Explosion Fatal to Woman
Cliffside, Sept. 14—On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Otto Moore, aged 21, left the mill, where she and her husband were employed, to go home to cook supper. A few minutes after she had entered the house two neighbors, Mrs. Tiney Scruggs and H. McDaniel, saw and heard her as she ran screaming to the yard. She was a mass of flames. The neighbors rushed to her aid and smothered the fire with blankets. Dr. Moss was summoned and did all he could to give relief to the young wife. She was taken in an ambulance to the Rutherford Hospital where she died about forty five minutes after her arrival at the institution. She had been burned from her ankles to her neck.
Was By Herself.
There was no one in the home when the tragic accident happened but it is believed that the late Mrs. Moore had started a fire in the stove and, thinking it had gone out, poured some kerosene on the wood and that there was an immediate explosion. Some of the nearby neighbors thought they had heard a noise like that produced by a shotgun.
Funeral services for the victim were held in Prospect Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. T.M. Hester, of Spindale, officiating. Interment was made in the nearby cemetery. There were from 1,200 to 1,500 mourners present, the largest probably in the history of the church. There were masses of lovely flowers carried by Misses Ilean Scruggs, Alta and Minnie Saratte, Catherine Vinnatta, Inez Bridges, Ozelia Bridges, Nelle Greene, Blanche Holland, Lois Price and Ruth Blanton. The pall bearers were Gary Huskey, Tom Greene, Garry Moore, Herbert Greene, Xenophon Saratte, and Garry Saratte.
The late Mrs. Moore was Miss Biddie Mae Huskey before her marriage, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Huskey, by whom she is survived as well as by her husband, Otto Moore, to whom she was married on March 1, 1928, and by the following brothers and sister: G. Huskey, Cliffside, James C., Odell, Fuller, J.E. Jr., Paul and Saul Huskey, all of Gaffney, Rt 9, and Mrs. Mildred Carrol, of Harris.
This item was printed in The Sun on September 19, 1929.