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Erskine Venorris Monteith

August 14, 1943 ~ June 13, 2021 (age 77)

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Erskine Venorris Monteith, age 77 of Otto, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday June 13, 2021.

Born in Graham County on August 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Rev. Clyde and Hazel Monteith. Erskine was a faithful man of God; he was a member and deacon of Newman Chapel Baptist Church. There he served as Choir Director for 25 years and he also took great pride in maintaining the grounds of the church. Erskine would deliver fruit baskets for the church at Christmas time. He was a past master of the Junaluskee Masonic Lodge, and a 32nd degree mason, sang in the Layman Quartet and the Witness Quartet. He was also a Boy Scout Leader and coached little league and women’s softball.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Seagle Monteith; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Erskine and Barbara Monteith; grandchildren, Brett Erskine Monteith and Christopher Scott Monteith; step-grandchildren, Ryan Key and Bobby Melzer; sister and brother-in-law, Mib and Bruce Moore; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law; Thelma and Carroll Hyde and Lillian and Roy Tippett.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Newman Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Ledford, Rev. Danny Cannon and Dr. Eddie Seagle officiating. Interment will follow at Newman Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be members of the Junaluskee Masonic Lodge and Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Newman Chapel Baptist Church.

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June 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bryant (Franklin)

Funeral Service
June 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Newman Chapel Baptist Church
60 Mulberry Road
Otto, NC 28763

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