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Lois Mae Russ Guyton, 84, of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 while at Elizabethtown Nursing Center. She was born in Bladen County to the late Bascom Russ and Sudie Bordeaux Russ. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cary Guyton, and one brother, Hurley Russ.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Charleston Guyton (Tammy) of Bladenboro, Clifton Guyton (Sondra) of Elizabethtown, four sisters, Muriel Priest (Larry) of Clarkton, Edna Lou Russ of Dublin, Mildred Priest (Ricky) of Elizabethtown, and Alice Smith of Lumberton, three brothers, Lewis Russ (Jean) of Cedar Creek, Walter Russ (Lucille) of Dublin, and Larry Russ of Dublin, two grandchildren Marlena Diehm (Mike) of Elizabethtown, Justin Guyton (Carlie) of Bladenboro, four great grandchildren, Annabelle Grace Diehm, Jack Diehm, Journey Guyton, and Blakely Guyton, eight nieces, four nephews, nine great nieces, eight great nephews, four great great nieces, and six great great nephews.
Lois loved the Lord and loved going to church. As long as her children were at home, she made sure they attended church as well. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. Lois was famous for her handmade dresses, fried chicken, iced tea, and Christmas punch. She loved to receive family and always made sure to have a fresh batch of brownies and a cold glass of milk ready. It was always a fun time with grandma. Her room was filled with doll houses, cars, and toy trucks in the bay window. The great grands always had a ball sitting on the floor playing while grandma watched from her chair. She would often play dolls with Annabelle Grace, have a “happy meal” with Jack and cuddle with the twins, Journey and Blakely. Lois was overflowing with enough love for all. Her legacy of eternal love and Christian values will continue for many generations to come.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral will be held on Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 pm at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home with the Reverend Charleston Guyton and the Reverend Richard Priest officiating. Burial will follow the services in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Bladenboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Bladen Community College Foundation, Ann Hammond Smith Practical Nurse Scholarship, P.O. Box 384, Dublin, NC 28332 or Liberty Hospice, 46 McNeill Plaza Ste 105, Whiteville, NC 28472.