Luther W. Sykes

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Luther "Luke" Wilson Sykes, 82, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. He was a devout and active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Waverly, who served on the Vestry as senior warden from many years. Luke retired from International Paper after 49 years of employment. He was a member of Edward's Lodge for over 50 years. Luke was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Lee and Nannie Wilson Sykes; and his sisters, Nancy Sykes Moncure, Mary Chase Laine, and Louise Sykes Pedigo.

Mr. Sykes is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Sykes; daughter, Pamela Ivey, grandson, Luther Stinson Ivey, both of Chesterfield, Va.; niece, Susan Harris of Virginia Beach, Va.; nephew, Hank Pedigo of Waverly, Va.; cousins, Helen Bartlett of Portsmouth, Va. and Alice Leigh Justice of Newport News, Va.; and several great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Macon B. Walton officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Christ Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2010