Category Archives: Obituaries

Carolyn J Dawkins

Carolyn J Dawkins was born February 8, 1947 in Darlington, SC. She was the fourth born of five children to the late Theo and Reather Jacobs of Norfolk, VA. She departed this life January 24, 2020, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in LaPlata, MD, after a brief illness.

Carolyn was educated in the public schools of Norfolk, VA and received her high school diploma from Booker T Washington High School. After graduation, she received her cosmetology license and worked as Beautician until she retired.

In September 1967, Carolyn married the love of her life, Rev. Lionel B Dawkins. Carolyn was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed taking care of her family and spending time with friends. Carolyn was a faithful member of White Plains Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC. She was a loyal, and dedicated member for over 30 years and served on the Deaconess Board.

Carolyn leaves to mourn her passing: her husband, Rev. Lionel B Dawkins; her two sons, Warren T. (Nickie) Dawkins of White Plains, MD and Bishop Theo J. (Chrysanthemum) Dawkins of Villa Rica, Georgia; five grandchildren, Kimoni Dawkins of White Plains, MD, Isaiah Dawkins (USN), Kiera Dawkins of White Plains, MD, Joshua Dawkins (USN), and Endea Dawkins of Atlanta, GA; two great grandchildren, Aniya Harris and Bryson Dawkins of Maryland; one brother, Theo “Jake” (Jan) Jacobs of Woodbridge, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Joe Robert Watkins

Joe Robert Watkins, 65, of 409 Granite Dr, passed away Wednesday, January 22nd. He was the husband of Mary Mayes Watkins and the son of the late William and Nancy Manning Watkins.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 28th, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Smith presiding and Rev. Dr. Michael A Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.    

The family is at the home of 2407 Beech St.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Daisy Mae Shippy Logan

Daisy Mae Shippy Logan, 83, of 408 Marion Ave, passed away Monday, January 20th, in Peachtree Centre Facility.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Hannibal Shippy and Bernice Davis Shippy Logan.

Daisy was a member of Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church where she joined the Senior Choir and the Willing Workers Club.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Annie Logan; her son, Johnny Logan; son in-law, Herbert Littlejohn; grandson, Chad Burris Jr.; three brothers, J.T. Allen, Leroy Shippy, Herman Shippy; four sister, Mae Sue Gregory, Lillie Bell Byars, Betty Dawkins, Aida Shippy.

Surviving are: three daughters, Sarah Littlejohn, Delores Wilkins, and Martha Logan, all of Gaffney; two sons, Robert Logan and Milton Logan of Gaffney; two sister in-laws, Hazel Allen and Angela Shippy of Gaffney; sixteen grandchildren, McShall Logan, Michael Logan (Samantha), and Darryl Stradford reared in the home; forty-two great-grandchildren ; five great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are Friday, January 24th, at 2:00 p.m. in Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Kerwin Wray officiating and Rev. Larry Allen presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family is at the home of her daughter Delores Wilkins, 112 Indiana Circle, Gaffney.