Category Archives: Obituaries

Darvin William Sarratt

Darvin William Sarratt, 72, of 501 Granite Drive, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Husband of Patricia Byers Sarratt, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Darvin and Annie Studyvance Sarratt.

Darvin was a graduate of Granard High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and a retired employee of Overnite Transportation Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Josephine Littlejohn, Joe, Willie, Louis, and Jerry Sarratt.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Patricia Sarratt, of the home; four sons, Freddie Smith, Thomas Lewis Smith (Stephanie), and Jarvis Hopper (Clara), all of Gaffney, Delton Hopper (Bridgette), of Spartanburg; step-son, Anthony McCoy of Spartanburg; a sister, Annie Pearl Jones, of Providence, RI; three brothers, Frank Sarratt of Brooklyn, NY, James Sarratt of Spartanburg, and Roosevelt Sarratt of Gaffney; 15 grandchildren, including Ladasha Hopper of the home; 18 great-grandchildren, including Kylian Hopper of the home. 

Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 16, 2:00 p.m., in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brother Earl Buckson Officiating.  The family is receiving friends at the home.

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Cathy Ann Smith Durrah

Cathy Ann Smith Durrah, 54, of 708 Pleasant School Road, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Cherokee Medical Center.

Wife of Leroy Durrah, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late James Kapo Smith and Mittie Ruth Talley Smith.

Cathy was a Baptist and a former employee of Upstate Carolina Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, D’Angelo Smith, and siblings, Donald, Larry, and Patricia Talley, and Delores Smith.

Surviving are: her husband, Leroy Durrah, of the home; three sons, James William Smith (Teah) and David Timothy Smith, of Gaffney, Ernest Michael Bell (Kristin), of Charleston, SC; two brothers, David Talley (Brenda) and Willie Talley, of Gaffney; two sisters, Annie Littlejohn of Shelby, NC, and Angela Shippy, of Gaffney; step-children, Anthony Griffin (Kenvonna) of Simpsonville, SC, Leroy Durrah, Jr. (Charleen) and Tobias Durrah, Sr. (Sharon), of Spartanburg, Ginneh Miller (David) of Gastonia, NC, and Linette Durrah of Duncan, SC; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eighteen step-grandchildren; one step-greatgrandchild.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 9, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Minister Debra Littlejohn officiating. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery. The family is at the home of Angela Shippy, 708 Pleasant School Road.

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Willie Dean Huskey

Willie Dean Huskey, 79, of 100 Buckson Street, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in Spartanburg Medical Center.

Husband of Mrs. Lizzie Tate Huskey, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Doc and Gertrude Lindsey Huskey Graham.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Willie was a graduate of Granard High School and a retired employee of Cherokee Finishing Company. He was the owner of the former Pettytown Grocery Store. Willie was an avid gardener, fisherman, and hunter.

In addition ot his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Mrs. Lillie Harris (Weldon), Jimmy Huskey, Hervin Huskey, and Charles Huskey.

He leaves to cherish precious memories: his devoted wife, Mrs. Lizzie Huskey, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Regina Byrd (John) of Simpsonville, SC; two sons, Dean Bradley Huskey and Hervin Duran Huskey, both of Gaffney; five grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with The Reverend Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

He will be in state in the church Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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