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Anne Gore Hostetler Register

May 16, 1931 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Anne Hostetler Register Obituary

 Ms. Anne Gore Hostetler Register, of Cary, formerly of Raeford went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2023, at the age of 92.

She was born in Hoke County, NC on May 16, 1931, to the late Arthur D. Gore and Annie Black McFadyen. 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles A. Hostetler, Sr.; daughter, Milan Hostetler; second husband, Thomas E. Register, Sr.; and son, Charles A. Hostetler, Jr.

Anne graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in English in 1953. She then went on to get her teacher’s certificate in English. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pinehurst as well as Raeford where she served as a Sunday school teacher, President of Baptist Women, and was a member of the Building Committee.

Anne was very active in the community. She started Arts in the Park and served as the President of the Arts Council. She helped organize the Hoke swimming pool, taught adult tennis for Parks and Recreation, served as a school board member and taught tennis at Flora MacDonald Day School, volunteered for H.E.L.P., and the Literacy Meals on Wheels Program.

She was also Past President of District Lawyer’s Wives, benefactor to several foreign families, served on the Regional Library Board and twenty-three years on the Hoke County Library Trustees as Secretary, North Carolina Museum of History Associates as Director on Regional and State levels, and Board Member of Cape Fear Museum. Anne was also President of the Raeford Women’s Club where she received Woman of the Year. She raised funds for the Hoke County Sculptured Deer Restoration, Performing Arts Stage, Turkey Festival activities, and the Hoke County Museum.

Her hobbies were writing poetry and playing tennis.

She is survived by her children, E. Henry Hostetler (Kathleen Smith Hostetler); Dorcas Hostetler Douglas (Mark Douglas); grandchildren, Peterson Hostetler, Honor Hostetler, Hank Hostetler, Jacob Hostetler, Joshua Douglas, Rachel Douglas Mitchell, Molly Hostetler, and Sarah Douglas; three great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Dr. Thomas Register, Jr., Robert Register, and Mary Anne Folckomer; and eight step great children. 

A private burial ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Raeford with Reverend Thomas Bounds officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Transitions Lifecare of Raleigh at their website www.transitionslifecare.org/donate.

Online memorials may be made on the Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford website. 

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Celebration of Life
November 18, 2023

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Raeford)


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