George C. Dunn Jr.
AYDEN - George C. Dunn Jr., 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. The funeral service will be conducted by Dr. Franklin Baggett on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Service with burial to follow at Ayden Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Jr. was born March 10, 1930, to George and Martha Frizelle Dunn. He attended Elm Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church. Jr. retired from Harvey Bowen Motors, where he worked as shop manager. An avid NASCAR fan and lover of the outdoors, Jr. could often be found working on his farm or helping out friends and family any time they had a need. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Grace Dunn, whom he loved and faithfully cared for until her passing; and brothers, William Bruce Dunn and Frank Dunn. He is survived by his daughter, Gayle Smithson and husband, Raymond, of Scuffleton; two grandchildren, Bryan Smithson and wife, Lorayne, of Black Jack and Alyssa Grace Dunn of Scuffleton; great-grandchild, Taylor Brynn Smithson; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Wilkins and Kathleen Keel of Suffolk, Va., and Rosa Lee Shell of Rocky Mount; brothers, James Dunn "raised as his son" of Ayden, Thomas Dunn of Smithfield, Va., Horace Dunn of Grifton, and Robert Dunn and Earl Barnhill of Ayden; as well as many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the Vidant Medical Center Outpatient Infusion Center and 3 West staff, Dr. Jorge Abdallah and Dr. Wil Gay. Arrangements are in the care of Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. Online condolences can be sent to farmerfuneralservice.com.
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