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Mary Jena Painter Bibble

Mary Jean Painter Bibble, 87, died on Jan. 18, 2020 at Carolina House Assisted Living in Lexington, where she had lived for more than 15 years.

She was born in Rowan County on April 11, 1932 to William Franklin Painter and Mary Lee Kepley Painter, who preceded her in death.

On April 9, 1964, she married Arthur Dale Gibble, who died on Feb. 1, 1997. She is also preceded in death by her 7 sisters and 3 brothers: Margie Painter, Ina Burton, Margaret Hood, Mazzie Burton, Elsie Painter, Frankie Freeman, Neony Painter, William Painter, Giles Painter and George Painter.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on March 7 at Willowdale Cemetery in Goldsboro.