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Larry "Rudy" Queen
 Larry "Rudy" Queen, 68, 109 Carolina Avenue, Grover, NC, went home to be with the Lord August 24, 2012, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.  Born in Gaffney, SC, he is the husband of  Melba Wingo Queen and a son of the late Drayton and Joyce Brown Queen.  He was the former owner of Queen's Lawn Service and was formerly associated with Fiber Industries and Kemet Electronics in Shelby, NC.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blacksburg where he served as a Deacon.  "Rudy"  truly loved music.  He was a member of the church choir,   a member of The Master's Quartet and a member of The Messengers.  

In addition to his loving wife, Melba, he is survived by two daughters - Deanna Q. Oliver and husband, Michael, of Azle, TX; and Beth Millard of Grover, NC; four grandchildren - Kenneth Oliver and wife, Janice, of Raeford, NC, Rachael Oliver, Austin, TX, David Oliver and Seth Oliver both of Azle, TX; one great-grandchild - Faith Oliver of Raeford, NC;  two brothers - Terry Queen and wife, Janet, of Gaffney, SC; and Frankie Queen and wife, Sybil, of Gaffney, SC; one sister - Elizabeth Allen of Gaffney, SC;  and two sisters-in-law - Beverley Queen and Connie Queen both of Gaffney, SC.   In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers - James "Dooley" Queen, Lizzie Queen and Jack Queen; and two sisters - Norma Gilfillian and Peggy Davis.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:00 AM, at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, with Revs. Derrick McAbee and Scott Hammett officiating.  Burial will follow in Clingman Memorial Gardens.  At other times, the family will be at the home.

Nephews will serve as Active Pallbearers.  Members of The Master's Quartet and The Messengers will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, you may remember Rudy with memorials to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA, 01202-9031; Be The Match, National Marrow Donor Program, 3001 Broadway Street, NE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55413-1753; or First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, PO Box 654, Blacksburg, SC, 29702.

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