George Rayford Hendrix

Published 8:25 am Monday, January 27, 2020

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Mr. George Rayford Hendrix, 69, of Hepler Road, Mocksville, died at SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1950 to the late George Clyde and Lucille Anderson Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix was a Washington Redskins fan and enjoyed Bowman Gray Racing and NASCAR. During March Madness, he would try to watch every game. He loved working with cattle and would rarely miss the Turnersburg Cattle Sale on Mondays. He always looked forward to helping his brother-in-law, Harold Sheek, in the hayfields and working the cattle when needed. He would visit Andy’s Country Store every morning to hang out with the regulars and catch up on any news.  He loved his church family at Dulin United Methodist and was always excited about church on Sunday mornings.

He was also preceded in death by: his stepdad, Tracy; grandparents, Cliff and Fannie Hendrix; 2 brothers, Jerry Hendrix and Jim Anderson; and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Peggy Keaton Hendrix of the home; a daughter, Susan Nifong (Roland) of Brandon, S.D.; a son, Rayford Clyde Hendrix of Blanch; 3 grandchildren, Ashton Becker (Andrew), Sydney Nifong, and Tanner Nifong, all of South Dakota; 2 great-grandchildren, Anna Grace Becker and Nathan Ray Becker; 2 sisters, Brenda Sheek (Harold) of Advance, and Martha (Delbert) Bennett of Mocksville; a brother, Tommy Hendrix  Sr. of Mocksville; and 2 sisters-in-law, Jane Anderson and Jane Hendrix, both of Mocksville.

A funeral service will beconducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Dulin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Truell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Dulin UMC General Fund, 897 Dulin Rd., Mocksvill; or Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville, 27055.