Neil Horne, age 85, of Richlands died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at his home.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Horne Avery; a sister, Margaret Horne Roberts; and parents, A.D. and Mamie Horne. Mr. Horne was a lifelong farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Community Funeral Home of Beulaville. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Cypress Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Cypress Creek. Interment at Horne Cemetery, Richlands.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Annis Huffman Horne of Richlands; son, Joe Horne and wife Pam of Back Swamp; daughter, June Horne Jones and husband, Milton of Greenville; son-in-law, Donnie Avery and wife Julie; grandchildren, Matthew Jones and wife, Heather of Winterville, Madison Jones of Boone, Heather Rigdon Huffman of Back Swamp, Ross Rigdon of Wilmington, Dr. Jessica Horne of Greenville, Sarah Horne of Raleigh; step-grandsons, Josh and Jason Huffman of Surf City; great-grandchildren, Avery Padgett and Jennifer Jones; sisters, Velma Jenkins of Wallace and Madeline Slater of St. Louis, Mo.
Flowers are welcome and donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Cypress Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 737 Back Swamp Rd., Richlands, NC 28574.
A special thanks to Jennifer, Katie and Amy for their care and devotion to our family during this difficult time.
Condolences may be left online at communityfuneralhomenc.com.
Arrangements by Community Funeral Home of Beulaville.