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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section

Obituaries

Monday, January 7, 2002

Harold E. Roark
Cherokee County native
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Harold Edward Roark, 63, of 710 Bridges Dr., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Roark was born in Cherokee County and was the son of the late Wayne M. Roark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kay Sipes Roark, and a son, Kenny Roark. He was a former textile employee and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Grover.
Surviving are his mother, Thelma J. “Jay’ Isler Roark of Grover; a son, Wayne J. Roark of Gaffney; a daughter, Kathy Roark of Kings Mountain; three brothers, Don Roark of Kings Mountain, David Roark of Blacksburg and Larry Roark of Grover; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with burial in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, 108 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.

John W. Parker
Pulpwood cutter
BLACKSBURG – John Wesley (Soakie) Parker, 58, of 305 W. Carolina St., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Parker was the husband of Shirley Ann Smith Parker and son of Elizabeth Pennington Parker of Gaffney and the late Johnny Parker. He was a pulpwood cutter and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Eric Wayne Parker of Blacksburg and John William Parker of the home; a daughter, Samantha Jo Parker of the home; four brothers, William Eugene Parker, James Henry Parker, both of Blacksburg, Joe Parker of York and Lesley Parker of Gaffney; five sisters, Irene Weaver, Lonnie Bell Davis and Flossie Wilt, all of Gaffney, Rosa Lee Gibbie of Blacksburg and Mary Mullinax of Rock Hill.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Joe Paul Turner and Ralph Lail. Burial will be in Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Franklin, Danny Goodson, Wayne Rose, Scott Patterson, Rick Boyd, Wayne Turner and Timothy Hughey.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Walter D. Broome
Retired life insurance agent
Walter Dean Broome, 82, of 326 Jackson St., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Juanita Richardson Broome and son of the late Greene Erwin Broome and the late Hattie Lavender Broome. He was a retired life insurance agent, a Shriner and a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Barry B. Broome of Roswell, Ga., Kenneth W. Broome of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jerry L. Broome of Louisville, Ky., Dave A. Broome of Buford, Ga., and W. Dean Broome Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Broome was preceded in death by a son, Stanley T. Broome.
A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel conducted by Bishop Barry Broome, Elder Kenneth W. Broome and the Rev. Stuart Kersey.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

James V. Bolin
Retired superintendent for BPW Water Works Plant
ANDERSON – James V. Bolin, 76, of Richard Campbell V.A. Nursing Home, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Margaret Elaine Lipsey Bolin and son of the late Jesse James Bolin and the late Sadie Moss Bolin. He was a retired superintendent for the Board of Public Works Water Plant and was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was a former Scoutmaster for Troop 152 and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a son, Victor Michael Bolin of Gaffney; three daughters, Beth Bolin Smith of Spartanburg, Kaye Robison Cash of Gaffney and Anne Bolin Jones of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three sisters, Bonnie Surgnier of Bradenton, Fla., Katherine Greene of Greenwood and Kay Keenan of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Revs. Frank Northcutt and Stuart Kersey. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Matt Smith, Jason Cash, Rob Bolin, Brian Bolin, Jimmy Phillips and Ronnie Garner.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and deacons emeritus of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of his daughter, Kaye Cash, 895 Cherokee National Hwy.
Memorials may be made to Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church, 805 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Zelma D. Alexander
Husband was former pastor at West End Baptist Church
GREER – Zelma Dixon Alexander, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at St. Francis Women’s and Family Hospital in Greenville.
Born in Grover, N.C., she was the daughter of Enos LaBan Dixon and Mary Ross Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, the Rev. Hoyle Bradley Alexander.
Mrs. Alexander was a devoted pastor’s helpmate, serving with her husband at Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby; Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood; Mulls Chapel Baptist Church, Fallston, N.C.; Oak Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, N.C.; West End Baptist Church, Gaffney; and South Marietta Street Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C. She fulfilled many leadership roles, such as Sunday School teacher, choir member and president of the Women’s Missionary Union.
A wonderful homemaker and mother to five children, she devoted her life to God, her husband, and others whose lives she enriched with her caring ways and friendship.
Survivors include a son, Hoyle B. Alexander Jr. of Elon, N.C.; daughters, Patricia A. Wellon of Taylors, Mrs. William (Gay) Black of Woodruff, Mrs. Victor (Judy) Montgomery of Greer and Mrs. Michael (Terri) O’Tuel of Bennettsville; siblings, Mary Ellen Wilson of Houston, Texas, Trula D. Howell, Dorothy D. Allen and Enos Dixon, all of Shelby; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Baptist Church, Greer. Burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of Judy Montgomery, 32 Country Club Dr., Greer.
Memorials may be made to the Hoyle and Zelma Alexander Christian Scholarship Fund, c/o Fairview Baptist Church, 1400 Locust Hill Rd., Greer.
Arrangements by The Wood Mortuary.

Everett W. Hollifield
Owner/operator of Hollifield’s Body Shop
SHELBY – Everett W. Hollifield, 89, of 112 Holly Hill St., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Hospice at Wendover.
A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was the husband of Sarah Greene Hollifield to whom he had been married for 72-1/2 years. He was the son of the late Cordie L. and Mary Olivia Neal Hollifield. He was former owner and operator of Hollifield's Body Shop and retired from Cleveland Technical College as body shop instructor.
Mr. Hollifield was a member of Zoar Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, president of the Senior Citizens Group, on the cemetery andhome bound committees, choir director and Sunday School teacher. A charter member of Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department, he served as chaplain and was presently an honorary member.
Surviving are three sons, Eugene Hollifield of Conover, N.C., Derrell D. Hollifield and Eckels Hollifield, both of Shelby; two daughters, Clara Alexander and Brenda Hamilton, both of Shelby; a brother, the Rev. Kenneth Hollifield of Charlotte; two sisters, Ruby Parris of Gaffney and Beatrice Meacham of Shelby; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hollifield was preceded in death by two brothers, C.L. Hollifield Jr. and Fay Hollifield, and four sisters, Ethel Hollifield, Lillian Warren McDaniel, Elizabeth Dillingham and Ruth McDaniel.
Services were held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Zoar Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Marvin Gobble. A graveside services was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Zoar Baptist Church “Together We Build,” 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28152; Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 364, Shelby, N.C. 28151; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2391, Shelby, N.C. 28151.
Arrangements by Clay-Barnett Funeral Home.

Mark R. Westmoreland
Employee of Industrial Minerals
BLACKSBURG – Mark Randall Westmoreland, 42, of 317 Dickson Rd., the Kings Creek Community, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaffney, he was the son of Thelma P. and James Nivens of Gastonia, N.C., and the late William Westmoreland. He was employed by Industrial Minerals.
In addition to his mother and step-father, he is survived by three brothers, Billy Westmoreland and Manuel Westmoreland, both of Kings Creek, and Donnie Nichols of Clover; two step-brothers, Henry Hollins and Robert Hollins, both of Kings Creek; and three sisters, Mary Ann Peeler of Gaffney, Sue Taylor and Ann Bowles, both of Clover.
In addition to his father, Mr. Westmoreland was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Westmoreland, and his step-mother, Lenora Westmoreland.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. James Nichols.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 at White Columns-Blacksburg.

Jesse D. Broom
Gaffney native
HICKORY, N.C. – Jesse Dean Broom, 98, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Gateway Nursing Center, Lenoir, N.C.
Born June 22, 1903, in Gaffney, he was the son of the late William and Katie Bridges Broom. He was retired from Hickory Printing Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason.
Surviving are three nieces, Kate E. Spencer, Edna Howard and Ruthie Lee, all of South Carolina, and three nephews, Clarence O. Campbell of Gaffney and Paul T. Campbell of Rock Hill.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Catawba Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. E.B. Elmore.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Baptist Church, 1131 33rd St., S.W., Hickory, N.C. 28602.
Arrangements by Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

Max H. Scruggs
Retired from Duke Power
Max Hugh (Mackie) Scruggs, 63, of 168 Ann’s Trail, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Hattie Ellen Elder Scruggs and son of the late Junie Logan Scruggs and the late Mary Ellen Martin Scruggs. He was retired from Duke Power Company and was a member of New Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a Mason.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother, John L. (Dicky) Scruggs of Gaffney and a sister, Lunette Smith of Gaffney.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at New Pleasant Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. George Holland and Mr. John Wesley Scruggs. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Scruggs, Jackie Martin, Jackie Scruggs, Bobby Martin, Coyt Hines, Rick Scruggs and Charles Nolan.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, S.C. 29342.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Chad Case
Grandfather of Gaffney resident
CANTON, N.C. – Chad Case, 87, formerly of 612 Morning Star Rd., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the home of his daughter.
Mr. Case was the last of 12 children born to the late Richard and Bonnie Mae Joyce Case. He retired from Champion International as a shipping clerk with 34 years of service and was a member and deacon of Dutch Cove Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to dig ginseng. He was a United States Army veteran, serving from 1936 until 1939.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edith Corn Case; three daughters, Joyce Case Broyles Long and her husband, Paul, Wanda Case Cole and her husband, Dee, all of Canton, and Dianne Case Lawrence and her husband, Roger, of Greenwood; two sons, Larry Case and his wife, Julie, of Canton, and Ronald Case and his wife, Sandy, of Horse Shoe, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and locally one granddaughter, Cynthia Broyles Clary.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Roy Houston and Ed Lowder officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family is at the home of his daughter at 3996 Newfound Rd., Canton, N.C. 28716.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Haywood County, Home Health Bldg., 560 Leroy George Dr., Clyde, N.C. 28721.
For those who desire, an on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www. wells funeral home.com.
(Courtesy of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.)

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