Sarah Horne Propes, 84, passed through heaven’s pearly gates on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Wilson Medical Center-Duke LifePoint Hospital. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Rd. A visitation will be held at Wave Church, 5334 Lamm Rd, Wilson on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 2 - 4 pm.
Sarah was born in Charleston, SC on December 14, 1938. Her family moved to Charlotte, NC in 1949. She worked at Mutual Savings & Loan Assoc. as a teller for many years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She began working with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections as a poll worker then as a chief judge.
Sarah enjoyed working with the elections so much that she began working full-time for the Board of Elections as a campaign finance specialist until her retirement. Upon moving to Wilson, NC she continued to work part-time with the Wilson County Board of Elections. She was a loyal member of Memorial Methodist in Charlotte & First Methodist in Wilson. During Covid she started attending Wave Church in Wilson. Sarah loved to read, spend time at the beach, cheer on her Blue Devils basketball, play bridge & canasta, and spend time with her friends and family.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Norris; father & mother, John & Pearl Horne; brothers, Robert, Edward & Walter; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Dawn & Lois; in-laws Glenn & Willie Mae; brother & sister-in-law, Randy & Jean; nephews, Doug & Matthew; and niece, Ann.
Sarah is survived by her children, Jack & Amy Fisher, Mark Propes, Michele & Doug Inscoe; grandchildren, Nicole Propes, Dana & Tony Popolo, Jamie & John Etringer, Montana Propes, Katy Fisher & Mike Fisher, Corey & Courtney Inscoe, Madison Inscoe Mann; great grandchildren, Alahna, Lehnie & Layne Popolo, Heidi Etringer, Eleanor & Amelia Inscoe; sister, Frances Fuller; brother & sister-in-law, John & Judy Horne; brother & sister-in-law, Larry & Yvonne Propes; friends, Donese, Iris & Glenda; her neighborhood breakfast buddies, senior center friends, and card playing group.
The family would like to thank Dr. Erba and staff at Duke Blood Cancer Center for Sarah’s care during her treatment and the staff at Wilson Medical Center-Duke LifePoint Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Wilson County Humane Society, 2421 Airport Blvd NW, Wilson, NC 27896 or Wave Church, 5334 Lamm Rd, Wilson, NC 27893.
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