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Obituary -Carlton Alexander



Carlton Alexander, 70, of Southern Pines, and formerly Charlotte and Winston - Salem, passed away at the Moore regional Hospital on Saturday, May 7th.

His funeral will be held at the Rourk Presbyterian Church, 394 Gibson Nursery Rd. Ellerbe, Thursday, 11:30. The family will be greeting friends at the church prior to the service starting at 10:30. Burial will be at the Sardis Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte Friday, 2:00.

Born in Charlotte on August 17, 1945, he was the son of the late William Reid and Jeane Culp Alexander. Mr. Alexander was reared in Charlotte and was a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, class of 1963. After graduation he worked for Duke Power in Charlotte. When he was 20 years old, he married, Betty Moody. Carlton and Betty celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this past August. He also worked as a Manufacturing representative for cabinet companies before starting his own business, “Alexander Cabinets and Counters”. Carlton’s 1st love was his family and friends. His 2nd was his Tennessee Walking horses which he loved both to ride and show.

In addition to his wife, Betty, Mr. Alexander is survived by his sister Joy Lee Eppes and her husband William Ryan Eppes of Asheville and his brother, William E. Alexander, of Waynesville, his sister - in - law, Linda M. Baucom, of Winston - Salem. He was the uncle of Ryan Eppes, Angie and Marty Baucom. He also is survived by his uncle, Robert Culp, of Charlotte and many cousins.

Contributions in Carlton’s memory may be made to: The Rourk Presbyterian Church, c/o Tommy Kennedy, 148 Lakeshore Dr. Rockingham, NC 28379.

His arrangements are as follows:

 

Thursday May 12th

 

Rourk Presbyterian Church

394 Gibson Nursery Rd.

Ellerbe, NC  28338

 

10:30    Visitation

11:30     Service

Lunch

 

Friday May 13th

 

Sardis Presbyterian Church

6100 Sardis Rd.

Charlotte, NC  28270

 

2:00     Graveside Service

 

Visitation after Service


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