Southern Pines, NC
Mary E. Garner Dunlap, age 86 of Southern Pines died Monday (August 29, 2011) at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Southern Pines conducted by Pastor Gregg Newton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born and raised in Robbins she was a daughter of the late Jonah Garner and Laura Brown Garner. She retired as a nurses aid at Pinehurst Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Dunlap and sisters Ann Early and Geneva Lemonds.
She is survived by: sisters Amanda L. Cole of Sarasota, FL, Etta Faye Stephenson of Ocala, FL; brothers Paul Garner of Seagrove and Joe Garner of Robbins.
The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins on Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence of Joe & Loretta Garner, 231 Sunset Drive, Robbins.

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  1. Mrs. Dunlap was one of my grandmother’s caretakers at Sandhills Nursing Home 30 yrs ago. We still remember her loving care and smiling face. May the Lord bring comfort to her family at this time. Rhonda Cagle Shields

  2. Mary was always a sweet lady that was full of life. She touched everyone that she came in contact with her infectous smile and wonderful story telling. We will miss her, but she is with her savior now. We will see her again one day.

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