RONALD WISEMAN HAWKINS, 87, of Bluffton, SC passed away peacefully at his home on January 12, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Born September 2, 1934, in Shelby, North Carolina the son of Vertie Daniel and David Wiseman Hawkins, he grew up in Shelby, graduated from Shelby High School in 1952, and from Gardner Webb University in 1955. He studied finance at the Terry Sanford School of Business at the University of Georgia.
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Linda Forrester Gillespie died Saturday November 6th, 2021 in Naples, Florida. She is survived by husband Curt Gillespie, sister Ann Forrester Rogers and 28 nephews and nieces. Linda was born and raised in Hickory Flat, Georgia and graduated nearby Reinhardt University. She served as court reporter for the North Georgia Circuit Court during her early professional career. (Click Full Obituary below)
The Reverend Dr. Harold Coulter Warlick peacefully passed away surrounded by family on October 20, 2021. Hal was born to Mr. Harold C. and Mary Estelle (Mamie) Warlick in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 16, 1946. The family eventually moved to North Augusta, South Carolina. While attending North Augusta Senior High School, Hal completed a college preparatory course of study, and earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. His speed on the field earned him the nickname “The Sly Fox,” which was later abbreviated to “Fox.” He graduated in 1964 and attended Furman University on a football scholarship. Furman opened a new world for him. According to Hal, “Furman transformed me from an individual concerned primarily with athletics to an individual seeking to find and proclaim truth with integrity.” Hal graduated from Furman in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Religion and was shortly thereafter ordained as a Baptist minister in the First Baptist Church of North Augusta. ( Click below for Full Obituary. )
Loyd Baxter Smith, Sr., 85, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland.Born in Shelby, NC on March 11, 1935, Loyd was the son of the late John Wiley Smith and Helen Anthony Smith. A 1953 graduate of Shelby High School, Loyd continued to Gardner Webb University before transferring to his beloved UNC Chapel Hill where he graduated in 1957.
July 9, 2020 - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert Paul "Bob" Stevens, 88, at his summer home in Blowing, North Carolina, with his wife by his side.
He was an affiliate member of the Blowing Rock Methodist Church and a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Aiken, South Carolina, the Reserve Club of Woodside, and the Artist Guild of the Aiken Art Center..
LAKELAND - Robert Glenn Stokes, 84, went to his heavenly home on April 26, 2020. In departing this world, he leaves a legacy as a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, respected friend, mentor and community leader.
May 4, 2018. GREENSBORO, NC — It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph (Joe) F. Freeman, Jr., a beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, announces his passing on May 1, 2018, at the age of eighty-six.
July 9, 2018 HIGH POINT -- William Alexander Horney, Jr., died at Pennybyrn in High Point where he had been a resident for the past 9 years. He was 101. Born on October 2, 1916, he was the son of Grace Gurley Horney and William Alexander Horney, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of High Point and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. His summers were spent attending Blowing Rock Methodist Church, a place with people dear to his heart...………………..
July 20, 2018 - Francis Rogers Dixson (Dix) loved life and lived it with fervor for 96 years. He passed away peacefully at his home, in Greenville, SC. He was with his wife of 26 years, Sarah Tomlinson Dixson, of Greenville, SC, his son and his daughter.
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