Mable Lee Earley, 91, of Hickory, passed away June 16, 2017, at Brian Center in Viewmont.
Born July 9, 1925, in Bristol, TN, she was the daughter of the late Hugh L. & Dora Brown Lee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, S.J. Earley.
Mable moved to Hickory after her home in Topsail Island was destroyed by Hurricane Fran. She then took a job with Crown Plaza as Hostess where she totally enjoyed meeting old friends and making many new ones. She was a member of West Hickory Baptist Church. She loved her entire family and was a great mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Ron Earley and wife Barbara of Hickory; grandson, Jay Earley and wife Wendy of Flower Mound, TX; great-grandsons, J.R. Earley and Michael Earley, both of Flower Mound, TX; granddaughters, Teresa Price and husband Donnie of Claremont, Heather Bryant of Hickory; great-grandson, Davis Bryant of Hickory; sister, Beulah Stephens of Connelly Springs and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to a special friend and caregiver, Carol Hurt.
A reception will be held from 5:00-6:30 PM, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. Casual dress is preferred. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood cemetery to be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be sent in Mable's honor to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658 or to West Hickory Baptist Church, 40 12th St. NW, Hickory, NC 28601.
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