Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jerry D. Connally

Jerry Douglas Connally, 76, of Parkton, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
He was an Army National Guard veteran.
Survivors are: wife, Joyce; daughter, Sharolyn Herndon; brother, Jim; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raeford. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park West. 
Visitation will be held Thurs. Aug. 28 from 6 to 8  at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory of Fayetteville.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Joanna Barber

Joanna Barber, 42, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her residence.
Joanna was born September 23, 1971 in Moore County to Jeanette Rumfelt Johnson and the late Arthur Leon Garner. She was a computer lab assistant at Sandhills Community College.
She is predeceased by her father Arthur Garner and brother Greg Garner.
Survivors are: her husband of 13 years, Billy Barber; mother Jeanette Johnson and stepfather Al; son Kollin Barber of Aberdeen; daughters Audrina Garner of Wagram and Kayla Barber Tingle(Billy) of Ellerbe; brothers Randy Garner(Lisa) of Carthage, Wayne Garner (Iris) of Sanford, William Garner (Reba) of Pinebluff, David Garner (Lisa) of Jacksonville, FL;  five grandchildren Trey, Destiny, Chasity, Aubrey, and Annalyssa; sister-in-law Betty Garner of Aberdeen; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, August 31 at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines. Family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 pm prior to service. Burial will follow service at Ashley Heights Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moore Humane Society, 5355 NC Hwy 22, Carthage, NC 28327 or Friend to Friend, P.O. Box 1508, Carthage, NC 28327.   Online condolences may be made at



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ronald S. Gordon

Ronald S. Gordon "Meat Man" of 422 Gordon Road, Raeford, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Quail Haven Healthcare Center of Pinehurst at the age of 78.
He was born June 30, 1936 to the late John Currie Gordon and Wilma Smith Gordon.
He is preceded in death by his wife Ethel Evans Gordon, his son, Michael Gordon and a brother Robert Harold Gordon. He was a member of the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Thompkins and husband Jerry of Leland, Rhonda Cole and husband Richie of Jackson Springs, and Robin Gordon of Raeford; one son, Ronald (Buddy) and wife Angela of Raeford; grandchildren, Heath and Michelle Gaddy, Jesse Gaddy, Paula Thompkins, Travis Thompkins, Silas Cole, Dylan Cole, Joshua and Amber Gordon, Michael and Kristina Gordon, and Douglas Fipps and Paula Fipps; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous others consider him their Paw Paw.
The visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church 379 West Palmer Ave. Raeford, with Pastor Billy Joe Brady and the Rev. Elizabeth Forester officiating.
Interment will be at the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church P.O. Box 1863 Raeford NC 28376.
Online condolences may be made at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Walter H. Shaw

Walter H. Shaw, 89, of 208 Quick Wilkerson Road, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Survived by: Nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. in Freedom Chapel Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
 Viewing will be held today, Aug. 21 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford. Visitation, 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michelle Moreau

Michelle Moreau, 46, of Raeford, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
Survivors are: daughter, Emily; son, Hunter; mother, Jan; sister, Amanda Treece; and a grandchild.
A memorial service will be held Saturday. Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. in Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service in Fayetteville. 
Visitation will be held immediately following the service.


Monday, August 18, 2014

John G. Elebee

John Gillis Elebee, 74, of Raeford, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Survivors are; sister, Shirley Harper; and a grandchild.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. in New Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Peggy Locklear

Peggy Locklear, 62, of 2401 Army Road, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Survivors are: husband, Walton; daughters, Tammy, Bobbie Joe and Kim; brother, Kast; sisters, Wanda Tickle, Cathy Branch, Linda Chavis and Melanie Dahl; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. in Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Galilee Baptist Church cemetery in Red Springs. 
Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 18 from  7 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Red Springs.

Madelin Poe

Madelin Poe, 83, of 171 Rose St., died Wedneday, Aug. 13, 2014.
Survivors are: brother, James Jones; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. in New Shady Grove Baptist Church in Shannon. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Zachary D. Phillips

Zachary Dominic Phillips, 14, of Raeford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Fayetteville.
Zach was born in Norwich, Conn., on May 29, 2000, to Diana Hathaway and Eugene Phillips.
He was a student at Anderson Creek Middle School and was scheduled to start as a freshman at Hoke High in Raeford. Zach was a loving son and will be greatly missed.
His mother, Diana Hathaway, preceded him in death.
Survivors are:  his father, Eugene Phillips; his brother, Justin Phillips of Raeford; a sister, Kelsey Phillips of Raeford; paternal grandparents, Donald and Alice Hathaway of Raeford; maternal grandmother, Kathy Phillips of Connecticut; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Funeral Services for Zachary and Diana will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in West Fayetteville Baptist Church, 2465 Gillis Hill Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304, with the Revs. Tony Wilson and Clarence Privette officiating.
Burial will follow the service in Cumberland Cemetery, Bingham Drive, Fayetteville.

Diana M. Hathaway

Diana Maria Hathaway, 31, of Raeford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Diana was born in New London, Conn., to Donald and Alice Therrien Hathaway.
Diana was a loving mother and daughter and always had a smile on her face. She worked as a cashier at Food Lion and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Her son, Zachary preceded her in death.
Survivors are: a son, Justin Phillips of the home; a daughter, Kelsey Phillips of the home; parents, Donald and Alice Hathaway of Raeford; brothers, Donald Hathaway Jr. and Michael Hathaway, both of Raeford; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Funeral Services for Diana and Zachary will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in West Fayetteville Baptist Church, 2465 Gillis Hill Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304, with the Revs. Tony Wilson and Clarence Prevette officiating.
Burial will follow in Cumberland Cemetery, Bingham Drive, Fayetteville.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Burleigh B. Thompson

Burleigh B. Thompson of Raeford died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in FirstHealth Moore Regional at the age of 77.
He was born in Richmond County on September 27, 1936 to the late Charles and Viola Thompson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Jenette Campbell Thompson and his son, Garry A. Thompson. He was a member of the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church in Raeford and worked with the NCDOT as an inspector before retiring in 2000. He was a member and mentor with A.A. He served in the NC National Guard and was an avid gardener.
He is survived by his companion, Ruby H. Wiggins of Raeford; his son, Jackie M. Thompson of Raeford; his daughter, Deborah T. McKenzie of Lillington; his extended family, Connie W. Dial (Terry) of Raeford; their children, Angel D. Baker (Derrick) of Raeford, Jonathan P. Hair (Biancia) of Raeford; a grandson, Shawn Buring (Jessica); and many step-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, 379 W. Palmer Street, Raeford, with Reverend Billy Joe Brady and Reverend Gregg Newton officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Alcoholics Anonymous, 604 German Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Online condolences may be made at

Fanette Gore Ollendorff

Fanette Gore Ollendorff, born in Raeford on May 30, 1933, died August 7, 2014 in Naples, Florida.
She was the daughter of attorney Arthur D. Gore and Annie McFadyen Gore. She grew up in Raeford, and graduated from Hoke High School, Peace College, and Meredith College. After she graduated, she became a teacher in Fayetteville and Annandale, Virginia. She was married to Max J. Ollendorff of Naples, Florida for 48 years. He retired after 35 years of service in the U.S. government, commissioned as a foreign service officer with assignments in Germany, France, Finland, and Washington. While her husband served overseas, she engaged herself in artwork and cloisonné jewelry. She served as a U.S. hostess at the French embassy.
She was a Christian mother and grandmother devoted to her children and community. She and her husband returned to Washington and then moved to Naples, Florida in retirement. Her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Ollendorff of California; two sons, Karl Ollendorff of Naples, Florida, and Max Ollendorff, his wife, Christy and twin granddaughters, Amy and Emily Ollendorff, of California; and a sister, Anne Hostetler Register of Pinehurst.
Condolences may be made to Katja Ollendorff, 1369 Hyde St, No. 14, San Francisco, Ca. 94109 or

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wanda Kirk

Wanda Kirk, 76, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 in her home.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1937 to the late Robert and Ruth George Kirk. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sons, John D'Annunzio and Ben Mosco, and a brother, Doug Kirk.
She is survived by her partner, Fred White of Raeford; sons, Tim D'Annunzio and his wife Colleen of Raeford, and Robert Mosco and his wife Carol of Raeford; daughters, Doreen Comito and her husband John of Gloucester, New Jersey, Pamela D'Annunzio and her partner James McGeehan of Wilmington, Ruth Greer and her husband Jeff of Middletown, Delaware and Rose Marie Mosco of Pennsylvania; brothers, Robert Kirk and William Kirk, both of Pennsylvania and Donald Kirk of Cape May, New Jersey; sisters, Joan Kirk and Barbara Webb, both of Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304 with the Rev. Dr. Steve Castle officiating.
Burial will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park West, 6701 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Arrangements for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304. On-line condolences may be made at

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Michael A. Minter

Michael Allen Minter of Raeford died Friday, August 8, 2014 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 45.
He was born in Moore County on January 30, 1969. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ward Caulder, and his brother, Kenney Minter.
He is survived by his daughter, Hannah Minter of Fayetteville; his brothers, Chris Huffman and his wife Robin and their son, Joshua and daughter Candace of Raeford, Ronnie Strickland of Raeford, and Greg Huffman of Florida; and his sister, Tammy Benton of Michigan.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford 7-9 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel-Raeford with Pastor Jerry Edge officiating. Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at

Pauline McNeill Bruner

Sarah Pauline McNeill Bruner, 97, of Laurinburg, formerly of Antioch community, Hoke County, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Scotland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
She was retired from Dundarrach Trading Company where she worked as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a lifelong member of Antioch Presbyterian Church and a former president of the Clan McBryde. It was largely through her efforts that a history of the Clan McBryde was written.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamon Arnie Bruner.
She is survived by a brother, Percy McNeill and wife Jo of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Bertha McNeill Webster of Chester, Virginia; sister-in-law, Betty McNeill of Antioch; two sons, Ben Bruner and wife, Molly of Charleston, South Carolina, Jerry Bruner and wife Leslie of Laurinburg; seven grandchildren, Luke Bruner and wife Kristy, children Rowan and Iris, Lisa Bruner and husband Kris Jensen, daughter Ruby, Owen Bruner, Clay Bruner, Scott Bruner, Chase Bruner, and Abby Bruner; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
An interment will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the church, with visitation afterward.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church, 6583 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC 28377.
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