Obituaries_2

July 25, 2013 
THOMAS WATTS “T.W.” CAMPBELL, JR.

Thomas Watts “T.W.” Campbell, Jr., 81, ofSanford, died Tuesday, (07-16-2013), at his home. The funeral was held at Barbecue Presbyterian Church on Friday, (07-19-2013), at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sandy Williams presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery Mr. Campbell was born inMooreCounty, on April 1, 1932, to the late Thomas Watts Campbell and Flora Dula Campbell.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Thomas Watts Campbell, III and sisters, Marguerite Campbell Nagy and Gwyn Campbell Dixon.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from civil service as Chief of Metrology (the science of weights and measures).  He was a member of Barbecue Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives include his wife, Ruby Sullivan Campbell of the home; daughters, Ethel Campbell of Pittsboro, Gloria Radkiewicz of Aberdeen, MD, April Annette Mason of Sanford, René Oakman; sisters, Theresa Campbell Cocolin of Sanford, Billie Campbell Hickox of Callahan, FL; eleven grandchildren and eleven great- grandchildren. Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM DeHART

William DeHart ofFearringtonVillage, died Monday, (07-15- 2013), while vacationing in Oriental. Services were held Tuesday, (07-23-2013) at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family Episcopal. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at a family plot inConcord. Bill was born August 29, 1931 to James and Lois Guffy DeHart inDurham. He was commissioned an Ensign at theUnited StatesNavalAcademyand served as a naval officer for 24 years. He is survived by his sister, Jean DeHart Spach of Oak Ridge, TN; his wife, Frances Roberts DeHart of Fearrington Village; sons, Peyton of Chapel Hill, William Jr. ofRaleigh; daughter, Sara Young ofGreensboro; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made  to the Church of the Holy Family,200 Hayes Road,Chapel Hillor a charity of choice. Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

SIDNEY JAY CADE

Sidney Jay Cade, 53, of Goldston died Thursday, (07-18-2013) at his residence. A graveside service was held Saturday, (07-20-2013 at 1 p.m. atAntiochBaptistChurchCemetery. Mr. Cade was born in ChathamCountyon July 13, 1960, the son of Parrott Junior and Colleen (Johnson) Cade. Sidneyhad worked at Hadley Peoples Manufacturing as a loom operator. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Colleen (Johnson) Cade of the home; brothers: Travis Cade and Hodge Cade, both of Goldston;. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MILTON PALMER HARRINGTON

Mr. Milton Palmer Harrington, 85, ofSanford,  died Thursday, (07-18-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, (07-20-2013) at 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs U.M.C. with Rev. Fallon Melvin officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Harrington was born inLeeCountyon June 20, 1928 to the late Max Pell Harrington and Daisy Mansfield Harrington.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Willis and Lemuel Harrington. He served our country in the United States Army and worked as a tobacco farmer. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Johnson Harrington; son, Max C. Harrington ofSanford; daughter Vicky Clark ofSanford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs U.M.C.,1809 Poplar Springs Church Road,Sanford,NC27330.   Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HEISKELL ERNEST “H.E.” SMITH

Heiskell Ernest “H. E. ” Smith, 90, formerly ofSilerCity, died (07-20-2013) atCambridgeHillsAssistedLivingCenterin Pittsboro. Funeral services were held Tuesday, (07-23-2013) at 2 p.m. atFaithBaptistChurch, with Pastor Pastor Bobby Shutt and Dr. Harold Venable officiating.  Burial will follow atLovesCreekBaptistChurchCemetery. Mr. Smith was born August 11, 1922 to Hugh White Smith and Vivian Heis-kell Smith. He had  worked in construction, welding, log cutting, insurance, farming, sales and had been owner, operator of Randy’s Grill inSilerCity. He attendedFaithBaptistChurch. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a step-brother, Claudiaus Wrenn Brewer. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Fox Smith; daughters Margaret Smith Young, Carolyn Smith Handley, both of Siler City; sons, Ernest, Ronald, Mike, Donald, all of Siler City, Randy of Bear Creek; brothers, Roman, Leonard, Clayton; sister, Anna Marie Smith; step-sister, Virginia McGinnis of Phoenix, AZ.;  15 grandchildren, 27 great-grand-children, and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to CambridgeHillsAssistedLivingCenteror FaithBaptistChurch. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 

DANIEL CARL “DAN” DUNLAP

Mr. Daniel Carl “Dan” Dunlap 86, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, (07-21-2013) at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, (07-23-2013) at 2 p.m at Glendon Independent Christian Church with Rev. Joe Johnson and Rev. Bill Cooper officiating. The burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Dunlap was aMooreCounty native, and had spent his life farming. He was a member of Glendon Independent Christian Church where he served as a deacon. Survivors include daughters, Sara Nell Dunlap Dull of Whispering Pines, Iris Dunlap Davis of Whispering Pines;  sons, William Dunlap of Robbins, Rex Dunlap of Putnam, Tim Dunlap of Carthage; grandchildren, Quint Dunlap, Greg Dull, Robb Davis, Thadd Davis, Luke Davis, Lee Dunlap, Courtney Dunlap, Whitney Dunlap, Christopher Johnston; great-grand-children, Holden Dunlap, Damian Dull; and sister, Lynnie Dunlap Comer of Star. Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

MILTON ELBERT “BUCK” HUSSEY

Milton Elbert “Buck” Hussey 65, of  Robbins went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, (07-21-2013) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. There will be no formal service but there was a celebration of his life on Tuesday, (07-23-2013) at 1 pm in the FamilyLifeCenterat SmyrnaUnitedMethodistChurchwhere he was a member. Mr. Hussey was the son of the late Lendo Elbert “Pete” and Thelma C. Hussey, and he worked as a fixer in the textiles industry. Survivors include his wife, Judy G. Hussey of the home; daughter, Tara H. Hackney of Robbins; son, Mark Hussey of Robbins; two grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Myrick of Star, and Martha Martin of Denton. His request was no flowers, but make donations to FirstHealth Hospice orSmyrnaUMCCemetery fund. Offer online condolence to: www.joycebradychapel.com.

 COY ATLAS BROWN

Coy Atlas Brown, 91,  of SilerCity crossed the Great Divide Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at his home. A native of Chatham County, he was a member of the Greatest Generation, serving his country as an Army-Air Corps B-24 mechanic in World War II, including a  three-year tour in India. He later worked as a tractor/farm  equipment salesman with Johnson Cotton Company inSilerCity and Raeford. He was part-owner of   Brown-Fuquay Enterprises. After he retired, he sold insurance and  advertising novelties. A member ofSandyBranchBaptistChurch, he was an usher, a member of the church Brotherhood, the Golden Agers, and a committee member of the Don Moody Benevolent Fund. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Ina Brown; wives, Lois D. Brown, Fern W. Brown; sisters, Hilda Brewer,  Myrtle Teague; and brothers, Clint, Howard, Lynn, Colon and Buster. Surviving is his daughter, Shirley B. Wachs and husband Bob; two grandchildren, Suzanne W. Jones and husband Steve of Pittsboro,  Joseph B. Wachs and wife Amanda of Bear Creek;  great grandchildren, Jackson and Elizabeth; brother Norman Brown and wife Mary Lea. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. atSandyBranchChurch, with the Rev. Marc Sanders, the Rev. Bob Wachs, and the Rev. Val Chadwick officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Don Moody Benevolent Fund of Sandy Branch Church,715 Sandy Branch Church Road,Bear Creek,NC 27207. Make online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

 

JOE LEE WALTERS

Joe Lee Walters, 85, ofSilerCitypassed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home. A funeral service was held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel; burial  followed in Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery.  The family received friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was the son of the late Benjamin Troy and Orpha Laura Faulkner Walters and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lee Walters, two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are his daughters, Connie Ferguson (Melvin), Jackie Brown (Sam) of Siler City; son, Jerry Walters (Annette) of Siler City; four grandchildren, James Mize (Shannon), Doug Mize (Christina), Katina Ferguson (Chris), Joseph Walters and ten great-grandchildren. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty was honored to serve the Walters Family.

GEORGE CURTIS PHILLIPS 

George Curtis Phillips, 80, a resident of Trinity, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, July  20, 2013, following a brief illness. George was born February 22, 1933 inBear Creek,N.C., a son of Charlie and Julie Phillips. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was truly proud to serve his country. He was a faithful servant to God and was a long time member ofGospelBaptistChurchinArchdale,N.C., where he served as deacon. His church family was his extended family, whom he loved very much. George enjoyed doing volunteer work for his church and cherished memories of helping people in need. George was self-employed and worked with his wife Shirley. They owned and operated Glen’s Monogram for many years. They enjoyed many new friendships with their business travels.  In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard, Howard, Calvin, and Kelly; and sisters, Alice Gaines, Alberta Cockman, Pauline Wilson, and Geneva Lowe. On July 4th, 1953, he married Shirley Harris, who survives, of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Danny C. Phillips and wife Kathy of Trinity, Dennis Phillips of Greensboro;  a daughter, Sherry Malone and Keith of Trinity; grandchildren include Brian Phillips of Jamestown, Lori Holt of Archdale, Jennifer Newkirk of Kernersville, Shane Malone of Tennessee, Brantley Malone of Trinity; Also five great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and nine step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday atGospelBaptistChurchin Archdale, with Pastor Tim White and Pastor Frank Gribble officiating. Interment followed in theFloralGardenParkCemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday At Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to: Hospice of thePiedmont,1801 Westchester Drive,High Point,N.C.27262, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at  www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.

SARAH FREELAND PERRY 

Sarah Freeland Perry, 81, of 2146 Bowers Store Road, Siler City died Monday, July 22, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Perry was born inOrangeCountyon February 4, 1932, the daughter of John and Jessie (Secrest) Freeland. She was a member ofHickoryMountainBaptistChurchwhere she helped withVacationBibleSchool. She retired from Kellwood, Inc. after 20 years of service. For over ten years, she cared for homebound seniors, which she truly enjoyed.  She enjoyed reading her Bible, and visiting in the nursing homes. She always welcomed and received everyone with a smile. She had a great love for her family, children and grandchildren. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Fred (Buck) Perry; her parents; brother, Johnny Freeland, Jr.; and sister, Elizabeth F. Herdegen. She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia P. Tant; one son:, Mel  Perry and wife Wilma; grandchildren, Kenneth Hayes, Cynthia Mote, Timothy Pendergrass and wife, Sheila; great-grand-children, Carrie Mote, Corey Mote, all of Siler City; and brother, Billy Freeland of Chapel Hill. The family would like to express their appreciation to the special care givers that helped with Sarah during the nine and half years of her declining health, Wanda Stuart, Cynthia Mote, Amber Dixon, Carrie Mote, Janie Lindley and Melissa Smith. Also thanks to a special Hospice CNA, Krystal Wells, who was always smiling when she entered the room, bringing joy to Sarah. The family received friends on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home and other times at the family home. The funeral will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jamie Pearce and Rev. William Fields officiating. Burial will follow in thePerryFamilyCemetery. Memorials may be made to breast cancer research or a charity of donor’s choice. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LOUISE HAYES McNEILL

Louise Hayes  McNeill, 59, of Ramseur, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 18, 2013 at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.. Monday, July 22, 2013, atPleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurch, with  Dr. Russell Brownworth and Rev. Chuck Rowland officiating. Burial followed atDeep RiverBaptistChurch. She was a native of Randolph County, worked for Aflac Insurance and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.Louise was blessed with great talent and a beautiful singing voice, having performed at many weddings, funerals, and at church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Grace Hicks Hays. Survivors include her husband, Walter McNeill of the home; daughter, Amy Roth and husband Darryl of Coleridge; son, Alan McNeill of the home; sisters, Carlene Lucas, Martha Moore and husband Ronnie, Mabel Sykes and husband Pete, Bonnie Lambe, all of Asheboro; brothers, Paul Hayes of Asheboro, Frank Hayes and wife Belinda of Asheboro;  grandchildren, Allyson Roth, Brittany Roth, Tyler Roth, Dylan Roth, Gracie McNeill, and three great-grandchildren.

  Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com

July 18, 2013
MAXINE BOWDEN

Mrs. Maxine Bowden, 96, of SilerCity died Thursday, (07-11-2013) at Genesis Health Care, SilerCity. Funeral services will be held Friday, (07-19-2013) at 3 p.m. at Corinth AME Zion Church where she was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the church. Survivors include her children, Gwennette Johnson, Vernell Wright, Mildred Stokes; brothers, Enos Graves, Alfred Graves, Sr.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.

OTTIS CARL PRICE

Ottis Carl Price, 78, of Silk Hope Road,SilerCity, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Price was born inColumbusCountyon February 17, 1935, the son of Willie Lee and Martha (Ray) Price.    He attendedMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurchand retired, after 31 years of service, as a salesman with Elanco Products, Inc., a division of Eli Lilly.  In retirement he enjoyed farming, gardening, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. Carl was a veteran of the Air Force.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Betty (Perry) Price; two  sons, Kenneth Ray Price and wife Pamela of DeFuniak Springs, FL, James Carl Price and wife Lori of Greensboro, NC; brother, Billy L. Price and wife Ann of Roxboro, NC; grandchildren, Payton, Alexander, Jacob, Nicholas,  Avan;  and many loving nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. atMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurch,3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery.  The family  received friends following the service  in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o David Smith,157 Sylvan School Road, Snow  Camp,  NC  27349. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

ETHELDA PHILLIPS STUMPF

Ethelda Phillips Stumpf, 81, of7490 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 atMosesConeHospitalinGreensboro. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tyson’sCreekBaptistChurch, where she was a member, with Rev. Bob Wachs, Rev. Roger Thomas, and Rev. Scott Walker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Stumpf was aChathamCountynative and  a retired nurse fromChathamHospital, where she worked for many years. She was part owner of Southern Supreme Fruitcake Company, where she loved coming up with new candy items. Her passion in life was caring for her family, friends and everybody she came in contact with. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Merle Stumpf. She is survived by daughters, Dawn Stumpf, of the home, Bonnie Reynolds of Carthage,  Jamie Brady and husband Rodney of Bear Creek; son; Douglas Merle Stumpf of the home;  grandchildren, Holly Reynolds and fiance’ Jeff Wunsch of Aberdeen, Chad Reynolds and wife Christina of PA., Jordan Brady and Aaron Brady, both of Bear Creek;  sisters, Berta Lou Scott and husband Hoyte of Bear Creek, Sue Ann Farlow and husband Frank of Raleigh; brothers, Billy Joe Phillips and Garry Phillips, both of Bear Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at her home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel. com. Joyce-Brady Chapel served the Stumpf family.

LUTHER CRAIG BUSH, JR. (Major USAF, Retired)

Luther Craig Bush, Jr., (Major USAF Ret), age 76, ofSilk Hope Road,SilerCitypassed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at UNC Hospitals. He was a native ofRoanoke,Virginiaand the oldest of four children born to the late Luther Bush, Sr. and Nannie Bush. Luther, Jr. was a career military officer in the United States Air Force where he served in Texas, Florida, Alaska, Delaware, Mississippi, Alabama, Hawaii and New Jersey stateside as well as Taiwan and Vietnam as a radar observer in fighter jets and later as a navigator in cargo planes. He was married to Carol Johnson Bush for fifty-four years. Their two daughters are Colleen B. Spencer ofVancover,WA. and Sylvia B. Tastet of Apex, NC. Grandchildren are Shane and Troy Spencer and Dylan, Liam and Olivia Tastet. Sons-in-law are Lance Tastet and Tom Spencer. Luther is survived by one sister, Brenda Willis ofBolivia, NC, and one brother, James R. Bush of Bent Mt, VA. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald L. Bush. Luther, Carol and daughters came toSilerCityand made their home here in 1976 upon retirement from the Air Force. He was a trained appliance repair technician and owned Bush-Cockman Appliance inSilerCitybefore opening and operating Bush TV and Appliances and Bush Video Store inLibertyuntil 2001. Luther was a member of First Baptist Church of Siler City. Graveside funeral service was conducted by Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Dave Pierceall at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 atChathamMemorial Parkon Hwy 64. Family and close friends were invited to the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344. Smith & Buckner is in charge of funeral arrangements. No formal visitation was held but condolences may be offered at:  www.pugh funeralhome.com

ANNIE MARGARET MANESS PHILLIPS

Annie Margaret Maness Phillips, 86, of Siler City, passed peacefully, Monday, July 15, 2013 at the home of her son. Mrs. Phillips was born inRandolph County on February 28, 1927, the daughter of Millard and Lula (Hicks) Maness. She worked in textiles and later retired after serving many years as a nursing assistant. She remained a long- standing member of Loves Creek Baptist Church from the age of 18. She was known for being an honest, selfless woman and faithfully dedicated to her family and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. B. Phillips, Sr.; her parents, brothers, J. C. and James Allen Maness; sisters, Eula Darr and Lessie Mote. The funeral will be held at Loves Creek Baptist Church, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2 p.m with Rev. Bob Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the Loves Creek Baptist Church cemetery. She is survived by one son, Thomas L. Phillips of Siler City; step-son W. B. Phillips, Jr. and wife Verna of Ramseur; grandsons, Tony L. Phillips and Sherrill T. Phillips and wife Chasity of Siler City; great-grandchildren Chastity Ryser, Megan Johnson, Christian Phillips and Lily Phillips; brothers, Charlie and Tom Maness of Snow Camp, Earl and Gurney Maness of Liberty, Millard Maness, Jr. of Siler City; sister, Doris Guthrie of Siler City; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a dear friend and former daughter-in-law, Betty Phillips. To my family and friends, “I will forever love you all.” Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

JANE McCULLOCH BLAIR

Jane McCulloch Blair died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 13, 2013 after a very brief illness. She was born May 24, 1922 in Elizabethtown,NC, the daughter of Elizabethtown City Attorney and Bladen County State Senator E. F. McCulloch and Jessie Lee Sugg McCulloch, former Publisher and Editor of the Bladen Journal. She graduated from Elizabethtown High Schooland attended the former Woman’s College of the University of NC in Greensboro, now UNC-G. Jane was devoted to her family and especially delighted in her grandchildren and their accomplishments.  Her grandchildren, Ben and Blakeney, loved to visit “Oma” and loved the special treats she would cook for them.  She was a past member of the United Methodist Women’s organization and assisted for many years with the Altar Guild and communion service.  She also was a past member of the D.A.R. Foremost among her passions and talents were gardening and golfing.  Jane especially loved to transplant flowers and plants from her childhood home to her yard in Siler City.  She was an active member of the Ladies Golf Association at Siler City Country Club for many years and relished participating in golf tournaments across the state.  Jane was thrilled when she hit her first hole-in-one.  She was also an ardent supporter of the UNC-CH Tar Heels and avidly followed Carolin afootball and basketball. She is survived by her cherished family, daughter, Janet Lee Blair; grandson, Benjamin Mott Gallahan and granddaughter, Blakeney McCulloch Gallahan ofAtlanta,GA; sister, the Rev. Lillian McCulloch Taylor ofCary,  and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dr. Mott P. Blair III; son-in-law, Ronald N. Gallahan; sisters, Catharine Clark Strand, Julia Clark Calhoun, and Nancy McCulloch Bridger; brothers, Edgar F. McCulloch Jr. and Norman B. McCulloch; and nephews, Austin Strand and Bruce McCulloch. A graveside memorial service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Sile rCity on Friday, July 19  at 11 a.m. with Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Dr. Frances Taylor Gench officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either First United Methodist Church of Siler City or to the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City.

July 11, 2013
BREANA EMMALEIGH LaDRONKA

Infant Breana Emmaleigh LaDronka,  died Saturday, (06-29-2013) inCentralCarolinaHospital,Sanford. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, (07-06-2013) at Corner Stone Baptist Church, with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Surviving are her parents, Bradley Daniel-James LaDronka and Jessica Talley LaDronka of the home; maternal step-grandfather and grandmother, Jerry and Denise Thomas of Goldston, maternal  grandfather and step-grandmother,  Johnny and Angela Talley ofDenton, and paternal grandparents, Mark and Leeann LaDronka of Grand Haven, MI. Make online condolences at:  www.millerboles.com

DORIS RHODES DOUGLAS

Mrs. Doris Rhodes Douglas, 64, ofSanford, died Sunday, (07-07-2013) at the First Health Hospice House inMooreCounty. Graveside services were held Wednesday, (07-10-2013) at 11 a.m. at New Life Fellowship Church cemetery with Rev. Ralph Douglas officiating Mrs. Douglas was born inLeeCountyon October 11, 1948 to the late Ayden Rhodes and Minder Richardson Rhodes.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Rhodes.  She was a sales associate for Kerr Drugs. Mrs. Douglas is survived by her husband, Paul Douglas; brothers, Thomas Wayne Rhodes of Clayton, and Harold Steve Rhodes ofSanford. Make online condolences  at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

PHEBE WILLETT KNOLL

Phebe Willett Knoll, 75, ofPalm Harbor,FLdied Wednesday (07-03-2013) inNorth Myrtle Beach,SC. A memorial service was held Wednesday, (07-10-2013), at 1 p.m. at Bridges – Cameron Funeral Home inSanford. Burial followed atBuffaloCemetery. Mrs. Knoll was born October 28, 1937 inLeeCounty, to the late Harvey and Rachel Willett. She was owner and operator of the Rainbow-K Florist inPalm Harbor,FLfor 31 years. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters – Kate, Kemp, Max, James, Harvey, Robert, Sylvia, and Andy. Survivors include brother, John Willett and sisters Erna and Myrtle; her husband of 52 years, Roger Allen Knoll; son, Michael Knoll ofHoliday, FL; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild Leave online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association: http://honor.amer icanheart.org/site/TR?pxfid=258260&fr_id=1030&pg=fund&s tafld=1061.

DAVID WALLACE

Mr. David Wallace, 51, of Bennett, died Wednesday, (07-03-2013) at Saint Mary’s Hospital inAthens,GA. Funeral services were held Tuesday, (07-09-2013) at 11 a.m. at BeulahBaptistChurchwhere he was a member with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Ben Hurley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Wallace lived inChathamCounty and was a truck driver for many years. He was preceded in death by his Father, Edward Wallace. Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Wallace of Mebane, son,  Brandon Wallace of Southern Pines;  mother, Lucy Shields Wallace of the home; sisters, Teresa Bouldin of Seagrove, and Audrey Cornelius of Lillington. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com. 

DENNIS PARKER JORDAN, JR.

Dennis Parker Jordan, Jr., 73, of Bear Creek died Thursday, (06-27-2013) at home. Funeral services were held Sunday (06-30-2013) at 2 p.m. atCornerstoneBaptistChurch with Rev. David Thomas officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr.Jordanwas born inForsythCounty, January 15, 1940, the son of Dennis Parker and Hattie (Gregory) Jordan. He was an Army veteran, employed byChathamCountyas a mechanic and was a member ofCornerstoneBaptistChurch. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Jordan, sister, Frances Morrison, and a grandson, Stephen Gaines. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Doris (Brewer)Jordan; daughter, Denise Jordan Gaines; sisters, Linda Hesselmeyer of Ramseur, Peggy Hall and Judy Warren, both ofSanford; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC27344. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

FLOYD “Chilly Willie” HORTON

Mr. Floyd Horton, 57, of Pittsboro, died Sunday (07-07-2013) at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday (07-11-2013) at Terrell’sChapelAMEZionChurch. Mr. Horton was born August 26, 1955. Survivors include his mother, Nellie B. Horton; sisters, Helen McNeill of Lemon Springs, Sadie Horton, Eva Arlene Horton, Doris Horton, and Juanita McLaughlin.

JOAN WARREN MADDOX

Joan Warren Maddox, 43, of  Woody Store Road, Siler City died Monday, July 1, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Maddox was born in Cumberland County on February 8, 1970, the daughter of the late Olen and the late Mildred (Goodwin) Warren.  She was a graduate ofTritonHigh Schoo lin Erwin,NC and attended Wake Tech for two years.  She attended Center United Methodist Church in Snow Camp and was employed as Sr. Vice President of Client Services with Schooldude.com, and Facility Dude.com.   She was a strong team player, a very loving wife, mother and sister.  Joan enjoyed playing softball in the catcher’s position, playing golf, fishing and two-step dancing.  She did everything with a passion including volunteering at the Duke Hospital Telethon and gardening.  Joan loved children and animals.  Throughout her life and illness, her faith in God never wavered. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Maddox; daughter, Erin Maddox, both of the home; four sisters, Janice Lee of Siler City, Brenda White of Lindside, West Virginia, Peggy Marske of Semora, NC, Sybil Owney of  Smithfield, Virginia,  special sister, Miranda Stewart of Wake Forest; niece, Tabor Stewart and nephew, Trey Stewart. The family received friends Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Palmer’s Grove United Methodist Church, 1211 Palmer’s Grove Church Road, Hillsborough,NC with Rev. Jinho Hwang, Rev. Joseph Park and Rev. Douglas Currin officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Duke Children’s Hospital,Box 2998,Durham,NC27701, The Erin Maddox College Fund or to Palmer’s Grove UMC. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

GENNELL DELENA SPENCER WILKERSON

Reverend Gennell Wilkerson, 75, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 in her Siler City home, surrounded by her children. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Corinth A.M.E. Zion Church at 491 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Siler City, where she was a lifelong member.  The viewing will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 on the same day at the same location. Rev. Wilkerson, an ordained Elder in theA.M.E.ZionChurch, was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Spencer and Harvey Alston, and the granddaughter of Geneva McClain Spencer, who raised her.  She was married to Carl Fred Wilkerson, Sr. from September 26, until his death in 1983.  Rev. Wilkerson was also an extraordinarily active woman in the life of her family, her community and her church. Survivors include four children, daughters, Delena Wilkerson, Bonita Moffitt, Brenda Foxx: son, Anthony Wilkerson, 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be offered at: http://www.knotts funeralhome.com.

PEGGY SMITH MEDLIN

Peggy Smith Medlin, age 81, of Crossett, AR, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Ashley County Medical Center.  She was born on February 12, 1932 inSiler City,NCto her parents, William and Laura Lee Adcock Smith. Mrs. Medlin had been the owner of KAGH/KWLT since 1969.  She was a Baptist and a devoted wife, mother and enjoyed spending time with her family.  Mrs. Medlin was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Barry Medlin; one daughter, Cheri Medlin; one son, Keith Medlin; two brothers, John Smith and Bobby Smith; and one sister, Dixie Brown. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Medlin and wife, Quendy of Ft. Smith, AR; Kevin Medlin of Crossett, AR; one brother, Ray Smith of Greensboro, NC; one granddaughter, Kasey Medlin of Monticello, AR; and one great- grandson, Joshua Shook of Monticello, AR. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie DuBose officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home.

July 4, 2013
ESTHER CORA SMITH LAMBETH

Mrs. Esther Cora Smith Lambeth, 99, formerly ofSanford, died Tuesday, (06-25-2013), at Care View Rest Home in Snow Camp. A memorial service was held Friday, (06-28-2013), at 11 a.m. at Lee’s Chapel Christian Church with Rev. James Bowden officiating. Mrs. Lambeth was born on August 1, 1913, inLeeCounty, to the late Charles Benjamin Smith and Ida Frances Churchill Smith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Thomas Lambeth and a son, Alfred Thomas Lambeth, Jr. Survivors include a son, William Barry Lambeth, Sr. of Pittsboro; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care View Rest Home,2701 Moon Lindley Road, Snow Camp, N.C.  27349. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

 TREVA KING CRISSMAN

Treva King Crissman, 92, of Sanford died Tuesday, (06-25-2013), at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough. A funeral service was held Friday, (06-28-2013) at 11 a.m. at Pocket Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Dudley presiding.  Burial followed in church cemetery. Mrs. Crissman was born on March 18, 1921, inMooreCounty, to the late Charles Clifford King and Mae Fergerson King.  She was a member of Pocket Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Crissman was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Crissman, sisters, Zelda Blue, Shirley Quinn and brothers Blain King and Richard King. Survivors include her daughter, Sally C. Sloan ofDurham; sister, Betty Prim ofCarthage; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DAVID RAUL QUIROZ CASTILLO

David Raul Quiroz Castillo, died Sunday (06-23-2013) in a  car accident. Funeral services were held Thursday, (06-27-2013) at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints inChapel Hill.  Interment followed at Westwood Cemetery. Mr. Castillo was born in Caracas,Venezuelaon January 3, 1989 to Argelis Quiroz Leal and Rita Consuelo Scardina Castillo. He was a graduate of Northwood High School Survivors include his wife Christina; son Logan; daughter Adriana; mother Rita; father Argelis; brother Ricardo; sisters Eva,  Haidyth, and  Adriana. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers on behalf of Logan Quiroz. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com

SHIRLEY LINDLEY SPIVEY

Shirley Lindley Spivey, 63, of Bear Creek, died Thursday, (06-27-2013) at her residence. Funeral services were held at  2 p.m., Sunday, (06-30-2013), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating. Burial followed at  Whites Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery,Liberty. Shirley was a native ofRandolphCounty, retired from Resort Wear, and attendedWhitesChapelUnitedMethodistChurch. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Allerd Eugene Watts, Phillip Spivey, and her parents,Vernonand Maggie York Lindley. Survivors include sons, Ricky Watts of Cameron, Tony Watts of Siler City, Michael Watts of Bear Creek; sister, Robin Renee Williamson of Bear Creek, one grandchild four great-grand-children. Make online condolences to: www.loflinfuneralservice.comMemorials may be made to Whites Chapel UMC Cemetery, % Russell Hoyle,2298 Ramseur-Julian Road,Liberty,N.C.27298.

MARVIN DOUGLAS McKINNEY

Mr. Marvin McKinney, 53, of Sanford died Wednesday, (06-26-2013) at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, (07-02-2013) at Staunton Memorial CME Church with burial in Pittsboro Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Synovia Smallwood McKinney of the home; daughter, Keosha G. McKinney, grandmother, Ella McKinney of Pittsboro; sister, Josie D. McKinney of Pittsboro; brothers, Grady D. McKinney of Chapel Hill, Rev. Ricky R. and Marilyn A Rader McKinney, Sr.; and eight grandchildren.

MYRTLE MAE ROGERS

Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, 82, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (06-26-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Sunday (06-30-2013) at Mitchell’sChapelAMEZionChurch. Survivors include children, Elmer Rogers,Jr. of Siler City, Robert Rogers, Hattie Rogers, Kathie Rogers, Johnnie Rogers,  all of Pittsboro, Annie Rogers of Bear Creek; brothers, Vernon Brooks of Pittsboro, James Brooks of Danville, VA; sister, Lucille Goldston of Siler City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ELIZABETH ANN NEW DAVIS

Elizabeth“Libby” New Davis, 70, ofSanford, died Friday, (06-28-2013). Libby was born November 22, 1942 in King andQueen County,VA, to Marshall Carl New, Sr. and Mary Kathleen Powers New. She operated a bookkeeping service in this area.  Libby was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving is her husband, Andrew Allen Davis of the home;   daughter, Donna Tillerson of Apex;  sons, Steve Davis of Moncure, Eric Davis, Butch Davis, both of Rocky Mount,  Alex Davis of Sanford;  brother, M.C. New, Jr. of Rocky Mount;  sister, Jeanette Riddle of Morganton;  eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, (07-02-2013) at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.  Friends visited with the family following the service.  Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com. Memorials may be directed to: The Mary Anne Long Brighter Image Boutique -UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, External Affairs Office, UNC-CH CB# 7295, Chapel Hill,NC27599-7295.

GROVER LESTER  ELKINS

Mr. Grover Lester Elkins, 67, of SilerC ity, passed away Monday, (07-01-2013) at Chatham Hospital in SilerCity. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, (07-03-2013) at 2 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Greg Davenport officiating. Mr. Elkins was aChatham County native and attended FallCreek Baptist Church. A retired auditor he owned Elkins Auditing. Survivors  include  daughters,  Lisa Seawell of Carthage, Kristin Gillis of HighFalls; sister, Carolyn Kidd of Eagle Springs; brother Edison Elkins of Florida; and two grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday, (07-02-2013) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, and other times at the home of his daughter Lisa Seawell, 676 Seawell Rd., Carthage. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

DORIS PERRY THOMAS

Doris Perry Thomas, 85, of Epps Clark Road, Siler City died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Thomas was born inChathamCountyon February 29, 1928, the daughter of Wade and Lillian (Johnson) Perry. She was a member ofSaplingRidgeUnitedMethodistChurchand worked for Glendale Hosiery for 41 years as a supervisor.Doriswas active in her church and community, volunteering countless hours with the Silk Hope Ruritan Club’s events, especially the making of their homemade ice cream. She is survived by a nephew, Jeff Perry of Siler City; great-niece, Crystal Perry Sharp of Siler City; great-nephew, Les Perry of Siler City; step-children, Sharon Church of Asheboro, Craig Thomas of Siler City, Kenny Thomas of Siler City; five step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Margaret Pugh of Pittsboro.Doriswas preceded in death by her husband, Bill Thomas and a brother, Wade Perry, Jr. The family received friends Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.  at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro with Rev. Jason Dickerson, Rev. Lamont Hemminger and Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

ANDREW “Drew” DAVIS HUGHES

Andrew “Drew” Davis Hughes, 13, of Emerald Isle, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Emerald Isle Baptist Church,304 Emerald Plantation Road, with the Rev. Freddie Braswell officiating. Drew was a wonderful, caring, genuine person who had a positive impact on many lives.  He could light up a room with his happy charisma.  Drew was very athletic.  He grew-up playing baseball at Western Park, played Pop-Warner Football for the Newport Vikings, as well as football and basketball at Broad Creek Middle School where he was additionally a member of the track team. Drew was a rising freshman at Croatan High School.  He had many friends who will miss him. Drew is survived by his parents, David B. Hughes, Sr. and Kimberly Davis Hughes; brothers, David “Brewer” Hughes, Jr. and Zackery “Zack” Charles Hughes, both of Emerald Isle; maternal grandfather, Billy Davis of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Cindy Hughes of Siler City and Chuck Hughes of Siler City; great-grand-mothers, Tillie Thornburg of Siler City,  Betty Hughes of Siler City;   numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family  received friends at the church fellowship hall from 10–11 a.m. Wednesday. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ann Davis and paternal grandfather, Dalton Brewer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by searching Drew Hughes Memorial Fund at: http://www.youcaring.com/ memorial-fundraiser/drew-hughes-memorial-fund/69643. Arrangements were by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. ofMoreheadCity. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeand crematory.com.

June 27, 2013
GENEVA DICKINSON “PEGGY” WILLIAMS

Mrs. Geneva Dickinson “Peggy” Williams, 92, formerly ofChapel Hill, died Friday, (06-21-2013) at Careview Rest Home in Snow Camp. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, (06-26-2013) in the chapel of Hall-Wynne. Burial followed atChapel HillMemorialGardens Mrs. Williams was born in Rowland, January 17, 1921.  She was the daughter of George Herefield Dickinson and Jessica Pet Jackson. The family owned and operated Williams Pure Oil Service Station.  Later, she operated a daycare from her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Jackson Williams, Sr., her parents, a son, Jack Williams, Jr., daughters, Sandra Perkins, Linda Arrington, and a granddaughter, Michelle Arrington. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Lockwood ofSanford; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the Careview Rest Home,2701 Moon-Lindley Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Make online condolences at: www.hallwynne.com.

ESTELLA MAE SPINKS

Estella Mae Spinks, died on Wednesday (06-19-2013) at Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands in Hillsborough. Mrs. Spinks, was the daughter of William Squire Spinks and Ida Graves Spinks, born in Randolph County on February 22, 1927. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church and worked for the Fox Barker family for many years. She worked at Collins and Aikman for 25 years before retirement. She was a member of the Moffitt-Poole American Legion, Post 277,SilerCity. There were no immediate survivors.

LaRUTH MARSH WHITE

LaRuth Marsh White, 77, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (05-22-2013). Mrs. White was educated in the Chatham County Schools and retired from Glendale Hosiery after 28 years. She was a member of theEvansChapelAMEZionChurch, where she sang in the mass choir, served as a missionary, was president of the Home Missions, and was a deaconess. She was a member of the Chatham-Orange Ushers Union and was president of the Evans Chapel Usher Board. She was preceded in death by her parents, Macon Marsh, Sr. and Lelia Crutchfield Marsh, husband, Ernest White, Jr.,  brothers, Grady Marsh, Jerry P. Marsh, Macon Marsh, Jr., Shirley L. Marsh, Clyde R. Marsh, William M. Marsh and Leroy Gowins; sisters, Mary Hobby, Corine Bridgers, Callie Mae DeGraffenreidt and Lelia Mae Burnett. Survivors include a daughter, Vernell Marsh of Siler City; sons, Vance White of Siler City, Stanley White of the home,nRodney B. White of Alexandria, VA; brothers, Cleatis Marsh, Oliver Marsh, Charles Marsh, all of Pittsboro; sister, Mexie Burnett of Pittsboro; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

OLA BYNUM ALSTON

Mrs. Ola Bynum Alston, 96, of Goldston died Monday, (06-24-2013) at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday (06-29-2013) at 2 p.m. at Roberts Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Alston, a member ofRobertsChapelBaptistChurch, had been employed by Mid-State Poultry. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include daughters, Debra Paige, Bernice Lyon; sons, Lewis Alston, Frank Alston, and James Alston. Knotts & Son Funeral Home in Siler City is serving the family.    

CHRISTINE CARTER

Mrs. Christine Carter, of Chatham County, died Monday, June 17, 2013. Mrs. Carter was born June 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Charlie and Lillian Sutton. She was a member ofFirstMissionaryBaptistChurch. She was dedicated to the Pastor’s Aide and the Thursday Bible study group she held in her home. She was employed at Mid-State Farm and later, retired from Thomasville Furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Carter, Sr., sons, Lester, Jr., Roy Lee, Earl Thomas, Donald Lee, Clayton and a daughter Chris Thompson. Survivors include daughters, Patricia Johnson, Berta Shamburger, Rosa Marsh, all of Siler City, Mary Carter of Troy; sons, Gary of Siler City, Clifton of Greensboro; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

MARIE HILLIARD

Marie Kepley Hilliard, 74, ofLexingtondied Monday, (06-24-2013) at Hinkle Hospice House inLexington. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (06-27-2013) at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, with  Rev. William Sowers and Preacher Clyde Akers.  Burial will follow at Hedrick’s Grove Reformed United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home. Mrs. Hilliard was born November 3, 1938 inDavidsonCounty. Marie worked in long-term care facilities as a nurse and retired from Burlington Industries -Dentonplant.  Her husband, Nathan, preceded her in death,   also her mother, Ila Hunt Kepley, and an infant son, Michael Todd Hilliard. She is survived by her son, N. Wayne Hilliard ofLexington; one granddaughter; sisters, Linda Morrison, Martha Hill, and Jean Kepley, all ofLexington. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County,200 Hospice Way,Lexington NC27292or to the Martha Best Children’s Center at First Baptis tChurch,PO Box 436,Lexington NC27293. Make online condolences at:  www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

REV. LUCY MAE BALDWIN

Rev. Lucy Mae Baldwin, 84, died Saturday, (06-22-2013) at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday (06-28-2013) at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church,Chapel Hill. Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church  prior to the funeral. Burial will follow atWestwoodCemeteryin  Carrboro. Jones Funeral Home inChapel Hillis serving the family.

TOMMIE GENE BURKE

Tommie Gene Burke, 79, of Emerald Isle, formerly of Siler City, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Burke was born in Chatham County on November 24, 1933, the son of Eugene Goldston and Nannie Mildred (Pendergrass) Burke.  Tommie managed the local Western Auto Store for 30 years and was a veteran of the Marines.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City. A former active member of the Siler City Fire Department, he served as a Captain and Assistant Chief. He was a founding member of the Rescue Squad. Tommie was also active in the Siler City Rotary Club and  Chatham County Wildlife Club.   He was an avid fisherman and loved traveling and camping.  Tommie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ada Jo (Boren) Burke; one daughter, Laurie Burke Clendenen; five sons, Tommie Boren Burke, Ben Eugene Burke, Mark Wheeler Burke, Jonathan B. Burke, Travis Gray Burke; two sisters, Ann Burke Braxton, Sara Burke Stultz; grandchildren, Christopher Travis Baker, Sara Ashley Baker, Elizabeth Boren Burke, Chelsea Rene’ Burke, Scott Wheeler Burke, Emily Liane Burke, Jonathan Gray Burke, Morgan Gray Burke, Jessica Lynn Burke, Nolan Rayman Burke, Grayson Truitt Burke, Sophia Barbee Burke; step-grandchild, Miriam Therese Tait; and step-great-grandchild, Serena Anne Walters. The family received friends Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service was held Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, North Chatham Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC 28215-3220. Make online condolences at:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOE TROGDON

William Joseph “Joe” Trogdon, 80, ofAsheborodied Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Randolph Hospice House. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. atOaklawnCemetery,737 Albemarle Road,Asheborowith Dr. Donald Haynes officiating. Mr. Trogdon was born in Asheboro on November 19, 1932.  He was a graduate of Asheboro High School and a 1954 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he was a member of the Army ROTC.  He married Siewers Anne Peoples on August 6, 1955 and she preceded him in death in October, 2000.  Joe served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, serving in Germany in the Army Security Agency and as a 1st Lieutenant from 1957-1963 in the inactive reserves.  He served from 1957-2005 as President of S.E. Trogdon & Sons, Inc. General Contractors, a family owned business that started in 1928.  Joe served on the Asheboro Planning Board from 1964-1973, the Asheboro City Council from 1973-1983, and was the Mayor of Asheboro from 1983-2001.  He was the former Chairman of the Piedmont Triad Council of Government, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities.  He was a member of the Asheboro Jaycees, the Asheboro Kiwanis Club, and the East Hog-eye Yacht Club.  He was also a member of the Red Jacket Club. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Wachovia Bank & Trust and the Board of Trustees atFirstUnitedMethodistChurch.  In 1995, Joe was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce.  On June 23, 2002 the new Asheboro Post Office was dedicated in his honor. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Siewers Trogdon Bennett and her husband Rodney of Asheboro; sons, William Joseph Trogdon, Jr. and his wife Laura, Taylor Peoples Trogdon, Sr. and his wife Denise, all of Asheboro; grandchildren, William Joseph Trogdon, III and his wife Mallory of Charlotte, Katherine Anne Trogdon of Raleigh, Taylor Peoples Trogdon, Jr., Alexis Ellen Trogdon, Rodney Alan Bennett, Jr.,  Elizabeth Angier Bennett, all of Asheboro; Joe’s special friend, Dillon Pollard of Asheboro; sisters, Wanda Trogdon Ilderton and her husband Clarence Ilderton, Sr. of High Point, Nina Trogdon Barone of Greensboro; sister-in-law, June Peoples Trageser and husband Joe and their children, Susan Trageser,  Paul Trageser and his wife Marci, all of Pittsboro. The family received friends on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church,224 North Fayetteville Street,Asheboro, NC27203or Hospice of Randolph,P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC27204-0009. Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EFFIE MAE MOFFITT CHEEK

Effie Mae Moffitt Cheek, 96, fell asleep in death, June 20, 2013 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. She was a native of Siler City, but lived most of her life in Randolph County. She was the daughter of Jasper and Rodenia Moffitt of Chatham County. A funeral service was held, Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses inLiberty, officiated by Brother Lonny May. The family received friends an hour prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayworth Cheek, sister, Genevia Cheek,  brothers, Guy, Bryant,  Richard Moffitt, and  half-sisters, Gertrude Chavis and Thelma Patterson. Effie Cheek is survived by her three children, Winfred Cheek (Joan), Zula Matthews (Lonnie), and Annie Haith. Her grandchildren are James Haith, Torris Cheek (Buddy), Tresa Hatchett, Timothy Matthews (Buddy), Lisa Matthews Walters (Gal), Angela Oldham and Rachael Matthews (Gal). She had eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cheek was a devoted mother and housewife. She was always displaying kindness and generosity to her family and others. She enjoyed reading her Bible and cooking. She was known for her chocolate, sweet potato and egg custard pies. She was a faithful and active witness of Jehovah in the Liberty Congregation. Her meetings meant a lot to her. When she wasn’t able to attend, she would listen on the telephone. Effie also was known for her care of many children in the neighborhood. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com <http://www.LoflinFH.com>. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty was honored to serve the Cheek Family.

June 20, 2013
EVA MOODY BARE

Eva Moody Bare, 91, of Siler City, died Saturday, (06-15-2013) at Siler City Center. A graveside service was held Tuesday, (06-18-2013) at 2 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery with Larry W. McEntire officiating. Mrs. Bare was born October 21, 1921 in Chatham County, the daughter of Murk and Cora (Dunn) Moody. She retired from Robbins & Ghant and was a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting and the Sunshine Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Bare, an infant son, Johnny Bare, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include daughters, Charlotte B. Allsup of Pittsboro, Rejina B. Maness of Highfalls; sons, William T. Bare of SilerCity, Henry W. Bare of HollySprings; sister, Lucille Moody of Bear Creek; brothers, Tom Moody of Bear Creek, Earle Moody of Garner; 15 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome,com.

RONALD TERRY PENNY

Ronald Terry Penny, 71, OFSanford, died Friday, (06-14-2013) at his home. A memorial service was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, (06-18-2013) at 2 p.m. A native of Harnett County, he was a military veteran and retired attorney. Survivors include  sons,  Grant Penny ofAsheville, Nathan R. Penny of Charlotte;   and sister, Anita Griffin of Californina. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetic Association,P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria,VA.  22312. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JIMMY EUGENE ELIXSON, JR.

Jimmy Eugene Elixson, Jr., 50, of Pittsboro, died unexpectedly Sunday, (05-26-2013). The Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, (06-04-2013) at Bynum United Methodist Church with Pastor Gina Barrow presiding. Mr. Elixson was born December 4, 1962 inOrangeCounty.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Heath Elixson. Survivors include his father, Jimmy Elixson; step-mom, Nell Elixson;   sisters, Susan McNeill, Kay Campbell;  and brother, John Elixson, all of Pittsboro.

WALKER LEE MOODY 

   Mr. Walker Lee Moody, 83, ofAsheboro, died Saturday, (06-15-2013) at his residence. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, (06-17-2013), at Balfour Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Reaves and Rev. Derrick Moody officiating.  Burial followed at Randolph Memorial Park.  Military honors were provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. A native of Chatham County, Mr. Moody was born January 10, 1930.  He was the son of the late Charlie Edwin Moody and Willard Anne Walters Moody.  He was a graduate of Bonlee High School, and served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He worked as an industrial insulator for over 40 years, and was a member of Balfour Baptist Church.    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary C. Moody; brothers, Charlie W. Moody, Duffy Moody, and Tommy Moody. Survivors include his wife, Rea Dunlap Moody; sons, Ritchie Moody of Asheboro, Dean Moody of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeff Moody of Huntersville, Tim Moody of Asheboro; sister, Sue Anne Moody Gunter of Siler City; brothers, Bobby Moody of Siler City, Jimmy Moody of Siler City; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren,. Memorial contributions may be made to the Balfour Baptist Church,1642 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro,NC27203, or Community Home Care & Hospice,533 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro,NC27203. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.ridgefuneral home.com.

PHILIP MARTIN MANESS

Philip Martin Maness, 57, ofAsheboro, died Thursday, (06-06-2013) at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held at  2 p.m., Sunday, (06-09-2013) at Holly Spring Friends Meeting in Ramseur, with Rev. Todd Brown and Rev. Michael Thames officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Philip was a native of Guilford County and a lifetime resident of Randolph County. He was a member of Holly Spring Friends Meeting, and owner of Maness Landscaping & Lawn Care. He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Treva Presnell Maness, and brother, John W. Maness. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Yow Maness of the home; daughter, Samantha Maness of the home; sister, Becky Poteat of Connelly Springs; and brother, David Maness of Asheboro . Make online condolences at www.loflinfuneralservice.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

JOHN EDGAR MORRIS

John Edgar Morris, 95, died Monday, (06-17-2013) at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be held at Swann Station Baptist Church, Saturday, (06-22-2013) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Russell Blackmon presiding.  Burial will follow at Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church fellowship hall. Mr. Morris was born in Lee County, November 7, 1917, to the late William Carl Morris and Minnie Everette Morris.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother Carl Morris and a sister Margaret Ann Flynn.  Mr. Morris was a veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict.    Prior to his illness, he was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Geraldine Rosser Morris of the home; a son, Robert E. Morris of Tucker, GA; and two granddaughters. Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ED CECIL DAVIS

Ed Cecil Davis, 78, of SilerCity, died Monday, (06-17-2013) at his home. A graveside memorial service will be conducted Friday, (06-21-2013) at 2 p.m. atChathamMemorial Parkwith Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating. Mr. Davis was born in Guilford County and was a retired logger and farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents,  Ed and Rosa Davis, wife, Margaret Ann Davis, brothers, Floyd and Paul, and sister,  Mary. Survivors include daughters, Ruby Davis of Albemarle, Helen Davis ofSilerCity; son, Donald Davis ofSilerCity; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family is receiving friends at the home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.comJoyce-Brady Chapel is serving the family.

REBECCA SHOFFNER McDANIEL

Rebecca Shoffner McDaniel, 91, of Siler City died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Siler City Center. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Randolph County on October 7, 1921, the daughter of Sidney and Betty S. Shoffner. Becky was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was very creative with a lot of artistic talent. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting. She is survived by one daughter, Pam Myrick of Haw River; two sons, Robert L. “Butch” McDaniel of Siler City, James Bruce McDaniel and wife, Becky of Siler City; half-sister, Sarah Ellis of Mt Holly; grandchildren, Jeffrey McDaniel of Clemmons, Nolan Myrick and wife Tammy of Graham, Jaymie Steele and husband Chris of Burlington; great-grand-children, Abby, Mason and Tate; step-grandchildren, Jay Fields, Rodney Fields and wife Aimee, Wendy Albright and husband Richard; special great-granddaughter, Lexi Jo Albright and six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Homer McDaniel and brothers, Joe Shoffner and Sidney G. Shoffner. The family received friends Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Avenue, SilerCity. Burial followed in Oakwoo dCemetery, SilerCity. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church,P O Box 212,Siler City,NC27344or a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

FRED ERWIN FULBRIGHT, SR.

   Fred Erwin Fulbright, Sr, 83, of812 Siler City-Glendon Road,SilerCity died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Lee County Nursing and Rehabilitation,Sanford. Mr. Fulbright was born January 16, 1930 atLowell, NC, the son of the late George Wesley and the late Edna (Crunkleton) Fulbright. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served on the USS WASP. Fred attended Georgia Tech and was a retired heating and air conditioning representative, having worked for Worthington, Weather King and Liebert. At Weather King, he was the manufacturing representative for the thirteen southern states, and at Liebert, he outfitted computer rooms with flooring, air conditioning and uninterrupted power systems. Mr. Fulbright enjoyed golf, the beach, music, anything western and all sports, especially the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Miller ofHelen,GAand his step-mother, Jenelle Fulbright ofElberton,GA. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gay Lane Fulbright; one daughter, Cathy and Don Channell of Gastonia; two sons, Fred and Peggy E. Fulbright, Jr. of Durham, John (Jay) and Cathy Fulbright of Orlando, FL; two sisters, June and Dee Miller of Jefferson, GA, Patsy Fowler of Douglasville, GA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jimmy and Becky Lane of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service with military rites was held Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery,North Chatham Avenue,SilerCity with Rev. Tony Capehart and Chaplain Bob Bulls officiating. The family received friends at the family home and following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice Services,P O Box 66,Sanford,NC27331, or to theFirstBaptistChurch, 314 N.Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Fulbright family.

WORTH O. COX

Worth Orlindo Cox, 87, of2937 Parks Crossroads Church Road, Ramseur, went to meet his Heavenly Father Sunday, June 16, 2013 atSilerCityCenter. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Parks Crossroads Christian Church, Ramseur, with Rev. Randy Kelley and Rev. James Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Worth was a Randolph County native, retired electrician with Richland Electric, a WW II US Navy veteran, a charter member of the Coleridge Lions Club and a member of Parks Crossroads Christian Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred Ralph and Nannie Pope Cox, sisters, Wincey, Mildred and brother, H. Dean. Surviving is his wife of almost 63 years, Martha Green Cox of the home; daughters, Annette Cox Leslie  and husband Paul of Montreal, Canada, Deborah Cox Hall and husband Randy of Birmingham, AL, Candace Cox Stanley and husband Darrell of Ramseur; son, Andrew “Andy” Cox and wife Kristi of Corona, CA; brothers, Nathan Cox, Gregg Cox, both of Ramseur; grandchildren, Rachel Leslie, Rebecca Leslie and Sara Leslie, all of Montreal Canada, Josh Hall and Erin Hall of Birmingham, AL, Chad Williams of Fayetteville, Bill Stanley and Angel Stanley of Ramseur, Alex Cox and Cody Cox of Corona, CA; great grandchildren, Laila Williams and Rhiannon Williams, Benjamin Paul, and Elizabeth Leonard. Visitation will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur, and other times at the residence. Make condolences online at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur.  Memorials may be made to the Coleridge Lions Club, c/o Bill Tilley,6129 Burgess Farm Rd., Ramseur, NC 27316

June 13, 2013
BOBBY R. HASH

Bobby R. Hash passed away on Saturday (04-06-2013) at his home. Mr. Hash was a resident ofChathamCounty, the son of the late Claude and Ellender Hash. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Hash. Surviving is his wife, Diane B. Hash; son, Brad Hash; brothers, David Hughes, Jimmy Hash; and two grandsons.

THOMAS RAY NALL

Thomas Ray Nall, 78, passed away Monday (06-03-2013) at First Health Hospice & Palliative Care in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (06-08-2013) at Pine Grove Baptist Churc hwith Dr. Neal Jackson,  and Rev. Billy Reynolds officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born in Moore County, Mr. Nall was the son of the late John N. Nall and Louella McNeill Nall. He was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Kennedy; sisters, Betty Jean Davis, Frances Rush; brothers, Ralph, Roland, and Roger Nall. He was a retired superintendent at Springs Mills,   a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, and a member of Elise Lodge #555 in Robbins. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Flossie Sanders Nall; daughters Dianne N. Sheffield, Donna N. Moore, Dorenda N. Kidd, all of Eagle Springs; sister, Mary N. Greene of Seagrove; brother, Richard Nall of Eagle Springs; and  seven grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to First Health Hospice & Palliative Care,251 Camp-ground Road,Pinehurst,NC28370. Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

HELEN BOONE NORWOOD

Helen Boone Norwood, 94, of Pittsboro, died at Unihealth PAC-Carolina Point inDurham on Wednesday, (06-05-2013).  She was born May 5, 1919 in Chatham County and graduated from Pittsboro High School. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, (06-10-2013) at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Jones presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Norwood was the daughter of the late Fred L. and Ruth Eubanks Boone, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Max; one brother, William “Buck” Boone; sisters, Emily Glenn, Auburn Harris, Ethel Stroud; daughter, Barbara Norwood Clark. A member of Mt. Pleasant U.M.C. in Chatham County,  she had been employed by Chatham Mills. Surviving are a sister, Anne Mathes of Tampa,FL; brothers, George Boone of Wichita,KS, Ernest Boone of Graham; daughters, Ruth Meeks of Sanford, Maxine Norwood of Durham; three grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com. Memorials may be given to either Mt. Pleasant  UMC, 269 Manns Chapel Road,Pittsboro, NC27312, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

LOIS THOMPSON HACKNEY

Mrs. Lois Thompson Hackney, 82, of Moncure, died Sunday, (06-09-2013) in her home. The Celebration of Life service were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, (06-12-2013), at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.  Interment followed in Bynum Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Hackney was the daughter of Charlie Thompson and Lexie Hill Thompson.  She was born in Randolph County on February 22, 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Gary Dean Hackney, Michael Owen Hackney; sisters, Bessie Burr, Ruth Dixon; and brothers, Colvin Thompson and Woodrow Thompson. Survivors include daughters, Lois Murray, Becky Hulon, both of Moncure; sons, Thomas Hackney ofBlacksburg,VA, Garlon Hackney of Bynum; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

ALICE DOROTHY WINTERS HEJNY

Alice Dorothy Winters Hejny, 87, of Sanford died Sunday, (06-09-2013), at her home. The funeral was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, (06-12-2013), at 10 a.m. with Bob Bulls presiding. Mrs. Hejny was born inNew Jersey, November 6, 1925, to the late Emil Winters and Georgiana Kufre Winters.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson Benjamin Payne and brother Robert Winters.  She worked as a waitress at the Golden Anchor. Surviving relatives include sons, John Joseph Hejny ofSanford, Robert Alan Hejny of TN; daughter, Georgette Smith of Sanford; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Humane Society of the US, make checks payable to The HSUS Dept. HHHONL, 2100 L St NW, Washington, DC  20037or online at www.humane society.org. Make condolences online at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

CHARLES FRANKLIN “Chucky’ PARTIN

Charles Franklin “Chucky” Partin, 28, of Holly Run in Pittsboro, died unexpectedly at his home, Thursday, (06-06-2013). The Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, (06-11-2013) at Bynum United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gina Barrow presiding.  Interment followed in Mt.Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Partin was born May 13, 1985 in Durham County, the son of Franklin Maurice Partin and Laura Anne Butler Partin.  He was an automobile salesman,   and had worked for a time as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Sidney Partin, and a sister, Elizabeth Rachel Partin. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Laura Partin; brothers, Christopher Keith Partin, Jonathan Mead Partin, both of Pittsboro; grandparents, Charles Hooker Butler, Sylvia Bailey Butler, Runelle Heath Partin, all of Pittsboro. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

WILLIE MAE GOODWIN

Mrs. Willie Mae Goodwin ofCharlotte, passed away Saturday, (06-08-2013). Rev. Judy J. Smith conducted graveside services Wednesday, (06-12-2013) at 4 p.m. at the Town of Apex Cemetery. She had a long career in banking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Macon Goodwin. She is survived by her children, Marc Goodwin of Moncure, Barbara Williams  of New Hill, Kathy Stanley  of Charlotte; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Please make memorials toForest Hill Church,7224 Park Road,Charlotte,NC28210 and notate Orphan Ministry. Make online condolences to: www.throbertson.com.

LONNIE RAY BOWDEN

Lonnie Ray Bowden, 57, of Siler City died Monday, (06-03-2013 at Duke Home Care & Hospice. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Jordan Grove A.M.E.Zion Church with Rev. Willard Neal, Rev. Ronnie Brooks, and Rev. Toddie Brooks officiating. Burial followed at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member. Mr. Bowden was the son of the late Lonnie Bowden Sr. and Thelma Bowden.  He was a native of Chatham County, a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and former employee of Boling Chair Company. Survivors include his wife, Diane W. Bowden; step-son, Jonathan Williams; sisters, Loretta B. Andrews of Liberty, Peggy Clark, Mary Lois Brown, Florence Alston, all of Greensboro; brothers, Sherman Bowden, Michael Bowden, all of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.

GEORGE R. “BOB” BROOKS

GeorgeR.”Bob”Brooks, 85, ofSilerCitywent home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at his home. Mr. Brooks was born in Randolph County to Colon Brook sand Sallie Brooks Caviness. Bob served in the Navy in WW II, was retired from Briles Oil Company in Ramseur and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in SilerCity. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Smith Brooks of the home; sisters, Emogene B. Phillips of  Siler City, Frances C. Spivey of Bear Creek; many nieces, nephews and special companion, Dolly. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers,James”Bill”Brooks, John Brooks, and sisters, Margaret “Tootie” Harris and Ethel Cooper. The visitation was held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 2013 in the Fellowship Baptist Church,  with the graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in the church cemetery, with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Bob Griffith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344; or to Parks Cross- roads Christian Church, 2057 Parks Crossroads Road, Ramseur, NC 27316. Smith & Buckner has the honor of serving the Brooks family. On line condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

MARGARET ALLENE JUSTICE BROOKS

Margaret Allene Justice Brooks, 95, ofWilmington, formerly ofSilerCity, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at Britthaven North Chase,Wilmington. Mrs. Brooks was born inChatham County on December 9, 1917, the daughter of Pearle and Pearl (Tysor) Justice. She was a kind, loving mother, hard-working, from a family of nine. Allene was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and enjoyed playing Bingo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D. C. Brooks, Jr., infant son, Bobby Lee Brooks, four sisters, three brothers, son-in-law, Donnie Kelly, and a grandson, Jeff Kelly. She is survived by one daughter, Faye B. Kelly of Sanford; two sons, Joe E. Brooks and wife, Suzy of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Wayne Brooks of Siler City; one sister, Irma Langkamp and husband Don of Springfield, VA; grandchildren, Richard Brooks of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Heather Brooks of Leland, Lisa Rathy and husband, David of Asheville, Scott Kelly of Sanford, April Bisese and husband, Tony of Asheboro, Crystal Brooks of Asheboro; seven great-grand-children; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friend and former daughter-in-law, Gerry Brooks of Leland, NC. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church,4258 Rives Chapel Road ,SilerCity. A graveside service will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating. Memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain Baptist Church,1094 Mount Vernon- Hickory Mountain Road,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com

June 6, 2013
ELAINE FOUST GILMORE

Elaine Foust Gilmore, 61, of Staley, died Tuesday (05-28-2013) at Duke Medical Center in Durham. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (06-01-2013) at Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Howard Moffitt, Rev. Michael Horton, and David B. Gilmore, Sr., officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native ofRandolphCounty, she was a former employee of Randolph County Schools, working in the cafeteria and as a bus driver. She grew gladiolas for local florists and was a business partner in Ramseur Mobile Home Supply. Survivors include her husband, David B. Gilmore, Sr.; daughter, Ellie Meadows of Coleridge; sons, Alex Gilmore ofAsheboro, David Gilmore, Jr. of Staley; sister, Evon Louise Foust of Staley; brother, Eugene C. Foust of Staley; and three grandchildren. Make condolences to: www. loflinfuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Lanasa, CLL Research, Duke Cancer Institute, Box3828 D.U.M.C. Durham, NC 27701; or to the Shady Grove Baptist Church, 6377 Old Staley Road, Staley, NC27355.   

LUBY SHELTON WEAVER

Mr. Luby Shelton Weaver, 79, of Pittsboro, died  Wednesday, (05-29-2013) at his home. The celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, (06-02-2013) from Emmaus Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Moore presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Weaver was born July 21, 1933 in Goldsboro, the son of Luby Lisker Weaver and Dora Estelle Denning Weaver. He was a graduate of Grantham High School, East Carolina College, and received his Masters in Education from the University of Maryland.  He served in the United States Marine Corps, and then was a program co-ordinator  with the North Carolina Community College System, where he retired. He was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, having served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Virginia Wood Weaver; daughters, Dora Owens of Pittsboro, Ruth Ann Weaver ofSiler City,VirginiaL. Weaver of Pittsboro; brother, Leslie L. Weaver ofChester,VA; sister, Mary W. Pedigo of Grantham; and four grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be directed to the Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund.

GEORGE M. BRADY

George M. Brady passed away Saturday, (06-01-2013) at his home in Bennett. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, (06-04-2013) at Pine Mountain Friends Church with Rev. Joey Greene, Rev. David Thomas, and Rev. Larry Henderson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born in Moore County, Mr. Brady was the son of the late Roland W. Brady, and was also predeceased by his brother, Jerry W. Brady. He was a member of Pine Mountain Friends Church, where he operated the sound equipment. Survivors include his mother, Myrtis Brady of Carthage; sisters, Cindy Hancock, Wanda Brady, both of Bear Creek, Rolanda Phillips of Carthage; brothers, Brad Brady and Donald Brady, both of Bennett. Memorials may be directed to Pine Mountain Friends Church,268 Phillips Road, Bennett,NC 27208.

BOBBY F. DUNN

Mr. Bobby F. Dunn 71, of Robbins died Friday, (05-31-2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, (06-02-2013) at 4 p.m.  at Pine Mountain Friends Church where he was a member with Rev. Joey Greene officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Dunn was a Moore County native and owner and operator of Bobby Dunn’s Garage. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Johnson Dunn of the home; sons, Gregory Dunn of Robbins, Ricky Dunn of Ramseur, Keith Dunn of Robbins; sisters, Linda D. Hunt, Barbara D. Lamb, both of Asheboro; and nine grandchildren. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

ALICE RUTH CUNNINGHAM MILLER

Alice Ruth Cunningham Miller died Saturday (05-25-2013) in Palmdale, CA. Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (06-01-2013) at Palmdale United Methodist Church. A private family graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, (05-31-2013) at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall,CA. Mrs. Miller was born July 10, 1918, in Minong,WI to Imes Malone Cunningham and Florence Walden Cunningham. She had worked as a cafeteria worker in the L.A.school system.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell A. Miller,  brothers, James “Jim” Cunningham, John Cunningham and one sister, Margaret Dodes Hegseth. Survivors include sisters, Helen Folger, Dorothy Enfield, both of Texas;   her children, Keith A. Miller of Sanford, Lynn R. Miller of Riverside,CA, Ruth A. Holland of Palmdale,CA;   four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice, or: PalmdaleU.M.C.BuildingFund, 39055 10th Street West, Palmdale, CA93551; or Palmdale Play House, 38334 10th Street East,Palmdale,CA93550. Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

OMA LEE BEAL

Oma Lee Beal passed away Monday, (06-03-2013) at Genesis Care & Rehab in SilerCity. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (06-05-2013) at Fall Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Allmon and Dr. Ronnie Chaney officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born in Chatham County, Ms. Beal was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas Lambert and Addie Jones Lambert. She was predeceased by her husband, Tracy Beal and sisters, Mamie Phillips and Maggie Neal. Ms. Beal was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a retired chicken farmer. She is survived by daughters, Linda Mangum, Laura Luck, both ofAsheboro, Elizabeth Pilson of Bear Creek; son, Jerry Beal of Bear Creek; six grandchildren, and ten great-grand-children. Make condolences online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

NANCI ELLEN SHARP TANTON

Nanci Ellen Sharp Tanton, a resident ofChatham County,NC, died of pancreatic cancer May 21, 2013 inDothan,Alabamawhere she was surrounded by family and friends. Two days before her death, Nanci was delighted to join her brother, William Sharp and many other friends and family members across the United States in a beautiful Gulf Coast retreat near Panama City,Florida for a celebration of marriage joining her daughter Arianne Tanton and Quinn Marceil. Nanci was born in Lexington, Kentucky May 14, 1952. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and undertook graduate work in the same field at Florida State University. She was employed by the Town of Cary and worked in the cultural arts field. A lifelong photographer and world traveler, Nanci earned a reputation as  one of North Carolina’s leading photographers. Her work included landscape, architectural and human interest subjects. Nanci was formerly married to Bob Tanton of Dothan,A labama, who died in December, 1990. For the past eleven years, Nanci lived on a rolling Chatham County farm with her friend and partner, Dr. C. A. Keisler. Together, the two enjoyed the meadows, streams, woods and extensive flower gardens surrounding their beautiful home near the Rocky River. Nanci is survived by family members in Georgetown, Kentucky and both Birmingham and Dothan,Alabama. In lieu of flowers, Nanci asks friends and family to make donations to help fund pancreatic cancer research with donations going to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, via www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/NanciTanton/keepthemem oryalive.

JANE PYLE

Jane Pyle, 83, died June 1, 2013. She was born inAmes,Iowain 1929, to Capt. Charles A. Pyle and Margaret Pyle, while Capt. Pyle was teaching Military Science and Tactics at Iowa State College. Until 1939, the family moved every two years, toPanama,Georgia,Kansas,Wyoming,California,Arkansas,Oklahomaand back toIowa. After Pearl Harbor, the moves were more frequent until the family stayed inIowawhen now Major Pyle was sent toEurope. She graduated from high school inAmesand started college at theUniversityofOklahoma, before graduating fromGeorgetownUniversityinWashington,DC. Joining the family inAustria, she worked at various positions with the Department of the Army. After returning to the states, she worked inWashingtonand then moved toArizonawith the family before now Brig. Gen. Pyle retired after his last posting inKorea. She continued with her own education as well as travelling extensively and began teaching sixth grade and then college before deciding teaching was not for her. She was also an exceptional golfer as well as duplicate bridge and gardening enthusiast. In 1979, she moved toChathamCountyand began another career, this time as a printer, the only one in Pittsboro for ten years. She bought her home from the county at an auction on the courthouse steps, and spent almost 30 years improving it, while becoming involved with the library, planning and zoning commissions, and the Chatham County Historical Association where she contributed many well-researched articles on local history, as well as to other facets of the CCHA, and spent many hours working on the Pittsboro Historical District. She was able to attend the open house for the newChathamCountyMuseumand see the results of many people’s work in replacing the space for sharing the history of Pittsboro andChathamCountyon which she had spent so much time. Miss Pyle is survived by sisters, Nancy P. Simons of Pittsboro, Margaret P. Poorman ofEncinitas,CA; brother, Charles R. Pyle and wife, Marcia of Kings Beach, CA; nine nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an older sister, Ruth. At her request, there will be no services. The family is most grateful for the care offered by UNC Hospice Care. Memorial contributions may be made to either UNC Hospice or the Chatham County Historical Association.

PEARL GRAY  MITCHELL SIKES

Pearl Gray Mitchell Sikes, 77, of New Hill, passed away peacefully with her family beside her on Friday, May 24, 2013 in UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was born June 29, 1935 at home near Bonsal inChathamCounty, the daughter of Henry Alvin Mitchell and Martha Annie Jones.  She married her husband of 60 years, Robert Wesley Sikes on December 6, 1952 in Chesterfield,SC.  Mrs. Sikes was a homemaker, a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, member of theBrown Baldwin Circle and president of the 4H Club for a few years. She attended Moncure High School and hosted the Mitchell Family Reunion for 20 years. Mrs. Sikes is survived by her husband, Robert Wesley Sikes; sons, Wallace Craig Sikes and wife Debbie Green of Garner, Wayne Barry Sikes of New Hill; grandchildren, Jessica Carmen Sikes and husband Allen Williford of Willow Springs, Melanie Dawn Sikes of Garner; great grandchildren, Benny Lofton Williford, Lexus Jade Cook, Abigail Brooklyn Cook; sister, Ila Mae Mitchell and husband Stanley Wittenberg of Cary; brothers-in-law, Walter Lee Sikes of New Hill, and Curtis Garlin Sikes and wife Rose Mary Oakley Sikes of Durham. She is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mary Bell Mitchell McCann, Katy Lee Mitchell Donaldson, Dartha Cornelius Mitchell Howard, Henry Otis Mitchell, Charlie Benton Mitchell, Ray Rufus Mitchell, Clarie Mitchell; and half brother, Clyde Dixon Mitchell. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Apex Funeral Home,550 West Williams Street, Apex. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church,724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer UMC,P O Box 2146,Apex,NC 27502. Make online condolences to: www.apexfuneral.net.

VIRGINIA COX SMITH

Mrs. Virginia Cox Smith, 84, of Bennett, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at First health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. The funeral service was held  Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4: p.m. at Bennett Baptist Churchwith Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The visitation was held on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett. A native ofCaswellCounty, she was born September 11, 1928. She worked many years as secretary for the Randolph County Board of Education. Mrs. Smith was a longtime member ofBennettBaptistChurch. During her life, she dedicated a great deal of time to the church, serving as organist, clerk, historian, teaching Sunday School and many other areas of the church where her talents were needed. She will be remembered also for her lifetime zeal for learning and helping others with their education. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clyde J. Smith, Sr. Survivors include her son, Clyde Jennings Smith Jr. and wife Susie of Rockingham; one grandson, Clyde J. Smith III and one granddaughter, Mary Susan Smith, both of Wake Forest,N.C.Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund,P.O. Box 91, Bennett,N.C.27208. Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett is serving the family. Make online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com

May 30, 2013
CAROLYN FORREST MASKE

Mrs. Carolyn Forrest Maske 68, of Robbins, passed away Tuesday, (05-21-2013) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held Friday, (05-24-2013) at 3 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Church where she was a member with Rev. Joey Greene and Rev. Michael Par-enti officiating. Burial fol-lowed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Maske was born in East Laport, and was site manager for Moore County Department of Aging for five years. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Ernest Forrest Sr., mother, Josephine An-drew, and sibling’s, Martha Faye Dawson, Clyde Ernest Forrest, Jr., John Earl Forrest, and Louie Forrest. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wayne Maske of Robbins, daughters, Renee’ Boutin Andrew of Robbins, Pamela Boutin Hannon of Goldston; son, Christopher Schliesman of Kansas; sister, Helen Humbertson of Biscoe; brothers, Douglas Forrest, Roger Forrest, both of Carthage, Ted Forrest of Robbins; and three grandchildren. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

STRAUGHN SCOTT WHITAKER

Mr. Straughn Scott Whitaker, 62, of Pittsboro died Fri-day, (05-24-2013) at his home. Celebration of life services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (05-28-2013) from Pittsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Troy Lesher-Thomas presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Scott was born July 8, 1950 in Chatham County, the son of William Straughn Whitaker and Frances Wilda Chester Whitaker. He was a graduate of Pittsboro High School, and attended Sandhills Commu-nity College. He was a member of Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, worked with Scott’s Tire Sales, and later with Chatham Transit. Scott was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include sons, Kain Whitaker, Kurt Whitak-er, both of Pittsboro; brother, Don Whitaker of Pittsboro; and sister, Clara Lynn Whi-taker Richardson of Pittsboro. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. Memorials may be directed to either Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, PO Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or to Carolina Dialysis.

BETH FOUSHEE NOLES

Mrs. Beth Foushee Noles, 94, of Rock Hill, SC died Sat-urday, (05-04-2013), at Agape Rehabilitation Center. A graveside memorial service will be held at Buffalo Cemetery on Saturday, (06-01-2013), at 3 p.m.. Mrs. Noles was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mattie Foushee. She was preceded in death by three husbands, John “Jack” Wesley Carter, Daniel Burn Shelly, Sr., Harold James Noles, brothers, James Ormand Foushee and Pressley Moore Foushee. Surviving relatives are her children, Parker W. Carter, Sr., Brenda N. Ronaldson; brothers, Frank Currie Fou-shee, Ralph Lee Foushee; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Make condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CLARA MAE CHEEK HARRIS

Clara Mae Cheek Harris, 86, of Sanford, died Saturday, (05-25-2013), at her home. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, (05-28-2013), at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wendell McGee and Col. Charlie Hicks officiating. Burial fol-lowed at Meroney United Me-thodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Harris was born in Cha-tham County, August 21, 1926, to the late William Spinks Cheek and Mamie Da-vis Cheek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Clyde Cheek and William Cheek. She was the owner/operator of Wilrick Beauty Shop, and retired from the North Caro-lina Education System. Surviving relatives include her husband, L. Reid Harris of the home; sons, Lynn R. Har-ris of Spartanburg, SC, W. Scott Harris of Hilton Head, SC; daughter, Carolyn H. Wood of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers, Ray M. Cheek of Asheboro, Earl Cheek of Ca-meron; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, NC 27330 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 809 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

LaRUTH C. WHITE

Mrs. LaRuth C. White of Siler City died Wednesday (05-22-2013) at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. Funeral services were held Monday (05-27-2013) at Ev-ans Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. White was a member of Evans Chapel where she served as a deaconess and usher. Surviving are her children, Vernall White, Van White, Stanley White, all of Siler City, Rodney White of Vir-ginia; one sister, Maxie Bur-nette of Siler City; and several grandchildren.

CREIGHTON TUCKER NALL

Creighton Tucker Nall, in-fant son of Randy and Laura Nall, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Alamance Re-gional Hospital, Burlington. He is survived by parents, Randy S. and Laura Gaines Nall, Jr. of Siler City; mater-nal grandparents, Phil and Lisa Overacre Gaines, Jr. of Goldston; paternal grandfa-ther, Randy S. Nall, Sr. of Sanford; paternal grand-mother, Debra and Joseph Kernstine of Bear Creek; maternal great-grandparents, Phil and JoAnn Gaines, Sr. of Siler City; maternal great-grandmother, Martha Helton of Siler City; paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Nall of Sanford; paternal great-grandmother, Catherine Wright of Siler City; uncles and aunts, Chad and Ann Gaines, Holly Gaines, Philip Gaines and Magon York. Graveside services were held Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church Cemetery, 61 Bowers Store Road, Siler City with Rev. Rodney Staley officiating. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

EDNA BURKE KIDD

Edna Burke Kidd, 88, of US Hwy 64 West, Siler City died Monday, May 27, 2013 at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Kidd was born in Chat-ham County on October 15, 1924, the daughter of Addison and Maggie (Lemons) Burke. She was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and retired from Siler City Manu-facturing. Edna enjoyed cook-ing, canning, playing Bingo and spending time with fam-ily. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Howard J. Kidd; two sons, Billy Kidd and wife Sherry, Jerry Kidd and wife Linda, all of Siler City; sister, Bronna Phillips of High Falls; one brother, Wil-liam T. Burke of Asheboro; grandchildren, Rob Kidd and wife Beth, Kelly Eldridge and husband John, Heidi Faucette and husband Travis, Nicholas Kidd; step-grandchildren, Mi-chael Boone and wife Angela, Mitchell Boone and wife Emi-ly; and eight great-grand-children. The family received friends Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2:30 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial fol-lowed in Hickory Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City. Memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1094 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Moun-tain Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

ROY L. MARLEY, JR.

Roy Lee Marley, Jr., 70, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a native of Siler City, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living at Siegen Lane. He received his Business Administrative degree from Duke University in 1964. While attending Duke, Roy was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He attended Duke University for four years on athletic scholarships for football and baseball. He began his career with Exxon in Raleigh, in December 1964, in the Marketing Department as a sales representative. Over the next 17 years, Roy progressed through a number of marketing assignments throughout the South, Florida and Texas. In 1981, Roy joined the Public Affairs organization in New Orleans and had various assignments before becoming the Louisiana Government Affairs Manager for Exxon in 1986. Roy continued to lobby for Exxon from 1982 to 2001 during the legislative sessions in Louisiana and several other states. He served as a committee chair and on several commit-tees for Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Asso-ciation. In addition, he also served on committees for Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Chemical Association and the Governors Energy Task Force. He retired from Exxon in 2001 after 37 years of service. Roy was an excellent athlete and excelled in tennis and running. He played singles on a local and state level and was a member of Bocage Racquet Club. Roy enjoyed running every day. He ran in local runs and in numerous mara-thons. He also enjoyed SCU-BA diving with his wife, fam-ily and friends. He was a for-mer member of the City Club of Baton Rouge and the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Roy’s greatest love was his family and grandchildren. Those who knew Roy will remember him for his quick wit, sense of humor and laughter. He had a genuine love for life and cherished each moment as a gift. Roy was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rings n’ Ivy Sunday School class. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee Marley, Sr. and Perry Craft Marley. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Judy Canaday Marley; his daughter, Sheri Marley Loy and her husband Stephen Loy, three grandsons, Tucker Hayes, Hayden Marley and Parker James; son, Travis Lee Marley and his wife Melanie Lowe Marley, grandchildren, Lillian Reese and Mason Lee; a brother, Danny Marley and sister-in-law Barbara Marley. He also leaves behind a special friend, his beloved feathery companion of twenty years, his parrot, Poncho. Our family is most grateful to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living at Siegen Lane, and to the nurses at Hospice In His Care for providing him with loving care and attention. Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday, May 31, with a memorial service at 12. Interment of ashes will take place at the First United Methodist Church Columbar-ium following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Rings n’ Ivy Music Fund, 930 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802; or Alzheimer’s Ser-vices of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Sign the online guest registry at www.rabenhorst.com.

LILA WOMBLE BREWER

Lila Womble Brewer, age 97, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Siler City Center. Lila was born in Chatham County on Septem-ber 5, 1915, the daughter of Floyd and Dillie Ward Wom-ble. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cecil Brewer, her parents, brother, Lloyd Womble, sis-ters, Leisel Womble, Burdine Womble, Emma Rue Yan-churak, Mary Sue Womble, and Nancy Dunn. Survivors include her three daughters, Linda Merle Ellington (Terrill) of Siler City, Mary Jo Brewer of Winston Salem, Ann Sharpe (Robert) of Charlotte; one grandson, Matt Sharpe (Julie) of Mat-thews. She is also survived by a brother, Lynton Womble of Siler City; sisters, Irma Beal and Nadine Short of Si-ler City; and a sister-in-law, Louise Womble of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews. Lila graduated from Siler City High School in 1931. After her marriage in 1941, she devoted her life to her family and home. During the years she and Cecil provided a home for her mother-in-law, her mother, and her two sis-ters, Leisel and Burdine. Lila was very proud of her service in the Brush Creek Home Extension Club, serv-ing as president for 18 years. She was also an active mem-ber of the Dig and Dream Garden Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy as long as she was able. When her daughters were in-volved in scouts, Lila was a Girl Scout leader. Lila was a faithful member of Hope United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities. In recent years, she moved her membership back to her home church, Loves Creek Baptist Church. Lila was a very generous and loving sister and aunt, open-ing her home and heart to them, as well as to many friends. Cooking for family and friends was a great joy to Lila; she was well known for her delicious chicken pie, meat loaf, chess pie, and fudge. The family received friends, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, with Rev. Bob Boyd and Rev. Lisa Wishon officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee . Memorials may be made to Chatham County Council on Aging, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344, Loves Creek Baptist Church, or to a charity of choice.

DORIS MYRTLE HARDEN BEAUDRY

Doris Myrtle Harder Beau-dry, age 89 died May 25, 2013 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. She was born October 24, 1923 in Waterbury, CT. She was the daughter of Harold R. Harder and Florence Anna Walden. She was prede-ceased by her husband Paul Roland Beaudry, her sister Elsie Montague and her brothers, Richard and Harold Harder. She is survived by her son, Richard P. Beaudry and wife Sheila of Pittsboro; her daugh-ter, Janet M. Beaudry of Fa-yetteville; one granddaughter, Shannon B. Lora and husband Brian, and two great grand-sons, Patrick and Scott Lora of Raleigh. Mrs. Beaudry traveled a lot as a military wife across the US and Europe before her husband retired in Fayette-ville. After his death she worked as a library assistant in Hopewell, VA and in Hills-borough. After retiring, she spent many enjoyable years living with her son’s family in the Redbud community of Chatham County before mov-ing to Twin Rivers and more recently to Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. Services will be private and burial will be at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

MAURICE BUDDEMEIER

Maurice “Bud” Race Bud-demeier, 83, of Pittsboro, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his home. A viewing and memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro. Pastor Bob Wachs will officiate. Flowers may be sent directly to Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, and guest book may be signed there. Maurice was born April 27, 1930 in Longview, Illinois to Merle and Thelma (Race) Buddemeier. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952. On July 5, 1953, he married Pauline Harriet Je-well. Maurice had a long career in human resources/labor rela-tions. He was employed by Ford Motor Company for many years and lived in vari-ous locations throughout the Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana) during his tenure. He worked for American Motor Company, South Bend Lathe, and then settled into his posi-tion as Director of Human Resources at Tootsie Roll In-dustries in Chicago, Illinois in the mid 1970s. He retired in the late ’90s and moved from Naperville, Illinois to Pitts-boro, North Carolina to enjoy his retirement years. Maurice (Bud) was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Thelma, and wife, Pauline. He is survived by one son, Jeffrey Buddemeier, and three daughters, twins, Brenda Sti-gall and Nina Campbell, and Dr. Kamilla Buddemeier; two grandchildren, Michael and Naomi Crump. As a classical music lover, Maurice attended many con-certs. He was an avid reader and was very politically minded and cognizant of world events. He loved to dabble in the stock market and enjoyed spending time with his family and making new friends. From the family: You were the best father ever. Our gratitude is undying and unwav-ering. We will love you and mom eternally.

May 23, 2013
JOAN MARIE PEGRAM REECE

Joan Marie Pegram Reece, 76, of Pittsboro, passed away Monday, (05-13-2013). A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, (05-17-2013) at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment will be held later in Dan View Ceme-tery in Eden, with a private family gathering. Born April 5, 1937 in Martinsville, Va., Mrs. Reece grew up in Reidsville. A graduate of Elon College, she retired from the E.P.A. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where she was a choir member and director of Sunday school. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Vance Jene Reece and a brother, Ralph Pegram. Survivors include her hus-band of 50+ years, L. Vance Reece, Jr.; children, Martha Reece Collins, Jeffrey Martin Reece; siblings Chester Pe-gram, Wayne Pegram, Gail Hoecherl, Mona Brannon; and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1785 Mount Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

CAROL ANN FARRINGTON

Ms. Carol Ann Farrington, 58, of Durham died Sunday (05-12-2013) at Duke Univer-sity Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, (05-17-2013) at 2 p.m. at Terrells Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Survivors include sisters, Ada Thomas of Brooklyn, NY, and Erma Farrington of Pittsboro.

MRS. ALLENE RAYLE

Mrs. Allene Rayle, 90, of Martinez, Georgia, died Wednesday, (05-15-2013) at University Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Platt’s Belair Road Chapel with Pastor Bob Purvis and Pastor Dusty Wammack officiating. Burial fol-lowed at Westover Memorial Park. An avid writer, she published her first book of poems at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rayle. Survivors include her son, Steve Rayle; daughter, Cindy O’Connor; twin sister, Madeline O’Neal; sister, Barbara Cook; brothers, Joe Oldham, W.C. Oldham; three grand-children, and four great-grandchildren, Memorials may be made to Crossbridge Baptist Church, 3130 Skinner Mill Road, Augusta, GA., 30909.

HELEN PRISCILLA UPCHURCH CUMMINGS

Helen Priscilla Upchurch Cummings, 67, died Saturday, (05-18-2013). Funeral services were held at Duncan Baptist Church Wednesday, (05-22-2013) at 2 p.m., with Rev. David McLaurin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cummings was a native of Harnett County and daughter of the late Malcom Upc-hurch and Lucille Wimberly Upchurch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ro-nald Andrew Cummings; brother, Jack Upchurch and sister, Rachel Cotten. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Claude Cummings of Sanford; daughters, Gaynell Cummings, Rhonda Utley, both of Sanford; brothers, Ray Upchurch of Angier, Burt Upchurch of Broadway, Mack Upchurch, Tom Upchurch, both of Shallotte; and four grandchildren. Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY ALICE DEVOTO BARRETT

Mary Alice Devoto Barrett, 69, died Friday, (05-17-2013) at her home. A graveside service was held at Lemon Springs Baptist Church Cemetery on Tuesday, (5-21-2013), at 1 p.m. with Rev. Andy Foley and Dr. Jim Whitehead officiating. She was born in St. Louis County, Missouri to the late August G. Devoto and Alice Schnarr Devoto. A home maker, she was preceded in death by her husband, James David Barrett, brother, August Devoto and a sister, Judy Devoto Privitt. Surviving relatives include son, John David Barrett of Cameron; daughter, Debbie Barrett of Cary; brothers, Dick Devoto, Bob Devoto, Donnie Devoto, all of Mis-souri; sister, Barbara Medina of Missouri; two grandchildren and five great-grand-children. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MAGGIE ROBELLE RAINES

Mrs. Maggie Robelle Raines died Sunday, (05-19-2013) at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, (05-24-2013) at Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Apex. The family visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. and the service at 2, with Rev. Dr. Orlando R. Dowdy officiating. Survivors include her husband, James Louis Raines, Sr.; sons, James Louis Raines, Jr. of Roxboro, Andrew Raines of Camden, NJ, Troy Raines of Durham; daughter, Faith Wells of Durham; sis-ters, Bernice Barbee, Unita Wilson, both of Apex, Wilhemenia Thomas of Durham, Emma McCullough of Camden, NJ, Mary Breeze of Harrisburg, PA; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

GAYNETTE PATTERSON WHITE

Gaynette Patterson White, 80, of Siler City died Monday (05-13-2013) at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Fredrick James officiating. Burial fol-lowed in the church cemetery. Mrs. White was a native of Chatham County, a member of Rocky River Baptist Church, and retired from Liberty Chair Company. Survivors include her husband, Troy White; sons, Jerry L. White of Siler City, Phil L. White of Kernersville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

FRANCES “FRANKIE” TAYLOR HARRIS

Frances “Frankie” Taylor Harris, 83 of Goldston died Saturday, May 18, 2013 . Mrs. Harris was born in Durham, September 30, 1929, the daughter of Hanciel Clyde and Annie (West) Taylor. She was a 1951 graduate of Wom-en’s College (now UNCG) and taught at Chatham Central High School from 1957-1967. She was a member of Gold-ston United Methodist Church, the adult Sunday School Class, the church choir, church secretary and a member of the United Methodist Women. Frankie also served as coordinator for the college student outreach ministry and was a member of the Goldston Lion’s Club. She retired from the office of Dr. James Little after 15 years of service. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Harris; her parents; a brother, William W. Taylor and sisters, Mary Coley and Sarah Conrad. She is survived by one daughter: Lisa Harris Smith and husband, Randy of Bear Creek; one son, Jody R. Har-ris and wife, Tina of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Jordan and Turner Harris, Ethan and Hannah Smith; sisters, Leila T. Veasey, Lella T. Dezern both of Durham; special care-givers and family friends, Carmen Bryant and Christina Stanley. The family received friends Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buck-ner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at home of Jody Harris, 8343 Old Hwy 421, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Goldston United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Simpson officiating. Burial was in Goldston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Goldston U.M.C., P. O. Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252; or the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Char-lotte, NC 28215-3220. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

BOBBY JACK POE

Bobby Jack Poe, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Wesley Long Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Community Baptist Church in Greensboro. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty. Bobby was born August 22, 1939, in Chatham County, to the late Jack and Lucy Kivett Poe. He was a faithful member of Community Baptist Church, and sales representative in the RV industry. He retired from the North Carolina Army National Guard. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a son Terry Lynn Poe, and sister, Thelma Knight. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Overman Poe of Greensboro; children, Bobbie Marsh and husband Jaimie, Christi Tilley and husband David, Cary Poe and wife Laura; and sister Joan Roberts. He was Paw-Paw Bob to Daniel Marsh and wife Tina, Ben Marsh, Hunter Tilley, Abigail Poe, Caroline Poe, Garrett Marsh, and Bai-ley Marsh. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at George Brothers Funeral Service in Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Building Fund of Community Baptist Church 1330 Burnetts Chapel Road. Greensboro, NC 27406. George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the Poe family.

May 16, 2013
REV. RONALD WESLEY TERRY

Rev. Ronald Wesley Terry passed away Thursday, (05-09-2013) at his home in Troy. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (05-14-2013) at the First Wesleyan Church in Troy with Dr. Clifford Van Sickle officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born inToledo, Ohio, Rev. Terry was the son of the late Edward E. Terry and Ocie Mae Magner Terry. He was also predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou Russell Terry; sisters, Edna and Lillian; and brothers, Robert, Gordon, and Charles. Rev. Terry was the pastor of Why Not Wesleyan Church in Seagrove at the time of his death. Survivors include his daughter, Cyndy Dawn Hornback of Sophia; son, Russell Wesley Terry ofGreensboro; sisters, Betty Shaulis of New Marshfield, Ohio, Jean Reichard ofOviedo,Florida; and  four grandchildren,. Memorials may be directed toWhyNotWesleyanChurch,1402 NC Highway705,Seagrove,N.C.27341.  

CAROL FARRINGTON

Ms. Carol Farrington passed away Sunday (05-12-2013) at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

ERNEST SNIPES

Mr. Ernest Snipes, 87, of Pittsboro, passed away Saturday, (05-11-2013) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, (05-15-2013) at St. Andrews Congregational Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Snipes Johnson; son, Ernest Clifton Snipes, both of Pittsboro; sister, Irene Snipes of Yanceyville; brothers, Claude Snipes of Pittsboro, Lindo Snipes of Virginia, Harold Snipes of Greensboro;  five grandchildren and four great-grand-children.

    GEORGE WINFORD MINTER

Mr. George Winford Minter, 70, of Bear Creek died Friday (05-10-2013) at his home.   Funeral services will be held Thursday, (05-16-2013) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Burial will follow in theMinterCemetery at Old Taylor’s Chapel. Survivors include sons, George Jeffrey Minter, Fredrick Alston; daughter, Christy Lynna’ Minter; brothers, Jasper Minter, Joseph Minter; sister, Joyce Edwards; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

BEULAH O’QUINN BOGGS

Beulah Mae O’Quinn Boggs, 74, of Sanford, died Sunday (05-12-2013) at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, (05-17-2013) at 3 p.m. at Juniper Springs Baptist Church with Rev. John Hackney and Rev. Michael Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Robert O’Quinn and Pauline Willie Knight O’Quinn. She was a member of Juniper Springs Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the W.M.U. and for many years, was in charge of the church nursery.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Levi Boggs, sons, Ronald Lee Boggs, Jerry Lynn Boggs, grandson, Daniel Caleb Sheets, and sister, Mamie O’Quinn. Survivors include daughters, Donna Hancock of Goldston, Debbie Bunnell ofSanford, Brenda Boggs of Broadway, Patsy Bullard ofFayetteville, Paula Eubanks ofSanford; son, Tommy Boggs ofSanford; brothers, John O’Quinn, Daniel O’Quinn, both ofSanford; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (05-16-2013) at Smith Funeral Home in Broadway. Make online condolences at: www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

CLARKSON LINDLEY HADLEY

  Clarkson Lindley Hadley, 85, of 8773 Bethel South Fork Road, Snow Camp, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at South Fork Friends Church in Snow Camp, with Rev. Andrew Needham officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Hadley was a lifelong member ofSouthForkFriendsChurchand a member of William Penn Sunday School class. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin Hadley and Myrtis Ellen Braxton Hadley,  infant son, Clarkson Lindley Hadley, Jr., brother, Herman Hadley, and sisters, Vera Lamb and Evelyn McKinney. Survivors include his wife, Callie Peace Hadley of the home; sons, William Hadley and wife Brenda of Snow Camp, Leonard Hadley of Snow Camp; daughter, Joan Hadley Helton and husband Andy of Burlington; brother, Russell Hadley and wife Peggy of Snow Camp; sister, Phyllis Wilson and husband Harry of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Charles and Andrew Hadley, Emily and Macy Helton; and special caregiver, Tina Hart. Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, atSouthForkFriendsChurch, prior to the services. Memorials may be made toSouthForkFriendsChurch, Bethel South Fork Road, Snow Camp. NC 27349. Make online condolences to:  www.mcclurefuneralservice.

May 9, 2013
VIOLA ELIZABETH JACOBS LEE

Mrs. Viola E. Lee, 94, of Moncure passed away Sunday (04-28-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday (05-04-2013) at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Moncure, with burial at Bryant Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Francine Parker of Pittsboro, Elizabeth Alston of Moncure; sons, Wallace Lee of Washington, DC, Curtis Lee of the home; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

KENNETH EDWARD BROWN

Mr. Kenneth Edward Brown 57, of Bennett, died Thursday, (05-02-2013) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral services were held Sunday, (05-05-2013) at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Mi-chael Poindexter officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Chatham County to the late Warren and Beverly Sumner Brown. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and worked in maintenance at Edwards Wood Yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Shields. Survivors include a daughter, Kristen Morgan of Seagrove; son, Shannon Brown of Raleigh; sister, Jane Faulkner of Burlington; brothers, Ronnie Brown of Asheboro, Bill Brown of Burlington, Roger Brown of Bennett; and one granddaughter. . Donations may be made to Hospice of Randolph County or Mt. Zion U.M.C. Cemetery fund. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

GLADYS CRAVEN STOUT JAMES

Gladys Craven Stout James, 93, of Siler City, died Saturday, (05-04-2013) at Pine Lake Health & Rehabilitation, Carthage. A memorial service was held Sunday, (05-05-2013) at 4 p.m., at the home of a grand-daughter, Sherie Bowman. Mrs. James was born June 9, 1919 in Davidson County, the daughter of Ralph and Ida (Cole) Craven. She was a ho-memaker and of the Baptist faith. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Kirby B. Stout, Rev. James M. James, a son, David Ray Stout; sister and brothers, Juanita, Colon and Leonard. She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte S. Jones of Siler City; sons: K. Earle Stout of Siler City, George Edward Stout of Gloucester, NC; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and six-great-great-grandchildren; and step-daughter; Eleanor Moses of Pittsboro. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LEONARD ANTHONY FISHER

Leonard Anthony Fisher, 93, of Siler City, died Friday, (05-03-2013) at Randolph Hos-pice House, Asheboro. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, (05-11-2013) at Siler City Presbyterian Church. Pastor Sue Flippin will officiate with a 2-Bell ceremony. Inurment will be held in the Salisbury National Cemetery with military rites at a later date. Mr. Fisher was born on June 7, 1919 in Nashua, NH, the son of George A. and Agnes (Meehan) Fisher. Leonard was a ham radio operator. He served from 1937 – 1959 in the US Navy as a Chief Quarter Master and was a life-time member of the Fleet Reserve. He was a member of Siler City Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder. Survivors include his wife of 72½ years, Helen (Richards) Fisher; sons, Richard A. Fisher of Staley, L. Timothy Fisher of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 – 11 a.m. at Siler City Presbyterian Church. The family requests memorials be made to the Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 West Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Fisher Family.

CARL EVERETTE HUSSEY

Mr. Carl Everette Hussey, 97, of Seagrove, died Friday, (05-03-2013) at his home Funeral services were held Monday, (05-06-2013) at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bouldin, Rev. Gerald Hussey, and Rev. Charles Lassiter of-ficiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Hussey, son of the late William Wesley and Carrie Maness Hussey, was a Ran-dolph County native and an Army Veteran, serving in WW II. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, a retired poultry farmer and carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Reeder Hussey of the home; daughters, Brenda H. Brady, Margie H. Wilson, both of Seagrove; sons, Paul Hussey and Rev. Gerald Hus-sey, both of Seagrove; sister, Stella Garner of Robbins; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

LARRY THOMAS COMER

Larry Thomas Comer, Sr, 64, of Bear Creek passed away Saturday, (05-04-2013) at his home. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rogers Memorial Chapel by Rev. Eric Davidson. Mr. Comer was born in Lo-gan, WV and was preceded in death by his father, Roy T. Comer and his first wife, Dianna Tackett Comer. Larry attended Mays Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Musslewhite Comer; sons, Larry T. Comer Jr., Michael S. Comer, both of Colorado Springs, CO; his mother, Merble D. Comer of Sanford; sister, Judy Garrett of San-ford; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Mays Chapel Baptist Church, 24 Rosser Rd., Bear Creek, NC 27207. Make online condolences at: www.rogerspickard.com

ELOISE MOSES BRIDGMAN

Eloise Moses Bridgman, 87, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 while at the home of her son, Phillip Bridgman in Potsdam, NY after a year-long battle with cancer. She and her hus-band, Arthur, were residents of Pittsfield, MA, from 1959 until 1985 when he retired from GE and they moved back to her original home place of Pittsboro, NC. She was born in Jonesboro, NC, January 7, 1926, the youngest child of Edwin F. Moses and Sallie Juanita (Glosson) who started life as share-croppers in rural NC. She graduated from Goldston (NC) High School. She was a trained vocalist, having studied at Greensboro Women’s College and then later under a private voice teacher for most of the years she lived in Pittsfield, MA. She was a mezzo soprano, often singing solos or duets at Grace Church Congregational in Pittsfield, MA where she and her husband were long-time members. She later played the piano for Cedar Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member when she died. In her early 20’s, she lived and worked in Chapel Hill, and was a personal friend of Andy Griffith, who was then a student at UNC. He would often stop by to walk her to choir practice. It was in Chapel Hill that she met her husband, Arthur L. Bridgman while he was a graduate stu-dent in chemistry. They were married July 9, 1948. Eloise was also a quilter. She made numerous quilts for each of her five sons, her grandchildren, and even some of her great-grandchildren. Eloise was always characterized by deep faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and a genuine concern for people. The integrity of her name was always of supremely more value than personal possessions or recognition. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1999 and by her three brothers. She is survived by one sister, Mabel Packer of Virginia Beach, VA; her five sons, Arthur L. Bridgman Jr. and wife Chin Sun of Roseboro, NC, the Rev. Thomas E. Bridgman and wife Charleen of Pitts-field, MA, Dr. Phillip M. Bridgman and wife Donna-Jean of Potsdam, NY, James M. Bridgman and wife Regina of Pittsboro, Dr. Bruce G. Bridgman and wife Jeanne Yang of Crofton, MD; 13 grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many niec-es and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Cedar Grove Method-ist Church in Pittsboro on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the Cedar Grove cemetery.

DR. W. T. “Bill” AUMAN

Dr. W. T. “Bill” Auman, age 71, of Greensboro, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home. The family conducted funeral services on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery. Dr. Auman was born in Asheboro on March 21, 1942 to Howard Frank Auman, Sr. and Lucille Crisp Auman, who preceded him in death. Dr. Auman earned Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in history as well as a Master of Science in Library Science. His vast knowledge of local and state history have been published in North Carolina Historical Re-view, books on history, archives, and genealogy. He was the historian for the Andrew Auman Family Reunion and the author of “The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Auman” which covers some of Seagrove and Why Not history. His latest book is at the publisher’s now on North Carolina’s “Inner Civil War.” He was a life-long historian to say the least. He was also a past member of the Randolph County Genealogist Society. He is survived by his brother, Frank Auman, Jr. and Karen Hurley of Greensboro; sister, Anne Auman Brown and husband Richard of Pitts-boro; nephews and nieces, Frankie Auman and wife Lindsey, Shannon Recker and husband Frank, Summer Estes and husband Kevin, Tiffany Auman, Debbie Mullis, Billy Leviner and wife Sheila, John Leviner and wife Lisa, Andy Leviner and wife Lisa, Justin Brown and wife Teresa, and Holly Hussey and husband Johnathan; great nephews and nieces, Avery, Emily, Abigail, Levi, August, Jalen, Giovanna, Tyler and wife Amy, Jeremy, Cody, Dylan, Adam, Amber, Chasity, Chase, Jacob, Sara Kate, Addison, Chris, Trent, Curtis, Jordan, Jerrett, Ashley, and Jax. The family received friends on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Memorials may be made to the Why Not Memorial Association, c/o Gene King, PO Box 120, Seagrove, NC 27341. Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com

BOBBI (ROBERTA M.A.) KREMIN LONGO

December 8, 1946 ~ April 30, 2013 Bobbi Longo passed away April 30, 2013 in Pittsboro. Prior to her move to Pitts-boro in 2004, she had been a long-time resident of Oswego, NY. She was the daughter of Robert L. Kremin and Claire H. Grawboski Kremin of Sy-racuse, NY, both of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughters, Christine M. Longo of Mexico, NY, Nicole A. Longo (Patrick H. Barnes IV) of Pittsboro. Also mourning her passing is her companion Jerry Wilcox of Syracuse, NY; sisters Karin C. Welch (Joseph) of Camillus, NY, Susan K. Longo (Robert) of Warners, NY; and extended family that included nieces, nephews and cousins. Bobbi had a zest for life. She was an accomplished gardener, cook, and baker. What Bobbi will be remembered for most is her love for her children, friends, family and life itself. She lived her life abundantly and will be greatly missed by all who loved her and the people whose life she touched on a daily basis. Her daughters jokingly called her “The Pittsboro Joy Germ.” Rest in peace Mom, Mommy. Sleep with the angels, and walk with them, too. We love you always, Chrissy and Nikki.

JAMES EDWARD DANIELS

James Edward Daniels, 87, formerly of Goldston, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home. Son of James Albert Daniels and Keron Woolard Daniels, he was born February 15, 1926 in Washington, NC. He is survived by his daughtr, Anna Linda Daniels Nicholson, her husband Michael Ni-cholson and their three children, Jon, Malcolm, and Han-nah; and son, Taumi Daniels and his wife Rene Cabral Daniels and their daughters, Arrianne, Allanna, and Amarra. James is also survived by numerous relatives including Clingman Woolard and family of Carbonton, NC, Walter Daniels and family of Victoria, TX, Louise Daniels Woo-lard of Washington, NC, Lillian Warren Smith and family of Havelock, NC, Inez Warren Johnson of Washington, NC, Patsy Warren Boyd and family of Washington, NC, Darlaine Warren Cieszko of Washington, NC, and Barbara Campbell Barbour and family of Poquoson, VA. At age 16, James left home to work for Davey Tree Company in Raleigh. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1947 to 1965 in a variety of roles from cook to combat infantry. He saw combat duty during the Korean War in 1950 and was awarded several awards and commendations. Later during his Army career, he served as a helicopter flight engineer from 1959 to 1965. After serving two tours in Korea, his duty stations included Tokyo, Japan, where he met Michiko Kinosita in 1947. They married in 1950 in the resort town of Atami, Japan. James and Michiko lived the military lifestyle, moving from Aberdeen, MD to Paris, France to Lawton, OK. James retired from the Army and worked as a civilian helicopter pilot and mechanic for the U.S. Army in Alamogordo, NM. In 1977, James and Michiko retired to Goldston, where they built their retirement home to raise vegetables. He became known as the “Tomato Man” to many in the area. Michiko was known for her skills as a seamstress, making numerous wedding dresses for local ladies. In August 2011, Michiko succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Daniels will be cremated and services will be private. Please omit flowers, however, memorial contributions may be sent to Eastern North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association, 3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com

May 2, 2013
DAVID RONALD “RONNIE” POE, SR.

David Ronald “Ronnie” Poe, Sr., 67, of Moncure, died Tuesday (04-23-2013) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Friday, (04-26-2013) at 2 p.m. at the Haywood Independent Bible Church with Rev. Terry Pleasants and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Poe was born in Durham County, the son of the late Alvis Condon Poe and Hazel Marie Smith Poe. A member of the American Legion Post 382, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam on the USS Forrestal. He was employed with Carrier Corporation, York and Trane Corporation for over 30 years. He was the owner and operator of Chatham-Lee Realty and Auction Company. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brian Kelly Poe. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Bonnie Barnes Poe of the home; daughter, Amanda Poe Atkinson of Rock Hill,SC, son, David Ronald Poe, Jr. of Wilmington; sister, Sarah Poe Hearn of Pittsboro; brothers, Alvis C. “Buddy” Poe of St. Louis, Mo., William Jeffery “Bill” Poe ofDunlap,Tenn.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

CHARLES MICHAEL “MIKE” JORDAN

Charles Michael “Mike” Jordan, 65, of Lake View, died Wednesday, (04-24-2013) at his residence. A memorial service was held Friday, (04-26-2013) at 3 p.m. at Narrow Path Church,West End with Rev. Dana Brewer officiating. Mr. Jordan was born in Chatham County on August 20, 1947, the son of Charles and Virginia (Collins) Jordan. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, an auto body repairman, having worked at Fields Body Shop, Welford Harris Ford and Ken’s Body Works. Mike was a member of Narrow Path Church in West End. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Brenda Peele Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Wilma (Wicker) Jordan; daughters, Becky Jordan Griffin  and Sandra Jordan Johnson, both of Siler City; son, Michael Rosser Jordan of West End; brother: Steve Jordan of Ft. Worth, TX; and five grandchildren. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RONALD H. “RONNIE” SPIVEY

Ronald H. “Ronnie” Spivey, 64, of  Pittsboro, died Wednesday, (04-24-2013) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, (04-27-2013) at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church with Pastor James Bowman, Pastor Bob Boyd and Pastor Mike Cowell officiating.  Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Spivey was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 22, 1948, the son of Arthur S. and Dorothy (Vickers) Spivey.  He had been employed with Wake Stone.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray Dean Spivey. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Hilda (Teague) Spivey; daughters, Angie McMahon of Sanford, Cheryl Spivey of Wilmington, Dottie Holshauser of Pittsboro; son, Steve Spivey of Pittsboro; sisters, Mary Helen S. Burgess of Pisgah Forest, Lela S. Bowman of Haw River; brother, Richard Spivey of Siler City; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church,1745 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC27344. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ORVEL STARR, JR.

Mr. Orvel Starr, Jr., 91, of Sanford, died Thursday, (04-25-2013) at Liberty Commons Retirement Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, (04-28-2013) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Johnson and Rev. Donald Luellen presiding.  Burial followed at Cool Springs Baptist Church with military honors. Mr. Starr was born in Krypton, KY. on December 17, 1921 to the late Orvel Starr, Sr. and Rosa Baldwin Starr.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Dorothy Wilson, Jessie Dutton, Buddy Starr, Robert Starr and Kathleen Edwards.  Mr. Starr worked for Sanford Motor Sales for 38 years prior to owning and operating Starr’s Auto Repair.  In years past he attended St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He was a World War II in the United States. Army. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Harkey Starr; sons, David Starr, Richard Starr, Rodney Starr, Tony Starr, Gary Starr, all of Sanford; daughters, Rita Kreusch of Yellville, AR, Patty Oakley of Cameron, Crystal Garner of Cumnock, Lisa Perry of Sanford; brother, Lonnie Starr of Hartsell, AL; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child. Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DeETTE PHILLIPS JONES

DeEtte Phillips Jones, 98, of Bear Creek, passed away Sunday, (04-28-2013), at Firsthealth Hospice in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held on Tuesday (04-30-2013), at 4 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Ron Chaney and Rev. Scott Allmon officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery    Mrs. Jones was born July 27, 1914, in Bennett, the daughter of Herbert R. and Nannie Brewer Phillips. Mrs. Jones, a homemaker, was the oldest member of Fall Creek Baptist Church, where she was a choir member for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Daniel H. Jones, daughter, Ellen J. Lambert, brothers, Clarence Phillips, Robert Phillips and a sister, Evelyn P. Cheek. Survivors include a son, Doyle Jones of Bear Creek; sister, Maxine P. Albright of Bennett; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grand-children Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

NANCY OCAMPO

Miss Nancy Ocampo, 22, of Siler City, died Friday, (04-26-2013), from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, (05-04-2013) at Iglesia Bautista Misionera Roca Fuerta,  in Pittsboro with Reverend Javier Benetiz presiding.   Interment will follow in Chatham Memorial Park. Born February 6, 1991 in Surry County,Nancy was the daughter of Telesforo and Maria Ocampo.  Nancy was an honors student attending Central Carolina Community Collegein Pittsboro, where she also worked in the library.   She was a computer and sound technician for her church, Iglesia Bautista Misionera Roca Fuerta in Pittsboro. She is survived by her parents, Telesforo and Maria Ocampo of Siler City; and a sister, Leslie Ocampo, also of Siler City. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.   On Friday, Miss Ocampo will be taken to the church at 2 p.m., where friends may also visit with the family. Arrangements for Miss Ocampo are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro.

MARGARET MAE SMITH FIELDS

Margaret Mae Smith Fields, 87, of Gulf, NC, passed Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.  Mrs. Fields was born April 2, 1926 in Chatham County to the late Pearl Smith and Lessie (Phillips) Smith. A visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Gulf Presbyterian Church in Gulf. The funeral service followed at 3.   Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery. Mrs. Fields was a long time member of  Gulf Presbyterian Church and Gulf Women’s Club.  She worked as a nurse and secretary in the medical field for over 38 years.  She enjoyed her family trips toSunsetBeachand spending time with her grandchildren, which she loved and adored.   Mrs. Fields was preceded in death by her husband in 2010, Wilbur Monroe Fields, Jr.,  brothers, Jimmy and Clarence Smith and sister, Helen Thrift. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ann Fields of Gulf; grandsons, Richard Turner and wife Renee of Angier, Mark Turner and wife Tonia of Lillington, Kelly Turner and wife Michele of Sanford; nine great grandchildren, Natalie, Joseph,Austin,Brittany, Daniel, Justin, Aaron, Samantha,Brandon, and one great-great-grandchild, Corey. Family has requested in lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Gulf Presbyterian Church. Make online condolences at: www.millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford served the family.  

CLINTON “RUSSELL”POWERS

Mr. Clinton “Russell” Powers, 86, of 7808 Howard Mill Road, Bennett passed away April 24, 2013 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street,Bennett,NC27208with Rev. Tim Powers officiating. His request was to be cremated, so there will be no grave site. Mr. Powers was a Randolph County native and in 1950, he started Powers Trucking Company. In 1965, he started Mid-State Farms which he owned and operated until 1982. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margaret T. Powers. Mr. Powers is survived by sons, Ronald Powers of Bennett,  David Powers and wife Sheila of Bear Creek; granddaughter, Misty Murray and husband Travis of Bennett; brother, Curtis Powers Jr. of Bennett; and his beloved pet dog of 12 years, “Josie”. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Humane Society or your local Pet Rescue. Make online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel served the Powers family.

April 25, 2013
ELMO “BUD” GARNER

Mr. Elmo “Bud” Garner, 88, of Robbins died Wednesday, (04-17-2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, (04-19-2013) at 3 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Robert L. Kidd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Garner was a Moore County native and retired from Robbins Mill and Chir-py’s BBQ. He was a dedicated member of Beulah Baptist Church where he not only was the oldest member, but served as deacon, choir member, past pulpit committee, and grounds committee. Survivors include his wife, Velna Caviness Garner of the home; son, Ronald Garner of Robbins; daughters, Wanda G. Ellington, Debra G. Ritter, both of Robbins; brothers, Jimmie H. Garner, Willie A. “Bill” Garner, both of Rob-bins; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 8454 Howards Mill Road, Bennett, NC. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

MARY RUTH BEAL BREWER

Mary Ruth Beal Brewer, 88, formerly of Bennett passed away Tuesday, (04-23-2013) at Siler City Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, (04-25-2013) at 11 a.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Scott Allmon offi-ciating. Burial will follow at Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Brewer was born in Harnett County, was retired from Mid-State Poultry, and a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lee Brewer, a daughter, Nad-ine Maness, and a grandson, Andrew Tillman. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Irene Tillman of Gold-ston, Mrs. Rosa Parker of Sanford, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grand-children. Visitation was held Wednesday, (04-24-2013) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

BENTON ADDISON SCOTTEN

Benton Addison Scotten, 87, of Siler City, died Wednesday, (04-17-2013) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. A graveside service with military honors was held Sat-urday, (04-20-2013) at 11 a.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Mr. Scotten was born in Moore County on August 21, 1925, the son of Clester Roster and Lora (Davis) Scotten. He was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps, where he served in the battle of Iwo Jima and the occupation of Japan. He retired from J. P. Stevens as a truck driver with 29 years of service. Benton attended the Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife, Ada Mae (Watson) Scotten; sons, John B. Scotten of Siler City, Marty Scotten of Staley; sister, Nellie Gray McMahon of Siler City; and three grand-children. Memorials may be made to Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JAMES “BO” LEE MOODY

James “Bo” Lee Moody, 60, of Siler City, died Thursday, (04-18-2013) at Kindred Hos-pital, Greensboro. A graveside service was held Sunday, (04-21-2013) at 3 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery, with Pas-tor Larry McEntire and Wil-liam Fields officiating. Mr. Moody was born in Chatham County, January 11, 1953, the son of Charles “Bill” Lee and Peggy (Hargrove) Moody. He was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and attended Central Carolina Community College. He worked for twenty years in the maintenance department of Collins & Aikman. Bo was a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Cathy (Landreth) Moody; parents, Charles “Bill” Lee and Peggy (Har-grove) Moody. Memorials may be made to Plainfield Friends Meeting Church Building Fund, C/O Iris Terry, 7400 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com

ROBERT (BOBBY) R. SPENCE III

Robert (Bobby) R. Spence, III, age 57, of Goldston died at his home. A private service will be held at a later date. Mr. Spence was born in New London, Ct., on November 24, 1955, the son of Robert R. II and Margaret Mae (Davis) Spence. He was employed as a S. A. Counselor and was a Marine veteran. Bobby was preceded in death by a sister, Sallianne Spence. He is survived by sisters, Delores Gibson of NC, Mary Jean Carter of TX, Jennifer Cowgill of AZ, Dora Haber-stroh of TX; brothers: Michael Spence of New London, CT, and John Lee of NC. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Associa-tion, 222 South Church St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES A. (HOLLY-WOOD) HACKNEY

Charles A. (Hollywood) Hackney, 64, of 430 Calvin Phillips Road, Bennett, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. Mr. Hackney was born in Moore County on March 4, 1949, the son of John and Josie (Brewer) Hackney. Charles was an employee of Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, and a Chatham County Deputy for 15 years. He spent five years with the Lee County Animal Control, served as a reserve police officer with Robbins Police Department, and had been an insurance agent with Southland Life Insurance Company. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Charles loved fishing, hunting and working with leather and wood. He was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, Sunday school teacher and sound room technician. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia (Phillips) Hackney; three sons, Tony Hackney and wife Tara of Robbins, Jerry Hackney of Bennett, Drew Hackney and wife Maggie of Siler City: a granddaughter, Jacy Hackney; and several nieces. The family received friends Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Tues-day, April 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church, 1745 Fall Creek Church Road, Bennett with Rev. Scott All-mond, Rev. Chance Walters and Rev. Tim Strider officiat-ing. Burial with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard followed in the church cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the State Employee Credit Union, Attn. Ann Swire, 101 Walmart Super Center, Siler City, NC 27344, for the Jacy Hackney Scholarship Fund. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Vithala at the VA Hospital and Randolph Hospice for their sincere care of Charles and Pat. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Hackney Family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

GRACE A. TEMPLE PERRIN

Born August 28, 1913 in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Walter and Caro-line Grant Temple, Grace Temple Perrin was called into the presence of the Lord she loved on April 20, 2013 at Pittsboro Christian Village. Mrs. Perrin was the wife of James Perrin and together they moved from West Or-ange, New Jersey to Pittsboro, in 1990. Grace graduated from Sharon High School in Charlotte, NC and worked as a secretary for a lawyer in that city until moving back to New Jersey with her parents and taking a job with the railroad in New York City, which she held for many years. She was married to James Perrin in 1970. Her interests included sewing and gardening and many are those who benefited from her skills throughout her lifetime. She is survived by her step children, James Perrin and his wife Pat, who live in Pennsyl-vania, and Lois Sippel and her husband, Richard of Vermont. There are many grandchildren and great grandchildren in addition to one living brother, Paul Temple, who resides in New Jersey with his wife Dorothy. The funeral service will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro Christian Village with viewing and visi-tation preceding at 1 p.m. Internment will immediately follow the funeral service at Chatham Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, then click on “Obituaries.”

April 18, 2013
DOUGLAS S. MABE

Mr. Douglas S. Mabe, 61, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (04-10-2013) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Make condolences to:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOSEPH “Joe” FRANK MATARAZZO

Joseph Frank Matarazzo, “Joe”, 60, of Moncure, died Wednesday (04-03-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospitalinSanford. Mr. Matarazzo was born inBrooklyn,NYon July 28, 1952, the son of Joseph Frank Matarazzo and Juanita Carter Matarazzo. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joseph “Big Joe” Robert Matarazzo. Survivors include his wife Sharon R. Matarazzo of the home; daughter, Anita M. Matarazzo ofSanford; and one grandson. The family received friends Saturday (04-13-2013) atMoncureUnitedMethodistChurch. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Smith Funeral Home of Moncure, PO Box 138,Moncure, NC 27559.

LEWIS COOPER YOW

Mr. Lewis Cooper Yow, 79, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (04-10-2013) atSanfordHealth & RehabilitationCenter. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MAE CRUTCHFIELD POE

Mae Crutchfield Poe, 99, of Moncure died Tuesday (04-09-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday (04-12-2013) atHaywoodIndependentBibleChurchwith Rev. Terry Pleasant and Rev Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born inChathamCounty, August 10, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Lod N. and Gertrude Watson Crutchfield. She was also predeceased by her husband, Arthur Marion Poe, Sr., sisters, Myrtle C. May, Ida C. Goodwin and granddaughter, Bonnie Lynn Oldham. She was a member ofHaywoodIndependentBibleChurchand retired from Townsend with 27 years of service. Surviving are her twin, Mary Crutchfield Barnes of the  home; daughters, Willie Mae Stone of Moncure, JoAnn Oldham of Pittsboro, Nancy P. Oldham of the home; son, Arthur Marion Poe, Jr. of Moncure; twelve grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grand-children. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Haywood Independent Bible Church,PO Box 409, Moncure, NC 27559.

DARLA B. LANDERS

Darla Butler Landers, 45, of Bennett, died Tuesday, (04-09-2013) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, (04-12-2013) atBeulahBaptistChurch, with  Dr. Neal Jackson, Rev. Dale Butler, and Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Darla, a native of MooreCounty, was employed with Health Care Management Consulting. She was a member of BeulahBaptistChurchwhere she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the church choir and was organizer of Wings, and active in the Ladies Bible Study, and the Ladies Fellowship. She was preceded in death by her father, Odell Butler, Jr.Survivors include her husband, Mark Landers; sons, Alex Landers and Ben Landers, both of the home; mother, Ruby Myrick Butler of Bennett; sisters, Melody Beam of Asheboro, Vickie Brown of Albemarle; and a brother, Rev. Dale Butler of Gadsden, Alabama. Make condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund,8454 Howard Mill Road,Bennett, NC 27208.

JOSEPH ROGER BOWDEN

Joseph Roger Bowden, 95, ofSanforddied Friday, (04-12-2013), at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation. A family graveside service was held Monday, (04-15-2013), at 11 a.m. atErwinChapelChurchCemetery, with Rev. James Bowden presiding and a eulogy by Capt. Jim McGovern, USN. Mr. Bowden was born inHarnettCountyto the late Keet Bowden and Lonnie Wiggins Bowden.  He was a retired farmer and served his country in the US Army during WW II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Frances Turlington Bowden, sisters, Gladys Dupree, Mary Norton; brothers, Thurman Bowden, Herman Bowden and Billy Ray Bowden. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Kay Bowden Byerly ofSanford; brother, Rev. James Bowden ofSanford; sisters, Frances Matthews of Coats, Peggy Stone of TN, Judy Graham ofSanford, Mildred Lockamy of Broadway; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Make condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD H. ALLRED

Harold Hearthy Allred passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 after several years of declining health. Born June 12, 1923, he was the fourth of seven children born to Jesse Booker Allred and wife Eva Hanks Clark of Siler City. Harold was a World War II Navy veteran who served as a PT Boat engineer and gunner in the European Theatre. After the D-Day Invasion of France, Harold was assigned to the Pacific where he began training for an invasion ofJapan. He was honorably discharged on February 1, 1946. He attended Wilmington College for a year where he took courses in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, then worked on the West Coast for a few years before returning to Siler City to work at Klopman Mills (later became Collins and Aikman). Harold married Rachel Hall on June 28, 1952. He was an active member of the Siler City Masonic Lodge, Shriners and Scottish Rite, American Legion and Forty and Eight. Harold was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Siler City. He enjoyed gardening, growing a variety of vegetables and fruits until his health began to fail. He especially loved growing gourds and had quite an artistic flare for turning them into animals and objects which delighted everyone. Harold was pre-deceased by his wife, Rachel, brothers Jesse Clark Allred (wife Geraldine Phillips), Robert Hershel “Bobby” Allred (wife Carole Booth), and sister Annie Rue Allred Fox (husband Donald “DG” Fox”). He is survived by brothers George Henry Allred (Marie Councilman, deceased) of Bonlee, Jack Allred (wife JoAnn Paschal), sister, Frances Allred Disharoon, both ofSilerCity; several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Friday April 12, 2013 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Friday April 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Siler City. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to theFirstBaptistChurch, 314North Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344or Liberty Home Care and Hospice,401 East Third Street,Siler City,NC27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JANIECE KELLER LOWE

Janiece  Keller Lowe, 94, of  Sam Lowe Road, Siler City died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Chatham  Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Lowe was born inChathamCountyon February 2, 1919, the daughter of Murphy and Susie (Cooper) Keller.  She was a homemaker, a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting and the Believers Sunday School Class.  Janiece enjoyed the outdoors and took great pride in her garden and yard work.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel B. Lowe; brothers,Garlandand Carlos Keller; sisters, Gertrude Wicker and Inez Moon. She is survived by two daughters, Linda L. McPherson and husband Jimmy, Shirley L. Williams and husband Bobby; two sons, Wayne Lowe and wife Pat, James Lowe and wife Sylvia, all of Siler City; two sisters, Nannie Mae Hinshaw of Siler City, Lottie Carter of Liberty; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The visitation was held Monday April 15, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting,1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City. The funeral followed at 2 p.m.  with David Hobson and Jim Folks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting,802 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City,NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home  assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. 

LEONARD “LENNIE” C. ELLIS, JR.

Leonard “Lennie” C. Ellis, Jr., 74, of Glenn Allen,Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Esther Ellis; brothers, Brady and Tommy Ellis. He is survived by his wife, Cindy E. Ellis; his children, Dee Ellis Miller (Jerry), Clay Ellis III (Kelley), Dennis Ellis; and their mother, Bonnie Dorsey Lee; children, Michael Ellis (Jeanine), Mark Ellis (Amber), Danny Ellis (Sharon); and their mother, Shirley Ellis; stepdaughter, Katie Phillips; grandchildren, Casey and Chris Rudolph, Stephanie, Chris and Samantha Miller, Clay IV, Chad, Catie and Corey (Lindsey) Ellis; Jonathan Ellis, Kevin (Michelle), Brooke and Sarah Ellis, Allen and Cutch Ellis, Brendan, Brian, Morgan, Madison and Sumerlyn Ellis; great-grandchildren, Autumn Midget, James and Garrett Miller, Neleah, Haven, and Laken Ellis; sister, Beverly Fowler; brothers, Stewart Ellis; and beloved dog, Baby. Lennie was a local businessman and entrepreneur. He was also a musician and pilot. He was the owner of Able Equipment Company, Ellis Financial Corporation, and Ellis Warehouse Mini Storage. He was past chairman of the Aviation Board of Virginia, a member of Glen Allen #131 Masonic Lodge andACCATemple. He was a member of theFirstBaptistChurchinAshland,VA.He loved to travel, especially toKey Westwhere he had a second home. Lennie was generous and kind and never met a stranger. Visitation and funeral service was held atFirstBaptistChurch,800 Thompson Street,Ashland,Va.  Visitation was held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Interment followed inWesthamptonMemorial Park. Because of his passion and love for the sport of rodeo and PBR (Professional Bull Riders), contributions may be made to Riders Relief Fund, 101 West River Walk, Pueblo, Colorado 81003 or  www.rider relief.org.

NANCY STOREY REITZEL

Nancy Storey Reitzel,SilerCity, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Galax,Virginia. She was a secretary, bookkeeper, and homemaker.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Siler City, where she was active in the Methodist women’s group and as a nursery helper.  She was also active in square and round dancing. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Donna of Beltsville, Maryland, and Douglas and Kim of Galax, Virginia; grandchildren, Emma, Georgia, Garrett and Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and David Jackson of Burlington; and brother, Allen Storey, also of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Baxter P. Reitzel, Jr.; sisters and brother, Adaline Storey, Fran Storey Dillingham, Ruby Storey Robertson and Marvin Storey. A graveside memorial service was held Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. The family received friends at the First United Methodist Church beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Twin County Hospice,818 Glendale Road,Galax,Virginia 24333or toFirstUnitedMethodistChurch,P O Box 212,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made to      www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT ERNEST WILLETT

Robert Ernest Willett, 77, of Gulf,  passed  away Saturday, April 13, 2013 atCentralCarolinaHospital,Sanford. Mr. Willett was a native ofChathamCounty, the son of the late Bill and Blanche Willett. He was retired from Allied Signal.  He loved his family and friends and had never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Willett. He is survived by his son, Ronnie Willett and wife Jeanette of Gulf; daughter, Carrie Hooker and husband Paul of Goldston; son, Randy  and wife Jennifer of Gulf; daughter, Tabitha Clack and husband Bryan of Broadway; son, Robert A. Willett of San Diego, CA; one brother, Bill Willett of Sanford; six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you give a donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Cape Fear Crematory.

April 11, 2013
MILLIE YOW GADDY

Mrs. Millie Yow Gaddy, 62, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (04-02-2013), at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The funeral was held Friday, (04-05-2013), at 2 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Humphreys and Rev. Royce Baker officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Gaddy was born inLeeCounty, on April 29, 1950, to the late Leon Yow and Ruth Cameron Yow.  She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Survivors include her husband, Frank Gaddy; step-son, Tripp Gaddy ofMyrtle Beach,S.C.; sister, Donna Yow Matthews of Stone Mountain, Georgia; and two grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com 

HAROLD HORVATH

Mr. Harold Horvath, 81, ofCarthage, passed away Monday, (03-18-2013) at First-HealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst. Interment will take place Saturday, (04-13-2013) at 10:30 a.m. atPutnamFriendsCemeteryand a memorial service will take place in the church sanctuary at 11. Survivors include  a sister, Helen A. Black ofPennsylvania. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

BETTY  MENDENHALL TERRY  

Betty Mendenhall Terry, 72, of South Second Avenue, Siler City died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Terry was born in Chatham County on April 4, 1941, the daughter of Junius C. and Irene (Brewer) Mendenhall. She was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and a member of Rocky River Baptist Church. Betty made a career in banking, beginning with Chatham Bank, which became First Union. She held several positions and retired as a customer service representative. Betty was a “people person,” always going the extra mile to lend support or words of encouragement. She volunteered countless hours serving the West Chatham Relay for Life as accounting chairperson, crocheting afghans for raffles, dish towels as gifts to survivors and filling any position where assistance was needed. She represented Siler City and Chatham Countywell where ever she traveled on behalf of Relay. Betty was preceded in death by an infant son, Virgil Lee Terry; her parents and a brother, Mike Mendenhall. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Terry of the home; one daughter, Kathy Terry of Matthews; one brother, J. C. Mendenhall, Jr. ofGreensboro; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Baptis tChurch,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, SilerCity with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay For Life, c/o Ann McDaniel, P O Box 526,Siler City,NC27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

JAMES C. BOONE

Mr. James C. Boone, 88, of Pittsboro died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his home. James was born inChathamCountyon February 26, 1925 to the late Jarvis and Mozelle Boone. He served his country in WW II as a B-29 pilot, in the Pacific and was awarded a Bronze Star and an Air Medal. James spent his remaining working years as a building contractor and farmer. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Margie Seymour Boone; daughters, Betty Griffin and husband Gene of Sanford, Jo Ann Thomas and husband Eddie of Pittsboro; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family received friends at Hall –Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013. A funeral service was held at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ in Pittsboro at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.hall-wynne.com, select “Obits”. Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

PATRICIA W. KARSTAEDT

Patricia “Paty” William Karstaedt was born July 17, 1954 inPittsburgh,PA.Paty departed from us on Sunday April 7, 2013 at her home inSanford,NC, due to her battle with cancer.  She graduated from Cary High. She was preceded in death by her son, Justin Allen Williams, age two days; biological father Ray Eger of PA; and her father Ralph Crnkovic of NC. Paty is survived by her husband, Peter John Karstaedt; sons, Nathan William Karstaedt (Dusti Leigh Jones) and Peter Austin Karstaedt of Sanford; granddaughter, Katelyn Jean Karstaedt; grandson, Robert Scott Jones; mother, Lorraine Grubb and husband Curt Grubb of SC; brothers Raymond Crnkovic (Monika Hale) of FL, Randy Crnkovic (Lucy Crnkovic) and Eric Crnkovic of NC. She loved to read and spend time with family and friends. She also loved sitting by the fireplace, listening to music such as The Beatles, The Monkeys, with Tom Petty being her favorite of all. The family will receive friends at Hall-Wynne Funeral home in Pittsboro from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013.  A funeral service will be held at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.. Please send memorials to Carolina Tiger Rescue,1940 Hanks Chapel Road,Pittsboro,NC 27312; or UNC Hospice,P.O. Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com.

 CAMDEN BRADY and CALEB BRADY

Garner:CamdenMichael and Caleb Daniel Brady, infant sons of Philip and Rebecca Miller Brady of Garner, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Rex Healthcare inRaleigh. Private graveside services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, 2013 atBennettBaptistCemeterywith Rev. Tim Strider officiating. In addition to their parents, they are survived by maternal grandparents, Rod and Vickie Miller of PA.; paternal grandparents, Michael and Darlene Brady of Bennett; great-grandparents, Dora Lash of WV., Ruby Brady of Bennett, and Frank and Sylvia Brown ofSilerCity. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com

ALMA JOYCE JOHNSON LINEBERRY

Alma Joyce Johnson Lineberry, 77, of 2459 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Lineberry was born inChathamCountyon February 7, 1936, the daughter of David A. and Allie (Burke) Johnson.  She was a member ofMount VernonUnitedMethodistChurchand a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Junior Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Layton L. Lineberry of the home; three daughters, Pamela McPherson and husband Ronnie “Mac” of Snow Camp, Rachel Cox of Siler City, Karen Edwards of Siler City; six sisters, Magaline Allred of Asheboro, Shirley Thompson of Yorba Linda, CA, Ruth Smith of Siler City, Linda Welch of Siler City, Judy Luther of Asheboro, Toni Coore of Mt. Vernon Springs; four brothers, Buck Johnson of Siler City, Archie Johnson, Jr. of Franklinville, Johnny Johnson of Siler City, Keith Johnson of Snow Camp; grandchildren, Chris McPherson, Donna Houtchings, Crystal Richardson, Joy Elfahla, Brittany Gobble,  Dustin Cox; great-grandchildren, Aulden and Kailyn Richardson, Alex, Austin and Madison Elfahla and Xavier Gobble. The family received friends Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. atMt.VernonUnitedMethodistChurch,3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road,SilerCitywith Rev. Jason Dickerson, Keith Johnson and Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter,3800 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215-3220. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

April 4, 2013
  HAROLD WARREN CAVINESS

Harold Warren Caviness, 72, of Bennett, died Thursday, (03-28-2013) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, (04-01-2013) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Bennett, with  Rev. Mark Strickland, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Harold, a native ofRandolphCountywas a graduate ofBennettHigh School, retired owner and operator of C’s Convenient Store in Bennett and a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gladys Brown Caviness, brothers, Junior Caviness and Richard Caviness. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Brady Caviness; sons, Anthony Caviness, Garrett Caviness, all of Bennett; and three grandchildren,. Make online condolences at www.loflinfuneralservice.com Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Fund,5931 Pleasant Grove Church Road,Bennett,NC27208.

WILLIAM “TONY” HILL

Mr. William “Tony” Hill 61, of Robbins, passed away Thursday, (03-28-2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-30-2013) at 2 p.m. at High Falls Friends Church with Pastor Ben Hurley and Rev. Robert L. Kidd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Hill was a Moore County native and retired from Ingersoll Rand where he worked as a machinist. He was a member of High Falls Friends Church. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Maness Hill of the home; daughters, Tammy Renee Barnes of Locust, Millicent V. King ofCarthage;  mother, Beatrice Shields Hill of Bennett; and five grandchildren. Offer online condolences at:www.joycebradychapel.com.

 CAMDEN MICHAEL and  CALEB DANIEL BRADY

Camden Michael and Caleb Daniel Brady, infant sons of Phillip and Rebecca Miller Brady of Garner passed away Wednesday, (03-27-2013) at Rex Healthcare inRaleigh. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced by Joyce-Brady Chapel. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

LUCILLE MORRIS FARRELL

Mrs. Mary Lucille Morris Farrell, 86, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (04-01-2013) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro. The celebration of life service  was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (04-03-2013) at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, with Pastor Bob Wachs presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Farrell was born in Rockingham on April 15, 1926, a daughter of James Michael Morris and Maude Poplin Morris.  She retired from Chatham Mills after 40 plus years of service.  Mrs. Farrell was a member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter Gail Collins of Pittsboro; sons, Lacy Farrell of Chapel Hill, Mike Farrell ofSanford; brother, John Wayland Farrell of Pittsboro; four grandchildren, and two great-grand-children.  Mrs. Farrell was predeceased by her husband, Clifton Howard Farrell, a brother and a sister. Make online  condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8300HealthPark#10,Raleigh,NC27615.

MURIEL D. BURGUN

Muriel D. Burgun, 88, of Pittsboro died Monday (04-01-2013). Arrangements are with  Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation, Pittsboro.

FRANCISCO JAVIER MENDOZA GOVEA

Francisco Javier Mendoza Govea, 23, of Sanford died Saturday, (03-30-2013). Arrangements are with  Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation, Pittsboro.

BOBBY RAY CROUSE

Mr. Bobby Ray Crouse, 60, of Burlington died at Duke University Medical Cente ron Tuesday, (04-02-2013). The funeral service will be held at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlingtonon Friday, (04-05-2013) at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Silk Hope. A native ofAlamanceCounty, he was the husband of 25 years to Sylvia Crouse, who survives. The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service inBurlingtonon Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Offer online condolences at www.richandthompson.com.

VIRGINIA DICKENS HUNTER

Mrs. Virginia Dickens Hunter, 87, of Broadway, died Tuesday, (04-02-2013), at UNC Hospitals. Arrangements will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOSEPHINE LOUISE FIELDS

Josephine Louise Fields, 80, of Sam Fields Road, Siler City died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Ms. Fields was born inChathamCountyon February 15, 1933, the daughter of Sam John and Lillie (Braswell) Fields. She had been a secretary at Chatham Novelties,SilerCity, and had worked at Bill’s Good Food. Josephine was of the Christian faith and was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maggie Fields, Doris Groce and a special friend, Billy Dixon. She is survived by nephews, Sam Groce and wife Julie, Doug Groce; niece, Janet Groce; and great-niece, Kaylyn Groce, all ofSilerCity. The family received friends Friday, March 29, 2013 at the home of Sam Groce,620 Sam Fields Road,SilerCityfrom 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of Janet Groce,884 Sam Fields Road. There was a graveside memorial service on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. atChathamMemorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West,SilerCitywith Rev. Darrell Bordeaux officiating. In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made toChathamChildDevelopmentCenter,221 Chatham Square,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com

  KITTY H. WHITE

Kitty Hackney White, 88, ofWilmington, wife of 63 years to the late Robert Bailey White, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 atNewHanoverRegionalMedicalCenter. Born inChathamCountyon September 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Junious James “J.J.” and Kate Marks Hackney. She was a member ofPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurchand formerly worked at theInstituteofGovernmentat theUniversityofNorth Carolina– Chapel Hill until her retirement toWilmington. Surviving are her son, Robert “Biff” White (Denise) of Wilmington; daughter, Patsy Perkins (Arthur “Perk”) of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn White, Mesha Batts, Chance Perkins; and a great-grandson, Dalton Batts. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Brant M. Hackney. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Haywood Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moncure. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 111,Wilmington,NC28403. Please share memories and condolences to the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com. WilmingtonFuneral & Cremation,1535 South 41st Street,Wilmington,NC28403, 910-791-9099.

     ROY LARRY SILER

Roy Larry Siler, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away March 28, 2013 while at home surrounded by family. Larry was born on May 17, 1939 inSiler City,North Carolinawhere he met his wonderful wife of 51 years, Becky.  After serving his country in the United States Navy, Larry began a long and successful 32-year career at Xerox Corporation which took his family fromNorth Carolina, toAtlanta,Georgia, toHouston,Texas, then on to Trophy Club,Texas.  Following his retirement from Xerox, Larry then served as CEO and President of WTS, Inc. inArlington,Texasuntil he fully retired toHot Springs Village,Arkansasin 1999. Larry spent his life devoted to his family and friends, was an avid golfer, and graciously served all the communities he lived in. During his retirement inHot Springs, when Larry was not on the golf course with friends or visiting family, he served as treasurer atMountainsideUnitedMethodistChurch, served on the Board of both the Townhouse Association and the Hot Springs Village Golf Association, and volunteered countless hours to tutor elementary students at nearbyFountainLakeElementary School. Larry was a man of great character who made a positive impact on many lives and was loved by all who came to know him. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Robert W and Margaret Siler, and sister, Anne S. King. Larry is survived by his wife, Becky of Hot Springs Village; son, Richard Siler and wife Shannon of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Lynn Olson and husband Brian of Houston, Texas;  five grandchildren: Megan Olson of Houston, Texas, and Lauren, Brandon, Brooke, and Peyton Siler of McKinney, Texas.  He is also survived by brothers, Robert and wife Helen, Will and wife Ann, Tony and wife Ginny, Richard “Sandy” and wife Jean; sisters, Norma Thompson, Debby Stewart and husband Doug, and Susan Phillips, all residing inNorth Carolina; also numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3rd atMountainsideUnitedMethodistChurch,301 El Cano Drive,Hot Springs Village,AR71909, with a reception following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Larry Siler to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute,Mountainside United Methodist Church,ArkansasHospice or the charity of your choice.

CHARLENE EVANS RAVEN

Charlene Evans Raven, 48, passed away peacefully March 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ahoskie on June 4, 1964, Charlene graduated fromRidgecroftSchoolin 1982 and received an Associates Degree in Computer Programming fromRoanoke-ChowanTechnicalCollegein 1985. She lived inReidsville,NCfor many years before moving toSuffolk,VAin June 2011. Charlene was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and enriched the lives of many with her wonderful laugh and sparkling gorgeous eyes. A woman of many achievements and talents, Charlene’s main passion was spending time with family and friends. Possessing an uncompromising passion for education, she worked as an educator in the Rockingham County Head Start Program. Although her illness progressed, in 2011 she continued her education by achieving her second Associates Degree in the field of Early Childhood Education fromRockinghamCommunity College. A member ofBurtonMemorialMissionaryBaptistChurch, Charlene’s beautiful voice could be heard in the choir. She served as Assistant Girls Scout Leader for her twin daughters Girl Scout troop and enjoyed many hobbies, including arts and crafts, sewing and couponing. Surviving are her husband, Gary Raven, Sr.; mother, Mary Knight Linkous and husband, David; father, Ron Evans and wife, Nanci, 4 Pineforest Drive, Siler City; sisters, Robin Evans Burkett and husband, Dale, Amy Evans Hardy and husband, John; brother, Tom Linkous and wife, Kelly. Charlene will be missed by her children, John Raven and wife, Heather, Gary Raven, Alex Matelski, Matt Raven, Jenny Raven and Janie Raven; her three grandchildren, Jaclynn Raven, Regan Dudley, and R.J. Matelski; a niece, Jessica Rae Burkett; and two nephews, Jarrett Dale Burkett, and Ethan John Hardy. Charlene was preceded in death by maternal-grandparents E.B. Knight Sr., and Janie Knight Ozmore; and paternal grandparents, Jessie R. Evans, and Fruzzie Rebecca Evans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society,4416 Expressway Drive,Virginia Beach,VA23452, or to a college fund for her children which can be given at any Wells Fargo Bank.

March 28, 2013
KENNETH EUGENE WILSON

Kenneth Eugene Wilson, 77, of Franklinville, died Tuesday, (03-19-2013) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, (03-22-2013), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Burial followed at Franklinville United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Wilson was a native of Randolph County, a US Army veteran, retired from Ramtex, and a member of Franklinville Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include his wife, Clarice Beane Wilson, of the home; daughters, Rita Renee Wilson, Theresa King, both of Asheboro; sons, Kenneth Bryan Wilson of Snow Camp, Tim Hayes of Alexandria, VA;  four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Make online condolences at www.loflinfuneralservice.com Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204.

       LOUISE POWERS  BRANTLEY

Louise Powers Brantley, 81, ofSanford, died Saturday, (03-23-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospital. The funeral was held at Grace Chapel on Monday, (03-25-2013) at 4 p.m. with Dr. Rudy Holland, Rev. Tony Moore and Rev. Bob Yandle officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Brantley, two brothers, two sisters and her parents, James Powers and Viola Wood Powers.  She was a member ofGraceChapelChurch. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Brantley Wall of Sanford; a sister Wilma Mangold of VA; and two granddaughters. Make online condolences at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. 

DREMA DARLENE INGRAM AVILA

Drema Darlene Ingram Avila 39, of Ramseur, passed away Sunday, (03-24-2013). A private memorial service will be held at later date. Ms. Avila was a Randolph County native. She is survived by daughters,  Loretta K. Garner, Lucinda and Julieannie Avila, all of the home; mother, Drema K. Ingram of Ramseur; sisters, April Medlin of Robbins, Rhonda Hadden  and Felicia, both of Florida; brothers, Hershey Stevens of Asheboro, Robert Stevens of Ramseur; and one grandchild. The family is receiving friends at her residence. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com

GEORGE EDWARD WILLIAMS, SR.

Mr. George E. Williams, Sr., passed away. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (03-28-2013) at Evans Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at Mitchell Chapel A.M.E .Zion Church Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth L. Swann officiating. Mr. Williams was the son of Exline and Sunnie Williams and a native of Chatham County. He was a member of Evans Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and educated at the Chatham County Training School. He retired from Joan Fabrics.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marie Smith Williams, a sister, Pauline Nettles and brother, Tolbert Williams. Survivors include daughters, Doris Williams ofBronx,NY, Genesis Williams of the home; son, George E. Williams, II of the home; step-daughter, April Smith ofSilerCity; sister, Corene Blair of Greensboro, Gerlene Taylor of Pittsboro; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 HAROLD HORVATH

Mr. Harold Horvath 81, of Carthage passed away Monday, (03-18-2013 at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com 

BEVERLY ROGERS McSWAIN

Mrs. Beverly Rogers McSwain, 59, of Siler City, died Friday, (03-22-2013) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday (03-26-2013) at Unity Powerhouse Church with Bishop William Goins, officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park. Mrs. McSwain was born February 1, 1954, the daughter of Lizzie L. Lindley and John Rogers. She was preceded in death by a brother, Doyl Rogers. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert McSwain; daughters, Shannon Rogers of Atlanta, GA, Kirshe McSwain, Alonna McSwain, both of Chapel Hill; brothers and sisters, Johnny Rogers, Rodhan Rogers, Larry Rogers, Hattie Alston, Ednaqette Patterson, all of Siler City, Shirley Jackson of Winston-Salem, Larry Rogers of Hamlet; and four grandsons.

TREVA TERRY LINDLEY PEGRAM

Treva Terry Lindley Pegram, 93, ofSilerCity, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Universal Health Care, Ramseur. Mrs. Pegram was born inChathamCountyon February 25, 1920, the daughter of Albert Slocum and Dewey (Andrews) Terry. She retired from A J Schneierson as a sewer, was a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting and the Adult Sunday School Class. Treva enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and crocheting.  She was an avid fan of the UNC Tarheels. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Rogers and husband John of Siler City, Donna McPherson and husband Bobby of Liberty; one son, George C. Lindley of Bear Creek; one sister, Mary Gertrude Graham and husband Chip of Ramseur; two brothers, Hobart Terry and wife Iris of Siler City, Clyde Terry and wife Tennie of Spartanburg, SC; five grandchildren and two great-grand-children. A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. atEdwardHillFriendsMeetingCemetery,92 Ed Leonard Road,SilerCitywith Josh Conrad and Allen Bullard officiating. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund or Cemetery Fund of Edward Hill Friends Meeting,92 Ed Leonard Road,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

March 21, 2013
GRAHAM LEON MATTHEWS

Graham Leon Matthews, 66, of Siler City died Monday (03-11-2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, (03-17-2013) at 3 p.m. atLambertChapelMissionaryBaptistChurchwith Rev. William Harrington officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native ofChathamCounty, Mr. Matthews was a graduate ofChathamHigh School. Survivors include daughters, Belissa Lee of Moncure, Angela Dingle of Oklahoma City, OK; sons, Timothy Matthews of Manhattan, KS, Daniel Terrell Yarborough of Coleridge; sisters, Beatrice Matthews, Sharon Siler, Ivey Smith, Betty McCrimmon, all of Siler City, Rosa Evans of Flagstaff, AZ, Phyllis Tart, Lena Brooks, Frances Moffitt, Daisy Currie, all of Siler City; brothers, William Matthews, Garland Matthews, Steve Matthews, all of Siler City Donald Matthews of Randleman; and seven grandchildren.

CHARLIE CARSON “CC” ROUTH, JR.

Charlie Carson “CC” Routh, Jr., 90, of Bonlee died Monday, (03-11-2013) at Coventry House of Siler City. Funeral services were held Friday, (03-15-2013) at 2 p.m. atBonleeBaptistChurchwith Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed inHopeCemetery. Mr. Routh was born inRandolphCountyon March 28, 1922, the son of Charles C. and Elizabeth Jane (Cox) Routh, Sr.  He was a member ofHopeUnitedMethodistChurchand a cattle farmer. Survivors include his wife, Lorene (Wilkie) Routh; daughters, Janet R. Johnson of Winterville, Nancy R. Selken ofTallahassee,Florida; brother, John Routh of Bear Creek; and one granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM EDWARD SMITH, JR.

William Edward Smith, Jr., 62, of Pittsboro died Monday (03-11-2013) at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday (03-15-2013) at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Faust officiating. Mr. Smith was a native ofChathamCounty, born March 28, 1951, the son of the late William Edward Smith and Flossie Mae Brown Smith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances C. Cooper. He is survived by a sister, Lois Pascall ofGrants Pass,Oregon.

LUCY “DEROTHA” GARNER ALLRED

Mrs. Lucy “Derotha” Garner Allred, 95, of Robbins passed away Saturday, (03-16-2013). Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday, (03-18-2013) at 2 p.m. atCalvaryBaptistChurchCemetery. Mrs. Allred was a MooreCountynative, retired from the textile industry, and a member of the CalvaryBaptistChurch. She was the daughter of the late Riley B. and Lillie Moore Garner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Allred, a son, Vernon “Buck” Allred, and granddaughters, Karen Myrick and Sharon A. Craven. Surviving is a daughter, Verline A. Myrick of Robbins; sisters, Mary “Evelyn” Mohagen of Stanley, Josephine Forkner of Durham, Velma York of Seagrove; brother, Daniel Lee Garner of Carthage; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two  great-great-grandchildren. Offer condolences online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

MAUDE MURCHISON

Mrs. Maude Murchison, 99, ofSanford, died Monday, (03-18-2013, at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending with Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home at this time.

WARREN JAMES KENNEDY

Mr. Warren James Kennedy, 91, of Robbins, passed away Saturday, (03-16-2013). Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, (03-19-2013)at 2 p.m. atBrightLightBaptistChurchwhere he was a member, with Rev. Ralph Voncannon and Rev. Edwin Moore officiating. Burial followed in theKennedyFamilyCemeterywith Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Kennedy was aMooreCountynative and a WW II Army veteran. He worked at Robbins Mill andIthaca. He was the son of the late Daniel and Mary J. Spivey Kennedy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Welch Kennedy and a daughter, Brenda K. Williams. Survivors include a  son,  Roger Warren Kennedy of Robbins; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com

BARRY SCOTTON

  Barry Scotton, 46, of Siler City died Saturday, (03-16-2013) at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday (03-21-2013) at First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry R. Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Scotton was a native ofChathamCounty, a graduate ofJordan-MatthewsHigh Schooland employed by Ramtex Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Setonya G. Scotton; daughter, Tiana Glover of Durham; father, George Scotton of Siler City; sister, Kim Scotton of Siler City; brothers, Stevie Scotton, Eddie Scotton, both  of Siler City, Mechelle Scotton of Ramseur; half-sisters, Priscilla Scotton, and Gabrielle Scotton , both of Siler City.

LEONARD RICHEY COOPER

Mr. Leonard Richey Cooper, 70, of Pittsboro, died Monday  (03-18-2013) at UNC Hospitals. The celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (03-23-2013) atMt.PleasantUnitedMethodistChurch, with Pastor Jim Jones presiding.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Cooper was born March 5, 1943 inDeKalb County,Alabama, son of Dolphy and Sindy Ledford Cooper.    An electrician by trade, he retired from UNC with 30 years of service.  He was a member ofMt.PleasantUnitedMethodistChurch. Survivors include his wife, Linda Mann Cooper; sons, Tracy Lynn Cooper,  Scott Aaron Cooper, both of Pittsboro; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles Cooper and Leroy Cooper, both ofAlabama. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, and at other times at the Cooper residence. Memorial contributions may be sent toMt.PleasantUnitedMethodistChurch, 269 Mann’sChapel Road,Pittsboro,NC27312. Make online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro is serving the family.

JAMES EDWARD “SKIP” PARRISH

James Edward “Skip” Parrish, 68, died peacefully Wednesday, March 13, 2013 atBeacon Place. Skip was born inSiler City,NCinChathamCountyand graduated fromJordanMatthewsHigh School.  He was owner/operator of Parrish Building Maintenance for 17 years, until his retirement in 2003. He was preceded in death by his father, James William Parrish and his mother, Louise Darden Parrish. He is survived by his four daughters, Jennifer Starke, Lisa Parrish, Michelle King, Natalie Parrish, all ofGreensboro; three grandchildren, Brandon Paschal, Michael George and Hannah Paschal, also ofGreensboro; and one sister, Brenda Coward of Mooresville. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel, with the Rev. Chan Shaver officiating.  Burial  followed atLake-viewMemorial Park. The family  received friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 15 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home,North Elm Street Skip’s family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Frank Hairr, Dr. Burney and Allison Tilley for their care and support during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,PO Box 22718,Oklahoma City,OK73123-1718. Online condolences may be made to haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

DIXIE SMITH BROWN

Dixie Smith Brown, 88, of Hunters Trail,Myrtle Beach,SC, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Brown was born inSilerCity, on May 22, 1924, the daughter of William Robert and Laura (Adcock) Smith.  After moving toMyrtle Beach,Dixieand her husband, Therrell, purchased the Sea Esta Motel, which they operated for many years. She is survived by one sister, Peggy Medlin ofArkansas; one brother, Ray Smith ofGreensboro; and several nieces and nephews. The family  received friends Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial  followed inOakwoodCemetery,SilerCity. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

AUDREY BOOE FELTS

Audrey Booe Felts, 85, of3054 Charlie Cooper Road, Staley died Friday, March 15, 2013. Mrs. Felts was born March 23, 1927 the daughter of Caswell H. and Lucy (Renegar) Booe. She was a native ofYadkinCountyand worked for the Selig Company. Audrey is preceded in death by her sisters, Merline Bray, Pauline Baker and  brothers, Garallen Booe and Bill Booe. Surviving is a daughter, Beverly S. Cooper of Staley; sisters, Betty Shuping of Salisbury, Gwendolyn Cline and husband, Flake of Mocksville; brothers, Lonnie Booe and wife Judy of Winston-Salem, Caswell Booe and wife Patsy of Courtney; granddaughter, Kristen Cooper Bare and Stephen of Siler City; grandson, Brent Cooper of Staley; great-grandchildren, Ally and Jackson Bare. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in the Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. The family received friends following the memorial service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

SUSAN LEE DIRKS

Susan Lee Dirks, age 65, of Pierce Township, Ohio died Friday, March 15, 2013 at her caregiver’s residence in Milford, Ohio. She was born January 6, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Irwin and Dorothy Rapp Heinecke. She received her Master’s degree at Wright State University and was a retired C.P.A. with the Clark, Schaefer, Hackett Company. She is survived by her husband, Richard Allen Dirks; a daughter, Stefanie Dirks; a sister, Patricia Heinecke Bodoh; two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven A Heinecke. A gathering of family and friends was held  from  7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center Street, Milford, OH 45150. Her family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

  PATRICIA JOSEPHINE McDONALD MORGAN

January 8, 1936 – March 18, 2013

  The Lord brought home one of his angels on March 18, 2013. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and later getting married to the love of her life and settling down in Pittsboro, NC, she is seated next to the Lord along with her son Steven Morgan, brother, Michael McDonald and parents, William and Sarah McDonald. She will leave behind unconditional love from her husband Clarence Morgan, children and their spouses, Philip and Jennifer Morgan of Apex, Jeanette and Jim Spears of Austin, TX, Denise and Billy Partin of Pittsboro. She also leaves behind the love of her grandchildren, Holly and Brandon Morgan, Bailey Spears and Austin and Aaron Partin along with lifelong friends and siblings and other relatives still in Canada that will never be forgotten. We will be celebrating her life in a church service on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Julia’s Catholic Church in Siler City followed by a reception for a woman that never met a stranger. Please join us to share your memories of this amazing, wonderful woman. Until we meet again. We love you. Online condolences can be sent to  CremationSocietyNC.com. 

FRANCES RITTER HAMER

Frances Ritter Hamer, 87, of Old US 421 North, Siler City died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Hamer was born February 22, 1926, the daughter of Leonard Ritter and Geraldine Donithan Bowyer. She was a native of Pulaski County, Virginia and attended the Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. Frances was a housewife and in her younger days loved to cook, she also enjoyed working her crossword puzzles and sitting out on her porch and watching the birds and squirrels. She dearly enjoyed her Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald F. Hamer, Sr.; two sons, Steve and Michael Hamer; two grandsons, Scott Allen and Wallace Bare, Jr. She is survived by five daughters, Linda Allen and husband Billy of Siler City, Shelby Kaylor and husband Michael of Asheboro, Lana Blue of Fayetteville, Sandra Teague and husband Alan of Orlando, Florida, Mary Sue Bare and husband Wallace of Climax; step-son, Fisher Hamer and wife Elizabeth of Siler City; step-daughter, Dianne Russell and husband John of Green Valley, AZ; four sisters, Barbara Statzer and husband Bob of Johnson City, TN, Shirley Moss and husband Tommy of South Mills, Martha Pearce and husband W. O. of Port St. Lucie, FL, Jean Dobbins of Dublin, VA; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the family home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City with Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, P O Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Falcon Children’s Home, PO Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

BERNIE HARRISON

Bernie Harrison, 68, of Will Brown Road, Siler City, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Harrison was a native of North Carolina, born February 2, 1945, the son of Melda (Greene) Martin. He attended New Port News Ship Building & Dry Dock School and NC State University. He was employed as a pipe design engineer with General Electric in the nuclear division, and was a member of the “Blue Hairs” that traveled the world retro-fitting nuclear power facilities. He enjoyed wood working and cooking breakfast for the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Women’s Organization in Pino, NC. Bernie was an avid NC State fan. He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Olivia Fowler. He is survived by his fiancée, Nancy Collette; daughter, Karen Hinsley and husband Dave; son, Brian Harrison; grandchildren, Zack Felton, Hunter Harrison and Jessie Anderson. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 10085 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City, where he was a member, with Rev. Tom Hallberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richmond County Humane Society, P O Box 2064, Rockingham, NC 28383 or the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

LESSIE MANESS MOTE

Lessie Maness Mote, 75, of 900 West Dolphin Street, Siler City died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Mote was born in Chatham County on January 28, 1938, the daughter of Millard and Lula (Hicks) Maness. She was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church and was employed at Collins & Aikman for 17 years. Lessie was preceded in death by her husband, David George Mote; son, Jimmy Hayes Roberts Mote; grandson, William David Mote; her parents; sister, Eula Darr; and brothers, J.C. and James Maness. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Mote Mashburn of Chapel Hill, Robin Michelle Mote of Broadway; two sisters, Margaret M. Phillips, Doris M. Guthrie, both of Siler City; five brothers, Tom Maness and Charlie Maness, both of Snow Camp, Gurney Maness and Earl Maness, both of Liberty, Junior Maness of Siler City; grandchildren, Jacob Owen Mote and Shawna Michelle Williamson. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 1:30-2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kathy Mashburn, 1749 B Dobbins Drive, Apt. 127, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

March 14, 2013
JAMES MELVIN BRADY

James Melvin Brady, 60, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, (03-05-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-09-2013) at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Melvin was born in Chatham County on February 13, 1953, the son of Lynden and Sue (Gatlin) Brady. He was self employed in home repair. He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents, Ernest and Viola Brady, FF and Lillie Gatlin. Survivors include his wife, Debbie (Fields) Brady; daughter, Mary Alice Christman of Sanford; father, Lynden Brady of Bennett; sisters, Janette Farrington of Lusby, MD, Sylvia Ford of Kernersville, Pamella Salisbury of Cameron, and Karen Garner of Robbins. Memorials may be designated to the Don Moody Fund or the Hope Boxes for Kentucky at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RONNIE LEE MASON

Ronnie Lee Mason, 56, of Apex, died Wednesday, (03-06-2013) in his home. The celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (03-09-2013) fromBell’sBaptistChurch, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Alverson, presiding.  Interment followed inBell’s Cemetery. Ronnie was born inOrangeCountyon July 9, 1956, the son of Brodie Lee Mason, Jr. andElizabeth“Lib” McCoy Mason.   He attendedNew HopeChurch, and had worked 30 plus years with Stone Truck Parts. He was predeceased by his father. Survivors include his wife, Jessica Dominick Mason; son, Parker Mason of Apex; daughters, Ashley Whitaker of Pittsboro, Leslie Mason ofCary, Taylor Mason of Apex; mother, Lib M. Mason of Apex; sister, Patt Sturdivant ofChapel Hill. Memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 South Franklin Street, New Ulm, MN  56073, lcfamerica.org; or, Bell’s Cemetery Fund, c/o Bell’s Baptist Church, 1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC 27523. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

LUCILLE PARTIN HOLDEN

Lucille Partin Holden, 90, of New Hill, died Wednesday (03-06-2013) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday (03-09-2013) at New Elam Christian Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Gary Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Holden was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Partin, Sally Rebecca Holt Partin, and her husband, Silas Presley Holden. Survivors include daughters, Frances Sue Yow of Moncure, Brenda Kay Odell of Knightdale, Rebecca Lou Baker of Holly Springs, Bobbie Jean Mendenhall of Moncure, Karen Ann Martin of Sanford; sons, Loyd Arnold Holden of New Hill, Crist Leon Holden of the home; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

RUBY BOOTH PRICE

Mrs. Ruby Booth Price, 83, of Robbins died Thursday, (03-07-2013) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, (03-10-2013) at 3 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Church with Rev. Robert L. Kidd and Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Price was a Moore County native and worked 45 years as Administrative Assistant at Burlington Industries. Survivors include her husband, Jackie Price of the home; daughter, Linda P. Russell of Robbins; brother, James Booth of Carthage; step-sister, Virginia Brady of Wilmington; step-brothers, Arthur Purvis and Lester Purvis, both of Robbins; three grandchildren and five  great-grandchildren. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com

ERLENE STANLEY McPHERSON

Erlene Stanley McPherson, 90, formerly of Cameron died Saturday, (03-09-2013) at Hunter Hill Nursing and Rehab. Center, Rocky Mount. The funeral will be Thursday, (03-14-2013) at 3 p.m. at Cameron Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Green presiding.  The family will receive friends one hour (2 to 3 p.m.) prior to the service in the church.  Burial will follow in the Cameron Town Cemetery. Mrs. McPherson was born in Surry County on August 6, 1922 to the late Nathaniel Stanley and Lila Holyfield Stanley.  In addition she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther M McPherson, Sr., brothers, Clyde Stanley, Lloyd Stanley, John David Stanley and sisters, Loyce Faulk and Maude Clark.   She was employed by JC Penney in Sanford for 13 years and as a Moore County Deputy Clerk of Court for 15 years. Survivors include  sons,  Hugh Stanley McPherson of Rocky Mount, Luther M McPherson, Jr of Weddington; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Make condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.comArrangements by Bridges Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

CLARENCE LEE SHORT

Mr. Clarence Lee Short 83, of Robbins passed away Sunday, (03-10-2013) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be held Thursday, (03-14-2013) at 11 a.m. at Prosperity Friends Meeting with Pastor Josh Smith, Rev. Michael Fulp, Rev. Tim Strider, Rev. Robert L. Kidd, and Rev. Beverly Jessup officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Short was a Moore County native and a retired bookkeeper and farmer. He was an active member of Prosperity Friends Meeting where he served as Superintendent for 35 years. He was the son of the late Charles and Ella Scott Short. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lambert Short, sisters, Dorothy S. Williams, Shelby S. Phillips, and step-sons, Ronald and Kenneth Maness. Survivors include his wife,  Leah B. Short of the home; daughters, Kathy S. Owens of Jackson Springs, Deanna S. Dangerfield of Whispering Pines;  son, Alan D. Short of Apex; sister, Ruby Fuller, of Southern Pines; stepdaughters,  Melissa Thomas of Siler City, Beth Maness of Asheboro; nine  grandchildren,  five great-grand-children, two step-grand-children, and one step-great-grandchild. The family received friends Wednesday, (03-13-2013) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Short family.

MARGARET JOHNSON SAULS

Margaret Johnson Sauls, 84, of Siler City died Monday, (03-11-2013) at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. The funeral will be Thursday, (03-14-2013) at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting, with Andrew Needham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Sauls was born in Alamance County on May 25, 1928, the daughter of Rufus and Bessie (Workman) Johnson. She was a member of South Fork Friends Meeting and had been employed in furniture manufacturing. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Sauls; son, Steven Sauls; grandchild, Steven Curtis Bowman and her parents. Survivors include daughters, Linda Beal of Siler City, Dottie Montgomery of Burlington, Merry Christmas Sauls of Holly Ridge; son, Van Johnson of Graham; sister, Mary Jane Wimbish of Greensboro; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. The family received friends Wednesday, (03-13-2013) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in behalf of the family to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

  DR. JOHN MICHAEL YATES

Dr. John Michael Yates of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (03-06-2013). Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.

RUBY WHITE BEAL COLE

Ruby White Beal Cole, 74, of Goldston-Glendon Road, Goldston died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Cole was born in Chatham County on October 25, 1938, the daughter of Loss Lynn and Nellie Mae (Joyce) White. She was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church and Badin Shores Chapel. Ruby had worked at Chatham Hospital in medical records and as a bookkeeper. She was a collector of Madame Alexander dolls and porcelain dolls, Elvis memorabilia and enjoyed long walks. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Peggy Gilmore. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Darrell L. Cole;  one son, Kim Michael Beal and wife Candace of Bonlee; grandchildren, Brandon Beal and Brittany Beal; step-children, Alesia Cole Purvis and husband Brian of Raleigh, Bill S. Cole and wife Andrea of Broadway; step-grandchildren, Jonathan and Caroline Hunter of Bonlee, Savannah, Carrie, Amber, and Colby Purvis of Raleigh, David Cole and wife Darlene of Fayetteville; step-great-grandson, Landon David Cole of Fayetteville; special nieces and nephew, Tenita Sawyer (John), Tammy Buckner (Ritch), Brandy Oldham, and John S. Gilmore (Mandy). The family received friends Thursday, March 7, 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. A graveside service was held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hope Cemetery in Bonlee with Chaplain Jamie Pearce and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 NELLE FERGUSON DECKER

Nelle Ferguson Decker, 89, of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Siler City passed away at her home February 27, 2013. She is survived by her children, Richard D. Decker, Alexandria, VA, Janet D. Lewis, Binghamton, NY,  Deborah D. Burrell and husband, Shay of Millis, MA; two grandchildren, Laura Decker and Conor Burrell; brother, Thomas Ferguson and sister, Nancy F. Harris of Siler City; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Decker, her parents, Ike and Labaron Ferguson, sisters, Louise Fowler, Isabelle Fowler, and a brother, I. M. Ferguson, Jr. She worked many years for the United Methodist Church Organization and BonTon Department Store. She was a long-time member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Binghamton. She was involved in volunteer work at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton Psychiatric Center and was on several committees at her church. Funeral services were held March 2, 2013 at Centenery-Chenango Street United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 or a charity of choice.

FRANCES PETTY DENISE

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, Frances Petty Denise, 66, of Bonlee-Bennett Road, Siler City went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Chatham County on July 27, 1946, the daughter of Murphy Linwood and Edith (White) Petty. Frances was a member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church and had been employed as manager of Belk’s in Siler City. She was a devout Christian lady who enjoyed spending time with her family, working with flowers, painting, trips to the beach and baking pound cakes. She is survived by her husband, Buddy Denise of the home; one daughter, Kimberly Corder Joyce and husband Shane of Siler City; one son, Kip Corder of Siler City; three brothers, W. L. (Buck) Petty and wife Elaine of Moravian Falls, Robert W. Petty and wife Betty of Siler City, James E. (Jim) Petty and wife Jane of Siler City; step-son, Forrest Denise, III of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren, Blake, Savannah, Karlee, Jake,  Elizabeth and several nieces and nephews. The family  received friends Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Scott Walker and Rev. Randy Hand officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344; Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207; or, to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, 1201 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511. Make online condolences to:  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

 RICHARD CLYDE MARTINDALE

Mr. Richard Clyde Martindale, 63, of Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, died March 7, 2013 in his home. Richard was born in Siler City on August 27, 1949, the son of Millard Clyde Martindale and Ruby Mae Robinson Martindale.   He lived in Virginia until moving back to the area in 1989.  Richard served in the US Army in Viet Nam. Richard loved his family, especially spending time with his girls.  He had a kind, gentle heart and touched lives.  His positive attitude was an inspiration to many, especially those in recovery.   Richard liked to golf, hunt and fish; his latest “love” was surfing.  He was an avid softball player and later umpired in both youth and adult leagues. Richard had a strong faith; he loved God immensely.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsboro. Survivors include his wife, Erin Abernethy Martindale; daughters, Rachel and Emily Martindale of Siler City,  Jennifer Martindale of Arizona; two grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Martindale,  Aiden Millard Martindale; brother, Garry Martindale and wife Debra of Richmond, VA; sister, Vivian Anthony Barker and husband Junior of Rutherford, VA.  He is also survived by special cousins and extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Bobby Martindale. A memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life was held at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2013 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsboro. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select Obituaries. The Martindale family is under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

ROBERT FREDERIC HALL

Robert Frederic Hall, 79, of Willie Duncan Road, Siler City died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Mr. Hall was born in Rockingham County on June 1, 1933. He served in the Marine Corps and was the owner/operator of Hall’s Produce in Siler City. He is survived by his wife, Leslie (Schilling) Hall; step-daughter, Natalie Ann Norman of Archdale; step-son, Barry Allen Staples of Greensboro; grandchildren, Johnathan, Drake, Hope, and his faithful canine companions, Lebo and Tank. The family received friends Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

March 7, 2013
CHARLES “LARRY” HOLDER

Charles “Larry” Holder, 71, of the Haw Branch Community died Tuesday (02-26-2013) Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-02-2013) at 11 a.m. at Red Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Scott McInnis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The son of Charlie and Ada Holder, Larry was a member of Red Branch Baptist Church where he  had served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher,  and worked with the Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief Team. Larry was elected to the Moore County Soil and Water Conservation Board and was past president of the National Contract Poultry Growers Association. His past employment included Tax Appraiser for Moore and Lee County. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Bill and Robert Holder and sisters, Inez Allen, Louise Gossett, Betty Sullivan and Polly Wheeler Survivors include his wife, Margaret O’Brien Holder; sons, Wilson Holder and David Vallas; brother, Pete Holder of Carbonton; and two granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the grandchildren’s educational trust fund: Wilson Education No. 2 Trust,1725 N Main Street,High Point,NC27262. Make online condolences to: www.PinesFunerals.com.

JANICE LEE HALL

Janice Lee Hall, 73, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (02-27-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospital. Burial for Ms. Hall will follow at a later date atMountain ViewCemeteryinBloomfield,Connecticut. Mrs. Hall was born August 22, 1939 to the late Richard C. Hall and Dorothy Stuart Hall.  She was a payroll clerk for the Town of Hartford, Connecticut.  There are no surviving relatives. Make online condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

L. RACHEL BARKER

L. Rachel Barker 78, ofSilerCity, died Thursday, (02-28-2013) at her residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, (03-03-2013) at Moon’sChapelBaptistChurchwhere she was a member with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Barker was aChathamCountynative and an EKG technician. She was the daughter of the late Johnie H. and Dena Hicks Barker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, David Barker. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Phillips of the home; sons, Gary Phillips of Bennett, Ronnie Dean Phillips of Mineral Springs; brothers, Johnie H. Barker Jr. of Bennett, Earl Barker of Sanford, Virgil Barker of Siler City; sisters; Allene Hart of Siler City, Christine Harris of High Point, Virginia Justice of Siler City, Juanita Richardson of Bear Creek, Frances Gilmore of Siler City; three grandchildren, and two   great-grand-children. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com

WILLIAM EARLE PENDERGRASS

William Earle Pendergrass, 64, ofSilerCitydied Friday, (03-01-2013) at Laurels Of Chatham, Pittsboro. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday (03-06-2013) atProvidenceIndependentChurchwith Rev. Brian Caldwell and Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Pendergrass was the son of William and Eppie Hart Pendergrass and a native ofChathamCounty. He was a member ofProvidenceIndependentMethodistChurch. William worked for Gaylord Manufacturing, Stout Furniture and Selig Manufacturing. Survivors include his wife, Michelle (Gaines) Pendergrass; daughter, Cynthia P. Mote of Silk Hope; son, Timothy Earle Pendergrass of Silk Hope; brother, Joe Lynn Pendergrass ofSilerCity; and two grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday at Providence Independent Church, from 3 to 4 p.m., prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Providence Independent Methodist Church Cemetery Fund,905 Providence Church Road,Siler City,NC27344.

DAVID PATRICK LINNEY, III

Mr. David Patrick Linney, III, 63, ofSanford, died Tuesday, (02-26-2013) atCentralCarolinaHospital. A memorial service was held  Friday, (03-01-2013) at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Arnold B. Lovell and Wendell McGee officiating. Mr. Linney was born inWakeCounty, on December 3, 1949 to the late David Patrick Linney, Jr. and Barbara Moore Linney.  David graduated fromMarletteHigh SchoolinMarlette,MIand was self-employed for many years with Cafco Hospitality. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife Sharon Murchison Linney; son, Joshua Linney ofFlorida; step-son, Scott Stone ofFt. Mill,SC; step-daughter, Ashley Brown of Mint Hill; sisters, Jeanne Cooper, Barbara Linney, Dianne Braren, Jo Ann Ezell; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church,203 Hawkins Ave.,Sanford,NC27330. Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

NANCY DEAL

Nancy Gail Dowdy Deal, 66, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (02-27-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, (03-02-2013) at 1 p.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Hayes presiding.  Burial followed atLeeMemoryGardens. Nancywas born inLeeCounty, on February 15, 1947 to the late Shelton Monroe Dowdy and Christine McDonald Dowdy. She worked for  Canteen at Coty. Survivors include sons, Billy “Scooter” Deal Jr. ofSurf City,ChadDeal ofSanford; daughter Crystal Deal White of Troutman; sister Ann Dowdy Keck of Reidsville; and five grandchildren. Make online condolences at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

CHRISTOPHER SHANNON GARNER

Christopher Shannon Garner, 36, of Seagrove, died Friday, (03-01-2013) at his residence. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (03-06-2013) at New Center Christian Church in Seagrove, with Rev. Ralph Smith, Jr. officiating. Burial was in theGarnerFamilyCemeteryin Robbins. Mr. Garner was born inMooreCountyto David L. Garner and Lola E. Maness. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Quimby L. Garner. Surviving is his wife, Becky Garner of the home; daughters, Katelyn G. Burton of Seven Lakes, Makala D. Garner, Haley M. Garner, and a son, Michael A. Garner, all of the home; mother, Lola E. Maness of Seagrove; father, David L. Garner of the home; grandparents, Beauford Odell Maness, Louise Moore Maness of Seagrove, and Larry Marie Garner of Robbins. Offer  online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

POLLY GLADDEN WALDEN

Polly Gladden Walden, 54, of Ramseur, died Friday (03-01-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, (03-05-2013) at 2 p.m. atMt.NeboHollinessChurch. Burial followed atMt.CalvaryCemeteryinAsheboro. Survivors include her children, Avis Gladden, Crystal Brower, Christopher Gladden, all of Ramseur; sisters, her twin, Dolly Allison, Sheena Cheek, Dellayno Delvecchio, all of Ramseur, Sheila Gladden of Piney Ridge, Alice Goldston of Greensboro, Celia Chambers of Asheboro; brothers, Throme Gladden of Richmond, VA, Clinton Gladden of Greensboro, Tony Gladden of Ramseur, Mark Gladden of Chicago, IL, Walter Cheek of Washington, DC; and ten grandchildren.

RUTH EMMA GRAVES

Miss Ruth Emma Graves, 87, of Siler City died Wednesday (02-27-2013) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Monday (03-03-2013) at 3 p.m. at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include sister, Mrs. Maxine Bowden; brothers, Alfred Graves, and Enos Graves, all of Siler City.

REV. GERALD BRIDGES, SR.

Rev. Gerald Bridges, Sr., 87, of Sanford, died Sunday, (03-03-2013) at Central Carolina Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, (03-08-2013) at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ira Sutton, Dr. Greg Burriss, Rev. Matt Martin and Mr. Joe Liles officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery He was born in Shelby on October 12, 1925, to the late Benjamin Foy Bridges and Coit Faye King Bridges. He retired from Cool Springs Baptist Church in Sanford, after forty-five years of full-time ministry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian P. Bridges. He is survived by one daughter, Nan Bridges Hill of Wake Forest; sons, Gerald Bridges, Jr. of Dallas, Tx., Steve Bridges of Hampton, S.C., Larry Bridges of Wilson, Samuel Bridges of Paducah, Ky.; sisters, Carol Brader of Spartanburg, S.C., Janice Moore of Spartanburg, S.C.; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, (03-07-2013), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

   RACHEL MAY MOODY  

Rachel May Moody, 62, of Moody Loop Road, Siler City, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Ms. Moody was born in Alamance County on October 5, 1950, the daughter of Charlie J. and Martha Angie (Phillips) Moody. She was a homemaker and attended Rives Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching TV and working with crafts. Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Henry Moody, and step-mother, Sarah Walton Moody. She is survived by one sister, Linda M. Macon and husband, James of Seagrove; brother, Charles Moody, Sr. and wife Mary Gail of Victoria, TX; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, and other times at the home of Cat and Chuck Moody, 713 North Third Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.at Rives Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Browder and Darrin Locklear officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

DR. HOWARD  S. HUSSEY, JR.

  Dr. Howard S. Hussey, Jr., 95, died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Davis Health Care Center in Wilmington. A memorial service was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro with Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Dr. Hussey was born in Edgecombe County to the late Howard S. Hussey and Margaret Pennington Hussey and was reared by his step-mother, Susan Wooten Hussey. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Miller Hussey and a brother, Charles E. Hussey. Howard was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. He served as a doctor in the United States Army during WW II, with his tour of duty being the European Theater. Dr. Hussey practiced medicine with the Tarboro Clinic for 35 years. He moved to Wilmington after his retirement and was a member of St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Dr. Hussey is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Leigh Hargrove Hussey; daughter, Jean Hussey Adams and husband Jim of Bonlee; sons, Howard S. Hussey, III and wife Peggy of Greenville, James “Jim” Hussey and wife Gail of Tarboro, William J. “Bill” Hussey and wife Trish of Durham; step-sons: Dr. Clark Hargrove of Haverford, Pa., Alex Hargrove and wife Nora of Wilmington, Brian Hargrove and partner, David Hyde Pierce of New York, NY; grandchildren, Mary-Margaret Hussey Finch, Ryan Hussey, Gwen Hussey, Jim Hussey, Cali Hussey, Ben Hussey, Megan Adams Trogdon, Ashley Adams Whitley, Jayme Adams, Jean Adams, Nelson Hargrove, Nicholas Hargrove, Saskia Hargrove, Alice Hargrove, Alex Hargrove; and great-grand-children, Ethan Finch, Reid Finch, Annastyn Trogdon, Emmalin Whitley, and Parker Hussey. Being an avid fisherman, he also leaves behind many good friends at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach. We give special thanks to all at the Davis Health Care Center who have become almost like family to us and to the staff at Cape Fear Hospital. The family received friends at Carlisle Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family also greeted friends at the Fellowship Hall at Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church following the service. Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice or Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington, NC. Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting  www.carlislefuneralhome.com

WILLIAM ALAN SCHULTZE

William Alan Schultze, 47, of Arrowhead Loop, Pittsboro died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mr. Schultze was born in Harris County, Texas on June 25, 1965, the son of Richard William and Joan (Lundy) Schultze. He was a graduate of Clear Lake High School where he lettered in track, baseball, football, soccer and the school choir. William was a graduate of the University of Maryland and a Navy veteran. He was a biogenetics service engineer. In his spare time he enjoyed yard work, home projects, hunting, the outdoors and playing a guitar and making music. William was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S. Schultze of Pittsboro; one daughter, Emma Joan Schultze of Pittsboro; father, Richard William Schultze of Comfort, TX; one sister, Linda Minter and husband Don of Galveston, TX; one brother, Richard Weldon Schultze and wife Ida of Houston, TX; niece and nephews, Kristin Minter, John and Kyle Schultze The family will receive friends Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Galveston, Texas. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Feb. 28, 2013
ELIZA “KATHLEEN” CASTEVENS WHITE

Eliza “Kathleen” Castevens White, 70, ofSalisbury, passed away Wednesday, (02-20-2013) atRowanRegionalMedicalCenter. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (02-23-2013) at Summersett Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Laws, officiating.  Entombment followed at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum. Born February 11, 1943 inSilerCity, she was the daughter of the late Maudie Wheeler Castevens and Morgan Castevens, Sr., and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William Jerry White; sons, Mark Lee White ofSalisbury, Charles Wayne White ofSalisbury; daughter, Sherry White Stiltner of Salisbury; brother, Morgan Castevens, Jr. of Bonlee; sisters, Hazel Johnson of Bonlee, Ethleen DiGregorio, ofShenandoah  Junction.,WV, Jenny Hayes of Bear Creek, Marie Martin ofChapel Hill; and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care 720 Grove St.,Salisbury, NC 28144. Make online condolences to: www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

MABLE OLDHAM LEMONS

Mabel Oldham Lemons, 90, of Bear Creek died Sunday, (02-17-2013) at her home. Funeral services will be Friday, (02-22-2013) at 3 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. David Hicks and Rev. Clark Davis officiating. Burial was in theOldhamFamilyCemetery. Mrs. Lemons was born October 2, 1922 in Chatham County, the daughter of Henry L. and Mattie (Fisher) Oldham. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lonnie L. (Buss) Lemons, son, Lonnie L. (Pete) Lemons, brothers and sister, J. B. Oldham, Sr., Gladys O. Womble and John Oldham. Mabel was retired owner/operator of Lemon’s Grocery and a farmer. She was a graduate of Goldston High School and was a member of Antioch Christian Church. Survivors include sisters, Grace O. Dowdy, Frances O. Johnson, both of Bear Creek, Inez O. Dowd ofSilerCity; brother, Eugene F. Oldham of Bear Creek; two grandchildren five great-grand-children, and one step-great-grandson. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MASSALINE MILLIKEN STITH

Massaline Milliken Stith, 68, ofSilerCity, died Wednesday (02-20-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill Funeral services were held Monday (02-25-2013) atFirstMissionaryBaptistChurchwith Rev. Barry Gray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Stith was a graduate of Chatham High School and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving is one brother, Michael Milliken of Siler City.

MAYBELLINE HARPER MOSES

Mrs. Maybelline Harper Moses, 76, ofSanford, died Sunday, (02-24-2013) at her home. The funeral was held at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church on Wednesday, (02-27-2013) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob Copeland presiding.  Burial followed atFourOaksCemetery. She was born inJohnstonCounty, on November 6, 1936 to the late Bertie Mae Harper Langdon.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Harper Patterson, granddaughter Amy Leigh Ross, grandson Jeremy Preston Moses and brother Bobby Ray Harper, Sr.  Mrs. Moses worked in the tool room and retired from GKN. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Troy Moses; son, Jeffrey Troy Moses of Sanford; daughters, Jessie Lucus of Four Oaks, Melinda Moses Carlyle of Cameron; brother, Charles Johnson of Hampstead; nine grandchildren, and  ten great-grand-children. Make condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARGIE HELLEN FULBRIGHT HANCOX

Mrs. Margie Hellen Fulbright Hancox, 75, of Cameron, died Saturday, (02-23-2013), at St Joseph of the Pines. The funeral was held Tuesday, (02-26-2013) at 2 p.m. in the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with her son, Pastor Tony Hancox presiding.  Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery. She was born in Stephens County, Georgia on July 16, 1937 to the late Horace Ray Fulbright and Willie Ruth Craig Fulbright.  She was preceded in death by her husband Wilton Robert Hancox; son Richard Dwayne Hancox, sisters Grace Jaynes and Carolyn Leopard.  Mrs. Hancox was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, John Hancox of Olivia, Tony Hancox of Troy;  daughters, Ruth Lester of Ikes Fork, WV, Diane Godfrey and Sharon Hancox, Julie Woods of Fort Bragg;  brother, Horace Fulbright of Fort Myers, FL; sister, Avis Watkins of Browersville, GA; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to ALS Association 1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050 Washington, DC 20005; or The American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615. Online condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ELLIS PAUL VAUGHAN, JR.

Ellis Paul Vaughan, Jr., 65, of Siler City died Sunday, (02-24-2013) at Chatham Hospital, Inc. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Mr. Vaughan was born in Franklin County on May 3, 1947, the son of Ellis and Elizabeth (Shearin) Vaughan, Sr. Paul was of the Baptist faith and had been employed as a welder at Basic Metal and Contract Steel. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Veronica Gleeson. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Vaughan of the home; daughters, Michelle Boone of Staley, Kim Scotton Departa of Siler City, son, James Springfield of AZ; sisters, Ruby Champion of Youngsville, Virginia Ripley of Swansboro, Gloria Cooke of Durham; brother, Danny Vaughan of Clayton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials on behalf of the family to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES CRABTREE COOPER

Frances Crabtree Cooper, 82, of Pittsboro died Saturday (02-23-2013) at the Laurels of Chatham. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday (02-26-2013) at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Faust, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cooper was born in Chatham County October 1, 1930, the daughter of the late Herman D. Crabtree and Flossie Brown Crabtree Smith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, George L. Cooper. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd E. Cooper of the home; sons, Edward “Ed” Cooper of Kinston, Danny L. Cooper of Pittsboro; sister, Lois C. Paschal of Oregon; brother, William Smith of Pittsboro; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 29 Rock Springs Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

STEPHEN EDWARD HARRIS

Stephen Edward Harris, 83, of Pittsboro, died Friday (02-22-2013) at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday (02-27-2013) at Russell Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Charles Howard officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Survivors include a son, Steve Junior Harris of Moncure; daughter, Faydene Harris of Butner; stepsons, Joe Perkins of Apex, Earl Perkins of Newton, GA; sister, Emma McIvery; 14 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

VICTORIA JOHNSON FORD

Victoria Johnson Ford, 80, of Liberty died Saturday (02-23-2013) at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held Friday (03-01-2013)  at 3 p.m. at Margarets Chapel United Holy Church with Elder Carollene Gardine and Rev. Jesse R. Goldston officiating. Burial will follow in Olivers Chapel Church cemetery. Mrs. Ford was a native of Chatham County and a member of Margarets Chapel United Holy Church. Survivors include daughters, Alice Garner of Staley, Sara Ford, Alfreda Huges, both of Liberty, Lucille Ford of Ramsuer; sons, Lewis Ford, Clarence Ford, Donald Ford, all of Staley, David Ford of South Carolina; sisters, Annie Lang of Greensboro, Gertrude Caviness of Julian, Marie Alston of Greensboro, Regina Buchannan of Durham; and brothers, Roscoe Johnson of Liberty.

JAMES FRANK TEAGUE

James Frank Teague, 81, of Staley died Wednesday (02-20-2013) at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday (03-01-2013) at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Siler City, with Rev. Barry R. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Teague was a native of Chatham County.  Surviving is a daughter, Martha T. Marsh of Greensboro and one grandchild.

PAGE HUMPHREY VERNON 

Page Humphrey Vernon died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in her home. It was a beautiful sunny morning, much like Page herself. Page was born in Warsaw, NY, April 30, 1952, where she grew up with her parents, Harriott Page Humphrey and Wolcott J. “Bud” Humphrey, Jr., both deceased, and five brothers, Wolcott J. “Jay”, deceased, Peter, John, Tom and Mark Otis. In a house with five brothers, who called her “Princess”, she learned to hold her own and was known for her sharp elbows. Page loved her brothers, their wives, and families. She was the beloved “Aunt Page” to her nieces and nephews whom she loved deeply; Wolcott, Jamie (husband Todd and her children), Chris, Page, Katie, Thomas, Joe, Arielle, Haley, Jessica, and Danielle. She was overjoyed to spend time with these and her Summerlin kin, John, Tina, and John, Jr., at their family reunion in January, 2013. Page and her husband Jim were married October 10, 1981 in Warsaw, NY. They have resided at their home in northern Chatham County since 1983. Their children, Benjamin Tyler and Amos Alexander were born in 1984 and 1985 respectively and attended Chatham County schools through graduation, Ben is a law student at the University of Colorado -Boulder Law School. Amos is an actor and writer in Brooklyn, NY. She was a loved member of the Vernon family, a daughter to Jim’s mother, Nancy and his father Charles, a friend and sister to her husband’s siblings Eleanor, Catharine, Fox, and Patrick and their spouses. She cherished her time with her nieces Allison, Susanna, and Kate. Page enjoyed countless wonderful days with her family at their mountain cabin, “Sandy Bottom,” in Celo, NC. Over the course of more than thirty years in and around Chatham County, Page built a large community of friends, with whom she enjoyed music, dancing, food, and the outdoors. She especially loved her time spent at the beach, in the mountains, and in the yard with the “Five Families.” Page graduated from Trinity College in 1974, and Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980. She began her career in Chapel Hill in 1981 as assistant district attorney for Orange and Chatham Counties. While raising a family, she wrote for the UNC School of Government before joining the law firm of Barber, Bradshaw, and Vernon in 1991, where she practiced until 2002. Her special interest in children and education then led her to the Juvenile Criminal Law Clinic at the UNC School of Law and later Duke University School of Law’s Children’s Education Law Center. After several years as a volunteer guardian ad litem, Page was elected District Court Judge and served from 2008 through 2011. The judge’s robe fit Judge Vernon perfectly and she wore it with dignity, grace, and professionalism. Even her closest friends found it easy to call her “Judge”. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Chatham County Together! or the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

CARLENE DIXON

Carlene Dixon, daughter of Alva and Harry Engelhard, returned home on February 21, 2013 at the age of 55. Born on December 12, 1957, Carlene spent her early years in Florida, Georgia and abroad with her mother. A wanderer at heart, she traveled the country with her family before moving to Virginia to attend college. Carlene graduated in 1988 from George Washington University with degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies but her passion was to teach others to embrace learning themselves. She taught at Central Carolina Community College in their continuing education programs, championed the distance-learning initiative and improved the lives of many students, parents and faculty with her unique approaches to both learning and teaching. She and her husband, Doug, also brought this same care and passion to fostering children for many years. She always strived to make the lives of others better and was a strong advocate for the children in her care. In addition to teaching and fostering, Carlene was an avid learner who read constantly, an artisan of scents and a lover of animals. She is survived by her soul mate and husband, Douglas Dixon, son Shawn, daughter-in-law Tia, and many others whose lives were touched by her. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. For anyone that wishes to contribute, donations may be made, on her behalf to: Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc., PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or related agencies in your areas. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

  EVONNE BROWN MUSSO

Evonne Brown Musso, 80, of 1112 West Third Street, Siler City died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Musso was born July 8, 1932 in Chatham County, the daughter of Wesley R. and Maggie (Moore) Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Musso and a son, Larry Dean Brooks. Evonne was a homemaker and a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. She did volunteer work in New York and loved to knit and crochet. She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Brooks of Bennett, Mickey Brooks of Asheboro; grandsons, James, Mickey, Larry, Jimmy and Rickey Brooks; great-grandchildren, Zachery, Hagan and Madison; two step-daughters, Sally Roelle and Norma Davis, both of New York; and six step-grandchildren. The family received friends Monday, February 25, 2013 from 2:30 – 3 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Stanley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Musso Family.  Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

VIOLA CAGLE McNEILL SEAGROVES

Viola Cagle McNeill Seagroves, 96, died peacefully on February 21, 2013, at River Landing in Colfax. She lived a wonderful life filled with love, caring and respect for all people.  Viola was born July 20, 1916 in Carthage, to parents Henry Cleveland and Laler Van Cagle.  She was one of seven children, including sisters Evelyn, Beatrice, twin sister Leola,  and brothers, Lindsey, Odell and Norman. Following her High School graduation, Viola attended Appalachian State Teachers College, where she earned a teaching degree in 1939.  Viola met the love of her life, Alex Lester McNeill during a college break, and they married on August 18, 1940.  They moved to Pittsboro, where Viola began her teaching career in elementary school.   Viola’s teaching profession spanned 34 years in the Chatham County School system.  A born nurturer, Viola provided exceptional love for all of her students.   She continued her relationships with them for many years, corresponding through letters and special occasion cards.  She was a Charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority. With great joy, Viola and Mac gave birth to sons, Phil in 1951, Don in 1952, and daughter Kaye in 1958.  Kaye was a special needs child, born with Downs Syndrome, and Viola was forever devoted to her care and happiness.  Viola was a wonderful mother and always put her family’s needs before her own.  Viola and Mac were married for almost 42 years until his death in 1982. In 1989 Viola remarried William “Bill” Seagroves.  They had eight happy years together until his death in 1997.  Bill was a true “guardian angel,” looking after Viola and Kaye with love and devotion.  Daughter Kaye developed Alzheimer’s disease in 2003.  Viola was attentive to Kaye’s daily care until her death in June, 2005. In September, 2005, Viola left Pittsboro, her home for 65 years, and moved to River Landing in Colfax, to be near family.   She graciously embraced her new “home’ and immersed herself in enriching activities.  She made many wonderful friends and was blessed, living her final years in a happy, caring and fulfilling environment. Viola was sustained her whole life by her faith in God.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Carthage, First Baptist Church, Pittsboro ( 65 years), and First Baptist Church, High Point.   She also attended and enjoyed religious services at River Landing. Survivors include sons, Phil McNeill and wife, Nancy of Colfax, Don McNeill and wife, Alise of Durham; three granddaughters, Katy McNeill Lanz and husband Matt of Pittsburgh, Pa; Leslie McNeill Thomas and husband Matt of Greensboro, Sophie McNeill of Durham;  sisters-in-law, Tommie Cagle of Granite Falls and Lillie Cagle of Carthage.  Viola also cherished many surviving nieces, nephews and their children. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the outstanding staff and care team at River Landing as well as Hospice of the Piedmont. A “Celebration of Life” ceremony was held in the Multipurpose Room at River Landing, 1515 John Knox Drive, Colfax, on Sunday, February 24 at  2 p.m.   A family graveside service was held February 25 at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Viola’s memory may be given to Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C., Inc., PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC  27360; N.C. Special Olympics, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste 201, Morrisville, NC  27560,  or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C.  27262; or, Alzheimers Association of North Carolina, 742 North Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Online condolence may be made on Mrs. Seagroves’ memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.   Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. 

BERNICE “BILL” GRAY THOMAS

Bernice “Bill” Gray Thomas, 88, of Epps Clark Road, Siler City died Monday, February 25, 2013 at Laurels Of Chatham, Pittsboro. Mr. Thomas was born in Lincoln County on January 19, 1925, the son of Thomas Jesse and Georgia (Jennings) Thomas. Bill was the owner of Chatham Auto Parts, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church. He was a longtime active member of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club, a past president and served for years as chairman of the ice cream committee. He was also a top fund raiser with advertisements in the annual program and truck raffle for the club. Bill was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed Nascar. He is survived by his wife, Doris (Perry) Thomas; one daughter, Sharon Thomas Church of Asheboro; two sons, Douglas Craig Thomas and wife, Tracey of Siler City, Kenneth Ray Thomas of Siler City; two sisters, Betty Phillips of Siler City, Helen Beck and husband, Welford of Siler City; grandchildren, Kristopher Thomas of Siler City, Casey Hardin of Morehead City, Holly Sorenson of Siler City, Kimberley Church of Wilmington, Amanda Alden of Roanoke, VA; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Everhart of Siler City,   Matthew Everhart of Thomasville, Alex Moody of Siler City,  and seven great-grand-children. The family received friends Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro, with Rev. Jason Dickerson, Dr. C. J. Bordeaux, and Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or The Silk Hope Ruritan Club, c/o Harvey Shankle, 303 Epps Clark Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Make online  condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Feb. 21, 2013
MARIAN PHILLIPS BRIDGES

Mrs. Marian Phillips Bridges, 85, of Sanford, passed away Tuesday, (02-12-2013). Funeral services were held Friday, (02-15-2013) at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ira Sutton, Dr. Greg Burriss, Rev. Matt Martin and Mr. Joe Liles presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born in Charlotte, September 27, 1927 to the late Fulton Franklin Phillips and Lola King Alexander Phillips, she retired as assistant librarian with CCCC and was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Gerald Bridges; sons, Gerald Bridges, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Steve Bridges of Hampton, SC, Larry Bridges of Wilson, Samuel Bridges of Paducah, KY; daughter, Nan Bridges Hill of Wake Forest; sisters, Jean Whipple, Doris Williams, both of Charlotte; twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

KIM SIMSONSON BUTTS

Kim Simonson Butts, 61, ofSanforddied Friday, (02-15-2013), at Sanford Health & Rehab. Funeral services were held Sunday, (02-17-2013), at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Yandle officiating.  Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery. Mrs. Butts was born inLeeCountyto the late William Franklin Simonson and Nellie Gaines Simonson. She was Director of Elections forLeeCountyfor many years.   She was also preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne S. Comstock and half brother, Perry Holland. Surviving is her husband, Timothy Allen Butts of Sanford; son, Jeffrey Osborne and wife Mary of Sanford;  daughter, Jessica Osborne of Sanford; brother, Bill Simonson of Sanford;  half-sister, Shirley Holland Wicker of Maxton;  six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Make condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM OBIE HARMON

Mr.  William Obie Harmon, 85, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (02-17-2013) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. The celebration of life services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (02-20-2013) at Pittsboro United Methodis tChurch, with Pastors Ben Alexander and Bob Wachs presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. Born in Pittsboro on September 21, 1927, Obie was the son of James Wesley Harmon and Dollie Battle Lilly Harmon.  He served in the US Army in Korea; and, worked as a foreman at Kayser-Roth, then with Townsend Poultry as a supervisor before retiring.  Obie was a member of  Pittsboro United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Allene Harward Harmon; daughters, Jane Pendergrast of Chapel Hill, Diane McCarthy ofBradenton, FL.; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to either Pittsboro U.M.C.,PO Box 716,Pittsboro,NC27312; or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454,Alexandria,VA22312. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

ROBERT RILEY FERGUSON, JR.  

Robert Riley Ferguson, Jr. of Siler City died Friday, February 15, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Ferguson was born March 30, 1922, the son of Robert Riley and Ina Bolding Ferguson. “Bobby” was a native of Haywood County but has been a resident and a dairy farmer in Chatham County since 1950 until his retirement in 1987. Prior to farming, he worked as a machinist at the shipyard in Newport News,Virginia and served in the US Air Force. He was a member and past deacon of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and a charter member of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing, and helping his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Georgia; his mother and father;  brothers, Albert and Buford;  sister, Anna Lou Fincher, along with several nieces and nephews. Surviving are his children, Sherry F. Kidd and husband Billy of Siler City, Michael R. Ferguson and wife Kaye of Greensboro, Diane F. Aker and husband Wayne of McLeansville; grandchildren Rob Kidd and wife Beth, Kelly K. Eldridge and husband, John, Jeff Ferguson, Greg Smith and wife Amy, Jann S. Oakes and husband, John (Monk); four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren;  six step-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. The family  received friends 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral service  followed at 3 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Chapel with Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park. The family wishes to express a special thanks to caregivers Ann Brooks and Darleen Koons-Culberson for the constant and superior care over the past two years. Also, a special thanks to Dr. James Davis and Liberty Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Caregiver Fund” c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 413 North Second Avenue, Siler City,NC 27344. On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

J. H. “RED” BROWN

Mr. J. H. “Red” Brown, 86, of 338 Lewis Brown Road, Bennett, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Chatham Hospital in SilerCity. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where he was a member with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Brown was aRandolphCountynative and  a Veteran of WW II. He went in after theHiroshimabombs. He was a member of the “Old Timers Bench Club” at Routh’s Grocery and had retired from Glendale Hosiery inSilerCity. He was an avid collector of antiques, loved to bird hunt, and garden. He not only loved to garden, but he loved to share his garden. Mr. Brown had a great love of music, directing the choir at his church for over 45 years. He served in many areas at his church including Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, and was a member of the Men’s Fellowship. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents,  the late Reuben J. and Melissa Purvis Brown, and brothers,  Wilburn and Stacy. Survivors include his wife, Jearline Hancock Brown of the home; daughters, Rita Brown Holt and husband Steve of Bear Creek, Angie Brown Fields and husband Buddy of Goldston; brother, Clifton Brown and wife Mary Etta of Siler City; sister, Leah B. Short and husband Clarence of Bennett;  grandchildren, Beth H. Caviness and husband Jacob of Bennett, Joshua Holt of Bear Creek,  Amber Fields of Goldston; and great-grandchildren, Reid Caviness and Anna Claire Caviness of Bennett. Visitation was held  Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, Bennett,  and other times at the home. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.   Joyce-Brady Chapel served the Brown family.

Feb. 14, 2013
LACEY MAY CARPENTER

Sanford- Lacey May Carpenter, 20, passed away Monday (02-04-2013). A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday (02-07-2013) at San Lee Chapel. Lacey   attended Southern Lee High School. Survivors include her mother, Leslie Andrews and step- father, Nathan of Mt. Pleasant, SC; father, Chad Carpenter of Norwood; siblings, Chelsey, twins, Bryce and Skyler Rae; maternal grandfather, Albert “Bompo” Gonzales; maternal grandmother Margaret; paternal grandparents, Papa Rick and Marlene. Memorial contributions can be made to Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home to assist with expenses. Online condolences to: www.rogerspickard.com

LAURA REBECCA HALL THOMAS

Laura Rebecca Hall Thomas, 78, of Olivia died Thursday, (02-07-2013) at her home. The funeral was held Sunday, (02-10-2013), at Olivia Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. George Walton presiding.  Burial followed at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas was born inLeeCounty, on February 1, 1935, to the late Peter James Hall and Jennie Belle Cameron Hall.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, A. G. Thomas; a daughter Brenda Thomas and brothers Franklin, Daniel James and John A Hall. She is survived by her son, Larry Thomas of Olivia; daughters, Bonnie Duggan, Dale Spivey, both  of Olivia, Betsy Wells of Sanford; brother, Paul Hall of Thomasville; sisters, Annie Belle Holt of High Point, Shirley Reinert of Thomasville; and five grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM J. DAVIS

William Joseph Davis, 64, died Tuesday, (02-05-2013), atUNCHospital. A memorial service was held Saturday (02-09-2013), at 7 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. Bill was born March 20, 1948, to William and Bertha Casamento Davis inWashington,DC. He graduated from Norwich (NY) High School and attendedMohawkValleyCommunity College. He worked for the past 13 years at the Pittsboro Waste Water Treatment Plant. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Bertha, and a sister Alice Virginia. Survivors include sons, Jason  of North Prairie, WI, Ryan of Madison, WI; brothers, Bernard Davis of Vestal, NY, John Davis of Clifton Park NY; sisters, Mary O’Hearn of Tampa Florida, Barbara Dunning of Weedsport, NY, Gloria Pricci of Sterling VA; and one step-grandson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans are encouraged.

RONALD LEE FENTON

Ronald Lee Fenton, 47, ofSanforddied Sunday, (02-10-2013), at his home. Memorial services were held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Wednesday, (02-13-2013) at 3 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Powers officiating. He was born inColumbia,Missourion May 2, 1965 to Elaine Sexton Biggs of Columbia, Missouri and the late Richard Lee Fenton.  He was an automotive manager for Perry Brothers Tire Service inSanford. Survivors include his wife, Rose Phillips Fenton; mother and step-father, Elaine and Robert Biggs; brother, Rick Fenton of Columbia, MO; sister, DeAnn Fenton Mooney of O’Fallon, IL.; and step-brother, Bobby Biggs of High Rolls, NM. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

NANCY B. NOYES

   Nancy Brown Noyes, 66, of Siler City, died Friday, (02-08-2013) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, (02-11-2013), at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with Rev. Russell Brownsworth officiating. Burial followed at Mt.ZionUnitedMethodistChurch, Bennett. Nancy was a Chatham County native, a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and a retired beautician. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Alice Scott Brown, and brother, Wayne Brown. Survivors include a daughter, Marlo Cox Williams of Siler City; son, Barry James Cox,  of Siler City; sister, Patsey Sanders of Seagrove; brother, Donald R. Brown, of Bennett; and three grandchildren. Make condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Mt Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Brown, 6812 Joe Branson Road, Bennett, NC 27208.

LUCY HELEN WHEELER PHILLIPS

Mrs. Lucy Helen Wheeler Phillips, 89, of Sanford, died Friday, (02-08-2013) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service was held Tuesday, (02-12-2013) at 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. She was born in Franklin County on April 14, 1923 to the late Henry Harvey Wheeler and Lucy Wheeler.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Ernest Bonoster Phillips. Survivors include a son, Ernest Phillips of Sanford; daughters, Beverly Davis of Fayetteville, Peggy Dalghren of Florida; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grand-children. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ETHEL PUGH BALDWIN

Mrs. Ethel Pugh Baldwin of Pittsboro died Sunday, (01-20-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday (01-26-2013) at Mitchell Chapel AMEZ Church, with Rev. James Davis III officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She retired from Boling Chair Company Survivors include her children, Lynn Baldwin, Jr., Herman L. Baldwin, H. Clifton Baldwin, Genis E. Baldwin, Pamela A. Baldwin, Vernon G. Baldwin, Dr. Phillip M. Baldwin, R. Samuel Baldwin; siblings, Virginia Degraffenredt, Mabel Marsh, Odell Pugh, Jr., Ernest Pugh; eight grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

WILMA GRAY BURNS HEARN

Mrs. Wilma Gray Burns Hearn, 85, died Thursday (02-07-2013) at the Laurels of Chatham. The celebration of life services was held at 2 p.m. Sunday (02-10-2013) at Gum Springs Baptist Church, with interment following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hearn was born August 7, 1927 in Chatham County, the daughter of Garland Burns and Kate Brown Burns.  Mrs. Hearn was a homemaker, but had also worked at UNC Hospital, as well as providing home health care. She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include sons, Jerry Long of Chatham County, Stanley Richard Long of Garner, Johnny Allen Hearn of Durham; daughters, Cindy Gray Hearn Wadsworth of Manhattan, KS, Garleen Renee Hearn of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hearn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Graham Garfield Burns, Clayton Brown Burns, David Dodson Burns; sister, Hazel Burns Farrell; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

MARY FLORENCE JOHNSON SCOTT

Mrs.  Mary  Florence Johnson Scott, 87, formerly of  Bear Creek, died Monday, (02-11-2013) at Siler City Center. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, (02-14-2013) at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Don Davis officiating. Mrs. Scott was born in Richmond County and had worked in poultry processing. Survivors include daughters, Edna Conoly of Bear Creek, Emma Smith of Moncure; sons, David Lee Scott of Sanford, Colon Scott, Jr. of Gulf, James Allen Scott of White Hill; eleven grandchildren and  23 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday, (02-13-2013) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel and other times at the home. Offer online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GLORAS HAYES PICKARD

Gloras H. Pickard, 93, entered into eternal rest February 1, 2013. She lived in Siler City since 1957 before moving to Sanford in the late 90s. Her survivors include daughters, Gloras Elizabeth Dawson of Myrtle Beach, SC and Alice Bruton Wieland of North Myrtle Beach, SC. She has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Betty  Hayes and Danny Furr, both in Wilmington. Private memorial services will be held with immediate family at a later date this month. Visit  www.MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.comfor more information.

JOHNSIE BROOKS ELMORE

Johnsie Brooks Elmore, 93, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Elmore was born in Chatham County on April 6, 1919, the daughter of Herbert Lee and Laudis (Fox) Brooks. She was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the WMU. She worked in the cafeteria at Chatham Central High School and had been a cook at Harpers Crossroads Seafood Restaurant. Johnsie enjoyed working in her flowers and spending time at the beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Hoyt Elmore; sons, Joseph D. Elmore and Bobby L. Elmore; her parents; brothers, Everette and Lendon Brooks; sisters, Martha Ann Moffitt and Mattie Lewis Beal. She is survived by one son, Billy H. Elmore and wife, Sara of Siler City; sisters, Bertha B. Dowd of Siler City, Mary Kate B. Gunter of Siler City; brother: Howard Brooks of Siler City; daughter-in-law, Joyce Hash Elmore of Bear Creek; grandsons, Craig, Timmy, Robbie, Richie, Chuck, Anthony and Andy Elmore; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The family received friends Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church, 1278 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Troy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

SARAH FRANCES DIXON WHITE  

Mrs. Sarah Frances Dixon White, 78, of Sanford,  died Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, NC. Mrs. White was born August 17, 1934, in Siler City, to the late Wade and Myrtle Dixon. She was preceded in death by her loving husband MDG (Retired), Charlie Luther White. She is survived by her three daughters, Phyllis Ann Paysour and husband George of Shelby, Deborah Lynne Frazier and husband Chuck of Fayetteville, Sandra Kay Howells and husband Robert of Sanford; three sisters, Laura Carlton of Siler City, Emogene Gaines of Sanford, and Linda Eller of Mount Holly; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City, on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be at Oakley Baptist Church, Siler City, at 11 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013.  Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City.

RACHEL KRISTEN COWETTE

Rachel Kristen Cowette, 37, of Siler City died Monday, February 11, 2013 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Ms. Cowette was born October 13, 1975 in Waterbury, CT and was raised in Thomaston CT until she moved down to North Carolina. She leaves behind two sisters, Amy Tallent of Morganton, Holly Rickman of Siler City; parents, Joseph and Susan Cowette of Siler City; eight nieces and nephews. She attended Litchfield High School, where she received her certificate due to underestimating her abilities to achieve a diploma. She not only went on to get her GED, but also was a few credits short of receiving her Associates in secretarial sciences. She has a sharp wit, ready smile, and a tenacious disposition. She adored her nieces and nephews, and animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her but will be forever remembered by the lessons she taught us all… “Don’t let the world define you, but make up your own definition.” She will have a graveside funeral at the families’ own cemetery with Dr. Eddie McClure officiating. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers and cards, donations be made to Project Proud Families, Inc. (a nonprofit that supports persons with “different abilities”, www.projectproud.org) instead. Address: PPF, Inc., 225 Still Waters Drive, Siler City, NC 27344.

Feb.7, 2013
WILLIAM FRANKLIN “BILL” HERRING

William Franklin “Bill” Herring, 73, of Siler City died Tuesday, (01-29-2013) at his residence. A memorial service was held  Friday, (02-01-2013) at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Mr. Herring was born in Sampson County, September 1, 1939, the son of Autry and Lottie (McLemore) Herring. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where he served on the finance committee. He retired from Southland Life Insurance and became the owner and principal of Chatham-Hackney-Herring Insurance & Real Estate in Siler City. He was a member of the Siler City Rotary Club, served on the Chatham Hospital Board and the Siler City Planning Board. Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Boyd) Herring; sons, Alec Herring, Charles Herring; sister, Margaret H. Raynor; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to West Chatham Food Pantry, 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy, 127 East Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

DAPHNE HAYES MARTINDALE

Ms. Daphne Hayes Martindale, 88, formerly of Robbins died Tuesday, (01-29-2013) at Woodland Hills Care & Rehab inAsheboro. Graveside services were held Friday, (02-01-2013) at 2 p.m. at Mt.ZionUnitedMethodistCemeterywith Robert Scott officiating. Ms. Martindale was aRandolphCounty native and a retired poultry grower. She was a member ofBiblePentecostalHolinessChurch. Survivors include sons, Windol Martindale of Seagrove, Floyd Martindale of Robbins; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grand-children; sisters, Mittie Nall of Robbins, Lillie Kennedy ofAberdeen; and brother, Walter Hayes of Seagrove. Online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

ELEANOR WINTERS WIESNER

Mrs. Eleanor Winters Wiesner, 87, ofBridgewater,Virginia, formerly ofSanford, died Tuesday, (01-29-2013), atBridgewaterRetirementCenter. A graveside service was held Saturday, (02-02-2013), at 10 a.m. atBuffaloCemeterywith Rev. Donald Thompson officiating. Mrs. Wiesner was born May 16, 1925, inWheeling,WVto the late Guy Winters and Elizabeth Roderocker Winters.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Henderson Wiesner. She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Wiesner Angel of Southport, Elizabeth “Beth” Wiesner Hollen ofWaynesboro,VA; sister, Dorothy Coury ofPlymouth,IN; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: www.bridge waterretirement.org Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM DAVID “BILL” HICKS

William David “Bill” Hicks, 72, of Staley, died Wednesday, (01-30-2013) atChathamHospitalinSilerCity. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (02-02-2013), at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, Siler City with  Rev. Scott Faw and Rev. Chris St. Jean officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Bill was a native ofRandolphCounty, a retired truck driver for Allens Hatchery, a member ofMoonsChapelBaptistChurchand a member of the seniors group atBrookdaleBaptistChurch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Artis Scott and James Hoke Hicks, and his brother, Robert Scott Hicks. There are no immediate survivors. Condolences may be made at www.loflinfuneralservice.comMemorials may be made to, Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church,175 Moons Chapel Church Road,Siler City,NC 27344.

LORI GAYLE GREENE BUCKNER

Lori Gayle Greene Buckner, 42, ofSilerCity, died Friday, (01-25-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. The funeral was held Wednesday, (01-30-2013), at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends, with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Buckner was born September 9, 1970, the daughter of Richard and Gayle (Turner) Greene. A native ofCumberlandCounty, she worked in the banking industry and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her husband, B. Henry Buckner; daughter, Mattie Kay Buckner; son, Benjamin H. Buckner, II, both of the home; her parents, Richard and Gayle (Turner) Greene of Carolina Beach; sister, Traci Greene France of Manteo; and brother, Richard Cz Greene, Jr. of Wilmington. The funeral was held Wednesday, (01-30-2013), at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends, with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROSEMARIE “BUNNY” KRISCHAN

Rosemarie  “Bunny” Krischan, 73, ofSilerCitydied Wednesday, (01-30-2013) at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Krischan was born August 24, 1939 of Authur and Stephanie Krischan. She was of the Baptist faith and had worked for a medical office. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Van Parys of Orlando, FL, Deborah Griffin of Siler City; sister, Nancy Polanski of Buffalo, NY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 South Second Avenue,Siler City,NC27344. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

HARVEY LEE STONE, JR.

Mr. Harvey Lee Stone, Jr. of Sanford, died Thursday, (01-31-2013), at UNCHospitalin Chapel Hill.. A graveside service was conducted Monday, (02-04-2013), at 3 p.m. atCenterUnitedMethodistChurchCemetery. Mr. Stone was born June 12, 1940 inPittCounty, to the late Harvey Lee Stone and Doris Mae Worthington Stone. Survivors include a Jerry Lee Stone, a daughter, Karen Stone, both of Sanford; sisters, Peggy Lou Stokes of Ayden, Shirley Boseman of Robersonville, Mary Jane Johnson and Helen Smith, both of Sanford; a brother, Jimmy Lee Stone; and one grandchild. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

MARY B. BARNEY

Mary Alace Belcher Barney, 65, ofSilver Spring,MD, died Wednesday, (01-30-2013) atMedstarMontgomeryMedicalCenterin Olney. Memorial Services will be held at a later date Mary was a native ofDanvilleVA, and retired from the Food Service Industry. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert William Martin, Sr. and her parents, Robert Lee and Edith Doris Ingle Belcher. Survivors include a daughter, Sam Martin of Franklinville; sons, Robert William Martin, Jr. ofJacksonville,FL, Terry Warren Martin of Robbins, Gary Mack Marin ofAsheboro, Dale Anthony Martin ofJacksonville,FL; and two grandchildren. Make condolences to: www.loflinfuneralservice.com (Ramseur).

PEGGY LOU COGGINS MORRIS

Mrs. Peggy Lou Coggins Morris, 65, ofSanford,N.C., died Saturday, (02-02-2013) atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst. A memorial service was held Wednesday, (02-06-2012), at 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. H. Wayne Schlink officiating.  The family received friends following the service. Mrs. Morris was born on June 22, 1947, in Lee County, to the late Roy Albert Coggins and Virginia Adams Coggins.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Coggins.  She retired as an accounts receivable and payroll clerk. Survivors include sons, Steven Wayne Howard of Siler City, Mark Morris of Broadway; daughter, Michelle Farnsworth of Cameron; sisters, Frances Howell of Kentucky, Joyce Cameron of Sanford; and twelve grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ESTELLA DELOIS RODGERS ALSTON

Estella Delois Rodgers Alston was remembered with a celebration of life service. Mrs. Alston was born February 20, 1952, the daughter of the late Charlie P. Rodgers, Sr. and H. Euphenia Strickland Rodgers. She attended Chatham High School and graduated from Jordan-Matthews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Howard Alston. Survivors include children, Lorita A. Lawson of Sanford, Larry Anthony Alston of Louisville, KY; mother, Euphenia S. Rodgers of Siler City; sister, Doris Belton of Pleasant Garden; brothers, Charlie Rodgers, Jr. of Greensboro, Howard of Richmond, VA, Leroy and Bobby of Siler City, Haywood and Robert;  two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

HARRY C. JOHNSON

Mr. Harry Cleveland Johnson died. Funeral services were held with Pastor Jerry A. Dowdy officiating. Interment followed in New Zion Church Cemetery, Robbins. He was born in Moore County, February 21, 1952 to the late Joseph and Estella Johnson. He attended Moore County Schools, served in the U.S. Army and retired from Norfolk & Southern Railroad. Survivors include in wife, Edna Pauline Johnson; son, Tracy Lamont Johnson; daughters, Tasha Nichole Johnson of Durham, Taresha Patrice Johnson of Winston-Salem; sisters, Linda Chisholm of High Falls, Shelby McKeithen of Vass, Geniece Powell, Camilla Marsh, Dequilla Spencer, all of Robbins; brothers, Jeffery Johnson, Ricky Johnson, both of Seagrove; and three grandsons.

MATTIE FREEMAN BROWN

Mrs. Mattie Beatrice Shehan Freeman Brown, 94, of Ramseur, died Sunday, (02-03-2013), at The Randolph Hospice House. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, (02-08-2013), at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Harvell officiating.  Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro. A native of McDowell County, Mrs. Brown was born January 15, 1919, the daughter of the late Samuel Tilden Shehan and Rissie Elizabeth Wallace Shehan. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church in Seagrove and worked at G.E.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Freeman; son, Curtis Freeman, Jr.; and four grandchildren. Survivors include daughters, Janet Johnson of Asheboro, Joanne F. Peterson, of Ramseur; son, Boyd Freeman, of Seagrove; sister, Betty S. Garner of Asheboro; eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, (02-07-2013) at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home of Joanne Peterson. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.  Tributes may be sent to the family at www.ridgefuneralhome.com

ROGER EARLE ROYS

May 31, 1927  – January 29, 2013

  Adoring husband of Ruth K. Roys, proud and loving father of Dr. Lynda Heymen, Jeffrey D. Roys, grandfather of Liza L. Roys and Joseph P. Roys, their mother Lisa L. Roys and son-in-law Dr. Steve Heymen Known as a man of great integrity. Noted for his flying service with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Navy and 32 year engineering career with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. Donations to: Haw River Assembly, P.O. Box 187, Bynum, NC 27228  www.hawriver.org   (919) 542-5790

WILFRED DAFFRON LINDLEY

Goldsboro – Wilfred Daffron Lindley, 82, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton. Mr. Lindley was born in Chatham County on February 21, 1930 to the late Leverett and Dixie Woody Lindley. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Lindley retired from Americal Corporation and was an avid fisherman and wood worker. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Bryant and husband Nick of Kinston, Dawn Crumpler and husband Steve of Goldsboro; one brother, Lester Lindley and wife Jean of Knightdale; one sister, Virginia Buckner and husband Bobby of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Jason Bryant and wife Kellan and Will Bryant, all of Kinston, Derek Crumpler of Colorado and Adam Crumpler of Goldsboro; a great-grandson, Conner Bryant of Kinston; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Pam Howard, Pearl Hinson, Shirley Cooksey and Ernestine Hardee. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lindley was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jessie Thrift Lindley, who passed away January 20, 2013 and his brother, Donnie Lindley. The family received friends Tuesday evening, February 5, 2013 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home of his daughter, Dawn Crumpler. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be directed to Hanks Chapel Christian Church, 125 Hanks Loop Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Light a candle at www.howellfuneral.com

Jan. 31, 2013
JOE HOLLIS FREEMAN

Joe Hollis Freeman, 69, of Goldston died Tuesday, (01-22-2013) at his residence. The funeral was held Friday, (01-25-2013) at 11 a.m., at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Freeman was born inBarrow County,Georgia, June 8, 1943, the son of Willie “Buster” H. and Lattrell “Polly” (Smith) Freeman. He was a Baptist by faith and a retired machine operator with Tracor Aerospace. After retirement he worked for the Sanford Herald. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vanetta F. Johnson. He is survived by one daughter, Stephanie F. Arnold of Max Meadows, VA; sons, Joe “Joey” H. Freeman, II of Fayetteville, William “Will” Freeman of Buies Creek, Brian Freeman of Mays Landing NJ; sister, Vickie F. Millenbaugh of Goldston; brother, Barry Eugene Freeman of Sanford; nine grandchildren, and one step-great-grand-daughter. Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 South Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 or Chatham County Council on Aging 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

IRIS GRAVES PARNELL

Mrs. Iris Graves Parnell, 80, of Ramseur, died Thursday, (01-24-2013). Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, (01-27-2013), atRamseurWesleyanChurchwith Rev. Tim Butcher, Rev. Leon Thompson and Rev. Gary Moger officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was born November 3, 1932 inMontgomeryCountyto the late Samuel Richard Graves and Lucy Lucas Graves. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Parnell. Survivors include children, Jo Ann P. Braxton of Ramseur, Mickey Parnell  ofHenderson, Eddie Parnell  of Ramseur and Sharon P. Richardson of Shallotte; nine  grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Ramseur Wesleyan Church,2038 Leonard Street,Ramseur NC 27316 or Faith Christian School,5449 Brookhaven Road,RamseurNC27316. Send tributes to:  www.ridge funeralhome.com 

WILBERT HAITH

Wilbert Haith, 80, of  SilerCity, died Friday, (01-25-2013). The funeral was held Sunday, (01-27-2013) at 3 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church, with Rev. Joseph Parks and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Haith was born in Chatham County on September 14, 1932, the son of Allen L. and Anna Betty (Thomas) Haith. Wilbert was a member of Center United Methodist Church. He was the former owner/operator of S & H Oil Company, a cattle farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Annie Ruth Eubanks and one brother, Lee Haith. He is survived by his wife, Nellie (Scott) Haith; one son, Randy Haith ofCharlotte; and one brother, A. Junior Haith of Snow Camp. Memorials may be made to a church of donor’s choice or Community Home Care and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC27344. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

CAROLYN  B. MOORE

Carolyn Brown Moore, 56, of Bennett, died Friday, (01-25-2013) at Peak Resources-Pinelake in Carthage. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (01-29-2013), at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. Carolyn was a native of Chatham County, a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Diffie and Dorothy Brown, brothers, Tides Ray Brown and William Wilse Brown. Surviving is a daughter, Amanda Moore Boggs of Lakeview; sisters, Eva Mae Brown, Nora Lee Ellis, both of Bennett; and a grandchild. Make condolences at: www.loflinfuneralservice.com

      JESSIE WADDELL WINSTEAD

Mrs. Jessie Waddell Winstead, 88, of Sanford, died Friday, (01-25-2013), at CentralCarolinaHospital.   Graveside services were held Monday, (01-28-2013), at 2 p.m. atBuffaloCemeterywith Rev. Gilbert McDowell officiating Mrs. Winstead was born October 2, 1924, inHarnettCounty, to the late Alexander Waddell and Ruberta Cameron Waddell.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Evander C. Winstead; brothers, Bailey Waddell, Walter Waddell, Theodore “Ted” Waddell, John Waddell; and sisters, Alice Garner and Lilla Blue. She was a graduate ofBenhavenHigh Schooland a member ofJonesboroHeightsBaptistChurch.  She was co-owner and operator of Winstead’s Grocery. There are no immediate survivors. Send condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

SPENCER BAXLEY GIBSON

Mr.  Spencer Baxley Gibson, 60 of Sanford, died Sunday, (01-27-2013).   Funeral services were held Tuesday, (01-29-2013), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hunter Preston officiating.  Burial followed atJonesboroCemetery. Mr. Gibson was born September 30, 1952, inLeeCounty, to the late Allen Eugene Gibson and Sue Efird Gibson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Gibson. He had worked at Goodwin Trucking Company. Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Gibson; a brother, Bill Gibson, both ofSanford; and one grandchild. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Sue Gibson Nursing Scholarship in care of CCCC Foundation,Kelly Drive,Sanford,NC or the American Cancer Society.

DEBRA LYNN MORA BLICKENSTAFF

Debra Lynn Mora Blickenstaff, 54, of Pittsboro died (01-28-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. At Debra’s request, cremation will take place with services that will be private. ASandusky,Ohionative, Debra was born March 3, 1958 to Frank and Wylea Mora.   She operated a home day care. Surviving are her husband, Larry; her daughter, Misty Green ofHixon,TN; three grandchildren; and her brother, David Mora. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.

LOUISE ADELINE LANNING MORRISON

Mrs. Louise Adeline Lanning Morrison, 102, formerly ofShelby, died Saturday, (01-25-2013) atPittsboroChristianVillage. A memorial service will be held in the chapel ofPittsboroChristianVillageon Saturday, (02-02-2013) at 2:30 p.m.  Visitation will be at 1:45 PM. Mrs. Morrison was born nearAsheville, on July 7, 1910,   the daughter of Lucius Alexander Lanning and Rachel Patton Lanning. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Morrison, her parents, and siblings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to thePittsboroChristianVillage. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

THOMAS C. ALSTON, JR.

Thomas C.  “Cut” Alston, Jr, ofCary, died Sunday (01-27-2013). A memorial service will be held at Apex United Methodist Church, Thursday, (01-31-2013) at 2 p.m.. Tom was born to Thomas Cheatham and Mitty Y. Alston inLouisburg, May 22, 1927. He was a veteran of the U S Army, attended LouisburgCollege, and was a graduate ofEast Carolina Teachers College. He held an M.Ed. from UNC Chapel Hill. He was a teacher and principal in Chatham and WakeCounty. He joined the N.C. State Board of Education in 1968 where he was a supervisor of teacher allotment until his retirement. He was a long time volunteer at the Dorcas Ministries of Cary. He was predeceased by his wife, Christine S. Alston and two sisters, Viola A. Mangum and Jennie A. Watson. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment will follow at a later date inSilerCity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Apex United Methodist Church,100 South Hughes St.,Apex,NC. 27502; or the  Dorcas Ministries Building Fund,187 High House Road,Cary,NC. 27511.

MICHAEL RICHARD KUZMA

Michael Richard Kuzma, 65, ofAsheboro, died Thursday, (01-24-2013) at UNC Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Kuzma was born May 11, 1947 in Johnson City, NY. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Kuzma; daughters, Nicole L. Conners ofAsheboro, Carrie Kuzma ofScottsville,NY;  mother, Helen Kuzma, ofAsheboro; sister, Deanne M. Moran ofGeneva,FL; brother,  Dr. Gary R. Kuzma ofGreensboro, and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Kuzma. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

THEODORE JACKSON HAYES

Mr. Theodore Jackson Hayes, 75, of Goldston died Sunday, (01-13-2013) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. Funeral services were held Thursday (01-17-2013) atRobertsChapelBaptistChurchwith Rev. Harvey Alston officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A member of Roberts Chapel Church, he served as trustee, church clerk, and on the usher board. He was a member of Goldston Star Lodge #684, Morning Star Chapter #594, and was employed with Norfolk and Southern. Survivors include son, Ralph Hayes of Atlanta,GA, Robert Hayes of Denver,CO; daughters, Kimberly Hayes-Allen, Joy Hayes, both of Greensboro; stepmother, Arletha M. Lash; stepdaughter, Denise Turner Farar; brother, Everett Louis Hayes of Goldston; sister, Ida Griffin of Greensboro; and nine grandchildren.

BESSIE MAE ALSTON SCURLOCK

Mrs. Bessie Mae Alston Scurlock, 83, of Pittsboro died Thursday (01-17-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday (01-22-2013) at Alston Chapel U.H.Church with Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Scurlock was a member ofAlstonChapelU.H.Church. She had worked for Mathiesen Clinic and Joint Orange-Chatham Community Action. Surviving are sons, Timothy Scurlock, Adrian Scurlock, both of Pittsboro; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; borther, Edward Alston of Pittsboro; sisters, Mary Henry Farrar, Patricia Ann Alston, both of Pittsboro, and Elrita Rodgers of Greensboro.

WILLIAM LOGAN HONAKER

William Logan Honaker, 59 ofSanford, died Sunday (01-27-2013) inPrinceton,KY. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (01-31-2013) at the Smith Funeral Home in Moncure with Rev.GarlandSmith officiating. Burial will follow in theMoncureUnitedMethodistChurchcemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. He was a veteran of the US Army and a truck driver with Lumbee Trucking. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda Cadero. Survivors include his wife, Lola Saunders Honaker ofSanford; daughters, daughters, Heather Honaker of Southern Pines, Therresa Honaker ofMaryland, Danielle Honaker ofMaryland; stepchildren, Brenda Kathleen Raper ofSanford, Theresa Bass ofLiberty; sister, Linda Duncan ofAberdeen; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials donations be made to Smith Funeral Home,PO Box 138,Moncure, NC 27559 for funeral expenses.

MARY ISABELLE  FERGUSON FOWLER 

Mary Isabelle Ferguson Fowler, 85, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. She was born December 4, 1927 inChathamCountyto the late Isaac Minter “Ike” and Labaron Josephine Ferguson. She loved her children and grandchildren. Mary loved her church, Nashville United Methodist, gardening, flowers and cooking. She spent most of her life attending to her late husband Joe William “Buddy” Fowler. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David Fowler, sister, Louise Fowler, and a brother, Junior Ferguson. She leaves to cherish her memory, two children, Anne Fowler Watkins (Joe) of Florence, SC, Ike Fowler (Leigh) of Nashville; two sisters, Nelle Decker of Binghamton, NY, Nancy F. Harris of Siler City;  brother, Tommy Ferguson of Siler City; five grandchildren, Brooke Watkins, Erin Watkins Johnson, Hope Fowler Bailey, Jody Fowler,  Brian Fowler, three great-grandchildren, Dalton Bailey, Lauren Marie Bailey and Isabelle Parks Johnson. Memorial services were held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church with Pastor Ralph A. Brown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the to the Alzheimer’s Association at3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100,Raleigh,NC27612; orNashvilleUnitedMethodistChurch,209 East Washington Street,Nashville,NC. On-line condolences may be sent to the Fowler family by visiting:  www.cornerstonefun eralhomeandcremations.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations,1052 South First Street,Nashville,NC 27856; or Original Free Will Baptist Church,3745 Ormondsville Road,  Ayden, NC28513.

JOHN WILLIS “BILLY” HATLEY

Mr. John Willis “Billy” Hatley, 82, ofOrange Grove RoadinChapel Hill, peacefully passed away January 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Hatley was born inChathamCountyon December 24, 1930, the son of the late John Manley Hatley and Pauline Lassiter Hatley. Through a chance meeting in a taxicab, Billy gazed upon the former Daisy Mae Hunt and was certain that it was “love at first sight.” Billy was a hard working plumber who retired from Knight Construction.  Billy had a penchant for eating sweets, playing cards and listening to bluegrass music. Some of his favorite television past-times were watching westerns or wrestling matches.  On any given day, you might find Billy hanging out at Al’s Garage and it was a rare occasion that he was apart from his cat, Tifa. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Daisy Hatley; two daughters, Vickie Ann Hatley and her husband, Rex, of Georgia,  Deborah Lynn Hatley of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, Richard Brown, Crystal Waddell,  Teresa Tackett and six great-grand-children, Kevin, Michael, Devin, Hailey, William and Tinsley.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatley was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Meacham and his grandson, Michael Brown. The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pittsboro,  with Pastor John Covington and Rev. Gail Smith of UNC Hospice, officiating. The family received friends at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. Arrangements for Mr. John “Billy” Hatley were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

FAY RAY McLAUGHLIN

Faye Ray McLaughlin, 73, of1013 Candlewood Circle,SilerCity, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at home. Mrs. McLaughlin was born August 17, 1939, the daughter of John Van and Mary Gertrude (Harris) Ray. A native ofChathamCounty, Faye worked as a reception-PBX operator atChathamHospitaland was a member ofFirstUnitedMethodistChurch. She was preceded in death by her father, John Van Ray, and husbands, Bobby Clark and R. D. Dorsett. She is survived by her husband, Daffy McLaughlin; sons, Donald and wife, Dela Clark of Snow Hill, Gerald and wife, Javetta Clark of Bear Creek; mother, Mary Gertrude (Harris) Ray of Siler City; sister, Brenda Saunders of Staley, step-daughter, Kathy and husband, Tim Gardner of Greensboro; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Monday, January 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,  January 29, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Jim Whitaker officiating. Burial followed inOakwoodCemetery,SilerCity. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church,1101 West Raleigh Street, P. O. Box 212,SilerCity, N C 27344 or to Hospice of Alamance & Caswell Counties,914 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC27215.

EDWARD PETER KOLPACK

  Edward  Kolpack, 81, of SilerCity and most currently of Hampstead,NC, died Friday, January 18, 2013 in New Hanover Regional Hospital,Wilmington, of complications following a heart attack.. A service of remembrance was held at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kolpack was born May 1, 1931 inTrenton, NJ. He was one of six children born to Carl and Veronica Kolpack. He served in the Sea Bee’s (Navy) for four years and later along with this wife, owned and managed a building/contracting business in New Jersey, beginning in 1956. In 1973, he along with the family moved to the Siler City area. He and his wife continued the business until retirement in 2002. Mr. Kolpack enjoyed the coast and moved to Pender County in 2010. He lived with his dogs, Sunny and Clipper. Mr. Kolpack is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Kolpack; daughter, Linda C. Kolpack-Martindale and two grandsons, Lane and Preston Martindale, all of Siler City. He is also survived by his brother Albert Kolpack, several nieces and nephews and sister-in-laws, all of NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Chatham Food Pantry,126 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344, or Chatham Cares Pharmacy,127 East Raleigh Street, Siler City,NC27344. Send condolences to Gloria Kolpack, c/o Linda Kolpack-Martindale,1007 Wrenn Smith Road, Siler City,NC 27344.

JERRY RAY BROWN

Jerry Ray Brown, 53, of Ramseur died at his residence. Mr. Brown was born inChathamCountyon May 31, 1959 the son of Fields Freeman and Betty Ann (Beal) Brown. He was a 1978 graduate ofChathamCentralHigh Schooland had been employed at Ramtex in the supply room. Jerry never met a stranger. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don (Magic) Brown. He is survived by one son, Kenneth R. Brown and wife, Heather of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Joan B. Cockman and husband, Mike of Franklinville, Doan B. Clark and husband, Vernon of Siler City; twin brother, Terry Brown and wife, Annette of Franklinville; brother, Todd Brown and wife, Amy of Bear Creek; granddaughters, Raylyn, Aurora, Temperance;  and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City,  and other times at the home of Doan and Vernon Clark, 1002 Parkwood Drive, Siler City. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edward Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online  condolences may be made at      www.pughfuneral home.com.

CECILIA RENEE PRITCHARD DOUGLAS
MADISON RENEE DOUGLAS
RYLEE CAROL DOUGLAS

Cecilia Renee Douglas, 33, Madison Renee Douglas, 4, and Rylee Carol Douglas, 3, of Immokalee, formerly of Eustis, FL passed away due to an automobile accident that occurred on Monday, January 21, 2013. Cecilia was born in SilerCity, and was a graduate of North Greenville University where she majored in Mass Communications, Christian Studies, and Childhood Development. While at Greenville, she was a Cheerleading Coach, University Student Activities Director and on the Annual Staff. Dr. Catherine Cook Sepko of NGU wrote, “When she was the editor of the 2001 Aurora, she penned words that have now proven to be prophetic. As she closed the editor’s closing letter, she wrote, “Always seek His face and appreciate each day. Your days are numbered and will most certainly pass in the blink of an eye.” She moved to Eustis in 2006 from South Carolina and was the Children’s Minister at Bay Street Baptist Church. She and Nathan Douglas married and started their family. Madison was born in 2008 and Rylee in 2010. The family moved to Immokalee in 2010. Cecilia was co-manager at an Ann Taylor Factory Store in Sunrise, FL while Nathan is a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer.  They were all members of the First Baptist Church of Mount Dora. Cecilia and the girls are survived by husband and father, Nathaniel M. Douglas; Cecilia’s parents, Jimmy (Rita) Pritchard of Piedmont, SC, and Priscilla (Frankie) Thompson of Liberty; Nathan’s parents, Mark and Karen Douglas of Tavare, FL. Cecilia’s brothers, Matthew (Deedee) Pritchard of Pelzer, SC, Ryan Gromlovits of Orlando, FL;  Cecilia’s sisters, Mackenzie (Matthew) Carrier of Wilmington, Stephanie Thompson of Siler City; Cecilia’s local uncles and aunts: Jim (Ruth) Brewer, H.L. (Betty) Brewer of Bear Creek, Robert (Hazel) Brewer of Asheboro; Ann Thrift, Joan (Russell) Webster, Merlyn (Larry) Moody of Siler City, Judy (James) Freeman of Pleasant Garden; Cecilia’s niece and nephew, Isabella and Bolton Pritchard;  numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Service for the three was held at First Baptist Church,Mount Dora,FL on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2 p.m.. Interment followed at Lakeside Memory Gardens, Eustis,FL.The family received friends from 12 till 2 p.m. prior to the service. A celebration of their lives will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church,Airport Road, Bear Creek with the Rev. Alan Stanley officiating.

KATHRYN ANNE MARSH

On Friday, January 25, 2013 Little Miss Kathryn Anne Marsh became an angel with God. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Ken McFadden and Leslie Marsh; four brothers, Tristan, Trevor, Tatum and Tanner; grandparents, Edd and Gaylene Marsh; lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service was held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 PEGGY LAVERNE BURKE

Peggy Laverne Burke transformed to her most Divine Dimension of God and Light on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Her Love of Life and Peace will be forever reflected in her sculpture and paintings.  To learn more about her Life, please visit her website: www.peggyburke.com. Peggy is predeceased by her parents, Johnie and Elsie Burke of Pittsboro.  She will be remembered lovingly by family and friends.    Peggy received wonderful care over the years from her primary physician Elizabeth R. Vaughan, MD, Verra Springs Assisted Living,Woodland Place and from her last home at Golden Living, all ofGreensboro. Arrangements will be handled by Hall-Wynne in Pittsboro.   She will be buried next to her parents in a graveside ceremony at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, at 11 a.m., February 2, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ or to any of the wonderful organizations helping animals.

CLARENCE WAYNE HATLEY

Clarence Wayne Hatley, age 75, of Pittsboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the home of his daughter inNorth Charleston,SC. A native ofChathamCounty, he was born on November 4, 1937, the son of the late Clarence Leo Hatley and Lollie Hobby. Two brothers, Thomas William Hatley and Larry Cheek Hatley, preceded him in death. Described by many as a “good friend,” he loved to help people in practical ways and did so selflessly. He enjoyed being outside and gardening. Mechanically gifted, he was a master craftsman. Vocationally, he worked in HVAC, retiring from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools after 25+ years of service in 2001. Survivors include daughter, Wanda Hatley Litchenberg (Jeff) of North Charleston, SC and her mother, Carolyn Mishoe Hatley; two sisters, Sara Ann Oakley of Chapel Hill,  Rena Hatley Perry (Clyde) of Pittsboro; sister-in-law, Jane Neville Hatley of Chapel Hill; one niece, three nephews, four great-nieces and five great-nephews. A graveside service honoring Mr. Hatley will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3 p.m. atMount PleasantUnitedMethodistChurch,269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro. Following the service, friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to your local hospice (www.hospicefoundation.org) or the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home inCharleston,SC and Hall-Wynne – Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro  are assisting the Hatley Family. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”.

THOMAS R. “FUZZ” CULBERSON

Thomas R. “Fuzz” Culberson, 55, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his residence onSiler City-Snow Camp Road. He was preceded in death by his father, Hoyle H. Culberson. Survivors include his wife, Marcie Culberson; his mother, Josephine Culberson; sister, Jane Gray and husband, Ike; nephew, Daniel W. Gray and wife, Shannon; and lifelong friend, Tony Allred. Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of N.C.

Jan. 24, 2013
JAMES DOYLE PERRY

James Doyle Perry, 62, ofSilerCitydied Tuesday, (01-15-2013) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Mr. Perry was born in ChathamCountyon May 1, 1950, the son of Vance and Cara (Campbell) Perry. He was employed as a truck driver, transporting heavy equipment. Survivors include daughters, Robin Perry of Shreveport, LA, Michelle Perry Iott of Bennettsville, SC; brother, Van Perry; half-sisters, Estelle Bowers of Siler City, Dellene Long of Aurora, Cleo Telas of Albuquerque, NM; and one grandson. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HOWARD CALDWELL

Howard Caldwell 77, ofSilerCitydied Saturday, (01-19-2013) atSilerCityCare & RehabilitationCenter No services are planned at this time. Mr. Caldwell was born April 6, 1935, the son of Lee and Susie (Sweeden) Caldwell. Howard was a native of Chatham County and had worked in the poultry industry in the sanitizing department. He is survived by his sisters Judy Lineberry of Siler City, Ann Worley Roberts of Weaverville; brothers, Walter Francis Caldwell and Charles Caldwell, both of Siler City.

JAMES CRAWFORD, LANE, SR.

Mr. James Crawford Lane, Sr., 87, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (01-19-2013) at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (01-26-2013) at Bynum United Methodist Church with Pastor Gina Barrow presiding.  Military honors will be offered at the conclusion of the service. Mr. Lanewas born in Vass, November 16, 1925, the son ofBenjamin Franklin LaneandEleecy Stutts Lane.  He served our country in the US Navy during World War II, and was the owner/operator of Lane & Clegg Body Shop.  A former Boy Scout leader, he was a member of the Bynum Ruritan Club, andBynumUnitedMethodistChurch, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Whitaker Lane; sons, Jimmy Lane and Douglas Lane, both of Pittsboro; daughter, Susan Lane of Sanford; sisters, Johnsie Gaines of Siler City, Eloise Todd of West Virginia, and Peggy Holshauser of Gulf;  six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren Friends may visit with the family for a reception at the Bynum Ruritan Club building following the service. Memorials may be sent to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

FRANKIE MAE GLOSSON

Frankie Mae Glosson, 81, died Sunday (01-18-2013). A service of remembrance was held Friday (01-20-2013) at 2 p.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Glosson was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Campbell. She was also preceded in death by  sisters Maude, Maxine, Peggy, and husbands, Lee Triplett and Franklin Glosson,. Her sister, Dorthy Hartley survives,  as well as five children, Carol Paisley, Kenneth Triplett, Ronald Triplett, Lynn Rich, Tim Glosson;  nine grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands, 1001 Corporate Drive,HillsboroughNC27278. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com

ROCHELLE WILLIAMS WALKER

Rochelle Williams Walker, 88, died Friday, (01-18-2013)  at Parkview Retirement Home inSanford. Funeral services were held Sunday, (01-20-2013), at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gilbert McDowell officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Walker was born inLeeCounty.  She retired from W. Koury Company, Carnes Corporation and Wal-Mart.  She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a youth leader for several years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tan L. Walker; parents, Richard Wilton and Leacy Joyner Williams; brothers, Wilbur, Herbert, Barden, Joyner Williams and  sisters, Annie Stone and Florene White. Survivors include a brother, Richard M Williams of Concord; sisters, Pauline Cox of Sanford, Frances Spivey of Sanford, Clara Dean and Eula Belle Dickens of Broadway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,5422 St. Andrews Church Rd,Sanford,NC 27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ANN POOLE KIRKMAN SMITH

Ann Poole Kirkman Smith, 74, of West Third Street, Siler City died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.Mrs. Smith was born in Randolph County on January 25, 1938, the daughter of Ray and Inez (Cain)Poole. She was of the Baptist Faith. Ann had worked as a waitress at the Copper Penny and Brownie Lu restaurants. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Smith; one daughter, Debbie Johnson and fiance’, Rick Lehman of Newcomers Town, OH;  son, Gary Kirkman and wife, Margaret of Goldston; three sisters, Jean Cheek and husband, Charles of Greensboro, Denise Watkins and husband, Gary of China Grove, Pam Kolln of Randleman; and grandsons, Justin Johnson and Paxton Kirkman. The family  received friends Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11  a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Patrick Fuller officiating. In lieu of flowers, 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.

MICHAEL EDWARD MOODY

Michael Edward Moody, 60, ofSanford, passed away on January 19, 2013 at his home after a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Moody was born December 28, 1952 inGuilford County,NCto the late Charlie and Mary Moody.  He had a true, love for baseball.  Michael was also a member ofCumnockBaptistChurch.  He was employed with JT Davenport and Sons for many years.  He will be missed by his family that he loved so much. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Holt Moody; three daughters, Angie Moody Stone and husband Andy, Jennifer Moody,  Jessica Moody Cox and husband Shawn, all of Sanford; one brother, Howard Moody and  wife Teresa;  three grandchildren, Austin Stone, Andy Stone, Jr. and Colton Cox. A visitation was held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home.  A funeral service was held  Wednesday  at 1 p.m. atRivesChapelBaptistChurch.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,1836 Doctors DriveSanford,NC27330or Cumnock Baptist Church, 477 Cumnock RoadSanford, NC27330. Online condolences may be left at: www.millerbolesfun eralhome.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford handled the arrangements.

JESSIE THRIFT LINDLEY

Jessie Thrift Lindley, 84, ofGoldsboropassed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 atKittyAskinsHospiceCenter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory inGoldsboro.  The family received friends following the service and other times at the home of her daughter, Dawn Crumpler.  Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. atEvergreenMemorialCemeteryinPrinceton. Mrs. Lindley was born in Chatham County and retired from Belk Tyler.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Thrift; a brother, Everett Thrift; sisters, Elsie Burke, Thelma Poole and Colleen Petty. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred Daffron Lindley of 62 years; daughters, Pamela Bryant and husband, Nick of Kinston, Dawn Crumpler and husband, Steve of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jason Bryant and wife, Kellan and Will Bryant, all of Kinston, Derek Crumpler of Colorado and Adam Crumpler of Goldsboro; a great-grandson, Conner Bryant of Kinston; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Pam Howard, Pearl Hinson, Shirley Cooksey, Annette Mitchell and Ernestine Hardee. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be directed to Kitty Askins Hospice Center,107 Handley Park Court,Goldsboro, NC27534. Light a candle at www.howellfuneral.com.

Jan. 17, 2013
GENEVA HUNSAKER METCALF

Mrs. Geneva Hunsaker Metcalf, 70, of Sanford died on Tuesday, (01-08-2013). The funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Keffer officiating.  Burial followed atBuffaloCemetery. Mrs. Metcalf was born on April 14, 1942, in Oceana, West Virginiato the late James and Evelyn Brown Hunsaker.  She was a well-known artist in the  Sanfordarea. She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Metcalf House of Franklinton: a son, Ed Metcalf of Apex; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to The  American Cancer Society, 8300HealthPark,Suite10,Raleigh,N.C.  27615; or toCarolinaAnimal Rescue & Adoption (C.A.R.A.),P.O. Box 2642,Sanford,N.C.  27331. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

BOBBY KNOX HOLT

  Bobby Knox Holt of Pittsboro died Tuesday (01-08-2013) atUNCHospital. A celebration of life service  was held Friday, (01-13-2013), at 3 p.m. at Brown’sChapelUnitedMethodistChurch, with burial following in the church cemetery. Mr. Holt was born December 19, 1941 inDurhamto James Chesley Holt and Jessie Belle Seymour Holt of Chatham County. He was a tobacco farmer in his early life, and later sold autos in several locations. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Chesley Holt, Jr., and a granddaughter, Savannah Holt. Surviving is his wife, Donna Lutterloh Holt; a daughter, Lou Holt Byrd; a son, Van Holt; siblings, W. Seymour Holt, Marian Howard “Pete” Holt, Sylvia Butler, Hilda Gardner; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial gifts are suggested to Brown’s Chapel Building Fund, c/o Teresa Martin,138 Marshall Rd.,Pittsboro,NC27312, Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

HOWARD THOMAS “DODE” MARTIN

Howard Thomas “Dode” Martin, 81, of Goldston died Wednesday, (01-09-2013) atSilerCityCenter. A graveside service was held Saturday, (01-12-2013) at 2 p.m. at HickoryGroveBaptistChurchCemetery, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Mr. Martin was born inRockinghamCounty on March 31, 1931, the son of Drewry and Molly (Watkins) Martin. He was a member ofHickoryGroveBaptistChurch, and had worked in construction as a brick mason and was a farmer. Survivors include five sisters, Louise M. Andrews, Margaret M Brown, Margie M. Kivett, all ofSilerCity, Betty M. Thomas ofGreensboro, and Peggy M. Pickett ofKemah,TX. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT “WAYNE” REYNOLDS

Mr. Robert “Wayne” Reynolds, 52, ofCarthage, passed away Tuesday, (01-08-2013) at his home. A celebration of life was held Thursday, (01-10-2013) at 3 p.m. atEmmanuelBaptistChurchwith Pastor David Reynolds officiating. Waynewas born in Pinehurst on March 31, 1960 to Robert Stoman Reynolds and Anniebell Cook Frye. He had been employed with Ithaca Industries in Robbins and Sanford Contracting. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Stoman Reynolds. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Stumpf Reynolds of Carthage; daughter, Holly R. Reynolds of Aberdeen; son, R. Chad Reynolds of PA; his mother, Anniebell Cook Frye; sisters, Lisa Volk, Robin Frye, both of Carthage; and brother, Jonathan Frye of Carthage. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation,150 Applecross Road,PinehurstNC28374. Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH P. “JOE” COLEMAN

Mr. Joseph P. “Joe” Coleman, 60, of Broadway, died Friday, (01-11-13), atUNCHospitalinChapel Hill. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Joe was born on May 29, 1952, inColumbusCounty.   He was employed as a Maintenance Engineer for UNC Co-Generation Facilities.  Joe also served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lettie and Odell Coleman; brothers, Ross Coleman and James Coleman. Survivors include his wife Deborah; son, Shane Coleman; one  granddaughter, two step-grandchildren;  sisters, Clara Mae Simmons, Shirley Long; brother, Richard Coleman, all of Whiteville;  . Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ELI RONALD “JOHN” LAMBERT

Mr. Eli Ronald “John” Lambert 66, of Robbins passed (01-10-2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, (01-14-2013) at 2 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel with Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating. Burial followed at AcornRidgeBaptistChurchCemetery. Mr. Lambert was a Moore County native and the son of the late Ervin and Mozelle Lambert. Survivors include brothers, Oscar Lambert, Carvin Lambert, both of Robbins; sisters, Marilynn Jones ofPennsylvania, and Shirley Williams of Seagrove. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

CLARA DELOIS ALSTON

Clara Delois Alston, 59, of Pittsboro died Tuesday, (01-08-2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Friday (01-11-2013) atAlstonChapelUnitedHolyChurchwith Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Ms. Alston was a graduate ofNorthwoodHigh Schooland UNC Chapel Hill. She worked for Chatham-Lee Credit for 30 years. She was a member ofAlstonChapelUnitedHolyChurchwhere she was  chairman of the board of trustees and co-chairman of the finance committee. Survivors include her mother, Leomie Lee; son, Morrison Alston Neville, both of the home; stepchildren, Dana and Veta Neville of Hillsborough; sister, Ella Mae Allen of Pittsboro; brothers, Gene A. Alston of Pittsboro, Pearlie Alston, Jr., and Ernest L. Alston of Fayetteville.

FRANK HENRY ALSTON

Mr. Frank Henry Alston, 68, of Pittsboro died Wednesday (01-09-2013) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. The funeral service was held Sunday (01-13-2013) at 3 p.m. atMitchellChapelAMEZionChurch, with Rev. Anthony Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Alston was  born inChathamCounty,  May 27, 1944, the son of the late Henry G. Alton and Lillie Burnett. He was a graduate ofHortonHigh School, retired from the University of North Carolina Athletic Department and Central Carolina Bank. Survivors include his wife, Mary Pattisall Alston; children, Henry Roderick Alston, Kendrick Alston, both of Pittsboro; mother, Lillie Burnett; brother, William Eddie Alston; and two grandchildren.

MADAR BRADY GARNER

Madar Brady Garner, 90, of Robbins, died Monday (01-14-2013). Funeral services were held Wednesday, (01-16-2013) at 11 a.m., atBeulahBaptistChurchwith Pastor Neal Jackson, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was a resident of Autumn Care in Biscoe and a member ofBeulahBaptistChurch. She was retired from Collins & Aikman inSilerCityafter 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli “Pete” Garner, her parents, Walter Issac and Mae Kiser Brady, and brothers, Mack Brady and Garland Brady. She is survived by a daughter, Elva Lou Maness of Bennett; son, Donald Garner ofCarthage; sisters, Lucilla Chilton of Gibsonville, Ella Mae Fagg of Ramseur, Betty Sue Greene of Seagrove; brothers, Worth Brady of Asheboro, Gale Brady ofColumbia,SC, Lavan Brady of Seagrove; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund.

DANIEL RAY BROWN

Daniel Ray Brown, 60, of Robbins, passed away Monday, (01-14-2013). Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, (01-16-2013), at Brown’s Chapel Christian Church in Robbins. Burial followed atPineRestCemetery. Mr. Brown was a Navy veteran, and retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard George Brown and Alice Guill Brown. He is survived by his brother, Richard Brown of Robbins; and sister, Judy Davidson of Roxboro. Burial followed atPineRestCemetery.

 MR. LESLIE HAROLD HUMBLES 

Mr. Leslie Harold Humbles, 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 atLenoirMemorialHospital. The funeral service was held Friday at 3 p.m. in the mausoleum atPinewoodMemorial Park. Mr. Humbles was a native and lifelong resident ofPittCountywhere he was a graduate of the Pitt County Schools.  Harold was retired from Hendrix Barnhill Company where he worked for many years.  He was a member of Ormondsville Original Free Will Baptist Church in the Ormondsville community where he sang in the choir. Harold will be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor and his love for family.  He enjoyed building various things and also enjoyed camping in his earlier years. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Humbles. He is survived by his wife, Sallie Humbles; daughter, Vickie J. H. Braxton, of Pittsboro; and grandchildren, Jessica, Melissa, Alicia and Aaron, all of Pittsboro; step-son, Doug Freeman and wife, Melinda; and step-grand-daughter, Courtney Freeman, all ofGreenville. The family received friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made toOrmondsvilleOriginalFreeWillBaptistChurch,3745 Ormondsville Road,  Ayden,NC28513. Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com

JAMES KELLY SEARS

James Kelly Sears passed away December 31, 2012 atPortsmouth,New Hampshire,RegionalHospitalfollowing a brief illness.  Jim was a long-time resident ofDover,NHwhere he resided with his wife of forty years, Norma (Couture) Sears, who predeceased him in September. Jim was born December 12, 1940 inSpringfield,MAto Marie (Reagan) Sears and Kelly Sears.  He spent most of his youth inSilerCityattending local schools and graduating fromJordan-MatthewsHigh Schoolin 1958.  After graduation, he entered the United States Navy, serving his country at home and on the high seas and retiring at the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1987.  He then embarked on a second career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard inKittery,MEwhere he was employed as a welder until his well-earned retirement in 1999. Jim and Norma shared a love of animals and rescued several cats while they resided inDover.  He was a fine honky-tonk piano player and could entertain a crowd with his rendition of classic hits. Jim is survived by his brother, David Sears ofSurfside Beach,SC; David’s three children, his aunt Bartrie of Siler City, and many cousins.  He was step father to Norma’s three children, Debra Andosca ofWebster,NH, Ronald Gobin ofLoudon,NH, and Frank Smith ofPort Orange,FL.  He was step-grandfather to seven, and step-great-grandfather to four.  Jim made friends easily and had many lasting relationships. Donations may be made in Jim’s name to Cochecco Valley Humane Society,252 County Farm Road,Dover,NH03820. A private service will be held in the future.

BERNARD DAVIS WILLIAMS

Bernard Davis Williams, age 92 ofSilerCity, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Chatham Hospital, Inc. inSilerCity. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 13, at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. George Cobb and Rev. Ben Hogan officiating. Burial  followed inFairviewCemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund or the family will accept flowers. Pallbearers were Mike Pruitt, Jim Davis, James Gilliland, Bobby Baker, Larry Lowe, Hobert Reed, Billy Joe Baker and Gene Motes. Honorary pallbearers were J. C. Stallings and the Friendship Sunday School Class atFairviewUnitedMethodistChurch. Survivors include son, Billy (Brenda) Williams of Siler City; brother, John Williams of Centre, AL; grandchildren, Wade (Tonya) Williams of Ramseur, Tory (Ashley Agee) Williams of Siler City, Todd (Jenny) Williams of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Braxton Agee, Reid Williams, Eliza Williams; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Lathan and Matt Pruitt; and special caregiver, Shirley Sutton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Reid Williams. Mr. Williams was a native ofCherokeeCounty, the son of the late Fred Milford and Minnie Davis Williams and was a member ofFairviewUnitedMethodistChurchfor 76 years. He became a church board member at the age of 19 and served on many church boards for over 50 years. He served on the ASCS committee for two years, was a member of the Hog Growers Association for eight years, serving as the president. He later became chairman for the State Hog Growers Association for eight years. He was elected by officials fromWashingtonto serve on the National Hog Growers Board and served for six years. He helped build the boar test station, was a board member for many years, served as president for one year and as secretary for four years. He started a cemetery fund for bothFairviewand Tates Chapel and served on both boards for many years, served as President for seven years and Secretary of Treasury for four years. He was a stockholder of Public Gin for years and as treasurer for eight years. Perry Funeral Home in Centre,Alabama  assisted the family and Smith & Buckner Funeral Home inSilerCity,  assisted with local arrangements. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Jan. 10, 2013
DAVIS BRYANT COLLINS

Davis Bryant Collins, 88 of Sanford, died Monday, (12-31-2012) at Central Carolina Hospital. The funeral was held Thursday, (01-03-2013) at 3 p.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Hayes and Mr. Jody McNeill officiating.  Burial followed atLeeMemoryGardens. Mr. Collins was born inHarnettCounty, October 1, 1924, to the late Dee and Flora C. Collins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Dale Collins; grandson, Jason L. Collins; step-mother and several brothers and sisters.  He served in the US Navy, was the operator of Woodland Avenue Texaco and a retired correctional officer.  He was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church, serving in many capacities, and a member of the Masonic Order. Survivors include his wife,  Sarah Frances Currin Collins of the home; sons, Larry Collins, Donnie Collins , both of Sanford;  daughter, Penny Grim; brother, Thurman Collins; and sister, Betty Pauley, all of Lillington; four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Edgewood Presbyterian Church,316 W McIntosh St.,Sanford,NC 27330. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

PATTI TALENT OATES

Patti Talent Oates 56, ofLiberty, passed away Tuesday, (01-01-2013) at her home A private burial will follow at a later date. Mrs. Oates was aStanlyCountynative and had worked in the textile industry. Survivors include her husband, Bill Oates of Bennett; sons, Billy Oates, Jr. of Bennett, David Oates of Illinois; daughter, Alisha Riggins of Liberty;  mother, Katie B. Talent of Norwood; brothers,  Charles Talent, Michael Talent, Roger Talent, all of Norwood; sisters, Crystal Talent of Exway, Pam Cox of Bennett; and eleven  grandchildren. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

HOMER PHILLIPS

Mr. Homer Phillips 84, of Bear Creek, passed away Monday (12-31-2012) atSilerCityCenter. Funeral services were held Saturday (01-05-2013) at 2 p.m. atHickoryGroveBaptistChurchwith Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Phillips was aChathamCountynative and a retired truck driver.  He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a member ofHickoryGroveBaptistChurch. Mr. Phillips is survived by daughters, Elaine Wilhelm of Statesville, Tammy Stewart of Bear Creek, Dawn Kelly of Italy; sisters, Betty Carter, Doris DiMeo, both of Siler City, Peggy Brooks of Bear Creek; brothers, William “Shug” Phillips, Lawrence James Phillips, both of Bear Creek, Harlan “Pig” Phillips of Lexington; and six grandchildren. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

BESSIE IRENE McARTHUR

Mrs. Bessie Irene McArthur Phillips,  84,  of Lillington, died Wednesday, (01-02-2013), at the E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center, Lillington. The funeral service was held Saturday, (01-05-2013) at 1 p.m. atCalvaryBaptistChurchwith Rev. Robbie O’Quinn officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Phillips was born on October 14, 1928, to the late Douglas Carnell McArthur and Annie Thompson McArthur.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers. She is survived by her husband, Davie Lee Phillips; sons, Rondell Phillips of Sanford, Roger Phillips of Surfside Beach, S.C., David Phillips of Bremond, Texas; daughters, Wanda Roberts of Sanford, Sandra Ikner of Sanford; brother, Junior Ward of Pensacola, Florida; sister, Voncill Peitz of New Jersey; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to The E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center,185 Pine State Street,Lillington,N.C.27546-9415. Condolences may be made at:  www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ELLA JEANETTE HARRIS STOUT

Ella Jeanette Harris Stout, 80, of SilerCitydied Thursday, (12-20-12) at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. A memorial service was held Saturday, (01-05-130 at 2 p.m. in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Mrs. Stout was born inChathamCountyon March 13, 1932, the daughter of Marcus and Bessie (Johnson) Harris. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Steve Felts of Siler City; daughter, Pam Thornburg ofPleasantGarden; brother, Jimmy Joe Harris; sister, Betty Lou Johnson, all ofSilerCity; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

MICHAEL SCOTT HOLDER

Mr. Michael Scott Holder, of Cameron, died Saturday, (01-05-2013) A graveside service was held atRockyForkChristianChurchCemeteryon Tuesday, (01-08-2013), at 11 a.m. Mr. Holder was born inTelfair County,Georgiato the late Paul Mitchell Holder. Surviving is his wife, Malissa Venrick Holder of Cameron;  sons, Clint Mitchell Holder, Dylan Scott Holder, both of Cameron;  mother, Shirley Everette Holder Lord ofGreenville;  brother, Matthew Holder ofGreenville; sisters, Rita Braxton of Mebane,  Janet Hall ofGreenville;  and one granddaughter. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM J. FLAHERTY

William Joseph Flaherty, 99, died Sunday, (01-06-2013), in East Carlton Powell Hospice in Lillington. Born June 14, 1913 inIrwin,PA, he was the son of the late Minnie V. Silvis Flaherty Findle and Joseph V. Flaherty. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Hunt and a granddaughter, Joy Flaherty Baysa. A veteran of the Army, he served in World War II in theBattleof the Bulge and was retired from Westinghouse Electric. He is survived by daughters Judy A. Sterling, Tucson, AZ, Suzanne Karrs of Sanford; sons, William E. Flaherty of Irwin, PA, Edward P. Flaherty of Sanford, Daniel L. Flaherty of San Diego, CA; sisters, Regina Frick of Phoenix, AZ, Marie Whalen, Pitcairn, PA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be made by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home inSanfordand Joseph Ott Funeral Home inIrwin,PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to E. Carlton Powell Hospice,185 Pine State St.,Lillington,NC27546orParkviewRetirementCenter,1801 Wicker St.,Sanford,NC27330. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com or www.ottfuneralhome.com.

TREVA GAIL BATCHELOR BRADY

Treva Gail Batchelor Brady, 68, ofSanforddied Thursday, (01-03-2013), atCentralCarolinaHospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, (01-06-2013) at 3 p.m. atTurnersChapelChurchwith Rev. Bruce Mac-Innes officiating. Burial followed atCoolSpringsBaptistChurch. Mrs. Brady was born inLeeCountyon October 12, 1944, to the late Ocie Batchelor and Bessie Petty Batchelor. She  was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Carl Gene Brady; daughters, Sandy Gail Inscoe, Wendy Brady Broeker, both of Sanford; brothers, Bobby Lee Batchelor, Donnie Batchelor, both of Sanford; sisters, Elizabeth Faye West and Karen Ashworth, both of Sanford. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DOROTHY LILLIAN CHAMBERS CHANDLER

Dorothy Lillian Chambers Chandler, 81, died Sunday, (12-09-2012), at Galloway Ridge. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (01-12-2013) at The Gathering Place atFearringtonVillage, 26 Swim and Croquet. Dorothy was born in Charlotte, December 26, 1930, to Paul Clifford Chambers and Olga Elizabeth Hurt Chambers, who preceded her in death, as did her husband, Lynn Fage Chandler and brother, Paul Clifford Chambers, III. She graduated fromQueensCollegeinCharlotteand completed her Masters in Art at Georgia State Univ. Surviving are daughters,  Lillian Carol Chandler of Pittsboro, Elizabeth “Beth” Lynn Chandler ofArvada,Colorado; sister, Mary Alice Chambers Smith; and   two granddaughters. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice in her name.

LELA H. GILMORE

Mrs. Lela H. Gilmore, 94, ofSanford, died Friday, (01-04-2013), at Sanford Health andRehabilitationCenter. The funeral was held Monday, (01-07-2013), at 3 p.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Bill Hayes officiating.  Burial followed atSpringHillUnitedMethodistChurch, Lillington. Mrs. Gilmore was born inHarnettCounty, on February 18, 1918, to the late Malcom Holder and Annie Morrison Holder.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and a son, James D. Holder. Survivors include a  grandson, and three great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DOROTHY PAIGE-ROGERS

Dorothy Paige-Rogers, formerly ofSilerCity, died Sunday (12-30-2012) inLos Angeles,CA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include a daughter Romana; sisters, Jean Durham, Helen Dorsey; and brothers, James and Bill Paige.  

WILLIARD EDWARD DUNN

Willard Edward Dunn, 80, of Bear Creek, passed away Friday, (01-04-2013) at the home of his daughter. Graveside services were held Sunday, (01-06-2013) at 3 p.m. at OakleyBaptistChurchCemetery. Mr. Dunn was aChathamCounty native and worked at Boling Chair Company. Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by a son, Charles Edward Thomas. Survivors include a daughter, June Bray of Bear Creek; son, Willam Earl Thomas of Pittsboro; brothers, Clarence Dunn of Moncure, Roland Dunn of Sanford, Buck Dunn of Goldston; sisters, Linda Alnupt of Cameron, Bonnie Cashwell of Clinton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

NANNIE CRUTCHFIELD EMERSON 

Mrs. Virgil Nannie Lee Crutchfield Emerson passed away Thursday (12-27-2012) at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday (12-31-2012) at Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Anthony J. Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native ofChathamCounty she was a daughter of the late Gaston and Annie Marie Crutchfield. She was a member ofMitchellChapelA.M.E.ZionChurch, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #617 where she was Past Worthy Matron and the G Wesley Allen Order of theGolden Circle#324.    After retiring from Collins and Aikman, she  worked with  PittsboroChristianVillage. Mrs. Emerson was preceded in death by her brother Levie Crutchfield, her parents and a grandson, Stephen Alfonzo Emerson. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Howard Emerson of the home; sons, Alfonzo Emerson of Sanford, Howard Emerson,   Hermon Emerson, both of Greensboro; daughters, Peggy Emerson Hagans of Virginia Beach, VA, Laura Emerson of Greensboro,  Janice Emerson of  Pleasant Garden; three siblings, Perry L. Crutchfield of Raleigh, Lizzie L. Ratliff of Graham,   Henry W. Crutchfield of Greensboro; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

KIMBERLY ANN COX

Miss Kimberly Ann Cox, 32, of Carthage passed away Sunday, (01-06-2013) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be held Thursday, (01-10-2013) at 2 p.m. at PineMountainFriendsChurchwith Rev. Robert L. Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Miss Cox was a Moore County native and worked as a poultry house technician. Survivors include daughters,  Makayla Garner, Ashlyn Phillips; sister, Caroline Wood of Bear Creek; brothers, Matthew Cox,  Daniel Cox; and grandmother, Kathleen Phillips of  Bennett. Visitation was held Wednesday, (01-09-2013) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, and other times at the home of her sister at 12410 Siler City Glendon Rd., Bear Creek. Offer online condolences at  www.joycebradychapel.com.

GORDON S. JENKINS

  Mr. Gordon S. Jenkins, 64, Of Pittsboro died Saturday, (12-15-2012) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. Funeral services were held Thursday (12-20-2012) at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church with Rev. Dr. Wilburforce Munda. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Survivors include sisters, Sarah J. Hill of Chapel Hill, Jacqueline J. Sanders of Raleigh; brothers, Michael E. Jenkins of Glen Burnie, MD, Norris A. Jenkins of Pittsboro, and Larry T. Jenkins of Sanford.

HAROLD DAVID HORTON

Harold David Horton, 59, ofSilerCitydied Wednesday (12-19-2012) at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. atCorinthA.M.E.ZionChurch Mr. Horton was a native ofChathamCounty, a graduate ofJordan-MatthewsHigh Schooland a truck driver for Reives Trucking. Survivors include his wife, Ella F. Horton; sons, Ahmand R. Horton, Jared J. Horton, both of Siler City, David Horton, Jr. of Japan; sisters, Robin S. Headen of Greensboro, Judy H. Williams of Siler City; brother, Tony Marsh of Bear Creek; and eight grandchildren.

JAMES ROGERDALE BROOKS

James Rogerdale Brooks, 69, ofSilerCitydied Sunday, (12-23-2012) at his home. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. atJordanGroveA.M.E.ZionChurchwith Rev. Willard Neal. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Brooks was a native ofChathamCountyand a member ofJordanGroveA.M.E.ZionChurch. Survivors include a daughter, Bonita Branch of Upper Marlboro, MD; son, Keith Rodney Graves of Lithonia,GA; sisters, Stella Burnett of SilerCity, Eva Glen of Greensboro; brothers, Roland Brooks, Larry Brooks, of SilerCity, Robert Headen ofDurham; and two grandchildren.

JOSEPHINE H. GLOVER

Josephine H. Glover of Snow Camp died Thursday (12-27-2012) at Hospice and Pallative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p.m. atEvansChapelA.M.E.ZionChurchwith Rev. Kenneth Swann officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was preceded in death by siblings, Katie H. Williams, Talbert Headen, Jr., Gladys Headen Brooks and Jerry Headen Survivors include daughters, Samantha G. Glover, Josette Glover-Evans; sisters, Hazel H. Alston of Pittsboro, Emma Craven of SilerCity; brothers, L.T. Headen of SilerCity, Grady Headen of Lithonia, GA.

JOHNNIE CLINTON SCOTT

Johnnie Clinton Scott, 89, ofSilerCitydied Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the home of his daughter. Mr. Scott was born inChathamCountyon November 28, 1923, the son of Johnnie Herbert and Annie (Cox) Scott. He retired from Gold Kist after 22 years of service.Clintonwas a member of The Siler City Chapel and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Gaines Scott; brothers, Billy, Clarence and Ernest Scott and a sister, Tessie Dinkins. Survivors include one daughter, Janie Scott Riggsbee and husband Mark of Bonlee; one son, Mark Scott and wife, Janet of Bennett; two brothers, Lester Scott and Russell Scott, both of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Brad and Abby Howard of Bonlee, Wendy Johnson of Siler City, Dana Scott of Bonlee, Tina Harrelson of Bennett; and two great-grandchildren, Ashton Rollins and Aidan Johnson. The family received friends Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. Other times the family was at the home of the daughter,223 Edwards Hill Road,SilerCity. The funeral was held Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Siler City Chapel,166 South Third Avenue,SilerCitywith Dr. Tommy Steele and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Burial followed inChathamMemorial Parkwith military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice,401 East Third Street,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Scott Family.

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MERLE LOUISE COBLE FOX

Merle Louise Coble Fox, 90, of Staley, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. A funeral service was held Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. atShadyGroveBaptistChurch. Burial was private.  The family received friends on Friday evening in theFamilyLifeCenterfollowing the service. She is preceded in death by her husband, Coy Fox. Surviving is her daughter,NancyFox White of Staley; son, Ronnie Fox and wife, Cheryl of Whitsett; grandchildren, Jennifer Fox Overcash, Nikki Kelly and Quent White, seven great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Connie Rush ofSunsetBeach. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Fox Family.

  EUGENE HARRIS FOUST, JR.

Eugene Harris Foust, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 in the care of Randolph Hospice. A memorial service honoring his life was held at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning January 5, following interment in the Church cemetery.  The family visited with friends from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home inSilerCity. A native ofChathamCounty, Mr. Foust was born December 5, 1921 at Mt. Vernon Springs to the late Eugene Harris Sr. and Arabella Foust.  He enjoyed telling people about the two springs; one whose waters aided health and the other beauty.  He graduated fromBonleeHigh Schoolin the Class of 1939 and served his country with the United States Army Air Corps in WW II.  He married his wife, the late Mamie Lee Andrew in 1947 and they were married 49 years.  He is survived by their daughter, Elizabeth F. Mason, her husband Rodney C. Mason ofAsheboroand their two sons, Huntington Foust Mason, of Raleigh and Harris Carrington Mason ofAsheboro.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews and by those of his wife, all of whom have been good to him. Gene and Mamie Lee made their home inSilerCity.  He worked for years as the Parts and Service manager for Edwards Motor Company.  Mamie Lee taught home economics atJordanMatthewsHigh School.  They were charter members of Siler City Presbyterian Church and devoted most of their volunteer time to the congregation.  Gene was a member of the volunteer fire department and he delighted in seeing his young grandsons riding on the Fire Department trucks during the Town’s Fourth of July Parade.  He also worked in his large backyard garden and enjoyed sharing its bounty.  After retiring, he ran a small picture-framing business from his workshop.  He remained up-to-date with the news of local and national events by visiting almost every day with his friends at Kenny’s and at the Farmer’s Alliance Store.  He came to live near his daughter and her family inAsheboroin August of 2011, residing at the Mountain Top Apartments where he appreciated the kindness of his fellow residents and the staff. Gene was preceded in death by his brothers, Ben Stroud Foust, Charles Ryan Foust, John Headen Foust and his only sister, Sarah Elizabeth Foust Smith.  Please make memorial contributions to the Siler City Presbyterian Church,720 West 3rd StreetinSiler City,North Carolina27344. Pugh Funeral Home inAsheboro served the Foust family.  Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com

CHARLES JAMES JOHNSON

The Honorable Mayor Charles James Johnson, 59, ofSilerCitydied Saturday, January 5, 2013 at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on November 10, 1953, the son of the late James “Shag” and Barbara “Bobbie” (Jenks) Johnson. He was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He was the owner of Confidential Tax Services and Johnson Real Estate and Investments for 35 years. Charles was a member of the Siler City Rotary Club where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow, the UNC – Chatham Hospital Board, Chatham County Arts Incubator, Chatham Trades, Chatham County Literacy Council, Chatham County Council on Aging, Chatham County Democratic Party along with many other community organizations. Charles was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where he taught the Unity Sunday School Class. Charles was an avid Tar Heel fan and Rams Club member. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, and sunny days at the beach. He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Andrews) Johnson; children, Amanda Johnson, Kim Johnson, Charles Johnson, Jr. and wife, Ana, Laura Collins and husband, Chad, Megan Moore and husband, Chance, Derek Andrews; grandchildren, Brittany Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Katie Johnson, Colton Collins; mother, Ernestine Perry; grandfather, Robert Goins; siblings, Margaret Jones, Linda Williams and husband, Justin, Brenda Hadley and husband, William, Mark Johnson and wife, Lorie, Glenda Branson and husband, Dennis; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and grand-dogs. The family received friends Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church,314 North 2nd Avenue,SilerCity. The funeral was held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church,SilerCity with Rev. Bob Boyd and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, SilerCity. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siler City Rotary Club Scholarship Fund,United WayofChathamCounty, West Chatham Relay for Life or the Boys & Girls Club of Chatham Smith & Buckner Funeral Home  assisted the family.   Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

  MRS. WILLIE MAE “BILLIE” MORGAN 

Mrs. Willie Mae “Billie” Morgan, 86, of Morgan Farm Road, Pittsboro, died January 4, 2013 at her grandson’s residence in Pittsboro, following a period of declining health. The daughter of John A. Harveson and Edith Pennington Harveson, Mrs. Morgan was born June 11, 1926 in Jasper, TN.   Mrs. Morgan worked at UNC inChapel Hillin the print shop, retiring after 20 plus years of service. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach. She loved the Lord and reading her Bible was an important part of her life.  Mrs. Morgan also loved her family, and  her grandchildren and great-grand-children were the light of her life.  She was a member ofLighthouseBaptistChurch, worshiping there as long as her health permitted. Survivors include her son-in-law, Vernon Howard of Chapel Hill; sister, Adell Howard of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Tony Howard and wife Pam, Lori Morin and husband Joseph; great-grandchildren, Christian Howard, Amanda Culberson and husband Jake, Hannah Morin, and Brennan Morin. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore Morgan; daughter, Edna Howard; grandson, Barry Howard; and brother, JC Harveson. The service to celebrate Mrs. Morgan’s life was held at eleven o’clock Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013 atLighthouseBaptistChurchwith Pastor Mark Hall, Pastor Bill Truesdale and Chaplain Steve Jordan presiding.  Interment followed inWestwoodCemeteryin Carrboro.  Friends visited with the family from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. Memorials may be sent to UNC Hospice,PO Box 1077,Pittsboro,NC27312, or toLighthouseBaptistChurch,  12063US15-501 North,Chapel Hill,NC7517. Arrangements for Mrs. Morgan were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

CHARLES RUSSELL UNDERWOOD

Charles Russell Underwood, age 81, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013. A funeral service was held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Tyson officiating. Burial followed atFarmvilleCommunityCemeteryinSanford. The family received friends on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford. He was born in Lee County, NC on January 13, 1931, to the late James Redin and Floy Harrington Underwood.  After graduating fromDeep RiverSchool, Charlie entered the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Upon leaving the Marines, he embarked on what was to become a remarkable career in the water well drilling and pump industries, helping to provide many cities, towns, and industries with clean water. Even after retiring from the day-to-day operations of his company, Charlie continued to advise and inspire his employees. Charlie was known for many things: his incredible work ethic, his belief in civic responsibility, and his willingness to help those in need. He was also known for his infectious smile, easy wit and love of good food. Charlie was an avid reader, particularly on his two favorite subjects, history and all things mechanical. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique trucks, tractors, and engines. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Shelby Wicker Underwood; his daughter Susan and husband Randy Stallings ofWakeForest; his son Russell and wife Carolyn Underwood ofSanford. Charlie is also survived by his sisters, Nancy Hall, Shirley Hall and brother Waylon Underwood, all ofSanford. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.R. Underwood, Jr. Charlie also leaves behind friends, employees, and customers who will miss his ready smile, wealth of knowledge and helping hand. The family would be pleased that contributions in Charlie’s memory are made to: Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation, PO Box 1398, Brookneal, VA 24528-9905 or to Duke Cancer Institute, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-0581 or to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com   Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford served the family.

CAROL POE WORRELL

Carol Poe Worrell, 69,  formerly ofPittsboro,NCdied Monday, December 31, 2012 inLansdale,PA. She retired from the Univerity of North Carolina atChapel Hillas a Grants Administrator with over 20 years of service.  She was a graduate ofCentralCarolinaCommunity Collegewith an Associate Degree in Accounting.  She was also a volunteer EMT for the East Chatham Rescue squad. Born atWattsHospitalinDurham,North Carolina, she was the daughter to the late James C. Poe and Annie Logan Poe. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Worrell-Samoil of Ambler, PA and many loving family members and friends. Please make memorial contributions to the UNC Neuro Fund for Excellence in care of the Medical Foundation of NC,880 MLK Jr. Boulevard,Chapel Hill,NC27514. Ms. Worrell’s family thanks you for your many acts of kindness shown to her and them throughout.  The cards, e-mails, and gifts sent to her are greatly appreciated.

Jan. 3, 2013
TAMMY JO MOORE BOOTH

Tammy Jo Moore Booth, 46, of Randleman died Thursday, (12-20-2012) at MosesH.Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. A funeral service was held Sunday, (12-23-2012) at 2 p.m.  at Community Baptist Church, with Dr. Mark Agan officiating. Mrs. Booth was born inChathamCountyon May 16, 1966, the daughter of James I. and Emma Katherine (Burke) Moore.  She was a member ofBrookdaleBaptistChurch, a  graduate ofJordan-MatthewsHigh Schooland CCCC inSanford.  Tammy had worked in tax programming for Electro File.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Deese. She is survived by her husband: Greg K Booth; two daughters, Caitlyn Booth and Sydney Booth of the home; sisters, Linda M. Forster ofSilerCity, Sandra M. Linton ofGoldsboro; brothers, James L. Moore ofHomestead,FL, Sammy G. Moore of Coats, Barry G. Moore ofSilerCity. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BETTY LOU “BOOTSIE” MABE FERGUSON

Betty Lou “Bootsie” Mabe Ferguson, 82, of SilerCitydied Monday, (12-24-2012) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. A celebration of life service was held Friday, (12-28-2012) at 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. Mrs. Ferguson was born inStokesCounty, August 31, 1930, the daughter of Gilmer J. and Betty (Moorefield) Mabe. She was a member ofMt.VernonUnitedMethodistChurch and a homemaker. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Dennis Mabe, Odell Mabe, Elsie Manuel, Maggie Mabe and Thelma Webb. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Ferguson; daughters, Cindy F. Thomas of Mooresville, Sallie Ferguson of Siler City; son, Mike Ferguson of Apex; two granddaughters, Alison Thomas and Morgan Thomas; sisters, Polly Case, Eldean Cardwell and Shirley Mounce. Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM HAROLD HILLIARD

William Harold Hilliard, 54, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, (12-25-2012) at Central Carolina Hospital,Sanford. The funeral was held Friday, (12-28-2012) at 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Hilliard was born November 9, 1958, the son of Walter Harold and Doris (Jones) Hilliard. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and employed with Community Cable for 28 years and as a maintenance worker at Southwest Community Recreational Park.  He also enjoyed farming. He was preceded in death by his father and a niece, Tonya Thompson. He is survived by a son, Joshua Hilliard of Charlotte; mother, Doris Jones Hilliard; sisters, Patricia Gaines Wagoner of Bear Creek, Carolyn Hilliard Patterson ofSilerCity; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made toHickoryGroveBaptistChurch,17721 NC Hwy902,Bear Creek,NC27207. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

VIRGINIA BRAFFORD JOHNSON

Virginia Eliza Brafford Johnson, 88, of Siler City died Wednesday, (12-26-2012) at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. The funeral will be held Saturday, (12-29-2012) at 2 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church, 608 North Third Avenue, Siler City, NC with Rev. Eddie McClure and Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial park. Mrs. Johnson was born in Chatham County on October 4, 1924, the daughter of Edward R. and Nellie (Parrish) Brafford. She was retired from Collins & Aikman, a member ofPleasant Hill United Methodist Church and attended First Wesleyan Church in Siler City. Virginia was preceded in death  by her husband, Porter W. Johnson Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Johnson of SilerCity; son, Roger Johnson of Carrboro; sisters, Elsie Jones of SilerCity, Mildred Covert of Pittsboro; and one granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the First Wesleyan Church of Siler City or to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Pittsboro Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DORIS THRAILKILL LEMONS

Mrs. Doris Thrailkill Lemons, 86, died Tuesday (12-25-2012) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. The Celebration of Life service was  held at 11 a.m.  Friday, (12-28-2012) atPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurch, with Pastors Ben Alexander and Ray Gooch presiding.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lemons was born in Chatham County on August 5, 1926, the daughter of Normie and Elsie Seymour Thrailkill.  A homemaker for most of her life, she worked as a teacher’s assistant for a time, at Pittsboro Elementary School.  She was a member of Pittsboro United Methodis tChurch where she served as flower coordinator, on the hospitality committee and worked on the PUMC Bazaar. Mrs. Lemons is survived by her daughter, Resa Webster of Pittsboro; son, Brent Lemons of Raleigh; four grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Smith ofColonial Heights,VA.   Mrs. Lemons was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wade; and a brother Online condolences may be left a www.hallwynne.com. Memorials may be sent toPittsboroUnitedMethodistChurch,PO Box 716,Pittsboro,NC 27312.

J. BOYCE GARNER

James Boyce Garner, 86, of Franklinville, died Sunday, (12-23-2012) at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, (12-27-2012), at Franklinville United Methodist Church, with  Rev. Bob Dowling and Rev. Harold Hammond officiating. Burial will follow at Concord United Methodist Church. A  native of RandolphCounty, he worked in sales with Dainty Biscuit Company and later retired from the NC Department of Transportation. He was a member of Franklinville United Methodist Church and Coleridge Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy “Polly” Hilliard Garner, his second wife, Ruby Cox Garner, parents, Carlie and Clara Yow Garner, brothers, Weldon Garner, Lowell Garner, Joe Garner, and sister, Lucy Burns. Surviving is a sister,  Iris Jones of Ramseur. Condolences to: www.loflin funeralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204; or to Franklinville United Methodist Church,P.O. Box 212,Franklinville,NC27248.

RANDY VINSON WIMBERLY

  Randy Vinson Wimberly, 59, of Moncure died Sunday, (12-23-2012) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services were held Wednesday (12-26-2012)at 2 p.m. at New Elam Christian Church with Rev. Gary Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He was born in Lee County, the son of Sarah Faye Wimberly Smith the late Ben Wimberly. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Dana Wimberly and grand-daughter, Mackenzie Wimberly. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Sarah Faye Wimberly Smith and Bill of Moncure; wife, Kay Worrell Wimberly of the home; daughter, Charity Michelle Wimberly of Fuquay Varina; son, Andy Vinson Wimberly of Cameron; sisters, Theresa W. Parker of Moncure, LuAnn W. Turlington of Lillington; brother, Danny Wimberly ofSanford; and four grandchildren.

HILDA WILSON 

Ms. Hilda Wilson, 67, of Burlington, died Monday,  (12-17-2012) at Hospice Home of Alamance. A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of  George F. Wilson, Sr. and Raymond Baldwin Wilson now deceased. Funeral services were held Saturday, (12-22-2012) at New Covenant United Holy Church at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Harry L. Cohen and Rev. Donald C. Copeland officiating.  Burial followed in Terrell’s Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Emmanuel Wilson of the home; brother, George F. Wilson, Jr. of Pittsboro; sister, Maxine Baldwin of Burlington; and adopted son, Lucky Walker of Elon.

JANE ELIZABETH ANDERSON HINSON

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Anderson Hinson, 71, of Broadway, died Friday, (12-21-2012), at her home. Burial will be at a later date inSan Saba,Texas. Mrs. Hinson was born on January 18, 1941, inSan Saba,Texasto the late Clarence Bryant Anderson and Leonda Behrens Anderson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean L. Hinson.  She was a retired secretary. She is survived by two sisters, Bettye McLaughlin ofSan Saba,Texasand Kathleen Turner of Broadway. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DONALD DUANE HOWARD

Mr. Donald Duane Howard, 79, of Sanford, died Sunday, (12-23-2012) at Central Carolina Hospital. A memorial service was held Friday (12-28-2012) at 3 p.m. at the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating. He was born inNewton,KS on February 6, 1933 to the late Peter Howard and Reba Ragland Howard.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers.  A graduate of the University of Kansas, he worked for the Food and Drug Administration, at G.D. Searle Pharmaceutical Company, and Abbott Laboratories as the director of research and development in the quality control department. Survivors include wife, Nancy A. Becraft Howard; sons William Howard ofOregon, Pete Howard ofTexas, and Dan Howard ofSanford; one daughter Sarah Howard of Washington State; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROSALIE B. LEVINSTONE

Rosalie B. Levintone, 85, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (12-19-2012). Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation.

SAMUEL HOWARD CASEY

Samuel Howard Casey, 95, ofChapel Hilldied Saturday, (12-22-2012). Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation.

DAVID EDWARD HELENSKI

David Edward Helenski, 30, of Morrisville died Friday, (12-21-2012). Arrangements were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation.

JOHN EDWARDS MARSH

  John Edwards Marsh, 65, of Cameron died Sunday, (12-23-2012) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. The funeral was held at Cameron United Methodist Church, Wednesday, (12-26-2012) at 4 p.m. with Rev. Dave Johnson officiating.  Burial followed in Cameron Town Cemetery. He was born inLeeCounty, to the late Oliver Lee Marsh, Sr.  He was self-employed as an Electrical Contractor. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wade Marsh of the home; son, Rodney Wayne Marsh of Cameron; daughter, Marlene Marsh Dean ofSanford;  mother, Kathleen Edwards Deaton of Robbins; brothers, Oliver L. Marsh, Jr., Richard G. Marsh, both of Cameron;  sister, Judith Marsh Johnson of Sanford; and two  grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

FERNANDO BENITEZ TOLEDO

Fernando Benitez Toledo, 82, died Friday, (12-28-2012). A funeral service will be held inGuerrero,Mexico. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

FAYE GRAHAM HALL

Mrs. Faye Graham Hall, 76, of SpringLake, died Friday, (12-28-2012) at her home. The funeral will be Thursday, (01-03-2013) at 11 a.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She was born in Harnett County on August 22, 1936 to the late Garland Graham and Odell Godfrey Graham. She worked as an accountant in civil service.  She was also preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Dalrymple and brother Charles Graham. She is survived by her husband Lloyd Hall. The family received friends Wednesday,  (01-02-2013), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Olivia Presbyterian Church,PO Box 88,Olivia,NC 28368-0088. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ANDREA LEE HOLDER

Andrea  Lee Holder, 36,  of Sanford, died Friday, (12-28-2012), at Central Carolina Hospital. The funeral was held Monday, (12-31-2012) at 3 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon and Rev. Rob Brown officiating.  Burial followed at Cameron Grove Cemetery. She was born in LeeCounty on September 12, 1976, to Bobby Daniel Holder and Laura Lee Mayne Holder of the Swann Station area.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maddox Leigh Weaver. In addition to her parents, Andrea is survived by her daughter, Carleigh Reagan Weaver of the home. Andrea graduated from Western Harnett High School and attended CCCC.  She was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an account set up for Carleigh Reagan Weaver at State Employee Credit Union inSanford. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

BETTY ANN CRIGGER STRICKLAND

Betty Ann Crigger Strickland, 66, of Cary died, Saturday,  (12-29-2012), at Tower Nursing Home in Raleigh. The funeral was held Monday, (12-31-2012), at 1 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel.    Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery. She was born inSt. LouisMissourion November 14, 1946 to Frances Spivey Tarkington Crigger and the late Lloyd Knox Crigger. She is survived by her mother of Ayden; sons, Russell Weston Strickland ofCary, Matthew Ryan Strickland ofHickory; brothers Joseph Crigger ofHollySprings, Thomas Crigger of Robersonville; sisters, Linda Blake ofRaleigh, Lorrie Hudnell of Winterville, Sherri Troop of Garner; and four grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

MARY LOUISE MANN

Mary Louise Mann, 94, died Saturday, (12-29-2012) at UNC Hospital.    Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

CAROL POE WORRELL

  Carol Poe Worrell, 69, died Monday, (12-31-2012) in Lansdale, PA.   Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

BARNEY EDISON BRADY

Mr. Barney Edison Brady, 92, of Bennett, passed away Sunday, (12-30-2012) at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, (01-02-2013) at 2 p.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church where he was a member with Rev. Scott Allmon and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Brady was a Chatham County native and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva E. Caviness Brady and a step-son, Dale Phillips. Survivors include his wife, Lois C. Brady of the home; daughter, Jo Ann Williams of Clemmons; sons, Jimmie Brady of Charlotte, Donnie Brady of Jamestown, Phillip Brady of Bennett; step-daughters, Jeanie Scott of Siler City, Mary Lois Thomas of Sanford; brother, Homer Ray Brady of Robbins; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grand-children, and one great-great-grandchild. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com

JAMES ALLEN WHITE

James Allen White, 77, of Siler City died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Mr. White was born in Lee County on April 23, 1935, the son of Ernest White and Zelphia Lett Elder Richardson. He had been employed as a truck driver with Liberty Chair and was a member of  Loves Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Terry White and fiancee’, Gail Jones of Asheboro, Danny White of Siler City, Mike White of Siler City; mother, Zelphia Richardson; one sister, Peggy Pittman and husband Leroy of Gastonia; half-sister, Georgia Trogdon and husband Lester of Siler City; half-brother, Tommy Elder of Siler City; grandchildren, Cory White, Marianne Walters; great-grandchild, Preston Walters; and a special cousin, Nellie Cox of Sanford. A graveside memorial service was held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery,1745 East 11th Street,SilerCity with Pastor Craig Day officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church,1745 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com

REVEREND WILBUR CARROLL TEACHEY

Reverend Wilbur Carroll Teachey, 81, ofBeaufort,NC, left this earthly world for his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in his home surrounded by family. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort with Rev. David Wade, Rev. Charles Pollock, and Rev. Teachey’s son- in-law, Rev. Manley Rose, Jr., officiating. Interment  followed at Carteret Memorial Gardens. Reverend Teachey was born June 17, 1931 in Rose Hill, NC to Percy and Viola Teachey. He attended Bob Jones University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and then continued his studies at Pembroke University and Duke University, receiving a Master’s in Divinity. After receiving his degree he began his career as a United Methodist Minister in the North Carolina Conference. From 1954 to 1959, Reverend Teachey pastored Fair Bluff United Methodist and Cerro Gordo-Olivet United Methodist. From 1959 to 1963, he pastored Carver’s Creek United Methodist. From 1963 to 1971, he pastored Grace United Methodist Churchin Clinton ,NC where he met and married the love of his life, Sylvia Jean Boyette, on April 9, 1967. Two years later their only daughter, Jean Carol Teachey, was born on February 28, 1969. From 1971 to 1975, he pastored Havelock United Methodist. From 1975 to 1981, he pastored Siler City United Methodist. From 1981 to 1987, he pastoredAnnStreetUnitedMethodistChurchinBeaufort,NC. From 1987 to 1992, he pastored Farmville United Methodist. From 1992 to 1995, he pastored Trinity United Methodist in Wilmington, where he retired. After retirement, he continued to pastor Broad CreekUnited Methodis tChurch. While pastoring, Reverend Teachey had various leadership roles in the United Methodist Conference, as well as the communities he served. Reverend Teachey was a faithful and loyal servant to theMethodistChurchup until his battle with Parkinson’s Disease began in 1999. All those he came in contact with were greatly influenced by his Godly wisdom and gentle spirit. He will be truly missed by his family and all that knew him. Reverend Teachey is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Boyette Teachey; one daughter, Jean Teachey Rose and husband Manley of the home; two granddaughters Correna and Rachel Rose, both of the home; three sisters, Helen Englert of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Carolyn Fish and husband Robert of New Bern, NC, Linda Williams and husband Wayne of Chesapeake, VA; one brother, J.C. Teachey and wife Betty of Greensboro, NC, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Teachey, father, Percy Teachey, and step-mother Eunice Teachey. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Munden Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Rev. Wilbur C. Teachey Scholarship Fund viaAnnStreetUnitedMethodistChurch,417 Ann St.Beaufort,NC28516or Potter’s for Parkinson’s Foundation 103 Opal Court, Beaufort, NC 28516. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. ofMoreheadCity.

DONALD LEE  TARKENTON 

Donald Lee Tarkenton of SilerCity, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the age of 64. Preceding Don in death was his father, James Theodore (Teddy) Tarkenton. Don was a loving and caring husband, father, son, and friend. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Margaret; daughter, Stephanie Tarkenton Hall of Siler City; mother, Elsie L. Tarkenton of Chesapeake, VA.; and grand-dogs, Max and Rascal. Don was an alumnus of Oscar Frommel Smith High School in Chesapeake,VA, class of 1966. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science and Social Sciences from Elon College in 1970. After receiving a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University in 1971, he came to SilerCity,  as the youngest Town Manager in the state. Don worked for Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., SilerCity as a Branch Manager. His professional designations include Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter. He was licensed for several Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series licenses, and from 1995 to the present, he was a Member of the Board of FINRA Arbitrators. From December 2008 to June 2011, he served as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Teachers and State Employees Retirement Systems through the Department of the State Treasurer. He was former Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Chatham Hospital, Inc. inSilerCity.  He was a former member and Chairman of the Siler City Planning Board and Board of Adjustments, and former Chairman of the Siler City Jobs Search Committee. He was former Director and Executive Committee member for Central Carolina Community College Foundation, Inc., and a former member of the Chatham County Board of Education. He was former President of the Siler City Chamber of Commerce, and recipient of the 1989 Distinguished Citizen Award presented by The Siler City Chamber of Commerce. He was former Director of the Siler City Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. In accordance with Don’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial services. The family will receive friends at the home at 341 Pine Lake Drive,SilerCity. Donations may be made to Chatham Hospital, Inc. at475 Progress Blvd.,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

PHILIP GARY “SPANKY” LIPSCOMB

Philip Gary “Spanky” Lipscomb, 77, ofNew River Road,Hinton,WVentered into eternal rest, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home following a long illness. Born September 15, 1935 atHinton,WV, he was a son of the late Eugene L. “Shady” and Sadie M. Davis Lipscomb. Spanky was a lifelong resident ofHinton,WVand enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was retired from CSX after working as a clerk for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Elaine Richardson Lipscomb and one step-son, Ty Wayne Deeds. Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 32 years, Zonita J. Lilly Lipscomb of the home; one son, Gary Steve Lipscomb and wife Ann of Hinton, WV; one daughter, Michele Lipscomb Patrick and husband Gary of Siler City; three grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristina Lipscomb of Hinton, WV Michael Patrick of Siler City; two step-daughters, Rogena Deeds Davidson and husband Randy of Athens, GA, Teresa Deeds Spicer of Bellepoint, WV; five step-granddaughters and eight step-great-grand-children. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial  followed in theRestwoodMemorialGardensat Madams Creek,Hinton,WV. Friends called at the funeral parlor from noon until time of services on Friday. Family and friends  served as pallbearers. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton, WV. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronald meadowsfp.com.

CHARLES DEANE BEAVER 

Charles Deane Beaver, 74, of 1355 Dean Beaver Road, Bear Creek died Friday, December 28, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Beaver was born inChathamCountyon June 26, 1938, the son of Coley and Ruby (Henson) Beaver. He was retired with the NC DOT as a heavy equipment operator. Deane was a member ofSandyBranchBaptistChurchand served as a former Deacon. He taught Sunday school at Hill Forest Rest Home for 26 years. Deane will be remembered for his love of horses, wagons and motorcycles. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Stone) Beaver; one daughter, Denise Beaver of Bear Creek; two sons, Bryant Beaver of Bear Creek, Barry Beaver of Siler City; three sisters, Ann Glosson of Pittsboro, Shirley Fritz of Princeton, KY, Alicia Kidd of Bear Creek; one brother, Jay Carr Beaver of Pittsboro; and two grandsons, Duane and Wesley Jones. The family  received friends Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 6 to 8  p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. a tSandy Branch Baptist Church,715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City  assisted the Beaver Family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

WILLIAM COLON BROWN

William Colon Brown, 87, of 900 Joe Brown Road, Bear Creek died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mr. Brown was born inChathamCountyon March 23, 1925, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Ina (Bray) Brown. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. He was retired from Townsends, Inc. A member of Oakley Baptist Church, he served on the pulpit committee, as a Deacon and member of Pauline Powers Friendship Sunday School class. Colon will be remembered for his love of horses. For 27 years he went to the Denton July 4th celebration doing horse power demonstrations and the Silk Hope Old Fashion Day. He loved giving hay rides to the children and traveling to visit the Amish country. Colon loved and enjoyed being with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Inez (Jessup) Brown; three daughters, Jan B. Clark and husband Tom of Bear Creek, Peggy B. Mora and husband Dean of Vass, Bonnie B. Caviness and husband Joel of Bennett; one son, James C. Brown and wife Becky of Bear Creek; two brothers, Coy A. Brown of Siler City, Norman J. Brown of Bennett; grandchildren, Jesse and wife Shannon, Alex, Tyler, Lauren and Trent. The family  received friends Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11 a.m.  at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City with Rev. Eddie Ellison and Rev. J. R. Bouldin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,2300 Siler City-Glendon Road,Siler City,NC27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

DANIEL E. KUHFAHL

Daniel E. Kuhfahl, 48, of Pittsboro passed away Friday, December 28, 2012. Mr. Kuhfahl was employed by the Town ofPittsboro. Survivors include his mother, Elaine of Pittsboro; cousins, Gerry Hain  and Jim Roberts of Pittsboro, Gary Hain ofErie,PA, Deborah Burke of Ashville, Sue Carter ofHendersonville; daughter, Amber Kuhfahl ofFlorida. Memorial services were held at Brown’sChapelUnitedMethodistChurchon Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.

 MARGERY ANN  HEITZMANN

October 3, 1938 –  December 28, 2012

   Margery Ann Heitzmann, 74, ofAsheboro, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Randolph Hospital.  A daughter to the late Vincent and Eleanore Deslich, Margery was born in Dorrance,PA.  In 1997, she and her husband, Louis, moved to NC from Fairfield,NJ.  Margery diligently worked at Admiral Employment Services in Asheboro, until she retired at the age of 72. In addition to her parents, Margery is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis Heitzmann and her sister, Betty Ulatowski. She is survived by her children, Jay Bero ofAsheboro, Lisa Daniolowicz, of NJ,  Mark Heitzmann, of Pittsboro;  grandchildren, Michelle, Tiffany, Emily, Rachael, Josh and Chelsie; her brother, John Deslich; and her sister, Sylvia Bielecki. The family  received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. The funeral service will be held at  11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Hanks Chapel UCC, with the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Please make memorial contributions to: The Fred Moody Fund,P.O. Box 366,Pittsboro,NC,27312. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

Dec. 27, 2012
TIMOTHY ALBERT MORRIS

Mr. Timothy Albert Morris 47, of Asheboro, passed away Friday, (12-14-12). Funeral services were conducted Thursday, (12-20-12) at 2 p.m. at Waddells Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mack Beck officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Morris was a Randolph County native and was self- employed. Survivors include a son, Timothy Brannon Morris of Robbins; mother, Virginia G. Morris of Asheboro, sister, Tassie Morris ofAsheboro; brothers, Roger and Keith Morris, both of Asheboro; and one grandson. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com

JUSTINO MACEDO MONTEZ

Justino Macedo Montez, 51, of  Siler City died Wednesday (12-19-12), at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Montez was born January 1, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Elionso and Chrispina (Montez) Macedo. He was employed by Goldkist Poultry. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lineberry Macedo; daughter, Tammy Macedo; sons, David Macedo, Justin Macedo; sister, Bertina; and three grandchildren.

BETTY HORD LANGLEY

Bertie Elizabeth Hord Langley, 80, of Archdale, died Wednesday, (12-19-12) at Woodland Hill Care & Rehabilitation inAsheboro. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Langley was born in Gaston County February 3, 1932, the daughter of Travis Roscoe and Lorena (Belch) Hord. A former resident of Staley, she had worked in furniture manufacturing and was of Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son. She is survived by one daughter, Connie Kennedy of Liberty; three grandsons and five great-grandchildren. 

LOUIS EPHRIAM WILSON

Mr. Louis Ephriam Wilson, 34, of Maury, N.C., died Wednesday, (12-19-12). There was a graveside service Saturday, (12-22-12), at 2 p.m. at Shallow Well Cemetery in Sanford with Bishop Gary Hatch officiating. Louis was born in Denver,Colorado on August 13, 1978, to Sylvia Hight and Larry Wilson. He attended Southern High School in Durham, was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and was active in the Boy Scout program.    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lois Mae Harding and Louis Canapa Wilson, Myrtle Gaskin Hight King and Henry Alton Hight. In addition to his parents he is survived by his daughter, Isabella Grace  Mowery; brothers, Jared Harding Wilson of Lillington, Allen Scott Wilson of New Jersey; and a sister, Rebecca Dianne Wright  of Grover.

EDWARD YOUNG FREEMAN

Edward Young Freeman of Sanford, died Thursday, (12-20-12), at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington.

THOMAS SULLIVAN HERRING

Mr. Thomas Sullivan Herring, 55, of Carthage, died Tuesday, (12-18-12) at his home. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

Dec. 20, 2012

WILLIAM W. DOW

William Watlington Dow passed away Tuesday, (12-04-12), at home in Pittsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the  CCCC Foundation Sustainable Agricultural Program, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC27330; Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, PO Box 448, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Spring Friends Meeting, 3323 East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27346. 

GRADY TRUITT MASON

Mr. Grady Truitt Mason, 78, ofSanford, died Wednesday, (12-12-12), at theEastCarltonPowellHospiceCenterin Lillington. The funeral was held Sunday, (12-16-12), at 2 p.m. at the Sanford Church of God with Rev. David Kimbrell officiating.  Burial followed at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Mason was born inHarnettCountyon September 4, 1934, to the late Claude Clinton Mason and Leecy Holder Mason.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris Franklin Mason.  He served our country in the United States Navy. He is survived by daughters, Darleen Lo Presto of Erwin, Laurie Sherbitsky of Holtsville Long Island, N.Y.; sisters, Cathrine Iannarone of Georgia, Margie Kelley, Janice Herring, both ofSanford; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

RUTH BEAL JOHNSON

Ruth Beal Johnson, 93, ofSarasota,FLpassed away Monday, (12-10-12). A Celebration of Life service was held at First Brethren Church in Sarasota, FL on Saturday, (12-15-12) at 12 p.m., with Pastor David Stone officiating. A private burial was held at Big Meadow sPrimitive Baptist Church in  Pittsboro, Tuesday, (12-18-12). A native of Pittsboro, she was the daughter of the late Sallie Margaret and Robert Henry Beal,  a homemaker and member ofBethanyBaptistChurchin Gulf.  She was preceded in death by her husband,  Ezra H. Johnson and sisters,  Ruby Beal Poe, Gertrude Beal Hall and Devereux Beal. She is survived by her daughter, Kaye Johnson Matthews; sister, Rachel Beal Mansfield; one grandson, two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Brethren Church, Care Ministries,150 North Shade Avenue,Sarasota,FL34237.

ANNERIS EUSEBIO THELLMAN

Mrs. Anneris Eusebio Thellman, 32, died Friday, (12-14-12) at Centra lCarolina Hospital. The funeral will be held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, (12-20-12), at 2  p.m. with  the Rev. Richard E. Phelps officiating. Mrs. Thellman was born May 29, 1980, inNew York,NYand was an Account Manager at JRW & Associates. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Thellman of Sanford; sons, Jared Anthony Thellman, Matthew James Thellman; daughter,  Alyssa Skyler Thellman, all of the home; step-son, Nathan Michael Thellman of Ohio; father, Gabriel Antonio Eusebio of Teaneck, N.J.; mother, Gloria Maria Hidalgo of New York, N.Y.; brother, Kelvin Gabriel Eusebio of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and sister,  Madeline Eusebio of Kernersville. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, ATTN:  Memorial Donations, 1701 North Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA  22311 and GotYour6, C/O Be the Change, Inc., 112 Water St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA  02109 Make condolences to: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DONNA HALL KELLY

Donna Hall Kelly, 51, ofSanford, died Sunday, (12-16-12) at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. A graveside service will be held Thursday, (12-20-12) at 11 a.m. atLeeMemoryGardenswith Pastor John Sauls officiating. She was born inLeeCounty, on September 25, 1961 to Gladys Carter Hall of Sanford and the late Joseph Hall. Donna worked for Performance Fibers. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son Gregory Kelly, Jr.; daughter Devon Wicker; sisters, Deborah McKay, Joy Satterfield, Lisa Whitaker; and five grandchildren, all ofSanford. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

REV. BOB GELSTHORPE

Rev. Bob Gelsthorpe, “Pastor Bob”, of1732 Fall Creek Church Road,Bennett,North Carolina, was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Pastor Bob was the third of four children born to the late Joe and Louise Gelsthorpe of Phoenix,Arizona.  He was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Denver,Colorado and Denver Baptist Bible College.He preached his first gospel message when he was 16 years old and continued his ministry until the day he passed away.  He planted and pastored Columbine Hills Baptist Church in Denver,Colorado, Maranatha Baptist Church in Evansville,Indiana, and North Platte Baptist Church in North Platte,Nebraska.  He has been the pastor of Fall Creek Baptist Church in Bennett for the past 10 years. He was a staunch defender in the battle for Christian education in the 1980’s which enabled thousands of children across the United States to receive a Christian education without government indoctrination.  Because of his courage, he was the recipient of the Defender of the Faith Award given by Bob Jones University in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jolene Gamble Gelsthorpe of the home.; daughters, Jamie G. Hicks and husband, Samuel, of Ramseur; Julie S. Parker and husband Michael of Trinity; Jodie G. Allmon and husband Scott of Easley, South Carolina; Bobie G. Puckett and husband Robert  of Simpsonville, South Carolina; sons, John D. Gelsthorpe and wife Faith of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Ben Troutman and wife Tracy of Asheboro. One of his greatest joys in life was fishing with his 15 grandchildren, Chrissy Parker, Kaelynn Hicks, Matthew Parker, BreAnna Hicks, Braxton Allmon, Ashton Troutman, Abby Hicks, Dae Troutman, Bryson Puckett, Samantha Hicks, Brylie Allmon, Jackson Allmon, Hannah Hicks, Brielle Puckett, and JoAnna Gelsthorpe. The family received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Fall Creek Baptist Church,Bennett,North Carolina and other times at the home.  A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Fall Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Fall Creek Baptist Church Playground Fund or the North Carolina Baptist Hospital Mother’s Day Offering (through Fall Creek Baptist Church), which helps offset the hospital expenses of Southern Baptist pastors. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Gelsthorpe family.

MARGARET TEAGUE POWERS

Mrs. Margaret Teague Powers 82, of7808 Howard Mill Road, Bennett, passed away December 14, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House inAsheboro. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham St.,Bennett,NC27208with Rev. Tim Powers officiating. Her request was to be cremated, so there will be no grave site. Mrs. Powers was aRandolphCountynative and office manager for Powers Trucking Company. She loved and enjoyed working with flowers. Mrs. Powers is survived by her husband, Russell; sons,  Ronald Powers of Bennett, David Powers and wife Sheila of Bear Creek;  granddaughter, Misty Murray and husband Travis of Bennett; and her beloved pet dog of 12 years “ Josie”. Visitation was held  one  hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Humane Society or your Local Pet Rescue. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Powers family.

JANIE KATE GAINES WILKIE

Janie Kate Gaines Wilkie died Monday, December 17, 2012. She was born  November 30, 1921 in Chatham County, Goldston,  to the late Carl R. Gaines, Sr. and Laura Belle Stinson Gaines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Odell Wilkie; son, Frederick Odell Wilkie of Goldston; sisters, Josephine Brewer of Bear Creek, Gola Hunter and Cora Tillman, both of Sanford; brothers, Victor L. Gaines of Goldston,  and H. David Gaines of Sanford. Mrs. Wilkie was a member of Antioch Baptist Churchon Bonlee-Carbonton Road in Goldston. She was a devoted wife, mother, and caregiver. She was also a great friend and neighbor and loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Faydene Goins and husband Maua of Goldston, Helen McDuffie of Sanford, Dale Calcutt and husband Jerry of Nashville NC; her son, Ronnie Wilkie and wife Debbie of Goldston; her daughter-in-law, Charlotte Allsup and husband Thurman of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Tim Wilkie, Natalie Davis, Laura Goode, Jessica Moore, Stephen McDuffie, Jaime Beavers, Brett Calcutt and Crystal Freeman; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Survivors also include sisters, Myrtle Wilkie of Goldston, Ruth Carty of Sanford, Iola Phillips and husband Bruce of Lexington, Joyce Wicker and husband Edward Jack of Sanford; brothers, Hubert Gaines and wife Peggy of Carthage, Carl R. Gaines, Jr. of Goldston, Homer E. Gaines and wife Toni of Atlanta, Georgia, George Gaines and wife Rachel of Hampstead, Eddie Gaines and wife Elaine of Siler City; many nieces, nephews, and members of the Gaines and Wilkie families. Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home,SilerCityon Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.. A graveside service will be conducted atAntiochBaptistChurch,Bonlee-Carbonton Roadin Goldston on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Bob Bulls. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

VERNON DEAN DREYER

Vernon Dean Dreyer of Pittsboro, died peacefully at age 97 on December 16, 2012 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford,NC.  Dean was born March 30, 1915 in Fergus Falls, MN, one of six children born to Johann (John) and Annah Bryson Dreyer. Dean married Virginia E. Jones in Ypsilanti,MI on January 20, 1940.  Ginny preceded him in death on March 1, 2006.  Dean is survived by his son, Duane Dreyer of Durham; daughters, Joyce Baughman and Deborah Hinton of Pittsboro, Carol Kendall of High Point; grandchildren, Lori Franklin, Scott Dreyer, Jon Baughman, Ben Kendall; great-grandchildren, Eric Franklin, Ashlyn Kendall,  Russ Dreyer; and sisters, Doris Hedge of Tucson, AZ and Helen Trussell of Alberta, Canada. Dean graduated in 1932 from Mt. Horeb High School in Wisconsin.  He received on-the-job training in tool & die work and advanced to become a plant engineer and then plant manager for several machinery companies.  Dean and Ginny moved to North Carolina in 1977 after his retirement.  He was a Past Master of Phoenix Masonic Lodge 13. His interests included woodworking, square dancing, restoring antique cars, and he was especially known for his story-telling. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Holt as well as the staff of Central Carolina Hospital for their exceptional care. The family will receive visitors at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro on Friday, December 21 from 6 to 8 p.m..  A Masonic graveside service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chatham County Council on Aging at 365 NC87, Pittsboro NC 27312 or Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) at PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

MARJORIE PIKE JORDAN

Marjorie Pike Jordan, 74, of Zion Church Road, Staley died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, Burlington. Mrs. Jordan was born in Chatham County on June 16, 1938, the daughter of George and Leola (Teague) Pike. Margie was employed at Collins & Aikman for 37 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where she was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class. She enjoyed being outdoors, working with flowers, being at the beach with her family and spending time with her granddaughter. Margie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Pike. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Roy Buster Jordan; one daughter, Lisa J. Thompson and husband, Phil of Gibsonville; granddaughter, Claire Thompson; two sisters, Helen P. Guthrie of Staley, Carol Wrenn and husband Delbert of Siler City. The family will receive friends Friday, December 21, 2012 from 1:30 -3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church,314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City. A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 314 N Second Avenue, SilerCity or, the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell,918 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington, NC27220. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

Dec. 13, 2012
ROBERTA BROWN TEAGUE

Roberta Brown Teague, 89, of Siler City died Tuesday, (12-04-12) at UNC Hospitals,Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, (12-08-12) at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Boyd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Teague was born in Robbins on October 29, 1923, the daughter of James Madison and Blanche (Ray) Brown. She worked at Collins & Aikman for thirty-two years as a cloth inspector. A member of Loves Creek Baptis tChurch, she enjoyed reading and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady L. Teague, Sr; sons, Grady Te gue, Jr. and Richard Wayne Teague. Survivors include daughters, Nell T. Caudle of McLeansville, Joyce T. Branson of Bear Creek, Jewel T. Hall of Gibsonville, Hilda T. Spivey of Bynum; sisters, Virginia McIntrye of Troy, Clara Saunders of Robbins, Elizabeth Poole of Sparta, Kay Elliott of Robbins, Rose Cassady of Brown Summit; brothers, Winfred Brown, David Brown, both of Robbins,; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church,1745 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

JACK HUDSON

Jack Hudson, 84, ofHaw Riverdied Saturday (12-08-12) at his home. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, George Adam and Beulah Fox Hudson, his wife, Virginia “Jenny” Wicker; second wife, Kathy Martin; brothers, Clyde T. Hudson, Sr., Charles Murph “C.M.” Hudson, Cletus Hudson, George Junior Hudson and Hubert Hudson. Jack retired after 47 years with Kayser Roth. Surviving are sons; Jackson M. Hudson of Bozeman.  Montana, Christopher Hudson, Steven W. Hudson, Chad E. Hudson all of Haw River; sisters, Georgia H. Barth, Betty H. Albright Shirley H. Lindley; Joyce Bowers, Jean H. Dark, Faye H. McMath; brothers, Bobby Hudson, all of Siler City, Howard Hudson of Archdale; grandchildren, Katie, Jacob, Joshua and Jenny Hudson and two great-grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday,  (12-10-12) from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Andrew Needham officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park,SilerCity. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com

HAROLD FRANKLIN GILMORE

Mr. Harold Franklin Gilmore,  64, of Sanford, died Thursday, (12-06-12),  at his home. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,  (12-11-12) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Davis officiating.  Burial followed at Moncure Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Gilmore was born in Lee County, on May 15,  1948, to the late John Marvin Gilmore and Annie Lou Clouis Cole Gilmore.  He was a retired crane operator at Lee Iron and Metal.    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur Lee Gilmore, Roy Wayne Gilmore and a sister, Jonnie Carol Gilmore. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Carol Gunter Gilmore; sons, Joseph Harold Gilmore of Richmond, VA, John Anthony Gilmore of Sanford; daughter, Frankie Rene Gilmore of Sanford; brothers, Donnie Gilmore of Asheboro, Vernon Gilmore, Roger Gilmore, both of Sanford, John Gilmore, Jr. of Angier; sisters, Marvelene Corcoran of Nashville, TN, Shirley Thompson of Murfreesboro, TN, Barbara Graham of Olivia, Faye Hollady of Ramseur, Brenda Denkins of Sanford, Debbie O’Quinn of Broadway; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Harold Franklin Gilmore Funeral Fund c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home,600 West Main Street, Sanford,N.C.  27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM CHARLES GRAHAM

William Charles Graham, 69, of Olivia died Wednesday (12-05-12), at Central Carolina Hospital. The funeral was held (12-08-12) at, 11 a.m. at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton presiding.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Graham was born in Lee County, January 11, 1943, to the late Garland Judson Graham and Odell Godfrey Graham.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Crissman and a sister, Carolyn Dalrymple.  He served in the NC National Guard and was retired from the telephone company as an inspector. He is survived by step-sons, Terry G. Thomas of Sanford, Ronnie Lee Thomas of Olivia, Ricky G. Thomas of Sanford; step-daughter Shelia McNeill of Shallotte; sister, Faye Hall of Spring Lake; eight grandchildren and ten great-grand-children;. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, 8300 Health Park,Suite 10,Raleigh,NC 27615. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

CAROLYN ROBERTS GUINN

Mrs. Carolyn Roberts Guinn 59, of Asheboro, died Saturday, (12-08-12) at Randolph Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, (12-10-12) at 2 p.m. at Mt.Zion United Methodist Church where she was a member with Rev. Russell Brownworth, and Rev. Chuck Rowland officiating. Burial followed in the Church cemetery. Mrs. Guinn was aRandolphCounty native and had worked at Mastercraft Fabrics. She was a member of the Tri-County Ruritan Club. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Guinn of the home; son, David Guinn of the home; mother,  Betty H. Teague of Asheboro; father, Willard Roberts of Asheboro; sister, Sabrina Sheffield of Bennett; brother; Jay Roberts of Eagle Springs. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com

MAY OLA GORDON KERR

May Ola Gordon Kerr, 83, ofSanford, died Saturday, (12-08-12) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, (12-11-12), at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Burns and Rev. Ira Smith officiating.  Burial followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Kerr was born in Chatham County, May 10, 1929, to the late James  Warwick “Jim” Gordon and Nannie Mae Williams Gordon.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Emerson Gordon.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she was the church secretary for over forty years. She is survived by a brother, James Gordon of Sanford; two sisters, Barbara Gordon Stanley of Sanford, and Martha Bright of Sanford.

SHIRLEY ANN SANFORD

Mrs. Shirley Ann Sanford died Sunday (12-02-12). Mrs. Sanford, a native of Alamance county, was born December 26, 1941 to Eugene and Gracie White. She was employed by Siler City Mills, Brookwood Farms and retired from home health work. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny D. Sanford,her parents, and brothers, James and Johnny White. Survivors include daughters, Deborah Sanford, Laura Foxx, both of Siler City, Linda Headen of Ramseur; son, Tony Foxx of Ramseur; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Alston of Graham, Alice Tapp of Siler City, Georgia White or Ramseur, Helen Lloyd of Burlington; brothers, Wilson Eugene White of Mebane, Leroy White of Meadows, GA, Terry White of Ramseur, Larry White of North Wilkesboro, Thomas White of Tillery, and Ervin White of Mebane.

YOLONDA NICOLE WILLIAMS

Yolonda Nicole Williams-Rush died Friday (12-07-12) at her home. Born August 26, 1978 to Sandra K. Williams and Tommy F. Goldston, she was preceded in death by father. Survivors include her husband, Jermone Rush of the home; children, Quentin L. Williams, Mason J. Rush, Jaquelyn Rush, all of the home; mother, Sandra K. Williams of Siler City; and brother, Tommy F. Goldston II of Chapel Hill.

CLIFFORD MARTIN, SR.

Mr. Clifford Martin, Sr. of Siler City died Saturday, (12-01-12) at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held Wednesday (12-05-12) at 2 p.m. atRocky River Baptist Church with burial in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Martin was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Ella A. Martin of the home; son, Clifford Martin ofSilerCity; sisters, Pearl Headen, Alene Hatley, both ofSilerCity; brothers, James T. Martin of Siler City; three grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

FLOYD LEE INGOLD, SR.

Floyd Lee Ingold, Sr., 92, of 112 White Oak Drive, Siler City died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur. Mr. Ingold was a native of Alamance County. In May of 1942, Floyd enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and after training, was assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group (“The Jolly Rogers”), 319th Squadron. From bases in New Guinea, he flew 32 combat missions as a Waist Gunner and Aircraft Engineer on B-24 Liberator bombers. Awards included the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart for injuries received in a crash landing. He returned to combat duty after three months recovering in an Australian hospital. He was discharged in August 1945 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Floyd was employed with Kellwood Company, formerly Siler City Manufacturing, were he served in several management positions until his retirement in 1984 with thirty-three years of service. Floyd was a member of First Baptist Church of Siler City where he had served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and on various committees. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Irene Boswell Ingold; parents, Hubert and Leona Phillips Ingold;  brother, Luther Ingold; and sister, Helen Ingold. Surviving are daughter, Wanda Ingold of the home; son, Floyd “Buster” Ingold, Jr. and wife, Linda of Burlington; grandson, Kevin Ingold ofBurlington; sister, Nellie Isley and husband, Harold, ofBurlington. The family  received friends Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December, 11, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Siler City, with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial was 2:30 p.m. inAlamanceMemorial Park,Burlington. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Siler City, 314 North Second Avenue,Siler City,NC 27344, or to Community Home Care and Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City NC 27344.

JERRY DON HAYHURST

Jerry Don Hayhurst, 71, formerly of Pittsboro died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Mr. Hayhurst was born on July 12, 1941 in Sutton,W. VA., the son of Donald Arthur and Effie Maude (Carroll) Hayhurst. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and had been employed as a backhoe operator in the construction of water and sewer lines. Jerry was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by one daughter, Jeri Hayhurst Young and husband, Jeffrey of Pittsboro; one son, David A. Hayhurst and wife, Donna of Siler City; grandchildren, Trevor Hayhurst, Brooke Smith, Allie and Teigan Hayhurst; and one sister, Jeanie May of Charleston, W.VA. No services will be held. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ALICE CAROLYN CONYERS DUGAN

Alice Carolyn Conyers Dugan, age 91, of Sile rCity died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro. Mrs. Dugan was born in Franklin County on August 11,  1921, the daughter of Benjamin Jackson and Halcy Pearl (Wright) Conyers.  She was a school teacher, a homemaker and a member of St. Julia Parrish. Alice was a member of the Siler City garden club and the art committee at Chatham Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Michael J. Dugan and her parents. She is survived by daughter, Cathy Dugan of Raleigh,  and son, Tim Dugan ofSilerCity. The funeral Mass will be Thursday, December 13,  2012 at 12 noon at St. Julia Catholic Parrish,210 Harold Hart Road, Siler City with Father Jim Fukes officiating.  Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Julia Catholic Parrish,210 Harold Hart Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

MARY ATHELENE CLAPP BRANTLEY

Mary Athelene Clapp Brantley died December 6, 2012, at The GrayBrier in Trinity, NC. Mrs. Brantley was born in Siler City, in 1923 to Sam Siler Clapp and Mary Ethel Campbell Clapp.   She is predeceased by her parents, an infant brother, stepmother, Clee Poe Clapp and former husbands, William Wasserman and Westray Brantley.  She is survived by her sister, Orpha Lee Phillips of Siler City; daughters Cheryl Wasserman Powers and husband, David, of Southern Pines;  Diana Wasserman Hairr and husband, Frank, of Climax; grandchildren, Steve Powers and wife Tiffany, Rachel Powers Patterson and husband Andy; Kathy Hairr Bonyun and husband David, Emily Hairr Hendricks and husband Chris;  nine great grandchildren:  Savannah, Lauren and Hadley Powers; Peyton and Abram Patterson; Sam and Ben Bonyun; and Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Hendricks. Mrs. Brantley was a very brave,  strong, independent woman with numerous interests, talents and skills.  She graduated salutatorian from Siler City High School in 1941, then attended Woman’s College in Greensboro(now UNC-G) graduating in 1942 from the Commercial Class.  Following graduation from Woman’s College, she worked as a secretary for Burlington Mills and later was private secretary to W. H. Andrews, Vice President for Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company.  She met and married her first husband, William Wasserman during World War II.  After the war, they lived in New York City where she worked as a secretary for an attorney. She was an accomplished pianist and gave her private senior recital at the home of her parents under the direction of Mrs. C. L. Brower.  Mrs. Brantley was also a highly skilled seamstress.  She made clothing for her children and grandchildren as well as drapes, bedspreads and other items for the home.  Her signature sewing projects included beautiful Raggedy-Ann dolls with both Ann and Andy wardrobes as well as Mother-Goose dolls. She loved red, in part due to the family association with International Harvester Tractors.  Her father, Sam Clapp,  founded Clapp Brothers Implement and Truck Company with his brother, Ben Clapp.  During their teen years, she and her sister would help Mr. Sam by driving new IH trucks from Charlotte to Siler City to be sold at the business. Her funeral service was held at Smith and Buckner Funeral home on Sunday, December 9, 2012 with interment at Chatham Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Meals4Kids food ministry at Tabernacle United Methodis tChurch,5601 Liberty Rd.,Greensboro,NC27406.

EDNA C. PHILLIPS

Mrs. Edna C. Phillips 81, of 8559 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur. Funeral services were  conducted Wednesday, December 12,  2012 at 2 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church where she was a member with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Roger Thomas officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Phillips was a Chatham County native and loved flowers.  She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray “Bub” Phillips and a daughter, Cheryl Pettit. She was also preceded in death by grandsons, Shawn Phillips and Phillip Pettit. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Billy J. Phillips of the home; sons, Mike Phillips and wife Margaret, of Ramseur, Dennis J. Phillips and wife Judy, and Terry Phillips and wife Sherrie, all of Bear Creek; sisters, Mary Sue Chandler of Mt. Airy, Betty Kathryn Fesmire of Bear Creek,  Anne Kiser of Fayetteville. nine grandchildren, eleven great-grand-children; and best friends,  Dink and Frances Ellis of Bear Creek. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street,Bennett,NC 27208 and other times at the home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Phillips family.

JEREMY GRANT FIELDS

Jeremy Grant Fields peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Jeremy was born January 12, 1988 in Sile rCity. He was the son of Jack and Cecelia Fields. Jeremy was diagnosed in December 2000 with Batten Disease (NCL neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis) a neurodegenerative disease. There is still no cure for Batten Disease. In his short 24 years, he lost his vision, speech and mobility but he never lost his smile. Jeremy is survived by his loving mother, Cecelia Fields; his brothers Curry Fields, Jeff Fields and wife Ashley, Lyle Brinn and wife Kate; his sister Missy Fields Petty and husband Shawn; his grandmother Gladys K. Phillips; his grandfather Tommy Dixon. Jeremy was preceded in death by his father, Jack Fields and his paternal grandmother, Nannie Gaines Fields. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Bear Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jeremy’s memory be made to the Southeast Chapter of Batten Disease Support and Research Association, 6304 Bayswater Trail,Raleigh,NC 27612 or UNC Hospice P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at       www.pughfuneral home.com

WILLIAM WATLINGTON DOW

  William Watlington Dow passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at home in Pittsboro, Chatham County. Born in Hamilton County,Ohio on February 15, 1945,  Bill Dow was the eldest son of John Witherspoon Dow and Laura Leggett Dow. Bill grew up in Mississippi and Ohio and was educated at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Bill practiced medicine with a particular interest in rural children’s health, and realized that by working in agriculture, he could improve living standards and health through organic farming. He moved to Chatham County in 1981, developing Ayrshire Farm, the first certified organic farm in North Carolina. He helped start the Carrboro Farmers’ Market and also sold produce, herbs and flowers to fine restaurants in the Triangle area. He also co-founded Carolina Farm Stewardship Association which supports and advocates for small and organic farms in North and South Carolina. As a member of the Chatham County Planning Board, he participated in many community – based organizations. He is survived by his partner, Ms. Daryl Farrington Walker of Pittsboro, and his brother, John A. Dow ofMississippi; John’s son, Jeremy, a cousin, Tom Dow ofSanford, and several other cousins. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Spring Friends Meeting, 3323 East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to any of the following: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, PO Box 448, Pittsboro, NC 27312; CCCC Foundation, Sustainable Agricultural Program, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330; or Spring Friends Meeting, 3323 East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.  


 

Dec. 6, 2012
DANIEL BLANCHETTE

Daniel Blanchette, 46, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (11-27-12) at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, (12-01-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro.

KATHERINE M. RODGERS

Elder Katherine M. Rodgers of Pittsboro died Sunday (11-25-12) Mrs. Rodgers, born March 10, 1956 to the late Rev. Bernice and Ethelene Moore in Sumter,S.C., attended Northwood High School and Central Carolina Community College. She was a member of Liberty Chapel Church, the LC Singers and directed the choir. She was an ordained Elder. Survivors include a son, Gavin Rodgers of Chapel Hill; sister, Edith Hackney of New Hill; brothers, Bernice Moore, Jr. of Pittsboro; and one grandchild. She was married to Eddye Rodgers.

JOYCE JOHNSON MANESS

Joyce Johnson Maness, 90, of Siler City passed away Friday, November 30, 2012. Mrs. Maness was born inChathamCountyon May 31, 1922 the daughter of Ernest andArizona(Adcock) Johnson. She was a retired textile worker, of the Baptist faith and a member of the Eastern Star # 9. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Lennie Maness, her parents and brothers, Raymond Johnson, J. D. Johnson and Clifton Johnson. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly M. Allen and husband, Dan of Burlington; one son, Billy Maness of Siler City; grandson, Austin Allen; and sister-in-law, Daisy Johnson. The family  received friends Monday, December 3, 2012 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 MRS.  EFFIE  MAE STANLEY AVENT

   Mrs. Effie Mae Stanley Avent, of Coventry House, Siler City died Monday, December 3, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. She was born in Siler City on May 26, 1916, graduated from Siler City High School and lived in Siler City for 90 years. She retired after 30 years of service with the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation as a Senior Driver Licenses Examiner. She was awarded the Order of The Long Leaf Pine by the State of North Carolina. Effie Mae was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, a member of the Chatham Hospital Auxiliary, the Senior Ladies Bridge Club and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Don B. Avent and his wife, Joyce M.; daughter-in-law, Carol Avent; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde B. Avent and son, Stanley G. Avent. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

Nov. 29, 2012
ROY LEE “TOMMY” BLACKMON

Roy Lee Blackmon, 71, of Cameron,  died Saturday, (11-24-12) at his home. The funeral was held Monday, (11-26-12), atNewLifeFellowshipChurchat 2 p.m. with Pastor Gail Dickens and Pastor Elmer Parker officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Blackmon was born to the late Roy Blackmon and Mary Parker Blackmon inHarnettCounty.  A self-employed painter,  he was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Ammons. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Bowman Blackmon of the home;  sons; Roy Lee Blackmon, Jr. of Aberdeen, Kevin Wayne Blackmon of Cameron, Thomas Manley Blackmon of Carthage;  brother, Donald Blackmon of Carthage; sisters, Mattie Wilson of South Carolina, Lois Douglas and Frances Black-mon, both of Sanford, Jean Furr of Hope Mills, Kay Blackmon of Erwin; and  four grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ELLEN STEWART TYNER

Mrs. Ellen Stewart Tyner, 97, of Sanford died Saturday at Central Carolina Hospital. The funeral was held Monday, (11-26-12) at Spring Hill United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Terry Williams officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Rd.,Sanford,NC. She was born inHarnettCounty, to the late William Murchison Stewart and Elizabeth Jane Wicker Stewart.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Landis Tyner; grandson, Bryan Stewart Tyner and several brothers and sisters. She was a member ofSpring Hill United Methodist Church.  She was a  graduate of East Carolina University and taught school for 42 years in Lee, Harnett and Chatham County Schools.  She taught Sunday School for many years and reading classes at Central Carolina Community College. She is survived by sons, Harold Nichols Tyner of Dunn, Landis Stewart Tyner of Broadway;.  brothers, C. P. Stewart of Mamers, Edwin B. Stewart of Burlington;  sister, Joyce Johnson of Mamers; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

RONNIE G. TROGDON

Ronnie G. Trogdon, 64, of Siler City died  Wednesday, (11-21-12) at his residence. Graveside services were held Sunday, (11-25-12) at 3 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting, with Linda Green officiating. Mr. Trogdon was born in Chatham County on October 2, 1948, the son of Guy Virgil and Sadie (Jones) Trogdon. He  was a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting where he was a member of the choir and had served as Sunday School Superintendent. Ronnie had been employed by WNCA Radio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association,222 South Church St., Suite 336M,Charlotte,NC28202or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affilliate,4217 Park PlaceCourt, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JAMES ROBERT “SONNY” WELCH

Mr. James Robert “Sonny” Welch 70, of Bennett, passed away Monday, (11-19-12) at Chatham Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, (11-23-12) at 2 p.m at Joyce-Brady Chapel, with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed atMt.ZionUMCCemetery. Mr. Welch was aChathamCountynative and worked in the poultry industry. Survivors include daughters, Sherry Welch of the home, Sandra Stanley ofAsheboro, six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com

OLA NADINE JAMES MANESS

Ola Nadine James Maness, 69, of Robbins, died Monday,  (11-19-12). Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett with Rev. Edwin Moore, and Rev. Ralph Voncannon. Burial followed in Maness Family Cemetery at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Robbins. Nadine was born to William Boyd James and Mary Ruth Beal James, March 24, 1943. She attended Bennett High School. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Maness of the home; son, Wayne Maness of Robbins; two grandchildren; mother, Mary Ruth Brewer of Siler City; sisters, Rose Parker of Sanford, and Irene Tillman of Goldston. 

JIMMY DORSEY GRIFFITH

Jimmy Dorsey Griffith, 71, of Siler City died Saturday, (11-24-12) at Chatham Hospital. Mr. Griffith was born December 7, 1940, the son of Homer Earl and Margie (Meade) Griffith. A native of Logan County West Virginia, he was a carpenter and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by sisters, Margo Cleland of Siler City, Freda Swan of Columbus,OH, Mary Swisher of Gallipolis,OH; and brother, Homer Griffith, Jr. of Springfield, OH.

ROBERT GUTHRIE KENNEDY

Robert Guthrie Kennedy, 74, of Sanford died Sunday, (11-25-12), at his home. The funeral was held Wednesday, (11-28-12), at 2 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Darrell Harris presiding. The burial followed at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy was born inMooreCounty, November 27, 1937, to the late Wilbur Wright Kennedy and Bessie Mae Oldham Kennedy.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Kay Kennedy and a brother James Wilbur Kennedy. He is survived by his wife Nancy Hall Kennedy of the home; daughters, Nancy Jo Matthews, Neena Carol Miller, both  of Sanford, Robin Annette Dowd of Raleigh; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ANGELINA HAYES

Ms. Angelina Hayes, 48, of Moncure died Friday (11-16-12) at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday (11-20-12) at 11 a.m. at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev.TroyThomas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Survivors include son, Jalen Smith; daughter, Teanna Smith, both of Pittsboro; mother, Geraldine Hayes DeGraffenreidt of Pittsboro; father, Edward Hayes of Goldston; sisters, Sabrina McKendall of Sanford, Sherlene Brooks of Goldston, Evette Fairley of Charlotte; brothers, Everett Hayes of Mebane and Tony Hayes of Sanford.

TRUMAN DELANO “DEL” DUNCAN, JR.

Truman Delano“Del” Duncan, Jr., 41, of Siler City died Saturday, (11-24-12). Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. atRocky RiverBaptistChurch. Mr. Duncan was born in Chatham County, April 23, 1971, the son of the late Truman D. Duncan, Sr. and Katherine Faye (Bullins) Staple. He was self-employed in housing construction and paving, and attended Rocky River Baptis tChurch. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Billy and Myrtis Cooper Duncan. Survivors include his wife, Ashley Green Duncan of the home; children, Christopher Duncan, Cody Duncan, both of Staley, Taylor Duncan, Tyler Duncan, Torie Duncan, all of the home; mother and step-father, Katherine Faye and Howard Staple of Hallandale Beach, FL; and sister, Crystal D. McMath of Chapel Hill. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, (11-29-12) at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

LOIS ANN GARNER BREWER

Lois Ann Garner Brewer 65, of High Falls died Monday, (11-26-12). Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, (11-29-12) at 2 p.m. at High Falls Wesleyan Church with Rev. Roger Riffe and Rev. James Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Brewer was aMooreCounty native, born October 24, 1947 to the late Howard “Doc” Garner and Stella H. Garner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Darrell Brewer and her sister, Helen White. Survivors include daughters,  Linda Morgan and  Janice Brewer, both of the home;  mother, Stella H. Garner of Robbins; sister, Louise Perhealth of Aberdeen;  brother, Roger Garner of Robbins; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation was held Wednesday, (11-28-12) from 6-8 pm at Joyce-Brady Chapel. Online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com 

MALDA ANDREW DAVIS

Malda Andrew Davis, 89, of Siler City, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Davis was born June 28, 1923, the daughter of  Rev. Albert H. and Alma (Teague) Andrew. A native of Alabama, she was a homemaker, a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the Benevolence Committee. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis, her brother, Eugene Andrew and her sister, Erma A. Richardson. Survivors include sons, Ronald K. Davis and wife, Pamdoria of Cameron, Kenny D. Davis and wife, Sherri of Siler City;  grandson, Keith Davis and wife, Erin of Sanford, along with step-grand-sons, Tracy Gautier and Daniel Gautier of Sanford;  special niece, Marilyn Cole of Siler City and special nephew, Gary Richardson and wife, Patsy of Orlando, FL. The family received friends at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Loves Creek Baptist Church,1745 East 11th Street, Siler City. Funeral services  followed at 2 p.m. with burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church General Fund or to the Benevolence Committee,1745 East 11th Street, Siler City,N.C.27344.

EDWARD H. LaFRANCE

Eddie LaFrance of Pittsboro, 73, died Sunday November 18, 2012, at UNC Hospital. Eddie had battled many illnesses in recent years with courage, stubbornness, and a great deal of humor. He leaves behind his partner, companion and best friend of the past 20 years, Ellen Hoosick.  He also leaves Ellen’s sister, Sally Bassett and her family, Ellen’s mom, Sally Green, and Ellen’s aunt and uncle Anne and Dick Moore, and his cherished cats, Sammie and Lucy, who he spoiled endlessly. There will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham Habitat for Humanity in Pittsboro, The Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, or the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. Eddie was always most appreciative of the care he has received during the past three years from the doctors and staff at UNC, including Pittsboro Family Medicine.  The kindness of all the staff helped make the many visits much easier. We are grateful for the exceptionally caring nurses, doctors, and staff at the UNC Memorial Hospital Medical ICU during the last week of his illness. 

BRENDA JUANITA KIRK

Mrs. Brenda Juanita Kirk, 62, of 3508 Garden Road,Burlington, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Durham County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Kirk, Jr. and the late Miriam Juanita Dark Kirk. She was employed with Vanguard Reimbursement Services and a member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek. Brenda is survived by four sisters, Linda Shaw and  husband Howard of Butner, Susan Wood and  husband David of Cameron, Phyllis White and husband Lynn of Siler City, Jennifer Toothman ofGreensboro; brothers, Ricky Kirk and wife Lynda of Sanford, Randy Kirk of Goldston; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley Kirk. The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. You may sign the online register book at www.lowe funeralhome.com.

Nov. 22, 2012
MARY T. TURNAGE

Snow Hill –   Mrs. Mary Thomas Turnage, 84, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  A native of the Lizzie Community of Greene County, she was born September 15, 1928, the daughter of Roy H. Thomas and Martha Belle Smith Thomas.  Mrs. Turnage was a graduate of the Maury High School where she was a star player on the girls basketball team.  Following marriage to her late husband, Edwin Arlendo Turnage, they made their home in the Arba Community where she resided until her death.  Mrs. Turnage was a member of Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at the Chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with Reverend Leon Grubbs officiating.  A private family committal service will be held later at Snow Hill Cemetery. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Turnage was also preceded in death by her siblings, Hooker Thomas, Mamie T. Marsh, Nathan Thomas, Bill Thomas, Margaret T. Sugg, Lewis Thomas and Dorothy Ann Thomas. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Susan T. Ferguson of Siler City,  Donna T. Adkins and husband, Bill of Cary; grandson, Jeff R. Ferguson of Siler City; sisters, Louise T. Jenkins of Concord, Caroline T. Beddard of Snow Hill,  Jean T. Jones of Farmville; sisters-in-law, Sybil J. Thomas of Snow Hill, Jackie C. Thomas of Morehead City, Evelyn Thomas Cole of Farmville; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends immediately following the service on Saturday and other times at the Turnage residence.  Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 502 Red Banks Road, Suite B, Greenville,NC 27858. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com

TIMOTHY MARCHELL GORDON

Timothy Marchell Gordon, 53, of Pittsboro died Friday, (11-09-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (11-17-12) at Mt.Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Gordon was the son of the late Auther Dave and Barbara Jean Taylor Gordon. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Snipes Gordon; son, Laperry Snipes; daughter, Shatammy G. Booker; brothers, Clayton Gordon, Danny Gordon, Victor Gordon, Christopher Gordon; sister, Wonda Johnson; and seven grandchildren. Condolences may be posted at www.cewilliefuneralservice.com.

JACKIE SISTRUNK

Jackie Sistrunk, 60 ofSanforddied Wednesday, (11-14-12), at her residence. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ODELIA LYNN WALDEN

Mrs. Odelia Walden, 53, of Ramseur passed Thursday (11-01-12) at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held Tuesday (11-06-12) at 2 p.m. atCentennialAMEZionChurchwith burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include her husband, John Walden of Ramseur; mother, Lillie Currie of Bear Creek; sisters, Cynthia C. Spruiell, Rosita Reaves, both of Goldston; brothers, Dale E. Currie of Benson, and Kenneth C. Currie of Charlotte.

JIMMIE HOLT

Mr. Jimmie Holt of  Sanford, died Friday, (11-16-12) at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DAPHNE MARIE FORSTER

Daphne Marie Forster, age 38, died October 10, 2012. She was born February 17, 1974. Rev. Chance Walters conducted a private memorial service Sunday, November 11, 2012, on the grounds of the Bennie and Trudy Walters’ home. The service ended with a balloon release and the reading of a poem written by Daphne’s great-grandmother, Mattie C. Burke, in 1945. Daphne is survived by her mother and step-father, Linda Forster and Bill Walters of Siler City; father, Jerome Lee Forster of Albany,Oregon; sister and brother-in-law, Andy and Dean Smith of Siler City; sister, Cindy Miller of Keizer, Oregon and numerous relatives and friends. Daphne attended South Albany High  School in Albany, Oregon and Mt. Hood Community College in Portland,Oregon. She served in the United States Navy for two years. Daphne was a world traveler and loved by her family and friends for her “free spirit”. She was an accomplished snowboarder and skateboarder. Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project,PO Box 758517,Topeka, Kansas, 66675 or the West Chatham Boys and Girls Club,PO Box 1788, Pittsboro,NC 27312.

JUDITH PAISLEY COLLINS

Judith Johnson Paisley Collins, 83, of 101 South Third Avenue, Siler City died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Village Lake Inn of Siler City. Mrs. Collins was born in Randolph County on January 3, 1929, the daughter of Robert and Millicent (Trogdon) Johnson.  Judy was a retired teller supervisor with The Bank of Randolph and Wachovia Bank. She was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church,  the Adult Sunday School Class and a member of the Dig and Dream Garden Club.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Paisley and Payne Collins. She is survived by one son, Mike Paisley and wife, Kim of Clayton, NC; step-sons, Ronnie Collins and wife, Denise of Siler City,  Randy Collins and wife, Kathy of Pittsboro; step-grandsons, Matthew Collins, Jacob Collins and wife, Rosanna. A graveside service was held Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. at West Bend United Methodist Church,1080 Albemarle Road, Asheboro,NC. A memorial service was held Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. The family  received friends after the service in the  fellowship hall for a luncheon. The family requested that food contributions be directed to the church rather than the home. Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church,2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City,NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


 

Nov. 15, 2012
FAYE C. WARD

Faye Cain Ward, 69, of  Ramseur, died Monday, 11-05-12 at her residence. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, (11-09-12), at the Ward Family Cemetery with  Rev. John Gunter and Rev. Mark Wilburn officiating. Mrs. Ward was a native ofRandolphCountyand a farmer. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Cain. Surviving is her husband, Philip Ward, of the home; sons, Dr. Neil Ward  of Robbins, Bill Ward of Ramseur; mother, Hattie Lois Cain Staley of Ramseur; brother, David Cain of Ramseur; and three grandchildren. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County,PO Box 9,Asheboro,NC27204.

JESSE RAY “BUCK” HOLDER

Jesse Ray “Buck” Holder, 75 ofSanforddied Wednesday, (11-07-12), at Central Carolina Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, (11-11-12), at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon and Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Holder was born August 30, 1937 inHarnettCountyto the late Archibald Thomas Holder and Elsie Lee Cummings Holder.  A brother, Neal Edward Holder also predeceased him.  He was a retired public works employee with the City ofSanford. Survivors include his wife, Janice Carter Holder and brother, Gene Thomas Holder of Mamers. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,5422 St. Andrews Church Road,Sanford,N.C.  27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES HORTON SEAGROVES

James Horton Seagroves, 75, ofSanforddied Sunday, (11-11-12) atCentralCarolinaHospital. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, (11-14-12), at 2 p.m. atFarmvilleCemeterywith Eugene Ussery presiding. Mr. Seagroves was born inChathamCountyon February 2, 1937 to the late William Wharton Seagroves and Mary Jeffers Seagroves.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Joe, Ed, Frankie, Charles Seagroves and a sister, Irene Patterson. Surviving relatives are sons, Jamie Seagroves ofSanford, Kenny Seagroves of Connelly Springs; brother, Larry Seagroves of Goldston; sisters, Marie Macko and Libby Wilmoth, both ofSanford,FrancesBraswell and  Margie Rubin, both ofCarthage; and five grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DONNA ATKINSON HOWARD

Donna Atkinson Howard, 51, ofRocky Mountdied Sunday, (11-04-12). Graveside services were held  at 11 a.m. Saturday (11-10-12) atPleasant HillBaptistChurchCemeteryin Pittsboro. Donna was born February 3, 1961 in Erwin to Archie and Frances Atkinson. Her father and brother, Archie Ray Atkinson preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Amber Moize of Mebane; mother, Frances Atkinson of Pittsboro; sister, Janet Bryant ofSanford; and one granddaughter. Condolences may be posted at cewilliefuneralservice.com.

MARY FRANCES SPIVEY

Mary Frances Spivey, 97, ofSanforddied Sunday, (11-11-12) at her residence. The funeral was held Wednesday, (11-14-12), at 11 a.m. at Shallow Well Church with Rev. Donald Thompson presiding.  The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial followed in the church cemetery Mrs. Spivey was born inChathamCountyon April 2, 1915 to the late George Carlton Cole and Minnie Louise Cole.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Ralph Spivey; six brothers, George, Page, Hugh, Ernest, Wade, Jack Cole and a sister, Lena Cole Luck. Surviving are her son Ralph Spivey ofSanford; daughters Brenda Spivey Marsh and Barbara Spivey Finch Poole, both ofSanford; brother, Robert W. Cole ofSanford; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Memorials may be made toShallowWellChurch,1220 Broadway Road,Sanford,NC 27332or to Liberty Hospice,1000 Carthage Street,Sanford,NC 27330. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DEBORAH LYNNE JOHNSON PATTERSON

Deborah Lynne Johnson Patterson, 56, ofWinston-Salem, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 atWakeForestBaptistMedicalCenter, from a long battle with leukemia. She was born January 30, 1956 inSiler City,NC, daughter of Hugh Monroe and Eulala Lewis Johnson.  She married Frederick Asbury Patterson, Jr. on January 6, 1980 atFirstWesleyanChurchinSilerCity. Fred and her surviving children, Sara Malisa Patterson, Brent Frederick Patterson, Avery Lynne Patterson, and Tiffany Lynn Patterson  live onBrookmeade DriveinWinston-Salem. Her surviving brothers are, Larry (Faye) Johnson of Asheboro, Donald (Carol) Johnson of Siler City, and Gerald (Judy) Johnson of Greensboro. Debbi has many nieces and nephews. Debbi graduated fromJordan-MatthewsHigh SchoolinSilerCity  in 1974,DavidsonCommunity Collegein 1976, andHigh PointUniversitywith a BA in English in 1978. She formerly worked as a Sports Writer for the Forsyth Suburbanite and the Greensboro Record.  She also formerly worked as a Marketing Assistant forGuilfordTechnicalCommunity Collegeand was Vice President/Secretary for Patterson Financial Designs, Inc.  Her most recent employment was as a Community Director for the Greater Triad Chapter  of the March of Dimes Foundation. The family gratefully acknowledges the compassion and professional care that Debbi received by the following: Dr Bayard Powell  and Katherine Pearsall, PA., of the outpatient ComprehensiveCancerCenterand the  nursing staff’s of 9th floorArdmore and the BMT Unit of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 atCollege ParkBaptistChurchinWinston-Salem.  Reverend  Ramon Smith will officiate along with the Reverend Larry Johnson and Reverend David Sjoberg.  Visitation followed the service in the fellowship hall at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.frankvoglerandsons.comDebbi  touched the lives of everyone she met and was and is a model mother and wife. Praise be to God that she is finally cancer free and with her heavenly father. Memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church Building Fund or the Greater Triad Division of March of Dimes Foundation.

JAMES RAY MARKHAM

James Ray Markham, 66, of Pittsboro, died Friday, November 9, 2012, atUNCHospital. A native ofChathamCounty, James was born to the late Lawrence Ray Markham and Lina Ruth Horton.  An ironworker by trade, James grew up farming. After retiring, you could find him working on lawnmowers, sharpening lawnmower blades, or building grills. Known to many as “Buddy-Row”, he was a huge fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and “Junior”.  One of his favorite past-times was playing scratch-off lottery tickets. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon King and his grandson, Lukas Bolejack. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Donna E. Williams; son, Kent Markham and  wife Teresa of Pittsboro; daughters, Patricia Goodwin and husband Jeff of Apex, Jaime Riddle and  husband Rickey of Pittsboro, Kelly Bolejack and  husbandChad, also of Pittsboro; a brother, Randy Markham of  Apex; a sister, Debbie Sanders of Pittsboro; and nine grandchildren. A service to honor the life and memory of James was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro, with the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.  A reception  followed. Burial was private. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

DONALD R. LESTER

Heaven got a sweet angel! Donald R. Lester, 73, of SilerCity passed away  Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell inBurlington. Born in Long Pole,West Virginia, he was a retired coal miner and truck driver. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Chambers) Lester; two daughters, Donna Harrelson (Brett) of Snow Camp, Tracy Teague (James) of Siler City; grandchildren, Cody and Aryana Teague of Siler City and Taylor Harrelson of Snow Camp; brothers and sisters, Karen Click, Kenny Lester, Jackie Lester, Charles Lester, all of Iaegar, WV and Geraldine Smith of Noxapater, MS. He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Frankie Lester and two sisters, Anna Lester and Norma Lester Roberts. The family will receive friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David King and Rev. Phillip Nelson officiating. Inurnment will follow inChathamMemorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West,SilerCity. The family would like to thank the Hospice Home andUNCHospitals, friends and family for the loving care, support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance andCaswellCounties,914 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC27215. Online condolences may be made at       www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Nov. 8, 2012
CHRISTOPHER BRODY COBLE

Sanford- Christopher Brody Coble, age 28, died Friday (11-02-12). No services are planned. Mr. Coble  was born inOrangeCountyand was a contractor. Surviving is his father, Bobby Glenn Coble ofSarasota,Florida;  mother, Donna Jordan Bowmer ofSanford; sisters, Courtnie Smith of Raeford, Kindra Bowmer ofSanford; maternal grandparents, Ronald Jordan and Rachel Jordan ofSilerCity. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY LOU HIGGINS

Mary Lou Higgins, 86, passed away atUNCMedicalHospitalon Monday, (11-05-12). A graveside service was held at  10 a.m. Wednesday, (11-07-12) atBynumUnitedMethodistChurchCemeteryoffUS Hwy15-501. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

KATHLEEN BREWER WILLIAMS

Kathleen Brewer Williams of Siler City, daughter of the late Hunter McGuire and Alice Powers Brewer died November 3, 2012. Born inChathamCounty, October 3, 1927 she attendedBennettHigh Schooland St. Leo’s Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in the Class of 1948. Kathleen was a member of theFirstBaptistChurchand the Esther Sunday School Class. Preceded in death by husband, Richard A. Williams, Sr., Kathleen is survived by son, Richard A. Williams, Jr. ofJerome,Idahoand daughters, Susan W. Cutler ofTwin Falls,Idahoand Kathryn Jane Bottoms (Jeff) of Bennett; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, all of the northwest;  and her beloved companion Orsen. Visitation was  held Monday, November 5, 2012 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A graveside service was held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. atOakwoodCemetery, with Chaplin Jamie Pierce and Reverend Tony Capehart officiating. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice,1414 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC27334orFirstBaptistChurch,314 North 2nd Avenue,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Williams family.  Online condolences may be made at: www.pughfuneral home.com.

UKIE HALLMAN, SR.

   Ukie Hallman, Sr., 79, ofSanford, died Saturday, (10-27-12). Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, (10-30-12) atCumnockBaptistChurch, with Rev. Ken Dowdy and Merritt Taylor officiating. Burial  followed atCoolSpringsMethodistChurchCemetery Mr. Hallman worked for Saco-Lowell Company for 19 years.  After that, he farmed full time.  He attendedCumnockBaptistChurch.  Mr. Hallman was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Womack and Blanche Hallman Patterson and a son Ricky Dale Hallman. Survivors include his wife,  Margie Collins Hallman; sons, Ukie Hallman, Jr. of Angier, Andy Hallman ofAsheboro,  Timothy Hallman ofSanford; seven grand-children and 16 great–grandchildren. Online condolences at www.oquinnpeebles.com

KEVIN DAVIS

Mr. Kevin Davis, 24, ofSilerCitydied Saturday, (10-27-12). Funeral services will be held Thursday (11-01-12) at 2 p.m. atFirstMissionaryBaptistChurch. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

ROBERT WAYNE BOSTICK

Robert Wayne Bostick, 63, of SilerCitydied Sunday, (10-28-12). A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, (10-30-12) atFamilyCemetery, Silk Hope. Mr. Bostick was born April 24, 1949, the son ofChesterS. and Addie Mae Sanford Bostick. He  was employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Zagurski Bostick.

DAVID KEITH McLAUGHLIN

David Keith McLaughlin 91, ofSilerCitydied Friday, October 26, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Inc. inSilerCity. Mr. McLaughlin was the son of William James and Mattie (Caviness) McLaughlin, and a native ofChathamCounty. Keith was a WW II veteran of the US Coast Guard and worked for Central Carolina Farmers and Bish Military Surplus. He was a life long member ofFirstBaptistChurchand was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Ligon McLaughlin. Survivors include a daughter, ZoAnn Adams and husband, Sam of Siler City; sons, D. K. McLaughlin, Jr. and wife, Jan of Winston-Salem, Tom T. McLaughlin and wife, Cynde of Greensboro; grandchildren, Marti Canterbury and husband, Steven of Hickory, David McLaughlin III of Jamestown, Meghan McLaughlin of Greensboro, Caitlin McLaughlin of Wilmington and great-grand-children, James and Jesse Canterbury and Cadence M. White. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at theFirstBaptistChurchwith Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. Burial  followed inLovesCreekBaptistChurchCemetery,SilerCity. Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church,314 North  2nd Avenue,Siler City,NC27344.

EMMA WILKIE BREWER

Emma Wilkie Brewer, 85, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at Cambridge Hills, Pittsboro. Mrs. Brewer was born December 26, 1926, the daughter of Archie and Ethel (Hilliard) Wilkie. She was a native ofChathamCountyand a homemaker.  Emma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, O. L. “Pete” Brewer, brothers, Frank, Robert, and Rupert Wilkie and sister, Mae Gaines. Emma is survived by daughter, Denise B. Thomas and husband, Jerry of Goldston; son, Larry Brewer of Siler City; sisters, Elma Hatch and husband, Tom of Durham, Frona Eads of Siler City, Mollie Woody and husband, Donald, Linda Wicker and husband, Eddie, all of Goldston; grandchildren, Jodi Hearn and husband, Barry, Natasha Cook and husband, Rodney, Jessica LaDronka and husband, Brad; great-grandchildren, Brayden Hearn and Madison Cook. The family  received friends Monday, October 29, 2012 from 11 to 3 p.m.  atProvidenceIndependent UMC,Providence Church Road,SilerCity.  Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter,3420 Shamrock Drive,Charlotte,NC28215.

 BRENDA HACKNEY JOHNSON

At the age of 63, Brenda was taken home to be with the Angels. She is survived by children, Yvonne Isley ofBurlington, Charles and Jo Nall of Bonlee, and BJ and Ashley Johnson of Gibsonville. Brenda was blessed with nine grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Brenda is also survived by siblings Joe and Bobbie Jo Dwiggins, George Hackney, Greg Hackney, Glen Hackney,  as well as Ricky and Pam Hackney. She was preceded in death by husband Bobby H Johnson, and by parents, William and Vivian Hackney. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at Pleasant Hill Baptist in Pittsboro on Saturday November 3 at 2 p.m.

Oct. 25, 2012
ATHERINE WATTS VAUGHN

Catherine Watts Vaughn, 71, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, (10-18-12).   Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, (10-20-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Pittsboro.   Complete obit and condolences at www.hallwynne. com

LLOYD COOLIDGE GARNER

Mr. Lloyd Coolidge Garner 79, of Seagrove, passed away Thursday, (10-18-12) atWoodland Hills inAsheboro. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, (10-21-12) at 2:30 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Brian Faircloth and Rev. Gerald Ward officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Garner was aRandolphCountynative and a retired sawmill worker. He was an avid musician, a master banjo picker, having played with several groups over the years. Survivors include his wife,  Penny Cox Garner of the home; step-son, John Christie ofAsheboro; sister, Mavine Yow of Seagrove; brother, Amon Garner of Asheboro; and three step-grand-daughters.  Online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com

LEVI MARTIN JESSUP

Levi Martin Jessup, Jr., 72, of King died Friday (10-19-12) at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday (10-21-12) at 3 p.m. at Howell-Nelson Funeral Chapel with interment following atWestfieldFriendsMeetingCemetery. Mr. Jessup was born February 14, 1940 to the late Levi and Doasha Jessup. He was a self-employed forklift mechanic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Boyd, Howard, Marvin Jessup and sister, Bessie Brewer. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Hillegas Jessup of the home; sons, Perry Lee Jessup, Sr. of Rural Hall, Gregory Martin Jessup of Advance, Brian Samuel Jessup of King, Leland Eric Jessup of Pinnacle; daughters, Luanne Jessup Cardwell of Winston-Salem, Valorie Leigh Jessup Williams of Elkin; sisters, Eva Ward of McLeansville, Inez Brown, Mary Creason, June Dixon, Rachel Johnson, all of Siler City, Laura Hauser of Walkertown, Linda Sink of Winston-Salem; brothers, Lester Jessup of Burlington, Rex Jessup of Siler City, Richard Jessup of New Jersey; 17 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care,PO Box863, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Online condolences to: www.howellfuneralservices.com

HARLOW WAYNE PAUL

Harlow Wayne Paul, 84, of Bear Creek died Monday, (10-22-12) at the VA Medical Center inDurham. A memorial service will be held Thursday, (10-25-12) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Darrell Garner will officiate. Mr. Paul was born inJefferson County,IA,. June 2, 1928, the son of Marion Harlow andPearl(Shill) Paul. He was a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer (4), and had served two tours inVietnam. He retired from the Pentagon, and later served as a Chatham County Magistrate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Scott Paul and daughter, Paula Brooks Lovell. Survivors include daughters, Terri M. Hillars ofNewton,IA, Karen Brooks Green of Chapel Hill; son, Larry Paul ofNewton,IA; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army,200 Sanford Road,Pittsboro,NC27312.  Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

ELSIE MOON LINDLEY  

Elsie Moon Lindley 95, of Pittsboro died Friday, October 19, 2012 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center Of Alamance-Caswell,Burlington,NC. Mrs. Lindley was born March 8, 1917 inChathamCounty. She was the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Terry) Moon. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wayne Lindley, a son, Bobby Lee Lindley; brothers, French and Elmer Moon, sisters, Lou Alice Moon Gray and Hilda Gray Moon Petty. Elsie attendedMudLickSchooluntil the 5th grade and thenSilkHopeSchoolwhere she loved basketball and played all through high school. She was an All-County and All-State player during those days. Up until it was too difficult for her to get in the stands, she attended high school and college games. Elsie retired from Burlington Industries, formerly Mays Hosiery, where she worked for 35 years. She often said “I loved every minute of working there”. She continued friendship with former co-workers throughout her life. She was a member of South Fork Friends Church and the Missionary Society. She was a dear friend and neighbor to many, often taking them to doctor’s appointments and other activities until she could no longer drive (at age 89). Wilma Andrew was like a sister to her. Elsie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother…and a good Christian lady who will be missed by all. After retiring from Burlington Industries, she worked for Richard Fox at Best Foods for over 10 years cooking and cultivating many new friendships. Elsie was not one to sit at home and be idle. She was a member of the Garden Club and the Home Demonstration Clubs inChathamCountyfor many years where she made baskets, pillows, quilts, and other handmade items which she gave to friends and family. She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Woody LeBuhn (Robert) of New Jersey and Colorado; daughter-in-law, Ethel Covert Lindley of Siler City; grandchildren, Sharon Lindley Bowers (Nelson) of Pittsboro, Jason Lindley Woody (Suzanne) of Greenwich, CT, Jamie Covert Lindley (Gina) of Siler City; step-grandchildren, Tony Wright, Tammy Wright Bass, Anne LeBuhn MacCowatt, Ellen LeBuhn Walsh, Robert LeBuhn and Richard LeBuhn;; great-grandchildren, Courtney Bowers Andrews (Jim) of Hillsborough, Kelsey Bowers Maynard (Alex) of Roxboro, Aubrey Bowers of Pittsboro, and Tucker Cole Lindley of Siler City; Samuel Lindley Woody and George David Woody of Old Greenwich, CT; step great-grandchildren, Tanner and Jaycee Dooley, Morgan Wright, Hunter Bass, Mimi, Liza and Tommy MacCowatt, David and Julia Walsh, Katie, Emmaline and Johanna LeBuhn; great great-grand-children, Avery Lee Ann Andrews and Evan James Andrews of Hillsborough; many nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. atSouthForkFriendsChurch,359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Andrew Needham officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to South Fork Friends Church Cemetery Fund or to South Fork Ladies Missionary Society,359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349, or toLifePathHospiceCenterinBurlington,NC. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com

JESSE LEWIS MANESS

Jesse Lewis Maness 24, of885 Bill Lambert Road, Bear Creek passed away. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 4 p.m at Tyson’sCreekBaptistChurchwhere he was member with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Maness was aLeeCountynative and was in the 2006 class atChathamCentralHigh School. He  attendedSandhillsCommunity College. Mr. Maness was over Inventory at Accutite Fasteners inWinston-Salem.  He loved basketball and  fishing. He attended Pleasant Grove Christian Church with his grandparents, Bobby and Rama Maness. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather,  Russell Phillips. Mr. Maness is survived by his mother and step-father, Kathy and Danny Gaines of the home;  father and step-mother, Gary and Tammy Maness of Bennett; sister, Amanda Maness of the home;brother, Chase Gaines of the home; step-brother, Casey Gaines of Roanoke, VA; maternal grandmother, Olga Phillips of Bear Creek; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Rama Maness of Bennett. Visitation was held  Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at the home. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com  Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Maness family

GREGORY “GREGG” VAN WALKER

Gregory “Gregg” Van Walker, 66, of6593 Silk Hope Liberty Road,SilerCity, passed away at his residence on Friday, October 19, 2012. A native ofAlamanceCounty, he was the son of the late Joseph Ebb Walker and the late Sybil Perry Walker.  He retired from Walker Brothers Grading and was a member of the Mason’s Siler City Lodge #403, Cowboys for Christ, and the Fish House Gang. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kent Walker. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Weddington and her husband Anthony of Raleigh, Julie Dawn Young and her husband Jeff of Benson; four grandchildren, Nicholas Weddington, Chase Weddington, Blakely Weddington,  Grayson Young; one brother, Barry Walker of Graham; one sister, Judy Hayes and her husband Tommy of Graham; and one sister-in-law, Ellen Walker. A graveside service was held atGrahamMemorial Parkon Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Howard Thompson, officiating. The family received friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.  At other times they were at7822 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Snow Camp. Memorials may be made to Hospice Kids Path in care of Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell,914 Chapel Hill Road,Burlington,NC 27215or the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place,Chicago,IL 60673-1263. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com

JEAN KATHRYN WRENN HIGGINS

March 5, 1919 – October 21, 2012 Jean Kathryn Wrenn Higgins passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 at KBR Hospice Home.  Jean was born March 5, 1919 to J. Speight and Pauline Wrenn inSiler City,NC, the third of four children.  She graduated from theUniversityofNCatGreensboro.  After college she joined the Navy as a WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services) at the start of World War II.  While in the military she met her husband, Victor Hugh Higgins, a marine officer.  In 1945 they married.  Jean was a high school English teacher for over 30 years inGeorgiaandNorth Carolina. Jean is predeceased by her husband, her parents, three siblings, two nieces and one nephew.  She is survived by her three daughters, Alice Kenney, Margaret Bennett and husband Richard, and Patricia Higgins, all of Winston-Salem; her son, Robert Higgins and wife, Julie of Charlotte; six grandchildren, Joshua and wife Allison, Mary Bennett and Suzanne, Thomas, Amy, and John Higgins; one step-granddaughter, Morgan Yarborough; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Carolina Bennett and one niece, Jean Bergin of Michigan. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 25 at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in the Chapel with a reception to follow.   A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made toCentenaryUnitedMethodistChurchat646 West Fifth Street,Winston-Salem,NC 27101; or KBR Hospice Home at101 Hospice Lane,Winston-Salem,NC 27103. The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at the KBR Hospice Home for their compassion and care of Jean.   Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com

AMOS ROBERT BUTLER

Amos Robert Butler, 88, of Roseboro, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 atRoseboroUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Bobby Herring officiating. Burial  followed atRoseboroCemetery. Mr. Butler was born  October 17, 1924 to Edgar and Lela Jane Butler inClinton,NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Alice, two brothers and one grandchild. Mr. Butler was a graduate of NC State University and veteran of the US Army. He was a part of the Roseboro community for over 60 years. He was an owner and operator of Butler & Crumpler Milling Company in Roseboro for 35 years. He served on numerous boards and civic groups including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Cross Creek Savings & Loan, Roseboro Area Economic Development, Boy Scouts, Girls Haven (now Boys and Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw) and otherSampsonCountyorganizations. He was also an active member of theRoseboroUnitedMethodistChurchsince 1952. At the church, he was at various times a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Delegate to the Annual Conference, Lay Leader, Finance Committee Chairman and Administrative Board Chairman. Among his many hobbies were gardening, wood-working, traveling, civic activities and visiting his children and grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Janie L. Butler (Bob Andrews) of Siler City; four sons, Dr. Stephen R. Butler (Marilyn Butler) of Sacramento, CA., David G. Butler (Sharon Butler) of Morganton, Dr. R. Dean Butler of Charlotte, G. Lynn Butler (Taryn Butler) of Winston-Salem; eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.. in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roseboro United Methodist Church,P.O. Box 8, Roseboro, NC,28382. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home,401 W. Roseboro Street, www.Roseborofuneralhomes.com


Oct. 18, 2012
“JAKE”  FRANK BURNS, JR.

J. “Jake” Frank Burns, Jr., 67, of Siler City died Wednesday, (10-10-12) at VA Medical Center,Durham. The funeral was held Saturday, (10-13-12) at 11 a.m. at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Churchwith Rev. Phillip Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Burns was born in Chatham County on September 22, 1945 at SilerCity, the son of Frank and Annie (Wilson) Burns, Sr. He was a member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Jake was employed as a construction contractor. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Earl Burns. He is survived by his wife, Diane Dowd Burns; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Burns of Staley; sons, Thomas Jake Burns of Norfolk,VA, Russell David Burns of SilerCity; sister, Betty Lou Sanders of Eagle Springs; and five grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JEAN McKNIGHT

Betty Jean McKnight, 77, ofPort St.Lucie,Florida, died Tuesday, (10-09-12) at the Treasure Coast Hospice,Fort Pierce. Funeral services were held at Forest Hills Funeral Homes,  Palm City Chapel at 2 p.m., Saturday (10-13-12). Interment followed inForestHillMemorial ParkinPalmCity. A native of Pittsboro, she was a bookkeeper for Olympic Pools inPalm City,FL,  retiring after 24 years. Survivors include daughters, Heather Mazzotta ofShillington,PA., ValiSheridanofSunbury,PA., Melanie Gonya ofSylvania,GA.; sister, Leslie Jo Foley ofAtlanta,GA.; brothers, George Wright ofDeerfield Beach, FL., Roy Wright ofBradenton, FL.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice,1201 SE Indian Street,Stuart,FL34997or at 772-403-4530 or on line at www.tchospices.org . An online registry is available at:  www.foresthillspalm cityflorida.com.

G. RAY HUGHES

G. Ray Hughes, 75, ofSanforddied Wednesday, (10-10-12) at the E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. No services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Hughes was born inFt.Wayne,IN, the son of the late Noah Hughes and Alta Spencer Hughes. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Survivors include his wife, Helen McNeill Hughes; daughters, Wendy Mosteller of Lincolnton, Gloria Branch ofVirginia, Debbie Farr ofIndiana; sons, Randy Sessoms, Eddie Sessoms, both of Pittsboro; sister, Mary Ormiston ofIndiana; 13 grandchildren and five great-grand-children. Online condolences to: www.rogerspickard.com.

KATIE MERRITT SMART

Katie Merritt Smart, 76, died, Wednesday, (10-03-12. Funeral services were held at the Palm Beach National Chapel, on Tuesday, (10-09-12), with Reverend Wayne Padgett officiating.  Intern-ment followed at theSouthFloridaNationalCemetery. Katie was a native ofBladenCounty, born to Katie Dent Merritt and Harmon E. Merritt on May 31, 1936. She was a graduate ofBladenboroHigh Schoolin 1954. While living inSilerCity, she worked for the telephone office.  She later became the Director of Human Resources for Koury Corporation where she retired. She is survived by her husband, David Robertson Smart, Jr. of the home; daughter, Elizabeth Smart Kugler and husband, Dr. Jeffrey Kugler; son, David Robertson Smart, III, and wife Elizabeth Alicea Smart; sister, Evelyn Merritt Cain; brother, Adrian Merritt; and five grandchildren,. Memorial gifts may be made to: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s “Ocean Futures Society,”325 Chapala Street,Santa Barbara,California 93101; Blue Butterfly Fund,3855 Creek Road,Millmont,PA17845. 

JAMES CLEMMON PATTERSON

James Clemmon Patterson, 90, of 118 Olde Manor Court, Siler City died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Mr. Patterson was born inHarnettCountyon September 22, 1922, the son of Glover K. and Ella Francis (Nordan) Patterson. A WW II veteran of the Air Force, he was employed by A. J.  Schneierson for 26 years where he was a Supervisor and he also worked for 19 years at Selig Manufacturing. James was a member ofLovesCreekBaptistChurchwhere he served in leadership positions including the church choir. He was also a member of the Jubilee Choir. James was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Angell Patterson. He is survived by his wife, Susan (McLeod) Patterson; one daughter, Joan and Lynn Coley of Greensboro; grandchildren, Chris Johnson and Kate of Cary, Danielle and Sean Mehaffey of Greensboro, Scott and Kassi Johnson of Edmond, OK; step-daughters, Cindy Gunter of Sanford, Penny Gunter of Pittsboro; great-grand-children, Savannah, Emily, Kennedy, Landon, Reagan and Harper “Henry”; sister, Pat Stone and Jim of Siler City; and brother, Lee Patterson and Sue of Sanford. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. atLovesCreekBaptistChurch. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. atLovesCreekBaptistChurchwith Rev. Bob Boyd officiating. Memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church General Fund,1745 East 11th Street,Siler City,NC27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

EUAL L. “JERRY” ANDERSON

Supply –  Eual L. “Jerry” Anderson, 70, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 atGrandStrandRegionalMedicalCenter. Born May 10, 1942 inMarion,IN, he was the son of the late Herman S. and Mamie Belle Daugherty Anderson. Mr. Anderson is survived by two daughters, Cathy Anderson Mason (Reid) of Little River, SC, Sherry Anderson Adams (Olin) of Asheboro; brothers, Samuel L. McCormick of Upland, IN, William McCormick of Marion, IN; sisters, Minnie B. Vermillion of Marion, IN, Virginia A. Robinson, Anna L. Adkins, both of New Bern; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Cody and Dylan Adams and Casey and Joel Mason. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday atHighestPraiseChurchin Supply.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 15 inGreenLeafMemorial Park,New  Bern. A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sc coast.net. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

PEGGY BUCKNER KIRBY

Peggy Buckner Kirby, 79, of Jessie Bridges Road, Siler City died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro. Mrs. Kirby was born inChathamCountyon January 15, 1933, the daughter of Randolph and Mae (Crutchfield) Buckner. Peggy was a member ofRocky RiverBaptistChurch. She was employed by UNC as an accounting clerk for over 20 years. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty Lee Carol, Myra Brady and Doris Buckner; brothers, Winfred and Lynn Buckner. She is survived by three daughters, Diane B. Smith and husband, Max of Bear Creek, Terry G. Brooks and husband, Tim of Siler City, Donna K. Carden and husband, Ervin of Henderson; two sons, Gary L. Kirby and wife, Kathy of Chapel Hill, Steven T. Kirby of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Emily Moran, Maggie Smith, Jon Brooks, Zach Brooks, Heath Carden, Adam Carden, Jessica Kirby, Anna Paige Kirby and Trenton Kirby; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lorane Buckner of Pueblo, Colorado and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Diane and Max Smith, 648 Jim Paige Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2 p.m.  at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund,4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road,Siler City,NC27344or West Chatham Food Pantry,126 Village Lake Road,Siler City,NC27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HENRY CHRISTIAN VOGEL

Henry Christian Vogel, 92, of Chapel Hill, North Carolinadied on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mr. Vogel was born on December 22, 1919 in Newark, NJand was raised in the Weequahic neighborhood. His wife, Shirley Beckert Vogel preceded him in death on June 24, 1986.  Mr. Vogel graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s from ColumbiaUniversity, in chemical engineering. He served in the US Army during WW II in the Pacific Theatre and in 1946 joined Merck, Inc. where he worked for the next 25 years, followed by fifteen years at GAF and John Brown until retirement. Among his professional accomplishments were a patented method of recovering osmium and editorship of Fermentation and Biochemical Engineering Handbook, now in its third edition. An active member and deacon at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Henry resided inPlainfield andScotch Plains before moving to NC in 2005. Henry is survived by: Erika V. Hoffman (daughter) and her husband Byron J. Hoffman, Jr. of Chapel Hill, NC; Donna V. McReynolds (daughter) and her husband Jeffrey McReynolds of Batavia, Illinois;  Joseph Henry Vogel (son) of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Margaret V. Stottmeister (sister) of Forked River, NJ;  Gertrude V. Graham (sister) of Tempe, AZ;  seven grandchildren, Byron Jay Hoffman, III, Henry Maxwell Hoffman, Erik Christian Hoffman and wife Jessica, Heather Marie Hoffman, Casey Mae Carlock, Maxine Shirley McReynolds and Robin Jo McReynolds. Interment was October 13, 2012 beside his beloved wife at thePleasantdaleCemeteryinWest Orange,NJ. The officiating clergy was Reverend Lynn Santulli of Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. Any contributions in memory of Henry C. Vogel may be made to Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ07060or to the Newark Preservation Committee: http://www.newarklandmarks.org/Contact.htm.com.

Oct. 11, 2012
J.B.OLDHAM, JR

J. B. “Monk” Oldham, Jr., 71, of Bear Creek, died Thursday, (10-04-12) atCentralCarolinaHospital,Sanford. The funeral was held Sunday, (10-07-12) at 3 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Clark Davis, Rev. Michael Harper, Rev. Jack Phillips and Ritchie Nall officiating. Burial followed in theOldhamFamilyCemetery. Mr. Oldham was born inLeeCountyon April 11, 1941, the son of James Berry Oldham, Sr. and Mary Frances (Poe)Oldham. A member of Antioch Christian Church, he farmed  and hauled grain for G & N Trucking. He had also worked for Southern Wood Piedmont. He is survived by his wife, Alca Fogleman Oldham; daughter, Jill Oldham Gilliland, sons, Jeffrey B. Oldham, Joel K. Oldham all of Bear Creek; brother, Robert L. “Shorty” Oldham of Bear Creek; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DWIGHT DELANO SATTERFIELD

Dwight Delano Satterfield, 51, ofSilerCitydied Tuesday (10-02-12) in his home. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Monday inMcCoyTempleUnitedHolyChurch, Efland. Interment was inHillsboroughTownCemetery. Mr. Satterfield was born November 27, 1960 to Harry and Marcine Satterfield. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Evaughn Satterfield; daughters, Alicia Oates, Kelly Sullivan, Jinny Dickinson; sisters, Audry Pettiford, Crystal Rhiner, Sonya Satterfield, Lenora Clark; brothers, Harry Satterfield, Marcus Satterfield; and four grandchildren.

ELLEN JONES LAMBERT

Mrs. Nancy Ellen Jones Lambert, 79, of21770 NC Hwy902,Bennett,NC27208, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2012 atFirstHealthMooreRegionalHospitalin Pinehurst. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. atBeulahBaptistChurch, where she was a member, with Dr. Neal Jackson, Dr. Curtis Barbery and Rev. Dan Glockle officiating. Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lambert was aChathamCountynative and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Harris Jones. Mrs. Lambert is survived by her husband, Farrell Lambert, of the home; son, Dale Lambert and wife Regena of Bennett; daughters, Arlene L. Ritter and husband Melvin of Bennett, Sheryl L. Comer and husband Jimmy of Robbins, Janelle L. Tally and husband Tim of Goldston; mother, DeEtte Phillips Jones of Bear Creek; brother, Doyle Jones and wife Elaine of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Chad Ritter and wife Terri, Chance Ritter and wife Amy, Megan R. Sizemore and husband Cliff, Morgan Comer, Worth Comer and wife Jennifer, Amanda Lambert, Jason Lambert, Michelle Lambert, Grayson Tally and Arden Tally; great-grandchildren, Raelyn Sizemore, Blake Ritter and Aidan Sizemore. An amazing woman and a blessing to everyone she encountered, Ellen’s faith in Jesus Christ served as a testament to God’s love in action and was expressed through her selfless commitment to others. She was a devoted wife of 62 years, mother and grandmother. The encouraging words that she offered to her family and friends will continue to provide a lifetime of precious memories.  All of her grandchildren and great-children will forever remember being cradled in her loving arms while being rocked to sleep in that squeaky rocking chair. As a child care provider and toddler Sunday School teacher for over 30 years, she touched the lives of numerous children in the community. Her nurturing spirit shone through her love of gardening. One of her greatest passions, genealogy, was displayed through countless hours of research and conversations to learn more about her family heritage. She visited numerous cemeteries and Register of Deeds’ offices to complete the story of her family lineage. People from all over relied on her talents and expertise to discover more about ancestry. As an active member of The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the meetings for fact-finding and fellowship were always a highlight. She enjoyed participating in the Chatham County Historical Association and the Moore County Genealogical Society. Visitation was held Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel,3833 Chatham St.,Bennett,NC27208and other times at the home of her son, Dale,21510 NC Hwy902,Bennett,NC. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund,8454 Howards Mill Road,Bennett,NC27208. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Ellen was a very special lady and her family would like to compile special memories of her life into a book. They request that everyone whose life she touched hand write or e-mail their memories to Janelle Tally, 2196 NC Hwy 42, Goldston, NC 27252 (jtally@chatham.k12.nc.us) or Dale Lambert, 21510 NC Hwy 902, Bennett, NC 27208 (dale.lambert@randolphemc.com).

 LLOYD ELWOOD THOMPSON

Burlington–  Lloyd Elwood Thompson, 82, formerly ofGreensboro,  passed away on  Friday, October   5, 2012 atAlamanceRegionalHospital. Lloyd was born on August 12, 1930 inDavidsonCounty, the son of Jim Charles and Essie Mae Wrenn Thompson. He worked with Diamond Hill Plywood, retiring as sales manager after 37 years of service. He was a member ofCentenaryUnitedMethodistChurch. He was a gifted woodworker who enjoyed creating anything from wood, from custom cabinets to small wooden boats. Lloyd was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all. Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn B. Thompson in 1998 and two brothers, John Charles Thompson and Kenneth Lee Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Wagoner Thompson; daughter, Melanie Northcote and husband John of Greensboro; son, Eric Elwood Thompson of Burlington; step-daughter, Kim Wagoner-Menius and husband Neil of Mocksville; granddaughter, Megan Northcote of Greensboro; and sister, Ruth T. Pinyan of Denton. Services to celebrate his life were held Monday, 2 p.m. atCentenaryUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Don Ellis and Rev. Eric Thompson officiating. Burial  followed atGuilfordMemorial Park. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made toCentenaryUnitedMethodistChurch,2300 West Friendly Avenue,Greensboro,NC27403or Twin Lakes Retirement Community,3701 Wade Coble Drive,Burlington,NC27215. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Thompson family. Online  condolences  may  be  made  at    www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

 PATSY GERRINGER EDWARDS

Patsy Ann Gerringer Edwards, 76, of 103 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mrs. Edwards was born inAlamanceCountyon July 17, 1936, the daughter of William Newton and Carrie Lee (Dean) Gerringer. She was a retired textile worker, a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church of God. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Polly Rowe, Nancy Sue Teague and Gaynelle Tripp. Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Beal (Earl) of Siler City, Donise Branson (David) of Pittsboro; one sister, Irene Johnson of Burlington; grandchildren, Dana Branson Restivo (Mike), Theresa Lynn Branson (Rick), Meridith Beal Butler (Brandon), Lauren Beal Morrison (John), Kara Beal (Josh); great-grand-children, Isabella Johnson (Nick) and Madison Butler. The funeral was held Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12 noon at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, with Darrin Locklear officiating. Burial  followed inRock SpringsBaptistChurchCemetery, Pittsboro. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

 MARY GRACE SNYDER STROWD

Mrs. Mary Grace Snyder Strowd, 79, of Pittsboro, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 4, 2012 atUNCHospitalinChapel Hill, surrounded by her loving family. Mary Grace was born May 10, 1933 in Pinnacle, NC /StokesCountythe seventh child of Willie Clarence Snyder and Mary Grace Wall Snyder.  She graduated fromPinnacleHigh Schoolin 1951   and attendedHigh PointUniversitywhere she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.  In 1954, Mary Grace met the love of her life, Robert Warren Strowd, and they married on October 24, 1954.  She first worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield inChapel Hill/ Carrboro.  During the years that followed, Mary Grace was an active homemaker raising three children: Robert Clarence Strowd 1958, Sherry Grace Strowd 1960, and MaryLisabeth Strowd 1968.  As a wife and mother, she was second to none.  Loving and following our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she gracefully and confidently directed the path of her family alongside her faithful and loving husband. Returning to work in 1972, Mary Grace worked as a teacher assistant atPittsboroHigh School.  In 1974, she moved toNorthwoodHigh Schoolas the guidance secretary, where students, faculty and staff always found Mrs. Strowd to be loving, understanding, helpful, and compassionate.  Specifically,NorthwoodHigh Schoolstudents from 1974 to 1995 most definitely remember her fondly, and as someone in the guidance office who was there to care for them no matter the situation. In her retirement, Mary Grace soon discovered she had an incurable illness, Myleofibrosis, which is debilitating.  Mary Grace faced this disease knowing that her life was in God’s hands.  She and her family trusted her doctors as they fought to overcome many ups and downs.  In the end, her passing cannot be attributed in any way to this disease, as her death was caused by an unrelated sudden illness.  It is most important to her family that her care team under the guidance and direction of Dr. Jon Glockerman at Duke University Medical Center Hematology Oncology know the deep love, and genuine thoughtfulness in which the family recognizes the team approached her treatments over the years.  They cared and faced every challenge with optimism and compassion.  Additionally, God sent the family an angel, head nurse, Sharmila Soares, of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at UNC Chapel Hill on Thursday morning.  All of these individuals will forever be a part of our family. Mrs. Strowd was a member ofMt.GileadBaptistChurchfor more than 58 years, where she served her Lord as a Sunday School teacher, a faithful member on numerous committees, and Bible Studies.  Mary Grace’s greatest passion was reading and sharing the Bible and all written works about her Lord and Savior.  She never missed a moment to witness for Christ and win a soul to His everlasting salvation.  Her family and friends are blessed with the comfort that their separation is only temporary because they share the living Lord and the knowledge that eternal life is their promised salvation. Obviously, Mary Grace’s influence and love is far reaching.  As her blood disorder weakened her body, her love for the Lord became stronger and more intense.  She was blessed with visits by many in her home, and no one loved or enjoyed a meaningful phone conversation more than Mary Grace.  To all who read this loving tribute, know you were loved and prayed for by a woman who knew God with her heart and soul. Anyone that knew Mary Grace, most affectionately called “Nonnie”, knows that she was Jesus first, then family, always enjoying each holiday, especially Christmas, going on family vacations to Pennsylvania with all the grandchildren, pulling for the Wolfpack at N. C. State Football games, attending the North Carolina State Fair to watch children and grandchildren show cattle, going to all the family reunions, playing rook with family and friends, preparing a great meal particularly with her secret recipes, and she especially enjoyed sitting in her den at home with all  of her loving family laughing and simply sharing the moments of the day and stories of the past . Preceded in death by her loving parents, five brothers, Carlis Snyder, Wayne Snyder, Glenn Snyder, Oteen Snyder, and Clayton Snyder and her sister, Farrar Snyder Simmons, she now rests in their presence.  As Mary Grace rests in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, survivors include her loving and faithful husband of 58 years, Robert Warren Strowd, who unceasingly cared for her; her loving and faithful children, a son, Robert Clarence Strowd (Bob), two daughters, Sherry Grace Strowd Andrews and MaryLisabeth Strowd Rich and husband Shawn Rich; all of her loving and faithful grandchildren, Robert Strowd and wife Brooke, Spencer Andrews and wife Anna Grey, Rachel Strowd, Morgan Andrews, and Bailey and Grey Rich. The funeral service to celebrate Mary Grace’s life was held at 4 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 atMt.GileadBaptistChurchwith Rev. Dan Roberson and Dr. Brooks L. Hunt presiding.  Interment  followed in the church cemetery.  Friends visited with the family in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home on Sunday October 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m until, and all other times at Mary Grace andWarren’s home. If you wish to share flowers in honor of Mary Grace, they are welcome, or memorial contributions may be sent to the Mt. Gilead Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund, 7561 15-501 N,Pittsboro,NC 27312. Arrangements were in the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

 FAYE MASHBURN ANDERS

Faye Mashburn Anders, 82, of 1164 NC Hwy 42 West, Goldston died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Anders was born inChathamCountyon June 29, 1930, the daughter of James R. and Josie (Dowd) Mashburn. Faye was a member ofCarbontonUnitedMethodistChurch. She worked for 20 years at Southern Webbing Mill inGreensboroand retired from the Boling Company inSilerCity. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Wilma Oldham, Ethel Beal; brothers,Preston, Milton and Roosevelt Mashburn. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, R. V. Anders of Goldston; one daughter, Darlene Bristow and husband, Joe of Trinity:  two sons, Steve Anders and wife, Alice of Oak Ridge, Kenneth Anders of Goldston; two sisters, Shirley Wyrick of Siler City, Nancy Harrell of Salisbury; grandchildren, Tania Anders, Brandon Anders, Lenena Pegg, Joseph Bristow; great-grandchildren, Myah, Kaylee, Kaydan and Adley. The family  received friends Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service will be Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. atCarbontonUnitedMethodistChurchCemetery,5442 Carbonton Road,Sanfordwith Rev. Ira Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to Carbonton United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund,5442 Carbonton Road,Sanford,NC27330. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

Oct. 4, 2012
MELVIN LEE COX

Melvin Lee Cox, 75, of Bennett, passed away Monday (10-01-12) at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, (10-03-12) at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where he was a member with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Thurman Williams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Cox was a Randolph County native and a heavy equipment operator, welder, and mechanic. Survivors include sons, Melvin Lee Cox, Jr. of Savannah, Ga., William Mitchell “Mickey” Cox of Asheboro; daughter, Susan Thomas of Asheboro; step-sons, James E. Tyson of Pennsylvania, Jeff Tyson of Asheboro; step-daughters, Sandy Surrant, Lisa Hunt, Johnnie Elliott, Patty Willard, all of Asheboro; sisters, Nancy Kidd of High Falls, Margaret Ann Hayes of Asheboro, Joan McRae of Troy, Jane Gordon of Bennett; 15 grandchildren and twelve great-grand-children. Memorials should be directed to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

DAPHNE ANDREW KING

Daphne Andrew King, 89, of Bonlee School Road, Bear Creek died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. King was born in Chatham County on March 9, 1923, the daughter of Annie Andrew. She was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, serving in various positions through the years including Sunday School teacher of the Ladies Class, director of VBS and WMU, a member of the choir and the Sandy Creek Baptist Association. She served as a poll worker and election judge in the Bonlee precinct. During her working career she spent time working with Fleet Baldwin, Jack Moody, Earl Fitts and was the owner/operator of Daphne King Income Tax Service. Daphne was preceded in death by husband, Hugh King; mother, Annie Andrew; son, Ronald H. King; grandchildren, Jill T. King, Michael and Anthony Barbaza, Jason Teleki and daughter-in-law, Gail J. King. She is survived by daughters, Jane K. Teleki, Brenda K. Nall and Johnnie, Annie K. King-Gaines and John, Alice L. King and David Miller, Rose M. King; sons, Terry A. King, Samuel L. King and Leslie, Nathan King and Theresa Woody; grandchildren, Marisa Barbaza and Mike, Sean King and Liz, Charles Nall and Jo, Andrew Nall, Gavin Nall, Andrea Porter and Lloyd, Quinton King, Brandon King and Amy, Brent King, Justin King-Gaines and Lindsay, Tristan White; step-grandchildren Daniel Rhodes and Annie Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Zachary Nall, Sarah Nall Austin and Dustin, Oscar Barbaza, Quinn Barbaza, Carter King, Colby King; great-great grandchild, Camdon Austin; daughter-in-law, Diane King; special friends, Elmer Teleki, Kent Godwin, Blanton Bracey and Manley Jones. The family received friends Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Missions, c/o Bronna Cockman, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

FLOYD TAYLOR HOUGH

Floyd Taylor Hough, 76, of Siler City died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. Mr. Hough was a native of Chatham County. Floyd was a member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church and retired from Joan Fabrics. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Hoyle and Lillie Hough, brother, Melvin Hough and sister, Ruth Brown. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Johnson Hough; daughters, Mary H. Buchanan and husband, Gary of Morganton, Colleen H. Avery and husband, Don of Morganton; step-sons, William “Bill” Brower and wife Catherine of Cummings, GA, Craig Brower and wife Kendra of Purcellville, VA; brothers, Robert Hough and wife Marjorie of Apex, Terry Hough and wife Susan of Kernersville; grandchildren, Charlie and Will Avery, Paula and Marianna Buchanan, Kayla, Zackary and Forrest Brower, Allen and Carolyn Brower. The family received friends Monday, October 1, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Mark Richardson and Rev. Jerry Foley officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City. Memorials may be made to Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Drive Asheboro, NC 27203

DOROTHY “DOT” MOODY HENSON

Dorothy “Dot” Moody Henson, 77, of US Hwy 64 West, Siler City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Care View Rest Home, Snow Camp. Mrs. Henson was born in Stokes County on November 1, 1934, the daughter of Gurney and Lena (Stultz) Moody. Dot, a graduate of Asheboro High School, was a homemaker and member of Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church where she sang in the choir. She helped at Brownie Lu Restaurant and assisted with election polls. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Sherry Dawn; brothers, Jimmy and Robert Moody. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jack Henson; sons, Greg Henson and wife Pam of Siler City, Rick Henson and wife Connie of Siler City; daughter, Vickie Morris and husband Danny of Liberty; brother, David Moody of Asheboro; grandchildren, Emily H. Pellitt, Jack Henson, II, Brooke L. Little, Meredith Henson, Michael Morris and Megan M. Daniels. The family received friends Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jerry Foley and Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 East Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.

JIMMY LEE JOHNSON

Mr. Jimmy Lee Johnson, age 73, of Bolivia died Saturday September 29, 2012 at Premier Living of Lake Waccamaw. Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County, NC on July 21, 1939 and was the son of the late Jesse Lee and Mary Ruth Johnson. He was U.S. Navy veteran serving three years aboard the USS Taconic, and was a member of Holden Beach VFW Post #8866. He was employed with Allied Chemicals for fourteen years and then served as a supervisor with Brunswick County Water and Sewer Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His hobbies were woodworking, painting, gardening, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a son in-law, Harvey C. Mallard. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Carlisle Johnson of the home; four children, Lisa Kennedy of Longs, SC, Teresa Mallard of Ash, Sheri Mills and husband Jerry of Shallotte, Lee Johnson of Holden Beach; four grandchildren, Devane Tolbert, Jesse Mills, Stephen Mallard, Destiny Kennedy; two brothers, Benny Johnson of Supply, Earl Johnson of Newberry, SC; two sisters, Leslie Roach of Supply and Faye Galloway of Varnamtown. A memorial service was held Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Sharon United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Hill officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church and other times at the residence, 521 Colonial Landing Road, Bolivia NC 28422. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holden Beach VFW Post 8866, Supply, NC 28462 or a charity of one’s choice. You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.

THOMAS GUTHRIE JONES

Thomas Guthrie Jones, 77, of 5402 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Hospice Home. Mr. Jones was a native of Alamance County, and a graduate of N.C. State University with a degree in Agriculture. With his brothers, he was an owner and operator of Jones Brothers Dairy and Poultry Farm. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he served in many capacities. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Jones of Graham; niece, Gwen Jones Norwood and husband Chris of Graham; nephews, Steven Jones and wife Suzanne, Dan Jones and wife Laurie, all of Pittsboro, Kevin Jones and fiance Chipper of Raleigh; eight great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.M. “Bud” Jones and Lena Guthrie Jones; brother and sister-in-law, Alvis M. and Nova Jones; brother, Samuel M. Jones. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. David Crowther and Rev. E. Paul West, Jr. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Online condolences may be made to: www.mcclurefuneralservice.net.

Sept.27, 2012
SHUKURA FARRAR-CHIHOTA

Shukura Farrar-Chihota, 30, of Columbus, Ohio died Saturday (09-08-12) at Mt. Carmel West. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dehl-Whittaker Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus, Ohio with Pastor Jonathan McRey-nolds officiating. A graveside service was held Saturday (09-15-12) at 12 noon at Oakland McCrary Cemetery in Ramseur. Mrs. Farrar-Chihota was a graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School and a member of Oakley Full Gospel Church. She was employed by the OSU James Cancer Center and was enrolled at Fortis College, School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Geraldine Siler, Royland Siler, Bonnie Farrar and Thomas Farrar, Sr. Survivors include her husband, William Chihota; stepdaughter, Natasha of Columbus, Ohio; parents, George and Concheata Farrar of Gahanna, Ohio; and brother, Jabari Farrar of Lillington.

RAY WILLIAM PHILLIPS

Ray William Phillips, 79, of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, (09-19-12) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. The funeral was held Sunday, (09-23-12) at 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on November 2, 1932, the son of Ollie Frances Gaines. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, a poultry and tobacco farmer and a retired truck driver. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Bill Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Harrison) Phillips; daughters, Sylvia Sharpe of Bear Creek, Ann Campbell of Bear Creek; son, Andy Phillips of Sanford; sister, Louise Gilchrist of Bear Creek; brother, Lester Gaines of Angier; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BESSIE MARTIN CHEEK

Bessie Martin Cheek, 84, of Siler City died Thursday (09-20-12) at Randolph Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday (09-24-12) at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Frederick James officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cheek was a native of Chatham County and a member of Rocky River Church where she was a member of the usher board, senior choir, and chairperson of the flower committee. Survivors include her husband, Garland Cheek; stepchildren, Amanda Cheek of Fayetteville, Randy Cheek of Robbins; sisters, Pearl Headen, Alleen Hadley, both of Siler City; brothers, James T. Martin, Clifford Martin, both of Siler City; and two grandchildren.

FRANCES BORGIN MILLER

Mrs. Frances Borgin Miller 77, of Robbins, died Sunday (09-23-12) at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, (09-27-12) at 3 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Church where she was a member with Rev. Joey Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Miller was a Gaston County native and a retired secretary with AMCO Signs. Survivors include her husband, William C. “Bill” Miller of the home; daughter, Gwen Cherry of Robbins; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday (09-26-12) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, and other times at her home. Offer online condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the family.

VERNON PAUL ELKINS

Vernon Paul Elkins, 85, of 172 Elkins Lane, Sanford died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Mr. Elkins was born in Moore County on November 13, 1926, the son of Wade H. and Mary Belle (Oldham) Elkins. He was a member and Elder of Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, a Navy veteran of WW II and retired from the NC Department of Transportation, Highway Department. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Veleria (Hough) Elkins; one daughter, Ann E. Keck and husband Wayne of Bear Creek; one son, Stephen Elkins of Cameron; grandchildren, Crystal Elkins of Cameron, Paula Barrows and husband, Chris of Bear Creek; great-grandchildren, Reagan and Kaitlyn Barrows of Bear Creek. The family received friends Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and at other times at the family home. The funeral was held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, 1540 South Carbonton Road, Sanford with Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DEAN WESLEY OVERMAN, SR.

Dean Wesley Overman, Sr., 86, of Hwy 902, Bear Creek went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 21, 2012. Mr. Overman was born in Randolph County on October 31, 1925, the son of John Wesley and Myrtle Hackney Overman. He loved his church and community, he was a member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church and the Berean Sunday School Class. Mr. Overman was a retired farmer. He had a passion for the outdoors and was a good steward of the land. He enjoyed his work on the farm and continued gardening and tending his cattle up to the onset of his illness. He taught his children the value of hard work and always led by example. He was a loving husband, father, PaPa, brother, neighbor and friend. His grandchildren and great-grandchild were precious to him and family times spent together will be memories we will all cherish. He is survived by his wife, Nellie (Gray) Overman; three daughters, Carol Tucker of Siler City, Judy Callicutt and husband, Johnny of Bear Creek, Kay Brown and husband, Mike of Siler City; one son, Dean W. Overman, Jr. and wife, Toni of Pittsboro; two sisters, Hermis Overman of Staley, Mary Alice Williamson and husband, Weldon of Ramseur; one brother, Leon Overman of Siler City; grandchildren, Angela Oldham and husband, Eric of Bennett, Adam Tucker and wife, Ginna of Pleasant Garden, Christopher Callicutt of Bear Creek, Wesley Brown and Hannah Brown of Siler City; and a great-grandson, Elijah Tucker of Pleasant Garden. The family received friends Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City,. The funeral was held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, with Rev. Scott Walker and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Liberty Health Care and Hospice, American Cancer Society, the Council on Aging or Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church in his memory. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA THOMAS WRENN

Barbara Ann Thomas Wrenn formerly of Siler City died Thursday, September 20, 2012, in Wilmington, where she had resided for the past thirteen years. She was born June 8, 1919, to Maude Lillard Thomas and William Clyde Thomas, M.D. Her father came to Siler City in 1917 after graduating from Medical College of Virginia and later purchased the Siler house which he established as the original Chatham Hospital. Her mother, a nurse, was a vocal proponent of nutrition and introduced hot meals into Chatham County Schools when she brought soup prepared every Friday in her kitchen to the students at Henry Siler School where her daughters attended. Mrs. Wrenn is survived by sons, F. J. Wrenn, III of Graham, William Thomas Wrenn and wife Martha of Dunn, and Nancy Wrenn Smith and husband Rick of Wilmington; granddaughters, Dr. Vivi Wrenn of Cambridge, England; Laura Wrenn Worzella and husband Danny of Naples, Florida; Christie Clingenpeel and husband Price of Belhaven, Noelle Smith of Wilmington; grandsons, Brad Wrenn of Greensboro and Forrest Wrenn of Hampton, Virginia; great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Clingenpeel, great-grandson, Daniel Clingenpeel; one niece, one nephew, and a special community of friends at Brightmore of Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her husband, F.J. Wrenn, Jr., her sister, Ruth Thomas Budd, an infant sister, and her parents. Five generations of her family have been members of the First Baptist Church in Siler City, where her memorial service and celebration of life was held Tuesday, September 25 at five o’clock in the afternoon. The family held a private interment at Oakwood Cemetery preceding the service. Mrs. Wrenn graduated from Siler City High School, attended Campbell College, and later business school in Greensboro. She was an accomplished pianist and vocalist and was a decades-long member of the church choir. She served as church clerk and assisted church historian, Murray Andrew, with the writing of the church history. For many years she taught pre-school children in Sunday School, served on the benevolence committee, and was a member of the Mary Hester Powell Circle. She began her professional career working as an administrative assistant to Mr. Bill Wren at Siler City Mills, and later worked alongside her husband at Wrenn Brothers. She was the last surviving charter member of the Siler City chapter of Eastern Star and became its first Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Siler City Garden Club and the local Business and Professional Women’s organization. She was an avid genealogist, proud of her American heritage and held memberships in the DAR and the UDC. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City.

VIRGINIA TEAGUE KIMBALL

Mrs. Virginia Teague Kimball, 90, of 7913 Sylvan Road, Liberty died at the Hospice Home in Burlington on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 4:27 p.m. A native of Alamance County, she was the wife of 73 years to Kyle C. Kimball, who survives and the daughter of Rev. York Teague and Alice Mae Teague, both deceased. She retired from Burlington Industries, the J. Spencer Love Center and also worked for Burlington Hosiery. Virginia was a member of Cane Creek Friends Meeting and the Hackney Reece Missionary Circle. She was secretary of the Friendly Sunday School Class, Clerk of the Ministry and Counsel, treasurer of the Auxiliary and a church choir member. Virginia held offices with the USFW, the United Society of Friends Women. She loved to quilt and cook . Her specialties were coconut pies and chocolate cake. Virginia loved her family. In addition to her husband of the home, survivors include two daughters, Louise Doss of Haw River, Estella Stansbury and husband George of Durham; two sons, Clifton Kimball and wife Faye of Snow Camp, William Kimball and wife Wanda of Siler City; three sisters, Laura Ann Thompson of Snow Camp, Martha Leona Rogers and husband Bill, Louise Wilson and husband James, all of Liberty; three brothers, Franklin Teague and wife Ruth of Elon, Marion Teague and wife Marjorie of Liberty, Carlyle Teague and wife Martha of Raleigh; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Teague; six grandchildren, Ray Doss and wife Donna of Burlington, Anna Dickens of Elon, Angela Leonard and husband David of Mebane, Michele Stansbury of Mebane, Nicki Luther and husband Chuck of Texas, Chris Stansbury and wife Danna of Mars Hill; twelve great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight Teague and Larry Teague and a son-in-law, Dennis Doss. The funeral service was conducted at Cane Creek Friends Meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. by Mark Tope, Dale Matthews and Greg Burriss. Burial followed in The Meeting House Cemetery. The family received friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Other times, they will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cane Creek Friends Meeting, 719 West Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC The family would like to express their gratitude to the Hospice staff for the excellent care given to Virginia. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

ANN VIRGINIA HARRIS

Ann Virginia Harris died peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Hospice Home Center in High Point, NC after a courageous battle with cancer. Ann is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Prichart Harris and her daughter, Tanya Kay Jennings. She is survived by her mother, Lois Harris Moore, her daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Scott St. Louis and their children, Brenda and Ryan St. Louis: her sisters, Cathy and Mary Harris; and her dear friend Cat Mochel. Ann attended Pittsboro High School, graduating in 1964. She graduated in 1968 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. degree in Fine Arts. After that, she was a medical illustrator at the UNC Health Systems for 28 years. She retired to High Point, where she lived with her daughter, Amy and family. Ann was very strong and brave throughout her illness. She maintained a very positive attitude and a sense of humor throughout. She also continued to enjoy being with her grandchildren and family, playing guitar, drawing, crocheting, and doing yoga. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Oak Hollow Lake, Shelter #4 at 5 p.m., located at 1841 Eastchester Drive in High Point. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church located at 204 West Salisbury Street in Pittsboro. The family will receive friends and family in the church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1004. N Main Street, High Point, NC 27262, www.cancer.org.

JESSE RUSSELL BLALOCK

Jesse Russell Blalock, Jr., 61, passed away September 21, 2012 at his home in Bear Creek. Mr. Blalock was born in Chatham County on October 8, 1950, the son of Russell and Rachel (Ellis) Blalock. He was formerly employed as a truck driver at Southern Tank. He liked fishing, racing (Matt Kenseth) and hanging around with all of his friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell, and sister, JoAnn Blalock. He is survived by his mother, Rachel Blalock of Bear Creek; son, Shane Blalock of Burlington; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Austin Blalock of Asheboro; sisters, Martha Humbel of Liberty and Brenda (Tommy) Smith of Siler City. A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Blalock will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312 in gratitude for the care he received during his illness. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro.

BLAKE BYRON TEAGUE

Blake Byron Teague passed away Monday morning, September 24, 2012, at his home in Chatham County. He was born September 26, 1926 to Lonnie David and Pearl Buckner Teague. He was a 1943 graduate of Silk Hope High School, a member of Rocky River Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. His career as a transport driver included Bison Fast Freight, Gulf Oil Corporation, and BP Oil Company, from which he retired. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Ervin, Kefton, and Elroy Teague, his infant brother Jerry, and his son-in-law, Ray O’Brien. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janette Smith Teague; daughters, Nancy Teague and husband Tommy of Greensboro, Carol O’Brien of Siler City; sons Bobby Teague and wife Patricia of Southern Pines, Tommy Teague and wife Kim of Albuquerque, NM, Pete Teague and wife Debbie of Salisbury, Charlie Teague and wife Julie of Siler City; eleven grandchildren, three great-grand-children, three step-grand-children, four step great-grandchildren; one brother Clyde Teague and wife Alice Sue of Siler City; and sister, Esther Teague Siler and husband Hal of Sanford. A memorial service for Blake will be held Thursday afternoon, September 27, at 4 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road. The family will receive visitors in the church fellowship building following the service until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church at the address above. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Teague family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HENRY DAVID GAINES

Mr. Henry David Gaines, 86, of Sanford, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Liberty Commons Rest and Rehab Center after several years of declining health. Mr. Gaines was born in Chatham County to the late Carl Roe Gaines and Laura Stinson Gaines and was also preceded in death by his brother, Victor Gaines and sisters, Josephine Brewer, Gola Hunter and Cora Tillman. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church on Bonlee-Carbonton Road in Goldston, retired from Eshelman Feed Mills, and was a decorated US Army veteran of World War II. Surviving relatives are his wife, Emogene Dixon Gaines of the home; daughters, Lisa Karen Campbell and husband Harold of Sanford, Susan Jeanine Craven and husband Matthew of Ft. Stewart, Ga.; brothers, Eddie Gaines and wife Elaine of Siler City, Carl Gaines, Jr. of Goldston, Hubert Gaines and wife Peggy of Carthage, Homer Gaines and wife Toni of Atlanta, GA, George Gaines and wife Rachel of Hampstead; sisters, Iola Phillips and husband Bruce of Lexington, Ruth Carty, Joyce Wicker and husband Jack, all of Sanford; Kate Wilkie and Myrtle Wilkie, both of Goldston; grandchildren, Matthew Gaines and Jared Campbell, both of Sanford and Zach Craven of Ft. Stewart, Ga. Visitation was held at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Monday, September 24, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30. Funeral service was conducted at Antioch Baptist Church, Bonlee-Carbonton Road in Goldston on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bob Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneral home.com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

ROSA MAE McDANIEL

Rosa Mae McDaniel, 68, of Siler City died Sunday, (09-16-12) at her residence.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (09-22-12) at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church at 10 a.m. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Chatham County on May 8, 1944, the daughter of Dorothy Frazier. She was a homemaker. A daughter, Peggy Stinson preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Robert McDaniel of the home; sons, Robert Jr. McDaniel of Burlington, Johnny Ray McDaniel, Michael Henry McDaniel, both of Siler City; five grandchildren and seven great-grand-children. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 9:30 until 10 a.m., prior to the service. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

POLLY AMELIA MILLIKEN

Mrs. Polly Amelia Milliken, 75, of Pittsboro, passed away September 13, 2012 at UNC Hospital. A native of Orange County, Polly was born July 7, 1937 to the late Theodore James and Floy Valentine Blackwood. A loving wife, devoted mother, and doting grandmother, any warm, sunny day would find Polly tending to her garden or slipping outdoors to try to catch some fish. She had a strong Baptist faith and raised her family with those values. A huge fan of the Tarheels, she would watch the games with her poodle Dolly, cheering by her side. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Milliken is predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Dempsey, her son Scott, her grandson Billy Merritt and her granddaughter, Anna Milliken. Survivors include a son, Ted Milliken of Pittsboro; daughters, Kris Tilley and Neal of Durham, Kim Mitchell and Talton of Pittsboro; sisters, Joan Multerer and Michael of Whigham, GA, Theo Pendergraph and Bobby of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Daffney and T.J. Hardiman, Laura Milliken and Mike Conley, Tony Merritt, Jeremy and Laura Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hardiman, Kendall Hardiman, Connor Hardiman, and Canaan Mitchell; along with many loving nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2012 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the chapel at the funeral home, with the Reverend Robert Elmore officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Pendergraph, Terry Pendergraph, Jeremy Mitchell, T.J. Hardiman, Mike Conley, and Connor Hardiman. Burial followed in the Bynum United Methodist Church Cemetery. Following the service, the family received friends and guests at the home of Ted Milliken. In addition to flowers, donations in Mrs. Milliken’s memory may be made to: The Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org or The National Kidney Foundation, 4819 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

WILMA M. OVERBEEK

January 22, 1925 – September 11, 2012 Sep 11, 2012 while at home, our loving mother, Wilma Joyce Moody Overbeek, passed peacefully from this life and into the arms of our loving God. She was born in Siler City, NC and raised on her parents’ farm nearby, a place she held very dear to her heart throughout her life. In her final weeks when conversation was difficult, she still enjoyed reminiscing about grandpa’s cows and hogs, granny’s chickens and her beloved red horse, Beauty. She attended church at South Fork Friends and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior while still a young child. Her days on earth were marked by selflessness and humility. From her modest days as a farm-girl, she achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Woman’s College of UNC (now UNC-Greensboro) on May 28, 1945 and immediately began her career as a 5th grade teacher. She shared the story of the fateful day she was playing piano at church when a GI showed up for the services. He was temporarily stationed at the Greensboro Overseas Replacement Depot preparing to go overseas to serve in WW II. She caught his eye so he eased his way up close to the piano and began to gaze at her. In telling, she exclaimed, “I didn’t know what he was up to!” That future veteran and family patriarch walked her home that night and never forgot. After serving his tour, he drove back down that dirt road, found her shucking corn and asked for her hand in marriage, which was given on June 29, 1946. They were married for 60 years until his death in 2006. She cared for and comforted him in his final years. They are now reunited with their Lord, Jesus Christ. She put her career on hold to raise her four children and moved to Huntsville in 1962. After her children left the nest, she returned to school at Alabama A&M, earning a Master of Education, Elementary Education on May 11, 1980. She taught at Westminster Christian Academy and in both the Huntsville and Birmingham City School Systems. She has been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since shortly after moving to Huntsville. Even as her dementia progressed, she held closely the memories and love she felt for her fellow Christians at Westminster. She lived a life that demonstrated a delicate balance between education/career and homemaker during a time that support systems were minimal. She loved well and was well loved and will be missed by those of us who remain. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Overbeek (Huntsville), her parents, Herbert and Gladys Moody, and her sister, Janell Newlin (all of Siler City, NC). Survivors include her children, Donna Jones (and husband Jimmy), James Overbeek, Betty Beshir (and husband Alaadin) and Robert Overbeek, all of Huntsville. She had seven grandchildren, Chris Sanchez, Dustin Overbeek, Alex Beshir, Amy Beshir, Donald Overbeek, Gregory Overbeek and Cade Overbeek. She had three great-grandchildren, Bryan Sanchez, Liam Overbeek and Finley Overbeek. The funeral service was held Friday at 10 a.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Winger officiating. The visitation was Thursday from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The interment was in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Please sign online registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.

CLARA COBLE HAMMER

Clara Coble Hammer 71, of 4857 Lewis Brown Road, Bennett went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 17, 2012 at Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church at 3 p. m. where she was a member with Rev. Ken Huggins and Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Hammer was a Randolph County native and retired from ETI in Asheboro. She loved the beach, fishing, and just being outdoors. She also enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Lauryn, the love of her life. Ms. Hammer was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Eugene Hammer and her parents, Denson and Myrtle Brown Coble. Ms. Hammer is survived by daughter, Tonda Pless and husband Brent of Conover; son, Tony Hammer of Bennett; granddaughter, Lauryn Hammer, of Bennett; sisters, Betty Jones and husband Howard of Bennett, Mildred Tally and husband Larry of Bennett; brothers, Ray Coble and wife Genie of Bear Creek, David Coble and wife Sandra of Bennett; numerous nieces and nephews that she loved. Visitation was held Tuesday September 18, 2012 from 6-8 p. m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, and other times at the home of her son, 495 Lanes Mill Road, Bennett. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Hammer family.

DAVID “WAYNE” GARNER

David “Wayne” Garner, 60, of Robbins passed away Saturday, (09-08-12) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, (09-11-12) at 2 p.m. at a Family Cemetery in Robbins with the Rev. Tal Madison officiating. Mr. Garner was a Moore County native and worked for the NCDOT in Carthage. Survivors include his son, David Garner of the home; sisters, Mabel Ritter and Brenda Garner both of Robbins; and a brother, James Garner of Bennett. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

LOVEDA REED HELBERT

Mrs. Loveda Reed Helbert, 74, formerly of Pittsboro died September 4, 2012 in her home in Holly Springs. Mrs. Helbert was born February 2, 1938 in Jackson, KY, the daughter of William Reed and Ada Spangler Reed. A long-time Pittsboro resident, she enjoyed square dancing for more than 30 years with her husband Bob. Mrs. Helbert retired as a manager with Sears following 32 years of service. She had also been a licensed realtor since 1994. Following her retirement, she was an administrative assistant with Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro, serving in that capacity for 10 years. She attended First United Methodist Church in Siler City. Mrs. Helbert is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Dolly Helbert; her daughter and son-in-law Roberta H. and Warren Clark, all of Holly Springs; her grandchildren, Bobby Helbert of Washington, DC, Melissa Helbert of Boone, Allison, Sydney and Reed Clark all of Holly Springs; brother, William Reed of Port St. Lucie, FL; and sister, Linda Nixon of Chesterfield, VA. Her husband of 58 years, Robert L. “Bob” Helbert, preceded her in death on August 8, 2012. The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Helbert was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro with Pastors Ray Gooch and Clyde Denny presiding. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, in gratitude for the care received by both Mr. and Mrs. Helbert during their illnesses. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. Arrangements for Mrs. Helbert are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

DON THOMAS

Don Thomas, 70, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at The Hospice House of Randolph County, Asheboro. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Biggers officiating. Inurnment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Thomas was born May 23, 1942 in Chatham County to Thomas Jesse and Georgie Estelle (Jennings) Thomas. He retired as a purchasing agent from Basic Metals, and was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. His favorite pastime was spending time at the WalMart, associating with employees and customers. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lynn Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Lib Thomas; son, Eric Thomas and wife Tina of Lexington; daughter-in-law, Candy Poe Thomas of Graham; brother, Bill Thomas of Siler City; sisters, Betty T. Phillips and Helen T. Beck, both of Staley; and grandchildren, Jessica and Makayla Thomas of Graham, Rebecca Benfield of Thomasville and Brandon Hatfield of Lexington. Monetary memorials may be made to The Hospice House of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MALON CLETUS WICKER

Malon Cletus Wicker, 95, of Liberty, passed away September 8, 2012 at Brunswick Medical Center. Mr. Wicker was a watch and clock repairman for over 75 years in Liberty and Siler City. A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 12 at 3 p.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, officiated by David Hobson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty and other times at the home of his daughter, Judith Butler. He is the son of the late Adolpheus and Sarah Elizabeth Burke Wicker and was also preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Keller Wicker; one daughter, Ruby Carol Davis and one brother, Otis Wicker. Surviving is his daughter, Judith Butler (Jimmy) of Liberty; son, Ricky Wicker of Greensboro; son-in-law, Roger Davis of Julian; sister, Olene Moon of Siler City; grandchildren, Christi Spainhour, Sarah Davis, Michael Wicker, Katie Wicker and step-great-grandson, Adam Spainhour. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979; or to Rocky River Friends Meeting, c/o Karen Pike, 802 North Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Wicker Family.

RAY DEAN SPIVEY

Ray Dean Spivey 58, of 7815 Kivett Farm Road, Staley died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Spivey was born in Haywood County on November 6, 1953, the son of Arthur S. and Dorothy (Vickers) Spivey. He was employed with National Quarry Service and had worked for B C & D Associates, Inc and East Coast Drilling. Ray enjoyed fishing, grilling out, cooking and mechanics. He attended Charity Baptist Church and was a loving grandfather. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, P. J. Spivey. He is survived by one daughter, Wanda Spivey of Charlotte; two step-sons, Timmy Curry and Wayne Hill; two sisters, Helen S. Burgess of Brevard, and Lela S. Bowman of Haw River; two brothers, Ronnie Spivey of Pittsboro, and Richard Spivey of Siler City; fiancée, Cynthia N. Perez of Staley; and six grandchildren. The family received friends Monday, September 10, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Pastor James Bowman and Brother Mike Cowell officiating. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the Spivey Family. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MYRTICE COOPER DUNCAN

Myrtice Cooper Duncan, 93, of 337 Willie Duncan Road, Siler City died Sunday, September 9, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. Mrs. Duncan was born June 5, 1919 in Toone, TN, the daughter of Burton and Mary Ethel (Laney) Cooper. She retired after 30 years from Collins & Aikman as a mender. Myrtice was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she was of member of the Women’s Bible Class and served as an usher on special occasions. She volunteered as a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed working in her flowers, gardening, sewing and knitting. Myrtice was preceded in death by her husband, Willie A. Duncan; her parents, an infant daughter, Alma Lounell Duncan; and two sons, Tommy and Truman Duncan, Sr. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce D. Tally and husband, Tommy of Bear Creek; one son, John “Johnny” B. Duncan of Siler City; sister, Dolly Stanford of Melburne, AR; brothers, Curtis Cooper of Boliar, TN, Denver Cooper of Los Angeles, CA; nine grandchildren, Angie Winslow (Bruce), Matt Duncan, Kaydi Duncan, Del Duncan (Ashley), Crystal McMath, Kimberly Davis (Andy), T. J. Tally, Cory Tally, Casey Yarbrough and sixteen great-grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home. The funeral will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Rev. Greg W. Burriss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences maybe made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BRENDA SUE OLDHAM UPCHURCH

Brenda Sue Oldham Upchurch, 68, of High Falls, passed away Thursday (08-30-12) at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday (09-02-12) at 3 p.m. at Putnam Friends Church where she was a member, with Rev. Billy Joe Brady officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Upchurch was a Moore County native and a self- employed bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon C. and Angie M. Oldham. Survivors include her husband, Jackie F. Upchurch; daughters, Michelle “Shelly” Lindley of Silk Hope, Amy U. Comer of High Falls; sons, Shane Upchurch of High Falls, Chad Upchurch of Robbins; sisters, Gail Oldham, Pam. O. Brady, both of Putnam; and five grandchildren. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. SUSAN BATTS BOWERS Mrs. Susan Batts Bowers, 61, of Pittsboro died Friday, (08-31-12) at her home. A memorial service was held at 3 o’clock Sunday, (09-02-12) at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Born in Wake County on August 28, 1951, she was the daughter of Lewis Jasper Batts and Frances Elizabeth Lundy Batts. Mrs. Bowers was an engineer and retired from the NCDOT after 30- plus years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Dix Emery of Pittsboro; mother, Frances Elizabeth Lundy Batts Watson of Garner; father, Lewis Jasper Batts of Wendell; brother, Steven Batts of Clayton; and one grandson. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be directed to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, External Affairs Office, UNC-CH CB#7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.

JAMES L. SIMPSON, SR.

James L. Simpson, Sr., 72, of Pittsboro passed away at The Laurels, Saturday, (08-25-12). Services for Mr. Simpson will be held at a later date in Liberty, KY. Mr. Simpson was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on November 12, 1939, to the late Jesse James Simpson and Dorothy Tapscott. A U.S. Marine Mr. Simpson served his country in Korea and was with the 1st Marine Corps Strike in Viet Nam. After the war, he attended Berkley and became a Master Mechanic & Welder. He is survived by sons, James L. Simpson, Jr., of Jacksonville, Fl., Johnny L. Simpson, Sr., of Gonzales, LA, Jeffrey L. Simpson, also of Jacksonville; daughters, Joanna S. Guido, of Pittsboro, Judith S. Carter, of Virginia Beach, VA, Jacqueline S. Erbach of Manhattan, KS; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com.

MRS. CALLIE WADDELL

Mrs. Callie Waddell, 91, of Sanford died Saturday (09-01-12) at her home. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, (09-05-12) at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Waddell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and five sisters. Survivors include sons, Franklin and Milton; sisters, Pauline Hardy, Celia Brown, Margret Edwards; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. SHANDARON “SHAN” BURNETT BURTON Shandaron “Shan” Burnett Burton, 60, of Graham died Monday (08-27-12) at Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Burlington. Funeral services were held Friday (08-31-12) at 1 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills with Rev. Rufus L. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church Cemetery. Mrs. Burton was a native of Chatham County and a graduate of Southern High School in Graham. Survivors include her husband, James Burton; and two brothers, Shelton Reed Williams and Dean Burnett.

BILLY WAYNE BROOKS

Billy Wayne Brooks, 68, of 5755 Goldston-Glendon Rd., Goldston, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Mr. Brooks was born May 13, 1944, the son of Harvey and Clara Belle Jones Brooks. Billy was a native of Chatham County, retired as a Cable Manager Installer for UNC Hospitals. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was very devoted to his dog, Pepper. He is survived by his wife, Judy Gaines Brooks of the home; daughters, Kelly B. Hadley of Charlotte, Heather B. Gaddy of Greensboro, and Patti Binkley of Sanford; brother, James Earl “Jimmy” Brooks and wife, Candy of Asheboro; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Brooks family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

ELAINE JOHNSON MURRAY

Elaine Johnson Murray, 57, went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2012 concluding an extended battle with cancer. Elaine was born December 20, 1954 in Siler City, North Carolina, the daughter of Pauline Johnson and the late Robert Johnson. She graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School in 1973 and went on to receive an associate degree in Administration and Fashion Design. She married Tommy Braxton Murray in July, 1978. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Murray of Apex and was a devoted mother of two children, Derek Braxton Murray of Jacksonville, Florida and Jill Murray McDonald of Fargo, North Dakota. She is survived by her brothers, Raymond Johnson and wife, Donna, niece Sarah, Phillip Johnson and wife, Myra, nephew Phillip Todd; sister, Margaret Tarkenton and husband, Don, niece Stephanie. Elaine retired after 30 years with North Carolina State University. She loved gardening and spending time with her family and dogs, Sage and Bella. A visitation and funeral service was held on Monday, September 3, 2012. Visitation began at 10 a.m. Funeral service was at 11:30 a.m. in Siler City, NC, Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOHN WILLARD SMITH

John Willard Smith, 85, of Siler City died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Hospice at the Meadowlands, Hillsborough. Mr. Smith was born June 15, 1927, the son of Willie Mark and Gertrude (Johnson) Smith. He retired from Boling Chair as a supervisor. Willard was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Terry Smith. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Smith Hodge and husband, Jackie of Kernersville, Cindy Smith Reid and husband, David of Bear Creek; two sisters, Betty S. Brooks of Siler City, Hilda S. Deaton of Durham; and a special niece, Denise Love Scott of Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 3631 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City with Rev. Jason Dickerson and Rev. Brian Wellborn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, c/o Teresa Piezzo, 61 Royal Pines, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RAMONA KADRICH

Juanita Ramona Kadrich, 57, made her final transition Tuesday, August 28, 2012 after a brief illness. She was a long time resident of Bynum, and is survived by two daughters; three grandchildren; and a close knit family of friends. A private memorial service will be held. To share condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits & Guestbook” then “Current Services”.

JACQUELINE WHITE BEAL

Greensboro – Jacqueline White Beal passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. A 2 p.m. graveside service was conducted by Reverend Virginia Herring on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church in Bear Creek. Jacqueline was born in Greensboro on March 25, 1928 to the late Moses Andrew White and Wilhelmina Sawyer White. She grew up in Greensboro and attended Margaret Hall School, Saint Mary’s and UNC at Chapel Hill. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Junior League, the Greensboro Country Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Arlie, whom she married in 1953. Jacqueline is survived by her daughter, Nancy B. Zaremski of Charlotte, daughter, India B. Cothren and son-in-law, Randall W. Cothren of Wilmington, and daughter, Tommye B. Kepp and son-in-law James Cornelius Kepp, Jr. of Watkinsville, GA. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Neal Kepp III and Rebecca Kepp of Watkinsville, Ben Cothren and Savannah Cothren of Wilmington. The family would like to thank caregivers Erica, Kathy, Joyce and Debbie of Comfort Keepers of Greensboro for their dedicated care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC, 27407; Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC, 27405; or to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401. Online condolences may be sent to www.forbisanddick. com.

ELMER WAYNE BOULDIN, SR.

Mr. Elmer Wayne Bouldin, Sr., 93, of Pittsboro died September 4, 2012 in his home. Mr. Bouldin was born May 17, 1919 in Surry County, the son of James Frank Bouldin and Elizabeth Creed Bouldin. He moved with his family to Chatham County around age 2 and lived the majority of his life there. Mr. Bouldin worked primarily in construction in order to support his passion for farming. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and also taught Sunday school. He was a member of the Pittsboro Lions Club. Mr. Bouldin is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Hope B. and Doug Clark of Pittsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Harriett Bouldin of Fort Mill, SC; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Bouldin of Pittsboro, Rev. J. R. Bouldin of Bear Creek; and sister-in-law, Lillie Bouldin of Pittsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Holt Bouldin. The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Elmer Bouldin will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012 at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Dr. Tripp Harmon and Rev. Robert Bouldin presiding. Interment will follow in Emmaus Baptist Church cemetery. Friends may visit with the Bouldin family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro, and at other times at the residence of Hope and Doug Clark. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. Arrangements for Mr. Bouldin are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

KAREN S. SNIPES

Karen Sussett Snipes, age 40, of 3966 Meadow Ridge Court, Asheboro, died Monday, September 3, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randolph and Sandra Gonzales officiating. Burial will be held in Honduras. Mrs. Snipes was a native of Honduras and a member of Cristo Nueva Vida in Ramseur. She was employed with the McDonald’s Corporation, where she worked her way up from an hour employee to McDonald’s Regional Supervisor. She was awarded the Ray Kroc Award, an award that is presented to less than 1% of McDonald’s employees worldwide. She is survived by her husband, George Terrill Snipes; daughters, Karen Funez, Lilia Funez, and Nicole Snipes; parents; Jose Navarro and Gladys Castejon of Honduras; brother and sister-in-law, Jose and Marcela de Navarro of Honduras; sister, Monica Navarro of Honduras; grandmother, Susana de Castejon of Honduras; aunt, Mary Castejon of Siler City; cousins, Patricia Lopez and her husband Jorge and their family of Siler City, Raul Castejon of Siler City, and Ceasar Castejon of Siler City, NC. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, and other times at her home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009. Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HENRY “BUCK” PUGH

Mr. Henry “Buck” Pugh, 78, of Siler City died Sunday (08-19-12) at E Carlton Powell Hospice in Lillington. Funeral service were held Thursday (08-23-12) at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro. Mr. Pugh was educated in the Chatham County Schools and was employed at Moncure Plywood Plant for many years. Surviving are daughter, Cynthia P. Richardson, Vanessa McIvey, both of Sanford; son, Kim Pugh of Siler City; sisters, Ethel Baldwin of Pittsboro, Virginia DeGraffenreidt of Siler City, brothers, Odell Pugh, Earnest Pugh, both of Siler City; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ROY SILER, JR.

Roy Siler, Jr., 84, of Siler City died Friday (08-24-12) at U.N.C. Hospitals. Funeral services were held Wednesday (08-30-12) at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry R. Gray and Rev. Neal Siler. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Siler was a native of Chatham County and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church where he had served as church leader, trustee, treasurer, financial secretary, and deacon. Survivors include daughters, Gail Matthews of Siler City, Harriet Siler of Gibsonville, Shelia Walden of Apex; sons, Rev. Neal Siler of Mechanicsville, VA, Douglas Siler, Blake Siler, both of Siler City, Rev. Miles Siler of Goldston; sisters, Mary Louise Alston, Margie Ann Person, both of Siler City; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

JACKIE “JACK” SANDERFORD

Jackie Elton “Jack” Sanderford, Sr., 67, of New Hill died Saturday (08-25-12) at Rex Health Care in Raleigh. Funeral services were held Tuesday (08-28-12) at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Moncure with Rev. Lewis Lawson officiating. Burial followed in the Merry Oaks Cemetery. Mr. Sanderford was born October 24, 1944 in Wake County, son of the late John Elton Sanderford and Mavis Eason Sanderford. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Sanderford and Hazel Sanderford. Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Sanderford of the home; daughter, Holly Sue Sanderford Price of Wilmington; sons, Jackie “Jack” Elton Sanderford, Jr., David Earl Sanderford, both of New Hill; sisters, Lena S. Stone of Moncure, Phyllis S. Gullie of Garner, Rose S. House of Broadway; brothers, Joe P. Sanderford, Sr., John Paul Sanderford, both of Moncure; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CHARLIE THOMAS POOLE

Charlie Thomas Poole, 76, of Broadway, died Monday (08-27-12) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Welborn and Daniel McNeill officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City. Mr. Poole was born in Randolph County, son of the late Charlie Tate Poole and Alice Haithcock Poole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Poole, Mary Langley and his wife, Gaynelle Poole. Survivors include daughters Phyllis Elliott of the home, Mary Burke of Bear Creek, Lisa Brown of Pittsboro, Kristina Byington of Sanford; sister, Cora Poole of California; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday (08-29-12) from 6-8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Broadway, and other times, at the family home, 795 Patterson Road, Broadway. Online condolences to: www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

REBECCA MAGRUDER

Rebecca Magruder, age 96, died August 14, 2012 in Bedford, VA. Born Rebecca Gladys Ward in Randolph County, N.C., she married Fred B. Marion, Sr. and moved to Williamsburg, VA. She arranged flowers for Colonial Williamsburg and Claude Jones. After the death of her first husband, Becky married Thomas G. Magruder and owned and operated the Scotland House on Merchants Square with him. Becky leaves behind a sister, Mary Mcatee, a brother, Robert E. Ward, as well as three children: F. Blakely Marion, Jr., David R. Marion and Suzanne M. Collins, as well as six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held August 25 at 3 p.m. at Whites Chapel Methodist Church in Randolph County, N.C. If she was afraid of anything, she did it anyway.

HARRY LEE LYTTON

Mr. Harry Lee Lytton, age 78, of Goldston died Thursday, August 23, 2012 at his home. He was born in Page County, Virginia on May 20, 1934 to the late Olga Olin Lytton and Roberta Clarine Combs Lytton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Elaine Davis Lytton and grandson Julius Lee Lytton. Mr. Lytton was retired from the United States Army after serving tours in Vietnam and Thailand under the Army Security Agency and National Security Agency. He earned his Associates Degree in Industrial Management Technology and was a member of the American Legion, VFW and enjoyed reading and gardening. Mr. Lytton is survived by three sons, Robert W. Lytton and fiancé Bonnie Ryan of Sanford, Michael L. Lytton and wife Cindy of Goldston, Steven B. Lytton and wife Tammy of Asheboro; three daughters, Diana L. Lineberry and fiancé Roger Darr of Sanford, Debby Lytton and friend Tracy Daily of Moro, IL, Teresa L. Hutchison and husband Jeff of Goldston; fourteen (14) grandchildren, Scott Allen and wife Susan, Robert Lineberry and wife Heather, Donna McSorley and husband Robert, Ashley Stone and husband Rickey, Jessica Lytton, Mark Vega, Christopher Hutchison, Jennifer Vega, Lyndsay Lytton, Courtney Lytton, Kali Hutchison, Caleb Lytton, Holly Lytton, and Levi Lytton; and three (3) great-grandchildren, Emma McSorley, Tommy Lineberry, and Salem Allen; and five (5) siblings, Margaret Lewis and husband Dean of Roanoke, VA, Orpha Fadeley of Edinburg, VA, Olga C. Lytton and wife Debbie of Windsor, CO, Katye Jolliffe of Amissville, VA and Donald M. Lytton of Salem, VA; and a special brother-in-law James Rober-son of Pittsboro and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends Saturday August 25, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral was held Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Derrick Baker and Rev. Mitch Roginsky presiding. Burial followed at Bethany Baptist Church cemetery with full military honors. The family wants to thank the kind nurses with UNC Hospice and his caregivers Crissy Moody and Stephanie and Mark Mashburn. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

JANIE HESTER BURCH FRAZIER

Janie Hester Burch Frazier, 75, of 6760 Foushee Road, Ramseur died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. Mrs. Frazier was born in Caswell County on July 20, 1937, the daughter of Raney D. and Carrie (Wilson) Burch. Janie was an honor graduate of Bartlett-Yancey High School and attended Elon College. She retired as secretary and office manager with the N. C. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Siler City office. She worked for Jefferson Standard, Siler City Mills, Andrews & Stone Attorneys and was involved with Congressman Ike Andrews campaign. She was of the Methodist faith, an avid reader, enjoyed collecting antiques, traveling and going to the gym. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Nancy Marie Burch. Our gratitude to the Neurology – Oncology and Rehabilitation Services at Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital, 3 Rd Floor West and a special gratitude to Dr. Peter Ennever and staff at Cone Health, High Point. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Steve M. Frazier, two daughters, Lisa L. Kellner and husband, Jeffrey of Greensboro, Stefanie Frazier Moody and husband, Bradley of Julian; one son, Brett D. Langley and wife, Rhonda of Sanford; one brother, Rainey “Dickie” D. Burch, Jr. and wife, Janice of Lewisville, NC; grandchildren, Jessica Elmore, Dustin and R. D. Langley, Sydney, Aydsen Moody, and Cole Kellner. A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Cooper Cemetery, Yanceyville, with Rev. Tom McDowell officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, W. Chatham Relay for Life, C/O Betty Terry, 519 S. Second Avenue , Siler City, NC 27344; or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Frazier Family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome,com.

ANNE SMITH COOPER

Cary – Anne Smith Cooper, born October 8, 1927 in Laurinburg, NC, died August 23, 2012. Anne is survived by her sister, Betty Smith Sanders of Morrisville, NC; brother, Earl Ray Smith, Jr. of Polk City, FL; nieces, Carol Sanders Jensen and Robin Smith Callahan; nephews, Robert Lynne Smith, Michael Dale Smith, James Hugh Smith, Jr. and Lewis Smith. She is predeceased by her parents, Earl Ray and Mabel Stroupe Smith; and brothers, Robert Graham Smith and James Hugh Smith. There will be a graveside service at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012. Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Wake County, P.O. Box 27627-7639 or Cat Angels Pet Adoption, Inc., 102 Woodwinds Industrial Court, Cary, NC 27511. On-line condolences may be offered at www.apexfuneral. net.

JAMES CICERO JONES

James Cicero Jones, 80, of Siler City died Tuesday, (08-14-12) at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Jones was born in Stokes County on November 21, 1931, the son of Guy and Lelia (Copple) Jones. He was an Army Veteran and worked in textiles. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sandra Kay Jones. Survivors include his wife, Kate (Beal) Jones of the home; daughters, Rebecca Green of Thomasville, Teresa Lynn Jones of Florida, Lisa J. Stovall of Goldston: sons, James Junior Jones of Chapel Hill, Roy Lee Jones of Madison, Ricky Charles Jones of Siler City; sister, Emma Smith of Denton; eight grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MATTIE F. MILLER

Mattie F. Miller, 94, of Bear Creek died Tuesday (08-07-12) at Universal Health Care of Ramseur. Funeral services were held Saturday (08-11-12) at Gees Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Reginald Tyson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Miller was a native of Chatham County and a member of Gees Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara M. Marsh of Bear Creek; sons, George Miller of Durham, Hoy Miller, Jr. of Maryland; brother, Ray Foxx of Richland, S.C.; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM PORTER COCHRANE, SR.

William Porter Cochrane, Sr., 90, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, (08-15-12) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford. The funeral was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Roach and Don Davidson officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte at 3:15 p.m. Mr. Cochrane was born in Mecklenburg County on June 29, 1922, the son of Robert Bryce and Maybelle (Porter) Cochrane. He was an Army veteran of WW II and had worked as an engineer with AT&T phone service. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Townsend) Cochrane of the home; daughter, Mary Katherine Cochrane Hamm of Bear Creek; sons, Richard Stephen Cochrane of Waxhaw, William Porter Cochrane, Jr. of Southern Pines; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to SPCA of Chatham County or a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM G. CUNNINGHAM, Cmdr. USNV ret.

William G. Cunningham, 78 of Galloway Ridge, passed away on Tuesday (08-14-12). The Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (08-18-12) at the Newman Center in Chapel Hill. A native of Brooklyn and a graduate of Villanova, Bill spent his career in banking and real estate. He was active in the Catholic Church by serving as Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; their three children, Kathy, Muffie, BJ; and two grandchildren. Donations can be made to Covenant House, 5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

WILMA BERNICE HACKNEY ENNIS

Mrs. Wilma Bernice Hackney Ennis, 79, of Pittsboro died Monday (08-20-12) at The Laurels of Chatham. Services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday, (08-23-12) at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Interment will follow in Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City. Mrs. Ennis was born in Chatham County on March 22, 1933, the daughter of Garland and Rose Hackney. She was employed by Webster Poultry Company and later, worked as a nursing assistant. She attended Solid Rock Baptist Church in Pittsboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and six siblings. Survivors include daughters, Louise Riddle and Ann Headen of Pittsboro; sons, Mike Ellis and Joe Ellis, both of Pittsboro; brother, Tommy Hackney of South Carolina; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends visited with the family from 6 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences to www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.

EARL EDWARD SHORT

Earl Edward Short, 88, of Siler City went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Short was born December 30, 1923, the son of Lacy Herbert and Daisy (Johnson) Short. Earl was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, a Navy Veteran of WW II and retired as a teacher from the Chatham County Schools. Earl was preceded in death by a son, Steve Short and wife, Judy and their daughter, Ashley. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hilda (Kennedy) Short; one daughter, Dale Short Kiser and husband, Larry of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Josephine S. Pike of Siler City; grandchildren, Wendy McConnell and husband, Tim, Sophie Noble and husband, Israel and great-grandchildren, Abby, Jenna and Brooke McConnell. The family received friends Friday, August 17, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with Rev. Bob Boyd and Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344; First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344; or UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral.com.

HAZEL BEAL PHILLIPS

Hazel Beal Phillips, 84, of 609 Beal Road, Goldston died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation Mrs. Phillips was born in Chatham County on April 25, 1928, the daughter of Huss and Nora (Barber) Beal. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and retired from Glendale Hosiery after 43 years of service in the folding department. Hazel loved watching the Carolina Tar Heels play basketball and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnice F. Phillips; her parents; brothers, Orby Beal, Garland Beal and Melvin Beal, Sr.; sisters, Marie Brewer and Ruby Land. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Phillips and two sons, Larry Phillips, Jerry Phillips and wife, Mistie, all of Goldston; one sister, Millicent Dickens of Nashville, NC; grandchildren, Lorie Johnson and husband, Jeremiah of Goldston, Matt Phillips of Siler City, Caleb Phillips and Seth Phillips of Goldston; great-grandchildren, Kristen Garner and Carson Garner of Goldston; sisters-in-law, Mary Cox of Asheboro, Lillie Beal of Goldston; brothers-in-law, Bobby Phillips and wife, Elmo of Bear Creek, Lewis Phillips and wife, Jeanette of Siler City, and Wilbur Rives of Bear Creek. The family received friends Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Barry Lawrence and Rev. Grady Dickens officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P O Box 578, Goldston, NC 27252. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

THOMAS WESLEY HUNTER

Thomas Wesley Hunter deployed this life from his earthly home Friday, August 3, 2012, in Moyock, N.C. at the age of 47. Wesley was born and raised in Moncure and Sanford, N.C. Wesley was the husband of Tweety Childress Hunter, the father of Olivia Hunter and step-father of Brittni Baxter. He is survived by his mother, Jane Crutchfield Hunter of Moncure; father, Hugh Hunter and stepmother, Pam Hunter of Olivia; sister, Elizabeth Brinkley and husband Pat Brinkley and children, Tyler and Alex of Fort Meyers, Florida. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Oma Andrews Crutchfield, who was instrumental in the rearing of Wesley. Wes had given half of his life serving and defending his country. He retired in 2010 as a Fire Control Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy. A memorial service was held August the 18th at HD Oliver Funeral Chapel in Norfolk, Va. There will be a later memorial service held at Sandy Branch Baptist Church in Chatham County where his ashes will rest beside his grandparents, Sam and Oma Crutchfield.

ALDENA PARNELLJOHNSON

Aldena “Memaw” Parnell Johnson, 84, of 545 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City died Monday, August 20, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born in Lee County on December 31, 1927, the daughter of Charles Luther and Mollie Mae (Klass) Parnell. Aldena was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and was retired from Collins & Aikman where she worked in quality control. She was a member of the Lady Bird Bowling League for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Lett (Allan) of Siler City, Tamra Bowe (Stephen) of Lehigh Acres, FL; one brother, Wallace Wayne Parnell of Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Milholen Hockaday (Rodney), Ernie Milholen (Marcia) and Seth Bowe; step-grandchildren, Chad Bowe (Jennifer), Jennifer Bowe, Phillip Lett (Faye), Sarah Lett and Daniel Lett (Bethany). The family will receive friends Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Hellard and Rev. Stephen Bowe officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DORIS ANN BUCKNER HART

Doris Ann Buckner Hart, 76, of 58 Clyde Underwood Road, Siler City died Monday, August 20, 2012 at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. Mrs. Hart was born in Chatham County on July 28, 1936, the daughter of Tull H. and Gertrude (Johnson) Buckner. She had been employed as an inspector with Kellwood Hosiery in Liberty and Siler City. She was retired as the owner/operator of a home daycare. Doris was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. She had served for 20 years as the director of the nursery at Rives Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers and baking. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Willie M. “Jimmie” Hart, Jr.; two daughters, Sharon Baird and husband, Bruce of Kinston, Julie Beal and special friend, Steven Everwine of Siler City; five sisters, Cora Elkins, Louise Adcock, Patsy Corder, Susan Coggins all of Siler City, Bronna Cockman of Bear Creek; two brothers, Ronnie Buckner, Mitchell Buckner, both of Siler City; grandsons, Joshua and wife Ruthanne, Ethan, Luke, Caleb and Jacob Baird and Dustin Beal. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City with Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT LINCOLN “BOB” HELBERT

Mr. Robert Lincoln “Bob” Helbert, 78, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Pittsboro, died Wednesday (08-08-12) at Rex Rehab and Nursing Care in Apex. The Celebration of Life service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, (08-10-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro with Pastors Ray Gooch and Clyde Denny presiding. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church cemetery. Bob was born in Coeburn, VA, October 14, 1933, the son of Luther Thomas Helbert and Elsie Mae Beck Helbert. He was a meat market manager with A&P Grocery, retiring after 27 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Loveda; son, Robby Helbert of Fuquay-Varina; daughter, Roberta Clark of Fuquay-Varina; brother, Howard Helbert of Marion, OH; sisters, Donna Hurst of Blountville, TN, Nancy Nichols of Florida; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

NELL WILLIAMS MORRIS

Mrs. Nell Williams Morris, 79, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (08-12-12) in her home. The celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (08-16-12) at Solid Rock Baptist Church, with Pastors Jerry Sanders, Shane Arnold and Sammy Kay presiding. Interment will follow in Bynum Cemetery. Mrs. Morris was born April 3, 1933 in Durham County, a daughter of Pauline Williams. She graduated from Pittsboro High School, retired from Triem, Inc., and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother; husband, Willie “Dub” Morris; and a half-sister, Melissa Shuler Allen. Survivors include two daughters, Tami Gales and Toni Sanders, both of Pittsboro; step-brother, “Speed” Williams of Shelby; and three grandchildren. Friends visited with the family on Wednesday night from 6 – 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3903 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation. —Paid Obituaries—

THOMAS HAROLD “TOMMY” TERRY, JR.

Thomas Harold “Tommy” Terry, Jr., 61, of 7316 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mr. Terry was born in Chatham County on May 16, 1951, the son of Harold and Edith (Braxton) Terry. He was a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting and the owner-operator of Kustom Auto Recyclers in Liberty. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kimberly Sutton Terry of the home; four sons, Chris Terry (Chastity) of Liberty, Kevin Terry of Siler City, Josh Combs (Tammy) of Burlington, Adam Terry (Erica) of Siler City; one sister: Carolyn Terry Skowron (John) of Raleigh; grandchildren, Daylin Locklear, Chanceler Terry, Addison Combs, Alexis Terry, Trey, Seth, Breanna, and Sierra Dickerson; two nieces and two nephews. The family received friends Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting, 1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City with Pastor Larry McEntire officiating. Burial followed in the Meeting cemetery. Memorials may be made to Plainfield Friends Meeting Building Fund, c/o Iris Terry, 7400 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Gideons International, Chatham County Camp, P O Box 895, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUBY HANCOCK HAMMER

A wife of noble character who can find ? She is worth far more than rubies. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31: Verses 10 and 28 Ruby Hancock Hammer, 91, of Siler City died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Hammer was born in Chatham County on February 23, 1921, the daughter of George Graham and Mossie (Wilson) Hancock. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She had worked for A J Schneierson and Sons and retired from Byrd’s Food Stores where she managed the deli department. Ruby enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Hammer and a brother, Roy Hancock. She is survived by one son, Garrett Hammer and wife, Carol of Siler City; five sisters, Beulah Hammer of Goldston, Augusta Gilliland of Goldston, Joyce Headen of Siler City, Jearline Brown of Bennett, Linda Jones of Pleasant Garden; grandchildren, Paula Goodson and husband, David of Wake Forest, Craig Hammer and wife, Sheila of Siler City, Jody Hammer of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Taylor Goodson, Bryce, Connor and Garrison Hammer. The family received friends Friday, August 10, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of the son. The funeral will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Barry Lawrence and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM DARRELL BREWER

William Darrell Brewer, 71, of 2345 South Chatham Avenue, Siler City, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Brewer was born in Chatham County on December 30, 1940, the son of Marcus and Exie Sumner Brewer. Darrell retired from Townsend Poultry as a supervisor and was employed with CVS Pharmacies. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Teresa B. Withers (Steve) of Siler City, Donna B. Nunley (Doug) of Silk Hope, and Janel B. Tyson (Michael) of Marshville; one son, Marcus Brewer (Cindy) of Siler City; one sister, Patsy B. Stewart of Asheboro; grandchildren, Douglas and William Nunley, Christopher Lewis and Brayden Brewer; great grandchildren, Jacob, Dalton, Aleah, Levi, Kirstyn and Kadin; and special friend, Faye Brooks. The family received friends Monday, August 13, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the home of a daughter, Teresa B. Withers, 363 Oakley Church Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Robert Griffith and Rev. Jason Golden officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Brewer family. Online condolences may be made online at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HOMER M. BARNES

Homer Barnes, 92, of Pittsboro (formerly of Winston-Salem), died Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was born in 1920, the son of M. G. and Margaret Barnes in Boone, NC. He graduated from the Lutheran Home for Children’s High School in Konnarock, VA. He was a veteran of World War II, and served as Radio and Radar Operator on anti-submarine patrol with 600 hours of operation in the air, and received combat and tactical pilot training with 289 hours of pilot time. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Second Lieutenant, Squadron H 2510thArmy Air Force Base Unit, with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and American Theater Medal. He was a civilian Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, employed by Cannon Airport in Charlotte, NC in 1946 and Hawthorne Flying Service at Greensboro-High Point Airport in 1947. He graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State College in 1952, worked for DuPont in Delaware, and retired from his career as a Professional Electrical Engineer from Western-Electric in Winston-Salem in 1983. He owned and flew a 1946 Aeronca 11AC Chief from 1986 to 2006 and was a member of the United Flying Octogenarians. For 47 years, he and his wife were active members of Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Barnes, to whom he was married for nearly 59 years. He is survived by two sons;David Barnes (Diane) of Louisville, GA, Thomas Barnes (Eve) of Pittsboro; one daughter, Marcia Barnes Sargent (Les) of Oklahoma; three grandsons, Matthew Barnes of Pfafftown, Neil and Scott Barnes of Pittsboro; two brothers, Howard Barnes (Marline) of Granite Falls, Harold Barnes of Ormond Beach, FL; and a number of nephews, nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Cypress Presbyterian Church in Lobelia. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Barnes family extends its deep appreciation to the caregivers who worked so closely and professionally with Homer, and to Libby Hart of UNC-Hospice. Memorials may be made to: The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047; or flowers are appreciated. Arrangements for the Barnes family are in the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Pittsboro. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.

MARY DARK RODGERS

Mrs. Mary Rodgers, 82, passed away at home, Friday, August 10, 2012. A native of Chatham County, Mary was born a daughter to the late Samuel Dark and Nottie Bowden. Mrs. Rodgers was a homemaker and celebrates 62 years of love for and devotion to her husband, Arthur. In addition to parents, Mrs. Rodgers was preceded in death by her son, Arthur Rodgers Jr.; and two brothers, Willis and Wade Dark. Survivors include her husband, Arthur, of the home; sons, Brian Rodgers and wife Gloria, William Rodgers, both of Pittsboro; her daughter, Hope Rodgers-Medina and husband Daniel of Greensboro, NC; brother, Harvey Dark of Staley, NC; sisters, Inez Glover of Liberty, NC, Lucille Scotton-Currie of Siler City, NC, Ruth Patterson of Liberty, Genice Eubanks of Washington, DC; grandsons, Zachary Rodgers and William Rodgers, Jr.; granddaughters, Davida Rodgers, Sidney Alexander, Courtney Rodgers, Tressalyn Cordaro; and great-grand-daughter, Jordyn Rodgers. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012 at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion 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”.

VELMA YARBOROUGH BURNS

Velma Yarborough Burns, age 96, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Danville Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of Roman Eagle Memorial Home in Danville, VA for the past seven years. Velma was born August 2, 1916 in Jonesboro, NC, the daughter of Neal B. and Joanna Cox Yarborough. She was pre-deceased by her husband Clayton Burns, sister Lois Y. Gregson, brother Henson Yarborough, and nephews, James E. Gregson and Neal Gregson. She is survived by nephews, Robert Gregson (Mary Jo) of Cookeville, TN, Larry Farrell (Wandra) of Pittsboro, Stanley Long of Raleigh, Jerry Long of Durham; nieces, Linda Smith (Archie) of Asheboro, Jane Osborne (William) of Salisbury, as well as other great nieces and nephews; her close friend, Gladys Thomas and family and the Jim Thomas family. Velma moved to Pittsboro from Cary in 1959, and was a long time member of Hanks Chapel Christian Church, singing in the choir as well as teaching Sunday school. After her husband’s death, she relocated with her nephew, first to Wilmington, and then to Danville, VA. The funeral service took place Friday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Hanks Chapel Christian Church with service conducted by Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. William Rich. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select Obituaries. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Building or Piano/Organ Funds at Hanks Chapel Christian Church, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Arrangements for Mrs. Burns were under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro.

BRENDA GAYLE SUTTON WHITE

Brenda Gayle Sutton White, 72, died August 14, 2012 in her home following and extended illness. Born November 3, 1939 in Alamance County, she was a daughter of Thomas Daniel Sutton and Lorine Pearl Joyner Sutton. Brenda was a graduate of Elon College, and was retired from teaching after 32 years of service, primarily in Chatham County. She was a member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ. Survivors include her mother, Lorine Joyner Sutton of Raleigh; housemate/ caregiver, Trish Mann of Pittsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Elisabeth “Lisa” Margaret Youngman and Johnny Feathers of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Emily Mai Youngman and Alex Jameson Youngman; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Eugene Sutton and Brenda of Faith; sister, Barbara Falcone of Raleigh; niece, Paula F. Wilkins, her husband Thomas and son, Joel; and former son-in-law, James Youngman and wife, Debbie, of Chapel Hill. The service to celebrate the life of Brenda White will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, August 18, 2012 at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select Obituaries. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC Hospital; to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to Hanks Chapel Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Arrangements for Ms. White are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.

CONROE BOYD “BUCK” BAKER, JR.

Conroe Boyd “Buck” Baker Jr., 88, of Bear Creek. died Wednesday (08-01-12) at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday (08-04-12) at 11 a.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church where he was a member with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard and with graveside Masonic Rites. A Union County native and an Army and Navy Veteran, he was the son of Conroe Boyd Baker, Sr. and Rachel Hill Baker. He was a supervisor at Western Electric and a member of Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge #0143 where he had served as a Past Master. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucy Waldrop Baker, brother, Ira Baker, and sisters, Peggy Hester, Bobbie Turner, and Anna Belle Baker. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl B. English of Burlington; sons, Lonnie Baker of High Point, Michael Baker of Raleigh, Steven Baker of Reidsville; brother, Perry Baker of Reidsville; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two 2 step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Tyson’s Creek Family Life Center Fund, 10891 Siler City – Glendon Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com

MARY KATHERINE PAYNE

Mary Katherine Johnson Payne, 52, of Sanford died Tuesday (07-31-12) at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday (08-04-12) at 3 p.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church with Pastor James Whitaker, Pastor David Kimbrell and Terry Scott officiating. Mrs. Payne was born September 26, 1959 in Chatham County, the daughter of Mary Hazel Castevens Johnson and the late Elbert Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father and brothers, Jesse Johnson and Danny Johnson. Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Robert Elbert Payne, Jr. of the home; son, Allen N. Payne of Sanford; sisters, Judy George of Pittsboro and Janice White of Salisbury.

LESLIE SAMUEL RAINEY

Mr. Leslie Samuel Rainey of Pittsboro Christian Village passed away Saturday (08-04-12). A memorial service will be held at Pittsboro Christian Village Assembly on Saturday, (08-11-12) at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Les was born January 24, 1914 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Mary Rainey. He trained at Dallas Theological Seminary, The King’s College of London and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was a missionary to Bermuda, Israel and Africa for over 50 years. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, Les wrote digests of the Scriptures which were used as texts for religious instruction classes in these countries. He was the author of a dozen books. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Margaret, John, George, Mary, David and Jean, his first wife, Audrey Butler Rainey and second wife, Anna Grace McLaren. Surviving are sons, Jonathan David, and Daniel; daughters Sharon Scott, Karen Howell; and eleven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East St., Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation in Pittsboro.

REV. HAROLD DEAN NORRIS

Rev. Harold Dean Norris, 66, of Asheboro, died Sunday, (08-05-12) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, (08-08-12) at Pentecostal Victory Temple Church with Rev. Reggie Rakes officiating. Burial followed at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro. Rev. Norris was a native of Robeson County, employed with Randolph Mills in Franklinville and a member of Pentecostal Victory Temple Church where he served as one of the ministers. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Dowdy Norris, of the home; daughters, Teresa Johnson of Ramseur, Mary Price of Biscoe, Elizabeth Dowdy of Roanoke, Va.; son, John Dowdy of Graham; sisters, Shelby McPhail of Burlington, Frances Stewart of Asheboro, Judy Cobb of Burlington, Brenda Moody of Siler City; brothers, Charles Norris, Roger Norris, both of Asheboro, Tony Norris of Franklinville; five grandchildren and six great-grand-children. Condolences to: www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Pentecostal Victory Temple Church Building Fund, PO Box 691, Siler City, NC 27344-0691.

RICHARD CLARK BOWERS

Richard Clark Bowers, 53, of Pittsboro, died Monday, (08-06-12) at his residence. The services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, (08-10-12) from the graveside at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church cemetery with Pastor Ray Gooch presiding. Born March 27, 1959 in Chatham County, Mr. Bowers was the son of John C. Bowers and Jane Clark Bowers. A member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, he was employed for 32 years with Buckner Steel Erection of Graham. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Jean Bradford Bowers of the home; mother, Jane C. Burke of Siler City; father, John C. Bowers of Siler City; and a half-sister, Cindy Bray of Siler City. Friends may visit with the family in the fellowship hall following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation. —Paid Obituaries—

MARIAN GANOE CAMERON

Marian Ganoe Cameron, 93, died peacefully on July 21, 2012, with family at her side at Settlers’ Ridge Care Center in Celina, TX, where she had moved 2 years ago, to be near her daughter Marilyn. Prior to moving to Texas, she and her husband Charles had lived in Pittsboro, NC since his retirement in 1981. Charles passed away in July, 2008. Born November 26, 1918 in Turtle Creek, PA to parents Josephine (Rhule) Ganoe and Rex George Ganoe. She grew up in Johnstown, PA. A brother Rex preceded her in death in November, 1981. Marian and Charles and their children lived for many years in Alfred Station, NY. Charles’ work then took her to Ghana, West Africa for seven years and Ethiopia for two years, then several years in Norwich and Delhi, NY. The retirement years were in Pittsboro, NC with time out for two years in Taiwan and several service trips back to Ghana – the last when she was 83 years old. Wherever she lived, Marian was an active leader in her church and in service projects. Surviving are a son, Charles, Jr; a daughter, Marianne; a daughter Marilyn (Maritt); a daughter Nancy; a son David; four grandsons, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron Gift Trust at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, PO Box 713 Pittsboro, NC 27312 to support Marian’s favorite ministries, or to a charity of your choice. Plans are incomplete for a simple family service with disposition of ashes.

SHELBY LEWIS “PORKY” CULBERSON

Shelby Lewis “Porky” Culberson, age 67, of 486 Jack Culberson Road, Siler City went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Cambridge, MD. He was born March 13, 1945, the son of Colon Gray and Dorothy Mildred (Terry) Culberson. Porky was a native of Chatham County, an avid horseman and retired from Estes Trucking Company. Porky was a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Faye Culberson of the home; children, Jimmy Culberson and wife Jennifer of Liberty, Tammy Culberson Nifong and husband, Todd of Winston Salem, Vickie Lynn Dunlap and husband, Tim of Carthage, Robin Tyree Peace and husband, James of Pittsboro, Kelley Tyree of Bennett, Michael Tyree of Silk Hope; siblings, Ed Culberson and wife, Linda of Siler City, Wanda Culberson Welch and husband, Mike of Carlsbad, NM.; eight precious grandchildren, Colby Shue, Carson Culberson, Codi and Cori Nifong, Christopher Johnston, Rebekah and Shelby Peace and Korbin Louie. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the family home. Visit with the family Saturday afternoon at the home. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7019 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Arrangement are being handled by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

HENRY E. TURLINGTON, JR.

Henry E. Turlington, Jr., died at his home in Pittsboro on Wednesday, August 2, 2012 of pancreatic cancer. He was 67 years old. Henry came to Chapel Hill when he was in high school, and attended the University of North Carolina. He moved to Chatham County in 1976, living on Bynum Ridge Road for many years – where he was affectionately called “the king of Bynum” by his children’s friends – and then in Pittsboro. For most of his life, Henry worked as a antiquarian bookseller. A talented writer and an avid reader, he passed on his love of books, as well as cooking and gardening, to his children. Henry is survived by his life partner, Denise Larson; his children, Shannon and Richard Turlington; his step-children, Graylyn and Trevyn Larson; his grandchildren, Sean Molloy and Lucinda Turlington; and his siblings, John Turlington, Lynn Gardam and Carol Peters. “How surely are the dead beyond death. Death is what the living carry with them.” The family asks that memorial donations be made to Heads Up! Therapeutic Riding Program, PO Box 190, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

EVELYN BLACKMON OLDHAM

Evelyn Blackmon Oldham, 69, of Goldston died Wednesday, (07-25-12) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. A graveside service will be held Saturday, (07-28-12) at 4 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Gulf. Mrs. Oldham was born in Cumberland County on August 28, 1942, the daughter of Edward and Stella (Ammons) Blackmon. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and had been employed at Kayser Roth. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas J. Oldham She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Adcock of Bear Creek, Teresa Mashburn of Goldston; son, Ricky Douglas Oldham of Bear Creek; sisters, Mary Stone of Cameron, Mae Jamerson of Sanford, Beulah Stone of Cameron; brothers, Bobby Blackmon of Siler City, Jimmy Blackmon of Cameron, Johnny Blackmon of Bear Creek, Kenny Blackmon of Tramway; five grandchildren, and nine great-grand-children. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

REV. LEVIAN MARIE COBLE SILER

Levian Marie Coble Siler, 83, of Siler City died Friday (07-20-12). Rev. Siler was born December 18, 1929 in Asheboro to Connie and Sally (Walker) Coble. She was a graduate of Randolph County Business School. She was called to the ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy. She served as pastor of churches in Siler City, the Price Community, Bryson City and Liberty. She also helped organize about 20 churches. She worked along side of and with her late husband, Bishop Billy Jordan Siler, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Corrina Crisco and brothers, Everett, Archibald, Connie, and Weldon Coble. Survivors include sons, Billy Siler, Jr., Ronald Louis Siler, both of Siler City; daughter, Levian Paulette Broome of Sandy Ridge; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren

ARTHUR EUGENE (BOSE) STALEY

Arthur Eugene (Bose) Staley, 74, of Siler City, died Saturday, (07-28-12) at the home of his daughter. A graveside service with military rites by the Randolph Honor Guard was held Monday, (07-30-12) at 4 p.m. at Gilmore Memorial Park, Julian. Mr. Staley was born September 26, 1937 in Randolph County, the son of Eugene Monroe and Julia Willis Staley. Bose was a Marine veteran. He was a supervisor for Liberty Chair and retired from March Furniture in Ramseur. Arthur was preceded in death by sons, Dale and Larry Staley. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Haithcox Staley; daughter, Tammy Staley of Siler City; sisters, Irene Staley Jones of Lumber Bridge, Betty Staley Mahoney of St. Pauls; brothers, Thomas Steven Staley of East Bend, Charles Staley of Ramseur; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome,com.

SWANNIE MASHBURN SNYDER

Swannie Mashburn Snyder, 93, of Siler City died Saturday, (07-28-12) at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Monday, (07-30-12) at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Snyder was born in Moore County on August 20, 1918, the daughter of John Thomas and Lula (Smith) Mashburn. She attended the First Baptist Church, Siler City and was employed as a seamstress for thirty years at A. J. Schneierson & Sons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil T. Snyder, son, Roger Snyder, daughter, Nadine Brady, and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Earl Snyder of Greensboro, Tommy Snyder of Snow Camp, Jerry M. Snyder of Charlotte, Linda Marsh of Siler City; sister, Lucille Meggs; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES HACKNEY MINTON

Mrs. Frances Hackney Minton, 79, of Greensboro died Monday (07-30-12) at the Blumenthal Nursing and Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by Reverend J. Brent Thomas and Reverend Paul Doby, Jr. Interment followed in Guilford Memorial Park. Mrs. Minton was born November 21, 1932 in Chatham County, the daughter of Harold and Ida Dorsett Hackney. A graduate of Silk Hope High School, she attended Kings Business College. She retired as an Administrative Assistant with UNC at Greensboro. Mrs. Minton was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Prince Minton, her parents, a son, Stephen Edward Mitchell and a sister, Jean H. Burns. Surviving is her son, Scott Mitchell of Greensboro; sister, Rachel Hackney of Chapel Hill; brothers, Jack Hackney of Graham and Joe Hackney of Chapel Hill. Memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensbor0, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences can be made to haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com

MAGGIE LEE DAYE

Mrs. Maggie Lee Daye of Siler City died Tuesday, (07-24-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Sunday (07-29-12) at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity U.H.C. Mrs. Daye was a graduate of Chatham High School and a member of Holy Trinity United Holy Church. Surviving are children, Teressa Lee of the home, Veronia Stewart of New Hill, Yolanda Vicente of Siler City; brother, Clarence Lee of Siler City; sister, Christine Lee of Siler City; and five grandchildren.

LOSSIE D. GLOVER

Ms. Lossie D. Glover, 79, of Siler City, formerly of Washington, DC died Thursday (07-26-12) at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Saturday (08-04-12) at 2 p.m. at Harris Grove Baptist Church with burial following in the Town cemetery. Surviving are her children: Deborah G. Lane, George H. Glover, Jr., Floyd A. Glover, Vargos K. Glover, Rodericus A. Glover: sisters, Jeffery Rattliff; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Knotts & Son Funeral Home, Siler City is assisting the family.

DIXIE PERKINS McCLAIN

Dixie Perkins McClain, 74, of Asheboro, died Monday, (07-30-12) at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, (08-02-12) at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Ramseur with Rev. Frank Thacker officiating. Burial will follow at Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. McClain was a native of Hoyt, Kansas, retired from Womack Contractors in Virginia Beach, VA., and attended Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Roy Eldred McClain. Survivors include a son, Rocky McClain of Asheboro; daughters, Terri Allen, of Sanford, Tammi Mitchell of Cantonment, FL, Tina Milholen, of Ramseur; brother, Jack Perkins of Ashland, NE; 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service and other times at the home of Tina Milholen, 215 Holly Hill St., Ramseur. Condolences online to: www.loflinfuneralservice.comMemorials may be made to, Rehobeth UMC Cemetery Fund, 850 Kildee Church Road, Ramseur, NC 27316; or to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204. —Paid Obituary—

THOMAS EDWARD KING

Thomas Edward King, age 84, a resident of 309 Nottingham Drive died late Thursday night at UNC Hospitals. Born June 21, 1928 in Durham, Mr. King was the son of the late Hubert Howell and Nellie Irene Shepherd King. He attended the Durham County Schools, graduating from Lowes Grove High School. He retired from IBM after 26 years of employment and was a founding member of Hope Valley Baptist Church. Mr. King and his wife, Bessie Knight were married July 29, 1950. They enjoyed many special moments at Kerr Lake and Emerald Isle. She preceded him in death on February 19, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Anne King. Surviving are two sons, Ray King (Gayle) and Mark King (Donna), both of Pittsboro; his granddaughter, Kristy Cheek (Synjun) of Pittsboro; two grandsons, Cody King and Justin King, both of Pittsboro; his sister-in-law, Anna Knight Jackson of Durham; and many special nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at the Howerton & Bryan Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Rocky Coyle officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Annex B. Pallbearers were Don King, David King, Jimmy King, Jim Holland, Johnny Knight, and Buster Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 4 Life, Inc., a Christian non-profit youth baseball group, 3009 Prophet Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

ANTOINETTE MARY “TONI” TILL

Antoinette Mary “Toni” Till, 70, of 347 South Second Avenue, Siler City, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was born on June 13, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Howard and Margaret Moran Till, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her companion, Harvey Brower; daughters, Holly Kozelsky Quirk of Martinsville, Va. and Siler City; Mara Kozelsky Hunter of Mobile, Ala. and Newport, Rhode Island; sisters, Ginger Gary of Fulton, N.Y., and Juanita Van Decker of New Jersey; brother, Joe Till of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Quirk. She has a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne University. She had been a social worker and owned a family care home, from which she retired, and she was an artist. A memorial service and visitation was held at 6 p.m. Monday at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City, and at other times in the home. Donations in her memory may be made to Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312. Her compassion, kindness and support of loved ones’ educational endeavors touched many lives, and she will be missed.

IRMA “AMINA” BONNE ABDELKADER

Mrs. Irma “Amina” Bonne Abdelkader, 89, of Pittsboro died July 29, 2012 at The Laurels of Chatham. Amina was born August 19, 1922 in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of Aschel Bonne and Marie Louise deWinne Bonne. She spent time in Cairo, Egypt before moving to the United States in 1974. Mrs. Abdelkader moved to Pittsboro, NC in 1988, where she was a very active craftsman with specialty in Belgium Battenberg lace, which she learned at a very young age in her native Belgium. Amina was honorably chosen to join the “Village of Yesteryear” at the NC State Fair for the past 20 years. She also shared and taught her multiple hand craft talents at the Chatham Senior Citizens Center. Amina also shared her craftsmanship by volunteering and participating as a member of the Parish of St. Julia Catholic Church in Siler City. She was also know for her green thumb since she was always surrounded by plants, and was a member of the Pittsboro Garden Club. During her 20 years in Cairo, Amina collected over 300 different types of cacti. Mrs. Abdelkader was the widow of the late Eng. Abdel Rahman Abdelkader. She is survived by her children, Amira, Adiba, and Amin, all of San Antonio, TX and six grandchildren, Jackie, Adham, Lena, Rania, Jamel and Caleb. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Fr. Jim Fukes at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, August 1, 2012 from St. Julia Catholic Church. Interment followed at Lee Memory Gardens in Sanford. Following the interment, guests were invited to visit with the family and share a meal at St. Julia Catholic Church. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guest Books” then “Current Services”. Arrangements for Mrs. Abdelkader are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro.


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NESBITT DIXON

Mr. Thomas Nesbitt Dixon, 91, of Pittsboro died July 18, 2012 in his home following a period of declining health. A Chatham County native, Mr. Dixon was born October 1, 1920 to Rufus and Nonie Smith Dixon. He was a graduate of Pittsboro High School. Mr. Dixon served in the US Navy during World War II. When his military service was ended, he began working as an automobile mechanic for Justice Motor Company. Later, he was self-employed as an automobile mechanic. Mr. Dixon was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Glenda Dixon of Pittsboro, Vivian and Benny Overton of Oxford; a sister, Ellen Clark of Augusta, GA; grandchildren, Nathan and Justin Crow; great-granddaughter, Ava Crow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lillian Hilliard Dixon; and siblings, Lottie Gilmore, Dewey Dixon and Willabelle Hutchins. The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Nesbitt Dixon was held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon, July 21, 2012 at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Tripp Harmon presiding. Interment, with military honors, followed in the church cemetery. Friends visited with the family at the Dixon residence. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be directed to the Pittsboro Baptist Church General Fund, 121 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guest Books” then “Current Services”. Arrangements for Mr. Dixon were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro.

DORIS JONES GASQUE

Doris Jones Gasque, age 86, of Lumberton, formerly of Chatham County, NC died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her home. She was born in Chatham County, NC on July 13, 1926 to the late Herbert Jones and the late Irene Wilson Jones. She previously worked as a hospital lab technician. She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Cecil Fesmire and Walter V. Lemmond. Mrs. Gasque is survived by her husband, Boyd Gasque of the home; son, Michael Fesmire and wife Carol of Ramseur; step-son, Boyd B. Gasque, Jr. M.D. and wife Becky of Lumberton; sister, Peggy Jones of Siler City, NC; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Loves Creek Baptist Church in Siler City on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe Bounds officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc. in Lumberton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floyd mortuary.net .

JIMMY THOMAS WILSON

Greensboro . . . Mr. Jimmy Thomas Wilson, 66, passed away at Wesley Long Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 21, 2012 with his family by his side. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at George Brothers Funeral Service with Reverend Ricky Wilkie officiating. Jimmy served his country in the U.S. Army as an 82ndAirborne Paratrooper. In later years, he enjoyed spending his time fishing and playing bingo. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Dock and Dorothy Horne. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Linda Wilson; daughter, Tina Graves (Chris) of Siler City; daughter, Tonia Crocker (Peter) of Snow Camp; son, Wayne Brewer (Angie) of Greensboro; son, Tim Brewer of Greensboro; grandchildren, Cory Wilson, Jordan Stone, Robert Brewer, Derek Brewer, Dalton Brewer, Darien Brewer, Elise Crocker; great-grandson, Landen Wilson; brother, Billy Wilson of Siler City; sister, Barbara Dellinger (Michael) of Broadway; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. The family received friends on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Following the service, everyone was invited to the home of Angie and Wayne Brewer, 700 Kitty Lane, Greensboro, NC 27406.

JULICE GLENN WRIGHT

Julice Glenn Wright, 80, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Moses Cone Hospital. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Smithwood United Church of Christ. Burial followed in Lee Memory Gardens in Sanford. The family received friends on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty, 212 West Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty, NC 27298. He was the son of the late Luther and Etta White Wright and was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Williams Wright; sister, Velna Mae Buckner and brothers, Sterling, Evander, Garland, Horton, Zebie, Gordon and LeRoy Wright. Surviving is his wife of 19 years, Ruby Greeson Wright of the home; son, Rocky Lynn Wright of Sanford; step-daughter, Sharon Bolton (Eddie) of Liberty; step-son, David Aldridge (René) of Pleasant Garden; step-grandchildren, Joshua Bolton (Jen), Trevor Bolton, Abby Aldridge, Lukas Aldridge and great-granddaughter, Chasidy Bolton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Glenn to Smithwood UCC, c/o Clifton Black, 6543 Dusty Road, Liberty, NC 27298. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty had the honor of serving the Wright family.

RUTH ETTA LEONARD COOK

North Myrtle Beach, SC – Ruth Etta Leonard Cook, 88, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at McLeod Loris Hospital. Born August 24, 1923, in High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late Burgess Guy and Ruth E. Leonard. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Cook, married for 64 years at the time of his death in 2011. She was a Registered Nurse who trained at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston – Salem, and served in the Army Nurse Corps. She and Charles lived in Euclid, Ohio, for many years and raised their family there. They retired to Pittsboro in 1983, and lived in Fearrington Village. They moved to Cherry Grove, SC, in 1999. Mrs. Cook is survived by three daughters, Leslie Walker (Steven) of Columbia, SC, Shirley Zeff (Kenneth) of Chicago Park, CA, Carolyn Lutz (Michael) of Euclid, OH; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife and mother, and a gracious and kind friend. She was an active church member in the Baptist faith, and was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 18, at the Lee Funeral Home Chapel in North Myrtle Beach, officiated by her pastor, the Rev. Anthony Poston. A graveside service with military honors was held Thursday, July 19 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. A message of condolence may be sent to lfhome@sccoast.net

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

WINSTON-SALEM – Louise West Ingram, 90, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at her daughter’s home, where she had enjoyed living for the past five years. Louise was born January 13, 1922 in Forsyth County to the late George Willis and Carrie Erwin West. She was a member of Crews United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Smith Ingram and a brother, William R. West. She is survived by a son, Larry A. Ingram (Linda) of Marshallberg; a daughter, Judy C. Ingram of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren, James Ingram, Charles Ingram, Adam Ingram Perry; one great grandchild, Lucy Ingram; five sisters, Nellie Graves of Clemmons, Ruby Beeson (Lawrence) of Winston-Salem, Nancy Voss of Kernersville, Mary Dillon of Kernersville and Nina Smith of Jamestown. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Crews United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Pam Watkins officiating. Memorials may be made to Crews United Methodist Church, 4150 Reidsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

WILMA FEIL ZERINGUE

Wilma Feil Zeringue passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the age of 91. Born in Coffeyville, KS on February 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Gustave and Fleta Feil. A resident of Metairie, LA for 31 plus years and a resident of Powder Springs, GA for 27 months, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Kenner. Wilma enjoyed a wonderful life as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the beloved wife of the late Marion James Zeringue. She is survived by sons, Alan J. Zeringue (Carol) of Sauk Rapids, MN, Mark J. Zeringue, MD (Elizabeth) of Siler City, NC; daughters, Karen Z. DiNicola (David) of Powder Springs, GA; Janis Z. Campbell (Dennis) of Savannah GA; granddaughter, Jennifer M. Rainwater (Jason) and great grandson, James Carson Rainwater of Suwanee, GA. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service in the Chapel of Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11 a.m.. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6 until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at www.gardenofmem oriesfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Tiger Rescue, 1940 Hank’s Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or on-line at www.carolinatigerrescue.org

RONALD CRAIG SCOTT II

Ronald Craig Scott II, 41, of Bennett. passed away Thursday, (07-12-12) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday (07-14-12) at 11 a.m. at High Falls Friends Church with Pastor Ben Hurley officiating. Mr. Scott was a Chatham County native and a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Kidd. Survivors include his mother, Patricia K. Goodhue of the home; father, Ronald Scott of Siler City; brothers, John Scott of Mississippi, Michael Goodhue, Cale Goodhue, both of Asheville; sister, Brittany Scott of High Point; grandmother, Marion S. Kidd of the home. Offer on-line condolences at: www.joycebradychapel.com

DONNA LYNN DAVIS KING

Donna Lynn Davis King, 42, of Star, died Monday, (07-09-12) at her home. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, (07-11-12) at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert McLeod officiating. Interment was in West End Cemetery. Mrs. King was born in Randolph County and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Grant King, of the home; daughter, Amber Warner of Concord; son, Joshua Davis of Lumberton; daughters, Sarah King, Megan King, both of the home; son, Jason King of Star; father, Don and Denise Davis of Bear Creek; mother, Juanita and Jerry Bruce of Ether; and eight grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.phillipsfh.com.

JOHN HAROLD TYSON

Mr. John Harold Tyson, 60, of Asheboro, died Friday, (07-13-12), at Randolph Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, (07-16-12) at Richland Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County, Mr. Tyson was born March 29, 1952. He was the son of the late Fred Thomas Tyson and Minnie Ruth Swain Tyson. He graduated from Union Pines High School and Wayne Community College. He was a member of Richland Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and he operated the sound system. Survivors include his wife, Janice Tyson of the home; son, Christopher Thomas Tyson of the home; sister, Janette Bristow Ashley of Sanford; brother, Tommy Tyson of Carthage, Larry Bristow of Siler City. Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Baptist Church, 2323 Old Humble Mill Road, Asheboro, NC 27205. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

LANA MARIE NANCE SMITH

Lana Marie Nance Smith, 70, of Silk Hope Road, Siler City died Sunday, (07-15-12). Mrs. Smith was born in Cabarrus County on July 25, 1941, the daughter of Grady and Corinna Clara (Russell) Nance. She was a homemaker and a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, June Greene. Survivors include daughters, Serena Fristoe, Amy Olsen; sons, Frank Smith, Kerry Smith; brother; Neil Nance; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, (07-19-12) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A memorial service will follow in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edward Brown officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH LEON GLOSSON

Mr. Leon Glosson, 76, of Pittsboro died Saturday, (07-14-12) at Laurels of Chatham. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday (07-18-12) in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. A native of Orange County, Mr. Glosson was born November 13, 1935in Chapel Hill to the late Henry Brodie and Ethel Bennett Glosson.He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a small business owner, and a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Glosson Oakley, Louise Glosson Rochelle and brother, Henry Brodie Glosson, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Leitha Howard Glosson; sons, Tony Glosson, Brett Glosson, Jeff Glosson, all of Pittsboro, Mark Glosson of Chapel Hill; daughter, Kara Glosson Burke of Pittsboro; brother, William Glosson of Fayetteville; and eleven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Children’s Hospital at: The NC Children’s Promise, CB #7237, 88 Vilcom Circle, McClamroch Hall, LL 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7237; or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com.

MARY MATTHEWS

Miss Mary Matthews, 57, died Thursday (07-12-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Saturday (07-14-12) at Holy Trinity Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include son, Emmanuel Matthews of the home; sisters, Rosa Evans of Arizona, Sharon Siler, Ivey Smith, Beatrice Matthews, Betty Dark, Lena Brooks, Phyllis Tate, Daisy Currie, Frances Moffitt, all of Siler City; brothers, Leon Matthews of Coleridge, William Matthews, Garland Matthews, Steve Matthews, all of Siler City and Donald Matthews of Randleman.

MARY SMITH MORGAN

Mary Smith Morgan, 59, of Staley, died Monday, (07-16-12) at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington. The funeral will be Saturday, (07-21-12) at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Horton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Morgan was born September 2, 1952, daughter of Harvey and Fleda Gillespie Smith. She attended Shady Grove Baptist Church, and had been employed at A. J. Schneierson, Byrds Food Stores and Burlington Coat Factory. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sisters: Margaret Joyner of Niceville, FL, Carolyn Brewer of Siler City; brothers, H. B. Smith, Jr. of Asheboro, Charles Smith of Lumberton, Paul Smith, Weldon Smith, and Richard Smith, all of Siler City. The family will receive friends Friday, (07-20-12) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance & Caswell Counties, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. —Paid Obituaries—

KENNETH MARK ANDREW

Kenneth Mark Andrew, 53, of 343 Moon-Lindley Road, Snow Camp died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at his home. Kenneth was born in Chatham County on April 13, 1959, the son of Blake and Rebecca Lindley Andrew. He was a poultry farmer, a 1977 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and attended Central Carolina Community College. He was a birthright member of South Fork Friends Meeting, loved fishing, hunting arrowheads and enjoyed being outdoors and watching motocross racing. Kenneth was preceded in death by two sisters, Gayla Dawn Andrew and Janie Andrew Lindley, grandparents, Mark and Gladys Lindley and Harvey and Blanche Andrew. He is survived by a son, Brandon Lindley Andrew of Siler City; his parents, Blake and Rebecca Lindley Andrew of Snow Camp; a brother, Lin Andrew and wife Angie of Silk Hope; his beloved dogs, Rat and Little Rat; nieces, Alyce Lindley Phillips, Mary Lindley Needham, Lindley Bradyn Andrew; nephews, Michael Andrew Lindley and Brady Foster Andrew. At the request of Kenneth, a private graveside service for family and friends was held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. at South Fork Friends Cemetery, 359 South Fork – Bethel Road, Snow Camp with Andrew Needham officiating. Memorials may be made to the Janie Lindley Memorial Fund, c/o Judy Harris, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome,com.

REV. MANUEL ELI CUNNUP

Rev. Manuel Eli Cunnup, 91, of 415 Hillcrest Avenue, Goldston went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at White Oak Manor, Burlington. Mr. Cunnup was born January 2, 1921 at Fort Mill, SC, the son of John James and Alice (Wright) Cunnup. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp having served during WW II. Rev. Cunnup attended Campbell University and Wake Forest University. He received a BA in History from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Cunnup served as pastor at Rock Springs Baptist Church, New Salem Baptist, Mays Chapel Baptist, Sandy Branch Baptist and Magnolia Street Baptist Church. He served as interim pastor at Eller Memorial Baptist and Clifton Road Baptist. During his pastorates he served in numerous other capacities including, Director of Missions for the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 10 years with the Piedmont Baptist Association, interim director of Alamance County Missions, and on the General Board of The Baptist State Convention. Rev. Cunnup also served as a Trustee at Wake Forest University and as the Mission Committee Coordinator of NC Prison Ministries. Rev. Cunnup was awarded the Good Shepherd Award for Distinguished Service of Boy Scouts by the National Association of Boy Scouts. In his spare time he enjoyed outdoor activities including golf, carpentry and camping. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Painter Cunnup. Survivors include three sons, Steve Cunnup of Goldston, NC, David Cunnup and wife, Frances of Hurdle Mills, Tim Cunnup and wife, Camille of Goldston, NC; grandchildren, Jenny and Brian Bowes, Chance and Jill Cunnup, Chad and Kristy Horner, Katlyn Cunnup and Hannah Cunnup; great-grandchildren, Brady and Abby Cunnup, Kate, Collin and Ella Horner, Gracen and Macee Bowes. The family received friends Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at 415 Hillcrest Avenue, Goldston. The funeral was held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Bob Wachs, Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Thomas Simpson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY BETH MOON ELDER

Mrs. Mary Beth Moon Elder, age 63, passed away July 11, 2012 at Beacon Place of Greensboro. A memorial gathering was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at George Brothers Funeral Service. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Plainfield Friends Meeting in Siler City. Mrs. Elder was born in Chatham County, to the late Marvin and Phoebe Bare Moon. She retired from the Clerk of Courts Office of Guilford County in February 2003, as an auditor. She is survived by her husband, Tom Elder of Whitsett, son, Tony Wrenn Elder and daughter-in-law, Christy Redden Elder of Gibsonville. She was loved by her granddaughter, Pailyn Elizabeth Elder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Crossroads Adult Daycare, 1101 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405; or Plainfield Friends Meeting, 1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the Elder family.

FRANCES S. HUNNICUTT

Frances Stiles Hunnicutt, 86, of Siler City died Tuesday, (07-03-12) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, (07-07-12) at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur with Rev. Noah Albarez officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Knoll Cemetery, Ramseur. Mrs. Hunnicutt was a native of Guilford County and retired from Burlington Industries. Survivors include daughters, Sylvia Robinson of Siler City, Pamela Jones of Franklinville, Patsy Ayers of Climax; son, Furmon Hunnicutt, of Franklinville; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28201-0001.

TOM BRADY

Raeford Thomas “Tom” Brady, 65, of Franklinville died Monday, (07-02-12) at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, (07-06-12) at Cedar Falls Baptist Church, with Rev. Russell Chrisco officiating. Burial followed at Grays Chapel United Methodist Church in Franklinville. Mr. Brady was a native of Randolph County, retired from Ramseur Interlock, and a member of Cedar Falls Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kay Bailey Brady of the home; daughter, Marie Brady, of Sarasota, Florida; son, William Thomas “Tom” Brady, of Asheboro; sisters, Bonnie Luck of Asheboro, Sandra Allred of Cedar Falls, Irene Ward of Monroe; and two grandchildren. Condolences to: www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Memorials may be made to Cedar Falls Baptist Church, 5019 US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville, NC 27248.

ANNIE LAWSON

Ramseur: Annie Wavel Brady Lawson 92, died Sunday (07-08-12) at Randolph Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday (07-11-12) at 11 a.m at Parks Cross Roads Christian Church where she was a member with Rev. Randy Kelly and Rev. James Turner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lawson was a Randolph County native and a resident at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Lawson; step-son, Alvin Eugene Lawson, and step-daughter, Peggy Lawson Arrington. Survivors include a step-son, Grady Lawson of Ramseur; step-daughter, Doris Lawson Arrington of Liberty; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com

JAMES SAMUEL OVERTON

James Samuel Overton, 91, of Snow Camp died Sunday, (07-08-12) at Care View Rest Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in Dade City, Florida. Mr. Overton was born in Hoke County on January 10, 1921 the son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Magdeline Koonce Overton. He was a car salesman. He is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Merrick of Leesburg, FL; sons, Ben Overton of Sanford, Jim Overton of Palm Harbor, FL; and several grandchildren. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com

COREEN L. WATSON

Coreen L. Watson, 77, of Siler City died Tuesday, (07-03-12). Funeral services were held Tuesday (07-06-12) at Glovers Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Watson, a native of Chatham County, was born October 17, 1934 to the late Willie Peoples and Sarah Jane Watson. She attended Chatham Trading School in Siler City. She worked at Mid-State Poultry, was a C.N.A. and a member of Glover’s Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Survivors include a son, Paul Thomas Watson; one grandson and four great-grand-children. HAMILTON NETTLES Mr. Hamilton Nettles, 23, of Pittsboro died in an auto accident on Thursday (07-05-12). Funeral services were held Monday (07-09-12) at First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City, with burial in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Nettles was employed with WalMart in Siler City. Survivors include his children, Meya Lynn, Anita Nettles, Preston Matthews Nettles; grandmother, Rev. Annie A. Nettles of Siler City; brother, Marcus Nettles; and sister, Asiaj Nettles. GEORGE LACY BROOKS Mr. George Lacy Brooks, 59, of Siler City died Thursday (07-05-12) at Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Greensboro. Funeral services were held Monday (07-09-12) at Glovers Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Surviving are sisters, Daisy McSwain, Ruby McSwain, Helen Glover, Susan Shoffner, all of Siler City; and brother, Gilbert McSwain of Durham. —Paid Obituaries— PAULINE BARKER POWERS Pauline Barker Powers, 93, of Siler City died Monday, July 2, 2012 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehab Center in Sanford. Mrs. Powers was born in Randolph County on February 6, 1919, the daughter of Earl and Annie (Burke) Barker. She was a member of Oakley Baptist Church where she a member of the Friendship Class and taught for 43 years. She was a homemaker known for her sewing ability and she used that ability in working at A J Schneierson and Kellwood. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Powers; her parents; sister, Ollie Barker and brother, Richard Barker. She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Powers Hart and husband, Phil of Gulf; two sons, Don Powers of Greensboro, David Powers and wife, Cheryl of Southern Pines; three sisters, Swannie Holland of Thomasville, Bertha Marsh of Randleman, Betty Barker of Eden; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and two nieces. The family received friends Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Thursday at 12 noon at Oakley Baptist Church, with Dr. Brian Sandifer and Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Oakley Baptist Church Friendship Class, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Liberty Home Care and Hospice, P. O. Box 66, Sanford, NC 27330. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. U.S. AIR FORCE LT. COL. (Ret.) CHAPLAIN KENNETH EUGENE BEANE U S Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret) Chaplain Kenneth Eugene Beane, 87, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur. Mr. Beane was born in Chatham County on July 31, 1924, the son of Elijah and Eula (Pike) Beane. A 1941 graduate of Siler City High School, he was employed for a year and a half at Faircloth Aircraft Corporation in Hagerstown, MD and Burlington, NC until he joined the US Army in 1944. Following Gunnery School he flew 25 combat missions in the Army Air Force in the Southern European Theatre of operations as an engineer gunner based in Italy. After service with the Army Air Corps, he received an AB Degree in 1948 from High Point College in High Point, NC and a Master of Divinity Degree in 1951 from Duke University, Durham, NC. He was licensed to preach in the Methodist Church in 1946 at Hay Street Methodist Church in Fayetteville, NC and ordained as an Elder in the Methodist Church on September 30, 1951 at West Market Street Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. He rejoined the Army Reserve as a chaplain in 1951 and served in that capacity in the Korean War. As a chaplain, he served in England. On December 1, 1972 he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. He then served as a civilian Methodist minister until 1995. He became a member of the North Carolina Methodist Conference in October, 1951. He served as a minister in Methodist churches throughout much of the state. He has served as a United States Air Force Chaplain in six foreign countries and at Air Force Bases in many of the states. Chaplain Beane has been awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal; the Air Force Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters; and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Chaplain Beane was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Johnson Beane; sons, Kenneth Beane, Jr., Richard Frank Beane; his parents, Elijah and Eula Pike Beane; sister, Evelyn Thompson; and brothers, Paul and Donald Beane. He is survived by sisters, Myrtle B. Stephens and Nancy B. Burke and husband, Carroll; brothers, Dwight Beane and wife, Rachel, Jimmy Beane and wife, Shirley; daughters-in-law, Maureen O’Rourke Beane, Irene Roberts Beane; granddaughters, Melissa B. Chambliss and husband, Trey, Maria Beane, Jennifer Beane, Amanda B. Perez and husband, William; great-granddaughter, Haley Perez; great-grandson, Noah Chambliss; special friends, Ty and Wendy Barnes, Carolyn and Tom Clark and Tom and Toni Lamm. The family received friends Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC. The funeral was held Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Eric Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Cemetery, Siler City. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. TOMMIE MAC “BUD” LOCKLEAR Tommie Mac “Bud” Locklear, 65, of 806 North Fir Avenue, Siler City, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mr. Locklear was born June 6, 1947, the son of Carson and Addie Mae (Hunt) Locklear. He was a native of Robeson County. Bud, as he was known by his friends, was an auto mechanic, having owned the Chatham Car Care in Siler City, after which he became a greeter at Wal-Mart. Tommie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claudie Locklear; sister, Barbara Ann Locklear; and a grandson, Brandon Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Donna Badders Locklear of the home; daughters, Candace Locklear of Siler City, Lisa Locklear of Charlotte; sons, Brian Locklear, Brad Locklear, both of Greensboro; grandchildren, Blake, Jacqueline, Starr, Regina, Vanessa, Matthew and Michael; sisters, Mae Deese, Mary Helen West, both of Roland, Aldlean Scott of Maxton; brothers, Carson Locklear, Jr. of Maxton, Billy Locklear of Red Springs; and two great-grandchildren. The family received friends Monday, July 9, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City with Rev. Mark Agan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. KEN TROUT Anyone who met Ken Trout only knew him as a kind, loving, open and giving man. Ken had a unique gift of insightfulness into human behavior learning more about a person within minutes than the person knows of themselves. Friends knew Ken as a man who lived life with passion, loved all people he met, had a unique and honest view of the world and found only good in every man, woman and child. Ken died peacefully in Pam’s arms at home after a four year battle with cancer. Ken leaves behind his wife of ten years, Pam Kuder, his good friend and previous wife, Liz Trout, and his brothers, Rich Trout of Denver, and Ron Trout of Helena. For online condolences, please go to www.hall wynne.com, select “obituaries” then “current services”. LUCY BERNICE JOHNSON Lucy Bernice Johnson, 85, of 900 West Dolphin Street, Siler City died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Ms. Johnson was born in Chatham County on September 18, 1926, the daughter of Thomas Oren and Corrina (Williams) Johnson. She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church and attended Cumnock United Methodist Church. She had worked at A. J. Schneierson & Sons as a sewer. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wilson Johnson and a sister, Margaret Pauline Cole. She is survived by a niece, Patricia D. Phillips and husband, Ron of Sanford; a nephew, Lewis Johnson and wife, Nancy of Siler City; and several grand-nieces and nephews. A private service will be held. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. JOYCE ELIZABETH PERRY SHORT Joyce Elizabeth Perry Short, 97, of 4147 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Short was born in Chatham County on January 2, 1915, the daughter of Edna Herford and Dura (Jenks) Perry. She was the manager of The Siler City ABC Shop for children’s clothes. Joyce was the oldest member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the WMU. She enjoyed bowling, needle point, gardening and working with flowers. She also loved children and spending time with them. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, P. D. Short. The family wishes to express their appreciation and a special thanks to caregivers Becky Powers, Vivian Wrenn and all the nurses at Hospice of Chatham County. She is survived by one daughter, Durene S. Phillips and husband Lynn of Siler City; one son, William Lee Buckner and wife Kay of Siler City; one brother, M. L. Perry of Durham; grandchildren, Jeffrey Craig Phillips and fiance’ Heather Marie Cromwell of Raleigh, Henry Buckner and wife Lori of Siler City, Annette Hall and husband Douglas of Holly Springs; three great-grand-children; a step-grandson, David Hunter Phillips and wife Andrea of Fayetteville; a step-granddaughter, Shannon Phillips Miller and husband Brad of Westchester, PA and five step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Booker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Hospice of Chatham, P O Box 1537, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be mad at www.pughfuneralhome.com.


THOMAS NEWTON HEILMAN August 10, 1929 – June 25, 2012 Thomas N. Heilman, 82, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Heilman was born on August 10, 1929, in Muncy, PA to the late Frederick Donnelly Heilman and the late Bertha Frances Waltman Heilman. He was raised by his Mom and his Uncle Frederick Lee Waltman, who has preceded him in death. Tom was class president of the Muncy High graduating class of 1947. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and was sent to combat in Korea, where he earned a purple heart. He proudly served for ten years. After he left the Army, Tom studied at Elizabethtown College and graduated from Penn State. He retired from AMP, Inc. as an Environmental Approval’s Engineer after 36 years of employment in Harrisburg, PA. Tom was a Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Enola, PA. He also was a member to various clubs and fraternal organizations, such as: Perseverance Royal Arch, Chapter 21; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, where he was a life time member; Pilgrim Commandery No. 11 Knights Templar; Harrisburg Council #7 of the Royal & Select Master Masons; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Harrisburg, PA; a member of the Penn State Alumni Association; and a member in the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Grace E. (Risser) Heilman; a daughter, Brenda (Heilman) Tillman and her husband Greg, of Vass, NC; a son, Newt Heilman and his wife Karen, of Chapel Hill, NC; granddaughters, Becca and Sara Heilman, Andrea (Tillman) Baker and her husband Dustin; grandsons, Alex Tillman, Jeremy Tillman and his wife Deanne; and two great-grandchildren, Mayes and Reese Baker. A memorial service for Mr. Heilman will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19,2012, in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Pittsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.


PEGGY ANN McDANIEL STINSON Peggy Ann McDaniel Stinson, 51, of Siler City died Tuesday, (06-19-12) at Tara Plantation, Carthage. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Stinson was born in Chatham County on October 7, 1960, the daughter of Robert and Rosa (Frazier) McDaniel. She had been employed by Lowes Food. Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Renay Stinson, Jennifer Ann Stinson; parents, Robert and Rosa McDaniel; brothers, Buddy, Michael, Johnny McDaniel, all of Siler City; and seven grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. CARRIE PHILLIPS BREWER Carrie Phillips Brewer, 89, of Bennett died Saturday (06-23-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday (06-26-12) at 2 p.m. at Pine Mountain Friends Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Joey Greene and Rev. Robert L. Kidd. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Brewer was a Chatham county native and had worked at the Cotton Mill in High Falls, then later at Southern Garment in Robbins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Brewer. Survivors include her son, Howard Brewer of Bennett; sisters, Pauline Maness of Greensboro, Esther Craven of Asheboro; and two grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com HENRY ARVIL WELCH Henry Arvil Welch, 96, of Bennett passed away Sunday (06-24-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. Funeral services were held Wednesday (06-27-12) at 11 a.m. at Bennett Baptist Church where he was the oldest living member, with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Welch was a Chatham County native and the son of the late Joe and Ada Scott Welch. He served in the Army in WW II in the 743 Tank Battalion. After that, he worked as a fixer at Burlington Industries. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Welch, and brothers, Lynn, Lester, Frank, Howard, and Porter. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Maness Welch of the home; son, Darrell S. Welch of Robbins; daughters, Judy W. Hussey of Robbins, Connie W. Maness of Bennett, Faye Jean Sutton of Burlington; brothers, Nuby Welch of Farmer, Ted Welch of Bennett; sister, Nellie W. Brewer of Bennett; eight grandchildren and nine great-grand-children. Online condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com CHRISTA FAITH McNEILL Miss Christa Faith McNeill 21, of Bennett died Monday (06-25-12). Funeral services will be held Friday (06-29-12) at 2 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Jamie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Miss McNeill was born in Orange County and was a graduate of North Moore High School. She attended Sandhills Community College, and was over the Tire and Auto Department at the Siler City Walmart. She attended Beulah Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Betty Shelton and grandfather, Wilton Strickland. Survivors include her parents, Mike and Clara Shelton McNeill of the home; brothers, Christopher and Steven McNeill of the home; .step-brother, Jeremy Shelton of Bennett; grandfather, Thurman and step-grandmother, Royalene Shelton of Seagrove, and grandmother, Etta Louise Strickland of Aberdeen. Visitation will be held Thursday (06-28-12) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel and other times at her residence. On line condolences to: www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the McNeill family. —Paid Obituaries— NANCY WOMBLE DUNN Nancy Kathleen Womble Dunn, 94, of 1705 Elmer Moore Road, Bonlee, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the home of her brother. Mrs. Dunn was born in Chatham County on December 27, 1917, the daughter of Floyd Eugene Womble and Delilah Ward Womble. She was a member of the Bonlee Baptist Church where over the years she taught Sunday School to all ages. Nancy was a retired Postmaster of the Bonlee office as well as co-owner of Bonlee Hardware. In the 1940s she owned and managed the Ideal Beauty Shop in Siler City. She learned the beautician trade by virtue of a scholarship awarded her upon graduation from Siler City High School to attend Darbour Beauty College in Greensboro. Nancy also served terms as president of the Bonlee Elementary and Chatham Central High School P.T.A., the Bonlee Women’s Club, the Chatham County Home Extension Club, and was a member of the Goldston Medical Center Board. From the 1950s into the 1970s she also served often as a substitute teacher at Bonlee Elementary School. While a member of Bonlee Baptist, Mrs. Dunn kept a place in her heart for her home church of Loves Creek as well as nearby Sandy Branch. Community and education were dear to Mrs. Dunn and for years she worked with local schools and was a strong supporter of the Chatham Central Concert Choir. A homemaker but also a merchant and postal employee, Mrs. Dunn was energetic and with her husband Alex, participated in many local campaigns for civic betterment, both official and unofficial. Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Glenn Dunn, Sr.; her parents; sisters, Emma Rue Yanchurak, Mary Sue Womble, Burdine Womble, Leisel Womble; and brother, Lloyd Womble. She is survived by two sons, Alex Glenn Dunn, Jr. and wife, Nancy Tyson Dunn of Bear Creek, Alvis Eugene Dunn and wife, Leah McGinnis Dunn of Greensboro: granddaughter, Delilah Jane Dunn of Greensboro; sisters, Lila Brewer, Irma Beal, Nadine Short; brother, Lynton Womble (all of Siler City); sisters-in-law, Louise Womble of Siler City, Ethel Gaines of Bear Creek, and Edna Dunn of Greensboro, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends and neighbors, Carlyle Gaines, Thurman and Emma Jean Burke, Claude and Inez Cook, and Pat and Linda Murrow were close and caring. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 26, 2012 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 Glenn Dunn, 705 Dean Beaver Road, Bear Creek. The service will be Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Darrel Williams and Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


LEROY HAMMER Leroy Hammer, 85, of Goldston died Thursday, (06-14-12) at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, (06-18-12) at 11 a.m. at Goldston Baptist Church with Rev. Mitch Roginsky, Rev. Mitch Watson and Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial followed at the Goldston Cemetery. Mr. Hammer was born in Chatham County on April 26, 1927, the son of John W. and Mattie (Cox) Hammer. He was a member of Goldston Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class and a former deacon. Leroy was an Army Veteran of WWII and had been employed with William Barber Automotive. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters. Survivors include his wife, Beulah (Hancock) Hammer, son, Douglas W. Hammer of Cary; daughter, Lee H. Allenbaugh of Chapel Hill; sister, Evie H. Phillips of Winston-Salem; and one grandson. Memorials may be made to Goldston Baptist Church, PO Box 100, Goldston, NC 27252. Make online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. —Paid Obituaries— JOSEPHINE JACOBS PEAVEY Josephine Jacobs Peavey, 80, of Tabor City, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Siler City. Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Blanche Waddell Jacobs. She was the widow of the late William Lawrence Peavey, Sr., and was preceded in death by one son, Markham Daniel Peavey, one sister and two brothers. She is survived by one son, William Lawrence Peavey, Jr. and wife Pamela of Siler City; two sisters, Bobbie Ward of Whiteville, Maxine Reaves of Avon Park, FL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, June 15, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Inman Funeral Home Chapel, Tabor City with Rev. Clark Whittington officiating. Burial followed in Ocean Woods Cemetery, Myrtle Beach, SC. A guest book is available at inmanfuneralhome.com A service of Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City. NELLIE TALLY GAINES Nellie Tally Gaines, 92, of 1480 Delphus Stinson Road, Goldston, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Gaines was born in Chatham County on May 24, 1920, the daughter of Fredrick Thurman and Matie Brewer Tally. She was the oldest member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Nellie enjoyed doing word search, reading, yard work and riding. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Gaines, sisters, Mabel T. Phillips, Marjorie T. Gaines, Allene T. Beck and brother, Victor Tally. She is survived by one daughter, Audrey G. Culberson and husband, Robert of Siler City; two sons, Dewey Gaines and wife, Janice of Randleman, Steve Gaines and wife, Tina of Goldston; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Tally of Randleman. The family received friends Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the home of the daughter, Audrey G. Culberson, 2746 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial followed in Gaines Grove Cemetery Memorials may be made to Chatham County Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 S. Second Ave., Siler City, NC 27344; or to Hospice of UNC, P O Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


MONA CARPENTER FIRMAGE Mrs. Mona Carpenter Firmage, 72, of Sanford died Sunday (06-03-12) at her home. The Celebration of Life service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, (06-11-12) at Swan Station Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Blackman presiding. A private interment was held at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Firmage was born in Granville County, July 8, 1939, a daughter of Harvey N. Carpenter, Sr. and Callie Elizabeth Couch. She was a US Navy veteran during the Viet Nam war. She was a retired photographer, and attended Swan Station Baptist Church. In addition to parents and siblings, Mrs. Firmage was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Scott Firmage. Survivors include her husband, Jack Leroy Firmage of the home; son, Anthony Firmage of Sanford; daughter, Debra Firmage Longacre of Oceanside, CA; brother, Carry Brooks Carpenter of Garner; sister, Stella Jane Thomas of Oak City, OK; and one granddaughter Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. MRS. WILLIE LEE BUTLER Mrs. Willie Lee Butler, 85, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (06-09-12) at Siler City Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, (06-12-12) from Emmaus Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Moore presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Butler was born January 21, 1927 in Durham. She worked as a nurse and helped with the family-operated dairy farm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Lois Butler and two siblings. Survivors include sons, Allen Butler, Nelson Butler, both of Pittsboro, Forrester of Greensboro; and two granddaughters. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. HARVEY ODELL SHORE Harvey Odell Shore, 72, of Kent, Washington died Friday, (06-01-12) at Valley Medical Center, Renton, Washington. A graveside service with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard, was held Tuesday, (06-12-12) at 2 p.m. at Cane Creek Friends Meeting with Rev. Jim Petty officiating. Mr. Shore was born July 11, 1939 in North Carolina, the son of Lawrence Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (McPherson) Shore. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam War and had been employed by Boeing Airlines. He is survived by one sister, Betty S. Long of Siler City. Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Friends Meeting, 719 West Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. WILSON F. CLARK Mr. Wilson F. Clark, 69, of Siler City, died at his home on Thursday, (05-31-12). The funeral service was held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland, FL with Chuck Scott officiating.. Burial followed in Trenton Cemetery, Trenton, FL. A native of Gilchrist County, FL, he was the son of James Clark and Stella Tanner Clark, both deceased. Survivors include his wife, Barbara F. Clark; daughters, Anita Queen of Columbia, SC, Sonya Kohl of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Gilbert Clark of Gibsonville, Matthew Clark of Siler City; brothers, J. C. Clark, John Clark; sisters, Alice Richburg, Betty Sue Collins, Clara Mae Ashdown, Christine Smith; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.richandthompson.com. ELEANOR MARY ELLIOTT Mrs. Eleanor Mary Elliott, 95, died Thursday morning (06-07-12) at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro. Private services are planned. Born October 29, 1916, in New York City, Eleanor was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Rooney Walters. Her husband, Frederick Elliott is also deceased. Survivors include her two daughters, Elizabeth Adams of Bear Creek, Colleen Webb of Greene, NY; six grandchildren and four great-grand-children. Memorials may be made to: Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 East Eleventh St., Siler City, NC, 27344. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. —Paid Obituaries— INFANT HANNAH NICOLE GORDON Infant Hannah Nicole Gordon, 8 months old, of 8301 Wild Rose Drive, Lot 1, Liberty died at her residence, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of Alison Nicole Poe and Robert Grant Gordon of the home. Other survivors include two brothers, Mason Grant Gordon, William Conner Gordon, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Patsy Poe Norton and husband Dean of Graham, James Alfred Poe and wife Karen Loretta of Bear Creek; paternal grandparents, Sarah Varner Garner and husband Keith of Robbins, Willie Grant Gordon of Bear Creek; maternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Peggy Summers of Gibsonville, Edna Louise Poe, Herman Neal and wife Juanita; aunts, Melissa Gordon, Crystal Pike, Julia Hilliard; uncles, Matthew Gordon, Clifton Hilliard, Mike Hilliard, Mike Pike and Jeff Norton. She was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Billy Dock Poe, Robert Roe Varner, Jr., Euliss Grant Gordon; great-grandmothers, Mildred Neal, Barbara Pace Varner and Lula Marie Gordon. Private graveside services were held for the family at Alamance Memorial Park. The family was at the residence of the grandparents, James and Loretta Poe, 188 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek. Memorials may be made to the Kids Path Program at Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.richandthompson. com. DOROTHY CAMPBELL BELL Dorothy Campbell Bell, 92, of North Second Avenue, Siler City died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Bell was born in Chatham County on October 18, 1919, the daughter of Rufus F. and Maudie (Sumner) Campbell. She was of the Methodist faith and retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bell; her parents; brother, John William “Billy” Campbell and sister, Ruby C. Lambert. She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie B. Ward of Atlanta, GA, Brenda B. Smith and husband Tommy of Siler City, Ann B. Moody and husband Jerry of Goldston; grandchildren, Sheri Floyd and husband, Scott of Ramseur, Keith Miller, Freere Miller both of Atlanta, GA; great-grandsons, Dalton Floyd and Dillon Floyd. The family is not planning a formal visitation but friends may register condolences Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church, 1104 N. Chatham Avenue, P O Box 1017, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. INEZ KELLER MOON Inez Keller Moon, 84, of 763 Old Dam Road, Liberty died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Moon was born in Chatham County on November 20, 1927, the daughter of Murphy and Susie (Cooper) Keller. She was a member of Bethlehem Wesleyan Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and former board member. Inez retired from Glendale Hosiery. She enjoyed spending time working in her yard and her flowers but she most enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Otis A. Moon; three sons, Mike Moon of Chapel Hill and special friend, Terry Jones of Burlington, Tim Moon and wife, Brenda of Bennett, David Moon and wife, Susan of Liberty; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nannie Mae Hinshaw of Siler City, Janiece Lowe of Siler City, Lottie Carter of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church with Rev. Roger Coburn officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 14, 2012 following the graveside service at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, 9468 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Pat Morgan, 5418 Garden Lake Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.


MARJORIE WICKER HEARNE Mrs. Marjorie Wicker Hearne, 82, of Pittsboro died Thursday, (05-31-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Hearne was conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday, (06-03-12) from the graveside at Bynum United Methodist Church cemetery with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Born May 9, 1930 in Chatham County, Mrs. Hearne was a daughter of Bernice and Bessie Johnson Wicker. She retired from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Woodmen of the World. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hearne, Jr. Survivors include a son, Steve Hearne of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Charlotte Blackwelder of Sanford, Diane Caviness of Garner, Beverly Harris and Kim Guenzel, both of Pittsboro; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com”. HARVEY ODELL SHORE Harvey Odell Shore, 72, of Seattle, Washington formerly of Alamance County, died Friday, (06-01-12) at Valley Medical Center, Seattle. Arrangements are incomplete at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City. —Paid Obituaries— THOMAS BOONE McCOLLOUGH Mr. Thomas Boone McCollough, 20, of Sanford died Monday, May 28, 2012 at his home. Born December 22, 1991 at Fort Bragg, Mr. McCollough was the son of Lewis Danny McCollough II and Sandra Lynne Demmon McCollough. He moved to the area permanently in 2010 after spending time growing up between Olympia, WA and Cameron, NC. Boone received his adult high school diploma in 2011 from CCCC. He was employed by MOEN in Sanford and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing video games with his friends. He also volunteered with his sister at the YMCA and did volunteer work for the Pittsboro Police Department. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Danny and Leisa McCollough of Cameron; his mother, Sandy, of Olympia, WA; sister, Sam McCollough of Olympia and Cameron; and grandparents, Lewis Danny and Victory Jean McCollough of Shelbyville, IN, Sue Ann Velasco and husband Dave Velasco of Roy, WA; several aunts and uncles. His maternal grandfather, Dennis Dean Demmon preceded him in death. Friends visited with the family on Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Following the visitation, a private cremation was held at the Hall – Wynne Crematory. Memorials may be directed to the American Society for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits”. Arrangements were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro. LARRY DERMONT REID Larry Dermont Reid, 72, of Ralph Moore Road, Bear Creek, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Hospital. A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church in Bear Creek, where he was a member, with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Allen Overton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Monday, June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City. Larry retired from Townsend Farms in 2004 after working in the poultry business for 45 years. He was the son of the late Sadie Mae Burke Reid Wood and Clarence Reid. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Sheila Brady Reid; daughter, Sherry Elmore and husband, Craig; son, Larry David Reid and wife, Cindy; one granddaughter, who was his special sunshine, Sienna Courie; two grand dogs, Bailey and Lucy, all of Bear Creek; one sister, Barbara Reid Cooper and husband, Mitch of Greensboro; a special aunt and uncle, Dermont and Tenni Reid of Burlington; and a multitude of extended family and friends. In addition, Larry was a stand-in Paw Paw for a host of Wild Things and Bears over the past eight years. Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207; or Chatham Central High School Boosters Club, c/o Freddie Little, 2240 Campbell Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Online condolences may be made to: www.pughfuneral home.com. MARY HELEN WEBER September 20, 1914 — June 1, 2012 Mary Helen Weber, 97, passed away peacefully at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, on Friday, June 1, 2012. Mary was born September 20, 1914 in Dundalk, Maryland and was preceded in death by her husband Charles Joseph Weber; her daughters, baby Matilda Weber and Ethel Siperek; sister Annie Slezak and brother Joseph Gabris. She is survived by her daughter, Helen J. Pegg and husband Allan of Pittsboro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister Matilda Hapke of St. Petersburg, Florida, age 101. One of Mary’s greatest joys was her love of animals. Funeral services and internment were private. Memorials may be made to C.A.R.E (Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc.), PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. JACKSIE BELLE HAYES Jacksie Belle Hayes, 87, of Asheboro, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, following a period of declining health. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Charles T. Reeder officiating. Burial followed at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro. A native of Randolph County, Jacksie was born June 20, 1924, the daughter of the late John Barrett Hayes and Emma Craven Hayes. She was retired from the hosiery manufacturing industry, and attended Balfour Baptist Church and Greystone Baptist Church in Asheboro, prior to a decline in health. In addition to her parents, Jacksie was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph Craven Hayes, Edward Broughton Hayes; two infant brothers, Robert and Jimmy Hayes; and a sister, Doris Jane Hayes. She is survived by beloved nephews, Steve Hayes and wife, Dianne, of Winston-Salem, Barry Hayes and wife, Dacia, of Siler City, David Hayes and wife, Charlene, of Wilmington, Gareth Hayes and wife, Janet, of Durham, Larry Hayes and wife, Nelle, of Greenville; sister-in-law, Hazel Hayes, of Asheboro; along with cousins, great-nephews and nieces. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baaseiah Family Care Home, P.O. Box 543, Candor, NC 27229. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.ridgefuneral home.com.


MARGARET ELLEN STROWD SHARPE Margaret Ellen Strowd Sharpe, 74, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (005-22-12) at home. A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, (05-25-12) at Hall Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Margaret Ellen was born September 14, 1937, the daughter of Jim and Ethel Strowd. She was a graduate of Pittsboro High School, Woman’s College in Greensboro and was a school teacher. A son, William Norman Sharpe III, predeceased her. Survivors include her husband, William (Bill) N. Sharpe, Jr.; son, James Ashley Sharpe; brother, James William Strowd. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1632, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or the American Cancer Society. BARBARA JEAN ROBERTS Barbara Jean Roberts of Lillington died Friday, (05-25-12). A memorial service was held Sunday, (05-27-12) at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill United Methodist Church in Lillington, with Rev. Terry Williams and Rev. George Roberts officiating. Survivors include her husband, Danny Roberts of the home; children, Allison Klingel of Coats, Mark Roberts of Raleigh, George Roberts of Chapin, SC, Jean Carnahan of Virginia Beach, VA, Laura Currin of Lillington; brother, George Stockstill of Raleigh; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the National Jewish Hospital, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. FERN WILSON BROWN Fern Wilson Brown 91, passed away Saturday (05-26-12) at Tara Plantation in Carthage. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday (05-29-12) at 10:30 a.m at Prosperity Friends Church, with Pastor Joshua Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Brown was a Randolph County native and a member of Prosperity Friends Church. She worked at Robbins Mill and later at Kellwood Hosiery Mill for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Wilson and a son, Monroe Wilson. Survivors include her husband, Coy Brown of Siler City; son, Hoyte Wilson of High Falls; daughter, Gladys Albright of Bennett; step-daughter, Shirley Wachs of Bear Creek; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. MARY LOUISE YORK VESTAL Mary Louise York Vestal, 87, of Siler City died Friday, (05-25-12) at Alamance Regional Medical Center. The funeral was held Monday, (05-28-12) at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting, with Pastor David Hobson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Vestal was born in Chatham County, the daughter of Sam and Iva (Smith) York. She was a member of Rocky River Friends Meeting where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mary Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Ross Vestal. Survivors include two sons: Wesley Vestal and Sammy Vestal, both of Siler City; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com.


JOHN WAYNE VAUGHN John Wayne “Weasel” Vaughn, 64, of Goldston died Friday, (05-11-12) at his home. The funeral was held Friday, (05-18-12) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph Honor Guard. Mr. Vaughn was born in Chatham County on October 6, 1947, the son of John Robert and Josie Gaines Vaughn. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher. He was an Army veteran serving two tours in Vietnam and was with the Army Security Agency. He was a graduate of Chatham Central High School and attended Sandhills Community College and Appalachian State. Wayne had been employed with Redman Homes, EATON and retired from Caterpillar, Inc. He was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Vaughn and a sister, Ada Jones. Survivors include daughters, Benji V. Stanley of Randleman, Caren Vaughn of Siler City; mother, Josie Gaines Vaughn of Goldston; sister, Joyce V. Beal of Goldston; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Randolph County Honor Guard, P O Box 1672, Asheboro, NC 27204. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com. JERRY BALDWIN Mr. Jerry Baldwin, 76, of Washington, DC died Thursday, (05-10-12) at Prince George Hospital in Cheverly. Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Friday (05-18-12) at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro. Burial followed at Mitchell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin was a native of Chatham County and a member of Mitchell Chapel Church. Survivors include his wife, Carrie P. Baldwin and one sister, Mrs. Nellie B. Walden. BETTY JEAN COX OVERMAN Betty Jean Cox Overman, 83, of Siler City died Wednesday, (05-16-12) at her residence. The funeral was held Sunday, (05-20-12) at 2 p.m. at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Val Chadwick officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Overman was born in Randolph County on June 23, 1928. She was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church and retired from Kellwood after 45 years. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Leon Overman; son, Charles Leon Overman of Siler City; sisters, Flossie Cox of Ramseur, Peggy C. Brown of Franklinville, Patty C. Fowler of Asheboro, Margaret C Williamson of High Point; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, 1094 Mt Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Send online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. ANDREW STEVE WILLIAMS Mr. Andrew “Steve” Williams, 65, of Clarksville, VA, passed away Sunday morning, (05-20-12), in his home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, (05-22-12) at Mays Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Val Chadwick officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. A native of Pittsboro, Steve was born November 23, 1946 to the late Andrew and Mary Clark Williams. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Viet Nam, and returned to spend a career as a Medical Photographer. Survivors include his wife Jeanie, of the home; sons, Christopher Williams of Franklin, Matthew Williams of Sanford, Ryan Williams of Goldsboro; brothers, Don Williams, of Chapel Hill, Brent Williams of Pittsboro; sister, Carolyn Morris of Beaufort,; and two granddaughters. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne. com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. ALLEN JAY CULBERSON Allen Jay Culberson, 99, died Sunday, (05-20-12) at his home in Snow Camp. Celebration of life and interment was held Wednesday, (05-23-12) at 3 p.m. at Cane Creek Friends Meeting with Pastors Mark Tope and Dale Matthews officiating. WILLIAM DAVID KIDD William David Kidd, 75, of Ramseur, died Monday, (05-21-12) at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, (05-24-12), at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Gregg Hayes and Kelly Freeman, officiating. David was born April 29, 1937 in Randolph County. He was a graduate of Coleridge High School, served in the National Guard, and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Attress York Kidd, and a sister, Pauline Saunders. Survivors include his wife, Annette Allred Kidd of the home; sisters, Attress York of Asheboro, Virgie Trogdon of Coleridge, Lydia Cagle of Ether; and brother, Melvin Kidd of Coleridge. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur. Condolences online to: www.loflinfuneralservice.com Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. DORIS JEAN TAYLOR Ms. Doris Jean Taylor, 78, died Saturday (05-19-12) at The Coventry House in Siler City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (05-24-12) at Mt. Sinai United Holy Church in Siler City. Burial will be at Mt. Sinai United Holy Church in Sanford. Ms. Taylor was born March 28, 1934. Survivors include her children, Connie Watson of Lexington, Thomasine Taylor, Bryant Taylor, both of Siler City; sister, Elder Ruby Graham; and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.


BILLY JOE WHITE Billy Joe White, 77, of Bennett died Wednesday, (05-09-12) at Siler City Care & Rehabilitation. Graveside services were held Saturday, (05-12-12) at 3 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Meeting. Mr. White was born in Chatham County on October 31, 1934, the son of Charles N. and Hazel Rosette (Brewer) White. He retired from Boling Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack N. White and an infant sister, Betty Jean White. He is survived by one sister, Rachel W. Wright of Seagrove; and brother, Leroy White of Siler City. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. BERTA MAE GARDNER LINNENS Berta Mae Gardner Linnens, 94, of Bennett, passed away Friday at Universal Healthcare of Ramseur. Services were conducted at Bennett Baptist Church on Sunday, (05-13-12) at 4 p.m. with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She is predeceased by her husband, Roland Linnens. She is survived by sisters, Alice Williamson of Pittsboro, Wilma Stone of Bennett; and brother, Cecil Gardner of Ramseur. Memorials may be made to Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208. Offer on-line condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. ALAN DALE GARNER Alan Dale Garner, 56, of Ramseur, died Saturday, (05-12-12) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, (05-16-12) at Deep River Baptist Church, with Rev. Boyd Jackson and Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph county, he was employed with Dixie Sheet Metal in Asheboro and a member of the Deep River Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Garner, and brother, Wade Lynn Garner. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Freeman Garner; sons, Matthew Culberson of Ocean Springs, MS, Andrew Culberson of Bear Creek; mother, Bettie Gaines of Ramseur; sister, Darlene Coble of Seagrove; brothers, Richard Garner of Ramseur, Joe Garner of Greensboro; and two grandchildren. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com. Memorials may be made to Deep River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8528 NC Hwy. 42 S., Ramseur, NC 27316. WALTER HACKNEY Mr. Walter Hackney, 48 of Chapel Hill died Sunday (05-06-12) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday (05-12-12) at 6 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro with Rev. Stanley Burnett officiating. He was a construction worker for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Hackney; daughters, Mae Mangum of Garner, Ashley Magnum of Apex, Wysett Mangum of Fuquay Varina; step-son, Michael Harrington; step-daughter, Courtney Griffin; mother, Ms. Carrie Hackney of Moncure; sisters, Gloria Rodgers of Pittsboro, LaVerne Burnette of Moncure; bothers, Clarence and Kenneth Hackney of Siler City. DORIS ANN GIBSON Doris Ann Gibson, 54, of Siler City died Monday, (05-14-12) at her residence. A memorial service was held Saturday, (05-19-12) at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Apostolic Faith with Rev. Bobby Gibson and Rev. Mike Crosby officiating. Mrs. Gibson was born in Greensboro on November 7, 1957, the daughter of Winford Reece and Valley (Sartin) Gibson. She was employed as a CNA at Siler City Care & Rehab and attended the Church of Jesus of Apostolic Faith in Siler City. Survivors include a daughter, Penny Renee Cody of Siler City, son, Tommy Guthrie of Siler City; sister, Judy Mabe of Pleasant Garden; brothers, Bobby Gibson of Siler City, David Gibson of Staley, Wayne Gibson of Atlantic Beach; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. .—Paid Obituaries— MYRTLE B. COBLE TEAGUE Myrtle B. Coble Teague 92, of 4712 Lewis Brown Road, Bennett, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at Moses Cone Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church where she was a member with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Teague was a Chatham County native, a homemaker and had been a greeter at Wal-Mart. She was the oldest living member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ina Jackson Bray Brown. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Denson Coble and husband Guy Teague, son-in-law, Eugene Hammer. Mrs. Teague is survived by daughters, Betty Jones and husband Howard, Clara Hammer, Mildred Tally and husband Larry, all of Bennett; sons, Ray Coble and wife Genie of Bear Creek, David Coble and wife Sandra of Bennett; brothers, Coy Brown and wife Fern of Bear Creek, Colon Brown and wife Inez of Bear Creek, Norman Brown and wife Mary Lee of Bennett; grandchildren, Deborah Threatt, Kenneth Jones, Kim Fuquay, Tony Hammer, Tonda Pless, Annette Willett, Steven Coble, Wayne Coble, Deanna Culberson, Darlene Suits, Lisa Collins, Greg Tally; 24 great-grand-children; step-son, Julian Teague and wife Jane of Bennett, step-daughter, Aletha Lanier and husband Richard of Marston; step-grand-children, Maurice Teague, Cynthia Johnson, Lynn Agee, Ricky Lanier; and eight step-great-grand-children. Visitation was held Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham Street, Bennett, NC 27208 and other times at the home of her daughter, Mildred Tally, 4747 Lewis Brown Road, Bennett, NC 27208. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC 27208. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Teague family. MARY RUTH S. HISSONG Mary Ruth Smith Hissong, 68, of Henderson, died Wednesday, (05-09-12) at Kerr Lake Nursing & Rehab Center. Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Sunset Gardens by the Rev. Marshall Neathery. Born in Chatham County on May 22, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Allen Smith and Mary Frances Ivey Smith. She was a 1961 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and a retired paralegal. She is survived by daughters, Teen H. Floyd and Kim H. Hunt of Henderson; sons, Jeff Hissong of Wake Forest, Bill Hissong of Henderson; sister, Peggy S. Ellington of Siler City; brother, Al Smith of Siler City; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536 or to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L. Street, N.W. Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. DARIEN KEITH HOLT Darien Keith Holt, 46, of Underwood Road, Siler City died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at his residence as his friends gathered at a benefit in his honor. Holt was born in Chatham County on September 12, 1965 the son of Billy Dolton and Ruby (Ellis) Holt. Darien attended the First United Methodist Church of Siler City, served in the US Coast Guard and worked for Liles Plumbing for over 24 years. He was a member of the 26th NC Troops Civil War Re-enactors, Col. John R. Lane Society. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Dolton Holt; brothers, Barry D. Holt and Billy Randall Holt. He is survived by his wife, Kim Cheek; one daughter, Autumn Holt both of the home; mother, Ruby Ellis Holt; one sister, Susan Holt Helmer and husband, Stephen of Siler City; nieces, Stephanie Holt Helmer and husband, Wes Lail of Goldston; and Sarah Helmer of Jamestown, NC. The family received friends Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 South Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. MARJORIE FOX BARKER Marjorie Elizabeth Barker passed from this world to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on May 14, 2012. Her life was a witness for Christ through her spiritual gift of encouragement. Her gentle humble personality was enjoyed by her family, friends and everyone who had contact with her. Margie was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Siler City, where she served for many years as a preschool Sunday School teacher. Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Coley H. Fox and Pearl Johnson Fox, and husband James M. (Chunk) Barker, all of Siler City. Her brothers and sister Glen, Banks, Bobby, Thomas Fox and Clarice Hinshaw have also preceded her. She will be sadly missed by her son Steve Barker, his wife Rosemary of Knoxville, TN and her grandchildren Kurt Barker and Karla Barker of Nashville, TN. Steve, Rosemary, Kurt and Karla were the joy of her life. Frank and Gary Hinshaw and their wives Shelby and Patsy were special nephews who shared many happy times with Margie. Margie had many special friends who shared life with her. Margie was wise to know that things are not important. She did not get excited about possessions but valued relationships. Her friends shared in her joys and troubles, these friends gave Margie happiness. Her family and friends praise God for her life and have joy knowing she is with Jesus. The family will receive friends Friday, May 18, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. LOTHAR HUGO AUGUST VOLLER Major Lothar (Lot) August Hugo Voller, 71, of Pittsboro, North Carolina died in his home on May 13th. Lot was born on January 23, 1941 in Frankfort, Germany to Herta Katharina Ziefer Voller and Moritz Adolf Voller. He was raised in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1954 where he attended St. Anne’s Academy in Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated as the class salutatorian in 1959. He later graduated from the University of California, Berkley in 1963 and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota in Economics. He joined the United States Air Force through R.O.T.C. as a Second Lieutenant in 1963 and served actively until 1969. Lot received numerous commendations including two oak leaf clusters for flying 44 live combat missions on KC-135′s in Vietnam. He served for a total twenty years in the Air National Guard and the U.S.A.F. Reserves, where he was the liaison officer for the United Air Force Academy. He retired with the final rank of Major. In 1969, he began his career at Inland Steel Company as an industrial engineer and retired as the head of that department in 1990. He is past President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (I.I.E.), a global non-profit serving industrial engineering and lean six-sigma management. He was also involved with the domestic and international steel industry where he finished his career with Trade Arbed. In 1995, he and his son, Randolph Voller, co-founded Voller Realty & Construction, Ltd., which brokered properties and designed and developed real estate. The firm developed both Daniel Ridge in North Chatham County and Chatham Forest in Pittsboro. Lot was very proud to witness the subsequent economic growth in Pittsboro, which resulted in part from the development of Chatham Forest. Subsequently, as the owner of Morris Rowland Construction Services, LLC., Lot took part in the construction of the DSS building in Pittsboro, Virginia Cross Elementary School in Siler City and the renovation of the old Wicker School in Sanford. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Diane Nygaard Danning and former New York Giant catcher Harry “the Horse” Danning, and his granddaughter, Lily McCoy Voller. He leaves behind his son, Pittsboro Mayor Randolph Stefan Voller (Lesley Landis), and daughters Meredith Katerina Voller, and Cynthia Anne Voller. He was married forty-seven years to his former wife, Viktoria Danning Voller. He is also survived by a sister Ursula Voller Alban and a brother Eddie Short. Lot lived to the fullest the class motto from St. Anne’s Academy which was “not merely to exist, but to amount to something in life.” A celebration of life will be held at Hall Wynne Funeral Home, Pittsboro on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Online condolences: www.hallynne.com, select “Obits”. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Greater Pittsboro Community Development Corp., Inc. in the name of “Lot Voller” at any Capital Bank branch or at Post Office Box 1758, Pittsboro, NC 27312. JUDY ANN MAULDIN McNEIL Judy Ann Mauldin McNeil departed this life on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was a courageous and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend. Judy was born in Siler City on August 22, 1955 to the late Claude and Mozelle Siler Mauldin. Judy graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School in 1973. She worked as a Systems Administrator for the Federal Government for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by brothers, Howard Dark and John Jr. Mauldin and sisters, Myrtle Scotton and Mozella Rogers (Gerry). Left to cherish her memory are her son, Phillip Mitchell (Diana); sisters, Claudia Graves, Daisy Barton (Walter), Ruth Foxx (Carl); brother, Kerney Mauldin and a host of other dear family and friends. She also leaves behind special friends Terisa Walker (Leforice), Stephanie Porter (Harrison), and Jerry Cook. AUDREY BREWER CRAVEN Audrey Brewer Craven, 82, of Troy Caveness Road, Ramseur died Monday, May 14, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Craven was born in Chatham County on May 11, 1930, the daughter of William B. and Dora (Phillips) Brewer. She was the owner/operator of Mayberry Ice Cream Shoppe for numerous years and also operated Craven Realty. She grew up attending Providence Independent United Methodist Church. Audrey was preceded in death by daughters, Nancy Robbins, Ann Vetter and a son, Dickie Robbins. Survivors include her husband, Paul Craven; one daughter, Susan Dudek and husband, Stan of Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Ariel Vetter of Asheville, Ashley Robbins of Raleigh, Lauren Robbins of Raleigh, Stephen Dudek and wife, Noelle of Greensboro, Jennifer Mason and husband, Allen of Jacksonville, FL, Jordan Craven of Jacksonville, FL; step-sons, Michael Craven and wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, FL, Larry Craven and wife, Helen of Ramseur; great-grand-children, Jayden Robbins and Ella Mae Mason. The family received friends Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the church from 3 to 4 p.m.. The funeral was held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Providence Independent Methodist Church, 905 Providence Church Road, Siler City with Rev. Brian Caldwell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Providence Independent Methodist Church, 1170 Bonlee-Bennett Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or to Hospice of Randolph County, P O Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.


PAYNE COLLINS Payne Collins, 82, of Siler City died Tuesday, (05-01-12) at Coventry House of Siler City. A memorial service was held Friday, (05-04-12) at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Folks officiating. Mr. Collins was born in Halifax County on June 30, 1929, the son of William Thomas and Hattie (Jones) Collins. He owned and operated the Copper Penny Restaurant for 31 years. Payne was a member of the Piney Grove United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class and had served as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Payne was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Teague Collins. Survivors include his wife, Judy (Johnson) Collins; sons, Ronald Payne Collins of Siler City, William Randall (Randy) Collins of Pittsboro; two grandsons; and step-son, Michael Paisley of Clayton. Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. WILLIE C. AUSTIN Mr. Willie C. Austin, 80, of Pittsboro died Sunday (04-29-12) at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday (05-02-12) at St. Andrews Christian Church with Rev. Mary Jo Gilmore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Austin served in the U.S. Army. He was a founder of the First Baptist Missionary Church where he was a member of the deacon board, a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer. Survivors include his wife, Betty Joe Austin of the home; children, Leon Austin, Mary Gilmore, William Austin, Curtis Austin, Laura McClamb, all of Pittsboro, Martin Austin of Smithfield, VA; and 13 grandchildren. PHILLIP LEROY HILL Phillip Leroy Hill, 71, of Siler City died Friday, (05-04-12) at his home. A memorial graveside service will be held Friday, (05-11-12) at 11 a.m. at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Mr. Hill was born in Chatham County, July 24, 1940, the son of Coy and Clara Lee Stout Hill Sheperd. He retired from Ramtex after 32 years of service, and was a member of Community Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Shirley O’Connor Hill. He is survived by one daughter, Sherri Hill Ferguson of Big Spring, TX; brother, Jerry Reid Hill; and two grandsons. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Hill family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home,com. DORIS LUCILLE STUBBS Mrs. Doris Lucille Stubbs, 98, died Saturday (05-05-12) at Crescent Green Assisted Living Facility in Carrboro. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (05-11-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. A private burial will follow at Hanks Chapel UCC Cemetery. A native of Alamance County, Mrs. Stubbs was born September 18, 1913 to the late William Tickle and Cora Alberta Little. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Rufus Stubbs, a son, Donald Rufus Stubbs, three sisters and a brother. Survivors include sons, William V. Stubbs of Tennessee, Allen R. Stubbs, Donald W. Stubbs, both of Pittsboro, Joseph C. Stubbs, Thomas J. Stubbs, both of Durham, Robert L. Stubbs of Lexington; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. .—Paid Obituaries— WILLIAM HUGH THORNBURG William Hugh Thornburg, 92, of Siler City died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. Mr. Thornburg was born November 17, 1919, the son of Grady Lee and Lydia (Lassiter) Thornburg. He was a graduate of N.C. State University with a B. S. in Animal Husbandry, and a B. S. in Agricultural Education and completed graduate studies in Agricultural Marketing. After graduation from college, Hugh taught at Biscoe High School in Montgomery County. He then joined Allied Mill of Illinois and was affiliated with the poultry industry until his retirement from Cargill of Minnesota. He served in the Army during World War II serving combat duty in the South Pacific area. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Hugh was a former director of the North Carolina Poultry Federation and a former director of Riverside Golf Club. Mr. Thornburg was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City. Hugh was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Tillie (Paul) Thornburg; three daughters, Cynthia T. Hughes of Siler City, Terri T. Leith and husband, Stan Fritts of Raleigh, Lois E. Thornburg and husband, Richard Chapman of Wilmington; one brother, Hoyt L. Thornburg of Raleigh; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, May 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. The family received friends Friday, May 4, 2012 following the memorial service at First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Chatham County Council On Aging, P.O. Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312; Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009; Liberty Home Care or Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344; or First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. LOIS BROOKS BURKHALTER Columbia SC – A memorial service celebrating the life of Lois Brooks Burkhalter, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Mrs. Burkhalter died April 21, 2012 and will be remembered as a woman of great faith who possessed a creative and encouraging nature and a lively wit. She was the daughter of the late Robert Alston and Ava Edwards Brooks of Siler City, NC. She was a graduate of Pfeiffer College in NC and was a legal secretary for much of her professional career. Lois moved to Columbia in 1960 and became very active in civic and charitable organizations, serving on numerous boards and agencies for many years. She was a published author and poet and her writing skills aided many causes. Lois was the Executive Director of the Columbia Free Medical Clinic during the critical early years of its development. She was an effective administrator and a gifted speaker who was able to raise public awareness and support for this program. A lifelong member of the Methodist Church, she served in a variety of ways and at every level of the organizational structure from local church to S.C. and Jurisdictional Conferences. She was elected to General Conference twice. From 1977-80, she was President of S.C. Conference United Methodist Women. This was an exciting and challenging period of change for the church and this organization. Her leadership style encouraged inclusiveness among women of faith across the state. She was selected Woman of the Year at Bethel U.M.C. in 1995 and received the Herbert Hucks Award for Outstanding Service in Historical Preservation and Interpretation during the S.C. annual Conference in 2002. Her involvement in and support of U.M.W. and Church Women United continued until her death. Surviving are her daughter, Dr. Nancy A. Burkhalter of Augusta, Ga.; son, Dr. John Brooks Burkhalter of Long Beach, Calif.; and numerous others who were nieces, nephews, “like family” and “kin of kin.” In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Reverend Clyde Brooks of S.C., Ernest Brooks of Siler City, N.C.; sister, Bettye Beeker of Greensboro and Greenville, N.C. and her former husband, Roy G. Burkhalter, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia SC 29206 or a Gift in Memory given through United Methodist Women. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com. CHRISTOPHER DANIEL HASBROUCK Christopher Daniel Hasbrouck died at the age of 19 on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 after a short illness in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is survived by Amanda Hasbrouck, his younger sister, Jim Hasbrouck and Trish Hasbrouck, his parents. Chris was a sophomore at Appalachian State University studying Computer Science. He was enrolled in the Army ROTC program and was a member of the Army National Guard based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a graduate of Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, NC, Class of 2010. He was a 4-year starter on the Woods Charter basketball team and later became an assistant coach. Chris had a kind heart and was well known as a leader and good friend. He will be remembered as a hero, a man that represented honor, integrity, and dignity in all that he did. Services include a viewing on Friday May 11, 2012, 7-9 p.m. at Walker’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, NC. The funeral for Chris is on May 12, 2012 12 noon at New Hope Church, Durham, NC.


ALICE RIDDLE CONNER Alice Riddle Conner, 59, of Pittsboro at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham on Wednesday (04-25-12). Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday (04-28-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Conner was the daughter of the late John Dossett Riddle and Emily Bullock Riddle. She was a nurse by profession. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Chase David Hall. Survivors include a son, Joshua Riley Dunn of Greenville; daughter, Cara Hall of Raleigh; sisters, Edna R. McNeill of Pittsboro and Jeannie R. Moody of Siler City. Memorials may be made to: Melanoma Research Alliance, 1101 New York Avenue NW, Suite 62D, Washington, DC 20005, info@curemelanoma.org. On-line condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, Obits. CLAUDIA “RENEE” JONES MAY Claudia “ Renee” Jones May, 54, of Ramseur passed away Saturday, (04-28-12). Funeral services were held Wednesday (05-02-12) at 3 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church where she was a member with Rev. Tim Strider and John Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery Ms. May was a Chatham County native and a hostess at Captain Tom’s. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Eldon Jones. Ms. May is survived by a son, Christopher Lee Wallace of Ramseur; daughter, Jennifer May of Sanford; mother, Lena Craven Jones of Bennett; brothers, Rick Jones of New Orleans, LA, Jeff Jones of Sanford, and Buddy Jones of Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Bennett Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is serving the May family. —Paid Obituaries— CLYDE REID PERRY, SR. Clyde Reid Perry, Sr., died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at his home, surrounded by family members. He was born October 31, 1925 in the Silk Hope Community and spent his entire life there except the two years he served in Europe during World War II. He attended Silk Hope High School and Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, and after his marriage, he attended The Siler City Chapel. He owned and operated C. R. Perry Poultry Co., Inc. and had business interests in a hatchery, feed mill and processing plant. He was one of the founders of the Silk Hope Volunteer Fire Department and served as the first Fire Chief for many years. He was a member of the Silk Hope Ruritans and was active in the Old Fashion Farmers Day Celebration each Labor Day weekend, where he could always be seen serving homemade ice cream and chatting with friends as they stopped by. He enjoyed time at Badin Lake, boating, skiing and in later life, watching his beloved grandchildren enjoy the water. Mr. Perry was predeceased by his parents, Aycock and Annie Smith Perry; and sisters, Marlene P. Davis and Ruth P. Minor. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine Hancock Perry; one son, Clyde Reid Perry, Jr. (Chip) and wife, Diane; grandchildren, Clyde Reid Perry, III (Chip), Casey Perry, Jamie Smith and husband, Joey; sister, Joyce P. Clark of Greensboro, brother-in-law, H. A. Davis and a special friend, Mary Lee Moore. The family received friends Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Those conducting the service were Dr. Tommy Steele, Rev. Brian Wellborn and Rev. Steve Stutts. Serving as pallbearers were nephews and neighbors. Memorials may be made to the Siler City Chapel, c/o Jimmy Cranford, 697 John Emerson Road, Siler City, NC or Mt Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Robin James, 2058 Arthur Teague Road, Siler City. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. FRANCES ELKINS LANGLEY Mrs. Frances Elkins Langley, 83, of Pittsboro died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Born in Chatham County September 9, 1928, Mrs. Langley was the daughter of Tatum and Alma Joy Lambert Elkins. She was retired from management in the hotel business. She loved her family, her dogs, cats, fish, and enjoyed flowers and gardening as well as fishing at the Outer Banks. She was a very good cook, often preparing fried chicken, country style steak or French fries – a treat that her children would often bring their friends over to enjoy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Langley was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Elkins. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Allen Langley; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ken Green of Pittsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Robin Langley of Knightdale, Greg and Janet Langley of Sanford, Timmy and Lisa Langley of Pittsboro; grandchildren, John Langley, Raven Langley and Kenley Green; brothers, Jack Elkins of Siler City, Jim Elkins of Virginia; sisters, Margaret Vadersen of Virginia, Mary Cheek of Greensboro, and Flo Turner of Siler City. The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Langley will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, where she was member, with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro, and other times at the home. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be sent to Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Arrangements for Mrs. Langley are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro. RAYMOND JOHN BALDAUF Raymond John Baldauf, age 70, died on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the home he and his wife Nan built together. Ray died after several years of living with prostate cancer. Ray was born on December 8, 1941, in Painesville, OH, to the late Clarence and Mary Baldauf. He was predeceased by his brothers Clarence and Richard. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nanette: his brothers, William, Benjamin, Bruce, and Stephen; his sisters, Esther Underwood, Mary Prise, Rose Moore, and Ruth Ann Yokie; his 15 nieces and nephews; and his 13 great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at the home on Saturday, May 5, at noon. Flowers will be graciously accepted. Contributions may be sent to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Many thanks to all of Ray’s friends and family for their support, with special thanks to Ben, Lisa, Ken, Bronwyn, Anne and The Knitters. Ray ran a good race.


KENNETH B. MASON, JR. Kenneth B. Mason, Jr., 78, of Fearrington Village, passed away Thursday, (04-19-12) at his home. A celebration of Ken’s life was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, (04-24-12), at The Chapel of the Cross. Survivors include his wife, Mimsy; son, Kenneth Mason III of Valrico, FL; daughter, Marteena Mason, of Marlborough, MA; and two grandchildren. Ken was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Adelaide Smith. A celebration of Ken’s life was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, (04-24-12), at The Chapel of the Cross. Additional details may be found on the funeral home website: www.hallwynne. com. GERTRUDE JOHNSON SEYMOUR Mrs. Gertrude Johnson Seymour, 89, of Pittsboro passed away Friday (04-20-12), at The Laurels of Chatham. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday ((03-24-12) at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Dr. Tripp Harmon officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. A Chatham County native, Gertrude was born to the late Allie A. Johnson and Ada Horton Johnson on January 16, 1923. She was a member of the Jubilee Choir, and a regular member of the church choir for over 50 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Seymour and her brother, Percy Johnson. Survivors include a son, Andy Seymour of Sanford; daughter, Cindy Haynes of Pittsboro; sister, Betty Lou Ferrell, of Morrisville; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Willing Workers Sunday School Class or the music ministry of Pittsboro Baptist Church, PO Box 696, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. MELVIN RAY ROGERS Mr. Melvin Ray Rogers, 64, of Raleigh died Monday (04-16-12) at his home. Memorial services were held Monday (04-23-12) at 12 p.m. at Christian Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David C. Forbes Sr. officiating. Mr. Rogers was a member of Christian Faith Baptist Church where he was a member of the men’s ministry and usher board. He had worked at Chatham Mills. Surviving is one son, Melvin Ray Rogers, Jr. of Raleigh. JOSEPH L. REAVES Mr. Joseph L. Reaves, 85, of Bear Creek died Monday (04-09-12) at his home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, (04-14-12) at Alston Chapel Church with Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A member of Alston Chapel Church, he retired from UNC Hospital, and was a member of St. Mark Community Lodge #829 DHA. Survivors include daughters, Jo Ann Alston of Pittsboro, Judy Reaves of Bear Creek; son, Haywood Reaves of Siler City; brothers, Johnnie Peoples of Bear Creek, Nathaniel Reaves, George Reaves, Walter Reaves, all of Pittsboro; sisters, Mozelle Brim, Lillie Blue, both of Pittsboro, Hattie Wadell of Teaneck, NJ; and four grandchildren. —Paid Obituaries— MERRITT YOUNG WILSON, JR. Merritt Y. Wilson, Jr. of Pittsboro, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on April 18, 2012. He was born August 17, 1922 in Orange County, NC to the late Merritt Y. Wilson, Sr. and Macy Suggs Wilson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Doris Browning Wilson. He leaves behind a loving family. His three children are Johnny Wilson and wife Brenda of Pittsboro, Maycie W. Lloyd and husband Lynn of Graham and Tonya W. Thompson and husband Lee of Pittsboro. He will be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Tiffany W. Hancock and husband Bill, John L. Wilson and wife Heather, Wilson C. Lloyd and wife Adrienne of Phoenix, AZ, Clint Lloyd and his wife Lina of New York, NY, Justus Thompson and Joshua Thompson. He enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren, Robert Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, John L Wilson Jr., Kelly Wilson, Eve Lloyd and he anticipated the May arrivals of two new great-granddaughters, Addison Lloyd and Lora Wilson. Merritt Wilson was a WW II veteran spending five years in the navy with the last three years in the Pacific arena. In the fall of 2011 he went on the 100th Flight of Honor for WW II vets to the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC. He graduated from High Point College and then earned his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Peabody College (Vanderbilt) in Tennessee. He later earned an Advanced Superintendent Degree from U.N.C. at Chapel Hill. He worked in the following schools systems: Greensboro City, Burlington City, Greene County, Alamance County and Chatham County. He retired in 1983 from Chatham County Schools as an Associate Superintendent where he was in charge of personnel and vocational education. He was proud of his efforts to bring quality vocational programs to the Chatham county schools. His efforts helped Chatham Central High School become a leader in the country in horticulture education. Merritt was active in his church and community serving as a Sunday school teacher at Pittsboro United Methodist Church and enjoyed his work with the Pittsboro Lions Club. He was a forty-year member of the Masons. He was a member of the First United Church of Graham from 1962-67. He was recently residing at Twin Rivers Independent Living Facility in Pittsboro. The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Merritt Wilson was held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, April 23, 2012, at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ben Alexander presiding. Interment followed at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in McLeansville. Friends visited with the family on Friday evening, April 20, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Memorials may be made to the Wilson Educational Scholarship Fund or to the church, Wilson Scholarship Fund, Maycie W. Lloyd, 535 Moores Chapel Cem. Rd., Graham, NC 27312. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries” Arrangements for Mr. Wilson were under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro. SARA FOUST SMITH Sara Foust Smith, 83, of 155 S. S. Edwards Road, Siler City and for the past two years at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center, died Friday, April 20, 2012. Mrs. Smith was born in Chatham County on May 10, 1928 the daughter of Eugene H. and Arabella Stroud Foust. Sara was a nurse assistant at Chatham Hospital and Brian Center and did home duty for the elderly. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church. Sara loved her family and was an avid reader. She is preceded in death by her husband, Max B. Smith, Sr., brothers, Charles, Jack and Ben Foust. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Harris Smith Carroll and Bob Robinson of Raleigh, NC; a son, Max B. Smith, Jr. and wife, Diane of Bear Creek; brother, Gene H. Foust, Jr. of Asheboro; granddaughters, Emily S. Moran and husband, John of Davidson; Maggie Beth Smith of Bear Creek; great-grand-children, Kyle, Riley, and Tilly Moran, and Parker Everhart. The family received friends Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the home of Max and Diane Smith, 648 Jim Paige Road, Bear Creek, NC. A memorial service was held Monday, April 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church, 1225 Mt. Vernon Springs Road, Siler City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P O Box 752, Siler City, NC 27344; Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 East Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or to West Chatham County Food Pantry, 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344. The family wishes to thank the staff of Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center, Community Home Care and Hospice, Siler City Dialysis Center, and Dr. Hoffman and Peggy Brewer. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. COLON LEE BROWN Colon Lee Brown, 85, of Siler City passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at his home. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy with 22 years of service, a member of the “Fighting SeaBees”, a veteran of WW II, the Korean War and Vietnam. A memorial service with full military honors was held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends following the service at the home. He was the son of the late Edward and Ethel Rickman Brown. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary “Sue” Williams Brown, three sisters and one brother. Surviving is his wife, Barbara Brown; one son, three daughters, two step-sons, four sisters, six brothers and many grandchildren. At the family’s request, please do not send flowers. Instead, please make a donation to Presbyterian Homes and Family Services, Memo: Zuni-Camp House, 5279 Homegrown Lane, Zuni, VA 23898. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Brown Family. GEORGE LEROY HUEY George Leroy Huey, 75, formerly of Siler City passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Lynchburg, TN. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Huey of Lynch-burg, TN; two daughters, Gloria Lambeth of Pleasant Garden, Vicky Spiller of Richmond, VA; two granddaughters, Katie Oglesby of Richmond, VA, Janice Robbins of Ramseur; one great-granddaughter, Madison Robbins; three stepchildren of Lynchburg, TN; two brothers, Howard and Fred Huey; four sisters, Florence Platt, Donna Shumaker, Mariam Henry, and Judy Hollopeters of Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held Friday, April 20. 2012 in Tullahomo, TN.


HAZEL BROOKS DIXON Mrs. Hazel Brooks Dixon, 84, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (04-10-12) at the home of her son. A graveside service was held Thursday, (04-12-12) at 2 p.m. at Lee Memory Gardens with Ray Parish officiating. Hazel was born in Chatham County on October 10, 1928. She was a member of Jonesboro Methodist Church, and was employed for several years with the Lee County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Dixon; parents, Charlie and Pearl Brooks; and a sister, Jo Ann Kirkman. She is survived by her son, David Brooks Dixon; daughter, Martha Clark; sister, Frances Williams; brother, Charles Brooks; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Erwin, NC. Online condolences may be made: www.millerboles.com. MILTON NANCE, JR. Milton Nance, Jr., 62, of Liberty passed away Friday (04-13-12) at his home. A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday (04-18-12) at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Mr. Nance was a Randolph County native and owned and operated Nance Automotive Inc. in Siler City. He also taught small engine repair at Randolph Community College in Asheboro. Mr. Nance was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Nance, Sr. and Delphie Bowman Nance, and his wife, Diane Hefner Nance. Survivors include sisters, Jean Weil of Lanesville, Ind., Joan Marie Harris of Siler City, and Jan Laurel Nance of Leland. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. EVA JEAN McINTOSH Eva Jean McIntosh, 77, of Pittsboro died Thursday (03-29-12). Funeral services were held Tuesday (04-03-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home with burial in Pittsboro Baptist Church cemetery. A native of Bulloch County, GA, she retired from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee McIntosh, Sr. Survivors include sons, Harry McIntosh, Jr. of Naalehu, Hawaii, Alan McIntosh of Apex; daughters, Ellen Hamm and Lisa Perry, both of Pittsboro, Joni Williams of Moncure, sister, Virginia Dow of Spokane, WA; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. PO Box 83015, Gaithersburg, MD 20883 http://www.trocrf.org/ index.php; the American Red Cross, Triangle Area Chapter, 100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610; or UNC Hospice of Pittsboro, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be made: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries. MICHAEL RAY HARTSELL Michael Ray Hartsell 49, of Seagrove, passed away Friday (04-13-12) at Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem. Funeral services were held Sunday (04-15-12) at 3 pm at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Cooper, Rev. David Davis, and Dr. Neal Jackson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Hartsell was a Moore County native and had worked at Burlington Industries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Buie Hartsell. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Hartsell Hussey of Robbins; son, Collin Ray Hartsell of the home; father and step-mother, Albert and Mary Hartsell of Robbins; mother, Georgia Ritter Layne of Carthage; sisters, Debbie Hartsell of Carthage, Tina Spivey of Robbins; and one granddaughter. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. LOUISE OWENS ROBERSON Mrs. Louise Owens Roberson, 84, formerly of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (04-14-12) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, (04-17-12) at Chatham United Methodist Church with Reverends Patrick Sinclair, Ray Gooch and Bob Wachs presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Roberson was born in Randolph County on March 12, 1928, the daughter of Jonah Franklin Owens and Myrtis Williamson Owens. She worked for Siler City Manufacturing Company. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett M. Roberson, and five brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Roberson of the home; sons, James Roberson of Pittsboro, David Roberson of New Hill; brother, Paul Owen of Allentown, PA; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. Memorials may be sent to either the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund, 133 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27601; or to Alzheimer’s NC, Eastern North Carolina Service Area – 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612. MARTHA STONE LILLY Martha Lee Stone Lilly, 66, of Siler City died Sunday, (04-15-12) at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro. A graveside service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Henderson officiating. Mrs. Lilly was born in Chatham County on May 16, 1945, the daughter of Hubert “Sug” R. and Wanda (Chriscoe) Stone. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and had been a nursing supervisor at Siler City Care & Rehab. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lilly. Survivors include sons, Stephen L. Lilly, David R. Lilly, both of Siler City; brother, Gary Stone of Altamonte Springs, FL; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. The family requests no flowers but memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 South Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. MICHAEL “MIKE” TYRONE MARSH Michael “Mike” Tyrone Marsh, 52, died in an auto accident on Friday (04-06-12) in Hinesville, Georgia Funeral services were held Saturday (04-14-12) at 3 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Gray officiating, and Rev. George Dark, eulogist. Mr. Marsh was born March 3, 1960 to the late Louise Siler Marsh and Dan Henry Marsh. He was preceded in death by sisters, Debra Marsh, Janice Dark, brothers, Douglas Siler, Richard Siler, and Nepolean Marsh. Survivors include children, Kamari Marsh, Aminah Street of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren; sisters, Gwendolyn Siler, Jacqueline Marsh, both of Siler City, Diane Marsh of Greensboro, Hazel Oaktree, Catherine Richardson, Patricia Marsh, all of Raleigh; brothers, Danny Marsh of Liberty, James Marsh of Siler City, Johnnie Marsh of Raleigh and Sandy Marsh of Vass. MARGARET ELIZEBETH PAUL Miss Margaret Elizabeth Paul, 91, of Pittsboro died Saturday (04-14-12) at Pittsboro Christian Village. The service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pittsboro Christian Village, with interment following in Chatham Memorial Park. She was born in Saugerties, NY on August 6, 1920, the daughter of Daniel Peter Paul and Elizabeth Hoarden Paul. Miss Paul was a former resident of Livingston, NJ where she had worked as an executive secretary for Exxon Corporation. She was a member of Livingston Gospel Chapel. Surviving is her brother, Daniel Paul of Saugerties, NY. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries” REV. THOMAS HEADEN Rev. Thomas Headen, 59, of Hillsborough died Tuesday (04-10-12) at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral service was held Monday (04-16-12) at Alston Chapel Church in Pittsboro with Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Rev. Headen attended Horton High School and A&T State University. He was a member of Alston Chapel United Holy Church. He preached his initial sermon March 26, 1980. Surviving is his wife, Elder Rosillind Vanessa Headen of the home; sons, Nicholas Dataniun of Raleigh, Quentin Thomas; daughter, Karyn Headen; sisters, Beatrice Taylor of Sanford, Ethel Jones, Emeline Grisson, both of Durham; brothers, Clifton Headen, Jr. of Rockville, MD, Sylvester Headen of Durham; and one grandson. ROBERT “HOWARD” HUSSEY Robert “Howard” Hussey, 58, of Seagrove died Monday (04-16-12) in Robbins. Funeral services will be held Thursday (04-19-12) at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church where he was a member, with the Rev. Kenneth Bouldin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Hussey was a Randolph County native and worked as a logger in the timber industry. He was preceded in death by a son Mitchell Hussey, and his father, Robert Hussey. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Cockman Hussey of the home; sons, Brian Hussey of Seagrove, Shawn Hussey of the home; mother, Marie Setliff of Seagrove; brothers, Tony Hussey, Bobby Hussey, Russell Hussey, all of Seagrove; sisters, Bertha Hussey, Patsy Spivey, both of Seagrove, Nancy Shaw of Ramseur, Barbara Chriscoe of Asheboro; and six grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday (04-18-12) from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, and other times, at his home. Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Hussey family. —Paid Obituaries— ERNEST RUSSELL POE Ernest Russell Poe, 80, of 5061 Old US 421 North, Siler City died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his home. Mr. Poe was born in Chatham County, May 22, 1931, the son of James and Sallie (Brooks) Poe. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and worked at Stout Chair in Liberty in assembly. He enjoyed farming, coon hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and his great-granddaughter. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Gunter) Poe; one daughter, Linda Poe Faucette and husband, Bill of Randleman; three sons, Jimmy R. Poe and wife, Susan of Goldston, Virgil L. Poe of the home, C. Dennis Poe and wife, Maria of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Brad, Beverly and Ryan; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grand-children. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


LILLIAN NICOLE STEWARD Miss Lillian Nicole Steward, 13 day-old daughter of Shawn Michael and Kathryn Weidaw Steward of Pittsboro, died Saturday (03-31-12) at UNC Hospitals. Lillian was born March 18, 2012. The celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (04-07-12) at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the parents are grandparents, Susan Falk of Belmont, Robert and Jackie Weidaw of Charlotte, and John and Teri Steward of Kentwood, MI. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”. Memorials may be sent to the UNC Children’s Hospital, NC Children’s Promise, Campus Box # 7237, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7237. VIRLIN GEORGE DEATON Mr. Virlin George Deaton, 65, of Seagrove, passed away Wednesday (04-04-12) at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday (04-07-12) at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bouldin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Deaton was a Moore County native, a retired truck driver, and member of Riverside Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Virgil and Emily Deaton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Jesse, Dale and sisters, Lorene, Colene, and Nancy. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Williams Deaton of the home; daughters, Vickie Overacre of Siler City, Angela Deaton of Seagrove; son, Travis Deaton of Seagrove; sisters, Barbara Campbell of Jackson Springs, Rosa Yearby of West End, Gail Wallace of Robbins; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com PHYLLIS ANN FOX GOODSON Phyllis Ann Fox Goodson, 57, of Franklinville died Tuesday, (04-03-12) at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. The funeral was held Saturday, (04-07-12) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Ferree officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Goodson was born in Chatham County, February 17, 1955, the daughter of Everett and Myrtle (Love) Fox. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Her husband, Dallas Goodson, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Michael R. Coble of Ft. Lewis, Washington; daughters, Angela Gordon of Asheboro, Tammy Coble of Durham; sister, Betty Jane Fox Sands of Asheboro; brother, Albert Thomas Fox of Asheboro; and four grandchildren, Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. PHYLLIS GREEN STOUT Phyllis Green Stout, 71, of Yadkinville died Thursday, (04-05-12) at her residence. A graveside service was held Saturday, (04-07-12) at 11 a.m. at Holly Spring Friends Meeting with Pastor Todd Brown officiating. Mrs. Stout was born in Haywood County, March 18, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Vista (Meadows) Gaddis. She had been employed as a certified nursing assistant. She is survived by one daughter, Martha Brady of Burlington; sons, Michael Green of Yadkinville, Phillip Green of Hamptonville, Cassius Green of Silk Hope, Dennis Green of Siler City; sisters, Barbara Martin of Liberty, Peggy Norris of Graham; brothers, William Gaddis of Julian, Robert Gaddis of Kelly, Tommy Gaddis of Snow Camp; and thirteen grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. JAMES T. GOLDSTON Mr. James T. Goldston, 86, of Bear Creek died Wednesday (04-04-12) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Funeral services were held Saturday (04-07-12) at Alston Chapel United Holy Church, with Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Goldston was a member of Alston Chapel Church, attended school in Pittsboro, and was a retired saw-miller. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Goldston. MRS. RUBY LEE BARNES SIMMONS Mrs. Ruby Lee Barnes Simmons, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, (04-07-12). A service to honor her life was held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, (04-10-12), at Lystra Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Williford officiating. A native of Davidson County, Ruby was born the daughter of the late Charlie Lewis and Addie Parish Barnes. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her brothers, Charley Barnes, Jr., Olan Barnes, Henry Woodrow Barnes, Sr., and sisters, Millie Pearce and Clara Cash. Survivors include sons, Donnie Lee Barnes, Sr., and Warren Ray Barnes of Chapel Hill; sister, Evelyn Barnes Chrismon of Gibsonville; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. —Paid Obituaries— CATINA ELLERBY Catina Ellerby departed this life Friday, January 13, 2012 at her home. Catina, a native of and a life-long resident of Chatham County, she was educated in the Chatham County School system. She was a member of Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she was very active until her health declined. She was employed at Food Lion for many years. Tina was a friend to everyone she met and she loved gospel music. Her hobby was working crossword puzzles, which she loved very much. Tina will go home to be with her much loved Myrtle. Tina leaves to cherish her memory, her father, Jimmy Farrar; a loving mother, Debra Ellerby; one brother, Eric Ellerby, both of the home; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends. JERRY LYNN MUNN Jerry Lynn Munn, 65, of 6024 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Chatham Hospital, Siler City. Mr. Munn was born in Moore County on February 1, 1947 the son of Ernest and Nell (Moore) Munn. He was an Army veteran and an electrician by trade. He is survived by his wife, Cherry (Euliss) Munn; sons, Nick and Luke Nicks of Snow Camp; mother, Nell (Moore) Munn of Pinehurst; and sister, Linda Harper of Southern Pines. A memorial service was held Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The family received friends following the memorial service at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. BETTY JEAN BEAL McMILLAN Betty Jean Beal McMillan, 67, of 64 Hudson Road, Siler City, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Mrs. McMillan was born in Chatham County on April 15, 1944, the daughter of Vernie and Ruth Marie (Yow) Beal. She was a graduate of Chatham Central High School and employed as a teacher’s assistant at Siler City Elementary School. She had also worked part time at Triad Insurance Company. and Cranford Studios. She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and the Women’s Sunday School Class. Her interests included going to Carolina Beach, reading, playing rummy, art work and interior decorating. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Bobby E. McMillan; two sons, Michael McMillan and wife, Jamie of Randleman, Jon McMillan and wife, Tracey of Siler City; one sister, Gayle B. Hughes of Greenville, TN; one brother, James Robert Beal of Sanford; grandchildren, Ian, Maggie and Ellie McMillan. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Stephen Stowe officiating. No formal visitation is planned. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. WILLIAM MASON TAYLOR Mr. William Mason Taylor, 96, of Moncure died Thursday (03-29-12) at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday (04-02-12) at 2 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Headen officiating. Burial followed in Seymour Cemetery. Mr. Taylor was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He worked at Webster’s Poultry and as a saw-miller. Survivors include daughter, Cathy T. Smith; sons, Terry Mason Taylor, Lewis Martin Taylor, Anthony Lynn Taylor, Ervin Tyron Crump; 17 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. ROBERT EARL JORDAN Robert Earl Jordan, 80, of Bear Creek died Saturday, (03-31-12) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, (04-05-12) at Oakley Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was born in Chatham County on October 24, 1931, the son of George and Beatrice Jordan. He was a member of Oakley Baptist Church and former member of Community Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. Robert had been employed by Boling Chair Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Lee Jordan; a daughter, Robyn Gail Jordan; step-children, Jimmy Johnson and Sue Ellen Vanderford. He is survived by his wife, Mary Belle Myers Jordan; daughter, Vickie J. Barth of Siler City; sister, Peggy Minton of Bennett; eight grandchildren; step-children, Cary Lee Johnson, Mike Burke, Debra Vandervort, Roger Causey, Gloria Clare, Tony Causey; and several great-grandchildren. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com . —Paid Obituaries— TIMMY GENE HEARN March 10, 1958 – March 27, 2012 Timmy Hearn of 91 Windsong Drive in Pittsboro died Tuesday due to end stage liver disease and esophageal cancer. He had been hospitalized since February 24 at Duke Medical Center and had been on the liver transplant list for eight years. Timmy was predeceased by his father, Willard Hearn of Moncure; his mother and step-father, Rebecca and Thomas Wood of Apex and his nephew, Bryan Chrisco. Timmy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sarah Hearn of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Steve Wood of Apex; his son, Jason Hearn of Lumberton; his sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Plummer of Chapel Hill; his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Linda Hearn of Wilmington; his beloved grandchildren, Charlotte and Jackson Wood of Apex; many nieces and nephews, and some of the greatest friends in the world. Timmy grew up in Chatham County and graduated from Northwood High School in Pittsboro in 1977. As an adult, he worked in heating and air conditioning at Lee Air Conditioners in Durham, Warren-Hay in Hillsborough and Southern Comfort Air in Raleigh. He was an avid follower of UNC football and basketball, and a crazy NASCAR fan, his favorite drivers being the late Dale Earnhardt and his son, Dale, Jr. He also enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and attending different motorcycle rallies. A celebration of Timmy’s life took place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the chapel of Hall Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. A family visitation and reception followed the service. The family was available for visitation other times at the home. In accordance with Timmy’s wishes, he was cremated after the funeral service and his ashes will be spread at a later date in the mountains of North Carolina. The family would like to thank the staff at Duke Medical Center. The doctors, nurses and other staff members of the 8300 medical unit gave Timmy excellent care and medical expertise during his hospitalization and prior medical treatments. Their compassion and caring were a great comfort to both the family and Timmy. Flowers/plants are acceptable. In addition, his daughter will be participating in the Relay for Life on May 19, 2012 at Cary High School, which is in support of cancer research. Contributions may be made by check to “Relay for Life” and sent to Cathy Wood, 101 Vatersay Drive, Apex, N.C. 27502. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”. Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro. ANNA PARRISH GARRETT Anna Elizabeth Parrish Garrett, 83, of 2037 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Garrett was born in Forsyth County on August 21, 1928, the daughter of Edgar and Ora (Howard) Parrish. She made a career as an executive secretary, having worked with the YMCA of Greensboro for over 30 years, Carolina Steel and Magnolia Street Baptist Church, also in Greensboro. She was currently a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Goldston. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Riley Garrett; her parents and a brother, Eddie Parrish. She is survived by one son, Phillip Garrett; one daughter, Kathryn G. Price and husband Keith, both of Goldston; grandchildren, Jeremiah Price and wife Suzanne, Stephen Garrett, Jessica Bryant and husband Justin, Laura Pendry and husband Chad, Jennie Price and Julie Price; step-granddaughter, Brittany Justice; great-grandchildren, Waylon Cole Bryant and Braxton Amon Pendry; nephews, Stuart Parrish and wife, Debbie, Andy Parrish and Winfield Parrish and wife Jennifer. The family received friends Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church. The funeral was held Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Bob Griffith and Rev. Bob Bulls officiating. A graveside committal service followed at 5 p.m. in Goodwill Baptist Church Cemetery, 3110 Piney Grove Road, Kernersville. Memorials may be made to the Southern Baptist Women’s Missionary Union or the Baptist Children’s Home. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. ELIZABETH “BETH” WHITLEY HOFFERBERT Elizabeth “Beth” Whitley Hofferbert, of Huntersville, died peacefully on April 1, 2012 under Hospice care in Huntersville, NC. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother and a compassionate friend. Beth was born in Siler City on April 4, 1937 to the late JB and Mamie Goodwin Whitley. A graduate of Duke University School of Nursing, she had a long and varied nursing career. Survivors are her husband of 50 years, William of Pensacola, FL; son Tom of Raleigh, son Wes of Charlotte; daughter Kathy of Fishers, IN and daughter Laura of Farmington, MI. Her family is grateful for the care and compassion of Hospice. Donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28204. Services will be private. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Lic. of Huntersville is serving the family. www.samuelsjamesfsl.com JIMMY FRANKLIN HENRY Wadesboro – Mr. Jimmy Franklin Henry, 81, of Clarksville Va., formerly of Durham, passed away on April 2, 2012, after a brief stay at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro. The family greeted friends following the service. Jimmy was born in Anson County on May 11, 1930, a son of the late Julian Richardson and Rosa Diggs Henry. After growing up in Morven and Wadesboro, serving in the US Army from 1951 to 1953, he worked as a meat market manager for Winn-Dixie for 31 years. He retired to Kerr Lake in the mid 1980′s, where he enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing with friends. In addition to his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by his brothers, Paul (Doris), George (Doris), Robert “Bus” (Margaret), and Platt (Lib) Henry; sisters, Wilma (Vernon) Campbell, Lula (James) McRae, and Ruby (J.B.) Ramsey. Surviving are his son, Jim (Lesa) Henry; grandson, Luke and granddaughter, Delaney of Pittsboro; sister, Margaret (Calvin) Burr of Wadesboro; many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and former wife, Barbara Henry of Cheraw, SC. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Judie and Dawn Tilley of Clarksville, Va., for their friendship and grace. Memorials may be made to Pittsboro United Methodist Church, Youth Fund, PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneral homewadesboro.com.


ARTHUR LEE SUTTON Mr. Arthur Lee Sutton of Siler City died Tuesday, (03-20-12) at his residence. A memorial service was held Sunday, (03-25-12) at Knotts & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnnie Alford officiating. Survivors include his children, Sylvia Walker of Sanford, Connie Alford of Lillington, Dexter Sutton of Fayetteville; siblings, Robert Sutton, Billy Fox, Jr., both of Siler City, Robert Headen of Chapel Hill, Eva Brooks of Greensboro; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. DAVID BYNUM CLEGG Mr. David Bynum Clegg, 86, of Apex, died Sunday, (03-25-12) at WakeMed in Cary. The funeral service for Mr. Clegg will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (03-29-12) at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Following the service, friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall. Mr. Clegg was born November 23, 1925 in Chatham County, the son of Henry and Flossie Beard Clegg. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and was a retired automobile service technician. Mr. Clegg was a Mason, with membership in Columbus Lodge # 102. He was also a leader and member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Wilson Clegg; daughter, Marlene Clegg of Cary; brother, Lynn “Bo” Clegg of Moncure; and sister, Mary Margaret Griffin of Pittsboro. Friends paid their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Memorials may be sent to the Ebenezer UMC Choir Fund, 724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”. Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro. ROBERT WILLIAM “BOBBY” MOORE Mr. Robert William “Bobby” Moore, 67, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, (03-25-12) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, (03-29-12), at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Following the service, friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall. Born in Durham County on December 25, 1944, Mr. Moore was the son of Robert Lee Moore and Myrtice Virginia Green Moore. He worked as a field application engineer for Audiovox and retired after 20 years of service. Following that, he worked for Wal-Mart part time. Mr. Moore was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace Carroll Moore; daughter, Cheryl Renae Campbell of Timberlake; mother, Myrtice Moore of Graham; sisters, Sandra Darroch and Kay Nichols, both of Graham; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”. Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro. RODREQUEZ W. (ROGER) NEWBY Rodrequez W. (Roger) Newby, 63, of Siler City died Saturday (03-24-12) at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday (03-29-12) at the First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry R. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Newby was a native of Chatham County, a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Jennie M. Newby; sons, Nevon Wiley, Ryan Coltrain, Aaron Coltrain; daughter, Nina Wiley, all of Siler City; and brother, Robert “Bob” Newby of Siler City. —Paid Obituaries— ALICE STUTTS FRAZIER Alice Stutts Frazier, 98, of Siler City died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Coventry House of Siler City. She was preceded in death by parents Addison Stutts and Rosa Hillard Stutts; husband, Joseph K. Frazier; brother, Cullom Stutts; sister, Erma Truelove; and half-sister, Mary Helen Stutts. Survivors include sons, Howard Frazier (Dorothy), Bill Frazier (Dianne), Earle Frazier (Carol Ann), Steve Frazier (Janie); daughter, Rosa F. Horne (David); half-sisters, Blanche Birchett, Virginia Birchett; step-sister, Mildred Hart; step-brother, Ralph Gaines; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services and burial at Rehobeth Methodist Church, Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Darden Jarman, 3165 West Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralho me.com. OLLINE HANCOCK KELLY Olline Hancock Kelly, of Sanford, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the age of 94. Olline was born July 18, 1917 in the Antioch community of Chatham County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Giles “Preacher” Watkins of Bonlee, and her husband, James Ernest Kelly of Sanford; her parents, John and Betty Poe Hancock; her brothers, Graham Hancock, Burnace Hancock, Glenn Hancock, Troy Hancock, Johnny Hancock; and her sisters, Florence Hancock Fields, Mattie Hancock Gaines, Nannie Hancock Hilliard, and Clara Hancock Wilkie. She is survived by her son, Eddie Watkins; her grandchildren, Shannon Holt, Jill Watkins George and husband, Alvin, Jason Watkins and wife Laresa; her great-grandchildren, Charlie and Maddie Watkins; her sister, Evelyn Hancock Beane; her special sister-in-law, Mary Alice Hancock; and several nieces and nephews. Olline graduated from Goldston High School and worked for over 40 years as office manager of R. G. Hancock Lumber Company in Bonlee. She was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church and the Sanford Garden Club and was also involved in the Bonlee Woman’s Club. She loved to travel and spend time talking with her family and her many friends. Olline lived a long, and blessed life. Visitation was held at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. and other times at the home of Jason and Laresa Watkins, 412 Bonlee School Road, Bonlee. The funeral was at Antioch Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Burial followed at the Hope Cemetery in Bonlee. Memorial donations may be to Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252 or to the Hope Cemetery at Bonlee Baptist Church, PO Box 75, Bonlee, NC 27213. The family would like to thank the Coventry House in Siler City and the staff of the Chatham Hospital for all their kindness and help over the past weeks. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. . NYDIA DARK KEMP Nydia Dark Kemp, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and to be reunited with her husband Eli and many other loved ones, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Nydia was born a twin October 11, 1919, in Siler City, to Robert W. and Emma (Bray) Dark. She and her husband, for many years, managed a Jet Oil Company gas station. Nydia is preceded in death by her husband, Eli Kemp. She is survived by her twin brother Nick Dark (Deane); a sister-in-law, Irene Dark; a step-daughter, Louise Moody and step-son, Richard Kemp; several nieces and nephews; and a dear long-time neighbor and friend that cared for her many years, Valine Caldwell-Allen. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Hardage-Giddens Town and County Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Nelson officiating. JO ANN TURPIN HAITHCOX August 23,1940-March 18, 2012 Jo Ann Turpin Haithcox, 71, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty with Rev. Eugene Dean officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday evening, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home. Mrs. Haithcox was the daughter of the late Hampton D. and Louise Kearns Turpin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Franklin L. Haithcox; son, Harvey Haithcox; and brother, Dee Turpin. Surviving are her sons, Joe Haithcox of Greensboro, Tommy Haithcox of Liberty, Daniel Haithcox of Ramseur; two grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Haithcox and Thomas Wayne Haithcox. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty had the honor of serving the family.


MARY LILLER WRIGHT MORGAN Mary Liller Wright Morgan, 78, of Siler City died Monday, (03-19-12) at her residence. A graveside service was held Wednesday, (03-21-12) at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Mrs. Morgan was born in Chatham County, September 11, 1933, the daughter of Sterling C. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Wright. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church and retired from Hadley People’s Manufacturing. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, William Hugh Morgan and Jack Welch and her parents. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Brady of Siler City, Cherie Carroll of Bear Creek; sister, Shirley Jean Wilson of Siler City; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. LUCILLE COBLE Mrs. Lucille Coble passed away on Sunday (03-11-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday (03-13-12) at Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Chatham Memorial Park. Mrs. Coble was a native of Chatham County and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Coble, Sr., and a son, Parker Van Coble. Survivors include sons, Wilbert Coble, Jr., Bennie Coble, both of Staley; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. ANNIE MAE JOHNSON WILLIAMS Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson Williams passed away Monday (03-12-12). Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday (03-17-12) at Jordan Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams was a member of Jordan Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, where she was in the mass choir, was a class leader, president of the Buds of Promise, was on the kitchen committee and evangelist board. She worked at Townsend Poultry and Ava Reaves Catering. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Van Williams, a son, Barry Lee Williams, and a grandson, LaTreyre Van Williams. Survivors include her children, Beverly Watson, Stella McSwain, Susan Wilkerson, all of Siler City, Van David Williams of High Point; sisters, Evelyn Russell, Janie Jordan; brothers, Timothy Johnson, Rudy Johnson, all of Siler City; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. NANCY RISING FOSTER A celebration of the life of Nancy Lee Foster of Fearrington Village will be held at the Gathering Place in Fearrington Village, on Saturday (03-24-12) at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Foster was born in Syracuse, NY. She was a graduate of East Minoa High School and Cornell University. Locally, she volunteered time to assist with the Special Olympics, environmental issues, and serving on the board of the Family Violence and Rape Crisis services (FVRC) in Chatham County. Survivors include children, Eric of Saranac Lake, NY; Lee Anne of Sanford; and Ken of Nazareth, PA and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Thomas Allen Foster (Tom), her parents, Dorothy and Lee Rising, and sister Linda Sperber. In lieu of flowers, donations can be placed with the Tom and Nancy Foster Education Fund at FVRC, PO Box 1105, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences may be viewed at www.hallwyn ne.com, select “Obits and Guest Books” then “Current Services”. JIMMY BROOKS Mr. Jimmy Brooks, 80, of Pittsboro died Tuesday (03-13-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday (03-17-12) Alston Chapel Church with Elder Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Brooks was a member of Alston Chapel Church. He drove a truck for the Pittsboro Sold Waste division. Survivors include sons, Elder James S. Brooks, Thomas Brooks, Douglas Brooks; daughter, Althea Swann, all of Pittsboro; sisters, Carrie M. Alston, Betty Smith, Cladie Green, all of Pittsboro; brothers, Leroy Headen of Raleigh, Coy Headen of Pittsboro; and eleven grandchildren. —Paid Obituaries— ZONIE “MARIE” TEAGUE PHILLIPS Zonie “Marie” Teague Phillips 78, of 9384 Siler City – Glendon Road, Bear Creek, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services were conducted Saturday March 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church where she was a member, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the Church cemetery. Ms. Phillips was a Chatham county native and worked at Selig until she came home to care for her husband for 27 years. She was the daughter of the late Spurgeon and Mamie Phillips Teague. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Phillips, grandson Jeremy Moses, and granddaughter Casey Estridge. Ms. Phillips enjoyed working in her yard and garden, and she loved to watch the hummingbirds. Mrs. Phillips is survived by daughters, Cindy Phillips of Morehead City, Wanda Estridge of Bennett, Nancy and husband Donnie Peters of Bear Creek, Lisa and husband Charlie Groves of Durham, Maine; son, Jim and wife Joyce Phillips of Sanford; brother, Claude Teague of Siler City; sisters, Shirley Phillips of Bear Creek, Maggie Cox of Bear Creek, Sylvia Moody of Siler City; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held prior to the service Saturday March 17, 2012 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, and other times at her residence. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. JOHN DANIEL “DAN” PHILLIPS, JR. John Daniel “Dan” Phillips, Jr. 58, of Bennett, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 with his wife by his side. He went to sleep peacefully at his home in Bennett and woke up in his new home in Heaven. He was born June 27, 1953 in Siler City, the son of Johnny and Peggy Phillips. His father preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Dorthy Jones Ritter Phillips; his faithful and loving mother Peggy Phillips; two sons, Shane and Travis Phillips; two brothers, Ted and Kim Phillips; three step-sons Eric, Darrell and Farrell Ritter; and eight grandchildren. He was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and attended Greensboro Business College and Randolph Community College with a certification in Basic Law Enforcement. He was a retired detective with the Carthage Police Department. Dorthy would like to thank those who meant so much to Dan during his sickness. It has been said that one little spark of kindness may be all it takes to reignite the light of hope in a heart that is blinded by pain. God is the gift of true love and true friendship. To Dan and Dorthy’s church family at Beulah Baptist Church, to Dorthy’s school family at Bennett School and the Chatham County School System, to Dan’s co-workers at the Carthage Police department, to our Christian friends at Bennett Baptist Church, and to all the other faithful friends and family who were there to build Dan up spiritually, emotionally, and physically and who gave him the strength, the encouragement, and their love to fight his illness right to the bitter end, thank you. Thank you for being there to pray with him, to talk to him, to cry with him, and to listen to him. Thank you for helping to make his last days here on earth as comfortable as possible. Thank you for showing your Christian love by ministering to our family through the kind deeds you bestowed on our family and for helping Dan forget about his illness for a little while. Thanks to Dan’s very special friends, Jerry Russell, Brant Phillips, Charlie Sessoms, and Curtis Powers, Jr. for their faithful visits and phone calls that helped to brighten his days during his long illness. Thanks to his mother Peggy Phillips, his aunt Frances Fields, and his cousin Chris Fields for spending time with him and being a special blessing to him. Thanks to Johnny, Tami, Tanner and Macy Henson for their visits at the beach and the laughter and fun times they shared with Dan on those warm summer nights last summer. Thanks to Billy Jean and Andrew Brewer for making his home accessible and easier for him to live in as his condition deteriorated. Thanks to Punk Cox for always being there for Dan and Dorthy and willingly doing whatever was needed. To Dan’s stepsons, Eric, Darrell and Farrell Ritter and their wives and children, his sister-in-law Mary Sue Maness, and friend Theressa Goldston, Dorthy thanks all of you for making it possible for her to provide the care Dan needed to keep him at home during his long illness. A very special thanks to his son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Jodie Phillips and their two sons, Carter and Westin, for their love, support, help and many acts of kindness and pardoning Christian love. It was through each of you and through Dan’s wonderful attitude in his willing acceptance of his illness as being the unconditional will of God for his life that Dorthy was given the supreme strength to provide the health-care he needed to keep him as comfortable as possible until the very end. A very special thanks to the ALS Clinic at Duke, to the Chatham County Council on Aging, and to Sandy, Emma, Kristal and all the team at Community Home Care & Hospice of Chatham County, and to Dr. Hoffman and his staff for their dedication in providing care and support to Dan and his family. By his own confession of faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, Dan is now at rest in Heaven and is able to walk again and stroll around heaven with his father Johnny and his family and friends who have gone on before him. In fulfillment of his wishes, Dan’s body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett. The family will greet friends from 5 – 6:45 p.m. prior to the service and at other times at his home. A private ash scattering Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at his home at 23901 NC. Hwy. 902 at 3 p.m. on Friday March 16. Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is serving the Phillips family. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com. GRAHAM C. DOWD Graham C. Dowd 87, of 3485 S. Second Ave., Siler City, NC passed away Saturday March 17, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church where he was a member with Rev. Bob Boyd and Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Mr. Dowd was a Chatham County native and the son of the late Thomas Alton and Lillie E. Burke Dowd. He retired from Boling Chair Company where he was a machine operator. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Jo Dowd. Mr. Dowd enjoyed gardening and fishing. Mr. Dowd is survived by daughters, Darlene Vasquez and husband Roberto of Siler City, Teresa Holloway and husband Jerry of Tampa, Florida; son, Jeffrey Dowd and wife Melynna of Welcome, NC; grandchildren, Robert Wesley Vasquez, Lorenzo Abel Vasquez, Nickolas Lee Holloway, Christopher Lee Holloway; and brother,James “Jim” Dowd of Siler City. Visitation was held Monday March 19, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel, Bennett, and other times at his residence. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com. Joyce-Brady Chapel is serving the Dowd family. BUDDY BYRD FARRELL Buddy Byrd Farrell 87, of Pittsboro, passed away March 18, 2012. She was born in St. George, South Carolina, on December 11, 1924. Her parents were the late David Wamer Byrd and Florrie Lee Walters Byrd. She retired from UNC Memorial Hospital, where she was a CNA in the OB-GYN department. She loved to travel, play cards, fish, and cook; especially her divinity candy which she would deliver to numerous people in Pittsboro during the Christmas season. She loved to travel back to St. George and spend time at the “River House” on the Edisto River. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and her love of life. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Horace Perry Farrell, and a son, Steven Lee Farrell. Survivors include daughters Madelyn Farrell Mann and son-in-law Bunny Mann of Surf City, NC, Kay Farrell of Winter Springs, FL; grandchildren Shelley Marie Mann and Zack Farrell Mann; brother-in-law Almon Farrell of Bel Air, MD, as well as other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her church, the Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church. Inurnment will be in the Saint George Cemetery, Saint George, SC, where her husband is interred. Visitation with the family will be after the memorial service in the basement of the church where light refreshments will be served. Special thanks to Elaine Lester and numerous church members who provided a lot of good food and support. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to either the Hospice of Chatham County or Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 339, Pittsboro, NC 27312. PEGGY M. GLOSSON Margaret “Peggy” M. Glosson, 88, passed away on March 18, 2012 at Whitestone Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro. Peggy was born February 17, 1924 in Broadway, NC to the late Preston L. and Lilma A. Morris. She was a 1945 graduate of Rex School of Nursing in Raleigh, NC. Peggy enjoyed a life of family and friends, and was the epitome of the phrase “never met a stranger’. She cared for others through her career as a registered nurse and filled each moment with activity whether it was gardening, sewing, knitting, painting, or playing bridge. She loved animals and was an avid bird watcher. She was a charter member of the Siler City Presbyterian Church and an active member in the Women of the Year of the church and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #9. Survivors include three daughters, Dally Brown of Little River, SC, Deborah Hauser and husband, Eddie of Hillsborough, DiAnne Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC. Grandchildren include Laura H. O’Keefe and husband, Tom of Richmond, VA, James Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Lyndsay Brown of Little River, SC. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Glosson; son, William “Buddy” Glosson; infant twin daughters, Jane and June; granddaughter, Juliet Lorraine Jackson; and grandson, William Douglas “Buddy” Jackson. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 West Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Visitation with the family will be at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.. Memorials can be made to Siler City Presbyterian Church or Whitestone Masonic and Eastern Star Care and Wellness Center, 700 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27407. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. MARY ELIZABETH SPIVEY BEAL Mary Elizabeth Spivey Beal, 71, of 1221 West Eleventh Street, Siler City died Monday, March 19, 2012 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mrs. Beal was born in Lee County on February 20, 1941, the daughter of Floyd and Frances Elizabeth (Beal) Spivey. She was employed as a housekeeper with Brian Center, Chatham Hospital and Universal Health Care. She attended Faith Baptist Church. Mary had a good sense of humor and loved her children, grandchildren, great-grand-children, great-great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time at White Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bailey Beal; son, Bobby Gene Beal; son-in-law, Anthony Oldham; grandson, Bruce Anthony Beal; brother, Jack Spivey; and sister, Carolyn Spivey. She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Ann B. Oldham of Siler City, Betty Lou Beal of the home, Brenda Gail B. Flippin and husband, David of Siler City; two sons, Charles Anthony Beal and wife, Joyce of Siler City, Ricky Lee Beal of the home; grandchildren, Crystal Wilson (Shane), Tylena Johnson, Lee Johnson (Katina), Kelly Oldham, Toni Hayes (Chris), Anthoniette Williams (Stephen), Natasha Beal, Jessica Beal, Marissa Beal, Sammy Flippin, Lois Hayes, David Flippin, Shane Beal, Chad Beal, Chucky Moody, Scottie Moody, Angie Hinson and Cindy Lytton; twenty-two great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Ann Oldham. The funeral will be Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City with Rev. Mark Agan and Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, West Chatham Relay for Life, c/o Betty Terry, 519 South Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made to: www.pughfuneral home.com.


GARETH LYNWOOD JOHNSON Mr. Gareth Lynwood Johnson, 69, of Burlington, passed away at the Alamance-Caswell Hospice Home on Tuesday, (03-06-2012). A memorial service was held at Burlington Assembly of God on Sunday, (03-11-2012) at 2 p.m. with Rev. Howard Thompson officiating. A native of Siler City, he was preceded in death by his parents, Norman M. Johnson and Christine Wright Johnson. He graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School, NC State University, and worked in textile management with Burlington Industries, retiring after 35 years. He also served as a US Coast Guard Reservist from 1965 to 1971. He was a member of Burlington Assembly of God where he was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and participated in the nursing home, prison and men’s ministries. Survivors include his wife, Donna S. Johnson; sons, Keith of Greenville, Craig of Rocky Mount; daughter, Julie of the home; brother, Ray Johnson of Snow Camp; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the Burlington Assembly of God Missions Fund, 821 Tucker Street, Burlington, NC 27215; or the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. You may sign the online register book at www.lowefun eralhome.com. KLAUS PETER SENKIW Mr. Klaus Peter Senkiw, 66, of Easley, SC passed away Friday, (03-09-2012) at Baptist Hospital, Easley, SC. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, (03-12-12) in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, Easley, SC. Born March 3, 1946 in Bennigsen, Germany, he was the son of the late Stefan and Hedwig Martel Senkiw. Coming to the US in 1951, he grew up in Chatham County and graduated from Pittsboro High School. He served in the Navy, and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Peter attended radio announcing school in Atlanta, GA, and was a radio announcer for many years in TN, NC and SC. After that, he began driving a long distance truck, retiring in 2008 with CFI. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dixie Lynn Senkiw, of the home; son, Richard Bradley Senkiw of Anderson; sisters, Elsbeth S. Johnson of Pittsboro; Irma S. Whipps of Hampstead; and Ella S. Oldham of Wilmington. LARRY FRANKLIN STALEY Larry Franklin Staley, 52 of Siler City died Saturday, (03-10-12). A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (03-13-12) at Gilmore Memorial Park. Mr. Staley was born December 27, 1959, the son of Arthur Eugene and Lillian Haithcox Staley. A native of Chatham County, he was a carpenter. Larry was preceded in death by brother, Dale W. Staley. He is survived by a daughter, Juliann Frances Staley Elvington of Asheboro; parents, Arthur Eugene and Lillian Haithcox Staley of Siler City; sister; Tammy Staley of Siler City; and two grandchildren. On line condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. VIRGINIA DAVIS LYNCH Mrs. Virginia “Jenny” Davis Lynch, 96, died Thursday (03-08-12) at Laurels of Chatham. The service to celebrate Mrs. Lynch’s life was held at 1 p.m. Monday (03-12-12) from the graveside at Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington. Born January 23, 1916 in Chatham County, Mrs. Lynch was the daughter of Leonidas and Delcie Oldham Davis. She was a graduate of Goldston High School, and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Harry L. Lynch of Pittsboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Lynch, Sr.; siblings, Julius Davis, Robert Davis, Betty Davis, Ruth Davis Taylor and Alfred Davis. Memorial contributions may be sent to either the AWANA or UPWARD Children’s Ministries / Programs at Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope – Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. KRISTI LYNN HANSEN Kristi Lynn Hansen, 35, of Chapel Hill died unexpectedly, along with her yet to be born daughter Aria Dulce Shepherd, at their home on Tuesday, (03-06-12). Friends honored Kristi and Aria at a memorial gathering at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, (03-10-12) at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Kristi will be cremated following the memorial gathering, and a public memorial service will be held later in St. John. Kristi was born March 16, 1976 in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of Paul Henry Hansen and Deborah Ann Munch Hansen. She was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. Surviving are her parents, Paul and Deborah Hansen of Acton, ME; her sister, Kelly Leigh Hansen-Fortin of Waterboro, ME; brother, Keith Paul Hansen of St. John, USVI; and her grandmother, Dolores Munch of Gales Ferry, CT. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. MAGGIE BROOKS LAKE Mrs. Maggie Brooks Lake, 88, of Pittsboro died Sunday (03-04-12) at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday (03-08-12) at Alston Chapel Church with Elder Jerry W. Powell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lake was a member of Alston Chapel Church. Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Vernice Perry, Pattie Richardson, both of Pittsboro; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. MAXINE DAVIS PHILLIPS Maxine Davis Phillips, 81, of Carthage died Monday, (03-12-12 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. A graveside service will be held Thursday, (03-15-12) at 12 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Mrs. Phillips was born June 29, 1930 in Bear Creek, the daughter of Alfred Lee and Stella (Phillips) Davis, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Phillips; her parents; son, Joey Canterbury; siblings, Alfred “Junior” Davis, Wilbur Davis, Josephine Webster and Lessie Cross. Survivors include daughters, Susan D. Parsons of Carolina Beach, Debbie D. Robinson of Prince Frederick, MD; son, Jimmy “Jim” W. Davis of Asheboro; sister Dorothy D. Phipps of Los Angeles, CA; step-son, Rick Phillips of Greensboro; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday, (03-14-12) from 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. —Paid Obituaries— EDITH IRENE JONES WEBSTER Edith Irene Jones Webster, 95, of Bonlee died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Beacon Place Hospice, Greensboro. Mrs. Webster was born, October 29, 1916 in Stokesdale, the daughter of Buford and Elvie Lemons Jones. She was a homemaker, a member of Stokesdale Christian Church, and faithfully attended Sandy Branch Baptist Church over 70 years until her health failed. She was a member of the Hazel Moody-Mary Margaret Dunn Sunday School Class. She loved gardening, flowers and looking after other family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Carrick Webster; sisters, Grace Hart, Ruby Jones, Iris Jones; brothers, Thurman Jones, William “Jerry” Jones, James “Jim” Jones, Donald “Donnie” Jones and Ira Jones. She is survived by one sister, Mattie Jones Browning of Stokesdale; one brother, Paige Jones and wife, Mary of Stokesdale; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2 p.m., in Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. Pallbearers were Brantley Webster, Lowell Hart, Keith Walters, Cory Walters, Jon Garrett and Jonathan Bare, with honorary pallbearer Dan Webster. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall, immediately following the committal service. Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. The Jones family wishes to thank the Webster family for the care and support over the years with a special thanks to Brantley and Pam for their tender loving care. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Wesley Long Palliative Care Unit and Beacon Place of Greensboro. Our special thanks to Dr. Mary John Baxley. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences to: www.pughfuneralhome.com. MURIEL EHRLE WILLIAMS CARLSON Muriel Ehrle Williams Carlson, 87, of 2378 Alex Cockman Road, Pittsboro died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Carlson was born August 16, 1924 in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of Harvey B. and Pauline Ehrle Williams. Mrs. Carlson was a homemaker, the foundation of her family, a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with them. Muriel was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Carlson and a daughter, Arlene A. McKillop. Survivors include one son, Leif Carlson and wife, Ronda of Pittsboro; daughter, Elaine J. and husband, Marty Henle of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Rachael M., Kyle L., Eric M. Carlson, John R. Henle, Cara Arlene McKillop Cain, Nicholas Sean, Katherine Maria McKillop and nine great-grandchildren. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. DOROTHY (DOTTIE) ASHLEY SMITH Mrs. Dorothy (Dottie) Ashley Smith, 85, of 188 John Emerson Road, Siler City, died at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Dottie was the wife of Rev. C. R. Smith, Jr. who preceded her in death on March 18, 2005. She was born August 15, 1926 in Williamston, SC, the youngest of ten children born to Samuel Joshua and Linnie Martin Ashley of Anderson County, SC. She was a graduate of Lander University where she received her degree in Elementary Education. Dottie, a master teacher for 40 years, began her career in South Carolina. When Rev. Smith was called to the pastorate of First Baptist Church in 1962, Dottie accepted a teaching position in Siler City. She continued until her retirement in 1991. She was a dedicated teacher and influenced many young lives throughout her career. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City. She was a Sunday School teacher of various classes through the years, most recently the Esther Class of which she was a member. She was also a member of the Barrow Mission Group and was currently the leader of the Mission Study and Prayer Committee. Dottie was very dedicated to missions and had been an active member of the WMU serving as Director, member of the Prayer and Program committees. She taught many creative and meaningful mission studies. When the church began a food pantry for the needy, Dottie was a faithful volunteer and continued to serve at the West Chatham Food Pantry from its opening until her health began to decline. Dottie was also a member of Joy in the Morning, the Senior Adult group of the church. Mrs. Smith is survived by her son, Randy Smith of West Palm Beach, FL; two grandsons, Spencer Smith of Fort Myers, FL and Blake Smith of Coral Gables, FL; one sister, Miriam Lark and husband Earl of Anderson, SC; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart and Dr. Leon Smith officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. RONALD EDWARD BROOKBANK Ronald Edward Brookbank, age 66, of Snow Camp, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at his home, “The Country”, surrounded by his loving family. Ronnie was born September 21, 1945 in Liberty, NC. He was the only child of Wilbur Francis (Bill) and Stella Ava McBane Brookbank. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1963. Ronnie served in the US Marine Reserves (Sergeant E-5) from 1966-1972. He worked in the steel fabrication industry as a structural steel draftsman/designer for 45 years. Employers include Carolina Steel, Steel and Pipe, Paschal Machinery, Contract Steel, Basic Machinery, Cofab Steel and New Ventures Drafting. Ronnie was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Siler City, and Gideon’s International. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church, Siler City, on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at Bethlehem Wesleyan Church in Snow Camp. Reverends Tony Capehart and James Wall will be officiating. Visitation will be at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. and other times at the home. Ronnie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Seals Brookbank; daughters Angela Burgess (husband Sam) of Greensboro and Kelly Brookbank (husband Keith Fox) of Delray Beach, FL. Other survivors are grandsons Carson and Andrew Burgess, granddaughter Lela Skye Fox, step-grandchildren Joe and Allie Fox; step-brothers Charles and Larry Hursey. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Ava and his step-mother Daisy Hursey Brookbank. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Siler City, Gideon’s International, MahaShakti Foundation, Inc. (daughter Kelly’s Foundation that brings Yoga and Music therapy to the underprivileged) or Bradley’s Fun for All Playground (at Hagan Stone Park in Greensboro). The family offers a special thank you for the care given Ronnie during his last days to the physicians and staff of the 8th Bed Tower at UNC Memorial Hospital and Liberty Hospice. Whether enjoying a Carolina ballgame, participating in exercise class, witnessing to inmates, sharing fellowship with friends, or spending time with his family, Ronnie was a man who truly loved life and will be greatly missed by all. Semper Fi. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.


BRONNA CHEEK FIELDS Mary Bronna Cheek Fields, 87, of Bear Creek died Thursday, (03-01-12) at her home. The funeral was held Monday, (03-05-12) at 3 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Kirk Parrish and Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Fields was born in Chatham County on August 3, 1924, the daughter of John Wesley and Maude (Tally) Cheek. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where she served as custodian for more than twenty years. Bronna was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Jackson “Orb” Fields; and brother, Coy Cheek. Survivors include daughters, Jane F. Owens of Goldston, Audrey F. Holt of Bear Creek; son, Eddie J. Fields of Bear Creek; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. HUBERT GRANVILLE OAKLEY, JR. Chapel Hill – Hubert Oakley, 81, died at his home in northern Chatham County on Wednesday, (02-29-12). Funeral services were held Sunday, (03-03-12) at Lystra Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Reverends Virginia Taylor and Tim Williford presiding. Mr. Oakley was born August 5, 1930 to Hubert, Sr. and Willie Jones Oakley. Hubert is survived by his wife, Marjorie Lunsford Oakley; children, Pam, Gary, Mike Oakley and two grandchildren. Mr. Oakley attended the local Bell’s School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from UNC and Memorial Hospital, and helped on the family farm, participating in the Carrboro Farmers Market since its inception. Hubert was a member of Lystra Baptist Church, American Legion Post 6 in Chapel Hill, and Columbus (Masonic) Lodge 102 in Pittsboro. He was a founding member of the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department, and a dedicated member of Chatham County Democratic Party.. Memorials may be made to: Lystra Baptist Church, 686 Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517; The American Diabetes Assn, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607; The American Heart Assn, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060; or The Alzheimer’s Assn, 3737 Glen-wood Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com. KAREN BURNETT KILBURN Mrs. Karen Burnett Kilburn, 54, of Pittsboro died Sunday, (03-04-12) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, (03-09-12) from Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. The graveside service of committal will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning in Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford. Mrs. Kilburn attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, and was a legal assistant with GlaxoSmithKline. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and step-son, Joshua Kilburn. She is survived by her husband, Curtis F. Kilburn; daughter, Kristen Hinson of Raleigh; and a step-son, Jeremiah Kilburn of Pittsboro. Friends may visit with the family from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. —Paid Obituaries— RUBY JOHNSON Born on July 19, 1949 in Hamlet, N.C., Ruby Johnson has now gone to be with the Lord on February 29, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. She leaves behind a husband, Jessie Earl Johnson; two kids, Misty Thomas and Dwayn Johnson; one grandson, Dalton Thomas; her mom, Nettie Barnes; five sisters and five brothers. Ruby always made life fun and she was always trying to take care of someone else. You never left Ruby’s house hungry and she would take in anyone to help them out. If she could throw a party for fun she would do it, she was always trying to get people together. We love you Ruby we will never forget your smile or personality! We will see you one day in heaven. No services are planned at this time. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfunera lservice.com. HENRY LEE FIELDS Henry Lee Fields, 93, of Siler City died Saturday, March 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born November 18, 1918 in Siler City, the son of the late Dave and Bessie Fields. Henry was a World War II veteran and retired as a supervisor of Selig Manufacturing Company. He was a loving husband and father that also had a great love for gardening. He was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruby Martin Fields; sons Ray and Bobby Fields. He was born to a family with ten sisters and brothers that also preceded him in death. Mr. Fields is survived by his son Lynn Fields and wife Erma of Ramseur; daughters, Becky and Denson Jones and Brenda and Jay McDaniel of Bennett; daughter-in-law Susan Fields of Asheboro; grandchildren, Robin Allen, Bill Fields, Tonya Dunlap, Sandy Fields, Jay McDaniel II, Christopher McDaniel and Lisa York. The family received friends Monday March 5, 2012 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Rives Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuner alhome.com. MARIE SHELTON BRAY Marie Shelton Bray, 100, of 187 Pine Forest Drive, Siler City died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Bray was born May 16, 1911 in Nashville, TN, the daughter of Charles Anderson and Sadie (Bush) Shelton. In 1936 she married Bun Benton Bray, Jr. and they enjoyed 59 years together. She owned and operated Marie’s School Of Dance. Marie led an active life that was full of many wonderful blessings. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Bray Hilton of Fredericksburg, VA, and Bonnie Bray Griffin of Atlantic Beach, NC; grandchildren, Amanda W. Thomasson of Fredericksburg, VA, Shannon L. Clapp of Siler City, Alison W. Diehl of Fort Rucker, AL, James Benton Gregory Williams of Fredericksburg, VA and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City with Rev. Tony Capehart officiating. A private family committal service followed. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralho me.com. GARY ALLEN FIELDS (CMPD-retired) Mr. Fields, 61, of Charlotte passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at his home. Gary, the son of the late Richard W. Fields and Nina Elaine Gaines Fields was born in Chatham County, North Carolina on August 14, 1950. He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War and earned the Bronze Star as well as several other medals and commendations. Mr. Fields started his career in law enforcement as a game warden for the North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement Agency. He moved to Charlotte in 1975 and joined the Mecklenburg County Police. Following the merger of the county and city police departments, Gary served in several positions before becoming a homicide detective. He retired in 2002 after 30 years of service. Surviving family members include his wife, Patricia Brady Fields; sons, Aaron (Tracy) Fields of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Jason (Cassandra) Fields of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; sisters, Kay (Dennis) Willett of Bonlee, North Carolina and Margaret Barth of Siler City, North Carolina. Gary is also survived by his four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. SHULAR F. DAVIS Burlington – Mrs. Shular F. Davis, 86, of 401 Harden Street, Burlington died at Ashton Place Health and Rehabilitation, McLeansville on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 12 noon. A native of Orange County, she was the daughter of Herman L. Farrell and Pauline Ray Farrell, both deceased. She retired from Duncan and Floyd, C.P.A. in Surfside Beach, SC. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of the ABWA. Mrs. Davis was the founder of TOPS, Chapter 53. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cindy D. Thompson and husband Jeff of Haw River, Mrs. Lisa D. Jenkins and husband Johnny of Elon; two sons, Mr. Jimmie W. Davis, Sr. (Tillie) and daughter-in-law Faye Davis, all of Burlington, Mr. Jack M. Davis, Sr. and wife Barbara, of Goldsboro; former husband, Percy J. Davis, Jr.; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Von Davis. The funeral service will be conducted at Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ernest Beck. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Other times they will be at the residence of a daughter, Cindy Thompson, 3473 Phillips Chapel Road, Haw River. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Staff at Ashton Place and Hospice for the kind and loving care shown to their mother. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson. com


JUANITA HUNT SMITH Juanita Hunt Smith passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. She was born August 23, 1949. A memorial service was held at Hospice of Asheboro by friends and family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Hunt, in-laws, Harvey and Fleda Smith, and father, Nathan Hunt. Survivors include her husband, Richard Smith of Justice Drive, Siler City; brother, Larry Hunt of Burlington; children, Tina Smith, Michael Smith of the home, Tony Hunt of Asheboro, Tammy Macon of Bennett; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Asheboro. ALICE SCOTT BROWN Alice Scott Brown, 86, of Bennett, died Saturday, (02-25-12) at her home. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (02-28-12) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Mrs. Brown was a native of Randolph County, retired from Weiman Furniture Mfg. in Ramseur, and a member of the Mt Zion United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin F. and Naomi Moore Scott, husband, Paul James Brown, son, Wayne Brown and brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughter, Patsey Sanders of Seagrove, Nancy Noyes of Siler City; son, Donald Brown of Bennett; brother, Graham Scott of Seagrove; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com. Memorials may be made to: Community Home Care and Hospice, 1414 East 11th St., Siler City, NC 27344. CLARA L. BROOKS Mrs. Clara L. Brooks, 65, of Cameron died Sunday (02-26-12) at Hospice House in Pinehurst. Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (02-29-12) at Cameron Grove AME Zion Church in Broadway. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Kenneth Brooks; son, Daryl Leake of Lawton, OK; daughters, Kimberly Harris of Pittsboro, Karen Brqaswell of Greensboro, Kendra Powell of Washington, DC; brothers, Leo Leake of Roanoke, VA, Ernest Leake, Billy Joe leake of Chapel Hill, Eugene Leake of Raleigh, Rev. Larry Leade of Monroe; sister, Carol Morgan of Seven Lakes; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Bethel AME Zion Church Building Fund, 255 Vass Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390. Condolences to: cewilliefune ralservice.com. ZELMA ANDERSON LORBACHER Mrs. Zelma Lorbacher, 95, died Friday (02-24-12) at The Laurels. Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, (02-26-12) at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Jones and Rev. Jim Cochran officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lorbacher was born to John and Lula Anderson in Durham County. She spent most of her life farming, with her late husband, Ervin Lorbacher. She was also preceded in death by brother, Wesley Anderson, sister, Thelma A. Mendenhall. Survivors include a son, Johnnie Alvin Lorbacher, Sr. of Angier; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. On line condolences to: www.hallwynne.com. —Paid Obituaries— EDWIN “ROGER”GARVEY Edwin “Roger” Garvey, 65, of 1079 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Garvey was born April 19, 1946 in New York, the son of Edwin Roger and Edith Corinne (Gibbons) Garvey, Sr. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Roger was employed by Performance Bicycle in Chapel Hill as facility maintenance. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Douglas) Garvey; four children, Kennith Garvey of New York, Christine, Eric and Craig; brothers, Kevin and Brian Garvey both of NY; sisters, Suzanne Poggio of Chicago, Maureen Garvey of California; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lineberger Office of External Affairs, Campus Box # 7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Note on check “In Memory of Roger Garvey”. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the family. RUTH PIKE BURKE CRABTREE Chapel Hill – Ruth Pike Burke Crabtree, 85, wife of the late William “Bill” James Crabtree, passed away Saturday evening, February 25, 2012, surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Seawell Carr Burke and the late Olive Pike Burke. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sylvania Elizabeth Burke. Ruth is survived by three daughters, Donna C. Cash and husband Ken, Denise C. Currin and husband Joe; Dawn C. Jackson and husband Gary, all of Chapel Hill. She has ten grandchildren, Chris and Mark Cash, Candace Currin White, Patrick, Suzanne, and Brandon Currin and Kendall, Will, Brandon, and Rachael Jackson and eight great-grandchildren. A native of Chatham County, she retired from UNC-Chapel Hill after 32 years of service. Ruth was a member of The Women’s Fellowship of the Southern Convention of Congregational Christian Churches. She was a member of Damascus Church for 67 years where she served as Sunday School teacher, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Director of Bible School, Director of Youth Fellowship and Church Librarian. Funeral service were conducted by Pastor Ernie Keck on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Damascus Church. She laid in state one hour prior to the service. Following the committal service in the church cemetery, the family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall, and at other times at the residence. Flowers are welcome. Memorials may be made to Damascus Congregational Christian Church Sunday School, 522 Damascus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City, NC. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com KEVIN DAVID LAGATOL Kevin David Lagatol 58, of 6670 Bonlee-Bennett Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lagatol was born in Bergen County, NJ on March 24, 1953 and was employed as a carpenter. He is survived by, Donna Broderick; one daughter, Sara Yuppa of Hillsdale, NJ; one son, Kevin D. Lagatol II, of Ramsey, NJ; mother, Doris Kuhnert Tordini and husband, Armando of Bear Creek; a grandson, Rich Yuppa of Hillsdale, NJ; two brothers, Thomas Lagatol and wife, Janice of Westwood, NJ, Glenn Lagatol and wife, Carmen of Sparrow Bush, NY. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City with Thomas Lagatol officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralho me.com. WILLIAM “BILLY” REED MARTIN William “Billy” Reed Martin, 60, of Liberty passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at his home. He was retired from the US Postal Service, a loving father, loved to fish and play guitar. A graveside funeral service was held Monday, (02-27-12) at 2 p.m. at Staley Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Jack Livingston. The family received friends Sunday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. He was the son of the late Charlie Reed and Della Spencer Martin and was also preceded in death by one son, Travis Martin. Billy is survived by his wife, Myra Bunton Martin; one daughter, Angie Martin of Liberty; two sons, Reed Martin of Albemarle, Christopher Martin of Mebane; one sister, Carolyn Smith of Liberty; four brothers, Charlie Martin of Virginia, Otis Martin of Siler City, Donald Martin of Liberty, Bobby Martin of Seagrove; and two grandsons, Tyler and Travis Martin. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27203. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www. LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving The Martin Family.


BRIAN CHRISTOPHER COBB Mr. Brian Christopher Cobb, 25, of Cary died Sunday (02-12-12) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were held Saturday (02-18-12) at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church. Survivors include parents, Freddie and Jacqueline Riggsbee Cobb of the home; daughter, Arana Adams; and sister, Kimberlee Cobb of the home. Condolences may be made to: cewilliefuneralservice.com KATHRYN SCOTTON Kathryn Scotton, 88, of Siler City died Friday (02-03-12) at U.N.C. Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 12 noon at First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Gray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A native of Chatham County, she was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Chatham County School System. She was a 2012 recipient of the Humanitarian Award at the Martin Luther King Day celebration. She was preceded in death by a son, Willie James Scotton. Surviving is her husband, Willie James Scotton; daughter, Amber S. Horton; sons, C.T. Scotton, Lawrence Scotton, Michael Scotton, all of Siler City; brother, Clyde Thomas Headen of Siler City; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. HAZEL ELLIS BLAND Mrs. Hazel Ellis Bland, 82, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (02-14-12) in her home. The celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, (02-17-12) from the graveside at Pittsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Ben Alexander and Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. A native of Chatham County, Mrs. Bland was born May 25, 1929 to Cecil and Josephine Hackney Ellis. She was a graduate of Pittsboro High School and operated a beauty salon from her home for a number of years. A member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church, she was active in the Diabetic Support Group at the Council on Aging. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bland was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bland, Jr. and a daughter, Peggy Chason. Survivors include her daughter, Sally Carr of Franklin, VA; brother, Charles Ray Ellis of Pittsboro; Hurdalene Ellis of Pittsboro; and one granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolence to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. JOHN HERBERT ALLRED Mr. John Herbert Allred, 88, died Saturday (02-18-12) at his home. The celebration of life services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (02-21-12), at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with pastor Ray Gooch presiding. Mr. Allred was born in Franklinville, January 20, 1924, the son of Michael Lewis Allred and Dora Hammer Allred. He served in World War II as a member of the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in Guam. He retired from Crawford and Company and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Jan Allred; sister, Gladys Norman and brother, Bill Allred. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Taylor Allred; son, Herb Allred of Siler City; daughter, Carol Lawrimore of Grayson, GA.; brother, Robert Reese Allred of Lake Havasee City, AZ; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences to : www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. LLOYD NOOE, JR. Mr. Lloyd Nooe, Jr., 74, formerly of Pittsboro died Monday (02-20-12) at Barbour Court Nursing Center in Smithfield. The services to celebrate his life was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (02-22-12) from the graveside at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Reverend Dr. Troy Lesher-Thomas presiding. The son of Lloyd Nooe, Sr. and Mary Reva Baggett, Mr. Nooe was born November 25, 1937 in Wake County. He was a member of Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. There are no immediate survivors. Friends visited with family in the church fellowship hall after the service. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. EMILY RUTH DIXON Mrs. Emily Dixon, 96, of Pittsboro, passed away at home, Tuesday, (03-21-12). Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and are in the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. View arrangements at www.hallwynne.com. —Paid Obituaries— DAVID THOMAS OSBORNE David Thomas Osborne, 61, of 320 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Siler City, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Osborne was born August 18, 1950 in Middletown, Ohio, the son of Charles Richard and Marilyn Allen Osborne. David was the torch bearer for the Special Olympics and the group home representative for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He played soccer and baseball at Campbell College and loved to dance. David was preceded in death by his step-father, Martin Freed and his father, Charles Osborne. David was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Osborne is survived by his mother, Marilyn Allen Freed. A graveside memorial service was held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Father James Fukes OFM officiating. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the entire staff of the group homes, particularly David Welch. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the family. ELEANOR WILSON THOMAS Mrs. Eleanor Wilson Thomas, 95, died February 18, 2012 at Twin Rivers Independent Living in Pittsboro. Mrs. Thomas was born July 16, 1916 in Orange County, NC, a daughter of Robert Lee Wilson and Blennie Clark Wilson. Mrs. Thomas loved her family; she also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, cooking and sewing. She liked being outdoors and tending her garden. Described as a “bridge shark”, Mrs. Thomas reveled in playing bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and John Gee of Greensboro, Roxie and Andy Hardy of Wilmington; grandchildren, Lisa (Andy) Blair and Thomas (Jennifer) Leary, all of Greensboro; Karen (Shawn) McCall and Joel (Leigh) Hardy, all of Wilmington; six great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Vance, Jackson, Lucas, Emory and Yates; and sister, Ann Lloyd of Durham. Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by her husband, William Benjamin Thomas. The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Eleanor Wilson Thomas was held at 2 o’clock Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion U.M.C. cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Special thanks to Dr. James Holt and Jane of Hospice for their kind and loving care. Also our gratitude to her caregivers Lisa, Regina, and Missy. Also, special thanks to Bob Harris. To honor Mrs. Thomas, please consider memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. Arrangements for Mrs. Thomas are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro. MARTHA ERNESTINE COTTEN HACKNEY Mrs. Martha Ernestine Cotten Hackney, 84, formerly of Nooe Street, Pittsboro, died February 16, 2012 at the Laurels of Chatham. Mrs. Hackney was born July 31, 1927 in Chatham County, a daughter of Ernest Cotten and Ila Waddell Cotten. Mrs. Hackney worked for a number of years at Chatham Mills, and later worked as a cashier at UNC Hospitals from which she retired following more than 20 years of service. Mrs. Hackney was a member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Archie and Peggy Hackney of Pittsboro; granddaughter, Tracee Whitaker and her husband Jaime; grandson, Donnie Wayne Hackney; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Max Cotten of Pittsboro; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Barber of Moncure. Mrs. Hackney was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Hackney; and two sons, David Hackney and Wayne Hackney. The service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Martha Ernestine Cotten Hackney was held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, February 19, 2012, at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ with Pastors Bob Wachs and Ray Gooch presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Friends visited with the family in the church fellowship hall immediately after the service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be sent to the Hanks Chapel U.C.C. Piano and Organ Fund, c/o Hanks Chapel U.C.C., PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. Arrangements for Mrs. Hackney are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro. MARIE HICKS DOCKHAM Asheboro –Marie Hicks Dockham, age 95, of 9285 Medical Plaze Drive, Charleston, SC died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC. A native of Denton, daughter of Cyrus and Eula Snider, Marie was previously a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Asheboro. A homemaker, she was known for her garden, and as a loving mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by a son Jeffrey Hicks, infant sons Phil, Harry, and Zeb, sister Alice Nash, and brothers Joel and Walter Snider. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Krista and Jim Burns of Charleston, SC; a son and his wife, Michael A. and Suzanne Hicks of Bear Creek, four grandchildren, four great-grand-children; sister, Hester Kearns of High Point, and several nieces and nephews. The graveside funeral was held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Park, 4538 US Hwy 220 Bus. North, Asheboro with Don Eisinger officiating. The family received friends at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave, Asheboro from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Please share remembrances and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com BAXTER REITZEL Baxter Reitzel of Siler City died Friday, February 17, 2012 in Chapel Hill. He was an Army veteran and retired from several businesses that he owned or co-owned. He was a former Rotarian and Jaycee and served as a volunteer for The Salvation Army, Chatham County Service Unit. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Siler City and served on several committees over the years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Storey) Reitzel of Siler City; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Donna of Beltsville, Maryland, Douglas and Kim of Galax, Virginia; and grandchildren, Emma, Georgia, Garrett and Davis. A graveside memorial service was held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. MARGIE FIELDS BUCKNER Marjorie Boyd Fields Buckner died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A chapel service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with the Dr. Tommy Steele, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee. Margie was the youngest child of Robert Palmer and Nannie Mae Andrew Boyd, born on February 23, 1927 in Chatham County. She attended Siler City Chapel for many years prior to her illness. She loved the Lord and her family, She was an outstanding cook and was a ‘special lady’, touching many lives with her kindness and always had a smile for everyone. Margie was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph M. Fields, Winfred E. Buckner and her son, Michael (Mike) Fields. She is survived by her daughter, Nannette Fields Buckner and husband, Ronnie of Siler City; sister, Louise B. Smith of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Karen Fields of Bennett; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Buckner, Todd Buckner, Chad Fields, Chuck Fields and Carmen Fields; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Claire and Brooke Fields. Memorials may be made to the Bible Broadcasting Network, P O Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241-7300 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1414 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Buckner family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


GARLAND GRAVES Mr. Garland Graves, 77, of Siler City died Saturday (02-04-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, (02-11-12) at 11 a.m. at Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife, Patricia Graves; sons, Gary and Garland Graves; daughter, Wanda McClean, Pamela Brown; brothers, Enos Graves, Alfred Graves; sisters, Maxine Bowden, Ruth Graves; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. MICHAEL WHITESED Michael Dennis Whitesed, 64, of Siler City died Wednesday, (02-08-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, (02-16-12) at 11 a.m. at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. Mr. Whitesed was born April 13, 1947 in Riverdale, MD, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Petersen) Whitesed. Michael was an Army Veteran of Vietnam and had been a firefighter. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Sullivan) Whitesed of Siler City; his mother; a sister, Eileen Whitesed both of Riverdale, MD; step-daughter, Elizabeth Shutz of Pittsboro; and one granddaughter. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. WILMA JEAN BIVENS Wilma Jean Bivens, 61, formerly of Goldston died Thursday, (02-09-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. A graveside service was held Saturday, (02-11-12) at 3 p.m. at Goldston Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Stowe officiating. Ms. Bivens was born in Chatham County May 25, 1950. She was a homemaker. Wilma was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Eliza Bivens. She is survived by a brother, Joe Bivens of Snow Camp. LOIS YVONNE HARRIS Lois Yvonne Harris, 71, of Pittsboro died Wednesday, (02-08-12). Funeral services were held Saturday (02-11-12) 11:30 a.m. at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro, with Rev. Laura Headen officiating. Burial followed at Seymour Cemetery in Moncure. Ms. Harris was a member of Mt. View AME Zion Church, and attended Chatham County Schools. Survivors include a sister, Hermenia Green of Moncure; and brothers, David Harris, Jr. of Raleigh and Daniel Harris of Baltimore, MD. —Paid Obituaries— FRANCES OLIVIA BURNS DARK Goldston – Frances Olivia Burns Dark passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at St. Joseph of the Pines, Southern Pines, NC. Olivia was born June 17, 1927. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church. Born and raised in Goldston, Olivia grew up working in her father’s store, The Farmer’s Union Store, in Goldston. While working there, she met and later married the love of her life, Paul Dark. Paul was the route salesman for Cheek’s Candy Distribution in Goldston and delivered candy to their store. After marriage, Olivia moved to Paul’s home place in Mt. Vernon Springs. Together, they raised poultry for Townsend, Black Angus cows, the biggest figs you have ever seen, fresh chicken eggs, the most beautiful green hydrangeas and a bountiful garden of vegetables every year. Paul passed away January 21, 2011. They were a team and are now back together again. She was known by her nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends as O’livia (with a long O), Spud and Aunt Owee. Olivia could make a fabulous fruitcake – a nephew had to make the purchase of the Rock & Rye at the liqueur store because she wouldn’t dare cross the threshold. She is an end of an era for the Burns family. She was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, brother and a great-nephew; Fred W. and Eliza Moses Burns; Ena Burns, Goldston; Emily Burns Valas, Pitman, NJ; Azile Burns Mock, Mocksville; Mary Fola Burns McInnis, Norman; Addison Burns, Goldston, and Todd McInnis of Norman. Though small in stature, Olivia was a strong woman with a huge heart, a big smile and an unforgettable, sweet voice; a voice that will be missed as much as her presence. We will never forget, “Well, anyway and anyhow” and “Naw”. She loved to burn the phone lines up with her dear friends, Ruby “Pee Wee” Heritage and Wilma Gunter. Olivia could always be found in her Bermuda shorts, sleeveless cotton shirts that were pressed by the sun on the line in the porch, and Keds rimmed in red clay from working in the garden. Olivia is survived by many that will miss her and most particularly, her nieces and nephews: Robert Valas of Wheaton, MD; Jane Valas, both of Pitman, NJ and Patricia Valas of Lovettsville, VA; Fred Mock and Harry Z. Mock, both of Mocksville; John McInnis of Norman and Tom McInnis of Ellerbe; great-nephews and niece: Jacob Mock of Spartanburg, SC; Dale McInnis of Rockingham; Johnny McInnis of Norman; Mary Anne McInnis Meacham of Rockingham; great-great nieces and nephews: Ryan McInnis, Samantha McInnis, Maxine McInnis, Luke McInnis, Will Meacham and Olivia (Owee) Meacham. Olivia also leaves behind special neighbors, Nathan and Kathleen Conroy, and a wonderful roommate and friend, Myrtle McCallum. She was fond of her former roommates and friends Mattie Thomas and Mary Dunlap that have passed. The devotion and care from Susanne McInnis has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. She was Olivia’s “Florence Nightingale” and Olivia looked forward to her visiting, their trips around town and her love. Finally, the family would like to thank all those that took care of her at St. Joseph of the Pines, in particular Vernell Fletcher. The family received friends Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church one hour prior to the 5 p.m. graveside service at the church. Memorials may be made to Mt Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church, PO Box 752, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. ADA ELIZABETH CARMAC Ada Elizabeth Carmac of Siler City died Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Holly Spring Friends Meeting. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Community Home Care & Hospice of Siler City for their love and care extended to Ada. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. ALBERT ARTHUR PICKETT Albert Arthur Pickett, 94 of Oak Island, NC, formerly of Siler City, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Hospital in Wilmington. Mr. Pickett was born in Chatham County on September 16, 1917, the son of Oran and Martha (Estridge) Pickett. He was an Army veteran of WW II. He served 33 months and seven days in combat, mostly under the command of General George Patton. He was a member of the famed Second Armored Division, Hell on Wheels, one of the most decorated and bravest divisions in America during WW II. Mr. Pickett fought in seven battles – Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, Sicily and Algeria-French Morocco. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the EAMET Campaign Medal with Seven Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church of Siler City. He retired from Selig Manufacturing Company, Siler City. Albert was proceeded in death by his parents and his sisters Alma Phillips, Wanda Jordan, Lula Butler, Leona Fields, Hazel Campbell, Laura Harper, Mozelle Pickett and brother Clyde Pickett. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Frances (Blair) Pickett; one daughter Paula Peele and husband Robert; two grandchildren, Michael Stout “Ol Buddy” of Greensboro and Alicia Stout “Sweet Girl” and fiancé Neil Cartrett of Charlotte; and “adopted grandson,” Dennis Diegel of Greensboro. He is also survived by his loving dogs, Charlie and Shorty and several grand dogs and a grand cat. Albert had a wonderful green thumb and still gardened until just a couple of years ago. He loved sharing his vegetables with others. He also love to fish and talk fish and war stories on the Oak Island Pier. He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Panthers. The family received friends Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church of Siler City with Dr. Rev. Eddie McClure officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or any Veterans Charity. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. ROBERT GLENN HANCOCK Robert G. Hancock, 86, of 2381 South Chatham Avenue, Siler City died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at his home. Mr. Hancock was born in Chatham County on October 19, 1925, son of Robert Glenn and Cora Etta Elkins Hancock. Robert was past president and Treasurer of Tri Angle Plywood and foreman for Hancock Lumber Company. He was a graduate of Old Wake Forest and attended N. C. State University. Robert was a graduate of Goldston High School, a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Walter Brewer Sunday school class. Robert was a founding member of the Siler City Country Club and a member of the Siler City Jaycees. He loved playing golf and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Mathews Hancock and daughter, Gloria. He is survived by one son, Charles Robert (Bob) Hancock and wife, Polly of Bear Creek; one sister, Doris H. Allen and husband, Bob of Ramseur; grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Melissa Hancock, Christopher Hancock, Heather Seagroves, Shelly Rainey Keith, Hugh Douglas Rainey II, Robert Dow Rainey and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and at other times at the family home. The funeral was held Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City.


NEIL JEFFERSON McLAURIN Mr. Neil Jefferson McLaurin, 97, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday (01-31-12) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center. The service of celebration was be conducted by Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Kevin Taylor at 2 p.m. Thursday, (02-02-12) from the graveside at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church cemetery. Born in Anson County on August 29, 1914, Mr. McLaurin was a son of Albert Hugh McLaurin and Lucy Elizabeth Rhyne McLaurin. He was a retired seafood dealer and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include sons, Hugh David McLaurin and Earl McLaurin, both of Pittsboro; daughters, Linda M. Ruth of Pittsboro, Faye M. Taylor of Winston-Salem; brother, Joe McLaurin of Siler City; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. McLaurin was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Cook McLaurin; a great-grandchild, six brothers and sisters. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. Memorial contributions may be directed to Pleasant Hill UMC Building Fund, PO Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312. JOANNE HENDERSON FREDERICKS Mrs. Joanne Henderson Fredericks, 54, died Tuesday (01-31-12) in her home. Plans for a memorial service, expected to be held in March, will be announced when confirmed. The daughter of Wallace Henderson and Delores Romaine Henderson, Joanne was born January 2, 1958 in Patterson, NJ. She began her career with the Chatham County school system working as a volunteer, and held various positions at North Chatham, Perry Harrison and Margaret Pollard schools. At the time of her death, Joanne was an office administrator at Margaret Pollard school. Surviving is her husband, John N. Fredericks; daughters, Rachel Margaret Fredericks of Chapel Hill, Megan Genzale of PA; mother, Delores R. Henderson of PA; sister, Laura Brush of PA; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions in Joanne’s name may be designated to the Memorial Garden Fund of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 7516. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. MAX NORWOOD Mr. Max Norwood, 92, of Pittsboro, died Thursday (02-02-12) at the Hock Family Pavilion of Duke Hospice in Durham. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, (02-06-12) at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jim Jones and the Rev. Al Hocutt officiated. Born November 28, 1919 in Chatham County, Mr. Norwood was a son of James Alexander Norwood and Myrtle Kate Harris Norwood. He was a graduate of Bynum School, and retired from Liggett and Meyers after over 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara N. Clark; two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Helen Mae Boone Norwood; daughters, Ruth Meeks of Sanford, Maxine Norwood of Durham;; brother, Victor Eugene “Pete” Norwood of Burlington; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. Memorials may be sent to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Mann’s Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312; Hock Family Pavilion / Duke Hospice, 4023 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. MARY E. BIVENS Mary E. Bivens 83, of Goldston passed away Thursday (02-02-12) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Graveside services were held Sunday (02-05-12) at 3 p.m at Goldston Cemetery. Ms. Bivens was a Chatham County native and the daughter of the late Johnny Frank and Nancy Swink Bivens. She was also preceded in death by six sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Bivens of Siler City; son, Joe Bivens of Snow Camp; brother, Otis Bivens of Morganton; one grandson and one great-grandaughter. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebrady chapel.com DAVID RONALD FERGUSON David Ronald Ferguson, 58, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, (01-31-12) at his residence. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday (02-05-12) at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was born February 28, 1953, the son of Lee Verne and Lula Mae (Robbins) Ferguson. He was a native of Randolph County, and a truck driver for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father and brothers, Carl Ferguson and Tom Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Teresa (Phillips) Ferguson, twin daughters, Amanda and Alecia Ferguson of the home; mother, Lula Mae Robbins Ferguson; sisters, Patty Staley of Staley, Martha Stout, Edna Overman, both of Liberty; brothers; Melvin Ferguson of and Garland “Chick” Ferguson, both of Liberty. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. MARIE THRIFT MITCHELL Mrs. Marie Thrift Mitchell, 81, of Pittsboro, die Monday (02-06-12) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (02-09-12) at Emmaus Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Moore presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall following the service. Mrs. Mitchell was born February 18, 1930 in Chatham County, a daughter of William McKinley Thrift and Evie Creed Thrift. A graduate of Pittsboro High School, she was a homemaker, and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church where she was involved with the Hospitality committee, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, the Prime Timer’s Senior Adults, the Women’s Missionary Union, and was a former teacher of children’s Sunday School classes. Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Brown, Sharon Thomas, both of Pittsboro; sister, Maxine Bristol, and brother, Curtis Thrift, both of Pittsboro; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Ray Mitchell; great-grand-daughter, Evie Judge; and sister, Ola Mae McInnis. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Prime Timer’s Senior Adults in care of Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope – Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. —Paid Obituaries— EDGAR EUGENE BLACK Liberty –Mr. Edgar Eugene Black, 63, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Moses Cone Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 2 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Whitsett. Interment followed at Gilmore Memorial Park. Mr. Black was born on April 28, 1948 in Randolph County. Eddie was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and The American Legion in Liberty. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Irene Long Black, and brother, Kenneth Black. Survivors include wife, Geraldine Lindley Black; children, Chris Black, Kim Smith; Nathan Cox, Mitch Cox, Colby Ferguson; grandchildren, Wrenn Smith, Brody Cox, Sydni Black; sister, Vicky Faulkner (Glenn); and brother, Mike Black (Peggy). The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel. Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com ALMA HALL TUTTLE Alma Hall Tuttle, 86, of North Fir Avenue, Siler City died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Tuttle was born July 2, 1925 in Thomasville, the daughter of Fred R. and Belia (Wynn) Hall. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Dale Tuttle. She is survived by one son, Duane Hall and wife Carol of Siler City; grandson, Duane Hall II of Raleigh, and a step-grandson, Greg Pearson of Washington, DC. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family. BOBBY FRANK PHILLIPS Bobby Frank Phillips, 77, of 181 Hilliard Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on January 26, 1935, the son of Paul Anderson and Rosie Sherman (Hunter) Phillips. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and retired from Mastercraft. His interests were hunting, going to flea markets and mowing his yard. He never met a stranger and loved to tease people. He enjoyed attending his church and spending time with his family. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Floyd Phillips and sister, Madelene Moore. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marie (Brooks) Phillips; one daughter, Vivian Headen and husband, Mike of Siler City; son, Donald Ray Phillips and wife, Melissa of Siler City; three sisters, Betty Carter of Siler City, Doris Dimeo of Siler City, Peggy Brooks of Bear Creek; brothers, Harlan Phillips of Lexington, William “Shug” Phillips of Bear Creek, Homer Phillips of Bear Creek, James Phillips of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Shvonne Rodriguez, Dwayne Moody, Jolene Sigler, Ethan Headen, Jacqueline Phillips and seven great-grandchildren. The family received friends Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner and Josh Conrad officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. DEBORAH HIATT TAYLOR Staley – Deborah Hiatt Taylor went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Family and friends received visitors following the service at the church. Debbie was born February 6, 1952 weighing a mere two pounds. She is the daughter of Eugene and Lillie Hiatt of Coleridge. She grew up in Coleridge in a family that was rich in the things that mattered. She is a 1970 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School. She and her husband, Donnie Taylor were married in 1971 and just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Upon marriage she became a mother to Cathy and Russell, their union was blessed years later with a son, Jacob. She worked to make their house a home, and was employed for many years at Stedmans in Asheboro. Upon Jacob’s birth, she retired from Stedmans to assume the role of mother and full time caretaker of their son. He was born with a rare genetic disorder, NKH. Always an encourager, she made time to help other families whose children were diagnosed with the same disorder. Today an organization (NKH.org) exists to offer support to families and to further the cause for a cure in part because of Debbie’s care and devotion. She became known to people around the world as the “Card Lady”. She sent birthday cards to every child that she knew of that had that disorder and Christmas cards to all the families. Some years she literally sent hundreds of cards. She truly enjoyed it. Shortly after Jacob’s death in 1998, she started having problems that were thought to be coming from arthritis and was showing almost stroke-like symptoms that were later diagnosed as a brain tumor. She has endured a great affliction without complaint, and has been an inspiration to us all. She still offered encouragement to new families and sent her cards as long as she possibly could. Her husband Donnie has been a loyal and faithful husband and care giver. She loved the Lord. When she was told she only had a short time to live some ten years ago she told doctors and anyone else that would listen, that it was God that ordered her days. And so He has, she will celebrate her 60th birthday on Monday in heaven. Debbie was preceded in death by a baby sister, Jo Anne Hiatt, her grandparents, Clifford and Ruth Hiatt of Ramseur and Clyde and Ida Kidd of Coleridge. She was a member of Deep River Baptist Church in Coleridge. She and her husband Donnie loved Fellowship Baptist Church and appreciated all the church family has done for them. The family would also like to thank Dr. Cheryl McNeill, her neurologist, for her years and care and the Randolph Hospice for their help and care. Debbie is survived by her husband, Donnie; her stepchildren; two grandchildren, Dalton and Christine; her parents, Eugene and Lillie Hiatt of Coleridge; sisters, Sandy Jarrell, Kathy McNeal, both of Coleridge, Joy McCorquodale of Cedar Falls and a brother, Laurie Eugene Hiatt, Jr. of Coleridge. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Make online condolences at: www.pughfuneralhome.com BEATRICE J. BURGESS Beatrice Jones Burgess, “Granny Bea”, 90, of 953 Frazier Road, Ramseur, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Kildee Wesleyan Church, Ramseur with Rev. Mark Wilburn and Rev. Roger Riffe, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She was a native of Chatham county, a homemaker and a member of the Kildee Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert R. and Irene Wilson Jones, her husband, Ernest E. Burgess, brother, Herbert W. Jones Jr., and sisters, Louise Dorsett, Margaret Pike, Hazel Hough, and Ruth Wilson. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah B. Beal and husband, Clyde, of Ramseur; son, Don D. Burgess of Wake Forest; sisters, Doris Gasque of Lumberton, Peggy Jones of Siler City; grandchildren, Michael Beal and wife Sherry, Marie Greene and husband Brian, Mark Burgess and wife Melissa; great grandchildren, Robert and Ashleigh Beal, Aubrey and Camryn Greene, Jackson Burgess; and special children, Zack and Victoria Gardner. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur, other times at the home of Sarah Beal, 900 Frazier Road, Ramseur. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur. Memorials may be made to Kildee Wesleyan Church, c/o Sam York, 3428 Hinshaw Country Road, Liberty, NC 27298. DORIS S. “DOT” COWART Doris S. “Dot” Cowart passed away peacefully on February 2, 2012, after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 88 years old. Born in Macon, GA, she grew up in Phenix City, AL, and had lived for the past 52 years in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. She was predeceased by her parents, James G. and Marian K. Cowart, her sister, Jimmie L. Hill, and her brother, Charles S. Cowart. Surviving are her niece, Diane K. Stoesser and her husband Jerry and great nephew, Jared E. Stoesser, all of La Habra, CA. Also she leaves behind her long-time friend and caregiver, Mary Ed Williams of Pittsboro, and her beloved dog, Mia, and her dearly loved Tar Heels. There will be no memorial service, except for one planned by her neighbors and friends for Super Bowl Sunday, which was her favorite day to party. In lieu of flowers, please, please make a donation in Dot’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of NC, <http://www.alznc.org/> , or to Duke Hospice, http://dhch. duhs.duke.edu/makedonation. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Seasons at Southpoint for their loving care of Dot for the last two years of her life, and to Duke Hospice, who took such marvelous care of her at the end. ROSE REITZEL “RED” PARRISH Mr. Rose Reitzel “Red” Parrish, 81, a resident of Siler City and a former resident of the Deep River community in High Point died Friday February 2, 2012 in Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Mr. Parrish was born in Guilford County, the son of Rose Ethelbert and Mamie Lavada Morris Parrish. He was a member of the graduating class of 1949 at Jamestown High School. He was a dairy farmer all of his life and trained horses for steeple jumping and fox hunting for Dan Whitaker who was Master of the Sedgefield Hunt Club. Mr. Parrish was a member of the Siler City Church of Christ. He was married on December 23, 1948 to the former Mary Frances Allred who preceded him in death on February 1, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Hope Parrish Tillitson, Frances Parrish Goodson and brother, Henry Clay Parrish. Surviving is one daughter, Shirley Frances Parrish of Zebulon; one son, Robert “Bob” Reitzel Parrish of Dunn; two brothers, Tommy Parrish of Trinity and Delmer Parrish of Thomasville, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by minister Neal Fain. Interment followed in Guilford Memorial Park. The family received friends at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Any memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online audio and written condolences can be made at Mr. Parrish’s website at www.haneslineberryfuneral homes.com. EUNICE MAE SHEPARD Crockett, VA – Eunice Mae Shepard, age 86, of 711 Crockett Road, Crockett, VA. died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Wythe Community Hospital. Service will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Visitation was held Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City. Mrs. Shepard was born in Sampson County, NC on December 1, 1925. She attended church during her prior residential stay in Bear Creek at Sandy Branch Baptist Church. She enjoyed the coast, mountains and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Willard Shepard of Virginia; sons, Ron Shepard of North Carolina, Keith Shepard of Georgia and Wally Shepard of Minnesota. She is preceded in death by brothers, Liston Smith and Harold Smith. She is survived by nieces Javetta Clark and Jennifer Thomas of North Carolina; nephew, Tony Smith of North Carolina. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralho me.com. TRACY DAWN TATE Siler City – Tracy Dawn Tate died on January 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Davidson County on January 24, 1984. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, with the Rev. Bobby Shutt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Tracy was preceded in death by her sister, Krystal Lynn Tate; uncle, David Tate; paternal grandmother, Carrie Tate Tosh; maternal grandparents, Winston C. Holland and Edna W. Holland. She is survived by daughter, Alyssa Ortiz of Thomasville; two sons, Cameron and Nicholas Ortiz of Pulaski, VA.; father of Tracy’s children, Robert Ortiz of Chicago, IL, the one she loved and held dearest to her heart from the day she met him until the day the Lord took her home. She was also survived by her parents, Johnny and Vickie Tate; two sisters, Teresa Lynn Scott of Siler City, Tonya Hornaday of Greensboro; god-parents, Ashley and Kenneth Hall, Logan, Lyndsey, Karsyn and Ryan all of Pittsboro; special aunt, Julie Fullen; special aunt and uncle, Rev. James and Linda Martin; aunt and uncle, Carol and Marvin Tate of Lexington, cousins and aunts, Tia, Kayla, Brandon and Keenan Tate of Lexington, Bobby, Tiffany, Buster and Beronica of Thomasville; aunt and uncle to Tracy’s kids, Raymond and Nickie, two cousins and Cody Ortiz; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Scott of Siler City; nieces, Yasmine and Madison Scott of Siler City. Survivors also include a very special friend and dearest person to her heart, mother-in-law, Diane Ortiz of Miami, Florida; and numerous other relatives and friends in Thomasville. Tracy touched a lot of peoples’ lives and loved her family more than anything, especially grandmother Carrie. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Make online condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.


LECY M. ALSTON Ms. Lecy M. Alston, 65, of Durham died Saturday, (02-21-12) at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday (01-25-12) at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Anthony Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Alston was a graduate of Horton High School and Deshazor Beauty School and was a licensed cosmetologist. She was a member of Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Ruth Alston of Pittsboro; brother, Johnie London Alston of Pittsboro; sisters, Elna Alston Smith, Cynthia Alston Suggs, both of Durham, Annette Alston of the home; adopted children, Kendra Smith of Richmond, VA and K. T. Jones of the home. ANNIE E. TAYLOR Mrs. Annie E. Taylor, 90, of Moncure died Monday (01-23-12) at Chatham Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday (01-27-12) at 3 p.m. at Liberty Chapel Church with Rev. Norman Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Liberty Chapel Church where she served at a member of the deacon board and the usher board. She was also a member of the C. Wesley Samuels #664 order of the Golden Circle, Eastern Star, and G. Wesley Allen Assembly #324. Surviving are her children, Burnice Taylor of Durham, Helen Alston of Pittsboro, Jerry Taylor of Moncure, Harold Taylor of Moncure, Maurice Taylor of Winston-Salem, Michael Perdy of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Carrie Scott of Brooklyn, NY, Elsie Dill of Washington, DC, Corene Richardson of Sarasota, FL; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. —Paid Obituaries— MICHAEL GROSS Michael Gross,loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, saw life through a different lens. His beautiful soul departed this earth on January 21, 2012. This gifted photographer and artist taught those he knew to see the little things; to appreciate the beauty all around us; to find glory in the fall of light on a child’s face. Michael’s kind, generous and caring nature was always evident in the way he treated children, animals and strangers who quickly became friends. His smile and laughter were cherished by all who knew him. He leaves behind thousands of photos, hundreds of memories, dozens of friends and one family who will miss him always. Funeral services were January 23, 2012, at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or local Humane Society. Online condolences may be made to www.andrewsmortuary.com. BERTIS ELMER MOORE Bertis Elmer Moore, 81, of 491 Elmer Moore Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Universal Health Care Of Ramseur. Mr. Moore was born September 17, 1930 in Chatham County, the son of Elmer and Annie Bell (Beaver) Moore. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church. He was a cattle farmer and owner/operator of the Old Place Restaurant. Bertis was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Moore; brothers, Aster, John Albert, Thomas Elbridge and Jack Moore and a sister, Kathleen Moore Cook. He is survived by one daughter, LuAnne Moore of Bear Creek; one son, Todd Moore of Siler City; one brother, Claiborne Moore and wife, Joyce of Henderson, KY; granddaughters, Laura Collins and husband, Chad of Bear Creek, Stephanie Moore of Bear Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders, Rev. Val Chadwick and Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. ANNIE RUTH GARNER ZIGLAR Annie Ruth Garner Ziglar, 92, of 260 Village Lake Road, Siler City died Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Coventry House of Siler City. Mrs. Ziglar was born in Lee County on February 26, 1919, the daughter of Efland and Sarah (Maness) Garner. She was a graduate of Siler City High School and Wingate College. A former resident of Newport News, Virginia, she was a member of Noland Memorial United Methodist Church. She was the first woman assigned as payroll clerk for the Newport News ship yard, a position she held for over forty years. Ruth was a sports fan and enjoyed playing golf. She also enjoyed reading. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil F. Ziglar in 1999 and a brother, Efland Garner, Jr. Survivors include one sister, Virginia Lupton of Siler City; nieces and nephews, Rennee’ Fields and husband, Steve, Mitchell Gurley and wife, Cindy, Keith Gurley, Amanda Gurley, Amber Teague and husband, Jeff; and special friends, Charles and Florence Turner. A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia. Smith & Buckner is assisting the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. SAMUEL OLIVER JOHNSON Samuel Oliver Johnson entered his eternal heavenly home on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the age of 87. Born March 20, 1924, he was the son of Robert Lee and Maude Tucker Johnson. A lifelong residence of Chatham County, he was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and worked for most of his life in the poultry industry. He was an Army Veteran of WW II. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Samuel was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Johnson; a sister, Lucille Cheek; and a grandson, Jeffrey Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille Dark Johnson; 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-grand-children, Jase Glenn Nicks, Lawson Gregory Cox, Nicolas Samuel Johnson, Emily Taylor Oates, Amber Rae Oates, Morgan Leanne Asbill, Jacob Max Asbill; and sister-in-law, Polly Johnson. The family received friends Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, other times at the home of his son, Edward Johnson, 1889 Wrenn Smith Road, Siler City. Services were held Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Dwight Jenkins and Rev. Sam Talley officiating. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. ROBERT LINCOLN GOODWIN, JR. Robert Lincoln Goodwin, Jr., 76, of 1836 Devils Tramping Ground, Bear Creek died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at his home. Mr. Goodwin was born March 7, 1935 in Apex, the son of Robert Lincoln and Margaret Johnson Goodwin, Sr. He was a retired construction worker, loved hunting, going to the beach and was a baseball sport fan. Robert was a member of the AKC and enjoyed breeding beagle dogs. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Hall Goodwin; one son, Ronald Lincoln Goodwin of Annapolis, MD; twin daughters, Sharon Goodwin Hensley of Asheboro, Karen Dawn Goodwin of Centreville, MD; two grandchildren, Caroline Grace and Zane Robert Goodwin; and a sister, Amanda Goodwin of Apex. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service was held Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. J. R. Bouldin officiating. Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Goodwin Family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. LEE CARRICK EMERSON Lee Carrick Emerson, 88, of Bear Creek died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Blue Ridge Health Care Center, Raleigh. Mr. Emerson was born January 27, 1924 in Chatham County, the son of William B. and Rosa Bell (Wilkinson) Emerson. He was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. Lee was a retired supervisor for Perdue Farms. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond Louis Emerson. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mannie (Dunn) Emerson of the home; one son, Garry L. Emerson and wife, Legina of Bear Creek; two brothers, William T. Emerson of Charlotte, James I. Emerson of Burlington; grandsons, John Emerson and wife, Shannon of Bear Creek, and James Emerson of Bear Creek. The family received friends Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, Bear Creek with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Val Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207 or to a charity of donor’s choice. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Emerson family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com


MARY WOOD BASTIN Mary Wood Bastin, formerly of Chatham County died Monday, (01-09-12) in Pueblo, Colorado. A memorial service was held at the Primrose Retirement Community in Pueblo. Mrs. Bastin was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1934, was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of the Chapel Hill Society of Friends. She was a member of the Chatham County Transportation Advisory Committee, Chatham County Chamber of Commerce, Siler City Rotary Club, Siler City Merchants Association and Pittsboro Merchants Association. She was founder and first president of the Chatham Citizens for Effective Communication. Survivors include sons, Stuart Bastin of Pueblo, Colorado, Alan Bastin of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 7403 Church Ranch Blvd (Suite 109), Westminster, CO 80021. NANCY ARTHURS GRIFFIN Nancy Arthurs Griffin, 73, of Pittsboro died Sunday, (01-22-12), at Cambridge Hills of Pittsboro. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, (01-26-12), in Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Ray Gooch. Burial will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery. A native of Chatham County, she was the daughter of G. Floyd and Vera Karriker Arthurs. Nancy began her career with First Federal Savings and Loan in Pittsboro and later retired from Raleigh Federal Savings after more than 20 years of service. Surviving relatives include daughters, Darlene Flaherty of Asheville, Kathy Thompson of Pittsboro; sons, Daryl and Brian Griffin both of Pittsboro; sister, Libby Hoyle of Burlington; brother, William Ray Arthurs of Pittsboro; and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service and at other times at the home of Brian Griffin, 283 L&W Lane, Pittsboro. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer UMC, 724 Beaver Creek Rd., Apex, NC 27502. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com CHARLIE ROBERT MOFFITT Charlie Robert Moffitt, 82, of Greensboro died Sunday, (01-22-12) at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. The funeral will be Friday, (01-27-12) at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Ellison officiating. Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Moffitt was born in Randolph County on February 8, 1929, the son of Ernest and Dovie (Craven) Moffitt. He was a graduate of Siler City High School where he played football. He had been a driver for Roadway Express and a member of the West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Kerley Moffitt; his parents and brothers, Samuel and Haywood Moffitt. Survivors include sons, Charlie R. Moffitt II of Stafford, VA, Richard A. Moffitt of Greensboro; daughters, Yvonne Ore of Burlington, Jennifer Moffitt of Pleasant Garden, Sylvia Ann “Sam” Moffitt of Greensboro; sisters, Clara Mae Lackey of Greensboro, Norva Fisher of Bear Creek; six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, (01-26-12) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. PENNY LURAY WRIGHT Penny Luray Wright, 46, of Siler City died Sunday, (01-22-12) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. A graveside service was held Wednesday, (01-25-12) at 11 a.m. at South Fork Friends Meeting with Andrew Needham officiating. The family received friends at the church following the graveside service. Ms. Wright was born July 16, 1965 in Chatham County the daughter of Joseph Moore Wright, Jr. and Brenda Tucker Wright. She was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High and a member of South Fork Friends Meeting. She had worked for National Pen, Inc. in Nashville, TN as a commercial artist, and in recent years she had been a child care provider. Penny was preceded in death by her father, Joseph M. Wright, her grandparents, Naomi Johnson, Joseph and Inez Wright. Survivors include her mother, Brenda Tucker Wright; and grandfather, Nat Johnson of Staley. Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com —Paid Obituaries— BEN RAY MOODY Ben Ray Moody, 87, a life-long resident of Siler City, died January 19, 2012, and was reunited with his loving wife of 54 years, the late Polly Darden Moody. Mr. Moody was born July 24, 1924 in Western North Carolina, the son of the late Noah Ben and Elisa Roberts Moody. In a life devoted to helping others, he served his country as a World War II Navy Veteran and his community through his dedicated service as an Honorary Lifelong Member of the Siler City Lion’s Club, Masonic Lodge #403 and as an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City. He is survived by his daughter, Lucinda Rae Moody Chreitzberg, and son-in-law, Mike Chreitzberg of Lake Norman. He is also survived by a special nephew, Alan Lane of Florida and sister-in-law, Jean Lambert Darden of Clemmons, NC, along with several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Betty Moody Phillips, and a sister, Charlotte Moody Lane. He was retired after over 30 years of service to Chatham Insurance & Realty. His years in the Navy sparked a lifelong love for airplanes. He loved dogs, especially his boxers, Ladybug and Cindy Lu, and cooking for the Methodist Men’s breakfasts at his church. Mr. Moody’s real passion, however, was helping others. He worked tirelessly to benefit the blind through the Lion’s Club, to help homebound members of his church, and would help anyone in his community who called on him, whatever the hour of the day or night. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, with the Rev. Clyde Denny and the Rev. Chan Shaver of Jamestown, a nephew by marriage. 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.pughfuneralhome.com. LOUISE SCOTT ALBRIGHT Louise Scott Albright, 86, of 2520 Staley-Snow Camp Road, Siler City died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington. Mrs. Albright was born in Randolph County on June 5, 1925, the daughter of Fletcher Lee and Emma (Bray) Scott. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Louise was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Younger and a brother, Claude Scott. She is survived by her husband, Francis “New Ground” Albright of Siler City; one son, Mitchell Lutterloh and wife, Judy of Graham; one brother, Jack Scott and wife, Mary of Siler City; grandsons, Justin Lutterloh and wife Holli of Mebane, Aaron Lutterloh and wife Jessica of Graham; great-grand-daughter, Ava Grace Lutterloh; nieces, Linda Moody, Shirley Johnson, Tina Oldham, Sarah Deluca, Cynthia Brown and nephew, Ronald Scott. The family received friends Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery, Liberty. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. VIRGINIA SHOE ROGERS GEORGE Virginia Shoe Rogers George, 78, of 349 Southern High School Road, Lot 2, Graham passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:50 a.m. at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Burlington. Mrs. George was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. She was a member of Victory Chapel Wesleyan Church. A people person, she always said he had never met a stranger. Survivors include daughters, Carolyn R. Poe and husband Larry of Siler City, Rita R. Williams and husband Eugene of Snow Camp, Kathy R. Younger and husband Randy of Graham, Rose R. Daniels and husband Chuck of Graham; son, Carson “Doc” Rogers, Jr. and wife Deborah of Graham; grandchildren, Candy Poe Thomas, Jenny Poe Lineberry, Larry Poe, Jr., Roger Williams, Tabitha F. Williams, Matthew Younger, Jonathan Younger, Brandi Rogers-Garner; great-grandchildren, Parker Poe, Jake Poe, Lilly Mae Poe, Jessica Thomas, Makayla Thomas, Trey Lineberry, Morgan Lineberry, Logan Younger; sisters, Marybelle Davis of Graham, Lula Rogers of Graham, Shirley Petty and husband JC of Graham; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. George was preceded in death by her parents, William Harlen Shoe and Lilly Herron Shoe; husband, Jessie T. George; brothers, Winfred Shoe, Jim Shoe and Ross Shoe. The funeral services were held Monday, January 23, 2012 at Victory Chapel Wesleyan Church with burial in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Ray Brim officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home in Graham. At other times, the family was at the home of the daughter Rose at 7116 Rogers Farm Lane, Graham. Condolences may be made to: www.mcclurefuneralser vice.net. JAMES ALLEN JORDAN Pittsboro – James Allen Jordan, 82, of Siler City died on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. His previous residences included a group home in Durham and Hill Forest Rest Home in Goldston. James was born in Siler City on July 3, 1929 to Tom and Cara Wrenn Jordan of Siler City. He is survived by his oldest brother, Rev. Robert Harry Jordan and wife Frances Weaver Jordan of Wilson, brother, Wrenn Jordan of Siler City; nephew, Thomas Mark Jordan of Durham; and niece, Charlotte Frances Jordan of Raleigh. James was known for enjoying people, singing hymns, special friends and pets. He worked at the Orange Person Chatham workshop. A committal graveside service will be held for family and friends on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Siler City Oakwood Cemetery. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.


HAZEL STANLEY BRADY Hazel Stanley Brady made her heavenly flight Monday, January 16, 2012 at the age of 95. She was the daughter of Rev. George and Ida Laura (Pickett) Stanley. Grandma Brady, as she was called by most, loved her flowers and was a seamstress of exceptional caliber. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, J. David Brady, her parents, thirteen brothers and sisters, three sons-in-law. She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca B. “Becky” Brooks of Siler City, Carole B. Langley of Staley, Brenda B. Ward and husband, Paul of Siler City; and one son, Rev. Hank Brady and wife, Dianne of Sparta; grandchildren, Rhonda B. Wilkie and husband, Barry of Siler City, Alan Brooks and wife, Carole of Kernersville, Tahia Langley of Staley, Rev. Brad Gaines and wife, Cheryl of Greensboro, Chad Gaines of Siler City, Sandon Brady of Los Angeles, CA, Misty Brady of Fuquay-Varina; step-granddaughters, Jan Cheek and husband, Ronnie of Liberty, Sandy Coletta and husband, Ugo of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Drew and Lance Wilkie, Bridgette, Skye and Monika Brooks; step-great-grand-children, Jason Cheek, Lauren Brewer, Nathan and Michael Coletta; great-great-grand-children, Olivia and Emma Wilkie and six step-great-great-grandchildren. The family received friends Wednesday, January 18, 2012 following the funeral service in the church fellowship hall. The funeral was held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City. Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330 or to the scholarship fund at the Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Charlotte and Angela of Liberty Hospice and to Donna Matthews. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.


ETHEL MURRAY HICKS Ethel Murray Hicks, 90, of Staley, died Wednesday, (01-04-12) at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, (01-06-12), at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, with Rev. Todd Moore officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hicks was a Randolph County native, retired from Burlington Industries, Liberty Chair, and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Florence Pugh Murray, brother, Max Murray, and sisters, Blanche Thompson and Beulah Williams. Survivors include her husband, June Brady Hicks of the home; daughter, Barbara H. Farrington of the home; son, Larry W. Hicks, Sr. of Staley, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Condolences online to: www.loflinfuneralservice.com Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Rd., Staley, NC 27355. GOLDA KIMREY JOHNSON Golda Kimrey Johnson, 85, of Ramseur, formerly of Siler City, died Wednesday, (01-04-12) at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, (01-07-12), at First Baptist Church of Siler City, with Rev. James Wall, officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. A native of Randolph County she retired from Siler City Hosiery and was a member of the ‘Joy in the Morning’ club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Barrow Missions Group in Siler City. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Johnson, her parents, Fleming and Pearl Williams Kimrey, sisters, Areline Curtis and Ruhedell Gunter. Survivors include sisters, Gertrude Kimrey, of Liberty, Marie Allred of Asheboro; and a brother, Vernon Kimrey, of Ramseur.   Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneral service.com. Memorials may be made to, First Baptist Church of Siler City, Barrow Mission Group, c/o Elma Kelly, 314 N 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344. JESSE FRANKLIN GLOSSON Jesse Franklin Glosson died Saturday, (01-07-12) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, (01-10-12) at Gum Springs Baptist Church in Moncure. Mr. Glosson was born in Chatham County to Spurgeon and Martha Harward Glosson on August 25, 1931.He was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church in Moncure, and served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Frankie Mae Campbell Glosson; children, Kenneth Triplett, Ronald Triplett, Timothy Glosson, Carol Paisley, Lynn Rich; sister, Callie Flinchum; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. For more information please visit our website at www.hallwynne.com MARY TRIPP TEASLEY Mrs. Mary Tripp Teasley, 81, of Pittsboro, died Friday, (01-06-12) at her home. The celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, (01-12-12), from the graveside at Rev. Jim Jones officiating. Friends may visit with the family immediately after the service. Mrs. Teasley was born in Chatham County, July 11, 1930. She was a retired waitress, and had attended Manns Chapel Church. Survivors include a son Wayne Mayse of Pittsboro; a grandson, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, I. D. Teasley, preceded her in death. Online condolences to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”. REV. JAMES BROOKS McSWAIN Rev. James Brooks McSwain, Sr. died Thursday (12-22-11) at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Rev. McSwain was born May 20, 1957 to the late Louise and Lacy McSwain. A graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, he attended Central Carolina Community College. He worked in textiles and later was owner and operator of a consignment and furniture store. A member of the Church of God of Prophecy, he pastored in Mebane and Eli Whitney for 17 years, and was an Associate Pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Chapel Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Marsh and brother, Timothy McSwain. Survivors include his wife, Nancy McSwain; sons, James McSwain of Siler City, Chad McSwain of Virginia Beach; sisters, Daisy McSwain, Ruby McSwain, Helen Glover, Susan Shoffner, all of Siler City; brothers, Lacy Brooks of Greensboro and Gilbert McSwain of Durham. MINISTER MARY BELLE MARSH Minister Mary Belle Marsh Died Saturday, (12-24-11) at her home. Mrs. Marsh was born in Chatham County, October 27, 1927 to the late George Benny marsh and Ometer Bynum Marsh, and was educated in the Chatham County Schools. She worked for Webster Poultry while attending Bethel Bible Institute in Sanford. She was a member of Mount Calvary Holiness Church and served as Sunday School Superintendent, adult Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the adult choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Robert Slade Marsh; brothers, David, Leon, George, Jr., Preston, Monroe and Henry Marsh; sisters, Catherine Baldwin, Rev. Bessie Goldston, Iner Johnson and Mozelle Marsh. Survivors include a son, Calvin marsh of Bear Creek; daughters, Evangelist Gwendolyn Siler, Myra Hall, b9th of Bear Creek, Jacqueline Marsh of Roanoke, VA; sister, Minister Bertha Fralin of Roanoke, VA; brothers, Isiah Marsh, Bear Creek, Homer Marsh of Mt. Vernon Springs, Percy Marsh of Liberty; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. CHARLIE SMITH, JR. Charlie Smith, Jr. died Tuesday, (01-03-12). Mr. Smith was born February 2, 1925, the son of Charles Smith, Sr. and Savannah Mauldin. He attended Chatham County Schools and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He retired from Hadley Peoples Textiles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Smith and a sister, Coleen Smith Brown. Survivors include his children, Theodore Smith, Jimmy Smith, Shirley Sutton, Marie Headen, Virginia Nettles, all of Siler City, Thomas Smith of Jacksonville, Brenda Snips of Greensboro, Henry Smith of Lillington; 19 grandchildren and 39 great-grand-children. MELODI ANN MICHAEL THRIFT Melodi Ann Michael Thrift, 45, of Siler City died Monday, (01-09-12) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. The funeral will be Thursday, (01-12-12) at 2 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Thrift was born July 26, 1966 in Smithfield. She was employed with the UNC Public Health System, and attended Rocky River Baptist Church. Melodi was active in PTA and volunteered for other community activities. She is survived by her husband, William Trent Thrift; sons, Jimmy Wayne Worrells of Killeen, TX, Lars Ahren Thrift and Erik Thomas Thrift, both of the home; one grandson; mother and step-father, Patricia and Freddie Howell of Selma; sisters, Edie Michael of Selma, Gina Lowery of Mooresville, D’Ann Richard of Charlotte; and one brother, C. G. Howell of Princeton. The family received friends Wednesday, (01-11-12) from 6-8 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chatham Area Network for Therapeutic Riding, P. O. Box 988, Siler City, NC 27344. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. MARSHALL REID OLDHAM Marshall Reid Oldham, 56, of Bear Creek died Monday, (01-09-12) at Duke University Medical Center, Durham. A graveside service will be held Thursday, (01-12-12) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Mr. Oldham was born May 26, 1955 in Chatham County, the son of John M. and Zetta (Bright) Oldham. He was preceded in death by his parents. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. —Paid Obituaries— JIMMY VERLE WARD Jimmy Verle Ward, 80, of Ward Road, Staley died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Care View Rest Home, Snow Camp. Mr. Ward was born in Randolph County, December 8, 1931, the son of Verlie and Ethel (Fogleman) Ward. He was the owner/operator of Ward’s Sheet Metal and Roofing and an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his family on the farm and at Badin Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Verlie Ward; brothers-in-law, H. L. Langley and Curtis Budd. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Ondrea, Linda and all the assistants of Care View Rest Home and Community Home Care and Hospice for their loving care. Survivors include one sister, Jane Ward Budd of Liberty; one brother, Jerry Ward and wife Faye of Siler City; niece, Dawn Ward Elkins and husband Ron; grand niece, Sarah Elizabeth Elkins and grand nephew, Justin Ward Elkins. The family received friends Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Jerry and Faye Ward, 311 South Third Avenue, Siler City. The funeral was held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clifford Williams and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial followed in Staley Cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344 or First United Methodist Church, P O Box 26, Staley, NC 27355. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com. REXFORD JOHNSON Rexford Johnson, age 85, of 808 Wagoner Road, Elon passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his residence. A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Lillian Kirby Johnson and son of the late Euliss and Lillie Elmore Johnson. He was a member of Burlington Assembly of God, where he served as Deacon and a Deacon in Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church. He had been an employee of Hadley-Peoples in Siler City for 53 years. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Kirby Johnson of the home; daughter, Patricia J. Cox of Elon; son, Michael Kirby Johnson of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Adam Johnson, Lindsey Johnson, Andrea Cox and Jonathon Cox; brothers, Roland Johnson of Yadkinville and Paul Johnson of Burlington; sisters, Margaret Hough, June Carol Easter, both of Siler City and Doris Talent of Yadkinville; He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Abee and Magdalene Gaines; brothers, Herman Johnson and Herbert Johnson. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Howard Thompson. Interment was in Alamance Memorial Park. Mr. Johnson remained at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory through the funeral service. The family received friends at the funeral home following the funeral service. Memorials may be made to Caring Kitchen, c/o Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker Street, Burlington, NC 27215. You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

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