Anna Pack Conner

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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COLUMBUS, NC – Anna Pack Conner, 81, of Columbus, passed away, Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021, at LaurelWoods Assisted Living.

A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyt Pack and Glenna Greene Pack and wife of the late James Neb Conner who passed away April 4, 2021. 

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Anna was a graduate of Tryon High School where she was a basketball star. She went on to graduate from UNC Greensboro and taught 28 years in the North Carolina Public Schools and 2 years in Idaho. Anna was a former President of the Polk County Historical Association and authored two books “Tryon An Illustrated History” and “To Seem Or To Be”.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Pack. Surviving is one daughter, Laura Walker (Gary) of Tryon; one son, John Gillie (Elizabeth) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Chelsea Wing (Jon), Savannah Gillie, Madison Gillie, Brittany Walker (Eric) and Daniel Walker; three great-grandchildren, Lorali Wing, Jaxson Wing and Coyd Crenshaw; one brother, Marvin Pack and one sister, Virginia Lisella.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC with Mr. Rob Painter officiating.

An online guest register is available at


McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Tryon, North Carolina