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Beatrice S. Roughton

May 12, 1915 August 26, 2009
Beatrice S. Roughton
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Mrs. Beatrice Sutton Roughton, 94 of Columbia died Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Sentara Nursing Center, Norfolk, Virginia.
Born May 12, 1915 in Tyrrell County she was the daughter of the late Ernest Sutton and Isadora Sutton and was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Roughton; sister, Christine Farnham and brother, James Sutton. Mrs. Roughton's working career began with Jean's Cleaners of Columbia, later with Tyrrell County Public Schools Lunch Room Staff and she later served as Register Of Deeds for Tyrrell County from December 1972 until her retirement in November of 1984. She was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for many years.
Her family includes her daughters, Dora R. Spruill and husband Sterling of Virginia Beach, Va. and Rena R. Love of Chesapeake, Va.; son, J.E. Roughton and wife Wanda of Durham, N.C.; ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Columbia with Reverend James Koo and Reverend Joseph Wynns officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or The Alzheimers Association. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.

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