Artie Jane Bye, of Mint Hill, NC, formerly of Advance, NC, Sunset Beach, NC, Raleigh, NC, Lynchburg, VA, and Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully Friday morning, September 26, 2014, with her loving and supportive family by her side. She was 86 years old.
Born October 5, 1927 in Alexander County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jonah Avery Bumgardner and Lola Deal Bumgardner. Jane was a graduate of Derita High School and received an associate’s degree from Lenoir Rhyne College. She enjoyed a career in education with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Cabell County, VA Schools. Jane had a passion for gardening, church life, charities, volunteering and family. On November 26, 1959, she married Edmund G. Bye.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Carole Love, Becky Temple, Tom Brown and Tricia Goff; her son-in-law, Jim Goff; her brother, Warner Bumgardner; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Jane’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. Friends are cordially invited to a reception immediately following the service at the funeral home.
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Memorials may be made to Chapel on the Green, Sea Trail Plantation, c/o Mary Lou Miller, 651 Kings Court, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.
Cards of condolence may be mailed to Ed Bye, 8804 Truelight Church Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227.
Arrangements by McEwen-Mint Hill Chapel, online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com