Monthly Archives: November 2015

James Robert Elliott

james-elliottJames Robert Elliott, 68, of 2061 Cottonwood Drive, Shelby, NC, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 18th, in Shelby Regional Hospital.

Husband of Earnestine Hopper Poole Elliott, he was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a son of the late Nellie Elliott and Joe Davis.

He was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church, a 1965 graduate of Camp High School, an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War, and a retired employee of Bernhart Furniture Industries.

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Elliott.

Surviving are his wife, Earnestine Elliott of the home a son, John Poole (Tangela) of Gaffney; four brothers, Lloyd Elliott (Barbara) of Williamston, NJ, Harry Elliott of Atlantic City, NJ, Larry Elliott (Shirley) of Blacksburg, SC, Wayne Elliott of Charlotte, NC.; 4 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Monday, 1:30 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Courtney Mills officiating. Interment will follow in Long Branch First Baptist Church, Grover, NC.

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John Calvin “J.C.” Crosby

john-c-crosbyJohn Calvin “J.C.” Crosby, 86, of 523 W Montgomery Street, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 11th, in Mary Black Hospital, Gaffney.

Widower of Amogene Roberts Crosby, he was born in Blair, SC and was a son of the late Ben and Charlotte Jackson Crosby.

He was a deacon and Sr. Choir member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Deacon Crosby was also a member of the Community Do-Re-Mi Choir. He was a retired employee of Cone Mills.

Mr. Crosby was preceded in death by: a son, John Charles Crosby; a grandson, Joseph Crosby; 8 siblings, Lemuel Crosby, Mose Crosby, Bennie Frank Crosby, Willie Crosby, Buck Jordan, Clara Watkins, Daisy Lattimore, and Shirley Jordan.

Surviving are: a son, Timothy Douglas (Betty) of Spartanburg; 6 daughters, Brenda Green (Jackie) of Chesnee, Georgia Oglesby, Kathy Rice (Robert), Clara Marie Douglas (Jarvis), Barbara Douglas, and Traci Douglas, all of Gaffney; 2 sisters, Nancy Adams of Gaffney and Mary Jordan of Washington, D.C.; 26 grandchildren including Quintina Crosby (Billy), Sharon Crosby, and Lyvon Crosby (Zaneta), reared in the home; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Opie Tate, Lucille Crosby, and Doris Roberts, all of Gaffney; a very close friend, Frances Wilson of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Monday, 1:00 pm, in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be in state in the church Monday at 12:00 noon.

The family is at the home of Kathy Rice, 400 W. Race Street.

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Michael Dean Dover

Michael-DoverMichael Dean Dover, 60, of 815 W. Buford Street, entered eternal rest Saturday, October 31st, in his home.

He was born in Gaffney, SC on August 29, 1955 to Sandy and Grace Peeler Dover.

Michael attended the public schools of Cherokee County and was a construction worker and auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, James and Ricky; a sister, Ruth Dover; and a nephew, Anthony Dover. He leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Michael Dover, Jr.; one brother, Joe Dover; two sisters, Mary Lee Dover and Sandra Mitchem; his companion, Sherry Spencer; an aunt, Sarah Davidson; nieces; other relatives and friends.

Services to be held Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00am in the Gilmore Mortuary Chapel.