Mr. James Alton “Reather” Cummings, 89, of 209 Ruth Dial Street, Apt. 24, Pembroke, was born August 7, 1924 and died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Archie & Mrs. Elizabeth Locklear Cummings; a brother: Mr. Wilson Cummings and three sisters: Ms. Pauline Chavis, Ms. Narva Chavis and Ms. Gertrude Locklear.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timmy Chavis officiating. Burial will follow in the Cummings Family Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons: Mr. Paul Cummings(Catherine) of Culver City, CA, Mr. Phillip Cummings(Tammy) of Lumberton and Mr. Patrick Cummings of Syracuse, NY; two daughters: Ms. Sandra Cummings of Pembroke and Mrs. Patricia Cummings Brooks(Johnny) of Willow Spring, NC; seven grandchildren: Damien, Brice, Brooke, Brad, Brianne, Jonathon and Brandon and one great-grandchild: Makya and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.