Blanche O’Briant Kyles, age 90, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 in her Durham home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was born in Chapel Hill to the late Samuel and Bertha Blackwood O’Briant. A charter member of Hope Valley Baptist Church, Blanche enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.
Blanche is survived by her son, Gary Matthew Kyles and wife, Mary, of Durham; her daughter, Lynn K. Pendergraft and husband, Frankie, of Prospect Hill, NC; her sister, Mina Kyles of Durham; four grandchildren, Keith Pendergraft, Scott Kyles, Kristy Pendergraft Haigh and Lori Kyles Gentry; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin A. Kyles.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, July 16, at Hope Valley Baptist Church with the Reverends Tom Jackson and Susan Pasour presiding. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
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Arrangements for the Kyles’ family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.