Patricia G. Posey

Jun 28, 2014

1947 — 2014

CLYDE — Patricia Gayle Petree Posey, 67, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Memorial Mission Campus.

A native of Forsythe County, she is the daughter of Howard Gray and Elsie Tew Petree, of Winston-Salem. Patricia was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. She taught for 32 years in the Haywood County school system and retired in 2003. Patricia was recognized as a Paul Harris fellow with the Rotary Club and was also a past-president of the Jaycettes. She will always be remembered for her selfless spirit and unceasing love for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas C. Posey Jr.; one daughter, Ashley Posey Martinez and her husband, Tony, of Columbus, Georgia; one son, Tiger Posey and his wife, Kisa, of Wilkesboro; one brother, Howard Gray Petree Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Winston-Salem; and three grandchildren Lily, Piper and Jack Martinez.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Canton Central United Methodist Church with the Revs. Paul Brown and Frank Grice officiating.

Memorials may be made to Haywood County Schools Foundation Posey Scholarship 1230 N. Main St. Waynesville, NC 28786.

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