Sarah Marie VanLear
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Sarah Marie VanLear
  • September 27, 1925 - September 6, 2016
  • Mount Holly, North Carolina

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Sarah "Marie" VanLear, 90 passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Marie worked outside the home as a registered nurse and retired from Alleghany Regional Hospital in 1982. She was a woman who had a strong faith in the Lord and loved her role as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the best seamstress and loved to garden and can vegetables.

Marie is survived by six children, Sandra Watts (Danny) of Alexis, NC, Sarah Broughman (Lacy) of Clifton Forge, VA, Ellen Digh (Tim) of Mount Holly, NC, Anne Brown of Gastonia, NC, William "Bill" VanLear of Centreville, VA and Wilfred VanLear (Suzan) of Gordonsville, VA; half-brother, David Withers and half-sister, Jane Colton; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. VanLear and two brothers, Jim and Joe Withers.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Craig Memorial Baptist Church in Stanley. Reverend Gary Rankin will preside.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Online condolences and fond memories may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the VanLear family.