common / 10-02-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Broadus L. Jackson II
Construction worker
BLACKSBURG – Broadus Lee Jackson II, 29, of 143 Ballfield Rd., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in Cleveland Memorial Hospital.
A native of Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the husband of Tracy Walker Jackson of Smyrna and son of Nancy Etter Bratton Jackson of Blacksburg and the late Broadus Lee Jackson. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and worked in construction as a pipe fitter helper.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, Broadus Lee (Trey) Jackson III, Hunter Franklin Jackson, both of Smyrna, and Eric Lee Jackson of the home; a brother, Frankie Jackson of the home; and three sisters, Rosie Eubanks of Simpsonville, Starr Jackson of Grover and Lilac Jackson of Blacksburg.
Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Craig. Burial will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens. Body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Larry Rayfield, Dwight Bowens, Frankie Jackson, Bud Fulton, Ben Cochran, Willie Eubanks, and John (Yankey) Lautenshlager.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary.

Israel A. Huskins
Shelby native
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Israel Ames Huskins, 24, of 2078 Bethlehem Rd., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, in North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
A native of Shelby, he was the son of Jimmy Wray Huskins Jr. and Noma Woodward Huskins of the home. He was a member of Kings Tabernacle in Stanley and was a carpenter.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Zachery Dylan Hayes of Kings Mountain; a daughter, Isabel Victoria Huskins of Gastonia; two sisters, Marie Huskins and Sara Mae Huskins, both of Kings Mountain; and two brothers, Jimmy Huskins and Josh Huskins, both of Kings Mountain.
The family is at the residence.
Arrangements are incomplete. Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg, is in charge.

Otto F. Rayfield
Retired construction worker
CHERRYVILLE, N.C. – Otto Floyd Rayfield, 84, of 1207 Foster Rd., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in the VA Hospital at Salisbury after an extended illness.
A native of Gaston County, he was born on Aug. 5, 1918, a son of the late Clifford and Dovie Robinson Rayfield. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain and was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran. He was a retired building construction worker.
Surviving are his wife, Maggie Black Rayfield of the home; three sons, Dennis W. Rayfield of Blacksburg, Rev. Gary G. Rayfield of Glendale, Ariz., and R. Keith Rayfield of Kings Mountain; a daughter, Patrisha Hainstock of Cherryville; a brother, Kelly Rayfield of Mauldin; four sisters, Bertha Barnhart of Waynesville, Jessie F. Rayfield of Kannapolis, Bonnie Ward of Waco and Willie Hickman of Troutman; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rayfield was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph Rayfield, Howard Rayfield and James Hubert Rayfield, and sisters, Bryte R. Carpenter and Ella Mae Davis.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mitchell Pruitt and Gary G. Rayfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
The body is at the home.
Arrangements by Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville.

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