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Catherine Mangum Overton

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

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STEM- Catherine Coley Mangum Overton, age 91 a resident of Stem died Friday January 23, 2009 at her home. She was a native of Granville County and was the daughter of the late Henry Newton Coley, Sr. and Mary Parrish Coley. She was preceded in death by her husband E. E. Mangum. They owned Mangum’s General Store in Stem. Mrs. Mangum married Leonard Overton in 1986. Mrs. Overton was a graduate of Stem High School and attended Raleigh School of Commerce. She was a member of Stem United Methodist Church since 1927 and was the oldest active member. She served as pianist for many years, a member of the choir and sang solos for funerals and weddings. Mrs. Overton served as president of the Stem PTA and Home Demonstration Club. She served on the Stem Town Board, was tax collector and clerk for many years. She was a member of the Ruritanette Club and President for four years, and she also taught typing classes at Stem High School.
Funeral services will be held on Monday January 26, 2009 at 2:00 P. M. in the Stem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jason Thornton. Burial will be in Bullock cemetery in Stem.
She is survived by her daughter Betsy Breedlove and son-in-law Steve of Stem; nephew, Walter Coley and nieces Phyllis Coley Sain, Mary Frances Coley Ingold and Nancy Coley and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Leonard Overton, sisters, Lillian Nichols, Eva Gooch; brothers, Euvin Coley, Travis Coley, Nelson Coley and Henry Newton Coley, II.
The family would like to say a very special thank you to Sheila Tubb, Madeline Long and all of the staff and very special nurses from Tender Loving Care Hospice of Louisburg. Their love and compassion to Catherine made each day more bearable. Betsy would like to extend a very special thank you to Deborah, Doug, Vicki, Ricky, Phyllis and Bill for all of their love and support during this difficult time. They were always available to lend a helping hand. Catherine will be remembered by all for her wonderful sense of humor, feistiness and her deep love for family and friends. She was affectionately known as “Granny Cat” by Brittany Special Spencer.
A poem by Catherine; I lived my life the best I knew, I loved my kin folk, friends & neighbors too!, I cherish the memories of a wonderful mom and dad, I thank you Lord for the life I had.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. At other times they will be at the home.
Arrangements are in the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.
Online memorials www.gnvfh.com select obituaries.

Condolences for the family of “Catherine Mangum Overton”

Condolence from Patricia Rumsey on January 26th, 2009 12:00 am

Betsy & Steve, The service and funeral were beautiful! Your Momma looked so peaceful, Betsy! You did a fantastic job taking care of her. I’m sure she’s looking down, smiling at you
We’re here to help with anything else you need!
Love you both!
Trish & Kevin Rumsey

Condolence from Brenda Brogden on August 25th, 2009 12:00 am

Betsy, so sorry to hear about your mother. She looked beautiful. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. Love, Brenda Daniel Brogden

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