ALMETA B. AVERETT, a resident of Oxford, died Saturday May 28, 2011, in Granville Medical Center after a short illness. She was a native of Pierce Co., Georgia and was the daughter of the late George Lewis and Marguerite Moore Beasley. Almeta
was a member of Oxford Baptist Church and she was a banking administrator with Granville Savings and Loan. She lived most of her teenage life in New York City before returning to settle with her husband in Granville County in 1950.
Almeta had a passionate love of music and fine arts; she was an avid reader and loved singing in local church choirs. Later in life she loved to travel and everyone who knew her admired her forthright honesty, spirituality and forbearance.
Almeta is survived by her daughter, Janet Marguerite Averett, to whom she passed on her love of classical music, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Stanfield Averett, and daughter, Shirley Ann Averett Dixon.
A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM in Oxford Baptist Church by Dr. J. Steven Bolton. Burial will be in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 PM Sunday at the Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.
The Averett family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. Online memorials at www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.