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Mary Ann Davis Willard

September 4, 1949 — May 8, 2023

Mary Ann Willard 73, passed away on May 8, 2023 at her home. She born in Yadkin County on September 4, 1949. She was a daughter of the late Franklin L. Davis and Mattie L. Murphy Davis. She has worked several different jobs and retired at Roses’s Department Store. She has a pet companion called Buddy (a chihuahua dog). He is loved dearly.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Freddy Willard; her children, Rodney (Elizabeth) Willard and Randy (Becky) Willard; grandchildren, Brandon Willard, Cora Willard; a brother, Ray (Carol) Davis; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Gentry Family Funeral Service in East Bend. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yadkin County Humane Society, PO Box 1652, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Gentry Family Funeral Service in East Bend is respectfully serving the Willard family. Online condolences may be made at

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gentry Family Funeral Service

428 East Main Street, East Bend, NC 27018

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