Robbins:
Cecil E. Hackney, 88, of 280 North Rockingham Street, died Thursday,
January 3, 2008 at his home in Robbins.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at
Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Robbins, where he was a member.
Rev. Tom Holtsclaw and Rev. Michael Nelson will officate.
Born in Chatham County, Mr. Hackney received a degree in Education from
Appalachian State Teachers College, where he played both varsity
baseball and basketball. He later obtained a masters degree from Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Mr. Hackney served his country
in the Air Force during WWII. He began his work in education in 1946 as
a social studies and physical education teacher at Elise High School in
Robbins, where he also coached baseball and basketball. Mr. Hackney had
the honor of coaching in North Carolina's first girls' East-West
All-Star basketball game in 1957. He became principal of Elise High
School in 1948 and remained there until he opened the doors of North
Moore High School in 1965. Mr. Hackney was principal at North Moore
until he retired in 1984.
He is survived by his daughter Sharon Hackney Bryson, her husband Keith
and their son Matthew, all of Cary, NC. Mr. Hackney was preceded in
death by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Isaacs Hackney, and their
son, Ronald Brent Hackney.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the
fellowship hall of Tabernacle United Methodist Church. Memorial
donations may be made to:
The Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132
American Diabetes Association
Memorial and Honor Program
PO Box 11454
Alexandria Va, 22312

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  1. I am very sorry for the loss of your father. He was my principal, but even after that, because I teach at North Moore, we knew that at any time, before he got so sick, he might show up, just to check on things. He will be greatly missed in this community

  2. Sharon, Andy called me last evening to say you were at High Point University yesterday and spoke to him. I was so glad to hear news of you. I had talked to Cecil sometime before Ruth died to tell him that Don had developed Alzheimer’s -or dementia – early

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