Monday, 11 November 2019 12:08

Sarah Maxwell

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ROCKINGHAM — Sarah Blake Maxwell, 78, passed away at Hermitage Retirement Center Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, following a period of declining health.

She was born in Richmond County on Oct. 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Neal A. Blake and the late Roxie Quick Blake. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Carpenter Linton.

A graduate of Rohanen High School, Class of 1960, Mrs. Maxwell spent most of her life as a homemaker for her family. She was a devoted wife and mother and she was always willing to help family and friends alike whenever needed. She was a member of Cartledge Creek Baptist Church.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 55 years, Richard Neal Maxwell of the home; one daughter, Tammy M. Oglesby and husband, Thomas, of Hamlet; three nieces, one nephew, and many friends.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jason Lutz. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:45 until 1:45 at the funeral home and at other times at the home. She will be laid to rest beside her mother in Richmond County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cartledge Creek Baptist Church, 152 Ben Hudson Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Services are being provided by Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham. Condolences may be made online at

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