Wilma G. Earnhardt
Dorothy Wilma Gault Earnhardt, 91, of Pinehurst, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home.
Mrs. Earnhardt, the third of eight children was born on March 16, 1918, in Fountain Inn, S.C., and lived in Kingsport, Tenn., for 50 years. They moved to Pinehurst, in 1991 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, C.F. Earnhardt, who died in 2005. Wilma will be remembered for her volunteer work in her earlier years, her love of golf, and gardening and her care and devotion to her friends and family.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Martin and husband, Bill, of New Bern, and Nancy Oakley and husband, Ward, of Pinehurst; six grandchildren, Missy Martin Duncan and husband, Craig, of Pinehurst, Alice Martin Arthur and husband, Bart, of New Bern, Neil Oakley and wife, Kimberly, of Burlington, Susan Oakley, of Columbia, S.C., John Oakley and wife, Joanna, of Charleston, S.C., William Oakley, of Charleston, S.C.; nine great-grandchildren, William Duncan, Mary Martin Duncan, Henry Duncan, Holden Arthur, Charles Arthur, Rachael and Jackson Coble, Carolina Oakley, and Ryan Oakley. Two brothers also survive her, Paul Gault and Charles Gault and wife, Evelyn, of Fountain Inn, S.C., and a sister-in-law, Ruth Earnhardt of Roebuck, S.C.
A chapel service will be held at Cannon Memorial Park in Fountain Inn, S.C., Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Culp officiating.
The family extends their thanks and love to Mrs.Costella Brower and her family for their friendship and wonderful care given to Mrs. Earnhardt. Costella has been our guardian angel. The family would also like to thank FirstHealth Hospice for their wonderful, caring support given to the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandhills Children’s Center, 1280 Central Dr., Southern Pines, NC 28387; Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, P.O. Box 215, Pinehurst, NC 28370; or to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.