Obituaries

February 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 December 31, 2015

JENNY LIND HOLT GUTHRIE
Jenny Lind Holt Guthrie, 55, of Rockingham died Friday, December 25, 2015.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, (12-29-2015)  at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Guthrie was born in Chatham County on November 2, 1960, and was the daughter of Odeal Bathey (Milo) Holt and Frankie Gilmore Holt Flippin. She was preceded in death by her father,
She is survived by one daughter, Kelly Nicole Guthrie of West End; son, Michael Sean Guthrie of Lexington; her mother, Frankie Gilmore Holt Flippin of Rockingham; and five grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MARY ANNETTE TYSON
Ms. Mary Annette Tyson, 58, of Bear Creek, passed away Saturday (12-26-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chatham Hill.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, (12-30-2015) at Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford with burial in the church cemetery.
Ms. Tyson was born April 17, 1957 to the late Alton Hoover and Dorothy McLeod Tyson in Chatham County.
A member of Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she was known for her involvement, expecially with the soul food dinner during Black History Month and Christmas programs. She was a graduate of Chatham Central High School and Alamance Community College. She worked at UNC Chapel HIll for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eugenia Mae, nephew, Moranto Williams and niece, Khadijah Chesney.
Survivors include  a son, Britton D. Tyson, one grandchild; siblings, Doris Ann, Deborah Kaye, pamela Jean, Jacqueline Lynne, Ronnie Allen and Rodney Alton.

WALTER HART, JR.
Mr. Walter Hart, Jr., 58, of Bear Creek passed away Monday (12-21-2015) at his home.
Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, (12-27-2015) at Union Grove AME Zion Church
Mr. Hart was the son of Mary Hart and the late Walter Hart. He was born November 20, 1957. He attended Durham Public Schools and graduated from Hillside High School. He attended Durham Technical Community College and later graduated from Bull City Barber College. He was a  well-known barber at the North Carolina Central Univeristy Barbershop. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter G. Hart and a sister, Diane Ragin.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Izetta Hart; children, Brandy Hinton of VA, Derrick Joyner and SaQuan Hart of Durham, Kimberly Joyner and Lynette Barrett, both of Durham; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

MELVIA ALSTON DARK
Mrs. Melvia Alston Dark, 89, of Siler City died Thursday, (11-24-2015) at Siler City Center.
Funeral service was held Tuesday (12-29-2015 at 2 p.m. at Burnette Chapel U.C.C. in Graham., with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Dark was a member of Burnette Chapel U.C.C. where she served as a missionary, deaconess, usher and member of the choir.
Survivors include sisters, Alvater Burnett of Carrboro, Mary Milliken of Pittsboro; brothers, Leon Alston of Pittsboro and Raymond Alston of Siler City.

LARRY JOE “DOBY” JOHNSON
Larry Joe Johnson, “Doby”, 74, of Staley died Tuesday, (12-22-2015) at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on November 7, 1941, the son of Emery Jewel and Lila (Cook) Johnson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Frances Burgett, Mildred Lineberry, Jewel Lineberry, and brother, Clay Van Johnson. He was employed by Chatham Foods as a truck driver.
There are no immediate
survivors.

RECIL RAY GATLIN
Mr. Recil Ray Gatlin, 76, of Asheboro, died Friday, (12-25-2015) at the Randolph Hospice in Asheboro.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, (12-29-2015), at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Bennett, with Rev. Gerald Hussey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Recil was born in Randolph County,  in 1939, son of the late Frank Fulton Gatlin and Lillie Emma Cox. He retired from Keyser Roth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and his wife, Nettie Purvis Gatlin.
He is survived by two sisters, Bessie Deaton, Ruby Kiser, and one brother, Cecil Clay Gatlin, all of Seagrove
The family requests in addition to flowers, that donations be made to Mt. Zion U.M.C.,   8616 Curtis Powers Road,   Bennett, N.C. 27208 or a charity of one’s choice.
Make online condolences at:  www.joycebrady
chapel.com.

WILLIAM “BILLY” P. FALLIN, JR.
William “Billy” P. Fallin, Jr., 63, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, (12-24-2015).
Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation are handling arrangements. www.walk ersfuneralservice.com.

LOIS JEAN PRUITT BELLOMY
Lois Jean Pruitt Bellomy, 82, of Godwin, died Saturday, (12-26-2015).
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (12-29-2015), at 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel in Sanford.
Mrs. Bellomy was born in Bartley, WV to the late Charles Dewey Pruitt and Nellie Brooks Pruitt.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Bobby Presley; daughters, Billie Jean Bellomy, Tammy Presley Dawson; a sister, Lula “Petie” White; brothers, Dennis Pruitt and Randy Pruitt.
She is survived by a son, Charles Presley of Godwin; daughters, Sissie Presley Smith of Cameron, Ruth Presley Solberg of Cameron; brothers, Bud Pruitt of Chesapeake, VA, Douglas Pruitt of KY, Richard Pruitt of Princeton, WV; sisters Nancy Church of Clearwater, FL, Sandra Allen of Sanford and Barbara Williams of Sanford; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

GERALD ALAN BROWN
Mr. Gerald Alan Brown, 51, of Carthage, died Tuesday, (12-22-2015), at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
The funeral was held at 12 noon on Saturday, (12-26-2015) at Central Baptist Temple with Rev. Mike Oldham officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
Mr. Brown was born in Fort Dix, NJ on December 18, 1964, to Geraldine Tolley Brown and to the late Alves Collins Brown.  He was a construction superintendent for Sexton Construction Company.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Cook Brown; his mother, Geraldine Tolley Brown of Madison; stepfather, Donald J. Kidder, Sr.;  a daughter, Anna B. Hoel of Sanford; brothers, Donald J. Kidder, Jr. of Newland, Dale Lee Kidder of Zionville; sisters, Tami Lorraine Brown of Whitsett, Deborah Harmon of Morrisville; and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gerald Alan Brown Funeral Fund, c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, N.C.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
ronfuneralhome.com.

JOHN ROBERT IAQUINTA
John Robert Iaquinta, 78, of Cary in Chatham County died Tuesday, (12-22-2015. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society NC.      www.Cremation
SocietyNC.com.

BILLY JOE MOORE
Billy Joe Moore, 86, of Sanford, died Monday, (12-28-2015) at his home.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (12-31-2015) at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Ernest Hinson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Buffalo Cemetery with full military rites.
Mr. Moore was born in Bridgeport, AL on August 6, 1929 to the late Lester Moore and Avis Pursley Moore.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Atentico Moore.  He was retired from the US Army as an E-7/SFC motor pool supervisor.
He is survived by three sons, Charles Moore of Tramway, Ernest Moore and Craig Moore, both of Swann Station; a daughter, Dianne O’Briant of Florida; four grandchildren,  five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (12-30-2015) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
ronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM EDWIN BURGESS, SR.
William Edwin Burgess, Sr., 76, formerly of Chatham County, passed
away Tuesday, (12-22-2015)at Carteret Healthcare Medical Center in Morehead City.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (12-30-2015) at Lystra Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at the church from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Mr. Burgess was born November 14, 1939 to the late Walter Lee Burgess, Sr., and Dottie Eugenia Bennett Burgess.He retired from UNC. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Walter Lee Burgess, Jr. and Tony Earl Burgess.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Joyce Churchill Burgess; sons, William ‘Bill’ Burgess, Jr. and Kenneth Wayne Burgess;  sister, Beth Morton; three grandchildren and sevengreat-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, make contributions to: TheWounded Warrior Project,
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

ARTHUR BLYSTONE
Arthur Blystone of Sanford died Monday (12-28-2015) at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Bridges-cameron Funeral Home, Inc.
Make online condolences at:  www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com

FRANCES GRIFFIN ROBBINS
Frances Griffin Robbins, 90, of Siler City died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mrs. Robbins was born in Chatham County on December 31, 1924, the daughter of Fred and Sally (Lowe) Griffin.  She was a member of the Siler City Presbyterian Church where she had served as a Deacon, member of the choir and served as coordinator of the monthly breakfast. Frances retired from Kellwood Company after more than 50 years of service.  She enjoyed long walks and singing gospel music.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Robbins; her parents; sisters, Ailene Lambert, Edith P. Moore; half-sister and brothers, Cloyce Poe, Jack Pickard and Jerry Pickard; step-sister and brothers, Ruby Blair, Doug Pickard, Butch Pickard, Howard Pickard,
She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Robbins Patman and husband Bill of Seven Lakes, NC; granddaughter, Jennifer Pritchett and husband Jason of Atlanta; two great-grandchildren, Pierce and Lane; and cousin, Kenneth McPherson.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 West 3rd Street, Siler City, NC.  The funeral will follow at 12 Noon at Siler City Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sue Flippin and Rev. Richard LaDew officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siler City Presbyterian Church.

RUSSELL WILLIAM STAPLES
Russell William Staples, 60, went home to the Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at UNC hospital after a long illness.
Russell was born in Readfield, Maine in 1955, the son of Alice and Burton Staples. He worked as a roofer most of his life and was the owner/operator of Rainproof Roofing Company in Pittsboro/Chapel Hill.
Russell was known for his passion for deer hunting, fishing, and love of nature. He enjoyed adventure and traveling and lived in Alaska, Arizona, West Virginia, and Florida before settling in North Carolina in 1983.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Danny Staples and Wayne Staples.
Surviving are his two sons, Chad Staples and partner Allison Taylor of Efland, NC and Sidney Staples and wife Jennifer of Selma, NC; sister Nancy Bosse and husband Richard of Leeds, Maine; sister, Helen Cunningham and husband Ronnie of Augusta, Maine; brother, Allen Staples and wife Debbie of Readfield, Maine; brother, Ray Staples of Roxboro, NC; ex-wife and dear friend Barbara Terry and husband Rick of Haw River, NC.
A celebration of his life and a toast to Russell will
be held January 9th from 4-6 p.m. and we will contact his friends with the location.

CHRISTOPHER PERRY FIELDS
Christopher Perry Fields passed away at his residence on December 25, 2015. Born April 30, 1955, Chris was a life-long resident of Siler City, a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School (1973), and Central Carolina Community College (1988). Chris was a member and past master of Siler City Masonic Lodge #403 A.F. & A.M.  He retired from TriPath Imaging, where he worked as an electronics engineer. Throughout his life he loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Jerry L. Fields; paternal grandparents, Norton and Leona Pickett Fields; and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Mattie Langley Stuart.
Survivors are wife, Marsha Dixon Fields; mother, Frances Stuart Fields; brother, Stuart Fields (Beverly); nieces, Ashley Fields (Jeff), Amy Gray (Matthew), Anna and Sarah Dixon; brother-in-law, Skip Dixon (Susan); and pet companions, Rip and Cat.
Memorial services were held Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. with Chaplain Nate Worn of Duke Hospice officiating.  Visitation was from 2 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704 or to Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), P O Box 610 Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

 

 December 24, 2015

JEWEL TEAGUE HALL
Jewel Teague Hall, 70, of Burlington, died Saturday, (12-19-2015) at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington.
The funeral was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Craig Cassady officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hall was born in Chatham County on December 25, 1944, the daughter of Grady and Roberta (Brown) Teague.  She had been employed in a nursing home helping others and she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dwight Hall; son, Keith Hall; grandchildren, Logan Hall, Lindsay Hall; her parents; brothers, Grady Teague, Jr. and Richard Wayne Teague.
She is survived by four sons: Kenneth Dwight Hall of Pittsboro, Jeff Scott Hall and Robert Craig Hall, both of Burlington, Timothy Lee Hall of Mebane; sisters, Nell Caudle of McLeansville, Joyce Branson of Bear Creek, Hilda Spivey of Pittsboro; and thirteen grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (12-23-2015) from 10 – 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.pugh funeralhome.com

BRIAN ASHLEY WEAVER
Brian Ashley Weaver, 39, of Pittsboro, died Friday (12-18-2015) at his home.
The funeral was held Monday (12-21-2015) at 11 a.m.  at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Weaver was born in Person County on February 22, 1976 to James (Jimmy) Thomas Weaver, Jr. and Deborah Oliver Weaver.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, Flynt and Virginia Oliver.
Surviving relatives include daughter, Sara Ashton Weaver of the home; brother, CJ Weaver of Mt. Olive; and sister, Katherine Weaver Scott of Durham.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to The Lee/Chatham ALS ride, www.ALScharityride.com.
Condolences may be made at www.donald
sonfunerals.com.

MARY ANN HALL LEE SHEFFLER
Mary Ann Hall Lee Sheffler, 66, of Sanford, died Thursday, (12-17-2015)at Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial service was held Monday, (12-21-2015), at 1 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home  Chapel with Chaplin Joel Cameron officiating.
Mrs. Sheffler was born in Waverly, TN to the late Johnny and Frances Hall.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Thomas Lee and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by sons, Thomas Wayne Lee and Richard Douglas Lee, both of Sanford; a daughter,  Angela Michelle Lee of Sanford; brothers, Dickie Hall of Washington, Roy Hall and Robert Hall, both of TN; sisters, Gail, Brenda and Rita Hall, all of TN; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

JAMES “JIMMY”  NELSON SMITH
James “Jimmy” Nelson Smith, 66, of Carthage, died Friday, (12-18-2015) at FirstHealth of the Carolinas.
The funeral was held Monday, (12-21-2015) at 3 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial followed in the Center UMC cemetery.
Jimmy was born in Lee County on July 27, 1949 to the late Hallie Curtis Smith and Ruby Lee Smith.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Pete Smith and William B Smith.  He was a veteran of the US Army in Vietnam and was employed by Sanford Fire Department for eleven years and the Moore County Sheriff Department for18 years where he retired.
Surviving is his wife, Helen Joyce Stone Smith of the home; sons, Howard Craig Smith of Sanford, Jason Dean Smith of Broadway; a daughter, Melissa Ann Ton of New York; brothers, Lloyd Anthony Smith and Robert Curtis Smith, both of Sanford; sisters, Barbara Ann Morton of Sanford, Shirley Smith Herbin of Greensboro; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to The Patriot Guard, www.patriotguard.org.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM TIMOTHY “TIM” LOVICK
William Timothy “Tim” Lovick, 54, of Sanford, died Saturday, (12-19-2015), at UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hil.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ELEANOR MARIE HAMMILL
Eleanor Marie Hammill, 97, of Chapel Hill in Chatham County died Monday, (12-21-2015).
Arrangements are under the care of the Cremation Society of N.C.     www.CreationSocietyNC.com.

 IDA WOODELL MOOSE SMITH
Ida Woodell Moose Smith, 91, of Siler City died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her residence.
Mrs. Smith was born in Guilford County on June 27, 1924, the daughter of Roy Johnson and Ida (Woodell) Moose.  She had worked as a secretary at Siler City Mills and she and her husband, William Roland Smith, were the former owners/operators of B & I Oil Company.  Ida was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City where she was a member of the church choir with over 50 years of service, the hand bell choir, the Philathea Sunday School Class, Joy Group, and had worked with the youth group and served with various other committees.  She enjoyed playing bridge and leading a flexercise class at the church.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters, Frances Moose Edens, Emily Moose Williams; brother, Roy Johnson Moose, Jr.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Cornelia Buckner and Della Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The funeral followed Saturday, December 19,  2015 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund or the music ministry, PO Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM JOHN “JOHNNY” WELCH
William John “Johnny” Welch, 67, of Siler City died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Siler City Center, Siler City.
Mr. Welch was born March 15, 1948, the son of Carl Levi and Pearl Brewer Welch. Johnny was employed as a construction worker, loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter.  He was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Carol “Tootsie” Perry, Judy Preslar and Carlene Stevens.
He is survived by sister, Nanci Evans and husband, Ron of Siler City; cousin, Sue Perry and husband, Charles of Bear Creek; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev Frank Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Brush Creek Baptist Church.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. On line condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JUANITA COOPER PHILLIPS
Juanita Cooper Phillips, 89, of Bear Creek died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Tara Plantation, Carthage with her children by her side.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Hyman, South Carolina on October 31, 1926 the daughter of Christopher C. and Annie (Prosser) Cooper.  Juanita was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  She loved to cook for her family and friends but her greatest pleasure was fishing.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Phillips; an infant daughter, Georgia Carol; one grandson; her parents; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Annie Scott and husband, Mike of Pinehurst, Annette Underwood and husband, Gordon Schillenger of Greensboro, Martha Harris and husband, Lynn of West End; one son, Merle Phillips and wife, Patricia of Siler City; one brother, Jimmy Cooper and wife, Betty of Monks Corner, SC; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and so many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
The family received friends Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.  Burial followed in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC  28374 or Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Make online condolences at:   www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BOBBY REID  PENDERGRAPH
Bobby Reid Pendergraph, age 75, of Pittsboro died Friday December 18, 2015 at his home. Mr.Pendergraph was the Assistant Fire Chief for Chapel Hill Fire Department for 28 years.
Mr. Pendergraph was born in Orange County on December 6, 1940 to the late Joseph Bynn Pendergraph and Ada Whitted Pendergraph. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Joe Pendergraph and Leonard Pendergraph; sisters, Ruby Bagwell, Agnes Porter, Artelia Watkins, and Lovey Riley.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Theo Blackwood Pendergraph of the home; sons, Terry Pendergraph and Kevin Pendergraph, both of Pittsboro; daughter, Tracy Pendergraph of Pittsboro;  brother, Frank Pendergraph of Durham; sister, Julie Morris of Durham; three grandchildren, Brittany and Mikayla Pendergraph, Brandon Moore, one great-grandchild, Caleb Holmes; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. The funeral was held Monday, December 21, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Foust and Pastor Albert Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Westwood Cemetery.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Billy Breeden, Pastor Albert Williams, and the Chapel Hill Fire Department.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to The National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

ROGER DAVID JOHNSON
Roger David Johnson, 54, of Carrboro died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his residence.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on May 5, 1961, the son of Porter W. and Virginia (Brafford) Johnson. His home church was First Wesleyan Church of Siler City. He was a sales associate with The Ink Spot in Carrboro.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and “Daddy’s special four legged girl, Daisy”.
He is survived by one sister, Vivian Johnson of Siler City; his best friend, Glyn Folk; several cousins; and aunts, Elsie Jones and Lois Brafford.
The family received friends Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church, 608 North 3rd Avenue Siler City.  The funeral followed Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Don Southern officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, a special memorial fund will be set up to assist the family.  Please mail donations to First Wesleyan Church, 608 North Third Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

December 17, 2015

CAROLYN BRIM
Ms. Carolyn Brim, 53, of Bear Creek passed away on Saturday, (12-05-2015) at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, (12-10-2015) at 2 p.m. at Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. No wake is scheduled.
Carolyn was born August 25, 1962 to Paul Goldston and Mary Peoples Goldston in Chapel Hill. She was educated in the Chatham County School System. She was employed as a cook at Pittsboro Christian Village for over 20 years, and was a member of Taylor’s chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was on the usher board. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brim, her father, Paul Goldston, a brother, Nathaniel Goldston.
Survivors include her children, Stacy Bright; Brandon Brim, Bianca Brim; two granddaughters; her mother, Mary Goldston; brothers, Raymond Goldston, Johnny Lee Goldston, Robert Goldston; sisters, Annie Mae Brim, Mary Lou Brower, Edna Womble, and Elizabeth Headen.

HERBERT WILTON POWERS
Herbert Wilton Powers of Bennett passed away Monday, (12-07-2015) at Brookdale Senior Living in Asheboro.
Funeral services were held Thursday, (12-10-2015) at 2 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and Ricky Sessoms  officiating.
Wilton was born in 1928 in Moore County, son of the late Charles Herbert and Sarah Purvis Powers. He graduated from Wake Forest University earning a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. He retired as a teacher with Moore County schools, having taught at Elise and North Moore High School. As a member of Bennett Baptist he served as a Deacon, choir member, Sunday School teacher, as well as Superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his wife Anne Sheffield Powers, siblings, Clinton Powers, Vida Powers Davis and Beuna Powers Phillips.
He is survived by daughters, Angela Miles of Hilton Head, S.C., Teresa Phillips of Carthage, Sheila Sessoms of Coleridge, Marlene Kennedy of High Falls; sons, Doug Powers of Bennett,  Jonathan Powers of Cary; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorials be made in Wilton’s memory to Liberty Homecare and Hospice, 401 E. Third Street Siler City, N.C. 27344  or Bennett Baptist Church  P.O. Box 91, Bennett, N.C. 27208.
Make online condolences at:  www.joycebrady
chapel.com.

CARSON FISHER FERGUSON
Carson Fisher Ferguson, 5 months, passed away Sunday (12-06-2015) at UNC Hospitals.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, (12-12-2015) at 2 p.m. at the Haywood Independent Bible Church with Rev. Benny Oakes officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Carson was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Ella Gentry Smith, Mae Crutchfield Poe, Arthur M. Poe, Sr.; great-great-grandparents, Ann R. Bushong, Neva D. Meier and Arthur Meier.
Carson was born June 22, 2015, the son of Jeffrey Scott Ferguson, Jr. and Colleen Karson Oldham Ferguson, who survive, along with grandparents, David Carson Oldham and Donna Smith Oldham of Moncure, Aimee Meier  of Waldorf, MD; great-grandparents,  Nancy Poe Oldham of Moncure, Desmond G. Smith, Sr. of Moncure, Terry and Connie Meier of Waynesboro, PA; great-great-grandfather, Ralph Bushong of Kinston.
Online condolences may be made at: www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

THELMA P. BRANSON
Thelma Phillips Branson, 91, of Bennett, died Wednesday, (12-09-2015) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, (12-12-2015), at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider officiating.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Branson was a native of Stanley County, a homemaker, and a member of Bennett Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kidd, sons, Bobby Lee Kidd and Kenneth Eugene Kidd, parents, Grover C. and Selena Myrick Phillips, brothers, Woodrow, Jennings, Talmadge, Pate, Robert, Ray,  and Howard Phillips, sisters, Edna P. Winfield, Angie P. Moody, Sarah L. Phillips, and Alma Garner.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Kidd English of Hoffman; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made online at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to: Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208.

MATTHEW MICHAEL BISSON
Matthew Michael Bisson, 28, of Siler City, passed away Thursday,  (12-10-2015).
Born in Summerville, he was the son of Marlene Singer and the late Michael Bisson. He graduated from Summerville High School. Matt was currently studying Homeland Security and Emergency Management at Post University in N.C. He was a member of the Army National Guard and worked as a driver for FedEx.
He is survived by his mother, Marlene Singer of Goose Creek; brother, Jason Bisson of Summerville; sister, Alexandria Stanfield of Cottageville; and stepmother, Barbara Bennett of Summerville.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, (12-15-2015) at 2 p.m. in McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel.  Burial will follow in Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens, Moncks Corner.
Expressions of sympathy can be submitted or viewed online at www.mcalister-smith.com.

FELICIA NORMAN GRAHAM WALTERS
Felicia Norman Graham Walters, 90, of Cameron, died Friday, (12-11-2015), at her home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, (12-13-2015), at the Cameron Church Cemetery with Rev. William Mitchell officiating.
Mrs. Walters was born in Lee County, on September 12, 1925, to the late Alfred Aldrich Graham and Bessie Ina Norman Graham.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Walters and a sister Nellie Graham Smith. Mrs. Walters was a corporate accountant with Celanese Corp and a member of the Cameron United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, John B Walters, Jr of Cameron; daughter, Sarah Linda Young of Sumter, SC; brother, Alfred A. Graham Jr of Carthage; a sister, Vera Jewell Graham of Carthage; three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cameron United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges cameronfuneralhome.com.

VELMA LEE BROWN WELCH
Mrs. Velma Lee Brown Welch, 86, of Bennett,  died Monday, (12-14-2015) at the Coventry House in Siler City.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (12-17-2015) at the Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and John Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service.
Velma was born in Randolph County in 1929, daughter of the late Albert Stacey Brown and Ethel Mae Cox. She retired from the John Plant Company in Ramseur.  A member of Bennett Baptist Church, she was a former Sunday School teacher, Acteens leader and a member of the  Adult Choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nuby Cecil Welch, brothers Glenn, Bill and Larry Brown and one sister, Catherine B. Binkley.
She is survived by her son, Harold N. Welch of Asheboro; sisters, Irene B. McNeill of Ramseur,  Ruby B. Branson and Brenda B. Albright, both of Siler City,  and Linda B. Brown of Asheboro,  brothers, Ronnie Brown and Junior Brown, both of Bennett, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great- great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,   P.O. Box 91,  Bennett, N.C.  27208 or Liberty Home Care and Hospice   P.O. Box 66,  Sanford, N.C. 27331.
Condolences may be  offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

CANDACE COX BONUS
Candace Cox Bonus, 83, of Pittsboro died Thursday (12-10-2015.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Society NC.
www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

CHARLES BARRY BURNS
Charles Barry Burns, 73, passed peacefully sur-
rounded by his family on December 4, 2015. Barry was born on November 16, 1942 in Durham, NC.  He grew up in Chatham County and was a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill after marriage.
Barry was a proud Tar Heel and received his Bachelors in Radiologic Science from UNC as well as his Masters of Science.  He was Board certified in diagnostic radiologic physics and worked for UNC for over 45 years, retiring in 2008. He was a passionate professor whose students called on him for expertise and advice long after graduation, with many becoming lifelong friends with him. Barry was described as a walking textbook by students and professionals because of his ability to recall information and share knowledge freely.
Barry was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the N.C. Governor in 2010 for his service on the N.C. Radiation Protection Commission for 23 years. He was also an active member of the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT) where he held a number of offices, including President, and was honored as Life Member in 1989.  He served on an FDA Advisory Panel, was a delegate to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, co-authored over 20 publications, and taught throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Later in his career, he participated in multiple research projects to enhance imaging to detect breast cancer.  His expertise and constant strive for improvement in mammography screening resulted in better results worldwide for women.
Work alone did not occupy his time; he was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and expert marksman. An incredible cook and entertainer who loved to share his cooking as much as he liked to cook – everything from gourmet to simple. He knew the best restaurants in every community and was a foodie before the term was popular.
Barry is survived by his wife, Anne, of 52 years. He is also survived by his children, Robert and partner Cris Hamer of Alexandria, VA, Karen Burns Grogan and husband Dennis of Dacula, GA; two granddaughters, Madison and Emily Grogan; sister, Candace Burns Burke of Pittsboro; brother-in-law, Phil Poythress of Chapel Hill; and niece Jessica Poythress of Siler City.
The family wishes to thank the outstanding team from Seasons at Southpoint for the thoughtful and attentive care, love and support they showed Anne and Barry as Alzheimer’s ravaged his mind.  The family also wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers from Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell who were dedicated to Barry’s care.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2015 at Damascus Congregational Christian Church, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 to celebrate Barry’s life.  A meal will occur after the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in honor of Charles Barry Burns be made to the Medical Foundation of  NC, Inc. Contributions will be directed by his family to benefit students in the UNC-CH Division of Radiologic Science. Please mail memorials to: Professor Joy Renner, UNC Division of Radiologic Science, CB # 7130, Suite 3050 Bondurant, 321-A South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7130.
Condolences can be left at CremationSocietyNC.com.

JIMMY “RABBIT” ALLEN CAVINESS
Jimmy “Rabbit” Allen Caviness, 65, of Joe Caviness Road, Bear Creek died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center, Durham.
Mr. Caviness was born in Chatham County on March 6, 1950 the son of Joseph Allen and Hilda (Brafford) Caviness.  He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church, attended Edward Hill Friends Meeting and was a retired truck driver with over 43
years of service.  Jimmy was an Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam for which he was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.  He enjoyed working, raising cows, hunting, especially quail and spending time with his family and friends.  He was known for his gift of gab and honest nature.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Merkley Caviness, his parents and a son, James Goodman.
He is survived by his wife, Connie (Hinson) Caviness; one daughter, Sissy Goodman of Cary; step-son, David Chad Jordan and wife, Tasha of Ramseur; step-daughter, Jessica Brooks and husband, Marty of Siler City; grandchildren, Noah Jamison Dunn of St Louis, MO, Noelle Brooke Beattie of Sanford; step-grandchildren, Kayleigh Nicole Brooks of Siler City,  Shelley Grace Brooks of Siler City, Kaleb Austin Brooks of Siler City, and his faithful canine companion, Dolly.
The family received friends Friday, December  11, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting, 92 Ed Leonard Road, Siler City with Pastor Josh Conrad and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

GEORGE BURTON JOHNSON
George Burton Johnson, 81, went into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on September 28, 1934, the son of Samuel O. Johnson and Annie Lee (Massey) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verla Bouldin; and brothers, Baxter and Vernon Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Faydeene Richardson Johnson; daughter, Melynna J. Dowd and husband Jeffrey of Lexington; and a sister, Overa J. Johnson of Graham.
A memorial service was held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenny Black officiating.  Burial followed in Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”  Psalms 116:15
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

December 10, 2015

REV. LARRY SILER
Rev. Larry Siler, 71, of Snow Camp passed away Sunday (11-29-2015) in Burlington.
The funeral service was held Thursday, (12-03-2015) at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Siler City. Burial followed at the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Rev. Siler was born January 12, 1944. He was a graduate of Chatham High School and worked at Carolina Poultry for 43 years. He was a minister, pastoring at Harris Grove, the First Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsboro and Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist in Sanford. He also served the Deep River Missionary Baptist Association.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Frances White Siler of the home; daughter, Tammy Siler Belcher; one grandson; brothers, Gregory McSwain of High Point, Anthony McSwain of Raleigh, E.P. Carter, of New York; sisters, Patricia McSwain of Siler City, Paulette McSwain of High Point, Georgia Hill of Raleigh, Delathea James and Marie Rose McFadden, both of Siler City.
MABEL OVERBY THOMAS
Mrs. Mabel Overby Thomas, 80, of Sanford,  died Friday, (12-04-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (12-08-2015) at 2 p.m.. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Taylor and Rev. Keith Miller officiating.
Mrs. Thomas was born October 5, 1935, in Buffalo Junction, VA, to the late Luddie Ambrose Overby and Idenia Owen Overby.  She was a member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, and  a former administrative assistant with the civil service.    She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Jones Thomas; son, Stephen Jeffrey Thomas of Raleigh; brothers, Ray Overby of  Bella Vista, AR, Larry Overby of Clarksville, VA; and sisters, Jane Yancey and Lucille West both of Buffalo Junction, VA.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.
AMY JOYCE RIDDLE CHORNEY
Mrs. Amey Joyce Riddle Chorney, 70, of Sanford,  died Monday, (11-30-2015), at her home.
The funeral service was held at 7 p.m.Wednesday, (12-02-2015) at the Sanford Church of God with Rev. David Kimbrell officiating.  Burial followed Thursday, (12-03-2015), at 11 a.m. at Jones Chapel United Methodist Cemetery
Mrs. Chorney was born in Lee County,  on April 16, 1945, to the late Oded “Buck” Dewey Riddle and Sarah Catherine “Sadie” Hall Riddle. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Sanford Church of God.   She was preceded in death by brothers, Oded Riddle, Robie Riddle and a sister, Bertie Marie Riddle Poindexter.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Peter Chorney; daughters, Terza “Terri” Stuart of Scotland, Darla Connelly of Sanford; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie Riddle and Edwin Riddle both of Sanford; sisters, Dollie “Dot” Boyd of Georgia, Shelba Jean Rackley of Sanford and Nell Solomon of Georgia.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com
CARL W. “SKIP”  CAVINESS
Mr. Carl W. “Skip” Caviness of Silver Spring, MD passed away Saturday (11-28-2015).
A memorial service was held Saturday (12-05-2015) at 12 noon at Norbeck Community Church.
Carl was born in Siler City, November 3, 1954 to the late Hilda and C.W.
Caviness. He was edu cated in the Washington DC school system, and attended N.C. A&T University.   He worked as an assistant physical therapist for Suburban Hospital, and later, as a Special Education Para Educator and Security team member with Montgomery County Public Schools.He coached football at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years,  Siri; children,Turiya Newsome-Jones, Tiffany Wood, Carla Caviness, Shelly Caviness; sisters, Carolyn L. Caviness, Amelia P. Kelly, Tamara Patterson, Hazel Brooks; brothers, Calvin Caviness, Charles Patterson; and one grandson.
PAUL D. JOHNSON
Paul D. Johnson, 72, of Burlington passed away Thursday, (12-03-2015).
The funeral was held Sunday, (12-06-2015) at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.    Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on January 29, 1943, the son or Eulas M. and Lillie Elmore Johnson.  Paul was a sales representative for Sears for 21 years.  He attended Harvest Hills Church of God in Burlington.     Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son, David P. Johnson; sisters, Magdalene Gaines, Ruby Abee; brothers, Rexford, Herman and Herbert Johnson.
He is survived by a son, Mark Johnson of Gibsonville; daughters, Lisa Ainsworth of Asheboro, Kay Babel of Mebane, Angela Johnson of Burlington; brother, Roland Johnson of Miller Creek; sisters, Margaret Hough and June Carol Easter, both of Siler City, Doris Tallent of Yadkinville; and five grandchildren,
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.
W. GENE TAYLOR
W. Gene Taylor, 82 of Sanford died Saturday, (12-05-2015), at Liberty Commons in Sanford.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Mr. Taylor was born in Surry County on May 23, 1933, to the late Ellis Kyle Taylor and Stella Frances Heath Taylor.  He worked as a salesman for AMF Tire Retreading prior to retirement and served his country in the US Air Force.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Kay Frances Jeffers Taylor of the home: sons, Gregory Taylor and Jeffrey Taylor, both of Sanford; daughters, Sabrina Taylor and Toni Warren, both of Virginia; brother, Jimmy Louis Taylor of Sanford; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Make online condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneral home.com.
JOSEPH FAY FORD
Joseph Fay Ford, 76, of Sanford, died Friday, (12-04-2015) at his residence.
Funeral service was held Monday, (12-07-2015) at 2 p.m. at Lemon Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Foley presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Ford was born, August 16, 1939 in Thebes, IL to the late Jesse Ford and Gracie Doublin Ford.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Jesse, Harry, William and Henry Ford; sisters Lavera Lowery and Peggy Brown and his step-father, Louis Thomas Ford.  Mr. Ford was a welder with Townsend and was a mason at Buffalo Lodge #172.
Surviving relatives include his wife Anna Marie Penn Ford of the home; sons, Rick Ford, Joseph W. Ford and David Ford, all of Sanford; a daughter, Joanna Childers of Sanford; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com
JOHN J. POLOK
John J.  Polok, 65, of  Staley died Monday, December 7, 2015 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro.
Mr. Polok was born in Germany on July 12, 1950 the son of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Polok.  John was an Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam.  He was a foreman in the construction of homes.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Becky Polok of Staley; brothers, Guenther and Jim Polok; sisters, Brigette Prall and Giesella Ord, all of Colorado.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh
funeralhome.com.
WILLIAM KENNETH LUTTERLOH
Mr. William Kenneth Lutterloh, 59 of Siler City passed away on Monday, (12-07-2015) in Mebane.
Funeral service is planned for Saturday, (12-12-2015) at 1 p[.m. at Holy Trinity Church.
Survivors include sons, Donte Lutterloh, Jeremy McSwain; sisters, Sharon Clegg, Teresa Morrow, Mildred Lutterloh, Barbara Dickerson, Linda Lutterloh, Janice Lutterloh; and a brother, Gregory Lutterloh.
Arrangements are by Knotts & Son Funeral Home.
CARLENE D. PRITCHARD
Carlene D. Pritchard, 80,  a resident of Pasadena and Glen Burnie, MD. for over 50 years, died on Wednesday, (12-02-2015) at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
Services and interment are private.
She was born on Friday, July 26, 1935 in Siler City,  to the late Alma and Carl  Dixon, and spent her school days here. Mrs. Pritchard was mostly a homemaker but she worked as a substitute teacher at various times. In addition to her parents she  is preceded in death by  her husband of 59 years, Jack Pritchard and her son Stephen C. Pritchard.
She is survived by her son Philip C. Pritchard of Crofton, MD, and her sister Ruby Lois Holt of Siler City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assocation.
For online condolences visit www.stallingsfh.com.
 DEATH NOTICES
• Charles Barry Burns, 73, of Chapel Hill died Friday, (12-04-2015).
www.CremationSociety
NC.com.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of NC.
FARISH WATLINGTON JUSTICE  
FarishWatlington Justice,
widow of John William Justice, Jr., passed away peacefully on November 24, 2015 at Penick Village in Southern Pines, N.C. at the age of 90. She was born and raised in Caswell County, N.C. and graduated from Cobb Memorial High School where she was voted “Best All Around Girl” and was captain of the basketball team. Farish graduated from Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. in 1945 and worked in the State Capitol as a secretary for Thad Eure, the Secretary of State. She and John were married in 1951 and raised their two children, Anne and Johnny, in Camden and Cheraw, S.C. and at their vacation home on Pawley’s Island, S.C. They then moved to Siler City, N.C. and back to Cheraw before retiring to Penick Village in 2002.
Farish was active in Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw and Siler City United Methodist Church.  She was an avid tennis and bridge player and pianist and a lifelong University of North Carolina basketball fan.  She was known to unplug her phone when Tarheel basketball games and professional tennis tournaments were being televised.
She is survived by her two children, Anne Farish Justice of Georgetown, S.C. and John William Justice, III (Donna) of Fernandina Beach, FL and Sea Island, GA; two grandsons, John William Justice, IV (Barbara) and Samford Watlington Justice all of Savannah, GA; two sisters, Mary Lily Watlington of Ruffin, N.C. and Carolyn Watlington Fagan of Laurens, S.C.; two nieces, Betsey Reed Mayhew (Jack) of West Tisbury, MA, Kay Reed Carey (Lee) of Virginia Beach, VA and one nephew, Roy Otho Fagan (Mary) of Reidsville, N.C. and five great-nieces.
A small family graveside service will be held at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw, S.C. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to the Old St. David’s Cemetery Association,
P. O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.
On line condolences can be made to: www.boles funeralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.
BRYCE MONROE PASCHAL
Bryce Monroe Paschal passed away on the beautiful Sunday morning at 11:25 a.m., December 6, 2015. He was surrounded by family and loved ones at K.B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Bryce was born in the small farming community of Silk Hope in Chatham County, NC, to James Dave and Decie White Paschal. He was the 4th of 5 children. Bryce’s growing-up years were the source of many of his stories, which he delighted in sharing with his family and friends. The family worked together on the cotton and tobacco farm. They raised hogs, chickens and turkeys. His Mother Decie sold eggs for extra spending money. Bryce trapped and cleaned rabbits and sold them in Siler City to earn money for the family, and for special purchases like his bicycle.
At age 18 Bryce enlisted in the US Army during WWII. He took his basic training at Camp Croft, SC with other young enlistees from Chatham County. Bryce was sent initially to Germany and served as an infantryman in the 9th armored Division. On one occasion Bryce was asleep in his tent in France when his brother Billy lifted the tent flap and surprised him. Bryce jumped with joy at seeing him after several years!
Bryce was wounded in Leipzig, Germany and hospitalized in France. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Medal of Freedom. Bryce was proud, but humble, to have served his country. He later served as State Senior Vice-Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
After the war Bryce and a buddy found their way to Winston-Salem in search of employment. In the process he found a beautiful woman, Virginia Mathews. They fell in love, married and raised two daughters (Pam and Robin) and one son (Mark). As a family they enjoyed many outdoor activities including gardening, camping, and fishing. Bryce was married to Virginia for 46 years before her death in 1993. Bryce retired from the US Post Office after 30 years of service.
In May 1994 Bryce married Bonnie Leffel, a friend from Konnoak Baptist Church.  Bonnie had lost her spouse a few years previous. Bryce and Bonnie enjoyed 21 years together, doing what they loved most, working outdoors, gardening, and trips to Kure Beach. Bryce enjoyed smoking his pipe on the front porch of his home, where he would offer a friendly waive to passers-by.
Bryce is survived by his children, Pamela Waddell of Lewisville, Robin Barnhill (Dr. Jarrett Jr.) of Hillsborough, Dr. Bryce Mark Paschal (Angie) of Charlottesville, VA,and stepson, Robert Saylor (Tanya) of Walnut Cove; grandchildren, Katie, Larry, Matt (Jennifer), Emily, Bethany (Allen), Isaac, Leah, Malachi, Ashlee; and great-grandchild, Caden. Bryce was a devoted family man and noted story-teller, who always felt empathy for the working man.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Konnoak Baptist Church with Rev. John Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery with full military rites by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made Konnoak Baptist Church, 500 McLean Ave, Winston-Salem, NC, or to the DAV, P.O  Box 14301, Cinn, OH 45250-0301.
Online condolences may be made to silascreek@  hayworth-miller.com.
MARGARET “GRAN” HEARNE COOPER
Margaret “Gran” Hearne Cooper, 84, of Pittsboro,  passed away at her home on December 8, 2015 following an extended illness.
She spent her early career on the family farm and as the owner of Bynum Amoco. Following the death of her husband, William M. “Billy” Cooper in 1980, she worked as a Matron in the Chatham County Jail for many years.
She is survived by on son, William M. “Buddy” Cooper and wife Teresa of Bynum; a daughter, Sara Cooper Donaldson and husband Mark of Pittsboro; five grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Adam, Andrea, Lyle and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Horton and Linda Slone; three brothers, Lee, John and Dennis Hearne. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Hilda and Tommy Hearne and Silvia Hearne Partin. She also leaves behind two special family friends, Joanna and Alan Jones from Raleigh.
Visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11th at Rock Spring Baptist Church in Pittsboro. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery with a family visitation to follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial contri-butions may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Make online condolences at: www.donaldson
funerals.com.

December 3, 2015

NUBY CECIL WELCH
Mr. Nuby Cecil Welch, 91, of Bennett, died Monday, (11-23-2015) at the Coventry House in Siler City .
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, (11-25-2015) at the Bennett Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Strider and John Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, with Military Honors provided by The Randolph County Honor Guard.
Nuby was born in Chatham County in 1924, son of the late Joe Welch and Ada Scott Welch. During World War II, he proudly served in the U.S. Army  with the 541st Airborne Squadron, rising to the rank of corporal. He was a member at Bennett Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. He retired from Burlington Industries.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lynn, Lester, Frank, Howard, Porter, Henry and Ted.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Velma Lee Brown Welch of the home; son, Harold Welch of Asheboro; sister, Nellie Brewer of Bennett;  three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,  P.O.  Box 91,   Bennett, N.C.  27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com  .

BEVERLY “BIG LEE” PHILLIPS
Mr. Beverly “Big Lee” Phillips, 72, of Siler City, died Sunday, (11-29-2015) at his home.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (12-03-2015), at the Edwards Hill Friends Church cemetery with Rev. Josh Conrad officiating.
Lee was born in Elkin, in 1943, son of the late Lee Preston Phillips and Corrine Schaub Phillips. He worked as a propane gas technician and farmed.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Phillips of the home; three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at:  www.
joycebradychapel.com.

RICHARD KIBLING FEINDEL
Richard Kibling Feindel, 70, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (11-25-2015)at Duke Medical Center.
Services were held at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, (11-29-2015) with committal service at Buffalo Cemetery.
Survivors inlucde his wife, Susan Morrow Feindel; son, Richard K. Feindel, Jr. of Brookline, MA; daughters, Elizabeth Morrow Feindel of Raleigh, Katherine Feindel Hoover of Greenville, SC and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made ato C.C.C.C.Foundation, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 with  a notation to earmark funds to the CCCC Emergency Services Training Center.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD EDELL MAYNOR
Mr. Harold Edell Maynor, 82, of Statesville, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, (11-29-2015) at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, (12-03-2015) at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Bowman and Pastor Troy Little officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Memorial Cemetery in Chapel Hill, with Military Rites.
Mr. Maynor was born in Orange County, on August 24, 1933 to the late Clyde Maynor and Blanche Stout Maynor. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou Browning Maynor; two brothers, Ross Maynor and Matthew Maynor.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Lee Hicks Maynor of the home; one daughter, Donna Sanders of Chapel Hill; one sister, Clydia Holland of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Wednesday, (12-02-2015) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Bright Light Baptist Church, 478 Trinity Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or Lighthouse Baptist Church, 12063 US Hwy 15-501 N., Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JAMES STANLEY HOWARD
James Stanley Howard, 77, of Sanford, died Sunday, (11-29-2015).
Stanley is survived by his wife, Sylvia J Howard.  He was born in Broadway on May 12, 1938, to the late Roland and Elnora Howard.  He was a member of the Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church and worked at Coca Cola Bottling Company for more than 40 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Grace Boggs and brother, Edward Howard of Broadway; children and grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday, (12-02-2015), from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in McDowell Hall of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.
The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Calvin Sayles officiating.   Burial will follow at Baptist Chapel Church, 2413 Buckhorn Road., Sanford NC 27330.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, “Vision 2017” Campaign, 316 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.
Make online condolences at: www.bridgescame
ronfuneralhome.com.

AMEY JOYCE  RIDDLE CHORNEY
Mrs. Amey Joyce Riddle Chorney, died Monday, (11-30-2015), at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are pending by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

PATRICIA ANN PAULLEY HAYWORTH
Patricia Ann Paulley Hayworth, 75, of Siler City died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Chester, PA on January 12, 1940, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy Watts Paulley. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Harry Paulley, and her husband, Eugene Holland Hayworth, Sr.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Paulley of Chester, PA; children, Dot Johnson, (Dewey), Gene Hayworth, (Keith Waters), Lynne Poole, (Tommy), Sherry Ingrahamn, (Rob), Betty Hayworth, Valerie Shelton, (Reid), Steve Hayworth, (Kim); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael and Harry Paulley of Chester, PA.
A memorial service was held Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Hadley Robertson officiating.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com

ROBERT EUGENE NELSON
July 2, 1934 – November 24, 2015
Robert Eugene Nelson, known as Bob or Bobby, was born July 2, 1934 in Franklin County, Ohio to Elta (Cox) and Harold Nelson. Bob passed away on November 24, 2015 at home in Siler City, NC.
He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn (Jackie) Baker Nelson; five children (Robert, Susan, Matt, Mark and Andy) and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bob served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a young man, attended the University of Kentucky and worked at IBM for 34 years; retiring in 1991.  Since that time, he has enjoyed playing golf, photographing nature and creating beautiful things in his wood-working shop.  Bob loved working with walnut and maple woods; and the pink dogwood was a favorite to photograph. He was a perfectionist by nature and always demanded the highest level of accomplishment from himself and others, no matter the task.  The fruits of his outstanding creative talents will be admired for generations.
A gathering to honor his life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Donaldson Funeral Home, 396 West St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.
In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory or send a donation in his name to:  Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330; The Salvation Army, PO Box 1580, Pittsboro, NC  27312; or to the charity of your choice.
The arrangements for Mr. Nelson are under the care of Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation of Pittsboro.

November 26, 2015

EDWARD LEE THOMAS
Mr. Edward Lee Thomas, 87, of Sanford,  died Wednesday, (11-18-2015) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham.
A memorial service was   held Saturday, (11-21-2015), at 11 a.m.. at Grace Chapel Church with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. Robert Yandle officiating.
Mr. Thomas was born on March 20, 1928, to the late Allen Jackson Thomas and Marion G. Thurston Thomas.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Jerri Self Craig Thomas; and two sons, Dale Thomas and Tim Thomas, both of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at:  www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

COLENE F. JOHNSON
Mrs. Colene F. Johnson, 83, of Siler City died Wednesday, (11-18-2015) at the Siler City Center.
Funeral service was held Sunday, (11-22-2015) at 2 p.m. at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church with Rev. Pearlene McMillian and Bishop William Goins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Alston of Siler City; sisters, Ruby and Josephine, both of Staley, Elder Irene Glover and Lucille Farrish, both of Siler City; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

MELVIN EDD  PERRELL, SR.
Mr. Melvin Edd Perrell, Sr., 69, of Bear Creek,  died Thursday, (11-19-2015) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday (11/22/2015) at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Melvin was born in Chatham County in 1946, son of the late Elvid Hampton Perrell and Pauline Patterson Perrell. He was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church. He worked in highway maintenance with the N.C. D.O.T. until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Jerry Perrell.
In addition to his mother Pauline, he is survived by one daughter, Joyce P. Webster; son, Melvin Edd Perrell, Jr.; sister, Freda Schinsky, all of whom reside in Bear Creek;
three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

FRANCES JEAN BOYD GILLIS
Mrs. Frances Jean Boyd Gillis, 64, of Broadway,  died Thursday, (11-19-2015), at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
The funeral was held Sunday, (11-22-2015), at 3 p.m.. at Central Baptist Temple with Rev. Mike Oldham and Rev. Michael Oldham officiating. Burial followed at Holly Springs Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gillis was born on December 5, 1950, in Moore County,  to the late Robert Joseph Boyd and Connie Alto Davis Boyd.  She previously worked as a distribution clerk at Davenports.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Paul Gillis; brothers, Martin, Bill, Jim, Royce, and Roger Boyd; half-brothers, Warren, Wendell, and Waymoth Boyd; a sister, Betty Champney; and one grandchild.
Survivors include daughters, Connie Jean Smith of Cameron,  Wanda Gail Thorne and Tammy Renee Kelly, both of Sanford; brother, Donald Boyd of Bear Creek; sisters, Dot Bouldin, Bonnie Blackmon, and Judy Grant, all of Sanford;  half-sister Josephine Norman of Dobson; and six grandchildren, .
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

MONROE S. WECHSLER
Monroe S. Wechsler, 92, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina died Sunday, (11-22-2015).
Dr. Wechsler was born in New York City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Wechsler.
Surviving relatives include three children, Nanci Wechsler Davis, Robert Wechsler, Stephen Wechsler; and two grandchildren.

DEATH NOTICES
•    Arrangements by: Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation –
www.walkersfuneralservice.com.

GREGORY CLAY COOPER
Mr. Gregory Clay Cooper, age 52, of Siler City, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Duke Hospice, Hock Family Pavilion. Greg was a Senior Software Development Manager for Cisco Systems.
Mr. Cooper was born on February 5, 1963 to the late Clay Henderson Cooper and Edith Kennedy Cooper.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda of the home; three sons, Chad Jeffries and Vicki Radcliff of Raleigh, Jeremy Jeffries and wife Brandie of Garner, Aaron Jeffries of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Chad Jeffries, Audrianna Jeffries, Gage Jeffries, Lilly Radcliff, and Jacob Radcliff; two brothers, Doug Cooper of Pittsboro, Randy Cooper and wife Jenny of Pittsboro; and two nephews, Clay and Ross Cooper of Pittsboro.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at New Horizons Fellowship in Apex with Pastor Ray Wickham officiating. The family received friends in the fellowship hall, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Special Olympics, 200 Plant Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro, NC.

PERRY W. HARRISON
Mr. Perry W. Harrison, age 83, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Harrison was born in Forsyth County, on December 3, 1931 to the late Percy Reid Harrison and Zola Fulp Harrison.  He served as Chatham County Schools Superintendent for 26 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Neal Harrison and three brothers, Lindsey Harrison, Porter Harrison, and Roy Harrison.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Harrison of the home; a son, Perry Harrison, Jr. of Pinehurst; a step-son, Damon Coe of Pittsboro; two daughters, Julie Allen and husband Sid of Durham, Susan Parks and husband Ron of Cornelius; a step-daughter, Jennifer McLaurin and husband Dwayne of Pittsboro; one brother, Percy Willard of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Emily Allen, Hope Allen, Rachel Parks, Adam Parks, Alex McLaurin, Abi McLaurin and Tristan Coe.
The family received friends Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.  The funeral service was held Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed at Pittsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Rites.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to Methodist Home for Children, 1041 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605 or Pleasant Hill Building Fund, 7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences may be made at:  www.donald
sonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro.

  MRS. APRIL FAYE FOGT
Mrs. April Faye Fogt, age 41, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Fogt was born in Logan County, WV on March 5, 1974 to Harlen Adkins and Connie Butcher Adkins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
In addition to her parents she is also survived by her husband of 23 years, Gary Fogt; one son, Harlen Paul Fogt; one daughter, Hannah Dawn Fogt, all of the home; three sisters, Tara Bass and husband Joey of Chapel Hill, Traci McNeill and husband Robert of Pittsboro, Crystal Butcher of Pittsboro; mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Shirley Fogt of Mebane; sister-in-law, Julie Fogt and Justin of Graham; brother-in-law, Mickel Fogt and Kim of Garner, Craig Fogt and wife Susan of Savannah, GA; nieces and nephews, Stevenson McNeill and wife Alyssa, Jacee Jarmon and husband Dexter, Logan McNeill, Jacob Bass, Savanna Bass, Zander McNeill, Bo McNeill, Ryan Fogt, Abbey Fogt, Callie Fogt; great nephew Dawson Jarmon; special friend Thelma; and pets Hershey, River, Sandy, Monkey and the goats.
The family received friends Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. A Memorial Service followed at 3 p.m. with Mr. Rick Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Tysor Veterinary Clinic, 1401 N. Second Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.

November 19, 2015

JEREMY WAYNE THOMAS
Jeremy Wayne Thomas, 32, of Siler City died Tuesday, (11-10-2015).
The funeral was held Saturday (11-14-2015) at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church at 11 a.m.  with Rev. Scott Faw and Rev.  Steve Sells officiating.
Jeremy was born in Louisville, KY on November 20, 1983, the son of Richard Earl and Janet Faye Thomas.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church and was employed by Triangle Electrical of Chapel Hill.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Tamara Thomas; daughter, Julia Faye Thomas, both of Siler City; brothers, Paul Michael Thomas of Denver, CO, and Richard Earl Thomas, II of Louisville, KY.
Memorials may be made to Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church Prison Ministry.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LILA LEWEL JOHNSON LINEBERRY
Lila Jewel Johnson Lineberry,  (Maw Maw), 81, of Staley died Tuesday (11-10-2015) at Montgomery Village Victoian Senior Living Center in Star.
The funeral was held Friday, (11-13-2015) at 2 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Evon Pulliam and Danny Thomas officiating.  Burial followed in the Rocky River Friends Meeting Cemetery, .
Mrs. Lineberry was the daughter of Emery Jewel and Lila Cook Johnson of Siler City  She retired from the original Siler City Cato’s after several years of service as both a clerk and store manager.  She was a member of Liberty Friendly Wesleyan Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Franklin, her parents, sisters Frances
Burgett, Mildred Lineberry, brother Clay Van Johnson; and granddaughter, Jennifer Davis.
She is survived by one brother, Larry Joe “Dobie” Johnson of Staley; daughter, Rosita Davis of Staley; sons, Alfred Carl Lineberry of Seagrove, John Steven Lineberry of Staley; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Friendly Wesleyan Church, P O Box 85, Liberty, NC 27298.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

TERRY LEE CARTER
Terry Lee Carter, 68, of Siler City passed away Sunday, (11-08-2015).
A memorial service was held Monday, (11-16-2015) at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Carter was born in Winston Salem on December 7, 1946, the son of William Harrison Carter and Edna (Wood) Mondragon.  He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Marine Corps.  His interest in artifacts and jewelry led him to the Philipines where he spent 20 years building a life style of design, manufacture, travel and selling his jewelry in the United States and other countries.
He is survived by his children, Thomas S. Carter of the home, Danielle Rapoport of North Wilkesboro, Carolina B. Carter of Tifton, GA; his mother, Edna W. Mondragon and husband, Joseph of Pacific Grove, CA; sisters, Evelyn Evans of Lakeland, FL, Katherine Mondragon of Monterey, CA; and two grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA FRANCES  BEALE LANGLEY  
Barbara Frances Beale Langley, 71, of Sanford died Saturday, (11-14-2015), at her residence.
No services are planned.
Mrs. Langley was born in Guilford County on December 5, 1943, to the late Jack and Kathleen Beale.
Surviving relatives include her son, Hiram Carroll, III of Sanford; daughter, Linda Sue Combs of Sanford; sister, Marie Teague of NC; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Make condolences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

BETTY JOYCE WILLIAMS CLEGG
Betty Joyce Williams Clegg, 69, of Sanford, died Friday, (11-13-2015) at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A funeral was held at Central Baptist Temple, Tuesday, (11-17-2015) at 2 p.m.  with Rev. Mike Oldham presiding.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Clegg was born in Roberson County in St. Pauls, on September 3, 1946, to the late Edward Williams and Eva Mae Allen Williams.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Williams.
Surviving are her sons, Dan Clegg of SC, Mike Clegg of Cary; brothers, Eddie Williams and Robert Williams, both of Sanford; sisters, Marie Cooke of Lemon Springs, Evelyn Logan of Sanford; and one grandchild.
Make condolences at www.bridgescameron
funeralhome.com.

PHILLIP JACKSON GOODWIN
Phillip Jackson Goodwin, 70, of Apex died Sunday (11-08-2015) at his home.
Graveside memorial service will held at 11 a.m. Friday, (11-20-2015) at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Phil partin and Rev. Randy Umberger officiating.
He was born in Chatham County, son the the late Lemmie Jackson Goodwin and Sallie Cummings Goodwin, who both preceded him in death.
Survivors include a sister, Betty Partin of Apex,
The family will receive friends at the cemetery, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations by made in memory of Phil to UNC Hospice of Chatham County, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Make online condolences at: www.smithfuneral
homebroadway.com.

                                 DEATH NOTICES
• Maria Aladro of Chapel Hill died died Thursday, (11-12-2015).

Arrangements by: Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation –
www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
 
EVELYN DIXON SMITH
Miss Evelyn Dixon Smith, 83, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Coventry House in Siler City.
She was born July 9, 1932 and was preceded in death by her parents, Kerney J. and Ethel D. Smith.  She was employed by Kellwood Company and Boling Chair until her retirement.  She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church and the Pauline Powers Sunday School Class.
She is survived by a brother, Gary L. Smith and wife, Sarah; one nephew, Anthony Smith and wife, Shannon of Asheboro; two special great nephews, Trenton and Garrett Smith.
The family received friends Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11 to 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City.  A graveside service followed at 12:30 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Eddie Ellison officiating.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Coventry House and Community Home Care and Hospice for their love and Care.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROY C. HATLEY
Mr. Roy C. Hatley, age 88, of Bynum, passed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at his home.
He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force where he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Hatley was born on September 1, 1927 to the late Walter Leon Hatley and Nora Mann Hatley. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rita Hatley, and two brothers, Robert and Raymond Hatley.
He is survived by one son, Ron Hatley and wife Gayle of Bynum; two grandchildren, Kim Hatley Jordan and Heather Hatley; three great-grandchildren Kailey Jordan, Hannah Jordan and Dakota Honeycutt.
The family received friends Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Bynum United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cody Charland and Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery with Military Rites.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro.
Condolences may be made at: www.donaldson funerals.com.

ANDREW TYLER BASS  
Andrew Tyler Bass, 23, of Staley, died Sunday, November 15, 2015.
Mr. Bass was born in Lee County on August 11, 1992.  Tyler was employed as a general laborer.  He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, farming, landscaping and his dogs. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Shinault.
He is survived by his wife, Tiffany (Smith) Bass; sons, Gunner Blake and Walker Camden Bass; his mother, Karen (Lambert) Shinault of Staley; two sisters, Karla McAfee of Bremerton, WA, Shannon Hicks of Pittsboro;  three brothers, J. R. Aney of Bear Creek, Evan Bass of Staley, Larry Hicks of Salisbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12 noon at Bonlee Baptist Church with Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. The family received friends Wednesday, November 18, 2015 after the service at the church.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Online condolences may be made at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

November 12, 2015

JAMES CARL TEAGUE
James Carl Teague, 71, of Bear Creek, died Monday, (11-02-2015) at his home.
The family will have a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, (11-14-2015) at Saving Grace Baptist Church in Coleridge with Rev. Chris Wood officiating.
Mr. Teague was born in Alleghany County, the son of the late James Earl and Jessie Teague. He served in the U. S. Navy, and  worked at MasterCraft for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hicks Teague of the home; sons, James Teague, Jeff Teague and extended family Michael Brafford and Helen Moore, all of Siler City; brother, Jerry Teague of Thomasville; sisters, Lessie Callicutt, Billie Sherrill, both of Archdale; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Community Homecare and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Make online condolences at: www.joycebrady
chapel.com.
 
NATHEL JOURDAN CLARK
Nathel Jourdan Clark, 86, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, (11-04-2015), at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
A graveside service was held at at 3 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church  with Rev. Clark Davis and Rev. Mike Harper officiating.
Mrs. Clark was born in Chatham County on July 9, 1929, the daughter of George S. and Sankie Oldham Jourdan. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church and retired from Kayser-Roth Corp. after 48 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband. Everette M. Clark:  sisters, Mary Ruth Johnson, Ollie Sharpe; brothers, William (Buddy) Jourdan and George C. Jourdan.
Survivors include a

daughter,  Carolyn C. Teague of Goldston; sons, David E. Clark of Goldston, Ronald M. Clark of Sanford; one brother, Albert F. Jourdan of Bear Creek; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and seven great-great –grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

ISMAEL (ISH)  RIVERA
Ismael (Ish) Rivera, 86, of Burlington passed away on Friday, (11-06-2015).
Ish was born on November 2, 1929 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.  He served this country in the Korean War. After receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, he returned to the United States and attended George Washington University. He worked 30 years for the State Department. After retirement, he got more education and taught Spanish as a professor at Campbell University for 19 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hazel Rivera; three children, Patricia Rivera of Gibsonville, Kenneth Rivera of Belmont, and Roland Rivera of Dayville, CT; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in Sanford on Thursday, (11-12-2015) at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be from10 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The burial service will be held at Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Chalybeate Springs at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Sanford Lions Club, 505 N Fifth Street, Sanford, NC  27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 DEATH NOTICES
• Ruth C. Cooper of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (11-07-2015).
• Joan Marie Edwards of Chapel Hill died Monday, (11-09-2015).
Arrangements by: Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation –
www.walkersfuneralserv
ice.com.

RICHARD (RICK) EUGENE  WHEATCRAFT, JR.
Richard (Rick) Eugene Wheatcraft, Jr., 57, of 961 Browns Crossroads Road, Staley, NC, passed away on November 5, 2015.
A celebration of life was  held on Sunday, November 8  from 2 to 4 p.m. at the family home.
Richard was born in Shelby, OH on August 17, 1958. He graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, OH and served 11-1/2 years in the United States Army.
Richard was married to Rhonda on April 22, 1995 and they were married over 20 years. He loved NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, hunting, fishing and family time.
Richard is survived by his spouse, Rhonda Moriva Wheatcraft; daughters, Shelby and Cassie and son Richard (Richie) of the home; father, Richard Wheatcraft, Sr. of Ramseur, NC; brothers William (Bill) Wheatcraft (Victoria) of Staley, NC, Randall Wheatcraft (Deanna) of Huber Heights, OH, Johnny Gibson (Kim) of Jeromsville, OH, nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
Richard is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Knowlton and sisters, Barbara Bussell and Jeanne Westendorf.
The family of Richard Eugene Wheatcraft, Jr. wishes to thank Hospice of Randolph County.

GEORGIA RAE DUNN MOORE
Georgia Rea Dunn Moore, 87, of Bonlee died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro.
Mrs. Moore was born in Chatham County on February 8, 1928, the daugh

ter of George Thomas and Beulah (Lloyd) Dunn. She was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church, a choir member, and a nursery worker. Georgia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved all children and who always had time for her family. She enjoyed cooking, needle point and shopping trips with her sister.
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Shelton and Ray Dunn; sisters, Mannie Emerson and Mae Laughon.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, T. Curtis Moore; two sons, James C. Moore and wife, Sandra of Lexington, NC, Alan T. Moore of Bonlee, NC; one brother, Joe Dunn of Bonlee, NC; grandchildren, Curtis Moore, Brett Moore (Amanda Frye), John Thomas Moore, Matti Moore and Michael Moore; and great-grandchild, Kirian Veach.
The funeral will be Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders, Rev. Womack Keck, and Rev. Allen Overton officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church or the Cemetery Fund, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ALEASE MAE JONES ISLEY
Mrs. Alease Mae Jones Isley, 72, of 4647 Fleet Isley Trail, Burlington, passed away at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Saturday, November 7, 2015, following three weeks critical illness.
A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of Lynn Grey Isley, who

survives, and daughter of the late Isaac “Ike” W. Jones and Doris Ellis Jones. She was retired from K-Mart, a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, and the Alamance Antique Car Association. Mrs. Isley was a graduate of Pittsboro High School.
Surviving, other than her husband of the home, are a sister, Susan Jones Sykes (Ronny) of Graham; a brother, Norris “Bo” Jones (Judy) of Burlington; two nephews, Bryan Jones and Brad Freeze (Misty); a neice, Joy Jones Riggs (Chad); and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Morris “Pete” Jones and a great niece, Hailie Jordan Freeze.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, at Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Swanzey and Rev. Jim Rosser officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family greeted friends from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, prior to the service. Other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 4612 Friendship-Patterson Mill Road, Burlington, NC  27215.
Condolences may be offered at
www.richandthompson.com.

ELAINE BREWER HORNE
Elaine Brewer Horne, 73, of Raleigh died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Rex Health Care, Raleigh.
Mrs. Horne was born in Chatham County on March 11, 1942 the daughter of James Warren and Frances (Buckner) Brewer.  Elaine was a graduate of Silk Hope School and East Carolina University where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.  She taught school for many years and retired as a real estate agent.  Elaine was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church
and also a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and had a love of music.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan Horne Willson and husband Scott of Raleigh, NC;
one sister,Candace B. Johnson and husband Kent of Siler City; one brother, James B. “Jimmy” Brewer and wife Jenny of Siler City; grandchildren, Mary Scott Willson and Hinson Willson.
The funeral was held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.  at Rocky River Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. The family received friends Wednesday following the service in the fellowship hall.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund or Music Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

November 5, 2015

GRACE WRENN DICKERSON  DOUGLAS
Grace Wrenn Dickerson Douglas, 77, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (10-27-2015).
A graveside service was held Friday, (10-30-2015) at 1 p.m. at Grace Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev.  Royce Baker officiating.
Mrs. Douglas was born in Person County, on February 16, 1938, to the late Arch B Dickerson and Grace Harris Dickerson.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Arch Wayne Dickerson.  Grace was a LPN and worked with both the hospital and Rest Home.
Surviving relatives include her husband Early Matthews Douglas of the home; a daughter, Sharon D Beasley of Sanford; a sister, Harriette “Cassie” D. Thomas of Tequesta, Fl.
Memorials may be made to Grace Chapel Building Fund and/or Annie Belle Register Missionary Society, 2605 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford, NC  27332.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

BERNARD MOFFITT “FROG” ROUTH  
Bernard Moffitt “Frog” Routh passed away Friday, (10-30-2015) .  A life long resident of Bennett,  he was born July 23, 1932 to the late Hal C. and Nonie Moffitt Routh.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Routh and his sister, Christine Routh Beal.
The funeral service and burial was held at Bennett Baptist Church on Monday (11-02-2015) beginning at 2 p.m.
“Frog” graduated as a 3-sport athlete from Bennett High School and went on to serve his country as an army sergeant in the Korean War.  After his military service, he worked in the auto business for several years, and then pursued a career as an auctioneer. As the ninth licensed auctioneer in North Carolina, he became one of the best and most respected auctioneers in the state. He was appointed as the chairman of the NC Auctioneers licensing board by Governor Hunt and was later inducted into the NC Auctioneers Hall of Fame.   He was involved in the community over the years through church activities,  local school and town activities, and through his generosity to others.  He was one of the founders of the Bennett Volunteer Fire Department and served several years on the Bennet Elementary School PTA board.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Peggy Headen Routh; daughter, Marsha S. Stone; son, Hal L. Routh; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SHARON ANN  SNYDER AGNEW
Sharon Ann Snyder Agnew, 60, of Sanford,  died Friday, (10-30-2015).
A graveside service was   held Monday, (11-02-2015)5, at 11 a.m.. at Zion Christian Cemetery.
Mrs. Agnew was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on November 18, 1954, to the late Leonard Rodrick Snyder and Margaret Elizabeth Scharlan Snyder.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Darrel Snyder.
She is survived by a daughter, Heather Marie White of Sanford; brothers, Curtis Snyder of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and John Snyder of Sanford; sister, Brenda Jean Morrow of West Chazy, N.Y.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WORTH JUNIOR GLOVER
Mr. Worth Junior Glover, 58,  of Sanford died Wednesday, (10-28-2015) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation in Sanford.
Funeral services were held Monday, (11-02-2015) at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church, where he was a member with Bishop William Goins officiating.
Survivors include daughters, Kimberly C. Glover, Carime Person, both of Sanford, Jessica Glover of Chapel Hill; son, Kasey Glover of Siler City; brother, John Glover of Siler City, and five grandchildren.

DEATH NOTICES

• Joy Ann Gurganus, 61, of Pittsboro died Friday (10-23-2015).
• Frances J, Henneberg, 91, of Chapel Hill died.
Arrangements by: Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation –
www.walkersfuneralserv
ice.com.

JOSEPH N. COWETTE
Joseph N.  Cowette was born in Fairfield, ME on November 17, 1951. H is survived by his wife,  Susan Z. Cowette; two daughters, Amy Tallent and husband Kevin of Morganton, NC and Holly Rickman and husband David of Siler City, NC. One daughter is in heaven, Rachel Cowette. He often boasted about his nine grandchildren: Michelle Raymond, Jay Raymond, Jeremy Raymond, Kaitlyn Tallent, Reid Rickman, Adelia Rickman, Jocelyn Rickman, Sophie Rickman, and Weston Rickman, whom he loved deeply, and who reside in both Morganton and Siler City. He also has three surviving siblings, a younger brother and two younger sisters who reside in state of birth, Maine. He was a father, friend, man who loved farming, and everyone’s brother in Christ.
He was a simple man that worked very hard his whole life. He was a deacon at two churches he attended one locally in Siler City and another in Morganton, N. C. He had awards and accolades but his great accomplishment, he would say, was to  marry his wife Susan Cowette, and accepting Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior.
Although his obituary is the easiest to write because it isn’t prone to embellishments, it’s easy to say he’ll be known best by others as the man that really ‘loved thy neighbor’. He never met a stranger, and if he did, they did not remain that way long. He would have brought you dinner, one of his wife’s home cooked desserts, bushhogged your field, mowed your grass, visited with you, and spoke about the Lord with you. He didn’t draw lines between those of his genetic lineage and others. He did not care if you attended his church, another, or, one at all. He was a true servant of the Lord, and will be greatly missed. We have peace that he has already reaped many riches in heaven.
He would have had said not to cry for him, but remember him with smiles. To learn to know your Lord and Savior to ever have a true peace, joy, everlasting life. Also to LOVE others with all you mind, body, and soul.
He requested that instead of flowers all donations be made to either the, Salvation Army, P O Box 752, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or to Project Proud Families, Inc., 225 Still Waters Drive, Siler City, NC 27344,  or Chatham County NP that helps Special Needs Children and their Families.
Smith & Buckner funeral Home is assisting the Cowette Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HILDA G. McBANE
Hilda G. McBane, 90, of Pittsboro passed away peacefully at the Hock Family Pavilion surrounded by her family on Friday, October 30, 2015.
She was born in Alamance County, the daughter of the late Jesse A. Glosson and Delphy Lewis Glosson.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Newlin McBane, in 1995 and son, Jesse Allen McBane in 1971.
She spent most of her adult life in the Alamance and Chatham County area.  She was a longtime employee of Kayser Roth with 30 years of service.  She and her husband farmed and she loved gardening and cooking.  She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was very active in WMU and Sunday School.
Hilda was an amazing woman, good wife, wonderful mother, fun grandmother and proud great grandmother.  Surviving are her daughter, Gail Brantley and husband Bill of Durham and son, Marty McBane and wife Mary Susan of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Kristen Cortopassi, husband Matt and Geoff Brantley and wife Christy and great grandchildren, Ava Cortopassi, Knox and Hunter Brantley.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine Glosson and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Louine Johnson and Allowee Thompson and brother Jesse Lewis Glosson.
The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at Hock Family Pavilion and Chatham Hospital for all the caring treatment she received.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro 27312 or The Hock Family Pavilion, Duke Homecare & Hospice, 4023 North Roxboro Road, Durham NC 27704.
A service honoring her life was held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro on Monday, November 2 at 11 a.m..  Visitation was held from  4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 at Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro.   The family received visitors at other times at 7395 Old Graham Road, Pittsboro, Hilda’s home.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

CATHREN MOORE BROOKS
Cathren Moore Brooks, 83, of Old Plank Road, Siler City died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Chatham County on December 15, 1931 the daughter of Graham and Bertha Ida (Snipes) Moore.  Cathren was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City, where she had served as the secretary of the Joyner-Brewer Sunday School Class.  She had worked at A J Schneirson and as substitute rural mail carrier and she was a homemaker.  She was a talented cook, seamstress, gardener, and artisan in various crafts.  Cathren had received the Silver Fawn Award for her service as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a charter member of the Siler City Squares.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James B. “Jimmy” Brooks; daughter, Judy Brooks Hinshaw and husband, Roger of Siler City; sons, James  Dennis Brooks and wife, Diane of Siler City, Lonnie I. Brooks of Raleigh; grandchildren, Brooks and Joy Hinshaw, Denise Brooks, Jeb Brooks and wife, Danielle.
The family received friends Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral was held Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344 or Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NATALIE HAYWARD CARAGANIS
Natalie Hayward Caraganis passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Chatham County, NC, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, November 2, 2015, following a brief illness. She was 91.
Natalie was born May 15, 1924 in Somerville, Ma. She grew up in Lexington, Ma., was the valedictorian of Lexington High School, and went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts as the first woman to major in Animal Husbandry. There she met her husband of 58 years, Nicholas Lewis Caraganis. After Nick returned from service in WWII, they moved to Maine to pursue their love of agriculture and raise a family, residing there for over 55 years. Natalie then spent nine years at her son’s home in Connecticut before moving to Twins Rivers in Pittsboro, NC.
Natalie worked as a tutor and substitute teacher. She helped found a school for children with disabilities, the Midstate United Cerebral Palsy School in Augusta, Maine, where she taught for 15 years. For many years Natalie and Nick raised, showed and judged ponies, and gardened extensively. She loved music, and played the violin, piano and harmonica. She enjoyed swimming, birdwatching, and drives through the country with Nick.
Natalie is predeceased by her brother John Forrest Hayward; parents Alfred Webster Hayward and Dorothy Cook Hayward; and her husband Nicholas Lewis Caraganis.
She is survived by a sister Norma Hager, Lenox, Ma.; children Kristina Fernald (Shaun), Industry, Me.;  Lewis Caraganis (Kim), Chatham County, NC; Alfred Caraganis (Aliki), Lebanon, Ct.; Dorothy Taylor (Matthew), Chatham County, NC; one cousin, 14 grandchildren,eight great-grandchildren, 16 nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Ct.
The family wishes to thank everyone at Twin Rivers, especially Natalie’s “angels.”
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation

October 29, 2015

CHRISTOPHER
MICHAEL McNEILL
Christopher Michael McNeill, 24, of Bennett,  died Friday, (10-23-2015)in Ramseur.
The funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, (10-27-2015), at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson and Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Christopher was born in Orange County, N.C., son of Mike McNeill and Clara Shelton McNeill. He graduated from North Moore High School and worked with his father at McNeill Transport.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine and Christa McNeill and his grandmother,  Betty
Shelton.
He is survived by his parents, Mike and Clara McNeill of the home; one brother, Steven McNeill of the home and half-brother, Jeremy Shelton of Bennett; maternal grandparents, Thurman and Royalene Shelton of Seagrove, and paternal grandparents, Wilton and Etta Louise Strickland of Aberdeen.
Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebradychapel.com.

TEX RICHARD “TJ”
HUFFMAN, JR.
Tex Richard “T J” Huffman, Jr, 41, of Sanford, died Thursday, (10-22-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (10-28-2015) at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Johnson officiating.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.
He was born in Logan County, WV, on August 4, 1974, to Tex Huffman and Brenda Ann Marcum Huffman.  T J was a self-employed welder.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by sons, Tex Richard Huffman, III of Union County, Logan Jay Huffman of Sanford; daughters, Ashley Brooke Huffman and Hannah Nichole Huffman, both of Sanford; sisters, Niki Huffman Gibson of WV and Natalie Huffman Wendler of Sanford.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

• Jerry Max Russell, 79, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (10-17-2015).
• Mary Slaughter, 85, of Carrboro died Wednesday (10-21-2015).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSocietyNC.com

• Guo Qi Zheng, 79, of Chapel Hill died Friday, (10-16-2015).
• Kai Mei Chang Parks, 78, of Carrboro died Thursday, (10-22-2015).
Arrangements by: Walker’s Funeral Service & Cremation –
www.walkersfuneralserv
ice.com.

PAID OBITUARIES

LILLIAN JOHNSON BRIGHT
Lillian Johnson Bright, 86, of Bear Creek died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Facility.
Lillian was born in Chatham County on September 16, 1929, the daughter of Risden and Flossie Fisher Johnson.  She was an active member of Bonlee Baptist Church and had worked for A. J. Schneierson for over 30 years.  Lillian was active in her community, enjoyed the outdoors, including yard work, working with her flower gardens, and fishing.  She was also an avid NASCAR fan.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bright and her parents.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Morgan of Bear Creek; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Dowdy, 1042 Bonlee School Road, Bear Creek.  The funeral service followed Saturday at Bonlee Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Williams and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC  27330.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CAROLYN
DARLENE
HONEYCUTT
Carolyn Darlene Honeycutt, 57, of Bear Creek, NC went to be with the Lord on October 16, 2015 at Moses Cone Hospital.
Carolyn is survived by son, Starsky Branson (Leslie) of Garner; daughter, Misty Mashburn (David) of Bear Creek; three grandchildren, Tyler Thomas, Ayden Mashburn, and Zacharias Bellamy; two sisters, Kathy Powers of Bear Creek, Angele Jessup (Vincent) of Coleridge; two brothers, David Branson (Donise) of Siler City, and Dennis Branson (Glenda) of Siler City. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Junior Branson and Mattie Branson, a sister, Karen Allen and brothers, Randy Branson.
Service will be held at a later date.  Triad Cremation Society and Chapel in Greensboro are entrusted with the arrangements.

BARBARA SUE LILES MARLEY
Barbara Sue Liles Marley, 67, of Hillbrook Blvd., Siler City died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Marley was born in Durham on August 22, 1948 the daughter of Ray and Ida Mae (Nance) Liles. Barbara was a graduate of the UNCG School of Music.  She was a member, the organist and choir director for the First United Methodist Church in Siler City for many years and also the First Baptist Church where she retired, and she taught piano.  Her shared musical talents will be a legacy of music through her students including many of her nieces.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Clyde Nowell Liles.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Danny Marley; one daughter, Dianne Marley Armstrong and husband, Michael of Siler City, NC; one sister, Ann Inman and husband, David of Sanford, NC; two brothers, David Liles and wife, Peggy of Raleigh, NC, Edward Liles and wife, Terry of Siler City; grandchildren, Bryce, Breanna, Amy, Lisa.
The funeral was held Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. The family received friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. A private burial was held in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church for the Families In Need Fund, Box 212, Siler City, NC  27344.
“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.  It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.” I Corinthians 13:7 JBP
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

October 22, 2015

BETTY JEAN BOYD LANNING
Betty Jean Boyd Lanning, 85, of Cary, formerly of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (10-13-2015) at Rex Rehab in Cary.
The funeral was held Saturday, (10-17-2015) at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lanning was born in Maben, AL on February 2, 1930, to the late A.E. and Hazel Powell Boyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady Lee Lanning.
Surviving relatives are a son, Barry Lanning of Cary; daughters, Karen Whitman of Apex, Sonja Holt of South Carolina; sister, Rose Mary Haskett of Alabama; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Pittsboro Baptist Church 121 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312; Triangle Down Syndrome Network, 1012 Oberlin Road, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27605; or the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, #100, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com. Mary Lois Woody Phillips, 86, of Sanford died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at UNC Hospitals.

MARY LOIS WOODY PHILLIPS
Mary Lois Woody Phillips, 86, of Sanford died Tuesday, (10-30-2015) at UNC Hospitals.
The funeral was held Saturday, (10-17-2015)at 2 p.m. at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church, .
Mrs. Phillips was born in Chatham County on September 26, 1929, the daughter of George and Mary (Dixon) Woody.  She was a member of Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church and retired from Chatham Mills where she had worked as a quiller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Phillips; a son, Mike Phillips and her parents.
She is survived by one daughter, Pam P. Hendricks of Cameron; sons, Steven D. Phillips of Sanford, Roger A. Phillips of Bear Creek; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church, 201 Hadley Mill Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Make online condolences at:   www.pughfuneral
home.com.

LENDA FAYE HACKETT OGLESBEE
Lenda Faye Hackett Oglesbee, 50, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (10-13-2015) at First Health Hospice House in Moore County.
The funeral was held Friday, (10-16-2015)at 11 a.m. at Vineyard Assembly of God with Pastor Greg Davenport, Bishop William Goins, Bishop R. C. Bryant and Bishop Arthur Gray officiating.  Burial followed at Lee Memory.
She was born September 20, 1965, in Clinton, to the late William Hackett and Elsie Mae Hudson Hackett.  Mrs. Oglesbee was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Oglesbee of the home; a son, Timothy William Oglesbee of Sanford; a daughter, Melissa Faye Godfrey of Sanford; sister, Linda Hackett Carroll of Garland; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com

GEORGE HOWARD BROOKS
Mr. George Howard Brooks, 72, of Siler City,  died Monday, (10-12-2015) at Duke University Medical Center.
The funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, (10/15/2015), at Brush Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Fuller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Howard was born in Chatham County in 1943, son of the late William Glenn Brooks and Violet Marie Phillips. He worked 45 years at Ramtex as a supervisor and fixer. He attended Brush Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years,  Linda of the home; daughter, Jennifer B. Thomas and son, Marty Brooks, both of Siler City; tsisters, Lib Thomas and Sarah Justice, both of Bear Creek, Clara McMasters of Staley; brother, Eli Brooks of Bear Creek; and four grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

EDITH CATHLEEN CALDWELL
Edith Cathleen Caldwell, 59, of Siler City died Monday, (10-19-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She  was born March 16, 1956,  a native of Buncombe County, and had worked for the Goldkist Poultry company. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Burns and brother, Charles Caldwell.Visitation was held Wednesday (10-21-2015)  from 6 to 8 pm at the Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (10-22-2015) at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Jim Wall officiating.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
CAREY WILSON BARRENTINE
Mr. Carey Wilson Barrentine, 68, of Sanford,  died Wednesday, (10-14-2015).
See arrangements at Bridges Cameron Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.bridges
cameronfuneralhome.com.

DEBORAH YATES SAMONDS
Deborah Yates Samonds, 67, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (10-11-2015) at her home.
No services are planned at this time.
Ms. Samonds was born in Chatham County on May 23, 1948, to the late George Thomas Yates and Laura Bryan Yates. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister Helen Elefante.
Survivors include one sister, Ann Herndon of Pittsboro.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

CAROLYN DARLENE HONEYCUTT
Carolyn Darlene Honeycutt, 57, of Bear Creek died Friday, (10-16-2015)  at Moses Cone Hospital.
Carolyn is survived by son, Starsky Branson of Garner; daughter, Misty Mashburn of Bear Creek; three grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Powers of Bear Creek, Angela Jessup of Coleridge; brothers, David Branson and Dennis Branson, both of Siler City.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Junior Branson and Mattie Branson, sister Karen Allen, and brother Randy Branson.
Service will be held at a later date.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel in Greensboro are entrusted with the arrangements.

FRANKLIN LEON  MORRISON
Franklin Leon Morrison, of Sanford, died Sunday, (10-18-2015), at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral was held Wednesday, (10-21-2015) at 2:30 p.m., at Cool Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Martin, Pastor Tim Burriss and Pastor Darrell Rabon officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.
He was born in Lee County, to the late Robert Lee Morrison and Sarah Bridges Morrison.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Kevin “Buddy” Morrison; sisters Emma Jean Caviness, Barbara Fields and a brother, Donnie Morrison.  Leon was a retired firefighter from the City of Sanford.  He served his country in the US Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Cooper Morrison of the home; son, Robert Brian Morrison of Sanford; daughters, Angela O’Dell of Rapid River, MI Patricia Stone of Sanford; two sisters, Pearl Canterbury of Bear Creek, Brenda Hart of Gulf; ten grandchildren, and
two great grand-children.

BETTY SMITH CREWS
Kernersville – Betty Smith Crews, 83, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at Kernersville Medical Center.
Betty was born April 4, 1932 in Chatham County to the late Javan and Annie Bare Smith. She was a lifelong member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. She was dedicated to her faith, church, and family. A graduate of Silk Hope High School, she also attended Kings Business College and graduated from Greensboro Cosmetology School. She worked as a cosmetologist for 32 years and loved to work in her flowers and garden.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James (Dick) Crews; and three brothers, June, Earle and R.D. Smith.
Surviving are her husband, Otha C. Smith; son, Craig Crews and wife, Trish; daughter, Debbie Crews; granddaughter, Katye Rae Crews; and one brother, Joe Smith.
A funeral service to celebrate her life was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Rorie officiating. Burial followed in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.hay
worth-miller.com.
Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Crews family.

LUELLA NEWLIN THOMAS
Luella Newlin Thomas, 94, of 1215 Van Thomas Road, Pittsboro died Thursday, October 15, 2015.  She was born December 27, 1920, the daughter of the late David H. Newlin and Lizzie
T. Newlin.
In her younger days, Luella worked in the textile industry until she met and married her husband, Van Thomas, who predeceased her.  For a few years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Van’s contracting business, but soon settled into her life as a homemaker, enjoying gardening, canning and taking care of her children.  She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, but was raised in the Quaker church and lived a life that reflected that upbringing.  She was a quintessential ul who rarely complained, helped anyone in need, and once insisted that she finish baking a pie for her family before being taken to the hospital for a heart attack.  She had a gentle sense of humor.
Survivors include sons, Phillips Thomas of the home, Joseph Thomas and wife Gail of Pittsboro; daughters, Sue Vestal of Siler City, Nancy Thomas and husband Tom Shupp of New Gloucester, ME and Siler City; grandchildren, Laura Thomas, Katie Vestal and fiancé C. W. White; and great-grandchild Ari.
Luella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Rudolph Newlin, Wade Newlin, Dayton Newlin, Delmas Newlin, Charlie Newlin; and sisters, Ethellene Newlin and Orpha Seifert.
The family wishes to thank her caregivers Sarah Tucker, Joy Whitt, Barbara Teague, and Betty Brewer.
The family received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Rd, Pittsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or other charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DEBRALEE “DEBBIE” MOON HUDSON
Debralee  “ Debbie” Moon Hudson, 56, of George Hudson Road, Siler City died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 .
Mrs. Hudson was born in Chatham County on November 3, 1958, the daughter of Ronald L. and Hazel (Lindley) Moon.   Debbie was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting and the co-owner of Hudson Cable.  She had worked for UNC in the public health department.  Debbie was a very compassionate, loving and giving person. She was preceded in death by a son, Aaron Wesley Hudson; father-in-law, George Hudson and brother-in-law, Jamie Harris.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Danny L. Hudson; daughter, Mikaela Hudson; son, Brandon Andrew; parents, Ronald L and Hazel Lindley Moon; two sisters, Donna Moon, Gina Causey and husband, Gary of Snow Camp; brother, Stephen Moon and wife, Kris of Snow Camp; mother-in-law, Rachel C. Hudson of Siler City; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp. The funeral followed at 3 p.m.  with Andrew Needham officiating.  Burial will be at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Silk Hope Ruritan Scholarship Fund.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CARLYLE FIELDS GAINES
Carlyle Fields Gaines, 76, of Bonlee died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at UNC Hospitals.
Mrs. Gaines was born in Chatham County on February 20, 1939 the daughter of Charles R. and Clyde Ella (Robbins) Fields.  She retired from SunBridge Nursing Home as a cook and had also work at Glendale Hosiery, Robbins & Ghant and A. J. Schneierson.  Carlyle was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class.  She enjoyed dancing, gardening, sending greeting cards to family and friends, time playing with her cats and dogs and caring for her grandchildren..
Carlyle was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years: Howard “Buck” Gaines; daughter: Lisa Gaines and husband, Barry of Goldston; son: John Howard Gaines and wife, Cindy of Bonlee, NC; grandchildren, Justin and wife, Kira, Ella, and Troy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends Friday, October 16, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church. The funeral was held Friday, October 16, 2015 at 3: p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church with Rev. Ritchie Nall, Rev. Mitch Watson, Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating.  Burial followed in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

HADDIE KIDD HOLT
Haddie Lorraine Kidd Holt, 72, or Ramseur, died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro.
Mrs. Holt was born September 22, 1943, the daughter of Giles Kidd and Rachel Wilson Hudson.
Mrs. Holt was a native of Chatham County. Haddie worked as a bookkeeper for her and her late husband’s concrete business. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sulon “Jack” Powell Holt.
She is survived by her mother, Rachel Wilson Hudson; two daughters, Susan Holt of Asheboro, Deborah Holt or Ramseur; sons, Martin Alan Holt and wife Karla of Ramseur, Anthony Holt of Asheboro; brother, Bobby Kidd of Siler City; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Holt was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Rives chapel Baptist Church with Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

October 15, 2015

CARMILLA TRENT WASILESKI
Carmilla Trent Wasileski, 42, of  Happys Way, Siler City died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Wasileski was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 6, 1973 the daughter of Terry L. and Carmen (Cumberledge) Trent.   She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband: Lawrens A. “Tony” Wasileski, two daughters: Katheryn Elizabeth Molina and husband, Gustavo of the US Air Force, Teresita Mae Wasileski ; one son: Anthony Patrick Wasileski; parents, Terry L.  and Carmen (Cumberledge) Trent all of Siler City; brothers, Lee, Rusty, Hank and Gary Trent. The family received friends Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC.  A graveside service was held Thursday at 3:00 PM at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

PATRICIA ANN CHRISCOE
Patricia Ann  Chriscoe, 46, of  Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City died Friday, October 9, 2015  at her residence. Patricia was born in Montgomery County on June 4, 1969 the daughter of Howard C. and Gloria (Shields) Chriscoe. She had been employed by area restaurants as a cook. She is survived by her mother Gloria (Shields) Lovette and husband Tommy of Bear Creek; brothers: Billy Chriscoe and wife. Annette of Troy, NC, and Ricky Chriscoe and wife, Debrah of Bear Creek, NC.; nephews, Richard and James Chriscoe. The family received friends Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.  The funeral will be Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Knight officiating. The family will receive friends at Big Oak Church of God, Star, NC at 1:30 PM.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CAROLYN SIMPSON BROOKS
Carolyn Simpson Brooks of Pittsboro, NC peacefully left for heaven at 3 a.m. October 11, 2015.  She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester G. Simpson, Sr. of Jacksonville, NC, her twin sister, Madelyn Simpson Lowry from PA and NC, her youngest sister, Barbara Lyn Simpson Drash from VA and a son, Barrett E. Brooks of Pittsboro, NC. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Rex E. Brooks, sons, Michael M. Brooks, David W. Brooks and Christopher J. Brooks, all of Pittsboro; seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She also survived by her elder sister, Jacquelyn Simpson Floreen and brother, Lester G. Simpson, Jr., both of North Carolina. Carolyn was first a servant of God, then a faithful and devoted wife, mother, grandmotherand friend. She was a retired Hospice Nurse.
A memorial service was held Wednesday evening, October 14  at 7 p.m. and the funeral service will be held Thursday morning, October 15 at 11; both will be at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church on Mann’s Chapel Road, Pittsboro.

LINDA DIXON BRAFFORD ELLER
Linda Dixon Brafford Eller, age 74 of Chickamauga, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  She was born to the late Wade and Myrtle Sink Dixon in Siler City, NC and most recently lived in Mount Holly, NC.  Linda retired from the banking industry in 1996 after 25 yrs. and was of the Baptist Faith.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. Linda was also preceded in death by her sister, Frances White.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindi and Todd Smith of Ringgold, sisters, Laura Carlton of Siler City and Emogene Gaines of Sanford; grandson, Jack Smith; and several nieces & nephews.
The graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015, in the Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery with Jack Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday at Smith Buchner Funeral Home in Siler City.  Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home J. Avery Bryan Chapel.

KATIE PAYNE PETTY
Katie Payne Petty, 99, of Sanford passed away Saturday, (10-10-2015).
Visitation was held at Cool Springs Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, (10-14-2015) with the service immediately after at 2 p.m.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
She was the daughter of Emma and J. A. W. Payne and wife of Clyde L. Petty.
Katie is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Johnson of Fayetteville;  three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a step-great grandson.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BLONDIE MAXINE BALDWIN
Blondie Maxine Baldwin, 75, of Burlington passed away Tuesday (10-06-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday , (10-10-2015) at Mitchell Chapel Church with burial following at Terrells Chapel Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Baldwin was the daughter of the late James Heath and Raymond C. Wilson on May 30, 1940 in Chatham County.
She attended Chatham County Schools and was a member of Terrell’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro. She worked in the Deli department of Piggly Wiggly in Pittsboro for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Hilda Grace Wilson.
Survivors include sons, Johnny Baldwin of Chapel Hill, James of Apex, Michael of Durham, Kenneth of Raleigh; a brother, George Wilson of Greensboro, and eight grandchildren.

DR. HARRY E. BYRD
Harry E. Byrd of Durham,  passed away on Tuesday, (09-29-2015).
He was the son of the late Rev. C. E. Byrd and Nettie Lewis Byrd. He was born in Durham on October 30, 1932. He graduated from Bells School in Chatham County. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest College; Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and his wife were appointed as missionaries to Guatemala in Central America.
In 1998, they retired as missionaries of the International Mission Board. On two occasions since retirement, he taught in Belize at the Belize Baptist Bible School. He and his wife have labored together in six interim pastorates.
He is survived by his wife Jean Farrell of 61 years; daughters, Donna Byrd of Raleigh, Denise Shaver of Chapel Hill; son Major H. Emerson Byrd, an army chaplain; eleven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations may be made to International Mission Board, Lottie Moon Offering, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, Virginia 23230.
Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

BEATRICE  KENNEDY COLLINS
Beatrice Kennedy Collins, age 68, of Cameron, N died Thursday, (10-08-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral was held Tuesday, (10-13-2015)at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Johnson officiating.  Burial followed at Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was born February 17, 1947 in Wilkes County to the late Fred Kennedy and Arkie Casey Kennedy.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, John Robert Collins and a brother Billy Dean Kennedy.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Merle Collins of the home; sons, Chris Collins of Sanford and Eddie Collins of Bear Creek; daughters Lorianne Fields of Cameron and Tammy; brothers, Curtis and Curly Kennedy of Hayes; sisters Ola Cleary and Opal McDaniel of Hayes; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

October 8, 2015

ROBERT “Bobby” BRYCE HOLT

Robert “Bobby” Bryce Holt, 68, of Siler City died Tuesday, (09-29-2015) at Coventry House of Siler City.
The funeral was held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Holt was born in Chatham County on August 19, 1947, the son of C. Bryce and Dorothy (Bowers) Holt.  Bobby was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, a 1965 graduate of Jordan- Matthews High School, a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the D. A. V. in Salisbury.   He had been an employee of Hart Furniture, warehouse division.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Brenda H. Oldham.
Survivors include his father, C. Bryce Holt and a brother, Michael Holt, both of Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Veteran’s Memorial Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at:   www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

LARRY M. COX
Larry Monroe Cox, 76, of Siler City, died Saturday, (10-03-2015) at Siler City Center.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, (10-06-2015) at Brookdale Baptist Church with Rob Roberts officiating. Burial followed at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Larry was a native of Chatham County, retired from Chatham Hospital and a member of Brookdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Blanch Williamson Cox, and a daughter, Debra Cox.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Van Asch Cox of the home; step-sons, Neil Van Asch of Oakboro, Fraser Van Asch of Raleigh, Keith Van Asch of Danville, VA, Chris Van Asch of Fayetteville, GA; and brother, Clinton Cox of Siler City.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donors choice.

JIMMY RICHARD MOODY, SR.
Jimmy Richard Moody, Sr.,  79, of Siler City died Sunday, (10-04-2015) at his residence.
Mr. Moody was born in Chatham County on September 6, 1936, the son of James H. and Lottie Mae Cockman Moody.  He was a retired truck driver after 35 years with Mountaire Farms. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Rita Denise Moody.
He is survived by daughters, Connie M. Riquelne and husband Guillermo of Siler City, Jamie M. Lee of Siler City; sons, Jimmy R. Moody, Jr. and wife Sandi of Sunset Beach, Doug Moody of Siler City; brother, Kenneth E. Moody of Siler City; and one great-grandchild; his wife of 30 years, Rebecca Cockman of Siler City.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Moody Family.
Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneral.com.

AGNES LORENE MINTON
Mrs. Agnes Lorene Minton, 85, of Bennett died Saturday, (10-03-2015) at her home.
The graveside service was held on Monday, (10-05-2015) at 2 p.m., at Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Strider officiating.
Agnes was born in Chatham County on November 5, 1929,  the daughter of the late George and Beatrice Jordan. She retired from Boling Chair Company.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon Minton of the home; daughter, Brenda Kivett and son, Wayne Minton, both  of Bennett; one grandson.
Offer online consolences at:  www.joycebrady chapel.com.

ERONIE TRIPP KECK
Eronie Tripp Keck, 87,
of Siler City died Sunday, (10-04-2015) at her residence.
The funeral was held at  11 a.m. Wednesday, (10-07-2015) at West End United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.
Mrs. Keck was a native of Chatham County and was born on November 22, 1927, the daughter of Evander and Nettie Suzie Tripp.  She retired from Collins and Aikman. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Robert Clifton “Dock” Keck, Sr., brothers; William Paul Tripp and her twin, Erhonda Tripp, sisters; Cara Tripp and Mazie Tripp.
Survivors include a daughter, Addie Lenore Keck of Siler City; two sons, Robert C. “Bobby” Keck, Jr.  of Apex, Danny Ray Keck of Siler City;  five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American  Foundation for Suicide Prevention, P O Box 25536, Winston-Salem, NC 27114.

LaVERNE EUGENE SOMMERFELDT
LaVerne Eugene Sommerfeldt, 84, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, (10-01-2015) at UNC Hospitals.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, (10-10-2015) at 11 a.m. at Pittsboro United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Southlawn Memorial Park, in Petersburg, VA
Mr. Sommerfeldt was born in Eau Claire, WI, on April 4, 1931, to the late Henry Sommerfeldt and Ella Abraham Sommerfeldt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hiroko Otsuka Sommerfeldt and a son, Bob Sommerfeldt. Mr. Sommerfeldt served our Country in the United States Army for 28 years including serving in two wars.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Donnie Sommerfeldt of Pittsboro, Rob Sommerfeldt of New Hampshire; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Pittsboro United Methodist Church Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may  be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
. Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

IVAN BERNARD MENDENHALL
Ivan Bernard Mendenhall,
88, of Siler City, died Friday, October 2, 2015 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Mendenhall was born on November 1, 1926 in Chatham County, the son of Jack B. and Queen McMasters Mendenhall. Ivan was a Navy veteran of WWII and was retired from the US Postal Service after 36 years.He prided himself as a dependable mail carrier. He was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church and was a charter member and first president of the United Methodist Men’s Club, and was a Sunday School Teacher for 35 years of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. He served in 1973 as Building Chairman, also as Trustee and Treasurer. He was given the official title of Chief Chicken Cooker for the annual chicken supper. Ivan was also a member of the Civitan Club. His other enjoyment was gardening, especially his tomatoes which he shared with friends and family. He loved to travel down to Oak Island, cut wood, watch sports, play golf, and was an avid Duke Fan. Ivan is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Mendenhall.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Frances Wakefield Mendenhall; daughter, Cindy Mendenhall Davis of Siler City;  a  son, Larry I. Mendenhall and wife Dottie of Siler City; grandsons, Scott Mendenhall and wife Kelly of Greensboro, Mark Mendenhall and wife Beth of Wilmington, Mitchell Davis of Siler City;  great-grandchildren, Piper and Jack Thomas Mendenhall of Wilmington, Chloe and Keegan Mendenhall of Greensboro,   and Adelyn Davis of Siler City; a  brother, Aubrey Mendenhall and wife Kitty of Durham.
The visitation was held Monday, October 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday October 6, 2015 at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JACK THOMAS SCOTT
Jack Thomas Scott, of Siler City died Friday, October 2, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mr. Scott was a native of Randolph County. Jack was born November 21, 1929, the son of Flecher Lee and Emma Bray Scott. He was employed by Schneierson as a sewing machine mechanic. His hobbies were stamp collecting and model cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Ruby Younger, Louise Albright, and brother, Claude Scott.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Branson Scott of the home; nephews, Mitch Lutterloh and wife Judi of Graham, and Ronnie Scott of Siler City; nieces, Linda Moody, Shirley Johnson, Tina Oldham, Cynthia Brown, all of Siler City, Sara Deluca of McCleansville; and special niece, Sonya Beavers and husband Jeff of Siler City.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in Hope Cemetery in Bonlee, with Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. The family received friends after the service in the Hope Fellowship Hall.
Online condolences
may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD MONROE KECK
Richard Monroe Keck, 69, of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Randolph Hospice House.
Richard was a US Army veteran and was retired from Acme McCrary.
A funeral service was  held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 1712 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Road, Liberty, with Rev. Howard Spray and Rev. Womack Keck officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe Keck and Mazie Tripp Keck.
Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Carol Wicker Keck; sons, Richard Chad Keck (Carolyn) of Liberty, Lee Monroe Keck (Angela) of Creedmor; grandsons, James Coy Keck, Alan Dale Keck; and brother, Jerry Roger Keck of Siler City.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Keck family.

CELESTE FAYE CONNELL BRYAN
May 18, 1924 – September 30, 2015
Celeste Faye Connell Bryan, age 91, died Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015.
Mrs. Bryan was born on May 18, 1924 in Pittsboro, N.C.  The youngest of twelve children born to Robert Martin and Orrie Sentelle Connell, Celeste spent her early childhood working and playing on a dairy farm and it was there that she began learning the virtues of hard work.  Through many hours spent hunting and fishing with her siblings, she developed a love for the outdoors that continued throughout her life. Celeste devoted her life to her family and to serving others.  She worked alongside her husband for many years, raising tobacco on a farm near Seaforth, N.C. until their land was acquired as part of the New Hope Lake Project which resulted in the construction of Jordan Lake.
While farming, Celeste also worked outside the home and she continued her employment with Chatham County when she and her family relocated nearer Pittsboro.  Celeste held the position of Chatham County Finance Officer when she retired in 1982 after 30 years of county service.  Celeste enjoyed many hours of laughter and fellowship with the members of her adult Sunday School class which she taught for more than 40 years.  Cooking the Southern way was one of Celeste’s greatest passions and skills and she found tremendous joy in sharing her cooked treasures with family and friends.
Mrs. Bryan is survived by Allen J. Bryan, her husband of 72 years; two daughters, Amelia and Jill Bryan and two grandchildren, Ashley Fischer and Brent Cotten.  Celeste is also survived by one sister, Edith Wasko, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chatham County Council on Aging or Habitat for Humanity in honor of Celeste Bryan.
A private graveside service will be held at Bells Church Cemetery in Apex, N.C.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

GRADY H. CORNETT, JR.
Grady H. Cornett, Jr., 92, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Chatham Hospital, Siler City.
He was born in Endicott, New York, the eldest son of Grady H. Cornett, Sr. and Myra Cornett.  He is predeceased by his parents; his brother, Arley (Claire) Cornett; sister, Virginia (George) Wurth and daughter, Faith Cornett. Grady raised his family in Vestal, New York before retiring in Siler City, after working 37 years at IBM.
Grady was the devoted husband of 68 years to his wife and true love, Marion; loving father to Karen Cornett, Sheila (Barry) Cohen, Dawn Cornett and Grady M. Cornett (Deanna); cherished grandfather to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Grady loved RV camping and was an avid Formula One and Indy Car racing fan.  He was a self-taught “jack of all trades” who could fix almost anything, and he enjoyed finding ways to use his talent to help others.
The family received friends Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, where the funeral    was held Sunday at 5 p.m. with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be in Endicott, New York.
Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

REBECCA ANN WILSON BOWMAN
Rebecca Ann Wilson Bowman, age 67, of Julian died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur.
Mrs. Bowman was born in Randolph County on February 6, 1948 to Henry and Alma Rouse Wilson. Rebecca was formerly employed with Mid-State Equine and was a member
of Red Cross Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband R.D. Bowman.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Frazier and husband Bryan of Julian; son, Kenneth Barker and wife Missy of Siler City; grandsons, Cory Barker of the U.S. Navy, Justin Riddle of Asheboro, Luke Barker of Siler City, Logan Frazier of Julian; granddaughter, Haley Riddle of Siler City; great-granddaughter, Lily Riddle of Asheboro; sisters, Linda Cockman and Barbara Saley both of Asheboro; and brother, Rusty Wilson of Asheboro.
The family received friends on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 12:30-2 p.m. at Red Cross Baptist Church, NC Highway 22, Climax.  Funeral services followed on Monday at 2 p.m. at Red Cross Baptist Church with Rev. Bud Rowe officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made be made to Red Cross Baptist Church, 2961 Monda Road, Climax, NC 27233.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.
Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

September 24, 2015
MARIE MARSH JOHNSON

Mrs. Marie Marsh Johnson, age 73, of Cameron, died Thursday, (09-17-2015), at her home.

The funeral service was held Sunday, (09-20-2015), at 3 p.m. at Red Branch Baptist Church in Carthage, with Pastor Scott McInnis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born October 17, 1941, in Lee County, to the late Henry C. Marsh and Versie Venable Marsh. She was a member of Red Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Wayne Johnson; a daughter, Jeanette Johnson Blakeley of Cameron; son, James Wayne (J.W.) Johnson, II of Harrisonburg, VA; sisters, Ruth Marsh Dix of Wade, Carol Marsh Loving of Cameron, Inez Marsh Butner of Sanford; seven grandchildren and four great-grand- children.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNY HAROLD DOUGHTY, JR.

Johnny Harold Doughty, Jr., 68, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, (09-16-2015) at the Hospice Home of Alamance in Burlington.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday (09-17-2015) at the Sansbury Family Cemetery near Timmonsville, SC.

Mr. Doughty was born in Florence County, SC, on October 13, 1946, to the late John Harold Doughty, Sr. and Bessie Tart Doughty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Jerry Doughty and Jeanette Touchberry.

Surviving are sons, John Harold Doughty III of Pittsboro, Jason Bell Doughty of Florence, SC, Caleb Doughty of Charleston, SC; and daughters, Jillian Elizabeth Miles of Florence, SC, and Chelsea Adele Doughty, of Charleston, SC.

Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

GREGORY H. “Greg” LANGLEY

Gregory Horace “Greg” Langley, 56, of Staley, passed away Thursday, (09-17-2015) at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (09-20-2015), at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. John Gunter and Mr. Jimmy Hill officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Langley was born on September 25, 1958 in Chatham County. He owned and operated Langley Dairy Farm and was a member of Mt. Olivet Wesleyan Church. Greg was active in the dairy business as a member of the NC Holstein Association, Randolph County Livestock & Poultry Association, and was Vice-President of the Randolph County DHIA.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Dunn Langley of the home; son, Gavin Langley and daughter, Shanna Langley, both of the home; parents, Gattis Clark and Martha Kirby Langley of Staley; sisters, Janet Stephenson of Smithfield, and Barbara Poe of Staley.

Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Wesleyan Church, 890 Brady St. Ext., Ramseur, NC 27316; or to NC Dairy Youth Foundation, Campus Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695.

MARGIE GUNTER HALL

Mrs. Margie Gunter Hall, 81, of Sanford, died Friday, (09-18-2015).

Funeral services were held Sunday (09-20-2015) at 3 p.m. at Sanford Church of God with Pastor David Kimbrell and Pastor Dwayne Dickerson officiating. Burial followed at Shallow Well Cemetery.

Mrs. Hall was a long-time member of the Sanford Church of God. She was born on November 2, 1933, in Lee County to the late Oscar Raymond Gunter and Altie Maddox Gunter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Hall Shackelford and brothers, Rev. Clarence Gunter and wife Coleen, Carl Gunter and Jimmy Gunter.

Shallow Well Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

  • Mary W. Smith, 84, of Chapel Hill died Friday, (09-18-2015).
  • Mrs. Michael May Lanning, 77, of Raleigh died Tuesday, (09-15-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

LEE BROWN

Lee Brown, 56, of Joe Brown Road, Bear Creek died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Brown was born in Chatham County on December 18, 1958, the son of Robert E. “Bobby” and Marlene (Clapp) Brown.

Lee attended Brush Creek Baptist Church and had been a cattle farmer until his health began to fail.  He was an outdoors man, who enjoyed deer hunting, wood working, fishing at the beach, watching western movies and time spent with his grandson.

Lee was preceded in death by his father.  He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda (Stewart) Brown; daughter, Christy Brown Dixon and husband, Michael of Siler City; sons, Brandon Brown and wife, Nikki of Pittsboro, Aaron Brown and fiancee’, Anna of Bear Creek; mother, Marlene (Clapp) Brown of Bear Creek; sister, Donna Sessoms and husband, Jackie of Bear Creek; grandson, Jaxon Dixon; brother-in-law, Jeff Stewart of Siler City, and nephews, Jonathan and Jeremy Sessoms.

The family received friends Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Friday, September 18, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Strider and Rev. Neal Kight officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Operating Fund, C/O Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh funeralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

DEWEY DALE “BUTCH” HEFNER

Dewey Dale Hefner, “Butch”, 57, of Bear Creek, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 17, 2015 surrounded by family and friends at his home.

The family held a private green graveside memorial service at the Hefner Family Cemetery with Pastor Harold Rives, Jr. officiating.

Dewey (Butch) was born in Siler City.  He was the son of Dixie Scott Holt and step-father, Elmer Holt and the late Dewey Calvin Hefner, Jr. His grandparents were Karen Rives Hefner and Dewey Calvin Hefner, Sr., Nellie Dixon Scott and Lonnie Scott.

He is survived by his wife, Scarlett Robinson Hefner; daughter, Amber Dale Hefner of Cary; aunt, Judy Hefner House ( Kirk) of Winston Salem; uncles, Hoyte Scott (Berta), Robert (Bob) Scott (Shelby), both of Bear Creek; brothers, Dean Hefner (Helen) of Bear Creek, David Hefner and Tony Hefner of North Myrtle Beach,  SC; sisters, Donna Storts of Garner, Kimberly Brewer and partner Jo of Ramseur; many nieces, nephews and a special family friend, Shirley Rives.

Butch worked many years in steel fabrication at Steel and Pipe Corp and Basic Machinery.  He had also worked in facilities maintenance at Pittsboro Christian Village and as a security guard for Chatham County Recycling Centers.  Butch was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing and breeding boxer dogs.

The family wants to express our love and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended the home service, and for all the prayers and support that was given to us. It was a blessing.

A special thank you to Liberty Hospice Service, Piedmont Pine Coffins and Beckie’s Bouquets for making Butch’s wish for a Green Service possible.

May God bless all!

DAISY D. JOHNSON

Daisy Deaton Johnson, 87, of 704 N. Dogwood Ave., Siler City, died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City after several years of declining health.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Ramseur, with interment in

Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City.

Daisy was born December 9, 1927 in Randolph County to the late Levi and Izetta Deaton. She was a retired supervisor with Sol Enterprise and a member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. Daisy was an humble, sweet little lady who was very thankful for family and friends and the care she was given. She will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Winfred Johnson.

Survivors include daughter, Rhonda Phillips, and husband David of Goldston; son, Donald Johnson and wife Judy of Asheboro; granddaughter, Alana Lynthacum and husband Jamie of Mt. Gilead; great-grandchildren, Haley Lynthacum, Madison Lynthacum; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur and again, following the funeral service at the residence.

Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com.

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to Chatham County Council on Aging, PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

JONATHAN PETER FRANZEN

Jonathan Peter Franzen, 69, residing in Bear Creek, NC (formerly of Detroit and Oxford, MI), Vietnam Veteran, died on Friday, September 18, 2015 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Slayton (formerly Detroit and Oxford MI, now Bear Creek NC); Mother, Barbara Franzen (Father, Andy, deceased 2008) (Clinton Twp., MI); Andy Franzen (Glenice Stucker) (formerly Detroit MI, Huston TX, now Pahrump, NV); Dr. Mary Franzen Clark ( Dr. Thomas) (Plymouth, MI); mother-in-law, Peggy Slayton (formerly Detroit MI now Pittsboro NC); sister-in-law, Sandy (Roger) Blevins (The Villages, FL); Ann Marie Slayton (Malcom Duff) (Pittsboro, NC); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and more people who loved him than can be counted.

Memorial service will be at Orchard United Methodist Church, 30450 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., before the service.

Memorials to be sent to the Duke Chapel Organ Fund, Durham, NC, or CARE, Chatham County, NC.

Make online condolences at: www.cremationsociety nc.com.

JAMES MATTHEW “JIMMY” EDDINS

James Matthew Eddins, “Jimmy”, 75, went home to be with our Lord on Monday September 14, 2015 as a result of a tragic accident after suffering a medical emergency.

Jimmy was a native of Chatham County born October 11939. He was a truck driver for fifty-six years and a long-standing member of Chatham United Methodist Church. His most treasured roles, however, were that of husband, father, and Papa.

He was a kind, honest, selfless, and simple man who loved Jesus, his country, his animals, and his family. He was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time in his mountain home in Fleetwood and listening to bluegrass music.

Jimmy is the son of the late Kennon and Charlotte Eddins and is survived by his wife, Dara Eddins; sons, Jimmy, Jr., Tracy, Ronald and wife Tammie and grandchildren, Moli Eddins, all of Chatham Church Road, Moncure and Nathan Eddins of Asheboro. Other survivors include his siblings, Victoria Howard and Richard Eddins of Sanford and Ken Eddins of Moncure and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Friday September 18 at Chatham United Methodist Church in Moncure. Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. in the church.

Condolences can be made in his memory to the Campbell University Catherine Wood School of Nursing, PO Box 1090, Buies Creek, NC 27506; or to the Chatham United Methodist Church Cemetery fund.

Make condolences at: ww w.donaldsonfunerals.com.

Arrangement by Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation.

September 17, 2015
RAYMOND ALBERT HUTCHINS

Raymond Albert Hutchins, 80, of Bennett, died Wednesday, (09-09-2015) at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (09-12-2015), at Maple Springs United Methodist Church, Ramseur, with Rev. Bob Dowling and Rev. Ed Carter officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Raymond was a native of Randolph County, a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church and retired from N.C. Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roby and Lula Branson Hutchins and his sister, Dorothy Hardy.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Brewer Hutchins of the home; daughters, Susan Anderson and Sandra Rae Prater, both of Bennett; sister, Frances Brown of Greensboro; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com.

Memorials may be made to: Maple Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Lorene Thompson, 7793 NC Hwy 42 South, Ramseur, NC 27316.

LESTER ROLAND RODGERS, SR.

Lester Roland Rodgers, Sr., of Siler City died Wednesday (08-26-2015) at his home.

Services were held on Saturday, (08-29-2015 at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion church with burial in Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.

Mr. Rodgers was born October 3, 1927 to the late Charlie and Bertha Alston Rodgers in Chatham County, where he attended Hickory Mountain School. He held several positions in church including singing with several groups over the years. At his death, he was a member of Evans Chapel where he served as Sunday School Superinten-dent and church trustee. He served his community on the Joint Board of Directors (JOCCA) for several years. He held many jobs in his lifetime, from sawmill worker to mill employee and Pittsboro Christian Village.

Survivors include children, Lester Rodgers, Jr. of Pittsboro, Rev. Rose R. McMillian of the home, Larry Rodgers of Lumberton; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Marie McClain of Siler City.

IDA ELIZABETH SMITH

Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Smith passed away on Sunday, (09-06-2015) at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

A memorial service was held Thursday, (09-10-2015) at Knotts Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Hugo Portillo; children, Ronnie Roger Moore, Jr., Jennifer Gruzman, Eric Hage, Niko Tomeo Portillo; sisters, Retha Wheat, Teresa Nordell; brothers, Leo Cadorette, Pete Catron and Jr. Hagy; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

MARY SUE WALDEN GLOVER

Mary Sue Walden Glover, 65, passed away on Thursday, (09-03-2015) in Chapel Hill.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday (09-09-2015) at Knotts Funeral Home.

She was born June 9, 1950 to Clarence Klee Walden and Viola Fox. She worked at Glendale Hosiery for over 40 years. Later she worked at Universal Healthcare. She was a member of Edwards Grove Baptist Church in Liberty. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Glover and daughters, Amanda Glover and Teresa “Lisa” Glover Jenkins.

Survivors include daughter, Janice Glover Brady of Asheboro, four grandchildren. Ten Great-grandchildren; siblings, Tommy Price and Sharon Taylor.

LISA ANN MORRISON

Miss Lisa Ann Morrison, age 43, of Sanford, died Saturday, (09-12-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Miss Morrison was born in Lee County, on June 10, 1972, to Rickey Morrison and Delores Campbell Morrison.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by sisters, Rita Hipp of Broadway, and Kristie Morrison of Cameron.

A memorial service was held Monday, (09-14-2015)15, at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials in memory of Lisa Ann Morrison may be made to the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Southeast, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 810, Charlotte, N.C. 28209.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

VIALEE HOLDER CASHION

Mrs. Vialee Holder Cashion, 79, of Sanford died Wednesday (09-09-2015) at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and pending at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES “JIMMY” MATTHEW EDDINS, SR.

James “Jimmy” Matthew Eddins ,Sr., age 75, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (09-14-2015), in South Carolina.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro. http://www.donaldsonfunerals.com

DEATH NOTICES

NICHOLAS E.S. ERPELDING

Mr. Nicholas Erpelding, 54, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Nick was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to JoAnne Erpelding and Edward Erpelding. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and practiced for eight years. Nick then became a commercial appraiser and worked in the Triangle and Chatham County.

He enjoyed biking around the county, learning Italian and his friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Erpelding; his father, Edward Erpelding and his wife Beth Erpelding; and the much loved pets that he rescued.

Nick loved greatly and was loved greatly in return. A love that never dies.

EARL LEE “PETE” BREWER

Mr. Earl Lee “Pete” Brewer, 88, of Bear Creek died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home.

A visitation was held on Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett. The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. Joe Drum officiating. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery, with Full Military Honors provided by The Randolph County Honor Guard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and his wife of 67 years. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Lee Phillips, Patsy Sue Bray and husband Greg, all of Bennett; two sons, Sammy Brewer and wife Cathy of Bear Creek and Douglas Alan Brewer and wife Beckie of Bennett; four sisters, Pauline “Sister” Garner and husband Nolan of Lexington, Ada Mae Hicks and husband Junior of Littleton, Colorado, Lois Jean Purvis and Virginia Seawell and husband Elmer Ray all of High Falls; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fall Creek Baptist Church % Playground Fund, 1745 Fall Creek Church Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208 or Community Homecare and Hospice, 108 Village Lakes Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344.

Online condolences may be offered at: www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Brewer family.

LINDA HARRIS HUMPHREY

Linda Harris Humphrey, age 71, of Charlotte passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 after six weeks of critical illness.

Linda was born March 4, 1944 in Chatham County to Dalton and Mallie Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Herbert Harris.

A member of Meronies Methodist Church, she was a graduate of Chatham Central High School. She attended Kings Business College and N.C. State. She was employed by Trane for 40 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Kendra Marchick and husband Michael of Florida; two sons, Korry Humphrey of California, Kerry Humphrey of Charlotte; brothers and sisters, Reid Harris of Sanford, Mildred Sheffield of Atlanta, GA, Betty Lambert of Bear Creek, Welford Harris and wife Pat of Pittsboro, Nancy Laird and husband Andrew of Sophia, Wayne Harris and wife Clarice of Siler City; four grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Mecklenburg Community Church, where she volunteered for many years in the children’s department. Burial will be held at a later date at Meronies United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the acts of kindness shown to Linda and the family.

EDWARD LEE GRIFFIN

  Bennettsville—Mr. Edward Lee Griffin, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the Morrison Manor in Laurinburg, NC, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Chatham County, NC on July 10, 1925, he was a son of the late Samuel Burnice Griffin and Ada Justice Griffin. He was a graduate of Pittsboro High School, was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Bennettsville and a former member and Deacon of Pittsboro Baptist Church in Pittsboro, for many years. He was the former owner of Griffin-Flythe Honda in Bennettsville (42 years) and  was a former partner with Volkswagen and Rick Hendrick Honda. He served as a Board Member of First Citizens Bank in Bennettsville and was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Club.

He will be remembered as a respected businessman and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved to square dance and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anna L. Griffin of Bennettsville; a daughter, Mary Lee Cooper (Russell) of Myrtle Beach, SC; a step-son, John Franklin Quick (Lois) of Bennettsville; a brother, Samuel Griffin (Dottie) of Pittsboro; a sister, Nancy Parker of Myrtle Beach, SC; a sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Griffin of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Allison Wright (David), Tony Cooper (Ashley), John Franklin Quick, Jr., and  Ashley Roberts; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Larry Zaky. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pittsboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents listed above; his first wife, Mary Katherine Griffin; daughter, Linda Dianne Griffin; brother, Burnice Griffin; and brother-in-law, Warren Parker.

Memorials are suggested to: Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 308 West Main Street, Bennettsville, SC  29512; or to the Pittsboro Baptist Church, PO Box 696, 121 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Please sign the online guestbook at: www.burroughscooperfh.com

PHILIP CRAIG TORREY

Philip Craig Torrey, age 67, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Torrey was born in Wayne County, MI, on December 3, 1947, to the late Lyle Fredrick Torrey and Jewel Floyd Torrey. He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Kevin Kilpatrick and two brother-in-law’s, Dennis Romanski and Bob Brown. Mr. Torrey was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Betty Ann Jones of the home; two sisters, Carole Romanski of Flint, MI, Joan Brown of FL; and one nephew, Craig Kilpatrick.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

 RICHARD HARRISON BRADLEY

Pittsboro—Richard Harrison Bradley died Monday, September 7, 2015 at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh at the age of 73. He had been a longtime resident of Chatham County. The family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful healthcare team at the Transitions LifeCare for all the kindness and compassionate care they gave Richard.

Richard is survived by his wife, Lee Bradley of Pittsboro; his daughter Rebecca, and son-in-law Stephen of Apex. He was a 1964 graduate of N. C. State University with a degree in Agricultural Education. Prior to coming to Chatham County, he taught Vocational Agriculture at South Edgecombe High School in Pinetops, N.C. He worked as a County Agriculture Extension Agent from January 1, 1971 until January 3, 1995.

Anyone who knew Richard knew how he loved gardening and sharing watermelons, cantaloupes, corn, tomatoes, butterbeans, green beans, cucumbers, and other produce with neighbors and friends. He was a decade’s long season ticket holder for Wolfpack baseball, football, and basketball. One of the many highlights was traveling to Omaha with the Wolfpack baseball team for the College World Series in 2013. His other passions included fishing, traveling especially to historic places with family and friends, and talking about politics.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation (formerly Hall-Wynne Funeral Home), 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Williams Primitive Baptist Church at 1868 White Oak Swamp Road, Whitakers, NC 27891 with Elder Johnny Ray Gardner officiating. Directions to the church may be found with the online obituary at www.donaldsonfunerals.com. Burial will be in Edgecombe Memorial Park in Tarboro.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Williams Primitive Baptist Church. Please mail contributions c/o Jean Lyndaker, 2013 Old County Home Road, Tarboro, NC 27886. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation.

September 10, 2015
GEORGE HORACE REEVES

Mr. George Horace Reeves, 90, of Moncure, died Saturday (09-05-2015) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center.

Mr. Reeves was born in Watauga County on July 24, 1925 to the late Curtis Earl Reeves and Ethel Moretz Reeves. Mr. Reeves served our country in the United States Army during WWII and was an ex POW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 59 years, Maxine Campbell Reeves; his brother, James Reeves; and his sister Earline Reeves Breedlove.

Surviving is his brother, Royce D. Reeves.

The funeral service was held Tuesday (09-08-2015) at 2 p.m. at Chatham United Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Edwards and Rev. Leah Skaggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery

MARJORIE JONES MESSER

Marjorie Jones Messer, 89, Siler City died Friday, (09-04-2015) at Coventry House of Siler City,
A graveside service was held Tuesday, (09-08-2015) at 1:30 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, in Clayton, with Rev. Stephen Joyner officiating.

Mrs. Messer was born on October 3, 1925 in Johnston County. She was the daughter of Worth Melvin and Pearl (Barber) Jones. Marjorie was a farmer’s wife and also worked in retail at TG&Y, and McCory’s Stores. She was a member of Community Baptist Church, where she served on the funeral food committee, and helped cook for Wednesday Prayer Service. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Michael Lee Messer, her husband, Floyd J. Messer, Jr.; a brother, Worth B. Jones, and infant great-granddaughter, Caitlin Michelle Womble.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Messer Cardwell of Moore, SC; sons, Melvin D. Messer of Siler City, Floyd J. Messer, III of Silk Hope, Gordon G. Messer of Siler City; sisters, Ann J. Andrews of Clayton, Pansy Benson of Graham; brother, Troy B. Jones of Clayton; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfunerlhome.com.

BOBBY L. BUCKNER

Bobby L. Buckner, 82, of Pittsboro died Sunday, (09-06-2015) at his residence, where he was also born on January 26, 1933.
The family received friends Wednesday, (09-09-2015) from 1 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Emmaus Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Buckner was a lifelong resident of Chatham County and the son of Olon M. and Blannie Johnson Buckner. He was a Navy veteran, a farmer and truck driver for Allide Corp. Bobby was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, a Deacon and served on the cemetery committee. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ruth Smith, brothers, Carl, Clyde, Grady, Talton and infant twins.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Lindley Buckner of the home; son, Michael A. Buckner and two step-grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church or to UNC Hospice, P. O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Make online condolences at:

www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MABEL SLOAN BAKER

Mrs. Mabel Sloan Baker, 94, died Saturday (09-05-2015).

Graveside services were held at Buffalo Cemetery on Monday, (09-07-2015), at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Phillips officiating.

Mrs. Baker was born August 30, 1921, to the late Fred Walter and Mattie Johnson Sloan. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Garrett Sloan, Jesse Walter Sloan; a sister, Lula Sloan Pettus and by husbands, Prentice Stone and John Baker.

Mrs. Baker graduated from Deep River High School. She was a member of Grace Chapel Christian Church, former member of the Democratic Board of Elections and the VFW Auxiliary.

There are no immediate family survivors.

Memorials may be made to Mrs. Bakers great nephew, Stephen Poindexter, who serves the Lord as a foreign missionary with IBM Global, in care of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Poindexter, 8008 Bluffridge Road, Raleigh N.C. 27616.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

  • Blair Richards Harry, 59, of Apex, died Wednesday, (09-02-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

MARY “JANE” BREWER BRADY

  Mary Jane Brewer Brady, 95, of 53 E. Buffalo in Bennett died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:24 a.m.

Mrs. Brady was born in Chatham County on February 11, 1920, the daughter of William C. and Myrtis (Presnell) Brewer.  Jane was a charter member of Bennett Baptist Church.  Jane and her late brother Pete Brewer, along with her husband Eulon, operated Brewer’s Laundry and Dry Cleaners in Siler City for almost 40 years. She enjoyed serving the public and considered it her honor to help people look nice and present themselves well in their public and professional lives. Of particular note were the many law enforcement officers that brought their uniforms to Brewer’s Laundry over the years. Jane was a Charter Member of Chatham County Crime Stoppers and was a faithful volunteer for the Board of Elections. Her passion was travelling and she had visited all 50 states, making many memories with her family all along the way. Jane always said she was the happiest when she was in a car seat riding down the road. She was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, James Eulon Brady; brothers, Max, Wade, Vernon and Pete Brewer.

She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Parker of Graham; two brothers, Charles Brewer and wife Barbara of Bennett; Jack Brewer and wife Mildred of Siler City; grandsons, Shawn Stovall of Wilmington and Jason Stacey of Graham.

A memorial service will be held at Bennett Baptist Church, Bennett on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tim Strider officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the family receiving their condolences in the fellowship hall after the service.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1414 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or Bennett Baptist Church.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

 BERNIE SANDERS JESSUP

Bernie Sanders Jessup, 85, of Siler City, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bernie was born on January 1, 1930 in Bear Creek, North Carolina to Sanders and Thelma (Driver) Jessup. After graduating from Bonlee High School, Bernie joined the United States Air Force in December of 1947.  He attended Training Command at Scott Air Force Base and became a Control Tower Operator.  While stationed at the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Military Base in Gross-Gerau, West Germany, he met, and in Bern Switzerland on August 8, 1950, married Margarete (Margie) Baumann, the mother of his children.  Bernie achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and received an honorable discharge in December of 1951.

Throughout his wonderful life, Bernie held many occupations including farmer, contractor, truck driver, operations manager, business owner, and restaurateur.  He will be remembered most as trusted friend, loving father, brother, uncle, and companion.  Bernie had a quick wit and a gift for making everyone laugh.  He never knew a stranger.  His friends and family would like you to know that he filled our lives with kindness, joy, love and laughter.  We ask that you go forth and share those same gifts with all that you meet.  This shall be his legacy.

Bernie is survived by his son, Albert Jessup (wife, Addie) of Newport, NC, and daughter, Rebecca Jessup Hamilton (husband Curt) of Jacksonville, Florida; his dear sister, Mary Lucas,  brother-in-law Wayne Lucas; his soulmate Virginia Welch; six grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, and his beloved dog, Sheila.

Arrangements are made through Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City.  A celebration of Bernie’s life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Brush Creek Baptist Church, Bear Creek NC, at 11a.m.  The family will receive guests from 10 to 11 a.m.  Interment will be immediately following at Brush Creek Cemetery.  Bernie will be interred next to his infant sons, Timothy and Anthony, who preceded him in death.

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Brush Creek Baptist Church, St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry or Friends of Jacksonville Animals.

Jesus said, “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”  John 16:22.

HARRY LEE HORNEY

Harry Lee  Horney, 88, of 1434 Sunset Drive, Siler City, died Friday, September 4, 2015 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City.
Mr. Horney was born in Guilford County on May 6, 1927, the son of William Edd and Clara Levens Horney. Harry Lee was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church, the Men’s Sunday School Class and was a Deacon Emeritus. Mr. Horney was founder and co-owner of Carolina Stockyard. He was a member of the Chatham County Cattlemen Association and was a Chatham County Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee. He loved working on the farm, his cows and spending time with his grandchildren. Harry Lee was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, William Howard and Clarence Homer Horney, and a daughter, Jeanne W. Stone.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Steed Welch Horney; a daughter, Patricia Horney Neinast and husband, Mark of Gastonia, NC;  a son, Mike Welch and wife, Wanda of Carlsbad, NM;  son-in-law, Jerry Stone of Siler City; grandchildren, Michael Welch and wife, Deanna of Carlsbad, NM, Wendy Chesser and husband, Rev. Rody Chesser, San Angelo, TX, John Gaddy, Wilmington, Jason Gaddy and wife, Candice, Randleman, Jessica Roman and husband, Junior, Randleman, Justin Stone, Wilmington, Will Neinast and Claire Neinast, both of Gastonia;  sister-in-laws, Margie Horney and Violet Horney, both of Greensboro; 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and special caregiver, Ann Oldham.

The family received friends Monday, September 7, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.

The funeral was held Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Patrick Fuller and Rev. John Hamm officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at:     www.pughfuneral home.com.

ADELE REYBURN DURDEN

Adele Reyburn Durden, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Adele was born in New York, NY on March 5, 1935 to the late Albert Tevis Reyburn and Constance Brewer. She was a longtime resident of Sharon and Middleboro, MA and Siler City. She was owner of Happy Heart Stable. She had a love of horses and people, neither of which she would turn away.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca Larason, Cynthia Yarmala, Deborah Fesel, Heather Ponte, Michele Ward, Melissa Phillips, Adele Crites, Alexander Durden, and Richard Durden; 26 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and sisters, Dr. Martha Scott and Francis Balaitis.

In addition to her parents, Adele was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Brewer.

A celebration of her life will be Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US HWY 70 Business West, Clayton, NC 27520.

Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home.

DENNIS WAYNE HAND

Mr. Dennis Wayne Hand, age 75, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Hand was born in Cowpens, South Carolina on May 10, 1940 to the late Haskell Colan Hand and Jonnie Bannister Hand.  He was a U.S. Marine, a welder by trade and worked part-time at Siler City Country Club to support his golf habit. He liked to fish, but loved his grandchildren most of all.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hand was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Mildred Jordan Hand and his brother, Charlie Byron Hand.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise Harrell (Dennis) of Pittsboro; his brother, Haskell (Tater) Colan Hand, Jr. of Grier, South Carolina; his sisters, Iroth Hand Collins of Woodruff, South Carolina and Jane Hand Erickson of Oregon; his grandchildren, Justin Ray Harrell (Hillary) and Cody Wayne Harrell; along with his great-granddaughter, Olivia Mildred Harrell.

A graveside service was held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Juniper Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

September 3, 2015
RAYMOND “Sonny Boy” EMERSON

Mr. Raymond Emerson, 91, of Siler City passed away on Sunday, (08-23-2015) at his home.

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, (08-30-2015) at Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include sons, Alfonzo Emerson of Sanford, Raymond Howard Emerson, Jr. and Hermon A. Emerson , both of Greensboro; daughters, Peggy Emerson Hagans of Virginia Beach, VA, Laura A. Emerson of Greensboro, and Janice L. Emerson of High Point; sister, Yvonne Baldwin of Chapel Hill; brother, Wade Emerson of Baltimore, Md; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

SARAH CRAIG BRIGGS

Mrs. Sarah Craig Briggs, 73, of Mebane, passed away on Thursday, (08-20-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (08-29-2015) at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Craig was born to the late Richard Allen and Nora King Glover Craig. She was preceded in death by her parents,13 siblings, her husband Marion Wendell Briggs, and one daughter, Theresa N.Alston.

She was educated in the Orange County school system. She was a homemaker as well as employed by Frank Porter Graham School, PTA Thrift Store, The University of North Carolina and Security Systems of Durham.

Survivors include daughters, Alecia J. Fisher, Donna B. McIntyre, Gwendolyn E. Briggs, Traci Jeanette Briggs; sisters, Martha Terrell, Nannie Laney; brother, Joseph Craig; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

       ADA B. HAYES

Ada Bailey Hayes, 93, of Siler City, died Friday, (08-28-2015) at the Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services were held

at 11 a.m., Monday, (08-31-2015) at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with

Rev. Chris Wood, officiating.

Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett.

Ada was a native of Randolph County, retired from Boling Chair Company and attended Brookdale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, June Floyd Hayes, son, Franklin Hayes, daughter, Lorraine Hayes, and her parents, Quincey and Fannie Shaw Bailey.

Survivors include daughters, Beulah Caviness of Siler City, Kathy JoAnn Hayes of Asheboro; sons, Jimmie Hayes and Floyd Hayes, both of Siler City; brothers, Joe Bailey and Quincy Bailey, both of Lexington; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to: Saving Grace Baptist Church, 5205 NC Hwy 22-42, Ramseur, NC 27316.

DORIS RICE BURKHEAD

Doris Rice Burkhead died Friday, (08-28-2015) at her home in Sanford.

A graveside service was held Monday, (08-31-2015) at Jonesboro Cemetery.

Born September 10, 1923, she was the daughter of John Henry and Willie Mae Rice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cooper Moffitt Burkhead. She was active in Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, was a Girl Scout leader and a member of a Garden Club. She was recognized as Lee County Home Extension Club Woman of the Year.

Survivors include daughters, Harriet Phillips of Winston Salem, and Bettie Carey Bragg of Jasper, GA; a brother, John Henry Rice, Jr. of Sanford; sisters, Henrietta Fulton of Winston Salem, and Tulline Roberts of Sanford; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

   JACKIE LEE CAREY

Jackie Lee Carey, 65, of Sanford, died Sunday, (08-23-2015, at Central Carolina Hospital.

A graveside service was held Friday, (08-28-2015) at 10 a.m. at Jonesboro Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Baker and Brent Fallin officiating.

Mr. Carey was born in Lee County, on September 19, 1949, to the late John Lee Carey and Lura Strickland Carey. He was also preceded in death by brothers, James Franklin Carey and Jerry Carey.

Survivors include his wife, Mary McKay Carey; brothers, Joel Carey of Sanford, John Albert Carey, Jr. of Jacksonville; and a sister, J.C. Carey of Sanford.

Memorials can be made to CARA (Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption), PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC 27331-2642 or www.cara-nc.org in Mr. Carey’s name.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNY MILTON GODFREY

Johnny Milton Godfrey, 74, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (08-25-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Friday, (08-28-2015) at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Douglas presiding. Burial followed in New Life Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Godfrey was born in Lee County, on March 20, 1941, to the late Milton Godfrey and Willie McGhee Godfrey. He was also preceded in death by Mark Anthony Godfrey, Carlie Dale Godfrey, Angela Godfrey, several brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Judith Wilson Godfrey of the home; sons, Johnny Scott Godfrey of Albemarle, Randall Scott Godfrey of Sanford, Billy Justin Godfrey of Pittsboro; daughter, Amber Gail Godfrey of Albemarle; brothers, Tommy Godfrey, Daniel Godfrey, both of Sanford; sisters, Dolly Carmichael of Sanford, Peggy Godfrey Williams of Raleigh, Joyce Ann Simpson of Carthage, Bonnie Carmichael of Holly Springs, GA; six grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren,.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PAULINE POE DOWD DUNCAN

Pauline Poe Dowd Duncan, 88, of Siler City died Monday, (08-31-2015) at Siler City Center.

The funeral will be Friday (09-04-2015) at 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Chatham County on November 9, 1926 the daughter of Coen and Florence (Edwards) Poe.    She was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and retired from Glendale Hosiery. Pauline was preceded in death by her husbands, Vernon Dowd, Joe Boggs and Elmer Duncan; parents; brothers, Glenn, Billy, Allen and Jack Poe; sisters, Mary Allen and Dorothy Hayes.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Whitaker; sons, C.B. Dowd, and Donnie Dowd,  all of  Siler City; ten grandchildren, twenty great-grand-children and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (09-03-2015) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Chatham County Council on Aging, P O Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or the Joy In The Morning Sunday School Class of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneral home.com.

DEATH NOTICES

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.www.cremationsocietync.com

 

 MURRAY MILTON ANDREW

Murray Milton Andrew, 86, of Siler City, NC died Tuesday August 25th 2015 at Genesis Healthcare.  He was born in Chatham County on June 18, 1929, the son of the late James Harvey and Mary Blanche Lindley Andrew.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter and a brother, Donald Keith Andrew, Sr.

He attended Silk Hope High School and went to Campbell Junior College in the summer of 1946 to graduate from high school.  He graduated from Campbell Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1948.  He received a B.S. in Science from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1950.  He received a Master of Education in Secondary Education and Administration with a Graduate Teaching Certificate in Mathematics, Science, and Administration from UNC Chapel Hill in 1956.

He began his 35 year career in education at Silk Hope School from 1949-1951.  He taught at Goldston High School 1951-1953 and 1955-1957, Jordan Matthews High School 1957-1965, Sandhills Community College 1965-1967 and again at Jordan Matthews High School 1967-1970.

His career in education was interrupted from 1953-1955 when he served in the U.S. Army assigned to Special Services with the Air Force.  During his military service, he was stationed in England, Austria and Germany as a CBR officer for the 804th Engineering Battalion in England.

In 1970 he became the principal of Jordan Matthews High School until his retirement in 1986.  After his retirement, he was a library assistant at Wren Memorial Library.

His passion for education and his care and concern for all students was evident to all who knew him as a teacher or principal.  He delighted in attending high school reunions to visit with “his students.”

He was an avid gardener and took special pride in his roses.  He enjoyed researching, writing and publishing books on genealogy.  He was a member of the Chatham County Historical Society.

He was a birth-right member of the South Fork Friends Meeting and joined First Baptist Church in Siler City in 1957. At First Baptist Church he was Superintendent of the Intermediate Sunday School Department for 12 years, a Deacon for 12 years, serving two years as Chairman of the Board.  He was a member and teacher of the Roy A. Edwards Sunday School Class.  After his retirement from the school system, he wrote the book “One Hundred Year History, First Baptist Church of Siler City” and assisted in writing another book about First Baptist Church named “Right Before Our Eyes” with Mrs. Cecilia Budd Grimes.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Burke Andrew of Siler City, a son, Steven Andrew of Raleigh, a daughter, Yvonne Andrew of Siler City; Granddaughter Lauren Hadley of Fuquay-Varina; Grandson Benjamin Hadley and wife Melissa of Graham; Great grandchildren Ella and Bryce Hadley; brothers, Blake Andrew and wife Rebecca of Snow Camp; Phillip Andrew and wife Pauline of Snow Camp; sister, Jane Lindley and husband Joe Bill of Snow Camp and a sister-in-law, Jane Andrew of Lynchburg, Virginia.

The family received friends at First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC on Friday August 28, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The celebration of his life was conducted at First Baptist Church on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  Burial followed the service at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road in Siler City, with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 or West Chatham Food Pantry.

A very special thank you to the competent and caring staff of Genesis Healthcare, especially the 500 and 200 hall staff, and to Jackie Tanner Griffin, FNP, for the excellent care they provided to our loved one for the past 28 months.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 JAMES T. (J.T.) BROWN

Mr. James T. (J.T.) Brown, 92, of Bear Creek, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at his home.

Graveside services were held Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. Scott Walker officiating.   A visitation was held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church from 2 p.m. to 2:45 prior to the graveside service.

J.T. was born in Randolph County in 1922 and later moved to Chatham County, where he and his late wife, Christine S. Brown, farmed and raised their family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Cavalry. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist for most of his life and enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents and wife, J.T. was preceded in death by four sisters.

He is survived by one son, Willie T. Brown and wife Emily of Bear Creek; one daughter, Kay Brown Faucette and husband Bill of Sanford; two grandchildren, Barry T. Brown and wife Jessica of Bear Creek, and Ronald A. Brown of Liberty, two great-grandchildren, Andrew T. Brown and Abby K. Brown, both of Bear Creek.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his memory to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC HWY 902 Bear Creek, N.C. 27207.

Condolences may be offered on line at:   www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Brown Family.

ELLEN DRY VANN

Ellen Dry Vann, 77, of Siler City died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mrs. Vann was born in Stanly County on November 29, 1937 the daughter of Jacob Fleet and Myra (Efird) Dry.  Ellen was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church and the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class.  She enjoyed working in her yard and flower gardens.  She also enjoyed a round of golf and time spent with her family.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and twin granddaughters, Grayson and Katelyn Vann.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, James S. Vann; two sons, Mitch Vann and wife Kristen of Siler City, Derrick Vann of Washington, DC; one sister, Linda Dry Jones and husband Gordon of Charleston, SC; and one granddaughter, Karsyn Vann.

The family received friends Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City, 314 North 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

THERESA ANGELYN DENNISON

Theresa Angelyn Dennison, passed suddenly on August 25, 2015.

She is survived by her children, Paul Candelori of Greenville, NC and Joel Candelori of Pittsboro; her parents, David Baron and Katharine Roberts Dennison of Atlanta, GA; brother David and wife Lynn of Acworth, GA; sisters, Lucile Clotfelter of Durham, Cookie Daniel and husband Russ of Athens, GA, Holly Kelly and husband Dave of Atlanta, GA, Mary Pitts and husband Neal of Orlando, FL, and Jeni Cupp and husband Tim of Harrisonburg, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Denise Fulford of Arlington,TX.

Angel was a graduate of Lovett High School in Atlanta, Georgia, 1975. She attended Vanderbilt University 1975-1977 and Georgia State University in 1978-80 and earned a Bachelors degree. Her career with Lanier took her from working in Atlanta, GA to Tampa, FL. She worked in the Banking Industry in Florida and South Carolina. She worked for Carolina Meadows Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, and later became the Executive Director at the Chatham Council on Aging and the Director of the Chatham County Department of Aging in Pittsboro. She was awarded the distinction of Hometown Hero and was active in the care for the elderly and raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.

A service to honor her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015 at New Salem Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

August 27, 2015
JAMES HARMON ASBILL, JR.

Mr. James Harmon Asbill, Jr., 82, of Sanford, died Monday, (08-10-2015), at his home.

A private memorial service will be held.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Harmon Asbill and  Zelia Cranford Asbill.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Lyons Asbill; a son, Marsh Asbill of Sanford; a daughter, Susan Brightbill of Sanford; and four grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RONALD LYNN PHILLIPS

Ronald Lynn Phillips, 55, of Siler City died Wednesday, (08-19-2015) at Chatham Hospital.

A memorial service was held Saturday, (08-22-2015) at 3 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Boyd officiating.

Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on August 18, 1960, the son of Lynville and Nancy (Dixon) Phillips.  He was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and had been employed as a meat cutter.   He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by three daughters, Kristy Phillips Christie of Goosecreek, SC, Alex Phillips Roe of King, Tresalynn Phillips Crider of Englewood, OH; son, Eric Phillips of Manahawkin, NJ; mother, Nancy (Dixon) Phillips; one brother, Jarrett Phillips of Asheboro; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Super Sharp Shooting Stars, c/o Randolph County 4H, 112 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC  27203.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhhome.com.
 

EVA MAE BROWN

Eva Mae Brown, 83, of Bennett, died Monday, (08-17-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

Funeral services were held Friday, (08-21-2015) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with  Rev. Mark Richardson officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Eva was a native of Chatham County and a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Diffie and Dorothy Brown, brothers, Ray Brown and Wilse Brown, and sister, Carol Moore.

Surviving is her sister, Nora Lee Ellis of Bennett.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to: Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 5931 Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Bennett, NC 27208.

HOWARD ALBERT EUBANKS

Merry Oaks –  Mr. Howard Albert Eubanks, age 92,  died (07-15-2015) at The O’Berry Center in Goldsboro.

Mr. Eubanks was born March 27, 1923, the son of John Eubanks and Nina Jones Eubanks. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Roy, Coy, Laddie and John Everett Eubanks, and one sister Lena Eubanks Carroll.

There are no immediate family survivors.

A graveside Commemoration of Life Service will be held Thursday, (08-27-2015) at 11 a.m. at New Elam Christian Church on Pea Ridge Road in New Hill.

CALVIN RAYMOND      COLE

Mr. Calvin Raymond Cole, 90, died Monday , (08-17-2015)  at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

A memorial service was held at Pittsboro Christian Village on Friday (08-21-2015) at 2:30 p.m. with burial in  Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

Mr. Cole was born in Worcester, MA on November 29, 1924, to the late Ruth Emerson and Franklin Everett Cole.  He honorably served in the U.S. Navy and was a former member of the Cary Alliance Church.

Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Marian Ozinga Cole, of Pittsboro Christian Village; his brother, Arthur Cole of Northboro, MA; sisters, Margie Howard of Mission Viejo CA, Evelyn Cole of Arroyo Grande, CA; and his children, John Cole of Holly Springs, Deborah Bourque of Pepperell, MA, Paul Cole of Clinton, MA, and Rebecca Bennett of Manchester, NH.

JACKIE LEE CAREY

Mr. Jackie Lee Carey, 65, of Sanford, died Sunday, (08-23-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and are pending by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOHNNY M. GODFREY

Johnny M. Godfrey, 74, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (08-25-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

DEATH NOTICES

•  Janet Cooper Welanetz, 93, of Chapel Hill died Thursday, (08-20-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas. www.cremationsocietync.com

ROBERT  ELTON WARD, SR. 

Robert Elton Ward, Sr., of Liberty, died August 22, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Robert, the son of the late Dennis and Nannie Frazier Ward, was born December 24, 1925. He was the youngest of eleven children.

Robert “Mutt” resided with his wife, Sallie Pendergrass Ward, for 65 years in Liberty, and their last five years together at Coventry House of Siler City. He was a caring father who was always there for Robert Elton Ward, Jr., and his wife Carolyn, Kenneth Alfred Ward and his wife Shug, and Sallie Ann Ward VanLear, and her husband Charles Albert VanLear, III. He enjoyed spending time with his four granddaughters, Thea Ward Robichaux, Jennifer Ward James, Taeh Allison Ward, and Sarah Ward Sherman. Due to his long life, he was blessed to be a part of the lives of three great grandchildren, Zyler Ward Robichaux, Ivy Charles Robichaux, IV, Elodie Blythe Booher Sherman. He unfortunately never met his latest grandson, Hayden Kenneth James and will miss the joy of knowing another great grandchild which is due in September. He loved his family.

In addition to his immediate family, left to cherish his memory is one sister, Mary Ward McAtee of Newbury Park, California, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robert was a devoted husband who worked hard to provide for his family.  While working and raising his young family, Robert attended Guilford College and became an accountant. In addition to working at Liberty Chair Company, he and Sallie had a bookkeeping service in their home.  They both enjoyed visiting with the clients each tax season and keeping up with their families. Lasting friendships developed from this bookkeeping service, from their travels, and from his hobbies of fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was never too busy to help others and the door to their home was always open for visitors. Robert was a member of First Baptist Church, Liberty, the Lions Club and later the Rotary Club. He served as a Boy Scout Leader and a little league baseball coach.  Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

A funeral service was held on August 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service; burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to:  The 100 Man Project, Inc., P.O. Box 83, Liberty, NC 27298, indicating your gift be used toward the purchase of the new van.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Ward family.

DR. RICHARD HUGH BROWNE

   Pittsboro—Dr. Richard Hugh Browne, 84, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2015 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 31, 1931 to the late Katherine Vickers and Hugh F. Browne. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He would earn a Ph.D in education and serve his community as a school administrator. He was married to the former Martha Lawrence.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Browne was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn R. Browne.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Browne; his sons, Richard Browne (Holly) of PA and Robert Browne (Maren) of NY; his daughters, H. Patricia Cronin (Kevin) of NJ and Kathryn Hanley (Stephen) of NJ; his stepson, Bruce Lawrence of SC; along with fifteen grandchildren.

A prayer service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Funeral home, 396 West St., Pittsboro, NC  27312.

Dr. Browne will be laid to rest in Salisbury National Veterans Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro, NC.

LEOTA BUDD THOMPSON

Leota Budd Thompson of Siler City died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Chatham County on August 20, 1924 the daughter of Grover L. and Ida Johnson Budd.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City, the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class and the Joy In The Morning

Group. Leota spent her working years employed in the office of A. J. Schneierson, Southern States and Johnson Cotton Company.  She enjoyed painting and traveling.

Leota was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Thompson; her parents; brothers, Kenneth Budd and Curt Budd; sister, Della Margaret Budd.

She is survived by special niece, Nancy Moon Murchison of Liberty, NC; niece, Rosemary Lentz of Burlington, NC; nephew, Kenny Budd of Siler City, NC; sisters-in-law, Jane Budd of Liberty, NC and Margaret Budd of Burlington, NC.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. The family received friends Wednesday, following the graveside service at Chatham Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Make online condolences at:

www.pughfuneral home.com.

 MARIE ALLEN COCKMAN WICKER

 Marie Allen Cockman Wicker, 75, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Randolph Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty.  The family will receive friends following the service.

Marie was the daughter of the late Norman and Mary Poe Allen and was also preceded in death by her son, Tony Cockman; sisters, Becky Freshwater,  Debbie Allen and brothers, Tommy Allen and Steve Allen.

Surviving is her husband, Worth W. Wicker;  daughter, Tina Branson; son, Ricky Cockman and wife, Lynn; grandchildren, Tony Carl Branson and Randa Josie Branson; sisters, Pheobe Hembrey and Sylvia Strickland; and brothers, Leonard Allen, Virgil Allen and Winfred Allen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve Marie’s family.

RONNIE BLACK

   Ronnie Black, 70, of  Sam Lowe Road, Siler City died Friday, August 21, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mr. Black was born in Chatham County on February 27, 1945, the son of Numa Floyd and Mary (Glass) Black. He was owner-operator for over 42 years of Black’s Tractor & Equipment Company; and was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church. Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family at Badin Lake, where he was a part of the Badin Shore’s Home Association. He liked going to tractor pulls, go- carts, skiing and air chairing. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, A brother, James Black and a sister, Hazel B. Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gayle Teague Black;  three sons, Darrell Black of Holly Springs, NC, Steven Black and wife, Amy of Siler City, and Chris Black of  Liberty;

one sister, Dr. Carolyn Black Ferree and husband, Richard C. “Sandy” Sanders of Winston-Salem; and grandchildren, Katie and Aaron Black.

The family received friends Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Dr. Greg Burriss officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Black Family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

August 20, 2015
SANDRA LEE CUNNINGHAM ROESING

Sandra Lee Cunningham Roesing, 86, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-07-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

A reception to celebrate her life took place at Pocket Presbyterian Church in Sanford,on Thursday, (08-13-2015) at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Dudley presiding.

Mrs. Roesing was born in Fayette County, PA on August 29, 1928, to the late James Cunningham and Ada Williams Cunningham.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Bud” Roesing.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Jamie Caplan of Little River, S.C., Karen Sorenson of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL  60601 (web site is www.alz.org).

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

      EDNA JEAN WHITT

Mrs. Edna Jean Hall Whitt, 69, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (08-12-2015) at her home.

A graveside service was held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Friday, (08-14-2015) at 3 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Norris presiding.

Mrs. Whitt was born in Lee County on December 10, 1945, to the late Gracie Hall Gilmore.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Elzie Randall Whitt of the home; sons, Randall Ray Whitt and Richard Edward Whitt, both of Sanford; brothers, Ed Delbert Gilmore, Harold Dawson Gilmore and Walter Carl Gilmore, all of Sanford; sisters, Betty Thomas, Liz Martin and Daisy Katherine Edwards, all of Sanford; and grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROSIE ELLEN KEY STONE

Mrs. Rosie Ellen Key Stone, 78, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (08-12-2015) at Liberty Commons of Lee County.

Arrangements are pending by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET SUE DOWDY

Margaret Sue Dowdy, 82, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (08-15-2015) at Parkview Retirement Village.

Ms. Dowdy was born in Lee County on March 14, 1933, to the late John M Dowdy and Hattie Womack Dowdy.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank L Dowdy and a sister, Annie Lee Dowdy Johnson.

Surviving is a sister, Pauline Dowdy Harton.

The funeral was held at Turner’s Chapel Church on Tuesday, (08-18-2015) at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bruce MacInnes presiding.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Turner’s Chapel Church, 1344 Colon Road, Sanford, NC 27330

  Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TONY PATTON McMILLIAN

Tony Patton McMillian,  69, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-14-2015) at First Health Hospital in Pinehurst.

The graveside service was  held Tuesday, (08-18-2015) at  1 p.m. at Grace Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. McMillian was born in Lee County, on May 13, 1946, to the late Sidney Walter McMillian and Nellie Caulder McMillian.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Scott McMillian.  He worked as a sewing machine mechanic.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff McMillian and Chris McMillian, both of Sanford; a step-daughter, Michelle Kivett of Sanford; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

VIRGINIA ESTELLE ROSSER BARNHILL

Mrs. Virginia Estelle Rosser Barnhill, 88, of Sanford, died Saturday, (08-15-2015) at Parkview Retirement Center.

Funeral services were held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m.  on Tuesday, (08-18-2015) with Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating. Burial followed on Wednesday, (08-19-2015) at 11:30 a.m. at Pineview Memorial Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

Mrs. Barnhill was born on October  23, 1926, in Harnett County, to the late Joseph Lexie Rosser and Nina Nordan Rosser.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alton Barnhill and a sister, Magaline Thomas Hunter.

She is survived by a son, Dale Barnhill of Chapel Hill; daughter, Denise O’Geary of Henderson; brother, Joseph Milton Rosser of  Chickamauga, GA; sister, Geraldine Morris of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Edgemont Baptist Church, 1622 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27803.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICES

• William Michael Prentice, 62, of Pittsboro died Thursday (08-13-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com


JUANITA BENSON LASSITER

Juanita Benson Lassiter, age 84, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Lassiter was born in Kings Mountain, NC on October 7, 1930, to the late John L. Benson and Lu-Crettia  Enloe Benson. In addition to her parents, she was  preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Lassiter, a son, Robert Edward Lassiter, Jr., and two brothers, J.L. Benson Jr. and O’Neil Benson.  Mrs. Lassiter was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Mitch Lassiter and wife Beth of Sanford; one daughter, Rhonda Vitagliano and husband Carmine of Nashua, NH; one brother, Leroy Benson and wife Sharon of Mooresville, NC; in-laws, Jimmie Lassiter of Robbins, Carlton Lassiter  and wife Betty of Lillington, and Harold Lassiter and wife Carolyn of Lillington; four grandchildren, Robbie Perry and wife Nikki, Emily P. Burnham and husband John, Sam Lassiter, Abby Lassiter and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel.

A memorial service was held Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon officiating. Burial followed at 6 p.m. at Pine Rest Cemetery, Plank Road, Robbins, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Pittsboro Baptist Church Building Fund,  P.O. Box 696, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

 

WALTER AMIE DUPONT, JR.  (WALLY)

Walter  Amie Dupont, Jr. (Wally) went to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 13, 2015.

He was born on September 21, 1951 in Rockford, IL. Wally was a US Army Veteran and member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Sanford NC Lodge 86. He was a lifetime pipefitter and most recently had careers as a Construction Project Manager and Superintendent.

Wally is joining his parents, Walter, Sr., and Rose  Devine Dupont; brother Phil; sister Sue; and daughter Elizabeth in Heaven.

Wally leaves on this side of heaven his wife and soul-mate Sheryl; daughter Amy; son Jason; grandson Ethan; brother Donald; sisters Madeleine, Mary, Martha, Monica; sister-in-laws Dee and Vivian; brother-in-laws Bob, Cal, and Jack; niece Megan; and his beloved felines, Tony and Mimi. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends are located across the country and around the world.

We thank God for the time He allowed us to share Wally’s life. We will forever remember and miss him.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be sent to the Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc., P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net.

WILMA GARDNER STONE

Apex—Ms. Wilma Gardner Stone, 99, formerly of Bennett, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Apex.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Gardner and Fleta Scott Gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Stone; sisters, Berta Mae Linnens and Mildred Routh. She was a member of Bennett Baptist Church.

Ms. Stone liked to garden, and can and freeze her vegetables from the garden. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, and most of all, loved her family and neighbors. She also worked at a hosiery mill in Robbins.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Bennett Baptist Church in Bennett with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service in the church’s Narthex.

She is survived by her son, Larry Stone and wife Betty Lou of Cary; brother, Cecil Gardner and wife Hazel of Ramseur; sister, Alice Williamson of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Angelia Smith and husband Jack of Apex,  Annette Taylor and husband Greg of Apex; great-grandchildren,  Nicole and Carmen Smith, and Cameron and Nicholas Taylor.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund or Cemetery Care Fund at Bennett Baptist Church, PO Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is honored to serve the Stone family.

BESSIE C. WOLFE

  Bessie C. Wolfe, 79, of Siler City, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at  Smith and Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Wolfe was preceded in death by two daughters, Sarah Mangum and Debbie Wolfe.

Survivors include two daughters, Fredia Moody and Dianna Josey; two sons, Dennis Wolfe and Frederick Wolfe; two brothers, Barton Stanley and Frank Stanley, Jr.; her very best friend of 40 years, Rose Shiflett; 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Smith and Buckner is serving the Wolfe Family.

August 13, 2014
JUNE C. REAVES, JR.

Mr. June C. Reaves, 76, of Pittsboro passed away on Monday, (08-03-2015) at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro.

Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

VELLIE BELLE BRAY

Vellie Belle Bray, 90, passed away,Saturday, (08-08-2015) at the Siler City Center.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, (08-11-2015) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett, with Rev. Todd Brown officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Williamson, and Bonnie Cooper Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband Vaughn Bray, brothers, Clyde Williamson, CM (Duck) Williamson, and Tom Williamson; and sister, Betty Henley. She worked for 30 years at Klopman Mills as a spinner in Ramseur.

She is survived by daughters, Marie Harper of Bennett, Carol Lackey of Siler City; sisters, Martha Luther and Margie Stewart, both of Biscoe, Lucille Carter of Troy, Judy Stevens of Star; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

SANDRA LEE CUNNINGHAM

Sandra Lee Cunningham Roesing, 86, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-07-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehab.

A reception to celebrate her life will take place at Pocket Presbyterian Church in Sanford on Thursday, (08-13-2015),  at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Dudley presiding.

Mrs. Roesing was born in Fayette County, PA on Aug. 29, 1928, to the late James Cunningham and Ada Williams Cunningham.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Bud” Roesing.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Jamie Caplan of Little River, S.C., Karen Sorenson of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL  60601 (web site is www.alz.org).

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

BETTY LOU SMITH

Betty Lou Smith, 86, of Sanford, died Thursday, (08-06-2015) at her home.

The funeral service was held Sunday, (08-09-2015) at Bridges Cameron funeral Home at 3 p.m. Burial followed at Shallow Well Cemetery.

She was born in Lee County, on October 21, 1928 to the late John R. Smith and Sarah “Lou” Riley Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Loyd Smith, Char -les E. Smith and sisters, Elma Mae Powers and Margaret Smith Allen.  Ms. Smith was retired from Sanford Finishing Company as an administrative assistant.

She is survived by a son, Jason Smith of Cameron; and one grandson.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

DEATH NOTICES

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.c

ANNIE LILLIAN WILSON MAY

Annie Lillian Wilson May, age 81, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.  Mrs. May was born in Orange County, on November 20, 1933 to the late Boyd Wilson and Audrey Riley Wilson. She was a school teacher and guidance counselor for 30 years in Pittsboro. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mike May.  She is survived by her husband John May of the home; one daughter, Diane Braswell and husband Danny of Pittsboro; one brother, Ronnie Wilson and wife Vickie of Swepsonville; one sister, Betty McVey and husband Jack of Snow Camp; two grandchildren, Dalton Brown and Spencer Braswell.  The family received friends Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service Griffin Chapel. The funeral, was held Saturday August 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Pastor Tripp Harmon and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

BONNIE MIDDAUGH ABRAHAMS

Bonnie C. Middaugh Abrahams, 65, of Bear Creek, NC, passed away on August 9, 2015 at Transitions LifeCare Center, Hospice of Wake County.

She was born in Phillipsburg, NJ and moved to NC in 1987. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Harry Abrahams, Jr., father, Leonard Middaugh, mother, Mildred Smith Middaugh, sister, Faye Hendershot; brother, Leonard Middaugh, Jr. and granddaughter, Diamond Abrahams.

She is survived by her sons, Peter Abrahams and wife Barbra, Henry Harry Abrahams III, and daughter, NovaLee Wright and husband, Mike; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 in memory of Bonnie Abrahams.

 

August 6, 2015
WAYNE GODFREY

Wayne Godfrey, 76, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (07-28-2015) at his home.

The funeral was held Thursday, (07-30-2015) at 10 a.m. at Shallow Well Church with Rev. Eugene Ussery presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Godfrey was born in Lee County, on September 23, 1938, to the late Harvey Godfrey, Sr and Josephine Buchanan Godfrey.  He was a retired Lee County Magistrate after 37 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Godfrey and a brother, Dewey Glenn Godfrey, Sr.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Godfrey and Wendy Godfrey Holder, both of Sanford, Elizabeth Godfrey Ehmig of High Point; brothers, Harvey Godfrey Jr. and Jerry Godfrey, both of Sanford; a sister, Joyce Phillips of Sanford; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT O’DELL BEAL

Mr. Robert O’Dell Beal, 71, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, (07-16-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

A native of Chatham County, Robert was born April 20, 1944, son of the late Franklin O’Dell Beal and Lucille Jones Beal. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Viet Nam War. Robert was in grocery food service for 30 years.

Mr. Beal is survived by his daughter, Michelle Baldwin of Augusta, GA; his brother, Joseph Wayne Beal of Pittsboro; his sister, Norma Beal of Pittsboro; his grandmother, Helen Vaughn; and a granddaughter, Amanda Baldwin.

A private service was planned.

The family asks that memorials be made to the CORA Food Pantry, 40 Camp Dr., Pittsboro, NC 27312. corafoodpantry.org/

Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro.

PAUL SMITH

Mr. Paul Smith of Sanford, died Wednesday, (07-29-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

The funeral was held Saturday, (08-01-2015) at  3 p.m.

at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pearl Castleberry presiding.  Burial followed at Cameron Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Lee County on April 28, 1947, to the late Clarence Smith and Annie Parker Smith.  Paul worked for Tri-County Business Machines as a sales associate.  He served his country in the US Air Force.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Linda Walker Smith of the home; sons, Michael Ray Smith and Nathaniel Mark Smith , both of Morrisville; daughter, Kimberly Faye Van Patten of Atlanta; brother, Glenn Smith of Sanford; sister, Nancy Gaines of Sanford; and four grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RAYMOND ARNOLD KENNEDY

  Mr. Raymond Arnold Kennedy, 84 of Robbins passed away Tuesday, (07-28-2015) at his home.

Services were held Friday (07-31-2015) at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church  with Dr. John Williamson, Rev. Edwin Moore, and Eddie Brown officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

He was the son of the late Garland Alexander Kennedy and Verna Mabe Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verla Wright Kennedy.

The Kennedys operated their commercial quail business farm, Kennedy Game Farm. He was a member of Acorn Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Kennedy Key of Robbins and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

LARRY LEE CRABB

Mr. Larry Lee Crabb, 72, of Carthage, passed away Friday, (07-31-2015) at FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (08-04-2015) at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Asheboro, with Pastor Michael Poindexter officiating. Burial followed in Putnam-Friends Church Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Doyle and Nora Waddell Crabb. He was a retired salesman and truck driver. Mr. Crabb was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Seagrove. He was preceded in death by his parents; son,

Derrick Crabb; one granddaughter and one great-grandson; and sister, Betty Russell.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Seawell Crabb of the home; daughters, Denise Collins of North Wilkesboro, Drucilla Haywood of Purlear; step-daughters, Terri Martindale of Robbins, Theresa Polston and Tonya Ritter , both of Bennett; four grandchildren; eight step-grand-children; two great-grand-children; two step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Cox of Bowie, MD.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 6220 US Highway 220 S. (ALT), Asheboro, NC 27205

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARY TAYLOR THOMAS

Mrs. Mary Taylor Thomas, 64, of Pittsboro passed away on Wednesday, (07-29-2015) at her residence.

Funeral service were held at 12 noon on Monday, (08-03-2015) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion church. Burial followed in the church

cemetery.

  Mrs. Thomas was born December 25, 1950 in Pittsboro,  the daughter of  Mr. Edward Goldston and Mrs. Ionie Pugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Mr. James Pugh and two brothers, Mr. Frank Taylor and Mr. James (PeeWee)

Pugh. She was a member of Mitchell Chapel Church and a graduate of Horton High

graduate of Horton High

School. She retired from UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Survivors include a son, Tony Thomas of Fuquay-Varina; and three grandsons.

  LINDA CAROL GUNTER

Ms. Linda Carol Gunter, 66, of Pittsboro passed away Wednesday (07-29-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (08-04-2015) at Liberty Chapel Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Ms. Gunter was born to the late Atlas and Flossie Gunter on August 31, 1948. She was a member of Liberty Chapel Church and a graduate of

Horton High School.

Survivors include her children, Tarol Gunter of the home, Cortney Gunter of Greensboro; one grandchild; four sisters and two brothers. 

GENE OTIS FRALEY

Gene Otis Fraley, 83, of Sanford, died Thursday, (07-30-2015), at his home.

The funeral was held Sunday, (08-02-2015) at 4 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Yandle presiding.  Burial followed at Grace Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Fraley was born in Lee County, on June 22, 1932, to the late William Sloan Fraley and Geneva Stewart Fraley.  He graduated from Greenwood High School and retired as a master weaver from Cascade Fibers.  He was a farmer by trade.  Mr. Fraley was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Maddox Fraley; sisters, Pauline Ruby McFarland and Vivian Mobbs; and brothers, Albert, Harry and Clyde Fraley.

Surviving is his daughter, Karen Jean Fraley of the home.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

STEWART FLETCHER CURRIN

Stewart Fletcher Currin, 44, died (10-05-1999), in St. Petersburg, FL of natural causes.

A memorial service and graveside gathering will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, (08-08-2015), both at Olivia Presbyterian Church in Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Olivia Presbyterian Church for local benevolences, 3363 Olivia Road, Sanford, NC 27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PETER HARRIS

Mr. Peter Harris, 68, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday, (07-30-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (08-05-2015) at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Pittsboro. Burial followed in Pittsboro Community Center.

Mr. Harris was born December 1, 1946 in Pittsboro to the late Ben Harris Sr. and the Late Fannie Leach Harris. A graduate of Horton High School, he joined the Army, and served a tour in Vietnam. After that, he was employed as a security guard, U.S. postal worker, and part-time cab driver. He had attended Mount Sinai AME Church.

Survivors include five children, Michelle, Diane, Sherry, Perry and Sylvia, all of New York City; sisters, Nannie Paige of Pittsboro and Virginia H. Garris of New York City; brothers, Ben Harris Jr. and Ervin Harris, both of Pittsboro. His grandchildren live in New York City.

DEATH NOTICES

• Janet Von der Heide of Pittsboro died Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

 

THOMAS JEFFREYPERRY

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  In lieu of flowers make memorials to any Wells Fargo Banking Branch, to the Jeff Perry Memorial Account: 2588009460.

VIVIAN GILLILAND PETTY

Our beloved Mom passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on July 28, 2015 at home, surrounded by family.  She now gets to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Dr. Carroll T. Petty; her mother, Alice Hammer; her father, Leo Gilliland; her daughter, Beverly van Westendorp; and her brother, Ronald Gilliland.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands;  Loretta and Warren Chittum, and Denise and Mike Holt; four grandchildren:  Brittany McDowell, Carl Chittum, Mikey Holt, and Brandon Holt; two brothers and their wives:  Lionel and Camilla Gilliland – and – J.B. and Jackie Gilliland; three sisters-in-law:  Augusta Gilliland, Beth P. Smith, and Margaret Petty; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She spent many years volunteering in her children’s schools and extracurricular activities and held numerous leadership positions in medical auxiliaries.  After a career as a Registered Nurse, she held appointments in state government.  She was an active member of Derbyshire Baptist Church and a spirited participant in their Golden Tones Choir.

A service celebrating her life was held at Derbyshire Baptist Church (8800 Derbyshire Road, Henrico, Virginia) on Sunday, August 2, 2015.  Viewing was at 1 p.m. with the memorial service following at 1:30 p.m.  A reception  followed the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in her memory to your local Alzheimer’s Association.

GREGORY “STEVE” STACY

Gregory “Steve”  Stacy, 55, of  Seth Teague Road, Siler City died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

Mr. Stacy was born in Rutherford County on August 27, 1959, the son of George Allen and Virginia Burrell Stacy.   Steve worked as production control manager at Arauco in Biscoe and had previously worked at Mastercraft in Siler City.  He was dedicated to his work, showing great passion and attention to detail.  Steve had a sense of humor and was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He enjoyed NASCAR and football, especially the Panthers and the Green Bay Packers.  He also enjoyed spending time playing with his dog, Ralph.

He is survived by one daughter, Lorie Teague of Siler City; two sisters, Frances S. Dobbins, Margaret S. Dwiggins,  both of Rutherfordton; one brother, Wayne A. Stacy of Forest City; grandchildren, Victoria Barlow, Abigail Thrift and Aaron Garner; and companion, Tammie Garner.

The family received friends Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City.  A memorial service

followed at 4 p.m. with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Dept of NC, PO Drawer 28146, Raleigh, NC 27611; or Wounded Warrior Project ,P.O., PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

July 30, 2015
ARTHUR MILTON POOLE, JR.

Arthur Milton Poole, Jr, 61, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (07-21-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Poole was born in Jacksonville, FL, on March 30, 1954, to the late Arthur Milton Poole and Marjorie Williams Poole.

No services are planned at this time.  Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

• Wilfred Jones, 92, of Chapel Hill died Thursday, (07-23-2015.

• Cecil A. Miller, 90, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, (07-26-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.www.cremationsocietync.com 

SALLY DUNN EMERSON MANESS

Sally Dunn Emerson Maness of Siler City passed away peacefully in her sleep at Chatham Hospital on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side.

Sally was born June 28, 1924 to Riley Clifton and Sarah Elizabeth Dunn in Bear Creek, NC.  She worked for 30 years at the original Chatham Hospital in Siler City.  Her retirement was spent tending to her flowers, her home and a bevy of cats at the home she shared on the farm with her husband of almost fifty years, James Shuby Maness.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Riley Clifton and Sara Elizabeth Dunn, her sisters, Lorene Dunn Sipe (Ed) and Margie Dunn McKague (Rick), a daughter Lee Emerson McLean, a grandson, Brian Louis Emerson and her first husband, Raymond Emerson.

 In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, William Louis Emerson (Lucy) of Antioch and daughter Susan Emerson Holt (Charles) of Greensboro, along with her grandchildren, Emerson McLean Berne (David) of Southport, Missy McLean Daniels (Michael) of Ocala, FL, Will McLean (Kristen) of Asheville, Melinda Emerson of Greensboro, Carlyle Holt (Angela) of Greensboro, Ryan Holt (Steph) of St. Pete, FL, Alexander Holt (Amanda) of Goldston, Mary Holt of St. Pete, FL, Carla Emerson of Burlington and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Saunders officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Sally’s memory to the Cemetery Fund at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

THOMAS JEFFREY PERRY

Thomas Jeffrey  Perry, 54, of Epps Clark Road, Siler City died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Perry was born in Sanford, Florida on March 23, 1961 and adopted by Wade H. (June) Perry, Jr. and Doris (Hargrove) Perry.  He was a foreman with Basic Machinery.  Jeff was a gunsmith and an avid outdoorsman.  He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents; father, Henry F. Harvey; and sister, Linda Richardson.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy E. Harvey of Kissimmee, FL; daughter, Crystal Perry Sharp and husband, Greg; son, Thomas Lester Perry, all of Siler City; step-children, Heather Lynn Ward of Liberty, Cameron Thomas Ward of Bear Creek; sisters, Henrietta Brown of Kissimmee, FL, Debbie Hartlief of Woodstock, GA, Cheryl Cataldo of San Diego, CA; brothers, Henry Harvey of Clermont, FL, Charles Harvey of Orlando, FL.

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating.

The family received friends Saturday, July 25, 2015, 3 to 5 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist

Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to any Wells Fargo Banking Branch, to the Jeff Perry Memorial Acct. #258009460.

JESSIE GUY PRESNELL

February 23, 1929 – July 27, 2015

  Goldsboro – Jesse Guy Presnell, Jr., 86, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  Guy retired from Carolina Power and Light Company after 35 years of service.  He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and was past Master of the Wayne Masonic Lodge #112 A.F. & A.M.  Guy proudly served his country in the United States Army.

A service celebrating Guy’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Seate officiating.  Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at Siler City.

Guy is survived by his son, G. Michael Presnell and wife Ginny of Harrisburg and two grandchildren, Dr. Allison Presnell of Raleigh and Christopher Presnell of Chapel Hill; sisters, Sadie Presnell and Midge Presnell, of Deep Gap; sister-in-law, Starla Presnell of Lynn Haven, FL.  He is also survived by a very special friend, Evelyn Pate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Guy Presnell, Sr.; his wife, Ann Moses Presnell; sisters, Jean Prickett, Eula Hunley; and brothers, Jimmy Presnell and Pete Presnell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to St.  Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

The family received friends on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. seymourfuneralhome.com.

 CAROL SUE COOPER

Mrs. Carol Sue Cooper, 74, of Pittsboro, died Friday evening, July 24, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Sue was born in Iredell County, NC on May 2, 1941 to the late Dewey Calvin Hefner and Karen Rives Hefner. She was married to Mr. James Cooper for 27 years until his death in 1990.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by her son, Robert Cooper; her daughter, Sherry Morris; her sister, Judy House; and her grandchildren, Amanda Morris and Aaron Cooper.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro, NC.

RUBY ANN PAYNE

Miss Ruby Ann Payne, 99, peacefully passed away at home in Pittsboro Christian Village, Saturday morning, July 25, 2015.

She was born in Bladen County, NC on March 6, 1916, daughter to the late William Haywood Payne and Bessie Hinshaw Payne.

Formerly of Greensboro, Miss Payne was a long time member of Shannon Hills Chapel before moving to Pittsboro Christian Village to reside in 1990.

In addition to her parents, Miss Payne is preceded in death by three brothers, Maurice, Frank and J.D. Payne; and her sister, Freda Willke. She is survived by eleven nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in the receiving parlor of Pittsboro Christian Village.  The funeral service started at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Gerald Baker and Rev. Mark Shelley officiating.  Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Services of Pittsboro.

July 23, 2015
BARBARA BROWN DUCK

Mrs. Barbara Brown Duck, 76, of Clemmons, passed away Monday, (07-13-2015) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, (07-16-2015) at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church in Robbins with Rev. Hubert McLeod officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Duck was born in Moore County, daughter of the late Reid and Mamie Moore Brown. A member of Providence Chapel Christian Church in Robbins,  Barbara had worked in the food service for many years, and had also worked at the Best Western Triad Inn in Lexington. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Luther Cox and Ed Brown; sisters, Doris Moody and Virginia Cox.

Surviving is her husband, Everette Duck of the home; son, James Campbell; daughter, Dana Jackson, both of Candor; step-son, Everette Duck, Jr. of Lexington; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and sister, Clara Leach of Asheboro.

Make online condolences at www.joyce-bradychapel.com.

CHARLIE WILEY CAGLE

Charlie Wiley Cagle, 83, of Siler City died Wednesday, (07-15-2015) at Siler City Center.

The funeral was held Saturday, (07-18-2015) at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Ron Chaney officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Cagle was born in Moore County on October 1, 1931 He had been employed as a chicken catcher.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Brown Cagle and his parents, Jonah Franklin and Mintie Williams Cagle.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Kay Holt of Siler City; two sons, Franklin Cagle of Siler City, Jerry Cagle of Pittsboro; sister, Louise Cagle Garner of Robbins; six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

REV. WINFORD DEAN CLIFTON

Rev. Winford Dean Clifton 83, of Randleman, passed away Thursday, (07-16-2015) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

He was the son of the late Patrick Henry Clifton and Nellie G. Starnes Clifton.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Joanne M. Clifton and Mary Belle Clifton. A graduate of John Wesley College, he was a pastor for over 40 years, serving churches in Asheboro, Randleman, High Falls Friends in Bennett, and in Iowa. He was Housing Director for Crossroads Retirement Center.

Survivors include his son, William “Bill” Clifton of Cedar Falls; sister, Opal McIntyre of Charlotte; brothers, DJ Clifton of Richmond, VA, Patrick Clifton of Petersburg, VA; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

A double memorial service will be held with his wife, Joanne Merrill Clifton who passed away Wednesday, (07-15-2015), on Saturday, (08-01-2015) at 11 a.m. at Hope Baptist Church in Sophia.

A graveside memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. that afternoon for Rev. Clifton, at High Falls Friends Church in Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

WILLIAM RAY ARTHURS

Mr. William Ray Arthurs, 90, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (07-18-2015) at his home.

The funeral was held Monday, (07-20-2015) at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Alexander and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Arthurs was born in Iredell County on January 1, 1924 to the late Gurney Floyd Arthurs and Vera Mae Karriker.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Walker Arthurs; sisters, Margaret Goodwin and Nancy Griffin; brothers,  Jimmy Arthurs and Ralph “Brownie” Arthurs.

Survivors include daughters,  Pamela Arthurs McCormick of Franklin, TN, Jill Arthurs Kutsch of Pittsboro; sister, Elizabeth Arthurs Hoyle of Elon; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Choir/Organ Fund, Pittsboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC 27312.

MARY BELLE HOLT MATTHEWS

Mary Belle Holt Matthews, 80, of Sanford, died Friday, (07-17-2015) at Westfield Retirement Center, Tramway.

The graveside service was held at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery on Monday, (07-20-2015) at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Joel Cameron presiding.

Mrs. Matthews was born in Lee County on January 8, 1935, to Floyd Holt, Sr. and Mary McDuffie Holt.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, W. R. Holt, Leonard Holt, Walter L. Holt, Floyd H. Holt, Jr., J. D. Holt, Billie R. Holt; sisters, Edna Earl H. Johnson, Lizzie Mae H. Cole, Louise H. Shackleford and Maggie H. Willett.

She is survived by her husband, Tommie J. Matthews, of the home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICES

• Wallace Reid Markham, 90, of Apex (Chatham County) died Saturday, (07-18-2015).

Dr. Lisa Marie Davis, 59, of Siler City (Randolph County) died Wednesday, (07-15-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas. www.cremationsocietync.com

BETTY SMITH BROOKS

Betty Smith Brooks, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

She was a native of Chatham County and retired from Glendale Hosiery.   Betty enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and spending time with her family, three cats, and special canine companion, Dolly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Gertrude Smith; her husband, George (Bob) R. Brooks; two brothers, Clifford and John Willard Smith; and two sisters, Rachel Holliday and Willia Mae Love.

She is survived by her sister, Hilda Deaton of Durham; three special nieces, Cindy Reid, Denise Scott, and Karen Hodge; and many other nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Friday, July 17, 2015 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City.

A graveside service followed at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Bob Griffith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneral home.com.

BILLY JOE PHILLIPS

Billy Joe Phillips, age 85, of Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at his home.

He was a Chatham County native, and was the son of the late Burkett and Nannie Grubbs Phillips. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Edna Cook Phillips; daughter, Cheryl Pettit; son, Donald Ray “Bub” Phillips; a brother,  Russell Phillips; sisters, Allene Watts, Ethelda Stumpf, and Jane Phillips; grandsons, Shawn Phillips and Phillip Pettit.

Mr. Phillips was a retired mail carrier after 30 years of service at the US Post Office in Bear Creek.  He was a farmer, and loved to bird, and rabbit hunt, as well as flounder gigging.  He was Chairman of the ASCS of Chatham County for ten years, and Chairman of the Chatham County Farm Service Agency for 40 years. He was a member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, and on the building committee.   Mr. Phillips loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11 a.m at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, with Rev. Roger Thomas and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, July 20, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, in Bennett.

He is survived by his sons, Mike Phillips and wife Margaret of Ramseur, Dennis J. Phillips and wife Judy of Bear Creek, Terry Phillips and wife Sherrie of Bear Creek; brothers, Gary Phillips of High Falls; sisters, Berta Lou Scott and husband Hoyt of Bear Creek, Sue Ann Farlow and husband Frank of Raleigh; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one  great-great-grandchild.

Online condolences may be made at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is honored to serve the Phillips family.

VERA FLUETSCH THOMAS

  Vera Fluetsch Thomas of Pittsboro, North Carolina, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, born Vera Merle Fluetsch on December 25, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2015.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her beloved husband Eugene H. Thomas, daughter Evelyn Thomas Sagan and son Stephen Paul Thomas.

Mrs. Thomas worked for the Red Cross during World War II and subsequent to the war worked as a medical office assistant.  She was a loving wife and mother, a homemaker, a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her daughter Janet Carol (Tim) Tigue of Novi, Michigan and her son Mark David (Cindy) Thomas of Wake County, N.C.; she is also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to Mrs. Thomas’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Sagan, of Fayetteville, N.C., for her years of devoted care giving and also to thank Mrs. Thomas’s recent devoted caregivers Lori, Emma, Mary, Lena and Belinda.

A private memorial service will be held at the time of interment.  Donations made in Mrs. Thomas honor to the Shriner’s Hospitals of North Carolina or Missouri will be gratefully appreciated.

July 16, 2015
JAMES ROBERT HENNINGS

James Robert Hennings, 79, of Vass, died Wednesday, (07-08-2015), at Peak Resources Pinelake in Carthage.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (07-11-2015) at  11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Rev. Curtis Barbery presiding.

Mr. Hennings was born in Hoke County, on March 16, 1936, to the late Wesley and Lydia Cameron Hennings.  James was a tobacco farmer.  He was preceded in death by brothers David and Jimmie Hennings and a half-brother, Vernon Cameron.

Surviving are a brother, Herman Hennings of Vass.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JESSIE JOE BUTLER MATHIS

Jessie Joe Butler Mathis, 103, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (07-08-2015) at Lisalotte Care Home.

The funeral was held Sunday, (07-12-2015) at 2 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mathis was born in Guilford County on July 1, 1912, the daughter of Wiley V. and Martha (Surratt) Butler. She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church and was a civilian administrative assistant with 20 years of service at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander Mathis.

Surviving are brothers, Billy Butler of Pittsboro, Morris Butler of Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

“ED” ROBERT EDWARD LOMAN, III

Robert Edward “Ed” Loman III, 61, of Liberty passed away Thursday, (07-09-2015).

Funeral service were held Monday, (07-13-2015) at 2 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Donald Southern, officiating. Burial  followed in Fairview Cemetery in Liberty.

A graduate of Eastern Randolph High School, he attended Appalachian State University, and was employed with Edwards Electronic Systems Inc.  He was a member of First Wesleyan Church in Siler City where he taught the Jr. High Sunday School Class, served on the Board, sang in the church choir, and was an active coach in the church’s Upward Basketball League. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edward “Bob” Loman, Jr.

Surviving is his mother, Ellen Aline Brower Loman of Liberty; daughters, Stephanie Fogleman of Liberty, Jennifer Ernst of Dunn; sister, Nancy Brower of Ramseur; brother, Rev. Jeff Loman of Wilmington; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to First Wesleyan Church, Upward Basketball Program, 608 N. 3rd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

Share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

MARY ELIZABETH CLOVES SMITH

Mary Elizabeth Cloyes Smith, Marybeth, 75, of Sanford, passed away at her home on Saturday, (07-11-2015).

Her service, followed by visitation, will be held at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford, on Thursday, (07-16-2015) at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Smith was born August 12, 1939 in El Dorado, KS to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Cloyes. She volunteered thousands of hours with St. Luke United Methodist Church’s Threads of Faith and Highway to Healing.

Survivors include her husband, Richard I. Smith; children, Julie S. Markovich of Raleigh, Michael R. Smith of Apex; Laura S. Williams of Saluda; Pamela A. Smith of Oxford; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marybeth’s name to St. Luke Threads of Faith or Highway to Healing Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MOLLIE JEAN THOMAS OLDHAM

Mrs. Mollie Jean Thomas Oldham, 78, of Sanford, died Monday, (07-13-2015), at Peak Resources Pinelake in Carthage.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (07-15-2015), at 4 p.m.  at Pocket Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Dudley officiating.  The family received friends following the service.

Mrs. Oldham was born February 14, 1937, in Lee County, to the late John Worthy Thomas and Beulah Coley Thomas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Oldham, and a son, Michael Oldham.

She is survived by a son, Ronnie Oldham of Sanford; a daughter, Sue Logan of Sanford; brother, James W. Thomas of Sanford; two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LINDA BURKE THOMPSON

Linda Burke Thompson, 63, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, (06-19-2015) at her home.

A graveside service will be held Friday, (07-17-2015), at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro, conducted by Rev. David Rhoades.

Mrs. Thompson was a native of Chatham County, the daughter of Vera Lee Copeland and Clyde Burke. She was retired from Medical Imaging of the UNC Medical School in Chapel Hill..

Surviving is a brother, Gwynne Burke of Durham and a step-father, Wilbur Moore of Pittsboro.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL DEAL

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Campbell Deal, 86, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (07-11-2015) at her residence.

A funeral service was held at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church in Sanford on Tuesday, (07-14-2015) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fallon Melvin presiding, with interment following in Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington.

She was born October 8, 1928 in Sanford. She is preceded in death by her parents, Shelby and Lola Mae Campbell, step-mother, Lizzie Mitchell Campbell; husband John Mack Deal; an infant son; a granddaughter, Susan Darlene Deal; grandson, Jeffery Scott Treece;  sisters, Mae Byrd, Margie Thomas, Maude Carlyle and Rachel Coone and a brother, John Campbell.

Survivors include sons, Connie Deal, Billy Deal, Jacky Deal, Ronald Deal, Wayne Deal, Eddie Deal; a daughter, Sue Treece; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

LOIS B. JOHNSON

Mrs. Lois B. Johnson, 83, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday (07-09-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro is handling the arrangements.

DEATH NOTICES

Walter Harold Breyer, Jr., 84, of Pittsboro died Thursday, (07-09-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.www.cremationsocietync.com

JACK DANIEL McCLINTOCK

Jack Daniel McClintock, 87, of Liberty passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Randolph Hospice House.

A graveside funeral service with military honors was held on Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park, 6504 Liberty Road, Julian with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.

He was the son of the late John Calvin and Vera Jane Isley McClintock and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Moore McClintock; daughter, Tonya Lee McClintock and two brothers, Cecil and Bud McClintock.

Surviving are his daughters, Brenda Howell (Michael) of Siler City, Jane Presenell (Kenneth) of Liberty; son, John McClintock (Kathy) of Winston-Salem; eight grandchildren, Crystal, Les, Angie, Jane, Tonya, Jessica, Terry, Lacey and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the staff of Randolph Hospice House, Chatham Hospital, and Careview Rest Home.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Randolph Hospice House, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the McClintock family.

THELMA WRIGHT FERRELL

Thelma Wright Ferrell, 92, of Sanford, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Parkview Retirement Center.

Mrs. Ferrell was born July 4, 1923 in Richmond County, NC, to the late Lee Agnes Rowell, Sr. and Jennie Helms Rowell.  Thelma spent most of her life at Mays Chapel Baptist Church and later attended Northview Christian Church.  She loved her family and everything that was involved in nurturing them.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Premon Wright; her later husband, Ervin Ferrell; her daughter, Linda Faye Montoya; her son, Carl Ray Wright; sisters, Kathaline Kennedy, Margaret Suggs, Dorothy Gilmore; and a brother, L.A. Rowell, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter Frances Pryce and husband Ernie of Pittsboro, Janette Scott and husband Rex of Sanford; grandchildren, Tony Herndon, Van, Jerry, and David Montoya, Robin Smith, Sandy Cutler, Whitney Scott, Amanda Worrell; great-grandchildren, T.J. Herndon, Terri Overman, Josh, Garrett, Samuel, and Sarah Montoya, Kai Cutler, Elijah and Mason Worrell; two great-great-grandchildren; and her sister Jennie Medlin of Sanford.

A special thanks to the Parkview staff and Kit Phillips for their loving care.  Also, for the care that Dr. John Mangum and the Sanford Medical Group staff gave to her.

Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford.  A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Mays Chapel Baptist Church in Bear Creek.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneral home.com.

Miller-Boles Funeral of Sanford is serving the family.

MATTIE RUTH GARNER BRANSON

Mattie Ruth Garner Branson, 80, of 2715 Devils Tramping Ground Road, Bear Creek, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at her residence.

Memorial graveside services, were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery, Bennett, with Rev. Darrin Locklear officiating.

Mattie Ruth was a native of Moore County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Denis R. and Zola Williams Garner Caviness; her husband, Junior Branson; a daughter, Karen B. Allen; a son, Randy J. Branson;  a sister, Velna Jones; and  grandson, Chad Allen.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy B. Powers of Bear Creek, Darlene Honeycutt of Bear Creek, Angela Jessup and husband Vincent, of Coleridge; sons, David F. Branson and wife Donise of Siler City, Dennis C. Branson, and wife Glenda of Siler City; sisters, Dorothy Parker of  Eagle Springs, Judy Hutchins of Mount Pleasant, Ester Clarke of Sanford, Willa Moore of Robbins, Linda Sheffield of Robbins; brothers, Donnie “Bill” Caviness of Bennett, James “Dumpy” Caviness of Bennett; grandchildren, Kelly Allen, Dana Branson-Restivo, Lynn Cockman, Starsky Branson, Misty Mashburn, Keri Allred, Brad Powers, Dennis R. Branson, Dylan Branson, Hanna Jessup, Clay Jessup, Tony Branson, Randa Branson,  and nine great-grand-children.

The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Condolences may be made online at    www.loflinfuneral service.com.

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

July 9, 2015
JEANETTE “JENNY” BROOKS POWERS

Jeanette “Jenny” Brooks Powers 70, of Burlington died Tuesday, (06-23-2015) at the home of her daughter in Wilmington.

A private memorial service will be held at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Ms. Powers was born in Chatham County on August 8, 1944, the daughter of Charlie Brooks, Sr. and Jessie Branch Brooks.  Jenny was a bookkeeper and of the Baptist faith. .She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Polly Brooks and Sarah Milligan.

She is survived by one daughter, Dawn Fletcher of Wilmington; son, Jason Powers of Liberty; sister, Mary Maldonado of Siler City; brother, C.L. Brooks of Siler City; and four grandchildren.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com. 

LEANNE GUNTER ROBINSON

Leanne Gunter Robinson, 62, of Siler City died Tuesday, (06-23-2015) at her residence.

A memorial gathering of friends and family was held Thursday, (06-25-2015) at 4 p.m. at the home of Misty R. Batton,

Mrs. Robinson was born in Chatham County on August 1, 1952, the daughter of Raeford Howard Gunter and Allene (Gilmore) Gunter. She was employed at Oneida Plastics and of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by a daughter, Misty R. Batten of Siler City; sons, Jason Robinson of Pittsboro, Jamie Robinson of Ohio; brother, Howard Gunter of Siler City; and twelve grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

CARRIE LEE FERGUSON

Carrie Lee Ferguson, 81, of Siler City passed away Wednesday, (06-24-2015) at her home.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, (06-30-2015) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, with Rev. Womack Keck officiating. A private burial will follow.

Carrie Lee was born October 25, 1933 in Siler City, the only child of Zeb Ferguson and  Dora Clark Ferguson.  She retired form Chatham County Health Department after many years of service.

There were no immediate family survivors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatham County Animal Shelter.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneral home.com. 

TONY LYNN BYRD

Tony Lynn Byrd, 56, of Asheboro died Sunday, (06-28-2015) at his residence.

The funeral was held Thursday, (07-02-2015) at 2 p.m.  at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Don Southern, Rev. Jodie Harrison and Rev. Darrin Locklear officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Byrd was born in Chatham County on January 15, 1959 the son of Carl Thomas and Mary Carol (Linnens) Byrd.  Tony was of the Baptist faith and was employed as a truck driver for Bost Distribution.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Loftin) Byrd of Asheboro; daughters,  Pamela “Boo Boo” Byrd of Siler City, Tonia Byrd of Goldston; mother, Mary Carol Byrd of Siler City; sisters: Beverly Byrd of Asheboro, Stacy Byrd of Siler City; brother, Charles Byrd of Siler City; five grandchildren; and step-children, Caitlin and Jordan Batten.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

NELLIE WEATHERS

Nellie Weathers of Carolina Trace died Wednesday (07-01-2015) at her home.

Arrangements are pending at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and will be announced later.

Make condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

MARY EILEEN BEACH UNGER

Mrs. Mary Eileen Beach Unger, 77, of Cameron died Friday, (07-03-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

Mrs. Unger was born March 19, 1938 in Elmire County, NY to the late Donald R. Beach and Ella Keener Beach. She is survived by a brother, Donald Beach of Cameron, and a sister, Alice Weston of Elmira, NY.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

Frances Brooks Rose, 94, of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (07-04-2015).

• Neil M. Poley, 80, of Cary died Saturday, (07-04-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.www.cremationsocietync.com

JUDY TAYLOR Van ROEKEL

   On July 2, 2015, Judy Taylor van Roekel passed away after a lengthy illness.  Judy was at Heritage Hills (Brookdale Senior Living) in Hendersonville.

She is survived by her husband, John Herbert (Herb) van Roekel; two daughters, Jennifer Deelen Strickland, Amanda Carole van Roekel; and three grandchildren, Deelen Nichole, Hannah Leigh, and John William.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph N. and Evelyn Plemmons Taylor; and sister, Joyce Carole Taylor of Black Mountain.

Judy was born July 4, 1949 in Bat Cave, NC.  She graduated from Owen High School in Black Mountain,  and in 1969 received a diploma degree as a registered nurse from NC Baptist Hospital (NCBH).  Upon graduation, Judy worked at NCBH in intensive care ICU, and later moved with her family to High Point, and pursued a career as a public health nurse.  Subsequently moving to Siler City, where she held numerous nursing administrative positions in public health, hospital nursing, and nursing home care.

Judy was a community advocate, serving as a board member on the joint committee on community action (JOCCA).  She was the first woman president of the Siler City Lions Club and enjoyed working in her church family and community.  As Judy cared for many people in her life, she was well loved and cared for at Heritage Hills (Brookdale Senior Living).

A memorial service will be held at Clear Branch Baptist Church, Number 9 Highway South, Black Mountain, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 4 p.m. at the Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) – Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals.      www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com.

 JOHN ROBERT STALEY

John Robert  Staley, 75, of  Wildlife Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Staley was born in Randolph County on June 8, 1940 the son of John William and Mary Etta (Kime) Staley.  He retired from Mastec in 2001, and worked with Central Cable Company until his health began to decline.   Robert was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church.

Robert was preceded in death by his father; sister, Rachel Cook and a granddaughter, Bridget Ellis Cockman.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane (Dark) Staley; one daughter, Bonnie Staley Ellis and husband, Billy Lewis “BL” of Bear Creek; one son, Robert Elliott  “L. “ Staley of Bear Creek; mother, Mary Etta (Kime) Staley; two brothers, James Staley and wife, Doris, Walter Staley and wife, Kristy, both of Seagrove; granddaughter, Marsha Ellis Torres and husband, Tony of Southern Pines; great-grandchildren, Lilly and Lea Torres; step-grandchild, Billy Joe Ellis and wife, Cindy of Staley; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Monday, July 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P O Box 9, Siler City, NC  27344.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

MANNIE LEE DUNN EMERSON

Mannie Lee Dunn Emerson, 90, of Lee Emerson Road, Bear Creek, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at Care View Rest Home, Snow Camp.

Mrs. Emerson was born in Chatham County on May 27, 1925, the daughter of George Thomas and Beulah (Lloyd) Dunn.  Mannie was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church.  She had worked in banking and was a homemaker.   She especially enjoyed working in her flowers.

Mannie was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Emerson; sister, Mae Laughon; brothers, Shelton and Ray Dunn.

She is survived by one son, Garry Emerson and wife Legina of Bear Creek; one sister, Georgia D. Moore and husband Curtis of Bonlee; one brother, Joe Dunn of Bonlee; grandsons, John Emerson and James Emerson, both of Bear Creek.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.   The funeral was held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice or Sandy Branch Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

July 2, 2015
JEANETTE “JENNY” BROOKS POWERS

Jeanette “Jenny” Brooks Powers 70, of Burlington died Tuesday, (06-23-2015) at the home of her daughter in Wilmington.

A private memorial service will be held at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Ms. Powers was born in Chatham County on August 8, 1944, the daughter of Charlie Brooks, Sr. and Jessie Branch Brooks.  Jenny was a bookkeeper and of the Baptist faith. .She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Polly Brooks and Sarah Milligan.

She is survived by one daughter, Dawn Fletcher of Wilmington; son, Jason Powers of Liberty; sister, Mary Maldonado of Siler City; brother, C.L. Brooks of Siler City; and four grandchildren.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

LEANNE GUNTER ROBINSON

Leanne Gunter Robinson, 62, of Siler City died Tuesday, (06-23-2015) at her residence.

A memorial gathering of friends and family was held Thursday, (06-25-2015) at 4 p.m. at the home of Misty R. Batton,

Mrs. Robinson was born in Chatham County on August 1, 1952, the daughter of Raeford Howard Gunter and Allene (Gilmore) Gunter. She was employed at Oneida Plastics and of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by a daughter, Misty R. Batten of Siler City; sons, Jason Robinson of Pittsboro, Jamie Robinson of Ohio; brother, Howard Gunter of Siler City; and twelve grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

CARRIE LEE FERGUSON

Carrie Lee Ferguson, 81, of Siler City passed away Wednesday, (06-24-2015) at her home.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, (06-30-2015) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, with Rev. Womack Keck officiating. A private burial will follow.

Carrie Lee was born October 25, 1933 in Siler City, the only child of Zeb Ferguson and  Dora Clark Ferguson.  She retired form Chatham County Health Department after many years of service.

There were no immediate family survivors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatham County Animal Shelter.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneral home.com. 

TONY LYNN BYRD

Tony Lynn Byrd, 56, of Asheboro died Sunday, (06-28-2015) at his residence.

The funeral was held Thursday, (07-02-2015) at 2 p.m.  at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Don Southern, Rev. Jodie Harrison and Rev. Darrin Locklear officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Byrd was born in Chatham County on January 15, 1959 the son of Carl Thomas and Mary Carol (Linnens) Byrd.  Tony was of the Baptist faith and was employed as a truck driver for Bost Distribution.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Loftin) Byrd of Asheboro; daughters,  Pamela “Boo Boo” Byrd of Siler City, Tonia Byrd of Goldston; mother, Mary Carol Byrd of Siler City; sisters: Beverly Byrd of Asheboro, Stacy Byrd of Siler City; brother, Charles Byrd of Siler City; five grandchildren; and step-children, Caitlin and Jordan Batten.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

  Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

BERTHA LEWIS WINSLOW

Bertha Lewis Winslow, 84, of Graham Moore Road, Staley went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Mrs. Winslow was born in Cumberland County on April 20, 1931, the daughter of Ken and Betsy Jane (Dean) Lewis.   She was retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing.  She enjoyed gardening, canning and quilting.  Bertha loved her Lord and could often be found reading her Bible or watching Preacher John Hagee, Dr. Charles Stanley or Joyce Myers.  She also enjoyed times spent with her family and her dog, Maggie.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, O. Thomas Winslow, Jr., son, Woodrow Mashburn; half-brother, Leon Kelly and great-great-granddaughter, Summer Dawn Mashburn.

She is survived by four daughters, Norma Jean Baum and husband Richard of Siler City, Mary John Scott of Siler City, Lessie Mae Selig of Siler City, Mertie Ann Mashburn of Siler City; two sons, Harold David Mashburn of Robbins, Jessie Roland Mashburn and wife Karen of Siler City; grandchildren, Elvis Moser, Judy Mashburn, David Mashburn, Kimberly Beck, Matthew Mashburn, Chance Mashburn; great-grandchildren, Jericho Moser, Sherri Lynn Woodlief, Hannah and Jarrett Mashburn, Autumn Hunter, Alexis Beck, Abbigil Beck, Ayden Mashburn, Morgan Ann Moser; and great-great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Heins.

A graveside service was held Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Carbonton United Methodist Church, 5442 Carbonton Road, Sanford.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

PEGGY FIELDS PHILLIPS

Peggy Fields Phillips, 90, of Green Hill Drive, Siler City, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Chatham Hospital.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Chatham County on October 31, 1924, the daughter of Norton Perry and Leona (Pickett) Fields.  She was a cafeteria worker with the Chatham County Schools and had also worked at The Friendly Florist.  Peggy was a member of The First Baptist Church of Siler City.  She enjoyed sports and cooking but her family was always her primary focus. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Phillips; son, John Daniel Phillips, Jr.; her parents; sisters and brother, Lucille Overman, Jerry Fields and Bobbie Fields Ward.

She is survived by two sons, Ted S. Phillips of Siler City, Kim Fields Phillips and wife LeAnn of Gaffney, SC; grandchildren, Charlotte Kerr, Logan Phillips, Hannah Kerr Ellis, Callie Phillips, Shane Phillips, Travis Phillips and Meghan Phillips; great-grandchildren, Carter, Westin and Marley Phillips.

The family received friends Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 12 to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City.  A memorial service was held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Rev Robert Kidd officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chatham Hospital Nursing and Doctor’s Staff, PO Box 649, Siler City, NC 27344.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Ilianna Neumann and Dr. Raghib Bitar; nurses, Susan Eubanks, Dawn Bruno, Jeanette Smith; nursing assistants, Tina Mullins, and Vickie Overacre.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chatham Hospital Nursing and Doctor’s Staff, P O Box 649, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

JAMES KEITH SEAGROVES

James Keith Seagroves, 64, of Burlington went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Mr. Seagroves was born in Chatham County on April 20, 1951 the son of Robert and Jessie Ruth (Crutchfield) Seagroves.  Keith loved witnessing to others about Jesus Christ, and recognized every living creature as being a part of God’s creation.  He was always there to lend a helping hand, no matter the need.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by brothers, Joel Brent Seagroves of Greensboro, David Seagroves and wife Ellen of Siler City; several nieces,  nephews and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2 p.m.  at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a “no kill” animal shelter of your choice; or the Scholarship Fund at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC  27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

ANN KECK ALLEN

Anne Keck Allen, 67, of  Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at UNC Hospitals.

Mrs. Allen was born in Chatham County on March 18, 1948, the daughter of Ike and Frances (Groce) Keck.  Anne was a 1966 graduate of Jordan Matthews High School.  She received certification in both law enforcement and nursing assistant, making a career of being a service to her community.  Anne attended Piney Grove United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing rook.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Ross Allen, Sr. and her parents.

She is survived by one son, Steve Ross Allen, Jr. of Siler City; four sisters, Mattie K. Clark of Siler City, Earlene K. Ellington of Siler City, Doris K. Powers of Siler City, Kay K. McLaurin, all of Siler City, granddaughters, Stephanie Rae and Andrea Elizabeth Allen; and grandson, Steven Robert Allen.

A graveside memorial service was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Kenneth McPherson officiating.  The family received friends Friday, June 26, 2015 following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

CURTIS LEO (SPEEDY) ARRINGTON

Curtis Leo “Speedy” Arrington, 82, of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Whitestone Care and Wellness Center.

Speedy was a US Army, Korean War Veteran, who was known for his love and care for children.  He worked for Euliss Oil Company for many years and served on the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department.

A funeral service was held on Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, with David Hobson officiating. Burial will follow in the meeting cemetery. The family received friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was the son of the late Raleigh Benjamin and Rebecca Inman Arrington and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Lankford, Faye Fox and four brothers, Hassel Arrington, Gaston Arrington, Raymond Arrington and R.B. Arrington, Jr.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Mary Campbell Arrington; one sister, Helene Edwards; and brother-in-law, Frank Fox.

The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Whitestone Care and Wellness Center, Kindred Hospital and Kindred Skilled Nursing Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, c/o Treasurer, Karen Pike, 802 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Arrington family.

RUTH POE JAMES ARRINGTON

Ruth Poe James Arrington, 91, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at The Siler City Center.

A graveside service was held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park with Rev. Clifford Williams officiating.

The family received friends at Loflin Funeral Home from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, prior to the service.

Ruth was the daughter of the late Clarence and Maude Langley Poe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Osborne James; sisters, Louise Poe,  Jenny James and grandson, Phil Booth.

Surviving are her daughters, Faye Booth (Keith) of Staley, Linda Stout (Victor) of Asheboro; sister, Alice Vickery of Staley; brother, William “Bill” Poe (Mary Ruth) of Staley; grandsons, Greg Booth, Chuck Atkins; great-grandson, Owen Atkins; great-granddaughters, Sable Atkins,  Caitlyn Booth, Sydney Booth and Olivia Atkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4615 Dundas Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at: www.LoflinFH.com <http://www.LoflinFH.com>.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve The Arrington Family.

CHARLIE H. SMITH, JR.

  Charlie Harrington Smith, Jr., age 76, of Siler City died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Smith was born in Chatham County on June 10, 1939 the son of Charlie Harrington Smith and Daisy (Lenoir) Smith.  He was retired from Boling Chair after 47 years of service.

He is survived by his son, Keith Smith and wife, Sandy of Asheboro; grandson, Joshua Smith of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Josselin Smith and Judah Smith; and his sister, Helen Honbarger and husband, John of Siler City.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

WILLIAM ROBERT FITTS, JR.

Mr. William Robert Fitts, Jr., age 90 of Billy Fitts Road in Siler City, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

He was the son of the late William R. Fitts, Sr. and Mae Marley Fitts, and was a retired farmer.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Rives Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City, with Rev. Luther Lemon, and Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. He served in many capacities at Rives Chapel including Deacon, and a member of the men’s Sunday School class. Mr. Fitts was a member of the Cattleman’s Association, and Chatham County Agri-Business Council.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl Fitts, and Rev. Russell Fitts.

Visitation was held prior to the service from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church; burial followed in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Faye Phillips Fitts of the home; sons, William “Billy” Fitts III and wife Amy of Siler City, Johnny Fitts and friend, Michele Fulp of Siler City; daughter, Patti F. Hargis and husband Alan of Angier; grandchildren, Cassie Price, Mary Grace Fitts, Luke, Lance, and Harrison Hargis; brother, Pearl Fitts of Siler City; sister, Frances Rhodes and husband Larry of Gastonia; sister-in-law, Virginia Fitts of Siler City; extended family, Colton and Brianna Fulp.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Make online condolences at:  joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Fitts Family.

JEFFREY DAVID ALLEN

Jeffrey David Allen, 46, of NC Hwy 22 South, Ramseur died at his residence.

Mr. Allen was born in Chatham County on March 3, 1969 the son of David R. Allen and Lala (Cox) Allen Gibbs.  He was a 1987 graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and attended Randolph County Community College for two years.  Jeffrey was a former photographer for the Valdosta Daily Times in Valdosta, Georgia and had also worked for the Chatham News in Siler City.  Jeffrey was a former employee of the State of North Carolina as a supply clerk.  He attended Parks Cross Roads Christian Church and enjoyed photography.  He also had a love for all animals and enjoyed hunting.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, David R. Allen; grandparents, Raymond and Irene Cox, and Casper and Alberta Allen.

He is survived by his mother, Lala (Cox) Allen Gibbs; step-father, Milburn D. Gibbs of Siler City; sister, Melyssa Allen of Raleigh; step-sisters,  Rozanna Elsenpeter of Fullerton, CA., Raoqi Dulman of Woodland, CA; step-nephews, Hunter, Grant and Trent Elsenpeter.

A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Randy Kelley officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, July 3, 2015 following the graveside service at the residence of his mother, Cliftwood Drive, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jay Spence Memorial Fund, Triangle Community Foundation, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220, Durham, NC  27701.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at:      www.pughfuneralhome.com.

June 18, 2015
YOLANDA GONZALEZ SAAVEDRA

Miss Yolanda Gonzalez Saavedra, 18, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, (06-08-2015) as the result of an automobile accident.

A Memorial Mass was held on Thursday, (06-11-2015) at 2:30 p.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Entombment followed at the church columbarium.

Yolanda was born in 1997 in San Luiz de la paz Gto, Mexico, daughter of Rodolfo G. Matehuala and Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez. She attended Northwood High School and was scheduled to graduate with the Class of 2015.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister Vanessa G. Saavedra; a brother, Angel Nicholas Saavedra; and her grandmother, Carmen Rodriguez Cabrera,  all of the home.

In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice in Yolanda’s memory.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

DONNIE VEE FASICK COX

Mrs. Donnie Vee Fasick Cox, 81, passed away Wednesday, (06-10-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation in Sanford.

The funeral was Saturday, (06-13-2015), at 10 a.m. at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Gregg Presnal officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Cox was born February 28, 1934, to the late James Russell Fasick and Pauline Clark Fasick.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Cortis “Buck” Cox and a brother, James Russell Fasick, Jr.  She was a native of Sanford and was a retired Lee County Deputy Tax Collector.  She was active at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Sharon Cox Sharpe of Sanford, Carmen Cox Brown of Mamers; son, Ray W. Cox of Sanford; five grandchildren and  two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NETTIE MARGARET PURVIS GATLIN

Nettie Margaret Purvis Gatlin, 73, of Asheboro, passed away Saturday, (06-13-2015) at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (06-17-2015)_ at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Bennett, where she was a member, with Rev. Gerald Hussey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native of  Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Newlin Vestal Purvis and Mattie Lemons Purvis. She worked at Bost Neckwear and Tie Rite Neckwear.  Mrs. Gatlin was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Joyce Gatlin, and brother, Vesta Purvis.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Recil Ray Gatlin of the home; and a sister, Esther P. Maness of Bennett.

Make condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

MAURICE “Bud” ALLEN DICKENS

Maurice “Bud” Allen Dickens, 82, of Sanford, died Thursday, (06-11-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

No services are planned and there will be a private burial.

Mr. Dickens was born in Lee County, on January 29, 1933 to the late Lattie Cornelius Dickens and Rosa Maie Thomas Dickens.  He was also proceded in death by his siblings Phil Dickens, Vaudie A. Dickens, Walker B. Dickens, Allie Mae Dickens Dowe and Lucille Dickens Straughn.  He graduated from Broadway School and  served his country in the US Army. Mr. Dickens was the first Scout Master at Shallow Well Church Troop 953 and was Scout Master of the Year.  He worked for Buchanan’s TV for twenty-one years and was self-employed for many years at Bud Dickens TV.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beulah Mae Oakley Dickens; sons, Thomas Maurice Dickens of Durham, Robert Allen Dickens of Sanford; daughter, Frances Diane Dickens of Cary; brother, Thomas E. Dickens of Raleigh; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

THELMA LANGLEY GORDON

Thelma Langley Gordon, 70, of Staley, died Sunday, (06-14-2015).
The funeral was held Wednesday, (06-17-2015) at 11 a.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Rodney Otwell officiating.  Burial will follow in Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Gordon was born in Chatham County, March 27, 1945, the daughter of Arnold and Helen Brinkley Langley.  She was a graduate of Liberty High School, a member of Staley Baptist Church and attended Brush Creek Baptist Church.  Thelma retired from Collins & Aikman as an inspector.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Frank S. Gordon; sons, Kevin Franklin Gordon of Summerfield, SC, Eric C. Gordon of Rockingham; daughter, Kathy G. Sanders of Burlington, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JAMES WALLACE SAWYER

Mr. James Wallace Sawyer, 70, of Vass, died Saturday, (06-13-2015) at his home.

The funeral service was held Monday, (06-15-2015), at 2 p.m. at Cypress Presbyterian Church with Pastor Barbara Hedin and Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sawyer was born in Moore County, on July 3, 1944, to the late John Sawyer and Pauline Page Sawyer.  He was a retired welder.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Willie Sawyer and Sam Sawyer.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jean Nunnery Sawyer; daughter, Carol Sawyer Darling of Vass; a sister, Rebecca Draughn of Cameron; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C.  28374.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ALFRED HUME SMITH

Alfred Hume Smith, 85, of Sanford, died Monday, (06-15-2015) at his residence.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Norris presiding.  Burial will follow at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Moore County, on August 7, 1929, to the late Hume Smith and Radie Moore Smith. He was retired from Lee Paving Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Fore Smith, eleven brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by daughters, April Smith Holder and Patricia Buchanan Hall, both of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (06-18-2015), at 12:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home until the funeral hour.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

      DEATH NOTICES

• Bettie Kirkland, 92, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, (06-11-2015).

• Ruth Ellen Penberthy, 85, of Chapel Hill died Thursday, (06-11-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas. www.cremationsocietync.com

BETTY JEAN WILLETTE CAVINESS

Betty Jean Willette Caviness, 83, passed away on March 21, 2015 in Portsmouth, VA.

She was born March 17, 1932 in Bear Creek, N.C and was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Callie Willette and two brothers, Theron and Curry Willette. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Andrew of Asheboro, Virginia (Bobby) Coley of Jamestown;  and her sister-in-law, Betty Willette of Siler City. Her dear friend, Floyd Caviness, lives in Sanford, NC.

Mrs. Caviness was a homemaker and beloved mother of four children, Diane Straightiff of Front Royal, VA, Randy Caviness (Terry) of Portsmouth, VA, Marsha Hartman (Roger) of Louisville, KY, Victoria Frye (Hayden) of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a great role model in appreciating the value of an education. After marrying and having three children, she returned to Chatham Central High School in 1959 and earned her diploma. She then attended one year of business school at Sanford Business College. She was an accomplished seamstress opening her own shop, Sew Professional, on Bart Street in Portsmouth from 1985-1992. In later years, she enjoyed taking classes at the Beazley Senior Center, where jewelry making became one of her favorite pastimes. She was an avid Sudoku and crossword puzzle fan and enjoyed reading as well. She was an inspiration to all in handling whatever life dealt her with spirit and a strong determination to remain independent and knowledgeable.

A memorial service will be held at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, Bear Creek,  at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 where she will be laid to rest in the family cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Court, Portsmouth, VA 23701.

Condolences to the family can be made online at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.

BRENDA PHILLIPS POWELL

Brenda Phillips Powell, 74, of Siler City died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mrs. Powell was born in Chatham County on April 19, 1941, the daughter of Emmitt and Myrtle (Jeffries) Phillips.  She was retired from Red Lobster as a waitress and a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City.  Brenda enjoyed watching all television sports.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Powell; her parents; brother, Jimmy Phillips and sister, Joyce P. Lindley.

She is survived by one son, Doug Powell and wife Diane of Randleman; five sisters, Doris Hammer of Siler City, Barbara Petty of Burlington, Becky Hudson of Siler City, Jenny Brewer of Siler City, Deborah Gass of Little River, SC; grandchildren, Jordan Curry Powell, Ryan Christian Powell, Heather Anderson; great-grandchildren, Carley Anderson, Logan Anderson;  and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Chaplain Shelly Dial officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

JAMES ALFRED LINDLEY

Silk Hope – James Alfred Lindley, 84, of Center Church Road, Pittsboro, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Duke University Hospital, Durham.

James was born in Chatham County on February 24, 1931, the son of Walter Alfred and Mary Frances Perry Lindley, who preceded him in death.

The greatest joy of his life was his family.  He made extra attempts to attend all family events, especially sports.

Mr. Lindley was a veteran of the US Army, a 1953 graduate of NC State College and an active member of the Wolfpack Club.  He was an active member of Center United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, church treasurer and served on many committees.

Mr. Lindley operated a dairy farm for 25 years, and retired as General Manager from Alamance Farmer Mutual Insurance Company.  He was a founding member of Silk Hope Fire Department and a fireman for many years.  He was awarded Chatham County Young Farmer, Man of the Year in 1961, served as president of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club in 1964, Ruritan Man of the Year in 2003, also serving the Ruritan Club as secretary/treasurer, finance committee and on the Board of Directors for Farmer’s Exchange (now Southern States), Long Meadow Dairy, Chatham County Soil & Water Conservation, Smith & Bucker Mutual Burial Association and Silk Hope Ruritan Club.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanette Andrews Lindley; daughter, Cathy Lindley Phillips and her husband, Gordon of Silk Hope; son, Jeff Lindley of Silk Hope; granddaughters, Lauren Paschal and her husband, Aaron and Lindsey Phillips; two great grandsons, Nathan James Paschal and Andrew Blake Paschal.

The family received friends Monday, June 15, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.  at Center United Methodist Church, 9204 Center Church Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Joseph Parks and David Hobson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Silk Hope Ruritan Scholarship Fund, c/o Johnny Johnson, 3341 Tom Stevens Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

Arrangements by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City.

Make online condolences to the Lindley Family at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

RICHARD “R.B.” MOIZE

Graham – Richard Bennett “R.B.” Moize, 80, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Alamance County to Elmer Moize and Mabel Stone Moize, both deceased.  Richard was the husband to Florine Williams Moize of 14 years, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver and was a US Army veteran.

Survivors other than his wife, Florine include his children, Elizabeth “Beth” Hernandez, Samuel “Sammy” Moize, Michael A. Moize and Bennett “Dean” Moize; ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles V. Moize.

The family had a private graveside service at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

You may sign the online register book at: www. lowefuneralhome.com.

 SHIRLEY LEE LAMBETH

Shirley Lee  Lambeth, 80, of 900 West Dolphin Street, Siler City died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Siler City Center.

Ms. Lambeth was born in Davidson County on June 1, 1935, the daughter of Robert M. and Mary Lee (Stansbury) Lambeth, who preceded her in death.

Friends registered condolences at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344, on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12 until 5 p.m.

A graveside service was held Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, with Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating.

CHRISTOPHER “PORK CHOP” PARRISH DIXON

Christopher Parrish “Pork Chop” Dixon, 53, of  Davis Road, Siler City died Monday, June 15, 2015 at UNC Hospitals.

Mr. Dixon was born in Chatham County on March 1, 1962, the son of Joseph S. Dixon, Jr. and Barbara Crump.  Chris was employed by Hart Furniture for 33 years as a truck driver.  He then became the owner/operator of Sam’s Cafe of Siler City.  Chris loved to talk and cook.  Chris was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, J. H. and Mary Crump.

He is survived by one daughter, Wendy Renee Dixon of Siler City; one son, Christopher Blake Dixon of Siler City; grandson, Stephen Karl Silhan, III; granddaughter, Kiley P. Dixon; three brothers, Ben Dixon of Seymour, TN, Eddie Dixon of Siler City, Doug Dixon of Siler City; step-mother, Sandra Dixon of Siler City; step-daughter, Stephanie Moore of Bear Creek; and significant other, Helen Moore of Siler City.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.

Online condolences may be made at:    www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES RAY ELLIS

Charles Ray Ellis passed away at his home on Sunday,  June 7, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Ellis; his two children, Ronnie Ellis and Nora Charland; three grandchildren, Tony Ellis, Rebecca Hatcher, and Cody Charland; and five great grandchildren, Sarah, Thomas, Stephen, Shelby, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jerry Ellis and Ed Ellis, sister, Hazel Bland, and parents, Josephine and Cecil Ellis.

A visitation for Mr. Ellis was held Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Bynum UMC with the Rev. Bob Wachs and the Rev. Cody Charland officiating.

Mr. Ellis was laid to rest in Bynum UMC Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Bynum UMC.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

June 11, 2015
TERESA (Terri) ANN BLUMATTE

Teresa (Terri) Ann Blumatte, 56, of Bear Creek, died Friday, (05-29-2015).

A memorial service was held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Sanford on Tuesday, (06-09-2015) at 11 a.m.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Blumatte; daughter, Candace H. Smith and two grandchildren, step daughter, Josette S. Separk, and 3 step-grandchildren.

  LESTER RAY SIMPSON

Lester Ray Simpson, 86, passed away at home on Saturday, (06-06-2015) in Sanford.

A private memorial service was held in Lester’s home, officiated by Reverend James Estes.

Born March 10, 1929, he was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond M. and Ruth Matthews Simpson, and sister, Marjorie Simpson Dayton. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.  He became a tool and die maker and retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Cummings Simpson; daughters, Jane Rae Fawcett of Sanford, V. Renee Simpson of Alexandria, VA;  brother, Royce V. Simpson; and sister, Joyce Brooks, all of Sanford.

Memorial donations may be made in Lester’s name to Raven Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 1440 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546-8812.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT WAYNE MATTHEWS

Mr. Robert Wayne Matthews, 32, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-05-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A memorial service was held Monday, (06-08-2015), at 2 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Matthews was born September  18, 1982, in Lee County, to Ricky Lee Matthews and Jo Kennedy Matthews.  He was employed at Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in Sanford.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Nevaeh Matthews; brothers, Rick Matthews of Sanford, Aaron Matthews of Lillington; grandmothers, Nancy Kennedy and Virginia Matthews.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

JAMIE OLDHAM EVERSOLE

Jamie Belinda Oldham Eversole, 47, of Fayetteville died Wednesday (06-03-2015) at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memory Gardens with Rev. Garland E. Smith officiating.

Mrs. Eversole was born in Lee County, daughter of James Howard Oldham and Frances Beasley Sandoval.

Survivors include her father, Mr. Oldham of Mount Pleasant; mother, Mrs. Sandoval of Fayetteville; husband, Brian I. Eversole of the home; daughters, Whitney Womack of Sanford, Tiffany Dalrymple of Latta, SC, Samantha Roden of Fairbluff; son, Calvin Michael McMillian of Fayetteville; brother, Adam Keith Oldham of Fayetteville; step-children, Christina Eversole of Phoenix, AZ, Melanie Taylor of Hartsville, SC; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 138, Moncure, NC 27559.

LORI ANN BARBOUR

Lori Ann Barbour, age 52, of Crestview, FL, formerly of New Hill, died Wednesday, (06-03-2015) at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, FL.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include her mother, Frances G. Goodwin of New Hill; daughter, Jodi E. Sellers of Wilson; son, Rex C. “DJ” Finch of Macon; brothers, Howard Wayne Barbour of Virginia Beach VA, Kevin Ray Barbour of Fuquay-Varina; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Moncure.

ELI HALLMAN

Eli Hallman, 84, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-09-2015) at Parkview Retirement Home.

The funeral will be held Saturday, (06-13-2015) at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Hallead officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

He was born in Harnett County on January 3, 1931 to the late Walter and Blanche Patterson.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Magalene Womack Hallman and a daughter, Debra Hallman Moore.  Mr. Hallman served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

      DEATH NOTICES 

•  Irene Julia Barnes, 84, of Chapel Hill died Friday, (06-05-2015).

• Nancy H. Rocamora, 90, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, (05-26-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

 VIRGINIA CLARK BEAL

  Virginia Clark Beal, 81, of Goldston died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at UNC Hospitals.

Mrs. Beal was born in Chatham County on April 23, 1934, the daughter of Jordan Tysor and Lessie Ann (Dowdy) Clark.  Virginia was a member of Antioch Christian Church and retired from Kayser Roth Hosiery Mill.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel W. Beal; her parents; sisters, Mary Ann Clark, Fannie Lee Oldham, Lela Evans and Janie Clark Moore; brothers, Jessie, Clarence, Everette and Hugh Clark.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Beal Bowden and husband Chuck of Sanford, Becky Beal Tyson of Jacksonville, Janet Beal Davis and husband Jeff of Siler City; grand-children, Michelle Kennedy and husband Rick, Jeremy Bowden, Chris Tyson and wife Jessica,  Matt Tyson and Leslie Tyson, Brittany Davis and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Mike Harper officiating. The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Christian Church, 246 Antioch Christian Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

June 4, 2015
SEMUEL J. WORLEY

Mr. Semuel J. Worley, 75 of New Hill, passed away Monday, (05-25-2015) at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (05-30-2015) at Liberty Chapel United Church in Moncure. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Worley was a member of Liberty Chapel Church,  where he was a member of the male choir. He also sang in the spiritual group, the Bright Stars. He was employed by Boise Cascade for over 20 years, and also worked at JOCCA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mozelle Worley.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Johnson, Pamelia Reaves, both of Pittsboro, Carolyn Worley of Moncure; sons, Willie Worley of Apex, Ray Worley of Upper Marlboro, MD, Lee Worley of Morrisville; brothers, Syl-vester Worley, Stanley Worley, both of Moncure, Sampson Worley of South Carolina; sisters, Lullie Hughes of Greensboro, Phyllis Alston of Moncure; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

WALTER R. BROOKS

Mr. Walter R. Brooks, 90, of Goldston died Thursday, (05-28-2015) at UNC Chapel Hill.

He was a veteran of WWII.

Arrangements are incomplete at Watson Memorial Cunningham & Sons in Sanford.

MAZIE JOYCE CAMPBELL WILSON

Mazie Joyce Campbell Wilson, 85, of Amherst, VA passed away Wednesday, (05-27-2015) at Lynchburg General Hospital.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, (05-31-2015) in Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford.
Born in Nelson County, April 6, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Viola Rae Campbell.

Surviving are her children, Narda Watford of Sanford, Rae Wilson of Colonial Heights, VA, Kim Wilson of Richmond, VA and Troy Wilson of Bessemer City; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Amherst County, P.O. Box 614, Amherst, VA24521.

ALLEN JUNIOR HAITH

Allen Junior Haith, 85, of  Clark Road, Snow Camp died Monday, (06-01-15) at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, Burlington.

Mr. Haith was born in Chatham County on May 7, 1930, the son of Allen L. and Annie Betty (Thomas) Haith.  He served in the Army during the Korean War and was retired from Western Electric Maintenance Department in Burlington.   Junior was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting and the William Penn Sunday School Class.   He enjoyed working with his cows, fishing, wood work, watching NASCAR and Atlanta Braves baseball.   He also enjoyed a meal out and visiting with his friends.  Junior was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lindley Haith; his parents; brothers, Lee and Wilbur Haith; and sister, Annie Ruth Eubanks.

He is survived by daughters, Connie H. Rader of Asheboro, Sherry H. Simmons of Burlington, Patty H. Glass of Coleridge; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (06-04-2015) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.

The funeral will be Friday, (06-05-2015) at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Andrew Needham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance & Caswell Counties, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

      DEATH NOTICES

•   Mozelle Lewis Holland, 102, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-26-2015).

• Everett C. Cowan III, 68, of Chapel Hill died Wednesday, (05-27-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

DONALD WALLACE STARKEY
1939-2015

Donald Wallace Starkey, 76, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home in Pittsboro, surrounded by his loving family.

Donald was born on February 4, 1939, in Weirton, WV, to the late Clarence Ray and Ina Starkey. He attended Weir High School, completing his GED in the US Army. Donald also graduated from Military Police School in Ft. Gordon, GA and received further military leadership training while stationed in Germany. He retired from the US Army after 20 years of meritorious service, which included two tours of Vietnam, service in France and Germany, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. After retirement from the military, Donald worked for the VA Dept of Corrections (1976-1989); GE Aerospace (1989-1999); and Nortel Security Dept (1999-2004), finally retiring in 2004.

Donald loved his family, friends, motorcycles, poker, guns, dogs and NASCAR.

In addition to his parents, his son, Eric Ray Starkey, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Patricia Carrick Starkey; two daughters, Veronique L. Bach and Sheila L. Codd; daughter-in-law, Theresa W. Starkey; four stepsons; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; ex-wife, Huguette L. Starkey; sister, Dorothy Ray Rodgers; two brothers, Clarence Ray Starkey and Ronald W. Starkey.

A military funeral service will be held in Pittsboro on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at twelve noon in the cemetery at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 204 W. Salisbury St., followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m. at Virlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro.

HELEN HICKS BARE

Helen Hicks Bare, 82, of Liberty passed away suddenly in an automobile accident on the way to the beach on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Moore, Rev. Dan Bare and Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A reception of friends followed the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Bare was the daughter of the late Oscar and Vera Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charlie James Bare, Sr.; special son, Charlie James “Jay” Bare, Jr. and a brother, Garland Hicks.

Helen is survived by her best friend and sister, Norma Hicks Staley; her daughter, Jamie Bare Poe and husband Joel; son, Marty Bare and wife Lori; four grandchildren, Kristen Poe Bettis and husband Daniel, Kaitlen Poe, Ricky Bare and Landon Bare. She is also survived by many close nieces, nephews, cousins, and friend, Jim Parker.

She was a graduate of Staley High School, retired from Brady Trane and was an active lifetime member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. “Grammie” was a fireball.  She was a fiercely loyal and loving, mother, Grammie, sister, and friend who could light up any room with her laugh, and was the life of any gathering. Even at 82, she had more energy than any of her children and grandchildren, and she could out-shop the best of them. She will be dearly missed, but one day, we will see her again.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Playground Fund, 7003 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, NC 27355; or to the Triangle Down Syndrome Network at triangledownsyndrome.org

Please share your loving thoughts and memories with the family at: www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve Helen’s family.

BRANDON THOMAS LEE McNEILL

Brandon Thomas Lee McNeill, 27, beloved son of Lee McNeill and Lorie Barker, died of AML Leukemia, May 23, 2015.

He is survived by his mother, Lorie Barker; his father, Lee McNeill; his sister, Karen McNeill; his grandparents, Judy Hatcher and Tom and Charline McNeill; his Aunt Dee and Uncle Tim Sloan; and his step-sisters, Lynsi Smith and Heather Pica.

Online condolences may be made at: www.hallwynne.com.

LOUISE CARTER IVEY

Louise Carter Ivey, 91 years of age, formerly of Siler City, resident of Melbourne, Florida, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Melbourne.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 12 noon at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Mike Newton presiding.

Mrs. Ivey was born in Chatham County on November 22, 1923 to the late William Oliver and Ethel Cheek Carter, She was a long-standing member of First Baptist Church and a legal secretary in Siler City for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, William Harold Ivey, brother, W.O. (Bill) Carter, Jr., and sister, Emily Carter.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Ivey Newton and her husband, Rev. Mike Newton of Merritt Island, FL; a grandson, Michael Newton, Jr. of Naples, FL; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Siler City or SPCA of Chatham County.

May 28, 2015
ARMOUR ROBERT MAIN

Armor Robert Main, 81, of Sanford died Saturday, (05-16-2015), at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, (05-19-2015), at 3 p.m. at Lamms Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites.

Mr. Main was born in Los Angeles, CA, on April 27, 1934, to the late Armor Everett Main and Sybil Stith Main. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Frances Main and a grandson, James David Warlick.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Main; sons, Bobby Main of Cameron, David Main of Greensburg, IN, Patrick Main of Cameron; daughters, Carolyn Hewett of Matthews, Dolores Main of Cameron, Cindy Warlick of Cameron, and Jeri Patterson of Carthage; sisters Mona Parsley of Idaho, Sybil Main of California, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BERTIE MARIE RIDDLE POINDEXTER

Mrs. Bertie Marie Riddle Poindexter, 75, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (05-20-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Sanford Church of God with Pastor David Kimbrell and Pastor Dewayne Dickerson officiating. Burial followed at Jones Chapel Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Poindexter was born in Lee County, on September 25, 1939, to the late Oded “Buck” Riddle and Sarah “Sadie” Hall Riddle.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Oded Riddle and Robie Riddle.  Mrs. Poindexter was a longtime member of the Sanford Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Poindexter; sons, Jeff Poindexter of Sanford, Randy Poindexter of Apex; brothers, Charlie Riddle and Edwin Riddle, both of Sanford; sisters, Dollie Boyd of Georgia, Shelba Rackley and Joyce Chorney, both of Sanford, Nell Solomon of Georgia; and five grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

      DEATH NOTICES

• Ralph Franklin Young, 90 of Pittsboro  died  Saturday, (05-23-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.www.cremationsocietync.com

MARY MELINDA “LYNN” STEPHENSON GARD

Mary Melinda “Lynn” Stephenson Gard died in her home, May 20, 2015 in Chatham County, North Carolina after battling cancer for twelve years.

Lynn was born November 11, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to Ches Huchingson Stephenson and H. Lance Stephenson. Lynn graduated from Southwest High School and Georgia State University where she earned a B.A. in English and Education. She taught school for Fulton County, Georgia.

On January 2, 1965, Lynn married James Risen Gard. They moved to Prince Georges County, Maryland where Lynn taught for Prince Georges County. Shortly after the birth of their daughter, Laura Melinda, they moved to Tampa, Florida. Their son, Matthew Lance, was born in Tampa after the family moved to Land O’ Lakes, Florida.

In 1985, the family moved to Durham, North Carolina. Lynn loved to work as a librarian for the Orange County Public Library and Alamance Community College. Lynn was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She and Jim traveled to Italy six times. She and her sister Carol Sunderman traveled to Ireland and Eastern Europe. She was a marvelous cook and gardener. Many friends and family considered her to be the best cook they ever knew. She was a poet and a member of a local writing group for 30 years. She was completely devoted to her grandchildren and passionately interested in every part of their lives and development. She was greatly loved by many friends.

Lynn is survived by her husband of fifty years, Jim Gard; her daughter, Laura Melinda Gard Smith (Kirby) of New Bern, North Carolina; her son, Matthew Lance Gard (Gepsy) of Durham, North Carolina; and her grandchildren Kirby and Huchingson Smith; Pvt. Jimmy Bardales Gard, USMC, Lance and Victoria Gard; her sister, Carol Ann Sunderman (Jack) of Columbia, South Carolina and much-loved nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Mann’s Chapel Road, Pittsboro, North Carolina. Immediately following interment in the church cemetery, the family  received friends in the fellowship hall of the church. A visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Services of Pittsboro, NC.

Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

MELROSE “Bo” BINKLEY FIELDS

Melrose “Bo” Binkley Fields, 83, of Vander Oldham Road, Bear Creek, died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Fields was born in Forsyth County on September 20, 1931, the daughter of Claude and Rosa (Harrison) Binkley.  She was retired from A J Schneierson as a sewer.  Melrose was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir and the social committee.  She was preceded in death by daughter, Pat Hart and her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Arthur Fields; two daughters, Beverly Scott and husband Myron of Bear Creek, Linda Davis of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Christy Harris and husband Rodney of Bear Creek, Tracy Cox and wife Crystal of Bear Creek, Gina Lindley and husband Jamie of Silk Hope, Brad Moody and wife Jennifer of Bennett, Ricky Moody of Bear Creek, Branson Scott of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, John Mark Beal, Jaycee Dooley, Preston Cox, Tanner Dooley, and Maisy Moody.

The family received friends Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church, 1269 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Bob Wachs, Rev. David Hicks, Rev. Phillip Nelson and Rev. Womack Keck officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

BYRD BRYANT ISOM

Byrd Bryant Isom, 71, of Ramseur, N.C. passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Born in Spruce Pine, Alabama to his late loving mother, Linda Norman, and father, Charles Franklin Isom. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Bryce and Tim Isom. Byrd was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he served honorably as a Military Police officer.

Byrd went on to a successful career in the construction industry, culminating as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Operations Maintenance for Fluor Global Services. In his retirement, Byrd established Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur North Carolina.

The family received friends on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty, NC.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2 p.m., at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, with pastor Randy Kelley officiating.  The burial will follow the service at New Hope Memorial Gardens in Asheboro.

Byrd is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Diane Isom; daughter, Beverly Mooney and husband Nick; son, Michael Isom and  wife Donna; his two sisters ,Merle Vaughn and Claudette Peek. Byrd was also the proud grandfather of five; Dustin and Paige Mooney; and Jessica, Tyler and Nathaniel Isom.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project: P.O. Box 758717, Topeka, KS 66675

Please share your thoughts and memories with the Isom family at www.loflinfh.com.

BLANCHE NEUSCHAFER EVERWINE

Blanche Neuschafer Everwine, 87, of Siler City died Monday, May 25, 2015.

Mrs. Everwine was born in Gloucester County, New Jersey on June 23, 1927, the daughter of Daniel Edward and Florence (Freshcoln) Neuschafer.  She was a member of Pittsboro Church of the Nazarene and had been employed as a daycare director.

Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Daniel Austin Everwine, Sr.; her parents; sisters, Elizabeth Carter, Sarah Neuschafer, Shirley Cano; brothers, George and Daniel Neuschafer; and daughter-in-law, Ruthann L. Everwine.

She is survived by six daughters, Rose Everwine Fields and husband,William of Siler City, Susan L. Johnson and husband Robert of Glenmoore, PA, Marcia J. Murphy and husband Scott of Siler City, Terry Lee Johnson and husband Scott of Siler City, Kathleen Borgman and husband James of Taylors, SC, Luanne Everwine Miller and husband Terrence of Siler City; two sons, Charles M. Everwine and wife Jonica of Leola, PA., Daniel A. Everwine, Jr. and wife Renee of Siler City; sister, Florence Carlton; brother, David Neuschafer; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; caregiver, Wanda Burgess; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 29, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Borgman and Rev. William Fields officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

Online condolences may be made at       www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NELLIE STROTHER SEALS COLE

Nellie Strother Seals Cole, 96, of Siler City died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mrs. Cole was born in Montgomery County on November 2, 1918, the daughter of Millard Carson and Bennie (Parnell) Strother.   Nellie was a 1935 graduate of Raeford High School.  She was employed by Collins & Aikman, Inc. for 29 years.  She was an active member of Siler City First Baptist Church for over 60 years.  Nellie enjoyed reading, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, bowling and working in her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd McLean Seals (1969); her second husband, William Grady Cole (2002); son, Larry Seals; her brother, Loy Stother; two grandsons, Berry Buckner and Jeffrey Seals, Jr.

She is survived by one sister, Louise Morgan Morton of Albemarle;  four daughters,  Karen Seals Gury (David) of Boca Raton, FL, Carol Buckner Harris of Zebulon, Sharon Seals Brookbank of Snow Camp, Robin Seals James (Dirk) of Siler City;  three sons,  F. Michael Seals, Sr. (Gayle) of Piedmont, SC, Jeffrey S. Seals of Charlotte, Donald G. Seals of Fayetteville; three step-sons, David Cole (Gail) of Sophia, Larry Cole of Walnut Cove, and Bobby Cole of Randleman;  twenty grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; eight step-grandchildren, fifteen step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law,  Betty Seals, Elaine Hendrix, Ruby Easterling, Myrta Davis, and Vera Cole.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

A celebration of life service will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.  Burial will be in Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 6197 Aberdeen Road, Raeford, NC  28376 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.

The family would encourage you to plant a flower or a tree in her memory.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Byron Hoffman, Peggy Brewer, Community Hospice, the staff of Coventry House and special caregiver, Jessie Lemons.

 SARAH SPAUGH REEVES JONES

  Sarah Spaugh Reeves Jones of Swansboro, NC passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, North Carolina.

She was born April 18, 1952 to Thomas Long Reeves and Jean Holdridge Reeves of Pittsboro, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 71 West Street, PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The family will receive friends following the service.

Son, Thomas Newton Jones of  the home survives as do her mother, Jean Reeves of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Kay Reeves Skalchunes of Clemmons, NC, Melissa Reeves Raley (Michael) of Raleigh, NC, Ann Reeves Larsen (Jørn) of Durham, NC.; seven nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews

In 1974, Sarah earned a Child Development/Family Relations degree and Early Childhood Teaching Certification from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She retired after thirty years teaching young children in Onslow County Schools.  Friends and family remember her love of children, reading, knitting, and quilting.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea MN 56007-9918 or Friends of the Chatham Community Library- Children’s Programs, PO Box 1108, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

May 21, 2015
MARY JANE STONE JOHNSON

Mary Jane Stone Johnson, 69, of Sanford died Thursday, )05-14-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Saturday, (05-16-2015) at 11 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Humphrey officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.

She was born in Pitt County, January 3, 1946, to the late Harvey Lee Stone and Doris Mae Worthington Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy Stone, Jack Stone, and one step-daughter, Lou Ann Davis.

Survivors include her husband, Norris Johnson; son, Richard Byrd of Sanford; stepson, Randy Johnson of Clayton; daughter, Pam Metts of Sanford; sisters, Helen Smith of Sanford, Shirley Boseman of Greenville, and Peggy Stokes of Ayden; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

PHYLLIS LOUISE THOMAS OWENS

Mrs. Phyllis Louise Thomas Owens, 73, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (05-13-2015), at Oakhaven Rest Home.

The family will have a private memorial service.

Mrs. Owens was born in Lee County, on July 20, 1941, to the late Harvey McKenley Thomas and Katherine Ann Hughes Thomas. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Watson, and one sister, Zelda Wylanza Thomas.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Carl Owens of the home; son, Marty Owens of Carthage; daughter, Pamdoria Davis of Cameron; brothers, Maylon Thomas of Sanford, Iley Thomas of Lemon Springs; sister, Judy Tarpey of Colon; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Community Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Make condolences at: www. bridgescameronfuneral.com.

 

MILDRED HILLIARD FINN

Mildred Hilliard Finn, 88, of Siler City died Tuesday, (05-12-2015) at her residence.

A graveside service was held Friday, (05-15-2015) at 2 p.m. at Hickory Mountain Baptist Cemetery, with Rev. Steve Moore officiating.

Mrs. Finn was born in Chatham County on December 10, 1926, the daughter of Nathan Thomas and Alice (Johnson) Hilliard.  She was a homemaker and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Atlas Thomas Finn; her parents; AND brothers, Banks and N. G. Hilliard.

Survivors include daughters, Carol F. White of Pittsboro, NC, Candy F. Wood of Liberty; son, Atlas T. Finn, Jr. “Mickey” of Siler City; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NAOMI MARLEY BROWN

Naomi Marley Brown, 79, of Bennett passed away Monday (05-11-2015), at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, (05-15-2015) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Chris Wood officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of late William Plennie Marley and Flossie Mae Stutts Marley.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, and had sung in the church choir, and taught a Sunday school class.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Henry Brown; sisters,  Ruth Maness, Edna Garner, Virginia Moore, Julia Marley; and brothers, Graham, Everette, and Grady Marley.

Survivors include sisters, Barbara Reynolds and Emily Owens; and brother, Norman Marley, all of Robbins.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374; or the Cemetery Fund of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5931 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC 27208.

Condolences may be offered on line at joycebradychapel.com 

WAYLON RAY HINESLEY

Mr. Waylon Ray Hinesley, 79, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (05-13-2015), at his home.

The funeral was held Saturday, (05-16-2015), at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Hallead officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Hinesley was born in Harnett County, on October 16, 1935, to the late Henry Newton Hinesley and Mary Ann Council Hinesley.  He was preceded in death by a step-son, Donnie Delisle; a sister, Julia Cameron and brothers, John Hinesley, Ed Hinesley, Lewis Hinesley, and Herman Hinesley.  He worked for 31 years at the City of Sanford Water Department as a water treatment operator and maintenance man.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Curless Hinesley; son, Steve Hinesley of Sanford; sister, Heley Kaylor of Southern Pines; and four grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ARCHIE HUGH SMITH, JR.

Archie Hugh Smith, Jr., born December 18, 1951, formerly of Bear Creek, resident of Sparta, died Thursday (05-14-2015) at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Graveside services were held at Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek, Saturday, (05-16-2015) at 11 a.m.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Janet Cox Smith of the home; sisters, Carolyn Carter of Fort Collins, CO, May Glasglow of Roanoke Rapids. He is also survived by six step-children; ten step-grand-children; seven step-great-grand-children

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUSSELL O’BRIANT SPIVEY

Russell O’Briant Spivey, 85, of Sanford died Sunday, (05-17-2015) at his home.

A graveside service was held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, (05-20-2015), at 11 a.m.  with Rev. Jerry Parsons presiding.

Mr. Spivey was born in Harnett County to the late John Byrd Spivey and Christian Clyde Smith Spivey.  He worked for Sears as an appliance repairman for a number of years.

Surviving relatives include his wife Bonnie Coffer Spivey of the home; a son, Richard Spivey of Sanford; a daughter, Rhonda Spivey of Sanford; a brother, William Spivey of Sanford; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Lee County, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC  27330; or Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford, NC  27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNIE MARTIN COX

Johnnie Martin Cox, 86, of Sanford died Thursday, (05-14-2015) at his home.

The funeral was held Sunday, (05-17-2015) at 3 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Larry Pittman and Rev. Tom Lee, officiating. Burial followed in Shallow Well Church cemetery with military rites.

Mr. Cox was born in Lee County, on September 2, 1928, to the late William Garland Cox, Sr. and Beulah Buchanan Cox. He attended Jonesboro School and Benhaven School. Johnnie was a Korean Conflict Veteran.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers  W.G. “Red” Cox, Jr., Lee Wilford Cox, Bobby G. Cox, and sisters,  Jewel Cox, Laurie Cox Lloyd, and Betty Jo Cox Lucas.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Oakley Cox; daughter, Deborah Sue Cox of Sanford; and sisters, Polly Holt and Patsy Mansfield.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA ANN JOHNSON ALLEN

Barbara Ann Johnson Allen, 69, of Sanford died Friday, (05-15-2015) at Westfield Rehabilitation Center.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, (05-20-2015), at 3 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen was born in Lee County on December 16, 1945, to the late John Graham Johnson, Sr. and Leona J. Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Allen of the home; daughters, Amanda Allen Childers, and Jennifer Allen Woodham, both of Sanford; brothers, John Graham Johnson, Jr., and Harold Johnson , both of Sanford; a sister, Sandra Layne of Sanford; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RACHEL BROWN BEANE

Rachel Brown Beane, 82, of Siler City died Sunday, (05-17-2015) at Siler City Center.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, (05-20-2015) at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Wachs and Rev. Eric Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park.

Mrs. Beane was born in Chatham County on September 28, 1932, the daughter of Oscar Millard and Vera (Bray) Brown. Rachel attended the Siler City Chapel and worked for several years at Friendly Florist as a designer.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Dwight W. Beane; daughter, Cynthia Beane of Charlotte; son, Dwight W. Beane, Jr. of Raleigh; and sister, Ruth Simmons of Sylvania, Ohio.

The family will receive friends Wednesday (05-20-2015) from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, prior to the funeral.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ARMOR ROBERT MAIN

Armor Robert Main, 81, of Cameron, died Saturday, (05-16-2015) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICES

• Grace Jane Ohneck,  79, of Chapel Hill died Tuesday (05-12-2015).

•  Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

JOHN CALVIN WILLIAMS

John Calvin Williams, 85, of  Zion Church Road, Staley died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Mr. Williams was born May 2, 1930 in Randolph County, the son of Vernon Rufus and Floy (Pike) Williams. Calvin was an Army Veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict, a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City and the L. L. Bradley Sunday School Class.  He was self-employed in trucking and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bera  “Bea” (Edwards) Williams; two daughters, Carol Davis and husband Bob of Chattanooga, TN, Sue Scotton and husband Bill; one son,  Ed “Punchy” Williams and wife, Martha,  both of Staley; grandchildren, Christopher Williams and wife Leslie of Siler City, Zach and Katie Scotton, Andrew Williams, all of Staley; great-grandchildren, Gavin Crumpler, Gabriella, Graciana and Granton Williams of Siler City; step-grandchildren, Bo Davis and wife Ruth of High Point, Beth Stefanko and husband Mike of Midlothian, VA; step-great-grandchildren, Rob and Riley Davis of High Point, Logan and Garrett Stefanko of Midlothian, VA; and sister-in-law, Gwen Churchwell of Siler City.

The family received friends Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at the family home.  The funeral was held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3 p.m.  at First Baptist Church, Siler City with Rev. Jimmy Hill officiating.  Burial followed in Staley Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Five West and the Palliative Unit of Moses Cone Hospital and Dr. Bryon Hoffman of Siler City.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Siler City; Staley Baptist Church Ramp Fund; any hospice organization or a charity of donor’s choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

JOYCE PHILLIPS LINDLEY

Joyce Phillips Lindley, 80, of Silk Hope-Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Mrs. Lindley was born January 21, 1935 in Yanceyville, NC, the daughter of Emmett Richard and Myrtle (Jeffreys) Phillips.  She was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting.    Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Devoy Lindley.

She is survived by sisters, Doris Hammer of Siler City, Barbara Petty of Graham, Brenda Powell of Siler City, Becky Hudson of Siler City, Jenny Brewer of Siler City, and Deborah Gass of Myrtle Beach, SC.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

JANETTE DeBOARD FAGG 

   Janette DeBoard Fagg,  78, of Gilliland Road, Siler City died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Fagg was born in Virginia on December 14, 1936, the daughter of Glenn and Mary (Parks) DeBoard.   Janette was a retired bus driver for the Chatham County Schools and a teacher’s aide. She loved to help raise her grandchildren, mowing the yard and loved Sealtest chocolate milk. Janette was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Parks LaRue.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Fagg;  two sons, Bobby McLeod of Siler City, Robert “Peanut” McLeod and wife Cathy of Staley;  sister, Wilma Bowman of Siler City; two brothers, Sterling DeBoard and wife Betty of VA; Joe DeBoard and wife Shirley of Siler City; grandchildren, Tommy and Ashley McLeod,  Christopher, Brayson and Allie McLeod; great-grand-children, Summer, Taylor and Leah McLeod,  Peyton, Lindsey and Preston Sizemore.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park.

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 Fagg Family.

Online condolences may be made at   www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY ELLIS

Mary Ellis 82, of Charlie Fields Road, Pittsboro died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Sanford Health & Rehab, in Sanford.

Mrs. Ellis was born in Berlin, Germany on December 26, 1932.  While living in Germany, Mary taught kindergarten.  After moving to the United States, she worked as a nurse’s assistant.  Mary enjoyed fishing, playing cards, Bingo, working in crossword books, and watching science fiction movies.   She also enjoyed the times she was at Piedmont Health Care Services.   Her greatest pleasures were times spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ellis.

She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Drake of Siler City, Rita Evans and husband Dee of High Rock Lake; three sons, Ronnie Ellis and wife Susie of Pittsboro, Robert Ellis and wife Betty of Bear Creek, Roland Ellis and wife Pam of Bear Creek; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at 197 Charlie Fields Road, Pittsboro.  The funeral was held Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wesley Thomas officiating.  Burial was in Rock Springs Baptist Cemetery, Pittsboro.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

MARY JOSEPHINE HAWORTH SIMONS SNELLING

Mary Josephine (Jo) Haworth Simons Snelling, 89, of Rosser Road, Bear Creek, N.C. died Tuesday, Mary 12, 2015, at her home in Bear Creek.

Born in Broussard, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Smith Gordon (Doc) Haworth and Katie Dial Walker Haworth. Educated in the public schools of Lecompte and Alexandria, La., she was a graduate of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, La. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and earned a Masters of Music and Performance Piano from East Carolina University in 1971.

Jo taught music at UNC-Wilmington and English in several public schools in eastern North Carolina and then privately until 2013.

She was married in 1952 to the Rev. Webster L. Simons and lived in Bon Aire, Va., then Wilmington, N.C. and raised a family of four children.

Jo was an accomplished pianist and skilled player of numerous band instruments including saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba and flute.

She was later married to William Snelling of Naples, Fla., where she taught music and piano and was a performer for the Naples, Fla. Concert Band.

She returned to North Carolina in 1998 and served as organist/pianist at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, N.C. and also taught private piano lessons to Chatham County students.

Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Ballard Simons and husband Mark Platts of Lancaster, Pa., Dr. Joanna Simons Tysor and husband Michael of Bear Creek, N.C., and Margaret Simons Linkous and husband Andrew of Leland, N.C.; a son, Christopher Michael Gordon Simons of Muscat, Oman; two sisters, Margaret W. Haworth Dallyn Rolls, formerly of Kaslo, BC and Katherine G. Haworth of Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Timothy W. Platts, Noah Platts, USMC Cpl. Daniel L. Tysor, Rebecca W. Tysor, Faith C. Tysor, Katie Linkous, Jennifer Linkous, Steven A. Linkous and Charlotte Ann Simons; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Champagne.

A memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro on Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Carl Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Wilberforce Mundia and Karen Ladd.

Thanks to all caregivers, friends and relatives, UNC Hospice of Chatham and UNC Homecare specialists.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church or Hospice of Chatham.

  ROMONA HILDER HOWELL McCRIMMON

Winston-Salem—Mrs. Romona Hilder Howell McCrimmon, 86, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Oak Forest Health & Rehabilitation.

She was born February 14, 1929 in Stokes County to the late Farley Joe Howell and Bessie Martin Howell.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCrimmon was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Grier McCrimmon, Sr.; daughter, Yvonne McCrimmon; and a brother.

Surviving are her son, Dan McCrimmon and grandson, Ryley McCrimmon.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215; Chatham County Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels), P.O. Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel)

JAMES ARLEY OVERMAN

Mr. James Arley Overman, Sr., 92, of Siler City, NC, died Sunday,  May 17, 2015.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, 637 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

A native of Alamance County, NC, Mr. Overman was born December 16, 1922.  He loved gospel music, listening to preaching, and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gaynella Jane Auman Overman; parents, Jim Terry and Sarah Ella Overman; son, James Arley Overman, Jr.; as well as two grandchildren, Johnny and April.

Mr. Overman is survived by his daughters, Kim Johnson and husband Irvin of Siler City, Edna Holly Holloway of Pensacola, FL; son, Michael Lee Overman and wife Amy of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Nathan, Thomas, Rena, Tiffani, Jason, Crystal, Lee, Tylena, Michael James, Rebekah Joy, Grace Elisabeth, Bethany Ruth, Isiah John, Vinny, Jordan Michael, and Adrianna; and ten great- grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Midstate Cremation Service.

Condolences may be made online at www.midstatecre mation service.com.

EMILY WILLIAMS MEACHAM

Emily Williams Meacham passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

She was born on November 15, 1944 to John Wesley Williams and Willie Mae Tripp of Pittsboro. She was a life-long resident of Chatham County, working at UNC Memorial Hospital and then from her home as property manager. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. She will be remembered for her tender concern for her children and grandchildren and for her spunk and determination to live life on her own terms, in spite of many adversities. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl Ivey Meacham (1981) and her granddaughter, Skylar Rayne Meacham (2004).

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Meacham and her son, Carl Bradley (Shawn) Meacham, and her grandchildren, Will, Brandon, Blaine, Mason, Corinne, Graylyn and Braden.

The family will receive visitation at her home on Sunday, May 24 from 3 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like, please make a donation in her honor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to the Raleigh chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

MARIA ANNA (MARIANNE) OPHOVEN BRAUNER

Marianne Brauner died on May 18, 2015, in her Galloway Ridge home in Pittsboro, NC. She was born in Kaiserwerth, Germany, on October 29, 1922, and was the daughter of Marta Spieler and Adolf Ophoven.

Marianne came to America in 1959. In her travels, she met her husband, Walter Brauner, in Coconut Grove, Florida. They married in 1961 and moved to North Carolina in the early 1960’s. Marianne and Walt shared a long and happy life on their Perry Road farm in Alamance County, NC, with their loyal canine companions: Jenny, Josh, Rusty, Luke, Jake, and Emma.

Marianne retired from the University of North Carolina where she worked many years in the Department of Biostatistics—UNC School of Public Health. In her retirement, she enjoyed water aerobics, taking long walks, and reading. Marianne was a fierce backgammon competitor!

In addition to her husband and parents, Marianne was preceded in death by her siblings, Margarete, Elizabeth, Walter, Adolf, and Herman.

Marianne is survived by cousins Heinz and Lilli Voss of Duesseldorf, Germany; cousins Sigurd and Ute Spieler of Waldkirch, Germany; great-niece Sabine Sassen Baumann of Schhwalbach, Germany; and great-nephew Peter Sassen. She also leaves behind many special friends at Galloway Ridge, as well as her “daughters”, who will cherish her memory.

Special gratitude is extended to Nansi Gregor-Holt, RN, MPH, FNP, for her caregiving and to UNC Hospice, for providing compassionate care during the last month of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

FRANCIS EDWARD ALBRIGHT

Francis Edward Albright “Newground”, 92, of Siler City died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mr. Albright was born in Chatham County on September 24, 1922, the eighth child of Thomas and Ida (Teague) Albright. Known as “Newground”, he was an Army Veteran of WWII and a farmer.  He attended Piney Grove United Methodist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church.  Newground was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching baseball.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Scott Albright; his parents; brothers and sister, William Clyde Albright, Kara H. Albright, R. Max Albright, Delette Albright Bridges, Slocum Lewis Albright, Naman (Pete) Albright and Stamey Albright.

He is survived by a step- son, Mitchell Lutterloh and wife Judy of Graham; step-grandchildren, Justin Lutterloh and wife Holli, Aaron Lutterloh and wife Jessica; step-great-grandchildren, Ava Grace Lutterloh, Autumn Lane Lutterloh, Clayton Lee Lutterloh; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Keith Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery, Liberty.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL SHANNON FERGUSON

Michael Shannon Ferguson, 40, of Siler City died Monday, May 18, 2015.

Mr. Ferguson was born in Chatham County on October 4, 1974 the son of David R. and Mary Ann (Moore) Ferguson.   Shannon was a 1992 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School.  He was employed in construction as a welder.  He was a member of Staley Baptist Church and was a member of the Siler City Moose Lodge, NRA, and the Turkey Federation.

He is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Autumn and Stephanie, Jared and Josh; his parents, David R. and Mary Ann (Moore) Ferguson; brother: Shane Ferguson; and grandsons, Presten and Brayden.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Staley Baptist Church, 440 W. Railroad St., Staley with Rev. Clifford Williams and Rev.  Bob Swicegood officiating.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

May 14, 2015
HELEN HOBBS FULTS

Mrs. Helen Hobbs Fults passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

She was a lady of notable beauty, grace, and kindness. She was born on October 17, 1919, to the late Bertha and Benjamin Hobbs, and grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi.  She studied at Delta State University and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She was married to the late Daniel Webster Fults, Jr., and lived for many years in Houston, Texas.  She was a Baptist and active in the Willow Meadows Baptist Church. As a homemaker she was dedicated to her family, and did volunteer work at Memorial Southwest Hospital. Helen enjoyed playing the violin and gardening.  She later worked in retail at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman-Marcus.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Fults Tidwell (husband Richard) of Pittsboro, NC, and son Daniel Webster Fults, III (wife Carol) of Salt Lake City, Utah, sister Beverly Lewis, grandchildren Erin Fults, Robin Fults, Alec Tidwell, Lisa Tidwell, Margot Puckett (Mike) and great grandson Everettt Puckett.

A graveside service was held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Wilson and Knight Funeral Home at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood, Mississippi.

JOHN DUNCAN “Mackie” McLAUCHLIN, JR.

John Duncan “Mackie” McLauchlin, Jr., 78, passed away Monday, (05-04-2015) at the home of his son.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, (05-07-2015), at Goldston United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors: son, John D. McLauchlin, III of Grays Greek; daughter, Kimberly G. Kotov of Chapel Hill; sisters, Pamela McLauchlin Clark and Cynthia McLauchlin Ball; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services entrusted to Unity Funeral Services of Fayetteville.

WALKER DALTON SINGLETARY

Mr. Walker Dalton Singletary, 72, of Seagrove, passed away Saturday, (05-09-2015) at Cone Health Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (05-14-2015), at the Bible Pentecostal Holiness Church in Robbins with Pastor Margie Williamson and Robert Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The son of the late Lee Roy Singletary and Edna Marie Young Singletary, he was a retired furniture builder. He was preceded in death by his brother, Fletcher Singletary, sister, Faye Singletary, and grandchildren, Derick, Shane, and April Singletary.

Survivors include his wife Jewel Brewer Singletary of the home; daughters, Lisa Singletary of Bennett, Paula S. Morgan of Seagrove; sons, Walker Darin Singletary and Steve Singletary, both of Seagrove; sisters, Royalene Shelton and Mary Ann Maness, both of Seagrove, Emily Coen of Florida; eight grandchildren, and six  great-grand-children.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to help pay funeral expenses to Joyce-Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89, Bennett, NC 27208.

Make online condolences  at: www.joycebradychapel.com. 

RONALD WILLIAM “BILLY” McPHERSON

Ronald William “Billy” McPherson, 83, of  Siler City died Thursday, (05-07-2015) at Coventry House.

The funeral was held Monday, (05-11-2015) at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. McPherson was born in Guilford County on February 9, 1932, the son of J. Wade and Estie (Lowe) McPherson.  Billy was an active member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church.  He was a dairy farmer while maintaining a full time job at Baker Limestone. He delivered morning papers, and retired from Boling Chair Company.   He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lucy Nance McPherson; son, Gary Wade McPherson; his parents and sister, Jean Holmes.

He is survived by daughters, Gwen Johnson, Cheryl Smith, both of Siler City; sons, Ronnie McPherson of Snow Camp, John McPherson of Siler City; sister, Kaye Cox of Spartanburg, SC; brother,  Kenneth McPherson of Siler City; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MORRIS AVERY LEE

Mr. Morris Avery Lee, 73, of Siler City, passed away Sunday, (05-10-2015) at his home.

He was the son of the late Grady O’Neal Lee and Dollie Anna Parson Lee. He worked in the poultry business as a supervisor. Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thurman, Henry, and James Lee.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Frances Hayes Lee of the home; daughters, Annette Glenn of Timberlake, Teresa Maines of Siler City, Kathy Teague of Bennett; son,  Eric Pendergrass of Bear Creek; brother, Herman Lee of Robbins; nine grandchildren, and five great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

DOROTHY ANNE BRAY MANESS

Dorothy Anne Bray Maness, 93, passed away Tuesday, (05-05-2015) at her home in Robbins.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, (05-07-2015), at High Falls United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Baurichter officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Lee Noy Bray and Ava Lee Cox Bray. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, W. Edison Maness and brothers Curtis and Carl Bray.

She is survived by daughters, Doris Upchurch of High Falls, Peggy Cockman of Robbins; sisters, Henrietta Taylor of Bear Creek, Maxine Honeycutt of Durham; and three grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com. 

JOHN WAYNE PHILLIPS

Mr. John Wayne Phillips, 54, of Robbins, died Saturday, (05-09-2015).

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (05-13-2015), at Smyrna U.M.C. with Rev. Tal Madison and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.

John was born in Tucker County, WV, son of the late Wilson Camdan Phillips and Vallie Viola Crossland.  He enjoyed membership in the Tree Growers Association, being a grower of Christmas Trees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Barton, Coy, Dennis Wolford and sister, Doris Wolford.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Luck Phillips of the home; sons, Jason Phillips of Seagrove, Glenn Davidson of Farmer; sister, Caitlyn Davidson,  Roberta O’Quinn  of Elkins, WV; brothers, Eddie Wolford of Parsons, WV, David Wolford of Elkins, WV; and one granddaughter.

Make online condolences at: joycebradychapel.com.

 

MARCUS ANERL CRAVEN

Mr. Marcus Anerl Craven, 44, of Siler City passed away on Friday, (05-01-2015) at his home.

The funeral was held Wednesday (05-13-2015) at 2 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Tiwanna Craven; children, Kadejah Miles, Kenya Craven; his father, Robert Sutton; stepfather, Eunice Peoples, Jr.; sisters, Eulishia Spruiell, Tosha Peoples; brothers, Carlos Peoples, Anthony Peoples, Justin and Royal Redding.  

JOHNNY ELLIS

Mr. Johnny Ellis, 82, of Swansboro, formerly of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-10-2015), at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.

Arrangements are pending by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc..

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY ANN HILLIARD HARDISTER

Mary Ann Hilliard Hardister, 67, of Bonlee died Monday, (05-11-2015) at her residence.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Hardister was born in Chatham County on July 3, 1947 the daughter of Marshall and Josie (Beal) Hilliard.  She had been employed by Klopman Mills in Ramseur.  Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. Hardister and her parents.

She is survived by two sisters, Nancy H. Light of Staley, Jackie Pickard Wilson of Bear Creek; and brother, Ralph Hilliard of Elon.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNY RUSSELL ELLIS

Mr. Johnny Russell Ellis, 82, of Swansboro, formerly of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-10-2015), at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.

The funeral will be held Friday, (05-15-2015), at 11 a.m. at Sanford Chapel with Pastor Sandy Bain officiating.  Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday (05-14-2015), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Mr. Ellis was born December 7, 1932 in Lee County, to the late Henry Ellis and Janice Carr Ellis.  He was a retired locksmith.  Mr. Ellis served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Barrett Ellis; sisters, Marion Lowrimore and Mary Frances Reedy and a brother, Lelon Ellis.

Survivors include his wife, Gerry Scott Ellis; sons, Terry Ellis and Chuck Ellis, both of Sanford, Kenneth Ellis of Lemon Springs; step-son, Scott Partington of Swansboro; daughter, Melony Harkey of Sanford; step-daughters, Tammy Cremins of Huntersville, Cathy Persons of Sanford; sister, Sharen Maddox of Broadway; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNY “JJ” JACKSON KIDD

Mr. Johnny “JJ” Jackson Kidd, 62, of Robbins, passed away Monday, (05-11-2015), at FIrstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, (05-15-2015) at the Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett with Rev. Jamie Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.

He was the son of the late Issac Edward Kidd and Dorothy Lucille Jones Kidd. Mr. Kidd retired from the Department of Transportation after more than 20 years.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, (05-14-2015) at Joyce-Brady Chapel.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Peggy Williams Kidd of the home.

Condolences may be offered at joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce Brady Funeral Home of Bennett is honored to serve the Kidd family.

DEATH NOTICES

• Dianne Lynn Bachmen, 68, of Chapel Hill died Wednesday, (05-06-2015).

•  Dr. Jack Bartley Chaddock, 90, of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (05-05-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

LUCILLE BRADY COUCH

Mrs. Lucille Brady Couch, age 98, of North Avenue in Wake Forest, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Couch was the daughter of the late John Andrew Brady and Annie Jane Scott Brady.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Couch.

Mrs. Couch was a member of Bennett Baptist Church and was a Jolly Elder of the church. She loved to cook and had a homemade dessert at every meal. She also loved working in her flower garden.  Mrs. Couch was a devoted Army wife, and loved her family.

Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Bennett Baptist Church. Lunch followed after the committal in the fellowship hall.

Survivors include her daughter, Debra Ludas and her husband Joseph of Wake Forrest; son, Wayman B. Couch of Walterboro, SC; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family would also like thank Special Caregivers Queen and Sheneese Harris and Transitions Lifecare.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is honored to serve the Couch family.

 JOEL G. TILLMAN

February 29, 1960—April 30, 2015

   Joel passed away peacefully in San Francisco’s St. Francis Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Lydia Louise Tillman. He is survived by sisters Lisa Tillman Newton (Charles) and Susan Brower (Joel), nephew Josh Brower (Kelli), niece Cassandra Smith (Kent), one grandniece, three grandnephews and many cousins.

He will be sorely missed by his loved and loving friends in San Francisco, especially Paul Melbostad and Jim Breshear.

Joel had a wicked sense of humor, was musically talented and an amazing mimic. He loved old movies, music, the news and politics, juicy gossip, cats, dogs, good food, travel and most of all his family and friends.

He was an energetic force of nature and the world is a sadder and quieter place without him.

A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his childhood church, Bonlee Baptist Church.

To honor Joel, please consider donations to The Family Link, a non-profit guest house that provides a place for families with limited financial means to stay while visiting loved ones with life threatening illnesses.

http://the family link.com/HowtoHelp.html

  Another worthy place is St. Francis Memorial Hospital that provided such care and attention to both Joel and his family.

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation

May 7, 2015
JAMES WALLACE JONES

Mr. James Wallace Jones, 89, of Goldston, passed away on Saturday, (04-25-2015) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Friday, (05-01-2015)  at Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 39, Goldston, NC.

DONALD “DONNIE” ROBERT MORRISON, Sr.

Donald “Donnie” Robert Morrison, Sr., 69, of Gulf, died Wednesday, (04-29-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.

The funeral was held Saturday, (05-02-2015) at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, with Rev. Leslie Puryear and Rev. Mac Keck officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Morrison was born March 1, 1946 in Washington, DC, the son of Robert Lee and Sara Emma (Bridges) Morrison.   He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  Donald was retired from PSNC after 36 years of service.  Donald was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Emma Jean Caviness and Barbara Fields.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy (Cole) Morrison; daughter, Jaime M. Connor; sons, Don Morrison, Kevin Morrison; sisters, Brenda Hart, Pearl Canterbury; brother, Leon Morrison; and one granddaughter.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. 

JAMES NEAL, JR.

Mr. James Neal, Jr., 63, of Sanford, passed away Monday (04-27-2015) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.

Arrangements are incomplete at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

 

CAROLYN SMITH MOORE

Carolyn Marguerite Smith Moore, 66, passed away Wednesday, (04-29-2015).

A private graveside service with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin officiating was held at 2 p.m. at Exway Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead.

She was born to L.G. Olen “Bill” Smith and Patricia Ann Smith on March 15, 1949.  She was a graduate of North Moore High School, and the Business College in Asheboro. She worked at Milliken Textiles and later, was a librarian and office staff member in Richmond County. A member of Exway Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She volunteered with the Cordova and Ellerbe Rescue Squads. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lynn Moore.

Survivors include sons, William Curtis Chriscoe of Youngsville, John Eric Moore of Chapel Hill; mother, Patricia Smith; brother, David Smith of Robbins; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations  may be  made to Community Hospice and Home Care,  1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.

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DEATH NOTICES

•   John Edwin Sparrow, 61, of Pittsboro passed away on Wednesday, (04-29-2015).

•   Ursala Patricia Farley of Chapel Hill passed away on Thursday, (04-30-2015).

Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

MOZELLE HUSSEY BROWN

Mozelle Myrick Hussey “Memaw” Brown, 88, of Bennett, passed away Friday, (05-01-2015), at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, (05-05-2015), at Beulah Baptist Church, with Dr. Neal Jackson and Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Rossie Ondus Myrick and Olivia Vertle Lambert Myrick. She was a graduate of High Falls High School, and a

member of Beulah Baptist Church in Bennett. She enjoyed singing in her church choir for many years.    She was a homemaker, and had worked in the old Robbins Mill, Southern Garment and in childcare.    She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands, Ray Cranford Hussey and John Curtis Brown.

Survivors include a son, Steven R. Hussey of Bennett; daughters, Janet H. Oldham of Raleigh, Christine H. Brewer of Bennett, Denise H. Mauney of Stem; step-children, W.C. Brown of Fayetteville, Ga., Faye Brown Key of Greensboro; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

CALLIE PEACE HADLEY

July 22, 1935 to April 29, 2015

  Sara Callie Peace Hadley, 79, formerly of Snow Camp, died at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Mrs. Hadley was a native of Chatham County, and later resided in Alamance County, where she worked with her husband and son as a dairy farmer and homemaker. She attended South Fork Friends Church, where she was a lifelong member. There, she was a member of the William Penn Sunday School Class, Circle of Hope Missionary Society, the choir, and Ministry and Council. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Clarkson L. Hadley; parents, Clarence Lorenzo Peace and Georgia Hearn Peace; and infant son, Clarkson L. Hadley, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Leonard Hadley and William and Brenda Hadley, all of Snow Camp, Joan and Andy Helton of Burlington; grandchildren, Charles and Andrew Hadley, Emily and Macy Helton; sisters, Virginia and Virgil Rives of Goldston; Frankie and Justin Greene of Pittsboro; brothers, Thomas and Linda Peace of Pittsboro, Roy Peace of Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Russell Hadley and Sammy McKinney; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Hadley  and Phyllis Wilson and husband Harry.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at South Fork Friends Church with the Rev. Andrew Needham officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Presbyterian Home of Hawfields for the love and care shown to Mrs. Hadley.

Online condolences may be made to  www.mcclurefuneral

service.net.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Circle of Hope Missionary Society, South Fork Friends Church, 359 South Fork Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

 

DONALD E. RIVES

Donald E. Rives of Lake Worth, Florida passed away Friday, May 1, 2015.

A memorial service celebrating Donald’s life will be held at Meroney United Methodist Church in Bear Creek at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Donald was born in Chatham County on September 17, 1930 to Kenneth Guy and Lois Gilmore Rives.  He graduated from Bonlee High School in 1949 and served in the US Air Force for four years.  During his time in the military, he was stationed in Vermont, where he met his wife Elaine French.  After his military service, he began a many decades long career with Pratt & Whitney which included moves to Texas, New Hampshire, Maine, Southeast Asia, New York, California and Florida.   He traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East and Japan for his work which involved aeronautical engineering.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Elaine and his sister Ruby Rives Bouldin.

Survivors include his wife Leora Roy Rives; sons David and wife Debra of Tampa, Fl, Billy of Siler City, NC and Jeff of W. Palm Beach, Fl; brothers Gerald and wife “Bobbie”, William and Wilbur Rives, all of Siler City, NC;  brother-in-law, Arthur Bouldin of Pittsboro, NC; and  many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Meroney United Methodist Men’s Scholarship Fund.     Checks may be mailed to Meroney United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 81, Bonlee, NC  27213.

HAZEL RADCLIFFE FARRELL

Hazel Farrell, 91, peacefully passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

She was born on April 22, 1924 in Morven, NC, daughter of the late Armond and Helen Knight Radcliffe. She met and married Percy C. Farrell. They were together 20 years until his death in 1968. Hazel was a devoted mother and loving grandmother.  She was also a longtime member of Hanks Chapel Church, where she served as a deacon and choir member.  She always looked forward to the social events, especially the desserts.  Hazel loved her caregivers at Cambridge Hills, even though she could be a bit feisty.

In addition to her husband and parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her sister, Mabel Elkins; two brothers, Bruce and Robert Redcliff; and her stepchildren, Ethel Hester and P.C. Farrell, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Farrell (C.W.) of Pittsboro;  stepdaughter, Carol Salmon; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Hanks Chapel Church in Pittsboro.  A service to celebrate her life will start at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch Officiating.

Please make memorial contributions in honor of Hazel, to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC  27312 or Hanks Chapel UMC Music Ministry, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC  27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mrs. Farrell are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

 

 RALPH PENDERGRAPH, SR.

Ralph Pendergraph, 70, died peacefully on May 4,  2015 following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born May 21, 1944 at Watts Hospital in Durham to Thomas W. Pendergraph and Edna Lloyd Pendergraph. He grew up in Orange County, attended Carrboro Elementary School and graduated from Chapel Hill High School where he played football. He attended Mars Hill College and graduated from Durham Tech. He joined the Navy in 1962 and served on the USS Boston. Following his naval service, he worked for Technitrol in RTP. He joined the Chapel Hill Police Department in 1973 and served as a police officer for 28 years. He was appointed Chief of Police in 1992 and served as Chief for eight years, retiring in 2000. In retirement he was an instructor in the Criminal Justice Program at Alamance Community College.

He enjoyed coaching numerous young people in community football in Carrboro and Chatham County. When his son Ralph was young, he took his team to a state championship. In later years he would often meet former players who would comment on the impact he had made on their lives.

He is survived by his loving wife Toni Pendergraph; son, Ralph Pendergraph (Angela); daughter, Natalie Pendergraph; and four grandchildren, Brittany, Annika, Austin and Adam;  sister-in-law, Cindy Pendergraft; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held Wed-nesday, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 396 West Street in Pittsboro. The funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2791 Jones Ferry Road, Pittsboro, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 2791 Jones Ferry Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Condolences maybe made at www.hallwynne.com.

April 30, 2015
LONNIE LEE SMITH

Lonnie Lee Smith, 61, of Sanford, died Monday, (04-20-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Thursday, (04-23-2015)  at 4 p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway, with  burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Lee County on November 14, 1953, to the late John Wheeler Smith and Clara Elizabeth Patterson Smith.

He is survived by his brother, John D Smith of Broadway; sisters, Peggie Jones and Jackie Suggs, both of Sanford, Marie Hammonds and Grace Thomas, both of Broadway.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TIMOTHY RAY BOGGS

Timothy Ray Boggs, 44, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (04-22-2015), at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.

Mr. Boggs was born in Lee County on December 11, 1970, to Johnnie Boggs and Diane Blackmon Boggs of Mamers.  He worked for Zurn Industries.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Anna Marie Cameron Boggs of Cameron; son, Timothy Ray Boggs, Jr of Avon, NY; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Godfrey and Grace Marie Godfrey, both of Cameron; and a sister, Tina Sloan of Broadway.

The memorial service took place Saturday, (04-25-2015) ad 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Martin Groover.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLIE GAINEY

Charlie Gainey, 71, of Sanford, died Thursday, (04-23-2015), at Hock Pavillion Hospice in Durham.

The funeral and burial was held Monday, (04-27-2015) at 3 p.m. at Lee Memory Chapel Mausoleum with Pastor Darrin Moore and Rev Donald Kivett presiding.

Mr. Gainey was born on August 2, 1943 to the late Seth Ander Gainey and Nettie Mae Gainey.  He was a retired Electrical Contractor.

Surviving relatives include his wife Alice P. Gainey of Sanford; son, Charlie A Gainey of Winston-Salem; daughters, Holly Moore, Jennifer Jones, Kristina Cooper, all of Sanford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD MONROE WILLIAMS

Richard Monroe Williams 92, of Concord, formerly of Sanford died Friday, (04-24-2015), at Morningside Assisted Living in Concord.

The funeral was Sunday, (04-26-2015) at, 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Hallead officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Williams was born on May 14, 1922, to the late Richard Wilton Williams and Leacy Ann Joyner. He served in the US Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Dunn Williams and a daughter Jackie Reeves and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by a daughter, Julie Coble of Concord; sisters, Euna Belle Dickens, Clara Eve Dean, Francis Spivey, all of Broadway,  Pauline Cox of Sanford; four grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5422 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford, NC 27332 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 156 Corporate Blvd, Indian Trail, NC 28105.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NANCY MAIE LEONARD HAYES

Nancy Maie Leonard Hayes, 74, of Seagrove, passed away Friday, (04-24-2015) at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Shelly A. Leonard and Gladys Ward Leonard, who  preceded her in death; alond with sisters, Ada Maness and Shirley Leonard; and brother, Raymond Leonard.

Service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, (04-25-2015), at Riverside Baptist Church in Seagrove with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin and Rev. Gerald Hussey officiating.

Mrs. Hayes was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, and attended Riverside Baptist Church. She was a retired poultry farmer.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter V. Hayes of the home; daughters, Louise H. Williams of Bennett, Mary H. Coble of Seagrove; son, Vernon Hayes of Seagrove; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Leonard of Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Memorials be made to Hospice of Randolph County, Post Office Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

You may make online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. 

ERA MAE GARNER SHIELDS

Mrs. Era Mae Garner Shields, 82, of Bennett, died Friday, (04-24-2015) at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral service was at Beulah Baptist Church Tuesday, (04-28-2015) at 5 p.m., where she was a member.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie Addison Garner and Lydia Ann Ritter Garner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Quinton Shields; sisters, Lois Kidd, Willa Brooks, Nora Cox; brothers, Colon, Roland, Ed, and Carl Garner.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie S. Inguanti of Kennesaw, Ga., Kathy S. Austin of Charlotte; son, Greg Shields of Bennett; two  grandchildren; and brother, Bud Garner of Bennett;.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 8454 Howard Mill Road, Bennett, NC 27208, or First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

You may make online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

LENA MAE WALLACE RICKLEY

Lena Mae Wallace Rackley, 85, of Sanford died Sunday, (04-26-2015), at her home.

The funeral was held at Lemon Springs Baptist Church on Tuesday, (04-28-2015), at 2 p.m. with Rev. Anthony Foley presiding.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rackley was born in Surry County, on December 19, 1929, to the late Sidney Wallace and Essie Marion.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Rackley and daughter, Deborah Warren and siblings, Roy Wallace, Glen Wallace, Ruby Hicks, Vera Campbell and Gladys Ring.

She is survived by her daughter, Kay Beddard  of West End; three grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD J. TORONSKI III

Richard J. Toronski III, 50, of Sanford, died Friday, (04-24-2015) at the home of his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Stephens Catholic Church on Thursday, (04-30-2015), at 11 a.m.. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:15 to 11 at the church.

Rich Toronski was born in Cleveland, OH, on October 24, 1964, to Richard Toronski and Sharon Toronski. He was preceded in death by his grandparents,  Edward and Jospehine Burns, and Stella Toronski.

Surviving are his parents.

The family asks that memorials be made to American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, 8300 Health Park, Raleigh, NC 27615 or online at www.cancer.org/donate.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LUCY ROSE THOMAS WADE

Lucy Rose Thomas Wade, 91, of Sanford died Sunday, (04-26-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (04-29-2015) at Edgewood Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Hayes, Mr. Jody McNeill and Mrs. Ashley Johnson presiding.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Wade was born in Harnett County, on April 15, 1924, to the late Hudson Judd Thomas and Mary Frances Champion Thomas.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Laverne Wade; siblings, Bertha Allen, Godwin L. Thomas, Marie Gaster, Pearlie Thomas, Woodrow Thomas and Melinda Byrd.  Mrs. Wade worked for Federal Spinning and was a homemaker.  She was an active member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Eirk E. Wade; son, Eddy McBryde of Sanford; daughters, Eddie Wade of Lillington, Wanda Harington of Sanford; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

• Jane Fine, 93, of Chapel Hill passes away on Friday, (04-24-2015).

Arrangement by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

www.cremationsocietync.com

BEULAH HANCOCK HAMMER

Beulah Hancock Hammer, 89, of Goldston died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.

Beulah was born in Chatham County on December 23, 1925, the daughter of George Graham and Mossie Wilson Hancock.   Beulah was a member of Goldston Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU, social and the benevolent committees.  For years, Beulah provided the floral arrangements for the church sanctuary, many of which she grew herself.   She was retired from Glendale Hosiery.  Beulah was a hard working lady with many talents, including working in her flower and vegetable gardens, cooking, canning and sewing.  She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends with social gatherings.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leroy Hammer; brothers, Raeford and Roy Hancock; and sister, Ruby H. Hammer.

She is survived by a son, Douglas W. Hammer and wife Rachel of Morehead City; daughter, Lee H. Allenbaugh and husband Bill of  Chapel Hill; grandson, Jonathan Hammer; sisters, Jearline Brown of Bennett, Augusta Gilliland of Goldston, Joyce Headen and husband Tommy of Siler City, and Linda Jones  and husband Jimmy of Greens boro.

The family received friends Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Goldston Baptist Church with Rev. Mitch Watson officiating.  Burial followed in Goldston Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Goldston Baptist Church, P O Box 100, Goldston, NC  27252.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

MARY FRANCES IVEY SMITH

Mary Frances Ivey Smith, 93, of  South Second Avenue, Siler City died Friday, April 24, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Smith was born in Chatham County on April 4, 1922 the daughter of Preston and Minnie (Sizemore) Ivey.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City and retired from Glendale Hosiery.  She was an active member of the Dig ‘N Dream Garden Club.  Mary Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Allen Smith; daughter, Ruth Hissong; parents; brother, Harold Ivey; and sister, Christine Norman.

She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Smith Ellington and husband, Wayne; son, Al Smith and wife, Marianne; sister, Louise Ivey Womble, all of Siler City; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family  received friends Sunday April 26, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  A graveside service followed at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

GAYLE B. DURHAM

Gayle B. Durham, 77, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Port Charlotte.

Gayle was born August 30, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. and received her Associates Degree at the College of The Albemarle in North Carolina. She worked as a U.S. Air Force Civilian Administrative Assistant until retiring and moving to Punta Gorda in 2002 from North Carolina with her husband Wade “Peter” Durham. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Peter, and three children; son, David Durham of Ft. Myers, FL, and daughters, Ashley Adams of Columbia, SC, and Kimberly Kennell of Chapin, SC; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Ralph Bell.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, April 24, 2015.

Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes Port Charlotte Chapel.

ANNA MAY BROMMAGE

Anna May Brommage, 94, of Pittsboro, North Carolina died on April 23rd, 2015.

She was born in New York City, New York on March 15th1921 and was the daughter of John Nolan and Anna Riha. She was married on July 15th, 1950 in Cozumel, Mexico to Robert Joseph Brommage by her brother, Father John Nolan.

She is survived by her four children and family, Robert Brommage (Munich, Germany), Richard and Susan Brommage (Manassas, VA), Kathleen Brommage and Richard Lukon (Pittsboro, NC), and Carolyn and Kenneth Leonard (Oceanside, NY). She also had two granddaughters, Christine and Michele Leonard (Oceanside, NY).

Anna was a loving and caring woman who always had a kind word to say about others. She raised her four children in Brentwood, NY and was employed as a secretary and sales associate for many years. After 43 years Robert and Anna moved to Fredericksburg, VA. They enjoyed their golden years there before Anna was widowed and moved to Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC where she enjoyed the company of family, friends, and staff.

Anna’s memorial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Quantico, VA where she will rest alongside her husband Robert.

“That we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

Helen Keller

  Condolences maybe made at www.hallwynne.com.

MARY MOORE STALLWORTH

October 30, 1925 – April 22, 2015

   Mary Moore Stallworth,  89, died April 22, 2015 at her residence in Pittsboro.

A native of Louisville, KY, Mary was the daughter of the late Percy Walton and Flavia Oglesby Moore.  She was married to the late William Hunter Stallworth, Jr. for 60 years. As the wife of a textile executive, they lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas.  Mary was an avid golfer. She was also a former member of First United Methodist Church, Rockingham, prior to moving to Pittsboro,  in 2005.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Stallworth, Pittsboro, Jim Stallworth (Ramona), Fort Mill, SC, John Warren Stallworth (Pam), Murfreesboro, TN; two daughters, Susan Stallworth Phillips, Pittsboro, Mary Ann Stallworth Findley, Aiken, SC; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dave Phillips.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Hall – Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel, Pittsboro, NC.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

April 23, 2015
DOROTHY HORTON JACKSON

Mrs. Dorothy Jackson, 77, of Pittsboro passed away on Friday, (04-10-2015), at the Laurels of Chatham.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (04-16-2015) at St. Luke United Church of Christ in Goldston. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson, was born in Goldston on December 23, 1937, the daughter of the late Margaret Horton McLeod. She was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, where she attended Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Floyd Jackson, Sr.

Survivors include daughters, Beverly Denise Womble of Bear Creek, Lorene Inice Reaves of Pittsboro; son, Adam Floyd Jackson, Jr. of Liberty; sisters, Ida Mae Bynum of Goldston, Virginia M. Gaddy of Durham; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

RICHARD BAILEY

  Mr. Richard Bailey, 90, of Siler City died Monday, (04-13-2015) at his home.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (04-19-2015) at 3 p.m. at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was a member of Evans Chapel AME Zion.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Bailey-Oldham of the home; sons, Richard Lee Bailey of Liberty, Paul Franklin Bailey of Snow Camp; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

SARAH GAY GODFREY

Miss Sarah Gay Godfrey, 96, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (03-31-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.

A memorial service was held Sunday, (04-19-2015), at 2:30 p.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Hunter Preston and Dr. Vernon Tyson officiating.

Miss Godfrey was born April 10, 1918, in Lee County, N.C. to the late Colton Alexander Godfrey and Laurane Joyner Godfrey.  She graduated from Jonesboro High School,  completed a secretarial course at U.N.C. in Greensboro.  She retired as a personnel manager at Father George Mills Fabric Shops after forty-seven years of service, and  was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Frazelle, and brother, William H. Godfrey.

There were no immediate survivors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonesboro Heights United Methodist Church, 407 West Main Street, Sanford, N.C.  27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

LILLIAN MARGARETE PARKS BISPING

Mrs. Lillian Margarete Parks Bisping, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, PA died Friday, (04-17-2015), in Sanford.

The funeral will be held at a later date in Armbrust, PA.

Mrs. Bisping was born in Westmoreland County, PA on July 3, 1917, to the late William Hillary Parks and Bertha Miller Parks.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Fred Bisping and a brother, Fred Parks.

Born and raised in PA, Lillian worked for several Bisping family endeavors.  She also played an active role at the Armbrust Wesleyan Church, where she was a member.

She is survived by her son, Harry A Bisping of Mt. Pleasant, PA; daughters, Lillian Elizabeth Donohue of Creedmoor, Annette “Nettie” Keith of Sanford;  brother, William Parks of Greensburg, PA; sister, Isabell Bisping of Old Stanton, PA;  eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

RUSSELL DANNY TIGHE

Mr. Russell Danny Tighe,  71, of Bear Creek, died Thursday, (04-16-2015), at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LORRAINE HALL CROSS

Mrs Lorraine Hall Cross, 56, of Sanford, died Thursday (04-16-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (04-19-2015), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Stan Mann officiating.

Mrs Cross was born March 15, 1959, in Lee County, to Carol Morris Daniel and  the late Samuel Brantley Hall. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie L. Cross.

She is survived by her mother, Carol Morris Daniel of Sanford; daughters, Jean Everly of Goose Creek, SC, Kay Cross Gross of Ammon, Catherine Velasquez of Pueblo, CO, Candice Gragg of Bristol TN, Samantha Hall of Sanford, Sonya Heustess of Pittsboro; brother, George David Hall of Holden Beach; sisters, Renee Hall Crawford of Sanford, Alice Fay Drake of Siler City; and twelve grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PEGGY PAGE GRAHAM HADDOCK

Mrs. Peggy Page Graham Haddock, 82, of Olivia died Sunday, (04-19-2015), at her home.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (04-22-2015), at 4 p.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Haddock was born on May 19, 1932, to the late Clifford Page and Nannie Byrd Page.  She was the former operator of Peggy’s Seafood and then she worked with customer service at Lowes Home Improvement.  Mrs. Haddock was preceded in death by her first husband, William “Bill” Graham; sisters, Annie Varner, Gladys Page Rich and brothers, Grady Page and Clarence Page.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Gainey Haddock; son, Mike Graham of Boone: daughter, Cindy Holder of Olivia; four grandchildren, and three great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice of Sanford, P.O. Box 66, Sanford, N.C.  27331 or to Olivia Presbyterian Memorial Garden, P.O. Box 88, Olivia,  N.C. 28368.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

THELMA HOLDER BATTEN

Thelma Holder Batten, 90, of Sanford, died Monday, (04-20-2015), at Liberty Commons of Lee County.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (04-23-2015), from 1:30 until the funeral hour at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tommy Smith presiding.  Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Batten was born in Harnett County on June 25, 1924, to the late Erwin Holder and Ida Mason Holder.  She worked in sales at Belks Department Store.  Mrs. Batten was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Vick Batten, sons, George Donald Batten and Jeffery Darrel Batten.

Surviving relatives include her son, Richard Batten of Carbonton; daughter, Barbara Lewis of Lilburn, GA; brother, James Holder of Dunn; sisters, Hazel Johnson of Wendell, Margie Herring of Dunn, Sue Jenks of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MEARL B. BRUNER

Lakeland, FL – Mearl B. Bruner, 95, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Mrs. Bruner was born in Moore County, NC on August 29, 1919, to the late George and Sarah Brown. She retired from the textile industry in North Carolina, and moved to the Lakeland area in 1995. She had numerous memberships, including the Eastern Star, Medulla Baptist Church, Pioneer Club of MBC, Christian Women’s Club, and was a former member of First Baptist Church of Siler City and the Garden Club. She read the Bible often, and enjoyed cooking and gardening, and for more than 40 years made homemade bread for others.

Mrs. Bruner was preceded in death by her first husband, James Hill, second husband, Max Sprinkle and third husband, Col. Martin Bruner. She was also preceded in death by her seven siblings.

She is survived by her son, Ron (Darlene “Dena”) Hill of Lakeland, FL; granddaughter, Kim (Richard) Avery of Dacula, GA; two great-grandchildren; step daughter, Beverly Cooper of Siler City; two step-grandchildren; her special friends for the past twenty years, Kerney and Gloria Davis of Lakeland, FL; her caregiver for the past two years, Vickie; and numerous nieces and nephews in North Carolina.

Visitation was held Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, with Ron Erickson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City.

BETTY SHORE LONG

Betty Shore Long, 72, of Albert Hargrove Road, Siler City died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

Mrs. Long was born in Alamance County on January 23, 1943, the daughter of Lawrence Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (McPherson) Shore.  Betty had attended Bethlehem Wesleyan Church.  She had previously worked at Kayser Roth, Wright Furniture and March Furniture.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Roy and Harvey Shore.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert F. Long; daughter,  Lisa Cox and husband Johnny of Bear Creek; son, Robert W. Long and wife Kami of Siler City; grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda Cox and Eve Long

The funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Cane Creek Friends Meeting, 719 West Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Jim Folks officiati8ng.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, 719 West Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

THOMAS LOUMIS PHILLIPS

  Thomas Loumis Phillips, 86, of Bear Creek passed away peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Phillips was born December 1, 1928 and lived his entire life in Bear Creek.  He spent his lifetime farming and being a devoted husband, father and papa to his family.  He was a good neighbor and friend to all in his community.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ethel Smith Phillips; sisters, Edith Tally, Hazeline Caudle, Laurene Tally; brothers, Clifford and Talmadge Phillips; son, Tony Phillips; daughter-in-law, Jean VonCannon Phillips; and great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Phillips.

He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where his funeral was held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Visitation  followed the service in the church.

He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Barbara McLeod Phillips; sons, Jeff Phillips and his wife, Jennie, and Joe Phillips; grandchildren, Daniel and his wife, Heather, Jennifer and Fred, Natalie, Clay and his wife, Jessica, and Abby; and great-grandchild, Cid.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

PETE HUNTER

James Dorsett “Pete” Hunter of East Finch Street, Siler City died April 19, 2015 at Siler City Center.

Pete was born in Chatham County on September 27, 1933, the son of James and Mary Frances Dorsett Hunter.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City and a veteran of the US Army.  Pete was an Assistant Resident Engineer with the NC Department of Transportation.  He retired after 43 years of service to the State of North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Euliss Hunter; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth M. Hunter and his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Ann Dorsett Hunter Rubio and her husband James of Atlanta, Georgia; a son, Michael Stuart Hunter of Wilmington; grandchildren, Kyle and Jared Hunter, Stuart and Rachel Buck; brother, Bill Hunter of Chapel Hill; and special friend, Shirley G. White.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10 a.m.  in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart  officiating. Burial  followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

COLBY SCOTT PARKS

Colby Scott Parks, 59, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday April 19, 2015.  Colby was born in Charlotte, NC and lived in Chatham County for almost 60 years.  A graduate of Jordan Matthews High School, he worked for Chatham County Schools for 25 years.

His family was his first love followed closely by fishing.  He faced every challenge bravely and without complaint.  A proud achievement was being able to dance with both of his daughters at their weddings.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Hall Parks; his children, Sandra Parks Zaicko and Elizabeth Parks Sturdivant; his grandson, Steven Colby Zaicko; his mother, Frances M. Parks; and his siblings, Gail Parks, Robert Parks,  Mary Emily Parks; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his father, Frederick Parks and his brothers Guy Parks and Thomas Parks.

JACK B. ELKINS

Jack B. Elkins, 83, of Siler City died Monday, April 20, 2015 at his residence.

Jack was born in Chatham County on October 23, 1931 the son of Tatum and Alma Lambert Elkins.  He was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class.  Jack was also a member of the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge # 143 A.M.F.M. and the North Carolina Sheriff Association. He was an Army paratrooper with the 42nd Airborne Division.   Jack served as Sheriff of Chatham County from 1978 until 1990.  He was the first elected sheriff in 40 years.    He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, an outdoorsman, who enjoyed working with his hands, whether it be farming, gardening, mowing or building projects.

More than anything he was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who also loved his family, friends and community.  His service  as  Sheriff to Chatham County was with passion, dedication and pride.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ted Elkins and sister, Frances Langley.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cora Buckner Elkins; daughter, Beth Elkins Pollock of New Bern; grandchildren, Ally and Jason Pollock; brother, Jim Elkins and wife, Frances of Stafford, VA; sisters, Margaret Vadersen of Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Cheek of Greensboro, NC, Florence Turner and husband, Charles of Siler City; and sister-in-law, Irene Elkins.

The family received friends Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. with Rev. Luther Lemon and Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist State Convention of NC, 205 Convention Drive, Cary, NC  27511, Attention: Baptist Men;  or Community Home Care and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC  27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

April 16, 2015
JOSEPH HALL

Joseph Hall, 66, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (04-08-2015), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Norris officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Methodist Church Cemetery.

He was born May 28, 1948, in Lee County to the late George Hall and Retha Thompson Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Sam and Melvin Hall. Mr. Hall was a brick mason for many years.

Surviving is his wife Ellen of the home; daughters, Kristy Thomas of Sanford, Mandy Jo Hall Nelms of Cameron; brothers, Berryman “Snake” Hall of Olivia, Johnny Hall of Lobelia, Henry Hall and Gene Hall, both of Sanford; sisters, Becky Holder of Sanford, Susan Rogers Baker of Olivia, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Calvary Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 528, Olivia, NC 28328.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DELOIS WOFFORD PEOPLES

Ms. Delois W. Peoples, 63, of Pittsboro passed away on Sunday, (04-05-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, (04-10-2015) at Union Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Ms. Peoples, the daughter of the late Olaster and Cora Kathleen Guthrie Wofford was born April 27, 1951 in Chatham County. A member of Union Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, she attended J.S. Waters School. She was a Healthcare Professional.

Survivors include a son, Mickle Wofford of Sanford; sisters, Marcella Brower, Lena Cotton and Mary Wofford, all of Pittsboro; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

JAMES LOUIS WILEY

Mr. James Louis Wiley passed away Saturday, (04-04-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Friday, (04-10-2015) at 3 p.m. at Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, sisters and brothers.

GUY EDWARD DOWD

Kenly – Guy Edward Dowd, 80, died Saturday, (04-11-2015) at his home.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home.

Born January 27, 1935 in Chatham County to the late George Dewey and Myrtle McKay Fields Dowd, he was a retired Poultry Inspector Supervisor for the NC Department of Agriculture.  He was a member of the Rives Chapel Baptist Church, a charter member of the Cardinal Country Club, and a former member of Selma Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Brinkley Dowd; sons, Guy E. Dowd, Jr., Mark H. Dowd, both of Kenly,  Todd F. Dowd of Micro; brothers, Clyde Dowd, Dewey Dowd, Earl Dowd, all of Siler City; and two grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.

 

GLENNA CAVINESS MANESS HUSSEY ALLRED

  Glenna Caviness Maness Hussey Allred, 104, of Robbins, died Saturday, (04-11-2015) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (04-15-2015) at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Lindsay Collins and Bob Vickers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Allred was the daughter of the late James Alfred Caviness and Florence Ritter Caviness. She was a retired cafeteria manager at High Falls Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Ralph Maness, Lonnie Hussey, and William Allred; son, Billy M. Maness, sisters, Geneva C. Brady,  Swannie Dunn; brothers, Dewey Caviness, Sr., Harris Caviness, Quinton Caviness, Howard Caviness, Marvin Caviness, and Jennings Caviness.

Survivors include a daughter,  Montie Mae Russell of Robbins; son, Johnny R. Maness of Asheboro; sisters, Elouise Bray of Chapel Hill, Lena Leonard of Siler City;  eight grandchildren, and 13 great- grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.

The family asks that memorials be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 1535 North Moore Road, Robbins, NC 27325.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

DOROTHY JACKSON

Ms. Dorothy Jackson, 77, of Pittsboro passed away on Saturday, (04-10-2015).

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Knotts Funeral Home, 50 Masonic Street, Pittsboro.

DAVID QUINN STREET

David Quinn Street, 19, of Siler City died Monday, (04-06-2015).

A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park. 

CYNTHIA LEAP RIVES

Mrs. Cynthia Leap Rives, 67, of Bear Creek, died Tuesday, (04-07-2015) at U.N.C. Hospital in Chapel Hill.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, (04-18-2015) at 2 p.m., at Cornerstone Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent,  but donations may be made in Cynthia’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Rives Family.

NORWOOD E. MILLER

Norwood E. Miller (Capt. Ret.), 79, of Durham,  died at Duke University Hospital Sunday, (04-12-2015).

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (04-15-2015) at Damascus Congregational Christian Church Cemetery with TRev. Ernie Keck officiating.

He was born December 11, 1935, in Durham, to the late Gordon Miller and Edna Williams Miller. Mr. Miller was a former police captain with the Carrboro Police Department.

Survivors include sons, Andy Miller of Durham, Randy Miller of Wake Forest; daughters, Connie Miller-Griffin of Sanford, Kathie Foushee of Moncure; stepchildren, Al Carson of Creedmoor, Linda Moore of Liberty; sister, Faye Holmes of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

The arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

ELBERT VESPER GODWIN

Elbert Vesper Godwin, 90, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, (04-11-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (04-15-2015) at 11 a.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon presiding.  Burial followed at Cameron Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Godwin was born November 2, 1924, in Lee County, to the late Wallie Vesper Godwin and Eliza Nancy Walker.  He retired from the NC State Highway Department as a motor grader operator.  Mr. Godwin was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church and served his country in the US Army during WWII.  He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Frances Douglas Godwin.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Debra Morrison and Brenda Perdue, both of Sanford; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren,.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ASHLEY M. STUBBS HARRIS

Ashley M. Stubbs Harris, 38, of Sanford, died Friday, (04-10-2015) at The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell after a brave battle with cancer.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (04-15-2015), at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights, Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Wood presiding.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the McDowell Hall at the church.

Mrs. Harris was born in Scotland County, on August 10, 1976, to Alan Mason Stubbs and Lee Ragan Stubbs.  She was employed as an accountant and licensed insurance agent.

Surviving relatives include her son, Jorden Baylee Stubbs of the home; mother, Lee Ragan Stubbs of Sanford; father, Alan Mason Stubbs and wife Louise (Lou) of North Myrtle beach; grandmothers, Carolyn Ragan of Elon, Hettie Stubbs of Laurinburg; and a brother, Kevin Stubbs of Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Jorden B. Stubbs, either depositing it in any NCSECU branch in his account or mailing to Alan Stubbs, 1013 James Island Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Memorials may also be made to Highway to Healing, 1615 South Third St., Sanford, NC  27330.  There will be a private burial.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BOBBY LEE FLETCHER

Bobby Lee Fletcher, 60, of Sanford, died at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospital in Winston-Salem.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (04-14-2015)  at 2 p.m. at New Life Praise Church with Rev. Jeff Chappell and Rev. Roger Thomas presiding.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.

He was born May 9, 1954, in Lee County, to the late Betty Fletcher.  He retired from the Pantry as a service technician.  Bobby was a member of New Life Praise Church where he served as a Deacon.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Debra Lynn Fletcher of the home; a daughter, Shannon Davis of Sanford; sisters, Pam Fletcher of Moncure, Vernie Stack of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICES

• Mary Leeseman of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (04-07-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.

MRS. IVIE “TEET” EUBANKS COOPER

03-27-1923—03-24-2015

   Mrs. Ivie “Teet” Eubanks Cooper, 91, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, with her children by her side.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Griffin Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro.

The funeral for Mrs. Cooper was held at  11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Bynum UMC with  Rev. Donald Shields and Rev. Justin Bouldin officiating.  Burial followed at Bynum UMC Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper was born in Chatham County,  on March 27, 1923 to the late Roy Lee and Fleta Moore Eubanks.  She was married to Lewis Phillips Cooper and they had four children.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her son, Tim Cooper.  She is survived by her sons, Phil Cooper and his partner, Linda Wasmuth, Don Cooper and his wife, Laura;  her daughter, Sharon Cooper Musselman and her husband, A.C.;  her daughter-in-law, Susan Cooper;  her grandchildren, Travis Cooper, Chanda Cooper-Odom, Michelle Minnich, Trent Cooper, Mason Cooper, Lindsay Perkins and Lauren Winston;  16  great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cooper was a faithful member of the Bynum United Methodist Church her entire life and a member of the Martha Hearne Sunday School Class.  She was a founding member of the Bynum Women’s Prayer Group, whose Christian ministry and outreach has been prevalent in the community for a number of years.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

FRANCES SLATE OLDHAM  

Chapel Hill – For 87 years, this world was a better place for it was graced by the presence of such a remarkable lady, Frances Slate Oldham.  To know her was to experience goodness, warmth, and caring.  She would sacrifice anything for those around her regardless of how well she knew them.  She was a lady of great service, living her entire life enriching the lives of others.  Anyone who would choose to “walk in her shoes” would follow a path of righteousness, arriving at a destination for which they could be proud.  She reached her destination on April 10, 2015 at her residence as she was gently lifted within the arms of God and carried to a much better place.  Even though physically for the last few months she was forced to live within limitations, mentally and spiritually she continued to flourish.

Frances Slate Oldham of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was born on April 8, 1928 in Scotland County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Herman and Anna Slate.  She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Oldham, and her grandson, Carl Spencer Bolick.

Surviving are her sisters, Sarah Stancil, Mary Smith and Myrtle Teal; her brother, Herman F. Slate, Jr. and wife Mae.  Others who will hold her memory so dear include her children, John S. Oldham and wife Ella, James A Oldham, Eric F. Oldham, Mildred O. Bolick and husband Keith, Margaret O. Glosson and husband Mark; as well as five grandchildren, Michael Oldham, Caroline Oldham, Paul Glosson, Jamie Glosson, and Eric Bolick.

Frances graduated from Wagram High School, and then attended Draughon’s Business College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she received a certificate in secretarial studies.  She was employed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 20 years, working in the Utilities Dept. and Accounts Payable.  After her retirement in 1989, she was able to spend time doing what she loved –– spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and maintaining her rose garden.  She was a culinary master whose apple rolls, pecan pies, Brunswick stew, and chicken dumplings were favorites of many.

Frances was a long-time member of Lystra Baptist Church where she served as WMU Director, Trustee, Church Clerk, Sunday school teacher, and on various committees.

The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Lystra Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. following the visitation with Rev. Tim Williford presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  A reception will be held at the church following the services.

The family extends their gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, and prayer from friends and neighbors.

Memorials in Frances Oldham’s name may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, UNC Hospice or NC Baptist Men’s Disaster Recovery.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C.

Make online condolences at: www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

SANDRA JANICE SESSOMS SNOW

Sandra Janice Sessoms Snow, 67,  passed away March 19, 2015 at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Margie Sessoms of Siler City.

Survivors include two sons, Chaz Parker and wife Gretchen of Zebulon, NC and Chris Parker and wife Holly of York, SC; three sisters, Deb Williams of Punta Gorda, FL, Marcia Harper of Punta Gorda, FL, Karen Holden of Fleetwood, NC; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, five nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and nephews.

She had a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Eastern Mennonite University. Her graduate work was at Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University, University of Virginia and Medical College of Virginia. Sandy had a Masters in Nursing Administration and Hospital Administration. She worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in NC, VA, MD, and DC. She retired after 33 years, working from a Staff Nurse to Director of Nursing. She also did research and publication on Nursing and Alzheimer’s disease.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park.

PATRICK HERNDON BARNES III

 April 4, 1936 – April 11, 2015

   Patrick H. Barnes III, 79, of Apex, NC, passed away peacefully in his home, located at 274 McCoy Road.  He showed strength, courage and a positive outlook during his extended battle with cancer.

As a young man, Patrick Barnes was a proud Eagle Scout and later graduated from NC State University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree, then went on to own his own business, Patrick H. Barnes General Contractor for 44 years.  He was a former Chatham County Commissioner and served on several boards in Chatham County, including Central Carolina Community College.  His latest and greatest labor of love was the completion of the Sprott Center in Moncure, NC and the continuation of Chatham Trades in Siler City. Mr. Barnes had many other passions, including touring the country on his motorcycle and NASCAR racing.  He also had a deep and abiding love for nature as seen in his preservations of sustainable local plantings of pecan trees, grapes and his work with the Orchard at Altapass, a nonprofit organization who honored him with a lifetime membership.

Left to cherish Patrick’s memory is his faithful and caring wife, Becky Morgan Barnes of the home; his daughters, Susan Barnes of Seattle, WA, Kimberly Barnes and husband Terry Hardy of Pinehurst, Melinda Barnes and husband Edward Scammon of Southern Pines; his sons, Patrick H. Barnes IV and fiancé Nichole Longo of Pittsboro, Timothy Barnes and wife Molly Hogan Barnes of Mebane, Andrew Barnes of Apex; his stepdaughters, Kimberly Aycock and husband Stuart of Durham, Kristin Price and husband Donnie of Prospect Hill;  his grandchildren, Benjamin Edward Scammon, Charlotte Elizabeth Barnes, Liam Graham Scott/Barnes, Tyler Elizabeth Scott/Barnes; and step-grandchildren, Kaytee Price, Bradley and Sarah Aycock; and his sister, Minnie Bell Jones and husband Robert Jones of Apex.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 37 years and mother of his six children, Mary Elizabeth Forbes of Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Lorelei Douglas Barnes; and his parents Patrick H Barnes Sr. and Minnie Bell Barnes of Raleigh.

The visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro. A service to honor the life of Patrick Barnes will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Bells Baptist Church, 1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC  27523.

A Celebration of Patrick’s life will be held 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Virlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC  27312.

Accepting flowers and/or contributions, it was Patrick’s wish that donations be made to:  Chatham Trades, 909 Alston Bridge Road, Siler City, NC  27344.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Patrick Barnes are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

April 9, 2014
RAYMOND COTTON, JR.

Mr. Raymond Cotton, Jr., 35, of Goldston died Thursday, (03-26-2015 at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (04-02-2015) at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Burial followed in Mt. Sinai United Holy Church Cemetery in Sanford.

Survivors include his son, Davonta Lamar Cotton of Spring Lake; father, Raymond Cotton, Sr. of Goldston; mother, Gwendolyn McLean of Spring Lake; sisters, Genice McLean of Spring Lake, TAnisha McLean of Vander; brothers, Antwan McLean of spring Lake; grandmothers,, Queen Ester Green of Sanford, and Clementine Hamer of Fayetteville.

ANN POE HINESLEY

Ann Poe Hinesley “Mama Ann”, 71, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (03-31-2015) at her home.

The funeral was held at Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Friday, (04-03-2015) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Darrion Moore and Rev. Tony Hancox presiding.  A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at Cool Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Glendon.

Mrs. Hinesley was born in Moore County on March 9, 1944 to the late Elvin Clarence Poe and Beamon Poe Crissman.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Aaron “Chris” Crissman and grandson, Brandon Scott Phillips.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 53 years, Billy Ray Hinesley of the home; daughters, Tammy Hinesley Phillips of Broadway, Crystal Hinesley Starr of Cameron; brothers, Billy Poe and Bobby “Bo” Poe, both of Glenden Lewis “Buddy” Poe of Bennett; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, Lee County, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC  27330.

Make condolences at:

www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.   

ADA JESSLYN WALLACE

  Ada Jesslyn Wallace passed away Sunday, (03-29-2015).

Ms.  Wallace was born in Kalamazoo, MI on August 23, 1926.

Survivors include a daughter, Angie Tooley; son, Marshall Hooks; fourteen grandchildren, over twenty great-grandchildren and one-great-great-grandchild.

BARBARA ANNETTE HILLIARD

Barbara Annette Hilliard, 48, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (04-01-2015) at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

EARL RAY HUNDLEY

Earl Ray ”Bubba” Hundley, 52, of Robbins, died Wednesday, (04-01-2015) at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem .

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, (04-04-2015), at Bethel Church of God in Seagrove with Pastor Larry May and Dr. Ron Chaney officiating. Burial followed at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Seagrove.

Mr. Hundley was the son of Robert and Esther Hundley. He had worked at Lucks in Seagrove, and had his own lawn care business.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Stella Rouse Dunlap, and Cyrus and Dealie Hundley.

Surviving are his parents of the home; sisters, Cheryl  H. Prince of Franklinville, Donna H. Perry of Robbins, and Robyn H. Hunt of Seagrove.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to help pay funeral expenses to Joyce-Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89, Bennett, NC 27208.

Online condolences may be offered at:    www.joycebradychapel.com.

SARAH GAY GODFREY

Miss Sarah Gay Godfrey, 96, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (03-31-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehab.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be made by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FLETA G. ALBRIGHT

Fleta Gibson Albright, 88, of Ramseur, died Friday, (04-03-2015) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, (04-06-2015), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur with Rev. David Schwartz officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Mrs. Albright was a native of Randolph County, retired from Stedman Manufacturing, and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch J. and Lecta Kearns Gibson.  Survivors include daughters, Judy Smith of Asheboro, Betty Coleman, of Lexington, Kay Causey of Siler City; son, Charles Albright of New London; brother, Harold Gibson of Climax; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grand-children.   Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com  Memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 4529 Moffitt Mill Road, Ramseur, NC 27316, or to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

CARA MARGARET EDWARDS

Ms. Cara Margaret Edwards, 85, of Siler City died Thursday, (04-02-2015) at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, (04-07-2015) at Corinth A.M.E. Zion Church.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.

Survivors include sons; Clarence Edwards Jr., James Edwards, and Tony Edwards; daughters, Jacqueline Headen and Judy Ware; sister,  Pauline Hardy; 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren

Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage served the family.

DELOIS WOFFORD PEOPLES

Ms. Delois Wofford Peoples, 63, of Pittsboro passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Family will receive friends at 480 East Alston Road, Pittsboro.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

DEATH NOTICES

• Elizabeth Myrth Fudge, 91, of Chapel Hill died Wednesday (04-01-2015).

• Evelyn Frances Chalk, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday (03-31-2015).

•  Mary Leeseman, 84, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (04-07-2015.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.

 MARY ANN THOMAS

Mary Ann Thomas died Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.

She was born in Alamance County, NC on May 22, 1946, the daughter of William Harrell and Ruby Allred Thomas.  Ann was a 1964 graduate of Silk Hope High School and a graduate of Alamance Community College with a business degree.   She was employed with Moses Cone Hospital for five years   and later moved to Clearwater, Florida. There she was employed by National Cremation Society where she retired after 30 years of service.  Ann was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Elizabeth Way Thomas; brother, Scott Thomas; and brother-in-law, Lewis S. Phillips, Jr.

She is survived by sister, Patricia Thomas Phillips of Siler City; nieces, Emily Belcher and husband Geoff, of Raleigh, Ashley Philyaw and husband David of Snow Hill; four great-nieces, Addison and Kenley Belcher and Caroline and Meredith Philyaw; sister-in-law, Nancy Thomas Anthonson and husband, Dale of Siler City; special friend, Brenda Summers of Charlotte.

A celebration of life service was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.   A service of committal will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington, NC 

LYDIA ANN MOODY

Lydia Ann Moody, 83, of Chapel Hill died April 5, 2015.

She was born in Siler City and was a graduate of Woman’s College, now UNC-G, with a degree in Sociology and Recreation.  She studied at Columbia University in New York and received her Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lydia was Everlasting President of her senior class at UNC-G and was a member of the Golden Chain Honor Society.  She was a member of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Valkyries, the women’s honorary society.  Education was Lydia’s lifelong profession.  She began teaching at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, and later taught at the Governor’s School in Winston-Salem.  She was a high school guidance counselor and teacher in Mecklenburg and Durham public schools.

Lydia had a profound love of the arts which she expressed through her personal collection. She enjoyed many friends in the arts community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, June S. and Lacy W. Moody, and her sister, Sylvia Doris Moody.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Moody Buckner, and two nephews and one niece: Keith Buckner and Gwen Hunnicutt of Greensboro, Joe Buckner and Julia of Chapel Hill, Sylvia Ramer and Kevin of Chapel Hill, and her grandnephews and grandnieces, Kati, Anna, John, Keith, Eva, Zane, and Nell. She adored her nephews and niece and their children and will be missed by all of them.

Memorials may be made to the NC Arts Incubator, PO Box 643, Siler City, NC 27344.

A Celebration of Life took place on Lydia’s birthday on Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Siler City.

The family is being assisted by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

MRS. CATHERINE OLIVIA JOHNSON BROOKS

08-01-1925—04-04-2015

 Mrs. Catherine J. Brooks, 89, departed this life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home in Pittsboro.

She is survived by her children, Mary Frances Headen (Clifton), Causaunda French, Delvenia Brooks, Bennie Brooks, Jeanie Brooks, Jerry Brooks (Victoria), Mary DeLois Nettles and Tamara Johnson; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro.

Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The funeral will follow at 12 p.m.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel.

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MRS. IVIE “TEET” EUBANKS COOPER

08-01-1925 – 04-04-2-15

   Mrs. Ivie “Teet” Eubanks Cooper, 91, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, with her children by her side.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Griffin Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro.

The funeral for Mrs. Cooper was held at  11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Bynum UMC with  Rev. Donald Shields and Rev. Justin Bouldin officiating.  Burial followed at Bynum UMC Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooper was born in Chatham County, on March 27, 1923 to the late Roy Lee and Fleta Moore Eubanks.  She was married to Lewis Phillips Cooper and they had four children.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her son, Tim Cooper.  She is survived by her sons, Phil Cooper and his partner, Linda Wasmuth, Don Cooper and his wife, Laura;  her daughter, Sharon Cooper Musselman and her husband, A.C.;  her daughter-in-law, Susan Cooper;  her grandchildren, Travis Cooper, Chanda Cooper-Odom, Michelle Minnich, Trent Cooper, Mason Cooper, Lindsay Perkins and Lauren Winston;  16  great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cooper was a faithful member of the Bynum United Methodist Church her entire life and a member of the Martha Hearne Sunday School Class.  She was a founding member of the Bynum Women’s Prayer Group, whose Christian ministry and outreach has been prevalent in the community for a number of years.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

DAVID QUINN STREET

David Quinn Street, 19, of 118 Feaster Road, Siler City, died Monday, April 6, 2015.

Quinn was a native of Chatham County, born on May 6, 1995, the son of Danny and Monica (Williams) Street. He was a graduate of Chatham Central High School where he played football and was a member of the Horticultural Team that was recognized as state champions in his freshman year.  He was enrolled at East Carolina University and was a member of the 514 Military Police Company Army National Guard in Winterville, NC.  Quinn was of the Christian faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Keith Randolph Williams, and paternal great-grandfather, Robert Lee Wood, Sr.

He is survived by his parents, Danny and Monica Williams Street of Siler City; one brother, Kyle Street of the home; maternal grandmother, Joan Wooten Williams of Siler City; paternal grandparents, Carlos and Patricia Wood Street of Siler City; aunts, Stephanie Street of Siler City, Cheryl Williams Buckner and husband Shane of Denver, NC; and cousins, Olivia and Ruby.

The family will receive friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

LARRY CLARK McDANIEL

Larry Clark McDaniel, age 65, of Asheboro died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

Mr. McDaniel was born June 30, 1949 in Chatham County to Herman and Ethel McDaniel.  He was a longtime resident of Asheboro and served in the National Guard for six years.  Mr. McDaniel was a retired mechanic with Energizer after 38 years of service.  He was an avid deer hunter and was very knowledgeable about guns.  Mr. McDaniel was an advocate for the National Wildlife Federation.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Roy Smith, Leon Williams, Bill Russell, Kenny Robbins, Paul Hussey and Wendell Briles.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Brown McDaniel; daughter, Holly Farmer of Asheboro; son, Joshua Clark McDaniel of Asheboro, step-daughters, Melissa Clendenin of High Falls,  April Dyer of High Falls; grandchildren, Jackson, Kyla, Rylan, Branson, Calissa, Ashlee, Nathaniel and Nickolas;  and sister, Mary Beth White of Asheboro.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 549 Plank Rd., Carthage with Rev. Dr. Bill Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Remembrances and online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

April 2, 2015
DIANNE COTTEN SCARBROUGH

Dianne Cotten Scarbrough, 65, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (03-24-2015) at her home.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (03-28-2015) at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with Richard Volz officiating.

She was born in Lee County, on November 14, 1949 to the late Robert Max Cotten and Anna Bearl Batchelor. She was a day care teacher at Grace Christian School.

Mrs. Scarbrough is survived by her husband, Daniel Scarbrough; step-mother, Naomi Wallace Cotten; son, Samuel Micah Scarbrough; one brother, Ronald Max Cotten of Sanford; and sister, Rebecca Yarnell of Sanford.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home to help cover expenses for the funeral.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ALICE FLORENCE JOHNSON COLEMAN

Alice Florence Johnson Coleman, 87, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (03-24-2015) at her home.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (03-28-2015) at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church Cemetery in Goldston with Pastor Bruce Parsons officiating.

She was born in Moore County, on November 14, 1927 to the late Archie Johnson and Mary Turner Johnson.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Bernard Wilson Coleman; two brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by a son, Richard James Murphy of Sanford; daughters, Louise Murphy Johnson of Sanford, Florence Ann Busch of Asheboro, Christine Coleman of the home, Mary Wallace of Sanford; sister, Magdalene Gilmore of Olivia; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 396 NC Hwy 42, Goldston, NC 27252 or UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

KAREN INEZ LOGAN LAWRENCE

Karen Inez Logan Lawrence, 38, of Sanford, died Thursday, (03-26-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Monday, (03-30-2015), at  2 p.m. at Central Baptist Temple with Rev. Mike Oldham presiding.  Burial followed at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Lawrence was born in Lee County on December 28, 1976, to Herman R. Logan and Evelyn Williams Logan.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Edward Logan.

Surviving relatives include her parents, Herman R. Logan and Evelyn Williams Logan, both of Sanford; husband, Daniel Robert Lawrence of Fayetteville; daughters, Ashley Racine Sturdivent of El Paso, TX, Cynthia Racine of Fayetteville, Devon Lawrence of Fayetteville; and a brother, Brian Logan of Sanford.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NANCY CAMPBELL SHAW

Mrs. Nancy Campbell Shaw, 86, of Pittsboro passed at her home Tuesday, (03-24-2015).

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, (03-28-2015) at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alamance County.  A private interment will be held later.

Nancy was born November 29, 1928 to Thomas Cooper and Willie Sutphin Harris. Due to the deteriorating health of her parents, she was adopted at age 8 family members, Stuart and Catherine Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John Buxton “JB” Shaw, Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Shaw Boodman of Snow Camp; sons, Jim Shaw and John Shaw, both of Moncure; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham County Council on Aging, 365 NC87 Pittsboro, NC 27312. NC  27604.

Make online condolences to:  www.cremationsocietync.com

GRADY THEODORE YORK

Grady Theodore York, 72 of Robbins, passed away Thursday, (03-26-2015).

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, (03-30-2015) at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church with Rev. Jeff Karnes officiating.

He was born in Randolph County, the son of the late David Samuel York, Sr., and Maxine Woodell York.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jesse York.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mattie Williams York of the home; sons, Grady Wayne York, Timothy R. York, and Grady Raymond York, all of Asheboro, James “Buddy” York of Robbins; daughters, Mary Ann Hayden, Angela Denette Miller, and Crystal “Pete” Luck, all from Asheboro,  Lorie Y. Pruitt of Seagrove; brothers, David S. York, Donnie R. York, and G. Eugene York, all of Asheboro; sisters, Barbara J. Clodfelter  of Randleman, Edna Y. Casey, and V. Addie Young, both of Asheboro;  21 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to help pay funeral expenses to Joyce-Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89, Bennett, NC 27208.

Online condolences may be offered at joycebradychapel.com.

 

ROBERT JOE “BOB” LASATER

Robert Joe “Bob” Lasater died Saturday, (03-28-2015) at the VA Medical Center Hospice in Durham.

The family will celebrate Bob’s life at Hanks Chapel UCC Fellowship Building in Pittsboro on Friday, (04-03-2015) at 2 p.m.

Mr. Lasater was born in Pittsboro on March 14, 1936 to Catherine Farrell Lasater and Walter Clem Lasater.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War and later served in the U.S. Air Force.  He worked as an electrician, retiring from AT&T, and then worked at Jordan Lake State Park.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine M. Lasater; daughter, Drew Lasater; son, John Lasater; and sister, Ann Lasater.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Highway 87N, PIttsboro, NC  27312 or to the VA Medical Center in Durham in care of the Hospice Fund, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC  27705.

RAYMOND COTTEN, JR.

Mr. Raymond Cotten, Jr., 35, of Goldston died Thursday, (03-26-2015) at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (04-02-2015) at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai United Holy Church Cemetery in Sanford.

JAMES EDWARD McDOWELL

Mr. James Edward McDowell, 77, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-27-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

A funeral was held on Monday, (03-30-2015) at Sanford Church of God at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Kimbrell officiating. Burial followed Tuesday (03-31-2015) at 11 a.m. at Buffalo Cemetery.

Mr. McDowell was born August 31, 1937 to the late Sanford Donas McDowell and Willor Jane Parks McDowell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee McDowell and a sister, Hazel Ernestine Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Brewer McDowell; sons, Raymond Lee McDowell of Sanford, James Zachary McDowell of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughters, Cynthia McDowell McNeill, Kathy McDowell Tobias and Meagan McDowell Carpenter, all of Sanford; a brother, J. D. McDowell of Sanford; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD EUGENE WILLIAMS, JR.

Suffolk, VA.— Col. Harold Eugene Williams, Jr., US Army (Ret) passed away March 28, 2015.

Gene is predeceased by his parents, H. Eugene and Ruth Renfroe Williams, Sr.  Born in Atlanta, GA, he was a graduate of George Washington University. He entered the Army as a second Lieutenant in 1974, held two Master’s degrees, was an Army War College graduate, and an experienced Spanish linguist.  Gene was an active outdoorsman and gave of himself so others would be enriched.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Williams; daughter, Tracy and husband Jeff Hockett; four loving grandchildren, Gavin, Shelby, Peyton-Haley and Aubree (Jean) Hockett of Carrollton;  brother, David Williams and wife Dawn of Atlanta; niece Elizabeth and nephew Mark.

The funeral service will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bear Creek, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate funds to the Army Emergency Relief Fund.

Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.

March 26, 2015
RACHEL FLORENCE MONROE DUNLAP

Rachel Florence Monroe Dunlap, 97, of Robbins, passed away Tuesday, (03-17-2015) at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, (03-20-2015), at Big Oak Christian Church with Dr. Ron Chaney and Rev. Grady Blakely officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Dunlap was the daughter of the late Fuller Monroe and Addie Morgan Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bowden Dunlap; son, Julian Dunlap; brothers, Roy, Albert, Odell, Worth Monroe; sister, Mildred Monroe. She worked at Robbins Mill, and later raised chickens and farmed. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Seagrove.

She is survived by son, Wayne Dunlap of Robbins;  daughter, Linda Henson of Ramseur; brother, Richard Monroe of Aberdeen; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

WILLIAM J. WILSON

William J. Wilson, 80, formerly of Moncure, died Thursday, (03-12-2015) in Camden, NJ.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-21-2015) at 11 a.m. at May Funeral Home in Camden, NJ. Interment was private.

RAYMOND McINTYRE

Raymond McIntyre, 68, of Fayetteville died Friday, (03-13-2015).

Funeral services were held Saturday at 12 noon at New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Jerry Swinney officiating. Burial followed in the Northside Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie McIntyre of the home, daughter, Pamela McIntyre; sons, Leroy McIntyre of Fayetteville, John Hill of Miami, FL; mother, Queen Ester Green of Moncure; sisters, Queen I. Green, Stella Cameron, Mary Lassiter, all of Moncure, Gwendolyn McLean of Spring Lake, Margaret Womack, Jean Machines, both of Phila-delphia, PA; brothers, Albert Green of Moncure, Graylyn Green of Pittsboro, Theodore Leggett and Tyrone Leggett, both of Philadelphia, PA; and four grandchildren.

VERLA MAE WRIGHT KENNEDY

Verla Mae Wright Kennedy, 83, of Robbins, passed away Sunday, (03-22-2015), at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (03-25-2015) at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. John Williamson and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating.

Mrs. Kennedy was a member of Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, and the Ladies Sunday School Class. She and her husband owned and operated Kennedy Game Farm, a commercial Quail Hatchery, for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Eva Mabe Wright, and brothers, Henry, Alvin, Bobby, and Billy Wright.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Arnold Kennedy of the home; daughter, Rhonda Key of Robbins; brother, Edward Wright of Randleman; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, 288 Acorn Ridge Road, Robbins, NC 27325.

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KAREN McCARTY HALL

Karen McCarty Hall, 57, of Sanford, died Friday, (03-20-2015) at Duke Hospital in Durham.

The memorial service was held Tuesday, (03-24-2015) at 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Debra Steimers, Jerry Batchelor and Don Hall presiding

Karen was born in Lee County, MO. on October 27, 1957, to the late Harold McCarty and Louella Tino McCarty.  She was a retired veterinary animal technician.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Lee Hall of the home; sister, Debra Steimers of Pittsboro; brother, Michael McCarty of Chesterfield, MO.

Karen’s wish was for donations to be made to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC  27331-2642.

HENRY MASON

Henry Mason, passed on Friday (03-20-2015) at his home in Siler City.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday (03-27-2015) at Lambert Chapel Church at 2 p.m.

Mr. Mason was born September 1, 1948 to the late Robert “Buck” and Pearl Mason. A member of Lambert Chapel Baptist Church, he retired from Ramtex (Klopman Mills) of Ramseur. He was preceded in death by Diane Ewings Mason.

Survivors include children, Tabitha Mason of Gibsonville, Samantha Brown of Asheboro, Janssen “Myesha” Mason of Ramseur, Quentin Glover and Henry “Jr” Mason, both of Siler City, Tonya Ewings of Mebane; sisters, Cara Alston and Shirley Brim of Siler City, Shelia Bland of Pittsboro; brother, Earl “Scrap” Mason of Liberty; and five grandchildren.

Knotts & Son is assisting the family.

DEATH NOTICES

• Molli Shore Robbins, 92, of Sanford in Chatham County died Wednesday, (03-18-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.

WILBUR LINCOLN WALKER, SR.

   Wilbur Lincoln Walker Sr.,  passed on the 16th of March, 2015 at his home in Goldston after a long period of declining health.

Known as both “W.L.” and “Wilbur” by friends and family , he was born in Watha, North Carolina on September 29, 1926 to the late Livingston and Tessie Walker.  He endured a difficult childhood under arduous conditions on the family farm during the Great Depression but learned early in life the value of hard work and dedication, virtues which he carried with him the rest of his life.

Wilbur attended Pender County public schools before becoming the first member of his family to attend college when he entered  State College in Raleigh.  In 1950 he married his high school sweetheart, the former of Wilma Helen Powers of Maple Hill and the couple moved to Apex in 1954 when he finished college.    There he began a career as a public school teacher which would span five decades.  He taught vocational agriculture in Apex High School until 1958, when he moved to Chatham County to open the vocational agriculture program at the new Chatham Central High School in Bear Creek .  He would go on to implement one of the first high school automotive mechanics departments in  North Carolina  in the 1960′s, a program he would migrate to power mechanics in the 1970′s.  His contributions to Chatham Central High School were numerous and included the planting of the large hardwood trees in the early 1960′s which still line the front of the campus today, and the building of the bleachers adjacent to the school’s first football field.  As a vocational agriculture teacher he was actively engaged in support of the farming activities of the community, often spending late hours helping farmers build gates for their pastures through application of his welding skills or assisting them in replacing the canvas components of their harvesting equipment using his heavy-duty Singer sewing machine.  He was a gifted man capable of wiring a house, constructing fine wood furniture, rebuilding an engine, building a fiberglass-hulled boat, painting a car, laying bricks; this list could go on forever.  His teaching career ended with his retirement in 1991 but throughout it and until his passing he was a loving father and good provider to a family which included his wife Wilma, a son Lin born in 1955, and a daughter Carol born in 1958.    Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife Wilma , and is survived by son Lin Walker and wife Margie of Cape Carteret; daughter Carol Foster and husband Alan of Fuquay-Varina; grandsons Michael and Kent of Raleigh; granddaughters Rachel and Lauren of Fuquay-Varina and brother-in- law  Fennell M. Powers Jr.  of Burgaw.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care provided Wilbur in the home by Elizabeth Hartley and husband Jesus, Carmen P. Diver, Lynn Phillips, Peggy Beavers, Louise Gilchrist, and Ryan Gaines.  Also, a special thank you is extended to Liberty Home Health and Hospice of Chatham County for the special care and support provided Wilbur over the final weeks of his life.

Arrangements were handled by Harrell’s Funeral Home of Burgaw and you are encouraged to view Wilbur’s  obituary at the Harrell’s website (www.harrellsfh.com) and leave your comments, thoughts, and remembrances in the Guestbook there.  He was buried in the Powers’ Cemetery in Maple Hill, with a graveside service conducted on Sunday, the 22nd of March  at 2 p.m.  Should you wish to honor Wilbur’s  memory, please consider a contribution to Chatham Central High School, Liberty Hospice of Chatham County, or simply plan something that will grow and be beautiful for many years to come.

A service of Harrell’s Funeral Home, Burgaw.

PATRICIA HILLIARD WAGONER

Patricia Hilliard Wagoner, 60, of NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Wagoner was born in Chatham County on January 7, 1955, the daughter of Walter Harold and Doris Jones Hilliard.  She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where she was involved in several activities. Pat   had been employed in retail sales and had served as Activities Director at SunBridge Nursing Home.   She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and reading.    Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry T. Gaines; her father and a brother, William Harold Hilliard.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Wagoner; mother, Doris Jones Hilliard of Bear Creek; daughter, Heather Gaines Culberson  and husband William of Bear Creek; sons, Brad T. Gaines of Goldston, Kenny B. Gaines and wife Melanie  of Asheboro, Larry Lance Gaines and wife Tabatha of Bear Creek;  step-daughter, Dodie  Larow of Burlington; grandchildren, Wyatt Culberson,  Mason Gaines, Gracie Trodgon, Mason Diver, Lukus, Trey and Noah Larow; sister, Carolyn H. Patterson  and husband Bobby of Siler City; and nephew, Jerry Thompson.

The family received friends Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of her mother, 16407 US Hwy 902, Bear Creek.

The funeral was held Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.    Burial followed in Gaines Grove Cemetery in Goldston.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DANIEL AUSTIN EVERWINE, SR.

  Daniel Austin  Everwine, Sr., 89, of  Bradford Rogers Lane, Siler City, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Everwine, Sr., was born in Gloucester County, New Jersey on October 11, 1925, the son of Jeremiah N. and Geneva (Blake) Everwine. Daniel was a self-employed carpenter and farmer.  He was a principled man of strong faith that was evident in all his work.  He was a member of Pittsboro Church of the Nazarene.  Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Adelaide Brewer, William, Jeremiah, Harold and Charles Everwine and daughter-in-law, Ruthann L. Everwine.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Blanche (Neuschafer) Everwine; daughters, Rose Everwine Fields and husband William of Siler City, Susan L. Johnson and husband Robert of Glenmoore, PA, Marcia J. Murphy and husband Scott of Siler City, Terry Lee Johnson and husband Scott of Siler City, Kathleen Borgman and husband James of Taylors, SC, Luanne Everwine Miller and husband Terrence of Siler City; sons, Charles M. Everwine, Sr. and wife Jonica of Leola, PA, Daniel A. Everwine, Jr. and wife Renee of Siler City; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grand-children, five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces,  nephews; and caregiver, Wanda Burgess.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Fields and Rev. James Borgman officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

March 19, 2015
JACK G. PRITCHARD

Jack  Gilbert Pritchard, 86, of Bennett, passed away Tuesday, (03-10-2015), at Alamance Regional Hospital.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, (03-14-2015), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Jack was a native of Randolph County, retired from Quality Molded, and formerly employed with Klopman Mills. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, where he sang in the Grace Quartet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Kidd Pritchard, parents, Clark and Nannie Robbins Pritchard, and his daughter, Carol Pritchard.  Survivors include daughters, Alesia Bunton of Liberty, Anita Pritchard of Bennett; sons, Steven Clark Pritchard of Seagrove, Van Pritchard of Ramseur; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  Make online condolences at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to the Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research, 2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465.

ILA MAE WILLIAMSON MARION

Ila Mae Williamson Marion, 83, of Cameron, died Saturday (03-14-2015) at Cross Roads Retirement Community in Asheboro.

The funeral was held at Cameron Baptist Church on Tuesday, (03-17-2015) at  1:30  with Dr. Wayne Greene presiding.  Burial followed at Cameron Church Cemetery.

She was born in Moore County, on May 21, 1931, to the late Andrew Williamson and Victoria Barrett Williamson.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger T. Marion.  She worked as a receptionist at Pinehurst Medical Clinic.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Marion of Ashboro; a brother, Alvin Williamson of Ashboro and a sister, Jeanette Johnson of Aberdeen.

Make memorials to Cross Roads Retirement Community, 1302 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC  27205, Attn:  ACC Unit.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PEGGY RIGGS BOGGS

Peggy Riggs Boggs, 82, of Kinston, died Saturday, (03-14-2015).

She was born in Durham, September 29, 1932 to Thelbert and Maggie Watson Riggs. Peggy served in the Navy Reserves, worked more than 25 years at Duke Hospital and 13 years for Chatham County schools.

She is survived by a son John Norwood, Jr. of Pittsboro; daughter, Angela Norwood of Sanford; three grandchildren,  three great-grand-children, and  one great-great-grandson.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thelbert Lee Riggs, her mother, Maggie Watson Riggs, her husband, Lacy Carlton Boggs and a great-granddaughter, Christianna Angela Norwood

Contact the family for memorial service information.

MICHAEL RAY “Possum” BREWER

Mr. Michael Ray “Possum” Brewer, 60, of Goldston passed away Friday (03-13-2015, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Monday (03-16-2015) at Carbonton United Methodist Church.

He was the son of the late Herbert Hoover Brewer and Mary Lee Nall Brewer.

He is survived by his wife, Veneita Elkins Brewer of the home; sons, Christopher M. Brewer of Goldston, Talmadge Colton Brewer  of the home; two granddaughters; mother, Mary Lee Nall Brewer of Goldston; sister, Patricia Brewer Daw of Carthage; and brother, Danny Brewer of Goldston .

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

JACQUELINE THOMAS AWTREY

Jacqueline Thomas Awtrey,  82, of Dorsett Road, Siler City died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Awtrey was born in Chatham County on September 15, 1932, the daughter of Clarence D. and Swannie (Fox) Thomas.  She was retired from Kellwood Company where she worked in the accounting department.  Following her retirement she worked as a teachers’ assistant in Chatham County Schools with the special needs class.  Jackie was a volunteer at Coventry House and Siler City Center.  She was a very active member of Loves Creek Baptist Church serving in several capacities.  Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Imogene Thomas, Mary Jo Thomas and half-brother, Kelly Johnson.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Willis “Bill” Awtrey; daughters, Audrey A. Devine and husband John of Belmont, Lynn Colquitt and husband Joe of McDonough, GA; son, Christopher W. Awtrey and wife Leanna of Liberty; brothers, Byron Thomas and wife Paulette of Siler City, William “Billy” Thomas and wife Terry of Siler City; grandchildren, Drew and Lauren Devine, Caroline and Chrissy Colquitt, Hunter Awtrey, Caleb Alcorn, Jace Awtrey, and great-grandchild, Blakely Devine.

The family received friends Monday, March 16, 2015 from 11 to 12 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 14680 US 64 W, Siler City, N.C.

The funeral was held Monday at 12 noon at Loves Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Lewis officiating. Words of celebration were shared by son-in-law, John Devine. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

L. ODELL COX

  L.  Odell Cox, 75, of Old Battleground Road, Greensboro died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Hospice Home at High Point.

Mr. Cox was born in Randolph County on November 28, 1939, the son of Lester and Cora (Williamson) Cox.    Odell was the owner/operator of Traders Chevrolet in Greensboro.  He was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent.  Odell liked all sports, enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading.   He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, William B. Cox.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Alice (Cotner) Cox; sister, Carol Brady of Coleridge and brother, Ronald Cox of Asheboro.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Friends Cemetery, 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Pastor David Hobson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, 802 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344 or Hospice of High Point.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

GILBERT BARNER

Gilbert Barner of Siler City died March 14, 2015 at Care View Rest Home in Snow Camp after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

He is deeply mourned and missed by his loving wife, Patricia Barner.

Gil is survived by his sister, Linda Boyd of IL and Linda’s family as well as the family of his late sister, Bonnie. Gil leaves his devoted friends, his cousins Nancy and Richard Lowell and children, also of IL.

We all want to thank his family of dedicated caregivers at Care View Rest Home. Bless you all. We, also, want to thank the many friends who have been more than helpful during this time.

Also, surviving Gil are two children and four grandchildren.

March 12, 2015
VALLIE SMITH ANDREWS

Vallie Smith Andrews, 88, formerly of Siler City, died Tuesday, (03-03-2015) at Universal Health Care of  Ramseur.

The funeral was held Friday, (03-06-2015) at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Moore officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Andrews was born in Randolph County on January 10, 1927, the daughter of Washington Daniel and Pearl Effie (York) Smith.  Vallie was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and had been employed at Chatham Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Andrews; a daughter, Peggy Sue Andrews; her parents; four sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are daughters, Mary Mills and Lucy Cullingford, both of Jacksonville, FL, Louella Ferguson of Liberty, Sherry Keck Doty of Siler City, Linda Puig of Paintsville, KY; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

TONI LEVI STATON

Mr. Toni Levi Staton, 52, of Pittsboro passed away Monday, (03-02-2015) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (03-07-2015) at Taylors Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Mr. Staton was born August 10, 1962 to William Louis Staton and Lessie Golston Staton. He was a member of Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the male chorus and usher board. A graduate of Northwood High School, he received a certificate in automotive repair from Central Carolina Community College.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Staton.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lemetrius “Peaches” Staton; daughter, Antoinette Staton; son, Michael Baldwin; his parents, William and Lessie Staton; brothers, Rev. Eugene Staton, Kenneth Staton; sister, Wonda Staton; and two grandchildren.

WELDON WARFIELD WRIGHT

Weldon Warfield Wright, 76, passed away at his home in Winston Salem, on Thursday, (02-26-2015).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. followed by visitation with the family in the Fellowship Hall at  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1785 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Weldon was born May 24, 1938 in Chatham County.  He graduated from Pittsboro High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany.   He was a long distance truck driver for Roadway Trucking of Kernersville for over 35 years.  He is predeceased by his parents, Jarvis Buxton (J.B.) and Estelle Burnette Wright.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Wright Honeycutt of Winston Salem, and grandson, Stephen Wright of Wilmington; sisters, Jolene Wright Rumph and Phreddie DeLois Wright Popp, both of Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund at the above address.

JOE CLYDE MOON

Joe Clyde Moon, 66, of Sanford, died Sunday (03-08-2015) at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

WALLACE COPELAND ELLIS

   Wallace Copeland Ellis, 93, of Siler City died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home.

  Mr. Ellis was born on July 3, 1921 in Pittsboro and was the son of Jodie and Mamie Ellis. He was an Army veteran of WW II, and received the Purple Heart for active duty in the European Theater in 1943. He was retired from Atlantic Greyhound and spent his later years farming and raising cattle. He enjoyed his vegetable garden each year and willingly shared his crop and took pride in watching it grow.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mildred and siblings Arthur, Andrew, Luther, Lilla, Inez, Zip and Estelle.

He is survived by one daughter, Betty Hackney and husband Al of Whiteville, NC; one son, Doug Ellis and wife Lin of Bear Creek;  one brother, Bob Ellis and wife Edna of Stedman, NC; two grandchildren, Susanna Nunn of Kernersville, and Jay Hackney of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brad Nunn and Holly and Mathew Hackney.

A memorial graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, with Chaplain Tom Barton officiating. The Randolph County Honor Guard will provide military rites.

Memorials may be made to Chatham County Council of Aging, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

The family would like to express their gratitude to devoted caregivers Karen, Sara, Jill, Carmen, Anissa, Deborah, Julie, Faye, Frances, and Janet, who lovingly cared for him and brought sunshine to his life when he could not see. We will be forever grateful.

Online condolences may be made at     www.pughfuneral home.

CLARENCE HOMER HORNEY

Clarence Homer Horney, 85, of Greensboro, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel, on Thursday,  March 12, 2015 at 5 p.m. with Rev. Kyles Wallace officiating.

Homer was born in Guilford County on June 29, 1929 to the late William Edd and Clara Levens Horney.  A veteran of the US Army,  he worked in the livestock business with his brothers in Siler City for over 40 years. He was pre-deceased by his eldest brother, William Howard Horney.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Farlow Horney; Howard’s wife, Margie; brother Harry Lee and wife Jean, of Siler City; his children, Cheryl Scott, Tony Horney, Chris Horney; and grandchildren, Brittany Brann and Frances Harvey.

The family will receive friends at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden, from 4 to 5 p.m., prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary NC 27513, www.jimmyv.org.

Online condolences may be made offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

BETTY TRIPP

Mrs. Betty Tripp, 81, died Tuesday afternoon, March 3, 2015 at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

Betty was born January 12, 1934 in Lee County. She was one of five children to Garland J. Richardson and Bertha Jeffries.  The family would soon relocate to Bynum.  Betty grew up with and grew to love her childhood sweetheart, Charles W. “Bum” Tripp.  They were married for 55 years, until his passing in 2010.  In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother.

Surviving Mrs. Tripp are her daughters, Shelby Harris and  husband Bob of Pittsboro, Kristie Foushee and  husband Jeffrey of Pittsboro;  grandson, Jason Harris and  wife Crystal; granddaughter, Addyson Foushee;  great-granddaughter, Hailey Harris  and great-grandson, Jase Harris.

A viewing for Mrs. Tripp was held at 1 p.m.  Friday, March 6, 2015 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Pittsboro.  The funeral service started at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mrs. Tripp were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

March 5, 2015
ALICE DOWD FOX

Alice Dowd Fox, 75, of Siler City died Tuesday, (02-24-2015) at  her residence.

The funeral was held Saturday, (02-28-2015) at 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, with Rev. Tripp Foltz and Rev. Perry Brown officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Fox was born in Chatham County on November 20, 1939, the daughter of William Frank and Carrie Lee (Beal) Dowd. Alice was a homemaker, a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and the Cora Mae Elkins Sunday School Class.  She  was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Linda Groce and nephew, Kenny Elixson.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Gilbert Fox; daughters, Legina C. Emerson of Bear Creek, Kathy F. Fowler of Siler City; sister, Gail D. Henderson of Ramseur; and four grandchildren, John Emerson, James Emerson, Logan Moody and Trevor Moody.

Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,4338 Rives Chapel Church Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MATTIE MAE HIATT WILLETT

Mattie Mae Hiatt Willett, 77, of Sanford, died Friday, (02-27-2015) at Parkview Retirement Center.

The funeral was held Monday, (03-02-2015) at 2 p.m. at Moore Union Christian Church with Rev. David Yarborough presiding.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Willett was born in Surry County, on April 28, 1937, to the late George Martin Hiatt and Girile Mae Jones Hiatt.  She retired from W Koury Company and then worked at the Enrichment Center in Sanford.  She was a member at Moore Union Christian church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steven “Bud” O’Bryant Willett.

Surviving relatives include sons, Herbert O’Bryant Willett, Troy Steven Willett, both of Sanford; daughters, Lena Mae Gulledge Joyce W. Phillips, and Carol Lynn Willett, all of Sanford, Barbara Sue McGehee of Star,; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Moore Union Christian Church, General Fund,4294 Buckhorn Road,Sanford,NC 27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

VICKIE MAE COCKMAN TALBERT

Mrs. Vickie Mae Cockman Talbert, 64, of Robbins, passed away Friday, (02-27-2015) at her home.

Funeral services were held at  2 p.m. Monday (03-02-2015) at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Dr. Neal Jackson and JJ Moore officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Talbert was the daughter of the late Euliss Claude Cockman, Sr., and Lillian Howard Cockman. She had worked at First Health Hospital and The Darmouth Clinic in Pinehurst.

She is survived  by her husband, Edward Talbert of the home; twin daughters,  Linda Talbert Allred, Glinda Talbert Garner, both of Robbins;  brother, Euliss C. Cockman, Jr. of Carthage; and four grandchildren.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374.

Make online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

ANTHONY “TONY” PASCHAL

Anthony “Tony” Paschal, 65, of Bonlee died Saturday, (02-28-2015) at his residence.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday (03-07-2015) at Bonlee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 – 4 p.m.

Mr. Paschal was born October 30, 1949, the son of Archie and Mary Ruth Wilson Paschal.  A native ofChathamCounty, he served in the US Army during the Korean War and was a truck driver with Davis Trucking Company. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Aaron Paschal.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kimberly “Kim” Phillips Paschal of the home; daughter, Angie Davis of Sanford; sisters, April McDavid and Lana Cromer, both of Carolina Beach and Deb Bell of Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to them to offset funeral expenses or the Liberty Hospice Service,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford, NC 27330.

CHARLES LARRY LEVINER

Charles Larry Leviner, 64, of Broadway, died Saturday, (02-28-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A memorial service was held at New Life Praise Church on Wednesday, (03-04-2015) at  3 p.m. with Pastor Jeffrey C. Chappell officiating.

Mr. Leviner was born inMarlboro County,SC, on December  28, 1950, to the late Charlie Leviner and Christine Goins Leviner.  He worked as a truck driver for the US Postal Service.  Mr. Leviner was preceded in death by a son, Barry “Frank” Speagle.

Surviving relatives include his wife Deborah Speagle Leviner of the home; sons, Larry “Charlie” Speagle of the home, Johnny Leviner of Sanford; daughters, Wendy May-land of NY, Alexander Romera of Broadway; sisters, Betty Jean Snuggs of Wiley, SC, Nola Grace Quick of Tramway, Tammy Nelson and Debbie Leviner, both of McColl, SC; and five grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LOUISE KUBITZKY PETTY

Louise Kubitzky Petty, 83, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (02-24-2015) at her residence.

A funeral service was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday,  (02-28-2015) at 6 p.m. with Rev. Elton Bryan presiding.  Burial was at Shallow Well Cemetery on Sunday, (03-01-2015) at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Petty was born inFlorence,Alabama, on April 3, 1931, to the late Paul Robert and Jessie Lee Kubitzky.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a husband, George Washington Petty, Jr, two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Gail May of Conroe, TX, Anita Blackmon of Sanford; sister Kay Kubitzky of Athens,GA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials may be made to Haven of Lee County,215 Bracken Street,Sanford,NC 27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

ELISHA T. “JUNIOR” LONG, JR.

  Elisha T. “Junior” Long, Jr., 83, of Asheboro, died Thursday, (02-26-2015)  at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, (03-02-2015) at Franklinville Pentecostal Holiness Church, with  Rev. Darcy Abbott and Rev. James Laws officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Park.

Junior was a native of Randolph County, retired from Thomasville Furniture Company, and a member of Franklinville Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Brett Long, parents, Elisha Sr. and Mary Gallimore Long, and brothers, John C. Long and Lacy Long.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Flossie Cox Long; daughter, Doris Burrow of Asheboro; son, Lawrence Long of Ramseur, Brian Long, of Asheboro; sister, Mary Louise Steedman  of Morrow, GA;  brothers, Joe Long of Asheboro, Algie Long of Ramseur; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.

Make online condolences at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Franklinville Pentecostal Holiness Church,555 Pentecostal Church Rd.,Franklinville, NC 27248; or to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro, NC27204.

ALAN DURWOOD MASSENGILL

Alan Durwood Massengill, 78, of Sanford, died Thursday, (02-26-2015) at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Saturday, (03-07-2015) at 11 a.m. with Father Craig Lister presiding.

Mr. Massengill was born in Four Oaks, on February 16, 1937, to the late Percy and Pearl Parker Massengill.  He was  a self employed lawyer.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Barbara Berdner Massengill of the home; sons, Skip Massengill of Philadelphia,PA, Alan Massengill of Hickory, Brian Massengill of Chicago,Il; sisters, Vercie Eller ofRaleigh, Mildred Stalzer ofWilmington; and six grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ANTHONY PAUL WILLIAMS

Anthony Paul Williams, 31, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (02-25-2015) at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, (03-04-2015) at  1 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Williams was born in Chatham County on June 14, 1983, to Willie Williams and Mary Sisk Williams.  He was the owner/operator of a truck driver business.  Mr. Williams served in the US Army.

Surviving relatives include his father Willie D. Williams of Sanford; his mother, Mary G. Sisk of Sanford; his wife, Darlene M Cobb Williams of Cameron; son, Anthony P Williams, Jr. of Cameron; daughter, Alannah F. Williams of Cameron; brothers, Richard Williams of Moncure, Perry Williams of Denver, CO, Josh Domingues of Sanford; sisters, Julie Gunter of Oak Isle and Amber Duprey of Sanford.

Memorials may be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, A P Williams Funeral Fund,600 W. Main St.,Sanford,NC 27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARGUERITE NESBITT HOLLOWELL GUNTER

Marguerite Nesbitt Hollowell Gunter, 98, ofSanford, died Thursday, (02-26-2015).

The funeral was held at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, Monday, (03-02-2015) at 2 p.m. with Dr. Calvin Sayles presiding.  A private burial for family was held inLeeMemoryGardens.

Mrs. Gunter was born inAnniston,ALon January 1, 1917, to the late Charlie C and Estelle McKee Hollowell.  Prior to retirement she worked as a Cosmetic sales associate for Mann Drug Store inSanford.  Mrs. Gunter was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Vance Gunter.

Surviving relatives include her son, Robert Charles Gunter of Greenville,SC; daughter, Betty G Dew of Pinehurst; sister Nellie Hollowell Howard ofEndicott,NY; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of  FirstHealth,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC 28374 or Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church,316 West Main Street,Sanford,NC 27332.HH

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RODNEY CHRIS PERRY

Mr. Rodney Chris Perry, 56, of Moncure, passed away on Thursday, (02-26-2015) in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

 

MARGIE BUCHANAN COLE

Margie Buchanan Cole, 82, of Sanford died Tuesday (03-03-2015) at the Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.

Arrangements are pending at this time with Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and will be announced later.

DEATH NOTICES

• Arnold Lau, 91, ofChapel Hillin died Saturday, (02-28-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

WEBSTER JOHN HILL

Robbins, Mr. Webster John Hill, age 86, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Fair Promise United Methodist Church in Goldston with Rev. Tony Baurichter officiating. The family received friends after the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was the son of the late Jack Guthrie Hill and Blanche Scott Hill. He was a retired school teacher with 30 years of service with Chatham County Schools in Bonlee. He loved to turkey and quail hunt. He coached basketball, and baseball, and loved playing the sport himself. He was known as having a fast-pitching arm in school. He was an avidCarolinabasketball fan, and lovedBluegrassgospel music.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

He is survived by his wife Maxine Cheek Hill; daughter, Carmen Hussey and husband Yates of Robbins; grandson, Zachary Hussey of Robbins and friend Lauren Roach of Julian; brothers, Bobby Hill and wife Virginia of High Falls, Sammy Hill and wife Billie Joyce of Southern Pines; sisters, Helen Stutts of Topsail Beach, Nora Monroe of Murray, Utah, and Bessie Jordan of Asheboro.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Fair Promise UMC c/o Tony Baurichter,567 River Road,Robbins,NC27325or First Health Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road.Pinehurst,NC28374.

You may make online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is honored to serve the Hill family.

BAXTER SLEDGE RIGGSBEE

Baxter Sledge Riggsbee died February 25, 2015.  He was born December 25, 1925 in Pittsboro,North Carolina, where he grew up. His parents were Fred Riggsbee and Irene Sledge Riggsbee.  He graduated from high school in Pittsboro and immediately joined the Army, as his draft was deferred long enough for him to graduate. He served in thePhilippinesand then inJapan.  After the war, Baxter entered UNC Chapel Hill but was unable to graduate as he had to work.  He never lost his love forCarolina and remained a Tarheel until his death.

Baxter married Mary Strowd Ward August 7, 1948, and they had two children, Fred and Lydia. He is survived by his wife, Mary Strowd, his son Fred, daughter-in-law, Lunday, his daughterLydia, son-in law Steve, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Baxter worked many jobs during his life, starting as a soda jerk at McBane Drug Store in Pittsboro, working at the local pool hall, selling furniture at William Drake’s furniture store, working construction, and supervising at the American Tobacco Company.  He then worked at Justice Motor Company for 16 years, after which he and Tom Reeves started Reeves and Riggsbee Insurance and Realty Company.  In 1973 Baxter bought Tom Reeves’ interest in the company and ran the business until he sold the insurance company in 1986.  He continued to work in the real estate business until his early eighties.

At his death, Baxter was the last surviving founder of the Pittsboro Kiwanis Club, which was begun in 1950.  Baxter served the Kiwanis Club in almost every capacity available.  During his life, he also served on the Pittsboro Town Board of Commissioners and on the First Citizens Bank Board of Directors.  He was a commander in the VFW and the American Legion, and was a Mason, receiving a 60-year award of service just a few months prior to his death.  He was a long time member of the Pittsboro Methodist Church and attended regularly until his health would no longer allow.

Baxter was not all work and no play.  He was an avid golfer until he was no longer able to play, and followed the Boston Red Sox and his beloved Tarheels until his death.

A service was held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Pittsboro United Methodist Church.

In memory of Baxter, donations to the Pittsboro United Methodist Church or Mt. Gilead Baptist Church would be appreciated.

WILBER CANCEL “W.C.” CAMPBELL, JR.

Wilber Cancel “W.C.” Campbell, Jr. 77, of Campbell Road, Bear Creek passed away at his home on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Mr. Campbell was born in Chatham County on August 4, 1937, the son of Wilber Cancel and Lula Beal Campbell.  He graduated from Goldston High School in 1955 and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a retired carpenter having worked with Henry Shaw Builders and later with San Lee Builders.  He was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years and was assistant chairman of the administrative council, cemetery committee, and church trustee as well as many other church projects.  “Dub,” as many knew him, was very close to his high school classmates and helped organize their many class reunions.  “Dub” also enjoyed hunting with his grandson and enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren.  He loved his church family and community and was involved in numerous construction and volunteer projects to help other people.  Throughout his sickness, “Dub” was more concerned with how others were doing and if there was anyone that needed his help.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.L. Campbell, and sister, Sally Faye Sasser.

He is survived by one son, Dwayne Campbell and wife Angela of Bear Creek; daughter, Lisa C. Hart and husband Tommy of Gulf; grandson, Austin Campbell; granddaughters, Emma Grace and Charlee Anne Hart; brother, Jerry Campbell and wife Jane of Goldston; sister, Betty Campbell of Bear Creek; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to his wonderful caregivers, Jane Aschenauer, JoAnn Womble, Virginia Paige, Ava Bayles, and Dee Dee Moffitt, along with his nephew, Ronnie Sasser.

The family received friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 4th from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of his son, Dwayne, 1447 Vernie Phillips Road, Bear Creek.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 5th at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Whitaker officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Meroney Methodist Church Food Pantry, c/o Carl Gentry, 1751 Meronies Church Road, Bear Creek, NC  27207; or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC  27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

February 26, 2015
WILLIAM BARR

Mr. William Barr, 87, of Pittsboro, passed away on Monday, (02-16-2015) at Pittsboro Christian Village.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, (02-21-2015) at Pittsboro Christian Village. Interment was held at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Memorial Gardens at Calvary Church in Charlotte.

Mr. Barr was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, having served in both the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, V. Marion McMaster Barr; his parents, William J. and Elizabeth Barr; son, William Andrew Barr, and brothers, Ernest W. Barr and Howard S. Barr.

Survivors include daughters, Mary Beth Cherry ofCharlotte, Nancy L. Barr ofIndian Land,SC, Linda K. Barr of Winston-Salem; son, William M. Barr ofNorth Richland Hills,TX; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill’s honor to: Pittsboro Christian Village,1825 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

PAUL E. ATKINS

Paul Edward Atkins, 70, of Siler City, died Thursday, (02-19-2015) at his residence.

Funeral services were held at  3 p.m., Sunday, (02-22-2015), at Siler City Church of God, with Rev. Neal Kight and Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed at  Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Paul was a native of Grayson County,VA, retired from United Fire & Safety in Goldston, and attended Siler City Church of God. He was preceded in death by step-father, Oscar Larue, brother, Robert “Rob” Atkins; half-brother, Melvin Hoosier, and half-sister, Carolyn Funk.

Surviving is his wife, Irene Hayes Atkins of the home; son, Wayne Edward Atkins of Staley; daughter, Kathy Baxter of Bennett; mother, Mary Atkins Larue of Siler City; half-sisters, Barbara Cornett, Sue Funk,  all of Fries, VA., Geneva Hash of Marion, VA., Brenda Ander of Mt. Airy; half-brothers, Thomas Hoosier,  Roger Hoosier, both of Fries, VA, four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; and adopted brother, Terry Vinson of Siler City.

ELRITA RODGERS

Ms. Elrita Rodgers, 65, of Pittsboro passed away on Monday, (02-16-2015) at her home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday (02-20-2015) at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Siler City. Burial followed in Lynn Cemetery at Mitchell Chapel Church.

Mrs. Rodgers was born on April 11, 1949 to the late Mary Alston and Sam Henry Alston. A graduate of Horton High School, she retired from Moses Cone Hospital, and was a member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Rodgers, and siblings, Lois Burnett, Bessie Mae Scurlock, and Wesley Alston.

Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Gilbert of Greensboro; sisters, Patricia Alston and Mary Henry Farrar, both of Pittsboro; brothers, Edward Alston of Pittsboro; and two grandchildren.

JOSEPHINE NICKENS PULLIAM

Josephine Nickens Pulliam, 87, of Sanford, died Monday, (02-23-2015) at Westfield Nursing and Rehab. Center.

A funeral service was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel inSanfordon Wednesday,  (02-25-2015), at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Thomas presiding.  Burial followed atJonesboroCemetery.

Mrs. Pulliam was born in Moore County on December 15, 1927, to the late Buck and Gussie Odam Nickens.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Jo Pulliam; sisters, Alice Jones, Thelma Goode, Ruth Brown, Ruby Cox; brothers, Ardale, Raymond, Ralph, Luke, Hubert and Cecil Nickens.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Thomas William Pulliam of Sanford and a brother, Harold Nickens of Cameron.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS EUGENE  TROYER, SR.

Mr. Thomas Eugene Troyer, Sr.,  74, of Robbins, passed away Monday, (02-23-2015) at his home.

Mr. Troyer will be buried at a later date in Butler,MD.

He was the son of the late Thomas William Troyer and Grace Coppersmith Troyer. He retired from the Millikan Plant in Robbins, and had worked as a security guard for  The Perdue Plant.  He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Amanda Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Barron Troyer of the home; sons, Thomas Eugene Troyer, Jr., and William James Troyer, both of Robbins; daughter, Brenda Lee Zimmerli of Robbins; sisters, Betty Kulchar of Dundalk, MD, Barbara Shadle of Hanover, PA, Linda Tidwell of Wellston, OK; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

DONA MARIE CONLEY WADDELL

Dona Marie Conley Waddell, 84, of Olivia, died Thursday, (02-19-2015) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A graveside service was held at Wayside Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Monday, (02-23-2015) at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Johnson presiding.

Dona was born inSpencer,WV, on March 28, 1930, to the late Claude and Vergie Bailey Conley.  She was preceded in death by husbands Max Ingram and Alfred Waddell and a son, James Alfred Waddell.

Surviving relatives include sons, Roger Ingram ofBarberton,Ohio; Tim Waddell of Olivia, Terry Waddell of Lemon Springs; four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT “ROBBIE” MARSH, JR.

  Mr. Robert “Robbie” Marsh, Jr., 52, of Siler City passed away Sunday at his home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, (02-26-2015) at 1 p.m. at Jordan-Grove AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Surviving is his mother, Linda B. Paige of the home.

Knotts & Son Funeral Home in Siler City is assisting the family.

EMILY SCOTT

Emily Scott, 84, of Blowing Rock, died Thursday, 12-11-2014.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015at 11:30 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 1821 Ashley Loop, Reidsville.

DEATH NOTICES

• Margaret Chave Fallers, 92, of Chapel Hill inChathamCountydied 02/20/2015.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

GEORGE THOMAS  McPHERSON

   George Thomas McPherson, 87, of McPherson Lane, Siler City, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his residence.

 Mr. McPherson was born inChathamCounty on March 3, 1927, the son of Luke and Sallie (Fox) McPherson.  George attended Pleasant Grove Wesleyan Church, was an Army veteran of WWII and had been employed with Blythe Construction as a mechanic and equipment operator.  He enjoyed fishing, farming and working on tractors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jones McPherson; his parents; brothers, Howard and Dave McPherson;  sisters, Lela Dark andSue Way.

He is survived by sons, Tom McPherson and wife Sharon of Sanford, Mike McPherson and wife Carol of Siler City; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson.

The family received friends Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Wesleyan Church,3275 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Noah Albarez officiating.  Burial followed in Rocky River Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph,P.O. Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204-0009.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneral home.com. 

HAZEL KARRIKER LISK

Hazel Karriker Lisk, 91, of  West Fifth Street, Siler City died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

Mrs. Lisk was born inCabarrusCountyon September 10, 1923 the daughter of Neal and Lillie (Benfield) Karriker.  Hazel was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City and the Friendship Sunday School Class.  Hazel was a homemaker who also helped in the operation and ownership of Lisk Sales, a health careers promotional business.  She loved cats, cooking, having family gatherings and working with her flowers.  She was a loving wife and mother whose life was her family and church.  Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Norman C. Lisk, Sr.; her parents; sisters, Mae Karriker, Edith Sloop, Elsie Sloop, Kathleen Funderburk; and brother, Vard Karriker.

She is survived by daughters, Jane Lisk Andrews and husband Robert of Siler City, Martha Lisk of Pittsboro; son, Craig Lisk, Jr. and wife, Colleen of Blowing Rock; granddaughter, Tish Robertson and husband, Jim of Blowing Rock; great-grandchildren, Camille and Jake Ward of Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m.  at First UnitedMethodistChurch,1101 West Raleigh Street,SilerCity.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating.  Burial followed inChathamMemorial Park,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made toFirstUnitedMethodistChurch,P O Box 212,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

Online condolences may  be made at:   www.pughfuneral home.com.

JOYCE BOYKIN COPELAND

   Joyce Boykin Copeland, 78, died Friday, February 20, 2015, at UNC Hospital,Chapel Hill, from injuries sustained from a car accident earlier this month.

Mrs. Copeland is survived by her loving husband of  45 years, Clinton Copeland of Pittsboro; a daughter, Jan Copeland Lienau and her husband OB of Pittsboro;  grandson, Clint Lienau of Greenville, NC; forever family members, Vanda and Chuck Miller of Matthews, NC,  their son, Christopher Miller of Monroe, NC and  daughter Elizabeth Lee and husband Mathias of Monroe, NC, and their sons, Harry and Jack.

The family received friends at the Copeland home on Monday, February 23 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service was held on Tuesday at the Pittsboro United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guatemalan Missions Trip Fund at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the family.   Condolences maybe made atwww.hallwynne.com.

 CLYDE T. FOXX

Clyde T. Foxx transcended to his heavenly home on Friday, February 20, 2005. He was born December 7, 1927 to the late Samuel Foxx and the late Annie Foxx inSilerCity.

Funeral service will be held Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 914 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Siler City. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Foxx of the home; two daughters, Judy K. Branch (John) of Raleigh, Janet C. Foxx of Miami, Florida; two sisters, Anner K. Siler and Madeline J. Moffitt, both of Siler City; one brother, Charlie A. Foxx (Jean) of Bonlee; two grandsons, John W. Branch, IV (Bonnie) of Lyndhurst, NJ and David T. Branch of Raleigh; and one great-granddaughter, Olive A. Branch of Lyndhurst, NJ.

Clyde was preceded in death by his two brothers, Frank S. Foxx and Walter D. Foxx.

KAREN LOUISE MARTIN

Karen Louise Jeremiah Martin, 64, of Pittsboro, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was an avid baker and loved camping. Mrs. Martin’s family, friends, and her pets were the things she cherished the most.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Bob Martin of Pittsboro; her sons, Denis Martin and wife Jill of Raleigh,  Darren Martin and wife Caitlin of Raleigh; and a grand-daughter, Ashlynn Martin ofRaleigh.

The family will  receive friends at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel on Friday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will follow Saturday morning at the funeral home at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Access Network Foundation,1331 F Street, NW, Suite 975,Washington,DC20004.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Martin family.

Condolences maybe made at www.hallwynne.com.

WILLIAM CAPERS  CARNES

William Capers Carnes, 85, of SilerCity, died Monday, February 23, 2015.

Burial will be in Currie Cameron Cemetery, Hamlet.

Mr. Carnes was born May 20, 1929 in Hamlet. He served seven years in the US Navy, received his Masters Degree from NC State University and served 38 years with the N.C. Wildlife Commission. He was preceded in death by brother, Richard Carnes. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Carnes.

Survivors include his wife, Irene S. Carnes; children, Donna C. Harris of Moneta, VA, Pamela C. Hayes of Siler City and spouse, Douglas A. Hayes, Capers Wayne “Pizzy” Carnes of Snow Camp and spouse, Wendy Hornaday; sister, Mary Sue C. Ramsey of Hamlet; brothers, Michael F. Carnes of Hamlet; grandchildren,   Jaime F. Craig of Chattanooga, TN and spouse, Andy Craig, Joshua B. Fields of Lynchburg, VA, #1 Salena H. Smith of Sanford and spouse, Zach Smith,  Shanna Tillman, T.C. Carnes, Cassie Carnes, and Zach Carnes, all of Snow Camp; and great-grandchildren, Gilliam Craig and Peyton Craig, both of Chattanooga, TN.

Memorials may be made to the NC Wildlife Endowment or Lineberger Cancer Center.

February 19, 2015
JAMES CARL KIVETT

James Carl Kivett, 94, of Staley died  Thursday, (02-12-2015).

A funeral service was held on Sunday, (02-15-2015) at 4 p.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church with  Rev. Travis Brock and Rev. Dr. Carl Garner officiating.

James was a graduate of Liberty High School and a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church, where he was the choir director for 42 years and was presented with a lifetime Deacon award.  He worked at Liberty Hosiery Mill and Kellwood in Siler City until retiring.  He then worked at Ramtex as a nighttime security guard. He was a farmer. He was the son of the late Karr Lee and Flossie McMasters Kivett, and was also preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Brown.

Surviving is his wife of 72 years, Kathleen Ward Kivett; daughter, Paulette Kivett Deviney of Staley; sons, James Edward “Eddie” Kivett ofIndependence, VA and Wallace “Wally” Kivett of Climax; sister, Mary Lee Hicks; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund,4765 Sandy Creek Church Road,Liberty,NC27298.

Share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com,Liberty.

RUTH ADELIDE ELISABETH LARSEN GOHIER

Ruth Adelide Elisabeth Larsen Gohier, 85, of Cameron, died Thursday, (02-12-2015), at her home.

A graveside service was held Monday, (02-16-2015), at 1 p.m. atLeeMemoryGardens.

Mrs. Gohier was born inBrooklyn,NYon February 3, 1930, to the late Frantz Larsen and Dagny Hammer Larsen.  She was a bank teller.

She is survived by her husband, William A. Gohier; sons, William Martin Gohier of Lansing, MI, Robert  K. Gohier  and Carl Gohier, both  of Cameron; daughters, Christine McNeill and Cynthia Fore, all of Sanford; seven  grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorials may  be made to Liberty Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,N.C.  27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PASCAL T. “PAT” NOLES

Mr. Pascal T.  “Pat” Noles, of Sanford, died Sunday, (02-15-2015) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, (02-19-2015) at 11 a.m. in the Casey Chapel of St. Luke United Methodist Church with Dr. Gene Cobb and Rev. Jay White officiating.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.

He was born November 17, 1923, son of the late Willie T. Noles and Susie Barefoot Noles of Johnston County. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the A.S. Parker Sunday School Class.  He also served on the church Administrative Board.  He retired from Lee Tire & Supply and was also a World War II Veteran. He received a Victory Medal with 2 Bonze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Germany Occupation Ribbon.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Inez Noles; son, Ronald “Ron” Noles and one granddaughter, all of Sanford; brother, Melvin Noles of Benson.  He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

 

DEATH NOTICES

•  Harvey J. Sage, 82, of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (02-07-2015).

• Patricia Garrott Wagoner, 90, of Pittsboro died Saturday (02-14-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

 GARY WAYNE KECK

Gary Wayne Keck, 71, of Pittsboro-Goldston Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Mr. Keck was born in Chatham County on August 19, 1943, the son of Alton Henry and Martha Alice (Hart) Keck.  He attended Antioch Christian Church and was a retired mechanic from the Chatham County School System with 25 years of service. Waynewas preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann (Elkins) Keck; daughter, Paula Keck Barrows and husband Chris of Bear Creek; granddaughters, Reagan, Kaitlyn and Kenley Barrows; sisters, Peggy Riddle and husband Jack of Sanford, Glendale Carpenter of Pittsboro, Linda Kelly and husband Lewis of Sanford, Faye Boys of Murrells Inlet, SC; brother, Randy Keck of Bear Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Friday, February 13, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of his daughter, Paula, 4248 Pittsboro-Goldston Road, Bear Creek.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church,246 Antioch Christian Church Road, Bear Creek, with Rev. Womack Keck, Rev. Gary McCollough and Rev. Clark Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Gary Boys, Mark Riddle, Johnny Carpenter, Larry Kelly, Samuel Keck, Benjamin Keck, Stephen Elkins and Bryan Fincher.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 THOMAS HORACE MOODY

   Thomas Horace Moody, 90, of  Old US Hwy 421, Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at First-Health Hospice Palliative Care, Pinehurst.

Mr. Moody was born inChathamCountyon July 5, 1924, the son of Willie Murk and Cora (Dunn) Moody.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII and retired from Bradshaw Supply after 21 years of service as warehouse manager.  Tom was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, superintendent of Sunday School, and a teacher.  He also served on several other committees including organizing a group that furnished emergency relief supplies to the Red Springs area after tornado destruction.  Tom enjoyed fresh water and surf fishing, hunting and sports, especially softball.  He enjoyed farming and loved the Atlanta Braves.  Tom taught his grandchildren cat fishing and was a caregiver for his mother.  Tom was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eva Bare, Lois Stollings, Margie Blalock and brother, Clarence Moody.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia (Sipe) Moody; daughters, Patricia M. Butt and husband Robert of Oak Island, NC, Norma Moody Faulk and husband, Ronald of Southern Pines, Nancy M Lindley and husband Darryle of Snow Camp; brother, Earle Moody and wife Sandra of Vass; sister, Lucille Moody and husband Jimmy of Bear Creek; sister- in- law, Betty Moody of Siler City; grandchildren, Shane Pegram, Thomas Cooney, Jr., Mary E Maynard, Jamie Gilliland, Chris Gilliland; great-grandchildren, Jacob Gilliland, Jenna Gilliland and Madison Coston.

The family received friends Friday, February 13, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Stephanie Moody Shaffer officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,715 Sandy Branch Church Road,Bear Creek,NC27207.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

    ELIZABETH HUNT LLOYD

Elizabeth Hunt Lloyd, 83, of Pittsboro died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.

Mrs. Lloyd was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee on May 15, 1931 the daughter of Doc Hunt and Alice Velma Hunt Phipps. Elizabethwas a former member of Kendrick’s Creek Methodist Church in Kingsport TN and had been a telephone operator for Southern Bell for 34 years.  She had been a resident of Laurels of Chatham for the last 10 years and enjoyed being a caregiver for others.  Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lloyd; daughters, Geneva Velma Primm, Virginia Kathleen Primm; her parents; one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by daughter, Mischelle P. Blinsmon and husband, Terry of Siler City; sisters, Louise McCracken of Blountsville, TN, Jean Overbay of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Elizabeth Mischelle Brown of Durham, Marianne Elizabeth Blinsmon of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Jason Lee Parker Barnes of Pittsboro, Katy Lee Mischelle Barnes of Raleigh, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church, 61 Bower Store Road, Siler City with Rev. Rodney Staley officiating.  Lunch will be provided for family and friends following the memorial service at the church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneral home.com.

JOHN W. RATZLAFF

John Ratzlaff passed away on January 17, 2015 at the age of 68 years after a stroke was complicated by dementia and influenza. John was born in California and lived there until he retired from the Aerospace and Defense Industry in 2002.

At that time, John decided to travel the USA in a trailer. He travelled to 49 US states (many states more than once) and all the Canadian Provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador. Alaska was one of his favorite places to visit. He was an enthusiastic explorer travelling the world both personally and with work, living in England for four years. He knew immediately when travelling to the Pittsboro area that this is where he wanted to live out his life. He loved the peacefulness, the genuine people, and the four seasons that the area provided.

An avid golfer and outdoorsman, John spent many years playing a number of sports, especially golf and hunting. He was a great NASCAR fan and supported Tony Stewart no matter the race outcomes.

John was an easy spirit and well-liked by many people. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his brother Stephen, and niece Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. at New Salem Church in Pittsboro. Following the service there will be celebration of John’s life at the Pittsboro Roadhouse in Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of John W. Ratzlaff to Alzheimer’s NC, 1305 Navaho Drive, Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27609 or www. alznc.org.

Arrangements are being made through Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC.  Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

 

 BONNIE LEE COPELAND

Bonnie Lee Copeland was born September 2, 1925 in Brush Hill, Oklahoma to Joseph Pierce and Grace (Knight) Pressgrove.  She passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in Okmulgee at 89 years of age.

Bonnie graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1943.  She married Quinton Copeland on March 26, 1944 at the Beggs United Methodist Church.  Quinton’s job with the U.S. Government moved them to Ethiopia from 1958-1962.  Bonnie enjoyed fishing and the game show channel, but her greatest love was spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She liked following her daughter, Bobbi, when she played basketball and later became an avid Oklahoma City Thunder fan.  Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Pressgrove, mother, Grace Payne, husband, Quinton Copeland and a brother, Bob Pressgrove.

Survivors include her children, Quenetta Gayle Cox and husband Paul of Preston, Susan Denise Ratcliff and husband Chuck of Natura, Harry Kevin Copeland and wife LuVona of Okmulgee, and Bobbi Lovingood and companion, Jason Mueller of Pittsboro, NC; six grandchildren, Keith Cox of Natura, Jennifer Walker of Tulsa, Brandon Cox of Preston, Josh Copeland of Norman, Amelia Copeland of Oklahoma City and Nick Lovingood of Pittsboro, three great grandchildren, Jason Walker, Jr., Kiara Walker, Vaughn Cox; and her beloved dog and cat, Ginger and Louie.

Friends visited from 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday and the family was present to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Beggs, officiated by her son, Harry Kevin Copeland.  Interment followed in the Beggs Cemetery.  Casketbearers were  Keith Cox, Brandon Cox, Jason Walker, Josh Copeland, Robert Pinkston and Wesley Pinkston.

A luncheon followed the interment at the McClendon-Winters Life Celebration Center in Okmulgee.

  Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with  the family on Bonnie’s Tribute Page of the website at www.mcclendon-winters.com.

February 12. 2015
LESTER ALLEN MYRICK

Mr. Lester Allen Myrick, 82, of Bennett, died Tuesday, (02-03-2015), at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (02-07-2015) at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Curtis Barbery and Dr. Neal Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was a native of Moore County, the son of the late William Alton and Ola Blanche Albright Myrick. He was a member ofBeulahBaptistChurch, where he served as former deacon and Sunday school director. Mr. Myrick was a member of NC State Horseshoe Pitching Association  and the NC Horseshoe Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alene Maness Myrick of the home; daughter, Dianne Russell of Robbins; sons, Ricky Myrick of Bennett, Harold Myrick of Concord; sisters, Clara Jean Kennedy of High Falls, Ruby Butler of Bennett; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grand-children.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Beulah Baptist Church,8454 Howards Mill Road,Bennett, NC 27208.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

BOBBIE LEE LEMON McAULEY

Bobbie Lee Lemon McAuley, 84, ofS anford, died Tuesday, (02-03-2015) at Carolina Specialty Hospital in Pineville.

Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and will be announced later this week.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SARAH D. ISLEY SPINKS

Minister Sarah D. Isley Spinks, 83, or Ramseur died Tuesday, (02-03-2015) at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.

Funeral service was held Saturday (02-07-2015) at 2 p.m. at The Word of Life Holiness Church, with Rev. Michael L. Grier, Sr. officiating.

Burial followed at Oakland-McCrary Cemetery.

Minister Isley was born October 7, 1931 inRandolphCountyto the late Mance and Mary Isley. She was employed at Ramtex Inc for several years and retired from Ramseur Interlock. She began preaching in 1988 and founded the church that is now the Word of Life Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Griff and won, Willey Spinks.

Survivors include sons, Walter Gen Spinks, Avon Spinks, James Spinks, Benny Ray Spinks, all of Ramseur; daughters, Treva Cross ofAsheboro, Mary Lois Hubbard of Seagrove; sisters, Myrtle Kimes of Liberty, Rosetta Wright of Ramseur; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

VERNELL MARY BROOKS-MATTHEWS

Mrs. Vernell Mary Brooks-Matthews, 87, of Siler City died Saturday, (02-07-2015), at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral services were held Wednesday (02-11-2015) at 1 p.m. at Jordan Grove AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Matthews was born July 26, 1926 inChathamCounty, the daughter of the late Lee Clinton and Carrie Jane Brooks. She was a member of Jordan Grove AME Zion Church where she served in many capacities, including the Ministry of Kindness, Senior Usher Board, Senior Choir, and Home Mission Workers. She was also on the Deaconess Board, a member of Sunday School  and she was the founder the of Old Fashioned Day Celebration that has since been named Vernell Matthews Day. She was also a member of the Friendship Chapter 521, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a former Nurse’s Aide.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Matthews, a son Claude, and six siblings.

Survivors include sons, Elbert Matthews of Greensboro, Curtis Matthews, Grover Matthews, Lola Matthews, all of Siler City; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sisters, Henrietta Matthews and Katie Brady, both of Siler City, Ruth Whitley of Greensboro, and Peggie Waddell, of Ramseur.

WILLIAM EDDIE ALSTON

Mr. William Eddie Alston, 68 of Pittsboro died Saturday, (02-07-2015) at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, (02-12-2015) at 3 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church.

Mr. Alston was born February 28, 1946,  the son of the late Henry G. Alston and Lillie M. Alston Burnette. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank Henry Alston. A member of Mitchell Chapel Church, he served on the Usher and Trustee boards. He was a graduate of Horton High School, and retired from Honeywell after 28 years as a lab technician. He was a past member of St. Paul Lodge #147 of Pittsboro and G. Wesley Allen Consistory #324 of Sanford.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Helen T. Alston; mother, Lillie M Burnette of Pittsboro; daughter, Erika A. Green of Raleigh; son, Willie “Reggie” Alston of the home; and one grandson.

 

DEATH NOTICES

• Barbara Ellen Owens, 83, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (01-31-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

JAMES CARROLL WALSTON 

James Carroll Walston of Graham,North Carolinapassed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home after a long battle with cancer.  Jim was born in Salisbury,Maryland, October 14, 1943 to William Howard Walston and Nellie Jones Walston.  He was employed by Georgia Pacific Corp. inRoxboro,NCas Human Resources Director and formerly employed by  Townsends, Inc. of Siler City

He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Fields) Walston of the home; son, Michael Dean Walston of Parsonsburg, MD; daughter, Kris Ellen Huntington and husband Kirk of Parsonsburg, MD; step-daughter, Sonja Mayo of Greensboro, NC; step-son, Phillip Mayo, Jr. of Siler City, NC. Survivors also include grandson, Ryan Huntington of Salisbury, MD; granddaughter, Lorynn Huntington of Parsonsburg, MD; brother, William H. Walston, Jr. and wife, Martha of Ellicott City, MD; nephew, Scott Walston and wife, Christine of Shoreline, WA; niece, Susan Walston Price and husband, Kris of Alexandria, VA.

Jim loved to ride his motorcycle and play various musical instruments, guitar being his favorite.  He enjoyed going to concerts and taking road trips.

Funeral services were held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Keith Jones and Rev. William began one hour prior to the service and other times at the home, 2269 Sunberry Drive, Graham, NC.  Burial took place immediately following atRivesChapelBaptistChurch.

Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel aptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road,Siler City,NC27344

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

RONNIE DOUGLAS LOWE

Ronnie Douglas  Lowe, 61, of  NC Hwy  902, Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Lowe was born inChathamCountyon August 7, 1953,  the son of William Bobby andGeneva(Phillips) Lowe.   Ronnie was member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and was employed by Static Control of Sanford.  He was a NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhart.  He enjoyed collecting guns and knives and was known as a jokester with the ability to see the lighter side of most situations.  Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Phillips Lowe and a brother, David Michael Lowe.

He is survived by children, Michelle Lowe Dixon and husband Josh of Bear Creek, Jason Douglas Lowe of Bear Creek, Melissa Cheryl Lowe of Raleigh; father, Bob Lowe; sister, Cheryl L. Poe and husband Michael; brother, Darryl Lowe, all of Bear Creek: and granddaughter, Haley Corley.

The family received friends Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church,17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

BECKY BOWMAN

Asheboro- Betty Jean “Becky” Bowman, 79, of Siler City, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

She was a Randolph County native, having been born March 30, 1935 in Worthville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William Dolphus Bowman, Sr. and Stella Chandler Bowman. Also preceding her in death were sisters, Lora Adele Bowman, Elizabeth Sue Bowman and brothers, James R. Bowman, Robert G. Bowman, A.C. “Bunnie” Bowman, and a beloved niece, Bonnie Gail Beane.

Survivors are brothers, William D. Bowman, Jr. of Pleasant Garden, Lewis L. Bowman and wife Sue of Randleman; sisters, Marie B. Lowe of Snellville, GA and Patsy B. Dabbs of Siler City. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, and three  precious dogs, Ellie, Bythee, and Bonnie.

Becky was a graduate of Asheboro High School and a honor graduate of Appalachian State University.  She retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after 32 years as a librarian.  She had an avid interest in genealogy and local history, and published several books.

Please make any memorials to Hospice of Randolph County,P.O. Box 9,Asheboro, NC 27204for their kind and caring service to Becky.

Arrangements were made by Pugh Funeral Home inAsheboro.

Condolences may be made online at:    www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JAMES PHILIP CANTERBURY

James Philip Canterbury, 72, of Bear Creek went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 9, 2015.

Mr. Canterbury was born in Blue Jay,West Virginia on April 3, 1942, the son of James Woodrow and Garnet Evelyn (Crook)Canterbury.  He was an Army Veteran and employed by USF Holland Trucking Company.    Philip was a member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the building committee.  He was a former member of the Chatham County Planning Board and a current member of the Board of Directors of Bonlee Fire Department.  Philip enjoyed fishing, sports, time spent with his grandchildren and lending a helping hand to his family and friends when the need would arise.  He also was co- owner/ operator of C & E Tours.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pearl (Morrison) Canterbury; daughter, Beverly Leigh Canterbury of Asheville; son, Steven P. and wife, Margaret “Marti Canterbury” of Newton; sisters, Ruth C. Taylor, Jennie C. Freeland; brother, Charles “Pat” Woodrow Canterbury, all of Daniels, W. VA; grandchildren, Casey Philip Canterbury of the home, James Robert and Jesse Adams Canterbury of Newton.

The family  received friends Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2981 Hwy 42, Goldston, and other times at the family home.

The funeral was held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2981 Hwy 42, Goldston with Rev. Phillip Nelson officiating.  Burial  followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NANCY HELEN (Rauch) McMICHAELS

Nancy Helen McMichaels (Rauch) of Carrboro,NC passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:55 a.m. in Durham,NC.

She was born in Waterloo,IA on July 21, 1955 to Robert Rauch and the late Annie Rauch of Mattoon,IL.  She is survived by her father, Robert Rauch of Mattoon,IL; daughter, Jamie Drage (Waggoner) ofChesapeake,VA; and son, Jonathon Gibson of Mattoon,IL.  She is also survived by her sisters, Susan Vadakin (Rauch) of Mattoon,IL, Rebecca Mumma (Rauch) ofSt. Louis,MO; and brother, David Rauch of Arcola,IL.

Nancy was a graduate of Mattoon High School, class of 1973.  She moved toNorth Carolinain 1994 where she began her career as a Mortgage Broker.  Years later, she became an independent painter and owner of Quick Paint Pros in Carrboro,NC.  She was known and easily recognized by her hot pink pick-up truck that she drove around the area.  Later in life, she aspired to be a nurse and began her education before her journey with cancer began in 2013. Nancy was a kind and loving soul who always put others before herself.  Her smile and personality would light up every room.

There will be a memorial service held by her family and The Reverend Ben Alexander at the Pittsboro United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.  The address is 7 1 West Street,Pittsboro,NC27312

February 5, 2014
WALTER ODELL PERRY

Walter Odell Perry, 86, of Sanford died Tuesday, (01-27-2015) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral was held Thursday, (01-29-2015), at 2 p.m. at Rocky Fork Christian Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Perry was born inPendergrass,GA, December 11, 1928, to the late Eugene Walter and Ina Woodie Ivey Perry.  He was preceded in death by a son, Walter Mitchell Perry.  He was a Retired Major in the US Air Force.  Mr. Perry was a member at Rocky Fork Christian Church, an auctioneer, a lifetime member of The Disabled American Veterans, a lifetime member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of Sanford Wild Life Club.  He served 26 years in the US Air Force and was a recipient of two Distinguished Flying Cross medals and was a Chief Electronic Warfare Officer.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 65 years, Ruth Marie Perry of Sanford,; son, Charles Michael Perry of Eden; daughters, Patricia Perry of Gastonia, Pamela Perry Burns of Sanford; brothers, Talmadge, Keasler, Ralph and Tommy Perry, all of GA; sisters, Linda Sexton, Jeannie Ward, Margaret Tineley, all of GA, Judy Williams of NC; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES EDWARD BRAY

Charles Edward   Bray, 69, of Bear Creek died Thursday, (01-29-2015) at Chatham Hospital, Inc.

The funeral was held Monday, (02-02-2015) at 11 a.m.  at Brush Creek Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bray was born inChathamCountyon November 9, 1945, the son of Eli and Edith (Page) Bray.    Charles was a member ofBrushCreekBaptistChurchand was employed by Klopman Mills as a fixer for over 34 years. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Virginia Vestal.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jane (Thrift) Bray; son, Joshua Bray of Wilmington,; daughter, Mechelle Blackwood of Miramar, FL; mother, Edith (Page) Bray of Bear Creek; sister, Linda Brooks of Siler City; brother: Billy Joe Bray of Siler City; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILSON JUNIOR HAIRE

Wilson Junior Haire, 79, of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-31-2015), at Liberty Commons.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, (02-03-2015) at 7 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sherry Baird officiating.

Mr. Haire was born in Cumberland County on May 18, 1935, to the late William Wilson Haire and Sarah Denning Haire.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Wayne Haire, Catherine Hunter, Stella Tyson and Inez Haire.  He retired as a carpenter in home building.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Ellen Haire of the home; daughters, Rita Jordan of Asheboro, Debbie Harris of Goldston, Linda Isquierdo, Carolyn Haire and Elizabeth Jones, all of Sanford; a brother, Frankie Haire of Sanford; sisters, Mary Perrell and Peggy Tickle, both of Sanford; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children and two great-great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

MS. BERNICE SCURLOCK

Ms. Bernice Taylor Scurlock, 91, of Pittsboro passed away on Wednesday (01-28-2015) at Genesis Healthcare in Siler City.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, (02-02-2015) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Scurlock was born December 23, 1923 to the late Eurie and Willie Taylor. She was a member of Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church and retired from Webster Poultry. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Scurlock, Sr., daughter Ruby Caldwell, grandson, Travis Foxx, brother, Charlie “Dooley” Taylor and sisters, Linda Martin, Etta Alston and Iona Pugh.

Survivors include daughters, Willie M. Gray of Pittsboro, Sandra Foxx of Bonlee; step-daughter, Diane McKinney of Pittsboro; sons, James Scurlock of Winston Salem, Burnice Gray, Joseph and George Scurlock, all of Pittsboro, siblings, JD Taylor or Pittsboro, Faye Crump of Yonkers, NY; eleven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

LAWRENCE BUIE

Lawrence Buie, 84, of Vass, died Friday, (01-30-2015), at his home.

A memorial service will be held at Sandhills Assembly Church in Southern Pines on Saturday, (02-07-2015), at 2 p.m.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Carol Rosser Buie of the home; sons, Marty Buie of Cameron, Tim Buie of Vass; a daughter Pamela Epler ofGreenville; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers ,memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care,PO Box5889,251 Campground Rd.,Pinehurst,NC 28374or Sandhills Assembly of God Building Fund,6841 US Hwy1 North, Southern Pines, NC  28387.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARIA MESSINA TIBENSKY

Maria Messina Tibensky, 79, of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-31-2015), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral will be held Friday, (02-06-2015), at 5 p.m. at Beaver Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Darrin Moore presiding.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church.  Burial will follow at a later date inSandhillsStateVeteransCemetery.

Mrs. Tibensky was born inBrooklyn,NY, on May 1, 1935, to the late Joseph Messina and Rosa Commaratta Messina.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three husbands, John Crawford, Britton Mason and Richard Tibensky.  She was a member of Sanford Church of God and worked for TLC Home as a caregiver.

Surviving relatives include six children, Doreen Marie Verikokkos ofGreece, Mary Ann Lowe, John Joseph Crawford, Jr, Robert Crawford,  Rosine Perry and Joseph L Crawford, all ofSanford; brother, Joseph Louis Messina ofSanford; sister, Millie Barbados ofNew York; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ALzNC.org in her memory.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

       DEATH NOTICES

• Mrs. Dorothy Muir Mullen, of Chapel Hill died Wednesday, (01-28-2015).

• Barbara Ellen Owens, 83, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (01-31-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

“PA” LARRY LEE BASS

“Pa” Larry Lee Bass of Chapel Hill passed away unexpectedly January 27, 2015 at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill.

Mr. Bass was born inWilson, NC to the late Samuel and Olivia Bass on July 31, 1950.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna Manring Bass of Chapel Hill; son, Joey Bass and wife Tara of Chapel Hill; daughter, Kristie Roberson and husband David of Pittsboro; brothers, Jerry Bass, Don Bass, Ray Bass; and five grandchildren, Jacee Jarmon and husband Dexter of Chapel Hill, Jacob Bass and Savanna Bass, both of Chapel Hill, Taylor Roberson and Wesley Roberson, both of Pittsboro.

A visitation was held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro. A memorial service followed at 6 p.m.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Bass family.

Please place online condolences at: www.hallwynne. com.

HILDA MOON HILL

Hilda Moon Hill, of Wilmington,NC, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Silver Stream Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,Wilmington.

She was born inBennett,NCon July 2, 1934, daughter of the late William Jones and Vallie Phillips Jones.

Mrs. Hill was a life-long member of the Bennett Baptist Church in Bennett, and a member of the church choir.  She loved to play bingo and at any given opportunity enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are her daughter, Kaye Houston and husband, Michael and son Konnor of Wilmington; her son, Dean Moon and wife, Marcy of Greensboro; grandsons, Eric Moon, Yates Moon and wife, Heather; and two great-grandsons, Addison Moon and Tyler Moon.  Her husband ,Walter Hill and a son, Tony Hill preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends atBennettBaptistChurch, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.  A funeral service will be held at the church beginning at 3 p.m., immediately following the visitation hour.  Interment will be in the church cemetery and the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall afterwards.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Bennett Baptist Church,68 Bonlee Street,Bennett, NC 27207 or a charity of individual choice.

The Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, (phone 336-581-3505) will handle arrangements for the Hill family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com,

Andrews Valley Chapel

BERT JUNIOR TACKETT

Bert Junior Tackett, 60, of Hillsborough,NC, passed away at his daughter’s home on Sunday, January 25, 2015. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Bert was born December 29, 1954 inPrestonsburg,Kentuckyto the late Wilbur Lee Tackett and the late Maxie Newsome.

Throughout his life, Bert had a wide range of interests and hobbies including gardening, coin collecting, and NASCAR racing. He was a fan of bluegrass music and enjoyed attending music events. He also enjoyed traveling, often to visit family out-of-state. Bert was an amazing cook, often preparing large meals for his whole family. He had a close attachment to his cat, Boots. His life-long devotion was to his family and friends, often giving more to them than they could ever repay.

He moved from Mud Creek,Kentuckyas a child toNorth Carolina with his family. He worked in construction for many years and for theUniversityofNorth CarolinainChapel Hillfor the majority of his career; he retired from the university.

Bert is survived by his loving family including his two daughters, Crystal Gail Tackett of Spring Lake, NC and Teresa Ann Tackett of Pittsboro; his three grandchildren, Kevin Troy Helbert, Hailey Lynn Helbert, and William James Waddell; his sisters,   Barbara Johnson of Kentucky and Alpha Strowd of Edenton, NC; his brother,   Carl Tackett of Pittsboro;   his sister-in-law, Vickie Tackett of Temple, Georgia;   and his mother-in-law, Daisy Mae Hatley of Chapel Hill.  His special friends included Deborah Hatley of Pittsboro,  and Ruth Holt of Butner. He had many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxie Newsome and his father, Wilbur Lee Tackett; brothers, Frank Tackett, Edgar Tackett, Rex Tackett; sisters Lorrene Tackett, Genevieve Hall, Carol Bennett, and Geraldine Lester.

Visitation was held at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home,396 West StreetPittsboro,NC  on Friday January 30, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. Services were at Hall-Wynne on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. Burial  followed at Markham-Memorial Gardens in Chapel Hill.

Hall Wynne, Griffin Chapel has served the Tackett family.

Place online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

January 29, 2015
PERVIE VERNON GARNER

Mr. Pervie Vernon Garner, 84, of Robbins, passed away on Tuesday, (01-20-2015) at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday (01-23-2015) at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. John Williamson and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by Randolph County Honor Guard.

He was the son of the late Bessie Garner and Annie Ritter Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Hazel D. Garner, brothers, Ervin, Hubert, Cleve Garner, sisters,  Iola  Williams, Zora Mashburn,   and great-grand-son, Kale Singleton.

Mr. Garner was a truck driver with Robbins Mill, Amertron, and Burlington Industries. He was a member of Acorn Ridge Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  He was also a farmer and veteran in the Marine Corps.

Mr. Garner is survived by sons, Keith Garner of the home, Boyd Garner of Robbins; daughter, Joy Garner ofSalisbury;  seven grandchildren and nine great-grand-children.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the donor’s choice.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

JAMES VERNON WILSON

James Vernon Wilson, 86, of Sanford died Saturday, (01-24-2015), at Tara Plantation in Carthage.

A graveside service was held Monday, (01-26-2015) at 3 p.m. atLeeMemoryGardenswithRev. Billy Placeofficiating.

Mr. Wilson was born inLaconie County,MDto the late George and Pearl Wilson.  He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Thompson Wilson and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include sons, David Wilson, Douglas Wilson, both ofSanford; daughter, Deborah Hines ofSanford; six grandchildren, and many great -grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM FRANK KISER, JR.

Mr. William Frank Kiser, Jr., age 71 of Siler City, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Genesis Rehab Center in Siler City. He was the son of the late William Frank Kiser, Sr., and Mae Purvis Kiser. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Betty Lois Hayes and brother, David Lee Kiser.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Bennett, with Dr. Neal Jackson officiating. The Kiser family received visitors at the home of Tammy and Jimmy Walls on Highway 902 in Bear Creek.

Mr. Kiser was a retired maintenance mechanic for  Collins-Aikman in Siler City, working there for over 25 years.  He enjoyed the outdoors, loved his family, and watching TV.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Walls and husband Jimmy of Bear Creek, Frankie Kiser Nichols and husband Michael of Level Cross; sisters, Frances Fields  and husband Lonnie of Graham, Jo Anne Brady of Newport, NC; brother, Gary Wayne Kiser of Georgia. He also had five grandchildren, James Matthew Walls, Kristin Walls, Brian Walls, Alicia White, Heather White, and two great-grandchildren, Kagan Walls-Moore and Xyla Rae Reynolds.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Kiser Family.

BEVERLY  “SUE” PETTY Van WESTENDORP

Beverly (Sue) Petty van Westendorp departed this life inRichmond,Virginia, and went to be with our Lord on January 17, 2015.

The daughter of Dr. Carroll T. and Mrs. Vivian G. Petty, she was born on September 6, 1966, inRichmond.  A graduate of Douglas S. Freeman High School (Richmond, 1984) and Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, Virginia, 1989), she enjoyed and excelled in numerous pursuits, including running, piano, painting, drawing, and writing.  Employed through her life as a paralegal, medical office administrator, and sales and marketing consultant, her occupational passion lay in volunteerism, particularly inNorfolk,Virginia, atSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Ghent Area Ministry.  She married the love of her life, Christiaan, inRaleigh,North Carolina, on June 27, 2003, and followed him toSavannah,Georgia, andChesapeake,Virginia.

Predeceased by her father, she is survived by her husband; her mother; sisters Loretta and Denise; brothers-in-law Warren and Michael; niece Brittany; and nephews Carl, Mikey, and Brandon; amongst numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

A service celebrating her life was held in the chapel atDerbyshireBaptistChurch,8800 Derbyshire Road,Richmond,Virginia, on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  Viewing was at 11 a.m., with funeral services to immediately follow at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Norfolk, VA), Chatham County Humane Society (Savannah, GA), Norfolk Chapter of the SPCA (Norfolk, VA), National Alzheimer’s Association, or a charity of your choice.

JUDITH “JUDY” DOSSENBACH WOOD

Judith “Judy” Dossenbach Wood, 72, of Siler City died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Wood was born in Nash County on November 9, 1942, the daughter of John R. and Sadie Lee (Blount) Dossenbach.  Judy grew up inLeeCounty, was a graduate of UNC-G with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  She retired fromSilerCityElementary Schoolafter 25 years of service.  Judy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City.  She enjoyed serving others and spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby S. Wood, her parents and brother, Jack.

She is survived by daughters, Beth Wood Warren and husband, Kevin of Charlotte, Lori Wood Davis and husband, Mark of Siler City; grandchildren, Taylor Warren, Elizabeth Davis and Jackson Davis; brothers: Tom Dossenbach, Alan Dossenbach; and sister-in-law, Florence Dossenbach, all of Sanford.

The family received friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church,314 North 2nd Avenue, Siler City.  A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215-3220or Liberty Home Care and Hospice,401 East Third Street,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pugh

 WILLIAM “BILL” WOMBLE BOONE

  William  “Bill” Womble Boone, 84, of  Pine Avenue, Siler City died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

Mr. Boone was born in Chatham County on November 19, 1930, the son of Jessie and Altie (Womble) Boone.  Bill was a member of First Wesleyan Church of Siler City, and was employed by Hadley Peoples Manufacturing for 45 years. He was a part time employee of Chatham County Schools with 16 years of service.  He enjoyed traveling, gardening, his church and watching his grandchildren swim.  Bill was preceded in death by an infant son, William Womble Boone, Jr., his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Holt) Boone; daughter, Rhonda B. Poe and husband Mike of Siler City; sons, Tony Boone and wife Penny of Myrtle Beach, SC, Rev. Dr.  Dennis Boone and wife Jill of Burlington; brother, Bobby Boone of Sanford; sister-in-law, Colleen Boone; grandchildren, Michael Boone and wife Angela of Siler City, Mitchell Boone and wife Emily of High Point, Casey Biggs and wife Karen of Winston-Salem, Melissa Poe Parks and husband Preston of Pittsboro, Dillon Boone of Burlington, Tony Michael Boone of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jessie Boone of Myrtle Beach, SC; great-grandchildren, Ella Ruth and Tommy Parks of Pittsboro, Riley and Morgan Biggs of Winston-Salem, Emorie Boone of Siler City, and William Boone of High Point.

The family received friends Friday, January 23, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church of Siler City.  The funeral was Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Donald Southern and Rev. Dr. Dennis Boone officiating.  Burial followed at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, 190 Hanks Loop,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

MARGARET E. ERNST

Margaret E. Ernst, age 92, of Sharon,Wisconsin, formally of Battle Creek,MI died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Ridgestone Assisted Living Center in Delavan,WI.

Margaret was born October 29, 1922 and raised in Greensboro,NC to James and Edith (Lawrence) Edmondson.  Margaret was a supervisor at Blue Bell Factory prior to her marriage to Lt. Bill Ernst after WWII in 1946. Margaret was a devoted mother and homemaker.  She was a member ofSt. PaulEvangelicalLutheranChurchwhere she was active in the Ladies Aide and  the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  She was a member of the Lakeview Schools PTA and loved caring for her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, listening to music, gardening and collecting Angels.

Margaret is survived by daughters, Katherine “Kathy” (Rev. Dale) Blanchard of Sharon, WI, Karen L. Heath of St. Joseph, MI; sons, Ronald A. Ernst of Battle Creek, MI, Karl R. (Barbara) Ernst of Siler City, NC, and Robert K. Ernst of Bellevue,  MI;  six grandchildren, one great grandchild; sister, Louise Turner of Greensboro, NC; and a brother, Dallas (Becky) Edmonson of Greensboro, NC. Margaret is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. William S. Ernst in 1998; son, William K. Ernst in 1989; brother, James Edmondson in 1980; and sister, Rose Baucom in 2014.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, 2015 atSt. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Battle Creek,MI.  Interment followed at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred over flowers and may be given to the Rook Memorial Fund, American Legion or Salvation Army.

Arrangements are by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.

Visit Margaret’s webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com.

WILLA ELIZABETH MORGAN IVEY

Willa Elizabeth Morgan Ivey, 99, of the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields in Mebane,NC. passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.

Elizabethwas born in Chatham County,NC. She was retired from Farmers Home Administration for 45 years in Chatham an dRandolphCounties. She was an active member, Sunday School teacher, choir member of Antioch Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. She was also a member and supporter of various community and civic groups. Elizabethwas a past president, NCRFW –Chapel Hill. She was a graduate of UNCG Womens College, class of 1933.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Ivey Ferguson of Chapel Hill; grandson, Christopher Haywood Ferguson, Sr. and wife  Lisa Hallsey fromCharlotte; granddaughter, Laurie Ferguson Vinson and husband Rev.  Dr. Chad Michael Vinson of Murfreesboro, TN; great grandchildren, Christopher Haywood Ferguson, Jr., Hallsey Elizabeth Ferguson, Hamilton Booker Ferguson, Owen Davies Vinson, Griffin Wayne Vinson, and Tate Landry Vinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hildred Haywood Ivey, her parents, “Mr. Rob” R.W. Morgan and “Miss Willa” Tysor Strowd Morgan, a sister, Mary Strowd Ward, and  brothers, John Strowd, “Gene” Strowd and Ralph Morgan.

A funeral service was held Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Officiating was Rev. David Atwater and Rev. Dr. Chad Vinson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Other times they were at the residence of Virginia Ferguson, 1900 Carl Durham Road, Chapel Hill, NC27516. 

Arrangements were entrusted to McClure Funeral and Cremation Service in Graham.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church,1707 White Cross Road,Chapel Hill,NC 27516or to the charity of your choice.

  Condolences may be made to:    www.mcclurefuneral service. net.

EVELYN BRANNEN

Evelyn Brannen, 100, of Florence,AL passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Glenwood Center.

Visitation was from 11 to 1 p.m. on Saturday (01-24-2015) at Elkins Funeral Home.  The funeral service followed at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rich Hardeman officiating.  Burial was inTri-CitiesMemoryGardens.

Survivors include her daughters, Martha Kitchings, Emily Brady, Nancy Powell, and Ruthie Brannen; son, Herman Brannen, Jr.; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herman R. Brannen; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Brannen; grandson, Brannen D. Weiss; parents, Joseph David and Florence Woods Redfern; six sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers were Matt Brady, Jacob Crowley, Joshua Crowley, Paul Brady, Jack Brady, and Robert Kitchings.

Elkins Funeral Home of Florence invites you to leave online condolences at:www.elkinsfuneralhome.com. 

HAROLD OETZEL DAVIS

Harold Oetzel Davis, age 82, of Randleman, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, peacefully at his home.

Mr. Davis was born September 15, 1932, the son of Roy Oetzel and Barbara Evelyn Lewis Davis.

Mr. Davis was a native of Columbus,GAand a member of First United Methodist Churchi n Randleman.  He proudly served the State ofNorth Carolinapublic schools in Lee, Chatham andRandolphcounties before retiring in 1987. Harold was a veteran of the US Army serving inKoreafrom 1953 to 1955.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerna “Lucky” Bell Davis of the home; daughters, Bonny Davis Groce and husband Mike of Randleman, Deanne Leigh Fulkerson and husband Dennis of Las Vegas, NV, Beth Crawford and husband Barry of Beech Mountain, NC; son, John Davis and wife, JoJo of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Savanna Newcomb of Nashville, TN, Jamie George of Las Vegas, NV and Annie Davis of Nashville, TN.

The family received friends Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home,600 South Main Street, Randleman.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation,P.O. Box 1048,Asheboro,NC27204-1048or Victory Junction Gang,4500 Adams Way,Randleman,NC27317.

Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

MARY STINSON WARD

  Mary Stinson Ward, 86, of Staley died Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Mrs. Ward was born inChathamCountyon September 7, 1928, the daughter of Delphus H. and Jennie (Benner) Stinson. She was a homemaker, farmer’s wife, and a Postal Clerk. Mary was a member ofZionUnitedMethodistChurch, a former Sunday School teacher, member of the UMW, a Trustee and had been involved with the youth group. She also held several offices within the Methodist Conference, and was a 4-H Leader. Mary loved being with her children and grandsons. She was a 1947 graduate ofBonleeHigh School, a school bus driver and played softball and basketball. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents,  her husband, R. Wayne Ward and infant son, R. W. Ward, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters, Doris Jeanette and partner, Virginia Brown of Philadelphia, PA, Edith Ward Boys of Sanford, NC;  one son, John W. Ward and wife, Margo of Greenville, NC; three grandsons, Uriah, Isaac and Julian Ward; and a sister, Barbara Nell S. Cheek of Goldston.

The family received friends Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 5680 Old 421 North,Staley,NC27355.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

LUCILLE FIELDS OVERMAN

Lucille Overman, 91, of Liberty passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Clapp’s Nursing Home in Asheboro.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel with  Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.

The family received friends on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty from 2 to 3  p.m.

Lucille was the daughter of the late N.P. and Leona Picket Fields. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Overman; brother, Jerry Fields and sister, Bobbie Ward.

Surviving is her sister, Peggy Phillips and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, NC 27355 where Mrs. Overman was a member.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Overman Family.

     KALI ALICIA BEAL

Miss Kali Alicia Beal, 19, died tragically on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Kali was born inSanford,North Carolinaon September 05, 1995 to Kristin and Robert “Shannon” Beal.

She is survived by her grandparents, R.G. and Diane Beal, and Charles and Mary Webster, both of Goldston; her sister, Anna Beal of Pittsboro; her uncles, James and Patricia Beal, Mark and Jackie Beal, all of Broadway, Lee Ethridge and Wendy of Durham; her nephew, Saylor Mitchell; her cousin, Johnmark Beal of Bear Creek; and her boyfriend, David Alston of Pittsboro.

Kali was aSageAcademygraduate and attendedChathamCentralHigh School. She loved color, music, taking photos, competing in softball and basketball and especially, her cat, Izzy. Those who knew Kali quickly found her to be honest and fair, always placing other’s needs before her own.  Her compassionate and nurturing heart showed throughout the care she gave to her patients as a Certified Nursing Assistant, (CNA). Kali loved to live life to its fullest and will always be remembered for her genuinely sweet, warm, smile that instantly invited one in return.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel, in Pittsboro.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at theGoldstonUnitedMethodistChurch, Goldston, with the Rev. David King officiating.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Beal family.

January 22, 2015
 RUTH POWERS PHIPPS 

Ruth Powers Phipps, 80, of Bennett, passed away at her home on Monday, (01-12-2015). She was the daughter of the late Jack Powers and Payton Riggsbee Powers. She was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, (01-16-2015) at Fall Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Phipps was a Chatham County native, and a retired machine operator for Liggett-Meyers Tobacco Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Jackie Crawford.

Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Phipps of the home; daughters, Wanda O’Neal of Durham, Martha Jo Phipps of Hillsborough, Elizabeth P. Foster of  Yanceyville; sons, William Y. Phipps ofLouisburg, Robert G. Phipps of Hillsborough; brother, Joe Powers of Bennett; sisters, Kay Simpson of Carthage, Joyce Bissette ofDurham; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARIE GRIFFIN COVERT

Marie Griffin Covert, 94, of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-13-2015) at Genesis Center, Siler City.

Funeral services were held Friday, (01-16-2014) at 2 p.m.  at Meroney United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Covert was born in Chatham Countyo n February 20, 1920, the daughter of Ralph and Pauline (Smith)Griffin.  She was a member of Meroney United Methodist and a homemaker.  Marie was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Covert, her parents, and a sister, Margie Beal.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy C. Brewer of Bennett; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Memorials may be made toMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch,10568 NC Hwy902,Bear Creek,NC27207.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GLADYS KELLY GRIFFITH

Gladys Kelly Griffith, 85, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (01-14-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held at Moore Union Christian Church on Friday, (01-16-2015) at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Yarborough presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Griffith was born August 30, 1929 in Lee County,  the daughter of Henry Gattis (Jim) Kelly and Emma Womack. Gladys attendedBroadwaySchooland was a member of Moore Union Christian Church where she taught  a Sunday School Class and was the church secretary.  She retired from JC Penney’s in Sanford. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clinton Lawton Kelly.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Griffith of 65 years; daughter, Linda Carol Sloan; son, William Roger Griffith; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter; two step-granddaughters, and three step-great-grandsons.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

HENRY CARL MORGAN, JR.

  Henry Carl Morgan, Jr., 83, of Bear Creek died Friday, (01-16-2015).
A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, (01-19-2015) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Ed Hart and Rev. Michael Harper officiating.

Mr. Morgan was a native of Boydton,VA, the son of Henry C. Morgan, Sr. and Mary Lucille (Layton) Morgan. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Antioch Christian Church. Henry retired from Cuddy Farms and had worked at Webster’s Poultry in Pittsboro. He was preceded in death by children, Mary Lucille and Dewey, brother and sisters,Garland, Dolly and Mildred.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty (Johnson) Morgan; sons, Dennis, Richard and Tim; daughters, Deborah and Connie; 18 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lee County.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CORNELIUS EDWARD McINNIS

Cornelius Edward McInnis, 68, of Sanford, died Friday, (01-16-2015), at Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (01-20-2015) at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Dowdy and Rev. Terry McInnis presiding.  Burial was in Lee Memory Gardens.

Mr. McInnis was born inLeeCounty, on February 10, 1946, to the late Hubert Alton and Mattie Marie Hart McInnis.  He was self employed as an accountant and served his country in the US Air Force.

Surviving relatives include his wife Gladys Coggins McInnis of the home; a son, Michael Hubert McInnis of Pittsboro; daughters, Jennifer Swanson ofMassachusetts, Kristina McInnis Houston ofSanford; brothers, James Alton McInnis of Sanford, Rev. Terry McInnis of Beaufort; sisters, Judy Collier, Betsy Johnson, both of Sanford; and five grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

ROLAND J. KIDD

Roland Junior Kidd, 64, of Asheboro, died Saturday, (01-17-2015).

A graveside service was conducted at  2 p.m. on Wednesday, (01-21-2015), at Deep River Baptist Church Cemetery in Ramseur, with Pastor Sam Tally officiating.  Military honors were provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Kidd was born in Randolph County, on June 8, 1950.  He served in the US Army during Vietnam and was then employed by  Hughes Furniture.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roland B. Kidd and brother, Calvin Dean Kidd.

Surviving are daughters, Sherri Anne Kidd of Asheboro, Donna Renee Kidd  of Colbern, VA; son, James Calvin Kidd of Asheboro; mother, Mary Louise Carter Kidd, of Asheboro; sisters, Brenda Kidd Stovall, of Siler City, Virginia Kidd Rich of Asheboro; brother, Roger Eugene Kidd of Asheboro; and ten grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LoveLine Cancer Support Program, c/o High Point Regional Health Foundation, P.O. Box HP-5, High Point, NC 27261; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Make online condolences at: www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

BESSIE L. SILER

Mrs. Bessie L. Siler, 81, of Siler City died Thursday, (01-15-2015) at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Funeral services were held Monday, (01-19-2015t at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church in Staley with Bishop William Goins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Siler was a member of Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church where she served as a “Mother of the Church”.

Survivors include a son, Dwight Siler of Siler City; daughters, Phyllis Siler, Vernonica Emerson, both of Greensboro, Cheryl Hill, Nancy Siler, Verline Siler, all of Siler City; four brothers, 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

CLARA MAE COX

Clara Mae McNeill Cox, 83, passed away Friday (01-16-2015) at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.  She had been a resident of Universal Healthcare in Ramseur.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, (01-19-2015) at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ramseur with Rev. Bruce McLanahan, Rev. Mark Beane, and Dr. Rev. Howard McNeill officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Harrison and Flossie Williamson McNeill, aMooreCountynative, and retired from Kayser-Roth in Ramseur. Ms. Cox attended Shiloh Baptist Church, was a member of the Eastern Star in the Marietta Lodge, Ramseur. She was preceded in death by her husband, June Walter Cox, sisters,  Rona McNeill Brown, Cleadell Williamson and brothers, Harvey, Lloyd, Dewey, and Herman McNeill.

She is survived by sisters, Myrtle Brewer Comer of Seagrove, Rachel McNeill Bouldin of Asheboro, Viola McNeill Hayes and Betty McNeill Maness, both of Seagrove; and brother, Roy H. McNeill of Seagrove;

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

SHELBY MAE SPIVEY WOMACK KENNEDY

Shelby Mae Spivey Womack Kennedy, 73, of Sanford died Friday, (01-16-2015) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Moore County.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (01-18-2015) with Rev. David Boroughs and Rev. Roger Thomas presiding.  Burial followed in the Spivey Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Kennedy was born inLeeCounty, August 9, 1941, to the late Julian Wicker Spivey and Pearl McDuffie Spivey.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Mack Womack, a daughter, Rosemary Faulkner, a grandson, Zachary Womack and a sister, Susie Hall.  She retired from W Koury Company and was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harrison Kennedy; sons,  Buddy Womack and Jimmy Womack, both of Sanford; a sister, Sally Patterson of Sanford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIE ROGER GOINS

Willie Roger Goins, 73, of Sanford died Thursday, (01-15-2015), at St. Josephof the Pines in Moore County.

The funeral was held Monday, (01-10-2015) at  11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joel Cameron presiding.  Burial followed at Buffal oCemetery.

Mr. Goins was born in Rockingham County, on April 5, 1941, to the late Edd and Dealie Hickman Goins. He  was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra H. Goins, brothers, Ronnie Goins, Bud Goins; sisters, Olie Baker, Orene Kellam and Doris Goins.  He was a former member of Sanford NC National Guard Unit and retired from Lee Iron and Metal Company.

Surviving are a son, Will Goins of Greensboro; daughter, Tessia Goins Holder of Swann Station; one granddaughter and four grandsons.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ARTHUR “JAYBIRD” JAY GRIFFIN

Arthur “JayBird” Jay Griffin, 52, of Cameron died Saturday, (01-17-2015) at his home.

The service was held Wednesday, (01-21-2015) at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Griffin presiding. The family received friends prior to the service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

JayBird was born inLeeCounty, December 17, 1962, to the late Robert “Bobby” Lewis Griffin and Faye Wicker Griffin.  He was employed by Magneti-Marelli as a die caster.

Surviving is a son, James Griffin of Cameron; brothers, Robert Lewis “Robby”Griffin, II of Sanford, Rev. Michael Griffin of Rockingham; and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kyle Petty Victory Junction Ride,4500 Adams Way,Randleman,NC 27317.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ELMO H. McNEESE

Elmo H. McNeese, 86, of Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler Cityd ied Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mr. McNeese was born October 23, 1928 in Franklinton,Louisiana, the son of Jessie and Jennie (Summerall) McNeese.   Elmo was a farmer with a love for horses.  He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting and traveling.  He had a gift of gab and could be found talking with people from all walks of life.  Elmo served his country as a Merchant Marine, in the Coast Guard.  He was a rescue diver and an expert marksman.

He was a member of the Siler City Masonic Lodge # 903 A.F. & A.M. for 62 years, a Shriner, and a Scottish Rite.   Elmo was a 32 Degree Mason and received a Diamond Jubilee Certificate for 60 years of service.  He had served as chaplain for the Siler City Lodge.   He had a brick placed in his honor, at the Children’s Hospital in Greensville, South Carolina and often transported children to the Shriner Hospital.  He was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church and was a past superintendant of the Sunday school. Elmo was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean (Culberson) McNeese; daughters, Janet M. Faulk and husband, Bobby of Mooresville, Margie M. Edwards and husband Jeff of Columbia, TN; sons, Henry McNeese and wife Michaela of Atlanta, Georgia, Michael McNeese and wife, English of Staley; sister, Jennie M. Henderson of Lafayette, LA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Greg Burriss officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with Masonic rites.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,P O Box 9,Asheboro,NC 27204or Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 SilerCity, Snow Camp Road, Siler City,NC 27344.

Make online condolences at:     www.pughfuneralhome. com.

 RUTH BOEKELHEIDE NORTHINGTON

Ruth Boekelheide Northington, 96, of Siler City died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at home.

Mrs. Northington was born November 19, 1918 inNorthville,South Dakota, the daughter of William and Lulu (Schlake) Boekelheide.  Ruth was a graduate of South Dakota State and then pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Chicago.

Ruth married Dr. James Northington in Vermillion,South Dakotain 1945.  The couple made their home inSilerCityin 1961.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City, the Chatham Hospital Auxiliary, the Garden Club and the Coffee Break Bowling League.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Anne Northington Mathias and husband Dean of Siler City; one son, Bill Northington of Greenville; grandchildren, Helen Mathias of Greensboro, Cate  and John Northington of Ormond Beach,FL, Bryce Northington of Durham and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Sunday, January 18, 2015 at  3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating.  The family received friends in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church,1101 West Raleigh Street, PO Box 212,Siler City,NC27344or The Salvation Army,PO Box 752,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at    www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

 BERTA MAE TILLMAN

  Berta Mae Tillman passed away at Coble Health Center, TwinLakes on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, after months of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her husband of  64 years, Ernest F. Tillman; three brothers, Ed Wilson, C. D. Wilson, Ray Wilson, and infant granddaughter, Julie Ann Pleasants.

Berta Mae was born on July 11, 1925, to the late Paul Alexander Wilson and Ruby Phillips Wilson. She was the oldest of seven and grew up in a simple rural setting where she, alongside her mother, shared responsibility for six younger brothers.  She graduated fromBonleeHigh Schooland worked for many years at A.J. Schneierson and Son inSilerCity.  She was a longtime member of Moon’sChapelBaptistChurch, where she taught Sunday School, was Director of the WMU and a member of the choir.

Her family and friends were very important to her.  She was an accomplished cook and always had a dish in hand when visiting friends and neighbors.  Her pastimes were golf, which she enjoyed with her husband, as well as gardening and flower arranging.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and wry wit which we all enjoyed.  She had a special relationship with her grandchildren and great-grand-children, who kept her young at heart.

Cherishing memories of a wonderful life are two daughters, Linda Pleasants and husband David of Greensboro, Becky Oliver and husband Tommy of Gibsonville; one son, Mike Tillman of Ramseur; her grandchildren, David Pleasants III, Lisa Pleasants, Christie Pleasants-Heffner and Meredith Hargett; three surviving brothers, Ralph Wilson of Siler City, Arthur Wilson and Jerry Wilson, both of Bear Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her great-grandchildren are Nina and Lyric Pleasants, Athena and Saiona Braman-Pleasants, Georgia Heffner and Landon Michael.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Alamance House inBurlington, where she was a resident for almost two years, and also to Michele, Gwen, Tom and Rhonda of Coble Health Center,TwinLakes, Elon for their loving care and compassion to our mother.

The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, with a celebration of life service beginning at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith and Buckner Funeral Home are assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

THOMAS EUGENE FARMER    

Thomas Eugene Farmer died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Thomas was born inDayton,OHon March 5, 1937.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Kathleen Farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elaine Farmer of Pittsboro; son, Thomas David Farmer and wife Maureen of Pittsboro; daughters, Kimberly Elaine Fishman of Addison, TX,  Jennifer Lynn Barnett and husband Phil of Wilmington, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chatham UNC Hospice,480 Hillsboro Street,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Farmer family.

Make online condolences at www.hallwynne. com.

January 15, 2015
JOHN ALBERT ANDREW

John Albert Andrew, 94, formerly of Cramerton, Mount Holly and Goldston, died Wednesday, (01-07-2015) at Coventry House.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (01-10-2015) at 11 a.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery with Josh Conrad officiating and military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Andrew was born in Chatham County on May 23, 1920, the son of Carmie and Alice (Headen) Andrew.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII, owner/operator of Cramerton Barber Shop and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mt Holly.  John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lewis Andrew and sister, Berta Mae Trodgon.

There are no immediate survivors.  Make online condolences at:www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

WANDA LEE COX NANCE

Mrs. Wanda Lee Cox Nance, 76, of Randleman, passed away at her home on Friday, (01-09-2015).

Services were held Sunday, (01-11-2015), at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Asheboro, with Rev. Tim Strider, Rev. Scotty Carpenter, and Rev. Mark Hall officiating. Burial followed in the Clear View Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklinville.

Mrs. Nance was a Randolph County native, and a retired barber from Click’s Hair Specialist. She was the daughter of the late Yancey Young Cox and Bleeka Brewer Cox. She was also preceded in death by brothers  Ira Cox, Donald Cox, Lloyd Cox,  sisters, Doris Cox York, Marie Cox Gee, and Martha Cox Teague. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Asheboro, and was former president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gideons.

Survivors include her husband,Clinton“Click” Nance of the home;  daughters, Terrie Nance McDowell of Randleman, Deborah “Debbie” Nance Goforth of Morganton; son,  Clinton Owens Nance, II of Asheboro; sister, Betty Glass of Liberty; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

EDWARD PHILLIP “PETE” HALL

Edward Phillip (Pete) Hall, 60, of Sanford died Saturday, (01-10-2015), at his residence.

The service was held Wednesday, (01-14-2015) at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The family received friends following the service.

Mr. Hall was born in Bell County TX, on October 28, 1954 to Edward Thomas Hall and the late Hannelore Faatz Hall.  He retired from the U.S. Army in 1996 at the rank of CWO ll.  He owned and operated Pete’s Store for 10 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Caprisha Amber Hall; father, Edward Thomas Hall of Sanford; a sister, Vera Hall Batchelor of Sanford;  brothers, Donald R. Hall of Wilson,  Vernon L. Hall of Sanford, and Kenneth G. Hall of Weaverville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to D.A.V. Michael J Thomas Chapter # 5,Broadway,N.C.27505.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEATH NOTICES

•  James Franklin Perry, 88, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (01-07-2015).

• Elizabeth Ann Miller, 89, ofChapel Hilldied Monday (01-05-2015).

• John Elliott Parry, 89, ofChapel Hilldied Thursday, (01-08-2015).

• Hillel J. Gitelman, 82, ofChapel Hilldied Monday, (01-12-2015).

• George W. McKinney, ofChapel Hilldied Tuesday, (01-13-2015).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

FRED HAROLD STOKES

   Fred Harold Stokes, age 91, of Dallas,GA, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.

He was born on November 8, 1923, in Hilly,Louisiana, to the lateC.A.and Mary DeLony Stokes, and was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Stokes, brother, B. Ragan Stokes, and sister, Drucille Tidwell.  Mr. Stokes was a United States Marine Veteran serving in World War II, and was a member ofDallasFirstBaptistChurch.  He worked at Lockheed-Martin as an Aero Engineer, and later at Grummen Aircraft in Long Island,N.Y., and Piper Aircraft in Lakeland, FL.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and  Chris Stokes of Dallas, GA, Harold and Elaine Stokes of Dallas, GA, Gerald and Carol Stokes of Douglasville, GA, David and Gayla Stokes of Dallas, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Bob Mason of Hahira, GA; half-brothers, Tad Stokes, Wayne Stokes and Joe Stokes; half-sister, Jane Williamson; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home, with Reverend Jeremy Lundy officiating. Interment followed in Paulding Memorial Gardens. James Stokes, Brian Stokes, Hal Stokes, Brad Stokes, Chad Allen, Jeremy Hines, Bruce Jackson, Jeremy Knight, and James Mason  served as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.    www.samclark

funeralhome.com.

 

IMOGENE “JEAN” DODD EVANS

Imogene “Jean” Dodd Evans, 90, of Siler City died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Universal Health Care Of Ramseur.

Jean was born March 15, 1924 in Sweet Water,Tennessee, the daughter of Hampton and Lydia Johnson (Honey) Dodd.  She attendedSilerCityPentecostalHolinessChurchwhere she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.   Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and pier fishing along the coast with her mother.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Austin of the home; daughter, Judy Davis and husband Steve; son, Robert “Bob” and wife Nancy Evans, both of Siler City; grandchildren, Tonya Cone and husband Brian of Statesville, Chad Evans and wife Lori of Albemarle, Trent Davis of Little River, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Nathan Cone and Maddie and Carter Evans; and sister, Margaret Jo Miller of Miramar Beach, Florida.

The family received friends Friday, January 9, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

  DANIEL L. “DAN” GRAHAM

   Daniel L. “Dan” Graham, 87, of Pittsboro,NC peacefully passed away in his sleep Saturday afternoon, January 3, shortly before a mass for his beloved late wife was being said at the St. Julia Catholic Church.  Dan was born on April 28, 1927 in Donnelsville, Ohio, the son of Louis J. and Barbara Jane (Leffel) Graham.  After graduating Olive Branch High School, he served in the United States Navy, including the end of WWII. He attendedWittenbergUniversity on the GI Bill of Rights, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1951.  That year he was hired at Clark Air Base onLuzon Island,Philippines, where he was a popular teacher. Dan left Clark AB in 1959 to farm coffee in the Bukidnon Province of Mindanao Island,Philippines, a place he loved and would share stories about. He met his late wife, Jean, during his time in Bukidnon and together they moved to Pohnpei Island,Micronesia in 1971 where he served as teacher at Ponape Agriculture and Trade School and later as Economic Development Advisor for the governments of Pohnpei and Chuuk Islands. In 1983, their family moved to Pittsboro where Dan was a farmer and woodworker, spending Saturday mornings selling with his family at the Carrboro Farmers Market.  He and Jean grew many vegetables and fruits and he handcrafted cedar chests and other wood products. Even after health made it difficult to farm and woodwork, he continued to attend the Carrboro market with his son. Dan was energized by the vitality of the market and he relished the friends who would visit him there to share discussions on current events, theology or philosophy. Dan enjoyed BBC and NPR radio and reading; in his later years he remained sharp, desiring to continually seek knowledge and truth. At nearly 70, he learned to use the computer where he typed numerous essays and connected with friends from around the world.  Dan also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and would often call them his pride and joy. He delighted in their accomplishments and growth.

Dan is survived by his son Daniel “Danny” Graham, Jr. of Henderson, NV and grandchildren Desirea and Darryl Graham, his daughter Charleen (Graham) Cody and husband Jeff of Chapel Hill and grandchildren Chance and Bryce Cody, his son Louis T. Graham and wife Patricia of Pittsboro and grandchildren Sydney and Louis Graham, Jr. and his son Jonathan T. Graham and wife Samantha of Suffolk, VA. Dan is also survived by two sisters, Mollie (Clarence) Mohr of Springfield, OH and Susie (Robert) Hazel of Lexington, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Generosa “Jean” (Flora) Graham, sister Barbara Lou Sotomeyer and brother Louis “Luke” Graham.

As Dan was a gift in life, so he was in death with his wish to serve anatomical research.

A memorial service will be held at the Carrboro Farmers Market Commons on Saturday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

JOANNE CLARK WEST

Joanne Clark West, 79, of 118 Acentala Court, Raleigh died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. West was born in Chatham County on April 3, 1935 the daughter of James Claude and Evangeline Brower Clark.  Joanne was a teacher with more than 30 years of service, beginning her career atHenrySilerSchool.  She was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church.   Joanne was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Ray West of the home; daughter, Amy W. Jones and husband, Wade of Mount Holly, NC; sons, David West and wife, Sherry of Raleigh, Mike West and wife, Shanna of Troy; sisters, Elaine Thain and husband, Ed, Ruth Holiday,  both of Siler City; brothers, Robert Clark, Frank Clark and wife, Barbara, Dean Clark and wife, Nina, all of Siler City; grandsons, Jordan and Sam Jones and Brodie and Gray West.

The family received friends Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City,NC.

The funeral was held Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725,Charlotte, NC 28210.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 

JAMES “JIMMY” WADE HARRIS

James “Jimmy” Wade Harris, 71, of Pittsboro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  Jimmy was born to the late Wade and Annie Harris on August 28, 1943 in the Silk Hope community ofChatham County,NC.  Jimmy was a genuinely loving and devoted husband to Polly, his wife and life mate of 54 years.  He was equally devoted and supportive of his two sons, Roger and Greg, in which he instilled his values as a father and friend.

Jimmy loved sports and wanted others around him to enjoy them.  No one was more at home on the basketball court, coaching on the baseball field or tirelessly playing in the backyard with his family than Jimmy.  The relationships and experiences he formed while playing and coaching were among the most rewarding and lasting values of his life.

Upon graduating from school, Jimmy started his 45 year career with Sears, working his way up to management positions and ownerships of Sears stores in Pittsboro, Siler City and Sanford, NC.  Always the competitor, Jimmy approached his work the same way he approached sports, striving to be the best he could be and achieving great success.

Jimmy was the youngest of three siblings and is survived by his wife Polly Harris; sons, Roger and Greg Harris of Raleigh and their families, including four grandchildren; sisters, June McMath of Greensboro, Frances Cockman of Snow Camp and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

We the family would like to thank Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill for their patient and gracious care of our husband and father during this trying time.  We would also like to thank the nurses and doctors at UNC Hospitals.

The family received friends Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting.  The funeral was Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting,1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City with Kevin Rollins and Ken Spivey officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. 

ALICE  HILLIARD GILLILAND HAMMER

Alice Hilliard Gilliland Hammer, 99, of Goldston, a former resident of Ramseur, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at Sanford Health & Rehab, Sanford.

Mrs. Hammer was born in Goldston on February 4, 1915, the daughter of Bernice and Lucy (Gaines) Hilliard.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, retired from Klopman’s in Ramseur after 40 years of service. Aliceenjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, working with her flower gardens and traveling.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Romie Hammer; son, Ronald Gilliland; her parents; and a brother, Everette Hillilard.

She is survived by one daughter, Vivian G. Petty ofRichmond,VA; two sons: J. B. Gilliland and wife Jackie, Lionel Gilliland and wife Camilla, all of Goldston; daughter-in-law, Augusta Gilliland of Goldston; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Monday, January 12, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church,3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston and at other times at the home of her son, J. B. Gilliland.  The funeral was held Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.  Burial followed inGainesGroveCemetery, Goldston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaines Grove Cemetery, c/o Steve Gaines,135 Oren Gaines Road, Goldston,NC 27252.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

RUDOLPH CLAYTON WILLETT, JR., “TINK”

Mr. Rudolph Clayton Willett, Jr. “Tink”, age 76, of Randolph Street in Bennett, passed away at his home on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, sister, and granddaughter, Courtney Willett.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Bennett Baptist Church in Bennett with the Rev. Tim Strider, and John Phillips officiating.

Mr. Willett, “Tink,” was a Chatham County native, and a truck driver for over 40 years for Klaussner Furniture. He liked to camp, ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but most of all loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son, Tony K. Willett and wife Gina of Bennett; grandson, Clay Willett and his wife Jennifer of Asheboro; great-granddaughter, Addison Willett; mother, Pearl Willett of Bennett; brothers, James (Bub) Willett and wife Vernece of Asheboro, Bill Willett and wife Pat of Bennett; sisters, Emma Hoffman of Lexington, Lanie Estridge and husband Tony of Bennett, Dottie Mendenhall and husband Larry of Siler City; and special friend, Berlene Wright of Asheboro.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Jim’s Kids,2262 Race Track Road,Sophia,NC27350.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is honored to serve the Willett family.

HOWARD WEAVER, JR.

Howard Weaver, Jr., 72, passed away in his home, Friday, January 09, 2015.

He was born January 12, 1942, in Mahoning County,Ohio, to the late Howard Weaver, Sr. and Mary Louise Turnbull.

Mr. Weaver was a local building contractor and former District Boy Scout Leader of Pack 0970.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Zigler ofOhio.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Ann Weaver of Pittsboro; his sons, Nicholas Weaver, Sr. of Carrboro, and Howard Weaver III of Boone; his daughter,  Terry Getzoff of Raleigh; his brother,  Frank Weaver of Ohio; along with numerous grandchildren.

A visitation was held from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Browns Chapel UMC, Pittsboro. The funeral service began at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made through Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

LOIS HARRIS MOORE

 Lois Harris Moore died peacefully at her home on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Lois was born in Apex, NC on November 12, 1924.  She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Fabius and Floyda Seagroves, her husbands, Joseph Prichart Harris and James Sidney Moore, her daughter, Ann Virginia Harris and her granddaughter, Tanya Kay Jennings.

She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Jo Harris, Mary K Harris and son-in-law, Gerald Blount; her granddaughters, Sarah Davis and Amy St. Louis  and husband Scott St. Louis; her grandsons ,Joseph Estes and Will Estes, and great-granddaughters, Brenda St. Louis, Lois Geist, Soliani Estes and great-grandson, Ryan St. Louis.

Lois moved to Pittsboro when she married Joe in the early 1940’s and enjoyed a very long and active life.   They built the house she has lived in for over 50 years.  She and Joe enjoyed riding horses while raising their daughters. Lois worked at the Kayser-Roth hosiery mill in Pittsboro, the Bank of Pittsboro and Social Services before obtaining her accounting degree at night school to become the Town Clerk of Pittsboro for over 20 years.  Lois touched many hearts and was a very giving person to all.  She loved her friends and family.  She was very fond of music, dancing, travel, fishing, and cooking.  She was famous for her pound cakes and chicken and dumplings.  She was always telling folks to slow down and take time to “smell the roses”.  Lois was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and loved going to the conventions.  She volunteered at the Pittsboro Historical Museum and loved to meet the people that visited there.  She was a member of the Pittsboro Baptist Church and the 3 L’s.  She loved going to the Christmas shows at Myrtle Beach and other trips the 3 L’s sponsored.  She also loved going to Charlie’s Barn on Friday nights for the music and friendship and to the Sanford Enrichment Center on Saturday night where she sold half-and-half tickets.  Lois will be remembered and missed by all the folks who knew her.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, January 14   at  1 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church located at 204 West Salisbury Street in Pittsboro. A visitation was held after the service at the Pittsboro Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chatham County Council on Aging, 365 North Carolina Highway 87, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Moore family.  Please place online condolences at       www.hallwynne.com.

January 8, 2015
BARRY MARK POINDEXTER

Barry Mark Poindexter, 53, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Sanford, died Friday (12-26-2014).

The funeral service was held Wednesday, (12-31-2014), at 2 p.m. at Rocky Fork Christian Church in Sanford.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Poindexter was born December 4, 1961, inLeeCounty, to Glenn Poindexter and Joyce Griffin Thomas.    He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Koch and step-father, George Thomas.  He was employed by Performance Fibers.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Glenn Poindexter and wife Linda of Sanford;  mother, Joyce Thomas of Sanford; wife, Sherry Ann Goodwin Poindexter of Holly Ridge; step-sons, Rodney Blanks of South Boston, VA, Matthew ”Matt” Blanks of Sanford; brother, Terry Glenn Poindexter of Midland, TX and five step-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

WILFRED “CORKEY” GRENFELL CAULK

Mr. Wilfred “Corkey” Grenfell Caulk, 80, Bennett passed away Saturday, 01-03-2014 at his home.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

He was the son of the late Ernest E. and Edna Brown Caulk. He was a retired truck driver for Perdue, and a veteran in the U.S. Army. Mr. Caulk was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Glendon. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Shirley Owens Caulk.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com .

RUBY CALCUTT WESTER

Mrs. Ruby Calcutt Wester, 86, of Sanford died Tuesday, (12-30-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (01-03-2015), at 11 a.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wester was born inLeeCountyto the late James and Maggie Stone Calcutt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burtice Wester, Sr., son, Billy Ray Wester, and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are sons, James E. Wester, William B. Wester, both of Olivia; daughters, Vonnie Crisco, Debra Wicker, both of Olivia; brother, James “Bill” Calcutt of Merritt Island, FL; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Olivia Presbyterian Church,P.O. Box 88,Olivia,NC. 28368.

MARION “BILLIE” MANN McLAUGHLIN

Marion “Billie” Mann McLaughlin, 89, Siler City died Friday, (011-02-2015) at Siler City Center.

A graveside service was held Sunday, (01-04-2015) at 1 p.m.  at Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. Tripp Harmon officiating.

Mrs. McLaughlin was born inAlamanceCountyon March 19, 1925, the daughter of William Owen and Viola Coleman Mann.  She was a homemaker and had worked for Hadley Peoples Manufacturing for 25 years. Marionwas preceded in death by her husband, Gene McLaughlin; grandson, James McLaughlin and her parents.

She is survived by daughters, Phyllis M. Craig ofSilerCity, Jane M. Hallman of Asheboro; son, Lynn McLaughlin, Jr of Laurinburg; brother, John Mann of Charlotte;  six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DORIS REGINA WEATHERS MORTON

Doris Regina Weathers Morton, 58, of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-03-2015), at Central Carolina Hospital.

A funeral service was held at Sanford Free Will Holiness Church on Wednesday, (01-07-2015) at 3 p.m. with Pastor Pearl Castleberry presiding.   The family received friends following the service at the church or at1380 Pickett Road,Sanford.

Mrs. Morton was born inLeeCounty, on November 29, 1956, to the late James Linton and Idella Hall Weathers.  She was employed as a seamstress at W Koury Company.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Ronald Paul Morton ofSanford; a son Brandon Scott Morton; a stepson, Joseph Paul Morton. both of Sanford; a daughter, Brandi Renee Sanderson of Sanford; brothers James L Weathers of San Diego, CA, Larry Edward Weathers of Sanford; and one grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT WORTH GEORGE

Robert Worth George, 56 of Moncure, died Monday (12-29-2014) at his home.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Haywood Independent Bible Church with Rev. David Twigg officiating.

He was born in Wake County, son of the late Worth Daniel George and Frances Jean Broadwell George.

Surviving is his wife, Brenda Goodwin George of the home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Smith Funeral Home,PO Box 138, Moncure, NC 27559 to assist with funeral expenses.

GILBERT LEE STONE

Gilbert Lee Stone, 91, of Sanford died Saturday, (01-03-2015) at his residence.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (01-07-2015), at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Sayles presiding.  Burial followed inLeeMemoryGardenswith military rites.

Mr. Stone was born in Lee County, on January 5, 1923, to the late Ferd Robert and Jennie Belle Autry Stone.  He retired from Sanford Brick and Tile Company after forty years of employment.  Mr. Stone served his country in the US Army during WWII.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Virginia Moore Stone; brothers David, James, and Bennie Stone; sisters, Annie Belle Wicker and Betty Harrington.

Surviving relatives include his son, Ronald Lee Stone of Sanford; daughter, Tammy Stone Beal of Sanford; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

MALCOLM LEVERN STONE

  Malcolm Levern Stone, 75, of Sanford died Sunday, (01-04-2015) at his residence.

The funeral will be held Friday, (01-09-2015) at  2 p.m.  at Grace Chapel with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. Bob Yandle presiding.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Stone was born in Lee County, on January 30, 1939, to the late James David and Lula Parrish Stone.  He worked as a computer consultant for several years at UNC.  He was a member at Grace Chapel Church.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Linda Springs Stone; son, Michael Stone of Sanford; daughters, DeAnna Wahlers of Apex, Kim Moes of Willow Springs; brothers, Robert Stone, Terry Stone, and Nick Stone, all of Sanford, Jack Stone of Supply; a sister, Priscilla Parrish of Sanford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (01-08-2015), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com Bridges-Cameron      Funeral Home is serving the family. 

 

BRENDA GAIL MILLIGAN OWEN

Ms. Brenda Gail Milligan Owen, 67, of Robbins passed away, Thursday, (01-02-2015) at her home.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (01-03-2015), at 2 p.m. at Prosperity Friends Church in Robbins with Rev. Terry Reynolds officiating.

Ms. Owen was the daughter of the late Arthur M. Milligan and Maezell Cain Milligan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Jessica Ann Brady; and brother, Arthur Milligan ,Sr.

She was a retired Registered Nurse, with a Bachelor’s Degree, and had worked at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, and Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Surviving is a  daughter, Cathy Brady of Robbins, brothers, Glenn Milligan, James Milligan, all of Siler City, and one grandson.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Cancer Care Fund Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374, or Prosperity Friends Church Cemetery Fund, 2487 River Road,Robbins,NC27325

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

JOYCE ANN HORTON STEWART

Joyce Ann Horton Stewart, 80, of Sanford, died Thursday, (01-01-2015), at Westfield Rehab and Health Center.

The memorial service was held at 3 p.m.  in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Mr. Tony Caudle presiding.

She was born in Harnett County to the late Lyman and Berta Wilburn Horton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ellis Stewart and brothers, Elwood and Sherrill Horton.  She worked as an LPN at Pinelake in Carthage.

She is survived by son, Mickey Stewart of Cameron; daughter, Kimberly Harrison of Sanford; brothers, Bill Horton of Carthage; sisters,  Doris Smith of Fuquay Varina, Betty Lou Holder of Spring Lake, Linda Caudle of Greensboro, Brenda Spell of Wade; three grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BOBBY LEWIS JACKSON

Mr. Bobby Lewis Jackson, 67, of Sanford, died Sunday, (01-04-2015), at his home.

A graveside service was held held Wednesday, (01-07-2015) at 2 p.m. at Shallow Well Cemetery with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  The family greeted friends at the cemetery following the service.

He was born on April 13, 1947, inLeeCounty, to the late Burnice Jackson and Mabel Buchanan Stone.

He is survived by a brother, Billy Stone of Sanford; sisters,  Nelly Qualls of  Georgia,  Cathy Brewington of Erwin, Bernice Baker of Wade, Betty Harrison of Sanford, Faye Sturkie, and Frances Carter, both of Lemon Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bobby Lewis Jackson Funeral Fund, c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home,600 West Main Street,Sanford,N.C.  27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ERNEST RUSSELL DAVIS, JR.

Mr. Ernest Russell Davis, Jr, 87, of Seagrove, passed away on Monday, (01-05-2015) at the Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m..Thursday, (01-08-2015) at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

He was the son of the late Ernest R. Davis, Sr. and Lillie Hayes Davis.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Nina Davis Pritchard, brother, Jim Reuben Davis. He was retired from Burlington Mills inAsheboroas a loom fixer.  Mr. Davis was US Army Veteran of the Korean War and earned two Bronze Battle Stars.

No immediate survivors.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com .  Joyce Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Davis family.

DEATH NOTICES

• Elizabeth Ann Miller, 91, of Chapel Hill died Monday, (01-05-2015).

• Martha M. Strickland, 72, of Cary died Wednesday, (12-31-2014).

•  Terry Lee Monroe of Chapel Hill died Wednesday, (12-17-2014).

• Monica Collins, 85, of Raleigh died Sunday, (12-21-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC. www.CremationSociety NC.com

MABEL ROANY JOHNSON HANCOCK

Mabel Roany Johnson Hancock, age 92, of Chapel Hill, crossed over the river to the shade of the trees Friday, January 02, 2015.

Mabel was born to the late Syd and Ocie Johnson on February 15, 1922 inChatham County,N.C.where she would reside until her death. There, she met her first husband, Russell “Lee” McGhee, Sr., and had their son Russell McGhee, Jr. After working several years at The Munition Plant in Carrboro, during World War II, Mabel began her 40-year employment at UNC Hospital.  In addition to her love for cooking and needlework, Mabel had a greater love for her family.

She is survived by her son, Russell L. McGhee and wife Leesa  of Chapel Hill; a sister, Peggy Jenks of Graham; a sister-in-law, Frances Johnson of Bear Creek,  and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mabel is preceded in death by three sisters, Katie Wilson, Florence Briggs,  Frances Honeycutt and two brothers, Junius Johnson and Ernest Johnson.

A visitation was held from 11 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Apex,  with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNC Hospice,480 Hillsboro Street, Ste 800,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Hancock family.    Please place online condolences atwww.hall wynne.com.

 

MARIE BROOKS PHILLIPS 

Marie Brooks Phillips, 84, of Siler City, died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Chatham Hopital, Inc., Siler City.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Randolph Countyon March 17, 1930, the daughter of Cleve and Ada(York) Brooks.  She retired from Ramseur Interlock where she had worked for over 30 years as receptionist.  Marie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City.  She was preceded in death by first husband, Marion Burke and step-son, Steve C. Phillips.

She is survived by her husband, Bob P. Phillips; step-daughter, Jean Griffin (Bo Walters); step-son, Ronnie Phillips (Janice); step-grandchildren, Jeff Griffin (Becky), Jennifer G. Perry (David), Steve Clark Phillips, Jr., Julie P. Albright (Jody), Amy P Ritter (Chance); step-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Heather and Jessica Griffin, Brooke and Carson Perry, Jarod and Rachel Albright, Blake and Bailey Ritter, Haley Phillips; and special cousin, David and Jo Gaye Cain.

The family received friends Monday, January 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.  Burial followed in Sunset Knoll Cemetery, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

COLLEEN DIXON HOWARD

   Colleen Dixon Howard, 88, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at her residence.

Services for Mrs. Howard will be private.

Mrs. Howard was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on January 29, 1926, daughter of Clarence and Ismay Dixon.

Survivors include her daughters, Becky McDougald of Greensboro,  Bonnie Griffin and her husband Burnie Griffin of Pittsboro; one granddaughter, two grandsons, one step-grand-son; and six great-grand-children and two step-great grandchildren.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Howard  family.   Please place online condolences atwww.hall wynne.com.

 

JACK CLINTON GASTER, SR.

Jack Clinton Gaster, Sr., 87, of Pittsboro, peacefully went home to his Lord on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Born February 10, 1927, in Chatham County, NC, to Hubert Edward Gaster, Sr. and Mary Christmas, Mr. Gaster graduated from Bells High School in 1944 and honorably served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.   He worked for Wrights Machinery/Sperry Flight Systems in Durham,  for 35 years.   An avid hunter, fisherman, and sportsman, Mr. Gaster most loved coaching his sons, Randy and Jack, attending the football games which Jack coached, hunting with Randy and enjoying his grandsons’ and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Mr. Gaster was preceded in death by his parents; step-parents Althia (Pete) Amos and Ralph Bedient; brothers, Hubert Edward Gaster, Jr., William Lee Gaster; sister, Bettie Catherine (Cathy) Gaster; his beloved first wife of 31 years,  Dorothy Johnson Gaster; and son, Jack Clinton Gaster, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Esther Marie Henry Gaster of Pittsboro; son, Randolph (Randy) Thomas Gaster of Clarksville, VA; daughter-in-law, H.K. Gaster of Murphy; grandsons, Guy Brooks Gaster of Garner, Travis Clinton (Sherri) Gaster of Myrtle Beach, SC; great-grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Gaster, Jacob Brooks Gaster; sister, Margaret (Peggy) Ward GasterKozar of Durham; sisters-in-law, Edna Gaster of Henderson, Helen Gaster of Apex; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel, Pittsboro.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015, at Pittsboro Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Pittsboro Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being made through Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

MEADE JULIUS GILMORE, SR.

  October 23, 1926 –  December 28, 2014

Pittsboro – Mr. Meade Julius Gilmore, Sr., son of Daniel Earl Gilmore and Maude Cook Gilmore (both deceased) and beloved husband of Edith Jewell Crowder Gilmore, passed away on December 28, 2014.  Meade and Edith were wed October 23, 1946 and spent 68 years together.

Preceded in death by his son, Meade J. Gilmore, Jr.; brothers, Henry D. Gilmore, Robert L. Gilmore,  Harry E. Gilmore(living wife, Nancy);  sisters, Margaret G. Lovette, Aretta G. Hall, and Mary Gilmore.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Drusilla G. Register of Massillon, Ohio,  Timothy N. Gilmore (Jinx) of Wilson, J. Scott Gilmore of Pittsboro, Kathi D. Gilmore (Sharon) of Raleigh, Randy J. Gilmore (Sonya) of Oxford, and Frankie Gilmore Jones (David) of Pittsboro.

Beloved grandchildren: Melinda Gilmore Cleary, Jennifer Hill McNemar (Daniel), April M. Gilmore, Brian Gilmore, Brad  Gilmore (Lara), Todd Gilmore, Megan Gilmore, Tyler Gilmore, Brianna Gilmore, Brent Harkey, Elizabeth Merch, and Ryan Sikes; beloved great-grandchildren: Amanda Cleary, Caleb Cleary, Teagan McNemar, Aidan McNemar, Meade Timothy Gilmore, Scottie Jones, Donnie Goodman, Chandler Adams, Corbett Tyson, and Carsyn Harkey;  nieces and nephews and a special niece, Mildred Johnson.

A memorial service was conducted by Rev. Ray Gooch at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

American Cremation Service Inc. is serving the family.

January 1, 2015
MARY EFFIE BRAFFORD SMITH

Mary Effie Brafford Smith, 77, of  Siler City died Monday, (12-22-2014) at her home.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (12-24-2014) at 11 a.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating.  Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery in Bennett.

Mrs. Smith was born inChathamCounty, December 17, 1937, the daughter of John and Mary (Brafford) Wicker.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters, Lynda Moore and Rose Hart, both ofSilerCity; sons, Willie Wayne, James Wesley, Bobby Lynn Smith of Goldston; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice,401 East Third Street,Siler City, NC 27344.

Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

COLLEEN JOHNSON CADE

Colleen Johnson Cade, 87, of Goldston died Sunday, (12-21-2014) at her residence.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Cade was born inChathamCountyon September 12, 1927, the daughter of Thomas and Etta Dunn Johnson.  She had been an inspector at Glendalehosiery.

She is survived by sons, Travis Cade, Hodges Cade, both of Goldston; step-son, Adam Pickett of Gulf; and three grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LOUISE EDWARDS PATTON

Louise Edwards Patton, 96, died Monday, (12-22-2014) at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary.

Services for Mrs. Patton will be private.

Mrs. Patton was born in Siler City on January 3, 1918, resided in Gainesville, FL and Pinehurst prior to moving to Glenaire.  She was predeceased by her husband, William M. Patton.

There are no immediate survivors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenaire, Inc.,4000 Glenaire Circle,Cary, NC 27511.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, www.cremationsocietync.com

CARRIE LEE HARDEE KECK

Carrie Lee Hardee Keck, 83, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (12-20-2014) at the Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at 11 a.m. at Hanks Chapel Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Keck was born May 7, 1931 to the late Trussie Hardee and Annie Parker Hardee. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Spencer “Bill” Keck; sons, Willie, Steve, and Bruce Keck; brothers, Tallie, James, and Roy Hardee; and sister, Julia Mae Hamlet.  She retired from Chatham Mills and soldAvonfor many years.

Survivors include a son, Randy Keck of Virginia Beach; a brother, Roland Hardee of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hanks Chapel Christian Church Social Committee atP.O. Box 366,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY PATRICIA MURRAY RIVET

Mary Patricia Murray Rivet, 89, of Sanford, died Monday, (12-22-2014) at Westfield Nursing and Rehab. Center.

No services or visitations are planned.

Mrs. Rivet was born inWhitinsville, MA on October 9, 1925 to the late Patrick and Mary Pennell Murray.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Thomas Rivet.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 66 years, Henry Edward Rivet of Sanford; a son, James Edward Rivet of Charlotte; a daughter Patricia Rivet O’Quinn of Sanford; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

LARRY WILLARD NEWTON

Larry Willard Newton, 66, of SpringLake, died Monday, (12-22-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

A memorial service  and burial was held Tuesday, (12-30-2014), at 12 noon atSandhillsStateVeteransCemetery.

Mr. Newton was born in Stafford County, VA, July 18, 1948, to the late Alvin Newton and Beatrice Gallahan Newton.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin and Douglas Newton.  He was a twenty-six-year veteran of the US Army.  His service included the Vietnam War, 82ND Airborne and multiple tours under the Joint Special Operations Command. He was the sole proprietor of E&L Towing and Recovery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Burnell Newton of Lynchburg,VA; sons, Jamie Newton of Falls Church,VA, Kevin Newton ofHahira,GA; daughter, Sandra Swain of Lynchburg,VA; brothers, Robert Newton and John Newton, both of Pasadena, MD; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CLINTON EDGAR SIZEMORE

Clinton Edgar  Sizemore, 32, of Siler City, died Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at his residence.

Graveside services were held Sunday, (12-28-2014) at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Bob Wachs officiated.

Mr. Sizemore was born in Stokes County on January 5, 1982, the son of Joseph Clay Sizemore and Harriett Kallam Price. Clinton was employed by Pro-Spray Application Tree Service.   He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include a daughter, Lindsey Sizemore; sons, Jacob, Peyton, Preston Sizemore; parents, Harriett and Lee Price of Siler City; sisters, Michelle Davis of Broadway, Melissa, Amanda, and Andrea Price of Eden; brother, Samuel Sizemore of Reidsville.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN THOMAS “JAKE” COLE, JR.

John Thomas “Jake” Cole, Jr., 90, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at his home.

The funeral was held Saturday, (12-27-2014) at 11 a.m. at Tramway Baptist Church with Dr. John Allen and Travis Corley presiding.  Burial followed in Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Cole was born in Lee County on October 22, 1924, to the late John Thomas Cole and Bertie Cole.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Womble Cole and a daughter, Linda Ann Cole Johnson.  He served in the US Army in the battle ofOkinawaduring WWII.  He retired after 30 years of service with Public Gas Co., now PSNC.  Mr. Cole was a past member of the Deep River Fire Department, a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and Tramway Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Shaw Murchison Cole of the home; son, Larry Thomas Cole of Harrisburg; step-son, Eddie Murchison of Sanford; step-daughter, Mary Ann Batchelor of Sanford; three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FLORA MOZELLE WILSON

Mrs. Flora Mozelle Wilson, 76, of Bennett, passed away Wednesday, (12-24-2014), at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Wilson was born inRandolphCounty, the daughter of the late William Taft Wilson, and Vonnie Stokes Wilson. She was a member of Bennett Baptist Church, and retired as a machine operator in textiles. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Reggie Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, William D. Wilson, Jr; daughter, Regina W. Laton ofWest End; brother, Howard Wilson of Candor; three grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst,NC28374.

Make online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com.

VICTORIA “VICKIE” LOIS HARRIS HAIRE

Victoria “Vickie” Lois Harris Haire, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (12-24-2014) at her home.

A memorial service was held Monday, (12-29-2014) at 2 p.m. in the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Shirley officiated.

Mrs. Haire was born inChathamCountyon December 23, to the late Jimmy Harris and Tamar Thomas Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Haire, Sr., brothers, Toy Martin Harris, Jimmy Harris, Jr., and William “Bill” Robert Harris.

Surviving is a son, Donald Haire, Jr. of Cameron; step- daughters, Betty Jean Carter of Sanford, Phyllis Bayles of Siler City; sisters, Elizabeth Olive of Apex, Judy Shirley of Autryville; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral fund of Vickie Haire, c/o  Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home,600 W. Main Street,Sanford,NC27332.

Make online condolences to:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES HERBERT STANFORD, JR.

Charles Herbert Stanford, Jr., 81, of Julian, died Saturday, (12-27-2014).
Funeral services were held  Monday, (12-29-2014) at 11 a.m. at Harvest Baptist Church  in Burlington,  with Rev. Larry Lamberth and Rev. Allen Filgo officiating. Burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park.

Dr. Stanford, a native of RandolphCounty, was born April 8, 1933, the son of Charles Herbert and Bessie Rush Stanford. He served in the US Army, managed numerous textile companies and owned a furniture factory.  Later, he earned his doctorates in divinity and psychology, and became an ordained minister. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret Judy Boling Stanford, and his brothers, Joseph and Paul Stanford.

He is survived by daughters, Adrienne Stanford Chafee of Julian, Susan Stanford Jankowski of Garner; brothers, William Stanford of Liberty, James Stanford of Greensboro; sister, Betty Young of Liberty; and five grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfunerlhome.com.

SAMUEL ERNEST GATLIN

Mr. Samuel Ernest Gatlin, 78, of Seagrove, passed away at his home on Saturday, (12-27-2014).

Funeral services were  held at  2 p.m. Tuesday, (12-30-2014), at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin, Rev. Rayford Brown,  and Rev. Garland Hall officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with full Masonic Rites.

Mr. Gatlin was the son of the late William Thomas and Rosa Deaton Gatlin. He was a member ofRiversideBaptistChurch, and Marietta Masonic Lodge #444 in Ramseur. He was a 32 Degree Mason. A farmer, he had worked at Charles Craft inSilerCity, Spring Mills in Biscoe, and Millikan Mills in Robbins. He was also a member of the Randolph Historical Society. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ralph, Franklin, Lester, and Lonnie Gatlin; and a sister, Pauline Bowman.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Mary Brown Gatlin; son,  William B. Gatlin of the home; brother, Charles Gatlin of Bennett; and sister, Nellie Freeman of Asheboro.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

Make online condolences at: joycebradychapel.com.

SUE RICE SPIVEY

Mrs. Sue Rice Spivey, 69, of Myrtle Beach,S.C.died Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at her home.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (12-27-2014) at Live Oak United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan Mills officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Spivey was born on December 12, 1945 in Cumberland Countyt o J.B. and Geraldine Edge Rice. She is preceded in death by her father and daughter, Kimberly Sue Nesbitt. She worked as Vice President with Bank of America in VA, NC and SC.

She is survived by her husband, Archie D. Spivey of the home; mother, Geraldine Edge Rice of Whiteville; brother, James Burney Rice of VA; and two grandchildren. 

DEWEY MICHAEL BREWER

Mr. Dewey Michael Brewer, 41, of Robbins, died Saturday, (12-27-2014).

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, (12-30-2014) at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Bill Cooper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Brewer was aMooreCountynative and the son of Arthur Brewer and the late Janet Wallace Brewer. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his mother, grandmother, and grandfathers.

Surviving is his wife, Lisa Maness Brewer of the home; son, Dalton Venson Brewer of the home; father and step-mother,  Arthur Brewer and wife Christine of Robbins; brother, Franklin David Brewer ofAtlanta; sister, Teresa Ream ofHollySprings; and his grandmother, Bonnie Williams ofCarthage.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Dalton Venson Brewer Educational Fund at any First Bank location.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

 

BARRY MARK POINDEXTER

Barry Mark Poindexter, 53, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Sanford, died Friday (12-26-2014).

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences

MRS. LEITHA H. GLOSSON

   Pittsboro—Born April 10, 1942, in Bynum, NC to the late Roy Howard and Peola Tyson Howard, Leitha Howard Glosson passed away at The Laurels of Chatham on December 22, 2014. She was married 54 years to Leon Glosson until his passing, July of 2012. Leitha was a hard worker who retired from Townsend, Inc., as a payroll coordinator.  She loved her family dearly.

Leitha is survived by her children,  Tony Glosson (Jennifer) of Pittsboro, Brett Glosson (Linda) of Pittsboro, Mark Glosson (Margaret) of Chapel Hill, Kara Burke (Wayne) of Pittsboro, Jeff Glosson (Deanna) of Pittsboro;  her grandchildren, Paul, Stephen, Christopher, Jamie, Lauren, Candice, Forrest, Tyler, Joshua, Ariel, Jaxson;  her brothers, Jackie Howard (Gail) of Graham, and Gary Howard (Sarah) of Bear Creek.

Visitation with the family was held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed atBynumUMCCemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro.

December 25, 2014
GILDA GRAY BOONE NORTON

Gilda Gray Boone Norton, 52, of Siler City, died Wednesday, (12-17-2014) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (12-20-2014) at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Siler City, with Rev. Mark Agan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Norton was born in Randolph County, the daughter of Robert Franklin Boone, Jr. and Barbara Mabe Boone. She had worked as a machine operator in textiles and was a member of Community Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, and a baby grandchild.

She is survived by her husband, Rickey Lynn Norton; sons, Timothy “TJ” Norton, Anthony “Duke” Norton, both of Siler City; daughter, Heather Boone of Siler City; mother, Barbara Dean Boone of the home; sister, Darlene Garcia of Siler City; brother, Wade Boone of Bennett; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel to assist with the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com .

PHYLLIS EILEEN TATE JOHANSON

Phyllis Eileen Tate Johanson, 76, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (12-17-2014).

The funeral service was held at  Hillmon Grove Baptist Church on Saturday (12-20-2014) with Rev. Wayne O’Quinn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born inGreenville,PAon November 21, 1938 to the late Carl and Helen Vossler Tate. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Eugene Beair, five brothers and two sisters. She served our country in the United States Army.

She is survived by her husband, James Edward Johanson; son, Michael Wayne Beair of Cameron; daughter Michele Martel of Broadway; step-sons, Eric Johanson of California, Josh Geigerman of Cary; step-daughter, Carolyn Barrett of Raleigh; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA MANESS LUCK

Barbara Maness Luck, of Seagrove,  72, died Wednesday, (12-17-2014) at her home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, (12-20-2014) at Union Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Reverend Dr. Ron Chaney officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Barbara was born inMontgomeryCounty. She worked for Energizer Battery for over 33 years. Barbara was involved in her church and enjoyed activities with her Sunday school class.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years, prior to her illness. Barbara was a daughter of the late Lennie Carson and Mae Garner Maness and was also preceded in death by her brother, Barney Maness.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Holden of Siler City; son, Tony Luck of Seagrove; three grandchildren, two  great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Grove Baptist Church,7912 Union Grove Church Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.

Condolences may be made to pinesfunerals.com.

WAYNE ROSSER CRISSMAN

Wayne Rosser Crissman, 88, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (12-17-2014).

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Thomas presiding.  Burial followed at Shallow Well Church Cemetery.

Mr. Crissman was born in Surry County on November 14, 1926 to the late George W. and Lilly Hancock Crissman.  He was a retired switchman with the telephone company.

Survivors include a son, Donald Wayne Crissman of Sanford; daughters, Elizabeth Gail Curtis of Sanford, Rita Joyce Hays of Rockledge, FL; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNIE DALE “JOHN” TESTERMAN

Johnnie Dale “John”  Testerman, 64, of Bear Creek died Friday, (12-19-2014) at Chatham Hospital, Inc.

A memorial service was held Monday, (12-22-2014) at 11 a.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Testerman was born in Ashe County, March 20, 1950, the son of John B. and Jincy (Waddell) Testerman.  He was self-employed as a construction contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Hoosier) Testerman; son, Johnnie Dale Testerman, Jr. ofSanford; brothers, Charles, Joe, Norman, Ralph and Jerry Testerman; sisters, Pat McGrady, Dot Testerman, Nancy Lewis, Madge Rash; and two grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Brenner Children’s Hospital, 300 Medical Center Blvd.,Winston- Salem,NC 27157.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

PHYLLIS DENEEN MERRILL MORGAN

Phyllis Deneen Merrill Morgan, 59, of Broadway, died Thursday, (12-18-2014) at the First Health Hospice House in Moore County.

Burial is planned for a later date in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

Mrs. Morgan was born inFairviewon January 12, 1955 to Dennis Riley and Eva Maureen Wooten Merrill.  She was retired from the US Air Force, and was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Hunnicutt.

Survivors include her husband, Russell Robert Morgan of Broadway; parents, Dennis and Eva Merrill ofFairview; sister, Tharesa “Dean” Owenby of Fairview; and a brother, Don Merrill ofAsheville,.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NORA CAMERON THOMAS GUNTER

Mrs. Nora Cameron Thomas Gunter, 85, of Sanford, died Saturday, (12-20-2014), at Liberty Commons of Lee County.

A graveside service was held Monday, (12-22-2014), at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Gunter was born August 5, 1929, in Lee County, to the late Daniel Kelly Cameron and Lucy Godfrey Cameron.  She retired as a CNA with Hospice.  Mrs. Gunter was preceded in death by her husbands, Bailey Thomas, Jr. and J. R. Gunter; two infant sons; an infant daughter; a brother, Elton Cameron and four sisters, Hilda Ralston, Leila Oakley, Margie Patterson, and Ruth Weiderhold.

Survivors include sons, Billy Thomas, Gerald Thomas, Danny Thomas, David Thomas; daughters, Linda Vance, Lucy Clewis, all of Sanford: 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund or to the Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TONI HARRINGTON ROUSE

Toni Harrington Rouse, age 77, of Sanford died Sunday, (12-21-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital ER.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH “TED” THEODORE WELCH

Joseph “Ted” Theodore Welch, 87, of Bennett, passed away Saturday, (12-20-2014), at the Hospice House of Randolph inAsheboro.

Services were held at Bennett Baptist Church, Tuesday, (12-23-2014) at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service in the church.

Ted was the son of Joseph and Ada Welch of Bennett. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers  Lynn, Lester, Frank, Howard, Porter, and Henry Welch.

Ted retired as a principal from Bennett Elementary School, having taught there before becoming principal. A member of Bennett Baptist Church, he served over the years as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, and Deacon. He was a Navy veteran of WW II.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Maxine Chilton Welch of the home; sons,  Mark Welch of the home, Van Welch of Hillsborough; brother, Nuby Welch of Farmer; and sister, Nellie Brewer of Bennett.

The family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of Randolph County, Inc.,416 Vision Drive,Asheboro,NC27203; orBennettBaptistChurch,PO Box 91,Bennett,NC27208.

Make online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARY BRAFFORD SMITH

Mary Brafford Smith, born (12-17-1937), died Monday,  (12-22-2014.)

The family will receive guests are the home of Baxter and Lynda Moore,SilerCity.

Arrangements are incomplete at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

ROBERT N. DOWNING

Robert N. Downing,  born October 30, 1924, died Monday,  (12-22-2014).

Arrangements are incomplete at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

LARRY NEWTON

Larry Newton, 66, of Spring Lake, died Monday, (12-22-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SALLIE PENDERGRASS WARD

   Sallie Pendergrass Ward, of Liberty, died December 16, 2014 at Coventry House of Siler City. Sallie, the daughter of Joseph Merritt and Nannie Thomas Pendergrass, was born July 3, 1924 inSiler City. She was the ninth of twelve children.

Sallie resided with her husband, Robert Elton Ward, Sr., for 65 years in Liberty, and the last five years they have lived at Coventry House of Siler City.  She was a loving mother to Robert Elton Ward, Jr. and his wife Carolyn, Kenneth Alfred Ward and his wife Shug, and Sallie Ann Ward VanLear, and her husband Charles Albert VanLear, III. She loved being a grandmother to Thea Ward Robichaux, her husband Ivy, Jennifer Ward James, her husband Stewart, Taeh Allison Ward, and Sarah Ward Sherman, and her husband Thomas. Due to her long life, she was blessed to be a part of the lives of three great-grandchildren, Zyler Ward Robichaux, Ivy Charles Robichaux, IV, and Elodie Blythe Booher Sherman.

In addition to her immediate family, left to cherish her memory is one sister, Patsy G. Kirchoff, North Fort Myers, FL, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sallie was a devoted wife, hard working mother, and friend to many. She was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Liberty, where she served in various ministries for many years. Being a very talented and creative lady found Sallie always working on a “project.” The Liberty Garden Club, Home Demonstration Club, and Liberty PTA were just a few of the local groups where Sallie served as a leader. Her days were filled enjoying time with family and friends, assisting Robert with his bookkeeping service, and her many hobbies–including cooking, sewing, crafts,  reading, gardening, canning, and fishing and traveling with her husband.

A funeral service was held at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, NC. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the 100 Man Project, Inc.,P. O. Box 83,Liberty,NC27298or to First Baptist Church Liberty,P.O. Box 815,Liberty,NC27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Libertyis honored to serve the Ward family.

Christians never say goodbye. C.S. Lewis 

PATSY BREWER STEWART

Patsy Brewer Stewart, 76, of Siler City died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mrs. Stewart was born in Chatham Countyon June 13, 1938, the daughter of Marcus and Exie Lee (Sumner) Brewer.   Patsy’s working career included employment at Carolina Telephone, Southern States, substitute teaching and Capital Bank.  She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Adult Sunday School Class.  Patsy enjoyed flower gardening, was a member the Smiling  Squares Dance Club, trips to the beach, cooking, making fig preserves, reading her Bible, going to church, and sewing.  She also enjoyed feeding birds and watching them.  She was preceded in death by husbands, William Clarence Still and Stanley I. Stewart; sisters, Jean Vernon, Ruby Thompson, Rebecca Evans, Barbara Camp; brother, Darrell Brewer; and step-daughter, Linda Emerson.

She is survived by one son, Terry Still from Bolivia; daughter, Janna Sanders and husband Kirk of Asheboro; grandsons, Shannon and Dustin Wilkie, Will Still; step-son, James Stewart of Parkton,NC; five step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family received friends Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church,120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City,NC.  The funeral was held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Golden officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church,120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City,NC 27344or Hospice Of Randolph,P.O. Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204-0009.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com .

 WILLIS LEE WHITEHEAD

   Willis Lee  Whitehead, 77, of  Sedgefield Drive, Siler City died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Whitehead was born inPerquimans County,NCon January 19, 1937, the son of George W. and Hilda (Griffin) Whitehead.  He was a graduate of LeeSenior High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillwith a BS in Pharmacy.  He worked as a licensed pharmacist for 50 years, coming to Siler City to open Chatham Rexall Drug with his business partner, Henry Dunlap.  Willis was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City having served as a Sunday School teacher, a Deacon and a member of the choir.  He maintained continuous civic involvement with Siler City Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees and Lions Club, where he received a lifetime membership in 2013.  Willis was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Edna Donevan.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Bowers) Whitehead; daughters, Barbara Townsend and husband Bobby, Loretta Batchelor and husband Chris, both of Bear Creek; sisters, Barbara Neblett of Richmond, VA, Marcella Grantham of Red Springs, NC; grandchildren, Dean, Barrett and Alayna Townsend, Katelyn and Hunter Batchelor; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Townsend.

The family received friends Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to theFirstBaptistChurch, 314 N.Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344; or a charity of donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 ADA MAE WATSON SCOTTEN

Ada Mae Watson Scotten, 82, of  Lake Drive, Siler City died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Scotten was born in Jacksonville,Floridaon March 15, 1932, the daughter of Martine T. and Ada(Moore) Watson.  She was a member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church and a retired teacher.  Ada Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Benton A. Scotten; her parents; two sisters, Nellie Elizabeth Watson, Helen Hall, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Scotton.

She is survived by sons, John B. Scotten of Bear Creek, Marty Scotten and wife Debbie of Staley; brother, Gene Watson of Bonlee; grandchildren, Cassadi Walden and husband, Brett of Siler City, Thomas and Lauren Scotten of Siler City; great-granddaughter, Mary Catherine Walden.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery,5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road, Siler City,NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

RONALD “MONTE” MONTGOMERY FAULKNER

  Ronald “Monte” Montgomery Faulkner, 53, of Apex, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at his home.

He was a native of Warren County, IL, 1979 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed Integrators, Inc.

Monte was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Asa Faulkner and his father, Ralph Louis Faulkner.

He is survived by his son, Ethan Faulkner; a daughter, Abby Faulkner, both of the home; his mother, Reva Zielke of Alexis, IL; brother, Rod Faulkner of Lincoln, NE; his step-parents, Russell and Joan Faulkner Webster of Siler City; and a step-brother, Andy Elmore of Bear Creek.

A celebration of Monte’s life was held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Fuquay-Varina with Rev. Doug Humphrey officiating. The family received friends immediately after the service.

ROBERT NORTON DOWNING

   Robert Norton Downing, 90, of  NC Hwy 902, Siler City, died Monday, December 22, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Downing was born in Needham, Massachusetts on October 30, 1924, the son of Lawrence and Audrey (Norton) Downing.  Robert was an active member ofPleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurchwhere he served as Sunday school superintendant for over 30 years, taught Sunday school and was a lay speaker.  He was a Navy veteran of WW II and had been employed at Kellwood as a shipping supervisor.  Robert was a sports enthusiast.  He enjoyed all sporting events and had played professional baseball for the Carolina League.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Audrey Cooper.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rochelle (Clark) Downing; sons, Larry Downing and wife Pat of French-burg, KY, Tommy Downing of Siler City; grandchildren, Jason and Chad Downing; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Michael, Rebecca, Sarah, Caleb, Hannah; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 10-11 a.m.  at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church,Pleasant Hill Church Road,P O Box 785, Pittsboro,NC 27312; or Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road, Siler City,NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

December 18, 2014
JUDITH “JUDI” KRAFFT McPHERSON

Judith “Judi” Elaine Krafft McPherson, 57, of Siler City, passed away Tuesday, (12-09-2014) at The Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance Caswell.

A memorial service was held Friday, (12-12-2014) at 11 a.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel of Liberty.

Mrs. McPherson is the daughter of the late Julius and Helen Fellers Krafft and was also preceded in death by one brother, Fred Cunha.

Surviving is her husband, Wilbur “Bill” McPherson of the home; daughters, Samantha McPherson of Siler City, Barbara Renae Ackerman ofLiberty; sons, Eddie Pierce ofSilerCity, Roger Cosby ofLocust Grove,GA, Michael Hiott of Mebane; sister, Cindi Ellis ofFt. Lauderdale,FL; and seven grandchildren.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance Caswell,918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC27215.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

JEAN AYRES KENERLY

Mrs. Jean Ayres Kenerly, 93, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (12-09-2014), at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

A graveside service will held Friday, (12-12-2014) at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensborowith Rev. Ronald E. Stoker officiating.

Mrs. Kenerly was born September 9, 1921, in Guilford County, to the late Thomas Owen Ayres and Ava Hobson Ayres.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George Kenerly.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sanford, and she was an owner/operator of Kenerly Dry Cleaners.

She is survived by her son, George Hampton Kenerly, Jr. of Peoria,AZ; a daughter, Ann Barefoot of Garner; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center,107 Handley Park Court,Goldsboro,N.C.  27534.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

JOHNSIE KELLY BROWN

Mrs. Johnsie Kelly Brown of Cameron, died Wednesday, (12-10-2014).

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements  by   Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

 CYNTHIA LEE RUSSELL

Cynthia Lee Russell, 88, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, (12-08-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.    www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

CHARLES EDWIN “EDDIE” WILLIAMS, JR.

Charles Edwin Williams, Jr., 60, of New Hill passed away on Monday, (11-24-2014).

Funeral services were held Saturday, (11-29-2014) at New Elam Christian Church with Pastor Lacy Frye officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Williams was born in Wake County on July 7, 1954, the son of Charles Edwin Williams, Sr. and Mary Patsy Williams. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, George Chappell Williams.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Patsy Williams ofRaleigh; wife, Melaney Deal Williams of the home; son, Charles Edwin Williams, III of Apex; and a daughter, Tara L. Chodorow of Saxapahaw.

Memorial donations may be made to Smith Funeral Home,PO Box 138,Moncure, N.C.27559. 

EMEL LOUISE ANDERSON CLEARY

Emel Louise Anderson Cleary, 83, of Sanford, died Sunday, (12-14-2014) at her home.

The family held a graveside service at Baptist Union Cemetery in Troutdale, VA on Wednesday, (12-17-2014) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Cleary presiding.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Cleary was born in Flatridge,VAon April 30, 1931 to the late Harlow Anderson and Hattie Testerman Anderson.  She worked in manufacturing yarn as a spinner.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Daniel Cleary of the home; son, David Benjamin Cleary of Moncure; daughters, Betty Jo Worsham, Barbara Jean Churchill and Bonnie Joyce Nedrow, all of Sanford; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY HODGIN MARTIN

Mary Elizabeth Hodgin Martin, 83, ofLiberty, died Saturday, (12-13-2014) at the Hospice House of Randolph County.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, (12-18-2014) at 11 a.m. at Liberty Friends Meeting, where she is a member.  David Hobson and Reverend Justin Lowe will officiate with burial following inFairviewCemetery.  The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home.

Mary was the daughter of the late Roy Newton Hodgin and Elma Etta Davis Hodgin.  She and her husband operated Martin Appliance Company for 52 years.  She was a member of the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 81, and she was the first lady elected to the Liberty Town Council. She received the Republican Woman Award, was a Hospice Volunteer, a Liberty Association of Churches Volunteer and was active in her church. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Edgar Martin; a sister, Claudine Hodgin Baxter,  one granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

Surviving is her daughter, Cindy M. Lowe of Liberty; sister, Marie Hodgin Smith of Climax; and two grandchildren.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Friends Meeting, PO Box 1153,Liberty,NC 27298; or to Hospice of Randolph County,416 Vision Drive, PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27203.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home inLibertyis honored to serve the family.

TOMMY ROGER HUSSEY

Mr. Tommy Roger Hussey, 75, of Robbins, passed away at his home, on Sunday, (12-14-2014).

Services were held Wednesday, (12-17-2014), at 2 p.m.  at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. John Williamson and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The visitation was held two hours prior to the service.

He was born in Moore County, son of the late George Oscar and Glenna  Williams Hussey. He was a retired poultry farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mazie H. White, Kathleen H. Marley, Etheleen H. Luck, Joyce Ann Hussey; brothers, Colon (Tim) Hussey, Sonny Hussey, and Bud Garner.

Mr. Hussey is survived by his wife, Judy Welch Hussey of the home; son, Gerald W. Hussey, and a grandson, both of the home; sisters, Helen H. Williams and Betty H. Key, both of Robbins.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com. 

LEO WAYNE WAGONER, SR.

Leo Wayne Wagoner, Sr., 88, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, (12-11-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.    www.CremationSociety

NC.com.

WILLIAM DONNELL “BOOT” SILER

Mr. William Donnell Siler, 63, of Siler City died Monday, (12-01-2014) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (12-07-2014) at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church in Staley, with Bishop William Goins officiating.

Mr. Siler was born February 23, 1951 to James and Callie Siler. A graduate ofJordan-MatthewsHigh School, he was a member ofUnityPowerhouseHolinessChurchwhere he served as Sunday School superintendant, president of the Gospel Mass Choir, and was part of many other programs of the church.  He retired fromChathamHospitaldue to his health. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother, Harry Siler and sister, Gloria Powell.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Wilma Cheek Siler; daughters, Tammy C. Walden, Teresa Siler, both of Siler City; four grandchildren; brother, Rev. Willie “Pete” Siler; sisters, Mrs. Patricia Austin, Loretta Williams of Siler City, and Mrs. Hazell Abbott of Upland, CA.

IRIS ELISA ROUSE MOON

Mrs. Iris Elisa Rouse Moon, 53, of Carthage, died Monday, (12-15-2014) at her home.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, (12-18-2014) at 2 p.m. at Bright Light Baptist in Robbins, with Rev. Billy Joe Brady and Rev. Ralph Voncannon officiating.  Burial will follow in theRouseFamilyCemeteryin Eagle Springs.

Visitation was held Wednesday night, (12-17-2014) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett.

Iris was born in Moore County, the daughter of the late Carl Grier Rouse and Thelma Hicks Rouse. During her lifetime she had worked at Kingwood Nursing Home inAberdeenas activities coordinator. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Grier Rouse.

She is survived by her husband, James Robert “Robbie” Moon;  daughter, Tonya Cranford of Seagrove; sons, Steven Phillips of Robbins, Brandon Phillips of the home;  step-son, Austin Moon of HighFalls; sisters, Narcissus Jones of Parkton, Lilac Kennedy of Robbins; brothers, Doyle Rouse of Asheboro, Keith Rouse of Carthage, Gerald Rouse of Eagle Springs, Adian Rouse of Robbins, Vaughn Rouse of Eagle Springs; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel to assist with the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett  is serving the Moon Family.

BYRON JOY (B.J.) ANDREWS, JR.

Byron Joy (B. J.) Andrews, Jr., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Mr. Andrews was born inChathamCounty on December 19, 1950, the son Byron J. Andrews, Sr. and Naomi (Phillips) Andrews.   B. J. was employed at Klopman Mills, and Covil Insulation, Wilson, before an auto accident in 1971 which caused brain damage and disability. Even with his disabilities, B. J. loved life, shopping, outings, and trips with his friends at Hudson’s Family Care Home which greatly enriched his life. He was a member ofPentecostalVictoryTemple.

He is survived by two sisters, Brenda A. Moody and husband Jimmy of Siler City, Bonnie A. Evans and husband Jack of Lugoff, SC; nephews, Kevin Moody, Andrew and Christopher Evans; niece, Christie Bright and husband Anthony, and four great-nieces. He also leaves behind a capable and compassionate caregiver, Susie Hudson. He is also survived by hisHudson’s family, Jeanette, Robin, Greg, Aaron and Terry of Hudson’s Family Care Home.

The family received friends Monday, December 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Brenda A. Moody, 574 Jim Moody Road, Siler City.  The funeral was held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W,Siler City with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Snow Camp.

Memorials may be made toHudson’s Family Home Care, Trip Account,695 Moore Road,Asheboro,NC27203.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

EMILY ANN SCOTT

  Emily Ann Scott, 84, of Blowing Rock passed away on Thursday December 11, 2014 at her residence.

Emily was born on October 19, 1930 in Sile City to the late Guy Vernon Williams and Margaret Decie Dark Williams. Emily was a respected retired school teacher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Phillip Matthews Scott, a brother, Dick Williams, and a sister, Blanche Willoughby.

Survivors include her long-time companion Rupert Flaherty; her daughters, Phyllis Glenn Scott-Melton and husband Michael of Marietta, GA, Margaret Ann Scott of Raleigh; and sons, Phillip Matthews Scott of Raleigh, Shayne Flaherty of Raleigh and Shawn Ell of Raleigh. Survivors also include three grandchildren, Brittney Phillips of Dallas GA, Blake Melton of Dallas,GA and Jordan Ell of New York, and great grandchildren, Carson Phillips, Reagan Phillips, Wyatt Melton and Gunner Melton of Dallas, GA.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Faith Bridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Carson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Casting Bread Ministries, at Faith Bridge United Methodist Church or to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cornerstone Cremation Funeral Celebrations is serving the Scott family.

An online obituary and guestbook is available at ww w.cornerstonecremations.com.

 

December 11, 2014
MITCHELL RAY MODERY

Mitchell Ray Modery, 19, of Bennett, died Tuesday, (12-02-2014) at his home.

The funeral was conducted  Friday, (12-05-2014) at 2 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mitchell was born in Greensboro in 1995, son of August Raye Binkley and Asa Thomas Modery. He enjoyed fellowship working with the Bennett Baptist Handymen, assisting them on many projects for those in need.  Preceding him in death was a brother, Kelly Modery.

He is survived by his mother August Sutphin of the home; his father, Asa Modery of High Point; brothers, Steven Sutphin and Jacob Hinson, also of the home;  step-brothers, Jeff Barber of High Point, Nick Sutphin of Greensboro; step-sister, Chasie Sutphin of  Greensboro; paternal grandparents, Lou and Cindy Modery of Gastonia, Paula Corgen of Ramseur; maternal grandparents, Tom and Lou Ann Lee of Sanford, Ray and Annette Binkley of Bear Creek; and great-grand-mother, Shirley Jones of Bennett.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

JERRY CLYDE CRABTREE

Mr. Jerry Clyde Crabtree of Robbins, 67, passed away Wednesday, (12-03-2014).

A memorial service was held Saturday, (12-06-2014), at 2 p.m. at High Falls Wesleyan Church. Burial will be held at a later date.

Mr. Crabtree was aMooreCountynative and the son of Clyde Crabtree and Annie Ruth Martindale Crabtree. He worked in textiles as a machine operator and attended High Falls Wesleyan Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wayne Crabtree.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Lee Crabtree of Seagrove; daughters, Joni Mabe of Seagrove, Jill Whitley of Snow Camp; brothers,  Jesse Crabtree of Robbins, Herman Crabtree of HighFalls; sisters, Helen Maness of SilerCity, Louise Preslar of Biscoe, Edna Brown of HighFalls, Linda Coward of Seagrove; and three grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

 

BERNARDITA “BABY” GILLIAM

Bernardita “Baby” Gilliam, 64, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (12-02-2014), at her home.

The funeral was held at Pocket Presbyterian Church on Saturday, (12-06-2014), at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Dudley presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born in the Republic of Philippines, on August 23, 1950, to late Marcario Daal and Rosita Cagatin Daal.

Surviving relatives include her husband Gary W. Gilliam of the home and a son Dennis Gilliam of Sanford.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Cancer Society,PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City,OK73123-1718, Lee County Industries,2711 Tramway Road, Sanford,NC 27330 or Pocket Presbyterian Church,669 Pocket Church Road,Sanford,NC 27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM DONNELL “BOOT” SILER

Mr. William Donnell Siler, 63, of Siler City died Monday, (12-01-2014) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (12-07-2014) at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church in Staley, with Bishop William Goins officiating.

Mr. Siler was born January 23, 1951 to James and Callie Siler. A graduate ofJordan-MatthewsHigh School, he was a member ofUnityPowerhouseHolinessChurchwhere he served as Sunday School superintendant, was president of the Gospel Mass Choir, and was part of many other programs of the church.  He retired from Chatham Hospital due to his health. In addition to his parents, he was survived by a brother, Harry Siler and sister, Gloria Powell.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Wilma Cheek Siler; daughters, Tammy C. Walden, Teresa Siler, both of Siler City; four grandchildren; brother, Rev. Willie “Pete” Siler; sisters, Mrs. Patricia Austin, Loretta Williams of Siler City, and Mrs.Hazell Abbott of Upland, CA.

JAMES ELSIE CAMERON

James Elsie Cameron, 78, of Cameron, died Saturday, (12-06-2014), at First Health Moore Regional in Pinehurst.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (12-09-2014), at 3 p.m. at Pineywood Baptist Church with Rev. Paul McClure presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Cameron was born in Moore County, February 8, 1936, to the late John and Annie Johnson Cameron.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Ed, Odell, Tom, Earl and George Cameron.

Surviving relatives include his wife Nancy Simpson Cameron of the home; and sister, Flora Mae Pettit of Siler City.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HAZEL ALICE BEANE HAYES

Hazel Alice Beane Hayes, 89, of Siler City, passed away Monday, (12-08-2014) at Coventry House Assisted Living.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (12-10-2014) at 2 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Ramseur with Rev. Bobby V. Seagroves officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ms. Hayes was a native of Randolph County, daughter  of the late Carson L. and Annie Cox Beane, and  a graduate of Coleridge School. She attended business school, worked with Sears-Roebuck & Company, and later worked with the clerical department of the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration.  She was a founding member of Sharpe Road Baptist Church. Her husband, Edward Broughton Hayes, preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons Barry Hayes of SilerCity, Gareth Hayes of Durham; sister, Janette Beane Seagroves;  six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church,4529 Moffitt Mill Road,Ramseur,NC27316, or to Gideons International, Randolph North Camp 3213-3,P.O. Box 732,Asheboro,N.C.27204.

CATHERINE ALSTON

Mrs. Catherine Alston, 74, of Siler City passes away on Saturday, (12-06-2014) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, (12-11-2014) at Glovers Grove AME Zion Church with burial following in Chatham Memorial Park.

Surviving is a daughter, Caterina Alston and one sister, Hazel Headen.

 

WALTER EDWARD SHUE

    Walter Edward Shue, 88, was welcomed home into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  His parents, Harvey Leslie Shue, Sr. and Lizzie Dale Smith Shue, who preceded him in death, passed away when he was a child and he spent his early childhood at the Junior Home Orphanage in Tiffin,Ohio.  When he grew older he lived with his brothers and sisters.  He served in the Merchant Marines and later moved to Sile City.  He retired as a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service in Siler City.

He is survived by his wife: Cristina (Cimino) Shue of Siler City; daughters, Brenda Brady and husband, Donnie of Jamestown, NC, Gloria A. Terry and husband, Joe of Asheboro; step-daughter, Monica Goodwin and husband, Douglas of Siler City, NC; seven grandchildren, Brian Brady, Carrie Thurman, Alyssa Gaetani, Brandon and Jackson Goodwin, Wendy Holland and Joey Terry; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who called him “Uncle E”.

He was a faithful member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church which he loved and supported throughout his life.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

The family received friends Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church,4338 Rives Chapel Church Road,Siler City with Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial  followed in Chatham Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chatham County Department of Social Services Foster Children’s Fund,P O Box 489,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

GERRY ALAN PHILLIPS

Gerry Alan Phillips, 64,  of NC Hwy 42, Bear Creek died Friday, December 5, 2014 at First  Health Hospital, Pinehurst.

Gerry was born in Chatham County on August 21, 1950, the son of Wade Herman and Lois Smith Phillips.  Gerry was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church where he had taught Sunday School,  was a former member of the choir and  will be remembered for his beautiful singing voice.  He was a 1968 graduate of Chatham Central High School and attended Elon College. He was employed by Ramtex for 37 years, was an avid hunter and fisherman and was known for his athletic abilities.  He attended Karate Class and was proud of being recognized as a 1st Dan Black Belt.  His greatest joys were times spent with his family, and he will be remembered as a loving, giving person.

Gerry was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory Alan Phillips and a daughter, Crystal Lynne Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandy King Phillips; his parents, Herman and Lois Smith Phillips; sister, Cheryl Baldwin; a host of nieces and nephews and his best buddy, canine companion, Jack.

The family  received friends Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City,NC 27344.

The funeral was held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church,1745 Fall Creek Church Road,Bennett, NC 27208 with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crystal Lynne Phillips Scholarship Fund c/o Chatham Central High School,14950 NC   Hwy902,Bear Creek,NC 27207.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.pughfuneral home.com.

 VIRGINIA LAMBERT WOOD

Virginia  Lambert Wood was born on February 4, 1916 and died on December 5, 2014.  She was the wife of Harry DuPrey Wood, Jr, deceased.  Her children are Harry DuPrey Wood, III, Edwin Lambert Wood, deceased, and Sue Wood McLendon.  Her grandchildren are Edwin Lambert Wood, Jr, Harry DuPrey Wood, IV, Raymond Tyler Wood, Elizabeth Wood McLendon, Emily Lambert McLendon; and her great grandchildren are Jessica, Sammy, Lindsey, and Lilly.

Born on February 4, 1916 in Asheboro,NC to Wiley Fisher Lambert and Sue Brooks Lambert, Mrs. Wood graduated High School and then she graduated in 1936 from Meredith College in Raleigh,NC. She sat as a Member of the Board of Trustees in later years.  In 1940 she married the Reverend Harry DuPrey Wood Jr. Together they served, Angier Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Eden,NC. While inEden, Mrs. Wood taught elementary school, served as president of WMU, Rockingham County as well as the executive board of WMU in RaleighNC.

In 1980, the Rev and Mrs. Wood moved toFrankfurt,Germanyfor almost ten years.   While he served as pastor of Bethel International Baptist Church, Mrs. Wood was elected president of the Women’s Missionary of Europe.

Virginia Wood lived in Chester for ten years. As a member of Chester Baptist Church, she played the piano for Sunday School and the bi-monthly Companion Dinners.  The Woman’s Club benefited from her musical talent as she was the pianist for the annual fashion show.  She was an avid bridge player and played at two times a week.

As a world traveler and an active lover of mankind, Virginia Lambert Wood served God enthusiastically, leaving her footprint of the love of Christ wherever she went.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home.  A funeral service was held at 3 p.m.  on Sunday, December 7, 2014 atChesterBaptist Church with Dr. Lloyd Braswell officiating.  Interment followed at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. where Virginia will be buried beside Rev. Harry D. Wood Jr., her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Companion Supper Fund at Chester Baptist Church,4317 School Street,Chester,VA23831.

Condolences may be registered online at www.jtmor riss.com.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting with the funeral arrangements.

HERMAN RAY PHILLIPS

   Mr. Herman Ray Phillips, 71, of Bennett,N.C. died Monday, December 8, 2014 at Hospice of Randolph County in Asheboro,N.C.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Churchwith Rev. Joey Green officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett, and at other times at the farm house at 920 Calvin Phillips Road, Bennett,N.C.

Herman (Ray) was born December 4, 1943, son of the late Randall Edison Phillips and Estie Ellen Maness.

Herman (Ray) worked for Lancer Corporation and Comfort Tech Inc. for 44 years serving as Vice President.

He was a Master wood craftsman and carpenter and spent many years restoring the family farmhouse. He collected old toys, loved to hunt, restore old tractors and was an avid, passionate golfer. Herman was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cheryl Green.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Lee Phillips of the home; one son, Ritchie Ray Phillips and one sister, Jenny Yow of Bennett,  two grandchildren,  Katie and Jacob Phillips, both of Bennett.

Online condolences may be offered at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

December 4, 2014
ESTHER RICH BRADY

Esther Rich Brady, 81, of Bennett, died Monday, (11-24-2014) at her residence.

Funeral services were held at  11 a.m., Saturday, (11-29-2014), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with   Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Shelley Dial officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery.

Esther was a native of Randolph County, retired from Randolph Hospital and a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mattie Taylor Rich.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Brady; daughters, Jane Caviness of Siler City, Elizabeth Chrisco of Bennett; sons, Thomas Leon Brady, Jr., of Bennett, Keith Brady ofCedar Falls; eight grandchildren and eight  great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to, Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 VillageLakeRoad, Siler City, NC 27344.

WILLIAM REGINALD “REGGIE” WILSON

Mr. William Reginald “Reggie” Wilson, 55, of Bennett, died Tuesday, (11-25-2014) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

He is the son of William D. and Mozelle Wilson of Bennett. A Chatham County native, he worked at Bennett Farm Supply for several years.

Reggie is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patsy English Wilson of the home; and  sister, Regina Laton of West End.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Chatham County Animal Services, 725 Renaissance Drive,Pittsboro, NC27312.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com. 

WILBUR LEE BAKER

Wilbur Lee Baker, 75, of Sanford, died Sunday, (11-30-2014), at his home.

A funeral was held at Euphronia Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, (12-03-2014), 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Keith Miller presiding.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Baker was born May 20, 1939, in Harnett County, to the late Weaver Cleveland and Essie Ashworth Baker.  He was preceded in death by his brother James Calvin “JC” Baker and sisters, Clara Baker Betts, Callie Baker Cotten and Berlina Baker Seagroves.  He served in the US Army.  He was retired as a master carpenter in construction of residential homes. Mr. Baker was a member of Euphronia Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.

Surviving relatives include his wife Bobbie Castleberry Baker of Sanford; a son, Joseph Lee Baker of Sanford; a daughter Patricia Baker Coleman of Sanford; and five grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY J. PITT

Mrs. Shirley J. Pitt, 74, of Sanford, died Saturday, (11-29-2014) at her home.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, (12-02-2014), at 1 p.m. at Cameron Grove Cemetery with Chaplain Wayne Lamb officiating.

Mrs. Pitt was born inHarnettCounty, on January  27, 1940, to the late William Edward and Nora Brown Thomasson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Pitt; a son, Barry Becker, and by sisters, Sue T. Kelly and Blanche Kruse.  Mrs. Pitt was a retired caregiver.

She is survived by sons, Kevin Becker and Richard Keith Becker, both of Margate,FL; a daughter, Deborah Becker Abernathy of Sanford; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JANICE MAY BROOKS

Pittsboro: Mrs. Janice May Brooks, 62, died Tuesday, (11-25-2014), at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.  She was the daughter of the late George Howard Fields and Elma Caddell Fields. She worked as a secretary in the furniture business. She attended Brush Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband, Eli Brooks of the home in Bear Creek; daughter, Brandy Brooks of the home; sister, Ann Fields Brooks of Siler City; brother, Robert DeWayne Fields of Carthage.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. You may make online condolences atwww.joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Brooks family.

DONA B. HENNEY KING

Dona B. Henney King, 86, of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (11-25-2014).

Visitation will be held Sunday, (12-07-2014) from 12 to 2 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Griffin Chapel.

Ms. King is survived by a son, Matthew Elon Henney ofCharlotte.

Make online condolences at:

www.hallwynne.com.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the King Family.

MARION TERESA HILKER

Marion Teresa Hilker, 88, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, (12-01-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.    www.CremationSociety

NC.com.

T. WILLIAM BENEDICT

T. William Benedict, 94, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, (11-28-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.    www.CremationSociety

NC.com.

 

   RONDA COBURN HOOFT

   Ronda Coburn Hooft, 59, of  Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Hooft was born July 4, 1955 inWichita,Kansas, the daughter of Ron and Beverly (LaFoy) Coburn.  Ronda worked in payroll and enjoyed water skiing and camping.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Christian L J Hooft; one daughter, Kristin Hooft; two sons, Dustin O’Quinn and Derek Hooft,  all of the home; her parents; three sisters,  Lynn Green of Pittsboro, Penny Rebiero of Martinsville, VA,  Sunshine Ramirez of Hagerstown, MD; one brother, Mike Coburn; and grandson, Preston Lee Riggans.

A graveside service was held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. atChathamMemorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West,SilerCity.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfun eralhome.com.

  JANIE OAKLEY DOWD

    Janie Oakley Dowd, 82, of9515 NC Hwy 902, Siler City died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Dowd was born in Moore County on May 10, 1932, the daughter of James Carl and Bessie (Simpson) Oakley. Janie was retired from Kayser-Roth and a member of Meroney United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She enjoyed sewing, needle work and working in her garden. Mrs. Dowd was preceded in death by her parents, brother, J. C. Oakley and her husband, Bobby G. Dowd.

She is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Dowd Moore and husband Charles, and Patty Dowd all of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Renee Moore-Bourbon of Hope Mills, Joshua Moore, Ethan Moore and Jonathan Hudson, all of Bear Creek; and great-grandson,  Kagan Walls-Moore

The family received friends Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family residence. The funeral was held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church,10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made toMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dowd Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

ARTHUR L. DAVIS, JR.


  Arthur Lee Davis Jr., 69, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Arthur was born in Siler City on December 21, 1944, a son of the late Arthur Lee Davis Sr. and Edna Cheek Davis.

A 1963 graduate of Jordan-MatthewsHigh School, Arthur was in the banking business for 20 years and  was an owner-operator of a convenience store for 20 years.

A member of Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, he was an avid fisherman, loved being with his family and spending time with his best buddies, Scott Cornatzer and Fred Poplin.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia F. Davis; daughter, Adrienne Davis Smith and husband Rod of Harrisburg; son, Mark Davis and wife Amy of Salisbury; grandchildren, Addison, Carson, Jake and Elly; brothers, Steve Davis and Jeff Davis; sisters, Linda Culberson, Sharon Strong, Shelia Cheek, Jean Maupin, Donna Davis and Debra Branson.

Military graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Salisbury National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard, by VA Chaplain, with military honors by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard and the Rowan County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard,201 E. Washington St.,China Grove, NC 28023.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www. powlesfuneralhome.com

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, assisted theDavis family.

FRANCES PASCHAL BRACY

Frances Paschal Bracy, 96, of Siler City, and Sanford, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Parkview Rest and Retirement Center,Sanford.

Mrs. Bracy was born in Chatham County on August 27, 1918, daughter of Charlie and Flossie (Temple) Paschal.  She was raised in Bonlee, and moved to Richmond,Virginia to attend the Medical College of Virginia nursing program.  She was a Registered Nurse and worked many years in the Richmond area.  It was there she met and married, the love They retired to Lewisetta,Virginia and enjoyed owning and operating a Marina for several years.  Wilson Bracy died in 1991 and Frances moved back to Siler City  and reconnected with family and friends.  She started attending Siler City Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the fellowship of the people there.  Due to health issues,Frances first moved to the Bayberry Inn in Sanford, and then to Parkview Retirement Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilson Bracy; a sister, Gladys Kerrick; brothers, Wade Paschal and Robert Paschal.

She is survived by her niece, Linda Paschal Comer and husband Carroll Comer of Robbins; nephews, Phil Paschal and wife Marti of Matthews,  and John Paschal; special great-niece, Rebecca Drake and husband Robbie of Siler City and other great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m.  at Siler City Presbyterian Church.  The funeral will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Presbyterian Church,720 W. 3rd St.,Siler City,NCwith Rev. Richard LaDew and Rev. Sue Flippin officiating.  Burial will follow inHopeCemetery, Bonlee.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.