Obituaries, April 26, 2013

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 12:03 AM
Melba Margaret Hamrick Jolley
MOORESBORO - Melba Margaret Hamrick Jolley, 84, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Cleveland County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service. Memorial donations are suggested to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 1301 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114. McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Jolley family.
 
Janice Crook
LEMON GROVE, CA — Janice Godfrey Crook, age 73,  died Monday, July 23, 2012. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Riverside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. Inurnment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Crook.
 
Helen Lee Bristol
RUTHERFORDTON — Helen Lee Bristol, age 66, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at New Bethel AME Zion Church in Forest City. The body will lie in state two hours prior to the service. Interment will be in St. John AME Zion Cemetery. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Briscoe John “BJ” Givens
Briscoe John “BJ” Givens, age 89, of Bostic, NC, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
Briscoe was born March 24, 1924 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Baxter C. Givens and Daisy Justice Givens. He was a member of Florence Baptist Church. Briscoe served in the United States Navy in Europe, South Africa and the Philippines during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Givens; one son, John Givens and wife, Barbara of Inman, SC; one daughter, Faith Avalos and husband, Jerry of Rural Hall, NC; three brothers, Charles Givens, Rev. Foster Givens, and James Givens; six grandchildren, Briscoe John “Tripp” Givens III, Mary Blake Givens, David Andrew Givens, Benjamin Lloyd Givens, Jeremy Bryan Avalos, and Joshua Brandon Avalos; two great grandchildren, Maddie Ann Givens and Baxter Reaves Givens.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow at the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Givens.  
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
 
Lennon Reid Cason Crummie
Lennon Reid Cason Crummie, infant son of Reid and Jill Buckner Crummie of Spindale, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Grace Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Stevie and Jackie Buckner of Spindale, Robert and Ann Crummie of Rutherfordton, Cathy Crawley of Spruce Pine, and a number of aunts and uncles.
No services are planned.
Online condolences at www.crowemortuary.com
 
Janice Godfrey Crook
Janice Godfrey Crook, age 73, of Lemon Grove, California, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at her residence.
Janice was born March 25, 1939, in Rutherford County, NC to the late Claude D. Godfrey and Aby Collins Godfrey. She was a homemaker and worked for Mastercraft Industries for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Crook; one son, Billy Claude Dale and two brothers, D.G. Godfrey and Gaston “Buster” Godfrey.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Dale Kubicki of Lemon Grove, CA and Debra Dale Russell and husband, Michael of San Diego; two sisters, Shirley Guest and husband, Carol of Forest City and Sudie Godfrey Joy of Florence, SC; one brother, Joe F. Godfrey and wife, Faye of Gilkey, NC; step-daughter, Shelley Owens and husband, Robert of Rutherfordton; and sister-in-law, Hazel Godfrey of Forest City.  She is also survived by five grandchildren; Keenan Kubicki, Cory Kubicki, Michael Russell, Michaelle Russell, Dustin Owens and eight great grandchildren.  
Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Riverside Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Blankenship officiating and Shelley Owens providing the Eulogy. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. Inurnment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Crook.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
 
Melba Margaret Hamrick Jolley
MOORESBORO - Melba Margaret Hamrick Jolley, 84, of Steel Bridge Road, Mooresboro, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. 
A native of Cleveland County, she was born on July 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Clarence Dickson and Eugenia Webb Hamrick. She retired as a teller from the First Citizens Bank, Cliffside Branch. She was also a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Cleveland County, where she was the church teller and helped with fund-raisers.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Oren Jolley. 
She is survived by her son, Baxter Jolley and wife, Louise; one brother, George Hamrick and wife, Marilyn Dixon Hamrick of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Anne Espinoza of Mooresboro and Amy Bracebridge and husband, Charlie of Gaffney; great-grandchildren, Anthony Jolley, Charles Jolley, Ryan Espinoza, Vivian Bracebridge, Karla Bracebridge, and Tyler Bracebridge.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Cleveland County, with the Rev. Bobby Gettys officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland County. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorial donations are suggested to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 1301 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Jolley family.
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com