Mary Newton Lyon
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 22, 1926
  • Date of passing: May 13, 2012
Let the memory of Mary be with us forever

Mary Newton Lyon, 85, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away Sunday, May 13th 2012 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham following a period of declining health.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Cuther F. and Ora Clay Newton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willliam H. “Billy” Lyon, Jr. in December 1990.  Mrs. Lyon retired in 1988 from the Durham Merchants Association.  She was a member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be conducted at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Dr. Jonathan Jeffries.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Lyon Brubaker and son-in-law John M. Brubaker of Boone, a son, William Harrison “Harry” Lyon III of Creedmoor, four grandchildren, Michael Brubaker and Christopher Brubaker of Boone, Lauren Lyon and Bill Lyon of Creedmoor, a brother C.J. “Junior” Newton of Butner. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sallie N. Roberts, three brothers, Russell F. Newton, Jr., Lynwood Newton and Chester F. Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Creedmoor United Methodist Church, PO Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor prior to graveside service.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Lyon family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by marie stallings on 22nd May 2012

"Harry I am o sorry to hear about your Mother.She was uch a sweet lady. I just heard about it today. Sorry we missed her service,we would have been there if we had known.If we can do anything please call ,I am sure you have the number.
Jimmy and Tootsie Stallings"

This tribute was added by Janice and Charlie Rogers on 15th May 2012

"Sandra, Harry and family members, I worked with your mom at the Durham Merchants Association.  She taught me so much while I was there. Mrs Lyon was a very sweet lady. She will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you,"


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