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Bessie Deaton

August 12, 1924 — December 29, 2016

Ms. Bessie Gertrude Deaton, 92, of Seagrove, N.C., died Thursday, December 29, 2016. Visitation will be held at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, N.C. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a chapel service at 12:00 p.m. and graveside service at Randolph Memorial Park.

She is survived by her children, Bobby Steve Deaton and wife Janet Deaton, Betty Gray and husband Jerry Gray, and Maxine Ayers, and one brother, Cecil Gatlin. Grandchildren Drew Deaton and wife Leanne Deaton, Stephanie Ayers, Susan Craig and husband Eric Craig, Robert Gray and wife Susan Gray, Emily Lyons and husband Davis Lyons, Amy Gray, and Bodie Owens. Great grandchildren Julia Deaton, Leona Wells Deaton, Rosalie Deaton, Krista Craig, Makayla Craig, Alexandria Reagan, Patrick Lyons, Robert Lyons, and Laura Lee Lyons.

She is preceded in death by husband Vernie Deaton, parents Fulton and Lillie Cox Gatlin, sisters Ruby Kiser and Sue Brady, and brothers Eugene, Colon, David, and Recil Gatlin.

The family would like to express a special thanks to everyone at Woodland Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and excellent care given to Bessie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Riverside Baptist Church, or Antioch Christian Church of Seagrove, N.C.

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