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Cater Dorsey "C.D." Hoggard, Jr.

November 10, 1924 - September 30, 2017

Cater Dorsey “C.D.” Hoggard, Jr., age 92, died Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

C.D. was born in Bertie County on November 10, 1924 to the late C.D. Hoggard, Sr. and Olia Harris Hoggard. He graduated from Powellsville High School and then worked in the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. He was drafted into the United States Army at the end of the World War II and was sent to the Philippine Islands. C.D. was married to Annie Harrell Hoggard for 64 years. He worked for Thorton Furniture, later bought out by Heilig Meyers until he retired with thirty years of service. C.D. loved his community serving as Mayor and a fireman. He loved his church where he served as a deacon and the superintendent. There was no place he loved more than “home”.

C.D. is preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Mabel Hoggard Dilday; three brothers, Vernon, Lynwood, and Willie Alton Hoggard and his son-in-law, Ken James.

He is survived by his two daughters, Charlotte James of Rocky Mount, NC, and Jennifer Sehon and her husband, Jerry of Raleigh, NC; three grandchildren, Mike James, Julie James, and Laura Griffith and her husband, Logan; and five great grandchildren, Gracie, Colby, Ramsey, Reese, and Jordan.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:00PM at Powellsville Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Hopkins officiating the service. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. The burial will be at Stoney Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Powellsville Baptist Church, 307 Main Street, Powellsville, NC 27967 or online by clicking here  or directly to Powellsville Fire Department, PO Box 142, Powellsville, NC 27967 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie will be handling the arrangements for the Hoggard family. Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The family will receive friends at Powellsville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall following the service.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


Powellsville Baptist Church

307 West Main Street
Powellsville, NC 27967

Pastor Jim Hopkins will be officiating the service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Stoney Creek Cemetery

Ahoskie, NC 27910

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