Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obituaries published June 22, 1997

Mrs. Ruby W. Nye 
PEMBROKE -- Mrs. Ruby Walters Nye, 79, of Pemberton Place Nursing Center, formerly of Orrum, died Sunday.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Floyd Memorial Cemetery in Fairmont by the Rev. John Cashwell.
Mrs. Nye is survived by two daughters, Jane Johnson of Orrum and Vivian Greene of Barnesville; two sisters, Fonnie W. Case of De Bary, Fla., and Dorothy W. Cashwell of Lumberton; six brothers, Henry C. Walters of Dunedin, Fla., Voyd G. Walters of Daytona, Fla., Allen Walters of Florence, S.C., Wayne Walters of Newark, Del., Nick Walters and Steve Walters, both of Dillon, S.C.; two stepsisters, Ruby Carpenter of Roanoke Rapids and Edna Kenyon of Casselberry, Fla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Vivian Greene, Princess Anne Road, Barnesville.

Buddy L. Black 
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Buddy Lewis Black, 62, of 5006 Starbeam Drive, Fayetteville, died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills. Burial with full military honors will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Patricia B. Black; two daughters, Regina M. Scott of Autryville and Athena A. Thomsen of Fort Polk, La.; a son, Matthew W. Black of Fayetteville; two sisters, Annie S. Hall and Lazelle G. McAlister, both of Gastonia; seven brothers, Dale Black, Walt Black, John Black, Paul Black, Bob Black, Randy Black and G.L. Black, all of Gastonia; six grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Jimmie ‘Bop’ Sharpe 
SANFORD -- Jimmie Dan “Bop” Sharpe, 62, of Route 14 died Monday in his home.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Swann Station Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a carpenter.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Swann Station Baptist Church by the Revs. Russell Blackmon and Bob Brown. Burial will be in Cameron Grove cemetery.
Mr. Sharpe is survived by his wife, Doris B. Sharpe; a daughter, Jill McNeill of Broadway; a son, Jack Sharpe of Sanford; two sisters, Margie Icard of Aiken, S.C., and Dot Dixon of Sanford; a brother, Delano Castleberry of Holden Beach; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer Research Center, P.O. Box 3600, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27710, or to Hospice of Lee County, 512 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Rexford K. Parker
FAIRMONT -- Rexford Keith Parker, 30, of S. Main Street died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Centerville Baptist Church by the Revs. Dougald McLaurin and Eric Rich. Burial will be in Floyd Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Floyd Mortuary of Lumberton.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Vanessa B. Parker of the home; his parents, Rex and Cherryll Parker of Fairmont; two brothers, Michael Parker of Lumberton and Lane Parker of Fairmont; and his paternal grandfather, Rexford Parker Sr. of Fairmont.

Mrs. Bonnie P. McMillan 
ORRUM -- Mrs. Bonnie Parker McMillan, 44, of Elijah Road died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in New Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Lesaundri Hunt.
Mrs. McMillan is survived by her husband, Johnny McMillan of the home; two sisters, Margaret P. McDonald of Fayetteville and Brenda P. Cooke of St. Pauls; and two brothers, William P. Parker of Fayetteville and Joseph F. Parker of Trinity.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary in Lumberton.

Mrs. Frances S. Stokes 
ERWIN -- Mrs. Frances Surles Stokes, 86, of 110 Barnes St. died Saturday in Good Hope Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Pisgah Original Freewill Baptist Church by Vice-Bishop Reginald Hinton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Stokes is survived by three daughters, Annie M. Thomas of Triangle, Va., Annie J. Bethea of Erwin and Carolyn Ewell of Alexandria, Va.; 9 sons, Sam Surles of Smithfield, James M. Stokes of Dayton, Ohio, Willie L. Stokes and Chester Stokes, both of Dunn, Isaac Stokes, Conrad Stokes and Rayvon Stokes, all of Greenville, S.C., Leon Stokes of Washington, D.C., and Bobby Stokes and Gene Stokes, both of Fuquay-Varina; a sister, Rosie Pittman of Vero Beach, Fla.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

Daniel Walker 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Daniel Walker, 65, of Brooklyn, formerly of Hallsboro, N.C., died Friday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Peoples Funeral Home chapel in Whiteville, N.C., by the Rev. V.R. Cherry. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Memorial Park in Hallsboro.
Mr. Walker is survived by a sister, Doretha Brooks of Whiteville; and four brothers, Milton Howard, James Howard, Woodrow Howard and Roosevelt Howard, all of Hallsboro.

Marvin O. Beatty 
WHITEVILLE -- Marvin Oneall Beatty, 12, of 126 Summersett Drive died Saturday in Riegelwood.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Lawrence Bowers Cultural Arts Center in Whiteville by the Rev. Dorian Suggs. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery in Bolton. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home.
Marvin is survived by his parents, Earlene and Marvin S. Beatty III; a brother, Rashawn Beatty of the home; his paternal grandparents, Mamie and Marvin Beatty Jr. of Bolton; and his maternal grandmother, Audrey Brown of Riegelwood.

Jackie Burns 
WHITEVILLE -- Jackie Burns, 47, of 603 Davis Ave. died Monday in Columbus County Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Diamond Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Lewis Cokley. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home.
Mr. Burns is survived by his mother, Alease B. Randall of Whiteville; his father, L.C. Gore of Elizabethtown; five sisters, Carolyn R. Butler of Arkadelphia, Ark., Vivian R. Jones of Alamogordo, N.M., Gayle R. McKoy of Council, Crystal L. Burns of Charlotte and Rhonda B. McLean of Whiteville; a brother, Renard Burns of Baltimore; and his paternal grandmother, Rosie Gore of Whiteville.
The family will receive friends at the home of Alease Randall, 701 W. Burkhead St., Whiteville.

Weldon V. Storms 
BLADENBORO -- Weldon Vance Storms, 62, of Bladenboro died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Baptist Church by the Rev. Orbin Gibson. Burial will be in Galeed Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Storms is survived by his wife, Phyllis Storms of the home; three stepdaughters, Phillis Christian and Nancy Sampson, both of Bladenboro, and Betty J. Allen of Florence, S.C.; his mother, Laura Storms of Bladenboro; six sisters, Mrs. Curtis Hilburn, Linda Rising and Sara West, all of Bladenboro, Mrs. Jack Grimes of Tar Heel, Nancy Beaucanon of Sunset Beach, and Mrs. Robert Green of Centralville, Va., two brothers, Howard Storms and Eugene Storms, both of Bladenboro; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Lewis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lela ‘Pig’ Young 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mrs. Lela Mae Shaw “Pig” Young of Washington, D.C., formerly of Sanford, N.C., died Sunday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Watson Mortuary of Sanford.
The family will be at the home of Vida Smith, 615 York St., Sanford.

Edwin T. Maddox Sr. 
LAURINBURG -- Edwin Thomas Maddox Sr., 85, of 720 Spruce St. died Monday in his home.
He was a retired meat market manager for Winn-Dixie and Pate’s.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hillside Memorial Park by the Rev. Wil Jackson.
Mr. Maddox is survived by a son, Tommy Maddox of Greensboro; a brother, Ishmael Maddox of Laurinburg; two sisters, Emma N. Maddox and Annie L. Smith, both of Laurinburg; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.

James H. Bruce 
LUMBERTON -- James H. Bruce, 69, of Mohr Plaza died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Biggs Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Lemuel Lawson and George Jackson. Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Bruce is survived by two sisters, Doris Naylor and Adell Hainey, both of Clinton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Eddie M. Blackmon 
PARKTON -- Eddie Marshall Blackmon, 40, of Route 1 died Sunday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Hope Holiness Church by the Rev. Gerald McDowell. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Mr. Blackmon is survived by his wife, Janice Blackmon; six daughters, Shelby Blackmon, Tiffany Blackmon, Jeanet Blackmon, Ashley Blackmon and Chastity Blackmon, all of the home, and Sherrie Blackmon of Wilmington; a son, Eddie M. Blackmon Jr.; his mother, Roene Blackmon of Hope Mills; and five sisters, Barbara Patterson of Hope Mills, Faye Estes and Rita Ratley, both of Fayetteville, Betty Scott of Pembroke and Brenda Blackwell of Raeford.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills.

Mrs. Therest Nichols 
Mrs. Therest Nichols, 47, of 1510 Ripley Place, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Maultsby & Sons Funeral Home of Lumberton.

Mrs. Maudie L. Rozier 
ST. PAULS -- Mrs. Maudie L. Rozier, 102, of 47 Maudie Rozier Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by McMillan Funeral Home of Lumberton.

Mrs. Margaret A. Raines 
COATS -- Mrs. Margaret Ann Raines, 42, of Route 1, Box 495, died Sunday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cutts Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Angier by Elder Thomas Washington. Burial will be in Angier community cemetery.
Mrs. Raines is survived by her husband, John Q. Raines; three daughters, Cassandra R. Ferguson of Angier, and Kena P. Raines and Macy A. Raines, both of the home; eight sisters, Ruby M. Lassiter of Benson, Mary L. Stocks of Temple Hill, Md., Carrie L. Surles of Coats, Rachel L. Raines, Jannie Kornegay and Mary M. McNeill, all of Angier, Rebecca Jones of Fayetteville and Peggy M. Jones of Holly Springs; and three brothers, Sam Pearson Jr. and Willie R. Pearson, both of Fayetteville, and Roy L. Pearson of Angier.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

Franklin D. Cooley 
WILMINGTON -- Franklin Donell Cooley, 45, of 604 Dock St., formerly of Rowland, died Sunday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Cary-Hester Funeral Home of Maxton.

Miss Tracie L. Carter 
RED SPRINGS -- Miss Tracie Lee Carter, 13, of Route 2 died Saturday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Riverside Independent Baptist Church by the Revs. Jerry McNeill and Davey Locklear. Burial will be in the Locklear family cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Locklear & Son Funeral Home of Pembroke.
Tracie is survived by her parents, Leo and Wanda Carter of the home; a sister, Amylee N. Carter of the home; a brother, Deon Hammonds of Lumberton; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marse Locklear of Red Springs; her paternal grandmother, Alene Carter of Lumberton; and her paternal grandfather, Wilton Carter of Red Springs.

John N. Jones IV 
SOUTHERN PINES -- John Tyrek NyJewel Jones IV, infant son of Shaquan Wade of the home and John Jones III of Southern Pines, died Saturday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pentecostal Assembly of Jesus Christ by the Rev. Roy McKoy. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Holiness Church cemetery.
In addition to his parents, John is survived by a sister, Nesha W. Jones of Southern Pines; a brother, Quay M. Wade of Southern Pines; his maternal grandmother, Ethel W. Dockery of Southern Pines; his paternal grandmother, Tracy Kennedy of Southern Pines; and four great-grandparents.
The public will be received today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home.

William Mack 
RAEFORD -- William Mack, 75, of 1250 McNeill Farm Road died Friday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Buie Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Willie J. Carthens. Burial will be in Silver Grove community cemetery.
Mr. Mack is survived by his wife, Linda Mack of the home; three daughters, Michelle Mack of the home, Patricia Mack of Raeford and Priscilla Warren of Fayetteville; a son, William Mack Jr. of Raeford; and 10 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Obituaries published June 23, 1997

Louis R. Faircloth 
CLINTON -- Louis Raeford Faircloth, 67, of 673 Tyndall Town Road died Saturday in Mary Gran Nursing Center.
He was a member of Tyndall Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church and a retired carpenter.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Revs. Jimmie Swinson, T.P. Davis and Troy Tyndall. Burial will be in the Faircloth family cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Royal-Hall Funeral Home.
Mr. Faircloth is survived by his wife, Carolyn T. Faircloth; two daughters, April Faircloth of the home and Connie F. Bordeaux of Clinton; five sons, Billy Faircloth, Layton Faircloth and Lacy W. Faircloth, all of Clinton, David P. Faircloth of Roseboro and James Faircloth of Rocky Point; two stepdaughters, Jane Clark and Brenda Mitchum, both of Clinton; two stepsons, Cecil L. Bryant of Turkey and Jerry W. Bryant of Clinton; six sisters, Louray F. Starling and Shirley F. Carter, both of Roseboro, Elizabeth F. Knowles of Salemburg, Beatrice F. Holland and Martha F. Ezzell, both of Clinton, and Eleanor F. Cannady of Newton Grove; a brother, Ralph B. Faircloth of Roseboro; nine grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Annie Ledbetter 
ROCKINGHAM -- Mrs. Annie Ledbetter, 82, of Rockingham died Sunday in Britthaven Nursing Home in Hamlet.
Arrangements will be announced by Nelson Funeral Service.

Mrs. Phyllis A. James 
SPRING LAKE -- Mrs. Phyllis Ann James, 52, of Spring Lake died Friday in Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ayden Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Farmer Funeral Service of Ayden.
Mrs. James is survived by her husband, Leonard James of the home; a daughter, Tracy A. James of Spring Lake; a son, Anthony Sawyer of Spring Lake; her mother, Del Zora M. Cox of Spring Lake; a sister, Frances Pinder of Greenville; a brother, Gary F. Cox of Smithfield; and four grandchildren.

Marion Johnson Sr. 
GIBSON -- Marion “Sonny” Johnson Sr., 79, of 312 Church St. died Saturday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg.
The family will receive friends at the home of Shirley J. Rogers, 12541 Holly Lane, Laurinburg.

Mrs. Margaret A. Raines 
COATS -- Mrs. Margaret Ann Raines, 42, of Route 1, Box 495, died Sunday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn.
Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

Bobby P. Hunter 
ST. PAULS -- Bobby Preston Hunter, 29, of Alford Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by McKoy & Sons Mortuary.

Donald R. Acker 
MONROE -- Donald Reece Acker, 57, of Monroe, formerly of Cumberland County, died Friday in Union Regional Medical Center.
He was a truck driver for Broadway Commercial Services.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville. Arrangements are being handled by McEwen Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lucille S. Gregory 
HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Lucille Syfrett Gregory, 63, of Hope Mills died Sunday in her home.
She was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by the Rev. David Beck. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by her husband, Walter A. Gregory of the home; her mother, Beatrice K. Syfrett of Fayetteville; a sister, Elinor S. Robeson of Fayetteville; and two brothers, Lee R. Syfrett Jr. of Eastover and Joe K. Syfrett of Spring Lake.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Harold W. Werning 
LUMBERTON -- Harold William Werning, 66, of Clyburn Pines died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
He was retired from the Army.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Floyd Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veteran’s Cemetery in Spring Lake.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at funeral home.

Rexford K. Parker 
FAIRMONT -- Rexford Keith Parker, 30, of 703 S. Main St. died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary in Lumberton.

Grady Lee 
LUMBERTON -- Grady Lee, 80, of Alamac Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Revs. Phillip Bland and H. Ray Ward. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Ruth Lee of the home; two daughters, Joann Edwards and Maxine Townsend, both of Lumberton; a son, Billy Lee of Lumberton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary.

Rodney W. Harrelson 
FOUR OAKS -- Rodney Worth Harrelson, 23, of Four Oaks, formerly of Fairmont, died Saturday.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Big Branch Cemetery in Fairmont by the Rev. Marvin Gwinn.
Mr. Harrelson is survived by a son, Rodney W. Harrelson II of the home; his parents, Worth Harrelson of McClellanville, S.C., and Barbara B. Harrelson of Hardeeville, S.C.; and a brother, Bobby L. Barfield of Georgetown, S.C.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Funeral Services in Fairmont and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Evans, N.C. 904, Fairmont.

Miss Tracie L. Carter 
RED SPRINGS -- Miss Tracie Lynn Carter, 13, of Route 2 died Saturday.
Arrangements will be announced by Locklear & Son Funeral Home of Pembroke.

Mrs. Barbara J. Smith 
ROSEBORO -- Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith, 55, of Route 1, Box 39, died Sunday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Beaver Dam Baptist Church by the Revs. Mickey Yow and Daniel M. Gore. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Thurman L. Smith of the home; a daughter, Lori Smith of the home; a son, Michael H. Smith of the home; and her mother, Georgia B. Autry of Roseboro.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Miss Dorothy L. Dudley 
Miss Dorothy L. Dudley, 47, of 1163 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Fayetteville, formerly of Angier, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Angier by Elder Ray Vango. Burial will be in Angier community cemetery.
Miss Dudley is survived by two sons, Walter L. Dudley and Anthony R. Dudley, both of Fayetteville; four sisters, Emma L. Smith, Nellie M. Zimmerman and Frances L. Elliott, all of Lillington, and Eloise Dudley of Fayetteville; a brother, John W. Dudley of Fayetteville; her grandmother, Sadie L. Pearson of Bennettsville, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.

Norman Campbell 
SEVEN LAKES -- Norman Campbell, 76, of Seven Lakes died Saturday in Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
He was a merchant Marine during World War II and retired after 25 years as a designer engineer for General Electric in Burlington, Vt.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines by Father James Franklin. Arrangements are being handled by Boles Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Louise A. Campbell; two daughters, Patricia W. Caron of Chesapeake, Va., and Lynda A. Dawkins of Lakeview; a son, Kenneth F. Campbell of Duncanville, Texas; a brother, Richard Campbell of Grass Valley, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seven Lakes EMS, 969 Seven Lakes North, West End, N.C. 27376, or to a favorite charity.

Samuel F. Williams 
PINEHURST -- Samuel Francis Williams, 72, of 194 Brookside Road died Saturday in his home.
He retired after 37 years from the U.S. Postal Service.
The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines by the Rev. Larry Russell. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Dorothea “Mamie” Williams of the home; three daughters, Hilda Copes and Saundra Allen, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Charlene Shelton of the home; two sons, Derrick Williams of Bronx, and Carl Payne of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sisters, Synola Williams and Marlena Forester, both of Bronx; five brothers, Christopher Williams, Kendall Williams, Donzell Williams, Tyrell Williams and Bertel Williams, all of Bronx; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Alvin M. Sands 
Alvin M. Sands, 24, of Fayetteville died Sunday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home.

Freddie Murphy Jr. 
CLINTON -- Freddie Murphy Jr., 21, of 1110 Renfrow Road died Sunday in Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

Kenneth DuFour 
SANFORD -- Kenneth DuFour, 76, of 1700 Phillips Drive died Saturday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Carl Rush. Arrangements are being handled by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.
Mr. DuFour is survived by his wife, June V. DuFour; two daughters, Nancy J. Ellis of Sanford and Carol D. Bauman of Spartanburg, S.C.; a brother, Arthur DuFour Jr. of Hudson, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, N.C. 27330, or to Lee County Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 981, Sanford, N.C. 27331.

Mrs. Marcella L. Boyce 
Mrs. Marcella L. Boyce, 74, of 2218 Meadow Road, Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in LaFayette Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mrs. Boyce is survived by her husband, Joseph W. Boyce of the home; two daughters, Debora S. Boyce of Beaufort and Sandra Beasley of Newport; a son, Joseph W. Boyce of Greenville; a sister, Dottie Gough of California; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Samual A. Melvin 
ST. PAULS -- Samual A. Melvin of Route 1 died Saturday in Craven Nursing Home in Durham.
Arrangements will be announced by L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.

Ambrose ‘A.B.’ Bullard Jr. 
CHADBOURN -- Ambrose Bert “A.B.” Bullard Jr., 76, of 1471 Broadway Road died Sunday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
He was a veteran of World War II.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Worthington Funeral Home by the Rev. James H. Godwin. Burial will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Bullard is survived by his wife, Gussie N. Bullard; four sons, Charles E. Bullard and Phillip W. Bullard, both of Chadbourn, Anthony “Tony” Bullard of Sapulpa, Okla., and Ambrose K. Bullard of Knightdale; two brothers, Paul Bullard of Fort Washington, Md., and Thomas Bullard of Astor, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.


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