Aureade Frye

aureade frye

Alma Aureade Frye
Robbins, N.C.
Alma Aureade Frye, widow of George Frye, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, November 28, 2010 at her residence in Charleston, South Carolina. A long term resident of Robbins, Mrs. Frye was born in Robbins on September 15, 1911, the daughter of Charles Cornelius Frye and Alma Greene Frye. She was a graduate of The University of North Carolina Greensboro where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Minor in Elementary Education. She taught second grade reading and music at Robbins Primary until she retired at age 62. She was married to George Frye for 26 years.
Mrs. Frye was an avid pianist and organist. She played and directed music at Elise Presbyterian Church for many years and assisted other churches with their music, too. While most people knew her for her talent in music, she also was active in the Robbins Women's Club. In addition to being an excellent musician, she loved the game of Bridge. Probably what made her the happiest was playing music for other people. She played the piano actively until she was 97 years of age. This gave her great satisfaction to make other people smile with her music. God truly gave her a gift when it came to music. Her favorite saying was, 'Do the best you can do and everything else will take care of itself.' Through her music and teaching, she touched many lives in a way that will never be forgotten. While her work and hobbies were important, she gave being a Mother her top priority. I love you Mom.
Grave side service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Cross Hill Cemetery, Carthage, N.C. Following the service, there will be a visitation at Elise Presbyterian Church. During the grave side service, the spirit of music will be present.
Mrs. Frye is survived by a son, George L. Frye, Jr. and his wife Louise Henderson Frye of Kiawah Island, S.C., and two grandchildren, George L. Frye, III and Charles Henderson McPherson (Mac) Frye. She is also survived by her brother, John L. Frye, of Robbins. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Frye Muse and one brother, Cameron Frye.
The family wishes to thank Elise Presbyterian for their love and kindness and Kennedy Funeral Home for their help and support. Mrs. Frye was loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Memorial contributions may be made to UNCG, School of Music, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, N.C. 27402, contact information: Mary Beth Johnson, 336-256-0166.
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  1. Being in Mrs.Frye’s second grade class remains as one of my most vivid and fondest childhood memories. I was enthralled by the music in her and went on to graduate from UNC-G with a bachelors in music education –influenced by her among others. Rest in pe

  2. Mrs. Frye was unparalleled in all she did. As her neighbor I often enjoyed her piano as well as many front porch conversations which usually included an update of what her son George L., was currently up to. She was extremely proud of him I could tell. Yo

  3. What a truly beautiful lady she was to me….2nd grade teacher in 1969….Oh how I loved to watch her play the piano and how much she LOVED it!!!

  4. The world has lost a special lady and an incredibly talented musician, but the angels in heaven are smiling and tapping their feet as she plays her special rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In."

  5. George L, your mother was the foundation of many an education had in Robbins. I also appreciated her music at Elise Presbyterian growing up. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless Ms Frye

  6. I also remember Mrs. Frye playing the piano. It was like she was dancing as she played. Also remember her when she taught school. She was a very sweet lady who did influence alot of lives. My condolences to the family. Play that piano in heaven Mrs. Frye!

  7. Mrs. Frye was single-handedly responsible for the music education of generations of Moore County students. She encouraged me to learn to play the piano, which I did. All of my life, I have told people about her extraordinary gift of music (she had it in h

  8. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, love & prayers to George L. & all his family. Your Mother & mine both shared love for their music. Sorry I could not attend the service & missed seeing all your family. Keeping you in my prayers. God Bless You Alw

  9. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, love & prayers to George L. & all his family. Your Mother & mine both shared love for their music. Sorry I could not attend the service & missed seeing all your family. Keeping you in my prayers. God Bless You Alw

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