Raiford Baxley

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WAGRAM — Raiford D. Baxley, Jr., 75, of Wagram, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

He was born in Washington, NC on December 29, 1941. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Nealy Baxley, and his parents, Raiford D. Baxley, Sr. and Helen Louise Tuten Reynolds (Baxley).

Raiford had many skills. He was an expert large and small engine mechanic and a knowledgeable employee of Scotland Hardware for many years. He was a talented musician and known in the area as an accomplished fiddle player of old-time and square dance music. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Misty Lynn Collins (Jimmy) of Wagram; sister, Dr. Mary John Baxley of Greensboro; brothers, Douglas W. Baxley (Dianne) of Shallotte; John R. Baxley (Jane) of San Diego, Calif.; and sisters, Rebecca A. Reynolds and Sue D. Reynolds both of San Diego, Calif.

A graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wagram, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wagram Church of God, PO Box 491, Wagram, NC 28396 or to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2017
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