GIBSONVILLE - Mrs. Arlene Apple Hedrick, age 86, of Osceola-Ossipee Road, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health.
A native of Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Loftin Apple and the late Mary Zimmerman Apple and was married to the late Roy Fletcher Hedrick, who died in 2001. Arlene previously worked for Altamahaw Hosiery Mill but was a career homemaker and seamstress. She was a longtime member of Apple's Chapel Christian Church and was involved with the Senior Citizens of Gibsonville. Mrs. Hedrick was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a friend to everyone she met.
Mrs. Hedrick is survived by her two daughters, Mary Lowe and her husband, Freddie of McLeansville and Susan Martin and her husband, Dan of Orlando, Fla.; her son, Dr. James Hedrick and his wife, Phyllis Jean of Burlington; six grandchildren, Duane (Christy) Lowe, Nicole (Josh) Weaver, Holly (Brady) Johnson, Heidi (Kevin) Koski, Joan Olivia Hedrick and Joshua Fletcher Hedrick; two stepgrandchildren, Vanessa Blackmore and Erika Gonzalez; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha Lowe, Devyn Lowe, Ethan Lowe, Reagan Weaver, Garrett Weaver, Alex Johnson, Clay Johnson, and Kennedy Koski; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Ryley Blackmore and McKenna Gonzalez; three brothers, Curtis (Brenda) Apple of Gibsonville, Allen (Julia) Apple of High Point and Billy Reid (Griselda) Apple of Milwaukee, Wis.; and special friends, Ruth Rudd, Dee and Irene Murray and Joe and Carolyn Myers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, F.L. Apple Jr.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Apple's Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. C. Allen Myers III. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Friday evening at the church and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Apple's Chapel Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 7345 NC 61 N., Gibsonville, NC 27249.
Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hedrick family.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com