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April 20, 1917-Dec. 8, 2009

GRANTHAM -- Sallie Leuria Holmes Settlemyer, 92, passed away Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A service to remember Sallie will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Selah Christian Church, with the Rev. Patrick Muston and the Rev. Jean Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Holmes Family Cemetery near the home.

Sallie was born in Wayne County April 20, 1917, to the late Henry Clay Holmes Jr. and Pennie Best Holmes. She was married to the late Carl Herman Settlemyer Sr.

Sallie had worked with Bryan Oil Co. for many years.

She was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of the American Business Women's Association.

Sallie was an active member of Selah Christian Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher for both adult and youth classes and as the church pianist for more than 50 years.

Sallie was also a member of the USS O'Bannon Shipmate Association, where she served as the secretary from 1979 to 1981.

Sallie is survived by her daughter, Susan S. Sauls and husband, Kenneth Floyd Sauls, of Grantham; her son, Carl H. Settlemyer Jr. and wife, Linda of Derwood, Md.; her grandchildren, Carl H. Settlemyer III and wife, Elizabeth, Sharon S. Clem, Sandra S. Walsh and husband, James, Katherine Williams and husband, Derreck, and Dana S. Sauls; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Smith and Alice Britt, and her brother, Robert Holmes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Selah Christian Church, c/o Jean Hollowell, 3304 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Selah Christian Church and other times at her home, 1756 Selah Church Road in Grantham community.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 9, 2009 1:47 PM