Sheila Cody Mullinax

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Sheila Cody Mullinax, 56, of 804 Anthony St, Gaffney, passed away Sunday, May 28th, in Spartanburg Medical Center. She was the daughter of Audrey Scruggs Cody Goforth (Wilbur) and the late Kenneth Cody.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Jay Lewis Smith

Mr. Jay Lewis Smith earned his wings on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC.

He was born to the Rev. Arthur Jay Smith and the late Minnie P. Smith in Boiling Springs, NC on January 3, 1958.

He attended Crest High School in Shelby, NC. He joined Suck Creek Baptist Church at an early age. He worked in Manufacturing and Landscaping.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Andrew Smith, and grandparents.

Jay leaves to cherish loving memories, his father, Rev. Arthur Jay Smith, of Caroleen, NC; five sisters, Carolyn Sharpe (Daryl), of Shelby, NC, Chris Lee (Maurice), of Mooresboro, NC, Yvonne Black (David), of Shelby, NC, Martha Roseboro, of Forest City, NC, and Sarah Peay, of Caroleen, NC; aunts, Christine Harrill, of Caroleen, NC, Gracie Smith, of Gaffney, SC, Lula Lee (Ernest), of Shelby, NC; nephews, Jarred Smith, Justin Smith, Joshua Withrow, Brandon Withrow, Maurice Lee, Westley Black, and Jamie Peay; nieces, Brittany Black, Courtney Black, and Jada Peay; great-nephews, Jarred Smith, Deacon Withrow, and Keon Smith; great-nieces, summer smith, Ayla Smith, Emileigh Withrow, and Haven Peay, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends in Suck Creek Baptist Church Tuesday, May 23rd, from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Tony Makupson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Evelyn Armstrong Vernon

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Evelyn Armstrong Vernon was the widow of Thomas Earl Vernon. She was born on January 28, 1960 in Cherokee County. She was the daughter of the late Watson Armstrong, Sr. and Forestine Byers Armstrong.

She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church.

She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, peacefully in her home.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Shondrey Elliott Armstrong, Sr.; two brothers, Gary Lee Armstrong, Sr. and Johnathan Bernard Armstrong.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: two daughters, LaSunya Sheneal Armstrong, of Spartanburg, SC and Jonica Brenea Armstrong, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Deneshia Corry Armstrong, of Gaffney, SC; two sons, Jamal Asa Sha Heed Fowler and Debres Breyon Houey, of the home; brothers, Watson  Armstrong, Jr., of Gaffney, SC, Reverend James Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Ricky Armstrong, James Thompson, all of Cowpens, SC; sisters, Minister Linda Armstrong, of Greenville, SC, Yolanda Armstrong, Shameka Armstrong, both of Cowpens, SC, Roynette Armstrong, of Greer, SC; sisters in-law, Arlene (Ronald) Whiteside, Arlene Fernanders, Rosie Vernon, of Campobello, SC; brother in-law, Clarence Vernon, of Campobello, SC; grandchildren, Daidrea Ferguson, Jaylen Armstrong, Kennedy Keenan, all of Spartanburg, SC, Joshua Corry, Shondrey Armstrong, Jr., and Cameron Armstrong, all of Gaffney, SC; uncles, Rochelle Byers (Diane), of Fayetteville, NC, Henry Armstrong (Lorraine), Davis Armstrong (Teresa), all of Gaffney, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends..

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2:00 p.m. in Island Creek Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.