Charles Edward Hearne

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Charles Edward Hearne, 82 passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, in Frisco. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at First Baptist Church in Graham. Burial will follow at Newcastle Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Charles Edward Hearne was born March 2, 1935, in Newcastle, to the late Liston Hearne and Mamie Alice (Moore) Hearne. Charles married Verneda L. Boyd on Aug. 17, 1979 in Graham. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2011.
He grew up in Newcastle working with his family in their fruit orchards. Charles started working at the age of 15 and was never without a job. He enjoyed the people he met while delivering feed to dairy farms, cleaning offices, mowing lawns and providing transportation to friends and others in need. He loved his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Graham and spoke of them often in the last few years. Charles was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He worried about the safety of his children and spent many hours checking up on everyone. He was always ready with a smile and friendly greeting. He made many friends in the last three years in Frisco and always said "I believe that person is from Graham."
Charles is survived by his son, Robert Hearne and wife Norma of Henrietta; daughter, Cathi Layfield and husband Gary of Frisco; son, Michael Hearne of Graham; grandsons, David and Zachary Layfield; brother, Bill Hearne and wife Nita; much-loved nieces, nephews and cousins, a host of friends and church family.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Missions.

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