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Former Board President, Hall Of Famer Passes

PINEHURST—Former Moore County superintendent of schools Robert E. Lee, a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, died last Thursday at the age of 92.

A graduate of Elon College who earned his masters at UNC-Chapel Hill, he moved to Aberdeen in 1947 and began coaching at Aberdeen High School before becoming principal in 1950.

       He coached football, often of the six-man variety, basketball and baseball at Aberdeen and was also known as one of the pioneers in developing women’s athletics, as he coached women’s’ basketball and also organized a big women’s basketball tournament.

       Lee became superintendent of the Moore County system in 1959.

       He also served a term as president of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and was one of the founders of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators.

       The funeral is scheduled for today (Tuesday) at Carthage United Methodist Church, where he had been a long time member.