EMERALD ISLE - Mr. C. Graham Heath, 81, of Emerald Isle, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel By The Sea, with the Rev. Clay Olsen officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington.
Mr. Heath was a graduate of Elon University. He retired after 30 years of service with General Motors. After retiring he moved to Emerald Isle to enjoy what he loved, which was fishing and living the beach life with family and friends. He was very active with his church family at Chapel By The Sea.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Virgie, of the home; daughters, Sandy Crotts of Greensboro and Donna Heath of Angier; son, Greg Heath of Newport; brother, Paul Heath (Nora) of Burlington; his grandchildren, Jeff Carmichael (Jen) of Greensboro and Amanda Heath of Newport; step-granddaughter, Brandy Van Horn (Brandon) of Pellitier; and his beloved cat, Trixy.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday morning at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel By The Sea Building Fund, 6712 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.
Electronic condolences may be left for the family at jonesfh.org and JDNews.com.