Florence Velna Creech Hogan, age 87, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 of a lengthy illness with Alzheimer’s.
Velna was born January 24, 1927, in Johnston County to the late Frank Douglas Creech, Sr. and Florence Mae Mumford Creech.
In 1947 she graduated from Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh. In October of 1947 she married Curtis Preston Hogan. She was a member of Orange United Methodist Church where she was actively involved and served in many capacities – especially singing in the church choir with her beautiful alto voice.
Her professional career was as a registered nurse in the Oral Surgery Dept., UNC School of Dentistry, from which she retired. After her retirement she worked briefly for a private dental practice and also served as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, NC.
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Surviving are her son, Curtis (Curt) William Hogan of Orange Co, NC; brothers, Howard Welda Creech (Ruth) of Emerald Isle, NC and William (Bill) Worley Creech (Kay) of Faison, NC; sister-in-law, Muriel Straughan Creech of New Smyrna Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis Preston Hogan, her parents and brothers, Frank Douglas (F.D.) Creech, Jr. and Percy Glenn Creech.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at Orange United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
The family wishes to give special recognition and heartfelt thanks to her loving and faithful caregiver of nine years – Angela Kenion of Hillsborough, NC. Also a grateful appreciation is extended to the staff of the DuBose Health Care Center of the Cedars of Chapel Hill and Rescare Home Care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or to the Boys and Girls Home of NC, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.
Arrangements for the Hogan family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.