Ann Rich Gallman, 72, of Southport, passed away June 7, 2019, at the SECU Hospice Home of North Carolina in Pittsboro with her husband, Jim, by her side.

Ann was born on June 25, 1946 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ann Roy Ebert Rich and Arthur Melville Rich, but grew up in Woodstock, Virginia.

She resided in St. James for the past 11 years and was involved with the St. James Service Club, the Orchid Society of Wilmington, and the Brunswick Newcomer’s Club. She also was a Master Gardener.

Ann had a 40-year career working for the FDA. She started as a chemist in Washington, D.C., and lived in Falls Church, Virginia, then later became an Industrial Hygienist for the Southeast section of the FDA in Atlanta, Georgia, living in Marietta. After retiring in 2007, she moved to St. James.

Ann loved to shop, play Mah jongg, card games and Bunco with local friends. She was full of knowledge and guided her neighborhood in choosing the right foods to eat and which plants to grow in their yards. Ann and Jim were in the car constantly going on their next adventure.

Ann is survived by her husband of almost 20 years, Jim Gallman; son Andrew Stack (wife Erin) and two grandsons, Tristan and Rowan, of Farragut, Tennessee; son Brian Stack and granddaughter Hannah of Washington, D.C.; Jim’s children, Jay Gallman (Renee) of Durham, Mark Gallman (Gwen Dever) of Paris, Kentucky, Jennifer Gallman of Marietta, Georgia, and Susanna Gallman Jones (Brian) and their children Sara, Evan, Ryan and Lily of Powder Springs, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel in St. James on Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice House at the Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC, 27704.

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