Miscellaneous Cumberland County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obits reported Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Mrs. Ruby S. Caddell

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mrs. Ruby Stancil Caddell, 72, of Kings Road North, formerly of Hoffman, N.C., died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Central Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg Black. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Caddell family cemetery in Hoffman. Arrangements are being handled by McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caddell is survived by a son, L.D. Caddell of Carthage, N.C.; two daughters, Cathy Brown of Fayetteville, N.C., and Gerri Caddell of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren.

Lonnie Benjamin

CHADBOURN -- Lonnie Benjamin, 75, of 2767 Joe Brown Highway died Friday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Chadbourn Middle School Gymnasium by Elder Don E. Huffman. Burial will be in Belvue Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Mr. Benjamin is survived by his wife, Sarah Benjamin; four sons, John Benjamin and Ronald Benjamin, both of Newtonville, N.J., Dallas Benjamin of Landisville, N.J., and Elder Percell Benjamin of Chadbourn; five daughters, Betty McDowell and Marthella Benjamin, both of Chadbourn, Ladonna K. Watson of Newtonville, Leanna Thompson of Fairmont and Arlene Jeralds of Williamstown, N.J.; two sisters, Memory Brown of Chadbourn and Ellen Johnson of Philadelphia; and 28 grandchildren.

Ms. Edra M. McCall

CERRO GORDO -- Ms. Edra Mae McCall, 71, of 9856 Andrew Jackson Highway died Friday in Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in True Way Pentecostal Church of Christ in Elizabethtown by the Rev. Tim Moore. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Lisbon. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Ms. McCall is survived by two sisters, Esther McCall of New York and Helen McDowell of Elizabethtown.

Earl W. Hazel

HALLSBORO -- Earl Wade Hazel, 58, of 582 Mill Quarter Road died Sunday in Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington.

Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

James A. Stevenson

WHITEVILLE -- Bishop James A. Stevenson, 82, of 430 W. Columbus St. died Sunday in Columbus County Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home.

Miss Olivia Moore

CHADBOURN -- Miss Olivia Moore, 10, of 2415 Midway Drive died Sunday in her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Mrs. Chloe L. Spainhour

SANFORD -- Mrs. Chloe L. Spainhour, 64, of Sanford died Saturday in Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Northwood Cemetery in Southport.

Mrs. Spainhour is survived by a son, Walter E. Spainhour of Cameron; a brother, Winfred Lynch of Sanford; two sisters, Azalea Womack of Sanford and Sarah Womack of Lillington; and four grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Mary M. Black

CARTHAGE -- Mrs. Mary Margie Black, 74, of Pinelake Healthcare died Monday.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Culdee Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Chris Bobo. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Black is survived by a daughter, Jennifer B. Williams of Cameron; a son, James A. Black of West End; two brothers, Frankie Margie and Leonard Margie, both of Las Vegas; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Fry-Prickett Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Jennifer Williams, 1180 U.S. 1 South, Cameron.

Willie C. Gilbert

ERWIN -- Willie Carson Gilbert, 88, of 106 Jackson Boulevard died Sunday in Good Hope Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Miss Ginny M. Chavis

HINESVILLE, Ga. -- Miss Ginny Marie Chavis, 13, of Hinesville died Thursday.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in Cape Fear Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., by the Rev. Bobby D. Locklear. Burial will be in McMillian Presbyterian Church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Ginny is survived by her mother, Violet P. Chavis, formerly of Fayetteville; her father, Thomas Chavis, formerly of Eastover, N.C.; four brothers, Mark Chavis and Timothy Chavis, both of Lumberton, N.C., and Anthony Chavis and Deric T. Chavis, formerly of Eastover; her maternal grandparents, Billy McLaurin, formerly of Eastover and Lula P. McLaurin, formerly of Wade; her paternal grandmother, Anna Singleton of Fayetteville; her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Miller of Fayetteville; and her paternal great-grandmother, Marie S. Locklear of Eastover.

Mrs. Mary B. Pace

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Mrs. Mary Lane Brewer Pace, 91, of North Palm Beach, formerly of Red Springs, N.C., died Sunday.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alloway Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Red Springs Funeral Home of Red Springs.

Mrs. Pace is survived by two sons, Emmett H. Pace Jr. of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Robert B. Pace of Florence, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Project Hope Foundation, 235 Spring Lake Loop, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681.

Champion Grice

FAIRMONT -- Champion Grice, 86, of 1638 Atkinson Road died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church by the Rev. Wendell Thompson. Burial will be in the Stackhouse family cemetery.

Mr. Grice is survived by his wife, Vina M. Grice of the home; two daughters, Gwendolyn Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Marsha Moore of Greenville; seven sons, Bruce Watson of Portsmouth, Va., Bonell Watson of Framingham, Mass., Daniel J. Watson of Dorchester, Mass., Elton Watson and Samuel Watson, both of Manassas, Va., Lenard Watson of Fairmont and Clarence Watson of Atlantic City, N.J.; a brother, James Avent of Marion, S.C.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Community Funeral Home.

Mrs. Margaretta L. Brown

Margaretta L. Brown, 69, of 331 Vineland Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Elsie W. Benton

Mrs. Elsie Ward Benton, 69, of Fayetteville died Saturday.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Columbus Memorial Park in Whiteville.

Mrs. Benton is survived by a daughter, Donna Benson of Lake Waccamaw; a brother, Randy Ward of Bolton; a sister, Thelma W. Black of Stephens City, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Peacock’s Chapel in the Pines in Whiteville.

Edwin J. Humphrey

SHANNON -- Edwin Jarold Humphrey, 86, of Shannon Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Mr. Humphrey was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was director of the N.C. Grange Mutual Insurance Co. and was a member of Godwin Heights Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Floyd Mortuary & Crematory chapel in Lumberton by the Revs. Lynn Bullock and Ronald Loftis. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.

Mr. Humphrey is survived by two sons, Worth Humphrey of Lumberton and Carlyle Humphrey of Mocksville; a daughter, Margie H. Spivey of Lumberton; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Margie Spivey, 3775 Kings Crossroads, Lumberton.

Mrs. Mildred B. Stanton

LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Mildred Barnes Stanton, 87, of W. 20th Street died Monday in Carrolton of Lumberton nursing home.

Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Mrs. Bertha P. Fennell

HARRELLS -- Mrs. Bertha Pridgen Fennell, 68, of 3700 Delway Highway died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Keathern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Harvey Robinson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Clinton. Arrangements are being handled by Carter Funeral Home of Garland.

Mrs. Fennell is survived by her husband, Jeremiah Fennell; a daughter, Keisha Fennell of the home; three sisters, Isabel Murphy of Rosedale, N.Y., Doris Boykin of Fayetteville and Callie Hayes of Jersey City, N.J.; two brothers, Earl Pridgen of Rose Hill and Owen Pridgen of Bronx, N.Y.; and one granddaughter.

Mrs. Janice W. Rich

GARLAND -- Mrs. Janice Wallace Rich, 88, of 323 Rich Road died Sunday in Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Garland Baptist Church by the Revs. R.M. Brown and Wayne Caviness. Burial will be in Garland Cemetery.

Mrs. Rich is survived by two sons, Hugh Rich of Garland and Edwin Rich of Durham; three sisters, Adelaide Squires, Mattie Harrells and Mary Simpson, all of Atkinson; a brother, Tommy Wallace of Atkinson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Miss Erica Townsend

ORRUM -- Mrs. Erica Townsend, 19, of 4908 Atkinson Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Arrangements will be announced by Hill Funeral Home of Fairmont.

Mrs. Frances P. Mintz

Mrs. Frances Pelt Mintz, 72, of Fayetteville died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Stahle H. Leonard. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Mintz is survived by her husband, Maxie R. Mintz of the home; two daughters, Maxine M. McGuire of Fayetteville and Bridget M. Testa of Houston; a sister, Elizabeth P. Hall of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cape Fear Valley Hospice, or to Friends of Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center.

Mrs. Essie G. Cato

CERRO GORDO -- Mrs. Essie G. Cato, 73, of 1268 Cherry Grove Road died Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronald Alford. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Memorial Garden.

Mrs. Cato is survived by two sons, George L. Cato Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., and Arturo G. Cato of Atlanta; three sisters, Easter Mahoney of Chadbourn, Ethel Johnson of Mullins, S.C., and Lola G. Francis of Philadelphia; and a brother, J.E. Gerald of Philadelphia.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home in Whiteville. The public will be received Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Frank Threatt Jr.

Frank Threatt Jr., 80, of 107 Lamb St., Fayetteville, died Monday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

He retired after 33 years from Gulf Oil Corp., and was a member of Haymount United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lafayette Memorial Park by the Rev. Carl H. King.

Mr. Threatt is survived by his wife, Estella G. Threatt of Fayetteville; a daughter, Nancy A. May of Fayetteville; a son, James F. Threatt III of Fayetteville; a stepson, Rusty Callahan of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Virginia Jeffries of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Haymount United Methodist Church, 1700 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303.

Gerald J. Johnson

ERWIN -- Gerald J. Johnson, 75, of Erwin died Monday in his home.

He retired from Kelly-Springfield as a machine craftsman and was an Army veteran of World War II.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Skinner Funeral Home chapel in Dunn by the Rev. Michael Simmons. Burial will be in Buies Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Frances Johnson; a son, David Johnson of the home; two daughters, Anna M. Luther of Liberty and Gail Godwin of Dunn; a brother, Thomas Johnson of Four Oaks; a sister, Stella Caldwell of Erwin; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, N.C. Division, 115 Boylan Ave., Suite 22, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

Mrs. Betty S. Rice

SANFORD -- Mrs. Betty Smith Rice, 74, of 6125 Pebble Beach Road died Sunday in Central Carolina Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Marshall Williams

PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Marshall Williams of Plainfield, formerly of Maxton, N.C., died Monday.

Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

Mrs. Emma B. McLaurin

LAURINBURG -- Mrs. Emma Bell McLaurin of Laurinburg died Monday.

Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home.

Harold Woods

PEMBROKE -- Harold Woods, 52, of Philadelphia Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Arrangements will be announced by Thompson’s Funeral Home.

Harvey T. Hinson

FALCON -- Harvey Thomas Hinson, 94, of Golden Years Nursing Home, formerly of Dunn, died Monday.

Mr. Hinson was a Sampson County Commissioner for more than 16 years and was a federal magistrate. He was the operator of H.T. Hinson Store in Dunn for more than 48 years. He was involved in the development of Plain View Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Mr. Hinson was a member of Mingo Masonic Lodge 206 and the Woodmen of the World, and was the eldest member of Lee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church by the Revs. Phillip Boykin, Henry Armstrong and Danny Powell. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Williford Cemetery.

Mr. Hinson is survived by three sons, Gene Hinson and David Hinson, both of Raleigh, and Jimmy Hinson of Dunn; a daughter, Margorie H. Tart of Dunn; a sister, Bertha H. Godwin of Falcon; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Skinner Funeral Home in Dunn.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Galloway Stephens Jr.

BLADENBORO -- Galloway Stephens Jr., 61, of 883 Webb Faulk Road died Friday.

Mr. Stephens was a member of Bryant Swamp Baptist Church and was a manager for Canady’s Exterminating Service for several years.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. E.B. Everette. Burial will be in the Faulk family cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Maultsby & Sons Funeral Home of Lumberton.

Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Betsy S. Stephens; a son, Barry C. Stephens of Atlanta; two daughters, Sabrinia G. Stephens and Avery S. LeGras; his mother, Annie B. Stephens of Bladenboro; a brother, Edward V. Stephens of Fort Washington, Md.; seven sisters, Vivian Davis, Barbara S. Singletary, Ella M. Gamble, Deloris L. Stephens, Shirley R. Nesmith, Annie P. Wilson and Donna S. Wilson; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Leroy M. Ellis

LUMBERTON -- Leroy Moses Ellis, 53, of 2600 Rogers St. died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

He was a member of Chrysolite AME Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Chrysolite AME Church by the Rev. Eugene Shaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Maultsby & Sons Funeral.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Vera M. Ellis; three sons, Tracy Ellis of the home, and Terrance Davis and Travis Davis, both of Fayetteville; two daughters, Angela Spivey and Audrey Davis, both of Lumberton; his mother, Leola H. Talbert of Michigan; a brother, James Ellis of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Shirley Hall of Albion, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Chrysolite AME Church building fund.

Winfred L. Messer

COATS -- Winfred Levern Messer, 69, of 1962 N.C. 55 East died Monday in Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of World War II.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Ronnie Byrd. Burial will be in Coats City Cemetery.

Mr. Messer is survived by two sons, Larry Messer and Ricky Messer, both of Coats; two brothers, Buddy Messer and Billy Messer, both of Coats; four sisters, Louise Rassman, Hilda Tyndall and Lois Ennis, all of Raleigh, and Goldie Powell of Fuquay-Varina; and three grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Inez M. Jackson

SANFORD -- Mrs. Inez Mansfield Jackson, 72, of 1525 Firetower Road died Sunday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Buffalo Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Marion Currie and William Pauley. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, Malcolm Jackson; two daughters, Patricia J. Kelly and Debra J. Thomas, both of Sanford; two sisters, Hazel Wicker and Mary S. Thomas, both of Sanford; a brother, Ervin Mansfield of Sanford; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 1333 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C. 27330, or to FirstHealth Hospice of Lee County, P.O. Box 1181, Sanford, N.C. 27331.

Mrs. Linda F. Goodrich

SALEMBURG -- Mrs. Linda Faye Fann Goodrich, 52, of 8615 High House Road died Monday in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

She was a seamstress and a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Roseboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Freedom Baptist Church by the Revs. Osborne Wade and Fred Baker. Burial will be in the Matthews family cemetery.

Mrs. Goodrich is survived by her husband, Woody Goodrich of the home; a daughter, Belinda G. Register of Roseboro; a son, Alton Goodrich of Salemburg; two brothers, Ostel Fann of Roseboro and Tony Fann of Benson; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton and at other times at the home.

James C. Mumford

Retired Army Master Sgt. James Cornelius Mumford, 79, of 239 Croydon Ave., Fayetteville, died Monday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Mumford was a Mason, a member of Phoenix Lodge 8, Cumberland County Shrine Club, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Association.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills. Burial with Masonic rites and full military honors will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Mr. Mumford is survived by his wife, Ruth Mumford; a daughter, Sylvia Mumford of Fayetteville; and a sister, Florence Cagnia of Fayetteville.

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

Jesse G. Ford

AUTRYVILLE -- Jesse Garfield Ford, 73, of 1280 Autry Mill Road died Sunday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn.

He was a truck driver.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro by the Rev. Elwyn Ford. Burial will be in George Horne Cemetery.

Mr. Ford is survived by two daughters, Faye Bullard of Autryville and Alice Beard of Raleigh; three sons, James Ford of Hawthorne, Fla., Terry Ford of Godwin and Gary Ford of Leland; a sister, Irene Farmer of Autryville; three brothers, Richard Ford of Baltimore, and Daniel Ford and Easton Ford, both of Autryville; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

William Bryant

The Rev. William Bryant, 75, of Route 1, Box 176-D1, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Miss Ahyanna McCallum

Miss Ahyanna McCallum, infant, of 649 Ginger Circle, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Mrs. Shirley Murphy

Mrs. Shirley Murphy, 60, of Fayetteville died Monday in Walter Reid Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Mrs. Iriona R. Bowens

Mrs. Iriona R. Bowens, 69, of 899 Chesterfield Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Second Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. I.E. Swann. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.

Mrs. Bowens is survived by her husband, Kay C. Bowens of the home; a son, Rudolph E. Bowens of Fayetteville; two sisters, Barbara McKinley of Dillon, S.C., and Carolyn Mullins of Mullins, S.C.; a brother, Cecil Hayes of Lake View, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Lillian G. Bracey

FALCON -- Mrs. Lillian Godwin Bracey, 83, of Golden Years Nursing Home died Sunday.

She was a retired clerk for Belk-Taylor in Williamston.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Spring Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim E. McQueen. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bracey is survived by two sons, Freddie C. Jones of Reidsville and James E. Jones of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, Leamon Godwin of Dunn; two sisters, Myrtle Edwards of Havelock and Earlene Kelley of Walhalla, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Skinner Funeral Home in Dunn.

Charles A. Creech

SPRING LAKE -- Charles Albert Creech, 61, of 8004 Finley St. died Monday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Rose & Graham Funeral Home of Benson.

Miss Jessica Skurtu

LUMBERTON -- Miss Jessica Skurtu, 7, of Route 6 died Monday.

Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Cordell Pinesett

SPRING LAKE -- Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Cordell Pinesett, 50, of 1117 Riverside Circle died Wednesday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg by the Rev. John Peek. Burial will be at noon Thursday in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Pinesett is survived by his wife, Annie Pinesett of Spring Lake; a daughter, April Pinesett of Madison, Fla.; four stepsons, Carl Brown, Cliff Brown and Travis Brown, all of Augusta, Ga., and Arthur Brown of Steubenville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The public will be received today from 3 to 6 p.m. at H.M. Colvin Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Mrs. Cynthia G. Peden

LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Cynthia Grace Peden, 89, of 1150 Pine Run Drive died Sunday in Woodhaven Nursing Home.

She was a retired textile worker.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in McNeill Funeral Home chapel in St. Pauls by the Rev. Henry Foster. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Peden is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

John H. Craft

PINEHURST -- John H. Craft, 83, of Pinehurst died Sunday in his home.

Mr. Craft was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired as an engineer from Xerox Corp. after 18 years. He was a member of Village Chapel.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mr. Craft is survived by a son, David S. “Wally” Craft of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a daughter, Susan C. Jones of Newton, Mass.; a brother, Milfred Craft of Livonia, N.Y.; a sister, Jessamine C. Middleton of Rochester, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Research Center, 2200 W. Main St., Suite A-230, Durham, N.C. 27705.

Leonard Jones-Carter

Leonard “Smoky” Jones-Carter, 41, of 7321 Reedy Creek Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Paye Funeral Home.

Paul Kelly

SPRING LAKE -- Paul Kelly, 84, of Butler Memorial Rest Home died Sunday in Vencor Hospitals in Greensboro.

Arrangements will be announced by Spring Lake Community Mortuary.

LaSalle B. Thomas

ROCKINGHAM -- LaSalle Benjamin Thomas of 617 Rockingham Road, formerly of Laurinburg, died Friday in Richmond Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Mt. Pisgah AME Zion Church by the Rev. Michael Massey. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Service.

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