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Golda McIntosh

Mrs. Golda Elizabeth Grogan McIntosh, 93, of Landrum, South Carolina, died April 12, 2018, at the Smith Phayer Hospice House.

She was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church and the Esther Fidelis Sunday School Class.

Golda was born on Nov. 20, 1924, in Todd, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Millard and Mae Grogan. She was one of five children, two of whom preceded her in death: Virgie Teer of High Point, North Carolina, and Denver Grogan of Fleetwood, North Carolina.

After finishing secretarial college, Golda worked with the War Department in High Point, in the late 40s. She was later transferred to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she met her husband of 52 years, Tyree V. McInotsh, who also preceded her in death.

She later worked at Wix in Gastonia before becoming a mother and homemaker.

Golda and Tyree moved to Landrum in 1973, and bought the Western Auto Store which they operated for many years before retirement. Golda later worked as a ward clerk and certified nursing assistant at St. Luke’s Hospital, as well as private duty. 

She also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. She loved her family, playing bridge and gardening.

Surviving are two siblings Thelma Luther of Elkton, Maryland, and Thomas Grogan and wife Lois of Granite Falls, North Carolina. Also surviving are two daughters, Joyce Welborn and husband Bob of Trinity, North Carolina, and Libby Frohlich and husband Erich of Landrum; four grandchildren, Rob Welborn of Trinity, Scott and wife Kristin of Wellford, South Carolina, Heather and husband Darren of Greer, South Carolina, Ashley and husband Charles of Wilmington, North Carolina; five great-grandchildren, Sophia and Ty Vance, Indigo and Violet Kinney, Blakely Welborn; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Petty Funeral Chapel. The family received friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.  at the funeral home. 

Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Landrum First Baptist Church, 300 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, SC 29356; to the Shriners Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605; or to the Foothills Humane Society, P.O. Box 126, Tryon, NC 28782.

Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum