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Raeford Melvin McPherson: Chadbourn

1935 – 2018

     Raeford Melvin McPherson of Chadbourn died Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville.  He was 83.

     Born May 22, 1935 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Arthur McPherson and Letha Hinson McPherson and widower of Mildred Lucille Cribb McPherson.

     He is survived by his son, Wade Allen McPherson and wife Kelly of Chadbourn; one brother, David Lee McPherson of Clarendon; one sister, Agnes McPherson of Chadbourn; one granddaughter, Pamela Renee McPherson of Chadbourn; two great granddaughters, Jazmine Brooke McPherson, Kailey Marie McPherson; and one great grandson, Parker Allen Suggs.

     In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Cribb and one grandson, Wade Allen McPherson, Jr.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church, Chadbourn.

     Funeral services were planned for 3:30 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church, Chadbourn, burial following in McPherson Cemetery, Chadbourn.

     A guest register is available here.