October 25, 2009

Grover Cleveland & Stella Mae Coffey Walters

Grover was a son of Johnathan A. and Emeline Long Walters.  He was born on Oct. 28, 1884 in North Carolina and died at the age of 83 on Jan. 3, 1968 in Blowing Rock, Watauga Co., NC.  He and Stella were married on Mar. 7, 1914 in Watauga Co.

Stella was the daughter of John Nelson "Nels" and Laura Ann Finley Coffey.  She was born Apr. 30, 1893 in Watauga Co. and died at the age of 72 in Blowing Rock on Oct. 21, 1965.

The photo shows Grover and Stella a year or so after their marriage with first born, Clara Elizabeth, born Jan. 23, 1915 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

Clara married Charles Wesley Bolick, a son of Emanuel and Mary Viella Sherrill Bolick.  Charles was born Aug. 15, 1897 in Caldwell Co. and died in Watauga Co. on Apr. 29, 1996.

Clara's obituary:

Mrs. Bolick

Mrs. Elizabeth Walters Bolick, age 85, of 250 Globe Road, Blowing Rock, widow of Mr. Charles Wesley Bolick, died Saturday, Dec. 2, at Union County Hospice in Monroe.

Mrs. Bolick was born January 23, 1915 in Portland, Oregon, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Stella Mae Coffey Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blowing Rock.

Mrs. Bolick is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Reep and husband, Sam, of Charlotte and Linda Yates and husband, Jim, of Granite Quarry, N.C.; one son, Charles Wesley Bolick, Jr. of Blowing Rock; one brother, Robert "Bob" Walters and wife, Ruby, of Blowing Rock and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Walters of Winston-Salem. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wesley Bolick; a daughter, Martha Elaine Bolick; a sister, Mrs. Verdola Sykes and three brothers, Cliff Walters, Carl Walters and Norman Walters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bolick were conducted on Tuesday morning at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Officiating was the Rev. Francis Greene. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

Memorials may be considered to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Hampton Funeral Service of Boone was in charge of the arrangements.
Other children born to Grover and Stella were:

Verdola Dare, born Feb. 17, 1916 in Watauga, died Jul 23, 1972 in Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.  She married Dean William Sykes on Aug. 20, 1939.  Dean was born Jan. 25, 1911 and died Aug. 3, 1972.  Buried at Woodlawn in Blowing Rock.

Carl William, born Aug. 6, 1919 in Watauga Co., died Jan. 28. 1976 in Blowing Rock.  He married Ruth Buxton on Sep. 15, 1938.

Grover Clifford, born Apr. 20, 1921 in Watauga Co., died May 5, 1990 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co.  He married Ruth Delores Hildebrand, born Feb. 22, 1923.

Norman Cicero, born Nov. 5, 1923 in Watauga Co., and died there on Dec. 5, 1969.  He married Doris Moody.  Buried at Woodlawn.
Grover and Stella are also buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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