Friday, October 24, 2014

Duane K. Robinson

Duane Kyle Robinson, 59, of 124 Tahoe Court, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
He was an Army veteran.
Survivors are: wife, Sophia; daughters, Shayla Timani and Tivanne; son, Duane Jr.; sister, Valerie Greaux; and brother, Jerold.
The funeral will be held Saturday. Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Learning Center in Red Springs. Burial will be in Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Red Springs.
 Viewing will be held Fri. Oct. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. at L.E. Floyd Funeral Home in Red Springs and also at the home.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vicki Beck

Vicki Alesia Brahin Beck 52 of Lexington died Monday October 20, 2014 at her home.
She was born May 10, 1962 in Washington, D.C.
She is preceded in death by her father Robert Edward Brahin and grandson Kullin Beck.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Michael Beck; three sons, James Robert Beck, Michael Brandon Beck, Tristan Eric Beck; three brothers, Chris Edward Brahin, Tom Brahin, David Brahin; two sisters, Bonnie Brahin and Tracy Riley; five grandchildren, Cody Beck, Aaron Beck, Noah Beck, Brooklyn Beck, Josh Beck; and her parents, Shelva and James Riley of Raeford.
Visitation will be 12-1 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Raeford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Willie G. Tate

Willie Grace Tate, 92, of 332 Old Wire Road, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Survivors are: daughters, Maxine Gibson, Bernice Everette, Jacklyn Bunkins, Calian, Linda Tate; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, Oct  18 at 2 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial was in Daniels and Platt Cemetery.


James E. Jones

James Edward Jones, 80, of 171 Rose St., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Burnis, Janice, Ann, Delillah, Symphony, Audrey, Bernard, Gladys, Deanna, Sandra; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rev. Frederic "Fred" Dinkins

Rev. Frederic Rodolph "Fred" Dinkins of Fayetteville died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in his home at the age of 88.
He was born November 16, 1925, in Green County, Mississippi to the late Arthur Alexander Dinkins and Estelle Maples Dinkins. He was preceded in death by his sons, William Frederic (Rick) Dinkins, and John Gillis Dinkins. He attended Galatia Presbyterian Church. He served in the US Navy during WWII and served 35 ½ years as missionary with the Presbyterian Church in Brazil. He received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and his master's from Columbia Theological Seminary. He served as pastor at the Abbeville Presbyterian Church in Abbeville, Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Gillis Dinkins of Fayetteville; his daughter, Mary Ruth Dinkins of Fayetteville; his daughter-in-law, Mary Adams Dinkins; two step- grandchildren, Wendy Ray and Candida Nance; brothers-in-law, Bill Gillis (Grace) of Fayetteville and Johnny Gillis (Barbara) of Fayetteville; and 5 step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. at Galatia Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Shuford White, the Rev. Sanders Read and Evangelist Trinidad Martinez Solis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made: Galatia Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 8800 Galatia Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Patricia M. Himsl

Patricia McGilvary McInnis Himsl of Cape Coral, Florida went to her heavenly home September 8, 2014 with her children at her bedside.
She was born at home July 7, 1940 in Dundarrach to Daniel and Mabel "Jeff" McInnis. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother.
Parents Daniel and Jeff, husband George Himsl, and brother Julian "Hub" McInnis all preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sisters, Phyllis Slocum (Spencer), Dana DeArce (widow of Gil), Marie Pyeatt (Mark), and her brother Dan McInnis (Linda).
Also surviving are her four children Michael Langston, Lisa Himsl Meyrick (Bob), Perry Himsl (Joyce), and Matt Himsl, and six grandchildren, Kristoffer Neegaard, Daniel Neegaard, Analise Himsl, Mallory Himsl, Victoria Langston and Maya Langston.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 18 at 3 p.m. at Dundarrach Community Church.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Peter W. Hathaway

Peter William (Pete) Hathaway of Raeford died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Firsthealth Hospice House in Pinehurst at the age of 77.
He was born in Waubun, Minnesota January 10, 1937, to the late William and Juanita Hathaway.
He retired from US Air Force in 1974. He was employed with the Fayetteville Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff's Department. After retiring from the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole, he worked for several years with Hoke County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Hathaway of Raeford; a daughter and two grandchildren of Minnesota; a stepdaughter Paula Crowder (Chris) of Raeford; a step-grandson Tyler Crowder; two stepsons of Fayetteville; two sisters; and a nephew.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Sister Betty Bullen officiating. Full military honors will follow at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at

Edward Jarrell

Edward Jarrell, Jr. of 2691 Rockfish Road Raeford, NC; died October 10, 2014 at Firstheath Hoke Campus, at the age of 81.
He was born in North Hampton County on September 21, 1933 to the late Edward Jarrell, Sr. and Carrie Turner Jarrell. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sheila Joy Spear and his sister Virginia Overton. His hobbies were dancing and working on old cars.
He is survived by his grandson Jeremy Spear (Michelle) of Defuniak Springs, Florida; a great-grandson Jeremy Spear, Jr; two step-great-grandchildren, Brently and Brandon Cordle, son-in-law David J. Spear of Crestview, Florida; and two sisters, Fleeta J. Maxwell and Beulah J. Johnson (Archie) both of Raeford.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. - noon Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Philippi Presbyterian Church Cemetery with CRE Herman Autry officiating.
Online condolences may be made at

Leslie J. Mata

Leslie Justine Mata, 44, of Raeford, died suddenly yet peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at home with her husband by her side.
She was born Dec. 3, 1969, at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia, to Richard and Janice Mata.
She grew up in the San Francisco area of California. She attended Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, Calif., Then graduated from Laguna Hills High School in California.
Following high school, she worked in customer support and various administrative positions.
In 1991, she enlisted and served six years in the Army Reserves, based out of Mountain View, Calif.
After relocating to North Carolina, she applied her entrepreneurial skills to establish several small business ventures in the Fayetteville and Raeford area.
She was actively involved in fundraising for military servicemen and their families.
Survivors are: her husband, Kris Meyer and his family; her father, Dick Mata; her mother, Janice Kittner; and her sisters, Allison Millana and Margaret Kittner.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will follow.
In lieu of flowers: donations may be made to the Special Forces Charitable Trust.

Emma L. Loyd

Emma Lee Loyd, 67, of 703 Forest St., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
Survivors are: daughter, Tamesha McGregor; sisters, Ida, Lee Esther Purcell, Hattie Kershaw, Sallie Daniels and Joyce Fairley; brothers, James, Andrew and Neal Loyd.
The funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Monday in Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Red Springs.

Francisco M. Sanchez

 Francisco Menchaca Sanchez, 93, of Raeford, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors are: sons, Javier, Manuel, Raul and Tomas; daughters, Maria Torres, Yolanda Chamberlain, Lillia Silva, Teresa, Thelma Cruz and Silvia.
A memorial Mass was held Friday, Oct. 10, in Pope Chapel at Fort Bragg. A funeral service will be held at a later date in Weslaco, Texas.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Robert T. Veasey

Robert Thomas "Bob" Veasey, 93, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

He was born in Hoke County, on March 14, 1921, to Arthur and Annie Laura (Waller) Veasey.
Bob led an active and fruitful life. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the European theater. He later settled in Aberdeen where he raised his family, was an active member of the First Baptist Church and served on the Aberdeen Town Council. He worked for the Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad for 50 years before his retirement, beginning as a freight agent and eventually being named its president and director. Bob was actively involved with the American Legion and recently received a certificate for 62 years of service. He was an avid gardener, and is known by those who loved him, to take great pride in his yard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Virginia "Jenny" Carroll Veasey; his children, Mary Veasey Foster of Aberdeen, Jean Veasey Fromson (and Gerald) of WinstonSalem, Bob Jr. of Florence S.C., David Carroll (and Mae) of Raeford, and Bruce Carroll (and Renie) of Maryville Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, John Edward Burns, Laura Burns Andrews, Benjamin Fromson (and Callie), Sarah Fromson, Brad Veasey, Holli Allen (and Christopher), Connor Veasey and Justin, Marie and Samuel Carroll; and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in First Baptist Church of Aberdeen. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 10, 2014, at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
The family is grateful for the loving care he received over the past two months from the staff of The Carolina House of Pinehurst and hospice services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in honor of Bob's life be made to the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen Building Fund, P.O. Box 1066 Aberdeen, NC 28315.
Online condolences may be left at

Dwight D. Green

Dwight D. Green, 59, of 125 Malloy St., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Annie; children, Dwight, Gary Douglas and Venita; sisters, Shirley Scott, Dorothy Melvin, Ellen Williams and Cynthia; eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial will be in Mount McLauchlin Chapel Church cemetery. 
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 10 from 1 to 7p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Raeford.



Corbett R. Autry

Corbett R. Autry of Lumber Bridge died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Greenville at the age of 84.
He was born in Harnett County on April 20, 1930 to the late George "Raz" Autry, Sr. and Bertie Lee Autry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Woolley Autry, his brothers, George "Raz" Autry, Jr., George Autry, and his sister Margaret Parker. He proudly served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, Delone R. Autry of Raleigh; his daughter, Kathy Autry of Raleigh; his brothers, Charles Autry (Jessie) of Greenville, Wallace Autry (Edna) of Dunn, and Col. Jerry Autry, Ret. (Jackie) of San Francisco, California.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford 6-8 p.m.
A graveside service will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Dunn at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rosie J. Gillespie

Rosie J. Gillespie, 87, of Raeford, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Survivors are: sons, Wilbert and Joe; four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thurs. Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in St. John Baptist Church in Shannon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation, an hour prior to the service at the church.