Tuesday, September 18, 2018

David A. Elledge

David Allen Elledge of Raeford passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 64.
He was born in Laurinburg on November 22, 1953 to Benjamin A. Elledge and Hazel O. Elledge.
In his earlier years he loved playing his bass guitar in various local bands. He enjoyed low-rider competitions, winning several first place trophies with his truck.
His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Hye Elledge of Raeford, a daughter Melissa Elledge of New York, New York, a brother, Jimmy Elledge of Raeford,and  a sister, Bonita Attwood of Rowland. 
A private service will be held at a later date.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Ireni T. Autry


Ireni Toumaras Autry of Raeford, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 88.
She was born January 27, 1930 to the late John and Eudoxia Toumaras, who were Greek immigrants in Sumter, S.C. She was raised in Burlington, N.C. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Raz Autry Jr.
She met Raz Autry at East Carolina University and they were married in 1951. She graduated from Elon College in 1952 and began her career in education, which spanned 33 years. During her education career she was a teacher and librarian. After retiring in 1985 she was involved in volunteer work with the Hoke County Library system, Hoke County Cooperative Extension and the Hoke County Extension Homemakers Association where she served as the North Carolina State president of the association in 1993. She was a member of Raeford United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
She is survived by her son, George Raz "Skip" Autry III and wife Pandora of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren, Lindsay Sabin and husband David of West Palm Beach, FL, Jackson Autry and wife Alexandra of Asheville, and Samantha Gipson and husband Patrick of Brooklyn, NY.
A graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Raeford Cemetery. The Reverend Brian Wingo will officiate. 
The family will receive friends after the service at Raeford United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Raeford United Methodist Church,308 North Main Street Raeford, NC 28376
Condolences to the family may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lacy T. Quick

Lacy T. "Boy" Quick of Fayetteville went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the age of 42.
He was born in Lee County on June 7, 1976. He is preceded in death by his father Lacy M. Quick.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy O. Quick of Fayetteville; sisters, Athena C. Quick (Sean Howard) of Fayetteville, Celena Q. Lindsay and her son Gabe of Fayetteville; adopted sister, Jeannie Woods (Jerry) of Fayetteville; and his special companion Sophie.
The funeral will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joey Dockery officiating.
Burial will be in the Culbreth Family Cemetery. 
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

InSun Cooper

InSun Cooper, 45, of Raeford passed away in her home on Sunday, August 19, 2018. 
She was born March 9, 1973 to the late Gerald M. Powell and Sun Hwa Meyers.
She is survived by her husband, James Cooper; three sons, Christopher Carter, Nicholas Cooper, and Matthew Cooper; brother, InSok Powell; and stepfather Harold Meyers. 
Services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at noon at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Fayetteville. 
A private burial service will be held at a later date. 
Condolences to the family may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson, born May 16, 1951 in Hardin County, Kentucky passed away Monday August 20, 2018. He lived his life to the fullest and never knew a stranger.
Born into the Army life he was able to start his life of adventure at a young age. His father, Clint, and mother, Nancy, took their five children on a boat and traveled to Okinawa, Japan. He loved the adventures and was proud to have crossed the International Dateline. That trip began his wanderlust.
His lifelong dream was to ride his motorcycle across the country. With the support of his wife and joined by his friend, Loren, he drove across America from the east to the west coasts stopping to see the sights, sleeping in the great outdoors, finding new friends, and seeing family and old friends along the way.
He continued to work after retirement at Fed-ex. As an organ donor, he was able to continue to help others even in death.
Married to his true love, Becky, for over half his life, they made memories and had many adventures of their own. Together they inspired six children—his oldest daughter, Kelly and her sons Matthew and Hunter; his daughter, Jessica and her children Taylor and Vince; his daughter, Melissa, her husband Royce and their sons Dylan and Clay; his loving and devoted son Brandon; his adopted son Josh; and his adopted granddaughter Kayla. He will be missed by his little sister Eileen, her husband John and their daughter Jenna; his big sister Wanda, her husband Richard and their sons Chris and Duane; and his little brother Larry. He is proceeded in death by his big brother Carl, but missed by his wife Bonnie and their sons Van and Charles.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the family home in Lumber Bridge.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Edwin "Buddy" Newton

Edwin Bennett  "Buddy" Newton, born July 16th 1934, peacefully passed away at age 84 on Wednesday August 22, 2018 in his home in Puppy Creek with family by his side.
He grew up on the farm in the Puppy Creek community.  He met and married his high school sweetheart, Edith McNeill Newton in 1953. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. A pillar of the Puppy Creek community, he dedicated his life to family, agriculture and community service. He served on numerous boards including the Farm Service Association, Progressive Savings and Loans, Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Puppy Creek Fire Department, where he served as chief and president of the Board of Directors for several years. He was a lifelong member and deacon in Galatia Presbyterian Church. 
He was awarded Farmer of the Year in 1954 for his outstanding contributions to North Carolina Agriculture by Governor William B. Umstead. The Woodmen of the World presented him the Conservation award in 1973 for his dedication to conservation through agriculture. For his many years of dedicated service to his community and the fire department, he was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor James B. Hunt in 1995. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Newton and Cleva Martin Newton and sister, Mildred Newton Brisson. He is survived by his wife Edith McNeill Newton; two children, daughter Cathy Newton Watts her husband Randy Watts, and son Marshall McNeill Newton and wife Allison Poole Newton; grandchildren Amy Watts Chesson, Randall Bennett Watts, Marshall McNeill Newton Jr., and Mary Lawrence Newton; and a great-grandchild, Hayden Saunders Chesson.
Visitation will be held at noon at Galatia Presbyterian Church on Friday Aug. 24, followed by the funeral at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Galatia Presbyterian Church, 8800 Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Monday, August 13, 2018

Joseph L. Shepard Jr.

Joseph Lawrence Shepard Jr., 72, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Rex Hospital in Raleigh.  He was a Vietnam veteran, a member of VFW 9103, and a retired school teacher at Western Harnett High School.  He also served as an elder at Flat Branch Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Donna Shepard and daughter, Catharin Shepard.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Flat Branch Presbyterian Church in Bunnlevel with Dr. Mike Armstead officiating.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

William L. Gosnell

William Lee "Duke," Gosnell passed away June 29, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Va. He was a native of North Carolina and a long-time resident of Richmond. He was a long-time member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Choir, Richmond, and the Richmond Symphony Chorus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W. Ray Gosnell; brother, Landrum Ray; and sisters, Martha Jarrett and Fay Boroughs.

He is survived by a sister, Ava Inman and husband, Frank, of Raeford, two nieces, three nephews, and their families.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Jackson Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Doreen "Dodie" Butler

Doreen "Dodie" Butler gained her wings and went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 27, 2018.  She was born in Kettering, England to Harry and Rose Pope who preceded her in death.
She was a shining light in the world that never met a stranger. She was generous beyond measure and always willing to lend a hand, listening ear or shoulder to cry on.
She spent her time cultivating many lasting friendships, being a strong and faithful mother to her children, and a devoted Nannie to her four grandchildren. She loved Prince, music, and gardening, and lived life with exuberance and optimism. She passionately volunteered her time at the Hoke Literacy Council, Mayte's Rescue and with many hospice patients over the years.
She is survived by her two children, Tara and Corey; her son-in-law, Christopher Murdock; her four grandchildren, Jade, Hannah, Abby and Ethan; her brothers, Byron, Wyndam, Anthony, and Stewart; her sister, Patricia; and her many adopted families and friends.
A memorial service will be held August 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Raeford Assembly of God, Red Springs Rd., Raeford. 
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following organizations: Mayte's Rescue, 6130 W Flamingo Rd. #1121, Las Vegas, NV 89103-2280 (or maytesrescue.com/donate); Hoke Reading/Literacy Council, 125 W Elwood Ave, Raeford, NC 28376; or Hospice Foundation of Hoke Co,  P.O. Box 1584 in Raeford, NC 28376  
Condolences to the family may be at www.crumplerfh.com

Monday, July 30, 2018

William "Billy" Black

William A. (Billy) Black of Raeford passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at St. Joseph of the Pines at the age of 79.
He was born August 18, 1938 in Hoke County to William Alex (Buddy) Black and Hazel Conoly Black Davis, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother Johnny Black and grandson Brian Neal Black.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Allen Black of Lake Tillery, and Roger Craig Black of Laurel Hill; a daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Black Carpenter (Joe) of Laurinburg; a sister, Ann Black Erickson (Michael) of Maynardville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Meagan Carpenter Dial (Champ), Joseph Carpenter, Craig Black, Tabitha Wyland, and Brandi Kittredge; 11 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will be in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials in Billy's honor may be made to Solutions for Animals, Inc. 2298 North Horace Walters Road Raeford, NC 28376.

SFC (RET) Charles F. Brosh

SFC (RET) Charles (Chuck) Frederick Brosh of Fayetteville went to his eternal resting place on Sunday July 22, 2018, at the age of 65.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 17, 1953 to the late John J. Brosh and Grace Stolte Brosh. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Marie, Marsha and Joseph.
He retired from the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces as a SFC. He was a loving and caring man.
He is survived by his wife Martha A. Brosh of Fayetteville; son, CW3 Tony Brosh and wife Dawn of Raeford; four grandchildren, Anthony, Mikaela, Ronald, and Donna Jo; two brothers, John and Frank; and six sisters, Joann, Grace, Libby, Mary, Deborah, and Donna.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel
Burial with full military honors was in Oakridge Cemetery, 1019 W. Broad St. St. Pauls.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Alice J. Buy

Alice Jane Buy of Raeford, passed away on Thursday July 26, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, at the age of 92.
She was born in Monmouth County, N.J. on April 9, 1926 to the late Fred and Alice Siegmund.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Buy, an infant daughter, Patricia L. Buy and a son, Fletcher D. Buy. She was Past Worthy Matron with the Eastern Star in Asbury Park, NJ.
Survivors include two sons, David W. Buy of Raeford and Doug A. Buy and his wife, LuAnn of Keansburg, NJ.
A memorial service will be held in New Jersey at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at crumplerfuneralhome.com

Friday, July 27, 2018

Keanan D. Gibson

Keanan D. Gibson, 25, of Raeford, died Thursday, July 19, 2018.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 in the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Laurinburg.
Burial will follow in the Spring Branch-Matthews Memorial Gardens, Wagram.
Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com.
Purcell Funeral Home of Laurinburg is serving the family.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

James F. McPhatter

James Franklin McPhatter, 67, Red Springs, died on July 17, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. 

Service is incomplete and will be announced by Lawrence Jackson Funeral Home, Laurinburg. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Scott Fuhs

Scott Fuhs, 46, of Raeford passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018.

He was a highly decorated Army Sergeant First Class. He obtained his bachelors of science degree in History and was an avid car and history buff.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Fuhs and his brother, Brian Fuhs.

He is forever remembered by his wife, Amy; son, Jack; parents, William and Carol Fuhs; and sister, Mya and her husband, Shawn Collins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 19, 2018 in JFK Chapel on Ft. Bragg. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a later date.

In lieu of flower donations are requested to Fisher House 3120 Loop Road, P.O. Box 700006 Ft. Bragg, NC 28307.