William Martin “Bud” Bethune, 89, of Bunnlevel, passed away early Monday, July 2, 2018.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11 am at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Addison presiding. The burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Bud was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel. He worked for the Department of Transportation for 35 years. He also ran and operated several businesses and he was lovingly known as the unofficial “Mayor of Bunnlevel”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Gray Bethune; and daughter, Donna Bethune Murray.
He is survived by 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 Thursday evening, July 5th, from 6 to 8 pm at O’Quinn Peebles Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, PO Box 120, Bunnlevel, NC 28323.
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Thursday July 5th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Friendship Baptist Church
Friday July 6th, 2018
Bunnlevel, NC 2832
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I never met Mr. Bethune, but Meghan spoke so lovingly about him. It’s seems he was a well-loved gentleman who lived a good life. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope you find strength and comfort in the following days.
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It was a privilege to have known your Dad.His smile and laughter will be missed by everyone who knew him.
May our Lord give you strength ,peace and comfort during the days ahead.
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