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 Author: Deborah Mrs. Bernice B. McGuire Posted Date: February 14, 2018
(November 29, 1926 - February 14, 2018)

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Obituary Picture     Bernice Brown McGuire, age 91, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Blowing Rock, NC. Born November 29, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Grady and Alice Greene Brown, and step-daughter of Verlie Brown. Weighing only 2 1/2 pounds at birth, Bernie began life the way that she would live itóas a survivor and a miracle.
    To all who knew her, Bernie embodied unconditional love. She lived a joyful life of kindness and compassion and was selfless to a fault. She was a homemaker and a farmer, and although she raised three children and three grandchildren, she was Mom and Granny to everyone who knew her. She was also a proud member of the National Honor Society and the heart of Bairdís Creek Presbyterian Church.
    Mrs. McGuire is survived by two sons, Michael McGuire and wife, Luci, of Sugar Grove, and their children, Jake McGuire and wife, Lauren Hayworth, and Dr. Meghan McGuire and husband, Drew Meyer, and Mark McGuire and wife, Sue, of Sugar Grove, and their daughter Sarah Joanne McGuire. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmage McGuire, and daughter, Jo Ann McGuire.
    Funeral services for Bernice Brown McGuire will be conducted Saturday afternoon, February 17th, at 2 oíclock at Bairdís Creek Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Keith Freeman, Rev. John Bollinger and Rev. Spears Alexander. Private graveside services will be in the Bairdís Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bairdís Creek Presbyterian Church, 2147 NC Hwy 194, Vilas, NC 28692, to the Bairdís Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2147 NC Hwy 194 South, Vilas, NC 28692, or to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the McGuire family.

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