common / 02-15-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Friday, February 15, 2002

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.; a grandson, Kevin Carter; and a granddaughter, Alicia Carter.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Goucher Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ray Long and Dr. James Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Price, Wayne Goforth, Charles Mathis Jr., Eddie Baker, David Wise and James Baker.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Center, 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
The family is at the home of Richard Carter, 3264 Pacolet Hwy.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ray P. Harding
Blacksburg native
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Ray Price Harding, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at his home in Georgia.
A native of Blacksburg, he had been a resident of Brunswick for 59 years. He was the former owner and operator of R&H Heating and Air and Ray Harding Builder. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, C. Phillip Harding Sr. and Rodney R. Harding, both of Brunswick; a brother, Rush Harding of Spartanburg; sisters, Irene Harding of Blacksburg and Wilma Rhodes of Gastonia, N.C.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Chapel Park Cemetery, Brunswick, with the Rev. Stanley Luke officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of the American Cancer Society.
(Courtesy of White Columns-Blacksburg.)

William B. Musselman Sr.
Nazareth, Pa., native
SALEM, Va. – The Rev. William Bruce Musselman Sr., 91, formerly of Gaffney, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Richfield Nursing Center, Salem.
A native of Nazareth, Pa., he was the widower of Annabel Caulkins Musselman and son of the late Paul Jonas and Estella Hoffman Musselman.
Surviving are sons Bruce Musselman Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, Paul Jay Musselman of Albuquerque, N.Mex., and David Musselman of Troutville, Va.; a daughter, Annabel Musselman Buerer of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Wert of Salem; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation and service times will be announced by White Columns-Gaffney.

Rachel B. Tuft
Gaffney native
WOODRUFF – Rachel Baxter Tuft, 73, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at 10:20 a.m. at Woodruff Manor.
A native of Gaffney, she was the wife of Willie James Tuft of Gaffney and daughter of Zillie Baxter of Gaffney and the late Cornelius Baxter. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother 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 with the Revs. Robert L. Dover, L.C. Knuckles, Clarence Davis and Hines officiating. 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 and flower bearers will be her nephews and nieces, respectively.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Shady Grove Baptist Church and honorary flower bearers will be the church’s deaconess and trustees’ wives.
The family is at the home of Sarah and James Phillips, 407 Granite Dr.
Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home.

Nettie H. Mangham
Gaffney native
Nettie Faye Hemphill Mangham, 70, of 311 W. Gensee St., Flint, Mich., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at 9:30 p.m. in University Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Widow of Jesse Mangham, Sr., she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late Ebb and Hattie Vanlue Hemphill. She attended Granard High School and Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Edith Fernanders Linday of Seattle, Wash.; a step-daughter, Diane Mangham of Flint; four step-sons, Quille and Frank Mangham, both of Flint, Jessie Mangham Jr. of California, and Robert Mangham of New York; three sisters, Burnestine (Bunt) Hemphill of Gaffney, Mary Ann Powell of Flint and Emma Martin of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, James Hemphill of Gaffney; 26 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Foss Avenue Baptist Church with burial in Flint Memorial Gardens.
Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home of Flint, Mich., is in charge of arrangements.
(Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary.)

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