Mrs. Mary McLean Goldston, age 86 of Carthage passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.


Funeral service will be 12:00 PM Saturday at Carthage Elementary School Auditorium. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church cemetery.


Born in Carthage, NC she was the last surviving child of William Ralph and Sadie Cornelia (Taylor) McLean. Mary worked in Textiles for several years and also worked for Kelly and Marion families in Carthage.


She was preceded in death by her daughter Doris G. Simmons as well as her siblings.


She is survived by her two daughters Sadie Diane McLauchlin and husband Henry of Killeen, TX and Debbie Thomas and husband Chris of Foxfire Village; grandchildren Daryl McLauchlin, Larry Scott Patterson, Nick Pratt, Danny Harris, Belinda Clark; eight great-grandchildren.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is serving the Goldston family.


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  1. One of the absolutely wonderful person inside and out I had the pleasure of working with. I always called her ‘beautiful’ and she would laugh and say, Oh don’t say that. And I would joke and say, oh you know it’s true. And it was. Beautiful spirit, beauti

  2. You have my deepest sympathy. However, there is a future hope found in Isaiah 25:8 where it states ‘ He will swallow up death forever’. Then we can finally say the words found in 1 Corinthians 15:55’Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your stin

  3. Debbie. Mrs Wade and I wish to express our sympathy on the death of your Mom. Not matter when when it happens,-  it’s tough to lose your mother. The best part is you know she is watching over you every day

  4. Diane and Daryl,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! We are praying for you and the family! This is a difficult time, but remember that God is in control and He is calling His children home! Stay focused and know that you will see her again! You mom

  5. I did not have the pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Goldston but I know and love her children and several of her grandchildren. I know by the way she
    raised them she had to be a wonderful, Godly lady. Her legacy will continue living through her fami

  6. A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on March 15, 2019

    Family, we are so sorry for your loss which is our loss as well. Praying for comfort on the days to come. Robert, Shenita, Joshua and Justin Cunningham.

  7. Diane, I was sadden to hear the loss of your Mother, we all know how special Mom’s are, but I know from our talks she meant the world to you. Deepest sympathy, know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Stay strong and focused.

  8. Debbie and family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mama. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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