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"Obituary - Wiley Sylvester Gosnell"

Name: Wiley Sylvester Gosnell

Birth date: January 12, 1862

Birth location: Madison County, North Carolina

Father: William "Wiley" Wallace Gosnell

Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Sams

Married: Lillie A. Ingle on July 18, 1881, in Madison County, North Carolina.

Hulda McGarity on August 15, 1919, in Madison County, North Carolina.

Death date: August 16, 1944

Death location: Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Burial date: August 18, 1944

Burial location: Arcadia Cemetery, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Name of newspaper publication: Spartanburg Herald

Newspaper location: Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Page Number: 8

Date published: Thursday, August 17, 1944

Provided by: Joe Grant


"Transcript of the above obituary"

Wiley S. Gosnell, 81, well known resident of Spartanburg, Route 3, died at a local hospital Wednesday morning.

Mr. Gosnell had lived in the County for many years. He was a member of the Arcadia Baptist Church. A member of the Arcadia Masonic Lodge. Some time ago Mr. Gosnell received his 50 year badge from the lodge.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Will Gosnell of Valley Falls, George Gosnell of Whitney, Bob Gosnell of Spartanburg; four daughters, Mrs. May Banking, Mrs. Verna Dynn of Arcadia, Mrs. Etta Mason of Spartanburg and Mrs. Myrtle Wiggins of Hampton, Va.; two step children, Hoy Graham of Greenville and Mrs. Ophelia Blackwell of Arcadia; one brother, Rollins Gosnell of Mars Hill, N.C.; also 34 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Saxon Avenue Free Will Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Friday by the Rev. J. S. Rice. Burial will be in the Arcadia Cemetery.

The body will remain at the M. W. Bobo Funeral Chapel until 4 p.m. Friday at which time it will be taken to the Church to lie in state until the hour of service.

Further arrangements will be announced by Bobo's.


"Additional Information"

Additional Information:

Wiley Sylvester Gosnell is said to have fathered a child by Sis Rice, her son, Lawson.


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