Sunday, July 15, 2012
By Obit Clerk
Funeral services for Bernice Brown, 68, of Thomson, Ga., will be held on Thurs., July 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. at House of God Church of God In Christ of Thomson. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery of Thomson.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.
Mark F. Kuntzman
Rev. Mark F. Kuntzman, 60, of Grovetown, Ga., husband of Linda Kuntzman, passed away on July 7, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Wed., July 11, at Life Center Church in Evans, Ga. Burial will be held on Fri., July 13, in Boonville, Ind.
Starling Funeral Home of Harlem, Ga. handled the arrangements.
Harriet Hodgin McFadyen
Harriet Hodgin McFadyen, of Raeford, N.C., died on Tues., July 10, 2012, after a long illness. She was 98 years old.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thurs., July 12, at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford, N.C. 28376.
A funeral service will be held on Fri., July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Raeford Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael McGehee and the Reverend James Braden officiating. Interment will follow in the City of Raeford Cemetery.
Mrs. McFadyen was the daughter of John Angus and Harriet Conoly Hodgin and was born in her family home in the Antioch community of Hoke County on October 6, 1913. She graduated from Hoke County High School and in 1934 graduated from Flora MacDonald College. She then began her teaching career in North Carolina schools during the depression.
On June 21, 1946, she married Duncan B. McFadyen, Jr. in Greensboro, N.C. and they made their home in Raeford, where they raised their three sons.
After her marriage, she transferred her church membership from the Antioch Presbyterian Church to the Raeford Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for more than 60 years. As long as her health permitted, she was an active, loyal member serving the church as a Bible Circle Leader, as a Sunday School Teacher of adults and young people, and in numerous positions in the Women of the Church, later renamed the Presbyterian Women. In recognition of her many years of faithful service, she was awarded a life membership by the Presbyterian Women.
Mrs. McFadyen was also active in civic affairs and was for many years a member of the Arts and Public Affairs Department of the Women’s Club in Raeford.
After her youngest son began school, she returned to teaching. She resumed her career teaching North Carolina history and later English to eighth graders. She was a truly professional teacher wholly dedicated to fulfilling her responsibilities to her students and was much respected for her teaching ability. After teaching for more than 30 years, she began her retirement. In her honor, the school established the “Harriet McFadyen Citizenship Award” which for a number of years after her retirement was presented to an outstanding eighth grader.
Mrs. McFadyen’s love and devotion for her family, her faith to her church, her loyalty to her friends and her many acts of kindness to those in need will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and all her siblings. She is survived by her sons, Duncan B. McFadyen III of Raeford, George Hodgin McFadyen and his wife Anne of Pinetops, N.C., and James Laurence McFadyen and his wife Susan of Thomson, Ga.; four grandchildren, James Scott McFadyen and John Robert McFadyen of Tarboro, N.C., Martha McFadyen Scott and husband Winfield of Lewisville, Ga., and Mary Kathryn McFadyen Land and husband Jared of Thomson, Ga.; three great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Frances McFadyen McCreery and husband Robert of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Willa McFadyen Lindsay of Southern Pines, N.C., and Louise B. McFadyen, the widow of her brother-in-law, Lewis McFadyen, of Red Springs, N.C.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ruth Anne Warren whose friendship and loyalty were deeply appreciated by Mrs. McFadyen.
The family expresses its deepest appreciation to Mrs. McFadyen’s caregivers including Mary Smith, Julia “Peggy” Hamilton, Sarah Gray and a number of others employed during the last nine years. The care, love, loyalty and devotion they provided allowed her to remain in her home where she was most comfortable during her illness.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Raeford Presbyterian Church: Building Fund, 128 West Edinborough Ave., Raeford, N.C. 28376.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.
George E. Prescott
George Elliott Prescott, 72, of Stapleton, Ga., husband of Norma Faith Clark Prescott, passed away on Wed., July 11, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Fri., July 13, at James Funeral Home Chapel in Wrens, Ga. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera, Ga.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thurs., July 12.
Kay E. Pruitt
Kay Elizabeth Pruitt, 57, of Gibson, Ga., wife of Pace B. Pruitt, entered into rest on Fri., July 6, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Fri., July 13, at Platt's Belair Road Chapel.
Platt's Funeral Home of Augusta, Ga. is handling the arrangements.
To get these obituaries in print, see the Sun., July 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.