Posey Steele

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ELKIN — Mr. Jarvis Posey Steele, 88, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Steele was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Surry County to Thurmond "Cooter" and Martha Nance Steele. Mr. Steele retired from United States Postal Service and was a member of the National Association of Retired Postal Workers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during WWII and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, church clerk and a member of the choir for many years. He was also a deligate for Elkin Baptist Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Juanita Dockery and Lorene Shepherd; brothers, Wendell Steele and Johnny Steele. Survivors include his wife, Marie Cockerham Steele of the home; daughters, Linda Steele of Elkin, Carol Andrews and husband Bill of Greensboro and Marilyn Jones and husband Carl of Tampa, Florida; brother, Edward Steele of Winston-Salem; sister, Josephone Dunn of Greenville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Spring "Dale" Cave and Will Jones; great-grandchildren, Danielle Cecil, Evan Ayers and Ryder Cecil; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Whitley and the Rev. Roger Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by Yadkin County VFW Post 10346. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, State Road, NC 28676. The family would like to thank the Rev. Chad Whitley and Doug and Bonnie Melton for their love and care during Posey's illness. Online condolences may be made to Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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Published in The Tribune from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, 2014
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