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Arthur Dail

Passed Away: February 24, 2010

KINSTON – Arthur Milton Dail, 81, of Kinston, N.C. passed away on Wednesday, February 24,2010 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital after a year of declining health. He was born on Dec.28, 1928 to the late Betty and Arthur Dail in Duplin County, N.C.

A graduate of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., he received his degree in Business Administration in 1955. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a flight engineer on a B29. Arthur also served as Wing Commander of the Civil Air Patrol for many years, president of Civitan International and the World Trade Organization. In recent years he served on the Advocacy Council for the AARP in North Carolina.

Mr. Dail held positions with First Citizens Bank for 30 years, his last being a vice-president. After retirement, he was called back to help organize the little bank in Kinston, N.C. in 1998.

Survivors include his beloved and devoted wife of 52 years, Joyce Godwin Dail; son Arthur Gregory Dail (wife Nancy) of Virginia Beach, Va; grandchildren Andrew Dail, Nicholas Dail, Katherine Dail of Virginia Beach, Va and Patrick George, Alexis George, Mary Ashton George of Statesville, N.C; sisters Jean Lange of Texas, Barbara Rivera of California, Helen Tjiong of Florida, Betty Calton of Raleigh, Glenda Lambert and Audrey Bradshaw of Clinton, N.C.

He was predeceased by his daughter Holli Dail George; sister Margaret Garity; and brothers Durwood and George.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie, N.C. on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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