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Died Aug. 11, 2012

KINSTON -- Theodore "Ted" Dixon Montague Jr., 79, 1904 Stewart Place, went to be with his heavenly father Aug. 11, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after a brave battle from a traumatic fall July 24. He was surrounded by his wife and family.

Ted graduated from Goldsboro High School, and attended the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

He was the advertising director of the Kinston Free Press for 11 years, and held the same position at the Goldsboro News-Argus for several years until he started his own advertising company.

He was an active member of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship and formerly active with the Kinston Hosts Lions Club.

He owned and rode horses in his early years, loved to fish and cared for many a sick or injured animal. He loved watching tennis and spending time with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of the SIU and SICU units at Vidant Medical in Greenville for their loving care during these last days.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We look forward to being reunited in eternity.

Please join us to celebrate his homecoming 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Southwood Christian Church, with pastor Rick Vernon officiating. A private burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Wayne Memorial Park in Goldsboro.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Sue Bostic Montague of the home; a daughter, Susan Montague Coppage and husband, Matthew, of Midlothian, Va.; a son, Teddy Montague of Kinston; a sister, Mary Ruth Northington of New Bern; two grandchildren, Bailey and Courtney Coppage; a niece, Jane Swinson; a nephew, Josh Galloway; and several close cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David George Montague.

The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time and other times at the home.

Flowers are welcome and memorial contributions may be made to Southwood Christian Church, 1027 N.C. 58 South, Kinston, N.C., 28504.

Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on August 14, 2012 1:51 PM