Laurie Flannery

Laurie Bakken Flannery, 68, of Ellerbe, N.C., passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Flannery was born Aug. 16, 1945 in Lafayette, Indiana, a daughter of the late Glen P. and Jean Bakken. She was a graduate of Pembroke State University, where she received her master of education degree. Her love of children was evident through her teaching special education in Anson County Schools and later kindergarten at Richmond Primary School. She was an avid basket weaver, a supporter of Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham and a member of the Ladies Book Club, the Human Relations Committee and the Baha'i faith.

Surviving are her husband, John Flannery, M.D.; children, Michael Flannery, Sean Flannery and wife Jennifer, Kerry Morrison and husband Craig; grandchildren, Li Na and Tai Morrison, Connor and Emmeline Flannery; brother, Richard Bakken and sister, Leslie Burbach.

Graveside services will be held privately in Ellerbe Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe.

Memorial contributions may be made in Laurie's memory to Discovery Place Kids, Discovery Place Inc., Development Department, 301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 or

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The Richmond County Daily Journal

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Funeral Home

Carter Funeral Home Ellerbe Chapel - Ellerbe
143 E. Church St.  Ellerbe, NC 28338

Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from June 3 to June 4, 2014