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Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Carnell Locklear

We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Carnell Locklear. Mr. Carnell passed away on May 25, 2022. His smile and joyful spirit will always be remembered among our people. His role as he played “Boss Strong” in the “Strike at the Wind!” Outdoor Drama was the first time that many people saw his vibrant personality. Mr. Carnell was a talented musician, actor and storyteller.


Devoted and loving father, husband, grandfather and friend, Mr. Carnell “Boss Strong” Locklear, 80, of 246 Red Banks Road, Pembroke was born August 22, 1941 and made his heavenly journey home on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ms. Peggy Locklear; two sons: Mr. Shawn Locklear and Mr. Quindell Locklear; parents: Mr. Jessie B. Bullard and Mrs. Nancy Jane Dial; step-father: Mr. Lacy Dial; five brothers: Mr. Curley Dial, Mr. Carlie Dial (Florella), Mr. Joe “Bear” Dial (Diane), Mr. Jackie Bullard, Mr. Daniel James Bullard (Gloria); two sisters: Ms. Monica Bullard and Ms. Frances Locklear.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Bakers Chapel Baptist Church with Revs. Lindbergh Chavis and Mark Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Locklear Family Cemetery. Mr. Locklear is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Michelle Johnson (Joe) of Pembroke and Mrs. Miranda Locklear (Bill) of the home; two sons: Mr. Wynndion (Cindy) of Maxton, Mr. Lynn Edward of the home; six sisters: Ms. Naomi Dial, Mrs. Alice Brooks (James) of Pembroke, Mrs. Ruby Locklear (Paul) Mrs. Rose Bullard (Gurney) Mrs. Sally Locklear (Grady) and Ms. Patricia “Pat” Bullard; six brothers: Mr. Fred Locklear of Sanford, Mr. Kenneth Bullard (Nell), Mr. Jessie Bullard, (Gerita) Mr. Larry Bullard (Wanda) Mr. Wilbert Bullard (Elvie) and Mr. Edward Bullard; five grandsons: Devin Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Nicholas Locklear and Justin Locklear’ three granddaughters: Nicole Johnson, Nikki Johnson and Heather Summerford; one great-granddaughter: Natalyn Raine Johnson; a very special friend: Mrs. Maxine Jones and a host of relatives and friends.




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