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Joe Drake

Joe Matt Drake, 88, died August 26, 2008 at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids.

Drake was a WWII Army veteran. He was a lifetime member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and retired from the Northampton County School System.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Drake; a son, Donald Drake of Alabama; his brother, “Bunny” Drake of Jackson; and his sisters, Ruth Barrett of Roanoke Rapids, Helen Barnes of Jackson, Annie Warren of Norfolk, Va., and Deanie Collier of Lasker.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church by the Rev. Leon Fowler. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice.