LOUISBURG – Samuel Edgar “Red” Gupton, Jr., 75, died Monday afternoon, July 19, 2010. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at Maple Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jay Tilley officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

He was a son of the late Samuel Edgar and Myrtle Glendora Davis Gupton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dale Gupton; sisters, Nobia Bottoms, Frances Champion, and infant sister, Mary Bernice Gupton.

Surviving: wife, Rosa L. Gupton; son, Chris Gupton (Linda) of Louisburg; daughter, Glenda Minjarez (Rolo) of Las Cruces, NM; sister, Marie Denton; brothers, Bobby Gupton and James Gupton, all of Louisburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association of NC, 514 Daniels St., Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.