Obituaries

8-17-2017

RICHARD BRANCH
Mr. Richard Branch, 82 of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (08-08-2017) at Central Carolina Hosptial, Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home Sanford.

DEWITT THOMAS MARKS  (BUBBA)
Dewitt Thomas Marks (Bubba), 74, of Cameron, passed away on Tuesday, (08-08-2017).
The funeral service was held Friday, (08-11-2017) at 4 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Rev. Raymond Campbell officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Harnett County on July 10, 1943 to the late Norman Marks and Ida West Marks.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Marks;  sisters, Nancy Simpson, Mildred Douglas, Glenda Tucker and brother, Harold Marks.  Bubba was a long-distance truck driver for many years.
He is survived by a son, Danny Marks of Cameron; daughter, Edna George of Cameron; brother, Clarence Marks of Cameron: sisters, Bonnie Lyczkowski of Cameron and Louine Becker of Fayetteville;  four grandchildren and two great children.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SARAH J. McNEIL
Mrs. Sarah J. McNeil, 94, of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (08-05-2017) at Sanford Rehab Center.
Funeral services were held Sunday, (08-13-2017) at 2 p.m. at Robinson Chapel AME Zion Church with burial following in Lee Memory Garden.
Survivors include daughters, Maurean C. Simmons of El Paso, TX, Dewey L. McLeod and Patricia A. Minter, both of Sanford; sons, Curtis L. Jackson of Sanford, Jessie Jones of Lillington; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

DARLENE V. BROOKS
Miss Darlene V. Brooks of Staley, passed on Tuesday (08-08-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Graveside service was held Monday, (08-14-2017) at 1 p.m. at Olivers Chapel AME Zion Church.

GURLEY HUGH HECK, JR. (LUMPY)
Gurley Hugh Heck, Jr. (Lumpy), of Sanford passed on Wednesday, (08-09-2017) at High Point Regional Hospital in Greensboro.
Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford, served the family.

JOSEPH TYSON
Mr. Joseph Tyson, 49, of Siler City, passed on Saturday, (08-12-2017)at Chatham Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City.

ANNIE RUE SCOTT WILLETT
Annie Rue Scott Willett, 95, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, (08-09-2017) at her home.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, (08-13-2017) at 2 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church with Pastor Joel Murr officiating.  Mrs. Betty Sue McNeill presented the eulogy.
She was born in Surry County to the late Ernest Scott and Ora Moser Scott.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Willett.  She enjoyed being a homemaker.
Annie is survived by her daughters, Patricia Fincher of Sanford, Virginia Pilson of Kinston, Glenda Spivey of Sanford; sisters, Auba Foushee, Johann Coley, Corrine Cockrell, all of Sanford; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DELOIS BELLAMY
Delois Bellamy, 72, of Sanford passed on Wednesday (08-09-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JAMES “JIM” DAVID BROWER, SR.
James “Jim” David Brower, Sr., 86, of Siler City died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Chatham Hospital.
Mr. Brower was born in Randolph County on July
3, 1931 the son of George and Emma York Brower.
Jim was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, an Army Veteran of the Korean War and the owner-operator of Siler City Radiator Shop for 25 years.
Jim was preceded in death by a grandson, Blake Hubbard; his parents; brothers, Alfred, Jack, Hayworth, Frank and Mack; sisters, Jeanette Frazier and
Mozelle Stout.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ella
(Gaines) Brower; one daughter, Patty B. Hubbard and husband Jeff of Durham; one son. James D. (Jimmy) Brower, Jr. and wife Darlene of Ramseur;
brother, Bill Brower of Ramseur; grandchildren,
Derek and Kiersten Brower, Robert Hubbard and wife Maggie and Lauren Hubbard.
The family received friends Thursday, August
10, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist
Church. The funeral was held Thursday at 3 p.m. at
Loves Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Black and Rev. William Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist
Church Cemetery Fund, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the
family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JUANITA BAXTER COX
Mrs. Juanita Baxter Cox, 91, of Bennett, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Randolph Health in Asheboro.
The family received friends Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Don Edwards, Rev. Gary Moger and Mr. Jimmy Hill presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Juanita was born in Chatham County, N.C.  November 17, 1925, the first of twelve children born to the late Charlie Herbert Baxter, Sr. and Josie Mae Bray Baxter. She worked for Acme-McCrary Hosiery in Quality Control, retiring after many years of service. As a member of Pleasant Grove, Juanita was very active with the Ladies Fellowship and enjoyed her church family. She loved quilting and made many quilts and baby quilts for her children and grandchildren. Juanita’s greatest joy was her family, spending each moment possible with them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; daughters, Janice Andrews and Amy Brown; son, Jerry Cox; grandson, Forrest Andrews; sisters, Dorothy Brown, Christine Williamson; brothers, Donald, C.H. and James Baxter.
She is survived by her son, Tommy Cox (Jeannie) of Ramseur; daughters, Barbara Hardister (Ray) of Bennett, Patricia Hughes (Bud) of Ramseur, Debbie Dennis (Wayne) of Asheboro, Lisa Mote (Chris) of Siler City; brother, Harold Baxter (Ruby) of Asheboro; sisters, Myrldeen Wright (Olin) of Ramseur, Jearldeen Kivett (Richard) of Staley, Eva Joyce Brown (Raymond) of Ramseur, Rosina Routh of Asheboro, and Jeanette Williamson of Asheboro;
son-in-law, Darrell Andrews of Siler City; half-brother, Lynn Rachel of Greensboro; 14 grandchildren, Deanna Edminsten, Rodney Cox, Jerry Ray Cox, Donna Stone, Angel Dwyer, Marty Hughes, Robbie Hughes, Chris Brown, Jason Brown, Nicholas Craven, Caroline Craven, Crystal
Rich, Zach Gaines, Carlie Mote, 27 great-grand-children, 11 step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and a host of family and friends.
In addition to flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Pleasant Grove Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 94, Bennett, N.C. 27208 or a charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to say a special “Thank You” to Dr. Honeycutt, Christina Weaver, Nurses and Staff of Randolph Health for their excellent care and compassion during this time.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Cox family.

BOBBY JONAH FIELDS
Bobby Jonah Fields, 57, of Goldston died Monday, August 7, 2017 in a house fire.
Mr. Fields was born in Chatham County on September 29, 1959, the son of Clarence Captain and Dorothy Estelle (Woody) Fields.   Bobby was a 1977 graduate of Chatham Central High School and attended Central Carolina Community College.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he had formerly taught a Men’s Sunday School Class.  Bobby was a people person, never met a stranger, and was always giving to others.  He enjoyed time spent with his family, fishing, raising goats and hunting.
Bobby is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Sue Fields Hinshaw and husband Kirt of Thomasville, Cathy Ann Fields Arnold of Greensboro; nieces and nephew, Wendy Hefner, Jessica Arnold, and Hunter Hinshaw; three great nieces,one great nephew; and his beloved Canine Companion, Bubba.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3835 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston.  The funeral will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Barry Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.  The family request casual dress.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

8-10-2017

DONALD GENE THOMAS
Donald Gene Thomas, 70, of Sanford, died Saturday, (07-29-2017) at his home.
The memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, (08-06-2017) in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating.
He was born in Lee County, on February 7, 1947 to the late Robert Clayton Thomas and Laura Kate Kelly Thomas.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Thomas and a sister, Bonnie Buchanan. Donald was a graduate of North Carolina State University and proudly served his country for 34 years in both the US Army and National Guard.  He was owner and operator of C&D Warehouse.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Boughton Thomas of the home; stepson, Eric James Pederson of Greensboro; sisters, Betty Ann Griffin of Williamsburg, VA and Adelle Bradley of Desert Hot Springs, CA; one grandchild and two great-granchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com

BILLY ALBERT LANE
Billy Albert Lane, 89, of Sanford, died Monday, (07-31-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Thursday, (08-03-2017) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Dr. Calvin Sayles and Pastor Wesley Thomas officiating.  Entombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens Chapel Mausoleum with military honors.
He was born in Lubbock County, Texas on May 4, 1928, to the late Edward Albert Lane and Mattie Newton Lane.  Billy was retired from the US Army after serving his country for twenty years.  He also worked at GKN for many years.
Survivors include his wife Madge Lane of the home; son, Peter James Lane; daughters, Krystal Handley, Kayla Fore; and four grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

JACK DEAN KENNEDY
Mr. Jack Dean Kennedy, 80, of Sanford,  died Saturday, (08-05-2017) at his residence.
He was born June 14, 1937, to the late John L. Kennedy and Clara Buchanan Kennedy.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny Sharpe Kennedy; sisters, Grace Kelly of Southern Pines, and Melba George of Pittsboro.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome. com.

EVERETT CHARLES “CHUCK” SMART
Everett Charles “Chuck” Smart, 77, of Siler City, died Sunday, (08-06-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service will be Friday, A(08-11-2017) at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim Whitaker, Billy Norris and Ron Cleary officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors
He was born in Wolcott, NY,  April 26, 1940 to the late Merle Edwin and Doris May Parson Smart.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Ann Smart and sister Sandy La Valley.  Mr. Smart served our country in the United States Navy, stationed on board the USS Forrestal.  He worked many years for Selig Manufacturing and owned and operated Smart’s Upholstery.  He was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church and worked in evangelism for Walk with Jesus.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Hart Smart; sons, Charlie Smart of Sanford, Troy Smart of Bear Creek; step-sons, Kenneth Allison of Gibsonville, Todd Allison of Siler City; step-daughter, Christy Woody of Siler City; brother, Duane Smart of Puerto Rico; sister, Dolores Smart of Wisconsin;  13 grandchildren and ten  great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (08-10-2017) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Christy and Steve Woody.
Memorials may be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 in Chuck’s memory.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BRENNAN D. McNEIL
Brennan D. McNeil, 23, of 606 N. Steele Street passed on Friday, (08-04-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JESSICA G. KUK and KRISTINA C. SMITH
Ms. Jessica G. Kuk, 29,  passed on Saturday, (08-05-2017) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Miss Kristina C. Smith, 6, passed on Saturday, (08-05-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements By Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PAULINE PRICE GUNTER
Pauline Price Gunter, 77, of Sanford, died Thursday, (08-03-2017) at her home.
A memorial service was held Saturday, (08-05-2017) at 2 p.m. at Shallow Well Church with Rev. Donald Thompson officiating.
She was born in Marion County, S.C. on January 13, 1940 to the late James Fodie Price and Rosa Lee Rouse Price.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Carl Gunter and a brother, Boyd Kay.
Pauline is survived by daughters, Susan Gunter Howington, Tammy Gunter Stewart, and Lisa Gunter Doberstein, all of Sanford; sisters, Darlene Price Jenkins of Shady Valley, TN, Barbara Price Norris of Broadway; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Shallow Well Church 1220 Broadway Road, Sanford, NC 27332 or Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

POLLY DOWDY HARRINGTON
Polly Dowdy Harrington, 94, of Broadway, died Thursday (08-03-2017) at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (08-11-2017) at the Shallow Well Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Rodda officiating.
She was born in Lee County, daughter of the late Hezza Kie Dowdy and Almeria Frances Cox Dowdy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Mac Harrington, siblings, Maylor Dowdy Brown, Herman Dowdy, Hezza Kie Dowdy, Jr., Mabel Dowdy Gunter, and Owen Dowdy.  Polly was a graduate of Deep River High School and was retired from Collins Press.   She was a member of the Broadway Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are sisters, Emma Grace Dowdy Mahone of Norfolk, VA and Freda Beth Dowdy Brafford of Broadway, brother, William Carson Dowdy of Raleigh.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, make memorials to the Broadway Presbyterian Church, PO Box 365, Broadway, NC 27505.
Make online condolen- ces at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

WALTER LEROY SHAW
Walter Leroy Shaw, 78, of Broadway passed away on Friday, (08-04-2017) at his home.
Graveside services were
held on Wednesday, (08-09-2017) at 5 p.m. at Lemon Springs Methodist Church with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.
Walter was born in Florida, the son of the late J.D. Shaw.  He served his country in the Army.
Surviving are sons, Timothy L. Shaw of Sanford, David W. Shaw and Mark D. Shaw both of Siler City, John D. Shaw of Broadway; daughter, Tammy S. Conner of Sanford;   eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JERRY ELLIS BOURDEAUX
Jerry Ellis Bourdeaux was born May 23, 1944 in Greensboro NC and passed away at her home on July 30th, 2017.  She grew up on Silver Hills in New Albany, Indiana with brothers Wiley and Charles and sister, Nancy. Her parents, Wiley and Margaret Ellis, were civic leaders.  They built a tennis court, swimming pool, playing fields and a large garden that became the center of neighborhood activities.  When not playing tennis, swimming or tending the garden, Jerry and her siblings rode their bikes and explored the woods around Silver Hills from sun up until sun down. Jerry said her generation was the last one to experience the true meaning of freedom–
fearless exploration of their surroundings.  She graduated from New Albany High School and received her BA degree from the University of North Carolina.  She held three master’s degrees–from UNC, Hollins University and Harvard University– in various fields.  She received her Ph.D. from University of Virginia.  She said, “I never learned to play golf or go on cruises, but I learned how to make a good living by pursuing my academic interests and I had a lot of fun doing it.” For 19 years, she and her husband Bob lived in Roanoke Virginia where they raised children Carolyn and Margaret Bourdeaux.  Jerry had many interests.  She worked as a weaver, a fiber artist and screen printer. She taught art and design at several colleges in Roanoke.  She taught history at Patrick Henry High School and founded the Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities, a program for students interested in the humanities and the arts. She was one of the first teachers in the state to have a computer lab in her classroom.  Her vision for education was to expand the horizons and opportunities for students.  She said, “I only wanted to give my students what I had been so fortunate to have growing up–a rich childhood and a love for literature.” Interested in school reform and factors that improve achievement, she left teaching to study at Harvard University.  There she received a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and certification as a principal.  She then attended the University of Virginia to work on her doctorate and train principal leaders.  Her dissertation, Ninth Grade Transition Programs, laid the foundation for her work as a high school principal. She became a high school principal at Principal Prince Edward County High School where she and her teachers received state recognition for beating the odds: raising student achievement in a high poverty school during the high pressure, test-focused era of No Child Left Behind.  Prince Edward County closed its schools for five years during the segregation movement in the 1950s, leaving a legacy of high school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, and unemployment.  She and her teachers were able to improve student test performance there by using three research principles gleaned from her research:  First, reduce class size for students who struggle.  Second, carefully analyze the tested material children were struggling with and then give them the tools schedule, and support necessary to improve in these areas. Third, remove barriers that prevent children from succeeding, such as punitive school policies. She felt her work in this county was the height of her career. She said, “Everyone wrote off the students in this county. We proved them wrong.” In 2005, she became Campus Principal McCaskey High School, Lancaster, PA.  Again, she worked to improve student achievement at this large urban high school attended mostly by Latino and African American students and with a history of low student performance.  She said, “McCaskey was a great experiment in how to manage urban education.  I hope future educators will revisit this model. It holds promise not only for students but also for teachers who work in this pressure-filled environment. Jerry ended her career as Director of High School improvement in Allentown, PA.  There she used data to help teachers analyze the curriculum and make changes that improved test scores.  Teachers were delighted to have concrete strategies to use in helping students.  Jerry said, “No pie in the sky stuff, just effective strategies based on solid research.”  She got so good at analyzing test data, that she titled her workshops, “Cracking the Code for State Tests.”  Teachers flocked to her training sessions.
Jerry and her husband retired to Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC; a beautiful rural setting where she had time to reflect on her career.  She felt privileged to have been part of a great experiment in education during the No Child Left Behind era, a period when education was undergoing self-examination and experimentation.   Her hope was that future principals would put politics aside and be fearless in helping students succeed by using the best available research to help guide their decisions.  In her retirement, Jerry continued to explore and learn. Returning to her love of nature and art, she took many classes at the NC Botanical Garden in botanical drawing, gardening, entomology and birding. She became a master gardener and a certified naturalist. She continued to teach children through local nature programs and the local Boys and Girls Club.
Jerry will be sorely missed by her husband, Robert Montgomery Bourdeaux IV; her two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn Jordan Bourdeaux and Jeff Eric Skodnik, and Margaret Ellis Bourdeaux and David Brian Charbonneau; her five grandchildren, Stella Tournesol, Aurora Gladys, Selena Jordan, Terra Rigel Charbonneau and Robert Nathan Skodnik will miss going on nature walks, cooking, doing art projects and playing card games with her. She is survived by her siblings, Nancy Ellis Gregorinci, Wiley William Ellis, and Raymond Charles Ellis.
A public service was held Saturday, August 5th, 11 a.m. at the Gulf Presbyterian Church, 1253 Gulf Road, Gulf, NC 27256.  If inspired, a donation can be made in her memory to the Gulf Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Gulf, NC 27256;  the Triangle Land Conservancy; or Deep River Park Association, P.O. Box 30, Gulf, NC 27256.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.  Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home.

RICKY FRAZIER
Ricky Dean Frazier, 48, of Greensboro, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his home.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Ramseur.
Mr. Frazier was born March 30, 1969 in Chatham County.  He was valedictorian of his graduating class at Faith Christian School.  Mr. Frazier attended college and received his Bachelor’s degree in music and a Master’s degree in science.  He taught science at High Point Central High School.  Mr. Frazier had a passion for music, he loved writing and playing music.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Lynda Frazier of Siler City; sister, Tammy Frazier of Coleridge; brother, Keith Frazier and wife, April of Coleridge; nephew and nieces, John Frazier, Courtney Frazier, Melody Frazier Cockman and Katie Frazier.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC  20090-7251.
Condolences may be made online at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

08-03-2017

JOHN WAYNE DEAL
John Wayne Deal, 63, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (07-25-2017), at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services were held Friday, (07-28-2017)at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford with Pastor Pearl Castleberry officiating.  Interment with military honors followed at Lemon Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Wayne was a member of Sanford Freewill Holiness Church. He was also a US Army Veteran.   He is preceded in death by his parents: John Mack Deal, Mary Elizabeth Deal and a brother, Connie Deal.
Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Peggy Deal; daughter, Tracy Denkins; sons, Christopher “Chris” Deal and Joseph “Joe” Deal, all of Sanford; six grandchildren: brothers, Billy Deal of Lemon Springs, Jacky Deal of Fayetteville, Ronald Deal of Lemon Springs, Eddie Deal of Lemon Springs; and sister, Sue Treece of Sanford.
Condolences may be
made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

MARY AGNES BRYANT ROSSER
Mary Agnes Bryant Rosser, 94, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (07-26-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Saturday, (07-29-2017) at Jonesboro United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Woody Wells and Rev. Andi Woodhouse officiating.  Burial followed in Jonesboro Cemetery.
She was born in  Northampton County on November 28, 1922 to the late Walter and Fannie Warren Bryant. She attended Meredith College and graduated with a degree in music education.  She taught in Sanford, both general elementary school and sometimes just music. She also directed the choir at Jonesboro United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, A. Paul Rosser; a son, Don Rosser and her brother, Rudolph Bryant.
She is survived by her son, John Rosser of Raleigh; daughters, Jane Rosser Soule and Marty Rosser Sapp, both of Sanford; and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

CHARLES OLIVER WICKER, SR.
Charles Oliver Wicker Sr., 63, of Siler City died at his home on Monday, (07-24-2017).
The family received friends Saturday, (07-29-2017) from 6 to 7 p.m. in Snow Camp with Rev. Cyrus Shoffner officiating.
Chuck was born in Greensboro on July 3, 1954, the son of James Wicker and Jean Willard. He was a veteran of the US Marines, a proud Bull Hauler, and a railroad retiree. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of twenty six years, Dana Wicker of Siler City; stepdad, Charles Fuller of Siler City;  sister, Cindy Wicker; son, Chip Wicker; daughters, Robyn Stafford of Love Valley; Nikki Spivey of Graham; Emeilia Martin of Siler City, Tammy Thomas of Snow Camp; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Hospice.
Make condolences to: bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

STEPHEN WAYNE OWENS
Stephen Wayne Owens of Siler City died Saturday, (07-29-2017 at Chatham Hospital.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Owens was born in Darlington, South Carolina on July 5, 1948, the son of Wilford and Grace (Boswell) Owens.
He is survived by brothers, Joseph Owens of Raleigh, Bob Owens of Georgia; sister, Grace Maria Timmons of South Carolina.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

RUBY HAMILTON BRUCKEMILLER
Ruby Hamilton Druckemiller, 93, of Sanford, passed on Friday,(07-28-2017) in Southport.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday,(07-31-2017)at Lee Memory Gardens with Rev. Darren Moore officiating.
She was born in Harnett County on January 23, 1924 to the late Cliff and Della May Gregory Hamilton.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Russell Druckemiller; an infant son; five brothers, Louis, Hayward, Durwood, J.W. and Glen Hamilton; sisters, Ethel Ryals, Lonie Stephenson and Janice Johnson.  Ruby managed Rolan Outlet prior to her retirement.  She was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Odos Druckemiller of Sanford; daughter, Carroll Druckemiller Wolfe of Southport; sister, Faye Hamilton Alford of Angier;  seven grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL ANTHONY GERALD
Michael Anthony Gerald, 55, of Sanford passed on Wednesday, (07-26-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

RONNIE CLEVELAND BROWER
Ronnie Cleveland Brower, 59, passed on Thursday, (07-27-2017) at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, West End.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

EDWIN VEGGIAN
Mr. Edwin Veggian, 86, of Chapel Hill, passesd on Monday (07-24-2017) at UNC Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home,Chapel Hill.

JOHN D. RICHARDSON
Mr. John D. Richardson,  74, of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (07-29-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY WOODRUFF RIGGS
Mary Woodruff Riggs Cooper, 82, died  Saturday (07-29-2017) .
The funeral service was held Tuesday (08-01-2017) at Center United Methodist Church  with Rev. Garrett Rea and Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial took place at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro.
Mrs. Cooper was born January 29, 1935 to Click and Bessie Woodruff and was raised in Mt. Airy. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church, where she taught a children’s Sunday School class.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lonnie Riggs, sisters, Dorothy Lawrence, Edna Easter, brother, Frank Woodruff, and grandson, Ray Riggs.
Mary is survived by husband,  James W. Cooper; sons,  Steve Riggs, David Riggs, Thomas Riggs; daughters, Carolyn Riggs Myers, Susan Riggs Kitterman; stepson, Gary Cooper; stepdaughter, Sherry Foust; sisters, Retha Quesinberry, Betty Southern, Ann Lee Page, Norma Haynes, Sandra Byrd; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Chatham County.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

SLADE STEADMAN “PETE” LEMONS
Slade Steadman “Pete” Lemons, 89, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (07-31-2017) at his home.
The memorial service will be held Thursday, (08-03-2017) at 2 p.m. at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
Pete was born in Chatham County on January 4, 1928 to the late Paul Lemons and Carrie Braswell Lemons.
Surviving relatives include his wife Helen Thomas Lemons; sons, Mike Lemons of Rydal, GA, Greg Lemons of Pittsboro, five grandchildren and five great–grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (08-02-2017) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Pete’s memory to Brown’s Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund 355 Chicken Bridge Road Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

GABRIEL BOONE CUMMINS
Gabriel Boone Cummins, age 18, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Boone was born in Wake County on February 23, 1999 to John Gaylord Searle Cummins and Julie Boone Cummins.
He is also survived by his sister, Elly Blue Cummins; maternal grandparents, Jerry Alan Boone and Brenda Lovett Boone of Elizabeth City and Pittsboro; paternal grandmother, Edith L. Cummins; and his dog Dougal. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Gaylord Cummins.
Please remember Boone as the boy who loved to ride dirt bikes with his friends, go mudding in his truck, floating down the Haw River, and jumping from rope swings.
The family received friends Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service was held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11a.m. at Hanks Chapel Church with Harold Lovett presiding.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Boone’s memory to Chatham Drug Free. www.chathamdrugfree.org
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Cummins family.

DOROTHY MASHBURN OLDHAM
Dorothy Mashburn Oldham, 94, of Carbonton, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the  Mashburn Family Cemetery in Carbonton.
Mrs. Oldham was born in Chatham County, daughter of the late Archie Green Mashburn and Lizzie Mae Mashburn. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin Cornell Woolover and John Henry Oldham, and a son Randy.
Mrs. Oldham is survived by her children, Ann W. Staley of Carbonton, Terry Oldham and wife Jenny of Pittsboro, Deborah Seawell and husband Ricky of Glendon; a brother, James L. “Sonny” Mashburn and wife Doris of Carbonton; grandchildren, Jonathan Seawell (Stacy), Phillip Seawell (Sybil), and Becky Oldham (Ricky); six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews including a great nephew, Drew Cox.
The family received friends following the service in the Carbonton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330; or to Carbonton United Methodist Church, 5442 Goldston-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com.
Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home, Sanford.

07-27-2017

BOBBY STANCIL GRISSOM
Bobby Stancil Grissom, 87, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (07-19-2017)at UNC Hospital.
The funeral service was held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on Saturday, (07-22-2017) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Roger Thomas and Rev. Brown Patton officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Montgomery County on July 18, 1930 to the late David D. and Bessie Baldwin Grissom.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Cole Grissom and a daughter, Rebecca Harris.  He worked at Allied Chemicals for many years.
He is survived by a son, Thomas D. Grissom of Sanford; a sister, Burnice Price of Carthage; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

De’ANDRE EMMANUEL COTTON
Master De’Andre Emmanuel Cotton, age 1, of Pittsboro, passed on Sunday, (07-16-2017) at his residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (07-22-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Moncure with burial following at Seymour Cemetery.
De’Andre was born April 30, 2016 at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill,  the son of Josalyn R. Upchurch and Darius E. Cotton.  He attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Moncure, with his family.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents Anthony D. Upchurch, Sr., Jacquelyn T. Upchurch, Myranda Crump, and Ronald Fox; great-grandparents  Mary T. Douglas, Lillie B. Upchurch , Brenda Cotton,  Ronald Fox, Sr., and great-great- grandmother Bertha Seymore.

HAZEL MARIE WALLACE CUMMINGS
Mrs. Hazel Marie Wallace Cummings, 86, of Sanford,  died Friday, (07-21-2017) at her home.
A graveside service was held Monday, (07-24-2017) at 11 a.m. at White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Sherry Baird and Mr. Travis Corley.
Mrs. Cummings was born September 15, 1930, in Montgomery County, to the late Wade Wallace and Dora Hall Wallace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Cummings; a daughter, Jackie Underwood, and by several siblings.  Mrs. Cummings was the former owner and operator of Richmahrs Truck Stop and Restaurant.
Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Donathan of Sanford; a sister, Inez Rosser of Sanford; four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

DONNA RENEA THOMPSON
Donna Renea Thompson, 43, of Sanford, died Thursday, (07-20-2017) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (07-23-2017) at 3 p.m. at Wayside Presbyterian Church with Rev. Betty Sherrod officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Lee County on November 27, 1973 to Carlton Leroy Thompson and Donna Sue Waddell Kennedy.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bailey and Susie Waddell and Newton and Eliza Thompson. Renea worked at Caterpillar for many years.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Carlton L. and Linda Thompson of Sanford; mother and stepfather, Donna W. and Tony Kennedy of Sanford; brother, Andrew Thompson of Sanford; step-brother, Brian Smith of Pittsboro; and a sister, Brandy Thompson of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

JEANETTE FORKNER HINSHAW
Jeanette Forkner Hinshaw, 88, of  Asheboro died Thursday, (07-20-2017) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Friends Meeting with Pastor Ben Hurley and Frank Barrett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Randolph County on December 15, 1928, the daughter of Hobert and Myrtle (Gardner) Forkner.  She was employed in hosiery manufacturing. Jeanette was a member of Bethel Friends Meeting, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the USFW.    She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Sam Forkner; and sisters, Elsie Klien and Lois Forkner.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, H. Zim Hinshaw; daughter, Sandra Barrett; son, Mike Hinshaw, all of Asheboro; brother, Bobby Forkner of Asheboro; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Friends Meeting, 2519 Bethel Friends Road, Asheboro, NC 27205 or Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHAD LEE CHISHOLM
Chad Lee Chisholm, 45, of Siler City passed on Sunday, (07-09-2017) at Chatham Hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday, (07-14-2017) at the Pentecostal Holiness Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mark Richardson. Burial followed at New Bensalem Baptist Church Cemetery in High Falls.
Chad was born April 17, 1972 in Chapel Hill to  Sarah Jane Chisholm and Dalton Moffit. He was preced in death by his mother and brother, Vincent Chisholm. He was a graduate of North Moore High School. He was last employed with Ultracraft in Liberty.
Survivors in addition to his father, Children, LaShea Thompson, Myleak Thompson; sisters, Dwana Chishoilm McNeill, Crystal McSwain, Kimberly McSwain,and Anita Newby.

CHARLIE FOX
Mr. Charlie Fox of Siler City passed on Friday, (07-21-2017) at Universal Health Center in Ramseur.
Funeral service was held Wednesday at 12 noon at First Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Fox was employed by Brookwood Farms until retirement. He was a deacon, superintendent of the Sunday School, and he sang with the senior choir and male chorus of the church.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Fox; children, Maria Spaulding of Raleigh, Ricky Fox of Raleigh; a host of granchildren; sisters, Maldine Moffit and  Annie Ray Siler, both of Siler City.

LARRY JUNIOR FOX
Mr. Larry Junior Fox, 67, passed away Saturday, (07-15-2017) at Genesis Healthcare in Siler City.
Funeral services were held Thursday (07-20-2017) at Pine Hill United Church of Christ with burial in the church cemetery.
Larry was the son of William and Harris Mae Preddy Fox, born August 23, 1949, He attended Randolph County Schools and was employed by Wrenn Brothers Lumber Company. He also served in the U.S. Army. He sang with the Clouds of Joy for many years. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William and Jerry Fox.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Glover of Sanford; daughters, Lashilda Glover of Louisville, KY, Deanna Fox of Durham; brothers, David Fox; sister, Mary Fox, both of Staley; and four grandchildren.

AYSIA JANAI HEADEN
Ms. Aysia Janai Headen, 15, passed Wednesday, (07-12-17) at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (07-18-2017) at First Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Aysia Attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a rising sophomore at Eastern Randolph High School, where she was a member of the Eastern Randolph Ensenble Choir and Mixed Chorus. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Christopher Deonte Headen; grand-parents, Luther and Inez Cox and Herbert Headen.
Survivors include her mother, Ms. Monica D. Cox; father, Christopher L. Headen; siblings, Octavia Headen, Rashan Cox, Jaylin Headen, Kaiyan Calicut, Lyla Headen, Lukas Headen, Ethan Blue; grandmothers, Marie Headen, and Lisa Poindexter

WALTER HOWELL
Mr. Walter Howell, 76, passed on Sunday, (07-23-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PATRICK LEVON CLEMONS
Patrick L. Clemons, 71, of Broadway, passed on Friday, July 21 at his residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JEFFREY MARK HILL 
Mr. Jeffrey Mark Hill, 71, of Poolesville, MD died Thursday, (07-20-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

DAVID CHARLES EVERETTE
David Charles Everette, 39, of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (07-18-2017).
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PANOH SAWAI BRADFORD
Mrs. Panoh Sawai Bradford, 66, of Fort Bragg, died Sunday, (07-16-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

CHARLES JOHN WHALING
Charles John “Chuck” Whaling was born on February 24, 1928 in Daytona Beach, FL and died on July 8, 2017 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Edna
Geldart Whaling, father, William John Whaling, and sister, Lois Estelle Whaling Schaus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Coble “Liz” Whaling; son, Jonathan Charles “Jon” Whaling; and granddaughters, Melissa Lee Whaling and
Laura Kathryn Whaling.
He was a graduate of Stratford (Ontario) Central Secondary School and completed postsecondary work in Mechanical Drafting through the International
Correspondence School and Commercial Art
and Illustration with the Famous Artists School.
Chuck had a long successful career as a furniture design engineer for a number of prominent companies, including Jens Risom Design and Ethan Allen, Inc.
Chuck and Liz met and married in Rochester, NY
in 1955. They also lived in Maple Glen, PA and Ellicottville, NY, before settling in Ridgefield, CT for many years. After his retirement from Ethan Allen in 1993, he and Liz moved to Fearrington Village, NC to be closer to their son and his family. Chuck helped build over a dozen Habitat for Humanity houses in Pittsboro. He and Liz were active members
of Duke University Chapel, served meals at
The Durham Rescue mission, and volunteered at the Chatham Habitat for Humanity Restore in Pittsboro.
A memorial service will be held at Duke Chapel on
the Duke University campus on August 14, 2017 at  2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
in Chuck’s memory to Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Association, or The Friends of the Duke Chapel Fund.

JAMES RAY McGHEE
Mr. James Ray McGhee, 63, of Chapel Hill, NC died peacefully at UNC Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Ray spent many years working at UNC Printing Department, driving tankers for Sterling Transport, and eventually retired from the Department of Homeland Security at RDU in 2015.
Ray McGhee loved his two boys, and especially loved following the football team at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, NC where he enjoyed feeding the team on game days.
Ray leaves behind two sons, Wesley Ray McGhee of Charlotte, NC and Matthew Douglas McGhee of Raleigh, NC. In addition to his kids, Ray leaves behind his mother, Mary Frances McGhee; his brother, Christopher Douglas McGhee; and his ex-wife of many years, Brenda Lasley McGhee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim McGhee; and his brother, Bobby McGhee.
A memorial service in his honor was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1090 Farrington Point Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. The family received guests from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by the service at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or the Merritt’s Chapel cemetery fund.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the family, friends, and all those who loved Ray, as well as a special thank you to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at UNC Hospital.

PATRICIA (PATSY) LAFOE
Patricia (Patsy) Lafoe, age 90, died at her home in Pittsboro on July 20, with loved ones surrounding her.
“Miss Lafoe” was born to Paul Ray and Naomi English Lafoe on February 14, 1927 in Glen Allan, Mississippi, a community on the shores of Lake Washington in the Delta. A baby brother died at an early age and Patsy lost her father when she was four years old.  She was raised by her mother on a working farm.
Patsy attended All Saints School for Girls followed by her debut in Greenville, MS.  Patsy completed a B.A. in Music at Delta State University.  In 1949, Patsy married Earl Yerby.  They had one son and lived in Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta.  Following the death of her husband, Patsy returned to Greenville and taught music in the public schools for several years.
In 1995, Patsy moved to Pittsboro to be closer to her family and to be able to spend time with her granddaughter Hannah. For several years “Miss Lafoe” was a substitute teacher in Chatham County Schools and she led the North Chatham Band as an interim director.
A petite woman with a strong will, Patsy overcame a range of challenges throughout her life.  She defied the odds in the face of numerous medical issues and valued her independence.  Patsy appreciated the natural world; her home was filled with plants and flowers and surrounded by trees and birds.  She cared deeply about animals, especially her beloved dogs.  She loved being by the ocean and until her health failed spent time at Kure Beach with family and friends.
Patsy is survived by her son, Earl Lee Yerby, daughter-in-law, Donna Carlson Yerby, and granddaughter Hannah Rose Yerby of Austin Texas.
Patsy’s faith sustained her throughout her life.  She found comfort and friendship as a member of the Triangle Presbyterian Church in Durham.
A memorial will take place at the church on Saturday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

DENNIS THRIFT
Dennis Thrift passed away on July 17, 2017 in Midland, Texas after a courageous and stoic battle with cancer.
He was born February 12, 1955 in Siler City, North Carolina to Lebon Lee Thrift and Mary Elizabeth Thrift. He was raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina but moved to Texas shortly after marrying Denise S Williams in 1975. Dennis worked in the construction industry in Midland for 42 years. He was working as a Construction Superintendent for MidTex of Midland, Inc. when he retired this year. He had been employed with MidTex of Midland for 25 years. He was well liked and respected by his peers. Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was so proud to be a Grandpa. He enjoyed the lake and various water activities and was an avid motorcyclist. He loved motorcycle camping, participating in Iron Butt Long Distance Motorcycle Rides and just getting on his bike and riding. He was a member of the T-Twisters Motorcycle Club and the Tall City Road Riders. Dennis never met a stranger and he made many friends while on two wheels. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Denise Thrift; son, Jeffrey Thrift and wife Valentina and, the light of his life, his grandson, Phillip Thrift of Allen, Texas. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley and husband Kenny Moore, Linda and husband Chad Ray; and brother, Reid Hill, all of Pittsboro, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Midland at PO Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702 or a charity of your choice.
A graveside committal service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Hanks Chapel Christian Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

MARY SUSAN McBANE
Mary Susan McBane passed away peacefully following years of declining health on July 19, 2017. Lovingly by her side for forty-two years of marriage, she is survived by husband Marty McBane.
Mary Susan grew up in Carrboro, NC where she began and enjoyed many lifelong friendships. She worked in the family grocery store as a teenager. She retired from UNC Healthcare after thirty years working in the pharmacy department.
She and Marty enjoyed the coast, NASCAR racing and good times with friends. She especially liked collecting sea shells and pottery shopping.
Mary Susan was pre-deceased by her parents, Jimmy and Libby Hearn and nephew Shannon Locke. Survivors include sisters Norma (Robbie Clark) of Charleston, SC, Sarah Fallin of Chapel Hill, NC, nieces Sarah Clark and Hayley Fallin.
The family received friends Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service was Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Dr. David Crowther presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made in Mary Susan’s memory to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the McBane Family.

07-20-2017

MARGARET ANN WARNER THOMAS
Mrs. Margaret Ann Warner Thomas, 88, formerly of Sanford, died Wednesday, (07-12-2017) at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
The funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, (07-14-2017) at the Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Edwin Moore presiding. Burial followed at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.
Margaret was born in Moore County in 1929, daughter of the late William Mason Warner and Della Fields Warner.  She worked in textiles before she retired.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Dewitt, and Billy Warner, sisters, Thelma Smith, Hazel Bryant and Eva Luther.
She is survived by sons, Mike Phillips of Carthage; Jimmy Phillips of Lancaster, S.C., Billy Phillips of Goldston; five step-children; sister, Virginia Phillips of Glendon; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers or food to their homes that contributions to be made in Margaret’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

MAE RENE BODENHAMER THOMAS
Mae Rene Bodenhamer Thomas, 78, of Sanford, died Monday, (07-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, (07-12-2017) at 11 a.m. at Shallow Well Church cemetery with Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating.
Mae Rene was born in Stokes County on April 29, 1939 to the late Charlie Bodenhamer and Myrtle Edwards Bodenhamer.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Thomas; daughter, Janet Huffman and three brothers, Bud, Mack and Junior Bodenhamer.  Mae Rene, along with her late husband, owned and operated a golf course for many years.
She is survived by daughters, Sandra Hart of Sanford, Debbie Rollins of Sanford; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JULI  LUCILLE STIVERS
Juli Lucille Stivers, 65, died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill on Saturday, (07-15-2017).
No services are planned at this time.
She was born November  3, 1951 to the late Homer Earl Stivers and Bette Cooper Stivers in Orlando, FL.  She worked as a medical massage therapist.
Surviving are daughters, Kristen Thornley Hunt and Rebecca Thornley Wicker, both of Tampa, FL; brothers, Stevie and Kevin Stivers of Orlando, FL; sisters, Robyn Abel of Louisville, KY and Melissa Hancock of Orlando, FL;  and three grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DAWN ELLEN BRUMLEY DELGIUDICE
Dawn Ellen Brumley Delgiudice, 52, of Sanford, died Saturday, (07-15-2017) at her home.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, (07-19-2017) at 5 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Bishop Vince Cooper officiating.  The family received friends following the service.
Dawn was born September 29, 1964 to Thomas Brumley and Lily Corey Brumley.  Her father preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her mother, Lily Brumley of Tampa, FL; daughters, Chasitie Aleman and Brittany Burch, both of Sanford,  Carlie Marquina of Rocky Mount; brothers, James Brumley of Sanford, Thomas Brumley of Florida; sister, Deeanna Brumley of Florida; and ten grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BRYANT MARTIN
Bryant Martin, 29, of Sanford passed on Thursday, (07-1302017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ROSA LEA WIMBLEY
Rosa Lea Wimbley, 83, of Sanford passed on Friday, (07-14-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

SALMON DAVID ALSTON  
Salmon David Alston, 84, of Siler City passed on Wednesday, (07-12-2017) at Siler City Center.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

SAMMY LYNN RICHARDSON
Sammy Lynn Richard-son, 48, of Sanford passed on Tuesday, (07-11-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MASTER De’ANDRE EMMANUAL COTTEN  
Master De’Andre Emmanuel Cotton, age 1, of Pittsboro passed on Sunday, (07-16-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

LALIO LOPEZ NICOLAS VINCENTE
Lalio Lopez Nicolas Vicente, 19, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (07-10-2017).
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PAMELA FAULK
Pamela Faulk, 53, passed on Monday, July 18, 2017 at her residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

SIGRID M. ZIELKE
Mrs. Sigrid M. Zielke, 73, of Cary,  passed on Monday (07-17-2017) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

JOHN HENRY WILLIAM BONITZ, JR.
John Henry William Bonitz, Jr. of Hampstead, NC died peacefully on July 17, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1930 to the late John Henry William Bonitz and Daisy Lea Bonitz of Greensboro, NC. He is predeceased by his beloved sister, Lydia Lea (Buzzy) Bailey Hines, his step-daughter, Letisha Marie Faust, and
grandson, Killian Roe Mansfield.
John Bonitz, or, as so many knew him, “Johnny B” did not enjoy obsolescence. He felt that intention should be respected. This was evident in the way he lived and conducted his primary avocations in life—theatre and building.
Whether innovating lighting rigs using older theatrical equipment or being an early adopter of daylighting, green roof, and radiant heat for a model home he designed and built on the Intracoastal Waterway, Mr. Bonitz honored the intrinsic value of materials, space and ideas.
John was smitten life-long with theatre, from his first role as the lead in a melodrama at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA to multiple roles in television and film even into his senior years. After doing a season of The Lost Colony with friend Andy Griffith, he went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was active with Carolina Playmakers and worked at the public television station. John’s theatrical muse was his Aunt Gladys Lea, a New York City based singer and vocal teacher well known for her incorporation of the Alexander Technique. Stays with Gladys enabled study with Lee Strasburg, some Off Broadway roles and eventually a part in the touring company of No Time For Sergeants. John continued to do regional theatre even after he returned from the west coast to work for his father’s roofing and insulation business in Greensboro. At the Bonitz Companies, John Jr. advanced the business with a pioneering insulating roof system that drew industrial clients.
In addition to his careers in theatre and building, John was also impassioned in his amateur pursuits. He loved sports cars, and was active in the Sports
Car Club of America (SCCA), serving for a time as Chair of the Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA. John was an avid genealogist. He
thrilled at immersing himself in the stories of distant relations, particularly those with familial ties to the Cape Fear region. His tribe grew as many personal relationships blossomed from initial research. Other hobbies included
sculpting, with preferred mediums of plastics and welded brass; theatre lighting and scenic design, and gardening.
Like his father, “Big John” Bonitz, Johnny B loved to tell a joke—sometimes even more if it elicited groans. Recently he said he wasn’t afraid to die, but he just “didn’t want to be there when it happened.” For the most part, he was not.
Mr. Bonitz is survived by his sweet dog, Hairy (Barkley) Barker; his loving and steadfast wife, Suzanne Robbins Bonitz; his son, John Henry William Bonitz, III and wife Elizabeth Hicks Hummel Bonitz of Pittsboro, NC; his
daughter, Lea Peace of Portland, Oregon; his daughter, Barbara Ann Mansfield and husband Philip Roe Mansfield of Phoenicia, NY; and grandchildren, John
Henry William Bonitz, IV, Lucia Hummel Bonitz, and Calder Peace Mansfield.
A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the chapel
at First Presbyterian Church at 125 S. Third Street in Wilmington. A private  internment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery.
The family thanks the dear people at the Village Café, the many caring
neighbors in Hampstead, and the conscientious caregivers from Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pender County Humane Society, 1407 NC-53, Burgaw, NC 28425: http://www.penderhumane.org.
Andrews Hampstead Chapel.

07-06-2017

H. MARIE McGUIRE
H. Marie McGuire passed away in her Pittsboro, home, Tuesday, (07-04-2017).
Mrs. McGuire was born May 9, 1939 in Turner County, GA.  Marie honorably served for 20 years in the United States Army and the National Guard. She worked as an oral surgery assistant for over 40 years.   In addition to her parents; Marie is preceded in death by her brothers, Bonnie McGuire, Monroe McGuire; and her sister, Viola Malagisi.
She is survived by sisters, Kathy McGuire, of Youngsville, Karen Cox of Zebulon, and Grace Pearce of Pittsboro.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Duke Home Care & Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101,Durham, NC 27704, https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dmaa.
Make online condolencesat www.donaldsonfuner als.com.

BARBARA ANN BLANKENSHIP MARKS
Barbara Ann Blankenship Marks, 74, of Cameron, died Sunday, (07-02-2017) at her home.
The funeral service was held at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church on Friday, (07-07-2017)at 4 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Campbell officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Sutton, WV on June 11, 1943 to the late Harvey Blankenship and Beatrice Sutton Blankenship.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Taylor, Ruby Zimmerman and brothers, Kenneth, Sonny, Robert, Danny, Charlie and Baby Roy Blankenship.  Barbara worked as a dietician for many years at St. Joseph Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Dewitt Thomas Marks of the home; son, Danny Marks of Cameron; daughter, Edna George of Cameron; brother, Nick Blankenship of Cameron; sisters, Wilma Taylor of Cameron, Laurie Delvecchio, Joy Blankenship and Wanda Blankenship, all of Ohio; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

WANDA MARIE GRAVES McLEAN
Wanda Marie McLean, 61, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (07-03-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

NANNIE “HAZEL” BURKE
Nannie “Hazel” Burke, 85, passed away Saturday, (07-08-2017) at UNC
Healthcare in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, (07-12-2017) at 2 p.m. at the Pittsboro Church of God, with the Rev. Anthony McCullough officiating.
A native of Chatham County, Hazel  was the
daughter of the late Jerry Brooks and Lucy Lee Brooks. In addition to her
parents she was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her sons, George Burke of Raleigh  and Kenneth Burke of Mebane; a daughter, Eleanor Patricia Yelverton of Durham; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be left at: www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JENNIFER GAIL MANN
Jennifer Gail Mann, 67, of Pittsboro, died Saturday,(07-08-2017) at UNC Hospitals.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Jennifer was born in Chatham County on November 3, 1949 to the late John Mann and Lillian Daniel Mann. She was also preceded in death by her brother Tommy Mann.
Surviving relatives include sons, Sam Pergerson of Pittsboro, Joe Edwards of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.

ESBEYDA BENETEZ OCAMTO
Ms. Esbeyda Benetez Ocamto, 33, of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (07-06-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JIMMIE McLEAN
Mr. Jimmie McLean, 55, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (07-10-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

HENRY G. “Skipper’ HARRIS, JR.
Henry Gilbert. “Skipper” Harris Jr., 66 of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (07-08-2017) at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

WILDA DIANE (DOUGLAS) WALKER
Wilda Diane Walker, 53, of Sanford, passed on Thursday,(07-06-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

GLENDA SUE (JORDAN) BOYER
Glenda Sue Boyer, 68 of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (07-06-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

SHEILA BRADY REID
Sheila Brady Reid, 75, of Bear Creek, went to be with her husband in their heavenly home on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Mrs. Reid was born in Chatham County on July 7, 1942, the daughter of Marcus and Margaret Beal Brady.  Sheila was a beautician, poultry farmer and a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church, the Sunshine Sunday School Class, and also served as Chairperson of the Decorating Committee. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, shopping, reading, and decorating. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 52½ years, Larry D. Reid, brother, Wayne Brady and grand dogs, Bailey and Lucy.
She is survived by daughter, Sherry Reid Elmore and husband Craig of Bear Creek; a son, David Reid and wife Cindy of Belhaven, NC;  sister, Newell B. Lucas and husband Stan of Sanford;  seven brothers, Harold Eugene Brady and wife Vonnie of Asheboro, Roger Brady and wife Rachel of Siler City, Barry Brady and wife Brenda of Seagrove, Marcus Brady, Jr. and wife Janice of Robbins, Herbert Brady and companion, JoAnn of Robbins, Tony Brady and wife Diane of Siler City and Gary Brady and wife Pam of Robbins; granddaughter, Sienna Courie of Bear Creek; grand dog, Lola; and  numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
A celebration of her life was held on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. David King officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Chatham Central Athletic Boosters, c/o of Rusty Davis, P. O. Box 281, Goldston, NC 27252 or to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARTHA ELIZABETH “LIB” COOK
Martha Elizabeth “Lib” Branson Cook, 84, of Bonlee died Sunday, July
9, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Cook was born in Montgomery County on December 6, 1932, the daughter of Bill and Myrtie (Elkins) Branson.  Lib was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church, the Adult #1 Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker and retired from Chatham Foods.  She enjoyed ceramics, basket weaving, listening to Gospel music and traveling.
Lib was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” W. Cook; her parents; son-in-law, Bobby Jourdan; brother, John Lee Branson; and sister, Barbara Jean Branson.
She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Jourdan of Bear Creek, Michelle Marsh (David) of Bonlee; sisters, Mary Scott, Shirley Sanders, Betty Phillips and Helen Langley, all of Siler City; grandchildren, Greg Jourdan (Jennifer), Bryan Jourdan (Tenessa), Brittany Marsh and Lindsay Marsh; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Hannah, Kyle, Hayden and Silas Jourdan.
The family received friends Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hope Fellowship Hall.  A graveside service followed Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hope Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Williams and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Bonlee Baptist Church, P. O. Box 75, Bonlee, NC 27213.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

JUNE TILLMAN
June Tillman, 88, of Siler City died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Tillman was born in Chatham County on June 3, 1929 the son of Luther Tillman and Ollie Phillips Tillman Hancock.   June was a member of West End United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, usher, member of the board and served on numerous committees.   June was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and retired from the NCDOT where he was a road maintenance supervisor.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR and all sporting events.
June was preceded in death by daughter, Kimberly Tillman Fadely; his parents and brothers, Joseph, Charles, Lewis, Bill and Garrett Tillman.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cathren “Chigger” (Adcock) Tillman; daughter, June Carol Tillman Stout and husband Phillip of Pittsboro; son, Marty Craig Tillman and wife Angela of Siler City; sister, Joyce Tillman Russavage and husband Leo of Pennsylvania; brother, Troy Mack Hancock and wife Ann of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Morgan and Jennah Grace Fadely, Chris Stout, Patrick Stout, Lauren (Allie) Tillman, Jason Tillman; and son-in-law, Lewis Fadely of Siler City.
The funeral was held Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at West End United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1017, Siler City 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

AARON PAUL LEE BRADY
Aaron Paul Lee Brady, 24, of Bear Creek died Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Mr. Brady was born in Lee County on August 13, 1992, the son of Robert L. Brady, Jr. and Lorrie Wall.  Aaron attended Chatham Central High School and Edward Hill Friends Meeting.  He was employed with Katy’s Farm as a mechanic and was currently working toward getting his CDL.  Aaron was a loving uncle, a big hearted person who enjoyed being with his family, working on cars, and cooking.
He is survived by his mother Lorrie Wall of Bear Creek; father, Robert L. Brady, Jr. of New London; one sister, Maggi E. Brady of Carthage; brothers, Matthew and Luke Brady of Bear Creek; maternal grandmother, Margaret Hilliard Phillips of Siler City; paternal grandparents, Robert L Brady, Sr. and Lea Rogers Brady of New London; great-grandfather, Paul Fesmire of Siler City; nieces and nephew, Katy and Maddy and James.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery, 92 Ed Leonard Road, Siler City with Pastor Linda Greene officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

July 6, 2017

MINNIE MAGDALENE JOHNSON GILMORE
Minnie Magdalene Johnson Gilmore, 87, of Sanford, died Monday, (06-26-2017) at her residence.
A graveside service was held at Cameron Grove Cemetery on Friday, (06-30-2017), at 11 a.m. with Pastor B. B. Bridges presiding.
She was born in Harnett County, on November 2, 1930, to the late Archie Johnson and Mary Turner Cameron Johnson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband Herman Lee Gilmore and a son Timothy Gilmore.  Mrs. Gilmore was a retired LPN.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EVERETT ALTON LATON, SR.
Everett Alton Laton, Sr., 89, of Sanford, died Monday, (06-26-2017) at UNC Hospital.
Funeral service was held at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church  at 3 p.m., Thursday, (06-29-2017) with Dr. Calvin Sayles and Rev. Gilbert McDowell officiating.  Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery.
He was born in Albemarle, on January 18, 1928 to the late Henry Wade Laton, Sr. and Florence Burris Laton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.  Alton served his country in the Air Force and later retired as a branch manager for Lance, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Ann S. Laton of the home; son, Al Laton, Jr. of St. Augustine, FL; daughters, Lorrie L. Yarborough of Sanford, Collis L. Floyd of Charlotte; brother, Kenneth Bain Laton of Norwood; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

IRENE (PALMER) McINTOSH
Mrs. Irene Palmer McIntosh, 100, of Goldston passed on Sunday, (06-25-2017) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.
Funeral home service was held Friday, (06-0-2017) at 2 p.m. at Thompson Chapel AME Zion Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

SHEILA JAMES
Ms. Sheila James, 45, of Chapel Hill passed on Wednesday, (06-28-2017) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Knotts Funeral Services in Sanford is serving the family.

ELMER ERNEST MYERS
Elmer Ernest Myers, 87, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (06-28-2017) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of Bridges Cameron Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Sunday, (07-02-2017) with Dr. Jerome Smith and Rev. Terry Williams officiating.
Burial will follow at a later date at the Main Post Veterans cemetery on Fort Bragg in Fayetteville.
He was born in Comanche, Oklahoma on June 24, 1930 to the late Claudie Odes Myers and Lula Mae Reynolds Myers.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Allan Myers.  Mr. Myers served his country and retired from the Army, having served three tours in Korea.   He retired in 1969 after working almost twenty-two years with the Nike Hercules missiles.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Cummings Myers; daughters, Christine Drey of Sanford, Vickie Lynn Hickman of Fayetteville, Debbie Smith of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.
Make online condol-
ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

DONALD CRANFORD MANESS
Mr. Donald Cranford Maness, 82, of Robbins, died Thursday (06-29-2017) at Autumn Care in Biscoe.
A graveside service was conducted at 3 p.m.  Sunday, (07-02-2017)at at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Edwin Moore presiding. Military honors were provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Donald was born in Moore County in 1934, son of the late Pearlie Maness and Toni Maness. He worked as a weaver at Klopman Mills, and was  a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Maness of Robbins; a son, Ricky Lynn Maness of Seagrove; brothers, Larry Maness and Ronnie Maness, both of Robbins, Fred Maness of Graham; sisters, Linda Sue Maness of Robbins, Virginia Brady and Betty Ann Davis, both of Asheboro; and two grandsons.
Condolences may be offered at www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARY WOFFORD
Mrs. Mary Wofford, 62, of Pittsboro passed on Tuesday, (06-27-2017) at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services were held Monday, (07-03-2017) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Home 50 Masonic St. Pittsboro, NC.

CHANTA  VALDEZ FOX
Mr. Chanta Valdez Fox, of Sanford, passed on Saturday,(07-24-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

CALVIN C. GAMBLE
Calvin C. Gamble, 57,  of Sanford, passed on Monday, (07-03-2017) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Knotts Funeral Services in Sanford is serving the family.

KENNETH MARLIN ELIXSON
Kenneth Marlin Elixson, 71, of Siler City, passed away Saturday, (07-01-2017).
A Celebration of His Life will be held Sunday, (07-09-2017) at 3 p.m. at his home.
Kenneth was born in Chatham County on August 30, 1945, the son of James and Fronnie Ann (Eubanks) Elixson.   He was employed as a truck driver for Greg Brown Logging Company.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Elixson; daughter, Jennifer Yacobellis; sons, James Elixson, Kevin Urich; sisters, Mary Sparks, Carolyn Ellis, Ann Harris; brothers, Jimmy Elixson, Henry Elixson;  and five grandchildren.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

REBECCA H. SCOTT
Rebecca H. Scott, born June 11, 1938 in Nash County, NC, passed away on June 29, 2017 in her home under the care of Hospice of Randolph County. Her death followed an extended period of declining health.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ray Scott; her daughter Susan and son-in-law Aaron Banks of Lake Norman, NC; her son John and daughter-in-law Danielle Scott of Sophia, NC; grandchildren, Emma, Nicholas, and Parker Banks, Cooper and Camden Scott. She also leaves behind loving siblings, Betty Walters of Stone Mountain GA, Mae Ola Medlin of Rocky Mount, NC, Bobby and his wife Janice Hedgepeth of Glen Allen, VA, and several nieces and nephews.
Rebecca loved and was devoted to the Lord, family, and friends. Especially her grandchildren who were a great source of joy to her, just as she was to them.
She was predeceased by parents George A. Hedgepeth and Maggie Ayers Hedgepeth, sister Lucille Carter, brothers Venoy, Raeford,Cecil, Clifton, and Paul Hedgepeth.
Rebecca graduated from Guilford College where she was awarded the honor of membership in Who’s Who in colleges and universities, and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.  She later earned an advanced degree in school administration from UNC Greensboro and retired from the Asheboro City and Randolph County schools after 35 years of service.
Being the giving person Rebecca was, she chose the Body Donation Program for Medical Research.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be scheduled at a later date.
The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Randolph County, especially nurses Tara, Lynette, Wendy, the Home Instead Senior Care staff and the devoted caretakers, Nancy Hoskins, Elizabeth Olivarez, and Andrea Morrison for their excellent service to Rebecca and the family throughout her extended illness.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel, 2110 Veasley Street, Greensboro NC 27407.

BARBARA ANN FOGLEMAN THRAILKILL
Barbara Ann Fogleman Thrailkill, age 83, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro.
Mrs. Thrailkill was born in Chatham County on June 3, 1934 to the late James Ross Fogleman and Edna Blanche Thomas Fogleman. She was also preceded in death by brother James Larkin Fogleman and two sisters, Dora Elizabeth Fogleman Byrd and Blanche Marie Fogleman Brooks.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Benton Thrailkill; son, Ross Thrailkill and fiancé Becky Ray of Chatham County; daughter, Dodie Mills and husband Samuel of Chatham County; sister, Ava Fogleman, and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service was held Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Pastor Benny Oakes and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Barbara’s honor to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1011, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or The Alzheimer’s Association, 3739 National Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Thrailkill family

June 29, 2017

  ZACHARIAH HEADEN
Mr. Zachariah Headen, 74, of Goldston, passed on Sunday,(06-18-2017)at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (06-24-2017) at 11 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy, Sanford.

TRILBY BROWN BATCHELOR
Trilby Brown Batchelor, 71, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (06-21-2017)at her home.
A memorial service was held at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church on Friday, (06-23-2017) at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Taylor officiating.
She was born in Lee County on June 5, 1946 to the late Oris and Algie Spence Brown.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Doralene Knight and Gaynelle Hudson.
Trilby is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Batchelor; son, Chad Lee Batchelor of Myrtle Beach, SC; one granddaughter; brother, Ross Brown of Mamers; sisters, Barbara Koepp of Broadway, Katrina Tankersley of Encinitas, CA.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ERNEST CLARDON PENDERGRAPH
Ernest Clardon Pender-graph, 95, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (06-21-2017) at his home.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wesley Thomas presiding. Burial followed in the Gum Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Rites.
Mr. Pendergraph was born in Chatham County on April 13, 1922 to the late John Ehrie “J.E.” and Addie Farrell Pendergraph. He was also preceded in death his wife, Velna Pendergraph, daughter, ErlineVeasey, grandson, Craig Veasey, brothers, Cecil Pendergraph, Ed Pendergraph, and sisters, Sadie Cooper, Blanche Crosby, Bell Mills, Maudie Nash, and Betty Lou Pendergraph.
Surviving relatives include a son, Lee Pendergraph of Moncure; a daughter, Deborah Fuller of Pittsboro; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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.donald sonfunerals.com.

TERRY ALBERT WILLIAMS
Terry Albert Williams, 67, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (06-21-2017)at his home.
The memorial service was held at Holly Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, (06-24-2017) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Scott Yow officiating.
He was born in Hoke County on April 5, 1950 to Mary Kane Williams and the late Harvey Williams, Jr.
In addition to his mother, Terry is survived by his wife, Theresa Clark Williams; daughters, Kayce Williams of Pinebluff, Angela Jackson of Broadway, Audrey Williams of Greensboro; brother, Tim Williams of Durham, and a sister, Marie Williams of Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Men Group, Holly Springs Baptist Church, 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway, NC 27505.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EDWARD JAMES HAYES
Edward James Hayes, 69, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-16-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (06-24-2017) at 10 a.m. at White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Brown B. Patton officiating.
Eddie was born in Hempstead, New York on November 06, 1947, to the late John Alan Hayes and Eula Lee Stone Hayes.  He was a meat market manager at Winn-Dixie and was a partner in Garner Seafood Market.   He later worked as a quality service manager at Trion until he retired.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Annette Jackson Hayes; a son, Kyle Edward Hayes of Raleigh; and a sister, Joan Smith of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EDNA PAULINE WICKER HAMEL
Edna Pauline Wicker Hamel, 86, of Sanford, died Saturday, (06-24-2017), at her home.
A memorial mass was held at St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, (06-28-2017) at  1 p.m. with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hamel was born in Lee County, on August 20, 1930, to the late Lee Wicker and Leila Morris Wicker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter Lowella Jean Hamel; a great-great grandchild Kash Patterson; sisters, Christine Schultz, Hilda Matuskicwicz, Marjorie Clarke and Ruby Wicker Todd.  She was a housewife and retired from Eaton Corporation.  A member of St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church,she was a member of the St. Catherine Ladies Guild, and a ten-year volunteer with Central Carolina Hospital.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Lowell Albert Hamel of the home; sons, Michael Hamel, Richard Hamel, and Steven Hamel, all of Sanford, Martin “Marty” Hamel of Buies Creek; daughter, Cathy Hamel Patterson of Broadway; seven grandchildren,  six great-grandchildren, and three great-great- grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 901 N Franklin Drive, Sanford, NC  27330.
Make condolences at www.cameronbridges
funeralhome.com.

FRANCES (MARSH) VITTORO
Mrs. Frances (March) Vittoro 72, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Pittsboro passed away Tuesday (06-13-2017) at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (06-27-2017) at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

IRENE PALMER McINTOSH
Mrs. Irene Palmer McIntosh, 100, of Goldston passed on Sunday, (06-25-2017) at Cambridge Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held Friday (06-30-2017) at Thompson Chapel AME Zion Church.
Survivors include daughters, Doris of Raleigh, Deann Marsh of Goldston; son, John McIntosh of Goldston, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

KIRSTY HEADEN
Miss Kirsty Headen of Georgia passed away on Sunday, (06-25-2017).
Graveside services are planned for Thursday, (06-29-2017) at Chatham Memorial Park at 1 p.m.
She is survived by her father, Grady Headen of Georgia.
Knotts & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

WILLIE GEORGE JORDAN, JR.
Mr. Willie George Jordan, Jr., son of the late George and Louise Jordan passed away.
A memorial service was held Friday at 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church.
Willie was  educated in the Chatham County School system, a mechanic and electrician by trade. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Odessa Paige, Berlinda Brower; brothers, Douglas and Aster Lee Jordan.
Survivors include his son, Willie Demetres Jordan, III; sister, Louretta Fike; and brother, Earl Jordan.

EDDIE WALLACE MATTHEWS
Eddie Wallace Matthews, 85, of Siler City passed on Monday (06-19-2017) at his home in Lawrenceville, GA.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (06-24-2017) at 11 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Wallace was born February 12, 1932 to Guy and Virginia Marley Stirckland Matthews. A graduate of Chatham County Training School, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He served a second tour of duty serving in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Africa. He was a trained brick mason, but worked for several companies, finally retiring from Eveready Battery. A member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, he was active in the senior choir, the usher board, was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was vice Commander for the Moffitt Pool  American Legion Post #277, and a member of the Knights of Pythagoras (Mason). He served on the Siler City Planning Board.
Survivors include his daughters, Iris E. Matthews, Brenda Hines McCrimmon of Carthage; son, Tony Marsh of Bear Creek; sisters, Carolyn Taylor of Washington, DC and Jewel Woodard  of Orandlo, FL.

ARNOLD WAYNE HAYES
Mr. Arnold “Wayne” Hayes, 78, of Asheboro, died Saturday, (06-24-2017) at his home.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday (06-28-2017) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with Rev. Don Edwards presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Wayne was born in Randolph County in 1938, son of the late James Fletcher Hayes and Janie Katherine Davis Hayes. He had worked in textiles, but retired from the Maintenance Department at  Randolph Community College. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hayes and sister Faye Powers.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Cox Hayes of the home; son, Mike Hayes of Asheboro; daughter, Angie Goins of Sophia; sisters, Bonnie Evans of Greensboro, Ruby Brady and Phyllis Hammonds, both of Asheboro; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Make online condol-ences at: www.joyce bradychapel.com.

ANTHONY “TONY” FRANKLINCAMERON
Anthony “Tony” Franklin Cameron, 57, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-27-2017) at his home.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Tony was born in Lee County, on December 28, 1959 to James Franklin Cameron and Dorothy Teal Cameron.  His father preceded him in death.  He graduated from Lee County High School and alongside his father, owned and operated Cameron’s Body Shop.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy “Dot” Teal Cameron; wife, Denise Damon Cameron both of Sanford; son, Chad Cameron of Florida; step-daughter, Caroline Clayton Johnson of Raleigh; sister, Alisa Cameron York.
The family will receive friends Friday, (06-30-2017) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Breadbasket, PO Box 912, Sanford, NC 27331-0912.
Make online condolencesat:   www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES MELVIN HART
James Melvin Hart, 73, of Sanford, died Monday, (06-26-2017) at his home.
The funeral service will be Thursday, (06-27-2017) at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial will follow in Lee Memory Gardens.
He was born in Lee County on February 28, 1944 to the late Roman and Lillian Hart, Sr.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Doris Smith, Hazel Shaw and Mary Lacy Cole; brothers Jerry, Roy and Charlie Hart.  Melvin retired from Cherokee Brick.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice Parrish Hart; sons, Steve Hart, Joey Hart, Kenneth Hart, all of Sanford; daughter, Kristie Watkins of West Virginia; sister, Mildred Branch of Sanford; nine grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday, (06-28-2017) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Make online condol-ences at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

DAVID FOX  
Mr. David Fox, 69, of Sanford passed on Wednesday (06-21-2017) at his home.
Arrangements by: Knotts
Funeral Home, Sanford.

MASTER KIMARI SINTREL ROSEBORO
Master Kimari Sintrell Roseboro, 5, of Sanford passed on Thursday, (06-22-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts
Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARGARET LUCILLE HUBBLE
Margaret Lucille Hubble, 75, of Siler City passed away in her home on Saturday, June 24, 2017 surrounded by her children.
She was born February 8, 1942 in Castlewood, VA. She relocated to Siler City in 1966. She was employed by Chatham Hospital until her illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Skeen and Marjorie Skeen Brooks of Castlewood, VA. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold Brooks.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angela Hubble and Steve Perry of Siler City; son and
daughter-in-law, Michael and Johnsie Hubble of Asheville, NC; brother, Roger Skeen and wife Judy, of Center Cross, VA; sister, Jeanette Bausell and husband Larry of Ormond Beach, FL: sister, Janice Gibson and partner Les Vannoy
of Blountville, TN.
There will be a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate.
Cape Fear Crematory, Inc.

FRANCES “MOZELLE” ROUTH
Mrs. Frances “Mozelle” Routh, 93, of Bennett, N.C., died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.
The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce – Brady Chapel in Bennett. The funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and Glenn Williamson presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mozelle was born in Richmond County, N.C. in 1923, daughter of the late Frank McNeill and Jessie Mae Hancock McNeill. During her life she enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, reading and spending time with her great – grandchildren and attending church. Her membership at Bennett Baptist brought her great joy, serving there in any capacity she could. Railroad Mills snuff was a staple in the life of Mozelle. She retired from Klopman Mills after 32 years of dedicated service. Mozelle loved her family and friends dearly and was known often to quote, “I love life”. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Katie Pearline and Aildean Routh; son-in-law, Alan R. “Buck “ Lynch; brother James McNeill; and her husband of 60 years, Earl Routh in 2001.
She is survived by daughters, Joan Lynch of Asheboro, Dianne Parker and husband Kirby of Bennett; two sisters, Ruth Oldham of Bennett, Betty Caviness and husband Edsel of Burlington; three grandchildren, Greg Lynch and wife Angela of Seagrove, Tina Stephens and husband David of Asheboro, Kim Williamson and husband Glenn of Bennett; seven great-grandchildren, Shellie, Scottie, Abbie and Ellie Stephens of Asheboro, Kayla and Avery Williamson of Bennett, Marannda Lynch of Seagrove; sister-in-law, Peggy Routh of Bennett; and a host of family and friends.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Bennett Baptist Church / Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, N.C. 27208 or the Chatham Council on Aging  112 Village Lake Drive, Siler City, N.C. 27344,   Attn: Vickie Cheek.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joyce bradychapel.com.

LUCILLE FRAZIER HAYES
Lucille Frazier Hayes, 88, of Staley died Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Siler City Center, Siler City.
Mrs. Hayes was born April 1, 1929 in Chatham County, the daughter of Jesse M. and Esther (Needham) Frazier. She was retired owner-operator of Frazier Service and Convenience Store, and also had worked at Carol’s Cakes and Catering. Lucille was a member of Moon’s  Chapel Baptist Church. She loved her church and enjoyed doing word search. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Foy L. “Dock” Hayes, 11 brothers and sisters, step-son, Ray Dock Hayes, and step-daughter, Peggy Sharpe.
She is survived by one son, Lewis Frazier (Jennifer) of Bear Creek; two sisters, Estelle Siler Ward and Evelyn McDaniel, both of Siler City; step-daughter, Carol Smith and husband Mike of Siler City; step-sons, Robert Hayes and wife Pam of Siler City, Wayne Hayes and wife Angelia of Lexington; grandchildren, Amanda Frazier, Joshua Frazier, Phillip Smith, Mitchell Smith, Kristin Coleman, Jennifer Hayes, Courtney Davis, Christopher Hayes, Lynn Hilliard, Shane Hilliard and Kenneth Hayes and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City with Rev. Patrick Fuller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Hayes family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

 PEGGY SMITH ELLINGTON
Peggy Smith Ellington, 75, was called home to her heavenly reward on Sunday, June 25, 2017, with her beloved family at her side at Chatham Hospital. They had watched her valiantly fight a nine-year battle that began with a tumor on her brain stem in 2008 and ended only days from her fifty-second wedding anniversary.
She was the daughter of Herbert Allen and Mary Frances Ivey Smith and a sister to Ruth Hissong, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Ellington; daughter, Holly and grandson, Will (Dasha) O’Briant; granddaughter, Robin (Ryan) Mashburn, great-granddaughter, Reagan; brother, Al (Marianne) Smith; and special friend, June McAllister, all of Siler City; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  As a final tribute to his cherished cousin, Robert Womble drove two thousand miles from Wyoming to be at her side.
Peggy pursued her lifelong dream of being a nurse, first becoming a licensed LPN and immediately continuing her training to become a registered nurse. She served in multiple locales, including Lee, Randolph, Moore, and Guilford counties, with extended assignments at Chatham Hospital and SunBridge in Siler City. She was widely recruited throughout her career and continued to receive, even after retirement, offers as far away as Hawaii. There were incidents when she was called from home in the middle of the night to begin a particularly difficult infusion. Hers was an undeniable skill, but one she always attributed to the tutelage of Dr. Rao Kothapalli. Her extraordinary touch was a marvel to her many patients and colleagues.
When she faced her medical diagnosis, she herself became the recipient of that exceptional type of nurturing care. The family wishes to acknowledge the superb care from her Duke medical team, Dr. Henry Friedman, Dr. John Kirkpatrick, and Dr. Annick Desjardins; from Chatham Primary Care, Dr. Jim Davis and Dr. David Gibson; from Liberty Home Health, Kathy Moffitt, and from the Chatham Hospital staff, including Dr. Erica Pettigrew, who all were kind, attentive, and professional in their constant efforts to ease and comfort her.
Her legacy was one of profound love for and service to her family upon whom she lavished her extravagant gifts. Her family adored her in return.  Her cooking was legendary, with banana pudding a specialty, and large family gatherings brought her immense joy. Much of what she did for others, and especially families in need at holidays or in other trying circumstances with food, clothing, and gifts of monetary support, was purposefully under the radar, as she was committed to living out Matthew 6:4, which calls God’s children to do charitable deeds in secret, not for man’s applause, but for the Father who sees in secret and rewards openly. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Siler City.
A graveside service was observed on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in the family plot. .
Memorials may be made to the kitchen renovation fund at First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Chatham County Relay for Life, c/o Ann McDaniel, PO Box 522, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

June 22, 2017

LUTHER AVERY MARKS    
Luther Avery Marks, 92 of Moncure, passed away Wednesday (06/14/2017)
at Sanford Health and Rehab.
Graveside services were held Friday (06/16/2017) at Buckhorn United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Earp officiating.
He was born in Chatham County on April 7, 1925, son of Avery Alexander Marks and Tula Grace Mims Marks. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Corrine Kieger Marks; brothers, Kent Marks, Curtis Marks; and grandson, Michael Vinson.
He is survived by his wife Patricia B. Marks of the home; daughters, Carolyn M. Alberts of Wilmington, Robin M. Idol of Whitefish, MT, LeAnn M. Church of Raleigh; sons, Stephen Marks of Raleigh, Michael Marks of Wilmington; brother, Sammy Marks of Moncure; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.

LUCY BELLE  SMITH KELLY
Lucy Belle Smith Kelly, 93, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-13-2017)at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, (06-17-2017) with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kelly was born in Lee County on July 23, 1923 to the late Marvin Edgar Smith and Otis Womble Smith.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Kelly; grandson, Patrick Kelly; siblings, Gilbert Smith, Jack Smith, Ella Lee Turner, Esther Cook, Christine Jackson and Agnes Holder.  Lucy Belle was a longtime member of Flat Springs Baptist Church serving as Sunday School teacher and member of the WMU Circle groups.
She is survived by sons, Ernest Clifford Kelly, Lewis David Kelly, both of Deep River; daughter, Emma K. Cotten of Sanford; sister Ollie Cox of Sanford; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Flat Springs Baptist Church, General Fund, 4148 Deep River Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

JOAN CAROLYN McRAE
Mrs. Joan Carolyn McRae, 70, of Troy,  died Sunday, (06-18-2017) at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (06-22-2017), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Don Edwards presiding. Burial followed     in the church cemetery.
Joan was born in Chatham County, in 1947, daughter of the late Dewey Edgar Cox and Gerta Brown Cox. She worked as a sewing supervisor for McRae Industries for many years prior to retirement. She enjoyed her membership at Pleasant Grove. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael McRae.
She is survived by her children, Cindy Haithcock of Franklinville; Wesley Pittman of Dunn’s Creek, FL, Ryan Pittman of Troy; sisters, Nancy Kidd of High Falls, Margaret Hayes of Asheboro, Jane Gordon of Bennett; and three grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Joyce – Brady Chapel in Bennett.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

RUTH SNIPES
Mrs. Ruth Snipes, 98, of Chapel Hill pased on Saturday, (06-17-2017) at
UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services will be held Friday, (06-23-2017) at 2 p.m. at St. John Holy Church. Burial will follow at Carrboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30, prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

ZACHARIAH HEADEN
Mr. Zachariah Headen, 74, of Goldston, passed on Sunday,(06-18-2017)at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

June 15, 2017

JUANITA  SUMNER POE
Juanita Sumner Poe, 67, of  Liberty, died Tuesday, (06-06-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (06-10-2017), at Bethany United Methodist Church, Staley, with Rev. Sharon Quate officiating.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was a native of Richmond, VA, and worked in the insurance industry for twenty-five years, including for Nationwide Insurance in Siler City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Sumner, Sr. and Sylvia Carpenter Sumner, sister, Shirley Wilson, and brothers, Charles A. Sumner, Jr., and Roy L. Sumner.
Survivors include her husband, Roscoe T. Poe, of the home; sons, Kenneth T. Poe, Steven R. Poe, both of Liberty; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1705, Liberty, NC 27298.

SEAN THOMAS O’DONNELL
Sean Thomas O’Donnell, 19, of Apex, died Monday, (06-05-2017).
A funeral mass was held Saturday, (06-10-2017) at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father Scott presiding.
Sean was born in Wake County on December 31, 1997 to Patrick “Pat” O’Donnell and Mary Martin O’Donnell. He is also survived by his sister, Bridget O’Donnell and maternal grandparents, Thomas Martin and Kathleen Irish.
Sean was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Terrence and Teresa O’Donnell.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 99108, Raleigh, NC 27624.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.

NORMA GOINS PARTEN
Norma Goins Parten, 91, of Olivia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, (06-07-2017). .
A graveside service was held on Saturday, (06-10-2017) at 11 a.m. at Cameron Grove Cemetery with Father Craig Lister officiating.
She was born in Stokes County on September 9, 1925 to the late Benjamin Goins and Lissie G. Goins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Harold Benjamin Parten; a daughter, Janice Parten Simpson; sister, Juanita McCoy and a great-grandson.  Norma was employed by Federal Spinning for many years as well as Eckerds, Mack’s and Popes Dime Stores.
She is survived by her sons, Leonard Parten and Billy Parten; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Norma’s memory.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneraklhome.com.

CECILIA ANN WESSNER GALVIN
Cecilia Ann Wessner Galvin, 59, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, (06-08-2017) at her home.
Cecilia was born in Hudson County, New Jersey on April 28, 1958 to the late Chester M. Wessner and Tessie Moscinski Wessner.
Surviving relatives include her husband Scott Galvin; daughters, Delaney Galvin, Danica Galvin; brothers, Michael Wessner of Chapel Hill, and Peter Wessner of Houston, TX.
In lieu of flowers  the family ask that donations be made in Cecilia’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, S.D. 57325.
Condolences may be made at www.donald sonfunerals.com.

DAVID RAY SILER
David Ray Siler, 59, of Siler City died Saturday, (06-10-2017) at his home.
The memeorial service was held Monday, (06-12-2017) at 5 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joey Miller officiating.
A native of Chatham County, he was born November 8, 1957, the son of Grady Spencer and Edith (Walker) Siler.   David was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nolie Farrell, and a brother; William Donald Siler.
David was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church, and a self-employed carpenter.
He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Davis of Staley; a son, Joshua Siler of Whiteville; sister, Sue Siler Parker of Sanford; brothers, Darrell Siler and Brian Barnette, both of Siler City; and three grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BILLY M ALLRED
Billy Madison Allred, 69, of Staley, died Friday, (06-09-2017) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Graveside Masonic services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, (06-12-2017) at Staley Cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Billy was a native of Randolph County, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Ramseur High School, previously employed with Black & Decker and retired from Times Fiber.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Louise Coker Allred, and a brother, Franklin Allred.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Langley Allred of the home; daughter; Shannon McCallum of Staley; son, Steven Allred of Staley; sisters, Alice Cook and Zilla Wallace, both of Franklinville, Annette Kidd and Jo Gaye Cain, both of Ramseur; brothers, Daniel Allred of Ramseur, and Doyle Allred of Asheboro.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

NORMAN L. “JOE” HAYES
Norman Lewis “Joe” Hayes, 71, of Bear Creek, died Sunday, (06-11-2017) at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (06-14-2017) at Pentecostal Victory Temple Church with    Rev. Darrin Locklear, Rev. Michael Crigler, and Rev. David Edwards officiating.  Burial was at Oakley Baptist Church.
Norman was a native of Chatham County, formerly employed with Charles Craft, and a member of Pentecostal Victory Temple Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Thomas Hayes, his parents, Ralph T. and Wilma Phillips Hayes, grandson, Brandon Chavis, brothers, Henry Hayes, Lacy Hayes, Ralph Junior Hayes, Jerry Wayne Hayes, and sister, Wilma Mae Hayes.
Survivors include a step-son, Jimmy Chavis, of Goldston; sisters, Irene Atkins, of Siler City, Barbara Tesh of Robbins, Shirley DeBord of Siler City; brothers, Hobert Hayes and Rayford Hayes, both of Bear Creek, and John Hayes, of Robbins.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Pentecostal Victory Temple Church Building Fund, PO Box 691, Siler City, NC 27344-0691.

JAMES B. VEST
Mr. James Burnley Vest, 57, of Sanford,  died Thursday, (06-08-2017), at Southeastern Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, (06-13-2017), at 2 p.m. at Hunt Springs Baptist Church in Sanford, with Pastor Thadd McElreath officiating.
Mr. Vest was born on April 23, 1960, in Washington, D.C. to Steuart Vest and Eleanor Millard Vest of Vienna, Virginia.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Heiser Vest; daughters, Katie Bridges and Lara Vest, both of Sanford; and  a brother, Andrew Vest of McLean, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607 or to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA), P.O. Box 2642, Sanford, N.C.  27331.

ERNEST HARTWELL MAHONEY
Mr. Ernest Hartwell Mahoney, 59, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-09-2017), at Wake Med Health & Hospital in Raleigh.
No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Mahoney was born on March 27, 1958, in Moore County, to Mildred Herring Stewart of Sanford, and the late Hugh Francis Mahoney.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Robert J. Mahoney of Castleberry, FL and Michael David Mahoney of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

STEVE FOX, JR.
Mr. Steve Fox, Jr., 75, of Sanford passed on Thursday, (06-08-2017)
in Carthage.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JAMES “JUNE” YARBOUGH, III
Mr. James “June” Yarbough, III, 73 of Pittsboro passed on Thursday, (06-08-2017) at UNC Hospitals.
Funeral service was held Tuesday (06-13-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai AME Church with burial following in Pittsboro Cemetery.

GENE GARRISON 
Gene Garrison, 85, of Pittsboro, passed away on Saturday, (06-10-2017).
Arrangements by: The Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.
www.CremationSociety NC.com.

 JOE CHEEK (J.C.) WILLIAMS
Joe Cheek (J.C.) Williams, 97, of Siler City died Thursday, June 8, 2017, after two years of declining health.
A native of Randolph County, J.C. lived his life in Chatham County.  He was born September 18, 1919, the son of Joe Alexander and Ella Cheek Williams.  J.C. was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Catherine Ward Williams; and one brother, John Kermit Williams.
He is survived by his son Joe Williams and wife, Eileen, of Siler City; granddaughter Doctor Kara Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews, including Clegg Williams and Nancy Sue Sturdivant of Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were Sunday, June 11th at two o’clock, at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City.  Visitation was at 1:00 at the same location.
J.C. attended Siler City High School, graduated from Bevard College and was enrolled at North Carolina State College in Raleigh, NC.  In 1941, he joined the US Navy and received his aviator’s wings in July of 1942.  He piloted a PBY-5A a navy patrol seaplane. He served his country in the Aleutians, the South Pacific, and Saipan.  He then joined the Naval Reserves, serving during the Korean Conflict in French Morocco.  He left active duty as a Naval Lt. Commander.  He remained involved with his fellow aviators until his death.
J.C. Williams was the owner of Williams Seating Company for over fifty years and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE), PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The Williams’ family appreciates the support of neighbors and friends during J.C.’s lifetime.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 FRANKIE LOUISE WOOD TATE  
Frankie Louise Wood Tate, 54, of  Country Club Drive, Siler City died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Chatham  Hospital after a courageous fight against lung cancer at Duke Medical Center.
Mrs. Tate was born in Chatham County on April 5, 1963, the daughter of Louise “Sis” Brooks Wood and Jerry Burton Wood, Jr.  She was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, Louisburg College and Rutledge Business College in Greensboro.
She carried the names of both of her grandfathers who were acknowledged as pillars of the community.  One the first pharmacist in the town, the other a long time community servant who was the town’s mayor.
She worked at First Union Bank and then Chatham Foods.  She was president of FTC Sales, Inc, a partner in Bubba’s Barbecue and co-owner, with her husband Alan of Oval Oak Steak House.  They made their home in Siler City where she was a stay at home Mom with a nurturing spirit and loving heart, always putting family first.
She was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church of Siler City, sat on the Board of Directors of Chatham Charter and coached the tennis team at Jordan-Matthews High School.
Continuing her family’s strong and enduring legacy of golf, she was the first and only female board member of the Siler City Country Club.
She embraced the best traits of her parents and embodied their lessons of love of family and service to others and was relentlessly devoted to them in sickness and in health.
She was a devoted wife of 24 years to Alan K. Tate and the mother to Lindsay, a rising Junior in college and Austin, a rising Sophomore in high school.  Her great gift was a nurturing spirit which she lavished on her family and friends.  It was an endearing tribute that in her last days and hours, her husband, children, brothers and their wives, nephews, niece, cousins, and childhood friends were all at her bedside to return the love and admiration she poured into their lives.  Dr. Jim Davis always nearby, was among them and a tower of strength and comfort to the family.  He and Dr. Mike Grant of Duke are held in great esteem for their exceptionally compassionate care.
She is survived by her husband, Alan, daughter, Lindsay, and son Austin of the home; brothers, Jerry B. “Twig” Wood, III and wife, Betty, Craig B. Wood and wife, Margaret; nephews, Jerry B. Wood, IV and wife, Ashley, Stephen F. Wood and fiancé’, Brianna, Craig B. Wood, II; niece, Ashley A. Wood and fiancée, Justin Foy; mother-in-law Mary Helen Tate; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Tate.
Frankie was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Andy Wood; father-in-law, Alfred Tate.
The family received friends Sunday, June 11, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Siler City from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral was held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Belcher and Rev. Joe Casteel officiating.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery,
Memorials may be made  to the First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344 or Chatham County Relay for Life, c/o Ann McDaniel, P.O. Box 522, Siler City, NC  27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CARL “DICK” EDWARD McGHEE
Carl “Dick” Edward McGhee 74, of Chapel Hill died at UNC Hospitals on June 8, 2017
He leaves behind his sister, Barbara McGhee Farrell, brother, Clarence “Pete” McGhee and wife Sylvia Farrell McGhee; four nephews, two nieces, and many family members and close friends.
Born and raised in Chapel Hill, the son of the late Carl Rudolph and Frances Cash McGhee, Carl was a lifelong resident of Chatham County.
Carl loved his family and his church family. He was known in the family as Uncle Dick and loved all who knew him.
Dick was born into the life of farming and enjoyed all aspects of it. He worked in Pittsboro at the Hosiery Mill in Chatham County before moving on to UNC Hospitals at the Division of Lab Animal Medicine Department. He retired December 2001 after 27 years of service.
The family received friends Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 1:30  to 2:45 p.m. at Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. with Rev. Allen Stanton presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers ,the family ask that donations be made to Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Memory of Carl. 1090 Farrington Point Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the McGhee family.

ELLA BROOKS STINSON
Ella Brooks Stinson of Bear Creek, NC went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, June 9, 2017. At the age of 93, she died peacefully in the home of her daughter Judy where she resided the past eight years.
Ella was born on August 10, 1923 to the late Merritt and Sally Brooks of Bear Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas H. Stinson.  They were married 47 years and had three children; the late Marlin Stinson, wife Carolyn, Jim Stinson, wife Beverly, and daughter Judy S. Scott, husband Marlyn.  She had five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Ella was a 1940 graduate of Goldston High School, where she was Salutatorian of her class.  She served faithfully at Bear Creek Baptist Church in many ministries and shared her love of Jesus through music, teaching, leading, and hospitality. She was also a retired seamstress of 50+ years in Chatham County.
She was loved by many and her faithfulness to her church, family, friends, and community will be remembered by all.
Visitation with family and friends was held Sunday June 11, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.
The funeral service was held Monday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church, Bear Creek.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

MR. LEON ROMIE MANN
Mr. Leon Romie Mann, 96, passed away Saturday evening, June 10, 2017 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro, NC.
A native of Chatham County, NC, Leon was born July 21, 1920 to the late Margaret Tapp and Jefferson Romie Mann.  He honorably served in the U.S. Army in WWII.
Leon loved farming all of his life. He was a lifetime member at Mt. Pleasant UMC, was the Sunday School Superintendent and maintained the church and cemetery grounds. He retired from Frigidaire after many years of service. He was married to the former Louise Harris for 63 years, until her passing June 10, 2008.
He is survived by his sons, William J. Mann and wife, Joyce and Stephen L. Mann of Pittsboro, NC; two sisters, Marjorie Honeycutt and Sarah Lindsay, both of Raleigh, NC; his two grandchildren, Justin and Jessica; along with many cousins.
A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m.  Tuesday, June 13 at Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation in Pittsboro.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant UMC in Pittsboro, NC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

MRS. RACHEL  ANDREW MURROW
Mrs. Rachel Andrew Murrow, wife of the late John Owen Murrow, passed away at her home on June 11, 2017, after in extended illness.
Mrs. Murrow was born in Bishopville, SC, a daughter of the late Braxton M. and Mary Frances (Fannie) Andrew. She was a member of the Hope Methodist Church in Bonlee, NC.  She was predeceased by one sister, Katherine Spainhour of Greensboro, NC, and three brothers, Leroy, Ralph, and Benny Andrew of Aynor.
Surviving Mrs. Murrow is one brother, Tommy Andrew (Sherrill), of Murrells Inlet, and three sisters, Barbara Sell of Conway, Gayle Stoner (Ken) of Florence, Peggy Rabon (Garner) of Aynor, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members whom she loved dearly.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caretakers from Caregivers of South Carolina and Heartland Hospice for their love and support.
A graveside service was held at Hope Methodist/Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery in Bonlee, NC, on Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m., with the Reverend David Wade officiating.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2411 N. Oak Street #108, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor is serving the family.

BOBBY RAY  McLEOD
Bobby Ray McLeod, 58, of Gilliland Road, Siler City died Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Mr. McLeod was born in Chatham County on October 31, 1958, the son of Ray Edward and Janette (DeBoard) McLeod.    Bobby was a person with a sense of humor and enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren.  He had worked as a logger, cable installer, welder, plumber and carpenter.
He is survived by one daughter, Ashley McLeod; one son, Tommy McLeod; brother, Robert “Peanut” McLeod, all of Siler City; grandchildren, Peyton, Lindsey, Preston Sizemore, Taylor, Leah, Summer McLeod; two nephews and one niece; and best friend, Steve Felts
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at his residence.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

June 8, 2017

DONNY RAY  KENNEDY
Mr. Donny Ray Kennedy, 39, of Robbins, died Wednesday, (05-24-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held by family and friends at a later date.
Donny was born in Moore County, in 1977; son of Jimmy Ray Kennedy and Pamela Lynne Barber Kennedy. He worked as a lift operator in the lumber business.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Roy and Alene Freeman of Albemarle; one brother, Danny Ray Kennedy of Lobelia; and sister, Jennifer Lynne Keene of Robbins.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com .

HELEN FORREST HUMBERTSON
Mrs. Helen Forrest Humbertson, 82, of Carthage,  died Thursday, (06-01-2017) at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (06-03-2017) at 11 a.m. at the Putnam Friends Church Cemetery  with Dr. Bill Cooper presiding.
Helen was born in Guilford County in 1934, daughter of the late Clyde Ernest Forrest and Josephine Andrew Forrest. After high school, she attended cosmetology school in Fishersville, Va. She worked in the textile industry. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Roderick Dewayne Humbertson of Biscoe; brothers, Douglas E. Forrest of Carthage, Ted A. Forrest of Robbins, Roger W. Forrest of Carthage; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
The family has requested in addition to flowers,  contributions may be made to the Putnam Friends Church Cemetery Fund, 136 Putnam Church Road, Carthage, N.C.  28327.

JOHNNIE  RICHARD FARRAR
Mr. Johnnie Richard Farrar, 72, of Pittsboro passed on Monday, (05-29-2017) at his home.
Funeral service was held Saturday, (06-03-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church with interment following in the church cemetery.

JEFFREY “MASON” PHILLIPS
Jeffrey“ Mason “ Phillips, 17, of Bennett,  died Thursday, (06-01-2017) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (06-04-2017), at 4 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Glendon Independent Christian Church Cemetery. Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. Bradley Kidd presided.
Mason  was born in Moore County, in the year 2000, son of Jeffrey Barrett Phillips and Angela Faye Lawson Phillips. He was a rising senior at Chatham Central High School, where he  excelled in athletics as a three sport athlete, participating in Cross Country, baseball and basketball.
Survivors include  his mother, Angela F. Phillips of Bennett; his father, Jeffrey B. Phillips of Robbins; one sister, Jordan Michaela Phillips of the home; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Melva Phillips of Whispering Pines; maternal grandparents, Robert and Ava Bayles of Siler City; maternal great-grandfather, Howard O’Briant of Siler City, great-grandmother, Mary Bayles of Bear Creek; paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Phillips of Robbins.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

NORMAN W.  BRICKHOUSE
Norman W Brickhouse, 84, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-02-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, (06-04-2017) at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Sayles and Rev. Gilbert McDowell officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
He was born in Elizabeth City on June 4, 1932 to the late Emmett Brickhouse and Gertie Scott Brickhouse.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Clara Mae Brickhouse, Gladys Brumback, Audrey Nash, Virginia White, brothers, Miles Brickhouse and Harold Brickhouse.  A self-employed caterer, he was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.  He served our country in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Burgess Brickhouse; son, Dudley Brickhouse of Hilton Head, SC; brother, Leon Brickhouse of Elizabeth City; and three grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MARGIE LEE  DOUGLAS GRIFFIN
Margie Lee Douglas Griffin, 71, of Broadway, died Monday, (06-05-2017) at First Health Hospice House in Moore County.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, (06-08-2017) at 10 a.m. at Shallow Well Church cemetery with Rev. Donald Thompson and Rev. David Cannady officiating.
She was born in Lee County on June 30, 1945 to the late Mack Douglas and Mollie Creed Douglas.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Harold Griffin and a grandson.   Margie graduated from Benhaven High School and was a member of Shallow Well Church.  She worked for A&P Grocery Store for 30 years.
She is survived by a son, Jeff Griffin of Broadway; daughter, Angela Douglas of Lemon Springs; brother, Jimmy Mack Douglas of West End; sisters, Maxine Styers of Johnsonville, Annie Douglas Angel of Sanford; five grand-children and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (06-07-2017) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

 WILLIS HENRY  “Bill” AWTREY
Willis Henry “Bill” Awtrey, 83, of Siler City died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Chatham Hospital.
Mr. Awtrey was born in Blount County, Alabama on June 29, 1933 the son of Henry and Leta (Robertson) Awtrey. Bill was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was an active member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon.  He also had served on the building/grounds and cemetery committee for several years.  Bill was a building contractor.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Thomas Awtrey; his parents; and brother, Grant Awtrey.
He is survived by two daughters, Audrey Devine and husband John of Belmont, Lynn Colquitt and husband Joe of McDonough, GA; one son, Chris Awtrey and wife Leanna of Siler City; one sister, Barbara Champion of Cleveland, AL; one brother, Gary Awtrey of Cleveland, AL; grandchildren, Drew and Lauren Devine, Caroline and Chrissy Colquitt, Hunter Awtrey, Caleb Alcorn and Jace Awtrey; and one great-granddaughter, Blakely Devine.
The family received friends Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City.  The funeral followed at 5 p.m. with Rev. Kenny Black officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Military Rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

June 1, 2017

CHARLES ROBERT TROTTER
Mr. Charles Robert Trotter, 78, of Bennett,  died Monday, (05-22-2017) at Randolph Hospital.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (05-25-2017) at the Maple Springs United Methodist Church cemetery with Rev. Robert Downing presiding. The service included full military honors conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Charles was born in Randolph County on May 16, 1939 to Ervin Lee Trotter and Leona Tysinger. He served in the U.S. Army with a tour in Vietnam as an Artillery Mechanic. Charles worked in textiles as a fixer for Glendale Mills. He was a long-time member of the Tri-County Ruritan Club from which he received Ruritan of the Year award. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Trotter, and sisters, Frances Trotter Coggins and Mozelle Julian.
Survivors include his wife, Gaye Chilton Trotter of the home; children, Robin Trotter Marsh of Asheboro, Michael Reid Trotter of Bennett; two grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

NORMAN VICK KEITH, JR.
Norman Vick Keith, Jr., 66, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-23-2017) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral service was held Friday, (05-26-2017)at 11 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Dr. Gene Cobb officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo cemetery.
Norman was born in Lee County, on November 4, 1950 to the late Vick and Carolyn Dowd Keith.  He was self-employed as a real estate appraiser for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patti Kimrey Keith; sons, Vick Keith of Manns Harbor, Taylor Keith of Ayden; sisters, Nancy Cameron and Anne Monti, both of Sanford; and six grandchildren.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Mountain to Sea Trail, 112 S. Blount Street, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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ROBERT CLIFFORD “CLIFF” WHITE
Robert Clifford “Cliff” White, 25, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-23-2017).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He was born in Lee County on June 4, 1991 to Johnny Alton White and Pamela Renee Paul Clark of Sanford.  Cliff was preceded in death by grandfathers, J.D. Paul and Robert D. Cooke.  Cliff worked in construction.
Survivors include a brother, Dustin Paul White of Sanford; grandmothers, Gayle Morton Paul of Sanford and Jean W. Cooke of Carthage.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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WILLIAM HENRY “BUDDY” PARRISH
William Henry “Buddy” “Willie Buck” Parrish, 81, of Sanford, died Friday, (05-26-2017).
The funeral was held Tuesday, (05-30-2017) at  2 p.m. at the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Mr. Parrish was born in Lee County on March 13, 1936 to the late Preston Thomas Parrish and Mollie Enoma Parrish of Sanford.  Buddy was preceded in death by his daughter, Carrie Jeanette Parrish; a sister, Mildred Parrish and brother, Preston Parrish, Jr.  He retired from Cherokee-Sanford Brick Company where he worked for 45 years.
Surviving relatives include sons, William Thomas Parrish of Sanford, Donnie Ray Parrish  of Richmond, VA; daughters, Renee Parrish Stone  and Donna Parrish Bray of Sanford; sisters, Eleanor Parrish Yarborough of Wilmington, Linda Parrish Cox and Brenda Parrish Maddox, both of Sanford; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and five step- great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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GRACE MURCHISON POE HARRIS
Grace Murchison Poe Harris, 101, passed away Friday, (05-26-2017).
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Buffalo Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris was born in Chatham County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Percy Murchison Sr. She was preceded in death by husbands, Richard H. Poe, Jr. and John H. Harris; daughter, Sylvia Poe Crowder; brothers, W. Harold Murchison, T. Percy Murchison Jr, Wade Barber Murchison, Robert Merrill Murchison, and Charles Everette Murchison.
Mrs. Harris was a former Worthy Matron of the Sanford Chapter of the Eastern Star, taught Sunday school for many years and was a Girl Scout Leader. She attended the School of Nursing at Middlesex University in Middlesex, NJ.
Survivors include her daughter, Cornelia Poe Olive of Sanford; five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Promise of Lee Co., PO Box 2862, Sanford, NC 27331; or to Meals on Wheels of Chatham Co., PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online dondolences may be made at www.rogers
pickard.com.

RONNIE SHAW
Ronnie Shaw, 65, of Cameron, died Saturday, (05-27-2017) at home.
The funeral service was held Monday, (05-29-2017) at Cameron Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Greene and Jarred McNeill presiding.  Burial followed in the Cameron Church Cemetery.
He was born in Moore County, on July 17, 1951 to Georgene Goodwin Shaw and the late David Shaw.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Georgene Goodwin Shaw of Cameron; a brother, Wayne Shaw of Cameron; sisters, Gail Shaw and Deborah Shaw Hall, both of Cameron.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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BILLY WAYNE HOLDER
Mr. Billy Wayne Holder, 66, of Sanford, died Saturday, (05-27-2017), at his home.
Funeral was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Barbecue Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dvid Sherrod officiating. Burial was private.
Mr. Holder was born in Harnett Co., on February 12, 1951, to the late Johnnie Alexander Holder and Mary Hazel Thornburg Holder.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wiley Vonzell Holder.
He was a member of Barbecue Presbyterian Church and the Loyal Order of Moose, Sanford Lodge. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Godwin Holder; son, Adam Garrett Holder of Wake Forest; sisters, Helen West of Willow Springs, Caroline Meadows of Sanford; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MooseHeart, 155 N. International Drive, Moose- heart, Il.  60539.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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RUBY MARGARET WILSON
Ruby Margaret Wilson, 90, of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-28-2017), at her home.
A private service will be held at a later date.
She was born in Tampa, FL, on August 30, 1926, to the late Abe Wilson and Sally Press Wilson.  Ms. Wilson was a retired house keeper supervisor with Convalescent Care.
Survivors include her son, Corky Rogers of Cameron; sister, Hazel Christian of Carthage; two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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MARY RUTH KEY NICKENS
Mary Ruth Key Nickens, 81, of Cameron, died Sunday, (05-28-2017), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (05-31-2017), at 11a.m. at Cameron Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Greene presiding.  Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
She was born in Surry County, on February 17, 1936, to the late Burga D. Key and Rosa Brown Key.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Nickens and several brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Nickens was a retired Cafeteria Manager for Moore County Schools.
She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Yarborough of Fayetteville, Cheryl Collins of Cameron; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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RAEFORD DONALD MOFFITT
Raeford Donald Moffitt, 58, of Siler City passed on Saturday (05-27-2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services will be held Friday, (06-02-2017) at 12 noon at First Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Raeford was employed with MidState and Gold Kist Poultry. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church where he was sexton.
Survivors include children, Tiffany Foxx-Comer of Julian, TiAngelo Brandon of Fayetteville; his mother, Margaret Burnette Moffitt of Siler City; sisters, Wanda Wright of Liberty, Debra Stewart, Tammy Moffitt, and Jack Person, all of Siler City, Carol Parker of Asheboro; and four grandchildren.
 
FRANCES PATTERSON BYRD
Frances Patterson Byrd, 77, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-30-2017) at First Health Hospice House in West End.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (06-01-2017) from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Wesley Center of Jonesboro United Methodist Church.  The funeral servicewill follow at 3 p.m. in the church with Rev. Andi Woodhouse officiating.  Burial will follow at Broadway Town Cemetery.
She was born Lee County, on June 23, 1939 to the late Alvie Oldham Patterson, Sr. and Margaret Doris Rogers Patterson.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Alvie Oldham Patterson, Jr.  Frances worked for Cross & Brinn Real Estate, Mann’s Hardware before retiring from the Lee County Register of Deeds after 21 years of service.  She was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband John Wesley Byrd; daughter, Sherry Byrd Cooper of Sanford; sisters, Josephine Maddox of Sanford, Rachel Hunter of Montgomery, AL; and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials in her memory to Jonesboro United Methodist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 407 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

WALTER “WALT”WRIGHT, JR.
Walter “Walt”  Wright, Jr., 71, of  Siler City died Tuesday, (05-30-2017) at Randolph Hospice House.
The family will receive friends Friday, (06-02-2017) from 12 to 1 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.  A graveside service will follow at 1:30 at Chatham Memorial Park, with Rev. Eric L. Brooks, Sr. officiating.
Mr. Wright was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on June 27, 1945 the son of Walter Wright, Sr. and Eva (King) Wright.  Walt was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Pittsboro where he served as Deacon, and senior Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Essie (Marsh) Wright; daughter, Diane Horton of Mitchellville, MD; sons, Eddie Wright of Randleman, Alvin Wright of Trinity; sisters, Lois Williams and Mary Brooks, both of Asheboro, Clara Baldwin of Ramseur; and five  grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009 or Randolph Health Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfun
eralhome.com.

GREGORY C. BROCKINGTON
Mr. Gregory C. Brockington, 47, of Sanford, passed on Monday, (05-29-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

LUCY LANE INGLE
December 7, 1930 — May 28, 2017
Lucy Lane Ingle was born and raised in western Chatham County, near the Randolph County border, where the dirt was vibrantly red and everyone lived and worked on a farm. Her parents, Rob and Lela Lane, grew grain crops, raised hogs and chickens, watermelons and muskmelons, strawberries, and all the vegetables we want to have in our gardens. They had a splendid scuppernong arbor, and grew apples, which they made into cider. Lela Lane, Lucy’s mother, made her own butter and sold eggs. It was a self sufficient farm. They bought coffee, flour, sugar, tea and a few canned goods. But mostly they ate what they grew and raised. This upbringing shaped Lucy for a life of strength, self-sufficiency and being in tune with nature and the seasons. The Lanes also were faithful members of Rocky River Church, where Rob and Lela lie in rest.
Lucy graduated from Staley High School, where she was an outstanding student and the star of the girls’ basketball team. She plunged into a life of work at a hosiery mill in Siler City, which over time was called Siler City Manufacturing Company and Kellwood Manufacturing Company. She worked there for more than forty years. It was a long and dedicated career of hard work. She arrived at the factory every day at 7 a.m. and left at 3 p.m. Lucy made many friends there, and she counseled and supported many people, almost all women. In 1964, a group of the women who worked in the hosiery mill took a bus to New York and attended the World’s Fair. It was a highlight for her, and a nice gesture by the company.
In February of 1951, Lucy married Ben Ingle. They met on a blind date, and pretty soon ran off to South Carolina to get hitched. No money for a fancy wedding, but they enjoyed a long and happy marriage.
They settled in at Ben’s family farm in Silk Hope. Lucy pursued a life of hard work, devotion to her family, service to her community, and kindness to all her many friends. Ben owned and operated a dairy farm. To people who do not know what this entails, Ben and Lucy’s family wish to report that it is a 365 day per year devotion to keeping the animals alive, healthy and productive. Ben and Lucy could never go on trips, not even for a weekend. They were tied to the farm, but that was another devotion. They loved working in their splendid and prolific garden, harvesting squash and tomatoes, canning green beans, freezing corn and butterbeans, and truly understanding the fruits of nature.
Lucy was known in the community for her generous service to others. She was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, and played every role possible in that congregation. She sang in the choir, served as a deacon and church treasurer, chaired the cemetery committee, was a leader of the United Methodist Women, prepared snacks for Vacation Bible School, taught Sunday school, and cleaned the church, in the days when the women of the church took responsibility for that chore. Up until she died, she was filling the backpacks of children from Silk Hope Elementary School. These were children whose teachers believed they might go hungry over the weekend. At the age of 86, Lucy felt called to this humanitarian task.
One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandsons Ben and Alex. She taught them about fishing, gardening and the outdoors. She taught them, by example, how to be a good person.
After Ben Ingle died in January of 2002, though she missed him terribly, Lucy continued to live a very active life in the community. She enjoyed attending the college graduations of Ben (2005) and Alex (2007) and Ben and Marci’s wedding (2009).
Lucy adored her many friends in the community. A sadness of her last decade was witnessing the death of so many of the people she loved. But she bore this with her special strength, stoicism and understanding of the nature of life.
This great life has come to its end. The family of Lucy Ingle wishes to thank the entire Silk Hope community for appreciating her. In particular, we would like to thank the following persons for their friendship, companionship, constancy and love: Mary Everwine, Danny and Pam Pike, Carolyn and O.Carroll Buckner, the Lucas family, Jason Dickerson, and Buddy Lemons, for putting out that last load of mulch.
Lucy is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Ingle Waldorf; her dearly loved son-in-law, Gerhart Tracy Waldorf; her grandson Alexander Ingle Waldorf; her grandson Benjamin Tracy Waldorf; her granddaughter-in- law Marci Summers Waldorf; and her great grandchildren Ada Waldorf and Jack Waldorf.
We all feel so grateful to have lived in her presence.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Vernon Memorial Fund or to UNC Hospice, 287 East Street, Suite 221, Pittsboro, NC.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

May 25, 2017

SCOTT ALLEN  MORLEY
Mr. Scott Allen Morley, 52, of Sanford, died Saturday, (05-13-2017) at his home.
Services will be held at a later date in Ohio.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
eronfuneralhome.com.

GREGORY PHILLIP McCLAIN
Mr. Gregory Phillip McClain, 67, of Siler City passed on May 15, 2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Word of Life Christian Outreach Center.
Survivors include his parents,Albert and Esther McClain; his children, Phillip II, Kymrei, Jeff, Avvonda; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HAROLD CLAYTON FOUSHEE
Harold Clayton Foushee, 42, of Goldston died Friday, (05-19-2017).
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Gaines Grove Cemetery, Goldston with Rev. Danny Stone officiating.
Mr. Foushee was born in Chatham County on September 30, 1974 the son of Roy and the late Martha Ann (Gaines) Foushee.
He is survived by one daughter, Olivia Foushee of Sanford; sons, Christopher Foushee and Eli Foushee, both of Gulf; father, Roy Foushee of Gulf; sisters, Lori Ann Stack, Martha Woody, both of Sanford, Jeanette Foushee of Gulf and Annette Keyser of Broadway; and step-daughter, Rebecca Willis of Goldston.
The family will be at the home of his father, 92 Foushee Road, Gulf.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses, 5048 Buckhorn Road, Sanford, NC  27330.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARTY KAY LAWRENCE-JAMERSON
Mrs. Marty Kay Lawrence – Jamerson, 59, of Sanford, died Saturday, (05-20-2017) at her home.
Mrs. Jamerson was born January 25, 1958, in Flint, Michigan to the late Richard J. Lawrence and the late Martha Morris Lawrence.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Tony Lynn Jamerson; sons, Anthony Lin Jamerson and Richard Kraig Jamerson, both of Sanford; brother, Chuck Sherwood of Flint, MI; and two grandsons.
The family will receive friends, Saturday (05-27-2017) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

EUGENE NICHOLAS “PEANUT” ENGLISH
Mr. Eugene Nicholas “Peanut” English, 84, of Bennett,  died Saturday, (05-20-2017) at White Oak Manor of Burlington.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, (05-23-2017)at Joyce – Brady Chapel, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Benny Smith officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery in Bennett.
“Mr. English was born in Moore County in 1932, son of the late George Homer and Alma Richardson English. He worked as a loom fixer in textiles. In addition to his parents,  he was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Melton, brothers, Homer, Don, James, Junior and Billy English, sister, Maggie Jordan; step-father, Russell Bristow, step-daughter, Susan Marley and step-son Ricky Caviness.,
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice C. English of Siler City; children, Pam Westbrook of Mebane; Pat Strider, Karen English and Kenneth English, all of Burlington; step-daughters, Vickie Heien and Betty Allred, both of Asheboro; step-son,  Mickey Caviness of Star; brother, Johnnie English of High Falls; sister, Sheila English Brown of Robbins;  step-brother, Roger Bristow of Robbins; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

EUTOPHIA MAXINE “TOPHIA” MEDLIN
Eutophia Maxine “Tophia” Medlin, 96, Sanford, died Saturday, (05-20-2017) at Keller’s Oakhaven Retirement Center.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, (05-24-2017) at 2 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.
She was born in Lee County on October 20, 1920 to the late Otha Herbert and Elsie Mae Buchanan Medlin.  In addition, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Romas Medlin and sister, Vivian Fowler.  A member of Flat Springs Baptist Church, she served in many capacities including WMU Director and Sunday School teacher.  She was a graduate of Jonesboro High School Sanford Business College.  She was a buyer for Jones Department Stores and Macks Stores.
Survivors include a brother Neil Medlin of the Deep River Community.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
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BARBARA JOAN RICHARDS  CRABTREE
Barbara Joan Richards Crabtree, 70, of Sanford, died Friday, (05-19-2017), at Westfield Rehabilitation Center.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (05-23-2017) at 7 p.m. at Rocky Fork Christian Church with Pastor Vanya Mullinax officiating.
She was born in Clinton County, NY on July 8, 1946, to the late Frank Richards and Doris Giroux.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Doris Mae Crabtree, brother, Wayne Roy Richards and sister, Sheryl Ann Wray.
Survivors include her husband, Obal Crabtree, Jr. of the home; daughter, Dee Anna Shupe of Sanford; son, Obal Timothy Crabtree, III of Sanford; sisters, Diane Smith of Plattsburgh, NY, Paulette Ambrosio of Dannemora, NY; brothers, Roger Richards of Auburn, NY, Frank Richards, Jr. of Mooers, NY, Ricky Richards of Tonawanda, NY; and six grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
eronfuneralhome.com.

MATTIE RUTH SHOFFNER
Mrs. Mattie Ruth Shoffner, 69, of Sanford, passed on Friday, (05-19-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

LEON LEAK
Mr. Leon Leak, 70, of Siler City passed away on 05/17/2017 at his home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, (05-27-2017) at 12 noon at Wesley Chapel Christian Church.
Surviving are his children, Angelo Baldwin and Angela Leak.
Knotts & Son in Siler City is serving the family.

BOBBY BLACKMON  
Bobby Blackmon, 71,
of Siler City died Wednesday, May 17,
2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Blackmon was born in Lee County on September 10, 1945, the son of Ed and Stella (Ammons) Blackmon.  Bobby was a member of Community Baptist Church and a self-employed handyman and plumber.  He enjoyed working and could always be found with a smile on his face.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Oldham Blackmon; his parents; sisters, Evelyn Oldham and Mary Stone.
He is survived by one daughter, Eva B. Langley of Siler City; one son, Dale Blackmon and wife Angie of Glendon; two sisters, Mae Jamerson of Sanford, Beulah Stone of Cameron; three brothers, Jimmy Blackmon of Cameron, Johnny Blackmon of Bear Creek, Kenny Blackmon of Tramway; step-children, Cary Johnson, Julie Mabe, Robin Fulford of Siler City; grandchildren, Ashley Cox, Brandon Welch, Michael McCaul, Amber Edmonds and seven great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Community Baptist Church.  The funeral was held  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City with Rev. Mark Agan officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

KAREN “KAYE” McPHERSON COX
Karen McPherson “Kaye” Cox, 69, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Regional Hospice Home surrounded by her family.
Born February 26, 1948 in Siler City, NC, she was a daughter of the late J. Wade McPherson and Estie Melissa Lowe McPherson. Mrs. Cox was a retired Financial Administrator for Spartanburg Humane Society and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Melissa Cox of Chesnee, Dawn Fowler of Columbia; brother, Kenneth McPherson and wife Sharon of Siler City, NC; grandchildren, Kayla Fowler, Kassidy Fowler, Jessica Fowler; and her extended family, Teresa Safferstein, Penny Stevens, Anjelica Eubanks, Lena Byrum, Rhonda Geter and Gretchin McGuinn.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Billy McPherson and a sister, Jean McPherson Holmes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Chapel of Harris-Nadeau Mortuary, with Revs. Ty Childers and Tyler Kirby officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ethan McGuinn, Randy McGuinn, Collin Blackler, Matthew Seagraves, Matthew Cooper and Robert Safferstein. Honorary pallbearer was Wayne Blackburn.
The Cox family received family and friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, prior to the service at the Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Miracle League, 1160 Old Furnace Road, Boiling Springs, South Carolina, SC 29316 or to Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family was at the home of the Johnson Family, 1588 Fairfield Road, Chesnee, SC.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.harris nadeaumortuary.com.

CLINGMAN OBARR WOOLARD
Clingman Obarr Woolard, 95, of 415 Woolard Road, Sanford, NC died Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home.
Clingman was born June 20, 1921 to John F. Woolard and Lessie Powers Woolard, the third of seven children, all of whom predeceased him. He, with his brother, became responsible for supporting their mother and five sisters when their father died in 1937, and they lost their family farm as a result of the Great Depression.
After graduating from Sanford High School, he worked on the Norfolk Southern Railroad and grew tobacco and cotton before serving in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman in Germany after World War II. He, also, worked in auto body repair, was a field agent for Farm Service in the emerging Chatham County poultry industry in the 1950’s, and was a cattle rancher for over 60 years.
He was a Sunday School teacher for decades, a dedicated member of his church, and a dependable neighbor in his community.
He is survived by his wife Margie Paschal Woolard and sons Lane (Donna) and Jon Woolard of Carbonton.
The family received friends on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home in Sanford.
The service was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Carbonton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jack Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carbonton United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Paschal, 5594 Carbonton Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

PAULINE NEWTON McKEITHAN
Mrs. Pauline Newton McKeithan, age 94 of Supply, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday the seventeenth of May, 2017 at her residence.
Pauline was born on the fifth of October, 1922 to the late Walter and Katie Clyde Bonham Barefoot. She was an avid bowler and was carrying two teams up until her eighty-eight birthday. In addition to her family she loved her church, Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. She also enjoyed flower gardening, fishing and was a very good cook. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence McKeithan, Sr., her son, Clarence McKeithan, Jr., a brother, J.M. Barefoot and a sister, Carolyn Barefoot.
Survivors include her two loving daughters, Jackie McKeithan of Smithfield, Judith M. Brooks of Pittsboro; a brother, Charles Barefoot of Lexington: a special daughter-in-law, Shirley McKeithan of Bear Creek; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Kenneth “Ken” McKinney, Sr.
Funeral services were conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Friday the nineteenth of May, 2017 in the Bethany Baptist Church, 503 Alton King Road, Gulf, NC with The Reverend Dr. Rudy Ramphal officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday in the Bethany Baptist Church.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that donations be made in her name to Brunswick Island Baptist Church at 1672 Mt Pisgah Road SW, Supply, NC 28462 or to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 503 Alton King Road, Gulf, NC 27256.
Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.

  LORRI ANN  KIRBY DAVIS
Lorri Ann Kirby Davis, 55, of 2716 Pepperstone Drive, Graham, N.C. passed away after a brief illness on May 19, 2017 at Duke Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was born in Alamance County on May 18, l962, a daughter of Ann Fuquay Kirby and Thomas E. Kirby.  She was a graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School, attended Alamance Community College and Elon University.  She majored in Business, Marketing and Merchandising.  Mrs. Davis previously was a handbag/luggage buyer for Burlington Bag and Baggage and replenishment buyer with Family Dollar’s Corporate Office in Charlotte, NC.  She was currently employed part time with Crossmark merchandising.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Bobby G. Davis, Jr. and two sons, Connor M. Davis and Collin K. Davis of the home.  Her two sons were the delight and joy of her life.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Billy and Dorene Brooks Kirby; maternal grand-parents, Arnold Jeter and Irene Lindley Fuquay.
Mrs. Davis and her husband were foster parents for over fifteen years to many children in Mecklenburg and Alamance counties.
Funeral services for Mrs. Davis were conducted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 197 Union Church Road, Leasburg, NC 27291 by the Reverend Robert Way.  Interment was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts Yanceyville Chapel and other times at the residence, 2716 Pepperstone Drive, Graham, NC 27573 and at her mother’s residence, 6340 NC Highway 86 South, Yanceyville, NC; father, 909 Highview Street, Haw River, NC.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the Alamance County Children’s Trust-Foster Care, 319 North Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Wrenn-Yeatts Yanceyville Chapel is respectfully serving the Davis family.  Online condolences can be made at www.wrenn-yeatts.com.

MARY FLORENCE SMITH TUTTLE
Mary Florence Smith Tuttle, 87, of Siler City died Monday, May 22, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mrs. Tuttle was born in Montgomery County on April 15, 1930, the daughter of Odus F. and Mary Della (Davis) Smith.  Florence was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church and she attended the Siler City First United Methodist Church.  She had worked at Taylor Drug Store and Rexall Drug Store.  Florence enjoyed baking cakes and sharing them with others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Whitey” Tuttle; her parents; and sister, Leoda S. Atnip.
Florence is survived by one daughter, Teresa Tuttle Cunnup of Siler City; grandson, Chance Cunnup and wife Jill of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Brady and Abigail Cunnup; and one sister: Rachel S. Brewer of Greensboro.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with William Fields officiating.
The family will be at the home of Chance Cunnup, 3252 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, % Arman Temple, 11101 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27614 or to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

ALBERT “AL” ROBERT GRATTA
Albert “Al” Robert Gratta, 68, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at UNC Hospitals following a short illness.
He was born in White Plains, NY on December 4, 1948 to Nicola and Eva Gratta.  Al graduated from White Plains High School and received an Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from Westchester Community College.  He was married to Barbara Gratta.
Al retired from UNC Hospital in 2002 after a career spanning 30 years.  He started his employment as a staff respiratory therapist and worked his way up to being the director of the department and held that position for 19 years.  We have lost one of the greatest Carolina Tarheel basketball fans; a man who never missed a game, whether in the stands or on TV.  His hobbies included golf, cooking, his home, and his most favorite being saltwater fishing.  He was one of the founding members of the Yeng Yang Fishing Club and never missed their annual fishing trip.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicola and Eva and 4 siblings.  He is survived by daughter, Katherine Gratta Shaver of Richfield, NC, sister, Mrs. Alvin (Sally) Mallet of Poughquag, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at Donaldson’s Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
In lieu of flowers, please remember our rescue animals by donating to Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (C.A.R.E), PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson  funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

ERNESTINE P. IHME
Ernestine P. Ihme, age 87, of Pittsboro, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home.
Mrs. Ihme was born in Chatham County on January 2, 1930 to the late James Ernest Pendergraft and Olive Claudete Reeves Pendergraft. She was also preceded in death by her husband Philip Ihme.
Mrs. Ihme is survived by three sons, David Bruce Ihme and wife Claudia of Ramseur, Jerry Lynn Ihme and wife Beth of Rosman, NC, Ernest Phil Ihme of Pittsboro; daughter, Phyllis Ihme Williams and husband Don of Chapel Hill; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Ernestine lived a very active life, caring for her family, friends, and members of Chatham Church and the community. She loved to cook, garden, and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Chatham United Methodist Church with Pastor Danny Berrier presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chatham United Methodist Church, 1826 Chatham Church Road, Moncure, NC 27559
or Transition Lifecare and Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

May 18, 2017

DOROTHY LEE BOYD BOULDIN
Dorothy Lee Boyd Bouldin, 83, of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-07-2017) at her home.
Funeral services were  held Thursday, (05-11-2017) at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Temple with Rev. Mike Oldham officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery.
She was born in Surry County, on February 15, 1934 to the late Robert Joseph Boyd and Connie Davis Boyd.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughters, Debbie Tipton and Cynthia Bouldin; one granddaughter, and one great-grandson; eight brothers and two sisters.
Surviving is her
husband Elmer Richard Bouldin of the home; daughters Brenda Smith of Sanford, Robin Tillman of Carthage; brother Donald Boyd of Bear Creek; sisters, Bonnie Blackman of Cameron Judy Grant of Sanford, Josephine Norman; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grand
children.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

CHARLES MATTHEWS
Mr. Charles Matthews of Siler City passed on Monday, (05-08-2017) in Washington, D.C.
Funeral services were held Friday (04-12-2017) at 2 p.m. at Jordan-Grove AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Matthews was a member of Jordan-Grove AME Zion Church where he sand in the male chorus and was an usher.
Survivors include his son, Kelsey Matthews of Washington, DC and his mother, Celo Strickland, of the home.

ADA ROSEBORO PALMER  
Mrs. Ada Roseboro Palmer, 73, of Siler City passed on Friday (05-04-2017) at UNC Hosptital in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (05-13-2017) at 1 p.m. at Unity Powerhouse Church, Staley, where she was a member.
She was employed by A.J. Schneierson.
Survivors include her son Allen; brothers, Ernest Roseboro, Roy Roseboro, and sisters, Mary Lee Glover, and Donnie Brooks.

 NELL JONES JOHNSTON
Nell Jones Johnston, 68, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-09-2017) at her home.
The funeral was held at noon on Friday, (05-12-2019) at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen James Hallead officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnston was born and raised in Jones County. She studied at Mount Olive College and graduated from Campbell University. She was an elementary school teacher for the Lee County Public School System for 37 years. Mrs. Johnston is preceded in death by her parents, William Calvin (W.C.) and Gertrude Jones, and a son, Larry P. Johnston II.
She is survived by her husband, of 45 years, Larry P. Johnston of Sanford; daughter, Ashley Jeffas of Wake Forest; son, Charlie P. Johnston II of Sanford; two grandsons; siblings, Rose White and Brenda Scott, both of New Bern; Bill Jones of Pollocksville; and Doug Jones of Pulaski, VA.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com
 
LEROY WHITE
Leroy White, 77, of Siler City died Tuesday, (05-09-2017).
The funeral was held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Hurt officiating.  Burial was in Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery, Bennett.
Mr. White was born in Chatham County on July 17, 1939, the son of Charles Newton and Hazel Rosette (Brewer) White.   Leroy had worked for Boling Chair Company, enjoyed farming, and was a member of Calvary Holiness Church in Liberty. Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Brown White and his parents.
He is survived by one sister, Rachel Wright of Seagrove.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Holiness Church, 146 West Patterson Avenue, Liberty, NC  27298.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BENJAMIN WALKER “Benjy” SPIVEY
Mr. Benjamin Walker “Benjy” Spivey, 57, of Sanford, died Friday, (05-12-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Spivey was born on July 5, 1959, in Lee County,  to the late Jimmy Spivey and Evelyn Cox Spivey.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Ricky O’Brient Spivey.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Lynn Knight Spivey; son, Craig Walker Spivey of Sanford;  sister, Darlene Hudson of Sanford; and one grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
eronfuneralhome.com.

DEBORAH “Debbie”  RATTZ HURLEY
Deborah “Debbie” Rattz Hurley, 59, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (05-10-2017) at her home.
A graveside service was held Monday, (05-15-2017) at 11 a.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.
Mrs. Hurley was born in Lee County on (08-01-1957) to Sherwood “Woody” Maxwell Rattz and Mary Elizabeth Wooddell Rattz.  She was preceded in death by her father.  Debbie was a member of Flat Springs Baptist Church and graduated from UNC’s Dental Assisting Program.
She is survived by her mother Elizabeth Wooddell Rattz of Sanford; husband, Bobby “Lynn” Hurley, II; son, Jordan Hurley, both of Deep River; daughter, Lindsey Hurley Holt of Chapel Hill; brothers, Jimbo Rattz of St. John, USVI, and Richard Rattz of Sanford.
Memorials may be made to www.ovarianawareness
.org.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
eronfuneralhome.com.

MARGUERITE  “RITA” ROSE KALB  ARMSTRONG
Marguerite “Rita” Rose Kalb Armstrong, 77, of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-14-2017) at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.
No services are planned at this time.
She was born in Kent, WA on March 4, 1940 to the late Ernest Kalb and Melanie Mauch Kalb.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Terry Ray Armstrong; four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her husband, Roland James Armstrong; son, Lavern Gerald Armstrong of CA; daughters, Dawn Marie Armstrong and Valerie Kay Crankshaw, both of Sanford; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Dogs for the Deaf, 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, OR, 97502.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
eronfuneralhome.com

FRED WILLIAMS
Mr. Fred Williams, 95, of Sanford passed Tuesday, (05-09-2017) at his home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ADDIE WOMBLE
Addie Womble, 96, of Sanford passed on Wednesday, (05-10-2017) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ANNIE ELAINE FOX  
Mrs. Annie Elaine Fox passed on Thursday, (05-11-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, (05-17-2017) at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill United Church of Christ with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Fox was born August 18, 1940 to the late Carl Hampton and Jennie Bell Baldwin in Orange County. She attended school in Alamance County. She was a CNA, servicing Chatham County.  A member of Pinehill U.C.C, where she served as a missionary, an usher, and served on multiple committees. She was a member of the former Family Gospel Singers.
She was preced in death by her husband of 60 years, Rufus Taylor Fox, brothers, John, Curtis, Hibert, Bobby; and sister, Mary Jackson.
Survivors include her children, Hampton T. Fox, Clarissa Fox Lynch; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Hadley, Clara Baldwin and Georgia Strickland of Alamance County.

   DELORIS BULL COLLINS JENKINS
Deloris Bull Collins Jenkins, age 77, of Sanford, NC, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Universal Healthcare in Lillington, NC.
She was born in Dorchester County, SC on June 23, 1939 to the late Benjamin Bull and Matilda Mizell Bull.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmie Roger Collins; a sister, Theresa Leigh and a brother, J.B. Bull.  Deloris worked for many years as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Randolph County Health Department.
She is survived by her husband, George Watson Jenkins of the home; daughter, Elissa Collins of Chapel Hill, NC and a grandson, Ryan Yoder.
The family received friends on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral service was held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Sayles officiating.  Burial followed on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery located at 1163 Beidler Forest Road in Harleyville, South Carolina.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescam
ronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc., Sanford.

BETTY DORIS KECK JACKSON
Betty Doris Keck Jackson, age 85, of Pittsboro, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Chatham County on October 31, 1931 to the late James Gordon Keck and Hattie Jones Keck. She was also preceded in death by her husband Odell Jackson, son Joe Jackson, three brothers, James Gordon Keck, Jr., Bill Keck, Roy Keck, three sisters, Geneva Harris, Lib Sykes, Beulah Donaldson; and great-grandson, Levi Jackson.
Surviving relatives include three sons, Mike Jackson and wife Pam of Pittsboro, Charles Jackson and wife Diane of Sanford, Tommy Jackson and wife Kim of Peoria, Arizona; daughter, Ruth Gunter of Pittsboro; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Jackson of Pittsboro; sister, Pat Weeks of Pittsboro; 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. The funeral service was held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Hanks Chapel Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family ask that memorial donations be made in Mrs. Jackson’s memory to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077 Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Butler and the UNC Hospice staff.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

MEGAN JEANETTE OLDHAM
Megan Jeanette Oldham, 40, of Siler City died Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Ms. Oldham was born in Moore County on March 8, 1977, the daughter of David Oldham and the late Teri (Heaton) Bowman.    Megan was employed with Dry Dock Seafood.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her father, David Oldham of Moncure; two sisters, Lindsay Maness and husband Justin of Siler City, Kelly Kontos and husband Johnny of Winston- Salem; brothers, Josh Oldham and Dalton Oldham of Sanford; fiancé, Paul Perez of Siler City; two nieces and three nephews; canine companions, Lotus, Jackson and Roxie. She will also be greatly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.
A memorial service was held Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Carbonton United Methodist Church, 5442 Carbonton Road, Goldston.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

JEFFERY DEAN STEELE II
Jeffery Dean Steele II, age 36, of Pittsboro, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017.
Jeffery was born in Orange County on November 19, 1980 to Jeffery Dean Steele and Donna Beal Parks. He was preceded in death by grandparents Nancy Sue Gerringer Teague and Garland Scott Steele.
Surviving Jeffery are his beloved son, Jordan Steele; step-father, Robert Parks; step-mother, Fridonna Steele; grandparents, Roger and Sharon Beal and Linda and Gene Barger.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Wesley Thomas presiding. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation

May 11, 2017

MARY EDITH  NAPIER POE
Mary Edith Napier Poe, 73, of  Siler City died Monday, (05-01-2017) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.
A memorial service was held Saturday, (05-06-2017) at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Talley officiating.
Mrs. Poe was born in Pineville, Kentucky on October 4, 1943, the daughter of Fred and Martha (Wilson) Napier.  She was a member of Crossroads Independent Baptist Church, and had been a deli manager.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Buster, C F, Bill, Sarah Davis and Mildred Daniels.
She is survived by her husband 56 years, Thomas “Tom” Poe; daughters, Cindy Ward of Thomasville, Andrea Jenkins of Siler City; sons, Tom Poe of Greensboro, Robby Poe of Siler City; sister, Sally Jones of Pathfork, KY; brother, Chester Napier of Cranks Creek, KY; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads Independent Baptist Church, 120 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344 or American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM HENRY COORE, JR.
William Henry Coore Jr, 56 of Siler City passed away Tuesday (05-02-2017).
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (05-04-2017) at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Coore was born in Chatham County and preceded in death by his father, William Henry Coore, Sr and a brother, Mike Coore. He worked with State Utilities Contractors.
Survivors include his
wife, Debbie Langley Coore; daughter, Kristen Coore; son, Andrew Coore; mother, Virginia Coore; sisters, Sandra Craig and Diane Lingenfelter, all of Siler City; brothers, Jimmy Coore of Siler City, Jeff Coore of New London; and five granddaughters.
Memorial contributions can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 5510 Six Forks Road, Suite 107, Raleigh NC 27609.
Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com

LUCILLE ANN WALLACE
Mrs. Lucille Ann Wallace, 83, of Eagle Springs, died Tuesday evening at her home.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, (05-05-2017) at Beulah Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Stinnett and Rev. William Bullen presiding.
Lucille was born in Horry County, S.C. in 1933, daughter of the late Leon Bailey Todd and Sarah McDaniel Todd. She worked at Moore Regional Hospital for 33 years. She was a member at Beulah Hill Baptist   In addition to her parents, one brother and one sister, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Wallace, her grandson, Gerald Rouse, Jr. and her husband Kenneth Charles Wallace.
She is survived by her daughters, Laura Rouse of the home, Nancy Wallace of West End; son, Charles Michael Wallace of West End; sister, Flora Patton of Spout Springs; brother, Leon B. Todd, Jr. of Thomasville; one granddaughter, and two great-granddaughters.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

HELEN MARIE CUMMINGS GILES
Helen Marie Cummings Giles, 88, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (05-03-2017) at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A private graveside service was held Friday, (05-05-2017) at 11 a.m. at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington with Rev. Edward Taylor officiating.
She was born in Harnett County, on September 18, 1928 to the late Thomas Hinson Cummings and Zula Inez Thomas Cummings.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wilton Wayne Giles, Sr.; son, Michael Wayne Giles; grandson Anthony Wayne Giles, Sr.; brother George Caviness Cummings and sisters, Marion Marcell Lanier and Mildred Eugenia Matthews.
Helen was a member at Neills Creek Baptist Church.  She worked for Cornell Dubilier and Coty.
Survivors include a son, Wilton Wayne Giles, Jr.; daughter, Karen Giles Brown, both of Sanford; sisters, Vivian Simpson of Sanford, Geneva Larsen of Pinehurst; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two  great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Good Days-Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024 or First Health Hospice, PO Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MILDRED (WADDELL) AUSTIN  
Mildred Austin, 101, of Pittsboro passed on Sunday, (04-30-2017) at Laurels of Chatham.
Funeral services were held Friday (05-05-2017) at 11 a.m. at Knotts Funeral Chapel in Pittsboro. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Moleta Waddell and Mrs. Ruth Horton, both of Pittsboro.

MS. ROSE HILL MOORE
Ms. Rose Hill Moore, 68, passed away on Tuesday (05-02-2017) at the Lexington Healthcare Center.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday, (05-06-2017) at 2  p.m. in the chapel at Davie Burial and Cremation Services of Lexington.
Ms. Moore was born March 18, 1949, in Chatham County to the late Sylvia Frances Fields and John Clark Hill. She was of the Baptist faith, and was employed by Burlington Textiles in Hillsborough for 20 years prior to serving her community of Hillsborough as part of the management team at KFC.
She is survived by her son, Brent Sumner of Hillsborough; daughter, Kim Whaley of North Dakota;  brothers,  J.W. Hill of Burlington, Darryl Hogan of Randleman; sisters, Stephanie Hinkle of Thomasville, Hope Hogan of Ramseur, Jewel Branson of Lexington; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Stuart Hill and great- granddaughter, Sophia Lynn Whaley.
An online guest registry is available at www.daviefuneral lexington.com.

BAILEY THOMAS WAY
Bailey Thomas Way, 67, of Wilson, formerly of Sanford, died Saturday, (05-06-2017) at his home in Wilson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, (05-13-2017) at 1 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating.
He was born in Lee County, on May 17, 1949 to the late Jack Bailey Way and Helen Roberson Way.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Slaton Way; grandson Bradley Way and brother Gary Way.  Mr. Way was a self-employed truck driver hauling produce.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lott Way of Wilson; sons, Chris Way of Sanford, Robert Mathis of Georgia; daughters, Valerie Thompson of Southport, Stephanie Cooper of Wilson, Cindy Graham of Fayetteville; sister, Loraine Way Hockaday of Sanford; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Loraine Hockaday following the memorial service, 1812 Woodland Avenue, Sanford.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

EVANGELIST FRANK ANDERSEN
Frank Andersen of Denmark passed away on Saturday, (05-06-2017).
He will be buried Monday, (05-15-2017).
Evangelist Andersen traveled throughout the world and when in the  North Carolina area, he stayed with local families. He was preceded in death by his wife Else.
Survivors include brothers and a sister in Denmark.

DOROTHY BOULDIN
Dorothy Bouldin, 83, of Sanford died Sunday (05-07-2017 at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

LUIS ENRIQUE CASTRO CRUZ
Luis Enrique Castro Cruz, 20,  passed away on April 30, 2017.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

WILLIAM “Billy” WRENN TANNER
Early Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017, surrounded by family, William “Billy”
Wrenn Tanner passed peacefully at his home at the age of 62.
Billy was born on November 8, 1954 to Jackson “Jack” Leroy and Maurice Wrenn Tanner.  He was known for his kind heart, loyal friendship and wonderful sense of humor.  Billy was a gifted athlete, excelling in tennis, basketball, football, baseball and golf.  Finding passion for music at an early age, he developed as a drummer and played professionally throughout high school and college.  He graduated from Jordan Matthews High School in 1973 and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1977, where he met his wife of 37 years, María Cruz Tanner.
Billy was a member of the Siler City First United Methodist Church, where he served as a young adult Sunday school teacher, lay leader, youth pastor, and president of the Methodist Men’s group.  His devotion to education led him to pursue a Masters of Education degree in 1991 and a Specialist in Education degree in 2001.  Billy was a former principal of Liberty Elementary and Coleridge Elementary Schools, where he was named Distinguished Educator in 1998.
Preceding Billy in death is his father, Jackson L. Tanner.
Billy is survived by his wife, María Cruz Tanner; daughter, Emily Tanner Bowes; son, Christopher Wrenn Tanner; mother, Maurice Wrenn Tanner; brother, John A. Tanner; sisters, Carolyn T. Clark, Patricia T. Poole, Jackie T. Griffin; grandchildren, Audrey Aida Arzate and Caleb Richard Bowes.
The family received friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh St., Siler City. A celebration of life service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carl Belcher officiating.
Memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Center, PO Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke; DUMC PO Box 3624, Durham, NC  27710.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LESTER EUGENE “GENE” JOHNSON
Lester Eugene “Gene” Johnson, 82, of Siler City died Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on November 1, 1934, the son of Edward Lester and Berta (Fox) Johnson.  Gene was a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church and a farmer, a “Steward of the Land”.  He and his brother, Russell farmed together from 1960 – 1998.  He was an Army Veteran, and one of the original organizers of the Silk Hope Fire Department.  Gene served for over 25 years including six years as a Captain and four years as a Chief.  He also served as Cubmaster with the local Scouts.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; amd brothers, Robert and Palmer Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of six years, Virginia (Hall) Johnson; two sons, Neal Johnson of Siler City and special friend, Kimberly Ford of Danville, VA, Bryan Johnson of Bennett; step-children, Keith Morris (Debbie), Sandra Morris Sessoms (Robert), Terry Morris, Laurie Morris Nance (David), Cathy Morris Parker (Jeff), Allison Long Morris (Jerry Morris, deceased); three sisters, Judy Johnson of Siler City, Berta Faye King (Rayvon) of Gulf and Rachel Cox (Clinton) of Siler City; one brother, Russell Johnson (Hannah) of Siler City; grandchildren, Clay and Hunter Johnson, Blake Parker (Lyndsay), Crystal Morris Williams (Blake), Jordan Nance, Chandler Nance, Taylor Morris, Corey Sessoms, Allie Morris, Greyson Morris, Savannah Parker, Jarrett Morris, Jeffrey Parker, Jr., Denver Sessoms, Nathan Morris; great-grandchildren, Damen Parker and Reese Parker and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and at other times at the family home.
The funeral was held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

REV. DR. DENNIS EUGENE CLARK  
A servant’s heart. That’s what most people will remember about Rev.Dr. Dennis Eugene Clark,  68. Ever nurturing, full and warm, his lovingheart embraced hundreds in and beyond the congregations he led in his 45-plus years of ministry.
He was born in Effing-ham, Ill. to Louis Lindell and Alice Aileen Clark and was a big brother to Linda and Jeannette. He enjoyed time on his grandparent’s farm as a child, and eventually moved to California, excelling in football and baseball. He attended college in Oregon, where he found his calling into ministry. He attended seminary at Phillips University in Enid, where he met his soulmate, Cathy Case. They celebrated 45 years of marriage, and had two children, Carmen and Darin.
Clark served churches in Midwest City, Pond Creek and Sac City, Iowa. In 1979, the Clarks moved to Guthrie, Ok and he pastored First Christian Church for 15 years. After a 7-year pastorate in Denver, he returned to FCC Guthrie for his final 15 years of ministry before retiring in 2014.
By retirement, Dennis was enjoying spending time with four grandchildren and in 2016, moved to Siler City, N.C. to re-create his dream of building the Clark Family Farm.
On May 1, 2017, a man who was known for always having a heart that touched so many, had a heart that failed him, as he worked in the orchard that day.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Siler City, N.C.; daughter, Carmen Bond and husband Donnie, of Edmond; son, Darin Clark and wife Hollie, of Chapel Hill; sister, Linda Hawkins, of Smithville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Ellie Grace Bond, Hattie Bond, Harper Clark and Hayes Clark. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Aileen, and his sister, Jeannette.
Services were at 11 a.m., May 9, 2017 at Crossing Community Church in OKC.  A Celebratory Reception was held at 1:30 p.m. at FCC in Guthrie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dennis Clark Memorial Fund at First Christian Church of Guthrie, 402 E. Noble, Guthrie, OK 73044.

KENNETH MOORE
Kenneth Moore, 90, of Siler City died Monday, May 8, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Moore was born in Chatham County on June 6, 1926, the son of Clyde and Corinna (Dowd) Moore.  Kenneth was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church and a member of the Ixthus Sunday School Class. He served in the Navy during World War II.  Kenneth retired from Charles Craft as a fixer.  He enjoyed gardening and square dancing, in his earlier years.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Greene Moore; his parents; and sister, Lois Andrews.
He is survived by three daughters, Dianne Stockwell and husband David of Randleman, Vickie Lester and husband Eddie of Ramseur, Becky Gooch and husband Tim of Denton; two sons, Michael Moore and Darrell Moore, both of Siler City; one brother, William Moore of Castle Hayne, NC; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating.
Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, or Laurels of Chatham.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

HALLIE MAY CAIN JOHNSON
Hallie May Cain Johnson, 90, of Asheboro, formerly of Goldston, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Randolph County on July 17, 1926 the daughter of William Edgar and Lucy (Bouldin) Cain.   Hallie was a homemaker and a member of Deep River Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Claude J. Johnson; a son, Darrell Johnson; her parents; brothers, Willis, Lester, Glenn, Graham, Cleo, Bobby, Harvey, Melvin; and sister, Inez Poole.  She is survived by nieces and nephews
No services are planned at this time.
Memorials may be directed to Randolph Hospice or Deep River Baptist Church.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

May 4, 2017

JACQUELINE E. OVERTON
Jacqueline E. Overton, 60, of Carrboro, passed on Saturday, (04-29-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

MILDRED AUSTIN
Mildred Austin, 101, of Pittsboro, passed on Sunday, (04-30-2017)at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

WAYNE STEPHEN HUNTER
Wayne Stephen Hunter, 44, of Raleigh, died at his residence.
Arrangments by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JAMES QUINTON LOVE, JR.
Mr. James Quinton Love, Jr., 34 of Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (04-26-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Funeral service was held Tuesday (05-02-2017) at Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.
He is survived by his wife, Nicola Love; mother, Shirley Ruth Smith Love, Sanford; father, James Q. Love Sr. of Rock Hill, SC; grandmother, Theodora Love of Rock Hill, SC; sisters, Rochelle and Jamita Love of Rock Hill, SC, June Wilson of Virginia, Kisha Ross of Rock Hill, SC; brother, Corey Ross of Jacksonville.
Donations may be made to Knotts Funeral Home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY L. McNEILL
Mary L. McNeill, 77 of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (04-27-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral service was held
Tuesday, (05-02-2017) at 3:30 p.m. at Works for Christ Christian Center.
Ubternebt fikkiwed at Lee Menory Garden.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Worthy; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

DONALD GENE UPCHURCH
Mr. Donald Gene Upchurch, 75, of High Falls, died Wednesday, (04-26-2017) at his home.
A graveside service was held Monday, (05-01-2017) at 11 a.m. at High Falls United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Chris Wood presiding.
Donald was born in Moore County in 1941, son of the late William Glenn Upchurch and Allie Caviness Upchurch. He was a salesman in the construction industry and later served as a Minister at the Bethany Children’s Home in Louisville, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen B. Upchurch.
Survivors include  daughters, Kimberly U. Beck of Jackson Springs, Alexandra Upchurch of Wilmington; brothers, Jimmy Upchurch, Ricky Upchurh, both of  Coleridge; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Make online condo-
lences at: www.joyce
bradychapel.com.

BRIAN KEVIN LOGAN
Brian Kevin Logan, 43, of Sanford, died Thursday, (04-27-2017) at his home.
The funeral was held on Monday, (05-01-2017) at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Temple with Rev. Jason Dowdell presiding.  The burial took place at Center United Methodist Church cemetery.
Brian worked for Caterpillar as an equipment tester.  He was born in Lee County, on November 16, 1973, to Herman Ronald Logan and Evelyn Luviner Williams Logan.  Brian was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Lawrence and a brother, Ronald Edward Logan.
He is survived by his parents.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

KENNETH AUSTIN KELLY, JR.
Kenneth Austin Kelly, Jr., 93, of Cary, died Friday, (04-14-2017) at Wake Med, Cary.
There are no services planned at this time.
Mr. Kelly was born in Erie County, New York on July 10, 1923 to the late Kenneth Austin Kelly and Madelon Byrne Kelly. He was also preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Keenan Kelly, and two sisters, Madelon Cole and Jane McCrone.
Surviving are sons, Kenneth Austin Kelly III of Chicago,IL, Sean Kelly of St. Petersburg, FL, Keenan Kelly of Buffalo, NY; daughter, Ducka Kelly of Pittsboro; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Assocation, 3739 National Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Make condolences at:  www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

WILLIAM KEITH GREEN
William Keith Green, 45, of Apex, died Monday (04-24-2017).
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday (04-28-2017) at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Garland Smith officiating.
He was born August 5, 1971, son of Roy Branson Green and Diane Woodring Green.
Survivors include his parents, daughters, Cameron Nicole Green of Greenville, Ashley Grace Green of Wilmington, brother, Gary  Branson Green of Siler City, and maternal grandmother, Sylvia Williams of Pittsboro.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are made to the John Elwood Scott Memorial Scholarship,  NC State University, College of Advancement, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Campus Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695.
Make condolences at; www.smithfuneralhome
broadway.com.

LARRY “J” PHILLIPS
Larry “J” Phillips, 48, of Ramseur, died Tuesday, (04-25-2017) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro, with   Rev. Terry Whitaker officiating.
J. was a native of Anchorage, Alaska, a 1987 graduate of Chatham Central High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford. J. was a retired firefighter with the Asheboro City Fire Department, a former member of the Ramseur Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a Board Member of the Franklinville Fire Department.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Shawn Phillips.
Survivors include his  wife, Teresa  Williamson Phillips; daughters, Allison Jade Phillips of the home, Sarah Ann Bailey of Siler City, Amanda Lynn Reed of Ramseur; sons, Noah J. Phillips and Caleb Ray Phillips, both of Ramseur, Colton Allen Phillips, of the home; parents, Mike and Margaret Pugh Phillips, of Ramseur; sister, Monica Ann Little of Asheboro; grandmother, Anna T. Pugh, of Ramseur; and three  grandchildren,
Make online condo-lences at: www.loflin funeralservice.com.

HENRY THOMAS JONES
Henry Thomas Jones, 67, of Staley died Monday, (05-01-2017) at Chatham Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Jones was born in Chatham County on May 9, 1949, the son of David Coy and Marandy Almond (Hicks) Jones.  He was retired from Collins & Aikman and had worked at WalMart.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte (Stout) Jones; daughters, Amanda Dunlap of Staley, Anissa Clark of Siler City; son, Richard Jones of Staley; sisters, Betty Campbell of Silk Hope, Mae Stovall of Siler City, Kay Hinshaw of Siler City; brother, Elmer Jones of Silk Hope; three grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
Make online condolences
at www.pughfuneralhome.
com.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 April 27, 2017

KERMIT L. BROWER, JR.  
Kermit L. Brower, Jr. , 69, passed on Wednesday, (94-19-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

RODESTER ELLIS, JR.
Mr. Rodester Ellis, Jr., 64, of Pittsboro passed away on Wednesday, (04-19-2017) at Wake Med Brier Creek Healthplex in Raleigh.
The funeral service was held Monday (04-24-2017) at 1 p.m. at Glovers Grove AME Zion Church with interment following in the church cemetery.

GWENDOLYN M.  WILLIAMS
Gwendolyn M. Williams, 58, of Sanford passed on Wednesday (04-19-2017) at her home.
The Gwendolyn Memorial Luncheon was held Sunday, (04-23-2017) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

MARIA “Mitzi” DUNST VAN LITH
Maria “Mitzi” Dunst Van Lith, 97, of Ocean Pines, MD, formerly of Silk Hope died Monday, (04-17-2017) at Catered Living Of Ocean Pines, Maryland.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (04-22-2017) at 1 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, with Father Jack officiating.
Mrs. Van Lith was born in Moschandorf, Austria on December 19, 1919, the daughter of Stephen and Anna (Tukovitz) Dunst.  She was a homemaker and attended St. Julia Catholic Parrish.  Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Van Lith.
She is survived by one daughter, Helen Van Lith of Ocean Pines, MD; sons, Walter Van Lith of Myrtle Beach, SC, Martin Van Lith of Long Island, NY; and five grandchildren.

STANLEY EVANDER TYSON
Stanley Evander Tyson of Goldston passed away on Thursday, (04-13-2017) at his home.
The funeral was held on Monday, (04-17-2017) at Centennial AME Zion Church at 2 p.m. with burial in the Marsh Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Tyson was born January 24, 1960, the son of Joseph Vander Tyson and Edna Glover Tyson. A graduate of Chatham Central High School, he was a member of Centennial AME Zion Church where he served as chairman of the Jr. Usher Board. He retired after 30 years with eh N.C. Department of Transportation. After that, he worked as a security guard for the Collection Center in Silk Hope. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Hanner Tyson; children, Jerome Tyson of Siler City, Latoya Tyson of Raleigh; brothers, Raymond of Graham, Gary Tyson of Sanford, Darrell Tyson of Siler City; and one granddaughter.

EMMA PEOPLES MASON
Emma Peoples Mason of Siler City passed away on Saturday, (04-08-2017) at her residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday (04-15-2017) at Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
Emma was born in Siler City on May 10, 1921 to the late Roy and Dallie Peoples. She was a member of Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Eastern Stars Friendship Chapter #521 O.E.S. PAA.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ardentries Mason and a son, Leroy Mason.
She was survived by children, Edward Mason, Tommy Mason, Willie Mason, Delores Mason, all of Siler City, Ernestine Mason and Betty Brown, both of Philadelphia, PA.; sister, Josie Brooks; twelve grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

EULA LETT WILSON
Eula Lett Wilson, 96, of Broadway, passed away on Sunday, (04-23-2017), at her home.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (04-26-2017), at 1 p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. J. Scott Yow and Rev. Jerry Parsons presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born on August 14, 1920, in Lee County, to the late Andrew Raymond (Buck) Lett and Addie Burns Lett.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Wilson.  They owned and operated Wilson’s TV and Appliance Center and later managed a Pantry Store.  She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Jane Miller of Austin, TX, Faye Suiki of Honolulu, HI, and Sue Wilson of the home; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

DONALD RICHARD SWAIM, SR.
Donald Richard Swaim, Sr., 73, of  Moore Street, Siler City died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Randolph Health in Asheboro.
Mr. Swaim was born in Randolph County on May 5, 1943, the son of Dewey Walter Swaim, Sr. and Ollie Martha (Kidd) Swaim.   He was a member of Brookdale Baptist Church, Siler City and a retired maintenance worker with Collins and Aikman.  Donald enjoyed wood-working, gardening and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Donald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Brown) Swaim;  two daughters, Amanda Kimrey and husband Shane of Siler City, Tracey Saunders and husband Daniel of Bennett; three sons, Don Swaim and wife Song-Hui of Newport News, VA, Joe Swaim and wife Debbie of Liberty, and Mike Swaim and wife Janet of Siler City; two sisters, Mary Dixon, Brenda Goins; one brother, Eugene Swaim, all of Randleman; twelve grandchildren and  four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at  p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Troy Edward Brown officiating.
The family is at the family home.
Memorials may be made to Randolph Health Cancer Center Patient Assistant Fund, 373 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC  27203.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARY LOUISE INMAN SHIELDS
Mary Louise Inman Shields, 92, of Siler City died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Shields was born in Moore County on July 15, 1924 the daughter of William and Alice (Tillman) Inman.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Shields and her parents.
She is survived by two daughters, Betsy Brewer of Greensboro and Jo Deaton Duckworth and husband Tom of Siler City; one brother, Don Inman of Carthage; grandchildren, Shields Blackwell and husband Grey of Oxford, Alicia Norton and husband Frank of Greensboro, Mary-Douglas Andrews and husband Michael of Siler City, Brittany McKeown and husband Andy of Asheboro, Zach Deaton and wife Laurin of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Shields and Annabelle McKeown, Kennedy Andrews, Michael Andrews, III and Mary-Maxton Andrews, Luke Deaton, Will and George Norton, Nelson Blackwell, III and Daniel Blackwell, and Jacob Deaton.
A graveside service was held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Fair Promise United Methodist Church Cemetery, 192 Glendon-Carthage Road, Goldston with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fair Promise UMC, 567 River Road, Robbins, NC 27325.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

April 20,2017

KATHERINE GROCE
Katherine Groce, 83, of Siler City died Tuesday, (04-11-2017) at Siler City Center.
The funeral was held Thursday, (04-13-2017) at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Burriss and Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Katherine was born in Guilford County on August 10, 1933 the daughter of William Carl and Beluah Irene (Harmon) Groce.  She was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church and retired from A. J. Schneierson.  She was a former member of the Chatham Hospital Auxillary and Eastern Star # 9.
Survivors include sisters, Barbara Teague and Margie Cockman; and brother, Charles Groce, all of Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LEON ALEXANDER PERSON
Mr. Leon Alexander Person, 65, of Robbins, died Thursday (04-06-2017) at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday (04-10-2017) at 1 p.m. at Long Leaf AME Zion Church, with Rev. Marie Brower and Rev. Jeff Person  officiating. Burial Followed at New Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Person attended Moore County Schools and was a member of Long Leaf AME Zion Church, where he served as Pastor Steward, on the Trustee Board, Missionary Society, Lay Council, church t5reasurer and sang in the choir. He was co-owner of Person Funeral. He was also a member of Basonic Lodge #324, Free and Accepted Mason of Robbins.
Survivors include his wife, Judy D. Person of the home; daughters, Leondra Ray of the home; Yolanda Richardson of Eagle Springs; sons, Christian “Tre” Person of the home, Rev. Jeff Person of Carthage, Rev. Jermaine Richardson of Eagle Springs; sister, Gladys P. Armstrong of Eagle Springs; brothers, Milton Person of Eagle Springs, Rev. Ray Person of Southern Pines, David Person of New Jersey; and 13 grandchildren.

LINDA “Susie”  FOUSHEE MOODY
Linda “Susie” Foushee Moody, 56, of Siler City died Thursday, (04-13-2017) at Chatham Hospital.
The funeral was held Monday, (04-17-2017) at 11 a.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Moody was born in Chatham County on February 26, 1961, the daughter of Clarence and Fayedine (Ellis) Foushee.    She was employed by WalMart as a stock clerk.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Moody; daughter, Angela Griffin of Siler City; sons, Charles Moody of Haw River, Jimmy Moody of Holly Ridge; brothers: Tommy Foushee of Hawaii, Peanut Foushee of Pittsboro, Kenny Foushee of Rocky Mount; and twelve grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BEVERLEY JEAN ROSS GUNTER
Beverley Jean Ross Gunter, 73, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (04-15-2017) at her home.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. at Northview Christian Church with Pastor Dr. Mike Johnson officiating.  Burial followed in Buffalo cemetery.
Mrs. Gunter was born in Biddeford, ME on July 21, 1943 to the late John Ross and Florence Lynch Ross.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Eugene Gunter.  She worked at Lufkin Tools, Inc. in the accounting department.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jean Gunter Holder of Sanford; brother, Donald William Ross of Gaffney, SC; and one grandson.
Make online condolences at www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

MILDRED TEACHEY ROUSE
Mildred Teachey Rouse, 96, of Sanford,  died Sunday, (04-16-2017)at Laurels of Chatham Retirement Home.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, (04-19-2017) at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Sayles and Rev. Gilbert McDowell officiating.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.
She was born in Duplin County, on April 25, 1920 to the late Leroy James and Nellie May Lincoln Teachey.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Currie Rouse; sister, Eunice Nelson and brothers, Gordon, Ernest and James Teachey. Mrs. Rouse was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church and sang with the Jubilee Senior Citizens Choir.
She is survived by sons Ron Rouse of Sanford, Gene Rouse of Carthage, Jimmy Rouse of Castle Hayne; daughter, Gloria Capps of Willow Spring;  twelve grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Make online condolences
at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

EVALYN ROSE STEPHENSON
Evalyn Rose Stephenson, born on April 15, 2017, died at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.
Funeral services will be private.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.  Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronruneral
home.com.

WILLIAM LEE BERRYMAN
Mr. William Lee Berryman, 89, of Sanford passed on Monday, (04-10-2017) at Veterans Victory House, Walterboro, SC.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

  FRED STEWART, JR.
Mr.  Fred Stewart, Jr., 87, of Pittsboro passed on Wednesday (04-12-2017) at The Laurels of Chatham.
Funeral services were held Monday, (04-17-2017) at 12 p.m. at Haw River Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsboro, with burial following in the church cemetery.

 LARRY HILTON FUQUAY
Larry Hilton Fuquay, 75, of Siler City died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Fuquay was born in Chatham County on July 25, 1941 the son of Gilbert Howard and Valinda (Lindley) Fuquay.   Larry was a graduate of Silk Hope High School and an Army veteran of Vietnam.  He was of the Methodist faith.  Larry was retired from DCS-Yamas and enjoyed golf and gardening.
He was preceded in death by several siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan (Ashley) Fuquay; two sons, Ashley B. Fuquay of Greensboro and Adam H. Fuquay and wife, Kellie of Bear Creek; three sisters, Linda F. Stevens of Siler City, Ann F. Beaver of Bear Creek and Gayle F. Wright of Collinsville, VA.; grandchildren, Chase, Bryan, Carter, Blake, Chloe and Claire Fuquay.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 1712 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Road, Liberty with Pastor Josh Conrad and Rev. Howard Spray officiating. Inurnment followed the service with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.  The family received friends Friday, April 14, 2017 after the service in the church hut.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES LEE SAFRIT
Charles Lee Safrit, 68, of Siler City died Friday, April 14, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Safrit was born in Anson County on March 12, 1949 the son of Lee Monroe and Julia Ross (Brower) Safrit.   Charles was a graduate of Appalachian State University and was employed by Chatham County Schools as Band Director at Chatham Central High School for 30 years.  Charles was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem and was currently attending Rocky River Baptist Church.
Charles was proud of his Scottish heritage and shared his talents playing bagpipes on many occasions.  He was active in Clan Donald USA, the Highland Games and Southeastern Karate Association.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bonnie (Clapp) Safrit; one daughter, Megan Safrit Privett (Colt); two son, Charles (Chuck) Lee Safrit, II (Wendy), Adam Safrit; grandchildren, Caitlyn Safrit, Nevaeh and David Privett, Annie and Vivien Safrit; step-grandchildren, Hayden and Raven Cook; grand dogs; sisters, Julie Gadd (David), Janice Safrit-Chambers (Mark); and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Dr. Greg Burriss officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344, Southeastern Karate Association, Siler City or clandonaldusa.com.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT “SHORTY” LEE GOINS  
Robert “Shorty” Lee Goins, 92, of Siler City died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Goins was born in Lee County on August 24, 1924.  Robert was retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing and he attended the Siler City Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fleta Gilmore Goins and a grandson, Charles J. Johnson.
He is survived by several step-children; step- grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Neal Kight officiating.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to First Choice Home Health, the community and residents of Sheffield Manor and Chatham County Meals–On Wheels.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

MARVIN DUANE HART
Marvin Duane Hart, 59, of Bear Creek died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Hart was born in Chatham County on June 20, 1957 the son of Marvin W. and Shirley (Brafford) Hart. Duane was an active member of Meroney United Methodist Church, a member of the Men’s group.  He was a 1975 graduate of Chatham Central High School, a member of the Goldston Fire Department, for over 30 years and had served as Chief.  He was self-employed as a cabinet maker and a farmer.  Duane is known and recognized for organizing the Hart’s Pumpkin Festival for 24 years.  He enjoyed rabbit hunting, going to yard sales, sucker gigging, and was devoted to his family, especially his grandson.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Peggie (Brafford) Hart; one son, Jeremy Hart of Goldston; two daughters, Beth Hart Hamm (Justin) of Bear Creek, Hannah Hart Sirls (Josh) of Bear Creek; grandson, Mason Hamm; parents, Marvin W. and Shirley (Brafford) Hart of Goldston; one sister, Phyllis H. Pettit (Don) of Siler City; one brother, Gary Hart of Goldston; brother-in-law, Donnie Brafford (Donna) of Bear Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
The family receive friends Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Eleanor Moses, 604 Dewitt Smith Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Goldston Fire Department (Fireman’s Fund), PO Box 432, Goldston, NC  27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

SFC TYLER B. CHATFIELD
SFC Tyler B. Chatfield
passed away on April 13, 2017.
SFC Chatfield graduated from Northwood High School in 2008. He joined
the US Army in June, 2008 and has since been serving our country.
Tyler was a dedicated
father, proud soldier, out-
standing family member, and an amazing friend. He will be missed by all, especially at the baseball field, in battle, around the dinner table, and during family kickball and Pictionary games.
SFC Tyler B. Chatfield is survived by his wife of nine years, Janae’ Chatfield; sons, Ryder and Nolan Chatfield; parents, Cindi and Steve Havens; grandparents, Billie and Frank May; brothers, Brian Chatfield and Branden Havens; sister, Ashley Havens;  and nieces, Arianna Evans and Audrey Chatfield.
Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

   ROBERT HOWARD REID
Robert Howard Reid, age 57, of Sanford, NC died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Robert was in automotive parts sales.  He was born on January 23, 1960, in Chatham County, to the late Robert Howard Reid, Sr. and Betty Lou Harris Reid.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Jamie Hall Reid of the home; two sons, Asa Matthew Reid of Greenville, NC and Joseph Ethan Reid of Ft. Irwin, CA.  He is also survived by his brother, Stan Reid and his wife, Lea of Siler City, NC.
No services are planned.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

ROBERT HAYWOOD LINDLEY
Robert Haywood Lindley, age 83, died peacefully on Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at his home outside Chapel Hill, surrounded by family.
Bob was born in Burlington, North Carolina, the son of Charles Clinton Lindley and Virginia Gladys Haywood Lindley.  He attended Bonlee and Pittsboro High Schools in Chatham County.  He enrolled at the University of North Carolina, then left to join the U.S. Air Force.  While there he married Shirley Frances Councilman; Bob and Shirley shared sixty-one remarkable years together.  He returned to the University where he earned a degree in Secondary Education.  After graduation Bob resumed his Air Force career where he was a navigator, an instructor, and was selected for an officer exchange program with the British Royal Air Force.  He served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He also attended the Air Force Institute of Technology, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering.
After his 23-year Air Force career, Bob joined the faculty of Randolph Technical Institute (now Randolph Community College) in Asheboro where he taught electronics, mathematics and physics. He and Shirley retired to their home in Chatham County where Bob enjoyed sharing his love of nature with his grandchildren, working in his expansive garden, fishing with friends, and the pursuit of the perfect round of golf.  He was a member of Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, was a frequent participant in Habitat for Humanity projects, and enjoyed cooking country ham in the Kiwanis Club biscuit booth at the State Fair.
Bob is survived by his wife Shirley, his son Les Lindley (and wife Terry) of Vienna, Virginia; daughter Virginia Wereszynski (and husband Stephen) of Springfield, Virginia; daughter Carolyn Paquette of Rochester, New Hampshire; grandchildren Lindsey Paquette, Zachary Paquette (and wife Laura), Chase Paquette (and wife Rebecca), Joshua Wereszynski, Kristen Wereszynski, and great-grandchildren, Kal-El Paquette, Asher Paquette, Owen Paquette, and Harmony Paquette.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Jeanette Lindley, and brother Charles Clinton Lindley Jr.
There will be a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, 29 April at 2 p.m. at the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, 95 East Street, Pittsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina or the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church.

April 13, 2017

  EVA ESTELLE JESSUP WARD
Eva Estelle Jessup Ward, passed away at her home on Saturday (04-01-2017).
A 3 p.m. service was held Tuesday, (04-04-2017) at Mount Pleasant UMC,     with burial following in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ward was born November 21, 1917 in Stokes County to Levi and Dosha Jessup. She was a graduate of Bonlee High School, and a member of Mt. Pleasant U.M.C. where she was active on the Bereavement Committee as long was she was able. She retired as a secretary of Hughey Tile Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe R. Ward, Sr., siblings, Boyd Jessup, Bessie J. Brewer, Howard Jessup, Lester Jessup, Marvin Jessup and Levi Jessup.
Survivors include sons, Linwood Neal Ward, Lawrence Martin Ward, John lewis Ward; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. siblings, Mary Ellen Creason, Inez Brown, June Dixon, Rachel Johnson, Rex Jessup, Richard Jessup, Laura Hauser and Linda Sink.
Make online condolences at www.forbisandsick.com.
Memorials may be sent to Mount Pleasant UMC, 5120 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

MAX JUNIOR DEAN
Max Junior Dean, 56, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, (04-08-2017) at his home.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, (04-12-2017) at 4:30 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Roger Thomas officiating.
Max was a horse trainer. He was born in May 15, 1960, to the late Max and Kathrun Deal Dean. He served in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include a brother, Tony Dean of Sanford; sisters, Terssa Coore of Sanford and Terrie Everette of Cameron.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

GAIL HARRIS BOOTH RILEY  
Gail Harris Booth Riley, 64, of Sanford, passed away on Sunday, (04-09-2017).
The memorial service was held Thursday (04-13-2017) at 2 p.m. at Cameron Baptist Church with Kenneth Gilmore officiating.
She was born in Quantico, VA on November 23, 1952 to Carolyn L Harris and the late David S. Harris.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff Riley; children, Durin Booth, Marla Wray, Kathryn Riley, Stuart Fulcher, She-Vonne Lockhard; four grandsons; mother, Carolyn Harris; sisters, Pamela Merrill, Patricia Curtin; and brother Tommy Harris.
In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Cameron Baptist Church, 593 Carthage Street, Cameron, NC 28326 Building Fund; or the Freedom Bikers Church Triad, PO Box 774, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 Building Fund.
Make condolences to: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BERT THOMAS DAFFERN
Bert Thomas Daffern, 86, of Pinehurst died Sunday, (04-09-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
Graveside service will be held at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery in Sanford on Saturday, (04-15-2017), with Pastor Joel Murr officiating.
Mr. Daffern was a native of England, the son of the late Harold and Doris Daffern. He was employed by Johnson and Johnson for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean D. Daffern and a son, Mark R. Daffern.
Survivors include his son,Glenn Harold Daffern of Grand Blanc, MI; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Grace Chapel Church, 2605 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MARIA STEUER JEWELL  
Maria Steuer Jewell, 90, of Sanford, passed away Saturday (04-08-2017).
Funeral service was held Tuesday (04-11-2017) at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derek Howard officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memory Gardens.
She was born in Hungaria, May 24, 1926, to the late Joses Steuer and Maria Steuer. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Joshi Steuer and a grandson, Randy Godfrey. She worked for many years at Carter Weber.
She is survived by her children, Anna Diver, David Jewell, both of Sanford, Mike Jewell, Fay Ewing of Las Vegas; sister, Annie Berger, brother, Hanzi Steuer, both of Germany, 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

WILLIAM “BILL” CECIL ABSHEAR
William “Bill” Cecil Abshear passed away on Sunday, (04-02-2017).
Services were held Friday, (04-07-2017) at 2 p.m. with graveside service following, with Rev. Darrin Moore officiating.
He was born in Boone-ville, KY. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Jeanine Abshear.
He is surviived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy Wall Abshear; sons, Darryl Abshear, Shawn Abshear; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

GRAHAM “RED” WALLACE KIMREY   
Graham “Red” Wallace Kimrey, 94, of Sanford, died Thursday, (04-06-2017) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
Funeral service was held Sunday at 3 p.m. (04-09-2017) in the Casey Chapel of St. Luke U.M.C. with Dr. Gene Cobb officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo cemetery with military honors.
Born is Lee County February 22, 1923 to the late Graham Brehon and Pauline Moore Kimrey, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Cantin Kimrey, siblings, Rives B. Kimrey, Ruth K. Dean. He owned and operated Kimrey’s Sinclair Service Station and served in the US Navy during WW II.
Survivors include sons, Graham W. Kimrey, Jr. of Atlantic, Randall D Kimber of New Bern, Herb Kimrey of Sanford; daughter, Patti Keith of Sanford; ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to St. Luke U.M.C., 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330.
Make condolence at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

 SANDRA SUE GRABB McKEE
Sandra Sue Grabb McKee, 78, of Sanford dies Thursday, (04-06-2017).
Graveside services were held Monday, (04-10-2017) at 2 p.m. at Rocky Fork Christian Church with Rev. Vanya Mullinex officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.
She was born March 18, 1939 to the late Samuel Fred and Alice Helen Gascoigne Grabb. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gene McKee. She was a genealogy researcher.
Survivors include sons, Fred McKee, Larry Dale McKee, both of Sanford; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ODELL RAY SCARBORO
Odell Ray Scarboro of Vass, 83, died Saturday, (04-08-2017) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Funeral services were held Wednesday (04-12-2017) at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Mitchell Scarboro presiding. Burial followed in Johnson Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Scarboro was born in Moore County, August 11, 1933 to the late Charlie Scarboro and Hurley Oldham Scarboro. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Campbell Scarboro and a son, Donald Joseph Scarboro. He worked for Guliston Carpet Mfg. and served his country in the US Army.
Survivors include sons, Mitchel Ray Scarboro of Fayetteville, David Odell Scarboro of Vann; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhoime.com.

ALONZO HARRINGTON
Mr. Alonzo Harrington passed on Tuesday (04-04-2017) at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

ALFONZO J. JOHNSON
Mr. Alfonzo J. Johnson, 78, of Pittsboro passed on Sunday (04-02-2017) in Durham.
His memorial service was held Friday, (04-07-2017) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.
Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Rosa L. Goines of Michigan, brothers, Artis Johnson, Alonzo Johnson, both of Pittsboro, Henry M. Johnson; sister, Pecolia Hemple of Pittsboro.

CLYDE THOMAS  MILLER
Clyde Thomas Miller, 65, of Pittsboro passed on Tuesday, (03-28-2017) at his residence.
Memorial services were held Sunday (04-09-2017) at 4 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro.

RUBY CRANFORD
Ruby Cranford of Sanford died Tuesday (04-04-2017)
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home will announce arrangements later.

JACQUELINE J. WILSON
Jacqueline J. Wilson of SAnford died Tuesday (04-04-2017) at her home.
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home will announce arrangements later.

LINDA DORSETT JUSTICE
Linda Dorsett Justice, 73, of Siler City died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Chatham Hospital.
Mrs. Justice was born in Chatham County on January 4, 1944, the daughter of Clem Douglas and Louise (Jones) Justice.  Linda was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where she had sung in the choir and was a member of the Sunday school.  She was retired  from Acme McCrary in the shipping department.  Linda enjoyed reading, watching soap operas and working with her flowers.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, R. D. and Earl Dorsett.
Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bobby Justice; step-daughter, Trudy Shan of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law, Linda C. Dorsett of Siler City; nephews, Keith and Mitch Dorsett; great-niece, Addie Dorsett; and special friend, Blanche Birchett of Siler City.
The family received friends Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC.  The funeral followed Saturday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenny Black officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

WILLIAM “ERNEST” BROWN
Mr. William “Ernest” Brown, 87, of Siler City, N.C., died Saturday, April 1, 2017.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, N.C. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett, with Rev. Don Edwards presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Ernest was born on May 30, 1929 to Clyde Zimria Brown and Daisy Viola Coble. As a young man, he served as a medic in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Campbell during the Korean War. After the war, he became a barber, and hosted a chair at Reid’s Barber Shop for 35 years. He spent his free time fishing, working in his yard, fixing things, and taking road trips to the beach, but he most enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Nettie Ann Brown. He is survived by his daughter, Grace Marlette Willett and husband Robert of Raleigh; sister, Louise Womble and husband Earl of Siler City; brothers, Vernon Brown and wife Bill of Ramseur, Frank Brown and wife Sylvia of Siler City, Richard Brown and wife Anne of Pittsboro, Bobby Brown and wife Sherry of Bennett, Jimmy Brown and wife Pam of Raleigh; grandchildren, Candace Rose Willett and Ava Grace Willett, along with a host of family and friends.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett, N.C. is honored to serve the Brown family.

MARK DAVID GAINES
Mark David Gaines, 56, of Siler City died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mr. Gaines was born in Chatham County on June 9, 1960 the son of William Clarence and Marjorie (Tally) Gaines.  Mark was a 1978 graduate of Chatham Central High School, a member of Moons Chapel Baptist Church and an employee of the NCDOT.  He had a unique sense of humor, enjoyed all sports, especially UNC Tar Heels and NASCAR.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hal Gaines and a sister, Gail Ashley.
He is survived by one son, Dylan Gaines of Siler City; three sisters, Lydia T. Tart of Randleman, Kay Keck of Apex, Kathy Woody of Lillington; three brothers, Paul Gaines of Kernersville, Mike Gaines of Siler City and Brent Ashley of Carthage.
The family received friends Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Faw officiating.  Burial was in Gaines Grove Cemetery, Goldston.
Memorials may be made to Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com

MICHAEL STEVEN “BEAR” ADAMS
Mr. Michael Steven “Bear” Adams, 69, of Bennett, died March 29, 2017 at his home.
In accordance
with his wishes, his body was donated to aid in medical research.
The Tri- County Ruritan Club will hold a Memorial
Life Celebration Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Pleasant Grove Community
Building 7239 N.C. Hwy 22 in Bennett, N.C.
“Bear”, as Mike was affectionately known, was an 18-year member of the Tri-County Ruritan Club
and took great joy in helping with yearly events like the Flatwoods Festival, the Christmas parade and any other project he could. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Ranger in Vietnam. He sold
insurance for Southland Life and Life of Georgia
and ING. In his spare time he enjoyed golf and basketball.
He is survived by his life partner, Linda Odette of the home; sister, Janice Adams of Conway, S.C. and
brother, Jerry Adams of Fayetteville, N.C.; cousin, Ray Adams and wife Margretta, also of Fayetteville,
and a host of family and friends.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebrady
chapel.com .
Joyce – Brady Chapel of Bennett, is honored to serve the Adams family.

April 6, 2017

AGNES MATTHEWS LINEBERRY
Mrs. Agnes Matthews Lineberry, 92, formerly of Staley, passed away Sunday, (03-26-2017)at Liberty Commons in Burlington.
Funeral services were held at Staley Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Jack Livingston.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born September 12, 1924 in Surry County, Mrs. Lineberry was the daughter of the late Howard Glenn and Laura Cook Matthews. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Elbert Odell Lineberry, a son, Jack Lineberry, and a brother, Dick Matthews.
She was a member at Staley Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir and Women’s Missionary Union. She retired as a floor supervisor from Glendale Hosiery in Siler City.
She is survived by her children, Dianne Whitehead of Snow Camp, Lynn Lineberry of Staley, Jerry Lineberry of Forest City; 14 grand-children,24 great- grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dot Glosson of Greensboro, Peggy Matthews of Lavonia, GA, Kate Watts of New Bern,  Glenda Vickrey of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Memorial donations may be made to Staley Baptist Church, PO Box 237, Staley, NC  27355.
To sign the guest book, please go to www.cleve landfuneralservices.com.

REBECCA ANN EDWARDS CLARK
Mrs. Rebecca Ann Edwards Clark, 70, of Siler City,  died Wednesday, (03-29-2017).
The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date.
Rebecca was born in Pittsylvania County, VA on August 1, 1946 to Charles Luther Edwards, Sr. and Lelia Virginia Bedwell. A lifelong resident of Siler City, she worked as a retail clerk and attended Brush Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Clyde D. Clark; daughters, Tonya Crawford of Kingsport, TN, Virginia Payne of Pittsboro; son, David L. Clark of Siler City; sister, Joyce E. Oldham of Siler City; nine grandchildren, and three great-grand-children.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

WILLIAM “HOWARD” WILSON
Mr. William “Howard” Wilson, 72, of Bennett, died Wednesday, (03-29-2017).
A graveside memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, (04-01-2017), in the Bennett Baptist Church cemetery.
Howard was born in Chatham County on August 22, 1944 to William Howard Taft Wilson and Vonnie Mae Stokes.
He is survived by his daughter, Lora W. Maness; sons, Keith Howard Wilson and Bradley Taft Wilson, all of Robbins; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

BILLIE GUY GRIFFIN
Mr. Billie Guy Griffin, age 84 of Cary, NC passed away on Monday, (04-03-2017) in the Transition Life Care Center, Raleigh.
His graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle, with the Rev. Keith Walters officiating.
Mr. Griffin was born September 7, 1932 in Stanly County, NC to the late Harvey Wilson Griffin and Edna Smoot Morris Griffin. He was a retired Photo Lab Technician with IBM.  He was involved with the production of the first bar code.
Mr. Griffin was a member of the United Church of Hanks Chapel in Pittsboro.
He is survived by his children.
Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle, is serving the Griffin family.

KENNETH “KEN” EDWARD JACKSON
Kenneth “Ken” Edward Jackson, 66, of Sanford, died Thursday, (03-30-2017) at his home.
The funeral was held Saturday, (04-01-2017) at 10 a.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.  The burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors.
He was born in Erwin, on December 22, 1950 to the late Edward Lee Jackson and Virginia Christine Cash Jackson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Kenneth Edward Jackson, Jr., sister, Virginia Gail King; step-father, Archie Leonard Johnson and step-brothers, Woodson Webb Johnson and James Leonard Johnson.  Ken served in the US Air Force, retiring after 21 years of service, after which  he worked with Pfizer.
Ken is survived by his wife Karen Johnson Jackson; daughter, Amanda Joy Jackson Rutter of Clayton; step-sisters, Ginger Frye of Holly Springs and Jeannie Buie of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Our Daily Bread Ministries, PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2222 or Liberty Home Care & Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com

IRIS CHAPPELL WESTMORELAND
Iris Chappell Westmore-land, 86, formerly of Hampton Village in Sanford, passed away on Thursday, (03-30-2017)at Davis Healthcare in Wilmington.
The funeral was held at Bridges Cameron Funeral Chapel on Monday, (04-03-2017) at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dena Bearl Whalen presiding. The burial followed at Lemon Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was born December 12, 1930 in Durham County. She graduated from Greenwood High School and Croft Business College, and operated Westmoreland Plastering, Inc. with her husband..
Iris was a member of Lemon Springs Baptist Church, serving in many capacities including Deacon, WMU Director, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. She was a volunteer at Central Carolina Hospital over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John of 57 years; her parents, Luther and Neffie Chappell; sisters, Nannie Walker and Lorena Keith.
Surviving are daughter, Fay Woodruff of Hamp-stead; three grand-daughters; and sister, Cathryne Weaver of Durham; .
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice and flowers are also welcome.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MYRTLE RUTH PAGE LOWMAN
Ms. Myrtle Ruth Page Lowman, 91, of Bear Creek,  died Monday, (04-03-2017).
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, (04-05-2017), at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek, with Dr. Patrick Fuller and Rev. Frank Taylor presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery, and the family received friends after the services in the fellowship hall.
Ruth was born on August 14, 1925 to Charlie Hasten Page and Callie Yow. She worked at Boling Chair Co. for 30 years, and was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Clark of Bear Creek; sons Jimmy R. Lowman, Barney Lowman, both of of Bear Creek, Steve Lowman of Siler City; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

EDITH GOINS  SINEATH
Edith Goins Sineath, 93, of Sanford, passed away Monday, (04-03-2017).
The family will receive friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Thursday, (04-06-2017) from 10 to 11 a.m..  The funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 11 with Rev. Scott Yow and Rev. Doug Houston officiating.  Burial will follow in Lee Memory Gardens.
She was born in Stokes County on May 5, 1923 to the late Charlie and Lula Hooker Goins.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sineath; daughter, Judy Yow; a  granddaughter and several brothers and sisters. She worked for Federal Spinning and Moen.
She is survived by daughters, Janice T. Buie of Sanford, Faye T. Franks of Lillington; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY HELEN HART BRAFFORD
Mary Helen Hart Brafford, 89, passed away Saturday, (04-01-2017), at Liberty Commons.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, (04-05-2017), at  2 p.m. at Barbecue Presbyterian Church with Reverend David Sherrod officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Brafford was born on February 21, 1928, in Chatham County, to the late James A. and Alice Batten Hart. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd Brafford, Sr., a son Bob Brafford; granddaughter, Amy Brafford; siblings, Winfred, Herman, J.A., Jr., Harold and Gene Hart, Prudy Riddle, Sadie Harrington, and Mattie McGinnis.
Surviving are sons, Boyd Brafford, Jr., Sammy Brafford, and Randy Brafford, all of Sanford; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM C. ABSHEAR
William C. Abshear, 83, of Cameron passed away Sunday, (04-02-2017) at his home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron Funeral home in Sanford.

CLYDE THOMAS MILLER
Mr. Clyde Thomas Miller, 63, of Pittsboro passed away on Tuesday (03-28-2017) at his home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

ALFONZO J. JOHNSON
Mr. Alfonzo J. Johnson, 78, of Pittsboro passed away on Sunday, (04-02-2017) in Durham.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

LILLIE RUTH  (TABON) SILER  
Ms. Lillie Ruth Siler, 75, of Sanford passed away on Sunday (04-02-2017) as her residence.

ADRIA OCTIVIA TAYLOR
Adria Octivia Taylor, 48, of Sanford passed on Thursday (03-30-2017)
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

QUEEN ESTER GREEN
Queen Ester Green, 86, of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, (03-29-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

KIMBERLY TILLMAN FADELY
Kimberly Tillman Fadely, 54, of Siler City died Monday,  April 3, 2017 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Kim was born in Chatham County on May 8, 1962, the daughter of June and Cathren “Chigger” (Adcock) Tillman.  Kim was a 1980 graduate of Jordan-Matthews and a 1982 graduate of Central Carolina Community College.  She was employed with the Law office of Lewis R. Fadely as a paralegal.  She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.  Kim was devoted to her family and friends and her cat, Flower.  She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her generosity and kind heart.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Lewis R. Fadely; two daughters, Morgan Shay Fadely and Jennah Grace Fadely; parents, June and Cathren “Chigger” (Adcock) Tillman; one sister, June Carol Tillman Stout and husband Phillip of Pittsboro; one brother, Marty Craig Tillman and wife Angela of Siler City; niece, Lauren (Allie) Tillman; nephews, Jason Tillman, Chris Stout and Patrick Stout.
The funeral will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB# 7295 UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

WANDRA ELAINE HARRIS FARRELL
Wandra Elaine Harris Farrell, 70, of Pittsboro, NC, went to be with her Lord, surrounded by family on March 28th, 2017.
Wandra loved her family and adored her hometown. This was demonstrated through her job, volunteer experiences and always doing for and giving to others.
She worked with the Chatham County Board of Education and the Chatham County Environmental Health Department.  She was a charter member of the Pittsboro Relay For Life where she chaired the Survivor Committee.  Wandra was a dedicated member of Hanks Chapel Church, where she served as a deacon. She was blessed with a caregiver’s heart and had a special love for children and was an advocate for children with special needs. Her humility, peaceful spirit, selflessness, and concern for others were a blessing to all. She never met a stranger and she made you feel like you had known her your entire life after only a short conversation.
Wandra was affectionately known by her grandchildren as “Grannie” and because of her love of others, she soon became “Grannie Wandra” to all she encountered.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Geneva Harris, her beloved son, Douglas Stephen Farrell and her in-laws, DeWitt and Hazel Farrell.
Those who are left with very special memories are her devoted husband, Larry Farrell, Sr, to whom she was married for 50 remarkable years; her son, Larry “Joey” Farrell, Jr., his wife, Josette Farrell, and her four grandchildren, Juliana, Jake, Jordan, and John Henry. She is also survived by her sister, Beatrice Harris O’Quinn; brother C.W. Harris and wife Sheila; and many nieces and nephews.
Through this time of heartache, her family is comforted by the knowledge of her personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that she is living in peace with Him, free from all health burdens.
Her celebration of life was held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Hanks Chapel Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the Church cemetery. The family received friends in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Christopher Holder Memorial Youth Fund, P.O. Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

WILLIAM J. “B.J. DAURITY
Mr. Daurity, 85, died March 20, 2017, at Wake Med in Raleigh. He was born in Siler City, N.C. on July 11, 1931, son of the late Guy G. Daurity and Pearl J. Daurity. Mr. Daurity graduated from Siler City High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Collins and Aikman Corporation after 43 years of service at different locations. He was a member of the University City United Methodist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bethel H. “Babe” Daurity, and sister, Libby D. Messer.
Survivors include his son, Robert G. Daurity and wife Jamie of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; granddaughters, Emily Ann Daurity of Myrtle Beach and Jennifer D. Stephens (Keith) of Wake Forest, N.C., great-grandchildren, Tripp and Ainsleigh Stephens, also of Wake Forest; nieces, Mellissa Messer of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and Krystal Stocks (Michael) of Holly Springs, N.C.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29th at the Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, N.C.

BARBARA LEMONS ELMORE
Barbara Lemons Elmore, 84, Siler City died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Siler City Center, Siler City.
Mrs. Elmore was born in Chatham County on October 22, 1932, the daughter of Milton and Lena Covert Lemons. She was retired from Glendale Hosiery and was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, where she taught the Children Sunday School Class and the Youth Group. Barbara loved horseback riding especially in the mountains and going to the beach with her sisters. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and was a devoted UNC Tar Heel fan. Barbara loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. Mrs. Elmore was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, Johnny Lemons and his wife, Mildred, Alma Smith, Mozelle Clark, Doyle Lemons and his wife, Dot and Wilson Lemons.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William Curtis Elmore; daughter, Sandra E. Siler and husband Billy of Siler City; son, Randy Elmore of Siler City; brother, Hoyle Lemons and wife Kathleen of Bonlee; grandchildren, Jessica Elmore, Amy Hayes, Emily Armstrong and husband Kevin; great-grandchildren, Hayley and Madison Hayes, Chloe Page and Nicholas Armstrong; and a great-granddaughter that will be born in August; sister-in-law, Wilma Lemons; brother-in-law, Harold Smith; brother and sisters-in-law, Earl and Vera Elmore and Virginia Elmore; along with many nieces and nephews who have been very supportive during Barbara’s illness.
The family received friends Monday, April 3, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or to the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.
A special thank you to Liberty Home Care and Hospice especially Abbi, also to Gensis for their care of Barbara.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Elmore Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

WANDA ANGELL McDANIEL
Wanda Angell McDaniel, 83, of Siler City died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mrs. McDaniel was born in Lee County on June 22, 1933, the daughter of Jesse J. and Annie Chandler Angell. She was retired from Collins & Aikman as Department Manager and was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church. Wanda enjoyed needle work, quilting, reading, and loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, James Timothy Lowe.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William Earl McDaniel; one son, Michael (Mike) Lowe and wife Jan of Siler City; one daughter, Joan Coley and husband Lynn of Greensboro; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday, April 3, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Scott Faw and Rev. Patrick Fuller officiating.
A special thank you to Dr. James Davis and the staff at Randolph Hospice House for their wonderful caring and kindness during Wanda’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 or Take a Friend to Lunch.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the McDaniel Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

KATY CORNELIA BUCKNER STURKIE
Katy Cornelia Buckner Sturkie, 63, “Momma”, “Memaw”, and “Ms. Katy” moved on to her heavenly home Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Ms. Katy, the youngest of nine children, was born in Siler City, NC on September 6th, 1953 to Aubrey W. Buckner and Ollie Mae Fox.
While Katy’s love of life was visible in many ways, her passion was children, from newborn to after schooler’s. Katy worked at First Baptist Church Children’s Center and has served her community since 1990 through her work in childcare.
Everyone who knew Katy saw the love she had for her children, daughter Danielle and son Bradley (Shannon). She was quick to boast of their accomplishments. Nothing compared to the glow that radiated when she spoke of her two grandchildren, Cameron and Noah. Words cannot express the joy they gave her. Her adopted family gave her great joy as well; Cat and Steve McSwain and their boys, Jack and Austin (11yr) whom she truly loved as her own.
Katy is preceded in death by her parents and brother Doyle. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Katy is survived by five brothers and two sisters, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and her FBCCC family.
There will be a visitation held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., with a visitation prior from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 501 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. The burial will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City Snow Camp Rd., Siler City, NC, 27344.
Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Center, 501 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

JIMMY MARSHALL
Jimmy Marshall passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.   He is survived by his fiancee, Vivian Thrift of 201 Boggs Thrift Trail, Siler City, NC.
Surviving children are Wayne Marshall, Mary Breland, Tina Hopkins, and Julie Marshall; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Family and friends celebrated his life with a simple service.
He will be dearly missed.

March 30, 2017.

WILLIAM LEE ADAMS
William Lee Adams, 67, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (03-22-2017).
No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Adams was born in Mansfield, Ohio on October 7, 1949 to the late Otto T. Adams and Katheryn Binion Adams.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, James and Carl Adams.   He worked in auto parts manufacturing prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Laws of Lemon Springs, Pearlean Pelasky and Ethel Cicolani, both of Mansfield, Ohio.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH M. ELDER
Elizabeth McNairy Elder, 91, of Pinebluff died Friday, (03-17-2017) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday (03-20-2017) at the Pinebluff United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bettie Francis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late William Herbert and Sarah Louise Glenn McNairy and was predeceased by her husband, Charles Clifton Elder, Jr. She was a member of the Pinebluff United Methodist Church, having served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and church pianist.
Surviving are daughters Lee Ann Allen and Laura Louise Elder; two grandsons and two great- grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contribution’s be made to Pinebluff United Methodist Church, 275 East Philadelphia Avenue, Pinebluff, NC 28373.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.

DEBORAH KAYE WHITE MILLER
Deborah Kaye White Miller passed away Saturday, (03-18-2017), at her residence.
A memorial service was held Saturday, (03-25-2017), at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Donald Burns officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Tyler, Texas at a later date.
Deborah was born in San Antonio, TX, on May 25, 1956. She worked as a sales person in office products.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Henry White.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Charlene Essex White of Flint, TX; daughters, Kimberly Jones of Snow Camp, Dr. Amelia Davis of Durham, and Pamela Bynum of Sanford; step-daughter, Lina Meizner of New York; brother, John H. White, Jr. of Flint TX; sisters, Diane Gold of Tallahassee, FL and Cynthia White Browning of TX; and four grandchildren. .
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EMMA JEAN LAWHORN FRAZIER
Emma Jean Lawhorn Frazier, 69, of Bear Creek died Friday, (03-24-2017) at Chatham  Hospital, Inc.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (03-28-2017) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett with the Rev. Mark Hurt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Frazier was born December 10, 1947 in Danville, WV, the daughter of William and Alice Daniels Lawhorn.
She is survived by daughters,  Brenda F. Scott of the home, Norma F. Weiss of Asheboro; son, David W. Frazier of Asheboro; sister, Diane Lawhorn of Ramseur; and four grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

FAYE HOBSON TRULL
Faye Hobson Trull passed away on Saturday, (03-25-2017) at WakeMed Cary Hospital.
The funeral service was held at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, on Tuesday, (03-28-2017) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dan Deaton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born May 14, 1948 in Harnett County to the late Harvey James Hobson and Lou Annie Gregory Preston.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ethel Preston, Dora Mason, Josephine Norris, Lena Mae Hobson and Shirley Holder. Faye worked as a Secretary at Farm Bureau prior to her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Lee Trull of the home; son, James Dale Coley of Alabama; daughters, Alyssa Cochran Trull, Dana Trull West and Tammy Lynette Cochran, all of Broadway; brother, Harvey Hobson of Sanford;  sisters, Annie Patterson of Broadway, Willa Dowd and Minnie Williams, both of Sanford, Joanne Partin of Lillington, Rosie Covington of Hamlet; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH  EARL EAVES
Mr. Kenneth Earl Eaves, 75, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday (03-23-2017) at the Siler City Center.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, (03-28-2017) at 2 p.m. at Alston Chapel United Holy Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Eaves was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William W. and Herbert “June” Eaves.
Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Pattisal; and sister, Willa Mae Eaves.

MARYANNA  FELICIA HARRIS
Ms. Maryanna Felicia Harris, 64, of Pittsboro passed away on Tuesday, (03-21-2017) at her home.
Funeral services were held Monday, (03-27-2017) at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City. Interment followed in the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Evans; son, Varnell Evans; brothers, Roy Lee Harris and Melvin Harris, all of Pittsboro; and four grandchildren.

JOSEPH HAROLD WILSON
Joseph Harold Wilson, 73, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (03-25-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Wednesday, (03-29-2017) at 11 a.m. with Pastor Darrell Wood officiating.  Burial followed at Morris Chapel UMC cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Wilson was born in Lee County, on October 19, 1943 to the late Carlie Wilson and Beulah Edwards Lindbaugh.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Evans Wilson and two granddaughters, Brittany and Lynsey Wilson.  Joseph served his country in the United States Army. He was a carpenter.
Surviving relatives include sons, Joseph Allen Wilson, John Wilson, Timothy Darrell Wilson, and Jeffery Harold Wilson, all of Broadway; daughter, Belinda Woodall of Sanford; sisters, Judy Godfrey of Tramway, Edith Gunter of Sanford; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT “Bobby” EDWARD DOWD JR.
Mr. Robert “Bobby” Edward Dowd, Jr., 73, of Bear Creek,  died Sunday, (03-26-2017) in his home.
The funeral and grave-side services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, (03-31-2017) at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church  with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, (03-30-2017), at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Bobby was born on February 15, 1944, to Robert Edward Dowd, Sr. and Mary Francis Dowd. He served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Saratoga. He received bachelor’s degrees from ECU, N.C. State, and a master’s degree from UNCG in Education. For many years, he taught middle school in Chatham County before taking over the family farm, where he raised poultry and cattle.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jo Anne Elekes Dowd; daughter, Tamara Dowd Owens of Bear Creek; and three  grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to charities for disabled veterans, or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JAMES LAVERNE BARBER
Mr. James Laverne Barber, 92, of Carthage,  died Monday, (03-27-2017).
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, (03-30-2017), at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage,  with Rev. Bob Yandel presiding.
The family received friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, (03-29-2017), at Joyce-Brady Chapel.
James was born in Carthage, on May 10, 1924 to John Roswell Barber and Mossie Fields. A lifelong resident of Carthage, he grew tobacco and raised cattle for over 30 years. He was a member of Glendon Independent Christian Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Paul Flynn Barber.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Mae Barber; two grandchildren and  four great grandchildren; and brother, Bud Barber of Carthage.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

PATRICIA JANE HARRISON NEAL
Patricia Jane Harrison Neal, 60, of Sanford, passed away on Sunday, (03-26-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Her funeral services were held on Wednesday, (03-29-2017) at 11 a.m. at Tramway Baptist Church with Dr. John Allen and Rev. Dale Sauls officiating.  Entombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens Chapel Mausoleum.
She was born in Lee County on June 10, 1956 to the late Wilfred Lee Harrison and Ethel Gaines Harrison.  She was also preceded in death by  brothers, Hayden and Larry Harrison.
Patricia was employed for many years by the City of Sanford as an Administrative Assistant.
She is survived by her husband, David Ross Neal of the home; sons, Wesley Neal of Raleigh, Justin Neal of Sanford; daughter, April Smith of Sanford; brothers, Robert Lee Harrison, Ralph Wayne Harrison, Eugene Harrison, all of Sanford, Rick Harrison of Cameron; sisters, Joyce Black,  Lynda Carr, Nancy Curtis, Joann Cole, Gwyn Sandlin and Carol Cockman, all of Sanford; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Tramway Baptist Church Building Fund and/or for the research of myelofibrosis to MPN Research Foundation, 180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1870, Chicago, IL 60601. www.mpn researchfoundation.org.

TONI M. DAVIS
Toni M. Davis, 93, of Pittsboro passed away on Wednesday, (03-22-2017).
The Cremation Society of the Carorlinas is assissting the family.
www.CremationSocie
tyNC.com.

LINDA KAY  SENTELLE
Linda Kay (Brezler) Sentelle, 70, of Chapel Hill passed away on Saturday, (03-18-2017) at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham.
Attangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

BESSIE MAE LEE
Bessie Mae Lee, 91, of Broadway, passed away at her home on Friday, (03-17-2017).
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARTHA GUNTER
Martha Gunter, 85 of Sanford passed away on Tuesday, (03-28-2017) at Sanford health & Rehabilitation Center.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

REBECCA (BECKY) TEAGUE JORDAN
Rebecca (Becky) Teague Jordan left this earth for her Heavenly home Monday, March 27 at UNC Hospitals.
She was preceded in death by her fathers, James Spurgeon Teague, Jr. and Joseph Mueller, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory: her mother and best friend, Frankie Mueller; sons, Bryan Jordan and Jayme (Jamie) Jordan, all of Siler City; brothers, Jeff Mueller (Dawn) of Goldston and Terry Mueller (Jackie) of China Grove; sister, Judi Mueller Seymore (Rick) of Rockwell; grandchildren, and the loves of her life, Noah, Channing and Kynzie Jordan of Siler City and many nieces and nephews.
Becky retired after 41 years at Kayser-Roth and Central Carolina Community College.  She also taught for eight years at Chatham Central High School.  She loved music and put her whole heart into singing in the choir at First Baptist Church, where she also taught children’s church and the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class.
Becky was a lifelong member of NC Hairdressers’ Association and was secretary for many years. She loved gardening and being outdoors.
The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 and the service will follow at 4 p.m. conducted by Reverends Tony Capehart and Jim Wall.   The burial will be at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of her mother.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

DORIS ANDREWS RUSSELL
Doris Andrews Russell, 74, Siler City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
She was born on December 14, 1942 in Siler City.  She is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Imogene Andrews, sister-in-law Janice Cox Andrews and a nephew, Forrest Andrews.
She is survived by her sister, Clarice Andrews Harris and her husband, William Wayne Harris, and brother Darrell Andrews; nieces and nephews, Melissa Harris Cooper, Donna Andrews Stone, Angel Andrews Dwyer, L’oreal Jones, Andrew Jones, Ayden Andrews, Kiley Dixon and Merrett Dwyer.
Doris enjoyed bowling, spending time with family and friends and would do anything she could to help you.  She loved everyone unconditionally.  She worshipped her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her hometown church, First Wesleyan Church in Siler City and then later in life at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church in Snow Camp.
Doris’s career is best remembered as secretary at Piedmont Poultry Inc. and Darrell Andrews Trucking Inc.
Visitation with family and friends was at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church located at 9468 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp, NC on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Funeral services followed at 2:00 p.m.  Burial was held in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated at: Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Vicky Cheek, PO Box 683, Snow Camp, NC 27349 or UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

  JEANIE MITCHUM
Jeanie was called home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home in Pittsboro, NC.  She was born to William K. and Helen Babcock Alston in Littleton, NC on January 16, 1938.  She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Nancy Hazelton, and her sister’s husband, George (Russell) Hazelton.
She leaves, to cherish her memory, her husband, Kenneth Mitchum; sons, Marc and his wife Jodie of Wanchese, NC; their children Mark Ethridge, Scott Ethridge, Daniel and Wesley Mitchum, Paul and his wife Jeanette of Siler City, NC; their children Nathan, Harry, and Oliver Mitchum, and Joe and his wife Anna of Leesburg, VA and their children Kathleen, Emma, Anna Claire, and Isabella Mitchum.
Jeanie graduated from Littleton High School and the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro), receiving a degree in elementary education in 1960.  She taught in Charlotte, NC for one year and after her marriage to Kenneth in 1961 moved to Chapel Hill and taught in Durham, NC while putting her husband through dental school.  She was active in Browns Chapel United Methodist Church.
Jeanie was a gifted artist and seamstress, using her talents to bless many people in her community and beyond.  Her greatest loves were her faith, her family, and her husband.  She will be greatly missed by all.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC. A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Pastor Ray Gooch. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Browns Chapel UMC Building Fund, 355 Chicken Bridge Road, Pittsboro, NC  27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

PAUL DeLANCEY JOHNSON
Paul DeLancey Johnson, 90, of Siler City, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare in Siler City after years of declining health.
Mr. Johnson was a native of Chatham County born on April 12, 1926, the son of William Ernest Johnson and Emily Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ward Johnson. Paul was born and raised on the family farm which he received an award for when he was honored with National Bi-Centennial Farm Award in 1988. His love was raising beef cattle and farm life. He was a graduate of Silk Hope School in 1943. In 1958, he was awarded Outstanding Farmer of the Year. On Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1964, Paul married the love of his life Betty Hackney. He loved “witching water” for wells. Paul was an avid fan of NC State Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was known and loved as driver of Bus 43 at Silk Hope School for several years.  He was one of the oldest members of Rocky River Baptist Church, former member and class treasurer of the Men’s Bible Class and former choir member.  Paul was also a past member of the Chatham County Cattlemen’s Association which he enjoyed attending. He never met a stranger. His greatest love was spending time with his family and he loved being Papa to Gracie.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sarah J. McPherson and brothers, Leon and Wade Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty H. Johnson of the home; daughter, Gloria J. Debnam and husband Kenneth of Siler City; granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth-Lee Debnam; and
several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends for visitation on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at the family home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2 p.m at Rocky River Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Greg Burriss.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff of Genesis Healthcare for the love and care that you gave “daddy” for the last eight years.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

March 23, 2017

VELMA MAE SAUNDERS CAMERON
Velma Mae Saunders Cameron passed away on Saturday, (03-18-2017)at Westfield Health and Rehab.
The funeral was held Monday, (03-20-2017), at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Houston presiding.   Burial was in the church cemetery.
She was born August 25, 1923 in Yadkin County.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rose Jester Saunders, and brothers and sisters.She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church.  She operated an in-home day care for over thirty years.
Mrs. Cameron is survived by her sons Rodney Cameron, Ronald Cameron of Broadway; daughters, Gail Holder of Broadway, Delores Greene of Lillington, Kay Angell of Middletown, NY, Sue Kelly of Sanford; eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and a sister, Ethel Burns.
In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1302, Broadway, NC  27505.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com .

VADA BUCHANAN TINGEN
Vada Buchanan Tingen, 87, of Broadway, passed away Friday,  (03-17-2017).
The funeral was conducted on Tuesday, (03-21-2017) at 2 p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Yow and Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Harnett County to the late Alton Lee Buchanan and Madie Thomas Buchanan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Tingen; sisters, Sophia McNeill, Faye Cotten; and brother, Alton Buchanan, Jr.  Vada graduated from Boone Trail High School and Campbell College with a Business degree.  She worked in the cafeteria at Benhaven School.  Vada was a teacher in the Junior Department, the GA girls and was a choir member at her church.
She is survived by daughters, Janet Marie Holder of Broadway, Pamela Ann Foster of Canon, GA: two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Laura Seymore of Sanford, Arlene Crissman, Mary Lee Buchanan and Foy Sue McNeill, all of Broadway;
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

SYBIL ANN “SALLY” SANDERS LUXTON
Sybil Ann “Sally” Sanders Luxton, 83, died Thursday, (03-16-2017) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral was at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 12 noon on Monday, (03-20-2017) with Rev. Houston Blair officiating.
She was born in Lee County, on January 1, 1934 to the late Atlas Stewart Sanders and Wynnie Ann Dowd Sanders.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Frank Luxton; siblings, Jack S. Sanders, Buck Sanders, Stella Sanders; half-brothers, Joe and George Sanders and half-sisters, Ola and Minnie Sanders.  Sally worked as a sales associate for Sears.  She was a member of Sanford Congregational Church and also attended Jones Chapel Church.
She is survived by a son Steve Luxton of Deep River; daughters, Jennifer Luxton Das of Madison, WI, Jessica Luxton Dunham of Deep River; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to a favorite charity in the name of Sybil Ann Luxton.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com
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EFFIE MAE  BURNETTE MARKS
Mrs. Effie Mae Burnette Marks, 78, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (03-15-2017), at her home.
The funeral was held Saturday, (03-18-2017), at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Pastor Raymond Campbell officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Marks was born on April 12, 1938, in Moore County, to the late Raymond Scott Burnette and Florence Medlin Burnette.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Edwin Marks, and brothers, Junior Burnette, James Burnette, and Bruce Medlin.
She is survived by daughters, Bertha Ann Marks of the home, Barbara Jean Lane, Pam Gaddy; a brother, Robert Burnette; and a sister, Ruby Carlyle, all of Cameron; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

EMILIE NEESE McCORMICK
Emilie Neese McCormick passed away Monday,(03-20-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, (03-25-2017) at 2 p.m. in Belle Meade Retirement Community Chapel in Pinehurst with Rev. Archie Stevens officiating.
Mrs. McCormick was born May 7, 1920 in Burlington, to the late Charles Freeman Neese and Elon Heath Heritage Neese.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband John M. McCormick, daughter Eliza M. Marshall; sisters, Martha Belle N. Humphrey, Sara Kaufman Neese; and brother C.F. Neese, Jr., “Petie.
Survivors include her daughter, Beth McCormick Hart of Sanford; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to “Dreamon3”, 4311 School House Commons Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

SENITA VERBAL
Mrs. Senita Verbal, 54, of Sanford, passed away Friday, (03-10-2017) at Westfield Rehabitation and Health Center.
Funeral services were held Friday, (03-17-2017) at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Verbal was born September 23, 1962 in Lee County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louis Jones and her son, Andre’ Lopez Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell Verbal; daughter, Shaniqua Verbal; step-daughters,Leteta Verbal, Parice Womble; stepsons, Silvanus Verbal, Steven Burch, all of Sanford; two grandchildren; father, Reddell Hersey; sister, Nadella Spinks; brothers, Reddell Kersey and Decarus Kersey, all of Sanford.

YVONNE EMERSON BALDWIN  
Mrs. Yvonne Emerson Baldwin, 85, of Chapel Hill, passed away on Thursday, (03-16-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (03-21-2017) at 2 p.m. at Terrell’s Chapel AMEZ Church in Pittsboro. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Jean Baldwin, Cynthia Baldwin Lambert, Terry Baldwin; brother, Wade Emeraon of Baltimore, MD.

FRED H. THOMPSON
Mr. Fred H. Thompson, 74, of Sanford passed away on Monday, (03-20-2017) at Central Carolina
Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ILGA (DIGA) MONGOLDS
Mrs. Ilga Diga Mongolds, 95, of Pitts-boro passed away on Monday, (03-20-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

SALLIE INEASE UNDERWOOD  
Mrs. Sallie Inease Underwood, 79, of Sanford passed away Monday, (03-20-2017) at Liberty Commons of Lee County.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JOHN JOSEPH BARRETT III
Mr. John Joseph Barrett III, 64, of Carrboro, passed away on Friday, (03-17-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JACQUELINE EVANS
Mrs. Jacqueline Evans of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (03-18-2017) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

VIRGINIA SIPE MOODY
Virginia Sipe Moody, 88, of Bear Creek died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Of The Pines, Southern Pines.
Mrs. Moody was born in Rockingham County on October 16, 1928, the daughter of Oscar Lee and Minnie (Alcon) Sipe.   She retired from A. J. Schneierson after 34 years of service.  Virginia was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church and the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class.  She enjoyed preparing Sunday lunches and holiday meals for her family.  She always made sure all her grandchildren had their favorite dishes.  Virginia was a huge ACC basketball fan and enjoyed bowling, quilting, and traveling.  She took great pleasure in gardening and preserving the bounty they produced.  She also had a gift in growing flowers, especially Christmas cactus.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Moody of 68 years; her parents; brothers, Ralph, Ed, Paul and Bill Sipe; sisters, Alta Green and Lois Gilliland.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia M. Butt and husband Robert of Oak Island, Norma M. Faulk of Southern Pines, Nancy M. Lindley and husband Darryle of Snow Camp; one brother, Jack Sipe of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Shane Pegram, Thomas R. Cooney, Jr., Mary E. Maynard, James and Chris Gilliland.; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna Gilliland, Madison Coston, and Davis Pegram.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Saunders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Bereavement Fund, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

JOHN CHARLES HEMBREE
John Charles Hembree, 71, of Murphy, North Carolina passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but lived in Murphy, North Carolina nearly all of his life. He had served in the United States Air Force at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was a staff sergeant and mechanic as well as a Vietnam veteran. Charles became owner of the original Main Street Restaurant in 1990 before moving downtown in Murphy in 2003. Charles loved his customers and thought of his employees as family. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was the son of the late John Quince Hembree and Ethel Lee Cross Hembree Arrowood. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bob Hendrix.
Surviving are his wife, Phoebe Allen Hembree; two daughters, Tanya Hembree Sanchez and husband, Joey of Warne, North Carolina and Lisa Monkus Allen and husband, Tony of Knoxville, Tennessee; a son, John Gabriel Hembree and wife, Kelly of Murphy, North Carolina; a sister, Brenda Hendrix of Murphy, North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Alyson and Madison Sanchez, Lane Hembree, and Bryan Davis.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Revs. Chris Rumfelt and Ben Adams officiating and military rites conducted by the Murphy DAV Chapter 73, American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812 (Allison-Bristol), and American Legion Post 532.
Honorary pallbearers were Glen Beavers, Jerry Decker, Cline Hicks, Jack Killian, Bob Hatchett, Floyd Hughes, and Cory Killian.
The family received friends from 2-3:50 Saturday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services. Following the service, the family gathered in fellowship at Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of John Charles Hembree to the Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Charles and his family would like to thank everyone for all the calls, cards, thoughts, and prayers. It is greatly appreciated.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.ivie funeralhomeinc.com.

JOAN WILSON FRAZIER
Joan Wilson Frazier, age 75, of Apex died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Laurels of Chatham surrounded by children.
Joan was born in Chatham County, North Carolina on May 25, 1941 to the late Roscoe Wilson and Katie Johnson Wilson.
Joan was a familiar face to numerous people while working for many years at Letts Builder Mart in Pittsboro. After retirement, she began working part time at the funeral home and worked for a total of 12 years. Joan was an avid reader and could be found reading one of her many books while she wasn’t busy at the funeral home. She also enjoyed gardening, working in the yard and was a remarkable cook!
Surviving relatives include daughter Renee Krombach and husband Pat of Pittsboro; sons, Tommy Burns Jr. and wife Lisa of Apex, Ernie Burns and wife Maggie of Apex; three grandsons, Dustin Krombach, Tommy Burns III, and Alex Burns.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. The family will receive friends following the Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joan’s honor to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and directed to Colorectal Cancer. UNCLCCC CB#7295 Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

LOUISE DANIEL SPARKS
Louise Daniel Sparks, 82, of Siler City died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at UNC Hospital.
Mrs. Sparks was born in Guilford County on May 2, 1934, the daughter of Rennie Edward and Inez Hanner Poole.  She attended Central High School in Greensboro.  Her senior yearbook says she was “sweet in school … nice in all ways.”  If you knew Louise, you know this continued all her life … sweet and nice in all ways.    Louise enjoyed traveling and listening to Gospel Music.
In January 1952, she married William Earl Daniel, Sr.  She worked at Dixie Sales in Greensboro as a purchasing clerk for 34 years.  Louise was an active member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church of Siler City where she worked with the youth group and other various committees.  After the death of William Earl in 1988, Louise married Binford “Bunk” Sparks in 2002
Louise was preceded in death by her first husband; her parents and sister, Joanne Poole.
She is survived her children, Earl Daniel, Jr. and wife Gayle of Siler City; Jonathan and wife Sherry of Siler City; her sister, Jean Fryar and husband, Woody of Raleigh; grandchildren, Kelly D. Elkins of Siler City; Jonathan “JJ” Daniel of Los Angeles, CA; and great-grandson Tristin Elkins of Siler City; niece, Michelle Woolfolk and husband, Scott of Portland, Oregon; Jason Fryar and wife, Amy of Raleigh.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Jonathan Daniel, 101 Pine Forest Drive, Siler City.  The funeral was held Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

DAYNELLE CREEKMORE   BLACKMON HEADEN
Daynelle Creekmore Blackmon Headen, 83, of Hope Mills, formerly of Siler City, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville.
Mrs. Headen was born in Franklin County, in Spring Hope, on May 5, 1933, the daughter of Robert Clifford and Nellie (Bowden) Creekmore.  Daynelle was a member of Highland Baptist Church, Hope Mills and a former member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, Siler City. She retired from Shelby Insurance Company.  While employed she earned a CPIW designation (Certified Professional Insurance Woman) and received an AAMGA Award (American Association of Managing General Agents) for dedicated service and outstanding achievements.  Daynelle had been a member of the National Association of Insurance Women since 1979 where she had served on all committees and held several offices including two terms as president.  Daynelle was a member of Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Arthur E. Blackmon and James Robert Headen; son, James A. “Jimmy” Blackmon; her parents; and brother, Robert Creekmore..
She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor B. Felton of Hope Mills and Elaine B. Hyman of Fayetteville; one son, Donnie Ray Blackmon of Shreveport, LA; three sisters, Florine Harper, Dorothy Anderson and Evelyn Bryant; three brothers, Grafton Creekmore, Stacy Creekmore and Everette Creekmore; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park.  A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Bob Boyd officiating.
Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 4456 Legion Road, Hope Mills, NC 28348.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

 CHARLES THOMAS HART, SR.
Charles Thomas Hart, Sr., age 71, of Gulf, NC, went to be with his Lord and his sweetheart, Brenda on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
He was born in Lee County, NC on June 15, 1945 to the late John Roman Hart and Lillian Belle Shirley Hart.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Morrison Hart; three brothers, four sisters; and a grandson, Mark William Aschenauer.
Fondly known as the “Shaving Man”, Mr. Hart drove a truck for the Lumber Mill and coached youth baseball.  He was well known for his love of his grandchildren, fishing, all things Carolina, and Yankee baseball.
He is survived by sons, Tommy Hart and wife Lisa, Jason Hart and wife Melissa; daughter Jane Hart, all of Gulf; grandchildren, Garrett and wife Laci, Justin, Tori, Colin, Jordan, Emma Grace, Charlee Hart and Ronnie Aschenauer; brother, Melvin Hart; sister, Mildred Branch; and a furry friend “Bootsie”.
The family received friends Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and the funeral service was held Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Leslie Puryear officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, PO Box 91, Gulf, NC 27256.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.  Condolences may be made at www.

 

March 16, 2017

WILBUR CONNIE OLDHAM
Wilbur Connie Oldham, 83, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, (02-28-2017) at Genesis Skilled Nursing Home in Siler City.
A family graveside service was held Friday, (03-03-2017) at the  Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Hicks presiding.
Survivors include children, David Oldham and Connie Oldham Frazier; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chatham County, NC.

GERTRUDE HEADEN HORTON
Gertrude Headen Horton, passed away on Monday, (03-06-2017) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
A Homegoing celebra-tion was held at 1 p.m. Friday, (03-10-2017) at Wesley Chapel Christian Fellowship Church with Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Horton was born April 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Luranna Trott.
Survivors include her children, Phyllis Manley of Leesburg, VA, Hope Welch and Byron Horton, both of Siler City; step-brother, Earl Trott;  six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Share condolences at www.faisonsfuneral
home.com.

DOROTHY JEAN HALL WOFFORD
Dorothy Jean Hall Wofford, 87, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (03-11-2017), at her residence.
The funeral was held at Grace Chapel Church, Tuesday, (03-14-2017) at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joel Murr, Rev. Bob Yandle, and Rev. Tony Moore presiding.  Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wofford was born in Lee County on May 28, 1929, to the late Alvis Hall and Eleanor Bell Todd Hall.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Wofford; grandson, Daniel Craig; brother, Lynton Hall; and sister, Myrtle Gaster.  Dorothy was retired from Coty, and was a member of Grace Chapel Church.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Debra Smith of the home, Beverly Vanhoose of OH, Brenda Craig and Carol Valdez, both of Sanford; sister, Christine Thomas of Sanford; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Memorials can be made to Grace Chapel Church, 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford, NC 27332.
Make online condelences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

MILDRED C. HEADEN ROBERTSON
Mrs. Mildred Christine Headen Robertson, 78, of Moncure, passed on Saturday, (03-04-2017)at Kindred Hospital  in Greensboro.
Services were held Friday (03-10-2017) at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro, from 1 to 2:30.
Survivors include her children,  DeVeta, Christopher and Brian Robertson; seven grandchildren and ten  great-grandchildren.

ERNEST “Junior” P. EAST
Ernest P. East, 85, of Siler City died Saturday, (03-11-2017) at Siler City Center.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (03-16-2017)at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.
Mr. East was born March 24, 1931 in Shreveport, LA, the son of Ernest Bradley East. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Margaret Klass East.
He is survived by a son, David East.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

ALLEN HENDERSON BAKER
Mr. Allen Henderson Baker, 87, of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (03-09-2017) at Pinelake, in Carthage.
Arrangements by Knotts and Sons, Sanford.

SENITA VERBAL
Mrs. Senita Verbal, 54, of Sanford, passed on Friday, (03-10-2017) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center in Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts and Sons, Sanford.

BETTY JOAN “JO” BISSELL
Mrs. Betty Joan “Jo” Bissell, 86, of Sanford,  died Friday, (03-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Make condolences at:
www.bridgescameronfun
eralhome.com.

MILDRED L. HOWARD
Mildred L. Howard, 82, of New Hanover County,  died Friday, 03-10-2017. She was formerly of Sanford.
Services are incomplete and will be announced later in the week.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ROSE M. GARY
Mrs. Rose M. Gary, 49, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (03-11-2017) at First Health Hospice and Palliative Care in Pinehurst.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her daughter at 313 Brafford Street in Aberdeen.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ANTHONY KING
Anthony King, 55, of Sanford passed away on Sunday, (03-12-2017) at Magnolia House in Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

FREDRICK McLUCAS
Fredrick McLucas, 61, of Durham, formerly of Sanford passed away on Saturday, (03-11-2017).
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JOHNATHAN  EDWARD “BUCK” JOHNSON
Johnthan Edward “Buck” Johnson, 82, of Siler City died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on August 6, 1934, the son of David Archie and Allie Burke Johnson.   Buck was a member of Brookdale Baptist Church where he helped cook for all church activities with a meal.  He had worked at Boling Chair in the assembly department and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marie (Jones) Johnson; one son, Dennis Johnson and wife, Denise of Asheboro; step-daughters, Chrissy Riddle of Siler City, Kathy M. Jones and husband, Bob of Summerville, SC; six sisters, Magaline J. Allred of Asheboro, Shirley J. Thompson of Yorba Linda, California, Ruth J. Smith of Siler City, Linda J. Welch of Siler City, Judy J. Luther of Asheboro, Toni J. Coore of Mt. Vernon Springs; three brothers, Archie Junior Johnson of Franklinville, Johnny Johnson of Siler City, and Keith Johnson of Snow Camp; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.
The family received friends Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church, 1133 West Third Street, Siler City.  The funeral followed Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Roberts and Keith Johnson officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

 CARL ROE GAINES, JR.
Carl Roe Gaines, Jr., 75,
of Goldston died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Gaines was born in Chatham County on September 14, 1941, the son of Carl R. Gaines, Sr. and Laura (Stinson) Gaines.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a barber, operating a shop in Sanford for several years.  Carl enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Medlin Gaines; his parents; brothers, Victor, David and George Gaines; sisters, Cora Tillman, Josephine Brewer, Gola Hunter and Kate Wilkie.
He is survived by one daughter, Carla Gaines Wilkie and husband Eddie of Siler City; one son, Carl R. Gaines, III (Trae) of the home; four sisters, Myrtle G. Wilkie of Goldston, Ruth G. Carty of Sanford, Iola G. Phillips and husband Bruce of Lexington, Joyce G. Wicker and husband Jack of Sanford; three brothers, Hubert Gaines and wife Peggy of Carthage, Homer Gaines and wife Toni of Atlanta, GA, Eddie Gaines and wife Elaine of Siler City; grandchildren, Justin Childress, Tyler David Gaines, Dustin and Shannon Wilkie; and great-grandson, Easton Childress.
The family received friends Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252.
Online condolences may be made at pugh funeralhome.com.

SAMUEL “SAMMY” WESLEY GRIFFIN
Samuel “Sammy” Wesley Griffin, age 83, of Pittsboro, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Sammy was born in Chatham County on June 18, 1933 to the late Samuel B. Griffin and Ada Justice Griffin. He was also preceded in death by his sister Nancy Parker, brothers Burnice Griffin, Ed Griffin, infant brother Wilson Wallace Griffin, and grandson Matt Coore.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Doris Scott Griffin; sons, Ted Griffin and wife Patsy of High Point, Randy Griffin and wife Karen of Pittsboro;  grandchildren, Nadine Griffin, Sarah Spencer, Olivia Griffin, Samuel Griffin, Heather Weir, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received visitors in the fellowship hall following the committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Pittsboro Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Building Fund, P.O. Box 696, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

AUSTIN LEE EVANS
Austin Lee Evans, 92, of Siler City passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Woodland Hill Care & Rehabilitation, Asheboro.
Mr. Evans was born in
Gaston County on December 30, 1924 the son of Gordon E. and Nellie (Allen) Evans.  Austin was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Siler City Pentecostal Church where he had served as a Sunday School director and teacher.  He was retired from Collins & Aikman in Siler City after 21 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene D. Evans.
He is survived by one son,  Robert “Bob” Evans and wife Nancy;  one daughter, Judy Davis and husband, Steve, all of Siler City; grandchildren, Tonya Cone and husband Brian of Statesville, Chad Evans and wife Lori of Albemarle and Trent Davis of Little River, SC; great-grandchildren, Hannah Cone, Nathan Cone, Maddie Evans, and Carter Evans.
The family received friends Friday, March 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral followed Friday at 12:00 noon in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Richardson and Derrick Smith officiating.  Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

March 9, 2017

JAMES ROBERT PHILLIPS   
James Robert Phillips, 87, formerly of Bear Creek died Sunday, (02-26-2017) at Magnolia House, Sanford.
A graveside service was held Thursday, (03-02-2017) at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.
Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on October 2, 1929, the son of James Rubin and Annie (Hough) Phillips.  He was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church and a retired truck driver for the US Postal Service. He was preceded in death by a son, James Gregory Phillips; his parents; brothers, Vernie and Raymond Phillips.
He is survived by three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at:   www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

PAUL ALEXANDER SHUPING
Paul Alexander Shuping, 63, of Raleigh, passed away on Wednesday,
(02-15-2017).
There will be a memorial service at the American Legion, Post 7, 406 E. Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 on March 11, at 11 a.m.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Sybil Shuping and brother, Dr. John Ross Shuping. Paul was a Navy veteran and active in Vets to Vets United.
A brother, Donald B. Shuping survives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Vets to Vets United, Inc., 732 Ninth St # 595, Durham, North Carolina 27705.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.
DOROTHY JEAN HOLT STEVENS
Dorothy Jean Holt Stevens, 81, of Sanford passed away on Wednesday, (03/01/2017) at Westfield Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services were conducted Monday (03-06-2017) at 2 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike McVey officiating.  Burial followed in the Broadway Town Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevens was born in Lee County to the late Rufus Henry Holt and Josephine Angeline Griffin Holt.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ed Stevens, sisters, Wilma Hunter, Gaynelle Holt; brothers, JR Holt and Winfred Holt.
Surviving is a brother, Frank Holt of Asheboro; and sister, Camilla White of Broadway.
Online condolences may be made at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

  JANET COLLEEN DRAPER GODFREY
Janet Colleen Draper Godfrey, 74, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, (03-02-2017) at Universal Healthcare in Lillington.
The graveside service was held Sunday, (03-05-2017) at Center United Methodist Church cemetery at 2 p.m. with Pastor Vernon Riggins officiating.
She was born in LaGrange County, Indiana on December 12, 1942 to the late Oliver and Julia Wilson Draper.  She was also preceded in death by brothers Larry, Jerry and Edward Draper.  Janet served her country in the United States Navy, and was a homemaker.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Glenn W. Godfrey, Jr.; son Steven Godfrey of Sanford; daughter,  Deborah Ann Godfrey of Nicholasville, KY; brother, Jack D. Draper of Weidman, MI; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 220 New Fidelity Court, Garner, NC 27529.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

D. HAROLD  HARRINGTON        
D. Harold Harrington, 89, of Broadway died Wednesday (03-01-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (03-04-2017) at Broadway presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard Rhodda and Dr. Harold Stone officiating. Burial followed in the Shallow Well Church Cemetery.
Harold was born in Lee County, son of the late D.O. and Annie Underwood Harrington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by bothers Paul, Fred, Mac, Mary Harrington and sisters Inez McLeod, Beulah Buchanan, Nell Shaw, Ethel Baggett, Till Lawson and Allie Wade.
He was a Veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #382 and served as a Post Commander of the VFW Post #5631. He retired as Vice President of First Citizens Bank. He was a member and Elder of Broadway Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Broadway Presbyterian Church, PO Box 365, Broadway, NC 27505.
Online condolences can be made at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

JASON KENNETH STRAUCH
Jason Kenneth Strauch, 40, of Sanford,  died Sunday, (03-05-2017).
The family received friends Wednesday, (03-08-2017) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Shallow Well United Church of Christ.  A memorial service followed at 4 p.m.. at Shallow Well United Church of Christ with Rev. Donald Thompson and Rev. Marty Johnston officiating.
Mr. Strauch was born in Lee County,  on March 1, 1977, to Kenneth Randolph Strauch and Linda Kay Batchelor Strauch. He was a service consultant at Toyota. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Randolph Strauch.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Kay Batchelor Strauch.
Memorials may be made to the Shallow Well Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
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CARL JAMISON II
Mr. Carl Jamison II, 16, of Vass, passed away on Friday, (03-03-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home Sanford.

INFANT ANIYLA MONAE RHODES
Infant Aniyla Monae Rhodes, 5 months old of Sanford, passed away on Wednesday, (03-01-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home,  Sanford.

MARIAN L. JACKSON
Ms. Marian L. Jackson, 92, of Chapel Hill, passed away on Saturday, (03-04-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home  Chapel Hill.

CHRISTINE  ROBERTSON
Mrs. Christine Robertson, 78, of  Moncure, passed away on Saturday, (03-04-2017) at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home Pittsboro, NCww.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral

SABRINA MARIE BRANDON CHEVALIER
Sabrina Marie Brandon Chevalier, 48, of Siler City passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Signature Health in Chapel Hill.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sabrina was born October 4, 1968 in Rock Hill, SC to Clawson and Martha Ann Kidd Brandon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandmother, Ernestine Dowd and aunt, Deborah Dowd Jenkins.
She is survived her daughter, Krista Michelle Clark and husband David of Chapel Hill; her aunt, Tina Cheek and husband Charles of Siler City; uncle, James Norman Dowd, Jr. and wife, Kaye of Greenville, NC; nieces and nephews, Emily, Kayla, Alyssa, Andrea, Charles Eric Cheek of Siler City, Nathan Dowd of Greensboro; close friends and caretakers, LaShonda Lane and Linda Siler of Siler City.

CAROLINE PATRICIA HUNTER
Caroline Patricia Hunter,
24, of Bonlee-Bennett
Road, Siler City died
Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Ms. Hunter was born in
Charleston, South Carolina on September 8, 1992, the daughter of George T. Hunter and Candace (Dew) Beal. She was a 2010 graduate of North Moore High School and attended GTCC.Caroline was a beautiful person with an infectious smile that won her countless friends. She enjoyed shopping and
was often found working with her mother.
She is survived by her mother, Candace (Dew)
Beal and husband Kim of Bonlee; her father,
George T. Hunter, wife and step-sister of Jackson,
Mississippi; one brother, Jonathan Hunter (Erin)
of Southern Pines; step-sister, Brittany Beal Cheek (Cody) of Bennett, step-brother, Brandon Beal of Bennett; grandfather, Thomas Dew, Sr. (Sandra) of Greensboro; grandmother, Brenda Eisenmenger
(Daniel) of Charleston, W.VA; aunt, Ronda Privette (deceased husband, Scott) of Pleasant Garden; aunt, Gina Myers (John) of Kenna, W.VA.; uncle,
Tad Dew of Greensboro; cousins, Grant Privette,
Miranda Mattie, Sienna Dew and Bryce Myers.
The family received friends Sunday, March 5,
2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral
Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Monday, March 6, 2017 at
2 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church with Rev. Brandon Dobson and Rev. Brady Huneycutt officiating.
Burial followed in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

BLANCHE WHITFIELD NORWOOD
Blanche Whitfield Norwood,  93, died peacefully in her  home of 70 years.
She was born June 24, 1923 to John F. and Swannie Hobby Whitfield of White Cross Community. A homemaker and avid gardener, she loved
the outdoors, and her flowers. She worked beside her late husband J. Lamont Norwood
on their dairy farm in Pittsboro.  Blanche and Lamont were true representatives of the Greatest Generation and lived a life of faith, love of family, and love for their country. Pearl Harbor reunions and other WWII reunion activities were an integral part of their lives.
Blanche graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1941. She was an active member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women as long as her health allowed. Blanche was a member of the Chatham County Extension Homemakers club for many years and enjoyed attending their meetings.
Blanche is survived by her son, Richard W. Whitfield (Terry); granddaughter, Kathryn W. Massey (Brandon); and a great grandson Myles A. Massey. She is also survived by her siblings Mary W. Andrews, Wade W. Whitfield (Minerva), and Dee Whitfield (Susan), and her many nieces and nephews. She was also pre-deceased by brothers Raymond, Melvin, and Albert Whitfield, and sister,  Lucy W. Pollard.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A time of gathering was held in the church fellowship hall following the service of burial.
As Mt. Pleasant UMC played such a vital role in her life, contributions may be made to the Church and directed to the Kitchen Renovation Fund, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Jessica Stewart and staff, UNC Hospice, and especially Denise Gammon, Blanche’s caregiver, for the care and love she has shown Blanche and the family.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Pittsboro.

LOTTIE PHILLIPS ELLINGTON  
Lottie Phillips Ellington, age 94, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 2, 2017
She was a native of  Chatham County where
she was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.  In the latter part of her life she attended First Wesleyan Church of Siler City.  Mrs. Ellington worked at Williams and Brower for 5 years before being employed at Hadley Peoples where she worked for 48 years until she retired.
She is survived by her son, Guy Ellington, Jr. and wife, Phyllis; grandson, Jeff Ellington and wife, Jeannie; granddaughter, Penny Glasco; great-grandchildren, Ashley Glasco, Joshua Glasco and girlfriend, Hayleigh; special nieces Louise and Geneva; grand-niece, Shirley and many other nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was held Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Southern and Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MR. JAMES H. HART  
Jim Hart, 91, died peacefully Tuesday, February 28,
2017 at Twin Rivers Independent Living in Pittsboro.
Mr. Hart is survived by his son Jimmie and wife Libby of Pittsboro and daughter Janese and husband Ellman of Chapel Hill. He is also survived by six grandchildren who always knew him as Paw Paw;  Alex and his wife Kimmie of Apex, K.C of Greenville, Elizabeth (Buff) of Pittsboro, Rachael and husband Collin of New Haven, Conn., Emily and husband Andrew of Chapel Hill and Caroline of Nashville, TN.  They would immediately put a smile on his face and he would on theirs as well. He is also survived by his cousin and special friend Charlotte Treadaway of Wadesboro.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances, his parents Lee and Daisy, sister Daisy Lee, and brothers, Fred and Tom.
Growing up in Wadesboro, Jim always had a love of nature and the outdoors. He became the first Eagle Scout in the history of Anson County.  After graduating from Wadesboro High School, Jim enrolled at Wingate Junior College before serving in the Army Air Corp from 1943 until the end of WW II.  He then became the first in his family to graduate from Wake Forest College in 1947.
Jim worked in California and Tennessee before moving to Burlington with his wife and children, where he managed hosiery mills for over 40 years.  He served as plant manager for Tower Mills the majority of that time.  Upon retirement he discovered a new passion for delivering cars for Dick Shirley Chevrolet.  He always enjoyed working in his yard and doing kind deeds for others.  He instilled these values in his children. He had a love for reading and a constant thirst for learning something new about the world.
Mr. Hart was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Burlington for over 50 years, serving as a Sunday School Teacher and helping with both Mens Brotherhood breakfasts and Wednesday night dinners.  After moving to Pittsboro, he found a new home in the Pittsboro Baptist Church and looked forward to service each Sunday.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19 from 1-1:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Pittsboro Baptist Church. A private interment will follow at a later date.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312; First Baptist Church, 400 S Broad St, Burlington, NC 27215;
Pittsboro First Baptist, 121 W Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or May Memorial Library, 342 S Spring Street, Burlington, NC 27312
Services provided by Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

BRUCE EUGENE PORCH
Bruce Eugene Porch, 80, of Siler City died Monday, February 27, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mr. Porch was born in Caldwell County on
November 2, 1936, the son of Geter R. and Lucille (Winkler) Porch. Bruce was a lifelong member of Loves Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He was currently
attending First Baptist Church of Siler City. He
was employed by Western Auto Distributions as a
truck driver with twenty-five years of service and
was recognized with several safe driving awards.
Bruce was a workaholic who loved to spend time
in his shop, working in his yard and working in his vegetable garden. He enjoyed traveling, trips to Badin Lake, watching his granddaughters cheerleading and his great-grandchildren play t-ball.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Jenny Q. Porch; two daughters, Donna P. Tucker and husband Mike of Raleigh, Missy P. Kennedy of Siler City; grandchildren, Tracy T. Bullock (Chris) of Fairfax, VA, Meredith T. Mallory (David) of Raleigh, Christopher Tucker (Katie) of Greensboro, Leslie K.
Wilkie (Drew) of Siler City, Jennifer K. Eu (Ryan) of Herndon, VA; great-grandchildren, Caroline Mallory,
Claire Mallory, Tucker Bullock, Gray Bullock,
Brennen Wilkie, Braylen Wilkie, Jackson Tucker,
and Reagan Tucker; one sister, Alice P. Yow (Roland) of Cary; and one brother, Lewis Allen Porch.
The family received friends Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Burial was in Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery, Siler City.

March 2, 2017

BERNIE EDWARD MANESS, SR.
Mr. Bernie Edward Maness, Sr., 76, of Robbins, died Tuesday, (02-21-2017) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, (02-24-2017), at Pleasant Hill U.M.C. Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Voncannon presiding.
Bernie was born in Moore County in 1940, son of the late Pearlie M. Maness and Tonnie Annie Maness. He worked as a machinist for Burlington Industries for more than 40 years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his wife Delphia “Dale” Maness.
Survivors include sons, Bernie E. Maness, Jr. of Bear Creek, Todd Maness of Vass; sisters, Linda Sue Maness of Robbins, Betty Ann Davis  and Virginia Brady, both of Asheboro; brothers, Donald Maness, Ronnie Maness, Larry Maness, and Bernie Maness, all of Robbins, Fred Maness of Graham; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

SAMUEL RICHARD MOIZE, SR.
Samuel Richard Moize, Sr., 59, of Pittsboro, died Friday, (02-24-2017) at his home.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, (02-28-2017) at 12 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Faust presiding. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.
Sammy was born in Alamance County on June 24, 1957. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Bennett “RB” Moize.
Surviving relatives include his wife Lorrie Moize; his mother, Eura Jane Hatch of Hillsborough; son, Samuel Richard Moize, Jr. of Graham; daughter, Melissa C.L. Moize of Pittsboro; brothers, Frank Edwards of Hillsborough, Johnny Edwards of Efland, Michael Moize and Dean Moize, both of Hillsborough; one sister, Elizabeth Hernandez of Alamance County; and one granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, 29 Rock Spring Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Duke Cancer Institute, DUMC Box 3917, Durham, NC 27710.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.

MICHELLE  OLDHAM BOOTH
Michelle Oldham Booth, 48, of Julian passed away on Tuesday, (02-14-2017) at Moses Cone Hospital.
A graveside service was held Friday, (02-17-2017) at Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Booth was preceded in death by her brother, James Gregory Oldham.
Survivors include her husband, David Booth; son, Gregory Brent Booth; mother, Virginia Brady; and father, Keith Oldham.

DAVID HORACE  LITTLE
David Horace Little, 80, of Siler City passed away on Thursday, (02-23-2017).
Mr. Little was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (02-28-2017) at 2 p.m. at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial following in Peters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Roseboro.

CLIFTON MAX  DICKENS
Clifton Max Dickens of Sanford, died Friday, (02-24-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Monday, (02-27-2017), at 3 p.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton presiding.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dickens was born in Harnett County, on July 15, 1928, to the late John Benton Dickens and Leola Spivey Dickens.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Glenn and Ben and sisters, Elizabeth Wall and Ann Maddox.  Max served his country in the US Army during Korea Conflict.  He was an elder at Olivia Presbyterian Church and a partner in D&H Hardware.
Surviving is his wife Mary Holt Dickens of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Children’s Home, PO Box 1288, Lexington, NC  27293-1288.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MAE WOOD COX
Mae Wood Cox of Sanford,  passed away Friday, (02-24-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held at Calvary Missionary Methodist Church, Monday, (02-27-2017) at  11 a.m. with Rev. Curtis Norris presiding.  Burial followed at Olivia Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Cox was born in Wake County on May 21, 1927, to the late John Riley Wood and Margaret Champion Wood.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. G. “Red” Cox, Jr.; brothers, Presley, Perry, Carlie, Charlie, and Sherwood Wood; sisters, Sue Smith, Rebecca Puryear, and Nealy Broadwell.  Mae attended Calvary Missionary Methodist Church, where she was an adult Sunday school teacher for many years.
Surviving relatives include her son, Ronnie W. Cox of Sanford; daughters, Kathy C. Garner of Olivia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made to Carolina Animal Rescue, PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC 27331-2642.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

  FRANK E. JONES
Frank E. Jones, 68, of Goldston, passed away Thursday, (02-23-2017) at Brian Health and Rehab Center in Salisbury.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (02-28-2017) at 1 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

MARCUS MARTIN
Mr. Marcus Martin of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (02-18-2017) at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.
The funeral was held Sunday (02-26-2017) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Chapel in Sanford.
Mr. Martin was born March 16, 1979 in Sanford, to Betty Martin and Walter King. He graduated from Lee Senior High School. Cutting hair was his hobby and his career.   He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty L. Martin
Survivors inlucde his  children, Montavius Martin and Syriah Martin both of Sanford; father, Walter King of Pittsboro; sisters, Stephanie Y Martin, Sanford, Amanda McIver, Morehead City; and his step-father, Carl Blackwell of Sanford.

ESSIE MAE KERSEY
Essie Mae Kersey, 77 of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (02-25-2017) at her residence.
Knotts Funeral Home in Snford is assisting the family.

SHAYLENA J’NELLE WOOD  
Ms. Shaylena J’nelle Wood, 39, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, (02-24-2017) in Sanford.
Arranements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

GABRILLA HUNT  (DAVIS)
Gabrilla Hunt, 75, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, (02-24-2017) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements By Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PAULINE DIXON FLYNT
Margaret Pauline Dixon Flynt, 93, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Twin Rivers Independent Living Center.
Mrs. Flynt was born in Chatham County on March 22, 1923 to the late Wilburt Dixon and Ometa Morris Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jim Flynt, a son Jimmy Flynt in 1967 while serving in Vietnam, brothers David and Samuel Dixon and sister Sarah Dixon.
Surviving relatives include her son Neil Flynt and wife Pansy of Little River, SC; brother Alton Dixon of Siler City; sister Matilda Brannock of Galax, VA; two grandchildren Gareth Flynt of Sanford, Dana Smoak of Sanford, and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday, February 24, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the graveside service.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

COLONEL JOSEPH EDWARD GREENE UNITED STATES ARMY (Ret.)
Colonel Joseph Edward Greene, 89, passed away on February 10, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona.
He was born on October 28, 1927 to Robert McDonald (Mack) Greene and Pauline Elsie Curtis in Siler City. He was predeceased by an older brother Robert (Bobby) McDonald Greene, Jr.
His grade schooling was in his hometown and he graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas. He received a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina in 1949 and earned a master’s degree from George Washington University in 1970.
His career spanned 31 years in the United States Army, serving in occupied Japan and sustaining multiple combat wounds in Korea. After a year-long hospitalization he continued his military service with assignments stateside and overseas, including three tours of duty in Vietnam.
After retirement he served a church mission in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is survived in Sun City by his wife Eva Sue Greene and in Siler City by his two daughters,
Fabienne Greene Budd (Michael), Pamella Kay Greene and their mother, Ruth Clark Holliday.
A funeral was held on February 18, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sun City, followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona with military honors.

 DR. M. THOMAS WAGNER, JR.
Dr. M. Thomas Wagner Jr. of Pittsboro, NC
died February 22, 2017 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, NC at the age of 86.
He was the son of Murphy Thomas Wagner, Sr. and Mamie Jordan Carden. He was born October 20, 1930 in Durham, NC. He was a 1948 graduate of Durham High School and of UNC-Chapel Hill in 1953, where he earned his degree in Pharmacy. After graduation, he completed his pharmacy internship at Duke University Hospital.
In 1954, he received a commission to  to the U.S. Public Health Service as a pharmacy officer. He served at PHS Hospitals in Long Island, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Staten Island, NY. He was selected to pursue a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in Radiation Biology. After receiving his Master’s degree, he became an instructor of state public health officials in the basics of Radiation Biology at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD. His research in the early days of this field continued as he earned his PhD in Radiation Biology from Colorado State University. He then became a researcher and administrator at the PHS Laboratories in Rockville, MD and later with the National Institutes of Environmental and Health Sciences grants program at the Research Triangle Park.
After retiring in 1981, he stayed active in his community by serving as President of the Chapel Hill Flying Club, Chairman of the Board of the Chatham County Chapter of the Salvation Army, Board Member of NC Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Authority, Mediator and Arbitrator with the Chatham County Dispute Settlement Program, and a dedicated volunteer for over 20 years at the UNC Center for Public Television.
Thomas is survived by his sister Naoma Crabtree (Herman) of Thomasville, NC; a son, William Thomas Wagner (Anna Crawford) of Pittsboro, NC (children: Michael Whittaker of Pittsboro, NC, Claire Whittaker of Eugene, OR); daughters, Susan W. Schumm of Palm City, FL.(children: Julia Heggen (Christopher) of West Palm Beach, FL and Bryan Schumm (Heather) of Palm City, FL), and Allison W. Chambers (Brent) of Chapel Hill, NC (children: Susan Hamilton (Rob) of Raleigh, NC and Elizabeth Chambers of New York, NY); great-grandchildren, Avery, Elizabeth, and Thomas Heggen, and Makayla and Caroline Schumm and a niece, Anna Crabtree Michael (Duff) of Welcome, NC.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lina Ann Vickers Wagner and second wife Mary Williams Wagner.
Family will receive friends at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham, NC on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4-6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Damascus Congregational Christian Church, Chapel Hill, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will proceed in the church cemetery following the service to be followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Damascus Church Cemetery Fund and the Chatham County Salvation Army.
The Wagner family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.

RACHEL KIRBY PARRISH
Mrs. Rachel Kirby Parrish, 89, passed away Monday night, February 20, 2017 in Durham, NC.
A Chatham County native, Rachel was born March 12, 1927 to the late Clara Cash Kirby and Foy Parrish Kirby.
Rachel graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1944. She attended Danville Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a member of the US Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1948, as a member of Beta Sigma Phi Nursing Sorority, and a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America. Rachel was employed as a Registered Nurse at UNC Memorial Hospital, in Chapel Hill for 32 years.
In addition to her parents, Rachel was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Donald Elwyn Parrish, and her brother John Hebron Kirby.
She is survived by her sister Leah Kirby Cheek of Spartanburg, SC; two daughters, Polly Parrish Wise (Gary) of Chesapeake, VA, Lisa Parrish Bryant of Durham, NC; three grandchildren, Andrea Wise Davis (Toby), Erin Wise Clements (Richard), Alexander Heartt Bryant (Kelly), and three great-grandchildren, Fionna, Kyle, and Kelsey.
A service to honor her spirit and life will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 beginning with visitation at 12:30 p.m, funeral at 1:30 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro with Rev. Susan Rogers officiating.  Graveside service, with military rights, will follow at Lystra Baptist Church cemetery in Chapel Hill with Rev. Tim Williford officiating.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Memorials may be made to the Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

JAMIE LYNN HIPP HINSLEY
Jamie Lynn Hipp Hinsley, age 51, of Raleigh, formally of Moncure, died Monday, February 27, 2017 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Jamie and her husband Larry were avid North Carolina State Womens basketball fans, held season tickets, and attended many games together. Jamie received an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development from Central Carolina Community College. She was previously employed by Country Sunshine in Raleigh, NC.
Jamie was born in Lee County on December 17, 1965 to Larry Oscar Hipp and Mildred Louise Thomas Hipp of Moncure.
Survivors include her husband Larry of Raleigh; parents Larry and Mildred Hipp of Moncure; her brother Chris Hipp of Moncure; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family received friends Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
The funeral service will be Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Rabon and Pastor Ed Rogers presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Governor Morehead School, 301 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

February 23, 2017

GALE L. NESS
Ms. Gale L. Ness, 58, of Robbins,  died Saturday, (02-11-2017) at her home.
A graveside service was   held at 12 noon on Friday, (02-17-2017) at Pine Rest Cemetery with Rev. Bucky Davis presiding.
Gale was born in Baltimore County, MD in 1958, daughter of the late Leo Robert Ness, Sr. and Ruby Frances James.
She is survived by her son, Michael Brandon “Mikie” Dillow of Sanford: grandmother, Mamie L. James of Ramseur; brother, Leo Ness, Jr. of Robbins; sisters, Sharon Dill of Pennsylvania, Connie Ness Long and Patty Roberts, both of Robbins.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

CHRISTINE  BOWDEN BROOKS
Mrs. Christine Bowden Brooks, 59, of Bennett, died Sunday, (02-12-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A memorial service was held Saturday (02-18-2017) at 12 noon at Glover United Church of Christ.
Christine was born March 13, 1957 to the late James Blaine Bowden and Alice Eloise (Strang) Bowden in Meadville, PA. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brooks and a brother, James R. Bowden. She was a graduate of Meadville High School and attended Behrend Campus of Penn State University in Erie, PA. After that, she served in the U.S. Army for four years, stationed in Germany.
Survivors include sons, Dexter Brooks of Washington, DC, Preston Brooks of Siler City; sisters, Mrs. Eloise B. Powell of Masury, OH, Marjorie Bowden of Meadville, PA; and half-brother, Mr. Lee Bowden of Defiance, OH.

WILLIAM  DONNIE GILMORE
William Donnie Gilmore, 70, of Asheboro, passed away Sunday, (02-19-2017) at Randolph Hospice House.
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home at 3 p.m., Wednesday, (02-22-2017).   Burial took place at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
He was born in Lee County on January. 24, 1947 to the late John Marvin Gilmore and Clouis Cole Gilmore.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Johnnie Carol, Shirley Thompson; brothers, Vernon, Billy, Roy Wayne, John Jr., and Frankie Gilmore.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Rose Drayton Gilmore; sons, Mark Gilmore of Goldston, Michael Gilmore of Troy; daughters, Donna Faye Beal of Goldston, Lisa Gilmore of Asheboro; siblings, Marvelene Corcoran, Brenda Denkins of Sanford, Barbara Graham and  Roger Gilmore, both of Olivia, Faye Hollady of Ramseur, Debbie O’Quinn of Broadway; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

NANCY VILLADA
Mrs. Nancy Villada, 99, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, (02-13-2017) at St. Joseph of the Pines, in Southern Pines.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MRS. HURDALENE MARIE ELLIS
Mrs. Hurdalene Marie Ellis, 86, died at her home, Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Pittsboro, NC.
She was born in Kentucky May 30, 1930 to the late Clara Louise Seagroves and Ralph Chester.  A lifelong Tarheel fan, Hurdalene retired from Chatham Mills where she had different jobs working with textiles. She was an active member of numerous groups, which included working on the Pequannock (NJ) Township First Aid Squad and delivering flowers for Flynt’s Florist in Pittsboro. She was an avid reader who had a contagious zest for life and was described by many, as a woman who could bring warm smiles to those she met. Hurdalene was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She had a firm belief in God and His teachings. Hurdalene was a devoted wife, caring for Ed and loving him for 54 years. She loved the beach and looked for seashells while Ed fished. Cooking was a joy she loved to share. She was a loving mother to her son, Eddie, mother-in-law to Gail and to her favorites, Tom and Jennifer. She had much love to give to family and friends everywhere. Her expression of “Hi Hon” will be greatly missed.Hurdalene was a collector of things, which were reminders of the past, dedicated to present enjoyment and are to be cherished for the future.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ed Ellis; her brothers, Gene Chester, Wayne Chester; and her sisters, Frances Whitaker and Annie Donnah McKay.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Gail Ellis of Carrboro; and her two grandchildren, Thomas Edward Ellis of Raleigh, and Jennifer Ann Ellis, of Carrboro.
A service to honor her spirit and life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Troy Lesher-Thomas officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Hurdalene’s honor to:  Pittsboro Presbyterian Memorial Fund, PO Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home.

HELEN DARK BROOKS ROBERTS
Helen Dark Brooks Roberts, 96, of Charlotte, formerly of Bonlee, died Monday, February 13, 2017.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Chatham County on January 11, 1921, the daughter of Archie Rufus and Emma Dark Brooks.   She was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church and retired from Moore’s Department Store after 23 years of service.  Helen had been a volunteer with the Chatham Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Brush Creek Home Makers Club.  She enjoyed reading, sewing and cooking.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Howard Foy Roberts; brothers, Stroud and Ralph Brooks; sisters, Kathleen Hackney and Dale Andrews.
She is survived by one son, Howard Michael Roberts of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Polly Brooks and several nieces and nephews.
The family  received friends Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 11 to 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Williams and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Novant Hospice and Supportive Care, 324 North McDowell Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC  28204.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com..

SANDY M. HICKS, JR. 
Mr. Sandy M. Hicks, Jr. (“Pap” or “SM”), 84, went home to be with his Lord Monday, February 13, 2017 at The Shannon Gray.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at George Brothers Funeral Service with Pastors Mike Garner and Jim Cates officiating. The burial followed in Carolina Biblical Gardens.
Sandy was born September 30, 1932 in Stokes County to the late Sandy Moir Hicks, Sr. and Annie Bullins Hicks. He served his country proudly during the Korean conflict with the Military Police in the US Army. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Goldston, a former member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and an avid golfer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shelby Hicks; 2 sons, Ronnie and Ricky Hicks and 9 siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Betty Elkins Hicks of the home; daughter, Kimberlee Wood (Steve) of Archdale; son, Kelly Hicks of Greensboro; granddaughter, Olivia Simpson of Archdale; brother, Bailey Hicks (Betty) of Reidsville; sisters, Alice Morris (Ralph) of Greensville, SC, Faye May of Greensboro; step-children, Patricia Schaer (Ralph), Shelia Bailey and George Randy Thacker (Kim); 3 step- grandchildren, Cameron Schaer, Lindsay Talton, and Justin Thacker.
The family received friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., February, February 17, 2017  at the funeral home and other times, at his residence and the residence of his daughter, Kimberlee.

TIMOTHY FRANCIS MISKELL
Timothy Francis Miskell, age 73, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Timothy was born in Erie County, New York on September 21, 1943 to the late Thomas Francis Miskell, Jr. and Eleanor Sorgi Miskell. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Miskell.
Surviving relatives include his loving wife Sue, of the home; daughter,  Amy Jewel of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Andy Miskell and wife Amy of Indiana; brother, John Miskell and wife Marian of Arizona; three sisters, Rita Schindler of Alabama, Gaye Cuddihy and husband Tom of Buffalo, New York, Helen Ernst and husband Frank of Buffalo, New York; and one grandson, Zach Miskell.
The family received friends Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pittsboro Christian Village. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Mike Thomas presiding. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Camp Li-Lo-Li, 8811 Sunfish Run Road, Randolph, NY 14772.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

PEGGY ANN PASCHAL OLDHAM
Peggy Ann Paschal Oldham, 80, of Siler City died Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Mrs. Oldham was born in Chatham County on February 23, 1936 the daughter of Harvey Lee and Mahala (Lane) Paschal.  She was self-employed as a Tax Preparer and attended Siler City Chapel.  She enjoyed cooking and times spent with her family.  Peggy has been a faithful caregiver for her husband.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Gilbert Oldham, Sr.; one son, James G. Oldham, Jr. and wife Pam of Siler City; two sisters, Margie Paschal Woolard and husband Clingman of Sanford, Ruth Paschal Rollins and husband Kenneth of Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Tabatha Norton and husband, T. J. of Bear Creek, Christopher Kirk and wife, Brittany of Broadway; great-grandchildren, Harley, Robert and Wyatt Norton, Avery Kirk; nephews, Lane and Jon Woolard, Joel Rollins; caregivers, Terri White Ettson and Pam White.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Pastor Jack Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Chatham County Council On Aging, P O Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

February 16, 2017

WILLIAM  ALVIN WILSON
Mr. William Alvin Wilson, 79, of Cameron, died Monday, (02-06-2017)at Westfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Sanford.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, (02-09-2017) in the Chapel at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Burial followed at Jonesboro Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Waddell Wilson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,  8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, N. C.  27615.

MARTHA GARNER BEAVERS
Martha Garner Beavers, 82, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, (02-08-2017) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
A graveside service was held Saturday, (02-11-2017) at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Ed Brown and Bev. Bob Wachs officiating.
Mrs. Beavers was born in Chatham County on February 22, 1934, the daughter of Guy S. and Erma Mae (Briggs) Garner.  Martha was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church and had worked at Chatham Hospital as a nursing assistant and at The Old Place as a cook.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Beavers; son, James Richard Beavers and her parents.
She is survived by daughters, Diane Brady of Siler City, Jackie Britt of Seagrove; son, Grady Eugene Beavers of Bear Creek; sister, Beatrice Cheek of Lake Okeechobee, FL; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren;   step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great granddaughter.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

 JOE B. ZIMMERMAN
Raleigh – Rev. Joe B. Zimmerman passed away Wednesday, (02-08-2017)
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday (02-10-2017) at Aversboro Road Baptist Church, Garner.  Burial  followed at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell.
He was born in Charlotte on June 6, 1927 to Horace and Bertha Bradshaw Zimmerman, After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Joe enrolled in Carson-Newman College and began serving his first church. He later attended Wake Forest Theological Seminary, graduated with his divinity degree and went on to serve as the pastor of churches throughout the Triangle area until his retirement. He continued to serve as interim pastor for churches in need until 2007.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ann Frazier Zimmerman, his parents, brother and sisters.
He is survived by his four children: Allan “Mr. Moon”  Zimmerman, JoAnn Garner, Lisa Zimmerman, Jan Calloway; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildrens.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.bryan-leefuneral home.com.

VERNON N. THRIFT
Vernon N. Thrift, 91, of Moncure passed away on Tuesday (02-07-2017) at
the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday (02-11-2017) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Hart, officiating.
Military Honors were conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Mr. Thrift was born in Chatham County on January 25,1926, son of the late George W. and Julia Creed Thrift. He was
a US Army Veteran, serving in WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen Straughn Thrift, son, William Donald “Donnie” Thrift; brothers, George Thrift, Jr.,Fletcher Thrift, Alja Thrift, Wayne Thrift, Gary Thrift, and Jeter Thrift.
He is survived by a sister, Alice Thrift Kidd of Pittsboro.

JOHN RUFUS HOLT
John Rufus Holt, 90, of Broadway, died Wednesday (02-08-2017)) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Broadway United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael McVey officiating.  Burial followed in the Broadway Town Cemetery.
J.R. was born in Harnett County, son of the late Rufus Henry and Josephine Angeline Griffin Holt.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Wilma Hunter, his wife Eleanor Rosser Holt, daughter, Martha Jo Holt Wyndham and son, John David Holt.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, and a member of the American Legion. A member of the Broadway United Methodist Church, he worked for 66 years with LP Cox Company/American South as a Vice President and office manager.  He served for many years as a Broadway Town Commissioner.
Surviving is his daughter, Mary Ann Holt of Broadway;  son, John Rosser Holt of Monroe, GA; sisters, Jean Stevens of Sanford,  Camilla White of Broadway; brother, Joseph Franklin Holt of Asheboro; and one grandson.
Online condolences can be made at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.

BEULAH “BOOTS” DILLON
Beulah (Boots) Dillon, 98, of Sanford, passed away Friday, (02-03-2017) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center in Sanford.
Graveside services were held at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, (02-12-2017) at Cameron Grove Cemetery.  A memorial service followed at 2 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church, with Pastor Russell Blackmon presiding.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Dillon and sisters, Evelyn Martin and Helen Thigpen.
Boots was born January 6, 1919, in Ansted, WV, to Walter and Maggie Eades.    She volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels, and was very active in her church.
Surviving relatives include her son, Richard Dillon of Woodbridge, VA; daughters, Margaret A. Dillon of Sanford,  Deborah Sue Dillon of Simi Valley, CA; two granddaughters, and four great-grandsons.
Contributions may be made to Joni and Friends, PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA, 91376-3333, (joniandfriends.org); or Gideons International, 112 Chariot Drive, Sanford, NC  27330, (www2.gideons.org).
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

RICHARD STEPHEN JOSEPH BAUM
Richard Stephen Joseph Baum, 80, of Siler City died Thursday, (02-09-2017) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
A graveside service was held Sunday, (02-12-2017) at 2 p.m. at Carbonton United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Baum was born in Queens, NY on February 15, 1936, the son of William Anthony and Lucille (Robinson) Baum.  Richard was of the Catholic Faith and was a sales representative for W.A. Baum Company, a family owned business.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.
Richard is survived by his wife, Norma Jean (Mashburn) Baum; daughter, Geraldine Elizabeth Baum and one granddaughter, both of California.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

STACY ELIZABETH ERNEST
Durham:  Stacy Elizabeth Ernest, 49, died Sunday, (02-05-2017).
Stacy was born in Contra Costa, CA, the daughter of Cherie Ernest and the late Kenneth Edward Ernest.  She was a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her son, Spencer Edward Wieland and brother, Andrew Edward Ernest.
Make online condo-lences at www.clements funeralservice.com.

DONNA JANET SCOTT HOLT
Donna Janet Scott Holt, 82, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (02-11-2017), at her home.
A graveside service was held at  3 p.m. Tuesday, (02-14-2017) at Cameron Grove Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Parsons and Rev. Scott Yow presiding.
Mrs. Holt was born in Bartholomew County in Indiana to the late Ford M. Scott and Genevee Taylor Scott.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lewis Holt.  Donna worked for Bankingport Insurance until her retirement.  She was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church where she played the organ for over 36 years.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Lisa Holt Faulk of Sanford; sisters, Katie Rice and Gerry Ellis, both of Sanford; three grandchildren and  one great granddaughter.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BETTY J. AUSTIN
Mrs. Betty J. Austin, 79 of Pittsboro, passed away on Sunday, (02-05-2017).
Funeral service was held Thursday, (02-09-2017) at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Christian Church, Pittsboro.

JOHN DOUGLAS FUQUAY
Mr. John Douglas Fuquay, 69, died at his home in Pittsboro, Wednesday, (02-08-2017).
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, (02-18-2017) at Donaldson Funeral Home.
A native of Durham, he was preceded in death by his parents, Madge Davis Fuquay, James Franklin Fuquay,  grandparents, Will and Bertie Davis, Cecil Fuquay and Effie Outen,  sister, Jamie Fuquay Baird, and brother, James Franklin Fuquay, Jr.  John was educated in the Durham schools and is a graduate of American State University. He was a veteran of the US Army.  After the military, he became a licensed optician; but he spent most of his career in international sales.
He is survived by his daughter, Mechelle Lamour Fuquay of Raleigh; brothers, Jerry Wayne Fuquay, Sr. of Durham, Kenneth Fuquay of Moorpark, CA; and his step-sister, Ginger Walden.
Make condolences at
www.donaldsonfunerals.
com.

HANNAH HART JONES
Hannah Hart Jones, 78, of Fearrington Village, and Medina,OH, passed away Sunday, (02-12-2017).
A memorial service will be held in Ohio in the coming months.
Hannah was born in Columbus, OH.  She graduated from Laurel School for Girls, Bradford Junior College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Hannah was a home-maker, real estate agent, and community leader.She was especially committed to her work with Planned Parenthood. She was preceded in death by her sister Sarah Hart Moore and her parents, John and Gertrude Hart.
She is survived by PM Jones, her husband of 54 years;  their children, Katy McReynolds, Merritt Jones, Kristina Edgerton; brothers, Benson Hart, John Hart; and five grandchildren.
The family request memorial contributions be made to either Planned Parenthood or Hospice.
Condolences may be made at  www.donald sonfunerals.com.

  WALTER THOMAS “TOMMY” TUCKER II
Walter Thomas “Tommy” Tucker II, 51, of Bennett, N.C., died Sunday, February 5, 2017.
The family received friends for visitation on Friday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church in Bennett, N.C. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro, N.C, with Rev. Scott Almon and Rev. Tom Currie presiding.
Tommy was born in Randolph County on November 3, 1965 to parents Walter Thomas Tucker I and Judith DeVonne Cagle. He was a hardworking man, who never met a stranger. When he wasn’t live hauling for Pilgrim’s Pride, he enjoyed his time hunting, fishing, and cooking. Above all, he loved to be with his family. He was a member of Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, and attended Fall Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Melissa Auman Tucker of the home; son, Tyler Tucker of the home; daughter, Casey Renee Collins and husband Gregory of Bennett; mother, Judy Hill of Bennett; sisters, Tanya Meggs and husband Ricky of Carthage, and Kimberly Hill of White Lake, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and hunting buddies.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, 1540 S. Carbonton Road, Sanford, N.C. 27330, and Fall Creek Baptist Church, 1732 Fall Creek Church Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce – Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Tucker family.

  EDWARD RANKIN CLAPP
Edward Rankin Clapp,
Charlotte, NC, died on February 8, 2017, two days before his 77th birthday.
Born in Chatham County, NC, he was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, attended NC State and graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1963.   He later received his MBA from Queens University.  A strong believer in lifetime learning, he audited classes in almost every subject at CPCC after his retirement and was a former member of Senior Scholars and The Bobby Hope Lyle Book Club.  He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Fellowship Class.
After serving two years in the Army, he began his career with First Union and NCNB, and later worked as a financial analyst for The Ervin Company.  He spent fifteen years with Duff-Norton Company as Director of Finance, and then five years before retirement with Alexander Youth Network as VP of Finance.
In his earlier years, he participated in 10K runs and enjoyed playing tennis.  After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he continued to exercise daily at the Harris Y and cherished his friendships there, but he was always happiest spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
Mr. Clapp is predeceased by his father, C.V. Clapp of Burlington NC, and his mother, Mary C. Howell, who was a resident of Aldersgate in Charlotte.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years and best friend, Jane.  Also surviving are his beloved daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Horne (Tom) of Charlotte, and two grandsons, William Edward and Grant Rankin Horne, who made him proud.   He is also survived by his brother, Richard E. Clapp of Hilton Head Island (Linda); brother-in-law, Michael Watts (Billie) of Concord, NC; sister-in-law, Julie Biggers (Ben) of Concord; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 13 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, with reception and visitation following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD; Levine & Dickson Hospice and Palliative Care – Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte NC 28204; or Covenant Presbyterian Church.
The family wishes to thank his devoted caregiver, companion, and friend, Bruce Bucholtz of Compassionate Care; Drs. Michael Kendall and Danielle Englert; and the kind and caring Southminster Hospice team who were with us to the end.  Special thanks also to the many Everyday Angels who were always there to help when we needed you.

February 9, 2017

MICHAEL HOWARD THOMAS
Michael Howard Thomas, 58, of Pittsboro, NC
passed over to join our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was at home, surrounded by his loving family and his dog, Maggie aka “Turtle”.
Mike was born in Miami, Florida on June 4, 1958
to Joan (Duddy) Thomas and the late Charles Edsol
Thomas, Sr. He was a Master Builder in construction for over 50 years. He learned his trade from his father, and was Project Manager with Starmount Residential and Silver Crest Custom Homes. He then had his own company, River Bend Builders, Inc. Mike was an avid bass fisherman, golfer, Moto-X dad, NASCAR fan, and lover of animals.
He had a special place in his heart for his family,
especially his two granddaughters. Over his lifetime, you could find him on a Harley, at a Motocross track, on the lake fishing for bass, or on the golf course. Mike loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Victoria
Isabel (Totten) Thomas; son, Michael H. Thomas,
Jr. (Nicole), Pittsboro; daughter, Victoria “Renee” (Thomas) Mills (Adam), Statesville; two grandchildren, Victoria Grace Mills, Isabelle Nicole Thomas; his mother, Joan (Duddy) Thomas, Pittsboro; sisters, Sandra Thomas Laswell, Pittsboro, Sherry Thomas
Huggins (Don), Lawrenceville, GA, Sheila Thomas Stone, Pittsboro; his brother, Charles Edsol Thomas, Jr., Pittsboro; and many brother and sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews – all of whom he loved dearly.
Visitation was held Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro.
A service was held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant
United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road,
Pittsboro, with Pastor Jim Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UNC
Hospice (http://www.unc
medicalcenter.org/uncmc/
care-treatment/hospice/make-a-gift/), who were there for Mike and the family in his final days.
Special thanks to Tammy Triglianos, ANP AOCNP,
Autumn McRee, MD, Benjamin Calvo, MD, Joan Van Ord, and UNC Cancer Center for the excellent care and love given to Mike and his family.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

EDITH EVELYN CONNELL WASKO
Edith Evelyn Connell
Wasko, age 95, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mrs. Wasko was born in Chatham County on February 12, 1921 to the late Robert Martin Connell and Orrie Sentelle Connell. She was also preceded in death by her husband Pete Wasko, son,
Jerry Wasko, daughter-in-law, Cassie Wasko, brothers William, Robert, Ralph, Elzie, Elmer, Graham and infant brother, sisters Josephine, Lucy, Jennie, and Celeste.
She and her husband Pete, ran “Pete’s Market” for many years before her second career as a case manager for The Department of Social Services. She was also a Clerk of Session and Ruling Elder for many years at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church where she was a lifelong member.
Surviving relatives: daughter, Joan Horney and husband William of Siler City; five grandchildren, Jay, Carl, Billie, Jennie, Rebecca, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11a.m. at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas presiding. The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312; and Chatham County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

BEULAH SETTLE ROGERS
Beulah Settle Rogers, 97, of Siler City passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Rogers was born May 16, 1919, in Surry County, NC, the daughter of Flerdie J. and Carrie Ingool Settle. Beulah was retired from Collins & Aikman after 31 1/2 years of service. She was a charter member of Brookdale Baptist Church and held numerous offices in the church. She loved to read and sew, and served as a former volunteer of the Chatham Hospital Auxilary. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elmer P. Rogers, a son, Jimmy Rogers, siblings, Brady, Welborn, Garvie, George and Millard Settle, Lula Harpe, Grace Couch and Lucille Pardue.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Willett and Frances Rogers, both of Siler City, daughter-in-law, Faye Rogers of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Chris Rogers of Winston-Salem, Tommy Willett of Siler City, Tim Rogers of Clemmons, Teresa Phillips (William) of Siler City;  great grandchildren, Blake Phillips, Rachael Phillips, Danielle Rogers, Aaron Rogers; sister-in-law, Christine Settle; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. Other times they were at the family home.
The funeral was held Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church, 1133 West Third Street, Siler City with Rev. Rob Roberts officiating. A graveside service followed on Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, NC 28621.
Memorials may be made to Brookdale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 428, Siler City, NC 27344.
The family wishes to express their many thanks to Liberty Home Care and Hospice services for their compassion and care, especially Kathy, Chris, Abbi and Katlyn.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

SHIRLEY JOHNSON SMITH
Shirley Johnson Smith, 74, of Siler City died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Smith was born in Chatham County on January 7, 1943, the daughter of Paul S. and Olline (Phillips) Johnson.
Shirley was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church.  She was an avid reader and a history buff.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lane Smith and her parents.
She is survived by a daughter, Kim Smith Dumke of Siler City; grandson, Logan Dumke; and brother, Larry Johnson of Charlotte.
A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Chatham Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

KAY VINES HUDSON
On January 24, 2017, Kay Vines Hudson, of Pittsboro, NC, decided to “Go Ahead On”. She followed the love of her life, Skip Hudson, and beloved stepson, Jay Hudson. She is survived by her son, Eric Hudson, and stepson, Randy Hudson. Her grandkids, Trey, Iris, Evelyn, and Owen Hudson brought much joy to her daily life.
She had a fierce love and loyalty for all five of her siblings, Mary, Mack, Lee, Vic, and Donna. Kay also adored her nieces, nephews, and Dutchlings.
Kay worked for 35 years as the best pediatric nurse ever. She loved singing, bird watching, planting flowers, and winning card games. She also loved her Atlanta Braves, her Carolina Panthers, and her UNC Tarheels. Kay would often choose a good book over a good night’s sleep. She brightened and beautified her corner of the world for all of those lucky enough to be in it.
She and her best friend, Linda Huff, could often be found gambling in Cherokee or marching at political protests. Kay loved with all her might and will be missed by many in equal measure.  She loved her son Eric with every breath, including the last one she took, while he was holding her hand. As Kay so often said, “See ya later Alligator!”
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

HELEN MARIE CLARK SELF
Helen Marie Clark Self, 90, died early Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017 at Sanford Health and Rehab in Sanford.
On January 3, 1927, Helen was born in Greensboro, NC to Theadie and Bessie Self Clark.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 60 years, Leroy, daughter, Pamela A. Self and grandson, Ryan M. Self.
Survivors include her son, Martyne and his wife, Leslie Self, of Pittsboro; granddaughter, Leslie Lind Self; great grandchildren, Taryn Self, Jenna Self; and granddaughter-in-law, Sara Self.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Sapling Ridge UMC cemetery, 5016 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, with the Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Sapling Ridge UMC or Pleasant Hill UMC, 7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

JOHN MANUEL MONTOYA
John Manuel Montoya, 82, died at home, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Moncure, NC.
He was born in San Jose, CA in 1934, to Salvador
and Constance Montoya. John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at a young age and served honorably in the Korean War. After completing his first tour of duty, he re-enlisted with the U.S Air Force and served honorably in the Vietnam War and diverse duty stations around the world. John was married to Linda Faye Wright of Sanford, NC for more than fifty years, until her passing in March of 2010. John was a loving son, brother, husband and father.
John is survived by his children and grandchildren: Van and Melissa Montoya, grandson, Joshua Montoya, residing in Tempe, AZ; Jerry and Melissa Montoya, grandsons, Garrett and Samuel Montoya, residing in Pittsboro, NC; David and Lisa Montoya, granddaughter, Sarah Montoya, residing in Apex, NC and Sandra and Art Cutler, grandson, Kai Cutler residing in Moncure, NC. He has two surviving siblings: Glafira Sorenson, residing in Tempe, AZ and Xavier Montoya, residing in Gilroy, CA.
A family visitation was held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson’s Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to an American veteran’s charity.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.
 
 ROY FARRELL  LAMBERT
Roy Farrell Lambert, 84, of Bennett, North Carolina, joined his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Ellen in Heaven on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 8, at Beulah Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church where he was a life-long member, faithfully serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member for many years. Dr. Neal Jackson and Dr. Curtis Barbery will officiate his funeral.
Farrell is survived by his son, Dale Lambert and wife Regena of Bennett; daughters, Arlene L. Ritter and husband Melvin of Bennett, Sheryl L. Comer of Robbins, Janelle L. Tally and husband Tim of Goldston; sister, Betty L. Maness and husband Edward; brother-in-law, Doyle Jones and wife Elaine; sister-in-law, Carole Lambert; grandchildren, Chad Ritter and wife Terri, Chance Ritter and wife Amy, Megan R. Sizemore and husband Cliff, Morgan C. Evans and husband Matt, Worth Comer and wife Jennifer, Amanda L. Edwards and husband Brian, Jason Lambert and wife Victoria, Michelle Lambert, Grayson Tally,  Arden Tally; great-grandchildren, Raelyn Sizemore, Blake Ritter, Aidan Sizemore, Carlyn Sizemore, Ellie Comer, Bailey Ritter, and Wesley Comer.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Ellen Jones Lambert; his parents, Roy Perliman Lambert and Leta Maness Lambert; his older brother, Henry Marvin Lambert; and his son-in-law, Jimmy Comer.
Farrell was born on a snowy day on December 10, 1932, in Randolph County. He began attending Bennett School in 1939 where he enjoyed playing baseball and was a pitcher. He also played on the town’s baseball team. He recalled playing basketball in the school auditorium where they removed the seats and stacked them on the stage.
He had memories of helping during World War II where he and his classmates would scour the area collecting scrap metal to aid with the war effort. He caught many rabbits near his home in rabbit boxes he and his brother built.
His fondest memory was when he laid eyes on the most beautiful girl he ever saw…Nancy Ellen Jones. He knew, as he drove his ’37 Chevy on many visits to the Jones’ farm, that one day she would become his wife.
They would meet by the heating radiator to talk daily and a “hot” romance was born. It was at school one day that she accepted his marriage proposal. Farrell and Ellen’s 62 years of marriage began on September 1, 1950, in Bennettsville, S.C. Their secret to a successful marriage was to put God first, say “I love you” to each other every day, and show your love without saying a word.
They kept several children, including grandchildren, in their home where Farrell loved to sing “Old MacDonald” to them.
Farrell accompanied Ellen to discover family genealogy on many occasions. They enjoyed visiting cemeteries, historical places, old home sites, as well as interviewing people, and preserving family heritage. They were members of the Chatham County Historical Association and the Moore County Genealogical Society. They loved their family and friends and enjoyed getting together as often as possible.
Farrell had several occupations including a saw miller, chicken truck driver, and farmer. He was employed at Collins and Aikman in Siler City for thirty-five years, where he retired early due to a serious arm injury in 1988.
He enjoyed gardening, bird and deer hunting, mowing his yard, and riding his International tractor in parades, including the Bennett, Carthage, and Robbins parades where he was awarded many trophies and plaques.
He loved riding the grandchildren and great-grandchildren on his tractors, ATV, and golf cart. And they loved riding with their Papaw. He was “on the go” all the time, delivering the Chatham News to his family every Wednesday evening, taking a short afternoon nap daily to refresh his mind and body, eating Little Debbie Nutty Bars, getting fresh peaches to share in late summer, and buying snacks or surprises for the great-grandchildren.
An exciting story was never far away from family or even strangers that he would encounter. He had an amazing memory and could recall what year everything happened. For instance, once while quail hunting with his cousin Robert Caviness, Robert’s dog fell into an open well. Farrell held Robert by his feet and let him down into the well where he could barely reach his dog. Fortunately, Farrell was able to pull them both to safety.
He recalled being on a bear hunting trip in South Carolina when he heard about the assignation of JFK after stopping for gas on the way home.  He recounted swimming in the creek as a young person. On one occasion, his brother Marvin became trapped under a fallen tree due to the rushing, high water. Farrell managed to help free him and get out of the water before they both drowned.
Farrell defied the odds after surviving a near fatal accident in 1988 when his left arm was almost dismembered and he was airlifted to UNC hospital requiring multiple surgeries. He saw this terrible accident as an opportunity to be a witness for the Lord.
God “broke the mold” after he created Farrell Lambert. He was a one-of-a-kind man who was all tough on the outside but soft on the inside.  He made quite an impact on everyone he met. His advice to people was to follow what the Bible says in Matthew 6:33; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” When asked what he wanted people to remember about him, he replied, “First of all that I loved the Lord, and tried to win people to Jesus.”
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund.
If you have a special memory or something that you would like to share with his family, please write or e-mail Janelle Tally, 2196 NC Hwy. 42, Goldston, NC 27252 or jtally@chatham.k12.nc.us.
The family would like to thank First Health Moore Regional Hospital and First Health Hospice for providing such special care and comfort.

MARY LEE  MALONE NALL
Mary Lee Malone Nall, 93, of Haw Branch, Moore County passed away Tuesday, (01-31-2017) at Coventry House of Siler City.
A graveside service was held Friday, (02-03-2017) at 2 p.m. at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Currie officiating.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Baxter and Bessie Poole Malone Nall; her husband, William George Nall; daughter, Peggy J. Foushee; son, Randy Nall; brothers, Wilson, Charlie, Frank Malone; and sister, Lucille Malone.
She is survived by her son, William “Bill” Nall of Carbonton; daughter, Brenda L. Thompson of Sanford; brother, James Malone; sister, Annie Fallin; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care & Hospice Services, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC  27344 or to Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, c/o Larry Meggs, 2995 Carbonton Road, Carthage, NC  28327.
Online condolences may be made at    www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

JAMES “JIM”  CRAWFORD LANE II
James “Jim” Crawford Lane, II, 67, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (02-04-2017) at his residence.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, (02-19-2017) at 3 p.m. at Verlie’s Restaurant in Pittsboro.
Jim was born October 6, 1949 to the late J.C. and Betty Lane. A graduate of Pittsboro High School, he attended Louisburg College. He was employed at Sure Plus Manufacturing for 28 years, and then spent time working at Virlies.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Lane; children, Kim Kitchings, James C. Lane III, Stephanie Lane, Stephen Lane; four grandchildren; sister, Susan Lane; and brother, Doug Lane.
Memorials may be made to U.N.C. Hospice of Pittsboro.

GLENN THOMAS HALL
Glenn Thomas Hall, 77, of Sanford died Saturday, (02-04-2017).
The family received friends Wednesday, (02-08-2017), from 1:30 p.m. to the funeral hour at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.  The funeral was held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael Griffin presiding.  Burial followed at  Lemon Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hall was a life-long resident of Lee County, born April 1, 1939 to the late William Ernest Hall and Myrtle Joyner Hall. He served his country in the US Army, and was a retired machine operator.
Surviving relatives include his wife Doris Baker Hall of the home; a daughter, Tammy Glennette Hall of Sanford; sisters, Faye Sineath and Janice Fawcett, both of Cameron.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

ALBERT RICHARDSON  
Mr. Albert Richardson, 77, of Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (02-01-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

TAMMIE BROWN
Ms. Tammie Brown, 52, of Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (02-01-2017)at Select Specialty Hospital in Greensboro.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

  EDWARD KELLY, JR.
Mr. Edward Kelly, Jr. (Duck), 69, of Sanford, passed on Sunday, (02-05-2017) at First Health Hospice House, Pinehurst.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

BETTY J. AUSTIN
Mrs. Betty J. Austin, 79, of Pittsboro, passed on Sunday, (02-05-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

MABLE PUGH MARSH
Mrs. Mable Pugh Marsh, 78, of Carrboro, passed on Wednesday, (02-01-2017) at Signature Health Care of Chapel Hill, NC.
The funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m., Monday,(02-06-2017) at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

TROY A. McAULEY
Mr. Troy A. McAuley, 52, of Raleigh, passed on Saturday, (02-04-2017) at Transition Life Care, Raleigh.
The family will be receiving friends at 104 Burgess Circle, Broadway.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

NEIL McLEAN, JR.
Mr. Neil McLean, Jr., 82, of Sanford, passed on Saturday, (02-04-2017) at his residence.
The family will receive friends at 145 Bullard Road, Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

LILLIAN  BEATRICE CLAY
Ms. Lillian Beatrice Clay,  80 of  Broadway, passed on Friday, (02-03-2017) at Longleaf Medical Facility, Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 199 Ridgeview Drive, Cameron.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

GUILLERO  EVERS AIRALL
Mr. Guillero Evers Airall, 97 of  Durham, passed on Sunday, (02-05-2017) at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
Arrangements By Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

 GLENN T. HALL
Glenn T. Hall of Sanford died Saturday, (02-04-2017) .
Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and will be announced later.

February 2, 2017

DURA MAE  PERRY DARK
Mrs. Dura Mae Perry Dark, 90, of Burlington died Monday, (01-23-2017) at the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell.
Funeral services were  held at 11 a.m. Friday (01-27-2017) at McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham.  Interment followed in Mt. Olive Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Dark was born July 3, 1926 in Alamance County, the daughter of Leroy and Suda Andrews Perry.  She attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church when growing up. Mrs. Dark retired from Riverside Elastic Company as an inspector.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Dark of Graham; sons, Phillip Dark of Burlington, Eric Dark of Graham; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance Caswell.
Make online condolences at mcclurefuneralservice.
com, select “Obituaries”.
 
BURTON JACKSON STANLEY
Burton Jackson Stanley, 91, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (01-24-2017) at his home.
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Friday, (01-27-2017) at Cool Springs Baptist Church.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Moore County on December 16, 1925 to the late Jethro C. Stanley and Josephine Key Stanley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson Patrick Carlyle; brothers J.C. Stanley, Jr. and Glen Stanley; sisters Lottie Monroe, Ila Marsh, Margaret Woomer and Louise Crellin.  Mr. Stanley proudly served his country in the United States Army and was recipient of the Bronze Star for his service.  He was owner and operator of Western Auto/Stanley’s Home Center in Sanford.
Mr. Stanley is survived by his wife Dorothy Stanley; daughters Deborah Watson, Diane Godfrey, Donna Stuttz, Karen Stanley; son, Van Stanley; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneral home.com.

HELEN MARIE MARSH
Mrs. Helen Marie Marsh, 75, of Bronx, NY, formerly of Pittsboro, passed on Thursday, (01-19-2017).
The funeral service as held at 2 p.m. Friday (01-27-2017) at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

TERRY JAY BROWN
Terry Jay Brown, 57, of Franklinville, died Sunday, (01-29-2017) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, (02-01-2017) at Patterson Grove Christian Church, Ramseur with Rev. Steve House officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Terry was a native of Chatham County, formerly employed as an electrician with Ramtex, Inc. and later with Chatham Hospital.  A member of Patterson Grove Christian Church, he previously had been a coach with the Ramseur Youth Recreation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Lumpkin Brown, parents, Field F. and Betty Beal Brown, brothers, Jerry Ray Brown, James Donner Brown, and Todd Freeman Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Danielle Brown of the home; son, Randall Scott Brown; sisters, Doan Clark of Siler City, Joan Cockman, of Franklinville; and one grandson.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

TIMOTHY FRANCIS MISKELL
Timothy Francis Miskell, 73, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (01-29-2017) at UNC Hospitals.
The family received friends Wednesday, (02-01-2017) from 1 to  2 p.m. at Pittsboro Christian Village. The funeral service  followed at 2 p.m. with Bob Spicer presiding. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.
Timothy was born in Erie County, New York on September 21, 1943 to the late Thomas Francis Miskell, Jr. and Eleanor Sorgi Miskell. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Becky Miskell.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Amy Jewel of Phoenix, AZ; son, Andy Miskell  of Indiana; brother, John Miskell of Arizona; sisters, Rita Schindler of Alabama, Gaye Cuddihy and Helen Ernst, both of Buffalo, NY; and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Camp Li-Lo-Li, 8811 Sunfish Run Road, Randolph, NY 14772.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com

STEVE ALEXANDER PATTERSON
Steve Alexander Patterson, 67, of Bear Creek died Friday, (01-27-2017) at his home.
A graveside service will be held Friday, (02-03-2017) at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Burns presiding. The family will be receiving friends at the family home.
Steve was born in Lee County on August 15, 1949 to the late Nealie Patterson and Mary Goins Patterson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Randy Patterson. Steve was a truck driver for Sanford Contractors. He also served our country in the United States Army,  serving in Vietnam.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Donna Patterson; daughter, Tammy Collins of Bear Creek; brothers, Danny Patterson, Gary Patterson; sister Ellan Norris; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at   www.donald sonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

HELEN MUNS BURNS
Helen Muns Burns, 90, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Ashton Place Health & Rehab in McLeansville, NC after several years of declining health.  She was the daugh-ter of the late Robert
Calhoun Muns and Ila Folds Frazier Muns.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Myrtis Muns, Robbie Ianuario and Bettie Brunson.
She is survived by her four children, Frank Nelson “Skipper” (Anna) Burns of Griffin, GA, Helen Karen (Glenn) McMillion of Blacksburg, VA, Connie Lynn (Jay) Turner of Greensboro, NC and John Paul (Tara) Burns of Graham, NC.  She is survived by her nine grandchildren, Andrew McKinley (Leigh) Burns of Buford, GA, Susannah (Stephen) Goodman of Concord, GA, Samara (Bill) Abplanalp of Blacksburg, VA, Clinton Bryce (Elizabeth) Richardson of Durham, NC, Kirsten Kimberly Richardson, Mollie Elizabeth Turner, Ashley Anne Turner all in Greensboro, NC, Taylor Paul Burns, and Hannah Megan (Tyler) Ross of Graham, NC.   She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, LauraBeth and Harrison Burns, Mason Goodman, Addison Abplanalp and Adalynn Ross.
Helen was born in Old Ellenton, SC, where she was Valedictorian of the 1944 graduating class from Ellenton High School.  Her town was absorbed by the Savannah River Plant and she relocated to North Augusta, SC, later married and became a mom living in the small community of Belvedere, SC.  There she would raise her four children, become Woman of the Year in her women’s club, be her children’s chauffer and their biggest cheerleader at sporting events, plays and school events.
Helen returned to Siler City in the late 70’s and went to work in the Chatham County School System.  She retired from it in 1996 after 18 years as a Teacher’s Assistant.  It was a job she loved very much.  She had a lifelong love of singing in the church choir wherever she was living.  Most recently, she enjoyed many years of singing at the Siler City First Methodist Church and was a member of the Joyner-Brewer Sunday School Class.  She was also a former member of the local garden club in Siler City which she also enjoyed.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Siler City First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC  27405.
The family would like to especially thank the staff at Ashton Place and the staff with Hospice of Greensboro for the loving care they have shown over the last six years.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

WILBUR JOSEPH PORTER  
Wilbur Joseph Porter, 82, of  Siler City, died Saturday, January 28,
2017 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Porter was born February 8, 1934, in Horry County, South Carolina, the son of Lance Chandus and Annie Thelma Cartrette Porter.  He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and worked in textiles as a production manager. Wilbur is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brenda Gail Porter, granddaughter, Melissa Ann Dixon, sister, Anna Marie Fowler, brothers, Leo Porter and Lance Chandus Porter, Jr., and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Jean Porter of the home, in March of this year, they would have been married for 65 years; daughter, Cindy Dixon and husband Eddie of Siler City; son, Greg Porter and wife Kim of Siler City; grandchildren, Amanda D. Thompson and husband Josh, Charles Adam Dixon and wife Sophia, Ethan Porter; great-grandchildren, Kayla Dixon, Dakota Dixon, Taylor Thompson, Logan Thompson; and brother, Levi Porter and wife Alice of Tabor City.
The family received friends Monday, January 30, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of the daughter.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church, Siler City with Dr. William Browder officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Rites.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 971, Siler City, NC 27344.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

MARY LOUISE ARCHER BARNHARDT
Mary Louise Archer Barnhardt, age 84, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Barnhardt was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey on November 7, 1932 to the late Frank Archer and Mary Schuh Archer. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Guy Barnhardt, Jr., two sisters, and five brothers.
Mary Lou graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1950. She was an administrative assistant at Owens Illinois Glass Company where she met the love of her life, Bill Barnhardt. They married and moved to North Carolina. Mary Lou was a gifted pianist, directing the choir at Ramah Presbyterian Church for greater than 25 years. She worked as an Elementary School secretary, and on retirement, she and Bill retired to Ocean Isle Beach.
The family would like to thank Ruth Gunter for her loving care and Libby Hart and the entire staff of UNC Hospice.
Surviving relatives include son, Bud Barnhardt and wife Beth of Salisbury; two daughters, Jackie Glasser and husband Lynn of Pittsboro, Sally Hibbard and husband Scott of Loganville, GA; four grandchildren Ashley Elizabeth Barnhardt, William Lynn Glasser, and Alan and Mark Hibbard.
A memorial service was held Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Pittsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Alexander presiding. The family received friends following the service upstairs in the fellowship hall. Burial took place Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Ramah Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Following the graveside service, the family received friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Judes Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson  funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

January 26, 2017

DONALD JASON BILES  
Donald Jason Biles, 71, of Siler City died Wednesday, (01-18-2017).
The funeral service was held Saturday, (01-21-2017) at 2 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Belcher officiating.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Biles was born in Stanly County on March 23, 1945, the son of Charlie Jason and Pearl (Lefler) Biles.   Donald was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked as an electronic technician.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Morrison Biles, his parents, sisters, Nina Harwood, Judy Poole, Nancy Koon, and an infant grandchild.
Donald is survived by sons, Corey Jason Biles, Kevin Morrison Biles, both of Siler City, Loren N. Biles of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARYLAND GENEVA BRADY
Ms. Maryland Geneva Brady, 92, of Siler City,  died Tuesday, (01-17-2017).
The funeral service was held at Holly Spring Friends Meeting on Friday, (01-20-2017) at 1 p.m. with Rev. Todd Brown and Rev. Ricky Sessoms presiding.
Geneva was born August 2, 1924 in Randolph County to Thomas Elwood Cox and Omie Cornelia Cockman. She worked over 30 years in Research and Development at Burlington Industries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Austin Brady, her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include her children, Jackie B. York of Cary, Tim L. Brady of Siler City; brothers, Hilton Cox of Ramsuer, Gilmer Cox of Booneville; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, N.C. 27204, or the Holly Spring Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, 2938 Holly Spring Road, Ramsuer, N.C. 27316.
Condolences may be made online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JAMES ROBERSON
Mr. James Roberson, 89 of Chapel Hill, passed Monday, (01-16-2017) at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Chapel Hill.
The funeral Service was held at 11:30 a.m., Friday,(01-20-2017) at Bynum Weaver Chapel,  Knotts Funeral Home. Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.

WILLIAM  HENRY PARKER
Mr. William Henry Parker, 74 of Sanford, passed Saturday, (01-14-2017) at his residence.
The funeral service was at 1 p.m.Thursday, (01-19-2017) at St. Mark United Church of God Emtombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

JAMES CHESLEY  “J.C.” CAVINESS
Mr. James Chesley “J.C.” Caviness, 87, of Bennett, died Friday, (01-20-2017).
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, (01-23-2017), at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Robert Kidd presiding.
J.C. was born in Chatham County on January 1, 1930, to William Wesley Caviness and Annie Jones Caviness.Working as a heating and air technician for the Department of Defense for 20 years at Ft. Bragg, he received several awards for his expertise. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Margaret Creason Caviness; children, James Keith Caviness of New Hill, Joel E. Caviness of Bennett, Karen C. Mann of Graham; four grandchildren, one step- grandchild; and sister, Rheba McKenzie of Greensboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 8454 Howard Mill Rd., Bennett, NC 27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JAMES KENNETH RIVES
Mr. James Kenneth Rives, 61, of Bear Creek,  died Wednesday, (01-18-2017) at his home.
A Celebration of Life memorial service was held at 4 p.m., Sunday, (01-22-2017)  at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett,  with Rev. David Hicks and Pastor Jim Whittaker presiding.
Kenneth was born in Lee County, in 1955, son of the late Cobe Rives and Peggy Ann Campbell.
He worked as a grinder-room operator for Lee Brick and Tile in Sanford for many years. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ann Clark Rives of the home; his mother, Peggy Rives of Greensboro;  his daughter, Cheryl Renee of Carrboro; sister, Carol Ann Ford of Greensboro; brother, Gary Rives of Greensboro; and twin granddaughters.
Flowers are accepted, yet contributions may be made to U.N.C. Hospice,  287 East Street  #221, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

HEDDA McMILLIAN MONROE
Mrs. Hedda McMillian Monroe of  Kernersville, passed on Friday, (01-20-2017) at Alamamnce Regional Hospital in Burlington.
The funeral will be at  1 p.m. Thursday, (01-26-2017) at Tempting Congregational Church. Burial will follow in church cemetery.
Mrs. McMillian-Monroe was born on July 27, 1966 to the late Frances Hooker and Andrew Palmer in Sanford.
Survivors include her husband, John Coleman Monroe, Jr.; her daughter and son, Marissa Jordan Monroe and John Christopher Monroe; parents, Andrew Palmer and Leon Hooker;  her sisters, Calisha Hooker, Michelle Bright, Tamika Smith, Melissa Malloy, Latisha Renée Stevens, Consuela Palmer, and Deirdre Palmer; and her grandmother, Alice McMillian.
The wake will be Wednesday, (01-25-2017), from 6-7:30 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Sanford.

SHEILA BROADWATER
Mrs. Sheila Broadwater of Sanford, passed on Friday, (01-20-2017) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ARZELIA HEADEN
Ms. Arzelia Headen, 81 of Goldston, passed on Monday, (01-23-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts
Funeral Home, Sanford.

 WILLIAM “BILLY” HUNTER  STALLWORTH III
Mr. William “Billy” Hunter Stallworth III, age 66, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at home in Pittsboro, NC.
He was born in Gainesville, GA December 09, 1950 to the late Mary Moore and William Hunter Stallworth, Jr.  He graduated from Carlisle Military School in 1971 and was employed with the UNC School of Dentistry. Known for brandishing cowboy boots and donning a cowboy hat, Billy’s hearty laugh was easily recognized through the veil of his western style mustache. He was a loyal, faithful friend, who was simply filled with life, never met a stranger and was kind-hearted to all, inasmuch to fault.
In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Rachael.
Survivors include his son, Jeremy Stallworth (Barbara) of San Angelo, TX; his daughter, Melissa Gabrielli (Gary) of San Angelo, TX; his brothers, James Walton (Ramona) of Ft. Mill, SC and John Warren Stallworth (Pam) of Murfreesboro, TN; his sisters, Susan S. Phillips of Pittsboro, NC and Mary Ann Findley of Aiken, SC; his six grandchildren, Gary, Dallas, Auslin, Kloey, Katelyn and Bryce; six nieces and nephews; along with special friends, Diane, Aly and many, numerous friends who were special to Billy.
The family invites you to gather with them in celebration of Billy’s life 11 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Donaldson Funeral Home, located at 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312, with Pastor Jim Jones officiating.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

ANTHONY “TONY” CRAIG STOUT
Anthony “Tony” Craig Stout, 71, passed away at the Alamance County Hospice and Palliative Care Center on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
Tony was born February 28, 1945 in Alamance County. He lived in Chatham County and was the son of the late Ramon Reese Stout, Sr. and Frances Anthony Stout.
Tony is survived by his daughter Dana Hardy and husband Terry of the home; his brother Ronnie Stout of Whitsett; his step-granddaughter Crystal Hardy Ellis and two step-great-grandchildren.
Tony was preceded in death by his lifelong companion Delores Braxton; his sister Peggy Johnson; and brother Ray Stout.
He was employed by his family’s business, Stout Trucking and also worked at his chicken farm business in Chatham County.
A celebration of his life was held Monday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City, with Rev. Warren Owens and Rev. Andy Clapp officiating.  The burial followed at South Fork Friends Church in Snow Camp.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 22 at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Alamance County Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their care that was given to Tony over the last week.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alamance Hospice or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

THOMAS  CRABTREE DIXON
Thomas Crabtree Dixon, 87, of Siler City died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Dixon was born May 1, 1929 the son of Zachary Taylor and Mary Brooks Dixon.
Mr. Dixon was a native of Chatham County. He was retired from University of North Carolina in the maintenance department, enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, farming, watching Judge Judy and old western movies. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vera Faye Millikan Dixon, son, Bill Dixon, sister, Joyce White, and grandson, Jeremy Fields.
He is survived by daughter, Cecelia D. Fields of Siler City; son, Mike Dixon and wife Ellen of Siler City; step-daughters, Daisy Maness and husband, James Harler of Chapel Hill, Linda Owens and husband, Rodney of Lexington, and  Sherrie Staley and husband, Mark of Liberty; step-son, Julius “Buddy” Maness, Jr. and wife, Beth of Burlington; grandchildren, Lyle Brinn, Jeff Fields, Missy Petty, Curry Fields, Becky Dixon, Michael Dixon, Stacy Spears, Adam Staley, Jessie Staley, Rodney Owens, Denise Bibb, Toby Barnhill, Cindy Jackson, Seth Maness, Phillip Steele, Tyler Maness, Tiffany Maness, Alex Dixon; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Dixon, Peyton Spears, Tyler Spears, Anela Owens, Aaliyah Maness, Gage Maness, Brook Owens, Chase Deese, Emily Bray, Taylor Brady, and Brantley Petty.
The family received friends Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times they will be at the home of son, Mike and Ellen Dixon, 1136 Rufus Brewer Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon UMC cemetery fund.
On line condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

GREGORY LYNN STEVENS
Gregory Lynn Stevens, 65, died at home on Friday, December 16, 2016 after two years of declining health. He was born on June 5, 1951 to Charlie Ross and Opal Brewer Stevens. He previously lived in the Siler City and Snow Camp areas until moving to Hampstead, NC, four years ago. There he made new friends, but his heart remained in the country of Chatham and Alamance counties.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Dorsey Ross Stevens, and his daughter, Angie Watkins.
He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Elaine Needham; daughter, Sherry Stevens of Asheville; son-in-law Dillard Watkins of Snow Camp; granddaughters, Kris Lynch, Zoe-Anna Watkins, Ava Drew Player, Etta Brennan Player; and great-grandsons, Charlie, Nathan and Cayden. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Zoe Ann Lemons Herring; several cousins, and his long-time canine friend, “Joe”.
Greg will be returned “home” in a casual, graveside, remembrance service at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 5346 Airport Road, Bear Creek, NC on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.

NANCY HILLIARD LIGHT
Nancy Hilliard Light, 76, of Staley, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her daughter’s residence.
Graveside service and burial were held at Staley Cemetery, in Staley.
Nancy was a native of Chatham County and member of Staley Wesleyan Church. She was a hard working wife, mother, and friend who loved cooking and working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy G. Light, son, Michael G. Light, parents, Marshall and Josie Beal Hilliard Pickard.
Survivors: daughter, Deborah Light, of Staley; sister, Jackie Wilson, and husband, Mike, of Bear Creek; brother, Ralph Hilliard, and wife, Wilma, of Elon; grandaughter, Crystal Faulkner, of GA; three great-grandchildren.  “She is also survived by her beloved grand fur babies, Boo, and Lug Nut.”
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Memorials may be made to Happy Hills Animal Foundation, 3143 Happy Hills Dr. Staley, NC 27355. Phone: 336-622-3620.

JOE VIVIAN HARRIS
Joe Vivian Harris, 85, of Siler City died Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Mr. Harris was born in Stanly County on July 3, 1931, the son of Reid Roy and Vera Mae (Shepherd) Harris.   Joe was an Army veteran, a member of First Baptist Church of Siler City and was retired from Collins & Aikman after 30 years of service.  Joe was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raeford, William, Vernon, Herman Harris and a grandson, Daniel Hall.
Survivors include his wife,  Norma (Tanner) Harris; sons, Perry Harris and wife Claire of North Carolina, Dwight Hall of Yadkinville; daughter, Maria Burke and husband Mike of Bear Creek; one sister, Sylvia Boggs and husband Ronnie of  Charlotte; grandchildren, Jennifer Sanders and husband Ryan, Ashley Ellis and husband Neil, Dylan, Malaya and Melina Hall, Erin and Emilie Burke, Christopher Neal; great-granddaughter, his namesake, Vivian K. Sanders and several special nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12 noon at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice of Sanford, PO Box 66, Sanford, NC  27330; or The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

GEORGE FREDERICK RIGGSBEE (FRED)
George Frederick Riggsbee (Fred) died January 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born April 9, 1954 in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where he grew up. His parents were Baxter Sledge Riggsbee and Mary Strowd Ward Riggsbee. He graduated
from high school in Pittsboro and then from UNC Chapel Hill. Fred married Mary Lunday Adams on February
9, 1986, and they have two children, Daniel and
William. He is survived by his mother, his wife and his children.
Fred worked several jobs during his life, including at McCrimmon Drug Store in Pittsboro at the soda fountain, as a physical therapy assistant, selling insurance for his father’s business, farming on the family farm and carpentry jobs. He also taught sailing at Camp Mondamin and to many of his friends. He was farming and doing some carpentry at the time
he became ill. He was also a stay at home (or stay at the farm) dad, which he would tell anyone was the most rewarding job of his life, being with his sons as
they grew up. Fred was a member and past president of the Pittsboro
Kiwanis Club. He was also very involved in
youth soccer in Chatham County, coaching at Northwood High School for a couple of years, and for the Chatham Soccer League for many years.
During his youth, Fred was an avid motorcycle
rider, and started riding again when his sons became interested in motorcycles. He enjoyed Sunday rides and planned longer trips with a group of motorcycle friends, often ending at BBQ restaurants (not by
accident). He also had a passion for water sports,
especially sailing. He sailed to Bermuda, to the Bahamas, to Maine and points in between. Fred passed his love of boats on to his sons. His family had many wonderful sailing experiences on the family sailboat.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home. A service will be
held Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00 at St. Bartholomew’s
Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Fred, donations to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB#7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 or the Frank and Calla Bell Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 1192, Flat Rock, NC 28731 (scholarships for youth to attend Camp Mondamin or Green Cove) would be
appreciated.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

January 19, 2017

JUNE CAROL BRAY
Mrs. June Carol Bray, 58, of Bear Creek,  died Wednesday, (01-11-2017) at her home.
The funeral service was held at Joyce-Brady Chapel Saturday, (01-14-2017), at 2 p.m., with Rev. Billy Joe Brady presiding; followed by a graveside service at Brush Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek.
June Carol was born in Chatham County on November 26, 1958. She was preceded in death by her parents Willard Dunn and Nancy Thomas, brothers, Kenneth Beal, Billy Ray Thomas, and Charlie Thomas.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bobby Bray; children, Donald Bray, Dwight Bray, Brandy Brewer, Brittney McGeachy; brother, William (Smiley) Thomas;  and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Rd, Bear Creek, N.C. 27207.
Condolences may be offered at www.joyce
bradychapel.com.

WILLIAM THOMAS “TOMMY” COX
William Thomas “Tommy” Cox, 53, of Sanford, died Wednesday (01-11-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral services were held Saturday, (01-14-2017) at Baptist Chapel Church with Rev. Alex Smith and Rev. Garland Smith officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.
He was born in Lee County, the son of Odessa Gladden Cox and the late William Edward Cox. He worked for Performance Fibers for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Johnson Cox of the home; daughter, Crystal Cox Stratton of Sanford; sons, Matthew Cox of Sanford, Will Cox and Hunter Cox, both of the home; brother, Steve Cox of Sanford; and
three grandchildren.
Make online condo- lences  at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

TONY LEE AMERSON
Mr. Tony Lee Amerson, 48, of Broadway passed on Tuesday, (01-10-2017).
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, (01-16-2017) at First Church of Christ DOC, with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Jessica Foster of Columbus, GA, Dominique and Toni Lynn Amerson, both of Maxton; three grandchildren; step-father, Jesse McDougald of Sanford; siblings, Annette Holmes of Midlothian, VA, William Amerson of Broadway, Cynthia McLean of Raleigh, Vivian Amerson and Samantha Howard, both of  Spring-lake, Belinda Harper of Fayetteville, Jesse Amerson and Reginald Amerson, both of Sanford, Mary Cleghorn of Newport News, VA and Antonio McDougald of Lillington.

JOHNNY  PATRICK MARTIN
Mr. Johnny Patrick Martin, 60, of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (01-12-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, (01-17-2017) at Popular Springs AME Church at 2 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Libby Ann Martin; daughter, Monica McIver of Charlotte; three grand- children, one great-grandchild; brother, Dennis Martin; sisters, Alberta Williams and Diane Martin, both of Sanford.

DOROTHY “DOT” COGGINS FULFORD
Dorothy “Dot” Coggins Fulford, 86, of Sanford, passed away Friday, (01-13-2017).
The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, (01-16-2017) at Grace Chapel Church with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. Bob Yandle officiating, with  burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Fulford was a member of Grace Chapel Church.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira James and Pearl Knott Coggins; her husband Herman Fulford; siblings, Elma Baker, Margaret Johnson, Helen Holt, James “Bud” Coggins and Jerry Coggins.
Survivors include  daughters, Ann Dickens and Teresa Stone; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Eloise King Locklear of Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Grace Chapel Church, PO Box 1408, Sanford, NC  27331-1408.
Make condolences at: www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

  ROBERTA GAIL WOMACK
Roberta Gail Womack,  63, of Sanford died Wednesday, (01-11-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday,  (01-13-2017) at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garland Smith officiating.
Mrs. Womack was born in Lee County , daughter of the late Gattis Clyde Womack, Sr. and Annie Azalea Lynch Womack. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Roman Keith Womble.
Survivors include her son, Virgil Womble of Sanford; brothers, Tommy Womack and Gattis C. “Oggie” Womack, both of Sanford; two grandchildren and one great-granchild.
Make online condolences at www.smithfuneral
homebroadway.com.

TYRICE ANTWAUN WORTHY
Mr. Tyrice Antwaun Worthy, 31 of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (01-14-2017).
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

WILLIAM HENRY PARKER
Mr. William Henry Parker, 75 of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (01-14-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CLAUDE OSCAR TEAGUE
Claude Oscar Teague, 86, of Siler City died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Hinkle Hospice
House, Lexington.
Mr. Teague was born in Caswell County on July 20, 1930, the son of James S. Teague, Jr. and Mamie (Phillips) Teague. Claude retired from Church Interiors of High Point as an upholsterer.
He also had worked for Spence Building Supply in the installation of flooring. Claude was a member of the Siler City First Wesleyan Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. He enjoyed working, was a sports enthusiast and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, yard work and wood working. Claude was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, LaNilta Brady Teague; an infant son, Wendell Teague; brothers, Junior Teague and Walter
Thomas Teague; sisters, Marie Phillips, Betty Cockman, and Sylvia Moody.  He is survived by one daughter, Kim Teague Branson and husband David; one son, Reggie Teague and wife Paula, all of Lexington; grandchildren, Nathan and Austin Teague, Alex Branson and wife Catherine, Anna and Aiden Branson; great-granddaughter, Kara Branson; two
sisters, Shirley T. Phillips and Maggie T. Cox, both of Bear Creek.
The family received friends Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Don Southern, and Rev. Jerry Foley officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 608 North 3rd Avenue, Siler City, NC
27344 or Hospice of Davidson County, Attn: Development Office, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EARNEST EARLE BEAL
Earnest Earle Beal, 79, of Siler City died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Beal was born in Chatham County on February 25, 1937 the son of Thomas Bailey and Mary Elizabeth (Womble) Beal.  Earnest attended Brookdale Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Collins and Aikman. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Bailey Beal.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Beal of Durham, Sherry Lynn King of Glendale, AZ, Kimberly Ann Beal of Phoenix, AZ; one son, David William Beal of Washington; one sister, Faye Frazier of Ramseur; brothers, Jack Beal of Siler City, Clyde Beal, Thomas Lewis Beal of Arkansas, Tommy Walter Beal of Goldston and James Cecil Beal; sister-in-law, Jean Justice of Liberty; and ten grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral followed Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Roberts officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

FLORENCE LaVERNA BELL DAVIS
Florence LaVerna Bell Davis, ”Lucky”,  age 84, of Randleman died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mrs. Davis was born December 22, 1932, the daughter of John and Hilda Bell.  She was a native of Lee County. Lucky graduated from Meredith College and Mars Hill College. She proudly served the state of North Carolina public schools in Lee, Chatham and Randolph counties for 37 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Randleman, where she held positions as Lay Leader and Sunday School teacher. Lucky is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Oetzel Davis.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonny Davis Groce of Randleman, Deanne (Dennis) Leigh Fulkerson of Las Vegas, NV and Beth (Barry) Crawford of Beech Mountain, NC, one son, John (JoJo) Davis of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Savanna Newcomb, Jamie George, Annie Davis, and one great-granddaughter on the way.
A memorial service was held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St., Randleman with Rev. Jenna Grogan officiating. The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317 or any organization that helps the children or elderly.
Pugh Funeral Home, Randleman is serving the Davis family.

BARBARA JUSTICE PERRY
Barbara Justice Perry, age 62, of Pittsboro, died Monday, January 9, 2017
at her home.
Mrs. Perry was born in Durham County on May 19, 1954 to the late Jack
Justice and Mary Garrett Justice. She was also preceded in death by her
son David Woody.
Surviving relatives include her husband Marcus Perry of the home; three sons, Adam Trofatter and Windy of Boulder, Colorado, John Trofatter and wife Jennifer of Durham, Jason Trofatter and Michelle of Clearwater, Florida; two brothers, John Justice and wife Pam of Pittsboro, George Justice and wife Susan of Savannah, Georgia; two sisters, Jean Justice and husband Steve Cory of Chapel Hill, Anna Scott and husband Jeff of
Pittsboro; and four grandchildren.
The family received friends Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral service was held
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

PATRICK ALAN FARMER
Patrick Alan Farmer, 64, died November 29, 2016 due to complications from metastatic brain cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Patrick was born July 21, 1952 in Madison, Wisconsin, the first son of George Patrick and Ruth Colman Farmer.  He graduated from Frank L. Ashley High School, Gastonia, NC in 1970 and studied electrical engineering at North Carolina State University. He worked as an engineer in North Carolina with Booth and Associates and then Allied Signal from 1973 to 2007.  In 2007, Patrick took early retirement and had the good sense to spend the remainder of his life in Vermont.
Patrick was a kind, generous, witty, humble and brilliant spirit blessed with the intellect of an inventor and the soul of an artist. His passions included fishing, painting, backpacking and dancing.
He is survived by his soul mate and wife, Georgia Myer (East Calais, VT);  son, Justin Alan Farmer (Virginia Beach, VA); two sisters, Pamela Lynn Farmer (San Francisco, CA) and Paula Lee Threatt (Easley, SC); one brother, Peter Russell Farmer (Gastonia, NC); one grandson and nephew, many cousins and too numerous to count friends – all with broken hearts.  He was predeceased by his parents.
A memorial service celebrating his remarkable life will be held in May, 2017 in East Calais, VT and later in 2017 in Linville Gorge, NC.
In lieu of memorial contributions Patrick would have preferred you hold your loved ones close, treat the earth gently and exalt in every moment you walk this planet.

GREGORY  LYNN STEVENS
Gregory Lynn Stevens, 65, died at home on Friday, December 16, 2016 after two years of declining health. He was born on June 5, 1951 to Charlie Ross and Opal Brewer Stevens. He previously lived in the Siler City and Snow Camp areas until moving to Hampstead, NC, four years ago. There he made new friends, but his heart remained in the country of Chatham and Alamance counties.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Dorsey. He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Elaine Needham; daughter, Sherry Stevens of Asheville; son-in-law Dillard Watkins of Snow Camp; granddaughters, Kris Lynch, Zoe-Anna Watkins, Ava Drew Player, Etta Brennan Player; and great-grandsons, Charlie, Nathan and Cayden. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Zoe Ann Lemons Herring; several cousins, and his long-time canine friend, “Joe”.
Greg will be returned “home” in a casual, graveside, remembrance service at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 5346 Airport Road, Bear Creek, NC on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.

HILDA “GENEVA” JONES WILLIAMS
Hilda “Geneva” Jones Williams, 90, of Siler City died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Williams was born in Duplin County on January 26, 1926 the daughter of Enos D. and Hadie (Goodman) Jones.  She retired from Collins & Aikman after 40 years of service, and was a  member of Brookdale Baptist Church.
Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Harry James Williams and a son, Harry D. Williams; four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Williams and wife Shirley of Siler City, Tony Williams and wife Anne of Bennett; six grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church with Rev. Rob Roberts officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Brookdale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 428, 1133 West Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
The family wishes to express a “special thank you” to the staff of Siler City Center, all her friends and Jackie Griffin, who over the years, showed concern, compassion and loving care.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

January 12, 2017

PAUL REIVES FERGUSON, SR.
Mr. Paul Reives Ferguson, Sr., 85, formerly of Siler City, passed away Monday, (01-02-2017) at his son’s residence.
A graveside service was held Friday (01-06-2017) at Salisbury National Cemetery with Rev. Mason Smith officiating.
Born in Chatham County, he was the son of the late Clarence M. Ferguson, Sr. and Annie Selle Brooks Ferguson. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from Chatham Foods with over 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Andrews Ferguson; parents; a sister, Dot VonCannon; and a brother, Don Ferguson.
Survivors include his son, Paul R. “Chip” Ferguson, Jr. of Burlington; two grandchildren and a great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.wound edwarriorproject.org.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

LOUISE PIKE PHILLIPS  
Louise Pike Phillips, 92, of  Siler City, died Tuesday, (01-03-2017) at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, (01-06-2017), at Staley Cemetery, with Rev. Jimmy Hill officiating.
Louise was a native of Randolph County and a member of Staley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Phillips, and parents, Jesse and Bertha Edwards Pike.
There were no immediate survivors.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Staley Baptist Church, 440 West Railroad St., Staley, NC 27355.

ROGER JOSEPH FROCK
Roger Joseph Frock, age 80 of Apex, passed away (12-30-2016) at his home.
Mr. Frock was born in Detroit, MI on October 6, 1936 to the late Ivan Cleveland Frock and Ann Welch Frock. He was well known as the Co-Founder of FedEx.
Surviving relatives include his wife Linda Frock of the home; sons, Peter Wise of Severna Park, MD, James Roger Frock of Tahoe City, CA, Gregory Joseph Frock of Odenton, MD; daughter Karen Joy Frock of California; sister, Carole Krieger of Florida, and five grandchildren.
Respecting Roger’s wishes there will be no services.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

SWANNIE FRYE “PAT” CAMERON
Swannie Frye “Pat” Cameron, 88, of Vass, died Wednesday, (01-04-2017), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.
The funeral service was held at Vass United Methodist Church, Tuesday, (01-10-2017) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Berry Barbour officiating.  Burial followed at Johnson Grove Cemetery
She was born in Moore County on October 9, 1928, to the late Edgar Artemas Frye and Ollie Williamson Frye.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Randall Cameron; a son, Randy Cameron; a brother Carson Frye and sister Vonnie Mae Allred.  Mrs. Cameron worked as an assistant Librarian for Union Pines School prior to retirement.
Survivors include her son, M. Craig Cameron of Vass; brothers Roy Edgar Frye of Vass, Tommy Frye of Cameron; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Vass United Methodist Church, PO Box 628, Vass, NC  28394 or First Health Hospice House and Palliative Care, PO Box 5889, Pinehurst, NC  28374.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT JORDAN MAYNE, JR.
Robert Jordan Mayne, Jr., 66, of Sanford, died Thursday, (12-29-2016).
The family will receive friends on Sunday, (01-15-2017) from 1-2 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church.  The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.at the church with Rev. Russell Blackmon presiding.
Born in Lee County on September 17, 1950, he was the son of the late Robert Jordan Mayne and Elsie Lamm Mayne.  He worked as a mechanic for a textile machinery company prior to retirement.  Robert served his country in the US Air Force including a tour of duty in Vietnam.
He is survived by sister, Laura Lee Holder of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA  22202.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA  JUSTICE PERRY
Barbara Justice Perry, 62, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (01-09-2017) at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will announced by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

NORA W. TYSOR
Ms. Nora W. Tysor, 73, of Sanford, pass away on Monday, (01-09-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

RONNIE MITCHELL MURCHISON
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell Murchison, 66, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, (01-09-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JAMES DWIGHT FLEMING
Mr. James Dwight Fleming, of Pittsboro, passed away Wednesday, (01-04-2017) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, (01-11-2017) at 12 noon at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel.

CLEO STARKS
Ms. Cleo Starks, 80, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (01-03-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

BAILEY NEVÉ SHAW
October 4, 2016  – January  3, 2017
Just 3 months after coming into the world and into our lives, Bailey Nevé Shaw passed away peacefully in her sleep. During the time she was with us, she touched many lives and was loved by all who met her.
Weighing only 7 lbs, 14.5oz, Bailey was able to grip her mother’s finger and respond to her father’s touch, entering into their lives and the lives of her extended family. She had a beautiful smile, dark hair, and the acclaimed Shaw nose. She was born at Greensboro Hospital, 8:05 p.m. on October 4th.
Bailey joins her grandfather, Richard Martindale, in heaven. She is survived by her mother and father, Spencer and Rachel Shaw; her brothers, Brentley and Sailer Shaw; her grandmother, Lisa Martindale and great grandparents Tommy & Joan Harris; grandparents Miguel and Annette Cavas; and her great grandparents Linda & Jack Sipe.
A funeral service will take place at Tyson Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek on January 6. Bailey will not be interred, but cremated and placed alongside her grandfather Richard, who would have loved her dearly. Flowers can be sent to the church or home of Lisa Martindale 713 Red Oak Drive, Siler City, NC 27344.
“We held her in our arms for a little while, but we’ll hold her in our hearts forever.” – unknown
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – A.A. Milne

ETHEL DUNN GAINES
Ethel Dunn Gaines, 96, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.
She was born in Chatham County, NC on September
26, 1920 to Willis and Ila Womble Dunn.
She is survived by four children, Brenda Gaines Harrington (Jim) of Raleigh, NC, Robert Gaines (Mar-garet) of Cary, NC, Willis Wayne Gaines (Susie) of Raleigh, NC, Kevin Gaines (Deb) of Delmar, Maryland and son-in-law, David Dean of Midlothian, VA; grandchildren, Gayle Harrington, Cyndi Cantrell, Mark Gaines, Emily Hartman, Dustin Gaines, Lauren Lombard, Derek Gaines and Emily Ovalle; step-grandchildren, Mandy Alexander, Heather Byers and Benjamin Blase; fifteen great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Gaines; daughter, Joyce Gaines Dean and grandson, James Lee Harrington; three brothers, Alex, Raymond and Wilton Dunn and sister, Virginia Dunn.
Ethel Gaines was a homemaker. She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting and quilting.  She crocheted afghans, bedspreads and tablecloths and quilted at least two quilts for each of her children and grandchildren.
She was an active member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church until failing health prevented her attendance.
Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City from 6:30 – 8:30 Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  The funeral service will be held at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Walker, Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Joey Cantrell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

EARNEST EARLE BEAL
Earnest Earle Beal, 79, of Siler City died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Beal was born in Chatham County on February 25, 1937 the son of Thomas Bailey and Mary Elizabeth (Womble) Beal.  Earnest attended Brookdale Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Harris Lumber Company.
Earnest was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Bailey Beal.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Beal of Durham, Sherry Lynn King of Glendale, Arizona, Kimberly Ann Beal of Phoenix, AZ; one son, David William Beal of Washington; one sister, Faye Frazier of Ramseur; brothers, Jack Beal of Siler City, Thomas Lewis Beal of Arkansas, Tommy Walter Beal of Goldston and James Cecil Beal; sister-in-law, Jean Justice of Liberty; and ten grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral followed Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Roberts officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

January 5, 2017

BOBBY LEE “JAY” BROWN, JR.
Mr. Bobby Lee “Jay” Brown, Jr., 39, of Eagle Springs, died Monday, (12-26-2016) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Services were private.
Jay was born in Pinehurst, November 15, 1977, son of the late Bobby Lee Brown, Sr. and Doris Latham Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Stefanie Brown of the home; two sons, Samuel Maness and William Brown, also of the home; his mother, Doris L. Brown of Eagle Springs; sister, Ashley B. Sloan of Eagle Springs; brothers, Michael Maness of Pinehurst, and Kevin Richardson of Seagrove.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Stefanie Brown,  195 Russell Road  Eagle Springs, N.C.  27242   for the care and education of Samuel and William.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

REBECCA ANN “BECKY” HARDY
Rebecca Ann “Becky” Hardy, 81, of Lillington died Friday (12-23-2016) at her home.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garland Smith officiating, with burial following in the Cool Springs U.M.C. cemetery.
Mrs. Hardy was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Franklin Pat Hall and Ethel Thomas Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lee Hardy, sons, Jerry Lynn Hardy, Harvey Lynn Hardy, daughter, Annie Hardy Richardson and a granddaughter.
Survivors include daughters, Peggy Hardy Kennison of Sanford, Pansy Hardy Byrd of Lillington; sons, David Lee Hardy of Sanford, Terry Glen Hardy of Siler City; sister, Ruth Berryman of Sanford; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Online condolences can be made at www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

ASHLEY NICOLE MOORE
Ms. Ashley Nicole Moore, 34 of  Pittsboro passed away on Sunday, (12-25-2016) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, (01-03-2017) at
Knotts Funeral Home Chapel.

ELEANORE J. FRANCIS
Eleanore J. Francis, 94, of Pittsboro passed away on Sunday, (12-25-2016).
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.
www.CremationSociety
NC.com.

NANCY CHANG CHAO
Mrs. Nancy Chang Chao, 55, of Chapel Hill, passed away on Sunday, (12-25-2016) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements  are by Knotts Funeral Home.

CHARISMA  SHANTEA HOOPER
Ms. Charisma Shantea Hooper, 29, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (12-27-2016) at her residence.
Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

WILLIAM THOMAS  “TOMMY” GEORGE
William Thomas “Tommy” George, 71, of Moncure died Thursday (12-29-2016) at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (12-31-2016) at the Christian Chapel Church with Rev. Steve Johnson and Rev. George Stallings officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Lee County, he was the son of the late William Ollie George and Gracie Holt George. He was a graduate of Moncure High School, and worked with Stephens Center/Asco Builders in Raleigh. He was a member of Christian Chapel Church where he served as a trustee and was a member of the Christian Chapel Men’s Group. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bonnie George and brothers Billy and Sam George.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Dickens George of the home; daughter, Angie George Harris of Moncure; son, Chris George of Moncure; sisters, Carolyn Joyce Hearn and Betty Jean Goodwin, both of New Hill; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Christian Chapel Church Men’s Group, c/o Nick Wicker, 2238 NC Hwy 42, Moncure, NC 27559.
Make online condolencres at: www.smithfuneral
homebroadway.com.

  JOHNNY ROSS WILLIAMS
Mr. Johnny R. Willians, 70, of Goldston, passed away on Friday, (12-30-2016) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral service was held at   p.m., Wednesday, (01-04-2017) at Mt. Herman A.M.E. Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Williams, was born March 26, 1946 in Franklin, VA, to the late John Henry Williams and Marion Delivera Guthrie Williams.  He was educated and graduated at J. S. Waters School in Goldston. He later attended Central Carolina Technical Institute and studied Auto Mechanics. He retired from UNC Hospitals in 2009. Ross was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Williams, a sister, Carol Brent Williams, and a son Daryl Murdock.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Hildred Durham Williams; daughter, Andrea Hanner of Greensboro; son, Donald McIntosh of Bear Creek; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, his mother Marion Guthrie Williams of Sanford; and sister, Sandra Tysor of Goldston;

DIAN WHITEHURST GODFREY
Dian Whitehurst Godfrey, 67, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, (12-29-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral took place Monday,(01-02-2017) at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Ashley and Pastor Eugene Ussery presiding.  Burial followed in the New Life Fellowship Church cemetery.
Mrs. Godfrey was born on June 10, 1949, in Washington, to the late William Whitehurst and Janet Barnes Whitehurst Woodley.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Godfrey and a son Wade Godfrey, Jr.  She worked as a LPN for Lee County Hospital and Central Carolina Hospital prior to her retirement.
Survivors include her step-father, Bobby Woodley of Goldsboro; daughters, Karen Godfrey Ashley of Sanford and Beverly A Godfrey of Sanford; brother, Charles Whitehurst of PineTown; sister, Annette Wicker of Goldsboro; and half-sister, Angela Cahoon of Columbia;  three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

BESSIE GERTRUDE DEATON
Ms. Bessie Gertrude Deaton, 92, of Seagrove, died Thursday, (12-29-2016).
There was a chapel service at 12 noon at Joyce Brady Chapel, with graveside service at Randolph Memorial Park.
She is survived by her children, Bobby Steve Deaton, Betty Gray, and Maxine Ayers; brother, Cecil Gatlin; seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Vernie Deaton, parents Fulton and Lillie Cox Gatlin, sisters Ruby Kiser and Sue Brady, and brothers Eugene, Colon, David, and Recil Gatlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Riverside Baptist Church, or Antioch Christian Church of Seagrove, N.C.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

NELLIE LOUISE LYTLE HENNINGS
Nellie Louise Lytle Hennings, 67, of Sanford, died Monday, (01-02-2017) at her residence.
The funeral was held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Wed., (01-04-2017), at 2 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Ussery and Pastor John Chavis officiating.  Burial followed in the Union Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Hennings was born in Buncombe County, on July 12, 1949 to the late James Logan Lytle and Eva Whitaker Lytle.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Hall.  She worked for Maxway as a Data Entry Supervisor prior to retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Grover Hennings of the home; a son, Bryan Franklin Hennings of Sanford; and a brother, Jimmy Lytle of Carthage.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 1 to funeral hour.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

ELMA CHRISTINE PEOPLES
Mrs. Elma Christine Peoples, age 89 of Pittsboro, passed on Wednesday, (12-28-2016) at her residence.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m.  Monday, (01-02-2017) at Union Grove AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

  ELLSWORTH F. HERTZOG, JR.
Mr. Ellsworth Fredrick Hertzog Jr., 53, of Seagrove,  died Saturday, (12-31-2016) at his home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (01-04-2017), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with Rev. Don Edwards presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Ellsworth was born in Nyack, N.Y. in 1963. He was an Army veteran, working most recently as a correctional officer. He is preceded in death by parents Ellsworth Fredrick Hertzog Sr. and Christine Stalter Conklin, as well as Step-mother, Ella Hertzog and sister, Donna Lisa Hertzog.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Williams Hertzog; son, Nathaniel Hertzog; daughter, Danielle Hertzog; stepson Matthew Williams; sisters, Bonnie McKenna and Wendy Hertzog; and half-brother, William Oatman.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Ellsworth’s memory, to Pleasant Grove Christian Church/ Roofing Fund      5946 Pleasant Grove Church Rd. Bennett, N.C.  27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

DR. ERASTUS SMITH, JR.
Dr. Erastus Smith, Jr., 69, of Sanford died Friday, (12-30-2016) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, (01-02-2017)at First Calvary Baptist Church.
Dr. Smith Jr., was born April 18, 1947 in Wilson, to the late Erastus Smith, Sr. and Aislee Smith.
He was a graduate of Livingston College, Salisbury, with a B .S. Degree in Chemistry. In 1973 he received his M.D. Degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Erastus had a viable medical practice in Internal Medicine in Sanford until his death. He was member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Bible Study, Sunday school and Worship Service. He served on the Spotlight newsletter Staff for many years writing articles on health and or social issues. He was also a part of the health ministry of the church. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Asilee Smith Graham, Denise L. Smith and one brother, Oliver W. Smith.
Surviving is his wife of twenty-five years, Linda A. Smith of the home; daughters, Tanisia Smith of Baltimore, MD, Andrea Blount of Charlotte, Allessandra Lowery of Greenville, and Tasheima Townsend of Clayton; sons, Erastus Smith III of Covington,GA and Davin Smith of Dumfries, VA; and six grandchildren.

BARBARA ANN LEWIS JOHNSON
Barbara Ann Lewis Johnson, 83, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, (12-29-2016), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The memorial service will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Sat,(01-07-2017), at 5 p.m. with Brother Ruben Vanderduim presiding.
Ms. Johnson was born on Sept. 29, 1933, in Aiken, SC, to the late Mack Lewis and Dwyre Goodrich Cleckley Lewis.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Carter and grandson, Patrick Carlyle.  Ms. Johnson was a retired LPN.
She is survived by her sons, John F. Stuttz of Sanford, Hans K. Stuttz of Sanford and Franz Erik Stuttz of Spartenburg, SC; and daughter, Heidi Stuttz of Mooresville; sister, Sharon Lewis of Asheville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JEAN THOMAS PHILLIPS
Betty Jean Thomas Phillips, 86, of Benji Williams Road, Staley died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Chatham Hospital.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Chatham County on March 2, 1930 the daughter of Thomas Jesse and Georgia (Jennings) Thomas.  Betty was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church where she had served as church treasurer and was a member of the Senior Ladies and Men’s Sunday School Class.  She was active in other church activities.  Betty had been employed as sales manager at Hadley Peoples Manufacturing.  Betty enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie M. Phillips; brothers, James Don Thomas and Bill Thomas; grandson, Shane Isley; son-in-law, Spurgeon “Sonny” Isley.
Betty is survived by two daughters: Pam P. Isley of Liberty, Anne P. Cargill and husband, Robert of Greenville, NC; one sister: Helen Beck and husband, Welford of Siler City; grandchildren, Kristen Wu, Jordan Breuer, Kaitlyn Cargill, and Jessica Brown; great-grandchildren, Nina, Emerson, Lucy, Maximus and Austin and a special lifelong friend, Polly Willett of Cary.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, NC.  The funeral will follow Thursday at 3 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LUTHER “LUKE” PENDER
Luther “Luke” Pender, age 68, of Pittsboro, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at UNC Hospitals. Luke served our country in the United States Army serving in Vietnam. He was a member of Hanks Chapel UCC where he was a former deacon.
Luke was born in Nash County on May 2, 1948 to the late Jennings Bryant Pender and Helen Horton Haithcock. He was also preceded in death by step-father Bud Haithcock.
Surviving relatives include his wife Wanda Jones Pender; two daughters, Michelle Wilkie and husband Jeff of Holly Springs, Ashley Bogan and husband Terry of Pittsboro; son, Douglas Pender of Durham; brothers, Ed Haithcock of Chapel Hill, Clay Haithcock of Chapel Hill; sister, April Pender of Florida; five grandchildren, Jason Wilkie, Aaron Wilkie, Eli Wilkie, Sara Weaver, and Noah Bogan.
The family received friends Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. A memorial service was held Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ with Military Rites and Rev. Bob Wachs presiding and Rev. Charlene Guider.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to VFW Post 7313, Joe Wagner Post, P.O. Box 1775, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

  DAVID SOWELL
David Sowell, 52, of Pittsboro, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City. The family received friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.
David was the son of the late Shelton and Joannie Sue Williams Sowell; and predeceased by his first wife, Diana Lea Sowell; and brother, Raymond Purdom.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Sowell; sons, Henry Lee Sowell (Charity) of Fredericksburg, VA, Richard Alvine Sowell (Diana) of Fuquay Varina, NC; step-daughter, Minna Henderson of Wise, NC; step-son Daniel Tillotson (Mandy) of Stovall, NC; sister, Dee Dee Robles; brothers, J J Purdom, Paul Purdom; granddaughter, Ava Lea Sowell;  grandsons, Gabriel Sowell, Elijah Sowell, Shane Tillotson, and Aiden Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in David’s honor.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Sowell family.

MYRTLE ELLEN BEANE STEPHENS
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Beane Stephens, 89, of Charlotte, formerly of Siler City, died January 1, 2017. A memorial service, to celebrate her life, was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Plainfield Friends Meeting. Visitation began
at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Stephens was born on February 14, 1927. Valedictorian of her class, she was recruited by Mr. C.C. Brewer, to work at Chatham Bank. She married Walter Bruton Stephens, who preceded her in death, in 1997. Her grandson, Collie Wayne Mendenhall passed away in 1971. Mrs. Stephens is survived by three children, Shirley Stephens Mendenhall of Charlotte, Brenda Kay Stephens of Durham, and Barry Stephens of Snow Camp.
She has six grandchildren, Caroline Mendenhall of Charlotte, Justin Mendenhall of Charlotte, Grayson Mendenhall and his wife Megan of Durham, Myriah Earhart and husband Chris of Mebane, Brittany Stephens of Snow Camp, and Elijah Stephens of Canton, Georgia.
She is blessed with four great-grandchildren, Maddy Laneve of Charlotte, Caedon Phoenix Weaver, Elena Daisy Mendenhall, and Karl J. Mendenhall II of Durham. She will also be greatly missed by her friend and caregiver, Wanda Teague.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Plainfield Friends Meeting.
Arrangements by Smith and Buckner Funeral Service.

EVA BURGESS KIRKMAN THOMPSON
Eva Burgess Kirkman Thompson, 91, of Siler City died Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Randolph County on February 13, 1925, the daughter of Wesley M. and Fleta (Saunders) Burgess.  Eva had been employed by A J Schneirerson and Sons in the pattern department and attended Kildee Wesleyan Church.  Eva was an avid Carolina fan, enjoyed NASCAR and watching wildlife.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Kirkman and Harold I. Thompson; a daughter, Jackie Ann Kirkman and her parents.
Eva is survived by one daughter, Brenda Louise Kirkman of Siler City; one son, Wade J. Kirkman, Jr. and wife, Tammy of Goldston;  one grandson, Jonathan Hensley and wife, Ashley of Goldston.
The family received friends Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and at other times at the home of Wade Kirkman, 1729 North Main Street, Goldston.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Goldston Fire Department, P O Box 432, Goldston, NC  27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

WILLYNE B. SCOTT
Anderson, SC – Willyne B. Scott, age 95, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Abbeville Nursing Home.
Born in Oconee, SC on June 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jessie L. Anderson and the late Mamie Anderson. She worked as a weaver in textiles and was a member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek, NC.
She is survived by her son, Roy Butler, Jr. (Brenda), Lynn Butler (Brenda), both of Anderson, SC; daughter, Susan Stephens (Dave) of Cassville, GA; step-daughters, Fran Webster (Ben) and Phyllis Crissman (Lynn), both of Bear Creek, NC; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Carl Scott; and her first husband Roy Butler, Sr., who passed away in 1985.
The funeral service was held in the Chapel of the McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. with the Reverend Jerry Parnell officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial park.
The family received friends at the funeral home, prior to the service on Sunday, January 1 from 2 until 3 p.m. At other time, the family was at the home of Lynn Butler, 1021 Due West Hwy., Anderson, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; of the Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
A message of condlence may be sent by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneral home.com. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC.

GEORGE ALLENDENSON
George Allen Densonwas born in Sanford,NC, July 29, 1966 anddied December 10,
2016He was Director ofPhotography for theFireball Run TV series.He was also the TV
host of his own showcalled Hot Rods,Customs and Classics.He had black belts in
Martial Arts, Jiu-jitsu,Tae Kwon do. Georgeloved mentoring andteaching kids karate.
Preceded in deatby both parents, JohnDenson, Jr. and EvelynDensonHe is survived by his
siblings, John Denson,Mary Denson andFrancis Garrett.The Celebration
of Life will beheld in Sanford,NC at the MooseLodge on Saturday, January 7 at 2 p.m.

OBITUARIES January 5, 2017