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Violet “Mama” C. Gayle, age 83, of Garysburg, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Hazard, Kentucky, daughter of the late Roscoe Sloan and Mandy Jacobs Sloan. Mrs. Gayle worked many years as a caregiver. She dedicated her life to helping others, her Church, and her community She was a member of Grace Communion International Church.

Mrs. Gayle was preceded in death by her husband, Fitzhugh Gayle.

She is survived by two sons, Blaine Gayle (Shirley), of Newport News, VA, Lee Gayle (Angela), of Daphne, ALA; two daughters, Kay Gayle (Fiancee, Steve Powell), of Garysburg, NC, Kristie Gaylor (Jamey), of Roanoke Rapids; brother, Effort Sloan (Joy), Kentucky; two sisters, Louise Hughes and Rita Gibson, both of Newport News, VA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June, 3, 2017, at Cedarwood Cemetery with Pastor Clarence Roberts officiating.

Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service is taking care of arrangements where the family will receive friends Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm.


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