Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One


     Mr. Dakota Lyn Locklear, 22, of 2826 Moss Neck Road, Pembroke, was born on September 24, 2000 and departed this life on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Mr. Hansel Wilkins, Mr. Charles Asa and Ms. Shirley D. Locklear; one aunt: Ms. Kim M. Wilkins and one uncle: Mr. Charles A. Locklear.

The funeral will be Monday, 3 p.m. August 28, 2023 at Cornerstone Freewill Church with Rev. Terry Oxendine officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine cemetery.

Mr. Locklear is survived by his parents: Mr. Alton “Pap” and Mrs. Sabrinia W. Locklear; one brother: Mr. Dalton Lyn Locklear; grandmother: Ms. Wilma C. Wilkins; special friend: Ms. Shane Bigham; one son: Master Kinlee J. Hunt who called him Daddy Dakota and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins who are like brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends Monday, 2-3 p.m. August 28, 2023 at Cornerstone Freewill Church


  • Jane Barnhill Posted August 26, 2023 12:37 am

    You were such a handsome fellow. I hope your family made some beautiful memories so that they can cherish them for a long time. My the good Lord wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this difficult time. You are in my prayers through the coming weeks. Love Jane.

  • Kristine Spaulding Posted August 26, 2023 2:43 am

    Sabrina, I am so very sorry. Please know that y’all are in my prayers, and I love you.

  • Vicky Ransom Posted August 26, 2023 8:52 pm

    I had the pleasure of being a substitute teacher of Dakota’s at Purnell Swett. He always had a smile and was a lovable person. He nicknamed me “Shorty” after seeing him after he graduated. The last time I spoke with him was at a store in Maxton and he was excited about this new job where he was working. He hugged my neck and thanked me for being a great sub and said, Bye Shorty, love ya!” It’s people like him who made me appreciate my own value. RIP my friend until we meet again…

  • Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Posted August 29, 2023 4:13 pm

    I express my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Dakota Locklear. May God give you comfort and peace to help ease the pain of your loss.

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