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Teresa Eleftheratos

Teresa Michelle Eleftheratos, 52, of Rutherfordton, N.C. passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the beloved wife of Demetrius Haydon Eleftheratos, formerly of Windsor, N.Y.

Teresa was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on November 16, 1960 and grew up in Polk County. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marjorie Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Melton.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Demetrius, of the home; son, Eric Lee Johnson of Hendersonville, N.C.; and her daughter, Crystal Elaine Johnson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Betty Pye and her brother, Tommy Daughtery.

She also leaves behind her beloved nieces Brittney and Brandy Daughtery.

Teresa was an outgoing person and loved to travel. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, August 24 at New Salem CME Church, 784 Pleasant Hill Loop Road, Rutherfordton, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Salem CME Church. Online condolences can be made at