Eula Cagle, 106, of Greer, SC died of natural causes, Thursday, February 1, 2007 at the Elizabeth House.
Miss Cagle was a longtime resident of Hendersonville, NC where she maintained a residence with her friend, 96 year old, Irene Hinkle. She also lived many years in Grier and Greenville, SC. She is preceded in death by her father, Frank Cagle her mother, Mary Evangeline Hart Cagle and her brother, Clarence Eugene Cagle who farmed on lands in Hendersonville when Eula was a young girl. The family donated the land to the community on which the Dana School and Cemetery are presently located. Over the course of her long life Miss Cagle engaged in various occupations from working on the family farm to owning her own drapery business. She also kept books for the Lions Club in Canton, NC and spent countless hours giving care to the elderly. For the last 23 years, Eula sold items at Smiley's Flea Market in Fletcher. Eula had an interesting life; at age 15, she was the first woman to drive and automobile in Henderson County. At age 100, she received a plaque from President Bush commemorating her birthday. Eula's secret to her longevity was the power of positive thinking and caring for others.
She is survived by her great nieces, Billie G. Kelly and Patricia A. Hanson of Missoula, MT.
A private graveside service was held today with Rev. Lawrence Russell officiating.
Donations may be made to The Elizabeth House, 511 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
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