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Obits reported Friday, Dec. 18, 1998

Joe K. Jackson

AUTRYVILLE -- Joe K. Jackson, 76, of Route 3, Box 191-B, died Wednesday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Mr. Jackson was a veteran of World War II.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Concord Baptist Church by the Revs. Frank Davis and Roger Jackson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Eloise H. Jackson of the home; a daughter, Mary J. Smith of Fayetteville; a son, Johnny H. Jackson of Autryville; two sisters, Elizabeth Horne of Autryville and Lucille Beaubien of Brandon, Fla.; two brothers, Evander L. Jackson of Norfolk, Va., and the Rev. Roger Jackson of Roseboro; and three grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church building fund.

Mrs. Elli P. Raskovich

Mrs. Elli Pohl Raskovich, 85, of 504 Northampton Road, Fayetteville, died Tuesday in her home.

A memorial service will be held tonight at 8 in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home by Chaplain Howard Lucas. Burial will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Mrs. Raskovich is survived by her husband, Louis Raskovich of the home; two sons, Hans J. Kurtz of Long Island, N.Y., and Dietmar G. Kurtz of Reston, Va.; a sister, Irma Rooney of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1643 Owen Drive, Suite 2 & 3, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304.

Ms. Annie E. Stewart

ST. PAULS -- Ms. Annie Ester Stewart, 64, of 201 Worth St. died Tuesday in Womack Army Hospital on Fort Bragg.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plasant Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Bobby McKoy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ms. Stewart is survived by three sons, James C. McMillan, William B. Stewart and Charles McMillan, all of St. Pauls; a brother, James C. McMillan of St. Pauls; and a sister, Annie Wells of St. Pauls.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at McNeill Funeral Home.

Denver H. Lennon

EVERGREEN -- Denver Hartford Lennon, 97, of Evergreen died Wednesday in Shoreland Health Care & Retirement Center.

Mr. Lennon served on the board of trustees of Columbus County Hospital for 24 years. He was a deacon at Lennon’s Crossroads Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lennon’s Crossroads Baptist Church in Bladenboro by the Revs. Bennie Pledger, Mari Wells and Kellie Belcher. Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery.

Mr. Lennon is survived by his wife, Marguerit Lennon of the home; four sons, Lynwood Lennon of Gaithersburg, Md., Bernard Lennon of Evergreen, Denver H. Lennon Jr. of Winston-Salem and Max Lennon of Mars Hill; four daughters, Beth Fleetwood of Jacksonville, Ruth Dowell of Wake Forest, Sybil Tucker of Memphis, Tenn., and Foy Wiles of Summerville, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Beth Johnson of Chadbourn and Vickie Williamson of Evergreen; a sister, Eula Lennon of Rock Hill, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Global Missions, care of Lennon’s Crossroads Baptist Church, P.O. Box 867, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320, or to D.H. and Mary Kelly Lennon Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, N.C. 28734.

Ms. Flonnie M. Miller

RAEFORD -- Ms. Flonnie Mae Miller, 72, of 311 Shannon Road died Wednesday.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Crumpler Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Tony Brewington and David Reynolds. Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.

Ms. Miller is survived by four sons, Charles H. Miller of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and William “Bill” Miller, James L. Miller and Mike R. Miller, all of Raeford; two daughters, Linda M. King of West End and Debbie M. Horne of Red Springs; three brothers, Bill V. Pate and Fred Pate Jr., both of West End, and Raymond Pate of Lobelia; four sisters, Evelyn Wilson of Lobelia, Grace M. Elliot of Red Springs, Margaret Wilson of Southern Pines and Annie M. Wilson of Vass; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Hattie F. Williams

Mrs. Hattie Frances Williams, 78, of 2020 Shaw Road, Fayetteville, died Tuesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. S. Lee Downing. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Peter B. Williams of Fayetteville; two daughters, Frances Huggins and Gloria Pringle, both of Fayetteville; four sons, Pete Williams Sr., Charles Williams, Henry Williams and James Williams, all of Fayetteville; and eight grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Bessie M. Shaw

Mrs. Bessie Mae Shaw, 84, of 3007-C Scarlet Place, Fayetteville, died Tuesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. Matther Rouse Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

James A. Wright

LAURINBURG -- James A. Wright of 512 Queensdale St. died Tuesday in Hamlet Hospital in Hamlet.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Westminister Presbyterian Church by the Rev. David Thornton. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Alberta Wright of the home; four sons, Joe Wright of Clarkton, Ga., and Ronald Blue, Nathan Blue and Jerry Blue, all of Laurinburg; and three daughters, Juanita McNeill of Long Island, N.Y., Shirley Blue of Laurinburg and Janice Green of Buffalo, N.Y.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Mrs. Thelma Hall

MAXTON -- Mrs. Thelma Hall of 704 West Cottingham St. died Thursday in her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home.

Matthew Stevenson

SOUTHERN PINES -- Matthew “Babe” Stevenson, 71, of 357 Calloway Road died Monday in St. Joseph Health Center.

Mr. Stevenson was an Air Force veteran. He worked for Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club for 40 years before retiring.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Greater Glory Pentecostal Deliverance by Pastor Michael Dixon. Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Simon Funeral Home.

Mr. Stevenson is survived by three sons, Curtis McLean and Matthew “Eddie” Stevenson of Bridgeport, Conn., and Patrick Stevenson of Houston; three daughters, Rosemary Stevenson of Southern Pines, Elizabeth Wall of Lakeview and Tabitha Williams of Carthage; two sisters, Elizabeth Dixon of Aberdeen and Willie M. Reese of Southern Pines; and eight grandchildren.

Ms. Maqueda Irons

LUMBERTON -- Ms. Maqueda Irons, 27, of 90 Holly Ridge Apartments died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Central Funeral Home.

Miss Geneva G. Crenshaw

GARLAND -- Miss Geneva G. Crenshaw, 61, of 1191 Parksburg Road died Wednesday in Waterbury, Conn.

Arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home.

J. Harold Thomas

BROADWAY -- J. Harold Thomas, 60, of 321 Edgewater Drive died Wednesday in his home.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rogers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Eric Porterfield. Burial will be in Shallow Well Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Shirley S. Thomas of Sanford; a son, J. Brent Thomas of Lenoir; two daughters, Karen T. Shiels of Southport and Glenda T. Christian of Lenoir; his mother, Nannie M. Harrsch of Broadway; a brother, Royce Thomas of Lillington; four sisters, Barbara T. Maddox and Cheryl T. Hagood, both of Sanford, and Linda T. Roper of Cary and Joyce T. Badgett of Pinehurst; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, P.O. Box 3828, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27710.

Billie E. Wicker Sr.

OLIVIA -- Billie Eugene Wicker Sr., 76, of Olivia Road died Wednesday in Magnolia House.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Danny Redman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Wicker is survived by his wife, Sallie Wicker of Sanford; three sons, Billy E. Wicker Jr., Clem D. Wicker and Robert W. Wicker, all of Sanford; two brothers, Ervin Wicker and Vernon Wicker, both of Sanford; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

Ms. Jean J. Oakes

SPRING LAKE -- Ms. Jean Johnson Oakes, 69, of 1932 Lillington Highway died Wednesday in Kingsland, Ga.

Ms. Oakes was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a retired accountant.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Adcock Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. A. Clark Wiser. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Ms. Oakes is survived by a son, Robert G. Oakes of Kingsland; three sisters, Mildred J. Bryan of Fayetteville and Catherine J. Oxendine and Winnifred J. Barnes, both of Spring Lake; and two grandchildren.

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

Ms. Della G. Knowles

NEW YORK -- Ms. Della Mae Graham Knowles, 75, of 240 W. 129th St., formerly of Lumber Bridge, N.C., died Wednesday in Terrence Cardinal Cook Health Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ada F. Jackson

Mrs. Ada Pearl Frazier Jackson, 80, of Len Care Rest Home, Fayetteville, died Thursday.

Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Devon A. Cherry

Devon Anthony Cherry, infant son of James Cherry and Shannon Dahl, of 1061 Mohawk Ave., Fayetteville, died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Adcock Funeral Home chapel in Spring Lake by Father Davis.

In addition to his parents, Devon is survived by a sister, Maiah Dahl of Fayetteville; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen D. Oslund of Bunnlevel; his paternal grandfather, James L. Cherry of Sarasota, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Gerlinde Cherry of Fayetteville; and his maternal great-grandfather, Stanley Dahl of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Taft Stephens Sr.

FAIRMONT -- Taft Stephens Sr., 88, of 709 Madison St. died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Antioch Baptist Church in Proctorville by Dr. Leonard R. Faison Sr. Burial will be in Curtfield Cemetery in Proctorville.

Mr. Stephens is survived by a daughter, Deborah Powers of Fairmont; five sons, Taft Stephens Jr. of Fairmont, James M. Lowery of Lumberton, Melvin J. Stephens of Hope Mills, Herman A. Moody of Greensboro and Lee H. Moody of Florida; two sisters, Edna Hill of Fairmont and Lucy Hamilton of Washington, D.C.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will recieve friends Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Community Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Taft Stephens Jr., 407 Jackson St., Fairmont.

Mrs. Louise M. Canady

HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Louise McMillan Canady, 78, of 6783 Roslin Farm Road died Wednesday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Green Springs Baptist Church by the Revs. Raymond Wade and Larry Blount. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Canady is survived by three sons, John Canady and Thomas R. McMillan, both of Hope Mills, and Hal Canady of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Betty-Ruth Britt of Hope Mills and Mittie Elliott of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will recieve friends today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, and at other times at the home.

Mrs. Phyllis Eiermann

Mrs. Phyllis Eiermann, 64, of 7529 Cliffbourne Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. T.J. Fulk.

Mrs. Eiermann is survived by her husband, Robert Eiermann of the home; a daughter, Jenny Myskey of Fayetteville; a sister, Ginny Wehunt of Rock Hill, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive freinds Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice.

Earl D. Nealy

CLARENDON -- Earl Dayton Nealy, 69, of 2959 Sidney-Cherry Grove Road died Monday in Columbus County Hospital.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Williams Township School Auditorium in Whiteville by the Rev. James Scott. Burial will be in Todd Cemetery No. 2.

Mr. Nealy is survived by his wife, Eva M. Nealy of the home; seven daughters, Belinda Simmonds of Clarendon, Marilyn Graham of Chicago, Patricia Bellamy of Chadbourn, Early M. Gowans of Whiteville, Barbara A. Dobbins of Brooklyn, N.Y., Hilda F. Green of Tabor City and Phyllis Nealy of New Haven, Conn.; eight sons, Earl D. Nealy Jr. of Fayetteville, Jimmy L. Nealy of Clarendon, Curtis D. Nealy of Nakina, Rocky Nealy of Tuscon, Ariz., Willis Nealy of Whiteville, James Nealy of Kissimmee, Fla., Ronald Nealy of Tabor City and Jerry W. Nealy of Fair Bluff; and four sisters, Thedus Nealy of Brooklyn, Jeralene Rickard and Florence Keel, both of Clarendon, and Flossie Dewitt of Baltimore.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Peoples Funeral Home chapel in Whiteville.

Belton Hunt

ROWLAND -- Belton Hunt, 52, of N.C. 710 died Thursday.

Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Funeral Services of Fairmont.

Mrs. Dovie A. Johnson

FAISON -- Mrs. Dovie A. Johnson, 79, of 6961 Faison Highway died Thursday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home by the Rev. Dennis Guy. Burial will be in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Thomas C. Johnson of the home; a son, Philip C. Johnson of Faison; two daughters, Vicki J. Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sandra J. Lawrence of Clinton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Cordies Thomas

SANFORD -- Cordies Thomas, 91, of 3745 Barbecue Church Road died Wednesday in his home.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Olivia Presbyterian Church by the Rev. George Walton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Thomas is survived by a son, Earl C. Thomas of Sanford; two brothers, Ernest L. Thomas of Sanford and George Thomas of Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Geneva Bullard of Sanford; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Olivia Presbyterian Church building fund, P.O. Box 88, Olivia, N.C.

Ms. Flora Wall

ROCKINGHAM -- Ms. Flora Wall of Piney Grove Church Road died Tuesday in Baltimore.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in McEachern Funeral Home by the Rev. Joletha Dockery. Burial will be in Wall Chapel AME Zion Church.

Ms. Wall is survived by six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

CORRECTIONS

The funeral for Ralmond Daniel, 69, of Wilmington, formerly of Newton Grove, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the West & Dunn Funeral Home chapel in Newton Grove.
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The funeral for Jack Strickland, 39, of Maxton will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Church of the Living God in Red Springs by the Rev. Grover Oxendine.
He is also survived by a brother, William H. Strickland.

William E. McNeill

LUMBERTON -- William E. “Billy” McNeill, 74, of Lumberton died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McNeill was a member of Chestnut Street United Methodist Church. He was a member of Southern Pines Masonic Lodge No. 464. He was a Navy veteran.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gardens of Faith Mausoleum by Dr. William S. Smith.

Mr. McNeill is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. McNeill of the home; a brother, Jack L. McNeill of Southern Pines; and a sister, Dorothy M. Foiles of Largo, Fla.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chestnut Street United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 1464, Lumberton, N.C. 28359.

Ted H. Tingle

GARLAND -- Ted Hilton Tingle, 77, of 321 Church St. died Thursday in his home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Garland Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Caviness. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Garland Cemetery.

Mr. Tingle is survived by his wife, Vickie Tingle of the home; a daughter, Deborah Allen of Apex; three sisters, Dixie T. Willis, Pauline T. Waters and Francis T. Cayton, all of New Bern; a brother, Jake Tingle of Phoenix; and two granddaughters.

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

Fred Maney

RED SPRINGS -- Fred Maney of 53 Tashyia Road died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

Arrangements will be announced by Revels Funeral Home of Pembroke.

Jason D. Barnes

ORRUM -- Jason Derek Barnes, 33, of Orrum died Thursday.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Orrum Baptist Church by the Revs. W.C. Baxley and Robert Britt. Burial will be in Floyd Memorial Cemetery in Fairmont.

Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Billie B. Barnes of Lumberton; a son, Jason D. Barnes Jr. of Lumberton; his mother, Carmelita Barnes of Orrum; a brother, Norman D. Barnes of Chadbourn; a sister, Vanessa B. Parker of Fairmont; and his paternal grandmother, Bernice B. Barnes of Orrum.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Mrs. Jennifer T. Deal

BEULAVILLE -- Mrs. Jennifer Thigpen Deal, 31, of Beulaville, formerly of Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Community Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in East Dublin Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Deal is survived by her husband, Scott N. Deal of Beulaville; and her parents, Emory and Carol Thigpen of Beulaville.

Ms. Lorraine Lewis

LUMBERTON -- Ms. Lorriane Lewis, 76, of Route 1, Box 357, died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

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

Ms. Catherine Markoe

PARKTON -- Ms. Catherine Markoe, 87, of Parkton died Wednesday in Century Care of Laurinburg.

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

William ‘Dick’ Hunt

ROWLAND -- William “Dick” Hunt, 64, of 99 Chattanooga Drive died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hopewell Methodist Holiness Church by the Revs. Tony Hunt, Patrick Cummings and Jerry Scott. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife, Sally Hunt of the home; four sons, William L. Hunt of Rowland, Stevie L. Hunt of Hampton, Va., Adam C. Hunt of the home and Bobby R. Hunt Jr. of Lumberton; five daughters, Carolyn S. Royal of Lake Waccamaw, Brenda L. Locklear of Lumberton, Helen A. Brewer of Rowland, Michelle Lowry of Pembroke and Tanya L. Bratcher of Red Springs; four brothers, Nathan H. Hunt of Lumberton, Earl E. Hunt of Jessup, Md., Willie Hunt of Rocky Point and Leon Hunt of Brooklyn, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.

Jessie O. Whitaker

SANFORD -- Jessie Odell Whitaker, 72, of 1197 Tempting Church Road died Wednesday in his home.

Mr. Whitaker was a prison guard. He also worked with Lee County Parks and Recreation.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crossroads Community Church in Whispering Pines by the Rev. David Bibey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Lillie M. Whitaker; five sons, Jessie O. Whitaker Jr. of New London, Jerry L. Whitaker of Yadkinville, Joseph E. Whitaker of Bolivia and Farrell S. Whitaker and Charles Whitaker, both of Sanford; five daughters, Linda D. Smith of Siler City, Laura M. Ward of Leland, Patricia A. Purvis of Sanford and Lillie T. Collins and Melissa D. Brown, both of Lillington; a brother, Edsel Whitaker of High Point; four sisters, Josie Patterson of Southern Pines, Edith Hethcox of Clemmons, Ruth Kiser of Southern Pines and Dorothy Owens of High Point; 45 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Elber J. McNeill

Elber James McNeill, 41, of 190 Blueberry Place, Fayetteville, died Friday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in First New Light Baptist Church in White Oak by the Rev. Calvin Brewington. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. McNeill is survived by his wife, Virginia W. McNeill of Fayetteville; three daughters, Latosha McNeill and Shanika M. Collins, both of Fayetteville, and Gloria Warren of Kentucky; two sons, Edward T. McNeill and Edward A. Locke, both of Fayetteville; four sisters, Patricia Collins of Fayetteville, Willie A. Bell and Diann Campbell, both of Hope Mills, and Louise Leach of Spring Lake; a brother, Lacy McNeill of Fayetteville; and his grandmother, Anna Headen of Fayetteville.

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

Ms. Christine M. Edson

PINEHURST -- Ms. Christine Rebecca McBrayer Edson, 80, of Pinehurst died Thursday in Manor Care Health Services.

Ms. Edson was a teacher for the Moore County Schoolds for more than 30 years before retiring.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery in Southern Pines by the Rev. Max Gilmore.

Ms. Edson is survived by a son, Calvin C. Edson of Pinehurst; a daughter, Donie E. Oldham of Aberdeen; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Powell Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mrs. Shirley A. Baxley

WHITE OAK -- Mrs. Shirley Ann Baxley, 43, of 724 Tar Heel Ferry Road died Wednesday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Carmel Holy Church of Worship by Pastor Lossie Baxley. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Church cemetery.

Mrs. Baxley is survived by three daughters, Michelle Brown of Dublin, Tikisha A. Hayes of Elizabethtown and Robbie L. Baxley of White Oak; her parents, Charles and Edna Baxley of White Oak; four brothers, Charles Baxley of Fayetteville, Jimmy Baxley and Thomas Baxley, both of Lumberton, and Michael Baxley of White Oak; eight sisters, Josephine Bordeaux of Sacramento, Calif., Doretha Melvin, Juanita Purdie and Victoria Scott, all of White Oak, Willidean Council of Dublin, Katrina Harbison of Fayetteville, Crystal Moore of Lisbon and Edna McMillian of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.

The public will be received Saturday from noon to 8 at F.W. Newton & Sons Mortuary.

Mrs. Pankey M. Wall

ROCKINGHAM -- Mrs. Pankey Mae Wall, 70, of 114 S. Ledbetter St. died Monday in Hamlet Hospital in Hamlet.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Sandy Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Little. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wall is survived by her husband, Daniel Wall of Rockingham; three sons, Dwight Wall and James Wall, both of Rockingham, and Lonnie Griffin of Albany, N.Y.; five daughters, Josie Morgan, Jenell Wall and Dorothy Wall, all of Rockingham, and Susan Collins and Net McDougald, both of Albany; and a sister, Betty Bostic of Rockingham.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. at McEachern Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dipsie Owens

ROSEBORO -- Mrs. Dipsie Owens, 70, of 94 Kelsey Court died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in All Nations Church of Deliverance by the Rev. Janice Dorsey. Burial will be in Roseboro Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Butler & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Owens is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Williams of Roseboro, Laura Jefferson, Stella Owens and Vivian Owens, all of Lancaster, Pa., and Rachel Owens of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, George Owens of Yuma, Ariz., and Ceasar Owens of Roseboro; his mother, Lillie M. Owens of Roseboro; a sister, Pearl Owens of Roseboro; two brothers, David Melvin of Fuquay-Varina and Clarence Melvin of Wilmington, Del.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, and at other times at 94 Kelsey Court, Roseboro.

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