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Friday, June 10, 2016

Dr. Robert "Bob" Nelson

On June 7, 2016, Dr. Robert Allen Nelson passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hospice Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. 
He was born in Mooresville, North Carolina on April 18, 1931 to Ethel and William Fletcher Nelson. He was the youngest of three brothers, William ("Bill"), Eugene ("Gene") and Bob. He was married to Dorothy Louise Byers of Rutherford County, in 1954 and they remained married until her death in 2011. They had one child, Allen William Nelson, of Atlanta . 
"Dr. Bob," as he was fondly known, graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 1953 and received his doctorate in education from Duke University in 1967. He was a classroom teacher and then served as the superintendent of schools for Morganton, Alamance County and Hoke County in North Carolina for more than 25 years, touching the lives of coworkers and students alike as an incredibly compassionate administrator. After the death of his life-long love, Dot, in 2011, he moved from Raeford to Atlanta, where he spent the remainder of his life enjoying his family and his innumerable friends, as he had done throughout his life. Wherever he went, he was known for his unending patience, gentle spirit, and unconditional love. 
He is survived by his son, Allen, and his two grandchildren, Katherine Byers ("Katie") and Robert Edward ("Teddy"), both of Atlanta.  
A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta on July 9, at 2 p.m. This will be a celebration of his life and will be followed by a reception at a location to be determined. The family will provide further information about remembrances when they provide details about the memorial service in Atlanta. A memorial in Raeford is also being planned for later in the Summer. Friends and family are welcome to any and all celebrations of Bob's life.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Louise R. Love

Louise Rogers Love of 1861 Gainey Road Raeford died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at her home at the age of 90.

She was born December 24, 1925 in Marlboro County South Carolina to the late Arthur Rogers and Eliza Faulk Rogers. She was employed with Southern Bell for 30 years and was a prominent farmer in Hoke County. Throughout her life, she volunteered and served her community by serving in the capacity as registrar for the Hoke County Board of Elections and registrar for the Hoke County Tax Listing. She was an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and was bestowed with an Honorary Life Membership. In the church, she served in many capacities including as a member of the Pastor Church Committee, and Nominating Committee, and as a Sunday School Teacher. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Prentiss Jennings "P.J." Walters and Daniel Julian Love.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Walters (Valerie), and Benny Walters, and a daughter, Susan Hester, all of Raeford; a brother, "Buck" Rogers (Ruby Mae) of Springs Mills; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great -great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sanders Read and Pastor James Wilhide officiating.

Burial will be at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 2128 Raeford, NC 28376

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