Robert DeVane

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Robert "Bobby" DeVane, 86

GARLAND —Mr. 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, the 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; two grandchildren, Ryan Mason Ahlers and Ryleigh Rains Edwards; and several nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Grace United Methodist Church in Clinton with the Rev. Mr. Allen Gibson officiating. The interment will be private.

The family request no flowers and 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 and following the service Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of Grace United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at

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Carter Funeral Home Inc
111 N Ingold Ave
Garland, NC 28441
(910) 529-4001
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Published in The Sampson Independent from May 15 to May 17, 2014
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