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Monday, 17 September 2018 20:42

Wilbert Voyd 'Sonny' Warren

Wilbert Voyd “Sonny” Warren, 87, died September 14, 2018 in his Roanoke Rapids home.

Born in Weldon on February 18, 1931, he was a son of Claude Voyd Warren and Pauline Cooper Warren.

He is survived by is wife of 70 years,  Lillian Marie Webb Warren , whom he married January 17, 1948.

Also  surviving are  Daughters, Cindy Warren Wilson of Weldon, NC and Sheila Warren Davis and husband Tim of Roanoke Rapids, NC, also a son Wilbert V. (Chip) Warren and wife Raye of Garysburg, NC.  Eight grandchildren; Nikki Johnson Hopkins (John), Chris Johnson (Kim), Michelle Wilson Parker (Jeff), John Wilson (Kelly), Josh Davis (Leighann), Stephanie Davis Smith (Brian), Jen Warren Ott (Timmy), Jessie Warren Langley (Alex), and fourteen great-grandchildren; his sister Doris Warren Lyles of Weldon, NC, his brother E. C. (Fats) Warren of Roanoke Rapids, NC, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Muriel (Tikki) Clinkenbeard, Betty Jean Landen’ a son-in-law Mike Wilson, and grandchildren Ann and Justin Davis.

Sonny was a long time employee (25 years) of Lindale Dairy/Pine State Creamery.  He also served as a Magistrate for Halifax County for a great number of years. Sonny was a Mason for a total of 34 years, a member of Roanoke Lodge #203, Weldon, NC then Royal White Hart Lodge #0002, Halifax, NC.  He was an avid golfer.

Mr. Warren was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Sonny and Marie enjoyed traveling for years with friends.  

He also enjoyed hosting his annual Pig Pickin’ at their home on Lake Gaston, a tradition that occurred for more than 20 years, with a highlight being his stew, made from a recipe handed down from his father, that he took pride in preparing.  

In later years, Sonny and Marie enjoyed spending winters at Paradise Park, an airstream park, in Florida.  They enjoyed golfing daily and social time spent with friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to caretakers Beverly Norman and Mabel Magee.

The celebration of Sonny’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, with Pastor Randy Martin presiding.  Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Crestview following the graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory, to Shriners Hospitals for Children.   Online donations may be made at www donate.lovetotherescue.org/ or by mail at Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC  29605.

Online condolences may be sent to hockadayfs.com

Arrangements for Mr. Warren are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

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