West End, NC
Tayden Shane Locklear, six year old son of Shane and Tia Garner Locklear died Friday at Duke University Hospital from a brain tumor.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Halls Memorial Church conducted by the Rev. John Stinnett. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Tayden was born December 9, 2005 in Guilford County and was a student in Mrs. Blue's kindergarten class at West End Elementary School. Tayden loved Jesus more that anything else. He always looked forward to camping with his family and playing in the water. He was a happy boy and even after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in January he believed he would get better. His hope was to play basketball this next year at school.
In addition to his parents he is survived by: brothers and sister, Daylon, Shania and Dakota; maternal grandparents Debbie and Joe Garner of Greensboro; paternal grandparents Natalie Locklear and Less Oxendine of Carthage; maternal great-grandparents Lucille Osborne of Greensboro and Betty and Jimmy Gaines of Coleridge; paternal great-grandparents Nathan and Betty Locklear of Stanley.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence of Natalie Locklear and Joe Oxendine, 1407 US Highway 15/501, Carthage.
Memorials may be made to: the Tayden Locklear Memorial Fund, c/o First Bank, P.O. Box 115, Carthage, NC, or any First Bank branch location.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is caring for the Locklear family.
Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. You guys are constantly in our prayers. Tayden was a light for others. We will miss his smiling face at church.
    Helen Games & family

  2. THE KIDS OF BARKSDALE AND(ARE ALL COUSINS) lit a candle for Tayden Shane Locklear


  4. I don’t know this brave little boy but my heart goes out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your time of grieving.

  5. I am very sorry for the loss of your little angel. Know that he is in a better place. I pray for healing and comfort for your family.

  6. im a friend of Judy..never had the pleasure of meeting Doodle personally…but he has deeply touched my heart..i will never be the same..

  7. We are so sorry for your loss of this precious little boy. We are praying that you will feel comfort and peace in the days ahead.
    John and Becky. Community Baptist loves you all

  8. I’ve been friends with Cathy McCandless forever. I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. May God shower you with His love, peace & grace during your time of unimaginable grief. My prayers will continue. May you find strength in each oth

  9. Tia and Shane-My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tayden was a beautiful, loving child with a smile that lit up a room. There is no doubt that he has graced heaven with that beautiful smile.

  10. i am so sorry of your loss. he is a angel up in heaven and also in the picture i have been keeping up about him on the facebook.

  11. Tayden was such a pleasant young boy. Also playing, and laughing. He will truly be missed by all of us that live in his neighborhood. He was a light for Jesus here on this earth and is now sitting beside him. Just knowing him has blessed my life.

  12. Tayden is at home with all the other SPECIAL ANGELS that went before him. He will be missed and will never be forgotten. Tia and Shane if you need someone to talk to I am just a call away.

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