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Vela Beatrice Windsor
Vela Beatrice Windsor Gary, 89, widow of William
Norman Gary, formerly of 225 Virginia Ave., died Tuesday, Oct. 22,
2002. Survivors: A daughter, Mrs.
Robert C. (Nese) Hagood, of Greenwood; seven grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased: Sons, John Frank Gary and William Travis Gary.
Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight, at Harley
Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Friday, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens
Chapel Mausoleum. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: Alzheimer's Association,
Upstate SC Chapter, 521 N. McDuffie St., Anderson, SC
29621-5528. (Greenville News: 10-24-2002...contributed by
GREENWOOD – John Frank Gary, 65, widower of
Bobbie Spoon Gary, of 225 Virginia Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 7,
1998 at Self Memorial Hospital. Survivors: a son, John William
Gary of Greenwood; a daughter, Deborah Gary Ingram of Hodges;
mother, Vela Windsor Gary of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Nese)
Hagood of Greenwood; and four grandsons. Predeceased: father,
William Norman Gary. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at
Harley Funeral Home. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral
chapel. Burial: Greenville Memorial Gardens. Memorials: S.C.
School of the Deaf and Blind, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg,
S.C. 29302. Family: 110 Anderson Drive. (The Greenville News in October, 1998...contributed by
Greenwood-Ray James Gilden, 77, of 204
Kentucky Ave., husband of Esther Hunt Gilden, died April 20, 1999 at
the V. A. Hospital in Columbia.
Born in Walhalla, he was a sone
of the late JD and Maude Fox Gilden. He was a retired owner of the
Palmetto Radio and TV and Gilden Electronics. He was an Army World
War II Veteran, serving in Europe in the 13th Infantry, 8th
Division. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals.
He was a member of Mathews Lions Club for 50 years and a member of
the DAV, the American Legion Post 20 and Mathews United Methodist
Church. He was twice married, first to the late Ruth McKee
Gilden. Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter,
Kathy Davis of Greenwood, a son John D. Gilden of Spartanburg, two
stepdaughters, Esther Summers of Greenwood and Mrs. Steve [Marti}
Arsenhult of Ware Shoals; three sisters, Flora Pulley and Mildred
Bosse, both of Greenwood and Mary Mason of North Augusta, a brother,
William H. Gilden of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren and a great
-grandchild. Services will be conducted at 11 am Thursday at
Harley Funeral Home by the Rev. Nellie Cloninger and the
John Hipp. Burial with full military rites will be in Greenwood
Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Dennis Scott, Danny Reid,
Rusty Adams, William Griffin, Ralph Thomas, Tony Davis, and Toney
Crouch. Honorary escorts are members of the Mathews Lions
Club, the American Legion Post 20, all employees of Dorn VA Hospital
4th West, 8th Division Company L., the Men's Bible Class of Mathews
United Methodist Church, Dr. O. M. Cobb, Dr. Roland McKinney, Dr.
Cesar Vivanco, Debbie Hoag, Gail Perry, Jackie Smith, Bud Smith,
Susanne Hunt, Randy Hunt and Anna Smith.
Visitation will be from
7-9 pm Wednesday at the Funeral Home. The family is at the
home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's
Harley Funeral Home is in charge. (Index Journal, unknown
date, contributed by Andrew Staton)
Ruth McKee Gilden
Mrs. Ruth McKee
Gilden, 63, of 204 Kentuckey Ave; wife of Ray Gilden, died May 23,
1987 at her home. Born in Ninety Six, she was a daughter
of the late James D. and Ruby Elam McKee. She was retired from
Greenwood Mills, Durst Plant and was a member of the UMW Church
Circle and the Mission Society. Surviving in addition to her
husband of the home, are a son, John D. Gilden of Spartanburg, a
daughter, Mrs. Kathy Davis of Greenwood; three brothers, Allen
McKee and Royce McKee, both of Greenwood, and Bruce McKee of
Coronaca; tow sisters, Mrs. Emma Allen and Miss Edna McKee, both of
Greenwood; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 3 pm,
Monday at Mathews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sonny
Gossett, the Rev. Robert VeHorne, the Rev. John Hipp officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will
be nephews. Honorary escort will be the members of the Ladies
Bible Class of Mathews United Methodist Church. The family is
at the home of Mrs. Mildred Davis, 103 Woods Terrace, Augusta
Fields. The body is at Harley Funeral Home, where the family
will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight. The body will be placed in
the church a 2 pm Monday. Memorial may be made to Mathews
United Methodist Church. (Index Journal, unknown date, contributed
by Andrew Staton)