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McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC

OBITUARY

Herman Ray Lancaster

March 27, 1940January 17, 2020
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Herman Lancaster, age 79, was born on March 27, 1940 in Johnston County to the late Roy and Lucile Lancaster. Herman retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) after 33 years of designing roads. After retiring from DOT, he worked with Wetherill Engineering, Inc. for six years. Herman also served six years in the United States Army Reserves with the 805th MP Unit in Raleigh. Herman was a great friend to many people and never met a stranger. He always had a smile on his face. He was a devoted husband, father, and granddaddy. He is survived by his wife, Dianne; daughter, Lynne Sanders and husband, Mike of Cary; granddaughter, Brooke Sanders of Cary; grandson, Colton Sanders of Cary and sister, Betty Batchelor of Clayton. Herman is preceded in death by a brother, Everette Lancaster of Blackstone, Virginia. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20th at Powhatan Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577. Online condolences may be made to the Lancaster family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.

  • FAMILY

  • Dianne Lancaster, Wife
  • Lynne Sanders (Mike), Daughter
  • Brooke Sanders, Granddaughter
  • Colton Sanders, Grandson
  • Betty Batchelor, Sister
  • Everette Batchelor, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • J.E. Barbour, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Beal, Pallbearer
  • Gerry "Buck" Canady, Pallbearer
  • Scott Chestnut, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Codispoti, Pallbearer
  • Percy Smith, Pallbearer
  • Charlie Williams, Pallbearer
  • Larry Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Spencer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • SECU Hospice House

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 2020

Memories

Herman Ray Lancaster

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Sara & Mark Donaldson

January 24, 2020

Hi Dianne,
Mark and I are sad to hear this news.
We think of you often and miss you.
You will be in our prayers.
May sweet memories give you strength in the days ahead.
Would love to see you!
Sara & Mark Donaldson
Pittsboro, NC

Hollie Tudor

January 20, 2020

Dear Aunt Dianne, Lynn, & family, we are all very sorry to hear about the loss of our Uncle Herman. He was a very dear & sweet man. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember him letting me and my brother, Ben Jones sample a piece of the carved turkey every Thanksgiving when our family all got together. We love you.

Deborah Estes

January 20, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and strength during this time. Love, Deborah and Howard Estes

Peggy Underwood

January 20, 2020

Welcome home, Dan

Kathy & Mike Jones

January 18, 2020

Dianne, Lynne and Family,
Herman was a kind, caring, and compassionate person, who always had a smile. He was a joy to know , and will be missed greatly. He loved all of you so much. Praying God gives you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Jerry and Jessica Davis

January 18, 2020

Jerry and I are so sorry at the loss of Mr. Herman. Although he is gone from this world, he will surely not be forgotten.

Sandra Smith Provenzano

January 18, 2020

Dear Diane and family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. Mr. Herman is such a wonderful man. Always smiling, always with a kind, listening ear, always just such a southern gentleman. I know he's with the Lord now and he is happy and at peace. For the family left behind, it's so difficult. If I can help out in any way - even if you just want to cry and talk - please let help. I've known Mrs. Diane and him for most of my life. The world is a sadder place tonight. But heaven rejoices. Love and prayers....

Donna Price

January 18, 2020

Dane, Dale and I would like to extend our condolences. Herman was such a sweet man and always shared a word of encouragement and a smile. We love you and praying for you and your family.
Dale & Donna Price

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