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Marie O. Vinson

GREAT FALLS --Mrs. Marie Osborne Vinson, formerly of Great Falls and the widow of R. Gant Vinson, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Rock Hill Healthcare.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Oct. 10 at First Baptist Church of Great Falls, with the Rev. Greg Batchelor and the Rev. Jeffrey Lingle officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Vinson, born March 14, 1922 in Mecklenburg County, N.C., was a daughter of the late Hiram Jones Osborne and Lila Kimbrell Osborne. She attended the schools of Mecklenburg County and was retired from J.P. Stevens Company in Great Falls. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Great Falls.

Surviving are her daughter, Beverly Gates and husband, Ronnie of Rock Hill; sister, Betty Nicholson of Mountain Rest, S.C.; brother, James Harvey Osborne of Great Falls; grandson, Scott and Susan Gates of Rock Hill; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 2 until 2:45 p.m. in the parlor of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Greenlawn Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 191, Great Falls, SC 29055 or to United Hospice of the Piedmont, 118 York Street, Chester, SC 29706.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.