Obituaries

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