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Delcie Courson Atherton
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Birth: unknown
Bladen County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 2013

Delcie (Courson) Atherton, 89, of Whitman, passed away Jan. 2, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilfred Gilly E. Atherton. She was born and brought up in Elizabethtown, N.C., daughter of the late William and Marie (Kinlaw) Courson. She was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School. Delcie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II joining at age 18. She had been a Whitman resident for over 65 years, a communicant of the former First Baptist Church of Whitman and worked as a secretary for the former Thom McCann Shoe Company before retiring. Delcie was well known for walking all over town and was friends with everyone. She also enjoyed needlepoint and caring for her granddaughter Kelsey. She was the epitome of a true southern belle. She was Granny to all that knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Melodye Atherton-Beattie, her husband Craig; and her granddaughter, Kelsey Beattie, all of Putnam, Conn.; her sister, Sylvia Brady of North Carolina; one niece and two nephews in North Carolina. She was also the sister of the late Nannette Dollar. Her visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2-6 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Burial will be held in North Carolina at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to the Whitman Rescue Squad, c/o Whitman Fire Dept., P.O. Box 168, Whitman, MA 02382. For online condolences and directions, please visit

Published in The Enterprise on January 4, 2013 
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  Gilfred E. Atherton (1927 - 2000)
Bladen Memorial Gardens
Bladen County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Rebecca
Record added: Jan 04, 2013
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