Mrs. Cornelia G. “Connie” McInnes

June 22, 2013 

Mrs. Cornelia G. “Connie” McInnes, 95, of Cary, formerly of Raleigh, died Thursday, June 20, 2013.

Cornelia was born on August 23, 1917 in Charlotte, NC. She was the daughter of the late Cornelia Holmes Gray and Emmett Stanley Gray. Cornelia was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Robert Craig McInnes, USNR; and her grandson, Robert Craig McInnes II.

Cornelia graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in zoology in 1939. She later was the assistant editor for The Tarheel Banker of the North Carolina Banker’s Association. Cornelia was an avid nature lover. She enjoyed gardening and had a true passion for collecting sea shells. Cornelia was a life-long member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.

Cornelia is survived by her son, Stewart Craig McInnes and wife, Bunnie of Richmond, VA. Granddaughter, Sherry McInnes Smith and husband, Chip; great grandsons, Trey and Tate Smith of Troutman, NC. Granddaughter-in-law, Tracy B. McInnes of Richmond, VA. Also surviving is one nephew, John R. Tankard III and his wife Judith of Newton, MA.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Monday, June 24, 2013 at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private graveside service will be held at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the nurses, aids (her angels) and staff at Glenaire Presbyterian Retirement Community. Thank you for all your love and care of Connie for the past 20 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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