William Lester Cortright

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SOUTHERN PINES — William Lester Cortright, 80, passed on Jan. 20, 2016 at St. Joseph of the Pines Nursing Facility.

A Funeral Mass will be held at noon on Thursday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Raeford. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park at 3:30 p.m.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

Mr. Cortright was born on July 17, 1935 in Elmira, New York to the late Charles and Thelma (Norcott) Cortright. Mr. Cortright served in the U.S. Marines and as a deacon in the Catholic Church. He was an avid reader and cat lover.

Mr. Cortright is survived by his sons William Thomas Cortright and wife Melissa of Garner and Robert John Cortright of Kingsburg, New Jersey, daughter Cheryl Ann Pope and husband Benjamin of Willow Springs, and granddaughter Elizabeth Ellen Pope of Willow Springs.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Ellen and sister Delores.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in memory of William Cortright to the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 6199 Fayetteville Rd., Raeford, NC 28376

Online condolences can be made to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

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425 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-6262
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2016