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Geneva Rummage McLester, 89, of Albemarle passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Stanly Manor. Her funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday July 3, 2017 in West Oakboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Austin officiating. Burial followed in the Oakboro Cemetery.
Born October 21, 1927 in Stanly County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Harris Rummage and Lula Hatley Rummage. She was a member of West Oakboro Baptist Church. Mrs. McLester retired as an Inspector with Stanly Knitting Mills. She loved quilting, reading and gardening.
Ms. McLester was married to the late Jesse William "JW" McLester who preceded her in death on March 4, 2017. Survivors include one son, Ricky Lynn McLester (Debra) of Albemarle; one daughter, Pam Wise (Eddie) of Albemarle; one daughter-in-law, Loretta McLester of Albemarle; five grandchildren, Allen McLester (Suzanne), Jennifer Walker (Jim), Heather Wise, Alex McLester, Megan Chamberlin (Mike); and four great-grandchildren, Grayson McLester, Barrett McLester, Shelby Walker, Grace Chamberlin and a brother John Rummage.
She is preceded in death by one son, Larry Neil McLester.
Memorials may be made to West Oakboro Baptist Church, 16803 Silver Rd., Oakboro, NC 28129.
Published on July 3, 2017
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