OBITUARY

Florence Louise Touchstone

June 22, 1920July 14, 2021

Florence Louise Caldwell Touchstone, 101, a resident of Greensboro passed away on Wednesday, July 14 2021 at Friends Home Guilford.

She was born June 22, 1920 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Willie Wallace and Mildred Tichenor Caldwell. She was married to Thomas Read Touchstone for 53 years.

In 1944 she received her B.S. in Home Economics from Woman’s College (UNC-G). She served as secretary to the Director of Nursing at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Florence was a longtime member of College Park Baptist Church where she served in many volunteer positions. She served on the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs and was a member of the Westridge Garden Club.

Florence is survived by her son, George E. Touchstone and wife Denise Benoit of Cambridge, MA; daughter, Mildred “Mid” T. Dohm and husband Gordon of Greenville, SC, and daughter Betty T. Lentz and husband Michael of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Donald Dohm and wife Christine, Elizabeth Rickwood and husband Chris, Jennifer D’Alba and husband Mark, and Michael Lentz, Jr. and wife Kirsten; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Patrick and Ryan Dohm, Carter and Zachary Rickwood, Parker Lentz, and Zerica D’Alba; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Read Touchstone, twin sister, Henrietta Caldwell Edwards and brother Oliver Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407 with Chaplain Misty McAden officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Memorials may be made in Florence’s memory to Friends Home Guilford Employee Appreciation Fund c/o Angela Conwell, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.

Online condolences can be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com

  • FAMILY

  • Willie Wallace & Mildred Tichenor Caldwell, Parents (deceased)
  • Thomas Read Touchstone, Husband (deceased)
  • Mildred "Mid" T. Dohm & husband Gordon, Daughter
  • Betty T. Lentz & husband Michael, Daughter
  • George E. Touchstone & wife Denise Beriot, Son
  • Elizabeth Rickwood & husband Chris, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer D'Alba & husband Mark, Granddaughter
  • Donald Dohm & wife Christine, Grandson
  • Michael Lentz Jr. & wife Kirsten, Grandson
  • Zerica D'Alba, Great-Granddaughter
  • Parker Lentz, Great-Granddaughter
  • Thomas Dohm, Great-Grandson
  • Patrick Dohm, Great-Grandson
  • Ryan Dohm, Great-Grandson
  • Carter Rickwood, Great-Grandson
  • Zachary Rickwood, Great-Grandson
  • Henrietta Caldwell Edwards, Twin Sister (deceased)
  • Oliver Caldwell, Brother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Touchstone is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
  • DONATIONS

  • Friends Home Guilford, Employee Appreciation Fund c/o Angela Conwell

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, July 19, 2021

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Biography

Florence Louise Caldwell Touchstone, 101, a resident of Greensboro passed away on Wednesday, July 14 2021 at Friends Home Guilford.

She was born June 22, 1920 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Willie Wallace and Mildred Tichenor Caldwell. She was married to Thomas Read Touchstone for 53 years.

In 1944 she received her B.S. in Home Economics from Woman’s College (UNC-G). She served as secretary to the Director of Nursing at Moses H. Cone Hospital. Florence was a longtime member of College Park Baptist Church where she served in many volunteer positions. She served on the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs and was a member of the Westridge Garden Club.

Florence is survived by her son, George E. Touchstone and wife Denise Benoit of Cambridge, MA; daughter, Mildred “Mid” T. Dohm and husband Gordon of Greenville, SC, and daughter Betty T. Lentz and husband Michael of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Donald Dohm and wife Christine, Elizabeth Rickwood and husband Chris, Jennifer D’Alba and husband Mark, and Michael Lentz, Jr. and wife Kirsten; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Patrick and Ryan Dohm, Carter and Zachary Rickwood, Parker Lentz, and Zerica D’Alba; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Read Touchstone, twin sister, Henrietta Caldwell Edwards and brother Oliver Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407 with Chaplain Misty McAden officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Memorials may be made in Florence’s memory to Friends Home Guilford Employee Appreciation Fund c/o Angela Conwell, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.

Online condolences can be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com