Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Margaret Taylor

Margaret Elizabeth Taylor, 69, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ethel Tyson; a sister, Faye Robeson; and brothers, J.L. Tyson and Barney Tyson.

 Survivors include a sister, Nora Lee Hinson of Shallotte; and brothers William Tyson of Bladenboro, and Junior Tyson of Whiteville

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 1-1:45 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Burial will be held in Taylor Cemetery in Lumberton.

Richard Taylor

Richard Lee Taylor, 72, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Rosa Taylor; wife, Margaret Taylor; and sister, Margie Baxley.

Survivors include his brother, Billy Ray Taylor and wife Mary; sisters, Rosa Lee McLean, Frances Bailey and husband James, Patricia Campbell, Velma Davis and husband Mac, Annette Hendrix.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 1-1:45 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Burial will be held in Taylor Cemetery in Lumberton.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Flora W. Reynods

Flora Louise Wood Reynolds, 90, of Rockfish passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
She was born January 3, 1926 to the late Thaddeus Graham Wood and Flora Margaret Monroe Wood. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Cecil Reynolds, sisters Lela W. McInnis, Hazel W. Smith, Margaret W. Newton, and James Wood.
She was a lifelong member of Galatia Presbyterian Church and a recipient of the Presbyterian Women's Honorary Life Membership on October 27, 1996. She was employed by the Department of the Air Force, PopeAFB, for 28 Years. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Survivors include her son, James Michael Reynolds and wife Vickie; daughter, Martha Parks and husband Ray; grandchildren Elizabeth P. Williams and husband Rusty, Tony Reynolds and wife Darby, Melissa Parks, Chris Reynolds and wife Liz, Jennifer P. Rezeli and husband Luke; and great-grandchildren, Austin Reynolds, Hailey Reynolds, Abby Williams, Ryan Williams and Lauren Reynolds.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Galatia Presbyterian Church with a funeral following at 2 p.m. in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kay L. McMillian

Kay Lentz McMillian of Raeford, passed away Friday evening, November 18, 2016 at the age of 58.

She was born March 7, 1958 in Moore County to the late William Thomas Lentz and Aline E. Daniels. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Raeford Presbyterian Church. She retired in 2015 from Hoke County Department of Social Services, were she worked as an administrator.

She is survived by her husband Smokey McMillian of Raeford; daughters Joli M. Blanks and her husband Tim of Monroe, and Anna M. McMillian of Santa Fe, New Mexico; grandchildren Everett Ray Blanks and Aline Louise Blanks; brother, William Thomas Lentz, Jr. and his wife Helen of Raeford; and sister Elizabeth Jean Smith of Raeford.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday November 21 at Crumpler Funeral, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 at the Raeford Cemetery, with Pastor Jim Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, St. Judes Children's Research Hospital at 510 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105 http://www.stjude.org or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210, http://gifts.mdanderson.org.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Frances Conoly

Frances Elizabeth Hanner Conoly, 71, of Germanton, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2016, at Priddy Manor Assisted Living in King after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1945, in Lee County, North Carolina. She attended high school in Raeford. She worked as a customer service representative in the banking industry until her retirement. She was an avid quilter. She was a strong woman who survived two bank robberies when she was a teller, including one in which a robber placed a bomb in front of her. She didn't think it was really a bomb, but she gave the robber a bag of money that exploded with red dye as soon as he left the bank, and she ran to lock the door behind him. She also dealt bravely with Alzheimer's disease and bone marrow cancer.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Ann Griffin, and her parents, Robert Neil Hanner and Billie Reaves Hanner. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Donald Neill Conoly; sons Kenneth Neill Conoly and wife Peggy of Carolina Beach, Jeffrey David Conoly and wife Regina of Chester, Virginia, and Jason Paul Conoly and wife Amy of Florence, South Carolina; brother Scott Hanner of Wake Forest; grandchildren Stephanie Groger and husband Jimmy, Crystal Lamb, David Conoly and wife Lindsey, and Samantha Conoly; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Lily and Reiley Groger, Gavin and Chloe Lamb, and Braydon, McKenna and Landon Conoly.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 357 Old Hollow Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105.

Barbara Warlick Lawrence



Barbara Warlick Lawrence, 78, of Wilson, passed away Thursday with her daughters by her side.  
She was born May 2, 1938, and grew up in Raeford. She graduated from Wake Forest University and taught high school English upon graduation. She had two daughters with her first husband Richard Johnston, and stayed home to raise her family in Wilson. She then became a librarian with the Wilson Library which furthered her love of reading. She was fortunate later in life to marry the love of her life, Pete. She especially enjoyed playing golf and traveling with Pete. She was a loving, caring and wonderful mother. She was the ultimate caregiver for her entire family.  She will also be missed by her golf friends, her bridge friends, her high school friends and her church friends. 
She is survived by her daughters, Beth Johnston Thomas and husband, John G. of Charlotte, and Cathy Johnston Bowen and husband, Jerry of Raleigh; granddaughters, Sara and Barbara Anne Thomas; grandson, Alex Johnston Bowen; sister, Judie and husband, Sam Byers, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; niece Julie Warren; and nephews, Brandon and Laine Byers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, of 28 years, Peter Brian Lawrence; her parents, Harvey and Pearl Warlick; brother, Samuel Dixon Warlick; and nephew, Sam Russell Byers.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to The Church of St. Therese, 700 Nash Street NW, Wilson, NC 27893 or Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash Street NW, Wilson, NC 27893.
Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Elijah Smith Jr.

Elijah Smith Jr. died Saturday, November 05, 2016.

He was the son of the late Mamie Ree Harris and Elijah Smith Sr.

He is survived by his sisters, Jackie Barrett, Waltener Jefferson, Gail Headen and Debbie Smith; and brother, Frank Harris, Jr (Delois).

A memorial service will be conducted in Buie Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Ann G. Davis

Ann Gibson Davis, 60, of Raeford, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Southeastern Hospice House.
She was born in Scotland County, on March 6, 1956 to the late Stafford Ed Gibson and Doris Clark Gibson. She was preceded in death by her brother Stafford Ed Gibson Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Davis and his wife Mandi of Lumber Bridge, and Donald Davis of Lumber Bridge, one granddaughter Kaylee Parker of Lumber Bridge, her companion Jim Gabbard and four brothers, Danny Gibson, Ronny Gibson, Larry Gibson, and Lloyd Gibson all of Raeford.
Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 15 6-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dwight Jackson officiating.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

William (Bill) Curry

William Thomas (Bill) Curry, 69, died October 22, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital. 

He was born in Westchester, New York on August 1, 1947 to the late Charles William Curry and Ruth Hadden Hendrix.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church 6800 Arabia Rd. Lumber Bridge, NC 28357.

Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304. On-line condolences may be made at www.lafayettefh.com.