LOUISBURG - Richard “Ricky” Allen Stewart, 56, of the Wood/Centerville community died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Wake Medical Center.  He was employed by the Franklin County Schools and Louisburg Tractor & Truck Company.  He was a member of the Centerville Fire Department.  He was a hard worker and he loved to help anyone in need. 

He is survived by his wife, Kim Gupton Stewart; his daughter, Lauren Stewart, both of the Wood/Centerville community; his sisters, Cathy Allen and Phyllis Stewart, both of Four Oaks; his brother, Dennis Stewart and his wife, Pam of Goldsboro; one niece, Dana Davis and husband Bryan; and three nephews, Neil Stewart, Jason Allen and Stuart Allen; and three great-nieces. 

The family received friends Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, with the Rev Randall Owens & Dr. Elvin Butts officiating.  Burial followed in the Gupton Family Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to

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