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Margaret Shaffer

ORANGEBURG -- Mrs. Margaret Marie Bair Shaffer, 76, of 3236 Bamberg Road died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Jolley Acres Nursing Home, Orangeburg.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church, Orangeburg, with the Rev. Patrick Latta and the Rev. Asbury Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A native of Orangeburg, Mrs. Shaffer was a daughter of the late Jacob Sylvester Bair and Goldie Vessey Bair. She was retired from Southern Bell with 39 1/2 years service and a former member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of North Side Baptist Church Orangeburg and a graduate of Orangeburg High School.

Surviving is her husband Ralph E. Shaffer Sr.; three sons, Ralph E. "Al" Shaffer Jr. and his wife, Susan (McMichael) of Orangeburg, S.C., Michael P. Shaffer and his wife, Karen (Tyler) of Chester, S.C., and Kurt R. Shaffer and his wife, Sandy (Judy) of Black Mountain, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Shaffer Webster and her husband, Pierce, Jerad Hughes, Melanie Shaffer, Ashlyn Hughes, Randy, Callie and Maggie Shaffer; two brothers; Z.A. Bair of Orangeburg, Earl Bair of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Gary Bair of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Dot B. Vickery of Orangeburg, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home, Chester, S.C., and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home, Orangeburg, S.C.