Technical Sergeant Johnté Jevon Jeter

Technical Sergeant Johnté Jevon Jeter, 38, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Monday, September 27th, at Hills Air Force Base, Utah.

He was born in Gaffney and was the son of Betty Jeter and the late John Foster, Jr. 

Johnté was a graduate of Gaffney High School. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Vanlue; maternal great grandmother, Willie Mae Jeter.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Alexander Jeter, of Albuquerque, NM; his mother, Betty Jeter, of Gaffney; a brother, Marquis B. Jeter, of Virginia; maternal grandmother, Sarah “Pat” Jeter, of Gaffney; paternal grandfather, John Foster, Sr., (Irene (deceased) of  Gaffney; several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A Public Viewing will be held Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Gilmore Mortuary. His Mother requests No Pictures be taken, No Exceptions! A Graveside Service with Full Military Rites will be held, Monday, October 11, 2021, 9:30 a.m., in  Salisbury National Cemetery; 501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC 28144, with Rev. Dr. Timothy L Hunter officiating and The Military Honor Guard from Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, SC.

Norman Dean Crosby

Norman Dean Crosby, age 60, of 704 Littlejohn Street, passed away from his earthly duties at Cherokee Medical Center to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born on the 23rd of October in the year of 1960, to the late Ulysses Hoey & the late Daisy Helen Crosby Smith.
At an early age he joined Concord Baptist Church. He was last employed at Dollar Tree Distribution. He loved his family and the Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather the late Linzsey Smith; grandparents, Mose and Lucille Crosby and Willie & Essie Mae Hoey.

He is survived by a son, Donnie Watkins, of Gaffney; a daughter Ar’Keather Byers of Charlotte, NC; a step daughter, Shantell Morris, of Gaffney; two sisters, Marvette Vandora Ellis and Tina Holmes, both of Gaffney; grandchildren, Dontae Watkins, Tasia Watkins, Aaliyah Watkins, Jamarj Smith, Arkeevis Dukes, Tru Dixon, Evelyn Hunsucker, and a bonus grandchild, Anthony Manning; two aunts, Ruthie Rodgers (Billy) and Nancy Knuckles (Mack), both of Gaffney; one uncle, Fred Smith, of Spartanburg; three great aunts, Janie Mae Famble of Lawndale, NC, Nancy Adams, and Lillian Manning, both of Gaffney; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends and a special niece Minister Stephanie Tate of Gaffney.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m., in the Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Micheal A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

Facemask are required for attending of Service due to precautions of Covid-19 !

Ida B. “Sugar” Wilson

Ms. Ida B. “Sugar” Wilson, age 58, of 116 General Drive, Gaffney, passed away Sunday morning, September 19th, in her residence.

She was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Louis, Sr. and Elease Camp Wilson.

She was a former Housekeeper for Mary Black Hospital and a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. She was a mother, sister, aunt, and cousin. Known as “Sugar”, she was a lovable and virtuous woman to many in the community of Tank Branch.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a daughter, LaTanya Wilson and a brother, John M. Wilson.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, Kelvin Wilson (Vanessa) and Lewis Wilson (Kimberly), both of Gaffney, SC.; two daughters, Crystal Wilson (Travis) and Stacey Wilson, both of Gaffney, SC.; three brothers, Louis Wilson, Jr., Alvin Douglas (Myiesshia), and Kurt Douglas, all of Gaffney, SC.; four sisters, Ethel Wilson, Brenda Wilson (Ernest) and Vickie Douglas, all of Gaffney, Marilyn Gidney, of Shelby, NC; 6 grandchildren, Jamesha Gist, Cameron Wilson, Tim’Myza Valentine, Kaitlin Scott, Lewis Wilson, Jr., and Ke’Andre Studyvance; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m., in Mt Sinai Baptist Church, with The Reverend C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at 1:00 p.m. in the church.

The family is at the home, 116 General Dr., Gaffney and at the home of her daughter Stacey Wilson, 1551 Overbrook Dr. Lot 37, Gaffney.