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Bessie Gaffney Edwards

Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Death 17 Oct 2012
Laurelton, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 100092672 · View Source
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Bessie Gaffney Edwards, 97, of 220-10 134th Road, Laurelton, N.Y., widow of Nathaniel Edwards and grandmother of Tonya Clay, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 5:55 p.m. at her residence.

Daughter of the late Katie L. Gaffney and the late Thomas Gaffney, she was a native of Gaffney.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Erma Gaffney Dozier and Mildred Gaffney Smith.

She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Laurelton. Mrs. Edwards was a graduate of Granard High School and retired as a nurse from Booth Memorial Hospital of Laurelton.

She is also survived by four daughters, Sheila Catherine Williams of Oscala, Fla., Jacqueline Pratt of Laurelton, N.Y., Shirley Crawford of Nashville, Tenn., and Joan Odom of Jamaica Queens, N.Y; her son, Tyrone Gaffney of Laurelton, N.Y,; her brother, Howard Gaffney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 22 great great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

Arrangements will be announced by Jeremiah Gaffney Funeral Home of Laurelton.

Courtesy of Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney.


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  • Created by: Keith and Linda Robertson
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Gaffney Edwards (unknown–17 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100092672, ; Maintained by Keith and Linda Robertson (contributor 46970718) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.