Emil L. “Dunk” Preddy of Franklinton died Wednesday night at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford. He was 98 years old. Dunk was born in Granville County to the late Joseph and Carrie Blackley Preddy on July 4, 1912. A long-time member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Franklinton, Dunk spent most of his life farming his land. When he wasn’t farming, Dunk enjoyed playing his fiddle for family and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, William E. Preddy and close friend, Joyce Greathouse, of Franklinton; Joseph A. “Buddy” Preddy and wife, Daphine, also of Franklinton; two grandchildren, Rodney Preddy and Janet Legg; five great grandchildren; and special friend, Kate Powell of Sorrento, FL. Dunk was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jane Hicks Preddy; and his son, George Douglas Preddy.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 2, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Carl Hunter presiding. Friends may visit with the family following the service in the church fellowship hall.
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Arrangements for the Preddy family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel, 504 E. Mason Rd. in Franklinton.