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Elizabeth Ann Routh Foley

July 6, 1941 — February 10, 2023


Elizabeth Ann Routh “Libby” Foley, age 81 of Climax, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023, at her daughter’s home.

Libby was born on July 6, 1941, to Carl Thomas and Arleta Fields Routh. Libby was a graduate of Pleasant Garden High School and worked as a cafeteria lady for 34 years. She loved spending time at the local flea market, where she was both a merchant and customer. Libby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a huge heart and loved her cats, having breakfast at McDonald’s, and was an amazing couponer. Libby enjoyed watching horror movies, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Everybody Loves Raymond and she attended New Covenant Church. In addition to her parents, Libby was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Paul Foley, Sr.

Libby is survived by her daughter, Pam Poe, grandson: Joshua Law (Stephanie), great-grandchildren: Tanner Law and Alaina Law; son, Mitch Poe (Dawn), grandchildren: Jessica Poe (Kody Miller), Abigail Poe, Mark Lee and Rebecca Howell, great-grandchildren: Victoria Lee and Harrison Ray Miller; step-son, Paul Foley Jr.; grandchildren, Ashley Lewis, Kasey Foley and Nichole Adee; great-grandchildren, Landon Lewis, Abigail Lewis, Emily Lewis, Bailey Adee and Jax Adee; step-daughter, Bridgett Gaines (David); grandchildren, Kelly Johnson (Brian), Bryant “DBG” Gaines and Brandon Gaines; great-grandchildren, Will Gaines, Emalyn Johnson and Connor Turner; step-daughter, Beverly Spillman (Darrell); grandchildren, Dalton Spillman (Chelsea), Dustin Spillman and Drake Spillman (Ashley); and great-grandchildren, Dawson Spillman, Wyatt Spillman and Garrison Spillman; and her sister, Shirley Fields Cheek (Larry).

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC 27317. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM in Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park, 6500 Liberty Rd., Julian, NC 27283 with Pastor Greg Bouck officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Libby’s honor to the American Cancer Society, Donate Today | The American Cancer Society

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 16, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park

6500 Liberty Rd., Julian, NC 27283

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