Veronique Camp Hughes

Miss Veronique Camp Hughes, age 49, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Cleveland.

She was a daughter of Mrs. Lucy Jones Camp and the late Milas Rayford Camp.

She is predeceased by her father and a sister, Marlo Camp.

In addition to her mother she leaves to cherish loving memories: three sons, Edward Devonte Rayford Hughes and Devoen Hughes, both of Gaffney, SC, Donte Hughes of South Carolina; husband, Edward “Lil Man” Hughes; her grandmother; Mary Jones, of Kentucky; a sister; Inger Camp Johnson, of Shelby, NC; three nieces, Porchia Daniels, Lexus Johnson, and Delorean Johnson; five grandchildren, Jeremiah, Sha’miyah, Devonte, Devoen, Jr., and Milo Hughes; a host of other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel, with The Reverend Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the home of, 2308 Mason Street, Shelby NC.

Evangelist Almaree Hardin Elmore

Evangelist Almaree Hardin Elmore, age 90, of 107 Hill Street, Gaffney, passed away Sunday, July 18, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Widow of John W. “Bus” Elmore, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Daisy Hardin Weathers.

She was a member of The Divine True Holiness Church of God where she was honored as “Mother of the Church.” She was a retired employee of Stouffer’s, a former employee of Little Moo Restaurant, and Tastee Freeze.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two siblings, Clifton and Winfred Lee Weathers.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Shirley Littlejohn (Chris), of Gaffney; five sons, Johnny Elmore (Rev. Dollie), of Gaffney, Lancaster Elmore (Julia), of the home, Lewis Elmore of Cowpens, Robert Elmore (Deborah) of Enoree, and Bucoe Elmore of Gastonia, NC; a sister, Mrs. Alzenia Lockhart (Overseer Theodore), of Blacksburg; two brothers, Roy Weathers of Blacksburg and Robert Wadell Weathers of Jersey City, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a host of great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., in Encounter Church with Reverend Pierre Salmon officiating. Burial will follow in The Divine True Holiness Church of God Cemetery in Blacksburg.

Layman Lamont Ellis

Layman Lamont Ellis, 76, of 6009 Mahogany Lan, Kings Mountain, NC, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, in CaroMont Healthcare, Gastonia, NC.

He was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a son of the late Sam Washington Ellis, Sr. and the late Elnita Oglesby Ellis.

He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver for Kerns Trucking Company.

Layman was predeceased by: his parents; four siblings, Sam Ellis, Jr., Robert Lee Ellis, Helen Bailey, and Tina Wilson Smith; and his significant other of 28 years, Annie Artis.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Lisa Smith, of New York; brothers, James Ellis (Jeneva), of Kings Mountain; Stanley Ellis, Sr., of Gastonia; Carl Bailey (Tina), of Glen Burnie, MD, Maurice Ellis (JoAnne), Willie Lee Ellis, Sr., Kivin Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Billy Tate, all of Gaffney; sisters, Evelyn Smith and Elizabeth Gaffney (Dean), Amelia Marie Evans, Angel Davis (Tim), all of Gaffney, Audrey Smith, of Spartanburg; a special niece, Vickie Brown (Therndon), of Kings Mountain; other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 17th, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park. The family is at the home of Amelia Marie Bailey, 319 Sycamore Street in Gaffney.