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Cathy Kelly Rorie

December 2, 1954 — July 17, 2022

Cathy Kelly Rorie

LILESVILLE - On Sunday, July 17, 2022, Mrs. Cathy Kelly Rorie, 67, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter with her family gathered at her bedside.

There will be a memorial service at 7:00pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Cathy was born December 2, 1954 in Anson County, NC, and was a daughter of the late Leo Marvin Kelly and the late Pearl Boswell Kelly. She was a graduate of Anson High School. 

Following high school graduation, she worked in the parts department at Crawford Motor Company and later at Huntley Buick. She left work for a few years to care for her children before they started school. She later retired from Beachum and Lee Ford with more than 20 years as Manager of the parts department.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of48 years, Talmage Rorie; her children Danny Rorie (Toni) of Ansonville and Leigh Gathings (Michael) of Lilesville; her grandchildren, Makayla Davis, Aaron Rorie, and Paisyn Rorie and her brother, Tim Kelly (Lynn) of Wadesboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Pellegrino, and by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Geri and W.T. Rorie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anson Community Hospice, a Division of Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US-1, Rockingham, NC 28379  or to Olivet United Methodist Church, c/o Martha D. Goodwin, 3788 Stanback Ferry Rd., Lilesville, NC 28091.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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