Lessie D. Strother, born November 16, 1910 in Granville County, died Thursday, October 29, 2009, daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Lessie Weathers Davis and widow of J. Frank Strother. She was a retired License Practical Nurse at Granville Hospital and was the oldest member of Banks UMC.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from Banks UMC by Rev. Cliff Wells, Rev. Jack Snyder, and Rev. Ray Gooch. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving, her daughter, Peggy S. Rogers of Raleigh; her son, J. Rufus Strother Linda of Raleigh; her sister, Mandy D. Boyette of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Sharon Hauser Michael, James T. Strother, Anthony R. Strother, Whitney Rogers Doug, Tom K. Rogers, III; great grandchildren, Jaqualin, Harrison, Nicholas, Jordan, Shelby, Samantha, Austin, Alex. Mrs. Strother is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Thomas K. Rogers, Jr.; her sister Allene Garner and her brother, Joseph Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Banks UMC, 2632 Hwy. 96 S., Franklinton, NC 27525 or The American Cancer Society, PO Box 1611, Oxford, NC 27565.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. in the fellowship hall at Banks UMC and other times at the home of Peggy Rogers, 6248 Fountainhead Drive, Raleigh, NC
For online condolences go to www.gnvfh.com and select obituaries. Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of serving the Strother family.