Mr. Willie Ray Adcock, age 90, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Granville County and the son of the late Emmett Abson and Nettie Howard Adcock and his step-mother Teresa Resa Pruitt. Willie Ray was a member of Hester Baptist church, where he served on many church committees, including deacon, Trustee and the Brotherhood. He was also Board of Directors of REA, ASCS Office and Farmer’s Exchange.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Hester Baptist Church by Dr. Randy Bridges, Reverend Alex Gallimore and Dr. Lavelle Waters. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Surviving is a daughter, Barbara Adcock Newcomb Sonny of Durham; sons, J. Howard Adcock Linda of Durham, William T. Adcock Beth, Ken Adcock Kay and Ernest R. Adcock all of Oxford; sister, Luetta Frazier of Oxford; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his extended family the E. Marable family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Bessie Mae Currin Adcock; brother, Raymond A. Adcock and a sister, Hettie Averette.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, Linda and James Morris and also the Amedisys Hospice Care.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of William and Beth Adcock. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hester Baptist Church, PO Box 964, Oxford, NC 27565.
The Adcock family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.