Miscellaneous Cumberland County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obits reported Monday, June 22, 1998

John B. Barnhill
John Benjamin Franklin “Buddy” Barnhill, 66, of 1106 Asbury Road, Fayetteville, died Sunday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Barnhill retired from the Fayetteville Observer maintenance department after 30 years of service.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lafayette Memorial Park by the Revs. Bobby Tyson, Guy Prosper and Alvin Parker.
Mr. Barnhill is survived by his wife, Elneta H. Barnhill of the home; two sons, Mark Barnhill and Christopher Barnhill, both of Fayetteville; two daughters, Debra Walker of Fayetteville and Pamela Dune of Columbus, Ga.; three sisters, Margaret Prosper and Frances Thorpe, both of Castle Hayne, and Mildred Parker of Gainesville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

Brian L. Crumpler
Brian Leslie Crumpler, 54, of 350 Conifer Court, Fayetteville, formerly of Sampson County, died Friday in his home.
Mr. Crumpler was a member of the Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce and a Mason. He was the owner of Kirby Factory Distributing of Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton by the Rev. Allen Overton. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Crumpler is survived by his wife, Derenda Crumpler; a daughter, Vanessa Crumpler of Cleveland; three sons, Damian Crumpler and Heath Crumpler, both of Baltimore, and Brian Crumpler Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Teresa Anderson of Chapel Hill and Holy Brown of Fayetteville; and a brother, Jerri Crumpler of Irvine, Calif.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Daylon G. Horton
SPRING LAKE -- Daylon George Horton, 83, of 12141 N.C. 210 South died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mr. Horton was a retired barber and a charter member of Central Baptist Church. He was a member of Fort Bragg Lodge No. 667, the Order of the Eastern Star No. 333 and the Sudan Temple Shrine.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Adcock Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. T.J. Fulk. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mr. Horton is survived by two brothers, Charlie Horton of Fayetteville and Robert Horton of Deland, Fla.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Elvira L. Norris
SPRING LAKE -- Mrs. Elvira Lowery Norris, 88, of 110 S. 2nd St. died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Norris was a retired school teacher who taught in the Cumberland County and Fort Bragg school systems. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 333.
The funeral with Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Spring Lake by the Rev. Greg Carroll. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Norris is survived by her husband, Layton Norris of the home; four sisters, Lucille Holleman of Hope Mills, Elise Adams of Fuquay-Varina, and Pansy Harrison and Ruby Moore, both of Raleigh; and a brother, Linwood Lowery of Mechanicsville, Va.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Adcock Funeral Home.

Mrs. Geneva M. Farmer
RAEFORD -- Mrs. Geneva McKenzie Farmer, 81, of 206 Hector McNeill Road died Sunday in her home.
Mrs. Farmer was a teacher at Seventy-First Elementary School in Fayetteville for many years. She was an organist for Bethel, Mount Tabor and Philadelphus Presbyterian churches. Mrs. Farmer was a member of Red Springs chapter 8 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Past Worthy Matron in Raeford chapter 226.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium chapel in Laurinburg by the Rev. Ladd Brearley. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Farmer is survived by her husband, Alex Farmer; two sons, Joe Farmer of the home and David Farmer of Whispering Pines; a daughter, Lydia Hicks of Raeford; two brothers, Dr. John McKenzie of Palatka, Fla., and J.C. McKenzie of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Dora Carmack of Pollocksville and Pearl Childress of Wagram; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina, Attn: Jane Phillips, P.O. Box 2707, Raleigh N.C. 27611; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 68, Raeford, N.C. 28376.

Victor W. Wolf
LUMBERTON -- Victor W. Wolf of Lumberton, formerly of Bergen, Norway, died Aug. 13, 1997.
Mr. Wolf was a professor emeritus of Economics and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
A memorial service was held Saturday in Lumberton by the Rev. Victor W. Wolf Jr. A committal of ashes will be held in Bergen. Arrangements are being handled by Biggs Funeral Home.
Mr. Wolf is survived by his wife, Nancy Wolf of Lumberton; a son, the Rev. Victor W. Wolf Jr. of Blacksburg, Va.; two brothers, Roald F. Wolf of Bergen and F. Christian Wolf of Trondheim, Norway; and three grandsons.

Kelton Byrd
LUMBERTON -- Kelton Byrd, 78, of 62 Boone Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Floyd Memorial Chapel by the Revs. Gerald Wilson and Lynn Bullock. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife, Doris M. Byrd of the home; a son, Donald Byrd of Lumberton; a daughter, Renee Benton of Lumberton; three brothers, Eugene Byrd and James Byrd, both of Lumberton, and Elbert Byrd Jr. of Lincolnton; a sister, Mildred Walters of Lumberton; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary and Crematory.

Mrs. Mary D. Stevens
BROADWAY -- Mrs. Mary Della Davis Stevens, 77, of 208 Stevens Drive died Sunday in her home.
Mrs. Stevens had been a home economics teacher at Broadway High School. She was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Broadway Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Harold Stone. Burial will be in Broadway Town Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband, Forrest L. Stevens; three sons, William F. Stevens of Atlanta, and Robert W. Stevens and James L. Stevens, both of Broadway; a brother, William P. Davis of Greensboro; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Broadway Presbyterian Church endowment fund, South Main Street, Broadway; or to Hospice of Montgomery County, 404 N. Main St., Troy, N.C. 27371.

Herbert E. Folger Jr.
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Everett Folger Jr., 63, of 507 Anson Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday.
Arrangements will be announced by Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

Mrs. Carrie E. Bullock
BROCKTON, Mass. -- Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Bullock of Brockton, formerly of 800 1/2 Bullock St., Fayetteville, died Saturday.
Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Lassie L. Scott Sr.
CARTHAGE -- Lassie Lucian Scott Sr., 75, of 1241 Union Church Road died Sunday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Fry-Prickett Funeral Home.

Robert M. Jackson
WEST END -- Robert M. Jackson, 69, of Carthage Road died Sunday in his home.
Mr. Jackson was retired from J.P. Stevens in Aberdeen.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairview Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Joan L. Jackson; four sons, Leslie Jackson of Pinehurst, and Wayne D. Lowery, Daniel L. Lowery, and Frank Lowery, all of West End; a sister, Margaret J. Wiggins of West End; a brother, John Jackson of Sanford; and seven grandchildren.
The family will recieve friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Fry-Prickett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 1956, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Ms. Mildred E. Bobbitt
PINEHURST -- Ms. Mildred Elizabeth Bobbitt of Pinehurst died Sunday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Pleasent Hill Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Gregg Newton. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines.
Ms. Bobbitt is survived by several nieces and a nephew.

Walter Jones
LAURINBURG -- Walter Jones of Laurinburg died Thursday in Scotland Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. T.L. Davis. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Mr. Jones is survived by two sisters, Roxie Gilchrist of Durham and Polly Jones of Laurinburg; and a brother, Milton Jones of Fayetteville.
The public will be received today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Home.

W.Y. “Bill” Perry
W.Y. “Bill” Perry, 75, of Fayetteville died Sunday.
Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Lewis F. Cannon
Retired Army Master Sgt. Lewis F. Cannon, 74, of 2615 Wingate Drive died June 8 in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lafayette Memorial Park by the Rev. Sam Owens. Arrangements are being handled by Highland Funeral Service and Crematory.
Mr. Cannon is survived by his wife, Opal L. Cannon; two sons, Lewis F. Cannon and Donald Cannon, both of Greenville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rita S. Crow
Mrs. Rita S. Crow, 50, of 409 Helen Street, Fayetteville, died Sunday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

Norman R. Smith
CASTLE HAYNE -- Norman Rese Smith of 3329 Oakley Circle, formerly of Bladen County, died Sunday in his home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington by the Rev. Mike Lewis. Arrangements are being handled by Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel of Wilmington.
Mr. Smith is survived by three sons, Chapman Smith of New Jersey, Robert Smith of Wilmington and Steve Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six sisters, Lena Wiggs of Wilmington, Blandie Hall of Ammon, Willie Hales, Hazel Lancaster, and Evelyn Melvin, all of Beaver Dam, and Ada R. Shaw of Elizabethtown; and seven grandchildren.

David K. Thuma
Army Master Sgt. David K. Thuma, 36, of 6532 Windy Creek Way, Fayetteville died Thursday in Kenya.
Arrangements will be announced by LaFayette Funeral Home.

John J. Black
SEVEN LAKES -- John Joseph Black of 504 Seven Lakes North died Sunday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Chapel in Pinehurst by Chaplains Ed Galloway and Glen Miller. Entombment will be at a later date in the Chapel in the Pines in Seven Lakes. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Gladys W. Black; two sons, Lyman K. Black of Savannah, Ga., John A. Black of Endwell, N.J.; a daughter, Nancy E. Black of Newark, Del.; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Bible Alive Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 2222, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302.

Eustace A. Hall
AUTRYVILLE -- Eustace Alfonzo Hall, 69, of 1793 Halltown Road died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Long Branch Baptist Church by the Revs. Richard Spell and Dennis Guy. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Earline H. Hall; two daughters, Helen Hall of Fayetteville, and Linda Hall of Autryville; two sons, Henry Hall of Rocky Mount and John Hall of Roxboro; two stepsons, Bobby Huffman and Danny Huffman, both of Hope Mills; a sister, Christine Hall of Roseboro; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro, and at other times at the home of Helen Hall, 2505 Tregony Place, Fayetteville.

Mrs. Rosa S. McNair
Mrs. Rosa Smith Williams McNair, 93, of 2811 Coronado Parkway, Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Christian Light Baptist Church in Autryville by the Rev. Hosea Murray. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Wiseman Mortuary.
Mrs. McNair is survived by three stepdaughters, Stella Harrington of Louisville, Ky., and Helen M. Townsend and Ruth Carroll, both of Fayetteville; a son, Levett Williams of Fayetteville; three stepsons, Roy McNair of New York City, and Lee McNair of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Elmond McNair of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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