Obituary, David A. Chestnut ,Southern Pines

David A. Chestnut, 33, of Southern Pines, departed this life on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020,  at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic, Southern Pines. Services are entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, we ask that donations are made to the National Kidney Foundation (
David Allyn Chestnut, known to his friends as “DC Smooth”, departed this life on November 11, 2020, at 33 years of age. David Allyn was born In Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 1, 1987, to David and Adele Chestnut.

David Allyn graduated from Pinecrest High School in 2005. He attended Central Carolina Community College where he studied TV & Radio Broadcasting. He later graduated from Sandhills Community College in 2015, with an Associate’s Degree in Communications. He received his EKG certification in 2017 and was most recently enrolled in Sterilization Processing. David Allyn was a lifelong learner, but the heart of his being was always music and entertainment.


Drake Murphy tells us that for so many years DC went through so much…so many surgeries…Not only did he make it through those trying times, but he did it with a smile on his face and truly with a song in his heart.

#LongLiveDCSmooth #SkribbitScrotchity #MasterFighter #LittleBro

Kent Murphy tells us that if you were blessed to know DC, you knew an authentic, genuine, talented, passionate, selfless, caring, inspirational human being and nothing short of a true fighter who unapologetically lived to the fullest! He was a real friend who made time for all of his friends and loved ones.

#Goals #LongLiveDC #YeetMan #Legendary

Harrison Miller describes his childhood friend as being the best friend he could ever ask for, his generosity and happiness is an inspiration to anyone who met him.      

                                    #LoveYaBuddy #DCSmooth

Raqqi Chalmers tells us how David fought through so much pain and would always say that he was okay so that no one would stress or worry. He also said that David was a true fighter who was loved and will be missed.

#DancingInHisSeat #UncleDave #SuperTalented #AlwaysOurBestMan

Greg Black tells us that his cuz was dealt a bad hand from the jump, but every day he made the most of it and wore it with a smile.


Greg Pattis posted, “DC please play my dad and uncle some good music in heaven. You’ll be severely missed and never forgotten.”

Greene Murphy texted David… “I love you man, I’m creating this music for you.”


Jonathan McSwain thanks his boy “Jazzie Phizzle” (DC) for the privilege of being a close friend and a light in his life. He promises to live with no regrets like DC would have wanted and he prays that David Allyn will hold him down from up above.

#DCSmooth4eva #DayOnePatnah #LifeoftheParty

David Allyn lived by this quote from Harvey Fierstein:

I do believe we’re all connected.

I do believe in positive energy.

I do believe in the power of prayer.

I do believe in putting good out into the world.

And I believe in taking care of each other.

David Allyn leaves to forever cherish his memory, his parents, David & Adele; his sister, Mariya; his aunts, Helen & Barbara Chestnut, Pam & Karen Coursey; his uncles, Julius Coursey (wife Judy), Harold & Earl Chestnut (wife Sylene) and a host of cousins and friends.

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