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February 26, 2014

JOSEPH ANDREWS

TARBORO — Chaplain Joseph “Joe” Andrews, 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, with Masonic Rites. The Rev. Daniel Cenci and Louise Anderson officiated the service.

Joe devoted his life to serving the Lord and serving others. He was instrumental in organizing Grace Episcopal Church annual homecoming service.

Joe volunteered as chaplain at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro High School Baseball Team, Masonic Lodge in Tarboro and was active as the chaplain at North East Carolina Prep Chart School in Tarboro. Joe also served as a lay reader at Calvary Episcopal Church.

He retired as captain with Church Army in Louisiana and served as house parents at Glenwood school for boys and Lawrence Hall school for boys in Chicago, Ill.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 54 years, Arlene Norman Andrews; daughter, Laurinda Andrews Ellis and husband, Danny of Rocky Mount; grandson, Owen Ellis; great granddaughter, Aeris Ellis; sister, Clara Barracato and husband, Wade of Halifax; sisters-in-law, Barbara Andrews and Ann Andrews; several nieces and nephews and many God children in North Carolina and Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 8593 Hwy. 258N, Tarboro, N.C.

Family received friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Sunday.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com

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