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James "Buddy" Aster McNeill, Jr.

September 26, 1935 — October 22, 2023

Asheboro

 

James (Buddy) Aster McNeill, Jr., 88, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at Asheboro Health and Rehabilitation.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  Funeral services will follow on Friday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Community Church Cemetery, Seagrove.

Buddy was born September 26, 1935 in Randolph County to the late James Aster and Dessie Saunders McNeill.  Over the years he worked in saw mills, lawn care, and at Luck’s Beans in Seagrove.  He enjoyed playing bass with several bluegrass bands, riding a tractor any chance he could get outside, and woodworking.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Hoover and Mildred Boggs.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Delk McNeill of Asheboro; brother, Richard (Joretta) McNeill of Asheboro; sisters, Dorothy Upton of Seagrove, Clarice Hurley of Asheboro, and Norma Jean Smith of Asheboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Pleasant Hill Community Church, 5474 Pleasant Hill Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Burial

Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Pleasant Hill Community Church Cemetery

5474 Pleasant Hill Rd, Seagrove, NC 27341

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