Margaret Tripp Avery

June 4, 1926May 3, 2019

CAMDEN, S.C. — Funeral Services for Margaret Tripp Avery, 93 of Camden, SC and formerly of New Bern, NC will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am from the chapel of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC. The Rev. David McAnelly will officiate. Burial will immediately follow the service in the Greenleaf Memorial Park, Trent Woods, NC.

Mrs. Avery, loving wife of the of the late Johnnie Murray Avery who predeceased her on February 5, 1996 passed away peacefully at Pinedale Assisted Living , Camden, SC Friday, May 3. She was a faithful member of Spring Garden Baptist Church, New Burn, NC prior to moving to Camden, SC in 2007 to be close to her daughter and son-in-law. At Spring Garden she taught Sunday School, GA’s, Training Union and VBS. She also worked with the WMU and anywhere she was needed at the church. Mrs. Avery was a longtime employee of Tryon Palace.

Surviving are her daughter, Connie Avery Dease and her husband Larry of Camden, SC; her grandson, Robert Avery Carpenter and his wife Christie; her granddaughter, Cami Helms; 3 great grandchildren, McKenzie Carpenter, Katherine Helms and Mariah Helms. She was preceded in death by her grandson-in-law, Mitchell Helms.

The family will greet friends prior to the service, Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 to 11:30 am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Avery may be directed to Spring Garden Baptist Church, 650 Spring Garden Road, New Bern, NC and floral tributes are also welcome.

Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC and Baker Funeral Home , Kershaw, SC are serving the Avery families.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Robin Gibson-Brown

May 11, 2019

Aunt Avery as I called her was a loving women with the gift sharing God’s word and her creative sewing talent. I think of her every December as I hang the Christmas Stovlings on the Paino. My Granny, Bela Cumbo and Aunt Myrtle are so happy to reunited with you in Heaven.