Lakie Lee DeVore Rumney

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Lakie Lee DeVore Rumney, 92, of 17A Heather Way, died Wednesday, january 17, 2001 at a local health care facility. A native of Whittier, NC, Mrs. Rumney was the daughter of the late Richard and Cornelia Allison Lee. She was the wife of the late Raymond C. Rumney, who died in 1992, and Ulus DeVore, who died in 1952. She was preceded in death by a son, David DeVore, who died in 1996. Mrs. Rumney was a member of the Rebecca Club and Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Frances D. Kirby of Asheville and Gloria DeVore of Tucson, AZ; a son, Stephen DeVore of Myrtle Beach, SC; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, january 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Rev. Charlie Sams and Mr. L.R. Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11:45 - 12:45 on Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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  1. Lakie is the mother of my husband and grandmother to our two sons. I will remember her always for her quiet strength and the steadfast love of her children. One of my fondest memories of Lakie was a ride we took together on her golf cart to a local yard sale… where she proceeded to teach me a thing or two about the art of bargaining! She was a unique person who will be missed greatly.

  2. I will miss my grandmother dearly. I will always remember her as being one of the toughest women I’ve ever known. My fondest memories of her are when I was a child and would visit her beach house, she always knew what I was up to….usually trying to take her golf cart.

  3. Lakie was my grandmother. She had many stories to tell. One of the stories I will remember most is when she explained how when she was younger she would pick wild blackberries in the woods by her house. She was a very descriptive, loving and strong women who will be very missed.

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