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The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Homer O. Moose
Retired textile worker
BLACKSBURG – Homer O. Moose, 68, of 363 Dickson Rd., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at his home.
A native of Gaston County, N.C., he was the son of the late Gustus Leroy and Etta Lackey Moose. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired textile worker.
Surviving are three sons, Mark O. Moose of Glasgow, Ky., Berry R. Moose of the home, and Bryant Moose of Dawsonville, Ga.; three sisters, Pearl Rash of Blacksburg, Margie Ledford and Sadie Evans, both of Dallas, N.C.; a brother, Don Porch of Florida; and three grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Moose was preceded in death by a son, Mike Otto Moose; brothers, Paul Moose, Jack Porch and Bobby Porch; and sisters, Hazel Mitchell and Ruth M. Case.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Hardin Baptist Church Cemetery in Dallas, N.C.
The family members are at their respective homes.
Arrangements by White Columns-Blacksburg.

Rachel B. Tuft
Gaffney native
WOODRUFF – Rachel Baxter Tuft, 73, of Woodruff Manor, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2202, at 10:20 a.m. at Woodruff Manor.
A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Willie James Tuft and daughter of the late Cornelius Baxter and the late Zillie Baxter. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Sarah Phillips, Carolyn White, Linda Kay Tuft and Marie Tuft, all of Gaffney, and Sharon Sims of Gulfport, Miss.; a brother, Clinton Baxter of Shelby; three sisters, Betty J. Gregory of Gaffney, Minnie Degree of Queens, N.Y., and Jeannie Z. Mayes of Washington, D.C.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shady grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Robert L. Dover, L.C. Knuckles, Clarence Davis and Rev. Hines. Burial will be in the church cemetery. body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and flower bearers will be her nieces.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Shady Grove deacons and trustees. Honorary flower bearers will be the Shady Grove deaconess and trustees wives.
The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and James Phillips, 407 Granite Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Frances G. Carter
Retired lunchroom attendant
Frances Goforth Carter, 71, formerly of 3264 Pacolet Hwy., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Rufus Marion Carter and daughter of the late Floyd Kansas Goforth and the late Lelia Mathis Goforth. She was a retired lunchroom attendant and a member of Goucher Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Richard Carter of Gaffney; a sister, Ruby G. Baker of Gaffney; a brother, H.D. Goforth of Louisville, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Richard Carter, 3264 Pacolet Hwy.
Arrangements are incomplete.Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Mae Huggins
BLACKSBURG – Willie Mae Ware Huggins, 71, of 208 W. Carolina St., Apt. D-23, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Murphy, N.C., she was the widow of Herffered Denell Huggins and daughter of the late Sim Ware and the late Birdie Morrow Ware. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Morris of Myrtle Beach; a son, Jimmy Barnes of Columbia; three brothers, Sam Ware of Bryson City, N.C., Earl Ware and Corbin Ware, both of Murphy, N.C.; two sisters, Bobbie Moss of Aleworth, Ga., and Mattie Gaddis of Hickory Grove; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary is in charge.

Ethel C. Carroll
Retired from Musgrove and Burlington mills
BLACKSBURG – Ethel Caveny Carroll, 82, of 107 Summit Dr., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at her home.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Cole “Shack” Carroll and daughter of the late Lawson and Janie Cobb Caveny. She was retired from Musgrove Mills and Burlington Mills and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Hoyle “Buddy” Carroll and Ernest Haskell Carroll, both of Blacksburg; a daughter, Lois Catherine Spencer of Blacksburg; a sister, Gladys Caveny of Blacksburg; 12 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 24 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Clingman Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Dean Painter and Grady Gregory.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 tonight at White Columns-Blacksburg and at other times will be at the home.

Donald S. Benton
Retired from textiles
Donald S. Benton, 69, of 1335 Littlejohn Rd., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in Wallace Thomson Hospital, Union.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late William A. Benton and the late Mallei Burgess Benton. He was a retired textile worker.
Surviving are a daughter, Tracy McDaniel of Gaffney; a step-son, Kenny Blanton of Gaffney; a step-daughter, Lisa Carmack of St. Mary, Ga.; two brothers, Walter Benton of Gaffney and Kenneth Benton of Union; a sister, Lorene B. Allison of Gaffney; and three step-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8 at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Bill and Lorene Allison, 294 Ford Rd., Gaffney.

Grace F. McCall
Retired from Spectrum Yarn
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Grace Falls McCall, 74, of 112 Tack Court, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
A native of Cleveland County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Ethel Eunice Patterson Falls. She was the widow of Arvil McCall and was also preceded in death by her brothers, Don Falls and Franklin Falls.
Mrs. McCall was a member of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain and was retired from Spectrum Yarn, Kings Mountain.
Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Childers, of Gaffney and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Eddie Grey. Burial will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.
Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. At other times the family will be at the home of her sister, Elizabeth Childers, 100 Spruce St., Gaffney.

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