Category Archives: 2014

George W. Hardy

30p1.preview-3George Washington Hardy, 87, of 615 Gardner St., entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at his home.

Widower of Earlene Smith Hardy, he was born in Cherokee County on Feb. 22, 1927, to William and Lemuel McGill Hardy. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church, Concord All Male Choir and Mountain View Lodge 301.

George was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Lemuel, and siblings, Converse, Fitzhugh and Thomas Hardy, Iberia Hardy and Mary Smith; and two grandchildren, Ava Mack and Quinlisha Hardy.

Surviving are two sons, George W. Hardy Jr. (Pam) and David Hardy, all of Lockport, N.Y.; four daughters, Georgia Lindo and Frances Drain, both of Lockport, Mamie Black of Columbia and Patricia Hardy of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren, including Michael Hardy, who was raised in the home as his son; 24 great-grandchildren; 65 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will lie in state from 1-2 p.m.

The family is at his home and at the home of his niece, Mary Lipscomb, 616 Littlejohn St.

Arrangemnets by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Florence Christine Ross

Christine Ross2Mrs. Florence Christine Ross, 103, of 33 Beltline Road, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 30th, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Widow of Deacon Jerry Ross, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late David and Sally Wilkins Willis.

Mrs. Ross was a member of Concord Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Deaconess Board, General Missionaries, Senior Choir and Do-Re-Mi Choir.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Novella Waldron, and siblings, Annie McCluney, Rosa Wood, Bessie Wilkins, Helen Scott, Benjamin and Charlie Willis.

Surviving are: two sons, Preston Ross (Edna) of Gaffney and James Ross (Elizabeth) of Shelby, NC; three daughters, Karen Galmon of Gaffney, SC, Dorothy Neal of The Bronx, NY and Sally Dawkins (Booker T.) of Willow Springs, NC; son-in-law, Charles Waldron of Brooklyn, NY; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, 1:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
She will lie in state Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Willie K. Jefferies

Willie Jeffries2Miss Willie K. Jefferies, 90, of 331 E. Blackstock Road, #16, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 26th, in her home.
She was born in Cherokee County, SC on August 27, 1924 to Thomas and Tenar Tate Jefferies Johnson.

At an early age, she joined Mount Zion Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC, but later moved her membership to Foster Chapel Baptist Church to be with her children. She was a faithful and dedicated church member and Missionary member.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Ted” Jefferies and John Jefferies, Sr.; five sisters, Ophelia J. Smith, Adeline J. Logan, Leona Jeffries, Beatrice Jefferies and Eliza Jefferies; a grandson, James K. Jefferies; great-grandson, J-Von Rice, and son-in-law, James Vaughn; a sister-in-law, Mary C. Jefferies; five brothers-in-law, Willie Smith, Jessie Pride, Sr., Luther Smith, Sr., Clarence Stripling and Francis Logan.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: three sons, James T. Jefferies (Carine) of Spartanburg, Deacon Ernest Jefferies, Sr. (Minnie) and Berkley Jefferies, all of Jonesville; five daughters, Judy J. Vaughn of the home, Norma J. Jeter of Spartanburg, Lillian, Elaine and Carolyn Jefferies, all of Jonesville; two sisters, Viola J. Pride and Elizabeth J. Smith, both of Jonesville; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Foster Chapel Baptist Church of
Jonesville, SC with the Pastor W. E. Smith, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaffney, SC.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.