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James Edwin Edens

Mr. James Edwin Edens, 91, formerly of Salisbury, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2008, in Johnson City, Tenn.
He was born in Elk Park, N.C., on Oct. 25, 1916, to Frank and Emmerrette Edens.
Mr. Edens was a member of First Christian Church in Elizabethton. He graduated from Milligan College in 1937. His career began with teaching school at Keenburg and Tiger Valley. He served in the Army in World War II. He continued his career with the Veteran’s Hospital in educational therapy and retired in 1976.
Mr. Edens and his wife enjoyed their retirement by traveling to 49 states and Europe and volunteering together in the community. Mr. Edens was instrumental in organizing the First Christian Church in Salisbury. In addition to his commitment to his family and church, he was active in civic clubs in Asheville and later in Salisbury where he served as President and District President of the Lions Club, was a member of the Masons and Shriners and volunteered for the American Red Cross. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award which is the highest recognition by the Lions International.
Survivors include his son, Gary Edens and wife, Suellen, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; a daughter, Wendy Edens Jessen and husband, Lee, of Boone, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ashley Reid of New York City, Jeff Jessen of Anchorage, Emily Calihan of Phoenix, Jonathan Jessen of Durango, Colo., and Erik Jessen of Durango; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Kathleen Evans of Elizabethton; three nephews; and two nieces.
His wife of 66 years, Pauline New Edens, preceded him in death, as well as his brother, J. Frank Edens.
Graveside services were held Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Brent Nidiffer, minister of the First Christian Church in Elizabethton, officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Sympathy may be expressed to: Family of James Edens, 1095 E. King Street, Suite 4, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be made at www.hathaway-percy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. M. Randolph 'Randy' Hess, Jr.
Rev. M. Randolph “Randy” Hess, Jr., 47, of Elkton, Md., died Monday, July 21, 2008.
He was born May 29, 1961, in West Chester, Pa., the son of Millard R. Hess, Sr. of Vilas, N.C., and the late Jean Pierce Hess.
Rev. Hess had worked for Kendall at Longwood and also for Cochranville Block Company. He was pastor at Pleasant Hill Wesleyan Church and chaplain at the Cecil County Detention Center. Rev. Hess was a volunteer at the homeless shelter, and had been an active member of Cochranville Fire Company, where he also had served as president, and Oxford Fire Company. Known to his nieces and nephews as “Uncle Bud”, he loved and enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay.
In addition to his father, survivors include his siblings, Victoria J. Caldwell and husband, Mike, of Oxford, Pa., and Richard R. Hess and fiancée, Tina, of Quarryville, Pa.; three nephews; two nieces; aunts, Shelba Hicks of Mountain City, Tenn., Frances Presnell of Boone, N.C., and Ellen Dancy of Vilas, N.C.; and uncles, John Hess of Mountain City, Tenn., and Willis Hess of Vilas, N.C.
Services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 a.m., at Hicks Home for Funerals, in Elkton, Md. Interment will follow the service in Sharps Cemetery, Fair Hill, Md.
Hicks Home for Funerals were in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Dean Taylor
Mr. Bobby Dean Taylor, 72, of Wilkesboro, died Monday, July 21, 2008, in Winston-Salem.
He was born in Watauga County, Dec. 20, 1935, to James Howard and Dora Greene Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church. He served as a teacher and assistant teacher for the Deaf Disciples Sunday School Class at Baptist Home Baptist Church for many years. Mr. Taylor graduated from Clevenger Business College. He retired from First Union National Bank where he worked in the Accounting Department. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Wilkes Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Survivors include many cousins and special friends.
Services were held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Tate and the Rev. Jerry Potter officiating. Burial was in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens in Boone.
Memorials may be made to the Wilkes Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, PO Box 1202, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


July 23, 2008
Lillian Wells Euliss
Mrs. Lillian Wells Euliss, 94, of Liberty, N.C., passed away on July 20, 2008 at Liberty Commons in Burlington.
She is the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Bessie Duncan Wells.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Coble Euliss; daughters, Gayle Park of Lincolnton and Kathie Rider of Boone; son, Denny Euliss of Liberty; son-in-law, Jerry Tester; sister, Brona Zachery of Graham; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Tester; sisters, Nina Hargrove and Lottie Wells; and brothers, Duncan and Stafford Wells.
Services will be held at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008, officiated by the Rev. Todd Struble. The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.
The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to Liberty Commons Nursing Home and Liberty Hospice.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to: Mt. Pleasant UMC, 4400 Alamance Church Rd., Liberty, N.C. 27298, or Liberty Hospice, 2505 S. Mebane St., Suite C, Burlington, N.C. 27215, or the charity of your choice.
Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty, N.C. is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathie Mae Holloway
Mrs. Kathie Mae Holloway, 56, of Dulatown Road, Lenoir, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Watauga County to Albert and Katherine Teague Price of Lenoir.
Mrs. Holloway was a homemaker and former employee of Wal-Mart. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jerry Baxter Holloway; daughters, Melissa Laws, Alison Holloway and her fiance’ Charles Johnson and Amanda Holloway, all of Lenoir; a brother, David Price and his wife, Alice, of Taylorsville; a sister, Connie Deal and her husband, Ricky, of Lenoir; a granddaughter, Hannah Mae Laws; and special friends, Judy Sanders, Sarah Koenig and Sue Hamm.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Ted Williams and the Rev. Jeff Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be placed at www.mem.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home is assisting the Holloway family with arrangements.

Edith Y. Puett
Mrs. Edith Y. Puett, 80, of 412 Wonderland Drive, Blowing Rock, died Sunday morning, July 20, 2008, at Margate Nursing Center in Jefferson.
She was born Oct. 8, 1927 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Bolick Young.
Mrs. Puett was a retired bookkeeper and attended Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth "Lib" Watson of Blowing Rock; one nephew, Charles H. Lane, Jr. and wife, Nancy, of West Jefferson; one niece, Lynne Bell and husband, Ted, of North Myrtle Beach; one great-niece, Georgia A. Lane of West Jefferson; three great-nephews, Charles H. Lane, III and wife, Betsy, of Williamston, N.C., Logan Hash of West Jefferson, and Dr. Sherrill Hayes and wife, Jenny, of Greensboro; and two great-great-nieces, Emma Elizabeth Lane of Williamston and Olivia Hayes of Greensboro. She is also survived by a number of cousins and extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Puett; and two sisters, Myrtle Frances Young and Peggy Lane.
Graveside services and burial will be conducted Wednesday morning, July 23, 2008, at 10:00 o'clock, at Reform Church Cemetery in Blowing Rock. Officiating will be the Rev. Pug Greene.
The family has respectfully requested no food.
Online condolences may be sent to the Puett family at www.hamptonfueralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Guy Marshall Shirley
Mr. Guy Marshall Shirley, 84, of Queen Street, Boone, died Sunday morning, July 20, 2008 at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 14, 1924 in Avery County to Lewis and Ethel Cheek Shirley.
Mr. Shirley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and his business partner, Dave Ragan, owned and operated the Shirley & Ragan Service Station in Boone for 40 years. Mr. Shirley was an avid fisherman and gardener, presenting a beautiful yard abundant with flowers, fruit and the softest, greenest grass one could ever hope to sink their feet into. He always raised a huge garden that he blessed his family, friends and neighbors with, never accepting a dime for its harvest.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edna Brown Shirley; one daughter, Donna McNulty and husband, Jerry, of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, Terry Shirley and wife, Bente, of Portland, ME and Tom Shirley and wife, Pam, of Boone; one sister, Lou Fischbein of Palm Springs, Calif.; and one brother, Joe Shirley and wife, Ellen, of Delmar, Calif. Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Guy Shirley; one sister, Norine Hydle; and two brothers, Howard and Ray Shirley.
Guy leaves his closest friends; fishing buddy Ladson Stringfellow, molasses-making buddy, Gene Wilson, his business partner Dave Ragan, as well as countless others.
Services will be conducted Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Dr. David Luster.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6-7 p.m., one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to High Country Health Care System Hospice at 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, N.C. 28607.
The family would like to thank Gene and Odenia Wilson, Ladson and Rita Stringfellow, Greenway Baptist Church and all who have loved and supported them during this time.
Online condolences may be made at austinandbarnesfuneralhomecom.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Shirley Family.


July 21, 2008
Allen E. Craig
Mr. Allen E. Craig, 81, of Blowing Rock, died Thursday evening, July 17, 2008, at Blowing Rock Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1927 in Watauga County, a son of the late Allen Hazen Craig and Bertha Bolick Craig.
Mr. Craig was a retired co-owner of Craigs Grocery in Blowing Rock and a member of Laurel Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Craig of Blowing Rock; one son, Major Roger A. Craig (US Army Retired) of Columbus, Ohio; two grandsons, Brandon and Brian Craig, both of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Recie Craig of Blowing Rock; two aunts, Ruby Tipton of Blowing Rock and Julia Gragg of Collettsville; two uncles, Lank Craig of Blowing Rock and Bill Bolick of Yadkinville; two brothers-in-law, Joel Coffey of Deep Gap and Ernest Lane of Portsmouth, Va., and his beloved dog, Scarlet. He is also survived by four nephews and three nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Coffey Craig; and one brother, Gene Craig.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon, July 20, 2008, at Laurel Springs Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Brent Bolick and the Rev. Richard Holshouser. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 7504 US Highway 421 South, Deep Gap, N.C. 28618.
Online condolences may be sent to the Craig family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Estes
Mrs. Ruby Lee Howell Estes, 91, of Koninia Apartments, Lenoir, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care.
She was born August 13, 1916, to the late Mary Victoria Moretz Howell and Clyde Newton Howell of the New River, Todd, N.C.
Mrs. Estes grew up on the New River and was quite a horse rider, her favorite being named Dolly; she said she “could out run them all”. She was a great dancer and loved the Charleston, Waltz and the Fox Trot.
She lived a full, exciting and productive life. She has outlived three husbands.
The first was named Osteen Delmas Greene, Sr. of Blowing Rock, N.C. with which she had six children: Jerry Dean Greene (J.D.) of Lenoir, now deceased; Mary (Frances) Kincaid Mackie of Lenoir, now deceased; Wanda Benfield Morrison of Greenville, N.C.; Osteen (Delmas) Greene, Jr. of Clearwater, Fla.; Donald (Don) Gene Greene of Ventura, Calif.; and Laura Greene Holden of Hudson, N.C.
Mrs. Estes married her second husband, Charles Joseph Isenhour.
After retiring Ruby and Charlie lived in Blowing Rock during in the summer months and would go to their home in Vero Beach, Fla. for the winter.
Her third marriage was to Robert Lankston (Lank) Estes and they made their home in Lenoir.
In Mrs. Estes’ younger years she managed the Blair Fraley Store in Crossnore, N.C., which benefits underprivileged children at the school.
She has been an American Red Cross Volunteer, a Gray-Lady at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Girl Scout Leader and a member of the Red Hat Club.
She modeled in several fashion shows and enjoyed playing Bingo and playing cards with her friends at Koinonia.
Mrs. Estes was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Lenoir and loved the Lord, music, and trips to the mountains, eating at the Mountain House Restaurant in Boone, where she always said “food just tastes better in the mountains”.
Mrs. Estes has ten grandchildren, two deceased, Susan Gail Holden and Thomas Michael Holden; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lenoir in the Chapel with Dr. David Smith and the Rev. Randy Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Blowing Rock, N.C., at 3:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 21, from 7-9 p.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Condolences may be placed online at www.mem.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home & Crematory, Lenoir, N.C. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edna Cook Greene
Mrs. Edna Cook Greene, 94, of Lenoir, passed away Friday morning, July 18, 2008, after several years of declining health.
She was born Dec. 1, 1913 in Boone, N.C., to the late Charlie Lee Cook and Laura Thompson Cook
Mrs. Greene was a homemaker and also sewed for 30 years at the Blue Bell plant in Lenoir. She sang alto with the Lenoir Quartet and Lenoir Trio for a number of years. She thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the West Lenoir Baptist Church Choir. She was a member of West Lenoir Baptist Church and held her church family very dear to her heart. “Mama Greene” was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who fed her family wonderful home cooked meals, made Christmases very special for all of us and often surprised us with her sense of humor.
She is survived by her son, C.T. Greene and wife, Jolene; three daughters, Melba Haas and husband, Edgar, Shirley Herman and husband, Carl, all of Hudson, and Glenda Little of Conover. She had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as follows: Anita Haas, Tammy Torino and husband, Mike, and sons Ryan and Taylor; Deb Wilkie and husband, Greg, and sons Joshua and Jacob; Keith Haas and wife, Janet, and sons Toby and Tory; Greg Greene and wife, Lisa, and daughter Megan; Philip Herman and daughter Kirstin; Carla Tuttle and husband Greg. Additionally, she is survived by two brothers, Hugh Cook and wife, Cleo, and Hayden Cook and wife, Pat, all of Boone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 58 years, Glen T. Greene; brothers, George Cook and Worth Cook; sisters, Ola Critcher, Floe Cook, Clara Miller and Hazel Hampton.
Services were held Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at West Lenoir Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Safriet and the Rev. James Lockee officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be placed at www.mem.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home is assisting the Greene Family with arrangements.

Edith Y. Puett
Mrs. Edith Y. Puett, 80, of 412 Wonderland Drive, Blowing Rock, died Sunday morning, July 20, 2008, at Margate Nursing Center in Jefferson.
She was born Oct. 8, 1927 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Fred Alfred and Edna Bolick Young. Mrs. Puett was a retired bookkeeper.
Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth "Lib" Watson of Blowing Rock; one nephew, Charles H. Lane, Jr. and wife, Nancy, of West Jefferson; two nieces, Lynne Bell and husband, Ted, of Myrtle Beach and Georgia A. Lane of West Jefferson; three great-nephews, Charles H. Lane, III and wife, Betsy, of Williamston, Logan Hash of West Jefferson, and Sherrill Hayes of New Castle, England; and one great-great-niece, Emma Elizabeth Lane of Williamston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Puett; and two sisters, Myrtle Frances Young and Peggy Lane.
Graveside services and burial will be conducted Wednesday morning, July 23, 2008, at 10:00 o'clock, at Reform Church Cemetery in Blowing Rock. Officiating will be the Rev. Pug Greene. Online condolences may be sent to the Puett family at www.hamptonfueralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue Albright Rudicil
Ms. Sue Albright Rudicil, 72, of Statesville, and a former resident of Boone, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at home.
She was born in Wake County, March 8, 1936, a daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Marie Makepeace Albright.
Ms. Rudicil was a bookkeeper for Toyota of Boone, and worked at the Statesville Auto Auction.
Surviving are four daughters, Lisa Booth and husband, Wade, of Tulsa, Okla., Mary Blackwelder and husband, Joe, of Statesville, Christie Wheeley and Vickie Lynn Henderson; one son, Bobby Clayton, Jr. of Durham; four grandchildren, Abagail Emily and Joseph Blackwelder and Chad Wheeley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Alexander and Marie Makepeace Albright; and two brothers, Sonny and Bobby Albright.
Services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. James Hagaman. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be made to the Rudicil family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Rudicil family.

Helen Jean Robinson Senter

Mrs. Helen Jean Robinson Senter, 81, of Morganton, and a native of Watauga County, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her home.
She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late George Washington Robinson and Hattie Cindrilla Wilson Robinson.
Mrs. Senter was a member of the Morganton First Baptist Deaf Missions and was an active member of the Red Hat Society for the Deaf, the National Fraternity for the Deaf and the Table Rock AARP.
She is survived by three sons, Ricky Senter and wife, Candi, and Russell Senter and wife, Beverly, all of Morganton, and Jerry Shockley and wife, Cathy, of Fairview; one sister, Georgia Lewis of Asheville; and one brother, Edward Robinson and wife, Ruth, of Charlotte. Five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her husband, Robert Eugene Senter, she was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington Robinson and Hattie Cindrilla Wilson Robinson; four sisters, Hazel Watson, Grace Eggers, Chloe Hathcock and Barbara Ann Wallace; and by two brothers, Kent and Blaine Robinson.
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008, in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton with the Rev. Tom Lineburger officiating. Interment followed at the Burke Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Morganton First Baptist Church Deaf Mission.
On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton, is serving the Senter Family.

Mary Virginia Shelton

Mrs. Mary Virginia Shelton, 84, of Greensboro and Holden Beach, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey L Shelton, Jr.; one son, Ronald Swaim of Charlotte; three stepsons, Guy Shelton and wife, Beverly, of Omaha, Neb., Larry Shelton and wife, July, of Raleigh, and Dan Shelton and wife, Lis, of Boone; several grandchildren, including Walker Shelton and Christopher Shelton of Boone; as well as two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Swaim; and one son, Rusty Swaim.
Services will be held Monday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, 2100 Fernwood Dr, in Greensboro.
Forbis and Dick Funeral Home in Greensboro is handling the arrangements.

James A. Tiller
Mr. James A. Tiller, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many, passed away on Sunday, July 13, in Albuquerque, NM.
He was born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1926.
Mr. Tiller served as a ball turret gunner in the Air Force in the Second World War, but was a peace-loving person to all who knew him. After the war, he attended Georgia Tech and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He married the late Hazel Jackson and settled in Louisville, Ky., where his children, Jeff and Sandy were born. During his career as an Industrial Designer, he worked in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Ames (Iowa), and the Los Angeles area. He was a long-time member of AA and actively participated in meetings in Corrales, NM. He loved nature and was an avid hiker in the desert and mountains around Albuquerque.
He was a talented artist and painted many scenes from the natural world. He was always ready to compete in a game of chess, bridge, casino, rummy, or any new game. He enjoyed good and bad jokes and, complete with a giveaway grin, regaled all who would listen. He was a member of the Rio Rancho Unitarian Church and had an intense curiosity about history, religion, and the plight of the human race.
Survivors include daughter, Sandy Tiller; son, Jeff Tiller; son-in-law, William Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Ingrid Kraus; grandchildren, Denali, Connor, Maia, Adam, and Eli; and nieces and nephews, David, Carol, Susan, Kathy, Bill, Jr., Tom, Barbra, and Jim. He will also be missed by all of his many friends in Albuquerque, the Atlanta area, and elsewhere.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; sisters, Jean Allen, and Marianne Hayford; in-laws, Cliff (Red) Allen, Catherine and Bill Lloyd, Martha and Clarence Roberts, and Hugh Hayford; and niece, Nancy.
Services were held Saturday, July 19, 2008.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America; www.alzfdn.org.
Daniels Family Funeral Services in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, were in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Hagaman Warren
Mrs. Joyce Hagaman Warren, 70, of Forest Grove Road, Vilas, went to be with her Lord, Friday evening, July 18, 2008, at Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born July 6, 1938, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Orville and Anna Lee Isaacs Hagaman.
Mrs. Warren was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church and was a retired teachers aid, having worked at Bethel Elementary School for thirty years.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Warren; three sons, Mike Warren and wife, Pat, Mark Warren and wife, Betty, and John Warren and wife, Debbie, all of Vilas; one daughter, Grace Pitts and husband, Nathan, of Vilas; four grandchildren, David Warren and wife, Miranda, Colby and Carson Warren and Kohen Pitts; one sister, Sue Hagaman of Boone; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Hagaman Reese.
Services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Forest Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Mike Warren, the Rev. J. C. Greene and the Rev. Carl Wilson.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in the Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Mission Fund, in care of Paul Wilson, 2424 Bethel Road, Sugar Grove, N.C. 28679.
Online condolences may be made to the Warren family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Warren family.



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