Obituaries

August 28, 2014
ROBIN JOHNSON REESE

Robin Johnson Reese, 60, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-22-2014), at her home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Reese was born inMauldin,SCon January 17, 1954, to Robert and Mary Ellen Smith Johnson.  She was preceded in death by father.

She is survived by her husband Jim Reese of the home; mother, Mary Ellen Smith Johnson of Mauldin, SC; a step-daughter, Christi Reece Pettit of Memphis, TN; brothers, Al Johnson of Richmond, VA, Phillip Johnson of Mauldin, SC; sisters, Dena Williams of Mauldin, SC, Amy Wise Herring of Virginia Beach, VA and one step- grandson.

The family received friends Wednesday, (08-27-2014), from 5 to 8 p.m. at the family home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

CLAYBERT DELANO LEWIS  

Mr. Claybert Delano Lewis, 78 of Bear Creek, died at the V.A.Hospital in Little Rock, AR, Monday, (08-18-2014).

A graveside service was held Monday August 25, at 2 p.m. in theClintonCemeterywith the Rev. Ken Dabbs officiating.

Born in 1936 in Sampson County, Mr. Lewis was the son of the late David and Hazel Mae Faircloth Lewis. He was a Veteran of the United States Military, and a retired employee with Carter-Weber Manufacturing Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Lewis.

He is survived by one daughter, Denise L. Wright of Little Rock, AR; one son, Randy Delano Lewis of Bear Creek; sister, Jonell Gann and brother, Kenneth Ray Smith, both of Little Rock, AR; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.royalhall funeralhome.com.

HELEN MARIE WOLFE

Helen Marie Wolfe, 87, passed away on August 14, 2014 at her home.

She is survived by her three children, Jimmy Wolfe and wife Cheryl, along with their five children, Lillian Vaughan and husband Mike and their three children, Sarah Dixon and husband Roger with their three children; plus 19 great-grand-children;  her brother, Arthur Lee Hearne; and sisters, Louise Womble and Kathleen Braxton.

Marie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Jack Wolfe; her parents, Herbert and Lillian Hearne; her brother, Nathaniel Hearne; and one great-grandchild.

A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service,396 West  Street, Pittsboro,NC 27312.

A Celebration of Marie’s Life was held at her grave site at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Chatham United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Chatham Methodist Church or Chatham County Council on Aging.

The family would like to give a special “thank you” to all of the many care givers and to UNC Hospice during his recent illness.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

The arrangements for Mrs. Wolfe were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.  

BRIDGET ELLIS COCKMAN

   Bridget Ellis Cockman, 22, of Wildlife Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her residence.

Ms. Cockman was born in Chatham County on September 16, 1991. Bridget was a 2010 graduate of Chatham Central High Schoo land attended Sandhills Community College. She attended Piney Grove United Methodist Church and was employed as a Certified Nurse Assistant in home health care. Bridget was a “happy-go- lucky” person who enjoyed being outdoors, all animals and any music. She liked to take long walks, go hunting and fishing. Bridget was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Billy S. and Linda Poe Ellis; and an uncle, Larry Keith Ellis.

She is survived by her parents, Billy Lewis (BL) and Bonnie (Staley) Ellis; sister, Marsha E. Torres and husband Tony of Southern Pines; brother, Billy Joe Ellis and wife Cindy of Staley; maternal grandparents, John Robert and Jane Dark Staley of Bear Creek; maternal great-grand-mother, Mary Etta Kime Staley of Bear Creek; uncle, Elliott Staley of Bear Creek; aunt, Sharon Brewer and husband Nelson of Siler City; nieces, Lilly and Lea; cousins, Ashley, Ben and Lindsey; great uncle and aunt, Walter Lee “Dink” and Frances Ellis of Bear Creek.

The family received friends Saturday, August 23, 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 her parents, 340 Wildlife Road, Bear Creek.

The funeral was held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3 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,P O Box 9, Siler City,NC 27344.

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

LYNN RAEFORD  ELKINS

   Mr. Elkins was born in Chatham County on April 3, 1932, the son of Roy B. and Mollie Jane (Gaines) Elkins. He was a member of Antioch Baptis tChurch. Raeford was an avid golfer, loved tomato sandwiches and was a retired Project Engineer, having been employed by B. M. Hancock & Sons, Wagester-Walker & Thorton of PA, Prestage Farms of Clinton, and Mountaire Farms of Candor. He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Teague Elkins; one daughter, Gayla E. Stephens of Wilmington; two sons, Rocky Elkins and Rusty Elkins, both of Goldston;  brother, Oren Elkins of Goldston; granddaughter, Summer Phillips and husband Bryan of Goldston; and great-grand-daughter, Aspen B. Phillips of Goldston.

The family  received friends Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church,3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston.

The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mike Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FIRSTHEALTH Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Elkins Family.

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

 WILMA GEORGE ANDREW

Wilma George Andrew, 98, of Snow Camp, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Andrew was born August 6, 1916 inWestfield,NC, the daughter of Edgar and Emma (Simmons) George. A native of Westfield, she was a homemaker, and  member of South Fork Friends Meeting, where she was in the Genevieve Lindley Sunday School Class, Women’s Missionary Society as secretary, Silk Hope Home Demonstration Club, Circle of Hope Missionary Society and worked in theSilk Hope Schoolas a volunteer for many years. Wilma loved poetry and wrote many original poems.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan Thomas and husband Joe of Snow Camp; son, Gary Andrew and wife Joann of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Amanda Brown and husband Mike, Neil Andrew and Lisa, Karen Welton and husband Steve, Joseph Thomas and wife Paula; great-grandchildren, Reagan Brown, Andrew Brown, Paige Welton, Trenton Welton, Bailey Andrew, Aiden Andrew, Taylor Thomas and Noah Thomas.

Visitation was held Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N.Second Avenue,SilerCity. The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at South Fork Friends Meeting,359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Andrew Needham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Deborah Saunders, Barbara Teague, Pud Jordan and Hannah Saunders for their love and devoted care for many years. A special thanks to Cindy Smith and Sherry Beal of Community Home Care & Hospice.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends General Fund,359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349 or to Community Home Care and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

HOWARD WARD CRAWFORD 

Chapel Hill -   Howard Ward Crawford, 85, of Chatham County,NCdied peacefully at his home on August 24, 2014.

He was born on June 24, 1929 in Chatham County, son of the late Joseph Clem Crawford and Julia Bynum Ward Crawford.

Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Anne McBane Crawford.  He is survived by three sons, Joe Crawford and his wife Sandi, Jerry Crawford and his wife Donna, Mark Crawford and his wife Sheila, all ofChapel Hill.  He has nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He has two sisters, Sue Sturdivant and Clegg Williams, both ofChapel Hill.  In addition, he has numerous nieces and nephews.

Howard lived his life on his family’s farm doing what he loved best, “farming.”  He passed along the love of farming to his family, which now is in the fifth generation of the business. He loved visiting his friends and would often bear the gift of donuts, peanuts, or fruit to show how much he cared for each of them.  He always wanted to know if anyone had any “news”, as he enjoyed staying on top of what was happening in the neighborhood.

A celebration to honor his life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 atOrangeChapelUnitedMethodistChurch.  The family  received friends in the fellowship hall following the service and burial.

The family wishes to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown to Howard over the past few years, with your visits, cards sent, food brought and prayers.

The family would like to specifically express their gratitude to Shirley Clark, Angie Brown, Terri Wood, Amanda Strickland, as well as UNC Hospice for their wonderful and devoted care to Howard during his illness, so that he could pass from this world, peacefully at home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund ofOrangeChapelUnitedMethodistChurch,1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road,Chapel Hill,NC27516.

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

August 21, 2014
PEGGY BALLINGER GILLILAND 

Peggy Ballinger Gilliland, 76, died at home on Saturday, (08-16-2014) August 16, 2014 inNew London.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday (08-22-2014) at 2 p.m. at Badin Shores Chapel.

Peggy was born July 24, 1938 in Charlotte, the daughter of Louie Joseph and Colia McKinley Ballinger.  She later received her accounting degree from Randolph College, and  retired as Finance Director of the Randolph Country School System. She was an active member of Badin Shores Chapel.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Gilliland; children, Wesley Gilliland of Waco, TX.; Sherri Schwarz-Strathmeyer of York, PA., and Richard Gilliland of Orlando, FL;  eight  grandchildren; and one great-grandson; sisters,  Betty Jean Muse, Dorothy Hough, and Alma Horne.
Visitation will be held at Badin Shores Chapel Thursday, (08-21-2014) from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Badin Shores Chapel Building Fund,111 Dove Lane,New London,NC28127.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com .

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Gilliland family.

 

RUDOLPH COPELAND MULLIS, SR.

Mr. Rudolph Copeland Mullis, Sr., 87, of Sanford, died Thursday, (08-14-2014) at Sanford Health and Rehab in Sanford.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (08-20-2014), at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Sayles officiating, with  burial at Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mr. Mullis was born in Lee County, October 18, 1926, to the late Henry Bunyon and Annie Pearl Godfrey Mullis.  He was a member ofJonesboroHeightsBaptistChurch, the Masonic Lodge and V.F.W.  He was a retired manager of the Kendale Branch of Dossenbach’s Furniture in theJonesboroarea ofSanford.

He is survived by his wife, Oberia Suggs Mullis; sons, William Reginald “Reggie” Mullis of Seattle, WA and Rudolph C. “Rusty” Mullis, Jr. ofSilerCity, and seven grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES DUNCAN McLEOD, JR.

Charles Duncan McLeod, Jr. of Sanford died Sunday, (08-17-2014).

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m.  at White Hill Presbyterian Church Wednesday, (08-20-2014), with  Rev. Keith Miller officiating.   Burial of the cremains followed in the McLeod section of the church graveyard.

Charles was predeceased by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.D. McLeod, Sr,; brother, Charles Benton Lisk,  and an infant sister, Mary Lou.

Survivors include his wife, Martha (Miki) McLeod of the home; a daughter, Cynthia McAuley of Sanford; a son, Charles David of Sanford;  and six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Rachel Kennedy of Mt.Olive.

Born in Mt Gilead on April 30, 1936, Charles was paralyzed by polio in 1947. After an extensive education, (Lees-McCraeCollege,EastCarolinaCollege, NCSC), he retired after 31 years service as an educator.

Memorials may be made to White Hill Presbyterian Church or to the Charity of your choice.

Make online condolences at: www.rogerspickard.com.

WILLIE LEE GODFREY

Mr. Willie Lee Godfrey, 60, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-15-2014) at his residence.

The funeral was held Sunday, (08-17-2014) at 3 p.m. in the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John David Stinnett officiating.  Burial followed at New Life Fellowship Cemetery.

Mr. Godfrey was born on June 19, 1954, inLeeCounty, to the late Milton Sandy Godfrey and Willie Lee McGehee. He was also preceded in death by a son Chris Godfrey, brothers, Bobby Godfrey, Jack Godfrey, Wade Godfrey, and Sandy Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey was a contractor.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Godfrey; sons, Darren Godfrey, Brian Godfrey, both of Sanford, brothers; Johnny Godfrey of Sanford, Tommy Godfrey of Cameron, Daniel Godfrey of Sanford; sisters, Peggy Williams of Raleigh, Bonnie Carmichael of Powder Springs, GA, Joyce Simpson of Carthage, and Dolly Carmichael of Sanford; and six grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

JULIA CAROLINE LOWRANCE PEDERSEN

Julia Caroline Lowrance Pedersen, 90, of Chapel Hill died Monday, (08-11-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society NC.

 

TERA BAILEY WHITE

Tera Bailey White, 94, of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (08-16-2014).

Arrangements are incomplete at Cremation Society NC.

JoANNE JOHNSON ANDREWS

JoAnne Johnson Andrews, born October 30, 1928, died August 8, 2014.  She was the daughter of Robert H. and Alice Terry Johnson ofChathamCountyand the wife of the late Ike Andrews.  In addition to her parents and husband, JoAnne was predeceased by her daughter, Patti Andrews, her infant son, her six sisters and her brother.

JoAnne is survived by her daughter, Alice Andrews Joyce and son-in-law Bob Joyce; grandson, Kevin Andrews Joyce; granddaughter, Laura Alice Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Steve and Holly Coon and their family.

JoAnne and Ike met at the Siler City Drug Store soon after Ike returned fromGermanyfollowing WWII.  They were married in 1947 and lived in Carrboro while Ike was a student at UNC and JoAnne worked for the telephone company.  They settled in Pittsboro and thenSilerCitywhere JoAnne volunteered as a girl scout leader, taught Sunday School and served as a county-wide volunteer leader for the Red Cross and the public library.  Along the way she became a noted cook, an avid golfer and a feisty bridge player.  JoAnne and Ike loved to dance and to cheer on the Heels.  They took an active part in social, political and moral events of their day.

Later in her life, JoAnne enjoyed her job at Quintiles, spending time with her friends, and making frequent trips toFloridato visit her sisters and their families.  She was devoted to her grandchildren—never turning down a game of cards, or chess, or Scrabble, or ping pong—and remained very close with them as they grew up.  JoAnne always cherished Christmas and birthdays, and would arrive practically at dawn on Thanksgiving with a car full of food and her famous yeast rolls.

JoAnne enjoyed an energetic life until a stroke in 2008 and increasing disability due to arthritis.  During these years she maintained a valiant effort to be strong for her family, and remained a central part of their lives until her death.

A service to remember JoAnne took place on Tuesday, August 12 at 4 p.m. in the Grumman Chapel atUniversityUnitedMethodistChurchinChapel Hill, where JoAnne was a member.  Burial will be at theBonleeCommunityCemeteryat a later date.

Any memorials may be directed to UUMC for community outreach.

BOBBIE LOUISE PHILLIPS

   Ms. Bobbie Louise Phillips, age 79, of Bear Creek passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Churc in Bennett, with Rev. Scott Allmon, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Phillips was born inChathamCounty, and was the daughter of the late Willis Chaffin Neal and Jessie McKenzie Neal. She had worked at C & A inSilerCity, Townsend’s in Mt. Vernon Springs, Quality Mills inCarthage, and was a caregiver to others. Ms. Phillips was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, loved her family, and she loved solving word puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Odell Phillips, sister, Beatrice Beal, and grandson, Nicky Hughes.

Ms. Phillips is survived by her daughter, Debbie Hughes and husband Steve of Bear Creek; son, Mike Neal and wife Joan of Bear Creek; sisters, Lois Oldham, Marie Barber, and Ann Thomas and husband Larry, all of Bear Creek; granddaughter, Stephaine Meads and husband Eric of Brewster, Mass.; grandson, Adam Neal and wife Carla of Pinehurst; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Meads; great-grandsons, Jacob Meads and Beckett Neal.

Visitation was held Friday, August 15, 2014, from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Phillips Family.

 JAMES CHRISTOPHER EVERHART

James Christopher Everhart, 93, of Graham, formerly of Siler City, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Hock Family Pavilion Hospice in Durham.

Mr. Everhart was born inDavidsonCountyon December 20, 1920, the son of Earlie H. and Tula Mae Sexton Everhart.  Jim owned Everhart Carpet and Upholstery Company for many years in Siler City.  He was preceded in death by a son, Clay Christopher Everhart, and his parents.

He is survived by two daughters, Constance Everhart Widenhouse and husband Gordon of Chapel Hill, Lori Jean Everhart of Washington, DC; grandson, Christopher Wolfe of Chapel; granddaughters, Lindsay Decker of Raleigh, Sherburne Widenhouse of Wilmington; three sisters, Nova Dennis, Shirley Thomas, and Mary Bumgarner, all of Thomasville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

WILMA GEORGE ANDREW

Wilma George Andrew, 98, of Snow Camp, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Andrew was born August 6, 1916 inWestfield,NC, the daughter of Edgar and Emma (Simmons) George. A native of Westfield,NC, Wilma was a homemaker,  a member of South Fork Friends Meeting, where she was in the Genevieve Lindley Sunday School Class, Women’s Missionary Society as secretary, Silk Hope Home Demonstration Club, Circle of Hope Missionary Society and worked in the Silk Hope Schoolas a volunteer for many years. Wilma loved poetry and wrote many original poems.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan Thomas and husband Joe of Snow Camp; son, Gary Andrew and wife Joann of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Amanda Brown and husband Mike, Neil Andrew and Lisa, Karen Welton and husband Steve, Joseph Thomas and wife Paula; great-grandchildren, Reagan Brown, Andrew Brown, Paige Welton, Trent Welton, Bailey Andrew and Aiden Andrew.

Visitation was held Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N.Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at South Fork Friends Meeting,359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Rev. Andrew Needham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Deborah Saunders, Barbara Teague, Pud Jordan and Hannah Saunders for their love and devoted care for many years. A special thanks to Cindy Smith and Sherry Beal of Community Home Care & Hospice.

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

GAYNELLA OVERMAN

   Mrs. Gaynella Jane Auman Overman, 86, of Siler City, died August 14, 2014.

A memorial service was held  at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Pittsboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church,637 West Street, Pittsboro, NC2 7312 with Rev. Shelley Dial and Michael Overman officiating.  Refreshments followed in the fellowship hall.

A native of Randolph County, Mrs. Overman was born July 15, 1928.  She loved spending time with her family, sewing and going on trips.  She loved gospel music and listening to preaching, as well as art and going shopping.  Mrs. Overman was preceded in death by her parents, John Roscoe Auman and Nora Cole Auman; son, James Arley Overman, Jr.; as well as two grandchildren, Johnny and April.

Mrs. Overman is survived by her husband of 67 years, James Arley Overman, Sr., of the home; 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; sister, Betsy Jo Kinney and husband Raymond; 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 the Christian United Outreach Center, 135 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Arrangements were by Midstate Cremation Service.

Make online condolences at:  www.midstatecremationservice.com.


GILBERT RUTH

Gilbert “Gib” Ruth, 77, passed away in the early afternoon of Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Ruth was born to the late Thomas Cook Ruth and Lorena Moore Ruth on March 6, 1937 inChatham County,NC. He married the former Linda McLaurin June 11, 1967. Gib worked for and retired from UNC University as an HVAC Technician.

In addition to his parents, Gib was preceded in death by three brothers, John Moore Ruth, “T.C.” Thomas Cook Ruth, Donald Ruth, his sister, Joy Ruth Burke, and his niece, Kay Peedin.

Survivors include  his wife, Linda of Pittsboro; his niece, Sue Cagle and her husband Butch of Toms River, NJ; three great-nieces, Jennifer Bodnarchuk, Stephanie Cagle, Taylor Ruth Peedin; and a great-great-nephew, Nathan Bodnarchuk.

A funeral service for Mr. Ruth was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014 atMaysChapelBaptistChurchin Pittsboro. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions toMaysChapelBaptistChurchor UNC Hospice of Pittsboro.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

LUCY NANCE McPHERSON

Lucy Nance McPherson, 83, of Ed Clapp Road, Siler City died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Siler City Center.

Mrs. McPherson was born inGuilfordCountyon May 11, 1931, the daughter of John Claude and Addie (Kittrel) Nance. She was employed for over 20 years by Chatham Foods, Inc., Siler City. Lucy was an active member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Adult Sunday School Class and sang in the choir. She also enjoyed baking cakes for church functions. Lucy was preceded in death by son, Gary Wade McPherson; her parents; sister, Margaret Nance Beasley and a brother, Milton Dale Nance, Sr.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ronald William “Billy” McPherson; two daughters, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Johnson and husband Ed, Cheryl Denise Smith and husband, Edward; two sons, Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne McPherson and wife Pam, John Russell McPherson and wife Arlene; daughter-in-law, Marilyn McPherson Joyce; two sisters: Edna Shepard, Carolyn Fields; grandchildren, Chris McPherson and wife Kim, Joy McPherson, Crystal Richardson and husband, Jerimiah, Jonathan Smith, Delaine Johnson, Brandon Smith, Drew and Dana McPherson and Hannah Smith; great-grandchildren, Aulden and Kailyn Richardson; step-grandchild, Kevin Johnson; several nieces and nephews and family friend, Buddy Olsen.

The family received friends Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and at other times at the home of the daughter, 2161 Ed Clapp Road, Siler City.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road,Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Piney Grove United Methodist Women; Siler City Center Activities Department c/o Linda Juhlin, 900 West Dolphin Street, Siler City; or to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City.

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

GLORIA HADLEY WILEY

Gloria Hadley Wiley, 62, of 716 Lakewood Drive, Siler City died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Wiley was born in Alamance County on July 27, 1952, the daughter of Hassell and Mae (Wright) Hadley.  She was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting, was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse atSilerCityCenterand had delivered newspapers for several years.  Gloria enjoyed animals, especially her cat, Smokey.

She is survived by her son, Lynn Gathings ofNew Bern; grandson, Zachery Gathings of Pollocksville; mother and step-father, Mae Hadley Leo and Peter Leo of Emerald Isle.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Andrew Needham officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home Friday, August 22, 2014 and at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on  Saturday.

Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends Meeting.

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

August 14, 2014
GENERAL FESTLER WHITT

General Festler Whitt, 80, of Vass passed away Thursday, (08-07-2014), at Peak Resources in Carthage.

Born in Surry County, Mr. Whitt was the son of the late General L. Whitt and Susie Crissman Whitt. He was also preceded in death by a son Greg Whitt, a sister, Ruby Haynes, brothers, Frank Whitt, and Cecil Whitt.

Mr. Whitt is survived by his wife, Carolyn Payne Whitt; daughter, Sue Hurley of Cameron; son, David Whitt of Vass; sister, Betty Woodward of Carthage;  two grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Health Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC 28374

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FUMIKO USUKI KEISER

Mrs. Fumiko Usuki Keiser, 89, of Sanford, died Sunday, (08-10-2014) at her home.

Funeral service will be held Friday, (08-15-2014) at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery.

She was born onTokyo,Japanon March 23, 1923, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Hisato Usuki.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Benton Keiser, Jr.; son John Benton Keiser, III and daughter Peggy Clarke.  Mrs. Keiser was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Leroy Keiser of Supply; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

LaNILTA BRADY TEAGUE

   LaNilta  Brady Teague, 79, of Driftwood Drive, Siler City died Friday, August 8, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Teague was born in Chatham County on January 21, 1935, the daughter of Howard and Daphney (Scott) Brady.

She retired as a secretary and worked for Brewer Realty and Insurance Company, Country Connections and Ronald Collins, CPA. LaNilta enjoyed working crossword puzzles, cooking and played the piano and organ for 43 years. She played for over one hundred weddings and numerous funerals. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. LaNilta was preceded in death by her parents and infant son, Wendell.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Claude O. Teague; daughter, Kim Branson and husband David of Lexington, son, Reggie Teague and wife Paula of Lexington; brother, Jerry Brady and wife Ann of Goldston; grandchildren, Nathan and Austin Teague, Alex, Anna and Aiden Branson.

The family received friends Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church,608 N. 3rd Ave.,Siler City.  The funeral followed at 3 p.m. with Rev. Don Southern, Rev. Phillip Nelson and Rev. Dr. Jerry Foley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to theFirstWesleyanChurch.

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

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the Teague Family.

          TERIANN “TERI” LUTTERLOH

   Teriann “Teri” Lutterloh of Lake Forest, CA passed away on April 11, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends, in her home away from home, the ICU at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in Laguna Hills,CA.

Teri was born May 7, 1945 inSouth Bend,INto Reg and Evelyn VanSleet who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law L. M. “Red” and Mildred Lutterloh.

She is survived by her husband Eddie Lutterloh; daughter, Michelle Cook and husband Joe of Mission Viejo, CA; son, Michael Lutterloh and wife Kindra of Rancho Santa Marguerita, CA; two grandsons, Dakota Cook and Jacob Lutterloh; four granddaughters, Kaitlin Cook, Makenna Lutterloh, Abby Lutterloh and Peyton Lutterloh; her brother, Reg VanSleet, Jr. and family.

Memorial service and inurnment will be on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3 p.m.  at Piney Grove UnitedMethodistChurch, 2343 PineyGrove Church Road,SilerCity.  The family will greet friends in the Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Piney Grove United Methodist Church,P. O. Box  9,Siler City,NCor to West Chatham Food Pantry, 126VillageLake, Road,Siler City,NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family 

LINDA RIDDLE ELLINGTON

Linda Riddle Ellington, 68, of Siler City died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at UNC Hospitals.

Mrs. Ellington was born in Chatham County on November 25, 1945, the daughter of Roy and Ollie (Fields) Riddle. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and retired from the County Mart.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James R. Riddle.

She is survived by her husband, Carson Ellington; daughter, Kim Holshouser and husband Rodney O’Quinn of Gulf; son, Robbie Holshouser; step-children, Melissa and B.J. Ellington; one sister; two brothers; grandchildren, Kelly O’Quinn, Robbie Holshouser, Jr. and Erica Dianne Holshouser; three great-grandchildren; and best frield, Jo Ann Beal of Bear Creek.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church,396 NC Hwy42, Goldston.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

DORIS WELCH FIELDS

Doris Welch Fields, 66, of Siler Cit ydied Monday, August 11, 2014 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Fields was born inChathamCountyon April 17, 1948, the daughter of Theodore andPearl(Brown) Welch.  She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and had been employed as a weaver with Master Craft. Doris enjoyed sewing and quilting and time spent with her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, J. R. Welch; sisters, Mary Powers and Christine Beal.

She is survived by one daughter, Missy Petty and husband Shawn of Bonlee; sons, Curry Fields of Bear Creek, Jeff Fields and wife Ashley of Siler City; brother, David Welch and wife Linda of Siler City; grandchildren, Brooke Fields Owensby and husband Gary of Silk Hope, Emily Petty Bray and husband Justin of Siler City, Taylor Petty Brady  and husband Dylan of Bennett, Chase Deese and wife Hannah of Clovis, NM, Brantley Petty of Bonlee; great-grandchildren, Serena Deese and Faith Owensby; special friends, Carol Welch and Betty McKinney.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 2 to 3  p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church,5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek. The memorial service will follow Thursday in Brush Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Stanley officiating.

Memorials may be made to Brush Creek Baptist Church,5345 Airport Road,Bear Creek,NC27207.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

August 7, 2014
JACKIE WAYLAND HUSSEY

Mr. Jackie Wayland Hussey, 65, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, (07-29-2014) atFirst Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (08-02-2014) at the High Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Roger Riffe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hussey was a retired Parts Supplier with NC Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Burlin Hussey and Virginia Nall Hussey.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Brenda Comer Hussey of the home; son, Jackie Wayne Hussey of Carthage; daughter, Amy Hussey Hobson of East Bend; sisters, Joyce Hogan of Biscoe, Jeanette Martindale, Brenda Green, both of Carthage; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the High Falls Fire & Rescue,PO Box 5,High Falls,NC27259.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

CAROL AUSTIN

Mrs. Carol Austin, 77, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (07-28-2014).

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, (07-31-2014) at Hall Wynne Funeral Service Griffin Chapel.

Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Clara Johnson , six brothers, and four sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Austin; daughters, Jane Bainville, Mary Bowman; son, Steven Austin; brother, Gary Johnson; sisters, Jeanette Hanson, Marsha Peterson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

 

GLORIA JEAN GALLAGHER

Gloria Jean Gallagher, 66, of Chapel Hill died Saturday, (08-02-2014).

Obituary incomplete at this time. www.CremationSociety NC.com.

H L BREWER

H  L  Brewer, 74, of Bear Creek, died Thursday, (07-31-2014) at Randolph Hospice House in  Asheboro.

A service of remembrance was held Monday, (08-04-2014) at 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Brewer was a native of Chatham County, attended Bonlee High School and was a member of Oakley Baptist Church and the Pauline Powers Friendship Sunday School Class. H L was a truck driver and retired from Clapp’s Trucking of Asheboro.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bessie Jessup Brewer, sons, Michael Brewer and an infant, Scottie Brewer; grandson, Joseph Brewer and a brother, Jim Brewer.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty Garner Brewer of Bear Creek; sisters, Ann Thrift, Joan Webster, Merlyn Moody, all of Siler City, Judy Freeman of Pleasant Garden, Priscilla Thompson of Liberty; brother, Robert Brewer of Asheboro; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Randolph Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC27203 or to Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, NC  27344.
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

IMOGENE PRICE EATON

Mrs. Imogene Price Eaton, 62, of Sanford, died Friday, (08-01-2014), at  her home.

A memorial service was  held Sunday, (08-03-2014), at 3 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.

Ms. Eaton was born on September 5, 1951, inHenryCounty,Virginiato the late James Price and Lulia Murdock Price.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis West.

She is survived by her husband, David Eldridge Eaton; sons, Mark Barber, Nicholas Eaton, both of Sanford; daughter, Lindsay Eaton of Sanford; brothers, Alfred Price of Sanford, Larry Price of Virginia, Marvin Price of Stuart, Virginia; sisters, Ella Owen, Judy Cobler  and Frances Mullins, all of Virginia; and five grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

JUANITA KEY HALL

Mrs. Juanita Key Hall, 82, ofSanford, died Tuesday, (08-05-2014), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

The funeral will be held at Sanford Church of God on Friday, (08-08-2014), at 7 p.m.  with Rev. Tim Lanier officiating.   Burial will follow atGraceChapelChurchCemeteryon Saturday, (08-09-2014), at 11 a.m.

Mrs. Hall was born February  12, 1932, inSurryCounty, to the late Clara Maud Hutchins Key and Gurnie Martin Key.  She was also preceded in death by a son, John Wesley Hall; sisters, Betty Key Godfrey, Barbara Key Woodley and brothers, Glenn Key and Brady Key.  Mrs. Hall was a longtime member of Sanford Church of God and former co-owner of Halls Floor and Wall Covering then Factory Carpet Outlet.

She is survived by her husband, Jack O. Hall of the home; daughter, Anita Hall Leggette of Sanford; brother, Javan Key of Sanford; sister, Judy Key McMillan Kellam of Hampstead; three grandchildren, two step-grand-children, and two great-grand-children.

The family will receive friends Friday, (08-08-2014) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 at the Sanford Church of God.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

 

TODD FUNSTON

Todd Funston, 44, of Sanford, died Monday, (08-04-2014) at his home.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, (08-07-2014) at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oldham officiating.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.

He was born inLeeCounty, on January 10, 1970 to Guy Funston andFrances“Fran” Rives Gardner.  Todd worked as a HVAC Technician for a heating and air company.  He was preceded in death by a brother, William Kent Funston.

In addition to his parents, Todd is survived by a brother, Steven Guy Funston ofStuart,FL; sister, Sharon F. Estes of Youngsville.

Memorials may be made to assist his family with the funeral expenses; c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home,600 West Main Street,Sanford,NC27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

CARSON V. NEAL

   Carson V. Neal, 59 of SilerCity, N. C., passed away at his home on June 16, 2014.

He was born September 20, 1954, inRockville,MD, the son of the late Ola and Woodrow Neal.   Carson Neal was a long time resident of SilkHope,NC.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his brother, Lt. Col. Ret. Richard Neal.

He is survived by his niece Meghan Smith and  nephew Patrick  Neal.

ROGER VANN MOODY

   Roger Vann Moody, 76, of  Bear Creek died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mr. Moody, a native ofChathamCountywas born March 19, 1938 the son of Charles Lewis and Argie (Gaines) Moody.  Roger was a retired Army SGM serving two tours of duty in the Vietnam war. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Moody.

He is survived by a son, Gary and Annabelle Moody of WA; brothers, Charles “Billy” and Peggy Moody of Siler City, Jerry and Ann Moody of Goldston, Jimmy and Lucille Moody of Bear Creek, Randy and Darla Moody of Bear Creek, Larry and Merlyn Moody of Siler City,  Kenneth and Susie Moody of Siler City; many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Monday, August 4, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue,SilerCity.  The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 atSandyBranchBaptistChurch,715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Association of theCarolinas,5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725,Charlotte,NC28210.

Make online condolences at: wwwpughfuneralhome.com.

MARY GARRETT JUSTICE

Mary Garrett Justice, 85, of Pittsboro died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community.

Mrs. Justice was born on September 15, 1928 inChatham County,NC, daughter of the late Roy and Lilla Garrett. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Justice.

She is survived by her sons, John Justice and wife Pam of Pittsboro,  George Justice and wife Susan of Savannah, GA; her daughters, Barbara Perry and husband Marcus of Pittsboro, Jean Justice and Steven Cory of Chapel Hill, Anna Scott and husband Jeff of Pittsboro;  her grandchildren, Nathan Justice, Jennifer Kiser, Amy Perry, Adam Trofatter, Jason Trofatter, John Troffater, Eric Williams, Jeff Williams, Rick Scott, Ashton Scott, and  great-grandchildren, Blake Kiser, Lilly Kiser, Mills Perry, and Jayden Trofatter.

The family  received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home Griffin Chapel.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 atPittsboroBaptistChurch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UNC Hospice of Pittsboro, PO Box  1077,PittsboroNC27312.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Justice family.

Please place online condolences at www.hallwynne. com

July 31, 2014
FRANCES MARIE WISNER PELON

Frances Marie (Wisner) Pelon of Pittsboro, passed away Thursday, (07-24-2014).

A memorial service was held Sunday, (07-27-2014) at Pittsboro Christian Village Chapel at 3 p.m. Burial was  private.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Pelon Willis of Apex; son, Carl  Pelon of Prior Lake, MN; sister, Lucille Brunwink; and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Pelon, two brothers and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to honor Fran to The Pittsboro Christian Village,1825 East Street,Pittsboro,NC27312and UNC Hospice of Chatham County,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Make online condolences at:

www.hallwynne.com.

JAMES SILER

James Siler, 86 of Siler City died Friday, (07-18-2014) at Siler City Center.

Funeral services were held Friday, (07-25-2014 at 2 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. William Harrington officiating.    Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Siler was a native of ChathamCounty, a member of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Boling Chair Company.

Survivors include sons, Rodney Siler of McLeansville, Kermit L. Siler of Knightdale; daughters, Regina Moody of Durham, Cathy Jeffreys of Winston-Salem; brothers, Floyd Siler of High Point, Lester Siler of Coleridge; sister, Ava Mae Siler of Siler City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

RONALD McKINLEY EUBANKS

Ronald McKinley Eubanks, 56, of Siler City died Thursday, (07-24-2014) at Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, (07-28-2014) at 2 p.m. at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church in Staley with Bishop William Goins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Eubanks; parents, Roy and Mary Eubanks; children, Sheronda Rone, Andre Williams, Kevin Williams; sisters, Rose Smith, Patricia Hill, Cheryl Foxx, Sharon Foxx, Sherry Foxx, Rhonda Foxx; brother, Michael Eubanks, and six grandchildren. 

LEE “BUDDY” WATSON MOORE

Lee “Buddy” Watson Moore, 61, of  Bear Creek died Thursday, (07-17-2014) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mr. Moore was born in Harnett County on April 28, 1953, the son of Douglas W. and Florence Virginia (Lucas) Moore.  He was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, a veteran of the US Navy and had been employed with Desperado Convenience Store.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include sisters: Bonnie M. Davis of Siler City, Annie Warner of Sneedville,TN, and Linda Langley of Siler City.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

EMMETT JUNIOR “JIM” BROOKS

Emmet tJunior“Jim”Brooks, 79 of Sanford, died Friday, (07-25-2014) at Sanford Health and Rehab Center.

The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 12 noon on Tuesday, (07-29-2014) with Rev. Russell Blackmon presiding.  Burial followed inLeeMemoryGardenswith full military honors.

Mr. Brooks was born inUnionCounty, on November 29, 1934, to the late Marcus Cullie Brooks and Rosa Mae Bacuom Brooks.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Holder Brooks; sons Jerry and Phillip Woodham and a grandson, Matthew Woodham.  He served in the US Air Force where he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant and served an additional twenty years in Civil Service.

Surviving relatives include his sons, Randy Woodham of Rock Hill, SC, Marshall Cox of Cameron, Steve Brooks, Nolan Brooks, Mark Brooks , all of Charlotte, David Brooks of Charlotte; daughters, Patricia Downing of KY, Michelle Borge of Sanford; sisters, Genevieve Hughes of Broadway, Bertha Grider of Autryville, IN; several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

ELLA BLANCHE ASHLEY TIPPETT

Ella Blanche Ashley Tippett of Sanford, died Friday, (07-25-2014).

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, (07-28-2014) at Tramway Baptist Church with Dr. John Allen officiating. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. atWoodlawnMemorialCemeteryinDurhamwith Rev. John Taylor officiating.

Mrs. Tippett was born January 11, 1916 to Wiley P. Ashley and Ellen Ragan Ashley. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Sadie A. Holcombe, Sah Ashley, Bessie A. Rhew, Annie A. Woodall, Callie A. Garrett and Estelle A. Rhew, as well as her husband, Luther E. Tippett and children, Margartet T. Huddle and Royce E. Tippett.

Survivors include children, Joye T. Sherron ofSilerCity, Leonard T. Tippett ofCarthage, Linda L. Tippett, Mary T. McCormick and Teresa T. McDonald, both ofSanford; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grand-children.

Donations may be made to First Health Hospice & Pallative Care,251 Campground Road, PO Box 5889,Pinehurst,NC28374.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

MRS. LILLIAN SOUTHERN FOX

Mrs. Lillian Southern Fox, 84, of Sanford, died Thursday, (07-24-2014), at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.

Funeral services were held Sunday (07-27-2014) at 3 p.m. at Lee Memory Gardens with Rev. Craig Dodson officiating. Entombment followed in the mausoleum.

Mrs. Fox was born November 11, 1929, in LeeCounty, to the late Charlie Lee Southern and Etta Mae Bruner Southern.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Fox; a son, Mike Fox; and several siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, LuAnne Fox of Lillington; four grandchildren,  and five great-grandchildren,.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

JIMMY ARCHIE STACK

Jimmy Archie Stack, 55, of Sanford, died Sunday, (07-27-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Buffkin and Mr. Bobby Fletcher presiding.  Burial will follow atHollySpringBaptistChurchCemetery.

Mr. Stack was born May 5, 1959 in Biloxi,MS, to Willie Lee Deal Stack and the late Thomas Stack.  He is also preceded in death by a grandson ,Ayden Griffin.  He was employed as a fork lift operator for 3M Manufacturing Company.

Surviving relatives in addition to his mother, include his wife of thirty years, Vernie Fletcher Stack of the home; a daughter, Elizabeth Stack Griffin of Sanford; brothers, Robert Stack of Sanford, Michael Stack of Aberdeen; sisters Peggy Stack Badders of Sanford, Dinah Stack Smith of Cameron; and one grandchild.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Buffkin and Mr. Bobby Fletcher presiding.  Burial will follow atHollySpringBaptistChurchCemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HARRIET RASOR McCARTHY

Harriet Rasor McCarthy, 98 of Chapel Hill died Thursday, (07-24-2014).

View arrangements at www. CremationSocietyNC.com. 

JANET CUMMINGS GALLAGHER

Janet Cummings Gallagher, 70, of Staley died Saturday, (07-26-2014) at her residence.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, (07-31-2014) at Smith and Buckner Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gallagher was born April 17, 1944, the daughter of Minter Hicks and Margaretta Helen (Wolford) Cummings. She  was a native of Cowen, WV and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Gallagher, of the home; sons, Brian E. Gallagher ofFayetteville, Brent L. Gallagher ofFt. Myers,FL; sister, Judith Prater ofBeckley,WV; and four grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:

www.pughfuneralhome.com.

KEITH STEDMAN ROPER

Keith Stedman Roper, 64, of Pittsboro passed away Friday (07-25-2014) at UNC MemorialHosp ital.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (08-02-2014) at314 John Horton Road, Apex with the Rev. Robert Wacho officiating.

Born in Chatham County on June 15, 1950, he was the son of the late Randolph Cecil Roper and Alice Rives Roper.

Survivors include his wife, Pamella Cash-Roper of the home; daughters, Diana Sue Huff ofFayetteville, Melissa Roper Korey of Cary, Joanna Watters of Pittsboro; son, Jesse R. Huff of Apex; brothers, Errol Roper of Pittsboro, Gregory Roper of Lemon Springs, Geoffrey Roper of Apex; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Moncure.

  J. WILLARD ELLINGTON

J. Willard Ellington, 90, of Ellington Road, Siler City died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Ellington was born in Chatham County on November 2, 1923, the son of Marvin Neese and Inez (Clark) Ellington.  He was employed for 25 years with the NCDOT as an Equipment Operator and was an Auctioneer, license # 547. Willard was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Ellington was a 1950 graduate of the Reisch American School of Auctioneering in Iowa. Willard was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Marvin Harrison, Kermit and Guy Ellington.

Willard was a very simple man who loved his family and grandson. He worked for Reitzel Bottling Company, enjoyed hunting, gardening, farming and tending to his cows. He enjoyed riding his tractor and golf cart. Willard loved storytelling and laughing.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris Johnson Ellington; one son, Mark Ellington and wife, Jeannie of Siler City; grandson, Zack Ellington and wife, Heather of Greensboro.

The family received friends on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Other times they will be at the family home.

The funeral was held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 a,m, at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road,Siler City with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chatham County Council on Aging.

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

 BARBARA GARTLEY McKEE

Barbara Gartley McKee, 86, formerly of Bear Creek, was called home by her loving savior Friday, July 25, 2014.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church,10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, with Rev. Rebecca Dixon, and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

Barbara was born August 13, 1927. She was known as one of the most compassionate souls ever sent from God.  A teacher in theMontclair,New Jerseyschool system, she and her family retired toBear Creek,North Carolina.  She became an integral part of the Tyson’sCreekBaptistChurchfamily, substitute taught atChathamCentralHigh School, and served with theChathamCountyelection board.  Her many attributes are far too vast to cover, however, she was known as a confidante, a friend, an advocate for children, justice and fairness.  Always willing to be in the background, doing the work of God, and never asking or expecting credit.  Her soul was pure, her heart was full, and her spirit was always happy. She was a servant to the poor, counselor, comforter, and philosopher.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Rolla Gartley, her parents, Elsa Bucherer Gartley and Frank Maxwell Gartley, and her husband, Robert Allen McKee.

She is survived, by whom she termed her greatest accomplishment, her three children and six grandchildren.

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

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Tyson’s Creek Church Family Life Center Fund,10891 Siler City-Glendon Road,Bear Creek,NC27207.

 MARIAN ELIZABETH JENKINS McMANUS

Sumter,SC—           Marian Elizabeth Jenkins McManus, 81, widow of Keith Sims McManus, died Monday, July 28, 2014 inSiler City,NC.

Born in Heath Springs,SC, she was the daughter of the late William Perry Jenkins and Mary Elizabeth Mobley Jenkins.

Mrs. McManus was a state approved Preschool Sunday School worker and was involved in Discipleship Training for 30 years.  She loved working with Preschoolers and leading Preschool workers at church.

She was a devoted wife, mother and church member who always placed others first.

Surviving are her son, Dr. Keith Eric McManus and wife Deborah of Siler City, NC; and two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Ashley McManus, Chelsea McManus Harley and Andy Harley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, preceding the service at theSpringHillBaptistChurch.

Memorials may be made to a Community Homecare and Hospice of Siler City,1414 E 11th Street,Siler City,NC 27344.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfuner als.com.

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory,221 Broad Street,Sumteris in charge of the arrangements. (803) 775-9386.

 C. REID ANDREWS

C. Reid  Andrews, 91, of  Mountain Road, Randleman died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Mr. Andrews was born on May 31, 1923 at Bonlee,NC. He was the son Charlie Monroe and  Stella (Rives) Andrews. Reid served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attendedCampbellCollegeand also was a licensed realtor. He was owner of Firestone Auto Supply and Service of Randleman for 65 years. Mr Andrews was one of the first developers ofLakeTilleryproperties and was president of A & C Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Vestal Andrews; sisters, Janet Russell, Oma Crutchfield, Ava Lee Brown and Willie Philbrick; brothers, Jack, Keller and Mack Andrews.

He is survived by ten nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. atBonleeBaptistChurchwith Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Burial followed inSandyBranchBaptistChurchCemetery, Bear Creek.

The family received friends in the Sandy Branch fellowship hall following the graveside service .

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Andrews Family. Online condolences may be made at     www.pughfuneral home.com.

RUDY WAYNE HART

Rudy Wayne Hart, 67, of Siler City died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Hart was born  January 25, 1947, the son of Willie M. and Eula Mae Fields Hart.  He was native of ChathamCounty. Rudy was employed by Hart Furniture as a warehouse manager. He loved fishing, hunting and watching old western movies. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Price Hart.

Survivors include a sister, Brenda H. Giammarco and husband Tony of Staley; brothers, W. M. “Jimmie” Hart of Siler City, Jake Hart of Staley, Charlie Hart and wife Pam of Siler City; step-daughter, Jennifer Harris and husband Scott of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church,4258 Rives Chapel Rd.,Siler City,NC.  The graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating.

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

July 24, 2014
NANCY ANNE KIBBE

Nancy Anne Kibbe, 93, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (07-16-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of NC.

JIMMY LEE STONE

Jimmy Lee Stone, 66, of Sanford, died Friday, (07-18-2014) atCentralCarolinaHospital.

A funeral service was held Monday, (07-21-2014) at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating. Burial followed atCenterUnitedMethodistChurchcemetery.

He was born in Pitt County, on June 16, 1948 to the late Harvey Lee Stone, Sr. and Doris Mae Worthington Stone.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother Jack Stone.  Mr. Stone worked in construction.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Lee Stone, Jr. of Mamers; daughters, Christy L. Stone of Mamers, Teresa Stone ofCalifornia; sisters, Peggy Lou Stokes of Ayden, Shirley Boseman of Robersonville, Mary Jane Johnson ofSanford, Helen Joyce Smith ofCarthage; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ANNIE RUTH BURNETTE

Annie Ruth Burnette, a resident of Genesis Health Care in Siler City died Tuesday, (07-08-2014).

Funeral services were held on Saturday (07-12-2014) at 2 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Burnette was born February 20, 1926 to the late Harry Crowd and Lily Edna Burnette. She attendedChathamCountyTraining Schooland was preceded in death by brothers Harry, James Earl, and Thomas Marion Butnette. She worked for several years for Budd’s Cleaners and retired from the textile industry.

Survivors include sisters, Betty Marie Paschal, Rosa mae Marsh, and Margaret Edna Moffitt, all ofSilerCity.

JOHN THOMAS WHITE, SR.

John Thomas White, Sr., died Wednesday, (07-16-2014) at his home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (07-19-2014) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. White was born April 6, 1938 to the late Wade White and Audrey Marsh White inSilerCity. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Louis White. He was a graduate of ChathamCountyHigh School. After school, he became part of theChathamCountywork force and later retired from Collins and Aikman/Master Craft.

Survivors include sons, John Thomas White, Jr. ofDurham, Myron Wade White of Siler City; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel White Lunsford of Hillsborough, and Shirley White McNair of Laurinburg;

 NANCY ELAINE STOUTENBURG COX

   Nancy Elaine Stoutenburg Cox, 60, of Staley died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Mrs. Cox was born February 23, 1954 in Buffalo,New York, the daughter of Peter and Georgia (Gavner) Stoutenburg. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse and will be remembered for her loving, caring spirit.Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Linda Kraft; and brother, Peter Stoutenburg.

She is survived by one son, Kyle Rankin; sisters, Georgia L. Rogers, Shirley A. Mitchell; brothers, Paul D. Stoutenburg, John E. Stoutenburg, James V. Stoutenburg; goddaughter, Mary E. Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

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

 JOSEPH TIPTON “BUDDY” GODFREY

  Joseph Tipton “Buddy” Godfrey, age 75, ofSanford, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.

He was born July 05, 1939 in Harnett County,NC. Mr. Godfrey served his country in the US Army in his early years and then started his career as a butcher and local farmer.

Buddy was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Jean Godfrey and his son, Joseph Tipton Godfrey, Jr.

Mr. Godfrey is survived by his sons, Joseph Scott Godfrey and his wife Renee of Pittsboro, Christopher Damon Godfrey and his wife Tiah of Leander, TX; his daughter, Lisa White and her husband Jimmy of Pittsboro; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Black, Shannon White, Adam Godfrey, Caleb Godfrey, Taylor Pate, Danielle Godfrey, Natalie Godfrey; and two great-grandchildren, Malachai Black and Caden Black.

A visitation was held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association or UNC Hospice of Pittsboro.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Godfrey family.  Please place online condolences at www.hall wynne.com

July 17, 2014 
JERRY McDOWELL

Jerry McDowell, 74, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, (07-08-2014) at his home.

A graveside service was held at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty on Friday, (07-11-2014) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randy Kelley and Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating.

Jerry was the son of the late Arnold John and Lula Addie Hinshaw McDowell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Garner McDowell.

Survivors include sons, Randy McDowell of Asheboro, Richard McDowell of Carolina Shores; sister, Pam Lineberry of Climax; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Happy Hills Animal Foundation, 3143 Happy Hills Drive, Staley, NC 27355.

Share your thoughts and memories at www.Loflin FH.com

ROBERT LEWIS “BOBBY” GRIFFIN

Mr. Robert Lewis “Bobby” Griffin,  82, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (07-09-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral service was held Saturday, (07-12-2014), at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Griffin officiating.  Burial followed atShallowWellCemetery.

Mr. Griffin was born December 29, 1931, inLeeCounty, to the late Arthur Jefferson Griffin and Ruby Brown Griffin.  He was a truck driver for 56 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Wicker Griffin and brothers, Billy Griffin and Lawrence Griffin.

He is survived by sons, Robby Griffin of Sanford,  Jay Bird Griffin of Lemon Springs, and Rev. Michael Griffin of Rockingham; sisters, Aldena G. Jinar ofElwood City,PA, Brenda G. Smith ofSanford; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

NORMAN TULL BEAL

Norman Tull Beal, 82 of Sanford died Friday, (07-11-2014), at his residence.

The funeral was held Sunday, (07-13-2014), at 3 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Joel Cameron presiding. Burial followed atCarbontonU.M.C.Cemeterywith military honors.

Mr. Beal was born June 21, 1932, inLeeCounty, to the late Garland Forrest Beal and Maggie Oldham Beal.  He was preceded in death by a brother Herman Beal and a sister, Betty Kroninger.  Mr. Beal was retired from the US Navy as Captain and retired as Horticulturist for the City of  Newport News Virginia.

Surviving relatives include sisters, Bobbie Stone ofCarthage, Marilyn Sehen of Sanford; and brother, Roger Beal ofSanford.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LARRY STEPHEN FIELDS

Mr. Larry Stephen Fields, 58, of Siler City, passed away Thursday, (07-10-2014) at his home.

A service will be held at a later date.

He was the son of the late George Howard Fields and Elma Caddell Fields. Mr. Fields was a retired Supervisor at Stanley Furniture Company, and GKN of Sanford. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Clyde Fields.

He is survived by sisters, Anna Fields Brooks of Siler City, Janice Mae Brooks of Bear Creek; and a brother, Robert Fields ofCarthage.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. 

SAMUEL BENTON FARRAR

Samuel Benton Farrar, 88, of Sanford died Sunday, 07-13-2014) at his residence.

The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Wednesday, (07-16-2014) at 12 noon with Rev Tony Hancox presiding.  The burial followed at Shallow Well Cemetery.

Mr. Farrar was born February  1, 1926, inRockinghamCounty, the son of Sam Farrar and Ida Bennett Farrar.  He was a retired Sergeant from the City of Sanford Police Department.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Lee Allen Farrar and a brother, Aubrey Farrar.

Surviving relatives include a step-son, Ronnie Baxley of Hampstead; and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Liberty Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC 27330or one’s favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ANGELA STEVENS WATKINS

Angela S. Watkins, 43, died Sunday, (07-06-2014) from injuries in a motor vehicle accident.

The Celebration of Life for Angela will be held Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Cutting Board,2699 Ramada Road,Burlington.

Mrs. Watkins was born June 9, 1971 in Pinehurst to Zoe Ann Herring and Gregory L. Stevens. She was a registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlie and Opal Stevens, Lee and Fanny Lemons.

Surviving are her husband of 16 years, Dillard Watkins; daughter, Zoe Anna Watkins of the home, Kristian Lynch; two grandchildren; mother, Zoe Ann Herring; father, Greg Stevens; sisters, Sherry Stevens, and Pamela Rumley.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in Angela’s honor at BB&T for her minor daughter. Checks may be made payable to Zoe Anna Watkins,848 Old Dam Road,Liberty,NC.

GENE PATRICK KELLY

Gene Patrick Kelly, age 48, of Sanford, died Sunday, (07-06-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A memorial service was held at Flat Springs Baptist Church on Tuesday, (07-15-2014) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary McCollough presiding.

Mr. Kelly was born in Lee County, on April 30, 1966.  He was an installer for Miller Heating and Air Conditioning Company.

Survivors include his parents, Ernest Clifford Kelly and Eleonore Hartmann Kelly, both of Sanford; son, Eric Patrick Kelly ofSanford; daughter, Erika Krystine Kelly ofSanford; brother, Michael Ernest Kelly ofWilmington; sisters, Susan Kelly Brown of Broadway, Annette Kelly Fawcett ofSanford; paternal grandmother, Lucy Belle Kelly of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

FRED JOHN MURPHY

Fred John Murphy, 85 of Cameron died Saturday, (07-12-2014) at his residence.

The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, (07-15-2014) at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Brown presiding.  The burial followed atGraceChapelCemetery.

Mr. Murphy was born September 10, 1928, inYadkinCounty, the son of E B Murphy and Carrie Stewart Murphy.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret “Sis” Cameron and Shirley Jean Bowlin; brothers Thad Odell Stewart and James Robert Murphy.  Mr. Murphy was a longtime tobacco farmer inMooreCounty.

Surviving relatives include his last sister Clara M Cameron ofCameron,NC.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOAN GUSH

Joan Gush, age 88, of Pittsboro died Thursday, (07-10-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of NC.

 

SHIRLEY WOLFSON LAND

Shirley Wolfson Land, age 96, of Pittsboro died Sunday, (07-13-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of NC.

 

THOMAS DANIEL JONES

Thomas Daniel Jones, of Cary, Chatham County died Sunday (07-13-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of NC.

 

CHLOE ALLEN MULLINIX

Chloe Allen Mullinix of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (07-01-2014).

Arrangements are being handled by the Cremation Society of NC.

EULA KLASS EAST

Eula Klass East, 67, of Goldston died Monday, (07-14-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital,Sanford.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (07-16-2014) at Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.

Mrs. East was born inChathamCountyon January 21, 1947, the daughter of Charlie Bright Klass, Sr. and Maggie Belle (Foushee) Klass. Eula was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Charlie B. Klass, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest (Junior) East of Siler City; son, David East; and sister, Ann K. Garner of Goldston,

The family received friends Wednesday, (07-16-2014) from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Ann Garner,714 South Church St., Goldston.

Make online condolences at: pughfuneralhome.com 

KATHERINE CAMPBELL HERNDON

Katherine Campbell Herndon, 98, of Pittsboro, died Monday (07-14-2014). She was born June 16, 1916 inChathamCounty.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, (07-17-2014) at New Salem Baptist Church, Pittsboro.

Katherine was employed by Chatham Mills in Pittsboro for 38 years. She also was a member of the WMU and sang in her church choir until her later years. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Jahue Herndon; daughter, Emma Lee Herndon Wilkinson; and a grandson, Robert Boyd Wilkinson.

Survivors include her sons, John Rufus Herndon and Terry Lynn Herndon of Pittsboro; one granddaughter and two grandsons.

Visitation was held Wednesday, (07-16-2014) from 6-8 p.m. at Hall Wynne Griffin Chapel.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

GINA CULBERSON WARNER

Gina Culberson Warner, 46, of Siler City-Snow Camp Road, SilerCity died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Warner was born in Honolulu,Hawaii on January 27, 1968, the daughter of Ed and Linda (Davis) Culberson. Gina was a 1986 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, had been employed by Collins & Aikman and Honda. Gina enjoyed reading, riding motorcycles and dune buggies and had a special bond with her canine companion, Buddy. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and was always lending a helping hand to someone in need.

She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Bobby Warner; her parents, Ed and Linda Davis Culberson; sister, Pam Culberson; brother, Barry Culberson and wife Charlie, all of Siler City; step-sons, Dusty Warner of Sanford and Kalen Warner of Siler City.

The family received friends Saturday, July 12, 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 her parents, 2446 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

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

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

LINTON HOWARD KIDD

Linton Howard Kidd, 79, of Robbins died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at High Falls United Methodist Church with the Reverend Tony Baurichter and Reverend  Dr. John Williamson officiating.

Linton was a native of Moore County and a graduate of High Fall sHigh School.  He worked in the textile industry for over 40 years.   He loved baseball, playing American Legion forSilerCityand was a pitcher for the 1948 Moore County Championship Team  Linton enjoyed short track racing and was the Rookie of the Year in 1961 at the Rockingham Speedway.  He also loved to play golf and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved his family and spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

Linton was a son of the late Marcus Henry and Lois Garner Kidd and was preceded in death by sons, Gary and Jerry Kidd, sister, Helen J. Kidd and grandson, Jamie Kidd.

Linton is survived by sons, Terry Kidd and wife Teresa, David Kidd and fiancé, Evon Caviness, Tommy Kidd and wife Misty; daughters, Karen Watson and husband Benny, Sharon Hill and husband Tony; brother, Bobby Kidd and wife Mary Lou; special friend, Vicki Walters; 14 grandchildren, and  nine   great-grandchildren.

The family  received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Kidd Family

Condolences may be made to:  pinesfunerals.com.

MIRIAM BLAKE TRAGESER

   Miriam Blake Trageser, 94, of Chapel Hill, died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 7, 2014.

A lifelong resident of Chapel Hill, she was the daughter of the late Flossie Mann and William Blake. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Paul Joseph Trageser. Miriam was born in Chatham County and graduated from Pittsboro High School, class of 1938 and went on to attend Women’s College in Greensboro. Before becoming a wife and mother, she was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and later was a sales associate for Talbot’s clothing store until the age of 87. She was a devoted member ofSt. ThomasMoreChurchfor many years.

Miriam was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a gentle spirit and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Paul Joseph Trageser, Jr. (June), Pittsboro; four daughters, Lynne Birmingham (Matthew), Windsor, VT, Susan Moody (Richard), Chapel Hill, Jean Bohn (Raymond), Durham, Dana Aspell (Brian), Woodstock, VT; 13 adoring grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church inChapel Hill. The family received visitors at the church prior to the service from 12 until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Thomas More Catholic Church,940 Charmichael Road,Chapel Hill,NC27514or UNC Hospice,P.O. Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312would be appreciated.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Carrillon Assisted Living inDurhamand UNC Hospice for the wonderful care given to their Mother.

July 10, 2014
TOMMY L. MARTIN

Tommy L. Martin of Goldston died Thursday, (07-03-2014) at Kindred Health Care inGreensboro.

Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Bridges- Cameron Funeral Home.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

PAULINE McDUFFIE HOLT

Mrs. Pauline McDuffie Holt ofSanford, died Sunday, (07-06-2014), at her home.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (07-08-2014) at 3 p.m.  at Grace Chapel Christian Church with Rev. Robert Yandle and Mr. James Estes officiating.  Burial followed atGraceChapelCemetery.

She was born inCaswellCounty, daughter of the late Daniel Lucian McDuffie and Ava Ellington McDuffie.  She was a lifetime member of Grace Chapel Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel “Sol” Holt; twin sister, Geraldine Harrison; sister, Helen Pyrant; and brothers, Harold McDuffie and Daniel L. McDuffie, Jr.

She is survived by a son, Michael Holt of Sanford;  daughters, Ava Coley and Sola Sue Edwards of Sanford;  one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; a brother, William “Billy” McDuffie of Sanford; sister, Carolyn Talbott of Sanford.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CLYDE “BUTCH” MORGAN, JR.

Clyde “Butch” Morgan, Jr, 76, of Sanford, died Monday, (07-07-2014), at his residence.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, (07-10-2014) at 1 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Backlund and Rev. Andy Foley officiating.  Burial will follow atBuffaloCemetery.

Mr. Morgan was born October 22, 1937, inCumberlandCounty, to the late Master SergeantClydeH. Morgan, Sr. and Travis Cunningham Morgan.  He was a retired buyer for a condenser manufacturing company.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Bullis Morgan; sisters, Meta M. Upchurch ofLemon Springs,FrancesM. Perkins ofDurham.

The family received friends Wednesday, (07-09-2014), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral will be held, Thursday, (07-10-2014) at 1 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

GENE PATRICK KELLY

Mr. Gene Patrick Kelly, 48, of Sanford, died Sunday, (07-06-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

MARTHA ELIZABETH HARWARD HARRINGTON

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Harward Harrington, 85, of Sanford, died Friday, (07-04-2014), at St. Josephof the Pines in Southern Pines.

The funeral service was held at Turner’s Chapel on Tuesday, (07-08-2014), at 11 a.m. with Pastor Reid Dickens officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Harrington was born April 28, 1929, in Anson, County, to the late Amos Harward and Sallie Caudle Harward.  She was a retired seamstress.

She is survived by her husband, James Walker Harrington; daughters, Patricia Campbell ofSanford, Barbara Poe of Gulf; and four grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANK DARRELL DICKENS

Frank Darrell Dickens, 90 of Moncure died Friday, (07-04-2014) at his residence.

The funeral was held at Christian Chapel Christian Church on Wednesday, (07-09-2014), at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Johnson and Rev. Gary Moore presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites.

Mr. Dickens was born inChathamCountyon March 2, 1924 to the late Bert McMillian Dickens and Clara Bane Churchhill Dickens.  He was a woodworker, cabinet maker, worked at Saco-Lowell, CP&L line crew and served his country in the US Army during WWII.    In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers George and Joe Dickens, sisters Emma D. White and Mae D. Utley.  He was a member of Christian Chapel Christian Church inCorinth,.

Surviving relatives are sons, Darrell Dickens ofClyde,KentDickens of Moncure; daughters, Peggy Dornak ofJourdanton,TX, Sharron Womble ofDeep River; a sister, Gladys D. Sears of Lillington,; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers , make donations to Christian Chapel Church Men’s Group, in care of Ken Harris,67 Dickens Road,Moncure,NC 27559with proceeds to go towards under privileged children and/or UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC 27312. 

CLAUDIA ALINE TSCHABOLD

Claudia Aline (Lucy) Tschabold, 60, died Tuesday, (07-01-2014)  at Duke University Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Gerry Tschabold; brothers, Phillip, Sr., Ricky, Tommy, and Carroll Davis.  She was preceded in death by an infant brother Gilbert Wesley Davis, her mother Sarah Lee Tatum, and father Henry Hunter Davis.

Claudia was at various times a restaurant worker, social services clerical aide, and a homemaker.

She was committed to all kinds of pet care and rescue activities and requested that expressions of tribute be directed to worthy organizations of that kind.

Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday (07-08-2014) after the funeral at Beach Funeral Services inVirginia Beach,VA at noon.  

ALMERIA McNEILL HARRINGTON

Mrs. Almeria McNeill Harrington, 82, of Sanford, died Friday, (07-04-2014), at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.

A graveside service was  held Monday, (07-07-2014), at 11 a.m. at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrington was born July 29, 1931, inHarnettCounty, to the late Percy and Flossie Thomas McNeill.  She was a member of Morris Chapel U.M.C.  She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Percy McNeill, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Neill Harrington; daughters, Dianne H. Flynn, Vickie Harrington, all ofSanford; sister, Margaret Thomas of Broadway; one grandchild, three step-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care Hospice,1836 Doctors Drive,Sanford,N.C.  27330 or to the Alzheimer’s Association Raleigh Chapter,1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101,Raleigh,N.C.  27609.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LESSIE BRIGHT CARLTON

Lessie Bright Carlton, 89, of Burlington died Tuesday, (07-08-2014).

Mrs. Carlton was born inChathamCountyon July 3, 1925 the daughter of Will and Ida Elsie (Beal) Bright. The family owned and operated a dairy farm. Lessie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Carlton; her parents; children, Edisel Franklin Carlton, Joyce Lucille Carlton, Raymond Jeffrey Carlton, Kenny Wayne Carlton, Joyce Maxine Johnson, Lonnie and Harold Glenn Carlton; brothers, Lewis Bright, Curtis Bright, Harold Bright and twin brother, Jessie Bright; sisters, Zeta Mae, Retta and Zonnie Bright.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Jane Taylor of Bladenboro, Suzanne Hales ofSilerCity, Joanne Gaddis of Bear Creek,; sons, Bobby Carlton ofElizabethtown, Roger Carlton of Ivanhoe, Roland Carlton of Altamahaw-Ossipee; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (07-10-2014) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (07-10-2014) at 3 p.m. atMeroneyUnitedMethodistCemeterywith Pastor Chuck Perkins officiating.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

REV. ARLEN R. CHEEK

Rev. Arlen R. Cheek died Tuesday, (07-01-2014) at Randolph Rehabilitation inAsheboro.

Funeral services were held at theFirstMissionaryBaptistChurch, Saturday, (07-05-2014) with Rev. Barry R. Gray officiating and Rev. Charles C. Chalmers, eulogist.

Interment was held atCoxesChapelUnitedMethodistChurchCemetery, Ramseur.

Rev. Cheek was born in Coleridge,  March 2, 1931, the son of the late Ernest Jordan and the late Exie Mae Green Cheek. He served in the US Army in the Korean War. He worked for Klopman Mills before becoming a minister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marie Cheek of 48 years, and one stepson, Larry Cassidy, Jr.; sister, Ethel Alston and brothers, Charles Jordan, William Green and James Tyson.

Survivors include children, Phyllis Huff of Greensboro, Richard Gene Cheek of Charlotte, Randy Cheek of Coleridge, Diana Cheek of Fayetteville, Wayne Cheek of Coleridge, Frankie Paige of Powhatan, VA, Tonette Cheek of Columbus, GA, Reginals Cheek of Fayetteville, Nolan Cheek of Randleman; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grand-children, one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Edna Craven of Rochester, NY, Mildred Brooks of Siler City, Maxine Patterson of Liberty, Martha Taylor of Oklahoma, Nancy Spinks, Wilma McNeill, both of Asheboro, Mary Spinks of Coleridge, Carol Spinks of Sanford; brothers, Richard Green of Seagrove, Monroe Green of Rochester, NY, and Everett Tyson of Siler City.

ANNIE RUTH BURNETTE

Ms. Annie Ruth Burnette, 88, of Siler City died Tuesday, (07-08-2014) at Genesis Health Care inSilerCity.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Knotts & Son Funeral Home in Siler City.

BOBBY ISSAC STALEY

Bobby Issac Staley of Staley died at his home Friday, (07-04-2014).

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (07-08-2014) at 2 p.m. at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church, Staley. Burial followed at Oliver’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Staley of the home; daughters, Janice Farrish, Rhonda Lee, both of Siler City; sisters, Pauline Godfrey of Siler City, Edith Staley, Doris Wiley, both of Staley; brother, James Staley of Staley; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

LEWIS SPINKS PHILLIPS, JR.

Lewis Spinks Phillips, Jr., 70, of  Autumn Drive, Siler City died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on January 23, 1944, the son of Lewis Spinks Phillips, Sr. and Callie Lee Phillips.  He was a graduate ofChathamCentralHigh Schooland a veteran of the US Army.  Lewis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where he was a former deacon, a member of the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class, and served as chairman of Men’s Breakfast Club.  He had been employed by the Chatham County Sherriff Department and retired from the Siler City Police Department where he had served as chief for 24 years.  Active in community and civic affairs, he was a member of the Siler City Lions Club, President of West Chatham Food Pantry, member of the Siler City Moose Lodge and the NC Chief of Police Association.

His pleasures in life were golfing, watching Nascar Racing and watching old western movies.  His greatest joys were time spent with his immediate and extended families.  A “people person” with a zest for life, he never met a stranger and was always lending a helping hand to anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia (Thomas) Phillips; daughters, Emily Belcher and husband Geoff of Raleigh, Ashley Philyaw and husband, David of Snow Hill; granddaughters, Addison and Kenley Belcher, Caroline and Meredith Philyaw; sisters, Carol Wilson and husband Jerry of Bear Creek, Gail Gutherie and husband Roy of Greensboro, Susan Phillips and husband Paul of Los Angeles; brothers, Riley Phillips and wife Ann of Siler City, Gordon Phillips and wife Cathy of Silk Hope, William Phillips and wife Teresa of Bear Creek.

Also mourning his loss is the staff of Smith & Buckner and Pugh Funeral Homes where he had worked part time for several years.

The family received friends Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. at FirstBaptistChurch, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, SilerCitywith Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City or the West Chatham Food Pantry.

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

CHARLES T. CAMPBELL

Charles T. Campbell, 81, of Siler City died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.

Mr. Campbell was born June 26, 1933, the son of Charlie Taylor and Hazel (Pickett) Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was a native ofChathamCounty, a member ofFirstWesleyanChurch, and a member of the Ken Smith Sunday School Class. Charles served in the Army, served theSilerCitycommunity in the monument business and as co-owner/operator of Chatham Monument Company for 60 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice Jones Campbell; daughter, Cynthia Campbell Jacobs and husband Jake of Sanford; son, Greg Campbell and wife Ann of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Joey White, Whitney White, Howie Windham, Matthew Campbell and Zach Campbell and a great-granddaughter, Hailey White.

Visitation was held Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at theFirstWesleyanChurch,608 N. 3rd Avenue,SilerCitywith Donald Southern and Dr. Eddie McClure officiating. Burial will follow in theOakwoodCemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Wesleyan Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

 RACHEL RASH McNAIR

   Rachel Rash McNair, 81, of Siler City died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Laurels Of Chatham, Pittsboro.

Mrs. McNair was born inForsythCountyon July 20, 1932 the daughter of Lee McKinley and Leona (Rupard) Rash. She was a retired bookkeeper for S H Basnight & Sons Hardware. Rachel enjoyed quilting, baking sourdough bread, caring for her cats and taking long walks with her friend, Edith Lindley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. McNair; her parents; brothers, James H. Rash, Ralph W. Rash, Harold G. Rash; and sisters, Alma M. Rash and Flora D. Hemric.

She is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Webster and husband, Stephen T. Webster ofSiler City,NC; sister, Ruth R. Lindsay of Hickory, NC and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 3, 2014 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. atChathamMemorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West,SilerCitywith Daniel Farris officiating.

Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, Breast Cancer.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.

WILLIAM  H. “BILL” BUCKNER

SunsetBeach: William H. “Bill” Buckner, 64, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia, NC.

Born on June 28, 1950 inSiler City,NChe was the son of the late Ossie and Ruth Johnson Buckner.

Mr. Buckner is survived by his wife, Linda Harris Buckner; son, Shannon Todd Buckner; grandson, Logan Buckner and nephews, Kendall and Matthew.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Cherry Grove Point,Cherry Grove,SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick,955Mercy Lane,Bolivia, NC 28422.

You may share your memories and condolences with the Buckner family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

July 3, 2014
PATRICIA DIANE DURHAM

Patricia Diane Durham, 66, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (06-25-2014) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Monday, (06-30-2014), at 11 a.m. atJonesboroHeightsBaptistChurchwith Dr. Calvin Sayles and Rev. Brett Durham officiating. Burial followed at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born on August 10, 1947, to the late Jesse Everette Durham and Arlene Kline Durham.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Durham and Robert Durham.  Patricia was a retired supply clerk for the United States Government and was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving is a son,  David Glenn Johnson of Sanford; daughter, Beverly Diane Johnson ofSanford; brothers, Rev. Ronald Durham ofGeorgia, James Durham ofIdaho; and six grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

KEVIN DALE BROWN

Kevin Dale Brown, 25, of  Bennett, died Thursday, (06-26-2014).

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, (06-30-2014), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Kevin was a native of Randolph County and employed with Brown’s Well Drilling Company. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oza Z. Humphrey, and Lexie and Josie Hayes Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Tenesa Kivett Brown of the home; parents, Farrell and Myra Humphrey Brown of Asheboro; brother, Dustin Brown of Asheboro; and grandmother, Ola Humphrey of Ramseur.

Make online condolences at:www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc,3143 Happy Hills Drive,Staley,NC27355.

JACKIE GREEN

Jackie Green, 72, died Friday, June 27, 2014 while at Duke University Hospital in Durham,NC.

He was born in New York, July 19, 1941 to Marie Farrell and James Green.  Jackie was a lifelong preacher and truck driver. He was married to Mary Catherine Burke for 55 years. They had three children and four grandchildren.  He was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and adored spending time with his grandkids at dance recitals and ballgames.  Jackie was known for passing out gold coins to special people and to those in need.

In addition to his wife, Jackie is survived by his sons, Keith Green of Pittsboro, Ken Green and his wife Sandy of Pittsboro; his daughter, Denise Badders and her husband Allen of Pittsboro;  and his grandchildren, Stacey Badders, Timothy Badders and his wife Karen, Robby Badders and Kenley Green.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. A funeral service was held 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Bynum Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Qualls officiating.  Burial followed at Meroney UMC inBear Creek,NCwith the Rev. Jim Whittaker offering the committal service.

Please make memorial contributions in honor of Jackie, to Durham Rescue Mission,PO Box 11368Durham,NC 27703.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Green were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

MARJORIE HELEN CROSS HONEYCUTT

Marjorie Helen Cross Honeycutt was received by her Lord on May 26, 2014 at the age of 87, surrounded by her loving husband and family, at her home in Spring,Texas.

She was born May 13, 1927 inNew Hill,N.C.to Iula Dickens Cross and James E. Cross, living a full life that honored her Lord and Savior. During the early days, she, her brother and sisters were regular members ofBuckhornMethodistChurch, singing in the choir and playing the piano during services atCorinth. Helen was the Salutatorian of her graduating class atMoncureHigh Schooland also sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Helen loved to sing and play the piano. She enjoyed nature, competitive bowling, and tennis. Helen and her sisters entertained the troops at the Raleigh USO during WWII. She loved spending time with her family and had a way of making each individual feel special. She gave herself and her love unconditionally and was the ultimate peacemaker. Compassion, love and forgiveness were her mantra.

Helen is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, David (Gene) Honeycutt; children,  David G. (Elizabeth) Honeycutt, Jr., Susan Honeycutt (Joseph) Allessi, Helen C. Honeycutt; sisters, Madge Cross Briton of Wisconsin; devoted grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, Judy Palmer Overby and Nancy Gunter Walden of Sanford, Joan Palmer Frazier and Mary Gunter Perkins of Moncure, Theresa Cross Williams of Augusta, GA, and Linda Brinson Fox of WI; nephews, Ed Brinson of WI, Jerry W. Gunter of New Hill, Mike Cross of Moncure (Chatham County Commissioner) and many dear cousins.

Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James E. Cross; sisters, Mary Cross Gunter and Hazel Cross Palmer; nephews, Donald Gunter and James E Cross III, and niece, Georgia Palmer Moore.

A memorial service and inurnment will take place at Buckhorn United Church in Corinth,NC at a later date. Cremation was provided by Kirk Mortuary Service of Houston, TX.

STELLA SULLIVAN CAMPBELL

Stella Sullivan Campbell, 90, of Bear Creek died Monday, June 30, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Campbell was born inChathamCountyon August 16, 1923, the daughter of Ernest C. and Mattie P.  Phillips.  She was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, a graduate of Bennett High School and Sandhills Community College.  Stella worked at Klopman Mills of Ramseur for 30 years and then fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.  She worked atMooreRegionalHospitaland retired fromChathamHospitalafter 20 years of service.  She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, going to the beach and attending sporting events to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play. Stella was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Sullivan; sisters, Lessie Russell and Lillian Nall.

She is survived by three sons,  Steve Sullivan (Nancy) of Bear Creek, Mickey Sullivan (Debbie) of Carthage, Johnny Sullivan of Coleridge; brother, Herman Phillips (Lois) of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Tony Walter, Gary Sullivan, Jr., Denise Sullivan, Jennifer Glosson, Stacie Perry, Tracie Patterson, Justin Sullivan and nine great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church, 1745 Fall Creek Church Road, Bennett with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. Dr. Ron Chaney officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Christopher Sullivan, Forrest Glosson, Lane Perry, Clint Perry, Boomer Hussey and Jeremiah Hussey served as pallbearers.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC 27344; or  Crystal Lynn Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund,9490 NC Hwy42,Bear Creek,NC 27207.

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

JUNE MARIE DARK HUDDLESTON

   June Marie Dark Huddleston, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Coventry House in Siler City.

June was born November 22, 1927.  She is survived by her husband, R. F. (Dick) Huddleston Jr., of 60 years;  one son, Richard F. Huddleston III, and wife Juli of Dexter, MI; one granddaughter, Emily Huddleston of Dexter, MI;  one grandson, Sam Huddleston, of Snowmass, CO. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Sara Huddleston Burgess ofSilerCity, and numerous nieces and nephews.

June was preceded in death by her parents, A. B. and Nan Cooper Dark; sisters, Berta Albright and husband Clyde, Wilma Dark, Myrtle Fox and husband Will, Joy Ward and husband Ben, Dorothy MacDaniel and husband Marshal, Decie Frye and husband Will; brothers, Garland Dark and wife Margie, Guy Dark and wife Lela, A. Bert Dark Jr., and wife Christine.

June was a member ofFirstUnitedMethodistChurch,SilerCity, where she worked as secretary for thirty years. She served as secretary of the church’s Memorial Committee for fifty years.  She and her husband were charter members of the Joyner Brewer Sunday School class.

The church honored June’s dedication in 1998 with a stained glass window in the Church’s Prayer Chapel.  June loved her church and was well known by the church family for preparing delicious deserts and candy treats.  Family and friends were important to June and she enjoyed sharing her Chocolate Pie and Honey Bun Cake with them.

The family received friends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.  Reverend Bob Wachs and Reverend Travis Owen  honored June at a Memorial Service at Oakwood Cemetery,N. Chatham Avenue, SilerCity, on Thursday, July 3, at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC,27344; or to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund,PO Box 212,Siler City,NC27344.

June 26, 2014
JAMES SCOTT YOW, SR.

Mr. James Scott Yow, Sr., 68,  ofSanford, died Monday, (06-16-2014).

The funeral was held Thursday, (06-19-2014), at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating.  Burial followed at theBroadwayTownCemetery.

Mr. Yow was born April 10, 1946, inLeeCounty, to the late Jake Yow and Maxine Harrison Yow.  He is the owner and former operator of Yow’s Grocery.  He formerly worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., farmed with his parents, and was the Manager of Richmahr’s.  Mr. Yow was a ten year cancer survivor.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Betty Soles Yow; sons, J. Scott Yow, Jr. of Cameron, Hugh Walters of Broadway; daughters, Michelle Yow Daurity of Sanford, Kim Yow Satterwhite of Stem; sisters, Maude Oakley of Cameron, Nancy Boggs of Broadway, Kathy Andrews of Bennett; and eight grandchildren,.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

DONALD RAY BOWMAN, JR.

Mr. Donald Ray Bowman, Jr. of Sanford, died Wednesday, (06-18-2014, at Central CarolinaHospital.

The funeral was held Saturday, (06-21-2014), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Oldham officiating.  Burial followed atBuffaloCemetery.

Mr. Bowman was born inLeeCountyon April 8, 1974, to Donald Ray Bowman and Carolyn Elaine Baker Bowman.  He was employed as a truck driver.

He is survived by his parents, Donald Ray and Carolyn Baker Bowman; sister, Kelly Bowman Stacy of Sanford.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LOUISE AVERY COOK STEWART

Mrs. Louise Avery Cook Stewart, 92, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (06-17-2014), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held Friday, (06-20-2014), at 3 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Blair Little and Rev. Roberta Byram officiating.  Burial followed atLeeMemoryGardens.

Mrs. Stewart was born June 20, 1921, inHarnettCounty, to the late Dewey T. Avery and Sally Gaster Avery.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Benjamin Cook and Floyd R. Stewart.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Moody of Lincolnton; sons, Larry Cook of Southern Pines, Jimmy Cook ofSanford; step-sons, Nicky Stewart, David Stewart, both of Coats; step-daughter, Vickie Johnson of Coats; sisters, Ann Barefoot of Four Oaks, Janice Autry ofKeller,Texas; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

GLENN MARSHALL POOLE

Glenn Marshall Poole, 77, of Sanford, died Thursday, (06-19-2014).

Services were held Saturday, (06-21-2014) at 11 a.m. at Shallow Well U.C.C. with Rev. Donald Thompson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Poole was born June 16, 1937, inLeeCounty, to the late William Thelbert Poole and Mary Dowdy Poole.  He was a member of Shallow Well United Church of Christ, where he served as Cemetery Agent.  He served his country in the US Navy, and retired from Bellsouth Telephone Company.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Spivey Poole; sons, Marshall Poole ofJonesboro,AR, Curtis Poole of Benson; stepsons, Wesley Finch  ofAsheboro, Malcolm Moore of Benson; daughter, Mary Ellen McLaughlin ofHuntsville,AL; stepdaughter, Karen Ricker ofCary; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Glenn had requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Building Fund atShallowWellChurch,1220 Broadway Road,Sanford,NC27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES HUGH ANGEL, JR.

Charles Hugh Angel, Jr,, 76, of Sanford, died Friday, (06-20-2014), at his home.

A graveside service was held Sunday, (06-22-2014) at  2 p.m. at Broadway Town Cemetery with Rev. John Hackney presiding.

Mr. Angel was born on May 15, 1938, inLeeCounty, to the late Charlie Hugh Angel and Louise Osborne Angel.  He served his country in the US Army.  He retired as a stock room foreman for CP&L.  He was preceded in death by a brother Johnny Angel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Hunter Angel of the home; son, Randall Charles Angel ofWakeForest; brother, Frank Angel ofCarthage; sister, Judy Rosser ofCarthage; and one grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JERRY LOUIS GRIMES

Jerry Louis Grimes, 86, of Siler City died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Grimes was born in Harnett Countyon May 20, 1928, the son of Thomas H. and Glenna (Johnson) Grimes. Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City, the Siler City Masonic Lodge # 403 A.F. & A.M.  He attendedWakeForestUniversityand was the owner/operator of Grimes Jewelry Store from 1948 until 1963.  He served in the Siler City Fire Department from 1948 until 1963, serving as secretary, training officer, assistant chief and served as Chief from 1961 until 1963.  He had served from 1967 until 1973 as the Fire Marshall forWayneCounty. Jerry worked for the North Carolina Department of Insurance-Fire and Rescue Division as Director of Governmental Services from 1973 until retirement in 1989.  During those years, he assisted over 600 rural fire departments to become recognized by the Insurance Industry for a fire insurance rate reduction.  He traveled to and assisted Fire Departments in all 100 Counties of North Carolina.  Jerry was a graduate of “Municipal and County Administration”, Institute of Government at UNC- Chapel Hill, taught a class on “County Fire Protection” at the Institute of Government at UNC to local government officials for fifteen years.  In 1981 he was selected as “Fireman of the Year” by the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association.  Working along with others, Jerry developed a mobile water supply system that gained the first acceptance by the Insurance Rate Bureau in North Carolina.  This system is now used nationwide and brings a reduction in insurance in areas that do not have fire hydrants.  Jerry was a member of the Chatham County Wildlife Club and a former board member of the Siler City Airport Authority.  He was an Eagle Scout and a former scoutmaster.  Jerry was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Curtis Grimes; his parents and brother, Francis H. Grimes.

He is survived by his wife, Jane (Dennis) Grimes; daughter, Deborah L. Grimes of Siler City; sons, Gregory T. and wife Debbie T. Grimes of Siler City, Dennis and wife Jaki W. Norris of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Jerry Thomas Grimes and wife Ginger, Brandy G. Woody and husband Donnie, Bobby Lee Frazier, Joey Norris, Kirby Norris and Carrie Norris; great-grandchildren, Anna Woody, Jackson Woody, Elliott Woody, Kennedy Grimes and Sadie Norris.

The family  received friends Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at theFirstBaptistChurch,314 N. 2nd Avenue,SilerCitywith Rev. Tony Capehart and Jay Howell officiating.  Burial followed inOakwoodCemetery,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312, Siler City Fire Department,P O Box 581,Siler City,NC 27344or theFirstBaptistChurch,314 N. 2nd Avenue,Siler City,NC27344.

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

RANDY ANTHONY WICKER

   A much loved father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many, Randy Anthony Wicker, 54, born June 19, 1960, of Siler City, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2014.

Raised inGoldston,N.C., he had many accomplishments. He mastered the art of  Tae Kwon Do, graduated fromChatham Central High School, and joined the family business as a truck driver for Wicker Trucking. He was known for his passion for playing the guitar and his warm hugs. He had a heart of gold and a smile that was contagious. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, William (Bill) Jennings Wicker, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Whitney Wicker Duggins; mother, Sarah Stovall Wicker Daugherty; step-father Fred Daugherty; brother, Jeffrey Allen Wicker; sister, Crystal Wicker Harman; brother-in-law, Bill Harman; nephews Luke Moody and Zack Harman; nieces Logan Harman and Ashley and Meagan Wicker, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. atCornerstoneBaptistChurchinCarbonton,NC. Pastor David Thomas and Pastor Tim McKenzie will officiate. Interment will follow atLovesCreekBaptistChurchCemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.

Messages of sympathy and support may be sent to the family online at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 WANDA SUE BRITT PATTERSON

Wanda Sue Britt Patterson, 61, of Snow Camp, died Thursday, June 24, 2014 atRandolphHospital.

Wanda was born inLaurinburg,NCon May 16, 1953, the daughter of Joseph Warren and Alice Blades Britt. She had been employed as a supervisor at Collins & Aikman. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph Warren Britt, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Maynard Eugene Mabe.

She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Patterson (Adam Evans); twin sisters, Joyce Ann Britt Davis (James) and Judy Ann Britt Mabe; brothers, Thomas Keith Britt, Aaron Ray Britt (Jerry Lambert),  Curtis Lee Britt (Salena); grandchildren, Brandon Adam Evans, Brittany Cheyanne Evans Slynn, Brennan Nicole Evans Armstrong, Asher Bryce Evans Armstrong and Brayden Jayse Evans Patterson.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Smith & Buckner  Funeral Home Chapel.

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

June 19, 2014
SAMUEL GRAHAM MOORE

Mr. Samuel Graham Moore, 66, of Coats passed away Wednesday (06-11-2014) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday (06-13-2014) atCoatsCityCemetery, with Lay Person Rebecca O’Dell officiating.

Mr. Moore was born February 15, 1948 in Chatham County to the late James I. and Emma Burke Moore. He worked in the textile industry.

Survivors include his daughter, Samantha Bowden of Coats; son, Timmy Moore of Coats; sisters, Linda Forster of SilerCity, Sandra Linton of Goldsboro; brothers, Lane Moore of Florida, Barry Moore of SilerCity; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences to the family at     www.roseandgraham.com.

JOYCE EILEEN BAKER CARR

Joyce Eileen Baker Carr, 75, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (06-11-2014), at her residence.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, (06-14-2014) at  11 a.m., atKendaleAcresFWBChurch, with Reverends Billy Keith, Doug Western and Tom Lilly officiating.  Burial followed atBuffaloCemetery

A native ofDayton,Ohio, she was born July 31, 1938, to the late Frank Baker and Margaret Dennis Baker.  She was a graduate ofFairbornHigh School.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Ronald, Larry and Jerry Baker.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford Carr of 56 years; daughter, Lisa Stephens ofSanford; sisters, Marjorie Tomlinson ofFairborn,OH, Brenda Bailey ofMadison,AL, Carol Baker; and two grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Kendale Acres FWB Building Fund,3407 Cemetery Road,Sanford,NCor Community Hospice of Sanford, NC.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TOMMY FOREST FORE

Mr. Tommy Forest Fore, 74, ofSanford, died Thursday, (06-12-2014), at his home.

A graveside service was held Saturday, (06-14-2014), at 10 a.m. atLemonSpringsBaptistChurchCemeterywith Rev. Anthony T. Foley officiating.

Mr. Fore was born December 7, 1939, to the late John Shelly Fore and Ethel Kellam Fore.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Fore.  He was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Jean Barker Fore of the home; sons, Tommy Forest Fore, Jr. of Broadway, Marty Ray Fore ofSanford; daughter, Swannie Lawrence-Jewell ofSanford; brother, William “Willie” Fore ofSanford; sister, Bessie Gilmore of Sanford; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

JoANN RATTZ RIDDLE

Mrs. JoAnn Rattz Riddle, 73, of Sanford, died Saturday, (06-14-2014) at her home.

A graveside service will be held Monday, (06-16-2014), at 11 a.m. atLeeMemoryGardenswith Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.

Mrs. Riddle was born inLeeCounty, on September 4, 1940, to the late Grady M. Rattz and Lillie Bell Bobbitt Rattz.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace G. Riddle, brother, Sherwood (Woody) Rattz.

Survivors include son, Ray Riddle ofSanford; daughter, Diane Riddle Joyner of Sanford; brother, Earl Rattz of Sanford; and sister, Nancy Rattz ofAsheboro; and one grandson.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

MARGUERITE COGGINS FOSTER FERGUSON

Mrs. Marguerite Coggins Foster Ferguson of Sanford, died Saturday, (06-14-2014), atCentralCarolinaHospital.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. at Grace Chapel with Rev. Robert Yandle and Rev. Dan Coggins presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ferguson was born inLeeCounty, on January 2, 1924, to the late Hurlie D. Coggins and Lacy Lee Jones Coggins.  She served as a manager of Greenwood School Cafeteria prior to her retirement.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Donald Foster and Claude Ferguson; daughter, Judy Foster Lewis; brother, H D Coggins, Jr, and sisters, Josephine C Moree, Etheline C. Gunter, Norma C. Logan and Sara C. Lee.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Susan F. Bouchard, Paula F. Conley, both of Sanford; step-daughters, Claudia F. Johnson of Lancaster, SC, Dottie F. Sutton of Greenville, SC;  step-son, Wayne Ferguson of Holden Beach; brothers Rex Coggins of Tampa, FL, Jack Coggins, Mark Coggins, both of Sanford; sisters, Honoree Donathan of Sanford, Linda Fogarty, Kay Welch, both of Sebring, FL, Gayle Burns of Okeechobee, FL;  three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TEMPIE WATKINS OLDHAM

Tempie Watkins Oldham, 85, of Barker Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Oldham was born inChathamCountyon February 26, 1929, the daughter of Alfred and Emily (Johnson) Watkins. She was a nursing assistant, had a unique sense of humor that she shared with all she came in contact with.  She loved her friends and family and was devoted to her canine companion, Simon, who was an important part of her life.  Tempie was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wade Oldham, Sr.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheryle Willett and husband Danny Thompson of Goldston; one son, Earl Wade Oldham, Jr. and wife Cherrie of Bear Creek; sister, Odessa W. Foushee of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Brian Willett and wife Traci of Goldston; John Thomas and wife Tammy of Sanford, Brittany Oldham of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, Jacob Willett, Brody and Brooke Thomas; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. atMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch,10568 NC Hwy902, Bear Creek with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. The family received friends Saturday, following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

MARGARET STUTTS TEAGUE

   Bear Creek—Mrs. Margaret Stutts Teague, 91, formerly of Greensboro, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014 atFaithBaptistChurch,Greensboro.  Interment followed inLakeviewMemorial Park.

Mrs. Teague was born on August 31, 1922 inGuilfordCounty, daughter of the late Ernest and Florence William Smith.  She was a member ofFaithBaptistChurchand retired from Lorillard Tobacco Company in 1979 following 22 years of service.

She is survived by her daughter, Janice Powell and husband Bob of Chapel Hill; and two grandchildren, Lisa and Jason Powell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Teague in 1982.

The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Forbis and Dick,North Elm Street.

Online condolences may be offered at: www.forbisanddick.com.

JAMES LAUREL GRAY

James Laurel Gray, 93, ofSilerCitydied Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mr. Gray was born inGuilfordCountyon April 17, 1921,  the son of Jarvis F. and Roberta (Hodgin) Gray.  James was a member ofFaithBaptistChurch, the Chatham County Gideon Camp, Silk Hope Ruritan Club, an Army veteran, and a life member of VFW Post 9525 inLiberty.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Irene (Gray) Gray of the home; one son, Ronnie Gray and wife Charlene of Archdale; one daughter, Shirley Freeman and husband Bill of Siler City; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. atFaithBaptistChurch,303 Hillbrook Boulevard,SilerCitywith Pastor Bobby Shutt officiating.  A small graveside service was held inWestminsterGardens,Greensboroat 3 p.m..

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARTHA COPELAND KIRKPATRICK

Martha Copeland Goldston Kirkpatrick, 88, ofNew Garden Road,Greensborodied Friday, June 13, 2014 at her home.

Martha was born inChathamCounty, on February 28, 1926. She was the daughter of Joseph Baxter Goldston, Sr. and Emma (Copeland) Goldston. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a retired receptionist forLakelandMemorialGardensin Way Cross, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Billy Joe Clifton, her grandson, Jarrett Freeman, brother, J. B. Goldston and sister, Virginia White.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha Susan Clifton Freeman of Archdale, N.C., Carol Clifton Freeman of Long, SC; grandchildren, Brad Clifton, Richard A. Freeman, Jr., Laura Freeman; by her great-grand-children; a sister, Mary Jordan and brother-in-law, Walter Jordan of Fayetteville, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Barbara, Scott, Georgeanna and Bessie.

The family  received friends Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 atGoldstonCemetery.

The family wishes to thank Georgeanna and Bessie Womack, for their extraordinary selfless and truly Christian care given to Martha in her later years.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that a donation be made to Ashton Places,McLeansville,NC.

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

NELLIE GRAY SCOTTEN McMAHON

Nellie Gray Scotten McMahon, 84, ofSilerCitydied peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 13, 2014 atSilerCityCenter.

Mrs. McMahon was born inGlendon,NCon December 21, 1929. Nellie was the daughter of Clester Ralston and Lora (Davis) Scotten and the youngest of eight. She was married and lived inSilerCityfor the last 61 years. She had been employed as a telephone operator before staying at home, once her son was born.

She is survived by her husband, James P. McMahon;  son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sally McMahon ofVirginia Beach,VA; grandchildren, Sarah Grey and Samuel Aidan McMahon; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held atLovesCreekBaptistChurchCemetery,SilerCityon Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Make online condolences at:  pughfuneralhome.com.   Smith and Buckner was in charge of the arrangements.

ETHEL IRENE GERRINGER PERRY JOHNSON 

Ethel Irene Gerringer Perry Johnson, age 86, ofBurlington, died Saturday, June 14, 2014.

She was born June 28, 1927 inChathamCounty. Irene was preceded in death by two husbands, William Franklin Perry and Jimmy Johnson; her son Daryll Perry; and a grandson, Jacob Cotton.

Irene is survived by her son, Craig Perry and his wife Janet of Snow Camp; her daughters, Sharon P. Prevatte ofBurlington, Donna Vail ofBradenton,FL; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children.

A visitation will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. atMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurchinSilerCity, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. at the church.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel is serving the Johnson family.   Please place online condolences at www.hallwynne. com

 

June 12, 2014
ROBERT FRANKLIN “FRANK” ANDREWS

Robert Franklin “Frank” Andrews, 84, of Siler City died Tuesday, (06-03-2014) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

The funeral was held Thursday, (06-05-2014) at 3 p.m. atBonleeBaptistChurchwith Rev. Brandon Dobson and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating.  Burial followed inHopeCemetery, with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Andrews was born in AlamanceCountyon January 25, 1930, the son of Walter Ross and Era (Jones) Andrews.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Van Thomas Inc. after 42 years of service.  Frank was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and held numerous other offices.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lois Moore Andrews; his parents; sisters, Irene Newlin, Hazel Miller and Nancy Andrews; brothers, Glenn, Joe, Samuel, Dale and Tommy Andrews.

Surviving is a sister, Marie Andrews of Graham,

Memorials may be made to a Charity of the donor’s choice.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH LEROY KESTER

Mr. Kenneth Leroy Kester, 68, of Bennett, passed away Tuesday, (06-03-2014) at the Veterans Hospital in Durham.

Mr. Kester will have a Military graveside service, to be held at a later date in Coolville,Ohio.

A retired truck driver with Chief Express in Seagrove, he attended Pleasant Grove Christian Church, and was a US Army veteran, serving two tours in the Vietnam War. He  was preceded in death by his parents, as well as sisters, Violet Holms, Virginia Hardesty, and a grandson, Jonathan Morrison.

Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Donahue Kester of the home; sons, Dwayne Daggett of Belpre, OH, Ron Daggett of Marietta, OH, Todd Kabella of Omaha, NE, Michael Kabella of California;  brothers, Dick Kester of Custer, SD, Wayne Kester of Rapid City, SD,  Tom Kester of Belle Fourche, SD, Bob Kester of Custer, SD, Bill Kester of Belle Fourche, SD, Raymond Kester of Rapid City, SD, Joe Kester of Colestrip, MT, Gary Kester of Edgemont, SD; sisters, Delores Waddington of Lead, SD, Dorothy Dean of Pringle, SD, Donna Stratton of Simpsonville, SC, Norma Skinner of Brent, AL, Mary Parker of Rapid City, SD, and Marilyn Akkerman of Hamet, CA; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC27208to help with funeral expenses.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

TOMMY LEON DINKINS

Mr. Tommy Leon Dinkins, 66, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (06-04-2014), at his home.

The funeral was held at 12 noon on Saturday, (06-07-2014) at the Sanford Church of God with Pastor David Kimbrell, Pastor Eugene Powers, and Pastor Dennis Patterson officiating.  Burial followed atLeeMemoryGardenswith military rites.

Mr. Dinkins was born inLeeCountyon February 14, 1948, to the late Roy Newton Dinkins, Sr. and Virginia Hudson Dinkins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Dennis Dinkins.   He was a retired cabinet maker.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Taylor Dinkins of the home; daughters, Mary Ann Bradley ofSanford, Dana Dinkins of Winston Salem; a brother, Roy Newton Dinkins, Jr. ofSanford; and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice of Sanford,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,N.C.  27330 or to Sanford Church of God,2105 Pathway Drive,Sanford,N.C.  27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

OLLIE L. HOLDER

Ollie Loflin Holder, 86, of Siler City, died Sunday, (06-08-2014) at Siler City Center.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, (06-10-2014), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with  Billy Hussey officiating. Burial was held at Farmer U.M.C. in Denton.

Ollie was a native of RandolphCounty, formerly employed with Klopman Mills and retired from Collins and Aikman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Lillie Laughlin Loflin, son, Marty Kennedy and grandson, Harry Wade Staley, Jr.

Survivors include daughters, Sabrina Kennedy Black ofSilerCity, Rhonda Mashburn ofSanford; sons, Harry Staley ofAsheboro, Greg Kennedy, ofSilerCity; sister, Virginia Foley ofAsheboro; 13 grandchildren, and several great- grandchildren.

Make online condolences at www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Farmer U.M.C. Cemetery Fund,6232 Old NC Hwy49, Denton, NC 27239.

GARRY WAYNE WHEELER

Mr. Garry Wayne Wheeler, (06-01-2014), at the Hospice Home of Alamance in Burlington.

A graveside service was held Wednesday (06-11-2014), at 4 p.m. at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. The family received friends at the cemetery following the graveside service.

He was a native of Chatham County, the son of the late Nelson Delbert Wheeler and Fannie Elizabeth Eubanks Wheeler.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Screws and a brother, Charlie Wheeler.  He was retired from law enforcement having served as a policeman and as a security officer forChathamandWakeCounties.

Survivors include sisters, Esther Shirey of Siler City, Ava Lee Brower of Staley, and Ann Wright of Pittsboro.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 

MARY GERTRUDE HARRIS RAY

Mary Gertrude Harris Ray, 93, of Siler City died Friday, (06-06-2014) at Siler City Center.

The funeral was held Sunday, (06-08-2014) at 3 p.m. at Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ray was born inChathamCountyin the Silk Hope community on October 28, 1920, the daughter of Dewitt and Letitia (Woody) Harris. She was a member ofMt.VernonUnitedMethodistChurchand a homemaker. She  was preceded in death by her husband, J. Van Ray and a daughter, Faye Dorsett McLaughlin.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda R. Moore of Pittsboro; five grandchildren, several great–grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund,3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

BRENDA F. BURNETTE

Brenda F. Burnette, 64, of Siler City died Thursday, (06-05-2014) at Chatham Hospital, Inc.

Funeral services were held Tuesday (06-10-2014) at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Terrells Chapel Church.

Mrs. Burnette was a native of Chatham County and a member of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Burnette; son, Gary L. Burnette of Cooperstown, NY; sisters, Robin Farris, Betsy Dark; brother, Issacc Farris, Steve Farris, Odell Farris, Reese Farris, all of Siler City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

JOHN THOMAS CLOUSE 

   John Thomas Clouse, 82, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living inPittsboro,North Carolina.

John was born to George and Elsie Clouse inMurdock,Kansason August 24, 1932. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957 and spent time stationed inJapan. In the 1960s and early 70s he worked for Bendix Corporation at NASA satellite tracking stations in Kano (Nigeria), Madagascar, Antigua (British West Indies), Ascension Island, Alaska, and California. While inKano,Nigeria, he married Mary Smith, a Peace Corps volunteer fromGasport,NY, on March 30, 1964.

From 1974 to 1977, John and Mary Clouse joined the Lay Mission Helpers organization of Los Angeles and taught shop and English at the Ponape Agriculture and Trade School (PATS), a Jesuit-run high school for boys on the island of Pohnpei, Micronesia. At the time, Pohnpei was aUnited StatesTrustTerritoryand the high school was accessible only by boat, mail, and telegram.

Upon their return to theUnited States, the Clouses settled on a layer chicken farm south of Pittsboro and raised chickens into the 1980s. After ceasing chicken farming, John worked at Carolina Meadows retirement community, Governors Club, and the Sanford Municipal Golf Course.

John loved animals and besides chickens raised cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and two pet deer, Gus and Gigi. With the help of the American Minor Breeds Conservancy (now the Livestock Conservancy) in Pittsboro, the Clouses built a small herd of Dexter cattle, at the time a rare breed. John had sheared sheep in his youth and revived this work in his later years. He sheared sheep at many small farms aroundNorth Carolinaand also sheared the UNC Chapel Hill school mascot, a hornedDorsetram named Rameses.

Survivors include his wife Mary Clouse of Pittsboro; son David Clouse and spouse Rachel Clouse ofMoncure,NC, son Doug Clouse ofNew York City, and son Ronald Clouse ofCharlotte,NC. John has two grandchildren, Meredith and Marissa, daughters of David and Rachel. InKansas, John is survived by his brother Gilbert Clouse and spouse Pat Clouse of Hutchinson, as well as sister-in-law Ruth Clouse of Kingman, brother-in-law John Green of Murdock, and many nieces and nephews. John’s niece Kathy Spitz and family, ofChapel Hill,NC, shared many good times at the farm inNorth Carolina.

The Clouse family is grateful to the generous caregivers and neighbors who helped John at the end of his life.

John attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church inChapel Hill,NCand was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. A funeral mass was held at St. Thomas More at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, followed by placement of his ashes into the St. Thomas More columbarium.

Flowers may be sent to Hall-Wynne Funeral Services in Pittsboro (919-542-3057) or donations may be made to St. Thomas More (http://church.st

-thomasmore.org/giving) or the CORA Food Pantry of Chatham County (http://coraf

oodpantry.org/donate/, in memory of John Clouse.

JUDITH ANNE BLAKE “JUDY” LUCKADO

Judith Anne Blake “Judy” Luckado, age 66, of Siler City died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her home.

Ms. Luckado was born September 14, 1947 the daughter of T. R. and Sue M. Powell Blake. Judy was a native ofNewport News,VAand a patriotic American.  She enjoyed all things US.  She was a prolific talker and “never met a stranger.”  Judy loved Elvis; Westerns and cats; longing to work with big cats.  She worked many years as a waitress and also at Stanley Furniture inWaynesville,VA.

She adored her family and her happiest times were with them.  She enjoyed dancing and family members envision her dancing across heaven with her daughter, Susie, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Darden of Fayetteville, NC and two sons, Edward Luckado, III of New Orleans, LA and John Luckado and his partner, Mark Sutphin of Holly Springs, NC; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Megan, Christopher,  Fallon, Blake, Tyler and Amanda Sue; and one brother, Bob Blake of Winchester, VA.

The family received friends Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home,600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC.  The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Randy Hickman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Tysor Veterinary Clinic 1401 N.Second Ave. Siler City,NC27344

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

IRENE JOHNSON

Irene Johnson, 87,  of Siler City died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

She was born November 21, 1926, the daughter of Folger B. and Callie (Haith) Johnson. She was a native ofChathamCounty, a homemaker, enjoyed working in the garden, her flowers and was a member ofMt.OliveBaptistChurch. She is preceded in death by per parents and husband, J. R. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son, Randall Johnson and wife Kathy of Siler City; brother, Otis Johnson of BadenLake; and several special nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Big Meadows Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Crowther officiating. The family received friends at Irene’s home.

Memorials may be made to the Big Meadows Primitive Baptist Church or to the donor’s choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

EDITH CULBERSON SIMPSON

Greensboro—Mrs. Edith Culberson Simpson, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014 atWesleyLongCommunityHospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 atHinshawUnitedMethodistChurch, where she was a member, with Rev. Donna Smith officiating.  Interment followed inWestminsterGardens.

Mrs. Simpson was born on July 7, 1929 inChathamCounty, a daughter of the lateErieand Ruby Siler Culberson.  As a member ofHinshawUnitedMethodistChurch, she was an active member of Disciples Bible Sunday School Class, and served as Community Steward, United Methodist Women and Church Council.  An accomplished baker, she had a motivational and encouragement Ministry sending cards, notes, cakes and pies.  She was an active peacemaker, always helping people resolve conflicts. She loved to read her Bible and had an active and vibrant prayer ministry.

She worked at Sears Mail Order plant and retired from Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company in 1994.

Survivors include a son, Jim H. Simpson, Jr. and wife Sherrie of Greensboro; two brothers, Frank Culberson ofDallas,TX, Hal Culberson of Laurinburg; two sisters, Jean McNeese of Siler City, Becky Oldham of Bear Creek; and three grandchildren, Jake, Hallie and Ashley Simpson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Binford Simpson, and her brother, Calvin Culberson.

Memorial contributions may be made toHinshawUnitedMethodistChurch,4501 High Point Road,Greensboro,N.C.27407.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home,N. Elm Streetand an hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisand dick.com.

BEATRICE WILSON BREWER

Mrs. Beatrice Wilson Brewer, 88, of 9245 Highway 42, Bear Creek passed Saturday, June 07, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, atFallCreekBaptistChurchin Bennett with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. Joe Drum officiating.

Mrs. Brewer was a retired homemaker, who loved the LORD, her church, and all her family. She also liked to cook and work in her yard. She was a member ofFallCreekBaptistChurch, where she had perfect attendance for many years. Had she lived until June 17, she would have been married to her husband Pete for 69 years. Mrs. Brewer was preceded in death by her parents,  Herbert and Etta Wilson; sisters, Myrtle Cromer, Ruth Wilson, Katie Mae Oldham, Betty Wilson; brothers, Hank and Daniel Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, Pete Brewer of the home; daughters, Carol Lee Phillips and husband Herman Ray of Bennett, Patsy S. Bray and husband Gregory of Bennett; sons, Sammy Brewer and wife Cathy of Bear Creek, Alan Brewer and wife Beckie of Bennett. She was blessed with six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Monday, June 9, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Community Homecare and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is serving the Brewer family.

LEONA LYNCH MORGAN

Leona Lynch Morgan, 71, of Bear Creek, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Morgan was born inChathamCountyon May 14, 1943, the daughter of Zeb and Ruth (Stevens) Lynch.  Leona had been employed in textiles in the shipping department.  Leona was a “baseball Mom,” often shuttling her children to games. She enjoyed watching game shows, cooking and time spent with her grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Morgan; daughter, Janice Morgan; her parents; and a brother, Mike Lynch.

She is survived by two sons, Ricky Morgan (Samantha Morgan) of Bear Creek, Randy Morgan and wife Christa of Siler City; grandchildren, Austin, Dustin, Megan, Matthew and Christopher Morgan, and  Ashley Krueger; sisters, Linda Faye Mote of Liberty, Judy Carol Mooneyhan and husband Gerald of Bear Creek; brothers, Jack Lynch and wife Lois of Staley, William Eugene Lynch of Burlington, Jimmy Leon Lynch and wife Linda of Asheboro and Bobby Wayne Lynch of San Diego, CA.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 13, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City.

The funeral will follow Friday at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Judith Drye and Rev. Jim Folks officiating.  Burial will be inChathamMemorial Park,SilerCity.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

JOHN MOORE RUTH

John Moore Ruth, 90, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, June 7, 2014, atWashingtonAdventistHospitalinTacoma Park,MD.

Mr. Ruth was born to the late Thomas Cook Ruth and Lorena Moore Ruth on May 26, 1924 inChatham County,NC. He received a Doctorate of Science in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and spent the early part of his life working on nuclear weapons projects inOakridge,TNandLos Alamos,NM. He would eventually settle inCollege Park,MDworking in agricultural labs for the U.S. Government aroundWashington,D.C.  John was a scholar who authored numerous papers and scientific articles. One of his finest achievements was serving as President of The American Chemical Society.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, “T.C.” Thomas Cook Ruth, Donald Ruth; his sister, Joy Ruth Burke; and his niece, Kay Peedin.

Survivors include his brother, Gilbert “Gib” Ruth and his wife Linda of Pittsboro; his niece, Sue Cagle and her husband Butch of Toms River, NJ; three great-nieces, Jennifer Bodnarchuk, Stephanie Cagle, Taylor Ruth Peedin; and a great-great-nephew, Nathan Bodnarchuk.

The family would like to convey their gratitude to Mr. Bill Eby and family for the many years of great friendship with John Ruth.

A funeral service for Mr. Ruth will be held graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the Moses-Ruth cemetery in Pittsboro.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

MALCOM TALMADGE “PETE” RAY

Malcom Talmadge “Pete” Ray, 80, ofSilerCity, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur.

Mr. Ray was born inFranklinCountyon July 10, 1933, the son of Bunny C. and Eva (Williams) Ray. He was retired from Goldkist Hatchery after 40 years of service as a manager. Pete was a member of the Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church where he had served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, usher and had worked with the Royal Rangers boys’ ministry. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, trips to the beach and mountains and time spent with his family. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Alice (Glover) Ray; one daughter, Jeanette R. Stinson and husband Roy of Siler City; sons, Malcolm Danny Ray and wife Kay of Siler City, Dale Ray and wife Ann of Bear Creek; brother,  Nelson Ray and wife Ruth of Pilot; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The family received friends Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City.

The funeral followed Wednesday at 2 p.m. atSilerCityPentecostalHolinessChurchwith Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Entombment will be inChathamMemorial Park,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made toSilerCityPentecostalHolinessChurch, Master’s Hands, 17475 US 64W,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

June 5, 2014
CAROL JOANNE BOWLING  CHACON

Mrs. Carol  Joanne Bowling Chacon,  54, of Carthage, died Tuesday (05-27-2014),  in Sanford.

All services will be private.

She was born on October 4, 1959, to the late Russell Lawrence Bowling and Marjorie Currin Bowling. She was the manager of the Project Help Thrift Shop.

Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Currin Dickens of Sanford; brother, Mike Bowling of Sanford; sister, Patricia B. Rosser of Broadway; and half-sister, Rushell Bennie of Greenville, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Sanford Church of God,2105 Pathway Drive,Sanford,N.C.   27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

W.L. “BILL” LASSITER

W. L. “Bill” Lassiter, 76, of Fayetteville, formerly of Sanford died at Cape Fear Valley Memoria lHospital on Wednesday, (05-28-2014).

A funeral service was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 12 noon on Friday (05-30-2014) with Chaplain Joel Cameron presiding. A private burial followed.

He was born inMooreCountyon July 7, 1937, to the late Leonard Lassiter and Clarice Matthews Lassiter.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Braddy.  Mr. Lassiter was retired from Avondale as a supervisor.

Survivors include his son, Len Lassiter of Cameron; a daughter, Regina Thomas of Sanford; and two grandsons.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DENNIS RAY DIXON

Dennis Ray Dixon of Chatham County died at his home on Thursday, (05-22-2014).

Ray had worked on several dairy farms, with Terminix, and retired early from Goldkist Plant.  He was the son of Kathleen J. Dixon and the late Griffin Dixon.   He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Foushee. Other survivors include his wife of 45 years, Kathy Breedlove Dixon of the home; children, Tammy Walker and David Dixon, both of Chatham County; one step-daughter, Angela Deal; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; siblings, Janice Inman, of Chatham County, Wendy Barber of Newport, Joey Dixon of Sanford;  Valerie Nelson of Bear Creek, and Sandy Dixon of Goldston.

CARMEN ESTEFANY VILLATORO GUTIERREZ

  Carmen Estefany Villatoro Gutierrez,  23, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (05-27-2014), at her home.

Funeral services were Saturday, (05-31-2014), at 12 noon at St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church with Father Robert Ippolito officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Miss Gutierrez was born October 31, 1990,  in El Salvadorto Jesus Villatoro and Carmen Zavala-Gutierrez.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, David F. Gutierrez and a sister, Clara Lopez-Gutierrez.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

GARRY WAYNE WHEELER

  Garry Wayne Wheeler of Pittsboro died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Hospice Home of Alamance inBurlington.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Sanford.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHN HENRY COVINGTON

Pastor John Henry Covington, 73, of Pittsboro, died late Saturday, (05-31-2014).

A funeral service will held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, 05-03-2014), at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Elmore officiating. Burial followed at the Church Cemetery

John was born July 11, 1940 in Salisbury. He was the pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for the last five years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sons, John and Jeffrey Covington.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Covington; sons, Johnathan Covington of Pittsboro, Mark Young of Lexington; daughter, Deborah Young of Youngsville; brothers, Jerry Covington of Knightdale, John R Covington of Vale; sisters, June and Judy; twelve grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Place online condolences at www.hallwynne.com.

RICKIE WESLEY HALL

Mr. Rickie Wesley Hall, 65, ofSanford, died Thursday, (05-29-2014) at his home.

The funeral service was held Monday, (06-02-2014), at 11 a.m. at New Life Fellowship Church with Dr. Gail Dickens and Pastor Dale Sauls officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hall was born inLeeCounty, on February 11, 1949 to the late William McKinley Hall and Ruby Douglas Hall.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Sandra Thomas Hall, brother, William Hall and sister Margaret Douglas.  Rickie was retired from Honeywell then worked for the Harnett County Department of Transportation.  He was a member of God of New Beginnings Church, as well as worship leader.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela H. Beard of Fayetteville, Amanda Hall of Franklinton; sisters, Della Steward, Jackie Stack, Jean Hall, Kathy Jordan, all of Sanford, Donna Hall Borowiec of Richmond Hill, GA; and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

OSCAR PHILLIP “PETE” MARSH

Oscar Phillip “Pete” Marsh of Sanford died Sunday (06-01-2014), at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOHN WILLIAM LAYTON

John William Layton, 57, of Liberty passed away Sunday, (06-01-2014) at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, (06-05-2014) at 11 a.m. at Smithwood Christian Church Cemetery.  The family received friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home inLiberty.

Mr. Layton  was the son of the late William Album Layton, Sr. and Betty Jane Bunton Layton. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Charlie Layton.

John is survived by his wife, Sandra Ball Layton of the home; daughters, Crystal Layton of Graham, Ashley Layton of Snow Camp; sisters, Jane Lucas, Marie Layton; brothers, Jim Layton, Clyde Layton; and one grandson.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help with expenses to Jane Lucas,PO Box 910,Siler City,NC27344.

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

ELIZABETH “GRANDMA” DANIEL

  Elizabeth “Grandma” Daniel, age 87, ofChapel Hill,NC died early Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Mrs. Daniel was born September 24, 1926 in Pittsylvania County,VA.She worked at UNC for sixteen years. Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie W. Daniel and two sons, Charles and Robert “Shorty” Daniel.

She is survived by her daughters, Lillie McAnge of Blacksburg, VA, Molly Womble of Chapel Hill, NC, Nancy Turner of Hillsborough, NC, Ann Workman of Pittsboro, NC, Sue Chadwick of Bear Creek, NC and Frances Skinner of Oxford, NC; her sister Louise Pollard of Garner, NC; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held atMaysChapelBaptistChurchfrom 10-12 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. The funeral service began at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating services. Burial followed atWestwoodCemeteryinCarrboro,NC.

Please make online condolences at   www.hallwynne. com.

JUSTIN THOMAS BROWN

   Mr. Justin Thomas Brown, age 44, of280 James Caviness Road, Siler-City, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett, with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Neal Jackson officiating.

Mr. Brown was born inConway,SC, and had retired as a bridge repairman with the NC Department of Transportation. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time at the beach. Mr. Brown also loved riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his sons, Trevor-Tate and Zimiriah Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Teressa Jordan Brown of the home; sons, Chris Brown, Trent Brown, Curtis Brown of Siler City; mother, Barbara Brady of Asheboro; father, Richard Brown and step-mother Anne of Pittsboro; sister, Holly Brown Hussey and husband Jonathan of Robbins; step-sister, Debbie Mullis of Lexington; step-brothers, Billy Leviner and wife Sheila of Chapel Hill, Andy Leviner and wife Lisa of Chapel Hill, and John Leviner of Lexington.

Visitation was held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at the home of Holly and Jonathan Hussey at632 Caviness Town Roadin Robbins.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC27208to help with funeral expenses.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Brown Family.

May 29, 2014
COLIE E. “BUD” DUNN

Colie Elbert “Bud” Dunn, 87, of Ramseur, died Sunday, (05-25-2014) at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.

Graveside services were held at  3 p.m. Wednesday, (05-28-2014) at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City with Rev. John Gunter officiating.

Bud was a native of Chatham County, a retired car salesman and attended West End United Methodist Church in Sile rCity. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. B. and Rosa Oliver Dunn.

Surviving is his wife, Faye Cheek Dunn.

Make online condolences at www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to, Randolph County Honor Guard in honor of Robert Kisely, PO Box 1672, Asheboro, NC 27204, or to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

TERRENCE PAUL WARD

Mr. Terrence Paul Ward, 78, of Sanford, died Monday, (05-26-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital.

No services or visitation is planned.

He was born on August 23, 1935, in Lanesmill, PA to the late Joseph Paul Ward and Amber Barraclough Ward.  Mr. Ward was a former employee of the Sanford Herald,   and served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean Palmer Ward; sons, Brian Ward, Gregory Ward, both of Sanford; daughters, Barbara Jamison of Brockway, PA, Terri Spears of Sanford: brothers, Mike Ward of Sanford, Gary Ward of Williamsport, PA; sisters, Gail Kessler and Romaine Ward, both of Sanford, and Vicky Siberling of DuBois, PA; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES WALTER HERSEY

Charles Walter Hersey, 77, of Cameron, died Thursday, (05-22-2014) at Manor Care in Pinehurst.

A private funeral service was held Tuesday, (05-27-2014), with Pastor William Beasley presiding.  Entombment followed with military honors.

He was born inYork,PA, November 6, 1936, to the late Woodrow Wilson Hersey and Olivia Keesey Hersey.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a great grandson, Christian Long and a brother, Don Hersey.  Mr. Hersey was retired from the US Army.

Survivors include his step-mother, Ethel Wayne of PA; wife, Joyce Elaine Bollinger Hersey of the home; sons, Charles E Hersey ofFayetteville, Terry Hersey of Cameron; daughters, Janet McQuaiq, Lolita Hunt, both of Cameron, Teresa Furmage of Parkton; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LULA STINSON WELCH

Lula Belle Stinson Welch, 88, of Leesburg, Virginia died Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Leesburg.

Lula was a native of Goldston and a longtime resident of the Washington, D.C.area. She came to work for the F.B.I. in the Identification Bureau during WW II, after graduating from Goldston High School at the age of 17. She retired after 14 years of service to focus on her career as a loving wife and mother. Lula was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. (Larry) Welch; parents, Cary and Lydia Gaines Stinson; brothers, Glen, Tom and Horace Stinson; sisters, Estelle Marsh, Polly Wicker, Fannie Hamer and Oppie Couch.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sandra Welch Cooke and Brenda Welch Nemec, a son-in-law, Donald Nemec; three grandsons, Christopher McElroy, Michael McElroy and Daniel Nemec; three great-grandsons, Liam McElroy, Zander Nemec, Landon Nemec; and a brother, Charles Harden Stinson.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at Smith and Buckner, Saturday, May 31, 2014.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 4 at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial will follow in theGoldstonCemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goldston Cemetery Fund,P.O. Box 35,Goldston,NC27252.

May 22, 2014
ANNE HALUSKA

A Celebration of the Life of Anne Haluska will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church, Hwy 902 West, Pittsboro.

TURNER HARGROVE

Marion”Turner” Hargrove, Sr., 68, of Siler City died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Hargrove was born inAlamanceCounty on August 16, 1945, the son of the late Byron and Paige (Lewis) Hargrove. He was a graduate of Silk Hope High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College,Nashville, TN. Turner’s lifelong career was in the logging and timber industry and he was the long time owner/operator of Turner Hargrove Wood Products, Inc. He enjoyed gardening, farming, operating his sawmill, and volunteering at Silk Hope Old Fashion Farmers’ Day. He loved afternoons at the shop with his buddies and being surrounded by his family at home. He was a baptized Believer and attendedRocky RiverBaptistChurch.

He is survived by his wife of almost 32 years, Cheryl (Moon) Hargrove; son, Turner Hargrove, Jr. and wife Pam of Siler City; grandchildren, Luke and Ashton Hargrove; sisters, Sandra H. Johnson and husband Linny of Beaufort, SC, Beverly H. Williams and husband Mark of Elon; nephews, Quinn Johnson and Cameron Scott; mother-in-law, Rochelle Moon; and brother-in-law, Gary Moon. He also leaves behind his faithful canine companion Rusty.

The family received friends Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Biggers officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund or Bus Fund,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,Siler City,NC27344or UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff ofUNCCancerHospital, and Pam Hargrove and the staff of UNC Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

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

LINDA LOWE McPHERSON

Linda Lowe McPherson, 70, of Sam Lowe Road, Siler City died Friday, May 16, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. McPherson was born inChathamCountyon April 7, 1944, the daughter of Samuel Bryant and Janiece (Keller) Lowe.  Linda was a member ofPineyGroveUnitedMethodistChurchand the Samaritan Class.  She was retired from the Chatham County School System as a cafeteria worker where she had worked at Silk Hope, Jordan Matthews and Pittsboro.  Linda enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, cooking, trips to the mountains, being caregiver to her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jimmy McPherson; two daughters, Tina M. Fogleman and husband David, Lisa M. Hart and husband Jonathan; sister, Shirley Williams and husband Bobby; brothers, Wayne Lowe and wife Pat, James Lowe and wife Sylvia, all ofSilerCity; grandchildren, Brenton Hart, Ashlyn Hart and Caleb Fogleman.

A memorial service was held Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. atPineyGroveUnitedMethodistChurch,2343 Piney Grove Church Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Jim Folks officiating. The family was at the home and received friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to eitherPiney Grove United Methodist Church, Hospice of Randolph or West Chatham Relay for Life.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

THOMAS WILLIAM MOSES

   Thomas William “Sonny” Moses, 85, passed away Wednesday May 14, 2014 at The Laurels of Chatham County in Pittsboro.

A native ofChathamCounty, Sonny was born April 23, 1929 to the late Obed William Moses and Annie Maude Moses. He was married to Faye Harris in 1955. He honorably served in the U.S. Army, helping to build roads while stationed inKorea. This rugged outdoorsman spent most of his life working as a logger. Sonny loved reading western novels, listening to country music, and was a huge Richard Petty/NASCAR fan. In fact, he and Faye would spend their honeymoon together watching the 1955 Daytona Beach Grand National. He and Faye were married for 58 years. Many great memories were made with family trips to Disney World,WindyHillBeach, spending time onLakeTilleryand taking various bus tours throughout theU.S.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his sisters, Imogene Byrum, Mary Alice Moses, and his brother, Jerry Mathiesen Moses.  He is survived by his wife, Faye; his daughters, Renee Moses Ellis and spouse Jim Ellis of Ramseur,  Tamra Moses Farris and spouseRon Farris of Swansboro; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Ellis, Tiffany Lane Ellis, Gabrielle Lane Farris and Alexie Jules Farris.

A service to honor his life was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro, with the Rev. Jerry Sanders and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.   A reception followed.

Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Baptis tChurch, 3903 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Flowers are also welcome.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Moses were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

FRANCES MURCHISON HARRIS

Frances Murchison Harris, 94, ofSouth Main Street, Goldston, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Harris was born in Pittsboro on April 20, 1920, the daughter of James and Iola (Jenks) Brown.Franceswas a member ofGoldstonUnitedMethodistChurchand was retired from theChathamCountyschools as a cafeteria employee. She loved doing Find the Word, enjoyed her family and home and was a loving Mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, William Harold Murchison, Edward M. Harris, Jr. and a grandson, William Kevin Johnson.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Gail M. Johnson of Durham; one son, Bill Murchison and wife Lydia of Goldston; grandchildren, Larry Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Kim Gierok, Chris Manring and Stephanie Mashburn; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; step-children, Eddie Harris of Raleigh, Gene Harris and Camille H. Cunnup, both of Goldston; and three step-grandchildren.

The family received friends Monday, May 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. atGoldstonUnitedMethodistChurch,185 Hillcrest Avenue, Goldston. A graveside service followed inGoldstonCemeterywith Rev. Thomas Simpson officiating.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the Harris Family.

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

REBECCA STRAUGHAN McFARLAND

1928—2014

  Rebecca Straughan McFarland of Greensboro passed away May 19, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mr. Neill Alexander McFarland, Jr.

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Caroline M. Stainback, son-in-law David, grandchildren,Alexandriaand Benjamin; son, Neill A. McFarland III (Alex), and daughter-in-law Angela L. McFarland.  Surviving in-laws include brother-in-law Fred S. Hodge, two nieces, one nephew, and many beloved cousins.

Rebecca S., “Becky” McFarland was born inMebane,NC, December 10, 1928.  While a toddler, her family moved to Siler City,NC.  She grew up there among family and friends with whom she maintained contact throughout her life.

Becky was named “Cutest” in her Senior Class, and she earned money for college working at the local pharmacy’s soda fountain.  After high school she was an avid member of the NC Young Republicans, winning speech and essay contests.  She attendedMeredithCollege, High PointCollege, and did post-graduate work at UNC-G.  Mrs. McFarland taught elementary grades in the public school systems of Chatham County and North Wilkesboro.  Throughout the 1980’s, she served in the classroom and libraries of Guilford and McLeansville Middle Schools.

In addition to teaching, she handled bookkeeping duties for Straughan’s Bookstores (a regional chain founded by her three aunts), and later for her husband’s egg business.

Becky is also survived by her dog Jack, whom she loved very much.  Her affection for the dog was perhaps surpassed only by her love for the morning newspaper and good coffee.  Becky was a very creative person and fine cook.  Her Christmas nut cake – an annual tradition for more than 50 years – will be sorely missed.  Her spirited commentary on current events, artfully delivered on a daily basis, will not be forgotten.

Rebecca was a follower of Jesus Christ since childhood.  She was also a member of Siler City First Baptist Church, and later Buffalo Presbyterian in Greensboro.  She was vocal about her Christian faith, yet her most vivid witness being the way in which she cared for the needs of her ailing husband from 1999 until his death in 2007.  Becky was a loving mother, a patriotic American, a proud daughter of the South, and a beloved friend to many.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the many people who have shown love and kindness to Becky McFarland. Her funeral was held at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 with Dr. Jesse Bledsoe officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received guests at the church immediately following the service.

Memorial gifts in her honor may be made to the General Fund of Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 803 16TH Street,Greensboro,NC,27405.

Forbis and Dick, N. Elm Streetis serving the McFarland family.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

TERRY JONES POYTHRESS

Terry Jones Poythress, age 56, ofChapel Hill,  died Sunday May 18, 2014 after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born January 27, 1958 in Sanford. She worked at UNC for 25 years.

Terry was a choir director atDamascusChurchfor several years and had fulfilled many roles there. She was also very active in her community. Her hobbies included reading and her love for cats.

Terry is survived by her husband, Phil Poythress; her parents, Bruce and Myrtle Jones of Moncure; her daughter, Jessica Renee Poythress of the home; her brothers, Ray and his wife Wenona Jones of Marston, Phillip Jones of Moncure; and her sister-in-law, Anne, with her husband Charles Barry Burns ofChapel Hill.

A visitation was held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Hall Wynne Funeral Services in Pittsboro. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Damascus Congregational Church inChapel Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made toUNCLineburgerCancerResearchCenteror a charity of your choice.

Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel served the Poythress family.

Please place online condolences at www.hallwynne.com.

 JOHN (JACK) DEWITT WOLFE

Jack Wolfe, 89, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2014 at his home with his family at his bedside.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, with whom he shared over 68 years.  He is also survived by his children, Jimmy Wolfe and wife Cheryl, along with their five children, Lillian Vaughan and husband Mike and their three children, Sarah Dixon and husband Roger with their three children; plus 19 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Jean Dollar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt and Lillian Wolfe and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at Chatham Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service,396 West St.Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Memorials may be made toChathamMethodistChurchor Chatham County Council on Aging.  The family would like to give a special “thank you” to all of the many care givers and to UNC Hospice during his recent illness.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mrs. Rowland are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

 

REBECCA ANN WADDELL

Rebecca Ann Waddell, 69, of Travelers Rest, S.C.  passed away Sunday, (05-18-2014) at her home.

Born in Robbins, she was a daughter of the late Marvin and Millie Kennedy Brown. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee Deaton, Ronnie Fulton Deaton, daughter, Peggy Sue Woolling; and a brother, Cecil Clyde Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip Waddell; son, Terry Deaton; step-son, Larry Renner; daughters, Brenda Buckner, Kathy Foote; step-daughters, Sandy Hayes, Janet Newell; brother, James Brown; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at The Howze Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from noon until 1 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church in Robbins.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, SC, is in charge of arrangements.

May 15, 2014
ROGER WAYNE OVERMAN

Roger Wayne Overman, 82, of Liberty, died Tuesday, (05-06-2014) at The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance – Caswell.

A funeral service was held Friday, (05-09-2014) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, with Rev. Howard Spray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Roger was the son of the late John Ralph and Nellie Hinshaw Overman. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jenny O. Welch, and a  brother, Larry “Bud” Overman. He retired from Monarch Hosiery Mill, Inc. and attended Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy Roach Overman; son, Gary L. Overman; daughter, Cathy J. Overman; and a brother, Jack D. Overman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC27215or Piedmont Rescue Mission Inc., PO Box 996, Burlington, NC27216.
Make online condolences at: www.LoflinFH.com.

JACOB AFTON UNDERWOOD

Jacob Afton Underwood, 89, of Sanford, died Sunday, (05-11-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held at Sanford Chapel Wednesday, (05-14-2014) at 11 a.m.  with Rev. John Gordon presiding.  A private burial followed at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Moore County.

He was born inMooreCounty, on June 7, 1924, to the late William F and Fannie Laton Underwood.  He worked as a machinist and served our country in the US Navy.

Surviving is his wife Nancy Smith Underwood of Sanford; a son Ronald Underwood ofRaleigh; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

TERRY ELLEN GOMILLION BROOKS

Terry Ellen Gomillion Brooks, 59, ofSilerCitydied Saturday, (05-10-2014) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, (05-13-2014) at 11 a.m. atRocky RiverBaptistCemetery.

Mrs. Brooks was born inChathamCountyon August 30, 1954, the daughter of Broward Gomillion and Peggy Buckner.   Terry was a 1972 graduate of Jordan Matthews and had worked as a bookkeeper at Justice Motors.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving is her husband, Tim Brooks; two sons, Jon Brooks,   Zach Brooks, both of Siler City; sisters, Diane B. Smith of Bear Creek, Donna K. Carden of Henderson;  brothers, Gary Lee Kirby, Steven T. Kirby, both of Chapel Hill, Allen Gomillion of Ponce De Leon, FL.; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society,P O Box 610,Pittsboro,NC 27312or a charity of donor’s choice.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LOUISE HARWARD

Louise Andrews Harward, 86, died Saturday, (05-10-2014) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday (05-13-2014) at Pittsboro Baptist Church.

She was born on December 6, 1927 in ChathamCounty, the daughter of the late Samuel Lester Andrews and Mary Walters Andrews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years,  Preston Harward. She was an elementary school teacher for 43 years – most of those years were spent teaching 2nd and 3rd grades atPittsboroPrimary School.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Reeves of Julian, Deborah Tilson ofChapel Hill; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN38105or the local chapter of The Salvation Army.  https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=207. – Mrs. Louise A. Harward,P.O. Box 416,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

PEGGY ROACH OVERMAN

Peggy Roach Overman, 79, of Liberty passed away Sunday, (05-11-2014) at The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, (05-14-2014) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, with Rev. Howard Spray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Overman was the daughter of the late Stanford T. and Esther Mae Hundley Roach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Wayne Overman; sisters, Naomi Pike, Vivian Angel and brothers, Linwood and Boyd Roach.  Peggy was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Surviving is her son, Gary L. Overman; daughter, Cathy J. Overman; sister, Betty Lou “Tootie” Hawkins and brother; Willie Roach.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Piedmont Rescue Mission Inc., PO Box 996, Burlington, NC 27216.

Share thoughts and memories at: www.LoflinFH.com <http://www.LoflinFH.com

ELVIN C. COX

   Elvin Clarkson Cox, 94, of Ramseur, died Monday, (05-12-2014) atRandolphHospital inAsheboro.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (05-15-2014), at Parks Crossroads Christian Church in Ramseur with Rev. Randy Kelley and Rev. James Turner officiating.

Burial will follow in theSunsetKnollCemetery, Ramseur, with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

He was born March 27, 1920 inRandolphCountyto the late Walter and Dora Cox. Elvin was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army, and  receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired as Ramseur Postmaster after 30 years. He was a member of Parks Crossroads Christian Church. He had been a member of the  Lion’s Club, American Legion, DAV, and served as a   Ramseur Town Commissioner for three terms.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Moody Cox, a brother, Howard Cox and sister Mary Ruth Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Simmons Cox; sons, Terry Cox ofHigh Point, Jeff Cox ofShalimar,FL, Brian Cox ofCharlotte; step-sons, Richard Simmons ofRichmond,VA, Brian Simmons, of Staley, Andy Simmons ofNew Bern; two grandchildren, and seventeen step-grand-children.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, in Ramseur; other times at the residence.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parks Crossroads Christian Church,PO Box 1106,Ramseur,NC27316; or to the DAV,251 N. Main Street, Rm 116, Winston Salem, NC 27102.

ANNIE MORRIS PHILLIPS

Mrs. Annie Morris Phillips, 100, of Gulf died Tuesday, (05-13-2014), at Sanford Health andRehabilitationCenterinSanford.

The funeral will be held Thursday, (05-15-2014), at 4 p.m. at Gulf Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bruce Benton and Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church following the funeral and burial.  At other times, the family will be at the home of Mrs. Pebble Kidd, 1206 Lee’sChapel Road,Sanford.

Mrs. Phillips was born December 20, 1913, in Chatham County, to the late Matthew H. Morris and Kate Causey Morris.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Lacy Phillips; a son, Jimmie L. Phillips and a daughter, Jayne P. Brown.  She was a member of Gulf Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gulf Presbyterian Church,P.O. Box 206,Gulf,N.C.  27256.

Make online condolences at:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

FRED HASKAL POSTON

Fred Haskal Poston ofSilerCitypassed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was born June 18, 1927 inStatesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rachel Gilbert Poston, and a sister Peggy Summers.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, May 10at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Siler City, officiated by Rev. Clyde Denny.

Fred was a graduate ofWakeForestCollegeand UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He came toSilerCityas a math teacher and coach. He served as a principal in theChathamCountySchoolsystem for 32 years. He was an active member of theFirstUnitedMethodistChurch, where he was a charter member of the Joyner-Brewer Sunday school class, and a former member of the sanctuary choir. He served in the Lions Club International and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow for 50 years of service. Fred was an avid sportsman and enjoyed swimming, tennis and golf. After retirement, he enjoyed many wonderful times at the beach and traveling across the country.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice Alexander Poston and three children, Jan Guenther and husband Mark of Jamestown, Charles Poston and wife Kathy also of Jamestown, and Thomas Poston and wife Debbie of Albemarle.

One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren, Robert (Allison) Guenther of Raleigh, Andrew Guenther (fiancée Melissa Martin) of Charlotte, Page Poston Gleeson (Ryan) ofHigh Point, Marley and Cal Poston ofJamestown, Michael Poston ofRaleigh, Chaney Poston of Boone, Rachel and Stephen Poston ofAlbemarle. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, CJ.

Memorials may be made to the FUMC general fund or the Janice and Fred Poston Scholarship fund at FUMC which was started in 2013 by their children and grandchildren to honor their lifelong commitment to education.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

RUTH LINDLEY JOHNSON

Ruth Lindley Johnson ofLindley Mill Road, Snow Camp died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Johnson was born inChathamCountyon April 16, 1925, the daughter of Carl and Eula Lindley.  She was a member ofCenterUnitedMethodistChurch.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Johnson; her parents; sisters, Annie Lou Brown and Hilda Johnson.

She is survived by son, Timothy Johnson; daughter, Diane J. Griffin and husband Gary, both of Raleigh; grandchildren, Ashley Griffin Rose and husband, Dave of Cary, Brad Griffin of Atlanta and Matthew Johnson of Wilmington; great-grand-daughters, Lindley and Avery Rose; special nephews, Larry and Darrell Johnson of Snow Camp, and Terry Brown of Pittsboro.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Mark Miller, his nurse Kelly, and the staff at Kernodle Clinic for their love and excellent care of their Mother.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. atCenterUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Joseph Park officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made toCenterUnitedMethodistChurch.

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

 

MYRLE LUTTERLOH SWICEGOOD

Myrle Lutterloh Swicegood, PhD, finished her journey on May 11, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, George W. Swicegood, sister, Elizabeth Williams and brother, Charles W. (Jack) Lutterloh.

Dr. Swicegood, the daughter of Charles H. Lutterloh and Fannie Dark Lutterloh, was born on June 8, 1924. She grew up on a dairy farm nearPittsboro,N.C.She graduated fromPittsboroHigh Schoolin 1940 and Woman’s College inGreensboro(U.N.C. -Greensboro) in 1944 with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics Education.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service became her vocation. She was a 4-H and Home Economics Agent inWakeCountyand District Agent and Special Programs Agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service of N.C. State University for 24 years. During this time, she was granted two study leaves to earn her Masters’ Degree in Sociology and Counseling and Guidance atN.C.StateUniversityand her Doctoral Degree in Adult Education at NCSU and Human Environmental Sciences from U.N.C. -Greensboro. While at NCSU, she designed, authored and implemented the “”Lap Reader Program” forNorth Carolinafamilies. This became the forerunner of Governor Hunt’s Early Education Programs in N.C.

In 1980, she joined the Cooperative Extension Service of South Carolina and was based atClemsonUniversity. It was at Clemson where Dr. Swicegood was chosen to be the Assistant Director of Home Economics. People were her passion, and strengthening families was her lifetime, professional goal.

Dr. Swicegood and her husband, George, moved toNew Bern,N.C.in 1989. She soon became involved in the community and served part-time as Coordinator of Family Life Activities for the Atlantic Baptist Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for theCarolinaEastMedicalCenterand as a Hospice volunteer trainer. Dr. Swicegood was an active member at the First Baptist Church of New Bern, and both the Church and Church Family brought her special joy. She loved herElizabethparker Sunday School Class and enjoyed facilitating a monthly gathering of church members in a group called “Conversations”. Dr. Swicegood had a special interest in the youth ofFirstBaptistChurchand offered them encouragement to excel and exceed.

Dr. Swicegood received many outstanding honors and awards. These included membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta and Delta Kappa Gamma, as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award from the U.N.C. – G School of Human Environmental Sciences, the Distinguished Alumni Award from U.N.C.—G, and the Clemson Chapter of the American University Professors award of Merit. She was recently inducted into the Jane S. McKimmon Family and Consumer Science Hall of Fame atN.C.StateUniversity.

Myrle and her husband, George, felt their greatest honors and achievements were through their daughters: Beth Freistaedter and her husband Alex, Becky Clark and her husband Bob, and Linda Williams and her husband Greg. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as a great multitude of friends, including her special friend, Dick Kidd.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at the First Baptist Church of New Bern at239 Middle Streeton Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. The family received treasured friends and family in the Sanctuary of  First Baptist one hour prior to the church services. Cotton Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

A graveside service and burial will be at Brown’sChapelUnitedMethodistChurchat355 Chicken Bridge RoadinPittsboro,N.C.on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Gifts may be made to the Heritage and Hope Endowment,FirstBaptistChurch,P.O. Box 1463,New Bern,N.C.28562, or to the Brown’s Chapel Building Fund at Brown’sChapelUnitedMethodistChurch,P.O. Box 785,Pittsboro,N.C.27312.

Condolences  may  be  made  to  the   Swicegood   family  at cottenfuneralhome.com.

GREGORY JOHN KEMPER

Gregory John Kemper, age 54, of Pittsboro, died Monday May 12, 2014 in his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was born November 26, 1959 inEau Claire,WI. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service and worked forUNCHospitalfor the last 14 years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Davis Kemper; his parents, Bruce and Barbara Kemper of Chapel Hill;  his daughter, Jessie Burns Kemper of the home; a step- daughter, Kayla Burns of Pittsboro; his brothers and their wives,  Chris and Jane Kemper, Tom and Barb Kemper, all of Wisconsin; two sisters, Kate Bryant of Chapel Hill and Nicole Carswell and her husband Derek of Apex.

A visitation will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2   p.m. at Hall Wynne Funeral Services in Pittsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Chatham County Agency On Aging: Home Care Services,PO Box 715,Pittsboro,NC27312.  919-542-4512

SHERRIE LYNN (HORTON) MOONEY

Chapel Hill- Sherrie Lynn Mooney went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 9, 2014.

She is survived by her wonderful, loving husband of 21 years, Jeff Mooney;    sister Lucy and husband Skippy Godfrey, sister Jenny and husband Bill Golat; brother Bobby and wife Tamar Horton, brother Tom and Karen Godwin; brother-in-law, Preston Mooney; sister-in-law,  Vicki and husband Mike Holleman; and father-in-law, Andy Mooney.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Brodie and Norma Horton, and mother in-law Alice Mooney.

Sherrie was adored by her three nephews and two nieces,  Ryan and wife Tammy Holleman, Chase Holleman, Christian Holleman and fiancé Kamile Smith, Anna and husband Daniel Corbin, and Amy Godwin; as well as four great-nieces, Karli Holleman, Emma Corbin, Lane  Corbin, and Harper  Corbin.

Sherrie was born August 22, 1959 in Chatham County.  She grew up in the Pittsboro and Chapel Hill Community, and graduated from Northwood High School.  Sherrie had worked for the Orange Sherriff’s Department and University of North Carolina.  Sherrie retired from UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill.

Sherrie had spent more than 20 years volunteering in Emergency Services in Orange and Chatham County.  She was a former member of Chatham County Rescue Squad, Orange County Rescue Squad and current member of the White Cross Volunteer Fire Department in Chapel Hill .

Aside from her devotion to her family, Sherrie loved helping people, old and young.  Sherrie was part of raising and caring for a countless number of children and was a mother to so many.

Arrangements for Sherrie Mooney: visitation was at Antioch Baptist Church, Tuesday, May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., located at 1707 White Cross Road in Chapel Hill NC 27516. The Celebration of her Life was held Wednesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church.

The family will graciously accept flowers or donations made in Sherrie’s name to Susan G. Komen Fund, Antioch Baptist Church or White Cross Fire Department.

EDWARD CHAPIN OLDHAM

Mr. Edward Chapin Oldham, 91, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

Chapin was born on March 13, 1923 in Chatham County, NC, son of the late Coley Graham Oldham and Mamie Cooper Oldham.  He honorably served as a Master Sergeant in the Army Signal Corps in Okinawa, Japan during WW II. Chapin met and married the former Audrey Campbell. They were together 61 years until her death October 9, 2003.

Chapin Oldham is survived by his sons, Chapin Pierre “Pete” Oldham (Dare Scott Oldham) of Asheboro, and Steven Eugene “Gene” Oldham (Vicky Thomas Oldham) of Pittsboro;  his grandchildren, Andrea Oldham Anderson (Calvin) of Yorktown, VA,  Heather Oldham Osborne (Jody) of Clemmons, Steve Oldham (Catherine Hamm Oldham) of Pittsboro, and T.J. Oldham (Jenna Arthurs Oldham) of Pittsboro;   his great-grandchildren, Eric, Brian and David Anderson, Jordan, Daniel and Emma Grace Osborne and A.J. Oldham; his brother, Graham Camp Oldham of Pittsboro; and his sister-in-law, Emma Dell Ritter of High Point.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC. A funeral service for Mr. Oldham was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Griffin Chapel of Hall-Wynne, Pittsboro with the Reverend Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Oldham were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

May 8, 2014
SYLVIA FAYE TEAGUE MOODY

Sylvia Faye Teague Moody, 75, of Siler City died Tuesday, (04-29-2014) at her home.
A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, (05-03-2014) at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. Eddie Ellis officiating.

Mrs. Moody was born inGuilfordCountyon March 14, 1939, the daughter of Mamie Lee Phillips and James Spurgeon Teague, Sr. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by daughters, Scarlett M. Blue of Vass, Sandra M. Smith, Susan M. Tullis, both of Bear Creek; son, Tommy W. Moody of Bear Creek; sisters, Shirley T. Phillips of Bennett, Maggie T. Cox of Bear Creek; one brother, Claude Teague of SilerCity; eight granddaughters and six great-grand-children.
Memorials may be made to First Health Foundation,150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

SHERI PHILLIPS HOLCOMB

Sheri Phillips Holcomb passed away Wednesday, (04-30-2014).

Services were held at Antioch Baptist Church on Friday, (05-02-2014) at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Holcomb had a degree in Early Child Development, trained as a CNA and was a caregiver.

She is survived by her husband, Chris Holcomb; sons, Cliff Holcomb, Cameron Holcomb; daughter, Sara Holcomb; parents, Bruce and Iola Gaines Phillips; sister, Kelly Phillips Spivey; brother, Tyra Phillips; and two granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Relay For Life or a cancer fund of your choice.

Make online condolences to:www.pughfuneralhome.com.

      LEON MASHBURN

Leon Mashburn, 84, of Seagrove passed away Wednesday, (04-30-2014) at First Health Moore Regional Hospita lin Pinehurst.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday, (05-03-2014) at MapleSpringsBaptistChurchCemeteryat 3 p.m. with Rev. Matthew Gunter and Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating.
Mr. Mashburn was born in Moore County, and was a retired truck driver with Luck’s in Seagrove. He was the son of the late Brooks and Jennie Dowd Mashburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Mashburn, a son, Tony Mashburn, a brother, Larry Mashburn, sisters, Angie Maude Oldham and Mary Sue Garner.
Survivors include daughters, Hilda King of Robbins, Tina Turner of Asheboro; step-sons, Spencer and Josh Goins; brothers, Joe Mashburn, Jerry Mashburn, both of Carthage; Six grandchildren, two  step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Offer online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

HAZEL LANGLEY GAUTIER

Hazel Langley Gautier, 88, of Sanford, died Friday, (05-02-2014) at her son’s home.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, (05-04-2014) at Sanford Church of God with Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating.  Entombment followed atLeeMemoryGardens.

Mrs. Gautier was born inMooreCounty, on July 20, 1925 to the late Willie Langley and Eula Elkins Langley.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Eugene Wilson Gautier; daughters, Frances Elizabeth Gautier, Doris Jean Painter; brothers, Charles, Roy, Jim Langley and a sister, Ruth Hurley.

Mrs. Gautier was a member of Sanford Church of God, and also attended Holly Springs Baptist Church and had worked at Cornell-Dubilier for several years.

She is survived by a son, Eugene Wilson Gautier; a daughter Penny Barbour; sisters, Ester Smith and Betty Pinson, all ofSanford; seven grandchildren; eleven great- grandchildren and four great- great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to either Holly Springs Baptist Church,385 Holly Springs Church Road,Broadway,NC 27505or Sanford Church of God,2105 Pathway Drive,Sanford,NC 27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RONALD LARRY MOORE

Ronald Larry Moore, 71, of Siler City, passed away Friday, (05-02-2014) at his home.
A graveside service was held Sunday, (05-04-2014) at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Park, in Greensboro; with Rev. Eugene Dean officiating.

Mr. Moore was born October 16, 1942, the son of the late Roosevelt Clifton and Mollie Oldham Moore. He owned and operated the Fiddler’s Cove in Liberty for nine years.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Judy Braswell Moore; son, Ronald Larry Moore, Jr. of Siler City; sister, Marie Moody of Danville, VA; and a brother, Harold Moore of Greensboro

In lieu of flowers, memorials 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.

JEAN BRYAN

   Jean Bryan, 81, died early Tuesday, May 6, 2014  at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Bryan was born on December 26, 1932 inOrangeburg,SC, daughter of the late Pressley Boyleston and Myrtle Pooser. She met and married Clinton Ellwood Bryan, Jr. They were together 54 1/2 years until his death in 2007. Jean spent much of her life helping people by assisting with taxes, cooking, or simply mowing the grass, she was always willing  to help someone in need. She was a member of Pittsboro U.M.C.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by two brothers. She is survived by her son, Clinton Ellwood Bryan II (Jane) of Pittsboro; her daughter, Kathy Easterling (Bill) of Pittsboro; and her grandchildren, Chip Bryan, Reid Bryan, Andrew Easterling and Blaire Easterling.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Jean’s home at 200 Ashford Drive, Pittsboro.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Pittsboro U.M.C.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. The arrangements for Mrs. Bryan are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

May 1, 2014
STEPHEN “STEVE” BYNUM

Funeral services for Mr. Stephen “Steve” Bynum were held Friday, (04-25-2014) at 3 p.m. at Terrell’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

EDWARD “ED” CAMERON

Edward “Ed” Cameron, 99, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (04-24-2014) at home.

Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron at this time.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

VERNON MONROE GILMORE

Vernon Monroe Gilmore, 79, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (04-22-2014) at his home.

The funeral was held Thursday (04-24-2014) at 3 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Davis presiding.  Burial followed at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gilmore was born in Lee County on June 7, 1934 to the late Marvin Gilmore and Clouis Cole Gilmore.  He was preceded in death by his siblings Billy, Roy, Frankie, Junior and Johnnie Carol Gilmore.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Bessie Fore Gilmore of the home; daughters Judy Wilson, Bonnie Sloan, and Patty Freeman, all of Sanford; brothers, Donnie Gilmore of Asheboro, Roger Gilmore of Sanford; sisters, Marveline Corcaran, and Shirley Thompson , both of TN, Barbara Graham of Olivia, Brenda Denkins of Sanford, Debbie O’Quinn of Broadway and Faye Holiday of Ramseur; nine grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfun eralhome.com.  

EDWARD “ED” CAMERON

Edward “Ed” Cameron, 99, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (04-23-2014) at home.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Cameron was born inHarnettCounty, March 5, 1915, to the late Mack E Cameron and Margaret Swan Cameron.  He was the owner/operator of heavy equipment.  He served our country as a pilot and Captain in the Army Air Corps during WWII in thePhilippines.   Ed was a member at Cameron Hill Church where he served as an Elder and taught Sunday school.  Ed served as President of Harnett County Historical Society and was a lifetime member of the Ruritan Club.

Mr. Cameron was preceded in death by brothers Dan, Neil,Cliftonand Ray Cameron.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church, 467 Highway 24,Cameron,NC 28326.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DIANNA DENISE HONEA BOWDEN

Dianna Denise Honea Bowden, 52, of Angier, died Friday, (04-25-2014) at her home.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m., Tuesday at the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel inSanford.

Mrs. Bowden was born December 20, 1961, inFt. Worth,TX, to the late Walter Dwane Honea and Naomi Suiter Honea.

Survivors include her step-mother, Fran Honea of Broadway; a son, Wendell Overcash of Sanford; brothers, Rodney Luellin of Broadway, Randy Luellin ofAberdeen, Tim Honea ofSouth Carolinaand one grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

HAZEL MARLENE FARRELL

Miss Hazel Marlene Farrell, 81, died Wednesday, (04-16-2014) at The Laurels of Chatham.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (04-19-2014) at Hanks Chapel UCC. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Marlene was born August 28, 1932 inChathamCountyto the late Dewitt Henry Farrell and Hazel Burns Farrell. She made her home at theMurdockCenterfor 54 years.   She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William Ray Farrell.  ]

Survivors include a brother, Larry Farrell of Pittsboro; and  a sister, Nancy Farrell ofMurdockCenter, Butner.

Send memorials honoring Marlene to:  The Christopher Holder Memorial Fund c/o Hanks Chapel UCC 190 Hanks Loop Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

ANNE HALUSKA

Anne gave up her battle with ALS in the manner she desired on March 26, 2014, surrounded with her mother and friends.

She continued for as long as possible to volunteer at Duke Hospita lto assist in ALS research. After death, she continued by donating her body for research. Anne faced this challenge with grace and dignity.

She left behind her mother, Betty Jackson and her sisters, Diane Hain, Barbara Bedard, and brother Michael Jackson. The children of her siblings were also very special to her. She had so much love in her heart and freely shared that love with all who crossed her path in her life. A close-knit group of her friends will go on without her and cherish the memories of her friendship.

Anne graduated fromSt. Joseph’s Schoo of Nursing in 1977 and worked many years at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She will be missed by many friends and associates.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Meroney United Methodist Church located on Hwy 902 West, Pittsboro.

Donations to the ALS Society, Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter in Anne’s name would be appreciated. Their address if 4N. Blount Street,Raleigh,NC27601.

ERNEST DAVIS McLAWHORN

Ernest Davis McLawhorn, 79, of North Glenn Avenue, Siler City died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. McLawhorn was born inPittCountyon September 29, 1934, the son of Harry and Lottie (Fornes) McLawhorn. Ernie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City, Siler City Masonic Lodge #403 and Siler City Chapter #9 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard with 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty (Gilliard) McLawhorn; daughter, Ellen “Beth” Boner and husband Gene of Fuquay Varina; son, Ernest McLawhorn, Jr. and wife Jeanine of Glennburnie, MD; sister, Linda Hall; brothers,  Bobby McLawhorn, Clifton McLawhorn; and one grandson, Christopher Jason McLawhorn.

The family received friends Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at theFirstBaptistChurch,314 N. 2nd Avenue,SilerCity. A memorial service followed Sunday at 2 p.m. atFirstBaptistChurchwith Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Ave.,Siler City,NC27344or Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

 JESSE EARL JUSTICE

Jesse Earl Justice, 74, of Joe Brown Road, Bear Creek died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mr. Justice was born in Chatham County on September 17, 1939, the son of Jesse Allen and Ola Ellen (Jones) Justice. He was a member of the Siler City Chapel, retired from Collins & Aikman and had been a member of the National Guard. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wilbur, Hoyt and Edward.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah (Brooks) Justice; two daughters, Lisa Justice Riggs and husband Jeff of Siler City, Christina Justice and significant other, Steven Campbell of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Rebecca and Matthew Riggs; sisters, Betty Justice of Siler City, Frances Arnold of Trinity; brothers, Bobby Justice and wife Linda, Franklin Justice and wife Doris, and Bill Justice, all of Siler City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family  received friends Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. atBrushCreekBaptistChurch,5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Steven Harrell officiating. Burial followed in the church 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.

LUCILLE STREET DILLING

Lucille Street Dilling, age 69 died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home in Glendon.

A memorial service was held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Glendon Independent Christian Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Yandle. Following the service, the family gathered at the home for a time of fellowship.

A native of Moore County, she was born April 26, 1944 to Mrs. Jeanne Hayes Streetand the lateDr. M. Eugene Street, Jr. She enjoyed studying and was a graduate of Carthage School. She also attended, over the years, Bryan College, the University of Tennessee and Purdue University. She worked alongside her husband doing silk screening for their family business, Twin River Farms inMonticello, IN. Lucy and her husband moved back to Moore County when they retired, living in her parents old home place in Glendon.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Floyd Dilling; daughter, Theresa Komizar and husband Joe of Glendon; son, Scott Dilling and wife Tammy of Oak Island; sisters, Rose Ellen Hancock and husband William of Burlington, Nancy Pierceall and husband Dave of Glendon, Carol Caggiano and husband John of West End; grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Meyers, Kyle Dilling, Abby Konizar, Jami Kile; great grandchildren, Eli and Ethan Meyers and Noah Kile.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Community Home Care Hospice 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home assisted the family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com.

ORRELL MOODY CLARK

Orrell Moody Clark, 88, of Sun City Center,FL, formerly of Wheaton, IL, Middletown, NJ and Siler City,NC, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Lee and Lucy Baldwin Moody. She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Carl H. Clark of Sun City Center; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Gregory Smith of Berkeley Heights, NJ, Nancy and Ted Veazey of East Greenwich, RI; four grandchildren, Carl and Claire Smith, Scott and Barrett Veazey; sister, Marsha and husband, Wiley F. Mitchell of Virginia Beach, VA; brother, Jack Moody and wife Mary Helen of Siler City. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Orrell was born inNorth Carolinain 1925. She graduated from UniversityofNorth CarolinaatGreensboroat age 20. In 1946, she married Carl Clark and they spent 68 wonderful years together. Orrell and Carl enjoyed traveling internationally and were dedicated grandparents, bridge players, and active members in the United Community Church, where Orrell led Women’s Fellowship for several years.

A memorial service will be held for Orrell on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the United CommunityChurch,Sun CityCenter, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Orrell’s name to the United Community Church,1501 La Jolla Avenue,Sun City Center,FL 33573, to Life Path Hospice,12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, or to Moffitt Cancer Center,12902 Magnolia Drive,Tampa,FL33612.

 

RHEUMEL THRAILKILL MARKHAM

Rheumel Thrailkill Markham (born July 1, 1920) peacefully passed away on April 15, 2014.  A graveside service was held atPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurchon April 18, 2014.

Rheumel was the daughter of L. Frank and Berta Horton Thrailkill and was a lifelong resident ofChathamCounty, having lived on a farm in the Seaforth community before moving to Pittsboro.  She was preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and husband, William Commie (Billy) Markham, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joette Markham and Jack McDaniel, and her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Ruth Markham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC  27607-6372    (www.hospiceofwake.

org) or the American Heart Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC  27560 (www.heart.org).

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

 BESSIE ELIZABETH BROWN MIZELL

Mrs. Bessie Mizell, 91, a resident of FearringtonVillage, Pittsboro, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Duke Hock Pavilion Hospice in Durham.

She was born inTyrrell County, NC. Mrs. Mizell graduated from Tyrrell County Training High School in 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard in 1998.  Mrs. Mizell relocated to Fearrington Village in 2005 due to failing health, to live with her daughter Marva Laverne Price and family.

Mrs. Mizell was a School Food Service Child Nutrition Director at Tyrrell County Elementary School for 26 years until she retired in 1984. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of Tyrrell County families. She founded and grew the Church Road Emergency Food Closet in 1986 to make groceries available to individuals and families, and was honored with the Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award by Governors Martin and Hunt.  Mrs. Mizell was tireless in serving her community; over her lifetime she was involved in dozens of programs for the benefit of the residents, and was a delegate to the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Mrs. Mizell was a member ofChapel HillBaptistChurchinColumbia,North Carolina where she actively served for over 40 years on the usher board, church choir, and other organizations. Also, she was active in the Order of the Eastern Star where she served in leadership as Worthy Matron. Mrs. Mizell was an avid writer; she loved writing poetry and wrote about the memories of her youth in an unpublished autobiography entitled “Thanks for the Memories.”

Mrs. Mizell is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law: Dr. Marva Laverne and Lawrence “Eddie” Price of Pittsboro; two brothers, Dr. George Walter Brown of Norfolk, VA and Robert Brown of Newark, NJ; one sister, Dr. Christina Brown of Chapel Hill; two granddaughters, Dr. LeShawndra Price (Edgar Freeman) of Gaithersburg, MD; and Lebbonee Price Kittredge (Tad Kittredge) of Chapel Hill. She also is survived by one great-grandson Jonah Kittredge of Chapel Hill and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Mizell’s honor to the Church Road Emergency Food Pantry which she founded to provide emergency food to families in need in TyrrellCounty. Address: Church Road Emergency Food Pantry in honor of Mrs. Bessie Mizell, Vantage South Bank, c/o Sharon Diggins, Bank Manager,
204 Scuppernong Drive,Columbia,NC 27925.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service,396 West St.,Pittsboro,NC27312. Funeral services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 atChapel HillBaptistChurchinColumbia,North Carolina.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

LINDA JO BUCKNER GOINS

Linda Jo Buckner Goins, 67, of Ingle Street, Siler City died Monday, April 28, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Goins was born in Randolph County March 4, 1947, the daughter of Marie (Johnson) Thomas. She was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and had worked as an LPN at Sun Bridge Health and Rehabilitation. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Thomas; foster parents, Charlie and Ollie Buckner; brothers, Ronald Lee, Ricky and Randy Thomas.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, James M. Goins; step-son, Eric Husketh of Hillsborough; brothers, Barry, Scott and Steve Thomas of Broadway; and step-grandson, Ayden Haley.

The family received friends Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Val Chadwick and Rev. Rodney Hellard officiating.

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

April 24, 2014
LEONA McINTYRE STONE

Leona McIntyre Stone, 86, of Staley, died Wednesday, (04-16-2014) at her residence.
The funeral was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, SilerCity.

Mrs. Stone was born in Cumberland County on May 11, 1927, the daughter of Haywood S. and Sallie (Smith) McIntyre. She was a member of Moon’sChapelBaptistChurchand had worked as a waitress at Teague’s Café. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stone; her parents; granddaughter, Westa Boling; sister, Doris McIntyre and brother, Samuel McIntyre.

Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Boling Wilson of Staley; son, Dwight Julian Boling ofBurlington; sisters, Peggy McIntyre, Mary Lou Jackson, Judy McIntyre; brother, Frankie McIntyre, all of Fayetteville; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice,1111 Huffman Mill Road,Burlington,NC27215.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CAROL SUSAN ATKINS DICKENS

Carol Susan Atkins Dickens, 65, of Sanford died Sunday, (04-20-2014).

No services are scheduled.

Mrs. Dickens was born in Moore County on June 20, 1948.  She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Atkins.

Surviving relatives include her mother ,Pauline McDonald Atkins of Sanford; and a sister Judy Vila of Cameron.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MRS. CARRIE LOUISE MOORE MANESS

Mrs. Carrie Louise Moore Maness 87, of Seagrove, died Sunday, (04-20-2014) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (04-23-2014) at 2 p.m. at New Center Christian Church with Rev. Jonathan B. Burris and Rev. Jimmy Shirlen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Maness was a Moore County native and a sewer in the textiles industry. Louise retired from Mid-State Plastics. She was a member of New Center Christian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, and a Girl Scout leader. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rancie L. and Nora Scott Moore,  brothers, Howard Moore, Paul O’Neil Moore and a grandson, Shannon Garner.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Beauford Odell Maness of the home; daughters, Lola E. Maness, Teresa C. Maness, Devonna Atkins, all of Seagrove; son Bruce L. Maness of Seagrove; brothers, Rancie Lee Moore Jr. of Asheboro, Roy Moore, Marvin Moore, both of Robbins, Dee Moore of Seagrove; sisters, Valleen Maness, Betty Garner, Wilma Davis, all of Seagrove;  step-brother, Douglas Williams of Robbins. Four grandchildren and eight.  great-grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

Memorials may be directed to Randolph Hospice House,416 Vision Drive,Asheboro, NC 27204 in Memory of Louise Moore Maness.

BEAU PATRICK HARVEY

Mr. Beau Patrick Harvey, 43, passed away Friday, (04-18-2014) at his home in Pittsboro.

He was born in Orleans Parish, LA, to Thomas Harvey, III, and Irene Daigle. He was a Biomedical Technician with Carolina Dialysis of Carbarro.

In addition to his parents, Beau is survived by his wife, Lisa Bocklud Harvey;  sons, Adam and Beau; brothers, Brett Harvey, Tommy Harvey. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bart Harvey.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, (04-26-2014) at Mothe Funeral Home,Marrero,LA.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

RHEUMEL THRAILKILL MARKHAM

Rheumel Thrailkill Markham, passed away on Tuesday, (04-15-2014).

A graveside service was held at Pittsboro United Methodist Church on Friday, (04-18-2014)

Rheumel, born July 1, 1920, was the daughter of L. Frank and Berta Horton Thrailkill. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Commie (Billy) Markham, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter Joette Markham McDaniel, and her son, Jeff Markham.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC  27607-6372(www.hospiceofwake. org) or the American Heart Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC  27560 (www.heart.org).

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” 

JERRY WILSON MILLER

Jerry Wilson Miller, 62 of Sanford died Tuesday, (04-15-2014), at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A graveside service was held Friday, (04-18-2014) at Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, at 1 p.m. with Dr. Gary McCollough presiding.

Mr. Miller was born May 16, 1951 inLeeCounty, to the late Johnnie Willie Miller and Callie Benton Miller. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wiley Bruce Miller.

Surviving relatives include a daughter Lisa Marie Crabtree of Sanford; brothers, Stephen Miller, Mike Miller, both of Sanford; sisters, Billie Hunter of Sanford, Norma Miller of Moncure; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ADAM WILSON HOLDER

Adam Wilson Holder, 39, of Sanford, died Sunday, (04-06-2014) in Winston-Salem.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (04-24-2014) at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Donald Kivett presiding.

He was born inLeeCounty, on August 30, 1974 to Stella Louise Holder and the late Wilson Thelbert Holder ofSanford.

He is survived by his mother, Stella Louise Holder; son, Dillon Adam Holder, both of Sanford; brothers, Michael Darren Barnes ofSanford; Grant Barrett Holder of Liberty; and sister, Rania Doreen Holder of Sanford.

The family received friends Wednesday, (04-23-2014) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m..

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MAMIE LOIS DUNN PARKER

Mamie Lois Dunn Parker, 86, of Moncure, died Sunday (04-20-2014) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (04-23-2014) at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway with Rev. Garland Smith and Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating. Burial followed in the Broadway Town Cemetery

Mrs. Parker was born July 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Clarence Monroe Dunn and Vida Mae Barbour Dunn. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Randal Parker, Sr.

Survivors include daughters, Shirley P. Hartogensis of Bethesda, MD, Sylvia Fowler of Pittsboro, Betty Sue Mason of Ocilla, GA, Dorothy Holmes of Dunn, Cathy P. Patterson of Raeford, Patti Lou Parker of Sanford; sons, James Randal Parker, Jr. of Dunn, William Robert Parker of Randleman; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at: www.smithfuneralhome broadway.com.

    TERRY LANE PARKS

Terry Lane Parks, 70, of West Third Street, Siler City died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Parks was born in Chatham County on August 18, 1943, the son of Clarence Edward and Nancy (Sturdivant) Parks. He was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. Terry had been employed by Golding Transport and was a veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary (Robinson) Parks; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Green and husband Eddie of Mebane, Christie Michelle Klink and husband John of Hot Springs, VA; one brother, Robert “Bobby” Edward Parks o fSiler City; grandchildren, Chelsea Wicker, Austin Wicker, Grayson Green, Garrett Klink and Carson Klink.

The family  received friends Friday, April 18, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Moon’sChapelBaptistChurch.

The funeral followed Friday at 3 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Faw and Rev. John Klink officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344or Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church Land Fund,  175 Moon’sChapel Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

LESTER ALLEN GAINES, SR.

Mr. Lester Allen Gaines, Sr., 78, of Angier went home to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.

A 3 p.m. graveside service was held on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bear Creek, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents, Iley and Ollie Gaines, son, Timmy Craig Gaines, and a brother,  Ray Phillips.

Mr. Gaines was aChathamCountynative, and a self-employed carpenter. He loved to fish with his grandchildren, and watch old westerns on TV. He also enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel Music, especially the old hymns and bluegrass music. Most of all, Mr. Gaines loved the Lord, reading his Bible, and his family. He will be missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye Godwin Gaines of the home; daughters, Diane G. Ingram and husband Mike of Asheboro, Denise G. Young and husband Mitch of Willow Springs; son, Buster Gaines and wife Kay of Bear Creek;  sister; Louise Gilchrist and husband Charlie of Bear Creek;   four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Community Home Care and Hospice at 400 East H. Street, Erwin, NC28339. Condolences may be made online at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Arrangements are by Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett.

April 17, 2014
WANDA JONES BRAY

Wanda Jones Bray, 62, of Bear Creek died Saturday, (04-12-2014) at Duke University Medical Center,Durham.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (04-15-2014) at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Walker and Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bray was born December 12, 1951, the daughter of Samuel “Reid” and Elsie Brafford Jones.  She  was a native of ChathamC ounty, and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Wanda was a Family Nurse Practitioner, she taught nursing at Sandhills Community College,Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro and Winston Salem State University. She worked with Chatham Medical Specialist in Siler City, Park View In Home Care in Sanford, The Family Doc in Sanford, Minute Clinic and with Onsite Care of Rocky Mount. She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Craig Bray of the home; daughter, Ashleigh Lemons of Bear Creek; mother, Elsie Brafford Jones of SilerCity; brother, Sam Jones of Asheboro; and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

MOZELLE BROWER STOUT

Mozelle Brower Stout, 100, of Mooresville, died Thursday, (04-10-2014).

Funeral services were held Sunday, (04-13-2014) at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Asheboro with Rev. Mark Hall officiating. Burial followed at Parks Cross Roads Christian Church, Ramseur.

Mrs. Stout was born October 22, 1913, the daughter of George Washington Brower and Emma York Brower. A native of Randolph County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Asheboro and the Randolph County chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade T. Stout.

Survivors include a son, Timothy W. Stout of Mooresville; brothers, Bill Brower of Ramseur, Jim Brower ofSilerCity; and one grandson.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,133 North Church Street,Asheboro, NC27203.

Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GEORGE CONNER LANGLEY

George Conner Langley, 74, of Liberty died Wednesday, (04-09-2014) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service was held Sunday, (04-13-2014) at 3 p.m.  at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

Mr. Langley was born in RandolphCountyon April 26, 1939, the son of Floyd Lee and Carrie (Connor) Langley. He had worked for Stout Furniture.
He is survived by one son, George Lee Langley ofSilerCity; daughters, Alice Sue Cope of Ramseur, Carol Ann Langley of Greensboro, Kathy Lou Aguilar ofLiberty; sister, Bertha Faye Whitt ofCedar Falls; and seven grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

ELDRIDGE PRESTON “E P” McLEOD

Eldridge Preston “E P” McLeod, 76 of Goldston died Wednesday, (04-09-2014) at his home.

The funeral was held Saturday, (04-12-2014) at 11 a.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Dr. Larry Martin. Burial followed atMt.PleasantChurchCemetery.

Mr. McLeod was born in Harnett County, on April 13, 1937, to the late W E McLeod and Minnie Moore McLeod.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Irma Lee McCoy McLeod.  Mr. McLeod was a retired self-employed roofer.

Surviving relatives include sons, Donnie McLeod of Goldston, Junior McLeod and Bobby McLeod, both of Sanford, Jack McLeod of Cameron, Chuck McLeod of Broadway; and a daughter, Fay Munoz of Sanford; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

WILLIAM JACK “BILL” EIDSON

Mr. William Jack “Bill” Eidson 76, formerly of Bennett, passed away Tuesday, (04-07-2014) at the home of his son inLiberty.

Graveside services were held Thursday, (04-10-2014) at 2 p.m. at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.
Mr. Eidson was born inIredellCounty, was a truck driver most of his life, and a member of Love Valley Presbyterian Church. He was the son of the late Robert and Mamie Horton Eidson, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia C. Eidson.

Survivors include his son, William “Jeff” Eidson ofLiberty;  daughter,  Julie Whitehill of Robbins; four grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

PATRICIA GRACE BAKER-WOOTEN

Patricia Grace Baker-Wooten, 36, of Broadway, died Wednesday, (04-09-2014), at her home.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (04-15-2014) at  3  p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Parson presiding.  Burial followed in theChurchCemetery.

Mrs. Baker-Wooten was born in Lee County on May 1, 1977.  She worked as a certified medical assistant.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Christopher Wooten of the home; daughters, Britani Jones, Breanna Jones, Carla Baker, all of Broadway; her parents, James Felton Baker, Jr. of Sanford and her mother, Velma Grace Bullard Castro and step-father David Castro of Tramway; brother, James Baker of TX; a step-son, Corey Wooten of Greensboro; step-daughter, Courtney Clack of Sanford; step-brother, David Castro of FL; step-sister, Deanna Castro of Guam; and three step- grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LINCOLN LEE

Mr. Lincoln Lee, formerly of Moncure,  passed away inWashington,DC.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (04-17-2014) at Bryant Cemetery in Moncure.

DOROTHY MARIE HOWARD

Dorothy Marie Howard, age 68, of Sanford died Monday, (04-14-2014) at her home.

Mrs. Howard was born December 10, 1945 inTaylorsville, to the late Thomas Howard Icmiley Sisk Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dockery Randall Hinesley.

Surviving relatives include a brother, Jerry Howard of Rock Hill; daughters, Laneen Locklear, Angie Jessup, Sherry Jessup, all of Vass, Pam Rogers of Pleasant Garden; sons, Brian Hinesley of Sanford, Richard Hinesley of Vass; eight grandchildren, and five great-grand children.

The family will hold a private service and receive friends at respective houses.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Homecare and Hospice,1836 Doctors DriveSanford,NC27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

 MURPHY EUGENE “Bud” HOLDER

Bud Holder, 88, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh.

A native of Harnett County, Bud was born April 3, 1926 to the late Atlas Eugene Holder and Whittie Suggs Holder. He graduated fromBellsHigh Schoolin 1944 and attendedLouisburgCollegeandDukeUniversity. He was a member of Ebenezer UMC and Pittsboro UMC.

Bud met Nellie McCormick while managing the old Chatham Movie Theater in Pittsboro.  Married in 1954, their love spanned 56 years before her passing on April 13, 2010.

In the early days, Bud was a farmer who also built and owned Seaforth Lake, which is now part of Jordan Lake. Later in life, he became a successful realtor.  He was an avid pilot and used his single engine Cessna airplane a great deal with his real estate business. Bud loved fishing inOcracoke,NCandPort St.Lucie,FL, where he and Nellie had vacation homes. Two of his recent highlights were being able to fly toFloridato visit his sister and visit RDU airport to watch planes come and go. Bud loved to laugh and always had a good joke to tell. In addition to his wife and parents, Bud is preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Holder and his sister, Dorothy “Dot” Toothman.

He is survived by his son, Gene Holder ofArchdale,NC; his two daughters, Gaynelle Knight (Vance) ofRaleigh,NCand Sharon Shehdan (Lin) ofRaleigh; his two grandchildren, Ian Holder ofSeward,AK,  Meredith Shehdan ofRaleigh; and his brother-in-law, Hank Toothman of Jupiter, FL.

A graveside service for Mr. Holder was held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Hanks Chapel UCC cemetery. A light reception and family visitation followed at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service,396 West St..,Pittsboro,NCafter the service.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be sent to the Harold Boone Memorial Scouting Fund, Inc. in care of Thomas J. George,147 Acorn Lane,Pittsboro,NC 27312in support of local Scout Troop 93.

Online condolences may be viewed at www.hallwynne. com, select  “Obituaries & Guestbooks”, then “Current Services”.

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

April 10, 2014
BONNIE LEE JACKSON

Bonnie Lee Jackson, 82 of Cameron died Wednesday, (04-02-2014), at his home.

The funeral was held at Calvary Missionary Methodist Church on Friday, (04-04-2014, at  3 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Norris and Pastor Jonathan Newton officiating.  Burial followed in theChurchCemetery.

Mr. Jackson was born inLeeCounty, on May 8, 1931, to the late Barney Earl Jackson and Annie Jane Holder.  He worked as a finish carpenter, and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Lee Jackson; sisters, Margaret Osterhout, Earleen Black; and a brother, John Jackson.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Patricia Ann Shorb of Broadway, Alicia Louise Brewer of Cameron; son, John Allen Jackson of Cameron; nine grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

EVA MAE WHITAKER YARBOROUGH

Eva Mae Whitaker Yarborough, 86 of Sanford died Wednesday, (04-02-2014), at Rex Health Care in Raleigh.

The funeral was held at Edgewood Presbyterian Church on Friday, (04-04-2014), at 2 p.m. with Dr. William C. Hayes, Rev. David Yarborough and Rev. Terry Pleasant officiating.  Burial followed in the Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Yarborough was born in Lee County on May 26, 1927, to the late C. C. Whitaker and Minnie Cook Whitaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, C. V. Yarborough; a sister, Mabel Elliott; brothers , Sam Whitaker, Arthur Whitaker and a great grandchild, Hayden Spivey.  Mrs. Yarborough was a member at Edgewood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving relatives include sons, Ronnie V. Yarborough, Ricky L. Yarborough, and a daughter, Susan Y. Stone, all ofSanford; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

STEPHEN LAWRENCE BOWLING

Stephen Lawrence Bowling, 52, of Sanford died Wednesday, (02-02-2014), at his home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, (04-05-2014), at 12 noon, at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Cal Sayles and Rev. Gilbert McDowell.

Mr. Bowling was born in Lee County, on October 3, 1961, to the late Edward Samuel Bowling and Fannabelle Habinck Bowling.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Tara Jacqueline Bowling ofSanford; sons, Stephen Ronald Bowling ofSanford, Chase Kenneth Bowling of the home; wife, Beverly Bowling ofSanford; sister, Ramona Bowling ofSanford; brothers, Edward Bowling, Jr, Terrence Lee Bowling and Gregory Wayne Bowling of the home.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hubert and Edna Thomas Mission Fund,JonesboroHeights.BaptistChurch,316 West Main Street,Sanford,NC27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CYNTHIA WHITE BUCHANAN

Cynthia White Buchanan, 74, of Sanford, died Sunday, (04-06-2014) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (04-10-2014), at 3 p.m. at Jonesboro Cemetery with Rev. Gilbert McDowell presiding.

Mrs. Buchanan was born inLeeCounty, on November 6, 1939, to Lillian Bullock White and the late Jessie White.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jessie Joseph White.  Mrs. Buchanan was retired co-owner of Jonesboro Dry Cleaners and a  member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Richard Scott Buchanan, Sr; sons, Richard Scott Buchanan, Jr., Jeffrey Joseph Buchanan, both of Sanford; daughter, Cynthia Buchanan Cole of Sanford; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEBRA SUE MOORE EVANS

  Debra Sue Moore Evans, 59, of Sanford, died Saturday, (04-05-14) at Central Carolina Hospital.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date in.

She was born inMontgomery County,AL, on January 15, 1955, to the late James Moore and Peggy Clark Moore.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband, Doug Evans; a grandson Robert Young and a brother Crayson Moore.  Mrs. Evans worked as a CNA-2 forCentralCarolinaHospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Christina Murchison ofSanford; brothers, Don Moore ofBurlington, Eddie Moore of Mebane; sisters, Ann Britt, Diane Engel, both ofBurlington, Patty Carver of Prospect Hill, Nancy Jane, Jody Starling, Theresa Burnette, all ofBurlingtonand Brenda Alio ofColumbia,Maryland; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorial contribution may be made to, Funeral Fund for Debra Sue Evans, % Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home,600 West Main Street,Sanford,NC 27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DALLAS JUNIOR “BUCK” MOFIELD

Mr. Dallas Junior “Buck” Mofield 73, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, (04-04-2014) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held Monday, (04-07-2014) at 2 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church with Rev. Jeff Karnes and Rev. Larry Bullard officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at the church cemetery.

Mr. Mofield was aMooreCountynative and was an Army Veteran. He was a retired supervisor from Doxey Furniture and had also worked at Hal Enterprises. He was preceded in death by his son, Travis Wayne Mofield, his parents,  Dallas and Bertha Mofield, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Moore Mofield of the home; sons, Michael Mofield of Riverview,FL, Keith Mofield of the home; daughter, Lisa Gwynn of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren and four  great-grandchildren; sister,  Ann Rogers of Ellerbe.

Memorials may be directed to: Ladies Helping Hands, c/o Helen Allred, 1864 Spies Road, Robbins, NC27325.   Make online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

ULESS EDWARD

“JIMMY” GORDON

Mr. Uless Edward “Jimmy” Gordon ,73, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, (04-02-2014) at his home.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, (04-05-2014) at 2 p.m. at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Gordon officiating.

Mr. Gordon was born in SurryCounty, the son of the late Ulyess G. and Lula Gordon. He retired from Klopman Mills,  and  attended Red Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy, great-grandson, Axel David Lee, sister, Lala, and brother- Ray.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Mae Gordon of the home; sons, Timothy Gordon of Bear Creek, Joey Gordon of the home, Mark Gordon of Bear Creek; daughters, Lynne Nall of Calabash, Rita Ellis of Bynum; sisters, Lena Gordon, Nancy Morgan, both of Bear Creek; brothers, Rodger Gordon, Monroe Gordon, Willie Gordon, all of Bear Creek, Roy Gordon of Siler City. 15 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Offer online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC 27208 to help with funeral expenses. 

BEULAH NEWBY BREWER

Beulah Newby Brewer, 80, of Siler City died Wednesday, (04-02-2014) at her home.

Funeral services were held Monday (04-07-2014) at Holy Trinity United Holy Church at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Brewer was a native of ChathamCountyand a graduate of Chatham County Training School. She was a member ofHoly Trinity United Holy Church where she was a member of the Mother’s Board and the senior choir. She was also retired from Boling Chair Company.

Survivors include sons, Clarence Renard Brewer ofFort Walton Beach,FL, Frank E. Brewer of the home; daughter, Jacalyn Goldston of Siler City; sister, Maggie Baines of SilerCity; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

RICKY DEAN GAINES

Ricky Dean Gaines, 64, of NC Hwy 42, Goldston, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Gaines was born in Lee County on May 3, 1949, the son of Robert C. and Gertie Lee Gaines.  He was a self employed carpenter and farmer.  He enjoyed time spent with his family, playing cards, horseshoes and corn hole toss.   Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Gilliland.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda (Talley) Gaines; two daughters, Angie Gaines Kay, Allison McNeil;   one son, Robbie Gaines and wife Daisha; sister, Brenda G. Beal;  brother, Roger (Bow) Gaines and wife Peggie all of Goldston; six grandchildren, one great-grandson and two step-grandchildren.

The family received friends Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home,  and other times at the home of the daughter, Allison McNeill.

The funeral was held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. atRedHillMissionaryBaptistChurch, 2981 Hwy 42, Goldston with Rev. Phillip Nelson officiating.  Burial followed inGainesGroveCemetery.

Memorials may be made toGainesGroveFamilyCemetery, c/o Steve Gaines,135 Oren Gaines Road,Goldston,NC27252.

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

LOUISE BROOKS WOOD

   Louise  “Sis” Brooks Wood, 81, of  Country Club Drive, Siler City died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, Pinehurst.

Mrs. Wood was born in Chatham County on August 12, 1932, the daughter of Louise Cunningham and Frank Gibbons Brooks, Sr.  After graduating fromSullinsCollegeinBristol,Virginia, she returned toSilerCity, married her high school sweetheart, and established lovely homes where her culinary skills and hospitality expertise soon became apparent to all.  She entertained with flair and was acknowledged as a hostess of considerable talent.

She was devoted to her family, active in various activities of the community, and dedicated to theFirstMethodistChurch, where she faithfully attended for decades and was a choir member. She found great pleasure in golfing occasions, as golf has always been a family passion. Generations of her family delighted her as they pursued and excelled at the game of golf.

She was a gracious Southern lady, generous of spirit and kind in heart.  Many also admired her for the tenacity and courage she exhibited while battling cancer on six occurrences.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry B. Wood, Jr.; an infant son, Andy B. Wood; her parents; and brothers, Jim andYankBrooks.

She is survived by one daughter: Frankie W. Tate and husband, Alan; two sons: Jerry B. (Twig) Wood, III and wife, Betty, Craig B. Wood and wife, Margaret all of Siler City, NC; grandchildren, Jerry B. Wood, IV, Stephen F. Wood, Craig B. Wood, II, Ashley A. Wood; Lindsay A. Tate and Austin K. Tate.

The family received friends Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church,1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City,NC.  The funeral was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. atFirstUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Joe Casteel officiating.  Burial followed inOakwoodCemetery,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made to First United MethodistChurch,P O Box 212,Siler City,NC27344or West Chatham Relay For Life, Ann McDaniel,PO Box 526,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.     Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

LOUIS BENSON MITCHELL

Louis Benson Mitchell, 88, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his home, following several years of declining health. He was surrounded by his family.

Benson was born in Chatham County,NC,  the son of the late Earlie and Arzona Mitchell. A combat veteran of WWII, he was most proud of his service in the US Army. He was a Combat Infantryman who was assigned as a Heavy Machine Gunner during the liberation of the Philippines and the occupation of Japan.

Benson retired from Cooper-Harris Ford in Pittsboro many years ago.   While in retirement, he enjoyed working in his woodshop, fishing at the coast, gardening or spending time with his family.  He loved music and playing his harmonica. He also loved everything related to nature, especially birds.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Jenny Pierce and two brothers, Caley Mitchell and Laddie Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Beal Mitchell, of the home, and children Linda Jones (Bill), Pamela Shuping (Bill), Kaye Mitchell-May (Norman May), Midge Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell (Marty), eight grandchildren (Melanie Chew, Elizabeth Rice, Megan Suttles, Christina Jones, Katie Jarvis, Kyle Mitchell, Erin May and Andrew Shuping), and three great grandchildren (Camille Chew, Eli Rice and Isaac Rice).  He is also survived by two brothers, Earlie Mitchell and Homer Mitchell.

The family received friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.  A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. atGumSpringsBaptistChurchinMoncure,NC, with the Rev. Jackie Franks officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Guests were invited to join the family for a reception in the church fellowship hall immediately following the graveside service.

His family and friends will miss his genuine and thoughtful qualities.

Online condolences may be viewed at: www.hallwynne. com, select the “Obituaries & Guestbooks”, then “Current Services”.

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

KATHERINE (KAY) SANSON SMITH

   Katherine (Kay) Sanson Smith of Gulf Breeze, FL died at the age of 91 on April 6, 2014.  Kay was the wife of the late Billy Cevus Smith, attorney, ofPittsboro,North Carolina.  Born in Atoka, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of David Alexander Sanson and Bertha Jorndt Sanson.  After her father died, her mother married Harry John Reynolds.

Kay moved to Gulf Breeze,Florida in 2004 to live with her son, Don, and his wife, Karen.  Although in her later years, she attended Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze, she retained her membership in the Pittsboro United Methodist Church.

Kay attended college inSan Diego,Californiaand worked as an office manager for her husband and for McNeill and Roberts Building Supply in Pittsboro for many years.  She was an active member of her church.  A member of a U.S. Coast Guard family while growing up, she was the first woman to join the Coast Guard from theMobile,Alabamaarea during WWII.  She served as a switch board operator, attaining the rank of petty officer during the war.

Surviving are her children, Don Smith and his wife, Karen, of Gulf Breeze, Florida;  Joanne Ryan and her husband, Dan, of Jupiter, Florida; her nephew Andrew Branch, who lived with the family throughout high school and college; her sister Joan Wolfe of Charlotte, North Carolina; her sister Barbara Clark of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Henry Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; Chad Ryan of Tallahassee, Florida; Cameron Ryan of Denver, Colorado; and Chris Ryan of Los Angeles, California; and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Hendricks, Margie Devinney, and Shirley Sanson.

Kay will best be remembered as a very compassionate, nurturing person.  She cared for those who were sick, unhappy, or just needed help.  She was a wonderful mother and a very good friend.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday April 11, 2014 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro.  A funeral will be held at  11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at thePittsboroUnitedMethodistChurchin Pittsboro.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Covenant Hospice,5041 North 12th Avenue,Pensacola, Fl.  32504.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com

April 3, 2014  
 RONALD S. (RONNIE) HENDERSON

Ronald S. (Ronnie) Henderson,  62, of Bear Creek, passed away at UNC Hospital on Sunday (03-23-14).

A memorial service has been planned by the family at the Southwest Community Center/American Legion Post #101, 6031 Old US Hwy 421 South, Bear Creek, on Saturday,  (04-05-2014) at 2 p.m.

WILLIAM “CONE” HILLIARD, JR.

Mr. William “Cone” Hilliard Jr., 78, of Staley passed away Wednesday, (03-26-2014) atSilerCityCenter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-29-2014) at 2 p.m. at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church where he was a member with Rev. Tom Currie officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hilliard was aChathamCountynative and had been a truck driver for 47 years.

Survivors include his wife of almost 58 years,  Shirley Burke Hilliard of the home;  daughters,  Amanda McMasters of Staley, “Sam” Prevatte of Siler City, Rachelle Tucker of Staley;  four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny Hilliard ofSilerCity, and Odell Hilliard of Bear Creek.

Offer online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

 

BERTA MAE BRADY McDANIEL

Ms. Berta Mae Brady McDaniel 80, formerly of Bennett,  passed away Saturday (03-29-2014) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, (04-01-2014) at 2 p.m. at BeulahBaptistChurchwhere she was a member with Dr. Neal Jackson and Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating. Burial followed at Mt.ZionUnitedMethodistChurch.
Ms. McDaniel was aRandolphCounty native and worked in the textiles industry and retired fromChathamHospital as an ER Clerk. She was the daughter of the late Erastus and Cratie Ritter Brady. She was also preceded in death by her husband,  Harold McDaniel, sisters, Artie Teeter, Bessie Brady, and brothers,  Lloyd, Bill, and Voyage Brady.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia “Pat” Clark of the home; son,  Michael Spoon ofAsheboro; brothers,  Jerry Brady of Bennett, Joe Mack Brady of Coleridge; and three grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

Memorials may be directed toMt.ZionUnitedMethodistChurch.

 

DOUG HARRIS, SR.

Doug Harris, Sr.,70, of Silk Hope died Friday, (03-28-2014).
The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday (03-31-2014) at Browns Chapel UMC, with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Carl Belcher officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Harris was a native ofChathamCounty. He was a self employed concrete worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. Harris and Mary Johnson Harris.

He is survived by a daughter, Paula Ray of Chapel Hill; son,  Gregg Harris, Jr. of Burlington,; sister: Linda Kester of Graham; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance,914 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC,27215.

 

ALICE FAYE DICKENS

Ms. Alice Faye Dickens, 63, of Broadway passed away Saturday, (03-29-2014) at Tara Plantation inCarthage.

She was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late William Winfield and Nellie Rose McCauley Dickens. She  was a real estate agent in Sanford and surrounding areas.

Funeral services were held at  12 p.m. Tuesday, (04-01-2014) atCoolSpringsUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Ramon Atkins and Rev. Tom Welborn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are sons, Don Batten of Bear Creek, Jonathan Batten ofSanford; and two granddaughters.

Make online condolences at: www.oppfh.com.

JOSIE B. WALDEN

Josie B. Walden, 88, of Siler City died Thursday (03-27-2014) at Westfield Nursing Center in Tramway.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Glovers United Church of Christ. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Walden was a native ofChathamCounty, a retired homemaker and a member of Glovers United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Dowdy ofCarthage; sisters, Clara Carver of New Carrolton, MD, Ruth Massey ofWashington,DC, Johnsie Spinks of Bennett; brother, Mordecai Brower ofMitchellville,MD; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild.

ELIZABETH “LIB” BRADY TERRY

Elizabeth”Lib” Brady Terry, 84, of SilerCity died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m.  at  The Barn, Woodlake Meadows, 3809 McLaurin Road,Bear Creek,NC 27207.

Memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central & Western NC, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC28281or online at www.wish.org.

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

 

PEGGY ELIZABETH JONES

Peggy Elizabeth Jones, 78, of West Third Street, Siler City died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her residence.

Ms. Jones was born in ChathamCountyon May 10, 1935, the daughter of Herbert R. and Irene (Wilson) Jones. She was a member of LovesCreekBaptistChurchand the Women’s # 1 Sunday School class. She enjoyed watching television, working cross word puzzles and word search. She loved her cats. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Louise Dorsett, Margaret Pike, Hazel Hough, Beatrice Burgess, Doris Gasque, Ruth Wilson; and brother, Herbert Jones, Jr.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. atLovesCreekBaptistChurch, with Rev. Alan Harrison officiating. The family received friends after the service at the church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made toLovesCreekBaptistChurch,1745 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC27344or Gideons International, Chatham County Camp,PO Box 895,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

OTIS FRED LASHLEY

Fred Lashley, 78,  passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family.

A native ofChathamCounty, Fred was born to the late Mike and Mabel Hester Lashley.  In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Ward Lashley.

Survivors include his daughters, Wanda Lucas and Connie McClamroch (Jim), both of Chapel Hill; his grandson, Sandy McClamroch; his sisters, Jeanette Edwards of Chapel Hill, Linda Williamson ofNorwood, and Doris Snipes of Pittsboro.

A funeral service for Mr. Lashley was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Orange Chapel UMC. The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in honor of Fred’s life to:  Orange Chapel UMC, 1634 Orange Chapel-Clover Garden Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27516 or for pancreatic cancer research, make checks payable to:  UNCLCCC/Fred Lashley and send to UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Campus, Box 7295, Chapel Hill, NC  27599.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. H.J. Kim and Dr. Lisa Hartman.

Online condolences may be viewed at: www.hallwyn ne.com, select the “Obituaries & Guestbooks”, then “Current Services”.

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

ROBERT JACKSON (JACK) WILKIE

Robert Jackson (Jack) Wilkie, 83, of3078 Roberts Chapel Road, Goldston, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Wilkie was born inChathamCountyon October 25, 1930, the son of General Jackson (Jim) Wilkie and Clara (Hancock) Wilkie. He was a graduate ofBonleeHigh school. Jack was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force and a long time member of the American Legion. He made his career in the textile industry, serving as Vice-President of Manufacturing for Whitin Roberts Company inSanford  for over 40 years.

Jack was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Besides a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was most proud of his public service to the educators, administrators, and children ofChathamCountyduring 34 years of service on the Chatham County Board of Education, including 32 consecutive years as Chairman. He also received the prestigious ORDER of the LONG LEAF PINE for outstanding citizenship.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Faye Wilkie, a son Jimmy Wilkie, a grandson Kenny Lester, and
one brother, Raymond Wilkie.

Survivors include his son, Robert Dean Wilkie and wife Phyllis of Liberty; daughter, Diane Wilkie Lester and husband Lynn of Goldston; one grandson, Brad Wilkie and wife Dana of Asheboro; one granddaughter, Lindy Lester of Chapel Hill; great-grand-daughter Peyton Wilkie; two great-grandsons Kenny Lester and Kobe Flynn; one sister, Carol Sloan and spouse Bobby of Goldston,  and brother Harry Dean Wilkie and spouse Lee of Cherry Grove, SC.

The family received friends Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

The funeral service was held Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m.  at Antioch Baptist Church,3835 Bonlee-Carbonton Road,Goldston,NC 27252 conducted by pastor Mike Garner and pastor Ken Harris.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or UNC Hospice,P O Box 1077,Pittsboro, NC27312.

Special thanks to caregivers Darien Russell, Carolyn Patterson, and Janet Wyatt.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUBY GLADYS SMITH ANDREW

Ruby Gladys Smith Andrew, 88, o fSiler City, died Monday, March 31, 2014.

She was predeceased by her husband, Van Clark Andrew; her father, Frank A. Smith, Sr.; her mother, Gladys Teague Smith; and an infant sister.

She was born July 15, 1925 in Silk Hope. She was the 1942 valedictorian of SilkHope School where she played basketball, a 1946 graduate of UNCG, and a member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She was an elementary school teacher at SilkHope School for a short period but spent most of her life as a homemaker, farm wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Donald Andrew of Walkertown, his wife, Cynthia, his sons, Craig (Penny) and Tim; daughter, Betty Andrew Marsh of Raleigh, her husband, Paul, their daughter, Molly; daughter, Beth Andrew Taylor of Carthage, her husband, Norwood, their daughters, Mary (Jonathan) and Janice; niece, Serena Smith of Franklinton and her husband, Russell Fristoe; niece, Amy Smith Olsen of Bonlee, her children, Andrew, Christina and Joshua; brother, Frank A. Smith, Jr. and his fiancée, Joanne; sister, Janette Smith Teague; sister-in-law, Ruby Willette Andrew; four great grandchildren; step grandchildren; and nephews and nieces in the Smith, Teague, Andrew and Fogleman families.

The family thanks the staff at Coventry House of Siler City for their dedication in caring for Ruby and for their many kindnesses to the family.

The funeral and burial will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344 with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home and at the church following the service until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Memorials may be made to Rocky RiverBaptistChurch.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344 is assisting the family.

Condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome. com.

 

JOSEPH STEVEN “STEVE” MOORE

  Joseph Steven Moore (Steve) passed away February 16, 2014, inWoodland Hills, California.

Steve was a native of Siler City, where he attended public schools and graduated from Jordan-MatthewsHigh School in 1967. He graduated fromWake Forest in 1971 with a B.A. in History and obtained a Masters degree in Counseling from Appalachian State University in 1976. Steve was a professional counselor, having founded Life Skills Counseling inLexington, where he worked from 1991-2003. He headed Steve Moore Counseling inWoodland Hills,California, from 2003 until the time of his death. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Lawrence Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Beth of Woodland Hills; two brothers, Donald L. Moore of Winston–Salem and George W. Moore ofAsheville.

LAURA BLAIR JOHNSON

Mrs. Laura Blair Johnson, 94, of Pittsboro, peacefully passed away in her home in the early morning of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, while surrounded by her family.

A native of ScotlandCounty, Laura was born July 25, 1919 in Laurinburg, NCto the late John Brantley Muse and Annie Laura Gilchrist.  She was a graduate of PeaceCollegeand UNC-Greensboro. After graduation, she taught 4th grade in Chatham County Public Schools.  Laura met and married Henry K. Blair, Sr. and became a homemaker. She was very active in thePittsboroUnitedMethodistChurch, the United Methodist Women, and the Pittsboro community for many years. She was a faithful servant of God.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her husbands, Henry K. Blair, Sr. and James M. Johnson; and her siblings, Maggie Hines Muse Reagan, Charlie Gilchrist Muse and John Brantley Muse, Jr.  She is survived by her children, Henry K. Blair, Jr. (Bengie), John W. Blair, and Laura Blair Spivey; her grandchildren, Laura Blair Butler, Henry K. Blair, III (Danielle), Laura Marie Spivey McSweeney (Barney), Travis L. Spivey, and Erin Spivey Librach (Dan);  five great-grand-children; along with many nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held at her home at366 W. Salisbury St., Pittsboro, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held atPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurch, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations honoring Laura’s life to Pittsboro UMC,71 West St.,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mrs. Johnson are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service Griffin Chapel of Pittsboro.

March 27, 2014
BOBBY GAYLE HUDSON

Mr. Bobby Gayle Hudson, 58, of Bear Creek, passed away Tuesday, (03-18-2014) in Hamlet.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, (03-21-2014) at 2 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hudson was aChatham County native and a mechanic most of his life. He worked the last few years at We Pump It Portables as a mechanic and truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gayle Hudson; brothers, Buddy Michael Hudson and Benny Thomas Hudson.

Mr. Hudson is survived by his son, Jonathan Hudson of Bear Creek; mother, Cleo Wicker Hudson of Bear Creek; brothers,  Billy Hudson of Ramseur and Barry Hudson of Bear Creek.

The family asks that memorials be made to Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

EVERETT LEWIS “Rabbit” HAYES

Everett Lewis “Rabbit” Hayes, 80, of Goldston died Thursday (03-20-2014) atDukeRegionalHospitalinDurham.

Funeral services were held Wednesday (03-26-2014) at 1 p.m. at St. Luke United Church of God, with Rev. Drury Underwood officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include daughters, Minister Sabrina McKendall of Sanford, Sherlene Brooks of Goldston, Evangelist Evette Fairley ofCharlotte; son, Everett Hayes of Mebane, Maurice Hayes ofSanford; twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

MARY PARKS LaRUE

Mary Parks LaRue, 99, ofSilerCitydied Sunday, (03-23-2014) atSilerCityCenter.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (03-26-2014) at 2 p.m. at Brookdale Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Jones officiating. Burial followed in ChathamMemorial Park.
Mrs. LaRue was born in Grayson County, Virginia on August 4, 1914, the daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Cummings) Parks. She was a member of Brookdale Baptist Church and retired from Robbins and Ghant. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lester LaRue, a daughter, Jessie McGlocklin, her parents and a brother, George Parks.
Survivors include daughters, Wilma Bowman and Janette Fagg, both of Siler City; sons, Sterling DeBoard of Virginia, Joe DeBoard of Siler City; sister, Virginia P. Buckholder of Fairfax, VA; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and twenty-four great-great grandchildren.
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

FRANK ERVIN MURDOCK

Mr. Frank Ervin Murdock of Bear Creek died Wednesday (03-19-2014) at Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday (03-22-2014) at 3 p.m. at Centennial AMEZion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

There were no immediate survivors. 

ISAIAH FRANKLIN PRICE

Mr. Isaiah Franklin Price of Siler City died Sunday (03-16-2014) at the Chatham Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday (03-21-2014) at 3 p.m. at Gee’s Grove AMEZion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Lois P. Butler, Lynette Price, Harold Price, Jimmy Price; brothers, Parker Price, Obie Price; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. 

DORCELIE JOHN CEASAR

Mr. Dorcelie John Ceasar of Siler City died Sunday (03-16-2014) at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.

A Mass was held on Wednesday (03-19-2014) at Knotts & Son Funeral Home. A formal Mass was held on Wednesday (03-26-2014) inOakdale,LAwith burial inOakdaleCemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Renay Ceasar and son, D. J. Ceasar.

 

MERILYN CARD SCOTT

Merilyn Card Scott 62, of Garner, formerly of Siler City, passed away Thursday, (03-20-2014).

A memorial service was held Sunday (03-23-2014) at The First Baptist Church, Garner.

She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Garner, where she was a member of the choir and participated  in many mission trips. She was owner and operator of Signature Design Florist, and was more recently employed with Wake County Sheriff‘s Department.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Raymond Anthony (Tony) Scott, formerly ofSilerCity; sons, Pat, Jonathan and Michael Scott; four grandchildren; and a sister, Kim Card.

In addition to her parents, Percy and Brownie Card, she was preceded in death by two infant children, Bobby and Melissa Scott.

       MAXINE O. KIDD

Maxine Overman Kidd, 94, (03-25-2014) at Woodland Hill Care & Rehabilitation inAsheboro.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, (03-27-2014), atBeulahBaptistChurchCemetery, Bennett. with  Rev. Wayne Dunn and Dr. Charles Fleshman officiating.

Mrs. Kidd was a native ofRandolphCounty, retired from Klopman Mills, and a member of First BaptistChurchofRamseur. She was preceded in death by husband, Kinie Kidd, son, Dr. Junior Kidd, parents, Shellie and Cora Wright Overman, four sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy K. Evans ofSilerCity; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, at Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ramseur,PO Box 544, Ramseur, NC 27316.

CLARA “BECKY” BURGESS

Clara “Becky” Burgess Rightsell, 77, of Ramseur, died Friday, (03-21-2014) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, (03-24-2014) atRehobethUnitedMethodistChurch, with Rev. Danielle Hammett officiating.

Becky was a native ofRandolphCounty, retired fromChathamHospitaland a member of theRehobethUnitedMethodistChurch. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Samuel and Tena Mae Brown Burgess, a sister, Nina Burgess and brother, James Burgess.

Survivors include a son, Rick Burgess of Ramseur and one grandson

Make online condolences at:   www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund,PO Box 212, Franklinville, NC 27248.

ELIZABETH  “Lib” BRADY TERRY

Elizabeth”Lib” Brady Terry, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, SilerCity died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Mrs. Terry was born inMooreCountyon September 18, 1929, the daughter of Carl and Loshia (Phillips) Brady. Lib was a member of Fair Promise United Methodis tChurch. She  retired from the North Carolina Department of Public Health after 30 years of service as a cosmetology inspector. Lib had a special way of making children smile and was always showering friends with special treats of pimento cheese, apples, peaches and ham. She was an excellent story teller, enjoyed gardening, traveling and going to the beach. She enjoyed reading daily newspapers, working cross word puzzles or word search. Lib was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lewis, Howard and Marcus Brady; sisters, Marguerite Brady and Ila Mae Brady Dorsett.

She is survived by her goddaughter, Dorlisa King Flur; numerous nieces, nephews and an extended family of friends.

A family memorial service with Rev. Allen Overton was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central & Western NC, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC28281or online at www.wish.org.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY KATHLEEN LANGLEY

STALEY – After a brief illness, Mary Kathleen Langley, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014 while at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. She was born May 11, 1921 inGreensboro,NCand was the daughter of the late Myrtle A. Murray Fields and Henry L. Fields, both ofChathamCounty.

Survivors include her children, Louise Dunlap of Staley and Linda and husband Carson Daves of Asheboro; grandson, John Dunlap of Staley; great-grandchildren, Morgan Dunlap and Brock Dunlap, both ofRandolphCounty.  Kathleen was preceded in her home-going by her beloved first husband John Odell Allred, her beloved second husband William Floyd Langley, and by her beloved granddaughter Laura Michelle Dunlap.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the administrative, medical and floor staff of bothRandolphHospitaland Universal Health Care for the kind, compassionate and excellent care that Kathleen received.  Words of thanks fail to convey their sincere gratitude.

A service to celebrate Kathleen’s life was held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, with Pastor Evon Pulliam officiating.  The family received friends in the Chapel immediately following the service.  Interment followed in theStaleyCemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Christians United Outreach Center, PO Box 784, Asheboro, NC27204.  Condolences may be offered online at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HEALY

Mr. Michael Christopher Healy, 75, of Pittsboro, died late Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Duke Hospice, The Hock Family Pavilion surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 9, 1938 inBronx,NY, Michael was a son of the late Thomas and Ellen Healy. He graduatedSt.FrancisCollegeinBrooklyn,NYwith a bachelor’s degree in business finance. He served our nation with honor as a National Guardsman during the tumultuous 1960’s. Michael worked 35 years for IBM in a variety of finance management positions.  On May 20, 1995, he and Katherine Scott Griffith were married atSt. CharlesBorromeoChurchinBrooklyn. Michael often volunteered his time preparing tax returns for the elderly and the poor.  He was a wonderful dad, a caring brother, a devoted husband, and a great friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed.

Mr. Healy is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Murphy of Eaton’s Neck, NY.

Survivors include his wife, Kitty, of the home; his daughters, Janet (Al) Celini of Newtown, PA, Jeanne (Vincent) Yannacci, of Marlboro, NJ,  Jackie (Paul) Mastropietro of Mahopac, NY, and Jennifer (Bob) Zmarzlak of Stamford, CT;  his nine grandchildren; and his brother, Monsignor Thomas Healy ofCorona,NY.

Services will be held in NY with the Edward D. Lynch Funeral Home,43-07 Queens Boulevard,Sunnyside,NY11104assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you would honor Michael with contributions to:  Ride For Life, Inc. (For ALS)StonyBrookUniversity, HSC LV2, Room 106,Stony Brook,NY 11794-8231

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne. com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Healy are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

 

TERRY CROWE-WHITE
July 15, 1948 –    March 19, 2014

  Terry Crowe-White passed away at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC, March 19, 2014 after a sudden and brief illness. Her daughters, sister and eldest grandson were at her bedside at her passing.

She was born in Charleroi, PA and attended Lordstown High School inLordstown, OH. She was an avid lover of animals, particularly horses and dogs.

A longtime breeder of Quarter Horses, she was a founding member of the Piedmont Horseman’s Association, an officer of the organization for several years, as well as the recipient of numerous year-end awards. She was a well-known competitor and winner in the equine show ring.

Terry was a dog show superintendent with MB-F Dog Shows for several years. Her father was an early supporter and founder of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Foundation and Terry continued that interest by also serving on the Foundation Board.
Most recently Terry bred AKC Champion Russell Terriers and produced a number of home-bred champions.

She enjoyed showing and mentoring new exhibitors of both dogs and horses. She was a supporter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation and was also active with the Pittsboro Historical Society.
She was an avid reader, loved history and music and was well-known for her quick-witted sense of humor.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lois Crowe ofGreensboro,NC. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine McAdoo ofGreensboro, and Shannon Westmoreland ofPleasantGarden; her grandchildren, Dakotah Moore, Jeffrey Moore, Michaela Moore and Micah Moore of Greensboro, and Piper Westmoreland and Wyatt Westmoreland ofPleasantGarden; her sister, Dorie Crowe ofGreensboro, and her niece, Brie Reeder of Greensboro.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a time and place to be determined at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Foundation’s General Fund (Raleigh,NC), to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (Raleigh,NC), or toHanksChapelChurchin Pittsboro.

The arrangements for Mrs. White are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

March 20, 2014
VIRGIL L. COLE

Virgil L. Cole  of Sanford died Thursday, (03-13-2014).

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

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HILDRA MAE FLUELLEN

Mrs. Hildra Mae Fluellen, 54, of Siler City, died Monday, (03-10-2014) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (03-15-2014) at Unity Powerhouse Holiness Church, Staley.

 

YARELIN NAYELI GRANADOS OCAMPO

Yarelin Nayeli Granados Ocampo, 4 months, of Siler City died Wednesday, (03-12-2014).

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, (03-15-2014) at Iglesia Pentecostal Rey de Gloria, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Maynor Maldonado officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Miss Ocampo was born in Chapel Hil lon October 26, 2013, the daughter of Enereno Ocampo  Survivors also include a brother,  Jacob; and sisters, Jennifer and Maritza.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

JOYCE ARNETTE HAGLER

Mrs. Joyce Arnette Hagler, 85, of Sanford, died Saturday, (03-15-2014),  at her home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, (03-22-2014), at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian with Rev. John Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service and at other times at the family home onCarson DriveinSanford.

Mrs. Hagler was born December 9, 1928 inLeeCountyto the late Dave and Alma Webster Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Pete Arnette and George Hagler, and sisters Dorothy Sutton and Ruby Scott. Joyce was a retired nurse and member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Lois Freeman of Sanford; sons, Ray Arnette, Johnny Arnette, both of Carolina Beach, Gerald Arnette of Sanford; five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC,27330or Jonesboro Presbyterian Church,2200 Woodland Avenue,Sanford,NC,27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

MARIE PEOPLES

Marie Peoples, 96, of Siler City died Saturday (03-15-2014) at her home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (03-22-2014) at 12 noon atHolyTrinityUnitedHolyChurchwith burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11:30 to 12 noon, prior to the service.

Mrs. Peoples was a native of Chatham County, a retired homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity United Holy Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Brooks.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Peoples of Siler City; sisters, Swannie Durant, Clara Brooks, both of Siler City; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

RUFUS A. BREWER, JR.

Rufus A. Brewer, Jr., 95, of Siler City died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at UNC Hospitals.

Mr. Brewer was born in Chatham County, December 24, 1918, the son of the late Rufus and Carrie (Craft) Brewer, Sr. He was an Army Veteran of WW II, a graduate of Mars Hill College, a member of Rocky River Baptist Church, a charter member of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club, leader of boy scouts and retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Harrington Brewer, sister, Mozelle B. Vinsant; brothers, James Warren Brewer, Harry T. Brewer and nephew, Don C. Brewer.

Survivors include a sister, Carrie B. Campen; nephews, James B. Brewer, Edgar D. Brewer, Harry D. Brewer; nieces, Elaine B. Horne, Candace B. Johnson, Sue A. Vinsant, Peggy V. Benson; five great nieces; five great nephews; six great-great nieces and two great-great nephews.

Visitation with the family was held in the sanctuary at Rocky River Baptist Church from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gregg Burriss officiating and military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund or the Bus Fund,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LENORA ALTHEA LITTLE

Pittsboro—Althea Little went to be with the Lord after succumbing to lung cancer at age 57, on Wednesday March 12, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Little; her four brothers, Phillip, Jerome, Conrad and Michael Little; as well as nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Her life was filled with love and her legacy shall continue.

A celebration of her life was held at 10 a.m.  Saturday, March 15, 2014 atKairosCommunityChurchinGreensboro,NC. Burial  followed atBynumUMCCemetery, Pittsboro.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Ms. Little were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

March 13, 2014
JIMMY LEWIS SESSOMS

Jimmy Lewis Sessoms, 75, of Sanford died Sunday, (03-09-2014), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, (03-12-2014), at 2 p.m. atSanfordFirstPentecostalChurchwith Pastor Greg Long officiating.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.

Mr. Sessoms was born September 7, 1938, inLeeCounty, to the late Ernest Sessoms and Allie Mae Causey Sessoms.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Faye Ulrich Sessoms; brother, Ronnie Sessoms and sister, Carla Jo Johnson.  He worked at General Electric in the Tool and Dye Department.  Mr. Sessoms was a veteran, having served his country in the US Navy.

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Sessoms England of Concord, Kathy Barfield of Blythewood,SC, Robyn Sessoms Corpus ofWilmington, Jamie L Sessoms ofWilmington; a brother, Tommy Sessoms ofSanford; sister, Mickey Spivey of Sanford; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

GLENN AUSTIN VANCE

Glenn Austin Vance, 85, of Siler City died Saturday, (03-08-2014).

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, (03-13-2014) at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel inLiberty; burial will follow atFairviewCemetery.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Loflin Funeral Home.

Glenn was born November 16, 1928 inLafayette,IN to the late Melvin and Mamie Vance. He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice H. Vance; his sons, Grant Vance and Otis Richardson; sisters Elsie Thompson, Margaret Mitchell, Carolyn Vance; brothers ,Paul Vance, Kenneth Vance, John Vance and Melvin Vance.

Survivors include his daughters Mindy Vance, Marcy Vance-Bredengerd, Missy Vance, Trudy Maynard; sons, Gregg Vance, Danny Richardson, Michael Richardson; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

JEANNETTE MARTINONI WEBER

Jeannette Martinoni Weber, 96, ofChapel Hilldied Tuesday (03-04-2014).

Arrangements by the Cremation Society NC in Raleigh.

AMANDA HARDY LEE

Amanda Hardy, 88, Lee of Middlesex died Friday, (02-28-2014).

Arrangements by the Cremation Society NC in Raleigh. 

ROBERT M. GILLILAND

Robert M. Gilliland, 95, of Rolesville, died Saturday (03-01-2014).

Arrangements by the Cremation Society NC in Raleigh.

MARY LOUISE CRABBE

Mary Louise Crabbe, 72 of Raleigh died Tuesday (02-25-2014).

Arrangements by the Cremation Society NC in Raleigh.

JEANNE C. MOHRMAN

Jeanne C. Mohrman, 96, ofChapel Hill, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society NC in Raleigh.

CLYDE DURANT PELL

Clyde Durant Pell, 89, of Sheffield Drive, Siler City died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Pell was born in Randolph County on December 4, 1924, the son of Durant and Effie (Macon) Pell. He was an Army Veteran of WW II.  He served in Patton’s 3rd Army in several battles including theBattleof the Bulge.  He was a regional salesman for Poulan Chain Saws.  After retirement, he worked part-time for Cross Creek Golf Club.  He enjoyed reading, golf, watching baseball or any other sporting events.Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, wife, twin sister and two brothers.

He is survived by one daughter, Terry P. Thomas and husband Billy of Siler City; one son, Jeff Pell ofAsheboro; granddaughters, Ginger Teague, Julie Thomas, Angie Ritter and six great-grand-children.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation,2115 Park Blvd.,San Diego,CA92101.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

FLORENCE CARTER ELLIS

Florence Carter Ellis of Pittsboro, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 3, 2014, with her family by her side.

Florencewas born inBynum,NCand graduated fromPittsboroHigh School. Prior to her retirement, Florencewas employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Her retirement years were spent gardening and caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children,  Pam Ellis, Pat Ellis, Amy Holdford and Angie Ellis; her four grandchildren, Brock Holdford, Ethan Holdford, Bryce Holdford and Travis Scott; and her two great-grandchildren, Aubree Holdford and Camden Holdford.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband Bill Ellis and her son William Ellis, Jr.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday March 8, 2014 at Bynum United Methodist Cemetery.  Pastor Gina Barrow officiated.  Friends and family were received at the home following the service.

The family was assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.

GLORIA (TAYLOR) DAVIS LEE

 Myrtle Beach,SC- Gloria (Taylor) Davis Lee died Saturday, March 8, 2014.

She was born March 14, 1935 inDillon,SC, the daughter of the late Joe and Metta Taylor. Gloria grew up inSiler City,NC, where she met and married her first husband, Herbert Lee Davis, who preceded her in death. Gloria graduated from East Carolina University and taught school for 35 years. She was a former member and president of Alpha Delta Kappa. She formed the first Jaycette organization in Siler City and was the first woman Social Chairman of the Siler City Country Club. She was also a charter member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class of theFirstBaptist ChurchinSilerCity. Gloria loved to cook and shared many recipes with friends.

Gloria and her husband, Sonny Lee settled inMyrtle Beach,SCin 1993. After moving toMyrtle Beach, they joined the Newcomers Club,Ocean View Baptist Church and the Love Sunday School Class, the Ocean Drive Shag Club and was the first recipient of the Al Cain Award.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Lee, Jr (Sonny) of Myrtle Beach, SC; one son, Branson Davis and wife Pearl of Winston Salem, NC; two grandchildren, Jessica and Tanner Davis, who were the light of her life; three stepsons, Robert Lee (Shannon), John Lee, and Eric Lee (Pam) and several step-grand-children.

She was predeceased by a brother Robert Taylor.

Memorials may be made to the Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship of the First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue,Siler City,NC27344 or Ocean View Baptist Church,7300 N. Kings Hwy.,Myrtle Beach,SC29572.

 

CLYDIE ANN CLAYTON LEWTER

Clydie Ann Clayton Lewter passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home in Apex..

Mrs. Lewter was born February 1, 1937 to Henry Cornelius Clayton and Allie Sue Wagner Clayton inPerson County,NC.  She was a loving wife, aunt and sister.  Mrs. Lewter was a member ofBell’sBaptistChurchin Apex; a dedicated care-giver; and, always the first to assist those who were sick.  She was a full-fledged character with a great sense of humor and loved to sing.  Mrs. Lewter worked at Kaiser Roth prior to working at theUniversityofNorth Carolina.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lewter was preceded in death by her husband, Genius Lewter and her brother, Henry Nathaniel Clayton.

She is survived by her sister, Alma Cash of Apex and her brother and sister-in-law, Kirby and Charlotte Adcock ofSalisbury.

A Celebration of Mrs. Lewter’s life was held at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro on Saturday, March 8 with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. and the service beginning at 3.  The Rev. Rick Washington officiated.   Burial followed atBellsBaptistChurchin Apex.

Online condolences may be viewed at: www.hallwynn

E.com, select the “Obituaries and Guestbooks, then “Current Services”.

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

LUCY PHILLIPS PUGH

Bennett — Lucy Phillips Pugh, 91, on Monday March 10, 2014 returned home to her Savior Jesus Christ, to a joyous reunion with her husband Willard, parents Ella and George Phillips, and her ten brothers and sisters. Lucy passed away in Bennett, with her children by her side, in her home in which she was born and raised and where she married Willard. Lucy’s only regret was that she was leaving her family and friends  whom she loved so much and wished to tell one last good-bye.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. atBennettBaptistChurchwith Rev. Robert Webb and John Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Lucy was a Chatham County native and was not only a member but also a granddaughter of the UDC. Lucy joined the Coast Guard during WW II, and was proud to serve her country. A country that she and Willard loved so much that they visited all 50 states, to which she always said that it’s a beautiful world we were blessed to live in. Lucy was a member of the old Bennett Christian Church that no longer stands today, it was the place where she was baptized as a young lady.

Left to mourn her loss are her sons Ronnie and Daryel Pugh of Bennett; her daughter Lili and her husband John Onufryk; her two grandsons, Jonathan and Sean Onufryk. Lucy is also survived by a multitude of nephews and nieces and great, and great-great nephews and nieces.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, NC27208and other times at her home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Pugh family.

March 6, 2014
CHARLES N. “Mickey” HILLIARD

Charles N. “Mickey” Hilliard, Jr., 85, ofSurfside Beach,SC, passed away on Monday, (02-24-2014).

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, (02-28-2014) at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Born April 3, 1928 inDurham, he was the son of the late Charles N., Sr. and Sally

Hilliard. He was a supervisor at the American Tobacco Company for 40 years before retirement. Mickey was a member of the Shriners.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary, of the home; a sister, Marie Castleberry-Kidle ofSanford; sons, Captain Larry Hilliard, Tony Hilliard, both ofSurfside Beach,SC; daughter, Diane Cameron ofMurrells Inlet,SC; five grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

Memorials can be made to Agape Senior Hospice, 3938 Hwy. 17 Bypass South,Murrells Inlet,SC29576.

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

BARBARA WILLIAMS LANGLEY

Barbara Williams Langley, 81, of SilerCitydied Wednesday, (02-26-2014) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
The funeral was held Sunday (03-02-2014) at 3 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Southern officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Langley was born in Richmond County on September 16, 1932, the daughter of Leo and Sarah (Gardner) Williams. She was retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing and attended the First Wesleyan Church. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Langley.
She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Currin of Greensboro, Amy Carter of Siler City; sons, Randy Thomas of Rockingham, Henry “Tank” Thomas of Tucson, AZ, Jeff Thomas of Spokane, WA., Kent Thomas of Raleigh; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES ROBERT   JONES

Mr. Charles Robert Jones, 65, of 2538 died Thursday, (02-27-2014) at his residence.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, (03-02-2014) at 3 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. John Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a Chatham County native and had worked as a Project Inspector. He retired from the construction unit of the NC Department of Transportation after 31 years. In addition to being a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, he served as deacon, assistant Sunday school teacher, cemetery committee, past custodian, sound booth operator, and a RA Leader at church. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gordon Jones.

Survivors include his wife,  Trudy Pearce Jones of the home; daughter,  Nicole Jones Coates of Bennett; son, Aaron Jones of Bennett; mother, Doshie Maness Jones of Bennett; sister, Linda J. Brady of Bennett; and give grandchildren.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

Memorials may be directed to: UNC Hospice,480 Hillsboro St.,Pittsboro,NC.

EDITH FRANCES BURROW COLE

Edith Frances Burrow Cole, 89, of Sophia, passed away Friday, (02-28-2014).

A celebration of Edith’s life was held Monday, (03-03-2014) at 2 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.  Interment followed atRandolphMemorial Park.

Edith was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Elsie Moser Burrow; husband, Ray Howard Cole; and brother, Johnnie Lee Burrow.

Edith is survived by daughters, Carolyn Cole Mabe ofWilmington, Charlotte Cole Graham of Randleman; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.cumbyfuneral.com. 

JAMES HURLEY ASHWORTH

James Hurley Ashworth, 94, ofSanforddied Friday, (02-28-2014) at Westfield Nursing and Rehab. Center inSanford.

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

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

VEATRICE MILLER FOXX

Veatrice Miller Foxx, 98, of Bear Creek died Monday, (02-24-2014 at her home.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. atLambertChapelMissionaryBaptistChurchwith Rev. William Harrington officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native ofChathamCounty, Mrs Foxx was a homemaker, a member ofLambertChapelMissionaryBaptistChurchwhere she was a deaconess and a member of the missionary department. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Sylvester Foxx and children, Michael Anthony Foxx, Sylvester Roosevelt Foxx and Jessie Carol Davis.

Survivors include a son, Carl Louis Foxx of Siler City; daughters, Dorothy F. Shamburg, Eva Louise Siler, Pauline F. Hall, all of Bear Creek, Mary Ann Williams of Siler City, Hattie F. Hanner, Gwendolyn F. Hanner, both of Bear Creek; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

HURLEY GLOVER

Mr. Hurley Glover, 73, of Siler City died Monday, (03-03-2014) at his home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, (03-06-2014) at 2 p.m. a Unity Powerhouse Church. Burial will follow inChathamMemorial Park.

There are no immediate survivors.

WILLIAM GORRIS CHEEK

William Gorris Cheek, 92, of Sile rCity died Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

Mr. Cheek was born in Alamance County on August 8, 1921, the son of George Dewey and Nancy Myrtle (Ellington) Cheek. He was an Army veteran of WW II and retired from Perfection Equipment after 50 years of service. He was preceded by his wife, Ola Lynn Cheek; his parents and brothers, Cletus and Robert Cheek.

Mr. Cheek is survived by three daughters, Nancy C. Wilson and husband Phillip of Siler City, Kathy C. Chappell of Siler City, Kim Cheek of Bonlee; sons, Chester C. Craven of Georgia, Billy Cheek of Bear Creek; sister, Mary Hedrick of Graham; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

KELLY JO WRIGHT ELMORE

   Kelly Jo Wright Elmore, 51, of Broadway, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House,Asheboro.

Mrs. Elmore was born inChathamCountyon December 2, 1962, the daughter of Joseph and Nadine (Scott) Wright. Kelly was employed with the Chatham County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed working with all electronic devices, gardening, taking pictures of nature scenes and all football activities.

She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Robert “Rob” Elmore of the home; her mother, Nadine Scott Wright; father, Joseph Wright, both ofSilerCity; sister, Lorie W. Warren and husband Mark of Randleman; brother, Benjie Wright and wife Carolyn of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Tyson’sCreekBaptistChurchCemetery,10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating.

The family was at the home of Janice Loy,5 Country Club Lane,SilerCity.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Samaritan’s Purse International,P.O. Box 3000,Boone,NC28607; Victory Junction Gang,4500 Adams Way,Randleman,NC27317; or Wounded Warrior Project,2115 Park Blvd,San Diego,CA92101.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

 

HAROLD BOYD WILLETT

 Durham – Harold Willett, 64, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 with his family and friends by his side.

Mr. Willett was born July 22, 1949 inSilerCity. He was the son of the late Evans and Estie Willett. He graduated fromChathamCentralHigh Schoolin 1967. He was a champion pork BBQ cook, winning many events including Hog Day in Hillsborough. He was also a hugeCarolinafan who loved gospel and bluegrass music. Among many, one of his favorite artists was Bill Monroe. He attended Bible Baptist Church of Creedmoor. What brought him the most joy was the love he shared with his family.

Mr. Willett is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sue Willett of Durham; children, Darrin Willett and wife Wanda of Bennett, Mandy Willett Sanders and husband Ronnie of Creedmoor, Wendy Willett Howell and husband Phillip of Oxford; sibling, Leroy Willett of Bonlee; sister-in-law, Joyce Gooch of Creedmoor; three grandchildren, Ashley and husband Luke, Cooper and Liam; along with many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church of Creedmoor, officiated by Pastor Greg Allison and Pastor Jimmy Hall.

He will be remembered by all as a caring husband, daddy, father-in-law, papa, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He cared more about the welfare of others than himself. He will truly be missed.

MARTHA RACHEL WHITEHEAD

Martha Rachel Whitehead, 84, of SilerCity, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

She was born in Chatham County, the daughter of Henry and Buena (Ferguson) Whitehead. Rachel was a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church for over 70 years and was employed as a paralegal.  She was a volunteer for over 20 years with the Chatham County Historical Society.  Rachel also volunteered with the West Chatham County Relay for Life for 10 years.  She will long be remembered for her talents in calligraphy with many of her works framed and displayed in homes far and near.  Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ina Mae Whitehead and a niece, Martha Troutman Warwick.

Survivors include one sister, Maxine W. Wallace of Colfax; great-nephew, Christopher Wrenn Cox ofRichmond,VA; and a host of treasured friends.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. atSaplingRidgeUnitedMethodistChurch,5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to West Chatham Relay For Life, c/o Ann McDaniel,PO Box 526,Siler City,NC27344or a charity of donor’s choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

  LUCY NANCE WILLEY

REMEMBRANCE

  Lucy Nance Willey, resident of Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. She had suffered from chronic pulmonary disease and heart problems.

Lucy Yates Nance was born October 13, 1927, the seventh and last child of Paul and Hattie Nance ofBonlee,North Carolina. She met and married her husband, Morris Lee Willey, in 1946 while working for theU.S.military inGreensboro, moving toMarylandand eventually raising three children. She worked in the medical office of Dr. Hirsch of Havre de Grace for many years until her retirement and return toNorth Carolina.  Unabashedly outgoing, Lucy had the Southern gift of gab and enjoyed travel, church, and most any social event.  She attended First Baptist Church of Shallotte.  As an avid seamstress, she made many lovely dresses over the years for her grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters.  Although she mostly left the driving to others, she had uncanny navigation skills from extensive studying of maps. No matter what state you might be driving in, she seemed to know the best route to get there.

To her great dismay, Lucy was preceded in death by two of her children, JoAnn Mayfield (2002) and Morris Henry Willey (2008); and a grandchild, Tara Willey (2012).

Lucy is survived by her husband “Willey,” an inseparable companion for 68 years.  She also leaves behind her loving daughter, Paula Buis, and son-in-law William Werner ofSunsetBeach; daughter-in-law Vicki Willey ofFrostburg,Maryland; and a gaggle of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SHERMAN LASTER BOWERS

Sherman Laster Bowers, age 81, of Silk Hope passed away at his home on Thursday, February 27, 2014 with his wife and loved ones by his side.  He left behind a life full of rich experiences, a loving family, many cherished friends and a love for God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Eva Bowers and brothers, Ralph and John Calvin “JC” Bowers.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Hudson) Bowers; three sisters, Margaret Thornburg (Bobby) of Siler City, Maxine Tillman (Jack) of Goldston, Betty Bowers of Bear Creek; sister-in-law, Estelle Bowers of Pittsboro;  and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Shermangraduated from PittsboroHigh School.  He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War as a corporal and an MP.  He was stationed in Germany and received many medals of honor.  He was employed with Kiser Roth Industry for 42 years in Research Development.  He began his career in the Pittsboro Plant and later transferred to Burlington, where he made many lasting friendships during his career.Sherman was a man of many God-given talents and abilities.  He was always using those gifts to help family, neighbors and those in need.

Shermanwas a quiet soft-spoken man letting God use his life and his attitude speak for the spirit that directed his life.  He loved working with his hands whether making things with wood or working in his yard and garden.  He also loved sports and traveling. He was a member of Mt Vernon Methodist Church and served on many committees throughout the years.

The family received at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230North Second Avenue,SilerCity, Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  Services were held at Mt Vernon Methodist Church on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. with services conducted by Rev. Jason Dickerson and Rev. Jason (Jay) Bowers.  Interment was in theChathamMemorial Parkwith military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toMt.VernonMethodistChurchc/o Robin James,2058 Arthur Teague Road,Siler City,NC 27344or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the loving acts of kindness shown duringSherman’s illness.  Special thanks to Dr. Hoffman, the staff of Community Home Care & Hospice, Sherry and Annette and a special friend, Sindy Lester.

Make online condolences as: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 Faith-Hope-Love …. But the Greatest of these is Love I Cor. 13:13

FLORENCE CARTER ELLIS 

Florence Carter Ellis, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 3, 2014, with her family by her side.

Florencewas born in Bynum, and graduated fromPittsboroHigh School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Her retirement years were spent gardening and caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children, Pam Ellis, Pat Ellis, Amy Holdford and Angie Ellis; her four grandchildren, Brock Holdford, Ethan Holdford, Bryce Holdford,  Travis Scott; and her two great-grandchildren, Aubree Holdford and Camden Holdford.

Florencewas preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ellis, Jr.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 atBynumUnitedMethodistCemetery.  Officiating will be Pastor Gina Barrow.  Friends and family will be received at the home following the service.

The family is being assisted by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne. com. Then select the obituaries tab.

 

DANNY CHARLES MOODY

April 7, 1959 – March 1, 2014

Danny Charles Moody, age 54, of257 Briar Haven Lane won his battle with cancer March 1, 2014 at the Hospice House in Asheboro and went home to be with his Lord.  Danny was born April 7, 1959 inChathamCounty.  He graduated fromChathamCentralHigh Schooland continued his education atSandhillsCommunity College where he graduated with a degree in Horticulture.  He then worked maintaining the golf course at the Siler City Country Club until he went to work for Ronnie King at King’s Landscaping.

A huge part of Danny’s life was his Church.  Danny was a lifetime member at Providence Independent Methodist Church where he was active in numerous committees.  Not only was Danny a member of the Men’s Ministry, Pastor Parish Committee, and a Church Historian – he was also a member of the Administrative Committee, Chairman of the Building/Landscape Committee, Sunday School teacher, Church Superintendent – Lay Leader and a Church Trustee.  Danny was a leader and shining example to the attendees atProvidenceand loved by many.

The other main part of Danny’s life was his family.  Danny is survived by his wife, Fredia Moody, of the home, his two sons, Logan and Trevor Moody of Silk Hope, step-children Melinda Crotts and husband Stephen of Powhatan, VA., Catherine Oakley and husband Harry of Chesterfield, VA., 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Danny was also survived by two sisters, Barbara Moody Dowd of Bonlee and Betty Moody Caudle of Goldston, and his brother, David Franklin Moody, Bonlee.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Moody and Josephine Kiser Moody and his brother, Harry Moody.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Danny on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm atProvidenceIndependentMethodistChurch(905 Providence Church Rd, off ofSiler City Glendon Rd) with Reverend Brian Caldwell officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Building Fund at Providence Church,1170 Bonlee Bennett Rdor to the Hospice House of Asheboro.

JIMMY RAY COX

Mr. Jimmy Ray Cox,  67, of6576 Jimmy Cox Road,  Bennett,  passed away Monday, March 03, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Williams and Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial will follow in theCoxFamilyCemetery.

Mr. Cox was aRandolphCountynative and the son of the late Ray and Lessie Cox. Jimmy started working in the textile industry and then began his life-long passion of farming. He raised poultry, both chickens and later turkeys, but he loved his cattle and goats, especially his Santa Gertrudis cattle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Savonne S. Cox of the home; sons, “Punk” Cox and wife Heather of Bennett, “Pooch” Cox; step-daughter, Nicole Sebik and husband Joe of New Hill; step-son, James Garrett Stephens and wife Jennie of New Hill; grandchildren, Luke, Trent, Lane, and E.J.; brother, Jerry “Levi” Cox and wife Pam of Bennett; and sister, Shirley Stout and  husband Tony of Ramseur.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at his home and the home of his son “Punk”.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph County.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Cox family.

BETTY MYERS GEE

  Betty Myers Gee, 84, of Sunset Avenue,SilerCity, died Monday, March 3, 2014,  at Duke University Hospital.

Mrs. Gee was born in High Pointon December 13, 1929, the daughter of Robert William and Marie (Hardy) Myers.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where she was a member of The Rachel Allred Sunday School Class, the Joy In the Morning Club and
helped with preparation of the Lord’s Supper.  Betty was a former member of Eastern Star # 9.   Betty had worked for Gate City Savings and Loan inGreensboro, now BB&T, for 33 years and was a member and treasurer of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She enjoyed the beach, camping, fishing, cooking and time spent with her grandchildren.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Wade.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Mack Gee; two sons, Mike Key and wife Cheryl of Lewisville; Steve Key of Raleigh; one sister, Sue Walton and husband Bob of Charleston, SC; two brothers, Robert Myers Jr. and wife Sharyl of Knoxville, TN, David Myers of Raleigh; grandsons, Benjamin Key of Brookline, MA, Adam Key of Winston-Salem, Caleb Key of Lewisville; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 7, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. atFirstBaptistChurch,314 North 2nd Avenue, SilerCitywith Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev Brian Reynolds officiating.  Burial will follow inBrushCreekBaptistChurchCemetery, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Avenue,Siler City,NC27344; or Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/OJudy Lane,45 John Lane Road,Bear Creek,NC27207.

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

February 27, 2014
THOMAS “TOMMY” RANSOM VICKERS

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Ransom Vickers, 51, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, (02-12-2014) at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Vickers was born inChapel Hill, on June 13, 1962 to the late Maurice K. Vickers Sr. and Lois Mildred Pearson. He was a Polymer Operator for Performance Fibers.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Vickers of the home; son, Mitchell Vickers of Bear Creek; brothers, Curtis Vickers of Pittsboro; Kenneth Vickers of Chapel Hill, Ronald Vickers of Alamance County; sisters, Phyllis Reeves of Arizona, Reba Sullivan of Pittsboro, and Becky Howard of Moncure.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City,OK73123-1718.

Make online condolences at:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY O. WILLIAMSON

MaryAliceOverman Williamson, 86, of  Ramseur, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 atMosesH.ConeMemorialHospitalinGreensboro.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 atFirstBaptistChurchin Ramseur, with Rev. Wayne Dunn, officiating.

Mrs. Williamson was a native ofRandolphCounty, a homemaker, and member of theFirstBaptistChurchin Ramseur. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dean Overman, Arnold Overman, Tate Overman, Houston Overman, and a sister, Beatrice Teague.

She is survived by her husband, Weldon Williamson, of the home; daughter Penny Williamson ofGreensboro; son, Rick Williamson of Ramseur; sister, Hermis Overman of Staley; brother, Leon Overman ofSilerCity; and two grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ramseur,P.O. Box 544, Ramseur,NC 27316.

LINDA FOUST CLARK

Linda Foust Clark, 77, of US 64 West, Pittsboro died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Care View Rest Home, Snow Camp.

Mrs. Clark was born inChathamCountyon April 17, 1936 the daughter of Henry and Oda (Brady) Foust. She was a member o fWest End United Methodist Church and attended Emmaus Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Clark and her parents.

She is survived by one daughter, Julie Clark of the home; son, Mark Clark and wife Stephanie of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Chris and Seth Clark.

The family received friends Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6 to 8  p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the home, 7395 US Hwy 64 W., Pittsboro.

The funeral was held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. atEmmausBaptistChurch,2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro with Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund,2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road,Pittsboro,NC27312.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Care View for their love and care.

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

MR. JOSEPH OREN DOWDY

Sanford- Mr. Joseph Oren Dowdy, age 87, of the Asbury Community, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his home.

He was born inChatham County,NC on January 23, 1927 to the late Curtis Vann Dowdy and Ava Lee Williams Dowdy.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two sisters Margaret Wicker and Johnnie Jean Stout.

Daddy Joe, as he was affectionately called by his grandchildren, is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mabel Kathleen “Pinkie” Hall Dowdy; daughters, Cynthia Jo Wicker and husband Jerry and Donna Lee Phillips and husband Landis, all of Asbury; four grandchildren, Wendy Wicker Phillips and husband Dwayne of Asbury, Jody Wicker and wife Wendi of Bennett, Jason Phillips and wife Tina of Liberty, Joshua Phillips and wife Cindy of Raleigh; and five great-grandchildren,   Bryce Wicker Phillips, Sophie Kathleen Phillips, Ellie Claire Phillips, Reagan Leigh Phillips and Reed Harrison Wicker.

Joseph lived his entire life in his beloved Asbury community.  He grew up working alongside his father and used that strong work ethic as he forged his own way.  He was a pioneer in the wood preserving business and served as co-owner of General Creosoting Company in Gulf, NC and then later as owner and operator of General Timber, Inc in Sanford, NC.  Along with his wood preserving businesses, he was also co-owner of Dowdy Ford inSanford,NC.  He was a long time member ofAsburyUnitedMethodistChurchwhere he served in many leadership roles.  In 2006, his long-time membership to The Lions Club earned him The Jack Stickley Fellow Award presented for dedicated humanitarian services.  Joseph enjoyed traveling with his family and friends and toured every state – exceptHawaii.  He said he was waiting for them to build a bridge there before he’d go.  He and Pinkie, with children and later grandchildren in tow, were away nearly every weekend on some sort of travelling adventure.  Some favorites included trips to the lake, the beach, and annual trips toFlorida.  His hobbies included boating and water sports.  Many years were spent enjoying the muddy water ofKerrLakeandLakeGaston.  He taught more people than his family can count how to water ski – jerking them up out of the water alongside him until they could find their own balance.  In his retirement years, he enjoyed wintering with his wife and friends inFrostproof,Florida.

The family received friends Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and at other times will be gathered at the home. The funeral service was Friday, February 21 at 3 p.m. atAsburyUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Donald Burns officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated, or in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,1836 Doctors Drive,Sanford,NC27330orAsburyUnitedMethodistChurchCemeteryfund,805 Asbury Church Road,Sanford,NC27330.

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

BETTY ZANE CASTO RIVES

Betty Zane Casto Rives, 84, of West Dolphin Street, Siler City died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Siler City Center.

Mrs. Rives was born August 18, 1929 in Sago,West Virginia, the daughter of Clyde B. and Stella (Wilfong) Casto.

She was a homemaker and a
member of the Community Church of God in Dunn Loring,Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jessie Lee Rives; son, Gary Casto; sisters, Rosa Love, Ella Burr,  Ann Hammer; brothers, Dennis, James and Robert Casto.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Wheeler of Essex Junction, VT, Carolyn Linger and husband, Ron of West Virginia, Linda Lou Casto of West Virginia; sons, Billy Casto and wife Louise of Virginia, Lewis Casto of West Virginia; and brother, Bill Casto and wife, Emma of Ohio.

A visitation was held from 8 to 5 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The burial was held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. atFlintHillCemeteryinOakton,Virginia.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Rives family.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM DARRYL “DUSTY” MARTIN

   Mr. William Darryl “Dusty” Martin,  age 52, ofSilerCity, died Friday, February 21, 2014, as a result of a car accident inRaleigh,N.C.

Mr. Martin was born  November 6, 1961, in Lee County, N.C. to the late William Booker Martin, Jr. and Shelby Stone Martin.  He was an operations supervisor at the Orange Water and Sewer Authorities, Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant for the last seven years.  He had previously worked at treatment plants inLeeCounty,SilerCity,Cary, andChathamCounty.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Paula Parson Martin; sons,  James William Martin and Brandon Reese Martin, both of the home; and a sister, Debra Martin Millikin and husband Roger of Sanford.

A memorial service was held Monday, February 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Yandle officiating.

Condolences may be made at:         www.bridgescameron funeralhome.com.

PHYLLIS SUE WILSON MICHAEL

Phyllis Sue Wilson Michael, passed away February 20, 2014, preceded in death by husband Harry E. Michael and son H. Eddie Michael Jr., survived by sister Mrs. Virginia Fasth, Wareham, MA, and children Patrick Michael, Knoxville and Melissa Michael, Siler City, grandson Harry E. Michael III and his mother Nancy Proffitt, Lexington, NC.

Phyllis met her husband at the Universityof Kentucky where she graduated with two majors in History and Music. She was a loving mother who kept a home full of books, many musical instruments, arts & craft supplies, and a costume trunk. She was the type of mother who would serve flower blossoms with salads and let your friends paint acrylic murals on the family room wall. She wrote essays for The Encyclopedia of Appalachia and “Appalachian Livin.” Phyllis played organ in the church, sang with several Methodist Choirs, was a trained soloist,  a member of  United Methodist Women, and a Lay Speaker. She played dulcimer with “The Wildflowers,” performed in a Clown Ministry and with various little theaters. She taught private voice, piano, and organ at home. She was an advocate for early childhood development, a certified school, and pre-school teacher, and a member of PEO Sisterhood. Her interest in the family genealogy led to researching back nine generations and membership in DAR.

In lieu of flowers send donations to the Methodist Home For Children.

Memorial service is Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill UMC at7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road.

 

ALTON PALMER GAINES 

Alton Palmer Gaines, 89, of Siler City died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Mr. Gaines was born inChathamCountyon December 12, 1924,  the son of John Thomas and Mattie (Hancock) Gaines. He was an Army veteran of WW II, a member ofAntiochBaptistChurchand  the owner/operator of a logging business.Altonenjoyed playing cards and was known for his ability to tell a story. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Allred Gaines; son, Jerry Gaines; daughter, Patsy G. Carter; sister, Mary Lee Powers; brothers, Oren Gaines, John T. Gaines, Jr., Bill Gaines and Fred Gaines.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Gaines ofAsheboro, Sharon G. Gray of Sophia; four sisters, Louise G. McLaughlin and husband Buddy, Ella G. Brower and husband Jim, Frankie G. Bridges, Betty G. Stone and husband Dennis, all ofSilerCity; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all who have been supportive duringAlton’s illness.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. atAntioch BaptistChurch Cemetery,3835 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, with Ritchie Nall officiating.

Memorials may be made toAntiochBaptistChurch,P O Box 578,Goldston,NC27252.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

February 20, 2014
KAY WHITE PURCELL

Kay White Purcell, 65, of Asheboro died Sunday, (02-09-2014).
The funeral was held Saturday, (02-15-2014) at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Womack Keck officiating.   Burial followed inOakleyBaptistChurchCemetery.

Mrs. Purcell was born in ChathamCountyon August 3, 1948, the daughter of James and Irene (Edwards) White.  She was employed by The Moll Plastic Company and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, David Mark Purcell; mother, Irene (Edwards) White of Siler City; brothers, Roger White of Siler City, and Tommy White of Asheboro.
Memorials may be made toRandolphCountySPCA,160 North Park Street,Asheboro,NC27203.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

VINCENT TAYLOR

Vincent Taylor, 61, died Wednesday, (02-12-2014) at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Taylor.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

PALMER GODWIN PATTISHALL

Mr. Palmer Godwin Pattishall, 87, ofSanford, died Friday, (02-14-2014) atRexRehabilitationCenterin Apex.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JIMMY RAY COMER

Jimmy Ray Comer, 60, of Robbins, died Monday (02-10-2014) following an auto accident.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, (02-16-2014) at 3 p.m. atBeulahBaptistChurch, where he was a member, with Dr. Neal Jackson, Dr. Curtis Barbery and the Rev. Jamie Brown officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Sheryl L. Comer, of the home; daughter, Morgan Comer of Bennett; son, Worth Comer of Bennett; one granddaughter; mother, Ethelene C. Comer of Robbins; sisters, Joyce C. Garner of Bennett and Judy C. Clendenin of Robbins.  He was preceded in death by his father Ted Comer and brother Dean.

Jimmy saw-milled with his father and grandfather for many years.  He previously worked with the NC Department of Corrections and was actively employed with the Moore County Sheriff’s Department as a detention officer for 17 years.

Memorials may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund.

Make online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com. 

JEANNETTE ELIZABETH BATES FITZGERALD

Jeannette Elizabeth Bates Fitzgerald, 66, of SilerCity died Monday, (02-10-2014) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

A gathering of family and friends will be held later.

Ms. Fitzgerald was born inBoone,Illinoison May 30, 1947, the daughter of Nelson Dewey and Ilda Maye (Taylor) Bates. She was a retired accountant and was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Margaret Maitland and Arlene Schuler.

She is survived by one son, James P. Fitzgerald of Mary Esther, FL; twin sister, Jennifer B. Strickland of Siler City; sisters, Madlyn Bates of Delevan, WI, and Kathryn B. Boyd of Winnemucca, NV.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome,com.

JERRY MATHIESEN MOSES

Mr. Jerry Mathiesen Moses, 72, died Tuesday (02-04-2014) at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (02-08-2014) at Hall-Wynne Griffin Chapel.

A native ofChathamCounty, Jerry was born to the late Obed William Moses and Maude Moses Moses, January 12, 1942. He spent his life farming, raising hogs and cattle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Imogene M. Byrum and Mary Alice “Polly” Moses.

Mr. Moses is survived by his brother, Thomas W. “Sonny” Moses of Pittsboro.

GUY DAVID “FOOTNIE” SMITH

Guy David “Footnie” Smith, 86, of Siler City died Monday, February 10, 2014 at SilerCity Center.

Mr. Smith was born in Chatham County on August 21, 1927, the son of Ed and Essie (Smith) Smith, one of 14 children.

He was an Army veteran, a member of West End United Methodist Church with 30 perfect attendance pins and had served his church in numerous offices including choir director and Sunday school teacher.  He was also a lay minister.  Guy taught Distributive Education in Chatham County Schools, coached basketball and umpired recreational league for 30 years.  He served 25 years on the Board of Commissioners for the Town of Siler City.  He also worked for a number of years for Brewer Insurance and Realty.  He enjoyed Jordan-Matthews sports, bingo and checkers.  Guy was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Apple Smith.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Lucas of Siler City, Anna Smario and husband Tony of Greensboro; grandsons, Joseph Perry and wife Kim of Apex, Tim Johnson and wife Kristen of Climax; great-grandchildren, Cohen and Aniston Johnson.

The family received friends on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. atWest EndUnitedMethodistChurch, with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.  Burial followed inChathamMemorial Park,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made toWest EndUnitedMethodistChurch,P O Box 1017,Siler City,NC 27344.

GERALD SCOTT MARCLE

Gerald Scott Marcle, 67, of West Elk Street, Siler City died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Siler City Center.

Mr. Marcle was born inMobile,Alabamaon May 28, 1946 the son of Henry Harvey and Bill Evelyn (Powers) Marcle. Gerald retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant after 24 years of dedicated service and had served inVietnam. He was an avidAlabamafan, an avid fisherman and a member of the American Bass Association. He had been active in the  Meals on Wheels program with the Chatham County Council on Aging.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Suzann Marcle; daughter, Natalie Marcle Harris and husband Jimmy ofGreensboro; son, Gerald Marcle II and wife Candice of Cary; grandsons, Nathan Marcle and Jacob Harris.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. atFirstUnitedMethodistChurch,1101 West Raleigh Street,SilerCitywith Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Josh Dawalt officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of NC,514 Daniels Street #109,Raleigh,NC27605, or Chatham County Council On Aging, Meals on Wheels,P O Box 715,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

DANIEL RAY SPACH

Mr. Daniel Ray Spach 43, of726 Millbrook Drivein Pittsboro,  passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. at EmmausBaptistChurchin Pittsboro, where he was a member, with Pastor Steve Moore and Rev. J.J. Ward officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery, with Military Honors provided by Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Spach was a native ofMichigan, a veteran in the Air Force where he was a Navigation Systems Specialist, and he also served in Operation Desert Storm. He worked several years for IBM as a Computer Engineer. Mr. Spach loved to coach his daughter’s soccer team, working in his yard, boating, and woodworking. He was a strong believer in JESUS CHRIST.  He loved his family dearly and enjoyed the weekend adventures with Shelby and Julie.

Mr. Spach is survived by his wife, Julie Phillips Spach; daughter, Shelby Spach of the home; parents, Elmer and Jenny Spach ofCrystal,Michigan; sisters, Brenda Spach ofCrystal,Michigan, Danette Gannon ofGoose Creek,S.C.; brother; Shane Spach of rystal, ichigan; and his in-laws, Charles and Linda Phillips of Bear Creek.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church, and at other times at the home in Pittsboro.

Memorials may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church Playground Fund,2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road,Pittsboro,NC27312, or Hospice of Wake County,250 Hospice Circle,Raleigh,NC27607.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Spach family.

LOTTIE HINSLEY COOK

Mrs. Lottie Hinsley Cook of Pittsboro,   passed  away  early Wednesday afternoon, February 12, 2014 inSilerCity.

A native ofWakeCounty, Lottie was one of seven children born to the late Paul Hinsley and Lucy Hussey Hinsley. She had a love ofBluegrassmusic and telling jokes. She was an amazing cook known for her fried chicken tenders, fried peach pies, and cold oven cakes. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by two of her brothers, Gerald and Paul Hinsley, and her sister Polly Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, James “Joe” Cook of the home; her sons Brad (Tabitha) Cook of Pittsboro; her brothers, Fred (Kay) Hinsley of Merry Oaks, NC, Walter Lee (Joanne) Hinsley of Bonsal, NC; her sister, Helen (Jasper) Culberson of Graham, NC; and her grandchildren, Brandon Cook, Ethan Cook and Aaron Cook.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Lottie Cook will commence at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hall-Wynn Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel,396 West Street,Pittsboro,NC27312. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the funeral home.

A family fund for Joe and Lottie Cook has been established at Sun Trust Bank in Pittsboro. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the bank at:PO Box 399,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

February 13, 2014
JOHN LARRY BURKE

John Larry Burke, 68, of Siler City died Wednesday, (02-05-2014) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (02-08-2014) at 3 p.m. at SilerCity Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Mark Richardson and Ashley Wilkie officiating. Burial followed in ChathamMemorial Park.
Mr. Burke was born in Chatham County on March 26, 1945, the son of John Elwood and Edna (Dowd) Burke. He  was a member of SilerCity Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He had worked for 36 years at Kayser Roth in both Goldston and Pittsboro. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Ann Burke.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Fannie (Lopossay) Burke; sons, Michael Burke, Jeff Burke, both of Siler City; sisters, Mary Catherine Green of Pittsboro, Mamie Lee Hall, Bonnie Allen, both of Siler City, Flida Smith, Ellen Dixon, both of Silk Hope, Helen King of Alexandria, VA; brothers, Buddy Burke of Siler City, Roger Burke of Pittsboro; and eight grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LINDA SUE HILL

Linda Sue Hill, 67, of SilerCity, died Wednesday,  (02-05-2014) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Sunday, (02-09-2014) at 2 p.m. atOakleyBaptistChurchwith Rev. Womack Keck officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Hill was the daughter of the late Robert Millikan and Sarah Elizabeth Craven Millikan, was also a native ofRandolphCounty, and a retired sewer. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Carol Moore, and brothers Talbert and Johnny Millikan.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Hill; daughter, Alesia Hill of the home; sisters, Nancy Stoker of Thomasville, Myrtle Carter of Cedar Falls, Elsie Gray of Randleman. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

ROBERT “Bob” EARL RUSSELL, SR.

Robert “Bob” Earl Russell, Sr. 74, of Siler City died Sunday, (02-09-2014) at his residence.
The funeral services were held Monday (02-10-2014) at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church with Rev. Roger Coburn and Jack Cheek officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Russell was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 7, 1939, the son of the late John W. and Myrtle Keith Russell. Bob was a Navy veteran, and attended Bethlehem Wesleyan Church. He was a retired owner-operator, long distance truck driver. Bob was preceded in death by daughters, Terri Lynn and Cindy Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Andrews Russell of the home; daughters, Elizabeth Jean Perrington ofMoorsebury,TN, Tina R. Hagwood of Clayton, Susan Sherman ofFredericksburgVA, Connie Wilkie of Apex; sons, Robbie Russell, Jr. of Pittsboro, Randy Rock ofBurbankCA; and twelve grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund C/O Pat Morgan, 5418 GardenLake, Greensboro, NC27410or Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC, 27330.

ROGER BOYD

Roger Boyd, 65, of Sanford, died Saturday, (02-08-2014), at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at Rocky Fork Christian Church, Tuesday, (02-11-2014) at 12 noon with Pastor Kevin McHarg presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was born inMooreCounty, on May 12, 1948, to the late Joseph Boyd and Connie Davis Boyd.  He worked for Static Control as a machinist.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Boyd of Cameron; sons, Joseph Frank Boyd of Cameron, Ernest Boyd of Greenville;  daughters, Melody Oakley of Washington, Charlene Miller of Greenville, Nancy Jo Elks of High Point; brother, Donald Boyd of Bear Creek; sisters, Bonnie Blackmon of Sanford, Dot Bouldin of Sanford, Judy Grant of Cumnock, Frances Gillis of Broadway; seven grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

DORIS H. CRUTCHFIELD

Doris “Dodie” Hagan Crutchfield, 90, ofSilerCity, died Friday, (02-07-2014) at Coventry House.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, (02-13-2014), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with Rev. Randy Kelley officiating.

Doris was a native of Greenbush, MN and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by parents, Fred and Esther Oleson Hagen.

Survivors include her husband,  Thomas Crutchfield of the home; sons, David Skeim ofBemidji,MN, Mitchell Skeim ofTheif River Falls,MN; step-daughter, Sheila Perkins ofEvansville,IN; step-son, Charles Crutchfield ofWilmington; seven grandchildren and ten great-grand-children.

Make online condolences at:  www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society,4-A Oak Branch Drive,Greensboro,NC27407; or to Liberty Home Care and Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC27330.

JAMES MELVIN RUSSELL

Mr. James Melvin Russell, 78, of Burlington, formerly of Siler City died Monday, (02-03-2014) at the Hospice Home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (02-08-2014) at 1 p.m. atUnityPowerhouseHolinessChurchwith Bishop Williams Goins officiating. Burial followed inChathamMemorial Park.

Mr. Russell was a member of Bear Creek Lodge #324 in Robbins. He served in the US Army and was owner of Russell Funeral Home inSilerCity.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Charlotte Bradsher of Cedar Grove; step-sons, Mr. William Patterson and Mr. Farrar Patterson, TX; brothers, Mr. Gaddis Russell of Cedar Grove, Mr. Herman Russell of Reidsville, Mr. Benny Russell ofPhiladelphia,PA; sisters, Mrs. Magaline Anthony ofWashington,DCand Mrs. Macie Flythe ofCharlotte.

DR. EDWARD THOMAS

Dr. Edward Thomas, age 90, of Bear Creek died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Dr. Thomas was born December 25, 1923 inLondon,Englandto Emrys and Sarah Thomas. He served with the British Navy as a ship’s doctor.  Dr. Thomas enjoyed horse farming, reading Sherlock Holmes novels and listing to Opera.  In addition to his parents, Dr. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Thomas and great granddaughter, Anna Belle Horton.

Dr. Thomas is survived by daughters, Josephine Ungewitter and husband Werner of Bear Creek, Lindsay  Chamberlin and her former husband Keith of Mill Valley, CA; son, Simon Thomas and wife Nancy of Roscommon, MI; grandchildren, Erica Hawley and husband Jeffrey, Lindsay Horton and husband Bryan, Gregory Ungewitter, Allison Harris and husband Joshua, Sara Chamberlin, Zach Chamberlin and wife Lisa, Emma Chamberlin, Brian Thomas, Sarah Thomas; great grandchildren, Charlie Hawley, Edward Horton; sisters, Marie Driver of London, England, Hetty Bardsley of London, England.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to: The  Humane  Society  of  theUnited States,   Dept HACDQ 100904001,2100 L Street, NW,Washington,DC20037.

Pugh Funeral Home,Asheborois serving the family.

Remembrances and online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

February 6. 2014
LELAND REID JONES

Mr. Leland Reid Jones, 92, formerly of Bennett, died at Carolina House in Asheboro on Thursday (01-30-2014).

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday (02-01-2014) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a native ofChathamCounty. He was a former Deacon and a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol Jones Brady of Bennett; a half-brother, Reid Jones ofSilerCity; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

  ALBERT LEWIS HALL

Albert Lewis Hall, 63, of Cameron, died Wednesday, (01-29-2014, at his home.

Funeral services were held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, (02-01-2014, 2 p.m. with Pastor John Brown presiding.  Burial followed in theCameronTownCemetery.

Mr. Hall was born inLeeCounty, on May 13, 1950, to the late Sandy Weldon Hall and Mary Margaret Cameron Hall.  He worked for Lines Construction Company as a lineman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Weldon Hall, John Franklin Hall and a sister Mae Godwin.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Deborah Shaw Hall of the home; sons, Billy Hall and Wade Hall, both of Cameron; brothers Alton Hall of Cameron, Lester Hall of Lemon Springs; sisters, Ruby Hall of Carthage, Liza Cummings of Sanford, Betty McGehee of Olivia, Edna Cummings of Sanford; and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

SHIRLEY LEE SMITH MURPHY

Mrs. Shirley Lee Smith Murphy, 72, of Sanford, died Thursday, (01-30-2014) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (02-02-2014) at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.

Mrs. Murphy was born inBrunswickCountyon May 8, 1941 to her late mother Beulah Lee Smith.  She was raised by her parents, the late Yancy and Linnie Little Simmons.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kendall Murphy; sisters, Myrtle Blackmon, Alma Dubois; brothers Horace Ray Simmons and Frank Simmons.

Survivors include a son, Leo Smith; daughters, Debbie Coleman and Tammie Lynch, all of Sanford; sisters, Linnie Bell Braswell of Morehead City, Mary Stevens and Caroline Hinson, both of Whiteville; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOYCE NORRIS CATHEY

Joyce Norris Cathey, 77, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away in her residence in Bear Creek, on Tuesday, (01-28-2014).
A funeral was held on Monday, (02-03-2014) at 11 a.m. in Antioch Church of God inFayetteville followed by entombment inCumberlandMemorialGardens.

She is survived by daughters, Wanda Cook and Deborah Dollinger; sons, Jeffrey Cathey, Heath Cathey; sisters, Joan Church, Janice Harrison, Barbara Norris; brother, Gary Norris; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

TRAVIS WAYNE MOFIELD

Mr. Travis Wayne Mofield, 36, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, (01-31-2014) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Funeral service were held Tuesday, (02-04-2014) at 2 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church in Robbins, with Rev. Michael Parenti officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.

Travis was aMooreCountynative and a carpenter in the construction business. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Marvin and Margie Moore, paternal grandparents, Dallas and Bertha Mofield.

Survivors include his parents, Dallas “Buck” Mofield, and Virginia “Ann” Moore Mofield of the home; brothers, Michael Mofield of Riverview, Florida, and Keith Mofield ,of the home.

Memorials may be made to Brown’s Chapel Church Cemetery Fund c/o Sandra Maness,1920 Spies Road,Robbins,NC27325, or the Ladies Helping Hands, c/o Helen Allred,1864 Spies Road,Robbins,NC27325.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. 

IRENE BRADY COVERT

Irene Brady Covert, 70, died Saturday, (02-01-2014) at home in Bennett.

A celebration of life will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, (02-08-2014).

She was born on June 12, 1943 inChathamCountyto Ruby Brady and the late Harvey Brady. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Dean Brady.  Irene was member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughters, Sharon Freeman, Sherry Cook, both of Eagle Springs; sons, AJ Covert of Cameron, Brian Covert of Bennett; sister Sylvia Brown; brothers, Harold Brady, Wayne Brady, Michael Brady, as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church or Hospice of Randolph County.

LT. CMDR. ROY EVERETT CLAYTON, USCG, Retired

Lt. Cmdr. Roy Everett Clayton, USCG, Ret., 84, of  Pittsboro,  died Saturday, (02-01-2014) at Hospice of Wake County.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, (02-08-2014) at the Cremation Society of theCarolinas,2205 E. Millbrook Road,Raleigh, with Pastor Will Aleshire presiding.  Military honors will follow.

Born, September 24, 1929, he was a native ofPoteau,Oklahoma.  Lt. Cmdr. Clayton retired from the US Coast Guard after a career of over 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ford Jones Clayton; sons, Mike Clayton, Berry Clayton, Robert Clayton; step-daughters, JoAnn Meade of Louisburg  Jackie Davis of Aberdeen; five grandchildren, and numerous great-grand-children.
In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation to Hospice of Wake County.

Condolences may be extended at CremationSocietyNC.com.

JENNIE RUTH UNDERWOOD VOGEL

Jennie Ruth Underwood Vogel, 71, of Cameron died Monday, (02-03-2014), at First Health Hospice House inMooreCounty.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the funeral hour on Thursday, (02-06-2014), atFaithBaptistChurchand other times at the home of Linda and Ray Marks.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. with Pastor Willie Bryant officiating atFaithBaptistChurch.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Vogel was born inLeeCounty, on May 2, 1942, to the late Nelson Underwood and Ethel Helms Underwood.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Vogel, Sr.  She retired as an associate with K-Mart.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Ronald Vogel, Jr of Sanford, Bobby Womack of Sanford;  daughters, Barbara Page and Tina Barker of Sanford, Linda Marks of Cameron; brother Cecil Ray Underwood of Sanford; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

 

CHARLES MAX HENRY

Charles Max Henry, US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Retired, 83, of Liberty passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Liberty officiated by Rev. Sandra Ireson; burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday evening from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Max was born inStatesville,N.C.to the late Forest Thomas Henry andMabel Frazier Henry Laneand was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Willard Henry; son, Gary Henry and sister, Betty Lee Henry.

Max grew up in Staley, NC and joined the USAF in 1947. After returning fromKoreahe met and married Jean Willard in 1951. Together they traveled to Biggs AFB (TX), Beale AFB (CA), Myrtle Beach AFB (SC), Mountain Home AFB (ID), and Shaw AFB (SC). Max was also stationed inVietnamfrom 1969 to 1970. Over the years Max and Jean met and made many lasting friendships across the country.

After retiring Max, Jean and family made their home in Liberty, NC. His 2nd career included work as a contractor, a farmer, hunter and fisherman. He and Jean made many trips toColorado,Idaho, andAlaska, several times taking along their grandchildren. Some of his favorite trips included Caribou hunting in Canada and sitting around the wood stove with his buddies after a day of hunting in the mountains of Colorado.

Surviving are his daughters, Barbara “Bobbie” Fogleman and husband Roger of Idaho and Cheryl Routh of Staley; grandchildren, Wesley Fogle-man, Daniel Fogleman and wife Samantha, Mikayla Routh and Mary Routh; great-grandchildren, Abigail Fogleman, Jack Fogleman, Blaine Fogleman, Meadow Fogleman, Courtney Fogleman, Charles Fogleman, and Autumn Fogleman.

Because of Max’s love for his animals, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Happy Hills Animal Foundation.

Please share your thoughts and fond memories with the family at www.Loflin FH.com.

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

ARTHUR BRYANT KENNEDY

Arthur Bryant Kennedy, 83, of Driftwood Drive, Siler City died Saturday February 1, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center,  Hospice Ward in  Durham.

Mr. Kennedy was born inRocky Mounton June 28, 1930, the son of David Warren and Mary (Carmichael) Kennedy.   He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  Bryant retired from Carolina Telephone after 35 years of service where he was supervisor of installation and repair.  He was a member of theFirstBaptistChurch, the Rachel Allred Sunday School Class, the adult choir and a former deacon.  Bryant was a member of the Siler City Lions Club and the Siler City Masonic Lodge # 403 AF & AM.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Kennedy and his parents.

He is survived by two sons, Art Kennedy and wife Renee’, Mike Kennedy and wife Missy, both of SilerCity; grandchildren, Leslie Wilkie and husband Drew, Taylor Kennedy and wife Beth, Jennifer Eu and husband Ryan, Connor Kennedy; great-grandsons, Brennen Wilkie, Carson Kennedy, and girlfriend, Dula Hester.

Visitation was held Monday February 3, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N.Second Avenue,SilerCity, and other times at the home of son, Art Kennedy,1005  Parkwood Drive.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 4,  2014 at the First Baptist Church,314 North 2nd Avenue,S iler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.  

ALLAN COY CAMPBELL

 Allan Coy Campbell was called home to be with the Lord February 1, 2014.

He was born inChatham County,NCto Grady and Estelle Campbell on May 23, 1925 and madeChathamCountyhis home for more than 60 years.   Mr. Campbell was a decorated Army Veteran of WW II. He was a loving father to his children: Mike Campbell and wife Dorothy, Don Campbell and wife Nancy, and Joan Campbell Triplett and husband Ron.  He has five beloved grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on February 8, 2014 atNewSalemBaptistChurch, Pittsboro.  The family will receive guests following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In a private ceremony his children will lay him to rest beside their mother, Ruby Campbell, at Rock SpringsBaptistChurchCemetery.

Donations to honor Mr. Campbell may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center ,955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia NC 28422.

MARY OLA DAVIS THURMAN

Mary Ola Davis Thurman, 92, ofBish Road, Staley, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Chatham Hospital, Inc.

Mrs. Thurman was born in Warren County, Tennessee on December 5, 1921, the daughter of Will and Flossie Mae (Emery) Davis. Ola was a homemaker and member ofPineyGroveUnitedMethodistChurchand the Adult Sunday School Class. She enjoyed quilting,  cooking and working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She also found joy in times spent with her children and grandchildren. Ola was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Thurman; her parents, a son, Martin Thurman, and a grandchild, Lisa T. Moore.

  She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Purvis and husband Joe of Bennett, Linda Phillips and husband Robert of Siler City; three sons, Earl Thurman of Sanford, Larry Thurman and wife Diane of Siler City, Jerry Thurman and wife Malinda of Silk Hope; two brothers, Edward Davis of Nashville, TN, Aubra Davis and wife Billie of Bennett; eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grand-children.

The family received friends Wednesday, February 5, 2014 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 Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.

Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church ,2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

January 30, 2014
MARGARET ELLEN JONES

Margaret Ellen Jones, 58, of Sanford died Wednesday (01-22-2014) at the Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A memorial service will be held in spring atJordanLakewith the date to be announced later.

Mrs. Jones was born June 4, 1955, in Somerset,PA.She was a graduate of Concord College in West Virginia and a teacher. She taught science at Eastern Randolph High as long as she was able. She was a member of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. Her mother, Barbara Ellen Elkins Jones, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her father, Dale F. Jones, and stepmother,Regina; and a sister, Diane Knupp;

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent toPullenMemorialBaptistChurch,1801 Hillsborough Street,Raleigh,NC 27605.

Make online condolences at www.millerboles.com.

JOSHUA STEVEN BREWER

Joshua Steven Brewer, 30, of Pittsboro died Monday, (01-20-2014) at his home.

Funeral services were held Friday, (01-24-2014) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Walker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Brewer was born in Chatham County on July 9, 1983, the son of Danny Brewer and Starla Moody Ferrell. He was a graduate of Central Carolina Community College and attended culinary school. He was currently attending ITT Tech in Cary. He had worked with Laurels of Chatham and Siler City Rehab. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his parents, Danny Brewer; Starla Anne Ferrell; step-father, Michael Scott Bullard; sisters, Leslie Brewer Maness, Jessica Renae’ Ferrell, both of Sanford; brothers, Zachary Brewer of Bear Creek, Sam Bullard of Sanford; and maternal grandparents, Steve and Patricia R. Cantrell of Dunlap, TN.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GARY EDWARD KEILY SR.

Gary Edward Keily, Sr., 76, of Cameron died Saturday (01-25-2014).

Funeral services were held atHillmonGroveBaptistChurchat 2 p.m. Tuesday (01-28-2014) with Rev. Wayne O’Quinn and Rev. Austin Reason officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Garywas born October 15, 1937 in Barneveld,Wisconsinto Eddie and Leone Keily. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years with two tours of duty inVietnamand one inGermany. He later was employed with Wackenhut at Performance Fibers for 25 years. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Fortenberry.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Wylene Keily of the home; daughter, Cynthia Reynolds; sons, Gary Edward “Eddie” Keily, Jr., Gregory Alan Keily, Gary Edward Keily; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Eric Fortenberry Memorial Fund, c/oHillmonGroveChurch,384 Hillmon Grove Road,Cameron,NC28326.

LILLIE HEADEN ALSTON

Mrs. Lillie Headen Alston, 63, of Siler City, died Wednesday (01-22-2014) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Monday (01-27-2014) at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Chatham Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Lee “Donnell” Alston of the home; children, Angela Alston, Kenneth Alston, Tracy Alston, all of Siler City; sister, Mary Goldston of Pittsboro; brothers, Floyd Headen of Tampa, FL, Gene Headen of Siler City; and nine grandchildren.

  STEPHEN JACOB SWAIN

Goldsboro- Stephen Jacob Swain, 63, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A service to celebrate his life was held.

Mr. Swain was born inChathamCountyon July 9, 1950 to the late Ray and Jessie Motsinger Swain.  He was Mason and Shriner and enjoyed sailing, golfing and his family.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by a son, Douglas T. Blake of Wilmington; two daughters, Jesica Blake and Marjorie A. Blake of Wilmington; one brother, Francis Evans Swain and wife Denise of Florida; one sister, Annette Swain LeRoux and husband Timothy of Morehead City; six grandchildren, Sage, Sayres, Cameron, Castin, Sterling and Calais; two nephews, Gray and Alan Swain and a niece, Kara Hardison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to NC Coastal Land Trust,131 Racine Drive, Suite 202,Wilmington,NC28403or Semper Fidelis Masonic Lodge,727 Henderson Drive,Jacksonville,NC28540.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory inGoldsboro.

Light a candle at www.howellfuneral.com.

ROXIE (WILLIAMS)  MORRIS

Roxie Lucille (Williams) Morris, 89, of Goldston,  died Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

She was born on August 15, 1924 inChathamCountyto the late Luther Jackson and Mannie Williams. She was preceded in death by parents and brothers, Mack, Marvin and Fred; sisters, Mattie and Margie.

She was the devoted wife of 68 years to husband, Jesse J. Morris; a loving mother to Sue Morris-Jones (husband Bruce); loving grandmother to grandchildren, Juliette Murdock and Michael Vosseller; loving great-grandmother to great-grandchildren, Michala, John James, Jacqueline and Gabby.  Additional survivors are a special family member, Michelle Hardesty, along with many loving nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for more than 65 years.

A private service will be held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Chapel.

DOLORES “LORI”  JESSUP LAMBERT

Dolores “Lori” Jessup Lambert,  78, of  Meadow Creek Road, Siler City died Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home after months of declining health.

Mrs. Lambert was born in Randolph County on January 18, 1936, the daughter of Raymond and Margaret (Davis) Jessup.  She was a member ofRivesChapelBaptistChurch. Lori was a retiree of Energizer Battery inAsheboro. She enjoyed working in the home and was tireless when it came to her well-manicured lawn and flower gardens. Lori truly loved her family and friends. She was always in a hurry but never too busy to help someone in need. She was always appreciative of others and their kind deeds. Lori wore a special smile and never short of showing her love and affection for others. She will be missed…a very sweet lady.

Lori was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lambert; her parents; her husband of 57 years, Bobby Lambert; brothers, Tommy Jessup,  Johnny Jessup, and a sister, Judi Jessup Pugh.

Mrs. Lambert is survived by a daughter, Amy Lambert Williams; son, Ronnie Lambert; grandchildren, Lindsay Williams, Will Lambert and Molli Lambert; great-grandson, Conner Martinez; sister, Phoebe Jessup Burkheart; brothers, Jean Jessup, David Jessup, Sidney “Tony” Jessup and Russell Jessup.

The family received friends Monday, January 27, 2014 from 11 until 12 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral followed at 12 noon in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park, SilerCity.

Due to the recent passing of Mrs. Lambert’s husband Bobby Lambert, the family has requested no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzorg or 1-800-272-3900.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHESTER EUGENE “GENE”  BARKER

Chester Eugene Barker “Gene”, 82, of Pittsboro, NCwas born April 7, 1931 in ChathamCountyand entered into rest January 24, 2014 at VA Hospitals. As he said in an interview once before, his life was a bit “Strange.” As a young man he was employed at the Farmville coal mine, the only coal mine ever in ChathamCounty. While employed at the mine he walked into a dime store in Sanford where he spotted a young girl, he walked up to her mother and told her that one day he was going to marry her daughter, and three months later they were married. As a new couple they were stunned with the news that he had been drafted to fight for the United States Army in the 61st Infantry Division. After boot camp he was sent to Koreato fight in the Korean War, where on the last day of the war he was injured from shrapnel from a mortar round that exploded nearby, earning him the Purple Heart.
After returning home he used his GI bill to attend Barber School. In 1956, Gene with his wife and son, moved toPittsboro,NC where he started in the now well known Barber shop onMain Street. He occupied the first chair in that barber shop and after a few years he was joined by Cadle Cooper Sr. They cut hair and shared stories together for 49 years until he retired in 2013 due to health concerns. Gene spent many years talking politics and the ways of the world from the barber chair, even landing a few on air interviews by news reporters, the biggest being Jonathan Carr from ABC news. He always had an opinion and was never afraid to share his with whoever would listen. But as they say, behind every good man stands a great woman, and Gene had his Margaret “Shug” as he called her.  She was in the hair business herself, owning a beauty shop in Pittsboro, once her shop was even across the street from Gene’s barber shop. They shared a happy marriage together for 61 years, which included the births of three boys Steve, Tony and Eddie, whom all still reside in Pittsboro.  Gene also had the joy of enjoying his five grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Lynsi, Taylor and Carson, whom he bragged about quite regularly. Gene’s legacy will always live on with the friends and family that knew and loved him.

His memorial services were held at PittsboroBaptistChurchon Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. Those who were unable to attend the memorial services were welcomed at his home at570 West Streetin Pittsboro.

In closing, the family would like to thank the many people who have offered prayer and condolences.

LOLA BLANCHE DOSTER

Lola Blanche Doster, 91, died January 19, 2014 at Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

She is preceded in death by her husband Floyd Doster, and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Doster-Erpelding and son-in-law Nicholas Erpelding.

Mrs. Doster was born inTexasand lived many years inGeorgia,AlabamaandIndiana. An expert seamstress, she sewed as a trade, and for enjoyment throughout her life!

A private family remembrance will be held.

LAYTON L. LINEBERRY

Layton L. Lineberry, 77, ofMt. Vernon-Hickory Mt. Road,SilerCitydied Friday, January 24, 2014 atMosesH.ConeMemorialHospital,Greensboro.

Mr. Lineberry was born inChathamCountyon March 24, 1936, the son of David M. and Sercy Kimery Lineberry.Laytonwas a member ofMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurchand The Silk Hope Ruritan Club, where he served on the ice cream committee. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and the Chatham County Live Stock Association. “Strawberry” retired from Collins & Aikman. He enjoyed farming, fishing, mowing and snow sledding.Laytonfound pleasure in cooking and Sunday luncheons with family. He always kept his vehicles clean and could be found watching western movies and game shows or kicking up his heels to a dance.Laytonwas preceded in death by his wife, Alma Johnson Lineberry; his parents; brother, Homer Lineberry, and a sister, Betty Lou Caldwell.

He is survived by three daughters, Pamela McPherson and husband Ronnie “Mac” of Snow Camp, Rachel Cox of Siler City, Karen Edwards of Siler City; brother, Elvin Lineberry of Siler City; grandchildren, Chris McPherson and wife Kim, Donna Houtchings and husband Steve, Crystal Richardson and husband Jeremiah, Joy Elfahla and husband Karim, Brittany Gobble and husband Benjamin, Dustin Cox; great-grandchildren, Aulden and Kailyn Richardson, Alex, Austin and Madison Elfahla, and Xavier Gobble.

The family received friends Monday, January 27, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. atMt.VernonUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Jason Dickerson and Keith Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made toMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurch,3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,Siler City,NC27344or the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EDNA DICKERSON BARBER

Edna Dickerson Barber, 77, of Goldston-Glendon Road, Goldston died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Barber was born In Granville County on August 18, 1936, the daughter of John Thomas and Fannie (Faucette) Dickerson. Edna attendedAntiochBaptistChurch. She was retired after 48 years of service from Townsends where she worked as a hatchery control specialist. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steve Barber; brothers, William “Bill” Dickerson, Walter Dickerson and sister, Thelma Ann Dickerson.

She is survived by her husband:, Mosley Barber of the home; one son, Dennis Barber and wife Wendy of Newport, NC; sisters, Betty Sue Crews of Oxford, Jenny Russell of Creedmoor, NC, Jane Bridges of Franklinton, NC, Maryanna Oldham of Goldston, NC; two brothers, Thomas Dickerson of Sanford, NC, Tony Dickerson of Franklinton, NC; grandchildren, Sean Allen Barber, Kevin Ray Barber, Jaimie Melissa Barber; and a great granddaughter, Krista Gail Barber.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. atAntiochBaptistChurchwith Rev. Bob Griffith and Rev. Mike Garner officiating.

Smith  &  Buckner  Funeral Home is assisting the family

January 23, 2014
MITZI GAY HOWARD

Mitzi Gay Howard, age 48 of Durham,NC passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Duke Medical Pavilion.

Graveside services will be held on January 26 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park in SilerCity. Following the service there will be a celebration of life at Virlie’s Grill in Pittsboro from 3 to 5 p.m.

Mitzi was born April 24, 1965 to the late Jerry Howard and Phyllis Howard inPittsboro,N.C.

She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Graley; mother, Phyllis Howard; step-father, Allen Brady; brother, Grand Howard; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Laurice Howard; step-sister, Lisa O’Connor; step-brother, Rodney Brady and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

WILBERT JONES

Wilbert Jones, 94, of Bennett, died Friday, (01-10-2014) at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (01-12-2014), atBennettBaptistChurch, with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Wilbert was a native ofChathamCounty, a retired poultry hauler/owner, a farmer and owner/operator of Jones Jewelers in Robbins. He was a member ofBennettBaptistChurch.    He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lydia Ann Powers Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mildred Maness Jones; daughters, Marjorie Maness of Bennett, Mary Ann Murray ofSanford; sons, Richard Jones of Ramseur, Rodger Jones of Bear Creek; six grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,P.O. Box 91,Bennett,NC27208.

MAXINE FRANCES REEVES

Maxine Frances Reeves, 84, of Greensboro, died Friday, (01-17-2014) at Camden Place Health and Rehab in Greensboro.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (01-23-2014) at Fall Creek Baptist Church.
Miss Reeves was a native of Chatham County and a member of Fall Creek BaptistC hurch. She retired from Sears and Roebuck.

There were no immediate survivors.
A time of remembrance will be at Maxine’s residence onLawndale Drive inGreensboro at 2 p.m. Thursday

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHESTER DAVIS PATTERSON

Chester Davis Patterson, 68, died Friday, (01-17-2014) atCentralCarolinaHospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (01-19-2014) at 2 p.m. atHillviewChristianAssemblyChurchwith Pastor Ray Bodin and Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial followed atLeeMemoryGardens.

He was a native ofHarnettCounty, son of the late Clyde Hasty and Janie Elizabeth Christian Patterson. He attended Hillview Christian Church and worked for Spanco and Parkdale Textile Mills inSanford.

Surviving relatives include his wife Annette Elizabeth Lawrence Patterson; two step-sons, Glen Byrd of Broadway, Leslie Lee Byrd ofSanford; sisters, Judy Kelly, Charlotte Uzzell, both ofSanford; and three step-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BERNIECE “BUNK” HINSHAW

Berniece “Bunk” Hinshaw, 93, of Siler City died Monday, (01-20-2014) at Siler City Center.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, (01-26-2014) at 3 p.m. at Bethel Friends Meeting, 2519BethelFriends Road,Asheborowith David Hobson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.

Ms. Hinshaw was born in AlamanceCountyon July 10, 1920, the daughter of Harrison and Margaret (Pike) Hinshaw. Bunk was a member of Bethel Friends Meeting She had worked at A J Schneierson and was a floral designer, working at Friendly Florist, B & B Florist and Beckie’s Boutique. She served as a councilor at QuakerLake, a youth Sunday School teacher and a 4-H Club leader. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George and Clinton Hinshaw and a sister, Glenna Blair.    She is survived by a brother, Zim Hinshaw of Asheboro.    Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

LEE POTTER

Lee Potter, 88, died Friday (01-17-2014) at his home atCroasdileVillageinDurham.

Arrangements will be announced through the Cremation Society of the Carolinas,Raleigh.

 DOROTHY COMPTON SIMPSON

Chapel Hill- Dorothy Compton Simpson, 97, died Sunday (01-19-2014),  at her Carol Woods residence.

Arrangements will be announced through the Cremation Society of the Carolinas,Raleigh.

SWANNIE PATTERSON

Swannie Patterson of Broadway died Monday, (01-20-2014) at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Make online condolences at:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JACK BOYD BRISTOL

CMSGT (Retired) Jack Boyd Bristol, 74, ofBrown Street, Pittsboro, departed this life peacefully at home with his family, Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Mr. Bristol was born inDurhamCounty, August 22, 1939 to the late Jack Bristol and Essie Mitchell Crittenden.  Jack entered the U.S. Air Force August of 1957 and served for 29 years, achieving the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant/E-9 and Wing Senior Enlisted Advisor. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maxine Thrift Bristol, of the home; his sons, Mark and Martha Bristol of Pittsboro,  Michael and Melissa Bristol of Ft. Knox, KY; along with his grandchildren, Wayne Bristol and Ashlie Whitted of Pittsboro, Sara and Gra’ Parker of Holly Springs, Brian Bristol of Aurora, CO, Hope Bristol of Aurora, CO and Leland Bristol of Ft. Knox, KY.

A service to honor his life was held atEmmausBaptistChurch,2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro  on Friday, January 17, 2PM with Pastor Steve Moore officiating.  A reception  followed in the fellowship hall.  A private committal service will commence at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to: UNC Hospice,480 Hillsboro Street,Pittsboro,NC 27312or Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund,2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. The arrangements for Mr. Bristol’s service are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

JESSE OWEN FEARRINGTON

Mr. Jesse Owen Fearrington, 94, formerly of Pittsboro, died at his residence in  Charlotte,  early Friday morning, January 10, 2014. Son of the late John Bunyan Fearrington and Annie Jessica Owens, Jesse was born May 20, 1919 and would spend a big part of his life farming and making a home with his wife, the late Sarah Willa Drew. In 1973, he exchanged the point of the plow for the rudder of a ship and started selling Viking boats and enjoying time on the water, deep sea fishing.  Later in life he developed various properties with his friend Earl Thomas.

Jesse was a 32nd degree Mason and was active inCHICO – the Chapel Hill Investment Club.  He served on theNorth Carolina and Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation Commissions, The Pittsboro Central Carolina Bank and Trust Board and was President of the Dairy Council for the Burlington-Durham-Raleigh area.  He served on the Chatham County Planning Board and was its chairperson for six years. Jesse was a man of integrity and one with a sweet disposition. This quiet man spoke few words, but was always there to help out those burdened or in need.  In addition to his wife and parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his brother Edwin.

Surviving Jesse are his daughter, Willa Anne Fearrington ofNorth Palm Beach,FL; his son, Jesse (Barbara) Fearrington, Jr. ofCharlotte; his granddaughter, Sarah (Tom) Ellis of Athens, GA; his grandson, John Fearrington ofRaleigh; and his great-grandchildren,Adelaide, Crews and William.

A service to honor the life Mr. Jesse Fearrington was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 atMt.PleasantUnitedMethodistChurch,269 Manns Chapel Road,Pittsboro,NC27312.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions toMt.PleasantUnitedMethodistChurchor the charity of your choosing.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

Arrangements for Mr. Fearrington are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

MILDRED BRAFFORD COVERT

Mildred Brafford Covert, 91, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro.  She was born January 1, 1923 inChathamCountyto the late Nellie Maude Parrish and Edward Roy Brafford Sr.  She was married to the late John Royal Covert Sr. on March 30, 1940.  A true and faithful Christian, Mildred was the oldest living member of thePleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurch.

She is survived and loved by her daughter, Ethel Covert Lindley of Siler City; son, John R. Covert Jr. and daughter, Brenda Covert Gunter, both of Pittsboro; sister, Elsie Jones of Siler City; as well as ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Royal Covert Sr.; daughter, LaVan Covert Gunnels;  sister, Virginia Johnson;  four brothers, Howard Brafford, Bill Brafford, Rev. R.H. Brafford, and Edward Roy Brafford.

A celebration of Mildred’s life was held a tPleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurch,7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road,SilerCity,  at 11 a.m..Monday, January 20, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toPleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurchor Community Hospice of Siler City.

The family would like to thank the employees of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living for the excellent care provided to our mother.

DENNIS NATHAN BUNKER, JR.

Dennis Nathan Bunker Jr., 83, ofSalisburypassed away Thursday, January 16, 2014, at The Lutheran Home of Trinity Oaks after a brief illness.  His wife and family were by his side. Mr. Bunker was born June 20, 1930, inSurryCounty, the son of the late Dennis Nathan and Hero Stone Bunker.

He was a graduate ofBellsHigh School, class of 1948, and attendedCatawbaCollege.  He retired after owning Bunker’s Bookstore and Bunker Family Properties. He was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Salisbury Elks Lodge, and a Boy Scout Troop leader. He also served Meals on Wheels.

A great-grandson of Eng Bunker, one of the original Siamese twins, he was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Rise Bunker Greene on April 30, 2006 and grandson Rufus Alexander Lewis on October 21, 1990.  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Betty Tripp Bunker; children, Dennis Nathan Bunker III and wife Kathy of Charlotte, Starla Bunker Bennett and husband Riney of Santa Fe, NM and Walton Tripp Bunker and wife Cindy of Lexington and grandchildren Daniel Latigo Lewis, Kristen Louise Shue, Robert Kye Bunker, Colin Tripp Bunker, and Carson Davis Bunker and four great-grandchildren;  siblings, Bunker White of Raleigh, Helen Bunker Stone of Chapel Hill, Homer Stone Bunker of Memphis, TN, Mary Ann Blanton of Bear Creek, and Jeremiah Stone Bunker (deceased).

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday January 19, 2014, at John Calvin Presbyterian Church,1620 Brenner Avenue,Salisbury,NC28144with Reverend Kellie Browne officiating. Burial followed atCityMemorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Bunker’s memory to John Calvin Presbyterian Church at the above address. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Bunker family.

Online condolences may be made at www.summersett funeralhome.com.

BETTY HARRIS REID

Betty Harris Reid, 75, of 24 Pine Forest Drive, Siler City died Monday, January 20, 2014 at Lisalotte Care Home, Pittsboro.

Mrs. Reid was born in Chatham County on December 1, 1938, the daughter of Paul M. and Lizzie Mae (Hackney) Bare.  Betty was a graduate ofSilkHopeHigh School.  She was a member ofRocky RiverBaptistChurchwhere she sang in the choir.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed being a homemaker, flower arranging and directing weddings. Betty loved people and enjoyed her part-time job at Friendly Florist and later at Family Pharmacy.  She liked to play golf, eating at Johnson’s Restaurant and loved to spoil her grandsons.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Reid, Sr. and her parents.

She is survived by two sons, Robert H. Reid, Jr. and wife Jamie of Sanford, Stan Reid and wife Lea of Siler City; sisters, Faye Moses and husband Sonny of Pittsboro, Paulette Lazar and husband Stuart of Siler City; brother, Jimmy Bare and wife Ann of Siler City; grandsons, Asa and Joseph Reid; many special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. atRocky RiverBaptist Church4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,SilerCity.  The funeral will be Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3 p.m. atRocky RiverBaptistChurchwith Rev. Greg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215-3220.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

January 16, 2014
TIMOTHY LOYD WICKER

Timothy Lloyd Wicker, 53, of Lakeland,Florida, formerly of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-07-2014) in Lakeland).

The family will receive friends Saturday, (01-18-2014) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mr. Wicker, born March 28, 1960 in Chatham County, was  the son of the late Frank and Fannie Wicker. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include a son, Steven Wicker of Lakeland, Florida; brothers, Philip Wicker of Siler City and Mark Wicker of Myrtle Beach,S.C.

ROBERT “STEVE” STEVEN STINSON

Robert “Steve” Steven Stinson, 50, ofBurlingtonpassed away Friday (01-03-2014).

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

 

EVELYN CRANFORD

Evelyn Cranford of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-11-2013) atDukeRegionalHospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

POLLY SHARPE

Polly Sharpe ofSanforddied Friday and arrangements are pending at this time.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

NANCY MANN WILLIAMS

Nancy Mann Williams, 71, died Sunday (01-05-2014) at Wake Medical Hospital in Cary.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (01-11-2014) at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Williams was born January 8, 1942 in Martin County, daughter of the late James Mann and Ruth Grimes Mann.  A  graduate o Pittsboro High School, she worked at Pittsboro Insurance agency, and later in the deli of Lowe’s Food in Cole Park. In addition to her parents and her husband Merwyn Williams, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Wayne Merwyn Jackson; and a sister, Linda M. Lorbacher.

Surviving is a sister, Janie M. Shaw of Pittsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made inNancy’s honor toEbenezerUnitedMethodistChurch,724 Beaver Creek Road,Apex,NC 27502.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

 WILLIAM ROBERT LAMBERT

William Robert “Bobby” Lambert, 79, of Meadow Creek Road, Siler City died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Chatham Hospital, Siler City.

Mr. Lambert was born in Chatham County on July 29, 1934, the son of Oscar Lee and Luta(White) Lambert. He was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, a 1953 graduate of Siler City High School and a charter member of the Chatham County Street Rod Association. Bobby was a retired auto mechanic for over 50 years. He had owned and operated Universal Auto for many of those years. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and had a passion for working on anything with a motor, including old cars, trucks and tractors. Bobby was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lambert; his parents and a brother, Joe Lambert.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dolores (Jessup) Lambert; daughter, Amy Lambert Williams; son, Ronnie Lambert; grandchildren, Lindsay Williams, Will Lambert and Molli Lambert; and a great-grandson, Conner Martinez.

The family received friends Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral followed at 2:30 p.m. in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial was inChathamMemorial Park, SilerCity.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund,4338 Rives Chapel Church Road,Siler City,NC27344.

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

   SAMUEL POLETTA

1959 – 2013

   Samuel Poletta passed away on December 30, 2013 inPittsboro,NC, surrounded by his family. Sam loved to travel the world and that is how he met and married his wife Doi fromThailand25 years ago. He lived his life to the fullest and had many adventures that most of us could only dream about. He will be missed by many close friends, as well as family members.

Samuel is survived by his wife, Doi; his children, Sam, Noi, Nan, Nune and Joel; his parents, Sam and Dorothy Poletta; his brothers, Tom (Shirley) and Frank (Beverly); his sisters, MaryBeth (Steve) Barber and Vicky (Joe) Lima; his nieces and nephews, Jordan, Bria, Dominic and Daniel; his Aunt Anne (Abbamonte), Aunt Fran (Hearn), along with many loving cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date inRochester,N.Y.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Poletta are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

BRENDA C. CLEEK

Brenda Dale Campbell Cleek, 58, ofLiberty,  went to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 9, 2014 after a very short illness.  Brenda was born on March 25, 1955 inLexington,VA, to the late Dorothy Kathleen Snow and the late, Floyd William Campbell.

Brenda, a real estate agent, was part of the family at Chatham Homes Realty of Pittsboro, NC.    She graduated in 1974 from Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista,Virginia.  She was an avid gardener, fabulous cook and adored by her family and friends.  She is survived and loved by her husband of twenty-four years, Bradley Carlyle Cleek.

In addition to her husband, her loving family includes her sister, Claudia Chittum  (her late husband Michael) of Hampton, Virginia; brother, Michael Leonard Campbell and wife Becky of Powell, Wyoming; and sister, Cindy Staton and husband Butch of Buena Vista, Virginia.  She is survived by two daughters, Leecy Kathleen Fink and husband Gary of Lynchburg, Virginia and their children, Madeline Shay, Cameron Paul, Jenna Kathleen, Eliza Gail, Amelia Michelle, and Christina Gail Wells and husband Jim of Columbus, Ohio and their children, Sidney Allen and Ethan Edward.  In addition, she is survived by many nieces and nephews, her neighbors,Nancyand Craig and her best dog, Chuck..

A celebration of life service was held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2  p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro with Rev. Brian Gawf officiating.  The family received friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Hospice of Randolph County,416 Vision Drive,Asheboro,NC 27203or Cora Food Pantry PO Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ANN S. ANDERSON

Ann S. (Stafford)Anderson, formerly ofLake Forest,IL, died on her 86th birthday at her home in Pittsboro (Fearrington), NC on December 6, 2013.

Ann was the devoted wife of the late Robert E. Anderson. She is survived by her children Kaya Goodwin (the late John), Kathryn Miller (Corbin), Margaret Cleavenger, and Robert (Sara), and by her grandchildren, Bradley and Wesley Anderson.

The countless hours that Ann contributed as a member of the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, and as a past president of theChicagochapter of the English-Speaking Union, touched the lives of many. She was a passionate, dynamic woman who loved animals and she will be warmly remembered by all who knew her.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center,1725 West Harrison Street, Ste. 545,Chicago,IL60612.

A private service will be held at the Church of the Atonement.

HARRY WALKER SUGG

Harry Walker Sugg, 73, ofBrown Street,Pittsboro,NC, died Friday, January 10, 2014.

A memorial service will be held atPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurch,71 West Street, Pittsboro, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ben Alexander officiating.  A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall.  A graveside committal ceremony will commence in Snow Hill, at theSuggFamilyCemeteryat a later date.

Mr. Sugg was born inKinston,Lenoir County,NC on June 23, 1940.

He was an active member ofPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurchfor more than thirty years.  He has had a successful career with the Becton Dickinson Research Center in Research Triangle Park, working as a chemist for more than forty years.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Harry Whittington Sugg and Thelma Florine Harrell Sugg; two half-brothers, Winfred and Toby Sugg.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie L. Sugg of the home; daughters, Esther Sugg Zolman and Timothy of Robbins, Jeanette Sugg Mitchum and Paul of Silk Hope, Jenny Sugg Cooper and Randy of Pittsboro; son, Andrew Sugg and Kate of Pittsboro; step-son,  David Justin Hodgens of Alabama; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Johnson, Clayton Randall Cooper, Ross Anderson Cooper, Nathaniel Edward Mitchum, William Harrell Mitchum, Oliver Graham Mitchum; step-grandchildren, Michael Sainz, Leilani Hodgens, Kalena Hodgens and Joshua Hodgens. Harry is also survived by sisters, Merle Modlin and Chip of Fayetteville, Brenda Cregar and Dan of Greensboro, Joan Carr ofNew Albany,MS; brother, Timothy Sugg and Barbara of Snow Hill, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts for technology be made to: Pittsboro UMC,PO Box 716,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

The arrangements for Mr. Sugg’s service are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

BARBARA CLAUSS BROWN

Barbara Clauss Brown, 81, passed away peacefully Monday, January 13, 2014 at Siler City Center.

Formerly of Sanford, she is survived by her daughter, Shawn Poe and husband Darrell of Bear Creek;  sons, Floyd Arnold Brown, Jr. of Chandler, AZ, Todd Brown of Sanford; sister, Carole C. Cauble and husband Robert of San Antonio, TX; brother, Raymond L. Clauss and wife, Faye of Floresville, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer Holder of Bear Creek, Christin Poe of Greensboro, Brittany Poe of Raleigh, Delaney Brown of Chandler, AZ,  Brent Brown of Carthage; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Preston Holder of Bear Creek.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. (Brownie) Brown and sister, Dorothy C. Avery ofSan Antonio,TX.

A native ofSan Antonio,TX, Mrs. Brown was a teacher and later a realtor inSanford.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 atSandyBranchBaptistChurch, Bear Creek.  Visitation with a meal will immediately follow the service in the church activity building and other times at the home of Darrell and Shawn Poe,467 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Fuel Up Program (provides food for children in need),715 Sandy Branch Church Road,Bear Creek,NC27207.

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

January 9, 2014
ALICE CHRISTINE ROUTH BEAL

Alice Christine Routh Beal, 85, resident of Tara Plantation in Carthage passed away Friday, (12-27-2013) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A graveside memorial service was held Tuesday, (12-31-2013) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church cemetery in Bennett with Rev. Tim Strider officiating.

Ms. Beal was aChathamCountynative, and a retired nurse’s aide.

She is survived by her brother, Bernard “Frog” Routh of Bennett.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

SHIRLEY NEEDHAM TYNER

Shirley Needham Tyner, 73, formerly of Carthage died Sunday (12-29-2013)  at the home of her daughter in Bear Creek.

A funeral service was held at the home on Thursday (01-02-2014) at 11 a.m. A graveside committal was held at 2 p.m. atPinebluffCemetery.

A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late William Medley and Emma Irene Bennett Needham. A graduate of Carthage High School, she attended Sanford BusinessS chool, worked for Carthage Fabrics, the Moore County Tax Administration, and Arthur Rowe, Attorney at Law. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Allen Tyner, Jr., brothers,Alton, Bill, Joseph and a sister, Edith.

She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Persons of Bear Creek; son, Robbie Tyner ofCarthage; and one granddaughter.

Make online condolences to: PinesFunerals.com.

VERGILIA GREEN SMITH LUTTERLOH

Vergilia “Jill” Lutterloh, 95, died December 27, 2013 at Cambridge Hill Assisted Living Facility in Pittsboro.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-31-2013) at 11 a.m. at Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Jill was survived by her son, Charles Lutterloh and daughter, Donna Holt, both of Pittsboro.

Please refer to the Hall-Wynne website at www.hall wynne.com for other details and memorial suggestions.

EDWARD PERDUE

Edward Perdue, 85, ofSanforddied Wednesday, (01-01-2014), atCentralCarolinaHospital.

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

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BETTY LINEBERRY SMITH

Betty Juanita Lineberry Smith, 73, died Tuesday, (01-01-2014) at her home in Pittsboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (01-05-2014) at Pittsboro United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at Grays Chapel UMC.

Mrs. Smith was born January 10, 1940 to Delpha Lineberry and Juanita Ivy Lineberry inRandolphCounty.    She worked in the payroll department of UNC Chapel Hill before taking a position with the Pittsboro Animal Hospital.    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Lineberry.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Max Smith of the home; son, Henry Smith of Richmond,VA; daughter, Suzy Orr ofCharlotte; brothers, Odell Lineberry of Franklinville, Fred Lineberry of Asheboro, Tony Lineberry of Raleigh; sister, Wilma Stalker of Franklinville; and two granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to: Pittsboro UMC,71 West St.Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

   HAROLD KENNETH ALSTON

Harold Kenneth Alston, 61, of Siler City, passed away Sunday (01-05-2014) at his home.

A memorial service will be held Thursday (01-09-2014) at Knotts & Son Funeral Home Chapel inSilerCity.

Survivors include his children, Delora Jacobo, Felisha Alston, Latonica Garcia; sisters, Rev. Zelphia Marsh, Myra Alston, Sharon Hickmond; brothers, Donnell Alston, Keith Alston; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

SANDRA LEE SCHILLING PATTERSON

Sandra Lee Schilling Patterson, 56, of Nebo, passed away Monday, (01-06-2014) at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sandra was born in Hagerstown, MD on February 15, 1957, the daughter of the late John Fayman Schilling and Constance Hope Pryor Jester.  She worked at Bi-Lo Deli for a short period of time.

Surviving is her husband of 33 years, Gary Patterson of the home; son, Gary Patterson, Jr. of Nebo; sister, Leslie Hall of Siler City; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.westmore landfuneralhome.com.

CARLENE ESTELLE WILLIAMS PERRY

Carlene Williams Perry, 89, of Siler City, passed away  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Chatham Hospital.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, January 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, officiated by David Hobson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends on Tuesday, December 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home inLiberty.

Carlene was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Clyde and Bertha Hackett Williams; her husband, Paul Staley Perry; sisters, Ailene W. Wright and Ann Albright; and brother, Robert “Bob” Williams.

Surviving is her daughter, Camela Beane Crutchfield (Alfred) of Liberty; grandchildren, Donald L Beane, Jr. (Kim) of Siler City, Perry E. Beane (Lindsey) of Lenior; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Beane, Jillian Beane, Sandra Lewis Beane, Colby Dulles Beane and Aiden Elizabeth Beane; sisters, Josephine W. Nixon; and sister-in-law, Ada Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting,8217 Silk Hope-Liberty Road,Siler City,NC27344.

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

Loflin Funeral Home inLibertyis honored to serve the Perry Family.

MRS. CAROLYN WHITE

Mrs. Carolyn White, age 74, of Pittsboro, departed this life peacefully, Saturday morning, December 28, 2013 at her home.

The funeral was held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church3903 U.S. Highway64 West,Pittsboro,NC 27312, with Pastor Jerry Sanders officiating. Burial followed in theBynumUnitedMethodistChurchCemetery.

She is survived by her husband, J.R. White;  daughters, Miranda Ann May, Crystal Rae White, and Martha Jean Bristol, all of Pittsboro, NC;  sisters, Shirley Mae Gregory, Mary Kathy Harris of Winston Salem, NC and Bessie Rosetta Sink of High Point, NC; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials to honor Carolyn be made to:  UNC Hospice or Solid Rock Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com.

A J “TOM” PHILLIPS

Mr. A J “Tom” Phillips, 86, of 7792 NC highway 42, Bear Creek, passed away at his residence on Wednesday,

Funeral services were held at  11 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Glendon Independent Christian Church in Glendon with Rev. Robert Yandle and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was a native ofChathamCountyand  a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Glendon Independent Christian Church.  He was a wonderful farmer, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He is survived by his wife,  Shirley T. Phillips of the home; daughter, Julie Martindale and husband Marvin of Bear Creek; son, Dean Phillips of the home, and Dean’s friend, Elizabeth Ray; grandchildren, Dustin Martindale and Amber Martindale, great-granddaughter Emery Estridge; sisters, Hazel McAdoo and Dorothy Meadows, both of Greensboro.

The family received friends at Joyce-Brady Chapel 3833 Chatham St., Bennett, NC 27208 from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014, and other times at his home.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Phillips family.

MARY DRAUGHON FAIRCLOTH

Mary Draughon Faircloth, 90, of Cliftwood Drive, Siler City, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Chatham Hospital, SilerCity.

Mrs. Faircloth was born inSampsonCountyon November 16, 1923, the daughter of William and Irene Bryant Draughon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where she was active in Sunday School and the Missions Group. Mary was retired from Belk Yates as a sales associate. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Warren Faircloth, Sr., her parents and eleven brothers and sisters.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Ann F. Fulton of Siler City; son, Warren Faircloth and wife, Margaret of Hillsborough, NC; sister, Ruth Draughon Tew of Dunn, NC; grandchildren, Jeff Fulton, Heather Fulton-Brame and Laura Faircloth; great-grandchildren, Jesse Fulton and Richie Brame.

The family received friends on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at theFirstBaptistChurch, 314 North Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial was held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. in theFairclothFamilyCemeteryinStedman,NC.

Memorials may be made to theFirstBaptistChurch, 314 North Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

MORTON MEAD DARK, SR.

Morton Mead Dark, Sr., 88, went to be with his Lord Saturday, January 4, 2014 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Dark was born April 20, 1925, the son of Newby Judson Dark, Sr. and Etna Carolyn Cheek Dark. Mead was a native ofChathamCountyand a WW II veteran. Mead attended UNC-Chapel Hill, Class of 1951 and was a member of The Rams Club. He was an avid farmer who loved his Angus Cattle which he called his “Black Babies”. He enjoyed watching things grow with vegetables being his favorite, Mead was also a timber farmer and in his younger years, he assisted his parents with the operation of Oakmont Shooting Club. He retired as vice president with Farm Credit. Mr. Dark is preceded in death by his step-son, Mickey Teter.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Imo Teter Dark; daughter, Sharon Monroe-Perryman of High Point;  sons, Morton Mead Dark, Jr., and Thomas Philip Dark and wife Jane Keeney Dark, both of Siler City; grandchildren, Heather Monroe, Jennifer Monroe and Meredith Dark; great-grandchildren, Tripp and Kelsie Idol and Sydney Monroe; and daughter-in-law, Helen Teter of Liberty.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 atHickoryMountainBaptistChurchcemetery,1094 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Val Chadwick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Hickory Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

The family wishes to express their great appreciation to the staff of Cambridge Hills for their love and support of Mead while he was there.

MARTHA ANN GAINES FOUSHEE

Martha Ann Gaines Foushee, 73, of Gulf died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Foushee was born in Chatham County on September 11, 1940, the daughter of Fred Lacy and Olivia (Jordan) Gaines. She was a homemaker and had been a caregiver for children.  Martha was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Lonnie Lester Gaines and Larry Thomas Gaines.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Clayton Foushee; daughters, Lori Stack and husband Tommy of Sanford, Martha Jean Woody of Bear Creek, Jeanette Christine Foushee of Gulf, Annette Keyser and husband, Arvil of Broadway; son, Harold Foushee of Goldston; grandchildren, Ginger Sparks and husband Gavin Cummings, Holly Stack, Ashley Stack, Barbara Jean Woody, William Woody and wife Nicole, Skylar Keyser, Leia Keyser, Christopher Foushee, Eli Foushee, Olivia Foushee; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Woody; brother, Dennis Ray Gaines and wife Barbara of Goldston.

The family received friends Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Ann Ritter officiating.  Burial was inGainesGroveCemetery, Goldston.

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

JOHN WAYNE JACOBS 

John Wayne Jacobs, 78, of  South Main Street, Goldston died Monday, January 6, 2014 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.

Mr. Jacobs was born inLeeCountyon August 8, 1935. Waynewas a member ofBethanyBaptistChurch.  He was a NASCAR fan, and in years past had assisted on the Wicker Racing Team.  He helped with many area benefits, enjoyed listening to gospel music and participating in bass fishing tournaments.  He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Madeline Fields Beal and Wiley Beal; infant son, Ronnie Wayne Jacobs and sister, Belvedere Whitfield.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Linda Delores Jacobs of the home; daughters, Elaine Petty and husband Buck of Moravian Falls, Tammy Spivey of Newport; step-children, Robin Smyth of Lillington, Chris Carroll and girl friend, Jean Watson of Gulf, Scott Carroll and wife  Eratta of Lake Charles, LA, Brad Carroll of Gladehill, VA; step-brother, Jeff Beal of Goldston; grandchildren, Landon Webster and wife, Rhonda of Locus Grove, GA, Jessica Austin and husband Robert of Moravian Falls, Brian Webster and wife Sarah of Moravian Falls, Brandon Spivey of Newport, Shelby Godwin of Lillington; step-grandchildren, Candice Liverman and Tyler Liverman, both of Lillington, Christopher Carroll of Gulf, Bradley, Brandon, Toni Carroll of Gladehill, VA., Danyell Lewis and husband Steven of Apex; six great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grand-children.

The family received friends Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at home of Juanita Phillips,1184 Sherriff Watson Road,Sanford.

A memorial graveside service was held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church,4141 South Plank Road,Sanford,NC 27330 with Rev. Kenny Dowdy officiating.

Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay For Life, % Ann McDaniel,PO Box 526,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

January 2, 2014
JONATHAN DAVID BARNES WOMBLE

Jonathan David Barnes Womble, 24, of the Deep River Community died Saturday, (12-21-2013) at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-24-2013) at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John McNeill presiding, with burial in the family cemetery.

Jay was born in Chatham County, August 4, 1989.  He graduated from Lee County High School in 2011.

Survivors include his parents, Arnold Wayne Womble and Sylvia McDaniel Womble of the home; brother, Jacob Womble of the home; sisters, Amanda Hinson of Ft. Bragg, Gabby Womble of the home; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Dorothy Womble of Sanford; and maternal grandparents, David and Janet McDaniel of Siler City.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DORIS ELLEN WISE

Doris Ellen Wise, 73, of Liberty, died Tuesday, (12-24-2013) at Randolph Hospice House,  Asheboro.

A graveside service was held Friday, (12-27-2013) at 10 a.m. at Goldston Cemetery with Rev. David King officiating.
Mrs. Wise was born inNew York City on September 10, 1940, the daughter of Howard and Wilma (Garner) Wise. She was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Doris had been a college professor, owned and operated “Pack Rats Attic”, an antique shop, and also had been employed as a computer analyst with AT&T.

There are no immediate survivors.
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

GUNNELL BAIN MAPLES

Gunnell Bain Maples, 82, of SilerCity, passed away Wednesday, (12-18-2013).

Funeral services were held  Sunday, (12-22-2013), at 2 p.m.  at Jordan Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Lindquist officiating. Burial followed at Harmony Baptist Church.

Mrs. Maples was a resident ofSilerCity, born inTway,Kyto Anderson and Mae Myers Bain. She had a long career in retail, with SS Kress Department Store, Big K and Hill’s Department Stores, and she was manager of Superior Knits Fabric Store inGreensboro. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband, Ernest Maples, a sister, Pauline Bain Philpot, brothers, Eugene, Anderson, Jr., Fred, Richard Bain, and daughters, Stephnie and Beckie Maples.

She is survived by brothers, Billy Bain and Jimmy Bain; sons, Max Maples of Siler City, Rodney Scott Maples of Rockford, TN; daughters, Debbie Guimond ofAvon,CT, Shanda Hardin of Ramseur, Kimberly Harbison ofMaryville,TN; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

JAMES SAMUEL FUNDERBURK

James Samuel Funderburk, 84, of Sanford, died Thursday, (12-26-2013), at Fox Hollow Assisted Living in Moore County.

The funeral was held Saturday, (12-28-2013), at  2 p.m., at Barbecue Presbyterian Church with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.    Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Funderburk was born March 22, 1929, inPageland,SCto the late Samuel P. Funderburk and Sulee McManus Funderburk.  He was preceded in death by several brothers, sisters, and his wife, Alberta Cameron Funderburk. He was a former tobacco farmer and served his country in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Funderburk Morris of Sanford, Shelia Dianne Funderburk of Sanford; brothers, Donnie Clinton Funderburk of Sanford, Robert “Bill” Funderburk of Pinehurst, Clarence Elliott Funderburk of Southern Pines; a sister Martha Funderburk Godfrey of Hubert and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moore County Hospice,150 Applecross Rd.,Pinehurst,NC 28374.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LUCILLE  DARK JOHNSON 

Lucille Dark Johnson entered her eternal heavenly home on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the age of 89. Born on February 8, 1924, she was the daughter of Walter West Dark and Mattie (Huntington) Dark. A lifelong resident of Chatham County, she was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and worked for most of her life in retail sales and as a bookkeeper before spending several years as a caregiver. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 66 years, Samuel Oliver Johnson; brothers, Virgil Dark, Wrenn Dark and her twin brother, Bryant Dark; sisters, Mae Boling and Betty Smith; and a grandson, Jeffrey Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Edward L. Johnson and wife, Vickie of Siler City; two daughters, Linda Kay Johnson of Siler City, Carol J. Deaton and husband Don of Siler City; grandchildren, Michael Johnson and wife Carolina of Charlotte, Rynn Nicks and husband Luke of Snow Camp, Haley Cox and husband Steven of Coleridge, Jill Oates and husband Chad of Siler City, Karen Asbill and husband Darren of Erect; great-grandchildren, Jase Glenn Nicks, Lawson Gregory Cox, Nicolas Samuel Johnson, Brady Oliver Nicks, Camden Marshall Cox, Graham Michael Johnson, Emily Taylor Oates, Amber Raye Oates, Morgan Leanne Asbill, Jacob Max Asbill; sister-in-law, Polly Johnson; and devoted caregivers Wilda Talley and Linda Martindale.

The family received friends Monday, December 23, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. At other times, they will be at the home of her son, Edward Johnson,1889 Wrenn Smith Road,SilerCity.

Services were held Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church,5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Sam Talley and Rev. Alan Stanley officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park,Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina,P.O. Box 338,Thomasville,NC27361-0338.

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

December 26, 2013
NANCY MOSS

Mrs. Nancy Moss, age 65, ofSanford, died Thursday, (12-19-2013) 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.

MARGARET EMMA JAMIR

Margaret Emma Jamir, 95, of Siler City died Monday, (12-16-2013) at her residence.

She was a native of Adrian,Michigan, a retired nurse and school teacher and a member of the Baha’I faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Jamir, son, Vinson Jamir and parents, Arnold and Mary Carnahan Yeutter.

Survivors include daughters, Sally Jamir (Kolins) of Pittsboro, Karla Jamir (Glist) ofAlexandria,VA; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, (12-21-2013) at Graham Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to UNICEF.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcclurefuneral service.com.

 

TIMOTHY CHARLES WOODELL

MonteagleTN- Timothy Charles “Tim” Woodell, 56, died Saturday, (12-07-2013) at Golden Livin gCenter in Winchester,TN.

A native of Randolph County, he was a twenty-year veteran of the Chatham County Rescue Squad.  He was a member of Monteagle Church of Christ.  Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorthy Woodell, his wife, Sandy Brooks Woodell; and his  twin-sister, Tammy.

Surviving are brothers, Darrell Woodell ofSurfsideBeach, S.C, and John Woodell ofAsheboro.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.  Follow John on Facebook for details.

CARMEN DALE BUIE COLLINS

Carmen Dale Buie Collins, 43, of Broadway, died Thursday, (12-19-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospital.

She was born inLeeCountyon May 18, 1970.  Mrs. Collins had worked with the Lee County Sheriff’s office as a dispatcher.

She is survived by her husband Dwayne Collins of the home; her parents, Van Buie and Janice Tart Buie of Broadway; sons, Darren Collins of Sanford, Carl Collins, Colby Collins, both of the home; a sister, Kelly Buie Jones of Sanford; and one grandchild.

The funeral was held at Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Saturday (12-21-2013) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Houston presiding. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SHANE ISLEY

   Shane Isley, 35, of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his home.

Shane was the manager of S&H Oil Company in Siler City and was a member of the Liberty Town Council.  He enjoyed the game of golf, singing with his band and serving the town and he was active with the Parks and Recreation Department coaching youth sports.

Shane was loved by the entire community and all that knew him.  He was a loving and committed father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.  He brought joy to all those who knew him, especially his son, Maximus.

A memorial service was held Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel.

Shane was preceded in death by his father, Spurgeon H. Isley, Jr.; maternal grandfather, Archie Phillips and paternal grandparents, Spurgeon, Sr. and Nina Isley.

Surviving is his wife, Treasure Long Isley; sons, Maximus and Austin; mother, Pamela Phillips Isley; sister, Jessica Brown, brother-in-law, Ian, niece, Nina; maternal grandmother, Betty Phillips and loving in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be made to the Maximus Golden College Fund, c/o Fidelity Bank,PO Box 278,Liberty,NC27298.

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

Loflin Funeral Home inLibertyis honored to serve the Isley family.

 

BILLY “BILL” CURTIS WALTERS

Billy “Bill” Curtis Walters, 69, of Central Avenue, Siler City died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City.

Mr. Walters was born in Chatham Countyon October 27, 1944, the son of George Mabern and Sammie Lou (Fields) Walters. He was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army National Guard. Mr. Walters worked for Covil Insulation in Greenville, NC and retired from Siler City Siding Company, a home improvement business that he co-owned for 21 years. Bill enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and helping people. He was preceded in death by his parents, a  brother, Richard Keith Walters and step-daughter, Daphne Forster.

He is survived by his fiancee’, Linda Moore Forster of Siler City; one sister, Bonnie Walters Davis and husband Henry of Siler City; four brothers, Wayne Walters and wife Patricia of Bonlee, Bennie Walters and wife Trudy of Siler City, Ed Walters and wife Brenda of Bear Creek, Cecil Walters and wife Shelia of Siler City; step-daughter, Andrea Smith and husband Dean of Siler City; eight nieces, five nephews and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler city, NC .

The funeral was held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church,715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Chance Walters and Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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.

 SANDY MOON-BLOXSOM

Sandy Moon-Bloxsom, 71, of Silk Hope-Liberty Road,SilerCitydied Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc.,SilerCity.

Sandywas born inAlamanceCountyon November 22, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (McPherson) Little. She was a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church where she had served as treasurer. She worked for Levelor Company in collections and on the family farm, raising chickens and beef cows. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, going to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren. Sandy was an active supporter of The Silk Hope Ruritan Club, especially the annual Old Fashion Farmers Day. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry R. Moon and her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Bob Bloxsom; two daughters, Angelia D. Moon and husband Dan Bell of Raleigh, Suzette Moon Spence and husband Todd of El Passo, TX; one sister, Linda Crawley and husband Calvin of Graham; grandchildren, Danneale Bell, Victoria Bell, Daniel Bell and Logan Spence; sisters-in-law, Sandy Parham, Myrtle Phillips, and Debbie Brown.

The family received friends Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. atSaplingRidgeUnitedMethodistChurch,5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial followed inMoore’sChapelCemetery, Saxapahaw.

Memorials may be made toSaplingRidgeUnitedMethodistChurch,5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road,Pittsboro,NC27312.

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

EVELYN O’BRIEN POWELL

Evelyn O’Brien Powell, 98, gave up her life on this earth, December 18, 2013 at home from natural causes.  She was alert and concerned about her children to the end of her care giving life.

She was born on March 8, 1915 to Bishop Marvin O’Brien and Effie Mae Ingram O’Brien in Richmond County, near Rockingham,NC.  She was raised near Rockingham and worked for NC Social Services when she met her future husband, Woodson Lea Powell, III. After a whirlwind courtship, she moved with her husband to his hometown, Pittsboro,NC, where she lived the remainder of her life.

Evelyn joined St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church as a young bride and was their oldest communicant when she died.  Evelyn became active in Pittsboro through her church, her care giving spirit, energy, sensitivity to the needs of others and response to the needs being met. Everything she did was done with grace, calmness and dignity.

She served on her church vestry, altar guild, ECW and clergy search committee.  She also served many civic committees, such as; the Historical Society; Council on Aging; and the Library Board.  She spread her arms like wings, to cover those who came near, while at the same time, she devoted her life to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Woodson Lea Powell, III, two sisters and a brother.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Rev. Woodson Lea Powell, IV (Susan) and Ihrie Hill Powell; her daughter, Anne Powell Ward (Bennie); grandchildren, Elaine Cook, Scott Powell, John Powell, Jennifer Rocho, Melissa Russell, Christy Morrow, Evelyn Thompson and Patricia Ford; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The service of Death, Eucharist and Committal will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on 204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC.  A reception will follow in the church parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church,204 West Salisbury St.,Pittsboro,NC 27312and UNC Hospice of Chatham County,480 Hillsboro St.,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

The family especially appreciates the care of Sherry Powell, Jane Eubanks, Stephanie Tucci, the staff of UNC Hospice of Chatham County, communicants of St. Bartholomew’s and so many others who exhibited the love of Christ for our mother.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. The arrangements for Mrs. Powell’s service are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro

December 19, 2013

REDELL MADISON SHEFFIELD

  Mr. Redell Madison Sheffield, 67, of Robbins, passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst on Wednesday, (12-11-2013)

. Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-17-2013) at 11 A.M., at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett with Rev. Jacyln Jones and Rev. Kenneth McNeill officiating. Burial followed inPleasantViewFriendsChurchcemetery in Eagle Springs.

Mr. Sheffield was a native ofMooreCounty, and the son of the late Elder Ree Sheffield, and Dora Morgan Sheffield. He retired from Millikan Mills in Robbins. He was preceded in death by his father, Elder Sheffield, brothers, Roger, Cecil, Jerry, and sister, Ester Lineberry.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy S. Johnson of Eagle Springs, Rose E. Sheffield of the home; sons, David Sheffield of Robbins, Jimmy Sheffield of Eagle Springs; sisters, Irene S. Davis of Star, Doris York of Coleridge, Joyce S. Hurley of Seagrove, Iris S. Lambert of Robbins; brother, Floyd Sheffield of Robbins; mother, Dora Morgan Sheffield of Eagle Springs; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to help with funeral expenses to Joyce-Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89, Bennett, NC 27208.

DONALD MERLE LAWRENCE

  Donald Merle Lawrence, 50, of Moncure died Thursday, (12-12-2013).

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Haywood Independent Bible Church Cemetery.

Mr. Lawrence was born in SC, a son of the late John Harvey Lawrence, Jr. and Ruth Bullard Lawrence. He was a graduate of East Carolina University earning a degree in History, and a Veteran of the Army and the Navy.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by a son, Shane Lawrence of Sanford; sister, Carol Beasley of Moncure; brothers, Joe Lawrence of Grifton, and John “Lynn” Lawrence of Moncure.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Cemetery Fund at Haywood Independent Bible Church.

Make online condolences at: www.rogerspickard.com.

AGNES WICKER APPLE

Agnes Wicker Apple, 89, formerly ofSanforddied Saturday, (12-14-2013), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

The funeral was held Wednesday, (12-18-2013), at 11 a.m. atLemonSpringsUnitedMethodistChurchwith Pastor Roberta Byram presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Apple was born inLeeCounty, March 22, 1924, to the late J. Turner Wicker and Renna Munn Wicker.  After her parent’s death, she was raised by her step-mother, Mattie Belle Underwood Wicker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lawrence “R.L.” Apple; sisters,EolineWickerBrooks  and Hazel Corinna Wicker; and a half-brother, Clyde Wicker.  She was a member of Lemon Springs United Methodist Church where she had enjoyed singing in the choir.

Surviving relatives include her son, Ronnie Apple ofSanford; daughters, Linda Apple Evanovich of Greenville, June Apple Galloway of Whispering Pines; brother, Talmadge Wicker of Lemon Springs; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to Whispering Pines Fire and Rescue,16 Hardee Lane, Whispering Pines, NC 28327 or First Health Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst,NC28374.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

ROY THOMAS McNEILL

Mr. Roy Thomas McNeill, 68, Robbins passed away Saturday, (12-14-2013) atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, (12-18-2013) at 2 p.m.  atFlintHillBaptistChurchwith Rev. William Hancock and Rev. Burton King officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. McNeill retired from Perdue Farms after 47 years of service as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas William McNeill and Beulah Wallace McNeill, sisters, Dora Kennedy, Margie Hussey, Dorothy Garner; and brothers, Garvin and  Clarence McNeill.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wilma Chalflinch McNeill; daughter, Jeanne McNeill Maness of Robbins; sisters, Maxine Ritter of Robbins, Lorene M. Hussey of Ramseur, Nettie M. Reynolds of Highfalls, Riley M. Turner of Sandy Ridge in Candor; brothers, Richard McNeill of Vass, Paul McNeill of Bennett; and two grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

THELMA “TONY” FERGUSON

Thelma “Tony” Ferguson, 65, of Siler City, departed this world peacefully with her husband and family by her side, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Wesley Long Community Hospital,Greensboro.

Tony was born March 1, 1948 to the late Jessie Alston, Sr. and Virginia Alston.  She was a homemaker and a self-employed caregiver.  Tony often took her nieces and nephews on vacations and outings to parks and other areas of interest.  She enjoyed ballgames, concerts, baking, being at the beach and she was an avid racecar fan.  Also, she loved taking kids to the circus.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Chickila Lynn Matthews; sisters, Geneva Alston, Virginia Alston; brothers, Jessie Alston, Jr. and Richard Alston.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband and soul mate of 37 years, Dewey Lee Ferguson; her son, Tracy Alston of Raleigh; her granddaughters, Adrienna, Deandria, Kerrah and Semarah Alston; her special baby dog, Zari; her god-daughter, Jessica Toni Crumpler of Willow Springs; sisters, Jeannie Alston and Evangelist Lucille Brooks (Ellis) both of Siler City, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends Friday, December 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed inChathamMemorial Park,SilerCity.

Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Ann McDaniel,P O Box 526,Siler City,NC 27344.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

FRANCES L. LANCASTER

April 18, 1921 – December 12, 2013

   Frances L. Lancaster, age 92 ofChathamCounty, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 atChathamHospitalinSiler City,North Carolina.

Mrs. Lancaster retired from JP Stevens and resided in Roanoke Rapids for 56 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Lancaster, Sr. after 56 years of marriage; three sisters, Bessie Jenkins, Hattie Mae Killebrew, Eunice Bell, and a brother, Linwood Lassiter.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Morgan and husband Bunkey; four sons, Warren Lancaster and wife Marie, Doug Lancaster and wife Phillis, Mitchell Lancaster and wife Cheryl, Tom Lancaster and wife Brenda; two sisters, Helen Eason and Marie Evans; eleven grandchildren, Ramie Morgan, Terry Lancaster, Jimmy Lancaster, Lisa Schons, Tony Morgan, Tommy Lancaster, Jamie Sieden, Larry Lancaster, Shannon Morgan, David Lancaster, and Brady Lancaster; 21 great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Judy for the loving care given to her mother.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14, 2013 atAntiochBaptistChurchinBolivia.

Condolences may be sent to 24 Hunter Glen Lane,Siler City,NC 27344. 

DOUGLAS WAYNE POWERS

Mr. Douglas Wayne Powers, 46, of 1001 Devil’s Tramping Ground Road, Bear Creek, passed away at his home on Friday, December 13, 2013.

Gravesides services were conducted Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2 p.m, atRedHillMissionaryBaptistChurchin Goldston, with Pastor JD Mullins officiating.

Mr. Powers was a native ofLeeCounty, and the son of Alton “Buck” Powers, Jr. and the late Mary Ometta Welch Powers. He  formerly worked for eight years at Hart Furniture inSilerCity. He loved to spend time with his family, and loved to watch NASCAR races. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. He  enjoyed listening to country music, especially Hank Williams, Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Jeanna Sanders of Candor; sister, Karon P. Little and husband Dwight of Bennett; brother, Danny A. Powers and wife Veronica of Bear Creek; father, Alton “Buck” Powers, Jr. of the home; granddaughter, Adriana Sanders; and grandsons, Aleyandro and  Carlos Sanders.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, and at the other times at the home in Bear Creek.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNC Hospice,480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 800,Pittsboro,NC27312

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Powers family.

MOZELLE BROOKS GREEN 

Mozelle Brooks Green, daughter of the late Manley andNellieSnipesBrookswas born inChathamCountyon October 15, 1924.  She departed her earthly life on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in her home, at the age of 89.

She attended school in Chatham County before moving away.  While living in New York, she met and married the late Jule Green.  She resided inNew Yorkuntil she retired and returned to Pittsboro, where she lived, until her death.   She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Rodgers, James and Eddie Jack Brooks.

She is survived by sisters, Annie Matthews, of Pittsboro, Shirley Frierson of Brooklyn,NY;  brothers, Lenon Brooks of Pittsboro,Shelton Brooks, of Washington,DC; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Homegoing services for Mrs. Green were held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro.  Burial followed in Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Zion cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.  Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

December 12, 2013
JOHNIE G. WOMACK

Johnie G. Womack, 80 of Sanford died Tuesday, (12-03-2013) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

IVAN CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS’ SEAL

Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal, 38, of Bear Creek died Monday, (12-02-2013).

A memorial service was held Friday, (12-06-2013) at 2 p.m. in Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Qualls officiating.

Mr. Seal was born March 12, 1975 in Picayune, Mississippi, the son of Ivan M. Seal and Marilyn Boone Tucker. He was employed as a structural welder, worked with Special Olympics in Chatham County, and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Picayune, MS.

Survivors include a son, Ivan Mason Seal; daughters, Keely Alexis, Jaxon Grace, Raceine Louise Seal; father, Ivan M. Seal of Bear Creek; mother, Marilyn Boone Tucker of Bear Creek; brothers, James Douglas Seal of Bear Creek, and David Mcray Seal ofHattiesburg,MS.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUTH KEY ALLEN

Ruth Key Allen died Friday, (12-06-2013) at the Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial services will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,2201 Hawkins Avenue,SanfordSaturday (12-14-2013) at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband William Lewis Allen.

Survivors include her children, Cherry Richardson at Greenville, SC, Thomas Allen of Savannah, GA, Adair Sloan of Freeport, NY, and Joyce Cheek of Goldston.

MELVIN ASHE

Mr. Melvin Ashe, 79, of Siler City died Thursday (12-05-2013) at Genesis Health Care.

Funeral services will be held at the First Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, (12-14-2013) at 12:30 p.m. Visit with the family from 11 a.m. to funeral time, at the church.

Mr. Ashe, born January 31, 1934, was a retired police officer with the New York City Police Department and a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy.  A member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, usher, and sang in the male chorus.

Survivors include his wife, Francine Ashe; daughters, Carolyn Petway, Glenda Bolling; sister, Patricia Ashe; brothers, Eugene Ashe, Maurice Ashe, John Bland; and three granddaughters.

BEULAH STONE HINSHAW

Beulah Stone Hinshaw, 92, of Tom Stevens Road, Siler City died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Alamance Regional Hospital, Burlington.

Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Chatham County on November 16, 1921, the daughter of Willie Harrison and Elizabeth (Campbell) Stone. She was a graduate of the Burlington Business School. Mrs. Hinshaw was a homemaker and member of Plainfield Friends Meeting, where she was a life member of the USFW, served as Clerk of the Meeting and Sunday School teacher. She was a life member of the Silk Hope Home Demonstration Club.  Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Hinshaw.

She is survived by one son, Noble W. Hinshaw and wife Kay; grandson, Roger Hinshaw and wife Judy; granddaughter, Deborah Hinshaw Rickman and husband Freddie, all of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Brooks and Joy Hinshaw, Corey, Cassie and Carson Rickman; step-grandchildren, Nikki Edmonds and husband, Travis of Cary, Kim Beane and husband Don of Siler City; step-great-grandchildren, Katelan, Chey and Jillian Beane; sister, Turlie Lievers of Golconda, IL and several nieces and nephews.

The family  received friends Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral was held Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting,1956 Plainfield Church Road,SilerCitywith Kevin Rollins and Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, C/O Rhonda Sheffield,7440 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH “JC” CARL HART

Joseph “JC” Carl Hart, 72, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at his home in Cleveland ,SC.

Mr. Hart was born in Sanford, the son of the late Arthur and Betty Poe Hart. He was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Bear Creek, and he served in the U.S. Army, where he received several awards including a Bronze Star.

Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Claudia Hart; two sons, Shane and Jason; two sisters, Elizabeth Hamer and Frances Norris; and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be held at Antioch Christian Church in Bear Creek, Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. 

FLOYD JOHNSON RIGGS

Floyd Johnson Riggs, 78, ofNewport, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at  home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Munden Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Dobbs officiating. Interment followed at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Floyd was born inCravenCounty, and was a resident ofCarteretCountyfor 54 years. He retired as a painting contractor. Mr. Riggs was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Foster Riggs, parents, William and Lyda Mae Phillips Riggs, and four siblings.

Survivors include two sons, Randy J. Riggs and wife Connie of Newport, Jeffrey S. Riggs and wife Lisa of Siler City; four grandchildren, Chris Riggs and wife Meredith, Jonathan Riggs, Rebecca Riggs, Matthew Riggs; three great-grandchildren, Meriste, Ambrianne, and Jareth Riggs; two sisters, Isabelle Riggs of Las Vegas, NV, and Ellen Davis and husband William of New Bern, NC.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City

LOIS  SUGG WILLETT

Lois Sugg Willett, 85, of Siler City, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Siler City Center, after several months of declining health.

Lois was born on July 27, 1928, in High Point, to Grace Brown Sugg and Charlie F. Sugg. The family moved to Randolph County, where she graduated fromSeagrove High School in 1945. She attended Pfeiffer College and graduated from Logan College inSt. Louis,Mo., with a doctorate in Chiropractic.

She married Dr. Walter B. Crider Jr. and set up her Chiropractic practice in Siler City, where she served the community for more than forty years.

She was a member of the Guilford Battle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for more than 50 years.

Lois was later married to the late Thomas Howard Willett of Bonlee.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Sugg of Charlotte and wife Mary; daughter, Nancy E. Howard ofCarthage; son, Robert Willett of Raleigh and wife Marlette; four grandchildren, Katherine Taylor Smith, Gerry L. Taylor, Candace R. Willett and Ava Grace Willett; and two great-grandchildren, Avery T. Brown and Cassidy Smith.

Following a private graveside burial, a memorial service will be held Friday, December 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mt.Olivet United Methodist Church in Erect.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Chatham County and Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

BONNIE PHILLIPS VAN GORDER

  Mrs. Bonnie Phillips Van Gorder, age 82, of Vesta passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows Nursing Home.

She was born inCarthage,NCon April 3, 1931.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Van Gorder of the home; two daughters, Judy Benrud ofCary, Becky Young ofRaleigh; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Jones of Moncure; and one brother, Atlas Phillips of Sanford.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneral services.com.

December 5, 2013
FELICIA ANDREW BEAVERS

Felecia Andrew Beavers, 78, of Siler City died Saturday, (11-30-2013) at the Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (12-04-2013) at 2 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting with Josh Conrad officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Beavers was born in Chatham County on March 24, 1935, the daughter of the late Burton Albert and Eula (Whitehead) Andrew. She was a homemaker and had worked at A. J. Schneierson and Sons. Felecia was a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years, was a former Elder, held several offices, served on several committees, and worked with Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Cecil L. Beavers; sons, Leon Beavers of Sanford, Lynn Beavers of Garner; daughters, Cheryl B. Hilliard of Bear Creek, Janelle Beavers of Siler City, Julia B. Kidd of HighFalls; brother, Earle Ben Andrew of Robbins; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Edward Hill Friends Meeting,92 Ed Leonard Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

SYLVIA BULLINS JONES

Sylvia Bullins Jones, 84, of Vass died Saturday, (11-13-2013), at her daughter’s home inCarthage.

Funeral services were held  Wednesday, (12-04-2013) at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Rev. George Brice presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was born inHokeCounty, September 27, 1929, to the late Ernest Bullins and Levia Simpson Bullins.  She is also preceded in death by her husband, Vivian Jones; son, James Lee Jones, and a brother, Bill Bullins.  Mrs. Jones worked as a seamstress for Angus Mills prior to retirement.

Surviving relatives include daughters, Josephine Marks, Patricia Marks, Jeannette Johnson, all of Cameron, Darlene McCoy ofCarthage; sister, Ruby Cheek of Cameron; eleven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHNNIE BUFORD WRIGHT

Johnnie Buford Wright, 84, ofLiberty, passed away Tuesday (11-26-2013) at Wesley Long Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday (11-30-2013) at 2 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Daniel Francis officiating. Burial followed inGilmoreMemorial Park.

Buford was the son of the late William Henry and Dessie Gunter Wright. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Sawyer Wright; son, Johnny Alan Wright; sister, Eunice Phillippie and brothers, Clarence and Edward Wright.

Survivors include sons, Phillip Wright of Snow Camp, Steve Wright of Liberty; sisters, Ruth Cox of Asheboro, Eva Beal, Treva Davis, both of Siler City; brother, Henry “Jr” Wright of Liberty; and six grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4AOak Branch Drive,Greensboro,NC27407.

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

GARY LEWIS HOLT

Gary Lewis Holt, 84, of Sanford died Saturday, (11-30-2013), at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-03-2013) at 3 p.m. atSwannStationBaptistChurchwith Rev. Russell Blackmon and Rev. Jerry Parsons presiding. Burial followed in the Cameron GroveC emetery.

Mr. Holt was born inHarnettCounty, September 16, 1929 to the late Lewis Gray Holt and Docia Graham Holt.  He was the former co-owner of D & H Hardware inSanford for many years.  Mr. Holt was a member atSwannStationBaptistChurchand served as a deacon.  He served his country during the Korean War.

Surviving relatives include his wife Donna Scott Holt of the home; a daughter, Lisa Holt Faulk ofSanford; sisters, Ruby Holt Godwin, Mary Holt Dickens, both of Sanford; and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JIMMIE HENNINGS

Jimmie Hennings of Cameron, died Thursday, (11-28-2013), at Mobile Infirmary Hospita lin Mobile,AL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (12-03-2013) at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Rev. Brian Teeter presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hennings was born inMooreCountyon December 21, 1943, to the late Wesley Sanford Hennings and Lydia Cameron Hennings.  He was the owner of Hennings Electric Company.  Mr. Hennings served as a deacon at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and a volunteer Fire Chief for a time.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Marks Hennings of the home; daughters, Kim Thompson, Paula Finchum, both of Cameron; brothers, Herman Hennings of Vass, Robert Hennings of Carthage; and four grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

WILLIAM LEE ELKINS

William Lee Elkins, 75, of Siler City died Wednesday, (11-27-2013) at his residence.
A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, (11-30-2013) at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, with David Hobson officiating.
Mr. Elkins was born in Chatham County on October 8, 1938, the son of Jesse William and Ida Lee (Landruth) Elkins. He was an Army veteran, had been employed with Hadley Peoples Manufacturing and retired from the Chatham County Sherriff Office as a Detention Officer. William was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson Elkins, his parents and a brother, Charlie Elkins.
There are no immediate survivors.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH “JOE” CARL HART

Joseph “Joe” Carl Hart, 72, passed away Sunday, (10-27-2013) at his home in Cleveland,S.C.

A secular family service will be held at Antioch Christian Church, Bear Creek, Saturday (12-21-2013) at 11:30 a.m.

Born inSanford, he was the son of the late Arthur Joe and Betty Poe Hart and a member of Antioch Christian Church. Mr. Hart served in the U.S. Army where he received several awards including a Bronze Star, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a National Defense Service Medal.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Claudia Ellis Hart; sons, Shane Hart, Jason Hart; sisters, Elizabeth Hamer, Frances Norris and two grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Joe’s name. 

MARY LOU PHILLIPS BREEDLOVE

Mary Lou Phillips Breedlove, 67, of New Hill passed away Monday (11-25-2013) atDukeRaleighHospital.

Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Saturday (11-30-2013) at New Elam Christian Church, with Rev. Benny Oakes officiating. Entombment followed inLeeMemoryGardens.

Mrs. Breedlove was born inWakeCounty, January 24, 1946, the daughter of William Thaddeus Herndon and Annabelle Nance Fryar. She retired fromDukeHospitalafter 28 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, JoAnn Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lindsey, of the home; daughters, Alice Sehulster of Apex; Mary Yates of Moncure; son, William Phillips of Moncure; sister, Claudia Clayton of Apex; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SANDRA McDANIEL “SAM” TILGHMAN

Sandra McDaniel “Sam” Tilghman,  69, of Eustis, FLpassed away on November 23, 2013.

  Sandra grew up inBennett,NC and attendedBennettHigh School andHigh PointUniversity. She began her career with Sanford Savings and Loan of Siler City.   An executive for Money Gram International of Dallas, Texas, she just recently retired after 31 years of service.  Sandra was a Baptist and former member of both Bennett Baptist Church and Oakley Baptist Church.   She was a member of the Pine Meadows Golf and Country Club in Eustis.

She is survived by her husband Mike; they were married for 27 years. Also surviving are her step-daughter, Pamela (Brett) Keyes of Lansford, PA;  brother; Jay and Brenda McDaniel of Bennett; sister, Peggy Allen of Leland,NC;  sister-in-law, Sylvia McDaniel ofGreensboro;  grandchildren, Leisha Stinson ofSummit Hill,PA, Alaijia Stinson of Ocala,FL and her great grandson, Jonathan Stinson ofSummit Hill,PA.

She was preceded in death by her brother Ray McDaniel, (formerly ofGreensboro) her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. McDaniel (formerly of Bennett) and brother-in-law, John Allen  Jr. (formerly ofLeland,NC).

Memorial services will be held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1 p.m.. The final resting place will be Lakeside Memory Gardens,   Eustis, FL.

November 28, 2013
NICOLE MARIE LYNCH FODOR

Nicole Marie Lynch Fodor, of Moncure, died Monday, (11-18-2013), at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held Friday, (11-22-2013) at 11 .m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Robbie Gibson presiding. Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Fodor was born inMedina,Ohio, on August 24, 1980, to Barbara Kurzenberger Lynch and the late Gregory Lynch.  In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lynch.  She was a lease administrative assistant with Rivercrest Reality and Investment Company.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Tim Fodor; daughters, Kaitlyn Marie Fodor, Makayla Alexis Fodor; and a maternal grandmother, Anna Kurzenberger of Parma,Ohio.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

WALKER FRANKLIN WHITE

Walker Franklin White, 77, died Thursday (11-14-2013).

Funeral services were held Sunday (11-17-2013) at 2 p.m. at Burnette Chapel Church, Snow Camp.

Mr. White was born October 7, 1936 to the late William Franklin and Ethel Marie White. He worked 43 years on a dairy farm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances White; children, Joanna White, Stanley Jr. White, Kenny White; brothers, Harold White, Coy White and sister, Patricia W. Lloyd.

Survivors include children, William White of the home, George White of Silk Hope, Julius White of Seagrove, Kenneth White of Charlotte, Joseph Glover of Silk Hope, Helen Dark of Snow Camp; sister, Frannie Alston of Graham; brothers, Tommy White; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 

MARY EVELYN GARNER MOHAGEN

Mary Evelyn Garner Mohagen, 84, passed away Monday, (11-18-2013) at Abernathy Laurels inNewton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (11-23-2013) at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Cooper officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mary was born May 17, 1929 to the late Riley Blake and Lillie Moore Garner of Moore County. She retired from Bendix Corporation where she worked as an assembler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Derotha “Ishie” Garner Allred, Clara Garner Harrelson,  Sallie Ann Garner Britt Hussey and brothers, Henry Douglas Garner and Jessie Edward Garner.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerald George Middleton Mohagen of the home inStanley; daughter, Scarlett Chanter ofStanley; son, Franklin H. Lackey ofStanley; sisters, Josephine Forkner ofDurham, Velma York of Seagrove; brother, Daniel Lee Garner ofCarthage; seven grandchildren and seven great-grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital,262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN38105.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

TERRY HEATON BOWMAN

Ms. Terry Heaton Bowman, 55, of Siler City, passed away at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill on Saturday, (11-23-2013).

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (11-27-2013), at Carbonton United Methodist Church with Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Bowman was a native of MooreCounty, and the daughter of the late Bobby Wayne Heaton, Sr and Linda Brown Heaton. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Martindale. Terry was self-employed.

Survivors include her daughters, Megan Oldham of Goldston, Lindsay Oldham of Siler City, Kelly Kontos of Greensboro; sister, Mary “Chris” Everwine of Siler City; brothers, Bobby Wayne Heaton, Jr. of Asheboro, Jeff Lautzenheiser of Braselton,GA; and four grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:

www.joycebradychapel.com. 

ROBERT LEE FRAZIER

Mr. Robert Lee Frazier, 80, died Sunday (11-17-2013) atRandolphHospiceHospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (11-20-2013) at Gees Grove AME Zion Church

Mr. Frazier was born February 14, 1933 to the late Willie T. and Gladys Frazier. He was a member of Gees Grove AME Zion Church and was employed by Martin-Marietta for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Mae Frazier and a son, Robert Allen.

Survivors include sons, Keith Frazier, Tyler Frazier; daughter, Virginia Jones; brothers, Willie Frazier, Buddy Frazier, Roy Earl Frazier, and Roy Lee of Raleigh; sisters, Nannie Mae Alston of New York, Martha Brown, Ola McClenon, Ella Horton, all of Siler City; 17 grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

CALVIN JEROME ROBERSON

  Calvin Jerome  Roberson, better known as “Jack”, went peacefully from this earth Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  He was born May 09, 1931 inChatham County,NC.  He had suffered from many health issues over the last three months.

He was a wonderfully loving husband, father and grandfather.  Jack was also well known inChathamCountyfor his sense of humor and matter-of-fact.  He loved camping, fishing, travel and taking care of and working with his “big toys” heavy equipment, singing to his wife, talking about his family, both past and present, taking care of his mobile home park, and just plain talking to everyone.  Jack especially loved joining his brothers and sisters for their monthly dinner out.

Jack attended Bynum andPittsboro,NCschools.  He met the love of his life in the Roses Dime Store inChapel Hill,NC. He and Mary Catherine Hines were married November 15, 1953. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served with honor until his discharge in 1955. In 1957, he graduated from Danville Technical Institute as a Linotype Operator and worked at the Durham Morning Herald for years.  Afterwards, Jack entered into business for himself installing septic tanks.  Jack and his wife started Parker’sCreekMobileHomeParkand built the home where they resided, on the property.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Ellis Roberson and Allen Roberson; two brothers, Waldo and Baby George Roberson; and a sister, Margaret Roberson Burnette.

He is survived by his wife Mary Catherine Hines Roberson;  his daughter Jackie Roberson;  his two sons, Greg and Rusty Roberson; his daughter-in-law, Marlina Roberson; five grandchildren, Dylan Rigsbee, Randi Roberson, Kaydi Roberson and Noah Roberson.  He is also survived by a brother, Jimmy Roberson; and his sisters, Catherine Oldham, Grace Grumble, Mary Farrell, Betty Jean Riggsbee and Barbara Ferrell.  He also has many nieces and nephews who love and remember him dearly.

Jack will be missed by many, but never forgotten for the man he was and the man we loved.

A viewing was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2013 atMt.GileadBaptistChurch, in Pittsboro.  The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Mt.GileadBaptistChurch,1785 Mt. Gilead Church Road,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.hallwynne.com.

MAXINE ANDREWS KIVETT

Maxine Andrews Kivett, 87, of Braxton Manor, Siler City, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc.,SilerCity.

Mrs. Kivett was born inChathamCountyon June 24, 1926, the daughter of Robert Coley and Myrtle (Powers) Andrews. She was retired from Belk-Yates as a sales associate. Maxine was preceded in death  by her husband, Roland C. Kivett; her parents; brothers, Julian and Lewis Andrews.

She is survived by daughters, Jean K. Purvis and husband Bobby of Siler City, Ann K. Shaw and husband Tim of Sanford; grandchildren, Kim Purvis and husband David, Nikki Murchison and husband David, Shawn Culberson and wife Deanna, Jason Shaw and wife Ashley Buchanan, Megan S. Hayes and husband DeLane; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Allie Grace and Maggie Culberson, Dawson and Drake Purvis, Samuel, Sophia and Will Murchison,  Henry and LilaRuth Shaw; and arriving In January, Shaw Hayes.

The family received friends Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:30 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Whittaker and Andrew Needham officiating. Burial followed inOakwoodCemetery,SilerCity.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com

November 21, 2013
AUDREY DENISE RICHARDSON

Ms. Audrey Denise Richardson, 51, of Ramseur, passed away at her home on Sunday, (11-10-2013).

Funeral services were conducted Thursday (11-14-2013), at 11 a.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett with Chaplain Tony Wilson officiating. Burial followed at Liberty Road Baptist Church Cemetery in Randleman.

Ms. Richardson was a native of Richmond County, and was the daughter of Arthur Jack and Betty Jo Blackmon Braddock. She worked 22 years at Michael Thomas Furniture. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lee Richardson, her father, and brothers, William Alvin Braddock and Jackie Dean Braddock.

Survivors include her daughters, Shannon M. Oates, Karen Hassan; mother, Betty Jo Stubbs of Rockingham; sisters, Christy Nicodemus of Seagrove, Sandra Goodwin ofCharleston,SC; brother, Michael Lisenby of Rockingham; and six grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC 27208 to help with funeral expenses.

DAVID WESLEY SANDERFORD

David Wesley Sanderford, 23, of New Hill, died Tuesday (11-12-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill.

Graveside services were held Friday (11-15-2013) at the Merry Oaks Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Ronald Humphreys officiating.

Mr. Sanderford was born April 11, 1990, the son of David Earl Sanderford and Susan Perkins Yoque. A member ofTruthMissionaryBaptistChurch, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack E. Sanderford.

Survivors include his father Davis Earl Sanderford of the home; mother, Susan Perkins Yoque of Siler City; brothers, Bobby A. Sanderford, Donald Joe Sanderford, both of Bear Creek; grandparents, Dorothy O. “Tootie” Sanderford, Carol Thomas, both of New Hill, and Jimmy Perkins of Pittsboro.

HAZEL HINSHAW SMITH

Hazel Hinshaw Smith, 88, of Staley, died Tuesday, (11-12-2013) at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (11-16-2013), atStaleyBaptistChurch, with Rev. Clifford Williams officiating. Burial followed inStaleyCemetery.

Hazel was a native ofChathamCounty, a retired mail carrier, and a member ofStaleyBaptistChurch. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. G. Smith, parents, Willie and Mary Dixon Hinshaw; grandchildren, Mandy Gilley, Richard Smith, great grandchildren, Haley and Sarah Rierson.

Surviving are sons, Bobby Smith, Barrett Smith, both of Siler City; seven grandchildren, three great-grand-children, seven step-great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made toStaleyBaptistChurch, 440 W. Railroad Street, Staley or to Community Home Care and Hospice,1414 E. 11th Street,Siler City,NC27344.

     TERRY LYNN POE

Terry Lynn Poe, 61, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, (11-12-2013) at his residence.

Funeral services were held at  3 p.m., Tuesday, (11-19-2013) atStaleyBaptistChurch, with Rev. Clifford Williams and Rev. Andrew Hurlburg officiating. Burial followed inStaleyCemetery.

A native of Randolph County, he was a graduate of Asheboro High School.  Terry has served as organist at Trinity U.M.C. for over 35 years.  He was a graduate ofWakeForestUniversityand a member of the American Guild of Organists.  He was a retired educator/mentor and teacher, having served the Wake County Public schools for 34 years.  He was named “Secondary Teacher of the Year” by the Wake County PTA Executive Council in 1988.  He served as Chapel Organist at St. Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh for 5 years and as Accompanist/Associate Director of the Raleigh Boychoir for 20 years.

Surviving is his sister, Cheryl Poe Sechrest.

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

Memorials may be made to,StaleyBaptistChurch,440 W. Railroad Street, Staley,NC 27355, or to Trinity United Methodist Church,824 North Bloodworth Street,Raleigh,NC 27604.

WESLEY BRYANT PARRISH

Mr. Wesley Bryant Parrish, Sr., 89, ofSanford, died Thursday, (11-14-2013) at his home.

A graveside service was held Friday, (11-15-2013) at 11 a.m.  at Shallow Well Cemetery with Chaplin Joel Cameron officiating.

Mr. Parrish was born inLeeCountyon August 29, 1924 to the late Alton Lee Parrish and Lydia Jane Dalrymple Parrish.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers Gordon,Stanley,Alton, Ernest Parrish and sisters Gerline McNeill, Nettie Reid Smith and Leola Calcutt.  Bryant was a self-employed plaster contractor.  He served our country in the US Army during WW II.

Survivors include sons, Wesley Bryant Parrish, Jr., Dwight Lee Parrish; daughter Debbie Parrish Allen; sister Almeta McNeill all of Sanford; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DENNIS STEPHEN MASON

Dennis Stephen Mason, 72 of Sanford died Thursday, (11-14-2013), at Parkview Retirement Center.

The funeral was conducted Saturday, (11-16-2013), at  2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gilbert W. McDowell.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Mason was born inMoreheadCityon November 27, 1940, to the late Clyde Mason and Hester Davenport Mason.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Jencey Leonard and a half-brother, Clyde Mason, Jr.  Mr. Mason served his country in the US Army.  He was an insurance adjuster by trade inRoanoke,VAand inCharlotte,NC.

Surviving relatives include his wife Patricia Ann Pierce Mason of the home and a brother Joseph Van Mason of Havelock.

Memorials may be made to The St. Andrews Manse Remodeling Fund,5422 St. Andrews Church Road,Sanford,NC 27332.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ROBERT “BOBBY” EARNEST McGHEE

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Earnest McGhee, 57, ofChapel Hillpassed away Wednesday (11-13-2013) at UNC Hospitals.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (11-17-2013) at Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with Dr. Richard Tysinger presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. McGhee was the son of Frances Markham McGhee and the late James Robert McGhee. He worked at UNC Facilities and Services for 30 years before retiring.  He also served as a volunteer fireman and First Responder for North Chatham Fire Department for 25 years. Bobby served on the Board of Directors for many years until his death.

Survivors include his mother, Frances McGhee of Chapel Hill; brothers, Ray McGhee of Mebane and Chris McGhee ofChapel Hill.

Memorials may be made to the North Chatham Fire Department,45 Morris Road,Pittsboro,NC27312; and also to Merritt’s Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund,1090 Farrington Point Road,Chapel Hill,NC27517.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com,

SEYMOUR LEWIS KUNIN

  Seymour Lewis Kunin, 88 of Pittsboro died Thursday, (11-14-2013).

Arrangements are being handled by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.

CHERYL ANN McNEW

Cheryl Ann McNew, 52 of Pittsboro died Monday, (11-14-2013).

Arrangements are being handled by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro.

ROBERT FRAZIER

Mr. Robert Frazier, 80, passed away Sunday, (11-17-2013) at the Randolph Hospice Home inAsheboro.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (11-20-2013) at 2 p.m. at Gees Grove AME Zion Church, with visitation from 1 to 2 at the church.

Survivors include sons, Keith Frazier, Tyler Frazier; daughter, Virginia Jones; brothers, Willie Frazier, Buddy Frazier, Roy Earl Frazier, all of Siler City, Roy Lee of Raleigh; sisters, Nannie Mae Alston of New York, Martha Brower, Ola McClenon, Ella Horton, all of Siler City; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

WALKER FRANKLIN WHITE

Mr. Walker Franklin White died Thursday (11-14-2013) at Hospice Home,Burlington.

Funeral services were held Sunday (11-17-2013) at 2 p.m. atBurnetteChapelChurchin Graham.

Survivors include his children, William F. White of the home, George White of Silk Hope, Julius White of Seagrove, Kenneth White of Charlotte, Joseph Glover, and Helen Dark of Snow Camp; brothers, Tommy White, Joseph White, both of Graham; sister, Francis Alston of Graham; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 ALLENE BARKER HART

Allene Barker Hart, 80, of Old Plank Road, Siler City died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Burlington.

Mrs. Hart was born inChathamCounty, June 16, 1933, the daughter of Johnie Henry and Dena (Hicks) Barker. She was employed by A J Schneierson for over 30 years and had also worked in the cafeteria for the Chatham County Schools. Allene was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rachel Barker and brother, David Barker.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Junnie Hart; daughter, Cheryl Garrett and husband, Stephen of Liberty; son, Terry Hart of Siler City; grandchildren, Ashley and Jonathan Garrett; sisters, Juanita Richardson, Virginia Justice, Frances Gilmore, all of Siler City, Christine Harris of High Point; brothers, Johnie Barker, Jr. of Bennett, Earl Barker of Sanford and Virgil Barker of Siler City.

The family received friends Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Shelly Dial offering. Burial followed in Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LOVIE THOMPSON 

   Mrs. Lovie Thompson, affectionately known as Daughtie, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at NC Memorial Hospital of Chapel Hill.

For the previous three years she had resided at Twin Rivers in Pittsboro. Lovie was 94 years old. We would like to give a special thanks to Debbie Morris, LaDonna Moody, Pat Ellis, Karen Davis, and Katie Hudson who so lovingly cared for Lovie the past year and a half. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire staff of Twin Rivers for all the kindness and love they gave Lovie the past three years.

Lovie is survived by her nephew Richard Bradley and his wife Lee of Pittsboro, their daughter Rebecca, and son-in-law Stephen of Apex. She had many nieces including Joy Anderson and her husband Walt and daughter Scarlet of Rocky Mount and Cindy of Hawaii, Marie (Zooda) Harrell of Williamsburg, Va., Dinah Pitts of Toano, Va., Faye Boyd of Timberlake and her daughter Kim of Rougemont, Sheila Moose and her husband Ed of Kernersville and daughter Sherri of Rocky Mount, and Gladys Flemming and Wyoming Irving both from Leggett, North Carolina.

Anyone who knew Lovie knew how she loved gardening. At ninety years old, you could have found her many days out in her garden chopping weeds. Her other passions were her church (WilliamsPrimitiveBaptistChurch), her family, sewing (which was also her occupation), quilting, and visiting with friends. Lovie was treasurer of her beloved Primitive Baptist Church for approximately 60 years.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, November 22nd from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home,396 West Street,Pittsboro,NC27312. The funeral will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m. at Williams Primitive Baptist Church at 1868 White Oak Swamp Road, Whitakers, NC 27891 with Elder Johnny Ray Gardener officiating. Burial will be in Edgecombe Memorial Park in Tarboro.

HENRY ALEX BAXTER

Mr. Henry Alex Baxter, 91 of Bennett, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Asheboro. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church in Bennett, with Rev. Tim Strider and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Baxter was a native ofChathamCounty, son of the late Huey Alexander Baxter, and Gladys Kyle Smith Baxter. Henry served in the US Navy in World War II. He owned and operated Baxter Service Station in Bennett for over 50 years. He served on the founding board of the Bennett Fire Dept., Bennett water line, as well as building the Bennett Speedway. He loved to deer hunt, fish, watch baseball, and bush hog with his tractor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Colleen Moore Baxter, son-in-law Mike Fields, and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Baxter leaves two loving daughters, Karen B. Fields of Bennett, Sherree B. Menius and husband Ed of Asheboro; grandchildren, Chad Fields and wife Lauren of Cary, Chuck Fields and wife Ashlea of Raleigh, Carmen Fields of Vienna, VA; step-grandchildren, Katie Lagos and husband Will of Richmond, VA, Elizabeth Wilson and husband Tim of Fuquay-Varina; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Claire, and Brady Fields of Cary, Brooke and Caleb Fields of Raleigh, William, Sam, and Annalise Lagos of Richmond, VA; and his special companions, grand dogs, Zack and Zoie.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening, November 7, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham St.,Bennett,NC27208, and other times, at the home of his daughter Karen Fields in Bennett. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,P.O. Box 91,Bennett,NC27208.

Arrangements are entrusted to Joyce-Brady Chapel.

PAMELA PETTY CHAMPION

Pamela Petty Champion, ofLake Orion,MI, went home to be with the Lord on November 13, 2013 at age 55. Beloved wife of Mark Champion, loving mother of Doug and Rachel Collins. Step-mother of Nicole Cohn, Carly Fleming and Evan Champion.  Step-grandmother of Xander and Sophia Grillo. Dear daughter of Barbara and the late George Petty. Sister to Jennifer (Terry) Stokes and the late Jeff Petty. Aunt of Alyssa  and Thomas Stokes. Pam was the Music Administrator at Kensington Community Church. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service was held Saturday, November 16 at 11 a.m. at Kensington Community Church in Troy,MI, with burial at Mt.VernonUnitedMethodistChurchin Silk Hope, NC at a later date.

November 14, 2013
GLYDERLEEN “GWEN” PANDORA GRIFFIN THOMAS

Mrs. Glyderleen “Gwen” Pandora Griffin Thomas, age 91, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (11-05-2013) at Liberty Commons of Sanford.

A graveside service was held Friday, (11-08-2013) at 4 p.m. atBuffaloCemeterywith Rev. Robbie Gibson and Pastor Kevin McHarg officiating.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Nash County on April 17, 1922 to the late Solomon David Griffin and Sallie G. Griffin.  She  was also preceded in death by siblings, Teaco Pickard, Odez Gaines, Ferice Johnson, Algora Griffin, Kurg Griffin, Diarous “D.D.”Griffinand Solomon David “S.D.”Griffin.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rocky Fork Christian Church and a homemaker. She had earlier worked at Efirds Department Store.

Surviving are sons, Dale Thomas and Tim Thomas, both of Sanford; one sister, Clarissa Griffin Johnson of Sanford; and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC27330.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FAYDINE OPAL ELLIS TISDALE

Faydine Opal Ellis Tisdale, 71, of Siler City died Thursday, (11-07-2013).

The graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday (11-10-2013) at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Ellen Bender officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Tisdale was born June 4, 1942, the daughter of John M. and Mary Edna Johnson Ellis. She was a native of Chatham County, a homemaker and member of Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Garland Tisdale; brothers, Willie Ellis, George Ellis, Buck Ellis, Gilbert Ellis; sisters, Margaret Oakley and Etta Mae Mann.

She is survived by daughter, Linda Faye Moody; sons, Thomas Edward Foushee, Clarence “Peanut” Foushee, Kenneth Ray Foushee; sister, Annie Ring; brothers, James Ellis, Grady Ellis, and Bernice Ellis,.

     KENNETH WAYNE SIMMONS

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Simmons, 56, formerly of Bennett, passed away Thursday, (11-07-2013), at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation inAsheboro.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, (11-11-2013), at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where he was a member with Jimmy Hill officiating.

Mr. Simmons was a native ofChathamCounty, and the son of Reid J. and Flossie Mae Cox Simmons.  He was a self-employed farmer.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Simmons of Bennett; son, Jeff Simmons of Bennett; sisters, Rama Maness, Linda Allred, Sharon Simmons, all of Bennett, Betty Asbill of Asheboro; and two granddaughters.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation,269 Hanover Street, Building 3,Hanover,MA02339.

ELAINE ZIMMERMAN STEPHENS

Elaine Zimmerman Stephens, 83, ofCarthagedied Thursday, (11-07-2013) at the VA Medical Center in Durham.

Services were held Tuesday, (11-12-2013) at 2 p.m. at St. Julia Catholic Parish, with Father Jim Fukes officiating.  Burial followed inChathamMemorial Park, with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mrs. Stephens was born October 6, 1930 inRochester,NY, the daughter of Lisle and Marion (Wood) Zimmerman.  She was a homemaker, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst and St. Julia’s Catholic Parish of Siler City.  Elaine had worked at the Pentagon while serving in the Navy from 1952 – 1954.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Sherry Rose.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James Stephens ofCarthage; three sons, two daughters; brother, Curtis Zimmerman ofCanada;  eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or a Veteran’s Charity of choice
Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RONALD LEO GILLILAND

Mr. Ronald Leo Gilliland 79, of  Goldston passed away Saturday, (11-09-2013) at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (11-12-2013) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church where he was a member with Rev. Mike Garner and Jimmy Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Gilliland was born in Danville,VA and was an Army Veteran. He worked  as a poultry farmer for over 50 years until he retired.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Augusta Hancock Gilliland of the home;  daughter,  Ginger Azar of California; sons, Allen Gilliland, Randy Gilliland, both of Goldston;  mother, Alice G. Hammer; brothers, Lionel Gilliland, J.B. Gilliland; sister,  Vivian Petty;  and four grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

 

IRENE TROGDON VANN

Irene Trogdon Vann, 79, of Siler City died Monday, (11-11-2013) at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.

The family received friends Wednesday, (11-13-2013) from 10-11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the service following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Bob Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Vann was born in Randolph County on April 17, 1934, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Trogdon and Lina Walters Trogdon. Irene was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she served as pianist for 32 years. She had been employed as a teacher’s assistant and self- employed as an interior decorator. Irene was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, R. Rawdon Vann of the home; daughter, Traci V. Johnson ofEaston,MA; son, Gregory A. Vann ofNewnan,GA; brothers, William Trogdon, Bruce Trogdon, Vernon Trogdon, all ofAsheboro; and two grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD “RICKY” ROY YARBOROUGH

Richard “Ricky” Roy Yarborough, 57, of Sanford, died Friday, (11-08-2013).

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday (11-11-2013) at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon and Rev. Curtis Norris presiding.  Burial followed in Cameron Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Yarborough was born in Lee County to Deurene Sharpe Yarborough and the late James Franklin Yarborough.  He was employed as a carpenter.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Deurene Sharpe Yarborough and a brother, Jimmy Allen Yarborough.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BRANDON WENDALL JENKINS

Brandon Wendall Jenkins, 33 of Sanford, died Saturday, (11-09-2013).

The funeral will be held Saturday, (11-16-2013) at 4 p.m.  at Grace Chapel Church with Rev. Joel Murr presiding.

Technical Sergeant Jenkins was born in New Hanover County, on April 29, 1980, to ISG (Ret.) David William Jenkins and Terry Eastman Jenkins.  He worked for the US Air Force as a jet engine mechanic.  He was employed at Air Experts in Raleigh as a senior service technician.

Surviving relatives include his parents of Sanford; his wife, Wendi Jenkins of the home;  daughters, Garbrielle Rose Jenkins, Jennabelle Grace Jenkins, both of the home;  a step-son, Nolan Staiger of Newark, OH; step-daughters, Megan Staiger, Whitney Staiger, both of Newark, OH; brother, Shain Jenkins of Sanford; sister, Melonie Jenkins Edwards of Sanford.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church and immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

SAMUEL DAVID McPHERSON  

Samuel David McPherson, 84, of McPherson Lane, Siler City died Friday, November 8, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. McPherson was born in Chatham County on June 13, 1929 the son of John Luther and Sally (Fox) McPherson. He retired from Mountaire Poultry, formerly Hancock Feedmill, with over 30 years of service as a dispatcher. Dave was a lifelong member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Men and a member of the Adult Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly McPherson; his parents; brother, Howard McPherson; sisters, Lela Dark and Sue Way.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Betty “Dot” (Davis) McPherson; daughter, Patricia M. Phillips and husband, Merle; son, Jerry Lane McPherson, Sr. and wife, Joyce; brother, George McPherson of Siler City; grandchildren, Jerry Lane McPherson, Jr., Lori P. Shell and husband, Gray, Brent Phillips and wife, Sharon; step-granddaughter, Carol Henderson; great-grandchildren, Graham, Grace and Noah Shell, Kallie and Kolton Phillips.

The family received friends Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home, 14 McPherson Lane, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church or to West Chatham Meals on Wheels, 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

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

JAMES BENJAMIN “JAMIE” HARRIS, JR.

James Benjamin “Jamie” Harris, Jr., 47, of 8377 Holman Mill Road, Snow Camp died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his residence.

Jamie was born in Chatham County on May 1, 1966, the son of James Benjamin and Lois Harris, Sr. He was employed by Hudson Cable as Operations Manager and attended South Fork Friends Meeting. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews and watching car racing.

Survivors include his wife, Donna G. Moon of the home; father and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Hazel Moon of Snow Camp; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received friends Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road,Snow Camp, NC 27349. The funeral followed at 3 p.m.   at South Fork Friends Meeting, with Andrew Needham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family c/o Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

JAMES THOMAS WILLIAMS, SR.      

James Thomas Williams, Sr., 78, of 548 Cooper Street, Staley  died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his residence after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Williams was born in Randolph County on April 12, 1935, the son of Heber and Dora (Branson) Williams.  He had worked for over 30 years at Western Electric and AT&T in purchasing.  Tommy was a member of Staley Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  He was a former Mayor for the town of Staley and a former member of the town board.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Ipcot.

He is survived by one daughter, Ellen Williams-Masson; one son, James Thomas Williams, Jr.; sister, Cheryl Williams; brother, Clifford Williams; grandchildren, Katie, Benjamin, Joshua, and Casey; lifelong friend, Joanne Hicks and best friend, Richard Parks.

The family received friends Monday, November 11, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.

The funeral was held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Staley Baptist Church, 440 West Railroad Street, Staley with Rev. Clifford Williams and Ellen Williams- Masson officiating.  Burial followed in the Staley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Memorial Fund at Staley Baptist Church, P O Box 237, Staley Baptist Church, NC  27355.

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

PATRICIA WILLIAMS COX

Patricia Williams Cox, 55, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro.

Mrs. Cox was born in Chatham County on November 29, 1957, the daughter of Paul Ray and Betty Jean (Fox Elkins) Williams.  Patricia was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother, Maude Kimrey.

She is survived by one daughter, Heather Parker and husband Joseph;    one son, Brandon Cox; two grandsons, Dillon Parker, Corbin Parker; best friends, Bonnie Byram and Tonya McManus.

The family will be at the home of the daughter, Heather Parker, 383 Joe Brown Road, Bear Creek.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the family home.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

JOHNSON DELOS O’DANIEL

Chapel Hill – Johnson Delos O’Daniel, born February 22, 1931 to Blanche and Johnson O’Daniel in Chatham County, North Carolina passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013.  Delos was raised on his family farm in Chatham County with his sisters Hazel, Marjorie and his brother Eddie.

Delos is survived by his loving wife, Jean Partin O’Daniel, his best friend and supporter for 58 years.  Also surviving Delos are three wonderful and loving daughters, Beth Kimberly Easterling, Lisa Kay McGee and Cassandra Dee Copeland; three great son-in-laws, David Easterling, David McGee, and Mitchell Copeland; four beautiful and loving granddaughters, Hannah Easterling Howell and her husband Christopher, Katie Easterling, Ali McGee, Rebekah McGee, and two very lively and handsome grandsons, Matthew Copeland and Christopher Copeland; one great grandson, Adam Christopher Ivers II, son of Katie and her fiancée Adam Ivers; and his loving brother, William Ed O’Daniel and his wife Phyllis.

Delos was preceded in death by a loving daughter Tammy Leigh O’Daniel, a beautiful granddaughter, Cassie Lynn Carter, and his sisters Hazel Allen and Marjorie Pickard.

Delos, who was given a Greek name by his grandmother Manie Williams, graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1950.  He joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, with the famed 25th Division, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.  Delos was extremely patriotic, loved his country and our flag, second only to family.  He was a long time member of the Chapel Hill American Legion Post 6.

Following his military service, Delos went to work at UNC Hospital where he became the Director of Food Service and Catering before retiring in 1993.  Delos was also the President of HOKY Sales Company, provider of floor care appliances to countless funeral homes, hotels, restaurants and other businesses nationwide.

From birth until his marriage he was a member of the Orange Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent.  Delos later became a member of the Carrboro United Methodist Church where he served on many boards and committees and was a member of the church choir.  He also served on many boards in Orange County and on the Carrboro Town Board, and also was the chairman of the 747 Club of the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. His gentle, kind nature and infectious personality led him to become a much loved and well respected figure in many circles of the community.

Delos also was a staunch supporter of the Tar Heels, especially Tar Heel Baseball and could often be found in the stands at Boshamer Stadium cheering on his beloved Tar Heels.

Delos loved the Christmas season and cherished that his daughters and their families spent every Christmas at the “family” home with him and Jean.  He loved his family deeply and will be missed by all.

The O’Daniel family would like to thank all the doctors and staff at UNC Hospitals, the nurses and aides at UNC Hospice, and his healthcare aide Anita.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 15 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

Services for Delos will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16 at Carrboro United Methodist Church with interment immediately following at Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the following; the Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC Hospitals, UNC Hospice, and the Carrboro United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, Select “Current Service” the “Obits and Guestbook”.

Arrangements for Mr. O’Daniel are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation, Pittsboro.

November 7, 2013
       CLEATIS  MARSH  

Mr. Cleatis Marsh, 84, of  Pittsboro, died Saturday, (10-12-2013) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, (10-16-2013) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church.

Survivors include his children, Brother Peacemaker of Durham, Brenda M. Headen of Pittsboro, Joyce M. Marsh of Austell, GA, Jacqueline D. Marsh of Durham, Grady D. McKinney of Chapel Hill, George Scurlock of Pittsboro; brothers, Oliver Marsh, Charles Marsh; sister, Mexie Burnette, all of Pittsboro; and several grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

SARA CLEGG COX

Sara Clegg Cox of Sanford died Sunday, (11-03-2013) at Parkview Retirement Home.

Sara was born November 18, 1936.  She was the daughter of Alvis Bynum and Davie Clegg. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, Wilbur, Alvis and her husband,  J. Paul Cox. Sara graduated from Deep River School and  UNC Greensboro.  She was a member of Center United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three stepchildren, Gary Cox of Sanford, Beverly Cranford of Carthage, Paula Rogers of Corneilus;  six grandchildren and  ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research,1201 Walnut Street, Suite 202,Cary,NC27511.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SUE ANN WILLIAMS

Sue Ann Williams Lotter died Sunday, (11-03-2013) at Duke Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron at a later date.

Condolences may be made at:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. (Sanford) 

HORACE AVERETT CAMERON

Horace Averett Cameron, 81, of Cameron died Saturday, (11-02-2013), at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral service was conducted at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, (11-05-2013), at 3 p.m. with Pastor John Brown and Dr. Carl Matthews officiating.  Burial followed in Grace Chapel Church Cemetery.

He was born in Moore County, to the late Parker Holmes Cameron and Cecil Agness Watts.  He was preceded in death by sisters,  Margaret Cameron Ross and Olga Belle Cameron.  He worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Company for many years and was a Barber in Cameron.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Clara M. Cameron of Cameron, and a sister, Louise Danley of Cameron.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SARA ELAINE MAULTSBY

January 5, 1940 – October 27, 2013

  Sara Elaine Maultsby, 73, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 after an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William LeRoy Maultsby and Virginia Jones Maultsby of Mebane.

Survivors include her son, Nicholas Maultsby Jones of Baltimore,MD; five sisters, Phyllis Young of Greensboro, Nancy Young of Oakhurst,CA, Gail Caison of Jeannette,PA, Betty Maultsby of Chapel Hill, Vicki Driscoll of Pittsboro; and a brother, Drew Maultsby of Chapel Hill.

Sara was a 1957 graduate of Mebane High School and a 1961 graduate of Duke University. She obtained a Master of Arts in English from the University of San Francisco and a degree in French conversation from L’Universite de Lausanne, France. Her professional career includes: stewardess for Pan American World Airways, Contributing Editor and Columnist for the San Diego Reader, Artists in Prisons Program for at-risk youth for the LA County Office of Education, Associates Producing Director and Project Director for L.A. Theatre Works, Education/Communication Manager of SunShares in Durham, NC, Director of Cultural Resources for Chatham County, NC, and Managing Arts Director for the Page Walker Museum Art and History Center in Cary.

A memorial service is planned for the Page Walker Museum in Cary,NC, on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care.

CYNTHIA LOUISE WRIGHT

Cynthia Mackie Gottberg Wright passed away on October 28, 2013.

Cindy was born on November 17, 1962 in Portland, Maine to Jacqueline and the late Thomas Mackie. After graduating from Kennebunk High School, she moved to Florida to attend college. Having returned to NC, she met and married Darren Wright. Cindy then earned a Paralegal degree from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford,  where she was on the Dean’s List. She worked as a Paralegal for many years before becoming a Massage Therapist and devoting her time to working with cancer patients.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Darren Wright; her mother, Jacqueline Stewart and step-father, Harvey E. Stewart, Sr. of Hope Mills;  her daughter, Porchia Gottberg Rudanovic and her husband, Milan of Davidson,  her son, Joseph Thomas Wright of Pittsboro;  and two step-children, Michael Wright and his wife Kelly of Concord, and Katelyn Clack and her husband Christian of Taylorsville.  Cindy was an only child, but inherited four siblings, Sandra Clark of Wade, Harvey E. Stewart, Jr. of College Station, TX, Steven C. Stewart, Jr. of Grays Creek, and Jennifer C. Hixson of MD.

Services for Mrs. Wright were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at New Horizons Fellowship Church in Apex. Pastor Ray Wickham officiated. A reception followed in the N.H.F. Annex.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in her name to the American Cancer Society and the Society for Oncology Massage at s4om.org.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

MARGARET LUCY DISNEY

Margaret L. Disney died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Carolina Meadows Retirement Community inChapel Hill,North Carolina.

She was born February 21, 1909, in Anne Arundel County,Maryland, the daughter of Richard Philip and Lucy Smith Disney.  She lived, was educated, and  employed in Maryland until she moved to North Carolina in 1985.  She enjoyed life in NC living close to her sister Elizabeth and John, her sister’s husband, who both preceded her in death.

Margaret retired in 1977, after 30 years as Administrative Secretary in both Maryland’s Chronic Disease section of the Public Health Department and Rehabilitation Hospitals.

Margaret served her country in World War II as a WAC where she was trained to be an x-ray technician.  She was a talented artist and attended art and design school in Baltimore.  Her love for art and painting brought lifelong joy to her.  Her skills as a clothing designer and seamstress enabled her to create lovely fashions.

A stalwart in the Pittsboro United Methodist Church, Margaret collected items all year long to turn into art for the annual fundraiser.  With great attention to detail, she painted, sewed, and glued many handcrafted items for the bazaar.

Aunt Margaret was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Surviving are nephews John Hughes, Jr. and wife Charlotte of Hillsborough, NC and Robert F. Hughes and wife Linda of Roanoke, VA.  She has three grand nieces and nephews, Johna Hughes Bruton and husband Ric and their sons Bays and Hampton, Josh Hughes and wife Jamie and their children Olivia and Hoyt, and Robby Hughes.

A memorial service will be at Pittsboro United Methodist Church on 11-16-2013 at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill,NC on  11-16-2013 at  2 p.m..

Memorials may be made to Pittsboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 1320 Dorsey Road, Hanover MD 21077

October 31, 2013 
JEFFREY ALLEN BLAKLEY

Jeffrey Allen Blakeley, 36, of Siler City died Wednesday, (10-23-2013) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Blakely was born in Tipton, Indiana May 20, 1977, the son of Willie and Martha Petty Blakley. He was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, employed as a machine operator with EPC, and a Southern Baptist.

Survivors include his parents, Willie and Martha Blakley of Siler City; sisters, Karen Blakley of Kernersville, Jennifer Wittenbrook of Greensboro; brother, William Blakley of Siler City; maternal grandmother, Edna Estelle Dyke of Washburg,TN.

Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN CALVIN “JC” BOWERS

John Calvin “JC” Bowers, 79, of Siler City died Tuesday, (10-22-2013) at his residence.

A graveside service was held Saturday (10-26-2013) at 2 p.m. at Hickory Mountain U.M.C. with Rev. Mary Ellen Bender officiating.

Mr. Bowers was born in Chatham County July 27, 1934, the son of Wiley and Eva (Thompson) Bowers. He was a member of Hickory Mountain U.M.C., an Army Veteran and a retired route salesman with Reidsville Grocery. He was preceded in death by sons, Gregory and Richard Bowers, his parents, and brother, Ralph Bowers.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Estelle (Shuskey) Bowers; step-son, Jimmy Marshall; step-daughter, Joanie Marshall, both of Siler City; step-daughter, Phoebe Marshall of Lexington; sisters, Margaret Thornburg of Siler City, Maxine Tillman of Goldston, Betty Jean Bowers of Bear Creek; brother, Sherman Bowers of Siler City; ten grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three, great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made toHickoryMountainU.M.C.CemeteryFund, c/o Floyd Bowers,911 Shannon Drive,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences to:www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GOLDIE ANN CRISSMAN PALLONE EBINAL

Mrs. Goldie Ann Crissman Pallone Ebinal, 84, of Sanford died Wednesday (10-23-2013) at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A native of Vandergrift, PA, she was born August 8, 1929 to the late Harry S. Crissman and Martha M. Slagle Crissman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Pallone; brothers, Robert Crissman, Jay Crissman and Homer Crissman and an infant sister. She owned and operated a small business specializing in making garments for the handicapped.

Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Pallone of East Palatka, FL, Francis P. Pallone ofSt. Augustine,FL; daughters, Claudia A. Foulk of Sanford, Santina M. Zoruba ofDoylestown, OH; brothers, Leroy Crissmand of Spring Church,PA, Jimmy Crissman ofBeaumont,TX; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Make condolences online at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LOUVENE WILLIAMSON MANESS

Ms. Louvene Williamson Maness, 88, of Bennett passed away Sunday (10-27-2013) at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held Wednesday (10-30-2013) at 2 p.m. at Joyce Brady Chapel with Rev. Joey Green officiating. Burial will follow at High Falls Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

Ms. Maness was a Moore County native and the daughter of the late John T. and Sarah K. Williamson. She had worked as a textile worker. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Maness, four sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include daughter, Elaine M. Jones of Bear Creek; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

Memorials may be directed to FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.

A.C. CHILDRESS

A.C. Childress, 73, of Sanford died Friday (10-25-2013) at his residence.

The funeral service was held Saturday (10-26-2013) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lemon Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Foley and Rev. Wayne O’Quinn presiding. Burial followed in the cemetery.

Mr. Childress was born in Moore County April 16, 1940 to the late Floyd L. Childress and Mary Oldham Childress. He was also preceded in death by brothers Alfred,, Guthrie and Vernie Ray Childress. He was a retired U. S. Mail Carrier.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Doby Childress of the home; son, Duane Childress of Lemon Springs; step-son, Edward O. Doby of Tramway; daughters, Cindy Stott of Lemon Springs, Bonnie Blackman of Waxhaw, Mollie parker of Lemon Springs; step-daughters, Brenda Ross of Cameron, Linda Sloan of Sanford, Patricia D. Douglas of Moncure, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

KENNITH RAY YOW

Mr. Kennith Ray Yow, 59, of Bennett passed away at his home on Friday (10-25-2013).

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday (10-27-2013) at 2 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Church in Bennett, with Rev. Joey Green officiating.

Mr. Yow was a Chatham County native. He worked as a diesel mechanic at Mountaire Farms in Candor.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Virginia “Jenny” Yow of the home; daughters, Brandy Yow Swaney of Seagrove, Autumn Yow of the home; father, Coy L. Yow of Seagrove; mother, Annie Ruth Yow Star; sisters, Ann McLeod, Kay Caviness of Star.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toPineMountainFriendsChurch,268 Phillips Road,Bennett,NC27208, or Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204.

Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

GUILFORD RAY LANGLEY

Guilford Ray Langley, 68, of Siler City died Friday (10-25-2013) in Lexington.

A graveside service will be held Friday, (11-01-2013) at 11 a.m. atStaleyCemetery, with Rev. Darrell Williams officiating.

Mr. Langley was born in Guilford County of June 11, 1945, the son of Ray and Dorothy Lee (Dunlap) Langley. He attended Bonlee Baptist Church, and owned Tar Heel Philatelics.

Survivors include daughters, Donna Frances Langley of Glendon, Heather Langley Carrasco of Cameron, Traci Langley Gagnon of Bonlee; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Staley Cemetery,Main Street, Staley.

Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN FLETCHER MANN

Mr. John Fletcher Mann, 88 of Pittsboro died Tuesday (10-29-2013) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (10-31-2013) at Orange Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Belcher and Rev. Bob Eldridge presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Mann was born in Chatham County March 23, 1924, the son of Warden Wesley Mann and Daisy Dean Thompson Mann. He attended Bynum School and worked at UNC, then later with Carolina Telephone Company, retiring after 32 years. He was a member of Orange Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tommy Mann.

Survivors include daughter, Jennifer G. Mann of the home; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at:

www.hallwynne.com.

LARRY GUNTER

Larry Gunter, formerly of Sanford, died Sunday (10-27-2013) inWilmington.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Make condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

GERTHA LANE JOYCE

Gertha Lane Joyce, 87 ofBonlee-Bennett Road,SilerCitydied Monday, October 28, 2013 at Manor Care Health Services, Pinehurst.

Mrs. Joyce was born on December 22, 1925 in Lee County, the daughter of William Henry and Blanche (Hilliard) Lane. Gertha was a homemaker and member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting, the Senior Sunday School class and sang in the choir. She enjoyed reading, cooking, listening to music, dancing, shopping and volunteering at Bonlee School. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Walter Odell Joyce, son, Jerry Mack Joyce, sister, Eunice White and son-in-law, Benny Craven.

She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Joyce Craven of Sumter, SC, Sandy Joyce Merritt and husband, Robert of Elizabethtown; two sons, Rodger Joyce and wife, Jill of Greensboro, Ronald O. Joyce and wife, Shelly of Bear Creek; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. At other times the family will be at the home of Ronnie Joyce,145 CC Routh Road,Bear Creek,NC. The funeral followed Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home with Josh Conrad officiating. Burial was in Edward Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Edward Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund,92 Ed Leonard Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Joyce Family.

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

October 24, 2013
THOMAS “TOMMY” WAYNE SMITH

Thomas “Tommy” Wayne Smith, 69, ofSilerCitydied Wednesday, (10-16-2013).

A graveside service was  held Saturday, (10-19-2013) at 3 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.

Mr. Smith was born in Randolph County on August 12, 1944, the son of Glenn Thomas and Hazel (Black) Smith. He retired from Mountaire Farms. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Brenda (Bell) Smith; and sisters, Brenda Albright and Glenda Smith, both of Liberty.

Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church ,P O Box 1017,Siler City,NC 27344 or to a church of your choice.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOLENE COOK BRAY

Jolene “Jo” Cook Bray of Elon, died Tuesday, (10-15-2013 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Funeral services were held at First Christian United Church of Christ, Saturday, (10-19-2013) at 1 p.m. by the Reverend Mark Pickett.  The entombment followed at the Union Ridge Church Cemetery in the Bray Family Mausoleum.

WILLIE EUGENE ELLIS

Mr. Willie Eugene Ellis, 87, formerly of Sanford died Wednesday, (10-16-2013)  at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

Services were  held at 1 p.m. Saturday, (10-19-2013) from Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church with Reverend Mary Ellen Bender and Reverend Ray Gooch presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ellis was born in Chatham County on April 9, 1926,  to John and Edna Johnson Ellis.   He retired from Federal Paperboard Company (now International Paper).  He than worked part-time for Hardees.  He was a member of Hickory Mountain UnitedMethodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ozzie Jones Ellis, a son, James Eugene Ellis, and five sisters and brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Beal of Sanford; sons, Thomas Ellis of Bear Creek, Luke Ellis of Siler City; sisters, Fay Tisdale of Siler City, Ann Ring of Greensboro; brothers, James Ellis and Grady Ellis, both of Sanford, Burnice Ellis of Bynum; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

EDNA MAE CRUMP

Edna Mae Crump, 77, of Siler City died Monday, (10-14-2013) at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held Saturday (10-19-2013) at 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Gray and Rev. David Scott on officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park.

Mrs. Crump was a native of Alamance County and a retired employee of Townsend Poultry. She was a member of Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, Deep River Association and the Prayer Warriors. She was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Alston and Emma Alston.

Survivors include her husband, Russell Crump; sons, Robert Alston of Augusta, GA, David McSwain of Pittsboro, Richard McSwain, Earl McSwain, both of Siler City; daughters, Jeanette Alston, Geraldine Davis, both of Siler City, Faydene McSwain of Chapel Hill; sisters, Annie Lee Alston of Jamaica, NY; brothers, Jesse L. Alston of Asheboro, Gradie Alston, Otis Alston, both of NY; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

STEPHEN CLIFFORD “STEVE” WHITE, JR.

Stephen Clifford “Steve” White, Jr., 67,  passed away Monday (10-21-2013) at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held Friday (10-25-2013) at 11 a.m. at Culpeper U.M.C.,1233 Oak Lawn Drive, Culpeper, VA27701. Burial will follow Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Reva,VA,6262 Hover Road,Reva,VA

Steve was born in Warrenton, Virginia on March 14, 1946 to Stephen Clifford White, Sr. and Lillian Hixson White Dixon.  Both his parents and his sister, Marie White Tinsley, preceded him in death.  He attended Culpeper County High School. Steve’s career included managing plant floors and job sites and later, he was  a bridge inspector with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Broyles White; son, Stephen Craig Broyles White ofMt. Pleasant,SC; daughter, Wendy White Lybrand of Chapel Hill; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, (10-24-2013) at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike,Culpeper,VAfrom 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the NC Jaycee Burn Center. For instructions, see Mr. White’s obituary on www.hall wynne.com – leave condolences at the same web address.

MARGARET ANNA GEOGHEGAN

Margaret Anna Geoghegan, age 92, passed away at her home inPittsboro,North Carolinaafter a brief illness on October 12.

Born April 26, 1921 to John and Margaret Chittick, of Philadelphia,PA, Marge was the last surviving member of the Chittick household, her brother John and sister Jean, having passed away before her.

Marge spent many of her happiest years at her Weston, Connecticut home where she lived for more than three decades. A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, she received a Masters of Social Work degree at the age of 56 and was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport. Marge worked at Hall-Brooke Hospital in Westport, CT and the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven,CT before establishing her own successful family therapy practice. She retired in 1995 to Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC where she made many deep and lasting friendships and was known for being a passionate bridge and tennis player, beach lover, knitter, excellent hostess and gardener, and an inveterate New York Times crossword puzzle enthusiast.

Marge leaves behind four children: Michael of Chocowinity,NC; Peter of Bridgeport, CT; Maggie of Woodside, CA; and John of San Francisco, CA; and six grandchildren. Her former husband, John J. Geoghegan, Jr., to whom she was married for 32 years, predeceased her.

Marge was attended in her final hours by her loving daughter, Maggie, her granddaughter Kate, and her close friend, Neil Flynt.

Memorial service arrangements will be announced at a later date.

JEWEL ELIZABETH HARRIS

Jewel Elizabeth Harris, 95, of Siler City, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Siler CityC enter. She was formerly of3 68 Clyde Underwood Road, SilerCity.

Miss Harris was born in Chatham County on December 3, 1917, the daughter of Dewitt and  Letita (Woody) Harris. Jewel was the oldest lifetime member of Plainfield Friends Meeting and was a poultry grower for Gold Kist. She had a love for being outdoors, gardening and yard work. She was an expert seamstress and dress maker, making clothes for her family and friends.

Jewel was preceded in death by sisters, Daisy Smith, Maude Kimrey, Ollie Pike, Hilda Staley; brothers, John Wesley, Dewey, Jack, and Hughes Harris.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Gertrude Ray of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m.  prior to the funeral service at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. with Lee Lane and Larry MacIntrye officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Cemetery, Silk Hope.

Make online condolences at:

www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

KATHLEEN HARRIS BROWER

Kathleen Harris Brower was born March 30, 1919, in Chatham County,North Carolina, to the late Nanie Harris. She departed this life on October 19, 2013 at Genesis Rehabilitation Center, Siler City.

Kathleen was the widow of the late Henry Oscar Brower. She worked for many years at Brewers Laundry until her retirement.  In 1982, Kathleen moved from Bonlee to Siler City, where she remained until her passing.  She was a devoted member of Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  She is remembered for her devotion to family and friends, consistent even temperament, delightful sense of humor, kindness to others and her faith in God.  Kathleen was preceded in death by two sisters, Nanie Williams,  Cassie Jackson,; one brother, Charlie Harris; and one niece, Johnsie Jackson Lowrance.

She leaves to cherish her memory  a great-niece, Frances Jean Guertin (Terry);  three great-nephews, James Edward Jackson, Sr. (Anita), Henry Grady Jackson (Deborah),  William Reid Jackson; two dear friends, Martha Peoples,  Lillie Mae Siler; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held  Saturday, October 26, 2013, with viewing at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m., at Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 64 East, Siler City.  Interment will follow  at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

Arrangements by Knotts and Son,1501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,SilerCity.

ALICE GRAY MOLONY

Alice Gray Molony, 81, of Chatham County passed away peacefully in her home on October 18, 2013.

She was born in Chapel Hill on November 20, 1932.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Francis Molony; her parents, Marree Sumerland Hicks, Clifton Stroud; sister, Annie Blue;  and son, Korey Dennis Arnold.

She is survived by her two children, Merwin Arnold and Marla Montoya; six sisters and one brother; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

HELEN SHEPHERD WEBSTER

Helen Shepherd Webster, 87, of Siler City died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Siler City Care.

Mrs. Webster was born in Randolph County on November 15, 1925, the daughter of James and Bessie (Coble) Shepherd. She retired from Glendale Hosiery as a seamstress. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Esther Sunday School Class, Joy In The Morning Senior Citizens Group and the Highfill Circle. She enjoyed sewing in her free time. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Reid Webster.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy W. York and husband Ritchie of Liberty; son, Jerry R. Webster of Burlington; grandchildren, Tammy, Kelli, Blake and Jay; great-grandchildren, Khloe and Skyler; best friends, Gladys Fesmire, Mary Lois Clark and Bonnie Davis.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

A graveside service will follow Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. atHickoryMountainBaptistChurch,1094 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toFirstBaptistChurch,314 N. 2nd Ave.,Siler City,NC27344or Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

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

October 17, 2012
MARY FRANCES PICKETT

Mary Frances Pickett, 88, o fOak Island, formerly of Siler City, died Tuesday (10-08-2013), at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center, Southport.

Funeral services were held Saturday, (10-12-2013) at 1 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Pickett, was born in Chatham County on July 17, 1925, the daughter of Donnie and Paul Blair. She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Siler City, where she was a member of the missionary society, served on the church board, taught Vacation Bible School, and helped with the CYCs. She retired from AJ Schneierson. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert Pickett, and a sister, Inez Blair.

Survivors include a daughter Paula Peele of OakIsland; sisters, Ruby Synder of Siler City, Zadie Myers of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com 

RUBY HALL ROLLINS

Mrs. Ruby Hall Rollins, 96, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (10-08-2013) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center.

Funeral service was held Friday, (10-11-2013) at 1 p.m. at East Sanford Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Gibson and Rev. Robert Yandle officiating.  Burial followed at Shallow Well Cemetery.

Mrs. Rollins was born June 30, 1917, in Moor eCounty, to her late parents, C. G. Hall and Eunice Hudson Hall.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Lewis Rollins and brothers Fred and Evin Hall.  She was a member of East Sanford Baptist Church where.  she taught children Sunday school for 54 years.  She worked at Avent and Thomas until the age of 91.

Surviving is  a daughter, Cathy Rollins Davis ofGreensboro.

Memorials may be made to East Sanford Baptist Church Building Fund,300 North Avenue,Sanford,NC 27330, Liberty Home Care and Hospice,1005 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC 27330 or the charity of one’s choice.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

AILEEN GREESON JONES

Aileen Greeson Jones of Siler City died Friday, (10-11-2013) at Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.

The funeral was held Sunday, (10-10-2013) at 4 p.m.at Coble Lutheran Church with Rev. Clyde Denny, Rev. David Neff and Rev. Joseph Miller officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Aileen was born in Guilford County on April 15, 1924, the daughter of James and Minnie Holt Greeson.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Siler City where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and served on the bereavement committee.  During WWII she was a telephone operator.   Aileen was a member of the Siler City Squares and had been a supervisor for J. P. Stevens. Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, J. Samuel Jones; her parents; sisters and brothers, Frances Sharpe, Jeanette Ingle, Ceola Elliott, James Wade and Kirby Greeson.
Survivors include sisters, Betty G. Keck of Julian, and Hilda G. Humble of Kimesville;
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC  27344; Coble Lutheran Church; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC  27215.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

KENT WILSON COOPER

Kent Wilson Cooper, 61, died Wednesday, (10-09-2013) at his residence in Pittsboro.

The Celebration of Life services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, (10-13-2013) from Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Pastors Dan Robinson, Ray Gooch and Wesley Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow in Bynum Cemetery.

Kent was born in Durham County, October 4, 1952, the son of Kenneth Wilson Cooper and Wynell Stout Cooper.  A lifelong resident of Chatham County,Kent graduated from Pittsboro High School and Catawba College. Kent worked in the family business, the Ford Dealership in Pittsboro, where he was in sales.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Allred Cooper; son, Michael Cooper; sisters, Jennifer Bouldin and Penny Boone, all of Pittsboro.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

Memorials may be directed to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

BETTY PERRY LUXTON

Betty Perry Luxton, 80, of Sanford, died Monday (10-14-2013) at her home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday (10-17-2013) at 2 p.m. at Lee’s Chapel Christian Church with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Luxton was born September 30, 1933, the daughter of the late Frank Perry and Columba Carter Perry. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hayden Leo Luxton; and siblings Velma Edmonds, Rosco Alford, Teat Alford, H.B. Alford, Herbert Alford, Nallie Alford, Brodie Perry and Bobby Perry.

Survivors include daughters, Alicia “Lisa” Martin, Renee L. Cotton, both ofSanford; son, Hayden Perry Luxton of Sanford; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Lee’s Chapel Church, and immediately following in the church fellowship hall.

ELTON ALEXANDER PATTERSON, SR.

Mr. Elton Alexander Patterson, Sr., 84, of Cameron, died Thursday, (10-10-2013) at his home.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, (10-13-2013) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Mr. Elvin Ray Moore, Sr. officiating.

Mr. Patterson was born in Harnett County, on July 30, 1929 to the late Henry S. Patterson and Bertha Calcutt Patterson.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Marie Mays Patterson; sisters, Olga Mae Dupree, Viola Patterson; and brother Thomas Gilbert Patterson, Sr.  He was a sheet metal worker in the heating and air conditioning business.  He served our country in the United States Army 82nd Airborne.

Surviving are sons, Alton Wayne Patterson of Bulls Gap, TN, Kenneth Wayne Patterson, Sr. of the home, Elton Alexander Patterson, Jr. of Cameron; daughters, Debby Patterson of the home, Annette Patterson Burgess of Sanford, Kimberly Marie Patterson of Cameron; seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DORIS CLINE McFANN

L. Doris (Cline) McFann at 92, on June 30, 2013,  peacefully joined her Savior after a final battle with cancer. Born Lillian Doris Cline, November 5, 1920 in LaGrange, Georgiato Dewey and Lillian (Hendon) Cline. At age 2 moved to Durham, North Carolina. After high school, took the North Carolina state merit exams placing 83rd in the state. She worked as a state employee, becoming part of the Federal Civil Service during WW II and transferred to the army hospital at Camp Butner as a medical stenographer and librarian. After the war, she metEugene “Mac” McFann, who was being discharged through Butner, after serving four years in the Army in the U.S. and Europe. They were married in January, 1946 and returned to his home in Ohio; later moved to Michigan, where they raised three children, Deborah, Michael, and Candace. Returned to NC for retirement, settling in the Chatham County countryside; enjoying warm weather (she never liked Michigan winters), family, friends and her two dogs. Her Brown’s Chapel Church “family” helped her through good and hard times, including the death of her husband.Doris was a survivor experiencing many miracles in her lifetime. Born premature, not expected to live; survived breast cancer at 67; pancreatic cancer at 71; another form of breast cancer at 87, which returned at 92. She spent her final three years in Michigan with family.

She enjoyed adventure – including flying lessons early in life; traveling, she was able to see much of the US, including Alaska; reading, knitting, watercolor, crafts, solving puzzles and working/playing with the computer (purchased at age 71).

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Eugene “Mac” McFann, parents Dewey and Lillian (Hendon) Cline; sister, Eloise (Cline) Ross and brother-in-law Wayne Ross; brother Douglas Cline and sister-in-law Joanne (Graham) Cline, and brother John Cline.

Surviving are her three children: Deborah (Pat) McCaffrey; Michael McFann/Anne; Candace (Marty) Raymond; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Mary (Nichols) Cline, and beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. at the Brown’s Chape l Church, Pittsboro,NC.

For those desiring, contributions may be made to the church,P.O. Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, Michigan. Share your condolences and memories online at www.holihanatkin.com.

ROGER FRANKLIN ROBINSON, SR.

Roger Franklin Robinson, Sr.,  went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 4, 2013 in the loving care of his family.

Roger was born March 26, 1932 to the late Baxter and Cassie Mae  Robinson inWinston-Salemand was one of five children. He was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Rachel D. Phillips.

He enjoyed playing and coaching baseball. He was a hard worker who was known for excellent work as a crane operator. He received his 60-year certificate with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 147. Robbie was also the Superintendent of Ford Pile Foundation for 50 years.

In 2003, he married Ruby Gaines, combining their two families.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Ruby; six children, Roger Jr. (Dana), Mickey Gaines (Dottie), Dianna Dickens (Tommy), Mike (Debbie), Delly, Darrell Gaines (Suzanne); three sisters, Edna Hutchins, Barbara Moody, Jessie McDaniel; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing was held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. All services were held at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memoria lGardens, Norfolk,VA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to other Albemarle Home Health and Hospice, or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at  www.woodlawngroup.com.

DAVID LEROY DIXON

David Leroy Dixon of Guilford County passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013.

A native of Chatham County, he retired from Mechanical Specialty. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Dixon and a grandson, David Holland.

Survivors include his son, Terry Dixon and wife Cathy; daughters, Debbie Browning and husband “Bo“,  Sheila Allison; grandson, Jason Myers and two great-grandsons; sisters, Pauline Flynt, Tilly Brannock; and brother, Alton Dixon.

The Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church,5120 Burlington Road,Greensboro,NC27405.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank the many friends and the church family for the calls, cards, visits and prayers.

HAROLD KEITH HART

Mr. Harold Keith Hart, 71, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at UNC Hospital on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Siler City.  A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Faw and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.  Burial  followed in Chatham Memorial Park.

Born August 6, 1942 in Siler City, Harold was the son of the late Gurman Archie and Hazel Dunlap Hart.  Harold made his mark in the family business, Hart Furniture.  The store was started by Gurman in 1952 and Harold started working as a teenager in 1956.  After Gurman retired, Harold took over the business, expanding it nationally and internationally.

A devoted husband, father, Dopsie and friend, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Rachel Allred Sunday school class. He also served as a trustee and finance committee member.

Harold served his local community and state in many ways, including: member and vice chair of Siler City Planning Board and Board of Adjustments, board member RBC Arena Centennial Authority, Chatham Hospital Board, N. C. State Health Coordinating Council, Planters/Centura/RBC Bank Board, Rotary Club, member of Board of Directors, Board Member of Chamber of Commerce, Member of NC State Wolfpack Club.

Harold was an avid gun collector.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Faye Self Hart of the home; daughter, Lisa Hart Stout and husband Ray, of Siler City; son, Bradley Harold Hart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; grandchildren, Arielle Raye Stout and Nolan Hart Stout.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their “family” of employees at Hart Furniture for standing by us.  Thanks to special caregiver and friend, Jill Humphries, and another “angel” on the UNC Staff, Dr. John.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC  27513 or to First Baptist Church,   314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City assisted with services.

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

JEANNIE RIDDLE MOODY

Jeannie Riddle Moody, 62, of Siler City, lost her long fight with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at UNC Hospitals.

Mrs. Moody was born in Durham County on March 5, 1951, the daughter of John and Emily (Bullock) Riddle. She attended Edward Hill Friends Meeting and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Jeannie loved nursing and helping people in need and never met a stranger. She enjoyed traveling and working in her flowers. Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Alice Connor.

Survivors include her husband, Monte Moody; daughter, Marci Moody of Silk Hope; son, Andy Moody of Carthage; and a sister, Edna McNeill of Pittsboro.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

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

 

JAMES RAY GILLILAND

  James Ray Gilliland, 88, ofSilerCitydied Friday, October 11, 2013 at Siler City Center. Mr. Gilliland was born in Chatham County on July 6, 1925, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lila (Dixon) Gilliland. He was a farmer and enjoyed raising cows, carpentry work and helping in the community, no matter the need. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Brady Gilliland; his parents; sister and brothers, Dorothy Marley, Eunice Moore, Mary Dunn, Bill and Howard Gilliland.

He is survived by three sisters, Shirley G. Edmisten and husband Burl of Bear Creek, Mozelle G. Fields of Siler City, Allene G. Amos ofMonticello, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Monday, October 14, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church,2300 Siler City-Glendon Road,Siler City,  and at other times at the home of Shirley Edmisten,1575 Oakley Church Road, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Monday, October 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Shutt and Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

THETA SMITH KING

Mrs. Theta Smith King, 78, of Hot Springs, AR died at UNC Hospita lin Chapel Hill,NC on October 8, 2013 as a result of long term injuries from a car accident in June.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Daniel King; son and daughter-in-law, JB “Charlie” King, and Tracy, of Pittsboro; granddaughters, Madison and Catherine King; and a sister, Velma Smith Rongey of Liddieville, LA.

Mrs. King was cremated; no services are planned at this time.   Send  online condolences to: www.hallwyn ne.com, then select “Obits”.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation in Pittsboro.

WILLIAM BOYDEN FESPERMAN

William Boyden Fesperman, 84, died October 9, 2013 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro.

Bill was born to the late John Thomas Boyden Fesperman and Katherine Novella Moose Fesperman, February 18, 1929, in Rocky Mount,NC. He graduated from J.W. Cannon High School and received a B.S. from Davidson College and went on to receive a Masters from Springfield College. He entered military service as a Second Lieutenant atFt. Benning,GA and served in Japan and Koreaas First Lieutenant assigned to the Infantry, 8th Calvary Regiment.

Bill followed in his father’s footsteps by making the YMCA his life’s work. He held many positions with the YMCA working in facilities in Atlanta, GA,Wichita,KS,Burlington,NC,Charleston,SC, Asheville,NC, and finally retiring as the Executive Director of the Cannon Memorial YMCA, where his father was the original Executive Director in Kannapolis,NC. After retiring in 1991, he and his wife Jean continued to assist others through the YMCA by making a year- long trip to Thailand and working with the YMCA in Bangkok. Bill also was a master fundraiser and put those skills to good use while on the Boards of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater (SART) and Children First to name a few.

Bill is survived by his wife Jean and their four children: Kathy Brown of Columbia,SC, Jim Fesperman of Durham, John Fesperman  of Pittsboro, Martha Spradley of Oviedo,FL;  and seven grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. Friends may visit with the family after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church of Asheville or Pittsboro Presbyterian Church of Pittsboro.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

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

REV. GARLAND LEWIS    FOUSHEE

Rev. Garland Lewis Foushee, age 89, of Moncure, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Duke University Hospital.

He was born in Lee County on January 7, 1924 to the late Marvin Carl Foushee and Lessie Byrd Foushee.  In addition to his parents he was  preceded in death by brothers Elton B. Foushee, Carl Clifton Foushee, Malcom Ross Foushee, Russell Foushee, John Vernon Foushee and sister Bronnie Myers Acorn.

Rev. Foushee attended Campbell College,Wake Forest College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and finished his degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He served as pastor of East Sanford Baptist Church in Sanford for 14 years. Rev. Foushee also pastored in the following North Carolina locations;Turkey, Maysville,Henderson, Zebulon, Beulaville and Fairmont.  In 1991 he retired and returned to the family home place in Chatham County.  He was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church in Moncure.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ethel Henderson Foushee; son, Kenneth Foushee and wife Nancy of Sanford; two daughters, Karen Foushee Cameron and husband Jimmy of Sanford, Beth Foushee Brafford and husband Jeff of Broadway; two sisters Reda Partin and husband Fred of Moncure, Coleen Boone of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, Kensey Foushee Erkes and husband Jason of La Grange, Karey Foushee of Sanford and Will Brafford of Broadway.

The family received friends Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 3 to 4 p.m. at East Sanford Baptist Church fellowship hall. The funeral service followed at 4 p.m. with Rev. Robbie Gibson and Rev. Julian Motley officiating.  Burial was held  at Gum Springs Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Jackie Franks officiating.

Memorials may be made to Gum Springs Baptist Church,227 Gum Springs Church Road,Moncure, NC 27559 or East Sanford Baptist Church Building Fund,PO Box 609,Sanford,NC27331.

Condolences may be made at  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

 

BETTIE JO MORGAN

Bettie Jo Morgan, 88, of Ruby, died Sunday, October 13, 2013.

She was born June 30, 1925 in Bonlee, to the late Charles and Edna Webster. She married Daniel J. Morgan in 1948 in Detroit. He died on February 22, 1986.

Mrs. Morgan graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville NC and was a school teacher for a short time in the 1960’s at Yale High School. She was a member of the Smiths Creek Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a long time devoted member and former church treasurer of Ruby United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Gary (Linda) Morgan of Canton; a grandson, Bradford Morgan of Salt Lake City, UT; a granddaughter, Stephanie Morgan of Okemos; four first cousins, Russell Webster of Siler City, Patricia Webster Walters, Judy Webster Barber and Kathryn Webster Garrett,  all of Bonlee; and many other cousins and their children. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Joseph Morgan in 1976.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church,715 Sandy Branch Church Road,Bear Creek,NC 27207, with Rev. Womack Keck officiating.  Burial will follow in East Side Cemetery, Rockingham.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N.Second Avenue,Siler City,NC 27344.

Memorials may be made to Ruby United Methodist Church or Smiths Creek Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

To send condolences, visit www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ALF NELSON EVANS

Alf Nelson Evans, 75, of Siler City died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Evans was born January 4, 1938 in Long Beach,NY, the son of Ernest Frank and Ruth (Nelson) Evans. He was self employed as a maintenance worker.

He is survived by his  brother, Ernest F. Evans and wife, Deirdre of Siler City; sister, Nancy Evans Deutsch and husband, Robert of Sun City, AZ.; nephews, Ernest Evans and Robert Deutsch; nieces, April Coldren and Sandra Deutsch and a lifelong friend, Freddy Elmer.

A reception in celebration of the life of Mr. Evans will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of Pine Glades Apartments.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

CLARA JONES LOPOSSAY

Clara Jones Lopossay of Siler City died peacefully, Monday, October 14, 2013 at Siler City Center.

Mrs. Lopossay was born in Chatham County on July 13, 1924, the daughter of Manley and Mossie (Hicks) Jones. She was a member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church and The Adult Sunday School Class. Clara was retired from Chatham County Schools Food Service. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, yard work, sitting on her front porch and cooking for her family. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, James David Lopossay, one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Stout and husband Larry of Ramseur; son, Gary Lopossay and wife Kay of Bear Creek; one brother, Leland Jones of Asheboro; granddaughters, Jamie (Mike) Fogleman of Liberty, Shelley (Patrick) Stover of Asheboro, Allayna (Stephen) Cockman of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, Blakeley Fogleman, Brody Fogleman, both of Liberty, Andrew Stover, and Keegan Stover,  both of Asheboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Siler City Center for their loving care and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City, NC 27344; Parks Crossroads Christian Church, 2057 Parks Crossroads Road, Ramseur, NC 27316; Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207; or a charity of donor’s choice.

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

October 10, 2013
EULA WILLIAMS HICKS

Eula Williams Hicks, 74 of Staley, died Tuesday, (10-01-2013) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (10-05-2013) at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Michael Horton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hicks was born October 7, 1938, a native of Randolph County, a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lula Wright Williams, and brothers, Paul Ray Williams and Clarence “Poodle” Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Hicks of the home; daughters, Debbie Cox of Ramseur, Rhonda Evans of Asheboro; sons, Doug Hicks of Ramseur, Darrell Hicks of Advance; sisters, Louise Wright of Staley, Eva Brady, Lucy Moore, both of Asheboro; brother, Wade Williams of High Point; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials donations can be made to: Shady Grove Baptist Church or Shady Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center,6377 Old Staley Road,Staley, NC27355.

JAMES A. “JIM”  BREWER

James A. “Jim” Brewer, 80, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, (10-02-2013) at his home.

A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, (10-05-2013) at 3 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Brewer was born in Chatham Count yon August 29, 1933, the son of Robert F. and Bessie (Jessup) Brewer.  He attended Brush Creek Baptist Church, was a self employed carpenter and a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict.  Jim was preceded in death by a son, Anthony “Tony” Brewer and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Elkins) Brewer; daughters, Kaye B. Scott of Siler City, Paula B. Thomas of Raleigh; sisters, Ann B. Thrift, Joan B. Webster, Merlyn B. Moody, all of Siler City, Judy Freeman of Pleasant Garden, Priscilla Thompson of Liberty; brothers, H. L. Brewer of Bear Creek, Robert Brewer, Jr. of Asheboro; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA  23060 or to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy Lane, 45 John LaneRoad, Bear Creek, NC  27207.
Make online condolences to:
www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DONALD “DON” WRENN CAMPBELL

Donald “Don” WrennCampbell, 69, of Franklinville died Friday (10-04-2013) at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home inAsheboro.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (10-06-2013) at Franklinville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Gunter and Rev. Steven Cox officiating.

A native of Chatham County, Don was a retired barber, owner of Don’s Barber Shop and a member of the First Baptist Church, Franklinville.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Campbell of the home; daughter, Misty Lynn Capps of Franklinville; son, Gary Scott Campbell of Asheboro; brother, Charles T. Campbell and wife, Janice of Siler City; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204.

 

EVELYN REEVES GENTRY

Evelyn Reeves Gentry, 84, died Saturday, (10-05-2013), at Liberty Commons Health and Rehabilitation.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

RACHEL COLLEEN ALLRED

Rachel Colleen Allred, 89, of Greensboro,  died Thursday, (10-03-2013), at Wesley Long Hospital.

Graveside services were held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Gray’s Chapel United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Donna Smith officiating.

Rachel was born June 27, 1924, in Siler City, the daughter of Charlie and Ollie Allred. She worked with the Internal Revenue Service until her retirement. She served as president of the local chapter of the National Association of Internal Revenue Employees and president of the local chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union, where she was recognized as a regional and national leader.

Rachel was an active member of Hinshaw United Methodist Church and held a variety of leadership positions.   She sang in the Chancel Choir and enjoyed the Worship Band.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie in 2011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hinshaw United Methodist Church,4501 High Point Road,Greensboro,NC 27407.

Make online condolences to: www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

JIMMIE LUTTERLOH PHILLIPS

Jimmie Lutterloh Phillips, 75, ofLakeland,FL,  formerly of Gulf, died Thursday, (09-26-2013), at home.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (10-09-2013), at Gulf Presbyterian Church.

He was the son of William Lacy and Annie Morris Phillips and graduate ofGoldstonHigh Schooland the Cincinnati College of Embalming.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Lacy Phillips, and a sister, Jane Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Phillips; a daughter, Christie Lryons; mother, Annie Morris Phillips ofSanford; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Gulf Presbyterian Church,PO Box 206,Gulf,NC27256.

MARY FRANCES BLAIR PICKETT

Mary Frances Blair Pickett of Southport, formerly of Siler City died Tuesday, (10-08-2013) in Southport.   Among her survivors is a daughter, Paula Peele.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Pickett.

Arrangements are incomplete at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home,SilerCity.

JIMMY LEE WILLIAMSON

Mr. Jimmy Lee Williamson 53, of  Bennett passed away at his home on Monday, (10-07-2013).

Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, (10-10-2013) at 11 a.m at Needham’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Seagrove, with Rev. James Cockram, and Pastor Frank Thacker officiating.

Mr. Williamson was a Moore County native and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He worked as a weaver at Ramtex, before he became disabled. He was the son of Cranford L. Williamson and the late Vernice Williamson. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by daughters, Brandie LeAnn Williamson, and Sarah Kate Williamson.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary Britt Williamson of the home; sons, Robbie L. Williamson, Jacob C. Williamson of the home; father, Cranford L. Williamson and step-mother, Irene Williamson of Seagrove; and step-sister Dina Owens of Carthage.

The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall, and other times at his home.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC27208to help with funeral expenses.

Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARGARET ALICE THOMPSON HANNER

Margaret Alice Thompson Hanner, 89, died Saturday, (10-05-2013).

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (10-09-2013) at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Sanford. Burial followed at Centennial AME Zion Church Cemetery in Bear Creek.

Mrs. Hanner was  the daughter of the late Edgar and Daisy (Bynum) Thompson and was a graduate of J.S. Waters High School. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked for 20 years at Meadow Brook Manor in Siler City. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Siler City. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Hanner; sons, Fred, Jr,, Norman; brothers, Robert Thompson, Leroy Thompson, Edgar Thompson, Lewis Thompson; sisters, Novella Dowdy, Daisy Peterson, Berta Foxx, and Bertha Thompson.

Survivors include sons, Myron Hanner and Samuel Hanner, both ofSilerCity, Tracy Hanner of Bear Creek; brother, Earl Thompson ofSanford;

Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MARY JANE GRAVES

Mary Jane Graves passed away Tuesday (10-01-2013).

She was born February 11, 1922 to the late Clint and Nannie Mitchell Glover in Siler City. She attended Chatham County Schools. She was a member of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Evergreen Nursing Home as a nursing assistant and she was a home care attendant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks Graves; brothers, London and Clint Jr. Glover; sisters, Ida Meadows, Anna Isley and Annie Lois Glover.

Survivors include sons, Kerney Glover, Levi Graves, Eddie Graves; daughters, Sylvia Lee, Mary Cunning-ham, Delores Mitchell, Rhonda Graves; sisters, Geneva Lassiter, Nannie Glover, Loretta Glover; brothers, Weldon Glover; twelve grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

HARRY GAIL CARTER

Harry Gail Carter, 73, ofJ. C. Teague Road, Staley, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro.

Mr. Carter was born in Durham County on June 4, 1940, the son of Neal and Gertrude (Carden) Carter. Harry was a member of Staley Baptist Church where he was a member of the Adult Sunday Class and served on the grounds committee. He was a supervisor with an air products and chemicals company in the Acetylene Plant. He enjoyed gardening, riding his tractor, bird watching, NASCAR and Carolina basketball. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Pattishall Carter; his parents and brothers, Larry and Jimmy Carter.

Mr. Carter is survived by one son, Neil Carter and wife Sherri of Staley; granddaughter, Brynn Carter; sister, Mary Lee C. Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Nick Carter of Raleigh, and Norman Carter of Efland.

The family received friends Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the home of Neil and Sherri Carter,657 J. C. Teague Road, Staley.

A memorial graveside service will be held Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Staley Cemetery,Main Street, Staley with Rev. Jack Livingston, Rev. Tommy Smith and James Parrish officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Staley Fire Department,410 Railroad Street,Staley,NC27355.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com 

TODD FREEMAN BROWN

Todd Freeman Brown, 48, of Bear Creek died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., SilerCity.

Mr. Brown was born in Chatham County on July 6, 1965, the son of Fields Freeman and Betty Ann Beal Brown. He was member of White Cross Baptist Church, and worked with Goldkist-Pilgrims Pride as a maintenance supervisor for 28 years. Todd loved working on tractors, welding and drawing. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jerry and Don Brown and a great-nephew, Parker Maultsby.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Beavers Brown; daughter, Amber Brown of the home; son, Fields Brown of the home; sisters, Joan B. Cockman and husband Mike of Franklinville, Doan B. Clark and husband Vernon of Siler City; brother, Terry Brown and wife Annette of Franklinville; seventeen nieces and nephews, four great-nieces and one great -nephew.

The family received friends Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 7 until 9 p.m. at  Smith and Buckner.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m.  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at White Cross Baptist Church, 7201 Old US 421 N., Staley with Rev. Edward Brown officiating. Burial was held in Meroney United Methodist Cemetery, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060; or to the American Cancer Society Chatham Unit, 8300HealthPark-Suite10,Raleigh,NC27615.

On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

MARY LEE ELLIS

Mary Lee Ellis, 86, of Goldston died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Randolph Hospice House,Asheboro.

Mrs. Ellis was born June 10, 1927, the daughter of Murd and Lula Hart Klass. A native of Chatham County, Mary Lee worked at Chatham Hospital and later cared for children at her home. She was a member of Goldston United Methodist Church for 76 years. She loved to sew and her flowers. Mary Lee is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ellis and grandson, Jason Clark.

She is survived by daughters, Joyce E. Clark and husband Melvin of Siler City, Verna Ellis of Goldston; son, Jimmy Ellis; grandchildren, Alan Clark and wife Phyllis, Larry Clark, Kevin Ellis, Krista Ritter and husband John,  Michael J. Pister, Jr., great-grandchildren, Amy Clark, J. C. Ritter, Cody Ritter, Casey Duckworth, one great-great grandchild, Jace Duckworth; and her beloved pet Katie.

The family received friends Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Goldston United Methodist Church, with the graveside service following in the Goldston Cemetery.  Rev. David King and Rev. Thomas Simpson officiated.

The family was at the home of Verna Ellis in Goldston.

On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home. com.

Smith & Buckner was in charge of the arrangements.

MARY ANN SEALS

Mrs. Mary Ann Seals, age 72, of Hillview returned to her Heavenly Father on October 6, 2013.

Mrs. Seals had worked as a mailroom clerk for Standard Publishing. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Willard and Martine McClure; brothers, Willard and Larry McClure; granddaughter, Crystal Conard; and stepson, Jeffrey Seals, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 17 years, Jeffrey Seals; children, David Conard (Michelle), Kimberly Adkin, George Conard, Jr., (Charlotte) and Debra Sharp (Jerry); stepchildren, Andrew and David Seals; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Wright (Ottis), Shirley McClure, Linda Skaggs, Peggy Lee (Jerry); brothers, Roger (Linda), Fred and Richard (Mattie) McClure.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highwayat Brooks Road) with interment in Highland Memory Gardens.

Friends paid their respects on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at Schoppenhorst. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. Obituary on www.subfuneralhome.com.

October 3, 2013
CLAUDETTE BROWN REEDER

Claudette Brown Reeder, 71, of Ramseur, died Wednesday, (09-25-2013) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (09-28-2013), at Concord United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Harmon, Rev. Bruce McLanahan, and Rev. David Schwartz officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett.

Mrs. Reeder was a native of Randolph County, and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a lifelong piano teacher, having taught students in her home and at Coleridge and Bennett Elementary Schools, as well as Evans Music Center.

She is survived by a daughter,  Catherine R. Little of Liberty; son, Johnny K. Reeder ofAsheboro; and two grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204; or to the Christian Scholarship Assistance Fund, c/o Larry Brown, 4338 Little Beane Store Road, Ramseur, NC 27316.

VIRGINIA MAE POWERS HUSSEY

Ms. Virginia Mae Powers Hussey, 92, of  Robbins, passed away Saturday, (09-28-2013) at her home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, (10-01-2013) at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church Cemeter ywith Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating.

Ms. Hussey was born in Randolph County to the late J.B. and Bertie Powers. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and had worked in the textiles industry. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Harding Hussey, a son, David Baxter Hussey, and brothers, Ulysses Powers and Charles Powers.
Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

LORRAINE BEATY MILLIKEN

Lorraine Beaty Milliken, 73, ofRaleigh, died at Brighton Gardens of Raleighon Monday,  (09-30-2013).

A celebration of the life was held Wednesday, (10-02-2013) at 1 p.m. at Siler City First Baptist Church, with interment following at the Chatham Memorial Park.

She was born December 11, 1939 in Newton, the daughter of the late Elsie Phillips Beaty and John McKenzie Beaty.  She graduated from Wingate College and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the U.N.C. Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Library Science from U.N.C. at Greensboro. She was a media services coordinator for Guilford County Schools and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.  She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ruth Covenant Sunday School Class.   She volunteered for many projects and organizations including Meals On Wheels, North Raleigh Ministries,High Point Regional Hospital, and Operation Christmas Child. She took mission trips to the former Soviet Union, China and Johannesburg,South Africa where she assisted with the establishment of a library.

She is survived by her daughter, Emery Edwards Milliken of Raleigh; son, John Drury (Dru) Milliken of Raleigh; and two grandchildren  She was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Beaty Dunlap.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church(Building Fund),4815 Six Forks Road,Raleigh,North Carolina 27609 or Emerywood Baptist Church,1300 Country Club Drive,High Point,NC27262.

STEVE ALLEN  BARBER

Steven Allen Barber, 56, of Goldston died Saturday, (09-14-2013) atUNCHospitalinChapel Hill.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, (09-17-2013) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Goldston.

Steve was a native of Goldston.

Survivors include his parents, Mosley and Edna Barber of Goldston; and brother, Dennis Barber of NewPort.

MONIKA INGRID GNYP LUGAVERE

Monika Ingrid Gnyp Lugavere, 59, ofSanford, died Friday, (09-27-2013), at her home.

All services will be private.

Mrs. Lugavere was born inHamburg,Germany, August 5, 1954, to the late Martin Gnyp and Erika Steinert Gnyp.  She was a homemaker.

Surviving relatives include a son, Brian Lugavere ofHayes,VA; daughter, Melissa Marcum of Sanford; brothers, Martin Gnyp of Rocky Point, and Dieter Gnyp of Raleigh.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 

AMOS HINNAN JENKS

Amos Hinnan Jenks, 83, of Moncure, passed away Monday, (09-30-2013) at home.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, (10-02-2013) at 3 p.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church.

A native of Chatham County, Mr. Jenks was born August 6, 1930, the son of the late Jeter Kinsey Jenks and Fleter Pickard. He was also preceded in death by  sisters, Bobbie Ruth Johnson and Evelyn Carol Kelly.

Survivors include sisters, Doris Geraldine Lowe, Patricia Ann Holden, Nancy Elizabeth Hendricks; and step-father, Robert Goins.

The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

  PEET ROZIER ADAMS

Peet Rozier Adams died on Thursday, September 26, 2013, peacefully at home. She was born in Mobile Alabama on January 29, 1929. Peet and her husband Bill Rozier moved to Kingsport in 1950 when he accepted a job at Eastman.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Eric Stevens Rozier, son Bobby Adams, sister Yvone Gray, cousin Mervin Shaffer, her first husband Bill Rozier and her second husband Bob Adams. Peet wanted everyone to know that she had two wonderful husbands that she loved and enjoyed dearly.

She leaves behind her daughter and loving caregiver Suzy Rozier, son, Butch Rozier and Lou, daughter Maryanne Chiraboga, son, Mike Adams and Betty Jane, daughter-in-law Janet Rozier, daughter-in-law Connie Adams; brother Jack Stevens and Doris, sister Baby Walsh and Jimmy, sister Bob Ann O’Brien, and brother-in- law, Glyn Gray.

Peet was always very proud of her family – they all brought her much happiness and joy. She loved them all with her whole heart. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Peet is also survived by many good friends who enriched her life.

Peet worked for Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital for over 30 years and so enjoyed her work. She was active in community and church activities and the first to offer help when friends were in need.

Special thanks to Michael Adams, Earline Barton, Rick Thacker, Lois Brookshire, Bob Roth and Wellmont Hospice. Your friendship and care are eternally appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, Peet asked that donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul, as they do so many helpful things for the people in our community.  Donations should be mailed to St. Dominic Catholic Church,2517 John B. Dennis Hwy,Kingsport,TN37660 with St. Vincent de Paul and Peet’s name referenced on your donation.

The family received friends at St. Dominic Catholic Church from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday, September 30,  followed by a Memorial Mass.

A private burial took place in Oak Hill Memorial Park on Sunday, September 29, 2013.

  Pallbearers were Michael Adams, Andy Adams, William Rozier, Mark Walker and Vince Atkinson.  Honorary pallbearers were Cpt. Daniel Chirigoba, Maj. Trey Chiriboga, Larry Lowe and Robert Adams.

  Please visit www.hamlett dobson.com to leave on-line condolences for the family.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsportis serving the family.

September 26, 2013
WILLIAM CHALMERS GRIFFIN

William Chalmers Griffin, 64, ofSanford, died Saturday, (09-21-2013).

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ROSE ETTA KOTTCAMP KROHN

Rose Etta Kottcamp Krohn, 56, ofSanford, died Sunday, (09-22-2013), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Funeral services were held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, (09-25-2013), at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy McLamb officiating. Burial followed in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Krohn was born in Lee County to the late William Henry Kottcamp III and Etta Thurleen Johnson Kottcamp.  She was also preceded in death by sisters, Bessie Teeter, Sissy O’Connor, and  brother, Ray Kottcamp.

Survivors include a son, John Wesley Krohn;  daughter,  Etta Kottcamp; brother, William Henry “Billy” Kottcamp IV, all of Sanford; and  seven grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ALBERT JOSEPH McLAURIN

Mr. Albert Joseph McLaurin 92, of Siler City passed away at his home on Sunday, (09-22-2013.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, (09-25-2013) at 11 a.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tripp Foltz, Rev. Bob Wachs, and Rev. Luther Lemon officiating.

Mr. McLaurin was a Chatham County native and a farmer for many years. He was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was the son of the late Albert H. and Lucy R. McLaurin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darrell; brothers, Neil, Howard, Milton, Ralph, Daniel; sisters, Hattie Jane and Ethel Lee.

Mr. McLaurin is survived by his wife of 69 years,  Margaret Ann McLaurin of the home; sons, Harold McLaurin of Bear Creek, Keith McLaurin of Sunnyvale, CA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family received friends following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

JACK C. PRITCHARD

Jack C. Pritchard, 80, a resident of Pasadena andGlen Burnie,MD, died Monday, (09-23-2013).

Services and interment were private.

Mr. Pritchard was born January 14, 1933 in Hiddenite, NC to the late William and Faye Pritchard. He served in the US Navy and retired from NSA as an electrical engineer.  He was a Ham Radio Operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen C. Pritchard.

Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Carlene Dixon Pritchard; son, Phil C. Pritchard of Pasadena; brothers, Guy Pritchard of Siler City, Mike Pritchard of Tampa, FL; sisters, Nancy Wilson, Marie Marsh, Judy Marsh, Vicky Justice, all of Siler City, and Ellen Holder of FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

For online condolences, visit www.stallingsfh.com.

ELIZABETH ANN POLASKI ALFANO

Elizabeth Ann Polaski Alfano, 79, of Sanford, died Friday, (09-20-2013), at Central Carolina Hospital.

Services will be private.

Mrs. Alfano was born September 30, 1933, inMilton,MS, to the late William Polaski and Elizabeth Moore Polaski.  She graduated from Milton High School and from The Katherine Gibbs School.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Madden and Joan Blake.

She is survived by her husband, Gildo Thomas Alfano; sons, Thomas Alfano ofSt. Augustine,FL, William Alfano of Hillsborough; a daughter, Virginia Hargarten of Kentfield,CA; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church,901 North Franklin Drive,Sanford,N.C.  27330.

Make condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

PATSY SMITH HOWARD

Patsy Smith Howard, 67, of Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro died Tuesday, (09-24-2013).

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (09-26-2013) at 3 p.m. at OakwoodCemetery, with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.
Mrs. Howard was born in Chatham County on January 2, 1946, the daughter of Kerney A. and Edna (Smith) Smith, Sr. She had worked for The Flame Restaurant and the old Country Store. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Linda Burgess, Sarah Jones and Sally Oldham.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Oglesbee of Carthage, Tammy Mabe of SilerCity; sister, Jane S. Shaw of Ramseur; brother, Kerney Smith, Jr. of Siler City; and six grandchildren.
No formal visitation is planned.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215-3220.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MELVIN RAYMOND WOOTEN

Mr. Melvin Raymond Wooten, 65, of Cameron died Tuesday, (09-24-2013) at the Durham Veteran’sAdministrationMedicalCenter.

The funeral will be Thursday, (09-26-2013) at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Broadway with Rev. George Brice officiating.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Wooten was born December 3, 1947, in Cumberland County, to the late Raymond E. Wooten and Leola Weldon McPherson Wooten.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Rosser Wooten.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include a son, Matt Wooten of Clayton; a daughter, Tracey Wooten of Cary; brother, James Wooten of Nashville,TN; sister, Joann Odom of Cameron; and two grandchildren. .

The family received friends Wednesday, (09-25-2013) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,P. O. Box 4072,Pittsfield,MA 01202or to www.lls.org.

Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT HOWARD REID 

Robert Howard Reid, 76, ofPine Forest Drive,SilerCity, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Reid was born inChathamCountyon February 22, 1937, the son of Irving Crumpler and Ruby (Fox) Reid. Robert was a member ofRocky RiverBaptistChurch, an alumnus ofEastCarolinaUniversityand had been a member of the Pirate Club for 35 years. He was the owner of the Pittsboro NAPA Auto Parts Store. He was a member of the Siler City Masonic Lodge # 403 where he had served as a past Master. Robert was on the Board of Directors at First Citizens Bank in Pittsboro.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to caregivers, Steve, Tara and Sandy.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Harris) Reid; two sons, Robert H. Reid, Jr. and wife Jamie of Sanford, Stan Reid and wife Lea of Siler City; and grandchildren, Asa and Joey Reid of Sanford.

The family received friends Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. atRocky RiverBaptistChurch,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,SilerCity. The funeral was held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 3 p.m.  at  Rocky RiverBaptistChurchwith Rev. Greg  Burriss officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215-3220.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

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

GERALDINE SCOTT WHITE

Geraldine Scott White, 80, ofBurlington, formerly ofSilerCity, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. White was born in Chatham County on May 6, 1933, the daughter of Rufus and Clara (McLaughlin) Scott. Jerri was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City. She was an avid golfer, a member of a bowling team and the local bridge club. Jerri was a staunch UNC Tarheel’s fan but her priorities were her love of God, her husband and family.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Hospice of Alamance and Caswel lCounty, especially Marie Minnis. They also express appreciation to “Always Best Care” of Burlington for their help, especially Dede Bowen for support, love and care. Jerri was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Franklin D. White.

She is survived by two daughters, Shawn White Sharpe and husband Jeffrey of Alamance, Melissa White Davis and husband Dr. James Davis; one son, James Gregory White and wife Michelle of Roxboro; sisters, Evelyn Robinson of Siler City, Merrill Jordan of Southern Pines, Dottie Griffin and husband Sammie of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Tyler Atkinson and wife Rachel Ann, Katie Reavis and husband Christopher, Sawyer White, Franklin Davis, Jaxon and Grayson White.

The family received friends on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

The funeral was held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Brian Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park,Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance and Caswell Counties,914 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC27215.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

VIVIAN FOWLER EUBANKS

Mrs. Vivian Fowler Eubanks, 91, died September 23, 2013 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro.

Mrs. Eubanks was born inOrange County,NCon September 13, 1922, a daughter of John William Fowler and Mary Alice Meacham Fowler.   At the age of seven, she moved with her family to the Bynum community, where she resided until her death.

She joined the Bynum United Methodist Church in 1929 and was, until her death, the oldest member of that congregation.  As a wife and homemaker, she raised three children and took great care of her family.

Mrs. Eubanks is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Rupert “Rudy” Eubanks, Jr. and wife Judy of Bynum,  Mike Eubanks and wife Sheila of Pittsboro; daughter, Brenda Stubbs of Bynum; grandchildren, Jimmy Stubbs and wife Lori Golden, Shannon Stubbs,  R.B. Eubanks, III and wife Christy, Jessica Eubanks, Adam Eubanks and fiancée Laura Manning, Marshall Garris; great-grandchildren, Ethan Stubbs and companion Kim Brauner, Samantha Eubanks, Sydney Eubank s, Cody Garris, Ashlyn Garris, Chase Golden; and niece Vickie Bednar, her daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Josh Bowling and their children ,Michaela and Connor.   Mrs. Eubanks was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Rupert Eubanks, Sr.

The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Vivian Eubanks will be held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 27, 2013 at Bynum United Methodist Church.  Pastors Bob Wachs and Gina Barrow, and Mr. Robert Elmore will preside. Interment will follow in the Bynum Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro and at other times at the residence of Brenda Stubbs.

Memorials may be directed to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC7312.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

Arrangements for Mrs. Eubanks are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremations of Pittsboro.

September 19, 2013
NELLIE LEWIS PALMER

Nellie Lewis Palmer, 97, of Moncure, died Tuesday, (09-10-2013), at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

The funeral was held Tuesday, (09-17-2013), at 3 p.m.  at Moncure United Methodist Church with Rev. Houston Blaire officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Palmer was born July 24, 1916, in Fulton County,Georgia, to the late Ether Marvin Lewis and Hannah Ann Hartnett Lewis.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oren A. Palmer and a grandson, James Vance Williams, III.  She worked for a number of years at Belk’s before retiring.

Surviving is  a daughter, Lisa Ellen Palmer of Moncure.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

RAEFORD HOWARD GUNTER

Raeford Howard Gunter, 87, of Siler City died Friday, (09-13-2013) at UNC Hospitals in  Chapel Hill.

A graveside service was held Monday, (09-16-2013) at 2 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. J. V. Livingston and David Hobson officiating.

Mr. Gunter was born March 21, 1926, the son of Charlie and Lillian (Womble) Gunter. He was retired from Boling Chair Company and had worked for Goldston Lumber Company and Chatham Novelties. Raeford was a member of Brookdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Allene Gilmore Snow and Vernelle McBane Thomas Gunter, a sister, Nadine Crab-tree and a brother, Gerald Gunter.

Survivors include a daughter, Leann Robinson of Siler City; son, Howard Gunter of Siler City; sisters, Dorthlene Franklin of Graham, Bernice Badders of Clayton, Shirley Poe of Siler City; brothers: Charlie Gunter of Siler City, Laddie Gunter of Goldston; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY BELLE MYERS JORDAN

Mary Belle Myers Jordan, 75, of Sanford died Wednesday, (09-11-2013) at home.

The funeral was held Sunday (09-15-2013)at 4 p.m. at OakleyBaptistChurchwith Rev. Heath Faircloth and Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating.   Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs.Jordan was born inDavidsonCounty on March 1, 1938, the daughter of Clayton and Ruth (Boggs) Myers. She had been employed by the PTA Thrift Shop inSilerCity as manager, and she was a member ofOakleyBaptistChurch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jordan; her parents; a brother, Clay Myers and a great-grandson, Bently Creason.

Survivors include daughters, Debra Vandervort of Youngsville, Gloria Clare of Goldston; sons, Roger Causey of Winston-Salem, Tony Causey of Sanford; eight grandchildren and four great-grand-children.
Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN HENRY PAYNE

Mr. John Henry Payne, 82, ofSanford, died Saturday, (09-14-2013), at his residence.

A memorial service was held Monday, (09-16-2013), at 11 a.m. at Tramway Baptist Church with Rev. John Allen officiating.  Burial will follow at a later date.

Mr. Payne was born on March 19, 1931, in Stokes County, to the late James Payne and Minnie Lankford Payne.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Buford Payne, Bob Payne, and James Payne.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Whitt Payne; sons, John Payne of Sanford, Jerry Payne of Holland, MI, Jeff Payne of Sanford; brothers, Tom Payne, Irby Payne, Jesse Payne all of Mt. Airy; and six grandchildren.

 

 

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHN “BIG BUD” MANESS

John “Big Bud” Maness of High Falls died Sunday, (09-15-2013), at First Health in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, (09-18-2013) at High Falls Friends Meeting with Rev. Ben Hurley and Rev. Robert Kidd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Maness was a Moore County native, and was born May 14, 1926. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Shields Maness, his parents, John Boyd Maness and Mattie Lee Maness, brothers, Cecil and Brackman Maness, and  sister, Nannie Maness Chisholm. He was a retired fixer from Burlington Industries in Ramseur, and was an Army Veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member and former elder of High Falls Friends Meeting.

Survivors include a daughter, Laine Maness Williams of High Falls; brother, Lee “Little Bud” Maness of High Falls; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at High Falls Friends Meeting,P.O. Box 62,High Falls,NC27259.

Offer online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

MARGARET JEANETTE SPIVEY STONE

Mrs. Margaret Jeanette Spivey Stone,  82, of Sanford, died Sunday, (09-15-2013), at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m. (09-18-2013) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Helms and Mr. Daryl Perry officiating.   Burial followed at Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mrs. Stone was born on April 6, 1931, in Lee County, to the late William Isaac Spivey and Bessie Willis Wilkie Spivey.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul William Stone; a son, Paul William Stone, Jr.; sisters, Shelby Jean Patterson, Irene Black, Sarah Mason, brothers, Melvin Spivey and Junior Spivey.  She worked at Cornell Dubilier for twenty years before retiring.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Ray Stone of Cameron; daughters, Carolyn Louise Gunter of Broadway, Linda Lou Stone of Charlotte, Janice Faye Eason of Dunn, Norma Jean Spivey of Cameron, Teresa Paulette Davis of Broadway; sisters, Faye Lynn George of Colon, Mary Stone of Providence, RI; nine grandchildren,  13 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY KAY LESTER

Mrs. Mary Kay Lester, 58, ofSanford, died Thursday, (09-12-2013).

A memorial service was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, (09-17-2013), at 4 p.m. by Deacon Mark Westrick.

A native of  Hackensack,New Jersey, she was preceded in death by her father Martin Austin Boyle and a sister Susan Lang.    Mary Kay operated an in-home daycare in her home.

Surviving is her husband, Robert Thomas Lester of Sanford; mother, Dorothy Wenzel Boyde;   daughters, Julie Marie Lester of Fredericksburg, VA, Jeanette Lynne Lester of San Francisco, CA.;  brother, Martin Boyle III of Texas and a sister, Patricia Dodge of New Jersey.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

IRENE HOVARTH DARK

Irene Hovarth Dark, 92, of Fuquay-Varina died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 atWakeMedicalCenterinCary

Mrs. Dark was born in Cuyahoga County,Ohio, May 14, 1921, the daughter of Alex and Anne (Bene) Hovarth. She spent her retirement in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she became an active member of The Church by The Sea. She and her husband also held a strong affection for the First Baptist Church of Siler City. Irene enjoyed travel, ballroom dancing and singing in the church choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Goldston Dark, Sr.; son, Guy G. Dark, Jr.; and a daughter, Darlene A. Dark.

She is survived by a grandson, Guy G. Dark, III and wife Kim of Cary; granddaughters, Charlene Dark of Holly Springs, Alissa Dark- Freudeman and husband, Jason Fleming of Wilmington; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

The family received family and friends Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery,North Chatham Avenue,SilerCity with Rev. Jim Wall officiating.

Memorial donations of a large print book may be made to a library of donor’s choice or to the American Heart Association.

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

MILDRED ELIZABETH O’NEIL SHAW

Mildred Elizabeth O’Neil Shaw, 85, passed away peacefully in her home September 10, 2013.

She was born September 30, 1927 in Oswego,NY, daughter of the late John and Mildred Hayes O’Neil. Millie, as she was affectionately called, met her husband, Frank, on a blind date set up by Frank’s sister, Marjorie.  Within four years they were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oswego,NY and spent the next year living in married student housing on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy,NY.  Over the years, Millie and Frank made their home in Olean,NY,Corpus Christi,TX,Caracas,Venezuela,West Islip,NY and finally settling in Houston,TX for 34 years before moving to Pittsboro, NC a year ago.

Millie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

In addition to her parents, Millie is preceded in death by her sister, Sally O’Neil Sanford; her brother, John O’Neil; and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Shaw Guernsey.

Millie is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Francis (Frank) J. Shaw III;  son, Francis  John (Jack) Shaw IV and his wife Cyndi Fagala Shaw of Meadows, TX; daughter, Deborah Shaw Heath and her husband Jon Allen Heath of Pittsboro, NC;  beloved grandchildren, Rebekah Heath Tozer and her husband Jeff Tozer of Apex, NC, John Ryan Heath and his wife Meredith Breard Heath of Apex, NC, Aaron Michael Heath and Sandy Meyer Heath of Fullerton, CA, Bonnie Heath Wei of Apex, NC, Chelsea Elizabeth Shaw Nivens of Dallas, TX, Connor Francis Shaw, Mariah Lyn Shaw, Kali Rianne Shaw, Taryn Rae Shaw;  beloved great-grandchildren, William Queen, Ethan Queen, River Heath, Asher Queen, Mackenzie Tozer, Reed Heath, Ava Wei, Finley Heath, Macy Tozer, Knox Heath, and Maverick Heath;  sister, Joanne O’Neil McMahon and her husband Ted McMahon of Oswego, NY;  sister-in-law Patricia Shaw Harvey Cooney and her husband John Cooney of Port St. Lucie, FL; and brother-in-law James Edward Shaw and his wife Audrey of Moravia, NY.  In addition, Millie is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service of Mass was held at 10 o’clock the morning of Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church inChapel Hill,NC.

The family would like to thank the staff of UNC Hospice and Dr. Rayomand Bengaili of Doctors Making  Housecalls, for their kindness and care

In honor of the many years Millie served in the Catholic women’s ministry in both the United States and Venezuela, memorials may be made to: St. Thomas More Catholic Church For Catholic Daughters of the Americas,940 Carmichael Street,Chapel Hill,NC 27514.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

NICK BRAY DARK

Nick Bray Dark, 93, of South Second Avenue, Siler City, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Siler City Center.

Mr. Dark was born in Chatham County on October 11, 1919, the son of Robert and Emma (Bray) Dark. Nick was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 93 and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a retired electrician and had worked for Chatham Foods. Mr. Dark was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters including a special twin sister, Nydia D. Kemp, and two grandchildren, Todd Andrews and Brad Dark.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lala (Deane) Sykes Dark; one son, Nick B. Dark, Jr. and wife Gail of Indianapolis, IN; three daughters, Carolyn D. Wood and husband Tom of Ithaca, NY, Sharon D. Daye and husband Ricky of Wake Forest,  Lisa Dark of Siler City; four grandchildren, Robert Dark, Trent Dark, Lauren Lampman, Kristen Daye, and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.

A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. atOakwoodCemetery,N. Chatham Ave,SilerCitywith Rev. Jim Wall and Rev. Tony Capehart officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice or to theFirstBaptistChurch.

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

September 12, 2013
MILDRED RUTH HUMAN HOLLOWAY

Mildred Ruth Human Holloway, age 89, passed away on September 2, 2013 at her home in Kingston,TN.She was retired from Glendale Hosiery and  a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church in Siler City,NC. She was a member of the Eastern Star, being a duel member of Kingston Chapter #405 and past worthy matron of Laurel Chapter #22 in Harriman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Holloway,  parents, Maynard and Fannie Human, sisters Marjorie, Anna Mae, and brothers, Carl, Earl and Kenneth.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Teresa Holloway of Tampa, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Keith Horton of Kingston; grandchildren, Nicholas Holloway, Christopher Holloway, Terri Weston, Amy Holloway, all of Tampa; Brian Sternowski, Emily Sternowski, both of Kingston, Patrick and Chelsea Horton of Kannapolis;  great grandchildren, Jayme Weston, Haylee Weston, Kadie Weston, Christopher Holloway, Magen Holloway and Abby Holloway, all of Tampa, Dylan Sternowski of Kingston; brothers Basil Maynard Human, Jr. of Harriman, Bill Human; sisters, Betty Saliba, Mary Burney, Ruby Spakes, all of Kingston; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 in the Kyker Chapel with  Rev. Sonny Works officiating. Burial followed at Piney Grove Cemetery with Eastern Star Memorial Service conducted by Laurel Chapter #22. The family received friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday at the Kyker Funeral Home inKingston.

Make online condolences at:

www.kykerfuneralhomes.

FLOYD ARNOLD BROWN, SR. 

Floyd Arnold Brown, Sr. (Brownie), 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at theSilerCityCenter.

Formerly of Sanford, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara C. Brown; daughter, Shawn Poe and husband Darrell of Bear Creek; sons, Floyd Arnold Brown, Jr. of Chandler, AZ,  Todd Brown of Sanford; sisters, Iris Strother and Joyce Wilson, both of Carthage; brothers, Herman Brown of Carthage,  Ralph Brown of Thomasville; grandchildren, Jennifer Holder of Bear Creek, Christin Poe of Asheboro, Brittany Poe of Raleigh, Delaney Brown of Chandler, AZ, Brent Brown of Carthage; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Preston Holder of Bear Creek. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Lisk ofCarthage.

A native of Moore County, Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II. He was an airplane pilot flying for Resort Airlines, Corporate Pilot for Roberts Company and Chief Pilot for the State of North Carolina. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, musician and golfer. He was known for his marksmanship, winning several skeet and sporting clay events. He was a well-respected judge of the National Fiddlers Competition in Nashville,TN.

A memorial service was held to celebrate his life at 3 p.m. Sunday September 8, 2013 atSandyBranchBaptistChurch, Bear Creek. Visitation followed the service in the church activity building and other times at the home of Darrell and Shawn Poe,467 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church”Fuel Up” Program,715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY H. GREENHUT

Mary H. Greenhut passed away on August 20, 2013 in Orlando,Florida, after a long illness.

Mary Greenhut, daughter of the late Jesse Harris and Ida H. Harris was born inSiler City,NC on June 28, 1930.

Mary graduated from Siler City High School and moved to Greensboro where she attended UNC, Greensboro.  In 1952, she moved to New York City where she became a secretary at Music Corporation of America.  While working at MCA, she was assigned to Johnny Greenhut.  Two years later, Johnny formed his own Management Agency and asked Mary to join him.  Johnny and Mary married in Las Vegas in 1955  They managed the likes of Jayne Morgan, Peggy Cass, Carol Lawrence and a young Andy Williams to name but a few.  Upon Johnny’s death in 1960, Mary continued to manage the agency successfully for a couple more years until she sold it, leaving show business behind.  She moved to Southampton NY in 1973 where she worked for Cunningham Insurance for over 20 years.  After retiring, Mary moved back to Greensboro in 2000, where she attended and volunteered at Buffalo Presbyterian Church.   She was recognized the 2008 Woman of the Year by the congregation.  Mary was an avid sports fan, going to NY Giants games including Super Bowl 25.  She also enjoyed watching tennis and golf.

Mary cared for many friends and family members during terminal illness and will be remembered for always putting others first.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her son, James Greenhut, and wife Joanne; stepson, Robert Greenhut and wife Ellen;  sister, Jackie H. Ellis of Siler City and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Greenhut,  brothers, Charles L. Harris, Wallace M. Harris, J. Curtis Harris, and  sisters, Glenna H. Bradford and Bethel H. Daurity.

Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on September 21, 2013 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Buffalo Presbyterian Church 803 Sixteenth Street Greensboro, NC 27405-4835.

MRS. ELMA KELLY SMITH

Mrs. Elma Kelly Smith died Friday, September 6, 2013 at UNC Hospital. She was 94.

Elma was born on August 28, 1919 in Chatham County, the daughter of the late Clinie D. and Etta Cole Kelly. She graduated from Siler City High School with the class of 1936. She retired from Stout Chair Company in Liberty after serving as office manager for 48 years and 8 months. She was a member of First Baptist Church and served in many capacities. She also was an active part of the Dig and Dream Garden Club,Siler City, BPW Club and Chatham Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don C. Smith; brothers, Cecil, Harland and Leonard; sisters-in-law, Alice, June and Alene; nephews, Pat and Cecil Lee.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Kelly Wilson; nieces, Miriam, Sharon, Cindy, Linda Carol, Marcia, Kelly and Tracy; nephew, Jimmy; great nieces, Shawn, Dare, and Madison; great-nephews, John , Kyle, Trey and Spencer and one great-great-nephew, Hunter.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 14 at the First Baptist Church in Siler City.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with the memorial service following. A private burial service will be at Moon’s Chape lChurch later in the day.

In lieu of flowers, the family will prefer that donations be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Fellowship Baptist Church”Project Grow Fund,” or a charity of your choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

PEARL E. GLADWELL

Pearl E. Gladwell, 100, a longtime resident of Chippewa Falls,WI, died Monday, September 9, 2013.

She was born August 22, 1913, inStanleyto William W. and Ella Mae (Tinker) Tusken.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Thompson of Siler City,N.C.; a brother, Lewis (Sally) Tusken of Oshkosh; a sister, Janet Domiano of New Smyrna Beach,Fla., and a sister-in-law, Mae Ryan of Chippewa Falls. She is further survived by three grandchildren, Cynthia (Terence) Harper of Snellville, Ga., Steve (Vivian) Thompson of Cadott, Ellen Hutchison ofSiler City,N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Katherine and Hayden Thompson and Eric Harper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin on March 5, 2000; a brother, Earl Tusken; a sister, Josephine Frion; twin brother and sister, Ray and Ruth Tusken in infancy; a half-brother, John Tusken; and a half-sister, Marjorie Adler.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 13 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel,ChippewaFalls.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral chapel.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services,Chippewa Falls,WI is serving the family.

Visit pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences.

ARCHIE QUINTON SHIELDS

Archie Quinton Shields, 87, of High Falls, passed away Wednesday, (09-04-20130, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m Saturday, (09-07-2013) at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Jamie Brown officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Shields was a Moore County native, and was born September 16, 1925. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Aggie Shields, brothers, Lynn and Edgar Shields, sisters, Dorothy Garner, Eula Phillips, and Marie Maness. He was a retired Supervisor from Burlington Industries in Ramseur, and was an Army Veteran where he served in World War II. He was a member and former Deacon at Beulah Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Era Mae Shields;  daughters, Vickie S. Inguanti, of Kennesaw, GA, Kathy S. Austin of Charlotte: son, Greg Shields of High Falls; sisters, Beatrice Hill of High Falls, Lucy Wallace of Bennett; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,108 Village Lake Drive,Siler City,NC27344.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

KATHLEEN FOX SMITH

Kathleen Fox Smith, 89, formerly of Siler City, died Wednesday, (09-04-2013) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center in Pittsboro.

Funeral services were held Friday, (09-06-2013) at 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Shutt and Dr. Harold Venable officiating. A graveside service followed at Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born December 19, 1923 in Alamance County, to Charlie Jasper Fox and Nora Belle Thompson.
A homemaker, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Heiskell Ernest Smith and sister, Mary Fox Patterson.

Survivors include daughters, Margaret Smith Young of Reidsville, Carolyn Smith Handley of Siler City; sons, Ernest, Ronald, Mike, Donald, all of Siler City, Randy of Bear Creek; brother, Charlie Franklin Fox of Alamance County; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toFaithBaptistChurch,303 Hillbrook Blvd.,Siler City,NC 27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GARRETTE EARLE PHILLIPS

Garrette Earle Phillips, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, (09-04-2013) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m Saturday, (09-07-2013) at Fair Promise United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tony Baurichter officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was born July 24, 1940, the son of the late W. Barringer and Velma Jones Phillips.   He graduated from Bonlee High School and enjoyed a career in radio announcing.  Later, he was an installer for AC Corporation and delivered papers for the Courier Tribune. He was a life-time member of Fair Promise UMC, where he was church organist for several decades.  He gave many hours of volunteer work advocating for people with chemical sensitivities.  He was awarded a proclamation from the governor recognizing “Multiple Chemical Awareness Week” in the state of North Carolina

Survivors include a son, Gary Phillips of the home; and a brother, Gerald Phillips ofSilerCity.

Memorials may be made to Fair Promise UMC,567 River Road, Robbins NC 27325.

Offer online condolences at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

DOUGLAS MacARTHUR HAITH

Mr. Douglas MacArthur Haith died Friday (09-06-2013) at Siler City Care andRehabilitationCenter.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (09-10-2013) at Rock Creek AME Church.

Mr. Haith was born April 27, 1943, to William and Cora Beatrice Martin Haith in Rock Creek. He attended schools in Alamance and Chatham Counties. He was a brick mason and was a member of Rock Creek Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, William, James, Royzell,Leon, Hilliard, Herbert, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hedgepeth.

Survivors include daughters, Shanra Haith Young, Christy Haith, both of Greensborop; sister, Yvonne Whitmore of Mebane; and brother, Johnny Haith of Pittsboro.

FLORENCE THRIFT

Florence Hicks Thrift, 83 of Asheboro, formerly of Siler City died Friday (09-06-2013) at the home of her daughter.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Thrift was born May 20, 2930 in Chatham County, the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Ann (Yow) Hicks. She worked 30 years for Hadley Peoples. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Thrift, son, Arliss Eugene Thrift, two brothers, Mack and John Hicks, and two sisters, Marandy Hicks Jones and Nancy Hicks Ellis.

Survivors include a daughter,Elizabeth“Lib” Jones of Asheboro; three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

The family will be at the home of her daughter at202 Westbury Drive,Asheboro.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,533 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC27203. 

MICHAEL PATRICK CREADOR

Michael Patrick Creador, 44, of Broadway, died Saturday, (09-07-2013, at Central Carolina Hospital.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, (09-11-2013) at 11 a.m. atBroadwayTownCemeterywith Pastor Ruth Holder and Rev. Hilda Rosser presiding

Mr. Creador was born on March 22, 1969, inSan Jose,California.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Michael Joseph Creador and Martha Allene Haire Creador; his wife, Katherine Allen Creador; a son, Michael Medaros Creador; a brother, Marshall Anthony Creador of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY ANN BULLINGTON

Mary Ann Bullington, 74, of Pittsboro died Sunday, (09-01-2013).

Her remains were donated to the UNC-ChapelHill Medical School.

A native of Graham, she was a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Bullington, her parents, Victor and Lena King, a brother Wilson King, sisters, Patricia King Haley and Grace Cruse.

  Survivors include a daughter, DeAnn Chandler of Richfield; sons, Steven Bradshaw of Pittsboro, Michael Coble; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Council on Aging in Pittsboro. 

GLENDA SAUNDERS JOHNSON

Glenda Saunders Johnson, 60, of Siler City died Saturday, (09-07-2013) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

The family will receive friends Thursday, (09-12-2013) from, 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service atMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch,. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Cabarrus County and was born on February 11, 1953. She was the daughter of Calvin and Bobbie (Almond) Saunders. She was employed by Robins & Ghant and attended Meroney United Methodis tChurch. Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Elbert Johnson and a brother, Gerald Saunders.
Survivors include sons, Tommy Johnson and Christopher Johnson, both of SilerCity; sister, Linda S. Pendergrass of Siler City; brothers, Eddie Saunders of Asheboro, Randy Saunders, Jackie Saunders and Darryl Saunders, all of Greensboro; and one granddaughter.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Johnson family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

September 5, 2013
FAITH ANN EVANS DOVE

Mrs. Faith Ann Evans Dove, 49, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (08-27-2013), in Goldston, following an auto accident.

A memorial service was held Saturday, (08-31-2013), at Bethany Baptist Church at 11 a.m., with Rev. Leslie Puryear officiating.

She was born in Webster,PA on November 22, 1963, to Robert Harold Evans of Sanford and Barbara Beear Evans.  She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Robert Evans, Jr.  Mrs. Dove served our county in the United States Army, and was a school cafeteria employee.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Derick Keith Dove, Sr.; a son, Derick Keith Dove, Jr. ofSanford; and a brother, Dan Evans of PA.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JACK BROWNE

Mr. Jack Browne, 80, of Pittsboro, passed away Sunday, (08-25-2013) after a long illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday, (09-02-2013) from St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  Fr. James Labosky will offer the mass.  Cremation will follow, and inurnment will be held at a later date in Ireland.

Jack was born in NY City and worked for General Electric Credit Co. for 35 years.  He retired to Fearrington Village in 1993. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Catherine Browne of Knockerra Co. Clare Ireland; his brother, Tom; sister, Eileen; and twin sister, Rita.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Claire; son, Michael Liam; one grandson; and his sister, May.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

JAMES THOMAS STONE

James Thomas Stone, 86, of Sanford, died Sunday, 09-01-2013), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, (09-04-2013) at 3 p.m.  with Dr. Rudy Holland and Rev. Royce Baker presiding.  The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. Burial followed at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery.

Mr. Stone was born in Chatham County, on June 13, 1927, to the late James Edgar Stone and Gertie Melton Stone.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Caley Ray Stone, Guy Stone; sisters, Cornelia Gonella and Faye Eads.  He was a member of Grace Chapel Church and retired from Beach Ford Car Dealership.  Mr. Stone served his country in the US Navy.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jewell Coggin Stone of the home; son, James Thomas Stone, Jr. of Sanford; daughter, Joy Stone Barnes of Sanford; and five grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

EMILY CHEEK CARTER

Emily Cheek Carter, 82, died Sunday, (09-01-2013) at Coventry House of Siler City.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (09-04-2013) in Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.

Emily was born June 8, 1931 to William and Ethel Carter. She graduated from Women’s College (UNCG) and taught school for many years in North Carolina and Virginia. She attended Piney Grove Church and First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents and a brother, William “Bill” Oliver Carter, Jr.

Surviving is a sister, Louise C. Ivey.

Memorials may be made to Chatham County Animal Rescue.

MONNIE HOLDER SULLIVAN

Mrs. Monnie Holder Sullivan, 90, died Saturday, (08-31-2013), at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral was held Monday, (09-02-2013), at 2 p.m. at Barbecue Presbyterian Church where she was a member,  with Rev. Sandy Williams officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sullivan was born on October 25, 1922, in Harnett County to the late Andrew Jackson Holder and Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Thomas Holder.    She was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Sullivan, a son, John Richard Sullivan, Jr., and  a brother, Clayton Holder.  She worked thirty-five years at Wenger’s Restaurant.

Survivors include daughters, Ruby Sullivan Campbell of Sanford, Margaret Sullivan Holder of Nags Head;  son, George Andrew Sullivan, Sr.  of Sanford; sister, Zula McIver of Olathe, Kansas; ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FLOYD WHITE, SR.

Mr. Floyd White, Sr., 93, ofSilerCitydied Monday, (09-02-2013) at Alamance Regional Hospita lin Burlington.

Funeral services were held Wednesday from 7 to 8 at Knotts & Sons Funeral Home in Siler City. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (09-05-2013) atOakGroveBaptistChurch,Liberty.

Survivors include children, Patriciaxz Bowden, Dale White-Moore, both of Siler City, Robbie White of Asheboro; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

LULA MARGARET PERRY WHITE

Lula Margaret Perry White, 89, of SilerCity died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 after several years of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, W. Arthur White, her parents, Daner and Emma Lindley Perry, and her daughter, Deann White Woody.

She is survived by a large and loving family.  The children are Thomas (Tom) W. White and Mary Beth of Asheboro, W. Donald (Don) White and Vicky Olive of Carrboro, Ronald G. White and Evelyn of Silk Hope, Audrey W. Pilkington and Larry of Garner, Helen W. McGee and Mike of Raleigh, and Todd Woody of Silk Hope.  She is survived by ten grandchildren, Leah W. Sugg and Jeff of Erect, Amanda W. Julian and Kris of Asheboro, Leslie G. Lynette and Chris of Garner, Steven Pilkington and Angie of Apex, Lee Pilkington and Laura of Benson, Joshua G. White and Stacey of Silk Hope, Raley White of São Paulo, Brazil, Daner White of Wilmington, and Charlie and Zachary McGee of Raleigh.  She is survived by eight great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Clay Sugg of Erect, Emma Grace Julian ofAsheboro, Haley, Hannah, and Hayden Lynette of Garner, and Sarah and Leah Pilkington of Apex.

A lifelong resident of Chatham County, Lula Margaret grew up in Silk Hope.  She was a dairy farmer and a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church.  She was the leader of the Blue Eagles 4-H Club for over 25 years.  She loved sewing and producing fruits and vegetables to can and freeze.  In her later years, she worked on genealogy projects. Also, she traveled with Arthur on numerous group trips and attended many bluegrass and gospel events.

The children received friends and family at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013.

The funeral was held at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church in Silk Hope on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 11 a,m. with a burial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church Memorial Association, Cemetery Upkeep Fund,1982 Epps Clark Road,Siler City,NC27344or Community Homecare and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344.

EUGENE MALONE

Great reunions were made on Saturday August 31, 2013 when Eugene Malone, 82, passed away at 3:50 a.m. inHigh Point.

Born on February 8, 1931, to  Airone and Gladys Mashburn Malone, Eugene resided with his wife of 14 years, Mary Sprinkle Malone, at 1850 Stemp Everhart Road, Thomasville,  and 111 Trenor Lane, Powells Point,NC. Previously, he resided in Siler City for approximately 50 years.

Along with his wife, Mary, Mr Malone is survived by four children and two stepchildren, Pat Elrod of Charlotte, Judy Lane and husband Bill Lane of Kitty Hawk and Goldsboro, Don Malone and wife Rhonda Malone of Winston Salem, Lisa Williams and Joseph Williams of Kitty Hawk, Janyce Sprinkle of Denton and Amy Springer and husband Ted, also of Denton. In addition, he is survived by eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Surviving siblings are: Lennie Malone ofHigh Point, Catherine Wright of Siler City and Barbara Lopossay of Bennett.

Mr Malone was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years, Lydia Ella “Pi” Malone, brothers, June Malone, Gary Malone and sisters, Lorraine Mensch, Polly Landreth, Betty Adcock and Cecil Sjoblom. Eugene was also preceded in death by one grandson, Addison Malone.

The family  received friends on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. A graveside service was held on Tuesday September 3 at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetary in Siler City.

Mr Malone was a loving husband, a wonderful father and an amazing grandfather. He will be missed immensely.

LILLY BETH VonCANON GOLDSTON

Mrs. Goldston was born in Lee County on November 18, 1930, the daughter of Carl and Mary Abby (McBride) Von Canon.  She was a member of the Goldston Baptist Church for over 50 years.  Lilly Beth was instrumental in taking the Goldston Public Library from one room to a large library with reading and community programs.  Her career with Alamance-Chatham Regional Library System also included serving as head librarian at both Siler City and Pittsboro. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.  Lilly Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Goldston, Jr.; and a daughter, Linda Faye Goldston.

She is survived by one daughter, Katherine Goldston of Cary; two sons, Joseph  B. Goldston, III and wife Maria of Goldston, David Goldston and wife Wendy of Cary; grandchildren, Geoffry Goldston, Benjamin Goldston and wife Rosalie, Molly Goldston and Christopher Goldston.

The family received friends Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue,SilerCity.

The funeral was held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Goldston Baptist Church,190 North Church Street, Goldston with Rev. Mitch Watson officiating.  Burial  followed in Goldston Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Goldston Baptist Church,PO Box 100,Goldston, NC27252.

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

  COREY ALTON WILKES

Corey Alton Wilkes, infant son of Tiffany and Alan Wilkes of Bennett passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 atChathamHospitalinSilerCity.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Bennett, with Dr. Neal Jackson officiating.

In addition to the parents, Corey is survived by his sister, Ashton Lynn Wilkes of the home; brothers, Chandler Ray Wilkes, Christian Lane Wilkes, and Cayden Neese Wilkes, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Steve and Wanda Ellington of Robbins; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Becky Wilkes of Carthage; maternal great-grandmother, Velna Caviness Garner of Robbins.

You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com.

Aug. 29, 2013
JOANNE SKORNIA KLUMB

Joanne Skornia Klumb, 68, of Sile rCity died Tuesday, (08-20-2013) at her residence.

A memorial service was held at the First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Dennis Boone officiating on Friday, (08-23-2013) at 12 noon.

Mrs. Klumb was born November 1, 1944 in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Prybyzylski) Skornia.  She had been employed at A J Schneierson and later Glendale. She was a member of Hillbrook Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Deboraha  Stafford of High Point; sons, William Klumb and Donnie Klumb, both of Siler City, Ray Klumb of Bahama, Keith Klumb of Graham; sisters, Lorraine of Wind Lake, WI,  Sister Jeannette of Chicago, IL, Mary Jane of Racine, WI, Diane of Brookfield, WI,  Rosemary and Suzanne of Milwaukee, WI, Christaine and Nancy of Oak Creek, WI, Arelene and Janet of Siler City; brother: John of Milwaukee, WI; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC 27344or West Chatham Relay For Life, c/o Ann McDaniel,PO Box 526,Siler City,NC 27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HARVEY GREGORY “GREG” HACKNEY

Mr. Harvey Gregory “Greg” Hackney, 58, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, (08-22-2013) at the Laurels of Chatham.

The Celebration of Life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (08-24-2013), from the graveside at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastors Bob Wachs and John Covington officiating.

Greg was born in Chatham County on July 16, 1955, the son of William Taff Hackney and Vivian Emma Dixon Hackney.  He worked as a warehouse stockman for UNC Hospitals before retiring after 30 years of service.   He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda  Johnson.

Survivors include twin sons, Michael Anthony and Matthew Gregory Hackney, both of Pittsboro; sister, Bobbie Dwiggins of Pittsboro;  brothers, George William, Glenn, and Ricky Hackney, all of Pittsboro; and by one granddaughter.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

Memorials may be directed to:Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,PO Box 1610,Pittsboro, NC 27312.

ERNEST DALE McNEILL

Ernest Dale McNeill, 63, ofSanford, died Saturday, (08-24-2013), at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (08-27-2013), at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers with Rev. Patrick Broaddus officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. McNeill was born in Lee County to the late Preston and Girlene Parrish McNeill.

Survivors include his wife,  Diane Cox McNeill of the home; son, Ryan Patterson of Mamers;  daughters, Sara Allen of Carthage, Jennifer Howell of Sanford;  brother, Harold McNeill of Sanford; and  six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park,Suite10, Raleigh,NC 27615.

Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DANIEL NOAH PHILLIPS

Mr. Daniel Noah Phillips, 86, of Bennett, passed away Thursday, (08-22-2013) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday, (08-25-2013) at Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p. m. with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Mr. Phillips was a Chatham County native and retired owner and operator of Dan’s Sporting Goods in Bennett. He was an Army and Air Force veteran and had attended Bennett Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Tonda Phillips of Bennett; sister, Lucy Phillips Pugh of Bennett; and three grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

SIDNEY ALTON McNEILL

Mr. Sidney Alton McNeill, 80, formerly of  Seagrove, passed away Monday, (08-26-2013) at Woodland Hill Center in Asheboro.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, (08-28-2013) at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Luke Roberts officiating.

Mr. McNeill was a machine operator for the NC Dept. of Transportation and had attended Robbins Bible Methodis tChurch. He was the son of the late Causie and Maggie Cheek McNeill,  and was also preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae McNeill,  brothers, Herman and Doc McNeill,  and sisters, Myrtle Nalls and Bertie Welch.

Survivors include sons, Ray McNeill and Bobby McNeill, both ofAsheboro, Randy McNeill of Biscoe;  sister, Dollie Maness of Robbins; and two grandchildren.

Offer online  condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MELVIN BROWN

Mr. Melvin Brown, 74, of Bennett, passed away Monday, (08-26-2013) at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, (08-30-2013) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion UMC with Rev. Russell Brownworth and Rev. Chuck Rowland officiating. Burial with Military Honors were provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Brown was a Randolph County native and a Navy Veteran. He had been a saw mill owner and later worked in the textiles industry. He was a member o fMt.Zion United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Mary Ida Brown, sisters, Vera Rollins and Pauline Chrisco, brothers, Raymond Brown and John Neil Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Linda C. Brown of the home; daughters, Carolyn Croom of Delco, Donna Miller of Bennett; sisters, Irene Davis of Asheboro, Annie Ruth Bland of Wilson; brothers, Russell Brown, Cleo Brown, J.W. Brown, all of Bennett, Earl Brown of Robbins, four grandchildren and four  great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, (08-29-2013) from 6-8 p.m at Joyce-Brady Chapel, and other times at his home.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebraduchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery, c/o Darrin Willet, 452 Bernard Purvis Road, Bennett, NC 27208.

Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Brown family.

BETTY JONES HUGHES

Betty Jones Hughes, 84, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Greensboro on January 30, 1929, the daughter of Lawrence Barber and Mozelle (Underwood) Jones. Betty graduated valedictorian of her class at Greensboro Senior High School. She  retired as a bookkeeper with Quality Molding Products and worked part time at ACE Hardware. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the Friendship Sunday School Class, the Mary Beth Group, and served on the Altar Guild for over 20 years. Betty enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren, cooking, playing the piano and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted C. Hughes, her parents, and grandsons, Nicky Hughes and Drew Hughes.

She is survived by four sons, Steve Hughes and wife Debbie of Bear Creek, Chuck Hughes of Siler City, Mike Hughes and wife Kim of Huntersville, Chris Hughes and wife Angie of Bear Creek; sister, Barbara J. Poplin of Newport News, VA; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Monday, August 26, 2013, one hour prior to the service at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City.

The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Travis Owen officiating. Burial  followed  in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

JOYCE VAUGHN BEAL

Joyce Vaughn Beal, 71, of Beal Road, Goldston, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.

Mrs. Beal was born in Chatham County on March 15, 1942, the daughter of John and Josie (Gaines) Vaughn. She had been employed as an inspector at Mastercraft. Joyce was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible, going out to eat with the senior citizens group from church. She also enjoyed sewing. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Reid O. Beal; daughter, Tammy Beal Buie; father, John Robert Vaughn; brother, John Wayne “Weasel” Vaughn; and sister, Ada Jean Jones.

She is survived by two sons, Randy Beal and Marty Beal, both of Goldston; mother, Josie (Gaines) Vaughn of Goldston; grandchildren, Allison Buie Strohacker, Brittany Anne Beal, Brandon Dean Beal; son-in-law, Allen Buie of Vass; and great-granddaughter, Serene Elizabeth Womble.

The family received friends Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home.

The funeral was held Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Mike Garner and Rev. Bob Griffith officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252.

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

 

BEVERLY JEAN FREDERICK OLSON

Beverly Jean Frederick Olson, 67, of Ed Clapp Road, Siler City, died Monday, August 26, 2013 at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.

Mrs. Olson was born May 11, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. She had been employed as an accountant and was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church. Beverly enjoyed gardening, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sandy Cleesattle.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charles E. Olson; two daughters, Arleen McPherson of Siler City, Stacey Olson of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Scott Wetsky and wife Michelle of Amsterdam, NY; sister, Pat Belbot of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren and five great-grand-children.

No formal visitation or service is planned.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.

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

JOY CREWS CLIFTON

Mrs. Joy Crews Clifton of Pittsboro, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Genesis Health Care, Siler City Center.

Joy was born in Mt. Gilead, NC, the daughter of William Zeb and Fannie Simmons Crews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thornton Clifton and her daughter, Joy Clifton Goodwin. Joy devoted her life to her home, family and church, Gum Springs Baptist Church where she taught children in Sunday School and Bible School for 30 years.

The Celebration of her life was held Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church with  Rev. Jackie Franks and Rev. Ray Gooch  presiding.  The family  received friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gum Springs Baptist Church, 227 Gum Springs Church Road, Moncure, NC  27559.

Online condolences may be viewed at: www.hallwynne.com, select the “Obituaries & Guestbooks”, “Current Services”.

Arrangements for Mrs. Clifton are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro, NC.

 

JOHN DAVID (“J.D.”) ANDREWS

John David (“J. D.”) Andrews, 93, of Ocala, Florida, and a long-time resident of Siler City, died on August 25, 2013.  J. D. was born April 3, 1920 to John and Georgia Ruth Andrews in rural Chatham County and was raised on the family farm on Harold Andrews Road.  J. D. was the 12th of 13 children. He attended Siler City schools until he had to drop out to help with the family farm.

He married LaVerna York of Ramseur, N. C. on January 18, 1941.  They lived and worked in Ramseur a few years before making Siler City their home for almost 50 years.  In the early years he was a salesman for Chatham Foods.  In 1957, J. D. along with partners Marshall McDaniel, Archie Brower and Curtis Moore formed Carolina Poultry and bought the AR Pugh building in Bonlee.  Carolina Poultry moved to Siler City in 1964 and moved into a new plant on US 64 east.  Gails Phillips and Glen Routh merged their hatchery and feed business with Carolina Poultry and operated as partners for the next 18 years.  When they sold to Lane Processing in 1981, Carolina Poultry was processing up to 300,000 chickens a week.

J. D. and LaVerna retired in 1981 and for the next years spent the winter months in Naples, FL.  They were members of the Siler City Country Club.  J. D. was a member of the First Wesleyan Church in Siler City, starting to attend with his family in 1927.  He served as a member of the Local Board of Administration at the church.  He also served as a trustee at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC.

After the death of his wife LaVerna in 1991, in 1993 he married Audrey Iverson of Naples, FL. In 2005, J. D. and Audrey relocated to Ocala, FL.

J. D. was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, LaVerna, his parents and all 12 of his siblings.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey, and a daughter Priscilla Sanders  of Denton, TX, a son Rev. Fred (Sonnie) of Central, SC and a son Jerry (Betty) of Crescent City, FL.  He is also survived by three grandchildren:  Scott Sanders of Chicago, IL, Melanie Strickland of Cumming, GA and Allyson Andrews of Nashville, TN,  four great-grandsons, Andy, Alex, Aaron and Hayden.  Other survivors include several nieces and nephews living in the Siler City area.

The family will hold visitation at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City on Friday, August 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The funeral service will be at First Wesleyan Church in Siler City on August 31 at 2 p.m.  A private graveside service will be held at Kildee Wesleyan Church cemetery.

The family requests in place of flowers, memorials be made to the Andrews Family Scholarship at Southern Wesleyan University, 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630.  This scholarship was established in 1991 and has been providing education with a Christian perspective for deserving young people.

SUSAN WICKER HAYMORE

Susan Wicker Haymore, 69, of East Sixth Street, Siler City died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Haymore was born in Iredell County on September 20, 1943, the daughter of Walter G. and Bertha (Harper) Wicker. She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Siler City and a graduate of High Point Memorial School of Nursing, Class of 1964. Susan was very proud of her forty-four years of service in the nursing field. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Frank Wicker, Donald Wicker, Phoebe Hamer, Virginia “Jenny” Hudson and Walter Guy “Buck” Wicker, Jr.

Survivors include one daughter, Amy Teague and husband Joe of Snow Camp; two sons, Joey C. Hussey and wife, Christina Lundqvist of Greensboro, Robbie G. Hussey and wife, Tara of Bear Creek; one sister, Carol Johnson and husband, Donald of Siler City; grandchildren, Sebastian Lyndqvist, Gavin Teague, Claire Teague, Julia Teague, Hunter Hussey and Spencer Hussey.

The family will receive friends at the home of the son, Robbie and Tara Hussey, 1795 Oakley Church Road, Bear Creek.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Ann McDaniel, PO Box 526, Siler City, NC 27344; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Komen NC Triad Affiliate, 1106 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Aug. 22, 1013
ROBERT ZEKE HILLIARD

Mr. Robert Zeke Hilliard, 76, ofSilerCity, passed away Wednesday, (08-14-2013) atSilerCityCenter.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, (08-17-2013) at 2 p.m. atHickoryGroveBaptistChurchwith Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in theHilliardFamilyCemetery.

Mr. Hilliard was aChathamCountynative and a retired farmer. He attendedHickoryGroveBaptistChurch.  He was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Salli P. Hilliard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harold Hilliard and Archie Hilliard.

Survivors include a son, Randy Hilliard ofSilerCity; brother, Roy Hilliard ofSilerCity; sisters, Juanita Lucas, Lenora Lucas, both ofSilerCity, Ezzie Smith, Geneva Beck, both of Bear Creek; and two grandchildren.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

CHARLES LEVI CAVINESS

Mr. Charles Levi Caviness, 72, of Robbins, passed away Tuesday (08-13-2013) atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, (08-17-2013) at 11 a.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Terry Warren officiating.

Mr. Caviness was a MooreCountynative and a self- employed logger. He was the son of the late Wess and Madie B. Caviness. He was a member of UnityGroveBaptistChurch.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Haithcox Caviness of the home; daughter, Brenda Maness of Seagrove; sister, Laverne Chriscoe of Robbins; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel,P.O. Box 89,Bennett,NC27208to help with funeral expenses.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

BABY MAGGIE CRAWFORD VICENTE

A memorial service was held for Baby Maggie Crawford Vicente on Wednesday, (08-21-2013) at 6 p.m. at Knotts & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her parents, Alberto Vicente and Yolanda Crawford Vicente of Siler City; sister, Maira Crawford; and brothers, Fernanda Canales, Glovanny Vicente, and Ramon Vicente, all of the home.

KENNETH WARREN SCOTT

Kenneth Warren Scott,  54, of Pittsboro, died peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family and close friends.

A casual gathering outside to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 located at1291 River Forest RoadPittsboro.

Ken adored his sons and grandchildren and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a remarkable man, loved by many. He was preceded in death by his father Durwood Scott

Ken is survived by his sons, Kevin Scott, Corey Scott, Alex Scott and their mother, Kim Williams Scott, all of Pittsboro; his mother, Kathryn Lloyd Scott of Chapel Hill; brother, Tommy Scott (Deanie) of Caldwell, brother, Billy Scott of Chapel Hill, sister, Janet Scott McFarland (Fred) of Chapel Hill; brother, Mike Scott of Chapel Hill, brother, Jeff Scott (Anna) of Pittsboro; granddaughters, Kenley Scott and Siann White of Pittsboro; nine nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to UNC Hospice.

  Arrangements are under the care of American Cremation.

INFANT PARKER GREY MAULTSBY

Infant Parker Grey Maultsby, Sanford, died Monday, August 19, 2013 atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospital, Pinehurst.

He is survived by his parents, Josiah and Laura (Clark) Maultsby, IV;  one sister, Madelyn Maultsby of the home; maternal grandparents, Vernon and Doan Clark of Siler City; paternal grandparents, Nancy and Alex Maultsby of Zebulon; maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Barbara Clark of Siler City; paternal great-grandmother, Edna Lemmond of Laurinburg; maternal uncles, Steven and Matt Clark of Siler City; paternal aunts and uncles, Marybeth and Michael Lopez of Knightdale; cousins, Paige and Hanna Lopez of Knightdale; numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family received friends Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue,SilerCity.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. atFellowshipBaptistChurch,120 Fellowship Church Road,SilerCity, with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Brian Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cherished Moments, “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”, Laura Ingram,102 West Main Street,Aberdeen,NC28315.

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

DOROTHY KIDD HANCOCK MARTINDALE

Dorothy Kidd Hancock Martindale, 90, of Tom Hancock Road, Bear Creek, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at FirstHealth Hospice Palliative Care, Pinehurst.

Mrs. Martindale was born inChathamCountyon May 23, 1923, the daughter of Rev. John C. and Lula (Caviness) Kidd.   Dot was a homemaker and a member ofAntiochBaptistChurch.  She enjoyed entertaining, cooking for her family and friends, quilting, crocheting and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Thomas W. Hancock, Sr. and  later, Floyd Martindale; her parents; son, Thomas Woodrow Hancock, Jr.; brothers, Charlie, Lewis, Henry,  Norman  and sisters, Margaret, Cornie and Cordia.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith H. Nall and husband  Ritchie of Bear Creek, Diana H. Hornsby and husband Jim of Lake Wateree, SC; one son, Donnie Lee Hancock and wife Emily of Burlington; one sister, Johnsie K. Bouldin of Bennett; daughter-in-law, Lisa Sterling of Greensboro; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Judith and Ritchie Nall, 774 Tom Hancock Road, Bear Creek.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. atAntiochBaptistChurch,3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Ritchie Nall officiating.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC 28374; or Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road,Goldston,NC 27252.

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

Aug. 15, 2013
BETTE DRIVER TAYLOR

Houston,TX– Mrs. Bette Driver Taylor, 87, of Houston,TX died at her residence on Monday, (08-05-2013).

A graveside service was conducted atAlamanceMemorial Parkon Saturday, (08-10-2013) at 2 p.m..

A native ofFernandina Beach,FL, she was the wife of the late Kenneth Lee Taylor, Sr. and the daughter of Homer L. Driver and Thelma Lou Beck Driver, both deceased. She was a former employee with Bill’s Restaurant,SilerCity, and a member of the Siler City Garden Club.

Bette is survived by her son, Kenneth Lee Taylor, II of their home inHouston,TX.

Make online condolences at: www.richandthompson.com. 

WILLIAM THOMAS “TOMMY” STONE

William Thomas “Tommy” Stone, 66, of Moncure, died Tuesday (08-06-2013) at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Stone was born February 26, 1947, the son of the late William Stone and Dolly Jordan Stone, both of whom are deceased.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Poe Stone of the home; daughters, Tracey Lynn McKinney, Amber Renee Burris, both of Concord; brother, Steve Stone of Sanford; and six grandchildren.

No flowers are requested, but memorial donations may be made toHaywoodIndependentBibleChurch,PO Box 409,Moncure,NC27559or to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Tommy.

 

DR. EDWARD THEODORE GORDON

Milton,MA- Edward Theodore Gordon was born March 4, 1923, inCharlestown,MA, the son of   Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gordon.  He was predeceased by his wife, Claire Braverman Gordon, brothers, Nathan, David, and sister, Celia.

Interment was held atSharonMemorial Park,Sharon,MA.

Edward graduated from BostonEnglishHigh School.  He attended TuftsCollegeand Tufts University School of Medicine. Following an internship at BellevueHospitalin New York City, he pursued a residency in General Surgery at the Universityof Minnesota. In 1949, Dr. Gordon became the Chief of Surgical Services at the 7thStationArmyHospital inTrieste,Italy.  Upon his return from Europe, he completed his surgical training at theBethIsraelHospital inBoston.

Dr. Gordon practiced atQuincyCityHospitalandMiltonHospitalfor over three decades, serving as Chief of Surgery and President of the Medical Staff.

Survivors include three sons, Dr. Michael Alan Gordon ofSanford, Steven Roger Gordon ofBrattleboro,VT, and Dr. John David Gordon ofBethesda,MD; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOHNNIE ROBERT NEWELL

Johnnie Robert Newell, 73, of Goldston, died Wednesday (08-07-2013).

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, (08-09-2013), at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Newell was born inChathamCounty, the son of the late John Joe Newell and Janie Bell Hicks Newell. He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Henry Macon Newell, and a sister, Littie Van Skiver.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Smith Newell; daughter, Wanda Lou Newell of Goldston; sisters, Bobbie Jean Barham and Eva Hicks Newell, both of Cameron; brothers, James Newell and Bill Newell, both of Cameron.

Online condolences may be at www.rogerspickard.com.

RUSSELL WAYNE HUSSEY

Russell Wayne Hussey, 60, of Robbins, died Sunday, 08-11-2013, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Waynewas born December 18, 1952 to the late Russell and Inez Caviness Hussey. He was a member ofBeulahBaptistChurchwhere he served on the Offering Committee and Baptismal Committee. He had recently retired from Moore County Public Works. He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Julie Nicodemus Hussey, of the home;  daughter, April Hussey Roberts of Robbins; son, Jonathan Hussey of Robbins; sister, Hilda Hussey Cockman  of Robbins; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, (08-13-2013) at 3 p.m. atBeulahBaptistChurch, with burial following in the church cemetery.

The family requests memorials may be sent to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund,8454 Howards Mill Road,Bennett,NC27208, or First Health Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,Pinehurst,NC28374.

MARY ELIZABETH THOMPSON ELKINS

Mary Elizabeth Thompson Elkins, 69, of SilerCity died Monday, (08-12-2013) at her residence.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, (08-14-2013) at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Elkins was born in Chatham County on August 19, 1943, the daughter of Lewis and Hattie (Lewis) Thompson. She was a graduate of Silk Hope School and Central Carolina Community College. She worked in the accounting office at Boling Chair, Inc., and later, established her own company, Professional Business Solutions. Mary was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where she served as recording clerk, assistant treasurer, and Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, William Lee Elkins and one brother, Harvey Lewis Thompson ofAlabama.

Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting,802 North Dogwood Avenue,Siler City,NC27344.

Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. 

THOMAS JOSEPH “TOM” DOYLE

Mr. Thomas Joseph “Tom” Doyle, 87, died (06-27-2013) in The Arbor at Galloway Ridge.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 3 o’clock, Thursday, (08-22-2013) from St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  The Very Rev. Scott E. McCue, VF, Pastor, will preside.  Enurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

Tom was born in New York City on December 21, 1925, the son of Joseph and May Egan Doyle.  He served in the US Navy in both World War II and Korea.  Tom received a business degree from Long Island University and an engineering degree from New York University.  He worked as a diesel/industrial engineer before establishing  a family business.  He was active in St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Terrie Connolly Doyle.    Following the service friends may visit at a reception in the church family life center.

Memorials may be given to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 for engraved brick pavers in Tom’s memory.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

MELVIN AZELLE WILLIAMS

Mr. Melvin A. Williams, 57, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (08-10-2013) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, (08-15-2013) AT St. Andrews Congregational Christian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Annette Green Williams of Pittsboro; son, Azelle Tywon Williams of Pittsboro; daughter, Kenyatta Shantel Williams of Greensboro; brothers, Sgt. Curtis Morrison of Fayetteville, Freeman Eddie Williams of Badin, Wilbert Lee Williams of Sanford, Alfonza Calvin Williams of Pittsboro; sister, Candy Moffitt of Raleigh; and one granddaughter.

The family greeted guests from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, (08-14-2013) at Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

DORIS M. GUTHRIE

Doris Guthrie, 72, of 2475 Redbud Road, Pittsboro died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Guthrie was born July 28, 1941, the daughter of Millard and Lula (Hicks) Maness. She was a member of Community Baptist Church until her illness confined her to the home. She worked in textiles and in a nursing home during her active years. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Guthrie;  the father of her children, Dwight Moody; her parents, sisters, Eula Darr, Lessie Mote, Margaret Phillips; and brothers, JC and James Maness.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Moody of Bonlee, Michael Moody and wife Anna of Siler City; one daughter, Kay Spoon and husband Ricky of Pittsboro; one step-son, Dennis Guthrie and wife Donna of Siler City; step-daughters, Cheryl Scott and husband Larry of Robbins,  Janet Lambert of Myrtle Beach;  five brothers, Tom Maness and wife Brenda,  Charlie Maness and wife Mae, all of Snow Camp, Gurney Maness and wife  Ernestine, Earl Maness, all of Liberty, Junior Maness of Siler City; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris also had a special sister-in-law, Maryland Lemon, who cared for her in the home, along with her granddaughter, Rachel Spoon.

The family received friends Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 1:15-2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with the funeral service immediately following at  2 p.m. in the Chapel, with Rev. Bill Browder officiating. A brief graveside service will follow at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, weather permitting.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chatham County Animal Shelter or to Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund.

Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,  nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any creature, shall be able to separate us from the  Love of God, Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39 

ARTHUR ALVIS RODGERS

Mr. Arthur Rodgers, 88, passed away at home, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 in Pittsboro.

A native of Chatham County, Arthur was born to the late Willie Joe Rodgers and Fannie Degraffenreidt.  He  attended Chatham High School in Siler City in the 1940’s. He left school early to join the U.S. Navy where he was stationed on the USS San Juan in the South Pacific. After WW II, Arthur returned to Chatham County and graduated high school. He was united in marriage for 62 years of love and devotion to the late Mary Dark. He retired from Townsend as a truck driver after 59 years of service. Arthur served the church as a steward, treasurer, usher, president of the senior choir, and groundskeeper for more than 30 years. He also was a founding member of Saint Paul’s Masonic Lodge #147, serving as Worshipful Master for several years. In addition, he helped found the Knights of Pythagoras through Saint Paul’s Lodge.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Rodgers was preceded in death by his son, Arthur Rodgers Jr. and brothers, Gaither, Willie, Jessie, Saul, and Charles.

Survivors include his sons, Brian Rodgers and wife Gloria of Pittsboro, William Rodgers of Pittsboro; his daughter, Hope Rodgers-Medina, and husband Daniel; grandchildren, Davida Rodgers and John Guerra, Sidney Alexander, Zachary Rodgers, Tressalyn Cordaro, Courtney Rodgers, and William Rodgers, Jr.; great-granddaughters, Jordyn Rodgers and Riley Guerra.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Anthony Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.Hallwynne.com, select “obits,” then, “Current Services”

Aug. 8, 2013
JOSEPH FREDRIC LEITCH, III

Mr. Joseph Fredric Leitch, III, 24, of  Graham, died Monday, (07-29-2013), in SilerCity.

The funeral was held at Moore’s Chapel Baptis Church on Friday, (08-02-2013) at 3 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Oakley officiating. Burial followed in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery.

Joseph was born inAlamanceCountyon September 11, 1988. He was a full time student atAlamanceCommunity Collegeand attendedMoore’sChapelBaptistChurch. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Lindley.

Survivors include his mother, Jamie Lindley Lamm (Jeff); father, Joseph Fredric “Freddie” Leitch, II ( Cindy); sister, Stacey Lee Leitch; grandmother, Shirley Lindley; grandparents, Fred (Kay) Leitch; step-sister, Lacie Lamm; step-brothers, Justin Lamm, Luke Clark, all of Graham; and step-grand-parents, James (Carol) Lamm.

Memorials may be made toMoore’sChapelBaptistChurch,5750 Church Road,Graham,NC27253or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell,918 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC 27215.

Make online condolences at: www.richandthompson.com.

WALTER BEHRINGER

Walter Edward Behringer  died Thursday,  (08-01-2013), atPittsboroChristianVillage.

Memoria services will be held  Friday, (08-09-2013) at 7 p.m.  at Pittsboro Christian Village, and  Saturday,  (08-10-2013), at  10 a.m.  at North Ridge Bible Chapel,7100 Harps Mill Road,Raleigh.

For his service in the Marine Corps atIwo Jimaduring WW II, he received a Purple Heart, and then served during the Korean War.    Walter retired from IBM, and attended North Ridge Bible Chapel.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Carol Behringer;  sons,  Jeffrey Behringer, James Behringer; daughter, Jill Byrd and twin sister, Muriel Simanek.

Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsboro Christian Village,1825 East St.Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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

CLYDE WILLIAM JOHNSON

Clyde William Johnson, 84, ofSilerCitydied Monday, (08-05-2013) at his home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, (08-08-2013) at 3 p.m. atMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch, with Rev.TroyEd Brown officiating.

Mr. Johnson was born in ChathamCountyon March 21, 1929, the son of Jessie Lewis and Eleanor (Pugh) Johnson. He was a member of MeroneyUnitedMethodistChurchand a self employed house painter. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary W. Johnson; grandson, Steven L. Johnson; his parents; brothers, Rev. J. L. Johnson, Elbert, Raymond, Hurley Johnson; sisters, Effie Johnson, Ruby Brewer, Mattie Belle Reeding and Carrie Lee Holt.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rachel (Jessup) Johnson; sons, Dean Johnson, Keith Johnson, both ofSilerCity; brother, Frank Reid Johnson of Kernersville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the family home.

Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com

SUE E. BROOKS

Sue E. Brooks, 78, of Staley died Saturday (08-03-2013) atRandolphHospital.

Funeral services will be held Thursday (08-08-2013) at 3 p.m. atOliversChapelA.M.E.ZionChurchwith Rev. Sharon Mitchell officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Brooks was a native ofRandolphCountyand a member ofOliversChapelA.M.E.ZionChurch. She was educated in theStaleySchooland was retired from Liberty Veneer Company. She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin, Jr. and sister, Elsie M. Staley.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, James A. Brooks; sons, Harold Staley, Harmon E. Staley, both of Staley, James K. Brooks of Asheboro, Kelly L. Brooks of Liberty; daughters, Ava S. Williams of Siler City, Darlene Brooks of the home; sisters, Doris Wiley, Pauline Godfrey, both of Siler City, Edith A. Staley of Staley; brothers, Bobby I. Staley, Thurman Staley, both of Siler City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 2-3 p.m. Thursday at the church.

KIMBERLY DAWN TREECE

Kimberly Dawn Treece, 44, of Randleman, died Tuesday, (07-30-2013) at U.N.C. Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

There was a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Saturday, (08-03-2013) at the Exchange inAsheboro, with Kim McTillman, officiating.

Mrs. Treece was a native ofRandolphCounty, a graduate ofRandlemanHigh School, and a former employee of B.J. Consew. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell McSwain; daughter, Alicia Farrar ofAsheboro; step-daughter, Ciji Cagle ofAsheboro; mother, Patsy Porter or Archdale; sister, Rhonda K. Bloom of Archdale; brothers, Andy Treece of Sneads Ferry, Donnie Treece of Archdale; five grandchildren.

SANDRA GAINES ARNOLD WATKINS

Sandra Gaines Arnold Watkins, 68, ofHot Springs,Arkansas, won her battle against cancer on August 1, 2013, when she was perfectly healed in Heaven.  Born on November 17, 1944 inHope,Arkansas, Sandra Ann Gaines was the oldest child of the late James C. Gaines and Lavern Purtle Gaines of Hope.  She graduated fromHopeHigh Schoolin 1962 and later, in 1966, fromHendersonStateTeachers Collegein Arkadelphia.  She went on to teach hundreds of young men and women at a number of different levels in Arkadelphia, Hope, and inSiler City,North Carolina.  Known by an entire generation ofArkadelphiaHigh Schoolalumni as the Spanish teacher, “Senora Arnold”, she was a continuing quiet but supportive presence in the lives of many.

She will be terribly missed by her husband, Guy Watkins, Jr. of Hot Springs and  her children, Dr. Jay Arnold (Jessica) of Hot Springs,  JaNan Davis of Maumelle, and Jill Fletcher (Blake) of Cabot.  Her five grandchildren, Elizabeth Davis, Emmeline “Emme” Davis, Ella Fu Davis, Alli Arnold, and Tyce Fletcher will miss their “Sansy”, but they will continue to make her proud with their every breath. Her mother Lavern Purtle Gaines of Hope and her best friends and little sisters, Jan Wright (George) and Betty Hightower (Butch), all of Hot Springs will carry her precious memory with them each time they get together.  Her family, including her brother, Mike Gaines (Mary) of Hope and all of her nieces, nephews and their children will continue to celebrate her life for years to come with thousands of wonderful memories. Even her dog, Macy, who was her constant companion, will be affected by her loss.

Sandra loved life on the lake and spending time reading in her chair next to Guy. She had thoroughly enjoyed being able to reconnect with so many through social media in the last several years.  She loved going anywhere with family and friends and never turned down a shopping trip just because of the time it offered her with the people she loved.  She kept albums of pictures of her trips with her high school girlfriends, and loved to talk about the fun they all had. She relished watching her grandbabies swim in her pool and was there with them all, enjoying watermelon, just days before she went home to Heaven.  No matter what she did, she always put others before herself.  Her peace and happiness came from knowing that everyone else was taken care of first.

Her family wants to thank Dr. Fred Divers and the many doctors and medical personnel ofMercyHospitalwho were present and fighting with her through the final months of her journey on Earth.

A graveside service to celebrate her life was held at Memory Gardens in Hope, Arkansas on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. Arrangements were being handled by Herndon Pharr Funeral Home in Hope.  In lieu of flowers, Sandra would be honored by a gift to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Sign the online register book at www.pharrfuneral homes.com.

DEANN WHITE WOODY

Deann White Woody, 44, ofSilerCity, died Friday, August 2, 2013.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Todd Woody.

Deann was born and raised in the Silk Hope community inChathamCounty.  She graduated high school from theNorth CarolinaSchoolof the Arts inWinston-Salem, where she studied voice.  Married soon after that, she and Todd lived inPhiladelphiaandSan Diegowhile he served in the U.S. Navy.  Deann received her Associates degree in Accounting while living inCalifornia.  When they moved back toNorth Carolina, she worked at CCI inSilerCity.

Deann was preceded in death by her father, Arthur White.  She is survived by her mother Lula Margaret White of Siler City, and siblings, Thomas (Tom) White and Mary Beth of Asheboro, Donald (Don) White and Vicky Olive of Carrboro, Ronald White and Evelyn of Silk Hope, Audrey Pilkington and Larry of Garner,  and Helen McGee and Mike of Raleigh.  Her nieces and nephews are Leah Sugg and Jeff of Erect, Amanda Julian and Kris of Asheboro, Leslie Lynette and Chris of Garner, Joshua White and Stacey of Silk Hope, Raley White of São Paulo, Brazil, Daner White of Wilmington, and Charlie and Zachary McGee of Raleigh.  There are six loving great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deann’s caring in-laws are Bobby and Sue Woody of Bennett. Her mother-in-law is Mae Glasgow and Tim of Lake Gaston.  Siblings by marriage are Jim Woody and Sandra of Pfafftown, Sherry Parker and Randy of Moncure, and Dwayne Moody ofWinston-Salem.  Two nieces are Katelyn and Lauryn Parker.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 atEmmausBaptistChurchat2430 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road,Pittsboro,NC27312.  The visitation preceded the service at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  The graveside service and burial was held atSaplingRidgeUnitedMethodistChurchimmediately following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church Memorial Association, Cemetery Upkeep Fund,1982 Epps Clark Road,Siler City,NC27344; or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter,3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210,Raleigh,NC27609.

JOSEPHINE COLTRANE CULBERSON 

Josephine Coltrane Culberson, 81, of Siler City-Snow Camp Road, SilerCity died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Culberson was born in Randolph County on March 2, 1932, the daughter of Randolph and Lola (Ferguson) Coltrane. She was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women and served as an alternate delegate to the annual conference. She had worked for Carolina Telephone. Josephine enjoyed playing bingo, all church activities, travel, listening to gospel music and walking. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle H. Culberson; son, Thomas (Fuzz) Culberson; her parents; and brother, Randolph Coltrane, Jr.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane C. Gray and husband, Ike of Siler City; two sisters, Etta Mae Coltrane Brady, Donna Holt Williams both of Liberty; grandson, David Gray and wife, Shannon of Siler City; daughter-in-law, Marci Culberson; step-great-grandchildren, Anthony, Kailah, Patrick and step-great-great-granddaughter, McKenna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of daughter, Jane and Ike Gray, 3837 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. atPineyGroveUnitedMethodistChurch,2343 Piney Grove Church Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Jim Folks and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road,Siler City,NC27344or West Chatham Relay For Life, Ann McDaniel,PO Box 526,Siler City,NC27344.

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

JAMES “JIM” MICHAEL RIVES

James “Jim” Michael Rives, 59, of Goldston, passed away at his home, Monday, August 5, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents Clair B. and Ruby A. Rives; sister, Janette Brown; and brother, Billy Rives.

All family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 4- 6 p.m. at the home of Bob Case,216 Coral Avenue, Goldston.

Jim was a lifetime resident ofChathamCountyand attendedMeroneyUnitedMethodistChurch. He was best known for his love of music and his musical and vocal talents. Jim performed many benefits in the area to include those for families and veterans.

He is survived by his sisters, Patricia “Anne” (Steve) Cantrell ofDunlap,TN; Carolyn Jones of Bear Creek; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to say a special thank you to his friends Bob Case, William Locklear, “Fireball” and Jackie Burns for their devoted friendship and assistance during his illness. Also a special thank you to Dr. Eric Butler for his continued care and visits, and to Liberty Hospice, especially Charlotte, Tabitha and Tonya, for their compassionate care.

Jim was an organ donor, donating his beautiful hazel eyes to help others see.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society to help with the fight against lung cancer.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

Aug. 1,2013
CAROL CAMERON

Carol Cameron, 66, ofSanforddied Sunday, (07-28-2013), at Sanford Health andRehabCenter.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Cameron was born inHarnettCounty, on March 29, 1947, to the late Archie Clifford and Ruth Roseman Cameron.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Cameron Rollins.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Alton Rollins of Sanford; brothers, Sonny Cameron, Allen Cameron, both of Broadway; sisters, Kay Davis ofCharlotte, Celia Cameron of Broadway; and one grandchild.

Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DELSIE LEE VANDERFORD

Delsie Lee Vanderford, 74, of  Bear Creek passed away Friday, (07-26-2013) atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, (07-28-2013) at 4:30 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Noah Albarez officiating. Burial followed atRedHillBaptistChurchCemetery.

Ms. Vanderford was born inRobersonCountyand was a dental assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents Ronder and Eula Price Beal and a sister, Audrey Vick.

Survivors include a son, Dan Seagrove ofColorado; brothers, Ronnie Beal of Bear Creek, Wade Beal of Staley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

  THELMA EUDEANA HICKS ROUSE

Thelma Eudeana Hicks Rouse, 87, of  Eagle Springs, passed away Thursday, (07-25-2013) at her residence.

Funeral services were held Sunday, (07-28-2013) at 2 p.m. at BrightLightBaptistChurchwith Rev. Ralph Voncannon and Rev. Billy J. Brady officiating. Burial followed in the RouseFamilyCemetery.
Ms. Rouse was born in Rich Mountain, TN. She was a veteran of World War II, a graduate ofSandhillsCommunity College and a homemaker after years in the textiles industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Paul” Rouse, a son, James Grier Rouse, and a grandson, Elon Rouse.

Survivors include daughters, Narcissus Jones of Parkton, Iris Moon of High Falls, Lilac Kennedy of Robbins; sons, Doyle Rouse of Asheboro, Keith Rouse of Carthage, Gerald Rouse, Vaughn Rouse, both of Eagle Springs, Adrian Rouse of Robbins, 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grand-children and four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lavada Robbins of Clinton TN, Lola Cox of Jacksboro, TN; and brother, James Hicks of Conover.
Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

SARAH BERT RIDDLE SCHENCK

Sarah Bert Riddle Schenck, 85, of Conneaut,OHdied Wednesday, (07-24-2013) at Mary’s Health and Rehab,inErie,PA.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, (07-27-2013) atNewLeafUnitedMethodistChurch, with Mary Prior, officiating. Entombment was in the mausoleum atGreenlawnMemoryGardens,North Kingsville,Ohio.

Mrs. Schenck was born March 12, 1928, in the Deep River Community to Anna Hurley Riddle and Luther London Riddle. She was a graduate ofDeep RiverHigh School andSanfordBusinessCollege. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Evie Jean, and brothers, Dan, Kato, George and Lewis Riddle.

Survivors include her husband, Rand G. “Bud” Schenck; daughters, Marian “M.J.” Samanka of Erie, PA, Susan Lester of Hudson, OH; sisters, Delano Riddle Borys of Louisburg, Judith Nance of Sanford; brother, Jack Riddle of Sanford: and two grandchildren. 

WILLIAM DUNCAN “W.D.” HOLDER

William “W. D.” Duncan Holder, 57, of Olivia, died Thursday, (07-25-2013), at his home.

The funeral was held at Olivia Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, (07-28-2013), with Rev. George Walton presiding.    Burial will follow at a later date.

Mr. Holder was born inLeeCounty, December 21, 1955, to the late Clyde Thomas Holder and Mabel Gilmore Owen Holder.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ella Jean Wofford.  He was retired from Goodyear Tire Company.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Graham Holder of the home; son, Jason Holder ofBurlington; daughter, Candace Holder Hodgin of Sanford; sisters, Belinda Holder ofSanford, Totsy Owen ofTroy; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DORIS MARSH SAMPSON

Mrs. Doris Marsh Sampson, 89, ofSilerCitypassed away on Sunday, (07-28-2013) at Siler City Health Care.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, (07-31-2013) at 2 p.m. atCorinthA.M.E.ZionChurch.

Survivors include a son, Marcellus (Petey) Marsh of Siler City; brothers, Edward Siler of Siler City, Bob Siler of Washington, DC; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

MAC L. MARTIN  

Mac L.  Martin, 83, of166 Pat Murrow Road, Bonlee, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell,Burlington.

Mr. Martin was born October 23, 1929, the son of Richard C. and Blanche McBride Martin. He was a native ofWilkesCountyand retired from the Norfolk-Southern Railroad after 42 years as a depot agent. Mac was an Army Veteran of the Korean conflict, a faithful member ofBonleeBaptistChurch, a former member of the Bonlee Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Scout Master for troop # 927. He enjoyed RV camping, fishing, woodworking, gardening and traveling. Mac was a handyman, loved family activity, and had a good sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce (Oldham) Martin; three daughters, Linda M. Jessup and husband Frank of Bonlee, Cathy M. Johnson and husband Kenneth of Siler City, Janice Martin of Bonlee; two sons, Mac L. Martin, Jr. and Tim Martin and wife Gina, both of Bonlee; grandchildren, Jason Martin and wife Kelli, Dale Martin, Stephanie J. Meadows and husband Jack, Kent Johnson and wife Candy, Matthew Johnson, Andrew Johnson and wife Jamie,  Brian Barber and wife Kelly, Michael Barber and wife Kristen, Tiffany Barber, Tabitha Shiflett and husband Wayne, Wesley Martin; great grandchildren, Chloey, Logan, and   Cadence Johnson, Owen Meadows, Adeline Brooks, Brayden and Charlotte Barber, Sophie Shiflett,  Ryan Martin; brother, Richard C. Martin, Jr. and wife Louise of Simpsonville, SC; and an uncle, George V. McBride of Jacksonville, FL.

The family received friends Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the family home. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Bonlee Baptist Church, with Rev. Darrell Willams and Rev. Brandon Dobson officiating. Burial followed in the Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cemetery Fund.

On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 JOYCE N. REHEIS

Joy, our mom and friend, passed away at 5 a.m. Sunday, July 28 2013 at The Laurels of Chatham.

The joy, strength, wisdom, and inspiration she brought to so many lives will be in our hearts and minds forever.

Joyce Reheis was 78, and lived at Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community in Pittsboro.

She was born in Clinton, NC on September 19, 1934, a daughter to the late Patrick Henry Newsome and Virginia Collins.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. Crosley and two sisters, June Augilar and Peggy Howe.

She is survived by her son, Dana Crosley of Pittsboro; her daughters, Debbie Hardie of Pittsboro, Lisa Eslambolchi of Crozet, VA, and Stefanie Crosley of FL; her brothers, Phillip Partin of Chapel Hill, NC and William Partin of Apex, NC; her grandchildren, Dorian Crosley, Ashley Sigmon, Leila Eslambolchi and Kian Eslambolchi; and her great-grandchildren, Morgan Sigmon and Brooke Sigmon.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral home in Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Hospice center of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

DENNIS E. COLEMAN

Dennis E. Coleman, an avid hunter, and former tow truck driver who enjoyed helping others in their time of need, died Friday, July 26, 2013. He was 55. Dennis died at home in Chapel Hill, NC, after a four year fight with kidney cancer.

Born December 18, 1957, in Utica, NY, he was the son of the late Donald B. Coleman and Joan Potter Coleman Thomas.

Dennis spent a great deal of his time outdoors in the woods hunting deer and turkey; actually, whatever was in season. He loved riding his Harley, spending time with family, and hanging out with friends. He was a remarkable man, loved by many.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Ross Coleman of Chapel Hill, NC; his daughter, Haylee Jenelle Coleman of Chapel Hill, NC; his brother, Martin and (Kimberly) Coleman of Newport, NY; his sister, Denice Coleman Mills Carr of Remsen, NY; his nephews, Travis Coleman and partner Brittany, and Adam Coleman; his nieces, Laurie and (Ryan) Corn, Elizabeth Mills and fiancé Ryan, and Tiffany Carr; his great nieces, Jaydin and Alexa; and his great nephew, Preston, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father listed above, and his stepfather, Richard Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Local Bar (former Little Bar), Route 64, Apex, NC. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 7 at Prospect Cemetery, Prospect, NY. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the VFW in Remsen, NY, following the service.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all who helped during this difficult time.

Memorials to: UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, or a charity of your choice.

NANCY VAUGHAN

Nancy Vaughan, age 69, has gone to be with our Heavenly Father as of July 27, 2013. She has gone to join her loving husband, Ellis Paul Vaughan, Jr., both her parents, one brother, one sister, and a daughter.

Surviving is a son, Jimmy Springfield and wife Cheryl of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Michelle Boone and husband Wade, Kim Scotto DiPerta, all of Siler City; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister, Sandra (Lee) Errico and husband Trip of Siler City; and brother, Danny Recchia.

May She Rest in Peace!

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at 805 Woodland Drive, Siler City with calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m.

RICKIE LEE LEMONS

Rickie Lee Lemons, 61, of Lexington, passed away un-expectantly Sunday, July 28, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Steve Joyce and Duncan Martin. The graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. in Mount Vernon United Methodist Church cemetery, Silk Hope.

The family saw friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Rickie was born February 12, 1952 in Chatham County to Raymond Lindbrugh Lemons and Bobbie Joann Whitt Lemons. He was a 14 year survivor of throat cancer, a member of the Western Piedmont Speak Easy Group and retired in 2001 from QST Textiles in Mocksville. He was preceded in death by his father in 1984, and his grandmothers, Jessie Whitt Scott and Bessie Lemons Harris.

He is survived by his mother of the home; cousins, Robin Smith Jones (Lee) of Burlington and Robert Bryan Smith (Tina) of Kernersville; aunts, Mrs. Bobbie Isley and Mrs. Bertha Ward, both of Greensboro; his great aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Lemons Wicker of Siler City and Mike Robertson, who was like a brother to Rickie.

Memorials may be directed to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Virginia Smith, 111 JaVan Smith Road, Siler City NC 27344 or Western Piedmont Speak Easy Laryngectomy Support Group,  c/o Nancy Reynolds 2919 Camp Circle, Winston-Salem NC 27106.

Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

 

Obituaries  Jan. 2012  - July 2013

 

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