Just a quick note to let everyone know whats going on regarding the homecoming of LC Chris Fowlkes. Chris Fowlkes, is the young soldier from Cherokee County who died of wounds sustained in combat in Afghanistan. He is the first soldier from Cherokee County to be killed in combat since the Viet Nam war.
Please help us give this soldier and his family the support they deserve by lining the streets of Gaffney to honor his service for our freedom!
He will arrive at the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport on Wednesday, September 16th at approximately 3:00 pm. He then will be escorted to Gaffney by the Patriot Guard, other military personnel, family, and highway patrol. This processional will come through downtown Gaffney sometime between 4 and 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
THE BODY OF LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER FOWLKES WILL PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
I-85 TO EXIT 90
TRAVEL FROM EXIT 90 DOWN HYATT ST TO THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 29 AND HYATT ST.
TRAVEL ACROSS HWY. 29 TO PETTY ST.
TURN LEFT ONTO PETTY ST.
TRAVEL ON PETTY ST. TO E. FREDERICK ST.
TURN LEFT ONTO FREDERICK ST.
TRAVEL TO THE INTERSECTION OF LIMESTONE ST. AND E. FREDERICK ST.
TURN LEFT ONTO LIMESTONE ST.
TRAVEL TO THE INTERSECTION ON LIMESTONE ST. AND FLOYD BAKER BLVD.
Everyone is asked to line the streets downtown beginning at Frederick Street toward City Hall....if there is overflow....the lining will continue up Floyd Baker towards Blakely Funeral Home.
Receiving Friends will be on Thursday at Blakely from 6 to 9. The funeral will be at First Baptist Church on Friday at 4:00 with Interment at Frederick Memorial Gardens afterwards.
Again, we ask that the community line the streets from First Baptist to Frederick Memorial to honor him and support the Chris Fowlkes family!
If you have a flag, bring it. Otherwise, flags will be available on the street Wednesday and Friday to hold and wave as we honor a true hero!