Eva Laughter Gosnell

Published 2:28 pm Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Eva Laughter Gosnell, 90, of 233 Scriven Rd, Tryon died Monday, July 5, 2010 in White Oak Manor, Tryon.

She was born July 7, 1919 in Polk County and was the daughter of the Late Mintie Jackson Laughter and Lee Laughter Sr.&bsp; Mrs. Gosnell was a member of the Tryon Second Baptist Church. She retired after 42 years of service from Southern Mercerizing in Tryon. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Gosnell Sr., who died November 5, 1969, and a sister, Ethel Belue, who died January 22, 1999.

Survivors include one son, John Wesley Junior Gosnell&bsp; (Dot) of Tryon; one daughter, Jeanette Gosnell of Tryon; one half brother, Lee Laughter Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; and one special niece, Joyce Hipp of Tryon.

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Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Dr. Dennis Jones and Rev. Albert Teague officiating

Burial will be held in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Tryon Second Baptist Church, 76, McDonald St., Tryon, N.C.&bsp; 28782 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.