Myrtle Love Presley, age 91 formerly of Carthage died on Friday, August 13, 2021 in Wilmington.


A native of Moore County, she was the last of ten surviving children born to the late Walter and Mary Jane Crutchfield Love.


Myrtle worked with Moore County Government as Deputy Clerk and also at the health department.


She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas G. Presley; children Brenda Hooker, Walter “Buddy” Presley, David Presley and Warren Presley; son in law Michael Reece.


She is survived by her children Thomas G. Presley, Jr, of Wilmington, Steven Presley of Pinehurst, Karen Reece of Robbins, Mark Presley and wife Robyn of Knightdale; daughters in law Anne Presley of Southport and Dixie Presley of Carthage; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Cross Hill Cemetery with pastor Jason Havens officiating.


Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice at


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Presley family.


Condolences may be made at


Graveside Service: August 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Cross Hill Cemetery
McReynolds Street
Carthage, NC 28327

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  1. Best grandma ever!! walks to the park when I was little, let me create any weird food combos I wanted bc I wanted to play chef. Taught me how to make scrambled eggs, play dress up with her clothes and jewelry. I will miss her so much.

  2. Thoughts and prayers for Myrtle’s family. Many memories of growing up on the same street that Myrtle and her family lived. She was a fine person and I have missed seeing her since she has not lived in Carthage in a while.

  3. Sending deepest sympathy, good thoughts and prayers for the entire family. We wish you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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