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Leslie MaynardMarch 22, 1926 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 91)
CLINTON — Mr. Leslie Harding Maynard, 91, of 346 Church Road, quietly passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at home with family by his side.
Funeral services for Mr. Maynard will be held Sunday, May 28, at 3 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Cummings, the Rev. Dr. Mike Cummings and the Rev. Ken Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Maynard, born March 26, 1926, was the son of the late Elmond and Effie Maynard. He was united in holy matrimony to Lorine Brewington on Feb. 17, 1947 and to this union, two children were born, Loretha and Larry. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he formerly served as a deacon. Mr. Maynard was a retired carpenter from his business, M&M Builders. He spent many days working outside, using his hands, building and making things from scratch. He loved to garden, watch NASCAR and sit on his front porch and watch the cars drive by.
In 1980, Mr. Maynard and his wife became foster parents, and later adopted Lacinda, Lynette, Ray and Amanda. Over a span of 19 years, they were foster parents to 28 other children.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lorine B. Maynard, a son, Larry Maynard, and two brothers, Floyd Maynard and Eldridge Maynard.
Mr. Maynard is survived by four daughters, Loretha M. Carter and husband Don, of Clinton, Lacinda Freeman and husband Wayne, of Bolton, Lynette Davenport and husband Jerry, of Greenville and Amanda Jones and husband Chris, of Salemburg; one son, Lucas Ray Maynard (Donna) of Clinton; five sisters, Delphia Chance of Dunn, Vernell Brewington of Dunn, Pearl Bell of Clinton, Louise Maynard and husband Johnny, of Highpoint, and Joyce Locklear of Clinton; two brothers, Lacy Maynard and wife Anna, of Dunn and Talmadge Maynard and wife Margaret, of Benson; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Danny McLamb of Clinton.
Visitation services will be held Saturday, May 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, and at other times at his home.