Glennie Allen Casey
Published 6:23 pm Thursday, February 9, 2012
Glennie Allen Casey, 88, of Saluda, formerly of Kinston, N.C. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, after a life of hard work and service to others.
Born in 1924 in Dover, N.C., she grew up in Kinston, married, ran a farm, raised a family and taught school. She sold the family farm and moved to Saluda in 1987, and besides running a mail route into her 80s, spent the years in many volunteer activities, including the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, Meals on Wheels and Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, as well as the Saluda United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was an active, lifelong Democrat.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan Casey and Lynn Casey of Saluda and B.J. Casey of New York City; two brothers, Rufus Allen of Kinston and Willard Allen of Tucker, Ga.; two sisters, Jean Carlson of Kinston and Mary Edna Keith of Yorktown, Va.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Casey; a daughter, Joan; a sister, Julia Barnette of Kinston, and a brother, Robert Allen of Edenton, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Saluda United Methodist Church, Saluda, with Rev. Rob Parsons officiating. There will be a gathering after the service at the Saluda Center.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, the Democratic Party or to the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.
An online guest register can be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.