BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Lloyd "Blukie" Hope, 81, formerly of Gastonia, passed away Jan. 31, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney, S.C.
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He was born May 4, 1931, in Cleveland County son of the late Lewis P. Hope and Lenorh Uren Hope.
Mr. Hope was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Blacksburg, S.C. and a past charter member of Marantha Baptist Church, Dallas.
A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia officiated by the Rev. Grady Gregory.
The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A private interment will be held at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
Mr. Hope is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce Patterson Hope of the home; son, Brad Hope of Blacksburg, SC; daughters, Merica Reid and Mandy Hope both of Blacksburg, SC; grandchildren, Donny Griffin, Holly , Joshua and Raven Reid, Brandon Hope; great grandchild, Karter Smith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Creed Hope, Boyd "Brownie" Hope; sisters, Ruth Bumgardner, Velma Barkley.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia 704-867-5521.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 2, 2013