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Bobby "Carlton" Poland

March 9, 1944 — October 2, 2019

Bobby "Carlton" Poland

Bobby “Carlton” Poland, 75, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Hospice Haven following a period of declining health. He was born in Nash County, NC, on March 9, 1944, a son of the late James Elmer Poland and Lessie Odell Winstead Poland. He was the husband of Marie Parker Poland and they had celebrated 55 years of marriage.  

He was a graduate of Coopers High School in Nash County and was a dedicated family man. Known to many of his co-workers as “BC”, he retired from CSX Railroad with 38 years of service. He had been a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Rockingham since 1977.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: David Poland (Tammy) of Derby, Diane Poland and Wendy Huggins (Raymond) of Rockingham; three grandchildren: Brittaney Gathings, Taylor Gathings and Jessica Majors (Austin); four great grandchildren: Ethan, Sophia, Addison and Marley; four brothers: Tom, James (Joyce), Alvin and Jerry Poland; and two sisters, Tempie Dillard (Hughes) and Dell Carpenter (Harry). He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Sylvester Poland. 

Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, October 4, at Faith FWB Church with Rev. Austin Clark and Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:30 AM until 12:45 PM and at other times at the home. Interment will be in Northam Cemetery. 

Memorials may be directed to either Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N. US Hwy. 1, Rockingham, NC 28379 or to Faith FWB Church, 657 Airport Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 or to National Pancreatic Foundation, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

Condolences may be posted online at www.carterfuneral.net.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:30am - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Faith Freewill Baptist Church

657 Airport Road, Rockingham, NC 28379

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 4, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faith Freewill Baptist Church

657 Airport Road, Rockingham, NC 28379

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 4, 2019

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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