Linda Joyce Olive Horton

August 22, 1945October 16, 2017

Linda Joyce Olive Horton, 72, of Apex, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Linda was born in Lee County, NC to Robert and Elizabeth Harris Olive. She was a graduate of Apex High School and was employed as a loan officer with Suntrust Bank for over 42 years. Linda was a member of Apex Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Olive.

Linda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Rufus R. Horton, Jr.; mother, Elizabeth Harris Olive; sons, Scot Horton and wife, Heather and Bret Horton and wife, Kelly; grandchildren, Nevan Horton, Wyatt Horton and Haley Cumm; brothers, Bobby and Terry Olive; sisters, Carolyn Thompson, Betsy Olive and Janice Nobles.

A funeral service will be held 1 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 at Apex Baptist Church, 110 S. Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow the service at Apex Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12-1 PM at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

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  • Visitation Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 20, 2017


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Gerald Atkins, Sr.

October 23, 2017

Reminding you warmly how much others care and would like to bring comfort somehow. And hoping you feel that God's presence is with you, supporting and helping you now. With Deepest Sympathy.

Jim and Rachael Atkins Brady

October 22, 2017

Elizabeth and Bobby so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula Henderson

October 20, 2017

My prayers are with your family. May God be with you and comfort you.

Mildred Wilson

October 20, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Linda. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May the Lord be with you and help you heal.

Mildred Wilson

October 20, 2017

Rufus my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

Mildred Wilson

October 20, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Linda. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May the Lord be with you and help you heal.

Dianne Wood Holland

October 19, 2017

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers for you all.

Tina McGhee

October 18, 2017

Our hearts are going out to you at this time of your lives. Rufus, Linda and I have many memories from our days at CCB. She was an awesome lady and I am so thankful she was a part of my life. I bought many a pound cakes from her in the past and I've never eaten another that topped hers. I pray you find comfort in knowing that Linda is an angel now in Gods Kingdom. I pray for you happier days real soon. Scot and Bret, I haven't seen you since you were knee high to a grasshopper. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a very special lady who adored all 3 of you.

We often got a kick out of Linda saying she ironed Rufus's underwear and tee shirts. It was never a dull moment when Linda was around, she will surely be missed. God bless and keep you now and forever. May God warm your hearts with His SONshine and grace.

Susan & Elaine Johnson

October 18, 2017

Linda and her family have been great friends and neighbors for many years. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. We had hoped that she might get to come back to her home on Hughes Street, but she is in a different home now. We will miss seeing her smiling face. We will be thinking of you all at this time of loss.

Judy Carcich

October 18, 2017

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. There are no words that can be said to heal a broken heart. Please know that I am thinking and praying for the entire family at this time of grief. Linda was a strong and loving mother who was loved by all. She will greatly be missed.