03/16/04 — ERNEST TAYLOR JR.

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FAISON -- Ernest Ashby Taylor Jr., 90, died Monday at Guardian Care in Kenansville.

A native of Duplin County, he was the son of the late Ernest Taylor Sr. and Nanette Garber Taylor and was married to the late Rita Mae Taylor. Mr. Taylor retired as a mechanic and land clearer for his company, Ernest Taylor Construction. An avid fisherman and lover of pets, he was a charter member of Faison United Methodist Church and was the first Fire Chief for the Faison Fire Department.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Faison United Methodist Church with Rev. Chad Pullen officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his daughter, Verna Taylor of Faison; his granddaughter, Amy McCallum; his great-granddaughters, Kirby McCallum and Leah McCallum; his caregivers, Edna Conyers and Sandra Torrans; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Merle Strowd and Maxine Taylor; his grandson, William Christopher Kalmar; and his great-grandson, Christopher Grey McCallum.

Members of the Faison Fire Department and Rescue Squad will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to the Faison United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 417, Faison, N.C., 28341; or to the Faison Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box 758, Faison, NC 28341.

The family will receive friends today from 7 until 9 p.m.


Published in Obituaries on March 16, 2004 1:42 PM