STOKESDALE - Mr. Marion Francis Blythe, 93, of 7700 U.S. 158, Stokesdale, formerly of Laurel Hill Drive, Burlington, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Countryside Manor in Stokesdale.
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A native of Transylvania County, N.C., he was the husband of the late Virginia Spencer Blythe and son of the late William Jefferson Blythe and Leona Hamilton Blythe. Mr. Blythe was retired as Plant Manager at Kayser-Roth in Alamance. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington where he was a Life Deacon, and a graduate of Gibsonville High School.
Surviving are daughter, Amy Blythe Haynes and husband David of Summerfield; son, Aaron S. Blythe and wife Nancy of Winston-Salem; sister, Margaret B. Isley of Burlington; brother, Walter T. Blythe of Whitsett; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Blythe Adams; a son, Ronald F. Blythe; and six brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the First Baptist Church of Burlington with Dr. Terry E. Peele and Dr. Dale O. Steele officiating. Burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place of the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Burlington, Music Ministry, P.O. Box 2686, Burlington, NC 27216.
Special thanks to Blakey Hall of Elon and Countryside Manor of Stokesdale for their wonderful care.
Rich & Thompson Funeral & Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave. Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from June 27 to June 28, 2013