Edwin Braxton Poythress
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ROCKY MOUNT - Edwin Braxton Poythress, age 89, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Born in Vance County, NC on December 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Cyrus Thomas Poythress and Osceola Young Williams (Poythress) King. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Abbott Poythress; his sisters, Irene Fenner Poythress, Zera Poythress; his brothers, Marion Thomas Poythress, George Madison Poythress and William Young "Bill" Poythress.
Edwin leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Patricia Shumack (Don) of Nashville and Diana Zwilling (Gregg) of Wake Forest; his son, Michael Poythress(Deborah) of Castalia. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kristen Robinson (Ryan), Elizabeth Shumack (Bruce), Kelley Poythress (David); great-grandchildren, Joel, Gideon and Bailey Robinson; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Edwin's Life will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:00 PM at RISE Church, 3520 Bishop Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 with Minister Ryan Robinson and Pastor Richard Gurganus officiating. A visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM prior to the service in the Sanctuary of RISE Church.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Maxine Moore, Cassie Arrington, Linda Nicholson, Veronica Dancy, Velma Richardson and Idell Perry for their care and dedication to Edwin and our family.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.