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Thomas Urquhart

Passed Away: November 9, 2011

AHOSKIE – Thomas Mizell Urquhart, age 88, of N. Colony Ave., died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Tom Urquhart was born October 11, 1923 in Woodville, NC, the son of the late Burges Urquhart and Emily Mizell Urquhart. He was a graduate of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia and a 1949 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and the wrestling team. He served in the U.S. Army Supply Corps during World War II in the South Pacific Theater.

A certified public accountant, from 1960 until his retirement in 1989, he was a partner in Riddick and Urquhart, CPA. He was a member of the Ahoskie Rotary Club and the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce and served on the vestry of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Betsey Derr Urquhart of Charlotte, NC; his son, Thomas Mizell Urquhart, Jr. of Ahoskie, NC; and a sister, Emily Ayscue of Charlotte, NC. Besides his parents and loving wife, Betsey Derr Urquhart, Tom was predeceased by a brother, Burges Urquhart.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ahoskie with the Rev. Jeff Douglas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 263, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Urquhart family.

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