Mrs. Frances Lorene Hutson Perdue, 79, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday night, November 26, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Perdue was born September 15, 1940, in Surry County, one of seven children born to the late James Murphy and Mecie Johnson Hutson. Lorene worked as a sewing machine operator at Brown Wooten Mills and Adams-Millis Corporation for many years. She was a Christian and a faithful member of Blackwater Community Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Tonya Tolbert of Mount Airy; several stepchildren; two grandchildren, Colton Tolbert and Brittany Tolbert, both of Mount Airy; several stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Macie Tolbert and Lydia Bradley, both of Mount Airy; several great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Louise Hutson Atkins and Pauline Hutson Johnson, both of Mount Airy; a brother, Donald Hutson of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Perdue was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Roosevelt Perdue; two sisters, Stella Hutson Robertson and Mary Ann Hutson Tolbert; and a brother, James Vance Hutson. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Blackwater Community Church, with the Rev. Ray Hutson, the Rev. Timmy Crotts, and the Rev. Frank Danley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the church. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family.
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