The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 12, 2013

Brythe Flake, 96, of Stanfield, an active church member, who enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, died Dec. 10, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013 — Brythe Brattain Flake, 96 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Halcyon House in Atlanta, Ga.

Mrs. Flake was born July 27, 1917, in Stanly County to the late Josie Brattain.

She was also preceded in death by husband, James Flake; brother, Hubert Bratton; and two sisters, Margie Barbee and Daphne Brattain.

Brythe was a lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Locust, where she served many, many years as a Sunday School teacher and Church Clerk.

A retired textile worker, Mrs. Flake enjoyed her retirement years with sewing, reading and taking care of her flower and vegetable gardens. Active until the time of her death, she traveled on Thanksgiving week for family gatherings.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service will be on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Locust officiated by Pastor Charlie Littlejohn. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Survivors include son, Joe and wife Janice Flake; and two grandsons, Eric and David Flake, all of Norcross, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, PO Box 628, Locust, NC 28097.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Flake family.

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