HENDERSON — James Theodore “Dinky” Abbott Sr., 84, a resident of Hicksboro Road, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at Granville Medical Center. Born on May 2, 1937, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Edward James Abbott and Jessie Bledsoe Abbott.

James was a graduate of Zeb Vance High School. He was formerly employed with Laurens Glass Co. for 29 years. He opened the A&P True Value Hardware of Henderson in 1986, where he was the owner and operator until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church by Pastor Diana Bobbitt and the Rev. Johnny Yount.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clifford Abbott of the home; one daughter, Angela A. Norwood (Danny) of Oxford; one son, James “Jay” Abbott, Jr. (Sheila) of Port Republic, Maryland; grandchildren, Beth Haithcock (Chad), Amanda Williams (Jerol), Jocelyn Abbott and Ethan Abbott; great-grandchildren, Austin Haithcock, Avery Haithcock and Zack Williams; and one sister, Peggy White (John Richard) of Fayetteville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Stanley and Nancy Thomas; and his brothers, Clifton “Skeet” Abbott and Jack Abbott.

The family will receive friends following the service on Monday at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church c/o Jennifer Reese, 9120 McDuffie Road, Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.jmwhitefuneral

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