In Memory

Merilyn Newcomb (Linney) VIEW PROFILE

GREENSBORO — Merilyn N. Linney died peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at her home.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Pressley officiating.

Merilyn was born in Greensboro on July 20, 1951 to the late Raleigh and Becky Newcomb. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Newcomb and her daughter Julia Moxley. She graduated from Grimsley High School in 1969 and from Campbell University in 1974. She obtained her masters from NC A&T State University. She taught at Guilford Technical Community College for 30 years. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Great Teachers Retreat.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught second grade Sunday School. She was active in the music program where she played handbells and sang in the choir. Her hobbies included bowling, photography, crafts and spending time with family and friends.

Merilyn is survived by her husband, Daniel A. Linney, Sr.; daughters, Melissa Conlogue and husband Jason, and Maleigh Hightshoe and husband John, all of Charlotte; grandchildren, Taylor, Noah and Leah Conlogue of Charlotte; sister Charlotte N. Barnes and husband Larry of Greensboro, and their children Margaret, Will and Ginny Barnes; step children, Elizabeth Phillips and family of Raleigh, Daniel A. Linney, Jr. and family from Nashville, TN and William Ernest Linney, III and family of Washington, DC and a host of friends.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her memory.

Visitation will be at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel on Monday, October 17 from 6 p.m. until p.m.

Merilyn had requested that everyone attending the service please wear "happy" colors.

Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

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10/26/11 03:38 PM #1    

Patti Howell (Goslen)

I knew Merilyn ever since elementary school, I believe.  She was always smart and so very sweet.  I am so sorry to hear of her passing.  She did much good for others in her lifetime.

10/27/11 11:04 AM #2    

Dale Johnson (Johnson)

Merilyn and her family were my next-door neighbors growing up. We were best buddies growing up but we kind of lost touch after GHS. We rediscovered how to contact each other through this website. We had discussed getting  together since her daughters were in Charlotte (where I am) and my daughter was near Greensboro (where she was). Unfortunately, we never got together...

So sorry to hear about  this...

06/13/12 04:43 PM #3    

Margaret Willis (Carlson)

Merilyn (Myrt) and I had fun together at the last reunion and I didnt realize she had passed away until today! She was in my wedding and a good friend from church. What a wonderful lady !

Margaret Willis Carlson 

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