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I should clarify that I think I gave the correct info (repeated at the
bottom, here) in my earlier message today, for the husband of Grace
Brame Poythress, identified in her obit as George Madison Poythress,
who had preceded her in death.
It is confusing that another man of the same name, George Madison
Poythress (perhaps unrelated or perhaps a cousin, with both named for
the same ancestor or respected person?) died in NC this year. In June
2012, I had posted to our Poythress List, the following info, for whom
I have now located further info, including his wife's name of Shirley,
who preceded him in death. So that presumably eliminates him from
being Grace's husband who preceded her in death last month.
As I had seen at Legacy.com on 5 June 2012, and was published in
The News & Observer on June 3, 2012:
George M. Poythress
George M. Poythress, 85, Henderson, died 06-01-2012.
Arrangements: Flowers F.H., Henderson [Note: as of today, Flowers
Funeral Home does not show any obit for this George who died 1 June
Today, I located additional info for the George who died 1 June 2012,
at tributes.com, thanks to a google search. What is not fully clear,
is why the June 2012 George is shown above as being of Henderson
(perhaps his original hometown?), and he is shown here below as being
a resident of Pittsboro, NC when he died. From tributes.com:
George Madison Poythress passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012.
George was a resident of Pittsboro, North Carolina at the time of his
passing. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He was
preceded in death by his wife Shirley. A graveside memorial service
will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Gardens,
conducted by the Rev. Ray Pearce. The family will receive friends
immediately following the service at Flowers Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association,
Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA
23058; or the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC
Grace's presumed husband, as I earlier today posted, shown in SSDI as
George M Poythress, b.16 Dec 1923, d.15 Aug 2000, zip of last
residence and of last benefit 27536 (Henderson, Vance Co, NC); SS #
obtained in NC.
Flowers Funeral Home (mentioned as handling her arrangements in her
short death notice in Raleigh, NC's "The News and Observer" newspaper,
posted a full obit online for Grace Brame Poythress of Henderson, NC.
>From that funeral home obit, along with further info about her, we
learn she was born in Vance Co, NC and was widow of George Madison
Poythress. Her husband George was listed in SSDI as George M
Poythress, b.16 Dec 1923, d.15 Aug 2000, zip of last residence and of
last benefit 27536 (Henderson, Vance Co, NC); SS # obtained in NC.
Grace's full obit can be seen at the funeral home's website
The below 2 Poythress obits from NC include one from June that I
likely sent months ago. However also included is one from about a
week ago. Any help on identifying the family lines of these would be
Published in The News & Observer on November 29, 2012:
Grace B. Poythress
Grace B. Poythress, 82, Henderson, died 11-27-2012.
Arrangements: Flowers F.H., Henderson.
Published in The News & Observer on June 16, 2012:
Joseph G. Poythress Sr.
Joseph G. Poythress, Sr., 84, Lucama, died 06-14-2012.
Arrangements: Shingleton F.H., Wilson.
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