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Wilma Raines Lance

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BREVARD--Wilma Raines Lance, 88, a native of Transylvania County, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday June 20th, 2014 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, SC.
Wilma was born May 3, 1926 in Brevard, NC to Louie and Eva Wilson Raines. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard W. Lance, brothers Wallace Raines and Warren Raines, a son Danny Lance, a daughter Sandra Lance and a grandson Chad Lance.
Surviving are her sisters Yvonne Wynn of Mt. View, Missouri and Laverne Rabon of Elgin, SC. Her surviving children are Melba (Gene) Parker of Mills River, NC; Dan (Linda) Lance of Hendersonville, NC; Juanita Lance of Hendersonville, NC; Malcolm (Jamie) Lance of Greer, SC; Terry (Susan) Lance of Pisgah Forest, NC; Randy Lance of Brevard, NC. She has 17 surviving grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandson, 8 nephews and 6 nieces.
Wilma was previously employed by American Thread and Morrison Cafeteria. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Mission in Pisgah Forest, NC. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her last wish was that all her family would be with her in Heaven.
Services will be held at Calvary Baptist Mission, 100 Cemetery Rd, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 on Tuesday June 24, 2014. Visitation will be from 1:30-3:00 pm and memorial service will follow at 3:00 with burial at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. Pastor Malcolm Lance will be officiating the services.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Jamie Lance, Jacob Lance, Jeremy Lance, Ryan Lance, Jared Lance, Will Lance, and Justin Lance.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Highland Baptist Church, Miracle Hill Children's Fund 3270 Hwy 414, Taylors, SC 29687.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.
Moody Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from June 22 to June 23, 2014
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