Genevieve Stout

    Genevieve Carson Stout, 95, of Murphy passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in a Murphy care facility.
    She was a native of Mount Solon, Va., but had been living in Murphy since 1978. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Mount Solon High School. She was a graduate of Dunsmore Business College in Staunton, Va.
    Genevieve was a Postmaster with the Islamorada, Fla., Postal Service, retiring in the mid 1980s. She was a member of the Ranger United Methodist Church, where she served as choir director, pianist, organist, and treasurer.
    She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Lillian Vance Carson and the wife of the late Donald Eugene Stout, who died Nov. 20, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two half-brothers.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty J. Suter of Springfield, Ill.; two sons, General Donald L. Kerrick of Jupiter, Fla., and Dr. George E. Kerrick of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Mary Dove.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 in the Ranger United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Lee officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary and Richard Kilpatrick, Ken Price, Sam Davis, Fred Burton, and L.D. Beavers.
    The family will receive friends following the service in the Ranger United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Genevieve Carson Stout to the Ranger United Methodist Church Choir, 156 Ranger Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.