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Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Claimon Tyler

The Lumbee Tribe of N.C. would like to wish Mr. Claimon Tyler a very special Happy Birthday! Mr. Claimon celebrated his 100th birthday on December 26th.


He is the eldest of five children born to Henry and Bertha Locklear Tyler, in the community Fairmont. Mr. Claimon married his wife, Grace, on Christmas Day in 1939. They had seven children, three sons and four daughters. They also raised a grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler sharecropped for many years. He began his first public job as a general laborer on Fort Bragg. They later moved to Winston Salem, NC.


Both, Mr. Claimon and Grace enjoyed to fish and dedicated many years of service to do the work of the Lord. They relocated to Red Springs, NC, where Mr. Claimon served as the Pilgrim’s Way Holiness Church’s Pastor for 30 years. Since Mrs. Grace’s passing in 2007, Mr. Claimon continues to live in the Red Springs Community. Happy Birthday Mr. Claimon!


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