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

Born: Sunday Nov 26, 1939

Died: Monday Sep 4, 2023

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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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I first met Gail when her children were enrolled at Burton Grove School in Eden.  I was secretary to Dr. Norman and Harold Kendrick - both principals.  Always enjoyed visits from Gail from time to time.  I enjoyed watching her precious children grow up ... I am so sad to hear of her Passing.   Prayers for all the family.  

Lily P. Chatham

Tommy, Molly, Will, Hoke, and Julie, please know that Carlee and I will have you in our prayers. I only met Gail one time but talked to her enough to know that she loved each of. 
Bobby and Carlee Grove 


Gail was always welcoming around the schools, where I knew the best. However she was also a noted icon in the community. May God be with Tommy and the family during this time of loss, wrapping his loving arms around them with comfort.

Tommy Griffin

To the Flynt family,

Please know that we will always have fond memories of a such a lovely lady who treated our boys (and us) so special since we arrived in town so many years ago. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Matt and Michelle Smith (Harrison and Hunter)

Michelle Smith

Sending prayers and condolences to Molly Wright and her family during this difficult time. I pray God provides you all both peace and comfort in the days ahead. Mrs. Flynt, as I knew her was a very talented musician and loved by many. 

Robin Stinson Vick

I met Gail more then 10 years ago when I first came to work for her, she always had good stories to tell and we talked about cooking. Really I could talk about anything with Ms Gail. She always cared for me and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with her loving family.

Maria De Lourdes Calderon (luli)

Dear Family,

Of Mrs. Gail Ogburn Flynt, I remember Gail from many, many years ago. Gail taught me piano lessons at her home in Eden, NC. I can still remember playing piano, she would pick out the song she wanted us to play and we would play it. May God Give You Comfort, Peace, & Strength In This Difficult Time! Heaven Has Gained, Another Angel.

Jeffrey Rakestraw

Dear Flynt Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Gail's passing.  She was such a lovely lady and will be missed by many.  Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Beth and Darrin Pulliam

To Gail's family I send prayers and condolences. I know you will miss her.  I had not seen her for many years but I do remember that she always had a smile and a kind word.  God bless you all during this time of transition. 

Lulane Coates Chasteen

So sorry for your loss.  Me and my family will be keeping you in our prayers.  We will miss her very, very much.

Charlie Routh

Tommy and family, my heart is saddened with learning from Thad Woodard and Rick Willetts about your loss of Gail. Such wonderful memories we Savings and Loan(Bank) friends have of our past gatherings. Gail was a gracious Southern lady and be miss by all whose life she touched.

God's blessings and love from,

Caroline Mitchell (Mrs Nick W. Mitchell, jr)


Caroline Mitchell

On Monday, the Ogburns lost our center of gravity. We pride ourselves on being a constellation of fiery stars bounding through the universe, but there was always one thing that held us all together. That was Aunt Gail – the biggest heart and kindest spirit of us all. Got a problem? Ask Gail. Want to have fun? Ask Gail. Want to go shopping? Ask Gail.

About 30 years ago, Gail thought it would be fun to go on a European road trip with my husband and me and our three small boys. We rented a big van and took off from Frankfurt, Germany. When we broke down in the Gotthard tunnel (having filled the diesel van with gasoline) got towed out, got the car drained of the wrong stuff and got back on the road, she was pretty cool about it. What she couldn’t understand was why we preferred lounging around a pool at our Tuscan villa all day instead of going shopping. So every day, in the torrid heat of an Italian summer, we drove her to the train station so that she could make the long journey to Florence to go shopping, returning each evening with ceramics and linens and leather goods and God knows what else. She was completely intrepid. In the evening, she would endure the chaos of 3 small children as if it was charming. Well, when she was there, it was.

And that is how she will remain in our hearts and minds forever – an indominable force for good who loved us all as if we were better behaved than we were. So long for now Aunt Gail. See you at that big ol’ Ogburn reunion in the sky.

Kate Hedges

So sorry for your loss.  May God bless each of you. 

Marie C. Burchell

Tommy, so sorry to hear of Gayle's passing.

Remembered her musical valuable PCC contribution!!

Sue Shropshire Conrad
Dear Tommy,
So sorry to see that your wife passed.  May God grant you peace and grace at this time.
Marcia Gammon

Gail was a wonderful neighbor& friend to all who knew her.I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know her better as she was my sister's dear friend, . I was blessed to visit with her within the pastl 3 years.

 Please know Tommy , Lou Long and all of Gail's family that Gail is as close to each of you as your next breath,!  May the Light of God's Divine Unconditional Love , surround you , enfold you, comfort you and give you peace.

 With Divine Love & Deepest heartfelt sympathies

Lissa McGowan Pierson

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