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Daphna Kaye Drish: Wilmington

1954 – 2020

     Daphna Kaye Drish of Wilmington died Friday, Jan. 10, in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.  She was 65.

     Born Nov. 22, 1954 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson Perritte and Ethel Cartrette Perritte.

     She is survived by her husband, John Michael Drish Sr. of the home; one daughter, Dawn Ward and husband Rodney of Tabor City; one son, Michael Nobles and wife Natalie of Tabor City; one step daughter, Rebecca Drish and husband Nick Eady of Wilmington; two step sons, John Michael Drish, Jr. and wife Melanie of Wilmington, and Michael Sel Drish of Wilmington; one brother, Danny Perritte and wife Lisa of Tabor City; one sister, Rachel Norris and husband Charles of Chadbourn; five grandchildren, Donovan Ward, Matthew Nobles, Kaitlyn Ward, Geramie Nobles, and Carter Ward; one great grandchild; four step grandchildren, John Drish III, Whitni Leedy, Selbie Drish and Barrett Drish; and one step great grandchild.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sherry Fowler; and one brother, Frankie Perritte.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral Services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Clarendon Free Will Baptist Church, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.