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Obituary

George Francis “Frank” Warren, Jr., 83, of Snow Hill, NC passed away on August 1, 2018. A funeral service will be held at St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Snow Hill on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 10 am. The Reverend Robert Alves will officiate. In honor of one of Frank’s favorite charitable programs, guests are invited to bring can pop top rings for the offering. These will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Guests are also invited to stay after the service for a pot-luck pig pickin.

Frank was the oldest of three sons born to George Francis “Frank” Warren, Sr. and Mary Broadfoot MacRae Warren of Snow Hill. He had a successful career as a journalist in several North Carolina newspapers including those in Reidsville, Thomasville, High Point, Goldsboro, Kinston and Durham. He served as executive director of the National Society for Autistic Children and was founder and director of Full Citizenship of Maryland, a community support organization for adults with autism. Upon his return to Snow Hill he followed in his father’s footsteps as caretaker of St Barnabas Episcopal Church. His civic activities in Snow Hill included the Greene Citizens for Responsible Growth and the Snow Hill Historical Commission. He was always ready to sing songs, play the harmonica, cook a pig, make a fish stew, or head to Finn’s Island with family and friends!

Frank was preceded in death by his parents George Francis Warren, Sr, Mary Broadfoot MacRae Warren, and Katherine Elizabeth Bost Warren and his “third mother” Addie Victoria Lane.

Frank is survived by his wife, Sandra, and their son, Tom and wife Holly (grandsons Jude and Mason); his first wife, Mary Lou, and their three children, Duncan and wife Mary (grandson Robert), Mary MacRae (grandson Azar), and George. He is also survived by two brothers, Alex and wife Faye, and Jimmy; nephews, Alex, Jr and wife Elizabeth (great niece Melanie), Quentin, Jonathan, Jim and wife Marie (great niece Coralie); and niece, Beth and husband Mark (great nephew Duncan and great niece Lane).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 106 West Greene Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Frank’s immediate family would like to thank family and friends who shared love, prayer, and fellowship during this journey. A special thank you is given to Carol Warren, Sheree’ Justus and their colleagues at Community Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

Frank says, “See ya later alligators!”