Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Knuckles

Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Smith Knuckles, 84, of 107 Iris Lane, Gaffney, passed away Thursday, April 15th , in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.


Widow of Joe Dean Knuckles, she was born in Gaffney and was the daughter of the late Walker and Ethel Wood Smith.

Edith was 1955 graduate of Granard High School. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess and member of the choir. She was a member of Whitaker Chapter #127 Order of the Eastern Star. Edith was a retired Teacher’s Aide and a former member of the Cherokee County Voter Registration Board.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Bennett Smith (Linda).

Edith leaves to cherish loving memories: a son Derrick Knuckles (Kim), of Clemson, SC;
daughter-in-law, Linda Smith, of Gaffney; two grandchildren, Samantha Hammond, of
Greenville, SC., and Erica Smith of Gaffney; two great-grandchildren, Christian Roberts of
Greenville, SC., and Jayden Smith of Gaffney; God-daughter, Carolyn Dawkins, of Gaffney;
a host of cousins, including her caregiver, Doris Littlejohn of Gaffney, SC., and Vicki Cyr, of
Boiling Springs, SC.; brother-in-law, Charles F. Knuckles (Cordelia); sisters-in-law,
Clynthree Knuckles Oglesby and Lee Knuckles Webster, of Gaffney; nieces; nephews; and
friends.

Public Viewing will be held Monday, April 19th, from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, April 20th, 11:00 a.m., in Gaffney Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Jazella Jones Mann

Mrs. Jazella Jones Mann, 96, of 101 Park Court, Gaffney, SC, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, in her home.

She was born in Pamlico County, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Sanders Jones, Sr., and the late Annie Mae Jarvis Jones. She was the widow of William Benjamin Mann.

Mrs. Mann was a member and “Mother” of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dorse Cleveland of Gaffney; sons, William Samuel Mann (Ethel), of Jamaica, NY, Douglas Mann (Joyce), of Tallahassee, FL, and David Mann (Ruth), of Valrico, FL; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, 3:00 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Sanders, Jr., officiating. Interment will be on Saturday, April 17th, in Maribel, NC.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorse Cleveland, 161 Brookshire Drive in the Northgate Community of Gaffney.

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smith Phillips

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smith Phillips, 77, of 418 Oglesby Valley Road, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021,in her home.

She was born in Gaffney and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Tinnie Mack Smith.

Dorothy was a member of Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher and a member of the Pastor’s Aid. She was a retired employee of Heaven Sent Home Health Care and a former employee of Little Cricket.

She was predeceased by a brother, Zellie D. Smith; two great-grandchildren, Tionna Dukes and Andre Gregory. She leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Beverly Oglesby, of the home; a brother, Simon Smith, of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Terrance and LaTreva Oglesby; great-great grandchildren, Terrica and Terrance Oglesby, Terrell Butler, Essence Stevenson, and Zalen Martin; sister-in-law, Stina Smith, of Connecticut; aunts, Madelyn Elder, Elizabeth Penn, and Pansy Martin, all of Washington, D.C.; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Wednesday, April 14, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m., in Mikes Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Courtney Mills officiating. She will be in state in the church Thursday at 1:00 p.m.