LA GRANGE - Alton Ray Killette Sr., 77, of La Grange, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. Ray was born September 8, 1934 in Wayne County to the late Gilbert and Hepsie Parks Killette. He was preceded in death by a son, Alton Ray Killette, Jr.; grandson, Alton Brian Killette; son-in-law, Mike Lanier; and four siblings, Mary Rachel Smith, Elizabeth Phipps, Reece Killette and Wayne Killette. Ray loved the land, farming and was a former recipient of the Lenoir County Young Farmer Of The Year award. He was a member of Community Baptist Church and formerly worked at Kennedy Home as Food Service Director. He served his community as a Lenoir County Magistrate and served on the Lenoir County Board Of Education. Ray enjoyed Southern Gospel music and fishing. A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home Rev. Jeremy Varner, Rev. Norman Davis and Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Brenda Head Killette; son, Brian Gilbert Killette and wife, Amanda of La Grange; daughter, Paige Killette Lanier of Snow Hill; two grandchildren, Mahala Killette and Megan Lanier; and three brothers, James Earlon Killette of Dudley, Robie Killette and Morris "Tom" Killette, both of La Grange. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, La Grange, NC 28551 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from June 30 to July 4, 2012