common / 09-14-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


James H. Allison
Retired from Burlington Ind.
BLACKSBURG – James Houston Allison, 82, of 412 S. Chester St., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Corrie Allen Allison and son of the late Otis Madison Allison and the late Eula Batchelor Allison. He was retired from Burlington Mills after 47 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blacksburg.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Sylvia A. Davis of Blacksburg; a son, James B. Allison of Blacksburg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Otis Allison Jr., Paul Allison, both of Shelby, Ben Allison of Blacksburg and Wayne Allison of Rome, Ga.; four sisters, Eula Mae Rippy, Kay Hardin, both of Blacksburg, Brenda Parker of Gaffney and Doris Bright of Gastonia.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Allison was preceded in death by three brothers, C.A. Allison, Charles M. Allison and LeRoy Allison, and two sisters, Catherine Martin and Betty Childers.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary Chapel with burial in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 17, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Gene P. Peeler
World War II veteran
Gene P. Peeler, 79, formerly of 625 6th St., Winston-Salem, N.C., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Peeler was a resident at Oak Summitt Nursing Home.
Born on June 20, 1921, in Gaffney, to the late Jasper Peeler and Luvenia Littlejohn Peeler Smith, he attended the local public schools in Gaffney. He was a World War II veteran, having received two bronze stars and the victory medal.
Mr. Peeler was preceded in death by six brothers – Hollin, Jasper, Rob, Jimmy “HotShot,” a set of twins; and four sisters, Minnie, Grace, Verlene and Eunice.
Surviving are five daughters, Eunice McLeod, Tracy McLeod, Wanda Thompson, Cheryl McLeod and Denise Dyson; two sisters, Laura Rankins and Sarah Davidson, both of Gaffney; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Family visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Salisbury National Cemetery with an honor guard.
Arrangements by Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, N.C.
(Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home.)

Dottie L. Pike
Gaffney native
Dottie Lipscomb Pike, 69, died Wednesday, Sept.12, 2001.
She was born in Gaffney on May 3, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Delle Lipscomb Middleton and Cornelius Hartwell Lipscomb. She graduated from Limestone College with a degree in English and taught school in Benson, N. C., and in Goldsboro, N.C. She was an avid gardener and loved history and good literature. She was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Stone Pike of Goldsboro; daughters, Robin Pike Zevenhuizen, Betsy Pike Ramsey and Caroline Pike, all of Raleigh, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Anna and Caroline Zevenhuizen of Raleigh. Also surviving are her aunts, Frances Turner, Nancy Speer and Mary Willie Lipscomb all of Gaffney.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Willowdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 104 Pineridge Lane, Goldsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, 27530; or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, 27534.
Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home.

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