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Dorthia ‘Dorothy Mae’ Gunn Drumwright

Mrs. Dorthia ‘Dorothy Mae’ Gunn Drumwright of Semora, NC, formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Duke Hospice in Hillsborough, NC at the age of 70.

Mrs. Drumwright was born in Halifax County on November 21, 1938 to the late Mr. James Henry Gunn and Mrs. Frances Bailey Gunn and was married to Mr. Leo A. Drumwright. She was a member of Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her husband of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Paulette Smith and Ms. Delores Hill, both of Roxboro, NC, Mrs. Jacqueline Britton of Durham, NC, Ms. Gloria Yarborough of Baltimore, MD and Mr. Phyllis Lofton of Timberlake, NC; two sons, Mr. Michael Drumwright of Semora and Mr. Barry Drumwright of Fuquay Varina, NC; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sara Smith of Chapel Hill, NC; three brothers, Mr. Willie Gunn of Roxboro, NC, Mr. Walter Gunn of South Boston and Mr. James Gunn of Temple Hill, MD; one foster brother, Mr. Robert Claiborne of Canton, Ohio; three sons-in-law, Mr. Richard Smith, Mr. Joseph Britton and Mr. Andrew Lofton; 13 sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Drumwright were held September 15 at 2 p.m. at Mount Pisgah AME Church, 1156 Woodsdale Road, Alton with Rev. Michael A. Dunn officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family received friends at the home, 695 Drumwright Road, Semora, NC.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.