Mr. William F. Bethune

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Mr. William Frederick Bethune, 85, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at his home.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Colen Bethune and Lorene Wilder Bethune.

Mr. Bethune resided in the Belle Meade Retirement Community.  He was a retired educator and principal with the Cumberland County School System, as well as an artist, student and major supporter of Methodist University.  He provided the primary gift of funds necessary to construct the William Frederick Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University.

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