Mary Lee Forker Hartley

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MARY LEE FORKER HARTLEY Mary Lee Forker Hartley, 95, of Wilmington died peacefully on December 28, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born on June 22, 1918 in Nara Visa, New Mexico, Mary was the daughter of the late Harry Lee and Elizabeth Jane Forker. After finishing high school in Centerville, NM, she attended Long Beach Junior College and graduated from UCLA. Mary was a loving wife and mother whose patience, sharp mind and quick wit were a blessing to her family and friends. She taught in public schools in California and Virginia, loved working with children and volunteering to help others. Survivors include her devoted husband of 68 years, Early Reeves Hartley; daughters and sons-in-law: Janet and Fred Nelson, Kathy and Scott Blackburn, and Nancy and Joe Arico; grandchildren: Drew and Jennifer Nelson, Abbey and Scott Clayton, Aaron and Sharra DeHart, Morgan DeHart, Clark and Shannon Blackburn, Megan Blackburn, Joe Arico and fiancé Christine Clawson, and Michael Arico; great grandchildren: Laine Nelson, Harper Clayton, Camden DeHart, Elaina DeHart, and Brielle Blackburn. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401, or The Davis Community, 1011 Porters Neck Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers of the Davis Community and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the comfort provided Mary and our family. Condolences to family at Andrews Market Street Chapel
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Dec. 31, 2013
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