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EDEN — Mary Lawson Lancaster, age 85, of 592 NC 700 West, Eden, passed away at her home on Saturday morning, March 7, 2015.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Overlook Cemetery.

Mrs. Lancaster was born March 26, 1929 in the Spray section of Eden, to the late Moses Arvel Lawson and Nannie Ore Lawson. She was 1969 graduate of Rockingham Community College with a degree in nursing. Mrs. Lancaster retired from Morehead Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Spray Baptist Church. Mary was an avid horse lover and for many years she taught riding lessons at Hillside Stables.

Preceding her in death along with her parents was her husband Marvin Lancaster.

Surviving are daughters, Laverne Lancaster and Sherri Lancaster Battaille; sons, Maynard Lancaster and wife Millie, Tim Lancaster and wife Carolyn; grandchildren, Joel Lancaster, Cheryl Pickrell Craddock, Kimberly Battaille and Ashley Lancaster Johnson; great-grandchildren, Erica DeHart, Taylor DeHart and Payne DeHart, Alleigh Craddock and Ansley Johnson; great-great-grandchild, Marlee DeHart; special friend, Linda Gibson; and Mary's pet dog, Lacy.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice of Rockingham County.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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