Obituary for Brycen Gray Mabe of Carthage

Brycen Gray Mabe, age 17, of Carthage, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Brycen was born on July 29, 2006 in Pinehurst. He was a rising Senior at Pinecrest High School and lived for football. He was an aspiring professional football player and was a starter and defensive end on the varsity football team, where he proudly wore the #91. He and his teammates won the Sandhills Conference Championship in 2023. Bycen’s life motto was “Pain is Temporary, Jesus is Forever.” He was saved November 4, 2016 and was a member of Middle Cross Baptist Church in West End.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Arnold Locklear and paternal grandfather John Nance Mabe.

He is survived by his parents Patsy Odom Mabe of Carthage and Steve Allen Mabe of Jackson Springs; sister Krissanie Talabac and husband Cameron of Andrews, TX; brother Princeton Allen Mabe of Carthage; maternal grandmother Alice Locklear of Rockingham; maternal grandfather Norman Ross Odom, Sr. of Lenoir; paternal grandmother Mary Louise Mabe of Jackson Springs; two nephews Andrew and Tyler Talabac and a third nephew Lance Graycen Talabac due September 15, 2024.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18th in the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School. Burial will follow at Flinty Knoll Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellerbee, NC. The family will receive friends in the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School on Monday, June 17, 2024 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

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