Category Archives: 04 April 2017

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

Frank Smith, Jr.

Frank Smith, Jr., 85, of 123 Little Drive, passed away on Friday, April 14th, in his home. He was the husband of Lucille McCluney Smith.

Husband of Lucille McCluney Smith, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Frank Sr. and Minnie Gertrude Rodgers Smith.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a retired butcher at Brown Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by 3 children, Diana Smith, Dorothy McDowell, and Cephus Thompson, Jr.; 3 siblings, Douglas, James Copeland, and Joe Louis Smith.

Surviving are: his wife, Lucille Smith of the home; 4 sons, John Frank Smith, Joseph B. Smith, and Calvin Smith, all of Gaffney, Michael M. Smith of Charlotte, NC; 4 daughters, Lorraine Hoey of Gaffneyy, Denise Clark (Larry) of Richmond, VA, Nicole Alexander of Gaffney, and Tracy S. Reid (Timothy) of Norfolk, VA; 2 sisters, Geraldine Buchanan and Olivia Smith, both of Gaffney; brother-in-law, Crawley Smith of Gaffney; special friend, Linda Reid of Norfolk; 33 grandchildren, including Travis J. Smith and DaNisha L. Smith, reared in the home, of Gaffney; 46 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, 1:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother Earl Buckson officiating.

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