ELON — Herman "H.A." Alexander Somers, age 83, of Jimmy Bowles Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 10, 2007, at Moses Cone Hospital. He was a native of Alamance County and the son of the late Herman Alexander and Beulah Wrenn Somers.
H.A. worked 18 years with Motor Bearings and later retired from Somers Manufacturing. He worked in recent years with Food Lion Grocery on South Church Street. He attended the First Baptist Church of Elon for over 20 years and was a member of the Disciples Sunday School Class. H.A. was a charter member since 1949 of the Altamahaw-Ossipee Fire Department. After helping organize the fire department he worked until 1982 when he was made an honorary member and appointed to the Board of Directors. H.A. served as president of the board for many years and was active until his death.
H.A. was a US Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during WW II and he was a member of the Gibsonville VFW Post # 2972. He was a member of the Tabasco Masonic Lodge # 271 of Gibsonville since December 3, 1949, where he served presently as Treasurer and formerly as Master of the lodge.
Survivors include his sons and daughtersin-law, Mark Somers and his wife, Anne of Burlington, Bryan Somers and his wife, Kathy of Burlington;
Kyle Somers, Kevin Somers, Mitzi Chandler; sisters, Doris Godwin of Elon, Bonnie Huskey of Elon and Marie Bunn of Gibsonville; brother, Ervin "Bid" Somers of Elon. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Somers.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elon by Rev. Mark Mofield and the burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park with military honors provided by the US Navy Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the home of Bryan Somers, 3057 Sandpiper Trail, Burlington, NC 27215.
Memorials may be made to the A-0 Volunteer Fire Department, 2806 Old NC 87 Hwy, Elon, NC 27244.