An Educator and Friend to many to be remembered
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By Erin Smith A longtime Bladen County Educator, former Superintendent, and friend to many people who knew him, will be missed. Mr. William J. Hair of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesdaymorning. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time on the family farm, enjoyed time with his family and taking part in numerous community activities. Mr. William J. Hair, 92, grew up in the White Oak community and served honorably in the US Navy before retuning home to Bladen County. He served as Superintendent of Bladen County Schools for a number of years including the period of desegregation of the schools. Ricky Leinwand, owner of Leinwand’s Department Store, said, “He was just …..