Monday, August 29, 2011

Carl Houston Axsom Sr

Apr 22 1915-Sept 17 1992
EDEN-Carl Houston Axsom Sr, 77, of 129 N. Rickman Street, died Sept 17 1992, at Brian Nursing Center.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m Saturday at First Methodist Church of Draper, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Dan View Cemetery.
A native of Rockingham County, he was a former sheriff of Rockingham County, former president of N.C. Sheriff's Association, a member of National Sheriff's Association, a member of the Rockingham County Shrine Club, and a member of the Rotary club.
He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, and the first chief of police for the city of Draper.
He was a member of the Governor's Law And Order Committee, a member of the Criminal Code Commission, and an honorary guard for the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson.
Surviving are wife Fannie P.Axsom; son Carl H. Axsom Jr. of Eden; daughter Judy Smith of Eden; stepdaughter Pamela Berkley of Reidsville; sister Mrs Cassie Dickerson of Eden; brother Eugene Axsom of Axton, VA, Jimmy Axsom of Eden, Alton Axsom of Greensboro; four grandchildren, one great grandchild.
Burial Danview Cemetery, Eden, Rockingham County, NC

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