Kathleen Peterson

Kathleen Peterson (Martin)

Sunday, April 26th, 1931 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Blacksburg -- Kathleen Martin Peterson, 88, of 674 Old Chester Rd, passed away on Sunday, November 10th, 2019, at her residence.

Born in Hickory Grove, she was the widow of Robert Peterson and the daughter of the late Hope Martin and Mary Dover Martin. Mrs. Peterson retired from textiles and was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was known as "MawMaw Pete" to many.

Mrs. Peterson is survived by one son, Wayne Peterson and wife, Brenda, of Blacksburg; one daughter, Kathryn Rumfelt and husband, Sam, of Blacksburg; her son-in-law, Eddie Gilfillan; her baby brother, Gene Martin and wife, Vivian, of Blacksburg; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jan P. Gilfillan; her sister, Mary (Sis) Peterson; her brothers, Marvin, Bill, and Bud Martin; and four grandchildren, Rylee Medrona, Deborah Wright, Buford Blanton, and C.W. Westmoreland.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Eddie Hardin officiating. Entombment will follow at Clingman Memorial Gardens and her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family extends special thanks to Myra Gilfillan, Thelma (Tencie) Elliott, and Carolyn Hughey.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 511 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702 or Nazareth Baptist Church,1156 Ninety Nine Island Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 3:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary Chapel
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, SC 29702
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Eddie Hardin
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 |
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
    Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
    1219 East Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
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Tammie Ramsey

Posted at 09:46pm
I remember the kisses she always gave us all in the grocery store. it was a great pleasure to see her coming in as she always brightened our days. She will truly be missed by everyone she knew.

Kendra Ehlich Elliott

Posted at 03:49pm
A more welcoming loving woman didn’t exist. She welcomed me that first Sunday I came for dinner and treated me like a loved member of the family for 20+ years. You will certainly be missed Maw Maw!!! I love you

Joel & Millie Martin-Lawhorn's-Satterfield's

Posted at 07:14am
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