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Died Dec. 18, 2005

GREENVILLE -- Robert Alton "R.A." McLawhorn Jr., 78, died Sunday.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.

A native and lifelong resident of the Bell Arthur community of Pitt County, McLawhorn served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Allen Implement Co. for a number of years and for Tucker Farms until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of American Legion Post 39 and Arthur Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Spain McLawhorn; two sons, Robert A. McLawhorn III and wife, Edna, of Greenville, and David Michael McLawhorn and wife, Vida, of Farmville; a daughter, Cindy M. Umstead and husband, Chuck, of Goldsboro, six grandchildren, Melissa McLawhorn, Robyn McLawhorn, David Michael McLawhorn Jr., Ashleigh Deal, Emily Deal and Charlie Umstead; a great-granddaughter, Brynne Hayes McLawhorn; a brother, Weldon Earl McLawhorn and wife, Hilda, of Washington; and a sister, Franchion Mason and husband, Les, of Topsail Beach.

The family will receive friends and relatives tonight from 7 to 9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home of Greenville.

Memorials may be made to the Arthur Christian Church building fund, P.O. Box 579, Bell Arthur, NC, 27811, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, 27534.


Published in Obituaries on December 20, 2005 1:55 PM