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Kathryn Cecilia (Murphy) Sellers

1931 ~ 2021 (age 89)


Kathryn Murphy Sellers, 89, of Southern Pines, died Monday, January 4, 2021. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Kathryn was Salutatorian of her graduating class at Wilmington High School and attended the University of Delaware where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Though she taught across the US and overseas as a military wife, Kathryn spent most of her teaching career at Southern Pines Middle where she became the school’s first teacher of the Gifted and Talented (AIG) self-contained program.

Kathryn was an avid gardener, prolific reader, and doting mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her large family. 

Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Sellers, daughter Elizabeth Sellers, sons Kurt and Michael Sellers, two grandchildren, Audrey and Christopher Sellers, brother, Peter Murphy, and sisters Helen Murphy and Mary Murphy Grajewsky. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth McKinney of Wilmington, Delaware, daughters Kathy Sellers (husband Steven Russell) of Auburn, Washington, Carol Sellers of Southern Pines, Karen Sellers Lewis (husband Rick) of Whispering Pines, sons Carl Sellers, Jr (wife Kathleen) of Edison, Georgia, Stephen Sellers (wife Brenda) of Hampstead, North Carolina, Wayne Sellers (wife Barbara) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and Mark Sellers of Greensboro, North Carolina as well as 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandhills Community College Horticultural Garden in her memory. 

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