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Funeral details for woman who died in lawnmower accident

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WINGATE, NC (WBTV) - Funeral details have been announced for a town employee who died while operating a lawnmower in Union County Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at 499 West Elm Street in Wingate.

The victim, Felinda Thompson, was employed by the Town of Wingate Public Works Department.

"Her death is a great loss to our town and employees," Wingate Mayor Bill Braswell said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. "We grieve her absence."

A visitation for Thompson will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Brice W. Herndon & Sons Funeral Home at 1074 Wemassee Highway, Varnville, SC. Her funeral will also be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Sandy Run Baptist Church cemetery in Varnville.

In respect to Thompson's service to the community, the flags outside the Wingate Town Hall and the Wingate Public Works Department were lowered to half staff on Tuesday.

It appears the landscaping equipment Thompson was operating flipped into a pile of brush not far from the pavement.

"The cause of death is not known at this point and a number of factors are being evaluated," said Wingate Interim Town Manager Patrick Niland. "When the medical examiner releases the report, the cause of death will be announced."

Thompson had been employed by the town since February 2006.

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