Frances S. Daughtrey

Published 8:34 pm Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 6, 2011

SUFFOLK — Frances Storey Howell Daughtrey, 89, went to be with her Lord April 6, 2011. She was born in Como, N.C. She was the last surviving child of Jake and Fannie Howell. Her husband, E. Hunter Daughtrey, sister, Lucy Eure, brothers, Jarvis, Cyrus, William, Robert and Granville Howell, and former daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Daughtrey, predeceased her.

Sons, Hunter and wife, Janet Parsons, of Durham, N.C., Sid and wife, Pat Grady Daughtrey, of Suffolk, Va., survive her. Grandma will be missed by grandchildren, Heather and husband, Ted Rabalais, of Hillsborough, N.C. and Nathan Daughtrey, of Greensboro, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Colby Rabalais, and step-grandson, John Douglas, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

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Frances was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Franklin, Va., where she served as preschool director and Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Beaver Dam’s Eager Beavers Senior Adults, Carrsville Homemakers, and Holland Women’s Club and served as a Holland 4-H leader. She coordinated the Suffolk Salvation Army Doll and Stocking Program, praying for each doll and the recipient. She was an accomplished cook with an extensive cookbook collection and won numerous cooking contests. One winning recipe was published in Jean Anderson’s The American Century Cookbook and Women’s Day Magazine. Buckhorn Baptist Church and Como, N.C., held a special place in her heart.

The family extends special appreciation to the staff and friends of Hillcrest Retirement Center and Nansemond Pointe for their loving assistance in transitioning our parents. The funeral will be conducted Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Dr. Richard Peerey and the Rev. Charles Anderson officiating. Burial at Beaver Dam Cemetery will be private. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 3593 Carrsville Highway, Franklin, VA 23851 or Buckhorn Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Como, NC 27818. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, Va., is assisting the family. Condolences may be registered at