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Linda Hunter Draughn

Linda Hunter Draughn, 96, of Sanford NC, born July 13, 1923 died peacefully Monday, March16, 2020.   Mrs. Draughn was a founding and lifetime member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ and served on numerous boards and committees, in addition to elected offices.  She worked many years for Cornell-Dubilier and Sanford Family Medical Practice.  She was very active with family, friends and neighbors and was an avid bridge player. She loved the annual spring and fall trips to Hilton Head with her family. She remembered so many songs from her youth, or as she loved to call them “ditties”, and would break into song no matter where she was.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harden Quincy Draughn; her daughter, Donelda D. Radford; her parents, Hugh Reaves Hunter and Ethel Harrington Berryman Hunter; brothers, Stanford Reaves Hunter, Lewis Clemmons “Clem” Hunter, Rufus Harold Hunter, Ralph Berryman Hunter, J. Ray Hunter and Jack Manly Hunter; and sisters Elva Mae Hunter Kennedy, Bancy Omega Hunter Uzzell and Hilda Naomi Hunter Hunter.  She is survived by her daughter Debbie Draughn Quintiliani, and grandsons, Michael William Quintiliani and John Harden Quintiliani.  She was a loving aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. 

There will be a graveside service at Buffalo Cemetery Wednesday at 11:00am and a memorial service at a future date.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford NC 27330 or to the charity of one’s choice.  

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A candle was lit in memory of Linda Draughn

Tammy Hall Mar 22 2020 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Draughn. I was her dental hygienist for many years and always enjoyed my time with her. She was a special lady and I will miss seeing and talking with her. for your family.

Deborah Spivey Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

What a remarkable lady! Love you Debbie!

Stephanie Hunter (and Miriam)

stephanieghunter@yahoo.com Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lovely lady. We had many delightful conversations meeting up along Currie Drive when we were both doing yard work and even more when, as a member of St. Francis' Anglican Church, I would get to visit with her when she and Nancy Griffin arrived for the Emmanuel service. I love the picture of her that you chose. I will always think of her beautiful sparkling blue eyes, which were enhanced by the gorgeous blue colors she so often wore. She so delighted in your visits! Love, Gordy Reese

Gordy Reese Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Draughn

Loraine Way Hockaday Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Hugs Debbie - so sorry about your mom, but so glad she I resting peacefully! Let us know if you need anything!

Karen and Duke Owen Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie, I just read Linda's obituary in the paper, and I'm sorry for your loss. Linda was family to me through cousin Quincy and I've enjoyed visiting with them for years. I loved visiting with Linda since I moved back to Sanford. God bless you, Debbie. Linda was a wonderful person. Lewis Holder

Lewis T. Holder Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

I had the joy of working with Linda at Family Medical Center and grew to love her and Quincy...two wonderful genuine people. My deepest sympathy to the family

Judith Nance Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Joan,Sharon and Gerald--please know that all of you and all your family are in my prayers that God will comfort and give peace to all in the trying days ahead at the old of your Aunt Linda.

Mary Lou Jones Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie Sorry for your loss Terry Lassen

Terry Lassen Mar 16 2020 12:00 AM

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