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Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services

Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services is dedicated to providing services to the families of Cumberland County and surrounding areas with care and compassion. We are located 4 miles from Fayetteville Regional Airport.

The staff of Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services have a combined experience of over 75 years of serving families at the time of need. The years of service coupled with the state-of-the-art facility allows Greg and Felecia Padgett and their highly compassionate staff to offer every family exceptional service.

We serve every family in Cumberland County and surrounding areas with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your families needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.

Our website contains information about our caring staff, our services and links to resources to help you get through this tough time. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Our Obituaries

Theresa "Terry" Marie Vincelette Sportsman Earl

November 3, 1938 - September 21, 2016

Theresa "Terry" Marie Vincelette Sportsman Earl, 77, of Hope Mills, NC, formerly of Cornwall, died Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016. Born Nov. 3, 1938, Terry was the daughter of the late Alfred Leo and Alvina Marie Vincelette. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred and two sisters, Rosalie and Lorraine. Terry was born and was raised in West Point, NY and was one...
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Thomas Larry McPherson

May 4, 1952 - September 13, 2016

Thomas Larry McPherson, 64, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Born May 4, 1952 in Raeford, NC, Larry was the son of the late Moran David and Flora Jane McPherson. He is survived by his son, Thomas Larry McPherson and his wife Nikki; son, Joshua Clint McPherson and his wife Kelly; daughter, Felicia McPherson Kaminsky and her husband, Alex; two brothers, Charlie and Pete;...
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Michael Brent Ransom

March 24, 1983 - September 10, 2016

Michael Brent Ransom, 33, of Fayetteville passed away September 10, 2016. Born in Cumberland County, he is survived by his mother, Debra Beard and his dad, Donnie Beard; brothers, Dustin Ransom, Kevin Ransom; sister, Denise Arellano, Amanda Southern, Amber Skipper; biological father, Cleveland Ransom; fiancée, Carrie West; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Michael served in the...
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Shannon Lynn Gibson

April 2, 1968 - September 9, 2016

Shannon Lynn Gibson, 48, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Columbus, Georgia, she is the daughter of Jennifer Hasty Blackwell the late Charles Michael Merritt. She worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in Lumberton and Parkton. She loved crafts, sending cards and writing letters. She is survived by her husband...
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Lillian Jacobs Swain

October 22, 1927 - September 1, 2016

Lillian Jacobs Swain, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Fayetteville Manor. Born in Scotland County, she is the daughter of Ed and Della Cole Jacobs. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Solomon L. Swain, Jr. She was a member of Cumberland Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy S. Gwynn and husband Clarence; a son, David...
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Jeffrey Michael Setzer

November 8, 1940 - August 20, 2016

Retired CSM Jeffrey Michael Setzer, 75, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, August 20, 2016 in his home. Born in Hutchinson, KS, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maxine Rickard Setzer. He retired from the US Army after 28 years of service and was a member of A.F. & A.M. Jeffrey loved his family and loved to travel. He also enjoyed gardening and loved to Shag. Jeffrey is survived by...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Koonce

April 8, 1944 - August 17, 2016

Former Miss Fayetteville (1963) Marilyn E. Koonce 72, of Murrells Inlet, SC died Wednesday August 17, 2016. Marilyn was born April 8, 1944 in Fayetteville. She Attended Hope Mills High School, St. Mary's College in Raleigh, graduated UNC Greensboro then got her masters at University of Georgia. She lived a life of giving to her family and friends. Marilyn touched many lives through...
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Tina Leigh Baxley

July 4, 1969 - August 16, 2016

Tina Leigh Baxley, 47, of Hope Mills, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Tina was born in Robeson County to Bruce and Joyce Baxley. She is survived by two sons, Dylan Jones and Harley Cummings; granddaughter, Lindsay Jones; parents Bruce and Joyce Baxley; a sister; Cathy Ingram; brothers, Richard Baxley and Christopher Baxley; grandmother, Lucille...
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Mike "Poncho" Boyer

August 10, 1961 - August 13, 2016

Mr. Mike "Poncho" Boyer was surrounded by family and friends at his home when he exchanged this life for life eternal and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Mike-Poncho, 55, was born in Okinawa on August 10, 1961, to the late Charles Donnelly Boyer and Kazuko Tsuha Boyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Davis. When Mike...
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Nelia Bennett Towery

July 10, 1950 - August 5, 2016

Nelia Bennett Towery, 66, of Fayetteville, died Friday, August 5, 2016 in her home surrounded by family. Born on July 10, 1950, in Bladen County, Mrs. Towery was the daughter of the late Cary Henry and Ethel Poston Bennett. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Bennett; sisters-in-law, Vickie Bennett and Maggie Bennett; and great grandson, Coda Wakefield. ...
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Judith Smith Riley

October 5, 1942 - August 2, 2016

Judith Smith Riley, 73, of Hope Mills, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Ms. Riley was born October 5, 1942 in Fayetteville to the late Basil Fulton and Lena Dew Smith. She was a licensed realtor broker and property manager for many years, and was a member of Hope Mills United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Canipe Fisher and fiancé Shane Langley of...
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Jonathon Michael Prins

December 13, 1986 - July 24, 2016

Army SGT 1st Class Jonathon Michael Prins passed away July 24, 2016, in Lexington, South Carolina. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he was a Drill Sergeant in the United States Army and stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was a member of the No Slack Battalion. He enjoyed watching sports and loved hockey. He was a Carolina Tar heel, Carolina Panthers and Carolina Hurricane fan. He...
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Hildegard "Hilda" Rawls

August 24, 1937 - July 22, 2016

Hildegard "Hilda" Rawls, 78, of Hope Mills, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2016. Born August 24, 1937 in Passau, Germany, Hilda was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Aloisia Hoell. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Michael Charles Messina and Roland Rawls. Hilda is survived by her son, Wolfgang Hoell (Heidi); daughters, Katherine...
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Raymond Charles Moreno

June 18, 1977 - July 19, 2016

Raymond Charles Moreno, 39, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2016. Born on June 18, 1977 in San Diego, CA, he was the son of Raymond Moreno and the late Lynn Moreno. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He would later work as a paramedic for Cumberland County. Along with his father, he is survived by his wife, Tiffany Moreno; son,...
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Maurice L. Allender, Sr.

August 27, 1935 - July 19, 2016

Mr. Maurice Lee Allender, Sr., 80, of Hope Mills, passed away July 19, 2016 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. Born in Lockridge, Iowa, he is the son of Everitt Lyzell Allender and Lucille Switzer Allender White. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ann Allender and a sister, Evelyn Rowe. He was member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and VFW...
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Helen Gertrude Byrd

November 2, 1927 - July 19, 2016

Mrs. Helen R. Byrd, 88 of Hope Mills, passed away July 19, 2016, at Cumberland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. Born in Robeson County, she is the daughter of the late Porter and Ida Bailey Robeson. She is also preceded in death by her husband Wilbert Byrd; a daughter, Shirley Leviner and a son, Rudolph Byrd. She is survived by a son, Charles Byrd and wife Donna of St....
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Hannelore Funke Kobeda

June 23, 1942 - July 17, 2016

Hannelore Funke Kobeda, 74, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, July 17, 2016. Born on June 23, 1942 in Lodz, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Olga Funke. Mrs. Kobeda is survived by her husband, Anthony Kobeda; daughter, Michelle Edwards and husband Larry of Parkton; son, Edward Kobeda and wife Cindy of Raleigh; grandchildren, Christopher, Clayton, and Collin Kobeda; and...
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James Carson Justice

December 30, 1942 - July 13, 2016

Mr. James Carson Justice, age 73, of Hope Mills, NC, died peacefully surrounded by loving family on July 13, 2016. Jim was born in Saxton, KY. He was in the US Army from 1963 -1974. As a Staff Sergeant in the Vietnam War from 1966-68 with the 1st Cavalry, he bravely led troops and carried those memories in his heart. He was awarded, among others, the Purple Heart, Air, Army Commendation...
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Alan Robert Grupy

June 2, 1944 - July 6, 2016

Alan Robert Grupy, born June 2, 1944 went to his heavenly reward on July 6, 2016. Born in Summitt, NJ, Al was raised in NJ and became a printer for the then Newark Evening News and joined the Navy Reserves at age 16. At 18, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country as a radioman on the destroyer, The USS Blandy. His six years of service included being part of the Bay of Pigs, setting...
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Garland Dexter Evans, Sr.

March 28, 1928 - July 3, 2016

Garland Dexter Evans, Sr., 88, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord July 3, 2016. Born March 28, 1928, to Henry and Verlie Evans in Scranton SC, he served 20 years in the US Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He also retired from the V.A. Hospital working as a civil service employee. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who spent much of his time in the woods or on the river doing what...
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Catherine Lewis Melvin

April 13, 1930 - July 2, 2016

Mrs. Catherine Lewis Melvin, 86, formally of Fayetteville, passed away on July 2, 2016 in Melbourne, Florida. She is survived by her son Charles Frank Lewis, Jr. and his wife Joanne Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services. There will be a Graveside service at 11:00 am on Friday, July 8, 2016 at...
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Oscar "Buzzy" Chavis, Jr.

September 27, 1950 - June 28, 2016

Oscar Owens Chavis, Jr., (Buzzy) died June 28, 2016 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC following a long illness. Born September 27, 1950 in Wallace, SC, he is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Owens Chavis, Sr., and mother Janie Cummings Chavis. He had one daughter, Amy Rogers of Wallace, SC. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at...
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James Lewis Leyhew

February 23, 1951 - June 26, 2016

Mr. James Lewis "Jim" Leyhew age 65 of Lumber Bridge died Sunday June 26, 2016. Born in Lebanon, TN, Mr. Leyhew is the son of the late Clifton and Dorothy Porterfield Leyhew. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pam Leyhew. He retired from the US Army after 20 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons, David Leyhew & wife Jenniffer of Fayetteville and Scott...
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Janie Lee Lizardi

January 9, 1935 - June 23, 2016

Mrs. Janie Lizardi, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Highland House. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Creola Gainey. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Manuel A. Lizardi, and a son, Phil Lucas. She is survived by a daughter, Renee Canipe of Fayetteville; three sons; Randy Lucas and Stanley Lucas of Hope Mills, and Manuel A...
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Curtis Leroy Lee

January 6, 1947 - June 19, 2016

Curtis Leroy Lee, 69, of Hope Mills, died Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born January 6, 1947 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Jessie and Nicey Lee. Curtis graduated from Hope Mills High School in 1965, and went to work at Burlington Industries for several years before retiring. During his employment at Burlington, he received a U.S. patent for an invention that would become known...
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Charles Edwin Grooms

April 5, 1935 - June 12, 2016

Charles Edwin Grooms, 81, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016. Born on April 5, 1935 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Manley Howard and Lula King Grooms. Along with his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Cain Grooms; brothers, Roy, Nash, Howard, Paul, Murray, and Eugene Grooms; and sister, Ada Jones. He is survived by his sons,...
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John Albert Campbell

June 2, 1943 - June 10, 2016

John Albert "Johnny" Campbell of 1914 Crestview Dr. went to his heavenly home on June 10, 2016. He was born in Fayetteville on June 2, 1943, the son of the late Bernard Andrew, Sr. and Maude Wade Campbell. He was educated in the Fayetteville City Schools and served proudly in the US Air Force. Johnny was the owner and operator of Master Muffler for many years until his death. In...
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Robert "Bob" James Pinsky

July 13, 1945 - June 9, 2016

Robert "Bob" James Pinsky, 70, of Hope Mills, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home. Bob was born in Hartford, Ct., on July 13, 1945 to Charles and Edith Pinsky. The son of immigrants from Russia, Bob was a loyal patriot to the United States serving as a volunteer in the Vietnam War engaging in numerous direct combat actions in support of the United States and in defense of his fellow...
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Janie Cummings Chavis

June 11, 1932 - June 8, 2016

Janie Cummings Chavis, 83, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in her home. Born June 11, 1932 in Laurinburg, Janie was the daughter of the late Junio and Leola Williamson Cummings. She was a member of Solid Rock United Pentecostal Church in Raeford. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her pound cakes, which everybody loved. Janie loved her family and her church, and...
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Travis C. Barbour

July 30, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Travis Curwood Barbour, 82, of Fayetteville, took his final ride now resting in the arms of his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 succumbing to terminal cancer. Travis was born July 30, 1933, to the late Neumer T. Barbour and Vennie Phillips Barbour. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wallace and Sheldon Barbour. Travis...
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Donald Theodore Kalb

May 6, 1941 - May 31, 2016

Donald Theodore Kalb, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 31, 2016. He was born on May 6, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Edmund and Doris Kalb. Mr. Kalb was an army veteran. Because of his concern about the health and welfare of American Indians in Cumberland County, he was instrumental in the founding of the Cumberland County Association for Indian People, a non-profit...
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Crystal Renee Stewart

December 23, 1987 - May 29, 2016

Crystal Renee Stewart, 28 of Fayetteville, passed away May 29, 2016. Born in Cumberland County she is the daughter of Dorothy Stewart. She was a member of Galilee Free Will Holiness Church. She worked for Advance Auto, Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. She is survived by her son Brandon and fiancée, Kit of the home; mother, Dorothy Stewart of Fayetteville; two brothers, Rusty and Scotty...
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Rose Waller

April 6, 1936 - May 29, 2016

Rose Waller, 80, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, May 29, 2016. Born on April 6, 1936 in Edenton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Henry William, Sr. and Elva Elizabeth Wright. Along with her parents, Rose was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Jake. She is survived by her daughter, Joanie and husband Eddie of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Chris of Gainesville, GA; son, Joe Paul of...
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Marilyn Johnson Sweatt

June 3, 1955 - May 17, 2016

Marilyn Johnson Sweatt, 60, of Fayetteville, entered in to rest Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Born June 3, 1955 in Cumberland County, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Aldon and Dorothy Johnson. Marilyn retired from Winn-Dixie after working several years as a bookkeeper, and later worked as an insurance agent for Jefferson-Pilot. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Timothy Strickland;...
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Mitchell Wayne Kalb

July 26, 1965 - May 13, 2016

Mitchell Wayne Kalb, 50 of Hope Mills, passed away May 13, 2016. Born in Cumberland County, he is the son Donald and Jean Kalb. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jean and a brother, Ronny. Mitchell served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed playing sports and loved the Tarheels. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cheryl; his father Donald Kalb; a sister Donna Brunson; and...
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Sieglinde Skimmiehorn

May 20, 1939 - May 12, 2016

Sieglinde Skimmiehorn, 76, of Hope Mills, entered into rest on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Fayetteville. Born on May 20, 1939 in Heubach, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Herzog. Along with her parents, Ms. Skimmiehorn was preceded in death by two grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Ralf, Ben, Linda, Harlon, and Steven; nine...
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Dr. James H. Askins (Retired)

March 5, 1936 - May 12, 2016

Dr. James Holloway Askins (Ret.), of Fayetteville, passed away May 12, 2016 at the NC State Veterans Nursing Home after a prolonged illness. Born March 5, 1936 in Lake City, SC, he was the son of the late Jamie and Hallie Askins. A graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, Dr. Askins' career spanned 40 years and included 8 years with the U.S. Army. He was awarded...
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Richard Allie Register

May 7, 1932 - May 10, 2016

Richard "Allie" Register, 84, of Hope Mills, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Born on May 7, 1932 in Sampson County, he was the son of the late Lucille and Preston Register. Allie worked as a car salesman and lifelong automotive mechanic. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Register and son, Richie...
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William Neal Cameron

August 31, 1961 - May 8, 2016

William Neal Cameron, 54, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born on August 31, 1961 in Cumberland County, he was the son of John Cameron, Sr. and the late Shirley Faye Cameron. Along with his father, William is survived by his brothers, John Cameron, Jr. and wife Renee, Terry Cameron, and Mike Hayes; sisters, Suzzie Young and Lisa Marshall; nephew, Brian Young and wife Jenn;...
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Kevin Myles Davis

April 24, 1963 - May 7, 2016

Kevin Myles Davis, 53 of Fayetteville, died May 7, 2016. Born in Cumberland County, he is the son of Judy Davis and the late William H. Davis, III. He is survived by his mother, Judy; a son, Kevin M. Davis, II; a sister, Virginia Davis Foster; a brother, William H. Davis, IV and his companion Lucy Owens. Kevin enjoyed spending time boating and fishing. He will be missed by all who...
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Steven Lawrence Benjamin

November 22, 1955 - May 4, 2016

Steven Lawrence Benjamin, 60, of Hope Mills, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born November 22, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was the son of the late Bernard and Patricia Benjamin. Steven leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mary Benjamin; daughters, Angela Tuzzio and Elizabeth Johnson and husband Antoine, all of Omaha, Nebraska; sons, Michael Benjamin and fiancée Kim of Rochester,...
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George Jay Post, Jr.

January 24, 1949 - May 3, 2016

George Jay Post, Jr. 67 of Fayetteville died May 3, 2016 Born in Easton, PA he is the son of the late George Jay and Evelyn Werkheiser Post, Sr. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Allender of Hope Mills; sisters, Robin and Bonnie Post; 9 brothers, Richard, Harold, Danius, Wilson, Norman, John, Floyd, Daniel and Cyrus...
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Joanne Davis Culver

May 5, 1946 - May 3, 2016

Joanne Davis Culver, 69, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Born on May 5, 1946 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of Donald and Ina Davis. Joanne was preceded in death by her father, Donald Davis and brother, Ed Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Gordon Culver; mother, Ina Davis; brothers, Donnie Davis and Bob Davis; and several nieces and nephews. ...
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Vera Mae Person

March 29, 1923 - April 29, 2016

Vera Mae Person, 93, of Hope Mills, died Friday, April 29, 2016. Born on March 29, 1923 in Hartsville, SC, she was the daughter of Carlie and Clyde Edwards. Vera leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Charles Person of the home; sister, Betty Graham of Hope Mills; brother, Lloyd Edwards of Chester, VA; one granddaughter; four great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. In...
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Mary Francis Lucas

January 28, 1934 - April 27, 2016

Mary Francis Lucas, 82, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born January 28, 1934 in Phenix City, Alabama, Mary was the daughter of the late Oveal and Mary LaCaze. She was raised by her grandmother Little Mae Graham, who, along with her parents, preceded her in death. Mary loved sewing, reading, making jewelry, and most of all, attending her great...
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Edward "Eddie" Cook

January 29, 1935 - April 25, 2016

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Carrie; daughter, Linda Repsher and husband William of Fayetteville, Cherie Wiley of Haw River, Patsy Powell and husband Curtis of Hope Mills, and Wanda Thomas and husband Wes of Hope Mills; 10 grandchildren, Elaine, Melissa, Valerie, Amanda, Allen, Natalie, Ashley, Leslie, Aaron, and Curt; and 19 great-grandchildren.
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Karen Sue Pimienta

January 16, 1952 - April 18, 2016

Karen Sue Pimienta, 64 of Fayetteville, passed away April 18, 2016. Born in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of Cleo and Isabel Towner. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Bobby and Larry Towner. She is survived by her husband Troy of 37 years; a daughter, Dawn Cook of Fayetteville; a son, John Pimienta of Raleigh; a sister, Judy Engel and husband Jim of...
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Melinda Goins Bennett

April 1, 1976 - April 17, 2016

Melinda Goins Bennett, 40, of Fort Mill, SC, died Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born April 1, 1976 in Cumberland County, Melinda is the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Vonda Floyd. She was preceded in death by her father. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Vonda Floyd; and a host of other relatives and friends. Melinda graduated from Southview High School in 1994 and attended...
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Larry "Papa Wayne" Spencer

July 14, 1949 - April 15, 2016

Larry Wayne Spencer (Papa Wayne), 66, of Hope Mills, NC, passed away April 15, 2016. Born July 14, 1949 in Hope Mills, he was the son of the late Roy and Lillian Spencer. Beloved husband, brother, father, and papa, he is survived by his wife, Peggy Spencer of Hope Mills; siblings, Barbara Litwin and husband Fred of Tennessee, Mike Spencer and wife Judy of Lumber Bridge, and Rick Spencer and...
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Melissa Hope Ward

February 19, 1977 - April 13, 2016

Melissa Hope Ward, 39,of Thomasville, North Carolina, formerly of Hope Mills, died Wednesday, April 13 2016. Melissa was born on February 19, 1977 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Stephen and Vickie Bass; and her sister, Cindy Boles. Melissa leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Nathaniel Ward; three sons, Caleb Ward, Sterling...
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Alfred Sheldon Rivers

January 29, 1935 - April 11, 2016

Retired Army SFC Alfred Sheldon Rivers, 81, of Fayetteville, NC, died Monday, Apr. 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Rivers; and stepdaughter, Debbie Davis. Mr. Rivers is survived by his sisters, Clara Evans of Chester, VA, and Betty Mayes of Buena Vista, VA; stepson, Larry Wayne Fisher of Whiteville, NC; and three grandchildren.
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Barbara Rieth

August 22, 1941 - April 10, 2016


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Ruby Lowry Winters

January 30, 1933 - April 8, 2016

Ms. Ruby Lowry Winters, 83, formerly of Hope Mills died April 8, 2016 at Bethesda Health Care Facility in Eastover, NC. Born in Cumberland County, she is the daughter of Stacy and Lottie Lowry. She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kenny Blair, and twelve brothers and sisters. She is survived by a two daughters; Renee Szalecki of Tennessee and Janice Smith of Hope Mills; a...
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Terry "Turnip" Townsend

July 11, 1949 - April 6, 2016

Terry "Turnip" Townsend, 66, of Grays Creek, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Born in Cumberland County, he is the son of Albert Arthur and Thelma Stevens Townsend. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Howard Townsend. He is survived by his wife Lynda Townsend of Grays Creek; 3 sons, Mitchell Cranford Townsend, Jody Lance Townsend and Fiancée Dana Cozine...
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Teresa Lanthorn Jacobson

October 23, 1964 - March 28, 2016

Teresa Lanthorn Jacobson, 51, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 28, 2016. Teresa was born October 23, 1964 in Fayetteville, NC. She is survived by a son, Bradley Jacobson; 2 daughters, Courtney Edge, and Kelli Ward and husband David; 2 sisters, Barbara Sykes and husband Bobby, and Marie Reese and husband Lou; niece, Christy and husband George; nephew, Earl and wife Nicole; 3 great...
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Frances Estelle Winstead

February 27, 1925 - March 27, 2016

Frances Estelle Winstead, 91, of Fayetteville died Sunday, March, 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royal Winstead and by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Hess. Ms. Winstead is survived by her sons; Ron and wife Ronda Winstead, Terry and wife Vicki Winstead, a daughter; Connie and husband Bobby Burns, one brother; Howars and wife Ruth Jones, three sisters; Lillian and...
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Bonnie Faye Johnson

December 1, 1949 - March 23, 2016

Bonnie Faye Johnson, 66, of Lillington, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Born December 1, 1949 in Fitzgerald, Georgia, she was the daughter of John Hoyt and Hattie Ruth Chitwood. Bonnie retired from Village Family Dental, and loved visiting the beach in her spare time. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, George Johnson; her two daughters Kathy (Brady) Caldwell of Summerville,...
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Rufus Wayne Peters

December 13, 1943 - March 22, 2016

Rufus Wayne Peters, 72, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in his home. Born December 13, 1943 in White Oak, he was the son of the late Gibson and Saraetta Peters. He served in the U.S. Army before pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Mr. Peters was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristina Peters and brother, Roland Peters. He is survived by his wife, Judie...
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Vickie Faye Holmes

September 5, 1961 - March 21, 2016

Vickie Faye Holmes, 54 of Fayetteville, died Monday, March 21, 2016. Born September 5, 1961 in Cumberland County, Vickie was the daughter of Robert Howard and Dorothy Mae Thomas. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Howard Thomas; brother, Robert Thomas; and sister, Sharon Kroquet. Vickie leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Jessica Thomas; son, David Jackson; mother,...
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Thomas Earl Trogdon

December 28, 1953 - March 14, 2016

After a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, Thomas "Axle" Earl Trogdon, 62, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife at the Veterans Affair Hospital on March 14, 2016. Born at Cape Fear, he was the son of Herman Edward "Whitey" Trogdon and Iva Mae Sessoms Trogdon. Tom graduated from 71st High School, joined the Fayetteville Fire Department, and later entered military service as a...
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Ernest Eugene Floyd

November 10, 1949 - March 12, 2016

Ernest Eugene "Gene" Floyd, 66, of Hope Mills died Saturday, March 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 32 wonderful years; Vonda Floyd; daughter, Melinda Reba Bennett of Fort Mills, SC; son, Chadwick Eugene Floyd of Wilmington; grandsons, Travis Scott Floyd and Jalin Michael Floyd; sisters, Brenda Coffey & husband Wayne and Sharon Garrison & husband Rick all of Waynesboro, VA; brothers, Gary...
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Sandra Lynne McCabe

July 4, 1961 - March 9, 2016

Sandra Lynne McCabe, 54, of St. Pauls, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Robeson County. Born on July 4, 1961 in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of Cecil and Clara McCabe. Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Cecil McCabe; and two brothers, Lawrence McCabe and Kenneth McCabe. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Clara McCabe of Saint Pauls; fiancé, James Bostic...
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Lettie Grace Ragan

July 13, 1925 - March 6, 2016

Lettie Grace Ragan, 90, of Fayetteville, died March 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband; Bill Ragan and grandson; Charles Ragan II. Ms. Ragan is survived by her daughter; Peggy and husband Levere "Chub" Reider, son; Charles and wife Brenda Ragan; brother; James Adkins, sister; Jackie Miller, grandchildren; Joshua Reider and wife Evette, and Tonya Ragan Tew and husband Marty,...
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Sasha Marie Burns

February 4, 1988 - March 4, 2016

Sasha is survived by her son; Joseph Chance, parents; Thomas & Se Suk Burns, sisters; Rachel McKinney, Christian Burns, Ashlin Burns.
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Frances Dole Patawaran

June 30, 1933 - March 2, 2016

Frances Dole Patawaran, 82, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in her home surrounded by family. Born June 30, 1933 in Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Willoughby. Along with her parents, Ms. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Andres Vega Patawaran. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Frances Robison and husband Robbie of...
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James Linton Curry, Sr.

October 11, 1931 - March 2, 2016

James Linton Curry, Sr., 84, of Fayetteville, NC passed away at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on March 2, 2016. He was born in Rome, GA in 1931 to Carl and Christine Curry, where he lived for many years until relocating to Fayetteville in 1969. He served in the USMC and later worked in factory management and construction. James loved sports and was an avid follower of the Atlanta Braves...
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Thelma Prevatte McGee

July 6, 1931 - February 25, 2016

Thelma Prevatte McGee, 84, of Hope Mills, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, surrounded by family. Born July 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Emma Prevatte. Along with her parents, Ms. McGee was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin McGee, Sr.; son, James Franklin McGee, Jr.; and grandson, Johnny McGee. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Clark of...
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James William Bentley

September 1, 1924 - February 23, 2016


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Tyler John Tumilty

September 14, 1996 - February 22, 2016

Tyler John Tumilty, Sep. 14, 1996 to Feb. 22, 2016, remains forever in our hearts. Tyler's short life ended abruptly on the morning of February 22nd. He was the beloved son of Jo-Ann Tumilty of Fayetteville and Matthew T. Tumilty of Tampa, FL. He is survived by his parents and older siblings, Bianca Alers of Raeford and Matthew D Tumilty of Lebanon, PA.
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Edwin Ray Ludlum

February 2, 1945 - February 21, 2016


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Frankie Ray Freeman

August 17, 1943 - February 19, 2016

Mr. Frankie Ray Freeman passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Ray was born in Fayetteville, NC on August 17, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Richard and Genevieve Maxwell Freeman, and his brothers; Charles and Larry Freeman. Ray attended Fayetteville High School and enjoyed playing softball and baseball in the Industrial...
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Dennis Michael Mehan

June 6, 1946 - February 17, 2016

Dennis Michael Mehan, 69, of Hope Mills died Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Mr. Mehan is survived by his wife; Mary, Sons; Quinn (Margarita) Mehan of Tulare, CA and Sean Mehan of Hope Mills, Sister; Elizabeth Mehan of Kenosha , WI, Grandchildren; Bianca and Joshua of Tulare, CA, Nieces; Catherine of IL., and Michelle of WI., and Nephew; Christopher of WI. A memorial service will be held at 11:00...
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Bonnie Curry

June 1, 1939 - February 16, 2016

Bonnie Curry, 76, of Fayetteville died February 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Curry, and grandson; Christian Blake Morris. Ms. Curry is survived by her daughter; Carol Lewis of Laurinburg, Granddaughter; Dana Knight (Stevie) of Laurel Hill, Grandson; Wade Lewis IV (Lenea) of Laurinburg, Great-grandchildren; T.J. Morris of Hoke County and Matthew Dawson Knight of...
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Dion DeKenderic Matthew Graham

November 2, 2015 - February 15, 2016

Dion DeKenderic Matthew Graham, infant son of Sabrina Choate and Jeffery Graham, died Monday, February 15, 2016. Dion was born November 2, 2015 in Cumberland County. Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother, Levi Graham; stepbrothers, Jon Graham, Elijah Graham, Elijah Edmonds, and Joshua Edmonds; grandparents, Heidi Cooper, James Choate, Helen Graham, and Henry McNair; and...
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Henry "H.T." Thompson, Jr.

January 21, 1934 - February 14, 2016

Henry Thomas "H.T." Thompson, Jr., 82, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, February 14, 2016. Born January 21, 1934 in Albermarle, NC, he was the son of the late Henry, Sr. and Molly Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a retired Army Master Sgt., serving several tours in Europe and Southeast Asia before retiring after over 22 years.. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Nancy C. Thompson; son, John C....
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Kenneth Ray Mullins

July 14, 1951 - February 2, 2016

Kenneth Ray Mullins, 64, of Hope Mills, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Born July 14, 1951 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Everette and Dorothy Mullins. Along with his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his stepson, Donnie Weber. He is survived by his wife, Jean Mullins; sister, Elizabeth Mullins of Deltona, FL; and three brothers, Freddie Mullins of Fayetteville,...
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Julia Lanelle Willis

July 24, 1927 - February 1, 2016

Julia Lanelle Willis, 88, of Hope Mills, died Monday, February 1, 2016. Born on July 24, 1927 in Bogalusa, Louisana, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Irma Weathersby. Along with her parents, Ms. Willis was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Frederick Willis. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Neasbitt and husband William, and Kimberly Luther; brother, Shelton...
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Hilbreth Paul "Doc" Britt, Jr.

October 18, 1936 - January 28, 2016

Ret. Army Master Sgt. Hilbreth Paul "Doc" Britt, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Born October 18, 1936 in Robeson County, he was the son of Hilbreth, Sr. and Columbia Britt. He served for over 26 years in the Army, including Special Forces, before retiring. Mr. Britt was preceded in death by his parents, Hilbreth Britt, Sr. and Columbia Britt; son, Stevie Lowery;...
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Leona Ann Guard

January 26, 2016

Leona Ann Guard, infant daughter of Kenneth Guard, Jr. and Betty Poynter, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Along with her parents, Leona is survived by her four sisters, Amanda Guard, Kaylai Poynter, Anastashia Poynter, and Paisley Guard, brother, Kevin Guard; two grandmothers, Carol Ott and Linda Richardson; grandfather, James Poynter; great grandmother, Anna Sue Gilliam; and several aunts,...
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Hannah Leigh McDaniel

November 7, 1994 - January 22, 2016

Hannah Leigh McDaniel, 21, of Hope Mills, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 22, 2016. Hannah was born on November 7, 1994 in Wilmington. She is survived by her grandparents, Jimmy and Elaine Blanchard of the home; her mother, Julie King of Hope Mills; her father, Brian and wife Stacy McDaniel of Wilmington; sister, Natalie King of Fayetteville; brothers, Tyler and Ryan...
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Sandra Jean Kerekes

August 7, 1954 - January 19, 2016

Sandra Jean Kerekes, 61, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Born August 7, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Robert Dewey and Betty Jean Fosnaugh. Ms. Kerekes leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Melissa Thomas and her husband Jason; and three grandchildren, Jared Thomas, Kyleigh Thomas, and Jacob Thomas. Services will be announced at a later...
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Jamie Nicole Easingwood

April 23, 1993 - January 16, 2016

Jamie Nicole Easingwood, 22, of Hope Mills, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, along with her boyfriend, Michael Britt Tidwell. Born April 23, 1993 in Cumberland County, Jamie was the daughter of Joseph and Deborah Easingwood. Jamie was preceded in death by her brother, James Alexander. She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Deborah Easingwood; grandparents, Maxine Tew, and Richard and...
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Ruby Sellers Rivers

January 16, 2016

Mrs. Ruby Sellers Rivers, 80, of Fayetteville, NC died January, 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her daughter; Debbie Davis, and two brothers; Jack O'Neil Sellers and David Steve Sellers. Mrs. Rivers is survived by her husband; Alfred Rivers, son; Larry W. Fisher and Fiancee, Tamara Smithwick, brother; Homer L. Sellers, Jr., three grandchildren; Hannah Cartrette, Hunter Davis,...
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Kathleen Fields

May 10, 1925 - January 16, 2016

Kathleen Fields, 90, of Hope Mills, died January 16, 2016. Born in Sampson County, she was the daughter of the late George and Neta Spell. She is also preceded in death by her husband William Carl Fields, Sr. She is survived by a son, William Carl Fields, Jr., and wife Jessica; daughter, Brook Danielle Jones and fiancée Tyler Prior.
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Howard Vander "Whit" Whittington

September 24, 1928 - January 13, 2016

Howard Vander "Whit" Whittington, 87, of Raeford, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016. He was the youngest of 11 children, father of four, grandfather of 15, and great-grandfather to several. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Vander Bilt and Nona Whittington. He is survived by his wife; Bessie Lee Whittington, daughters; Kristine Marie Sheridan and Cindy Patricia Hampton, son...
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Sandra Rozier Ludlum

April 16, 1945 - January 4, 2016

Mrs. Sandra Rozier Ludlum, 70, of Raeford, died Monday, January 4, 2016 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. Born in Cumberland County she was the daughter of the late Othea and Lois Naylor Rozier. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Ludlum of Raeford, 3 sons, Terry Ludlum and wife Rhonda of Raeford, Keith Ludlum and wife Tammy of Wilmington, Robert Ludlum...
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Donald Lee Johnson

September 17, 1945 - December 27, 2015

Donald Lee Johnson, 70, of Hope Mills, died December 27, 2015. Born in Cumberland County, he was the son of Roy and Marian Musselwhite Johnson. He was a Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Helen Stevenson, and a niece Cindy Aldrich. He is survived by 5 children, Chad Johnson, Shane Johnson, Kimberly Kane and husband Michael all of Hope Mills, Alex Johnson...
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Gary Steven Pone

July 6, 1975 - December 26, 2015

Mr. Pone is survived by his mother Elaine Douglas (Roger); Father Clifton Pone; Sisters Shandella Williams (Charlie); Shavegas Sutton (Malcom); Brother Gregory Pone; Fiancee Andrea Graham, and son Jamen Patterson.
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Carolyn E. Barnhill

December 25, 2015

Ms. Carolyn T. Barnhill, 70, of St. Pauls, died Friday, December 25, 2015 She was preceded in death by her husband; Henry Lamer Barnhill, II. Ms. Barnhill is survived by a son, Darrin Barnhill and wife Michelle; daughter, Teresa Barnhill; one half sister, Dorothy Williams; and one half brother, Kenneth Thomas, three brothers-in-law; Billy and Doug Barnhill, and Robert Hales, five sisters-in-law...
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Francis Ray "Buddy" Hester

October 3, 1948 - December 24, 2015

Mr. Francis Ray "Buddy" Hester, 67, of Hope Mills, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family. Born October 3, 1948 in Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Francis Weldon and Bertha Harper Hester. Buddy was a member of Jesus First Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Nancy; son, Jeremy Hester; daughter, Jennifer Hanson and husband Roger;...
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Cornelis Sprangers

April 9, 1931 - December 22, 2015

Cornelis (Cornell) Sprangers, 84, a prominent member of the Grays Creek community was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He passed peacefully at the Cape Fear Medical Center after a brief illness and was surrounded by his loving family. Cornell was born on April 9, 1931, in the Dutch East Indies to Cornellius Sprangers and Gerda Veen as the oldest of ten...
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Henry Lamer Barnhill II

May 21, 1948 - December 15, 2015

Henry Lamer Barnhill, II, 67, of St. Pauls, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Mr. Barnhill was an Army veteran. Mr. Barnhill is survived by his wife, Carolyn Barnhill; son, Darrin Barnhill and wife Michelle; daughter, Teresa Barnhill; brothers, Douglas and Billy Barnhill; sisters, Carolyn Shook, Cynthia Davis, Wanda Freeland, and Patsy Hoyle, half brother, Robert Hales, half sister, Lisa Freeman;...
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Cary Decator English, Jr.

October 20, 1977 - December 15, 2015

Cary, 38, is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Mae English; mother, Vera English; siblings, Lynn Robinson Barefoot of Fayetteville, Lora Robinson Powell of Wake Forest, Troy Kevin Robinson of Stedman, and Tracy Parker of Wallace; Fiancé, Stefanie Wiggs, and her daughters, Kayla, Destany, and Delila; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Cary was preceded in death by his father, "Pete"...
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Sally Minnie Ratley

May 2, 1941 - December 15, 2015

Sally Minnie Ratley, 74, of Fayetteville, died December 15, 2015 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Gus and Estelle Evans Alligood. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mickey, and a daughter Karen Mullis. She is survived by children; Debra Parker and husband Gary, Diana White and companion Tracey, Donnie Ratley and...
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Frances Musselwhite Guy

April 26, 1926 - December 11, 2015

Mrs. Frances Musselwhite Guy, 89, of Hope Mills, died Friday, December 11, 2015 in her home surrounded by family. Born on April 26, 1926 in Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late Roland Edward and Sara Catherine Musselwhite. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Barnes. Mrs. Guy leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Wade F. Guy; children...
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Linda Douglas Jackson

January 30, 1951 - December 8, 2015

Linda Douglas Jackson, 64, of Hope Mills, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Born in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Rose Calcutt Douglas. She is survived by 4 daughters, Sandra Perry, Sharon Lee, Janice Prevatte, and Jennifer Tyndall; a sister, Donna Hales and a brother, Bryant Douglas; 9 grandchildren, Brandon, Bryan, Stacie,...
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David Nash Lynch

January 4, 1936 - December 3, 2015

David Nash Lynch, 79, of Fayetteville, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Born January 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Annie Baxley and Vernon Lynch. Along with his parents, Mr. Lynch was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Beard Lynch. He is survived by his sister, Doris Estelle Lynch. Mr. Lynch graduated from Hope Mills High School in 1961...
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Robert Carver

February 7, 1932 - November 20, 2015

Robert Carver, 83, of Dunn, died November 20, 2015 at Senior Citizens Village, where he has been a resident for 12 years. He was born February 7, 1932 in Cumberland County, to Geneva Patterson Carver and Herbert Carver. He worked for many years with his brother Alvis and nephew Steve at Carver Equipment Company in Dunn as a service technician on farm equipment. Then in retirement, he enjoyed...
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William Dasher "Bill" High, Sr.

October 8, 1943 - November 20, 2015

Mr. William Dasher "Bill" High, Sr., 72, of Fayetteville, passed away November 20, 2015 at his residence. Born in Columbus County he was the son of the late Robert and Helen Dasher High. He is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Serena Morgan High. Mr. High was a member of Southview Baptist Church. Before retiring, he worked as a Loan Officer at Wachovia Bank and was a Branch...
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Brenda Carol Gore Burr

November 17, 1943 - November 19, 2015

Mrs. Brenda Carol Gore Burr, 72, of Fayetteville, died November 19, 2015. Born in Cumberland county, she is the daughter of Kelly Gore and the late Vernell Turlington Gore. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ernest Burr, Sr. and a daughter, Joy Carlene Burr. She is survived by daughters, Wendy May, and Linda Burr; a son, Carl Ernest Burr, Jr. and wife Kim; 7...
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