First Posted: 12/11/2009
MOUNT AIRY Ulius Washington Poindexter, 84, of Mount Airy, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mr. Poindexter was born in Yadkin County on May 18, 1925, to the late Posy and Alice Caudle Poindexter. Mr. Poindexter worked as a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Poindexter is survived by his wife, Nannie Tilley Poindexter; one son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Angelia Poindexter of Indiana; five daughters and sons-in-law, Eula Mae Greer of Taylorsville and fiance Jesse Summerlin, Helen and Donald Cranfill of Mocksville, Virginia and Chris Carson of Mount Airy, Patricia France special caretaker of Mount Airy and Faye Poindexter and fiance Johnny Wright; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, William Poindexter of Boonville; and two sisters, Flosse Wright of Pinnacle and Alma Brock of Boonville. Mr. Poindexter was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Alice Louise and Martha Ann Poindexter; one son, Rickey Lee Poindexter; four brothers; and one sister. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Bro. Don Collins officiating. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Surry County Home Health Agency, 1218 State St., Ste. 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain is assisting the Poindexter family.