Arthur Lee “Doc” Hearne, 96, of Pittsboro, died October 23, 2014. The oldest son of Herbert and Lillian Griffin Hearne, he was a life-long resident of Pittsboro and a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Known for his kindness and patience, he was a respected member of the community.
Although he had several jobs, his favorite was working at Victory Village, the housing complex for members of the military at UNC. Following his retirement from UNC, he enjoyed woodworking; watching wrestling, old Westerns, and baseball; and spending time with his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Blanche Copeland Hearne, his 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.
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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 Arthur Hearne are under the care of Hall–Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.