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Donald Lee Terrell, Sr.

June 13, 1938 — September 28, 2023

Ararat, NC

Donald Lee Terrell, Sr.

 

Donald Lee Terrell, 85, of Ararat, died Sept. 28.

 

Don was born June 13, 1938, in Surry County, son of Virgil and Mallie Gilley Terrell.  On Sept. 24, 1960, he married Faye Armstrong.  They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.  Don spent decades working at RJ Reynolds in Winston-Salem while maintaining a cattle farm.  During his Flat Rock school years, he and a classmate evacuated the building during the school fire going door to door saving lives.

 

Don was a longtime member of Simmons Grove Baptist Church and active in the Brotherhood.  Featured in many articles, he raised hunting dogs and enjoyed field trials, winning numerous awards, including national championships.  Don spent many mornings at Hardee’s with friends.  He was a hard-working Christian and wonderful neighbor.

 

Don was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Frances Tucker and Louise Mears.  Survivors, in addition to wife Faye Armstrong, include son, Donald Lee “Donny” Terrell Jr. (Diana) of Oak Ridge; daughter, Sonya Braun (Kevin) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; grandchildren, Dalton Terrell (Molly) of Vienna, Va.; Cody Braun (Tate), of Marietta, Ga.; Casey Braun (fiancée Hayden Hunt) of Atlanta; Dash Terrell, of Kernersville; and Tori Bissram of Chapel Hill; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Patrick Terrell; Goldie Braun and sisters-in-law, Frances (Glenn) Cook; and Mary Ellen (Byron) Wells.  

 

Visitation is Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 pm with funeral at 4:30 pm at Simmons Grove Baptist Church of Pilot Mountain. Flowers or donations to Simmons Grove Baptist Church Brotherhood are encouraged.  Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family. 

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