Deborah H. Autrey



Deborah Jo Hines Autrey, age 66, of Dudley died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Duplin County, she was the daughter of Rochie Hines Taylor and the late Homer Hines. Deborah was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church and a realtor. She was an active committee member of the N.C. Pickle Festival and was the Pickle Festival Pageant Director. She was a member of the ABWA, The Red Hat Society and a 4-H Leader.

A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery. Family members will greet friends Monday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

In addition to her mother, Deborah is survived by her husband, Don Autrey; her daughter, Desiree Autrey-Houston and her husband, Thomas Houston of Dudley; brothers Scott Hines of Dudley, Danny Hines of Nahunta; sister, Lorie Robertson of Sanford; aunts, Jimmie Davis and Sally Moody; mother in law, Bernice Autrey of Marion, NC; honorary children, Donna Merritt, John Gerken and Renee Farmer, Brittany Harper and Mandy Sarvis; brothers in law, Jack Lee Autrey, Bobby Dean Autrey; special cousins, Vickie Johnson, Dottie Rains and Chris Ahern; nine nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews; honorary grandchildren and her beloved pets, Brownlee, Savannah and Scarlet.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Autrey family and online condolences may be directed to