Martha Jo Gore
Martha Jo Gore
  • May 13, 1935 - November 18, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - Martha Jo Gore, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Mrs. Gore or Jo was widowed and survived by her sons, Rock Nichols of Rock Hill and Robert Moberg of Columbia; daughter, Tracy Jo Wright of Elgin; grandchildren Jessica Nichols of Rock Hill, Christina Holman and Lee Wright both of Columbia and Justin Amick of Myrtle Beach; great-grandchildren, David Jennings, Kelly Marie Jennings and Reese Holman.

Jo was originally from Columbia but has lived in Texas and Napa Valley, California for several years before settling back down in Forest Acres. Jo described herself as a home maker and while that's true, she was so much more than that. She was a longtime member of the Columbia Shag Club. Jo dedicated her life to the protection of animals and for the last two decades, she was the operator of Birdlove Avian Sanctuary where she rescued, loved and cared for unwanted and endangered exotic birds and other animals. Previously in California, she raised and bred Wippets and Greyhounds and won numerous awards both for both national and Canadian Championships.

A visitation will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017.

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