MILLS RIVER Mary Sue Price, 71, of Mills River, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at her residence.
A native of Greensboro, NC, she was a daughter of the late Beulah Gaines Hammer and Charles Carlyle Holt Sr.
Mrs. Price worked as a mortgage broker and insurance manager. She was a member of both the Asheville and Charlotte Women's Insurance Associations. She was also a member of the High Vista Women's Golf Association prior to her cancer. She was a loving, dedicated and wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Sue was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Sam P. Price; one daughter, Kim. S. Goforth (Mike) of Asheville; two sons, Brian K. Shropshire (Debbie) of Ashevillle and Gary L. Shropshire of Asheville; her step-mother, Ann Frances Holt of Tampa, FL; one step-daughter, Wendy M. Serpan (Jim) of Clemmons, NC; one step-son, David P. Price (Monica) of Carolina Beach, NC; two sisters, Susie Holt (Bryan Brewer) of Tampa, FL and Debby O'Neal (Scott) of Tampa, FL and three brothers, Charles C. Holt Jr. (Susan) of Goldston, NC, Dennis Charles Holt (Liz) of Tampa, FL and Jerry Holt (Rhonda) of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Chris Shropshire, Tyler Goforth, Steven Shropshire, Tayler Price, Trevor Price, Madison Serpan, Mallory Serpan and Delaney Serpan as well as two great-grandchildren, Destiny Shropshire, Bently Shropshire and one on the way in August.
The family would like to express their appreciation to CarePartners and Four Seasons Hospice for the love and support shown to Sue during her illness.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Ronnie Owen officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Compassion Network, 803 Fairview Street, Asheville, NC 28803, to the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Avenue, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online memorial register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com