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Charles Lewis Searcy
 Charles Lewis Searcy, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Hospice Cleveland County.  He was a native of Polk County and the son of the late Randolf Bill and Hester Ruff Searcy.  He was a graduate from Mill Springs High School in Mill Springs NC.  He served his country as an Army Medic from 1956 – 1958 and then served in the army reserves from 1958 – 1960.  Mr. Searcy worked as a lab technician for twenty-five years with J&C Dyeing in Shelby.  He was a forty-four year member at Morning Star Baptist Church and was one of the founding and charter members.  He was honored with a plaque at a dinner on July 30, 2011.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Mitchell Searcy.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Searcy; a son, Timothy Searcy and wife Darlene of Clarksville, Indiana; two brothers; Garland Searcy and wife Lois and Milo Searcy and wife Ann, both of Mill Springs; three sisters, Geraldine Price and husband Clyde of Columbus, Polly Cox and husband Donald of Hendersonville and Dallie Corbett and husband James of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Tia Slone of Mooresboro; four step-grandchildren, Brittany, Adam, Darby, and James; three step-great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Morning Star Baptist Church.  The Rev. Keith Lindzy and the Rev. Ralph Belcher will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:00pm on Monday, August 8, 2011 at Morning Star Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150, Morning Star Baptist Church, 832 South Post Road, Shelby NC 28152, or Charity of Donor’s Choice.

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Searcy.


Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com


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