Mario Ares Sr.

April 19, 1924December 14, 2011

Retired Msgt Mario Ares, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2011. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, a Bronze Star recipient, paralegal and retired Lumberton High School educator.

Mr. Ares was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Alfonsa and his sisters Carmen, Juana, Providencia, Basilisa, Maria and Justa.

Mr. Ares is survived by his wife, Lois Ares; two sons, Mario Ares, Jr. and Tony Ares; two daughters-in-law Lynda Ares and Kimberly Ares; one sister Felicita Ares, one grandchild, Martina Ares and a multitude of loving nephews and nieces.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in the Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Burial will follow at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Laura Bowers

December 21, 2011

It was an honor to be a part of his healthcare team. He was such a gracious and caring person. We will miss him dearly. May our thoughts and prayers give you comfort in this difficult time. Dr Bowers (WAMC Coumadin Clinic)

Turner Family

December 17, 2011

Dear Mario, Lynda, & Martina,
May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories you hold dear to your hearts. With love,
Sue, Kevin, Betsy & Carol Anne

December 17, 2011

Mario, Lynda, Martina & Ares Family,
Our love and prayers are with you always and especially during this difficult time.
Fred and Maxine Kilgore (Madison, Al)

Derek & Dorothy Davidson

December 17, 2011

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.

December 16, 2011

Peace and love of our Lord Jesus the Christ be in you Tony, Kim and Family.

Your friends in Christ,

Howard and Ruth Moses
Colonial Heights, VA

CSM Rick & Mary Cooper

December 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Laura Richards

December 15, 2011

Tony and Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you and keep you.