Obituaries, December 19, 2012
Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:44 AM
RUTHERFORD COUNTY —
Floyd Wade Lovelace
FOREST CITY — Floyd Wade Lovelace, age 60, died Monday, December 17, 2012. A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Friday, at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Harrelson Funeral Home is caring for the family of Mr. Lovelace.
Family information will be listed in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Courier.
Lloyd Wiggins, 83, of Bessemer City, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 10, 1929, in Gaston County, son of the late C.C. Wiggins and Inez Crisp Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins was a member of Second Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. He was awarded Father of the Year at Sunset Lane Baptist Church in 1987. He was a native of Gaston County, and a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean conflict. Lloyd was retired from Howe Distributing Company where he was a sales person with over 44 years of service.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, Kings Mountain officiated by Rev. James Lockridge. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia. Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, with military honors.
Mr. Wiggins is survived by his daughters, Pam Lee, Debra Black and husband Ken; brothers, Billy Wiggins, Pete Wiggins and wife Beth, Bill Wiggins and wife Nancy; sisters, Dot Phifer, Frances Wiggins and Anne Wiggins; and his Special Companion, Pat Chapman.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean White Wiggins; daughter, Sharmie Wiggins Biggerstaff; sisters, Mary Wiggins and Margaret Wiggins; brothers, Ed Wiggins and Jim Wiggins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium,Gastonia 704-867-5521.
Wilbur Haile “Rocky” Hayes III
GREENVILLE, SC — Wilbur Haile “Rocky” Hayes III, 52, of Greenville, SC, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at his home.
Born February 26, 1960, in Shelby, NC, he was the son of the late Wilbur Haile Hayes Jr. and Suzanne Gardner Hayes. He was retired from Central Textiles.
Survivors include his sons, Wilbur Haile Hayes IV of Seneca, SC and Charles Logan Hayes of Asheville, NC; brothers, James Gardner Hayes of Chester, SC, Ralph Sumter Hayes of Greenville, SC, and Jeffrey Howard Hayes of Hendersonville, NC; and his sister, Sandy Hayes Walker of Asheville, NC.
Visitation will be from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, in Lebanon Cemetery, Whitestone, SC.
Memorials may be made to Clemson Athletic Department, Shirley Center for Philanthropy, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC 29631.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Kevin Lee Cole
Kevin Lee Cole, age 21, of Weatherstone Drive, Forest City, NC, died Friday, December 14, 2012 in Mooresboro, NC.
Kevin was born November 29, 1991, in Rutherford County, NC, to Joe Bristol and Phyllis Cole. Kevin worked at Cool Sports in Shelby, NC as an auto body technician. He loved motorcycles, cars and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Cole and one sister, Bridget Cole.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Shaquona Suber of Forest City; one son, Keymon Cole of the home; grandmother, Diane Cole; grandparents, George and Brenda Bristol all of Forest City; four brothers, Brian Cole, Joshua Cole, Joseph Cole and Broderick Cash; three sisters, Jennifer Cole, Deondra Moore, Nakia Cash; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the New Bethel AME Zion Church with Reverend Wallace Gregory and Reverend Leroy Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church. At other times they will be gathered at the Weatherstone address.
Memorial donations are suggested to Keymon Cole, 219 Weatherstone Drive, Forest City, NC 28043 in the memory of his father.
Harrelson Funeral Home is caring for the family of Mr. Cole.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
Charles Broughton Bostic
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Charles Broughton Bostic, 89, a resident of Magnolia’s at Gaffney Assisted Living Center, Gaffney, died on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
A native of Cleveland County, he was born on February , 02, 1923, a son of the late Chivous Lee and Beulah Holland Bostic. He retired as a Supervisor from Duke Energy. He was also a United States Army Veteran having served in WWII. During his service, he was a P.O.W. and also served under General Patton. Mr. Bostic was a member of Lake Wateree Baptist Church, Ridgeway, SC.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Walter Bostic.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Aileen Osment Bostic; one sister, Catherine Bostic Harris of Ellenboro; two sisters-in-law, Lois Stallings Bostic and Geraldine Osment Turner; two nephews and six nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ron Gregory officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lake Wateree Baptist Church, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home is serving the Bostic family.
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
Harry Clay Sprinkle, age 78, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, December 17, 2012, at his home.
A native of Madison County, NC, Harry was the son of the late Rev. Everette Forrest and Myrtle Lillian Waldrup Sprinkle. He was a retired supervisor for Broyhill Furniture Company and Universal Furniture in Marion. Harry was an ordained Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Eastwood Baptist Church and was a member and former Sunday School Superintendent at Holly Springs Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Alice Viola Holland Sprinkle of the home; two daughters, Debra Ann Coffey of Hudson and Janet Roach and husband David of Rutherfordton; three brothers, Rev. Charles Sprinkle and wife Lois of Candler, Harold Sprinkle and wife Shelby of Marion, and Rev. Jack Sprinkle and wife Margie of Lebanon, TN; three sisters, Novella Cable of Marion, Juanita Worley and husband Vernon of Marion, and Eva Sprinkle and husband Earl of Marion; nine grandchildren, Crystal Bristol, Amy Smith, Brooke Blanton, Jennifer Barlow, Kimberly Parsons, Clay Sprinkle Jr., Tiffany Sprinkle, Wesley Roach and Ashley Roach; eight great grandchildren, Amber O’Dell, Dallas Bristol, Drew Blanton, Carter Blanton, Mason Smith, Nicolette Parsons, Brandie Barlow and Robert Barlow; one great great grandchild, Isabela Coffey; a special nephew he helped raise, Richard Ables; along with a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons Clay Everette Sprinkle and Donald Ray Sprinkle; sister Lula Randall; and brothers John, Julian, Paul and Alvin Sprinkle.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, December 20, at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Sprinkle, Rev. Millard Kiser and Rev. Wade Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, at Crowe’s Mortuary,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online condolences at www.crowemortuary.com
Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Sprinkle family.
Z.E. "Bill" Dobbins, Jr.
Z.E. "Bill" Dobbins, Jr, age 84, of Crestview Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Hospice House of Forest City.
Bill was born June 26, 1928, in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Z.E. Dobbins, Sr. and Oveda S. Dobbins. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Spindale where he was a Deacon and had served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, and a former Sunday School Teacher. Bill was a graduate of Ellenboro High School and earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College. He then attended Appalachian State University where he received both his Masters Degree and his Advanced Degree in education. He was a lifelong educator and served as Assistant Principal and Principal at R-S Central High School, and was also Principal at Oakland Elementary and Proctor Elementary Schools as well as Director Of the Middle Grades Program for the Rutherford County Schools. Bill retired as Assistant Administrator of Personnel for the Rutherford County Schools. He also served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Eunice Harmon Dobbins of the home and a sister, Margaret Dobbins Tate of Florence, SC. There are also a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as his extended family.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday in The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend Dr. Robert Toney and Mr. Sam Metcalf officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m., Wednesday prior to the service at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com