Monthly Archives: December 2015

Clareatha Sarratt Green

christmas praying handsClareatha “Lady” Sarratt Green entered eternal rest on December 8, 2015. Widow of Thomas Green, she was born in Cleveland County, NC and was a daughter of the late J.D. and Maggie Webb Sarratt.

Clareatha was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church and a former employee of Limestone Mills.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J.C and James Sarratt.

Surviving are: step-sons, Thomas Lamar Hardy and Jeffrey Todd Shippy; step-daughter, Kalisha Shippy; two sisters, Fannie Bell Valentine (Leon) of Gaffney and Barbara Watts (Zoar); a step-grandchild, Quayne Isaiah Bruster; nephews, Rev. James Sarratt, Jr., James Douglas, Zoar Lee Watts, Jr., Maurice Davis, Jimmy Davis, Tyson Sarratt, Marvin Gaye Davis Drayton Smith, Kendrick Smith, Justice Davis, Everson Davis, and Jamar Davis; nieces, Betty Ann Sarratt, Charlene Hoyle, Wanda Renee Watts, Bobbi Jo Watts, Kimberly Danielle Hunt, Lacey Davis, Marsay Davis; two special neighbors, Jan and D.J. Gaffney; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m., in Mike’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace, eulogist, and Rev. Courtney Mills, presiding. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Darleen Macomson Nesbitt

23p1.preview-3Mrs. Darleen Macomson Nesbitt, 78, of Spartanburg, entered eternal rest Dec. 1, in Magnolia Manor, Inman, SC .

Widow of Arthur Lee Nesbitt, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late James “Bo” Macomson and Priscilla Jefferies Macomson.

She was a member of Foster Grove Baptist Church in Chesnee and a retired employee of Holiday Inn.

Surviving are: a daughter, Peggy Cooper of Una, SC; 3 sons, James Nesbitt (Deborah) and Michael Nesbitt, both of Inman, SC, Harry Nesbitt of Una; 2 sisters, Euty Lee Macomson Gentry of Cowpens, Ardean Henry of Inman, SC; 6 grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, 2:30 p.m., in Foster Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family is at the home of Peggy Cooper, 222 Frances Horne Dr., Una.

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Darius Tyrone Smith

Darius-Tyrone-SmithDarius Tyrone Smith, 18, of Greer, SC, entered eternal rest on November 30th, in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Linda Marlowe Craig of Gaffney and Morris Ray Smith (Jennifer) of Greer.

Darius was a former student at Gaffney High School. He was a 2015 graduate of Riverside High School in Greer where he was a member of the football team.

He was a member of Greater New Faith Baptist Church and attended Greater Hope Ministries in Gaffney.

Darius was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jessie Mae Stewart and Tommy Lee Means, Sr.; maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Essie Marlowe.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 3 sisters, Chrishena Craig of Gaffney, Alicia Smith of Duncan, SC and Shay Jefferies of Gaffney, SC; 5 brothers, Ray Smith, Jr., James Smith, of Spartanburg, Tyquan Hill (Brittany) of Taylors, Dawon Jefferies and Jariel Jefferies of Gaffney, Keavis Smith of Greer; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth Hardy of Gaffney and Jimmy Hardy of Shelby, NC; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Stewart of Jonesville; several aunts and uncles.

Darius may be viewed at The Gilmore Mortuary, 214 Memorial Drive in Greer ( Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at The Gilmore Mortuary in Gaffney ( Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 12:00 noon, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel in Gaffney, with Rev. Franklin Huskey officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.

The family is at the home of his mother, Linda Craig, 111 Valerie Drive, Apt C, Gaffney, and the home of his father, Morris Smith, 227 Clay Thron Court, Greer, SC.