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James S. Assad, Jr.

November 14, 1929 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 91)


SHELBY - James S. Assad, Jr., 91, of Shelby, NC passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. 

He was a native of Southern Pines, NC, was born November 14, 1929 in Bertie County, NC to the late James S. Assad, Sr. and Alice Keel Assad. James served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was manager and owner of New England Esso in Manly, NC for many years. He also managed the Mini Mart Convenient Store in Southern Pines.

James is preceded in death by his wife Linda S. Assad of Collins, GA and his brother Daniel W. Assad of Southern Pines.

James is survived by a daughter, La'Wana A. Abernathy (Preston) of Apopka, FL; sons, Rafi J. Assad (Deborah) of Flat Rock, NC and Karl Najib Assad (Debbie) of Blacksburg, SC; a sister, Margaret A. McDonald of Southern Pines, NC. He leaves nine grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines, NC.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service of Boiling Springs, NC. Online condolences may be made at

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