Category Archives: 04 April 2016

Larry Eugene Thompson

24p1.previewLarry Eugene Thompson, 67, of Naples, Florida entered eternal rest Monday, April 11, in Naples.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Horace Thompson, Sr. and Ira Sherrill Thompson.

He was of the Baptist Faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thompson. Surviving are: 4 brothers, Horace Thompson, Jr., of New York, Forace Thompson (Ann) of Atlanta, GA, Weldon Thompson (Dorothy) of Gaffney, and Harold Thompson (Sallie) of Charlotte; 2 sisters, Blony Griffith (Brian) of Charlotte and Bonnie Kate Thompson of New York; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Larry Brooks officiating.

The family is at the home of Weldon and Dorothy Thompson, 133 Connecticut Avenue.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Olin David Hamilton

21p1.previewOlin David Hamilton, 76, of 1434 N. Limestone St. (The Peachtree Centre), died Friday, April 1, in Mary Black Hospital, Gaffney.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Nancy Hamilton.

Olin was a skilled butcher and a talented musician.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hamilton, and two sisters, Margaret Tate and Pauline Jefferies.

Surviving are: three sisters, Betty Wilkins of Denver, CO, Alice Faye Littlejohn (Freddie) of Gaffney, and Artis Means (Ralph) of Union; two brothers, Lindberg Hamilton (Ella Mae) and Wade Hamilton (Sharon) of Gaffney; brother-in-law, Miles (Pap) Tate of Gaffney; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother Ralph Means officiating.

The family is at the home of Wade and Sharon Hamilton, 128 Bates Road.

The Gilmore Mortuary,

Mrs. Kathy Oglesby Fitzpatrick

25p1.previewMrs. Kathy Oglesby Fitzpatrick, 66, entered in eternal rest on Monday, March 28, in NMS Healthcare, Silver Spring, MD.

Wife of James Fitzpartick, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Melton “Bub” Oglesby and the late Martha Wood Oglesby.

Kathy was a 1968 graduate of Granard High Class. She received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, and a Masters Degree from Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

She was a former member of Island Creek Baptist Church in Cowpens. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Landover, MD where she was a member of The Majestic Choir and a Deaconess.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Melton, Thomas Garfield, Wyatt Melton, Sr., Robert Jaye, and John Edward; two nephews, Wyatt Oglesby, Jr. and Ulysses Oglesby, Jr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Darrell, daughter, Tiffany, both of the home; six brothers, James Robert (Sarah), Ulysses (Deloris), Kenneth Oglesby, all of High Point, NC; Michael (Audrey), Terry (Shiela), and Rev. Benjamin Oglesby, all of Cowpens, SC; 3 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Oglesby of Cowpens,

Mrs. Bernice Brunson (Von), Mrs. Gail Ivey (John); mother-in-law, Mrs. Elise Fitzpatrick of MD.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., in Shiloh Baptist Church, Landover, MD. Interment will be in Maryland.

J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD.

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary,>