Charles Stewart

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Charles Dean Stewart Jr., 83, of Ellerbe, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 07, 2014, at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.

Stewart was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Atlantic City, a son of the late Charles Dean and Ann Hearn Stewart. He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and had served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. For over 25 years he trained race horses and had retired from Richmond County Memorial Park as Sales Manager. Pam Unger's book, "Boogaloo Dancer: The Story of a Racehorse," was written about Charlie's work with Boogaloo Dancer.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Mary Helen Spivey Capps of Ellerbe; sons, Charles Dean Stewart III of Downington, Pa. and David Gregory Stewart of Woodbine, N.J.; two granddaughters; and brother, Richard L. Stewart of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Polk officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will greet friend following the service at the church and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 340, Ellerbe, NC 28338 or to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US Hwy 1 N, Rockingham, NC 28379.

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Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014
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