Mary Frances "Frank" Moorhead
GAFFNEY, SC-- Mary Frances Moorhead, 89, of 1103B S. Limestone St., Gaffney, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mary, born in Gaffney January 12, 1924, was the daughter of the late Robert Claude Moorhead, Sr. and the late Louise Stacy Moorhead. She graduated from Gaffney High in 1941 and received a B. A. degree in Commerce from Limestone College in 1945. From 1945 to 1960 she was secretary to the principal at Gaffney High School. She worked 2 years as Executive Secretary to the late C. B. Poole. She retired in 1987 as Executive Secretary from Milliken & Co. after 25 years service. Mary was a lifelong member of Gaffney First Baptist Church. She enjoyed big band music and was an accomplished ballroom dancer. As a youth she enjoyed horseback riding having received her first much loved pony, Tancy Bo, at age 8. Many Saturday nights were spent in the supper clubs of Greenville dancing to the big bands of Charlie Spivak and Furman Neal. She was blessed with a quick wit and keen sense of humor. Though Mary had 3 proposals of marriage, she chose to remain single and live at home and became caregiver to her widowed mother. Mary spent her retirement years visiting and caring for relatives and friends.
She is survived by brother, Robert C. Moorhead, Jr. and wife Betty Jo of Umatilla, FL., brother, Norman Eugene Moorhead and wife Babs of Gaffney, niece, Carey Moorhead Hutson of Midlothian, VA, niece, Stacy Moorhead Hartranft and husband Scott of Rockville, MD, nephew, Robert Moorhead of Atlanta, GA, grandnephew, Zachary Hartranft and grandniece, Lexie Hartranft of Rockville, MD. Also surviving are a longtime special friend, Betsy Askins Humphries of Inman, SC, Kelly Stanley and wife Sandra of Gaffney, Roger Stanley of Blacksburg, and Kellon Stanley and Mabryn Stanley of Gaffney.
Visitation will be held at Blakely Funeral Home in Gaffney from 2:00 until 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2013 with services to follow at 3:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Joel Sellers and Rev. Russ Bradley. Pallbearers will be Dr. Cliff Fain, Randy Hurteau, Robert Moorhead, Randy Stacy, Dee Scarboro and L. Pat Smith. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary's name to the Limestone College Capital Campaign Fund, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340.
The family is at the home of Gene and Babs Moorhead, 127 Fernwood Drive in Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com
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