January 3, 1928 - November 13, 2021
Frances “Allene” Sprinkle Hutchinson, 93, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Greensboro, N.C. It was a sunny, crisp and colorful fall morning. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 19th, in the Guilford Chapel of Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, 5926 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the parlor, beginning at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Westminster Gardens. Allene was born in Forsyth County in January 1928 to Mary and Clinton Sprinkle, one of seven children who grew up on the farm known as “Grassy Hill”. She attended and played basketball at Old Richmond High School, and later went to business college in Winston-Salem. She was working, and living in a boarding-house in downtown Winston where she met her future husband Jim, a recent WWII veteran from Rockingham, N.C., who had his first job at Western Electric. They married in October 1949. Allene was a devoted wife to Jim, a mother and homemaker. She loved her family, her church, dancing, playing bridge and traveling with friends. She also was known for the holiday meals she made for the family, who spent many happy hours at her table. She was recently preceded in death by her husband, James R. Hutchinson. Also gone before were her parents, Clinton and Mary Sprinkle; four sisters – Virginia, Grace, Alma Rose and Martha; and two brothers – Elwood and Vance. Surviving are her son, David James Hutchinson of Greensboro (wife Jeanelle); and a daughter, Lisa Hutchinson Lowe of High Point. She is also survived by a brother-in law and several sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. “Granny” was especially proud of her four grandchildren and spent countless hours caring for them – picking them up from school and driving to sports, piano, or dance lessons. The cousins spent many days and weekends together playing or at sleep-overs at Granny’s house. They are Robin Lowe Lipe of Charlotte (husband Scott); Ethan Grey Hutchinson of Tennessee (partner Sarah); Allyson K. Hutchinson of Oregon; and Kerri Lowe Van Kirk of Maine (husband Charles). She has three great-grandchildren: Hunter, Jack and Elizabeth Lipe. Special heartfelt thanks go to the nurses, caregivers and staff at Friends Homes West who took such compassionate care of both Mom and Dad. Memorials may be made to Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muir's Chapel Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27410; the Employee Appreciation Fund at Friends Homes West, 6100 W. Friendly Ave, 27410; or a Hospice organization of your choice.
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