Monday, July 16, 2018

Scott Fuhs

Scott Fuhs, 46, of Raeford passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018.

He was a highly decorated Army Sergeant First Class. He obtained his bachelors of science degree in History and was an avid car and history buff.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Fuhs and his brother, Brian Fuhs.

He is forever remembered by his wife, Amy; son, Jack; parents, William and Carol Fuhs; and sister, Mya and her husband, Shawn Collins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 19, 2018 in JFK Chapel on Ft. Bragg. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a later date.

In lieu of flower donations are requested to Fisher House 3120 Loop Road, P.O. Box 700006 Ft. Bragg, NC 28307.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lula D. McEachin

Lula Doris McEachin died Friday, July 6, 2018.

She was born on February 14, 1937 to Estella and Mitchell McEachin in Bowmore.

"Doris," as everyone in the family fondly called her—she was known as Lula or Lu by her work family—was the second oldest of five sisters, Maggie Lois, Ruth Vivian, Gladys Louise, and Estella Sandra.

She graduated in 1955 from Upchurch High School where she was a majorette.

She moved to New York shortly after graduating, where she planted her new roots. It was there that she met and married Charles Bernard Holt. From this matrimonial union were born a daughter Verna Denise and a son Jimmy Bernard.

She worked at the Brooklyn House of detention on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

She decided to go to school to get her bachelor's degree in 1972. It took her 8 years, working during the day and attending college at night. In 1980, she graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a bachelor's degree in the arts.

She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior in May of 1979. She continued to work for the City of New York in various agencies and programs, retiring in 1994. She continued to work part time as substitute teacher in the Hoke County school district. She was also a hospice volunteer.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter Verna D. Darby, who was by her side when she passed, and her son-in-law Darrin D. Darby; five grandchildren, Michael Darrin Darby, Darrin Charles Darby, Danielle Elizabeth Darby, Dominique April Darby, and Taylor Mangabang-Holt; and four great-grandchildren, Divino Deon Silverio-Mendez (Dominique), Gabriella Marie Karow Holt (Taylor), McKenzie Darby, and Kaden Darby (Michael).

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bernard Holt in 1983, her parents, and her son Jimmy Bernard Holt.

Cards of condolences can be sent to Verna D. Darby, 8154 State Route 55, Grahamsville, New York 12740

Colonial Bryant Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne New York 12788 is serving the family.

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Peggy Calloway

 Peggy Ashburn Calloway of Raeford passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst at the age of 88.
She was born in Surry County on January 20, 1930, to the late Fred L. Ashburn and Stella Bruner Ashburn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Calloway and her siblings, Hessie Ashburn, Wade Ashburn, Louise Ashburn Manning and Bobbie Ashburn Stone.
She was a   member of Raeford First Baptist Church. She retired in 1990 from Burlington Industries. After her retirement, she became a tour hostess with American Tours and a volunteer with Liberty Hospice in Raeford. 
She is survived by a son, Larry Calloway and his wife Gail of North Myrtle Beach, SC; two daughters, Nancy C. Morgan and her husband Larry of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Debra C. McNeill and her husband Billy of Shannon; seven grandchildren, Jason Calloway and his wife Hope, Brad Calloway and his wife Brandi, Jeff Morgan and his wife Beth, Jennifer Morgan, Elizabeth Hodgin and her husband Chad, and Rebecca Crumpler and her husband Ray and Kimberly McNeill. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Raeford First Baptist Church. 
The funeral will follow at 11:30 at the church with the Rev. Tom Lee and the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Raeford First Baptist Church, 333 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376 or to, FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Howard L. Batton

Howard Leon Batton, 68, of Raeford died on July 2nd 2018 in Moore Regional Hospital.
He was loved by friends and family alike and was known for having a kind heart and a laughing soul.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and a sister, Virginia Willis of Rockhill, South Carolina.
Visitation will be at Lafayette Funeral Home on Raeford Road in Fayetteville from 1 p.m until the funeral, which will follow the visitation at 3 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.LaFayetteFH.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Christine A. Cothran

Christine Armstrong Cothran of Raeford passed away July 2, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst at the age of 87.
She was born in Cumberland County on March 26, 1931, to Lawrance Garland Armstrong and Clyde Hair Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband for more than 60 years, William (Bill) Cothran, her son William Joseph (Joe) Cothran and her daughter-in-law, Mary Ross Cothran.
She was a member of Raeford First Baptist Church for more than 65 years, WMU, and was a Sunday School teacher for the Gleaners Class for more than 30 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pembroke State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1970, and from East Carolina University with a master's degree. She was a teacher at Benjamin Martin Elementary School in Cumberland County for more than 25 years. She also tutored students in Hoke County.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith Christine Cothran of Raeford, and Patricia C. McNeill (Mike) of Raeford; four grandchildren, Michael Patrick McNeill (Shelley) of Dothan, Alabama, James Dwight McNeill of Raeford, Michael Taylor Cothran of Fort Worth, Texas, and Christine Nicole Cothran of Plano, Texas; great-grandchildren Andrew Connor McNeill, and Matthew Graham McNeill; and a brother, Jerry Armstrong (Susie) of Fayetteville.
A visitation will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday July 7, 2018 at Raeford First Baptist Church.
The funeral will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Raeford First Baptist Church, Roundabouts, 333 North Main Street, Raeford, NC or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fletcher D. Buy

Fletcher D. Buy of Raeford passed away on Thursday June 28, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville at the age of 66.
He was born in Neptune, New Jersey on October 22, 1951. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Buy. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Abacus Masonic Lodge in New Jersey.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Buy of Raeford, and two brothers, Doug Buy (LuAnn) of Keansburg, New Jersey, and David Buy of Raeford.
A Memorial Services will be held later. 
Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford is serving the family.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rhonda Velevis

Rhonda Elaine Spencer Velevis of Raeford passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst at the age of 67.
She was born on October 21, 1950 to Sam Spencer and Eva Cheek Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Johnny Spencer and Jimmy Spencer. She was a member of Pittman Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Stuart Velevis of Raeford; four sons, Terry Long (Janel), Tommy Strickland (Renee), Ronnie Strickland and Harold Teal (Tonya); nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Long (Wilburt Barefoot) and Kathy Johnson (Terry); and two brothers, Bobby Spencer (Betty) and Ricky Spencer.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
The funeral will be held Friday June 29, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Pittman Grove Baptist Grove Church with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating.
Burial will be in the Pittman Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sarah H. Inman

Sarah Herring Inman of Raeford passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Autumn Care of Fayetteville at the age of 96.
She was born in Dillon, South Carolina on October 13, 1921 to Thomas Elget Herring and Lessie Mae McKenzie Herring. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur Inman, and her son, Sherrill Inman. She was a member of Celebration of Praise Church of God and a retired school teacher.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Knox Inman (Janet) of Fayetteville, two grandchildren, Sophia Inman, and Brittany Sarty Morrow; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony Morrow and Rhyen Morrow.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from noon to 1 p. . at the Celebration of Praise Church of God, 4944 Fayetteville Road, Raeford.
The funeral will follow at the church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Edge officiating.
Burial will be in the Boardman Cemetery in Boardman.
Memorials may be made to Ladies Ministries of Celebration of Praise Church of God, 4944 Fayetteville, NC 28376.

Betty P. Oldham

Betty Polston Oldham of Raeford left to meet her heavenly father on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst at the age of 67 .
She was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina on October 15, 1950 to the late Herbert and Willie Polston. She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene (Gene) Polston.
Survivors are her husband of 50 years, Gerald (Jerry) Oldham; two sons, Gerald Oldham Jr. (Paula) and Stephen Oldham (Tasha). She is blessed with five grandchildren, Ashley Giacosa (Wes), Justin Oldham (Heather), Katelynn Lowder (Quenton), Christopher Oldham and Jacob Oldham. She was given the chance to love two great-grandchildren, Joey and Addyson Giacosa. She is also survived by three sisters, Lib Floyd (Billy) of Wallace, Beulah Smith (Jack) of Red Springs, and Jackie Howard (Bobby) of Dothan, Alabama; and a brother, Grady Polston (Sue) of Raeford.
A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, 379 West Palmer Street, Raeford.
The funeral will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Billy Joe Brady officiating.
Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Colonial Baptist Church 8066 Stoney Point Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dorothy Kinlaw

Dorothy Stephenson Kinlaw, 90, of Raeford, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2018.
She was born on December 23, 1927 to Bernard and Nellie Stephenson and grew up in Tabor City. She graduated from Mars Hill College and Fayetteville Business College. She married C.F. Watson and had a daughter, Barbara. She worked for many years as a secretary to the plant manager at TexElastic in Raeford. After her husband's death, she pursued a different career and graduated from Pembroke University and East Carolina, receiving a master's degree. She taught in the Hoke County School System for several years.
In 1974, she married Clarence (C.P.) Kinlaw and helped manage his business, Kinlaw Jewelry Store. She continued to operate the establishment after his death in 1993 until it closed in 2012.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Raeford and served on many committees. She was a Sunday school teacher, WMU Director, deacon, and trustee. She also decided to help the church start a mission church in Robbins Heights. She and Barbara were very active there before returning back to First Baptist Church. She was also active in the community, where she was a member of the Raeford Woman's Club, served as a tutor for the Literacy Council, and supported other local business endeavors. She was devoted to visiting shut-ins and those living in the local nursing homes.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, C.F. Watson and C.P. Kinlaw; siblings, Genevieve Stephenson, Frances Witham, Bernice Bullard, Princess Hastings, Nancy Long, D.C. Spivey, Joe Spivey, Bob Spivey, Billy Spivey; and grandson, Brian Simmons. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Watson Branch (Ronnie); step-daughters, Betty Kinlaw Simmons (Paul) and Peggy Kinlaw Lewis (George); grandchildren, Michelle Rozier, Jeana Rozier Starkey (Tommy), Brent Simmons (Connie), Catherine Simmons, Judd Lewis, Heather Lewis-Smith (Matt), Wendell Branch, and Shelly Branch Secoy (Ben); nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ben Spivey and Nell Spivey Juarez.
A visitation will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Raeford First Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the church, officiated by the Rev. Thomas Lee. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Eleanor Gentry

Eleanor Stewart Gentry of Raleigh, formerly of Raeford, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 84. A native of Roxboro, she is the daughter Charles and Elizabeth Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bobby Marshall Gentry.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Gentry and wife Susan, and Mark Gentry (Tami Miller); a daughter, Marsha Robeson and husband Robert; her brother, James Stewart and wife Diana; sister-in-law Betty Stewart; grandchildren Marshall Gentry, Lucas Gentry and wife Kathryn, Kathleen Robeson, Kelly Robeson and Liam Gentry; a great-grandson, Caden Gentry; nieces Beth Johnson, Elizabeth O'Briant, Patricia Norris, Bonnie Perkins, Gayle Troutman, and Caroline Roy; and nephews Chuck Stewart, Jerry Stewart, Jamie Stewart, Court Stewart, William Garrett, Steve Garrett, Carlton Niven, Mel Wrenn, Matt Wrenn, Tim O'Briant, and Robert O'Briant.
The family will receive friends Friday June 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home, Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 in the Raeford United Methodist Church in Raeford. Burial will follow at the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:White Plains United Methodist Church/Organ Fund, 313 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511; Transitions Life Care (Hospice),250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 N. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Elsie H. Jacobs

Elsie Henderson Jacobs, 77, of Red Springs, died June 9, 2018.
She was born to Ada and Newberry Locklear on December 3, 1940. 
Her passion and love for God was always at the forefront of her life. She never sought notoriety for herself. She was one of the most humble people about her gifting. The way she loved was amazing; everyone always felt like her favorite because she made them feel that way.  She was a true servant of God.  She did what she did out of the goodness of her heart, never expecting anything in return.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Angela Jacobs; three brothers, Alford Henderson, Warner "Tom" Henderson, and Willie "Farbie" Locklear; and two sisters, Annie Bell Locklear and Cenora Henderson. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Willie Jacobs of the home; two daughters, Linda and Tim Beaman, and Charlene and Anthony Locklear; a son, Will and Shelli Jacobs; five grandchildren, Heather and Austin Maynor, Ashley and Joshua Barton, Ashton Locklear, Garret Locklear and Austin McPhail; a step-grandson, Clint Beaman; two great-granddaughters, Nylah Grace and Catilaya Jade; a great-grandson on the way; a brother, Sanford Maynor; two sisters, Rency Godwin and Polly Stewart; and a special family friend, whom she loved as a son, the Rev. David Hun. 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. Elim Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 13.
The funeral will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Elim Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 

                

 
 
 
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mona T. Harvey

Mona T. Harvey, age 56, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Raeford.
She was born in Ft. Dix, New Jersey on September 10, 1961 to the late Samuel and Isabell McCartney.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William McCartney.
Survivors are her husband, Cecil Harvey Jr. and her son, Cecil Harvey III, both of Raeford; and five sisters, Deborah Tolbert and her husband David, Laura Campbell, Brenda Adkins, Glenda Kilpatrick and her husband Tom, and Sandy Wilson and her husband George.
Visitation will be at the home, 1120 Diehl Street, Raeford from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
A private memorial service will be held for the family.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Marvin Stephens

Marvin J. Stephens died Friday, June 8, 2018 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 58.
He was born September 22, 1959 to Belton and Lucy Stephens of Rockfish.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, William Stephens.
Survivors include a brother, Vernon Stevens and his wife Cindy, a sister, Wanda Sue Williams and her husband, Roger, all of Raeford; and his extended family, Carl Taylor and sons Wayne and James. 
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Monday, June 4, 2018

Marian Sumner

Marian Eva Gibson Sumner of Lumber Bridge passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the FirstHealth Hospice House at the age of 92.
She was born in Robeson County on May 27, 1926 to Merritt Simpson Gibson and Ethel Deaton Gibson. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Lumber Bridge Fire Department and a member of the Lumber Bridge Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Flora Macdonald College and worked in Civil Service at Ft. Bragg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sidney E. Sumner; her granddaughter, Kimberly McMillan Porter; her brother, Jeptha David Gibson; and her sisters, Margery Miller, Louise Freeman.
She is survived by her daughters, Faye McMillan of Raeford, and Pamela Lewis (Ricky) of Lumber Bridge; her son, John E. Sumner of Las Vegas, Nevada; her grandchildren, Kristy Newton (David) of Raeford, Sidney Lewis (Christina) of Vass, Richard Lewis of Lumber Bridge, Selena Stoney (Carlton) of Charleston, South Carolina, John Sumner (Rachel) of Summerville, South Carolina, and Angela Sumner of Lopez Island, Washington; her great-grandchildren, Cody Porter (Mary Lou) of Austin, Texas, Dylan and Coleton McMillan, both of Raeford, Lizzy and Abbey Newton both Raeford, Sidney, Riley Ann and Sawyer Lewis, all of Vass, Addison, Ellison and Piper Stoney all of Charleston, and Destiny Underwood and Darius Burris both of Fayetteville; great- great-grandchildren, Emma and Brodie Porter of Austin; and her brother, Merritte Gibson (Sherry) of Carolina Beach.
The visitation will be 1-2 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, with the funeral at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to: First Health Hospice House, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.