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Meredith (Mert) Gallimore Thornburg

d. October 18, 2021

Meredith (Mert) Gallimore Thornburg, age 87, of Asheboro passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Mrs. Thornburg was born in Randolph County on March 3, 1934 to Hal and Lola Briles Gallimore. She was a 1952 graduate of Farmer High School and a 1954 graduate of High Point College. Meredith taught school at both Farmer and Tabernacle Elementary Schools. She was a member of Science Hill Friends Meeting. Meredith was very involved in the Community Rook Club and the Farmer Civitans. Meredith loved to entertain. She was an amazing pianist, playing on the Old Rebel Show and at many pageants. She accompanied her sister, Margie, at the Plantation Supper Club and at Jaycee Jolly's in High Point. In addition to her parents, Meredith was preceded in death by her husband, Reid Thornburg.

She is survived by her daughters, Jenni T. Breedlove and husband Heath of Asheboro and Laura T. Garner of Asheboro; grandchildren, Cami and Carson Garner, and Lauran Breedlove; great grandchildren, Braxton Vick and Charlie Harkey; sister, Margie Brown of Asheboro; and nieces and nephews.

Meredith's body will lie in repose on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at Science Hill Friends Meeting, 2421 Lassiter Mill Road in Asheboro with Rev. Michael Fulp officiating. Burial will follow in the meeting cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Quaker Ladies at Science Hill Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 1386, Asheboro, NC 27204.

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Meredith's body will lie in repose

Friday, October 22, 2021

1:00 - 5:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

Science Hill Friends Meeting

2421 Lassiter Mill Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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Interment

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm

Science Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery

2421 Lassiter Mill Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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