Friday, November 10, 2017

Margaret English

Margaret Beckwith English of Raeford passed away Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst at the age of 83.

She was born February 09, 1934 in Chatham County to the late William Lattie Beckwith and Hallie Bryan Beckwith. She is also preceded in death by her siblings Roland  Beckwith, Hazel McNeill, and Billy Beckwith.

She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Her hobbies included horseback riding, square dancing, clogging and listening to bluegrass and gospel music.

She is survived by her husband Clarence G. English; five children, Corinne E. Chapman (Donnie), Sharon English, Ronald English (Lisa), Keith English, and Amy English; eight grandchildren, Brian Chapman (Ashley), Kelly McGee (Ronnie), Michael Chapman, Tim Chapman, Tate English (Rachel) Sarah Wilcox , Zada English, and Phoenix English; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah Parker, Hallie Parker, Ryan Chapman, Emma McGee, Garrett Chapman, Scarlett Chapman, Jane Wilcox, and Ethan Wilcox; and a great-great-grandchild, Carter Lancaster.

A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Hillcrest Baptist Church 2699 US 401 Business Raeford.

Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church P.O. Box 1533 Raeford, NC 28376 or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Anita Foresha

Anita L. Foresha, 81, of Raeford passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in First Health Hospice House.

She was born in Auburn, New York on July 12, 1936 to the late Marco and Bertha Jackson Orasi. She was a homemaker and loved her family. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband William Eric Foresha of the home; Richard Allen Foresha and William Eric Foresha Jr, both of Raeford; Lynn Ann Sitman of Florida; a grandchild, Nicole Marie Beaver and many extended family members.

The funeral will be held at a later date in New York.

Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304. On-line condolences may be made at www.lafayettefh.com.

Rosa McNeill

Rosa L. McNeill of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, at the age of 92.

 She was born October 4, 1925 in Marion County, SC to the late Neill E. Rouse and Jessie Byrd Rouse. She is preceded in death by her husband Malcolm McNeill and her son, John C. McNeill.

She is survived by her son Tom McNeill of Fayetteville, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a sister,Pearl Jackson of Marion, SC.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church 6583 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC.

The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC  28374.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rosa L. McNeill

Rosa Lee McNeill formerly of Raeford passed away on November 7, 2017 in FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, Pinehurst. 
She was born on October 4, 1925 in Marion County, South Carolina to the late Neil E. Rouse and Jessie Byrd Rouse. She was preceded in death by her husband , Malcolm McNeill, and her son John C. McNeill. 
She loved her family, gardening and her dogs. 
She is survived by her son, Tom E. McNeill and his wife Mickey of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Delana, Mike, Jennifer and Shaun; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Drew, Logan, Lincoln and Gentry, all of Cumberland County, and her sister Pearl Jackson of Marion South Carolina. 
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Chandler officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or your favorite animal shelter. 
Online condolences may be made at  www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Barbara Lupo

Barbara Lupo, 68, of Pinebluff, passed away at Duke University Hospital on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

She was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the late Harold and Annie Covington.  She was raised in Laurinburg and was a graduate of Laurinburg High School.  After graduation, she attended Wingate University and U.N.C. – Pembroke, and had earned her Masters in Education and Administration.  She was a loving and dedicated teacher for almost 25 years in the Hoke County school system. She also served as assistant principal of West Hoke Elementary, as well as the director for instruction at the Hoke County Board of Education for 17 years, for a total of 42 years of service.  She loved teaching the 4th grade and every child she met, she loved.  She officially retired from teaching in 2002, but her love for teaching took her back to the classroom until 2013.  She also loved playing the piano and shared her talent for several local churches in the area. She was a very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, and she will always be remembered for her generosity, lively spirit, and dedicated service to the church and the community.

She was the wife of Jimmy Lupo of Pinebluff.  She also is survived by her daughter, Andrea Lupo, and her sister, Frances Jeanette Townsend.

The funeral will be held at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church, 3820 Vass-Carthage Rd., Carthage on Friday at 2 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service starting at 1 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Gladys Clark

Gladys "Polly" Johnson Clark of Raeford passed away on November 5, 2017 in Open Arms Retirement Home at the age of 89.

She was born in Hoke County on October 28, 1928 to the late William Baker and Nonie Lancaster Baker Chappell. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Johnson and Sim Clark Jr.; two brothers, Lester Baker and Leonard Baker; and her sister, Elizabeth Baker. She was the last surviving charter member of the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, originally named Peoples Tabernacle, where she sang in the church choir. She played an active role in the church by helping with Vacation Bible School, hosted youth rally participants in her home, and the prayer circle. After raising her family, she returned back to school and received her degree in nursing. After retiring she dedicated her life to caring for her mother and her brothers.

She leaves behind her daughter, Barbara Johnson Johnson of Raeford; her son, Jamie Johnson and his wife, Susan of Hickory; her sister, Mary Southern of Raeford; four grandchildren, Grey Johnson and his wife, Debbie, Baker Johnson and his wife, NoraAnn, Daniel Johnson and his wife, Stacie, Matthew Parker; seven great-grandchildren, Cori, Sarah, Cameron, Sammy, Emma Lynn, Aiden, and Jaxon; her niece, Yvonne Harrell and her husband, Robert of Southern Pines; her nephew, Lester "Bobie" Southern of Raeford; great nieces, Mandy Luck and her husband, Jonathan of Pinehurst, Lesley Craven and her husband, Josh of Pinehurst; and her great-great niece and nephew, Cullen and Landry.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Raeford from 1-1:45 pm.

 The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. following the visitation. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Conoly Jones-Blanchard


Conoly Caitlyn Jones-Blanchard, 22, of Raeford, passed away on October 30, 2017 in FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, Pinehurst.
She was born on September 1, 1995 in Moore County, and was a 2013 graduate of Pinecrest High School.
She is survived by her mother, Jaclyn (J.J.) Jones and a sister, Ireland Denney of Raeford; her uncles, Chad Jones of Wilmington, and Cliff Jones of Holden Beach; her aunt, Lauren Jones, currently stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan; her paternal grandfather, Ray Blanchard of Colchester, Connecticut; and several great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.
A Memorial Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Raeford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, 6604 Six Forks Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com