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Lilton Umphlett, Jr.

January 31, 1928 — April 4, 2022

   Hagood Lilton Umphlett, Jr., 94, of Gates, NC, died Monday, April 4, 2022 in Nansemond Commons Assisted Living at Accordius Health in Suffolk, VA.

   Mr. Umphlett was born in Gates County on January 31, 1928, and was the son of the late Hagood Lilton Umphlett, Sr. and Della Eure Umphlett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Howell Umphlett; his sister, Malene U. Eure; and his brother, Robert E. Umphlett.

   Employed with Union Camp Corporation in Franklin, VA for 33 years, during those years and later after his retirement he tended the family farm on Hackley Road. A member of Eure Christian Church and Gatesville Masonic Lodge #126, he also enjoyed the fellowship of friends in the Ray’s Beach Fishing Club and the White Oak Hunt Club.

   Surviving are two sons, Donnie Umphlett (Barbara) of Corapeake and Kenny Umphlett (Kelly) of Kill Devil Hills; four grandchildren, Josh Umphlett (René) of Greenville, Drew Umphlett (Courtney) of Sylva, Kimberly Umphlett of Nags Head, and Stephen Umphlett (Chelsea) of Kill Devil Hills; and four great-grandchildren, Silas, C.C. and Tash Umphlett, and Hannah Garner.

   Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Eure Christian Church and will be conducted by the Rev. Wade Bennett and the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Masonic Rites will be accorded in the church. Friends may visit with the family in the social hall immediately following the service, and a private burial will be in the Umphlett Family Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Eure Christian Church, 872 NC 137, Eure, NC 27935, or to one’s favorite charity.

   Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting

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