Mr. Averitte was a teacher for the Cumberland County Schools for more than 30 years and currently taught at Flora MacDonald Academy.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Peter Belec. A graveside service was conducted at 3:30 p.m. at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh.
Mr. Averitte is survived by a son, Don R. Averitte Jr. of Raleigh; a daughter, Cynthia A. Boyles of Red Springs; six sisters, Kathleen Beasley, Louvania Teague, Eleanor Byrd and Lee Goetz, all of Fayetteville, Dorothy Saxton of Tennessee and Addie Wingate of Georgia; two brothers, Dan Averitte of Fayetteville and Robert Averitte of Parkton; and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Robeson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, September 11 National Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 1945, Lumberton, NC 28359.