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Mary Beth Leyden (Beth Britt) - Southport

Mary Beth Leyden (Beth Britt)Mary Beth Leyden, (Beth Britt), age 64, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, February 21, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Gaynelle and George Leyden of Athens, Georgia.

Surviving are Beth’s daughter Ashley and son-in-law Tommy Phillips and grandchildren Davis and Jack of Charlotte, NC; son Donald, Jr. and daughter-in-law Kyrstin and granddaughters Devin and Sophea of Bridgeport, PA; sister Carol and husband Jim Warnes and nieces Kathryn and Nell Warnes of Athens, GA; and brother George Terrell Leyden of Athens, GA.

Beth was born in Alabama and grew up in Charleston, SC. For several years she lived in Raleigh, NC where she worked as a registered nurse in private practice and in marketing at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. She also spent time in Rochester, NY; Paris, France; and near Philadelphia before retiring in 2003 to her waterfront home on Barnes Bluff Drive in Southport.

Throughout her life, Beth contributed many hours to a variety of causes, including Hospice, Brunswick New Hope Clinic, and Southport Presbyterian Church where she most recently served as treasurer of Women of the Church. Last year, she spent a week in Appalachia with her church group building homes for the impoverished. She served on the Oak Island Capital Planning committee, the Oak Island Beautification committee, and was a member of the Southport Women’s Club. She was a gourmet cook, a talented decorator, a music and bridge lover, an enthusiastic traveler and had enormous affection for her dogs and cats. She will be dearly missed by her many family and friends.

A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 24, 2012 at Southport Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Beth’s name to New Hope Clinic, 201 W. Boiling Springs Road, Southport, NC 28461 or via website at www.Newhopeclinicfree.org.

You may offer online condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

You may send flowers at www.FTD.com or by calling 877-282-4098.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport

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