Gertrude "Cricket" Force PDF Print E-mail

Gertrude Elizabeth “Cricket” Blair Force, 94, of Silverstreet, widow of Grady W. Force, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 17, 1918, in Silverstreet, she was a daughter of the late John Chessley and Nancy Elizabeth Dominick Blair. She was a homemaker and had worked for Waldrop Brothers-Central Soya. Mrs. Force was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church where she was a longtime choir member and a member of WELCA. She served as a volunteer leader of the Silverstreet Girl Scouts and was a member of the Silverstreet High School Alumni Association.

Mrs. Force is survived by her daughters, Suzannah (Alton) Smith of Greenville and Trudy (Gordon) Brown of Anderson; grandchildren, Rhett Force (Pam) Long and Heidi Long (Andy) Boulware and great-grandchildren, Wilson, Maggie and Grady Long and Caroline and Emily Boulware.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, November 23, 2012, at Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Harry Crout and Rev. Rodney Gunter. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Angel Care, the staff of Springfield Place, the 3rd floor staff at NCMH and Dr. Thomas Bradberry for their loving care.

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#16 Harriett Rucker 2012-11-23 12:18
Trudy and Suzannah, You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have wonderful memories of your mom and you have been wonderful daughters to her. We'll miss her at Sunday School at Sprinfield. My love, Harriett Rucker
#15 Bob/Sherry Borchers 2012-11-22 23:27
Dear Trudy & family,
Linda & Bryan Storey and Bob & I just want to let you know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Your mother was a sweet, sweet lady.
May God comfort you all today and the days ahead. Love, Bob & Sherry and Bryan & Linda.
#14 Barbara L. Stanford 2012-11-21 21:00
Suzannah and Trudy,
So sorry to hear about "Miss Cric." I have such fond memories of her from my years in Silverstreet. She was a wonderful part of our community! Love to both of you, Barbara
#13 David and Annie Laur 2012-11-21 15:49
Trudy and Suzannah, I have been thinking about you and praying for you and your family. I enjoyed "Miss" Cricket so much when visiting my aunt at Springfield. Many times I would go in her room and have pleasant conversation about how I married a Silverstreet boy and her homeade ketchup. She was a dear lady and will be missed by many. I know you have a big whole in your hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Annie Laurie and David Dorroh
#12 Phyllis Neel 2012-11-21 12:36
Trudy and Suzanna, So sorry about Ms. Cric. She was a wonderful person who we loved dearly as well as your dad. I so miss your daddy coming to visit me but i know he has his beloved Ms. Cric now. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers! Lots of hugs, Phyllis, Clark and Emily.
#11 Gene Sheppard 2012-11-21 11:38
Susie, Trudy and family,

Gene and I were saddened to hear of the loss or your Mother and wish to send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Gene was honored to be an Honorary Pall Bearer and will see you Friday.
#10 Tom/ Karen Alexander 2012-11-21 11:24
We were so sorry to hear about your mother. We enjoyed meeting her when she came to church with you. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers for God's comfort and peace.
Tom and Karen Alexander
#9 Marcia Baxter 2012-11-21 10:15
Praying for you during this difficult time. Try to hold on the memories and be thankful for the heritage. Love, Marcia and Joe
#8 Susan Huffman 2012-11-21 09:56
Suzie, Trudy and families,
My love and prayers are with you.
#7 June Force 2012-11-21 08:09
To the family of Aunt Crick. We will miss her. She was such a joy, and we always loved to visit and talk to her.Love to all the family and may God bless and comfort you.
#6 Heather 2012-11-20 22:46
So sorry to hear about Cricket. What a sweet lady she was!!
Will have y'all in my thoughts. Much love!
#5 Sinclair Talbot 2012-11-20 21:13
God is merciful. You two girls have been so good to Cricket and she was a ray of sunshine to everyone who knew her. Hugs and love to all of the family.I will be in touch soon.
#4 Reva ,Lorex 2012-11-20 20:02
Suzanna and Trudy, I am sorry to hear that Ms. Gertrude
passed.She was so sweet. I know you all will miss her, as you should.The Lord has comfort and strength waiting for you, He will help you to carry on . love Reva
#3 Lonnette Turner 2012-11-20 19:43
Trudy and family, So very sorry to hear about your mother . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#2 Trudy Morehead 2012-11-20 18:39
Thinking of all of you! Prayers for comfort during this difficult time! Love you!
Trudy & Craig
#1 Beth Price Folk 2012-11-20 16:47
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a joy to work with when I was at Central Soya. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jimmy & Beth Folk