Grace Ward Lingerfeldt, age 101 of Penick Village and formerly of Whispering Pines died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at her residence after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Eureka Presbyterian Church with visitation beginning one hour before the service.  Entombment will follow at 5:00 pm in the Lingerfeldt family mausoleum at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery, 1785 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro, North Carolina.

A native of Chatham County she was the youngest child of the late Robert and Nannie Ward.  She was a graduate of Appalachian State University and a faithful member of Eureka Presbyterian Church.  She retired in 1975 after teaching at Sandhills Farmlife School for 33 years where her husband was the principal.

Grace was predeceased by her husband of more than 70 years, T. H. Lingerfeldt.  She is survived by her son, Ted Lingerfeldt and wife, Beverly of Cary; two grandchildren, Christin Cummings and husband, Jonathan and Trey Lingerfeldt and wife, Beth; great-grandchildren Emily and Carter Cummings and Ruby Grey Lingerfeldt; daughter-in-law, Linda Lingerfeldt as well as several special nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by Bonnie Brown and Patricia Mason, who have become family over the last several years.

A special thanks to Dr. David Hipp and to the Home Healthcare workers at Penick Village for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to: The Lingerfeldt Scholarship Fund, c/o Eureka Presbyterian Church, 455 Farmlife School Road, Carthage, NC  28327.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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  1. A true southern lady who will be missed by all. She not only taught many generations at Sandhills Farm Life but also taught Sunday school at Eureka. She has been an inspiration to me over the years.

  2. The Flora and Kimrey Perkins family will miss Grace more than words can express. We will smile through our tears while remembering our good and kind friend. Our condolences to the family.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Consider Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sick

  4. Mrs. Lingerfeldt was a wonderful Christian lady that I truly admired. I visited with her a few years back and it was such a good visit. Lovely and gracious as always.

  5. Prayers for the family of Mrs. Lingerfeldt I have many really good memories of her and Mr. Lingerfeldt from Farm Life School.

    I am sure her students will never forget her. She never forgot any of us.

    Sympathy and Prayers,

    Vetres Livengoo

  6. To Grace’s Family,

    I am sure you do not remember us. We met briefly when you’d come to settle some affairs after your father’s passing. Grace was talking about how foolish she’d been to keep the storage building for so long, but you know she was no

  7. I went to a Farm Life reunion several years ago and had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Lingerfelt for the first time in 30 some years. She gave me a hug and then another, 1 just wouldn’t do. She always made every one feel special. Truly a remarkable and frie

  8. Teddy and family, We are so sorry we did not learn of your mother’s death until after her funeral. I hope you know how very much we thought of her and your father. They both had great influence on our lives and while we are sad at her passing, we are than

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