Sara Huntley Head

Sara Huntley Head

Sara Huntley Head

March 9, 1925 – April 25, 2019

Wendell – Sara Huntley Head, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday.  She was born in Durham County to the late Algie Gaston & Louise Hodges Huntley. Sara worked with her husband of 50 years Merritt Henley Head, who preceded her in death, at M. H. Head & Son Coal & Oil.  She was a brilliant woman who loved bridge, enjoyed knitting & crocheting.  Sara was a caring woman and helped for many years with Meals on Wheels and with the food pantry at Wendell United Methodist Church.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Al Huntley.

She is survived by her children, Bill Head of the home, Susan Radford (Donald) of Knightdale, grandchildren, Amanda Gore (Jeremy), Nick Radford (Jillian), great grandsons, Jackson & Jennings, nieces, Diane Spell (Arnold) of Durham, Sandy Teasley (Mark) of Durham, & many extend family.

The family wishes to thank both Joyce & Bettye for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wendell United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Memorial service 3 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St. Wendell with visitation from 2-3 prior to the service & other times at her children’s homes. 6


  • Darryl Radford Posted April 28, 2019 9:47 am

    Susan, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a wonderful person and a real angel on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days

  • Bettye Leach Posted April 28, 2019 3:36 pm

    I am truly going to miss my sunshine. Susan and family you will be in my prayers!

  • Sun Chao and Jody Gore Posted April 29, 2019 8:39 am

    We loved Mrs. Sara, She was a sweet lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  • Barbara Sayles Posted April 29, 2019 1:12 pm

    Lowell and I enjoyed many a good game of bridge with Sara! She was fun to play with and had good bridge moves. She was a caring, fun lady!

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