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Burnell Mills Gore Stanley: Tabor City

    Burnell Mills Gore Stanley of Tabor City passed away on Friday, Feb 15 at her home following an illness. She was 82.
    Born on Sept. 9, 1930 in Tabor City, she was the daughter of Mr. Egbert Mills and Mrs. Osro Gilmore Mills.
    Mrs. Stanley was a farmer, an educator and a devoted homemaker and mother. As a longtime faithful member of Old Zion Wesleyan Church she served her church family in many capacities throughout her life. It was after her retirement that Mrs. Stanley was able to indulge in her passion for painting and  many of her favorite works will be on display at the church during the visitation and funeral.
    Survivors include her son, Bryan S. Gore and wife, Laura of Tabor City; her daughter, Cheryle Cribb and husband, Donald “Ricky” Cribb of Clarendon;  one brother, Ashley Mills of Wilmington;  one sister, Reba Jolly and husband, Ralph of Tabor City; eight grandchildren, Shelli G. Nguyen and husband, Timmy, Sterling W. Gore and wife, Emily, Julia K. Newman, Jodi C. Garrell and husband, Daryl Wayne, Chelsea C. Gore, Jillian R. Gore, Jessica L. Cribb and Jordane L. Cribb and five great-grandchildren, Halli Nguyen, Lilli Holloway, Noel Freschi, Darren Stone Gore and Jace Wayne Garrell.
    In addition to her parents Mrs. Stanley was predeceased by her first husband, Norman William Gore; her second husband, Marvin Lawrence Stanley; three brothers, Lee Mills, Worth Mills and Wilson Mills;  one sister, Veata Mills James and one grandchild, Curtis M. Newman.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Old Zion Wesleyan Church.
    Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Old Zion Wesleyan Church with Pastor Billy Roy and Rev. Mark Klass officiating. Committal services were to follow at Old Zion Wesleyan Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 333 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 or to Old Zion Wesleyan Church, 10144 Swamp Fox Hwy. East, Tabor City
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