Darlene Gillespie Ollis, age 80, of Pleasant Gardens, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Autumn Care of Marion, surrounded by her loving family.
Darlene was born July 2, 1940 in McDowell County, NC to the late Allen “Rabbit” Gillespie and Kathleen Hunter Gillespie. She was the owner/operator of Cut & Curl hair salon. After celebrating her retirement in cosmetology, she was able to spend some meaningful time with her family and travel with her husband. Her family was her whole world. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and nana. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those left behind to cherish Darlene’s memory are her beloved husband of 61 years, Wayne Ollis; twin daughters and special sons, Gaye Noblitt and husband, Tim and Kaye Mayberry and husband, Kent all of Marion, NC; four cherished grandchildren, Kalisa Mayberry Davis (Tristan), Scott Noblitt (Samantha), Matthew Noblitt (Taylor) and Kyle Mayberry (Sierra); and six precious great-grandchildren, Bryson Davis, Kase Mayberry, Remington Noblitt, and Ayden, Levi and Oakley Noblitt.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, NC. A private graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Steve Hawkins officiating.
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