Quinton Ray Onley Sr.

Published 7:02 am Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Quinton Ray Onley Sr., 85, died at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center on May 17, 2020. A resident of South Mills, he was born in Elizabeth City on June 18, 1934 to the late Quinton Onley and Elma Armstrong Onley. He was the husband of Shirley Jeanette Upton Onley for 61 years, served in the U.S. Army for two years, worked for Sprint for thirty-five years and for South Mills Water Association for nineteen years. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and church secretary for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Quinton Ray Onley Jr. and Daffy Onley Scott and husband Timmy, all of South Mills; granddaughters Shae Scott and Kaleigh Scott; sisters Gail Hobbs and Deloris Meads and husband Vance; brother-in-law Johnny Upton and wife Mary; many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by sisters Glenda Onley White and Norma Jean Bateman.

A private funeral service will be held May 20 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Darryl Stallings and E. Lee Penwell officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is serving the Onley family. You may express condolences online by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

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