Lonzo Gatling

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lonzo Gatling, 81, of Ahoskie died Monday, June 29, 2009 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
A native of Bertie County, he was a member of Branches Chapel Baptist Church, Rich Square. He was employed at Bennett Box Company for many years. Lonzo retired from Hunter’s Funeral Home, Inc. as a cemetery technician.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia C. Gatling of the home; three sons, Joseph Gatling of Durham, James Ruffin of Ahoskie and David Ruffin; six daughters, Roxanne Gatling and Sibyl Gatling, both of Ahoskie, Etherine Gatling of Aulander, Evon McMillan of Greenville, Regina G. White of Harrellsville and Gloria Daye of Paterson, NJ; one brother, Archie Gatling of Ahoskie; three sisters, Lillian Lane of Roxobel, Virginia Mackey of Virginia and Katie Fuller of New York; five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 by the Rev. Tony Flood at Branches Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Gatling Family Cemetery, Rich Square.
Hunters Funeral Home Ahoskie is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.huntersfuneralhome.com.