common / 02-26-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Peter G. Kraus
Retired from Eastern Express
SPARTANBURG – Peter Gerard Kraus, 79, of 511 Pleasant Breezes Way, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Ellen McAteer Kraus. He was retired from Eastern Express Trucking Co. after 27 years of service and was of the Cathodic faith. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Marie Jensen Kraus of the home; three daughters, Carol Barbara Hensel of Fairmont, V.Va., Ellen Marie Scovil of Marietta, Ga., Linda J. Bennett of Howell, N.J.; a son, Gerard F. Kraus of Gaffney; two sisters, Margaret Hemstead and Edna Kenny,both of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rochell Cole
Services for Rochelle Cole, 91, of 239 Chesnee Hwy., were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Kevin Childs and Danny Garrett. Burial was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Paul Johnson, William T. Hatcher Jr., Jimmy Jones, Todd Deaton, Roy Bradley, Lamar Smiley and Tom Hatcher.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Jimmy Jones Sunday School Class.
Mr. Cole, husband of Mattie Hughey Cole, died Feb. 22, 2001. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Glenda Osment and Patricia Cole Smith, both of Inman, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Smith.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of S.C., 324 N. Pine St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Dr., Gaffney, S.C. 29341.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Frankie Wilkie
Retired textile employee
Frankie Jolley Wilkie, 81, of 1183 Green River Rd., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Paul E. Wilkie Sr. and daughter of the late John Waters Jolley and the late Vaude Scruggs Jolley. She was a retired textile employee, a homemaker and member of Crestview Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Paul E. Wilkie Jr. of Gaffney; a brother, J.V. Jolley of Cowpens; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Dewitt Clyde and Rick Taylor.
The family is at their respective homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alexis Lambert
Alexis Brionna Lambert, daughter of Brandon Nicholas Lambert and Jatanna Dawn Davis, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was born in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandparents, Penny Ann and Mason Murry of Gaffney; paternal great-grandparents, Joe Thomas and Edna Earl Wilkie and Bill and Merle Duncan, all of Gaffney; maternal grandparents, Billy and Sherry Davis of Gaffney; maternal great-grandparents, George and Norma Hudson and Billy and Gayle Wallace, all of Gaffney.
Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Jerry Hudson.
The family is at the home of Billy Davis, 3639 Corinth Rd.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Junius Bolin
Retired employee of Town of Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG – Junius Bolin, 83, of 620 Pine St., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Clella Rains Bolin and son of the late Stacy Bolin and the late Lula Bolin. He was a retired employee of the Town of Blacksburg.
Also surviving are two sons, Ray Tommy Bolin of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Woody Dale Bolin of Gaffney; five daughters, Joan Lawson of Gaffney, Rachel Mae Wright to Shelby, Peggy Sue Camp, Joy Dianne Bolin, both of Blacksburg, and Frances Elizabeth Black of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sisters, Eula Mae Gibson, Eva Jo Bullock and Lucille Martin, all of Blacksburg; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Rev. Furman Turner. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Lacey Wallace, Allen Bolin, Kevin Bolin, Jeff Camp, Wayne Wright and Robbie Wright.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.

John H. Thompson Jr.
Sang with three area groups
SHELBY – John Henry Thompson Jr., 50, of 609 Carlos St., died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Thompson was the son of the late John Henry Thompson and Louizer Hopper Thompson. He was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church and sang with the Shoal Creek All Male Choir, Mass Choir and Blacksburg All Male Chorus. He was a former employee of Shelby Dye and Finishing.
Surviving are his wife, LInda Kay Thompson; three sons, Nicholas C. Thompson, Timothy Nance and Allen D. Nance, all of Shelby; two daughters, Kimberly Marable and Catina Smith, both of Shelby; four sisters, Novella T. Kelly of Gaffney, Modestine Good, Kay Woods, both of Columbia, and Isabella Logan of Shelby; and a brother, Rev. Willie H. Woods Jr. of Shelby.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Issac officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at noon.
Members of the Class of 1969 will serve as honorary pallbearers and flower bearers.
The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the services.
Withrow’s Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

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