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Friday May 7th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Diane Morgan Frye



Diane Morgan Frye, 50, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at her residence.


She was born in Burke County on June 05, 1970 to Edward Eugene Morgan and Brenda Crawley Morgan.


Diane was a lifelong learner who spent her whole life educating others. Most recently, she was a teacher at McDowell Early College where she was affectionately known as, “Mama Frye.” She was a selfless woman who let others shine by promoting them before herself.


She had a beautiful soul and will be remembered as being kind, vibrant, and the center of the crowd. A true fighter, Diane had a strong faith that she leaned on during her health challenges. Diane was always giving and never expecting anything in return. She enjoyed traveling and trying new things. Above all, her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. In her own words, “Where Diane Frye had once existed, there was now someone who would forever be known as Mommy.”


She is preceded in death by a son, Jordan Frye.


Those left to cherish her precious memories in addition to her parents are her high school sweetheart and love of her life, James Arthur “Bo” Frye II; three children, James Arthur “Jamie” Frye III (Kendall), Caitlin Elizabeth Frye, and Jacob Michael Frye (Maggie); five grandchildren, Elijah and Rose Bragg and Norah, Levi, and Benjamin Frye; and four brothers, Steven Morgan (Lisa), Mark Morgan (Kim), Michael Morgan (Myra), and David Morgan (Tammy).


The family will receive friends on Friday, May 07, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service. A private funeral service for family and close friends will be held in Diane’s honor with Rev. Ethan Hester officiating.


Flowers are accepted and appreciated; however, those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the American Cancer Society by visiting, www.cancer.org.




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A candle was lit in memory of Diane Frye

Tony Moore May 7 2021 12:00 AM

To the Family,
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Diane. She was a good friend for many years and was a genuinely nice and caring person. Our condolences go out to the family and may God bring peace and comfort to all of you.

John, Donna, Chris and Judy Kuykendall May 7 2021 12:00 AM

Diane was one of my dearest and most special friends. I will miss her dearly but look forward to the day we see each other again in Heaven. Our family sends our condolences and prayers for comfort in the days ahead. Love you and miss you my sweet friend.

Samantha Parrow May 7 2021 12:00 AM

Bo, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are remembered in our prayers.

Terry Cheek May 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Frye

chris flynn May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Bo and family, It saddened me to hear of Diane's passing. But she has only stepped across the divide and will be there waiting for you all. God's comfort and blessing I pray will shine upon you.
Anita J. Wages, RN
I worked with Bo and Martha at McDowell Mfg Company

Anita J. Wages May 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Frye

Natasha Lonon May 6 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your lost, your mom will be missed by all. I will always Remember the good times we had together . I'm here for y'all if y'all need anything , y'all are in my prayers, Love Loriel Poteat

Loriel Poteat May 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Frye

Sonia Mostiller Elliott May 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Frye

The Wyatt family May 5 2021 12:00 AM

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