Fred McFarland

Died: Sun., Apr. 1, 2012


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 04, 2012


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Mr. Fred McFarland, 81, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
He was the son of the late Hobert and Eula Ann Crowe McFarland, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Guy McFarland, and a sister, Arrie Irene Toney. He was a longtime accounting and economics Professor at Cleveland Community College. He was a Korean Army Veteran and a member of Big Springs Baptist Church where he was in the choir and had been a Sunday School Teacher.
He is survived by a brother, James B. McFarland and his wife Sylvia, of Ellenboro; two nephews, Gary McFarland and his wife Pam, of Whitsett, and Keith McFarland and his wife Janice, of Ellenboro; a niece, Susan Edwards and her husband Steve, of Mooresville; a sister in law, Beatrice McFarland of Ellenboro.
The Funeral will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Big Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Scott and Rev. Phil Bailey will officate. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
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Deborah Young
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
I am remembering the family of Fred. He was a wonderful instructor and friend at Cleveland Community College.

Joe Southards
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
A friend to all and a great lost. Fred was always there to help in any way he could. I will miss him as I know his family will. Our prayers are with the family.

Sue L. Toms
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
JB and family i am so sory to hear of Fred's passing know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers may you feel comfort from your good memories of him.we grew up together went to Hollis school together and had the same birthday.always a gentleman and friend. Sue L. toms

Josh Millwood
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
I didn''t really get to know Fred that well except over the last couple months. Mr. McFarland came into Greene''s Cafe where I worked on and off for as long as I have been working there. Sometimes he would come order 4 or 5 vegetable plates, and sometimes he would just get a cup of coffee and let us enjoy his company. He probably wouldn''t want me to tell this but he donated money to me and others who worked at the cafe who were working their way through college, he would always say it wasn''t much, but I really don''t think he knew how much it meant. I''m thankful that I met Fred and got to spend many afternoons taking a break listening to the wonderful things he had to say. We will miss you Fred. "I thank my God upon every rememberance of you..." _Philippians 1:3_

Debbie and Chris Martin
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
Prayers for JB and family. Mr. Fred will be greatly missed at Big Springs and all around the county. I will miss our coffee breaks together and the deep conversations we use to have. I will miss his gentleman ways, his ability to make me smile, his work ethic and his sweet voice in the choir. His heart was GREAT BIG and his life was lived for the Lord so I shall see him again someday. We love you Mr. Fred:) Our loss is Heavens Gain!!!

Paula H. Dedmon
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
I remember Fred from the brief time I worked at Cleveland Community College. He was a well respected member of the faculty and an all round good guy....he''ll be missed, but remembered fondly.

Sherry Harris Phelps
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Fred's family. Fred always meant alot to me. He was there for me to talk to after my father passed away in 1981. His long talks and wit were just what I needed those late nights at Shoney's when I thought I couldn't face another night. His smile could light any dark day. I am blessed to have known him and will miss him.

Sherry Hamrick
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
I just wanted you to know how deeply saddened I was on your loss. I was proud to call him my friend and he will be missed very much. He was one of the best Cleveland Community College ever had and ever will have. We have lost one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever had the privilege to know. I am feeling your pain and sorrow at this difficult time. You have my sincere sympathy.

jennifer bumgarner
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
i have known fred for 13 years and i have gotten close to him and his family he was more to grandpaw to me and i miss alot and my dearest thoughts goes out to his famliy and love yall with all my heart .

Pam Harmon
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
Fred was one of the best human beings I have ever known -- a kind soul with a loving, giving heart. He was a true friend, a fixture in the community, and loved by many. Those who were lucky enough to know Fred have suffered a great loss with his passing. There will never be another Fred McFarland.

My sympathies and prayers go out to his family.

kathy harris
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
. my father was the late Bennie harris he worked many years for pink crowe , i have seen fred over the years mostly at ron& eddys where for years he ate his breakfast. he will be missed. both my parents have gone on to be with the lord . but i know they would want us to send our condolence . duncans creek will always hold good memories ,the harris family sends our prays out to all of you.

Teresa Spake Dodson
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I have very fond memories of Fred. I will never forget his sweet smile. He will be missed, but may you feel peace in knowing he is sheltered safe within the arms of God.

Rebecca Hare
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. Fred was a positive force, he will be greatly missed.

Megan McFarland
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
You will be very missed Uncle Fred. Hearing all the wonderful things people had to say about you yesterday let's me know that you weren't just a great man to your family, but to everyone you met. God has a wonderful accountant for his angel's in heaven today! We love you and you will be forever missed♥


Gail McCurry Wegrzyn
   Posted Sat April 07, 2012
Fred was my high school economics teacher in 1968 at Burns High School. When I attended Cleveland Community College, I would always see him there. He was always smiling. My sincere sympathy to his family. I am praying for God's comfort and peace to be with you during your saddness.

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