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Louise Mims Lance


October 2, 2017

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Louise Mims Lance

Louise Mims Lance passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

She was the daughter of Grover Cleveland Mims and Bessie Smith Mims, of Sylvester, Ga. She was born in Cuthbert, Ga., Jan. 19, 1922, but moved to Brevard at an early age. She married Ernest L. Lance and they raised three children, Patsy, Steve and Gloria.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; her son, Robert Steven Lance; a grandson, Michael James Norton; three brothers, Cecil, Robbie and Edwin Mims; and two sisters, Norma Jones and Catherine Lyon.

While living in Brevard, she was employed at various jobs including Scott's Meat Market and B&B Feed and Seed Company for many years.

Surviving are her daughters, Patsy Trent (Rick), of Seneca, S.C. and Gloria Norton (Ralph), of Brevard; her brother, Wilson Mims, of Sylvester, Ga .; two sisters, Dorothy Dumas, of Mobile, Ala. and Marcelle Cutting, of Wildwood, Fla .; daughter- in-law, Regina Lance, of Shelby, N.C .; seven grandchildren, Roy Edward Mitchell, Tricia Lance Wise (Scott), Forrest Stroup (Shelley), Deanna Owens (Doyle), Michael James Norton, Robert Steven Lance Jr. (Melissa), Christopher Steven Lance (Kristen) and Jeffery Allan Lance (Jessica); 16 great-grandchildren, Erin Raymond, Katie Mitchell, Lauren Wise, Scotty Wise, Brooke Wise, Hailey Siniard, Randy Stroup, Tanner Stroup, Meleah Owens, Breylan Owens, Steven Lance, Lilly Lance, Sam Lance, Michael Lance, Simon Lance and Eli Lance; and four great-great-grandchildren, Avery, Ayden, Harper and Stella.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in the chapel of Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Connestee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dunn's Rock Baptist Church, c/o Dewey Aiken, P.O. Box 108, Brevard, NC 28712.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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