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Al Carson died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center.

Al loved large! He loved his family, especially all the females that came with his marriage to Betsy, in 1998. He dearly loved Durham, and his 32 years covering Sports, and Food and Features at The Herald Sun Newspapers, before it was sold to Paxton in 2005. He loved Oxford, and the The Oxford Public Ledger, which he edited for 8 years.

Al was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, son of Daisy Tatum Carson and John Royal Carson, Jr. He graduated from East Carolina University. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Wood Carson, acquired children, William Brady Hill (Tiffany), Nancy Bryson Evans (John), and Elizabeth Logan Thomas (Dimitri, “K”), grandchildren Parker Bryson Carnahan, Addie Ashton Thomas, Ellen Carson Carnahan, Gram Thomas, Demere Thomas, Hana Hill, and brothers Mark Carson, David Carson, and John Carson.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the E.K. Powe Elementary School’s family emergency fund. “EK Powe PTA” (memo-Family Emergency Fund, Al Carson), 913 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705.

Please join us for a Celebration of Al’s Life at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe on the American Tobacco Campus, 280 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC, Saturday, September 8, 12:30 to 3:30. A private family service will be held at a later date.


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Memorial Contribution

EK Powe Elementary School

PTA Family Emergency Fund (Al Carson) 913 9th St., Durham, NC 27705
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