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Earlene Sexton Way

February 20, 1927 — April 4, 2024


Earlene Sexton Way, age 97, of Greensboro passed away on April 4, 2024 at Verra Springs at Heritage Greens.

Mrs. Way was born in Davidson County on February 20, 1927 to William and Gnettie Kindley Sexton.  Earlene retired from the Greensboro City School System as a Media Assistant and was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro.  In addition to her parents, Earlene was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Newman Way, and her eight siblings, Alton Sexton, Wesley Sexton, Wayne Sexton, Hobert Sexton, Joel Sexton, Willena Russell, Paula Durham, and Sula Belle Sexton.  Earlene loved flowers and she enjoyed walking and swimming.

She is survived by her daughter, Candice W. Reavis and husband Steve of Elon; sons, Steven P. Way and fiancée Lisa Brantley of Asheboro and Samuel E. Way and wife Peggy of Greensboro; grandchildren, Tracy McCart and husband Jason, Scott Reavis and wife Melanie, Kevin Way and wife Alyssa, Sarah Reavis, Julie Silverman and husband William, and Samantha Way; and 9 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery, 737 Albemarle Road in Asheboro with Scott Reavis officiating.  

Memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, 3330 Shorefair Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 or AuthoraCare Collective, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Way family.

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