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Mary Louise (Wooten) McCleney
September 18, 1934 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Mary Louise Wooten McCleney, 88, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Mrs. McCleney was born in Moore County on Sept. 18, 1934 to the late Archie D. Wooten and Mazie Viola Simpson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer McCleney; siblings, Arnold “Gray” Wooten, Ruth W. McMahon, Mildred W. Seagroves, Archie “Sonny” Wooten, and Robert Leon Wooten; a son Thomas E Darr and Janet. Mary was a lifetime member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. She owned and operated Lee Sporting Goods for over 40 years and sold many hunting and fishing licenses to Lee and surrounding counties sportsmen. Mary is well known for her ability to repair fishing reels and her baking cakes as well. She loved Lee County and serving her loyal customers.
Surviving relatives include a son Roger Darr and Diana of Sanford; grandchildren, Eric Darr and Echo, and Lisa Darr; step grandchildren, Robert Lineberry and Heather, Donna Ogletree and Kasey, great grandchildren, Rylie Ballard, Breanna Figueroa, Gavin Darr; step Great-grandchildren, Emma McSorley, Tommy Lineberry, Zachary Lineberry, Nathan McSorley and Sydney Ogletree, and many nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be held at Bridges-Cameron on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, from 6 to 8PM. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery Wed., September 20, 2023, 3PM, with Rev. James Estes presiding.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Salvation Army of Lee County, CARA (Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption), 42 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC 27330, or the charity of your choice.
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home of Sanford assisted with arrangements.