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The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina)
Feb 12, 2008 - 10:37:03 pm CST
The Caswell Parish presented its first annual leadership award to Mr. John M. Pleasant of Purley, during a banquet held on Tuesday, February 12. This newly created award is presented to a Caswell Coutny citizen that exemplifies unselfish services to God, country and community. A veteran of the US Marine Corp and World War II, Pleasant has demonstrated his unselfish commitment to services to others through his church, Purley United Methodist, service on the Board of the Caswell County Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Caswell Family Medical center and his support of the Caswell Parish and its programs.
Pleasant owned and managed a second generation family business, Pleasant General Store, with his brother William before founding Ace Home and Building center in Yanceyville, now owned by the Walker family. Today, he remains very active in his church and community. He is well-known for organizing the Purley Methodist church monthly men's breakfast, now in its 31st year, which includes men from across the county, his many years of delivering Meals on Wheels and his love of the Boston Red sox. Pleasant is a life-long native of Caswell County and is married to Mabel Bradner Pleasant. They have two sons, Dan and Mike, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
John Miller Pleasant is the son of John Milner Pleasant (1887-1942) and Irma John Wingate Davis (1890-1975). Mabel Bradner Pleasant is the daughter of Lancelot L. Bradner (182-1965) and Sallie Eunice Smith (1887-1967). For more on this family visit the Caswell County Family Tree.