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Bruce  Mangum
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Obituary for Bruce Mangum

DURHAM- Bruce Mangum, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Carver Living Center in Durham. He was born and raised in Durham, the son of the late Guthrie and Texie Jacobs Mangum, and the last of 16 siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Sarella Mangum.

Mr. Mangum was a member of Mt. Tabor UMC where he loved assisting with the annual Brunswick stew. He was a retired employee of Earl J. Latta Grading Contractors. He was an avid NASCAR and Duke Blue Devil fan who loved being outside and gardening.

Mr. Mangum is survived by sons, Tim Mangum (LuAnn) of Winston Salem, Tony Mangum (Lisa) of Durham; 5 grandchildren, Jason (Stacey), Brandy (Brian), Jennifer, Jessica (Dustin), Jana (Andrew); and 4 great grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Carsyn, and Owen.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 17th at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church with Rev. Norma Walters Roberts and Pastor Mike Conner officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will include Bernard Day, Allan Bowling, Danny Tackett, Jason Mangum, Bradley Hopkins, and Tommy Oakley. Honorary Pallbearers will include Walter Glenn, Wade Tilley, Greg Glenn, Merle Williams, Larry Vaughn, George Crabtree, Robert Whicker, Milton Roberts, Lenny Weaver, Charlie Hill and The Hardee’s Breakfast Club. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Thursday, March 16th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Tabor Cemetery Fund; 4304 Bahama Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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2:00 PM
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church

4304 Bahama Rd.
Rougemont, NC 27572

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Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery

4304 Bahama Rd.
Rougemont, NC 27572


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