Caroline Burgin "Dyke" Brittain

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Caroline 'Dyke' Brittain

SALISBURY - Caroline "Dyke" Burgin Brittain, 95, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her home.

Born Oct. 1, 1915 in Old Fort, she was the daughter of Columbus Straley and Roxie Hoyle Burgin.

Educated at the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, she resided with her brother and sister until her graduation from high school. She later moved to Salisbury where she met her husband, Harold.

Mrs. Brittain was a faithful member of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women Circle #1. Mrs. Brittain was retired from North Carolina Finishing.

She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and especially enjoyed many years of attending Burgin and Clark family reunions. She was a faithful companion to her dearest friends and longtime neighbors, Bernece Wilhelm and Irene Trexler. One of her favorite pastimes was to while away an afternoon on her front porch and enjoy the outdoors. Many an hour was spent there chatting with friends and passersby.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold Brittain, and her favorite nephews, Robert Burgin Rabon and Jerry Wayne Thompson.

Mrs. Brittain is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Burgin of Texas; her nieces, Carol Rabon of Kure Beach, Lou Ann Berman of Texas, Mary Vitiello of Massa-chusetts, and Margaret Smith of Virginia; great-niece Jennifer Sawyer and husband Jonathan of Greensboro; great-nephew Greg Rabon and wife Tracy of Clayton; and great-nieces Patsy Kelly and husband Dan of Canton and Dorothy Fender of Wilmington.

Visitation and Service: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. The Rev. Annalee Allen, minister of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Brittain family. Online condolences may be made at

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Mrs. Brittain's caregivers, especially to Kate, Betty, Sandra, and Cathy for their devoted care of our dearest aunt. They would also like to say a special thank you to Rowan Regional Hospice and to Dr. Chet Amin.
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Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 14, 2011
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