September 15, 1911 ~ November 28, 2010
Alma Aureade Frye
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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Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Frye Family