Category Archives: 09 September 2018

Kenneth Littlejohn, Sr.

Kenneth Dewayne Littlejohn, Sr. passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Cherokee County, SC on August 23, 1963 to Nesbitt Littlejohn, Sr. and Katherine Black Littlejohn.

Kenneth was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a member of Jesus Is The Answer Ministries, and a former employee of Brown’s Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings, Nesbitt Jr., Mary Josephine Phillips, Barbara Baxter, Betty Lue, Arthur Ray, David Lewis, and Eddie Dean Littlejohn.

Surviving are: a son Kenneth Littlejohn, Jr. of Gaffney; a sister, Carolyn Davidson, of Gaffney; two brothers, James Belton Littlejohn of Alexandria, VA and Wilbert Tracy Littlejohn (Kim) of Gaffney; sister-in-law, Mildred Littlejohn, of Gaffney; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Services will be Monday, October 8th at 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Reverend C.A. Wallace officiating.

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Deggie Denise Smith

Deggie Denise Smith, 56, of 401 McCluney Drive, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018, in her home.

Wife of Harry Lee Smith, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Jerline Dawkins.

She was a 1980 graduate of Gaffney High School. Deggie was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she served as an usher, member of the YWAs and Culinary Committee.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Shedrick Dawkins; grandparents, Ella and Hollis Dawkins, Sr., nephew, Jamal Dawkins; uncle, Lyman Dawkins, Sr.; aunts, Osteen Dawkins, Willie Ruth Tate, and Lillie Mae Woods (Horace).

Surviving are: her husband, Harry Lee Smith of the home; two daughters, Chasity Smith-Parker (Paul) and Ariel Smith; one son, De’Arron Smith; a sister, Melanie Dawkins; grandson, Demerius Coleman; aunts, Inez Dawkins, Marva Littlejohn (Frank), and Verlie Littlejohn (Thomas); uncles, Bob Tate and Hollis Dawkins; nephews, Elijah Dawkins and Chad Byers, Sr.; brother-in-law, Grant Smith; two special children, TraQuanda Hunt of Gaffney and Kelsi Gist of Boling Springs, SC.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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Kristy Shawana Harris

Kristy Shawana Harris, was born in Gaffney, South Carolina on February 12, 1973 to Gwendolyn Harris and Johnny Martin.

She passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in her home, 442 Indian Hill Street, Gaffney, SC.

Early in life, she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined Mount Zion Baptist Church. She attended Indian Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are: a son, Johnathan; special friend, Sidney Dawkins; four brothers, Regis Harris (Kia); Reggie Harris, Vincent, and Raymond Foster of Pacolet; three sisters, Zaneta Harris, Lashanta Harris, and Tracy Martin Foster; a cousin, Carrie Martin, raised as her sister; granddaughter, Chloe Mack; aunts, (Phronia Bradley (Howard), and Doris Harris; uncle, Isaac Harris (Betty); nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Indian Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Williamson officiating and Dr. A.L. Brackett, eulogist. Interment will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. She will be in state in the church Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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