FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Brent Mortensen, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Durham University Medical Center Mr. Mortensen was born Aug. 8, 1937, in New Haven County, Conn., to the late Fredrick and Evelyn Anderson Mortensen. He retired from the U.S. Army and then worked for the civil service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Hammonds Mortensen. Surviving Mr. Mortensen are a son, Richard Lee Mortensen of Fayetteville; daughter, Diana Beasley of Hope Mills; two sisters, Betty Horan of Clairmont, Fla., and Judy Roberts of Naugatuck, Conn.; four grandchildren, Brianna Mortensen, Timothy Coffman, Kristina Countryman and Matthew Coffman; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Walton and Isaac Norton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road in Fayetteville. A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Walstone Memorial Baptist Church, 260 Walstone Road in Fayetteville, with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating. Arrangements for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Online Condolences may be made at lafayettefh.com.
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Published in Fayetteville Observer on Jan. 3, 2013