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Obituaries published July 4, 1997

Mrs. Edith K. Cox
BROADWAY -- Mrs. Edith Kelly Cox, 83, of 1137 Advent Ferry Road died Wednesday.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Juniper Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Wallace. Burial will be in Broadway town cemetery.
Mrs. Cox is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Holder of Broadway; two sons, Edward Cox of Deep River and Donald Cox of Broadway; nine grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford and at other times at the home of Jeanette Holder, 111 Dalrymple St., Broadway.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lee County, or to Juniper Springs Baptist Church.

Baxter L. Rich
GOLDSBORO -- The Rev. Baxter Lee Rich, 86, of 211 N. Virginia St. died recently.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Andrews Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Clinton by the Rev. C.C. Craig. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Chapel & Garden.
Among Mr. Rich’s survivors is a daughter, Annie E. Hull of Clinton, and a sister, Georgia Mosley of Clinton.

Wade C. Stephenson
COATS -- Wade C. Stephenson, 69, of 300 S. Carrie St. died Wednesday in his home.
Mr. Stephenson was a retired teacher and correctional officer. He owned and operated Wade’s Restaurant and two Tastee-Freez franchises. He was a member of Coats Baptist Church and served two terms as president of Coats Chamber of Commerce.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Coats Baptist Church by the Rev. Jesse Mooney. Burial will be in Coats city cemetery.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Jennie G. Stephenson; a son, the Rev. Steve Stephenson of Princeton; three daughters, Kathy Gerber of Henderson, and Diane Allen and Ellen Brown, both of Lillington; four brothers, the Rev. John B. Stephenson of Coats, Lindsey Stephenson of New Jersey, A.D. Stephenson of Garner and David Stephenson of Angier; three sisters, Pauline S. Guy of Willow Spring, and Leola Stephenson and Sue S. Nooney, both of Angier; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 297, Coats, N.C. 27521.

Oscar L. Smith
CLARKTON -- Oscar Low Smith, 75, of Clarkton died Wednesday in Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.
He was a retired farmer.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Benevolence Cemetery by the Rev. Orbin Gibson. Arrangements are being handled by Lewis Funeral Home of Bladenboro.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Myrtle P. Smith of the home; two daughters, Thetus Ransom of Bladenboro and Gerline Adams of Fayetteville; a son, Carlis Smith of Bladenboro; and a sister, Alice Clark of Clarkton.

Dorcas L. Nobles
FAIR BLUFF -- Dorcas Lawson Nobles, 69, of Fair Bluff died Wednesday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Meares Funeral Home by the Rev. Marvin Gwinn. Burial will be in Powell’s Cemetery.
Mr. Nobles is survived by two daughters, Joyce Nobles and Cindy Nobles, both of Fair Bluff.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 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.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Sylvester Bennett. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Boykin is survived by five daughters, Wanda Chavis of Clinton, Cecilia Boykin of Greensboro, Faye Ramirez of Danbury, Conn., Suraka Saunders of Southern Pines and Olga Boykin of Greensboro; four sisters, Sallie Boykin and Esther Steele, both of Clinton, Maggie Boone of Virginia and Josephine Robinson of Seattle; a brother, Clarence Boykin of New York; and two grandchildren.
The public will be received today from noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lessie J. Moseley
CLINTON -- Mrs. Lessie J. Moseley, 89, of 316-A Lisbon Square Apartments died Tuesday in Mary Gran Nursing Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Milton Grove Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. S.L. Daniels. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Moseley is survived by two daughters, Mary H. Bullock and Beulah Vann, both of Clinton; a son, Charles Moseley of New York; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from noon to 5 p.m. at Brock Memorial & Worley Funeral Home.

Erwin N. Brown
COUNCIL -- Erwin Norris Brown, 58, of 15547 Rosindale Road died Wednesday in LenCare Rest Home in Elizabethtown.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Shady Grove AME Zion Church by the Rev. Marjorie Powell. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mary R. Brown; a son, Roger Berkley of Council; his mother, Bulah Brown of Council; two sisters, Mary Monroe and Flora M. Brown, both of Long Island, N.Y.; and six brothers, Lacy Brown of Council, Newkirk Brown, Richard Brown and Horace Brown, all of Long Island, Currie Brown of Delaware and James Brown of Las Vegas.

J.B. Bryant
LINDEN -- J.B. Bryant, 68, of Linden died Thursday.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Church cemetery by the Rev. Hubert Morgan.
Mr. Bryant is survived by two sisters, Mary B. McLamb of Bunnlevel and Alene Sewell of Linden; and four brothers, Johnny Bryant of Linden, Bill Bryant of Erwin, Roy Bryant of Bunnlevel and Donald R. Bryant of Spring Lake.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home in Dunn.

Mrs. Pamela ‘Pam’ Brulet
GREENVILLE -- Mrs. Pamela Norris “Pam” Brulet, 47, of 209 Westhaven Road, formerly of Dunn, died Thursday in her home.
She was a teacher.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Devotional Gardens in Dunn by the Rev. Sam Worley. Arrangements are being handled by Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brulet is survived by her husband, James P. Brulet Jr. of Greenville; a son, Jason Brulet of Greenville; her parents, Thomas and Margaret Norris of Dunn; a brother, Larry Norris of Windsor; and three sisters, Jane N. King of Fuquay-Varina, Wendy N. Beasley of Benson and Judy N. McCrudy of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the home of Thomas and Margaret Norris, Route 3, Dunn.

Willie R. Royal
Willie Rayford Royal, 88, of 453 N. Plymouth St., Fayetteville, died Wednesday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Lafayette Memorial Park by the Rev. T.J. Fulk. Arrangements are being handled by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.
Mr. Royal is survived by his wife, Inez B. Royal of Fayetteville, and two sisters, Annie L. Royal of Fayetteville and Goldie R. Scoggins of Newport News, Va.

Mrs. Inez B. Gurkin
MAXTON -- Mrs. Inez Bracey Gurkin, 78, of 403 W. Saunders St. died Thursday in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bracey Cemetery in Rowland.
Mrs. Gurkin is survived by a son, William Gurkin of Laurinburg; two brothers, Thomas Bracey of Rocky Mount and Earl Bracey of Weldon; two sisters, Betty A. Wilkins of Kinston and Jackie Campbell of Norfolk, Va.; and one grandson.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium in Laurinburg.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Florence St., Maxton, N.C. 28364.

Mrs. Brazillia T. Johnson
BENSON -- Mrs. Brazillia Tart Johnson, 90, of 2663 N.C. 242 S. died Thursday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holly Grove Advent Christian Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel by the Revs. Ronnie Lafevers and Steve Lawson. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son, James H. “Jimmy” Webb of Fayetteville; two daughters, Virene Young of Benson and Pearline Morgan of Dunn; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Holly Grove Advent Christian Church, 2050 Holly Grove Road, Benson, N.C. 27504.

Bradley A. Thomas
Bradley Allen Thomas, 25, of 2778 Gobbler Lane, Fayetteville, died Thursday.
Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Virginia F. Lazarus
SANFORD -- Mrs. Virginia Formy-Duval Lazarus, 86, of Sanford died Wednesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Luke United Methodist Church, Casey Chapel by the Rev. Paul Leeland. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.
Mrs. Lazarus is survived by a daughter, Barkley T. Averette of Miami; two stepsons, Larry Lazarus of Sanford and Dr. Michael Lazarus of Boston; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

Mrs. Annie Rich
CLINTON -- Mrs. Annie Rich, 68, of 508 Pine St. died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Union Grove Disciple Church by the Rev. Ivan Green. Burial will be in Sandhills Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Robinson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rich is survived by a daughter, Mary Bennett of Clinton; two sons, Larry Johnson of Rahway, N.J., and James Johnson Jr. of Clinton; two sisters, Elizabeth Sparrow and Elderess Laney Howard both of Clinton; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Leon M. Fletcher
Leon M. Fletcher, 76, of Fayetteville died Thursday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pauline Bryant
Mrs. Pauline Bryant of 115 Joyce St., Fayetteville, died Thursday in Vencor Hospital in Greensboro.
Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Colvin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary A. Fields
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Mary Arnold Fields, 71, of Brooklyn, formerly of Raeford, N.C., died Tuesday.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford by Brother George Elliott. Burial will be in Freedom Chapel Church cemetery.
Mrs. Fields is survived by two daughters, Mary Murchison of Fayetteville and Sharon Ellis of Brooklyn; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Lucille Chambers, Major Evans Road, Raeford.

Mrs. Catherine C. Pollard
ROSE HILL -- Mrs. Catherine C. Pollard, 67, of 1921 Hayes Chapel Road died Wednesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Arrangements will be announced by Summerville-Boykin Mortuary of Garland.

Delbert L. Lambert Sr.
ABBEVILLE, Ala. -- Retired Army Staff Sgt. Delbert Lane Lambert Sr., 60, of Abbeville, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Tuesday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Highland Funeral Service & Crematory in Fayetteville by the Rev. Raymond E. Wade. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Mr. Lambert is survived by four sons, Delbert L. Lambert Jr. of Kinston, Todd Lambert and Stephen B. Lambert, both of Hope Mills, and Gary L. Lambert of Fayetteville; two daughters, Cathy L. Smith of Fayetteville and Deborah L. Webb of Hope Mills; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Joe M. Dietzel
LUMBERTON -- Retired Army Col. Joe M. Dietzel, 82, of Caldwell Street died Thursday in Woodhaven nursing home.
Arrangements will be announced by Biggs Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mamie McDougald
LILLINGTON -- Mrs. Mamie McDougald, 85, of 2019 Lincoln McKay Road died Wednesday in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lillington Grove Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Linwood Randolph. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Raleigh National Cemetery in Raleigh. Arrangements are being handled by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.
Mrs. McDougald is survived by two daughters, Shirley Campbell and Joan Archie, both of Lillington; two sons, John E. McDougald Jr. of Fuquay-Varina and Eurice McDougald of Adelphi, Md.; three sisters, the Rev. Martha Davis of Fayetteville, and Mallie Harris and Beatrice Walser, both of Lillington; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Andre Parker
RICHMOND HILL, N.Y. -- Andre Parker, 31, of Richond Hill, formerly of Proctorville, N.C., died Sunday.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Antioch Baptist Church in Proctorville by the Rev. Charles McDowell. Burial will be in Kirtfield Cemetery in Orrum, N.C.
Mr. Parker is survived by his parents, Geraldine and James M. Currie of Proctorville; two brothers, Darell Parker and Bo Parker, both of Charleston, S.C.; his maternal grandmother, Lizzie M. Hester of Proctorville; and his paternal grandmother, Catherine Logan of Richmond Hill.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home in Fairmont, N.C., and at other times at the home of his parents, 101 Skipper St., Proctorville.

Charles M. Powell Jr.
CERRO GORDO -- Charles Mitchell “Chris” Powell Jr., 37, of Cerro Gordo died Thursday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Chadbourn Baptist Church by the Rev. C.F. McDowell. Burial will be in Gowan Cemetery.
Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Lynn L. Powell of the home; a daughter, Emily L. Powell of the home; his parents, Mitchell and Patti P. Powell of Cerro Gordo; two brothers, Mark A. Powell and Kale M. Powelll, both of Cerro Gordo; a sister, Michelle Powell of Cerro Gordo; his paternal grandparents, Monroe and Martha B. Powell of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and his maternal grandmother, Hazel T. Page of Cerro Gordo.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P.O. Box 636, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

Mrs. Kathryn F. Ford
FAIRMONT -- Mrs. Kathryn Floyd Ford, 77, of 306 N. Main St. died Thursday in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Arrangements will be announced by Floyd Funeral Services.

Mrs. Alice M. Norman
Mrs. Alice McDowell Norman, 93, of 1018 W. Orange St., Fayetteville, died Monday in Carrolton Nursing Home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Luke AME Church by the Rev. Sheridan Knight. Burial will be in Northside Cemetery.
Mrs. Norman is survived by a daughter, Clara Purdie of Fayetteville; a son, George H. Spaulding of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Wiseman Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke AME Church building fund, 522 Hillsboro St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301.

Mrs. Susie Council
Mrs. Susie Council, 85, of 1124 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, died Thursday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Wiseman Mortuary.

Obituaries published July 9, 1997

Taylor Lloyd
PEMBROKE -- Taylor Lloyd, 93, of Route 1, died Sunday in Pemberton Place.
He was a retired farmer.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Revels Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Dial. Burial will be in the Lloyd family cemetery.
Among Mr. Lloyd’s survivors are several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Billy D. Oxendine
PEMBROKE -- Billy Dean Oxendine, 41, of Route 1, died Saturday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Holiness Church. Burial will be in Oxendine cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Revels Funeral Home.
Mr. Oxendine is survived by his wife, Lisa H. Oxendine of the home; his mother, Jessie B. Oxendine of Pembroke; six sisters, Della Sanderson, Judy Scott, Billie J. Locklear, and Carol J. Oxendine, all of Pembroke, Peggy B. Locklear of Lumberton, and Winnie B. Oxendine of Pembroke; and a brother, Daryl L. Oxendine of Pembroke.

Leverne Oxendine
William D. Oxendine
PEMBROKE -- Leverne Oxendine, 3, and William Dean Oxendine, 5, of Route 1, died Saturday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Holiness Church. Burial will be in Oxendine cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Revels Funeral Home.
Leverne and William are survived by their mother, Lisa H. Oxendine of the home; their paternal grandmother, Jessie B. Oxendine of Pembroke; their maternal grandfather, Levon Henderson of Red Springs; and their maternal grandmother, Alfie Bryant of Hope Mills.

Mrs. Clyda H. Simmons
ROSEBORO -- Mrs. Clyda Holland Simmons, 88, of 6768 Fleet Cooper Road died Tuesday in Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Arrangements will be announced by Butler Funeral Home of Roseboro.

Mrs. Barbara A. Grant
NEWARK, Del. -- Mrs. Barbara Ann Grant, 50, of 3 Avignon Dr., French Town Woods, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Friday in Christiana Hospital in Newark.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Arran Lakes Baptist Church by the Rev. Jeff Isenhour. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Grant was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was past European President for Protestant Women of the Chapel.
Mrs. Grant is survived by her husband, the Rev. William L. Grant of Newark; two sons, William S. Grant of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Heath T. Grant of Greensboro, N.C.; his parents, James and Mary McDaniel of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Donald W. McDaniel of Winston-Salem, N.C., David McDaniel of Greenville, N.C., and Daryl McDaniel of Fayetteville; and a sister, Pamela Bertha of Fort Stewart, Ga.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, in memory of Barbara Grant, c/o Beeson Memorial Services, 2053 Polaski Highway, Newark, Del. 19702 or to The American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, New Castle, Del. 19720

Gene D. Phillips Jr.
SALEMBURG -- Gene David Phillips Jr., 29, of 1966 Laurel Lake Road died Friday in Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Olivet Institutional Baptist Church by the Rev. E.B. Herman. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Brock Memorial and Worley Funeral Home.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Lisech Phillips of Smithfield; a son, Desmond G. Phillips of Smithfield; his mother, Harriet Freeman of Salemburg; his father, Gene Phillips of Orlando, Fla.; his step-father, Raymond Freeman of Durham; two sisters, Latonya Skinner of Clinton and Teresa Phillips of Salemburg; two brothers, Malennie Phillips of Clinton and Edward Andrews Jr. of Salemburg; his maternal grandmother, Henrietta Owens of Clinton; his paternal grandmother, Sarah K. Phillips of Clinton.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Clarence R. Moore
ERWIN -- Clarence Rudolph Moore, 74, of 405 West A St., died Tuesday in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Benson by the Revs. Hubert Morgan and Jerome Pope. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Church cemetery.
Mr. Moore was a farmer and mill worker.
Mr. Moore is survived by two sons, Michael Moore of Seattle, Wash., and Keith Moore of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Rebecca Thomas and Sheila Moore, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Douglas Moore and Edward Moore, both of Erwin; five sisters, Vennie Tripp of Dunn, Gomalie Snyder of Boiling Springs, Eloise Morris and Louise Crawford, both of Erwin, and Carolyn Norvell of Pikeville.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home of Benson and other times at the home of Douglas Moore, 802 Rosemary St., Erwin.

Willis G. Pope
COATS -- Willis Green Pope, 90, of Route 2, died Tuesday in Harnett Manor in Lillington.
Arrangements will be announced by Rose & Graham Funeral Home of Coats.

Mrs. Christine Richardson
Mrs. Christine P. Richardson, 74, of Fayetteville died Monday in Brian Center in Raleigh.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Tucker & Sons Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Gary Jones. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by a brother, Biven “Bill” Williams of Raleigh; a sister, Bertha Cates of Pittsburgh, two stepdaughters, Barbara R. Hinton and Mary R. Mangum, both of Raleigh; and two stepsons, Larry L. Richardson and Paul D. Richardson, both of Raleigh.
The public will be received today from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Michael J. Hostler
Michael Jay Hostler, 49, of 921 McLamb Dr., Fayetteville, died Monday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Anderson Temple Church of God in Christ by the Rev. Timothy Williams. Burial in Sandhills Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Mr. Hostler is survived by three daughters, Delphonia Phillips of Fayetteville, Sheron Alston of Asbury Park, N.J., and Michelle Hostler of Powder Springs, Ga.; a son, Michael Lopes of Massachusetts; his mother, Marian Hostler of Fayetteville; two sisters, Sharon Burney of Rock Hill, S.C., and Pamela Evans of Chapel Hill; two brothers, Henry Hostler of Asbury Park, and Craig Melvin of Fayetteville; and three granddaughters and one grandson.
The family will receive friends at 1908 Newark Ave., Fayetteville.

Opher Inman
FAIRMONT -- Opher Inman, 75, of 100 McKenzie St., died Tuesday in his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Hill Funeral Home of Fairmont.

Mrs. Vera M. Williams
LAURINBURG -- Mrs. Vera Mears Williams, 74, of 321 Douglas St., died Saturday in her home.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. in Bright Hopewell Baptist Church by the Rev. Garland Pierce. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery in Hasty. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams is survived by four sons, Leroy Williams Jr. and Henry Williams, both of Washington, D.C., Larry Williams of Laurinburg and Donnie Williams of Wagram; a daughter, Macy Williams of Wheaton, Md.; two sisters, Lee G. Fields and Hattie McInnis, both of Laurinburg; and a brother, Daniel Jones of Laurinburg.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Mrs. Shirley G. Smith
HOPE MILLS -- Mrs. Shirley Guin Smith, 46, of Route 1, died Monday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Green Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Blount. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Leon Smith; four daughters, Tammy Lambert and Natalie Ward, both of Parkton, Sherry Chaffin of Raeford, and Holly Smith of Fayetteville; a son, Randy Cox of Hope Mills; four sisters, Lessie Duncan of Pompano Beach, Fla., Clara Kiger of Supply, Ester Harris and Rosie Brown, both of Raeford; three brothers, Roy Guin of Southern Pines, Robert Guin of Raeford and Johnny R. Guin of Pompano Beach; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills.

Leroy ‘Bobo’ Burnett
HAMLET -- Leroy “Bobo” Burnett, of 180 Daniel St., died Friday.
He was a machine operator,worked for the Federal Paper Company and B.F. Hedrick Gravel Company.
and was a member of the Carpenter Consistory No. 164 Valley of Maxton, Sublime Prince Leroy Burnett 32 Degrees and OUDA Temple No. 147 Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and it’s Jurisdictions Inc., Oasis of Maxton Desert of N.C. 32 Degrees.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in First Baptist Church by the Rev. W.O. McCullough. Burial in Dobbins Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Home.
Mr. Burnett is survived by two daughters, Phyllis D. Burnett and Lou V. Burnett; five sons, Leroy Burnett, Willie Burnett, Donnie Burnett, James Burnett and Timothy Burnett; his mother, Annie B. Harris; four brothers, Harley T. Johnson of Raeford, James L. Harris and Paul M. Harris, both of Maryland and Henry D. Meekins of High Point; and three sisters, Ethel M. McMillian, Beulah Monroe and Rosa Gaddy, all of Maryland.

Mrs. Christiane Cornelius
Mrs. Christiane Nicole Cornelius, 51, of 627 Randinita Dr., Fayetteville, died Monday in her home.
She was a sales manager at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in the Fort Bragg Main Exchange.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Northside United Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Charles S. Crumpler III. Burial will be in the Main Post Cemetery at Fort Bragg.
Mrs. Cornelius is survived by her husband, Ret. Sgt. 1st Class Elijah L. Cornelius; her mother, Marie P. Durand of France; two brothers, Jean-Claude Durand and Gerard Durand, both of France; and two sisters, Monique Leonard of Canada and Catherine Durand of France.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 35752, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303-0752 or to Cape Fear Valley Home Health/Hospice, 3357 Village Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304-4549.

Thomas E. Settle
Ret. Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Settle, 82, of 1637 Inverness Dr., Fayetteville, died Saturday in his home.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Main Post Chapel in Fort Bragg by Chaplin Slosson and Elder Mitchell. Burial will be in Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Mr. Settle is survived by his wife, Myrtis M. Settle; two sons, Thomas E. Settle Jr. and Fernando K. Settle, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, Gwendolyn Morris and Sandra McNair, both of Fayetteville, Stephanie Settle of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Michelle Tyus of Groton, Conn.; three sisters, Addie Neal of Greensboro, Sallie Robinson of Reidsville and Lula Hawthorn of New York; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The public will be received tonight from 5 to 8 at Wiseman Mortuary and other times at 2023 Newark Ave., Fayetteville.

Charles E. Thayer
SANFORD -- Charles Edward Thayer, 77, of 736 Highland Dr., died Monday in Central Carolina Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. in Casey Chapel in St. Luke United Methodist Church by the Revs. Judy Drye and Carl Rush. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.
Mr. Thayer is survived by his wife, Anna M. Thayer; a daughter, Alice M. Cox of Sanford; and a granddaughter.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Miller Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3828, Durham, N.C. 27710.

Mrs. Marion G. Cartier
SANFORD -- Mrs. Marion Grace Cartier, 78, of Sanford died Tuesday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Southfield, Mich.
Mrs. Cartier is survived by a daughter, Pattie C. Harris of Chapel Hill; and a son, Jeff Cartier of Chapel Hill.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home.

Ben C. Greene
HALLSBORO -- Ben Coles Greene, 82, of Hallsboro died Monday in his home.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in McKenzie Mortuary Chapel by the Rev. Ed Vogt. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery.
Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Lucille C. Greene of the home; a son, Ben D. Greene of Hallsboro; two sisters, Lillian Bright and Martha Smith, both of Hallsboro; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hallsboro United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Jane H. Gardner
BELVIDERE, N.J. -- Mrs. Jane H. Gardner, 44, of Belvidere, formerly of Hoke County, N.C., died Monday in Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J.
A private funeral will be conducted at MacFadden Funeral Home of Belvidere. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Antioch Presbyterian Church cemetery in Red Springs, N.C. Local arrangements are being handled by Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford, N.C.
Mrs. Gardner is survived by her husband, George S. Gardner; two sons, Thomas Gardner of Delaware, N.J. and Jason Gardner of Belvidere; two daughters, Cheryl White of Hope Mills, N.C., and Marcia Gardner of Gouldsboro, Pa.; a sister, Marie Raynor of Fayetteville, N.C., and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Raeford Presbyterian Church, Edinboro Avenue, Raeford, N.C. 28376.

Mrs. Eloise Horne
WADE -- Mrs. Eloise Horne, 69, of Route 1, died Tuesday in Columbia Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville.
She was retired from Black & Decker and was a member of Victory Mission Church.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home chapel in Dunn by the Revs. Harvey Turlington and Bobby Meyers. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Mrs. Horne is survived by three daughters, Faye D. Willetts of Wade, Evelyn Turner of Gray’s Creek and Lois Downer of Hope Mills; two sisters, Eleaze Horne of Fort Hood, Texas, and Eveline Hodge of Bradenton, Fla.; four half-sisters, Peggy Horne and Ruth Horne, both of Erwin, Susie Horne of South Carolina and Etta J. Horne of Tennessee; three half-brothers, Herbert Horne of Palmetto, Ga., Fred Horne of Georgia and Clarence H. Horne of Knightdale; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and other times at the home.

Willie Brown
YONKERS, N.Y. -- Willie Brown, 68, of 52 Western Ave., formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Tuesday.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in H.M. Colvin Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery No. 4.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Jessie L. Brown of Yonkers; six sons, Willie Brown Jr., of Tallahassee, Fla., Kenny Brown of St. Petersburg, Fla., Velton Brown and Thomas Brown, both of Yonkers, Timothy Brown of Fayetteville and Michael Scott of Brooklyn; five daughters, Patricia B. Milton of St. Petersburg, Deborha S. Faulkner of Brooklyn, N.Y., Elouise B. McDonald, Marion Brown and Rita B. Davis, all of Fayetteville; ten step-children, Daniel Scott and Richard Pinkney, both of Fayetteville, Cardell Pinkney of Lincoln, Neb., Tracy Blackwell, Sharon Blackwell, Steven Blackwell, Tamela Blackwell and Malissa B. Smith, all of Yonkers, Angela Pearson and Charlene Pearson, both of North Carolina; his mother, Addie L. Brown of Tarrytown, N.Y.; two brothers, Velton Brown of Chicago, and T.L. Brown of Connecticut; two sisters, Cora L. Ammison of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and 22 grandchildren.
The public will be received today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Atawah McZine
Mrs. Atawah McZine, 80, of 373 Lynhurst Dr., Fayetteville, died Tuesday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.

Mrs. Juanita Barrett
SOUTHERN PINES -- Mrs. Juanita Barrett of 260 N. Pine St. died Tuesday in Southern Pines.
Arrangements will be announced by Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

Donald G. Williams
AUTRYVILLE -- Donald Gene Williams, 37, of 880 Yellow Skin Road died Monday in his home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Williams family cemetery.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Tresa Williams of the home; a daughter, Gray Williams of Roseboro; a son, Gene Faircloth of Roseboro; his parents, Mildred Faircloth and Donald Williams of Autryville; four sisters, Linda Faircloth of Autryville, Barbara Edwards of Roseboro; Jeanette Sessoms of Salemburg and Janice M. Williams of Autryville; and two brothers, Tommie Williams of Autryville and Douglas Williams of Fort Meyers, Fla.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Butler Funeral Home.


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