Dora Webster Hunt

March 21, 2013 

Dora Webster Hunt, 86 of Henderson, NC, died March 19, 2013 at the Carolina House Cary after a brief illness. Born September 10, 1926, in Montgomery County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Josiah David and Zuey Snuffer Webster and the former wife of the late Dr. Joseph T. Hunt of Henderson. Dora is lovingly remembered by her 5 children; Joseph Thomas Hunt, Jr. and wife Elaine of Knightdale, NC, Garry Duran (Randy) Hunt and wife Mary of Goldsboro, NC, Timothy Webster Hunt and wife Elaine of Raleigh, NC, Debby Hunt Sipe of Warrenton, NC, and Stephanie Hunt Rogers and husband Cliff of Henderson, NC; Ten grandchildren- Eric Hunt, Robert Sipe, Garry Hunt, Heather H. Gates, Jason Hunt, Perry Hunt, Karen S. Johnson, Alison H. Perry, Amelia Rogers, Lydia R. Byrd; and 18 great grandchildren.

In 1973, at age 47, Dora graduated from the former Vance County Technical Institute and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, eventually becoming an instructor for the school in the Nurse Assistant program. She was an active member of the State and National LPN Association serving as state director and treasurer as well as state delegate to many national meetings until her retirement in 1993.

A lifelong Republican, Mrs. Hunt served as a Republican judge for the Vance County Board of Elections from 1992 until 2008. As a member of the Henderson Country Club, Dora was a golf enthusiast and played in many tournaments in NC and VA, through the NC Women’s Golf Association. She was a Cub Scout den mother for Pack 630 for 10 years. Dora taught Sunday school at The Church of the Holy Innocents where she was active in the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women. She loved to travel by land and by sea and did so extensively in the United States and abroad. Her hobbies included needlework and crafts that included sewing, needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting, and crochet. She used her talents to create special gifts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dora was a wonderful flower gardener and had the most beautiful African violets. She found much joy in the challenge of playing bridge and played weekly until her recent illness.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Church of the Holy Innocents, 210 South Chestnut Street, Henderson, NC. Visitation with the family will immediately follow the service in the church Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice Services at 3200 Spring Forest Rd. Suite 201, Raleigh NC 27616, the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or www.cancer.org or the Memorial Fund at The Church of the Holy Innocents at 210 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, NC 27536.

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