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2002-08-12

Dona A. Overstreet
LUMBERTON - Ms. Dona Adams Overstreet, 56, of 56-9 Beulah Church Road, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Overstreet worked for the Department of Mental Health of Robeson County and was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Biggs Funeral Home by the Rev. Dale Brudvig. Burial will be in the Smith family cemetery.
Ms. Overstreet is survived by a son, John L. Overstreet of Lumberton; her mother, Bernice G. Adams of Lumberton; a brother, Sammy Adams of South Carolina; and two granddaughters.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Sheila M. Bowers
RAEFORD - Mrs. Sheila Massie Bowers, 41, of 207 Village Lane, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Bowers was an Army veteran. She was in the 82nd Airborne Division on Fort Bragg and was a paratrooper. Mrs. Bowers was also a homemaker.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Funeral Service & Crematory in Fay- etteville.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by her fiance, James M. Dillow of the home; a son, David W. Milbrodt of Raeford; two daughters, Jessica R. Milbrodt of Sioux City, Iowa, and Jennifer R. Milbrodt of Raeford; her parents, Charles E. Bowers Jr. and Agnes A. Bowers of Raeford; a brother, Charles E. Bowers III of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a sister, Mary Jane Bowers of Hope Mills.
The family will receive friends at the home of Charles E. Bowers Jr. and Agnes A. Bowers, 7750 Rockfish Road.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, P.O. Box 40236, Fayetteville, NC 28309; or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112.

Blaine O'Brien Jr.
Blaine O'Brien Jr., 71, of 6449 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Mr. O'Brien was an Air Force veteran and a former Cumberland County sheriff's deputy and worked for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles Law Enforcement before retiring. He was a member of the First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was a librarian at the Family History Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Scotty Hill Road by Bishop Miles Nowitzky, Elder Karl Wheatley and Patriarch D. Russell-Miller. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mr. O'Brien is survived by his wife, Emily W. O'Brien of Fayetteville; a daughter, Denise O. Vogt of Fayetteville; three brothers, Nelson T. O'Brien, Cecil R. O'Brien and Pat O'Brien, all of Fayetteville; and two granddaughters.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

June B. Corum
Ms. June Boomer Corum, 71, of 231 Treetop Drive, Fayetteville, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Rose Vista Village Nursing Facility.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Carroll Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Tony Buchanan. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home of Hope Mills.
Ms. Corum is survived by two sons, David E. Corum of Stedman and Terry Corum of Fayetteville; her mother, Louise Boomer of Atlanta; a brother, Morris Boomer of Fayetteville; a sister, Nancy Luna of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carroll Memorial Baptist Church youth fund, 2220 Camden Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Beatrice J. Strickland
DUNN - Mrs. Beatrice J. Strickland, 90, of Dunn, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002.
Arrangements will be announced by Skinner Funeral Home of Dunn.

Margaret H. Outlaw
LAUREL HILL - Ms. Margaret Hursey Outlaw, 73, of Laurel Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in her home.
Ms. Outlaw worked for Toastmaster before retiring and was a gardener. She was a member of South Laurinburg Church of God.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in South Laurinburg Church of God by the Rev. Steve Adams. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.
Ms. Outlaw is survived by a son, Mike Outlaw of Laurel Hill; a daughter, Libby O. Graves of Laurinburg; five grandchildren; and a great- grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Boles Funeral Home & Crematory in Laurinburg.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28352.

Darrell W. Jones
ERWIN - Darrell Wayne Jones, 51, of Erwin, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002.
A private graveside service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Dunn.
Mr. Jones is survived by his parents, Ruben and Lou Eva Jones of Erwin; two brothers, Dennis R. Jones of Hope Mills and Doyce D. Jones of Erwin; and two sisters, Debra J. Badgett of Dunn and Joni Jones-Morris of Erwin.
The family will receive friends Monday at the home of Joni Jones- Morris, 105 Old Cut Off Road.

Ada McLeod
LILLINGTON - Mrs. Ada McLeod, 86, of 1995 E. Cornelius-Harnett Blvd., died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn.
Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Allie N. Spivey
WHITEVILLE - Mrs. Allie Norris Spivey, 81, of Silver Spoon Road, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Columbus County Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn by Minister Neil Floyd. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Spivey is survived by her husband, Henry D. Spivey of the home; four sons, Asure Spivey and Thomas Spivey, both of Whiteville, Frazer M. Spivey of Little River, S.C., and Larry D. Spivey of Evergreen; three daughters, Annie P. Hammonds of Chadbourn, Mary H. Walters of Bladenboro and Cyntha Lunde of Whiteville; a stepson, Francis G. Spivey of Wilmington; a stepdaughter, Diane Fowler of Tabor City; a sister, Clara L. Cartrette of Chadbourn; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

John W. Cameron
ERNUL - Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. John W. Cameron, 73, of 2950 Hillsneck Road, formerly of Erwin, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.
Mr. Cameron served in the military for 23 years.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cape Fear Conference A Headquarters Facility in Erwin by Elder Elizabeth Harris. Burial will be in Riverside Community Cemetery in Erwin.
Mr. Cameron is survived by his wife, Annie M. Cameron of the home; two sons, Andre D. Cameron of Mount Holly, N.J., and Adrain W. Cameron of Charlotte; two brothers, George Cameron of Bunn and David Cameron of San Antonio; a sister, Georgia Cameron of Jersey City, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the facility.

Magnolia Flanagan
MAXTON - Ms. Magnolia Flanagan, 79, of 4447 Prospect Road, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Arrangements will be announced by Thompson's Funeral Home of Pembroke.

Sara C. Watson
RED SPRINGS - Mrs. Sara Currie Watson, 78, of Red Springs, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Woodhaven Nursing Care Center in Lumberton.
Mrs. Watson was director of food services at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where she worked for 43 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Antioch Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and a member of Presbyterian Women of the Church.
The funeral was conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Antioch Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Ian Rankine and Michael McGehee. Burial was in Alloway Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Red Springs.
Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, Hector M. Watson Sr. of the home; a son, Hector M. "Chip" Watson Jr. of Red Springs; two daughters, Rebecca W. "Becky" Rascoe of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Carolyn W. Wood of Laurinburg; a sister, Betty C. Batchelor of Red Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church, 6582 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC 28377.

Nellie C. Bender
DUNN - Mrs. Nellie C. Bender, 85, of Dunn, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Skinner Funeral Home of Dunn.

Amelia F. Thompson
SOUTHERN PINES - Mrs. Amelia Fuller "Milly" Thompson, 94, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Penick Village.
Mrs. Thompson worked for Parnell-Martin Plumbing Supply Co. before retiring. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Southern Pines.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by a son, the Rev. Fred L. Thompson of Southern Pines; and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Penick Village, P.O. Box 2001, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

Janice P. Anders
ELIZABETHTOWN - Mrs. Janice Fay Phillips Anders, 50, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Lewis Funeral Home chapel in Bladenboro by the Rev. Currie Long. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.
Mrs. Anders is survived by her husband, Samuel H. Anders of the home; two sons, Wayne "Tinker" Anders of Lumberton and Timmy N. Anders of Raeford; a daughter, Pamela R. Anders of Elizabethtown; her mother, Elsie W. Phillips of Lumberton; three brothers, Jimmy Phillips of Fayetteville and Frankie Phillips and Jackie Phillips, both of Lumberton; two sisters, Sarah Yeager of Ohio and Katie Britt of Lumberton; and a granddaughter.

Roland Parker
CLINTON - Roland Parker, 23, of 2447 Bass Lake Road, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Sampson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home of Clinton.

Clara F. Baker
SANFORD - Ms. Clara Florence Baker, 79, of 1115 Ashewood Estates, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home chapel in Sanford by the Rev. Russell Blackmon. Burial will be in Lee Memory Gardens.
Ms. Baker is survived by two daughters, Betty B. Bristow of Siler City and Shirley A. Betts of Cameron; a brother, Wilbur L. Baker of Sanford; a sister, Berlena Seagroves of Fuquay-Varina; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Community Care & Hospice, 403 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27330.

Paul G. Thompson
CARTHAGE - Paul G. Thompson, 64, of 208 Old Glendon Road, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in West Side Missionary Baptist Church in Robbins. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery in Robbins. Arrangements are being handled by Person Funeral Home of Robbins.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Swannie D. Thompson of Carthage; four daughters, Edith L. Allen of Capitol Heights, Md., Sarah L. Beazer of Peeksville, N.Y., and Monique S. Thompson and Ida M. Thompson, both of Carthage; a brother, George Thompson of Fayetteville; four sisters, Helen Smith of Carthage, Ollie Person of Washington, D.C., and Elizabeth Patterson and Dessie Weston, both of Southern Pines; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Bessie C. Matthews
FARMVILLE - Mrs. Bessie Clyde Matthews, 90, of 1211 W. Wilson St., formerly of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Farm- ville Healthcare.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville by the Rev. Steve Davis. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by a daughter, Rudell M. Ellis of Farm- ville; two sisters, Toka Draughton and Otha Draughton, both of Dunn; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Ila M. Chavis
RED SPRINGS - Ms. Ila M. Chavis, 76, of Red Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Red Springs.

Rosita M. Williams
SPRING LAKE - Ms. Rosita McCall Williams, of 105 Zackary Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Mamie W. Gibson
HOPE MILLS - Mrs. Mamie Willis Gibson, 98, of 4217 Elk Road, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in Hope Mills Retirement Center.
Mrs. Gibson was a member of Massey Hill Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville by the Rev. Henry Herring.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by two sons, Willis Gibson of Supply and Dr. Robert Gibson Jr. of Winston- Salem; four daughters, Louise Griffin, Earline Maness and Mary Ann Register, all of Fayetteville, and Nan Sue Hodges of Rome, Ga.; a brother, Ansel Willis of Gainesville, Ga.; two sisters, Wilma Nicholsen of Gainesville and Mildred Bow of Cornelia, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 17 great- great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fay- etteville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Massey Hill Baptist Church, 1027 Southern Ave., Fay- etteville, NC 28306.

Leonard Williams
Leonard Williams, of 4357 Aquatica Lane, Fayetteville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home.

Joyce F. Seago
Mrs. Joyce Faye Seago, 67, of 1825 Faber St., Fayetteville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in her home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lafayette Memorial Park West.
Mrs. Seago is survived by her husband, Cliff Seago of the home; a son, John C. Seago of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, JoAnn M. Seago of Raleigh; two brothers, Stephan Kelly of Baltimore and Johnny Kelly of Sanford; three sisters, Patsy Worrell of Mamers, Katherine Graham of Sanford and Edith K. Page of Cameron; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home West.

Roosevelt Revels
Roosevelt Revels, 77, of 2230 Downing Road, Fayetteville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Cape Fear Baptist Church by the Revs. Bobby Locklear and Jerry Groves. Burial will be in Bethel Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Lumberton.
Mr. Revels is survived by two sons, Len Revels and James M. Revels, both of Fayetteville; two daughters, Naydene Alexander of Fayetteville and Karen Sue Swinach of Cincinnati; six brothers, John Revels and Rufus Revels, both of Lumberton, Freddy Revels and Prentis Revels, both of Fayetteville, Percell Revels of Sanford and William Revels of Raeford; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

Elwood D. Moore Sr.
Elwood D. "Ebb" Moore Sr., 79, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Adcock Funeral Home of Spring Lake.

Hubert Johnson
Hubert Johnson, 52, of 423 S. Cool Spring St., Fayetteville, formerly of Fair Bluff, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by S&L Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Maxton.

Christopher J. Speer
PINEHURST - Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer, 28, of Pinehurst, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002.
Sgt. 1st Class Speer sustained a head injury during Operation Enduring Freedom. He served in the military for several years and was a Special Forces medic.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in The Village Chapel. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Pinehurst.
Sgt. 1st Class Speer is survived by his wife, Tabitha of Pinehurst; a daughter, Taryn of Pinehurst; a son, Tanner of Pinehurst; his mother, Betty; and two brothers, Todd and Kim.

Tshomba V. Taylor
CARTHAGE - Miss Tshomba V. Taylor, 30, of 371 Smith Hill Road, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002.
Arrangements will be announced by Kendrick Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

2002-08-19

John W. Lockamy
COUNCIL - Retired Army Sgt. Maj. John W. Lockamy, 66, of 10313 N.C. 87 E., died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham.
Mr. Lockamy was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Domini- can Republic Con- flict.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are being handled by Kinlaw Funeral Home of Elizabethtown.
Mr. Lockamy is survived by his wife, Margene P. Lockamy of the home; a son, Derek Lockamy of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Carolyn Saal of Munich, Germany; two stepsons, Troy Bennett of Ogden, Iowa, and John Bennett of Mesa, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Tracey Bennett and Tonya Bennett, both of Boone, Iowa; his stepmother, Mary Autry of Clinton; six brothers, Gordon Craig of Fayetteville and Coety Lockamy of Turkey and Billy Lockamy, J.C. Lockamy, Johnny Lockamy and Donald Lockamy, all of Clinton; two sisters, Katie Sturgil of Georgia and Tinker Parsons of Virginia; three half sisters, Carolyn Autry of Stedman and Brenda Fryar and Judy Hall, both of Clinton; a grandchild; and 11 stepgrandchildren.

Joann D. Stewart
ROBBINS - Mrs. Joann D. Stewart, 77, of Robbins, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Mrs. Stewart was a supervisor at Columbia Federal Savings & Loan in Washington, D.C., before retiring. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Tabernacle United Methodist Church by the Rev. Keith Miller. Burial will be in Pine Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by a sister, Betty Robinette of Pikeville, Ky.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.
Memorials may be made to Tabnacle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325.

Ruby E. Locklear
LAURINBURG - Mrs. Ruby E. Locklear, 53, of Laurinburg, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Scotland Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Locklear was a homemaker.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Westside Baptist Church by the Revs. Miguel Acosta and Jimmy Strickland. Burial will be in Rowland Church of God cemetery.
Mrs. Locklear is survived by four daughters, Melissa Ann Locklear of Laurinburg, Wanda Oxendine and June Ellen Hunt, both of Fairmont, and Ginger Brayboy of Rowland; her mother, Ruby Mae Locklear of Laurinburg; three brothers, John Dale Locklear of Polkton, Jimmy Hunt of Laurinburg and Roger D. Hunt of Rowland; five sisters, Margaret Chavis and Sarah Cummings, both of Maxton, Mady Lee Owens of Rowland and Mary Frances Oxendine and Lucille Brock, both of Laurinburg; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Boles Funeral Home & Crematory in Laurinburg.

Ruby M. Lyde
ST. PAULS - Ms. Ruby Mae Lyde, 62, of 856 Dean Road, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in her home.
Ms. Lyde was a gardener.
A private funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ray Bryant. A private burial will also be held.
Ms. Lyde is survived by two daughters, Elaine Bryant of Lumberton and Phyllis Cummings of Hope Mills; a brother, H.C. Prevatte of St. Pauls; four sisters, Betty Freeman of Eden, Annie Ruth Pate and Mary Beard, both of St. Pauls, and Bess Willis of Hope Mills; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saint Pauls Funeral Home in St. Pauls.

Sarah E. Bracken
RAEFORD - Mrs. Sarah Evelyn Bracken, 88, of 1206 N. Fulton St., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, in Autumn Care.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home chapel in Winston-Salem. Burial will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Winston-Salem. Arrangements are being handled by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home of Winston-Salem. Local arrangements are being handled by Crumpler Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Raeford.
Mrs. Bracken is survived by two sons, Carl W. Bracken of Winston-Salem and Retha Ray Bracken of Spartanburg, S.C.; a daughter, Merita B. Markus of Red Springs; a brother, John Hines of Lexington; a sister, Ruth Roberts of Greensboro; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

Carnell Williams
RED SPRINGS - Carnell Williams, 56, of 108 Samuel Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Red Springs Middle School auditorium by Bishop Rudolph Powell. Burial will be in Community Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Williams is survived by two sons, Perry Flythe of Charlotte and Emmanuel Williams of Red Springs; three daughters, Teresa Napper of Fayetteville, Connie Manning of Red Springs and Slaquilla Williams of Lillington; his mother, Alberta Williams of Red Springs; two brothers, Phillip Williams of Red Springs and Howard Williams of Ohio; five sisters, Priscilla Bivens of New York, Camilla Scott and Annie Smalls, both of Fayetteville, Alice Clay of Georgia and Equilla Biggs of Red Springs; and 11 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held today from noon to 2 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Red Springs.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Eugene Slocum
MAXTON - Eugene Slocum, 82, of 471 J.W. Graham Road, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mr. Slocum was an Army veteran of World War II.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Red Springs by Brother David McLamb. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Slocum is survived by his wife, Margaret G. Slocum; five sons, McArthur Slocum of Bogalusa, La., Anthony Slocum of New York, Ronnie Slocum of Jersey City, N.J., Eugene Slocum Jr. of Raleigh and Mark Slocum of Charlotte; two daughters, Gilda Davis of Columbus, Ohio, and Laura Norris of Red Springs; two brothers, Albert Slocum and Clinton Slocum, both of Bridgeport, Conn.; three sisters, Vera Ward of Bogalusa, Juanita Draughn of Zanesville, Ohio, and Hilda Davis of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held today from noon to 7 p.m. at S&L Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Maxton.

Donnie M. Leggett
RAEFORD - Mrs. Donnie Mae Leggett, 66, of 1460 Phillippi Church Road, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002.
Arrangements will be announced by Buie Funeral Home of Raeford.

Vera Locklear
RED SPRINGS - Mrs. Vera Locklear, of Red Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002.
Arrangements will be announced by Crumpler Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Red Springs.

Geraldine C. Huggins
SOUTHERN PINES - Mrs. Geraldine Hope Cheatham Huggins, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Mrs. Huggins was a waitress at the Elks Club for several years before retiring.
No services will be held.
Mrs. Huggins is survived by two sons, Michael A. Huggins of Summerville, S.C., and Bill Strickland of Southern Pines; a daughter, Mary Anne Cushman of Southern Pines; a brother, Jimmy Cheatham of Vass; two sisters, Joan Ryan of Pinehurst and Libby Lucas of Southern Pines; six grandchildren; and a great- grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 136-A Bow St., Fayetteville, NC 28301; or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rock- ville, MD 20852-9813.

Terry Chavis Jr.
ST. PAULS - Terry "Tatarz" Chavis Jr., 26, of 1401 Rozier Siding Road, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Saint Pauls Funeral Home chapel in St. Pauls by the Revs. Sterling Chavis and Edward Lowery. Burial will be in Lumbee Memorial Gardens in Lumberton.
Mr. Chavis is survived by two sons, Dakota Q. Chavis and Triton J. Chavis, both of Red Springs; his parents, Terry E. and Alice Chavis of St. Pauls; a brother, Brian K. Chavis of St. Pauls; and a sister, Kimberly M. Chavis of St. Pauls.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Gladys C. Ellison
EDENTON - Mrs. Gladys Christine Ellison, 73, of 904 Stratford Road, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in her home.
Mrs. Ellison owned a restaurant and was a saleswoman. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Baptist Chapel Church in Autryville by the Revs. Alan Roberts and Melinda Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ellison is survived by a daughter, Joann Williams of Autryville; two brothers, Robert West and Glenwood West, both of Dunn; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Royal-Hall Funeral Home in Clinton.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Chapel Church, 2256 Baptist Chapel Road, Autryville, NC 28318-8244; or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105.

Barbara H. Stephens
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Mrs. Barbara Ham Stephens, 66, of North Myrtle Beach, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Stephens was a member of the Shaggers Hall of Fame in Fay- etteville, N.C., and the Ocean Drive Legends.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lee Funeral Home & Crematory in Little River.
Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband, John W. Stephens of North Myrtle Beach; a son, John W. Stephens Jr. of North Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Marci S. Randall of Somerset, Ky.; her mother, Irene C. Spell of Fayetteville; three sisters, Margie Linkous and Jackie Young, both of Hendersonville, N.C., and Norma Tingle of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

Lora Collins
RED SRINGS - Mrs. Lora Collins, 43, of Red Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fay- etteville.
Arrangements will be announced by Crumpler Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Red Springs.

Travis S. Blackmon
FOUR OAKS - Travis Scott Blackmon, 18, of 1810 N.C. 96 S., formerly of Cumberland County, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Union Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn by Dr. Earl J. Hofe.
Mr. Blackmon is survived by his father and stepmother, Travis and Ellen Blackmon of Dunn; his mother and stepfather, Sandy B. and Chris Allen of Four Oaks; two sisters, Kellie Blackmon and Jennifer Blackmon, both of Dunn; and his maternal grandparents, Freddie and Joyce Baker of Dunn.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Minshew Funeral Home in Four Oaks.

Helen K. Varney
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - Ms. Helen K. Varney, 61, of Woodbridge, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002.
Ms. Varney is survived by a son, Kenneth S. Varney. Arrangements are being handled by American Mortuary of San Antonio.

Elizabeth F. Kelledy
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Kelledy, 58, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by LaFayette Funeral & Cremation Services.

Thelma Farmer
Mrs. Thelma Farmer, 80, of 723 Emerald Drive, Fayetteville, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Paye Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel.

Margaret K. Prado
Mrs. Margaret Koonce Prado, 64, of 2607 Dumbarton Road, Fayetteville, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Tracy Pounders. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home of Hope Mills.
Mrs. Prado is survived by her husband, Rafael G. Prado of the home; five sons, Glenn Koonce, Michael Koonce and Tony Koonce, all of Fayetteville, Billy Koonce of Modesto, Calif., and Ricky Koonce of Denver; two daughters, Wanda Howard of Modesto and Diane Jones of Fayetteville; a stepson, Rafael Prado Jr. of Lumberton; two brothers, Claudie Hyatt and Luther Coley, both of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Julia J. Black
TAR HEEL - Miss Julia Juanita Black, 61, of 846 Munn Lane, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville by Bishop Thomas Bell.
Miss Black is survived by two brothers, Lynn Smith and Gilbert Smith, both of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro.


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