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Grace Sykes Poyner

October 19, 1924 - February 17, 2016

Currituck, NC – Grace Sykes Poyner, 91, died February 17, 2016.  Mrs. Poyner was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Junius A. and Hazel Thawley Sykes.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Currituck Red Hat Mama’s.  Mrs. Poyner was predeceased by her husband, Charles Robert Poyner.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Russell C. Poyner, II and his wife, Louanne of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Lori Poyner Woodhouse and Scott Marshall Poyner and his wife Sara, all of Chesapeake; and four great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth with Rev. Dr. Tim Hazlett officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pilmoor Memorial UMC. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


Olive Branch Cemetery

2 Cpl J M Williams Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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