Category Archives: 12 December 2016

Phyllis Theresa Thompson

Phyllis Theresa Thompson, 50, of A-29 Fairfield Apartments, transitioned to eternity on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of Alice Petty of the home and the late Herman Bonner.

Phyllis was a member of Suck Creek Baptist Church, a graduate of Crest High School in Shelby, N.C., and a former employee of Cone Mills.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, R.J. Thompson and Herman Bonner, Jr., sisters, Sarah Bonner, Annie Goudelock, Creola Bonner, and Claudette Bonner. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Tyrece Hardy of Gastonia, N.C.; companion, Michael Hardy of Gaffney; two sisters, Minnie Bonner and Angel Norris (Daryl) of Gaffney; four brothers, Bernard Thompson (Dorothy) of Mooresboro, N.C., Horace Thompson (Annie) of Kingstown, N.C.; M. C. Bonner (Alice) and Nero Bonner, all of Gaffney; sister in-law, Ella Bonner of Gaffney; four aunts, Minnie Smith (Rev. Arthur J.) of Mooresboro, NC, Nellie Hollis (Victor), and Gracie Smith of Gaffney, and Lula Lee (Ernest) of Shelby; uncle, Archie Lee Petty of Shelby; great-aunt, Billie Sue McFadden of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, Dec 31st at 2:30 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Arthur J. Smith, Min. Stephanie Tate, and Rev. Timothy L. Hunter. Interment will be in Gaffney Memorial Park.

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Mrs. Ruby C. Gibbs

Mrs. Ruby C. Gibbs, 82, widow of Walter Gibbs, Sr., transitioned to eternity in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, in Washington. Funeral Services will be Friday, December 30 at 2pm, in New Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, Union, S.C., with Rev. Ronnie McCrorey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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Jimmy Lee Cannon, Sr.

Jimmy Lee Cannon Sr., 73, of 212 Villa Drive, transitioned to eternity Monday, December 12, 2016 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Widower of Lula Mae Littlejohn Cannon, he was born in LaGrange, N.C. to Golden Norman Cannon and Charlotte Griffith Cannon.

Jimmy was a Baptist, a retired employee of John Mansfield Corporation, and a member of Old School/New School Auto Club of Lawndale, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Patricia, Norman, and Willie Cannon.

Surviving are: two sons, Jimmy Lee Cannon, Jr. of Spartanburg and Christopher Cannon of the home; 3 grandchildren, Laterria Cannon, Brianne Cannon, and Michael Cannon; sisters, Lillian Kornegay (Rommie), Anna Gardner, Sue Johnson (Edward), Betty Cannon, and Brenda Davis; brothers, Rev. Walter Cannon, John Cannon (Betsy), and Aaron Cannon (Toni).

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 17th at 2 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Walter Cannon and Rev. C.A. Wallace. Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.

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