11/05/12 — RELMA D. HARGROVE

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Aug. 21, 1934 Nov. 4, 2012

CALYPSO -- Mr. Relma D. Hargrove, 78, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 4, at his home.

He was the son of the late Norman and Ava Gautier Hargrove, and was the youngest amongst eight brothers and sisters.

After high school graduation, employment began at DuPont Co. in Kinston.

In 1972, he graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in its second graduating class of physician's assistants, becoming the first such person in Wayne and Duplin County areas.

His medical career spanned service in the medical practices of Drs. Hervy Kornegay Sr. and Robert Shackelford, and later in the office of Dr. James R. Lambert.

He enjoyed his farming ventures and his ability to "tinker" on most anything.

Mr. Hargrove is survived by his two sons, Don Hargrove of Mount Olive and Jeff Hargrove of Wallace and his two grandsons, Andrew Hargrove and Jacob Hargrove also of Wallace.

Along with his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hildagarde Coker Hargrove; a daughter-in-law, Linda Horne Hargrove; and an infant granddaughter, Savannah Claire Hargrove.

Funeral services will be held by the graveside at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive, and will be officiated by the Rev. Paul Rose.

Friends and family are being received at the Don Hargrove residence at 402 Smith Chapel Road, Mount Olive.

Flowers are welcome, while memorial gifts are suggested to be made to Duke Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, N.C., 27710.

A Tyndall service of Mount Olive.


Published in Obituaries on November 5, 2012 1:50 PM