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Mildred Christeen (Campbell) TolarAugust 29, 1924 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 94)
Dateline: Laurinburg, formerly of Red Springs
Mrs. Mildred Campbell Tolar, 94, of Laurinburg passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Scotland Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Tolar was born on August 29, 1924 to Daniel James and Jayne Perkins Campbell in Hoke County. An older sister, Kathleen, and younger brother, Dan completed this family and they attended the Raeford Presbyterian Church.
She was known as “Mit” by her classmates and graduated from Hoke High School at the age of 16. From there, she went to college and graduated from Montreat-Anderson in Black Mountain, N.C. in 1943. After graduation, she returned to Raeford and began working at the local Bank of Raeford.
On June 25, 1949, she married Alfredo Tolar, Jr. in the Raeford Presbyterian Church. They built their home in Red Springs and raised both of their children, Steve and Ann, in the Red Springs Presbyterian Church.
In 1964, she received her degree in Education from Pembroke State University, now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She worked as an elementary teacher at Pope School in Fort Bragg for one year, at a Hoke County School for two years and then at Red Springs City Schools. During that period, she was also employed as a director of funds for the school as well as Secretary to the Superintendent. She retired on January 1, 1987.
Mrs. Tolar was very active in Red Springs Presbyterian Church. She taught many children in Sunday School. Her kind and gentle ways always made the children feel important and eager to attend each Sunday. She was a devoted member of Circle #1, a kitchen helper, an office volunteer and a member of the Upper Room Sunday School class. You would always find her in worship every Sunday morning.
Left to cherish her memory is a son, Steve Scott Tolar and wife Donna of Willow Spring, NC; a daughter, Ann Tolar Drennan and husband Robert of Wagram, NC; 2 grandchildren, Stephanie Marie Tolar of Durham, NC and Zachary James Drennan of Burgaw, NC.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Dan Campbell Jr. and a sister, Kathleen Collinson.
Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Red Springs Presbyterian Church, 115 North Vance St. Red Springs, NC 28377.
A Service to Celebrate her life will begin at 11:00 AM following the visitation with Vivian Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
Services for the family are entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377. Condolences to the family may be made at www.crumplerfh.com