Orban Jefferies Sr. 85, of 205 Serene Drive entered eternal rest on December 29, 2017 in the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Rev. Mary Dawkins Jefferies and son of the late Ernest Dawkins and the late Carrie Jefferies.
Orban was a graduate of Granard High School and Allen University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a faithful member of Indian Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and choir member.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, The Reverend Mary Dawkins Jefferies of the home; sons, Orban (Amanda) Jefferies, Jr., Scott (Pam) Jefferies and Steve “Jelly” Curtis, all of Gaffney, Larry (Renee) Jefferies of Spartanburg, Barry (Tonya) Jefferies of Lyman, and Sheldon Tate, Jr. of the home; daughters, Gtanar (Herman ) Wallace, Minister Mary (Minister Michael) Boozer, The Honorable Usha J. (Allie Jr.) Bridges, Tiffany (Cedric) Mayes, Jackie Sanders, and brother Thomas (Jean) Jefferies Of Jacksonville Fl.,Sister Elizabeth Jefferies, Mother-in-law Marie Dawkins both of Gaffney, and a special grandson Dylan McKey, 37 grandchildren and 52 great-grand children.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m. in Indian Hill Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Michael Williamson and Pastor Debra Williamson. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
He will be in state in the church Thursday at 12 noon.
The Family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Church.
The Gilmore Mortuary