Obituaries

George B. “Mike” Dodge, Jr.

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George B. “Mike” Dodge, Jr.

Mike Dodge, (legally named George B. Dodge, Jr.), died Sunday, January 29th after dealing with Parkinson’s disease and declining health for the last few years. He happily spent most of his life as the Vice President and Treasurer of The Dodge Company, working with his brother, Jake (Arnold), and later both daughters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His 2nd home, and other favorite place was Pemaquid Beach, Maine, where there will be a 2nd service and burial later this year. Friends and family are invited to join his wife, Nan, and daughters, Debbie & Kristie, at the Sweeney Funeral Home on...

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Joseph Bennett “Joe” Hairfield

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Joseph Bennett “Joe” Hairfield

Morganton and the Burke County area pause today to reflect on the life of Joseph B. Hairfield who died late Saturday afternoon. He was born on January 30, 1925 in Morganton the fifth son of six from a family of seven children to Edward M. Hairfield, Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Hairfield. Upon graduation from Morganton High School he studied at Wake Forest College. Later he was admitted to the Federal United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY where he studied marine engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1944. Upon graduation from Kings Point he received an...

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Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison

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Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison

Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison, age 89, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the McLeod Hospice House. A funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the First Baptist Church with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Belk Funeral Home and other times at 123 Alabama Drive. Born in Florence County, the daughter of the late Reverend Henry Vince Oliver and Cleo Morrell Oliver, she was married to the late Marion C. Belk, and then to Theodore “Teddy” Harrison. Frankie was co-founder and officer of Belk-King (Belk) Funeral Home and...

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F. Malcolm Walls

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F. Malcolm Walls

F. Malcolm Walls, 82, of Greenville died Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Laurens, Malcolm was a son of the late William A. Walls Sr. and Margaret Towles Walls. Malcolm recently retired from The Mackey Mortuary after 55 years of service. He dedicated his life assisting families in their time of need. At Mackey, he served as Vice-President and General Manager.  He also served on The South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service and had served as its President. He was a member of the Sertoma Club of Greenville. He joined the club in 1965 and was a two time Honor Club President; Charter...

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James Ervin Griffin

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James Ervin Griffin

Mr. James Ervin Griffin, age 59, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, after a valiant battle with a long-term illness for over 15 years. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Ervin loved his Lord and Savior, and he knew he was going home with Him when it was his time. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, January 14, 2017 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from...

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Margie Louise Spradley Blizzard

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Margie Louise Spradley Blizzard

On Sunday December 4, 2016, Margie Louise Spradley Blizzard, 83, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Visitation: Friday, December 9, 2016, 5-7 pm, Blizzard Funeral Home Chapel Service: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11am, Blizzard Funeral Home Chapel Cemetery: Perry Baptist Church Cemetery   Complete obituary to follow. Online Condolences: Blizzard Funeral...

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