George W. Mote

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HARRELLS — George W. Mote, 68, of 1944 Mote Rd., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his residence.

He was born May 12, 1946 to the late John W. Mote and Corenia Barnes Mote. He served as a combat engineer in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was the owner of George Mote Blueberry Farms.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie Mote and Johnnie Edward Mote.

George is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dottie Carter Mote; son, George W. Mote Jr., and wife, Jennifer, of Harrells; two daughters, Beverly Mote Pait and husband David Jr., of Bladenboro, and Georgianna "Jodie" Mote of Garland; four brothers, Elmer Mote of Bladenboro, Reuben Mote of Harrells, Allan Mote of Ammon, and Marvin Mote of Harrells. He is also survived by the pride and joy of his life, seven grandchildren, Emily Kaitlyn Mote, David Lant Pait III, Lauren Grace Pait, George Preston Mote, Will Luke Pait, John Phoenix Mote, and Alana Paris Mote.

He will be remembered by his family as a loving father, adoring grandfather and devoted husband. He loved his farm and will be greatly missed by his employees.

The family wishes to thank, Belinda Taylor, Lola Mae Matthis, Velma Bennett, Ralph Simmons, Claudia Mathis, and Liberty Hospice for the compassionate care provided for our family during his last days.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Colly Chapel Church, by the Rev. Jim Woodruff, the Rev. Jimmy Tatum, and the Rev. David Pait Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the George Mote Family Cemetery.

Published in Bladen Journal from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2014
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