Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Daisy Butt

Daisy Louise Butt of Raeford died, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 94.

She was born in Texas on June 5, 1921 to the late Forrest Fount Sheppard and Minnie Scott Sheppard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Butt.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph Acorn of Raeford, and David Butt of Raeford; her daughters, Nancy Griffin (Paul) of Walnut Cove, and Hope Acorn of Raeford; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, 2016 1-2 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Julius Jackson

Julius Herman "J.H." Jackson of 130 Shackett Road died, Saturday, May 14, 2016 in his home at the age of 80.

He was born in Sampson County on June 6, 1935 to the late Herman Eugene Jackson and Avis Pearl Atkinson Jackson. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Jackson. He retired from ABC Plumbing in Fayetteville. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, JoAnn Parrish Jackson of Raeford; two sons, Eddie Jackson of Raeford, and Stephen "Timmy" Jackson and his wife Charlene Jacobs of Raeford; four grandchildren, Matthew Jackson, Caroline Jackson, Victoria Jackson, and Tiffany Jackson; two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ann Jacobs, and Heather Denise Jacobs; and one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Rena Millermon.

Visitation will be held at the home, 130 Shackett Road in Raeford on Wednesday May 18 from 2-6 p.m.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Tommy Langdon

Tommy Raz Langdon, 49, of Raeford passed away May 10, 2016. He had a love of flying, from a very young age. He acquired his private pilots license and flew solo at the age of 16. He served in the United States Army. He lived in Alaska and worked at Denali National Park. He was a driver's education instructor.
His interests included art, music, SCUBA diving, and astronomy, and he had a love of animals. He will be remembered most for his sense of humor and his ability to love others in the midst of his own personal storms. He had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Elga Langdon; brothers Rob Langdon and Mac and wife Daphne; sisters Kristin Phillips and Karin Langdon; nephews Ryan, Jakob, Jeb, Brayden, Dylan Joe, and Luke; nieces Robyn, Landry Rose, and Leila; aunt Nancy Langdon; and uncle Danny Loftin and wife Megan.
The family will be having a private memorial service, and would like to thank the loyal extended family and friends who were there for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Celebrate Recovery, PO Box 1553 Raeford, NC 28376.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Evelyn McKeithan

Evelyn Ann McBryde McKeithan, 97, of Fayetteville, died Monday, May 9, 2016. 
She worked with the administrative staff of both Pittman and Highsmith Rainey hospitals for many years and was the owner of Mack's Antiques. 
Surviving are her son, Richard Leon McKeithan, and three grandchildren.
She was a Member of MacPherson Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Presbyterian Women. 
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9-9:45 a.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. 

Ret. Col. Eddie J. White Sr.

Retired Colonel Eddie James White Sr., 75, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, May 5th, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Sara White of the home; sons, Eddie J White Jr. and wife Kim of Raeford and William F. White and wife, Tabatha of Fayetteville; daughter, Bonnie Spooner and husband, Kevin of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Colin, Billy, Samantha, and Dakota. 

His career began in 1963 after receiving his commission from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He served two combat tours in Vietnam starting in July 1966 as well as in 1969, earning two Silver Stars, seven Bronze Stars (2 with Valor), seven Air Medals, 4 ARCOMS (2 With Valor), Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart. 

He continued his service post-Vietnam by earning his Green Beret and performing multiple duties in 5th Special Forces Group then accepting command of 2nd BN – 505th PIR in Fort Bragg. In 1988, he became the commander of 1st Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis, Washington. He culminated his career at Fort Bragg while serving as the Chief of Staff for Special Forces Command ABN in 1990.

He is remembered as a founding member of Village Christian Academy and as a dedicated patron and booster of all school activities. He dedicated his post military career to improving the lives of his grandchildren and their peers by tirelessly serving as a deacon, coach and mentor with Village Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loyal and committed friend to his community.

The funeral will be held at noon Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Village Baptist Church with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate funds to the Green Beret Foundation or the Village Christian Academy Booster club in reference to the E.J. White Scholarship fund.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Grace Gillis

Grace Walker Gillis, of Fayetteville, died Friday, April 29, 2016 surrounded by family at her home, at the age of 87.


She was born November 19, 1928 in Wayne County,North Carolina to the late William Wright Walker and Mable Capps Walker. She is preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. She was was known as the "corn lady "and "egg lady" on Gillis Hill.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, William K."Bill" Gillis of Fayetteville, 3 sons, Robert L. Gillis (June), Frank B. "Possum" Gillis, and James W. Gillis (Wendy) all of Fayetteville, 4 grandchildren, Jessica Lee (Ben), Jenna Gilchrist (Jeremy), William Gillis (Alyssa), Caroline Gillis, great grandchildren, Noah Lee, Natalie Lee, Matthew Lee, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 2:30-3:30pm Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the church parlor of Galatia Presbyterian Church 8800 Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville, NC

The funeral will be held after the visitation, at 4:00pm, in Galatia Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Bret Johnson officiating.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Ruth Scott

Ruth Alice Cummings Scott of Raeford died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 66.

 She was born May 1, 1949 in Robeson County to the late Luke Cummings and Eva Holmes Cummings. She was a member of the Rock Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy Scott, 4 brothers, Sam Cummings (Rita), Mark Cummings, David Cummings, Walter Cummings (Sherry), 1 sister, Martha Gonzales (Ray), a special brother in- law Larry Scott, and a special niece Angel Emanuel.

Visitation will be held 7-9 pm Monday, May 2, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford, NC.

The funeral will be held 2 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ronald Bryant officiating.

On line condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Floyd McNeill

On Sunday, April 24, 2016 Floyd McNeill passed away peacefully at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, surrounded by his family.  
He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970 after 20 years of proud service. He worked for the state of North Carolina at McCain Sanatorium. He then owned and operated McNeill Plumbing Repair and Hillcrest Mobile Home Park in Raeford before retiring again. He served as a deacon for Raeford Presbyterian Church where he was a devoted lifelong member. He was active in Ralph A. Pandure VFW Post 10 and the Woodmen of the World in Raeford.  He enjoyed time with his family, weekends traveling with his wife Joye in their motorhome, especially to Bluegrass festivals, and spending time with his friends at breakfast at Edinborough Restaurant or hanging out mornings at Daniel's Exxon. He was known for his sense of humor and quick smile. He loved seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His perfect day was sitting on his front porch while visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years Joye Royal McNeill; his children William McNeill and fiancé Mya Dyer, Lynn McNeill Hendrix and her husband Gary, and Sharon McNeill Wood and her husband Richard; his grandchildren Billy McNeill, Sarah McNeill, Kathleen Wood, Peyton Wood, Matthew Hendrix and his wife Stephanie, Evan Hendrix and his wife Cortney, Sydney Hendrix, and John Arthur Hendrix; and five great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Kaylee, Bailey, Hannah, and Stacy. He is also survived by his sisters Lucille Burkhart, Janie Barbour, and Edith Newton and husband Buddy; sister-in-law Alona McNeill; and a brother Lewis McNeill and wife Sarah Louise.
 Visitation will be at Raeford Presbyterian Church Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. followed by a brief graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Sam Morris Sunday School Class and members of VFW Ralph A. Pandure Post 10.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Raeford Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 1570, Raeford, NC 28376.
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Dannie Jacobs

Dannie Lee Jacobs, 43, of 531 Mt. Zion Church Road, Maxton, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital.

He was born March 25, 1973 in Scotland County to the late Dannie Hugh Jacobs and Frances Marie Murray Bullard. He was a member of Macedonia Holiness Methodist Church and was employed with Time-Warner.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bullard Jacobs of the home; two daughters, Shania Jacobs of Georgia and Micheala Jacobs of the home; a brother, Corey Jacobs (Dawn) of Florida; his mother and father in-law, Lois and Joe Bullard of Red Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Macedonia Holiness Methodist Church, 3270 N. Duffie Rd. Red Springs, with Pastor Robin Hammonds, Pastor Marvin Locklear and the Rev. Randy Locklear, officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery. 

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