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.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Aug. 21, 2018