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Waymon Junior Bethea

December 1, 2023

Waymon Bethea Obituary

Waymon Junior Bethea (Scobie) was the oldest child of the late Mr. Joshua and Priscilla W. Bethea.   Waymon was born on March 11, 1941 in Rowland, North Carolina.  He departed this earthly life to eternal rest on Friday December 1, 2023.  Waymon attended the Gaddysville Primary School, in Gaddysville, North Carolina. He also attended South-Side  High School in Rowland, North Carolina.

Waymon joined Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rowland, North Carolina at an early age. He was an active member and served as the chairman of the Deacon Board for over 40 years. Waymon loved his wife Mary of 49 years, he loved spending quality time with his children, grandchildren and great grand-children. He was a hard worker and took pleasure in providing for his family.  He was employed at Texture Fibers Industries in Lumberton, North Carolina until he retired.   His favorite songs were "Somewhere to lay my head" , Yes God Is Real, and Cooling Water. He also loved spending time with his many green plants, playing scrabble and spades. 

Waymon was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his parents Joshua and Priscilla Bethea, two brothers, Eugene and Bobby Bethea, two brothers-in-law William Vaught and Vincent Renfrow.  His father-in-law and mother-in-law  James and Thomasena Hines, His sister-in-law Barbara Bethea Monroe. 

Waymon leaves to cherish his fond memories; four sons; Eugene McKinley of Fairmont, North Carolina, Dwayne (Kimberly) Bethea of Indiana, Stacy (Erica) Bethea of Fairmont, North Carolina, Shawn (Tameka) Bethea of Mebane, North Carolina; four daughters Rachel (Donnell) Barr of Fairmont, North Carolina, Pamela (Shone) Page of Dillon, South Carolina, Tiffany Bethea of Fairmont, North Carolina, Marilyn (Terry) Moses of Norfolk, VA. Twenty Nine Grandchildren including these fifteen that he raised; She'ra, Calvin, Jeffrey, Corey, T'Nasha,  Lynetta,  Ki'ara, Ti"ara, De'Asia, Thomas, Ricky, Myasia, Taniya, Zaniya and Zarian; Twenty-five great grandchildren; three brothers;  Joshua Bethea Jr, Lawrence (Wilma) Bethea, Johnnie (Merion) Bethea.  He leaves four sisters Mary Renfrow, Mable(James) Fletcher, Doris Vaught and Angela Bethea.  Three aunts; Emma Bethea McKellar, Eutha Tart, Martha Cushion, Two Uncles; Abraham Whittington and Isaac Whittington, four sisters-in-law and six bothers-in-law.  He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.

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December 8, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hills Chapel
302 N Main Street
Fairmont, NC 28340

Celebration of Life
December 9, 2023

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church
301 N MainStreet
Fairmont, NC 28340

Interment following funeral service
December 9, 2023

Rose Hill Church Cemetery
Jake Road
Rowland, North Carolina 28383


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