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Southern Nash H.S. Band Director Passes Away

Posted July 20, 2006 9:52 a.m. EDT

— Southern Nash High School is mourning the loss of its band director.

Michael Lancaster died Tuesday due to problems related to sleep apnea.

Lancaster faced months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer before having surgery four years ago. The cancer finally disappeared and was in remission.

Lancaster is survived by his wife, a daughter and three sons.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Nash High School. Flowers are welcome or memorials in his name may be directed to:

Southern Nash High Music Boosters 6446 Southern Nash High Road Bailey, NC 27807