Mary Jeanette Rye


HIAWATHA - Mary Jeanette Rye, 78, of Hiawatha, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Born May 2, 1940 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late James Weise and Stella Boyles Weise.
Mrs. Rye was a member of Hiawatha Gospel Mission. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and sewing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Weise and Brenda Billings; and one brother, Johnny Weise.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Rye, Sr.; seven children, Scottie Rye and Karen of Rock, Calvin Rye of the home, Melvin Rye, Jr. and Sandra of Hiawatha, Stephanie Mitchem and husband Richard of Springton, Jonathan Rye and wife Rebecca of Arista, Eric Rye and Kayla of Princeton and Kristy Rye and Dennis of Arista; one sister, Patricia Bailey and husband Barry of Hiawatha; three brothers, James Weise and wife Glenna of Hiawatha, Charles Weise and wife Delilah of Oakvale and Loyd Weise and wife Dreama of Asheboro, NC; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. The body will be cremated following the visitation.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
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Published on February 7, 2019
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