Elizabeth R. King

Sep 30, 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Elizabeth “Libby” Register King, affectionately known as “Granny,” passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

Born Sept. 13, 1924, in Samson County, North Carolina, she had just celebrated her 89th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Pearl Lewis Register. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jack King, who died in 2005, and one sister, Doris H. Thornton. She was a teacher for Head Start and co-owner of Mountain View Nursery. Elizabeth loved spending time with her family and enjoyed raising flowers. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John M. “Jack” King; her children, Steve King and his wife, Terry, and Jim King and his wife, Anna, of Waynesville, Lee King and his wife, Benne, of Raleigh and Cathy King, of Winston-Salem; one brother, Henry Register, of Raleigh; six grandchildren, Josh, Genny, Elijah, Anna, Logan and Davis; and one great-grandchild, Scarlett, whom she met for the first time at her birthday party.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville with the Rev. Sanford L. Giles, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following in the Faith classroom. Private graveside services will be held at King Family Cemetery in Brevard.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Preschool Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 838, Waynesville, NC  28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.