LUMBERTON -- Franklin Murphy "Frank" Averitt, Jr. of Lumberton, died Wednesday January 30, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday February 2nd at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lake Waccamaw and a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday February 3rd at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lumberton, N.C.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin M. Averitt and Carolyn Council Averitt, his sister Cornelia Averitt Fox, and his brother in law Gilbert Whitted Ray, Jr. all of Fayetteville. He is survived by his wife, Martha Ray Averitt, his son Franklin Murphy Averitt, III (Anna), his grandchildren Christianna Council Averitt and Franklin Murphy Averitt, IV, and his sister Carolyn Averitt Lancaster (Kenneth) and many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces.

Frank was a native of Fayetteville, graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1959, and Wake Forest University in 1963. He served on the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church and was a long time member of both the Lumberton Rotary Club and North State Game Club. He was a retired banker and insurance agent.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1202 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, N.C. 28358, , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, Celiac Disease Foundation, 13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1, Studio City, CA 91604-1838, North State Game Club Foundation, 7511 Cortlandt Pl., Norfolk, VA 23505 or the .

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2013