Robert Mason "Bobby" DeVane

GARLAND — Robert Mason "Bobby" DeVane, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home in Garland.

Bob was born in Tomahawk, Sampson County, Dec. 16, 1927, son of John Mason and Eula Herring Devane.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural Letter Carrier. He farmed and later managed the DeVane Farm which has been in the family for nearly 300 years.

He was active in the Garland community having served as mayor and president of the Rotary Club.

He served as 2nd vice-president of the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association and helped obtain the Feeder Calf Sale for Sampson when Wayne County stopped it there.

He served on the rural health board for Sampson County for several years.

He graduated Franklin High School and attended Edward Military Institute, UNC and NC State.

He served in Korea for two years, he was drafted into service at the end of WW2 and was on the way to Basic training when the war ended so he was the the first called up of the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and served in many capacities there.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Hamilton DeVane, two children, William Hamilton DeVane and Rachel DeVane Edwards and two grandchildren, Ryan Mason Ahlers and Ryleigh Rains Edwards and several nephews.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m.. Saturday, May 24, at Grace United Methodist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Allen Gibson officiating. The interment will be private. The family requests no flowers, you may contribute to the pavement fund at Grace if you wish.

Visitation will be held at Carter Funeral Home in Garland from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and following the service Saturday in the fellowship hall of Grace United Methodist Church. The interment will be private.

Funeral Home

Carter Funeral Home Inc
111 N Ingold Ave Garland, NC 28441
(910) 529-4001

Published in Bladen Journal from May 15 to May 16, 2014