Obituary For Gail Ogburn Flynt
November 26, 1939 - September 4, 2023

Gail Ogburn Flynt died peacefully surrounded by her family on September 4, 2023, at Hospice of Rockingham County.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Leaksville United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1pm-2pm, in the church sanctuary.

Gail was born in Smithfield, NC, to the late Bunnah Evelyn Jones and the late Jasper Victor Ogburn. She had many fond memories of her childhood in Smithfield. Gail graduated from Salem College with a degree in music education. After graduation, she remained in Winston-Salem and taught music at Philo Junior High. During the summer months, she directed the choir at Pfafftown Christian Church where she met her future husband, Tommy.

Following the birth of their daughter, the family moved to Leaksville, NC, (now Eden) where she continued her music career as Choir Director for First Christian Church. She taught piano in their home and eventually continued her career as the music teacher at Lakeside and Douglass Elementary Schools.

In her spare time, Gail enjoyed being a member of the Eden Junior Service League and the Town and Country Garden Club. For a short time, she also served as a member of the handbell choir at Leaksville United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with family and friends at the beaches of North and South Carolina and especially enjoyed her time at Litchfield by the Sea.

Gail is survived by her husband, Tommy; her children, Molly Wright, Will Flynt, and Hoke Flynt (Julie); her beloved grandchildren, Margaret and Elizabeth Wright, William and Warren Flynt, Charlie and Ben Flynt; her sister, Lu Long Medlin and brothers-in-law, Hugh Cullman, Guy Flynt (Jane), and Robert Flynt (Sue); and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Preceding her in death were her sister, Nan Ogburn Cullman; her brother, Vic Ogburn, Jr.; sister-in-law, Anne Ogburn; brother-in-law, Tommy Medlin; and her son-in-law, Kenan Casteen Wright.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff in the Neurosciences ICU at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and especially to the staff at Hospice of Rockingham County for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Memorials may be sent to the music program at Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry Street, Eden, NC 27288; or to Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 NC 65, Reidsville, NC 27320.

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