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Mary Millender Underdown, 79, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids.


Mary was born September 6, 1939, in Franklin County, Florida, a daughter of Jessie Robert and Catherine Floyd Millender.  

She was employed by the US Postal Service for a number of years, and had also worked as a waitress for Horne’s Restaurant.  

Mrs. Underdown was a member of The Little Country Church.

Survivors include her son, Robert M. “Mike” Underdown of Littleton; a granddaughter, Tonya Hasty (Chuck) of Halifax; a great-grandchildren, Karson, Trey and Macie Hasty; brothers, Larry, Gary and Gordon Millender; sisters, Nita Molsbee and Shirley Massey; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband, Jack Underdown; son, Kenny Underdown; and brother, Cliff Millender all preceded Mary in death.

Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, May 17, 2019 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

The funeral service for Mrs. Underdown will be held at 11:00 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel, with pastors Larry Millender, James Jenkins and Jeremy Kobernat presiding.  Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.