Mary Ola McAlister, age 85 a resident of Franklinton, formerly of Bostic, N, passed away on Sunday April 19, 2009 at her home in Franklinton after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Mary was born on July 13, 1923 in Ellenboro, NC , a daughter of the late Leroy and Essie Dobbins. She was preceded id death by her husband of 66 years, William James C. McAlister, and her eldest son James Spencer McAlister.
She was an avid Quilter and knitter, quilting over 800 quilts during her life, giving them to family and friends all across the country. She loved teaching children to quilt and knit. She was active working with the youth in her church, teaching Sunday School classes and worker in the nursery as long as her health allowed.
She is survived by her children, Louis McAlister and his wife Peggy of Franklinton, Frances Kiser of Charlotte, Sherri Childrey of Charlotte, 17 grandchildren . 37 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Union View Baptist Church 13 Chavis St. Franklinton, NC at 2:00 PM followed by internment at Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7:00 until 8:30 at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Franklinton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Union View Baptist Church ” Food Pantry” P.O.Box 505 Franklinton, NC 27525