The Obit For George McBane

Mr. George L. McBane

Published in TheTimesNews.com from March 11 to March 12, 2013

MEBANE - Mr. George L. McBane, 82, of Mebane, died at White Oak Manor on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2 a.m., following one year of declining health.

A native of Person County, he was the husband of the late Audrey K. McBane for 57 years and the son of Dwight Leeman McBane and Ruth Avent McBane, both deceased.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired U.S. Marshal and an honorary member of the Alamance County Sheriff's Department. In his youth, George played Minor League baseball with the Cincinnati Reds Organization. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder and in many other capacities and on committees within the church. He was very active in the Republican Party.

Survivors include his sisters, Nancy McBane Buchanan of Greensboro, Shirley McBane Holmes of Sunset Beach, Bobbie McBane Clark of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Kaye McBane Madden and husband Chuck of Boones Mill, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a half brother, Hoyle McBane.

The funeral service will be conducted at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Matthew D. Randolph, with the family receiving friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3302 NC 119 North, Mebane, NC 27302 or the Alamance Community College Foundation, Audrey K. McBane Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 8000, Graham, NC 27253.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Becky Garner for her loving care and support during his illness.

Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is in charge of arrangements.