Edward Clifford Hoffer, Sr., 71, of 313 Old Post Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at his residence. Born in Athens, GA, he was the husband of Priscilla Abernathy Hoffer of the home and was the son of the late George W. Hoffer, Jr. and Elwanda Sailors Hoffer. Mr. Hoffer was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was employed by Diversified Energy. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Edward Clifford Hoffer, Jr. of Dallas, NC and Christopher Michael Hoffer of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Arlette Hoffer of Gaffney; a brother, Lamar Hoffer of Portland, OR; a sister, Elaine Barnwell of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, Gage Hoffer, Jacob Hoffer, both of Gaffney, Grayson Hoffer of Atlanta, GA, Christian Hoffer, Shannon Hoffer, Lauren Hoffer and Audrey Hoffer, all of Texas; a great-grandchild, Ethan Hoffer. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Blakely Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stuart A. Kersey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Cherokee Co. Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. The family will be at the residence, 313 Old Post Road, Gaffney. An online guest register is available at Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC