BURLINGTON - Elizabeth Pearl Hunley Pugh Bolick, 95, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 7, 2014, at The Oaks of Alamance after three weeks of critical illness. She was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Campbell County, Va. to the late Robert Haynes Hunley and the late Osie Jane Blessard Hunley and was married to the late James Coleman "J.C." Bolick, who died in 2013.
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Pearl retired from Glen Raven Mills after 28 years of service and was a member of Antioch Community Church.
Survivors include her children, Lois East of Altavista, Va., Helen Reaves (Harry) of Huddleston, Va., Dianne Pugh Rittenmeyer (Jim) of Burlington and Charles Pugh (Priscilla) of Raleigh; stepchildren, Judy Shambley (Wayne) of Graham and Donald Bolick (Kay) of Clemmons; 10 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and two on the way; seven stepgrandchildren, 15 great-stepgrandchildren; brother, Bruce L. Hunley of Altavista, Va.; and numerous nephews and nieces. Special friends Doris Norris, steadfast friend of 50 years who faithfully visited to the end and Nancy Stout, who befriended mom at The Oaks making the move there easier.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a daughter, Sandra Itasco "Sandi" Pugh Nicholson; sons-in-law, Alvin Lloyd East, Sr. and Robert Jerome "Butch" Nicholson; a grandson, a great-grandson, a great-granddaughter; four brothers and four sisters.
The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Antioch Community Church by the Rev. Mark Fox with burial to follow in Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the daughters' home, Dianne Pugh.
The Bolick family would like to express their gratitude to their wonderful spiritual family at Antioch Community Church who has visited, sang to, and prayed with their mom and looked after them during this time; and to Cassie, Joyce, Sandra, and all the other Hospice folks who have lovingly cared for their mom during this last illness.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Antioch Community Church for Bochachica Clean Water, P.O. Box 40, Elon, NC 27244.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 8 to July 9, 2014