Mrs. Ellar Mae Linder Simpson

Mrs. Ellar Mae Linder Simpson, 82, of 414 ½ Peeler Street, passed away April 26th, 2017, in Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.

Widow of Louis Simpson, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Tom and Eloise Tucker Linder.

She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Bethel Senior Day Care.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children, Edward, Laura, and Elizabeth Simpson, and nine siblings, Thomas Jr., William, Wallace, Rufus, Lucas, Allen, and David Linder, Annie Brown and Emma Knuckles.

Surviving are: a son, William Simpson of the home; daughter-in-law, Essie Simpson of Gaffney; 7 grandchildren; nephews, Calvin Linder and Roy Linder (Lisa) of Gaffney; niece, Jean Linder of Gaffney; and a special friend of William, Laura Clark of Gaffney; a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3rd, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Freddy Davidson officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Ruth Bratton Gaffney

Mrs. Ruth Bratton Gaffney, 90, of 111 Claremont Street, passed away Saturday, April 22, in Brookview Healthcare Center.

Widow of Eufrater Gaffney, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Lipscomb Bratton.

She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and a retired employee of Cherokee County Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are: a son, Dean Gaffney (Elizabeth) of Gaffney; a daughter, Charline Martinez (John) of Louisville, KY; 8 grandchildren, including Shedrick Gaffney, reared in the home; 20 greatgrandchildren.

Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., in Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Burnside officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

She will be in state in the church Friday at 1 p.m.

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Douglas McArthur Houey

Douglas McArthur Houey, 74, of 2217 Surrey St., Columbia, SC, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Husband of Vivian Bradley Houey, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Shadrack and Gertrude Watts Houey.

McArthur was a graduate of Granard High School and Denmark Technical College. He was a former member of Concord Baptist Church. At the time of his death, he was a member and deacon of First Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia.

Services will be Saturday, 1:00 p.m., in First Calvary Baptist Church, 1401 Pine St., Columbia.

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary