2018-07-28 / Obituaries

Linda Marie Blevins Dunman

September 9, 1951 - July 26, 2018

Marie Dunman died peacefully and was set free surrounded by family after a long, courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease) at the age of 66.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Blevins, her mother, Cora Clayton Blevins, a brother, William Blevins and a grandson, Judson Clint Regan.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 50 years, James Gary Dunman, daughters Julie Dunman and Angela Dunman Regan (Barry) a grandson, Jeremy Harris and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Marie Harris, her sisters, Cathy Jenkins (Tommy), Dixie Smith (Dean), Carolyn Wolfe (Scott), Patricia Blevins and Sarah Evans, her brothers Jerry Blevins and Kelly Blevins (Brenda) and a host of family and friends.  She loved God and family, always thinking of others even in her condition.

She loved her devoted daytime nurse of 10 years, Willie Garland.  She loved her other part-time caregivers, Kim Evans, Mandy Pleasant James, Kathy Oswald and Cassandra Scott.  She had fond memories of her work at TG&Y, C.M. Solomon, Talbert, Loxscreen and Duke.  She made lasting friendships with great coworkers that she considered to be like family.

Memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. M. David Chambers.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 677 Antioch Church Rd., Timberlake, NC, 27583 or ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Ste 200, Raleigh, NC, 27601.

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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