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Uncle Gene

Eugene  “Gene” Coker 81, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018  at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018  at Needhams Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Pastor D J Harry and the Reverend Arnold Comer officiating, burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

Gene was native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Air Force for 4 years. Gene worked many years as an electrician and retired from Townsend Farms.  Gene served the community as a member of the Robbins Rescue Squad.  He enjoyed working with his cows and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a son of the late Ralph and Lena McCaskill Coker and was preceded in death by sister: Shirley Coker Mashburn; brother: Farrell Coker.

Gene is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Yow Coker; daughters: Mia Thompson and husband Joe; Melanie McNeill and husband Richard; grandchildren: Ivey and Jantzen McNeill, Grant and Gavin Thompson, Dustin and Clay Perry; sister: Gail Haworth and husband Brooks;   many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Needhams Grove Baptist Church and at other times at the home

Memorial may be made to Needhams Grove Church, Building Fund, 359 Needhams Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.

Kennedy Funeral home is honored to serve the Coker family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

 

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  • Chamber Members Can Learn How To Have A “Connected Home” At Free Device Workshop Coming February 23rd +

    Aberdeen, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Whether Moore County residents are away from home during the work day or traveling, Read More
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Crime Reports

  • More Than 70 Tickets Written In Hoke County Speed Enforcement Friday +

    The Raeford Police Department hosted a speeding enforcement operation Friday in Hoke County. Read More
  • Hoke Man Charged With Robbery With Dangerous Weapon +

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  • Sheriff Neil Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Man After Fleeing To Elude Arrest +

    Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the apprehension of Gregory Lawrence Alston after he attempted to flee from law enforcement to elude Read More
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  • Ms. Kathleen Edith Phillips Obituary +

    Ms. Kathleen Edith Phillips, 90, of Bennett, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Read More
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  • One Injured In Single Vehicle Linden Road Accident Thursday +

    One person was injured and the roadway was completely blocked after a single vehicle accident Thursday evening outside of Pinehurst. Read More
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    Traffic on NC Highway 5 in Aberdeen may experience some delays Tuesday afternoon and early evening after a train car Read More
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