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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, October 8, 2004

Dr. Robert Campbell
Pastor of Midwood Baptist Church in Charlotte
Dr. Robert (Doctor Bob) Campbell, 55, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Carolinas Medical Center.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Midwood Baptist Church with Dr. Dale Tanner and Mr. Claude Waters officiating. A committal service will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney.
Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at McEwen Charlotte Chapel.
Dr. Campbell was born April 20, 1949, in Charlotte and was a son of the late Robert Lee and Irene Jones Campbell. A member and present pastor of Midwood Baptist Church, he was a graduate of Garinger High School, Gardner-Webb University, Southeastern Seminary, Luther Rice Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary.
Dr. Campbell's pastorates included Turkey Branch Baptist Church, Enfield, N.C.; Calypso Baptist Church, Calypso, N.C.; Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Bostic, N.C.; Southside Baptist Church, Charlotte; Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Pageland; Hammer Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Gilead, N.C.; Shady Brook Baptist Church, Charlotte; and Kilborne Baptist Church, Charlotte.
Dr. Campbell had served as minister of education at Oakhurst Baptist Church and was president of Mid Atlantic Bible College for five years. He served as a counselor in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System and as a research analyst at Carolinas Medical Center.
Surviving are his wife, Dawne B. Campbell; a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Tim Beck of Lincolnton, N.C.; and mother-in-law, Mabel Pruett of Blacksburg.
Memorials may be made to Midwood Baptist Church, 2029 Mecklenburg Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28205; or to the West Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3100 Sam Wilson Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28214.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel.

Joe Dean Mullinax
Retired from Grover Ind.
BLACKSBURG – Joe Dean Mullinax, 64, of 1290 Lookout Tower Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Monroe and Mary Moore Mullinax and was retired from Grover Industries.
Surviving are five sisters, Goldie Wray, Judy Ross and husband, Whitney, Sheila Beverly and husband, Ted, all of Blacksburg, Carolyn Capps and husband, James, of Charlotte, and Robin Farr and husband, Willard, of Pea Ridge; two brothers, Johnny Lee Mullinax and wife, Kathy, and J.E. Mullinax and wife, Tena, all of Blacksburg; a nephew raised in the home, Jim Capps and wife, Terry, of Gaffney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullinax was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Mullinax; a brother-in-law, Russell Wray; and a special nephew, Butch Pennington.
Cryptside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, conducted by Mr. Mike Ramsey.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7:30 at White Columns of Blacksburg and at other times they will be at the home.

Joseph D. Wilson
Retired from Dixon Construction Co.
Joseph Darryl Wilson, 66, of Bennettsville died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004.
Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Moore County, N.C., he was a son of the late Harvey and Fannie Hen-nings Wilson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired superintendent with Dixon Construction Company in Bennettsville.
Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville.
Surviving are two sons, James Wilson of Charleston and William Wilson of Gaffney; a sister, Jewell Baxter of Robbins, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Kayla Wilson, Brittany Wilson and Jordan Wilson, all of Gaffney.

Teadie M. Jefferies
Cherokee County native
Teadie Macomson Jefferies, 91, died Oct. 5, 2004, early Monday morning in Ridgeway Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ridgeway.
Born in Cherokee County on April 1, 1913, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Priscilla J. Macomson.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jefferies was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Jefferies; sons, Benjamin and Baby Jefferies; two daughters, Jennette Rogers and Dorisan Jefferies; six brothers; three sisters and two grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph Jefferies of Gaffney and Henry E. Jefferies of High Point, N.C.; two daughters, Annette Bosley of Houston, Texas, and Zandy Faye Boyce of High Point, N.C.; three sisters, Ardean Henry of Inman, Darlene Nesbitt of Una and Euty Lee Gentry of Cowpens; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be held Saturday at noon at Limestone Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tony Macomson and Michael Golden. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until noon prior to the funeral and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jefferies, 707 Littlejohn St., Gaffney.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Buford L. Proctor
Self-employed brick mason
COWPENS – Buford Leo Proctor, 68, of 1171 Bunch Lane, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.
Son of the late Augustus Proctor Sr. and the late Velmay Hogue Proctor, he was a native of Spartanburg County and widower of Norma D. Proctor. He was a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church and Cowpens Masonic Lodge No. 308 and was self-employed as a brick mason for 20 years.
Surviving are four sisters, Mary Williams of Spartanburg, Marfrance Houze of Chicago, Ill.; Marcelene Dewberry of Cowpens and Rev. Omijene Proctor of Cowpens; four brothers, Kenneth Proctor of Washington, D.C., Augustus Proctor Jr. and James Proctor of Maryland and Willie Proctor of Gaffney.
Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson officiating. Burial will be in Island Creek Baptist Church. Body will be placed in the church Sunday at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home, Gaffney.

Rosa Lee Parris
Retired textile employee
BLACKSBURG – Rosa Lee Parris, 80, of 207 Parris Road, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee Falls, she was the daughter of the late Minor Parris and the late Bessie Moss Parris. She attended Blacksburg Church of God and was a retired textile employee.
Surviving are three sisters, Pearlie Parris,Lillie Parris, both of the home, and Lula Mae Parris Martin of Blacksburg; brothers, Fred and wife, Ruby, Parris of Blacksburg and Dock Parris of Casagrand, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Blacksburg Church of God, conducted by the Revs. James Clark, Joseph Patterson and Joseph Clayton. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jolley, Alan Martin, Jay Patterson, Brandon Towery, Phillip Reynolds and Timmy Earls.
The family will receive friends today from 1-8 p.m. at the home, 201 Parris Road.
Memorials may be made to Blacksburg Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 361, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

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