Mr. Harold Edward "Ed" Alexander

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BURLINGTON - Mr. Harold Edward "Ed" Alexander, 87, of 1627 Wycliff Court, Burlington, died at his residence on Friday, June 8, 2012.
He was born in Statesville, N.C., son of the late Eugene Alexander and Alma Bost Alexander.
Longtime active in the religious, business and civic life of the community, he was a deacon, elder, and choir member in the First Presbyterian Church. His business career was in the textile industry initially working with Burlington Industries, Webco Mills, and Dan River Inc. He then founded and served as President of Ed Alexander Fabrics Inc.
In civic life, Ed served on the Board of Directors of Alamance County Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, YMCA, Salvation Army, United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Alamance Country Club and was a member and past President of the Burlington Kiwanis Club. He was named Alamance County Citizen of the Year in 1974.
He served in the Naval Air Corps in World War II and was a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Anderson Alexander; his daughter, Jane A. Freeman and husband Allen of Crozet, Va.; his son, Richard E. "Rick" Alexander and wife Nancy of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Alexander Freeman of Boston, Mass., John Edward Freeman of Charlottesville, Va. and William Edward Alexander of Lake in the Hills, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Gail Alexander; and two brothers, Carroll Alexander and Allen Alexander.
The funeral service will be conducted at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Norman Whitney. A reception will follow the service in the John Knox Room at the church. The body will remain at Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington until noon on Sunday, June 10.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 508 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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Published in from June 8 to June 9, 2012
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