December 22, 2006
Doctor A. "D.A." Fields, age 71 of Westview Rd., Carthage, NC, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 26, 2006, at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage, NC. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 27, 2006, at Cool Springs United Methodist Church in Glendon, NC. The memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. William Cashion and the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial will follow immediately after the service at Cool Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, "cowboy and helicopter pilot extraordinaire,""Doc" Fields was a native of Moore County, NC. He was a son of the late James Lynn and Vallie Phillips Fields. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, attaining the rank of Warrant Officer. He retired as a helicopter pilot for Walker Machinery Company in Charleston, WV. A life-long member of Cool Springs United Methodist Church, he was presently serving as Chairman of the Board of Pastor-Parish Relations.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Louvene Sanders Fields; a daughter, Kimberley R. Fields, and her husband, Curt A. Schmeck, of Charleston, WV; a son, David A. Fields, and his wife, Jessie, of Auburn, Maine; two sisters, Dora Anne Maness of Carthage, NC and Lorraine Williams of Robbins, NC; a brother, Leonard Fields of Stokesdale, NC; and five grandchildren, Doctor River Fields, Taylor and Mary Schmeck, and Ella and Tula Fields.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oncology Department of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.
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