Miscellaneous Cumberland County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obits reported Friday, April 24, 1998

Mrs. Betty C. Sykes

HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Betty Rose Canady Sykes, 63, of Hope Mills died Wednesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church of Hope Mills by the Rev. James Parks. Burial will be in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sykes is survived by two daughters, Jan P. McLain of Hope Mills and Sheila P. Baxley of Parkton; a son, Charles “Chuck” Price of Pembroke; a brother, Carey G. Canady of Florida; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary A. Russ

COUNCIL -- Mrs. Mary Agnes Russ, 98, of Agnes Russ Road died Sunday in Premier Living in Lake Waccamaw.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Douglas Moss. Burial will be in Carver’s Creek Church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Carter Funeral Home of Garland.

Mrs. Russ is survived by two sisters, Annie B. Heyward of Hallsboro and Eula Boyd of Paterson, N.J.

The public will be received today from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Ilse M. Pierce

Mrs. Ilse Marie Pierce, 66, of 5234 Pala Verde Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Reeves Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills.

Mrs. Pierce is survived by her husband, Raymond J. Pierce of Fayetteville; a daughter, Martha Barsnica of New Jersey; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Calvin Lowery

RAEFORD -- Calvin Lowery, 62, of Raeford died Thursday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Crumpler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sallie J. Coats

BENSON -- Mrs. Sallie Johnson Coats, 89, of 607 E. Church St. died Thursday.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in West & Dunn Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Alex B. Thompson. Burial will be in Banner Chapel Church cemetery.

Mrs. Coats is survived by three daughters, Edna C. Thompson of Hobbs, N.M., Wilma C. Johnson of Godwin and Shelby C. Johnson of Raleigh; two sons, Bryan D. Coats of Hyattsville, Md., and Landis R. Coats of Dunn; a brother, Bill Johnson of Smithfield; a half sister, Isabelle Ryals of Four Oaks; a half brother, David Johnson of Raleigh; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Yvette T. Wynn

Mrs. Yvette Turner Wynn, 29, of 1807 Edgecombe Ave., Fayetteville, died Monday in Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tucker & Sons Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. A.L. Wright. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wynn is survived by her husband, Andre W. Wynn of the home; two sons, Lavon G. Wynn and Devin R. Wynn, both of the home; two stepsons, Andre Wynn Jr. and Brandon Wynn, both of Atlanta; her mother and stepfather, Yvonne O. and William Elliott of Fayetteville; her father, Samuel Turner of Newark, N.J.; three stepsisters, Norma Raynor of Charlotte, and Angeline Pulley and Melissa Elliott, both of Fayetteville; two stepbrothers, William Elliott Jr. of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Edward Elliott of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and her grandparents, Leroy and Olive Cooper of Greensboro.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Georgiana McDonald

WADE -- Mrs. Georgiana Jacobs McDonald, 94, of Wade died Monday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church by Elder J.E. McDowell. Burial will be in the Jacobs family cemetery.

Mrs. McDonald is survived by four daughters, Pearl Geddie and Lillie Solomon, both of Fayetteville, Pauline Simmons of Charlotte and Margaret Moody of the home; two sons, Frank McDonald and John McDonald, both of Coatsville, Pa.; three sisters, Margaret McDonald and Luberta Hair, both of Chester, Pa., and Julia Murphy of Godwin; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Tucker & Sons Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Mrs. Estelle S. McKoy

LILLINGTON -- Mrs. Estelle Suggs McKoy, 67, of Bethea Road died Tuesday in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Recruiters for Christ Church in Erwin by Bishop Brenda Johnson. Burial will be in Lillington Star Reformed Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. McKoy is survived by three sisters, Rebertha Watkins of Los Angeles, Sarah Suggs of Lillington and Margaret Allen of Detroit; and a brother, Willie H. Suggs of Greensboro.

The public will be received today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

Mrs. Ida M. Ridenhour

SANFORD -- Mrs. Ida Lee Myers Ridenhour, 88, of Laurels of Chatham died Wednesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Turners Chapel by the Rev. Bruce MacInnes. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ridenhour is survived by three sons, Harold Ridenhour of Olivia, James Ridenhour of Sanford and Mike Ridenhour of Lemon Springs; a daughter, Vivian Harness of Cary; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mike Ridenhour, 5101 Greenwood Road.

Jesse L. Todd

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. -- Jesse Lloyd Todd, 60, of Bennettsville, formerly of Scotland County, N.C., died Wednesday.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Whitner-Evans Funeral Home.

Mr. Todd is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allen G. Todd; a son, Ricky Todd of Bennettsville; a daughter, Gwen Seawell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a brother, Huey Todd of Wagram, N.C.; and three sisters, Alma L. Smith of Laurel Hill, N.C., and Magalene High and Faye Howard, both of Laurinburg, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary L. Drayton

HAMLET -- Mrs. Mary Louise Drayton, 67, of 716 Goodwin St. died Saturday.

The funeral will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in Philadelphia United Methodist Church by the Rev. Peter Singletary. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by John Charles McNeill Funerals of Rockingham.

Mrs. Drayton is survived by four sisters, Annie Murray and Marie Williams, both of Charlotte, and Rosa Brown and Darlene Deberry, both of New Rochelle.

Marshall H. Johnson

SEVEN LAKES -- Marshall Howard Johnson, 75, of Seven Lakes died Wednesday.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of World War II and retired after 30 years from First National State Bank in Newark, N.J.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in West End Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dudley Crawford. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Ann E. Johnson; three sons, Marshall H. Johnson Jr. and Ronald E. Johnson, both of Waldwick, N.J., and Kenneth R. Johnson of Raleigh; a daughter, Karen Belig of Raleigh; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 1956, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374, or to West End Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13, West End, N.C. 27376.

Mrs. Pearl B. Tart

COATS -- Mrs. Pearl Beasley Tart, 82, of 371 Mason St. died Wednesday in Good Hope Hospital in Erwin.

She was a homemaker and a member of Coats United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Chuck Herrin and Russell Spencer. Burial will be in Bethsaida Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Tart is survived by a daughter, Joyce Morton of Memphis; a son, Robert Tart of Chapel Hill; a sister, Vivian Greene of Lubbock, Texas; and one grandson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Annie L. Lee

BENSON -- Mrs. Annie Ruth L. Lee, 58, of 606 E. Church St. died Wednesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

Mrs. Lee owned and operated H.P. Lee’s Phillip’s 66 Station. She was a member of Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, the Ladies Civitan Club and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Banner 109.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Glenn McCullen and Don Sauls. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, H.P. Lee; a daughter, Amy L. Holmes of Four Oaks; a son, Brian Lee of Benson; two sisters, Hazel L. Tart of Benson and Ruby L. Johnson of Dunn; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Benson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 23, Benson, N.C. 27504, or to Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church building fund, care of Rachel Denning, 1487 Benson-Hardee Road, Benson, N.C. 27504.

Rodney P. Stewart

BUIES CREEK -- Rodney Pope Stewart, 37, of Hatcher St. died Wednesday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

He was a carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church of Buies Creek.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel in Coats.

Mr. Stewart is survived by a brother, Robin A. Stewart of Charleston, S.C.; and his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Stewart of Buies Creek.

Etha Fryar

CLINTON -- Etha Fryar, 66, of 944 Isaac Weeks Road died Tuesday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Piney Green Disciples Church of Christ by the Rev. Steven C. Moore. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Fryar is survived by his wife, Julia Fryar of the home; a daughter, Monica Johnson of Mount Olive; a sister, Irene Best of Washington, D.C.; and four brothers, Wilbert Fryar and Nathaniel Fryar, both of Durham, the Rev. Willie Fryar of Clinton and William Fryar Jr. of Temple Hills, Md.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lucille Kinlaw

CLINTON -- Mrs. Lucille Kinlaw, 86, of 732 Bunting St. died Thursday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dollie B. Dixon

MAXTON -- Mrs. Dollie Blue Dixon, 80, of Maxton died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Franklin Wooten. Burial will be in McLeod Cemetery.

Mrs. Dixon is survived by a son, Willie R. Dixon of Chadbourn; two adopted sons, Johnnie Hall of Maxton and John McRae of Charlotte; five daughters, Annie L. McQueen of Maxton, Katie M. Hayes, Henrietta Dixon and Lillie P. Dixon, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Annie D. Davis of Laurinburg; two sisters, Ellen Norris of Jersey City, N.J., and Rebecca Bryant of Baltimore; 56 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Home.

Levern Damon

CONCORD -- Levern Damon, 66, of 353 Broad St., formerly of Godwin, died Monday in Northeast Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Butler & Son Funeral Home chapel in Roseboro by the Rev. Daryl Jackson. Burial will be in Elizabeth Church cemetery in Autryville.

Mr. Damon is survived by his wife, Emma Damon of Concord; three daughters, Peggy Saverese of Bridgeport, Conn., and Janetta Edwards and Jackie Damon, both of Concord; three sons, Kenneth Damon of New Haven, Conn., Vernon Bullock of Concord and David Damon of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four sisters, Hattie Damon of Brooklyn, N.Y., Willa M. Bryant of Clinton, Hilsetine Dawson of Autryville and Lesele Damon of Warsaw; two brothers, Moses Damon of Dillon, S.C., and Joseph Damon of Brooklyn; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Brucilla Damon, 304 Goodman-Butler Road, Clinton.

Grover D. Nelson

LAURINBURG -- The Rev. Grover D. Nelson, 76, of Laurinburg died Tuesday.

He was the former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Westminster Presbyterian Church by the Revs. David Thornton and J. Herbert Nelson II. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.

Mr. Nelson is survived by two daughters, Vernetta N. Bridges of Hillsborough and Grovetta Gardineer of Bowie, Md.; an adopted daughter, Doris Everett of Laurinburg; his stepmother, Lillie B. Nelson of Sumter, S.C.; two brothers, Otis Nelson of Gable, S.C., and John C. Nelson of Los Angeles; a sister, Ella N. Johnson of Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the church.

Mrs. Janie S. McNeill

EAGLE SPRINGS -- Mrs. Janie Spivey McNeill, 68, of 1412 N.C. 24/27 died Wednesday in Pinelake Health Care Center in Carthage.

She was a member of Pleasant View Friends Church and the former manager of Pope’s Store in Robbins.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant View Friends Church by the Revs. Kent Garner, Bennie Maness and C.L. Shreve. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. McNeill is survived by her husband, Clarence McNeill; two daughters, Juanita Bruce of Ether and Sharon Boone of Eagle Springs; three sons, Sonny McNeill of Gray Court, S.C., Wayne McNeill of Sanford and Robert McNeill of the home; four sisters, Lois Moore of Burlington, Stella Spencer of Asheboro, and Tessie Garner and Bessie Williamson, both of Robbins; and two brothers, Harvey Spivey and Walter Spivey, both of Robbins.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Patricia E. Newell

Mrs. Patricia Ennis Newell, 76, of 308 Post Ave., Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

William A. Harris

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- William A. Harris of Englewood, formerly of Taylortown, N.C., died Tuesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spruill Temple Church in Taylortown by Elder John Spruill. Burial will be in the Palmer family cemetery in Taylortown.

Mr. Harris is survived by his mother, Edna Harris of Taylortown; and a brother, Donald Harris of Charlotte, N.C.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Kendrick Funeral Home in Southern Pines, N.C.

James F. Boone

HALLSBORO -- James Franklin Boone, 81, of Mt. Hebron Road died Tuesday in Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church by the Rev. William Ballard. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Memorial Park.

Mr. Boone is survived by five daughters, Mamie Cooper, Wynette Boone and Marjorie Parker, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Myrtice Jeffries of Whiteville and Vivian Boone of the home; two sons, Lemuel Boone of Chadbourn and Willie E. Boone of Brooklyn; four sisters, Pearl George of Philadelphia, and Lula B. Register, Dora Bennett and Eunice Livingston, all of Hallsboro; and a brother, William Boone of Rocky Point.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at Peoples Funeral Home in Whiteville.

Millard Maynor

PEMBROKE -- Millard “Little Man” Maynor, 66, of 4810 Chicken Road died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Tabernacle Baptist Church by the Revs. Henry Oxendine and Weldon Haggins. Burial will be in Burnt Swamp Cemetery.

Mr. Maynor is survived by his wife, Annie R. Maynor of the home; two daughters, Linda Maynor of Lumberton and Jo Anne Maynor of the home; a stepdaughter, Geraldine Locklear of Lumberton; five stepsons, Darnell Locklear of Pembroke, Jerry Locklear and Eugene Locklear, both of Lumberton, Bobby Locklear of Salisbury and Jackie Chavis of Roseville, Mich.; a brother, Bonford Maynor of Red Springs; four sisters, Eunice Chavis, Quessie Maynor, Nellie Ransom and Betty L. Clark, all of Lumberton; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Biggs Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Mrs. Brenda Swinney

ROCKINGHAM -- Mrs. Brenda Swinney, 49, of 158 Stoke Road died Wednesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in New Diggs Chapel AME Zion Church by the Revs. Cecil Alsbrook and David Harrington. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Service.

Mrs. Swinney is survived by her mother, Alberta McLain of Laurinburg; and three sisters, Edna “Punk” Allen of the home, Linda K. Allen of Rockingham and Deloris Hertzog of Bronx, N.Y.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Edward R. Pulsifer

PINEHURST -- Edward Roak Pulsifer, 72, of Pinehurst died Wednesday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Mr. Pulsifer was was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Community Presbyterian Church. He was formerly employed by Melpar, Sterling Institue and Pulsifer Associates.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Powell Funeral Home chapel in Southern Pines by the Rev. Ben Bishop. Burial will be Saturday in Rocky Mount.

Mr. Pulsifer is survived by his wife, Helen Pulsifer; a daughter, Mary B. Pulsifer of Oxford; his mother, Ruth S. Pulsifer of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a sister, Eleanor Ruffing of Santa Barbara; and a brother, Richard Pulsifer of Oxford.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374, or to Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1449, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Tommy Matthews

Tommy Matthews, 44, of 1201 Sandra Drive, Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Johnston County Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Point Level Disciples Church in Newton Grove by Elder Felix McDonald. Burial with full military honors will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Matthews of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Corey A. Matthews of Charleston; two daughters, Tevya V. Matthews and Karla V. Matthews, both of Charleston; his mother, Mary L. Matthews of the home; and a sister, Katie Robinson of Raleigh.

The public will be received today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn. The family will receive friends at the home.

Braddock Greene

PINEHURST -- Braddock Greene, 76, of Pinehurst died Wednesday in his home.

Mr. Greene was a veteran of World War II and a retired advertising exective.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Village Chapel by Chaplain Ed Galloway. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Joyce Greene; two daughters, Cynthia Greene of Durham and Diana Greene of Winston-Salem; a son, Braddock Green Jr. of San Anselmo, Calif.; a brother, Philip Greene of East Hampton, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 1956, Pinehurst, N.C. 28370.

Mrs. Fannie Hunt

FAIRMONT -- Mrs. Fannie Hunt, 62, of Route 1, Box 135-J, died Wednesday in Village Green Care Center in Fayetteville.

Arrangements will be announced by Gaskins Funeral Home of Rowland.

Furman Oxendine

ROWLAND -- Furman Oxendine, 88, of 534 Carper Road died Wednesday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Gaskins Funeral Home.

Bernie M. Byrd

ANGIER -- Bernie Mack Byrd, 58, of 400 E. Wimberly Road died Wednesday in Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn.

He was an automotive parts manager and owner of B.M. Byrd Valve Shop.

The funeral will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Benson by the Revs. Warren Bock and Henry Lee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife, Sandra C. Byrd; a daughter, Susan B. Beyer of Raleigh; a son, Brian K. Byrd of Clayton; and a sister, Faye Byrd of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, in care of Juanita Hudson, 2981 Ebenezer Church Road, Benson, N.C. 27504, or to Angier Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 595, Angier, N.C. 27501.

Mrs. Daisy S. Rivers

RAEFORD -- Mrs. Daisy Stubbs Rivers, 82, of 7299 Laurinburg Road died Wednesday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

She was a retired clerk for the government.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnnie W. Gorham. Burial will be in the Stubbs family cemetery.

Mrs. Rivers is survived by a daughter, Betty Freeman of Temple Hills, Md.; two sisters, Lena Stubbs and Mary Patterson, both of Raeford; a brother, the Rev. Mackie Stubbs of Fayetteville; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Buie Funeral Home. The public will be received Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

James L. Smith Sr.

SOUTHERN PINES -- James Lee Smith Sr., 78, of 1860 W. New York Ave. died Tuesday in his home.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Simon Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mary W. Smith of the home; a daughter, Doris F. Oates of Neptune, N.J.; a son, James L. Smith Jr. of the home; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The public will be received today from noon to 1 p.m., and after the service, at the church.

Robert L. China

Robert Lee China, 55, of 213 Oakland Drive, Fayetteville, died Tuesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in H.M. Colvin Funeral Home chapel by Evangelist Sheri Gamble. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

Mr. China is survived by his mother, Rebecca China of Fayetteville; a brother, Curtis China of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Matilda Smith of Atlanta and Mattie Campbell of Fayetteville.

The public will be received today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jane C. Oxendine

ROWLAND -- Mrs. Jane Carol Oxendine, 42, of Elrod Road died Wednesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pentecostal Church of Christ by the Revs. Larry Holmes and Jimmy Strickland.

Mrs. Oxendine is survived by two daughters, Nikki Davis of the home and Dawn Davis of Rowland; a son, Dwayne Davis of Lumberton; her mother, Essie M. Oxendine of Rowland; three sisters, Deloris Hunt of Fairmont, Mattie Dial of Pembroke and Regina Oxendine of Rowland; two brothers, Larry Oxendine of Shallotte and Corey Oxendine of Rowland; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight at 7 at Thompson’s Funeral Home in Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, Elrod Road, Rowland.

Mrs. Leah Locklear

PEMBROKE -- Mrs. Leah Locklear, 79, of Pembroke died Wednesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Preston Gospel Chapel by the Revs. Charles Oxendine and Bobby D. Locklear. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery.

Mrs. Locklear is survived by a son, Philip Locklear of Pembroke; a sister, Jolley Locklear of Pembroke; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight at 7 at Thompson’s Funeral Home.

Joseph C. Todd

BLADENBORO -- Joseph Curtis Todd, 86, of Bladenboro died Wednesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Allen. Burial will be in Bladen Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Todd is survived by six sons, Charleston Todd of Abbottsburg, Brady Todd, Weldon Todd and Roy L. Todd, all of Bladenboro, and Memory Todd and Leon Todd, both of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Patsy T. Cashwell of Bladenboro and Elizabeth Bordeaux of Dublin; 25 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home.

Fred O. Bullinger

CHADBOURN -- Fred Ottis Bullinger, 67, of Chadbourn died Thursday in his home.

He retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Avant’s Chapel by the Rev. Mack Watts. Burial will be in Ward’s Station Church of God cemetery.

Mr. Bullinger is survived by his wife, Doris C. Bullinger of the home; a son, Jeffery O. Bullinger of Salisbury; three daughters, Belinda B. Buffkin of Tabor City, and Martha B. Hardwick and Macy B. Hinson, both of Clarendon; a sister, Shirley Mercer of Huntersville; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home.

Mrs. Christine T. McKoy

Mrs. Christine Thomas McKoy, 42, of 465 Summerlee Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She was a 2nd grade teacher at Manchester Elementary School.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spring Lake Memorial Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. John McKoy Jr. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

Mrs. McKoy is survived by her husband, Kenneth D. McKoy of the home; a son, Kelvin McKoy of Centreville, Va.; her mother, Juanita Thomas of Fayetteville; four sisters, Dianne Monk of Goldsboro, and Debra Malone, Michelle Thomas and Juanita “Nina” Thomas, all of Fayetteville; and three brothers, Otto Thomas of Buies Creek, the Rev. Ronald Thomas of Fayetteville and Harold Thomas of New Mexico.

The public will be received today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.

Mrs. Orazell Miller

Mrs. Orazell Miller, 44, of 1367 Worstead Drive, Fayetteville, died April 17 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Faith Community Chapel on Fort Bragg by Chaplain Cpt. David Bowerman.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, retired Army Sgt. Harold Miller of the home; three daughters, Erica Williams, Terri Williams and Nicole Flower, all of Camden, N.J.; a son, Harold Miller Jr. of Camden; her mother, Marvell Chestnut of Camden; a sister, Eartha Scott of Camden; six brothers, Willy F. Chestnut, James Chestnut, Charles Chestnut, Roy Chestnut, Barry Chestnut and Billy Hill, all of Camden; and six grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.

Thomas Webb

Thomas Webb, 82, of 713 McLamb Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Fred F. Vest

SOUTHERN PINES -- Fred F. Vest, 69, of 5000 U.S. 1 died Thursday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired barber.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Union Presbyterian Church by the Rev. William A. Stewart Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Vest is survived by his wife, Stella Lichner; two daughters, Wanda Barry of Eastwood and Kim Harris of Aberdeen; a son, Shawn Vest of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Elsie Barnes of Archdale and Roberta Hughes of Rockingham; three brothers, Richard Vest and Everette Vest, both of Archdale, and Melvin Vest of Bonlee; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Fry-Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage and at other times at the home.

William S. Atkinson

LUMBERTON -- William Stanley Atkinson, 63, of 109 Bee Gee Road died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

He was a supervisor of the Robeson County Wastewater Department and a member of Centerville Baptist Church. He retired from Robeson County schools, serving as a teacher, coach and principal.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Atkinson family cemetery by the Revs. Ed Wilcox, Terry Jordan and James Hester.

Mr. Atkinson is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Atkinson of the home; a son, William S. Atkinson Jr. of the home; a daughter, Pamela A. Gray of Kill Devil Hills; his mother, Ruby S. Atkinson of Fairmont; a sister, Margie A. Noblin of Oxford; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Funeral Services in Fairmont and at other times at the home.

Clyde W. Hunt Jr.

FAIRMONT -- Clyde Wade Hunt Jr., 37, of Route 3 died Wednesday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Funeral Services.

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