common / 10-17-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Neubert R. Huskey
Mason and Shriner
BLACKSBURG – Neubert Ross Huskey, 93, of 1223 W. Cherokee St., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Grace Huskey of the home and son of the late William F. and Betty A.H. Huskey. He served in the United Sates Army during World War II and was a member of Broad River Baptist Church with 54 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School.
Mr. Huskey was a Mason and served Buffalo Lodge 202 in Blacksburg. He was also a Shriner with the Hejaz Shrine Temple and was a member of the Cherokee Shrine Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jetanna Miller of Blacksburg; two grandchildren, Travis Miller of Blacksburg and Taryn Miller Coughlin of Nashville, Tenn.; and a great-grandchild, Alexis Miller of Blacksburg.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Broad River Baptist Church with the Revs. Norman Philbeck and Bob Deviney officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith Porter, Heyward Porter, Ernest Dixon, James “Andy” Anderson, Thomas Starnes, Donnie Smith, David Benton and David Hogue.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ben Elmore Sunday School Class of Broad River Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church Building Fund, 419 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns of Blacksburg.

Mary L. Attal
Interior decorator; published genealogist
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Mary Louise Blanton Attal, 66, of 1501 Polkeberry Way, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Orange Park Medical Center.
Mrs. Attal was born in the Goucher community in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Roy Glenn and Anna Harvey Blanton. An interior decorator for over 20 years, she was an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Attal was a published author in genealogy and had served as president of the Blanton Worldwide Convention. In her years growing up, she attended Goucher Baptist Church and later attended Silica Springs Baptist Church. She formerly resided in Gaffney and Spartanburg.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Attal was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Blanton Davis and Edna Blanton Cartee.
Surviving are her husband, Alfred Attal of the home; three sons, Bobby Ray Attal of Middleburg, Fla., Charles Alfred Attal and Brian George Attal, both of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Blanton Duvall Reavis of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Silica Springs Baptist Church in Gaffney conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home in Spartanburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middlesburg Dr., Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Arrangements by Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home.

Joshua S. Abdelnabi
Great-grandson of Gaffney resident
HANAHAN – Joshua Salah Abdelnabi, son of Salah A. Abdelnabi and Laura Griffin Abdelnabi Nelson, died Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2001.
Joshua was born on Nov. 1, 1983, in Charlotte, N.C., and was a student at Trident Technical College.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, Assil Abdelnabi of Taylors; mother and step-father, John Nelson of Hanahan; brothers, Adam S. Abdelnabi and Benjamin S. Abdelnabi, both of Hanahan; step-brothers, Joshua and Caleb Nelson, both of Goose Creek; a sister, Sarah A. Abdelnabi of Taylors; a step-sister, Angela Nelson of Goose Creek; grandmother, Martha J. Jordan of Campobello; and great-grandmother, Juanita Harris of Gaffney.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at J. Henry Stuhr Greenridge Road Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Rd., North Charleston. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Stuhr’s Greenridge Road Chapel.

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