Edwin L. Houghtaling, age 89 of Pinehurst died Friday, June 21, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

Services will be held in NY at a later date. 

A native of Great Barrington, MA he was a son of the late Edwin L. and Mildred (Smith) Houghtaling. He was a US Army veteran and worked as building contractor most of his life in NY and NC. He moved to Moore County in 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Marlene Lezette Houghtaling; daughters Lisa Mahar of Livingston, NY and Lori Houghtaling of Pinehurst; sister Martha O'Connor of Mahopac, NY; two grandchildren Brett and Elyssa Boyles; great granddaughter Maya. 

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

An online register is available at PinesFunerals.com. 

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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss.-  Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible.-  (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29)-  Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness,

  2. Marlene and Lori, we were so sorry to hear that Ed passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Marlene, Lori and Lisa – we are so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing…..you all have been so strong caring for him and know that he will always be with you. – Thoughts and prayers to your family.

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