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Memorial created 12-23-2009 by
Grayson Cash
Cathy Giles Cash
October 26 1952 - December 21 2009

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07-22-2012 9:45 AM -- By: Grayson,  From:  

Mom, three weeks ago your grand daughter came into the world.  I know how badly you wanted a grandchild, and I wish that you had the chance to become a grandmother.  

Catherine has your name, and I can only hope that she also has your heart.



12-21-2011 12:49 AM -- By: pb,  From:  

May God give you peace on Cathy's 2nd angelversary. She seemed like a truly gifted woman.


10-26-2010 10:29 PM -- By: Mike Ford,  From: Rock Hill, SC  

~You're in a much better palce than most, you will be missed by many until we  have a chance to meet once again in heaven. While I have tried to contact you, little did I know about your departure.......I am so sorry that we had not a chance beforehand. You were the light for many. 704-574-9921

10-26-2010 1:29 PM -- By: Valencia's Mom,  From:  

 ~Happy Heavenly Birthday, Cathy....sent with thoughts and prayers to your precious family who dearly misses you~

10-03-2010 10:40 PM -- By: Eddie Keenan,  From: next door  

I feel your pain and sense of loss.  I lost my mother at age 61 to cancer. The pain is less but I still miss her.                    I liked your mom and it was obvious she was a really decent human being. We will see our moms again.            If I can help in any way please call.  Eddie Keenan 864-947-1976         &nbs p;           &n bsp;                       &nbs p;           &n bsp;                       &nbs p;        

10-01-2010 10:10 AM -- By: Lynn,  From: Saratoga Springs, NY  

I miss you, Mom.  You are within my thoughts daily an always within my heart.  I love you!  Life just isn't the same with  you not a part of it.  I miss our talks...our laughs...your love.  I carry forth the torch of your honor in knowing that life is full of your loving memory!

08-03-2010 1:23 PM -- By: deanna chitwood,  From: spartanburg  

01-22-2010 10:29 PM -- By: Uylanda,  From: Sacramento, CA  

To the family of Cathy Cash ~ Those we love left us with gifts that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom, friendship, advice, comfort when we needed it, and memories of their laughter and smile. These are gifts of love that are ours to keep. Although I don’t know the family I would like to send my condolences to you. May the tender mercy that God has always shown be with your family now so you will know that you are not alone. And may the prayers of others help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day. Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts at this sad time. - Isaiah 41:10 & 13.

When the time and situation allows you, please look up these scriptures to provide you with some comfort of knowing that the Bible promises a hope that you can see your wonderful Cathy again. - Job 14: 14-15,   Revelation 21:4, John 5:21, 28 & 29

01-11-2010 6:37 PM -- By: Beth Parris Carson,  From: Spartanburg  

Margie and family,

I was so sorry to read about Cathy's death.  It's been about 30 years since I've seen you  or your family but I think of you often.  I do see Dr. Bass at the hospital occasionally.

I hope you have been doing "OK" throughout this ordeal.  I know you must have been a great source of comfort to Cathy as you were always a great mother.  ( and nurse ! )

You are in my thought and prayers.

Peace, Love and Blessings to your family,

Beth P. Carson     

Ps Did you know Geneva Johnson died a couple of weeks ago?  I 'm sure you remember her.  That was sad.

I think this picture (If she had blond hair) looks just like you ! 




01-09-2010 4:18 PM -- By: Diana Edwards Blanton,  From: Green Creek, NC  

Dear Family,

  I, My mother, Louise Edwards,  my sister Margaret E. Clark, and Uncle Clifford and Aunt Fannie Collins came to the memorial at Cathy's house on Jan. 2, 2010.  We were so glad to be able to meet some of you for the first time.  We were saddened also, that it takes times like these to get distant cousins and other family members together.  The busy pace of all of our lives is not a valid excuse for this lack of familial closeness.  Christine's daughter, Dale, and I were discussing the fact that we need to try to have a Chitwood Reunion so all us later-generation Chitwood descendants can get to know each other better.


We are praying that you are comforted in your loss by all the wonderful memories you have of your sister, mother and daughter.  We hope that Margie's cut is healing well.  Do come see us when you are feeling up to company or call and maybe we can come to your house to visit a while.

May God's love and peace give you rest.


01-04-2010 8:05 PM -- By: Kathy Mabry,  From: Spartanburg  

Cathy was a big influence and teacher in my life.  I was very blessed to be among the ones who could count her as a friend.  I must be doing something right.

01-04-2010 4:19 PM -- By: ,  From:  

What a wonderful and gifted lady that has left us for her resting place. With such love and grace she inspired everyone she came in contact with and we shall miss her. If you look at her family and her amazing three adult children you can truly see the inspiration that by example she taught them. She loved unconditionally and strived to conquer with much fight whatever life brought her way with a determination to succeed. We will always have her in our hearts and memories and will join with her again. Love to my loving family, Cousin-Mala

01-04-2010 1:05 PM -- By: Rico Wallace,  From: inman  

To the Giles and Cash Families,i express to you my deepest of sympathy at this time.i pray God's spirit to give you comfort.also i pray that you will be at peace during this time of beravement.

01-03-2010 4:35 PM -- By: pat mcswain knudsen,  From:  

01-03-2010 7:39 AM -- By: Lyndsay Anders,  From: Inman, SC  

01-02-2010 3:01 PM -- By: BOB DYSON,  From: MOUNTAIN CITY,TN  


01-02-2010 12:55 PM -- By: Lori Gibson Mosseller,  From: Tryon, NC  

Very fond and funny memories of Cathy

01-02-2010 12:29 PM -- By: Debbie Servies,  From: Greer, SC  

My deepest and sincere sympathy to the family. 

01-02-2010 12:13 PM -- By: Chuck & Christine Christie,  From: Campobello, SC  

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. 

01-02-2010 9:45 AM -- By: Melissa and Sarah,  From: Asheville  

01-01-2010 11:20 PM -- By: jenny,  From: ashevegas  

I did not have the opportunity to meet you and still you touched my life. Thank you for the love and nurture you gave to Amy.

I know that the sparkliness and depth of Amy's soul was influenced by you.

Through Amy and Jess you have touched my heart and my my life has been enriched knowing them both.

Thank you Cathy Giles Cash.


Jenny Drum

01-01-2010 2:40 PM -- By: Chris Snelgrove,  From: Walnut Grove UMC  

Julia told us about Cathy's passing. She has been a brave, optimistic, and loving soul. Now she is even more of those things.

We are sorry for your loss, and are praying for you all.

01-01-2010 1:41 PM -- By: Ronnie Wilson,  From: High School  

I remember Cathy as always having a beautiful smile, so pleasant, but most of all, her beautiful heart.  Although I haven't seen her in 40 years, I know she was still  the beautiful person I remember her.  To the children, our prayers are with you.  Have comfort in knowing your mom was a wonderful person that touched so many lives in a good way.  Seek comfort in the Lord.

Ronnie & Deena


01-01-2010 2:31 AM -- By: Patti Briggs (Tawanda),  From: Marion N.C. 28752  

I wrote this lettter to Cathy the night she had passed and would like to share this with family and friends.


This is my good-bye to you my precious friend.! As you took flight this morning the world lost an incredible daugher,sister,mother and friend. I needed to say so much more that I never took the opportunity to say in person, because you had such hope for recovery and I had to believe it would happen. First, it is not fair that you got sick and had to leave this world far too soon before the work that you wanted to do was done. I will think of it as you receiving this incredible release to be a healthy,beautiful and inspirational angel. Your tired and diseased body is now fully restored and you will never experience physical pain again. I was at home preparing to come see you when you  left us this morning. My timing as always was off, or maybe it was as it  should have been.

When I received the news that you were at peace I told myself I should be rejoicing for you. That worked for a little while until I came to say my goodbyes at the funeral home as your precious family allowed me to do. I needed to see you so I could start processing my grief. Well, it worked, Your spirit had taken incredible flight so quickly, there was nothing of you left with your body,as it should have been. You were so outta here. This is not about me, but a hole came into my being that will never leave. I must absolutely say that you have been such a supportive and incredible friend. You know all of my secrets which thankfully you took with you. Ha! Many of the funniest and heartwarming stories that I have experienced for the last 25 years, that contribute to the person that I am today you were a part of. You always lived your life to the beat of a different drum and thought so out of the box that you had a lifechanging affect on all you touched. You counseled so many and opened your home to all that needed to be there to find peace. You constantly sought knowledge to understand life and your purpose in it through the Course in Miracles, The forum, etc. Now that I think of it this way ,you were way to young to leave this world , but you gave so much of yourself in your journey  here that you did the work of a multitude of people. You were non judgemental, listened with an open heart and your smile would light up a room. Your soulful voice and music that you shared  with many has been passed on to Jessica. I hope she will use this gift in the difficult days ahead to heal.

You and I were there for each other during grief,difficult personal and business times, sickness,  and times of celebration. You, Geri and I  (Thelma,Louise and Tawanda) have seen the sunset in the Grand Canyon (almost), buffalo in Arizona (maybe it was really haystacks),cruised the oceans blue,and drifted in the canals of San Antonio. We have definitely taken the road less traveled, been lost in the desert, and pursued aliens. Ha!  We have walked the streets of  New Orleans ,New York, Las Vegas, D.C. and driven the California coastline. These memories were legendary.

From afar I have watched your three beautiful, bright and gifted children mature and grow up. I see their special talents that will help them fullfill the potential that you wish for them. I hope they realize how truly proud of them you were. I promise I will love and be a friend to your family as long as they allow. ( I am bigger and meaner than most of them).

I will follow up with the scrapbook that you Geri and I planned about the ADVENTURES OF THELMA, LOUISE AND TAWANDA  as we experienced a truly special bond that only happens once in a lifetime. Good bye to my friend and sister in friendship and love. I fully expect a sign that you are checking back in on us from time to time.

Well, my eyes are swollen shut so I cannot proof the punctuation and spelling. Please excuse the flow as the words are pouring from my heart, and not my brain.

May you rest in peace baby! The world was a better place with you in it.

All my love,



12-31-2009 8:23 PM -- By: Shirley Cooke,  From: Bear Creek Bible Church  

Dear Cash Family,

Although we haven't seen Cathy very much in recent years, we remember fondly  her loving ways. Cathy and I would sing duets together when she attended our church.  The beginning of Bear Creek Bible Church started over thirty years ago on Cathy and Terry's property.  We will forever cherish those memories.

We are praying that you will feel the presence of the Lord with you as you go through this difficult time.

Blessings to you,

Jimmy and Shirley Cooke

12-31-2009 1:21 PM -- By: joe sims,  From: cornelius,nc  

I, did not know your mother, but I feel saddened by your loss, and may God bles you and your family in this time of loss. I really enjoyed the memorial tribute you did.

12-31-2009 11:50 AM -- By: Beth Calton,  From: GCFBC  

Sending my heartfelt sympothy to all the family!  Blessings!

12-31-2009 10:56 AM -- By: Julia Lancaster,  From: Pauline, S.C. 29374  

Your mom was a beautiful person, inside and out. Although we didn't see each other often enough, she was still in my prayers and heart.  She helped me with different things throughout the years and I really appreciated her help; she was a very loving and smart lady. 

Love to all of you,

Aunt Julia

12-31-2009 10:40 AM -- By: David Ezell,  From: Spartanburg, SC  

To the Cash family,

I did not get to know Cathy as well as many others, but I did get to spend enough time with her courtesy of Stuart and Lynn to know that she radiated Joy whenever she was around. It was her nature; it was ingrained in her. Cathy knew, in a profound way, that Love truly IS the answer.

God bless you all, and each and every life she touched. There were many!

David Ezell

12-31-2009 10:06 AM -- By: Teresa Pack Pate,  From: Landrum but Graduated with her  

My heart is deeply saddened with the word of Cathy's passing. I agree it was much too soon! I attended Polk Central with your mother and going through a critical growth time in our lives together, she left an imprint on my heart. Although we had lost track of each other in going off to college, getting married, raising children and having a career. She still remained in my heart. And will always, with fond memories! I will always remember her warm smile. Yes, she was a head strong woman that we all could take a lesson from. I am so sorry to hear of the long battle with cancer. It is a hard disease to fight but I know she gave it all she could and now she is at peace. Her time here on earth was over and it was time to rest. She would not have left you if she could have had the choice. Love to Tony and David. You all are in my prayers


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