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Arthur Lee “Doc” Hearne

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 24, 2014 @ 11:05 am In Durham,Obituaries,Pittsboro | 6 Comments

Arthur Lee “Doc” Hearne, 96, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born April 17, 1918, to Herbert and Lillian Griffin Hearne, he was a life-long resident of Pittsboro and a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He was well known for his kindness and patience and was a well-liked and respected member of the community.

Although he had several occupations, including carpenter and coal and ice deliveryman, his favorite job was working at Victory Village, the housing complex for members of the military at UNC-Chapel Hill. Following his retirement from UNC-Chapel Hill, he enjoyed woodworking; watching wrestling, old Western movies, and baseball on TV; and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Copeland Hearne, whom he married in 1937; a daughter, Donna Teague; his brother Nathaniel Hearne, and his sister Marie Wolfe.

He is survived by his son Marlin Hearne and wife Faye of Garner; his daughter Sharon Griffin and husband J.R. of Pittsboro; sisters Louise Womble and Kathleen Braxton of Pittsboro; grandchildren Michelle (Sarah), Melanie (Bill), Lisa (Jim), Lori (Blair), Ashley, and Johnnie (Lisa); great grandchildren Tyler, Katie, Travis, and Basia; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1785 Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Road, Pittsboro, with visitation at the church at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. The arrangements for Mr. Hearne are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.


Condolences for the family of “Arthur Lee “Doc” Hearne”

Condolence from Rick Matthews on October 24th, 2014 1:42 pm

Marlin, my prayers are with you. Your Dad was quite a man, and I know you are proud to be his son. He’s the epitome of what we all should aspire to be. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Condolence from Jim Letterman on October 24th, 2014 2:39 pm

Marlin – Sorry for you loss. We will keep you, Faye and the entire family in you thought and prayers.

Jim, Jo & Levi Letterman

Condolence from Jerry letterman on October 24th, 2014 4:32 pm

Have know Marlin, Faye and family for many years. I have the utmost respect and pride
for this family and their values. Knowing how much Mr. Hearne ment to his entire family,
he will be greatly missed and treasured for many years to come.
Jerry and Kay Letterman

Condolence from June and Phillips Stout on October 25th, 2014 10:59 am

Sharon and Basia , Phil and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Father and Grandfather. Sharon I know how much you loved him and will miss his presence. Our thoughts are with you and your family and hope you will receive peace knowing he will be with our Heavenly Father.

Prayers and Hugs,
June and Phil Stout

Condolence from Lillian and Mike Vaughan on October 25th, 2014 4:49 pm

We will miss Uncle Doc. I enjoyed running into him out and about in Pittsboro, usually at the grocery store or at the Dollar General. He had a wonderful smile and a good spirit. He was very special in many ways and loved by his family and friends. I am so glad to be included in his ” Circle of Life”. We send loving thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Condolence from DeLois Popp on November 5th, 2014 9:07 am

Marlin, Kathleen and Sharon: I am sorry to hear of the death of “Arthur Lee” . It is ironic that you, Marlin, and I were just talking about him a few weeks ago. He was a stable dedicated man to our church and community, as long as he was able and will be missed by all. I know this is a peaceful experience for you all. What more can be said about a man who has lived as he has for as long as he has, and been the role model for all who knew him on how to live your life.

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