Obituary for Gary G. Priest of Carthage

Gary G. Priest, 68, of Carthage, passed suddenly at the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 26th.

A Lifelong resident of Moore County, Gary was born July 26, 1954 to the late Charles Gilmer and Mary Sue Bridgers Priest.  He was a graduate of Union Pines High School, class of 1972.  Gary was a career farmer.  He grew up helping on his parents’ farm and as an adult, he took to running his own farm.  Farming was his life, but his pleasures were spent enjoying the outdoors:  Fishing, camping and hunting.

Gary was the loving husband of Jane Matthews Priest.  He is survived by his son, Ben Priest, wife Ashley, and their daughter Josie Mae Priest.  Gary was the brother of Tim Priest, Donna Ackermann, Pete Priest and the late Charles G. “Chuck” Priest, Jr.

A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Ave. on Friday, March 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s memory may be made to The Foundation of FirstHealth Heart Care Fund, 150 Applecross Rd. Pinehurst, NC. 28374.

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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