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Mae VanGundy

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Mae Melton VanGundy, 90, of Rock Hill, S.C, formerly of Charlotte, N.C. and Lake Lure, N.C., died gracefully and peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

She was a talented and gifted homemaker, living independently in her own home until March 21 of this year. She dearly loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her late husband, Bob, children, grand and great-grandchildren and her husband's family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Earl VanGundy; parents, W.C. and Vinnie Cobb Melton; and four brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Courtney and husband, Dale, Sandra Cruise and husband, Don; and son, Robert D. VanGundy and wife Amelia; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Courtney and wife, Bee Nah, Jason Courtney and wife, Leah, David Courtney, Kimberly Cruise Frady and husband, Les, Matthew Cruise, Adam Cruise and wife, Kelly, and Robert A. VanGundy; "adopted" granddaughter Bee-Sim Bethala; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Polly Haney, Mavorine VanDyke, Mozelle Honeycutt; and brothers, Kenneth and Eugene Melton.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Shelton P. Sanford III and the Rev. Charles Lucas. Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the Ann Burns Sanford Parlor at Westminster. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; First Baptist Church of Rock Hill, P.O. Box 11747, Rock Hill, SC 29731; Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 3717 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia, NC; United International Ministries, P.O. Box 36242, Rock Hill, SC 29732; Second Harvest Food Bank, 500-B Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206. E-mail condolences should be sent to

Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.