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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Martin “Andy” Bolton
World War II veteran
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Martin “Andy” Van Buren “Pappy” Bolton, 92, of 206 Faridale St., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Soloman and Emma Lemmons Bolton and husband of Gussie Whitaker Bolton, to whom he had been married for 72 years. He was a deacon and member of Christian Freedom Baptist Church in Kings Mountain and was music director for several area churches. He helped establish and was a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Kings Mountain Senior Center. He was also a member of the Singing Volunteers. He retired from Arlington Industries in Gastonia and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Clayton Bolton and Robert “Pete” Bolton, both of Kings Mountain, and Jim Bolton of Chesnee; two daughters, Judy Lovelace of Kings Mountain and Gail Hampton of Blacksburg; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Bolton; a daughter, Linda Bolton; two grandchildren, Chuck and Marty Bolton; and three sisters, Ruby Green, Julie Turnipseed and Eva Green and her husband Melvin Green.
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Christian Freedom Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mike Chambers and Sam Snyder. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christian Freedom Baptist Church “Debt Retirement Fund,” 246 Range Rd., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086.

Gideon L. Whisonant
Former Police Chief of City of Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG – Gideon Leonard Whisonant, 84, of 305 E. Lime St., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Restorative Care, Spartanburg,
Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late William L. and Iver Mitchem Whisonant and was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II and former Police Chief for the City of Blacksburg.
Surviving are a son, Leonard Gideon Whisonant of Spartanburg.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. Dennis W. Funderburk. Burial, with military rites, will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church Saturday at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be members of Blacksburg and Gaffney police departments.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Bernard Smith, 105 Woodlawn Dr., Gaffney.
Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Sara E. Stennett
Retired textile employee
Sara Elliott Stennett, 69, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James Glenn Elliott and the late Eva McDaniel Elliott Boggs. Her partner was the late Floyd (Pete) Clark. She was a former textile employee. Her husband was a Mason and she belonged to the Auxiliary. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Jimmy Hogue of Chester; a sister, Ruby Capps of Cherryville, N.C.; and six nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde. The family will receive friends from 6-7 tonight at the funeral home.
Family members are at their respective homes.

Christine Wilson
Ohio native
Christine Wilson, 40, of 946 9th St., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the wife of Michael Collins of the home and daughter of Paul and Glenda Applegate Wilson of Huntington Beach, Calif. She was a homemaker.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a brother, Paul Wilson of Garden Grove, Calif.
Arrangements are incomplete. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Eva H. Moss
Retired from Milliken
BUFFALO – Eva Lee Harvey Moss, 84, of 1218 Linersville Rd., widow of Johnny Moss, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at 10:05 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney after an extended illness.
Mrs. Moss was born in Buffalo on July 2, 1918, a daughter of the late Mack and Lula Weather Harvey. She was a Baptist and was retired from Milliken Company, Monarch Plant. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are two sons, J. Harold Mills of the home and Robert Mills Sr. of Gaffney; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Moss was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronnie Wilson.
Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rosemont Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Mike Proctor.
The family is at the home, 1218 Linersville Rd., Buffalo.
Arrangements by S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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