Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Peter Sorensen

Peter J. Sorensen of Raeford, formerly of Illinois, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 86.

He was born in Cook County, Illinois on December 29, 1929 to the late Jens Peter Sorensen and Phillis Ward Sorensen. He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael Sorensen.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer in Illinois and plant manager at Crane Packing in Vandalia, Illinois before he retired. His hobbies were woodworking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Sorensen; one son, Dane P. Sorensen; one daughter, Jean S. Thomas (Robert); two grandchildren, Christian and Jacob Thomas; and 2 sisters, Phyllis Nelson of Round Lake, Illinois, and Meta Iwachaniuk of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Emma Hardin

 Emma Rhodes Hardin of Raeford, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 87.

She was born May 4, 1928 in Robeson County to the late Jetter Osborne Rhodes and Mary Walters Rhodes. She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Odell Hardin and two sisters, Geneva Ivey and Omega Hardin. She served as a faithful member of the Raeford United Methodist Church for 50 years, where she was very active. She was involved with her Bible Circle Group, and a member of the Pearl S. Cole Sunday School Class. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen H. Wilson and her husband Ronald of Raeford, and Kimberly H. Shepard and her husband Barclay of Poquoson, Virginia;  two grandchildren, Lorie Garrison and Gaston Shepard; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Garrison.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Raeford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brian Wingo officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, The Raeford United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 308 North Main Street, Raeford NC 28376. 

Aaron L. Hollingsworth

Aaron Lee Hollingsworth of Raeford died Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the FirstHealth Hospice House at the age of 63.
Aaron was born on July 14, 1952 in Sampson County. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion "Red" Hollingsworth and his sister, Patricia Lynn Maynard. He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church where he taught and was superintendent of the Sunday school. He also taught the discipleship class and was a deacon, chairman, and a trustee. Aaron was also owner and operator of Hollingsworth Auto Sales.
Survivors are:  his wife, Linda R. Hollingsworth of Raeford; his sons, Andrew "Drew" Hollingsworth of Raeford; Adrian Rollins of Vass; his daughter, Tonya Hinson of Raeford; his mother, Laura D. Hollingsworth of Raeford; his sisters, Wanda Brock of Raeford, Judy VanAllen (Billy) of Raeford; two grandchildren, Tristan Rollins and Alaina "Bean" Stewart; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Memorial service will begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Reverend Toby Neal officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may, memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1533, Raeford, NC 28376 or FirstHealth Hospice House, P.O. Box 5889, Pinehurst, NC 28374.


Timothy McQueen

Timothy McQueen, of Raeford, died Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Survivors are: his wife, LeShenda McQueen; children, Tite-Ana, Lezah and Trebor; parents, Larry and Sylvia McQueen; sisters, Chiquita Alexander(T.K.) and Sharonda McQueen; brothers, Larry McQueen(Courtney) and Tremain McQueen(Tiffanie).
The funeral will be held Saturday, February 6 at 1 p.m. at J.W. Turlington School. Burial will be St. Mary's Christian Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Red Springs.
Viewing will be held Friday, February 5 in Buie's Funeral Home Chapel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Larosa Jones

Larosa Jones, 52, of Raeford, died Janurar 27, 2016.
Survivors are: her husband, Mitchell Jones; daughter, Larlet Henly; sons, Marcus Jones(Camella) and Mitchell Jones, Jr.(Kimberly); 12 grandchildren; mother, Evangelist Mary Della Brunson; brothers, Minister Rodney Brunson(Barbara) and Bill Bruson(Tammy); sisters, Shirley McNatt, Mary McLeod, Eldress Della Smith, and Lisa Fields; nephew, Kunte Bethea; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jones.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, February 3 at 2 p.m. in Laurel Hill MB Church. Burial will be in church cemetery.

Madelein Campbell

Madeline Campbell, of Raeford, died Saturday, Januray 23, 2016.
Survivors are: sons, William Latif Harris and Paul Edward Worsley, Jr.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Helen Way.
A memorial service was held Sunday, January 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Buie's Funeral Home Chapel.



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bud Stephens

Bud Weston Stephens of Raeford died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 86.

He was born in Hoke County on August 14, 1929 to the late Younger and Minnie Russell Stephens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magdalene Stephens. He was retired from the civil service.

He is survived by his sons, Tracy Stephens and his wife Delila of Red Springs, and Kenneth W. Stephens of Fayetteville; his daughters, Jo Ann Allen and her husband, Jimmy of Raeford, Sharlene Jackson of Raeford, and Patty Price of Raeford; his sisters, Mattie Guillette of Fayetteville, Loretta Wood of Rockfish, Rachael Clark of Rockfish, and Betty Jean Sechrist of Dobson; 8 grandchildren, Brian Stephens and his wife Sarah, Melissa Baxley and her husband Dennis, Jason Allen and his wife Angel, Jeff Allen and his wife April, Jeremy Price and his wife Kristy, Mark Jackson and his wife Wendy, Kevin Jackson, and Maurice Price III and his wife Emily; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 2-2:45 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford, NC.

A Graveside Service will be held at 3 p.m. at Antioch Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gerald Oldham, Jr. officiating.

Memorials may be made in memory of his wife, Mary Magdalene Stephens, to Philippi Presbyterian Church,2800 Philippi Church Road, Raeford NC 28376 and Antioch Presbyterian Church ,6583 Red Springs Rd. Raeford, NC 28376.

Monday, January 25, 2016

James B. Wilkins

James B. Wilkins, Jr., 87, of Raeford, formerly of Fayetteville,  passed away on January 22, 2016. He was born on January 13, 1929 in Linden, NC.
Mr. Wilkins was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth Patterson Wilkins, by his parents James Wilkins, Sr. and Louise Heriot Wilkins, by his brother Bruce Wilkins, and by  a nephew Davison Wilkins.
A man of sterling integrity and deep kindness, Mr. Wilkins loved people, animals, nature, and wildlife, and was a long-standing supporter of numerous environmental and wildlife causes. He was an avid fisherman, and he and his wife thoroughly enjoyed their many decades visiting their coastal home on Little Folly River in Varnamtown, NC where they developed deep and abiding friendships with their neighbors.
Jim graduated from Linden High School, Class of 1947, and then graduated from Mars Hill College. Shortly thereafter he was thrust into a position of deep responsibility when his father unexpectedly died. He assumed the leadership of a large farming and dairy enterprise and successfully kept the farm thriving. Jim next entered into a lifelong career in the heating and air conditioning industry, working with Johnson Control and with the JJ Barnes Company. He was the owner and operator of Wilkins Service Company which did contracting work for Kelly Springfield. He achieved the level of Professional Engineer, and was well-respected in his field as an intelligent, resourceful, fair, and hardworking individual.
He is survived by his brother Heriot Wilkins, his nephew Meredith Wilkins, his first cousins Charles "Buddy" Wilkins of Fayetteville, Bob Wilkins of Freeport, Bahamas, Betty Anne Hightower of Arizona, and Dr. Mason Wilkins of Idaho, and by his late wife's first cousins and their families. In addition, he is survived by numerous friends who he loved as family, and who deeply loved and respected him in return.
A graveside ceremony and internment will be held at Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville, NC at 1 pm Thursday January 28, 2016. and visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Wed. January 27, 2016 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Parker United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 27, Raeford, NC, The World Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Jean R. Woodcox

Jean R. Woodcox, 57, of Raeford, died Saturday, January 23, 2016.
The funeral will be held  Monday, January 25 at noon in Wagram Church of God.  Burial will be Raeford Cemetery.


Terrel Hines

Terrel Hines, 79, of Raeford, died Thursday, January 14, 2016.
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m. in Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Laurinburg Road.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Eddie Baker

Edgar "Eddie" Miller Baker, Sr. of Raeford died, Friday, January 22, 2016 in his home at the age of 69. 
He was born in Hoke County on August 11, 1946 to the late Charles David Baker and Sula Mae Hardister Baker. He was the owner of Cross Creek Seed, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne Johnson Baker of Raeford; two sons, Edgar Miller Baker, Jr. and his wife Kristen, and Sam Baker and his wife Mary Louise; a daughter, Worthy Baker McFadyen and her husband Tom; 10 grandchildren, Mabel Baker, Jeb Baker, Evie Baker, Catherine McFadyen, Amanda Worthy McFadyen, Thomas McFadyen, Sadie Baker, Sam Baker, Jessie Baker, and Lainey Baker; two brothers, Charles Baker and his wife Susie of Fayetteville, and Bobby Baker and his wife Janet of Mooresville; and a sister, Linda Huff and her husband Ralph of Fayetteville. 2-9 p.m.
A graveside service will be held in the Raeford Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, January, 25, 2016 with the Rev. James Wilhide officiating.
Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford is serving the family.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 2128 Raeford, NC 28376
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Susie M. Dedie

Susie McKee Dedie, 62, owner of the Yorkie House, died early Wednesday morning, January 20, 2016, in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
She was born in Fayetteville to the late William and Kathleen Brunson McKee. She was a graduate of Massey Hill High School and was best known as the owner and operator of the Yorkie House in Raeford. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Dennis Ridley.
Survivors are: her loving husband of 27 years, Tim Dedie of the home; sister, Linda McKee Ridley and husband Dave of Fayetteville; niece, Sherry Ridley Koonce and husband Mitchel of Fayetteville; great-nieces and nephews, Danyelle Ridley, Mitchell David and Tyler Koonce all of Fayetteville and Lacey Ridley Alford and her son Trevor both of Panama City, FL; and an aunt, Charlotte Banks of Fayetteville.
A private service for the family was held.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to ASPCA.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Willie Holt

Mrs. Willie Holt, 84, of Raeford, died Thursday, January 14, 2016.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. in Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church. 
Visitation will be held at  Doby Funeral Home Tuesday,  January 19 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Naomi C. Roper

Naomi Carpenter Roper, 69, of Raeford, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
Survivors are: her husband, John Roper; sons, John Roper of Nashua, New Hampshire and Kendrick Roper of Raeford; stepdaughter, Sandra Harrington; sisters, Queen E. McCall and Annie C. Smith of Raeford and Eve Mae Carpenter of Montclair, New Jersey; brothers, Robert Carpenter, Frank Carpenter(Romine), and William "Neal" Carpenter(Teresa) all of Raeford; sister-in-laws, Annie Carpeneter, Vernetta Carpenter, Maryland McKoy(Tim) and Elosie Ratliff, all of Raeford, Mary Monroe of Lumber Bridge and Dorothy McKinnon of Durham; brother-in-laws, Herman Moody and Robert Moody of Raeford: three grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral was  held Sunday, January 17 at 2 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial was in McLauchlin Chapel Cemetery.

Spencer Singletary

Spencer Singletary, 96, of Raeford, died Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Survivors are: daughter, Algie Lee McGregor

The funeral will be held Tuesday, January 19 at 11 a.m. in Friendship Grove FWB Church. Burial will be in Silver Grove Community Cemetery.

Viewing: Buie Funeral Home Chapel, 543 Vass Rd., Raeford, Monday, January 18 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.