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515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Edward Bloxton Mabry

March 8, 1927June 2, 2019
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Greensboro - Edward Bloxton Mabry (“Ed”) passed away on June 2, 2019 at the age of 92. He had been under hospice care in Greensboro at The Elms at Abbotswood.

He was born on March 8, 1927, in Pender County North Carolina to Virginia Bloxton and Carl Edward Mabry. His family moved to Greensboro when Ed and his younger brother, Henry Filmore Mabry, were children. After graduating from Greensboro High School in 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Air Force Reserves during the Korean War. He graduated from Duke University (B.S) in 1950 and (M.D.) in 1953. He also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke. Returning to Greensboro in 1961, he continued his medical practice until retirement in 2003. A consummate professional, he delivered more than 16,000 babies and treated all his patients with utmost care and respect. His gift was combining skilled medical care with empathy and sound counsel.

In his spare time, he enjoyed attending Duke football and basketball games. A staunch supporter of the Iron Dukes, he often traveled to holiday tournaments, usually bringing one of his six children with him. He was a wonderful father to all his children, who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his first wife, Mary Nicholson Allen, and their children: Ed Mabry Jr. (Suzan) of Spartanburg, SC; Catherine Owen (Steve) of Baltimore, MD; Gin-gin Todd (Jesse) of Key Largo; FL, Rhett Mabry (Ginny) of Davidson, NC; Carl Mabry of Charleston, SC and Sally Williams (Jim) of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, who know each other well because of annual beach trips that “Grande Ed” arranged.

The family extends its appreciation to the caregivers at The Elms, Always Best Care and Hospice of Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., June 17, 2019, at West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C with Rev. Pam Strader officiating. A reception at the church will follow in the Gathering Space.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the Mabry family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

Services

17 June

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

West Market Street United Methodist Church

302 West Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

17 June

Reception will be held following the service in the Gathering Space.

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Kathy Haynes

June 13, 2019

My medical Dr. told me if I had any trouble getting pregnant to go to Dr. Mabry. "He is the best." My first visit was August 1969. The next 3 to 4 months of infertility test showed nothing. A routine exam revealed a ovarian cyst. Surgery was performed and showed extensive endometriosis and carcinoma. He didn't think the cancer had spread. May 1970 I had a total Hysterectomy. No malignancy was in any of the tissue. I was so sad that I could not have children.
Dr. Mabry told me if anybody deserved a baby it was me. He would contact the Children's Home Society and tell them when I died, it would not be from this. (and he did)
So, Dr. Mabry not only saved my life but made it possible for me to become a mother. My son is now 47.
Yes, he was the best!

Jill Pegram

June 12, 2019

Dr. Mabry was just the best. He had been my mom's doctor and there was no question that he would be my doctor as well. He delivered my daughters and I was his patient from 1970 until the day he retired. I went to see him the last day he was in the office and we both cried. He was the ultimate physician-skilled, kind, patient and totally dedicated to his patients. They don't make them like him anymore. Sending my deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

Brenda Stutts

June 11, 2019

Dr. Mabry was my doctor for many years, delivered my son in 1968. He was so kind & caring & would always take time to answer any questions.
He put this "first time" mother at ease
which certainly helped ease my anxiety.
God bless you Dr Mabry & all of your family.

Sharon Matthews

June 10, 2019

I will always remember Dr. Mabry for his kindness and sense of humor. My sister had gone to him in 1977-1978 and he delivered her daughter on March 2, 1978. When I got pregnant I decided to go to him as well. I gave birth to my son on December 16,1992. Dr. Mabry was so professional and all the nurses talked about how good of a doctor he was. my son is now 26 years old and is a wonderful son. I asked Dr. Mabry one time when I was seeing him how many babies he had delivered. He told me the story of delivering his first son due it being a breech birth. He then told me he had quit counting at 10,000 babies. He continued to deliver more. I will always have fond memories of Dr. Mabry, and I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great doctor but a better man. He will be missed.

Sharon Gray

June 10, 2019

Dr Mabry delivered my daughter in 1979 and my son in 1985. I miscarried in 1984 and was so upset because it was a weekend and I didn’t want to interrupt Dr Mabry’s weekend. He immediately put my mind at rest and was so kind. He did a tumor removal surgery on me in 1983. I was in the hospital a full week. Even though he was in a solo practice he made time every single morning and every single evening to come by my room to check up on me. I had the utmost respect for this man. I’m so grateful for his care.
Your father and grandfather was a special man to many. Thank you for sharing him.
Sharon Gray

Brenda Peeden

June 10, 2019

I, like so many, have been privileged to know, love and respect Dr. Ed Mabry, a true icon in his time. I was honored to know him as my doctor and confidant for over 35 years, and then even more special to know him as a dear friend afterward. And to also know all of his wonderful family; what an honor. To all of this family I send my heart-felt sympathy and sadness that we must lose our dear loved ones who have meant so much to us through the years. The ones who have made us, molded us into the individuals we have so uniquely become. But we shall never forget, nor shall we lose sight of these saints who, wait upon us until we shall reign forever together. Heaven is so much closer than we even realize. God bless.
Love & prayers,
Brenda Peeden

Robin Gauldin

June 10, 2019

Prayers for the Mabry family during this difficult time.

Jack and Jane Hogan

June 10, 2019

He was the best! Best boss I ever had. He will truly be missed by so many. It was an honor to know him. A real Blue Devil!

Jane and Jack Hogan

karen Boone

June 10, 2019

Ed, Mabry Jr(Suzan), Catherine (Steve), Gin-gin(Jesse), Rhett(Ginny), Carl, (Jim), I WILL KEEP YOU CLOSE IN THE COMING WEEKS AS YOU ARE GOING THROUGH YOUR PROCESS OF GRIEVING.
A FATHER MY PASS ON BUT HIS THOUGHTS, HOPES and dreams live on in us. I worked for your Dad for 14 wonderful years. and will cherish those years and smile when I think of him. He will live on in our heart forever. I am sorry I could not attend today. May God Bless

Rebecca Messa

June 9, 2019

There was no greater fan of Duke Basketball than Dr. Mabry. I loved meeting and knowing him through his children Sally and Carl whom I met my freshman year at Duke.
Every morning I take one spoonful of fiber drink, too, thanks to Dr. Mabry’s wise teachings. He told Sally and me “a spoonful of fiber a day keeps colon cancer away”. The best doctors are those like Dr. Mabry who treat the whole person and share emerging health information they feel will benefit both patients and non-patients.
My thoughts, prayers, and love are with the incredible Mabry family. May God bring you peace and comfort. Love, Becky Messa

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Biography

Greensboro- Edward Bloxton Mabry (“Ed”) passed away on June 2, 2019 at the age of 92. He had been under hospice care in Greensboro at The Elms at Abbotswood.

He was born on March 8, 1927, in Pender County North Carolina to Virginia Bloxton and Carl Edward Mabry. His family moved to Greensboro when Ed and his younger brother, Henry Filmore Mabry, were children. After graduating from Greensboro High School in 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Air Force Reserves during the Korean War. He graduated from Duke University (B.S) in 1950 and (M.D.) in 1953. He also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke. Returning to Greensboro in 1961, he continued his medical practice until retirement in 2003. A consummate professional, he delivered more than 16,000 babies and treated all his patients with utmost care and respect. His gift was combining skilled medical care with empathy and sound counsel.

In his spare time, he enjoyed attending Duke football and basketball games. A staunch supporter of the Iron Dukes, he often traveled to holiday tournaments, usually bringing one of his six children with him. He was a wonderful father to all his children, who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his first wife, Mary Nicholson Allen, and their children: Ed Mabry Jr. (Suzan) of Spartanburg, SC; Catherine Owen (Steve) of Baltimore, MD; Gin-gin Todd (Jesse) of Key Largo; FL, Rhett Mabry (Ginny) of Davidson, NC; Carl Mabry of Charleston, SC and Sally Williams (Jim) of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, who know each other well because of annual beach trips that “Grande Ed” arranged.

The family extends its appreciation to the caregivers at The Elms, Always Best Care and Hospice of Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., June 17, 2019, at West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C with Rev. Pam Strader officiating. A reception at the church will follow in the Gathering Space.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the Mabry family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.