common / 02-21-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Emma Jean Jolly
Worked as a waitress
Emma Jean Ayers Jolly, 45, of No. 1, Douglas Trailer Park, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Shelby, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Luther F. Ayers and the late Kathleen Ayers Watkins. She was a waitress and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two brothers, Emmitt M. Ayers and Arlon Ayers, both of Shelby; four sisters, Lois Ross, Doris Bridges, Renee Jordon and Mary Ann Motley, all of Shelby; and two special friends, Dora (Libby) Pritchard and Rhonda Parris McMahel, both of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Blackwell
Retired truck driver
Henry Leroy Blackwell, 58, of 107 Guthrie St., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his home.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Gladys Wilson Blackwell and son of Josie Thomas Alvis of Gaffney and the late Jerry Blackwell. He was a retired truck driver, a veteran and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Lisa Moseley of Blacksburg and Rita Phillips of Gaffney; three sons, David Blackwell, Scottie Blackwell, both of Gaffney, and Ernest Todd Blackwell of Blacksburg; a brother, Charles Wayne Blackwell of Gaffney; and 12 grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Carleather Dover
Services for Carleather Dover, 63, of 127 Iris Lane, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Mason, George Kirby, Robert L. Dover, Jeffery Dawkins and Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of New Mount Zion Baptist Church and flower bearers will be the Y.W.A.’s and the deaconess of New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-7:30 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home.

Arthur E. Hamrick
Retired machinist
BLACKSBURG – Arthur Everette Hamrick, 91, of 240 Cherokee Ford Rd., formerly of 205 E. Carolina St., Blacksburg, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Magnolia Manor, Spartanburg.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the widower of Daisy McSwain Hamrick and son of the late William Everette and Salena Champion Hamrick. He was a retired machinist.
Surviving are a daughter, Geneva Henderson, of Blacksburg; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at White Columns-Blacksburg and other times will be at 205 E. Carolina St.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens with Dr. Charlie Barnard officiating.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Hamrick, David Hamrick, Jason Arnold, Paul Douglas, Tad Barkley and Claude Hamrick.
Memorials may be made to Magnolias of Gaffney, 123 Tiffany Park, Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
White Columns-Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Everett Hames
Cost accountant at J.P. Stevens
SHELBY, N.C. – Everett R. Hames, 70, of 806 E. Main St., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Hospice of Wendover.
Born in Rutherford County, N.C., he was the husband of Ann Louise Hammett Hames and son of the late Floyd “Jack” Hames and Florence Harris Hames. He was a graduate of Howard Business College and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a cost accountant and labor controller at J.P. Stevens.
Mr. Hames was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelby, a York Rite Mason and member of Cleveland Lodge No. 202. He was a member of the Shelby Amateur “Ham” Radio Club.
Surviving are a son, Mark Hames of Lincolnton, N.C.; a sister, Eunice Jenkins of Cliffside; and one grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney conducted by the Rev. Tony Tench.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wendover, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Bess Blanton
Retired school teacher
SHELBY – Jewell Bess Blanton of 1900 Polkville Rd., died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Dorus Hilary and Essie Lola Childers Bess. She graduated from Appalachian State University teacher’s school, Lenoir Rhyne College, and retired after a 40-year teaching career.
Mrs. Blanton was a member of Zion Baptist Church where she was a superintendent, taught Sunday School and worked in the primary department for several years. She was an active member to the Democratic Party, serving as vice chairmen of her precinct, and belonged to numerous organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Z. Blanton; three sisters, Ava Bess, Estelle Peeler and Dorothy Warner; and two brothers, Beverly Hall and Dorus Hal Bess.
Survivors include four siblings, Matilda Baxter of Lincolnton, Joyce Sniffin of Florida, Nellie Hair of Fayetteville and Knox Cobb of Waynesville; and a large numbers of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Bridges officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 525 W. Zion Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Dean Davis
Services for Joe Dean Davis, 66, husband of Freddie Futrell Davis of 1014 N. Logan St., will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Mills McHam officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-8 at Foster Funeral Home.

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