Mr. Jesse Clifton Alphin, 94, of Dunn died Thursday, Sept. 4 at Transitions Life Care facility in Raleigh. He was born in Harnett County on May 17, 1920 to the late Ernest Franklin Alphin and Lula Sorrell Alphin. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anne Alphin Hobson and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn H. Alphin.
Jesse was a dedicated business owner, public servant, and community leader. His greatest love was for his Lord, his wife, and his family. He and his brother, Jarvis, founded Alphin Brothers in 1947 and built it into one of the top 100 privately owned businesses in North Carolina.
A funeral service will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Church by Dr. Elvin Butts and Dr. Phillip Newton. A private graveside will be at a later time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Allene Alphin. He was honored by his children, Kay Alphin Johnson and husband Marvin of Dunn, J. Clifton Alphin, Jr. of Dunn and Ernest Alphin and wife Teresa of Dunn, a son-in-law, David Hobson of Dunn, eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
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The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Long Branch Church, PO Box 61, Dunn NC 28335.