Geraldine Cates Everett

Published 9:16 am Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEWSOMS—Geraldine “Gerry” Cates Everett, 74, passed away on March 14, 2012, at the East Pavilion.

Born March 4, 1938, in Haw River, N.C., Gerry was a daughter of the late David and Mildred Cates.

She graduated from Haw River High School and then went to High Point Memorial School where she received her registered nursing degree.

Gerry worked as a nurse at the old Raiford Memorial Hospital in Franklin and served later as a private duty nurse in the area.

She loved the outdoors whether it was just tending her garden picking produce or just sitting under the beech tree watching the world go by.

Gerry was a member of Barnes United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 52 years, Joseph L. “Joe” Everett Sr.; daughter, Marie Everett Hutchings and husband, Bill; son, Joseph “Les” Everett Jr.; brother, David Cates; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, William, Jonathan and Abigail Hutchings, and Kimberly Everett.

A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Hollywood Cemetery, Newsoms, with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 17, at Wright Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barnes United Methodist Church, General Fund, 33701 Statesville Road, Newsoms, Va., 23874.

The family would like to thank the staff who watched over Gerry at the East Pavilion.