George W. Utley, age 89 of Pinebluff passed away peacefully Monday, March 11, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.


A memorial gathering will be held Saturday at Powell Funeral Home from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.


Born in Richmond County to the late William and Prudence (Bethea) Utley, he spent most of his life in Pinebluff. George worked for J.P. Stevens and Proctor Silex. He also worked at Wallace Parts and Salvage in Pinebluff for many years. George loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener. He would help anyone who was in need and was deeply loved by his family and community.


He is survived by his wife of 29 years Ann Johnson Harris Utley; daughters Medina James of Pinebluff, Tambra Chamberlin of Aberdeen, Anita Leathers of Pinebluff; sons Melha Harris of MA and William Harris of Alexandria, LA; sister Helen Culver of PA; brother Charles Utley of Los Angeles, CA; niece Julian Nicholson; many other nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tamber’s Place, â„… Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1449, Pinehurst, NC 28370 to help the homeless in Moore County.


Powell Funeral Home is serving the Utley Family.


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  1. At times like these we need the most comfort. The best comfort I can offer you is found in Revelation 21:3, 4 where it states, ‘With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and t

  2. A MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on March 15, 2019

    Uncle George, you are loved and will be truly missed. We could have not asked for a better uncle. You will always be with us. Love you always.
    Love Leah, Joshua, Prudence

  3. Rest in Peace George. You certainly work hard enough on this earth. You have our ultimate respect !
    The Carpenter Family of Pinebluff

  4. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart, I will in mine ! Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the lost of your loved one.
    Lisa Morgan –  Pinebluff

  5. I am keeping the entire family in my prayers. George was one of a kind, and he married another one of a kind Ann.
    I’m blessed to have known George
    Love to you all.

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