02/12/04 — MARY HARE

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KENANSVILLE -- Mary Ruth Stroud Hare, 83, of 103 Goshen Mobile Home Park Lane, died Wednesday morning at her home.

A funeral service will be held Friday, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive. The Reverends Ronnie Ezzell, Jerry Wayne Ezzell and George Tucker will officiate. Burial will be in the Pate Cemetery.

Mrs. Hare was the daughter of the late William A. and Fannie Westbrook Stroud. She was a retired employee of the former Young Squire Industries. She was the widow of Willie James Hare, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Mae Whitfield; and two grandsons, Gerald Best and Wesley Sanderson Jr.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Billy Ray Newsome of Goldsboro, Gloria and Dexter Southerland of Kenansville, Diane and James Frederick of Wallace, and Mary Frances and Buddy Whaley of Magnolia; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Tyndall Funeral Home today from 7 until 9 p.m. and at the home at other times.


Published in Obituaries on February 12, 2004 1:56 PM