June 26, 2024
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


June 26, 2024
2 p.m.



Priscilla “Pris” Jaynes, 84, of Morganton, NC, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2024. Born

on June 20, 1940, in Guilford County to the late Willie Sink and Mary Sink, she was a dedicated

member of both the First United Methodist Church of Morganton and Blowing Rock Methodist

Church. After graduating from Ledford High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from

Appalachian State Teachers College and taught high school science in North Carolina, South

Carolina, Wyoming, and Alabama.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rodney Sink.

Pris is survived by her husband, L. Oval Jaynes, Jr.; sons, J Brandon Jaynes (Jennifer) and Lee

O. Jaynes, III (Susan); grandchildren, Evan Jaynes, Emma Jaynes Yao (Nathanial) and Andrew M.

Jaynes; and sister-in-law, Diane Sink.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in the Fellowship Hall

of the First United Methodist Church. At 2 p.m., a memorial service will celebrate and honor her life,

with Dr. Michael B. Brown officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Morganton, NC, or Blowing

Rock Methodist Church.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Oval and Family, Please accept our prayers and thoughts in your time of grief and sorrow. Pris was a good friend to us and we will miss her very much. After months of not feeling well, Pris is now at peace and in a better place. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, but try to reflect on all the good times you shared with Pris.

—Carlson Family

Dear Coach, Sally and I are sorry for your loss. You two have been the perfect team. Your friendship and mentorship have been of great value to everyone you have helped. Ed Steers

—Ed Steers

Dear Coach, Sally and I are so sorry for your loss. You two have been the perfect team. Your friendship and mentorship have been of great value to the people you have led to a productive life. You have great legacy. Sally and Ed Steers

—Ed Steers

My dearest friend, the world lost a good one with Priscilla's passing. I know how much she meant to you and how talented she was in sharing her own gifts everywhere you went, from North Carolina to Wyoming to Alabama and beyond. Please know that you are in our prayers.

—David Rogers
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Oval and family, my deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers!

—Doug Banks

Oval, I am thinking of you and the family at this time. Pris put up a fight for many years. That she is now at peace should give some comfort. Blessings to you all. Betty Howe

—Betty Howe

Coach, so sorry for your loss. Pris was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

—Greg Seitz

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Oval.

—Barbara She’ll and John

Dear Oval, we are sad to learn the news of Pris' passing and are holding you close to our hearts. God bless and comfort you all at this time.

—David & Debbie Brenner

Dear Oval, We are so sorry for your loss and will remember you both as good Blowing Rock neighbors and fellow churchgoers. Time and good health pass quickly and Pris fought a long hard battle to stay with you. May she now rest in peace. And may you feel the support and prayers of your mountain friends. Sincerely, Nancy & Tony

—Nancy & Tony Pressley