Mary Wynne

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009

Mary G. Wynne
SMITHFIELD—Mary Boyce Gwaltney Wynne,, 92, died April 21, 2009.
Born in 1916, Mrs. Wynne was a 1939 graduate of The College of William & Mary and a retired elementary teacher from Isle of Wight County Schools.
She also taught for 14 years in the Charlotte County Virginia School system. Her affiliations included membership in the DAR since 1942, as well as a member of Bethany Methodist Church and the Bethany Ladies Bible Class. Youngest daughter of the late Waverly Wallace Gwaltney and Elsie M. Gwaltney,
She had two sisters, Anna G. Martin and Waverly G. Goodman, both predeceased.
She was married to the late John Fleming Wynne for 53 years, and is survived by two children, John Boyce Wynne and Mary Wynne Copes Epling and her husband Kenneth J. Epling; two grandchildren, Rebecca C. Simpson and Kendall C. Kimball; seven great-grandchildren, Anna Nicole Copes and Stephanie Renee Copes, Leonard Scott Dix, Skylar Dwayne Dix, Cheyenne Sierra Dix, Crystal Wynne Kimball, Cody Wessells Kimball; and one great-great-grandchild, Michael Aiden Krusic.
The family extends it’s sincere thanks and gratitude to the Isle of Wight County Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Isle of Wight Health Department, Heartland Hospice Care, Maryview Hospital, and Bon Secours Health Center and Emergency Room at Harbour View, for their professional support and compassionate care during our mother’s long period of illness.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Wynne family residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday under the direction of Robert Little III at Parr Funeral Home, Suffolk. Thomas Martin, Marvin Trent and Chaplain Richard Dinges will officiate and conduct the service.
Burial will follow at Bethany Methodist Church Cemetery.
Donations may be made to one or more of the following charitable organizations in memory of Mary Boyce Gwaltney Wynne: The Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, The National Audobon Society, The Arbor Day Foundation, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, and the St. Bonadventure Indian Mission and School.
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