by Laurie Roy on 21st-April-2014

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CERRO GORDO — Michael Von Strickland Jr., 60, died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his residence.
Mr. Strickland was born April 25, 1953 in Horry County S.C., a son of the late Michael Von and Katie Mae Strickland. He was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver and farmer.
He was a veteran of the North Carolina National Guard.
Final rites will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Josh Phillips and Charles Dudley officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Meares Funeral Home of Fair Bluff is handling the arrangements.
Surviving are his wife, Elnita Lee Strickland of the home; one son, Michael Von Strickland III and his wife, Michaela, of Cerro Gordo; one daughter, Melody Marie Clayton and her husband, Alex, of Garner; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Parker and her husband, Brad, of Nakina; two sisters, Judith Ward and Alice Faye Soles, both of Chadbourn; and four grandchildren, Katie Magalena Strickland, Chiara-Marie J. Strickland, Lenya Melody Strickland and RaeAnna Parker.
Memorials may be made to Cherry Grove Baptist Church 9833 Swamp Fox Highway West, Cerro Gordo, N.C. 28430.
A guest book is available online at www.mearesfuneralhome.com.

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