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Michael "Mike" Wayne Crume

October 16, 1946 - June 14, 2020

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Michael Wayne “Mike” Crume, 73, of Hamlet, passed away, Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his residence.

He was born October 16, 1946, in Richmond County, son of Eugene Rollie Crume and Elizabeth Griffin Crume.

Mike was a former teacher with Richmond County Schools, teaching History and Political Science; A Veteran of the US Army, and a Bronze Star recipient during the Vietnam war.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara C. Liggins.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Pruitt Crume of the home; son, Michael W. Crume, Jr. (Laurie) of Rockingham; grandchildren, Michael W. Crume,III, Matthew Rollie Crume, Jacob Myles Crume, Destiny Lynn Chappell(Kevin) and Alyssa Nicole McNeill (Donnell ); great-grandchildren, Brookelynn, Kevin,Jr., Colton and Zander; favorite cat , Jacob Olaf; and his Best friend and “Brother from another Mother”, David Fieg.

Mike request was no funeral for himself, instead he suggested you take that time to be with your family, visit a veteran, spend time with the elderly or enjoy a friend.

A private graveside, with Military honors, will be held for Mike later this week; due to Covid -19 restrictions and his request.

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Private Graveside / which was his request

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Karen Frantz

Elaine, I was so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was always such fun to be with. My brother has lost a truly great friend. May your many fond memories of Mike and your faith carry you through this very painful time. Peace be with you.
Comment | Posted at 06:05pm via Condolence
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Karen Frantz

Elaine, I am truly sorry to hear about Mike's passing. You and he were always such fun to be with. My brother has lost a truly great friend. May your fond memories of Mike carry you through this very difficult time. Karen Frantz
Comment | Posted at 06:00pm via Condolence
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David G. Fieg

I'm gonna miss my astute "big" brother...and my mentor...another big empty hole in my life....David Fieg
Comment | Posted at 01:18pm via Condolence
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Veep Nettles

Elaine,
Special thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
"Veep" and Debby Nettles
Comment | Posted at 09:18am via Condolence
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Carolyn Walker

Dear Elaine and Family, I am so very sorry for your and family's loss of Mike. May God be with each of you at this most difficult time. Peace, Love and Prayers. Carolyn Walker
Comment | Posted at 10:31pm via Condolence
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