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Dr. Herman W. Nodine

Published 10:00pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dr. Herman Walker Nodine, 85, of Rutherfordton, N.C. passed away, Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014 in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Ashville, N.C.
Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., he was the son of the late Andrew Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Nodine.
He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1946 and served for seven years during the Korean Conflict. Although he lost his eyesight during his military service, he achieved many educational accomplishments.
Dr. Nodine entered the Christian Ministry in 1959. He graduated from North Greenville Junior College receiving an Associate of Arts Degree, graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree, earned his Bachelor of Divinity Degree form Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. and received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Nodine retired as a Presbyterian Minister and after retirement he pastored Rock Springs Baptist Church in Rutherfordton, N.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, James and Joe Nodine; six sisters, Margaret Gowan, Era Barnette, Pauline Erskine, Dorothy, Myrtle and Ruth Nodine.
Surviving is his wife of 15 years, Jean Kelly Nodine; two sons, Billy Nodine (Rosanna) and Charles Nodine; two daughters, Melinda Nodine and Melissa Nodine Causby (Brad); two step sons, Steve Willis and John Willis; four step-daughters, Paula Welch, Beth McDaniel, Hope Willis and Jennifer DeHart; three sisters, Frances Phillips, Nancy Burrell and Faye Page.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, Walker Nodine, Brian Revis, Ethan Causby, Katherine Causby and Simon DeHart; two great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Tucker Revis.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Rock Springs Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, N.C. with Rev. Greg Huntley, Rev. Buddy Freeman and Rev. Ron Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rite by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nodine Center, c/o Rock Springs Baptist Church, 111 Polk County Line Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com
McFarland Funeral Chapel

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