Maxine Randolph Earley, 80, of Murphy died Thursday, January 30, 2014 in an Asheville hospital. She was a native of Haywood County, but had lived in Cherokee County since 1965. Maxine was a 1955 graduate of Berea College with a B.S. in Home Economics. She worked many years as Consulting Dietician in area hospitals and nursing homes, retiring from the Cherokee County Health Department W.I.C. program. She was a member of the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church and loved the ladies in the Minnie Ferguson Sunday School class.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Jack Earley; a daughter, Lynn Roberson and husband, Glenn of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Douglas Earley of Andrews and Gary Earley and fiancé, Elizabeth Griffis of Hamlet, NC; two grandchildren, Connor Roberson and Katie Earley Ward and husband, Nick; a great grandson, Chase Ward; and several cousins.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 PM Sunday, February 2 in the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, Highway 141, Murphy with Dr. Chester Jones officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Franklin Barnett, Fred Carson, Tony Colbert, Scott Freel, Roy Gilbert, and Larry Stalcup.
The family received friends from 2-3:15 Sunday afternoon at the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Maxine Randolph Earley to the Industrial Opportunities, Inc., PO Box 1649, Andrews, NC 28901.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.