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Helen Elizabeth Hager

ROCK HILL -- Helen Elizabeth (Skelton) Hager, 79, of Williamson Road, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center following a long illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hager was of the Baptist faith and a service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008, in the Chapel of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, with Pastor Tony Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hager was born December 23, 1928, in Covington, Va. She is preceded in death by her parents, Audrey Bell (Hudkins) and Clarence Lee Skelton; her daughter, Donna Jean Boles; and her husband, Don Chilton Hager.

Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy (Dottie) Crowe and son-in-law, David, of Rock Hill; grandsons, Jonathon William and Matthew Isaac Crowe of Matthews, N.C., along with son-in-law, Elmer Boles; granddaughter, Melissa Wagner; grandson, Terry Meister; and great-granddaughters, Myeisha and Natasha Wagner of Springfield, Ohio.

Also surviving are one sister, Francis Quesinberry (Clayton) of Washington Court House, Ohio; two brothers, Dennis Skelton (Betty) of Lima, Ohio, and Bob Skelton (Barbara) of South Vienna, Ohio; brother-in-law, Albert Taylor and sister-in-law, Norma Curry, of St. Albans, W.Va.; nine nieces; and three nephews.

Last but not least, Mrs. Hager will be greatly missed by her very closest friend of 34 years, Helen Reece of Rock Hill, S.C., and her precious cats, Saki-T and Millie.

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Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.