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Sept. 19, 1925-Sept. 2, 2011

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mary Edith McPhail, 85, died Friday afternoon at Barbour Court Rehab Center in Smithfield.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church of her upbringing, the First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive, and will be officiated by Dr. H. Dennis Draper Jr. and the Rev. Elaine Swett. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. After the committal, there will be a time of greeting amongst family and friends at the cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of Ben and Martha King, 235 Smith Chapel Road, Mount Olive.

Miss McPhail, a native of Mount Olive and the daughter of the late Harvey C. and Mary Benbow McPhail, had been a long time resident of Greensboro. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; Marianne K. Bishop and husband, Robert, of New Bern, Randolph McPhail King and wife, Jackie, of Kenly, Ben King and wife, Martha, of Mount Olive, Tom King and wife, Debbe Zane, of Charlotte, Olivia K. Strickland and husband, Donnie, of Goldsboro, and Sue K. Davis and husband, Ronnie, of Mount Olive; a special cousin, Mary Benbow Beach of Granite Falls; 11 great-nieces and nephews and 13 great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Martha White King.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive, or to the Harvy C. and Mary Benbow scholarship fund at Mount Olive College.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyndallfh.com.

A Tyndall service.


Published in Obituaries on September 4, 2011 11:46 AM