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Lorene (Moxley) Sturgill

July 28, 1925 ~ May 24, 2021 (age 95)


Lorene Moxley Sturgill, age 95, of Piney Creek, NC; passed away Monday, May 24th, 2021 at her residence.

Lorene was born July 28, 1925 in Alleghany County to the late Oscar and Flora Black Moxley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Warren Sturgill and a daughter, Ellen Sturgill.

Lorene was a 1943 graduate of Piney Creek High School. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Her years of service to this community included 4-H leader, member of Piney Creek Homemaker's Club, Alleghany Historical and Genealogical Society, and served years ago on the Alleghany County Library Board of Directors, she was co-author of the Black Family History Book and author of the Moxley, Hopper and Toliver Families Book, and was an avid collector of Native American artifacts.

Survivors include her son, James "Jimmy" David Sturgill and wife Lynda of Cheraw, SC; two grandchildren: William Sidney Carrier and wife Tammy of Piney Creek, Steven Carrier and wife Lindsay of Piney Creek; four great-grandchildren: Mason Lee Carrier, Megan Lynn Carrier, Bailey Gates and Tori Gates. Special caregivers: Sarah Jane Poe, Peggy Church, Mary Jones and Barbara Evans.

Funeral Services to honor the life of Lorene will be held at 12:00 pm Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Brother Hugh Miller and Reverend Janet Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675.

The family respectfully ask for no food at the residence.

Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Sturgill Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.

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May 26, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thomas Family Funeral Service (Sparta)

Funeral Service
May 26, 2021

12:00 PM
Thomas Family Funeral Service (Sparta)

May 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Mt. Zion UMC Church Cemetery
3138 Mt. Zion Church Rd.
Piney Creek, NC 28663


Medi Home Hospice of Alleghany
PO Box 1287, Sparta NC 28675

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