Dorothy Smith Oglesby

OglesbyDorothy Smith Oglesby, 82, of 132 Water Mill Rd., Cowpens, entered eternal rest on Monday, February 29th, in her home.

Widow of Wyatt Oglesby, Jr., she was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Landrum and Flossie Morgan Smith.

She was a 1950 graduate of Granard High School where she was a member of the Basketball Team and the school’s May Queen in 1950.

Mrs. Oglesby was a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a former member of the Gospel Choir.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wyatt Oglesby, III and siblings, Richard, Landrum Jr., Alvin, Billy, and Elizabeth.

Surviving are: three daughters, Vanessa Weeks and Wanda Taylor of the home, Wendy McShaw (Floyd) of Cowpens; one brother, Eugene Smith (Marilyn) of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Crystal Weeks and Timothy Oglesby (Casey); two great-grandchildren, Taylor Fowlks and Jordan Oglesby.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cowpens with Rev. Arthur J. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park. She will be in state in the church Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary