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Mary Nell Lequire, 90, of Topton died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Cherokee County where she had lived most of her life. At age 17, she went to Maryland and worked for Lockheed Fairchild as tail assembly of WWII airplanes. For 22 years, she devoted her life to care of her disabled son, Danny Lequire. She later retired from Baker Furniture. Mary Nell was a lifelong member of Red Marble Baptist Church.


She was the daughter of the late Noten and Della Wright George and the wife of the late Carl W. Lequire Sr.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Danny George Lequire.


Surviving are two daughters, Becky Baker and husband, Doug of Asheville and Linda Bryson and husband, Leslie of Franklin; a son, Carl W. Lequire Jr. and wife, Linda of Topton; a brother, Richard George of Fripp Island, SC; and seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a great great granddaughter.


Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Saturday, June 29 in Red Marble Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Stewart, Darrell Dockery, and France Postell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Russell and Daniel Lequire, Steven Bryson, Luke Baker, Reed Robison, Terry and Hunter Scott, Chad Stone, and Josh Horton.


The family received friends from 1:30-2:45 Saturday afternoon at the Red Marble Baptist Church  prior to the services.


The family requests memorials be made in memory of Red Marble Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Martha Postell, 1201 Red Marble Road, Andrews, NC 28901.


Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

#2 Jane Swan 2013-06-29 10:20
I am thinking of you.

With love,
Jane Swan
#1 Jane Swan 2013-06-29 09:41
I was so heart-broken to hear of Mary Nell's death. She was so dear to all her 1940 Classmates and we will miss her terribly. My love and prayers are with you and I am so sorry I cannot be there with you today.
I will hold you in my heart.
Jane Swan
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