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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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Crime Reports

  • Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Courthouse Wednesday +

    The Moore County Sheriff's Office and Carthage Police Department evacuated the Courthouse in Carthage following a Bomb Threat Wednesday morning. Read More
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Obituaries

  • Rev. John B. McRae of Raeford +

    Rev. John B. McRae, 88, of Raeford, died Friday, May 18, 2018. Read More
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    A Moore County man was airlifted to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle moped accident Monday afternoon outside of Read More
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