Deacon Harry Lee Mcdougald began his earthly residency on November 5, 1944. God, in his infinite wisdom, chose the late deacon Charlie Ralph McDougald and the late deaconess Alease Mcneill McDougald to nurture, train and equip this third sibling. following God's instructions and recognizing his gift to them, the McDougald's "trained Harry in the way that he should go" which led to his baptism and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Harry believed that "faith without works is dead" and as a result demonstrated his commitment to christ as a deacon, former trustee, member of the sanctuary choir, member of the men's choir, father and member of the EB Turner Chorus, member of the homecoming and black history committees. Among his greatest joys was preparing and serving breakfast for the laymen league on the second sunday mornings and the Lumber River Laymen's League on the third saturday of each month.
Harry completed his formal educational journey as a proud member of the class of 1963. According to him, this was the only class to graduate from Hayswood. While at Hayswood, Harry enjoyed membership on the football team, playing baseball and playing the drums. Harry also enjoyed bowling and introduced the sport to his children and grandchildren. His employment journey began at Swain's grocery store and continued at the A&P grocery store and his eventual retirement from Food Lion. Following his retirement he followed his parent's vocation and worked as a chef at Abigail's. He most recently worked as a driver with the Gibson Cancer Center. Harry was a staunch Pittsburgh Steeler fan and loved tarheel basketball. he enjoyed serving as a host and cook for family functions where he proudly prepared his famous fried chicken, salmon patties, million dollar and kool-aid pies.
His memory and legacy will live on through his wife of nine years, Carol Tyndall Mcdougald, his children, Nikita (Donald) Williams - Dallas, Ga, Ricky (Vaden) Little - Greensboro, NC., Tony L. McDougald - Lumberton, NC, Reginald (Zsa Zsa) Mcdougald - Jonesboro, GA, Alesia M. Bradshaw - Winston Salem, NC, step-daughters, Wendy K. Davis - Houston, TX, Danielle D. Moore - Easton, PA. his sister, Ruth M. Allen - Lumberton, NC and brothers, Pastor Davis A. McDougald - Summerville, SC. and Minister Zavery l. McDougald - Lumberton, NC. his aunt, Betty McNeill - Raeford, NC, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. His extended family included the children of the late Ernest (Nettie) Liles.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, deacon Charlie Ralph (Alease) McDougald, his brothers, Charlie Ralph, Jr. and James Douglas, his first wife Frances Ann McDougald and sister in law, Sandra Kay McDougald. Harry heard and quietly answered the master's call on Monday, February 24 and assumed his new residency in heaven proudly proclaiming "my sins though the bliss of this glorious thought, my sins not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and i bear it no more, praise the lord praise the lord o my soul.
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