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; 6 greatgreat grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., in St. Peter Baptist Church, 116 Poplar Drive, Grover, N.C. with Rev. Lewis Duckett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Monday at 1 p.m.

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Ernest “Butch” McCluney

mccluney-2Ernest “Butch” McCluney, of 5537 Allen Road, Charlotte, NC, entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 18th, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

Widower of Edna Dawkins McCluney, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Frank and Mahalia Littlejohn McCluney.

He was a Baptist, a graduate of Granard High School, veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired brick mason.

Surviving are: 3 sons, Millard McCluney of Charlotte, NC, Franklin McCluney (Reshelda) of Alabama, and Daryl McCluney (Shirley) of Gaffney; 6 daughters, Lisa Davidson (Rev. Rodney), Tammy McCluney (Steve),Yvonne McCluney, Traci Smith, all of Gaffney; Colette McLeod Mitchell of Spartanburg, Quensinia Douglas of Charlotte; 25 grandchildren including Tonionae Littlejohn, Antronique Garrett, Tybreisha Little, Bianca McCluney, Steven McCluney, Ayana McCluney, Carleso McCluney, Raheem Littlejohn, Tommaneisha Dawkins, and Sidney Dawkins, raised in the home; several great-grandchildren; aunts, Trudy Dawkins and Lenora Camp; sisters-in-law, Virginia Hunt, Nancy Dawkins, Sadie Darlene Littlejohn, Deborah Israel (Mennesha), and Wilma Davis (Lavander); Rev. Lionel Dawkins (Carolyn), Rev. Donald Dawkins (Margaret), Milton Dawkins (Faye), and Harold Bernard Dawkins.

Funeral Services will be Friday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. James Patton, Jr., officiating.

The family is at the home of Daryl and Shirley McCluney, 128 Granite Drive.

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Eddie Dean Houey

photo_003149_335675_1_19p1.preview_20160907.jpgxEddie Dean Houey, 59, of 450 East Junior High Road, entered eternal rest on Monday, September 5, 2016, in his home.

Husband of Alberta Proctor Houey, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of Mae Hester McGill Houey and the late James Howard Houey.

Eddie was a member of Concord Baptist Church where he served as a member of the All Male Chorus, Audio Ministry, and van driver. He was a retired employee of Nestle Company.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Eddie Monta Houey (Thomasina) of Gaffney; Latrice Dawkins (Courtenay) of Gaffney, reared in the home; three grandchildren, Devonte Houey, and Ahmon Houey of Gaffney, Teric Houey of Spartanburg; two sisters, Mary Houey, Amanda Guerrero (Pablo) of Gaffney; four brothers, Spencer Leach (Andrea), Howard Houey (Debra), Thomas Houey (Denise), and Douglas Houey, all of Gaffney; sisters-in-law, Mary Hopper of St. Paul, Minn., Audrey Watkins of Gaffney; brother-in-law, Joe Proctor (Angela) of Columbus, Ga.; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be in state in the church Thursday at 1 p.m.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Sept. 7, 2016