Miscellaneous Cumberland County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obits reported Friday, July 17, 1998

Paul F. Derby

Paul Fredrick Derby, 69, of Fayetteville, died Thursday in Highland House of Fayetteville.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Rogers & Breece Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. T.J. Fulk.

Mr. Derby is survived by a daughter, Marianne Modesto of Fayetteville; a brother, David P. Derby of Mooresville; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Eva L. Royston

BALTIMORE -- Mrs. Eva Langley Royston, 79, of Baltimore, formerly of Laurel Hill, N.C., died Tuesday.

Mrs. Royston was a retired textile worker.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Friendship Holiness Church in Laurel Hill by the Revs. Belton Taylor Jr. and John Cartrette. Burial will be in King Cemetery in Laurel Hill.

Mrs. Royston is survived by her husband, Bill Royston of the home; a brother, Donald Langley of Laurel Hill; and a sister, Mary DiTommasso of Baltimore.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at McDougald Funeral Home in Laurel Hill.

Miss Paige Goins

PEMBROKE -- Miss Paige Goins, infant daughter of Dwayne and Tina Goins of Pembroke, died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Deese-Lowery Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Thompson’s Funeral Home.

In addition to her parents, Paige is survived by two brothers, Christian D. Goins and Cameron D. Goins, both of the home; her paternal grandparents, Annie V. Goins of Pembroke and Mr. & Mrs. Greg Goins of Pembroke; her maternal grandparents, James C. & Millie Jacobs of Pembroke; and her maternal great-grandfather, Evert Hammonds of Pembroke.

Mrs. Ada Faison

FAISON -- Mrs. Ada Faison, 99, of 129 Juniper Road died Wednesday in Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Mrs. Janie B. Johnson

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Mrs. Janie B. Johnson, 55, of 6804 Johnston Town Road died Wednesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Arrangements will be announced by Butler & Son Funeral Home of Roseboro.

John P. Marks Sr.

DUDLEY -- John P. Marks Sr., 79, of 196 Brewington Road died Wednesday in Britthaven Nursing Home in Goldsboro.

Mr. Marks retired from Scott’s Bar-B-Q of Goldsboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m Sunday in First Congregational Church of Christ by the Rev. Harold E. Daniel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Mr. Marks is survived by his wife, Mae B. Marks of the home; a daughter, LaRue M. Moore of Greensboro; a son, John P. Marks Jr. of Greensboro; a stepdaughter, Delores Knight of Goldsboro; a sister, Theresa Dumas of Atlantic City, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dudley Community Youth Organization, P.O. Box 680, Dudley, N.C. 28333.

Mrs. Dorothy Cummings

LILLINGTON -- Mrs. Dorothy Kelly “Dot” Cummings, 68, of Lillington died Thursday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mrs. Cummings was a licensed practical nurse.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Raven Rock Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Jerry Vuncannon and Dawes Graybeal. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Cummings is survived by her husband, J.C. “Jake” Cummings of the home; two daughters, Diane Knight and Donna Taylor, both of Lillington; four sisters, Christine Drokin and Aline Rogers, both of Sanford, Gertie Hockaday of Tennessee and Elsie Patterson of Mamers; a brother, Sion “Buck” Kelly of Raleigh; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at O’Quinn Peebles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Harnett County Fuel Fund for the Elderly, Attention Pat Cameron, 311 Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, N.C. 27546.

Mrs. Mary O. Williams

Mrs. Mary E. Owen Williams, 76, of 2743 Legion Road, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Carrolton of Fayetteville.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Faymont Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Faymont Baptist Church by the Revs. Sherrill Boykin and Franklin Hunt. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two daughters, Betty E. Freeman of Fayetteville and Barbara Veccione of Hope Mills; two sisters, Mae Kearney and Virginia Hobbgood, both of Keysville, Va.; a brother, J.D. Owen of Newport News, Va.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. H. Jodine L. Sellers

Mrs. H. Jodine L. Sellers of 1524 Greenoch Ave., Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Sellers worked for Black and Decker for 27 years before retiring.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in LaFayette Memorial Park by the Rev. T.J. Fulk. Arrangements are being handled by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sellers is survived by two sons, Irwin P. Sellers of Fayetteville and Howard L. Sellers of Castle Hayne; two daughters, Rita M. Sellers of Fayetteville and Cheryl J. Farnsworth of Raeford; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John V. Lee

ANGIER -- John Vernon Lee, 69, of 2577 Stephenson Road died Wednesday in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.

Mr. Lee worked for McLamb Brothers Hog Market in Benson.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson by the Rev. Hubert Morgan. Burial will be in Banner Chapel Church cemetery.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Gwen T. Lee; a daughter, Cindy Honeycutt of Angier; a son Randy Pope of Angier; three brothers, Aaron B. Lee and Herman Lee, both of Benson, and Shelton R. Lee of Garner; a sister, Vestal Jernigan of Benson; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home, and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Louise Barrentine

DOBBINS HEIGHTS -- Mrs. Louise Barrentine, 88, of 184 Earl Franklin Road died Monday in Hamlet Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter United Methodist Church by the Rev. Larry Robinson. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by John Charles McNeill Funerals of Rockingham.

Mrs. Barrentine is survived by several nieces.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Craven Ballard

LUMBERTON -- Craven Ballard, 96, of Hestertown Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ballard was a truck driver for Pait Transfer Company in Bladenboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Central Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Brooklyn Cemetery in Bladenboro.

Mr. Ballard is survived by his wife, Bernice G. Ballard of the home; a son Morris Ballard of Virginia; two daughters, Alicia Ballard and Elizabeth Ballard, both of New York; three stepdaughters, Virginia Lennon and Beristeen Gillespie, both of Philadelphia, and Yvonne Gillespie of Lumberton; four stepsons, Jerry Gillespie of Philadelphia, and Clifton A. Gillespie, Danny Gillespie and Bobby Gillespie, all of Lumberton; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home and at other times in the home.

Lester W. Floyd

LUMBERTON -- Lester William Floyd, 82, of Vance Drive died Thursday in Winston-Salem.

Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Mrs. Zola T. Horton

SEVEN LAKES -- Mrs. Zola Talbot Horton, 96, of Seven Lakes died Thursday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A memorial service will be held Sunday in West End Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dudley Crawford. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mrs. Horton is survived by a daughter, Betty Seaman of Seven Lakes; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Susanne M. Fux

Mrs. Susanne Marie Fux, 71, of 4410 Atlantic Ave., Fayetteville, died Tuesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Reeves Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills by the Rev. Ben West. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Fux is survived by a daughter, Jane Shockley of Cameron; a son, John Fux of Fayetteville; and a grandson.

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

Robert Holder

Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Holder, 64, of 819 Muskegon Drive, Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg.

Mr. Holder was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was also a retired civil service employee.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Eureka Baptist Church by the Revs. Dwight Easler and Leon Keefe. Burial with military honors will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mr. Holder is survived by his wife, Rhea R. Holder of the home; a daughter, Gaynelle A. Swank of York, S.C.; three sons, Dale E. Holder of Newport and Dennis D. Holder and Gary R. Holder, both of Fayetteville; four sisters, Thelma Batten of Sanford, Hazel Johnson of Wendell, Margie Herring of Raleigh and Sue Jenks of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Hubert Holder of Louisville, Ky., Fred Holder of Elizabethtown and James Holder of Coats; and five grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Newport Developmental Center, P.O. Box 171, Newport, N.C. 28570.

Mrs. Era L. Bullard

Mrs. Era Lake Bullard, 75, of 2505 Cumberland Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Highland House Nursing Home.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Faymont Baptist Church by the Rev. Sherrill Boykin. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park West.

Mrs. Bullard is survived by a daughter, Evelyn McAfee of Cleburne, Texas; three sisters, Frances McGill of Smithfield, Myrtle Coons of Hope Mills and Mary Ellen Bass of Fairmont, S.C.; two brothers, Bruce Bass of Charlotte and Horace Bass of Lake View, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills.

Mark A. Pittman

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Mark Anthony “Boogie” Pittman of Jersey City, formerly of Chadbourn, N.C., died Tuesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in True Way Pentecostal Church of Christ in Whiteville, N.C. by Bishop L.E. Best. Burial will be in Belvue Cemetery in Chadbourn. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Mr. Pittman is survived by his mother, Rosanna Pittman; and a sister, Sheila J. Harris.

Mrs. Martha J. Robb

PEMBROKE -- Mrs. Martha Jane Robb, 77, of 2684 Whistling Rufus Road died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Arrangements will be announced by Locklear and Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pauline S. Peacock

NEWTON GROVE -- Mrs. Pauline S. Peacock, 85, of 333 N. Church St. died Monday in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in White Oak Disciples Church of Christ by Bishop Charles Williams. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home of Clinton.

Mrs. Peacock is survived by five daughters, Geneva Peacock and Shirley Peacock, both of Newton Grove, Barbara Robinson of Fayetteville, Phyllis Peacock of New Haven, Conn., and Linda Matthis of Elizabeth, N.J.; two sons, Robert Peacock of Newton Grove and Connie Peacock of Eilzabeth; two sisters, Ovivian Williams of Four Oaks and Isabella Cole of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Neal A. Pulley

SANFORD -- Neal Alex Pulley, 57, of Sanford died Tuesday in Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in McQueens Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. J.L. Wright. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Watson Mortuary.

Mr. Pulley is survived by a son, Tony A. Gilchrist of Sanford; his mother and stepfather, Iona P. and William Gaines of Sanford; four sisters, Peggy Brinkley and Lola A. Wilson, both of Sanford, Frances Pulley of New York and Sandra K. Greene of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, Johnnie L. Pulley and Robert H. Pulley of Sanford; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Peggy Brinkley, 1913 Carrcreek Drive, Sanford.

Mrs. Peggy H. Harder

SPRING LAKE -- Mrs. Peggy Lavon Haines Harder, 53, of 2723 Collingwood Drive died Monday in Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg.

Mrs. Harder was a former science teacher at Stedman Junior High School.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery by Kenneth R. Jolly. Arrangements are being handled by Adcock Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harder is survived by her husband, Fred Harder of the home; two sons, Christopher J. Mayle and Matthew L. Mayle, both of Spring Lake.

Robert E. Talbert

ROBBINS -- Robert Edgar Talbert, 61, of 419 Gurney West Road died Thursday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mr. Talbert was a member of Elise Lodge No. 555 AF & AM. He worked for Standard Mineral Company.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brown’s Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. Gary Waisner. Burial with Masonic rites will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Talbert is survived by his wife, Peggy P. Talbert; a son, Raymon Talbert of the home; two daughters, Roxanne T. Britt of Portland, Ore., and Kay T. Ryan of Robbins; a sister, Edith T. Sheffield of Bennettsville, S.C.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Annie L. Cox

NEWTON GROVE -- Mrs. Annie Lee Cox, 88, of 449 Bells Branch Road died Wednesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Newton Grove United Methodist Church by the Revs. David J. Harriss and Tom Hoogerland. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Best of Pikeville, Faye Cox and Carol Stewart, both of Raleigh, and Gail Harris of Laurinburg; five sisters, Louise Britt and Ruth Outlaw, both of Smithfield, Martha Johnson and Clara Weaver, both of Four Oaks, and Peggy Dunlap of Falls Church, Va.; four brothers, David Denning of Macon, Ga., John Denning of Boynton Beach, Fla., Robert Denning of Warrenton, Va., and Kenneth Denning of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Lanford Clark

MAXTON -- Lanford Clark, 23, of 179 McGirts Road died Wednesday in his home.

The funeral wil be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Wilson Chapel Presbyterian Church by the Rev. David Patterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Lanford is survived by a brother, Fred Clark of Lumberton; a sister, Malinda Clark of the home; his maternal grandfather, John B. Davis Sr. of Maxton; and his paternal grandfather, Fred Clark Sr. of New York; and his paternal grandmother, Mary B. Clark of Red Springs.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Jackson’s Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

Vance K. Bishop

PARKTON -- Vance Kelly Bishop, 53, of 203 N. Fayetteville St. died Thursday in his home.

Arrangements will be announced by McNeill Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

Mrs. Jean L. Montooth

Mrs. Jean Leamon Montooth, 75, of 1918 Catawba St., Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fayetteville Community Church by the Rev. Ken Pritchard. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Montooth is survived by her husband, Monty Montooth of the home; three sisters, Ruth Leamon of Kingsport, Tenn., Artie Howard of Laurel, Md., and Gladys Tribeck of Eastern Shore, Md.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Wade B. Durham

CAMERON -- Wade B. Durham, 72, of 114 Colleys Lane died Thursday in his home.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by the Rev. Norman Day. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

Mr. Durham is survived by his wife, Vera B. Durham of the home; three daughters, Charlotte K. Williamson of Fayetteville, Judy B. Adams of Sanford and Paula D. Ullmann of Cary; a brother, Junior Durham of Fuquay-Varina; a sister, Olive Allan of Raleigh; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Juan F. Ovalle

Juan Feaster Ovalle, 41, of 6025 Santa Fe Drive, Fayetteville, died Tuesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Highland Funeral Service & Crematory. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park West.

Mr. Ovalle is survived by his father, Julian Ovalle of Fayetteville; four brothers, Robert Ovalle, Michael Ovalle and Donnie Ovalle, all of Fayetteville, and Raymond Ovalle of Tacoma, Wash.; and a sister, Amy Riley of Fayetteville.

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

Mrs. Mary C. Ellerbe

RAEFORD -- Mrs. Mary C. Ellerbe, 94, 1590 McBryde Lake Road died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Arrangements will be announced by Buie Funeral Home.

Russell S. Bennett

RAEFORD -- Russell Stiles Bennett, infant son of Helen M. Blue of Raeford and Bobby Bennett of Fayetteville, died Wednesday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

A graveside sevice will be conducted at noon Saturday in Rockfish Road Church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Buie Funeral Home.

In addition to his parents, Russell is survived by a sister, Amber Freeman of Raeford; his maternal grandparents, James and Mary Blue of Raeford; his paternal grandmother, Reva Richardson of Winston-Salem; his paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Shaw of Raeford; and his maternal great-grandfather, the Rev. James Fairley of Raeford.

Mrs. Grace E. Williams

ST. PAULS -- Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Williams, 86, of 301 LaFayette St. died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Mrs. Williams was a retired textile worker.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in McNeill Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a son, Jack D. Williams of St. Pauls; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Miss Juanya M. Chavarria

Miss Juanya Tatiana Michelle Chavarria, infant daughter of Juan and Angela Chavarria of 1617 Roxie Ave., Fayetteville, died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Rockfish Memorial Park by Chaplain Deltufo. Arrangements are being handled by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home.

In addition to her parents, Juanya is survived by her paternal grandparents, Oscar and Hermelinda Chavarria; and her maternal grandmother, Margaret Williams.

Micah W. Loomis

SEVEN LAKES -- Micah Willis Loomis, 18, of Seven Lakes died Wednesday.

Micah attended Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., and was a member of the Orlando Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Southern Pines by Bishop James W. Epps. Burial will be in Taylor Memorial Baptist Church cemetery in Aberdeen.

Micah is survived by his father, Vader M. Loomis Jr. of Orlando; his mother, Patricia S. Loomis of Seven Lakes; four brothers, Vader M. Loomis III, Martin W. Loomis and Seth I. Loomis, all of Orlando, and Matthew D. Loomis of Seven Lakes; three sisters, Kannie R. Loomis of Orlando, Shannon L. Loomis of Germany and Mollie A. Loomis of Seven Lakes; his paternal grandfather, Vader M. Loomis of Waynesboro, Pa.; and his maternal grandmother, Mollie W. Sterling of Pinehurst.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Boles Funeral Home and Crematory in Seven Lakes.

Mrs. Vernie T. Ivey

RED SPRINGS -- Mrs. Vernie Alice Tedder Ivey, 74, of Red Springs died Thursday in her home.

Mrs. Ivey was a member of Westside Baptist Church and the Red Springs Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. She was a manager at Cato’s before retiring.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Crumpler Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Bill McNeil, Malcom Ivey and Jerry Miller. Burial will be in Alloway Cemetery.

Mrs. Ivey is survived by her husband, Lester H. Ivey of Red Springs; two sons, Donald R. Tedder of Springville, Ill., and Randy H. Ivey of Red Springs; two daughters, Glenda I. Mauldin of Shannon and Faye Wright of Red Springs; a brother, Roy Tedder of Red Springs; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Mary M. Person

CARTHAGE -- Mrs. Mary Bell Marsh Person, 75, of 221 Ingram Branch Road died Wednesday in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Mrs. Person was a member of Ingram Branch Presbyterian Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ingram Branch Presbyterian Church in West End by the Rev. Edward Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Person is survived by her husband, Sole Person of the home; a son, Bobby Person of West End; a daughter, Delois Stubbs of West End; a sister, Bessie M. Baldwin of Pinehurst; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

Mrs. Sarah E. McNeill

GARNER -- Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth McNeill, 78, of The Laurels of Forest Glenn Nursing Center, formerly of Dunn, died Thursday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in McNeil Memorial Reformed Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn by the Rev. G.D. McNeil Jr. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Mrs. McNeill is survived by four sons, Paul E. McNeill Jr. of Grapevine, Texas, William T. McNeill of College Park, Ga., Anthony J. McNeill of Kannapolis and Linwood D. McNeill of Garner; four daughters, Rutha Haley of Saint Albans, N.Y., Christine McNeill-Berry of Greensboro, Florence Thomas-Hicks of Dunn and Helen L. McNeill of Raleigh; a sister, Pauline Veney of Baltimore; a brother, Leamon Monk of Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn.

Mrs. Elnora S. Sechler

CHINA GROVE -- Mrs. Elnora Stirewalt Sechler, 84, of China Grove died Thursday in Genesis Elder Care in Salisbury.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Landis Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home of China Grove.

Among Mrs. Sechler’s survivors is a daughter, Eunice D. “Bobbie” Menscer of Fayetteville.

Cleo L. Williams

BROADWAY -- Cleo L. Williams, 81, of 204 Vern St. died Thursday in his home.

Mr. Williams was an educator with the Lee County school system for 35 years. He was a teacher and coach for football, basketball and baseball. He was the principal at Broadway School before retiring. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and Broadway Lions Club.

The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in Broadway United Methodist Church by the Revs. Douglas Currin and Harold Stone. Burial will be in Broadway Town Cemetery.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Maude B. Williams of the home; a son, Roger L. Williams of Broadway; a brother Junius B. Williams of Robbins; two sisters, Lucille W. Maness and Kathleene Williams, both of Robbins; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, Church Street, Broadway, N.C., or the Boys Home at Lake Waccamaw.

James ‘Topsy’ Roberts

LUMBERTON -- James “Topsy” Roberts, 53, of 1910 Lambeth St. died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Maultsby & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mittie Covington

Mrs. Mittie Covington, 78, of Carrolton Nursing Home, Fayetteville, died Monday.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Roseboro by the Rev. Jessie Smith. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Clinton.

Mrs. Covington is survived by two sons, James P. Fisher of Fayetteville and Abseton O. Fisher of Killien, Texas; a daughter, Katrina F. Parker of Salemburg; four sisters, Janie B. Stanford of Willard, Mae B. Melvin and Diane Moore, both of Fayetteville, and Ruby McLamb of Clinton; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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

Moses Williams

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Moses Williams, 69, of 825 Abilene Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. John D. Fuller. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Lillie R. Williams of the home; a daughter, Mazetta W. Crouch of Greensboro; three brothers, Orange Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y., James Johnson of Baltimore and Edward Johnson of Roanoke Rapids; and three sisters, Viola W. Bert of Queens, N.Y., Elnora Williams of Baltimore and Queen E. Williams of New Jersey.

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

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