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Mary Gannon Linville
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1939
Death: Mar. 23, 2013
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA

Mary Linville 3/30/39-3/23/13 MOORESVILLE - Adopted at birth, with many questions never answered, Mary had a different perspective on life and love. She loved people all people. She appreciated humor and her quick wit made Mary a joy to be around. Growing up in Charleston, West Virginia, she built wonderful friendships that carried through her entire life.

Once she was married, she and Bill agreed that a warmer climate and view of the lake was enticing enough to move to Mooresville. They settled in and new friendships were formed in the community and for Mary, from her years working at Burlington Mills and Davidson College. They were blissfully happy doing the simple things and Mary always knew she was loved. When Bill had a stroke, they changed their lifestyle, only a bit, and Mary was able to continue working, yet lovingly care for Bill from home. She always appreciated her neighbors and friends and their eagerness to lend a hand when she needed them. Her faith was strong. There were no bad times for Mary. Every day she was grateful whether it was an impromptu road trip, a chilly Davidson Christmas parade in their Model-T, or a fun boat ride with friends, her enthusiasm for life was evident. She was always ready to go. Her endearing ways made it easy to love her.

Mary and Bill could not have children, but instead of regrets, she took the opportunity to love and enjoy listening and participating in her friends' children's lives experiencing milestones and grieving losses. She retired from Davidson College, but continued to temp there for many enjoyable years, deepening friendships in every office on campus. In retirement, she had free time and began traveling, where she met her "new" best friend, Becky Hunter. God had seen fit they live off the same road and had similar interests in just having fun. Becky's family fused Mary into their lives, and the more the merrier. She loved her book club and card club; cultivating dear friendships. Singing in the seniors' choir at First Baptist had been her latest joyful endeavor. You could trust Mary; many did. Whether traveling with a church group, handling a sensitive job assignment, or staying overnight with an anxious friend, Mary would consciously choose to speak positive thoughts and encouraging words it was a gift. A special heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care she received while living at Emeritus at Churchill. She was pampered and loved. Mary's friend network grew to overflowing during a very full 73 years. She will be greatly missed.

Friends are invited to attend a joyful celebration of her life Thursday, March 28th, 11:00 am at Mooresville First Baptist Church, 150 S. Church Street, Mooresville, with Dr. Jerry Cloninger and Rev. Eddie Hicks officiating and with special kind words from Dr. John Kuykendall. A graveside service will be directly following at Glenwood Memorial Park.

Mary requested any donations be made specifically to the senior's choir at First Baptist Church, 150 S. Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving Mrs. Linville's friends. Condolences may be made at


Published in Charlotte Observer on March 24, 2013 
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  Billy Ray Linville (1927 - 2000)

Mary G Linville
Beloved Wife
Mar 30 1939 -
Glenwood Memorial Park
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 7A_43_B_1
Created by: Barbara Reid Ruiz
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93819472
Mary <i>Gannon</i> Linville
Added by: Barbara Reid Ruiz
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