Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obituaries published June 17, 1997

Mrs. Jeane A. Standen 
WHISPERING PINES -- Mrs. Jeane Ann Standen, 84, of Whispering Pines died Saturday in St. Joseph of the Pines.
A memorial service will be held in Michigan. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines.
Mrs. Standen is survived by her husband, Harold B. Standen; two daughters, Lisa J. Goldstein of Okemos, Mich., and Gabrielle A. Jackson of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Marianne S. Dunigan 
Mrs. Marianne Spender Dunigan, 90, of Fayetteville died Saturday.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Billy Hemingway. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Dunigan is survived by two sons, Jim Dunigan of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Robert Dunigan of Zebulon; a sister, Frances Pollard of Winter Haven, Fla.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 35752, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303.

Ms. Louise Turner 
LAURINBURG -- Ms. Louise Turner, 81, of K-40 Morgan Circle died Saturday in Hamlet Hospital in Hamlet.
She was a retired farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in Sneads Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Thompson. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Butler Funeral Service.
Ms. Turner is survived by a daughter, Marion A. Turner of Laurinburg; a son, Michael A. Turner of Laurinburg; three sisters, Annie Webb, Emily L. Currie and Ila M. Turner, all of Laurinburg; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Rosa L. Ross 
BRUNSWICK -- Mrs. Rosa Lee Ross, 78, of Brunswick died Friday in Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in New Mount Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Stevenson. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Ross is survived by a brother, Levi Moore of Brunswick; and four sisters, Sarah McAllister of Brunswick, Lillie B. Wilson and Mary Benjamin, both of Hollywood, Fla., and Margaret Greene of Pinewood, S.C.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home in Whiteville.

Henry R. McClain 
WHITEVILLE -- Henry R. McClain, 89, of 415 W. Lewis St. died Saturday in Columbus County Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in St. James AME Church by the Rev. H.A. Ingram. Burial will be in Millican Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home.
Mr. McClain is survived by his wife, Lettie G. McClain; a daughter, Dorothy G. Troy of Whiteville; and an adopted son, Bobby Walters of Forestville, Md.
The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Cecil Lacewell 
CLARKTON -- Cecil Lacewell, 76, of 2290 Carver Moore Road died Monday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

James W. Simms 
LAURINBURG -- James W. Simms, 75, of 1406 McBride Ave. died Monday in Windsor House in Rockingham.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Luke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jesse Bone.
Mr. Simms is survived by three daughters, Brenda Callahan of Laurinburg, Linda Owen of Kinston and Jeanne Farris of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, James W. Simms Jr. of Laurinburg and Paul Simms of Maxton; a brother, Jack Simms of Gastonia; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.

Gus Chavis Jr. 
LAUREL HILL -- Gus Chavis Jr., 51, of Laurel Lane died Saturday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
He was a maintenance supervisor for Marlboro County Court House.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Grey Pond Baptist Church by the Rev. Gary Chavis. Burial will be in Stewartsville Cemetery.
Mr. Chavis is survived by his wife, Bessie Chavis; two daughters, Rachel Powers of Laurel Hill and Tabitha Chavis of the home; a son, Jerry Chavis of Laurel Hill; two sisters, Geneva Huggins and Lena Jacobs, both of Maxton; two brothers, Chalmers Chavis of Cheraw, S.C., and Spencer Chavis of Hamlet; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Butler Funeral Service in Laurinburg.

Mrs. Willa T. Norris 
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Willa Mae Truesdale Norris, 86, of Mohr Plaza died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Hollywood Cemetery.
Mrs. Norris is survived by four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary.

William E. McKoy 
CLARKTON -- William Eugene McKoy, 72, of 489 Vause Road died Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in White’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. G.F. Pone. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. McKoy is survived by his wife, Janie McKoy of the home; three daughters, Patricia McKoy and Wanda McKoy, both of Clarkton, and Annette McKoy of Elizabethtown; three sons, Edward McKoy, Andrew McKoy and Arnold McKoy, all of Clarkton; a sister, Marie Williams of Clarkton; a brother, James McKoy of Clarkton; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at F.W. Newton & Sons Mortuary in Elizabethtown.

Nathaniel Howard 
BALTIMORE -- Nathaniel Howard, 74, of Baltimore, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Friday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Cunningham & Sons Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville by the Rev. John T. Johnson. Burial will be in Northside Cemetery.
Among Mr. Howard’s survivors is a sister, Mary Ray of Baltimore.

Clifford M. Matthews 
Clifford M. Matthews, 14, of 1121 Chestnut Wood Drive, Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Cunningam & Sons Mortuary.

Neal B. Yarborough 
SANFORD -- Neal Britton Yarborough, 70, of 3204 St. Andrews Church Road died Monday in Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tramway Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Boston. Burial will be in Lee Memory Gardens.
Mr. Yarborough is survived by his wife, Delaware C. Yarborough; four sisters, Willa Holder of Sanford, Frances Venable of Carthage, and Hester McKay and Carolyn Dull, both of Cameron; and four brothers, Malcolm Yarborough of Garner, John Yarborough of Cameron, and Steve Yarborough and Archie Yarborough, both of Sanford.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Miller Funeral Home.

Gary W. Moser 
Gary Wayne Moser, 50, of 447 Bluegill Court, Fayetteville, died Monday in his home.
He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam war and a member of New Life Baptist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Ed Wilson and Charles Davis. Burial with full military honors will be in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Moser is survived by a daughter, Melissa J. Flanagan of Raeford; a son, Bryan W. Moser of Red Springs; four sisters, Sylvia L. Lowery, Cathy McDaw and Sherry Hair, all of Fayetteville, and Gail McMillan of Charlotte; two brothers, Kenneth R. Moser of North Charleston, S.C., and Ronald B. Moser of Woodbridge, Va.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, N.C., or to the Leukemia Society of America, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.

Winford M. Locklear 
FAIRMONT -- Winford Mike Locklear, 78, of Route 1, Box 541, died Sunday in St. Eugene Hospital in Dillon, S.C.
He was a farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Dogwood Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Locklear is survived by his wife, Beulah B. Locklear of the home; three daughters, Cathy Hammonds of Lumberton, Shirley M. Locklear of Fairmont and Mary M. Oxendine of Fairmont; seven sons, Winford Locklear Jr., Jerry Locklear, Charlie Locklear, Robert Locklear, James Locklear, Lee Locklear and Billy Locklear, all of Fairmont; two sisters, Mossie Locklear of Pembroke and Lucrate Locklear of Maxton; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Gaskins Funeral Home in Rowland.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 1945, Lumberton, N.C. 28359.

Mrs. Clara F. Swann 
LAURINBURG -- Mrs. Clara F. Swann, 75, of 1022 McGirt Bridge Road died in Scotland Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. George Ellis. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.
Mrs. Swann is survived by her husband, Henry Swann Jr. of the home; a daughter, Linda D. Jenkins of Mocksville; four sons, Henry E. Swann, Chester L. Swann, Herbert Swann and Oscar L. Swann, all of Laurinburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Roy F. Byrd 
BENSON -- Roy Franklin Byrd, 37, of 5212 N.C. 50 North died Monday in his home.
He was a member of Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and was a maintenance technician for Burris Refrigeration and Storage.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rose & Graham Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Glenn McCullen. Burial will be in the Dixon family cemetery.
Mr. Byrd is survived by a sister, Vickie B. Pope of Benson.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Vickie and Mitchell Pope, 1482 Byrdtown Road, Benson.

Mrs. Louise P. Hicks 
VASS -- Mrs. Louise Patterson Hicks, 78, of Ring Road died Monday in Pinehurst Nursing Center in Pinehurst.
She retired from Ithaca Industries.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union Presbyterian Church cemetery by the Rev. Jimmie Phillips.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by a sister, Naomi Smith of Seven Lakes, and two brothers, Linwood Patterson and Leo Patterson, both of Vass.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Fry-Prickett Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Linwood Patterson, Ring Road, Vass.

Rhone T. Anderson 
WHITEVILLE -- Rhone T. Anderson, 66, of Whiteville died Monday in his home.
He was a self-employed businessman and a member of Whiteville United Methodist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Whiteville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Berry Barbour. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Elaine S. Anderson of the home; a daughter, Rexanne A. Harrison of Plymouth; a son, Rhone T. Anderson Jr. of Currie; two stepsons, Aubrey L. Royce and Larry Winburn, both of Conway, S.C.; three sisters, Doretha Cox and May Hinson, both of Bethel community, and Letha Jordan of Burlington; three brothers, Madison Anderson of Greensboro, Layton Ross of Elizabethtown and Jack Anderson of Winston-Salem; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at McKenzie Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Whiteville United Methodist Church, or to a favorite charity.

James P. Hart 
Retired Master Sgt. James Pete Hart, 69, of 731 Glensford Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Ruth P. Hart of the home.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

James ‘Cotten’ Gathings 
WEST END -- James Grady “Cotten” Gathings, 50, of West End died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Boles Funeral Home and Crematory in Seven Lakes. Burial will be in Culdee Cemetery.
Mr. Gathings is survived by a daughter, Sherry Fore of Hamlet; three sons, Jamie Gathings of Orlando, Fla., Jeff Newton of Vass and Stephen Newton of Hamlet; his mother and stepfather, Leona W. and Bill Craven of West End; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gathings of Rockingham; two sisters, Dianne Frye of West End and Kay McDonald of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Sammy Gathings of Rockingham; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

William ‘Buddy’ Griffith 
ABERDEEN -- William Preston “Buddy” Griffith, 71, of Aberdeen died Monday in his home.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Aberdeen Restaurant.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ives Memorial Church in Pinebluff by the Rev. Don Ballenger. Burial with full military honors will be in Bethesda Cemetery.
Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife, Violet M. Griffith; three daughters, Sherry Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, Gayle Garner of Pinehurst and Susie Greene of Aberdeen; four sisters, Annie Lee of Sanford, Evelyn Kubes of Wilmington, Marion Breece of Holden Beach and Nellie Wilson of Aberdeen; a brother, Robert Griffith of Concord; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Boles Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines.

George A. McDougald 
LUMBERTON -- George Allen McDougald, 46, of Route 7 died Thursday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Panthersford Presbyterian Church cemetery by Elder Ronald Michaux.
Mr. McDougald is survived by two daughters, Quantica D. McDougald and Cristian F. McDougald, both of Fairmont; a son, Dwayne E. Moore of Lumberton; three sisters, Patricia A. McDougald and Linda S. Little, both of Red Springs, and Mary E. McDougald of Baltimore; and a brother, James D. McDougald of Red Springs.
The family will receive friends today from 9 a.m. to noon at McMillan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Irene N. Bethea 
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Irene Nichols Bethea, 85, of Martin Luther King Drive died Friday in Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.
She was a member of McCormick Chapel AME Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in McCormick Chapel AME Church by the Rev. A.R. Jenkins. Burial will be in Marsh Cemetery in Barnesville.
Mrs. Bethea is survived by a daughter, Emma B. Campbell of Lumberton; two sons, Henry J. Bethea of Wilmington and Kenneth Bethea of Lumberton; brothers and sisters, Maxine N. Leacock of Englewood, N.J., Emma Nichols of Durham, Ruth Bethea of Lumberton, E.P. Bethea, J.C. Bethea, Hannah Bethea and Idamus Bethea, all of Washington, D.C., M.C. B. Fincher of Buffalo, N.Y., Robert Bethea and Earlene Bethea, both of Seattle; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Maultsby & Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Campbell, 520 Swan Drive, Lumberton, and at the home.

Mrs. Ruth Y. Cox 
CARY -- Mrs. Ruth Yarborough Cox, 66, of 308 E. Park St., formerly of Sanford, died Sunday in Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home chapel in Sanford by the Rev. Chris Wroten. Burial will be in Lee Memory Gardens in Sanford.
Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband, Cameron ‘’Bill” Cox of Cary; two sons, Cameron Cox Jr. of Greensboro and James Cox of Lafayette, La.; four sisters, Willa Holder of Sanford, Frances Venable of Carthage, and Hester McKay and Carolyn Dull, both of Cameron; five brothers, Neal Yarborough, Archie Yarborough and Steve Yarborough, all of Sanford, Malcolm Yarborough of Garner and John Yarborough of Cameron; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Cary Public Library, 310 S. Academy St., Cary, N.C. 27511.

Sadie S. Brayboy 
LAURINBURG -- Sadie Stevens Brayboy, 78, of Hasty Road died Monday in Century Care nursing home.
She was a homemaker.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Butler Funeral Service chapel by the Rev. Alfred Bridges. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Mrs. Brayboy is survived by two daughters, Marie Beam of Fayetteville and Mary Smith of La Follette, Tenn.; a son, Marshall Stevens of E. Laurinburg; a sister, Maggie Clark of Laurinburg; three brothers, Everette Hinson of Laurel Hill, Lester Hinson of Stedman and Ed Hinson of Griffton; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Florence C. Brinkley 
ROSEBORO -- Mrs. Florence Capps Brinkley, 86, of 2120 Pleasant Union Road died Sunday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Butler Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Jackson. Burial will be in Pleasant Union Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Brinkley is survived by two daughters, Doris Davis of Burlington and Mary Jones of Winnabow; three sons, Edmond Owen of Fayetteville, Thomas Owen of Linden and Joseph T. Brinkley of Roseboro; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Alexandra P. Dais 
Mrs. Alexandra Papakostas Dais, 87, of 5306 Hampton Road, Fayetteville, died Monday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church by Father Chrysostom Manuel and George P. Vlahos. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery Section 3.
Mrs. Dais is survived by a daughter, Fannie D. Lappas of Fayetteville; a son, George D. Dais of Fayetteville; two sisters, Loukia Kleitsakis of Greece and Vasiliki Vlahos of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Chrysostom Papakostas and Constantine Papakostas, both of Greece; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oak Ridge Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305.
A Trisagon service will be held tonight at 7:30 at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

Mrs. Georgia Hedgepeth 
HAMLET -- Mrs. Georgia Hedgepeth, 86, of Dobbins Heights community died Thursday in Hamlet Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Thomas Wooten. Burial will be in Dobbins Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Service.
Mrs. Hedgepeth is survived by her mother, Leroy Burnett of the home.

Ms. Estella M. Burns 
SANFORD -- Ms. Estella M. Burns, 83, of Sanford died Friday in Taft Place in Vass.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Knotts Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. K.P. Johnson. Burial will be in Frye’s Chapel Cemetery.


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