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Helen Davis Long Tyree

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 26, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Helen Long Tyree, 98, died Monday at her home of 17 years, the Forest at Duke.

Born in Catawba County, she was daughter of the late Dr. Fred Yount Long and Carrie Belle Davis Long. She graduated from Greensboro College and was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Her passion for gardening and community was fueled with her memberships in the Durham Council of Garden Clubs and the Durham Junior League.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Corrine Long, Glenn Stimpson and Josephine Stetler.

A graveside service will be held 2 PM Thursday in Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Duke Lackey presiding.

Surviving are her son, Fred Long Tyree and wife, Ann Dula Tyree of Durham; one sister, Winifred Holland of Statesville.

Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com

Condolences for the family of “Helen Davis Long Tyree”

Condolence from Mary Newman on October 28th, 2009 12:00 am

Fred, I would like to express my sympathies on the loss of your mother. It makes no difference how old you are when a parent dies; the grief and sorrow is still palpable. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Elizabeth F. Allred on October 28th, 2009 12:00 am

To the family of Helen Tyree. The United Methodist Women from Trinity sincerely express our sympathy for your loss. We have missed Helen for a long time since she was not able to come to church. We continue to think of her often as we use the many ceramics she made and donated to our church. She will be remembered a long time by the UMW. Sincerely Liz Allred President of UMW

Condolence from Steve & Maureen Craun on October 29th, 2009 12:00 am

Fred, we were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

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