Annie Vaughan Jenkins

Published 9:02 am Tuesday, June 19, 2012

POTECASI – Annie Vaughan Jenkins of Potecasi, known far and wide as one of the greatest UNC Tar Heel fans of all time, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at Northampton Nursing and Rehab Center in Jackson.

At age 88, she lived a full life and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

A lifelong resident of Northampton County, she was born on February 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Will and Della Vaughan of Potecasi, the place she always called home.

She and her husband, the late L.C. “Duck” Jenkins Jr., raised a daughter and two sons and both beamed with pride over their grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Lois J. Allen and husband, Kenny, of Boykins, VA; and her two sons, Wayne Jenkins and wife, Donna, of Woodland, and Luther Jenkins and wife, Julia, of Conway.

Her grandchildren – to include Terry A. Bolton (husband, Danny) of Boykins, VA, Bryan Jenkins (wife, Nona) of Smithfield, Suzanne J. Cook (husband, Brandon) of High Point), Billy Jenkins (wife, Brooke) of Conway, and Meghan J. Salmon (husband, Gregg) of Fuquay Varina – will always cherish the many lessons of life she shared with them.

Also surviving are three great granddaughters, Kathryn Jenkins, Greyson Cook and Chloe Salmon; a great grandson, Luke Jenkins; a brother, Stanley W. Vaughan of Jackson; and a sister, Virginia V. Leake of Roanoke Rapids.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Potecasi Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Keith Vaughan presiding.

Memorial donations can be made to Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC Highway 35, Woodland, 27897.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson and at other times at the home of Wayne and Donna Jenkins, 3064 NC Highway 35 in Potecasi.

The family thanks the staff of Pine Forest Rest Home, where Mrs. Jenkins resided for four years, and Northampton Nursing and Rehab Center.

Massey Funeral Home in Jackson is handling the arrangements.