Grafton “Speedy” Creekmore, age 90 of Carthage died Friday, December 11, 2020 at The Greens at Pinehurst.

A native of Franklin County he was a son of the late Robert Clifford and Nellie Bowden Creekmore.

Speedy lived in Carthage for many years and was a retired auto mechanic. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a good, honest, hardworking man who loved his family. He was an active member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church as long as his health allowed him to be.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janie Goodwin Creekmore; daughters Dottie Johnson and Frances Forrest; brothers Robert Creekmore and Stacy Creekmore; sisters Florine Harper and Danelle Headen.

He is survived by his children Grafton Creekmore Jr., Irene Ferguson, Judy Carroll, Lynn Caviness, Johnny Wester; son in law Roger Forrest; brother Everett Creekmore, sisters Dottie Andersen and Evelyn Bryan, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church Cemetery in Whispering Pines conducted by Pastor Steven Johnson.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

Online condolences may be made at



Graveside Service: December 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Yates-Thagard Baptist Church
3820 Vass-Carthage Road
Carthage , NC 28327


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  1. May you rest in peace. There will be plenty of birdies in heaven. So use to love playing golf with you so many years ago.

  2. I helped with the craft program at the home. Speedy was my favorite guy!! He would take my hand and kiss it and sometimes was sad.
    He was a good sport and would sometimes chuckle. When asked why he’d say “I never thought i’d be stringing beads.” He was a love and will be missed. I’m so glad to have known him even for a few brief years!

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