William M. ‘Bud’ Bethune, 89


William Martin “Bud” Bethune, 89, of Bunnlevel died early Monday, July 2, 2018.

He was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel. Mr. Bethune worked for the Department of Transportation for 35 years. He also ran and operated several businesses and he was known as the unofficial “mayor of Bunnlevel.”

Mr. Bethune was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Gray Bethune; and daughter, Donna Bethune Murray.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Addison presiding. The burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon Bethune Dawson and husband Donald of Fayetteville; grandsons, Toby and Joseph Beamon; granddaughters, Vivian Radford, Lydia Hyer and Meghan Engle; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 120, Bunnlevel, NC 28323.


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