Annie Marie Absher Handy, age 77, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at her home.

She was born July 2, 1941 in Wilkes County to Hansel and Maude Vannoy Absher. Ms. Handy was a member of Round Mtn. Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three children, Ricky Vance Handy, Deborah Diane Bentley, Lisa Anne Handy; brother, Kenneth Absher; and sister, Edith Carol Norris.

Surviving are her daughters, Kathy Huffman and husband Michael of Wilkesboro, Mary Handy of Hickory; brother, Bob Absher and wife Beverly of Moravian Falls; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 12:00 until 1:00 on Saturday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 2361, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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