Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Annie F. Brewer

Annie "Anna" Florence Brewer, age 65, 255 Cook Road, Shannon, died February 19, 2017 in FirstHealth  Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
She was born on March 15, 1951 to the late Annie Ruth Pierce in Hoke County. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Pierce; one sister, Patsy Strong; and one grandchild, Kaitly Brewer.
She is survived by two daugthers, Tina Kay Locklear of the home and Tammy L. Brewer (Landon) of Red Springs; one son, Timothy D. Brewer (Keysha) of Mooresville; three sisters,  Thelma Kiser of Abderdeen, Tammy Walters (Alan) of Southern Pines, and Deborah Hamilton of Pinehurst; seven grandchildren, Ashley L. Pate, Jonathan Locklear, Timothy Jacob Brewer, Joseph Locklear, Kallie Brewer, Jada Locklear, and Karoline Brewer; and three great-grandchildren, Ja'Kyla Locklear, Jonathan Locklear Jr., and Makenzie Pate.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs.
The funeral will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. at South Hoke Baptist Church with the Rev Ernest Goins, the REv. Hubbard Lowery, and the Rev. Phil Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at the Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery.  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Delmer W. Barefoot

Delmer W. Barefoot of Raeford passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 69. 
He was born in Cumberland County on January 9, 1948 to the late Gaston Vernon Barefoot and Gladys Lockamy Barefoot. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elton Vernon Barefoot. After proudly serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, he was employed for 34 years with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph. After retiring from the phone company he owned and operated Barefoot Alarm and Electric and EZ Ryder Kreative Mobile Lifestyles, Inc. 
He was an elder and member of Philippi Presbyterian Church for many years and was known for handling every situation, whether it be a light bulb, plumbing problem, telephones, building's alarm system or the outside beautification.
He leaves behind his wife and soul-mate of 20 years, Juanita Barefoot of Raeford; his daughters, Toby Foster and her husband, Jeffrey of Hope Mills, and Heather Gunther and her husband, J.D. of Fayetteville; his stepsons, Arthur Wilkie IV and his wife, Gelyne of Raeford, Kurt Wilkie and his wife, Suzi of Atlanta, Georgia, and Karl Wilkie and his wife, Carolyn of Hagerstown, Maryland; his sister, Vera Pate and her husband, Alex of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Mary, Elizabeth, Kara, Jake, Ava, Megan, and Jamie; and one great-grandson, Jordan. 
The family will receive friends fro 7-9 p.m on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Philippi Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mike Baker, the Rev. Chip Grammer, and Elder Herman Autry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Philippi Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, 2800 Philippi Church Road, Raeford, NC 28376 and/or Children's Hope Alliance, PO Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grace "Dodie" Currie

Grace Lenora "Dodie" Currie of Scotia Village in Laurinburg, formerly of Raeford, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Morrison Manor Hospice House at the age of 86.              

She was born in Raeford on December 22, 1930 to the late Lee and Mary Cashion Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband James Currie, her brothers Bobby Carter, James Carter, and Gene Carter, and her sister Ann Lowder.

She was a member of Raeford Presbyterian Church. She was married to James Currie on September 23, 1951, and was married for 56 years until his death in 2007.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Lynn C. Jernigan and husband, Lynn of Dunn; sister-in-law, Eloise U. Carter of Raeford; nephews, Johnny Carter of Raeford, and William Carter and wife Leigh and their children Claire, Carleigh and Kate, all of Laurinburg; nieces, Laura Lowder of Jackson Springs, and Deann Lowder and her daughter Katherine of Aberdeen; and many cousins in the Carter and Cashion families.

Visitation will be Monday February 20, 2017 from 10-10:45 am at the Raeford Presbyterian Church John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Raeford Cemetery with The Rev. Dr. Steve Fitzgerald and The Rev. Dr. Len Keever officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Raeford Presbyterian Church Building Fund,

128 West Edinborough Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jose Vigil

Jose S. Vigil (CW5 Retired) of Raeford passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2015 at the FirstHealth Hoke Campus at the age of 64.

He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 26, 1952. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired after 35 years as a Chief Warrant Officer 5. After retirement, he continued his service to the country as a Department of the Army civilian. He was preceded in death by his father, Isadore Vigil and his stepfather, Joseph Sedlar.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda Avriett of Raeford; his daughter, Vanessa Hoang and her husband, Khoa of Tucson, Arizona; his stepson, Rob Avriett and his wife, Joanna of Knoxville, Tennessee; his mother, Rose Sedlar of Santa Fe; his brothers, The Honorable Michael Vigil and his wife, Terry of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and John Sedlar and William Sedlar, both of Santa Fe; and two grandchildren, Liam and Noel.

A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 6199 Fayetteville Road, Raeford.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to: USO at www.uso.org/donate/next and/or The First Tee at thefirsttee.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate/.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com


John D. Mclaughlin Sr.

John Daniel McLaughlin Sr., 86, of Greensboro, formerly of Raeford, died on Friday, February 10, 2017.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2- 3 p.m. in Perry J. Brown Funeral Home located at 909 E. Market St., Greensboro.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Walls Chapel United Methodist Church, 5450 Laurinburg Rd., Raeford. Burial will be held in McLaughlin Family Cemetery, Raeford. Purcell Funeral Home of Laurinburg is serving the family.
Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Anani Charlesworth

Anani Miroslava Charlesworth of Raeford passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 58.

She was born on October 5, 1958 in Panama to the late Gaudioso Acevedo and Olga Maria Castillo. She touched many people in her life, often times putting the needs of others ahead of her own. A hard worker all of her life, she always made time to make sure her family was taken care of. Even after becoming a naturalized citizen here in the United States, she never forgot where she came from and how proud she was to be from Panama.

She leaves behind her children, Jose Charlesworth and his wife, Dalphne of Anchorage, Alaska, Katherine Charlesworth of Raeford, and John Charlesworth of Fairbanks, Alaska; loving father of her children, Robert Charlesworth of Raeford; her brothers, Osvaldo Acevedo Castillo, and Jose Acevedo Castillo; and her sisters, Betsy Solis Castillo and Olga Solis Castillo.

A visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com



Monday, February 13, 2017

Larry Stanley

Larry Ray Stanley, age 69, of Aurora, Missouri, formerly of Raeford, passed away at 6:46 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born July 28, 1947, in Durham, the son of William and Helen (Hill) Stanley.
He was a 1965 graduate of Northern High School in Durham,  and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1970 and again in 1978.  He was a turkey hatchery manager for 30 years in Missouri, Texas, and North Carolina including at Cuddy Farms (Aurora) and Tarheel (Raeford)  He was an elder and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, and past member of the Aurora City Council and the Aurora Rotary Club.
On October 7, 1983, he married Debbie Sumners in Aurora.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie; daughter Megan Schiller and her husband, Andy, and their daughter, Katy Schiller of Aurora; his mother, Helen Stanley and sister, Linda Stanley both of Durham; brother-in-law, Pete Sumners and his significant other, Melissa Bilyeu, of Aurora; and an aunt, uncle, nephew, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora. Burial will be at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora at a later date.  A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, in care of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, 303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO 65605.

Rebecca Rainey

Rebecca Sue Keen Rainey, 60, of Raeford, passed away February 7, 2017 at her home. 
She was born January 31, 1957 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Everette Keen and Margaret Owens Keen. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Dwight Rainey. 
She is survived by two brothers, Gary Keen and his wife Bonnie of Moon TWP, Pennsylvania, and James Keen of Franklin, Massachusetts; her nieces, Anna Rodgers of Fort Worth, Texas, Lori Keen Bereznay of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Dawn Keen Ambrose of Colorado; and a nephew, Col. Roger L. Keen of Pennsylvania. No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cora Lee Graham

Cora Lee Graham died January 27, 2017 at the age of 98 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Born March 29, 1918, she was the daughter of Arletha Graham.

After the passing of her mother at an early age Cora was raised in Hoke County by her uncle Lacie Graham and aunt Parthenia Graham. She was a farm laborer and homemaker that took care of four generations of children and captured the hearts of everyone that met her precious spirit.  

She is survived by Viola Earl, Annie McGeachy (Joel), and Audrey Graham Baldwin.

The funeral was held Friday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Buie Funeral Home. Burial was at Friendship Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Jenne Mae Allen

Rev. Jennie Mae Allen died January 31, 2017 at the age of 70.

Born November 28, 1946, she was preceded in death by her best friend and husband, Bobby Gene Allen; her parents, J.D. McGeachy Sr. and Mary Smith McGeachy; her siblings, J.D. (Vera) McGeachy Jr., Annie Lee (Daniel) Wilson, Mary Louise Allen, L.C. McGeachy, Fred McGeachy, Stella Mae Jackson, and Martha Ruth Beatty.

She is survived by children, Genise Merchel Allen Menefield (Reverend Michael) of Westerville, Ohio, Elder James Robert Allen (Angel) of Raeford, and Bobby Antonio "Tony" Allen of Raeford; 11 grandchildren, Minister Cory Allen (who Jennie and Bobby considered their son and who was their long-time caregiver), Darrius Allen, Melody Menefield, Akera Allen, Mya Menefield, Ashanti Allen, Q'Monte Allen, Sa'Niya Allen, Michaela Menefield, Ayana Allen, Elijah Allen, and Davyus Allen; and one great-grandchild, Alanna Allen.

She is also survived by her siblings, who include Betty Peterkin (Billy) and Joel McGeachy (Annie) of Raeford.

The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. at Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Red Springs.