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November 20, 2009

BEULAH RICHARDSON Beulah Smith Richardson, 80. of Gaffney, South Carolina, died, Friday, November 20 , 2009 at her residence. She was born in Peoples, Ohio and was a daughter of the late Rev. Carl Smith and Edna Marie Peeno Smith. Mrs. Richardson was a retired Teacher , working with the Head Start program in Illinois . She was a homemaker and was active in the Senior Centers of Cherokee County. She was a member of the Park Hills Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ronald O Richardson in 2005; a brother, Carl Smith, Jr. and a granddaughter, Angela Fitzpatrick. Surviving are three sons, Ronald D. Richardson and his wife, Debbie of Concord, NC; Jeffrey Richardson and his wife, Mara of Gaffney and John Mark Richardson and his wife, Linda of Gaffney; two daughters, Sharon Fitzpatrick and her husband Tim of Huntington, WV and Donna Taylor and her husband Tom of Springfield, MO; fours sisters, Emma Jean Horner of Shelbyville, IN; Edith Arritt and her husband, Ronald; Ethel Smith ; and Dorothy Bowen and her husband, Ted, all of Covington; eleven grandchildren and eleven great children. The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday , November 24, 2009 in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Roberts officiating, assisted by the Rev. William M. Hartsfield. The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends one hour prior to service at Arritt Funeral Home.
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