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He made a difference in so many ways

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Lester Garfield Belk, 1952-2019

By Greg Summers

At his church, the NAACP, nonprofits and government boards of every purpose, Lester Belk threw his hand up whenever his community needed a volunteer.
Belk, known for making a difference with a few carefully chosen words, died Friday at his home. He was 67.
“His loss has hit me like a torpedo. I don’t know any other way to describe it. Lester was such a wise man,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, director of research and development for the Lancaster County School District.


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