Thelma King Endicott, age 96 of Newbern, died Monday Nov. 1, 2010 in Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Newbern, and was the daughter of the late Blanche Farmer King and James Thomas King. She was a graduate of Dublin High School, and a graduate of Bluefield Business College. She was the secretary at Newbern Elementary School for a number of years, was a lifetime member of Newbern Christian Church (DOC), helped her husband operate Endicott’s Greenhouse until 1983, was a member of the New River Historical Society, volunteered with the Wilderness Road Regional Museum, was a member of the Newbern Community Center, was on the board of directors for the Newbern Cemetery, and was well known for expertise in pie, cake and bread making.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Endicott; sisters, Irene King, Della Charlton, and Elizabeth Wagoner; and brother, James King. She is survived by two daughters, Wilhelmina Ann (Billie) Perrine and her husband, Fred, of King George, and Yvonne (Vonni) Endicott of Dublin; two grandchildren, Christopher Scott Perrine and his wife, Margaret, of Singapore and their son, Trevor, and Nicholas Andrew Perrine and his wife Nicole of Elkton, and their children, Claire and Gavin.
Funeral services will be held Thursday Nov. 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Seagle Funeral Home with the Rev. John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Newbern Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. For those who wish, they may make memorial contributions, in her memory, to Wilderness Road Regional Museum or to Newbern Christian Church (DOC), P.O. Box 325, Newbern, VA 24126. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.