Sarah Morris Steele

April 2, 2013 

Sarah Morris Steele, 84, of Advance, NC died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, NC. Ms. Steele was born in Winston Salem, NC on November 15, 1928 to Frank Brown Morris and Myrtle Ashworth Morris. She graduated from Reynolds High School in 1945 and Greensboro Women's College in 1949.

Sarah loved playing bridge with the Forsyth Country Club 1201 Bridge Group; she was a member of numerous garden and book clubs. She was also a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church.

Sarah was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years William Perrin (Perk) Steele.

She is survived by her sons, John W. Gainey III, Frank H. Gainey and wife, Diane Gainey; grandchildren, Kristin Gainey Ferree and husband, David Ferree, Alicia Gainey Welborn and husband, Travis Welborn, Ashley Gainey Brothers and husband, Timothy Brothers, Brooke Hodges Gainey and fiancée, Christopher Narron, Frank Holland Gainey, Jr. and Hanna Elizabeth Toler. Three stepchildren, William Perrin (Bill) Steele, Jr. and wife, Sandra Steele, Elizabeth Steele, Marilyn Steele Paschal and husband, David Paschal; eight step grandchildren, William Scott Steele and wife, Jennifer Steele, Perrin Steele Murray and husband, The Rev. Tom Murray, Steven Jeremy Vance and wife, Shelley Vance, Leah Vance Hands and husband, Derek Hands, David Slade Paschal and wife, Emily Paschal, Justin Steele Paschal and wife, Ashley Paschal, Kenneth Alan Steele, Blair Lawson Whitworth and wife, Katie Whitworth; and 15 step great-grandchildren, Virginia Steele Murray, William Thomas Murray, Evie Scott Murray, Sophia Grace Murray, Ellie Anna Steele, John (Perk) Perrin Steele, Frances Lawson Whitworth, Nathan Charles Whitworth, Margaret (Maggie) Ellen Whitworth, Lucy Haven Whitworth, Joshua Brodie Vance, Oliver Owen Vance, Carson Hands, Charlotte Steele Paschal, David Knox Paschal.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Clemmons Presbyterian Church by the fountain at the Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House P.O. Box 483, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

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