Furman Ray Peace, age 68, died Monday, April 18, 2011 in the VA Medical Center in Durham. Born in Vance County, Furman was born to the late Willie and Nettie Faulkner Peace on March 4, 1943. Furman graduated from Louisburg College, attended N.C. Sate and later joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served in Vietnam and his country for twenty years until his retirement in 1988. Furman was an avid sports fan who enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his three children: William Faulkner Peace of Franklinton, NC; Heather Elizabeth Thompson and husband, Mark, of Webster, NY; and John Isaac Peace of Franklinton; and his former wife, Brenda Peace, also of Franklinton.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held 3:00 PM Friday, April 22, 2011 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel. The Reverend Clyde Waiden will preside.
Friends may visit prior to the service from 1:30-3:00 PM in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Oberlin Rd., Suite 220, NC Chapter, Raleigh, NC 27605. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.
Arrangements for the Peace family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason St. in Franklinton.