Retired Chief Larry McAlister Passes Away

Larry McAlister with his wife, Pat, in 2011.

Charles Lawrence “Larry Mack” McAlister, 73, of 4541 NC Hwy 22 South, Ramseur, NC, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral Services, 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Concord United Methodist Church, Coleridge.

Officiating, Rev. Ed Carter, George Kivett.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Larry was a native of Guilford County, a retired electrician from Eveready with 25 years of service, and a member of Concord UMC for 53 years. He was a fireman with Coleridge Fire Department for 38 years, serving as Captian, Assistance Chief, and Chief. He was preceded in death by father, Charles B. McAlister, two grandchildren, Whitney Gentry, Savannah Gentry.

Survivors: wife, Pat Powers McAlister, of the home, daughters, Lisa McAlister Capps, and husband Kenny, of Milton, FL., Susan McAlister Leonard, and husband, Ty, of Coleridge, mother, Ruth McAlister McCrickard, of Ramseur, grandchildren, Matt Rector, and wife, Stephanie, of Ramseur, Tyler Leonard, and wife, Jennifer, of Yokota Air Base, Japan, Autumn Capps, of Milton, FL., great granddaughter, Aria Elizabeth Leonard.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Hospice of Randolph County, Coleridge Fire Department, family and friends.

Visitation, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, at the Coleridge Fire Department, and other times at the residence.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to the Coleridge Fire Department, 4495 NC Hwy 22 South, Ramseur, NC 27316.

Any fire department wishing to have apparatus participate in the funeral procession, please contact us at

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