Mary “G” Hales Lee, 91, of Pinehurst passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, surrounded by her family.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Carthage United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Bolyard officiating.

Born in Pitt County she was a daughter of the late Louis Franklin Hales and Mary Grantham Hales. She was raised in Stantonsburg. In 1946 she married the late Robert Edward “Bob” Lee and moved to Moore County.

Mrs. Lee worked as a bookkeeper for Farmers Tobacco Warehouse for many years and stood beside and supported her husband who served as Moore County School Superintendent through the years of consolidation and integration. She also taught English in Aberdeen for Moore County Schools and later served as a substitute teacher.

She was a Cub Scout leader for several years and was active in her church where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the church choir for over 50 years and served in various other capacities in the church.

Mrs. Lee was an avid reader, loved to travel, master at yahtzee and excellent bridge player.

She was preceded death by her son Robert Owen “Bobby” Lee and is survived by daughters Mary Lou Vaughan and husband Joe of Pinehurst, Carol Anne Lee of Raleigh; sons Charles Andrew “Andy”Lee and wife Laura of Southern Pines, Edward Hales Lee and wife Tamara of Seven Lakes; daughter-in-law Angie Lee of Wilmington; grandchildren Mary Hannah Vaughan and husband Jamie Nesbit, Lee Anne Vaughan, Bailey Vaughan and wife Shirley, Meredith Parker and husband Jacob, Robert Edward Lee, Johnathan Lee, Andrew Lee, Kinsey Lee, Rebekah Lee and Anna Lee; great-grandchildren Maddie Arrington, Landen Yu, Hannah Claire Nesbit, Emerson Vaughan, Lilly Vaughan, Parker Vaughan and Ella Dubay.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to: Carthage United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327 or to the American Alzheimer’s Association at

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  1. Lee family: We are so saddened by your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all. God bless you and keep you and pour out his comfort upon all of you. Much love.

  2. A Sentimental Thoughts was sent on December 7, 2017

    Anne, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you always. May God Bless and keep you all in his loving arms. Love, Deena and Lisa

  3. I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. When a love one fall asleep in death, words alone cannot ease the pain of our loss our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. God promises that ‘he

  4. So unbelievably sorry to hear about G; the world has lost such a beautiful soul. The Lee Family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Thinking and praying for your family at this time.
    May the love and joy swell your heart with every thought of your beloved mother/family.

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