Mrs. Annie Ruth Locklear, 82, of 3886 Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, was born July 19, 1930 to loving parents: Mr. McLaurin & Mrs. Sally Deese Jacobs and died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Autumn Care of Raeford. She is preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Thurman Locklear; three brothers: Mr. James Ertle Jacobs, Mr. Archie Jacobs and Mr. Edward Jacobs and a sister: Mrs. Curlene Jacobs Locklear.
Mrs. Locklear retired from the Public Schools of Robeson County and was a member of Union Chapel Holiness Methodist Church. She was very active in her church, community and various civic groups before her illness. She loved to cook, bake and help her family, friends and community members. She will be greatly missed.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Union Chapel Holiness Methodist Church with the Revs: Willie Scott and Kelvin Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.
Mrs. Locklear is survived by two sons: Mr. James F. Locklear and Mr. Ronnie Van Locklear both of Pembroke and two daughters: Ms. Katie Radford of Pembroke and Ms. Mabel Capel of Sanford; two sisters: Ms. Hariette Jacobs Locklear and Ms. Rebecca Locklear both of Pembroke; seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.