Mary Somerville Muse of Warren County departed this life on Friday, June 28, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. The funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  The Rev. Richard Henderson will deliver the eulogy. 

Ms. Muse leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Evelyn Lavern Evans; one son, Johnnie Ray Henderson; eight grandchildren, Juanita Pittman, Natasha Burwell, Aatif Ryder, Joshua Bellamy, Noah Henderson and Adam Henderson; five great-grandchildren, Tiarah Pittman, Julian Pittman, Tamiah Pittman, NaDaiah Evans and Zion McBeth; her sisters, Jessie Holland, Willie Somerville, Virginia D. Moore, Luna Davis (Meamon),and Jeanetta Henderson (John); along with a host of other relatives and friends.

The body will be on view at Boyd & Royster Funeral Service in Warrenton on Wednesday, July 3, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Online condolences may be made at