Rex Main

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ASH — Rex Nelson Main, 98, of Ash, died peacefully on Aug. 19, 2014 in the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Bolivia.

Born in Stokesbury, Mo. on Dec. 10, 1915, he was one of 11 children of Benjamin Arthur and Bessie Elizabeth White Main. He was a retired farmer and U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII in the European theater.

Mr. Main was baptized in January of 1955 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his faith as well as his ability to bake the best sour cream pound cake in North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lennie N. Smith Main, a son-in-law, Richard Guin and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sager. He was the last of his siblings.

Survivors include his son, Robert Rex Main and wife Mary of Leland; a daughter, Judy Carol Main Guin of Laurinburg,; grandchildren, Dana Randolph, Lara Green, Rebecca Main, Daniel Guin, Tanya Cunningham and Michael Cunningham; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte by Elder Harvey Gene Clifton, Jr. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery in Ash.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Private online condolences may be sent to the family at

Brunswick Funeral Service of Shallotte is serving the family.

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Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC 28459
(910) 754-6363
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2014
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