Pratt A. McInnis - Norman
Pratt Alexander McInnis, 92, of Norman, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at his home.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Alexander and the Rev. Edsel Huffstetler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe and at other times at the home on County Line Road.
Mr. McInnis was born December 19, 1914, in Richmond County, a son of the late John Alexander and Mamie Bolton McInnis. Mr. McInnis was a longtime member of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon for many years and was chairman of the cemetery fund. Following graduation from Ellerbe High School, he began farming. Later, in partnership with his son Danny, they began P.A. McInnis and Son Farm from which he retired in 2000.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Rankin McInnis.
Mr. McInnis is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Lovin and husband, Mac, of Hamlet, and Beth McInnis of Ridgewood, N.J.; a son, Danny McInnis and wife, Glenda, of Norman; grandchildren, Lisa Robinson, Jeffrey Lovin, Mac Lovin, Tracey Novick, Dan McInnis and Kelly Sears; great-grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Alex and McLean Lovin, Trey McInnis, Emily Novick and Jamie Kay Sears; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis Locklear and Elizabeth McInnis of Norman; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Evon Craven, P.O. Box 265, Ellerbe, NC 28338 or to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N US Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterfuneral.net.
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