First Posted: 12/17/2013

Donald Eugene “Donnie” Cummins Sr., 67, of 1292 Boyd Lake Road, Hamlet, N.C., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

He was born in Richmond County, July 31, 1946, son of Dallas Oral Cummins and Margaret Capel Cummins.

Cummins was a member of Roberdel Baptist Church and was retired from Owens Illinois. He was known as “Papa Don” to numerous children. Any child that came along he loved; as he loved kids, dogs and hunting!

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Nason Cummins of the home; daughter, Candi C. Elvis and husband Keith of Rockingham; sons, Donald E. “Gene” Cummins Jr. and wife Ferre of Rockingham, Wayne Wright and wife Lisa of Rockingham, Kevin Wright and wife Martha of Buchanan, Va. and Tim Wright and wife Garie Ann of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Larry Dallas Cummins and wife Sherrie of Liberty and Jimmy Ray Cummins of Ga; 8 grandchildren, Megan Johnson and husband Josh, Hunter Elvis, Haylee Cook and husband Johnny, Kelly Chavis, Andrew Wright, and Ian, Ella and Isaiah Wright; and 3 great-grandchildren; Dallas and Dalton Johnson and Jolee Mae Cook.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Harrington Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Roberdel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernie Walters officiating. Entombment will follow at Richmond Memorial Park Mausoleum.

For those that wish, memorials may be made in his memory to Roberdel Baptist Church, 1118 Richmond Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.