Category Archives: 08 August 2019

Roy Lee Davis

Roy was born in Cherokee County, South Carolina on July 27, 1954 to William and Carrie Nell Banks Davis.

Roy was a member of Concord Baptist Church.  He graduated from Gaffney High School in 1972 and Barber Scotia College, Concord, North Carolina, in 1977 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. Roy furthered his education at Fisk University in Tennessee and the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.

He was employed by SC Works as an Employment Specialist, Milliken and Company as a Research Associate, and Achem Corporation as a Quality Control Lab Assistant Manager. Roy also served as a tutor for the Cherokee County Literacy Association.  He was a member of Gamma Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and served as Keeper of Records and Seals.  He was instrumental in re-chartering the local chapter.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, John W., Marvin L., and Lamon E. Davis. Roy passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2019 in Spartanburg Restorative Care, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

He leaves to cherish special memories: his beloved sisters, Carolyn Monroe (Roy) and Gloria Davis; nieces and nephews, Timeara Monroe, Trisha Monroe, Merlita Orme (Jerry), Celeste Jones, Tojuanna Broderick (Michael), Jenell Davis, Nicole Davis, and Wanda Cloud (Donald); great nephews, Tyrone Davis, Brandon Marrow (Shaina), Jordan Cloud, Dean Cloud, and Michael Cloud; a host of other relatives and many friends.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 20th at 2pm, in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Sammie Edward Clark

Sammie Edward Clark, 85, of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, in Washington.

He was born in Blacksburg and was a son of the late Thomas Clark, Sr. and Earnestine Davis Clark.

He was a graduate of Granard High School, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former member of Bethel C.M.E. Church in Blacksburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Clark, Jr. Survivors include: a son, Kenny Clark, of Washington, D.C. and Jeffrey Terry, both of Washington, D.C. Local survivors are: three sisters, Evangelist Ruby Askew of Gaffney, Mary Pearl Greer, of Greenville, Gloria Gaskin, of Taylors.

The Funeral Service will be Monday, 11 a.m., in Stewart Funeral Home Chapel, 40001 Benning Road, Washington, D.C. 20019

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary, 

Zyiian Imani Love

Zyiian  Imani Love reunited with the Lord shortly after her birth on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

She was greeted in heaven by our Lord and Savior and by her grandparents, Rodney Love, Sr., Roland Hardy, and Lucille McDowell. 

She is mourned on earth by her parents, Myleesha Phillips and Rodney Love, Jr.; a sister, Kali Adele Love; maternal grandparents, Randy and Reeshemah Hardy Phillips; paternal grandmother, Lamonda McDowell; great-grandmothers, Dorothy Hardy and Renda Kaye Smith; great-great grandmother, Martha Love; aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 9th at 1pm at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating.