DUNN, Lura Mae, passed peacefully into Heaven on November 25, 2012 in Avon Park, Florida. She was born in Illinois on November 30, 1920 to loving parents, Roy and Daisy Laughmiller. She moved to St. Petersburg when she was a child and graduated from Maryville College with a BA Degree in English and Bible History. In 1942, she married the love of her life, Edgar Hart Dunn, Jr. Lura Mae was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church in St. Petersburg and taught Sunday School for several decades. She was very active in the Women's Service League, PTA and many civic organizations. She enjoyed teaching English in high school and later earned a Master's Degree in Guidance/Counseling from the University of South Florida. In 1981, she and Ed moved to North Carolina where she enjoyed being active in the Garden Club, tutoring high school students and teaching Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed in 2000; her parents; a sister, Marguerite Mitchell; and brother, Dr. Roy Laughmiller. She leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories for her surviving daughters, Marcia (Lawrence) Hunnicutt of Alpharetta, Georgia and Sharon (Gene) Bigbie of Avon Park, Florida. She will also be greatly missed by her four granddaughters, Suzanne (Robert) Fletcher, Laura Hunnicutt, Jennifer (Justin) Hood and Lynda Hunnicutt; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, with Pastor George Hall officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Rev. David Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home - Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.com
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 28, 2012