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Katie Spivey: Tabor City

1927 – 2018

     Katie Spivey of Tabor City died Thursday, March 29, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCenter, Whiteville.  She was 91.

     Born Jan. 5, 1927 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Pink McPherson and Sally Jane Garrell McPherson and the widow of J.W. Spivey.

     She is survived by two daughters, Janie (Richard) Cox of Whiteville, Judy (Sammy) Williamson of Whiteville; one son, Billy (Pam) Spivey of Tabor City; six grandchildren, Lavelle Spivey, Tracy Ward, Dirk Spivey, Jamie Williamson, Jason Williamson, Ryan Cox; 12 great grandchildren, Stonie Spivey, Colton Spivey, Evan Ward, Brennan Ward, Owen Spivey, Cody Spivey, Nathan Cox, Cooper Cox, Conner Williamson, Ian Williamson, Kaelyn Williamson, Kendall Williamson; and two step great grandchildren, Kelsey Clark and Haley Clark.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one grandchild, Farah Cox; three sisters, and three brothers.

     Funeral services were planned for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in Tabor City Baptist Church, burial will following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the  one hour preceding the service in the church.

     A guest register is available here.