Irene Corey Overton

Published 11:34 am Monday, October 18, 2010

AHOSKIE – Irene Corey Overton, age 89, of the 400 block of North Curtis Street, Ahoskie, died Friday, October 15, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Overton was born in Bertie County on February 1, 1921, a daughter of the late Lenora Elizabeth Gurganus and Calvin Bennett Corey. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie and a homemaker.

Irene was the widow of Rufus C. Overton.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Becky O. Hedspeth of Raleigh, NC, and Cheryl O. Sroka of Lilburn, GA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010, at Highland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Daniel Glaze officiating. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Hertford County EMS, 102 Industrial Park Rd., Winton, NC, 27986, University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or to First Baptist Church Ahoskie, P. O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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