CASAR-Raiford Franklin Simpson, 76, of 6256 Wards Gap Road, Casar, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his residence.
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Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Mitchell County, Ga., he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Simpson and Emma Lee Simpson.
Mr. Simpson was retired from Breedens Poultry and Egg in Morganton and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Simpson; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalee Pruett Simpson; three sons, Donnie Simpson of Casar, Lloyd Simpson and wife Carrie of Casar, and Raiford Simpson Jr. of Lincolnton; two daughters, Tammy Canipe and husband Jerry of Lawndale, and Martha Jane Demott and husband Tommy of Moultrey, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Miller of Sylvester, Ga., and Benita Simpson of Albany, Ga.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Pisgah Baptist Church, Casar. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.
Officiated By: The Rev. Brad Philbeck
Burial: Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Casar
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 25, 2013