Obituary for Azalea Brooks Autry

Azalea “Blossom” Brooks Autry, age 82, died Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 AM, Monday, January 23, 2023 at Pinebluff Cemetery with Rev. Cory Procter officiating.

Azalea or “Blossom” as she was known by many was a lifetime member of the Ives Memorial Baptist Church in Pinebluff, where she was very active, especially in the music ministry. She retired from a long career as a medical secretary from the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic having served since 1982. She was preceded death by her husband, J.D. Autry, her parents, Preston and Doris Brooks, her sister, Hazel Pridgen and a daughter, Sherry Autry.

She is survived by a daughter, Angela Reiter and her husband David of West End, a granddaughter, Ashley Rieter, a brother, Paul Brooks of Pinebluff, nieces and nephews, Melanie Pridgen, Andrea Lang and husband Kevin, Cletus Fred Pridgen, Jr. and wife Robin, Chris Brooks and wife Donna and Tammy Bryant. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice House, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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