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Daniel Fletcher Tafta

Daniel "Danny" Fletcher Tafta, 74, resident of 104 Greenville St. husband of Mary Andrea Smith Tafta passed away Saturday Jan. 23, 2016 at National Health Care of Lexington, SC.

Born in Abbeville County SC, Sept. 23, 1941, he was a son of the late Willie Kay Tafta and Inez Sorrow Tafta.

Danny was a former member of The Abbeville National Guard. He was a retired conductor with CSX Railroad with over 25 years service. Danny was a active member of Abbeville Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and former chairman of the maintenance and grounds committee. He was active in The Habitat for Humanity in Abbeville County and was a former board member. Danny will be remembered for his kind and caring nature.

Survivors include his beloved wife Mary Andrea Smith Tafta of the home; one son Steven Randolph "Randy" Tafta (Wanda) of Ninety Six, SC; one daughter Susan T. VanWey (David) of Chapin, SC; three brothers Tony Tafta of Greenwood, SC, Pat Tafta of Donalds , SC and Louis Tafta of Ninety Six, SC; one sister Mibie T. Smith of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren Jerod, Steven and Nicholas Tafta, and Heather, Noah and Kamryn Dominick.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Jimmy and Terry Tafta.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Abbeville Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Greg Henley and Frank Smith officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at the home 104 Greenville St. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30 in the Telford Parlor at Abbeville Presbyterian Church prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Danny may be made to The Abbeville Presbyterian Church 301 North Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Habitat for Humanity 205 N. Main St. McCormick, SC 29835.

Visitation

Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 PM

Service

Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
3:00 PM

Interment

Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620 Habitat for Humanity
205 N. Main Street
McCormick, SC 29835

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Guestbook

Mary Ann and Family, May you find comfort in God, family, and friends during this difficult time. Danny was a fine man and will surely be missed by all.

Sybil Woodall Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Ann,So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.Love,Frank

Frank Sloan Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jim Brown Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Ann, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.Hal & Cielo

Hal & Cielo Norris Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

Mary and family, I was so sorry to learn about Danny. I was so fortunate to have known him growing up in high school together. Sorry that we lost contact with each other after I left Abbeville and went into the Navy flying. When I got out, I didn't come back to Abbeville. It was so good to get to see him again at the Dutch Oven luncheon after so many years had passed. You and the family will be in my prayers.James Marvin Williams Raleigh NC1Thess 4:13-18

James Marvin Williams Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Ann and Family,So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I've always considered him a stalwart for our class's activities. I'm sure he will be missed by you and the whole community.

Bob Wiley Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for for your loss. Danny was a good man.

Mary Jo Schmidt Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Ann and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of being with Danny in the AHS class of 1960. He had a great personality and was such a kind person. May your good memories of sharing your life with him comfort you at this time.

Mary Myers Beaty Sylvester Jan 25 2016 12:00 AM

Danny was dear friend of mine for many years. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family.

Fred and Jean McMurtury Jan 24 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Anne and family,I am so sorry to hear about Danny. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Gail Williams Miller Jan 24 2016 12:00 AM

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