A memorial service for MacMillian “Rea” Grainger is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Chadbourn Presbyterian Church, 600 East First Avenue.
Family will gather with friends afterward for a celebration of life at 703 North Elm Street, Chadbourn.
Grainger, 31, died May 27 in Atlanta, where he earned a master’s degree at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Rea was the son of Barry Rea Grainger of North Myrtle Beach and the late Annette Brown Grainger. He was the grandson of the late F.M. Sr. and Ethel Williamson Brown and Dennis Rea and Carolyn Boyd Grainger of Chadbourn. He was preceded in death by an uncle, F.M. Brown Jr.
A graduate of West Brunswick High School, Rea received his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a healthcare consultant across the country.
Memorials may be made to the Carolina Covenant General Fund at UNC-Chapel Hill, which provides scholarships to with the promise of a world-class and debt-free education.
Donations to the Carolina Covenant can be received through the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of University Development, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 or 919-962-2336.