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Mary Estelle Meade Earl

Aug. 18, 1916 – March 11, 2007
LAWNDALE — Mrs. Mary Estelle Meade Earl, 90, of 625 Carpenter’s Grove Church Road, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Earl was born in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late Andy Plato Meade and Rosa Peeler Meade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Franklin Earl; an infant son; five brothers, Glen and Plato Meade, the Rev. Andy Meade Jr. and two infant brothers; and two sisters, Ethel Cook and Bryte Blanton.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. Mrs. Earl loved her farm life, especially cows and thoroughly enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Joyce Earl of Cherryville, Jerry and Sondra Earl of Casar and Gary and Peggy Earl of Lawndale; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Coma “Rock” Hudson of Lawndale; special friends, Anther Sailors and Connie Cogdell; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: The family will receive friends today from 2:30 to 3:15 at St. Paul Baptist Church and other times at the home of Coma and Betty Hudson, 636 Carpenter’s Grove Church Road, Lawndale.
Funeral: Today at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church
Burial: St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery
Officiated by: Dr. Ernest W. Speagle and the Rev. Cecil Buff
Memorials: St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 337 Hull Road, Casar, NC 28020
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home