Durwood Humphrey North

February 2, 1928December 29, 2012
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Durwood Humphrey North, 84, of Richlands died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at The Heritage of Richlands.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Richlands for many years and served as secretary of his Sunday School. Mr. North was past Fire Chief for Richlands Fire Dept. and past member of the Richlands Jaycees. He worked for Fil-Ray Gas Co. and then for Jenkins Gas Co. He was part owner of the Richlands Food Market. Mr. North was preceded in death by his wife: Leona Stephens North; daughter: Betty North Broughton.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 2, 1013 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Richlands with Reverend Gary McAbee officiating. Burial will be Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Onslow Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m.

He is survived by his daughter: Margaret N. Dixon of Richlands; brothers: Ronnie North of Richlands, Robert North of Richlands; grandchildren: Lorie Thompson and husband Scot, Shellie Byrd and husband Luc, Tracy Ketchum and husband Mark, Allison Pittman and husband Haywood; great grandchildren: Hannah Thompson, Madison Thompson, Jenna Riehle, Olivia Jane Riehle, Heather Byrd, Rachel Byrd, Gabrielle Broughton, Emily Ketchum, Sydney Ketchum, Easton Pittman.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church on Wednesday.

Flowers or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Richlands Building Fund, 100 Rand St., Richlands, NC 28574.

Condolences may be made to .

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Charlie Ponsock

January 5, 2013

Family: I am sorry about your loss. I worked with Durwood at my first job as an 18 year old. He was a great mentor. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Virginia Steen

January 2, 2013

Margaret and family,Durwood was my favorite brother in law,Jim and myself loved him dearly as we do all of your family.. All of my family send their condolences to everyone .We will keep all of you in our prayers. No more sorrow ,no more pain.God is good.,I love you all . Aunt Virginia ,,Tony,&Donna&Ricky

January 2, 2013

Margaret, so sorry to learn of you father's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Robbie and Linda Ellis

Debbie Bryan

January 2, 2013

Thinking of you all during this sad time. Your precious memories will help in the days ahead.

Terry Joiner

January 1, 2013

I am so sorry about your loss. I will miss Pa so much. Peace be with you all!

Sandy Rouse

December 31, 2012

Margaret and family, I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with all the North family during the coming days. May God richly bless you all with love and comfort.