All posts by Shirley Gilmore

Keith Lamar Watkins, Jr.

Keith Lamar Watkins Jr., son of Keith, Sr. and Telisa Houser Watkins, was born in Rutherford County, NC on July 29, 1989. Greenville, SC.

Husband of Shambray Watkins, he was a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church.

Keith passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Greenville, SC.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Shambray Watkins; a daughter, Sha’Zaire Watkins; his parents, Keith and Telisa Watkins; sisters, Brittany (Carlton), Talisha, and Angela Watkins, grandmother, Katherleen McKinney; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., at The Gilmore Mortuary with Rev. Tony Macomson officiating.

*Masks and Social Distancing* will be required in the Chapel for the  Service!


Carl William Mickles

Carl William Mickles, 59, of 921 Stateline Rd., Gaffney, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, in his home.

He was born July, 25, 1961 to William and Alberta Mickles.

He was self-employed and a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: three sons, Torrey, Chanti and Dreyion Dodd.

Arrangements are incomplete to further notice.

Keep the family uplifted with prayer during this time of bereavement!

Ms. Nakita L. Phillips

Nakita L. Phillips, 45, of 5229 MacAndrew Drive, Charlotte, NC, departed this life , September 12th, in Salisbury, NC.

She was born on May 29, 1975 to Lillie V. Phillips and Ronnie McDowell.

She became a member of New Zion Baptist Church in Henrietta, NC at an early age.

Those left behind to cherish the fond memories are her children, Desmond Phillips, Diontae Brown, and Destiny Phillips all of Charlotte, NC., Dontez McManus of Vegas Nevada; three grandchildren, Amiyah Henderson and Malaysia Mcillwaime both of Charlotte, and Kamara McManus of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister Carla Stroud (Derrick) of Georgia; three brothers Roderick Phillips of Charlotte, NC, Antron Bristol (Jacqueline) of Spartanburg, SC, and James Brandon Bristol of Boiling Springs, NC; two aunts, Sandra Phillips of Henrietta, NC, and Dorothy Dawkins of Forest City, NC; a uncle, Leon McDowell of Philadelphia, PA; two cousins raised like sisters, Ann Phillips of Mooresboro, NC, and Missy Dawkins of Forest City, NC; a special cousin as only she could call him her “Boogie Boo”, Knowledge Lattimore; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Graveside Services will be Saturday, 1:00 p.m., in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Henrietta, NC with Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter, officiating.

*Masks and Social Distancing* are required at the cemetery!