As seen today at Legacy.com
, where it shows as having been published in The
[Raleigh, NC] News & Observer today:
"Daisy P. Poythress, 81, Henderson, died 08-26-2011. Arrangements: Flowers
Funeral Home, Henderson."
Perhaps a longer obit may be published for her in The [Henderson, NC] Daily
Dispatch, which published the obit of her
husband Leon Douglas Poythress who died in June 2005; Leon was one of the
siblings of our former List-member,
Claude Raymond Poythress (deceased). Leon's obit is re-copied below. Our
sympathy to the family.
As I posted to our Poythress-List on 28 Jan 2006:
Subj: Obit - Leon D Poythress d. 18 Jun 2005 NC
Following the recent death of C. Raymond Poythress, Sr (see separate
message today regarding him), I learned from our List-subscriber Sarah that
Raymond's brother Leon died just 7 months earlier. Raymond had told me when
he and I last talked about various health issues that run in some families,
that Leon had Alzheimer's disease.
Leon (and Raymond) were grandsons of Joshua E. Poythress & Bettie Wester,
and great-grandsons of John Lewis Poythress & Tabitha Ann Nunn.
His obituary was in the Henderson, NC newspaper, "The Daily Dispatch" on
21 June 2005:
"Leon D. Poythress
HENDERSON - Leon Douglas Poythress, 78, of 236 Orville St., Henderson, N.C.,
died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in
Franklin County, he was the son of the late John William and Mylae Young
Poythress. Mr. Poythress was retired after 25 years with George W. Kane
Inc., and was owner and operator of Leon D. Poythress Inc. He was a United
States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Westwood
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Flowers Funeral Chapel,
conducted by the Rev. Cecil Coates, the Rev. Frank Sossamon, and Dr. Marion
D. Poythress. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Daisy Pernell Poythress; a daughter, Kim P.
Edwards, and husband Johnny, of Henderson; two sons, Dr. Marion D.
Poythress, and wife Elaine, of Granite Falls, N.C., and Randy L. Poythress,
of Henderson; a sister, Edna P. Pernell, of Warrenton, N.C.; a brother,
Raymond C. Poythress, of Zebulon, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Tabitha
Poythress, Joshua Poythress, Zachery Poythress, Isaac Poythress, Amber
Edwards, Jasmine Edwards, and Caleb Poythress; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth P. Ayscue and Gladys P.
Beasley; and two brothers, Fred Poythress and Forest Poythress. The family
received friends Monday, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home.
All other times, they will be at the home, 236 Orville Street, Henderson.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Thomas Summerow, Carl Pernell,
Raeford Pernell, Kenny Pernell, Larry Pernell, Ricky Pernell, Ronnie
Pernell, Julian Pernell and Henry Pernell. Flowers Funeral Home is in charge
of the funeral arrangements."