Vaona P. Hartley(1921 - 2012)

Vaona P. Hartley


Vaona P. Hartley, 92, wife of the late Jesse L. Hartley, joined her Savior on Friday, December 21, 2012. She passed into the glory of Heaven from her home as she wished and in the presence of her beloved family.

Born in Morriston, Florida on August 19, 1921, she was the only child of Jesse and Verena Peterson. As her family's first college graduate, she finished Stetson University Magna Cum Laude in only three years. A faithful wife of 49 years, she treasured the Holy Bible and used it as a blueprint on which to build her life. She invested most of her adult years teaching the truths, promises, and life-changing principles found within God's word. She moved from Williston, Florida in 2002 to be close to her family and was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons and their spouses, Jesse and Carolyn Hartley of Greer, SC, Gary and Terry Hartley of St. Augustine, FL, Darrell and Marta Hartley of Greer, SC; a daughter, Sharon and Steve McCrum of Anaheim, CA; a daughter-in-law, Zora Hartley of Greenville, SC; eleven grandchildren, Pam Keown and Husband Chris, Andrea Welmaker and husband Kevin, Tiffany Garlington and husband James, Brandon Hartley and wife Jules, Gary Hartley, Jr. and wife Julia, Timmy Hartley, Caroline Hartley Shealy, David Hartley and wife Nicole, Benjamin McCrum, Caitlin McCrum, Miranda McCrum; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life is planned for January 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors. SC. Visitation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687, or Dunklin Memorial Camp, 3342 SW Hosanah Lane, Okeechobee, Florida 34974.

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Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 30, 2012