Mary (Braugham) Patten

August 24, 1934 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 83)

Winston Salem,


Mary Patten, 83, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility in Winston-Salem, NC, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Patten was the only child of the late William Mason and Lucille Bowden Baugham.  She graduated Valedictorian from Faison High School in 1952.  She graduated with honors from King College in Bristol, Tennessee with a B. A. in Education.  She taught school in Hampton, VA; Raleigh, NC; Symrna, NC; and retired from teaching from Morehead City, NC. 

Mrs. Patten was an avid reader, gardener, and accomplished artist.  She made and sold custom designed earrings in her retirement.  She also enjoyed knitting and square dancing.  She was active in both the Faison Presbyterian and First Presbyterian Church (Morehead City, NC).

Mrs. Patten is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald William Patten.  Brother-in-law, Brent Harley Patten and wife, Carmita of Greenwich, NY and Faison, NC.  A cousin, Anne Mosley Wilson and husband, Boyd, of Raleigh, NC.

Mrs. Patten is also survived by her daughter, Janet Patten Pruneau (Chris) and son, Jeffrey William Patten (Sarah).   Four grandchildren, Rosemary and William Pruneau and Alex and Abby Patten.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Faison Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Lyle Brickhouse.  Interment will follow in  the Faison Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10 – 11 AM, in the church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faison Presbyterian Church, 502 West Main St., Faison, NC  28341 or to one’s favorite charity.


Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, of Clinton, NC.

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