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DURHAM: Richard Eugene Southerland of 1408 Mason Rd. in Durham, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at his residence. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Southerland was born in the Bahama area of Durham county of May 18, 1931, the son of the late Sam and Minnie Bowen Southerland. He graduated from Mangum High School in 1949, and retired from GTE. He was a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Bahama.
Mr. Southerland is survived by son, John Holt Southerland of Newnan, GA.; sisters, Dorothy Leonard, Margaret Peeler; and brother, Phillip “Pete” Southerland. In addition to his parents, Mr. Southerland was predeceased by grandson, Eric Southerland; sisters, Iris Bryant, Becky Rummelt, Etoile Fitzgerald, Hannah Braswell, Sammy Watson, and Carolyn Britt.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday February 26, 2017 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bahama with Dr. Robert Simpson officiating.
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1605 Bahama Rd
Bahama, NC 27503