Henry Shepherd Overton, Sr. age 90 of Ahoskie died Wednesday July 29, 2009 at his home. He was born February 12, 1919 in Hertford County to the late Lonnie Overton and Nettie Overton. He was the husband of the late Martha Eunice Overton.
He was a US Navy veteran, a farmer and and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. His family said a lot of knowledge was lost at his death.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Kiker will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Left to cherish his memory are two sons Henry S. Overton, Jr of Fort Pierce, FL; James Lawrence Overton of Murfreesboro and several grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, 826 Center Grove Rd., Ahoskie,NC 27910 or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060.
My sincere condolences to this family and the Curtis Overton family for the loss of this brother, father, cousin. I am so happy I sat by him at the Skinner-Overton Reunion July 25th. while we listened to the Overton girls sing songs of praise. He will be missed by us all.
We were out of town all last week and we are so sorry we could not be here for Mr. Henry’s funeral. We will miss him greatly. We know he is in God’s hands now and he can hear everything going on. We loved him very much.