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Harry Franklin Tutor

March 19, 1936 — October 26, 2019

Harry Franklin Tutor


Harry Franklin Tutor, 83, passed away at his home in Rockingham Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was born March 19, 1936, in that very same home. His mother died when he was 3 years old and he was raised by his grandparents, the late Benson and Ida Thomas. His wife, Barbara Joan Peele Tutor, passed away in 2005 after 50 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christy Joy Patterson.

He was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church. During his working years, he was the manager of the A&P Grocery Store in Hamlet. During leisure times, he enjoyed taking trips and he also enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Patterson (Don) of Hamlet and Vicki Gail Tutor (Allen Chavis) of Rockingham; and three grandchildren: Donnie Patterson (Jennifer), Lori Patterson and Eddie H. Mabe II.

There will be no visitation and the funeral service will be private for the family.

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thanks to all the caregivers who rendered assistance to Harry during his extended illness, with special thanks to Richmond County Hospice and Community Home Care & Hospice. Your warmth and compassion is greatly appreciated.

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