06/26/05 — JOHN O. ACREE

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John Ogden Acree, 73, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be held 5 p.m. Monday at New Hope United Methodist Church. The Rev. Hunter Preston will officiate. Following the service, friends and family will gather to celebrate John's life at the home of Mike and Cyndi Acree, 155 S. Marion Dr., Goldsboro. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Park.

John was born in Petersburg, Va., and was the son of the late John O. Acree Sr. and the late Ruth Wynn Acree. He was a Korean War veteran and graduated from West Virginia University before pursuing a career in Sales and Marketing. John moved to Goldsboro in 1990 with his wife, Betty, and became an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church, where he served in several positions including Administrative Council Chairman, Pastor Parish Chairman, and choir member.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Reed Acree; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cami Acree of Norfolk, Va., Steve and Mary Acree of Bexley, Ohio, and Mike and Cyndi Acree of Goldsboro; a sister, Jean Bryan of Havelock; five grandchildren, Mitch Acree, Mrs. Cora Acree Proctor, Ellen Acree, Kevin Acree, and Erin Acree; one great-grandson, Austin.

Memorial donations may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 200 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro, where condolences may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on June 26, 2005 10:58 AM