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Paulette Mintz

February 8, 1938 — July 6, 2020


Paulette Griffin Mintz, age 82, of Cliffside, was ushered into heaven on the morning of Monday, July 6, 2020 while being surrounded by her loving family.

Paulette was born February 8, 1938 in Cherokee County, SC to the late Sam Griffin and Rosa McCraw Griffin. She worked for Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant and for many years as a supervisor at Cliffside Hoisery. She was a member of Race Path Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and watching birds from her front porch rocking chair. Paulette was an Elvis fan and loved having “Polka” Music nights with her family. She was known for her generous and loving heart toward others. She was loved by many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Knox Mintz; daughter, Evelyn Lee; siblings, Francis Greene, Sammie Griffin, Barney Griffin, Sam Griffin, Ernest Griffin, Rozell Gallman, Ellen Wilson, Maire Parker and Madelina “Maggie” Griffin.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughters, Ellen Radford (David) of Mooresboro, Melissa Hawkins (Nigel) of Caroleen and Ruby Arrowood (Shannon) of Forest City; grandchildren, Amanda Sherbert (Chris) of Shelby, Brooklyn Radford of Henrietta, Adam Arrowood, Joshua Arrowood, Stephen Arrowood, Lydia Arrowood and Jacob Arrowood all of Forest City; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Addison, Joseph and Brodie. She is also survived by brother, Marshall “Buck” Griffin of Gaffney; sister, Margie Scruggs of Mayo, SC; a special sister-in-law, Evelyn Swanson of Belmont, NC; her beloved fur baby, Emma Lou Mintz and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Camp’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Andy Oliver, and Chaplain Cy Miller officiating. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm on Wednesday. The family requests that masks been worn at the graveside service.

Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or the BASIC Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 207, Cliffside, NC 28024.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Body Will Lie in State

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

8:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service (US, Forest City, NC)


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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Camp's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

2323 Camp Creek Church Rd, Mooresboro, NC 28114

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