Edith Grant Flythe

February 10, 1921 - November 28, 2009

02/10/1921 - 11/28/2009

Past Services

Monday November 30, 2009
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday December 01, 2009
11:00 am

Additional Information:

The interment will follow the service at Jackson Cemetery in Jackson, North Carolina. The Pastor Warren Heitzenrater and Reverend Joe McLean will be officiating.

Edith Grant Flythe, 88, of Jackson, North Carolina, received her eternal reward with God peacefully and prayerfully with family by her side on Saturday, November 28, 2009.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and caring sister. She retired from Northampton County Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She enjoyed serving in various leadership roles in the Delta Kappa Gamma teacher honor society. She loved her church and her church family. She exemplified her Christian life by her faith and enriched other lives with joy and kindness.

She was the widow of Marvin Jackson Flythe, also preceding her in death are her mother, Lena Augustus Robinson, her father, William Watkins Grant, two sisters; Virginia Grant Woodruff and Rebecca Grant Guthrie, and one brother, William W. Grant.

She is survived by a daughter, Greta Flythe of Jackson, North Carolina, one son, Jack Flythe and his wife Shari of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and two grandsons; Andy Flythe of Greensboro, North Carolina and Jamie Flythe of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, also surviving are two sisters; Mildred Grant Bolton and Evelyn Grant Doughtie, both of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, one brother, Marshall Grant and his wife, Marie of Garysburg, North Carolina, a sister-in-law, Helen F. Boone of Como, North Carolina, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Esther Parker of Murfeesboro, North Carolina.

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Marvin Meadows
14 years ago

Jack was on the web site and saw of your mothers passing. I am very sorry for your lost,Ilost my mom about8 years ago. Best wishes to your family.

Horace and Frances Davis
14 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Our family will always cherish the beautiful memories made, during the years we were neighbors. Our love to you all.

Lynn Lane
14 years ago

What a journey! I’d love to have seen Miss Edith in action as a parent! She raised two of the most giving children I have ever met. If you have ever wondered, why she was taken from you, years before God took her home, I can only tell you what I learned from this. I learned patience. I saw unbelievable patience between two of God’s children, the way we should all treat each other. And I saw true love between a mother and her child. It was a privledge to see and a gift I will always keep close.

Claire and Steve Parlier
14 years ago


How sad we are to hear of your mother’s death, yet how glorious to know she is in heaven and has a perfectly clear mind!Please know how much she impacted my life as a 6th grader and how I will always be thankful for that year with her.You have been a wonderful daughter and loving care-giver and have truly “honored your mother”.We marvelled at the loving care you gave her and the way you brought her to church even when she didn’t know where she was. God bless you Greta. We send our love to you, Jack and family and hope to see you when we come to Jackson.

Peggy Brothers Williams
14 years ago

I am sure that she and my daddy, who was principal of Conway school are busy catching up on old times. She was a wonderful teacher.

Charlotte Varnell beck
14 years ago

Dear Shari and Jack,

I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Edith’s passing. She was truly a special sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God bless you. Much love to you all.

Trish & Dick Blackmon
14 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Trish & Dick Blackmon

Gloria Cox Williams
14 years ago

Mrs. Flythe (Miss Grant to us) was my 7th grade teacher at Conway School in 1947-48 and was one of my favorite teachers. She was always fair and calm. Our class enjoyed her so much that we invited her and Marvin to be chaperones for our senior trip to Washington, DC.

My sympathy to her beloved family.

Billy B. Ricks, Class of '52
14 years ago

May the hundreds and hundreds whose lives she impacted so directly bow their heads in memory and respect for one who dedicated herself to their growth, their character, and their future. May God continue to love her and give peace to her family and all of “her kids”. Her gifts continue to live.

Penny Beasley
14 years ago

Greta, You can tell a mothers character by her daughters actions, I didnt get the chance to know your mother that well, but she obviosuly did a fine job raising a GOOD person in you. I think I have met your mother through you. Few people make a life statement anymore gracefully and respectfully than you have, I would guess because of the wonderful women your mom was! I send my heartfelt sympathy but know you did everthing imaginable to give your mother the best of her golden years.