Edwin Hunter Averette, 83, of Franklinton, formerly of Raleigh, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born July 29, 1930, in Granville County, Mr. Averette was the son of the late Roy and Dora Averette, and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he worked as a HVAC tech and in general maintenance of federal facilities. He also worked as a lineman with Carolina Power & Light and as an independent refrigeration contractor. Mr. Averette was a faithful member, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Franklinton Baptist Church.
Mr. Averette was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Clora Britt Averette, and four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Jones, of Randleman; Becky Trevillian (Jim), of Youngsville; Nancy Garvey (Chris), of Durham; and son, David Averette (Dottie), of Franklinton. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Jewel Sauls, of Garner; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Services to celebrate his life will be held Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. at Franklinton Baptist Church. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to and one hour following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Franklinton Senior Center, 127 Shannon Village, Louisburg, N.C. 27549, or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at brightfunerals.com.
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