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Sybil L. Ryan, 82

Former Montgomery Board of Education President Sybil L. Ryan, 82, died on Saturday, Dec. 28, at her home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Ryan was born in Clinton, NC, graduated from of the Memorial Mission Hospital Nursing School in Asheville, and worked as a registered nurse for more than 40 years.

In addition to her nursing career, Ryan served as president of the Board of Education of Montgomery Township. She later served as a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst, was an active member of the Democratic Women of Moore County, and was also a member of the Pinehurst Country Club.

She was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Bonnie Smith. She is survived by her husband Raymond J. Ryan; her children, Susan C. Ryan, MD and her husband Joseph Grocela, MD of Weston, MA, Raymond K. Ryan, MD of Marblehead, MA, F. Douglas Ryan and his wife Audrey of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Allie M. Ryan, Jack D. Ryan, Levi Matteo Ryan, Raymond J. Grocela, Samuel Marco Ryan, Katherine A. Grocela, and Michael R. Grocela. She is also survived by her siblings Anita Bass and Ronald Smith of Clinton, and Diane Walding of Ozark, AL.

Donations in Sybil's name may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Sandhills Community College Foundation.

Online condolences may be made and additional information can be obtained at A funeral mass was held onThursday, January 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst. Burial will follow Friday, January 3 at the town of Clinton cemetery, Clinton.

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