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Richard K. Corley
Richard Kendrick Corley, 53, of Saluda, died Sunday, May 26, 2002.
A native of Greenwood, S.C., he was the son of Giles and Annie Daniel and the late Albert Julian Corley. He was born June 27, 1948. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Citadel. He completed advanced study at the University of South Carolina and the FBI National Academy.
From December 1993 to the present, he was chief of police in Saluda. He was retired from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division after 27 years of service as a special agent.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rhonda Murff Corley; his daughter, Miller Anne Corley, and his brother, William E. Daniel.
There was a memorial service Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda.
There will be a private interment service for the family today at Bethlehem Cemetery at Cornaca, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Scholarship Fund, 7339 Broad River Road, Irmo, S.C. 29063 or to the Saluda Public Library, P.O. Box 486, Saluda, N.C. 28773.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Plumley
Barbara “Jane” Stevens Plumley, 53, of Inman, died May 28, 2002, at her home.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Mildred Ragan Stevens of Inman and the late Otis William Stevens.
She was a former employee of Belks and Community Cash and was a member of Inman United Methodist Church and the Friends of Shiloh.
Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Deana Fowler of Campobello; two sisters, Sandra Pack of Campobello, Melinda Ballenger of Inman; a brother, Buster Stevens of Spartanburg; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Inman United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ron Singleton. Burial will be in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Inman.
The family is at the home of her daughter, 103 Cheyenne Ridge Trail, Campobello.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Fund, c/o Inman United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 726, Inman, S.C. 29349.

Dorothy Wilsher
Dorothy Michels Wilsher, 94, of Columbus, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Tryon Estates Medical Facility in Columbus.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 10, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Walda Rund Michels. She received a Masters Degree from Wayne University and was a teacher at Michigan State (Detroit Board of Education). She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Tryon and was the widow of George C. Wilsher who died in 1991.
No services will be held.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1957, Tryon, N.C. 28782.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Lancaster
Edward Grey Lancaster, 85, of Spartanburg and Tryon, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at White Oak Manor.
He was the son of the late William Walker Lancaster and Maggie Hames Lancaster. He attended Wofford College and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the ordinance of the Air Force and was discharged as a captain. He was owner and operator of District Finance Company, Grey Motor Company and Grey Lancaster Auto Parts of Spartanburg, S.C. He was a noted trapshooter and life member of the Spartanburg Gun Club and the American Trapshooting Association. He was the South Carolina State Trapshooting Champion for seven years and was inducted into the North Carolina Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Brownlee Lancaster; a son Grey Lancaster Jr. of the home; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, John Brownlee Lancaster.
Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, May 30, 2002, at Sandy Plains A.R.P. Church, Route 1, Tryon, conducted by the Rev. Greg Hamer. The family will receive friends at the home (Grey Fox) after the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sandy Plains Carpet Fund, Rt. 1, Box 98, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or the charity of one’s choice.
Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Goldsmith
Connie Newland Goldsmith, 52, of Campobello, died May 28, 2002, at her home after an extended illness.
A native of Newark, Ohio, she was the daughter of Howard F. Newland of Thonotosassa, Fla., and the late Betty Cousen Newland. She was the wife of Michael Goldsmith.
She was an assistant manager with Bi-Lo and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her husband and father are a daughter, Brandee N. Dunagin of Inman; a son, Gregory M. Broms of Rosman; five sisters, Karen L. Brigmond of Kissimmee, Fla., Cathy L. Lough of Indian Shores, Fla., Bonnie S. Worley of Brandon, Fla., Karla G. Denny of Thonotosassa, Fla. and Kellie M. Weiser of Williamsburg, Va.; and a brother, Howard F. Newland Jr. of Brandon, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Seawright Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Michael Brigmond.
The family is at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Connie Goldsmith Memorial Fund, c/o The American Cancer Society, 600 N. Main St., Greer, S.C. 29651.

Philip Katrosh
Philip N. Katrosh, 92, formerly of Hyde, Pa. and most recently of Campobello, S.C., died May 28, 2002, at Pardee Hospital, Hendersonville.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sept. 7, 1909, He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Katrosh. He retired from Mont Clair Country Club in New Jersey and was affiliated with the Catholic faith.
Survivors include one son, Phillip Katrosh, of Woodruff, S.C.; two daughters, Elizabeth Smith and her husband, Vincent, and Barbara Briant and her husband, Frank, all of Campobello; five grandchildren, Vincent Smith, Robert Smith, K. Scott Katrosh, Charles Judge and James Smith; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cameron and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Katrosh was the last member of his immediate family and besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Adamson) Katrosh, whom he married Aug. 17, 1938, and who died on Oct. 15, 2000.
Services were held Saturday at The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. Rodger J. Gorton. Interment was at Crown Crest memorial Park.
The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Clearfield, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth McClure
Ruth Ellen McClure, 75, of Forest City, died May 29, 2002.
A native of Greenville County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Nettie Ellen Pace McClure. She was a member of Mountain Page Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two brothers, Durand McClure and Ulysses McClure, both of Inman; and two sisters, Katherine Wilson of Inman and Laura McMillan of Fountain, Colo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Page Baptist Church officiated by the Revs. Joe Geddes, Walter Gordon and Jimmie Owens. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Petty Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County.
Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Colleen Sweatt
Colleen (Ruff) Sweatt, of Crane, Mo., died May 30, 2002.
She was born on April 12, 1926, in Polk County to Henry H. Ruff and Ollie Mae Lawter Ruff.
She married Alfred H. Sweatt on May 13, 1944, was a homemaker and attended Full Gospel Church.
Mrs. Sweatt was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred; two daughters, Shirleen Brooklings, of Crane, and Nancy Sweatt of the home; four sons, Franklin Sweatt of Wenztvill, Mo., and Mickael Sweatt of Wappapello, Mo., David Sweatt of Sweet Springs, Mo., and Roger Sweatt of St. Louis; three sisters, Ruby Edwards and Elizabeth Mills, both of North Carolina, and Hazel Blanchard of Maryland; two brothers, Claude and Frankie Ruff, both of North Carolina; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel Owens
Hazel Roddy Owens, 73, of Landrum, died May 30, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional medical Center.
A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late C.L. and Mattie Sue Weaver Roddy. She was a retired private duty nurse, a homemaker and retired from Waldrop Heating & Air.
Survivors include her husband, Charles C. Owens; two daughters, Susan Smith of Bartlett, Tenn., and Charlene Owens of Spartanburg; and two grandsons.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Petty Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at Petty Funeral Home.
Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Rose Arnold
Vera Rose Mann Arnold, 78, of Tryon, died on Saturday, June 1, 2002.
She was born February 16, 1924, in Jefferson City, Mo. During her childhood she lived in Rochester, N.Y. and Omaha, Neb., where she attended Duchesne Academy of The Sacred Heart. Later her family moved to Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1947. She was a member of the Beta Zeta Sorority.
Vera Rose wed John William Arnold on September 8, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. Their lifetime together was a love affair in progress. They made their home in many different cities: Kansas City, Mo.; Portland, Ore.; Los Gatos, Calif.; Geneva, Ill.; Edina, N.M.; Winona, N.M.; Princeton, N.J.; Yardley, Pa.; and Tryon. She touched many along the way with her grace, goodness and love.
Vera Rose loved to decorate. She had an innate artistic and design talent and decided later in life to start her own interior design firm. She called her business the Door Knocker and served clients throughout the United States. Vera Rose loved to travel, she played a great game of golf, was very competitive in bridge, relaxed in the garden, read history books for fun, finished crossword puzzles no one else could. But, most of all, she loved and cared for her family like there was no tomorrow.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John William Arnold; three daughters, Catherine Tieden and husband, Richard, of Victoria, Minn., Elizabeth Galyardt and her husband, Grant, of Torrance, Calif., and Laurie Arnold of Leawood, Kan.; a son, Robert Arnold of Herndon, Va.; four grandchildren, Matthew Galyardt and his wife, Heidi, Peter Galyardt, Michael Tieden and Annie Tieden. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Montrose Mann; her father, Chester DeWitt Mann; and two brothers, Chester Mann and Montrose Mann.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at The Congregational Church, Tryon. A private interment will precede the service in the Memorial Garden of the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Vera Rose Arnold to: Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, The Adele Moore Scholarship Fund, 3601 Burt Street, Omaha, Neb. 68131 or to The Congregational Church, Memorial Endowment Fund, 210 Melrose Avenue, P.O. Box 1367, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

Helen Wilson
Helen Ometta Grigg Wilson, 79, of Ruston,La. died June 2, 2002.
A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late John William and Martha Bradley Grigg. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, where she was a member of the choir. She was past-president (with her husband) of the Louisiana Square Dance Association and was in the Shaklee Business as a senior supervisor.
Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Wilson; one son, Keith C. Wilson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one daughter, Ethylen L. Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Clayton Grigg of Inman; one sister Etta Ree Cantrell of Rutherfordton; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Robbie Vance. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the Hodge Home, 103 Crestview St., Landrum.
Petty Funeral Home, Landrum, is in charge of arrangements.

Zola T. Wood
Zola Taylor Wood, 84, of W. Columbia, S.C., died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Born in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late James Washington and Cordelia Webb Taylor, and the widow of Thamer Wood. She formerly lived in Spartanburg County.
Surviving locally is a sister, Valree Tallent of Landrum.
Services were held Wednesday, June 5, at Airport Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ed Lynch. Burial was at West Side Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kersha Hall
She was the daughter of Debbie Hall and Ronald Benson of Inman and was raised by Bennie Bates of Campobello. She was a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Fellowship Choir. She attended Chapman High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents are five brothers, Travis Hall, Michael Hall, Anthony Hall and Lokey Hall, all of Inman and Rashad Glenn of Reidville; her grandfather and grandmothers, Robert Hall and Emma Jackson Hall of Inman and Sara France Benson of Inman; and her great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Hall of Landrum.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, at Smith Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Cannon and Sons Funeral Service of Inman is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Phillips
Betty Louise Phillips, 63, of Campobello, died June 4, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Inman, she was the daughter of Mildred Blackwell Koon and the late Walter Koon and was the widow of Jimmy Phillips. She was first married to Marion Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.
A member of Bible Baptist Church in Landrum, she was employed with the Phelps/Dodge Company.
Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Wanda Huntsinger and Lynn Smith, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Ricky Smith of Inman; two sisters, Myrtle Howard of Inman and Ethel Holder of Spartanburg; a brother, Walter Lee Koon Jr. of Pauline; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Seawright Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Bible Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Tommy Turner and Danny Cannon. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus.
The family is at the home of her sister, Myrtle Howard, 6258 Highway 11, Inman.

Eric Dunbar
Eric Joseph Dunbar, 37, of Lake Lure, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home.
A native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., he was the son of Patricia Dunbar Gray of Newton, N.H. and Richard Dunbar of Milton, N.H. He moved to Lake Lure six weeks ago.
Survivors in addition to his mother and father are his wife, Elizabeth “Lib” Morris Dunbar of the home. Two brothers, Troy Dunbar of New Durham, N.H., and Jason Dunbar of Wells, Me. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
No local services are planned.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Ogden
Nancy Allen Ogden, 92, of Natchez, Miss., died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Natchez, Miss.
She was the wife of the late E.B. Ogden Jr. Since 1938, she was a summer resident of Saluda and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. She was born March 31, 1910, in New Orleans. After her marriage, she lived in Havana, Cuba, from 1936 to 1960. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Mary “Mimi” Ogden Ratcliffe.
Survivors include her sister, Eva Allen de Laureal of New Orleans; three daughters, Nancy “Nicky” Ogden Rogers Keller of Saluda and Greenville, S.C., Anita Ogden Moore of Atlanta and Ellen Ogden Hefley of Natchez, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Annie L. Gevedon
Annie Lou Gevedon, 85, of Horse Shoe, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, in a Hendersonville Hospital.
She was a native of Madison County and a daughter of the late Cleophus Dudley and Dollie Holcombe Hamlin.
Survivors include three sons, James David Gevedon of Mill Spring, Randall Morris Gevedon of McDonough, Ga., and R. Kevin Gevedon of Columbia, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Gevedon Sensing of Horse Shoe; two brothers, Edwin Hamlin of Warner Robins, Ga., and Hugh L. Hamlin of Torrance, Calif.; two sisters, Pearl Hamlin of Brevard and Mattie Whitmire of Pisgah Forest; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sunday, June 9, in the Boylston Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Revs. James Burris and Ralph Banning officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Boylston Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. 2, Box 248, Horse Shoe, N.C. 28742.

James Smith
James “Jim” Breaden Smith, 59, of Mill Spring, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at his home.
A native of Bellevue, Pa., he was a son of the late Gerald Guy Smith and Margaret Breaden Smith. He was a member of Carolina Haulers Club, a lifetime member of the VFW, trustee and council member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, and was a member of Rutherford County Shag Club. He was a veteran and retired from the U.S. Marine Corp where he served two terms in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Davis Smith of the home; four daughters, Pamela Smith of Newport News, Va., Tracy Croft of Beaufort, Kimberly Lawrence of Harkers Island and Donna Leet of Havelock; one son Jeremy Belew of the home; a sister Karen McCollough of Mill Spring; a brother, Thomas Smith of Centreville, Va.; and nine grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Sunset Memorial Park with full Military Rites on Monday, June 10, 2002, officiated by the Rev. Arlin Freshour, pastor of Bethlehem UMC, Mill Spring.
Crowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Janie Nell Black
Janie Nell Atkinson Black, 83, of Greenville, S.C., died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at White Oak Manor.
Born in Six Mile, S.C., she was the widow of Bill Black and a daughter of the late John T. and Mae Roper Atkinson.
She was a graduate of Six Mile Baptist Academy and retired from the Piedmont Plush Co. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and member of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class and the “Primetimers” of the church.
Surviving are her three grandchildren, including Kerry B. Cehen of Columbus; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, June 8, at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, with burial at Graceland Cemetery West.
Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor, Oak Street, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

Nettie Merritt
Nettie Wolfe Merritt, 90, died June 8, 2002, at Oakmont East Nursing Center.
A native of Landrum, she was the widow of the Rev. Simpson Albert Merritt and the daughter of the late John Curley and Roxie Shehan Wolfe. She was a member of Landrum Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Powdersville Pentecostal Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She and her husband were foster parents for about 25 years, having cared for 165 children in their home.
Surviving are two daughters, Becky Merritt Etters of Greenwood and Juanita Merritt Wofford of Landrum; four sons, James S. Merritt of the home, Dr. John L. Merritt of Green Bay, Wis., Dr. T. Casey Merritt of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rod Ashley of Greer; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Powderville Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in McNeely Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Landrum Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 355, Landrum, S.C., 29356.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Edgar ‘Ed’ Henderson
Edgar “Ed” Henderson, 81, of Rutherfordton, died June 8, 2002, at Rutherford Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Jerry Henderson and Martha Alewine Henderson.
He was a member of Poors Ford Baptist Church for more than 40 years and was a retired supervisor from the former Bommer Springs and Hinge Inc. of Landrum where he was employed for 29 years. He was a veteran of the Army, having served during World War II, where he was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division as an assistant tank operator. He served under Gen. George S. Patton and was stationed in Germany.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Muriel Poole Henderson of Rutherfordton; a son, Edgar Clifton Henderson of Rutherfordton; two daughters, Julia Annette Henderson and Geraldine Henderson Clement, both of Rutherfordton; and a grandson.
Services were held Monday at Poors Ford Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Robert Biggerstaff. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Charities of Children’s Services.
McMahan’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Whitmire Sr.
James “Bro” Haskell Whitmire Sr., 61, died June 10, 2002, at his home.
A native of Tryon, he was the son of the late Willie Louis and Lillie Thompson Whitmire and husband of Eunice Simpson.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Sonya Glover of Inman, Angela Stefani of Cambridge, England; two sons, James Haskell Whitmire and Stacey Lavon Whitmire, both of Tryon; one brother, Willie Lewis Whitmire of Tryon; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Monday at St. Luke C.M.E. Church in Tryon.
Cannon and Sons Mortuary of Landrum was in charge of arrangements.

James Miller
James Howard Miller, 86, of Tryon, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, in White Oak Manor Nursing Center, Tryon.
Born in Bloomfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Henry and Anna Bell Miller and husband of Ethel S. Belue Miller, who died in 1989. He was a member of Columbus Baptist Church, where he was a past deacon. He was a past employee of Tryon Exxon for many years and security guard at Hatch Mill, Columbus.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Miller Flynn of Tryon; two grandchildren, Tim Flynn and Tamara Scruggs, both of Tryon; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2002, in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with Dr. Joseph L. Emery officiating.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Morgan
Myrtle Morgan, 97, of Green River, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 in Autumn Care Nursing Center.
A lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Rachael Millinax Ward, and the wife of Dwight Morgan, who died in 1973. She was preceded in death by a son, Junior Morgan, and a grandson, Larry Morgan. She was the oldest member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Lynn Bradshaw of Columbus, and her grandson, Mike Morgan of Green River; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Pace Cemetery with the Rev. Lewis Staton officiating.
Thomas Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Amos Boyd
Amos Boyd, 88, of Tryon, died June 12, 2002, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Tryon.
He was the son of the late Amos Boyd Sr. and Hattie Whiteside Boyd and the widower of Catherine Whiteside Boyd.
He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of St. Luke CME Church in Tryon.
Funeral services were held Sunday at St. Luke CME Church, conducted by Barbara Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke CME Church, Markham Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782.
Cannon and Sons Mortuary of Landrum is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Coker McDaniel
Mildred Coker McDaniel, 91, of Tryon, died Saturday, June 15, in White Oak Manor.
Born in Williston, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Julia Cowart Coker and wife of the late Raymond E. McDaniel of West Chester, Pa., where they lived before moving to South Carolina in 1996.
Mildred McDaniel was a 1932 graduate of Florida State College for Women (FSU) and taught for many years. She was a past president of the Garden Club of West Chester, Pa., the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, Pa., and Spartanburg, S.C.
She was an avid gardener and qualified as a Master Landscape Gardener. She took two trips to South Africa to visit Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town. She was also a keen amateur bird watcher.
Surviving are two sons, Harold McDaniel of Kingsport, Tenn., and Robert McDaniel of Gowensville, S.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A private cremation will be held. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002 in McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Chaplain Tom Swift officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Workman
Roy Workman, 67, of Spartanburg, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, after an extended illness.
He was a native of Polk County and was a son of the late Leroy and Essie Mae Hudgins Workman. He had a career of over 35 years working in the NASCAR automotive industry. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by a son, Daryl Workman of Spartanburg; two daughters, Dianne W. Miller of Lilburn, Ga., and Deborah W. Petty of Lexington, S.C.; six grandchildren; a great grandchild; three brothers, Gene Workman and Jerry Workman of Inman and Edward Workman of Spartanburg; four sisters, Margie W. McAbee and Betty Kimmons of Inman, Tressie W. Brady of Green Creek and Mary W. Horne of Lyman, S.C.; and a special friend, Ruby Thomas of Cowpens.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Thomas Gossett.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd. Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Terry Jackson
Terry Diane Jackson, 51, wife of Wallace G. Jackson, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Rutherford Hospital.
Born in Rutherfordton, she was the daughter of Doris Williams of Sunny View and the late Terry Hardin. She was a member of Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring.
Survivors include her mother; her husband; two sons, Ricky Jackson and Chris Jackson, both of Rutherfordton; one daughter, Carmen Thompson of Saluda; two brothers, William Skipper of Hendersonville, and Mark Skipper of Sunny View; one sister, Susan Gilbert of Sunny View; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, in Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with the Revs. Bob Philbeck and Danny Siegfried officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Jackson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, N.C. 28801.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Ridings
Ronnie Dale Ridings, 34, of Gaffney, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, in Charleston Medical University after a year battle with leukemia.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Tammy Via Ridings, and a son of Buford and Barbara Robinson Ridings. He was an employee at Tietex International and was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church where he served on the steering committee. Mr. Ridings was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Pauline Robinson and his paternal grandparents, William and Mary Ridings.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Amber Guy of Gaffney, and Stacy Guy of the home; two sisters, Lisa Lynch of Hilton Head, and Michelle Ridings of Green Creek; two brothers, Johnny Ridings and Michael Ridings, both of Green Creek; one granddaughter, Katie Parton; and his paternal grandfather, Thomas Robinson of Forest City.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 21, 2002, at noon at New Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Shane Belue and George Holland officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 492, Chesnee, S.C. 29323.

Jane Wendling
Jane Eleanor Wendling, 80, of Columbus, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Tryon Estates in Columbus.
Born in Flushing, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Hermine Kemp Hoffman. She and her husband moved to the area in March, 1997. She was a member of Tryon United Methodist Chruch in Tryon.
Survivors include her husband, William Wendling; two daughters, Joan Hackett of Omaha, Neb., and Carolyn Marshall of Gastonia; one brother, William Hoffman of Lynchburg, Va.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Wendling.
Memorial services will be held in Tryon Estates Auditorium at a later date with the Revs. Ralph Kuether and Keith Franklin officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722 or the Tryon United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 195 New Market Rd., Tryon, N.C. 28782.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Grumbles
Lucille E. Grumbles, 90, of East Flat Rock died Monday, June 24, 2002, in Park Ridge Hospital.
She was a native of Polk County, a former resident of Saluda and lived in Henderson County for the last 20 years. She was a daughter of the late Rufus Heatherly and Daisy Pace Heatherly and the wife of Leo “Barney” Grumbles, who died in 1965. She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Eugene “Beano” Grumbles, who died in 1998. She was formerly employed by Spinning Wheel Rugs.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Saluda City Cemetery. The Rev. James Maybin will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors in Hendersonville.

James Brannon
James L. “J.L.” Brannon, 66, of Inman, died June 24, 2002, at his home.
A native of Campobello, he was the son of the late William Ernest and Ruth Brannon. He was the owner/operator of Brannons Garage and was a member of Gramling United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Brannon; one daughter, Shelley Fine of Chesnee; one son, Craig Brannon of Inman; four sisters, Lois Lawson of Inman, Faye Owens of Columbus, Dorothy Dowda of Landrum and Cleo Holland of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Boyce Brannon of Inman and Steven Brannon of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today at Gramling United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Henry Coley and Dr. Webb Belangia. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or Gramling United Methodist Chruch Building Fund, P.O. Box 58, Gramling, S.C. 29348.

Virginia Brown
Virginia Smith Brown, 85, of Tryon, former resident of Gastonia, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at her home.
Born in, and a lifelong resident of, Gastonia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Bessie Hipp Smith. Mrs. Brown was the founder and former owner with her late husband, Samuel James “Jimmy” Brown, of Caldwell Drug Store and Caldwell Home Care Services, both in Gastonia, from 1949-1999. She was a member of the First ARP Church, Gastonia.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Brown Jr. and Mike Brown, both of Gastonia, and Paul Brown of Tryon; a daughter, Cathy Simpson of Crossville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Don Brown.
Graveside services were held Saturday, June 29, 2002 in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
Memorials may be made to First ARP Church, 317 S. Chester Street, Gastonia, N.C. 28052 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, was in charge of arrangements.

Harold Waymon Sr.
Harold Waymon Sr., 77, formerly of Tryon, died June 28, 2002, after an extended illness, at CLC Nursing Center, Jonesboro, Ga.
Survivors include one son, Harold Jr. of New York; three sisters, Frances Fox of Riverdale, Ga., Dorothy Simmons of Atlanta, Ga., and Eunice Stroud (Nina Simone) of Paris, France; three brothers, Carrol Waymon, his twin, of San Diego, Calif., John Waymon of Antelope, Calif., and Samuel Waymon of Nyack, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Mildred Proctor of Mill Spring, Doris Glenn of Tryon, Arzella Epps of Maryland; brother-in-law, James Epps of Washington, D.C. and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. John D. and Rev. Mary Kate Waymon and one sister, Lucile Waddell.
A memorial service will be held at Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which he was a member, at a date to be announced.
Expressions of condolences or questions may be sent to Mrs. Frances Fox (sister) at 79 Flint River Rd., #11C, Riverdale, Ga. 30274, or call 770-472-9173.


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