LUMBERTON — Franklin Murphy “Frank” Averitt Jr., of Lumberton, died Jan. 30, 2013.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lake Waccamaw. A memorial will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lumberton.
Frank was a native of Fayetteville, graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1959, and Wake Forest University in 1963. He served on the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church and was a longtime member of both the Lumberton Rotary Club and North State Game Club. He was a retired banker and insurance agent.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin M. Averitt and Carolyn Council Averitt, his sister, Cornelia Averitt Fox, and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Whitted Ray Jr., all of Fayetteville.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ray Averitt; his son, Franklin Murphy Averitt III (Anna); his grandchildren, Christianna Council Averitt and Franklin Murphy Averitt IV; and his sister, Carolyn Averitt Lancaster (Kenneth); many nephews and nieces; and great-nephews and great-nieces.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1202 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton, N.C., 28358, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312, Celiac Disease Foundation, 13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1, Studio City, Calif., 91604-1838, North State Game Club Foundation, 7511 Cortlandt Place, Norfolk, Va., 23505, or the charity of your choice.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net.