Delaney R. Frye Sr.
Delaney "D.D." Reid Frye Sr., 76, of 552 Oakwood Circle, Lexington, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Carthage First Baptist Church Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Sammy Frye officiating. Burial followed at Cross Hill Cemetery.
A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late William Glenn Frye and Mary Ann Maness Frye. He attended Carthage School and Taccoa Falls Bible School in Taccoa, Ga. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked for Anchor Motor Freight and was a member of teamsters No. 557 in Baltimore, Md. He was a lifelong Baptist and devout Christian, lovable family man, good neighbor and friend to all. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Cora King and Eleanor Stewart, and one brother, Leland Frye.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Martha Billings Frye; a daughter, Barbara Newbern and husband, William, of Jacksonville, Fla; three sons, D. Reid Frye Jr. of Baltimore, Md., Michael Hamblin and wife, Sandy, of Forest Hill, Md., and Edward Hamblin and wife, Wendy, of Salisbury, Md.; two sisters, Angie Bailey, of Chesapeake, Va., and Grace Evans and husband, Ernest, of Cameron; nine brothers, Wade Frye and wife, Kitty, of Richmond, Va., Allen Frye and wife, Barbara, of Portsmouth, Va., Edward Frye of Portsmouth, Va., the Rev. Thornton Frye and wife, Shirley, of Portsmouth, Va., Tommy Frye and wife, Judy, of Columbia, S.C., Royce June Frye and wife, Katie, of Carthage, the Rev. Eugene Frye and wife, Barbara, of Warsaw, Ind., Gail Frye and wife, Bertha, of Carthage, and John Frye, and wife, Brenda of Vass; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Biltmore Baptist Church, 3214 Elliott Ave., Portsmouth VA, 27302.
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