In memory of
Gracie G. Story
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In memory of
Gracie G. Story
Gracie G. Story Newsoms - Gracie Britt Gray Story went home to be with the Lord on October 17, 2016. Mrs. Story was a native of Southampton County, VA. She was born on February 12, 1918 to the late Leo L. and Mary Whitley Britt. Mrs. Story was predeceased by her first husband of 42 years Elvin T. Gray and her second husband of three years, Jessie G. Story. Mrs. Story was a faithful member of Barnes United Methodist Church and its UMW and she was also a member of the Golden Age Club. She lived in a warm friendly community and loved her church and church family. Mrs. Story was known as the "Avon Lady" in her community for 25 years. She was predeceased by her daughter, Brenda Gray Francis, a sister, Josie B. Butler and three brothers, Herbert, Archie, and Franklin Britt. Survivors include two daughters, Audrey G. Pope and her husband James of Courtland and Catherine G. Parker and her husband Frank of Franklin, one stepson, James Story and his wife Marie of Franklin, one sister, Alice B. Oakes of Ivor, one brother, James Britt of Rocky Mount, NC, one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Britt of Walters, VA, six grandchildren, Frankie Pope of Courtland, Debra P. Cobb (Johnnie) of Murfreesboro , NC, Susan P. Darden (Jay) of Newsoms, Steve Pope of Nags Head, NC, Tommy Parker (Shelly) of Verona and Sherry P. Colbert (Robby) of Virginia Beach, 13 great grandchildren, Sabrina P. Lee (Joey), Jamie Cobb (Jennifer), Amanda C. Cotton (David), Katie C. Shoemaker (David), Brian Darden (Julie), Adam Darden, Brittany Carr (Ryan), Dillon Pope (Amanda), Benjamin Colbert (Jenna), Glenn Colbert, Jordan Parker and Holly Parker, six great-great grandchildren, Lawson and Brantley Cotton, Savannah and Brandon Lee, Briley Darden and Ellie Marie Colbert and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at East Pavilion for the care she received and the kindness she was shown. The funeral will be conducted at 2PM Thursday October 20, 2016 in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin with the Rev. Ian Hackmann and the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. The burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM Wednesday at the funeral home and suggest that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Barnes United Methodist Church c/o Betty Darden, 33701 Statesville Rd., Newsoms, VA 23874.
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