Louise Hartsell Simpson died May 4, 2015 after a short illness. Louise was born August 1, 1922, an only child, to Leah Miller Hartsell and Dr. Joseph Albert Hartsell in Concord, NC. She graduated from Concord High School and attended Salem College.
On December 4, 1942 Louise married Ensign George Lee Simpson, Jr. also from Concord, NC. During their 70 years of marriage, they lived in Chapel Hill, NC, Woodmont, CT, Hartsville, SC, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Raleigh, NC.
She is survived by two sons, George Lee Simpson, III, wife Nancy and Joe Hartsell Simpson, wife Melissa. Two grandchildren, Barrett Simpson Brewer, husband Curt, George Lee Simpson, IV, wife Kate. Three step grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh Martin, partner Rob Henson, Tudi Martin Jackson, husband David, and John Barry Martin. Six great grandchildren, Catherine Campbell Brewer, William Smith Brewer, Sara Barrett Brewer, George Pierce Simpson, William Whitley Simpson, and John Reese Taylor.
Louise’s ashes will be buried beside her husband in Rocky River Cemetery in Concord, NC. Her family would like to thank Dr. Todd Helton and Transitions Life Care for their wonderful care. Donations may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC, 27607
The family invites friends to join them in celebrating Louise’s beautiful life on Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 5- 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh.
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