Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Obituaries published July 1, 1997

Ms. Doris P. Wilson 
Ms. Doris Peele Wilson, 54, of 4326 Swindon Drive, Fayetteville, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Shingleton Funeral Home chapel in Wilson by the Revs. Johnny Wilson and David Proctor. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Deena W. Mims and Jamie W. Horne, both of Fayetteville; a son, Johnathan S. Wilson of Fayetteville; her parents, C.C. and Frances H. Peele Jr. of Middlesex; two sisters, Linda P. Williams of Elm City and Valerie P. Pipkin of Rocky Mount; a brother, Arthur R. Peele of Middlesex; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Cancer Center, Attn: Steve Dow, 1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302.

Miss Tonika McDougald 
SPRING LAKE -- Miss Tonika Rochelle McDougald, 14, of 305 Kelly St. died Sunday in her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.
The family will receive friends at the home of Shirley Campbell, 2019 Lincoln McKay Road, Lillington.

Leslie Staten 
DUNN -- Leslie Staten, 84, of 240 Staten Hall Lane died Monday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Dafford 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 was conducted Monday June 30in Old Stone Church cemetery in Clemson, S.C. by the Rev. B.E. Pettit. Arrangements were handled by McDougald Funeral Home of Anderson, S.C.
Mrs. Hall is survived by a son, John F. Hall of Fayetteville; a sister, Martha F. Barnes of Anderson; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Reilly Road Presbyterian Church, 208 S. Reilly Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28314.

Ms. Windy L. Dunn 
SUMMERFIELD -- Ms. Windy L. Dunn, 33, of 6955 Summerfield Road, formerly of Fayetteville, died Monday in her home.
She was employed by the N.C. Baptist Hospital’s managed care department.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville by the Rev. William Braswell. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Fair Grove United Methodist Church cemetery in Thomasville.
Ms. Dunn is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Dunn of Fayetteville; a son, Justin L. Wombaugh of the home; a brother, Robert L. Dunn of Charlotte; and her maternal grandmother, Lola C. Rothrock of Thomasville.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Haymount United Methodist Church, 1700 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303; or to Fair Grove United Methodist Church cemetery fund, 204 Cedar Lodge Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.

Mrs. Sylvia M. Jones 
Mrs. Sylvia Moore Jones, 39, of Route 2, Fayetteville, died Sunday.
Arrangements will be announced by Tucker & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ethel L. Reaves 
VIENNA, Va. -- Mrs. Ethel L. Reaves of Vienna, formerly of Chadbourn, N.C., died Saturday in Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
She was a registered nurse.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. July 7 in the Post Chapel on Fort Myer in Arlington. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Greene Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reaves is survived by her husband, Curtis F. Reaves Sr. of the home; a son, Curtis F. Reaves Jr.; four sisters, Mary Wearing, Myrtle Robinson, Blanche Myers and Shirley Mitchell; and three brothers, James Myers Jr., William Myers and Harold Myers.

Mrs. Floy H. Bledsole 
ROSEBORO -- Mrs. Floy Horne Bledsole, 89, of 209 S. Plymouth St., Fayetteville, died Sunday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Temple Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hicks. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Arrangements are being handled by Butler Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bledsole is survived by a daughter, Barbara B. Hubbard of Fayetteville; two sisters, Ina M. Wainright of Faison and Beatrice Nelson of High Point; a brother, Gilbert H. Horne of Fayetteville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church building fund.

Henry P. Lucas Sr. 
TURKEY -- Henry Preston Lucas Sr., 92, of 188 Old Lucas Dairy Lane died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Turkey United Methodist Church by the Revs. Robert Ray and Tony Moore. Burial will be in Clinton cemetery.
Mr. Lucas is survived by two daughters, Anna L. Corbett of Zebulon and Mable West of Sneads Ferry; two sons, Henry P. Lucas Jr. and James W. Lucas, both of Turkey; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Royal-Hall Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Joseph A. Meyer 
Joseph A. Meyer, 18, of 2008 Harrow Place, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
He was a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lafayette Memorial Park West by Father John R. Kelly.
Mr. Meyer is survived by his parents, Richard and Jeanette Meyer; a brother, James R. Meyer of the home; a sister, Susan L. Meyer of the home; and his paternal grandmother, Florence Meyer of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills.

Mrs. Frances S. Bass 
CLINTON -- Mrs. Frances Marie Simmons Bass, 85, of 3311 Bass Town Road died Sunday in Sampson Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Royal-Hall Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Charles R. Jernigan. Burial will be in the Bass family cemetery.
Mrs. Bass is survived by a daughter, Clara B. Tart of Garner; a son, Floyd J. Bass of Clinton; two sisters, Thelma Hope of Clinton and Alice Smith of Dunn; four brothers. D.M. McCullen and Zack McCullen, both of Clinton, Carl McCullen of Wilmington and L.A. McCullen of Hampstead; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Floyd J. Bass, 105 Owl Roost, Clinton, N.C. 28328.

Mrs. Melba S. Davis 
BEAUFORT -- Mrs. Melba Smith Rouse Davis, 64, of Beaufort, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday in her home.
A graveside service was conducted Monday June 30in Ocean View Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mrs. Davis is survived by a daughter, Melba R. “Denise” Barton of Morehead City; a son, Marcus E. Rouse III of Beaufort; two stepdaughters, Rachel Hardesty of Atlantic Beach and Christine Miller of Morehead City; two stepsons, Gray Davis of Charlotte and Jim Davis of Raleigh; two sisters, Janie King of Washington and Judy Small of Kinston; and one grandson.

Leola ‘Little Lee’ Roberts 
FAIRMONT -- Mrs. Leola “Little Lee” Roberts, 35, of 710 Red Cross St. died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by Hill Funeral Home.

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. today 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. Shropshire 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.

Walter Mack 
CHADBOURN -- Walter Mack, 17, of 37 Renee Lane died Monday.
Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Thomas A. Moore 
WEST END -- Thomas A. Moore, 69, of West End died Monday in his home.
He was a Marine veteran of World War II and a retired heating and air conditioning contractor.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Beulah Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Max Gilmore. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Barbara G. Moore; a daughter, Dianne M. Williams of Pinehurst; a son, Richard G. Moore of Pinehurst; five sisters, Hazel M. Williamson and Carolyn Moore, both of Pinehurst, Grethel M. Allred and Mable M. Foster, both of Aberdeen and Faye M. Williams of Eagle Springs; a brother, William E. Moore of Pinehurst; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 951, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.

John R. Crutchfield 
DURHAM -- Elder John Rodrick Crutchfield, 73, of 2020 Riddle Road, formerly of Sanford, died Monday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Watson Mortuary of Sanford.

Mrs. Lois Fuller-Talton 
RALEIGH -- Mrs. Lois Mae Fuller-Talton, 63, of 25 Sunnybrook Road, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday in Wake Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Abney Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fayetteville by the Rev. Godwin Mitchell. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Fuller-Talton is survived by two daughters, Roma C. Talton of Fayetteville and Sharon Talton-Chavis of Raleigh; four sons, Dwight C. Talton of Florence, S.C., and Ricky D. Talton, David E. Talton and Alexander Talton, all of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 1 to 8 p.m. at Cunningham & Sons Mortuary.

Mrs. Ida S. Hill 
DUNN -- Mrs. Ida Shackelford Hill, 83, of Dunn died Monday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Hood Memorial Christian Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery by the Revs. Horace Barefoot and Nancy C. Stahl. Arrangements are being handled by Skinner Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hill is survived by a daughter, Carolyn H. Godwin of Raleigh; a son, Jonathan Hill of Raleigh; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Fairfield Circle, Dunn.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Angel Gonzalez 
PARKTON -- Angel Gonzalez, 64, of 2441 Davis Bridge Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
Arrangements will be announced by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Mrs. Mildred L. Wilkerson 
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Mildred Lamb Wilkerson, 69, of 1442 Norment Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Biggs Funeral Home.

Mattie ‘Grandma’ Gore 
CLINTON -- Mrs. Mattie “Grandma” Gore, 84, of 36 Wright Place died Sunday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Grace United Methodist Church by the Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Clarendon.
Mrs. Gore is survived by three daughters, Neldia Corbett of Turkey, Bernice Reynolds of Salter Path and Hazel Kimbro of Clinton; a sister, Alene Todd of Clarendon; three brothers, Lloyd Hinson of Clarendon, Dow Hinson of Lake Waccamaw and Rodney Hinson of Tabor City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thea T. Skipper 
WHITEVILLE -- Mrs. Thea Ann Tyner Skipper, 69, of 1404 Brown-Maultsby Road died Sunday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Union Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Bervin Ferguson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn.
Mrs. Skipper is survived by three daughters, Beth S. Dyson, Beverly S. Norris and Seaney S. Stout, all of Whiteville; three sons, Sherril Skipper, Dale Skipper and Edwin Skipper, all of Whiteville; a sister, Larue Fisher of Whiteville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Union Valley Baptist Church.

Eugene P. Ward 
WHITEVILLE -- Eugene Palmer Ward, 93, of Whiteville died Sunday in Mariner Health Care in Wilmington.
Mr. Ward was a veteran of World War II, serving in the National Guard. He was a member of Lebanon Masonic Lodge and a member of First Baptist Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church by the Revs. Roger Gilbert and Joe Sellers. Burial will be in Columbus Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by McKenzie Mortuary.
Mr. Ward is survived by four sons, Francis E. Ward of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Richard P. Ward of Wilmington, Thomas T. Ward of Chadbourn and Jerry N. Ward of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Leslie Smith of Whiteville; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Whiteville, N.C., or to a favorite charity.

Henry M. Meeks 
RAEFORD -- Henry McIver Meeks, 85, of Raeford died Monday in Open Arms Rest Home.
He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a retired owner and operator of the Raeford Q Club.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crumpler Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Don Satterwhite and Billy Beaver. Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.
Mr. Meeks is survived by his wife, Maggie Meeks of Raeford; two daughters, Rowena Cherry of Columbus, Ga., and Nancy Webster of Fayetteville; a son, Keith Meeks of Surfside Beach, S.C.; a sister, Luzetta Brower of Salisbury; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Effie L. Locklear 
PEMBROKE -- Mrs. Effie Lee Locklear, 83, of 268 Sunrise Road died Sunday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Airy Baptist Church by the Revs. Michael Cummings and Charles W. Maynor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Locklear is survived by her husband, Willie B. Locklear of the home; a daughter, Cynthia Hunt of Pembroke; seven sons, Willie B. Locklear Jr. of Fairmont, Dorsey Locklear and Gerald Locklear, both of Charlotte, Carey Locklear of Fayetteville, Mitchell Locklear of Rowland, and Arnold Locklear and Chris Locklear, both of Pembroke; a sister, Ola L. Goins of Pembroke; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9:30 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.

Obituaries published July 2, 1997

Mrs. Sible R. McLeod 
ANGIER -- Mrs. Sible R. McLeod, 72, of Angier died Monday in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home chapel in Lillington by the Rev. Grover Blackburn. Burial will be in Westview Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. McLeod is survived by her husband, John R. McLeod of the home; a daughter, Sharon M. Adams of Angier; a son, Robert A. McLeod of Fuquay-Varina; four sisters, Jessie Harris of Sanford, and Evelyn Richardson, Ruby Martin and Eva Richardson, all of Greensboro; a brother, James L. Richardson of Stoneville; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Eugene Ford 
LAUREL HILL -- Eugene Ford, 49, of 8725 Peeles Chapel Road died Saturday.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary AME Zion Church by the Revs. Johnnie Henderson and M.W. Davis. Burial with military honors will be in Patterson Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg.
Mr. Ford is survived by a brother, Nathan Monroe of Laurinburg; and three sisters, Delores Oates of Hamlet, Drucella Ford of Hagerstown, Md., and Patricia Gates of New Haven, Conn.
The family will receive friends at the home of Nathan Monroe, 901 E. Scotsdale Road, Laurinburg.

Mrs. Dahlia H. Shaw 
DAVIDSON -- Mrs. Dahlia Hayes Shaw, 77, of Davidson, formerly of Sanford, died Tuesday in Northeastern Medical Center in Concord.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford.
Mrs. Shaw is survived by a daughter, Barbara Willet of Saluda, Va.; a son, Bob Shaw Jr. of Davidson; two sisters, Mary G. Hayes and Annie H. Walden, both of Durham; four brothers, Ralph “Dub” Hayes Jr., Celph L. Hayes and Jack “Bobby” Hayes, all of Durham, and John T. Hayes of Belmont; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Miller Funeral Home in Sanford.

Leslie Staten 
DUNN -- Leslie Staten, 84, of 240 Staten Hall Lane died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church by Elders Larry Baker and Wilson Terry. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
Mr. Staten is survived by his wife, Marie M. Staten of the home; five daughters, Gloria Yates of Indianapolis, Elizabeth Jack of Brooklyn, N.Y., Judy Mickle of Winston-Salem, Glennie Moore of Wake Forest and Geneva Watson of Dunn; three sons, Ernest Staten of Indianapolis, and David Staten and Leroy Bethea, both of Brooklyn; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Bertha O. Bracey 
ROWLAND -- Mrs. Bertha Oldham Bracey, 87, of 2539 N.C. 130 W. died Monday in St. Eugene’s Community Hospital in Dillon, S.C.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ashpole Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ashpole Cemetery by the Rev. William Link. Arrangements are being handled by Floyd Funeral Services of Fairmont.
Mrs. Bracey is survived by a daughter, Nancy B. Lee of Rowland; a son, Gilbert Bracey of Rowland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home of Gilbert Bracey, 75 Ashpole Church Road, Rowland.

Mrs. Virginia C. Coggin 
SANFORD -- Mrs. Virginia Click Coggin, 78, of 1212 Caviness Drive died Monday in Central Carolina Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Home.
Mrs. Coggin is survived by her husband, Walter “Buck” Coggin Sr.; two daughters, Rebecca C. Von Canon and Elaine C. Meadows, both of Sanford; two sons, Walter E. Coggin Jr. and James M. Coggin, both of Sanford; a sister, Cuba Saunders of Winston-Salem; a brother, Grady M. Click of Kure Beach; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Von Canon, 1806 Windmill Drive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice, or to First Baptist Church building fund.

Ms. Annie Rich 
CLINTON -- Ms. Annie Rich, 68, of 508 Pine St. died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eva M. Nance 
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Eva Mae McNair Nance, 73, of 1020 Rowan Road died Saturday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Saint John AME Church in Fairmont.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Saint John AME Church by the Rev. Alexander Davis. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Mrs. Nance is survived by a brother, John W. McNair of Fayetteville, and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at Community Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Joann Messam 
Staff Sgt. Joann Messam, 35, of 4409 Garnette Drive, Fayetteville, died June 25 in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Salvation Holiness Church in Lake City, Fla. Arrangements are being handled by Combs Funeral Home of Lake City.
Mrs. Joann Messam is survived by her husband, Floyd Messam of the home; three daughters, Lashawn Jackson, Shavon Jackson and Tonise Messam, all of the home; a son, Cornelius C. Jackson of the home; her father, James Williams of Lake City; and two brothers, Randy Williams and Phillip Williams, both of Lake City.

Mrs. Sylvia M. Jones 
Mrs. Sylvia Moore Jones, 39, of Fayetteville died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Greater First Baptist Church in Cedar Creek by the Rev. N.P. Brodie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Tucker & Sons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Lonnie R. Jones of the home; three sons, Kenneth D. Moore, Lonnie R. Jones Jr. and Kevin N. Jones, all of the home; a brother, George A. Moore of Fayetteville; four sisters, Janice M. McKoy, Delphine M. McKenzie, Donna L. Moore and Kim M. Underwood, all of Fayetteville; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at the home of Donna Moore, 3429 Thorndike, Fayetteville.

Ms. Edith A. Roberts 
Ms. Edith Alfreda Roberts, 70, of 420 Old Farm Road, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Village Green Nursing Home.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Tucker & Sons Funeral Home chapel by Father Augustine Joseph. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.
Ms. Roberts is survived by a daughter, Lillian Saunders of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; two brothers, Manassah Fabian of Antigua and Ernest Fabian of Trinidad; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joshua Locklear 
PEMBROKE -- Joshua Locklear, 51, of Route 1, Box 288, died Saturday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Thompson’s Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. David Locklear. Burial will be in Burnt Swamp Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Locklear is survived by two sons, David J. Locklear of Maiden and Gregory A. Locklear of Detroit; his mother, Alene Locklear of Pembroke; three sisters, Berlene Locklear of Pembroke, Patsy Crosato of Detroit and Rose Martin of Parkton; his maternal grandmother, Lady Oxendine of Pembroke; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight at 7 at the funeral home.

John L. Boykin 
CLINTON -- John L. Boykin, 70, of 690 Overland Road died Tuesday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Arrangements will be announced by Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

Landell R. Whitmire 
MAXTON -- Landell Ray Whitmire, 54, of Route 1, Box 193-B, died Tuesday in his home.
He was a welder and a pipe fitter for Ecusta Paper Co. in Pisgah Forest.
The funeral will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in East Laurinburg Church of God by the Revs. R.P. Fields, Jeff McGirt, Michael Stephens, Larry Hunt and Jerry Oxendine. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hillside Memorial Park by the Rev. Bert Dodson. Arrangements are being handled by McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium of Laurinburg.
Mr. Whitmire is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Whitmire; three daughters, Lori Whitmire and Amy Whitmire, both of Brevard, and Dawn Mozingo of Maxton; a son, Philip Mozingo of Maxton; his parents, J.B. and Ruth J. Whitmire of Brevard; a brother, Dale Whitmire of Brevard; a sister, Marcella Zachary of Brevard; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.

Mrs. Shirley F. Davenport 
MAXTON -- Mrs. Shirley Fairley-Tart Davenport, 49, of 215 Wilmington St. died Tuesday in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.
Arrangements will be announced by Cary-Hester Funeral Home.

Alfred Knight Jr. 
LUMBERTON -- Alfred Knight Jr., 79, of Warwick Road died Tuesday.
Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Mortuary.

Shawn S. Knisley 
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Lance Cpl. Shawn Stephen Knisley, 21, of 808 Bedford Drive, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Saturday.
He was an active duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendelton.
The funeral with full military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rogers & Breece Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. T.J. Fulk. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, N.C.
Mr. Knisley is survived by his mother, Paula K. Garcia of the home; his stepfather, Tony Garcia of the home; and his maternal grandparents, Tommie Douglas and Becky Hatfield, both of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ruby S. Pate 
WHITEVILLE -- Mrs. Ruby Smith Pate, 63, of Fred Powell Road died Monday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Peacock’s Chapel in the Pines by the Rev. Mitchell Smith. Burial will be in Western Prong Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Pate is survived by a daughter, Sue Cox of Tabor City; two sons, Larry Smith and Ray Duncan, both of Whiteville; two sisters, Lucille Garrell of Whiteville and Ruth Herring of Chadbourn; six brothers, Ed Smith of Chadbourn, and Odell Smith, Ethell Smith, Rudolph Smith, Jack Smith and Lucky Smith, all of Whiteville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Eartle Locklear 
ROWLAND -- Eartle “Too-Money” Locklear, 66, of Route 1 died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Elrod Baptist Church by the Revs. Gary Chavis, Patrick Cummings, Nash Locklear and Charles Locklear. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Revels Funeral Home of Pembroke.
Mr. Locklear is survived by his wife, Vertie M. Locklear of the home; four sons, Vance Locklear, Preston Locklear and Larry Locklear, all of Rowland, and Ray Locklear of Georgia; three brothers, David E. Locklear of Greensboro, and James F. Locklear and Donald Locklear, both of Rowland; four sisters, Sally H. Hunt of Lumberton, and Martha E. Oxendine, Stella M. Oxendine and Alean Jones, all of Rowland; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 10 at the church.

Miss Leola Roberts 
FAIRMONT -- Miss Leola “Little Lee” Roberts, 35, of 710 Red Cross St. died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Star Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. W.C. Marable. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Miss Roberts is survived by a son, Daniel Roberts of the home; her father, Neward Gaddy of the home; two sisters, Barbara J. Currie of Fairmont and Linette McGilvery of Lumberton; a brother, Morris W. White of Fairmont; a foster brother, Michael Roberts of the home; and her grandmother, Louise Roberts of Fairmont.
The public will be received Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home.

Andre Parker 
NEW YORK -- Andre Parker, 31, of New York, formerly of Proctorville, N.C., died Sunday.
Arrangements will be announced by Hill Funeral Home of Fairmont, N.C.

H. Charles Simons 
SOUTHERN PINES -- H. Charles Simons, 85, of Southern Pines died Tuesday.
He was a member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club and Masonic Blue Lodge No. 484.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are being handled by Powell Funeral Home.
Mr. Simons is survived by his wife, Pat Simons; a daughter, Shirley Hess of Rockford, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Heather Hess; and two sisters, June Chamberlin of Lapeer, Mich., and Mary G. Winters of Waukegan, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church building fund, or to Shrine Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Farif, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Mrs. Alice P. Craven 
ABERDEEN -- Mrs. Alice Pusser Craven, 82, of Aberdeen died Tuesday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Boles Funeral Home chapel in Seven Lakes. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery in Montgomery.
Mrs. Craven is survived by three sons, Roger Craven of Pinehurst, Bill Craven of Carthage and Ray Craven of Whispering Pines; two daughters, Betty J. Vidal of Southern Pines and Rebecca Hambrick of East Bend; three brothers, James Craven of Aberdeen, Wade Craven of Pinebluff and Earl Craven of Burlington; a sister, Ruby Cook of Ellerbe; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Roger Craven, 177 Chicken Plant Road, Pinehurst.

Andrew D. Rowe 
Andrew Deas Rowe, 90, of Fayetteville died Tuesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
He retired from G&F Railroad and was a member of United Transportation Union for 71 years.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Elliott & Sons Funeral Home in Augusta, Ga. Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
Mr. Rowe is survived by a son, Robert A. Rowe of Fayetteville; a daughter, Peggy J. Rowe of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association Stroke Connection, P.O. Box 6997, Marietta, Ga. 30065.

Mrs. Anna G. Sewell 
CAMERON -- Mrs. Anna G. Sewell, 71, of Route 2 died Tuesday in Highland House Nursing Home in Fayetteville.
She was a homemaker.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Main Post Cemetery on Fort Bragg by Father John Kelly.
Mrs. Sewell is survived by a brother, Hans Glatzeder of Germany, and two sisters, Zilli and Afra, both of Germany.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake. A prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m.

Mrs. Mildred L. Wilkerson 
LUMBERTON -- Mrs. Mildred Lamb Wilkerson, 69, of 1442 Norment Road died Monday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Clybornville Baptist Church and a retired nursing assistant.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Biggs Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by five sisters, Tessie R. Parker of St. Pauls, Melva Rowland, Elvie Barnes and Ruby Flowers, all of Lumberton, and Bernice Straight of Akron, Ohio.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Ms. Angela G. Freeman 
CAMERON -- Ms. Angela Gale Freeman, 26, of 9934 Blacks Road died Monday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in San Lee Chapel by the Revs. John Sauls and Wayne Ellis. Burial will be in Lemon Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Ms. Freeman is survived by her mother, Lois D. Freeman of Sanford; her father, Charles R. Freeman of Cameron; a sister, Patricia F. Thomas of Sanford; two brothers, Charles R. Freeman and Ray E. Freeman, both of Sanford; and her maternal grandparents, W.E. “Pete” and Christine Dew of Sanford.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford.

Miss Tonika McDougald 
SPRING LAKE -- Miss Tonika Rochelle McDougald, 14, of 305 Kelly St. died Sunday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lillington Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Lillington by the Rev. Linwood Randolph.
Tonika is survived by her mother, Josette McDougald of the home; a sister, Taneilia Y. McDougald of the home; her maternal grandmother, Shirley D. Campbell of Lillington; and her paternal great-grandmother, Mamie McDougald of Lillington.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church and at other times at the home of Shirley Campbell, 2019 Lincoln McKay Road, Lillington.

Mrs. Columbia S. Britt 
PARKTON -- Mrs. Columbia Strody Britt, 79, of Route 1 died Monday in Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Reeves Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills by the Revs. Bobby Myers and Hal Stevens. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.
Mrs. Britt is survived by five daughters, Johnnie B. Hester of Bladenboro, Emma B. Dew and Frances Dew, both of White Oak, Marie Simmons of Hope Mills and Bett Jo Inman; two sons, Hilbert “Doc” Britt of Fayetteville and Jerial Britt of Parkton; two sisters, Eudora Taylor of Spartanburg, S.C., and Velma L. Britt of Parkton; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cora C. Holman 
Mrs. Cora Chandler Holman, 66, of 6005 Cheshire Court, Fayetteville, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel by the Rev. Henry Morrison. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.
Mrs. Holman is survived by a daughter, Corrine Lewis of the home; four sisters, Virginia Jones, Naomi Boyd, Hattie Gill and Wilma Floyd, all of Newark, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Carl A. Matthews 
ERWIN -- Carl Allen Matthews, 90, of 311 East “E” St. died Monday in Good Hope Hospital.
He was retired from Erwin Mills and a member of Erwin Presbyterian Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Erwin Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Billy Herring. Burial will be in Erwin Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home.
Mr. Matthews is survived by three daughters, Daphine M. Davis of Beaufort, Geraldine M. Howe of Lake Norman and Mary Causey of Wilmington; a son, V. Leon Matthews of Erwin; a sister, Margaret M. Gaster of Erwin; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the home.

John R. Crutchfield 
DURHAM -- Elder John Roderick Crutchfield, 73, of 2020 Riddle Road, formerly of Sanford, died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Zion AME Church in Hillsborough by the Rev. Vinton R. Anderson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Crutchfield is survived by his wife, Mary H. Crutchfield of the home; two daughters, Starmye Crutchfield and Shea Crutchfield, both of Durham; two sons, John Crutchfield and Ron Crutchfield, both of Durham; two sisters, Orien Gregg of Pikesville, Md., and Vivian Giles of Baltimore; two brothers, Herbert Crutchfield of Hickory and Richard Crutchfield of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
The public will be received today at 1 p.m. at Scarborough Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary A. Fields 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Mary Arnold Fields, 70, of Brooklyn, formerly of Raeford, N.C., died Tuesday.
Arrangements will be announced by Buie Funeral Home of Raeford.

Mrs. Pauline Meadows 
BLADENBORO -- Mrs. Pauline Meadows, 77, of Bladenboro died Tuesday in Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
The funeral will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday in Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Garland Suggs and Orbin Gibson. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery.
Mrs. Meadows is survived by her husband, Mitchell Meadows of the home; a son, Ellie R. Walters Jr.; three brothers, Edwin Fields and Bobby Fields, both of Cerro Gordo, and Griffin Fields of Georgia; three sisters, Nina R. Britt of Chadbourn, Billie Britt of Leland and Shelby Raybon of Stedman; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Saul E. Mishoe 
BLADENBORO -- Saul Adam Elmer Mishoe of 3650 Berry Lewis Road died Monday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bladenboro Church of God by the Rev. Edge. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery in Butters.
Mr. Mishoe is survived by his wife, Earline Mishoe of the home; his parents, Mary E. and Furnie Mishoe of Warner Robbins, Ga.; two sisters, Connie of Tennessee and Georgia of Camden, S.C.; and two brothers, Furnie Mishoe II of Warner Robbins and Raymond Mishoe of Tennessee.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home.


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