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Leon Needham

January 12, 2019

Leon Calvin Needham, 70, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC,  surrounded by his family.

Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Reverend William Hancock officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery

Leon was a native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Army Reserves, Airborne Division.   He loved God’s creation and was a farmer all his life. He was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather.  Time spent with his family was most important to him. He served Pineywood Baptist Church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.  Leon never met a stranger and shared a warm smile with everyone. He was a son of the late James “Jim” Calvin and Grace Williamson Needham and was  preceded in death by son in law: David Swain; brother in law: Bobby Hooker.

Leon is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gearlene Hussey Needham; son David Needham (Kristy), of Carthage; daughter: Sheila Swain, of Carthage; grandchildren: Houston Swain (Michelle), Kandace Needham, Kayla Needham, Seth Swain, Klaire Needham; great Grandchildren: Tucker and Teagan Swain; sisters: Shirley Hooker, Maxine Needham, Nancy Cummings (Bud), Virginia Harris(Steve); brothers: James Needham (Marie), Jerry Needham (Wanda),  as well as many nieces and nephews, that he loved.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home and other times at the home.  

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Needham family.

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