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Velma Williford

Passed Away: June 19, 2011

Velma Mitchell Williford age 97 of Tarboro died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Tarboro. She was born October 9, 1913 in Bertie County to the late Herbert Y. Holloman and Claudia Dilday. She was the wife of the late Obie Williford.

She was a member of Aulander Baptist Church and worked for the Department of Social Services.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Johnson will officiate.

Left to cherish her memory is her son Thomas Mitchell and his wife Nancy of Tarboro, four grandchildren Sherry Jones and her husband Dean of Raleigh, Denise Linquist and her husband Brian of Charlottesville,VA., Michael Mitchell and his wife Katherine of Dallas, TX. And Victoria Mitchell Doughtie and her husband Matt of Tarboro and four great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home prior to the service. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.

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