Obituaries

01-18-2018

CARY DONALD MOORE
Cary Donald “Coach” Moore, 69, of Taylorsville passed away on Thursday (11-02-2017).
A memorial service will be held Saturday (1-20-2018) at 4 p.m. with visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville, NC.

HELEN LOUISE THOMAS
Helen Louise Thomas, 65, died Saturday, (01-13-2018) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
The family will receive friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Thursday, (01-18-2018) from 1 to 2 p.m.  The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ernest Hinson officiating.
She was born April 19, 1952 to Florence Baker and the late Dewitt Baker of Sanford. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Baker.  She worked at “Lowe’s Home Improvement” for 29 years.
She is survived by her husband, Fleet Thomas, Jr. of Broadway; son, Mark Thomas; daughter, Renee Thomas Covert; five grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Mason, Judy King; and brother, Bobby Baker, all of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Helen Thomas Memorial Fund at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

GILBERT HARRISON RIDDLE, JR.
Gilbert Harrison Riddle, Jr, 82, of Sanford, died Friday, (01-12-2018) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial service was held at Tramway Baptist Church on Tuesday, (01-16-2018)  at 3 p.m. with Dr. John Allen and Mr. Travis Corley presiding.  A private burial will be held at a later date.
He was born in Lee County on September 7, 1935, to the late Gilbert H. Riddle Sr. and Margaret Odessa Conder.    He was a member of Tramway Baptist Church.  He served his country in the US Army’s Infantry Division.  Mr. Riddle was a furniture maker.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Cox, brothers, Harold and Edsel Riddle; sisters, Gertrude Johnson and Clara Lee Reafleng.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years,  Faye Maness Riddle of the home; son, Mike Riddle of Sanford; brother, Bob Riddle of Augusta, GA; four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, conside donations to local VFW Chapters.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH H. ASHLEY
Kenneth H. Ashley, 57, of Shannon, NC died Wednesday, (01-10-2018) at VA Medical Center in Durham.
A graveside service will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3 p.m.at God’s Holy Assembly Cemetery, Shannon, with military honors.
Mr. Ashley was born April 4, 1960 in San Diego, California, the son of Curtis Ashley, Sr. and Dorothy (Hatfield) Ashley.  Kenneth was a self- employed painter, and a US Marine Corp Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda (McGirt) Ashley of Shannon; daughter, Candy Fortner of Snow Camp; brothers, Michael J. Ashley of Tulsa, OK, John P. Ashley of Burlington, Curtis C. Ashley, Jr. of Pittsboro; step-daughters, Jeanne Yahne of Kinston, Victoria Carter of Raeford; step-sons, Kevin McGirt of Shannon, Josh Dial of Fayetteville; and 17 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344, to assist with funeral expenses.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

IDA JOHNSON RAMOS MOODY
Mrs. Ida Johnson Ramos Moody of Siler City passed on Saturday, (01-06-2018) at Chatham Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, (01-12-2018) at Evans Chapel AME Zion Church with interment following in the church cemetery.

PAUL FRANKLIN LESTER
Mr. Paul Franklin Lester, 72, of Cameron passsed on Tuesday, (01-09-2018) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

RUTH HOFFMAN
Ruth L. Hoffman, 95, of Sanford passed Saturday, (01-13-2018) at Sanford Realth & Rehabilitation.
Arrangements by: Knotts Fuenral Home, Sanford.

ELSIE BETHUNE McLEAN
Mrs. Elsie Bethune McLean, 81, of Sanford passed on Wednesday, (01-10-2018) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

TONY MARK DOUGLAS
Tony Mark Douglas, 56, of Sanford, passsed on Friday, (01-12-2018) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

SAMUEL L. McLEAN
Mr. Samuel L. McLean, 77 of Sanford, NC, passed on Sunday,(01-14-2018) at Duke Hospital..
The family will receive family and friends at 2421 Shawnee Drive, Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford

VERBLE ARDINIA WILLIAMS ROBERTS DOLLAR
Verble Ardinia Williams Roberts Dollar, 93, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, (01-12-2018) at Duke Hospital.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, (01-20-2018) at 2 p.m. at Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Virginia Taylor presiding. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall, following that service.
Verble was born in Pitt County on April 23, 1924 to the late William Isaac and Sadie Vainwright Williams. She is also preceded in death by her husbands, H. Donald Roberts and Clayton Dollar.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Roberts of Chapel Hill; daughter, Brenda Roberts of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Missionary Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

RONALD WAYNE PARTIN
Ronald Wayne Partin, 76 of Durham, died Tuesday (01/09/2018) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Graveside services were held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Apex with Rev. Randy Umberger officiating.
He was born October 12, 1941, son of the late Aubrey Lee and Myrtle Currie Partin. He was preceded in death by his parents.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army,  was retired from the North Carolina Army National Guard and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Surviving is his wife, Vera Goodwin Partin of the home; sons, Anthony Wayne Partin of Durham, Billy Joe Partin of Pittsboro; sisters, Peggy Partin Humphries, Gloria Jean Partin and Betty Partin Woods;  brother, Jimmy Aubrey Partin; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials are made to the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1288 Mt. Pisgah Church Road, Apex, NC 27523.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

MARTHA HARRINGTON
Martha Harris Harrington, 79, of Moncure, died Friday,(01-12-2018)at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was born in Lee County, on June 23, 1938, to the late L J and Evelyn Burns Harris.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherri Harrington and brothers, Bryant and Earl Harris.  She was a member of Buckhorn United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
She is survived by her husband, Zeb D. Harrington of the home; sons, Gerald Harrington of Nakina, and Chris Harrington of Moncure; a daughter, Jane Bethea of Moncure; and five grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

SYLVIA MAE JAMERSON DRUCKEMILLER
Sylvia Mae Jamerson Druckemiller, 63, of Sanford, died Monday, (01-08-2018) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held on Monday, (01-15-2018) at 2 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Curtis Norris officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Harnett County on April 15, 1954 to the late James Arthur and Leithia Lawson Jamerson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several siblings.
Sylvia is survived by sons, Tony Druckemiller and Dwight Druckemiller, both of Ohio, James Druckemiller of South Carolina, Chad Druckemiller of Sanford; daughters, Kisha Campbell of Lillington and Isis Druckemiller of Sanford; brother, Johnny Jamerson of Cameron; sisters, Marie Dunlap of Sanford, Veronica Domingues of Sanford; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DORIS ELIZABETH SPIVEY BURICHIN
Doris Elizabeth Spivey Burichin, 81, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (01-13-2018) at Liberty Commons.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, (01-20-2018) at 1 p.m. at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Gregg Presnal officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
She was born in Lee County, on January 19, 1936, to the late Artemis “AJ” Spivey and Lucille Thomas Spivey.  Mrs. Burichin was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lawrence Burichin, Jr. and by one brother, A.A.Pete Spivey.
She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Anne Burichin of Sanford; brother, Phil Spivey of Cary; sister, Shelby Truelove of Sanford; one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS C. CRUTCHFIELD
Thomas “Tom” Charles Crutchfield, 89, of Wilmington, formerly of Siler City, died Saturday, (01-13-2018) at Morningside of Wilmington.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, (01-20-2018) at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur, with Rev. Randy Kelley officiating.
Tom was a native of Chatham County and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris “Dodie” Hagan Crutchfield, and parents, Charlie and Annie Hudson Crutchfield.
Survivors: daughters, Sheila Perkins of Evansville, IN., Rita Alesi, of San Leon, TX; son, Chuck Crutchfield of Wilmington; sister, Peggy White of Siler City; brother, Alfred Crutchfield of Liberty, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
No visitation is scheduled.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Rd., #250, Charlotte, NC 28209 or to Liberty Homecare & Hospice of Wilmington, 2550 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

01-11-2018

MARY JO WATSON STEWART-SEYMORE
Mrs. Mary Jo Watson Stewart-Seymore, 83, of Broadway,  and Myrtle Beach, S. C., passed away Wednesday, (01-13-2018), at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A celebration of life service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, (02-03-2018) in the Proctor Building of Congregational Christian Church, 326 McIver Street, Sanford.
Stewart-Seymore was born in Caswell County, on October 29, 1934, to the late Bruce Bryant Watson and Ruth Beatrice Brim Watson.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Stewart.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen D. Seymore, Jr.; son, Bryan Stewart of Aiken, SC; step-son, Jeffrey Seymore of Daniel Island,SC;  daughter, Helen Smith of Sanford; step-daughters, Melite Secino of Fredericksburg, VA, Jenny Seymore Tier of Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Larry Watson of Cary, Bruce Watson of Sanford; sister, Donna Weeks of Eastover; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jon McInnis Scholarship Fund c/o Congregational Christian Church, P. O. Box 242, Sanford, N.C.  27331.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

ERNEST ELADIO FONSECA
Ernest Eladio Fonseca, 86, of Moncure, formerly of Deland,FL passed away at his home on Monday 01/01/2018).
Funeral service was conducted on Sunday (01/07/2018) at the Smith Funeral Home in Moncure with the Rev. Robert Bridwell, officiating.
Graveside service was scheduled for Monday (01/08/2018) at the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, with military honors.
He was born in Guttenberg, NJ on January 23,1931, son of Eladio Raphael Fonseca and  Marguriette Weiderman Fonseca Fox.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son, James Ernest Fonseca. Mr. Fonseca was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Biondo Fonseca of the home; daughter, Anita Harrell-Fiks of the home; son, John Ralph Fonseca of Crossville, TN; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BRUCE EDWARD HICKMAN
Bruce Edward Hickman, 74, of Sanford, died Saturday, (01-06-2018) at his home.
The graveside service was held on Tuesday, (01-09-2018) at 11 a.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Hickman officiating.
He was born in Lee County on September 25, 1943 to the late Robert Hickman, Sr. and Oma Gracie Holder Hickman.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia King Hickman; brothers, Ronald Wade Hickman, J.D. Hickman, Robert Junior Hickman and sister, Margie H. Nixon.
Bruce is survived by sisters, Shirley Spivey and Thelma Wall, both of Sanford; and step-sons, Johnny King and William Youngblood, both of Sanford.
Donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, 8533 Cox Mill Road, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT ALLEN HILL
Robert Allen Hill (Bob), 92, of Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, passed away Thursday (12-21-2017).
A private family service was held. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday (01-27-2018) at 10 a.m. at the auditorium of Galloway Ridge, where military honors and a flag will be presented to the family.
Robert was born February 16, 1925 to the late Dora and Allen Hill in East Orange, NJ. He was preceded in death by his wife, June M Hill. Bob served in the Navy in the South Pacific, aboard the USS San Francisco during World War II. He graduated from Princeton University, and retired from a career with N.J. Bell Telephone Company. He was active in the Rotary Club, and was President of the YMCA Board. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Venice, FL.
Surviving are his children, Johns R Hill of Bonita Springs, FL, Roberta H Gammon of Stoney Creek,   Joyce H Esterhuizen of Pittsboro; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Donations to Bob’s memory may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4365 FL-776, Venice, FL 34293.

CHARLES THOMAS GRAY
Charles Thomas Gray, 89, of Apex, died Monday (01-08-2018) at Jim and Betsy Bryan UNC Hospice Home in Pittsboro.
He was born in Wake County, son of the late Charley Thomas and Alice Ashworth Gray.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jackie Cash Gray, daughter Debra Collins, great granddaughter Katie Collins and his sister LaRue Mitchell.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Umberger officiating.  Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Surviving is his daughter, Robin Blalock;  son, Tony Gray;  six grandchildren and eleven great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, one hour prior to the memorial service at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1288 Mt. Pisgah Church Rd., Apex, NC 27523.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

JAMES CRAIG
Mr. James Craig, 56 of Chapel Hill, passed on Saturday, (12-16-2017) at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

IDA RAMOS JOHNSON MOODY
Mrs. Ida Johnson Ramos Moody, 83, of Siler City, passed on Saturday, (01-06-2018) at Chatham Hospital, Siler City.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.

WILLIAM McRAE
Mr. William McRae, 72 of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (01-009-2018) at his residence.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JERRY DAVID WILSON
Jerry David Wilson, 73, of 21008 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 8, at Prosperity Friends Meeting, 2449 River Road, Robbins, NC 27325. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Jerry was born in Chatham County, NC to the late Walter and Sue Wilson on June 12, 1944. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann H. Wilson; one son, Jeffrey D. Wilson and wife Angela of Bear Creek; two grandchildren, Jamie and Benjamin Wilson; one brother, Jimmie Wilson and wife Helen; two sisters, Cindy Dixon and husband Keith; Lisa Scott and husband Randy; and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Wilson was a lifelong member of Prosperity Friends Meeting, where he had served as an elder, meeting clerk and was an active choir member. He was also a charter member of the South Chatham Lions Club.
Mr. Wilson was the President and owner of Wilson Brothers Milling Company, Inc., in Bear Creek, where he had been employed over 50 years.
Jerry loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
The family received friends at Bennett Baptist Church Sunday, January 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.. This was a combined visitation with his nephew, Michael Wilson. The family received friends other times at his home.
Memorials can be made to Prosperity Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, C/O Marlyn Scott, PO Box 79, Bear Creek, NC 27207 or to South Chatham Lions Club, C/O Ronald Scott, 1789 Ronald Scott Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Wilson family.

MICHAEL ALEXANDER WILSON
Michael Alexander Wilson, 57, of 331 Wilson
Farms Drive, Bear Creek died Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Prosperity Friends Meeting, 2449 River Road, Robbins, NC 27325, with graveside service, weather permitting. Pastor Terry Reynolds and Rev. Lee Callicutt presided.
Mike was born in Moore County, NC to Jimmie Ray Wilson and Helen Edwards Wilson on August 5, 1960.
He is survived by his parents, Jimmie and Helen Wilson; his wife, Jackie Pickard Wilson of the home; his sons, Eric Wilson and girlfriend Jazmin, Alex Wilson and wife Amanda; his sisters, Jeanne Vaughn and husband Joe, Rebekah Wilson; his grandchildren, Michael Wilson and Rowan Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a member at Prosperity Friends Meeting. He also served as Master for the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge 143, Bonlee, NC.
Mike drove trucks for 41 years with Wilson Brothers Milling and Trucking Company. He enjoyed the fellowship and friends he made along the way.
Mike loved grilling and cooking for family, being outdoors, and spending time “glamping” at the beach. Mike’s favorite title was “Papa” and he loved spending his spare time with his two grand boys. He was married to his best friend, Jackie for 38 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. The family received friends at Bennett Baptist Church Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.
This was a combined visitation with his uncle, Jerry Wilson. The family will also receive friends other times at his home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Lodge or Prosperity Friends.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Wilson family.

PATRICIA DENTON ROUNDS
Patricia Denton Rounds, 65, daughter of the late Kyle Denton and Mary Vines was born in Bristol, Tennessee on March 31, 1952 and died in her home on January 4, 2018 after a valiant fight with cancer.
Patricia graduated from Mary Washington College with a degree in History.  She worked tirelessly for Chatham County Libraries for 25 years.  Patricia then spent her remaining retired years with her four Welsh Pembroke corgis and her numerous hobbies.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kate Rounds of Dallas, NC and Ellen Willis and husband, Kelly of Cherryville, NC.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the ASPCA or the American Cancer Society.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

KATHRYN McCOY GLOSSON
Kathryn McCoy Glosson, 82, of Pittsboro, NC, died on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at UNC Health Care in Hillsborough, N.C.
Kathryn was born on February 9, 1935 in Chatham County, NC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Eugene Glosson, and brothers, Vernon and James McCoy.
She is survived by her four sons, Ray, of Sanford, NC, Tony (Donna), of Lafayette, TN, Jimmy and Dean, both of Pittsboro; her grandson, Brandon Glosson; brother, Harold McCoy; and sister, Phyllis Campbell.
Kathryn was a dedicated member of Mount Olive Baptist Church for over 60 years and loved talking with her friends and caring for others.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Pittsboro, NC with Dr. David Crowther officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. and were at the home at other times.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Glosson family.

JOYCE WEBSTER KACHERGIS
Joyce Webster Kachergis — award-winning book
designer; mother, grandmother and great grandmother; fierce Democrat; mentor and friend to many of all generations—died Monday January 1, 2018, at the age of 92.
Joyce was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of six children, to Lawrence Benjamin Webster and Olga Webster. Her father was a lawyer and an inventor awarded several patents; her mother was a social worker, suffragist, and political activist. When her mother ran for Nebraska Secretary of State, young Joyce accompanied her on the campaign trail. Their family helped feed the Great Depression poor and at 17 she devoted herself to the war effort, playing a leading role at a factory making uniforms—all experiences that Joyce noted were life-shaping.
Joyce studied at Stephens College in Columbia Missouri and briefly worked at Hallmark designing cards. Pursuing her interest in graphic design, she attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. There she met artist George Joseph Kachergis. They married in 1946.
Joyce and George moved to Peoria, and then to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1949, first residing in Victory Village. George was a professor of Studio Art at Bradley University and then at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They co-founded Serigraph Studios, designing and silk screening Christmas cards.
Joyce often spoke of fast-growing Chapel Hill’s post-war optimism and intellectualism and how it shaped her outlook. She was involved in many civic activities, including the League of Women Voters, and helping start the Chapel Hill Young People’s Orchestra.
Joyce and George lived in Chapel Hill until 1969, when they moved to their beloved property in Chatham County. George preceded Joyce in death in 1974.
Joyce’s career as an internationally recognized book designer had begun at UNC Press in 1962. In 1977, after her husband’s death, Joyce briefly left Chatham County to become Design and Production Manager at Stanford University Press.
In 1980, Joyce returned to her Pittsboro home and founded Kachergis Book Design with her daughter Anne Kachergis, work she continued even after retirement. Here, as at UNC Press and Stanford University Press and briefly at Radcliffe, Joyce mentored many in scholarly book design as publishing technology changed rapidly during the late 20th Century. Her book designs received many prestigious awards, including the Leipzig International Book Design Exhibition, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, among others.
Joyce pioneered a holistic approach to book design, mastering how typography, printing techniques interfaced with design. Recognizing the written word as the binding agent of civilization, Joyce especially valued bringing clarity and dignity to scholarly works. She liked the detail work with charts and graphs to make complexity straightforward, as well as bringing finesse to poetry books’ designs, for poets such as John Cage.
An early adopter of using computers for book design and typesetting, Joyce applied for and received a grant from the Kresge Foundation for UNC Press to establish an in-house composition facility, which became a model for other university presses.
In 1989 Joyce married Jess Bell, a retired scholarly book editor at Stanford University Press. Jess preceded her in death in 2001.
In her later years, Joyce became involved with the Chatham County Democratic Women, designing and contributing articles for a newsletter recognized statewide for its excellence. She proudly participated in the Women’s March in Raleigh in 2017.
“Splendid!” “Grand!” “Magnificent!”—from tasty tomatoes and other garden bounty, to her Apple Watch, to marveling at how her granddaughter was born precisely a century later than her mother, to watching an opera, or noting a well-turned phrase in the New York Review of Books, and more—Joyce radiated enthusiasm and joy to all around her. She had friends of all generations and cherished each of them.
Joyce is survived by her children, Peter W. Kachergis (Amy Munice) of Chicago, Karl G. Kachergis (Marjorie Fowler) of Pittsboro, Anne O. Kachergis (Owen Crankshaw) of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Emily J. Kachergis (Jeff Tejral) of Denver, George E. Kachergis of Nijmegen, NL, Nels L. Theilgard of Pittsboro, Peter J. Theilgard of Pittsboro; and great-grand children, Hayden L. and Selena I. Tejral of Denver.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later time.
The family thanks UNC Home Health Care and UNC Hospice for their compassionate care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the George J. Kachergis Scholarship Fund at UNC-Chapel Hill, online at <art.unc.edu/giving>.

CLYDE THOMAS MOODY
Burlington – Clyde Thomas Moody, 83, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 6, 2018 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Chatham County on June 8, 1934 to the late Willis and Marie Elkins Moody and was the husband of 17 years to Betty Allred Moody of the home.
He was a member of Glencoe Baptist Church for over 60 years where he served as Deacon, Board of Trustees, Sunday School Secretary and the Building and Grounds Committee.  Clyde made his career in textiles with Burlington Industries, working at the Mayfair Plant and West Point Pepperell and JP Stevens.  He enjoyed spending time gardening, fishing, feeding catfish at his ponds, boating and watching wrestling.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; daughter, June Moody Long (Larry); sons, Ricky Moody (Jodi) and Ronnie Moody (Pam); grandchildren, Matthew Long (Leslie), Megan Long Patton (Vance), Chris Moody (Nellary), Dustin Moody and Addie Moody; great grandchildren, Grayson, Porter and Blake Long, Branch, Norris and Banks Moody; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Grace Brewer Moody who died in 1998;  one week old twin brother, Coy Moody; brothers, Willis Moody, Edison Moody, Marley Moody, Charlie Moody and Reid Moody; sisters, Irene Murphy and Athelene Perry.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Glencoe Baptist Church by Pastor Darrell Massey with the burial to follow at Alamance Memorial Park.  The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made  to Glencoe Baptist Church, 2556 Glencoe Street, Burlington, NC 27217.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

01-04-2018

MRS. DOROTHY ANN KENNEDY WALKER
Mrs. Dorothy Ann Kennedy Walker, 89, formerly of Darlington, SC, died on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Pittsboro, NC.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Pittsboro United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Dot will be buried alongside her husband of 63 years, David, and her mother, Mamie Lou, at Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro, Georgia. The inurement of both Dot and David will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Dot was born on July 26, 1928 in Statesboro, Georgia.  She was the daughter of the late David Kennedy and Mamie Lou Howard Tidwell.  Her life’s work centered around her faith and in her service to others.  She graduated from Georgia State Women’s College and earned her master’s degree from Columbia University. She responded to a call by faith to become a missionary representing the Methodist Church alongside her husband, David. She spent many years nurturing their four children while teaching the people of the Belgian Congo region of Africa.  After returning from the Congo, she spent many years teaching elementary school in Weaverville, NC and in the Darlington, SC County School System.  Dot was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, SC where she served as the United Methodist Women President, taught Sunday School, and served in many other capacities. Dot’s special ministry was serving children and families through the Darlington Angel Tree program. She also volunteered on many Elderhostel projects.
Surviving are her son, Stephen and his wife Dawn Walker of Pittsboro, NC; her daughters, Rebecca and her husband Don Baker of Gilbert, AZ; Patricia and her husband Russ Averill of Redondo Beach, CA; and Margaret and her husband Sherwood Godwin of Snow Hill, NC; her grandchildren, Anna Godwin, David Godwin, Leslie Walker, William Wolcott (wife-Brittany), Matthew Baker, Carrie Baker, Thomas Baker, Christine McCary (husband-Chris), William Averill, and Cathleen Springfield (husband-Loudon); her great grandchildren, Adam McCary and Isabelle Springfield; her sister Sue Warren and her husband Harry of Pulaski, Georgia; and her sister-in-law, Sammie Preissner of Georgia, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR.org) or to Trinity United Methodist Church Angel Tree (PO Box 16, Darlington, SC 29540).
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Walker family.

EVA HACKNEY, JR.
Eva Hackney , Jr. , 87, of  1490  Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at UNC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC.
Mr. Hackney was born in Chatham County on September 28, 1930, the youngest child of Evander Hackney, Sr. and Callie Eubanks Hackney. Eva was an active member of Rock Spring Baptist Church of Pittsboro until his declining health.  He had served as a Deacon, an adult Sunday school teacher and a member of the House and Grounds Committee.  Eva worked at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro for 45 years. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden as well as spending time with his loving family.
Eva was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Lewis and Jim Hackney; sisters,  Betty Cotten,  Julia Mendenhall, Minnie Knox; and his son, Kenneth Hackney.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene Cooper Hackney; two daughters,  Barbara Hackney McMasters and husband Joe of Siler City, and Linda Hackney Glosson of Pittsboro; granddaughters, Gina Thompson and husband Shawn of Siler City,  Allison McMasters of Raleigh, Candice Glosson of Pittsboro; grandson, Joshua  Glosson  of Pittsboro;  great-grandson, Trey Thompson of Asheboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at The Laurels of Chatham and the MICU and UNC Memorial Hospital for their special care during Eva’s declining health.
The funeral service was held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church in Pittsboro, with the Reverend Wesley Thomas and Reverend Travis Bodine officiating.
A reception followed the burial in the fellowship hall of Rock Spring Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, 29 Rock Springs Church Road, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312.
Online condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Hackney family.

PEARL ROUTH WILLETT
Mrs. Pearl Routh Willett, 98, of Bennett, died Monday, December 25, 2017 at her home. The family received friends Wednesday, Decem-ber 27, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Joyce – Brady Chapel in Bennett. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and
John Wayne Phillips presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pearl was born in Randolph County in 1919, daughter of the late Oscar and Cora Lineberry Routh. She spent most of her life in Bennett surrounded by a host of family and friends, where she was a homemaker to her husband and six children. In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death in 1978 by her husband C. Rudolph Willett, her son, Rudolph “Tink” Willett in 2015; sisters, Hassie Routh Jones, Nora Routh Kidd, Edna Routh Andrews; brothers, Lester “Bud “ Routh, Worth Routh, Leo David Routh and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Willett.
She is survived by her children, James “Bub” Willett and wife Vernece of Asheboro, Emma W. Hoffman of Lexington, Bill Willett and wife Pat of Bennett, Elaine W. Estridge and husband Tony of Bennett, Ila “Dottie” W. Mendenhall and husband Larry of Siler City; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Cathryn Solowsky and the Chatham Council on Aging for all of their help and support in caring for  Mrs. Pearl over the last few years.
The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions to the Chatham Council on Aging,  P.O. Box 715,   Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joyce bradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett, is honored to serve the Willett family.

MARION GALLOWAY WREN
Marion Galloway Wren, age 98,  died on December 22, 2017.  She was born in Greensboro, Guilford County and attended Greensboro High School where she was a cheerleader; graduated from UNC-Greensboro, class of 1940.
She worked for the FBI during World War II in Charlotte, Norfolk and New York City.  Marion was a member of First United Methodist Church in Siler City, served on the Administratiive Board and the Memorial Gifts Committee.  She also served as President of United Methodist Women and as Chairman of Wesleyan Service Guild.  She assisted in the nursery for a number of years.
Marion was an avid golfer and was the Club Championship at Sedgefield Country Club and at Siler City Country Club.  She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Siler City.
She is preceded in death by her son William Galloway Wren and her husband William Marcel Wren.
Marion is survived by daughter, Margaret Wren de St. Aubin and husband, Denis de St. Aubin; grandchildren, Sydney Dodd Farrar II, William Wren Farrar, and Denis Robert de St. Aubin, Jr..
The service was held December 24th at First United Methodist Church in Siler City with visitation at 1 p.m. with the service to follow and graveside afterwards.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC and the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, P O Box 14608, Greensboro, NC  27415.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the dedicated staff at Siler City Center.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

FRANK CLARK
Frank Clark, 85, of Central Avenue, Siler City died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mr. Clark was born in Chatham County on July 21, 1932 the son of Vet and Mary (Newlin) Clark.  Frank was an active member of First Baptist Church of Siler City where he had served as a deacon, was a member of the Murray Andrew Sunday School Class and served as its treasurer, and a member of the Brotherhood.   He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and he retired in 1995 from Southland Life Insurance, which later became Life of Georgia.  After retirement from the insurance business, he served for 21 years as a substitute teacher at Jordan- Matthews High School.  In April of 2017 he was recognized with an appreciation celebration for his dedication and service to the school and students.   Frank was an avid reader, Carolina Tar Heel fan and enjoyed working in his yard.  He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed attending and helping coach their sports events.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul, Ben and Jerome Clark; sisters, Eunice Phillips, Josephine Hinshaw, Alma Teague and Kathleen York.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Mary Lois (Cooper) Clark; two daughters: Pamela Clark Phillips of Siler City and Jennifer Clark Smith and husband, Ken of Ramseur; one sister, Frances C. Allen of Elon; two brothers: Clyde Clark of Siler City and Ralph Clark of Burlington; granddaughter, Charity Phillips White and husband, Jason of Siler City; grandson, Justin Phillips of Siler City; great-grandchildren, Cannon and Anniston White of Siler City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City.  A memorial service followed Wednesday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Inurnment was in Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
A special “Thank You” to Dr. Yan Feng of the Cone Cancer Center and the staff on 3 West at Wesley Long Hospital.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

CLEATUS J. “JUNE” LOWE
Cleatus J. “June” Lowe, 89, of Siler City died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Mr. Lowe was born in Chatham County on March 2, 1928 the son of Cleatus Hampton and Esther (Overman) Lowe.   June was a Navy veteran of WWII, and had worked for Long Meadows and Flavor Rich Dairy.  June was an avid gardener and fan of Duke sports.
He was preceded in death by son, James Timothy Lowe, his parents, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Joan Coley and husband Lynn of Greensboro; one son, Michael H. Lowe and wife Jan of Siler City; two sisters, Betty Phillips of Siler City, Jean Murray of High Falls; one brother, W. Bobby Lowe of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Chris Johnson, Danielle Mehaffey, Melody Toy, Scott Johnson; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Chase Toy, Savannah, Landon and Harper Mehaffey, Emily, Reagan and Kennedy Johnson.
A memorial service was held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City with Rev. Patrick Fuller officiating. The family received friends Saturday, December 30, 2017 following the memorial service at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Mike and Jan Lowe.  Inurnment was in Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery, Siler City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS ALLEN “TADPOLE” PRICE
Thomas Allen “Tadpole” Price,  61, of  Alston Bridge Road, Siler City died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in  Greensboro.
Mr. Price was born in Chatham County on April 18, 1956, the son of Thomas King and Edna (Johnson) Price.  Tommy was co-owner/operator with his father of Siler City Ice and Coal and employed in construction as a heavy equipment operator.  He was a volunteer fire fighter for several years.
Tommy was a loving husband, father and brother, enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and his canine companion, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Price Hart and a brother, Thomas King Price, Jr.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 15 years, Marilyn (Morris) Price, two daughters, Nichol Price of Wilmington and Gretel Poe and husband Joshua of Staley; two sons, T. J. Price and wife Cassie of Siler City, Josh Price and fiancé Kristie Evans of Siler City; step-daughter, Dana Bowman and husband, Allen of Siler City;  sisters, Nancy Dunn of Siler City, Jacqueline Pickard and husband Ronnie of Bear Creek, Suzanne Hicks and husband Mike of Bear Creek, Lucinda Pinnock of Siler City; brother, Bobby Price; and sixteen grandchildren.
The family received friends Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.
The funeral was held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 10068 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, Siler City with Rev. Greg Burriss officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

SARAH BURKE SCOTT
Sara Burke Scott, 83, of Effie Welch Road, Bear Creek died Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Mrs. Scott was born in Chatham County on April 13, 1934 the daughter of Jasper and Mary Isley (Moore) Burke.  Sara was a member of Tyson Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Phillippians Sunday School Class, former member of the church choir and assisted with vacation Bible school and many other church activities.   Sara retired from Trion in Sanford and had also worked at Kellwood and Southern Supreme.  She enjoyed coin collecting, reading, paint by numbers and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lester Scott; daughter, Shelia Scott Beal (Melvin) of Goldston; two sons, Michael Scott and wife Hazellean of Bear Creek, Danny Scott and wife Vicky of Goldston; two sisters, Annie Alley of Summerfield, Hilda Ferguson of Greensboro; one brother, Joe Burke of Pittsboro; six grandchildren and eight  great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was held Saturday, December 30, 2017 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 was in the church Cemetery.
Memorials may be to the Building Fund of Tysons Creek Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARY ETTA KIME STALEY
Mary Etta Kime Staley, 95, of Bear Creek died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mrs. Staley was born in Randolph County on March 13, 1922 the daughter of Willie and Mamie (Moser) Kime.   Mary Etta was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church and retired from Hadley Peoples Manufacturing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Staley; son, John Robert Staley; daughter, Rachel S. Cook; son-in-law, Billy Cook; and great-granddaughter, Bridget Ellis.
She is survived by two sons, James D. Staley and wife Doris, Walter W. Staley and wife Kristy, both of Seagrove; daughter-in-law, Jane Dark Staley of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Robert Elliott Staley, Bonnie S Ellis, Billy Lewis Cook, Jr; David Cook, Virginia Langley, James Dewitt Staley, Jr; William Staley, Jamie Staley, Jana Staley; great-grandchildren, Marsha, Samantha, Hunter, Reid, Summer, Caleb, Maggie; and great-great granddaughters, Lilly and Lea.
The family received friends Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church.  The funeral followed Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Folks officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET “PEGGY” RAY EDWARDS
Margaret “Peggy” Ray Edwards, 80, went to be with our heavenly father on Sunday, December 31, 2017 after a courageous 12 year battle with Alzheimer’s.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Wade officiating.  The family will receive friends afterwards.
Peggy was born in Liberty, NC on November 28, 1937, the daughter of Paul and Vallie Ray.  Peggy retired from C & S Bank in Greenville, SC.  She was a member of Lee Road United Methodist Church where she served faithfully.  She loved gardening, watching the birds and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jim Edwards, who cared for her during her declining health; her daughters, Cindy Rollins and Donna Cochran; her son, Warren Edwards; five grandchildren, Meredith Shannon, Braxton and Cade Edwards, Cameron and Elle and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Naomi Staley and her brother, Vance Ray.
Peggy was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DORIS BELK TILLEY
Durham – Doris Belk Tilley, age 93, died December 27, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living in Durham.
A private burial was held at Oak Grove Cemetary and a service of remembrance was held Saturday, December 30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Durham.
She is survived by son, Cliff Tilley and wife Diane of Siler City; daughter, Doris Anne Hart and husband Billy of Fayetteville; grandsons, Daniel Tilley and wife Heather of Randleman, Kyle Hart of Fayetteville; one grandson, Preston Tilley of Randleman; and many nieces and nephews.

12-28-2017

BRENDA SUE BRAFFORD HAYES
Brenda Sue Brafford Hayes, 58, of Pittsboro died Thursday, (12-21-2017) at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City.
A graveside service was held Saturday (12-23-2017)  at 2:30 p.m. at Goldston Cemetery with Rev Ray Gooch and Rev. Frank Taylor officiating. Mrs. Hayes was born in Chatham County on July 4, 1959 the daughter of William David and Nannie Mae (Bivens) Brafford.  Brenda had worked for Hadley People Manufacturing, was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents. Brenda is survived by her husband of 29 years, Raeford Hayes; daughter, Marsha Hayes of Bear Creek; sisters, Judy Caviness of Siler City, Linda Beal of Goldston; and brother, David “Ricky” Brafford of Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DALLAS HARDY, SR.
Dallas Hardy, Sr.,  79, of Goldston, died Wednesday (12/20/2017) at his home.
He was born in Moore County, son of the late James Henry Hardy and Alberta Wilson Hardy.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hardy and daughter Gaynelle Cox. Funeral services were  conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday (12-23-2017) at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway with Rev. Garland Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the Cool Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his daughters, Mary Hardy McNeill of Broadway, Libby Hardy Smith of Lexington, Rita Faye Hardy, June Sharp of Sanford; son, Dallas Hardy Jr. of Goldston, and sister, Linda Hardy of Lexington;  Thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

SHIRLEY HONEYCUTT JONES
Shirley Honeycutt Jones, 82, of Bennett, passed away Wednesday, (12-20-2017).
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (12-23-2017), at Bennett Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Strider and John Phillips presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Jones, parents, Floyd and Estelle Honeycutt, brother, Jimmy Honeycutt, son, Steve Jones, one grandson, and two great-grandsons. She was a member of Bennett Baptist Church and a long-time clerk at Bennett Post Office.
She is survived by her sister, JoAnn Jones of Bear Creek; daughter, Lou Ann Lee of Sanford; four grandchildren and  five great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made to Bennett Baptist Church TRAP team, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

ELLEN McDANIEL ORNAT
Ellen McDaniel Ornat, 70, of Pittsboro died Monday, (12-18-2017), at the Jim and Betsy Bryan UNC Hospice House.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (12-23-2017) at 2 p.m. at West End Fellowship Church in Carrboro with Pastors Dustin Lee, Troy Johnson and Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed at St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery, Pittsboro.
Ellen was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on August 7, 1947 to the late Dr. Chester Morley McDaniel and Joyce Crim McDaniel-Dawson.  She was preceded in death by her daughters, Megan Ellen Ornat and Joy Ellen Ornat.
Surviving relatives include her husband Steven Ornat; son Daniel Ornat of Lithia Springs, GA; daughter, Jessica Ornat of Pittsboro; sister, Jeneanne Sieck of Sanibel, FL; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Ellen’s memory to: UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC  27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.

CATHY JEAN McCRIMMON KNIGHT
Mrs. Cathy Jean McCrimmon Knight, 59, of Pittsboro passed on  Tuesday, (12-19-2017) at her residence.
Funeral service was held Friday, (12-22-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Moncure. Interment followed at Seymour Cemetery.

SUSAN BUCKNER COGGINS
Susan Buckner Coggins, 61, of Siler City died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center, Sanford.
Mrs. Coggins was born in Chatham County on July 22, 1956, the daughter of Tull H. and Gertrude (Johnson) Buckner. Susan was a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting, a 1974 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School and Central Carolina Community College. She was a caregiver for her parents when their health began to fail. Susan enjoyed shopping, trips to the beach, gardening and caring for her pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Hart; brothers-in-law, Billy Corder, Wayne Cockman, Jack Elkins; and sister-in-law, Pat Buckner. She is survived by one son, Patrick Coggins of Sanford; one daughter, Stephanie Coggins Motley and husband Eric of Pfafftown; four sisters, Cora B. Elkins, Louise B. Adcock and husband Archie, Patsy B. Corder, all of Siler City, Bronna B. Cockman of Bear Creek; two brothers, Ronnie Buckner and wife Nannette, Mitchell “Mickey” Buckner and wife Linda, all of Siler City; brother-in-law, Jimmy Hart of Siler City; grandchildren, Hannah and Baylee; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting, 1956 Plainfield Church Road, Siler City. The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at Plainfield Friends Meeting with Josh Conrad and Wayne Lamb officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330 or Plainfield Friends Meeting Church Fund, C/O Iris Terry, 7400 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

12-21-2017

DAVINA RACHELLE BLANKENSHIP
Ms. Davina Rachelle Blankenship, 28, died Sunday (12-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was born April 28, 1989 in Orange County. Davina worked for Frontier Mills in Textiles. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Cecil Royal Blankenship.
She is survived by her father, David J. Blankenship of Siler City; her mother, Jennifer E. Dunn of Bear Creek;  grandmothers, Yvonne Hurst of Bear Creek, Coreena Blankenship; and her brother, David Royal Blankenship of Rhode Island.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to Joyce-Brady Chapel, P.O. Box 89, Bennett, NC 27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

PHYLLIS ANN KIDD WELCH
Mrs. Phyllis Ann Kidd Welch, 69, died at home Tuesday (12-12-2017).
The funeral service was held Friday (12-15-2017) at Bennett Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tim Strider presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Welch was born in Chatham County on April 19, 1948, daughter of the late James Henry Kidd and Hannah Elizabeth Kearns. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Welch of the home; sons, Thomas Welch and David Welch, both of Bennett; sister, Bunnie Johnson of Millers Creek; brothers, Ronald Kidd of Ramseur, Randy Kidd of Sanford; and one grandson.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JUDITH E. JOHNSON HANCOCK
Mrs. Judith Johnson Hancock,  66 of  Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (12-13-2017) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

BRENDA  N. SNIPES
Mrs. Brenda N. Snipes of  Sanford, passed on Thursday, (12-14-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

BILLIE JEAN KING PENDERGRASS
Billie Jean King Pendergrass, 76, of Siler City died Thursday, (12-14-2017).
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (12-19-2017) at 3:30 p.m. at Providence Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Caldwell officiating.
Mrs. Pendergrass was born in Guilford County on April 19, 1941, the daughter of William and Gracie Mae Watkins King.   She was a member of Providence Independent Methodist Church and she had worked at Stout Furniture.  Billie was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Margie Hopkins, Virginia Lewis, Cathy Falone and Vi Stum.
She is survived by daughters, Marissa May Wilson of Whitsett, Sherry Gwyn of Liberty; son, Alton May of Whitsett; a sister, LuAnn Cummings of Gibsonville; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; stepdaughter, Kathy Scott of Bennett, step-son, Eric Pendergrass of Bear Creek; five step-grandchildren, and four step- great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Providence Independent Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 905 Providence Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be  made  at  www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH “JOE” LYNN PENDERGRASS
Joseph “Joe” Lynn Pendergrass, 76, of Siler City died Thursday, (12-14-2017).
A memorial service was held Tuesday, (12-19-2017) at 3:30 p.m. at Providence Independent Methodist Church, with Rev. Brian Caldwell officiating.
Mr. Pendergrass was born in Chatham County on August 31, 1941, the son of William Clay and Eppie Mae (Hart) Pendergrass.   He was a member of Providence Independent Methodist Church where he served on the cemetery and grounds committee.  He had been employed as a supervisor at Stout Furniture in Liberty and had also worked at Moore’s Machine Company.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, William Earl Pendergrass.
He is survived by daughter, Kathy Scott of Bennett;  son, Eric Pendergrass of Bear Creek five grandchildren,  four great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Marissa May Wilson of Whitsett,  Sherry Gwyn of Liberty; step-son, Alton May of Whitsett; eight step-grandchildren, eleven step-great grandchildren, and one step-great-great grandson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Providence Independent Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 905 Providence Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be  made  at   www.pugh
funeralhome.com.

MICHAEL ISAAC LANDMAN
Michael Isaac Landman, 63, of Moncure, died Thursday, (12-14-2017) at his home.
There are no services planned now. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Michael was born in New York on April 27, 1954 to the late David Landman and Mildred Kline Landman. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother Hedy Landman.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Debra Landman; sons, Benjamin Landman of Emeryville, CA, Michael Ryan of Durham; two grandchildren; and one sister Dr. Alicia Landman-Reiner of Moab, Utah.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

MRS. EMMA JEAN HICKS
Mrs. Emma Jean Hicks, 84, of Siler City, died Sunday, (12-17-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The family received friends Wednesday, (12-20-2017) from 12 to 1:45 p.m. at Joyce – Brady Chapel in Bennett. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Josh Conrad presiding. Burial followed at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Emma Jean was born in Chatham County in 1933, daughter of the late Prentice and Wincie Ann Cheek Hicks.  She was a homemaker, and a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Hicks; brothers Talmadge and Archie Hicks and one grandson, David Clyde Hicks.
She is survived by her son, Danny Hicks of Siler City; brother Noah Junior Hicks of Colorado; one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
The family requests in lieu of flowers,  donations to Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,    5345 Airport Road  Bear Creek, N.C. 27207.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

PAUL THOMAS “TOM” WELBORN
Pastor Paul Thomas “Tom” Welborn, 69, of Broadway, died Saturday (12/16/2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crossroads Church in Broadway with Rev. Bob Yandle officiating. Burial followed in the Southside Baptist Church Cemetery.
He was born in Winston Salem,  son of the late Paul Milo Welborn and Mary Magdaline Weaver Welborn.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and son Paul Thomas Welborn Jr. A graduate of Parkland High School in Winston Salem, Tennessee Temple University, and he received his doctorate of Divinity from Covington Seminary in Chattanooga, TN. He was the pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Broadway.  He was the Sports Director at WBFT- TV 46.
Surviving is his wife, Cheryl Lynn Welborn of the home; daughter, Tamera Welborn of Chattanooga, TN;  sons, John Lee Roberson  of Chattanooga, TN, James David Welborn of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, Walter Daniel Welborn of St. Petersburg, Fla.;   sister, Victoria Sawyer of Emigsville, PA; brother, David Milo Welborn of Winston Salem; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 370, Broadway, NC 27505 for funeral expenses.
Online condolences can be  made  at   www.smith
funeralhomebroadway.com.

RAYMOND LEE VAUGHN, JR. “Fred”
Raymond Lee Vaughn, Jr. (“Fred”), 74, of Robbins, passed away at Carolina’s Continue Care Hospital in Pineville, on Sunday, (12-17-2017).
Mr. Vaughn will be laid to rest in a Masonic graveside ceremony at Highfalls Friends Church on Thursday, (12-21-2017) at 1 p.m.
Ray is survived by his wife Thetis of 48 years; daughter Sarah; two grandchildren; and brothers, Joe and Doyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Myrl Vaughn. Ray graduated Highfalls High School and Campbell College. He later received his Master of Education from A&T University in 1980. Mr. Vaughn spent his education career at his beloved Highfalls Elementary where he was a classroom teacher (1966-1984) and then served as principal (1984-1999). He also served part-time as a Northern Moore teacher for the Sandhills Community College Adult Basic Education GED program.
Mr. Vaughn was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, and Elise Lodge #555.
Join the family as they gather to share stories and memories of Ray on Wednesday, (12-20-2017), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Elise Lodge #555.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

ETTA DOUGLAS LAPOSAY
Etta Douglas Laposay, 98, of Sanford, passed away at Liberty Commons on Saturday, (12-16-2017).
Funeral services were held Monday, (12-18-2017) at 12 noon at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Douglas and Dr. Gail Dickens officiating. Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents Luther Wilson Douglas and Ida Bean Douglas; husband George Laposay, Sr.; daughter, Patricia Shelton and twelve brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her son, George H. Laposay Jr. of Warrenton, VA; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Etta worked at W. Koury Company and was a homemaker.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JAMES E. HOOKER
Mr. James E. Hooker, 64, of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (12-19-2017) at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Pinehurst.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY FRANCES OWEN DAVIS
Mary Frances Owen Davis, 85, of Pittsboro, died Friday, (12-15-2017).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh,
www.CremationSocietyNC.com.

PRENTICE ORLANDO GOLDSTON
Prentice Orlando Goldston, 28, of Sanford, passed on Sunday (12-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Funeral services were held Saturday (12-16-2017) at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

DONALD “Don” PAUL KROMBACH
Donald “Don” Paul Krombach, age 64, of Apex, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Don was born in Buffalo, NY, on December 31, 1952, to the late William Ralph Krombach and Alice Wilcocks Krombach.
Don served on the Pittsboro Fire Department for 24 years and owned Pittsboro Tire & Auto for 20 years. He was also a Mason and member of Columbus Lodge #102 AF & AM in Pittsboro and Apex Lodge #584 AF & AM.
Surviving relatives include his wife Karen Berns Krombach; three daughters, Kerry Davidson and husband Daniel of Sanford, Katy Brewer and husband Andrew of Bennett, Krissy Maness and husband Keith of Siler City; five brothers,  William Krombach and wife Kathy of Pittsboro, Robert Krombach and wife Patricia of Dallas, TX, Thomas Krombach of Anderson, South Carolina, Patrick Krombach and wife Renee of Pittsboro, John Krombach of Apex; two sisters, Mary Smith and husband Gary of Rochester, NY, Anne Stack and husband Steve of Durham; four grandchildren, Lindsey Maness, Danielle Davidson, Emma Brewer and Ethan Brewer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church with Lay Pastor Karen Ladd, Father Wilbur Mundia and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Don’s memory to Pittsboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 573, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Duke Homecare & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr. #101, Durham, NC 27704.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Krombach family.

JOSEPH JACKSON MARLOWE
Joseph Jackson Marlowe, age 78, of Myrtle Beach, SC died Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Jack was born in Horry County, South Carolina on September 30, 1939 to the late Willie Marlowe and Ruby Roberts Marlowe. He was also preceded in death by four brothers Buster Marlowe, Dick Marlowe, Leo Marlowe, Harry Marlowe, and one sister Doris Martin.
Surviving relatives include his wife Catherine White Marlowe; two sons, Robert Marlowe of Myrtle Beach, Jeff Marlowe and wife Stacey of Myrtle Beach; one grandson, River Marlowe; three brothers, Thomas Marlowe of Chapel Hill, Pete Marlowe and wife Carolyn of Chapel Hill, Mickey Marlowe and wife Jane of Chapel Hill; four sisters, Tina Valley of Goldsboro, Lib Goodman of Pittsboro, Sue Dodson of Chapel Hill, and Patricia Howard of Chapel Hill.
The family received friends Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Hanks Chapel Church. The funeral service followed at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jack’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305,   St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950,   or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Marlowe family.

PATRICIA ANN HARWARD CRUTCHFIELD
Patricia (Patsy) Ann Harward Crutchfield, age 77, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Jim & Betsey Bryan UNC Hospice House.
Patsy was born in Durham County, NC on August 13, 1940 to the late James Alias Harward and Hattie Mae Mulligan Harward. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph S. Crutchfield and sister Shirley McLean.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Sonny Crutchfield and wife Allison of Pittsboro, their children Patrick and Samantha, Percy Crutchfield and wife Janet of Pittsboro, their children Morgan and Owen; daughter Patrice Crutchfield and her children Mikaela and Joshua.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Griffin Chapel. The funeral service will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pittsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tripp Harmon, Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Archie Cross Van Fund c/o Staunton Memorial CME Church, P.O. Box 1167, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Crutchfield family.

JOHN MARTIS BOGGESS
John Martis Boggess, 45, of Pittsboro, passed away unexpectedly in a car accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Jean and Keifer Boggess. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Danielle, for twenty years,with whom he has three beautiful children, Evan, 14, Brandi, 12, and Ava, 10. After graduating from NC State, he passionately pursued his career as an electrical engineer beginning at FP&L where he was affectionately known as G-Switch, continuing for 17 years at ABB, and ending his expertise at Kiewit. John poured his heart into every project and task for his family and work and constantly searched for ways to make others’ lives easier. He embodied the sacrificial love which husbands and fathers are called to in the Bible. John loved fishing, working on cars, and he was able to fix just about anything. His life motto was to never give up and always make time for snuggles. Along with his wife, Danielle, and children Evan, Brandi, and Ava, John is survived by his mother, Jean Boggess, father, Keifer Boggess, brothers, Keifer, Jared, and Conner Boggess, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The funeral for Mr. Boggess was held 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. Alex Kirk officiating.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Boggess family.

SUSAN JEAN EDWARDS
Susan Jean Edwards died shortly before noon on Thursday, 12/14/2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She fought a fast and aggressive Leukemia caused by a long-time blood disease that she had managed for the past ten years.
She was born on May 9, 1946 in Crugers, NY to Margaret Alice Sedgwick and Thomas Joseph Burkizer.  She enjoyed a varied and advancing career with International Business Machines in Poughkeepsie, NY; Kingston, NY; and Research Triangle Park, NC.  She was with IBM from 1975 until 2007 when she retired.
Her passions included: love for her family, a strong connection with her natural surroundings, taking action to help animals, and being active in politics and her community.
From an early age she learned to love birds and birding and became quite an accomplished birder, though she would describe herself as ‘casual’.  While she specifically loved to spot eagles on the Hudson River, find and enjoy deep-woods birds in the Adirondack Mountains, and marvel at shorebirds and others in Coastal NC, she birded everywhere that she was.  Sue always had her ‘binos’ and a bird book.  She loved the birds for their beauty, behavior and elegant representation of life and nature.  When she was birding she was peaceful and happy.
“Cats are my life”.  A frequent refrain in her life for dozens of years, Sue truly resides in the Pantheon of Cat Rescuers.  She became actively involved with Chatham Animal Rescue and Education in Pittsboro/Chatham County NC in the mid-nineties.  She rescued feral cats, fostered homeless cats, helped people care for their cats and held volunteer and leadership positions with CARE for the rest of her life.  Sue also managed to provide outstanding care for scores of cats with her husband, Steve, at ‘The Compound’, where they lived in Pittsboro.
Sue also demonstrated her passion for the United States Constitution and a truly democratic way of life by being active in the Chatham County Republican Party.  Here, too, she ‘walked the talk’ by taking on projects and doing yeoman’s duty with election planning, get out the vote activities and leadership roles.  She was a member of the CCGOP Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors for Coalition for American Principles.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Atwood Edwards of Pittsboro, NC; sons Michael Brian Dittenhoefer and wife Karen, Beacon, NY; Timothy Allen Dittenhoefer and wife Joy, Wappingers Falls, NY; her sister Janet Mills and husband Kevin, Beaverton, OR; her brother Thomas Burkizer and wife, Tina, Columbia, SC.  She had five grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
Locally: The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB #7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.  http://unclineberger.org/
Nationally: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018. www.lls.org.

12-14-2017

ALAN CYRIL WALKER
Alan Cyril Walker died on November 20, 2017.
Dr. Walker was born August 23, 1938 in Leicester, England, son of Cyril Walker and Edith Tidd Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Nicholson, and brother, Gerald Walker.
Dr. Walker earned his degree in the Natural Sciences from St. John’s College, Cambridge, then attended the University of London, earling a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Palaeontology. His thesis was a study of the functional anatomy and behavior of living and fossel lemurs of Madagascar. His work had a major influence on that field.
During his career, he was a teacher of human gross anatomy,  teaching at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda, the University of Nairobi Medical School in Kenya, Harvard Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 1995 he moved to Pennsylvania State University to teach anatomy and biology, retiring in 2010 as an Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology and Biology.
Survivors include brothers Trevor Walker and Michael D. Walker, both of England; his second wife of 42 years, Pat Shipman of Moncure; his son, Simon B. Walker and two granddaughters of Morrisville.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Dr. Pat Shipman, 3140 Chatham Church Road, Moncure, NC 27559 or (pat.shipman 9@gmail.com).
In lieu of flowers, friends and family in the U.S. may send donations to St. John’s College, Cambridge at www.cantab.org/giveonline.

WALTER “BUD” EASTBURN GREENE
Walter “Bud” Eastburn Greene, 85, of Sanford, passed away on Saturday, (12-09-2017), at Sanford Health and Rehab.
There was a gathering of friends on Wednesday, (12-13-2017), from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Mr. Greene was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 21, 1932 to the late Frederick M and Janet Eastburn Greene.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Feather Greene and a brother Fred Greene, Jr.  Bud served his country in the US Army.
He is survived by his son, Tim Greene of Arlington, MA; daughter, Kelly Mosher of Auburn Hills, MI.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT GASTON WOOTEN
Mr. Robert Gaston Wooten, 97, of Greensboro,  died Friday, (12-08-2017), at his son’s home.
The funeral service was held at 12 noon, (12-12-2017) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Randall West officiating.  Burial followed at Guilford Memorial Park at 3 p.m.. in Greensboro, with military rites.
Mr. Wooten was born December 23, 1919, to the late Hiram Oscar and Droxy Smitherman Wooten.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Cameron Wooten; a son, Robert Edward Wooten; six brothers, a sister, step-sister, and step-mother Mollie.
He is survived by sons, Larry Wayne Wooten of Clayton,  Gary W. Wooten of Greensboro; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DOROTHY MARIE TAYLOR REECE
Dorothy Marie Taylor Reece, 82, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (12-05-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (12-09-2017) at 3 p.m. at San Lee Chapel with Pastor Shane Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in Olivia Presbyterian Cemetery.
She was born in Sparta, Tennessee on March 21, 1935, to the late John and Tillie Mae James Taylor.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Reece, Jr.; a son, Dennis Reece; and several brothers and sisters. Dorothy worked for many years at Koury Company.
She is survived by her son, Arthur Steven Reece, III of Lula, GA; a daughter, LaDonna Honeycutt of Sanford; brother, Gene Taylor of Tennessee; sister, Hollie Weed of Beverly, MA; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607 and/or San Lee Chapel, 3215 Keller Andrews Road, Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ESTHER JEAN McDONNELL WESTBROOK
Esther Jean McDonnell Westbrook, 90, of Sanford, passed away on Sunday, (12-10-2017) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center.
The family received friends in the fellowship hall at Ephesus Baptist Church on Wednesday, (12-13-2017) from 2 to 4 p.m.  A memorial service followed at 4 p.m. with Dr. David Boroughs and Mr. Shane Sherron officiating.
Mrs. Westbrook was born in Orange County, NY on February 22, 1927 to the late Francis and Esther Goodrich McDonnell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Westbrook and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons, John Westbrook of Florida, Gary Westbrook of California; a daughter, Linda Sherron of Sanford; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Kainos Charlotte, 6410 Treeline Place, Charlotte, NC 28215
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JENNIFER EDWARDS
Ms. Jennifer Edwards, 65, of Durham passed on Sunday, (12-03-2017) at UNC Hospice Center in Pittsboro.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

RUPERT JOE McLEAN
Mr. Rupert Joe McLean, 56, of Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (12-06-2017) at his residence.
Arrangement by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JAMES R. COCHRAN
Mr. James R. Cockran, 94, of Pittsboro died Thursday (12-07-2017).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

WILLIAM MERGENTHAL
Mr. William Mergenthal, 81, passed on Saturday, (12-09-2017) at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

PRENTICE ORLANDO GOLDSTON
Prentice Orlando Goldston, 28, of Sanford, passed on Sunday (12-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

GEORGE W. JUPIN
Mr. George William Jupin, 63, of Chapel Hill passed on Tuesday (12-05-2017) at UNC Hospital  in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

HAROLD CEYES FOSTER
Mr. Harold Ceyes Foster, 75, Of Pittsboro, passed on Tuesday, (12-05-2017) at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro.
Arrangements By:  Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

CECELIA T. HALLOWELL
Cecelia T. Hallowell, 82 of Sanford, passed on Monday, (12-11-2017) at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

JOHN HENRY ANDERSON
Bennett –  Mr. John Henry Anderson died on Tuesday  (11-28-2017) at the Magnolia House Retirement Center in Sanford.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
John was born March 10, 1921 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy on the USS Cincinnati. After his time in service he worked as an Auto-Body Repair man. He was preceded in death by his father James Anderson, mother Retha Cauliflower, and wife Jewel Anderson.
He is survived by his son, James H. Anderson of Bennett; daughter, Linda Tompkins of Charleston, SC; son, Jeff Anderson of Morongo Valley, CA along with his seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

JEFFREY SCOTT BLACKMON
Jeffrey Scott Blackmon, age 49, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home.
Jeff was born in Broward County, Florida on August 8, 1968 to Clarence Erwin Blackmon and Hilda Moss Blackmon.
Jeff was an avid hunter and active member of Two Creeks Hunting Club in Halifax County.
He is also survived by his wife, Sherri JourdenBlackmon; two sons, Jourden Blackmon of Chapel Hill and Hunter Blackmon who is currently stationed at Camp Lejeune in the United States Marine Corps and his wife Savannah; one brother, Ricky Blackmon of Clayton; and his mother and father-in- law, Lewis and Brenda Jourden of Fayetteville.
The family received friends Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel. A Memorial Service followed at 6 p.m. with Pastor John Hedgepeth presiding.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 99108, Raleigh, NC 27624.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Blackmon family.

DOROTHY KING
Dorothy Hart was born to Eve and Roxie Hart and raised in Goldston, NC.  She grew up in a warm, family environment with six siblings; Allen, Arthur, Mildred, Carl Lee, Margaret Ann, and Dorothy’s twin sister, Doris. All have preceded her in death except Margaret Ann (McLaurin) and her twin who has stayed by her side, Doris (Denny).
Dorothy was married to Bruce Harris with whom she gave life to Phyllis Burns (Barry); Susan Brantley (Chuck); and Victor. Dorothy also leaves behind six grandchildren: Shane (Bonnie), Josh (Cindie), and August (Denise) Burns; Noah Brantley, Eva Irmy (Ziad); Allison (Bill) Pifer. There are six great grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind two special relatives; Bama King and Andrea Kadlec.
Much of Dorothy’s latter life was spent as a homemaker but earlier she worked at Chatham Mills and then operated an independent hair salon. While managing a textile office later, she met Irv King, whom she married and moved with him from Burlington to Whispering Pines where they built their dream house. There, they enjoyed a very comfortable social life where Dorothy, a lifelong and youthful beauty, could exercise her competitive spirit on the golf course.
A funeral service for Dorothy was held at  2 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Antioch Christian Church, 246 Antioch Christian Church Road,  Bear Creek, NC 27207. A committal followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends in the fellowship hall immediately after burial.
Arrangements are made by Donaldson Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

ANNIE BERTA BROOKS MATTHEWS
Annie Berta Brooks Matthews, the oldest child of the late Manly and Nellie Snipes Brooks, was born on November 9, 1916 in
Chatham County, NC.  She departed her earthly life on December 3, 2017 at the age of 101.
At an early age, she joined Mitchell Chapel Church and attended school in Chatham County. Annie migrated to Los Angeles, California in 1952. She was employed at May Company department store in Los Angeles and retired in 1978. Annie joined Oziel Chapter 8 of the Eastern Star and St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the Usher Board and in the Progressive League Auxiliary. In 1988, Annie returned home to Pittsboro, NC to assist her ailing mother, Mrs. Nellie Brooks. She also rejoined Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church and became a member of the Missionary Society.
Annie Brooks Matthews also called “Auntie” by all of her nieces and nephews, was a kindhearted, generous and spiritual person who loved her family. She always greeted you with a smile.
Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Matthews, and her siblings, James Brooks, Mary Rodgers, Eddie Jack Brooks and Mozelle Green.
She leaves to cherish her memory  her brothers, Lenon Mankly Brooks,(Alean) of Pittsboro, NC, Shelton Brooks of Washington, DC; one sister, Shirley Frierson of Brooklyn, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Matthews family.

OZZIE EDGAR CHAMBERS
Ozzie Edgar Chambers, age 76, of Shallotte, NC died Monday, December 11, 2017.
Mr. Chambers was born in Chatham County on February 26, 1941 to the late Ozzie Jerman Chambers and Mary Smith Chambers. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanly Chambers, Tony Chambers and three sisters, Audrey Wright, Shirley Hopkins and Margaret Eva.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Mike Chambers and wife Cindy of Timberlake, NC, Steve Chambers and wife Nancy of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Pam Howard and husband Tony of Pittsboro, Kathy Bouldin and husband Tony of Timberlake, NC; brother, Leonard Chambers of Sevierville, Tennessee; two sisters, Lila Creech and husband Charles of Zebulon, NC, Faye Stafford of Clinton, NC; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and his companion Judy Frederick.
There are no services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 for Breast Cancer Research.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson
funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

JAY CARROLL TUTTLE
Jay Carroll Tuttle, 84, of Siler City passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Clapp’s Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden.
After graduating from Guilford High School in Greensboro, Jay initially worked with the NC Department of Agriculture.  He retired after many years of service with P. Lorrilard of Greensboro.  Jay loved to garden his whole life, sometimes having gardens that spanned many acres, sharing the bounty with many friends and neighbors.  Jay loved to fish and hunt and was an accomplished musician, with a deep love of traditional bluegrass music.  He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky River Friends Meeting Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty.
He was the son of the late Porter Allen and Ruby Simpson Tuttle. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha “Patsy” Hargrove Tuttle; son, Steven Andrew Tuttle; sister, Margaret Lea Robinson; and brother, Porter Donald Tuttle.
Mr. Tuttle is survived by his wife, Shirley Pickard; daughters, Marcia T. Ohrt and husband Thomas and Pattie T. Caviness and husband Sam; son, John Wesley Tuttle and wife Ann; grandchildren, Autumn Loftis Johnson, Tara Elizabeth Peterson, Samantha Marie Robertson, Cameron Neal Caviness, Tyler Jay Tuttle, Grayson Alan Tuttle; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Peterson, Connor Peterson, Austin Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Olivia Robertson; and brother, Robert Allen Tuttle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, c/o Karen Pike, 802 N. Dogwood Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Tuttle family.

12-07-2017

CHARLES EDWARD “Eddie” BATCHELOR
Mr. Charles Edward “Eddie” Batchelor, 57, of Siler City died at his home Monday, (11-27-2017).
The funeral was held Saturday, (12-02-2017) at 1 p.m. at the Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, with Joe White officiating.
Burial followed at Green Level Baptist Church Cemetery in Cary.
Eddie was born in Wake County in 1960, son of the late Charles Eugene and Linda Mae Overton Batchelor. He made a career of drilling wells  for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steve and his niece Jessica.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Johnnie of the home; son Robbie of Apex; daughters, Madaline Stephenson of Maggie Valley and Stacy Wood of Myrtle Beach; sister, Lynn Jones of Apex; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

BLANCHE GENEVA TOWNSEND EDWARDS
Blanche Geneva Townsend Edwards, 87, passed away on Tuesday, (11-28-2017) at her son’s home in Greenville.
The funeral was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, (12-03-2017) at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Sayles officiating.  Burial was private.
She was born in Rowland, on March 15, 1930 to the late Worth and Olive Moody Townsend.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Edwards and two brothers, Horace and Wayne Townsend.
Geneva attended Flora McDonald College.  She was a long-time member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church and was active in the Women’s Missionary Union and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Surviving relatives include sons, Billy Edwards of Olivia, David Edwards of Greenville; daughter, Kimberly Rightmyer of Greenville; brother, Worth Townsend, Jr. of Dover, DE; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Geneva’s memory to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047; and/or Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church 316 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

DEWEY T. SHAMBURGER
Mr. Dewey T. Shamburger, 85, of Bennett, formerly of Robbin passed away on Sunday (11-26-2017) at the VA Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral wervice was held Saturday, (12-02-2017) at 2 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Oglesby officiating. Services continued at New Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Shamburger was born March 14, 1932 to William and Novella Shamburger. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by children, Audrey, Lemuel, Natalie; stepson, Ronnie Foushee, and siblings, Farrell, Burnie, Donald and Phyllis Shamburger.
A graduate of Pinckney High School, he attended Howard Unniversity. He served in the US Army 17th Infantry, during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Bear Creek Lodge #324 and the Light of the World Lodge #711. He was recognized by Perdue Industries for 17 plus years of service with his perfect attendance record. A founder of Westside Baptist Church, he was in the Male/Gospel choir and served on the deacon board.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; step-children, Gene Tyson, Darrell Foushee; sons, Elliott, Halbert, Daren Shamburger; daughter, Kareen Smith; siblings, Katrina, Irene, Carrie, and William Jr. Shamburger; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

SHELBY JEAN MARSH TURNER
Shelby Jean Marsh Turner, 75, of Cameron, passed away Wednesday, (11-29-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service was held at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, (12-03-2017) at 2 p.m. with Dr. David Boroughs officiating.
She was born in Moore County on March 3, 1942 to the late Charles L. and Goldie Lineberry Marsh.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Seenie G. Turner; sons, Danny Murphy, Michael Murphy; sisters, Ann Sloan, Brenda Floyd; and brothers, Charles Marsh and Jimmy Marsh.
Shelby is survived by her sons, Glenn Turner of Phenix City, Al, Tim Murphy of Sanford; daughters, Teresa Cordevant of Sanford, Rhonda Murphy of Cameron; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

DAN TWINK WILSON
Dan Twink Wilson, 84, passed away on Saturday, (12-02-2017) at his home.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, (12-05-2017) at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Ussery officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Wilson was born in Chase City, VA on November 15, 1933  to the late E. Lawrence and Donie Queen Wilson.  In addition, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Campbell Wilson.  Prior to his retirement, Dan worked in construction.   He served his country in the US Army.
Dan is survived by his daughter, Rita Wilson Rosser of Sanford; two grandchildren, and  four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JOHN WESLEY JONES
John Wesley Jones, 73, of Cameron, passed away on Sunday, (12-03-2017), at Central Carolina Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, (12-06-2017) at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Steve Simpson officiating. (Visitation was held from 10 to 11, prior to the service.)
He was born in Cherry Valley, CA on February 13, 1944 to the late John Wesley and Eva Briggs Jones.  John served his country in the US Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Georgiana Hanford Jones; daughters, Tammy Conklin, Julie Langstaff, Mary Everhart, Katherine Valenciano, Kimberly Fuller; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL THOMAS PETTY
Michael Thomas Petty, 53, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (11-28-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and will be announced later.

LUCILLE McMILLIAN
Lucille McMillian, 89, of Cameron, passed on Monday, (12-04-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

NOVELLA McKOY CHALMERS
Novella McKoy Chalmers, 84 of  Cameron, passed on Sunday, (12-03-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

DOUGLAS ARTHUR TANKSLEY
Douglas Arthur Tanksley, 72 of Sanford, passed on Thursday, (12-30-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home.

NADINE WOMBLE SHORT
Nadine Womble Short, 89, of Siler City passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Nadine was born January 27, 1928 in Siler City to Floyd E. and Delilah (Ward) Womble, the youngest of 10 siblings.  She grew up in Siler City and graduated from Siler City High School in 1944.  After a brief period working at the B. C. Moore’s department store in Siler City, Nadine found her true calling in the banking profession.  She worked at the original Chatham Bank (now Wells Fargo) in Siler City for more than 35 years as a bookkeeper and received numerous recognition awards for her outstanding performance and customer service.  She married Clyde C. Short in 1957 and they shared their wonderful life together in and near Siler City until his death in 2005.  Nadine was a lifetime member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in their choir as well as participating in the Missionary Circle.  Her love for singing was also reflected in the many years she participated in the Golden Jubilee Choir.  Nadine was an avid bowler and could always be counted on to be a steady and skilled team member.
Nadine is survived by her sister, Irma W. Beal of Siler City who cared for her during her long illness.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Josephine Short Pike and Hilda Short both of Siler City; as well as several cherished nephews and nieces.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and eight siblings (brothers, Lloyd and Lynton Womble; sisters, Burdine, Leisel, and Mary Sue Womble, Lila Brewer, Nancy Dunn, and Emma Rue Yanchurak).
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, Siler City with burial immediately following.  Visitation will be at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City, Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344, Chatham County Council on Aging or a charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DAVID LAWRENCE HARGIS
David Lawrence Hargis, 84, of Siler City, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House.
The family received friends on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty. A funeral service was held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty with Rev. Marc Sanders officiating. Burial followed the service in Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City.
David was the son of the late Martha Irene Fogleman Hargis and Bunyan Darius Hargis and was also preceded by his wife, Ellon Naylor Hargis, and brother, Clifton Hargis.
He is survived by daughters, Myra Hargis (Charles Hunt), Joy Whitt, and Joan Turner (Jody); sons, Curtis Staley (Rosemary), Tony Staley (Terri), and Dennis Hargis (Rhonda); sister, Julia Apple; brother, Cecil Hargis; grandchildren, Crystal Staley Hall, John Staley, Emily Staley Neal, Travis Staley, Dorie Staley Whitman, Jamie Jordan, Dustin Hayes, Jessica Hayes Foust, Zack Ferguson, Macy Ferguson, Michael Hargis and Stephanie Hargis Braxton and 20 great-grandchildren.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Hargis family.

TAMELA “Tammy” BRIGHT McLAURIN
Tamela “Tammy” Bright McLaurin, 60, of Siler City went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Mrs. McLaurin was born in Alamance County on November 19, 1957, the loving daughter of Donald and Barbara (Justice) Bright.   Tammy attended Fellowship Baptist Church, and was employed as office manager for Sammy King Insurance Agency.   She was the owner of a cleaning business and was always caring for others.  Tammy enjoyed cooking and reading cookbooks.  She was a compassionate, loving friend, mom, daughter, nana, aunt, sister and wife who will be remembered for her infectious smile.
Tammy was preceded in death by a brother, David E. Bright.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff McLaurin; two daughters, Courtney Smith, Ginger Cook and husband Chris; one son, Hunter McLaurin; her parents, Donald and Barbara (Justice) Bright; one sister, Angie Wagoner and husband Gary; three granddaughters and three grandsons.  Tammy (Nana) will be greatly missed and loved always.
The family received friends Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 120 Fellowship Church Road, Siler City, NC and other times at the home of Courtney Smith, 1535 Bentwood Drive, Graham, NC 27253 and at the home of Sheila McDowell, 43 Copperhead Lane, Siler City, NC  27344.
The funeral followed Sunday at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Golden officiating.  A committal service was in Mount Hermon United Methodist Church, Graham.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ELOISE MAE EVERETTE
March 10th, 1933 – November 25th, 2017
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Eloise Mae Everette, “Ellie Mae”, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend,
passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.
Born to Mae and French Williams in Falls Mill, West Virginia on March 10th, 1933, Ellie was one of seven children. She will return home to be buried at Falls Mill Cemetery beside her parents.
Ellie is survived by her loving husband of 65 years,
David Curtis Everette, of Pittsboro, North Carolina; son Mike Everette and wife Margie of Hampton, Virginia; daughter Judy Brill and husband Jerry of Newport News, Virginia; son Steve Everette and wife June of Pittsboro, North Carolina; daughter Jeanie Lawrence and husband George of Pittsboro, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Shires of Clayton, North Carolina, with whom she has
shared countless laughs.
Ellie loved spending time with her family, camping in Falls Mill, West Virginia, cooking, baking cakes, gardening and taking care of her many flowers. She took special interest in her grandchildren and played a significant role in their upbringing. She took in any dog or cat that needed a home and loved them with all her heart.
The family would like to thank Community Home Care & Hospice for their exceptional care during her last days with us. They would also like to thank the UNC Hospital Rehabilitation Center for their amazing care of Ellie after her stroke in 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice of Sanford, North Carolina.
In closing, and in the words of her 14 year old great granddaughter, Alyssa, who wants to be like her, she was . . . “Strong, Kind Hearted, Happy and Loving.”

MAX BYNUM BURNS
Max Bynum Burns, 79, of DeWitt Smith Road, Pittsboro died Monday, November 27, 2017.
Mr. Burns was born in Chatham County on July 23, 1938 the son of Mark Bynum and Eula (Smith) Burns. Max was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and had worked as a barber for over 50 years.  Max had also worked as a supply clerk at UNC Hospitals.  He enjoyed fishing, playing music and time spent with his family, especially his grandson and great-grandson and his canine companion, Reecee.
Max was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Smith Burns and his parents.
He is survived by one daughter: Cynthia B. Stinson of Pittsboro; four grandchildren, including, grandson, Corey Burns of Pittsboro; great-grandson, Aiden Bynum Burns; special friends, Mitchell Rives of Siler City, B. J. Copeland of Pittsboro, and Louie Thomas of Goldston.
The family received friends Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and at other times at the home of the grandson, 7892 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek.  The funeral was held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.  Burial was in Meroney United Methodist Cemetery, Bear Creek.
Memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

11-30-2017

R. DONALD POWERS
Greensboro – A memorial service and internment will be held Saturday, (12-02-2017) at 9:30 a.m. in the columbarium at the First Presbyterian Church, 617 North Elm Street, Greensboro.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kreitzer’s Critter Corral Puppy Rescue (KCCPR), P.O. Box 1571, Harrisburg, NC 28075.
Forbis & Dick N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Powers family.
Online condolences can be made at www.forbisanddick.com.

JACOB DYLAN McNEILL
Jacob Dylan McNeill, 20, of Sanford, died Saturday, (11-18-2017).
Memorial services were held on Wednesday (11-22-2017) at 2 p.m. at the Moore Union Christian Church with Rev. David Yarborough officiating.  Internment will be in the church cemetery.
He was born April 15, 1997, son of Todd Farrell McNeill and Tracy Stephens McNeill.  Jacob was a 2015 graduate of Lee County High School and was a student at North Carolina State University where he was majoring in Business Management with a concentration in marketing.  He worked at Broadway Hardware, Carolina Trace Golf Course and at Tobacco Road.
Surviving are his parents, Todd and Tracy McNeill of the home; brother, Gavin Stephens McNeill of the home;  grandparents, Jimmy “Pete” and Carolyn McNeill of Broadway, William Bernard “Bill”Stephens Jr. and Pam Stephens of Sanford, great grandmothers, Mildred Griffin Stephens and Francena Parker Cole, both of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations are made to the Jacob McNeill Scholarship Fund, c/o Cole and Lisa Stephens, 4212 S. Plank Road, Sanford , NC 27330.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

GLADYS MAE BANNER PETTY
Gladys Mae Banner Petty, age 91, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (11-21-2017) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (11-26-2017) at 2 p.m. at Hanks Chapel Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Gladys was born in Surry County on July 20, 1926 to the late Samuel Edward and Nancy Collins Banner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Berry Petty, Sr. and five brothers and sisters.
Surviving relatives include her son, Berry Petty of Raleigh; daughters, Kathy Berry of Chapel Hill, Kay Tate of Marion; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hanks Chapel Church, P.O. Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Rd #1, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

JOHN STEPHENSON
John Stephenson, 82, passed away on Wednesday, (11-22-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, (11-25-2017) at Jonesboro U.M.C. with Rev. Hunter Preston officiating.
He was born in Johns- town, Pa. on June 09, 1935, to the late Emile and Zona Weaver Slick.  John proudly served his country in the US Army.  He was retired from Weyerhaeuser and was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Sarah Stephenson of the home; a son, Brett Stephenson of Raleigh; daughters, Tina Stephenson of High Point, Ann Cotten of New Hill, Sandy Bruton of Sanford; brother, Bryan Slick of Marshville; sister, Barbara Royer of Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD SCOTT BUCHANAN, SR.
Richard Scott Buchanan, Sr., 81, passed away on Saturday, (111-25-2017) at his home.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, (12-02-2017) at 11 a.m.  at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Sayles officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Cemetery.
He was born in Harnett County on December 8, 1935 to the late Neil and Laura Gaster Buchanan.  He was the former owner and operator of Jonesboro Dry Cleaners.  He served his country in the US Army. He was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia White Buchanan.
Surviving relatives include sons, Richard Scott Buchanan, Jr.,  Jeffrey Joseph Buchanan, both of Sanford; daughter, Cynthia Buchanan Cole of Sanford; brothers, Gene Buchanan of California, Ronnie Buchanan of Texas, Perry Buchanan of South Carolina; sister, Sara Aderhold of North Carolina; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday, (12-01-2017) from 6 to 7 p.m.  at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

MRS. JULIA HORNER BOONE
Mrs. Julia Horner Boone, 90, of Robbins, died Saturday, 11-25-2017) at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
The family will hold a memorial service celebrating her life on Saturday, (12-02-2017) at the New Testament Baptist Church in Robbins at 2 p.m. Rev. Darren Richardson will officiate. No visitation will be held.
Julia was born in Robbins, May 22, 1927 to the late John Bunyon Horner and Melinda R. Horner. Julia worked at Robbins Mill and raised chickens. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Boone, brothers Cecil Horner, J.B. Horner, sisters Lillian Garner, Lucille Siens, Catharine Singletary, Margaret Dowless, and Doris Davis.
She is survived by daughters Margaret Boone of Greensboro, Susan Shade of Robbins; and brother, Tom Horner.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to New Testament Baptist Church,  2230 North Moore Road,  Robbins, N.C. 27325.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce – Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Boone Family.

LEE DOUGLAS TALBOTT, JR.
Lee Douglas Talbott, Jr., 66, passed away on Friday, (11-24-2017) at his home in Merritt Island, Florida.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, (12-02-2017) at Zion Christian Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.
He was born in Lee County on January 10, 1951 to Lee Douglas Talbott, Sr. and the late H. Blanche Poindexter Talbott.  Doug was a 32-year volunteer of the Deep River Fire Department.   He enjoyed a career in construction.
Surviving relatives include his father, Lee D. Talbott, Sr and sister, Caroline T. Sizemore, both of Merritt Island, FL; brother, John Talbott of Omaha, NE;
The family will receive friends on Friday, (12-01-2017) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

JOSHUA RANDALL THOMPSON
Joshua Randall Thompson, 38, of Cameron, passed away on Tuesday, (11-21-2017).
A funeral and burial will be held at a later date in West Monroe, LA.
He was born in Jackson, Mississippi to Keith Thompson and Rhonda Crenshaw Thompson.  Joshua worked as a welder, and was a veteran of the US Army.
In addition to his parents, Joshua is survived by his wife, Jennifer Chatman Thompson; son, Aiden Taylor Thompson; daughter, Alana Grace Thompson; step-daughter, Abbigail Chatman; and one sister, Maegan Thompson Tipton of Arkansas.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

VICKIE REGINA CURRIE
Vickie Regina Currie, 54, of Chapel Hill passed on Monday, (11-20-2017).
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

DORIS BERRYMAN
Mrs. Doris Berryman, 80, of Sanford, passed on Wednesday (11-22-2017) at UNC Hospice Home, Pittsboro.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

RICHARD BRUCE COCHRANE
Mr. Richard Bruce Cochrane, 78, of Havelock passed on Tuesday, (11-21-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

TERRY JAMES POOLE
Terry James Poole, 36, of Sanford, passed on Tuesday, (11-21-2017).
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MICHAEL “Mike” DAVIS GRAVES
Michael Davis Graves,  son of Claudia Graves and Hurley Headen departed this life on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Michael, better known as “Mike” was a loving and caring son. Mike, a native of Siler City received his education at Paul Braxton. Mike enjoyed making memories by spending time with family and friends.
Mike joined the First Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. On Wednesday nights, at the age of 7, Mike would attend prayer service. He would always sit on the second row.
Mike leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Claudia Graves of Siler City; father, Hurley Headen of Greensboro; sister, Diane Cheek of Siler City; brothers, Ricky and Keith Graves of Siler City; a host of loving nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends; also a special friend, Tonya Alston.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church.

RICHARD LONNIE SILER
Richard Lonnie Siler, 95, of Siler City, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Chatham Hospital.
Mr. Siler was born in Chatham County on April 19, 1922 the son of DeWitt Talmage and Elzada (Edwards) Siler.   Richard was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon.  He served in the Army Air Force during WWII as a waist gunner, B-24 crew member and flew missions over Europe.  Richard served more than 30 years with the Department of Transportation and retired as District Engineer of District #8.  After retiring, he enjoyed surveying, and was an avid NC State fan.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth D. “Lib” Siler; his parents; brothers, Earl, Talmage Siler, Jr., Howard and Hal T. Siler.
He is survived by one daughter, Sharyn Siler Stevens of Fayetteville; one son, Billy Siler and wife Sandra of Siler City; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Friends may register condolences at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Tuesday from 12 to 5 p.m. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the fellowship hall, following the graveside service at 1 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with Rev. Kenny Black officiating.
Memorials may be made to Central Carolina Community College (Hal Siler Scholarship Fund), 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330, Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

PARKER GENE PRICE
Parker Gene Price, 84, of Hill Street, Siler City died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Chatham  Hospital.
Mr. Price was born in Chatham County on February 8, 1933, the son of John and Ethel (Siler) Price.  Parker was a member of Gees Grove AME Zion Church and veteran of the US Army.   He had been employed by Paschal Machinery as a welder and had also worked at Marsh Auto Parts and Siler City Mills.  Parker enjoyed fishing and baseball, which he coached for several years, reaching as high as a semi-pro league.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Fleta (Alston) Price; three daughters, Fleta Lois Knight of Sanford, Phyllis A. Martin of Siler City, Carrie Eaves of Pittsboro; two sons, Torris Price, Sr. of Siler City, Eric Price of Fayetteville; one brother, Obie L. Price of Compton, CA; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and eight great-great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 1:30-2 p.m. at Gees Grove AME Zion Church, 245 Gees Grove Church Road, Siler City.  The funeral will follow Thursday at 2 p.m. at Gees Grove AME Zion Church with Rev. Edward Hill, III officiating.  Burial will be in Corinth AME Zion Church Cemetery, Siler City.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILMA SMITH GUNTER
Wilma Smith Gunter, 88,
of Buck Gunter Road, Siler City died Monday, November 20, 2017 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Gunter was born in Lee County on April 6, 1929 the daughter of  Frank and Sadie (Buchanan) Smith.
Wilma was a member of Mount Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church where she had served on several committees.  She had retired from Kellwood Manufacturing.  She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved her fish.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Gunter; her parents and a sister, Joyce Harrington.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Cooper of Pittsboro; two sons, Gerald Gunter and wife Sue Ann, Chris Gunter and wife Tammy, both of Siler City; grandchildren, Forest and Donna, Shelly and Ashley, four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan, Saylor and Gabrie, one great-great grandson, Sawyer.
A graveside service was held Friday, November 24, 2017 at 12 noon at Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Cemetery, 1225 Mt. Vernon Springs Road, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPHINE GUNDERSON
May 15, 1933 – November 19, 2017
Josephine Gunderson passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at the age of 84.
She was born in Hazel Park, Michigan, to the late Samuel and Mary Fantauzzo. She attended college at Michigan State University and she resided in Moncure, NC since 1987. Josephine was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, George R Gunderson, her brother, Jim Fantauzzo, and her grandson, Anthony Gunderson.
She is survived by her daughters, Connie Kelman of Jackson, NJ; Karen (Steve) Smith of Brevard, NC; her son, Robert (Lisa) Gunderson of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, George, Alissa, Sarah, Kristine, Hannah, Caleb; her sisters, Helen Miller, Virginia Cadle, and Mary Morelli.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 800, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

GEORGE W. MAY, JR.
Durham: George W. May, Jr., 86, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. He was born in Chatham County, the son of the late George Wesley May and Myrtle May.
Mr. May was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate and athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill. He retired from Durham Regional Hospital from the Human Resources Department.
Mr. May is survived by his wife, Nancy May; son, Mark May and wife Jill; grandchildren, Wesley May, Samantha May; and brother, John May.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Pittsboro Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tripp Harmon and Minister Danny Braswell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Pittsboro Baptist Church, 121 West Salisbury Sreet, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to a charity of one’s choice.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham.
Online condolences may be made at:  www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

BILLY WAYNE CAMPBELL
Billy Wayne Campbell, age 70, of Pittsboro, NC passed Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home.
Wayne was born in Durham County on December 28, 1946 to the late Paul Clyde Campbell and Margie Woody Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his sister Phyllis Campbell Roberson.
Wayne was a barber in Chapel Hill for over 50 years,
an avid fisherman and a loving, caring, family man.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 48 years, Charity Clark Campbell; two sons,  Hunter Campbell and wife Michelle of Oxford, NC, Jody Campbell and wife Sarah of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Haleigh Grace Campbell, Hunter Gray Campbell, Brooklyn Clark Campbell, Adina Louise Campbell; four brothers, Marlon Campbell and wife Sedelia of Chapel Hill, J.E. Campbell and wife Ann of Snow Camp, Ricky Campbell and wife Kay of Pittsboro, and Dennis Campbell and wife Cynthia of Pittsboro.
The family will receive friends Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Griffin Chapel. A Celebration of Life will follow at 6:30 with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Bob Wachs presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Wayne’s memory to the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Dr. #100, Morrisville, NC 27560; or the American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road,  Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Campbell family.

11-23-2017

JERRY LEE STONE
Kittrell – Jerry Lee Stone, 60, passed away Sunday, (11-12-2017), at his home.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, (11-17-2017) at New Life Fellowship Church, with Dr. Gail Dickens presiding.
Jerry was born in Lee County on June, 26, 1957, to the late Sherrill and Janice Jackson Stone.  A graduate of Greenwood High School, he was the former owner and operator of Tramway Paint and Body Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Poole Stone of the home; a son, Jeremy Stone of Raleigh; daughters, Amber Stone Sparling of Cameron, Ashleigh Marie Stone of Vass; sisters, Debbie Underwood of Sanford, Patty Bobnis of Monroe, Penny DelGiudice of Broadway; and five grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLOTTE WRAY OSTROWSKI STRICKLAND
Charlotte Ostrowski Strickland, 83, of Sanford, died Thursday, (11-16-2017) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.
The funeral service was held  at Grace Chapel Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, (11-19-2017) with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. David Yarborough officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Thomas Ostrowski and Wilhilmina Molosic Ostrowski.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Delbert Strickland and a brother, Thomas Ostrowski.  Mrs. Strickland served in the US Airforce.  She was a member of Grace Chapel Church where she enjoyed being in the choir and teaching a Sunday School class.  Thru the years, she was employed as an administrative assistant at The TLC Home, Lee County Health Department, Sanford Central High School and Jonesboro Elementary.
Survivors include sons, Mitchell Strickland of Sanford, Marc Strickland of Raleigh; daughter, Donna Strickland of Sanford; five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption,  42 Deep River Road, Sanford, NC  27330.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com.

MARY JOYCE JONES TAYLOR
Mary Joyce Jones Taylor, 87, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (11-18-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was  held Tuesday, (11-21-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor David Crowther presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery
Joyce was born in Chatham County on July 2, 1930 to the late Eli Murphy Jones and Mable Thomas Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband Victor Haywood Taylor.
Survivors include daughters, Vickie Gaudette and Diane Taylor, both of Pittsboro; and one granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Joyce’s memory to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com

MARY LOUISE HEARNE JOHNSON WOMBLE
Mary Louise Hearne Johnson Womble, 97, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (11-18-2017) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, (11-21-2017) at 11 a.m. at Hanks Chapel Church cemetery with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
Louise was born in Chatham County, on March 13, 1920 to the late Herbert Wilford Hearne and Lillian Griffin Hearne. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Junious Johnson, second husband London Womble, brothers Nathaniel Hearne, Arthur L Hearne, and one sister Marie Wolfe.
Survivors include her sister, Kathleen Braxton of Pittsboro; stepdaughter, Rosalie Edwards of Chapel Hill; stepson Arthur James Womble of Chapel Hill; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Hanks Chapel Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 108 Village Lake Rd #1, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com

RICHARD EARL LAWRENCE
Richard Earl Lawrence, 33, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, (11-16-2017) at his home.
A gathering to remember and celebrate Richard’s life was held on Sunday, (11-19-2017) at 2 p.m. at the home of his parents.
He was born in Chapel Hill to Ricky and Debbie Lawrence.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Peggy Jean Bray and Beverly Allen.  Richard enjoyed his work at Frontier Spinning.
Richard is survived by his parents, Ricky and Debbie; son, Ryker Goins; daughters, Anna Lawrence, Alexandra Lawrence, Victoria Lawson; sisters, Sandra Tilley of Southern Pines, and Angela Joyner of Carthage.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY ANN (FARRAR) JACKSON
Shirley Ann Jackson, 75 of Pittsboro, passed on Sunday, (11-12-2017) at Laurels of Chatham in  Pittsboro.
Funeral services were held Thursday, (11-16-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai AME Church with interment following at Pittsboro Community Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Wanda of Pittsboro and Charlene of Siler City; three grandchildren; sisters, Helen Brooks of Pittsboro, and Barbara Poole of Asheboro.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

JULIUS SHONTANE WORTHY
Julius Shontane Worthy, 39, of Cameron passed on Tuesday (11-14-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CAROLYN E. MURCHISON
Carolyn E. Murchison, 64, of Sanford passed on Tuesday, (11-14-2017) at her home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

BILLY WAYNE JACKSON
Mr. Billy Wayne Jackson, 62, of Cameron passsed on Wednesday, (11-15-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MYRA L. STEIN
Myra L. Stein, 74 of Pittsboro passed away on Monday, (11-13-2017).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

LESLIE E. FLETCHER, JR., “FLETCHER”
Leslie E. Fletcher, Jr., “Fletcher”, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida.
He was born April 14, 1927 in Jewel Ridge, VA., the son of Leslie E. and Maggie B. Fletcher.  “Fletcher” graduated from Richlands High School.  After graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably in WWII.  He attended Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science.  He worked at Farmer Funeral Home in Richlands, VA then moved to Siler City, NC. There he worked for Smith and Buckner Funeral Home serving the families of Chatham for 40 years.
“Fletcher” is survived by his daughter, Leslie F. Bolte and son-in-law Stephen Bolte of Jupiter, FL; Christin and Brian Benton, granddaughter and grandson-in-law of Palm City, FL; Matthew and Rebecca Bolte, grandson and granddaughter-in-law of St. Augustine, FL; and four great-grandchildren, Connor and Payson Benton, Bradley and Grady Bolte.
A small graveside memorial service will be held on December 9th at 11:00 a.m. in Siler City, followed by a reception of friends and family at the Siler City Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 W 3rd Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

R. DONALD POWERS
Charlotte – Mr. R. Donald Powers, 74, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital.
A Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, followed by a reception. Services will be held in Greensboro, at a later date.
Don was born on June 26, 1943 in Chatham County to Paul and Pauline Powers.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He graduated in 1971 from Mississippi State with a degree in business administration. He worked for 35 years at Valley Proteins. He was a member of the Summit Rotary Club in Greensboro. He was a member of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church and a former member of  First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Underwood Powers of Greensboro and his parents.
He is survived by his daughters, Heather Stillerman and Amy Powers both of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Emily and Katherine Russell, Grant and Tyler Collins.
He was loved by many and affectionately known as Big Don. He enjoyed football, playing with the dogs, and building model airplanes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kreitzer’s Critter Corral Puppy Rescue (KCCPR), P.O. Box 1571, Harrisburg, NC 28075 or South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church at 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.
The family is being served by Forbis & Dick N. Elm Chapel. Condolences may be made at www.forbisanddick.com.

JOSEPH “DAN” DOLLAR
Mr. Joseph “Dan” Dollar, 84, of Snow Camp passed away peacefully after a year’s battle with Parkinson’s  Disease on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
A native of Chatham County, he was the husband of Joann
Ivey Dollar and the son of Ernest Dollar and Helen Hackney Dollar, both deceased.
Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.  He retired from AT&T/Lucent Technologies.  After retirement he worked for more than ten years as a University Public Safety Officer in Chapel Hill.  He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, a member of the Snow Camp American Legion and a former member of the Eli Whitney Ruritan Club.  Dan never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Dollar is survived by his wife, Joann of the home; daughter, Benita D. Griffin of Snow Camp; his two granddaughters, who were the apple of his eye, Emily Griffin and Ivey Griffin; sister, Barbara Ann Sparrow of Chapel Hill; brother, Archie Dollar of West Jefferson, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. by Dr. James L. Bryan and Rev. Garrett Rea. Burial followed in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral and Crematory in Graham on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Other times they were at the residence of his daughter, Benita, 8675 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Dan’s caregivers during his time of illness.
Memorials may be made to Center United Methodist Church, 9204 Center Church Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road., Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

11-16-2017

HOWARD LUNSFORD O’BRIANT
Mr. Howard Lunsford O’Briant, 97, of Siler City, died Thursday, (11-09-2017) at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
The funeral service was conducted  at 2 p.m. on Sunday, (11-12-2017) at Kildee Wesleyan Church with  Rev. Roger Riffe presiding. Burial followed at Gilmore Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Howard was born in Randolph County in 1920, son of the late Vivian G. and Kizzie Belle Stevenson O’Briant. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II with the 17th Field Artillery Batallion. He earned seven Bronze Service Stars after serving in Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He retired after 32 years of employment with Burlington Industries. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. O’Briant, brothers Winfred and Paul, sisters Dorothy and Pauline, and one great grandson, Mason Phillips.
He is survived by his daughter, Ava O. Bayles of Siler City; son, Larry O’Briant, of Siler City; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

TRAVIS WAYNE HARWARD
Travis Wayne Harward, 36, passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday, (11-14-2017) at 2 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, with Pastor Lee McKinney presiding.  Burial followed in Lamm’s Grove Church Cemetery.
Travis was born in Lee County on July 9, 1981, to Thomas Wayne and Quinlan Faye Thompson Harward.  Preceding him in death were grandparents, Calvin Harward, Lester and Myra Jean Thompson.  He was employed as a Landscaping Supervisor.  Travis graduated from Lee Senior High School and Sandhills Community College in the Landscaping Program.
Surviving relatives include his parents, Tommy and Quinlan Harward of Sanford; his wife, Melisa Pope Harward of Carthage; daughters, Aubrey Harward of High Falls and Paitlyn Harward of Carthage; step-daughter, Lily Cox of Carthage; sisters, Shannon Gillis and Maci Bullard, both of Sanford; and paternal grandmother, Lottie Harward of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers please made a donation to DBR Ministries, PO Box 279, Sanford, NC  27331-0279.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

RUBY LUCILLE HARRIS GRAHAM
Ruby Lucille Harris Graham, 93, of Sanford, died Friday, (11-10-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was held Monday, (11-13-2017) at 11 a.m. at Hunt Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating.  Burial followed in the Cool Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
She was born in Lee County, on July 25, 1924 to the late Alvin and Cara Williams Harris.  In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Graham; a son, Earl Hiatt; brother, Alvin Harris, Jr. and sisters, Frances Golden, Virginia Burns, and Louise Lemburg.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Graham, Darrell Graham, both of Sanford; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford, NC 27332, in honor of Mrs. Graham.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

LEO CAMPBELL
Mr. Leo Campbell, 79, of Pittsboro passed on Monday, (11-06-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (11-11-2017) at 2 p.m.at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church.

REV. ROBERT HOYLE HOUGH
Rev. Robert Hoyle Hough, 86, of Raleigh died Saturday, (11-11-2017) at Universal Health Care of Fuquay-Varina.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (11-16-2017) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church.  The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. with Dr. Leroy Baker, Rev. Joe Arthur and Rev. David Elgin officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Hough was born in Chatham County on August 10, 1931 the son of Willis Hoyle and Lillie (Burke) Hough.  He was a member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church Conference.  He had served as a missionary in areas of Cuba and Mexico for several years and had worked as a mechanic in the aviation field. Robert was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Hough White; his parents; sister, Ruth Hough; and brothers, Melvin and Floyd Hough.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Marjorie (Townes) Hough; one daughter, Faith Nix of Oklahoma; sons, Byron Hough and Robert Joel “Buddy” Hough, both of Texas; brother, Terry Hough of Kernersville; five grandchildren; and two step-daughters, Teresa Parker and Lisa Elgin.
Memorials may be made to Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RICARDO PEREZ-BOLANOS
Richardo Perez-Bolanos, 26, of Sanford passed on Saturday, (11-11-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

SHIRLEY ANN (FARRAR) JACKSON
Shirley Ann Jackson, 75, of Pittsboro passed on Sunday, (11-12-2017) at Laurels of Chatham.

BEATRICE TAYLOR
Beatrice Tayalor, 89, of Sanford, passed on Friday, (11-10-2017) at her home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

KENNETH DAWSON
Mr. Kenneth Dawson, 54, of Carrboro, passed on Tuesday, (10-31-2017) at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
Arangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

EVELYN MORGAN
Mrs. Evelyn Morgan of Sanford, passed on Wednesday, (11-08-2017) at her home.
Arangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

JAYLEN O’KEEFE PARKER
Mr. Jaylen O’Keefe Parker, 25 of Clayton passed on Wednesday, (11-07-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

GERALD VAN CLARK
Gerald Van Clark, 57, of Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek died Monday.
Mr. Clark was born in Chatham County on May 10, 1960, the son of Bobby Lee Clark and Elizabeth Faye (Ray) Clark McLaughlin.  Gerald was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, the Good Life Sunday School Class and had served on the grounds committee.  He was a graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School, Central Carolina Community College and was a former teacher of industrial electronics at Montgomery County Community College. Gerald was an avid runner, enjoyed reading, programming light displays, and trips to the beach. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 36 years, Javetta (Smith) Clark; one daughter, Stacy Clark Burch and husband Don of Granite Falls; one son, Jesse Clark and wife Charity of Goldston; one brother, Donald L. Clark and wife Dela of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Haley and Evan and a granddaughter on the way; special uncle, Wade Clark of Pittsboro; and step-father, Daffy McLaughlin of Siler City.
The family received friends Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of the son, 2837 Goldston-Glendon Road, Goldston.
The funeral was held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Black officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Loves Creek Baptist Church, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344.  On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

JOHN WALKER BLAIR
Mr. John Walker Blair, 71, died Friday morning, November 10, 2017.  He was kind, caring and had a gentle spirit. He was a generous man with great integrity.
Johnny was born in Wake County, NC, a son to the late Henry K. Blair, Sr. and Laura Blair Johnson. He had a love for nature and the outdoors, hunting when he was younger and fishing throughout his years.
He graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1964, where he played baseball and was a star football player, receiving the Most Valuable Football Player award for both 1962-1963 and 1963-1964 seasons.  Johnny attended Choate in Wallingford, Connecticut on a football scholarship 1964-65 and graduated from UNC-CH in 1969 where he played football for a year and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics.  He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Johnny was also an active member of the Pittsboro United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and other special committees.
Johnny loved the Town of Pittsboro and led projects such as the first Courthouse Clocks, a special section of the new Pittsboro Library and a park in the downtown area.  Most of his life, he was a self-employed, residential construction contractor. Most recently, Johnny was the designer and owner of Blair Boat and RV Storage in Pittsboro, NC.
In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his step-father, James M. Johnson; his grandparents; several aunts and uncles; and his best dog friend, Billet.
He is survived by his brother, Henry K Blair, Sr. (Bengie); sister, Laura B. Spivey; nieces and nephews, Laura B. Butler (Bert), Henry K. Blair, III (Danielle), Marie McSweeney (Barney), Travis L. Spivey, Erin Librach (Dan); many great-nieces and nephews; special friend, Judy Peele; and Bandit, his beloved dog.
A visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the home located at 366 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. A service to celebrate John’s life was held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church – 71 West Street, Pittsboro, NC. The family received friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to:  Pittsboro UMC – PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7313 – PO Box 1775, Pittsboro NC 27312.
Special thanks to Donna Loyd, for her personal care and management of household functions for John.  An additional thank you to Madelyn Ashley of Caring for Seniors, LLC, for her coordination of care for John and sharing of geriatric expertise with family and caregivers. The excellent care throughout the years of Dr. James E. Kurz and Dr. Nina M. Browner is greatly appreciated. The family also thanks the caregivers provided by Right at Home, HomeWatch Caregivers, and Transitions Life Care for their assistance.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

EMMA JEAN DARK WILLIFORD
Emma Jean Dark Williford, 87, of Siler City died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Williford was born in Chatham County on August 6, 1930 the daughter of Eugene J. and Margaret Ellen (Hanner) Dark.  Emma Jean was a member of the Siler City Presbyterian Church and retired from the Town of Siler City where she had worked as the Customer Service Representative with 22 years of service.  Emma Jean enjoyed square dancing, playing bridge and any activities involving church, family, friends and travel.  She truly was the matriarch of her large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. “Jimmy” Williford; her parents and a dear brother, Robert H. Dark.
She is survived by two daughters: Pam W. Peavey and husband Bill of Siler City, Jean W. Pinkston and husband Charles of Franklin; grandchildren, Priscilla Peavey, Olivia P. Nettles, Jesse Pinkston, Ellen P. Love, Gabe Pinkston and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 5:30 – 8  p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral will be Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 West 3rd Street, Siler City with Pastor Sue Flippin and Rev. Richard LaDew officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes Fund, c/o Siler City Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUBY JANE FARRELL MASON
Ruby Jane Farrell Mason, age 75, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Jane was born in Chatham County on August 14, 1942 to the late Olan and Christine Stubbs Farrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband J.B. Mason, son Jamie Farrell, two sisters,  Nonie Jelinek, Rosy Sykes, Jane is survived by her
daughter Nikki Plummer and husband Shannon of Pittsboro; sister Peggy Cotten and husband Wayne of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, Ryan Farrell, Alex Plummer, and Noah Plummer; two great-grandchildren, Annabelle Farrell and Elena Farrell; and longtime companion and best friend, Bill Griffin.
A memorial service was held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Gambos and Pastor Wesley Thomas presiding. Following the service, the family received friends in the fellowship hall at New Salem. A private family burial was held.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jane’s memory to the Fellowship Hall Building Fund at New Salem Baptist Church, 5030 Old Graham Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, and Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home of Sanford.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Mason family.

ARCHIE LEE COUNCILMAN
Archie Lee Councilman, 89, of Bear Creek died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mr. Councilman was born in Chatham County on October 31, 1928, the son of George C. and Clatie (Phillips) Councilman.  He was the owner/operator of Councilman Farms.  Archie
was an active member of Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Sanctuary Building Committee.  Archie and Helen enjoyed fishing and spending time at their home at Holden Beach.
Archie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alvin and Grady Councilman; sisters, Lucille Kearns, Bronna Mae Whitener, Edith Puckett, Estelle Hackney and Irene Bullard.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen (Brady) Councilman; one son, Harold Councilman and wife Judy of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Lee Councilman and wife Jennifer of Creedmoor, Brian Councilman and wife Katie of Graham; great- grandchildren, Michael, Ashely, Austin and Emilie Councilman.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Novem-ber 11, 2017 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek and other times at the family home.
The funeral was held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Wachs and Rev. Scott Walker officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mary C. Puckett and Archie Councilman Scholarship Fund, c/o Tyson’s Creek Baptist Church, 10891 Siler City-Glendon Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

11-09-2017

JUNIOR EMORY HOLDER
Mr. Junior Emory Holder, 89, of Sanford, died on Monday, (10-30-2017) at the home of his son.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (11-04-2017) at 2 p.m. in the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Wilson officiating.  The burial followed in Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
He was born in Harnett County on August 24, 1928 to the late Russell James and Ivy Thomas Holder.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Hobson Holder and daughter, Linda Darlene Watson.  Prior to his retirement, Junior worked for many years in brick manufacturing.
Survivors include sons, Sammy James Holder of Lillington and David Wayne Holder of Sanford; sister, Jean Vanover of Sanford; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA ANN FAIRCHILD BEAUDIN
Barbara Ann Fairchild Beaudin, 67, of Sanford, died Tuesday, (10-31-2017 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends.
She was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 16, 1949 to the late David Fairchild and Anne Antonick Fairchild.  Mrs. Beaudin worked as a High School security officer.
Survivors include her husband, William Arthur Beaudin of the home; son, Joseph Beaudin of Chapel Hill; daughter, Ann Beaudin of Granby, CT; brother, Michael Fairchild of CT; sisters, Linda Fairchild of CT, Nancy Mericle of OH, Joanne Bertanza of CT; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

MARGARET MARIA SASSE WESLEY
Margaret Maria Sasse Wesley, 85, of Cameron, died Tuesday, (10-31-2017) at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends.
She was born in Nurnberg, Germany on August 24, 1932 to the late Adolf Sasse and Maria Dutsch Sasse.   Prior to her retirement, Margaret worked as a clinical psychologist.
She is survived by her daughter, Key Burns of Cameron; son, John Wesley of White Plains, NY; sister, Helen Handrakis of Yonkers, NY; and one granddaughter.
Condolences may be made at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

FRANKIE WAYNE KENNEDY
Frankie Wayne Kennedy, 64, of High Falls, passed away Friday, (11-03-2017) at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.
The funeral service was held Monday (11-06-2017) at Highfalls United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tom Halberg and Rev. Ricky Sessoms presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Frankie was born in Moore County on September 24, 1953. He worked for Selig Manufacturing before he was employed as a correctional officer for McCain Correctional Facility and Southern Correctional Institution of Troy. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Frank Kennedy.
Survivors include his mother, Eva Mae Upchurch Kennedy of High Falls;  his wife, Marlene Powers Kennedy of the home; daughter, Julia Kennedy Russell; and son, Daniel Kennedy, all of Robbins; brother, Tim Kennedy of Troy; and five grandchildren.
Condolences may be offered online at:  www.joycebradychapel.com.

ANGELA MARIE VENDLINSKI LETT
Angela Marie Vendlinski Lett, 31 of Sanford died Saturday, (11-04-2017) at her home.
The funeral was held at First Baptist Church, Wednesday, (11-08-2017) at 11a.m., with Rev. Brian Caldwell and Rev. Matt Garrett presiding.  Burial followed in Buffalo Cemetery.
Angela was born on December 24, 1985, in Hollywood, FL to Randall Joseph and Sylvie Villeneuve Vendlinski.
In addition to her parents of Prescott, MI, she is survived by her husband, Matthew Wesley Lett of Sanford; sons, Kash Joseph Lett and Ryder Wesley Lett, both of the home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Happiness, 1094 Wilkins Dr., Sanford, NC 27330 or NC Jaycee Burn Center, 101 Manning Drive, CB#7600, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ALICE SMITH DAVIS
Alice Smith Davis, 76, of  Staley, died Saturday, (11-04-2017) at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (11-07-2017) at First Christian Church, Ramseur, with Rev. Garry Arnett officiating.  Burial was at Rehobeth United Methodist Church.
Alice was a native of Chatham County, a former kindergarten teacher, retired poultry farmer and a member of the First Christian Church where she was the organist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Lena Fox Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Phil Davis of the home; sons, Steve Davis of Asheboro, Forest Davis of Siler City; sister, Daffie Branson of Asheboro; brothers, Arthur Smith of Siler City, Paul Smith of Bennett; and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.

KATHLEEN FRANCES CALLIHAN
Kathleen Frances Callihan, 67, passed away Thursday, (11-02-2017) at UNC Chapel Hill.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, (11-11-2017) at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. The family will visit with guests immediately following.
Born April 21, 1950, and raised in Youngsville, PA, she spent more than 25 years in the Pittsboro / Siler City area. Kathleen made a living out of her calling in life, as an EMT and nurse. She is preceded in death by her mother Margaret and father Stanley Taydus as well as her daughter Bonnie Jean Hilko.
She is survived by her brothers, Tom Taydus, Ted Taydus, and Stan Taydus; sisters, Judy Kuzminski and Patti Boots; sons, Michael Callihan, Joseph Callihan, Andrew;  and twelve grandchildren.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is in charges of arrangements.

HOWARD LEE DOUGLAS
Howard Lee Douglas, 76, of Cameron, died Monday, (11-06-2017) at his home.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, (11-08-2017) at Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. with Rev. John Roberson officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Harnett County, to the late Charlie Laurin and Ruth Howard Douglas.  He also was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Douglas and brother, John Douglas.
Howard is survived by his daughter, Susan Putnam of Cameron; sister, Marie Ayers of Sanford; and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church, 467 NC Highway 24, Cameron, NC 28326.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ARLEEN WENDY ROW PRENTICE
Arleen Wendy Row Prentice, 72, of Bear Creek passed away at her home on Thursday, (11-02-2017).
Arrangements by: Midstate Cremation and Funeral Service, Asheboro.

JUDITH McCRAY BURNHAM
Judith McCray Burnham, 78, of Apex died Monday, (10-30-2017).
Arrangements by: Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

NIAHMETRIUS DIQUAN WILLIAMS
Niahmetrius Diquan Williams, 27, died Sunday, (10-29-2017).
Mr. Williams was born July 28, 1990 in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

CARY DONALD “COACH” MOORE
Cary Donald “Coach” Moore, 69, of 102 JC Gant Lane, Taylorsville passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Siler City, NC to the late Clarence Newton Moore and Sadie Johnson Moore. He graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School and received his teaching degree from East Carolina University. His passion was teaching and he taught and coached in Alexander County Schools for over 30 years.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sonya, of the residence; daughters, Carrie (Ronnie) Nines of Yanceyville, NC and Ryanne-Leigh (Powell) Gregory of Fort Mill, SC; grandsons, Aden Rachol and Finley Nines; brother, Ron (Amelia) Moore of Virginia Beach, VA and a host of special nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sara Rich.
Memorial services will be set at a later date. Visitors are welcome at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to East Alexander Middle School Athletic
Department at 1285 White Plains Road, Hiddenite, NC.

MARY PHYLLIS HORN
(Phyllis Downing Horn)
Born Phyllis Downing Horn on May 22, 1939, Mary Phyllis Horn died unexpectedly on October 26, 2017.  She lived a full life as a creative person, immersing herself in a passion for music, sculpture, art (painting and drawing), as well as an advocate for animal life and nature preservation.  She loved experiencing culture through all of these mediums and shared that with everyone that knew her.
Raised in a small town (Alexandria, PA) in central Pennsylvania, “Phyllis” was the daughter and eldest of eight children, of John Chisolm Sr. and Solveig Wald Horn.  She received her B.A. in Music Education from Gettysburg College and her M. Ed. in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University, PA.  For 31 years, she taught public high school award-winning choral music in New York State, South Carolina, and New Mexico.  During this time, she began studying spiritual healing and attended The Light of Christ Community Church in Tahlequah, OK, where she received her metaphysical ministry ordination in 1987.  She continued her studies by attending The Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO in the early 1990s.
Ready for another life change, she moved to Pittsboro, NC in 1995 and established “The Church of the Living Light”, which operated until her death.  Surrounded by nature, the arts and culture, Phyllis loved North Carolina.  She flourished and called it home.  With the University climate of the area, this offered cultural programs, especially in quality music and the arts.  Phyllis often visited the nearby Carolina Tiger Rescue, which inspired her artwork and social causes.  She often exhibited her art and won State and local recognition.  She, also, kept her fingers limber on the keyboard by mentoring budding musical talents and playing for Pittsboro’s St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and The Unitarian Church, as an organist/pianist. Her local community and church involvement, the Senior Center Art program, and the friendships that she cultivated were extremely important to her and thankful for their support in welcoming her over the years.
Phyllis is survived by three brothers and one sister:  John C. Horn, Jr. (Joanne Cohn) of Longmont, CO:  Eric Horn (Eileen) of Henderson, NV: Thomas (Sally) Horn of Boalsburg, PA: and Dorothy Horn of Newtown, PA.  Preceded in death were her parents and three brothers:  Stephen, Robert, and James.
Loved and respected by family, friends and professionals, we all called her “Sis” and will surely miss her!
A Mary Phyllis Horn Life Celebration Memorial Service will be on Monday November 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Tel:  919-542-5679.
Donations in Memoriam can be made, in Mary Phyllis Horn’s name, to support the Carolina Tiger Rescue either on line:  www.carolinatigerrescue.org OR via mail to:  1940 Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  Phone: 919-542-4684 AND/OR St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC.

LULA BUNKER WHITE
Lula Bunker White passed away at home under the care of hospice on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Nathan Bunker and Hero Stone Bunker. Her father was a grandson of Eng Bunker, one of the original Siamese Twins.
Lula was a credit manager for Capital City Concrete (Ready Mix) for approximately twenty years. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association for twenty-five years and served as treasurer for the Tar Heel Capital Chapter. Lula grew up in the Methodist Church and was a long-time member of Highland United Methodist Church on the corner of Lake Boone Trail and Ridge Road in Raleigh.She attended Elon College and was a notary public and real estate broker for thirty-five years.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald M. White, Sr., to whom she was married for fifty-eight years; her son Gerald M. White, Jr.; her son Samuel Dennis White; her brother Nathan Bunker; and her brother Jeremiah Bunker.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Eichenberger, her husband David, and their two children Ethan and Lauren, of Cary; her daughter Stacy White and her two children Jade and Nate, of Raleigh; her brother Homer Bunker of Memphis, Tennessee, and his family; her sister Helen Bunker of Chatham County and her family; her sister Mary Blanton of Bear Creek and her family; and the families of her deceased brothers Jeremiah and Nathan. She is also survived by many more cousins, other extended family, and friends.
The funeral service was held at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh at 1:30 p.m on Saturday, November 4, 2017, with Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz presiding. That was immediately followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. A second funeral service followed at Hanks Chapel Church, 125 Hanks Loop Road in Pittsboro at 4 p.m. with Rev. Bob Wachs presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wake County SPCA in memory of Lula White, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. The family thanks you for your kindness.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the White family.

BOBBIE BRAXTON HOUSE
Mr. Bobbie Braxton House, age 86, of 284 Moncure School Road, Moncure, NC, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home.
He was born in Micro, NC on August 10, 1931 to the late Barden Jackson House and Ophelia Batten House.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Grey Jones House and siblings Dorothy Holding, Adele Giles, Ruby Whitley, Faith Wallace, Alton Howes and B.J. Howes.
Mr. House served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict, then he was able to attend Selma Agriculture School through the GI Bill.  He spent his 48-year career with Sanford Construction Company, then Sanford Contractors as a Bridge Construction Superintendent.  He was a member of Haywood Bible Church and was a past member and president of the Moncure Lions Club.  He was manager of Jordan Damn RV Park following his retirement but his passion was rebuilding Farmall 140 tractors and gardening.
He is survived by his sons, Bobby B. House, Jr. and wife Karen of Thomasville, Jeff House and wife Camille of Sanford, Bart House of the home; special friend, Mildred May of Sanford; brothers, Lebert Howes of Henderson who stayed by his brother’s side till he died, Roosevelt Howes of Greenville; sister, LeVere Williamson of Selma; grandchildren, Doug House, David House, Jennifer Lewis and husband Jason, Austin House; great-grandchildren, Zane House, Zachary Lewis, Bella Lewis and Elizabeth Grey House.  He is also survived by special friends Tony Douglas and Earl Stacker.
Special thanks to his caregivers, Nancy Dunn, Ruth Gunter, Sabrina Leedom, Jenny Spainhour, Debbie Morris and his Hospice Nurse Tara Barrett.
The family received friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m. and at other times at the family home in Moncure.  The funeral service followed at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Brown, Rev. Jim Brady and Rev. Terry Pleasants officiating.  Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens beside his late wife.
Memorials may be made to Lee County Industries, 2711 Tramway Road, Sanford, NC 27330 or UNC Hospice, 287 East Street, Suite 211, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
The family would like to express their thanks to Mr. House’s family, friends, neighbors, and work peers for their love, help, food, cards and support during Mr. House’s sickness.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc., Sanford.

MATTHEW CALVIN MASHBURN
Matthew Calvin Mashburn, 38, of Callahan, FL passed away on October 27, 2017.
Matt was born on June 27, 1979 in Sanford, NC to Kenneth and Linda Mashburn. He proudly served his country in the US Army, before being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. While being an active member he served in Korea and Operation Iraq Freedom. During his service he was the recipient of: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Army Lapel Button, Professional Development Ribbon/ Army Service Ribbon/Overseas Service Ribbon and Basic Aviation Badge. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Affairs. He was currently employed at CSX as Safety Director of Mechanical Operations.
He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Cordell Mashburn; children, Callie Marie Mashburn and William Tate Mashburn; parents, Ken and Linda Mashburn of Goldston; brother and sister in law, Joshua and Alex Mashburn of Goldston; father and mother in law, Billy and Robbie Cordell of Americus,GA; sister and brother in law, Jonathon and Megan Day of Blythewood SC; nephews, JJ Mashburn, Levi Mashburn and Sullivan Day; niece, Hattie Day; a dear cousin, Lisa (Mike) McLaughlin; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncles, Greg Mashburn and Jim Barker.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the Nassau Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his honor be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or another VA Organization.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.nassaufh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nassau Funeral Home, 541720 US Highway 1, Callahan, Florida 32011, 904-879-1770.

DORIS ANN JOHNSON ELLINGTON
Doris Ann Johnson Ellington, 85, Siler City died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Ellington was born January 11, 1932, the daughter of Wade Hampton Johnson and Annie White Johnson.
She is survived by son, Mark Ellington and wife, Jeannie of Siler City; grandson, Zack Ellington and wife, Heather of Greensboro; sisters, Linda J. Sipe of Bear Creek and Kathryn Frazier of Liberty; brothers, Don Johnson of Bear Creek, Hugh Johnson of Silk Hope, Billy Howell Johnson of Graham, and Warren Johnson of Greensboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, J. Willard Ellington; and brothers, Glenn, Gary, Herbert and Bruce Johnson.
She was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church where she taught the adult ladies Sunday school class, sang in the choir, served as missionary advocate for many years, and thoroughly enjoyed acting in church productions. Doris enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, fishing, cooking, baking, movies, and reading. She loved going to both the beach and the mountains. Doris loved to joke, have fun and laugh. She worked at Chatham Hospital as a nursing assistant and later volunteered there with the Rotary Bazzarr. She went back to school to be a cosmetologist. Later becoming a second grade teacher’s assistant at Siler City Elementary, which is where she retired. She took Tae Kwon Do and received her blue belt. Doris was an active member of the community, where she was involved in many clubs and organizations such as the Red Hat Club, the Rotarian Committee, and the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron.
Visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chatham County Council on Aging or Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church New Building fund.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

11-02-2017

DRUCILLA ELLEN FARMER
Drucilla Ellen Farmer, 71, of Cameron, passed on Monday, (10-30-2017) at her home.
Arrangements by Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY PHYLLIS HORN
Mary Phyllis Horn, 78, of Pittsboro passed away on Thursday, (10-26-2017).
Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

ANN WARD WARLICK CARSON
Anne Ward Warlick Carson died peacefully on Saturday night, October 28, 2017.  She lived a wonderful life and told us she was ready and we shouldn’t be sad. She was kind, compassionate, beautiful, graceful, and generous.  She filled her
home with art, music, books, good food and good grammar.
She was 95 years old, born on February 23, 1922. She said her one regret was that she didn’t have the birthday 2/22/22, but had missed it by one day.
Anne was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC.  She went to college at Salem in Winston-Salem and returned to Jacksonville where she met Bob Carson, a marine.  They were married in 1948.  A few years later they moved to Kingsport, Tennessee, where Anne lived for 56 years.  She raised two children, Kevin and Drew-Anne and was a grandmother to Andrew, Tyler, Christopher and Amanda, and a great grandmother to Abbie, Aaron and Zack.
She was an executive’s secretary, a volunteer at a community rehab center, sang in the church choir and maintained a beautiful garden at her church in Kingsport.  She loved to travel and visited many places around the world.
She moved to Pittsboro to spend her last four years in her favorite state in the whole country in the care of her daughter Drew and son in law, Doug, and the Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community.
Anne influenced her family and the community with her wit, organizational skills, love and her heart for Jesus.  She will be missed but is already on her next assignment: making heaven a brighter place.
A private graveside celebration for the family will be held in Abingdon, VA.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

GEORGE W. “G.W.” BURKE
George W. “G.W.”  Burke, 85, of Bear Creek died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Burke was born October 17, 1932, the son of Cullum King Burke and
Mary Elizabeth Fields Burke. An Army veteran, he retired from Townsend Poultry as a Supervisor, farmer, and he was a self-employed dry
wall contractor. G. W. was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church. He loved flying, RV camping with the camping group, enjoyed time with family, going to school events for his grandchildren and enjoyed time with his great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Paul Burke Petty.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Christine Wicker Burke; daughter, Regina Burke Miller and husband John of Carolina Lakes; son, Gregory W. Burke and wife Linda of Bear Creek; brother, Daniel Burke and wife Faye of Bear Creek; grandchildren, John Burke Miller and wife Jessica of Carolina Lakes, Jeremy Howe Miller and wife Heather of S.E. Yelm, WA; great-grandchildren, Alexandria B. Miller, John B. Miller, and Elizabeth G. Miller.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, with Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Rob Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. The family received friends after the service in the church Activity Building.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Don Moody Fund, cfo Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207; or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 108 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
On line condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PHILIP THEODORE HART
Phillip Theodore Hart, 70, of Thrift Road, Gulf died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home
Phil was born on July 20, 1947, in Lee County, NC, the son of William Murdock and Vida Mae (Cotton) Hart. He was a self-employed Logger.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ruby (Powers) Hart; one daughter, Andrea “Andy” Hart Phipps and husband Parker of Sanford; two sons, Landon Hart, Craig Hart and favorite daughter-in-law, Ann McDowell, all of Gulf; one sister, Linda Hart White of Raleigh; and name sake, Phillip Foushee.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family will receive friends at the family home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Liberty Home Care & Hospice Services, P O Box 66, Sanford, NC 27330.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Hart Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

10-26-2017

SAMUEL THOMAS JONES
Samuel Thomas Jones, 28, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (10-07-2017), at his home.
A memorial service was held on Friday, (10-20-2017), at 11 a.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Taylor officiating.
Sam was born in Wake County on March 15, 1989, to Ronnie Jones and Sarah Nicholson Jones.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh and Joyce Nicholson and Samuel Lynn Jones.  Sam was a longtime member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church,  a graduate of UNC Greensboro, and an Eagle Scout.  He was employed as a Cardholder Services Technician at the State Employees’ Credit Union.
Sam is survived by his wife, Amanda Hicks Jones; parents, Ronnie and Sarah Jones of Sanford; and his grandmother, Aileen White Jones of Sanford.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (www.brpfoundation.org), 717 South Marshall Street, Suite 105B, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH EUGENE FRASIER
Mr. Kenneth Eugene Frasier, 75, of Sanford, died Friday, (10-20-2017), at Duke University Hospital in Durham.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (10-22-2017) at 3 p.m. at Tramway Baptist Church.
Burial was held Wednesday, (10-25-2017), at 10 a.m. at Sandhills State Veteran’s Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Mr. Frasier was born on May 30, 1942, to the late Elv Frasier and Marie Weber Frasier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jo Ann Mosley.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by daughters, Vickie George, Jeannie McQuinn, both  of Shawnee, KS; brothers, Denny Frasier of Evansville, IN, Larry Frasier of White House, TN; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BETTY BROCKWELL MASON
Mrs. Betty Brockwell Mason, 86, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, (10-21-2017) at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center.
Services are private.
A native of Orange County, Betty was born October 8, 1931 to the late Thomas Floyd Brockwell and Betty Pearl Flake.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Karol L. Mason.
Survivors include daughters, Carolyn Webb of Greensboro, Patty Nealeans-Garrison of Holden Beach, and Laura Cooper of Pittsboro; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

RAY BUREN GUTHRIE
Mr. Ray Buren Guthrie, 73, of Pittsboro died Wednesday (10-18-2017).
A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, (10-28-2017) at 2 p.m. at Pittsboro U.M.C. with Rev. Sera Beth Pannell presiding. The service will be followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.
Mr. Guthrie was born in Winston-Salem to R.B. and Rachel Brothers Guthrie. His parents and brother, Robert Guthrie. preceded him in death. A graduate of Needham Broughton High School, he attended NC State University and graduated from Campbell University, earning a B.S. in Business Administration. He spent 37 years working for the I.R.S. He served as a Scout Leader and youth leader in the churches he attended.
Survivors include his wife, of 50 years, Frances Moody Guthrie; son, Reid Buren Guthrie; daughter, Rachel Guthrie Priestley; and seven grandchildren; brothers, Linwood and Stuart Guthrie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pittsboro U.M.C. Building Campaign, PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett is serving the Guthrie family.
Condolences may be offered online at: www.joycebradychapel.com.

STELLA RUTH WADDELL HORTON
Mrs. Stella Ruth Horton, 95, of Pittsboro passed on Saturday (10-21-2017) at Signature Health of Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

DAVID B. MOORE
Mr. David Boyzella Moore, 64, of Pittsboro passed on Sunday, (10-22-2017) at The Laurels of Chatham.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

ZOULINE DARDEN MACHADO
Zouline Darden Machado, 104, of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Chatham County, N.C., died Saturday evening, October 14, 2017 at The Arbor, Galloway Ridge.
“Zou” was born in Havana, Florida on January 18, 1913, third oldest of ten brothers and sisters, and daughter of Beulah (Boynton) Darden and Benjamin Aaron Darden of Fayetteville, NC and Tallahassee, FL. She was the last living of her siblings, and leaves a daughter, Patricia A. Donaldson (Robert) of Fearrington, NC; son, Thorn McDaniel of Coconut Grove, FL, and granddaughter, Elisa O. McDaniel, M.D., also of Coconut Grove. Her life spanned most of the 20th Century and almost two decades of the 21st. All who knew her, and those that knew of her, would soundly admit the world was better with her in it.
Zouline’s parents stressed strong work ethics combined with academics, music, curiosity, and good will – the latter of which exhibited itself amongst the siblings through caring for and supporting each other in times both good and bad.
Zouline was educated early in life in Kentucky, and athletically gifted winning the All-State Women’s basketball trophy and game ball in 1930. She then received her teaching degree from East Carolina Teachers College, where, incidentally, she won the “Miss ECTC” beauty award in 1932. After graduation, she taught school in Fayetteville, married musician and Indian/H-D motorcycle dealer, Roy T. McDaniel and started raising a family.
After surviving the 1918 flu pandemic, the Wall Street Crash, the Depression of the ‘30s, two World Wars, and an unfortunate failing marriage, Zouline moved to Key Biscayne, Florida with the help of her younger sister, Tommy and family. There she married the remarkable Horatio Luis “Lou” Machado, graduated her daughter from college, raised her son through law school, and saw her granddaughter finish residency in Internal Medicine. Continuing to be athletic, smart, and beautiful, she excelled on the golf course, was successful in real estate, decimated all bridge challengers, traveled worldwide, and entertained frequently at the piano whether at sea or on land.
She leaves an indelible memory of a woman of spirit, who was joyfully “herself”and forever glad to host and welcome others into a fuller world. In her latter days, when memory began to fail, she would welcome a fresh face with, “Why hello. It is so good to see you.”
Classy to the end!  She is dearly missed by all.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Pittsboro.

RAY HADLEY JOHNSON
Ray Hadley Johnson, 67, entered his heavenly home on October 17, 2017 after a valiant battle with a long illness.  His devotion to his family and his belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Ray was born to the late Norman and Christine (Wright) Johnson, September 5, 1950 and was a lifetime resident of Chatham County.  He was a graduate of Jordan- Matthews High School and North Carolina State University where he received a degree in Mathematics.  Ray taught mathematics at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, NC for 31 years and continued to teach Drivers Education in the years following his retirement.  Ray was an active member of South Fork Friends Church, where he served on many committees throughout the years and was an active member of the choir.  He was also a member and former President of the Silk Hope Ruritan Club where he served actively for many years.
Ray was married to his beloved wife, Phyllis Harris Johnson for forty-two years.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. Ray loved spending time with his family, going on vacations and watching NC State athletics.
Ray is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his son Matthew and his wife Amy of Snow Camp; his daughter Stefanie Kincaid and her husband Bryce of Siler City; his four grandchildren, Lilly and Mabry Johnson, Liam and Olivia Kincaid;  his sister-in-law Donna Johnson; his brother–in laws and sister-in-laws, Paulette and Odell Grumble, Michael and Judi Harris, Patricia Harris and David Fullen; and his mother-in-law Dorothy Harris; as well as many close nieces, nephews and family members.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gareth Johnson.
Funeral service was held at South Fork Friends Church, Snow Camp on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Andrew Needham officiating.  Burial followed at the South Fork Cemetery.  Visitation was held at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City, on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and other times at the family home.
Memorial donations may be made to the South Fork Friends Cemetery Association, 359 South Fork-Bethel Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349 or Silk Hope Ruritan, 4221 Silk Hope Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

DALTON LELL SMITH
Dalton Lell Smith, 87, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Beacon Place.
Family visitation will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Hanes Lineberry Elm Chapel from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mr. Smith was born in Siler City, North Carolina to the late Jesse and Decie Adcock Smith. He was a US Air Force Veteran having served in Alaska during the Korean War.  Dalton retired from AT&T (Lucent Technologies) as a supervisor.
He was a former member of the Scottish Rites Mason; Odd Fellows International; American Legion; and the Pioneers (Western Electric Retirement Group). He enjoyed golf, football, bowling, flying and he loved animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Dalton is survived by his wife, Joan Bean Smith of the home; daughter, Yonnie Smith of Greensboro; brother, Gerald A. Smith of Greensboro; and sister, Betty Louise Detscher of Lake Weiss, AL;  his beloved dog, Ocean; and a host of relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 1600 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405;  Almost Home Dachshund Rescue (AHDRS),  Little Round Bed Fund,  PO Box 9671,  Greensboro, NC 27429-9671; or to Northside Baptist Church, 1100 E. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 in memory of Dalton Lell Smith.
Online condolences may be made at www.hanes lineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the Smith family.

FAYDENE WILKIE GOINS
Faydene Wilkie Goins, 78, of Goldston died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at UNC Hospitals.
Mrs. Goins was born in Chatham County on June 21, 1939 the daughter of Robert Odell and Janie Kate (Gaines) Wilkie.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she sang in the Adult Choir.  Faydene was a devoted wife and caregiver, especially to her many nieces and nephews.  She was a great cook and homemaker and was crafty in creating flower arrangements, pocketbooks and many other ways.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
Faydene was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frederick Odell Wilkie; sister, Helen McDuffie; and brother-in-law, Ray McDuffie.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Maua Goins; one sister, Dale Calcutt and husband Jerry of Nashville, NC; one brother, Ronnie Wilkie and wife Debbie of Goldston; eight nieces and nephews; sixteen great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces.
The family received friends Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, and other times at the home of Ronnie Wilkie.
The funeral was held at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Goldston, NC 27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

10-19-2017

MASTER LIAM JAMES COX
Master, Liam James Cox, 8 days old of Carthage, died Saturday, (10-07-2017). Liam was born in Pinehurst on September 29, 2017.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, (10-12-2017) at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Don Edwards presiding.
He is survived by his parents, Shawn and Cassiy Cox of the home; sister, Maya Michele Doty of the home; maternal grandparents, Todd and Kristene Doty of Ontario, N.Y., Debbie and John Spencer of Goose Creek, S.C.; paternal grandparents, Timothy and  Thelma Cox of Bennett; great-grandmothers, Mary Ellen Doty of Sanford, and Betty McKenzie of Carolina Beach.
The family has requested donations to www.youcaring.com.  (Angel Baby Liam Cox’s funeral expense.)
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

EUGENIA FARRELL CROTTS
Eugenia Farrell Crotts, 96, died on Friday, (10-06-2017).
The funeral service was held Monday, (10-09-2017) in the Chapel at Dilworth Methodist Church.
Eugenia was born in Siler City, but Charlotte had been her home for 63 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Douglas Crotts, and son, Edward Douglas Crotts.
She leaves behind a daughter, Susanne Crotts, and two grandsons.

DORIS ELIZABETH BRIDGERS NIGRO
Doris Elizabeth Bridgers Nigro, 92, of Sanford, passed away Tuesday, (10-10-2017) in her home.
A memorial service was held on Friday, (10-13-2017) at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
She was born in Harnett County on September 30, 1925 to the late Lewin and Louise Howell Bridgers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank James Nigro; a son, Frank James Nigro, Jr;  four sisters and one brother.   A member of the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen, she was active in the Goodwill Sunday School Class and the Agnes Wiley Missionary Circle.
Survivors include her son, Douglas James Nigro of Sanford; daughter, Joan Grote of Missoula, MT; brother, Donald Bridgers of Vass; and five grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

CHARLIE O. SNAVELY
Charlie O. Snavely, 69, passed away Saturday, (10-07-2017) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.
At Charlie’s request, he will be cremated and a memorial service held at a later date.
Charlie was born in Kingsport, TN to the late P. H. Snavely and Mary Avie Snavely.    Also preceding him in death is his sister, Mary Alice Snavely-Griffin. Charlie retired from Johnson Controls at Glaxo Smith and Kline.  He was a master carpenter in furniture and building.  A member of Juniper Springs Baptist Church,  he was an ordained deacon and had served as Adult Sunday school teacher.  He was a Cub Scout Master and Boy Scout Master for many years.
Mr. Snavely is survived by his wife of 48 years, Emmalyn Phillips Snavely; sons, Charles Scott Snavely of Sanford; John Patrick Snavely of Tallahassee, FL; one granddaughter; brothers, James A. Snavely of Blountville, TN, Henry C. Snavely of Apopka, FL, John E. Snavely of Blountville, TN; sisters, Ann Spears of Kingsport, TN, Catherine Browder and Nancy Ray, both of Bluff City, TN.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

GEORGE ELDIN MEDLIN
George Eldin Medlin, 91, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, (10-10-2017) at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, (10-18-2017) at Sanford Church ofgod at 11:30 a.m. with burial following at Grace Chapel Church cemetery.
The family received friends one hour prior to that service.
He was born in Lee County on January 7, 1926 to the late George E. Medlin and Eva Christian Medlin.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

GREGORY PAUL BUNCE
Gregory Paul Bunce, 62, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, (10-14-2017) at UNC Hospitals.
There are no services planned at this time. A service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Bunce was born in Orange County on June 8, 1955 to the late Paul Leslie and Anne Gregory Bunce.
Surviving relatives include his wife Julie Bunce; daughter, Lindsay Sutton of Las Vegas; sons, Jason Bunce of Savannah, GA, Reagan Bunce and Hayden Bunce, both of Chapel Hill; sister, Leslie Bunce of Pittsboro; and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to The Leukemia & Lymphona Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or Children’s Home Society of NC, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.

RAMIRO RODRIQUEZ HERRERA
Mr. Ramiro Rodriquez Herrera, 21, of Pittsboro passed on Thursday, (10-12-2017).
The funeral service was held Wednesday (10-18-2017) at 3 p.m. at Knotts Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsboro. Family visitation was from 2 to 3, before the service.
Survivors include his mother, Brenda Clark Nobles of the home; father, Jose Romero Rodriquez of Mexico; brothers, Juan Clark, Damien Rodriquez Herrera, Carlos Muniz Cruz, Jr., Brayden Cruz; sister, Robyn Rodriguez Clark; grandmothers, Glenda Michael of the home and Debra Lawrence of Moncure.

RICHARD GLENN CAVINESS, SR.
Richard Glenn Caviness, Sr., 86, of Siler City died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro after a courageous fight against several recent illnesses.
He was born April 22, 1931, and was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Meeks Caviness.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne Capps Caviness, and son, Richard G. Caviness, Jr., both of Siler City; son, Mark S. Caviness of Greensboro, and daughter, Elizabeth J. Caviness of Charlotte.
Visitation was held Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City.
Memorial services were held at  2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC. Interment followed at Chatham Memorial Park, Hwy 64 East, Siler City.
Richard graduated from Siler City High School where he lettered several seasons playing running back for the varsity team. He served 4 years in the United States Navy, most of which was aboard the USS Seminole (AKA-104) in the Pacific during the Korean War. His service aboard the Seminole included several cruises and port calls in the Korean War zone area as well as other Pacific area of operations. Richard served on the USS Seminole along with several close friends from Chatham County including, Welford (Dick) Beck and Jimmy Cranford who remain lifelong friends after completing military service together.
Richard founded Caviness Printing Service with his wife in 1966 which continues as a family-operated Siler City business.
In 1961, Richard joined and was especially proud of the Siler City Fire Department, serving in many roles including Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief as well as other positions in his 55 years of firefighting service to Siler City. He was a tireless advocate of expanding and enhancing the capabilities and skills of the Fire Department to grow with and serve the needs of Siler City.
His active civic support of Siler City over the years included serving on the Siler City Planning Board, board member of Chatham Trades, Inc., and board member of the Farmer’s Alliance Store. Richard was a strong supporter of the economic health and new business development of Siler City, and was generous of his time in those efforts.
He was an active member of Siler City Rotary Club since 1975.
Richard was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Pat McCrory in 2015 for his 50+ years of firefighting service.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at: www.pugh funeralhome.com.

JIMMY HAROLD MOODY
Jimmy Harold Moody, age 73, of Siler City died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Moody was born September 17, 1944, the son of the late Charlie Edwin and Willard Walters Moody. He was a native of Chatham County. Jimmy was a former employee of Allied Fibers in Moncure. He attended Siler City Pentecostal Holiness
Church and Rives Chapel Baptist Church where he was a member and a former deacon. Also, he served in the Army National Guard. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie, Duffie, Tommy, Walker, and infant brother, Harlan Moody.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Andrews Moody; daughter, Christie Moody Bright and husband Anthony of Bear Creek; and son, Kevin Dale Moody and wife Michelle of Durham; sister, Sue Ann Gunter and husband Jerald of Siler City; and brother, Bobby Moody and wife Mary Dell of Siler City; granddaughters, Natalie and Olivia Bright both of Bear Creek; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and his special K-9 companion, Zoey.
The family received friends Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, and other times at the home of the family.
The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness, 17475 US Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Mark Richardson and Rev. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial followed at Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 17475 US 64 W, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences and remembrances may be made online to the family at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moody family.

H. S. WILLIAMS, JR.
H.S. Williams, Jr., 78, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Chatham County on October 25, 1939 to Herman and Ola Williams. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Ellen W. Crabtree (James) of Chapel Hill and his brother Philip Ray Williams (Lib) of Yadkinville, NC.
HS is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Harbison Williams; a daughter, Marty W. Mitchell and Tommy Mitchell of NYC; a son, Steven Williams of Apex and his fiancé, Anne Chen of Denmark; one grandson, Kyle Mitchell of Pittsboro, and one great-grandson, Sterling Wolf Mitchell. HS was loved and respected by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He worked for 18 years for the Chapel Hill phone company working his way up to Field Engineer. Southern Bell Telephone bought the Chapel Hill Telephone Company and HS worked for Bell for 18 years, retiring as a Building Industry Consulting Engineer. His job included a large section of Central North Carolina with his primary customer being the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because of his vast knowledge of the company telephone system in Chapel Hill and on the campus of UNC.
He was awarded the “Count on Me” award by Southern Bell for his exemplary services to UNC.
HS was a very proud volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Raleigh operation for almost 10 years, going to 33 National disasters including hurricanes, floods, ice storms, and New York City after 9-11, serving thousands of meals and soothing countless hearts in pain.
HS and Peggy retired in 1994 and immediately began traveling with their RV over the United States, visiting 42 of the 50 states.
In 1995, they built a small log cabin on ten acres in Ennice, NC in Alleghany County.
He especially loved the desert S.W. Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, West Texas and spent many winters exploring those areas.
He was a proud veteran of the North Carolina National Guard, serving 8 years. He was also a volunteer for the National Park Service on the Blue Ridge Parkway. He was awarded the Volunteer of the year in his district in 1995 and worked over 3 years.
HS was a quiet gentle man with a ready smile and helping hand. He preferred working in the background…he loved being from the country and living there all of his life. He loved the East Coast Mountains and they soothed his soul once many miles.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Community building.
Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made in his memory to Transitions Lifecare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Williams family.

ZADIE BLAIR “MAWMAW” MYERS
Zadie Blair “MawMaw” Myers, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Wesley Long Hospital.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Alamance Presbyterian Church.  Zadie was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery, prior to the memorial service.  The family received friends in the church parlor following the service.
Born November 29, 1927 in Chatham County to the late Paul Z. and Donnie Beaver Blair. “MawMaw” was a long-time member of Alamance Presbyterian Church where she served in various capacities.  She worked alongside her husband for 40 years as the bookkeeper for Machine Developers Inc.  Zadie was very much a people person and loved to have long conversations.  She loved her plants and enjoyed gardening both flowers and veggies, which made her talented in cooking, canning, and freezing.  “MawMaw” had a giving spirit and was always asking what she could do to help others.  It was a rare occasion if you ever left her house empty handed as she was contently giving things away.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Raymond Myers; and all of her siblings except for one sister, Ruby Snyder of Siler City.
Others left to cherish her memory include her sons, Jeff Myers and his wife Sandy of Oak Ridge, Mike Myers and his wife Patty of Greensboro; one grandson, Jason Myers of Whitsett; two granddaughters, Diana Sowell of Fuquay Varina and Kara Landers of Concord; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alamance Presbyterian Church, 4000 Presbyterian Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.
Hanes-Lineberry, N. Elm Street Chapel has the
honor of assisting the Myers family.
Online condolences may be made at   www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

10-12-2017

ROBERT HANSEN
Robert Hansen, 85, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (10-03-2017) at his home.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, (10-08-2017) at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation with Douglas Hansen presiding. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City with Military Rites.
Robert was born in Union County, NJ on April 6, 1932 to the late Bjarne Hansen and Ruth Hamre Hansen. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Hansen.
Surviving relatives include his wife Joan Hansen; sons, Douglas Hansen, David Hansen; daughters, Donna Bristow, Holly Purkey, Joy Hollows; brother, Donald Hansen; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.

BILLIE LEE MANESS
Mr. Billie Lee Maness, 81, of Robbins, died Tuesday, (10-03-2017)at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, (10-08-2017) at 3 p.m. at High Falls Friends Church cemetery with Rev. Robert Kidd and Pastor Chris Wilson presiding.
Billie was born in Moore County in 1936, son of the late Jasper Cecil Maness and Francis Lucille Mashburn Maness. He served in the National Guard. Billie worked in sales, raised feeder pigs and retired as a truck driver for Pilgrims Pride. After his retirement he sold produce.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ester Powers.
He is survived by his sister, Lu Ann M. Kidd of Bennett.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Falls Friends Church,  c/o Fellowship Hall Fund,  1159  N.C.  Hwy. 22,   Bennett, N.C. 27208.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.

SHIRLEY MILLS HINSON
Shirley Mills Hinson, 75, of  Bear Creek, died Thursday, (10-05-2017) at her residence.
Funeral services were held Sunday, (10-08-2017) at 3 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, with  Rev. Frank Thacker officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Shirley was a native of Jones County, formerly employed with Ramtex, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Hinson, Sr., parents, Robert Wayne and Henrietta Philyaw Mills, siblings, Robert Lee Mills, Glenn Mills, Hazel Aldridge, and Deloris Holly.
Survivors include  daughter, Connie Caviness of Bear Creek; son, Jesse Lee Hinson, Jr. of Ramseur; sister, Janice Snow of Asheboro; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren,  and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

PATRICIA M. REIGHARD
Patricia M. Reighard, 65, passed away at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation on Wednesday, (10-04-2017).
No services are planned at this time.
She was born in Johnstown, PA on November 21, 1951 to the late Julius Martinkis and Helen Mulick Martinkis.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com.

IDA REVER BURNETTE
Mrs. Ida Rever Burnette, 86, of Pittsboro passed on Tuesday, (10-03-2017) at her home.
Funeral services were held Monday, (10-09-2017) at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter, Sandra Horton of Pittsboro; sons, Gary Burnette of Pittsboro, Roscoe Burnette of Mebane; step-children, Renae Burnett of MD and Magaleen Stewart of PA; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

TERRY WAYNE LANKFORD
Terry Wayne Lankford, 67, of Sanford died Friday, (10-06-2017), at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, (10-09-2017) at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
Terry was the son of Claude and Nathalene Lankford.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Parrish Lankford; children,Tommy Harrington of Sanford, Jeff Lankford of Wilmington, Jonathan Lankford of Charlotte; seven grandchildren;  brothers, Larry Lankford of Sanford, Mike Lankford of High Point; and sister, Debra Boyd of Wilmington.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5422 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford, NC 27332.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

TIMOTHY WAYNE LINDSEY
Mr. Timothy Wayne Lindsey, 59, of Sanford,  passed on Friday (10-06-2017) at his home.
Funeral service was held Tuesday (10-10-2017) at 2 p.m. at the Works for Christ Christian Center.
Survivors include daughters, Diamond M. Lindsey, Katelyn A. Lindsey, LaNora Pegram, Shawna N. Clark; son, Branndon K.S. Lindsey; brothers, Tobert Toomer, Kenneth Lindsey, Mike Lindsey, Sidney Lindsey; sisters, Regina Everette, Sharon Brooks, Angela Watson; and 11 grandchildren.

FRANKLIN “Frankie” WAYNE SHARPE
Franklin “Frankie”
Wayne Sharpe, 72, of Sanford, died Saturday, (10-07-2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, (10-10-2017) at 2 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Blackmon and Rev. Charles Goins presiding.  Burial followed in the Cameron Grove Cemetery.
Frankie was born in Lee County on May 10, 1945, to the late Ben Joe Sharpe and Mary Mae Gilmore Sharpe.  He was a self-employed truck owner and operator for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Douglas Sharpe of the home; sons, Cameron Sharpe and Kelvin Sharpe of Sanford; brothers, Van Sharpe and Benny Sharpe, both of Sanford; sisters, Frances Kelly, Patricia Stone, Jenny Kennedy, Jackie Tart, Donna Bryant and Deanna Valle of Sanford Becky Kelly of Broadway;  three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com

ERNEST JAMES THOMAS, JR.
Ernest James Thomas, Jr., 96, of Sanford, NC died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Miller officiating.  Burial followed in Lee Memory Gardens.
Mr. Thomas was born in Lee County on March 26, 1921 to the late Ernest Jasper Thomas and Algay Burns Thomas.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fairy Thomas.  Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver and mechanic.  He was a member of Lemon Springs United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son, Barry H. Thomas, Sr. of Sanford; daughters, Joyce Cole of Sanford and Gloria J. Thomas; siblings, Lois Key of South Carolina, Mary Upchurch and Peggy Gaines, both of Sanford, Waylon Blue Thomas of Cameron; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Lemon Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Lemon Springs, NC 28355.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BERNARDINE S. McATEER
Bernardine S. McAteer, 81, of Siler City died Friday, (10-06-2017) at her residence.
A memorial service was held on Sunday,  (10-08-2017) at 2 p.m. in the Community Baptist Church sanctuary. Internment followed in the church cemetery.
Bernardine was born in Washington, DC,  the daughter of Bernard and Rose Zito Skotniski. She was a member of Community Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael Giovenco.
Survivors include, sons, Peter Giovenco, Lou Giovenco, Don Giovenco; daughters, Tricia Garner, Rose Kish, Robin Bowers, Susie Vega, Barbra Abrahams; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On line condolences may made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RASHEED MARQUESE GILLARD
Mr. Rasheed marquese Gillard, 27, of Lillington passed on Saturday, (10-07-2017) in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY HELEN TEAGUE
Mrs. Mary Helen Teague, 89, of Chapel Hill, passed on Tuesday, (10-03-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.

LOUISE WILKERSON
Louise Wilkerson, 81, of
Sanford passed on Tuesday, (10-03-2017) at her home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

T. C. WEST, JR.
T. C. West, Jr., of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, (09-26-2017) in Orange City, Florida.
A memorial service will be held at Pittsboro United Methodist Church on Saturday (10-14-2017) at 11a.m.
He is survived by his wife Dot; his son Chuck of  Chapel Hill; two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters; and sister, Myra Walker of Kernersville. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Memorials may be made to Pittsboro United Methodist Church.

THOMAS JAMES “Doc Ski” WASILESKI
Thomas James “Doc Ski” Wasileski, age 69, of Chapel Hill, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Doc was born in San Francisco, California on January 7, 1948 to the late Bernard Wasileski and Evelyn Harrison Wasileski.
Doc served our Country in the US Army from 1965-1985 until retirement. He spent 17 years as a Green Beret & Ranger, servicing in Southeast Asia and Central America. 1985-1987 he was a Special Education Teacher. 1987-1990 he was a Doctoral Student and Research Scientist at UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a PHD in Special Education. 1990-1993 he was a Professor at North Carolina Central University.
Doc was present Post Commander at VFW Joe Wagoner Post 7313 in Pittsboro. He also spent time volunteering with Chatham Literacy Counsel, El Veinculo Spanish Liaison, and taught Spanish at Central Carolina Community College. 2014-2017 Doc went on Christian Mission Trips to Colombia, South America. 2009-2017 he was a member of Chatham Community Church.
He was also a member of Motorcycle Riders Foundation and Concerned Biker Association.
Survivors include his wife Katie; two sons, Patrick Wasileski of Mebane, Laurens “Tony” Wasileski of Siler City; daughter, Merian Robbins of Texas; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday, October 9, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation, Griffin Chapel. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alex Kirk presiding. Burial followed at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City with Full Military Rites.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Doc’s memory to Chatham Community Church, 480 Hillsboro St., Suite 800, Pittsboro, NC 27312; VFW Joe Wagoner Post 7313, P.O. Box 1775, Pittsboro, NC 27312; or Chatham Animal Rescue Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

ELSIE MARIE LONG COBLE
Elsie Marie Long Coble, 87, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Siler City Center.
A funeral service was held Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2  p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed the service at Fairview Cemetery.
The family received friends on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 12-1:45 p.m. before the service, and other times at the home of Mike and Gay Coble.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Bauer and Adolph Long; husband, Paul Harold Coble, Sr.;  sister, Paulene DeAndressi; and brother, Sonny Long.
She is survived by her sons, Paul Coble, Jr. (Cleta), and Mike Coble (Gay); grandchildren, Sarah Weiss (Josh), Hannah Coble, Jessica Buckles (Jeffrey), Lauren Parr (Josh), and great-grandchildren, Olivia Parr, Emma Buckles, Joshua Weiss, and Isaiah Buckles.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LolfinFH.com.

BOB PARKER PHILLIPS
Bob Parker Phillips, 97, of Phillips Avenue, Siler City died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Coventry House of Siler City.
Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on September 16, 1920, the son of Sam R. and Maggie Ethel (Phillips) Phillips.  Bob was an Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siler City and was retired from Chatham Foods where he had worked as a shipping clerk for 27 years.  Bob was an avid horseman all his life.  He also enjoyed rabbit hunting with his beagles.  Earlier in his life he enjoyed fox hunting.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Selma C. Phillips and Marie B. Phillips; son, Steve C. Phillips, Sr.; and sister, Sarah P. Tillman.
He is survived by one daughter, Jean Phillips Griffin (Bo Walters) of Siler City; one son, Ronnie Phillips and wife Janice of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Jeff Griffin and wife Becky, Jennifer Perry and husband David, Steve Clark Phillips, Jr., Julie Albright and husband Jody, Amy Ritter and husband Chance; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Heather and Jessica Griffin, Brooke and Carson Perry, Jarod and Rachel Albright, Blake and Bailey Ritter; Haley Phillips; sisters, Frances Dowd and husband Jim, Louise Jessup and husband Rex; brothers, Earl Phillips and wife Ann, Clarence Phillips and wife Sue, all of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City.  The funeral was Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:30 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

10-05-2017

DAVID FRANKLIN MOODY, JR.
David Franklin Moody, Jr., 35, of Siler City died Sunday, (09-24-2017) in Myrtle Beach.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, (10-08-2017) at 3 p.m. at Provident Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Caldwell officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

MEKIA GENESE GILCHRIST
Mekhia Genese Gilchrist, 13, of Cameron, passed on Wednesday, (09-27-2017) at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, West End.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

CARLTON MACK MORRISON
Carlton Mack Morrison, 74 of Moncure, passed away Tuesday, (09-26-2017)  at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, (09-30-2017) at the Haywood Independent Bible Church Cemetery with Rev. David Priddy officiating.
He was born in Lee County to Daniel Tracy and Pauline Cox Morrison who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his brother Toby Morrison.  Mack was self-employed in the construction industry and was a graduate of Moncure High School.
Surviving are his sons, Carlton Morrison Jr., of Durham, Tracy Morrison of Creedmoor;  sisters, Gail M. Thomas and Jennie Arnold both of Broadway; one granddaughter and two step-grandchildren.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.

JACKIE CASH GRAY
Jackie Cash Gray, 83 of Apex, died Thursday (09-28-2017) at Wake Med  in Cary.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Umberger officiating.  Burial followed in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was born in Chatham County, daughter of the late Charlie Thomas Cash and Pearl Rena Johnson Cash.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Cash, daughter Debra Collins and great granddaughter Katie Collins.
Surviving is her husband Charles Gray;  children, Robin Blalock, Tony Gray;  brothers, Jimmie Cash and Milton Cash;  sisters, Sandra Denson and Phyllis Cash; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Gideon International.
Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

RUTH CAROL CALCUTT
Ruth Carol Calcutt, of Sanford, died Monday (09-25-2017).
A service was held in her honor at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church Friday (09-29-2017), at 3 p.m.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jessie Calcutt, mother Ruth Calcutt, brother Norman Calcutt, and daughter Denise Carol Calcutt.
She is survived by her daughter Pamela Simmons of Holly Springs; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, she has suggested that you make a donation to Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in her name to be used for a scholarship for a deserving child.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HAZEL WILKINS SIMPSON
Hazel Wilkins Simpson, 97, of Sanford, died Thursday, (09-28-2017) at Westfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
The funeral service was held Sunday, (10-01-2017) at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill United Methodist Church in Lillington, with Dr. Jerome Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
She was born in Harnett County on November 3, 1919 to the late C.C. and Minnie Ennis Jarman.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Vassar Lewis Wilkins and Floyd Simpson;  a great-grandson, and nine siblings.
Hazel is survived by her sons, James Larry Wilkins of Sanford and Ronald G. Wilkins, both of Sanford; daughter, Shirley Jean Wilkins Wallace of Greensboro; step-son, Kenneth Simpson; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

JANIE MAE FERGUSON
Janie Mae Ferguson, 79, of Sanford passed on Sunday, (10-01-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

NANCY LEE LYONS
Nancy Lee Lyons, 74, of Sanford passed on Thursday (09-28-2017) at her home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home.

RICKY EUNICE CHALMERS
Ricky Eunice Chalmers, 56, of Sanford passed on Sunday, (10-01-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

JUDY KAY OATSON
Mrs. Judy Kay Oatson, 61, of Taylorsville, KY passed on Thursday, (09-28-2017) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

OSCAR ALEXANDER VELASQUEZ-REYES
Mr. Oscar Alexander Velasquez-Reyes, 12, of Sanford passed on Monday, (09-25-2017) at his home.
His funeral service was held Saturday, (09-30-2017) at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Interment followed at Buffalo Jonesboro Cemtery.
Mr. Velasquez was born October 11, 2004 in Sanford. His mother was Deisy Reyes, father, Ocar Humberto Velasquez; siblings, Hermano; Omar Antonio Velasquez-Reyes.
He was a 7th grader at West Lee Middle School.

KENNETH MITCHELL “MIKE” JOHNSON
Kenneth Mitchell “Mike” Johnson, 67, of  Hillside Dairy Road, Pittsboro died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Duke University Hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born in Apex on April 18, 1950 the son of Kenneth Vance and Verlie (Barnhill) Johnson.  Mike was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, a 1968 graduate of Pittsboro High School, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mike was an avid outdoors man.  He was employed by Clean Harbors Environmental as a heavy equipment operator.  He enjoyed hunting, logging, woodworking, carpentry, Tar Heel football and NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Carolyn (Hoenig) Johnson; three daughters: Amber J. Crotts and husband, Stephen Crotts, Jr. of Pittsboro, Cindy W. McNeill and husband, Chris of Cameron and Kathy W. Brown of Pittsboro; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and his grand-dog Tucker.
The family received friends Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC and other times at the home.  The funeral was held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Callicutt officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, 1094 Mt. Vernon-Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

RUTH PAULINE BOWDEN
Ruth Pauline Bowden, age 89, of Siler City, NC passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Genesis Siler City Center.
She was born on December 26, 1927, the daughter of the late Albert and Josie (White) Jeffries.  Also preceding her in death were her husband, Roy Amos Bowden, and a son, Roy Ivory Bowden.
Mrs. Bowden was a member of the Rocky River Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Usher Board, and a member of the Hospitality Committee.
She and her family moved to New York in 1961 where they remained for the next 27 years.  She was employed by The Rockland Psychiatric Center (formerly Rockland State Hospital), Orangeburg, NY, returning home to Siler City, after retiring.
Cherishing her memory will be her brother, Raeford Jeffries (Vivian) of Rock Creek, NC; daughter, Brenda Rose (Donald) of Holly Springs, NC; son, Randy Bowden (Susan) of Shepherdsville, KY; ten grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at her church on Saturday, September 23. Following the service the family received friends in the church Fellowship Hall. Arrangements were made by Knotts Funeral Home, Siler City.

CLYDE McPHERSON
Clyde McPherson age 69, of Wilmington, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
He was born in Burlington, NC on December 16, 1947 to Thomas and Kathleen McPherson.
Clyde owned and operated McPherson’s Body Shop for nearly 40 years. He was an expert body repairman and painter as well as a talented fabricator who built and raced his own cars. Clyde was dedicated to the people that he was able to serve while developing many close relationships with those he came to know and love through his business. He was passionate about his family, country, racing and Chevrolet. Clyde loved the Lord and enjoyed serving in several positions throughout his life in church. His talent, wit, and friendship will be missed by all who knew him.
Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Susie McPherson; daughter, Tia Lee and husband Aaron; grandson, Trey Lee; step son, Jeff MacNeil and wife Catherine; brothers, Billy, Gerald and Bobby McPherson; sister, Carleen Culberson; and many family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church, 1401 North  College Road, Wilmington, NC 28405, officiated by Rev. J. D. Herchenhahn. The family will visit with friends following the service.
Flowers are welcome or the family requests that you consider a donation in memory of Clyde to Samaritan’s Purse.
Share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com.

BILLY R. WOODY, SR.
Billy Ray Woody, Sr., 83, of Goldston, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Woody was born January 14, 1934 in Chatham County, the son of Walter and Margaret  (Atkins) Woody.  Billy was a retired Poultry Supervisor, and a member of Antioch Baptist Church and had served as a Deacon.
Billy was an antique collector and operated Ore Hill Treasure Chest, and enjoyed going to old car shows. Mr. Woody was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Billy Ray Woody, Jr., brother, Ervin, and sisters, Catherine and Estelle.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen (Hancock) Woody; one daughter, Evelyn Woody White and husband Randy of Siler City; brothers, Elmer and J. B. Woody of Sanford, Larry Woody of Louisburg, Donald, Wayne and Jimmy Woody all of Goldston; grandchildren, Brandon Butler and wife Meredith, Nikki Stutts and husband Patrick, Crystal Johnson and husband Matthew, Jason and Kevin Woody and nine great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. Other times the family was at the home of his daughter. The funeral was held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston with Rev. Mike Garner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3825 Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC 27252.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

BEVERLY ANN HEADEN
There will be a celebration of the Life and Legacy of Beverly Ann Headen on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grace Bible Fellowship, 9043 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513. Interment will follow at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City.
FMBC will provide van service to Cary. Please arrive at FMBC at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call (919) 545-1257.
The family request that flowers and condolences be sent to Knotts Funeral Home in Siler City.

9-28-2017

JOHN LYNN GILES
John Lynn Giles, 77, of Whiteville died Monday, (09-18-2017) at Columbus Regional Healthcare System.
A graveside service was held on Friday, (09-22-2017) at 11 a.m. at Pineywood Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Harry Clarke officiating.
Born in New Madrid, MO, John was the son of the late John Wesley Giles and Mary Elizabeth McVay.  He was a veteran of the US Army 82nd Airborne and the founder and owner of Cardinal Finance Company of Whiteville and Lumberton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lane Giles and siblings, Ruby Giles Storage and Aaron McArthur Giles.
He is survived by his children, Wes Giles of Whiteville, David Giles of Lumberton, Debby Pate of Whiteville; sisters,  Mildred G. Cavanaugh of White Lake, Mary G. Adams of Toledo, OH, Carol G. Domek of St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the cemetery fund at Pineywood Baptist Church, 545 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron, NC 28326.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT BRIAN LEATHERS
Robert Brian Leathers, 44, of Sanford, died Monday, (09-18-2017).
A graveside service was held at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery on Saturday, (09-23-2017) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joel Murr and Rev. J. Muckenfuss officiating.
He was born in Durham, on December 20, 1972 to Robert L. Leathers and Harriet B. Leathers.  He was self-employed and worked in construction.
In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his son, Robert Stephen Leathers; sisters, Jennifer L. Myers of Charlotte, and Robbi L. Muckenfuss of Durham.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BOBBY K. SMITH
Bobby Keith Smith, 68, of Siler City, died Friday, (09-22-2017) at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, (09-25-2017) at Staley Baptist Church with Rev. Allan Furr, with burial in Staley Cemetery.
Bobby was a native of Chatham County, a self-employed mechanic, and a member of Staley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. G. and Hazel Hinshaw Smith, son, Richard Smith, and step-daughter, Mandee Gilley.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Y. Smith of Liberty; daughters, Donna Smith of Staley, Tonya McManus of Siler City, Beth Eaves of Cary, Jennifer Jamison, of Staley; son, Keith H. Smith of Siler City; brother, Barrett Smith, of Siler City; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.

DALTON CONNER DIXON
Dalton Conner Dixon, age 5, of Sanford, died Wednesday, (09-20-2017) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, (09-26-2017) at 2 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel with Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Tom Hallberg presiding. A committal service will be held Thursday, (09-28-2017)  at 11 a.m. at Chatham United Methodist Church cemetery.
Dalton was born May 23, 2012 to David Jim Dixon and Tonya Nicole Thomas.
He is also survived by brothers, Coye Burns and Josh Dixon of Laurinburg; sister, Morgan Dixon of Colorado; maternal grandparents, Larry and Ann Thomas of Bear Creek; paternal grandmother, Kathy Ann Dixon of Hillsborough.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dennis Ray Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dalton’s memory to B.T. Bullock Elementary School, 1410 McNeil Road, Sanford, NC 27330.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldson funerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.

ROBERT R. COX, SR.
Robert Richard Cox, Sr., 72, of  Liberty, died Thursday, (09-21-2017) at Durham VA Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, (09-24-2017) at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Liberty, with Rev. Howard Spray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Robert was a native of Guilford County, formerly employed as Operational Manager with Allens Hatchery, served in the U.S. Navy and a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.  He was also a member of DAV, and N.C. Poultry Association. He was preceded in death by parents, Ray and Catherine McCormick Cox, brother, Walter Cox, half-brothers, Boyd Cox, William Cox, Danny Cox, half sisters, Jean McCormick, Janet Earles,and grandson, Jordan M. Stanley.
Survivors include daughters, Laura Cox Stanley of Ramseur, Sandra Cox McNeil of Franklinville; son, Robert R. Cox, Jr., of Liberty;  sister, Jonell Cox of Greensboro; brother, Donald Cox of Eden;  ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; half brother, Bennie Cox; half sisters, Darlene East-Wagoner, and Diana Cox.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Huntington’s Disease Foundation, PO Box 912, Salado, TX 76571.

DAVID FRANKLIN MOODY, JR.
David Franklin Moody, Jr., 35, of Siler City died Sunday, (09-24-2017) in Myrtle Beach.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Moody was born in Orange County on July 29, 1982, the son of David F. and Carolyn (Mensch) Moody. David was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his father.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

TRAVIS REED DELP
Travis Reed Delp, 54, of Asheboro, died Friday, (09-22-2017) at his residence.
Funeral service was held at  6 p.m., Sunday, (09-24-2017) at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church with Dr. Patrick Fuller, Rev. Jason Burton, Rev. Scott Faw, and Rev. Garry Reeder officiating.  A graveside committal service was held on Monday, (09-25-2017) at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV at 4 p.m. with Rev. Wes Lambert and Dr. Patrick Fuller officiating.
Travis attended Concord University in Athens, WV.  Travis was employed by Evonik, Inc. of Greensboro for 23 years.   Travis was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and children’s church teacher.  He also served and transported senior adults as a personal ministry.  He was preceded in death by his father, Dillard T. Delp, a   brother, Alan T. Delp.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Pamela Poe Delp, of the home; daughter, Angela Boone, of Siler City; mother, Esther M. Delp-Pishree, of Harmony;  brother, Brad A. Delp of Shady Spring, WV;  and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts and donations may be made to Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, New Building Fund, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.

SYLVIA GAINES JOHNSON
Mrs. Sylvia Gaines Johnson, 78, of Benson, died Saturday at her home.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery with Mr. David Williams officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 5, 1939 in Chatham County to the Late Graham Glenn and Alice Vera Phillips Gaines. She was also preceded in death by her husband, D. Heber Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Johnson graduated from Benson High School, was a member of Benson Baptist Church, and she worked in the family business, D.H. Johnson & Sons.
Surviving are a son,  D.H. Johnson  III of Benson.
Memorials may be made to the Benson Foundation of the Arts, PO Box 335, Benson, NC 27504
Online condolences may be expressed at www.roseandgraham.com.

LILLIAN LOUISE BULLOCK WHITE
Lillian Louise Bullock White, 95, of Sanford, died Monday, (09-25-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, (09-30-2017) at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Cemetery with Rev. Gilbert McDowell.
She was born in Wake County, on February 20, 1922 to the late Charlie Bullock and Lillie Belle White Bullock.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Joseph White, a son, Jesse Joseph White, Jr., and a daughter, Cynthia White Buchanan.  Lillian and her late husband were the former owners and operators of White’s One Hour and Jonesboro Dry Cleaners.  She was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church and a member of Jonesboro Heights Eastern Star.
Lillian is survived by her sister, Edna Earle Cole of Southern Pines; half-sister, Mary Hawley Oates of Sanford; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, (09-29-2017) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

KIM T. MONKEMEYER
Kim T. Monkemeyer, 60, of Sanford passed on Monday (09-25-2017) at Central Carolijna Hospital in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home Sanford.

OSCAR ALEXANDER VELASQUEZ
Mr. Oscar Alexander Velasquez, 12, of Sanford passed on Monday (09-25-2017) at his home.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

THOMAS BENJAMIN GALES
Mr. Thomas Benjamin Gales, 76, of Charlotte, passed on Wednesday, (09-20-2017) at Carolinas Medical  Center in Charlotte.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

EDWARD SHELTON HOLMES
Edward Shelton Holmes, 87, of The Cedars of Chapel Hill, and formerly
of Pittsboro, died suddenly on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. His family, his friends, and North Carolina have lost a quiet and modest but effective leader, but his legacy lives on in legislation, his service to education, the results of his law practice, and most of all in the values he passed on to family and others. As one friend said, “There’s hardly a week goes by when I haven’t asked myself, ‘How would Ed have handled this?’ His example has been my guide for more than 30 years and so he will continue.”
Ed was born in Leaksville in Rockingham County on November 20, 1929 to Bessie Shelton Holmes and James Eugene Holmes. He graduated from Leaksville High School and then attended the University of North Carolina, where he received a B.S. in chemistry in 1951.  As a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at U.N.C., Ed formed close and productive friendships that he maintained the rest of his life. Ed served as a Communications Specialist in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Korean Conflict. In 1955, he returned to Chapel Hill for law school where he met another U.N.C. student, Mary Hayes Barber of Pittsboro, N.C.  Ed received his law degree, then married Mary Hayes in 1958.  They moved to Pittsboro, and Ed began practicing law with his father-in-law, Wade Barber, then with his brother-in-law, Wade Barber, Jr. Although Ed became heavily engaged in politics and service in the legislature, he never lacked time, attention, or compassion for the people who came to his office for help. He welcomed all without judgement. Ed practiced law with distinction and integrity until his retirement in 2007.
Ed and Mary Hayes raised three children in whom they instilled the values of hard work, community service, civility, honesty and kindness. Ed was a well-liked and respected servant of his profession, his community, and of the State of North Carolina.  He faithfully attended Pittsboro Presbyterian Church for over fifty years.  Among his many contributions and accomplishments, Ed served as a Deacon in his church, as President of the Chatham County Bar and the 15th Judicial District Bar and as State Bar Counselor, Chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Low Income Housing, President of the North Carolina Legal Aid Association and, for forty years, as attorney for the Chatham County School Board.  Ed also served on the Board of Directors of Central Carolina Bank for almost thirty years.
He expressed his dedication to education in his unfailing support as a legislator for North Carolina’s university system and later as a member of the Board of Central Carolina Community College Foundation. In 2008 he and Mary Hayes established and funded the Edward S. and Mary Hayes B. Holmes Endowment which provides scholarships for students of CCCC.
Ed was a life-long, active Democrat who worked effectively across party lines.  He was first elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1972 and served four terms. While in the legislature he served as a member of the General Statutes Commission and Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
Ed’s marriage with Mary Hayes was truly extraordinary.  They deeply loved, respected, and enjoyed each other. Ed supported her entry into county politics and her service on the State Board of Transportation. Mary Hayes died in 2008.  A year later, Ed left Pittsboro and moved to The Cedars in Chapel Hill.  There, Ed lived an active life with many friends, including several of his Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers. He exercised daily and participated in civic and social activities, including Chapel Hill Investment Club , and most recently as Past President of the Chapel Hill-Tar Heel Golden K (Kiwanis). He also enjoyed tennis, gardening, ping pong and he truly enjoyed watching the Tar Heels in their victories.  Ed adored his three grandchildren and spent a great deal of time with them.
Ed is survived by his children, Edward S. Holmes, Jr. and his wife Margaret Morgan Holmes of Chapel Hill, Hayes Barber Holmes and his wife Barbara Mallard Holmes of Chapel Hill, and Agnes Holmes Cobbum and her husband Craig Cobbum of Annapolis, Maryland; grandchildren Grace Morgan Holmes and Robert Edward Holmes of Chapel Hill and Mary Hayes Cobbum of Annapolis, his brother in law Wade Barber, Jr. and wife Marina and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. There will also be a Celebration of Life at The Cedars Clubhouse on Sunday September 24, 2017, 4:30-6:30.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial donations be made in Ed’s memory to the Central Carolina Community Foundation “Holmes Endowment”1105 Kelly Dr., Sanford, NC, 27330; Kidznotes P.O. Box 200 Durham, NC 27702, Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Holmes family.

ALFRED PERRY BEARD, SR.
Alfred Perry Beard, Sr. 88, of US Hwy 64, West, Siler City died Friday, September 22, 2017.
Alfred was born in Chatham County on June 2, 1929 the son of John William and Fleta (Brooks) Beard.   He was skilled in working with his hands; as a carpet installer by trade, vegetable gardening and playing a round of golf.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis, Joe and William; sister, Nancy Cotner.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bula (Perry) Beard; one daughter, Nancy Confair-Neal and husband Charles of Sanford; one son, Alfred “Al” Beard II and wife Jaime of Clarksville, VA; one sister, Mary Emma Bray of Staley; grandchildren, Candace, Brianna, Brandi, Christopher, Chase, and Alexander; great-grandchildren, Liam, Cameron, Matthew, Adalyn and Savannah; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Abigail Beard.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Mike Johnson officiating.
No formal visitation is planned but the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

EUGENE V. GRACE, MD
December 12, 1927 – September 20, 2017
Durham, NC – “Death…the last sleep? No…the final awakening.” Walter Scott
Husband, father, grand-father, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, veteran, ophthalmologist, publisher, poet, politician, philanthropist, and lover of jokes and puns, our father was at home when he passed away peacefully.
He leaves behind a loving and devoted wife, Linda; four children, Gene Grace (Elizabeth), St. Cloud, FL, Kathy Pulliam (Ed), Wake Forest, NC; Lydia Brooks (Phil), Wachapreague, VA and Amy Grace, Columbus, GA; a sister, Tricia Grace, Seattle, WA; eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends all over the world.
Born during the depression in Jackson, TN, the oldest to five younger sisters, Gene always held fast to his faith for the strength to persevere. His accomplishments are many because of his desire to honor God by using the talents He has prepared in him to serve and love others. From his willingness to help the poor in his own backyard of North Carolina, to performing free eye care for the people of Ghana, China, and the British Virgin Islands, his service to those in need was vast. He is forever in our hearts as is his spirit of loving and serving others.
Our wish is that in lieu of flowers, you would choose to follow your heart and make a donation to service others in need.
A private memorial service is being planned at the family’s old farm in Chatham County at a later date.
As we reflect on this poem from Daddy, we picture him now surrounded by love, with all the peace and beauty of which he wrote and knew one day he would willingly go.
HANDKERCHIEF of the LORD
Mark for me a place in this earth,
One in which you can lay me down,
And cover me gently with grass
That blows green when Spring comes around.
If a child should ask; what is grass?
No need to wonder nor to guess
Not to change your smile to a frown;
Just laugh and repeat Whitman’s word,
It’s the handkerchief of the Lord. – Eugene Grace

ELIA MARIE SUSTAITA
September 25, 1958 – September 19, 2017
Elia Marie Sustaita, also endearingly called  Ellie, has passed.  She went peacefully Tuesday morning to Peace.
Elia was born in San Marcos, TX, the daughter of Jesus and Juanita Sustaita.   The family grew to five additional surviving brothers and sisters.  Her parents were hard working, with many jobs, her father for most of his years in the large scale operations to help create the building of San Antonio and areas surrounding, her mother a trusted caregiver for innumerable patients and families. Elia, being the eldest of the children, was called upon to help look after her siblings. They even worked the scorching fields in Texas and Oklahoma to help their existence.  Along with many other close relatives, there were never-ending episodes of calamity and comedy.  Many memories arise from living and working on their ranch outside of San Antonio.
After high school, Elia attended college where she obtained her nursing degree.  She was a licensed nurse until her passing, and held a variety of nursing positions both in Texas and North Carolina.  Recognized for her great command of both English and Spanish languages since childhood, she was called upon incessantly to assist to interpret in a multitude of situations, far beyond only health care.  It was indeed amazing to witness her expertise in simultaneous interpreting.  She was also adept in several dialects of Latin America.  Amusingly, many times under more relaxed circumstances with friends or family the mix of jargon was so confounding that one of her favorite catch-phrases was ‘whatch-a-ma-doodle’.  Uncannily, most of the time, we knew the meaning.
Surviving several hardships as well, which included a near-death chapter in her life, Elia returned with a renewed vitality.  Utilizing her multilingual talents to help countless others, only on a charitable basis, she eventually started her own interpreting and document translating agency and serving over 22 years.Her renown spread throughout the community.  Backed by several key individuals, her company was the first to initiate the formal interpreting program for Chatham Hospital, in Siler City, NC.  UNC- Chapel Hill recruited her to help with their distinguished child development programs.  Local social assistance agencies, including the Hispanic liaison, domestic violence agencies, and the Department of Social Services enlisted her aid.  From there the judicial system enlisted her help in the court system, for individuals and attorneys in need.  In particular, of mutual benefit, respect, and fondness, there developed a successful professional relationship with the attorneys and stellar staff of the firm of Moody, Williams, Roper and Lee, which lasted over 20 years.  Elia and her staff, which at one time included over a dozen capable and loyal subcontractors and whose firm was contracted by numerous corporations, served the Chatham County schools and their exceptional needs children, health care providers, business owners, insurers, government officials and agencies, AAA’s driver improvement program, the Habitat for Humanity, and literally hundreds of individuals with need.  An unimaginable multitude of souls have her to thank for allowing them to come to these United States to live and work legally under honest and fair conditions. Additionally, she was able to communicate with other governments to assist people traveling back across borders to be with their loved ones freely.  Elia was strict, to the letter of the law, to maintain integrity and to see that matters were taken care of appropriately and responsibly, despite the frequent attempts and threats to slip to illegal or unethical means.  Respected indeed, and that was why she was referred to as Doña Elia by the local Hispanic community.
Of course, none of these accomplishments would have been possible without her being blessed with insurmountable Grace.  Her energy was enduring, her determination unstoppable, her giving infinite.  Ebullience, laughter, and happiness flowed from her being. Full of life, she loved cooking, traveling, casinos, bingo, reading, nature’s beauty, and being with family.
The world as we see it, is fraught with issues and difficult times. There was the time Elia was bringing her own special food to the hospital, only to find on her way home that her residence and her possessions were on fire from a faulty appliance and burned to nothingness.  She had experienced mistreatment and loss, including tragically, family members, and most of all her beloved father.  And in recent years her own health decline, of which there could be no known fault nor reason.
It was a beautiful comfort for her to contact and see her precious friends and family within the past months, weeks and days.  The kindness and tenderness of their affection was moving beyond words.
Yet in her final time, despite our inability to understand the whys, Elia was able to ultimately find enlightenment.  She had welcomed and offered true forgiveness to all.  And became filled with the truth that to love one another is Joy and Peace.  And in the purest Love is she now free and does she now rest.
Elia is especially missed by her beloved mother, all her family and friends, and those fortunate to have received her sweet touch; names too numerous to mention here, but who know who they are.  All are loved and blessings from Heaven.
In adoration forever, from the love of her life.

RONALD ODELL JOYCE
Ronald Odell Joyce, age 65, was received into his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Mr. Joyce was born on March 18, 1952 in Siler City, NC to the late Odell and Gertha Lane Joyce.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shelly Shaner Joyce; his daughters, Chloe and Savannah; son-in-law Brooks Childress; and his very special side-kick and grandson, Brody. He is also survived by one brother, Rodger Joyce (Jill) of Greensboro and two sisters Sylvia Joyce Craven of Sumter, SC and Sandy Joyce Merritt (Robert) of Elizabethtown, NC. Ronnie has a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends who grieve his absence.  In addition to his parents, Ronnie is predeceased by one brother, Jerry Mack Joyce.
Ronnie was a graduate of Chatham Central High School, Appalachian State University and NC A&T. He served Chatham County Schools for 31 years as a teacher and administrator and most recently served for nine years for Chatham Charter School as Headmaster.
Ronnie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He enjoyed the mountains, beach, serving his community and hiking with his girls. The last four years he spent loving life with his grandson, Brody. He was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. His lifelong love of music is most noted by his involvement in writing, singing and recording bluegrass music.
Those who spent any time around Ronnie enjoyed his sharp wit, ready smile and genuine concern for others. Those who worked for Ronnie enjoyed a leader who made each of his employees feel important and needed. He will be greatly missed by many.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation in Pittsboro. A Celebration of Life for Ronnie will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Polly O. Yow Auditorium at Chatham Central High School.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Ronnie to Lillie’s Fund in ℅ Chatham Animal Rescue and Education at PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or UNC Hospice at P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Joyce family.

ROSEMARIE SHEPHERD
April 17, 1955 – August 8, 2017
Graham – Rosemarie Shepherd – Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 8th at 3 p.m. at The Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.

GWENDOLYN “Gwen” KILPATRICK
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Kilpatrick of Apex died Friday, September 22, 2017 at UNC Hospice Home, Pittsboro.

Gwen is survived by two sons, Paul Ellis of Georgia and Tim Weekley and wife, Kimberly of Florida; two sisters, Katherine Kilpatrick of Bumpass, VA and Chris Kilpatrick of Durham, NC; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of UNC, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC  27312 or an animal organization of donor’s choice.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN LANGLEY
Christopher Allen Langley, 40, of 67 Willett Road, Siler City, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro.
A memorial service will be held at West End United Methodist Church, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Whitaker officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Chris was born April 9, 1977 in Guilford County.  He earned his high school diploma from CCCC.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Tommy Earl Langley of Siler City and maternal grandparents, JC and Louise Bostic of Guilford County.
Survivors include father, Kenneth E. Langley of Mebane and paternal grandmother, Clara A. Langley of Siler City.  Other survivors include aunt, Janet L. Lambert and cousins, Will and Molli Lambert.  Chris was loved by many other great aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to thank the caregivers of Liberty Hospice Services and UNC Hospice House in Pittsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC  27312 or Liberty Hospice Services, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC  27330.

9-21-2017

ESTELLE COOK JOHNSON
Estelle Cook Johnson, 84, of Siler City died Monday, (09-11-2017) at UNC Hospitals.
The funeral was held Saturday (09-16-2017) at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Kight officiating.
Burial followed in Sapling Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Chatham County on September 26, 1932 the daughter of Fred and Ida (Barker) Cook.  Estelle was a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church.  She retired as manager of Johnson Mobile Home Park and Johnson Produce, a family business.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnathan Edward Johnson; and son, Joseph D. Johnson.
Survivors include a son, Jonathan N. Johnson of Siler City; sister, Clara Johnson of Burlington; and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to Sapling Ridge U.M.C., 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM HENRY KOTTCAMP, IV
William “Billy” Henry Kottcamp, IV, 71, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, (09-15-2017), at his home.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, (09-19-2017) at 1 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church Cemetery.
Billy was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 31, 1945, to the late William Henry Kottcamp, III, and Thurleen Johnson Kottcamp.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Kottcamp V, and his siblings, Arthur, Thurleen, Bessie, and Rosetta.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Overby Kottcamp; daughter, Angelina Leach and two grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

HARLAND ALBERTA SAULTER
Harland Alberta Saulter, 98, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, (09-11-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral service was held Saturday, (09-16-2017) from 1 to 2 p.m. at Old Fashion Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Davis officiating.  Burial was in the Calvary Memorial Church cemetery in Raeford.
Mr. Saulter was born in Coudersport, PA on July 6, 1919 to the late George Saulter and Annabelle Blow Saulter.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie.  Harland was a dedicated pastor, evangelist and dairy farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Maisie Brodie Saulter; sons, Robert Saulter of Savannah, GA and Joe Saulter of Greenwood, NY; daughter, Gloria Smith of Illinois; brothers, Laverne, Everett and Clifton Saulter, all of Coudersport, PA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA JEAN PILSON DICKERSON
Barbara Jean Pilson Dickerson, 69, of Cameron, passed away on Sunday, (09-17-2017), at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
The funeral will be held on Friday, (09-22-2017), at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.  Burial will follow in Rocky Fork Christian Church Cemetery.

She was born in Guilford County on May 20, 1948, to the late Paul Dave Pilson, Sr. and Mary Copley Pilson.  Barbara worked as Manager of Big Lots.
Survivors include her husband, James Allen Dickerson; son, Mark D. Helms of Cameron; three step-daughters, Terri Elaine Munday and Jamie Elizabeth Champion, both of Sanford, Toni Pendleton of Ruffin; brother, Paul Dave Pilson, Jr. of Little Washington; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, (09-21-2017) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

MARY MARGARET MIMMS
Mary Margaret Mimms, 85, of Broadway, passed away on Tuesday, (09-12-2017) at Central Harnett Hospital.
A graveside service was held Thursday, (09-14-2017) at 2 p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Yow officiating.
Mary was born in Harnett County on January 14, 1932 to the late Sion Harrington Mimms and Pearl Sloan Mimms.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James, Billy and Dan Mimms and one sister, Ruth Smith.  She worked at Eaton Corporation, and later, she greeted people at Walmart.   Mary was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa M. Cook of Broadway; sisters, Fannie M. Stewart of Wilmington and Martha M. Maddox of Sanford;  three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. to assist with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

THAJ C. SINGLETON
Thaj C. Singleton, 18, of Siler City passed away on Tuesday, (09-12-2017).
Funeral services were held Monday, (09-18-2017) at 2 p.m. at Staunton Memorial CME Church, Pittsboro. Burial followed at the Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Tabatha Brown Singleton and Huey C. Singleton; brothers, Xzavier Singleton, Curtis Singleton, Jr., Donell Singleton,Sheldon Brown, Joshu R. McCutchen and step-brother, Michael Brown; sister, Tiera Noel Brown; grandparents, Rosa Goldston, David and Margaret McCromick.

MAJOR M. WOOD
Major M. Wood, 84, passed away on Wednesday, (09-13-2017) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

WILLIE WATSON
Willie Watson, 75, of Sanford passed on Wednesday, (09-13-2017) at his residence.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

MARY MAXINE AMERSON
Mary Maxine Amerson, 72, of Broadway passed on Friday, (09-15-2017) at Central Carolina Hosptial in Sanford.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

ROBERT A. McLEAN
Mr. Robert A. McLean, 83, of Pittsburg, PA, formerly of Sanford passed away on Thursday, (09-14-2017).
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford.

KATHLEEN E. IGBEKOYI
Mrs. Kathleen (Everette) Igbekoyi, 60, of Sanford passed on Thursday, (09-14-2017) at her residence.
Arrangements by: KnottsFuneral Home, Sanford.

EDNA MAE GLOVER-MOFFITT
Mrs. Edna Mae Glover-Moffitt, 68 of Liberty passed on Friday (09-15-2017) at the Beacon Place in Greensboro.
The funeral will be held Thursday, (09-21-2017) at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill United Church of Christ, where she was a member.
Mrs. Moffitt was preceded in death by her father, Raymond and siblings, Frances, Doris, Mary J., Shilda, Brenda, Kairl and Bobby.
Survivors include her children, Laura Moffitt-Smith of the home and W. Maurice Moffitt of Ramseur; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; mother, Nellie Mae Glover, sisters, Rev. Mary Jackson of Siler City, Stella Brower of Cameron, Evangelist Debbie Tysor and Pamela Johnson, both of Siler City; brothers, Raymond Glover, Wayne Glover, and Leonard Glover, all of Siler City.

RUTH PAULINE BOWDEN
Mrs. Ruth Pauline Bowden, 90, of Siler City passed on Monday, (09-18-2017) at Siler City Center.
Knotts & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

FRANCES SPIVEY BOWERS
Frances Spivey Bowers, 76, of High Point died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.
Mrs. Bowers was born in Chatham County on August 26, 1941, the daughter of Brownie and Margaret (Poe) Harris.  Frances was a 1959 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School.   She was a member of Covenant Church United Methodist and the All Ages and Stages Sunday School Class.  She assisted the church youth in fund raising with pecan sales.  Frances was retired as a Customer Service Representative with Solstas Labs where she had worked since 1980.  She enjoyed cooking, watching cooking programs, traveling, taking cruises and taking care of her grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Will Bowers.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James “Jimmy” A. Bowers; son, Chris Bowers; grandchildren, Nathan, Mason, Kate, and Ella Bowers.
The family received friends Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church.  The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church with Rev. Darren Alexander and Rev. Bill Hart  officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church, 201 Hadley Mill Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

ROMAN OREN SMITH
Roman Oren  Smith, 84, of  Old US Hwy 421 North, Siler City died Friday, September  15, 2017 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.
Mr. Smith was born in
Chatham County on April 24, 1933, the son of Hugh W. and Vivian (Heiskell) Smith.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from
Lorillard Tobacco in Greensboro.  He enjoyed making pottery, tending his cows and reading his Bible.
Roman was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister, Virginia McGinnis; brother, Heiskel Smith; and half-brother, Wrenn Brewer.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol (Sears) Smith; two daughters, Susan Smith (Skipper) and Joan S. Hollingsworth (David); two sons, Jim Smith and John Smith (Laurie); one sister, Anna Marie Smith; two brothers, Clayton V. Smith (Marie) and Leonard H. Smith (Glenda); grandchildren, James, Christopher, Leanne, Russ, and Clara.
A graveside service was held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.  The family received friends Monday, September 18, 2017 following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Reid Heart Center, Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pugh funeralhome.com.

PAULINE (POLLY) SAUNDERS JOHNSON
Pauline (Polly) Saunders Johnson, age 94, of Siler City passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017 after several years of declining health.
She was born September 13, 1923, the daughter of Causey and Mamie Saunders of Franklinville, NC. She was a wonderful cook, and her family knew there was always something good to eat in her kitchen, and she would not sit down and eat herself for running around taking care of everyone else. There are fond memories of her walking out every morning and evening through her flowers and vegetable gardens and the barnyard and talking to the mockingbird who came back every year, telling him he was such a pretty bird and that he sang such a petty song.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, Robert H. Johnson, daughter, Elaine Johnson Murray of Apex, son-in-law, Don Tarkenton of Siler City; brothers, Tracy Saunders and Lloyd Saunders of Asheboro and sister, Doris Saunders Miller of Asheboro.
She is survived by sons, Philip H. Johnson and wife Myra of Siler City, Raymond E. Johnson and wife Donna of Siler City; daughter, Margaret Johnson Tarkenton of Siler City; son-in-law, Tommy Murray of Apex; sister-in-law, Rose Saunders of Asheboro; five grandchildren, Stephanie Tarkenton Walkup (Chris) of Siler City, Philip Todd Johnson (Alicia) of Norman, OK, Derek Murray (Kellee) of Jacksonville, FL, Jill McDonald (J.P.) of Fargo, ND, Sarah Johnson of New York, NY, and nine great-grandchildren.
There was a gravesite service Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:00 o’clock at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City with Rev. Sam Talley officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thank you  to Polly’s caregivers at Coventry House and Liberty Home Care and Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider making a donation in Polly’s memory to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 E. Third St., Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City is assisting the Johnson Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

MILDRED IRENE POE McLAURIN
Mildred Irene Poe McLaurin, age 91, of Siler City, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home.
Irene was born in Chatham County on August 29, 1926 to the late Lyman Drewey Poe and Gladys Covert Poe. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph McLaurin, three brothers, R.T. Poe, Jimmy Poe, Wade Poe, and grandson-in-law, Michael Cunningham.
Surviving relatives include son, Edward McLaurin and wife Sandra of Siler City; daughter, Teresa McLaurin Bower and husband Douglas of Springfield, Illinois; five grandchildren, Shane Brafford, Ginger Cunningham, Edward McLaurin III, Cathy Unsbee, Kelly Smith and five great–grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Ray Gooch presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Dixie Clark, 340 Landrum Creek, Siler City, NC 27344.
Condolences may be made at www.donaldsonfunerals.com
Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the McLaurin family.
Obituaries January 2017 – September 2017