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Cypress Presbyterian Church
Saturday March 30th, 2019
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Poplar Springs United Methodist Church
Sunday March 31st, 2019

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Lex B Hunter

Lex Benjamin Hunter, 99 of Sanford passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church in Sanford. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

 Mr. Hunter is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda H. Hunter; parents Joseph Stanford Hunter and Janie Blanche Berryman Hunter; brothers Rupert Hunter, Edgar Hunter, Royce Hunter, and sister Cecil Johnson.

 Lex was born on August 13, 1919 and the youngest in his family.  He was a loving brother, husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa.  Mr. Hunter will always be remembered for his outstanding personality and work ethic, having a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eyes, and his nickname of “Bunny Boy.” He loved his family, work, and music. Lex always regretted not being able to play an instrument but he did love to sing and dance; his spirit was endearing.  He loved baseball and telling stories.  He loved being outside on his tractor.  Mr. Hunter was a member of Poplar Springs United Methodist Church, where he was baptized, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a farmer, and a tobacco auctioneer for many years.

 Mr. Hunter is survived by his daughter, Wanda Hunter Harrington of Sanford; son, Dr. Robert Merrill Hunter and wife Marilyn of Raleigh; grandchildren: Kathryn H. Cecil (Sean P.) of Raleigh; Christopher T. Hunter MD (Janel D. Hunter MD) of Winston Salem; Matthew R. Hunter (Laura B.) of Durham; Julianna H. Underwood (Cody R.) of Raleigh; great grandchildren: Wilhelmina Eve Cecil of Raleigh, Robert Hugo Cecil of Raleigh, James Lex Hunter of Winston Salem, Thomas Darcy Hunter of Winston Salem, and Adalyn Elaine Underwood of Raleigh. 

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Saturday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Poplar Springs Methodist Church, 1809 Poplar Springs Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Thank you for the comforting thoughts and prayers for our family during our time of grief losing Dad. He is an inspiration to his family and friends even now. Continue keeping us in your hearts and prayers cause pain and suffering have no time limit. God Bless you all for remembering our Dad and Family. Love, Wanda

Wanda Harrington Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you all for the loving thoughts and prayers expressed to our family during these first days of daddy leaving us to go to his heavenly home. Please continue to keep us close to your hearts. Love you all, Wanda

Wanda Harrington Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Wanda and Merrill, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great and respected man. I know that you'll miss him very much. Keep the faith that you'll be with him one day. Mary ((Trapp) Doulas and family. I was glad to see him not long ago before he passed. Take care of your family.

Mary Trapp Douglas Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lex Hunter

Annie Waddell Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Wanda, So sorry for your loss of your dad.(GMan)

Debby Deal Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lex Hunter

Debra Russell Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lex Hunter

Diane Moore Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lex Hunter

Justin Rorie Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lex Hunter

James Harrington Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

Merrill, you & all your family are in our prayers..may God bring His comfort & peace as only HE can do.

Jim & Kay Angell Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

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