common / 03-14-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Joe Dean Parker
Supervisor at Dicey Fabrics
SHELBY, N.C. — Joe Dean Parker, 57, of 128 Blackhawk Dr., died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Albert Leslie Parker and Effie Mullinax Parker and was a supervisor at Dicey Fabrics.
Surviving are two stepdaughters, Becky Gaffney Bumgardner of Gaffney and Sharon Dobbins of Spindale, N.C.; a stepson, Rick Blanton of Caroleen, N.C.; a brother, James Robert “Buster” Parker of Blacksburg; a sister, Thelma P. Thomas of Gaffney; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel, 2518 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, conducted by the Revs. Cecil Lovelace and M.P. Hampton. Burial was in Cleveland Memorial Park.

Tara Calderon
BLACKSBURG — Tara Leann Calderon, 9-month-old daughter of David William Calderon and Samantha Annette Porter of 345 Johns Cross Roads, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are step-brothers, Luke Calderon and Kyle Calderon of the home; maternal grandmother, Janice Grigg of Blacksburg; paternal grandmother, Kay Calderon of Blacksburg; maternal great grandparents, Ted and Dora Pennington of Gaffney; and paternal great grandmother, Dorothy Neal of Blacksburg.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Kenneth Grigg, and paternal grandfather, Francisco Calderon.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Clingman Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Grady Gregory.
Pallbearers were Johnny Neal and Claude Ray Henderson.
The family can be reached at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge.

Elise Roberts
Granard High graduate
Elise Hogue Roberts of 502 S. Park St., died Friday, March 9, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of William B. Roberts and the daughter of the late Lewis and Bernice Jefferies Hogue. She was a graduate of Granard High School and attended South Carolina State College. She was a member of Dunton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra J. Roberts of the home; a sister, Dorothy H. Brown of Seneca; and two grandsons.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. J. Jeanette Cooper Dicks. Burial will be in Gaffney Memorial Park. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Helen P. Kirby
Cherokee County native
ALBANY, Ga. – Services for Helen Parris Kirby, 83, of 143 Walnut St., Leesburg, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at Kinchafoonee Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Chuck Smith and Bobby Moye. Burial was in Leesburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Parris died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at her home. A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she been a resident of Albany since 1949 and moved to Leesburg in 1964. She was a homemaker and a member of Kinchafonee Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was an avid gardener.
She was the widow of F.W. (Red) Kirby and was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dean Kirby, and a daughter, Helen Lynda Simmons.
Survivors include five daughters – Sybil Willoughby of Flowery Branch, Ga., Ann Parker, Sherry Naylor, Kay Scott, all of Albany, and Gayle Dinkins of Leesburg; a son, Randy Kirby of Leesburg; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, Ga. 31702.
Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

Jerry Charles
Father of Gaffney resident
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Jerry Thomas Charles, 61, of 4600 Marion Circle, died suddenly Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 25, 1939, in Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Alvin Thomas and Helen Haynes Charles. He worked in real estate for 21 years and was currently employed by Tidewater Plantation. He was a partner in Seacoast Land and Timber and was sole owner of International Timber Co. He graduated from Blue Ridge School for Boys in Hendersonville, N.C., and attended The Citadel and Clemson University. He was well-known in the community for his generosity and community involvement.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Friedman Charles of North Myrtle Beach; two sons, Justin Michael Charles of North Myrtle Beach and Gregory Scott Charles of Gaffney; a daughter, Heidi; a sister, Sue McClellam of Pauline; his father-in-law, Bernard Friedman of North Myrtle Beach and mother-in-law, Audrey Scott of Margate, FL.
Mr. Charles was preceded in death by a brother, John Charles.
Services were held Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m. at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach. A graveside service was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg on Friday, March 9, at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1927 Candy Lane, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575.

Ernest “Red” Good
Retired from Daniel Construction
Ernest “Red” Good, 92, of 145 Camellia Circle, widower of Vivian Jefferies Good, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. at his residence.
A native of Union County, he was the son of the late Edgar Good and the late Hattie Boyd Good. He was a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church and was a retired forman from Daniel Construction Company.
Surviving are four sons, Peter C. Good of the home, William C. Good and James F. Good of Gaffney and Jerry Shippy of Charlotte; two daughters, Hattie Good of Gaffney and Dawn Simpson of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, A.C. Good of Trenton, N.J.; 21 grandchildren, five of them, Ernest Good, Darrell Good, Darius Logan, Mike Logan and Latania Logan were reared in the home as his children; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. conducted by the Revs. Roger Mason, Dean Wray, Sherman Davis, Lee Byers Jr. and Evangelist Alice Dawkins. Burial will follow at New Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. He will lie in state at New Mount Zion Baptist Church on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Good, Rick Good, Leroy Littlejohn, J.T. Littlejohn,Vincent Littlejohn, Robert Smith, Travis Smith and James Tate.
Flower bearers will be Vivian Edwards, Gloria Good, Denise Good, Sylvia Good, Teressa Morman, Anita Littlejohn and Gloria Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shelton Foster, Andra Leach, Rodney Love, Nick Littlejohn, J.J. Sarratt, Vincent Scott and Jerry Smith.
Honorary flower bearers will be Maggie Jefferies, Essie Simpson, Annie Pearl Foster, Andrea Leach, Shirley Allen, Betty Reid, Gloria Good, Latanna Logan and Essie Simpson.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy B. Bazemore
Services for Dorothy Borders Bazemore, 63, of 521 N. 16th St., Griffin, Ga., will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Dr. Eula Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home of Louise Roberts and Grace Galmon.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George J. Parris Sr.
Former C.B. Poole employee
George J. Parris Sr., 80, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Jean Batchelor Parris and son of the late Grove Dean Parris and the late Annie Louise Parris. He was employed by C.B. Poole Wholesale Inc. for 26 years and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, George Parris Jr. of Gaffney; two daughters, Gloria Jean Duncan of Austin, Tex., and Melanie Parris Fisher of Gaffney; a grandson, Nick Carter of Austin, Tex.; and step-granddaughters, Diane Carter of Charlotte, N.C., and Amber Atkins of Campobello.
Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Charlie Wilborn. The family will receive friends after the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Cherokee County, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jack Leak
Anson County, N.C., native
SHELBY – Jack Leak, 96, of 2514 S. Lafayette St., died Monday, March 12, 2001, at White Oak Manor.
He was the son of the late Shaw and Ella Streeter Leak and a native of Anson County, N.C. He was a member of New Ellis Chapel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Love Leak; a son, Jack Leak Jr.; three brothers, Jim, Willie and John Leak; and five sisters, Lestelle L. Wilson, Madeline L. Bennett, Ella L. Johnson, Illa L. Waddell and Arey Leak.
Surviving are two sons, Oscar Homer Leak of Shelby and James Edward Leak of Bessemer City, N.C.; a daughter, Doristhee Leak Porter of Gastonia; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Michael Isaac. Burial will be in Webb Memorial Lawns.
The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. at the church Friday.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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