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Thursday, April 19, 2012

G. Raz Autry

G. Raz Autry, Jr. of 290 Fairway Lane died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst at the age of 85.
He was born in Harnett County, NC on January 9, 1927 to the late George Raz Autry, Sr. and Bertie Lee. He was an active member of Raeford United Methodist Church. He served in the US Navy and the US Marines during WWII. He graduated from East Carolina Teachers College.
Survivors include his wife, Ireni T. Autry of Raeford; a son, George Raz Autry, III "Skip" and wife Pandy of Fayetteville; four brothers, Corbit Autry and wife Frances of Raeford, Charles Autry and wife Jessie of Greenville; Wallace Autry and wife Edna of Dunn, and Ret Col. Jerry Autry and wife Jackie of San Francisco; three grandchildren, Lindsay Autry of West Palm Beach, Florida, Jackson R. Autry of Astoria, New York, and Samantha Autry of New York, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Raeford Cemetery with Chaplain Jerry Autry and the Rev. Adolph Smith officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at Raeford United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall following the service.
In liue of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hoke County Board of Education, Raz Autry Scholarship Fund, C/O Wanna Chavis, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, NC 28376.
Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376.