CHARLOTTE- Ms. Sara H. Baysinger, 85, of Charlotte, died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 19, 1925, in Patterson Springs. She was the loving daughter of Lawson Herbert Harrill and Aileen Austell Harrill.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis D. Baysinger; brother, Robert Harrill of Shelby; and half-brother in law, Robert Baysinger of Fulton, Mo.
She is survived by her children; Bruce M. Baysinger, Karen L. Baysinger and C. David Baysinger, Jr. of Charlotte; brother, Thomas Lawson Harrill and wife Libby of Shelby; sister in law, Mary Anne Harrill of Shelby; half-sister in law, Bobbie Baysinger of Fulton, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Sara graduated salutatorian from No. 3 Township High School in Patterson Springs. After her high school graduation, she entered and completed a commercial course at the Women's College UNC – Greensboro. From there she worked for the Federal Government Basic Training Camp – Post Adjutant office in Greensboro. Without a break in service, she worked for the U.S Courts, United States Probation office for the Western District of North Carolina for 45 years, retiring as Chief Supervising Probation Clerk.
She was an active member of Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church for 37 years. Sara participated in the Presbyterian Women's circle and helped out in the nursery.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the funeral services.
Funeral Service: Monday at 11 a.m. at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Road, Charlotte.
Burial: Interment will follow the funeral service Monday at Sulphur Springs UMC Cemetery in Shelby at 1:30pm.
Funeral Home: McEwen Funeral Service – Pineville Chapel
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church or Hospice and Palliative Care 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
Online Condolences: Service information and an online guest book can be found at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 21, 2011