Mrs. Ellen Newsome Horne, 70, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at her home in Peachland.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, October 30th, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she was a member. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5:00 until 7:00PM on Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home.
Born in Monroe, NC, on October 6, 1949, Ellen was a daughter of the late Myrtle Godwin and Winfred Will Newsome. She graduated Forest Hills High School and worked most of her life in textiles having working for Unity Knitting and Cedar Hill Mfg. Following her retirement, she enjoyed “working” at Kid’s Express where she was more like a grandmother than a teacher.
Ellen’s greatest joy came from her time spent with family. While she enjoyed things such as sewing, crafting, and reading, she was happiest when watching her grandchildren perform at piano and dance recitals or playing organized sports. She never missed a recital, rarely missed a ballgame, and planned her own calendar around what the grandchildren might be doing.
Survivors include two loving sons, Dennis Horne (Heather) and Tony Horne (Kelly) both of Wadesboro; her precious grandchildren Beau, Maggie, Katie and Natalie Horne all of Wadesboro; a sister, Edith N. Hinson (Milton) of Marshville; special brother-in-law and neighbor, Jimmie (Sandra) Horne; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lynn Horne and a sister, Alice Dean Newsome.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at www.alz.org.
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