J.Z. “Mike” Felton, 87, of 77 Hackley Road, died Friday, March 2, 2012 in his home.
Mr. Felton was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Z.S. and Jana Greene Felton. Retired after 40 years with Planters Peanuts in Suffolk, VA, he was a lifelong member of Eure Christian Church and a member of both the Ray’s Beach and Nixon’s Ditch Fishing Clubs.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Alva Askew Felton; two daughters, Janice F. Outland and husband Felton of Sunbury and Luanne F. Barnes of Gates; a sister, Mary Ellen Eure, and a brother, Elmore Felton, both of Eure; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Eure Christian Church by the Revs. Michael Brinkley and Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, in charge of arrangements. Friends may join the family Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home, on Monday in the church social hall following services, and all other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Vidant Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to Eure Christian Church, 872 Taylor Mill Road, Eure, NC 27935 Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.