common / 02-23-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

“Buddy” Bridges
Brother of Gaffney resident
AUSTELL, Ga. – Charles “Buddy” Bridges, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in Austell.
Born in Gaffney on Feb. 16, 1927, he was the husband of Frankie Bridges and son of the late Charles S. Bridges and the late Cannie Price Bridges. He had lived in Austell for many years and retired in 1989 after over 40 years of service as a pipe fitter. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Latham Masonic Lodge No. 12, Local 72 Pipe Fitters Union and Davis Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Cynthia Brooks of Mableton, Ga.; two brothers, Claude Bridges of Gaffney and Dewey Bridges of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Cook of Joplin, Mo., and Frances Pearson of Riverside, Calif.; and one grandson.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at White Columns Chapel in Mableton, Ga., conducted by the Revs. Clyde Wade and Johnny Foster. Burial was in Barber Cemetery, Mableton.
Memorials may be made to the American Leukemia Society.
White Columns Chapel, Mableton, was in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

Lee Brock
Spartanburg native
SPARTANBURG – Lee Brock, 18, of 122 Scruggs Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of Cindy Sandifer Brock of the home.
Also surviving are cousins, Josh, Lauren, Paula, Allen and Tristain.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry L. Blackwell
Services for Henry Leroy Blackwell, 58, of 107 Guthrie St., will be held today at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church conducted by the Rev. Gregg Martin. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family is at the residence.
Mr. Blackwell died Feb. 20, 2001, at his home. He was the husband of Gladys Wilson Blackwell and son of Josie Thomas Alvis and the late Jerry Blackwell. He was the stepson of the late Ernest Alvis.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Phillips
Retired from Threads Inc.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Howard “Bigum” Phillips, 75, of Bennett Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Wendover in Shelby.
A native of Gaston county, N.C., he was the son of the late Roy and Neva Willis Phillips and widower of Mildred Jackson Phillips. He was a retired supervisor for Threads Inc., Gastonia, where he had worked for 39 years. He was a member of Bingo Clubs in Gaffney and a member of the VFW of Gastonia. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Reba Childers of Stanley, N.C., and Peggy Brooks of Gastonia, N.C.; four brothers, Bill Phillips, Frank Phillips, both of Kings Mountain, Jerry Phillips and Lewis Phillips, both of Bessemer City, N.C.; two sisters, Louise Roddy of Kings Mountain and Muriel Norwood of Bessemer City; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel conducted by the Rev. John Heath. Burial will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8:30 at Harris Funeral Home, 108 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28150.

James A. Smith
James Auther Smith, 70, of 1210 Emery Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Metro Hospital, Cleveland.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Sara Tate Smith, a former member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Gaffney, are two sisters, Johnese White of Jamaica, N.Y., and Garnell Oglesby of Gaffney; and two brothers, Edward Lee Smith of Savannah, Ga., and Alexander Smith of Thomasville, N.C.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.
Rochell Cole
Cherokee County native
Rochelle Cole, 91, of 239 Chesnee Hwy., died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Magnolia Place Healthcare in Spartanburg.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Mattie Hughey Cole of the home and son of the late Sam Cole and the late Mary Wyatt Cole. He was a retired textile employee, carpenter and farmer and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Glenda Osment and Patricia Cole Smith, both of Inman; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence, 239 Chesnee Hwy.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Carleather Dover
Services for Carleather Dover, 63, of 127 Iris Lane will be held today 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 in the church at 2 p.m.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Joe D. Davis
Services for Joe Dean Davis, 66, 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 in the church at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Foster Funeral Home.

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