CANTON — William “Bill” Alexander McEntire Jr., 69, a great historian and friend to many, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

A graveside memorial service with Masonic Rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday edition of The Mountaineer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Haywood County Rescue Squad, PO Box 931, Waynesville, NC 28786 or the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the McEntire family and words of comfort may be shared at

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