Long Creek – Deborah Norton Pelfrey, 65, wife of Gary Leander Pelfrey, Sr., passed away, Sunday, November 20, 2022, at her residence.


Born in Seneca, South Carolina, Deborah was the daughter of the late Vernon Otis Norton and Dorothy Ellen Watkins.  Deborah was a homemaker and attended Rock Hill Baptist Church.


Deborah is survived by her husband of 24 years; son, Brandon Pressley (Ruby); step-son, Gary Leander Pelfrey, Jr.; daughters, Summer Haymon (Junior), and Brandy Cheek; brothers, Joel Norton, and Ben Norton; sisters, Susan Taylor, Amy Blakely; grandchildren, Tyler Nelson, William Haymon, Kaaya Haymon, Justin Pierce, Samantha Pierce, Jacob Pierce, Susannah Pierce, Logan Pressley, Kaeleigh Pelfrey; and great-grandchildren, Leah Simpson, Braylyn Simpson, and Josalyn Walls.


In addition to her parents, Deborah is preceded in death by her brother, Vernon Norton; mother-in-law, Verba Pelfrey; granddaughter, Savannah Pierce; and son-in-law, Andrew Cheek.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and family from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.


The family is at their respective homes.  Flowers are accepted or memorials in Deborah’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672.  A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting