John W. "Jack" Maffett
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John "Jack" W. Maffett FLORENCE - John "Jack" Westbrook Maffett, 72, died Saturday evening, October 2, 2010 in a local hospital after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church with interment following in Mount Hope Cemetery directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Mr. Maffett was born April 5, 1938 in Florence a son of the late Robert F. and Ouida McCown Maffett. He was a graduate of McClenaghan High School and served his country in the US Navy for four years. A plaque for the local V.A. Memorial Park was given in his honor by his wife upon its opening in 2008. He retired from Lowe's in 1997 as Contract Sales Manager and became self employed as a residential home designer until the present. Mr. Maffett was a member of Pee Dee Homebuilders Association, First Presbyterian Church and the Grace and Truth Sunday School Class. He was also involved in the Tuesday and Thursday morning Men's Breakfast Prayer Groups of the church. Jack will be greatly missed for his wonderful sense of humor, upbeat personality, and wit by all of his host of loving friends who have given him so much support since the onset of his illness. His faith in God is what has sustained him for the past two years and he has been an inspiration to all who have known him. Surviving is his loving wife and soul mate of 32 years, Barbara Abu-Arab Maffett of the home who, along with Mr. Maffett renewed their marriage vows on September 30, 2010 at their home. He is also survived by brothers, Robbie Maffett of Chattanooga, TN and Haynie Maffett of Beaufort, SC; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Maffett Nance. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 700 Park Ave., Florence, SC 29501 or to or mailed to the Pancreatic Cancer Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245. Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Tuesday and Thursday Men's Prayer Breakfast Groups of First Presbyterian Church and Grace and Truth Sunday School Class members of the church.

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Published in Morning News on Oct. 4, 2010.
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October 8, 2010
Barbara, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Terry & Bobbie Housand
October 6, 2010

You are in my prayers during this time.
Death leaves heartaches noone can heal
Love leaves memories noone can steal.

Wanda Brown
October 6, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Bev & Corbett Byrd
October 6, 2010
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Your husband was a wonderful person and it was such pleasure seeing the two of you always looking so happy! May God continue to bless you and give you loving comfort!
With love,
DeDe Reynolds
October 6, 2010
Julie and I are so very sorry that we cannot attend Jack's service today. Pleae know that we are both thinking of you and lifting you up in prayers for strength and comfort. Jack was one of the most gentle men we've ever known.
Glenn Ham
October 5, 2010
Barbara you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jack was an inspiration to all of us and will be greatly missed. I know that he is now singing with the angels. Ann Elizabeth and Robbie Owens
Ann Elizabeth and Robbie Owens
October 5, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you.
Edward Drummond
October 5, 2010
Barbara, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. Jack will be missed.
Love, Charlotte McLendon Yarborough and Patsy McLendon Bateman
Patsy Bateman
October 4, 2010
Oh how I wish I could give you a big hug..I am so glad we chatted last week and shared our beliefs along with Jacks about God...We know he is with his Heavenly Redemer now with no pain and sharing that great smile,wisdom and love for all...You stand tall for all the love you two had for each other and God...You will be in my prayers and thoughts at this time..God bless and comfort you my friend...

Love, Carol Powers
Carol Powers
October 4, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and the days to follow.

Bill and Tracie
Bill and Tracie Schoen
October 4, 2010
I'll never forget this man with such a wonderful sense of humor and wisdom. But more than that, Jack was a kind and good man. He stands with God now. God be with you, Barbara. Love, Lary
Lary Davis
October 4, 2010
Dear Barbara

Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss.

October 4, 2010
Barbara, you are in my thoughts & prayers, I am so sorry to hear about Jack and the loss you are experiencing. Much love, Tassy
Tassy Wofford
October 4, 2010
Barbara, Please know I'm thinking of you....
With love,
Sally Taylor
October 4, 2010
He was the best Uncle one could ever ask for. So thankful we had him in our family.
Tonya Abu-Arab Montgomery
October 4, 2010
Barbara, so sorry to be out of town at this time. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Marie Neely
October 4, 2010
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