Caroline Burgin BrittainJanuary 12, 2011
Caroline “Dyke" Burgin Brittain, 95, of Salisbury, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at her home.
Born October 1, 1915 in Old Fort, NC, she was the daughter of Columbus Straley and Roxie Hoyle Burgin. Educated at the Masonic Orphanage in Oxford, NC, she resided with her brother and sister until her graduation from high school. She later moved to Salisbury where she met her husband, Harold.
Mrs. Brittain was a faithful member of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women Circle #1. Mrs. Brittain was retired from North Carolina Finishing.
Mrs. Brittain enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She especially enjoyed many years of attending Burgin and Clark family reunions. She was a faithful companion to her dearest friends and longtime neighbors, Bernece Wilhelm and Irene Trexler. One of her favorite pastimes was to while away an afternoon on her front porch and enjoy the outdoors. Many an hour was spent there chatting with friends and passersby.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold Brittain, and favorite nephews, Robert Burgin Rabon and Jerry Wayne Thompson.
Mrs. Brittain is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Burgin of Texas; her nieces, Carol Rabon of Kure Beach, NC; Lou Ann Berman of Texas, Mary Vitiello of Mass., Margaret Smith of Virginia; great-niece Jennifer Sawyer and husband Jonathan of Greensboro, NC; great-nephew Greg Rabon and wife Tracy of Clayton, NC; great-nieces Patsy Kelly and husband Dan of Canton, NC and Dorothy Fender of Wilmington.
Visitation and Service: 1:30-2:30 PM on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Lyerly's Funeral Home. The service will begin at 2:30 PM in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. The Rev. Annalee Allen, minister of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park.
Memorials: Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Mrs. Brittain's caregivers, especially to Kate, Betty, Sandra, and Cathy for their devoted care of our dearest aunt. They would also like to say a special thank you to Rowan Regional Hospice and to Dr. Chet Amin.