Geneva Applewhite Stanley

Published 12:47 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

WOODLAND – Mrs. Geneva Applewhite Stanley, age 85, was born April 9, 1927.  Mrs. Stanley died peacefully at her home on January 30, 2013.

She was the youngest daughter to the late Geneva Cheatham Applewhite and Robert Lawrence Applewhite of Halifax. She was married to Dr. John Hampton Stanley for over sixty years and to this marriage was born two daughters.

Mrs. Stanley graduated from Weldon High School in 1944 and continued her education, graduating from Queens College of Charlotte.  She taught school in Pine Hurst and Southern Pines, and later in North Charleston, SC and Greenville, SC. It was following her teaching career that she settled in Woodland in 1955 where she then soon became a mother and homemaker.

Preceding her in death other than her parents are her two sisters, Ida Shaw Barber and Elizabeth Grant.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. John H. Stanley of the home; and two daughters, Geneva “Gen” Harrell and her husband, Stevie, and Dixie Harrell and her husband, Paul, all of Jackson. Also surviving are six grandchildren, John, Hunter, London, Arch, Brodie and Davis Harrell.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Woodland United Methodist Church in Woodland with the Rev. Suzanne Cobb officiating.  The interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square on Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodland United Methodist Church, 1612 Doolittle Mill Road, Conway, NC  27820.

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