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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Monday, March 31, 2003

Lois M. Hollifield
Employee of Hayes Cleaners for 62 years
CHESNEE – Lois M. Hollifeld 79, of 1040 Montgomery Dr., died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Beulah McKinney Hollifield. She was a seamstress and an employee of Hayes Dry Cleaners for 62 years. She was a member of Arrowwood Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir for many years and was a Sunday School teacher for about 60 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Ray Hollifield and J. Max Hollifield.
Surviving are a sister, Estelle Willingham of Davisboro, Ga.; two nieces, Sharon Hollifield and Janice Thompson; three nephews, Ray Hollifeld, Tony Hollifield and Alan Willingham; and six great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Arrowwood Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Cooper. Body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be J.M. Hayes, Johnny Hord, Keith Hollifield, Jason Hollifield, Donald Hollifield and Denton Hollifield.
Memorial may be made to Arrowwood Baptist Church, Mission Funds, 1410 Hwy. 11, Chesnee, S.C. 29323.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home, Chesnee.

Thurman “Pete” Smith
BLACKSBURG – Thurman D. “Pete” Smith, 76, of 502 Holly Ridge Rd., the Mt. Paran community, died early Friday, March 28, 2003, at the home of his daughter.
Born in Cleveland County, N.C., Mr. Smith was the widower of Doris Jean Moss Smith and son of the late Roy Lee and Julia Elizabeth Sellars Smith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and also chairman of the deacons.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan S. Elliott of Blacksburg; two sons, Mike Smith of Kings Mountain and David Smith of Blacksburg; a brother, Rev. Dena Smith of Kings Mountain; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m at Mt. Paran Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Chris Ozment and Darrell Revels. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewey Huskey, David Gibbons, Earl Evans, Timmy Pinson, Steve Grigg and Leo Diffenderfer.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 105 M. Paran Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
The family is at the Elliott home, 508 Holly Ridge Rd.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Christian B. Philbeck
SHELBY – Christian Blaine Philbeck, infant son of Steven Dwayne Philbeck and Katrina Annabelle Earls Philbeck of 5057 Pecan Dr., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Spartanburg Healthcare System.
Christian was born in Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are brothers, Samuel Garrison Philbeck and Joshua Cody Philbeck of the home and Taylor Philbeck of Gastonia; paternal grandparents, Jim and Nancy Philbeck of Grover; paternal grandmother, Dianne White of Shelby; maternal grandfather, Barry Earls of Blacksburg; maternal grandmother, Holly Hancock of Lenoir, N.C.; maternal great-grandmother, Phyllis Tucker of Lenoir; maternal great-grandparents, LeRoy and Marcella Earls Sr. of Blacksburg; and maternal great-great-grandfather, George Tucker of Iowa.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Barry Philbeck.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Gene D. Bolton
Band director at Indian Land for many years
FORT MILL – Gene Douglas Bolton, “Mr. B,” 61, of died Thursday, March 26, 2003, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.
Mr. Bolton was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Gaffney. He graduated from Blacksburg High School and Limestone College. He was a teacher for most of his career and was best known as the band director of Indian Land School System through the 1970s and 1980s. Mr. Bolton was also band director in Whitmire. He was a musician and throughout most of his life was involved in several dance bands.
In 1984, he achieved his dream of owning a convenience store, where he became known to the entire community and brought great joy to the lives of many. Mr. B was known for his sense of humor but also for his kindness to others.
Surviving are his daughter, Anna Lee McClelland; a son, Aaron Douglas Bolton; fiance, Sharon Nottingham; sister, JoAnn Bailey of Gaffney; sisters-in-law, Jackie Broome, Janice Ellis and Louise Bolton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bolton was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Jean Bolton; a brother, Billy Lewis Bolton; mother, Lillie mae Owens; and father, Lewis Bolton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Pineville Chapel.

Geneva Jamison
Cherokee County native
SHELBY – Geneva Wilson Jamison, 80, of 1220 Webb Dr., died Friday, March 28, 2003, at the Brian Center in Hickory, N.C.
Mrs. Jamison was the daughter of the late Adolphus “Bud” and Irene Smith Wilson and a native of Cherokee County, S.C. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, where she served in the Missionary Department, the Vocal Choir and the Mass Choir, when her health permitted.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Gene Wilson; three sisters, Zemora Roberts, Mary Bostic and Florence Wilson; three brothers, George, Nathan and Connell Wilson Sr.; and one grandson, Darell Huskey.
Surviving are her husband, David Jamison of the home; son, Franklin Manning of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Geneva Fuller and Willie Faye Huskey, both of Shelby, Khalilah E-amin of Hanford, Calif., and Carolyn Walker of Charlotte; two sisters, Ida Wray and Gladys Roberson, both of Shelby; 23 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Michael Isaac. Dr. John H. Grant will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:30-3 at the church Wednesday and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter, Geneva Fuller, 2415 Ellis Rd., Shelby.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Geneva Fuller, 2415 Ellis Rd., Shelby.
Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.

Mildred J. Brown
Cherokee County native
Mildred J. Brown, 67, of 2253 3rd Ave., Apt. 2102, New York City, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at North General Hospital, New York City.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Brown and the late Lillie Mae Brown. She was a member of Greater Refuge Temple in New York City.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Brown of New York City; three sons, Terry Brown, Cakvin Brown and Alphonao Brown, all of New York City; four sisters, Lucille B. Good, Minnie B. Leach, Friddia Brown and Betty B. Smith, all of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ola Mae Dawkins and Ruby Holmes; a brother, Raymond Brown Jr.; brothers-in-law, Joe Holmes and William Dawkins; an aunt, Carrie Brown; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Brown Davis.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Heyward Boyd Sr. and Minister Adriene L. Jamison. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be her nephews and nieces.
The family is at the home of Friddia Brown, 406 Hetty Hill St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

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