common / 10-15-2003

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, October 15, 2003

“P.D.” Crowder
Cleveland Co. native
Plato Dixon “P.D.” Crowder Jr., 72, of 1007 Mooresboro Road in Shelby, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland Co., N.C., he was son of the late Vada Spangler and the late Plato Dixon Crowder, and the husband of Mary Earley Bray Crowder of the home.
He was retired from Bell South Telephone Co. Also a farmer, he was known for his production of pumpkins and eggs.
He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church, formerly a member of the Lions Club, and was a former director of the Federal Land Bank.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, P.D. “Dick” Crowder III and s wife, JoAnne, of Mooresboro, N.C.; two stepsons and their wives, Mike and Kay Bray of Winston-Salem, and John and Melanie Bray of South Korea; three daughters and their husbands, Gina and Vance Suttle of Shelby, Betsy and Mike Bankhead of Lattimore, and Lena and Alan McWhirter of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Ann Bray of Gaffney; four sisters and their husbands, Ruby and Jack Hunt of Lattimore, Mary and Frank Beam of Shelby, “Veva C.” and Donald Gold of Shelby, and Patsy and Doug Cabiness of Shelby; eight grandchildren, Dylan Crowder, Dakota Crowder, Dixon Crowder III, Clay Bankhead, Lou Bankhead, Jess Bankhead, Kendyl McWhirter and Erin McWhirter; and six stepgranchildren, Lauren Bray, Madison Bray, Jordan Bray, Taylor Bray, Ethan Bray and Hannah Bray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou Hendrick Crowder; and a grandson, Brett Bankhead.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, officiating by Dr. Randy Bridges and Rev. Max Burgin.
The family is at the home of Dick and JoAnn Crowder, 931 Mooresboro Road.
Memorials may be made to: Double Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1130 Double Springs Baptist Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150; or to Dialysis Clinic, c/o Cleveland Regional Medical Center, 201 E. Grover St., Shelby, N.C. 28150.
(Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home of Cherryville, N.C., is serving the family.)

Sceagle M. Stacey
Spartanburg Co. native
Sceagle Marvin Stacey, 76, of 743 Pickens St. in Chesnee, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at his home following a lengthy illness.
A native of Spartanburg Co., he was the son of the late Otis Benjamin and the late Nannie Roe Stacey, and the widower of Betty M. Stacey.
He was a retired weaver from Reeves Brothers, where he worked for 30 years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by a daughter, Vickie Gurley of Cowpens; three brothers, Charles M. Stacey and Lyles E. Stacey of Chesnee; a brother, Rev. Otis M. Stacey of Chesnee; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar W. Stacey, Paul E. Stacey and Charles B. Stacey; and a sister, Shirley M. Stacey.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Eggers Funeral Chapel, officiating by the Rev. Eddie A. Cooper. Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney.
Pallbearers are: Todd Stacey, Travis Stacey, Tim Stacey, Donnie Parris, Michael Willingham and Terry L. McKelvey.
Memorials may be made to: Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd.; Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
The family is at the home.
(Eggers Funeral Home is serving the family.)

Ellen Poteat
Spartanburg native
SPARTANBURG — Ellen Poteat, 71, of 209 California Ave., died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A native of Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Carl Thomas and Flossie Culberson Kirby, and the wife of Chauncie O’Neal Poteat. She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church and a former member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church where she was a member of Primetimers. She was a volunteer with Mobile Meals and the Arthritis Foundation.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Libby Dunford of Chesnee and Jodie Mullinax of Gaffney; two sons, Dennis Poteat of Spartanburg and Doug Poteat of Inman; two sisters, Joann Hammett and Ruth Glover, both of Spartanburg; two brothers, Lee Roy Kirby of Spartanburg and Calvin Kirby of Jasper, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Floyd’s Boiling Springs Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Danny Garrett, the Rev. Bo Dunford and the Rev. Steve Berry.
Memorials may be made to Faith Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 3023 Fairfield Road, Chesnee, S.C. 29323; or Cudd Memorial Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 130 Boiling Springs Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 23303; or Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, P.O. Box 1582, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304.
The family is at the home. (J.F. Floyd Mortuary is serving the family.)

Johnny Lockhart Sr.
Blacksburg native
Johnny W. Lockhart Sr. 83, of 401 Mint St., Shelby, died Friday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at his residence.
A native of Blacksburg, he was the son of the late Will Lockhart and the late Lillian Wood Lockhart.
He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a retired employee of Fiber Industries of Earls, N.C.
He is survived by a son, Johnny W. Lockhart Jr. of Shelby; two sisters, Geraldine Young of Shelby and Marilyn E. Harris of Hampton, Va.; and three brothers, Walter Lockhart of Shelby, and Charlie Lockhart and Wilson Lockhart of Atlantic City, N.J.
The family will receive friends on Friday at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg. At other times, the family will be at the home of his sister, Geraldine Young, 304 Miles Road, Shelby.
Services will be held on Friday at 4 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Blacksburg, officiated by the Rev. Van C. Williams and Dr. R.E. Devore. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: William Lockhart, Harold Gaffney, Abe Thompson, Rick Huskey, Leroy Elberheart, A.J. Sanders and Snoop Simon.
Flower bearers will be: Kimberely Moore, Victoria Davenport, Rosalind Sallivan, Ashely Lockhart, Gloria Smith and Carolyn Sanders.
(Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney is serving the family.)

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