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SAMUEL R. LOCKLEAR SR of Pembroke, NC died June 19, 2017 at the age of 88. He was the first American Indian to be licensed as a funeral director in Robeson County. In 1952, he began working at Locklear Funeral Home, which was established by his parents, Luther H. and Pattie Hunt Locklear in 1948. He acquired ownership of the Locklear & Son Funeral Home after his father retired in 1965. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1954.