Obituaries

September 22, 2016

KATHY YOW ANDREWS
Mrs. Kathy Yow Andrews, 60, of Bennett,  died Wednesday, (09-14-2016) at the Siler City Center.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, (09-17-2016) at the Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Yow officiating.
Kathy was born in Lee County in 1956, daughter of the late Jake Yow and Mattie Harrison Yow. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Chatham County Schools for 18 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Yow.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Glenn D. Andrews of the home; son, Benjamin D. Andrews of the home; sisters Nancy Boggs of Broadway, and Maude Oakley of Cameron.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice,  P.O. Box 66,   Sanford, N.C. 27331.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

TERRY FRANKLIN ROBICHAUD
Mr. Terry Franklin Robichaud, 24, of Carthage, died Thursday, (09-15-2016).
A memorial service was held Sunday, (09-18-2016), at 2p.m.. at his home at 132 Green Acres Road in Carthage.
Mr. Robichaud was born in Lee County,  on February 16, 1992.
Survivors include  his mother, Paula Jones of Carthage; brother, Alexander Jones of Charlotte; sisters, Jessica Jones of Sanford, Mercedes Alvarado of Carthage;
and maternal grandmother, Gladys Jones.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

NOAH CONNOR WERKHEISER
Noah Connor Werkheiser, Infant, of Sanford, died Saturday, (09-17-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
All services are private.
Surviving relatives include his parents, Phillip Andrew Werkheiser and Amber Connor Werkheiser; paternal grandparents, David and Missy Dycus of Sanford and John Werkheiser of Georgia; maternal grandparents, Doug and Sherry Connor of Sanford; paternal great grandparents, Al and Jo-Anne Brown of Sanford and Bea Werkheiser of Texas and maternal great grandmother Sylvia Martindale of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LINDA “Susan”  MARLEY
Mrs.  Linda “Susan” Marley, 59, of Eagle Springs,  died Friday, (09-16-2016) at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (09-21-2016), at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Russell Brownworth presiding.
Susan was born in Chatham County, in 1957, daughter of the late Clarence Junior Caviness and Beatrice C. English. She worked in cabinet making for many years and later worked as a C.N.A. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rickey Junior Caviness.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Beatrice C. English and Eugene “Peanut” English of Bennett, daughter, Erica Thompson of Seagrove; son, Stephen Marley of Robbins; sisters, Vickie Heirn of Bennett,  Betty Allred of Franklinville; brother, Mickey Caviness of Star, and four grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com .

DOROTHY H. BASNIGHT
Dorothy H. Basnight, 86 of Chapel Hill, passed away Monday (09-12-2016).
Arrangements are being taken care of by Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.
www.CremationSociety
NC.com.

GLENN WILLIAM WALTERS  
Glenn William Walters passed away Saturday (09-17-2016).
A memorial service was held at Putnam Friends Church in Carthage at 5 p.m. on Thursday, (09-22-2016).
Glenn was born in Siler City to Rebecca Joyce Diggs and James David “JD” Walters on September 22, 1970. He attended Union Pines High School, and worked as a construction supervisor.
Survivors include daughters, Ashley Ann Walters, Emma Grace Walters; step-daughter, Rachel Spencer Matson; mother, Rebecca Joyce Diggs, brothers, Michael Walters, and sister, Patricia Beheeler. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, James “Jimmy” David Walters, Jr. and his grandmother, Bezoir Diggs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ashley Walters account at SECU (specified for Glenn Wm. Walters memorial) or call 919-214-6689.

CALVIN SUMMIE TURNER
Calvin Summie Turner, 54, passed away on Thursday (09-15-2016). Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

ETHEL HENDERSON FOUSHEE    
Ethel Henderson Foushee, age 97, of Moncure, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, September 12, 2016 at her home.
She was born in Onslow County, NC on May 23, 1919 to the late Claude Adolphus Henderson and Ola Humphrey Henderson. She is preceded in death by her brothers Elmer Henderson, Lewis Henderson, and Bill Henderson, and her sisters Emma Banks, Mary Meadows, Mae Banks, and Janie Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, the Rev. Garland Lewis Foushee. She is survived by her son Kenneth Lewis Foushee and wife Nancy of Sanford; her daughter Karen and her daughter Beth Foushee Brafford and husband Jeff of Broadway. She has three grandchildren, Kensey Foushee Erkes and husband Jason of LaGrange, Karey Foushee of Cary and Will Brafford of Broadway; and one great-grandson, Asher Lewis Erkes of LaGrange.
She loved her Lord Jesus with all her heart, and she dedicated her life to being his disciple. She supported her husband in ministry and dedicated her children to the Lord before they were born.  She took pride in the many homes she lived in as a pastor’s wife always spending her free time planting and caring for her flower gardens.  With her warm smile and kind ways she loved, nurtured, and taught her children and grandchildren and countless children at churches where she and her husband served in Maysville, Henderson, Zebulon, Sanford, Beulaville, and Fairmont.   She was a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, WMU leader, a Junior Choir director, and sang in the church choir. Her special ministry was calling church members on their birthday and anniversary.
In 1991 Rev. and Mrs. Foushee retired and moved to the Foushee Home Place where she enjoyed working in the yard creating beautiful flower gardens.  Over the past few years her loving caregivers, Eva Mae McLean, Leola Carter, and Alice McCrimmon allowed her to stay at her home and enjoy the beauty of her creations.
Even during her last days she stated she wanted her children to accept Christ as their Savior.  When reminded that her children had made that decision she replied, “I mean all the little children.”
The funeral service was held Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church, Moncure, with Rev. Julian Motley officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the services.
Memorials may be made to Gum Springs Baptist Church, 227 Gum Springs Church Road, Moncure, NC 27559 or East Sanford Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 609, Sanford, NC 27331.
Condolences may be made at www.

MILDRED HEADEN LEMONS
Mildred Headen Lemons, 94, of Siler City died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Lemons was born in Chatham County on May 9, 1922 the daughter of William J. and Minnie Ola (Smith) Headen.  She was a graduate of Siler City High School where she played basketball.  Mildred was a member of Hope United Methodist Church and later joined the Siler City Chapel.  She had been employed with Chatham Foods and had cared for children in her home.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Milton Lemons, III; her parents and a sister, Margaret Tillman; brother, Clyde Headen.
She is survived by son, Thomas Edward Lemons and wife Carolyn, one daughter, Dee Lee Thompkins and son, Johnnie Milton Lemons, IV and wife Darlene. all of Siler City; grandchildren, Courtney Lemons, Crystal Calhoun, Paige Buffaloe, Amanda Spinks, Will Lemons; great-grandchildren, Callie and Colby Calhoun, Mason and Reese Buffaloe, Madison, Camden, Riley, Anson Spinks, Chloe and Carmen Lemons; special nieces, Cindy Burke Bray and Sandra Elmore Siler of Siler City.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Kenny Black officiating.  Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Bonlee Baptist Church, 25 Al Davis Road, Bear Creek, NC  27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfun
eralhome.com.

KATIE SUE CASH MAYBERRY  
Katie Sue Cash Mayberry, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center in Sanford, NC.  Katie Sue was born December 26, 1923, daughter of the late Nina Etta Clark Cash and Dewitt Carl Cash.  She was a native of Wake County and graduated from Cary High School in 1942.  She married Charles (Chuck) Ronald Mayberry from Flint, Michigan where she resided and became the mother of two daughters.  She returned to Bethesda, NC to be closer to her family.
Katie Sue was an active member of the Home Demonstration Club of Durham County winning numerous awards for her leadership, an active member of the Durham County Agricultural Department, and was a dedicated member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Bethesda, NC. She was always involved in her daughters’ school activities and never missed the PTA meetings.  Katie Sue and Chuck loved to dance and go to drive-in movies on Friday night with the girls and a big bucket of popcorn.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her “Mama Kate”. She loved to travel with the family, especially to the mountains and looked forward to day trips with her sisters and brothers. She was quick to speak what was on her mind and never knew a stranger. She loved to talk with people.  Katie Sue was a hard worker and always kept her house clean and her yard tidy. She always had her laundry on the clothesline.  She could be heard by neighbors singing hymns while mowing her grass with a push lawn mower.
Katie Sue enjoyed eating out and did so often with her family and friends. She had lunch at K &W cafeteria with her brothers and sisters every week for years. She was very fond of ice cream (moose tracks was her favorite) and she also loved strawberry milkshakes, Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, sweet tea and Pepsi, and a good sausage biscuit with jelly.
She retired from Bethesda Baptist Church Day Care and later moved to Apex, NC within the Bells Community.  She became a member of Bells Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health declined. Katie Sue was a dedicated member to Bells and enjoyed her time spent with the church’s activities.
In addition to her husband and parents, Katie Sue was preceded in death by her sisters Lula Mae Stone and Virgie Lee Howard; brothers Dewitt Carl Cash, James Herbert Cash and a daughter, Linda Mayberry Rozier.
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Mayberry Johnson with husband Ivan Edward Johnson of Apex;  grandchildren, Cindy Cox of Lexington;  James Rozier of Lumberton;  Melissa Fraley of Cameron; Tonya Harris of Moncure; and Allan Johnson of Clayton.   Katie Sue has 11 great grandchildren, April Strum; Robert Cox; Dylan, Jamie and Lacie Rozier; Elizabeth and Graysen Fraley;  Charley and Carter Harris; Paul and Dean Johnson.  She also has numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 12 Noon Friday, September 23, 2016 at Bells Baptist Church, Apex, NC.  A service to honor her life will start at 12 Noon with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Katie Sue’s life with contributions to the Bells Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC 27523.
Condolences may be made at wwwdonaldsonfunerals.com.

September 15, 2016

ERNEST GENE “REDD” WILSON
Mr. Ernest Gene “Red” Wilson, 63, of Sanford, passed Friday, (09-02-2016) at his residence.
Funeral service was held at  3 p.m., Thursday, (09-08-2016) at Works For Christ Christian Center. Burial followed at Minter Cemetery.

CHARLES EDWARD “HUMP” COVINGTON
Mr. Charles Edward Covington, 63, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (09-05-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (09-10-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home.
Mr. Covington was the son of the late Landon and Laurine Covington and was born on June 9, 1953 in Sanford.

WALTER PETTY
Mr. Walter Petty, 61, of  Sanford, passed Saturday, (09-03-2016) at his residence.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, (09-09-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home, Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

LELAND ALEXANDER STAFFORD
Mr. Leland Alexander Stanford, 84, passed on Thursday, (09-01-2016) in Galloway, NJ.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, (09-09-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home. Burial will at Centennial AME Zion Church, Bear Creek.

LEAH EVELYN BURKE
Ms. Leah Evelyn Burke, 61, formerly of Pittsboro, passed on Monday, (09-05-2016) at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Springs, MD.
Locally announced by: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

SALVADOR PENA-LOZA SANCHEZ
Mr. Salvador Penaloza Sanchez, 26, of Broad-way, passed on Friday, (09-02-2016) at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.
The Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, (09-10-2016) at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Sanford.

DIANE MORRISON BILES
Diane Morrison Biles, 71, of Siler City died Wednesday, (09-07-2016)at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Biles was born in Todd County, MN on September 9, 1944, the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle Irene Kjersten Morrison.  She had retired from US Air as a receptionist and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winston Salem.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Jason Biles; sons, Corey Jason Biles and Kevin Morrison Biles, both of Siler City, Loren N. Biles of Winston-Salem; twin sister, Donna Cadwallader of California; brothers, Ralph Morrison of  California, Jim Morrison of Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (09-13-2016) in the Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City with the Rev. Carl Belcher officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

(ZYLPHIA) HILDA MAE ALSTON GLOVER
(Zylphia) Hilda Mae Alston Glover passed away Wednesday (09-07-2016).
Funeral services were held Monday (09-12-2016) at 12 noon at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in Chatham Memorial Park.
Mrs. Glover was born February 6, 1925 to the late Ola Alston Siler. She was a member of Evans Chapel AME Zion Church, where she had served as usher, conference worker, missionary and lay council. She attended Chatham County School and retired from Boling Chair Company. She was an active member of the NAACP.
Survivors include a step-brother, Johnny Siler; and step-sister, Louise Libby.

JEANETTE MARIE LEACH BROWN
Jeanette Marie Leach Brown, 80, of Lawrenceville, GA died Friday (9-9-2016) at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.
A memorial service honoring Jeanette will be held at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Pittsboro on Saturday, (09-17-2016) at 2 p.m.
She was born in Pittsboro, on December 13, 1935 to Joanna M. Leach and the late Robert D. Leach. She retired after 30 years of service from the New Jersey Public Schools System.
Jeanette is survived by her mother, Joanna M. Leach; her sister, Peggy Berry;  her daughter, Robin Fields; her son, Lamont Brown; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

NATHANIEL HAWKINS
Mr. Nathaniel Hawkins, 80, of  Sanford, passed on Sunday, (09-11-2016) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.
Arrangement By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.
 
 JAMES JOHN YONKIN
James John Yonkin, 59, of Lemon Springs,  died Saturday, (09-10-2016) at his home.
A memorial service was held Monday, (09-12-2016), at 3 p.m. at Bridges Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Akers presiding.
Mr. Yonkin was born in Broome County, on December 21, 1956, to Marion Rexford Hamilton and the late Joseph Robert Yonkin.  He was a cabinet maker and worked for Sanford Kitchen and Bath for twenty years.  He served his country in the US Army.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-three years, Betty “Jean” Yonkin of the home; his mother, Marion Rexford Hamilton of Cary; and sister, Barbara Bozon of Garner.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org and or to the J. J. Yonkin Funeral Fund % Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 W. Main St. Sanford, NC  27332.
Make online condolences at www.
bridgescameronfuneral
home.com.

CLAIRE GAMER- DINGER MICHIE
Claire Gamerdinger Michie, 87, of Sanford, died Sunday, (09-11-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial and burial at Arlington Cemetery will take place at a later date.
She was born in Hartford, CT on May 3, 1929 to the late Charles Gamerdinger and Josephine Stengelin Gamerdinger.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Y. Michie, 3rd.  Mrs. Michie was a homemaker.
Survivors include  daughters, Debb Esch  of Norwalk, OH, Donna M. Petrillo of Telford, PA; sons, Drew Michie of North Wales, PA, David Michie of Telford, PA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences
at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.
PEARL DELL FITTS
Pearl Dell Fitts, 87, of Siler City died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Fitts was born in Chatham County on October 29, 1928, the son of William Robert Fitts, Sr. and Lillie Mae (Marley) Fitts.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was employed by Bill & Bill Gulf Station as a station attendant.  Pearl expressed his musical talent playing the harmonica, his gift for gab in spinning a tale and in political discussions and his love of all God’s creatures through his animals.
Pearl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl Fitts, W. R. “Billy” Fitts, Jr.,  Rev. Russell Fitts; and sister-in-law, Mary Camp Fitts.
He is survived by one sister, Frances Rhodes and husband Larry of Gastonia; sisters-in-law, Virginia Fitts, Faye Fitts, both of Siler City, NC; five nieces and four nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  A graveside service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Wall and Tommy Emerson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

NOAH FRANKLIN “FRANKIE” COCKMAN
Noah Franklin “Frankie” Cockman, 67, of  Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Cockman was born in Chatham County on January 21, 1949, the son of Ventress and Marie (Brady) Cockman.   He was self- employed as the owner-operator of Kaycee Trucking and a member of
Oakley Baptist Church. Frankie was active in the community services and activities, having been a member of the Jaycees, Chatham Optimist Club, J M Boosters and coaching Siler City Little League.   His pleasures in life were trips to Badin Lake, riding the pontoon, working in his shop, times spent with family, friends and his canine companions, Niko, Bahr and Maverick.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathy (Allred) Cockman; one daughter, Caitlin Cockman (Will) of Siler City; one son, Wes Cockman (Taylor) of Siler City; mother, Marie (Brady) Cockman of Ramseur; two brothers, Reggie Cockman of Pittsboro and Carlos Cockman of Siler City.
The family will receive friends Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC, other times at the home.  The funeral will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City with Rev. William Fields officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to 911 Memorial, 150 Sanford Road, Pittsboro, NC  27312.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

 SHIRLEY PATTON BURKE BUNCH
Shirley Patton Burke Bunch, 91, of Pittsboro, NC, died September 4, 2016 at her home, surrounded by family.
Shirley was born January 4, 1925 in Detroit, MI to John and Ruth Patton.  In 1926, the family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she grew up.  She married Ensign William G. Burke in 1945.  They were married 30 years, had three daughters, and lived in many places in the United States as well as Japan.  In 1985, Shirley married W.E. Bunch and lived in Ft. Lauderdale once again.  In 1993, she moved to North Carolina.
Shirley was a prolific painter, an avid reader and an active line dancer, among other interests.  Over the years she was a member of several churches serving as Deacon,  Elder, Stephen Minister and Sunday School teacher.  She also volunteered at various charitable organizations.  She was most recently a member at Pittsboro United Methodist Church in Pittsboro, NC.
She is survived by daughters Sandra Rohen and her husband Robert, Laurie Magnussen, and Christie Minchew and her husband Charles;  grandchildren, Noelle Rohen, Patrick Rohen, Kristen Magnussen, Jennifer Magnussen, Julie Magnussen and Adam Magnussen; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Liam Rohen-Trapp; and nieces Joan Goolsby and Mary Beth Patton.
The family is planning a private memorial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pittsboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

CLEATON MELVIN LINDSEY, JR.
Cleaton Melvin Lindsey, Jr., born May 5, 1929, in Chatham County, North Carolina, passed into his next life on September 9, 2016.  Cleaton leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ross “Rossie” Henley Lindsey, and his family—son, Hayden, his wife Tiffany, her daughter, Avalon; his sons, Jordan and Nicholas and their mother, Beth; son, Michael, his wife Holly, and their daughter Peyton; son, Cleat and his children, Lauren and Jag, and their mother, Julie; and their special family friend, Karen Shaw.
Cleaton was preceded in death by his parents, Cleaton Melvin Lindsey, Sr. and Betty Pearl Foushee Lindsey; and his sister, Edith Lindsey Berdine.
Cleaton was a diehard Tarheel, graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1951 with a BS Commerce.  He graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1947.  A supporter of Tarheel Athletics for over 65 years, Cleaton’s legacy continues through the scholarship he established for UNC athletes.  An avid Tarheel fan, Cleaton missed no home basketball games for 37 years and rarely missed a game on television in his last years.  His life’s work was the Pittsboro Hatchery.
Cleaton was a dedicated member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church for 74 years, serving God with his presence and his gifts.  He was particularly supportive of the planned building project for the church.
A visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Donaldson Funeral Home. A service of Death and Resurrection Celebrating the Life of Cleaton Melvin Lindsey, Jr. was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Pittsboro UMC with the Rev. Ben Alexander officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pittsboro United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

September 8, 2016

IDA MAE SPRUIELL BYNUM
Mrs. Ida Mae Bynum, 72, of Goldston passed away on Tuesday, (08-30-2016) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Memorial service was held Saturday, (09-03-2016) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

MARY FRANCES WEISNER CARTER BROWN
Mary Frances Weisner Carter Brown, 101, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (08-31-2016) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
A private burial will take place at Summerfield Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
She was born in Guilford County, on November 1, 1914, to the late Sim Jerome Weisner and Alma Sutton Weisner.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Raymond Carter, Lewis Monroe Brown and a son, Tommy Cecil Carter, Sr.
Survivors include step-daughters, Jeanie Brown of Pittsboro, Barbara Watson of Sanford; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

NEAL CAMERON
Mr. Neal Mack Cameron, 74, of Carolina Lakes passed away at his home on Wednesday, (08-31-2016).
A graveside service was held at Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Saturday, (09-03-2016) at 1 p.m. with Rev. Austin Reason officiating.
Born December 27, 1941 in Cumberland County, Neal was the son of the late Jim Neal and Maggie Mason Cameron.  In addition to his parents, Neal was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca C. Cameron.
Neal, a graduate of Benhaven High School, Olivia, served in the United States Air Force and retired from civil service at Fort Bragg.
He is survived by his wife Rebecca of 40 years; daughters, JoAnne Cameron Russo of Wake Forest, Julie Cameron Rudowski of Alexandria, VA; step-sons, Danny Bordeaux and Brett Bordeaux, both of Fayetteville; two grandchildren,and two step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church, 467 Highway 24, Cameron, NC 28326.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

WALTER LEE  “PD” HINSLEY
Walter Lee “PD” Hinsley, 82, of New Hill passed away on Friday (09-02-2016) at Rex UNC Healthcare, Raleigh.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, (09-06-2016) at Merry Oaks Baptist Church, Moncure, with Rev. Allen Agee and Rev. Danny Baer officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born January 5,1934, son of  Paul
Dossett Hinsley and Lucy Mae Hussey Hinsley. He was a member of Merry Oaks Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his
wife, Carrol Joan Goodwin Hinsley of the home; daughter, Karen H. Holden of Sanford; son, Larry W. Hinsley of Raleigh; sister, Helen H. Culberson of Graham; brother, William Fred Hinsley
of Moncure; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations maybe made to Merry Oaks Baptist Church, 5369 Old US1, Moncure, NC 27559.

ROBERT DEXTER COOKE
Robert Dexter Cooke, 81, of Carthage,  died Friday,(09-02-2016) at his home
The funeral was held Sunday, (09-04-2016) at 4 p.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. David Boroughs presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cooke was born in Johnston County, on October 23, 1934, to the late Haywood Gibson Cooke and Jennie Goodwin Cooke.  He worked for A&P Grocery Store as a manager after serving his country in the US Army.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Jean Oglesbee.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Jean Cummings Cooke of the home; step-son, Johnny White of Carthage; sister, Marie Gladden of Sanford; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM “Bill”  HARVEY STACK, SR.
William “Bill” Harvey Stack, Sr., 59, of Sanford, died Monday, (09-05-2016).
A memorial service will be held Thursday, (09-08-2016) at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Buchanan presiding.  The family will greet friends after the service here at the funeral home and other times at the home of Phoebe Edwards, 4531 Swann Station Road, Sanford.
Mr. Stack was born in Lee County, on February 17, 1957, to the late Wesley Thomas Stack and Louise Cox Stack.  He worked for Moore’s Machine Company as a maintenance mechanic.  Bill also worked for Cherokee Brick and Triangle Brick Companies.
Surviving relatives include his son, William Harvey Stack, Jr. of Sanford; daughter, Emily Beth Stack of Sanford; brother, Wesley Thomas Stack of Sanford; sisters, Phoebe Edwards of Sanford; Onita Gibbs of Cary and Cora Smith of Raleigh.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

SARAH A. JOHNSON
Sarah Anne Johnson, 17, of 3019 Whites Memorial Road, Franklinville, died Friday, September 2, 2016 from injuries sustained in a collision on Loflin Pond Road in Asheboro.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Whites Memorial Baptist Church, Franklinville, with Rev. Grady Blakely, Rev. Jeff Joyce, and  Rev. Arlen Johnson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Sarah was a native of Randolph County, a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Troy, and was a member of the class of 2017, of Fayetteville Street Christian School in Asheboro.  She served on the summer staff with the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell in Oak Island.  Sarah was a member of the volleyball team and senior choir.  She was a talented artist and singer, and played piano and guitar.
Survivors: parents, Arlen and Kimberly Morris Johnson of the home; sisters, Carrie Grace Johnson, Hannah Joy Johnson, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Brenda Johnson, of Asheboro; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Ann Morris of Troy, along with many extended family members.
Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Goldston and other times at the residence.   Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Memorials may be made to N.C. Assembly at Fort Caswell, 100 Caswell Beach Road., Oak Island, NC 28465.

WILLIE ATLAS “MUTT” DAVIS
Willie Atlas “Mutt” Davis, 93 of Siler City, NC passed away on September 2, 2016 at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, following a brief illness.
He was born in Siler City on February 4, 1923, to W. H. and Clady P. Davis. After graduating from Staley High School, he married the love of his life, Dena J. Davis who predeceased him. He served in the U.S. Army at the 156th Station Hospital in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. After returning home he was employed as an auto mechanic at Elder Motor Company and retired from Welford Harris Ford. He served as secretary and treasurer of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class for many years at Loves Creek Baptist Church of which he was a member. Mutt enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include his daughters, Dianne Brady and husband Hank of Sparta, NC, Linda Walters of Siler City; four grandchildren, Sandon Brady of Los Angeles, CA, Misty Brady of Buford, GA, Jason Walters and wife Amber of Siler City, Ivey Price and husband Eddie of Kinston; five great-grandchildren, Preston and Greyson Walters of Siler City, William, Emmerson and Finn Price of Kinston. He leaves behind a sister, Beatrice “Dot” McPherson of Ramsuer and a brother, Clyde Davis and wife Treva of Siler City. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sylvia Jean Davis.
Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N . Second Avenue, on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. At other times the family was at the home. The funeral was held at  2 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2016 at Loves Creek Baptist Church in Siler City with Rev. Hank Brady and Rev. Kenny Black officiating. Interment was held at Chatham Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MILDRED LOUISE EUBANKS MITCHELL SAULS   
Mildred Louise Eubanks Mitchell Sauls, 92, died Wednesday morning, August 31, 2016 at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, NC.
She was born March 15, 1924 in Chatham County, NC, a daughter to the late Emma McIver Eubanks and John Quincey Adams Eubanks. She formerly worked as a jailor for the Chatham County Sheriff’s office.
In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by two of her children and three grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Louise Atkinson, Jimmy Mitchel and wife Clarissa, Tim Mitchell and wife Evette; thirteen grandchildren;  fifteen great-grand-children; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1309 N. Pea Ridge ROAd. in Pittsboro, NC, with the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.
Condolences may be made at  www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

MARIE KENNEDY SLAUGHTER
Mrs. Marie Kennedy Slaughter, 81, of the Village of Alamance died at the Hospice Home on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 5:53 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of the late William Allison “Bill” Slaughter, Sr. and the daughter of Bennie Kennedy and Ollie Maness Kennedy, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Alamance Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Judi Albright and husband Buddy, Becky Whitesell and husband Terry, all of Graham; three sons, Bill Slaughter and wife Sandy of Goldston, Johnny Slaughter and wife Beth of Gibsonville, James “Jimmy” Slaughter and wife Lisa of Alamance; one daughter-in-law, Martha Sink of Burlington; 28 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was  preceded in death by a son, Donald “Don” Slaughter, two brothers, and three sisters.
The funeral service will be conducted at Alamance Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. by Rev. Constance Garrett and Rev. Robert W. Hawkins.  Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC  27215.  Thank you.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

KATHRYN MARLEY CROCKER
Kathryn Marley Crocker, 69, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Crocker was born in Chatham County on January 30, 1947, the daughter of Mary Lula (Jordan) Marley. She was a member of Kingdom Culture Ministries in Asheboro where she
worked with the Bible study group and the children’s class. Kathy was employed with Quality Life Home Health as a nursing assistant, enjoyed helping people, working in her yard and fishing.
She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Blackmon and husband Tommy Duncan of Siler City; one son, Jeffrey Allen Edwards and wife Margie of Columbia, TN; grandchildren, Ashely Blackmon Cox, Krystal Dawn Duncan, Brittany Lynn Gobble, Krystal Tuck
Barrera; great-grandchildren, Patience, Ashton and
Peyton Cox, Xavier and Leia Gobble, Bella Barrera, Grayson and Ryleigh Norton; her canine companion, Milo and special friend, C. L. Brooks.
The family received friends Friday, September
2, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner
Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and at other times at the home of her daughter, 5383 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City.
The funeral was held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shawn Cox officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at: wwwpugh
funeralhome.com.

ROY WAYNE  HILLIARD
Mr. Roy Wayne Hilliard,
75, of Siler City, N.C., died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Siler City Center.
The visitation was held
Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m., at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett, N.C. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Roy was born in Chatham County, N.C. in 1940, son of the late Robert Worth Hilliard and Sally Phillips Hilliard. He served in the U.S. Army. Roy enjoyed the outdoors very much and was known for his love of
coon hunting. His greatest passion was witnessing to
others and sharing the love of God with all who would listen. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harold, Archie, Robert Hilliard; and his
aunt, Lottie Hilliard.
He is survived by a son, Wayne Brafford; sisters,
Juanita and Lenora Lucas, both of Siler City, Geneva
Beck and Ezzie Lee Smith, both of Bear Creek; his
grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.
joycebradychapel.com .
Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett, N.C. is honored to serve the Hilliard family.

September 1, 2016

LOIS MARIE GALES CALCUTT
Lois Marie Gales Calcutt, 73, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (08-24-2016) at her home.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (08-27-2016) at 11 a.m. at Shallow Well Church cemetery.
She was born in Lee County on September 7, 1942, to the late Willie and Alice Buchanan Gales.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Norman Calcutt.
She is survived by a son, Cecil Jack Calcutt of Sanford; daughter, Marie Calcutt Miller of Sanford; sister, Marjorie Ruth Kelts of  Florida; three grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron
funeral home.com.

HUBERT MOODY
Mr. Hubert Moody, 96, of Star,  died Monday, (08-22-2016) at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
A graveside memorial service was held at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church, Friday, (08-26-2016) at 6  p.m., offciated by friends of the family.
Mr. Moody was born in Galax, VA in 1920, son of the late Benjamin and Cassie Johnson Moody. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked as a security guard and later became a truck driver. He attended Bible Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Brown Moody and a son, Billy Wright.
He is survived by daughters, Becky D. Hogan of Star,  Nancy Anderson of Biscoe, Jennie Shepherd of Candor; sons, Perry Wright of Statesville, Walter Hannah of Star; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

DONNA GAIL  SAUNDERS WALTERS
Donna Gail Saunders Walters, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (08-24-2016).
Make condolences
at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

KATHLEEN  MANESS COX
Mrs. Kathleen Maness Cox, 90, of Bennett, died Sunday, (08-28-2016) at her home.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and Rev. Terry Warren officiating. Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill U.M.C. church cemetery.
Kathleen was born in Moore County in 1926, daughter of the late C. Belvin and Dora Ritter Maness. She retired from Walker Shoe Company after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe A. Hussey, sons, Joe A. Hussey, Jr., David A. Hussey and Michael “Bink” Hussey, daughters, Virginia Hussey Barker, Martha A. Hussey, three grandchildren and one step-son, Wayne Cox.
She is survived by her husband Cleo Cox of the home; son, Cecil Hussey of Bennett; daughter, JoAnn Hussey Maness of Asheboro; step-son, Eddie Cox of Arden; 14 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,   P.O. Box 91, Bennett, N.C. or to the Pleasant Hill U.M.C. Cemetery Fund,  1535 North Moore Road,   Robbins, N.C. 27325.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com .

  LLOYD EDWARD COOPER, SR.
Lloyd Edward Cooper, Sr, 93 of Pittsboro passed away on Saturday (08/27/2016) at Cambridge Hills.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (09/1/2016) at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Wesley Thomas officiating. Inurnment
will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service.
He was born in Chatham County on January 14, 1923, son of Lonnie C. Cooper and Lillie Smith Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a
Veteran of the United States Army and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was a poultry farmer for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances Crabtree Cooper, son George L. Cooper, brothers, Lonnie C. Cooper, Jr. and James Cooper.
He is survived by sons, L. Edward Cooper, Jr. of Kinston, Danny L. Cooper of Pittsboro;  sister Irene C. Hackney; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 29 Rock Springs Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

EDWARD LOUIS SILC
Mr. Edward Louis Silc, 92, of Pittsboro, passed on Sunday, (08-28-2016) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

BRIAN NAQUAN McIVER
Mr. Brian Naquan McIver, 35, of Sanford, passed Sunday, (08-28-2016) at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CARLOS ALBERTO TIRRABLANCA  
Mr. Carlos Alberto Tirrablanca, 38, of, Carrboro, passed on Saturday, (08-27-2016)at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home.

ELIZABETH MANESS
Elizabeth Grace Gaines Maness, 76, of Siler City passed away Tuesday (08-23-2016) at her residence.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (08-28-2016) at Edward Hill Friends Meeting.
Condolences may be made online at: www.mid
statecremationservice.com.

LILLIAN MAE ANDREWS STINSON
Lillian Mae Andrews Stinson, age 92, was called home to the Lord on Monday, August 22, 2016.  For the past three years she resided at Brookstone Assisted Living in Clemmons, NC.
Mrs. Stinson was born June 6, 1924, in Bear Creek, NC to the late Braxton Luther Andrews and Jessie Lee Wilkie Andrews.  She was a member of the first twelfth- grade graduating class of Bonlee School in 1942.
Mrs. Stinson was married for 68 years to Charles Harden Stinson who passed in March of this year.  A lifelong member of Bear Creek Baptist Church, Mrs, Stinson was a teacher and a leader in Sunday School, and has served as church secretary and historian.  She loved gardening and flowers, was an excellent home cook and baker, and left a legacy of extensive genealogical research for both the Andrews and Stinson families.
The lights of her life were her son, Dr. Charles Stephen Stinson and wife Amy, and her grandchildren, Kathryn Margaret, Samuel Andrew and Emma Grace Sloop.  Mrs. Stinson is also survived by her sister, Helen Beavers and husband William and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Bear Creek Baptist Church Saturday, August 2, 2016 at 1 p.m., with funeral service at 2, with Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Bear Creek Baptist, Church, 480 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Bear Creek, NC  27207, or Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC  27103, or to a charity of choice.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARY LYALL CROTTS CLAPP HOWELL
Mary Lyall Crotts Clapp Howell, 98, and a resident of Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte, NC, passed away on August 13, 2016.    Mrs. Howell was married to Charles V. Clapp (deceased), father of her two sons, and is the widow of Lanier C. Howell.
A member of First United Methodist Church in Siler City, she was always generous with her time and resources.  Before moving to Charlotte, she volunteered for over ten years serving meals to the homeless and continued volunteering when needed at her retirement community.  She generously supported many causes, including her church, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.    She loved all sports, especially golf and tennis, and remained active until the last few months.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charles Anderson and Clara Allred Crotts; and six siblings.
Surviving are her two sons, Richard Edwin Clapp (Linda) of Hilton Head Island, SC, and Edward Rankin Clapp (Jane) of Charlotte; grandchildren, David Rankin Clapp (Trudi) of New Jersey; Julie Clapp Monahan (Rich) of New Jersey; Caroline Clapp Horne (Tom) of Charlotte; and six great- grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Those who wish may make a contribution to a charity of their choice.

FRANCES BROOKS WILLIAMS
Mrs. Frances Brooks Williams of Pittsboro passed into eternal life on August 25, 2016 at her home.
She was born September 10, 1930 to the late Charlie and Pearl Brooks.  She lived a wonderful life and blessed so many along the way.
She spent her early career with The Welfare Department as an eligibility specialist.  Mrs. Williams ‘motored’ to Campbell College in a 1969 Volkswagen (which she still owned) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Education.   She touched many young lives during her 30 year career as a Teacher with Chatham County Schools.  Mrs. Williams was a devout Christian and truly loved the Lord.  She was an avid, organic gardener, had a remarkable memory, enjoyed visiting others, believed in Vick’s vapor rub and made a mean potato salad!   She and her husband enjoyed traveling, especially to his Navy reunions all over the country.  She organized monthly lunch meetings of her Pittsboro High School classmates from 1949 attending up until last month.
On July 3, 1949,  Mrs. Frances married the love of her life and soulmate of 67 years, Mr. Ben R. Williams.  He survives her along with their three children: sons Robert and Richard (daughter in law, Joni) of Pittsboro and daughter, Sandra Burke (Sandy and husband Bill) of Goldston.   A daughter, Mary Susan, predeceased her along with two sisters, Joann Kirkman of Goldston and Hazel Dixon of Sanford. One brother, Charles Brooks survives along with five grandchildren that she absolutely adored, Brooke Strowd, Richie Williams, Hayden, Carter and Banks Burke.
A celebration of her life was held Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall. A private burial will be held.
Condolences may be made at:   www.donaldson
funrals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

BONNIE STIDHAM KNIGHT  
Born October 27, 1930 in Chickasha, Oklahoma;
Died August 2, 2016, Boise, Idaho
Bonnie Stidham Knight, born to Harold G. Stidham and Susie Alta Spratt during the great depression in the heart of the dustbowl, she learned early the difficulties imposed by poverty, as it was rampant.  She spoke of the thrill and magic of receiving an orange at Christmas, and her family was relatively well off. In 1952, she married Lawrence Cook of Chickasha with whom she had three sons. Her many travails raising this crew certainly proved the old adage correct: there must be a special place in heaven for mothers with three sons.
A speech therapist, special educator and Head Start director, she was a lifelong advocate for children. She was always most at home sitting in a circle of children, whether her own grandkids or those in her care. She was a watercolorist and painter who created a space of exploration and wonder for her grandkids who spend gobs of time in the creative space she nurtured.
In the late 60s and early 70s in North Carolina, a time when few women were at  play in the professional world,  she developed community education programs and pre-schools  in the Sunnyside community of Orange County and in Chatham County where  she conceived, built and operated  with a host of volunteers, an innovative and integrated pre-school, Chatham Children’s Corner, focused on building literacy skills  at a time when nothing like it existed. In the Chatham County public schools just at the time of integration she insisted that children who tested in the average range were not finding themselves languishing in special ed classrooms because of the color or class lines or because they has not had a hearing test.  She was a pioneer who lived her convictions and who understood that “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
When she and her second husband Lee Knight moved to Idaho in 1983 to be closer to her parents, she became and remained Head Start director in Washington County, Idaho for more than ten years, continuing to serve underserved populations. In 1999, she received a lifetime achievement award for her service to Idaho children from former governor Cecil Andrus.
She loved her family and friends as evidenced by a house covered in all manner of pictures spanning 70 years. But more telling than this is that in every nook and cranny, drawer and crawl space are more mementos of that which mattered most to her.
It must be said, though, that she also had many faults:
-An unhealthy obsession with salt: “Make it white,” she would say.
-A strained and complex relationship with saltines. One day they were the greatest of all foods and the next the road to perdition: “Please get all these saltines out of my house now!”
-And she was directionally challenged. She was lost in space and time, driving west to Idaho and never knowing which way on I-40 she was moving. You would say, “Mommy, west, we are driving west, just like yesterday and the day before. You know where the sun sets.”
Notwithstanding these faults, she was loved and will be greatly missed.     She is survived by her sons, Clif, Scott, and Craig Cook and by her grandchildren, Tyler Cook, Heidi Cook, Hailey Cook, Lawrence Cook, Zachary Cook and Scott Hunter Cook, all of Boise, Idaho.

JOHN JEFFERY JACKSON, SR.
John Jeffery Jackson, Sr. 52, of Siler City died Friday, August 26, 2016 at his residence in Siler City.
Mr. Jackson was a native of Chatham County. John was born August 4, 1964, the son of Ronnie Lee and Mattie Scott Jackson.  He was a truck driver, loved his family and Chevy Trucks.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Taylor Jackson of the home; mother, Mattie Jackson of Bear Creek; father, Ronnie Lee Jackson and wife Linda of Siler City; daughters, Jessica Jones of Sanford, Brittany Brown of Lillington; sons, Jeffery Jackson, Jr. and wife Heather of Bear Creek, Stephen Jackson of Hope Mills; brother, Christopher Lee Jackson of Siler City; grandchildren, Aubree and Alana Jackson,  Reya Person,  Zoey and Eric Jackson, Alisanddra Brown and Lyliana Tejas; nephew, Carson Lee Jackson; and sister-in-law, Teresa Taylor.
A visitation was held Sunday August 28, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2016 at Smith & Buckner Chapel. Burial followed in the Hope Cemetery in Bonlee.
On line condolences may made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSHUA B. PEARCE
Joshua B. Pearce, 25, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Moses Cone Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Guilford College United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Gibson officiating.  Burial followed at Guilford Memorial Park.
Joshua was born July 1, 1991 in Greensboro, to Ronald Dale and Rebecca Woolf Pearce.  He received his education at the Gateway Education Center.  His paternal grandmother, Shirley Pearce, preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Nicholas Pearce and wife Erin, Ryan Pearce; sister, Holly Pearce; niece, Caroline Pearce, all of Greensboro; paternal grandfather, Clinton Pearce of Siler City; maternal grandparents, William and Judy Woolf of Jacksonville, Fla; three aunts, two uncles and other extended family members.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Forbis & Dick-Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Education Center, In Memory of Joshua Pearce, 3205 Wendover Avenue, E. Greensboro, NC  27405.
Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

MARY RUTH  EDWARDS LAYTON
Mary Ruth Edwards Layton, 92, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at The Randolph Hospice House.
She was a member of Smithwood Christian Church.  She was an inspirational lady who had great faith in her Lord and Savior and loved to share His good news to all.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Smithwood Christian Church with Rev. Gordon Fulton and Rev. Raleigh Castelloe officiating with burial following in the church cemetery.  The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was the daughter of the late Fred and Mattie McKeithan Edwards and was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas V. Layton; brothers, Johnny, Clyde and Robert Edwards; and granddaughter, Lynnette Layton.
Surviving are her sons, Dennis V. Layton (Lynda), Joe L. Layton (Bertha), Eugene Layton (Marsha), all of Liberty; sister, Irene White of Siler City; grandchildren, Debbie Layton, Darren Layton, Joel Layton, Howard Layton, Tim Layton, Brian Layton, Tina Braddy, Philip Layton; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smithwood Christian Church, Cemetery Fund, 6809 Kimesville Road, Liberty, NC 27298.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Layton family.

BOBBY NEIL O’QUINN
Bobby Neil O’Quinn, age 75, of Pittsboro died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home.
Mr. O’Quinn was born in Manchester, NC on January 19, 1941 to the late Robert O’Quinn and Iola O’Quinn. He was also preceded in death by infant sister Cherry Carol O’Quinn and grandson, Christopher James Holder.
Bobby was a diehard Duke fan and he especially enjoyed some friendly bantering with his wife, Bea, when Duke played UNC in basketball. After working for Lufkin in Apex, NC for 30 years, Bobby spent many of his retirement days in his garage tinkering on his fire engine red 1962 Chevrolet with his faithful canine companion Sadie by his side until she succumbed to cancer in 2015.  He also enjoyed gardening, tending to his roses and surf fishing. In years past he enjoyed playing golf and dancing. However what he enjoyed most, was time spent with his grandchildren. They each held a very special place in his heart and he loved them dearly. “PaPa, PaPa Bobby and Bobby O” will be missed terribly.
Surviving relatives include his wife Bea Harris O’Quinn of the home; daughters Wendy Dixon and husband John of Sanford, Keshia Harrington and husband Mike of Sanford, Claire Wilson and husband Tony of Pittsboro, Suzanne Clute and husband Ron of Pittsboro; brother, Jimmy O’Quinn and wife Barbara of Sanford; grandchildren Kel and Kasey Dixon, Cole and Carlee Harrington, Courtney Wilson, Whitney and Bradley Clark; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Hanks Chapel Church sanctuary. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Christopher Holder Memorial Youth Fund at Hanks Chapel UCC, P.O. Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at:   www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

August 25, 2016

LILLIAN ANDREWS STINSON
Lillian Andrews Stinson died Monday, (08-22-2016) at Brookstone Assisted Living in Clemmons. She was the widow of Charles H. Stinson.
Arrangements are incomplete at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. When complete, they will be posted at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH LEE WOMACK  
Mr. Kenneth Lee Womack, 58, of Sanford, passed away Sunday, (08-14-2016) at his residence.
Funeral service was held at 12 noon, Saturday, (08-20-2016) at Blandonia Presbyterian Church.

CELESTE LETITA BURLOW
Ms. Celeste Letita Burlow, 56, of Sanford, passed on Friday, (08-19-2016) at First Health Hospice, West End, NC.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

DONNA LYNNE HERRING
Donna Lynne Herring, 55, of Anitoch, TN, formerly of Sanford died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
A funeral service was held Sunday, (08-21-2016), at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Bishop David Kimbrell presiding. Burial followed in Lee Memory Gardens.
Miss Herring was born in Lee County, April 21, 1961, to Janice Mason and the late Luther William Herring.  She served her country in the US Army.  Donna was preceded in death by her father, Luther William Herring.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Janice Ann Mason Herring of Sanford; brother, Tim Herring of Carthage; and sister, Julie Sharpe of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

RONALD WOODROW NORTON
Ronald Woodrow Norton, Jr., 68, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-19-2016), at his home.
No services are planned.
He was a native of Cumberland County, born on June 29, 1948, to the late Woodrow Norton and Cora N. Norton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Rosser Norton.  Mr. Norton served his country in the US Army and worked as an auto mechanic after his military service.
Surviving relatives include his daughters, Kaye Norton Johnson and Ronda Faye Norton, both of Sanford; brothers, Jimmy Norton of Sanford, Daniel Martin Norton of Fayetteville; and one grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM DAVID “BILL” BROWN
William David “Bill” Brown, 87, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-19-2016) at Parkview Retirement Center.
The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, (08-22-2016), at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tim Burriss presiding.   Burial followed at Cameron Church Cemetery.
He was a native of Lee County, born on May 1, 1929, to the late Emory Clyde Brown and Bertie Graham Brown.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hazel Nickens Brown and a grandson, Ronnie Franklin Salmon, Jr.  Mr. Brown served his country in the US Army in Korea and worked as a Motor Grader Operator for the State Highway Department after his military service.
Surviving relatives include his son, David Brown of Sanford; two daughters, Charlotte Salmon of Carthage, Beth Maples of Sanford; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

EUPHINE S.  RODGERS
Euphine Strickland Rodgers, 89, of Siler City passed away on Saturday, (08-20-2016) at Siler City Care and Rehab. Center.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, (08-27-2016) at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church, with burial the the church cemetery.
Survivors include children: Charles Rodgers, Jr. of Greensboro, Howard Rodgers of Virginia, Doris Rodgers-Belton of Greensboro, Bobby Rodgers of the home and Leroy Rodgers of Chapel Hill; eleven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

NANNIE FRAZIER ALSTON
Nannie Gladys Frazier Alston passed away. She was the daughter of the late Willie T. and Nannie Gladys Frazier. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lee Frazier. She worked as a Health Aide in New York until retirement.
Services were held Wednesday, (08-10-2016) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Alston; son, Jimmy Frazier; brothers, Willie Frazier, Buedy Frazier, Roy Earl Frazier, Sr., all of Siler City, Roy Lee of Raleigh; sisters, Martha Brower, Ola McClenon, and Ella Horton, all of Siler City.

CLYDE EARL  SCOTTON, SR.
Clyde Earl Scotton, Sr. passed away on Saturday, (08-13-2016) at Siler City Center.
Funeral services were held at the First Missinary Baptist Church on Wednesday (08-17-2016).
The son of the late Howard T. and Queen E. Scotton, born February 28, 1944, he was also preceded in death by a son, Lyndon B. Scotton, brothers, Willie J. Scotton, Howard T. Scotton, jr. and Donald L. Scotton. He had been employed as a truck drive.
Survivors include son, Rev. Clyde Scotton, Jr. of Siler City, Jeremiah Scotton of Scranton, PA; daughter, Wendy S. Dunlap of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sisters, Doretha Matthew, Bertha Person; brothers, Rev. David Scotton Sr., Norman Scotton, Sr., and Tommy Scotton.

WILLIE EUGENE “TOSH” McINTOSH
Willie Eugene McIntosh died Friday, (08-05-2016) at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
Services were held Friday (08-19-2016) at Knotts & Son Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. McIntosh was the son of John and Arletha McIntosh on September 18, 1929. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lex McIntosh, and a great-grandson.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie Lee Glover of Sanford; children, Denise Brooks of Siler City, Priscilla Thompson of Sanford, Diana Matthews, Ricky Curtis both of Ramseur, Reggie McIntosh of Greensboro; stepson, William Spring of Kernersville; stepdaughter, Kim Isley of Greensboro; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

BOBBY GENE  MITCHELL
Bobby Gene Mitchell of Mount Vernon Springs died Friday, (08-05-2016) at home.
Services were held on Wednesday, (08-17-2016) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church.
Mr. Mitchell was born April 27, 1933 to the late Lina Louise “Dalar” Mitchell and Pete Davis. A member of Gees Grove AME Zion Church, he served asTrustee, class leader, Sunday school superintendent, custodian, and sang with the choir and several groups. He retired from Ramtex with more than 30 years employment. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Edward, David, Ezekiel, Charles, and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marselle Pugh Mitchell; daughters, Patty Fox of Goldston, Barbara Wallace of Siler City, Valerie Mitchell of Eden, Dana McLean of Sanford; son, Vincent Mitchell of Martinez, GA; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; siblings, Addie Bell Womble of Sanford, Betty Johnson of Siler City, and Jimmy Mitchell of Greensboro.

GLEN AUTRY GRAY  
Glenn Autry Gray “Whimpy” died Wednesday, (08-03-2016)  in Salisbury.
Services were held Friday, (08-12-2016) at Knotts & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Gray. Interment followed in Pine Hill Church Cemetery.
Mr. Gray was born January 6, 1942 to the late George and Lugenia Gray. He was employed with the Salisbury School System. He was also preceded in death by eleven siblings and one grandson.
Survivors include children, Vincent Brooks of Asheboro, Marshane Mason of Burlington, Jackie Woods of Siler City, Tony Ledwell of Pittsboro, Tina Gray and Christopher Gray, both of Salisbury; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and sister, Nellie Gray-Glover of Siler City.

DOROTHY FOXX WITHERS      
Dorothy Foxx Withers  died Monday, (07-18-2016) at her home in Siler City.
Services were held Saturday, (07-23-2016) at the First Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Withers was born May 11, 1932 to the late Clarence and Mozelle Edwards Foxx. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Darrow Foxx and sisters, Audrey Lewis Foxx, Alice Faye Siler and Celestine Sparks.
Survivors include a sister, Christine Huff of Washington, DC; children, Michael Withers of Orangeburg, NY, Pamela Moorehead of Fayetteville, Wanda Withers and Kenneth Withers, both of Siler City and eight grandchildren.

RONALD C. FAULK

Southern Pines – After nearly 5 years, Ronald C. Faulk lost his battle with cancer on August 18, 2016..
The son of the late Harvey C. Faulk and Elsie Thomas Faulk, he was born on a farm in Lee County, on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Tommy Faulk.
A 1965 graduate of Sanford Central High School, he attended NC State University where he graduated in 1970. He began his career as an instructor at Central Carolina Technical Institute and went on to work on the family farm for many years. Throughout his career he remained tied to his agricultural roots by working with Mooreman Feed Company, Green Seed,and Farm Implement in Laurinburg. He finished his professional career at McBrayer in Aberdeen.  Ronald was a very generous person and loved to contribute to his community wherever he lived.  He was very proud of his work with Church Community Services and the Christmas Cheer program Scotland County. Ronald never met a stranger, was a terrific salesman, and the king of repeat customers.
He loved traveling with his wife Norma, farming, the Wolfpack, buying and selling cars, reading and discussing interesting books, and most recently shopping on Amazon. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed every minute he was able to spend with them. Over the years, he helped his kids with more moves than you can count across the southeast. He was always there to lend a hand and much needed expertise.
A dreamer with a zeal for life, Ronald always worked hard, and had a contagious,positive outlook. He fought the good fight since his diagnosis in 2012, keeping his cancer at bay for way longer than anyone (especially his doctors) thought possible.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Norma Moody Faulk; daughter, Austin Price Faulk of Charlotte, NC; son, Chet Faulk (Chris) of Belmont, NC; daughter, Beth Cooney Maynard and son,Tommy Cooney of Southern Pines; grandson, Richard Price Hardison, and granddaughter, Madison Coston; brother, Richard Faulk (Bonnie) of Angier; sister, Marcia Faulk Greene (Bill) of Columbia, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

MARGARET B. BUDD
Margaret Louise Barnes Budd, 100, passed away at home on Saturday, August 20, 2016, with family by her side.
Born in Greensboro to Harley O. Barnes and Mattie Welker Barnes, she was the oldest of eight children. She graduated in 1937 from Guilford College where she met her future husband, Kenneth C. Budd.  They married in 1938, established their home in Siler City, and operated Siler City Cleaners for 50 years while raising two children.
Survivors include her daughter, Rosemary Lentzen of the home; son, Kenneth Budd, Jr.  and wife Mary Lou of Siler City; two grandsons, Steven Lentzen and wife Robin of San Ramon, California, Douglas and wife Mia Lentzen of Apex; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Sophia Lentzen of Apex, Samantha and Natalie Lentzen of San Ramon, and two step-grandchildren, Pam Owens and Lori Oldham of Siler City.
Margaret leaves behind one sister, Virginia Bennett of Colfax and two brothers, Bob Barnes of Atlanta, and Ralph Barnes and wife Sandra of Greensboro.
This gentle lady was devoted to her family, church, friends, and Guilford College. After retirement, Margaret remained active and traveled extensively. At age 90, she flew over glaciers in Alaska in a Piper Cub; in her late 90’s she worked with a fund-raising committee to help raise $1.7 million to restore her former dormitory, Mary Hobbs Hall at Guilford College. The president of Guilford honored Mrs. Budd’s fund-raising efforts with a 100th birthday party in her home.
Visitation was held at First Baptist Church of Siler City on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 12:30 until 2 p.m. followed immediately by the service. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Budd Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

August 18, 2016

MARY EVELYN GOINS KELLAM
Mary Evelyn Goins Kellam, 88, of Olivia, died Monday, (08-08-2016) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center in Sanford.
A graveside service was held Thursday, (08-11-2016) at 1 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church cemetery with Rev. Curtis Norris officiating.
She was born in Rockingham County, March 10, 1928 to the late Joe Ben Goins and Ada Hickman Goins.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Kellam and sister, Julie Adams.  Mrs. Kellam was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons Jimmy Ray Kellam and Ricky Dean Kellam, both of Olivia; brother, Joe Goins of Broadway; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
ronfuneralhome.com.

BISHOP ODYSSEUS MARK PALMER
Bishop Odysseus Mark Palmer,  92, of Siler City died Tuesday, (08-09-2016) at Genesis Health Care.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (08-13-2016) at 2 p.m.   at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church, with Bishop William Goins and Bishop R.C. Bryant, officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Bishop Palmer was an associate minister of Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church. He had been preaching for over 40 years and was also the former Pastor of Palmer Chapel Holiness Church.
Survivors include sons; Lee Edward Palmer and Wade Palmer, both of Siler City, Mark Palmer of Nashville, TN; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

CLARA JEAN  KENNEDY
Mrs. Clara Jean Kennedy, 82, of High Falls, died Thursday, (08-11-2016) at her home.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at High Falls Friends Church with Rev. Ben Hurley and Rev. Robert Kidd officiating. Burial followed at High Falls United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Clara was born in Moore County in 1933, daughter of the late William Alton Myrick and  Blanche Albright Myrick. She worked for many years as a hosiery inspector for Ithaca Mills.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. Kennedy and brother, Lester A. Myrick.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheila K. Martindale of Robbins; a son, Charles Richard Kennedy of Asheboro; sister, Ruby Butler of Bennett; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the High Falls Friends Church – Building Fund,  P.O. Box 62,   High Falls, N.C.  27259.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

LEWIS LEON  BEASLEY
Mr. Lewis Leon Beasley, 55, of Robbins,  died Sunday, (08-14-2016), at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
The visitation was held Wednesday , (08-17-2016)at Unity Grove Baptist Church in Carthage, from 1 – 2:45 p.m., prior to the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jason Cheek officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Lewis was born in Sampson County in 1961, son of the late Sidney Alan and Charity McDaniel Beasley. He worked for the Town of Southern Pines. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Edward Beasley.
He is survived by his daughter, Charity Miller of Sophia, and one granddaughter.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

VERNITA LOUISE COFFIN
Vernita Louise Coffin, 70, of Pittsboro died Friday, (08-12-2016) at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.
Ms. Coffin was born in Great Barrington, MA on June 11, 1946 to the late Albert and Pearl Crawford Brinson. She is also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Ann Coffin.
Survivors include a son, George Coffin III of Pittsfield, MA; daughters, Susan Coffin Austin of Pittsboro, Jeanette Coffin of Durham, Ruth Coffin-Villaroel of Sharon, MA; brothers, Richard Brinson of Florida, Terry Brinson of New York; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter
The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27330
Condolences may be made at   www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

DORIS BURNETTE PERRY
Mrs. Doris B. Perry, 80, of Durham, passed away on Thursday, (08-04-2016) at her residence.
The funeral was held at  11 a.m. Monday, (08-08-2016) at Haw River Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

RUTH ALSTON  FARROW
Mrs. Ruth Alston Farrow, 67 of Pittsboro, passed away on Saturday, (08-13-2016) in Apex.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, (08-17-2016) at St. Matthews AME Zion Church.

OLIVE “ALICE”  MAJOR
Mrs. Olive “Alice” Major of Sanford died Thursday, (08-11-2016) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Mrs. Major was born October 3, 1921 in Melrose, MA, the daughter of Harold and Alice Boutler. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. “Bill” Major, Sr.
Survivors include her children, William J. Major, Jr. of Chapel Hill, Bruce A. Major of New Port Beach, CA, Robert A. Major of Asheville, Carol P. Major of Bedford, VA, Cheryl Major Henderson of Pittsboro; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or the Masonic Home for Children of Oxford, NC would be appreciated.
Make online condolences at: www.rogerspickard.
com.

CLYDE EARL SCOTTON, SR.
Clyde Earl Scotton, Sr., 72, of Siler City passed away Saturday, (08-13-2016) at Siler City Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday (08-17-2016) at 2 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Chatham Memorial Park.
Mr. Scotton was born February 28, 1944, the son of Howard T. and Queen E. Scotton. He was also preceded in death by a son, Lyndon B. Scotton, brothers, Willie J. Scotton, Howard T. Scotton, Jr. and Donald L. Scotton.  He enjoyed working as a truck driver.
Survivors include sons, Rev. Clyde Scotton, Jr. of Siler City, Jeremiah Scotton of Scranton, PA; daughter, Wendy S. Dunlap of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Doretha Matthews, Bertha Person; brothers, Rev. David Scotton, Sr., Norman Scotton, Sr., and Tommy Scotton.

RAY M. CHEEK
Ray M. Cheek, 87, of Asheboro, died Monday, (08-15-2016) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, (08-18-2016) at Central Falls Baptist Church, with  Rev. Gerald Hussey, Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will follow at Franklinville United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Ray was a native of Chatham County, a retired truck driver with Pilot Freight, presently employed with Southern Supreme Fruit Cake Co., and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was member of American Legion Post 45, Central Falls Baptist Church and the Woodman of World. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.S. and Mamie Davis Cheek, his brothers, Earl Cheek, Clyde Cheek, William Cheek and his sister, Clara C. Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Craven Cheek of the home, daughters, Susan Mussotto of Margate, FL, Barbara Moran, of Asheboro; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Condolences may be made online at www.
loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

 HOWARD GLENN “JUNIE’ POE
Howard Glenn  “Junie” Poe, 81, of Silk Hope  Road, Siler City died Friday, August 12, 2016  at Chatham  Hospital,  Siler City.
Mr. Poe was born in Chatham County on  April 24, 1935, the son of Glenn and Annie Ruth (Fox) Poe.  He was employed as an upholsterer for over 40 years with Boling
Chair.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent with his family.
Howard was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Whitey” Poe; his parents; brother, Kenneth Poe and a sister, Margie Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Stinson) Poe; two daughters, Rhonda Poe Stevens and husband, Jeff of Ramseur, Donna Poe Owensby and husband, Gary of Siler City; two sons, Michael Poe and wife, Cheryl of Bear Creek, Stevie Doug Poe of Siler City; brother, Gene Poe; grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler Stevens, Bubba Owensby, Rebecca, Zack and Madison Poe; great-grandchildren, Serinity and Colton Stevens, and Faith Owensby.
A graveside service was held Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.
ridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY THOMPSON MARTIN
Mary Thompson Martin, 90, of Royston, GA, formerly of Siler City, NC, died August 14, 2016.
Born March 8, 1926 in Pine Hill, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Lindzie and Nellie Thompson.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James (Jim) Chalmer Martin; a brother Hannis L. Thompson; and a sister Virginia Cashion.
She was a retired bookkeeper with the A&P, a former member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, and a charter member of Faith Assembly of God in Siler City.  In 1993 she moved to Royston, Georgia and was an active member of the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was a member of the Women’s Ministry and the Thursday Morning Prayer Group.  She was member of the Woodmen of World and officer in the local lodge.  She also served as a Pink Lady with Ty Cobb Memorial Hospital.  She was a loyal supporter of Emmanuel College and vocal follower of the Emmanuel College Lady Lions and Lions basketball teams.
Survivors include her son, James (Jim) Chalmer Martin II; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Mike Bona; grandchildren, James Chalmer Martin III, Eric Martin Bona and Lisa, Kyle David Bona and Krystle; great-granddaughter, Mary Mackenzie Bona; sisters, Margie (Ray) Rook, Edna McCaskill, Marie Turner, Pat (Wayland) Loftin; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Jr.) Cashion; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Chapel of Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, in Siler City, NC.   Interment will follow at the Chatham Memorial Cemetery in Siler City, NC.
Whitlock Mortuary and Smith and Buckner Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net.

 DEACON JE R O M E BOWDEN
The faithful journey and legacy of Deacon Jerome Bowden, son of the late Thomas Ross and Mabel McMasters Bowden began on December 12, 1937 in Chatham County. God, the architect and designer of his life intervened on Thursday morning, August 4, 2016 at 2:32 a.m. at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC and peacefully transitioned him from labor to reward in a quiet serenity with his devoted wife Betty at his side.
While in Greensboro he continued to manifest those nurturing Christian principles as an early child by joining the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro under the leadership of Rev. Samuel L. Fogle where he served on the official board as a trustee, faithful member and secretary of the Male Chorus. He later desired to return to his long time childhood church, Rocky River. He was ordained as a Deacon on April 30, 2000 in the Deep River Association under the leadership of Rev. W.
Earl Jeffers. He took his responsibility as a Deacon very seriously and found great fulfillment and joy in his Christian service. Jerome was a dedicated, dependable and loyal
employee for more than 40 years. He began his professional career with a strong work ethic. In the early 1970’s he worked at Cone Mills Revolution Plant in Greensboro, NC and later served as a merchandise handler at Sears and Roebuck Company for 32 years where he retired.
He entered into the covenant of marriage with Betty Alston on June 4, 1960 and to this loving union a wonderful and beautiful daughter, Annette was born. Jerome and Betty shared 56 blessed years together. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ophelia
Jeffers and three brothers, Roy, Melvin and Clyde Bowden.
Those left to celebrate his life and cherish his special memories are his wife, Betty of the home; daughter, Annette Hill (James Plato, Sr.) of Gastonia, NC; two brothers, Marvin Bowden of Staley, NC and Ronald Bowden of Liberty, NC; one loving sister, Margie Bowden Dark of Siler City, NC; grandchildren, Lori Hill of Winston-Salem, NC; James Plato Hill, Jr. (Sheena) of Williamston, SC and one great-grandson, Caiden of Williamston, SC; godson, Taryll Cobb of Greensboro, NC;
adopted daughter, Lisa Newby of Greensboro, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services took place at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church, 7516 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City, NC on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

ESTELLE S. BOWERS
Estelle Shuskey Bowers, 84, formerly of Siler City, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Grayson Creek Assisted Living in Lexington.
Mrs. Bowers was born in Chatham County on July 1, 1932, the daughter of Gester H. and Cara M. (Campbell) Shuskey. Estelle was a member of Hickory Mountain United
Methodist Church. She worked at Hadley Peoples Mfg. but devoted her life to
her family. Estelle was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bowers; her parents; brother, Straughn Shuskey, sisters Elenor Shuskey of Chatham Co. and Cleo Teles of
Albuquerque, NM; stepson Richard Bowers of Pittsboro and half-brother,
James Perry.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanie Marshall of Siler City, Phoebe Marshall of
Lexington; one son, Johnnie Marshall of Siler City; one sister, Delene Long of Wisconsin; ten grandchildren, and half-brother, Van Perry of Siler City.
A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Cemetery, 201 Hadley Mill Road, Pittsboro, with grandson Heath Roberts officiating.   Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www. pughfuneralhome.com.

August 11, 2016

TERESA GILDA RUISI LASK
Teresa Gilda Ruisi Lask, 92, of  Siler City died Tuesday, (08-02-2016) at Siler City Center.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, (08-06-2016) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Julia Catholic Parish, with Father Joseph Madden officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Mrs. Lask was born June 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Moderno) Ruisi.  She retired from Grant Hardware as an advertising manager.  Teresa was a member of St. Julia Catholic Parish and a Eucharistic minister in constant prayer for her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. Lask.
She is survived by two daughters, Debra M. Schinbeckler of Longboat Key, FL and Lisann M. Lash of New London; sons, Dr. Andrew J. Lask  of West Harrison, NY, Stephen G. Lask of Durham, Gregory M. Lask of Siler City; 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay For Life, Ann McDaniel, PO Box 526, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

  MARGIE “REGINA” BOUCHETTE
Mrs. Margie “Regina” Bochette, 67, of Bear Creek,  died Thursday, (08-04-2016) at her residence.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday (08-06-2016) at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Regina was born in Gaston County, in 1949, daughter of the late Forest Thomas Bumgarner and Mabel Maxine Crook Bumgarner. She worked for 26 years at Hill Forest Rest Home in Goldston. Regina was a member at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husband Butch Bochette, she was preceded in death by brothers, Forrest Bumgarner, Jr. and
Wayne Bumgarner.
She is survived by one daughter, Crystal Dean of Bear Creek; sons, Tommy Sinnamon of Ramseur,  Michael Sinnamon of Bear Creek, Mark Crain of Gastonia; and nine grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

LARRY RAY MORRIS
Larry Ray Morris, 67, of Siler City died Friday, (08-05-2016) at Chatham Hospital, Inc.
The funeral was held at  2 p.m. Monday (08-08-2016) at Providence Independent Methodist Church, with Rev. Brian Caldwell and Josh Conrad officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Larry was born on October 18, 1948 in Alamance County, the son of Robert and Jewel Glass Morris. He was formerly employed with Gulf Oil and Tire Company, Bradshaw Supply Company, Bonlee Poultry and Jerry Harris Auction. He was retired poultry farmer. Larry was a member of Providence Independent Methodist Church where he served on the church grounds committee, the Pastor-Parrish committee and cemetery committee.
Survivors include his
wife of 49 years, Jeanette Wilkie Morris of the home; sons, Larry Kevin Morris of Bennett, Brian Richard Morris of Robbins and Charlie Ray Morris of Siler City, sisters, Marilyn Price of Siler City, Barbara Welborn of Seagrove; brother: Danny Morris of Liberty; three grand-children, and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Providence Independent Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 905 Providence Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN ROBERT BRAY
John Robert Bray, 93, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (07-31-2016), at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A private graveside service was held at Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bray was a native of Randolph County and a truck driver.
Surviving are a son, Phil Bray of Wilmington; sister, Betty Ann Parrish of Greensboro; brother, Jim Bray of Greensboro; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great- grandchildren.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

ZAY’VION McINTYRE
Master Zay’vion Lamar McIntyre, 1, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (08-01-2016) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, (08-06-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home, with burial following at Minter Cemetery.
Zay’vion is survived by his parents, Lavoughnia Jackson, and Lamer McIntyre of Sanford; sister, Nahjae Jackson; grandparents, Joanne Wimbush of NY, Jackie McIntyre, Elaine Heck, Emmitt and Stacy Heck, great-grandparents Buford and Sharon Byrd, James and Dorothy McIntyre, all of Sanford.

JEROME BOWDEN
Deacon Jerome Bowden passed away on Thursday, (08-04-2016) at Moses Cone Hospital.
Services were held Monday (08-08-2016) at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald C. Kimber II and Rev. Frederick James, officiating. Burial following at Chatham Memorial Park.
Deacon Bowden was born December 12, 1937 in Chatham County, the son of the late Thomas Ross and mabel McMasters Bowden. He attended Chatham County schools. He had worked at Cone Mills Revolution Platn and later served at a merchandise handley at Sears and Roebuck Company. He was a member of Robky River Missionary Baptist Church, where he served diligently as a Deacon.
He was also a member of the Bible study, Sunday school, and the church choir. He was proceeded in death by a sister, Ophelia Jeffers and brothers, Roy, Melvin and Clyde Bowden.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty Alstone Bowden; daughter, Annelle Hill of Gastonia; brothers, Marvin Bowden of Staley, Ronald Bowden of Liberty; sister, Margie Dark; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

BOBBY GENE MITCHELL  
Bobby Gene Mitchell of Mount Vernon Springs died Friday, (08-05-2016).
The Service of Remembrance was held Sunday (08-07-2016) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mitchell was born April 27, 1933, the son of the late Lind Louise “Dalar” Mitchell and Pete Davis. He attended Gees Grove Elementary School, and was a member of Gees Grove Church, where he served as trustee, class leader, Sunday school superintendent, and custodian. He sang with several groups. Bobby retired from Ramtex after thirty plus years of employment. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Edward, David, Ezekiel and Charles Mitchell and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marselle Pugh Mitchell: daughters, Patty Foxx of Goldston, Barbara Wallace of Siler City, Valerie Mitchell of Eden, Dana McLean of Sanford; son, Vincent Mitchell of Martinez, GA; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; siblings, Addie Bell Womble of Sanford, Betty Johnson of Siler City, and Jimmy Mitchell of Greensboro.

WILLIE EUGENE McINTOSH  
Mr. William Eugene McIntosh passed away on Friday, (08-05-2016) at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
A memorial service was held Tuesday (08-09-2016) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro.
Survivors include children, Dennise Brooks of Siler City, Priscilla Thompson of Sanford, Diana Matthews and Ricky Curtis, both of Ramseur,Reggie McIntosh of Greensboro; stepson, William Spinks of Kernerville; step-daughter, Kym Isley of Greensboro; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bessie Lee Glover of Sanford.

NANNIE MAE FRAZIER ALSTON
Mrs. Nannie Mae Frazier Alston, formerly of Siler City, passed away on Sunday (07-31-2016) in New York City, NY.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, (08-10-2016) at 2 p.m. at Gee’s Grove AME Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Alston; son, Jimmy Frazier, both of New York City; brothers, Willie Frazier, Buddy Frazier, Roy Earl Frazier, all of Siler City, Roy Lee Frazier of Raleigh; sisters, Martha Brower, Ola McClenon and Ella Horton, all of Siler City.

ROGER DALE CLARK
Roger Dale Clark, 65, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-05-2016), at Sanford Health and Rehab. Center.
He was a native of Lee County, born on February 6, 1951, to the late Vinson Clark and Ruth Phillips Clark.  Mr. Clark served his country in the US Navy and worked as a glass installer after his military service.
Surviving relatives include his wife Linda Richards Clark of the home; son, Tracey Clark of Sanford; daughter, April Smith of Cumnock; brother, Richard Clark of Sanford; sisters, Jean Baker of Augusta, GA, Cecelia Macko of Sanford, and Cathy Starr Pleasants of Sanford; and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

CLIFFORD CARR
Clifford Carr, 78, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-05-2016) at his residence.
Funeral services were held Monday, (08-08-2016) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Western presiding. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
He was a native of Lee County, born on August 8, 1937.  Mr. Carr served his country in the US Air Force.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Eileen Baker Carr.
Surviving relatives include his daughter, Lisa Ann Bordeaux of Sanford and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kendale Acres Free Will Baptist Church, 3407 Cemetery Rd., Sanford, NC  27332.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

GREG WILSON
Mr. Greg Wilson, age 60, of Smyrna, TN passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. He was born in Siler City, NC to John and Nancy Wilson. Greg worked in manufacturing for AkzoNobel Powder Coatings in Nashville, TN.
Greg is survived by his wife, Jennifer Wilson; mother, Nancy Wilson of Siler City; siblings, Marty Wilson, Teresa (Ricky) Graves, Carolyn Wilson, John (Rachel) Wilson, all of Siler City; nieces and nephews, Hillary Graves, Cliff (Tiffany) Graves, Corey Wilson, Adam Wilson, Nicole Wilson; and dog, Nilly aka Fuzzy Butt. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hoover Wilson.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
An online guestbook is available for the family at www.woodfinchapel.com.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel, (615) 893-5151.

TERESSA JORDAN BROWN
Mrs. Teressa Jordan Brown, 46, of Siler City, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Siler City Center.
The visitation was held Tuesday evening, at Joyce Brady Chapel from 6 – 8 p.m. . The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with Rev. Don Edwards and Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
Teressa was born in Chatham County, in 1970, daughter of the late Rufus Lewis Jordan, Jr. and Shirley Beck Jordan. She worked as a Pharmacy Tech at U.N.C. Hospital . Teressa devoted her life to work and raising her sons, she so lovingly referred to as her “Babies”.  Teressa was  taken into the care of Siler City Center as the result of a motorcycle accident over two years ago, in which her husband did not survive.  Becoming a resident there, she was blessed to have none other than her own grandmother, Geneva Beck, as a roommate. In addition to the great care she recieved from the staff of the Siler City Center, she had her mother there each day, at her side, offering comfort each step of the way. Teressa was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, yet it brings comfort to the hearts of her family, knowing her pain and suffering has ended and she is with the Lord. In addition to her father and her husband, Justin Brown, she was preceded in death by  her sons, Trevor-Tate and Zimiriah Brown.
She is survived by her three sons, Chris, Trent and Curtis Brown all of Siler City; her mother, Shirley Beck Jordan of Bear Creek; her grandmother, Geneva Beck of Siler City; her brother, Earl Jordan of Bear Creek, and a host of family and friends.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com .
Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett, N.C. is honored to serve the Brown family.

RONALD LYNDON CHAVEZ
Mr. Ronald Lyndon Chavez, 75, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away while surrounded by his family Sunday morning, August 7, 2016 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Mr. Chavez was born on January 14, 1941.
A schoolteacher for twenty-five years, Mr. Chavez started his career as an educator in Fork Union, VA before moving to Chatham County in 1971. He was an avid pilot and was active in the Civil Air Patrol. A lifelong learner, Mr. Chavez earned a Master’s
Degree in Mathematics as well as a Master’s Degree
in Education Admini-stration. He was active as a Boy Scout leader and also managed the Pittsboro Swimming Association for many years. One of his greatest joys in life was the annual
vacation gathering of his children, grandchildren,
and great-grandchildren at Holden Beach, NC for
the past 26 years.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jean
Chavez; son, Ron Chavez and wife Pam of Pittsboro,
NC; daughters Becky Devinney and husband George of Pittsboro, NC and Cindy Rhodes and husband David of Concord, NC; eleven grandchildren – Cassidy Bryant, John Chavez, Jake Chavez, Jason Devinney, Karyn Devinney, Jennifer Devinney, Samantha Devinney, Sarah Rhodes, Elizabeth Rhodes, Ben Rhodes, and Daniel Rhodes; two greatgrandchildren,
Madelyn Bryant and Olivia Bryant; and two sisters, Betty Jo Gallegos of Cripple Creek, CO and Brenda Strobeck of Plymouth Meeting, PA.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, 95 East Main St., Pittsboro, NC with Dr.
Troy Lesher-Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
Condolences may be made at www.
donaldsonfunerals.com.

JOHN DUNCAN “DUNK” KENNEDY
John Duncan “Dunk” Kennedy, 81, of Glosson Road, Siler City died
Monday, August 8, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Chatham County on October 3, 1934, the son
of Herman and Edna
(Jordan) Kennedy. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where he sang in the choir. “Dunk” was an Army
veteran of the Korean War and retired from Cone Mills of Greensboro as a truck driver. He enjoyed
flying, playing golf and hunting quail and doves. Dunk was preceded in death by his parents, sisters,
Marguerite Brissett and Helen Neher; brother, Herman Kennedy, Jr.
He is survived by his wife 58 years, Mary Alice (Glosson) Kennedy; one daughter, Kimberly K.
Hughes and husband, Mike Hughes of Huntersville; two sons, Jamie D. Kennedy of Siler City, and Wesley Kennedy and wife, Kimi Kennedy of Seattle, WA; one sister, Hilda Short of Siler City; granddaughters,
Megan Hughes and Caroline Hughes; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 1 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City. A memorial service will follow Thursday at 12 Noon at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

FLORENCE HASH TESTERMAN
Mrs. Florence Hash
Testerman, 83, of Goldston, N.C., died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her home, following three years of
declining health. She is now with Jesus, her Lord and Savior.
The family received friends Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett, and at other times, at the home of Dale and Wanda Testerman
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pine Branch Baptist Church, in Mouth-of-Wilson,
Virginia, with Rev. Stephen Stowe officiating.
Friends visited the family one hour prior to the funeral on Sunday at the church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Florence was born July 8, 1933 in Grassy Creek,
Va., daughter of the late Albert M. and Dollie Roberts Hash. During her life she loved going to church, cooking, sewing and raising her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Testerman,  sons, Harvey Junior and
Howard Neal Testerman and nine siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Martha Testerman of Goldston; sons, Dale Testerman (Wanda) and Sam Testerman (Charlotte), both of Siler City, Mike
Testerman of Goldston, and Charles Testerman
(Margie) of Carthage; sister, Lillian I. Hash of
Independence, Va; sisters-in-law, DyEtta Hash, Faye Hash, Shirley Funk (Elwood) and Cora Lee Diamond; brothers-in-law, Bill and Clifton Testerman; 15
grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren,
three step-great-grand-children, five great- great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild and numerous neices and nephews.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rodney, Ray, Tony, Jeremy, Chad, Michael, Adam and Briar.
Condolences may be offered online at www.
joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Testerman family.

August 4, 2016

JOHNNIE (Junior) JAMES CHALMERS
Mr. Johnnie James Chalmers, 89, passed away on Saturday, (07-23-2016) at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (07-28-2016) at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Chalmers was the son of the late John Phillip and Alberta Atkins Chalmers. He was born on October 19, 1926.  A memeber of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, he served as a trustee, teacher, superintendent and senior deacon of the Deacon Board. Johnnie attended public schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After receiving wounds, he came home and was employed at Pope Air Force Base for 30 years as a civil service employee.  He served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President for Central Electric Membership Corporation. He was a member of Harnett County Health Board for about ten years, was PTA president and a leader of the Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Jean Chalmers.
Survivors include his wife of over 70 years, Parthenia Cameron Chalmers;  children, Patricia Chalmers of Johnsonville, James Lewis Chalmers  of Vass, Lester Derrill Chalmers of Johnsonville, Vanessa C. Rogers of Sanford; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister Clara B.C. Blue; and brother, Jessie L. Chalmers.

NORBERT Z. LOFLIN
Norbert Zell Loflin, 75, of Asheboro, died Wednesday, (07-27-2016) at his residence.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (07-30-2016) at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with  Rev. Perry Brown officiating.
Norbert was a native of Randolph County, formerly employed with Wright Furniture in Liberty and a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Johnson Loflin of the home; and half brother, Ennis Loflin of Bear Creek.
Condolences may be made online at  www.
loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to: Community Home Care and Hospice, 533 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.

 THOMAS STEVEN RICHARDSON  
Mr. Thomas Steven “MudGrip” Richardson, 60, of Seagrove, died Tuesday, (07-26-2016) at his home.
Funeral service was held Friday (07-29-2016) at Pleasant Hill U.M.C., at 3 p.m. with Rev. Howard Moffitt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Thomas was born in Randolph County in 1955, son of the late Clinton Steve Richardson and Betty Van Dyke Richardson. He worked for Thomas Built Buses prior to his retirement.   He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include sons, Jacob Robert Steven “MudFlap” Richardson of the home, Ethan John Taylor Richardson of Seagrove; daughter, Hannah Danyelle Richardson, also of the home; sisters, Glenda Purvis of Seagrove, Sharon Davis of Climax, and Dana Dillon of High Point.
The family requests that contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be offered online at  www.joycebradychapel.com.

CLARA JANE “Muh” GILCHRIST
Ms. Clara Jane Gilchrist, 83, of Sanford, passed on Sunday, (07-24-2016) at her resident.
Funeral service was held at 12 noon, Saturday, (07-30-2016) at Works for Christian Center.
Clara was born March 23, 1933 to Douglas and Lisher McNeil in Burgaw.
She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Clara served many roles over the years but her favorite was serving as Missionary President. She was educated in the Johnsonville Public School System, and later she pursued a degree as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Central Carolina Technical Institute. Clara was employed by Federal Spinning before pursuing her profession as a CNA Convalescent Care Center and retired from TLC Home Inc. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas NcNeil, Jr. She was married to
Howard Gilchrist.
Survivors include daughters, Peggy Wilson, Clarice Douglas and Carolyn Fox, all of Sanford, Edna Reaves of Carthage, Sherri McNeil of Albany, NY; son, Larry Gilchrist of Sanford; brothers, Johnny McNeil, Paul McNeil,both of Sanford, Richard McNeil of Albany, NY, Thurman McNeil of Siler City, Harold Brooks, Tyrone Brooks and Anthony Brooks, all of Sanford; sisters, Hildra Nelson of New York, NY, Phyllis Johnson, Cindra Goldston, Ann Lou Grant, all of Sanford,  Robin Brooks, of Fayetteville, Lawanda Carter of Lillington; 13 Grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and,  two great-great-grandchildren.

ELI JUNIOR WELCH
Mr. Eli Junior Welch, 83, of Robbins, died Friday, (07-29-2016) at his home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, (08-01-2016) at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. John Williamson and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Eli was born in Moore County in 1933, son of the late Jesse Thomas Welch and Etta Kennedy Welch. He worked at Carthage Fabrics prior to his retirement. In addition to his parents, Eli was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and his son Jackie.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Janie of the home; children, Janice Welch of Robbins,  James Ray Welch of Franklinville,  Judy W. Martin of Star,  Linda W. Bean of Robbins,  Tonya W. Britt of Seagrove; brother, Worthy Welch of Seagrove; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JOHN C. SCOTTON
John Charlie Scotton, 89, of  Siler City, died Monday, (08-01-2016)at VA Medical Center in Durham.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, (08-06-2016) at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. William Harrington officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
John was a native of Chatham County, self-employed brick mason, an Army Veteran serving in WWII, a member of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Siler City Masonic Lodge #711, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death his wife, Dollie Spinks Scotton, parents, Willie and Ida Reynolds Scotton, brothers, Howard, Jessie, and Joseph Scotton.
Survivors include his children, Robert Scotton, Dorothy Cannon, and Sarah Brown, all of Durham, John W. Scotton of Chapel Hill; sisters, Martha Brown of Silver Springs, MD, Mary Winfield of Greensboro, Rebecca Snipes of Wilson, Ruby Brockington of Greensboro, Ida Battle of Oxon Hill, MD; brothers, Willie Scotton, George Scotton, both of Siler City; eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from  12 to 1 p.m.  Saturday at the Church.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

NETTIE MAE  TOOMER BROOKS
Mrs. Nettie Mae Brooks, 85, of Pittsboro, passed away Saturday, (07-30-2016) at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.
Funeral service will be held at  1 p.m. Thursday, (08-04-2016) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents,  David Toomer and Dorothy Lassiter.
She is survived by six children, Norman Reaves, Diane Reaves, Deborah Harris, Kenneth Reaves, Annette Judd and Valery Watson. She also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
No wake is scheduled.

EMMA MAE SCATES
Ms. Emma M. Scates, 76 passed on Saturday, (07-30-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Funeral services were held at  7 p.m., Wednesday, (08-03-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.
Born November 23, 1939, in Harnett County to the late Clinton and Bessie Gales Minter.
She was a member of Cameron Grove AME Zion Church in Broadway.
Surviving is her brother, Sandy Lee Minter of the home.

MARIA DEL ReFUGIO PEREZ AVILA
Maria Del Refugio Perez Avila, 38, of Staley, passed away on Tuesday, (07-26-2016).
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

STEVEN  CHRISTOPHER  BRISTOW, JR.
Steven Christopher Bristow, Jr., 31, of Liberty died Sunday, (07-31-2016) from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
The family received friends Wednesday, (08-03-2016) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday, (08-04-2016) at 1 p.m. at The Walk (Faith Walk) Church, 485 Brightwood Church Road, Gibsonville with Chaplain Mark Ahorn officiating.  Burial will be in Staley Cemetery.
Mr. Bristow was born in Guilford County on June 27, 1985, the son of Chris and JoAnne (Wyatt) Bristow.  Steven was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School where he played football and wore the jersey number 63.  He attended GTCC Fire Academy, was an eagle scout, a member and drummer of Be The Moon Band.    Steven had worked part time at Piedmont Feed & Garden Center, Chapel Hill.  He had served as a volunteer with the Silk Hope Fire Department and Chatham Rescue, he had received numerous awards.  He was employed as a Captain with the Whisett Fire Department.  He created a Kids Fire Prevention Program (enlarging machine) that was endorsed by the North Carolina Fire Association, Pinecroft – Sedgefield Fire Department Station # 25.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Calderon; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Geraldine Bristow, Norma Kidd; maternal grandparents, Barbara and Buddy Wyatt.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ashley Bristow; daughters, Amara McWhorter and Corrin Bristow; sons, Edan and Rowan Bristow; mother, JoAnne (Wyatt) Bristow; father, Chris Bristow;
brothers, Eric Bristow, Travis Garretson; and sister: Erica Calderon.
Memorials may be made to Fireman’s Fund, c/o Whisett, NC Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

GEORGE HENRY ALLRED
George Henry Allred, 97, of Siler City died Friday,
July 29, 2016 at Coventry House Of Siler City.
Mr. Allred was born in Chatham County on
March 15, 1919 the son of Jesse Booker and Eva
(Clark) Allred. George was a member of the
Bonlee Baptist Church and an Army Veteran. He
devoted his life with countless hours of service
to others and has been recognized with numerous
awards for his participation and service. Among
those are, Siler City Masonic Lodge 403 AF & AM past Master, Ivanhoe Commandry # 8 Greensboro York Rite, past Master KYCH Order of Purple Cross, Royal Order of Scotland AMD ( Allied
Masonic Degrees) past Sovert Master, Royal Select Masters # 1, St Patrick’s Council #1, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Tar Heel Forest # 161, Ameran Shriners of Raleigh, Oasis Shriners of Charlotte, Scottish Rites of Free Masonary , Greensboro, Life Member,
American Legion Post # 93, past Commander,
40-8 Voucher #1172 of Liberty and 33rd Degree
awarded by Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonary.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Marie
Councilman Allred; his parents; brothers, Harold
Allred and wife, Rachel, Jesse Clark Allred, Robert
H. Allred; and sister, Annie Rue Allred Fox.
He is survived by sister, Frances Disharoon of
Siler City; brother, Jack Allred and wife, JoAnn of
Siler City; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at
2 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home
Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with
Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. Burial followed
in Oakwood Cemetery with military and masonic
rites.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to
the staff of Coventry House and Community Home Care & Hospice for the care given to George.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Community Home Care & Hospice, Siler City or
Bonlee Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.
pughfuneralhome.com.

 JUDITH MADELINE PIONTAK
Judith Madeline Piontak passed away peacefully
in the company of her brother on Friday, July 15,
2016 at age 75.
She was born on March 27, 1941 to Edward
and Helen (Dombrowski) Piontak of Willimantic,
CT. She is survived by her brother, Gary Piontak,
and her nieces and nephew Corrie Piontak, Joy
Piontak, Nathan Piontak, and Rachel Piontak;
three grandnephews, Leif Carlisle, Ian Carlisle,
and Aidan Piontak, and countless other friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother
James Piontak, and her beloved dogs, Tarra and
Carrie. Judy graduated from Windham High School in 1959 and worked as an engineering assistantat Pratt & Whitney for 20 years. Raising and showing her Great Danes was her passion in life and served as a source for meeting many lifelong
friends. She approached everything with a quick
humor and a great deal of resilience. She lived in
Columbia, CT for the majority of her adult years
before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012
and moving to North Carolina to be in the care of
her family. Judy’s wit and generosity coupled with
her independent and feisty spirit will always be
remembered by those who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations
be made in her name to one of the following
charities:
Alzheimers of North Carolina (AlzNC): https://
secure.e2rm.com/registrant/sessionExpired.
asp ?eID=151886&lp=en-CA
UNC Hospice Care: http://www.uncmedicalcenter.
org/uncmc/care-treatment/hospice/make-a-gift/ or
Great Dane Rescue: http://www.greatdane
rescueinc.com/help/index.html.

ELLEN BRADY  TAQUINO
Ellen Brady Taquino of Myrtle Beach, SC went to
be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Ellen was born in Siler City, NC to the late Billy D. and Eunice K. Brady on July 31, 1947.
She is survived by husband, Rodney N. Taquino, Jr.; sons, Gregory B. Stringfellow and wife Angela,
and Marc Williams; brother, William A. Brady and wife Crystal; sisters, Patricia B. Fields and husband Charles Taquino and Susan B. Hinson;
stepdaughters, Jamie L. Taquino, Tracy T. Henry; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,
several nieces, nephews and five canine children. Ellen’s tremendous talent and entrepreneurial spirit led her in many directions in life. She started sewing at a very early age and when she was only
10 years old won a 4H award for her ability in the craft. Ellen went on to become an accomplished seamstress and crafter who could envision and
create anything from design to final product. Ellen’s love of fashion and clothing led her to open
the Gray House Collections in Siler City, a ladies dress shop specializing in top quality brands. Ellen
was also well known for being an accomplished dancer. She began dancing at an early age, and
taught Shag lessons for over 10 years in Greensboro and Siler City. Ellen’s accomplishment and
contribution as an instructor in Shag was recognized with her induction into the National Living Legends
Hall of Fame in 2007.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse of the Plantation Lakes subdivision located at 205 Shoreward Drive in the Carolina Forest Area of Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any no-kill animal shelter of the readers’ choice.

July 28, 2016

DOROTHY WITHERS
Mrs. Dorothy Withers of Siler City passed way on Monday, (07-18-2016) at Chatham Hospital.
The funeral was held Saturday, (07-23-2016) at the First Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Barry Gray officiating.
Dorothy Foxx Withers was born May 11, 1932 to the late Clarence and Mozelle Edwards Foxx. She was educated in Chatham County Schools. She was employed in the health care profession, where she used her nursing skills. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, when she retired back to Siler City. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Darrow Foxx, sisters, Audrey Lewis Foxx, Alice Faye Siler and Celestine Sparks.
Survivors include her children, Pamela Moorehead of Fayetteville, Wanda Withers of Siler City, Kenneth Withers of the home, Michael Withers of Orangeburg, NY; sister, Christian Huff of Washington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ANITA MAE PRITCHARD
Anita Mae Pritchard, 54, of Bennett, died Sunday, (07-17-2016) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
Funeral services were held at  2 p.m., Thursday, (07-21-2016), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Bennett, Rev. Don Edwards officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Anita was a native of Randolph County, and self-employed with a home cleaning service and worked at Dockside Seafood Restaurant in Chapel Hill. She attended Pleasant Grove Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ethel Kidd Pritchard, and sister, Carol Pritchard.
Survivors, twin sister, Alesia Bunton of Liberty; brothers, Steven Clark Pritchard of Seagrove, Van Pritchard of Ramseur,
Condolences may be made online at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com.

WILMA JEAN PURVIS
Mrs.  Wilma Jean Purvis, 84, of Bear Creek, died Monday, (07-18-2016) at Clapp’s Nursing Center in Asheboro.
The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Lee Kidd and Rev. Dr. Neal Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Wilma was born in Chatham County in 1931, daughter of the late Gails Whitaker Welch and Nannie Jane Cox. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her children, Anita Lahr of Asheboro,  Charles Purvis of Carthage, Gene Purvis of Franklinton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Beulah Baptist Church – Food Pantry,   8454 Howard’s Mill Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208   or to Gideons International,    P.O. Box  181, Asheboro, N.C.   27208.
Condolences may be made online at www.
joycebradychapel.com.

ALIENE TAYLOR
Ms. Aliene Taylor, 90, of Sanford, passed away  Thursday, (07-14-2016) at her residence.
Aliene Toomer Taylor, daughter of the late Ivan Toomer and Nara Raines was born January 28, 1926 in Chatham County. She attended Durham Business College to become a Cosmetologist. She did hair in her home and worked at Corn and Dubbler Factory. She was a member of White Oak A.M.E. Zion Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bill Taylor, three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include sisters, Mary Jackson of Sanford, Margie Womack; stepchildren, William Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Billie Taylor, Laura Rogers, Virgie Taylor; and  ten grandchildren.

WINFORD JUNIOR MURCHISON
Mr. Winford Junior Murchison, 31 of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (07-16-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Funeral service was held at 1 pm, Saturday, (07-23-2016) at Works For Christ Christian Center.
Mr. Murchison was born to Stella Murchison and Winford Clegg. He was a member of God of Abundance Outreach Ministries. He was preceded in death by his father, Winford Clegg, his grandparents, Cora Clegg, Estelle Wilson, and Junior Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jamese Murchison of the home; mother, Stella Murchison of Sanford; stepdaughter, Kiaundra of the home; brothers, William and Antoino Murchison, both of Sanford; sisters, Demetrius Murchison of Reidsville, Tonya Murchison of Newport News, VA, and  Tasha Murchison of Sanford.

MARY EVELYN McNEILL
Dr. Mary Evelyn McNeill, Colonel US Army Reserves, Ret., 86, of Greenville, died in her home on Wednesday, (07-20-2016).
A memorial service was held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville. Also a memorial service was held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shallow Well Church.
Evelyn was born and raised in Lee County and was a graduate of Jonesboro High School. She attended Elon College and UNC – Chapel Hill, Ph.D. She later received a Master’s Degree in Anatomy from Duke and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She had been a teacher, physical therapist and taught Neuroanatomy in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Evelyn is survived by siblings of Sanford: Charles, Ronald, Ruth Morris, and Harold of Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lacy Dixon and Mary Lee Watson McNeill, and a brother, Robert Dixon McNeill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Shallow Well Church cemetery fund, 1220 Broadway Rd., Sanford NC 27332 or to the Grace Chapel Church building fund, PO Box 1408, Sanford, NC 27331.
Condolences may be made at   www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

ALAN BRADLEY CAMERON
Alan Bradley Cameron, 61, of Sanford, died Thursday, (07-21-2016) at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (07-23-2016) at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. George Walton officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
He was born in Moore County, on July 14, 1955, to the late Orton Jasper Cameron and Katherine Bradley Cameron.  He was also preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Cameron.  Mr. Cameron worked for CNC Machine and was a veteran with the US Air Force.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Howard Cameron of the home; a son, James Derek Cameron of Sanford and three grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

RICKY ALLEN  HOLSHOUSER
Ricky AllenHolshouser, of Bear Creek died Sunday, (07-16-2016) at his residence.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God, 1042 HWY 1 South, Lugoff, SC, with Rev. Tim Shirley officiating.

LESTER COLLINS
Mr. Lester Collins, 65, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, (07-22-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home,
719 Wall Street, Sanford.

TERRY LEE WALKER
Mr. Terry Lee Walker, of Cameron passed away on Saturday, ((07-23-2016) at Royal Oaks Assisted Living in Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home,
719 Wall Street, Sanford.

WAYNE LEE LOWE
Wayne Lee  Lowe, 76, of Siler City died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Lowe was born in Chatham County on December 17, 1939, the son of Samuel Bryant and Janiece (Keller) Lowe.  He was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church, served in the National Guard, and was employed with Canteen Corporation for 28 years.  Wayne was an avid Carolina fan who loved watching Tar Heel basketball.  He cherished his annual trips to the coast with his special fishing buddies.  Above all, he loved God and used his singing talents to serve Him for many years.  There was nothing more on this earth that he loved than his family, especially his children and four grandchildren as well as his wife of 55 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Lowe McPherson.
He is survived by his wife, Pat (Ellington) Lowe; daughter, Jackie Lowe; son, Jeff Lowe and wife Kimberly; sister, Shirley Williams and husband Bobby; brother, James Lowe and wife Sylvia; grandchildren, Jackson Lee Lowe, Grayson Daniel Lowe, Justin Tate Spivey and Wetherley Grace Lowe; brother-in-law, Jimmy McPherson; and sister-in-law, Earlene Ellington.
A memorial service will be held  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at  3 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Folks and Rev. Brian Biggers officiating.
Memorials may be made to Piney Grove U.M.C. Van Fund, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

MARY GLADYS CLAPP FESMIRE  
Mary Gladys Clapp Fesmire, 90, passed away on Thursday,  July 21, 2016
with her family by her side at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Gladys was born on October 15, 1925 to Alfred Jackson and Flossie Clapp of Siler City. She was a nurse who lovingly cared for her family and patients for over 50 years, working for Chatham Hospital and Doctors parker, Dugan and White. Gadys was a strong woman of faith who loved her church and church family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, The Esther Sunday School Class and the Highfill Missionary Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Brooks Fesmire and her seven brothers and sisters, Mattie C. Nelson, Herman Clapp, Charlie Clapp, Louise C. Dixon, Irene C. Tysinger, Jackie Clapp and Mary Joyce Clapp.
She is survived by her four girls, Sue F. Wilson (Jim), Cindy F. Shaw, Sheree F. Smith (Donnie) and Candace F. Clark Ingram (Mark); five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 6 – 8 pm at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City on Sunday, July 24, 2016..  The funeral was held at her home church, First Baptist Church of Siler City on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. This was followed by a graveside service at Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be made to First Baptist Church’s Mission Memorial Fund or to Samaritan’s Purse.
The Fesmire Family would like to thank family, neighbors, friends and caregivers for the countless cards and acts of kindness everyone has demonstrated to Gladys and her family over the last seventeen months.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

ODETTE DeFONE BEASLEY
Odette DeFone Beasley of Siler City, NC, formerly of Paris, France was born on December 20, 1923.  She was born to the late Pierrie Defone and Jermaine Allemandet. She passed away on July 19th, 2016 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She met her husband who was serving in the U.S Army in 1945 during World War II in France. She left her home in 1948 to come to the U.S with her spouse and daughter.  She was employed by Blue Bell in Greensboro, then went on to run Frenchies Store at Rabbits Crossroads with her spouse until she retired.
She is preceded in death by her spouse, William Bryant Beasley (1-1-1924 – 8-16-1988); her son, JB Beasley (5-3-1948 -12-25-1965); her daughter, Cosette Wilkie Bullard (2-13-1957 – 9-11-2000) and grandson, Scott Brigham (9-30-1970 – 12-18-1996).
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Kenworthy & husband Sam.  She has five grandsons, Bryant Brigham and wife April of Hilton Head, SC, Mark Brigham and wife Angie of Bear Creek, Ashley Wilkie and wife Elizabeth of Siler City, Cody Wilkie of Siler City, and Adam Bullard of Robbins. She has five great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters; her brother, Christian Allemandet; and nephew, Marc Allemandet, both of Paris, France.
Friends called her Mrs. Beasley, Frenchie, Fifi, and Mrs. B, all of those who knew Mrs. Beasley knew that she was a no non-sense kind of lady, who loved hard, and was always a straight shooter.  Her children and grandchildren called her mama, grandma, grand-Nana, and Nana. All of those names leave a lasting impact and legacy for those behind to strive for.  Nana will be truly missed.
The family received friends at the home of Barbara and Sam Kenworthy at 204 Tartan Trail, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Visitation was held on Friday July 22nd in Siler City, NC at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.   The funeral was held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m..  Burial followed at Lee Memorial Gardens in Sanford, NC.

WILLIAM LeDON SMITH
William LeDon Smith,age 50, of Pittsboro diedTuesday, July 19, 2016.
Mr. Smith was bornin Richmond Countyon December 14, 1965to William DonaldsonSmith and the lateDorothy Sue ReeseSmith. He was alsopreceded in death by abrother, Ricky LeRoySmith.
Surviving relativesinclude his wife, KristePolk Smith of the home;two sons, WilliamJoseph Smith and wife,Victoria of Moncure,Brandon Shotts of Cary;daughters, TabithaSmith of MoreheadCity, Ashley Casses andhusband, Benjamin ofLivermore, Californiabrother, Shannon Smithand wife Robin of BearCreek; sister, VickiCovington of RockyMount; step-mother,Sarah Smith; andgrandchildren, WilliamJase Smith, Ella ReeseSmith and Riley Shotts.  The family receivedfriends Friday, July 22,2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.at Donaldson FuneralHome & Cremation.  The funeral servicewas held at 1 p.m.Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Robinson presiding. Burial followed in theChurch cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,the family asks thatmemorial contributions be made to the The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, P.O. Box 361, Corolla, NC 27927, Attn. Jo Langone

July 21, 2016

RYAN MARTYNE SELF
Ryan Martyne Self, 38, of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (07-12-2016).
A memorial service was held Friday, (07-15-2016)at 10 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
Ryan was born in Moore County on November 27, 1977 to Hertford Martyne Self and Leslie Young Self.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Jack and Charlotte Young and, LeRoy Self.
Surviving relatives includehis wife Sara Self; daughters, Taryn Anne Self, Jenna Simone Self; parents, Martyne and Leslie Self; sister, Leslie Lind Self of Pittsboro; and paternal grandmother, Helen Marie Self.
In lieu of flowers, accounts have been established at State Employees Credit Union for college funds for Taryn and Jenna. Contributions can be made at any State Employee Credit Union.
Make condolences at: www.donaldsonfunerals.
com.

IRIS MAE HAYES McGEE
Iris Mae Hayes McGee of Olivia passed away Wednesday, (07-13-2016).
Funeraln services were held Saturday, (07-16-2016) at San Lee Chapel, with Rev. John Sauls, Sr. presiding. Burial followed at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Mrs. McGee was born August 29, 1933, in Columbus County, to the late Gladys and Herman Hayes. She was a member of San Lee Chapel where she had earlier served as the secretary and treasurer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dexton McGee; brothers, Bud Hayes and James Hayes.
Surviving are her children, twins, Lloyd and Floyd McGee; Alice Smith, Rina Eckenrode;  a sister, Bea Redwine of Wilmington; and brothers, Herman Hayes of Old Dock, N.C.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to a favorite charity of donor.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

JASPER MINTER
Mr. Jasper David Minter, 71, of Bear Creek, passed away on Tuesday, (07-12-2016) at his residence.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m.,  Friday, (07-15-2016) at Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mr. Minter was born April 22, 1945 in Chatham County to the late James H. Minter and Annie H. McLeod. He was preceded in death by a son, Jasper Craig Minter, one grandchild, two sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Delois C. Minter of the home; daughters, Joann M. Womble of High Point; Rebecca Faye Powell; son, David E. Minter of the home; five grandchildren, a great grandchild; sister, Joyce Edward; and brother, Joseph Minter of Bear Creek.

MARY ELIZABETH PILSON CANADY
Mary Elizabeth Pilson Canady, 44, of Cameron died Thursday, (07-14-2016).
The memorial service was held at Cameron Baptist Church on Wednesday, (07-20-2016), at  2 p.m., with Dr. Wayne Greene and Rev. David Pilson presiding.  The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Mrs. Canady was born in Lee County, on August 29, 1971, to Leslie Ward Pilson and the late John Pilson.  She worked as an administrative assistant with IBM Corp.
Surviving relatives include her mother of Clayton; a daughter, Virginia Paige Canady of Clayton; brothers, John Christopher Pilson, Scott Wayne Pilson, both of Cameron; and one grandchild.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

JAMES HALFORD WILSON
James Halford Wilson, 79, of Sanford, died Saturday,(07-16-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Tuesday, (07-19-2016) at  2 p.m. at the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Hallead presiding.  Burial followed in the Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Wilson was born in Harnett County, on June 2, 1937, to the late James Milo Wilson and Leona Edwards Wilson.  He was the owner and operator of Halford Wilson Trucking Company and a farmer.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Setzer, a son, Michael Wilson, two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Carter Wilson of the home; a son, James Halford Wilson, Jr (Glenda) of Cameron; three daughters, Shelia Holder of Sanford, Kay Looper (Dan) of Sanford and Connie Holland (Mike) of Cameron; a brother, Cleo Wilson of Roxboro; twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Make condolences at:  www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BRONNA KATHERINE PHILLIPS
Mrs. Bronna Katherine Phillips, 89, of Bennett,  died Friday, (07-15-2016) at her home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, (07-17-2016) at High Falls Wesleyan Church with Rev. Roger Riffe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Bronna was born in Chatham County in 1927, daughter of the late Edward Burke and Maggie Lemmons. In addition to her parents and grandson, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Ted Phillips, Sr.
She is survived by her children, Ted Phillips, Jr., Darrell Phillips, Brenda P. Moon, all of Bennett, Linda P. Horton of Pinehurst;sisters, Allie Johnson of Silk Hope, Vallie Campbell of Greensboro, Edna Kidd of Siler City;  brothers, Frank and William Burke of Asheboro, Johnnie, Lonnie and Clarence Burke all of Siler City; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to High Falls Wesleyan Church, General Fund,  231 Phillips Road,  Bennett, N.C. 27208.
Make condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

RICKY ALLEN HOLSHOUSER
Ricky Allen Holshouser, 59, of Bear Creek, died Sunday, (07-17-2016) at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, with   Rev. Tim Shirley officiating.
Ricky was a native of Latta, SC. He was a retired mechanic of over 30 years with Duke Energy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Parrott Holshouser, and his father, Clyde Holshouser.
Survivors include daughters, Amanda Watkins of Bear Creek, Christina Hair of Sanford; son, Frankie Holshouser of Troy; mother, Mary Alice Ray Osmer of Cassatt, SC; sister and brother,  Vickie Shirley and Randy Holshouser, both of Cassatt, SC; and four grandchildren.
Make condolences at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

DIANNE PETTY
Ms. Dianne Petty, 58, of Sanford, passed away Thursday,(07-14-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (07-17-2016) at Works For Christ Christian Center, Sanford.
Diane “Sapphire” Petty was born to the late James Petty and Betty Wilson on August 26. 1958. She attended W.B. Wicker School.
Survivors include a son, Michael Petty of Sanford; her mother, Betty Wilson of Sanford; sisters, Mary Smith, Ernestine Wilson, Barbara McLean and Betty Byrd, all of Sanford; brothers, Ernest Wilson, Walter Petty and Jimmy Wilson, all of Sanford.

GLADYS LEE BRADY HOLT
Gladys Lee Brady Holt, 88, died Sunday (07-17-2016).
The service will be held at 11 a.m. at Joyce-Brady Funeral Home in Bennett,
Mrs. Brady was the daughter of Clacy Elvis and Lila Wright Brady .  She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by sisters, Peggy Joyce Brady Davis, Judy Forrest Brady Morris, Patricia Sue Brady Church; her son, Ralph of Louisburg; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Allen Holt, her daughter, Jacklyn Kay Holt Shoffner; a great granddaughter, her parents, and sisters, Mozelle Marie Brady Lloyd, Gertrude Mae Brady Gower, Wilma Frances Brady Chung, and Alice Kathleen Brady Williams.
.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

JAMES A ROBINSON
Mr. James A. Robinson died Tuesday, (07-12-2016).
Services were held Sunday, (07-17-2016) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church.
Mr. Robinson served his country in the Army during WWII. He retired from Chrysler Company at more than 30 years. He was a member of Gee’s Grove AME Zion church, where he sand in the senior choir and the male chorus.
He was preceded in death by a sister and two sons, Bobby Robinson and Lonnie Robinson.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Robinson of the home; daughters, Melrose Robinson of Wilmington, DE, Nekia Robinson Thiry of Gayetteville; son, Jamie Robinson of Siler city; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

HENRIETTA CAROLYN  BROOKS MATTHEWS  
Mrs. Henrietta Carolyn Brooks Matthews passed aaway on (07-11-2016).
Services were held Friday (07-15-2016) at 2 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Matthews was retired from the Boling Company, and a member of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the deaconess board, missionary department, kitchen committee and was custodian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Matthews, son, Clarence Lee Matthews, Jr., two sisters and six brothers.
Survivors include sons, Sylvester Matthews, Herbert Matthews, both of Siler City; daughter, Carolyn Matthews of Siler City; sisters, Ruth Whitney of Greensboro, Katie Brady of Siler City, Peggie Waddell of Ramseur; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

DOROTHY WITHERS
Mrs Dorothy Withers of Siler City passed away on Monday, (07-18-2016) at Chatham Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Knotts & Son Funeral Home, Siler City.

WILLIAM GILBERT FIELDS
William Gilbert Fields of Pittsboro, was 76 years old. He was born September 11, 1939 and passed away at UNC on July 17, 2016.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Fields and Emma Price Fields and a brother, Leslie Fields.
Survivors include his wife Naythelle Fields, daughter, Tiffany Cooper and son-in-law Richard Cooper; two grandchildren,Tristan and Sydney; and a sister, Marguerite Fields Cox.
William was an antique dealer in Pittsboro for many years. He remained active dealing in antiques and attending local auctions. He also loved to socialize, which meant eating out with friends, having cookouts and playing cards, expecially Rook.
Memorial service was held Wednesday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Visitation followed the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Dixie Clark, 340 Landrum Creek Drive, Siler City, NC 27344.

  MARY LEE THOMAS FOUSHEE
Mary Lee Thomas Foushee, 95, of Pittsboro passed away peacefully at Sanford Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was a member of Chatham United Methodist Church. She was the third of five children born to Lizzie Wicker Thomas and Burl Thomas.
Ms. Foushee was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Shelton and Billy Thomas, sisters-in-law, Kate and Mildred Thomas, brothers-in-law, T.J. Langston and Bill Colebrook, niece, Kay Langston, nephew, Michael Thomas and her husband, Walter Jack Foushee. She grew up on the family farm outside of Sanford that is still owned by a nephew. She was a devoted daughter, mother, “Granny”, aunt and friend.
She is survived by daughters Jackie Foushee Williams (friend, Mike) of Pittsboro, Connie Foushee Lambeth (Barry) of Pittsboro; and son, T. Wayne Foushee (Beth) of Sanford. Ms. Foushee, “Granny” also leaves behind three grandchildren; Jeff Williams (friend, Sheryl) of Chapel Hill, Neil Foushee of Sanford and Rachel F. Daniel (Mark) of Wilmington, as well as two great-grandchildren, Kerstin Maddox and Mason Daniel of Wilmington. Also surviving Mary Lee are sisters,  Mazelle T. Langston (97 years young) and Lucille T. Colebrook (94) of Sanford. She also leaves behind numbers of nieces and nephews.
Although most of her life she was known as a housewife and mother, she was also a professional hairdresser (before and shortly after being married), a baker and cake decorator, a prolific seamstress and quilter. She also completed many items that were crocheted, knitted and cross-stitched for family. For years she made one or two of her popular “cold oven pound cakes” every week. Ms. Foushee cherished her family and friends and was equally loved by them.
The family received friends Friday, July 15, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Berrier presiding. Burial was private. The family also received family and friends at Ms. Foushee’s home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Chatham United Methodist Church Sound System Fund, 1826 Chatham Church Road, Moncure, NC 27559.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
 ELIZABETH (BEE) PORTER CAMPBELL
Bee Campbell, 93, died peacefully from complications of old age on July 18, 2016 at the Penick Village Retirement Community in Southern Pines, North Carolina.  Elizabeth Porter Campbell, or “Bee” as she was affectionately known, was born in Charlotte, NC on March 11, 1923 to the late John Milton and Agnes Porter Campbell.  Her deceased brothers and sisters include Moring Porter, Robert Porter, and Agnes Porter Lewis.
Bee graduated from Queens College in Charlotte and then moved to Raleigh, NC where she met her husband, Alton Gailey Campbell.  In 1947, she married her husband of 55 years and had three children, Alton, Mary, and Carlyle Campbell.  After 11 years of running a dairy farm in the Silk Hope area of Chatham County, the family moved to Pittsboro, NC.  Bee taught 3rd and 6th grade for 25 years, influencing the lives of many young people.
Memories of her life include being a loving mother, making mints, good cook, playing bridge and maybe most importantly, who taught her children and her students to love reading and to care about learning.  The Methodist Church played a major role in her life.  The family attended Sapling Ridge Methodist Church in the Silk Hope area and Pittsboro United Methodist Church in Pittsboro. Bee attended church weekly and taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for many years.  She had an exceptionally deep and unselfish love and caring for her family, her friends, and her school children.
After Alton and Bee retired, they continued to live in Pittsboro until they moved to Penick Village Retirement Community in Southern Pines for the remainder of their lives.  Bee’s loving husband, Alton died in 2002.  Bee is survived by her three children and their spouses, Alton and Janet Campbell of Moscow, Idaho, Mary and Steve Cooper of Pittsboro, NC, Carlyle and Bretta Campbell of Springboro, Ohio and by her four grandchildren, Mary Cooper, John Cooper (Kristine), Caroline Campbell, and Christopher Campbell, as well as two great grandchildren, Lily and Elaina Cooper.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Pittsboro United Methodist Church in Pittsboro, NC with Pastor Ben Alexander
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penick Village, 500 East Rhode Island Avenue, Southern Pines, NC  28387. The Benevolent Fund.

RUBY HENRIETTA BUNDY HESTER HARRIS
Ruby Henrietta Bundy Hester Harris passed away on July 18, 2016 after a successful and adventurous life as founder of Hester’s Creative Schools.
Henrietta was born in Jamestown, NC on March 9, 1926 to Otis C. Bundy and Pearl A. Barber.
She grew up on the Bundy dairy farm in Jamestown and worked in her granny’s Bundy Boarding House nearby.  She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1943.
Henrietta was the first in her family to attend college, paying her way through High Point College by working at a local department store and a hosiery mill.  Each day she would ride on the Bundy Brothers Dairy truck from her home in Jamestown to High Point and back.  In 1946 she graduated with a degree in Home Economics and began work as a dietician.
But she soon discovered her real calling.  One day, she was sitting in church and the minister mentioned that the community needed a nursery school and kindergarten.  Henrietta sat straight up and thought “I can do that!”  She began what would be her life’s work.  On January 2, 1949, she opened Tiny Tot Nursery School and Kindergarten in a white frame house on Bessemer Avenue in Greensboro.  She and her husband, Junnie T. Hester, lived upstairs and the school for infants and children operated downstairs.  Junnie joined the business in 1956 and it became Hester’s Creative Schools for Children, Inc.
Junnie died of cancer in 1966.  Henrietta knew she must carry on with their three children and the three child care centers they had established.
In 1969 Henrietta married Cleo Harris, whose young son attended one of her schools and whose wife had also died of cancer. Cleo Harris soon became involved in the facilities management of the schools, and together they continued the growth of the business.
Over more than 60 years, Hester’s Creative Schools for Children, Inc. grew to include ten locations, serving as many as 1,100 children, and employing up to 125 staff yearly.
Hester’s Creative Schools was described during the 1990s as the “oldest private childcare business in North America” by a leading childcare magazine.
In 1997, the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women awarded Henrietta the Woman of Achievement Award in the Business category.
Upon her retirement in 1999 Henrietta received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the governor of North Carolina.
Henrietta was always on the go.  On weekends she loved her time in Pinehaven Village at Badin Lake, and at “Finally,” her home on the beach at Emerald Isle.
Henrietta also loved to travel.  With Cleo, college friend Anne Jones and many others she travelled to Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Russia, and all 50 of the United States.
Henrietta was a dedicated alumnae of her beloved High Point College, now High Point University, and was proud to serve as a member and Chair of the Board of Visitors.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Service Medal from the University for service to her profession.  She established the Henrietta Bundy Hester Harris Scholarship fund at High Point University in 1984, which provides grants to North Carolina students seeking degrees in early childhood education.
Henrietta was pre-deceased by her two husbands, Junnie Hester (1966) and Cleo Harris (1996).  She was also pre-deceased by her half-brother Otis Carwin Bundy, Jr.; granddaughter Kimberly Rae Harris; and son Ronald C. Harris.
She is survived by her daughter Susan Rebecca Hester and partner Sandy Douglass of Chapel Hill; daughter Elizabeth Ann DeBlasio and husband Joseph of Silk Hope, NC; son Junnie Thomas Hester (Jr.) and wife Carter Worthy of Raleigh; son Brian Keith Harris of Charlotte; and daughter-in-law Cheryl Jones Harris of Greensboro; granddaughter Jessie Hester-Mautner Braverman and husband Jonathan Braverman of Durham; grandsons Craig Harris of Greenville SC; Henry Thomas Hester; Ford Worthy Hester of Raleigh; and great grandson Elijah Thomas Braverman of Durham; her sister Sarah Bundy Hayes and brother Roland Bundy of Greensboro and many nieces and nephews.
The family offers special thanks to family friend Cathie Henson Holcombe and to the staff at Well Spring Retirement Community for the love and care they provided Henrietta during the later years of her life.
Henrietta dedicated her life to “education for little children and to help working mothers.”  She was a pioneer in the field of early childhood education and built a thriving business at a time when women did not generally own their own businesses.  She would be quick to add that she had two very supportive husbands, first Junnie Hester and then Cleo Harris, who accepted her “drive” and stood by her side.
She has a favorite quote by Confucius that sums up her life’s work:
PLANT FOR A YEAR, PLANT RICE
PLANT FOR A CENTURY, PLANT A TREE
PLANT FOR ETERNITY, EDUCATE A CHILD
And that is exactly what Henrietta Hester Harris did.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Henrietta B. Harris Scholarship Fund at High Point University, One University Parkway, Drawer 29, High Point, NC 27268 or theActivities Music Fund at Well Spring Retirement Community, 4500 Well Spring Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410.
A celebration of Henrietta’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, at Irving Park United Methodist Church, 1510 West Cone Blvd, Greensboro, NC. Reception luncheon immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Family is holding a private burial.
Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

July 14, 2016

WILLIAM FRANCIS “BILL” THOMAS, JR.
Mr. William Francis “Bill” Thomas, Jr., 76, of Sanford,  died Friday, (07-08-2016), at his home.
The funeral was held on Monday, (07-11-2016), at 1 p.m.. at Calvary United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve Simpson, Rev. George Akers, and Rev. Ray Cole officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
Mr. Thomas was born on November 12, 1939, in Lee County, to the late William Francis and Florence Vernon Buchanan Thomas.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Lewis Thomas and a grandson, Timothy Wayne “Timmy” Thomas.  He was previously employed with Lee Moore Oil Company.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Larue Ellis Thomas; sons, William Joel Thomas, Mitchell Lane Thomas, Christopher Lyle “Chris” Thomas, Timothy Scott “Tim” Thomas, Robert Andrew “Andy” Thomas, Jonathan Paul Thomas; fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Hubert “Buddy” Thomas, Jimmy Ray Thomas, Johnny Lynn Thomas; sisters, Sally Faye Dickens, Elizabeth Ann Whisenant, and Fernia Jean Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary United Pentecostal Church Sunday School Fund, 6416 Lemon Springs Road, Sanford, N.C. 27332
Make condolences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BRENDA BLACK GUNTER
Brenda “Flossie” Black Gunter, 68, of Sanford, died Saturday, (07-09-2016), at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (07-13-2016) at  11 a.m. at Lee’s Chapel Christian Church with Pastor Bruce Parson officiating.  Burial followed at Moncure United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gunter was born March 21, 1948, in Lee County, to the late Clarence and Lillian Cole Black.  She was member of Lee’s Chapel Church of Sanford.  She was preceded in death by a sister Sadie Webster.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Gunter of the home; sons, Thomas Gunter of Sanford, Chad Gunter of Mamers; daughters, Faye Hobson Baker and Sheila Patterson, both of Sanford, Natalie Gunter of the home; brother, Billy Black of Sanford; sisters, Dorothy Richardson of Sanford, Elaine Cooper of Wilson; eleven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Make condolences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BRADLEY THOMAS WILLIAMS
Mr. Bradley Thomas Williams, 39, of Sanford, died Thursday, (07-07-2016), at UNC Hospitals, Hillsborough Campus.
A memorial service was held Sunday, (07-10-2016), at 5 p.m. at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Sara Beth Pannell officiating.
Mr. Williams was born November 26, 1976, in Lee County, to Everett Carlton “Willie” and Diane Thomas Williams of Sanford.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester Thomas and Everett C. and Carole Williams.  He was employed as a commercial construction assistant.
He is survived by his parents; daughter, Kayla Williams of Sanford;  brother, Jason Williams of Sanford; and grandmother, Joyce T. Thomas of Sanford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lemon Springs U.M.C. Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 129, Lemon Springs, N.C. 28355.

BETTY ELIZABETH GOODMAN HART
Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Goodman Hart, 84, of Sanford,  died Thursday, (07-07-2016), at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
A memorial service was held Sunday, (07-10-2016), at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford with Rev. Ron Stoker officiating.
Mrs. Hart was born on Octobert 5, 1931, in Moore County, to the late Steve Hector and Eliza Cameron Goodman.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford.  Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, Neil William “Pete” Hart and siblings.
She is survived by sons, Charles Daniel “Danny” Hart  of Sanford, Neil William “Bill” Hart, Jr. of Carthage; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, N.C. 27330; or to Dream on 3, Attn: Elizabeth Lindsey, 4311 School House Common Road, Harrisburg, N.C.  28075.
Make condolences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

JOSEPH CALDWELL ALSTON
Mr. Joseph Caldwell Alston, 63, of  Pittsboro, passed away on Thursday, (07-07-2016) at his residence.
The funeral service was held at  2 p.m., Saturday, (07-09-2016) at Alston Chapel Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Joe was born to the late Nora Lee Alston and James E. Horton on February 22, 1953 in Pittsboro. He recently retired from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department after serving nearly 30 years.
A member of Alston Chapel Church, he was an usher there. He was a member of St. Mark Community Lodge #829 of Pittsboro and of the Masonic Order, where he had been treasurer for 16 years.   Joe was also a member of Shriners Club of Sanford.
Survivors include a son, Tracy Caldwell Alston of Shelby; daughter, Joretta Lee Alston of Pittsboro,  stepdaughters, Shelia Mims of Buford, GA,  LaTonya Stocks of Atlanta, GA; one granddaughter; two step-grandchildren;  and brother, Isaiah Alston of Siler City.

SHEWIT BERHE TESFASELASSIE
Ms. Shewit Berhe Tesfaselassie, 27, Durham, passed away on Monday, (06-27-2016) at Duke Hospital, Durham.
Funeral service was held at 9 a.m., Sunday, (07-10-2016) at Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

TREVON M. JOHNS
Mr. Treyvon Marquette Johns, 18, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (07-05-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon, Saturday, (07-09-2016) at Tempting Congregational Church.
Trevon was born on April 6, 1998 in Chapel Hill, to Tisha Johns McNeill and James Harrington.
Survivors include his mother Tisha Johns McNeill; his father, James Harrington; brothers, Kendaris Johns, Deion Johns, Omarion Johns, James Harrington, Jr.; sisters, Mia McNeill, Dominick McAden; and grandparents, Mary and Willie Johns.

JIMMIE RAY SELLS
Mr. Jimmie Ray Sells, 73, of Sanford, died Monday, (07-11-2016) at his residence.
The funeral service will be Thursday, (07-14-2016), at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shane Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Mr. Sells was born June 29, 1943, in Bristol County, Virginia to the late James Henry Sells and Earmal Ruth Jobe Sells.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Williams Sells. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He  then worked at Ft. Bragg for 34 years as a civilian employee, later at J.F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. After retirement, he worked for Securitas Security.
Survivors include his wife, Suzi Sells of the home; daughter, Kimberly Sells-Tipton of Sanford; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday, (07-13-2016), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Make online condolences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

MICHAEL “Mike” DIXON JUSTICE
Michael “Mike” Dixon Justice, 72, of Shannon Drive, Siler City died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence.
Mike was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 20, 1943, the son of Everett B. and Nellie (Dixon) Justice. A 1961 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School. Mike served in the National Guard and retired from the NCDOT after 36 years of service. He was a coin and baseball card collector, and he enjoyed watching sports, deer hunting, and working in his yard. Throughout his life he was an avid golfer, playing at least twice a week with his golfing buddies. He was a devoted, loving husband, proud father and grandfather, a loyal brother and friend and an avid Duke fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sandra (Fields) Justice; one daughter, Leigh-Anne Justice Lancaster and husband, Haze of Raleigh; one son, Jeffrey Michael Justice and wife, Jennifer of Apex; one brother, Paul David (P.D.) Justice and wife, Vicky of Siler City; grandchildren, Hazen and Burke Lancaster of Raleigh, Samantha and Emily Justice of Apex.
The family received friends Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City with Rev. Eddie Ellison and Rev. William Fields officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EUGENE “GENE” HERMAN JONES
Eugene “Gene” Herman Jones, 67, of Taylors, SC passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 peacefully in his sleep.
Eugene served in the U.S. Navy on the John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier during the Vietnam Era.  He worked at General Electric as a mechanical engineer before retiring in 2009.  He was an active member of the Greenville Gun Club and the National Council of Corvettes.
He left behind his beloved son, Eric E. Jones and his wife, Brittany L. Jones. Also surviving are two sisters, Jo Elaine Macon of Ramseur, NC and Dr. Betsy Kay Walker of Siler City, NC; nieces and nephew, Jennifer Ligen, Kevin Macon, Kat Walker and Caroline Walker.
Eugene was predeceased by his parents, Alsey Eugene Jones and Bertha C. Jones of Siler City, NC.
A private memorial
service will be held in Siler City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina High School Race for Grace Fund, 2725 Anderson Road, Greenville, SC 29611.
Online condolences may be made at www.the woodmortuary.com.

THOMAS KAYWOOD GADDIS
Thomas Kaywood Gaddis, 68, of Siler City passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his home.
The family hosted a reception of friends on Friday evening, July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.
He was the son of Charles Adam Gaddis and Vista Viola Meadows and was also preceded in death by sisters, Clercy Mae Gaddis, Evaline Hanner, Barbara Jean Martin, Phyllis Greene Stout; brothers, Jimmy Gaddis, Dever Gaddis, Bill Gaddis and Carrol Gaddis.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Daisy Kathryn Riggans Gaddis; daughter, Jennifer Gaddis; sons, Charles “Chuck” F. Gaddis (Jane), Tracy Gaddis (Chelsea Hall); sister, Peggy Sue Norris; brother, Robert Gaddis; grandchildren, Kimberly Dunn, Danielle Gaddis, Charles Gaddis, Chris Gaddis, Hunter Gaddis, Thomas Gaddis, Breanna Applewhite, Caitlyn Applewhite and Jason Gaddis; eight great-grandchildren; and very special friends, Ondrea Goins and Danny and Michelle Godfrey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Homecare and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Bldg. 1, Siler City, NC 27344.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Gaddis family.

July 7, 2016

FRANCES OLDHAM JOHNSON
Frances Oldham Johnson, 91, of Bear Creek died Saturday, (06-25-2016) at Parkview Rest and Retirement, Sanford.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (06-29-2016) at Antioch Christian Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Harper, Rev. Clark Davis and Rev. Jack Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Chatham County on June 12, 1925, the daughter of Henry L. and Mattie (Fisher) Oldham.  She was employed as an administrative secretary for the Chatham County Agriculture Extension Service for 30 years.  Frances was a member of Antioch Christian Church where she had served as church secretary, and past president of the Ladies Aid Society.  Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Johnson, Sr.; her parents; brothers, J. B. Oldham, Sr., John L. Oldham; sisters, Grace O. Dowdy, Mabel O. Lemons, and Gladys O. Womble.
Survivors include sons, William E. Johnson, Jr., J. Kevin Johnson, both of Bear Creek; sister, Inez O. Dowd of Siler City; brother, Eugene F. Oldham of Goldston; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Christian Church, 246 Antioch Christian Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

BERNADETTE G. BUIE
Ms. Bernadette G. Buie, 62, of Sanford, passed away  at her residence on Sunday, (06-26-2016).
The funeral service was held Friday, (07-01-2016) at 3 p.m. at Liberty Chapel Church in Moncure.
Ms. Buie was born September 22, 1953 in Pittsboro.
Survivors include a daughter, Blendetta G. Foushee; brothers, Clyde Gunter, Victor Gunter, both of Sanford; sisters, Alice Faye Hackney, Verta Green Elder Sharon Fuller all of Moncure; and two grandchildren.

TERRY JAMES NICODEMUS
Mr. Terry James Nicodemus, 37, of Asheboro,  died Wednesday, (06-29-2016) at the Randolph Hospice House.
A graveside service will be held at 3  p.m. on Friday, (07-01-2016) at the Dover Baptist Church Cemetery in Seagrove with Rev. Neal Poole officiating.
Terry was born in Pinehurst in 1978, son of John E. Nicodemus, Jr. and Ellen Sheffield. He worked alongside his father as a truck driver, specializing in automotive transport.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
He is survived by one daughter, Aubrey Michelle Nicodemus; one son, Terry John Nicodemus, both of Seagrove; his parents, John and Ellen Nicodemus of Asheboro;  paternal grandparents, John and Peggy Nicodemus of Asheboro.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com .

PERCY J. McNEILL
Mr. Percy J. McNeill, 70, of Holly Springs, passed away on Thursday, (06-30-2016) at Transitions Life Care, Raleigh.
Funeral services were held Sunday, (07-03-2016) at Works for Christ Christian Center at 2 p.m.
Mr. McNeill was educated locally, after which he served six years in the U.S. Air Force. He was certified in welding, a talent he used for many years. Later, as an ordained minister by the Church of God in Christ Jesus, he served as a associate minister, and later established Humble Servant Ministries, a nonprofit to help downtrodden while leading them to Jesus.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sylvia Showers McNeill of the home; son, Purcell Lee McNeill of Raleigh; daughter, Ashley Peterson of Norwalk, CT; his mother, Mary Murchison McNeill of Sanford; siblings, Harry McNeill, Beverley Prince, both of Sanford, Cynthia Clark of Fayetteville, Ronnie Chalmers of Charlotte, Ynonne Allen, of Sanford, Romona McNeill of Fayetteville, Malinia Woods of Waldorf, MD; and five grandchildren.

WALTER HOWARD McMILLAN  
Walter Howard McMillan, age 84, of Sanford died Thursday (06-30-2016) at Parkview Retirement Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northview Christian Church with Rev. Mike Johnson and Rev. Garland Smith officiating. Entombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Military and Masonic Honors.
Mr. Millan was born July 16, 1931 in Surry County, the son of the late Carlos McMillan and Illa Belle Draughn McMillan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie McMillan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an Industrial Engineer, then at Whitin Roberts, Davenport and as a funeral associate at Smith Funeral Home. He was a member of Buffalo Masonic Lodge No. 172 AF&AM and Amran Shine, where he had held numerous positions. He was a member of Northview Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Gore McMillan of the home; daughters, Pam Brown of Broadway, Pam M. Vulgamore of Waverly, Ohio; sons, Steven McMillan of Roxboro, Bobby McMillan of Siler City, Dr. Roger McMillan of Virginia Beach, VA, Jimmy McMillan of Concord; and eight grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

MARION FRANK JOHNSON, JR.
Mr. Marion Frank Johnson, Jr., 54, of Siler City, died Sunday,  (06-26-2016) at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington.
The celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham, with Pastor Darryl R. Peebles officiating.  Friends may visit with the family following the service.
Born in Chatham County on September 1, 1961, Frank was the son of Marion F. (Sr.) and Overa J. Johnson.  He was a retired long distance truck operator. Frank was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra J. Johnson; son, Michael Shane Johnson of the home; mother, Vera Johnson of Graham; and sister, Patricia J. Register of Randleman.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclure funeralservice.net.

CUAUHTEMOC ZALIGAN ESCOBAR   
Mr. Cuauhtemoc Zaligan Escobar, 60, of  Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, (06-29-2016) at his residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JOANN CLARK SMITH
Mrs. Joann Clark Smith, 70, of Philadelphia, PA,  formerly of Sanford, passed away Monday, (06-27-2016) at Abington Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania..
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (07-02-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lee Memory Garden.

JOHN IVERSON  BOSWELL, JR.
John Iverson Boswell, Jr., 89, of Chapel Hill died Tuesday, (06-28-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC, Raleigh.
www.CremationSociety
NC.com.

  DELIA ALLEN
Mrs. Delia Allen, 74, of, Sanford, passed away on Monday, (06-27-2016) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CATHY GAINES YORK
Cathy Gaines York, 45, of East Raleigh Avenue, Liberty died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. York was born in Chatham County on April 19, 1971, the daughter of Eddie and Elaine (Teague) Gaines.  Cathy was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery.  She was a 1989 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and a 1991 graduate of Central Carolina Community College with an associate degree in business.  She had been employed with Wells Fargo Bank as a teller, had previously worked at South East Animal Hospital.   Cathy enjoyed trips to the beach, fishing, reading and watching game shows.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Barry A. York; daughters, Casey and Maggie York of the home; parents, Eddie and Elaine (Teague) Gaines of Siler City; one sister, Allison Gaines of Goldston; mother-in-law, Linda Manning (Wayne) of Staley; father-in-law, Ray York of Staley; grandmother-in-law, Marjorie York of Staley;  brothers-in-law, Joseph York of Holden Beach, and Josh York (Kara Beal) of Staley.
The family received friends Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.
The funeral will be Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Dr. Greg W. Burriss officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Trust Fund for Casey and Maggie at Wells Fargo.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JEAN COX GLASS
Betty Jean Cox Glass, 80, of Staley passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.
Betty Jean was a great mother, grandmother and friend. She retired from Acme-McCrary after 44 years of service. She was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, member of UMW, and was pianist at Hickory Grove for 50 years. She loved her church family, loved eating out with the “Sassy Sisters”, along with working in her yard and flower gardens.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ben Van Staalduinen and David Hobson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
She was the daughter of the late Yancey and Bleeka Brewer Cox. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, William Gaston Glass; infant daughter, Nancy Glass; sisters, Doris York, Marie Gee, Wanda Nance, Martha Teague; brothers, Ira Cox, Lloyd Cox and Donald Cox.
Betty Jean is survived by her daughters, Lisa G. Haithcox (Mark) of Staley, Angie G. Cox (Mitch) of Liberty; and granddaughters, Courtney Haithcox, Casey Haithcox; and grandson, Brody Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 10068 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Liberty, NC 27298.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Glass family.

LILLIAN HAITHCOX STALEY
Lillian Haithcox Staley, 82, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Staley was born in Randolph County on January 23, 1934, the daughter of Lacy Franklin and Louella (Staley) Haithcox.  She had been employed by Ramtex as a fixer in the spinning department.  Lillian enjoyed the out of doors, working in her flowers and going to flea markets.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Staley; sons, Dale Wayne Staley and Larry Franklin Staley; sister, Helen H. Whitt; brothers, Floyd Haithcox, Lacy Haithcox, Franklin Haithcox and Bascom Haithcox.
She is survived by daughter, Tammy L Staley of Siler City; grandchildren, Erica Michelle Staley and Julie Staley; brother, Roscoe Thomas Poe and wife, Juanita of Liberty.
The family received friends Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  Burial will be in Gilmore Memorial Park at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

June 30, 2016

GLENN ARNOLD COLLINS
Glenn Arnold Collins, 51, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-21-2016) at his home.
The funeral was held Friday, (06-24-2016) at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Phillips officiating.  Burial followed at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Collins was born in Lee County, on June 21, 1965, to the late Clyde Arnold Collins and Blanche Knight Collins.  He worked as a press operator for Edwards Brother Malloy, set-up operator for Challenge Printing and supervisor at Sanford Finishing for many years.
Surviving relatives include his wife Cathy Adcock Collins of the home; sons, Rickey Stone and Buck Collins, both of Goldston, Doodle Collins of Bennett; stepson, Brandon Taylor of Broadway; sister, Vickie Mills of Cameron; three grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeral home.com.

LANA RENA McNEILL MASHBURN
Lana Rena McNeill Mashburn of Sanford died Saturday, (06-18-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m.  Friday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.
A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of Barbara Bean McNeill and the late Darrell McNeill, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents Joe and Mae McNeill, and Howard and Shirley Bean.
Survivors include her mother and sons, Timothy Alan Young, Brandon Alexander Young; brothers, Darrell McNeill Jr. and Danny McNeill; and one granddaughter.
Make condolences at: PinesFunerals.com.

GENEVA DEAN BURGESS SMYTH
Geneva Dean Burgess Smyth, 83, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-21-2016), at Terry’s Personal Care Home in Calabash.
A graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. in Buffalo Cemetery with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.
Mrs. Smyth was born in Monroe, on December 18, 1932, to the late Olan E. Burgess and Lola Gladys Honeycutt Burgess.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Smyth; sister, Rosa Lee Thomas, and half-sister, Pauline Oldham.  Geneva worked as a bank teller for many years in Sanford.
She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Smyth Fletcher of Sanford,  Tandy Smyth McNeill of Holden Beach; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

JAMES ROGER MOORE
Mr. James Roger Moore, 76, of Robbins, passed away Wednesday, (06-22-2016) at his home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, (06-25-2016) at Brown’s Chapel Chrisitian Church with Dr. Donald Davis, Sr., Rev. Sam Swinney and Rev. Jeff Karnes officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Roger was a member of Robbins First Wesleyan Church. He was a graduate of West End High School. Before he retired, he worked as a supervisor at J.P. Stevens and as a dye-man at Telfda Corporation. Roger was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
In addition to his parents, Alfred Virgil Moore, Sr. and Ossie Sanders Moore, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Velma Dianne Moore and siblings, Darlene, Gilbert, Cedric, Mary Lee, Clarence, Marvin, Delsie, Radie, Mamie, Essie, Roy, John and Swannie.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Velma Ritter Moore of the home; children, Debbie Allen of Star, Tony Moore and Wendy Ritter, both of Robbins, Denise Greene of Seagrove and Jodie Moore of Robbins; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
siblings, Mildred Dupree Tonkins, A.V. Moore, Jr.,  Betty Green, Leonard Ross Moore and Wayne Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church of Robbins, P.O. Box 397,   Robbins, N.C. 27325.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

 JAMES EDWIN HAYS
James Edwin Hays, 73, of Moncure, died Wednesday (06-22-2016) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services were held Sunday (06-26-2016) at 3 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway with Rev. Scott Yow officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Broadway Town Cemetery.
Mr. Hays was born July 1, 1942, son the the late Ernest Edwin Hays and Dorothy Cary Hays. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Hays and daughter, Debbie Cassidy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on a submarine.
Survivors include his wife Suzanne Smith Hays of the home; daughter, Wanda Whitehouse Sweat of Sanford, Brenda Whitehouse Mason of Las Vegas, NV, Amanda Cox of Moncure, Delsey Bahnsen of Sanford; sons, Kevin E. Whitehouse of Broadway, Aric Hays of Texas; sister, Linda Sue Stauffer; 15 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.smithfuneral
homebroadway.com.

FRANKIE LEE BUIE, SR.
Mr. Frankie Buie, Sr., 64 of Sanford, passed away on Monday, (06-20-2016)at Central Carolina Hosptital in Sanford.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (06-26-2016) at Pineridge Baptist Church.  Burial followed at Ward Memorial Church Cemetery.
Mr. Buie was born May 19, 1952 to Henrietta Buie and Henry Williams.    Born and raised in Lee County, he was a graduate of W.B. Wicker High School. Frankie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories a son, Frankie Lee Buie, Jr. of the home; daughters, Candace Tuck of Knightdale, Gervis Bullock of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; sisters, Donna Herbs and Eula M. Robertson, both of Durham, Rosa Dykes of Sanford; brothers, Norman Buie of Durham, and Frank Williams of  Sanford.

GERALD ALLEN GODFREY
Gerald Allen Godfrey, 53, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-24-2016) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (06-28-2016) at 4 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Riggins presiding.
Mr. Godfrey was born in Lee County, on November 1, 1962, to the late Jack Miller Godfrey and Betty Key Godfrey.  He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Arauco Company.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Cummings Godfrey of the home; son, Nathan Godfrey; daughter, Kristen Godfrey; brother, Randall Godfrey; sisters, Jackie Godfrey Dove and Sherri Dawn Godfrey, all of Sanford; and one grandchild.
Condolences may be made at  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES OLDHAM JOHNSON
Frances Oldham Johnson, 91, of Bear Creek died Saturday, (06-25-2016) at Parkview Rest and Retirement, Sanford.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (06-29-2016) at Antioch Christian Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Harper, Rev. Clark Davis and Rev. Jack Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Chatham County on June 12, 1925, the daughter of Henry L. and Mattie (Fisher) Oldham.  She was employed as an administrative secretary for the Chatham County Agriculture Extension Service for 30 years.  Frances was a member of Antioch Christian Church where she had served as church secretary, and past president of the Ladies Aid Society.  Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Johnson, Sr.; her parents; brothers, J. B. Oldham, Sr., John L. Oldham; sisters, Grace O. Dowdy, Mabel O. Lemons, and Gladys O. Womble.
Survivors include sons, William E. Johnson, Jr., J. Kevin Johnson, both of Bear Creek; sister, Inez O. Dowd of Siler City; brother, Eugene F. Oldham of Goldston; and three grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (06-29-2016) from 10 to 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church Fellowship Hall prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Christian Church, 246 Antioch Christian Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARION FRANK JOHNSON, JR.
Mr. Marion Frank Johnson, Jr., 54, of Siler City, died Sunday,  (06-26-2016) at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington.
The celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham, with Pastor Darryl R. Peebles officiating.  Friends may visit with the family following the service.
Born in Chatham County on September 1, 1961, Frank was the son of Marion F. (Sr.) and Overa J. Johnson.  He was a retired long distance truck operator. Frank was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra J. Johnson; son, Michael Shane Johnson of the home; mother, Vera Johnson of Graham; and sister, Patricia J. Register of Randleman.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclure funeralservice.net.

JOHN ANDREW JOHNSON
Mr. John Andrew Johnson, 81 of Sanford, passed away on Sunday, (06-26-2016)  at his residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

BERNADETTE  G. BUIE
Ms. Bernadette G. Buie, 62, of Sanford, passed away at her residence on
Sunday, (06-26-2016).
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

  DELIA ALLEN
Mrs. Delia Allen, 74, of, Sanford, passed away on Monday, (06-27-2016) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

BARBARA MAE SNIPES DAVIS
Barbara Mae Snipes Davis, age 73, of Chapel Hill died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Davis was born in Chatham County on May 13, 1943 to the late William Grady Snipes and Maud O’Daniel Snipes.  Barbara was a secretary at UNC and at Northwood High School.  She was liked by all her co-workers and especially the students.  The staff loved to pick on her because she had such good spirits.  She was a beautiful lady on the inside and outside.  Her smile brightened the room.  She was an unselfish woman, always doing for others.  She was a loving wife of 52 years and an amazing mother and grandmother.  She fought many battles and overcame many obstacles, but she never complained.  She will be greatly missed and her memories will never fade.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother Ward Snipes.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband Vernon Davis of the home; four daughters, Debbie Mason and husband Ricky of Chapel Hill, Karen Snipes and husband Tommy of Chapel Hill, Sharon Overcash and husband Johnny of Chapel Hill, Kristie Barnes and husband Mark of Chapel Hill; one sister Janice Smith and husband Joe of Chapel Hill; one brother Joe Snipes and wife Doris of Chapel Hill; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Preston, Lindsay, Crystal, Kerri, Kadie, Candice, Alexis, Brianna and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. A funeral service was held Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Orange Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Belcher and Rev. Bill Gattis presiding. Entombment followed in the Church Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Orange Chapel United Methodist Church Youth or Friendship Ring, 1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Davis family.

NANNIE MAE KELLER HINSHAW
Nannie Mae Keller Hinshaw, 92, of Siler City died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur.
Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Chatham County on July 6, 1923, the daughter of Murphy and Susie (Cooper) Keller.  She retired from Kellwood as an inspector.  Nannie Mae was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class, had served as Sunday School Secretary and Church treasurer, and she and her husband had served as Youth Directors.  She enjoyed quilting, cooking, crocheting, sewing, reading and working in her flower beds and taking long walks.
Nannie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George C. Hinshaw; her parents; brothers, Carlos and Garland Keller; and sisters, Gertrude Wicker, Inez Moon, and Janiece Lowe.
She is survived by one son, Clifford Hinshaw and wife, Frances of Siler City; one daughter, Helen Hinshaw Pike of Staley; one sister, Lottie K. Carter of Liberty; grandchildren, Brian Hinshaw and wife Patty; Ann Nixon and husband Doug; Brad Pike and wife Sarah; great-grandchildren, Madison and Nathan Hinshaw, Levi Nixon, Addison Pike; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with David Hobson officiating. The family received friends Tuesday, following the service, in the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home of Clifford Hinshaw, 6693 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Paving Fund, 7263 John Marsh Road, Liberty, NC  27298.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH KENNEDY HAINS
Elizabeth Kennedy Accles Hains was born December 6, 1926 in New York City, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Accles. She grew up in the village of Tuckahoe and was a proud graduate of Tuckahoe High School. She attended Goucher College in Baltimore and later the nursing school of Columbia University in New York  City.
One of the highlights of her early years was to take her first airplane ride on her 15th birthday, the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
During World War II she started correspondence with a sailor named Lester Hains from New Rochelle, NY. After he won the war and returned to the states, the communication blossomed into a romance.
The couple married in 1948 and immediately started a family, welcoming a daughter, Anne Marie Hains Reppucci (Jim) who now resides in Cary, NC. Elizabeth and Lester apparently wanted a second girl, but had to wait through the birth of nine boys before that happened. The rest of the Hains family is made up of Bernard of Atlanta (Denise); Peter of Richmond, VA, (Julie); David of Huntersville, NC (Deborah); Michael of Asheboro, NC, (Kay–dec., Cindy); Matthew of Pittsboro, NC (Cheryl); Thomas of Concord, NC (Anita); Christopher of Clayton (Kathy); Joseph of Davidson, NC (Kim); Phillip of Raleigh (Liz); Clare Hains Meyer of Concord, NC (Paul); Elizabeth Hains Hart of Pittsboro (Jimmie) and finally Katherine Hains Richey of Starkville, MS. (Mike). Twenty-eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren followed the 13 children.
Raising 13 children would tax the parenting skills of anyone but Elizabeth enjoyed having and nurturing all of her children. She frequently remarked about how much she enjoyed cooking large meals and seeing her cooking, which was excellent, being happily consumed.
She combined her child-rearing skills and work as a housewife with part-time jobs that included being a waitress, and later a bank teller and an administrator in a Pittsboro health center. She also spent a year as a volunteer principal at a religious (Catholic) instruction school in New Rochelle, NY.
In 1969 Elizabeth and Lester relocated from New York to Chester, VA. In 1971 they settled permanently in Pittsboro. Elizabeth was pre-deceased by Lester in 2010 and by a sister, Eleanor, and a brother, William.
Elizabeth and Lester were faithful and active members of Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, The Newman Center in Chapel Hill and St. Julia Church in Siler City. All of the Hains children received formal religious instruction and witnessed the importance of the love of God through the personal example of the love their parents always showed each other.
A Mass of the Resurrection was  celebrated on Wednesday, June 29  at St. Julia Church in Siler City. Reverend Joseph Madden was the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to UNC Hospice or the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.
Although she had 13 children each of them believes that he or she was her favorite. She encouraged this by assuring each child of the favored status.
Raising 13 children is an astonishing feat. Assuring each of them of her personal love and introducing them all to the love of God has surely opened the gates of heaven wide for the remarkable Elizabeth Accles Hains.

June 23, 2016

ELIZA ANN BEAVER GLOSSON
Eliza Ann Beaver Glosson, 81, of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (06-14-2016) at The Laurels of Chatham.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (06-18-2016) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. David Crowther presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery
Mrs. Glosson was born in Chatham County on March 21, 1935 to the late Coley Beaver and Ruby Henson Beaver. She was also preceded in death by son, Charles “Chuck” Glosson and brother, Deane Beaver.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 59 years,  Johnny Glosson of the home; daughters, Donna Rezen of Pittsboro, Darlene Marsh of Sanford, Dawn Glosson Wells of Pittsboro; brother, Jay Beaver of Pittsboro; sisters, Shirley Fritz of Princeton, KY, Alicia Kidd of Bonlee; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Cemetery Fund at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at: www.donald
sonfunerals.com

ANNIE M.L.V. McDONALD
Annie Margaret Lassiter Vaughan McDonald, 92, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-17-2016), at Keller’s Oakhaven Resthome.
A funeral was held Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Gregg Presnal and Mr. Douglas Currin officiating.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. McDonald was born in Wake County, on February 13, 1924, to the late Ivan Lassiter and Ethel House Lassiter.  She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Marion Vaughan and Lacy Harold McDonald; brothers, Russell, Everett, Robert, and Bennie Lassiter and sisters, Daphine Mogolnicki, Bettie Curtis and Joan Tillotson.  She was the head cashier at A & P Stores and very active in her church serving as a choir director, treasurer, organist, and pianist.
Surviving relatives include her son, Thomas G. Vaughan of Sanford; daughter, Kimberly M. Little of Sanford; step-daughter, Betty Jean Brown of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Morris Chapel Church, 8533 Cox Mill Road, Sanford, NC  27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

STEVEN CHRISTOPHER MAPLES  
Steven Christopher Maples, 36, of Sanford, died Saturday, (06-11-2016) at his home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, (06-16-2016) at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.
He was born in Lee County on August 16, 1979 to Steven Earl and Susan Baker Maples of Sanford.  Steven was an inspector at Dorman.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Brandy Michelle Maples; sons, Dylan Christopher Watkins of West Virginia, Steven Bryson Maples, Daylon Gage Maples and step-son, Jayden Christopher Maples, all of Sanford; daughters, Kailey Shae Maples and Madison Elizabeth Maples, all of Sanford; brothers, Randall Scott Woodham of Sanford, Johnnie Earl Maples of Parma, Idaho; and sister, Kimberly Sue Nunnery of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LUCY JEAN TAYLOR
Mrs. Lucy Jean Taylor, 84, of Sanford passed away on Tuesday, (06-14-2016), at her home.
Knotts Funeral Home- Sanford, is in charge of arrangements.

CONWELL HEADEN
Mr. Conwell Headen, 62, of Sanford,  passed away on Saturday, (06-11-2016) at his home.
Funeral service was held  at 2 p.m. Friday, (06-17-2016) at Knotts Funeral Home,
Mr. Conwell”Connie” Headen was born to the late Barmon and Ozzie Mae Headen on January 18, 1954. He worked on the farm for many years with his father. He was employed at GKN for many years.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles Headen, Willie Headen, Sir Walter Headen, and a step-sister, Julia Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Kum Headen; daughter, Connie Headen Ray; sons, Vernon Edwards, John Headen; step-daughter, Cassandra Street; step-sons, Frank Street, Benny Street; his step-mother, Geneva Headen; brothers, Freddie Headen, John Buie; and 13 grandchildren.

ANVILENE THOMAS BAKER
Ms. Anvilene Thomas Baker, 102, passed on (05-25-2016) in Brooklyn, NY.
Funeral service was held
Saturday, (06-18-2016) at 11 a.m. at Cameron Grove AME Zion Church.
Burial followed in the church cemetery
Survivors include
daughters, Josie Baker Wellington, Alberta Crudup; sister, Ms. Lucy Davis of Queens NY; 12 grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and  many great-great- grandchildren.

G. R. “Mack” WOMBLE
G.R. Mack Womble, 86, died on Sunday, (06-19-2016).
The viewing was held  Wednesday, (06-22-2016), at 3 p.m. at Cameron Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. The funeral began at  4 p.m., with Rev. Whitney Wilkinson and Rev. David Yarborough presiding. The committal service followed at White Hill Presbyterian Church.
Mack was born August 13, 1929 to George Roberson and Ella McCoy Womble in Harnett Co. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He worked with Long Meadow Farms for 19 years.  Mack was the owner of Womble’s Grocery for ten years.
Mack served as Mayor of Cameron, for nine years.  He was a member of Cameron Presbyterian Church.  He also volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts of America for more than thirty-five years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ella Womble; brothers, Billie Womble, Tommy Womble, and his wife of 29 years, Mary Burgess Womble.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Elizabeth Womble; sister, Rebecca Womble Yarborough; son, Morris Allan Womble; daughters, Gina Womble Barber, Angie Womble Priest, Diane Womble, Georgie Womble Brown; twelve grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the charity or cause of your choice.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ALEXANDER C. BROWER, III
Mr. Alexander Carson Brower III, 72, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (06-14-2016) at The VA Hospital in Durham.
Funeral service was held at  2 p.m.,Wednesday, (06-22-2016), at First Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Brower was born April 20, 1944 in Carthage, to the late Alexander C. Brower, Jr. and Florence Leak Brower Yarborough. He graduated from Pinckney High School in Carthage, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He later attended Sandhills Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree. While a student there, he became editor of the Sandhills Community College Student Newspaper.  To further his education, he attended Fayetteville State University. Alexander was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church where he loved to sing. He was president of the local chapter of Lee County NAACP, and a member of the North Carolina Black Caucus. Other groups and committees that he served on was Kawanis Club, United Way and Neighborhood Heroes.
Survivors include a  daughter, Serena Perkins of Wilmington,; one son, Tommy Cameron of Atlanta, GA; and six grandchildren.

HENRY GALARY
Henry Galary, 86, of Siler City died Thursday, (06-09-2016) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
Mr. Galary was born October 14, 1929 in New Bedford, MS, the son of Joseph Frank and Victoria (Wojtowicz) Galary.  Henry was a graduate of New Bedford High School and received a Bachelor of Science, Textile Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.  He was a Corporal with the US Marines, a member of the American Legion Post 81, Liberty and a member of Randolph County 40/8.  Henry was employed with Hadley Peoples Mfg as a supervisor in the lab for 18 years and a member of St. Julia Catholic Parrish.
Henry was survived by two sisters, Lucy G. Talbot and Helen G. Smith.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.

FRANKIE BUIE
Mr. Frankie Buie, 64, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, (06-20-2016) at Central Carolina Hosptital.
Arrangements by:
Knotts Funeral Home,   Sanford.

ROSA CRUMP SMITH
Mrs. Rosa Emma Crump Smith, 89, of Sanford, formerly of Moncure, passed away Friday, (06-17-2016) at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, (06-23-2016) at 3 p.m. at Liberty Chapel Church. Visit with the family, 30 minutes prior to the service.
Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Adam Crump and Annie Laster Crump, born March 19. 1926 in Chatham County.
Mrs Smith was a member of Liberty Chapel Church. There she served as a deaconess, in the missionary department, on the usher board, was a Sunday school teacher, she was active in several branches of the music department, and helped co-custodian. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, C Wesley Samuels #664. She worked with JOCCA (Outreach); Piedmont Health Services, Nurses Aid and WIC program. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levander Smith and siblings, Cleo Crump, Artie Smith, Lola Mae Crump, Zelma Dowd, Johnnie B. Laster, Mary Ann Bruton, Eddie Crump, Ervin Crump and William Crump.
Survivors include children: Wallace Smith of Siler City, Bary Smith of Sanford, Angela Heilig of Sanford; sister, Robena McCrimmon, Moncure; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

ALAN DEWEY RESCH
March 4, 1937- June 16, 2016
Siler City – Alan Dewey Resch, the owner and editor-publisher of The Chatham News, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at home in Siler City.  He was 79 years old.
Alan was born in Winston-Salem, the son of Ellis Albert “Al” Resch and Alice Lambe Resch. He moved to Siler City as a young child and became an active member of the community he loved.
A graduate of Siler City High School, Alan earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a reporter for United Press International in Raleigh and Columbia, S.C., before returning to Siler City to work with his father at The Chatham News. During his long newspaper career, he won countless press awards.  One of his sports photographs was featured in the New York Times.
Alan was a member of the NC Press Association,  a past president of the NC Association of Weeklies.  He was a past president of the Eastern North Carolina Press Association.  He was a past president of the Siler City chapter of Rotary International. He served on the board of Chatham Hospital. He was a volunteer member of the Siler City Fire Department for 20 years.  Alan was active in the Boy Scouts of America for many years earning his Eagle Scout and the Order of the Arrow. He served on the Occoneechee Council.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
In his personal life, Alan was married to the former Mary John Little for nearly 55 years. He was an avid gardener who earned his NC Master Gardner credentials. He was a gifted photographer and a talented chef who co-authored a cooking column in The Chatham News.  He loved to cook and was happiest when feeding others.
Alan was a community-spirited man, who thrived working behind the scenes. He was a loyal Tar Heel fan.  He loved to play golf, and as he got older, he remarked that  the older he got, the better his golf game “used to be.” He was especially proud to be a North Carolinian, and enjoyed traveling throughout the state from the mountains to his beloved coast – especially the Crystal Coast.
Alan was a devoted family man who dearly loved his four grandchildren, and they loved their “Pops”.
Alan is survived by his daughters: Mary Alice, and husband Steve Lloyd, of Williamsburg, VA; Margaret, and husband Dr. Jonathan Morgan, of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren: Caroline and Jackson Lloyd, Sarah Ellis and Harper Morgan; sister: Marian and husband Parker Albee of Falmouth, ME, two nephews and one niece.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 20 at First United Methodist Church, 1201 W. Raleigh Street, Siler City, with visitation at 10 am in the fellowship hall followed by the memorial service at 11 am in the sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344; Liberty Home Care & Hospice, 401 E. Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344; or Chatham Cares Pharmacy, 127 E. Raleigh St., Siler City, NC 27344.

BONNIE JEAN PEABODY GORDON
November 17, 1925 – May 21, 2016
Bonnie Jean Peabody Gordon was born to Ruth
and Wilbur Peabody in Nevada, Missouri and grew up on the family farm, where she began her love of animals and gardening.  After High school, she attended nurses training at Washington University in St. Louis, a highlight in her life. She not only loved nursing, but made lifelong friends and went to reunions as long as she was able. She met and married Dr. Bernard Gordon and moved to Baltimore, Md., where she had two children, Gerald and Jan. Being a mother was another highlight and something she did with much love. She took great pleasure in making holidays and birthdays memorable, picking out special gifts, useful and silly, making bunny cakes and fun decorations. Gerald appreciated his very chilly swimming lessons that helped him enjoy the water and scuba diving.  Jan remembers many concerts with her mom, including the Beatles.
Bonnie and Jan moved to Columbia, MI in 1964 to be closer to family. Bonnie worked at Ellis Fischell Hospital as an OR nurse, and loved her work.  Again, she made many friends and was good about keeping track, writing lots of letters and visiting when she could.  She also helped her parents and aunts. She was very close with her father and his wife, Doris, and her aunt, Virgie Lou Bogart.
Bonnie had a real spirit of fun and adventure and liked to travel. She visited her children whenever she could, wherever they were including a very rustic hippy commune on Orcas Island, Wa. She also went to Hawaii, Disneyland and Disney World, Switzerland, and wherever the nurses were having reunions. She could roll with punches and be a good sport in challenging situations, have a good time and make people feel comfortable around her.
Bonnie liked toys, particularly stuffed animals and gathered quite a collection, then discovered Beanie Babies and fell in love.
Musicals were another pleasure, from “South Pacific” to “Cats”.  She also endured her daughter practicing endlessly for her parts in “Bye Bye Birdie” without complaint.
As her health was waning, she moved to Pittsboro, N.C. to be close to Gerald.  She made trips to Washington to visit Jan when she could and went whale and eagle watching. In N.C., she liked doing anything that involved ice cream. Again, she made friends and kept in touch with the old ones, but most of her friends and family are gone. I hope she meets up with them. For a long time she has been wanting to go home and see her parents and the farm. Bonnie died peacefully at home surrounded by hospice nurses and her loving son after lengthy illnesses. She will be very missed.
Please join us for a celebration of Bonnie’s life at Cambridge Hills, 140 Brookstone Lane, Pittsboro, NC on 28 June, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 JIMMY WAYNE TOLER       
Jimmy Wayne  Toler, 69, of Snow Camp joined his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City.
Mr. Toler was born in Johnston County on January 22, 1947, the son of Michael and Letha (Lane) Toler.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City, served in the US Navy, was a licensed barber and had worked as a NC Correctional Officer.  Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing and will  always be  remembered as a “ people” person with a great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James B. and Jerry M Toler.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years: Dana (Newsome) Toler, two daughters: April Moore and husband, Michael of Princeton, NC, Alena McLendon and husband, Brian of Portsmouth, VA.; one son: Andrew Toler of Bagley, NC; one sister: JoAnne Rose of Smithfield; one brother: Jackie Toler of Bagley; twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three step-children, Brock Hamm of Pikeville, Jennifer Langston of Siler City and Jeremy Hamm of Dudley.
The family will receive friends Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC.  A celebration of life service will follow with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Ricky Sullivan officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at
wwwpughfuneralhome.com.

June 16, 2016

 LACY “GILBERT” CLARK, JR.        
Mr. Lacy “Gilbert” Clark, Jr., 79, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, (06-08-2016) at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
The funeral service was held Friday, (06-10-2016) at 11 a.m., at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Frank Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Gilbert was born in Chatham County in 1936, son of the late Lacy G. Clark, Sr. and Sue Cockman Clark. He was owner- operator of Clark Farms, specializing in cattle for many years. Being a member at Brush Creek, he served as a Deacon, as well as Sunday School Superintendant. He is a past board member of Central Electric Membership Corporation.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen G. Clark of the home; son, Doug Clark of Bear Creek; sister, Jane Burke of Siler City; and  two grandchildren.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in Gilbert’s memory to the Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive,     Asheboro, N.C. 27203.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

SARA FRANCEE HARRIS VESTAL
Sara Francee Harris Vestal, 67 of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-07-2016).
The family held a memorial service on Thursday, (06-09-2016), at 4 p.m. at Sanford Community Church with Pastor Ruth Holder presiding.
Francee was born in Henderson, NC on June 3, 1949, to the late Francis Duigiud Harris, Jr. and Sara Josephine Ivey Harris.  She was a homemaker.
Surviving relatives include her son, Jimmie Ray Poe, Jr. of Sanford; daughter, Elizabeth Jones of Sanford; brother, Frances D. Harris, III of Clemmons; sisters, Mavis H. Harper of Sanford, Debra H. Sharpe of Bradenton, FL; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the funeral fund be made to Mavis and Jack Harper, 6016 Inverness Circle, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS LEE BROWN
Thomas Lee  Brown, 80, of Siler City died Tuesday, (06-07-2016) at his residence.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (06-11-2016) at 11 a.m. at Guilford Memorial Park, with Rev. Kenny Black officiating.
Mr. Brown was born in Guilford County on September 22, 1935, the son of Henry S. and Haddie (Howard) Brown.  He was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, the Unity Sunday School Class and a member of the Baptism committee.  Tom was employed by Pete Wall Plumbing for 50 years,
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Hicks Brown and his parents.
He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Osborne of the home; son, Jerry  Brown of Siler City; three stepchildren; one sister, Bonnie Lowe of Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Henry Brown, Jr. of Reidsville, Robert Brown of Browns Summit; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren;
Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HELEN RUTH JONES CASEY  
Mrs. Helen Ruth Jones Casey, 74, of Sanford, died Monday, (06-06-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Thursday, (06-09-2016), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Burns officiating.  Burial followed at Broadway Town Cemetery.
Mrs. Casey was born on March 30, 1942, in Wayne County,  to the late John William Jones and Maggie Belle Tillman Jones.   She was also preceded in death by brothers, David Bruce Jones, William Earl Jones, John William Jones, Jr. and a grandson, Jonathon Wayne Casey.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie Casey; sons, Curtis Casey, David Casey, Johnny Casey; daughter, Donna Casey, all of Sanford;.  six grandchildren,  and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

LORRIE ANN McGEE
Ms. Lorrie Ann McGee, 41, of Lillington, passed away on Monday, (06-06-2016) at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn.

FLORENCE TAYLOR
Ms. Florence Taylor, 90, formerly of  Moncure, passed away on Tuesday, (05-31-2016) in Detroit, MI.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (06-11-2016) at Mt. View A.M.E. Zion Church.
Florence Rahynebel Lee-Taylor (Bell) was born December 31, 1925.  Her parents, Thomas and Lucretia Lee, proceeded her in death, along with her husband, Jesse Amos Taylor, and four of her children—Jessemae, Sylvia, Terry, Sr., and Jerome. She was a member of Mount View A.M.E. Zion Church.
Survivors include a son, Charles Taylor, Sr., twelve grandchildren, 25+ great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren.

 MILBURN DAVID GIBBS
Milburn David Gibbs of Siler City, (76) passed away Monday, (05-09-2016).
There will be a “Celebration of Life” starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, (06-17-2016) at the West Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, with the Reverend Bob Wachs and Dr. Ron Wachs officiating.  Anyone who wishes to say a few words about something you remember about Milburn will be invited to speak or to write something.
After the service, everyone is invited to his home for refreshments, fellowship and visitation with family and friends.

BETTY RUTH HORNE BROCK
Mrs. Betty Ruth Horne Brock, 82, of Sanford, died Thursday, (06-09-2016) at Parkview Retirement Center.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (06-11-2016) at 11 a.m. in the Rans Brock Cemetery in Autryville, with Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.
She was born in Sampson County, on March 3, 1934 to the late Joel Sanford Horne and Katie Ruth Bullock Horne.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Brock; brothers, Garland Eugene Horne, Marvin Sion Horne; sister, Ada Horne Knowles; and grandchildren, Gary Dwayne Brock and Tracy Ellen Brock.  Mrs. Brock graduated from Clement High School and received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Fayetteville Technical Community College. She was a member of Autryville Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Gary Dallas Brock of Clinton, OK, Rodney Dean Brock of Bolivia; daughter, Becky Brock Johnson of Sanford; eight grandchildren  and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Autryville Baptist Church, PO Box 26, Autryville, NC 28318.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY CHRISTINE JOHNSON
Ms. Mary Christine Johnson, 65, of Bennett, died Sunday, (06-12-2016) at The Laurels of Chatham.
Arrangements by Midstate Cremation Service.
Condolences may be made online at www.midstatecremationservice.com.

ANGELA NEWBY RIVES
Ms. Angela Newby Rives, 45, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (06-07-2016) at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (06-12-2016) at Works For Christ Christian Center.
Mrs. Rives was born December 16, 1970 to Robert Newby and the late Dorothy W. Newby.
She was educated in the Lee County School System. She obtained her Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration from Sandhills Community College. She was employed with Caterpillar, Inc in Sanford.
Mrs. Rives leaves to cherish her memories; sons, Alfred Evans, Jr.,
Ke’Shawn Newby, Tony Rives of Sanford; father, Robert Newby of the home; sister, Stephanie Newby of Sanford; brothers, Robert Newby, Jr. of Sanford, Charlie White of Raleigh; three grandchildren; and sister, Jeanine Burden of Sanford.

STEVEN CHRISTOPHER MAPLES
Mr. Steven Christopher Maples, 36, of Sanford died Saturday, (06-11-2016).
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bridges-
Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

PAUL McDOUGALD
Mr. Paul McDougald, 92, of Broadway, passed on Sunday (06-12-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (06-16-2016) at Paradise AME Zion Church with burial following at Lee Memory Gardens.
Mr. McDougald was born on May 20, 1924 to the late Maggie McDougald and Lonnie Patterson. He was educated in the Harnett and Lee County School Systems. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Pauline McLean
An active church member, he held the office of deacon. He was also a member of the Sanford Masonic Lodge. He worked for Davenport and Sons for 30 plus years until retirement.
Survivors include a son, William A. McDougald of Broadway; five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren,
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (06-16-2016) at Paradise AME Zion Church.

MAXINE FOGLEMAN PIKE
Maxine Fogleman Pike, 91, of Siler City, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Chatham  Hospital.
Mrs. Pike was born  in Alamance County on September 26, 1924, the daughter of Leland Walker and Emma (Andrews) Fogleman.  She was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the USFW. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and bird watching.  Her greatest pleasure was her family.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Phryne Pike, her parents, sisters, Ursula F. Loy, Oleta Fogleman and brother, Glenn Fogleman.
Survivors include three daughters, Debby Pike, Melva Pike Allen and husband Gary, Karen Pike; one son, Gerry Pike and wife Lynn, all of Siler City; grandchildren, Rebekkah Glass and husband Jason, Carla Pike, Joan Daniel and husband Arthur, Jonathan Pike, Amy Leonard and husband Jonathan, Andrew Allen; great-grandchildren, Christian Pike, Holly Glass, Trinity Kimbler, Ethan and Jackson Leonard; and great-great-grandchildren, Maggie and Aubrey.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Pastor David Hobson officiating.  Burial was in church cemetery.  The family received friends following the commital service in the church Fellowship Hall.
Friends may register condolences at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home until the service hour.
Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, 802 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.
Online condolences may be made at:    www.pughfuneralhome.com

EDITH MAE PAGE BRAY  
Edith Mae Page Bray, 96, of  Bear Creek died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Bray was born on October 1, 1919, in Bear Creek,   the daughter of Charlie H. and Melinda Callie (Yow) Page. Edith was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church, and a home maker. She loved sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, cooking, going out to eat and reading. Edith loved all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eli Bray, daughter, Virginia Vestal, son, Charles Edward Bray and a great-grandson, Noah Vestal.
She is survived by daughter, Linda B. Brooks of Siler City; a son, Billy Joe Bray and wife Carol of Siler City; sister, Myrtle Ruth Lowman of Bear Creek; daughter-in-law, Jane Thrift Bray of Bear Creek;  nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday, June13, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. Other times at the home of a grandson, Travis at 206 Lambert Chapel Road, Siler City.
The funeral was held Tuesday, June 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Patrick Fuller and Rev. Frank Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 RHONDA H. BECK  
Rhonda Horton Beck, 51, of 5225 Brookgreen Road, Ramseur, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at First Missionary Baptist Church, Siler City, with Rev. Barry R. Gray, officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Rhonda was a  devoted  wife and mother, a native of Chatham County, a self-employed hair stylist, and a devoted member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City. She loved interior decorating, enjoyed growing beautiful flowers in her flower garden, was a people person and loved her nieces and nephew.  Rhonda will be missed by many and was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Wall Horton.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Beck of the home; daughter, Aubrey Brice Beck of the home; mother, Amber Horton of Siler City; sister, Angelita Scotton Horton of Morrisville; brother, Aaron Horton and wife Diane, of Mitchellville, MD; nieces, Olivia Horton, Taylor Horton, and nephew, Sidney Horton.
Visitation was held from  6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur and other times at the residence.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to First Missionary Baptist Church, 914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Siler City, NC 27344.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

June 2, 2016

PAUL MARKS, JR.
Mr. Paul Marks, Jr. 79, of Sanford, passed on Sunday, (05-22-2016) at Liberty Commons Health and Rehabilitation in Sanford.
Funeral services were held at  2 p.m., Friday, (05-27-2016) at Chestnut AME Zion Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeweldine Marks of the home; daughters, Pensea Winston, Fuquay-Varina, Polly Marks of the home and Antoinette Seymore, both of Sanford; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter;  sisters, Geraldine M. Blue and Pauline M. Upchurch, both of Sanford.

ROYCE DALE REEVES   
Royce Dale Reeves, 72, of Moncure, passed away Thursday, (05-26-2016) at his home.
The memorial service was held Saturday (05-28-2016) at 2 p.m. Chatham United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Reeves was born in Harford County, Maryland on January 18, 1944 to the late Curtis Earl “C.E.” Reeves and Ethel Moretz Reeves. He was also preceded in death by brothers, George Reeves, James “Jimmy” Reeves and a sister Earlene Reeves Breedlove.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Morgan Reeves; daughters, Alice Faye Reeves Sanders of Winston-Salem, Jennie Ethel Reeves McIntosh of Pittsboro, and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chatham United Methodist Church, 1278 Old Sanford Road, Moncure, NC 27559 or Liberty Hospice, 4010 E. 3rd Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences may be made at: www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

EMMA MARGARET McNEILL THOMAS
Emma Margaret McNeill Thomas, 81, of Broadway, died Wednesday, (05-25-2016) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
A graveside service was held at Leaflet Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Saturday, (05-28-2016) at  3 p.m. with Pastor David Priddy officiating.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Harnett County, on April 14, 1935, to the late Samuel Percy McNeill, Sr. and Flossie Thomas McNeill.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Lewis Thomas, a son, Michael Lewis Thomas, a sister, Almeria Harrington and a brother, Samuel Percy Mc Neill, Jr.   She was homemaker.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Connie Thomas McNeill of Durham; and one grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LEONARD JOHN PETRAITIS
Mr. Leonard John Petraitis, 92, of Pittsboro, passed away Wednesday, (05-04-2016) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, (06-09-2016) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living at 10:30 a.m..
Mr. Petraitis was born in Cook County, Illinois on April 3, 1924 to the late Peter Petraitis and Antonia Maleshauskas Petraitis. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Yacoe and Irina Petraitis.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Sharon, also of Cambridge Hills; daughter, Nancy Wood of Pittsboro; sons, Paul Petraitis of Chicago, Illinois, John Petraitis of Orland Park, Illinois; brother, Albert Petraitis of San Deigo, CA,  five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family asks that flowers from your garden be brought or donations can be made to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

BETTY WILLIAMS DAWKINS
Betty Williams Dawkins,  79, of Broadway, died Saturday, (05-28-2016) at her home.
A graveside service was held at Broadway Town Cemetery on Wednesday, (06-01-2016) at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Sauls and Pastor Mark Whitfield officiating. A memorial service was held at Crossroads Ministries, Wednesday, (06-01- 2016) at 1 p.m. and the family received friends at the church following this service.
Mrs. Dawkins was born in Wake County, on May 16, 1937, to the late Hubert Glenn Williams and Lina Stewart Williams.  She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Calvin Hardee and James R. Dawkins; a twin brother, Burney Glenn Williams and a son, Dale Reece Hardee.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Pat Hardee Ellis of Sanford.
A graveside service was held at Broadway Town Cemetery on Wednesday, (06-01-2016) at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Sauls and Pastor Mark Whitfield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at www.alz.org .
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LOYD GARY LYONS
Loyd Gary Lyons, 79, of Sanford, died Thursday, (05-26-2016) at his home.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (05-29-2016) at  1 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Taylor officiating.  Interment followed at Lee Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
He was born in Nicholas County, WV, on February 12, 1937, to the late Loyd William Lyons and Hannah Rider Lyons.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann Maddox Lyons and a son, Lloyd Gary Lyons Jr.  Mr. Lyons worked as a self-employed home builders.  He was a member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, the Army National Guard Unit and Sanford American Legion Post #382.
Survivors include his son, Burtis Lynn Lyons of Huntersville; daughter, Wendy Lee Snow of McLean, VA; brothers, Roger Lyons of Sanford, Danny Lyons of Cherokee; sisters, JoAnna Lyons Bright of Sanford, Judy Lyons Asbill of Sanford, Joy Lyons Telle of Sanford; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA  22311 or www.diabetes.org for online donations.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

PHYLLIS DOWDY
Mrs. Phyllis Dowdy, 67, formerly of Siler City, passed away on Thursday, (05-26-2016) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, (06-03-2016) at Corinth AME Zion Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Knotts & Son, Siler City is serving the family.

JOYCE FAYE HOLDER WOMACK
Joyce Faye Holder Womack, 56, of Olivia, died Monday, (05-30-2016) at her residence.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (06-02-2016) at 2 p.m. at the Chapel
of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Wood presiding. Burial will follow in the Cameron Grove Cemetery.                                                                                  tery.
Mrs. Womack was born June 5, 1959, to the late William Holder and Lois Rogers Holder.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Holder and her husband, Jerry Womack.
She is survived by her mother, Lois Rogers Holder of Sanford; a daughter, Ashley Necole Womack-Harris of Durham; sister, Jane Ross of Sanford; and two grandchildren.
Joyce worked as a Security Guard Captain at Moen.
The family received friends Wednesday, (06-01-2016), from 6 to 8  p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

EMMA JEAN MORRIS JACKSON
Mrs. Emma Jean Morris Jackson, 75, of Sanford, died Monday, (05-30-2016), at Fox Hollow Senior Living Center in Pinehurst.
The funeral service will be Thursday, (06-02-2016), at 2 p.m.. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Keith Miller officiating.  Interment will follow at Wayside Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. Betty Sherrod officiating.
Mrs. Jackson was born May 15, 1941, to the late James Wellington Morris and Nettie Terah McMillan Morris. She was also preceded in death by brothers, James Wellington Morris, Jr., Joseph Adcock Morris, and Mack Aubrey Morris.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Henry Bruce Jackson; daughter, Anne Jackson Mushow of Morrisville; one grandson; brother, Waylon Morris of Cameron;
sisters, Linda Harwood of Boone, and Louise Poole of Travelers Rest, S.C.
She was a graduate of Appalachian State University with Batchelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education.  She served as a public school teacher for 38 years.  She served as youth director for several years at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church.  She was a volunteer at the Christian United Outreach Center.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, (06-01-2016), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jonesboro Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

CSM (R) LLOYD  JUNIOR HALL
CSM (R) Lloyd Junior Hall, 84, of Spring Lake, died Saturday, (05-28-2016) at his residence.
The funeral will be held Saturday, (06-04-2016) at 11 a.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton presiding.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery will full military rites.
Mr. Hall was born in Wapleo Co, Ottumwa, Iowa, on June 22, 1931, to the late Lloyd Earl Hall and June Evelyn Vineyard Hall.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Faye Graham Hall. He served his country in the US Army prior to his retirement in 1972 with the rank of Command Sergeant Major.
The family will receive friends Friday, (06-03-2016), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcomed or donations to Olivia Presbyterian Church, PO Box 88, Olivia, NC  28368.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

WILMA DOWDY  THOMPSON
Ms. Wilma Dowdy Thompson, 94, of Goldston passed away on Saturday, (05-28-2016) at Laurels of Chatham in  Pittsboro.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Hone in Sanford.

ROLFE LEE PHILLIPS
Rolfe Lee Phillips, 66, of Asheboro died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home, Asheboro.
Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on June 20, 1949, the son of the late Rolfe Riddle and Polly (Hargrove) Phillips. Rolfe was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher and an ordained minister. He had taught auto mechanics at Randolph Community College, had worked at Chatham Auto Parts in Siler City and was a self-employed automotive mechanic,whose skills and knowledge were widely known and respected. Rolfe was preceded in death by his father and a son, Terry Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra (Hall) Phillips; two daughters, Molly Phillips of Asheboro, Taylor P. Underwood and husband, Eddie of Paris Island, SC; mother, Polly (Hargrove) Phillips; two sisters, Elaine P. Dixon and husband, Winford, Gloria P. Josey and husband, Wayne; one brother, Robert Van Phillips and wife, Linda, all of Siler City; grandchildren, Adam, Clay, Blakely, Camden, Chance and Tinsley; and step-daughter, Angela Flowers Still and husband, Michael of Jamestown.  A memorial service was held Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, with Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.    Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

JOHN THOMAS “BIG PA” WILKIE, JR.
Amarillo, TX – John  Thomas “Big Pa” Wilkie,
Jr., age 85, of Amarillo, TX died Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Durham of Lubbock officiating.
Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia,
Amarillo, TX.
John Thomas Wilkie, Jr., was born August 15, 1930 in Gulf, NC to John T. Wilkie, Sr. and Lillian Allen Wilkie. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for three years, nine months and twelve days. While during his service, he was stationed at the Amarillo Air Force Base, John met Betty and they were married on April 19, 1953 in Portales, New Mexico. He worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring after thirty-five years and five months of service. He has a passion for old cars and was an active member of Texas Panhandle Chapter Model A Ford Club, NARFE and NALC.
The family received guests at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marilyn Oldham and a daughter, Sue Wilkie.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Watson Wilkie; daughter, Jan W. Moore-Thomas and husband Buddy of Goldston, NC; Lou W. Bullis of the home and Jamie Wilkie of Royse City; five grandchildren, Brian Moore, Russell Moore and wife Jessica of North Carolina, Jason Nunn and wife Paula of Amarillo, Crystal Elkins of North Carolina
and Jimmie Bullis, Jr. of Louisiana; ten great-grandchildren, Brent Ramirez, Brian K. Moore,
Jordyn Moore, Alyssa Nunn, Danielle Sanchez and husband Javier, Allie Burney, Crimsun Nunn, Alex Moore, Nicholas Nunn and Fallon Lux Bullis; one great-great-granddaughter, Kenleigh Sanchez; a niece Kim Love and family of North Carolina.
Please sign the online guest book at: www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.

WILBERT EUGENE CLARK
Wilbert Eugene Clark, 84, of Pittsboro passed away Saturday morning,
May 28, 2016 at UNC Hospital.
Mr. Clark was born August 12, 1931 in Orange County, NC to the late Walter Clark and Helena Miller. He honorably served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained during the Korean War.
Mr. Clark retired with 35 years of employment with Meade-Weyerhaeuser Corp. He was a simple man who loved his family dearly. In addition to his parents, Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his infant son, Michael E. Clark; his former wife, Lora Snipes; and nine of his siblings.
Survivirs include his daughters, Marie Clark of Cary, Michele Reams and her spouse DeweyReams of Durham, Lisa Stanley of Pittsboro; threegranddaughters, Sara L. Rozeboom and her spouse, David Rozeboom, Erin K. Reams and Rachel C. Stanley; and two siblings, Borden and Jane.
A gathering of friends shared their memories from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at DonaldsonsFuneral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Mr. Clark will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at Bynum UMC Cemetery in
Pittsboro.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

May 26, 2016

JoANN LEVER BUTLER
JoAnn Lever Butler, 80, of Bear Creek passed away Tuesday, (05-17-2016).
A graveside service was held Friday, (05-20-2016) at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating.
Mrs. Butler was born in Columbia, SC on September 4, 1935, the daughter of Marvin W. and Ruth E. Lever and Mable Lever.    She was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church and the adult Sunday School Class.  JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McCoy Butler, Sr.; her parents and a sister, Rosemary Long of High Point.
Survivors include a son,  Raymond “Skip” McCoy Butler, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL;  daughters, Lisa B. Johnson and Jan B. Phillips, both of Bear Creek, Kimberly B. Warren of Burlington; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren;  sisters, Beverly Campbell of Chamblee, GA and Ann Senn of Pelion, SC.
A graveside service was held Friday, (05-20-2016) at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating.
Memorials may be made to Chatham Hospital Cardiac Rehab, Attention: Debbie Scotten, 163 Medical Park Drive, Suite 120, Siler City, NC  27344; or United Way of Chatham County.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com

WILBERT LEE  WILIAMS
Mr. Wilbert Lee Williams, 57, of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (05-14-2016) at his home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, (05-19-2016) at Works For Christ Christian Center. Burial followed at Lee Memory Garden, in Sanford.
Mr. Williams was born April 26, 1959 to the late Eddie and Lucretia Williams.
A graduate of Northwood High School , he attended Central Carolina Community College for auto mechanics. He worked for GKN Automotive for 14 years, the city of Sanford, and Nationwide Insurance.
He was a musician who sang with several gospel groups through the years. He was one of the founders of Abundant Living Ministries in Sanford. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Melvin Azelle Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Sharon Baldwin Williams; son, Dedric Baldwin of Sanford, Adrian Williams of Raleigh; daughter, Lakeah Williams of Duluth, GA, three grandchildren; brothers, Curtis Morrison of Hope Mills, Freeman Williams of Albemarle, and Alfonzo Williams of Coats.

TIMOTHY ELWOOD WHITAKER
Timothy Elwood Whitaker, 56, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (05-17-2016) at his home.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (05-21-2016) at 11 a.m. at Old Rock Spring Cemetery.
Mr. Whitaker was born June 25, 1959 to the late Horton Elwood Whitaker and Loris Beal Whitaker.
Surviving relatives include sister, Dotty Whitaker of Pittsboro; brother, Barry Whitaker of Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to: The Old Rock Spring Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 127, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

EDNA GLOVER TYSON
Mrs. Edna G. Tyson, 75, of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (05-17-2016) at her residence.
Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, (05-21-2016) at Union Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Tyson was born June 10, 1940, to the late Hugh T. Glover and Lizzie Glover. A graduate of Chatham High School, she was a substitute teacher in Chatham County for over thirty years. She was a member of Union Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. She served as the Superintendent of the Sunday School, member of the Usher Board, Stewardess Board #3 Class Leader, and Treasurer of the WA McGlaughlin Community Center. Edna was preceded in her death by her husband Joe, her three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her children, Stanley Tyson of Goldston, Raymond Tyson of Graham, Gary Tyson and Darrell Tyson of the home; siblings, Doretta Glover of Siler City, Claudy Calloway of Baltimore, MD, Melvin Glover of Siler City, Charlie Glover of Pittsboro; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

RAY WILLIAMS
Ray Williams, 65, of Siler City died Sunday, (05-22-2016) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Williams was born in Saxapahaw on June 20, 1950, the son of Vance and Helen Christine (Stallings) Williams.  Ray was a graduate of Western Alamance High School.   He attended Hickory Mountain Baptist Church. Ray was the former general manager of Manhattan American in Staley for 20 years, and was the owner-operator of Marley’s Cleaners for 17 years. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Amy (Hackney) Williams; daughter, Konner Williams; son, Cole Williams; sister: Marie Williams of Liberty; and brother: Mike Williams of Burlington.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, (05-25-2016) at 11 a.m. at the family home with Rev. Lee Calicutt officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, after the service at the home, on Arthur Teague Road, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Chatham Food Pantry, 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

TIMMY ROGER TABON
Mr. Timmy R. Tabon, 54, of Sanford, passed  away on Thursday, (05-19-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (05-26-2016) at Union Grove AME Zion Church, Bear Creek.
Timmy was born June 3, 1961 to Edith P. Tabon Huff and the late James A. Chester Tabon in Sanford.
He was a graduate of Sanford Central High School. After high School, Timmy entered the military and served ten years. Then, he was employed by ARS for 17 years. He had attended Greater Zion Church.
Timmy was preceded in death by his son Christopher Tabon, brothers, Author Jr. Tabon and Wilson Jerome Tabon.
Survivors include his  wife of 16 years, Christopher A. Tabon;  sons, Timmy Jr., De-Mario, Daniel, and Shawn Tabon; his mother, Edith Huff; four grandchildren; sister Darlene Adams;  brothers, Robert Lee Perry, David Tabon, Rex Tabon, and Stacey Tabon.

JULIANNE MARIE TAKACH ALEXANDER
Julianne Marie Takach Alexander, 59, died Monday, (05-16-2016) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford..
Condolences may be made at: bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

VICKIE FULTON
Vickie Fulton, of Sanford, died Saturday, (06-21-2016) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home at a later date.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.
JOHN RAYMOND PETTIT                    
John  Raymond Pettit, born September 5, 1955 in Kinston, NC was called home to our Lord on May 21, 2016.
John was a Master builder and fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. Accepting all as family, he was known as “Uncle Johnny Rock”.
John was preceded in death by wife, Cheryl Phillips Pettit and son, Phillip Raymond Pettit of Siler City; also a nephew and a great-niece.
John is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Pettit Woodell and husband, Ryan; granddaughters, Jaylan and Avalyn Cheryl “Beebop”  Woodell; his parents, Raymond and Mae Cameron Pettit; brother, Don Pettit and wife, Phyllis; sisters, Linda Goodman and husband, James, all of Siler City;  Doris Holt and husband, Richard of Sanford; eight nieces, five nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
He was loved by many and will be rejoicing with our Lord forever.
A visitation was held at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, NC  27207.
On line condolences may be made at: www.pugh funeralhome.com.

OLIN DEWITT ADAMS, JR.      
Olin Dewitt Adams, Jr., 51, of Asheboro, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Isley officiating.  Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park.
Mr. Adams was born June 22, 1964 in Chesterfield, SC.  He was retired from Food Lion, he loved fishing and spending time with his family.  Mr. Adams was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed football and NASCAR.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his father, Olin Dewitt Adams, Sr.; and father-n-law, Jerry Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Anderson Adams of the home; daughter, Ashley Brooke Adams and fiancé, Phillip Ibsen, of Staley; sons, Cody Anderson Adams of Asheboro, Dylan Dewitt Adams of Greenville, NC; mother, Margaret Adams Hill and husband, Gerald, of Bennett; sisters, Ann Adams Payne of Bennett, Suzanne Hill Hensler and husband, Bart, of Florida; mother-in-law, Shirl Anderson Smith and husband, Skip, of Asheboro; and sister-in-law, Cathy Anderson Mason and husband, Reid, of Little River, SC.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204.
Condolences may be made online at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

NORMA BODEY PASCHAL
Norma Bodey Paschal, 91, of Siler City died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mrs. Paschal was born June 16, 1924 in Bellevue, OH, the daughter of George and Gaye (Thornburg) Bodey.    Norma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City and employed as secretary for Forrest Paschal Machinery Company. She enjoyed reading, exercising, gardening and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest A. Paschal; son, Forrest A.“Tad” Paschal II; her parents, an infant son, a grandson, Forrest Ammons; and a sister, Erma G. Hines.
She is survived by two daughters, Patty Paschal Stitt and husband, Andrew of New London, Kim Paschal Ammons and husband, Stephen of Wendell; grandchildren, Michael Browning, Paschal and Kelly Ammons; one sister, Needie Didion and husband Jim of Boca Raton, FL; brother-in-law, Richard Hines of Asheboro; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A  graveside service was held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

May 19, 2016

NORMA JEAN GODWIN
Norma Jean Godwin, 78, of Sanford, died Wednesday (05-11-2016) at her home.
A memorial service was held Sunday, (05-15-2016) at 3 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway with Rev. Garland Smith officiating.
Norma Jean was born in Sanford to the late Gladys Beal Jeffries and Doyle Lowhanna Jeffries. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Godwin of the home; daughters, Kelli Stone Beckham of Raleigh, Stephanie Stone Wilson of Sanford; sons, Greg Stone, Kevin Godwin, Michael Godwin, all of Sanford, Juan Vayaz of Miami, FL; brother, Jay Jeffries of Broadway; sister, Vergie Cleavinger of Sanford; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at: www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

 LUTHER  CURRIE LEE
Luther Currie Lee, 85, passed away at home on Wednesday, (05-11-2016).
Funeral services were held Saturday, (05-14-2016) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
Luther was born November 23, 1930 to the late Dewey and Verdia K. Lee of Cumberland County. Luther worked for over 45 years as pattern maker, machinist, and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Jimmy Lee.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Essie Lee; son, Danny Lee of Sanford; daughters, Dianne Densmore of Titusville, FL, Carol Pierce of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice of Sanford. Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneral
home.com.

GAIL ANN HALL WILLIAMS
Gail Ann Hall Williams, 60, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, (05-15-2016)at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (05-19-2016) at 4 p.m. at Tramway Baptist Church with Dr. John Allen presiding.
Mrs. Williams was born in Lee County, November 2, 1955, to Mary Heath Hall and the late Max Hall.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Williams.  She had worked as a secretary for Disney World.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Mary Heath Hall of Aberdeen and a daughter, Katrina Denise Williams of Aberdeen.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

LENA FAYE GORDON
Lena Faye Gordon, 79, of Bear Creek died Monday, (05-16-2016) at her residence.
A private family memorial service will be held at the family home.
Mrs. Gordon  was born in Surry County on September 11, 1936, the daughter of Ulyess G. and Lula Mae (Shinault) Gordon.  Lena was a fixer for Klopman Mills in Ramseur.   She was of the Baptist faith. Lena was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Ray and Jimmy Gordon and a sister, Lala G. Brown.
She is survived by one sister, Nancy G. Noe of Bear Creek; brothers, Roy Gordon of Siler City, Monroe Gordon, Willie Gordon, and Roger Gordon, all of Bear Creek.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DORA W. SHUE
Dora W. Shue, 90, died Thursday (05-12-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

HENRY T.  MERIWETHER, JR. 
Henry T. Meriwether, Jr., 95, of Pittsboro died Friday (05-13-2016).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety
NC.com.
EDNA GLOVER TYSON
Mrs. Edna G. Tyson, 75, of Sanford, passed away Tuesday, (05-17-2016) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

MILBURN DAVID GIBBS
Milburn David Gibbs of Siler City, (76) passed away at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, North Carolina, on Monday, May 9, 2016, with his wife and two daughters by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John McCumber Gibbs, Jr., and Helen McManus Gibbs, half- brother John D. Gibbs, and stepson, Jeffrey David Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Lala Cox Allen Gibbs; two daughters, Rozanna Gibbs Elsenpeter and husband, Jeffrey Elsenpeter; Raoqi Gibbs Dulman and husband, Stanislav Dulman; three grandsons, Hunter Elsenpeter, Grant Elsenpeter, and Trent Elsenpeter, and one step-daughter, Melyssa Allen;  two sisters, Carolyn Gibbs Sego and husband, Al Sego, Brenda Gibbs Turner and husband, Arvelle (A. T.) Turner; and half-sister, Jollen Gibbs Sprowls.
Milburn graduated from Chapel Hill High School and UNC Chapel Hill with a major in History. He served in the United States Army for two years.  He was Vice-President of Gibbs Enterprise, Inc., a wholesale bakery business in California for 36 years.  He wrote part-time for the Long Beach Press-Telegram.  After retiring from the bakery business, Milburn returned to North Carolina.  He worked as a reporter for The Chatham News and he later became the editor of The Liberty News until it closed.  Writing was his passion.  He also found great pleasure in serving as Santa’s assistant.  He was the happiest writing human interest stories about an ordinary person.  He called making that person “King or Queen for a Week” until the paper came out the following week and someone else was crowned.  He loved doing stories on the N. C.  Arts Incubator and the artists.  He was honored with several press awards from the N. C. Press Association for the most humorous column and many awards from the N. C. Society of Historians.  He also published the book The Staley School.  Milburn never turned down the opportunity for a story.  He was a true southern gentleman, making lasting friends wherever he went.  As his health began to fail over the last few years, so many people have come to him and told him how he had impacted their lives some even saying he had changed their life in a positive way.
Milburn always wore a smile.  He was a very giving person, who is, even after death, still giving and trying to help others.  He donated his body to the UNC School of Medicine for medical research.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the West Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, North Carolina.  The service will be conducted by the Reverend Bob Wachs and Dr. Ron Wachs.  Anyone who wishes to say a few words about something you remember about Milburn will be invited to speak or to write something.
After the service everyone is invited to his home for refreshments, fellowship and visitation with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be made to the Jay Spence Scholarship Fund, Triangle Community Foundation, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220, Durham, North Carolina  27701.

JORETTA JEAN TYSOR
Joretta Jean Tysor, 85, of Harden Street, Burlington, N.C. died Monday, May 9, 2016 at her home in Burlington.
Born in the old Farmville commmunity of Chatham County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Waters Tysor and Mildred Burns Tysor.
She was educated in Burlington public schools and graduated from Graham High School. She completed the nursing curriculum at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1953. Joretta loved children and worked as a Pediatric Nurse for nearly 50 years. She served at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. and later moved back to North Carolina and completed her career at Duke University Hospital Pediatrics until her retirement.
She was married in 1953 to John Cullom Tysor and lived in Raleigh, N.C., Washington, D.C., Elon, N.C. and Burlington, N.C. and raised two sons.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Cullom Tysor and daughter, Beverly Jean Tysor.
Surviving are two sons, Curtis Reid Tysor and wife Sue Ann Belskie Tysor of Hightowers, N.C., Caswell County and Michael James Tysor and wife Dr. Joanna Simons Tysor of Bear Creek, N.C.; six grandchildren, Carolyn Susannah Tysor, Elizabeth Hannah Tysor, Joseph Oren Tysor, USMC CPL Daniel L.Tysor, Rebecca Whitney Tysor and Faith Christine Tysor; two sisters, Dorene Reynolds Brotherton Lubore Tysor of Raleigh and Patricia Ockenhouse of Burlington; and one brother, Barnie Tysor of Graham.
A funeral service was conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Danny Cubino with burial at May’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek, N.C. following the service. The family received friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Thanks to all caregivers, friends, relatives, Alamance Regional/Cone Health and Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.
Condolences may be offered at: www.richand
thompson.com.

FRANCES MONICA NOLAN BOYLES
Mrs. Frances Monica Nolan Boyles, age 98, of Pittsboro, passed away Friday, May 06, 2016 at Cambridge Hills.
Mrs. Boyles was born in Manhattan, NY on May 22, 1917 to the late Charles Nolan and Alvina Gollinge Nolan. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Franklin Boyles; sister,  Rita Larson and brother Charles Nolan, Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Boyles and wife Barbara of Middletown, NY, Roger Boyles and wife Gwen of Pittsboro; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There are no services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Pittsboro Methodist Church, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com

JOHN LAWRENCE LENNOX
John Lawrence Lennox, 62, of Pittsboro, NC passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2016.
Mr. Lennox was born November 3, 1953 in Montgomery County, MD to the former Carol
Licht and the late Paul Lennox. A cabinet maker by trade, John had a passion for wood working and has made several hundred beautiful pieces over the years. He was preceded in death by his father.
In addition to his mother, John is survived by his wife, Deborah Kirschner; his daughter, Erin Dewey Lennox of California; his step-sons, Justin Tillotson of Charlotte, Morgan Tillotson of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Nancy McLendon of Pittsboro, Barbara Palermo of Pittsboro and Linda
Romans of Vermont; along with five nephews.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Susan Ripley’s home.
Arrangements are in the care of Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

CHRISTOPHERBAILEY CARROLL
Mr. Christopher BaileyCarroll, 53, passed awayFriday, May 13, 2016, at his home in Sanford.
A native of Chatham County, he was born September 11, 1962 to Janet Sparks Carroll
and the late George Bailey Carroll. Chris attended Northwood High School and was
employed with Pittsboro Label Mills. He retired from Allied Fibers as a machine inspector.
In addition to his father George B. Carroll, Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julia and James Carroll of Pittsboro and Marie Brown of Deep River.
He is survived by his mother Janet Carroll of Pittsboro; his brother, Steve Carroll and wife Sandra of Pittsboro; two nieces and two nephews of Pittsboro, one great-niece and two
great-nephews; and his dog, Max.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2016 at Chatham United
Methodist Church, located on Chatham Church Road off of 15-501. The Rev. Ray
Gooch will officiate the service.
Condolences may be made at www. donaldsonfunerals.com.

May 12, 2016

HAZEL GOINS McNEILL
Hazel Goins McNeill, 71, of Broadway, died Thursday, (05-05-2016) at her home.
The funeral was held at Holly Springs Baptist Church Sanctuary on Saturday, (05-07-2016), at 4 p.m. with Rev. Scott Yow and Rev. Jerry Parsons presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. McNeill was born on July 12, 1944 in Rockingham County to the late Harvey Goins and Martha Hickman Goins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim McNeill; a grandchild, Lynsey Wilson and a brother, Paul Goins.  She was a bookkeeper for A&P Grocery Stores for several years prior to retirement.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Lemar McNeill of the home; a daughter, Sherry Baber of Pinehurst; brothers, Mack Goins of Mamers, Maua Goins of Goldston; sister, Mickie Jo Chandler of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be
made at: www.bridges
cameron funeralhome.com.

LEONARD JOHN PETRAITIS
Mr. Leonard John Petraitis, 92, of Pittsboro, passed away Wednesday, (05-04-2016) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center.
Mr. Petraitis was born in Cook County, IL on April 3, 1924 to the late Peter Petraitis and Antonia Maleshauskas Petraitis. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Yacoe and Irina Petraitis.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Sharon, of Cambridge Hills; daughter, Nancy Wood of Pittsboro; sons, Paul Petraitis of Chicago, IL, John Petraitis of Orland Park, IL; brother, Albert Petraitis of San Deigo, CA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JOYCE NICHOLSON
Joyce Nicholson, 86, of Sanford, died Saturday,  (05-07-2016), at her daughter’s home.
Arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home                         .

May 5, 2016

MONICA DEESE WATTS
Monica Deese Watts, 47, of Ramseur died Wednesday, (04-27-2016) at her home.
The funeral will be Saturday, (04-30-2016) at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Agan officiating.
Mrs. Watts was born in Chatham County on June 18, 1968, the daughter of Ronnie and Shirley (Moore) Deese.   She was a cosmetologist, working at A Cut Above in Asheboro, a member of Brookdale Baptist Church and attended Community Baptist Church.  Monica was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Moore Deese.
Monica is survived by her husband, Keith Watts; sons, Zachary Watts and Matthew Watts, all of Ramseur; father, Ronnie and Helena Deese of Asheboro; sisters, Sonya D. Hall of Leesburg, VA, and Stacey D. Cook of Siler City.
Memorials may be made to: Randolph Cancer Center, 373 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

CHARLES S. (TUCK) GREEN III
Charles S. (Tuck) Green III died Tuesday, (04-19-2016).
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.
Dr. Green was born in Manhattan, NY on February 28, 1936 to the late Dr. Charles Stanley Green, Jr. and Virginia Faxton Bremer Green.
He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Cornell University.  He most recently worked as a docent at UNC Acklund Museum of Art. In addition, he devoted extensive time to the local United Nations Association in the area.
Dr. Green is survived by his wife Jean Balfour Green of the home.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Condolences may be made at: www.donald sonfunerals.com.

SHARON GAIL RHEW McPHERSON
Sharon Gail Rhew McPherson, 66, of Sanford died Sunday,
(05-01-2016) at Siler
City Center.
A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, (05-05-2016)at 2 p.m. at Euphronia Presbyterian Church, 169 Euphronia Church Road, Sanford, with Doug Poe officiating.
Sharon was born in Guilford County on December 22, 1949, the daughter of Newton and Ruby (Maness) Rhew.  Sharon was retired from Patriot Performance of Sanford, a certified NRA Instructor and N C Justice Department concealed firearm instructor, and a
NC hunter instructor.
She was a member of Euphronia Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gene Rhew; and a grandson, Josh Jackson.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tom McPherson; step-daughter, Tina Staples of Lexington; sons, Bo Jackson of Biscoe, Patrick McPherson of Sanford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, (05-04-2016) at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC  27344 or Junior Skeet League- SanLee Gun Club, P O Box 2544, Sanford, NC  27331.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ANDY CARTER
Andy Carter passed away on Tuesday, (04-19-2016) at Chatham Hospital.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, (04-23-2016) at 1 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City with Rev. Barry Gray officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.
Mr. Carter was born in Siler City on October 18, 1936 to the late Henrietta and Dempsey Carter. He attended Chatham County Schools and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, one sister, and a son, Anthony Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen Carter of Bowie, MD; sisters, Shirley Marsh of Bonlee and Janel Benton of Greeensboro.

  DONALD JOSEPH SCARBORO
Donald Joseph Scarboro, 54, of Vass died Friday, (04-29-2016), at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.
The funeral was held Tuesday, (05-03-2016), at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with his brother, Mitchell Scarboro officiating.  Burial followed in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Scarboro was born in Moore County to Odell Scarboro and the late Evelyn Campbell Scarboro.  He worked as a project manager for Utilities, Inc.
He is survived by his father, Odell Scarboro of Vass; and two brothers, Mitchell Ray Scarboro of Fayetteville and David Odell Scarboro of Vass.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES MICHAEL DRIGGERS ROBICHAUD
Mr. James Michael Driggers Robichaud, 24, of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-01-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, (05-04-2016), at 3 p.m. at Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Robichaud was born September 24, 1991, in Lee County, to Robert Kenneth Robichaud and Crystal Michelle Driggers Page.  He worked with construction and was a member of the N.C. National Guard.
He is survived by his father, Robert Kenneth Robichaud of Sanford; his mother, Crystal Michelle Driggers Page of Dunn; son, Robert Evan Robichaud  of Sanford; daughter, Nevaeh Kay Robichaud of Sanford; brothers, Brandon Driggers of Dunn, and Tyler Driggers of Mamers; and a sister, Chelsea Gwyn of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameron.com.

LYNTON C. WOMBLE 
Lynton Womble, 90, of 1958 West Third Street, Siler City passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lynton was born December 26, 1925, the son of Floyd Eugene and Delilah Elizabeth (Dillie) Ward Womble. He graduated from Siler City High School being in the first class to complete 12 years. Trained as a radio man he served in the Korean War. Following the war, Lynton worked for and retired from Alcatel-Lucent. He loved farming and following retirement devoted much of his time and energy to tending his cows.
Lynton was a great sportsman, a softball pitcher of great renown and not bad with the bat. A St. Louis Cardinal fan to the end, he was also an avid fan of Jordan-Matthews team sports. He had a great pleasure watching the JM girls’ softball games, attending a game this past Tuesday. In life, he led with his heart and represents unconditional love to one and all. He was a church man through and through and had a great love for Loves Creek Baptist Church and its members. Through the years, Lynton served the church as Sunday school teacher, Deacon, choir member and was always available to help in any way he could, especially helping with the men’s breakfast as chief cook. Lynton was devoted to his wife, Fay Dean until her death in 2011.
Lynton was a great story teller, had a fantastic memory and delighted family, friends, and caregivers with wonderful stories of his childhood and his life in general. He truly was a “Gentle giant” of a man, always optimistic, saw the good in everyone and was a kind of kid himself to the end.
In addition to his parents and wife, Lynton was predeceased by sisters, Leisel and Burdine Womble, Lila Brewer, Nancy Dunn, Emma Rue Yanchurak, and Mary Sue Womble (infant) and a brother, Lloyd Womble. He is survived by sisters, Irma Beal and Nadine Short, a brother-in-law Jerry Williamson (Elaine) and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Liberty Home Health and Hospice for their love and support and a very special thank you to his faithful caregivers, Faye Brooks and Regina Palmer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church with visitation at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Monday, May 2, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 E. Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344, Chatham County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program, PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or to charity of choice.
Family was at the home of Irma Beal, 401 N. Fir Avenue, Siler City, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RICKY ALAN BOSTON
Ricky Alan Boston, 54, of Pittsboro,NC passed away Sunday morning, May 1, 2016 at the Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Mr. Boston was born August 5, 1961 in Wood County, WV to the former Dottie Jones and the late James Keith Boston.  He is a 1980 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and was employed with Gregory Poole as an Industrial Air Compressor Technician. He had a passion for being outdoors, including hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycles.
In addition to his father, Ricky was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul Edward Jones.
He is survived by his mother, Dottie Jones Henderson and step-father, Ramsey Henderson of Pittsboro; his sisters, Kris Null (Tim) of Washington, WV and Terrie Jude of Parkersburg, WV; his grandmother, Bernice Jones of Parkersburg; his aunt, Dianna Eaton (Dan) of Mineral Wells, WV; his uncle, Jerry Jones of Parkersburg; his nephews, Brandon Null (Jodi) and R. J. Jude; his nieces, Lindsey Jude and Mindi Anderson; his great-nephew, Kayden Jude; his great-niece, Kinli Bower; along with several cousins and his very special friends, Tina Salyards, her son, Nick and Miss Anita Dry.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2016 at New Salem Baptist Church in Pittsboro, with the Rev. Chris Gambos officiating.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are in the care of Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. Condolences may be made at wwwdonaldsonfunerals.com.

MARY ANGELYN (ANGIE) HOLLAND  
Mary Angelyn (Angie) Holland of Pittsboro, NC passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  She was surrounded by family and friends.
Angie is survived by her sister, Patsy Webb of Pittsboro, NC; her daughter and grandson in spirit and heart, Debbie and Alex McGeath of North Richland Hills, TX; her nephew, Kenneth Lyons of Kaufman, TX; her nephew, Dennis Webb of North Myrtle Beach, SC; her niece, Amanda Taylor of Pittsboro, NC.  She is also survived by three great-nieces and five great- nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Winnie Holland of Crossett, AR; her sister, Christine Lyons of Crossett, AR; her niece, Kathy Lyons, niece Terry Brooks and nephew Tony Lyons.
Angie was born February 17, 1926 in Mer Rouge, LA and grew up in Crossett, AR. After high school, she worked for the Crossett Company until she moved to Dallas, TX to work for American Airlines.  She worked there for 37 years before retiring at the age of 70.  She moved to North Carolina in 2012 to live with her sister Patsy.
Angie was a 45 year breast cancer survivor and a supporter of the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She was a Christian and an active member of the church her entire life. Angie was known to have a ready smile and quick wit. She will be remembered for her loving spirit and her faith in God.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Hanks Chapel Church in Pittsboro.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

JAMES CECIL PENDERGRAPH, JR.
James Cecil Pender-graph, Jr., age 70, of Cary, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Rex Hospital in Cary.
Mr. Pendergraph was born in Durham County, on November 13, 1945 to Elinor Grey Denson Pendergraph and the late James Cecil Pendergraph.
In addition to his father,   he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Melvin and a brother-in-law, Michael Heiderman.
Mr. Pendergraph is survived by his significant other, Brenda Allen of the home; two brothers, Millard Pendergraph and wife Fran of Pittsboro, Michael Pendergraph and wife Susan of Milton, NC; and two sisters, Patricia Heiderman of New Hill, and Cynthia Dawn Rogers and husband Greg of South Carolina.
There are no services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

MARY FRANCES RUMLEY IVEY
Mrs. Mary Frances Rumley Ivey, of Sumter, SC, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the ageof 94.
Mary was born to parents Harrison Weaver and Bessie Victoria Voss Rumbley on March 16, 1922 in Stokesdale, NC. She grew up as the eldest of five children and graduated from Guilford High School. She met Thomas Edison (Ed) Ivey at a taffy pulling party and married him on October 1,
1942 in Spartanburg, SC. They were married for67 years. Ed joined the Air Force and they traveled extensively, living in Japan, Morocco, Germany, and various assignments in the United States.
They retired in Hampton, VA where they livedfor 30 years. They moved to Sumter, SC in 2005.  Mary was a champion bingo player, an avid golferand bowler into her 80’s and active in the Officer’s Wives Club.
Mary is survived by her son, David Jackson Ivey(Lea Lea) of Oxford, NC; daughter, Linda Ivey Foshee (Randy) of Simpsonville, SC; daughter Gail Ivey Harris (Harry) of Sumter, SC; sevengrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth Rumbley (Patsy) of Summerfield, NC; sister Jeanne Rumbley Knight ( Bill) ofStokesdale, NC; sister, GaynelleRumbley Knight (Louis) of Summerfield, NC; and a sister-in- law,Joan Ivey Tillman of Siler City, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. (USAF Ret.) Thomas E. Ivey.
Memorial contri-butions can be made to Alice Drive Baptist Church, Sumter, SC or your favoritecharity.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com.
A memorial service and burial will be inArlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of arrangements (803) 775-9386.

April 28, 2016

   JERALD G. MOHAGEN
Mr. Jerald G. Mohagen, 84, of Stanley, died Monday, (04-18-2016) at his residence.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (04-23-2016) at Calvary Baptist Church in Carthage, with Rev. Dr. Bill Cooper officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, with full Military Honors provided by The Randolph County Honor Guard.
Jerald was born in Grafton, N.D. in 1932, son of the late Irving A. Mohagen and Synneva Gunderson. He served several years in the Merchant Marines prior to serving in the U.S. Army Airborne. He later had a career in retail sales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley K. Mohagen, a sister, Gail E. Sutton and his wife of 59 years, Mary Mohagen.
He is survived by a son, Franklin H. Lackey of Stanley; a daughter, Scarlett L. Chanter of Stanley;  sisters, Roberta M. Cooy of Loveland, CO, Linda Jane Mohagen of Quincy, CA; a brother, Thomas I. Mohagen of Yakima, WA; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place,   Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

LONNIE CLINTON RHONE
Mr. Lonnie Clinton Rhone, 77, of Pittsboro passed away Monday, (04-18-2016) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, (04-22-2016) at Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church, Pittsboro.
Mr. Rhone was born May 31, 1938 in Pittsboro to the late Emma Rhone and Lonnie Harris. He was a member of Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church and a graduate of Horton High School. He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Sr., David Lewis, Joseph Louis, Wiley Melvin; sisters, Helen, Ella and Mary.
Survivors include his wife, Rev. Phyllis Rhone; children, Lonnette Renee Rhone, Kathy Rhone, Andrea Perry, Jennifer Dowdy, Mack Cameron, Stacey Cameron; 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; brother, Walter and sisters, Rose, Rosa and Pearl.

JEFFREY LOUIS VENRICK
Jeffrey Louis Venrick, 55, of Cameron, died Tuesday, (04-19-2016), at his home.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (04-24-2016) at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Rector Melanie Mudge officiating.  Burial will follow in Rocky Fork Church Cemetery with Rev. Vanya Mullinax presiding at the graveside.
Mr. Venrick was born on September 18, 1960, in Lee County.  He worked as a manager for Hancock Sand Company and served his country in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division.  He was an Eagle Scout and held a black belt in karate.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Karl and Nora Venrick and Hal and Frances Hancock.
He is survived by his parents, Wallace Edwin Venrick of Center Hill, FL and Phyllis Hancock Venrick of Sanford; sons, Austin Jeffrey Venrick of Hickory, Kyle Louis Venrick of Chapel Hill, Cody Wallace Venrick of the home; sisters, Malissa Venrick Holder and Rebecca Venrick Thompson, both of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

CLIFTON BRYANT AYERS
Clifton Bryant Ayers, 74, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (04-19-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was held Friday, (04-22-2016) at  2 p.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. David Boroughs and Rev. Wayne O’Quinn officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Ayers was born on February 14, 1942, in Lee County, to the late Henry Kiser Ayers and Florence McGehee Ayers.  He worked at the NC Dept. of Corrections prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Douglas Ayers of the home; sons, Darryll Ayers of Hartsville, SC, Brian Ayers of Sanford, and Sammy O’Quinn of Cameron; daughters, Carol Oakley of Cameron, Deborah Matthews  of Sanford; brothers, Carl Ayers and Clayton Ayers, both of Sanford; sisters, Judy Vick and Linda Parker, both of Sanford; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LARRY EUGENE HEADEN
Mr. Larry Eugene Headen, 64 of Goldston, passed on Saturday, (04-23-2016) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services will be held at  1 p.m., Thursday, (04-28-2016) at St. Luke United Church of Christ,  with no wake.
Mr. Headen was born November 9, 1951. He
worked at PCC Airfoils for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, where he served at a trustee and substitute Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include his
wife, Melvina Barrett Headen; his mother, Arzelia Headen; daughter, Susan Berry Dorsett; sons, Cecil Rives, Tony Headen, Yul Hanner; stepson, Ivan Barrett; stepdaughter, Beverly Berryman; sisters, Myron Jones, Michelle Palmer; and eleven grandchildren.

MAX GILLILAND COTTEN
Mr. Max Gilliland Cotten, 86, passed away Friday (04-22-2016), at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Asbury UMC, 805 Asbury Church Road, Sanford, on Sunday, (05-15-2016) with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.
Mr. Cotten was born November 7, 1929 in Chatham County, to the late Lessie Ernest Cotten and Mary Ila Waddell Cotten. Mr. Cotten was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army.  He was an elementary school teacher and middle school principal in Goldston.  Mr. Cotten retired as Assistant Superintendent of the Chatham County School System.  He also served as a Commissioner on the Town Board of Pittsboro, was a member of the Pittsboro Lions Club and a member of the VFW, Joe Wagner Post-7313 in Pittsboro.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wesley Cotten, L.E. Cotten, Cevie Cotten; and two sisters Martha Ernestine Hackney and Christine Sanders.
Mr. Cotten is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Barber of Moncure.
Max’s wishes were for donations to be made to The VFW, Joe Wagner Post 7313, P.O. Box 1775, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may  be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by: Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

MAX DEAN
Max Dean, 87, of Sanford died, Sunday, (04-24-2016), at Peak Resources in Carthage.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, (04-28-2016), at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Foley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Mr. Dean was born on October 8, 1928, in Harnett County, to the late Jesse David and Lura Matthews Dean.  He worked as a farmer for many years and owned several businesses in Wake County.   Max was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathryn Dean; sisters and brothers, Ellis Dean, Robert Dean, Alta Jacobs, Josephine Ottaway, Elsie Olive and Nealie Campbell.
He is survived by his children, sons, Tony Dean of Sanford, Max “Junior” Dean, Jr. of Southern Pines; daughters, Terrie Everette of Cameron, Teresa Coore of Sanford; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday (04-27-2016) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be
made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL DONALD CARLYLE
Michael Donald Carlyle, 64, of Cameron died Sunday, (04-24-2016), at FirstHealth Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral service was held at  4 p.m. Wednesday at Lemon Springs Baptist with Rev. Andy Foley officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Carlyle was born in Moore County to the late Escar Carlyle and Bernice McDonald Carlyle.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Carlyle.  He worked as a material specialist at Pentair pool products.
He is survived by his wife, Aline Ayers Carlyle of the home; a son, Christopher Michael Carlyle of Cameron; a daughter, Jessica Carlyle Perdue of Havelock; brothers, Johnny Carlyle of Sanford, Carlton Carlyle of Southern Pines and Freddie Carlyle of Cameron; sisters, Linda Cole and Betty Jones both of Sanford; and one grandchild.
The family received friends Wednesday, (04-27-2016), from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lemon Springs Baptist Church.
Condolences may be made at : www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

CARL CAMP “Yak” SMITH
Carl Camp “Yak’ Smith, 78, of Siler City passed away on Tuesday, (04-26-2016) at his home.
Mr. Smith was born in Chatham County on June 30, 1937, the son of Vance and Alice (Quakenbush) Smith.  He was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing after more than 30 years of service as a fixer and maintenance worker.  He had also worked for more than 12 years in maintenance with UNC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth (Johnson) Smith; daughter, Linda S. Montgomery of Asheboro; son, Carl Vance Smith of Siler City; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bobbie Lucas of Siler City.
The family will receive friends Saturday, (04-30-2016) from 2 to 6 p.m. at the family home, 2501 Mt Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mount Vernon-Huckory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC  27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

ROBIE ELON PHILLIPS, JR.
Robie Elon Phillips, Jr., 85, of Eden Hills Road, Siler City died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.
Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on June 24, 1930, the son of Robie Elon Phillips, Sr. and Alice Verna (Hall) Phillips.  Robie was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Men’s Adult Sunday School Class, a former Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.   He worked for many years in High Point at Heirloom Furniture Company as an upholsterer.
Robie was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene Brooks Phillips; his parents and a sister, Joyce Phillips Leonard.
He is survived by one daughter, Connie Phillips Gee and husband, Henry of Siler City; grandchildren, Brad Gee and wife, Stephanie, Allison Poremba and husband, Todd, Ashley Allred and husband, Michael, Natalie Gee; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Tyler Gee, Caden, Maddox and Bryce Poremba; two brothers: Glenn Phillips of Goldsboro, Greg Phillips and wife, Judy of North Myrtle Beach, SC.
The family received friends Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at the family home. The funeral was held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Glenn Phillips, Jr. officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church Decorating Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CARLIE RAY BAKER (RAY)
January 23, 1948 –  April 20, 2016
Ray Baker, 68, of Piedmont, S.C., formerly of Siler City, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Whitt, his mother, Katie Johnson, his father, Hubert Baker, sister, Edna White and brother, James Baker.
He is survived by special friend and caregiver, Juanita Thomas of Piedmont, S.C.; sisters, Eva Fox of Siler City; Margaret Wilson of Beckley, W. Va.; brothers, Jerry Baker of Holly Springs, N.C.; step-daughter, Penny Hardy of Winder, Ga.; step-sons, Ronnie Wallace of Monroe, Ga., Donnie Wallace, Bear Creek, N.C. and Randy Whitt of Silk Hope, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Piedmont, S.C. with Pastor Mike Johnson, officiating.
Palmetto Mortuary in Greenville, S.C. is assisting the family.

PAUL JAMES SBROLLINI
Paul James Sbrollini, age 75, of Pittsboro, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at UNC Hospitals. Paul was a physical education teacher and coach for 33 years at Spring Valley High School in Spring Valley, NY.
Mr. Sbrollini was born in Westchester County, NY on June 15, 1940 to the late Aldo Sbrollini and Pierina Messersi Sbrollini.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Rebecca Schwartz Sbrollini of the home; two daughters, Karen Sbrollini Heilman and husband Newt of Chapel Hill, Lauren Sbrollini Macaluso and husband Vincent of Douglaston, NY, twin brother, Peter Sbrollini and wife Marilyn of Waverly, GA; and grandchildren, Rebecca Grace Heilman, Sara Shea Heilman, Abigail Rose Macaluso, and Vincent Paul Macaluso.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10 A.M. at The Chapin Auditorium at Galloway Ridge.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to The Northwood High School Boosters, Friends, and Alumni Association. 310 Northwood High School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.  Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

JAMES “Joe” FREEMAN COOK
Mr. James “Joe” Freeman Cook, 79, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away at UNC Hospital Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016.
Mr. Cook was born in Chatham County to the late Arlie Colon Cook and Clatie Woody Cook. He was a Poultry Superintendent for Townsends, Inc.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Hinsley Cook.
Survivors include his son, Brad Cook and wife, Tabitha of Pittsboro; his three grandsons, Brandon Cook, Ethan Cook and Aaron Cook; along with numerous other family members and friends.
A service to celebrate Mr. Cook’s Life was held at  2 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Donaldson Funeral Home, 396 West St., Pittsboro, NC 27312, with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.
The family received guests immediately following the service.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldson funerals.com. Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

MARION MARTIN CORNETT
With her beloved children by her side, Marion Jane Cornett passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
She is predeceased by her parents, Mike and Helen Martin, her husband Grady H. Cornett, Jr., and her daughter Faith Cornett.  Marion was born January 29, 1927 in Endicott, New York.  She raised her family in Vestal, New York, then moved to North Carolina where she worked for Wachovia Bank as a personnel manager before retiring in Siler City.    Marion was the treasured wife of 68 years to her husband, Grady; the cherished mother of children Karen Cornett, Faith Cornett, Sheila Cohen (Barry), Dawn Cornett, and Grady (Deanna) Cornett; the loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Marion devoted her life to loving, supporting and caring for her family.  She also loved the church and was active in United Methodist Women.  Marion enjoyed playing cards, playing the organ, singing and listening to music.  She was a talented knitter and crocheter and she loved making afghans for family and friends.  Marion and her husband were avid RV campers who spent over 45 years camping across the United States.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be in Endicott, NY.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC  27344 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, North Carolina 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

April 21, 2016

ABIGAIL LOUISE MABE
Abigail Louise Mabe, 39, of Robbins,  passed away (03-10-2016) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (04-16-2016) at High Falls United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Mabe was born July 3, 1976 in Greensboro, the daughter of Roy Mabe and Orpha Price. She attended North Moore High School and Sandhills Community College.
She is survived by her daughter, Madeline, of the home; mother and step-father, Orpha Price Fox and Louis Fox of High Falls, father and step-mother, Roy E. Mabe and Suzan Mabe of Randleman; sister, Sydney Mabe of Randleman; step-sister, Sheryl Nichols of Randleman; step-brother, Christian Nicholas of Greensboro,
The family requests that donations be made in Abigail’s memory to Animal Advocates of Moore County   P.O. Box 3399,     Pinehurst, N.C.  2837.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

LOIS MORGAN SPAIN
Mrs. Lois Morgan Spain, 96, of Siler City, formerly of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, (04-06-2016) at Siler City Center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lois was born in Granville County, in 1919, daughter of the late N.E. Morgan and Annie Woody. She retired from Chatham Mills after 40 years of service.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Spain, and sister, Lottie Lee Overton.
There are no immediate
survivors.
Condolences may be offered online at:www.joycebradychapel.com.

NAOMI JEWEL RITTER
Naomi Jewel Ritter, 80, of Siler City died Sunday, (04-17-2016) at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Ritter was born in Randolph County on April 7, 1936, the daughter of Raymond John and Jewel Elizabeth (Wright) Ritter.  Naomi was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn R. Speight of Siler City;
one sister, Rebecca R. Langley of Siler City; five brothers: Calvin Ritter, Johnnie Ritter, Eugene Ritter, Randell Ritter, David Ritter, all of Siler City; and one granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, (04-24-2016) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Noah Albarez and Rev. Mark Klass officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

MYRTIE GARNER HUSSEY
Myrtie Garner Hussey, 85, of  Seagrove, died Tuesday, (04-19-2016)at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (04-21-2016), at Riverside Baptist Church, Seagrove, with  Rev. Kenneth Bouldin, Rev. Gerald Hussey, and Mr. Bennie Hussey officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Myrtie was a native of Randolph County, having worked at Millikan’s in Robbins and then working thirty-nine years at Ramtex in Ramseur. She was a faithful member of Riverside Baptist Church with fifty-three years perfect attendance, and she was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Hussey, parents, Q. O. “Bid” and Sarah Williamson Garner, brothers, Lennie, Robert, Curtis, Eli, Eugene, and Edgar Garner, sisters, Mattie G. Hussey, Nettie G. Hussey, and Maie G. Ritter.
Surviving is a son, Ricky Hussey of the home.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur and other times at the residence.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8123 Riverside Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.

SANDRA KAY WHITE
Sandra Kay White, 65, of Sanford died Wednes-day (04-13-2016) at her home.
There are no services planned at this time.
Ms. White was born in Lee County on January 30, 1951 to the late Thomas White and Margaret Dennis White.
She is survived by son David Pendergraph of Sanford; daughter, Kara Thomas of Sanford; brothers, Gerald White of Pittsboro, Larry White of Cameron; four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

  OPAL SHEETS WICKER
Mrs. Opal Sheets Wicker, 83 years old, of Siler City passed away on the morning of April 12, 2016.   Opal was a resident of Siler City Care and Rehab for eight years.  She lost her short battle with cancer at Beacon Place Hospice House attended by her family.
Opal was born on July 3, 1932 in Glendale Springs, NC.  She was the youngest child of the late Claude and Rosa Lee Sheets.  She is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Elvin Henry Wicker.  Also preceding her in death are her brothers, Iredell, Hobart, Milton, Claude, Jr., and Henry “Settle” Sheets; as well as her sisters Agnes Crepps and Mabel Garner.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Sandi and husband Ronnie Caudle of McLeansville and Sharon and husband Ricky Brafford of Siler City.  Opal has four grandchildren, Tori C. Winegarner and husband Adam of Greensboro, Kimberly Caudle of Greensboro and fiance’ Rusty Hedrick of Thomasville, Andrew and Kisha Brafford of Liberty, and Daniel and Brittany Brafford of Asheboro.  Her great-grandchildren are Jason Brafford, Lennon Winegarner and Lydia Brafford.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Opal was a member of West End United Methodist for over 60 years where she was a member of the church choir and held numerous other offices in the church.  She was a member of the Siler City Garden Club, enjoyed baking and all arts and crafts.  While a resident of Siler City Center she was active in all their activities, especially Bingo.
The family received friends Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. at West End United Methodist Church, 1104 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Beacon Place Hospice of Greensboro or West End United Methodist Church, P O Box 1017, Siler City, NC 27344.

LOUISE IVEY WOMBLE

Louise Ivey Womble, 100, of Siler City died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Coventry House.
Mrs. Womble was born in Chatham County on October 2, 1915, the daughter of William Preston and Minnie (Sizemore) Ivey.  Louise was the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Siler City, a charter member of the Dig ‘N Dream Garden Club and had been employed by A. J. Schneierson & Sons.  She enjoyed cooking and all crafts, especially making Christmas ornaments which she shared with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Robert Womble; son-in-law, John Henry Tripp; her parents; brother, William Harold Ivey and wife, Louise; sisters, Mary Frances Ivey Smith and husband, Herbert and Christeen Ivey Norman and husband, Clark.
Louise is survived by one daughter, Jane Womble Tripp of Siler City; one son, Robert Ivey Womble and wife, Lisa of Sheridan, WY; grandson, Todd Womble of Ramseur; sisters-in-law, Irma Womble Beal and Nadine Womble Short of Siler City; brother-in-law, Lynton C. Womble of Siler City;  and Joan Ivey Tillman of Siler City.
The family received friends Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 North 2nd Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home.
The funeral was held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 314 North 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

SARAH FRANCES CARROL POST
Sarah Frances Carroll Post, age 83, of Pittsboro,
died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley.
Ms. Post was born in Chatham County, on
October 12, 1932 to the late James Carroll and
Julia Roberson Carroll. In addition to her parents,
she was also preceded in death by son, Marvin B.
“Butch” Post, Jr., brothers, Paul Carroll, George
Carroll, Larry Carroll, and sister, Nancy Curtis.
Surviving relatives include son, James D.
“Danny” Post and wife Jolene of Phenix City, AL;
two daughters, Carla P. Pasi of Raleigh, Audrey E.
Post of Tallahassee, FL; daughter-in-law, Wanda
Post of Tallahassee, FL, four grandchildren, two
step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and
two step-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Friday, April 15,
2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home
& Cremation in Pittsboro. A graveside service was
held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Emmaus
Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Steve Moore
and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff of
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living and Hillcrest
Raleigh at Crabtree Valley for their compassionate
care shown to Ms. Post.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that
donations be made to the American Cancer
Society, 8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC
27615.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

ZAFER JULIAN ESTILL
1996 – 2016
PITTSBORO – Tami Schwerin and Lyle Estill, of Moncure, have lost their son, Zafer, affectionately known to many as simply “Z”.
Zafer was a traveler, an explorer, and an avid tennis player who loved to skateboard, hike, kayak, and follow his favorite sports teams.  He loved water sports of every description, from water skiing to raft building to surfing—and everything water based in between.  Z was a dedicated skier, who loved back-country runs.  When not shredding powder, he studied business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He loved fashion, and fine things, and worked a wide number of jobs, from archaeological surveying to carpentry to sustain his high-flying lifestyle.  He was active in business, selling his own brand of hemp t-shirts, and firewood, and investing in the stock market.  Zafer was a graduate of Northwood High School in Pittsboro, where he wrestled, ran cross-country, and led the tennis team.
Zafer died peacefully in his home in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday, April 14th from heroin, four months before his twentieth birthday.
He is survived by his younger brother Arlo; sisters Kaitlin and Jessalyn; and brother-in-law Dan Kiesa.  As siblings the four are extremely close, sharing many laughs and wild adventures together.
Zafer was the grandson of Anne and Ed Schwerin, of Raleigh, NC, and Ann and Don Estill of Guelph, Ontario.  He was the nephew of Michael Schwerin, Jim, Glen and Mark Estill.
The family is devastated by Zafer’s sudden and unexpected death.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23rd at the Plant, 220 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro with a reception.  Following the service, everyone is invited to follow in the funeral procession to the graveside ceremony located at 4435 Moncure Pittsboro Road.  Zafer will be buried in the woods of Chatham County that he so loved.
Z was not a big fan of flowers, but he was actively engaged in Abundance, NC, which has established a fund in his name.
Those interested in attending the service are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. Zafer would appreciate anyone who would bring “their best shoe game”.
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Estill family.  You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

LORENE WILKIE ROUTH
Lorene Wilkie Routh, 94, of Bonlee, NC died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mrs. Routh was born in Chatham County on September 14, 1921, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Martha (Blalock) Wilkie. She was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. Lorene enjoyed doing many hand crafts, traveling, cooking and accounting. She worked as the secretary at Chatham Central High School, and as a bookkeeper at the Gray House, Shoffner’s Building Supply Company and Spence Lumber Company. Later in life she enjoyed assisting at the Bonlee Post Office.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet R. Johnson and husband, Richard of Winterville, NC, Nancy R. Selken and husband, Robert of Tallahassee, FL; granddaughter, Logan Johnson of Winterville, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Routh was preceded in death by her husband, C. C. Routh, Jr., her parents and nine siblings.
The family received friends Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church, 25 Al Davis Road, Bonlee, with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. Burial followed in Hope Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her honor be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220; or to Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 75, Bonlee, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EARL TALMADGE SNIDER
Earl    Talmadge Snider, 78, of  Greensboro passed away April 12, 2016.
The eldest son of the late Virgil and Swannie Snider, he was born and raised in Siler City during a time when baseball was king and the crack of the bat was a siren call beckoning throngs of spectators on warm evenings. This same call sparked his life-long love  of sports. His team was the Brooklyn Dodgers and he greatly admired his older cousins, Bill and Earl Snider (both deceased) who played semi-professional ball.
His siblings knew him best as an entrepreneur of sorts, always steadfast in his opinions – especially regarding his beloved Duke Blue Devils. But all knew him as being most proud of his 30-year career as meat market manager with Lowe’s Foods.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Roger Snider and Nadine Snider Brady.
Survivors include three siblings, Tom Snider of Manteo, Linda Snider Marsh of Siler City, Jerry Snider of Pineville, and nine nieces and nephews.
Also surviving is special friend, Christine Cheek, God-daughter Pamela Cheek and two God-children, Iris Cheek and Seveon Cheek, who loved and adored him, along with a neighbor, Vetia Bennett.
A memorial service will be held at the Siler City First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating, followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall.

April 14, 2016

OPAL SHEETS  WICKER
Opal Sheets Wicker died Tuesday, (04-12-2016).
Arrangements are incomplete at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.

EARL TALMADGE SNIDER
Earl Talmadge Smider, 78, of Greensboro, formerly of Siler City died Tuesday, (04-12-2006).
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

MARY SALLEY McCOOK
Mary Salley McCook, 94 of Chapel Hill died Thursday, (04-07-2016)..
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cremation Society NC in Raleigh.
www.CremationSociety
NC.com

CYMONA YURI PAIGE
Ms. Cymona Yuri Paige, 29, of Siler City died Sunday, April 3 at home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (04-09-2016)at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel Church with Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her mother and step-father, Eunice and Douglas Fuller of Siler City; father Edward Paige of Siler City; sisters, Denisha Fuller, Tania Fuller, both of Siler City and brother, Douglas (DJ) Fuller of Siler City.

CONNOR NEAL OATES
Wilmington – Connor Neal Oates, infant son of Krissy Henderson and Chris Oates, died Saturday, (04-02-2016) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, (04-08-2016), at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bear Creek, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.
He is survived by his parents, Chris Oates and Krissy Henderson of Wilmington; twin brother, Logan Christopher Oates of the home; maternal grandmother, Wendy Robbins of Lillington, maternal grandfather, Donnie Henderson of Charlotte,  paternal grandparents, Mike and Beth Oates of Greensboro,
Online condolences may be offered at: www.joycebradychapel.com .

JOHN LOUIS  HERGENROEDER
Mr. John Louis Hergenroeder, 96, of Sanford, died Saturday, (04-09-2016), at his residence.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, (04-12-2016), at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Sanford,  with Father Robert Ippilito officiating.  Burial followed at the St. Stephen Catholic Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hergenroeder was born January 11, 1920, in Allegheny County, PA to the late Sylvester Hergenroeder and Clara Roose Hergenroeder.  He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Meny Hergenroeder and a grandson, Forrest Fields.
He is survived by a son, John Louis Hergenroeder, Jr. of Apex; daughters, Barbara H. Haughey of West End, Cheryl H. Fields of Greensboro; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MARVALEE  DOUGLAS GADDY
Marvalee Douglas Gaddy, 78, of Cameron, died Thursday, (04-07-2016), at her home.
The funeral was held Sunday, (04-10-2016) at Mt. Pleasant Church at  4 p.m. with Rev. John Brown officiating.  Burial followed in the Johnson Grove cemetery in Vass.
Mrs. Gaddy was born on October 21, 1937, in Harnett County, to the late Wade Douglas and Kizzie McAuley Douglas. She was also preceded in death by her husband Eddie “Coon” Gaddy.  She was a homemaker and worked in production in the making of water faucets.
Surviving relatives include her son, Wendell Gaddy of Cameron; daughters, Jeanne Fannin of Cameron, Patricia Hickman of Sanford; brother, Thomas Douglas of Sanford; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

RACHEL LAMBE BROWN CHEEK
Rachel Lambe Brown Cheek, 88, of Staley died Monday, (04-11-2016) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
The funeral will be Thursday, (04-14-2016)at 2 p.m. at Grace Community Fellowship Baptist Church, with Rev. Shaun Greene and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery, Bennett.
Mrs. Cheek was born in Chatham County on March 8, 1928, the daughter of Clyce and Maude (Huckabee) Lambe.   She was employed as a folder at Asheboro Hosiery for over 25 years.  Rachel was a member of Grace Community Fellowship Baptist Church where she was a member of the Young At Heart Sunday School Class and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Rachel was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilborn Brown, Charles Cheek; her parents, and sisters, Margaret Flippin, Lucille Cecil, Ruth Lambe; and step-mother, Austia Lambe.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Manning of Staley; sons, Gary Brown, Randy Brown, Hugh Brown all of Bear Creek; step-sister, Doris Hatfield of Bear Creek; six grandsons, two step-granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grand-daughter.
The family received friends Wednesday, (04-13-2016) from7 to 9 p.m.at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, and other times at the home of the daughter, Linda Manning.
Memorials may be made to Grace Community Fellowship Baptist Church, 7500 US Hwy 64, Ramseur.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CLETUS ALEXANDER STEVENS
Cletus Alexander Stevens, 74, of Siler City died Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Mr. Stevens was born in Alamance County on May 1, 1941, the son of Roland Lee and Esbie Elizabeth (Scotton) Stevens.   Cletus was a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting and retired from Ramtex where he had worked as a supply clerk.  His favorite pastimes were times spent with family and fishing.
Cletus was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jerry Ross and Randall Lee Stevens.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Fuquay) Stevens; daughter, Patty Stevens Brooks and husband Scott of Bear Creek; son, Jeffrey Lynn Stevens and wife Rhonda of Ramseur; grandchildren, Melissa Dech of Burlington, Tyler Stevens and wife Rachel of Ramseur, Joshua Brooks and wife Jessica of Siler City, Matthew Brooks of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, Serinity Jewel Stevens and Jeffrey Colton Stevens.
The family received friends Monday, April 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting, 1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City with Kevin Rollins and Ken Spivey officiating.  Burial followed in the church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Plainfield Friends Meeting, 1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344; or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RONALD LEE MOON
Ronald Lee Moon, 77, of Holman Mill Road, Snow Camp died Friday, April 8, 2016.
Mr. Moon was born in Alamance County on February 28, 1939, the son of Homard and Pheobe (Lindley) Moon.  He was a lifelong member of South Fork Friends Meeting and a retired dairy and poultry farmer.  Ronnie played baseball and basketball at Sylvan High School and church league softball and basketball for many years.  He enjoyed NASCAR, hunting and outdoor sports.  In later years, he enjoyed times spent watching his grandchildren play softball, baseball, basketball, football, racing and dancing.  Ronnie “Pops” attended as many events as possible.  He also spent time visiting with sick friends and acquaintances.
Ronnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie M. Hudson; grandson, Aaron Hudson; his parents; son-in-law, Jamie Harris; and a brother-in-law, William Murchison.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hazel (Lindley) Moon; two daughters, Donna G. Moon, Gina M. Causey and husband Gary; one son, Stephen L. Moon and wife Kris, all of Snow Camp; one sister, Nancy Murchison of Snow Camp; grandchildren, Brandon Andrew, Mikaela Hudson, Macy and Camryn Moon, Heath, Hunter, Huston and Summer Causey.
The family received friends Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Andrew Needham officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends Meeting.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.
pughfuneralhome.com.

WENDY CAROL JOHNSON
Wendy Carol Johnson, 54, was born in Chapel Hill, NC on July 15, 1961 and passed away in Wilmington, NC on February 22, 2016.
Wendy had a servant’s heart with a benevolent spirit. She treasured her family and friends and was generous to the end. Early on, she was a manager of Butterfields and Athletic World, then spent years ministering to the terminally ill. Wendy had a zest for life—full of music and laughter, and oh how she loved to sing! She is beloved and will always be in our hearts.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Derek J. Santjer, Hampstead, NC and her siblings: Ladd A. Johnson, Albuquerque, NM; Debra J. Clements, Franklin, TN; John B. Johnson, Lufkin,Texas; Jackie J. Albritton, Connelly Springs, NC; Jeanie J. Williams, Clarksville, VA; Ray J. Johnson, Morganton, NC; Ronnie T. Johnson, Henderson, NC; Eugene A. Johnson, Jr., (Gene), Pinehurst, NC.
Wendy will be buried with her mother and father, Mary Ellen Kelley Johnson and Eugene A. Johnson, Sr. at Chatham Church, Chatham Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 in a private, family memorial service.
Donations can be made to Chatham Church in Wendy’s honor. Please specify for “new sound system fund.”
The Johnson family remembers with great fondness the community of Pittsboro and is grateful beyond measure for your impact on our lives. Our hearts will always be rooted in the love and support we experienced there.

April 7, 2016

DANNY LAMAR PROCTOR   
Danny Lamar Proctor, 59, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, (03-29-2016) at Frye Regional Medical Center.
A Catholic Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m., Friday, (04-01-2016) at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father Larry LoMonaco officiating.
Born October 15, 1956 in York County, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde Pinkney Proctor and Carie Odell Brooks Proctor.  A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, he served in the US Army for 10 years and worked in the textile industry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sammy Proctor.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Susan Proctor of the home; daughters, Karissa Proctor Vincent and Kara Proctor; step-daughter, Lorie Teague; three grandchildren; and sister, Teresa Summers.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 921 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.

LINDELL DAN  GRAHAM
Mr. Lindell Dan Graham, 76, of Sanford,  died Tuesday, (03-29-2016).
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday (03-31-2016) at Sanford Chapel with Mr. Dennis Petry officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
Mr. Graham was born April 7, 1939, to the late Daniel Clifton Graham and Eula Belle Cameron Graham.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Marie Graham Kay.  He was the owner and operator of Town & Country Laundry Mat.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Kelly Graham; son, Kelly Dan Graham of Chicago, IL; daughter, Pamela Marie Graham Moore of Sanford; brother, Quinton Graham of Sanford; sisters, Joan Ann Lunsford of Raeford; one granddaughter, and a great grandson.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS EARL DARR
Thomas Earl Darr, 63, of Sanford died Tuesday, (03-29-2016), at First Health Hospice House.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (04-02-2016) at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church cemetery with Pastor Ray Campbell  officiating.
He was born in Fort Benning, GA on June 26, 1952 to Kenneth Darr and Mary Louise Wooten Darr McCleney.  He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Homer McCleney.  Thomas served our country in the United States Army and worked at Lee Sporting Goods.  In later years, he worked as a security guard.
He is survived by his  wife, Janet Bright Darr; mother Mary Darr McCleney; and brother Roger Darr, all of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 4460 Lobelia Road, Vass, NC 28394.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BARRY NELSON McCOY
Barry Nelson McCoy, 64, of New Hill, passed away Sunday, (03-27-2016)in Salisbury.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Patrick Sterling.  He is survived by his father, Paul Bland McCoy of New Hill; a brother, Donald Patrick McCoy of Boone, and a sister, Paula McCoy Schaefer of Crumpler.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MAE BEAL JONES
Mrs. Mae Beal Jones, 70, of Pittsboro, passed away Wednesday, (03-30-2016).
Funeral was at 3 p.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Sanders presiding. Burial followed at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery.
A native of Chatham County, Mae was born on March 6, 1946 to the late Walter Beal and Kate Foushee Beal. She worked at Kaiser-Roth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Walter and Henry Beal.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Robert Jones, of the home; sons, Earl Jones of Staley, Mark Jones of the home; daughters, Loretta Brady of Asheboro, Marie Norbeck of Bear Creek; brother, Lonnie Beal of Bear Creek; sisters, Ethel Collins of Carthage, Kate Jones of Siler City; and eight grandchildren,
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3903 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.

THOMAS FREDERICK BROUSE
Thomas Frederick Brouse, 87, of Sanford,  died Saturday, (04-02-2016), at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The family will receive friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Saturday, (04-09-2016), from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be held following at Zion Christian Church Cemetery at 1 p.m.  with full military honors being rendered.
A native of Akron, Ohio, he retired from the US Army after twenty years of service.  He served in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.  Mr. Brouse was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the First Cavalry Division Association. He graduated from Columbia College, SC and served as a Field Representative with the Social Security Administration.  He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ where he served on the Board of Deacons.  Mr. Brouse was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Ann Nance.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Frances and a grandson, both of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church General Fund, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC  27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
funeralhome.com.

MAY VIOLET  LEONARD LEIBE
May Violet Leonard Leibe, 99, of Goldston, formally of Quakertown, PA, died Saturday, (04-02-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
No services are planned at this time.
She was born on December 8, 1916, in Essex County, NJ, to the late Anthony Leonard and Lizzie Leonard.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Herbert and Arthur Leonard; a step-brother, Charles Luffman and sisters, Nan Gallitelli and Lillian Dressel.
Mrs. Leibe was a volunteer and substitute teacher at JS Waters Elementary School in Goldston and worked at the poll for Chatham County Board of Elections.
Surviving relatives are a son, Stephen Alan Leibe of Coopersburg, PA; one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Goldston Public Library, 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Rd, Goldston, NC  27252.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

IRA C. VENDIG
Ira C. Vendig, 103, of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (04-02-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.  www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

EDWARD RAY DUKE
Edward Ray Duke, 64, of Goldston died Monday, (04-04-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.  www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

ARTHUR CREED BOULDIN
Arthur Creed Bouldin, age 90 of Pittsboro died Friday, April 1, 2016 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Bouldin was born in Chatham County on July 10, 1925 to the late James Frank Bouldin and Mary Elizabeth Creed Bouldin. Mr. Bouldin grew up on a dairy farm. He also served in the Army at the end of WWII. He married Ruby Lois Rives on October 20, 1945. Mr. Bouldin began his career as a carpenter with his brothers, building houses. Later, became a cabinet maker and owner of Pittsboro Builders Supply for over 20 years. After “retirement”, he taught himself to play the bass and was a regular at “Friday Night at Charlie’s”
Arthur loved his family and church family. He was a lifetime member of Emmaus Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was involved in many building projects throughout the years and much of his handiwork can be seen throughout the church, homes of his children and grandchildren, and several local businesses.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lois Rives Bouldin; six brothers, Edgar Bouldin, Elmer Bouldin, Wilbur Bouldin, Raymond Bouldin, Robert Bouldin, Charlie Bouldin, and one sister, Lillian Vaughan.
Mr. Bouldin is survived by two sons, Kenneth David Bouldin and wife Barbara of West End, James Arthur Bouldin and wife Dianne of Pittsboro; daughter Joan Luellen and husband Mark of Sanford; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) Barber, Lisa (Bradley) Whitaker, David (Becky) Bouldin, Samuel Luellen; and seven great-grandson’s; sister-in-law, Lillie Bouldin; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service with full military rites was held Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Moore presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Hall and at other times at the residence.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

PEGGY ANN SLAYTON
Peggy Ann Slayton, formerly of Detroit, MI, died at her Pittsboro home on Thursday, March 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Bud” Slayton.
She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Slayton (husband, Jonathan Franzen, deceased) of Bear Creek; Sandra “Honey” Blevins and husband, Roger Blevins of The Villages, FL; Ann Marie Slayton and Malcolm Duff, Grace and Gabriel Duff, of Pittsboro. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; granddaughter, Heather Ann Smith and husband, Jeff Smith, great grandsons, Austin Compton, Jacob Fields, Lane Fields, and Zackary Smith of Bessemer City; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Hendrix and great-granddaughter, Mia Hendrix of Fayetteville; grandson, Bradley Blevins of Hanahan, SC. Peggy also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be missed by her companion, (Yorkie) Tinker Bell.
Peggy was an active member of her husband’s War II USS Atlanta CL 104 Navy Reunion Association. She will be missed by the remaining sailors and their family members. Peggy’s great smile, loving cards and letters will be missed by everyone.
A private family viewing was held on Monday April 4, 2016. Peggy will be interred with her husband at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to:
UNC Hospice Services, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements are by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro, NC.

LYNDA (LYN) DELAY KIRKMAN
Lynda (Lyn) Delay Kirkman, 69, of Braxton Manor Apartments, Siler City, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at UNC Memorial Hospital Chapel Hill, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Kirkman was born September 9, 1946 in Augusta, Georgia to Chester and Ann Delay.
She is survived  by two sons, William (Bill) Harman and wife Crystal of Siler City, Robert and Angie Hinkle of Goldston; eight grandchildren, Luke Moody, Zack Harman, Logan Harman, Christi Harman, Lexi Earley, Josh Earley, Ethan Hinkle and Noah Hinkle; andgreat-grandson, Remington Harman.
She also leaves behind her two beloved Chinese Pugs, Piper and Chloe.
A private service will be held by the family at a later date in keeping with Lyn’s wishes, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Her parting words: “You Keep Track of All My Sorrows. You Have Collected All My Tears In Your Bottle. You have Recorded Each One In Your Book” psalms.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, Lyn’s family ask that you remember those who have gone before you and tell the ones that are still here how much you love them.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family
Online condolences can be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 REBECCA NADINE ROY CAFFEY  
Rebecca Nadine Roy Caffey, age 61, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, April 1, 2016, at her home in Moncure, North Carolina, surrounded by family.
Rebecca is survived by her spouse of 40 years, Rodney Bruce Caffey; her two children, Morgan and Ian; her mother, Edith Roy, of Camp Springs, Maryland; her two older brothers, Gary Roy of New Jersey, and Mike Roy, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Rebecca was predeceased by her father, Archibald Levi Roy, in 2008.
Arrangements are under the direction of Donaldson Funeral Home, Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Please see the website for further information: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

LINDA KAY BRANSON VERMETTE   
Linda Kay Branson Vermette, 76, of Braxton Manor, Siler City died Monday, April 4, 2016 at her residence.
Mrs. Vermette was born in Randolph County on December 28, 1939, the daughter of Armpstead and Lura Kay (Trogdon) Branson.  Linda was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, retired from Acme McCrary and had worked locally as a cook.  Linda enjoyed times spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed sharing her talents of cooking for others, quilting and other crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Douglas Branson.
She is survived by one so, Ray Stout and wife, Lisa of Siler City; three daughters, Lisa Hart and wife Nancy of Greensboro, Patti S. Thomas of Siler City, Susan Sessoms and husband Jeff of Siler City; two sisters, Phyllis Petty and husband Bill of Randleman, Janice Kennedy and husband John of Asheboro; grandchildren, Jake and Justin Sessoms, Travis Thomas, Arielle and Nolan Stout.
The family received friends Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and at other times at the home of the daughter, Susan Sessoms, 1146 Petty Road, Siler City.  The funeral will be Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 396 NC Hwy 42, Goldston with Rev. Peggy Stout and Rev. Mike Garner officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA “Trish” HERR SWAYZE
Patricia “Trish” Herr Swayze was born May 2, 1957 in Washington, DC to parents, Robert and Marie Gabriel Herr. Trish died March 30, 2016 at home with her family. She leaves behind her beloved son, Talon, and husband Trace, as well as a large and loving extended family.
Trish leaves a legacy of service to others. She devoted her life to helping people and animals. She taught us a deeper meaning of life through her love of nature, most especially hummingbirds.
A private memorial is planned for April 9th. If you wish to add to her legacy of love and human kindness you may donate to: Dogs off Chains dogsoffchains.org; or send a check to fund the new UNC Hospice House. Hospice, PO Box 1077, Suite 287, Pittsboro, NC 27312, write Hospice Home on the memo line.
Trish leaves us as the hummingbirds begin to arrive. Keep your head to the sky, for when you see a hummingbird, you will know the joy that Trish Swayze brought to us all.

March 31, 2016

WORTH DALE ELKINS
Worth Dale Elkins, 83, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (03-23-2016) at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, Burlington.
Mr. Elkins was born in Chatham County on December 24, 1932, the son of Noah Lee and Martha Ann (Fields) Elkins.  He was an Air Force Veteran and attended Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church.  Worth retired from The Keith Corp and was currently employed with Siler City Ace Hardware.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Christopher Lynn Elkins; brothers, Jesse, Nubie, Leroy, Talmadge, Johnny, Fred and Carl; sisters, Myrtie Branson and Annabel Hudson.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rachel (Fogleman) Elkins; daughter, Gina Elkins Martin of Bonlee; sons, Darryle Lynn Elkins of Pittsboro, Richard Dale Elkins of Graham, Tony Craig Elkins of Pittsboro; five grandchildren and two step-granddaughters, several great-grand-children and step-great-grandchildren..
The funeral was held Friday, (03-25-2016) at 2 p.m. at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.   Burial was in the church cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Memorial Fund, c/o Helen Vickrey, 1641 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BRENDA LOIS LAMB CONRAD
Brenda Lois Lamb Conrad, 69, of Sanford, died Thursday (03-24-2016) .
Brenda was born on August 16, 1946 in Pine Bluff, NC to Carl Edgar Lamb and Callie Brown Lamb.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerry Clyde Conrad, and a sister, Lucille Holder.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy L. Conrad of Dallas, TX; sons, William L. Conrad and Matthew Woodard of  Lacey, WA; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren;  sisters, Carol Jean Stevens of Telford, PA, Betty Grimsley of  Fairmont, and Mary Hill of Atlanta, GA.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, (03-29-2016) at 1 p.m. at West End Cemetery with Pastor Joel Murr officiating.

EMMETT H. COX
Mr. Emmett H. Cox, 86, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, (03-22-2016) at the Woodland Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, (03-25-2016) at West Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Frank Barrett officiating.
Mr. Cox was born in Guilford County in 1929, son of the late Houston Cox and Lora Lou King. He worked as a craftsman for many years in the furniture industry.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Lee Cox, a brother, Ray Cox, and son, Emmett Wayne Cox.
He is survived by three daughters, Cindy C. Caviness of Asheboro, Betty Sue Walker of Seagrove and Bonnie Purvis of High Falls;
sons, Larry Cox of Franklinville,  Jerry Cox of Troy; 13 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

LARRY WILLIAM BROWN
Larry William Brown, 70, of Sanford, died Saturday, (03-26-2016) at his residence.
A graveside service was held at Lee Memory on Tuesday, (03-29-2016) at 2 p.m. with Pastor Larry Acord presiding.
Mr. Brown was born in Harnett County, on September 19, 1945, to the late Elmer Norris Brown and Pauline Wicker Brown.  He worked as a self-employed masonry contractor.  Mr. Brown served his country in the US Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 50 years, Violet Sue Brown of the home; a son, Gary William Brown of Sanford; a daughter, Donna Batchelor of Fayetteville; brothers, Warren Brown of Sanford, Jerry Norris Brown of Chesterfield, Tommy Brown of Sanford; sister, Joyce Sharpe of Olivia; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

R. RAWDON VANN
R. Rawdon Vann, 89, of Hampstead died Saturday, (03-26-2016) at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Wilmington.
The family received friends Wednesday, (03-30-2016) from 10 to 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.  A graveside service followed at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jason Golden officiating and military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Mr. Vann was born in Chatham County on October 1, 1926, the son of Robert White and Virgie Raye (Dowdy) Vann.   Rawdon was a Navy Veteran and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  He retired from First Union National Bank, Siler City Branch, as Vice-President.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Trogdon Vann; his parents; brother, Barcley Vann; sisters, Peggy V. Reid and Dorothy V. Collins.
He is survived by one daughter, Traci Vann Johnson of Hampstead; one son, Gregory A. Vann of Newnan, GA; two brothers, James “Jimmy” S. Vann of Siler City, Dennis R. Vann of Valrico, FL; and two grandsons.
Memorials may be made to: Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is serving the family.

NANCY COLE  GRISSOM
Nancy Cole Grissom, 80, of Sanford, died Monday, (03-28-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, (03-30-2016), at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Grissom and Rev. Brown Patton officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Grissom was born April 8, 1935, in Lee County, to the late T F Cole and Alice Rebecca Cole.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Charles Cole.  She was a homemaker.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 64 years, Bobby S. Grissom; daughter, Rebecca G. Harris of Cameron; son, Thomas D. Grissom of Sanford; two grandchildren, and  three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

BARRY NELSON  McCOY
Barry Nelson McCoy, 64, of New Hill, died  Sunday, (03-27-2016) in Salisbury.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Patrick Sterling.  He is survived by his father, Paul Bland McCoy of New Hill; a brother, Donald Patrick McCoy of Boone, and a sister, Paula McCoy Schaefer of Crumpler.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

LEE FREEMAN LAIDLAW
Lee Freeman Laidlaw, 87, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (03-22-2016) at Galloway Ridge.
Burial will take place at a later date in Arkansas.
Mrs. Laidlaw was born January 25, 1929 to the late Leroy Allen Freeman and Ada Mae Zimmerman Freeman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, David Laidlaw and son, Thomas Jolley.
Survivors include son, Charles Jolley of Oklahoma; daughters, Carol Vance of Sasebo Japan, Barbara Durren of Oklahoma; and six grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chatham County Literacy Council, P.O. Box 1696, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com

RICKY LYNN HACKNEY  
Ricky Lynn Hackney, 57, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (03-27-2016) at the Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Alamance County.
Mr. Hackney was born October 22, 1958 to the late William Taft Hackney and Vivian Emma Dixon Hackney. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Johnson and two brothers, George Hackney and Greg Hackney.
Survivors include his wife Pamela Hackney of the home; daughter, Annie Yvonne Hackney of Raleigh; brother, Glen Hackney of Pittsboro; and sister, Bobbie Dwiggins of Pittsboro.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (03-31-2016) from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elmore presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

ROBERT HENRY GRIMM
Robert Henry Grimm, 85, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (03-27-2016) at his home. He was a retired Professor of Philosophy from Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio.
Mr. Grimm was born on June 15, 1930 to the late John J. Grimm and Elizabeth Klein Grimm.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife Linda Grimm of the home; son, David A. Grimm of New York; daughters, Vanessa L. Grimm of New York and Valerie L. Grimm of Germany; and one brother Fred Grimm of New Jersey.
There are no services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Chatham Community Library 197 NC 87 Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

PATRICIA LYNNE CANTRELL
Patricia Lynne Cantrell, 53, of Siler City, passed away Sunday, (03-31-2016).
A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, (04-02-2016) at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Guests will meet at Morris-Baker Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
The funeral home is located at 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN, is serving the Cantrell family. (423) 282-1521

YVONNE MOFFITT ORE
Yvonne Moffitt Ore, 64, of Burlington died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, Burlington.
Ms. Ore was born in Chatham County on November 30, 1951, the daughter of Charlie R. and Nellie (Gee) Moffitt.  She was a member of Lambs Chapel in Burlington.  Yvonne was a final inspector for a screen print company.  She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crocheting, painting, reading, singing in the choir, her cats and watching hummingbirds.
She is survived by two daughters, Heather Willoughby and husband, Mark, Amanda Rose and husband,Robert Allen all of Burlington; two sons: Jonathan Yokeley and wife, Melanie, Michael Yokeley and wife, Devin, all of Greensboro; two sisters, Jennifer Moffitt and husband, David Riggs of Pleasant Garden, Sylvia Ann Moffitt of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Charlie Moffitt II and wife, Pamela Ann of Stafford, VA, Richard Moffitt of Greensboro, and nineteen grandchildren.
The family received friends Friday, March 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Cone Health Cancer Center, Burlington, NC.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ODESSA WATKINS FOUSHEE
Mrs. Odessa Watkins Foushee, age 81, of
Pittsboro, died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at
Chatham Hospital in Siler City.
A native of Chatham County, Odessa was born
April 26, 1934 to the late Alfred N. Watkins and
Emily Johnson Watkins. She was a graduate of
Bonlee High School. She worked at Woolworths
in Greensboro and later, she was employed by and
retired from Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. She loved the beach and playing Rook (card game). She was
an excellent cook, an avid reader, and had acquired
a love of horses which lead to her owning a few
later in life. But above all else, she loved her family
immensely.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Walter Jack Foushee and her two sisters, Mary Ann Smart and Tempie Oldham.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jana
Moore Hall (husband Steve) of Apex and Teresa
Moore Fox of Moncure; three grandchildren, Kelly
Marie Fox of Charlotte, Jonathan Craig Fox (wife
Bridget) of Moncure, and Amber Dale Hefner of
Cary; three great-grand-children, Colbi Skvarla,
Bethany Fox and Emily Fox; three step-children,
Jackie Foushee Williams of Pittsboro, Connie
Foushee Lambeth of Pittsboro, and Tommy Wayne Foushee of Sanford, and their families.
In honor of her life, the family received friends on
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 2 in the sanctuary of Meroney United Methodist Church in Bear Creek.
A graveside service followed at 2 p.m.
in the church cemetery with the Rev. Jim Whitaker
presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations
be made to The Arthritis Foundation, 5300
Castlebrook Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Condolences may be made at: www.
donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro, NC.

VIRGIL JACKSON RIVES
Virgil Jackson Rives, 96, of Bear Creek died
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Rives was born in Chatham County on
January 5, 1920, the son of Carl Jackson and
Emma Eliza (Gilmore) Rives. Virgil was a
member of Antioch Christian Church. He was the vocational education teacher for several years,
sharing his skills with many young carpenters.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Rives Stone.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia (Peace) Rives; two sons, Jackie Rives and wife
Susan of Bear Creek, Larry Rives of Sanford; three brothers, June Rives of Salisbury, Foster
Rives of Bear Creek, Wayne Rives and wife Ava of Siler City; grandchildren, Preston and Aaron
Rives, Mary Maness and husband, Bernie; great-grandson,
Nicholas Maness.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist
Church Cemetery, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Mike Harper officiating. The
family received friends Friday after the service in
the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear
Creek, NC 27207 or the church cemetery fund.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

March 24, 2016

ROBERT DON  WILLIAMS
Robert Don Williams, 64, of Sanford died Monday, (03-14-2016) at his home.
The family received friends on Friday, (03-18-2016) from 10-11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.  The funeral was held following the visitation at 11 with Rev. Terry Pleasants presiding.
He was born in Wilkesboro, on August 31, 1951, to Evelyn Brown Clement and the late Don Williams.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Dean Williams.  He served his country in the US Army in special operations where he retired.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Evelyn Brown Clement of Millers Creek; his wife, Mary Williams of the home; son, Shawn Anthony Williams of TX; daughter, Allison Bailey of NC; brothers, Ikey Ray Williams of Millers Creek, Roger Dale Williams of Jefferson, MD; sisters, Donna Sue Johnson of Fayetteville, AK, Penelope Candace Clement of Millers Creek; and eight grandchildren.
Make online condolences
at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

WILMA JEAN CHAPMAN HOWDLE
Mrs. Wilma Chapman Howdle, 67, died Wednesday, (03-16-2016)  at The Arbor of Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro.
Wilma was born October 28, 1948 in Alma, MI to William and Maxine Lentz Chapman.  A graduate of Michigan State University, she worked as a C.P.A. and retired from Perkin-Elmer Corporation of Norwalk, CT.
Surviving is her husband, Tom; brothers, William Chapman of Frankenmuth, MI and Dale Chapman of Reese, MI; sisters, Patricia Birkes of Saugatuck, MI and Colleen Grazioli of Canton, MI.
Mrs. Howdle will be laid to rest in Denmark Township Cemetery, Reese, MI.
Online condolences may be made at: www.walkersfuneralservice.com.

  MARCUS FREEMAN
Marcus Freeman, 53, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-18-2016), at his home.
A private service was held Saturday, (03-19-2016), at Broadway United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike McVey.
Marc graduated from Lee County High School,   and received his Electrical Journeyman’s License and later a Master Electrical License.  He was an electrical contractor.
He is survived by his mother, Grace Turlington Freeman;  and sister, Charlene Ray .
Donations in memory of Marc may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Sanford, N.C.
Make online condolences
to: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

LAURA REBECCA HALL HOLDER
Laura Rebecca Hall Holder, 72, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-18-2016) at her residence.
She was born in Lee County, on October 27, 1943 to the late George Washington Hall and Retha Thompson Hall.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Mac Holder;  brothers, Melvin Hall, Sam Hall and Joe Hall.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Waddell of Sanford;  brothers, Henry Hall, Berryman Hall, Gene Hall, and Johnny Hall, all of Sanford;  a sister, Ann Baker of Sanford;  two grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
The family will receive friends on Friday, (03-25-2016) from 6-8 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, (03-26-2016) at Calvary Missionary Church with the Rev. Curtis Norris officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Make online condolences
to: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BURKE PARKER RIGGSBEE
Burke Parker Riggsbee, 50, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, (03-17-2016) at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Riggsbee was born in Orange County on May 19, 1965 to the late Raymond Riggsbee and Eva Mae Parker Riggsbee.
He is survived by his wife Lisa Robinson Riggsbee of the home; son, Jordan Parker Riggsbee of Chapel Hill; sisters, Kay Penny of Eli Whitney, Debbie Boger of Lexington, and Janie Womble of Chapel Hill.
The family will receive friends Friday, (03-25-2016) from 2 to 3 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. A memorial service will follow at 3  p.m. with Tim Williford presiding.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made in Burke’s memory to C.A.R.E (Chatham Animal Rescue & Education) P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com

JOHN FRANCIS CLIFFORD
Mr. John Francis Clifford, 64, of Pittsboro, died Friday, (03-11-2016) at Laurels of Chatham.
Mr. Clifford was born in Manhatthan, NY on May 22, 1951 to the late Michael Clifford and Lulu Kenny Clifford. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother David Clifford.
Survivors include his wife Nili Clifford of the home, sons, Jason Clifford of Raleigh, Dane Clifford of Cary; brother, Michael Clifford of Florida; one sister, Casey Dent of New Jersey, and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JOAN ELIZABETH ISABEL
Joan Elizabeth Isabel, 76, of Chapel Hill died Friday (03-18-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

BARTRIE SEARS ATWOOD
Bartrie Sears Atwood, 96, of Siler City died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Atwood was born in Chatham County on April 15, 1919, the daughter of James W. and Mossie (Fox) Sears.  Bartrie was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies #3 Sunday School Class and had served as church librarian.  She was a retired executive secretary.  In earlier years, she enjoyed playing the piano, playing tennis and golf.
Bartrie Atwood was a dynamic, self-made woman with a powerful work ethic.  Her drive and determination led to successful career paths in a number of industries, including trucking, tobacco and sporting.
Always creative, Bartrie in her later years developed a keen interest in art.  As a result, she left a small legacy of original oil paintings to her friends and family.
Throughout her life, Bartrie was devoted to her faith and family.  A larger-than-life personality, she will be sorely missed.
Bartrie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sinclair Atwood; infant brother, Broughton; her parents; brothers and their wives, Kelly (Marie), Kenneth (Trenis and Marie), Howard (Johnnie), Barney; step-son, William Sinclair Atwood; and nephew, James Sears.
She is survived by niece, Carol Smith of Siler City; nephews, Stephen Sears of Siler City, Martin Sears of Burlington, Jerryll Sears of Winston- Salem, David G. Sears of Myrtle Beach, SC.
A graveside service was held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with Rev. Kenny Black officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CURTIS J. BECK
Curtis J. Beck passed away peacefully, Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016 at UNC Hospitals at the age of 83.
Curtis was born in Randolph County on July 27, 1932, the son of Ben and Jenny Dupree Beck.  He was of the Christian Faith and attended Faith Family Ministries.
Curtis was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He retired from Master Craft in Siler City.  Curtis enjoyed western movies on tv, country music and old time Gospel music. He was married to Omelia Smith Beck for 63 years, whom he was very devoted to.  They spent most of the last few years at home in Siler City.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents and twelve sisters and brothers.  He was the youngest child.
He is survived by his wife, Omelia Smith Beck; daughter, Joyce Hinson (David); sons, Tony Beck (Pontip) of Siler City; Larry Beck (Esther) of Brandon, FL; grandchildren, Adam Beck, Christina  Beck Guy (Andy), Billy Joe Ellis (Cindy), Mitchell Beck, Demetria Beck; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Guy, Jacob Beck,  Mackenzie Beck; and step-great-grandchildren, Phillip Pendergrass and Eric Pendergrass.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue,Siler City.  A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park with Randy Laws officiating.
Memorials may be made to Faith Family Ministries, 225 Chatham Square, Siler City, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MILDRED EMERY CULBERSON
Mildred Emery Culberson (85) of Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City went home to God and her family with her loved ones by her side on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC.
Mildred was born on August 2, 1930 to Lebern and Estie Emery in McMinnville, TN. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mildred was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church where she was active in the Bible Sunday School class, Trailblazers, and served on many committees through the years, including PPRC, benevolence, a Junior MYF counselor when her kids were small and was in charge of deserts for the annual chicken supper for many years. She also was a quilter and helped make many quilts for the UMW to sell at the annual Harvest Sale. For many years she worked at Sol Enterprise in Siler City and retired from Carol’s Cake and Catering. She then was a full-time homemaker.
Mildred was the best mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that she could possibly be.
She babysat all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and made a wedding cake for each of her grandchildren.
At age 70, Mildred started taking art classes and has many paintings that she did. She also made quilts for all her family, crocheted, made birthday cakes, loved flowers and going to the beach.
She instilled a love of God in her family through the generations. Mildred was preceded in death
by her parents, half-brothers, Bert, Thurman and Horace and one-half sister, Lena Emery. Also, two brothers, Durward and Virgil Emery, a sister, Betty Ruth Ritter, and her beloved son-in-law, Barry Rhodes. Her family was her everything.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph S. (Joe) Culberson; two daughters, Geraldine C. Rhodes-Amos and husband, Walt, Jeanette C. Marsh and husband, Jimmy; also four grandchildren, Dustin Rhodes (Stacey), Kami Rhodes Long (Robert), Charlie Marsh (Kim) and Brad Marsh (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Bryce Marsh, Blake Marsh, Eve Long and Davis Rhodes.
The funeral was held Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with  Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received visitors at all times at the home of Geraldine Rhodes-Amos, 4606 Siler City-Snow Camp Road.
Donations in her memory may be made to Piney Grove UMC Van Fund, or to The Gideon’s International.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Culberson Family.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES HARDEN STINSON
Charles Harden Stinson was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Brookstone Terrace Assisted Living in Clemmons, NC, where Mr. Stinson and his wife have
resided since 2014. Mr. Stinson was born August 3, 1921, in Goldston, NC, to the late Cary Austin Stinson and Lydia Gaines Stinson. He graduated Goldston High School in 1941.
Mr. Stinson entered the US Army November 30, 1942, earning a Purple Heart fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, December 28, 1944. Having risen to the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was honorably discharged in March 1946. He returned to Chatham County, where he worked for Belk Department Store in Siler City. There he met his wife, Lillian Andrews. They married on August 15, 1947 at Goldston Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Stinson joined her parents on the family farm in Bear Creek in 1954 and there raised a son, Charles Stephen Stinson, practicing palliative medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He passed on a legacy of love for all things UNC, especially Tarheel basketball. A member and deacon of Bear Creek Baptist Church, Mr. Stinson taught the Adult Men’s Sunday School class for many years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian, son, Steve, daughter-in-law, Amy, and three grandchildren: Kathryn Margaret, Samuel Andrew and Emma Grace Sloop. Mr. Stinson was preceded in death by eight siblings: Estelle (Marsh), Glenn, Pauline (Wicker), Fannie (Hamer), Horace, Tom, Oppie (Couch) and Lula (Welch).
The family received friends Saturday, March 19 from 1-2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bear Creek Baptist Church. Funeral and graveside service followed at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Bear Creek Baptist Church, 480 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Bear Creek,
NC 27207, or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC
27103, or to a charity of choice. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www. pughfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTOPHER  JON READ
Christopher Jon Read, 49, of 993 Gilmore Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27516, passed away at his home on Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2016.
Chris was born on June 6, 1966, in Springfield, IL. , but spent most of his youth in Charlotte, NC.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was an entrepreneurial spirit and worked in many fields.  He was a carpenter, a farmer, a diver and eventually ran his own IT Support computer business.  His greatest role was father and husband, but he was also an amazing son, brother and wonderful friend to all.
He is survived by his wife Lisa and daughter Lanna; mother and father, Linda and Tom Read; brothers, Nathaniel Read and wife Sherri, Richard Ho and wife Trang, Ben Read and wife Heather and Michael Read; sisters, Elizabeth Levant and husband Bill, Van O’Neill and husband CJ, Jennifer Giles and husband Ben; nephews, Elijah, Harrison, Will, Jake, Alex, Ryland, Ethan and Rex; nieces, Lauren, Cailyn, Meghan, Christina, Jenna, Jessica, and Sarah Jane; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Donald and Marjorie Schantz and Reginald and Jessie Read.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Reid and Vicky Hilton’s “Camp Pow Wow”, located at 488 Poythress Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27516, with the Reverend Jim Jones officiating.  Those wishing to share thoughts of Chris at the service were welcome.  Chris was cremated and ashes will be spread later at the locations of his choice.
In lieu of flowers, those interested may make donations to his daughter Lanna’s college fund.  Those wishing to may send checks (minimum $25) to:  NC 529 Plan, PO Box 40877, Raleigh, NC  27629-0877. Make check payable to “NC 529 Plan”.  In the memo, write account # 540522070-001 – Lanna Read.
Online condolences may be made at www.walkersfuneralservice.com/obituaries.

RYAN NICHOLAS RENUSCH
Mr. Ryan Nicholas Renusch, 26, passed away in Durham, NC Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Ryan was born in Charlotte County, Florida on January 3, 1990.
He was preceded in death by his faithful companion, Ziggy.
Survivors include his parents, Frank and Sherry Edwards; two brothers, Brandon Saurine and Adrian Edwards, both of Pittsboro; one sister, Crystal Renusch of Florida; maternal grandparents, Bill and Nancy Anderson; and paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Elaine Edwards.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements are by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro, NC.

MARY DELL RIDDLE
Mary Dell Riddle, 84, of Park Avenue, Sanford, N.C. passed away on March 21, 2016 at Liberty Commons Nursing Center.  She was preceeded in death by her husband, David Brooks Riddle, Sr.
She is survived by three sons, David Jr. (Connie) of Durham, Earl (Katherine) of Concord, Tim (Nancy) of Cary.  She leaves behind seven grandchildren.
Mary Dell grew up in Chatham County and was a lifelong member of Asbury UMC.  She graduated from Pittsboro High School in the class of 1949.  She retired from Heins Telephone Company after over thirty-five years of service.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Asbury UMC at 805 Asbury Church Road, Sanford.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Afterward, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the cemetery fund of Asbury UMC or to the American Lung Association.

March 17, 2016

ARNOLD EDWARD COX
Mr. Arnold Edward Cox, 80, of Bear Creek, died Tuesday, (03-08-2016)at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, (03-11-2016) at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott Walker and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Arnold was born in Chatham County in 1936, son of the late Robert Paul Cox and Lula Virginia Hussey. He owned and operated Arnold Cox Poultry and Cox Enterprises until his retirement. He served as a deacon at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member. He  was past-president of the South Chatham Lions Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Earl Cox, his sister, Mary Ruth Lopossay and a great-grandchild, Celia Jane Cheafsky.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Maggie Cox of the home; son, Tony Cox; daughter, Sherry Kivett; brother, Lewis Cox, all of Bear Creek; four grandchildren,  and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church General Fund,   10981 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, N.C. 27207; or to the South Chatham Lions Club, % Ronald Scott; P.O. Box 51,   Bear Creek, N.C. 27207.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

KEVIN JAMES PENDERGRAPH
Kevin James Pendergraph, 46, of Pittsboro died Monday, (03-07-2016).
A memorial service was   held Saturday, (03-12-2016) at 1 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Faust presiding.
Mr. Pendergraph was born in Orange County on April 24, 1969 to the late Bobby Pendergraph and Theo Blackwood Pendergraph.
Surviving relatives include daughter, Mikayla Pendergraph of Pittsboro; son, Michael Moore of Chapel Hill; brother, Terry Pendergraph  and sister, Tracy Pendergraph, both of Pittsboro
Memorial donations may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, 29 Rock Spring Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

HERBERT “JUNE” EAVES
Mr. Herbert “June” Eaves, 77, of Pittsboro passed away Tuesday (03-08-2016) at his home.
Funeral service was held Monday, (03-14-2016) at Alston Chapel United Holy Church.
Mr. Eaves was born August 27, 1938. He was a member of Alston Chapel United Holy Church, where he has served as a trustee. He sang as a member of the Mightly Travelers, and had sung with the Traveling Sons and the Void Brothers. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Eaves, Sr., his mother, Lubie Junior Scurlock Eaves, brother, William Worth Eaves, a grandson, John Robert “JR” Price and a great-grandson, Isaiah Burnette.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; children, Herbert Sharon Eaves, Kenneth Darryl Eaves, Efrem Zimbalist Eaves, Stephanie Bridget Cheek, Christopher Jay Eaves, all of Pittsboro, Venna Rochelle Price of Siler City,  Terrina Renee Craig of Chapel Hill; sister, Willa Mae Eaves of Pittsboro; brother, Kenneth Earl Eaves of Siler City; eleven grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
 
 LOUISE HUDSON  WOMBLE
Louise Hudson Womble, of Deep River, died Monday, (03-07-2016), at Sanford Health and Rehab. Center.
A graveside service was held at Moncure Methodist Church Cemetery, Thursday, (03-10-2016),  at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Johnson presiding.
Mrs. Womble was born in Covington County, Al, on February 5, 1925, to the late Alfred Hudson and Carlie Cannon Hudson.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Watson Womble; a brother, James Elton Hudson and a step-grandchild, Anthony Douglas. She and her husband had owned and operated Bill’s Restaurant.
Surviving relatives include her son, William “Billy” Watson Womble, Jr. of Deep River; a daughter, Ida Jean Womble Douglas of Sanford; a sister, Eloise Hudson Lambert of Andalusia, AL; three grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN  56007 or on-line www.als.org
Make online condo-lences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES  DOUGLAS WEST
Charles Douglas West of Cameron died Sunday, (03-06-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The memorial service was held Friday, (03-11-2016), at 11a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Mitchell and Father Keith Axberg presiding.  The burial followed at Hollywood Cemetery, in Lumberton.
He was born in Cumberland County, on March 18, 1948, to the late William Curtis West and Lois Rebecca Mercer West.  Mr. West served his country in the US Air Force where he retired as Superintendent of Passenger Terminal for the Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Constance Ann Paul West of the home; a son, Robert West of CA and a daughter, Jennifer of CA.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES GREGORY “GREG” HUTCHENS
James Gregory “Greg” Hutchens, 59, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-04-2016) in Durham.
A funeral was held at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, on Saturday, (03-12-2016) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Martin Groover presiding.    A private burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Hutchens was born in Lee County on January 19, 1957, to the late James W Hutchens, Jr. and Willie Belle Dixon Hutchens.  He worked as a Mechanical Designer for Zoetis.
Surviving is a brother, Mike Hutchens of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANKIE COE KEY
Frankie Lee Coe Key, 70, of Sanford died, Friday, (03-11-2016), at her home.
A graveside service was held Monday, (03-14-2016) at 1 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery with Rev. Bob Yandle officiating.
Mrs. Key was born on July 18, 1945, in Lee County, to the late LaDae Coe and Thelma Mills Coe.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Key and an infant brother.
She is survived by a son, David Floyd Key of Sanford; a daughter, Wendy Michelle Key of Sanford; brother, Larry M. Coe of Cameron,  and by three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Frankie Lee Coe Key Memorial Fund, c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, N.C. 27332.
Condolences may be
made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EMOGENE  DIXON GAINES
Emogene Dixon Gaines, 85, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-11-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, (03-15-2016) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.
She was born in Chatham County, on June 9, 1930 to the late Wade V. Dixon and Myrtle Sink Dixon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Henry David Gaines and sisters, Frances White and Linda Eller.  Mrs. Gaines worked in the cafeteria for McIver, Bragg Street and East Lee Middle schools.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen G. Campbell of Sanford, Susan G. Craven of Clarksville, TN; sister Laura G. Carlton of Siler City; and three grandchildren.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

GLORIA MAE  SMITH FAUCETTE
Gloria Mae Smith Faucette, age 60, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday (03-10-2016) at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Services were held Tuesday ((03-15-2016) at the Haywood Bible Church with Rev. Terry Pleasants officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Faucette was born June 7, 1955, the daughter of Frank Lester Smith and Mary Elizabeth Horne Smith Wicker. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Nathan Smith, Roy R. Smith, Frank Smith, Jr., Michael David Smith; sisters, Patricia Ann Smith, Mary Winnsie Smith and Peggy Ann Smith.
Survivors include a son, Jessie Jay “JJ” Stone of Franklinton; sisters, Mary Smith Page of New Hill and Jo Ann Evans of Broadway.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 138, Moncure, NC 27559.

ERVIN JONES  “EJ” THOMAS
Ervin Jones “EJ” Thomas of Eastover died March 4, 2016.
A family graveside service will be held Saturday, (03-19-2016) at 11 a.m. at Cameron Grove Cemetery with Rev. Russell Blackmon presiding.
Mr. Thomas was born in Lee County, on January 31, 1928.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda T. Kimbel of Eastover.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Swann Station Baptist Church, 7592 NC 87 S., Sanford, NC  27332.
Make online condo-lences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

JUNIOR EARL  FERRELL  
Junior Earl Ferrell, 59, of Sanford died, Monday, (03-14-2016) at his home.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.
He was born in Calhoun County, WV, on March 12, 1957, to the late Dewey Earl Ferrell and Maxine Sidwell Ferrell.  He served his country in the Army Reserve and worked in construction.
He is survived by daughters, Joellen Deutschle of Killbuck, OH, Jessica Ferrell of Wooster, OH and Hannah Whitman of Coshocton, OH; brothers, Dewey Carl Ferrell of Creston, WV, Calvin Ferrell of Parkersburg, WV, Gary Ferrell of Nobe, WV, Larry Ferrell of Spencer, WV, Joe Ferrell of Creston, WV, Alvin Ferrell of Big Bend, WV, and Albert Ferrell of Munday, WV; sisters, Loretta Bell of Grantsville, WV, Kathirn Bunner  of Munday, WV, Beretta Ferrell of Russett, WV and Darlene Ulderich of Grantsville, WV; and six (6) grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneral home.com.

LLOYD ROBERT  YONCE
Lloyd Robert Yonce, 91, of Chapel Hill died Wednesday, (03-09-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of NC. www.Cremation SocietyNC.com.

CHRISTOPHER JON READ  
Christopher Jon Read of Chapel Hill,  died Thursday, (03-10-2016).
Arrangements are being handled by Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation, Chapel Hill.
www.walkersfuneral
service.com.

WILLIAM B. “Bill” COCKMAN
1928 – 2016
In the late afternoon of March 8, 2016 Bill passed away in Salt Lake City, UT surrounded by his family as a result of recent medical complications.
He was born in Pittsboro, NC on November 12, 1928. He was the second of five sons to Rosser Ferguson and Alex Cockman. Bill worked on the family farm with his Dad and brothers running a game bird hunting service. He went to Beaverkill, NY to work for a renowned trout fishing club and met Charlotte Willich to whom he was married for the past 64 years. They started a family in NC and operated a dairy farm on his property before moving to DE selling special feed to race horse owners. They had four children, Denise, Barbara, Alex and Mark who have all remained a close-knit family he always relished.
At age 36 he began a career with Remington Arms Company managing sales and traveling extensively in many parts of the country for over 30 years. He retired in 1992 and spent much time skiing, traveling and enjoying his friends and family. He was a master charcoal griller who cooked weekly in rain, snow and shine. An everyday routine until a few weeks ago was a morning hike in Millcreek Canyon with his beloved wife and their chocolate lab Bella.
Those who met and knew Bill will always remember his smile, laughter, kindness and unreserved friendliness for everyone he greeted. In large or small gatherings there was never difficulty locating him as he could be heard laughing or telling a story.
Funeral services will be held near his birthplace at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pittsboro, NC. Flowers can be sent to 7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Donations may be sent to the same church at P.O. Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

ELDER RALPH GAINES
ASHEBORO–The sun arose on Sunday morning, March 13, 2016 relieving Elder Ralph Gaines of a long, trying illness.  He stepped into the congregation of God’s Children to listen to the sermon he has longed for all of his life.  Ralph served the congregations of the Primitive Baptist churches for 45 years as one of their Ministers.  He held this as a privilege and an honor and had the deepest love for all.  He served in the National Guard Reserves and was employed with Western & Southern Insurance Company for many years.  As a young man, he made many memories for all of his family, playing baseball, bowling, fishing and tinkering with his Classic Car.
Survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Cochran Gaines; daughter, Martha Rudisill and her husband Michael of High Poin; son, Keith Gaines and his wife Lisa and daughter Sheila Anderson of Asheboro.  Ralph loved all of his grandchildren, Misty Swift and her husband Randy, Brandy Chaffin and her fiancé David Cottrell, Megan Gaines, Morgan Gaines, Matthew Gaines and his wife Morgan, Ben Troutman and his wife Tracy, Chris Troutman and Adrian; great grandchildren, Jacob Chaffin, Elizabeth Chaffin, Ashton Troutman, Dae Troutman, Jackson Troutman and Ethan Troutman.  Surviving sisters, Mildred Hart, Blanche Birchett, both of Siler City and Virginia Birchett of Mebane.  All of the nieces and nephews were very precious to him as well.
Preceded in death were his mother, Thelma Gaines Stutts, father, Charlie Gaines, step-father, Addison Stutts, brother, Cullum Stutts, sisters, Mary Helen Stutts, Alice Frazier and Erma Trulove.
The family received friends and family on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home at 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  The celebration of his life was at 2 p.m. in the chapel, officiated by Elder Cleo Robertson and Elder Jimmy Gray.  He was then laid to rest at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009 or the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.
Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 JERRY ROGER KECK
Jerry Roger Keck of Siler City died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Keck was born in Chatham County on March 24, 1951 the son of James Monroe and Mazie (Tripp) Keck.  Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Siler City Masonic Lodge #403 A.F.& A.M..  He had been employed with Mastercraft as a supervisor.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Clapp Keck; his parents and a brother, Richard Monroe Keck.
He is survived by sisters-in-law, Carol Keck of Liberty, Benjie Fowler (Charlie) of Wendell; nephews, Richard Chad Keck (Carolyn) of Liberty, Lee Keck (Angela) of Creedmoor; great-nephews, James Coy Keck, Alan Dale Keck; and special friend, Judy Nance.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City with Rev. Womack Keck And Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DONALD GORDON  SEALS
Donald Gordon Seals, 62, of Siler City died Monday, March 14, 2016 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, following a brief illness.
Donald was born September 9, 1953 in Siler City. He was the seventh child of Floyd McLean Seals and Nellie Strother Seals (Cole). He was educated in the Chatham County Schools graduating from Jordan-Matthews High School in 1971. He attended NC State University, Raleigh. Donald served six years in the US Navy Aircraft Carrier Division. During his time in the US Navy, he studied and worked in the IE Computer field. Following his discharge from the US Navy, he worked as an Information Technology Specialist for 32 years, prior to retiring in October, 2014. Don’s interest included scuba diving, panning for gold, Star Trek and Sci-fi, his beloved Superbird and family meals. Don was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Seals and step-father, Grady Cole.
He is survived by four sisters, Karen Seals Gury (David) of Boca Raton, FL, Carol Seals Harris of Zebulon, Sharon Seals Brookbank of Snow Camp, Robin Seals James (Dirk) of Siler City; two brothers, Mike Seals (Gayle) of Piedmont, SC, Jeff Seals of Charlotte. In addition he is survived by many nieces and nephews; half brother, Eric Ensley of Franklin; step-brothers, David Cole of Sophia, Larry Cole of Walnut Cove, Bobby Cole of Randleman; lifelong friend, John Jabbusch (Susan) and God-daughter, Jennifer Jabbusch Minella.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, March 18, 2016 following the memorial service. A private interment of the ashes will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

March 10, 2016

“R.D.” RESSIE  DANIEL PERRY
Ressie Daniel “R.D.” Perry, 90, of Asheboro passed away on Monday, (02-29-2016) at the Randolph Hospice House.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Drew McIntyre officiating,  with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.  Entombment was in Randolph Memorial Park.
Mr. Perry was born in Siler City, on October 12, 1925 to George and Johnsie Hinshaw Perry.  R.D. served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from the State of North Carolina, he then worked for Wal-Mart.  He was a member of West Bend United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, R.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Freeman Perry.
Memorials may be made to West Bend United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1845, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Make online condolences to www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NAONI CLADWELL McCRIMMON
Naomi A. McCrimmon, 79, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday, (02-25-2016) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held Wednesday (03-02-2016) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church.
Mrs. McCrimmon was born August 30, 1936 to Coley Caldwell and Catherine J. Caldwell. She was a member of Mitchell Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and three children.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse J. McCrimmon; sons, Jesse Milton and Marvin Ray, both of Pittsboro, James Michael of Salt Lake City, UT; daughters, Carol Johnson of Siler City, Cathy Knight of Pittsboro; step-children, Roscoe Burnette and Annette Claramente; sisters, Yvonne, Emily Ann, Elsie Robinson, all of Sanford; brothers, Coley of Sanford, James Donnell Caldwell of Mebane; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

DEBORAH HARRISON MORRISON
Deborah Harrison Morrison died Tuesday, (03-01-2016).
The memorial service was held Friday, (03-04-2016), at 11 a.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Hayes officiating.  A private burial will be at a later date at Buffalo Cemetery.
Deborah was born in Lee County on January 8, 1959, to Robert Lee Harrison and Barbara Pulliam Harrison.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Kevin “Buddy” Morrison; grandparents, Ermo and Ethel Pulliam, Wilfred and Ethel Harrison. She was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church, where she has served as pianist.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Drew Anne Morrison and Savannah Katherine Morrison, both of the home; parents, “Bobby” and Barbara Harrison of Sanford; brothers, Charles Robert Harrison and Gary Christopher Harrison, both of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIE WAYNE SMITH  
Willie Wayne Smith, 57, of Goldston, passed away Wednesday, (03-02-2016).
The memorial service, will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, (03-13-2016)  in Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, Siler City with Pastor Mark Richardson, officiating.
He was born March 20, 1958 in Lee County, the son of Willie and Mary Effie Smith. Willie retired from the Town of Carrboro.  Previously he worked with Chatham County Public Works and Louisiana Pacific.
Survivors include his  daughter, Christy Atkinson of Sanford; five grandchildren; brothers, Bobby L. Smith and James W. Smith, both of Goldston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Hospice of Siler City, 401 E 3rd St, Siler City, NC 27344.
Services entrusted to Unity Funeral Services of Fayetteville.   www.unityfuneralservices.com.

DAVID FRED ANDREWS  
David Fred Andrews, 61, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, (03-02-2016) at UNC Hospitals.
The funeral service was held  at 2 p.m. at Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Allen Stanton presiding. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Andrews was born in Chatham County on November 5, 1954 to the late John Andrews and Mary Tripp Andrews.
Surviving relatives include a brother, Johnny Ray Andrews of Chapel Hill.
The family asks that donations be made to Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church 1090 Farrington Point Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JAMES HAROLD NICKENS
James Harold Nickens, 84, of Cameron, died Thursday, (03-03-2016).
The funeral service was held at Cameron Baptist Church on Saturday, (03-05-2016) at 2 p.m.  with Dr. Wayne Greene presiding.  Burial followed in Cameron Church Cemetery.
Mr. Nickens was born July 1, 1931, in Moore County, to the late Ralph Buckster Nickens and Gussie Oldham Nickens.  He was a member of Cameron Baptist Church, and worked as a Supervisor at the N.C. Department of Transportation.  He served his country in the US Army, and  served 29 years on the Cameron Fire Department.  Mr. Nickens was preceded in death by sisters, Alice, Thelma, Ruby, Ruth and Josephine; brothers, Ardell, Raymond, Hubert, Luke, Ralph and Cecil.
Surviving relatives include his wife Ruth Key Nickens of the home; daughters, Pamela Yarborough of Fayetteville, Cheryl Collins of Cameron; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to Cameron Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 155, Cameron, NC  28326-0155.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

BOBBY LYNN  PIERCE
Bobby Lynn Pierce, 59, of Liberty passed away Saturday, (02-27-2016) at his home.
A graveside funeral service was held on Saturday, (03-05-2016) at 11 a.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian.  He is the son of the late Clyde Aaron Pierce and Edith Irene Pierce and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gray, Howard and Kerry Pierce.
Surviving is his sister, Linda P. Jackson of Siler City; brothers, Gene Pierce and Richard Pierce, both of Liberty and Phil Pierce of Pleasant Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at:  www.LoflinFH.com.
RANDY MERLE LANGLEY
Randy Merle Langley, Sr., 54, of Siler City died Saturday, (03-05-2016) at his home.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Langley was born in Rockingham County on June 15, 1961, and was the son of the late David H. and the late Lillian (Husky) Langley. He was employed by Asplundh as a Supervisor.
He is survived by sons, Anthony W. Langley and Randy M. Langley II, both of Snow Camp;  sisters, Connie Willis of Yanceyville, Janet Garton of Wilmington; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, UNC Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HELEN JEAN SANDERS PRICE
Helen Jean Sanders Price, 93, of Lemon Springs died Sunday, (03-06-2016).
The funeral service will held Thursday, (03-10-2016) at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Keith Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at Clinton City Cemetery at 4 p.m..
Mrs. Price was born in Gaffney, SC, on September 20, 1922, to the late Claude Sanders and Irene Patrick Sanders.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Price and four brothers.
Surviving relatives include her son, David Price of Clemmons; a daughter, Anne Price Faulk of Sanford; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave., Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTOPHER C.  STEWART
Christopher C. Stewart, 51 of CAmeron Died Thursday, (03-03-2016) at First Health – Reid Heart Center in Pinehurse.
Funeral service was held Monday (03-07-2016) at Cypress Presbyterian Church with Rev. Barbara Hedin and Rev. Wendell McGee officiating.
Chris was born in Lee County, the son of Curtis and Violet Brooks Stewart. He was a graduate of Union Pines High School and Campbell University. He was employed by Carolina Telephone and Spring. He served as pianist and choir director at Cypress Presbyterian Church aand at Vass Presbyterian Church. He also worked on the family cattle farm and hay business.
Chris is survived by his parents, Cutis and Violet Stewart of Cameron; and sister, Annette Stewart Gibson.
Memorials may be made to Cypress Presbyterian Church, Vass Presbyterian Church or to Cypress House Building Fund.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

LOUISE HUDSON WOMBLE
Louise Hudson Womble, of Deep River, died Monday,(03-07-2016) at Sanford Health and Rehab. Center.
Arrangements are pending at this time.
Made condolences at:
www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

HENRY TAYLOR WHITE
Henry Taylor White, 65, of Pittsboro died Monday, (03-07-2016) at his home.
The funeral service will held Saturday, (03-12-2016) at Hanks Chapel Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
Mr. White was born in Durham County on July 29, 1950 to the late Daniel Berry “D.B.” White and Sarah Joyce Dixon White.
Surviving relatives include wife Sylvia White; a son,  Daylan “Bo” White of Pittsboro, a daughter; Mary Jackson White Clark of Siler City; and one granddaughter.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Hanks Chapel Men’s Fellowship, 125 Hanks Loop Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or UNC Hospice 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may  be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

DEBBIE GROSS PERRY
Debbie Gross Perry died  Sunday (02-28-2016) at her home.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, (03-05-2016) at Sapling Ridge Church, Siler City.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Lynnn Perry; daughters, Cody Sternberg, Josey Perry; one grandchild; sister, Cindy Cross; brother, Steve Cross and mother, Dorothy Mae Cross. She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Carlile Cross and a brother, Randy Cross.

ARTHUR N. FIELDS
Arthur N. Fields, 87, of  Vander Oldham Road, Bear Creek died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Fields was born in Chatham County on October 5, 1928 the son of Richard Mack and Florence (Hancock) Fields.  Arthur was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and self-employed in the installation of poultry equipment.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing, watching wrestling and time spent with his family.  Arthur was a jokester and could always be seen with a smile and a laugh.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Melrose “Bo” Binkley Fields; daughter, Pat Fields Hart and his parents.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Scott and husband, Myron of Bear Creek, Linda Davis of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Christy Harris and husband, Rodney of Bear Creek, Tracy Cox and wife, Crystal of Bear Creek, Gina Lindley and husband, Jamie of Silk Hope, Brad Moody and wife, Jennifer of Bennett, Ricky Moody of Bear Creek, Branson Scott of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, John Mark Beal, Jaycee Dooley, Preston Cox, Tanner Dooley and Maisy Moody.
The family received friends Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home.  The funeral was held Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church, 1269 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Bear Creek with Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Phil Nelson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

ROBERT HOWARD “WHITEY” POE
Robert Howard “Whitey” Poe, 55, of Silk Hope Road, Siler City died Monday, February 29, 2016.
Mr. Poe was born in Chatham County on August 31, 1960, the son of Howard G. and Barbara Jean (Stinson) Poe.    He was a 1979 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and was employed by Hardin’s Florist as a delivery driver.  Whitey was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, field sports, water sports and traveling.  Some of his greatest pleasures were times spent with family and watching his children play ball.
He is survived by one daughter, Madison Elizabeth Poe; one son, Zachary James Poe, both of Siler City; parents, Howard “Junie” and Barbara (Stinson) Poe of Siler City; two sisters, Rhonda Poe Stevens and husband, Jeff of Ramseur, Donna Poe Owensby and husband, Gary of Siler City; two brothers, Michael Poe and wife, Cheryl of Bear Creek, Steven Doug Poe of Siler City; and significant other, Sherry Johnson Allen.
The family received friends Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at the home of his parents.
The funeral was held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Rodney Powell officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone for their support and prayers, especially, Lora Nixon and Denise Scott.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to PNC Bank, Madison and Zach Poe Educational Account, 100 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUBY WILLETTE ANDREW
Ruby Willette Andrew, 96, of Asheboro, formerly of Siler City, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Hospice of Randolph County, Asheboro.
Mrs. Andrew was born at home in Bear Creek on October 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Austin and Callie (Brooks) Willette.
She was a native of Chatham County. Ruby and her husband A. J. were the owners/operators of Friendly Cleaners and The Sewing Basket. She was an excellent seamstress, cook, and was a people person. Ruby was a graduate of Goldston High School and the last surviving member of her class. She was also a graduate of Burlington Business School.  Ruby enjoyed working in her flowers and crafts. She was an active member of Siler City Chapel and attended as long as her health permitted.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, A. J. Andrew;   two brothers, Theron and Curry Willette; a sister, Betty Jean Caviness; grandsons, Jimmy Cotner and Kenneth Wilson, and son-in-law, Jimmy Underwood.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn A. Cotner (Thomas) of Siler City; Kay A. Ellison (Jim) of Asheboro, Ruth A. Underwood of Burlington;  a sister, Virginia  W. Coley (Bobby) of Asheboro;  grandchildren Debbie Chriscoe (James),  Mark Ellison (Tori),  Karen Moss (Brian), Ron Wilson (Sharon) and Steve Wilson; great-grandchildren, Riley Culberson (Candace),  Ricky Culberson (Rebecca), Janice Chriscoe,  Will and Troy Moss,  Morgan,  Natalie, Corey, Seth, Noah and Lucy Wilson; great-great-grandchildren, Owen and Haley Culberson; and sister-in-law, Betty Willette of Siler City.
The family receivef friends Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral followed on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gary Mason and Dr. Mark Ellison officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN ALLEN HONBARGER
John Allen Honbarger, 91,of Siler City passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Honbarger was a
native of Rowan County and was born April 21, 1924,  the son of  Lonnie H. and Louise Julian Honbarger. John was a 1942 graduate of Siler City High School. He worked for Siler City Pharmacy and Family Pharmacy. He was a member of Oakley Baptist Church where he was a deacon. John was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Texie Honbarger and brother, William H. Honbarger.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Smith Honbarger, of the home; nieces, Clair Westin and husband Walt, Frances Burger and husband Rob, both of Richmond VA;  nephew, Keith Smith and wife Sandy of Asheboro; four great-nieces and two great-nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016 at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City with Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice or Oakley Baptist Church.
On line condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

March 3, 2016

WILLIAM “BILL” FRANK JONES, JR.
William “Bill” Frank Jones, Jr, 62, of Sanford, died Monday, (02-22-2016) at his home.
Mr. Jones was born 01-07-1954, in Sumter, S.C. to late Willie Frank and Elizabeth Stone Jones. He was a truck driver.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Gladys Elaine Jones;children,  Scott Jones Pamela Jones, both of the home, Jimmy Godfrey of Sanford; Paula Jones of Carthage, Carolyn Jones, Linda Buchanan and Jean Godfrey, all of Sanford; brothers, Ronnie Jones of Apex, Steven Jones of Sanford; sisters, Donna Brown of Southern Pines, Gloria Thompson of Sanford, Cheryl Bird Jones of Lillington; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

JOHN JEFFREY LEE  
Mr. John Jeffrey Lee, 47, of Siler City passed away Tuesday (02-23-2016) at Duke Hospital in Durham.
Funeral services were held  Saturday (02-27-2016) at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity United Holy Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mr. Lee was born 07-
26-1968 to Billy John and Mary S. Lee. He was preceded in death by his brother Tony.  He attended Chatham High School and was employed at Carolina Poultry. He had attended Holy Trinity U.H.C.
Survivors include his parents, Billy and Mary Lee of Siler City; and one sister, Candy Lee.

SARAH ARLENE PHILLIPS MOLL
Mrs. Sarah Arlene Phillips Moll, 87, of Sanford,  died Wednesday, (02-24-2016) at her home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (03-01-2016) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Moll was born in Watsontown, Pa., on 06-15-1928.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Moll and her parents, Ward and Mable Boudman Phillips.
She is survived by her son, Donald Phillip Moll of Roxboro.
Make online condo-
lences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES DODSON HACKNEY
Frances Dodson Hackney, 94, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (02-24-2016) at Keller’s Oakhaven Nursing Home.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (02-27-2016) at Grace Chapel  at 2 p.m. Burial followed in Shallow Well Cemetery.
Mrs. Hackney was born in Danville, VA, 02-19-1922  to the late Charlie and Bertha Angus Washington Dodson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Albert Joseph Hackney and a daughter, Janet Schronce.
Survivers include her daughter, Penny Thomas of Sanford;   six grand-children, eleven great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Make memorial donations to Grace Chapel Church Building Fund or the Helping Hands Clinic in Sanford.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BETTY LOU DALE CROSBY
Betty Lou Dale Crosby, 87, of Siler City died Saturday, (02-27-2016).
The funeral was held Wednesday, (03-02-2016) at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Apostolic Faith with Rev. Joe Barnhill officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.
Mrs. Crosby was born in Iager, WV on 02-29- 1928, the daughter of Oscar William and Lillian (Keaton) Dale.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Siler City Church of Jesus of Apostolic Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Clarence Crosby; son, Douglas Crosby and her parents.
Survivors include daughters, Bertha Ann Howard of Huntington, WV, Peggy Lou Maynard of Ashland, KY, Brenda Sue Hudson of Siler City,  Cathy Lynn Sheppard of Kernersville; sons, Clarence Robert Crosby of Iceland, Robert Lee Crosby of Branchland, WV, Wilfred Crosby and Michael Crosby, both of Siler City; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Lighthouse Christian School Computer Fund, PO Box 1020, Siler City, NC  27344.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NAOMI A. McCRIMMON
Naomi A. McCrimmon, 79, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday, (02-25-2016 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

SHERRY JOSEY STREET
Sherry Josey Street, died Tuesday (02-23-2016) at home.
A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday (02-27-2016) at New Hope Church in Sanford with Pastor Nate Marriner officiating.
Sherry was born February 9, 1969, the daughter of Lonnie Little Josey and Norma Clapp Josey. She attended Chatham Central High School and was a graduate of Central Carolina Community College. She had been a dog groomer and K9 trainer. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Lynn Josey.
Survivors include her mother of Sanford; brothers, Bucky Josey, Sr. of Bear Creek, Ben Josey of Liberty; and sister, April Josey Brady of Sanford.

ROBERT EARL  HUNDLEY
Mr. Robert Earl Hundley, 74, of Robbins, passed away on Sunday, (02-28-2016).
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, (03-02-2016) at Bethel Church of God, with Pastor Larry May and Dr. Ron Chaney officiating.  The family recieved friends at the church from 1 to 2:45, prior to the service. Burial followed at the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Robert was born in Rockingham County, in 1941, son of the late Cyrus Russell Hundley and Delia Maude Duncan. He retired from Luck’s Food. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and his son, Earl Ray Hundley.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Esther Dunlap Hundley of the home; daughters, Cheryl Prince of Franklinville, Donna Perry of Robbins, Robyn Hunt of Seagrove; sister, Margaret Neal of Robbins; brothers, Butch Hundley of Essex, Md., Kenneth Hundley of Seagrove, Donnie Hundley of Ramseur, Michael Hundley of Kentucky;  eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Joyce Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89,  Bennett, N.C. 27208, to aid with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be offered at: www.joycebradychapel.com .

JOHN WYNNSORE HAMER, III
Mr.  John Wynnsore Hamer, III, “Ray”, 73, of Siler City, died Monday, (02-15-2016) at U.N.C Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A memorial graveside service will be held sometime in the spring.
John was born in Chatham County in 1942, son of the late John W. Hamer, Jr. and Louise L. Marley. A 1964 graduate of Appalachian State, he worked for British Petroleum (BP), as an accountant for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Hamer and Christopher Hamer, both of Seveirville, TN; and a brother, James E. Hamer of Leicester, N.C.
Memorials be made to The First Wesleyan Church % Pastor Don,   608 N.Third Avenue,     Siler City, N.C. 27344 or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be offered at: www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett, N.C. is honored to serve the Hamer family.

OMETA BELLE HUSSEY BROOKS
Ometa Belle Hussey Brooks, 85, of  Bear Creek died Sunday, (02-28-2016) at Siler City Center.
A graveside service  will be held Thursday, (03-03-2016) at 11 a.m.  at Chatham Memorial Park, with Tim Gessner and Ron Randolph officiating.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Moore County on October 6, 1930, the daughter of Duff and Minnie (Brady) Hussey.  She worked for over 30 years at Selig Manufacturing in the cutting department.  Ometa was a member of Siler City Gospel Hall where she was a former Sunday School teacher and nursery worker.  She
was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Brooks, her parents, brothers, Landis, Burlin, Otis Hussey; and sister, Omie Lou Upchurch.
Surviving is a  daughter, Nancy Brooks Ellis of Bear Creek; a son, Larry H. Brooks of Siler City; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenny Hussey of High Falls.
The family received friends Wednesday, (03-02-2016) from 6 to 8 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home,
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JANET GAY  HIGDON HUFFMAN
Janet Gay Higdon Huffman, of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, (02-24-2016).
A graveside service was held Saturday, (02-27-2016), at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Thomas presiding.
Mrs. Huffman was born in Lee County, on June 14, 1962, to Mae Rene Bodenhamer Higdon and the late William Higdon.  She was a social worker for special needs people.
Surviving relatives include her mother Mae Rene Thomas of Sanford; her son, Jacob Dean Huffman and  daughter, Rian Huffman, both of Gastonia; sisters, Sandra Higdon Hart and Debbie Rollins, both  of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

HESTER HATCHER RUSSELL  
Hester Hatcher Russell formerly of Sanford passed  away Wednesday, (02-24-2016) in Asheboro.
A private family grave-side service will be held at Buffalo Cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late Ellis and Sallie Mae Hatcher of Richmond County. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis P. Russell. She had been an active member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church. She was retired from the Lee County Enrichment Center.
She is survived by sons, Larry Russell and Bruce Russell, both of Sanford; Mark Russell of Rocky Mount; daughters Susan Lacy of Wake Forest, Gail Dubis of Asheboro; eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild; brothers, Stan Hatcher and Dalton Hatcher, both of Rockingham, Ellis Hatcher, Jr. of Charlotte; and sister, Nina Moore of Rockingham.
Memorials may be made to Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 West Main Street, Sanford, N.C. 27330 or Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC. 27203.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

DONALD BRUCE ZORN
Donald Bruce Zorn, 79, of Chapel Hill in Chatham County died Sunday (02-28-2016).
Arrangements are in the
care of the Cremation
Society NC. www.CremationSocietyNC.com

JAMES CLIFTON BROWN  
James Clifton Brown, 81, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Brown was the son of Reuben Brown and Melissa Purvis Brown. He was born in Randolph County, N. C. on March 22, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, Sarah Brown, who raised him and whom he loved dearly, an infant son, James Clifton Brown, Jr. and brothers, Wilburn Brown, Stacy Brown and J. H. Brown.
Clifton is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Etta Williams Brown of the home; sons, James Keith Brown and partner, Eric Diefenbach of New York, NY; Jeffery Brown and wife, Deanna Brown of Siler City; daughter,  Sarah Brown Moody and husband, Terry Moody of Siler City; twelve grandchildren, Scarlett Spencer, Alex Moody, James Andrew Moody, Stephen Moody, Laura Moody, McKayla Brown, Mary Grace Brown, Tyler Brown, Grant Brown, Madison Brown, Emma Brown and Bennett Brown;  one great grandchild, Brody Dowd; sister, Leah Brown Short, whom he loved dearly, of Bennett; two sisters-in-law, Rachel Creek, Jearline Brown; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brown was a graduate of Bennett High School where he played football, basketball and baseball and once scored over 50 points in one basketball game. After high school, he served as a military policeman at Fort Jackson, S. C. After military service, Mr. Brown worked for 20 years at Kellwood Hosiery Mill in Siler City. He then went on to work as a supervisor at Rampon Hosiery Mill in Asheboro, N. C. and Acme McCrary Hosiery Mill in Siler City for almost 30 years.
Clifton was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and served on many committees. He enjoyed gardening, walking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a good husband, wonderful father and very loving grandfather. He always loved doing for others, especially the elderly and never met a stranger. He was always there for his family and made everyone feel loved. Clifton was a very special man.
The family received visitors at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home Monday February 29, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at Loves Creek Baptist Church, Siler City, N. C. Tuesday March 1, 2016 at2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
Thanks to caregivers Mary Maldonado, Pontip Beck and Liberty Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Loves Creek Baptist Church or Chatham County Council on Aging.
On line condolences may be made at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

February 25, 2016

JOHN TIMOTHY “TIM” MUNDY
John Timothy (Tim) Mundy, 47, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (02-17-2016), at Duke University Hospital in Durham.
A celebration of Tim’s life was conducted at Crossroads Ministries at 4 p.m. Saturday, (02-20-2016) with Pastor John Sauls, II, Pastor John Sauls, III and Pastor Mark Whitfield officiating. A private burial will precede the services.
Mr. Mundy was born May 27, 1968, in Richland County, S.C. to Marjorie Donice Long Mundy and the late James Pennington Mundy.  He was a member of the Crossroads Ministries Worship Arts Band.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Marjorie Long Mundy of Broadway; his wife, Christie Lane Mundy of the home; a son, Matthew Edward Mundy of Broadway; step-daughter, Ariel Sibbett of Sanford; brother, Jimmy Mundy, Jr of Sanford; sisters, Jennifer Mundy Turlington of Lillington; and Jodie Mundy Shirley of Seneca, S.C.
A celebration of Tim’s life will be conducted at Crossroads Ministries at 4 p.m. Saturday, (02-20-2016) with Pastor John Sauls, II, Pastor John Sauls, III and Pastor Mark Whitfield officiating. A private burial will precede the services.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
ronfuneralhome.com.

MARY JO CAMPBELL CRAIG
Mary Jo Campbell Craig passed away Friday, (02-05-2016).
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday (02-08-2016) at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon officiating.
Mrs Craig was born March 7, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Pearl Campbell. She was a native of Lee County. A member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, she served in the prayer ministry there. She retired from Home Interiors and Gifts after 25 years. In addition to her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband Lynn Wilson Craig, Sr.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheralyn Johnson Tyndall of Pittsboro; sons, Lynn Craig of Florida, Frank Craig of Georgia, Joe Craig of Siler City; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ester Wicker of Sanford; and brother, Warren Campbell of South Carolina.
Memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1094 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,
Siler City, NC 27344.
Make online condolences to: www.rogerspickard.com.

HAZEL IRENE  HOLDER GIBSON
Mrs. Hazel Irene Holder Gibson, 74, of Aberdeen, died Thursday, (02-18-2016), at her home.
Services were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, (02-20-2016)  with Rev. Gregg Newton and Pastor Troy Wiley officiating.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Gibson was born in Moore County,  on November 29, 1941, to the late Hardin Frank Holder and Cassie Leona Doby Holder.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Childress and Dorothy Everhart and four brothers, Jack, Manuel, Junior, and Bobby Holder.
She is survived by sons, Melvin Olen Ross of Aberdeen,  Michael Evert Ross of Cameron, Gerald Wayne Gibson of Raeford; daughter, Sharon Maines of Aberdeen, ; sisters, Ruby Edwards of Vass, Carolyn Smith of New Paris, Ohio, Shirley Holder of Carthage; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Make condolences at:
www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

PATRICIA ANN KNOTT STRICKLAND
Patricia Ann Knott Strickland, 77, of Sanford, died Friday, (02-19-2016).
A celebration of Life service was held at Grace Chapel Church on Sunday, (02-21-2016) at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joel Murr officiating.    A private burial will follow at a later date.
Mrs. Strickland was born in Person County, December 11, 1938, to the late Clarence Edward Knott and Hassie Williams Knott.  She was cafeteria manager for several years at Grace Christian School.
She is survived by her husband Delano Strickland of the home; sons, Dale Strickland of Ocean Isle Beach, Allan Strickland of Sanford; daughters, Teresa Patterson of Broadway, Kathy Roberts of Sanford; brothers, Douglas Knott and Larry Knott, both of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Carolyn Arnold of Fuquay-Varina, Brenda Manor of Richmond, VA; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Memorials can be made to the Grace Chapel Church Building Fund, Grace Christian School and/or Annie Belle Register Missionary Society, all at 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Sanford, NC  27332.
Make condolences at:
www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

DEBBY WELCH BRAFFORD
Debby Welch Brafford, 57, of  Bear Creek died Saturday, (02-20-2016) at her home.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (02-24-2016) at 4 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Donald Burns and Rev. Ira Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Brafford was born in Lee County, January 16, 1959, the daughter of Marvin Lee Welch, Sr. and Ruby Hazel Rosser Welch. A graduate of Chatham Central High School, Debby was employed with Static Control for 22 years. She attended Asbury United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, James E. Brafford of the home; sons, Johnny Brafford of the home, Brian Beauchamp of Raleigh; sister, Jane W. Terrell of Bear Creek; brother, Marvin Lee Welch, Jr. of Bear Creek; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Make condolences at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

THEO JANICE BLACKWOOD PENDERGRAPH
Theo Janice Blackwood Pendergraph, 74, of Pittsboro died Monday, (02-22-2016) at UNC Hospitals.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (02-25-2016) from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Rock Spring Baptist Church. The memorial service will follow at 1 with Pastor Tommy Faust presiding. Burial will follow at a later date.
Mrs. Pendergraph was born in Orange County on May 25, 1941 to the late Theodore James “Buddy” Blackwood and Floy Valentine Maynor. She was also preceded in death by her husband Bobby Pendergraph and a sister Polly Milliken.
Surviving relatives include sons, Terry Pendergraph and Kevin Pendergraph, both of Pittsboro; daughter, Tracy Pendergraph of Pittsboro; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Blackwood Multerer of Whigham, GA.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to The American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Dr. #100, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

WAYNE GROVER SPIVEY
Wayne Grover Spivey, 79, of Sanford, died Monday, (02-22-2016), at his home.
The family received friends at Swann Station Baptist Church, Wednesday, (02-24-2016) from 1 to 2 p.m.   The funeral service was held  at 2 p.m. with Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating.  Burial followed in the Cameron Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Spivey was born July 27, 1936 in Harnett County to late Earl Spivey and Mae Bolin Spivey.  He was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 61 years, Frances Williams Spivey of the home; and brother, Ronnie Gilbert “Gib” Spivey of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Swann Station Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 7592 NC Hwy 87 S., Sanford, NC  27332.
Make online condol-ences at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

February 18,2016

CAROLYN MENSCH MOODY
Carolyn Mensch Moody, 66, of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-26-2016) at UNC. Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, (02-20-2016) at 2 p.m. at Providence Methodist Church.

WINNIE JOHNSON BUCHANAN
Mrs. Winnie Genevieve Johnson Buchanan, 84, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (02-09-2016) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral was held at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church Saturday, (02-13-2016) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Wood presiding.  Burial followed in Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Buchanan was born in Lee County, on July 16, 1931, to the late James Monroe Johnson and Winnie Wadsworth Johnson. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Thomas Elton Buchanan and Dan Powell; brothers, Clarence, Lewis, J. P. and William (Bill) Johnson; sisters, Eloise Corbett and Pearl Matthews.  She was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.  A graduate of Sanford Business College, she retired as a dental   assistant.
Survivors include sons,
Tommy Buchanan, Richard Buchanan, and Sam Buchanan, all of Sanford; one step-son, Robert Powell of Sanford; seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild and nine great grandchildren.
Make online condo-lences at: www.bridges cameronfuneral.com.

SHIRLEY TEAGUE GABARD
Shirley Teague Gabard, 68, of  Asheboro died Thursday, (02-11-2016) at Randolph Hospice House.
The funeral was held Sunday, (02-14-2016) at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Strider officiating.  Burial followed in Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Gabard was born in Chatham County on May 1, 1947, the daughter of James “Smokey” and Ruby O’Neal Teague.  She had been employed as a weaver with Asheboro Elastics.
Survivors include
daughters, Sandra Stanley of Asheboro, Sherry Welch of Bennett; six grandchildren, three  great-grandchildren; and step- brother, Tommy Teague of Carthage.
Make online condo-lences at:  www.pugh funeralhome.com.

  VERNON NELSON MILLIKEN
Mr. Vernon N. Milliken, 63, formerly of Pittsboro passed away Monday (02-08-2016) in Villarica, Georgia.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, (02-12-2016) at 2 p.m. at Golden Memorial United Methodist Church in Douglasville, GA, with Dr. Gregory Williams officiating. Interment was held at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro.
Mr. Milliken was born November 19, 1952 in Pittsboro to Samuel Milliken, Sr. and Maggie Brooks Milliken.   A graduate of Pittsboro High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. He worked with Lockheed Martin Corporation after that.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Magdalene Brooks Milliken Henson.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Ann Hall Milliken of 39 years; son, Vernon Milliken, Jr.; daughters, Valenchia Johnson, Va’Chela Teasley; three grandsons, two granddaughters; sisters, Barbara Milliken, Lucy Milliken; and brothers, Samuel Milliken, Jr., Wade Milliken, and Ralph Milliken.

THEODORE “TED” PHILLIPS, SR.
Mr. Theodore “Ted” Franklin Phillips, Sr., 91, of Bennett, died Thursday, (02-11-2016) at  his home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, (02-14-2016) at High Falls Wesleyan Church with Rev. Roger Riffe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Ted was born in Moore County in 1924, son of the late William E. Phillips and Tempa Viola Brady. He served with the United States Army in World War II as a member of the 3rd Army, 4th Armored Division/10th Armored Infantry Division. During his service in combat Ted was wounded twice and was awarded two Purple Hearts, The Silver and Bronze Stars for Valor as well as three bronze service stars. He was a lifetime poultry farmer, and  a life member of V.F.W. Post 7318 in Southern Pines.
A member of High Falls Wesleyan Church, he served as church treasurer and was caretaker of the cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters and a grandson.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bronna K. Phillips of the home; sons, Ted Phillips, Jr. and Darrell Phillips, both of Bennett; daughters, Brenda P. Moon of Bennett and Linda P. Horton of Pinehurst; ten grandchildren, and  eight great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials to the V.F.W. Post 7318, Southern Pines  615 S. Page St., Southern Pines, N.C. 28387; The Randolph County Honor Guard,  P.O. Box 1672,   Asheboro, N.C. 27204; or High Falls Wesleyan Church, General Fund,   231 Phillips Rd., Bennett, N.C. 27208.
Make online condol-ences at: www.joycebrady chapel.com.

MILDRED BREWER FREEMAN
Mildred Brewer Freeman, 86, of Bear Creek died Friday, (02-12-2016)at her residence.
The funeral was held Sunday, (02-14-2016) at 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. David Hicks officiating.  Burial followed in the  Freeman Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Freeman was born in Chatham County on July 6, 1929, the daughter of Kenny H. and Alma (Hicks) Brewer.  She had been employed by Glendale Hosiery and was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Willie C. Freeman of Bear Creek; daughters, Janice Lambert Kathy Hefner, Ann Ray, all of Bear Creek, Tina Gaines of Goldston, Betty Stephens of Wendell; sisters, Mary Ann Hutchins of Coleridge, Doris Jordan of Bear Creek; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grand children and one step-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NONA ANN DALRYMPLE
Nona Ann Dalrymple, 82, of Enterprise, AL, passed away Thursday,  (02-11-2016) at Oakview Manor in Ozark, AL.
A service was held Sunday, (02-14-2016) at
2 p.m. in the Chapel at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Ann was laid to rest at Flat Springs Baptist Church following the service.
Ann Dalrymple was born in Dallas, TX on February 11, 1934 to the late Maudie Leona Tapp and Forest F. Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Carlton Leroy Dalrymple and a son, Gary Lynn Dalrymple.
Survivors include sons, Silas Leroy Dalrymple of Enterprise, AL, Carl Udell Dalrymple of Woodburn, IN;  daughters, Nona Jean Ekman  of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Ann Merrill of Portland, OR; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:   www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

GLEN RAY BEAL
Glen Ray Beal, 71, of Sanford died Tuesday, (02-16-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, (02-18-2016) at 2 p.m. at Carbonton United Methodist Church Cemetery with Mike Seawell officiating.
Mr. Beal was born in Chatham County, September 1, 1944, the son of Glen and Ethel (Mashburn) Beal. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Billy and Dean Beal.
He is survived by one brother, Terry E. Beal of Goldston.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

BARBARA ANN YODER NEWTON
Barbara Ann Yoder Newton, 82, of Sanford, died Friday, (02-12-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
There will be a private service at a later date.
Mrs. Newton was born in Reading, PA, on May 13, 1933, to the late Scott Yoder and Myrtle Seidel Yoder.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jerome Newton.
Surviving relatives include her son, David Newton of Cameron; daughter, Kim Taylor of Sanford; brothers,  Gene Yoder and Scott Yoder, both of Reading, PA; sisters, Alegra Grabey and Shirley Mae Yoder, both of Reading, PA; four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES VIRGINIA KRAUSE SCHOENLEIN
Frances Virginia Krause Schoenlein, 76, of Cameron,  passed away Friday, (02-12-2016), at her home.
She was born on January 2, 1940, in Albany, N.Y. to the late Edward Krause and Wanda Thomas Krouse.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Stefan Price.  She graduated from Voorheesville High School in Voorheesville, N.Y. and Mildred Elly School in Albany, N.Y.  She retired from the Roman Catholic Diocese in Albany, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband, John J. Schoenlein; a son, Thomas Albert Warner; a daughter, Susan Price; brothers, Edward Krause and Eugene Krause; grandsons, two grandchildren and a great grandson.
In lieu of flowers, play a round of golf, because that is what she would be doing.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

MARJORIE SPENCE BRADY  
Burlington – Marjorie Anne Spence Brady, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a native of Chatham County and the wife of 58 years to John David Brady who survives.
Marjorie was a home-maker and member of Grove Park Baptist Church. She was a member of the church choir and the Bykota Sunday School class. She worked in the nursery for many years where she shared her love for children. Marjorie enjoyed flower gardening and was an avid baseball fan supporting her children in their athletic pursuits. She was a loving and devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, John David Brady of the home; daughters, Kim Brady (Barry) Bandy of Burlington, Karen Brady (Tim) Perry of Elon; son, Scott David (Debbie) Brady of Elon; grandchildren, Chip (Kelley) Euliss, Jim Euliss, Stuart Euliss and fiance’, Megan Debelius, Spence Perry and Davis Brady; and a brother, Ed (Becky)  Spence, III of Siler City. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Edmund Spence, Jr. and Anne Louise Hollar Spence.
The Brady family would like to thank Marjorie’s special care giver, Darlene Culberson and the nurses and staff of Hospice and Home Care Providers for their kind and compassionate care during Marjorie’s illness.
A service to celebrate her life was held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Grove Park Baptist Church by Rev. Rodger Roach and Rev. David Morton, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Saturday at the church and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Jay Spence Memorial Fund, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220, Durham, NC 27701.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

FRANCES WRIGHT CHEEK
Frances Wright Cheek, 76, of Bennett was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services will be
held at  3 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016, at South Fork Friends Meeting, Snow Camp, with Rev. Andrew Needham and Rev. Todd Brown officiating.  Burial
will follow in the church cemetery.
Frances was a native of Chatham County, retired with Kellwood Manufacturing after 47 years of service and a member of South Fork Friends Meeting. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Cheek, Sr., her parents, Rollin Elwood and Eva Hadley Wright, and her sisters, Madge W. Culberson and Meredith W. “Buddy” Johnson.
Frances dearly loved her surviving sons, Randy Cheek and wife Janice, David Cheek and wife Joan, and Mike Cheek, all of Coleridge; sisters, Myrl Johnson of Pittsboro, Flora “Pud” Jordan of Snow Camp; grandchildren, Aaron Cheek, Jason Cheek, (wife Shannon), Brandon Cheek, Britney Cheek, Jana Cheek, Adam Cheek, Cody Cheek, Casie Leonard, (husband Justin), and great-grandchildren, Allie Cheek and Austin Leonard.
Visitation will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur and other times at the home of Randy and Janice Cheek, 7748 Lanes Mill Road, Bennett.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends Meeting, 3159 South Fork Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

February 11, 2016

JEAN O. KNIGHT
Jean O.  Knight, 70, of Sanford died Wednesday, (02-03-2016).
The memorial service was held at Emmaus Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, (02-06-2016) with Pastor Steve Moore officiating.
Mrs. Knight was born October 7, 1945, the daughter of the late Henry Redford Odom and Ara Ethel Odom. She was a native of Chatham County.   She attended Emmaus Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday school class.  Jean is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother.
She is survived by daughters, Angela K. Lowe, Rebecca K. Shepard; son, Robbie Neal Knight; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC  27330.
Make online condol-ences at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

GLENDA COBLE BARBER
Glenda Coble Barber, 60, of Carthage passed away at UNC Hospitals on Wednesday, (02-03-2016).
A memorial service will be held Saturday, (02-06-2016) at 2 p.m. at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
Mrs. Barber was born in Alamance County on May 11, 1955, to the late Lamont Coble and Shirley Hunt Coble. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Coble, brothers, Lamont Coble, Van Lloyd, and sister Vicki Coble.
She is survived by her husband Jimmy Wayne Barber; daughters, Teresa Markham of Pittsboro, Joyce Barber of Carthage; sister, Sarah Harggard of Lillington; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, 396 West Street Pittsboro, NC 27312 to help with the funeral expenses.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

MICHAEL F. “MIKE” WATSON
Michael F. “Mike” Watson, 61, of  Goldston died Saturday, (02-06-2016) at his home.
A memorial service will follow at a later date.
Mike was born on July 17, 1954 in Chatham County, the son of Benjamin N. and Treva (Foster) Watson. He was an Army Veteran and was employed with Bear Creek Arsenal. Mike was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jackie Klinger Watson; mother, Treva (Foster) Watson; sister, Becky Watson of Quincy, MA; and brother, Benny Watson of Bear Creek,.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GRACE OLDHAM DOWDY
Grace Oldham Dowdy, 97, of Bear Creek, died Thursday, (02-04-2016) at Sanford Health & Rehab.
The funeral was held Sunday, (02-07-2016) at 3 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Clark Davis, Rev. Mike Harper, and Rev. David Hicks officiating.  Burial followed in the Oldham Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Dowdy was born in Chatham County on October 12, 1918 the daughter of Henry and Mattie (Fisher) Oldham.  Grace was a member of Antioch Christian Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Dowdy; her parents; sisters, Gladys Womble, Mable Lemons; brothers, J. B Oldham and John Oldham.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy D. Hart; son: Thomas Dowdy, both of Bear Creek; sisters, Frances O. Johnson of Bear Creek, Inez O. Dowd of Siler City; brother,  Eugene Oldham of Bear Creek; and five grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GARY CHARLES WAY
Mr. Gary Charles Way, 64, of Sanford, died Thursday, (02-04-2016), at Westfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sanford.
A memorial service was held Monday, (02-08-2016), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating.
Mr. Way was born May 21, 1951, in Lee County, to the late Jack and Helen Roberson Way.  He is survived by a sister, Loraine Way Hockaday of Sanford; and a brother, Bailey Way of Lumber Bridge.
Memorials may be made to the Gary Charles Way Memorial Fund, c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, N.C.  27332.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.
com.

SADIE LOUISE MOORE FRAZIER
Sadie Louise Moore Frazier, 73, of Sanford, died Saturday, (02-06-2016) at her home.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (02-11-2016), at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Johnathan Newton presiding.  Burial will follow in Lee Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Frazier was born in Fuquay-Varina, on October 20, 1942, to the late John Moore and Mattie Bell Baker Moore.  She was retired from Pentair.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Bonnie Lee Jackson and Richard Leon Frazier; brothers, Alvin, William and Horace Moore; and a son, Andrew Lee Jackson.
Sadie is survived by her husband, Robert Keith Frazier of the home; son, John Allen Jackson of Cameron; daughters, Patricia Shorb of Broadway, Alicia Brewer of Cameron; a brother, Walter Moore, Sr. of Cameron and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (02-10-2016), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.
com.

MAXINE RIGGSBEE WHITAKER
Margaret Maxine Riggsbee Whitaker, age 83, of Bynum died Friday (02-05-2016) at UNC Hospitals.
The funeral service was held Tuesday (02-09-2016) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cody Charland presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Whitaker was born in Chatham County on March 17, 1932 to the late Talton Riggsbee and Emmie Clark Riggsbee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Whitaker, grand-son Dustin Dawson, brothers, J.T. Riggsbee, Clyde Riggsbee, and sisters, Christine Herndon and Gretchen Perkins.
Surviving is a daughter, Cherene Dawson of Pittsboro.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

CARLOS HUMBERTO TOMAS GARCIA
Carlos Humberto Tomas Garcia, 27, of Siler City died Sunday, (02-07-2016).
The funeral will be held Saturday (02-13-2016) at 2 p.m. at Lirio De Los Valles with Juan Castillo officiating.  Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Carlos was born in Guatemala on July 16, 1988, the son of Marcos Tomas Perez and Teresa Garcia.  He had worked at McDonalds and attended Lirio De los Valles.
He is survived by his parents,  Marcos Tomas Perez  and Teresa Garcia;  sisters, Doris Tomas and Yeimi Tomas; brothers, Benny Tomas and Geovanni Tomas,  all of Siler City; and his grandmother, Ana Perez of Guatemala
The family will receive friends Saturday, (02-13-2016) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lirio De Los Valles, .
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

PAULINE McDONALD ATKINS
Pauline McDonald Atkins, 97, of Sanford, died Saturday, (02-06-2016) at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, (02-10-2016) at 2 p.m. at Lamms Grove Cemetery with Chaplain Joel Cameron presiding.
Mrs. Atkins was born in Lee County, on May 19, 1918, to the late W.A. McDonald and Molly Talbot McDonald.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouses, Claude Carlye and Joe Atkins; sons, William Carlye and Larry Carlye; daughters, Carol Dickens and Elizabeth “Lib” Lane; and a grandson, Kenny Layne.
Mrs.  Atkins is survived by a daughter, Judy Vila of Cameron; fifteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may  be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

HELEN LEMON McCLINTOCK
Helen Lemon McClintock 80, of Siler City died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Siler City Center.
A celebration of life service will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 8  p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.
Helen was born September 1, 1935 to Lee and Fannie Lemon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Patricia Brewer and a sister, Bobbie McAuley.
She is survived by two sons, Dewey Ferguson and Kenneth Ferguson; sister, Zoe Ann Herring; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

EMANUEL STEIN
Chapel Hill –  Emanuel Stein, resident of Carolina Meadows Retirement Community, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 97.   His friends in Chatham and Orange counties, where he lived since moving from New Jersey 35 years ago, knew him as ‘Manny.
Survivors include his wife, Irma; his four children, Susan, Alan, Annabelle and Noah; and two grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at:
www.hudsonfuneral
home.com.

BRENDA ANNETTE MORRISON HART
Brenda Annette Morrison Hart, age 67, of Gulf, went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 5, 2016, surrounded by her family at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
Mrs. Hart was born in Lee County, on June 24, 1948 to the late Robert Lee Morrison and Sarah Bridges Morrison.  She worked as a caregiver in the Home Health Care field.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sisters, Emma Jean Caviness and Barbara Fields; brothers, Leon and Donnie Morrison; and a grandson, Mark William Aschenauer.
Brenda is survived by her husband Charlie Hart of the home; sons, Tommy Hart and wife Lisa of Gulf, Jason Hart and wife Melissa of Gulf; a daughter, Jane Aschenauer and husband Mark of Gulf; a sister, Pearl Canterbury of Bear Creek; a special aunt, Betty Gunter; eight grandchildren, Garrett, Justin, Tori, Colin, Jordan, Emma Grace, Charlee Hart, Ronnie Aschenauer; and a furry friend “Bootsie”.
The family received friends Monday, February 8, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral was held Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Leslie Puryear and Rev. Willard Neal presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Bethany Baptist Cemetery Fund, PO Box 91, Gulf, NC  27256.
Condolences may be made at:   www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc., Sanford.

PEGGY JEAN NALL FOUSHEE
Peggy Jean Nall Foushee, 73, of Pittsboro-Goldston Road, Bear Creek died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Siler City Center following several months of declining health.
Mrs. Foushee was born in Moore County on November 29, 1942, the daughter of William G. and Mary Lee (Malone) Nall.  She was retired from Kayser-Roth and a lifetime member of Horseshoe Presbyterian Church.  She had served as clerk and treasurer for 30 years and taught the Children’s Sunday School Class and was a member of the
Adult Sunday School Class.  Peggy enjoyed cooking, making wedding cakes, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and time spent with her family and at church.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Randy Nall.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William “Buddy’ T. Foushee of Bear Creek; son, Jesse Thomas Foushee and wife Tonya of Stone-ville; grandson, Joseph Lynn Foushee and wife Tiffany of Siler City; mother, Mary Lee Malone Nall of Siler City; sister, Brenda Lee Thompson of Sanford; and brother: William “ Bill” James Nall of Sanford.
The family received friends Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler
City and other times at the home of her brother,
6942 NC Hwy 42 Carbonton Road, Sanford.
The funeral will be Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, 1540 S. Carbonton Road, Sanford with Rev. Tom Currie and Rev. Clark Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Community Home
Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, c/o Betsy Murphy, Paschal Road, Glendon, NC  27325.
Make online condolences at: www. pughfuneralhome.com.

February 4, 2016

CAROLYN MENSCH MOODY
Carolyn Mensch Moody, 66, of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-26-2016) at UNC Hospitals.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Moody was born in Chatham County on April 4, 1949 the daughter of Wayne F. and Loraine (Malone) Mensch.  Carolyn attended Providence Independent Methodist Church and was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School where she completed the cosmetology course.  She was the owner/operator of Look-N-Good Hair Salon.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, David F. Moody, Sr. of the home; son, David F. Moody, Jr. of Siler City; sisters, Becky M. Jones of Greensboro, Marty Mensch of Siler City; brothers, Frank Mensch, Jr. of Burlington, and  Billy Ray Mensch of Siler City.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

MICHAEL BAINE DOWDY
Michael Baine Dowdy, 67, of Sanford, died Sunday, (01-24-2016) at his home.
A memorial service  was held Friday, (01-29-2016), at 3 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.
Mr. Dowdy was born on April 19, 1948, in Lee County, to the late Hezza Kie Dowdy, Jr. and Mildred O’Quinn Dowdy.  He was a metalurgist and worked at GKN.  He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife Commie Broome Dowdy; a son, Michael Baine Dowdy, Jr. of the home; a daughter, Brandy Jo Dowdy Lyons of Olivia; and ten grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 28146, Raleigh, N.C., 27611 in memory of Michael Baine Dowdy.
Make online condol-ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL GARY BROWNE
Michael Gary Browne, 76, died Sunday, (01-24-2016) at Sanford Health and Rehab Center.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, (02-05-2016) at Turner’s Chapel. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to that service.
Mike was born in San Jose, CA on February 8, 1939 to the late William Francis Browne and Marjorie Ballard Browne.   He served his country in the National Guard and US Army.  He retired from Hewlett Packard, Mike attended Turners Chapel. Mike is preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Browne; and brothers, William “Bud” Browne and Dennis Browne.
Mike is survived by his wife Jeannette Browne; a daughter, Michelle Gideons of Aberdeen; and sister, Kathleen Annella of San Jose, CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Liberty Home Hospice, 1005 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330,  or your favorite charity.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

CONNIE M. DEAL
Connie M. Deal of Lemon Springs died Tuesday,(01-26-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

ELMER GRAY SOUTHERN
Elmer Gray Southern, 80, of Goldston died Thursday, (01-28-2016) at Cambridge Hills, Pittsboro.
The funeral was held Monday, (02-01-2016) at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Southern was born in Lee County on November 11, 1935, the son of William and Annie Leone (Tomberlin) Southern.  Elmer attended Cornerstone Baptist Church and was a self-employed carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Beal Southern.
Survivors include a
daughter, Jennifer Layton of Pittsboro; a son, Jamie Binkley of Goldston;  and sister, Caroline Fuqua of Hendersonville.
Make online condolences
at:       www.pughfuneral
home.com.

JAMES DINE HAYNES
Mr. James Dine Haynes, 85, passed away Friday (01-29-2016) at The Laurels of Chatham.
A private burial is planned.
A native of Chatham County, Jimmy was born near Gulf, to the late Fred and Almadine Haynes. As a veteran in a foreign war, he served three years in the Korean War. After that, Jimmy enrolled into NC State University and earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.    He was preceded in death  by his wife, Mattie Williams Haynes of 46 years,  his parents, and brothers, Archie, Bob and Dave Roberts.
Survivors include his son, Ken Haynes of Pittsboro; daughters, Gayle Boatwright of Hickory, Ann Sherman of Carrboro; and one granddaughter.

LYNDA ANNE ROCK LOHR
Lynda Anne Rock Lohr, 57, of Cameron, died Saturday, (01-30-2016) at her residence.
A private service will held at a later date.
Mrs. Lohr was born December. 7, 1958 to John and Sally Morris Rock.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Michael Lohr and a sister, Alice Gibson.
Lynda is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Cochran of Spring Lake; sisters, Brenda Stryker, Donna Harris, Julie Kelso; and six grandchildren.
Make condolences at: www.bridgesbridges
funeralhome.com.

EDITH KELLY PAGE
Edith Kelly Page, 67, of Sanford, died Thursday, (01-28-2016)at FirstHealth, Reid Heart Center in Pinehurst.
A memorial service was held Sunday, (01-31-2016) at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ.
She was born in Lee County, to the late Carlyn Walton “Shorty” Kelly and Swannie Powers Kelly.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Joyce Seago, Patsy Worrell, Richard Kelly and Steve Kelly. Edith retired after 25 years with Triangle Vending, working as the canteen manager at Pilgrim’s Pride.    She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Roger Dale Page of Sanford; daughter, Jody Forslund Wicker of North Myrtle Beach; son, Jeff Forslund of  Wilmington; brother, Johnny Kelly and sister Katherine Graham, all of Sanford.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.
Make condolences at
www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

WILLARD IRWIN NEAL
Mr. Willard Irwin Neal, Sr., 85, or Pittsboro passed away Thursday (01-28-2016) at Genesis Health Care in Siler City.
Funeral services were held Tuesday (02-02-2016) at Alston Chapel United Holy Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Neal was born December 26, 1930 to the late Fitzhugh and Beulah Pearce Neal in Louisburg.  He was educated in the North Hampton County School System. He was a member of Alston Chapel United Holy Church where he was teacher of the adult Sunday school class. He was in the Bible Study and served as a Deacon. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by son, Michael Neal, daughter, Beverly P. McCaskill; sisters, T. Louise N. Barnes, Odessa N. Jackson; brothers, Hampton neal, Samuel Earl Neal, Wiley F. Neal; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include his children: Dr. Jacqueline R. Moore, Rev. Willard I. Neal, Minister Ronald I. Neal, Dennis D. Neal, Rev. Mary V. Denise Neal, Shawn A. Neal, Gregory L. Neal, Tiwana A. Peoples; sisters, Pauline Neal Bullock of Brooklyn, NY, Marie Neal Gresham of Springfield, MA; 28 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

RONALD L. JOHNSON
Mr. Ronald L. Johnson, 62, of Pittsboro passed away Sunday, (01-31-2016) at his home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, (02-06-2016) at Knotts funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Pittsboro Community Cemetery.

WAYBELLE C. BALDWIN
Ms. Waybelle Claudine Baldwin, 84, of Pittsboro passed away Saturday, (01-30-2016) at Crescent Green Assisted Living in Carrboro.
Funeral service was held Wednesday (02-03-2016) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel.
Ms. Baldwin was born May 30, 1931 to Alton and Alice Pattisall of Pittsboro. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Lucian Davis, Alton Ray Pattisall; sister, Atherlene Wofford; and both of her husbands, Joseph T. Quince and Charlie F. Baldwin.

PAUL D. DUNN
Paul D. Dunn, age 54, of 211 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, went into the presence of the Lord on January 24, 2016, following a brief illness.
He was born July 10, 1961, in Ridgway, son of Pauline H. (Buehler) Dunn and the late Perry J. Dunn. He had resided in Pittsboro, for the last 20 years and was a former Ridgway resident, having owned and operated Dunn’s Service and Crossroads Kennels. He was a graduate of the Ridgway High School, and had served in the National Guard. Paul was honored and fortunate to have been employed by L.J. Rogers Trucking Inc. of Mebane for many years. His love of Military Jeeps created the restoration of War Time Jeeps and he was the owner of Willy Restorations, Inc. of Pittsboro.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Paula M. Dunn of Pittsburgh; his mother, Pauline H. Dunn of Pittsboro; his companion, Kathy M. DeLuca of Pittsboro; and several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Perry J. Dunn; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Marie (Piccirillo) Dunn; maternal grandparents, Otto and Edythe (Anderson) Buehler; and several uncles.
Funeral services for Paul D. Dunn were held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Ronald L. Burkett, Pastor of the Hallton Church officiating.  Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends were received at the Thompson Funeral Home Thursday from 4-7 p.m..
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Liberty Hospice at 1005 Carthage St. Sanford, NC 27330 or to Boy Scout Troop 93 of Ridgway.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

AMANDA “HOPE” LOCKHART
Amanda “Hope” Lockhart, 43, formerly of Siler City, passed away on January 23, 2016 in Olivehurst, CA from a sudden illness.
Hope is predeceased by her father, Jay Lockhart; step-father, Jimmy Andrews; her beloved grandfather, James Nunn; and grandparents, Joyce and Beecher Lockhart.
She leaves behind her four precious sons, Jalen Eaves of Johnson City, Tenn., Dante Caviness of Siler City, August and Aiden Duke of Erie, PA; her mother, Cynthia Andrews (Steve) of Dublin, VA; sister, Sherry Cates (Troy); nieces, MerryAnna and Molly; nephew, David Cates, all of Columbia, SC; grandmother, Maxine Nunn of Snow Camp; her special angel, Thomas (TJ) Johnson, who was by her side to the end; many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral was held  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman and Rev.  Dr. Greg Burriss officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  “Hope’ s Boys Fund”, PNC Bank, 100 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

THEODORE“TED” HAROLD BECKNER
Theodore “Ted” Harold Beckner passed away January 28, 2016 at Transitions Lifecare in Raleigh.
Born November 24, 1934 to Ellenora and Royce Beckner, Ted had many occupations. He worked as a pharmaceutical salesman, sold real estate,was a residential home builder, grading contractor and a demolition contractor. He owned a printing business, bought and sold auction items and loved working with heavy equipment. When Ted was a demolition contractor, numerous salvage items, from brick and heart of pine, old doors, stair parts and stained glass were bought and now grace the Angus Barn and Darrell’s restaurants.
Ted was an avid bowler, hunter, golfer and tobacco chewer. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and also served in the National Guard during the 1960’s.
Ted was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Anita Waddell Beckner.He is survived by his sons, Roger Beckner of Raleigh and Duane Beckner and wife Becky of Goldston; daughter, Sonya Beckner of Florida;  grandchildren, Roxanne Vanvoltenburg and Rodney Beckner; step-granddaughter, Heather Faircloth; and three great-grandchildren; brothers, George Beckner and Joe Beckner; sister, Rose Beckner Bates; many nieces and nephews;  and long-time girlfriend, Fran Horne of Fuquay Varina.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Transition Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.
Condolences may be made at:    www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation.

January 28, 2016

VICTOR EUGENE MAZZOCCO
Victor Eugene (Gene) Mazzocco, 84, of Pittsboro died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, (01-12-2016).
A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina on (02-05-2016) at 12p.m.. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the memorial service.
Dr. Mazzocco was born on April 8, 1931 in Morgantown, WV to Victor and Alleana (Newton) Mazzocco.
He earned a BA degree from West Virginia University and served five years in the US Navy. After that he earmed a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/West Virginia University Schools of Medicine. After completing a residency and fellowship at West Virginia University, he practiced internal medicine in Charleston, WV, San Francisco, CA and the last 27 years of his career, in Cumberland MD.
Surviviors include his wife of 43 years, Gail O’Sullivan Mazzocco; sons, Victor Eugene Mazzocco II of Cumberland MD, Mark Mazzocco of Washington, DC; daughters; Diane Preaskorn of LaVale, MD, Denise Uricoechea of Springfield, VA, Michelle Mazzocco of Sunningdale, Ascot, UK; brother, Dr. Thomas Mazzocco of Healdsburg, CA; and eight grandchildren.
The family requests that tributes in honor of Victor E. Mazzocco MD be made to the Fund for Medicine H2U034, West Virginia University Foundation,  P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507.
Condolences may be made at:      www.donald
sonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

JENNAFER LYNN SCHARK
Jennafer Lynn Schark, 13, of Broadway died Saturday (01-16-2016).
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (01-24-2016) at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Garland Smith and Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating.
Jennafer was born February 8, 2002 in Lee County and was a student at Western Harnett Middle School.
Survivors include her mother, Janice Patricia Schark and stepfather, Robert Munger II of the home; father, William Vernaza of Chapel Hill; sisters, Teresa Lee Middlecome, Elizabeth Frances Biddlecome, Samantha Lorraine Biddlecome, all of Texas and Jessyka Faith Schark of the home: brothers, Robert Thomas Munder IV and David Allen Munger, both of Sanford.
Offer online condolences at: www.smithfuneral
homebroadway.com.

FRANK TUTTLE FOUSHEE, JR.
Frank Tuttle Foushee, Jr., 68 of Pittsboro, passed away Tuesday, (01-19-2016) at his home.
A funeral service was held Friday, (01-22-2016) at 11 a.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon and Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial followed at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Fourshee was born in Chatham County on July 22, 1947 to Hazel Mann Foushee and the late Frank Tuttle Foushee, Sr. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother. He enjoyed working at Duke, selling insurance and real estate, managing assisted living facilities, owning the local Sweet 16 restaurant and raising cattle.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Emily Roberts Foushee of the home; daughter, Marcia Staunton of Wilmington; son, Matthew Foushee of Garner;  two grandchildren; and one sister, Nancy Wheeler of Pittsboro.
The family asks that donations be made to: Angel Flights, www.angelflightmidatlantic.org, Chatham County Council on Aging, 365 NC Hwy 87, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or UNC Hospice P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at:     www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

BERNICE PERRY
Mrs. Bernice Perry, 90, of Pittsboro passsed away Wednesday (01-20-2016) at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.
Funeral service was held Monday (01-25-2016) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

ELLA MAE FAGG
Ella Mae Brady Fagg, 78, of Asheboro, died Saturday, (01-23-2016) at Randolph Hospital.
Funeral services were held at  11 a.m., Wednesday, (01-27-2016), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with Rev. Jimmy Maness, and Rev. John Bryant officiating.  Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park.
Ella Mae was a native of Randolph County, a graduate of Bennett High School and was formerly employed with Sapona Manufacturing Company.  She was preceded in death by her husband, David Fagg, her parents, Walter and Mae Kiser Brady, sister, Madar Garner, Loucilla Chilton, and brothers, Walter Ray Brady, Mack Brady, and Garland Brady.
Survivoring is daughter, Tana Keenan of Asheboro; son, Dennis Priddy of Bennet; sister, Sue Greene of Asheboro; brothers, Worth Brady of Asheboro, Gale Brady of Columbia, SC, Lavan Brady of Seagrove; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the: American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

TED LEWIS THOMAS
Ted Lewis Thomas, 82, of Sanford died, Saturday, (01-23-2016), at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at Leaflet Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Priddy presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, (01-27-2016), from 12:30 p.m. to the funeral hour at Leaflet Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Thomas was born in Harnett County, on February 1, 1933, to the late Sidney G. Thomas and Maggie Kate Cameron Thomas.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lewis Thomas and brothers, Cecil and Gattis Thomas.  He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret McNeill Thomas of Durham; a daughter, Connie Thomas McNeill of Durham; brothers, Sidney “Snookie” Thomas of Suffolk, VA, Halford Thomas of Lillington, Larry Thomas of Mooresville; sisters, Violet Thomas Braxton of Fayetteville, Ruth Thomas Cashion of Sanford; and one grandchild.
Condolences may be made at:      www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

BILLY GREEN PHIPPS
Mr. Billy Green Phipps, 84, of Bennett,  died Friday, (01-22-2016) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,(01-27-2016), at Fall Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Almon officiating. The family received friends at the church from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Phipps was born in Durham County, on September 20, 1931, son of the late Lonnie and Lois Pendergrast Phipps. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In addition to his parents and sister Nellie Fish, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth P. Phipps.
Survivors include his children, Wanda O’Neal of Durham, William Phipps of Louisburg, Martha Phipps of Hillsborough, Elizabeth Foster of Leasburg and Robert Phipps, also of Hillsborough; brother, Young Phipps of Durham; five
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be offered at:  www.joyce
bradychapel.com.

JOHN GLENN MORRIS, JR.
John Glenn Morris, Jr., 70, of Siler City, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
Born January 15, 1946, in Durham, he was the son of the late J. Glenn and Mildred Osborne Morris. John grew up in Siler City, where he played football and baseball and graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School. He graduated from Campbell College with a BS degree in Business Administration.  After graduation he returned to Siler City and became a partner in the family business, Chatham Novelties, manufacturer of occasional tables.
Mr. Morris became very active in the town of Siler City where he joined the Jaycees and received many awards for his civic work.  He was named one of the Jaycees’ Five Out-standing Young Men in North Carolina in 1971.
In 1971 John served as Co-Chairman of the Chatham County Bicentennial Celebration Committee. Among other civic involvements, he served on the Siler City Planning Board, Chairman of the Chatham Hospital Board of Directors, and Election Official with the Chatham County Board of Elections.  Delivering Meals on Wheels was one of John’s special pleasures.  His most recent community involvement was being appointed and serving as chairman of the Town of Siler Appearance Committee. Mr. Morris was a member of Siler City Masonic Lodge Number 403.
Woodturning was a very special part of John’s life in the recent years.  He was a member of the American Association of Woodturners, Piedmont Triad Woodturners Association, and Southern Piedmont Woodturners. He enjoyed crafting segmented wood pieces and delighted in helping other woodturners.  He especially enjoyed working with young people at the Leonard Recreation Center Summer Camp.  His life was richly blessed by the many friends he made and the love and support they gave.
Mr. Morris was a member of First Baptist Church Siler City, where he served as a trustee.  He had previously served as chairman of the Board of Deacons and other offices. He was a member and rotating teacher of the L. L. Bradley Sunday School Class, the Benevolence Committee, Men’s Breakfast Committee and the Senior Group – Treasures.
Survivors are wife, Judy Weaver Morris of the home; son, the Reverend Jay Morris of Stafford, Virginia, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Morris, also of Stafford and sister, Amber Morris King and her husband, Jack of Leesburg, Virginia; nieces, Lauren Bozzay of Leesburg, Virginia and Susan Caudle of Woodbridge, Virginia; brother-in-law, Tommy Weaver of Siler City, and other extended family members.
Visitation was at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Monday, January 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 26, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, with the Reverend Tony Capehart officiating.  Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park with the Reverend Jim Wall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, North Carolina, 27344.

BUD C. TULLIS
Bud C. Tullis, age 79, of Pittsboro died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home after several years of declining health.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, conducted by Pastor David J. Cook. Following the service the family received friends in the church fellowship hall.
A native of Indiana, he was a son of the late Claud M. and Aldah White Tullis. Bud worked with General Electric and IBM as a computer programer and was involved with many projects through the Department of Defense. He developed a debilitating disease in the 1970’s causing him to have to retire at an early age. He and his late wife Peggy Hunt Tullis lived in Raleigh for several years before settling in Pittsboro in the 1970’s.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by: brothers, Jack and Bob Tullis; sisters, Janice and Ellen; and a grandson, Nathaniel William Tullis.
He is survived by a daughter, Lucinda T. Hoffman of Pittsboro; son, Dennis Tullis and wife Gwen of Louisburg; brothers, Tom Tullis  and Sam Tullis, both of Indiana; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 339, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the Tullis family.
Condolences may be made at: PinesFunerals.com.

JACK HAYES
Jack Hayes, 76, of Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City died Friday, January 22, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Hayes was born in Chatham County on January 22, 1940 the son of Ralph Thomas and Wilma Phillips Hayes.   He was the owner of J & H Upholstery.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Jenny) Hayes; one daughter, Tammy Bolton and fiancé, Daniel Light of Siler City; one son, Dale T. Hayes of Bear Creek; three sisters, Irene H. Atkins of Siler City, Barbara Ann Tesh of Robbins, Shirley H. DeBord of Siler City; four brothers, Hobert Hayes of Bear Creek, Joe Hayes of Goldston, Raeford Hayes of Bear Creek, John Henry Hayes of Robbins; and grandchildren, Jenny, Emily, and Tammy J. Bolton
The family received friends Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral will be Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett with Rev. Reggie Rakes and Rev. Michael Crigler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

THOMAS CURTIS MOORE
Thomas Curtis Moore, 88, of Bear Creek died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Coventry House.
Curtis was born June 28, 1927 in Chatham County, Sandy Branch Community, to Ralph and Emma Burke Moore.  After graduating from Bonlee High School, Curtis began working for Emerson Poultry Company in Bear Creek. Later, he worked for Burlington Mills in Greensboro and continued there until the call of “Uncle Sam” rang in 1945.  Curtis received his basic training in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He left port in California for Japan where he served in the Army until 1947 during the occupation of that country.
After his tour of service, he returned to Burlington Mills in Greensboro until 1950.  He then joined Siler City Poultry Exchange.   His employment with Siler City Poultry continued until 1957 when he began with Carolina Poultry, Inc. where he was co-owner and operator for more than 25 years.
Curtis was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church since 1942.  Since that time he has served as an usher, deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, a Sunday School teacher, member of the building committee and the Stewardship Committee.  He was a dedicated member of the church and community.
Curtis enjoyed farming, hunting and watching his family and friends participate in sports activities.  His love, concern and generosity for others were consistently evident in all of his interactions with people of all walks of life.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Georgia Dunn Moore and his parents.
He is survived by two sons, James C. Moore and wife, Sandra of Lexington, Alan T. Moore of Bonlee; brothers, Ross Moore of Siler City, Ted Moore and wife, Willia of Bear Creek; sister, Janice Moore Keck and husband, Rev. Womack Keck of Siler City; grandchildren, Curtis Moore, Brett Moore and wife, Amanda Frye, John Thomas Moore, Matti Moore, Michael Moore; and a great-grandchild, Kirian Veach.
The funeral will be Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Womack Keck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday, January 31, 2016 following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Hospitality Fund or the Don Moody Benevolence Fund, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

January 21, 2016

L. D. BULLIS
LD Bullis, 84, of Siler City died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.
Mr. Bullis was born in Lee County on January 2, 1932 the son of Conrad Duncan and Lillian (Maddox) Bullis.  He was a Corporal in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division serving in the Korean Conflict.  LD was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, the grounds committee and the Men’s Club.  He retired from Chatham Motors where he worked as a mechanic and wrecker operator,   He was a past scoutmaster of Troop # 920 from 1970-1987.  He received the Silver Beaver Award, was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and he lead nine 50 mile hikes.  He enjoyed camping and hiking.
LD was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Mildred Kennedy Bullis; son, Roger Bullis and sister, Loruita B. Loving.
He is survived by two daughters, Jean Bullis of Pittsboro, Elaine B. Wood and husband, Walter of Wood Bridge, VA; two sons, Jimmy Bullis and wife, Leslie of Siler City, Michael Bullis and wife, Wendy of Siler City; one sister, Faye B. Morgan of Sanford; grandchildren, Logan and Sarah Thomas, Nolan Wood, Lexi, Hailey and Nicholas Bullis.
The funeral was held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks and Rev. Robert Ray officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately from the service and at other times at the home of the son, Jimmy Bullis, 41 Fawns Rest Road, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

PARTICIA ANN ADKINS
Clinton – Patricia Ann Adkins, 79, of 120 Southwood Dr., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Mary Gran Nursing Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend T. R. Miller officiating.
Patricia, born in 1936 in Chatham County, was the daughter of the late James Lytle Smith and Nell Perry Smith.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Royall Adkins, Jr.; brother, Douglas Smith; and sister, Christine Alston.   She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Mike and wife Carol of Liberty Township, OH; grandchildren, Megan Adkins Amlung and Michael Adkins; and sisters, Shirley Brewer and Nell Barksdale.
The family will receive friends immediately after the service at First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson Street, Clinton, NC 28328.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson Street, Clinton, NC  28328 or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to:  www.crumpler-honeycutt.com.
Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC  28328.

ANNIE LAURIE McCOMMONS
Annie Laurie McCommons, age 94, of Albemarle, N.C., formerly of Siler City passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
Mrs. McCommons was born to the late Julian Lawrence and Annie Walton Goode. Her parents and her husband, Joseph W. McCommons and sisters and their spouses, Doris G White (Robert) and Jean G. Kline (John) preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Robert J. McCommons Jr. (Mary Ann);   daughters, Joe Ann M. Huneycutt (Mickey of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Judy M. Hopkins of Albemarle; brother, Jimmie L. Goode (Kat) of Longview, TX,; sister,  Peggie G. Dunn of Siler City; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

MORRIS LEE WILLEY
(1923-2016)
Morris Willey, a loving family man and jokester, died on January 10, 2016 in Little River, South Carolina.
Born in Cambridge, Maryland on August 26, 1923, he lived at 110 Robbins Street with parents, grandparents and three siblings until he was drafted into the Army during World War II.  While stationed in Greensboro, North Carolina, he met Lucy Nance, who became his wife of 68 years until her death in 2014.   “Willey” and Lucy raised three children, settling in Edgewood, Maryland for about three decades.  He worked as a shipping supervisor in a steel tin can factory in Baltimore for over twenty-five years, rising before day break, day in and day out until his retirement in 1986.  His loved ones remember his sly smiles, his warm embraces, and the constancy of his presence and love.
Much to his great dismay, Willey was preceded in death by two of his children, JoAnn Mayfield (2002), Morris Henry Willey (2008), and a grandchild, Tara Willey (2012).   He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Paula Buis and son-in-law William Werner of Sunset Beach, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who all knew and loved him as “Pop-Pop.”
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City, North Carolina at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 following visitation at 2 p.m.

SHEILA OLDHAM BLACKMON  
Sheila Oldham Blackmon, 70, of Siler City died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Blackmon was born in Chatham County on September 5, 1945, the daughter of Exon and Jean (Williams) Oldham.  She was a homemaker and a member of Community Baptist Church. Sheila enjoyed gospel music, trips to the beach and mountains.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Chappell; grandson, Dusty Welch; her parents and brother, Anthony Oldham.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bobby A. Blackmon; daughters, Julia Mabe  and husband Michael of Bear Creek, Robin Fulford of Siler City; sons, Cary Johnson of Siler City, Chuck Chappell of Ramseur; step-son, Dale Blackmon of Siler City; step-daughter, Eva Langley of Siler City; sister, Rita Johnson of Siler City; brothers, David Oldham of Waynesville, Keith Oldham of Siler City; grandchildren, Michael McCaul, Amber Woodard, Brandon Welch, Courtney, Cody, Nicholas, Christopher and Charlene Chappell; great-grandchildren, Bryson and Dakota Welch, Aadyn Ramirez, Braxton Edmonds, Brailey and Madison Welch and Christopher Sanchez-Bernal.
The family received friends Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.    The funeral was held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Agan officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, NC 27344
Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneral home.com.

JOSHUA  “JOSH” MEQUAINE WOODS
Joshua “Josh” Mequaine Woods, 24, of Siler City died a hero early Tuesday morning, January 12, 2016 on his way to a rescue call.
Mr. Woods was born in Chatham County on August 4, 1991, the son of Henry Currie and Jackie Woods. Josh was a 2009 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High and received an associate’s degree from Louisburg College – the first in his family to graduate from college. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church where he gave his life to Christ and was baptized, plus served as an usher and was active in all aspects of the church. He was a member of the Siler City Fire Department, an EMT and employed with Sir Pizza. He enjoyed his work in serving his community and hunting with his friend Dan Murphy.
He is also a hero to his wife, Chelsea (Johnson) Woods; sons, Elijah, Ian Malachi (Bubby) and another son due in April; father, Henry Currie of Siler City; mother, Jackie Woods of Siler City; two sisters, Chastity Woods of Raleigh, Victoria Woods of Siler City; two brothers, Henry Woods of Raleigh, Donovan Woods of Siler City; and maternal grandmother, Peggy Woods of Siler City.
The funeral was Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Siler City with Rev. Barry Gray and Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City with full fire fighter honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fidelity Bank, 1426 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344 to the Woods Widow and Children Fund; or to the First Missionary Baptist Church Junior Choir.

TOBY JANE BILLINGS
On the afternoon of January 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Toby went to be with our Lord   She was being cared for and loved by the staff of Siler City Nursing and Rehab.  Toby, 86, was very active in the nursing home.
Toby was born in Siler City on May 13, 1929 where she attended school for eleven years without missing any days.  When she was a teenager she helped deliver babies in the old Chatham Hospital.
The words people used to describe Toby are pistol, “something else”, tenacious.  She might have been disabled but if she needed something she always had a way to get it, whether it be a TV or a calendar.  She could do more with a phone than most people can do with a car.
Toby Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis K. Billings; her parents, Joseph S. and Edna Beaver Maness; brothers, Joseph Maness, Jr. and Samuel Maness.
Toby Jane is survived by a son, Danny Wayne Bashum of South Carolina; daughter, Jackie Jo of Kentucky; sister, Peggy Gilbert of Colorado; cousins, Dixie Smith, Nancy Marley, Mary Lee Brown, Ruby Snyder, and Zadie Meyers.
The funeral will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Whitaker officiating.  Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Siler City Center Activities Fund, 900 West Dolphin Street, Siler City, NC  27377.    This is where Toby was happiest for the past few years.

PETER WILLIAM WALTERS
Peter William Walters, 73, of Siler City, NC, formerly of Cortlandt Manor, NY, passed away peacefully at home in the embrace of his loving family ofn January 15, 2016. Peter was born on September 3, 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the late Ray A.  and Joyce Prosser Walters, the second of five children. The family moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada when Peter was two. After his father’s death in 1955, the family relocated to Wichita, Kansas where Peter attended Chaplain Kapaun Memorial High School and then Wichita State University where he was a member of Army ROTC. Majoring in Communications, Peter was deeply involved in all aspects of technical theater. He graduated from WSU in 1965 and focused on Television and Film Production while in graduate school at the University of Denver. Peter was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1965, and was on active duty from 1966 to 1969. He served as a Photo Unit Commander in Viet Nam from 1967-1968, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his execplary service. Before and after his Viet Nam tour, Peter was stationed at the Army Pictorial Center in Long Island City, NY where he was an Assistant Director, Producer, and then Assistand Chief of Production. Most of his business life was spent in the NY area. Before retiring in 2008, Peter had forty years’ experience managing the editorial, graphics, purchasing and manufacturing activities for various publishers, including Prentice Hall Meadia and Learning International, Inc.
Peter enjoyed fly fishing in the Catskills, and fishing at Lake George, NY and Moosehead Lake, ME.    ME. He was a voracious reader and always had a book or two by his side. Very computer savvy, after retiring to NC in 2008, Peter became the web master for the St. Julia parrish website.
A member of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library, Peter was a regular volunteer at the twice a year book sale. He was also a supporter of the Chatham County Historical Association.
Peter was a man totally devoted to his family, friends and faith. His integrity, strength of character, generosity, great laugh and wry sense of humor will be cherished by all who knew him. He is survived by his college sheetheart and loving wife of fifty years, Patricia Bonner Walters and their two children, Gretchen Walters of Katonah, NY and Raymond (Jennifer) WAlters of Pittsboro. Peter found great delight and joy in his seven amazing grandchildren: Lance, Madison, Morgyn, Mackenzie, Luke and Mayson Walters of Pittsboro and Katherine Barnable of Katonah, NY. Other survivors include siblings Warren (Nancy Lee) Walters, Stephen (Jan) Walters, Paul (Rona) Walters, and Alice (Bob) Geller and four step-brothers Bill Weldon, Jim Weldon, Alan (Vicky) Wendon and Patrick (Lucy) Weldon. As well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass celebrating Peter’s life will be held at his parish, St. Julia Catholic Chutch, Siler City, on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
In memory of Peter, the family would like to suggest donations to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Research Center dedicated to pancreatic cancer research, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements are by Donald Funeral Home & Cremation.

PAULINE HARRIS
Mrs. Pauline Harris, 85, of Pittsboro passed away Sunday, (01-10-2016) at her home.
The funeral service was held Thursday, (01-14-2016) at St. Andrews Congregational Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Harris was born March 4, 1930 to the late Lorena A. Womble. A graduate of Horton High School, she was a member  of The Lords Church of Chapel Hill where she served as an usher.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Roy Lee Harris; children, Michael Yarborough, Sarah King, Rosa Lee Brooks, Rena Harris, Wayne Harris, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

PATRICIA ANN CORDELL
Patricia Ann Cordell, 67, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (01-13-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (01-16-2016) in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cordell was born in Buncombe County, on April 12, 1948, to Paul and Olivia Fleming Cordell.  She was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.  She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, William Cordell of Toccoa, GA; sisters, Judy Moser of Graham, Nancy Glisson of Black Mountain and Wanda Morris of Olivia.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JIMMY B. STINSON
Mr. Jimmy B. Stinson, of Sanford, died Friday, (01-15-2016), at his home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are pending by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

RACHEL ELLIS BLALOCK
Rachel Ellis Blalock, 93, of Bear Creek,  died Friday, (01-15-2016) at Chatham Hospital, Inc.
The funeral was held at  2 p.m. Tuesday, (01-19-2016) at Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Blalock was born October 11, 1922, the daughter of Robert Henry and Ozie Woody Ellis.
Rachel was a native of Chatham County, and a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church. She retired from Collins and Aikman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse Russell Blalock, Sr., son, Jesse Russell Blalock, Jr., daughter, JoAnn Blalock and a great granddaughter, Diamond, siblings, George Ellis, Billy Ellis, Lynn Ellis and Hazel Barber.
She is survived by daughters, Brenda B. Smith of Siler City, Martha Jane B. Humble of Liberty; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby E. Holt of Siler City, Shirley E. Thomas of Sanford, Nancy E. Beal of Bear Creek; brothers, Obie Ellis of Sanford, Bobby Ellis of New Port, amd Walter “Dink” Ellis of Bear Creek.
Memorials may be made to Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
On line condolences may be made at:    www.pugh
funeralhome.com

BARBARA HANAWALT VICKREY
Barbara Hanawalt Vicktry, 75, of Pittsboro died Monday, (01-11-2016).
Arrangements will be announced by Cremation Society NC. See: www.
CremationSocietyNC.com.

EDWARD JAMES SUESS, SR.
Edward James Suess, Sr, 82, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, (01-13-2016).
A graveside service was held Saturday, (01-16-2016) at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City. Then a memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. at Pittsboro Christian Village.
Mr. Suess was born in Baltimore, MD, on July 4, 1933, the son of John and Maude Suess. He was a graduate of Towson High School and attended the University of Maryland prior to serving two years in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife Lois of Pittsboro Christian Village; children, Edward Suess  of Clarksville, MD, Susan Bock of Kokomo, IN, Shirley Bauer of Washington, NJ, Timothy Suess of Fort Seybert, WV; and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ed’s honor to: Pittsboro Christian Village Benevolent Fund, 1825 East St., Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldson
funerals.com.

MOZELLE EVIE CARSON ABERNATHY
Mozelle Evie Carson Abernathy, 92, of Bynum, died Thursday, (01-14-2016).
She was born September 4, 1923 to the late William Alford Carson and Soprano Bennett Carson. She was preceded in death by her parents,  her husband Ora Abernathy and daughter, Roberta Abernathy.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (01-17-2016) at Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Burial followed at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.
The  family asks that memorial contributions be made to:  UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at:  www.donaldson
funerals.com.
OWEN BYRON   McGEHEE
Owen Byron McGehee, 79, of Sanford, died Sunday,(01-17-2016) at his home.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (01-21-2016) at  2  p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Norris and Pastor Pearl Castleberry officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Life Fellowship Cemetery.
Mr. McGehee was born in Lee County, on September 23, 1936, to the late Jim Gilliam McGehee and Katie Lee Godfrey McGehee.  He worked for the City of Sanford as an equipment mechanic until his retirement.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Janice Gillett and a grandson SSG Nicholas McGehee.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Hall McGehee of the home; daughter, Pamela McGehee Fundakowski of Sanford; sons, Russell Wayne McGehee and Randall Byron McGehee, both of Sanford; brothers, Charlie McGehee of Cameron, James McGehee of Sanford, John Ed McGehee of Cameron; sisters, Betty Capps of Sanford, Mary Lean Terry of Lillington, Patsy Ayers of Sanford, Lillian King of Jacksonville and Cathy Kirby of Sanford; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday, (01-20-2016), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at:      www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

January 14, 2016

ESTA HONEYCUTT GRAGG
Esta Honeycutt Gragg, 91, of Chapel Hill passed away  Monday, (01-04-2016).
A memorial service was held Saturday, (01-09-2016) at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. A committal service for the family preceded the memorial service.
Born August 28, 1924 in Knox County, TN, she was the daughter of Vann L. and Pearl Lee Queen Honeycutt. She was a graduate of Black Mountain High School, and a retired employee of the Baptist Book Store in Asheville. She was a member of  Mount Carmel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers Class. She was predeceased by her parents, an infant brother and son Wallace S. Gragg, III.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace S. Gragg, Jr. ;  daughters, Priscilla G. Farr of Longview, TX, Teresa Modlin Perdue of Chapel Hill; brother, Van L. Honeycutt of Central Point, OR;seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials may be made to either of the following: UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 800, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW; Lilburn, GA 30047.
Condolences may be made at:      www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

WILLIAM MICHAEL DOUGLAS
William Michael Douglas, 61, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (01-06-2016)at Central Carolina Hospital, in Sanford.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, (01-08-2016) with Pastor Scott Yow officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Lee County, on December 21, 1954, to the late Cameron Douglas and Catherine James Douglas.  He worked as a carpenter.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Ann Baker and brother, James Carlton Douglas.,
He is survived by brothers, Thomas Douglas of Sanford, Larry “Buck” Douglas of Holden Beach; a sister, Mary Sue Sharpe of Lemon Springs; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

BILLY LEE  POINDEXTER
Billy Lee Poindexter, 80, of Sanford,  died Wednesday, (01-06-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The memorial service was held Sunday, (1-10-2016) at 2 p.m.  in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial followed  in the Broadway Town Cemetery.
Mr. Poindexter was born in Surry County, November 19, 1935, to the late Rufus Claton Poindexter and Collie Burch Poindexter.  He worked as an electrical contractor and was retired from the US Army.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Doris King Poindexter and a step-daughter, Joan Singles Phillips.
Survivors include his son, Darrell Keith Poindexter of Hamptonville; a step-son, Kenneth King of Broadway; daughters, Linda Hunt of Myrtle Beach, Kathy Barber of Raleigh; eight grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:     www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BARRY RIDLEY HOWES
Barry Ridley Howes of Chapel Hill died Tuesday, (01-05-2016).
Arrangements are by Walker’s Funeral Service and Cremation, Chapel Hill. www.walkersfuneral
service.com.

BURNICE TAYLOR  
Mr. Burnice Taylor, 75, of Durham pased away Monday, (01-04-2016) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (01-10-2016) at Liberty Chapel United Church.
Mr. Taylor was born January 16, 1940 in Chatham County. A graduate of Horton High School, he attended Durham Business College and NC Central University. After a tour of duty with the US Army, he joined the Army Reserve and retired with 20 years of service. He retired from UNC Hospital. He was a member of Liberty Chapel Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hallie and Annie Elizabeth Taylor and George Crump.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Morris Taylor of the home: children, Kelvin Crump of Moncure, Burnice Lamont Taylor of Greensboro, Sharron McAllister of Durham; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Alston of Pittsboro; brothers, Jerry Taylor and Harold Taylor, both of Moncure, and Maurice Taylor of Winston-Salem.

SUE WALL HUMES
Sue Wall Humes, 60, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, (01-06-2016).
The funeral was held Sunday, (01-10-2016) at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Linda Greene officiating.  Burial followed in Edwards Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery.
Mrs. Humes was born in Fayetteville on February 12, 1955, the daughter of Rex Webster Wall and Margaret (Hilliard) Phillips.  She attended Edward Hill Friends Meeting, was a graduate of Chatham Central High School and UNC-CH  School of Nursing. Sue worked for the VA Hospital of Durham, Durham Regional Hospital, Chatham Hospital and the UNC Burn Center.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret (Hilliard) Phillips; sister, Lorrie Wall of Bear Creek; brothers, Danny Wall of Durham and Jimmy Wall of Siler City.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at:   www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

LOUISE MARTIN ANDREWS
Louise Martin Andrews, 87, of Siler City died Thursday, (01-07-2016) at Siler City Center.
The funeral was held Monday, (01-11-2016) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating.  Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Goldston.
Mrs. Andrews was born in Rockingham County on September 29, 1928 the daughter of Drewry and Molly (Watkins) Martin.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and retired from Glendale Hosiery. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Edward Andrews and her parents.
She is survived by sisters, Margaret M. Brown of Siler City, Betty Thomas of Greensboro, Marjorie Kivett of Siler City, and Peggy Pickett of Kemah, TX.
Make online condolences at:   www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 RUTH BRAXTON LOWE
Ruth Gayle Braxton Lowe, 98, of Southport, formerly of Liberty, passed away Saturday, (01-09-2016) at Dosher Nursing Home.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, (01-13-20160 at 2 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel.Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lowe was the daughter of the late Willis Augustus Braxton and Gertrude Elizabeth Isley Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Garfield Lowe and sisters, Mickey Petree, Maxine Gray, and Gladys Workman.
Surviving is her daughter, Shirley Matthews Haithcox of Southport; son, John Allen Lowe  of Liberty; sisters, Doris Robinson of Hickory, JoAnn Monroe of College Station, TX; brother, Raymond Phillips of Florida; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ, PO Box 90, Liberty, NC 27298.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

ROSE MARIE BOUSQUET  LAMBERT
Mrs. Rose Marie Bousquet Lambert, 93, of Sanford, died Thursday, (01-07-2016), at her home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
Mrs. Lambert was born December 22, 1922, to Hormidas Bousquet and Florida Blanchette Bousquet.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lambert and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by daughters, Pamela Garron and Lorna Lacasse, both of Sanford; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:      www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

PAMELA RIDDLE COX
Mrs. Pamela Riddle Cox, 50, of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-09-2016), at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
Services were held Tuesday, (01-12-2016) at Jonesboro Baptist Church in Sanford at 3 p.m. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery with Fire Service honors.
She earned her teaching degree and taught at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School. She later earned her N.C. Firefighter Certification and served 17 years with the Lemon Springs Fire Department.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Stephen Cox; daughter, Whitney Beal of Sanford; son, Jacob Cox of Eastover; parents, Gilbert and Faye Riddle; brother, Mike Riddle, all of Sanford; two grandchildren;
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Reach-Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, 507 North Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330 or to charity of choice.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
onfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM  LUTHER MOLL
William Luther Moll, 88, of Sanford,  died Sunday, (01-10-2016) at his residence.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (01-14-2016), from 1  to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.
He was born in Watsontown, PA, on July 14, 1927.  He worked as a foreman of a manufacturer of TV and Stereo Cabinets.    He served his country in the US Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Arlene Phillips Moll of the home and a son, Donald Phillip Moll of Roxboro.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

RUBY JONES  JOHNSON
Ruby Jones Johnson, 85, of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-12-2016) at her residence.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, (01-14-2016) at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, with Rev. Tim Qualls officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Johnston County on May 27, 1930, the daughter of Vassie and Bertie Adams Jones.  She was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church, worked for A. J. Schneierson and retired from Collins and Aikman.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Johnson; six brothers and sisters and a great-grandson, Chase Fogle.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Loflin of Asheboro, Paulette McLaurin of Pittsboro; son, Billy Johnson of Bear Creek;  sisters, Naomi Crook of Kernersville, Bonnie Fairchild of Greensboro; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneral
home.com.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 ROBERT O.  “KITTEN” HOLT
Robert O. “Kitten” Holt, 75, of Siler City died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Chatham Hospital.
Mr. Holt was born in Chatham County on October 8, 1940, the son of Newby and Carrie Lee (Johnson) Holt.  He was the retired owner/operator of Robert Holt Flooring and an active member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church.  He was currently serving on the church cemetery and the new building committees.  He was always found with a piece of gum in his pocket to give to the children at church.
Kitten enjoyed coaching Little League ball teams, on the field now named for him, Kitten Holt Field, golfing, gardening and raising all types of fruits and vegetables.  He never met a stranger and had a gift for gab, often telling a joke.
Kitten was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Larry, Lewis, David and Jack Holt; sister, Thelma H. Pickard.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Charlotte (Hennis) Holt; three sons, Jeff Holt of Canton, MI, Chris Holt of Siler City, Randy Holt and wife, Bethony of Siler City; one daughter, Luanne H. Oestreich and husband, Jeff of Cary; step-daughters, Laresa Watkins and husband, Jason of Bonlee, Casey Corder and husband, John Meredith of Apex, Julie Fletcher and husband, Johnny of Mt. Airy; three brothers, Bryce Holt of Siler City, Carl Holt and wife, Rosemary of Siler City, Mack Holt of Bonlee; four sisters, Eugenia Lanier and husband, Jerry of Emerald Isle, Margaret Dowd and husband, Clyde of Siler City, Carol Burke and husband, Wilson of Asheboro, Eleanor Hawkins of Asheboro; sisters-in-law, Joretta Holt of Asheboro, Sandra Watkins of Siler City;  ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Dr. Tripp Foltz and Rev. Chance Walters officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church New Building Committee, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

FANNIE POE  HARDEE
Fannie Poe Hardee, 93, of Raleigh died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Transitions LifeCare. She was born on September 9, 1922 to Jewel Siler Poe and William Arthur Poe in Siler City, NC.
Fannie graduated from High Point College and began teaching in 1942. She taught in Moncure, Wake Forest, and at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. With her husband, Fannie operated Hardee Tim­ber Company, a wood yard in Cary. Later, from 1970 through 1988, Fannie and her family owned and operated Wynn’s Camptown and Marina in Ra­leigh. She was a member of North Raleigh United Method­ist Church.
Affectionately known to many as “Fannie-Fannie,” she leaves her family an enduring legacy and a lifetime of trea­sured memories.
Fannie is survived by her son, Robert C. Hardee, Sr. and his wife, Susan; three grand­sons, Robert C. Hardee, Jr. and his wife, Emily, Michael M. Hardee, and Christopher W. Hardee; and two great-grandchildren, Calvin Hardee and Madeline Hardee.
Fannie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Joseph F. Hardee, Sr.; and her son, Joseph F. Hardee, Jr.
The family received visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Ra­leigh, NC 27609. The funeral ser­vice was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at North Raleigh United Meth­odist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Inter­ment followed at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilm­ington St., Raleigh, NC 27603.
Memorial donations may be made to North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Hon­eycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615 or Transitions LifeCare, for­merly Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Please visit: www.brownwynne.com.

WILMA C.  BARROWS
Wilma Crawford Barrows (nee Irvin), 99, of Hamilton, NJ and Siler City, NC died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday at RWJ Hospital in Hamilton, NJ.
Wilma was born in Lowry City, MO. Wife of Buford Hamilton Barrows for 63 years until his death in 2005, she is survived by daughter Betti Barrows and son Thomas Barrows, both of Barnegat, NJ, daughter Karen Barrows and son-in-law Robert Graham of Hamilton, NJ, and granddaughter Lauren Duncan of Denver, CO. Her daughter Jaine died in 1975. Wilma was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Siler City Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for Chatham County Habitat for Humanity.
She loved her family, friends, gardening, reading, knitting, cake, chocolate, and flowers. Her beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church in Barnegat, NJ (330 S. Main St/Rt 9). A repast will be held in the church following the service. Following a service at Siler City Presbyterian to be held at a later date, Wilma will be interred in Hickory Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to one of following organizations: Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 West 3rd Street, Siler City, NC 27344; or Chatham Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 883, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0883 (www.chathamhabitat.org/donate/online).

JULIAN B. WILLIAMS
Julian B. Williams, 85, of Siler City died Friday, January 8, 2016, at VA Medical Center, in Durham, NC.
Mr. Williams was born in Lee County on May 24, 1930, the son of Dutch and Mandi Williams Spivey. Julian was member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church, and attended Bonlee Baptist Church. He was retired from Basic Machinery Company, and an Army Veteran
of the Korean Conflict Julian enjoyed farming, hunting, square dancing and four wheeling. Julian’s heart was always in Bonlee.
He is survived by a son, Justin Williams and wife Linda of Bear Creek; companion,
Betty Seabolt of Siler City; granddaughter, Amy Poe and husband Larry of Siler City;
great grandchildren, Parker, Jake and Lillie Poe.
The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek. The funeral
followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery,
with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Bonlee Baptist Church, P. O. Box 75, Bonlee, NC.   Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On line condolences
may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

January 7, 2016

LARRY TAYLOR COCKMAN  
Larry Taylor Cockman, 56, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (12-20-2015) at his residence.
The funeral was held Thursday, (12-31-2015) at 11 a.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Staley, Rev. Brian Reynolds and Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.  Burial followed in Hickory Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.
Mr. Cockman was born in Chatham County on November 30, 1959, the son of William L. “Billy” and Peggy (Johnson) Cockman.  He was a member of Joy Baptist Church and had worked for Cable Vision.
He is survived by his parents and a sister, Kim Cockman, all of Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Chatham Cares Pharmacy, 127 East Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC  27344.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneral
home.com.

BESSIE PEARL ANDERSON ANDREWS
Bessie Pearl Anderson Andrews, 94, of Siler City died Thursday, (12-31-2015) at Coventry House.
The funeral was held at  2 p.m. Sunday (01-03-2016) at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Andrews was born October 9, 1921, the daughter of Charlie Frank and Carie  Wier Anderson. She was a native of Guilford County. Bessie and her husband started Brownie Lu Restaurant and ran the Carolina Restaurant in Siler City. She was a Worthy Matron in the Eastern Star and was in the Dig and Dream Garden club. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, W. B. “Brownie” Andrews, brothers, Porter Anderson, Frank Anderson, and a grandson, Todd Andrews.
Survivors include a son, Terry Andrews of Siler City; and a sister, Alta Curtis of Randleman.
On line condolences may be made at:      www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

PHILLIP BRADLEY WATTS
Mr. Phillip Bradley Watts, 53, of Siler City, died Thursday, (12-31-2015) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Phillip was born in 1961 in Chatham County, son of the late Robert Lee Watts and Allene Phillips. He worked as a welder and millwright in the poultry industry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister.
He is survived by his son, Robert Zachary Watts of Siler City;  brother, Jim Liner of Rockvale, CO; sister, Diana Meacham of Greensboro; and three grandchildren.
Make online condolences at:   www.joycebrady        chapel.com.

JERRY ROSS STEVENS
Jerry Ross Stevens, 71, of Siler City died Friday, (01-01-2016), at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Monday, (01-04-2016) at Plainfield Friends Meeting with Ken Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Stevens was born June 26, 1944,  the son of  Roland Lee and Esbie Elizabeth Scotton Stevens.
A native of Chatham County, he was employed by Cone Mills as a truck driver.
Surviving is his wife, Bonita Hill Stevens of the home; daughters, Tammy Stevens Mabe of Siler City, Jennifer Stevens Tyson of Carthage; brother; Cletus A. Stevens of Siler City; step-daughters, Shavonne Blakley of Denton, Michelle Hill Meyers of Welcome; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild .
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hospice of Randolph or Plainfield Friends Meeting.
On line condolences may be made at:     www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

GERALD WAYNE PATTERSON
Gerald Wayne Patterson, 64, of Siler City died Sunday,(01-03-2016) at his residence.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, (01-06-2016) at 2 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery with Josh Conrad officiating.
Mr. Patterson was born in Chatham County on April 21, 1951, the son of James Anderson and Hazel (Willett) Patterson.  Gerald attended Edward Hill Friends Meeting, worked at Boling Chair Company and was a self- employed house painter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his sisters, Janice P. Shelton of Liberty, his twin, Sharon P. Walker of Franklinville; and brother, Bobby Patterson of Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Edward Hill Friends Meeting, 92 Ed Leonard Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
On line condolences may be made at:      www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARY CAROL  LINNENS BYRD
Mary Carol Linnens Byrd, 81, of Siler City died Thursday, (12-31-2015) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
The funeral was held Wednesday at First Wesleyan Church at 4 p.m. with Rev. Donald Southern, Rev. Jody Harrison and Rev. Darrin Locklear officiating.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Byrd was born in Chatham County on July 8, 1934 the daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Frazier) Linnens.  She was a homemaker and attended First Wesleyan Church of Siler City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas Byrd, a son, Tony Lynn Byrd, a  step-grandson, Matthew Hoke and her parents.
She is survived by daughters, Beverly Byrd of Asheboro, Stacy Byrd of Siler City; son, Charles Byrd of Siler City; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (01-06-2016) from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church.
Online condolences may be made at:    www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

JOHNSIE LANE GAINES
Johnsie Lane Gaines, 92, formerly of Bear Creek, died Sunday, (01-03-2016) at Liberty Commons Nursing Center, Jacksonville.
A memorial service will   be Saturday, (01-09-2016) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Hicks officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at Smith & Buckner.
Mrs. Gaines was born in Moore County on April 15, 1923,  the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Elsie Mae (Stutts) Lane.  She attended Bear Creek Baptist Church and retired from Chatham County Schools as a cafeteria worker.  Johnsie was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Gaines; her parents and brother, James C. “JC” Lane.
She is survived by one sister, Eloise L. Todd of West Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Online condolences may be made at:    www.pugh funeralhome.com
 GEORGE R. GAINES 
George R. Gaines, 71, of
Hampstead, died Monday,  January 4, 2016.
After many years of failing health, we lost a wonderful man. George was the fourteenth of sixteen children of Carl and Laura Gaines of Goldston, NC.
He was known for his wonderful smile, personality, generosity, and never meeting a stranger.
As a Master Barber, he had one of the largest clienteles in Wilmington working at Seagate Barber Shop, Hanover Barber Shop, and later owning Ogden Barber Shop.
As an avid fisherman he enjoyed many a day on the water. He loved sharing his knowledge and stories of successful catches.
Heart broken, his wife Rachel and step-daughter, Amanda Hassell Scott will be forever grateful to have been loved by this special man.
There are so many people in his life that could be named, but we can only mention several. His ex-wife, Linda Newell Newber of Wilmington, Dudley Malpass, who visited often and our friend Reta McGuire, who was always with us during our hospital stays and helped us to recover.
At his request, there will be a simple celebration of life at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC, on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7-9 p.m.
A grave-side service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2 p.m., at Antioch Baptist Church on Goldston-Glendon Road in Goldston, NC. Family will receive friends afterwards in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or to ones charity of choice.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com.

RONNIE DEAN STOUT
Ronnie Dean Stout, 56, of Asheboro, died Sunday, January 3, 2016 at The
Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Faron Overton officiating.  Burial followed at Holly Spring Friends Meeting Cemetery.
A native of Chatham County, Mr. Stout was born  June 17, 1959 to the late Elbert and Eula Mae Stout.  He graduated from Jordan Matthews High School in 1977.  He. had worked for Pilgrim Pride and as a security guard for Randolph Hospital.  He attended Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary, Howard and Jimmy
Stout.
Mr. Stout is survived by his wife, Clara “Jeannie” Stout of the home; stepsons, Rodney Freeman and wife, Tiffany, Randy Freeman and wife, Chelsee,
all of Asheboro; sister, Peggy Stout of Hickory; brothers, Roy Stout and wife, Faye Dean of Siler City, Boyd Stout and wife, Sheila of Staley;
grandchildren, Ashley Freeman, Angel Leach, Destynee Freeman, Rodney Freeman, Jr., Ricky Freeman, Avery Freeman; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, prior to the service at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home of
Rodney and Tiffany Freeman, 1813 Garren Town Road, Asheboro.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204.
Condolences may be made online at:   www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

GRANT GENE  AWTREY
Grant Gene Awtrey, 74, of New London passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Stanly Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steve Phillippi officiating.
Born April 3, 1941 in Blount County, Alabama, Mr. Awtrey was the son of the late Henry Awtrey and Leta Robertson Awtrey. He was the former owner and operator of Badin Lake General Store for over 20 years.  Grant was an avid Alabama fan and could be found any given game day rooting on the Crimson Tide.
Mr. Awtrey is survived by his wife, Melba Jean Hamrick Awtrey.  Other survivors include daughters, Margaret Kirkman of Pittsboro, and Denise Awtrey of New London; brothers, Bill Awtrey of Siler City, and Gary Awtrey of Blountsville, Alabama; sister, Barbara Champion of Cleveland, Alabama; grandson, Paxton Kirkman and girlfriend Caroline Livengood, and son-in-law, Gary Kirkman of Goldston.  Grant was proud of his fur buddies, BB, Sadie, Matilda, Barker and Cooper.
Grant was known on and around the lake for riding around with his buddies in his truck, pontoon, and Kubota.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 1150 Okeewemee Road, Troy, NC 27371.

OBITUARIES Dec. 31, 2015 – Dec. 4, 2014