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Blanche Smurra Hearns - Class of January 1938

Delete this post Submitted by Fran Olson Gustafson 1965 <> on 07/Jun/2018

    Blanche T. Smurra Hearns, 97, died May 26, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, NC. Born on September 22, 1920 in Newburgh, NY, she was the youngest child of the late Guiseppe and Sofia Cardamone Smurra. Mrs. Hearns is survived by her daughter, Kathy Collins; five grandchildren, Lisa Bologna (Ron), Carl Collins (Colby), Holly Hearns, Paul M. Hearns, (Mary), Jessica Hearns; six great grandchildren, Arianna, Alessandra and Isabella Bologna, Jordan and Talon Collins and Jorryn Hearns. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul A. Hearns, Sr.; two sons, Paul A. Hearns, Jr., Patrick J. Hearns, and seven siblings. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 14 at King of Glory Lutheran Church to celebrate the life of Mrs. Hearns, as well as her son, Patrick, who died on October 31, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice/Mercy Care, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. A guestbook is available at  Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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