Thursday, October 24, 2013 — Ann Ross Abbey Liles, 74, of Albemarle, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 22, 2013.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle. Rev. Elizabeth Ayscue officiated. The family received friends beginning at 1 p.m. in the church parlor. A private family graveside will be at the Old Liles Cemetery in Lilesville.
Mrs. Liles was born June 15, 1939, in Presbyterian Hospital to the late Simeon Arthur Abbey Jr. and Elizabeth Ross Abbey.
Ann Ross lived her first few years in Atlanta, Ga. and then moved to Charlotte to attend Eastover and graduated from Myers Park High School in 1957. She went on to UNC-Greensboro, (Women’s College), where she was president of Elliott Hall. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte in 1961.
She worked with Mr. Kuralt in Social Services for a short time until she met the love of her life, R.V. Liles Jr., MD. They married May 25, 1963, in Myers Park Methodist Church. After their marriage, they moved to Norwood on Lake Tillery, where Dr. Liles practiced medicine and they raised two children, Gregg Rutledge Liles and Abbey Liles Campbell.
Ann Ross was a devoted wife, mother and volunteer, especially with Girl Scouts and the Medical Auxillary.
In the fall of 1976, the family moved to Albemarle, where they still reside.
She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and teacher of a Circle. She was an avid bridge player.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece, Ann Myers Abbey.
She is survived by her loving husband, R.V. Liles Jr., MD of the home; son, Gregg Rutledge Liles and wife Tammie; daughter, Abbey Liles Campbell and husband Mike; cherished granddaughter, Rachel Grace Campbell; special brother, Simeon Arthur Abbey III and wife Martha and their children, William Harrington Abbey and wife Amanda, Leigh Abbey Sharpe and husband Zane and their children, Mallory, Samuel, Luke, Lila and Layne.
The family requests memorials to: Stanly Community Christian Ministry, PO Box 58, Albemarle, NC 28002 and/or First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1578, Albemarle, NC 28002-1578.
Edwards Funeral Home of Norwood is serving the Liles family.
Online condolences: edwardsfuneralhomes.com.