Duane Ashley Blackford

Duane Blackford was born in Washington DC and lived in Gaffney, South Carolina. He celebrated his 48th birthday on December 1st and went to his heavenly home on December 16, 2021.
His lifelong desire was to travel and own his own tractor trailer. Duane’s favorite sports teams were the Las Vegas Raiders and the LA Lakers. His favorite superhero was the “Man of Steel”, who he would always go back and fourth with his nephews over who was better between Superman and Batman.
He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Ashley and Mary Cromwell; his nephew, Nicholas Snowden; aunt, Dorothy Plater; uncles, James Greenhow, John Greenhow, and Oliver Cromwell; his sister, Angie Blackford.
Surviving are: his mother, Carolyn Blackford; his daughters, Shayla Blackford and Tatiana Webb; a son, Elishah Webb; his siblings, Alia Blackford, Lakeia Blackford, and Darryl Blackford; nephews, Derrell Thomas, Devonte Blackford, and Tavon Hopkins, Jr.; his niece, Ashley Blackford; his great nephew, Brytlin Fleming. Remembering the families that adopted Duane during his lifetime; his best friend who he referred to as his brother, Anthony Janifer, and the Janifer/Bowman family, the Adams family, Danielle Webb and a host of special family and friends that Duane loved with all of his heart.

Duane Blackford, passed away December 16, in Gaffney. The visitation with the family will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating.