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Ray Noble Sears Sr.

December 21, 1940 - April 30, 2013
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Ray Noble Sears, Sr., age 72, of Winton, NC formerly of Marion, NC died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Wake Med Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. He was born December 21, 1940 in McDowell County, NC to the late Charlie Faucette and Irene Johnson Sears. He was a loving and devoted father. Mr. Sears was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart. He was also a retired School Teacher of more than 30 years and was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Foster. Surviving Mr. Sears are one son, Ray Noel Sears of Kinston,...
Ray Noble Sears, Sr., age 72, of Winton, NC formerly of Marion, NC died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Wake Med Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC.

He was born December 21, 1940 in McDowell County, NC to the late Charlie Faucette and Irene Johnson Sears. He was a loving and devoted father. Mr. Sears was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart. He was also a retired School Teacher of more than 30 years and was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Foster.

Surviving Mr. Sears are one son, Ray Noel Sears of Kinston, NC; two daughters, Leslie Sears Jones and husband, Andre and Claudette Taylor all of Raleigh, NC; three grandsons, Deondre Taylor, Brandon Taylor and "Lil Dre" Stevenson; one aunt, Barbara Conley; several siblings; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at McDowell Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

All other times the family will gather at the residence of Barbara Conley – 61 Woodlawn St. Marion, NC.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Sears family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com

"Words can not express the deepest sympathy I feel from learning of Mr. Sears passing. He was a passionate and warm person. We were very close and shared a..." Linda Chamblee-Flythe (Covington, GA)

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