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Obits: Sarah Painter Pence

Sarah Painter Pence

Mrs. Sarah Painter “Nookie” Pence, 89, formerly of Woodleaf, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at Trinity Oaks Lutheran Home in Salisbury.

She was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Cooleemee to the late Anna H. and Wesley R. Painter. Mrs. Pence was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Cooleemee and a caring friend to many. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert H. Pence in 2003; and brother, Mack R. Painter.

Survivors: her daughter, Judy Allen and husband Elmer of Statesville; granddaughter, DeNeil Suarez and husband Brian of Statesville; grandson, Greg Allen and wife Niki of Mooresville; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Sarah Suarez, and Macie and Carly Allen.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Eaton Funeral Chapel, Mocksville with Pastor Allen Mullins. Burial was to follow in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury. The family was to receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service. 

Memorials: Cooleemee First Baptist, PO Box 518, Cooleemee; or Cooleemee Historical Association, PO.Box 667, Cooleemee. 

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.