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Loring R. Aleshire
PARKTON -- Loring Russell Aleshire, 82, of 160 Mount Baldy Road, died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Virginia. Arrangements are being handled by Saint Pauls Funeral Home of St. Pauls.
Mr. Aleshire is survived by his wife, Violet I. Aleshire of Parkton; two sons, Loring R. Aleshire of Waldorf, Md., and David Aleshire of Morningside, Md.; four daughters, Violet Nichols of Oregon, Audrey Ebersole of Utah and Judy Dosey and Rebecca Doss, both of Parkton; and 16 grandchildren.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Roy O. Borowiak
DUNN -- Roy O. Borowiak, 68, of Dunn, died Monday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Skinner Funeral Home of Dunn.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Rosie L. Bullard
ST. PAULS -- Ms. Rosie Lee Bullard, 81, of 681 Howell Road, died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by Thompson’s Funeral Home of Pembroke.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

R. Ryan Currin
LILLINGTON -- Robert Ryan Currin, 28, of Lillington, died Sunday in Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Mr. Currin was a farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Summerville Presbyterian Church by the Revs. James Taylor and Elinos Whitlock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Currin is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Currin; his parents, Robert and Rebecca Currin of Lillington; a sister, Brandee Currin of Lillington; his paternal grandmother, Nell Currin of Lillington; and his maternal grandmother, Nolie Dickens of Lillington.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington and at the home of Robert and Rebecca Currin.
Memorials may be made to Summerville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 640, Lillington, NC 27546.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Aldia M. Disotell
SANFORD -- Ms. Aldia Marie Disotell, 98, of 1115 Carthage St., died Saturday in Laurels of Chatham.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. David Jenkins. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.
Ms. Disotell is survived by four daughters, Shirley Smith of Sanford, June Hansen of San Diego, Muriel Kloster of Kenosha, Wis., and Jude Hockers of Phoenix; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27330.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Grace Johnson
PHILADELPHIA -- Mrs. Grace Johnson, of Philadelphia, formerly of Sanford, N.C., died Friday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in True Gospel United Church of God by Samuel Wright. Entombment will be in Lee Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, John Johnson of Philadelphia; a daughter, Patricia M. Dockery of Philadelphia; two sisters, Jeanie B. Chalmers and Thelma Buie, both of Olivia; two stepdaughters, Diann Hamilton of Wilson and Cheryl Mobley of Sanford; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Watson Mortuary in Sanford and at other times at the home of Thelma Buie, Murchisontown Road, Olivia.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Elizabeth L. Grace
Ms. Elizabeth Laiza ‘‘Betty’’ Grace, 67, of Fayetteville, died Monday .
Arrangements will be announced by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Paul F. Hawkins
WEST END -- Paul Frasier Hawkins, 83, of West End, died Monday in his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in West End Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dudley Crawford. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home.
Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Mary L. Hawkins of West End; four daughters, Dale Rowe of Fort Monroe, Va., Jill Lautensack of Simsbury, Conn., Margaret Herrmann of Columbus, Ohio, and Judith Gaul of Robinson, Ill.; and 15 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Seven Lakes Rescue Squad, 969 Seven Lakes North, West End, NC 27376; or to West End Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13, West End, NC 27376.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Kimberly S. Henderson
HOPE MILLS -- Kimberly S. Henderson, 39, of 5682 Archer Road, died Saturday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Maggie Hollingsworth
ROXBORO -- Ms. Maggie Hollingsworth, 100, of 1363 Bowmantown Road, formerly of Harrells, died Sunday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Sarah B. Ivey
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Sarah Barnes Ivey, 87, of 228 Long Branch Drive, died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Ivey was a teacher’s aide for the Robeson County schools. She was a member of Broad Ridge Baptist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Broad Ridge Baptist Church by the Rev. John Hamm. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ivey is survived by four daughters, Sylvia Rice of Carrboro, Gloria Smith and Jean Bateman, both of Lumberton, and Judy B. Britt of Orrum; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory of Lumberton.
Memorials may be made to Broad Ridge Baptist Church, 949 N. Broadridge Road, Orrum, NC 28369.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Thomas C. Johnson
CLINTON -- Thomas C. ‘‘T.C.’’ Johnson, 87, of Mary Gran Nursing Center, formerly of Faison, died Sunday.
Mr. Johnson was a farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton by the Rev. Dennis Guy. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Johnson is survived by two daughters, Vicki J. Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sandra Lawrence of Faison; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 216 Beaman St., Clinton, NC 28328.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Katie J. Lessane
SHANNON -- Mrs. Katie J. Lessane, 81, of 605 Lombardy Village Road, died Thursday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. Harry Ghee. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by McKoy & Sons Mortuary of St. Pauls.
Mrs. Lessane is survived by a son, Kevelm Lessane of Colwyn, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Childers and Letha M. Cromartie, both of Shannon; three brothers, Willie P. Johnson, David Johnson and James G. Johnson, all of Shannon; and three grandchildren.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

James T. Long Sr.
SHANNON -- James T. Long Sr., 73, of 1834 Haire Road, died Monday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Crumpler Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Raeford.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Joyce B. Marshburn
ELIZABETHTOWN -- Mrs. Joyce Bryan Marshburn, 65, of 65 Sandy Ridge Road, died Monday.
Mrs. Marshburn was a member of Garland Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 274.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clarkton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Neill Smith. Burial will be in Bryan Cemetery in Lumberton. Arrangements are being handled by Carter Funeral Home of Garland.
Mrs. Marshburn is survived by a son, Alton B. Marshburn Jr. of Bladenboro; a sister, Lois McArthur of Broadway; two brothers, Bill Bryan and David Bryan, both of Lumberton; and a grandson.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church and at other times at the home of Alton Marshburn Jr., 2142 Pleasant Church Road, Bladenboro.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 129 Broad St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Bernard McLamb
CLINTON -- Bernard McLamb, 73, of 304 Underwood St., died Monday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Burnes McMillan
ADDOR -- Burnes McMillan, of Addor, died Monday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Jones & Little Funeral Services of Aberdeen.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Mainer McRae
LAURINBURG -- Ms. Mainer McRae, 91, of 8900 Hasty Road, died Monday in Century Care of Laurinburg.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Johnson, 19141 Sallie McNair Road.
Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Larry D. Monroe
PHILADELPHIA -- Larry Donald Monroe, 46, of 1213 S. Edgewood St., formerly of Tar Heel, N.C., died Monday in his home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clarks Chapel Church cemetery in Tar Heel by the Rev. Jessie Gibson. Arrangements are being handled by Carter Funeral Home of Garland, N.C.
Mr. Monroe is survived by a son, Larry Monroe Jr. of Philadelphia; a stepdaughter, Anita Meridith of Philadelphia; his parents, James and Ida M. Monroe of Philadelphia; a sister, Debbie Monroe of Philadelphia; and two brothers, Jimmy Monroe and Charles Monroe, both of Philadelphia.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Iris B. Nalepa
HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Iris Byrd Nalepa, 80, of 513-3 Meadowland Court, died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by Pastor Virgil Wilson. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Nalepa is survived by a daughter, Patricia Frazee of Hope Mills; a son, Terry Turbeville of Clayton; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Carl J. Purcell Sr.
RAEFORD -- Carl J. Purcell Sr., 68, of 1046 Loop Road, died Saturday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Christian Pentecostal Holiness Church in Red Springs by Bishop George McKoy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Purcell is survived by his wife, Joe Ann Purcell of Raeford; two daughters, Linda Gillespie and Brenda J. Glenn, both of Raeford; four sons, Carl Purcell Jr. of Lorton, Va., and Jerry Purcell, Fredrick Purcell and Franklin Purcell, all of Raeford; three brothers, Walter Purcell and Robert Purcell, both of Raeford, and Willie Purcell of New Jersey; a sister, Betty A. Mack of New Jersey; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home in Raeford.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Ramon C. Reed
Retired Army Lt. Col. Ramon C. Reed, 70, of 1522 Boros Drive, Fayetteville, died Friday .
Mr. Reed was in the military for 26 years and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 5th Special Forces Group and the JFK Center. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, four Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Mr. Reed was also a former Scoutmaster and district committee chairman of Troop 704 Boy Scouts of America. 
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg by Chaplain Lee Nelson. Burial with military honors will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Jeanne K. Reed of the home; four sons, Lt. Col. Dwight Reed of Oakton, Va., Mike Reed of Charleston, S.C., Bill Reed of Wilmington and Pat Reed of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Irene Reed of New York; his stepfather, Henry Choinere of Greenfield, Mass.; a brother, Donald Beneroski of Surfside Beach, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 11620 Busy St., Richmond, VA 23236.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

George A. Sasser Jr.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- George Alexander ‘‘Al’’ Sasser Jr., 52, of Columbia, died Sunday in Columbia Baptist Medical Center.
Mr. Sasser worked as a construction manager for Flour-Daniels Construction Co. for more than 25 years. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church in Whiteville, N.C.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in McKenzie Mortuary chapel in Whiteville by Dr. Jerry Kinlaw. Burial will be in Western Prong Cemetery.
Mr. Sasser is survived by his wife, Debbie B. Sasser of Columbia; a son, Cody R. Sasser of the home; and his mother, Barbara L. Sasser of Clarkton, N.C.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Western Prong Baptist Church building fund, 166 Peacock Road, Whiteville, NC 28472.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Esther M. Singleton
NEWTON GROVE -- Mrs. Esther Mae Singleton, 81, of Newton Grove, died Friday in Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in White Oak Disciples Church by Bishop Charles Williams. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church cemetery in Dunn. Arrangements are being handled by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home of Clinton.
Mrs. Singleton is survived by two daughters, Pearlie Clark of Smithfield and JoAnne Warren of Newton Grove; two sons, J.W. Singleton of Faison and Bobby Singleton of Hempstead, N.Y.; a sister, Jean Horne of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Esther Williams, 1297 Goldsboro Highway, Newton Grove.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Margaret J. Smith
BOLTON -- Mrs. Margaret Julia Smith, 65, of 1488 Blacksmith Road, died Monday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Merilene S. Stewart
COATS -- Ms. Merilene Smith Stewart, 65, of 369 E. South St., died Monday in her home.
Ms. Stewart was an electronics assembler at Watkins-Johnson and a homemaker.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel in Coats by Dr. Jim Cochran and Albert Gregory. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.
Ms. Stewart is survived by three sisters, Ruvelle Dickens of Fuquay-Varina, Melba Mount of Golden Valley, Ariz., and Willa Rivas of Fuquay-Varina; and a brother, Jack Smith of Fuquay-Varina.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

John Thomas
LUMBERTON -- John Thomas, 77, of 4900 Independence Blvd., died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary & Crematory.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Elizabeth E. Williams
Ms. Elizabeth Ellis Williams, 81, of 2616 Sydney Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in Highland House.
Arrangements will be announced by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Coleman Wilson
NEWTON GROVE -- Coleman Wilson, 54, of 825 N. Johnson St., died Sunday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Charles D. Wood Sr.
Charles David Wood Sr., 68, of 2412 John Hall Road, Fayetteville, died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Stedman Church of God of Prophecy by the Rev. Donald Baldwin. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Keith Wood of the home; three daughters, Edna Edwards, Wanda Teets and Darlene Wright, all of Stedman; three sons, David Wood, Donald Wood and Darrell Wood, all of Fayetteville; three sisters, Catherine Graves of Bunnlevel and Ronnie Packer and Greta Anderson, both of Fayetteville; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Guilford S. Barnhill Jr.
Guilford S. Barnhill Jr., 85, of Fayetteville, died Sunday in Village Green.
Mr. Barnhill was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed contractor for more than 50 years.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lafayette Memorial Park by the Rev. David M. Chamberlain. 
Mr. Barnhill is survived by a son, Guilford S. Barnhill III of New Braunfels, Texas; a brother, Edward Barnhill of Oak Hill, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Tuesday’s funerals
Cumberland County funerals
Chamberlain, Heidi, 33, Fay- etteville, 2 p.m., Campground United Methodist Church. LaFayette Funeral & Cremation Services.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001

Cape Fear region funerals
Bell, Willie, 77, Lumberton, 2 p.m., Liberty Holiness Church. Burial in New Point Cemetery. Floyd Mortuary & Crematory of Lumberton.
Edwards, John, 87, Bladenboro, 2 p.m., Galeed Baptist Church. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Sandhills. Lewis Funeral Home of Bladenboro.
Faircloth, Annie, 89, Asheboro, graveside service, 3 p.m., Beulah Hill Baptist Church cemetery in West End. Briggs-Candor Funeral Home of Candor.
Hickman, Virginia, 60, Lillington, 3 p.m., Swann Station Baptist Church. Burial in Buffalo Cemetery. Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home of Sanford.
Hopkins, Fred, 73, Orrum, 2 p.m., St. Mary Holiness Church in Lumberton. Burial in the church cemetery. Community Funeral Home of Fairmont.
Lessane, Katie, 81, Shannon, 1 p.m., New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in St. John Cemetery. McKoy & Sons Mortuary of St. Pauls.
McGuire, Adele, 85, Sanford, memorial service, 1 p.m., St. Stephen The First Martyr Catholic Church. Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Sessoms, Lucille, 83, Hampton, Va., 2 p.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Fairmont, N.C. Burial in Fairmont Cemetery. Hill’s Funeral Home of Fairmont.
Singleton, Esther, 81, Newton Grove, 2 p.m., White Oak Disciples Church. Burial in Mount Zion Church cemetery in Dunn. Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home of Clinton.
Turbeville, Ethel, 92, Gastonia, 2 p.m., Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Burial in Powell Cemetery in Fair Bluff. Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn.
The Fayetteville Observer - Tue., Nov. 20, 2001


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