Julian C. Priest
Julian Clem Priest, 87, passed Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Liberty Hospice House, in Sanford.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church, in Laurinburg. The family will receive friends and family at the home of Edna and Buddy Hedgepeth at 17600 Fieldcrest Road, Laurinburg, between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, March 8.
Mr. Priest was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Lee County, to the late Wade Hampton Priest and Mary Liza (Loposay) Priest. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army in Germany and France.
Mr. Priest was preceded in death in 1995 by his wife of 45 years, Mary Elizabeth Beasley Priest. Also preceding him were three brothers, James Priest, Wade Hampton Priest Jr. and John Wayne Priest; a sister, Mae Stone; and a grandson, Clarence Kevin Priest.
He is survived by a son, Larry Priest Sr. and wife, Trina, of Newport; a daughter, Delores Beasley and fiance, Ray Scott, of Laurinburg; two sisters, Minnie Cook and husband, Luther, of Holden Beach, and Edna Hedgepeth and husband, Buddy, of Laurinburg; three grandchildren, Larry Priest Jr., Melissa Poole and April Garner; eight great-grandchildren, Larry Priest III, Thomas Hogan Jr., Mason Hogan, Grace Poole, Hunter Priest, Megan Garner, Matthew Garner and McKenzie Garner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Hospice Service of Lee County, 1005 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27330. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.