Aberdeen, NC


Audrey Mitchell Tedder DeLong, 83, of Aberdeen passed away on January 24, 2017 in Summerville, SC.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:15 pm followed by funeral services officiated by the Reverend Mike Branscome at 2:30 pm Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Powell Funeral Home & Crematory, 160 E. New Hampshire Ave. Southern Pines, NC 28387


Burial will take place after the funeral service at Bethesda Cemetery, Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, NC 28315


Audrey was born in Fairmont, NC to Clarence Lee and Margaret Belle Mitchell Tedder on September 7, 1933. She went to Fairmont High School and upon graduation attended the Raleigh Secretary School in Raleigh, NC. She was a devoted wife to Walter Hatcher DeLong, a Danville Virginia native. They married in Fairmont NC and settled in Aberdeen, NC, where she worked as an Administrative Secretary for the NC Department of Transportation's Division of Highways. She was passionate about her profession and returned to work for some time after her retirement in 1997. She was involved for a time in the Garden Club and enjoyed floral arranging and other activities.


She was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Belle Tedder and brothers, John C.Tedder, Byron Lee Tedder and William Charles Tedder


She is survived by her sons, James Alan DeLong and wife Sim Lee of Eldorado, NC and Walter Hatcher DeLong Jr. and wife Mary Ellen of Summerville, SC; Brothers C.L. Tedder and wife Bobbie of Holly Springs, NC, Donald Tedder and wife Faye of Clemmons, NC, and Randall Tedder of Fairmont, NC. Her grandchildren, Joshua DeLong and wife Ashley, Kalan Horn, Bridgette Alexandria, Jacob DeLong, Nathan DeLong and wife Allison, Matthew DeLong, Joanna DeLong, Elizabeth DeLong and Maria DeLong; Great Grandchildren, Riley and Andie Horn.


Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines, NC is assisting the family.


Online condolences at PinesFunerals.com





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  1. I am sorry to learn of the passing of Audrey. She was a dear friend during my tenure at the Department of Transportation. My prayers and thoughts are with the family that God’s loving grace will surround you.

  2. Wallie, Alan and family,

    I am so very saddened to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. I worked with her at DOT in Aberdeen. She was my supervisor and taught me so much. I respected her, as she had a wonderful work ethic and was very dedicate

  3. God understands your loss and he will listen to your prayer and pay attention to your pleas for help. In the days of your distress, he will answer you. (Psalms 86:6-7) Your family and friends have my deepest condolences

  4. Audrey was a Great Lady and a good friend; a true Class Act. I enjoyed working with her at NCDOT. I learned a lot from her.

    To her family I send my condolences.

  5. Alan & Wally, So sorry for you loss. I have so many good memories growing up of Audrey. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Alan and Wally, and Family,

    I am sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She was always a good friend to my mother and our family. I know that she was very special to you and send my prayers for your family.

    In remembrance wit

  7. Hello Alan and Wally,

    We were so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have thought of her often and wondered how she was faring since she moved. We hope all is well with you both and with your families. We enjoyed being your neighbors for all those

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