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Friday, Nov 15, 2002

Mrs. Catherine Elder
Mrs. Catherine Elder, 78, of 1538 McArthur Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Hebrew AME Zion Church by the Rev. Thomas and Dr. T.R. Jones. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Elder is survived by a sister, Maggie Elliott of Fayetteville.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Bobby McEachern
DUNN - Bobby McEachern, 59, of 401 N. Ellis Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Parrish Nursing Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville by the Rev. Will S. McEachern.
Mr. McEachern is survived by six children, Roberta McEachern of Woodbridge, Va., Wanda Taylor of West Haven, Conn., Robert McEachern of Hopkins, S.C., Janice Prince of Bridgeport, Conn., Jackie Harris of Columbia, S.C., and April McEachern of Fayetteville; his mother, Mazola McEachern of Fayetteville; and 10 siblings, Willie McEachern of New York, Jason McEachern of Philadelphia, Daniel McEachern of Aurora, Colo., and Mary Turner, Tommy McEachern, Betty Shaw, Florence McEachern, Steve Elliott, Victor McEachern and Simesha McEachern, all of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends at the home of Florence McEachern, 604 Berwick Drive, Fayetteville.

Arthur J. McKoy
HOPE MILLS - Arthur James McKoy, 64, of 2921 Peacock St., died Wednesday Nov. 13, 2002, in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown by the Rev. Harry McGill Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. McKoy is survived by his wife, Teresa McKoy of Hope Mills; a son, Arthur A. McKoy of Charlotte; two stepsons, Edward E. Carter of Atlanta and Niaasia Hawkins of Pocono, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Kemp, Ellen Bynum and Denise Bynum, all of New York; and a brother, LeAndrew McKoy of Hope Mills.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 5 p.m. at F.W. Newton & Sons Mortuary in Elizabethtown.
The family will receive friends at 1207 Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown.

Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming, 45, of 1124 Nan St., Fayetteville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cunningham & Sons Mortuary chapel by the Rev. Ray Vango. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife, Lynne Fleming of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Boone and Tinisha Boone, both of Fayetteville; a brother, Karl Fleming of Warwickshire, England; and a grandchild.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fred Watkins, 81,
Pearl Harbor survivor
WHITE LAKE - Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Fred Blake Watkins, of Whiteville, formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in his home. He was 81.
Mr. Watkins served in the Navy for 22 years. He was a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, which drew the United States into World War II. He also served in the the Korean War. 
After his military career, he worked in the civil service on Fort Bragg for 20 years before retiring. Mr. Watkins was a member of Fleet Reserve Association and Creasy Proctor Masonic Lodge 679 in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in White Lake Baptist Church by the Rev. Walter Hayes. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Dorothy S. Watkins of the home; a son, Glenn M. Watkins of White Lake; a brother, James Watkins of Fayetteville; a sister, Dorothy Knoch of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Kinlaw Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Leerone A. Pate
LUMBERTON - Mrs. Leerone Arnette Pate, 74, of 204 W. 31st St., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Pate was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she formerly taught the Beginners Class and was president of the David Brown Bible Class. She co-owned and operated Pate's Drive-In for more than 25 years.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Floyd Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Gregory Long. Burial will be in Floyd Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Pate is survived by three daughters, Peggy C. Gunn of Auburn, Calif., Nancy C. Thompson of Lumberton and Thelma Farmer of Florence, S.C.; a brother, Aaron Arnette of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Nellie Slater of Conover and Betty Sammons of Rincon, Ga.; four grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory in Lumberton.

Jason F. Smith
WEST END - Jason Floyd Smith, 21, of West End, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Mr. Smith was a 1999 graduate of Pinecrest High School and a junior at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in John Hall Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Joseph Thompson and Conneth L. Clinton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by his parents, Dr. Jimmie H. Smith Sr. and Rachel B. Smith of West End; two brothers, Dr. Jimmie H. Smith Jr. of Penny, Ga., and the Rev. Jeffrey A. Smith of Charlotte; a sister, Twyla R. Smith of Philadelphia; his paternal grandmother, Hazel Smith of Robbins; and his maternal grandmother, Clara Bell of Carthage.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home in Carthage.

Leroy Ford
MATTAPAN, N.Y. - Leroy Ford, 72, of Mattapan, formerly of Cerro Gordo, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Jewish Memorial Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Ford was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo by the Rev. Ronald Alford. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Memorial Garden. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.
Mr. Ford is survived by two daughters, Tammy Jackson of Atlanta and Lela L. Ford of New York; three brothers, Clarence Jeffries of New York and Tommy Jeffries and James Jeffries, both of New Jersey; and four sisters, Geraldine McDonald, Ruth Ahmad and Peggy Jeffries, all of New Jersey, and Josephine Davis of Cerro Gordo.
The family will receive friends at the home of Josephine Davis, 511 Cherry Grove Road, Cerro Gordo.

Ronnie L. Leggett
FAIRMONT - Ronnie Levern Leggett, 35, of 124 Manila St., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Baptist Church in Rowland by the Rev. Michael Smith. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Laurinburg.
Mr. Leggett is survived by his wife, Mary Lois B. Leggett of Fairmont; three sons, Codie L. Leggett of the home and Donnie Worth and Ronny Leggett, both of Laurinburg; two daughters, Latoya Worth and Kim Armstrong, both of Laurinburg; his mother, Shirley Mae Leggett of Fairmont; three brothers, Charles Leggett and Dwayne Leggett, both of Laurinburg and Siemon Leggett of Fairmont; a sister, Cherly Leggett of Laurinburg; and his grandmother, Mary Lee Gaston of Charlotte.
A viewing will be held Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service in Fairmont.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Baptist Church, 3815 N.C. 130 E., Rowland, NC 28383-6839.

Toleda Carthens
RED SPRINGS - Miss Toleda Carthens, 31, of 204 E. Sunset Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by L.E. Floyd Funeral Home of Red Springs.

Danny R. Williams
NEW YORK - Danny Rae Williams, 43, of New York, formerly of Orrum, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, in St. Mary's Hospital.
Mr. Williams was an Air Force veteran.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Orrum by the Rev. Youlander Thompson. A private burial will be held at later date.
Mr. Williams is survived by his father, Robert T. Williams of Lumberton, N.C.; four brothers, Robert C. Williams of Lumberton, Morris C. Williams of New York, Jerry L. Williams of Fairmont and Leon Williams of Orrum; two sisters, Rena J. Wilkerson of New Jersey and Cynthia Bellamy of Lumberton; and two half brothers, Robert L. Nealy of Fairmont, N.C., and John W. Nealy of Lumberton.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 6 .m. at Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service in Fairmont.
The family will receive friends at 2913 Olive Drive, Lumberton.

Patrick G. McKenzie Jr.
WEST END - Patrick Grier McKenzie Jr., 68, of West End, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Mr. McKenzie was a maintenance supervisor at the N.C. Department of Correction.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eric Joyce. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. McKenzie is survived by a son, Landon McKenzie of West End; a daughter, Dorothy Jones of West End; his mother, Mary R. McKenzie of Ellerbe; five brothers, Daris McKenzie of Ellerbe, Dan McKenzie of Durham, Ronald McKenzie and Larry McKenzie, both of West End, and Irwin McKenzie of Michigan; two sisters, Brenda Fields of Statesville and Marcia Fowler of Pinebluff; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Car- thage.
Memorials may be made to Doubs Chapel United Methodist, P.O. Box 522, West End, NC 27376.

Elvin E. Autry
ELIZABETHTOWN - Elvin Erwin Autry, 76, of 1869 Johnsontown Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Bladen County Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Hill Holiness Church cemetery by Pastor Annette Johnson. Burial will be in Autry Sandhill Cemetery.
Mr. Autry is survived by his wife, Pearl S. Autry of the home; seven sons, Larry Autry and Elvin Autry, both of Elizabethtown, Jimmy Autry of Garland, Clifton Autry of Clarkton, Herman Autry of Raleigh, Swindell Autry of Fort Meade, Md., and Vincent Autry of Aberdeen, Md.; five daughters, Eva Cromartie of Elizabethtown, Wilma Sampson and Gwendolyn Johnson, both of Fayetteville, Yvonne Bethea of Wilmington and Jackie Johnson of White Oak; nine brothers, Odell Autry, Nathan Autry, Daniel Autry, David Autry, Cleo Autry, Edward Autry and Oscar Autry, all of Elizabethtown, Norman Autry of Bladenboro and James Autry of New York; four sisters, Letha Parker of Fayetteville, Julia Johnson and Esther McLean, both of Elizabethtown, and Rubell Webster of New York; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.
The family will receive friends at the home.

William C. Rees
WHISPERING PINES - William C. Rees, 88, of Whispering Pines, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines by the Rev. James D. Franklin Jr. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Southern Pines.
Mr. Rees is survived by his wife, Janet S. Rees of Whispering Pines; two sons, David W. Rees of Pittsburgh and Gary C. Rees of Sioux City, Iowa; and a sister, Margaret E. White of Pittsburgh.

Jane W. Fogelquist
WILMINGTON - Mrs. Jane Walker Fogelquist, of 1837 Newkirk Road, formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.
Mrs. Fogelquist was a member of Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by the Rev. David Holloway. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Fogelquist is survived by a son, G. Mark Wiliams of Rocky Point; his mother, Sallie T. Walker of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Rowena N. Hooks
RALEIGH - Mrs. Rowena Ellen Nowell Hooks, 89, of Raleigh, formerly of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in Mayview Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Hooks was a nurse for 45 years and worked in hospitals, offices and public health nursing. She was an instructor and director of the school of nursing at Highsmith Hospital, director of nursing and administrator at Highsmith-Rainey Hospital and director of the Developmental Evaluation Center in Fayetteville. Mrs. Hooks was a member of Haymount United Methodist Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville by the Rev. Robert Poulk. Arrangements are being handled by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
Mrs. Hooks is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Hooks of Raleigh and Suella Klug of Burlington; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Clifford G. Sellers
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Clifford G. Sellers, 69, of 5802 McDougal Drive, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002.
Arrangements will be announced by Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills.

Thurman L. Autry
Thurman Leon Autry, 49, of 304 Grafton Ave., Fayetteville, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Eastover Community Funeral Home chapel by Minister Annie L. Carter. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.
Mr. Autry is survived by his wife, Vernesa Autry of Fayetteville; five sons, Leon Autry Jr., Jerry Autry and Darren Autry, all of Bridgeport, Conn., and Demetrius Autry and Martrellis Autry, both of Fayetteville; three sisters, Beulah Shavers and Hilda Williams, both of Columbia, S.C., and Wanda Stephens of Fay- etteville; and six brothers, Elmer Autry of Rochester, N.Y., Eugene Autry of Albany, Ga., Thomas Autry of Godwin, Donald Autry of New York, Anthony Autry of Spring Lake and Jerome Autry of Macon, Ga.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Larrie Gibbs
Larrie Gibbs, 52, of 260 Windsor Drive, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

Philip S. Eads Jr.
Retired Army 1st Sgt. Philip Sylvester Eads Jr., 77, of 1510 Converse Ave., Fayetteville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Eads was in the military for 30 years and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the Master Parachutist Badge. 
A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Eads is survived by his wife, Jennie Eads of the home; a daughter, Donna E. Pentland of Winter Garden, Fla.; two brothers, Kenneth Eads and James Eads, both of Norfolk, Va.; and a sister, Carolyn Clark of Virginia Beach, Va.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

Diana Esters
Ms. Diana Esters, of 576 Wilkes Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Second New Light Baptist Church in St. Pauls by the Rev. Ollie Miller. Burial will be in the Boone family cemetery in St. Pauls.
Ms. Esters is survived by her mother, Gloria M. Esters of Fayetteville; a brother, Harold Esters of Lakeland, Fla.; her maternal grandmother, Bessie Pone of Fayetteville; and her paternal stepgrandmother, Gracie Esters of St. Pauls.
A viewing will be held today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.
The family will receive friends at the home.


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