Josephine Grant Hucks Cummings

March 6, 1932November 15, 2012
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Josephine Grant Hucks Cummings, “Granny Jo”, 80, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born March 6, 1932 in Swann County, she was the daughter of the late John Weldon Grant and Sally Southards Grant.

Mrs. Cummings worked as the front desk clerk with Days Inn and was a member of Joyceton Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 3 infant siblings.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Danny Hucks of Hudson; daughters, Debbie Poteat and son-in-law Billy, of Hickory and Lisa Oxford of Hudson; a special son-in-law, Scott Oxford of Hudson; and one sister, Margie Dyson and husband Lloyd of Lenoir. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Ryan Oxford, Stacy Oxford, Chris Cooke, Brian Cooke, Alicia Procarione and husband Shawn, Chase Hucks, Brett Poteat, Robbie Poteat of Ohio, and Bailey Poteat of New York; one great-grandchild, Jace Parker Cooke, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at Pendry’s Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow the visitation at 6:00 PM Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Dean Morgan and the Rev. E.B. Freeman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 500 Morehead Street Suite 211 Charlotte, NC 28202.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to be serving the Josephine Cummings family.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Jimmy Bennett

November 18, 2012

Heaven is now a brighter place; however, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I know how much she meant to her family. Anyone that ever met her knew she truly was a blessing here on earth.God bless and comfort you.

Danyelle Walsh

November 18, 2012

Lisa I'm sorry to hear this. I will be saying a special prayer for you. I believe she has been sick for sometime. God will guide you through this. If you need me you know where I'm at. I never knew her but I bet she was a great person because you are. With all my love and sympathy.

Greg Sanders

November 18, 2012

Jo was an incredible lady and so much fun to be around. I don't think Jo ever met a stranger, and she always helped others. I haven't seen Jo in years, but my memory of her is very long, she was a mother to us all and I'll always remember our laughs and good times forever. My dear friend is now in Heaven and I know she's now an angel watching over us all! I love you Jo. Greg Sanders

Chris Cooke

November 18, 2012

I love you Granny Jo.

November 18, 2012

Lisa, I am so sorry for all the struggles you and the family have had this past year. I know it's been very difficult at times but you all seemed to stay strong... for one another and for your Mom. She was a super special lady. I loved her from the moment I met her. She was one of the most kind hearted people I have ever known, and although I haven't seen her lately, I often thought of her and will miss greatly! Don't know what I would have done without her during the days she kept my children. She was a blessing to me and to them and I wouldn't have wanted them anywhere else..
Love you all!
Lise Fairweather

Chris Cooke

November 18, 2012

You were a fantastic Grandma aka Granny Jo to me,and all your grandkids. We were blessed to have the time we had with you. I will miss you, but you were ready to go and nobody should have to suffer at the hand of cancer. I know you are happy, safe, and at peace now. Enjoy all your days in heaven, and we will meet again one day soon. I love you Granny.

Lorena Foster

November 18, 2012

Lisa Oxford ,Scott Oxford ,Ryan Oxford, Stacy Oxford,

Letter from Heaven
To my dearest family some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know that I arrived today,
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I shall dwell with God above
Here, there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you,
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you are part of my plan
There's so much that we have to do to help our mortal man."
God gave me a fist of things that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you . . in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
1 wish that I could tell you all that God has planned
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand
But one thing is for certain though my life on earth is o'er
I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when it's time for you to go . . from that body to be free
Remember you're not going . . you're just coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2012

Jeff & Lorena Foster

Bobby Prestwood

November 18, 2012

Jo, I will miss you so much, you was the best person I had ever met in my life, You where a person I could talk to a best friend and person that was always there for me. When we worked together at the Motel everyone loved Jo, she is what made Days Inn Lenoir a place where people loved to stay, she was always in a good mood and our guest came back year after year to know she knew how to treat people and be good to people, Im so happy I got to be in her life for 20yrs, if you was down she would lift you up, I know now she is in heaven but im going to miss talking to her. God has got his Special Angel Now. We will miss her but she is walking the streets of Gold with Jesus.. I love you Jo and I will miss you til we meet again..

November 18, 2012

I am so sorry Lisa and family. Your mother kept two of my kids when they were little and also worked at the Big Rebel with my husband. I loved her so. She was so sweet, kind, and funny. She is looking down on us now. love you all and God Bless.
Love Roger and Kathy Wyke (Hudson, N.C.)

November 18, 2012

To Stacy and Jo's family, I was so sorry to hear about Jo. It does not seem real. I miss her so much and will really miss seeing and talking to her. It does not feel right to know she will never be here again at Days Inn. I enjoyed every day working with her, talking to her on the phone, laughing with her, feeling such joy when we were together.I love her so much and it really breaks my heart. We feel such a loss.I would love to put my arms around her right now and tell her what she meant to me. You all meant so much to her. She loved you all with everything she had. She had such a loving nature about her and everyone that knew her could see that. The only thing I know that she would really be sad about now would be having to leave you all, but there is one thing for sure is that she will never be forgotten.You all still have all the good memories of the special times you spent together. I am so glad I got to be a small part of her life. I will be here for you all if you need me. I will be praying for you. Love you all. Judy Beaver(Lenoir, N.C)