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Originally published: 2012-12-03 09:28:39
Last modified: 2012-12-03 09:28:39

Albert M. "Al" Fickling II

Albert M. "Al" Fickling II, 60, of 297 Blackberry Road, Boone, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home with his family at his side.

Al attended Apex High School, Apex, and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1971. He was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill in 1975 with a BS in Geology and was a geologist and geophysisist in uranium exploration. He attended UAB Birmingham. He became a certified public accountant in 1986, and has been practicing in North Carolina for more than two decades.

He was an Eagle Scout, ordained deacon of the Baptist Church and adult Sunday school teacher. He loved the Lord and wanted others to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. His granddaughter calls him "De-Da the Magnificent."

Survivors include his wife, Camelia Hart Fickling of the home; a son, James M. Fickling and wife, Kristina, of Boone; a daughter, Tara Kristen Fickling, of Boone, and her boy friend, Mike Best, of Morrisville; a granddaughter, Skylynn Fickling of Boone; father and mother-in-law, D. J. and Betty Hart of West Jefferson. Survivors also include a brother & sister-in-law, Myron Hart and wife, Lindy, of West Jefferson; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Albert M. "Buck" Fickling and Louise "Lucy" Fickling.

Funeral Service for Mr. Albert M. "Al" Fickling II will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Laurel Fork Baptist Church with Dr. Daniel Featherstone officiating. The body will lie in state at the church 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family received friends 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.

Flowers were appreciated or memorials may be made to N.C. Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360, or High Country Health Care System, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100B, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Fickling family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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