Thomas Mizell Urquhart

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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Randy Aitken
12 years ago

We send our love and sympathy to the Urquhart family. We will always remember the wonderful times that we shared with Tom. He was always kind and gentle, and he was a loving and caring person. To me he was always a perfect host. Amongst his many gifts he set a worthy standard of how to be a true gentleman and achieve that manner with grace and a sense of it being effortless. We send you our love and peaceful good wishes. I’m sorry that we cannot be there in person. Mary Wootsey and Randy Aitken

Sammy Vaughan
12 years ago

Tom was an ethical, able accountant, as well as a good citizen and neighbor of Ahoskie. He will be missed. I’m sorry for your loss