Teresa (Terri) Marie Boles, 68, of West End, NC, died January 11, 2018 at Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen, NC.

She was born March 2, 1949 in Pinehurst, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents R. William and Viola (Valenti) Boles, both of Boston, MA. 

She is survived by her siblings, R. William Boles II of Daleville, AL; Gene F. (Juanita) Boles of West End, NC; Nancy Valenti Purrington of Pinehurst, NC; Sheila Boles of West End, NC; and Michael Boles of Palm Beach, FL.  She is also survived by her son, Phillip (Germaine) Elkins and a granddaughter, Ginnie Elkins, all of Southern Pines, NC. Terri leaves a large and loving extended family of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins as well as her two close friends, Lee Weaver and Sally Sheldon.

Terri was a mail carrier in Pinehurst, NC, for many years.  After retirement, she returned to school and received a degree in gerontology from Sandhills Community College.  She worked for many years after graduation as a caregiver/companion in Moore County.

Terri enjoyed walking her dogs, gardening, doing stained glass crafting, reading, singing, and dancing.  She was kind and generous and always had a helping hand.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive visitors between 2:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday, January 20th at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC.  Interment arrangements are pending. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Moore County, 5355 NC-22, Carthage, NC 28327 or to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Boles Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ms. Boles’ family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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