DATELINE: Raeford Dyson E. Patterson of 307 West 3rd Avenue, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville at the age of 91. Mr. Patterson was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 24, 1919 to the late Ernest Brown Patterson and Ruth Dyson Patterson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Marcella Patterson and a son, Dyson Patterson, Jr. He served in the US Army during WWII and continued his military career in the US Air Force until he retired. Survivors include two sons: Richard Patterson of Austin, TX and Robert Patterson of Belleville, IL; a daughter: Dr. Jean Ann Patterson of Wichita, KS; a brother: Retired Major General Robert B. Patterson of Peachtree City, GA; two sisters: Ruth P. Pecora of Raeford, NC and Jean P. Schonholtz of Colorado Springs, CO; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Visitation will be between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Monday, May 31, 2010 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Elliott officiating. A graveside service will be 2:30 pm at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery in Chapel Hill, NC.
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