Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obituaries published June 29, 1997

Mrs. Sana F. Rockwell

WHITEVILLE -- Mrs. Sana Francis Rockwell, 92, of Whiteville died Friday in Shoreland Retirement Center.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Peacock’s Chapel in the Pines by the Rev. Maurice Gilliam. Burial will be in Rockwell family cemetery.

Mrs. Rockwell is survived by a daughter, Faye R. Seale of Monticello, Ga.; and a grandson.

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

Mrs. Margaret G. Lambert

SUPPLY -- Mrs. Margaret Grissom Lambert, 80, of Supply, formerly of the Cape Fear area died Saturday in Myrtle Beach Manor.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte. Arrangements are being handled by McKenzie Mortuary Service.

Mrs. Lambert is survived by a son, Raymond T. Lambert of Supply; two sisters, Lillie M. Cochran of Lincolnton and Annie R. Denton of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Samuel T. Grissom of Lincolnton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Michael Gilchrist

ROSEBORO -- Michael Gilchrist, 44, of 235 Turkey Farm Lane died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Butler and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howard family cemetery.

Mr. Gilchrist is survived by his wife, Renetta Knight of Coleen, Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Cooper of Roseboro; three sisters, Patricia Parker of Roseboro, Lynda Cooper of Burlington, Vt., and Margo Cooper of Roseboro; three half-brothers, Martin Washington of Alpharette, Ga., Danny Washington of Newburg, N.Y., and Glaron Monk of Hudson, N.Y.; and his foster grandmother, Bettie Beatty of Salemburg.

The public will be received Tuesday at noon at the funeral home.

Mrs. Alma K. Fry

Mrs. Alma Kinlaw Fry, 63, of 4701 Sevilla Circle, Fayetteville, died Friday in her home.

She was a member of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Rogers & Breece Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. David Crocker. There will be a private burial.

Mrs. Fry is survived by her husband, Dudley L. Fry Jr. of the home; two sons, Michael L. Fry of Scott AFB, Ill., and Randell P. Fry of Apex; four sisters, Lena K. Martin, Grace K. Melvin and Janie Melvin all of Tar Heel, and Hazel K. Gibson of St. Pauls; and four grandchildren.

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

O.B. Garris Jr.

PINEHURST -- O.B. Garris Jr., 74, of Pinehurst died Friday in his home.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and received the Purple Heart. He worked as Director of Photography at WNAO in Raleigh, founded Century Studio in Raleigh and was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Boles Funeral Home and Crematory chapel in Southern Pines.

Mr. Garris is survived by his wife, Lynn S. Garris of Pinehurst; a son, Garrett W. Garris of Everett, Wash.; three daughters, Joy L. Boyette, Carolyn “Candy” Hicks and Randi Ostack, all of Raleigh; a brother, Bert Garris of Edenton; two sisters, Annette Barbour of Ellerbe and Lacy Williams of Clayton; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans, 625 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

John Q. Watkins Sr.

ROCKINGHAM -- John Q. Watkins Sr., 88, of 210 Watkins Loop Road in Beaver Dam Community died Friday in Hamlet Hospital in Hamlet.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Mt. Zion United Church of Christ by the Rev. Eddie L. Weathers. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by McEachern Funeral Home.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Lillie S. Watkins of the home; three daughters, Carrie W. Peterson of Rockingham, Fannie W. Haywood of Hampton, Va., and Martha W. Bailey of Raleigh; two sons, John Q. Watkins Jr., of Rockingham and Leotis Watkins of Piscatoway, N.J.; three sisters, Ruth Terry of Bennettsville, S.C., Willie Cameron of Rockingham and Esther Chandler of High Point; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The public will be received tonight from 7 to 8 at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Church of Christ.

Malcolm M. Woodward

CLINTON -- Malcolm McCray Woodward, 74, of 35 Veterans Lane died Saturday in his home.

He was a member of Rowan Baptist Church, an Army veteran and a retired postal carrier.

The funeral will be conducted at 5 p.m. today in Rowan Baptist Church by the Rev. Aubrey Quakenbush. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Mr. Woodward is survived by his wife, Minnie W. Woodward of Clinton; a son, Kirt W. Woodward of Kinston; and a sister, Nellie G. Tew of Clinton.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Rowan Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Rowan Road, Clinton, N.C. 28328.

Lacy D. Carteret

LONG BEACH -- Lacy Daniel Carteret, 73, of Long Beach, formerly of Whiteville died Saturday.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Oak Island VFW Post 10226 and Joy Assembly in Southport and was employed by Red and White General Store for 22 years.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Trinity Baptist Church in Whiteville by the Revs. Stephen Bailey and Jackie Godwin. Burial will be in Columbus Memorial Park.

Mr. Carteret is survived by his wife, Frances A. Carteret; two sons, Jerry W. Carteret of Macon, Ga., and Joe Carteret of Long Beach; three daughters, Geraldine C. Cartret of Tabor City, Patricia C. Roscoe of Boiling Springs and Mary C. Horne of Whiteville; two brothers, Julius Carteret of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Marvin L. Carteret of Bolivia; a sister, Shula Nealey of Whiteville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 in Peacock’s Chapel in the Pines.

Memorials may be made to Oak Island VFW Post 10226, S.E. 50th St., Long Beach, N.C. 28465 and the Oak Island Rescue Unit, Oak Island Dr., Long Beach, N.C., 28465.

James W. Highsmith

RALEIGH -- James Wendell Highsmith, 36, of 709 Belmont Dr., formerly of Harrells died Thursday in Wake Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Garland First Baptist Church by the Rev. Samuel C. McDonald. Burial will be in Finell Cemetery in Harrells.

Mr. Highsmith is survived by two sons, Derrick Highsmith and James W. Highsmith Jr., both of Harrells; three sisters, Linda H. Johnson and Cheryl A. Highsmith, both of Raleigh, and Gertrude Johnson of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; seven brothers, Winfred Highsmith of Philadelphia, Kator C. Highsmith of Ivanhoe, Henry V. Highsmith of Raleigh, Johnell Highsmith of Harrells, Ronald R. Highsmith of Clinton and Leon Robinson and Quincy Robinson, both of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Summerville-Boykin Mortuary chapel.

Jimmy R. Scott

PEMBROKE -- Jimmy R. Scott, 18, of Route 1, died Friday.

Arrangements will be announced by Locklear & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Doris F. Hall

Mrs. Doris Fant Hall, 86, of 6424 Greengate Hill Road, Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Old Stone Church cemetery in Clemson, S.C. Arrangements are being handled by McDougald Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hall is survived by a son, John F. Hall of Fayetteville; a sister, Martha F. Barnes of Anderson, S.C.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Reilly Road Presbyterian Church, 208 S. Reilly Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28314.

Marvin Freeman

Marvin Freeman, 46, of Route 7, Box 197A, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Willis Creek AME Zion Church by the Rev. Keith Newsome. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Mary Hutchinson of Nashville, Tenn.; four sons, Marvin Freeman Jr., Chris Freeman and Kelvin Freeman, all of Fayetteville, and Brendon Clay of Seabrook, Md.; a daughter, Teresa Tinsley of Fayetteville; his mother, Lear Freeman of Fayetteville; nine sisters, Edith Burden, Mary McDave, Juanetta Brown, Patricia Curry, Jeanette Jones, Gwyne Whitted and Betty Currie, all of Fayetteville, Vernelda Bonet of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marica Ware of the home; nine brothers, James Freeman, Willie Freeman, Ira Freeman, Edison Freeman, Melton Freeman, Kenneth Freeman and Jerry Whitted, all of Fayetteville, Claude Freeman of Maryland and William Freeman Jr. of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.

The public will be received today from noon to 8 p.m. at Cunnigham & Sons Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the home.

Mrs. Peggy S. Pope

Mrs. Peggy Sugg Pope, 62, of 306 Jefferson Dr., Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Reeves Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. John Hedgepeth. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband, Louis D. Pope; a daughter, Theresa Rocker of Fayetteville; two sons, Roger Pope of Fayetteville and David Pope of Parkton; four brothers, Charles Sugg, James Sugg and Fred Sugg, all of Goldsboro and Buck Sugg of Cary; five sisters, Helen Whitley of Goldsboro, Elizabeth Rowell of Raleigh, Catherine Dawson and Marion Minchew, both of Eureka and Sally Molina of Winston-Salem; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Grace S. Shaw

BLADENBORO -- Mrs. Grace Smith Shaw, 73, of Bladenboro died Friday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

She was retired from the Bladen County School System, was a volunteer for the elderly and the Women’s Missionary Union Thrift Store and was a member of First Baptist Church of Bladenboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Bladenboro by the Rev. Russell Cherry. Burial will be in Pinecrest cemetery.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by her husband, Julian C. Shaw of the home; five daughters, Doris Gulledge of Belmont, Fran Penny of Whiteville, Shelby Storms of Bladenboro, Carol H. Evans of Wadesboro and Tammy Blackston of Rock Hill, S.C.; two stepsons, E.C. Shaw of Bladenboro and Rudy Shaw of Raleigh; a brother, Charles T. Smith of Lumberton; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Bladen We Care (Lower Cape Fear Hospice), P.O. Box 1569, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.

McNeill Watkins

RIVERTON -- McNeill Watkins, 71, of Riverton, formerly of Whiteville died Wednesday.

He was a Navy veteran, retired from Texaco and was a member of Trinidad Yacht Club, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and the New York Yacht Club.

A private service was held Saturday on the banks of the Lumbee River. Arrangements were handled by Cape Fear Crematory.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Watkins of the home; and three sons, McNeill Watkins II of Washington, D.C., Wayne A. Watkins of Pittsboro and Douglas B. Watkins of London, England.

Lumis W. Strickland

CLINTON -- Lumis Wright Strickland, 84, of 5060 Mt. Moriah Church Road died Friday in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Hickory Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnny Armstrong. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Geneva D. Strickland of the home; two daughters, Betty Heard of Savannah, Ga., and Jenny Williamson of Mauldin, S.C.; a sister, Blanche Shipp of Clinton; and four granddaughters.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11341 North U.S. 421, Clinton, N.C. 28328.

Mrs. Edna H. Kinlaw

WHITE LAKE -- Mrs. Edna Horne Kinlaw, 73, of White Lake died Saturday in Fayetteville.

The furneral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown by the Revs. Robert E. Bergland and Roger Horne. Burial will be in the Horne family cemetery in Wilmington.

Mrs. Kinlaw is survived by two sons, Bill Kinlaw of Wilmington and Tim Kinlaw of Fayetteville; a sister, Elyse H. Carter of Wilmington; two brothers, Wesley Horne and Roger Horne, both of Wilmington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The public will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home in Bladenboro.

Mrs. Maudie Lee Robinson Rozier

ST. PAULS -- Mrs. Maudie Lee Robinson Rozier, 102, of 47 Maudie-Rozier Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

She was a member of Millers Chapel United Methodist Church and Love and Peace #478 United Order of Tent.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Millers Chapel United Methodist Church by the Revs. W.E. Cummings, J.F. Cummings and James Malloy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The arrangements are being handled by McMillan Funeral Home of Lumberton.

Mrs. Rozier is survived by two sons, Simon Rozier of Washington, D.C., and Artis Lesane of St. Pauls; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The public will be received at the funeral home today at noon.

Mrs. Eva M. Nance

LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Eva Mae Nance, 73, of 1020 Rowan Road died Saturday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Fairmont.

Mrs. Kate M. Culbreth

CLINTON -- Mrs. Kate Berline McLemore Culbreth, 86, of 120 Southwood Drive, formerly of Garland died Friday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. in Briar Branch Baptist Church by the Revs. Steve Butler and Barry Helms. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was a member of Briar Branch Baptist Church.

Mrs. Culbreth is survived by two daughters, Mirtis Johnson of Garland and Mary Robinson of Sumter, S.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro and at other times at 3788 Bull Street in Garland.

Mrs. Gladys L. Moore

ABERDEEN -- Mrs. Gladys L. Moore, 77, of 1010 Pee Dee Road died Friday in her home.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph AME Church by the Rev. Barrington Ross. Burial will be in Berkley Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore is survived by four daughters, Mary Hailey of Rockingham, Catherine Moore of the home, Edith Moore of Southern Pines and Marie Campbell of Aberdeen; three sisters, Selena Rush and and Nan Johnson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Daisy Howie of Ohio, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kendrick Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

Joseph M. Whitted

CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MD. -- Joseph M. Whitted, 63, of Capital Heights, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C. died Wednesday in Capital Heights.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Chapel Grove AME Zion Church by the Rev. Linda Lock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Whitted is survived by two daughters, Regina Whitted of Laurel, Md., and Virginia “Virgee” Whitted of Capital Heights; four sisters, Viola Jackson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Loleia Ponce of Bronx, N.Y., and Florine Clark and Hattie Paul, both of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.

Mrs. Cora Holman

Mrs. Cora Holman, 66, of 6005 Cheshire Court, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Thomas H. Moore

WHITEVILLE -- Thomas Harold Moore, 85, of Whiteville died Saturday in Columbus County Hospital.

He was an Army Veteran of World War II, retired from L.K. Fuller Furniture Store and was a member of Whiteville United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Whiteville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Berry Barbour. Burial will be in Columbus Memorial Park.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mildred B. Moore of the home; a son, Thomas H. Moore Jr., of Wilmington; a daughter, Linda Ray of Williamston; a brother, William Moore of Elizabeth City; a sister, Faye Frick of Charlotte; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The public will be received tonight from 6 to 8 at Kenzie Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Whiteville United Methodist Church or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Obituaries published June 30, 1997

Mrs. Earla Shropshire

Mrs. Earla Shropshire, 65, of 6059 Louise St., Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lewis Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. John D. Fuller Sr. Entombment will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Cunningham & Sons Mortuary.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Melvin Shropshire Jr. of the home; two daughters, Zevalda McPherson of Hillsborough and Dunyil Morris of Fayetteville; two sons, Jerald Shropshire of Marietta, Ga., and Melvin Shropshire III of Fayetteville; and 12 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Mrs. Carolyn A. Hopkins

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hopkins, 45, of 1004 Able St. died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Zion AME Zion Church by the Rev. Florance Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hopkins is survived by two daughters, Erica Hopkins and Jessica McKiver, both of Elizabethtown; two sons, Phillip Hopkins and Howard L. Hopkins, both of Elizabethtown; her mother, Maggie L. Kelly of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Brenda Evans of St. Louis, Mo., Ollie Kelly of Baltimore and Margaret Purdy of Elizabethtown; a brother, Kenneth Kelly of Elizabethtown; and five grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

Enoch M. Turnage

SANFORD -- Enoch Monroe Turnage, 72, of 3104 Hillandale Drive died Saturday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

He was retired from the Navy.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church by the Rev. Gerald Bridges. Burial with full military honors will be in Buffalo Cemetery.

Mr. Turnage is survived by his wife, Cinda O. Turnage; two daughters, Theresa Harrington of Broadway and Cynthia Wicker of Sanford; three sisters, Sudie Howell, Marie Hodges and Josephine Brigman, all of Hamlet; and five grandchildren.

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

Shawn S. Knisley

Lance Cpl. Shawn S. Knisley, 21, of 808 Bedford Drive, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Oceanside, Calif.

Arrangements will be announced by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wynell S. Averitt

RAEFORD -- Mrs. Wynell Smith Averitt, 62, of Raeford died Sunday in her home.

She was a member of Raeford First Baptist Church and had retired from civil service as a budget analyst.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Raeford Baptist Church by the Revs. Don Satterwhite and Billy Beaver. Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.

Mrs. Averitt is survived by her husband, Charles A. Averitt Sr. of Raeford; a son, Charles A. Averitt Jr. of Raeford; two daughters, Charlene A. Smith of Asheboro and Cindy A. Bolton of Raeford; four sisters, Mary Arnette of Dillon, S.C., Ann Camp of Columbus, Pat Swindell of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Louise Floyd of Kingstree, S.C.; two brothers, Bernis Smith of Lexington and Jack Smith of Lancaster, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church bus fund, 333 N. Main St., Raeford, N.C. 28376, or to Hospice of Hoke County, P.O. Box 879, Raeford, N.C. 28376.

Eugene Ford

LAUREL HILL -- Eugene Ford of Route 2 died Saturday in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.

Arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

Woodrow Hayes

Woodrow Hayes, 59, of 1742 Berridale Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Christ Cathedral on Deep Creek Road by the Rev. Lorenzo Jones. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Cunningham & Sons Mortuary.

Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Grace L. Hayes of the home; two daughters, Carolyn R. Hayes of the home and Deborah Capers of Ohio; two sons, Barron L. Hayes of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Bradford L. Hayes of Fayetteville; his mother, Virginia Page of Apex; nine sisters, Luvina Williams, Rebecca Stroud, Carolyn Capers, Lucille Eubanks and Claudia A. McLean, all of Chapel Hill, Wyonna Terry of Alaska, Christine Page of Apex, Angela Lassiter of Hillsborough and Doris A. Bowdens of Ohio; and five brothers, Gentle Page of Cary, Johnny L. Page of Hillsborough, and John W. Page, Rodney O. Page and Terry Page, all of Apex.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Joseph A. Meyer

Joseph Alan Meyer, 18, of 2008 Harrow Place, Fayetteville, died Saturday.

Arrangements will be announced by Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills.

Mrs. Rosetta Smith

CLINTON -- Mrs. Rosetta Smith, 80, of 311 Devane St. died Friday in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Marcus O. Becton. Burial will be in Wilson Chapel Church cemetery.

Mrs. Smith is survived by three sons, David J. Smith and Lewis Smith, both of Clinton, and Clarence Smith of Turkey; five sisters, Mary Bennett and Alberta Downing, both of New Bern, Rosa Smith of Clinton, Kathleen Watkins of Albany, N.Y., and Velma Parker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, James E. Brock of New Bern; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The public will be received today from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Roberta McNeill

LAURINBURG -- Mrs. Roberta McNeill, 82, of 8900 Hasty Road died Wednesday.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Matthew Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. McNeill is survived by two daughters, Virginia Covington and Christine Malloy, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Mildred Campbell of Brooklyn; a brother, Oscar Bittle; and one grandson.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Morris Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eva D. Nichols

Mrs. Eva Dowd Nichols, 75, of 204 Haigh St., Fayetteville, died Sunday in her home.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church and of the Molly Johnson Sunday school class. She retired from the United Way as an administrative assistant.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Val Chadwick. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by three daughters, Donna N. Wheatcraft of Wilmington, Teresa N. Crawford of Charlotte and Oppie N. Jordan of Raleigh; three sons, Ray Nichols of Wilmington, William R. Nichols of Stedman and Andy Nichols of Fayetteville; a sister, Percy Royal of Clinton; and 12 grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 522 Person St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301, or to a favorite charity.

Joseph H. Fortune

CAMERON -- Joseph Heath Fortune, 78, of 34 Donna Lynn Lane died Saturday in Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

No services are planned. Arrangements are being handled by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Mr. Fortune is survived by his wife, Elaine B. Fortune; a daughter, Barbara Hawks of Glen Carbon, Ill.; three sisters, June Evans and Eulalie Rupprecht, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Shirlee Potter of Bettendorf, Iowa; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Thelma S. Brett

SANFORD -- Mrs. Thelma Stancil Brett, 84, of 2219 Courtland Drive died Sunday in Central Carolina Hospital.

She was a retired nurse.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Elton Bryan and Jettie Parker. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Brett is survived by her husband, Bascom Brett; a son, Clifton M. Brett of Sanford; a sister, Mary Creech of Zebulon; two brothers, James W. Stancil of Raleigh and Jimmy Stancil of Zebulon; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home and at other times at 503 Fraizer Drive.

Jimmy R. Scott

PEMBROKE -- Jimmy Ray Scott, 18, of Route 1 died Friday.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in Mount Airy Baptist Church by the Revs. Charles W. Maynor and John L. Locklear Jr. Burial will be in the Oxendine family cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Locklear & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Scott is survived by his mother, Jackie Scott of the home; his father, James A. Scott of Pembroke; two sisters, Jacqueline Scott and Tiffany C. Scott, both of the home; two brothers, James A. Scott Jr. and James H. Scott, both of the home; and his paternal grandmother, Nancy Scott of Pembroke.


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