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Virginia (Ginny) Orgain Obituary

Virginia (Ginny) Carter Echols Orgain
Virginia (Ginny) Carter Echols Orgain

October 27, 1935 - February 4, 2018
Born in Staunton, VA
Resided in Hickory, North Carolina
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Virginia "Ginny" Carter Echols Orgain, formerly from Richmond, VA, died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on February 4, 2018.

Born October 27, 1935 and raised in Staunton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Guy Echols and Frank Echols. Her husband, John Barbour Orgain, III, preceded Ginny in death.

A graduate of Sweet Briar College, Ginny loved art history, music, and the daily crossword puzzle. She also loved the outdoors and playing tennis year round with her loyal friends at CCV.

Survivors include her son, John Barbour Orgain, IV and wife Neal of Hickory, NC and their daughter, Anne Royer Orgain of Durham, NC; and son, Frank Echols Orgain of Richmond, VA; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sweet Briar College, 134 Chapel Rd, Amherst, VA 24521 or to a charity of your choice.

The family is deeply grateful for the love and care shown Ginny and her family during her illness by Carillon Assisted Living of Newton and Catawba Regional Hospice.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Virginia “Ginny” Orgain.



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