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Bernice Faye Aderholt

November 23, 1923 — January 11, 2014

Bernice Faye Rothlis Aderholt, age 90, of Anderson, passed away at NHC Anderson on Saturday, January 11, 2014, as a result of Alzheimer’s. Born on November 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles Theodore Rothlis and the late Mary Bernice Gaston Rothlis. For 45 years, she was the devoted wife of the late Virgil Leonard Aderholt until his death in 1987. Faye was a school teacher and church musician for many years. She went to China, Estonia, and Germany as a volunteer Christian worker. While in China, Mrs. Aderholt became a sponsor for a very special Chinese family who became very important in her life, June and Gao and their son. Survivors include 3 daughters: Linda Harral and husband Coy, of Anderson, Susie Bolton and husband Bruce, of Waveland, MS, and Glynda Bowen and husband Dell; a grandson, Adrian Bolton of San Antonio, TX, a granddaughter, Connie Asad of Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Frances Phelps of Blythewood, SC; three sisters: Judy Caraway and husband, O.J., of Lakeridge, TX, Joy Manuel of San Antonio, TX, and Betty Weichert of Kerrville, TX. In addition to her parents and her husband, Virgil, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Smelley. There will be a memorial service held to honor the life of Mrs. Aderholt at New Hope Baptist Church in Hardy, AR, at a later date. Interment will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Highland, AR. Local arrangements are being handled by The McDougald Funeral Home in Anderson, SC. Tri County Funeral Home in Hardy, AR, will be serving the family in Arkansas. Contributions in memory of Faye Aderholt may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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