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Lester J. Gornto Sr. - Southport

Mr. Lester Jarrett Gornto age 93 of Southport died Sunday May 27, 2012.

Mr. Gornto was born in Wilmington, NC on March 23, 1919 and was the son of the late R.B. and Irene Jarrott Gornto. Mr. Gornto retired from A&P Grocery after 45 years of employment. He was U.S. Army Veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Southport.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Evelyn Capps Gornto; two children, Evelyn Sullivan and husband Victor of Southport, Lester Gornto Jr. and wife Elaine of Leesville, SC; six grandchildren, Vicki Bishop, John Sullivan, Rodney Gornto, Larry Gornto, Barrett Swygert, Keela Amacher; five great grandchildren, Megan Bishop, JJ Sullivan, Lola Gornto, Wendell Lopez, Dane Amacher.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 2pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, Southport with Reverend Garrett Albertson officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington,NC.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church C/O Music Fund, 209 E. Nash St. Southport, NC 28461.

You may offer online condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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