March 10, 2014

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Gertrude Maurice, 102, wife of George Maurice, formerly of Rockingham, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 7, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Maurice; her daughter, Barbara Drake; her parents, Fred and Daisy Maurice and twelve siblings.

She is survived by her three grandsons, Dr. Don A Drake (Celi) from Sioux Falls, S.D., David M. Drake (Diane) from Colman, S.D., and Dr. Tim M. Drake (Pat) from Mitchell, S.D.; five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Watson-King Funeral Home of Rockingham is handling the arrangements.

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