Category Archives: 04 April 2015

Mary Simmons Carr

Mary-carr2Mary Simmons Carr, 76, of 203 Pine St., entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Wife of James Carr, she was born in Cherokee Falls and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Gaston Simmons. She was a 1957 graduate of Granard High School, a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church and a retired radiology film librarian.

Also surviving are three sons, Jimmy Carr, Jeffrey Carr and Jerry Carr, all of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Debra Grandy (Robert) of Philadelphia and Deyvonne Carr of the home; a brother, Frank Simmons of Philadelphia; a sister, Evelyn Williamson of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren, including Zaiyr, Tahlea, Tiara, Joseph, Nadir, DeAndre, Diamond, Dejuan, Robert and Sharon, raised in her home; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Golden officiating. Interment will be in Robinson Chapel Cemetery in Blacksburg. She will lie in state from noon until the service hour.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.

Katherine Pasley

Mrs. Katherine Pasley of 311 Koller Road, Orangeburg, SC, entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.

She was the wife of H.B. Pasley, former Gaffney resident and Clemson Extension Agent.

Friends may call at the residence of Mr. H.B. Pasley, 311 Koller Road, Orangeburg.

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Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary

Blanche Proctor

BlancheProctorMrs. Blanche Knuckles Proctor, 84, of 588 Boiling Springs Road, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 19th, in the Peachtree Center.

Widow of Nathaniel Proctor, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Priscilla Mack Knuckles.

She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a retired employee of Gaffney Manufacturing.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Proctor was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Knuckles, Jr.

Surviving are: a son, Joe Nathaniel Proctor (Angela) of Columbus, GA; four daughters, Mary Hopper of St. Paul, Minnesota; Alberta (Eddie), Debra Houey (Howard), and Audrey Watkins (Curtis), all of Gaffney; two brothers, Cossie Knuckles (Johnnie Mae) and Mack Knuckles (Nancy), all of Gaffney; five sisters, Barbara Johnson of Flint, MI, Delia Ballard, Juanita Watkins (Joe), Dorothy Tate, Nelleree Hardy and Louise Littlejohn all of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren, including Clarinda Robinson (Darrell) of St. Paul MN and Everett Hopper of Gaffney, raised in the home; 23 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one aunt, Nina Garrett of Salisbury, NC; sisters-in-law, Pernice Knuckles, Lucy Proctor, of Gaffney, Lucille McNeal of PA; and a brother-in-law, Eddie Proctor (Vivian) of Charlotte, NC.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, 1:00 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

She will lie in state in the church Thursday from 12:00 noon until the hour of services.

The Gilmore Mortuary