James H. Hoey, Sr.

James Harold Hoey, Sr., 82, of 303 Granite Drive, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, in his home.

Husband of Jacqueline Foster Hoey, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Precious Hoey, Sr, and Willie M. Kelly Hoey.

He was a 1956 graduate of Granard High School and a retired employee of Overnite Trucking Company. James was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, member of the All Male Choir, and Sr. Choir.

He was preceded in death by a step-son, Rogerick Lowry; and siblings, Precious Hoey, Jr., William H. Hoey; a son-in-law, Anthony Mintz. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Jacqueline, of the home; a son, James Harold Hoey (Cynthia), of Spartanburg; daughters, Harriet Williams (Charles), and Donna Mintz, of Gaffney, Lakisa Muhammad (Dewayne) of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Ethelene Davidson and Martha Jean Jefferies, both of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, 2:00 p.m., in Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Freddy Davidson and Rev. Michael Golden. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  He will be in state in the church Friday at 1:00 p.m.

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Ruby Brackett Hayes


Mrs. Ruby Brackett Hayes, 91, of 101 Applewood Lane, Spartanburg, SC, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, in her home.

Widow of Ralph Hayes, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Johnny and Freelove Jeffries Brackett.

She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church and a retired Registered Nurse.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by seven siblings, Onell Brackett, Darnell Brackett, Johnny Lee Brackett, Paul Brackett, Lillian B. Hunter, James Brackett and A. H. Brackett.

She leaves to cherish fond memories: three sons, Donald Brackett (Cassandra) of Jonesboro, Georgia, Ronald Brackett (Gayle) of Greenville, South Carolina and Ralph J. Hayes, Jr. (Vanessa) of Spartanburg, South Carolina; three brothers, Reverend Dr. A. L. Brackett and Douglas Brackett (Maxine) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Winfort Brackett (Vera) of Woodbridge, Virginia; sister-in-law, Ruby Mae Brackett, of Cowpens, South Carolina; Six grandchildren, Dawn Burgess(Leon), Ravan Hayes Mangle, Brittney Brackett, Brooks Brackett, Candice Hayes, Victoria Hayes; four great grandchildren, Christian Hayes, Alexander Hayes, Skylar Quinn Burges and Kingston Adams.     Also, she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and a universe of friends.

The Funeral Service will be Sunday, 2:30 p.m., in Island Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  She will be in state in the church Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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Samuel Clifton Weathers Jr.

Samuel C. Weathers Jr. son of the late Samuel C. Weathers Sr. and the late Daisy Hardin Weathers, born October 17th 1949 in Cherokee County, SC went home to rest at the Atrium Health Care Facility in Shelby, NC on Friday November 1st, 2019. He attended Cherokee County Public School System early in life and at an early age joined the Divine True Holiness Church of GOD in Blacksburg, SC. Mr. Weathers later moved to Jersey City, NJ where he resided and worked as a welder for more than 35 years. While living in New Jersey he was a regular attendee of the Mt. Pisgah AME Zion Church.

Samuel, who some affectionately called “Slim,” was the absolute life of the party. He enjoyed making people laugh and constantly being the source of lightening up everyone’s mood. He was a lover of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

Mr. Weathers is the father of 6 children: The late Veronica Weathers who has preceded him in the after life. Left to cherish is fond memories are: Son(s) Deacon Fred Meeks(Marissa) of Shebly, NC, Rev. Leslie Davis(Andrea) of Lake Wylie, SC; Daughter(s) Barbetta Weathers of Gaffney, SC, Tracy Parker(Kareem) of Gaffney, SC, and Samatha Weathers(of the Home) Jersey City, NJ. (Brothers)the Late Winfred Lee Weathers which preceded him in death, Robert Weathers(of the Home) in Jersey City, NJ, Roy Weathers Sr. of Blacksburg, SC (Sisters) Loretta Lockhart(Theodore) of Blacksburg, SC and Almarie Elmore of Gaffney, SC. Mr. Weathers has 18 grandchildren, 17 great grands and a host of nephews, nieces, church family, friends and loved ones. Samuel Weathers Jr

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 220 N. Watterson St., Kings Mountain, NC, with his son, Rev. Leslie Davis, officiating.  Interment will follow in The Divine True Holiness Church of God Cemetery in Blacksburg, SC.  The family will receive friends Friday, at 1:30 p.m., in the church. 

The family is at the home of Overseer Theodore and Mrs. Alzenia Lockhart, 109 Bell St. Blacksburg, SC.

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