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Dorothy Mahaffey

FORT MILL -- Mrs. Dorothy Lee Bayne Mahaffey, 85, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Benny Wade officiating.

Born in Fort Mill, Mrs. Mahaffey was a daughter of the late Bert Bayne Sr. and Vernie Epps Bayne. She graduated from Fort Mill High School. Mrs. Mahaffey was retired from Springs Industries, where she was a member of its 25-Year Club. She also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Mill. She was the widow of Howard Ross Mahaffey Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Howard R. Mahaffey Jr. of Fort Mill and Robert W. Mahaffey of Rock Hill; two daughters, Gloria M. Helms and husband, the late John L. Helms Sr., and Sharlene Plyler and husband Donnie, all of Rock Hill; her sister, Betty Reynolds of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Johnny Lynn Helms Jr. and wife, Allison, Wil Plyler, Matthew Helms and Beth Mahaffey; and two great-grandchildren, Trey Helms and Katelyn Helms.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Wolfe Funeral Home and other times at the home of Sharlene and Donnie Plyler, 708 Mountain Laurel Way, Rock Hill.