common / 11-21-2001

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Bobby L. Ramsey
Bobby Leroy Ramsey, 52, of 100 Killion Dr., B-6, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Spruce Pine, N.C.
A native of Orangeburg, he was the son of the late Leroy Ramsey and the late Ollie Ramsey. He was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Lee Ramsey of St. George; two step-sons, Arnold Jones and Davy Jones, both of St. George; two step-daughters, Robin Jones of Sumter and Jeni Lynch of Walterboro; two brothers, William Hall of Gaffney and Buddy Hall of Harleyville; a granddaughter; several step-grandchildren and his fiance, Donna Blackwell.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Calvin Hall. Burial was in Draytonville Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gene Clark, Merv Bishop, Tony Everhart, Marty Robbins, Brandon Joy, Mark Harrill, Roger Jones and Tommy Calvert.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Harold G. Moss
Auto body shop mechanic
BLACKSBURG – Harold Glenn Moss, 58, of 115 Wesley Dr., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, in Toumey Hospital, Sumter.
A native of York County, he was the husband of Joyce Dover Moss and son of the late Johnny Albert Moss and the late Villa Griffin Moss. He was an auto body shop mechanic and attended Kings Creek Church of God in Kings Creek.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Moss was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Wayne Moss and Michael Lynn Moss, and a brother, Jerry Moss.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Allen Moss of Blacksburg and Randy G. Moss of Lancaster; a brother, Bruce W. Moss of York; a sister, Elaine M. Dickson of York; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church in Smyrna, conducted by the Rev. Rayce Wolgemuth assisted by the Rev. Carroll Henderson. Burial will be in Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements by Bratton Funeral Home, York.

Clara Massebeau
Retired textiles employee
Clara Helen Massebeau, 92, of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 321 Vernon Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the son of the late Ernest Herbert Massebeau and the late Eva Murph Massebeau.
She was a retired textiles employee and a member of Limestone Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving is a sister, Mattie Massebau of Gaffney; a niece, Vicki Roark of Gaffney; and several other nieces and nephews.
The family is at 325 Vernon Street, the home of Vicki Roark
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge..

Inez Cobb Messer
Textiles Employee
Inez Cobb Messer, 48, of 1624 Beech Street, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the spouse of Tommie L. Messer, and the daughter of the late David Freeman Cobb and the late Willie Marie Ivester Cobb.
She was a textiles employee and a member of Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Stacey Turner of Blacksburg; a sister, Valerie Cobb of Gaffney; five brothers, Nefford Cobb of Blacksburg, Jack Cobb and Robert Cobb of Pacolet, Olin Cobb and Frank Cobb of Gaffney; and three grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Shurford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at Cherokee Falls Missionary Fellowship Church, with the Revs. Gregg Martin and Lucky Earls offiating. Pallbearers will be Danny Cody Tommy Cobb, Phillip Cobb, Gayland Garner, Buddy Ligon and Dennis “Coon” Hardin.
Foster Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Donald Smith
Member of Baptist Faith
Willie Donald Smith, 27, of 122 Lincoln Drive, died Monday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Willie Mae Smith and the late Wendell Camp.
He was a member of Greater New Faith Baptist Church and a member of the choir. He also attended the Restoration Church in Spartanburg.
He was last employed with One Source Facility Services in Spartanburg.
He is survived by two daughters, Thelma Fair of Gaffney and Renee Smith of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Lother Smith and Charles Edward Smith of Gaffney; three sisters, Willie Anderson Reed, Laverne Smith and Carolyn Shears of Gaffney; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Deacon Praziel
Retired machine operator
Deacon Charlie Praziel, 90, of 217 Seven Springs Raod in Blacksburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 9:10 p.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.
A native of Dublin, Ga., he was the husband of Ophelia Carter Praziel of the home, and the son of the late Judge Prazeil and the late Lizzie Praziel.
He was a retired machine operator for Southern Railroad after 36 years of service. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church for 60 years, where he served as a deacon and a treasurer for many years. At his death, he was attended by Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.
He was a meber of Mountain View Masonic Lodge in Blacksburg for 55 years and served most of thsoe years as a treasurer. He was also a member of Tamin No. 155 of the Noble Shrine in Spartanburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a step-son, H. Jeffery Carter of Montgomery, Ala.; a step-daughter, Janice Carter of Blacksburg; and four grandchildren.

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