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Man, 30, dies in Vance County house fire

Posted June 7, 2010

— A 30-year-old man died in a Vance County house fire early Monday. A woman and her adult son who were also in the house escaped, but the mother fell and broke her arm, according to family members and emergency officials.

Emergency crews found Carlton Rudd Jr.'s body on the second floor of the house at 3100 Highway 158 Business just after midnight. He was a friend of the family, according to fire officials.

There was no word on what started the fire. The State Bureau of Investigation, the Vance County Sheriff's Office and fire marshal were investigating.


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  • garnertoy Jun 7, 2010

    Peace to the family and friends

  • michellepaine Jun 7, 2010

    Carolton will be dearly missed! Prayers are going up for his family and everyone that he touched during his short life. Michelle A

  • colagirl828 Jun 7, 2010

    Carlton was a wonderful man and a great friend. His family at Woodside Cottage misses him dearly already. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family..Nicola E

  • autumnleaves1964 Jun 7, 2010

    I will miss a great friend and to the family-my thoughts and prayers be with you. Dianna Allen

  • autumnleaves1964 Jun 7, 2010

    Prayers to the family and friends....may god be with you in this time of need. We will miss Carlton dearly, Rest in Peace my friend. Jodi M/Woodside Cottage

  • douglasriddick Jun 7, 2010

    Our hearts are heavy and our tears are flowing.... Thanks for your ongoing support and prayers as we mourn the lost of my dear brother.. We are thankful for each and every one of you...Shrounda