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Mable Lee Ward Gore: Tabor City

1942 – 2020

     Mable Lee Ward Gore of Tabor City died Thursday, July 16, in Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center, Whiteville. She was 78.

     Born Jan. 13, 1942 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Leavy and Alice Earline Spivey Ward and the widow of William Russell Gore.

     She is survived by one son, William (Willie) Jon Gore and his wife Amy and her son Grayson Elliott of Tabor City; one daughter, Salena Phipps and her husband Greg of Tabor City; two brothers, Luther James Ward and his wife Caroline of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Leavy Thomas Ward and his wife Jean of Sparta, Tennessee; two sisters, Alice Werner and her husband Arnold of Pembine, Wisconsin and

     Pauline Worley of Whiteville; six grandchildren, Michelle Spivey of Fayetteville, Maxie McPherson of Chadbourn, Christopher Spivey of Tabor City, Bruce Rabon of Galivants Ferry, Paige Gore of Tabor City, and Hunter Gore of Clarendon; seven great grandchildren, Caitlyn McPherson, Chesney McPherson, Courtney Fowler, Keegan Fowler, Madison Fowler, Dawson Spivey and McKenzie Spivey; and one great great grandchild. Khamari Calvert.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19 in Sandy Plain Baptist Church, burial following in the Sandy Plain Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing will be observed and family asks that all who attend wear a mask.

     A guest register is available here.