Henry Gillam Spruill

Henry Gillam Spruill, 7, of Windsor, died Friday, April 10, 2009. Henry was born May 28, 2001.

Henry attended Lawrence Academy in Merry Hill. He was short-stop for Bill Clough Ford of Cashie Youth League and half-back for Bertie Bashers of Bertie County Recreation Department.

Henry was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Leigh Reilley Jarman and Nancy Taylor Spruill; his great-grandfathers, Carlton Goodchild Gillam, Fontaine Graham Jarman, Jr., William Alexander Pierce, Jr., and Henry Bazemore Spruill.

Henry is survived by his parents, Lucy Purifoy Pierce Spruill and Wayland Outlaw Spruill; four sisters, Isabella Purefoy Spruill, Lucy Outlaw Spruill, Sally Pierce Spruill and Sarah Hunter Spruill; his grandparents, Sally Jarman Pierce and William Alexander Pierce III of Roanoke Rapids, Nancy Gillam Spruill and Hunter Wayland Spruill of Windsor; his aunts, Sally Pierce Corpening and her husband, Charles Albert Corpening, and their sons Pierce and Allen of Winston-Salem, Brimage Spruill Silver and her husband, Winston Beau Wood Silver, of Nags Head; his great-grandmothers, Araminta Sawyer Pierce Blowe of Weldon and Lucy Outlaw Gillam of Windsor; and his step great-grandmother Brenda Haskins Jarmen.

Askew Funeral & Cremation Services of Roanoke Rapids is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the home in Windsor.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Windsor with the Reverend Joseph Wheeler Cooper and the Reverend Barbara Chaffee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Henry Gillam Spruill Memorial Fund at Lawrence Academy, P.O. Box 70, Merry Hill, NC 27957 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 400, Windsor, NC 27983.

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