Luther Edward Dilday

November 7, 2009


Luther Edward Dilday, age 89 of Ahoskie died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Martin General Hospital. He was born February 4, 1920 in Hertford County to the late Andrew Jesse Dilday and Mary Brinkley Dilday. He was the husband of the late Chrystal Felton Dilday.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. Rev. Anita Thompson will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory are his son Steven Edward Dilday and his wife Jennifer Smith of Grifton, a daughter Janice Dilday Martin of Ahoskie, a brother Howard Dilday of Murfreesboro, sisters Nancy Wheeler of Lasker and Mabel Umphlett of Murfreesboro, a granddaughter Rebecca Dilday of Durham and a grandson James C. Martin III of Asheville.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the service at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer‚??s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 400 Oberlin Rd. Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605 or online at

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Jim Bryant
14 years ago

Jan and Steve

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was one of the kindest person I have ever known. My daughter Jamie loved when we visited my parents because she knew my dad would always take her to visit Mr & Mrs Dilday. You are in my prayers.

Amy Joyner Hawkins
14 years ago

To the Dilday Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I was good friends with the Dacus family and have fond memories of Mr. Dilday.

Thinking of you,

Amy Joyner Hawkins