Kinfolk, Ancestors, History & Stories


Kinfolk & Ancestors

NC History

KY & NM History


Bible Records




Unknown Photos


Martin Christopher "Chris" Scism

SHELBY — Mr. Martin Christopher “Chris” Scism, 50, of 1354 N. Lafayette St., died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Born in Cleveland County, he was a son of Helen Ruth Martin Scism of the home and the late Lester E. Scism. He was employed by Dixie Industrial Supply as quality assurance manager. He volunteered for Cleveland County Council on Literacy and was a member of Assembly of God.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cathy S. Proctor.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son and his fiancée, Martin C. Scism II and Beth Brooks of Shelby; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn Michelle and William Crowder of Gastonia; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Roseanne and Glenn Campbell of Lattimore and Fran Grantt of Shelby; and three grandchildren, Olivia, Emily and Andersen Crowder of Gastonia.

A memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmy Holmes and Lamar Creel officiating.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8 at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.