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July 25, 2014

Clarke Mourns the Loss of Doris Blevins

July 25, 2014—We were very sad to learn that Doris Blevins, a beloved member of the Clarke family, passed away this week at her home in North Carolina. Doris taught at Clarke for 38 years. She and her husband Bill Blevins (former Clarke Headmaster), raised their three daughters across the street from Bell Hall in Northampton and were at the very heart of Clarke's close community. This is a great loss and on behalf of Northampton staff and alumni, we extend our deep condolences to the entire family. Doris' obituary from The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City, NC, which includes funeral arrangements, is below.

Doris Blevins

Doris Edwards Blevins, 85, of 111 Quail Run, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 21, 2014 at her residence. A native of Johnston County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Maynard Edwards and Ruby Whitley Edwards and for fifty-eight years the wife of Dr. Billy Gene Blevins of the residence. She was a graduate of East Carolina University. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and had been a dietician for the NC School for the Deaf and Mars Hill College and taught for thirty-eight years at the Clarke School for the Deaf in MA. She was a strong supporter of the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and her church.

Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Darla Carroll and husband Robert of Chesapeake, VA, Mary Beth Birlin of Austin, TX, and Kristin Beyer and husband Jay of New Bern, NC; and three grandchildren, Logan Nicole Beyer, Jackson Blevins Beyer, and Julianna Grace Birlin.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, or Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Blevins family. You may express condolences to the family by visit.