Thursday, March 26, 2015

William M. Currie

William M. Currie, 67, of 203 Mumford Road, died Monday, March 23, 2015.
He was a Marine Corps veteran.
Survived by: Son, Christopher; and a grandchild.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 27 at noon in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jill Bryant

Jill Bryant of Fayetteville died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 40.

She was born in Cumberland County on December 12, 1974 to James Bryant and Doris Whitehead. 

She is survived by her three daughters, Jaleena Bryant of Fayetteville, Jewel Bryant of Fayetteville, Hannah Dunn of Lumberton; her sons, Shammond Stocks of Fayetteville, Daniel Bryant of Fayetteville; her father, James E. Bryant and his wife Dale of Fayetteville; her mother, Doris L. Whitehead of Fayetteville; four sisters, Darneena Basile of Fayetteville, Janet Bryant of Fayetteville, Deborah Raeford (John) of Fayetteville, Donna Bryant of Fayetteville; two step-sisters, Lisa Bullard (Andy) Jacksonville, Wanda Cummings of Fayetteville; step-brother, Bobby Cummings of Fayetteville; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 at Jesus First Church, 7467 Camden Rd, Fayetteville. Burial will be in the Bryant Family Cemetery in Hoke County. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home, 1751 Wellons Drive Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be made at


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Robert C. Hendrix

 Robert C. Hendrix of Raeford went to be with his Lord, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 84.

He was born in Hoke County on August 26, 1930 to the late Charlie F. Hendrix and Ruth Delia Carter Hendrix. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Hendrix and son, Rudolph C. Hendrix. Also, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Bill, Bennie, Lonnie Hendrix, and Mamie Hendrix Rockholt. He was a member, deacon, elder, and president of his Sunday School Class of the Raeford Presbyterian Church and as well as a member and Past Master, of the Raeford Masonic Lodge # 306. A few of his favorite things were Christmas, bird watching, gospel music, good country cooking, as well as fishing and spending time with his friends and family. He was a godly man who loved life and lived it to its fullest.

He is survived by his daughter, Lena M. Scott and her husband, Frank of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Lance Lewis and his wife Dina, Jonathan Dunn of Manassas, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Robert, Eleftheria, and Sophia Lewis; his brothers, Noah Hendrix and his wife, Audrey of Raeford, and Howard Hendrix and his wife, Janet of Raeford.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Raeford Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Michael L. McGehee officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery following the funeral service with Masonic Rites.

Memorials may be made to the Raeford Presbyterian Church, ATTN: Sam Morris Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 1570, Raeford, NC 28376.

Online condolences may be made at



Friday, March 20, 2015

Sally M. Locklear

Sally Mae McMillan Locklear, 76, of Raeford, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
She was born October 19, 1938 in Robeson County to Annie Mae and Archie McMillan. She was married to Diaz Locklear who preceded in her death. She graduated from Robeson County Public Schools.
Survivors are: daughters, Sallie Dial of the home, and Annie Locklear of Red Springs; sons, Belton Locklear of Raeford, Stephen Wayne Dial of Elizabethtown, and Bobby Dean Locklear of Pembroke; and sisters, Marie Chavis of Walkula and Sarah Roland of South Carolina.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs. Burial will be at the family cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.crumplerfuneralhome.comSa

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Louis Chester

Louis Chester, 82, of 911 N. Jackson St., formerly of Union Pointe, Georgia., died Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Survivors are his wife, Evelyn; children, Sharon, Wayne, Cynthia Kershaw, Leola Hailey, Brenda Coller, Clavance Patterson, Eboni Leavell, Guy Jenkins, Delmar Williams; and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Silver Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Viewing will be held Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home chapel, Raeford.

Alvin Walker, Sr.

Alvin Walker, Sr., 78, of Raeford, died Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Survivors are: his wife, Mary McKinnon; children, Wanda J. Beck(Michael), Alvin Walker, Jr.(Cynthia), and Carl J. Walker(Sherrell); sister, Barbara Walker Mack, eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two godsons and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Private burial will be held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Viewing will be held at Buie Funeral Home Friday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Donna L. Moore

Donna Lucas Moore of 2508 Penny Drive died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Highsmith Rainey Hospice at the age of 49.

She was born in Germany on May 15, 1965. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Rodney Lucas.

 She is survived by her husband, Terry L. Moore of Fayetteville; her children, Christopher G. Colosky (Jamie) of Crouse, Frankie W. Colosky (Sherry) of Salemburg, Jennifer M. Howard (Robert) of Fayetteville; her mother, Patricia A. Lucas of Fayetteville; her brothers, Eugene Lucas (Tabitha) of Maxton, William Lucas (Dawn) of Davis Bridge, Donald Lucas, Sr. of Lumber Bridge; and two grandchildren, Garrett Howard of Fayetteville and Layla Colosky of Salemburg. 

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford, and other times at the home of Mrs. Moore, 2508 Penny Drive, Fayetteville.

The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at New Hope Church of God, 3109 Camden Rd, Fayetteville. Burial will be in the Parkton City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Monday, March 16, 2015

Winnie M. Woods

Winnie M. Woods, age 90, of Red Springs, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Autumn Care in Raeford. She was born in Scotland County on October 3, 1924.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Martin Henry Woods, Marvin Woods, and James Sherman Knight; a brother, Lacy McGee; and a sister, Eddie Lee.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Woods of Raeford; Teddy Knight of Lumberton, Ronald Knight (Sara) of Shannon, and Mareno Woods of Raeford; daughters Dianna Anderson (Kevin) of Phoenix, Arizona, Faye Storms of Roswell, New Mexico, Sue Oxendine (Johnny) of Raeford, Wanda Carol Davis (Roy) of Raeford, and Patricia Woods of Knoxville, Tenessee; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Chavis of Raeford; more than 30 grandchildren; and more than 20 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Chapel, 809 East 5th Street in Lumberton.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: .

Paul L. Burnley

Paul Lawrence Burnley died Wednesday, March 11 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was born on May 7, 1925, in St Louis, Missouri, to the late Henry and Mable Burnley, the last of three children.

He was a humble, unassuming man with a quiet demeanor.

He received his early education in St. Louis and continued his formal education at Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University.  During World War II, he proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy.  While serving in the Navy, he served as port battalion from food to ammunition, and received numerous awards and citations in appreciation for his years of courage and dedication. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on December 13, 1945.

He had a passion for writing and pursued that talent as a career.  He worked for a host of newspapers in St Louis, New York, and Chicago. Upon his retirement to the Fayetteville area, he wrote for the Fayetteville Observer and The News Journal in Raeford.  He was author of two books, "A View from the Other Side" and "The Carribean Connection." 

He served on many advisory boards and groups.  He was one of the founding members of the Second Day Writers.

He was married to the love of his life, Flossie Wilson, for 62 years. They always sat a couple on Sunday morning during church services.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Flossie Wilson Burnley, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held March 17 at Bridges Grove A.M.E. Zion Church , 251 Bridges Grove Church Road, Shannon. The burial will follow in the Sandhills Veteran Cemetery in Spring Lake on Wednesday, March 18.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

John Wilkes

John Daniel "J.D." Wilkes, Jr. of Raeford died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 89.
He was born in Hoke County on October 4, 1925 to the late John Daniel Wilkes, Sr. and Mamie Currie Wilkes. He was preceded in death by his wives, Hester Stewart Wilkes and Leola Pate Wilkes. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
He is survived by his son, Wayne Wilkes (Alice) of Fayetteville; his daughters, Wanda Lupo of Raeford, Kay Taylor (Ronnie) of Raeford, Mary "Nan" Baxley of Raeford, and Agnes Creech (Dwight) of Las Vegas, Nevada; his brother, Ervin Wilkes of Clyde;  his sister, Peggy Inman (Dewey) of Raeford; sister-in-law Shirley Wilkes of Wagram; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and special friend Mavis Byrd of McColl, South Carolina.
Visitation will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Highland Biblical Gardens with the Rev. Randall Snead.
Memorials may be made to: Church of God of Prophecy, 911 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376.
Online condolences may be made at

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dolores B. Dial

Dolores Barton Dial, of 425 Dial Road in the Antioch Community in Hoke County, departed this life on March 9, 2015 at Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton.

She grew up on a farm with her large family.  She was well known for her pumpkin pies, fruit cakes, collards, pound cakes, chitterlings and souse meat (head cheese).

She loved her family and she loved her flowers, particularly roses.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Mr. Peter Dial, Jr.); her parents, Wardell and Lizzy Barton; two brothers, George Lloyd and Royal "Pap" Barton; and one sister, Wendy Barton.  She is survived by one son, Peter Anthony Dial, III of Rolesville; four daughters, Heather Kimberly Dial Sellers and her husband Justin of Apex, Amy Dial Rice of Charlotte,Cynthia Dolores Dial of Salisbury, and Lana Dial of Raleigh; four grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Barton of Pembroke, Wardell "Buckey" Barton Jr., of Wagram, and Beachmond "Beach" Barton of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.; eight sisters, Helen Locklear and Peggy Hunt of Pembroke, Emma Jane Brewer of Fayetteville;, Mabel D. Locklear of Lumberton, and Doris Barton, Sally Ann Bullard, Mary Ann Graham and Linda Barton Dial of Maxton.

The family will receive friends at Locklear & Son Funeral Home, 916 Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, on Friday, March 13, 2015 from6-8 p.m..  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Dundarrach Baptist Church, 875 Hall Road, Shannon, with the Rev. Manford Locklear officiating.

The family requests donations be made to Dundarrach Baptist Church, Burnt Swamp Baptist Association or to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers in her memory.

Services have been entrusted to Locklear and Son of Pembroke, NC.