common / 06-27-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Johnson Covington Sr.
Employed by Bost Bakery Co.
BLACKSBURG – Johnson Covington Sr., 66, of 250 Borders Rd., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2:30 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Rob Covington and the late Bertha Chambles Whiteside. He was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church where he was a trustee and member of the Mixed Choir. He was an employee of Bost Bakery Co. in Shelby.
Surviving are his wife, Lelia Good Covington of the home; a son, Johnson Covington Jr. of Fort Irwin, Calif.; two daughters, Dorothy Louise Covington of Gastonia, N.C., and Jaqueline C. Love of Blacksburg; a brother, James Covington of Blacksburg; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

James H. Thompson
Retired sheet metal mechanic
FOREST CITY – James Hoyt Thompson, 64, of Phillips Drive died Monday, June 25, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Marion and Mildred Womble Thompson, a retired sheet metal mechanic and a member of Four Square Gospel Tabernacle.
Surviving are his wife, Diane Campbell Tipton Thompson of the home; three sons, Jimmy Thompson of Mooresville, Kenneth Thompson and Charles Thompson, both of Seymore, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Hutchins of Mooresville; two stepsons, Randy Tipton of Henrietta and Brian Tipton of Braselton, Ga.; two brothers, Ernest Thompson of Maryville, Tenn., and Ted Thompson of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Dorthy Kinlley of Mt. Holly and Linda Thompson of Ducktown, Tenn.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Four Square Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. Ricky Poteat officiating. Burial will be in Broad River Baptist Church Cemetery.
McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home, Cliffside, is in charge of arrangements.

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