common / 10-09-2002

The Gaffney Ledger Obituaries Section


Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Mary Ann Moss
Retired anesthesiologist
Mary Ann Blackwell Moss, 69, formerly of Blacksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Brian Center, Columbia.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of Harold Woodrow Moss and daughter of the late Marvin Lawrence Blackwell and the late Isabelle Mary White Blackwell. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and a retired anesthesiologist from Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She along with Dr. Harwood founded an anesthesia school in Columbia in 1972.
Mrs. Moss was Mrs. South Carolina Baptist Hospital in 1953 and was very dedicated and loyal to the medical professional. She worked at Spartanburg Regional in labor and delivery for 25 years until her retirement.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, H.C. Blackwell.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Durham Robinson of Lexington; a son, Ralph (Mac) McIver Durham of Columbia; three grandchildren; a brother, Marvin L. Blackwell Jr. of Spartanburg; and a sister, Rachel Jane McCartha Carpenter of Blacksburg.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Marshall Foster. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends today from 1-2 p.m. at the church and at other times they will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 133 Bridges Rd., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Margie S. Carpenter
Longtime sales clerk
Margie Stroup Wright Carpenter, 79, of 309 E. Fairview Ave., died today, Oct. 9, 2002, at her residence.
Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of J. Wilmon Wright and James Leburn Carpenter and daughter of the late Thomas Elzie Stroup and the late Minnie Spencer Stroup.
Mrs. Carpenter was a sales clerk for 45 years at various stores on Main Street in Gaffney and was a Red Cross and Mental Health Association volunteer. She was a former member of Cliffside Baptist Church and was a member of Draytonville Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years, prayer group leader and a member of the senior citizens group.
Surviving are three sisters, Minnie Pearl Potter, Sue Hamrick, both of Gaffney, and June Davis of Cliffside; a step-daughter, Jane Waddell of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and five step-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Draytonville Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Todd Braswell and Robert Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cliffside Baptist Church Sunday School Class and Prayer Group.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Draytonville Baptist Church, 179 Draytonville Church Rd., Gaffney, S.C. 29340; or Cliffside Baptist Church Building Fund; or Hospice Care of S.C., 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.
Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

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