Jean Presnell Prickett

jean prickett

Carthage, NC
Mrs. Jean Presnell Prickett, age 75, died Monday (April 9, 2007) at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday (April 21, 2007) at the Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Chuck Ploweman. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery.
A native of Chatham County she was a daughter of the late Guy and Marjorie Perry Presnell. While growing up she spent her childhood between Siler City and Panama City, FL. She was the third of seven children being preceded in death by a sister Eula P. Hunley; and brothers Pete and Jimmy Presnell. A graduate of Woman's College (now UNC-G) and a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for Women Educators, she taught fourth and fifth grade at Carthage Elementary School for 31 years. Over the years she was active in many clubs including the Carthage Garden Club and the Red Hat Lady Buggies of Carthage. She was a founding member of the Carthage Historical Committee and the curator for the Carthage Museum. Always an active member of the Carthage United Methodist Church, she was part of the Carthage United Methodist Women, Hope Circle and was a recipient of the Methodist Woman of the Year award. She also received the Moore County Outstanding Citizen of the Year award by the Rotary Club of Carthage.
She is survived by: daughters Lyn P. Austin and husband Vann of Seven Lakes, Kathy Prickett of the home; a son Turner "T" Prickett, III and wife Karen of Raleigh; sisters Sadie and Midge Presnell and Dottie Agnello all of Fleetwood, NC; brother Jesse Guy Presnell of Goldsboro; grandchildren Nichole, Jordan and Andrew.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Carthage Museum, c/o Town of Carthage, 4396 US Hwy. 15-501, Carthage, NC 28327 or the Carthage United Methodist Church, PO Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday (April 20, 2007) at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.
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  1. Dear Lynne and Vann..
    just now read about the passing of your mom, Lynne and wanted you to know our thoughts are with you and Vann…
    it seems just like yesterday when my father was telling me how precious you as a nurse was to him… then his

  2. Mrs. Prickett was my 5th grade teacher. She was the best teacher i ever had. I will always remember the smile she greeted me with evrytime i ran into her somewhere after my school years. She never forgot a name or a face. She was a great friend as well.

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