DURHAM -Susan Lynn Noyes Day, 71, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, died August 16, 2017. She was the daughter of Opal Bender Noyes and William C. “Doc” Noyes of Dunbar West Virginia. Mrs. Noyes died in 1989 and Mr. Noyes died in 1959.
Mrs. Day attended Dunbar public schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in English and French education from Marshall University. In 1965 she was chosen as one of four college students in the United States to participate in the White House Conference on Education. Later she earned a masters degree in counseling and guidance from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.
Her teaching experiences began in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hamilton Township Junior High School and continued at Hayes Junior High School in St. Albans West Virginia. In her thirty-one years at Hayes, she coached the cheerleaders, sponsored the pep club and the French Club. She was chosen to plan and implement a program for those students identified as intellectually gifted. Students were provided many academically challenging opportunities. Many students won speech contests and scholarships through training and experiences that began at Hayes with Mrs. Day. In 1991 she was named St. Albans Teacher of the year and honored at a luncheon. In 2005 Mrs. Day was recognized as an outstanding teacher at the Governor’s Honors Academy.
Travel and reading were sources of joy to Mrs. Day. She was a volunteer tutor through the St. Albans Housing Authority and later through the Kraft Family YMCA in Apex, NC. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC, where she taught Sunday School, organized the Angel Tree, and served on the outreach committee.
Surviving Mrs. Day are her husband, Phillip H. Day, her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Kevin Coulter of Holly Springs, NC, her beloved grandchildren Mihret Coulter, Tsion Coulter, and Ezra Coulter, also of Holly Springs, NC, and her son, the Rev. Stephen Day of Miles City, MT.
The funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1128 South Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC on September 9, 2017 at 4:00PM. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Mrs. Day will be buried near her parents at Grandview Memorial Park in Dunbar, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Lincoln Heights Elementary School PTA, 307 Bridge Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 or to the charity of your choice.
The Day family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com ; Select obituaries