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Wylma Jean McCrary

January 19, 1944 — March 2, 2024

Siler City


Wylma Jean McCrary, 80, of Siler City, passed away on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024.

She was born In Lee County, on January 19th, 1944, to Foy Murphy McCrary and Gladys Towe McCrary Johnson. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her siblings, Thelma M. Pike, Margie M. Austin Parrish, and Lynn & Rebecca Cothren; two nieces, Candice Clark, and Amy Bryant; nephews, Tim Austin & Tony Austin, Mike Pike, Murphy Pike; great-nephews, Jesse Johnson, Fischer Pike, Dustin Austin, Levi Austin, Logan Clark; great nieces, Lilly Pike, Megan Perry, Rhen Roberts, and Mason Phillips; and great-great nephews, Porter Perry, Camdon Coy Austin, and Coleson King Austin; and a great-great niece, Brennan Asher Austin.

Wylma was a 1962 graduate of Jordan Matthews High School, and she received her associate degree from Randolph Community College majoring in Photography. She was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where she was in the church choir and helped with the kids at church.  She was a member of the USFW at Rocky River Friends. Wylma enjoyed taking pictures, gardening, traveling, and listening to beach music. She also served in the United States Navy.

A graveside service will be held Friday, March 8th, 2024, at 11 AM, at Rocky River Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Military rights by The Randolph County Honor Guard. After the graveside service, family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rocky River Friends Music Fund, 8217 Silk Hope Liberty Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 or Veteran Service Office, Western Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith and Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the McCrary family.

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