Hal "Basie" Worth, Jr. 72, departed this life Sunday August 31, 2014.
Hal's father named him "Basie" after the famous jazz musician Count Basie.
Hal was born in Raleigh, at Saint Agnes Hospital. He was the son of the late Harold Worth and the grandson of the late Wilhelminia (Turner) McGuire. He was her heart. The family would like to pay a special tribute to our late aunt Sylvia (Worth) Raines who played an important role in Hal's upbringing.
Hal graduated from Ligon High School in 1963.
He worked at Fields Department Store in New York City and with Eastern Airlines for many years.
Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday September 8, 2014 at the Carolina Biblical Gardens.
Survivors: daughter, Sonia Robinson of Pittsburgh, PA; mother, Dorothy (McGuire) Worth; sister, Barbara (Worth) Urquhart; niece, Candice Urquhart; aunt, Wilhelminia (McGire) Debnam all from Raleigh; and a host of cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research or to your favorite charity in Hal Worth's name.
The family will not receive friends after the service but would like to thank all of you in advance for all your precious prayers, cards, flowers and kind deeds. Your acts of kindness meant so much to us and we will cherish the thoughts of you in our hearts forever.