Category Archives: 01 January 2019

Jimmy Carr, Jr.

Jimmy Carr, Jr., 80, of 203 Pine Street, passed away Monday, January 28, 2018, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Widower of Mary Helen Simmons Carr, he was born in Harrels, N.C., and was a son of the late Jimmy Carr, Sr., and the late Emma Lewis Carr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church, former member and deacon of Holy Cross Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA., and a retired truck driver.

Surviving are: 3 sons, Jimmy Carr, III, (Angel), Jeffrey Carr, and Jerry Carr, all of Philadelphia, PA; 3 daughters, Debra Grandy (Robert), of Philadelphia, Deyvonne Carr of Gaffney, and Sheena Driscall (Gary), of Philadelphia; brother, Charles Carr, of Maryland; 2 sisters, Alberta Johnson of Raleigh, NC, and Margaret Carr of Williamsport, PA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Feb 5th, 1:00 p.m., in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr., officiating.  Interment will be in Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Blacksburg.

He will be in state in the church Tuesday at noon.  

The Gilmore Mortuary

Marcellus Barnett Ratchford

Marcellus Barnett Ratchford, 50, of 630 W. Buford Street, passed away Tuesday, January 22nd, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Gaffney and was a son of Yong Suk Song Williams and the late Harry James Ratchford, Sr.

Barnett was a former member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and a former employee of Piedmont Glass Company of Gaffney and Milliken of Union.

Surviving are: his mother, Yong Suk Williams (Lloyd), of Gaffney; daughter, Diamond Ratchford, of Gaffney; brother, Harry James Ratchford, Jr. (Kai), of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Jessica Norris (Maurice Burris), of Gaffney; aunt, Oveda Dawson, of Batimore, MD; two grandchildren, Harlem Ka’Mori Smith and James Da’Shon Shippy, Jr., both of Gaffney and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be Monday, 1:00 p.m., in Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Freddy Davidson and Rev. Xavier Haney.  Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.

He will be in state in the church Monday at noon.

The Gilmore Mortuary

Charlie Lightening

Charlie Lightening, 70, of 483 Lockhart Lane, passed away Sunday, January 20, in Ivy Grove Residential Care, Gaffney.

He was born in York County and was a son of the late Will Jameison and Mary Lightening.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Sunday School.

Surviving are: 2 brothers, John F. Lightening (Parnice) of Gaffney and John Lightening of Greenville, Bobby Jameison of York; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, 3:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr., officiating. The family is at 102 McArthur Street.