Doris L. Avery

Published 10:28 pm Sunday, March 27, 2016

Doris L. Avery
March 18, 1931 – March 25, 2016

Mrs. Doris Lovice Latham Spain Avery, age 85, a resident of 357 Everett Road, Washington, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday, March 28, 2016 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, followed by a graveside service at Latham Cemetery, Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, conducted by Pastor Jerry Smith.

The following will serve as pallbearers: Stacy Watson, Charity Watson, Kayla Ausbon, Matthew Alligood, Thomas Ausbon and Jonathan Nelson. Brittany Spain will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Mrs. Avery was born in Beaufort County on March 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Henry Seaton Latham and Mattie Virginia Watson Latham.

Mrs. Avery attended Pinetown Elementary School and graduated from Bath High School. She was a homemaker and also worked at Singer Furniture for a while.

Mrs. Avery was active in Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Avery was married to Richard Spain, who preceded her in death in August of 1980. Later, she married William Avery Jr. who preceded her in death April of 2013.

Mrs. Avery is survived by two sons, Richard F. Spain Jr. (Debbie) of Chocowinity, Jeffery A. Spain (Virginia) of Washington; two daughters, Debra Watson (David) of Pinetown, Tammy Alligood (Kelly) of Chocowinity; one sister, Nina Bennett of Plymouth; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Avery was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie (C.T.) Latham.

Memorials may be made to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, N.C. 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Avery family.