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Doris Peterson Moore Lynch
Doris Peterson Moore Lynch

Doris Peterson Moore Lynch, of Burgaw, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Huntington Health Care. She was 94.

She was born June 20, 1921 in Wilmington, the daughter of the late John W. Peterson Sr. and Edna Casteen Peterson. Lovingly remembered is Doris’ husband, Elbert Lee Moore, who died in 1988. Later Doris married Edward Lynch, who also preceded her in death. Very near and dear to Doris and Elbert’s hearts was their nephew, the late Ray Pridgen, whom they raised.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Nadine Casteen (Pearlie); granddaughters, Annalisa Casteen Queen (Tom), Tonja Casteen Smith (Wayne Andrews) and Tracey Casteen Fanning; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; special grandnieces, Rhonda, Kim and Suzanne; and many extended family and friends, all of whom loved Doris.

Doris was a faithful member of Wallace Pentecostal Holiness Church. For many years she enjoyed being a part of the Red Hat Society.

Doris loved with all of her heart and her radiant smile brightened the lives of many. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend and the joy of her life was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Filled with a Christian spirit, grace, kindness and compassion, Doris welcomed everyone she met into her wide circle of family and friends. Doris was truly a gift to this world and was loved by so many. We will miss her joyful spirit!

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel with a service to follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Keene will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memorial Park.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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