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Kayward "Kay" Ballard (Fore) Gore

April 8, 1937 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 81)

Mrs. Kayward Fore “Kay” Gore, 81, of 1292 Browns Church Rd., passed away on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, March 16th at Grove Park Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Shook and Dr. Dennis Bazemore officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memorial Park.

Born on April 8, 1937 in Columbus County, Kay was the daughter of James Ballard and Harriett Leona Nye Fore. She graduated from Campbell College and then Atlantic Christian College and retired as a language arts teacher. She was a longtime member of Grove Park Baptist Church and served on the Church Directory Committee. She enjoyed her church, especially giving the children’s sermons. Some of her favorite interests were traveling, shopping, the Garden Club and luncheons with her girlfriends. She loved her family more than anything and enjoyed having large gatherings during the holidays. Kay was a kind and loving person to her friends - lifelong and new, and best known for her great sense of humor and always seeing the best in others.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Abner Gore; her children, two daughters: Robbie Gore Williams (Todd) of Clinton; Abbie Gore Smitherman (Heath) of Goldsboro; a son, Charles Gore, II of Woodland Hills, California; and son-in-law, Jeff Denny of Wake Forest.  She was also blessed with six grandchildren: Mabry & Ford Williams, Jack & Brooks Denny, and Hank & Carson Smitherman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ramona Gore Denny and sister, Ida Jane Bordeaux.

Vistation for family and friends will be held prior to the service, from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at the church; and other times at her home.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Grove Park Baptist Church, Adult 1 Sunday School Class, 609 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC  28328.

Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Gore Family.


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