Irene Corey Overton

October 15, 2010


AHOSKIE – Irene Corey Overton, age 89, of the 400 block of North Curtis Street, died Friday, October 15, 2010, at her home.

Mrs. Overton was born in Bertie County on February 1, 1921, a daughter of the late Lenora Elizabeth Gurganus and Calvin Bennett Corey. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie and a homemaker. Irene was the widow of Rufus C. Overton.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Becky O. Hedspeth of Raleigh, NC, and Cheryl O. Sroka of Lilburn, GA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010, at Highland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Daniel Glaze officiating. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Hertford County EMS,102 Industrial Park Rd., Winton, NC, 27983, University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or to First Baptist Church Ahoskie, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Katherine Blanchard Northcott
13 years ago

Your mom was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know I speak for my brother Billy too. She was so sweet to him and he really thought alot of her.

Judy Hepner Hughson
13 years ago

Your mother was a friend of my mother,

who passed away last year. I remember

what a sweet lady she always was.

My sympathy to the family.

Edgar & Roas Swain Jr
13 years ago

Sorry to read about your mother.

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you at this time.

Edgar (buzzy) & Rosa

Margie Penven
13 years ago


I only heard today (Monday) that your mom had passed. I was hoping she would recover once again. So sorry I have missed the service.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and Cheryl.


Margie and Don

Doris Wiggins Hickman
13 years ago

So sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you. Will be thinking of you as you get through the service.

Love, Doris

Laura Boone Ward
13 years ago

Becky and Cheryl,

I was sad to hear about the death of your mother. I have fond memories of what a nice neighbor she was to us, and that she always had a smile on her face. My mother, Katherine Boone, is now living in Winston-Salem closer to Mary and me. I know she will be sad to hear about your mother too. Please know that we are thinking about you.

Laura Boone Ward

Sammy Vaughan
13 years ago

I remember your mother and your father, with affection. I’m sorry they are both gone. My condolences.

Don Newsome
13 years ago

Cheryl, thinking of you and your family during this sad time.