Elaine Shepley Speer, age 87, of Carthage died Friday (July 22) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.   Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 24th at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage with the Rev. Rick Martindale officiating.  Burial will follow at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church.   A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E Shepley and Blanche Davis Shepley.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison J Speer and a brother, Ernest R Shepley.   She is survived by her son, Clayton L Speer & wife, Lynn of Aberdeen; brother, Edward Shepley & wife, Lib of Carthage; granddaughter Janet Gatti and husband Mike; great grandchildren Kyle, Shelby and Peyton Gatti.    The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28387.   Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made at  www.PinesFunerals.com    

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  1. Clayton and family,

    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Praying that the good Lord will give you the strength you need for the next few days and wonderful memories to sustain you as time passes.

  2. Offering our deepest heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your precious Mother.

    The love of a Mother is unmeasurable and we know she loved you dearly Clayton. May our Precious Savior comfort your heart during this time. Love you.

    Don an

  3. Elaine was a special friend to me and all of my family. The memories of good times come flooding into all of us because there were so many. I’m so sad that I didn’t have to chance to visit her after the reunion. My thoughts, sympathies and prayers are wit

  4. Ralph and I want to send our deepest sympathy. Mrs. Speer was a wonderful woman. She was always so friendly to us. Keep the wonderful memories close at hand and she will always be with you.

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