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Originally published: 2013-12-31 14:54:56
Last modified: 2013-12-31 14:55:42

Margaret Banner Mortimer

Margaret Banner Mortimer, 92, of Newland, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Gladys McLaughlin Banner of Banner Elk; her brother; Tom Banner; and her husband, Sam Mortimer.

She is survived by her daughters, Martitia Mortimer of Newland and Read Marie (Badger) Underwood of Altamont; grandchildren, Andrea Underwood of Greensboro, Gordon Underwood of Bakersville, and a great-granddaughter, Caroline Underwood also of Bakersville.

In addition to a lifelong career in the insurance industry, Mortimer served on the board of trustees of Cannon Memorial Hospital for 19 years and served on the board of Hospice of Avery County, where she later volunteered for both organizations.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Dickson Gallery location on the main level of Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Appalachian Home Care, specifically Crystal, Lisa and Beulah.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657.

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Mortimer family.

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