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Our sympathy to the entire family for the loss of this dear fellow.
As published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 23, 2010:
POYTHRESS, Thomas Smith, 78, of Mechanicsville, went home to be with
the Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2010. He was the youngest of nine
children of the late Foxall and Annie Mae Poythress of Bracey, Va. He
is survived by his wife, Mildred; son, Jeffrey Poythress and his wife,
Cathy; daughter, Cynthia Balderson and her husband, Ron;
grandchildren, Kelly and Molly Balderson; sisters, Agnes Hudson and
Ella Mae Kidd; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was a 50-year member of Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church, where a
funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1 p.m.
with Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will
receive friends on Monday, August 23 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Ruth Poythress. Her obit, as
located at Legacy.com, and published in The News & Observer on July
28, 2010, is below. If anyone is aware of which Poythress line she
was part of, it would be nice to know.
Ruth Aline Poythress, 90, passed away on July 13, 2010. Graveside
service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Mt.
Gilead Baptist Church in Pittsboro, NC, with Rev. Dan Robinson
officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
the Smithfield Public Library, 305 E. Market Street, Smithfield, NC
275277. Condolences may be made to the family at
www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest,
Funerals & Cremation, Clayton.
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