KINGS MOUNTAIN - Maryln Faye Hardin Woods, 81, a resident of Kings Mountain, went to join her heavenly Father June 15, 2014, peacefully with family at home. She was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Shelby Ora Mill Community, to the late Rev. N.S. Hardin and Lela Chapman Hardin.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Arizona Mae Weaver; and brothers, Morris Hardin and Max Hardin.
Faye married Bynum Woods at the sweet age of 16 and enjoyed the military life for 23 years, which enabled them to live in other countries. They encountered many different walks of life and made many friends along the way. After retirement from the military life, they both came back and lived in Kings Mountain.
Faye retired from Fiber Industries. Her special talent was playing the organ and piano. Anytime she had the opportunity to play she felt it honored God and those that heard her felt blessed. Her longest service to a church was New Buffalo Baptist Church in Grover. She was a member of David Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, where she enjoyed playing the organ and her Sunday school class.
Faye and Bynum operated Maple Springs Swimming Pool for many years, and later operated Maple Springs Antiques. Mother was a very good cook and hostess and loved having family and friends to eat. Faye was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. Everyone who knew Faye loved her kindness and patience. Faye was a devoted Christian and loved everyone.
The family would like to thank Hospice for the excellent home care they provided. Also, a special thanks to our wonderful caregivers, Melinda Mastroni, Wanda Cooper, Freida Bailey, Brenda Strickland and caring neighbor, Betty Hoyle.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bynum L. Woods of Kings Mountain; sons, Ricky Woods and wife Bonnie of Shelby and Scotty Woods of Kings Mountain; daughters, Jackie W. Porter and husband Roger of Shelby and Debbie W. Lail and husband Sam of Shelby; sister, Myrtle Horton of Shelby; grandchildren, David and Matt Woods of Shelby, Halie Ruppe of Blacksburg, S.C., Brandon Woods of Kings Mountain, Will Brackett of Blacksburg, S.C., and Heather Paysour of Shelby; great-grandchildren, Dallas, Dakota and Willow Woods of Shelby, Cody Ruppe of Blacksburg, S.C., and Chloe Woods of Kings Mountain.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at David Baptist Church, Kings Mountain
Officiated by: Pastor Jody Griffin, Dr. Paul Sorrells and the Rev. Russ Bradley
Interment: David Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral home: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150
Guest register: www.harrisfunerals.com