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Rifton ‘JR’ Joseph Gore, Jr.: Nakina

1943 – 2020

     Rifton ‘JR’ Joseph Gore, Jr., of Nakina died Saturday, April 18, in the McLeod Loris hospital. He was 76.

     Born May 10, 1943 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Rifton Joseph Gore, Sr. and Edith Gore.

     He is survived by his wife Clara Lindsay Gore of the home; two sons, William Gore and his wife Pam of Whiteville, and Joe Gore and his wife Abby of Tabor City; one daughter, Melissa Smith and her husband Joe of Tabor City; one step-daughter, Lisa Ann Price and her husband Glenn of Evergreen; one brother, Ronnie Gore of Tabor City; one sister, Emma Grey Taylor and her husband Tommy of Tabor City; 10 grandchildren, Harrison Gore, John Harvey Gore, Chandler Gore, Treylon Gore, Mallory Gore, Kelsea Noble, Alexis Noble, Glenn Price, Jr., Brittini Price and Gabriel Smith and five great grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Christen Vogel and Brandon Price and one step-son, John Keith Jones.

     A drop in visitation was planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Graveside services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Price Cemetery, Evergreen, with Rev. Rusty Brown officiating.

     A guest register is available here.