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Aug. 8, 1917-Jan. 9, 2014

Linda Bennett Galloway passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

Linda was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Dixon, Ky., the daughter of the late Bonnie Fugate and Charles Wesley Bennett.

She was a graduate of Stephens College, the University of Illinois, the University of Illinois Graduate Library School and Vanderbilt University.

She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Linda was a librarian at East Side Library in Evansville, Ind.

She left Evansville to serve as librarian with the Armed Forces at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. She remained there until she went to France, just before the end of World War II, to set up libraries for the Assembly Area Command.

Linda then went to Germany with Patton's 15th Army, which was assigned the task of writing the history of World War II. She remained with USFET, historical division, until 1946, when she returned to the states and married Ernest Agnew Galloway.

Linda was the author of the book "Andrew Jackson Jr., Son of a President."

She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of the South and Southwest, 2000 Women of Achievement and Personalities of the South.

In Kentucky, she was active with the Red Cross, the Webster County Library, the Webster County Schools, the Dixon Woman's Club and the Garden Club, and taught Sunday school for years.

Linda moved to Goldsboro in 1962, and lived at the Village of Walnut Creek.

She was librarian with Goldsboro Schools and director of media services for the Wayne County Schools until her retirement in 1982.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonel Dames of the XVII Century, Goldsboro Woman's Club, Evergreen Garden Club, Walnut Creek Country Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and First Presbyterian Church.

Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carol Pearson officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Dale Cemetery.

Linda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Galloway Reck and Daniel Reck, and two grandchildren, Amanda and Bennett.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530, or the charity of your choice.

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


Published in Obituaries on January 12, 2014 1:18 PM