Published 3:19 pm Friday, March 20, 2009
She was lifelong resident of Henderson County, the daughter of the late Ellis and Janie Edwards Laughter and was preceded in death by her husband, James Grady Guice; two brothers, Wiley and Ralph Laughter; and two sisters, Bessie Parris and Mary Jo Kelley.
She was a member of Upward Baptist Church and had worked for Pardee Hospital in the dietary kitchen.
She is survived by five daughters, Vonda Fair of Hendersonville, Linda Smallwood of Athens, Ga., Barbie Ebbett of Wortham, Texas, Mary Smith of Pickens, S.C., and Polly Higgins of Tryon; four sisters, Jessie Newman of Balfour, Pauline Laughter of Hendersonville, Myrtle Stamey of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lois Case of Saluda; a brother, Fred Laughter of Balfour; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Flat Rock First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rudy Smith and the Rev. Allen Sherwood officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com.