Age: 86 Address: Spruce Pine, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Mildred Young Hefner passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2012 in her home surrounded with love and her daughter and grand dogs; Fudgie and Spencer by her side.
She was born on Arbuckle in Yancey County on June 3, 1927 to the late Horace and Ethel Howell Young. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Olin D. Hefner and special sister-in-law, Georgie Henline.
Mildred was a graduate of Harris High School and a member of the Beta Club. She married Olin D. Hefner on November 2, 1945 and she worked to put her husband through school at NC State University and received the ‘Putting Hubby Through Diploma’. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. She served faithfully beside Olin in all of his ministries. Served as mentor, teacher to many in Sunday School, Training Union, Baptist Young Women and sang in the choir. She directed numerous weddings. Her biggest joy and hardest jobs were taking care of Olin and Gwen.
Mrs. Hefner is survived by her daughter; Gwen Hawley and spouse Mike, step daughter; Brie Hawley, special friend, Judy Greer Hensley and other friends and cousins, nieces, nephews, and caregivers; Pat Helms, Amy Ayers, Robin Bennett, Megan Bennett, Sandy Woody, and Crystal Vaughn.
The memorial service for Mrs. Hefner will be conducted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be mailed to: Mitchell County Hospice, First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, MANNA Food Bank, Salvation Army, Western Carolina Ministries or the charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Mrs. Hefners’ name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Hefner family.