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In Memory of

Ethel Fielder Valone

August 20, 1922 - October 14, 2016

Obituary


Ethel Fielder Valone died peacefully at home in Raleigh, Friday October 14. She was the widow of Dr. James Austin Valone.

She was born in 1922 in Macon, Georgia to Ethel Morrison Fielder and Thomas Herbert Fielder. She was the granddaughter of Frances White Morrison and Richard Henry Morrison of New York City and Mary Jordan Fielder and William Kendall Fielder of Cedartown, Georgia.

She met her future husband at a military ball in Atlanta during World War II, and they were married in 1947. Initially, the couple lived in Lexington, North...

Ethel Fielder Valone died peacefully at home in Raleigh, Friday October 14. She was the widow of Dr. James Austin Valone.

She was born in 1922 in Macon, Georgia to Ethel Morrison Fielder and Thomas Herbert Fielder. She was the granddaughter of Frances White Morrison and Richard Henry Morrison of New York City and Mary Jordan Fielder and William Kendall Fielder of Cedartown, Georgia.

She met her future husband at a military ball in Atlanta during World War II, and they were married in 1947. Initially, the couple lived in Lexington, North Carolina where her husband practiced general surgery. The family then moved to St. Louis so that Dr. Valone could complete a surgical fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University. Upon returning to North Carolina, she and her husband settled in Raleigh where they raised three children.

Although she enjoyed a broad social interface, she derived her greatest satisfaction from her family and by helping, for decades, her husband serve the needs of his many patients. She was known for her hospitality both in her home and at the office.

Mrs. Valone is survived by her three children James and his wife Christiane of Norfolk, Thomas and his wife Becca of Raleigh, and Mary Ethel and her husband Henry of Ladue. She is also survived by three grandchildren Thomas Fielder Valone, Jr, Samuel Enos Valone, and Charles Austin Bettendorf. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas Herbert Fielder, Jr, and by one grandchild, Henry Spaulding Bettendorf.

The family is grateful for the faithful and loving kindness extended by her day to day caregivers, Haddy Gaye, Awa Mbye, Aminata Gaye, Binta Sankareh, Sci Gaye, Mbodeh Saine, Malik Gaye and Martha Wilson. The family is also grateful for the Hospice care of Susan Boggs and a host of nurses and physicians during her last years.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh on Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to White Memorial Presbyterian Church or to a charity of one's choice.