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Arvil A Crites
Birth: Feb. 4, 1932
Death: Jan. 22, 1994
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA

Arvil A. Crites, ex-fire chief, 61, of Fayetteville, died Saturday.
He was a founding member of the Yadkin Road Fire Department and helped establish the Bonnie Doone Fire Department. He was the first paid fireman in Cumberland County and served as chief of the Yadkin Road Fire Department from 1959 to 1987. He was district chief and fire inspector of Bonnie Doone Fire Department for several years. He was a member and former vice president of the Fire Chiefs' Association of Cumberland County and president of Fireman's Relief Fund for Bonnie Doone Fire District. He received 20+ and 25+ year fireman service awards. He was an Army veteran and known to the children of the Cottonade subdivision as "Candy Man".
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rogers & Breece Funeral home chapel by the Rev. David George. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Mr. Crites is survived by his wife, Doris M. Crites; a daughter, Edith C. Borland of Cameron; a son Garland Ray Crites Sr. of Fayetteville; his stepmother, Vivian Crites of Moorefield, W. Va.; three brothers, Arlie Crites of Winchester, Va., and George Crites and Frankie Crites, both of Moorefield; five sisters, Ruth Sites of Dorcus, W. Va., Beulah Dove of Broadway, Va., and Mabel Crites, Barbara Crites and Lucy Mae Cook, all of Moorefield; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Bonnie Doone Fire Station. {fayetteville observer}
This memorial sponsored in honor of fellow firefighter Steve Blackburn.
 
 
Burial:
Lafayette Memorial Park
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: STA, 45, #1
 
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Record added: Apr 17, 2007
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