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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Jerry L. Shelton
Retired machinist
Jerry Lee Shelton, 51, of 300 Rodgers Sr., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Peru, Ind., he was the husband of Margaret Charvonneau Shelton and son of Lonnie Shelton and Jean Williams Chivington. He was a retired machinist.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Shelton of the home; father and stepmother, Lonnie and Judy Shelton of Rochester, Ind.; mother, Jean Chivington of Mesa, Ariz.; son, David Shelton of Berlin, Germany; son and daughter-in-law, Garrett and Maria Shelton of Gaffney; brother, T.J. Shelton of Rochester, Ind.; sister, Kathy Kaiser of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and two grandsons, Brandon Shelton of Berlin, Germany, and David Shelton of Gaffney.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Clyde.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Dorothy B. Gibson
Retired school teacher
Dorothy Bostic Gibson, 94, of St. Simons Island, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Brian Center Inn on St. Simons Island.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oakland cemetery in Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. Dan Youngblood.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann G. Glasscock, of St. Simons Island and five grandchildren.
A native of Forest City, N.C., Mrs. Gibson lived in Charlotte, N.C., for most of her life and had been a resident of St. Simons Island for the past six months. She was a graduate of Forest City (N.C.) High School and had been a school teacher for the Forest City Public School System. She was a graduate of Brenau University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Chapel, Brunswick, Ga.

Randy Clark
Spartanburg native
SPARTANBURG – Randall “Randy” J. Clark, 24, of 175 Ranmar Lane, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of Margaret McGraw Quinn of Pacolet and the late Alvin Joseph Clark. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, Grady Quinn of Pacolet; a daughter, Cierra Clark of Clifton; a step-daughter, Julia Hollimon of Clifton; two sisters, Sandra Scripps of Greenville and Sharon Span of Inman; a step-sister, Renee Upchurch of Gaffney; a brother, Wes Phillips of Greenville; and three step-brothers, Jerry Quinn, Lonnie Quinn, both of Pacolet, and Buddy Quinn of Blacksburg.
Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tessnier. Burial was in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday from 7-9 at Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel.
The family is at the home of his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Grady Quinn, 101 Quinn St., Pacolet.
Arrangements by Floyd’s Pacolet Chapel.

John A. Rowe
Retired from Beaumont Mills
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. – John Albert Rowe, 91, formerly of 663 Ted Smith Rd., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Hillcrest Adult Care Facility in Forest City, N.C.
A native of Polk County, N.C., Mr. Rowe was the widower of Odessa Amos Rowe and son of the late Mack and Mary Alice Mathis Rowe. He was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church and had the distinction of being the church’s oldest member. He retired from Beaumont Mills after 25 years of service.
Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Rowe Jenkins of Rutherfordton; two sons, Eddie Mack Rowe of Rutherfordton and Clinton Rowe of Spartanburg; a sister, Ollie Stacey of Rutherfordton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two geat-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sandy Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Bailey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, N.C. 28043.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Jim Cobb
Veteran of Korean War
CHEROKEE FALLS – Jim Cobb, 69, of 202 Lower Deal St., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Falls, he was the husband of Brenda Godfrey Cobb of the home and son of the late Larkin H. Cobb and the late Eunice Byars Cobb. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Tracy Cobb of Cherokee Falls; a daughter, Nikki Waters of Cherokee Falls; a stepson, Jamie Godfrey of Cherokee Falls; three stepdaughters, Sissy Higgins of Cowpens, Robin Peace of Gaffney and Sherrie Spake of Cherokee Falls; one grandchild; six step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Artie Trull and Mildred Hardin, both of Cherokee Falls.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Cobb, and a sister, Ruby McCraw.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, is in charge.

Dorothy N. Nichols
Blacksburg native
BLACKSBURG – Dorothy Peterson Nelms Nichols, 79, of 114 Killian Dr., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at her residence.
A Blacksburg native, she was the daughter of the late John Peterson and the late Bessie Rickets Peterson. She was a member of Broad River Baptist Church and retired from a manufacturing company.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Nelms and Steve Nelms, both of Blacksburg; a daughter, Freda Workman of Mt. Holly, N.C.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Peterson of Blacksburg, Darvin Peterson and Kenneth Peterson, both of York; and a sister, Marie Haney of Blacksburg.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Norman Philbeck and Grady Gregory. Intombment will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Gordon Mortuary and at other times they will be at the home of Roger Nelms, 509 Oak Grove Rd., Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church Building Fund, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

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