Martha (Judy) Mabe, 81, of Carthage passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday September 2, 2020.

A service will be held Friday September 4, 2020 at Yates Thagard Baptist Church at 2pm with Pastor Steve Johnson and Sammy Frye officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Born on May 12, 1939 to Leola and Melvin Michael, Judy grew up in Carthage and graduated from Sandhills Farmlife High School in 1957. Judy was happily married to James for over 62 years and was mother to five children. Judy loved the Lord and her family, as well as friends and farming.

She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, brother; JD Michael, grandsons; William Michael and David Michael, Jr.

She is survived by her husband; James, daughters; Tina Sheppard (Winky), Carol Craven (Scott), Melissa Boyte (Tim), sons; David Michael (Lynda), and Rodney Michael (Felicia), eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and special caregiver Monice Richardson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Yates Thagard Baptist Church 3820 Vass Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327.

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home

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  1. I’m so thankful I had the pleasure of knowing Judy. She was an amazing woman with a kind heart and she will be missed. I’m continuing in prayer for James and her children.

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