DOVER - Joyce Wetherington Sumerell, 83, of Fort Barnwell passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. Survivors include her husband, Hudson Harlow Sumerell of the home; sons Jimmy Sumerell and wife Jenny, of Raleigh and Craig Sumerell and wife Ginny, of Charlotte; daughter Kathy French and husband Danny, of Jasper; grandchildren, Heather Schlosser, Holly Webb, Megan Sumerell, Danielle Simpson, Josh Sumerell, Paul French, Mechelle Melissaris, Stephanie Nance, Fred DeLuca, Suzy Rigsbee, Felicia Serpan, and Rudy Heintze; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Ange; and brothers, Frankie Wetherington and wife Frances, and Grover Wetherington and wife Linda, all of Wintergreen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem William and Nannie McCoy Wetherington. Joyce was a member of Fort Barnwell Baptist Church since 1947 and Owner for 31 years of Joyce's Beauty Shop in Trenton, N.C. On May 4, 2014, Hudson and Joyce celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Fort Barnwell Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Jimmy Uhl officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in Free Press on May 21, 2014