Category Archives: 08 August 2018

Garnell Cofield Smith Oglesby

Mrs. Garnell Cofield Smith Oglesby, 74, of 105 Kennedy Street, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, in her home.

Widow of Bobby Lee Oglesby, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Wilma Smith and Wofford Littlejohn, Jr.

She was a member of Granard High School Class of 1963, Bethel Baptist Church, and the former Starlighters Club.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Mrs. Lessie Davis, Ms. Mamie Littlejohn, Mrs. Frances Smith, Mrs. Janie Gies, Jimmy, James A, Baron, Edward L. and Vadin Calvin Smith, and Wofford Littlejohn, Jr.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Rickey Smith of Gaffney; step-son, Quintin Petty of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Ms. Sandra Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd (Eddie), Mrs. Sharon Jefferies (Quinton), all of Gaffney; four grandchildren raised in the home, Edward Smith, Billy Smith Ricardo Foster, and Tonitra Smith; sisters, Mrs. Rose McNamee, Mrs. Johnese White, Ms. Tangie Littlejohn, Mrs. Corrie Oglesby (Lewis), and Mrs. Mary Knox; four brothers, Alexander Smith (Gloria), Donald Littlejohn (Linda), Joe Quinn Littlejohn, and Stephen Littlejohn; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mamie Oglesby, Mrs. Sarah Reddish (Elijah), Mrs. Perniece Smith, Mrs. Berniece Dawkins (Rev. L.D.), and Mrs. Clynthree Oglesby; brother-in-law, Dennis Oglesby (Sarah) 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, including Bristasia Leach and MyKayla Camp’ 3 greatgrandchildren; a special niece, Minister Cathy Neal (Quentin); other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Dr. James Sanders, Jr. and Rev. C.A. Wallace. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

She will be in state in the church Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Aug. 21, 2018

Heather Renea Sarratt

Heather Renea Sarratt, 27, of 125 Beltline Road, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018, in her home.

She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Sylvia Sarratt and James Edward Littlejohn.

Heather was a 2009 graduate of Gaffney High School and a member of Antioch Kingdom Building Ministries, and a member of Girls Rock.

Surviving are: her legal guardians, LaRunda Talley Sims and Chad Sims of Spartanburg; a daughter, A’Driana McFadden of Gaffney; two brothers, David Sarratt of Gaffney and Donald Sarratt of Kershaw, SC; two sisters, Lutricia Jeffries (Zavier) and Mary Davis, both of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Alice Littlejohn officiating.

The family is at the home of her aunt and uncle, Brenda And David Talley, 308 Drucilla Drive.

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LTC Graham Norris, Jr.

LTC Graham Norris, Jr., USA Retired, of 262, Estelle Road, Gaffney, SC, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018, in his home.

He was born in Gaffney on February 6, 1935, and was the son of the late Lillie Bell Norris and the late Graham Norris, Sr.

Graham was a graduate of Granard High School Class of 1954. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from South Carolina State College in 1958. Graham served in the U.S. Army for twenty-five years and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was deployed overseas in Germany and served two years in the Vietnam War and one year in Korea. He received three Bronze Stars and numerous other awards for outstanding military service.

He attended Concord Baptist Church and served faithfully as a member of the Culinary Committee and the Grounds Committee.

Graham was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Littlejohn Norris and a brother, Thomas C. Norris.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Michael Norris of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Chandra Norris Guillory (Karry) of Spartanburg, SC and Mrs. Sheryll Norris Brock of Los Angeles; two grandchildren; Jessie Guillory and Justine Guillory both of Spartanburg; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment, with full Military Rites, will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. He will be in state in the church Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

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