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Thomas Thurston ("Bud") Lea

March 1, 1938 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 81)

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Obituary

Thomas Thurston Lea, “Bud” was born in Caswell County to Jerry Lea and Hilda Richmond Lea and was the husband of Betty Turner Lea.  He was a member of High Rock Baptist Church and St. Augusta’s Lodge #642 FA&M PHA.  He was employed with Burlington Industries for many years with the Shop Department. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and "people watching".   

He is survived by his wife Betty Lea; two children: Sandy Lea Cobb (David) and Michael Turner (Jeanne Martin); 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Cicero Lea, Johnny Lea (Wyvonia), Joyce Yarborough (Allen) and Aurora Belle Lea Enoch.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Timothy Lea and a brother William Love.  

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
July 27, 2019

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Sunday
July 28, 2019

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Sunday
July 28, 2019

3:00 PM
Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Masonic Services at the Grave

Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
July 28, 2019

Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

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