Vera Jefferies McCluney

24p1.preview-2Vera Jefferies McCluney, 81, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 207 W. Claremont St., entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.

Widow of Frank McCluney, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Deacon Benjamin Jefferies and Mattie Littlejohn Hemphill Jefferies. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School secretary, president of the Usher Board, member of the Missionary Society, and 32 years as church clerk.

She was retired from Duke Power and was last employed by Personnel Associates and Kay Hatley. Mrs. McCluney was a member of Whitaker Chapter 127 Order of the Eastern Star, A.P. and B. Mutual Benefit Society, and treasurer of Moss St. Savings Mutual Club.

She was preceded in death by six siblings, L.D. Jefferies, M.B. Jefferies, William Hemphill, Annie R. Jefferies, Ozelia Jefferies, and Bettie Word.

Surviving are a son, Ernest “Butch” McCluney of Charlotte; a grandson reared as a son, Christopher Jefferies (Ann) of Gaffney; three sisters, Odessa Jefferies of Gaffney, Lorraine Jefferies of Jamaica, N.Y., and Rosa Lee Roberts of Chicago, Ill.; uncles, J.C. Littlejohn of Gaffney and Roosevelt Littlejohn of Baltimore, MD; an aunt, Bertha Robinson of Baltimore, MD; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; greatgreat grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Dr. A.L. Brackett officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Monday from 1-2 p.m.

The family is at the home of Christopher and Ann Jefferies, 1163 W. Rutledge Ave.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.