Nellie Brown Halford

Published 3:39 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nellie Brown Halford, 83, of Tryon, went home to be with her lord and savior on May 7, 2018. 

Nellie was the daughter of the late James and Mary Hutcherson Brown of Saluda, North Carolina, and wife of the late Edward W. Halford.

Nellie was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Landrum, South Carolina, and retired from Sara Lee Corporation.

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Nellie is survived by her children, Sandra Reid (Kenneth), Wayne Halford (Martha) and Calvin Halford (Christine) all of Tryon; Kim Searcy (Ricky) of Mill Spring and Darlene Forrester of Campobello; a sister, Ruby Thompson of Saluda; and a beloved best friend Vivian Searcy of Mill Spring, North Carolina.

She was nanny to Travis Reid (Sarah), Joshua Halford, Christopher Halford, Chandler Stanfield, Samatha Reid (Justin), Kensley Hendrix (Thomas), Skylar Searcy, Jodi Stanfield, LeighAnne Fowler, Cora Robinson and Christopher, Kerigan, Braeden and Kileigh Sullivan. She has two great-grandchildren, Emalynn Fong and Eden Hendrix.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Ed Halford; a daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Don Stanfield; a beloved son-in-law, Kenneth Reid; infant sons, Marshall and James Halford; brothers, Walter Hutcherson and James Brown; and sisters, Ola Hunsinger, Marie Tessneer and Mary Phillips.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, at Grace Baptist Church, with service to follow at 11 a.m., conducted by Pastor Nick Vance and Ron Severs. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 220, Landrum, South Carolina 29356.

The family is at the home of Ricky and Kim Searcy, 500 Silver Creek Road, Mill Spring.

Condolences may be sent to

Petty Funeral Home and Cremation, Landrum