Mrs. Elma Stearns Deleot passed away Dec. 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles F. Deleot Jr. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Statesville, N.C., to the late Carroll Adam and Elma Watson Stearns. She was active in the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, the Military Officers Association, and the USO of N.C. She attended Woman's College (now UNCG) where she excelled in the performing arts as well as design. These talents showed up throughout her life.
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Her unique personal style, infectious smile and acts of kindness endeared her to all. She was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Charles F. Deleot III and wife, Laurie, of Southern Pines, N.C., Thomas L. Deleot and wife, Annette, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Andrea D. McLean and husband, Robert, of Morehead City, N.C.; four grandchildren, Celeste McLean Young, Thomas Land Deleot Jr., Forest Thornton Deleot and Robert Todd McLean; four great-grandchildren; and her brother, Carroll A. Stearns Jr. of Burlington, N.C.
The family requests memorials be sent to Centenary Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.salemfh.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013