Durwood Humphrey North, 84, of Richlands, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Heritage of Richlands.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Richlands for many years and served as secretary of his Sunday School. Mr. North was past fire chief for Richlands Fire Dept. and past member of the Richlands Jaycees. He worked for Fil-Ray Gas Co., and then for Jenkins Gas Co. He was part owner of the Richlands Food Market.
Mr. North was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Stephens North; and daughter, Betty North Broughton.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at First Baptist Church, Richlands with the Rev. Gary McAbee officiating. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Onslow Memorial Park.
He is survived by his daughter, Margaret N. Dixon of Richlands; brothers, Ronnie North of Richlands, Robert North of Richlands; grandchildren, Lorie Thompson and husband Scot, Shellie Byrd and husband Luc, Tracy Ketchum and husband Mark, Allison Pittman and husband Haywood; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Thompson, Madison Thompson, Jenna Riehle, Olivia Jane Riehle, Heather Byrd, Rachel Byrd, Gabrielle Broughton, Emily Ketchum, Sydney Ketchum, Easton Pittman.
The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at the church.
Flowers or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Richlands Building Fund, 100 Rand St., Richlands, N.C. 28574.
Condolences may be left at johnsonfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands.