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Johnnie L. Gillespie


Johnnie L. Gillespie of Rosman passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. He was born in Sumter, S.C. and as a baby, his family moved to East Fork, where he grew up.

The family became a large one over the years. He was the son of the late Elmer and Victoria Gillespie, six generations removed from the rifle makers of East Fork Gillespie's.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marriah and a son Philip Gillespie, two sisters, Zandra Lance and Cornelia McCarthy Amic, and a grandson, Garland W. Gillespie.

Johnnie is survived by his son Gary and his wife Susie; two grandchildren, Darin Gillespie and Amy...

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