Richard Neff Horne
Published 6:37 pm Thursday, December 22, 2011
Richard Neff Horne, 51, of Green Creek went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum.
He was the son of Betty Horne Stanley and Cecil Horne.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Chasity Horne and Tyler Horne; two brothers, Roger and Steve Horne; three sisters, Janet Culbreth, Teressa Collins and Nicole Horne, and a grandson, Dahntay Smith.
At some point after an accident 22 years ago that paralyzed him, Mr. Horne wrote a letter that included the following thoughts:
“My accident was my downfall. But one of the most important things to be aware of is your circumstances. If even anything feels remotely like you are not in control of it, bring it to someone’s attention and make changes.
“I ask God, like the Bible says, ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.’ Before it destroys your life, it’s best to trust the Lord. If you know a situation is not right then ask and figure out a different way.
“It almost cost me my mind and my life. God already had the solution put in my mind; I just didn’t want to accept it. With his help and love, I made it to the end.”
In accordance with Mr. Horne’s wishes, there will be no services for him.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.