The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

July 11, 2013



TARBORO — TARBORO — Marie Harper Varnell, 71, passed away Wednesday after an extended illness.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Tarboro.

She is survived by a loving family including her husband of 30 years, Walter J. Varnell, Jr.; three daughters: Tina Marie Moon of Rocky Mount, Gayle Walker of Goldsboro and Shannon Fischer and husband, Greg, of Clayton; a son; John Oscar Mauney of Smithfield; a brother, Willis Harold Harper of Rocky Mount, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Churchill.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Carlisle Funeral Home and other times at 180 Sandy Lane, Tarboro.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro.

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