Fred E. Flinchum Jr.
Fred Elon Flinchum Jr., 78, of Aberdeen, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the VA hospital in Durham.
A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Southern Pines. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Born in Carthage, he was a son of the late Fred E. and Mary Mills Flinchum.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Fred made his home in Sacramento, Calif., where he was in the insurance business and served as a lieutenant with the County Sheriff’s Department Reserves. He returned to Moore County in later years, became an associate chaplain at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the sanctuary choir. He also enjoyed singing and helping with music at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, in Seven Lakes, and was a member of St. John Masonic Lodge No. 3, in New Bern.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty F. Smith. He is survived by a son, Michael, of Canada; a daughter, Sharon, of California; friend Martha Flinchum, of California; four brothers, Bill (Anne), of Southern Pines, Charles (Joan), of Seven Lakes West, Reid (Connie), of Sneads Ferry, and Russell (Patty) Flinchum, of Burlington; one sister, Kathryn (John) Kinney, of Pinehurst; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 350 E. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.