Patricia S. Splawn

Published 5:11 pm Monday, December 3, 2012

Patricia Smith “Patsy” Splawn, 74, of 4559 Chesnee Road, Rutherfordton died December 2, 2012 in Landrum, S.C.   

She was the daughter of the late Esco and Beatrice Westbrook Smith; beloved wife of Ralph Splawn and mother of Michael Keith Splawn and the late Gary Splawn. She is also survived by her brother, Grady Smith (Madelyn), and sister, Sharon Smith Clarke (Les), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patsy was an active member of Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren and worked for several years as a dental assistant in both Landrum and Spartanburg.  She assisted Ralph in the family business, Splawn Egg Farm, for many years and worked part time at Harley’s Dress Shoppe in Chesnee, S.C.

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Not only was Patsy dearly loved by the Smith and Splawn families but by her church family and community for her hospitality and willingness to help others.  Their home was always open to family and friends for many happy gatherings and she will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Petty Funeral Home, Landrum, S.C. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 and funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, 555 Melvin Hill Road, Columbus, N.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

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