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Thomas Lenward Averette “Punk” Averette


Thomas Lenward “Punk” Averette, 81, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at Duke Medical Center.

He was born May 31, 1940 in Granville County to the late Russell Averette and Lille Lee Longmire Averette. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from the Department of Transportation with thirty years of service. Punk loved gardening, farming and visiting with friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Rev. David Herman. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of forty-nine years, Ann Cash Averette of the home; two sisters, Sarah Belle Mangum, Carolyn Overton, a brother, Wille E. “Pete” Averette; nephews, Tommy, Averette, Jerome Averette, Earl Mangum, David Mangum and Michael Cash.

He was preceded in death by two nephews, Willie and Victor Averette.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:00 – 2:45 PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and at other times at the home.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 745, Creedmoor, NC 27522.


  • Vivian Wright Posted August 27, 2021 8:07 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. So very sorry to hear this.

  • Dan cone Posted August 28, 2021 1:41 pm

    Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Shirley and Danny King Posted August 28, 2021 4:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss 🙏🏻 He was such a good man , miss seeing him at King’s Uposerty.sending prayers 🙏🏻

  • Christine Hicks Posted August 28, 2021 7:08 pm

    Prayers for the family. I am so sorry to hear this!

  • Brenda Brogden Posted August 28, 2021 10:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Punk. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Martha Bailey Posted August 29, 2021 7:16 pm

    Ann, sending prayers and peace your way..🤗🙏🙏🙏

  • Shae Satterwhite Posted September 1, 2021 8:30 pm

    I was so sad to hear about Punk. Mom had been keeping me up-to-date with his hospital stay. Our family loved Punk, as we have always loved the entire Averette family! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time. He will be missed by many, many people.

  • Shawn M Britt Posted September 2, 2021 8:32 am

    Punk was such a good man. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for my grandmother, Mildred Satterwhite. Punk was always there to help his friends and family. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Joyce Daniel Posted September 2, 2021 10:12 pm

    Ann, So very sorry for your loss!

  • Sandra Harris Posted September 17, 2021 12:23 am

    Ann, I just learned of your loss. So sorry and I will be praying for you and all the family. ❤️🙏🏻

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