Karen Purvis Chalflinch 57, entered Heaven peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 surrounded by her family, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.    


Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday June 12, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church,  Robbins, NC, where she was a member, with the Reverend Dr. Bill Cooper, Reverend Brad Harrison, Reverend Robert L. Kidd and Reverend Eldon Hinegardner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Karen was a kind and caring person, a loving sister, wife and aunt.  She served the children of Moore County for 30 years as a teacher and mentor to so many. She loved the Lord and her church, where she was pianist, Sunday School teacher and  lived as an example in grace, loving others.  Karen loved her family and spending time with them was most important. Those times included many trips to the beach camping, with her dogs. She will be greatly missed, but was reunited with her husband and partner, who preceded her in death, Tim Chalflinch.   Karen was a daughter of the late Dewitt and Sylvia Horner Purvis.   


Karen is survived by her sisters: Sharon Oakes and husband Billy, Geraldine Boyd and husband Billy; sister in law: Linda Daggerhart and husband Phillip; several nieces, nephews and many friends.


The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 548 Marley Road, Robbins, NC 27325.


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Chalflinch family.


Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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  1. Sharon, Geraldine and family. I can’t even begin to think how hard this must be for your family. Karen was one of the most beautiful, kind, loving souls I’ve ever known. I can’t even begin to imagine our loss at this time but I’m certain on one thing, she

  2. Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. I remember Kylie starting her first day in Kindergarten and how excited she was to welcome her new students with a huge smile and contagious laugh. Then Alex also had her for Kindergarten and Karen loved Alex’s

  3. Our hearts are saddened of earth’s loss of this dynamic Christian Lady. But we rejoice in knowing she is at eternal peace with the Lamb of God and her precious husband….and all others who personally knew the Lord Jesus Christ.

    We shall see you ag

  4. It still doesn’t seem real! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! Karen was a very special person. But once again she is reunited with Timbo! Think of the fun they are having!!!!

  5. Karen was a very special, kind-hearted person. Geraldine and Sharon, you will be in my prayers. Much grace and healing for you during this difficult time.

  6. I knew Karen , and she was a very sweet person, I know she is loving her new home in Heaven with her loved ones that have gone on before. My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and Geraldine, and family.. May God walk with you through this rough time in

  7. Sharon, Geraldine and all family I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a very special person. She will be missed my all who knew her. I will continue to keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Karen was a wonderful person. She was so loving to all her students. I loved her and will miss her. Heaven has gained an angel. My prayers are with the family.

  9. To the family:You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. Psalms 115:16.


    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark

  10. We’re so saddened to hear of your dear loss. Truly she was an angel on earth & touched everyone that was blessed enough to know her. She and Timbo was a precious couple who I love & was always touched by their love for each other.You’re in my thoughts, pr

  11. I have just learned of the passing of the wonderful Karen P. Chalflinch. I knew her well as an outstanding, excellent teacher at Westmoore School for many years. Little children and parents alike were thrilled when their child was in her classroom

  12. I’m really sorry to hear about Mrs. Chalflinch. Please find some comfort in knowing that God promises to bring an end to all pain and suffering. Even death will be no more. – Revelation 21:4

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