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Obits: Louise Dill

Louise Dill

Frances “Louise” Latham Dill died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

Born in Davie County on July 29, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John Marvin Latham and Flora Hunter Latham. Mrs. Dill was a retired school teacher from the public school system, a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Farmington, and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Dill graduated from Farmington High School in 1936, from Brevard College in 1938, followed by a degree from Appalachian State Teacher’s College. She worked for the tax office and then for the civil service at Camp Sutton in Monroe for three years. After Camp Sutton closed, she worked for AFS in Charlotte, then for Warner Robbins AFB in Macon, Ga. She returned home in 1945 to take care of her father, who later died in 1947. While in Spokane, Wash., she taught young teenagers in Sunday School. She took them downtown to visit with denominations. She served in Okinawa and helped build a church there. She also went with the Boy and Girl Scouts out to leper colonies to deliver bandages.

Mrs. Dill was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Luther Dill, and 3 brothers, Elmer, Paul and Harmon Latham. 

Survivors: her son, Robert Gray Dill and wife Brenda of Courtney; her daughter, Frances Jean Craver and husband Dennis of Arcadia; grandchildren, John Dill and wife Faith, and Jason Dill and wife Amber, Matthew Craver and wife Rebekah, Megan Craver and Teresa Parks; great grandchildren, Caroline, Sophia, and Gavin Dill, Ashley Ross and husband, Charlie, and Christopher Parks; great-great grandchildren, Joshua and Keely Parks; and a sister-in-law, Nora Mae Latham. 

A celebration of life service was held Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sara Scruggs officiating.The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Online condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.