Mrs. Thelma Lodema Taylor Winebarger, age 87, former of Zionville, passed away Sunday evening, May 13, 2018 at the Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Born June 1, 1930 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of William and Rose Edna Reece Taylor. Thelma enjoyed doll making and assembling mountain crafts for resale. She loved participating in activities at the Cove Creek Senior Center as long as her health allowed. As her health declined, she enjoyed keeping up with local events by telephone contacts and personal visits by her friends.
Mrs. Winebarger is survived by her son, Jerry Taylor and wife, Diane, of Mountain City, Tennessee; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Crystal Taylor; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Winebarger; and sisters, Margaret Bingham, Lucy Taylor and Mary Alice Taylor.
Funeral services for Thelma Taylor Winebarger will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, May l6th at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Virginia Peurifoy. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow in the Taylor-Mast Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to the Patient Activity Fund at The Foley Center, 612 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.
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