JoAnne Fisher Drye

March 26, 1934February 2, 2019

Joanne Fisher Drye, age 84, of Shalimar, FL died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Drye was born March 26, 1934 in Salisbury, NC. She was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Velva Fisher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Franklin Drye, and her son, Homer Franklin Drye, II.

She attended Rowan County Schools in NC. Mrs. Drye was an US Air Force wife and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She treasured spending time with her family. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Deborah Drye Buchanan (David) of Shalimar, Florida; sisters, De Lois Dawn Fisher, Nancy Carol Fisher, and Judy Marie Burleson (Frank) of Salisbury; grandchildren, Hailey Looney (Michael), and Macey Buchanan; and great-grandchildren, Madilyn Kate Looney, and Hayden Blake Looney.

Funeral services for Mrs. Drye are being coordinated between the Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, FL and the Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, NC. A brief visitation will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00am for family and friends at the Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Burial will follow at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, in Salisbury, NC.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

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