Patsy McCrary Salmon, age 80, of Carthage passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Born in Davidson County she was the daughter of the late Foster Grant McCrary & Audrey Hiatt McCrary. During Vietnam, Patsy worked as a secretary and typist for several high ranking military officials at the Pentagon. In 1967, she returned to Moore County and worked for the Tax Office for over 20 years. She retired from First Bank as a teller. After retirement she helped her husband operate Carthage Flea Market.

She is predeceased by her twin sister, Pansy McCrary; two brothers, Ralph and Steven McCrary and one grandson, Thomas Harmon.

Patsy is survived by her husband of over 59 years, William “Billy” Salmon; two sons, Sidney Salmon & wife, Susan and Paul Salmon; sister, Janice Patton and brothers, Richard, Ronnie, Walter and Lynn McCrary; grandchildren, Tierra Sauls and Sebastian Harmon; great grandchildren, Ella Grace, Nikolai, Sophia, Alena and Paige.

A graveside service will be 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Cross Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Currie officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Visitation: November 29, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Graveside Service: November 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Cross Hill Cemetery
McReynolds Street
Carthage, NC 28327

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  1. Billy & family, my sincere condolences on the passing if Patsy, a great classmate. I remember her well as a good friend.

  2. We are sorry for your Loss, May God give you strength during your loss. Benjamin, Frances Gilmore and Family ♥️

  3. Billy and Family, Jimmy and I are so sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time. Leta

  4. Billy, Paul and Sidney,I am so sorry to see news of Patsy passing. Patsy was always a great friend as is Billy. And our children were friends in school. What an asset to to our community. My heart goes out to all of you.

    Benny and Susan Cole

  5. What you have once enjoyed deeply you can never lose. And those that you loved deeply become a part of your soul. I am very sorry for your loss.

  6. Patsy was a wonderful person, she will deeply missed by so many. Patsy always had her door open for me and loved me as one of her own.
    Billy, Paul, Sydney and rest of the family I’m so deeply sorry for your loss.
    Love, JoAnn

  7. Dear Billy and Family,
    I just found out through The Pilot newspaper of Patsy’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss, but joyful in Heaven’s gain!
    What a treasure she was. I am thankful that I got to work with her at First Bank. A sweetheart!
    Betty Normandin

  8. Billy, Joanne and I are so sorry of Patsy’s passing. Your and your family are in our prayers. We would have come to the memorial but only became aware today. May God bless you and your family.

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