Ponola Faircloth Colbert, 73, passed away on February 26, 2014. She was born on July 13, 1940 in Rocky Mount, NC. Ms. Colbert was the daughter of the late Dennis Sias Faircloth and Hennis Frazier Faircloth. She was predeceased in death by her husband, James Edward Colbert; one son, Bruce Edward Colbert; sisters, Sylvia Faye Faircloth Powell, Betty F. Smith, and Marion F. Williams; and one brother, Dennis Bryan Faircloth.
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Ms. Colbert loved flowers and working in her garden and her yard. She was a member of the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge and Rocky Mount Elks Lodge. She was also a member of West Edgecombe Baptist Church.
Ms. Colbert leaves to cherish her memory one son, James Gregory Colbert of Rocky Mount, NC; a brother-in-law, William Smith of Rocky Mount, NC; sister-in-law Dorothy Van and sister-in-law, Margaret Colbert Boaz; niece, Linda Gay and her husband, Tony of Rocky Mount, NC; nephews, Allan Powell and John Faircloth of Rocky Mount, NC and one great-nephew, Brandon Gay of Rocky Mount, NC. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews out-of-town.
The family will receive family and friends on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at West Edgecombe Baptist Church, at 2:00pm, with Rev. Allen Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetary.
Flowers are welcome. Contributions can be made to West Edgecombe Baptist, 13821, Highway 43, Rocky Mount, NC 27801.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC. You may share your memories and condolences by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Feb. 28, 2014