common / 06-11-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Toy Bolton Jr.
Race car owner
Toy Bolton Jr., 74, of 119 Canty Way, died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the husband of Evelyn Higgins Swofford Bolton of the home and son of the late Toy Bolton Sr. and the late Maebelle Sellars Bolton. He was an automobile technician, race car owner and crew chief and was affiliated with NASCAR Racing Etc. Mr. Bolton was featured in the June 1998 issue of National Geographic Magazine. He was a member of Little Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Pat Huffstetler of Gastonia, Stephanie Nicole Owens, Deana Westbrooks, both of Gaffney, and Andrea Lecroy of Blacksburg; a son, Toy Steven Bolton of Gastonia; a stepson, H. Shaw Swofford of Egypt; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by his son, Toy Steven Bolton, and the Rev. James Humphries.
Pallbearers will Blair Lail, Scott Denton, Steve Bolton II, Eric Swofford, Buddy Higgins and Jamie Kelly.
Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Walker, Billy Scott, Rock Gault, Alston Tessner, Dennis Mulliken and Herbert Sarratt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Rev. James Humphries, 123 West Brook Dr., Gaffney, S.c. 29340.
The family is at the residence.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Iris G. Pinson
Retired registered nurse
Iris Greene Pinson, 66, of 402 Shalimar Dr., died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Greenville County, she was the wife of Raymond Lewis Pinson Sr. and daughter of the late Ulysses Monroe Greene and the late Bessie Long Greene.
Mrs. Pinson was a retired registered nurse and worked in home health service for DHEC. She was employed by Cherokee County Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and First Baptist Church of Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Raymond Lewis Pinson Jr. and Byron Scott Pinson, both of Gaffney; a daughter, Genene Pinson Clary of Gaffney; three grandchildren; two brothers, U.M. Greene Jr. of Gaffney and Fred Greene of Pelzer; and a sister, Montez Greene Harvey of Gaffney.
Mrs. Pinson was preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Greene.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by the Revs. Scott Hammett and Joel Sellers. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joel Greene, Jeff Hulsey, Johnny Greene, Rev. Jay Harvey, Mike Barnhill and Robert Ross.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Beta Sigma Phi.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie McEntire
Homemaker
BLACKSBURG – Bessie McEntire, 79, 1085 Bridges Rd., died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.
Mrs. McEntire was the wife of Woodrow McEntire of the home and daughter of the late James Edgar and Hope Ross Warren. A native of Cleveland County, NC., she was a homemaker and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Teresa McEntire of Gastonia; four sisters, Helen Grady of Charlotte, Sue Childers and Emma Hill, both of Rock Hill, and Roxanna Welch of Gastonia; a brother, Max Warren of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandsons, David and Alan McEntire, both of Blacksburg; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. McEntire was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Harris officiating.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hulsey, Alvin Wylie, Bill Parker Jr., Larry Jones, Tommy Jones and Wayne Jones.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at White Columns-Blacksburg and other times will be at 216 Jones St., Blacksburg.

Pearl M. Henderson
Homemaker
Pearl Millen Henderson, 86, of 523 W. Montgomery St., died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Claude Henderson and daughter of the late Berry Bishop Millen and the late Catherine Wiley Miller. She was a homemaker and member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Catherine Miller of Gaffney and Lillian Parker of Four Oaks, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Bonnie Lipsey
Bonnie Lipsey of 630 Colonial Ave. died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Lipsey was the wife of Billy Lipsey.
Arrangements are incomplete. White Columns is in charge.

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