YOUNGSVILLE— Newton “Monty” Monroe Pickard, 68, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center in Louisburg. Final rites will be held at 3  p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 27) at Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Fairfax officiating.  Interment will follow in the Horne family cemetery, Chadbourn.   

He was a native of Lee County and the son of the late John William and Ethel Mae Riggsbee Pickard.   

Surviving: wife, Brenda Kay Gordon Pickard of the home; sons, Steven Pickard of Louisburg and Charles Davis of Youngsville; a daughter, Angela Denise Turner of Youngsville; brothers, Johnny W. Pickard of Mobile, Ala., David Pickard and Walter Pickard, both of Siler City; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.