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Died April 2, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE -- Marion Brooks Person, 84, of 1606 Gilmore St., passed away Friday at the VA Medical Center.

The family will receive visitors from 5 until 6:45 p.m. Monday at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Evans officiating.

He was born in Cumberland County to the late Jerome Carl and Mittie Odom Person. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the US Army with the 424th Infantry of the 106th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a lifelong member of Massey Hill Baptist Church. He retired from the Department of Human Resources with the state of N.C. and was the former clerk of Superior Court of Cumberland County.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Bryant Person.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Kathryn L. Person of Fayetteville; two sons, Jerome K. Person of Fayetteville and Jimmy B. Person of Goldsboro; his foster son, Homer K. Sadler of Hope Mills; his brother, Carlton Person of Fayette-ville; five grandchildren, Michael Burriss of Raleigh, Jennifer B. Grady of Fayetteville, J. Brooks Person of Greenville, Brian A. Person of Winston-Salem and J.N. Shivar Person of Greenville; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Massey Hill Baptist Church, 1027 Southern Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28306-1791 or one's favorite charity.

Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on April 4, 2010 7:55 AM