Grafton “Speedy” Creekmore, age 90, of Carthage, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at The Greens at Pinehurst. 

A native of Franklin County he was a son of the late Robert Clifford and Nellie Bowden Creekmore. 

Speedy lived in Carthage for many years and was a retired auto mechanic. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a good, honest, hardworking man who loved his family. He was an active member of YatesThagard Baptist Church as long as his health allowed him to be.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janie Goodwin Creekmore; daughters Dottie Johnson and Frances Forrest; brothers Robert Creekmore and Stacy Creekmore; sisters Florine Harper and Danelle Headen. 

He is survived by his children Grafton Creekmore Jr., Irene Ferguson, Judy Carroll, Lynn Caviness, Johnny Wester; son in law Roger Forrest; brother Everett Creekmore, sisters Dottie Andersen and Evelyn Bryan, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church Cemetery in Whispering Pines conducted by Pastor Steven Johnson. 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family. 

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