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Obits: Mildred Frye Ryan

Mrs. Mildred Frye Ryan, 85, of Advance, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home. 

She was born June 8, 1928, in the Fulton community of Davie County to the late Samuel David “Sam” and Amanda “Mandy” Waller Frye. After graduating from Shady Grove High School, Advance, she married James Russell Ryan of Atlanta, Ga. She retired from Lexington Home Brands (formerly Dixie Furniture Co) of Lexington after 42 years in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 31, 1958; and a sister, Mary Rose Frye Joyner on Nov.30, 2000. 

Surviving: a daughter, Tonia Ryan (Ernest) Harr of Charlotte; 3 nephews, David Joyner of Advance, Dean (Belinda Brewer) Joyner of Mocksville and Stephen Barnes of Conyers, Ga.; a niece, Sandra Barnes (Mark) King of Athens, Ga.; 2 great-nieces, Marlena Parker of Advance and Ashley Joyner of Charlotte; a great-nephew, Michael Joyner of Lexington; a great-great-niece, Breanna Parker; and great-great-nephew, Bryson Parker.

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 at the old Fulton Methodist Episcopal Church, South by the Rev. Darren Crotts. Burial was to be in the family plot in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Eaton Funeral Home in Mocksville, Tuesday, May 20. The body was to be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to final rites.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative Care, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville; or Humane Society of Davie, PO.Box 153, Mocksville,.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.