SNOW HILL - Marie Aldridge Creech, 85, of Snow Hill, peacefully passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. Marie was born October 13, 1928, in Lenoir County to the late James K. Aldridge and Carrie Jones Aldridge. She was wife of the late John Preston Creech Sr. and was also preceded in death by a son, John Preston Creech Jr. She was a 1945 graduate of Wheat Swamp High School where she was class valedictorian. Marie relished her role as a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She enjoyed time spent in the garden and loved cooking for family and friends. Marie found great pleasure in shopping for the best deal around and in later years enjoyed traveling. She has many fond memories of her trips to Spain. Her concern for others was exhibited in all she did. Marie kept many of the grandchildren as kids and nothing pleased her more than to be in the company of her family. A service of remembrance will be held Friday, February 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Pastor Hank Jarman officiating. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Creech is survived by three children, Jane Creech Rouse and husband Fred, of Pikeville, Martha Creech Morris and husband Skeeter, of Kinston and James Wyatt Creech and wife Monica, of Snow Hill; sister Martha Aldridge Harrison of La Grange; 10 grandchildren, John Michael Creech, Jessica Powell and husband Tucker, Jesse Wyatt Creech, Natalie Everett and husband Michael, Paul Loftin Jr., Freda Friede and husband Jake, John Nicholas Creech, Brittany Creech, Stephen Creech and Will Creech; seven great-grandchildren, Aiden, Sophia, Joshua, Lexi, Lauren, Tanner and Dane; daughter-in-law, Pili Creech; and one great-grandchild on the way. The family will receive friends in the hour before the service on Friday. Online condolences may be expressed at rousefh.com. The Creech family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Carl Haynes and the staffs of La Grange Medical and Kinston Rehabilitation Center for their loving care and support. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, 2014