Shaundra Evette Lindsay Bridges

Shaundra Evette Lindsay Bridges, 38, of 524 W. Rutledge Ave., Gaffney, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 14th, in Gaffney, SC.  She was the wife of Alex Bridges, III.

She was born in Cherokee County on September 26, 1983 to Sherry Lindsay.

Evette, as she was affectionately called, was a sweet soul who loved and would help anyone if she could. She was quick with a comeback, and had the best sense of humor. She valued family over everything. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her children and grandchildren dearly. Evette was well loved by her family and friends, and she will truly be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

She was preceded in death by: her grandmothers, Betty Jean Lindsay and Ruth Lee Mayberry; grandfather, Nathan Mayberry; grandfather-in-law, Alex Bridges Jr.; great- grandparents, Benjamin & Maggie Thompson; two uncles, Roger Lindsay & Terry Lee Jamison, Jr.; and her cousin who was like a brother, Richard “Man” Lindsay.

In addition to her husband and mother she leaves to cherish loving memories to her children: Left to cherish fond memories along with her mother and husband are: six children, KeyAsia Lindsay, Undre Lindsay, Endyia Lindsay, Travis Smith Jr., X’zeavion Bridges, and Omarrion Bridges; four grandchildren, Kensley Lidsay, Kayden Lindsay, Dreland Lindsay, and Demi Lindsay; seven sisters, Kuluia Lindsay, Skyla Lindsay, Becky Littlejohn, Quayla Satterwhite (Quinton), Andrea Lindsay, Toykeshia Lindsay, and Kimberly Lindsay; three brothers, Scottie Lindsay, Tavaris Thompson, and Johnta Thompson (Latasha); grandmother, Shirley Jamison; grandfather, William Davis; grandmother-in-law, Pastor Lizzie Mae Bridges; mother-in-law, Charlotte Bridges; father-in-law, Alexis Joe Bridges, Sr. (Tierra); brothers-in-law, Alexander Bridges and Alex Joe Bridges, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Alexis Bridges, Charlexis Camp (Larry), and Charnica Bridges; aunts, Doris Lipscomb, Sarah Lee Lindsay, Tondra Lindsay, Wanda Crowder (Sean), Ann Lindsay, Mary Mayberry, Bessie Mayberry, Catherine Hassion (George), Essie Bell Richard, Belva Studyvance (Neal), Dorothy Dewberry, Bennie Knuckles, Pernice Knuckles, Veronica Adams, Sabrina Husky, Shannon Rodgers, Cassandra Smith (David), and Jackie Bridges (James); uncles, Charles Lindsay (Brenda), Tyron Lindsay, William Lindsay, Bobbie Jefferies (Debra), and Bob Tate; a nephew who was like a son, Tre Benson; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in Concord Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Michael Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

Tonya Venise Logan Walker

Tonya Venise Logan Walker, 51, of 116 Idlewood Road, Gaffney, SC, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, in her residence. She was the daughter of the late Gatchet and Catherine White Logan.

She was formerly employed at Sumino. She was a faithful member of Galilee Baptist Church, Blacksburg, SC.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: husband, Darryl Walker of Rockingham, NC. two sons, Shun Dover and Jaylen Walker, of the home; two sisters, Barbara White and Beverly Logan, both of Blacksburg, SC; 1 grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 14th, at 2:00 p.m. in Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Duckett and Rev. Les Howard. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Bernestine Dawkins

Bernestine Lattimore Dawkins, 74, of 112 Broad Street, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Daughter of the late Sidney and Addie Littlejohn Lattimore, she was born on November 10, 1947. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Demetrice Dawkins and her siblings Steve Lattimore, Robert Lee Lattimore, and Viola Phillips. She was employed with Gaffney Manufacturing for over 30 years.

Dawkins was a lifelong learner and was committed to education. This commitment is evident through her pursuit of education. A 1967 graduate of Granard High School, she went on to further her education. In 1982, she received a certificate from Cleveland Technical College in Electrical Installation and Maintenance. At the conclusion of her matriculation at Limestone College, she received an Associates of Arts degree (1993) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree (1995), respectively. Her zeal for knowledge grew stronger over time and she received certificates in Technical Writing (2002) and Web Page Creation (2003) from Spartanburg Community College. Additionally, she completed her Master of Arts in Education degree at Ashford University in 2011. Most recently, Dawkins was enrolled in a program pursuing her doctoral degree. She was a few months from program completion. Lastly, Dawkins had a strong vision for a better Gaffney for all. Her vision led her to run for Mayor in 2012, 2016, and 2020.

As the evening’s shadows cover this compassionate life, her family members will be left to cherish the special life moments. She leaves behind one grandson Demetrice Wilkins, three sisters: Josephine Petty, Rachel Livsey, and Barbara Lattimore, five brothers: William Lattimore, Edward Lattimore, Jimmy Hardy, CJ Lattimore, and Jarvis Hopper, four sisters-in-law: Cassandra Lattimore, Mary Dawkins, Frances Dawkins, Sue Carol Dawkins, and Julia Johnson and one aunt: Louise Littlejohn. A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m., in Fredrick Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Debra Williamson officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 112 Broad St., Gaffney.