Augustus Winniett Peters, of Wilson, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home.
Funeral, Sunday, 3:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by Sarah Walston Peters, his wife of 54 years, and their eldest son, Augustus Winniett Peters, Jr.
He is survived by his sons, Coalter Paxton Peters of Jackson, Mississippi and his son, Paxton, Jr., and his mother, Romaine Woodard Peters of Wilson, Hyman Walston Peters and his wife, Beth, of Wilson, and their children, Sarah Battle Peters Allgood and her husband, Matt Allgood, of Augusta, Georgia and Elizabeth Paxton Peters Rascoe and her husband, Hunter Rascoe, of Wilson and Thomas Battle Peters and his wife, Blair, and their children, August, Cordelia, Hall and Indiana of San Francisco, California; his brother, William Coalter Paxton, Jr. and his wife, Webber, of Wilson and his sister, Sallie Paxton Smyth of Elora, Ontario.
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Mr. Peters was a graduate of the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Zeta Psi Fraternity, the Order of Gimghoul and the UNC Board of Visitors.
He was the CEO and Chairman of the Jas. I. Miller Tobacco Company, CEO and Chairman of the Standard Commercial Tobacco Company, and a Director of BB&T Corporation. He served in the US Navy and was active in the First Presbyterian Church and the Wilson community.
The family will be at home, 1009 Woodland Drive.
Memorials are suggested to the Augustus Winniett Peters, Jr. Memorial Fund, First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3184, Wilson, NC 27895.
Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr, Wilson, (252) 237-7171, www.wilsonmemorial service.com