Glenolu Withers Harbinson | Iredell Free News

Glenolo Weathers Harbinson She passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was 95 years old, and loved and supported her family every day of her life.

Glennie was born on June 24, 1926, in Maiden, North Carolina. She took a business course at Lenoir Rhine College and worked for a brief period as a payroll clerk for Burlington Industries. She was married to George Kenner Harbinson on June 19, 1946, and they were in a love relationship for 61 years before George’s death on October 25, 2007. They spent most of their years in the Morrisville community and traveled frequently throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Bahamas.

As a member of the Prospect Presbyterian Church for many years, Glennie served as president of Prospect Women and taught Sunday School for all ages. She was a devoted member of the choirs of several churches and remained so until the age of ninety. Glenny was known for her exceptional baking; Her pies and cakes were welcome contributions to church bazaars and to family gatherings. The Harbinsons loved square dancing and Glennie held offices (including the president) at Spinning Moors dance club. She also served as president of the Morseville chapter of the Association of American Retired Persons. After George’s death, Glennie created and organized a support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, describing this volunteer work as most beneficial to her.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Harbinson was preceded by one son, Charles Samuel Harbinson of Cheryls Ford. She is survived by one son, William Grady Harbinson and his wife Sandy of Boone and Sunset Beach, North Carolina; one son-in-law, Sandy Harbinson of Cheryls Ford; four grandchildren (Billy Harbinson, Chris Harbinson, Amanda Matheson, and Ashley Inslee); and nine great-grandchildren (Sydney, Andy, Charlie, Walker, Lanny, Katie, Julie, Mason, and Caleb).

A service to celebrate Glenny’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, 4136 Mt. Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford, NC, with Reverend Jonathan Breck in charge. (Please consider wearing a face covering if you have not been vaccinated.) Friends will be greeted by the family before service at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The burial will follow a service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a gift honoring Glennie’s life may be made to the Harbinson Scholarship Fund in Music Education at Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608.

The Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is cared for by the family of Mrs. Harbinson. Condolences to the family can be offered at

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