Category Archives: 05 May 2015

Frederick Roger Spruill, Jr.

Frederick-SpruillFrederick Roger Spruill, Jr., 49, of New York City, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 18th, in Plymouth, NC.

He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Frederick Spruill, Sr. and the late Thelma Tate Spruill.

He was a 1984 graduate of Gaffney High School and 1989 graduate of South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC.

Roger was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was employed as a train operator for Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Bevaley Brizan-Spruill of Brooklyn, New York; a sister, Regina Spruill of Charlotte, NC; 2 brothers, Samuel Armond of Plymouth, NC and Frederick Spruill, III of Plymouth, NC; aunts, uncles.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 2:00 p.m., in Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Larry Lexus Carter

Larry-CarterLarry Lexus Carter, 45, of Jonesville, SC, entered eternal rest on May 13th in Charleston, SC.

He was born in East Orange, NJ and was a son of Lorenzo Carter of New Orleans, LA and the late Bessie Bellamy Carter.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Elbert Gaffney officiating.

In addition to his father, he is survived by: his wife, Kristina Segui Carter; four children, Jordan, Brooklyn, Cali and Jada Carter, all of Fairfax, VA; five brothers, Lorenzo Carter, Jr., Lawrence Carter, Artemes Bellamy, Timothy Conley, and Edward Conley; six sisters, Barbara Pettiford, Vickie Tyson, Ernestine Carter-Stewart, Darlene McKnight, Evelyn Lee and Lisa Carthee.

The family is at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Shirley Petty Carter.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Paul Joseph McDowell

Paul McDowellPaul Joseph McDowell, 84, of 511 Marion Ave., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 6, 2015, at his home.

He was born in Spartanburg County and was a son of the late William and Frankie Gardner McDowell. He was first married to Collossia Robbs and after her death, he later was united in marriage to Vertie Dodd. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church, a retired employee of Magnolia Finishing Company and owner of Sebrina Fashions.

He is survived by his wife, Vertie McDowell of the home; three sons, Kelvin Robbs of Duncan, James McKinney (Verdell) of Oxford, AL, and Rodney McDowell of Gaffney; seven daughters, Sebrina Dawkins of Spartanburg, Audrey Oglesby (Steven) of Gaffney, Jeanetta Jackson (Tony) of Gaffney, Lora Landrum (Avery) of Charlotte, Abie Duffy of Braselton, GA, Sarah Thompson (Earl) of Forest City, and Lisa Coates (Kenneth) of Lithia Springs, GA; a sister, Betty Vernon of Gaffney; 33 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, at 3 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 2-3 p.m.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.