EMERALD ISLE, NC - Mr. C. Graham Heath, 81, of Emerald Isle, NC, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Chapel By The Sea, with the Rev. Clay Olsen officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington, NC.
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Mr. Heath was a graduate of Elon University. He retired after 30 years of service with General Motors. After retiring he moved to Emerald Isle to enjoy what he loved, which was fishing and living the beach life with family and friends. He was very active with his church family at Chapel By The Sea.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Virgie, of the home; two daughters, Sandy Crotts of Greensboro, Donna Heath of Angier; one son, Greg Heath of Newport; brother, Paul Heath (Nora) of Burlington; his grandchildren, Jeff Carmichael (Jen) of Greensboro, Amanda Heath of Newport; one step-granddaughter, Brandy Van Horn (Brandon) of Pellitier; and his beloved cat, Trixy.
The family will receive friends Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel By The Sea Building Fund, 6712 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.
Electronic condolences may be left for the family at www.jonesfh.org.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 15 to June 16, 2013