February 2, 2012
CHARLOTTE - Ann Faries Blanchard, 67, died Jan. 31, 2012, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville.
Mrs. Blanchard was born Jan. 12, 1945, daughter of the late Lewis and Evelyn Quinn Faries.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her sisters, Rachel Finch, Francis Bland Bonnie Singleton and Nelda
Rushing and brothers, Morris and Jack Farris.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 37 years, Jean Claude Blanchard; sister, Eunice Philbeck and husband, Charles of Shelby, NC and many nieces, nephews, friends and special friends John and Jo Haggitt ("my guardian angel") and Waldene Berry.
Ann was a graduate of Greensboro Methodist College. She retired from Bell South after many years of service. Ann enjoyed traveling with her husband and their participation at the International House of Charlotte. She enjoyed playing the piano and was an accomplished violinist. She played with a musical ensemble for several years.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside celebration of her life 1 p.m. Saturday at Gaston Memorial Park, New Hope Road, Gastonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service 1111 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC.
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