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Marion McKay Bracey, Sr.

Obituary for Marion McKay Bracey, Sr.

November 19, 1937 - March 21, 2019
Council, North Carolina | Age 81


Marion McKay Bracey Sr., 81, of Carvers Creek, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Samuel Grady Bracey and Lucy McKellar Bracey, his wife Urmia Jane Bracey and one sister Diane Rowell. Marion leaves behind one son: Coy Bracey (Karen) of Carvers Creek; two daughters: Rhonda Skipper (Jack) of Carvers Creek; Freda Stephenson (Mike) of Wilmington; three brothers: Alfred Bracey of Minturn, SC; Jimmy Bracey of Hamer, SC and Sammy Bracey of Little Rock, SC; two sisters: Delores Smith of Albemarle, NC and Linda B. Rice of Lumberton, NC; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

No Words can truly capture this man's character. He was Carvers' Creek 2017 "Citizen of the Year" and the Volunteer Fire Chief for 30 plus years. He kept up the church grounds, was the church "taxi" and maintained the flags for all the veterans in the area cemeteries. He served in the US Coast Guard on the USCGC Mendota and in the local VFW Post as the quarter master. Nobody ever enjoyed retirement quite like he did. When asked what he was going to do when he retired, he responded "Anything I want to do." And that is exactly what he did. Marion loved fishing, gardening and working with wood; but most of all, he loved a good beer and spending time with his family. He was a hard worker, a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed. " The greatest man we ever loved."

A funeral service is planned for Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm with a visitation from 1-1:45 pm at Carvers Creek United Methodist Church in Council with Rev. Jimmy Tatum officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall at the conclusion of the services.

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