Mary Guy

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Guy

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Mary Elizabeth Tester Guy, age 79, of Guy Lane, Lenoir, passed away Thursday morning, October 27, 2022 at the Shaire Center in Lenoir. Born March 30, 1943 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of William France and Elizabeth Arnett Tester. Mary attended Crossroads Baptist Church. Her loves included The Lord, family and her fur babies. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of her life. Mary babysat many children over the years and loved every one as if they were her own. She was 'mom' to three neighborhood kids during school breaks. They would cry when they had to go home. She liked to sew, cook and garden, but especially she enjoyed her flowers. Mary sewed for family, friends and co-workers until she began working as a seamstress at Broyhill Furniture until her retirement. Mary is survived by her daughters, Brenda Bowman of Lenoir and Christi Warlick of Wilmington; sons, Robert Guy and wife, Sandra, of Lenoir and James Guy and wife, Tracey, of Bostic; granddaughters, Meredith Estes and husband, Zack, Mallory Guy, and Amber Warlick; great-grandchildren, Lilyanna and Roman Estes; and sisters, Martha Schauman of Lenoir and Vivian Barnes and husband, Bob, of Boone. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Ray Guy; brother, Edward Tester; and son-in-law, Toney Bowman. Funeral services for Mary Guy will be Sunday afternoon, October 30 2022 at 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Gurney Robbins. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow in the White Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Guy family.
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