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Ginger Horton
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory
1047 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC

Gaffney, S.C. - Ginger Elizabeth Horton, 57, of 850 Potter Road, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Vera Littlejohn Horton of Gaffney and the late C. F. (Buddy) Horton. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School and received her Bachelor's degree of Science and a Master's of Arts in teaching from Winthrop College. She retired from the Cherokee County School System after 28 years at Blacksburg High School, a small school where she taught multiple subjects. With all subjects, her goal was to let all the students know that life existed outside the Town of Blacksburg. She believed education brings opportunity and always encouraged her students to achieve and strive for more in all areas of life.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her constant companion and partner of 28 years, Teresa Rhymer. Together they built a house and together they made it a home, a home shared with many friends and family. In addition she is survived by her brother, Gregory (Knot) Horton; her extended family, Jean Rhymer Heath Jansen and Paul; Stanley Heath; Carrie Heath Harris, her husband, Kelly, and their sons Cohen and Blaine; Julie Heath Watters, her husband Jason, and their children Mason and Abbey; Jessica Rhymer Knight, her husband, Zach, and their sons, Cody, Cooper, and Case. She leaves behind her faithful dog Karsen and loving cat Maggie.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation with The Reverend Jenny Gettys officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Church Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cherokee County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2223, Gaffney, SC 29342 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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Published by The Gaffney Ledger on Dec. 14, 2018.
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Ginger was pure sunshine. I am blessed to have known her. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Pam Elder
December 21, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss.
December 20, 2018
Ginger Loved Life and Her Family Dearly !
Had The Pleasure of Speaking to Her Several Times in the Last Few Months !!
She Had Wanted To Be Sure That I Was Going To Visit Her Mom ... Pray For This Family !!
Glenda Garrett
December 14, 2018
Praying for family.
Mary Huskey
December 14, 2018
She was a very cheerful loving friend, teacher and it was great getting to know her, I'm very sorry for loss.
Mary Huskey
December 14, 2018
I had the pleasure of having her as my teacher three years during my time at BHS. She was such a kind, upbeat, wonderful lady who always cared for her students. I'm grateful to have known her. She will be missed by many.
December 13, 2018
She is a great person and an awesome teacher!!! She always had a smile for you when you were down and out! Always encouraged her students to go above and beyond in everything they did! She will be greatly missed! RIP Mrs Horton
S Cierra Sutson
December 13, 2018
I'm sorry for the loss of a wonderful special teacher/ friend.She will truly be missed and taught all of us at BHS a lot.
Tanny Gibson
December 13, 2018
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