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Cora Elizabeth Madden
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Obituary for Cora Elizabeth Madden


Seneca – Cora Elizabeth Madden, 78, wife of Ivan Milton Madden, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.

A native of Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Bertha O’Bryant Patterson. Mrs. Madden worked in the Textile Industry and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors in addition to her husband include daughters, Linda Collins (Greg) of Westminster, Robin Lay (Mike) of Seneca, and Becky Emerson (Greg) of Seneca; stepson, Gary Madden of Anderson; stepdaughter, Karen O’Kelley (Danny) of Westminster; brothers, Jesse and George Patterson both of Seneca; sisters, Nancy Alexander of Pendleton, and Rose Little of Seneca; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughters, Vicki Holbrooks, Gail Graham, and Lola Gorce; stepdaughters, Patricia Neighbors; grandsons, Robert J. and Joshua T. Grant; nine brothers; and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.

The family is at their respective homes. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sandifer Funeral Home

512 East Main Street
Westminster, SC 29693





2:00 PM
Sandifer Funeral Home

512 East Main Street
Westminster, SC 29693

Cemetery Details


Heritage Memorial Gardens

Hwy 11
Westminster, SC 29693

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of the Foothills , ATTN: Foundation Office

298 Memorial Drive
Seneca, SC 29672

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