Obituary for Nora Sellars Garris of West End

Nora Sellars Garris, 88, of West End, NC, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst, NC.

She was born May 7, 1935 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Samuel and Bessie Poole Sellars.

Nora was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.  She worked for many years at Stanley Furniture in West End.  She had a green thumb and enjoyed growing flowers in her garden. She was an excellent cook.  She loved gospel music, with her favorite song being Amazing Grace.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons; Leon L. Ransom (Paula) and Winford Ransom; grandsons, Leon L. Ransom II (Marie) and Joey Ransom; great-grandchildren Dakota Ransom, Savannah Ransom and Brianna Pavon; brother Hubert Sellars (Carolyn) and sister, Maxine Blackburn.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight siblings.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3:00PM at Boles Funeral Home, 221 MacDougall Drive, West End, NC 27376.  Burial will follow at West End Cemetery.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.  

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