Ethel C. Dusenbury

Published 4:45 pm Monday, April 29, 2013

Ethel Naomi Cook Dusenbury, 87, of Tryon, passed away on April 27, 2013 in Tryon Estates, Columbus. 043013-Obit_Dusenbury

Born September 26, 1925 in Cades, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Exie McCutcheon Cook. She was the widow of the late, Vernon L. Dusenbury, who died in 1993. Mrs. Dusenbury was an assistant librarian with Tryon City Schools, retiring in 1983. She was a long time member of Tryon First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Vernon Dusenbury Jr. (Raye) of Tryon; a daughter, Diane Skillman of Hendersonville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Trey Dusenbury (Cindy), Renae Waldman (Ethan), Jon Skillman (Andrea), Courtney Dozier (Nick) and Shawn Skillman (Erin); as well as 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

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Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 30, 2013 in McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. Jeff Harris and Dr. Darryl Maxwell officiating.

Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, NC.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday April 30, just prior to the service in McFarland Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be to the Tryon First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1287 Tryon, NC 28782.