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Jo Ann Frye

February 15, 1944 — April 29, 2022

Jo Ann Miller Frye age 78, passed away at her home in Alexander County on Friday April 29, 2022. She was born in Mitchell County, NC to the late Howard Ray and Susan Young Miller on February 15, 1944. During her working career she worked as a sewer in the furniture industry at Thomasville Furniture. Mrs. Frye liked to garden, cook, and travel during her free time.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her spouse Glenn L. Frye and five siblings.

Those left to cherish the memories of Jo Ann include her daughter Donna Simmons, a son Russell Swanner, the father of her children Edward J. Swanner, one sister Joyce Stamey, a brother Guy Miller, four grandchildren: Courtney Jimenez, Michael Simmons, Rylan Swanner, Christa Swanner, four great grandchildren: Gabe Reed, Ariana Jimenez, Rumi Simmons, Rafe Simmons, and a number of special friends, especially Linda Schmitt.

A celebration of life will be held at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Ledger, NC, Saturday May 7, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Pastor Bruce Cannon will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice and Home Care of Alexander County at 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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