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FREMONT -- William David Claiborne Sr., 75, formerly of Fremont, died Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center.

A native of Clarksville, Va., he was the son of the late Charlie Claiborne and Beadie C. Claiborne and was married to the late Jean Speed Claiborne.

Mr. Claiborne was a retired civil engineer with the United States Air Force and was a member of Fremont Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Hettie Lou Gallagher, and her husband, Jim, of Goldsboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, William D. Claiborne Jr. and wife, Nola, of Pikeville and Benjamin C. Claiborne and wife, Christine, of Pikeville; one brother, Lawrence Claiborne of Clarksville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Lauren Claiborne, Morgan Wilson, Christian Claiborne, Carlin Claiborne, Miles Claiborne, Benjamin Sasser and Jonathan Sasser; and two great-grandchildren, Eli Sasser and Emma Jean Wilson

A graveside service with full military honors will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, N. C., with Pastor Powell Dew officiating.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Seymour Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Claiborne, 101 Wayne Court, Pikeville.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to Fremont Missionary Baptist Church, 300 E. Carolina St., Fremont, N.C., 27830.


Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2004 1:49 PM