Geneva Applewhite Stanley

April 9, 1927 - January 30, 2013

04/09/1927 - 01/30/2013

Past Services

Friday February 01, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Saturday February 02, 2013
3:00 pm

Mrs. Geneva Applewhite Stanley, age 85 was born April 9, 1927. Mrs. Stanley died peacefully at her home on January 30, 2013. She was the youngest daughter to the late Geneva Cheatham Applewhite and Robert Lawrence Applewhite of Halifax, NC. She was married to Dr. John Hampton Stanley for over sixty years and to this marriage was born two daughters.

Mrs. Stanley graduated from Weldon High School in 1944 and continued her education graduating from Queens College of Charlotte, NC. She taught school in Pine Hurst and Southern Pines, NC and later in North Charleston, SC and Greenville, SC. It was following her teaching career that she settled in Woodland, NC in 1955 where she then soon became a mother and homemaker.

Preceding her in death other than her parents are her two sisters, Ida Shaw Barber and Elizabeth Grant.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. John H. Stanley of the home, two daughters, Geneva ‘Gen’ Harrell and her husband Stevie and Dixie Harrell and her husband Paul all of Jackson, NC. Also surviving are six grandchildren, John, Hunter, London, Arch, Brodie and Davis Harrell.

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Brenda Brickell
11 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss, she was a very wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all.

Barbara Ann Stidman
11 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Ms. Neva was a wonderful friend, with a heart full of gold! May God surround you with His strength, His peace and His love.

Barbara Ann Stidman

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Darlene Yarbrough
11 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies to all of you. Prayers are with you.

Edward & Lorie Barnes
11 years ago

We are saddened for the loss of Ms. Neva. She was truly a remarkable woman and our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God embrace your family and give you peace.

Linda V Turner
11 years ago

Rest in peace

Kimberly Roberts
11 years ago

Dixie and Family sorry for your loss. Prayers going up for all of you.

Rebecca, Edward and Jessica Clement
11 years ago

Edward, Jessica and I send our deepest sympathies! We send our thoughts and prayers and wish we could be with you!

Amy Clement
11 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you tonight.It seems like only yesterday my Aunt and Uncle were taking care of us while we visited from Florida. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Neva that will keep her alive in my memory.I know in my heart she is in a better place and understands our tears for the loss of her person here on earth.


Amy Barber Clement

Dianne Ledbetter
11 years ago

What a kind, lovely and most gracious lady. Mrs. Neva has always been a “class act” who had a smile and good word for everyone. So glad that I had the privilege of knowing her. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for the family. Dianne White Ledbetter

Karen Cole
11 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you,she is at peace now,a fine lady whom I will never forget….Karen Cole