August 29, 1937 - February 16, 2022
It is with deep sorrow that the Gryder family announces the death of their beloved mother, Betty Ruth Gosnell Gryder, 84. Mrs. Gryder, the widow of James Luke Gryder, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. A funeral service to honor her life will be held at 12 o'clock on Monday, February 21, 2022, at The Chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Ray Jeffords will officiate with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The Directors of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home & Crematory are caring for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1655 Hartsville, SC 29551. Born in Knoxville, TN, on August 29, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Gosnell and the late Stella Williams Gosnell. She was born with a servant's heart and she was always there to help wherever she could. She was a loving Mom who loved her children and always let us know that we were loved. She used to tell people that you are only a stranger once. She loved to garden and to grow roses and orchids. She retired from Ace Hardware and she loved Hartsville and all the residents living there -- this was truly her home. She is survived by her sons, Michael Wayne (Bobbie) Smalley of Hartsville, SC; Benjamin Smalley of Crawfordsville, FL, Hugh Thomas Smalley of Ft. Valley, GA, Michael Edward Gryder of Ohio; daughter, Mary Louise Napier of Charleston, SC; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, William Newton Lane Jr., and James Robert Smalley.
It is with deep sorrow that the Gryder family announces the death of their beloved mother, Betty Ruth Gosnell Gryder, 84. Mrs. Gryder, the widow of James Luke Gryder, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. A funeral service... View Obituary & Service Information
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