Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ronald W. Johnson

Ronald Wayne "Brother" Johnson of Raeford died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in his home at the age of 59.
He was born in Scotland County on July 6, 1955. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Donald Johnson. He attended Shiloh Presbyterian Church and was the owner and operator of Johnson's Radiator Repair. He enjoyed fishing, and sharing his special barbeque sauce with others. He also enjoyed riding four-wheelers with his dog, Sam, and along with his friends and family. He cherished his '63 Chevrolet Impala.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Harriett C. Johnson of Raeford; his parents Archie and H. Beulah Johnson of Raeford; his sister, Martha Kelly (Edward) of Little River, South Carolina; his nephew, Justin Price (Samantha) of Huntersville; his niece, Lynn McClish (Jeff) of Orlando, Florida and their son, Spencer; his mother-in-law Betty Burns Currie of Raeford; and a host of close relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 20 6-8 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Shiloh Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rufus McLean, Pastor Mike Kimbrell, and Chaplin Tim Gore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Shiloh Presbyterian Church, C/O Allison Walters, 214 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376 and/or the Hospice Foundation of Hoke County, 336 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.
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Gary W. Kowal

Gary Walter Kowal, age 64, of Pinebluff died Saturday, September 13, 2014.
He is survived by a son Jon Kowal of Pinebluff; a daughter Dawn Sievers a former Raeford police officer (Michael) of Pinebluff; a sister Judy Schoeder of Michigan; and a grandchild, Jordan Kunik.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 40229 US Hwy 1 Aberdeen,. Burial will be in the Pinebluff City Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Vision for Israel and the Joseph Storehouse, P.O Box 7743 Charlotte, NC 28241.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Angel R. Aponte-Marrero

Retired US Army SFC Angel Roberto Aponte Marrero, 63, of Raeford, North Carolina passed away in his residence on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Survivors are:  his wife, Yasmin Aponte; sons, Ariel Aponte, Orlando Aponte and Robert Aponte; daughter, Karen Aponte; brothers, Jorge, Albert, Rafael, Ariel and Reuben; sisters, Ida-Glady and Olga-Iris; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake with full military honors. 
 The family will receive friends at a visitation at Adcock Funeral Home on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Missie S. Black

Missie Sanders Black, 87, of 1201 Fulton St., formerly of Red Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
Survived by: Nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Learning Center in Red Springs. Burial  will be in St. Joseph Memorial Gardens in Red Springs. 
Viewing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. today at L. E. Floyd Funeral Home in Red Springs and also at 62 Conaster Drive in Parkton.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Amelia A. Moddy

Infant Amelia Ann Moody, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Amelia is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Randy Webb.
Survivors are:  her parents, Zachary and Olivia Moody of the home; maternal grandmother, Connie Walling of Fayetteville; maternal grandfather, James D. Howard of Fayetteville; paternal grandmother, Lisa Moody of Fuquay Varina; maternal great-grandparents, Alton and Mary Helen Howard; paternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Sarah Webb of Fayetteville; paternal great-grandmother, Lucille Moody of Fuquay Varina; paternal greatgreat-grandmother, Agnes Spaulding of Fuquay Varina.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in LaFayette Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Alton Howard officiating. Burial will be Cumberland Memorial Gardens
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vester E. Sasser

Vester Edward (Junior) Sasser, Jr. of Raeford, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 51.
He was born November 1, 1962 in Columbus County, North Carolina. He was the owner and operator of L&S Auto Salvage in Raeford.
He is preceded in death by his brother Jimmy "Cricket" Lee Sasser.
He is survived by his wife Barbara W. Sasser, a daughter Crystal Sasser, a son Vester Edward (Eddie) Sasser III all of Raeford; and his father and mother, Ed and Evelyn Sasser, of Clinton.
A visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Crumpler- Honeycutt, 118 Fayetteville St, Clinton. Burial will be in the Clinton City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lucy M. Ray

Lucy Mae Ray of 515 Regent Court Fayetteville, formerly of Raeford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 66.
She was born December 1, 1947 in Pitt County to the late Matt Henry Copper and Martha Hardy Copper. She was employed by Burlington Industries.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Ray, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Deborah Collins; two sons, Timothy Ray and Kenneth Ray; a brother, Ray Copper; three sisters, Lena Williamson, Janie Benjamin, and Dorothy Harrison; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Public viewing will be 12-6 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home, Raeford.
A home going service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Prospect AME Zion Church 15269 NC Hwy N. in Shannon with the Rev. Larry Lilly officiating.
Interment will be in Prospect AME Zion Church Cemetery in Red Springs.
Online condolences may be made at

Victoria B. Lowry

Victoria Brooks "Vicki"Lowry, 71, of Pembroke, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Survivors are: daughters, Lisa Grissom and Kelli Bullard; son, Garnett; brother, Venus Brooks Jr.; sister, Bellene Caldwell; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pembroke Gospel Chapel. Burial will be  in Preston Cemetery in the Redbanks area. 
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 from  7to 9 p.m. at Locklear & Son Funeral Home in Pembroke.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

La'Kendrick J. Johnson II

La'Kendrick Jevon "L.J." Johnson II, of Raeford, died recently.
Survivors are: parents, La'Kendrick Sr. and Tyra; brothers, Isaiah Grimsely and Alijah Dudley; sister, Alaija Dudley; maternal grandmother, Vivian Smith; paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Lisa.
The funeral was held Wed., Sept. 3 at noon in Beauty Sport Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Burial was in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church cemetery.

Tami M. Shaw-Ferris

Tami Marie Shaw-Ferris, of Raeford, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Survivors are; children, Mickal Ferris, Harlen, Rosebud and Kyle; brothers, Creed Paul, Terry, Jeffrey, Micheal and Danny Coontz; sisters, Dorleen Shaw, Sherry Black and Jodi Coontz-Hucks.
The memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in Uniontown Chapel of Faith in Hartville, Ohio. Visitation will be held noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.


Nellie G. Jones

Nellie G. Jones, 70, of 2108 Wilson Road, Red Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
Survivors are: husband, Robert; son, Michael; mother, Geneva Money.
The funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. in Westside Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to: Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Red Springs.

Marion McRae

Marion McRae, 93, of 243 Hogart St., Raeford, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Gloria Burrows, Shirley Skeet, Alexis Smith, Joyce, Ronald, Maggie, Anthony, Lannita and Norman; sister, Elease Williams; brother, George Davis.
The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 8 at  11 a.m.  in Gilmore's Funeral Home in St. Albans, N.Y. Burial will be  in Calverton Veterans Cemetery in New York.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Annie J. Leak

Annie Jane Leak, 82, of 166 Malloy St., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Survivors are: children, James, Mary Purcell, Annie Harvey, Willie, John, Mack Graham, Irene Richardson, James, Jennifer and Carlos; and 75 grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. in Mount Carmel Deliverance World Outreach Ministries. Burial was in Highland Biblical Gardens

Lonniell M. Bell

Lonniell M. Bell, 69, of Raeford, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Survivors are: daughters, Gencarol Ray and Kim Morrison; sons, Charles, George and Jovan Morrison; sisters, Melissa White, Edna Peterkin, Gloria Ross, Brenda Dockery, Priscilla Wilson; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thurs. Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. in Rockfish Grove FWB Church. Burial will be in church cemetery. 
Viewing will be held Sept. 2 from 1 to 7 p.m.  at Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ronald McVicker

Ronald "Ronnie" McVicker of 270 Ivey Street, Raeford died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital at the age of 72.
He was born in Cumberland County on March 4, 1942. He was a member of the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Outlaw (Michael) of Laurel Hill; three sons, Mark McVicker of Raeford, Timothy McVicker of Seven Lakes and Robin McVicker (Dawn) of Chesterfield, South Carolina; the mother of his children, Alice Wood of Rockingham; three sisters, Doris Mahlum (Tom) of California., Virginia Bertram (Kenneth) of Aberdeen and Ann Barnes (Ronnie) of Rockfish; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Burns and Pastor Billy Joe Brady officiating. Burial will be in the Alloway Cemetery.
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