Macon William Averette, II, 89, a resident of Oxford went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Macon William Averett, I and Clara Daniel Averett; and siblings Frank Jefferson Averett, Helen Averett Daniel, Edna Averett Robinson and Estelle Averett O’Brian.
He was a native of Granville County, and a widower of his wife, Ruby Meadows Averette whom he was married to for 57 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as both a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher for the young boys for many years. Macon was an employee of the US Postal Service and a dedicated farmer. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend. He was a Marine and served from Dec. of 1951 through Dec. of 1953, during which time he participated in the testing of human responses to an atomic bomb explosion at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada.
Visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 Hwy 158, Oxford, in the Berea Community. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., following visitation.
Survivors include his four children, Denise and Larry Hicks, of Oxford, with children Amanda and John Ulrich, and grandchild Layla Ruby, Michael and Kaitlin Hicks and grandchild Olivia Lauren, and Adam Hicks; Macon, William, III and Mary Anne Averette, of Oxford, with daughter Chassidy Averette; Rebecca and William Michener, III, of Charleston, S.C.; Arthur and Pamela Averette, of Rougemont, with children Ethan and Ivy Averette, Caleb Averette, and Lily Rose Averette.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made in Macon’s name to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 Hwy 158, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
Gentry, Newell, & Vaughan, in Oxford, is assisting the family.
Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com.