Miscellaneous Cumberland County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obits reported Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998

Otis A. Bryant

ABERDEEN -- Otis Austin Bryant, 82, of 1056 Foxfire Road died Sunday in Manor Care Health Services.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in McDonald’s Chapel Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Ed Kingsbury. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Annie Bryant; a son, Austin Bryant of Ellerbe; two daughters, Lynda Carlton of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Pam Cameron of Wilmington; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to McDonald’s Chapel Presbyterian Church cemetery fund, 1374 Foxfire Road, Aberdeen, N.C.

Mrs. Eva Troublefield

CLINTON -- Mrs. Eva Troublefield, 88, of 408-D Jacobs St. died Sunday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

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

John Gilbert

DUNN -- John Gilbert, 78, of 909 N. King Ave. died Sunday in Britthaven Nursing Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home.

Richard P. Taylor

Richard Pelham “Dick” Taylor, 80, of 411 Vista Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ila P. Jackson

Mrs. Ila Page Jackson, 89, of 119 Pinecrest Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday in Len-Care Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. T.J. Fulk, John Cuthill and David Crumpler. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by two daughters, Doris Sykes and Gayle Beasley, both of Fayetteville; a son, Kenneth Jackson of South Bay, Fla.; a sister, Mila Jackson of Wade; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

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

Milton M. Combs

SANFORD -- Milton M. Combs, 83, of 3108 Chipping Wedge died Sunday in his home.

Mr. Combs was an Army veteran of World War II.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jonesboro United Methodist Church by the Rev. Terry Bryant. Arrangements are being handled by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Mr. Combs is survived by his wife, Thelma P. Combs of the home; five daughters, Nancy Lawrence of Seminole, Fla., Phyllis Poppe of Lexemburg, Kathy Joyce of Bowdoinham, Maine, Sue Benton of Phoenix and Linda De Brita of Scotia, N.Y.; a sister, Gladys Kirkwood of Hilton Head, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Jonesboro United Methodist Church building fund, 407 W. Main St., Sanford, N.C. 27330, or to American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, care of Edgewood Presbyterian Church, 316 McIntosh St., Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Claude W. Scott Jr.

Claude Winford Scott Jr., 57, of 4401 Piedmont Ave., Fayetteville, died Sunday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Scott was a volunteer fire fighter for 18 years at Cumberland Road Volunteer Fire Department.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Sherrill Boykin. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Alma S. Scott of the home; a son, Claude W. Scott III of Fayetteville; two daughters, Laurie S. Wheeler of the home and Lisa S. Bill of Fayetteville; his mother, Ida Scott of Fayetteville; three brothers, Milton Scott of Elkhorn, Neb., Roger Scott of Fayetteville and Dave Scott of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a sister, Nancy Edwards of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.

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

James E. Covington

LINDEN -- James Edward Covington, 74, of 4368 McBryde St. died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn by elder Danny Robinson. Burial will be in Cumberland Union Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Covington is survived by his wife, Mary E. Covington of the home; four sons, Edward C. Covington, Earl J. Covington and Robert E. Covington, all of the home, and Leon Covington of Dunn; two daughters, Naomi Covington of the home and Nancy M. Johnson of Linden; two brothers, Early Graham of Fayetteville and Roscoe Graham of Dunn; and eight grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 2 to 7 at the funeral home.

Richard C. Wesche

PINEHURST -- Richard Charles Wesche, 68, of 200 Safford Drive died Saturday in his home.

Mr. Wesche was a member of Southern Pines United Methodist Church and Moore County Shriner’s Club Oasis Temple.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Southern Pines United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mark Wethington. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mr. Wesche is survived by his wife, Judy Wesche; two sons, Jeffrey Wesche of Wadsworth, Ill., and David Wesche of Auburn, N.H.; a daughter, Susan Todd of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Bernor of Devon, Conn.; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Oasis Shrine, P.O. Box 50666, Charlotte, N.C. 28256.

Mrs. Kathleen M. Glisson

RAEFORD -- Mrs. Kathleen McNeil Glisson, 82, of 2501 Red Springs Road died Sunday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mrs. Glisson was a member of Antioch Presbyterian Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Antioch Presbyterian Church by the Revs. John Hinkle and Don Satterwhite. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Glisson is survived by her husband, W.B. “Bill” Glisson of Raeford; two sons, John Glisson and Larry Glisson, both of Raeford; a sister, Christine Bruton of Merritt, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Crumpler Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church memorial fund, 6583 Red Springs Road, Red Spring, N.C. 28377.

Earl G. Holland

ERWIN -- Earl Gibson Holland, 78, of 508 W. J. St. died Thursday in his home.

Mr. Holland was the owner of Earl’s Trading Post for more than 50 years. He was a member of Benson American Legion Post No. 109. He was a veteran of World War II.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Price Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Don Holland. Burial will be in Erwin Memorial Park.

Mr. Holland is survived by two sons, Larry Holland of Atlanta and Anthony Holland of Phoenix; two daughters, Barbara Stanley and Krista Jernigan, both of Dunn; three brothers, Stacy Holland of Erwin, Horace Holland of Loris, S.C., and Charles Holland of Long Beach; three sisters, Carolyn Wrench of Clinton, Bea Tew of Salemburg and Evon Cochran of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Earl Owens

CLINTON -- Earl Owens, 78, of Clinton died Sunday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville.

Arrangements will be announced by Butler & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Elsie M. Holder

LILLINGTON -- Mrs. Elsie Mason Holder, 75, of Lillington died Sunday in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Mrs. Holder was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Spring Hill United Methodist Church by the Revs. Bobby Tyson and Scott Tart. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

Mrs. Holder is survived by her husband, John W. Holder of the home; three daughters, Peggy Locklear of Willow Springs and Nancy Cameron and Patsy Christian, both of Mamers; two sons, Gary Holder of Mamers and Tommy Holder of South Carolina; three sisters, Doris Cupps of Sanford, Edith Brownlee of Mamers and Betty Haney of Hendersonville; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary M. Dockery

SOUTHERN PINES -- Mrs. Mary M. Dockery, 84, of Southern Pines, formerly of Harnett County, died Monday in St. Joseph of the Pines.

Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Arthur L. Griffin

SPRING LAKE -- Arthur Lawrence Griffin, 59, of 110 Haire St. died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Mr. Griffin retired from the Air Force. He was a member of VFW No. 9103.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife, Hsui-Ying H. Griffin of Spring Lake; a brother, Bobby Griffin of Lemon Springs; and two sisters, Brenda Smith of Sanford and Aldena Jinar of Ellwood City, Pa.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Adcock Funeral Home.

John R. Burns

LUMBERTON -- John Robert Burns, 72, of Barker Ten Mile Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Floyd Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Stan Gallagher-Smith. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Cemetery.

Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Carlene K. Burns of the home; two sons, John R. Burns Jr. and Raymond C. Burns, both of Lumberton; three daughters, Susan McCray and Beth Ward, both of Lumberton, and Sarah K. Burns of San Fransisco; six sisters, Sarah B. Caine of Cary, Mary L. Branan of Raleigh, Jean Spivey and Frances Britt, both of Lumberton, Gladys Holton of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Dorothy Graham of Durham; and seven grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Gladys P. Burns Scholarship Fund, care of Lynn Price, 1741 Russ Road, Lumberton, N.C. 28358.

Larry R. Odom

Larry Ray Odom, 48, of Cade Hill Avenue, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Great Marsh Baptist Church in St. Pauls by the Rev. Richard Hathaway. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Mr. Odom is survived by his wife, Judy Odom of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Larry R. Odom Jr. of the home, Joseph Odom of Louisville, Ky., and Bobby Odom and Buddy Odom, both of Tampa; three daughters, Tammy Odom, Thelma Odom and Linda Odom, all of Tampa; two brothers, Archie E. Odom of St. Pauls and Tommy Odom of Gastonia; five sisters, Margaret O. Caulder and Betty Caulder, both of St. Pauls, Jean Smith of Tar Heel, Jeanette Nance of Chadbourn and Diane Moore of Lumberton; and five grandchildren.

Ophelia B. Wilkerson

PIKEVILLE -- Ophelia Bass Wilkerson, 90, of Wilderness Drive, formerly of Robeson County, died Monday in Wayne County Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton by the Rev. Richard Brown. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by a son, Graddy Wilkerson of Fayetteville; two daughters, Barbara F. Brown of Pikeville and Keith W. Carter of Goldsboro; two brothers, Wilton Bass of Clarksville, Va., and Blease Bass of Kenersville; a sister, Bernice Jackson of Bladenboro; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will recieve friends Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Glenda C. Winfrey

SPRING LAKE -- Mrs. Glenda Carol Winfrey, 41, of 312 West Dove Ridge Lane died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Liberty Baptist Church by the Revs. C.P. Tarkington and Craig Conners. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Winfrey is survived by her husband, William C. Winfrey of Spring Lake; a daughter, Victoria B. Winfrey of Spring Lake; a son, William B. Winfrey of Spring Lake; and three sisters, Carolyn Lucas, Diane Yocca and Jean Smith, all of Spring Lake.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Adcock Funeral Home.

Lloyd L. Deal

LUMBERTON -- Lloyd Lee Deal, 68, of 841 Pleasant Hope Road died Saturday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mr. Deal was a retired painter. He attended Fair Point Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Fair Point Baptist Church by the Revs. Johnie Chavis and Tracy Locklear. Burial will be in Pleasant View Church cemetery in Fairmont.

Mr. Deal is survived by his wife, Helen I. Deal of the home; four sons, Johnifare Deal of Clinton, James L. Deal, Dewayne Deal and Jerry Lewis, all of Lumberton; two daughters, Letenia Hunt and Teressa Deal, both of Lumberton; a sister, Christine Freeman of Lumberton; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Funeral Services in Fairmont.

Mrs. Annie S. Leggett

DUBLIN -- Mrs. Annie Ree Sessoms Leggett, 81, of Dublin died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dublin First Baptist Church by the Rev. Warren Hill. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

Mrs. Leggett is survived by three daughters, Hattie L. Dove of Dublin, Patricia L. Cashwell of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Betty L. Fields of Henderson; a son, Robert Leggett of Bladenboro; two sisters, Sarah G. Pittman of Fayetteville and Rachel Singletary of Fairmont; and two brothers, Elwood Sessoms of Orlando, Fla., and L. Buck Sessoms of Lumberton.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Kinlaw Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Bladen County Office, P.O. Box 2452, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337, or to Masonic Eastern Star Homes, Chapter 211, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

Ms. Ida M. Ellerbe

ROCKINGHAM -- Ms. Ida Mae Ellerbe, 89, of 108 Ida Ellerbe Drive died Sunday in Palmer Henson Rest Home.

Arrangements will be announced by Nelson Funeral Service of Hamlet.

Walton Smole

Walton Smole, 28, of 416 Park Lane, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tucker & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

Mr. Smole is survived by his wife, Anita Smole of Fayetteville; a son, Shelton W. Smole of the home; his parents, John B. and Elaine M. Smole of Detroit; a brother, John B. Smole Jr. of Detroit; and two sisters, Lucelia Smole of Liberia, West Africa, and Trafina Smole of Detroit.

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

David L. Williams

ROSE HILL -- David L. Williams, 54, of 1951 Herring Road died Friday in Sampson Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Little Piney Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boykin. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Williams is survived by a daughter, Patrina Williams of Roseboro; a son, Brian L. Williams of Roseboro; two brothers, Jim Bridges Jr. of Magnolia and Lewis H. Bridges of Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Mary E. McLain of Rose Hill; and two grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Patrina Williams, 2419 Bass Lake Road, Roseboro.

Mrs. Ruth C. Black

SANFORD -- Mrs. Ruth Combs Black, 78, of 345 Seawell Rosser Road died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sanford Church of God by the Rev. Eugene Powers. Burial will be in Lee Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Black is survived by her husband, George W. Black of the home; a son, Billy F. Markham of Virginia; three daughters, Emma Gaster of Sanford, Betty Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janice Lamm of Swanns Station; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-granchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Ralph Smith

Retired Army Sgt. Major Ralph Smith, 68, of 1134 Landau Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Paye Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel.

William R. Roller

LAUREL HILL -- William Russell Roller, 77, of Springs Mill Road died Sunday in Scotland Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Laurel Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg. Arrangements are being handled by Butler Funeral Service.

Mr. Roller is survived by his wife, Bessie B. Roller of Hamlet; two sons, Randy Roller of Laurel Hill and David Roller of Laurinburg; a daughter, Hilda Reemes of Fayetteville; a sister, Doris Tyner of Laurel Hill; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 367, Laurel Hill, N.C. 28351.

Mrs. Fanny H. Smith

PEACHLAND -- Mrs. Fanny Hutchison Smith, 93, of Peachland died Sunday in Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Ga.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Peachland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Moore Funeral Home of Wadesboro.

Among Mrs. Smith’s survivors is a son, John W. Smith Jr. of Hope Mills.

Dwight B. Dickson

SOUTHERN PINES -- Retired Army Col. Dwight B. Dickson, 83, of 989 Knollwood Village, formerly of Sanford, died Friday in Manor Care Nursing Facility.

Mr. Dickson was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War. He was an Airborne and Special Forces Officer, and taught ROTC at Lee Senior High School for eight years.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sanford by the Rev. Douglas Hodson. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mr. Dickson is survived by his wife, Myra Dickson of the home; a son, Dwight B. Dickson Jr. of Leavenworth, Kan.; two daughters, Susan D. Brown of Fayetteville and Rebecca D. Godwin of Rocky Mount; a brother, Lon R. Dickson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sanford.

Mrs. Emma J. Starling

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Emma Lee Joyner Starling, 60, of Summerville, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brookvalley Chapel. Burial will be in Whispering Pines Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Parks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Starling is survived by her husband, Archie M. Starling of Summerville; three sisters, Marie Couch of Durham, N.C., Cora Brown of Reidsville, N.C., and Elsie Davis of Bailey, N.C.; and a brother, Wiley M. Joyner of Rocky Mount, N.C.

Lamar ‘Bo’ Heath Sr.

CLINTON -- Lamar “Bo” Heath Sr. of 180 Southwood Drive died Sunday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Hillcrest Cemetery by the Rev. Charles R. Jernigan. Arrangements are being handled by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Mr. Heath is survived by two daughters, Nell H. Caldwell of Clinton and Mildred B. “Millie” Gulinello of Boston; a son, Lamar “Buddy” Heath Jr. of Clinton; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1005 Bullard Court, Raleigh, N.C. 27615.

Mrs. Brenda M. Douglas

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Mrs. Brenda Ann Moore Douglas, 42, of Springfield, formerly of Maxton, N.C., died Monday in Massachusetts Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Baker’s Funeral Home of Maxton.

James C. Johnson

SHANNON -- James Charles Johnson, 69, of N.C. 71 died Sunday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.

Joel C. Holland

GODWIN -- Joel C. Holland, 92, of Route 1, Box 50, died Sunday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home.

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis

HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of 5046 Cameron Road died Monday in her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rosa W. McRae

QUEENS, N.Y. -- Mrs. Rosa Lee Wade McRae of Queens, formerly of Laurinburg, N.C., died Monday.

Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

D. Keith Smith

Dwain Keith Smith, 45, of 910 Chestnut St., Fayetteville, died Sunday in his home.

Mr. Smith worked for Mid-Atlantic Transloading and Logistics in Roseboro.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Old Bluff Church cemetery in Wade by the Rev. Steve Sinclair.

Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Barbara J. Sinclair of Fayetteville; four brothers, Wayne Smith and Mike Dunson, both of Fayetteville, Steve Sinclair of Raeford and David Smith of Pennsylvania; and four sisters, Sharon Matthews and Ilene McLemore, both of Fayetteville, Emily Woods of Raeford and Barbara Benge of Screven, Ga.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home.

Ms. Betty J. Gunther

Ms. Betty Jean Gunther, 37, of 1225 Elliott Circle, Fayetteville, died Nov. 10 in her home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Miracle Revival Center by Bishop Dan McMillian. Arrangements are being handled by Wiseman Mortuary.

Ms. Gunther is survived by a son, Colin M. Gunther of Fayetteville; a daughter, Colette S. Gunther of Fayetteville; two sisters, Ernestine Gunther and Rosa L. Gunther, both of Fayetteville; two adopted sisters, Gwendolyn Fisher and Wanda F. Fisher, both of Fayetteville; a brother, Edward J. Gunther of Goldsboro; and three adopted brothers, Robert Fisher, Nepoleon Fisher and Dwayne Fisher, all of Fayetteville.

Noah A. Todd

DELWAY -- Noah Allen Todd, 75, of Delway died Monday.

Mr. Todd was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. He worked for Ezzell Enterprize & Trucking Co. for 41 years.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Baptist Church in Rose Hill by the Revs. Kevin Purcell, Michael Shook and Allen Overton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Todd is survived by his wife, Louise A. Todd; three sons, James Todd of Todd, Jerry Todd of Delway and Billy Todd of Clinton; three sisters, Helen T. Mullen of West Jefferson, Louise T. Murkley of Miami and Wanda T. Kenan of Sneads Ferry; a half brother, Roy Todd of Tampa, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Royal-Hall Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church memorial fund, 41 Delway Highway, Rose Hill, N.C. 28458.

Dennis E. Blue

HOFFMAN -- Dennis Earl Blue, 29, of 229 Hailey Ames St. died Sunday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Macedonia Baptist Church by the Rev. Mingo McRae. Burial will be in the Blue family cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.

Mr. Blue is survived by his parents, Cleora and Floyd Blue of Hoffman; four sisters, Mary Knight, Olivia Blue and Eleisa “Lisa” Blue, all of Hoffman, and Fora Stroman of Southern Pines; and five brothers, David Blue of Southern Pines and Marshall Blue, Roy Blue, Willie Blue and Ricky Blue, all of Hoffman.

Ms. Geraldine C. Malpass

BAYTOWN, Texas -- Ms. Geraldine C. Malpass, 92, of Baytown, formerly of Whiteville, N.C., died Friday.

Ms. Malpass was a member of First Baptist Church of Whiteville.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Lee Webb. Arrangements are being handled by McKenzie Mortuary.

Ms. Malpass is survived by a sister, Leona Eure of Whiteville.

Mrs. Mozelle S. Hayes

CLINTON -- Mrs. Mozelle S. Hayes, 78, of Mary Gran Nursing Center, formerly of Spivey’s Corner, died Sunday in Mary Gran Nursing Center.

Mrs. Hayes was a member of Dunn Advent Christian Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dunn Advent Christian Church in Dunn by the Revs. Michael Whitley and Jessie Fulcher. Burial will be in Robert’s Grove Church cemetery.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by a son, James L. Hayes of Spivey’s Corner; a brother, Euland Sinclair of Clinton; a half brother, Harold D. Sinclair of Four Oaks; five half sisters, Lillie M. Tart and Linda F. Bullock, both of Fayettville, Helen Hairr and Rachel Bullock, both of Clinton, and Clara West of Dunn; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at West & Dunn Funeral Home in Newton Grove.

Robert G. Cimaglia

Robert Graham Cimaglia, 39, of 896 Old Buie Road, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Cimaglia was a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church. He was a screen print manager at M.J. Soffee Co. for 15 years.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Campground United Methodist Church by Dr. J. Ernest Johnson and the Rev. Bob Snyder. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Cimaglia is survived by a son, Anthony R. Cimaglia of Fayetteville; his parents, Anthony M. and Ann G. Cimaglia of Fayetteville; ; a sister, Ashley A. Cimaglia of Fayetteville; Carol Thompson and a son, Billy R. Register.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the heart center at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, or to Campground United Methodist Church, 4625 Campground Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304.

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