Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Larry Davis

Larry Junior Davis of Raeford, age 65, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Hoke County on June 6, 1950, to the late David and Evelyn McMillan Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Frances W. Davis of Raeford; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Avina and her husband David of Raeford; three stepsons, Patrick Miller of Raeford, Mark Miller and his wife Jennifer of Raeford and Bradley Miller and his wife Katie of Asheville; one brother, David Davis and his wife Mary of Raeford; six sisters, Libby Brock of Autryville, Shelby Simmons and her husband Archie of Oregon, Carolyn Blanton and her husband Jack of Raeford, Wanda Phillips and her husband Richard of Raeford, Debbie Pittman and her husband Wade of Raeford and Betty Eshbaugh and her husband Dennis of Bessemer City; 12 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-grandchildren.
A private Memorial Service will be held later

Lucy P. Gray

Lucy Parton Gray, 96, died Friday, November 6,2015
Lucy was born June 22, 1919 in Waynesville, NC to the late Oliver H. and Belle Warren Parton.
Along with her parents she was predeceased in death by her husband Raymond W. Gray; son, Fred Hembree; and grandson Steve Henbree.
Survivors are: daughter, Linda Kelchner; sister, Edith Baldwin; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren
A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 9, 2015 at Lafayette Memorial Park West.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Sarah Baicy

Sarah Gladys Williamson Baicy, formerly of Raeford, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in Autumn Care of Nash at the age of 97.

She was born in Lumberton on March 3, 1918, to the late Grover Williamson and Dora McCormick Williamson. She attended school in Oxford, and at the age of 16 entered Flora MacDonald College, graduating in 1938 with degrees in English and History. She taught high school for three years in Roper until her marriage to Edward Owen Baicy. She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Jim Williamson, and sisters Marie Warner and Joyce McDiarmid.

She is survived by her sons, Edward Baicy (Vangie) of Singapore, John Baicy (Marivic) of Houston, Texas, Robert Baicy, of Garner, and William Baicy (Kathy) of Littleton; her daughter, Joan Godsey (Richard), of Leverett, Massachusetts; 18 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Raeford Cemetery on Thursday, December 3, 2015, with the Reverend Michael L McGehee officiating.


Earl P. Boahn

Earl Peavy Boahn of Raeford, died Friday, November 20, 2015, at the age of 65.

He was born July 21, 1950 in Hoke County to the late Carl Clarence Boahn and Hettie Edwards Boahn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deanna Jean Boahn and a brother Clarence Howard Boahn.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Tammy Blue (Richard), and Amanda Boahn (Rodney); 4 grandchildren, Jakob Blue, Richard Blue,Jr., Chelsey Glover, and Tyler Glover; 5 brothers, George Boahn (Francis), Clarence Boahn (Karen S.), John Boahn (Doris), Joe Boahn, and Jim Boahn (Karen); his mother-in-law Margaret Shortt; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend.

No funeral services are scheduled.


Myrtle W. Evans

 Myrtle Warwick Evans of Shannon, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the age of 94.
She was born November 10, 1921 in Robeson County to the late Henry and Sallie Holmes Warwick. Her husband, Paul Evans preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Antioch Presbyterian Church, The Women's Circle and The Woodmen of the World.
She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip Evans and his wife Joyce of Asheville; Billy Evans and his wife Tish of Shannon; 4 grandchildren, Todd, Lisa, Letitia, and Paula; and 6 great-grandchildren, Erin, Emily, Mac, Nadalee, Lane and Bailey.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Floyd Memorial Cemetery in Fairmont.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church 6582 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC 28377 and Hospice Foundation of Hoke P.O. Box 1584 Raeford, NC 28376.

Gladys Murchison

Gladys Murchison, 88, of Raeford , died Sunday, November 15, 2015.
The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in Rockfish Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in church cemetery.

Archie L. Jackson

Archie Lee Jackson, Jr., 78, of Raeford, died Monday, November 16, 2015.
Survivors are: his wife, Shirley Brown Jackson; daughter Tonja Bennet (Louis) of Fayetteville; sons Archie Jackson Jr. 3rd, Stanley Jackson (Debra) of Raeford and Christopher Jackson (Lissette) of Fayetteville; sister Glenda Brothers (Johnlee); ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ruthie Jackson, Agnes Bethune, Pearliemae Campbell, Jewell Brown and Bernice McKeithan (James), brothers-in-law James Brown (Sarah), Horace Brown, Willie Brown, Sydney Brown and Leon Burton.
The funeral was held Saturday Nov. 21 at noon in St. Mary's Christian Pentecostal Church inRed Springs. Burial was in church cemetery.


Richard "Arlo" A. Guthrie

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard "Arlo" Alan Guthrie, 49, of Raeford, died Thursday, November 19, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his beloved grandparents.
He enjoyed hunting, the ocean, and his dogs.  However,  the thing he was most proud of was being part of the Special Forces brotherhood.
He spent 24 years in the Army, serving with the 96th Civil Affairs, 1st Special Forces Group, Special Warfare Training Center, Test Jumper with Airborne Special Operations Test Directorate, and was a Military Free Fall Instructor (MFFI-632).
Survivors are: his wife, Tracy; sons, Clayton Guthrie (Darfus) of Granville, OH and Cody Young of Boone; daughters, Hannah Guthrie (Darfus)of Granville, Emily Young of Raeford, and Taylor Guthrie of Duhlin, OH; his father, Rick Guthrie; his mother, Linda Guthrie and stepfather, Tom Guthrie; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
A memorial service will be held Monday November 23 at 3 p.m., Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, Monday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Deborah D. McGregor-Martin

Deborah Denise McGregor-Martin, 65 died Saturday, November 14, 2015.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elder Norman and Lettie McGregor; and her siblings, Virginia, Lee Margie, Carrie Lee, Norman Junior, Alvaster and Jimmy Laurence.
Survivors are: husband, Elder Frankie Martin; daughter, Siedah Martin of Charlotte; son, Frank K. Martin of Raeford; sisters, Zemenia Melton of Brooklyn New York and Carol(Bill) McPhatter of Raeford; brothers, Eddie(Sallie) McGregor of Charlotte, Robert(Denise), James Floyd(Lucille) and Michael McGregor all of Raeford; brother-in-law, Charles Ferguson of Raeford; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m. in Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be St. Matthew Church Memorial Garden.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Randy D. Blackburn

Randy Dwight Blackburn, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the age of 52.
Randy was born March 21, 1963 in Cumberland County to the late Junius and Joyce Ann Blackburn.
Survivors are: his sister, Maxine Blackburn of Raeford, his brother Julian Blackburn of Goldsboro, and a nephew Daniel Blackburn of Raeford.
The funeral was held Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m. in South Hoke Baptist Church with Pastor Ernest Goings officiating.
Burial was in the Highland Biblical Gardens Cemetery.

Augusta Douglas

Augusta Douglas, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
Survivors are: sons, Jacob Douglas(Tanya), Patrick Douglas and Allen Douglas(Shaquinna); sisters, Eunice McLean(Archie), Evelyn Douglas, Annie Green, Marie Smith and Verlinda Graham; brother, Charlie Douglas Jr.(Isarell); eight grandchildren; and a special niece, Rochelle Love.
The funeral was held Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m. in Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in church cemetery.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ester L. Patterson

Esther Love Patterson passed on Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Greensboro.  She was a  graduate of Hoke High School in 1975. She was employed by North Carolina A & T State University and Bennett College in Greensboro.
She leaves to cherish memories her husband, David Patterson of Greensboro; a daughter, Lakeya Love; sons Donta Moore, Brett Moore and Koby Moore; six grandchildren, Akera Allen, Sabasjan Love, Nyris Moore, Gohan Moore, Saniya Moore and Silas Moore; four stepchildren, Monic, Tuesda, Deon and Niki; sisters, Peggy Davis, Annette Love, Hazel Lloyd and Lillie Pittman; brothers Richard Love, Thomas Love, Tony Love and Bobby Love; and mother-in-law Anna Patterson.
The funeral was held at Faith Anointed Temple Church, 3116 S. Duffie Rd., Red Springs, NC 28377 Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. Burial was in Shady Grove MB Church Cemetery.
Buie Funeral Home handled services.