Chapel Hill: Obituaries

Margery Waters Westray

Margery Waters Westray passed away peacefully at her home in Chapel Hill on October 13, 2014 after a brief period of declining health. She was 94 years of age.

Margery, daughter of Charlie Dudley Waters and Lottie Sutton Waters, was born August 28, 1920 in Goldsboro, NC. On September 16, 1947 she was married to Hugh Tyson Westray, Sr. and they enjoyed more than 60 years of happy companionship before Hugh's death in 2008.

Margery and Hugh moved from Goldsboro to Chapel Hill in 1960, and Margery was employed at the UNC Memorial Hospital Department of Radiology from 1961 until her retirement in 1984. She was an enthusiastic supporter of UNC athletics and a faithful member of the University United Methodist Church. UUMC was a central part of Margery's life. She was a longtime, highly active member of the University United Methodist Women and, until very recently, assisted in the production of the Chapel Chimes newsletter.

Margery is survived by her son, Hugh Tyson (Ty) Westray, Jr. of Chapel Hill, and granddaughter Emily Westray of Pensacola, FL; son Mark Sutton Westray and daughter-in-law Gloria Westray of Cary, NC, and grandchildren Alexander Westray of Charlotte, NC, and Caroline Westray of Cornelius, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Westray, and sisters Ernestine Smith and Jane Rippe.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill at 2 PM, with visitation to follow in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, University United Methodist Church, or the benefit of choice.