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Patsy Ruth Gurganus Mintz, 68

Patsy Ruth Gurganus Mintz
Patsy Ruth Gurganus Mintz

SHALLOTTE — Patsy Ruth Gurganus Mintz, 68, formerly of Ash, N.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Born Aug. 25, 1949, in Duplin County, N.C., Patsy was a daughter of the late Johnny Nicholas and Vera Irene Byrd Gurganus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Mintz; two brothers, Johnny Ray Gurganus and James Morris Gurganus; and a sister, Frances Juanita Futrell.

Survivors include three daughters, Janice Fulwood, and her husband, Phillip, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Pamela “Punky” Simpson of the home, and Tammy Lentz, and her husband, Steve, of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Allen Gurganus of Beulaville, N.C., Travis Gurganus, and his wife, Janice, of Maysville, N.C., and Wilbert Gurganus, and his wife, Jackie, of Richlands, N.C.; two sisters, Betty Davis, and her husband, Milton, of Chinquapin, N.C., and Gloria Locklear, and her husband, Mike, of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael and Amber Fulwood, Emily Cruz and Kimberly Lentz; and great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Lentz, Noah Locklear, Natalie Cruz, Melanie Cruz, Jackson Fulwood and “Little Bean.”

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Chapel of White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte, with the Rev. Landis Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the Mintz Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Casket bearers will be Milton Davis, Travis Gurganus, Angel Cruz, Matthew Locklear, Allen Gurganus and Adam Locklear.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude, that monetary donations be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

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