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Martha Irene Skidmore Kaylor

  • Birth 29 Jan 1923
  • Death 22 Oct 2006
  • Burial Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 90921239

Jan. 29, 1923 – Oct. 22, 2006
VALDESE — Mrs. Martha Irene Skidmore Kaylor, 83, of Morganton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, while at Grace Hospital.
She was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Mecklenburg County to the late Ed Skidmore and Elizabeth Whisnant Skidmore.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Kaylor; four brothers, Vinton, James and Andrew Skidmore and Raymond Brown; and two sisters, Annie Teeter and Marie Brown Yerton. She was an active member of the Valdese First Baptist Church, where she served as a choir member and Sunday school teacher. She was a furniture decorator at Drexel for more than 33 years.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a son, Steve Kaylor and wife, Kathy, of Shelby; a daughter, Rhonda Kaylor Rhyne and husband, Ralph, of Valdese; and a sister-in-law, Georgia Skidmore of Valdese. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Scott and Kevin Buchanan, Robert and James Kaylor and Rebekah Shealy and husband, Matt; a great-granddaughter, Miranda Shealy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Valdese First Baptist Church Parlor.
Memorial and Celebration of Life Service: Thursday at 3 p.m. at Valdese Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Dale Clark
In Lieu of flowers: National Parkinson's Foundation Inc., 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494
Funeral Home: Valdese Family Funeral Care and Cremation Service


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  • Created by: civilwarbuff
  • Added: 29 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90921239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Irene Skidmore Kaylor (29 Jan 1923–22 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90921239, citing Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by civilwarbuff (contributor 47049540) .