Elizabeth Hardison Wilson

May 5, 1926February 14, 2013
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Elizabeth Wilson, 86, of Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Elizabeth was born May 5, 1926 in Goldsboro, NC to the late June Thomas Hardison and Elizabeth Smith Hardison. She was a graduate of Meredith College and was employed with NC State University as a lab technician in the School of Wood and Paper Science, retiring after many years of service.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, W. Graham Wilson.

She is survived by her daughters, Sara W. Dubman and husband, Jerry of Appleton, Wisconsin; and Jane W. Vann and husband, Hearst of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Josh Dubman, Mary, Katherine and David Vann.

A memorial service will be held 10 am Friday, March 8, 2013 at Glenaire Retirement Community. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Inurnment will follow the service at 3pm in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford, NC.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Glenaire; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2013
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Valerie Howell

March 14, 2013

Dear family, Ms. Lib was a sweet lady and I always enjoyed seeing her at ROA/ROAL functions. Thoughts and prayers from me and my family go out to you. Valerie Jones Howell

Claire McCullough

March 12, 2013

Elizabeth used to sit with my Mom, Barbara McCullough, at meals at Glenaire before my Mom moved to assisted living. Sometimes I would join them for a meal and I always enjoyed Elizabeth's company. I also teach yoga at Glenaire and Elizabeth had been a regular in my class for many months. She seemed to enjoy the classes and I enjoyed having her there.

Susan Newton Burnette

March 8, 2013

Jane, I think of you often and I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I have fond memories of both of your parents. Please know that you are in my prayers.

Harry/Anita Vann

February 18, 2013

Jane, your sister, Mary, Katherine, and David: Please know that Anita and I are thinking of you all during the loss of your mother and grandmother. Know we are a long ways away, but we think of all of you often, especially now.
Love and condolences from Harry & Anita

February 17, 2013

Jane, Mary, Katherine, and David. So sorry to learn of Jane's mother's death. I feel sure that her passing will be a loss to you all. I remember with fondness going by her house in Raleigh several times. She and her husband were always very kind to me.
I will talk to you soon. Love to all, Aunt Lavinia