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 Author: Bob Mary Main Eldreth Posted Date: March 25, 2019
(March 03, 1938 - March 23, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Mary Lou Main Eldreth, age 81, of Longhope Road, Todd, passed away Saturday evening, March 23, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Born March 3, 1938 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of David Wenton and Hazel Miller Main. Mary Lou was of the Baptist faith. She was a seamstress at Shadowline of Boone and Hanes Manufacturing in West Jefferson before managing the West End and Blowing Rock Road locations of the Pantry stores. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting quilts and ladies hand bags. She truly was a great lover of country music.
    Ms. Eldreth is survived by her son, Ray Lawrence, Jr and wife, Theresa, of Todd; granddaughters, Kathy Walker of Zionville and Kelly Sexton and husband, Joey, of Todd; great-grandson, Joseph Sexton of Todd; sisters, Gladys Stevens of Johnson City, Tennessee and June Eldreth of Lenoir; a number of nieces and nephews; and her very special friend of 43 years, Gene Reece of Todd.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Ray Lawrence, Sr., and her second husband, Clyde Eldreth; daughter, Lisa Gail Eldreth; brother, Noah Eugene Main; and sisters, Edith Greer and Geraldine Hoffman.
    Funeral services for Mary Eldreth will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2019 at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. David Cooper and Clint Cornett. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Community Cemetery.
    Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House, 419 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Eldreth family.

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