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Stanley Ray Avent

Stanley Ray Avent, age 66, a Veteran of the United States Army went to be with God and his beautiful Garden in Heaven, where his worn body will be whole again after a brave fight against cancer on Friday, November 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Stanley was a Harnett County native born to Duby Avent Blanchard on July 17, 1948. He had a strong will to live for his wife and children and a great love for his entire family. He will be greatly missed by his children.

Stanley leaves behind a loving wife of 43 years, Shirley Reardon Avent; four children, Cindy and husband, Gary Adcock of Fuquay-Varina, Stephen and wife, Lori Avent of Holly Springs, Stephanie Avent of Greenville, NC, and Crystal Avent of Holly Springs; four grandchildren, Brittany and husband, Lee Davenport of Angier, Danielle Adcock of Fuquay-Varina, Meghan and Stanton Avent of Holly Springs; one great-granddaughter, Macie Davenport of Angier; sister, Wanda LaMarsh of Lillington; two brothers, Larry Blanchard and Lenn Blanchard both of Holly Springs; uncle, Thomas Avent of Holly Springs; several wonderful nieces and nephews.

The family will receive family and friends at Thomas Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.thomas