Monday, March 2, 2015

Mary A. Shelton

Mary Ann Shelton, 70, of 411 W. 6th Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
Survivors are: children, Celester, Craig, Brian; sisters, Linda Alston, Connie Chambers, Audrey Johnson; brother, Andrew Chambers; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mattie O. Peck


Mattie Odom Peck, age 70, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

She was a 1962 graduate of Aberdeen High School and a 1973 graduate of Sandhills Community College with an associate degree in nursing.  She served as a registered nurse in many capacities with McCain Hospital, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, St. Joseph's Home Care in Raeford and Autumn Care in Raeford.  She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Peck, her parents, C.G. "Glenn" Odom and Mildred G. Odom and brother, Clarence G. Odom, Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Mark James Peck and wife Pam of Laurinburg, and Matthew Peck of the home; her sisters, Sarah O'Brien and husband John of Southern Pines, and Helen Priggemeier and husband Jim of Aberdeen; brother, Todd Odom and wife Nancy of Stem; granddaughter, Ashley Peck Bourne and great-grandson Riley Bourne of Aberdeen; step-grandson Adam Wood of Laurinburg; beloved cousin Elsie Thomas of Pinebluff; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Boles Funeral Home Chapel in Southern Pines with the Rev. Charles Cash officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Solutions for Animals, P.O. Box 2062, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

Online condolences may be made at

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.







Friday, February 27, 2015

Monty Terance Reynolds

On February 23, 2015 Monty Terance Reynolds lost his battle with life. He fought a hard battle for several years. He always lived life to the fullest and lived by the motto, "you only live once." He was born on December 12, 1973 in Anderson, Indiana. 

In addition to a large extended family that loved him dearly. He was liked by all who met him and always  had a ready smile and joke to share. His interests revolved around working with his hands and weightlifting but his favorite was spending time with family.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. He proceeded to continue his contribution to the military by providing support for the training of soldiers. He obtained two bachelor's degrees during his education. He proudly owned Precision Concrete.He leaves behind a loving wife of six years, Andrea, and daughter Cayla. He also leaves behind his loving parents Pete and Penny Reynolds, two brothers Joel and Matt, and an older sister Marcie.

He has followed in death his grandparents Jim and Charleen McRoberts and Donald and Barbara Reynolds. 

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Michael McArn

Michael McArn, 50, of 115 Peppertree Lane, died Monday, February 23, 2015.
Survivors are: wife, Namisha; children, Javaris, Latrisha, Darcel, Laron, Kayden McLean, Destiny Graham, Damartez Hines, Delton Graham Jr.; parents, Christanner, Pete Hailey; eight siblings; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be held Saturday, February 28 at 3 p.m. in Friendship Grove FWB Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
 Visitation will be held Friday, February 27 from 1:30 – 7 pm. at the funeral home.

Rachel A. Bolton

Rachel Ann Bolton, 69, of Raeford, died Thursday, February, 26, 2015.
Survivors are: sons, David and Dana; brothers, Ralph Jackson and Jerry Jackson; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at a later date.

Alejandro Chan-Guillermo

Alejandro Chan-Guillermo, 47, of Raeford, died Monday, February 9, 2015.
Survived by: wife, Matilde Pablo-Rayon.
The funeral will be held Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in Unity Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Hidalgo, Mexico.

Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans, 77, of 2090 McNeill Farm Road, died Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Survivors are: children, Christopher Jr., Cecil and Neva; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be held Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blue Family Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held Friday, February 27 from 1:30 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

William D. Thames

William Darnell Thames, 65, of 116 Thornbird Drive, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
He was a military veteran.
Survivors are: son William; sisters, Carolyn Walker, Yvonne Davis, Alice Chapman and Tonya Evans; brothers, Thomas, William, and Monte McIver; and a grandchild.
The funeral will be held Thursday, February 26 at 10 a.m. in Herring Funeral Care & Cremations chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Viewing will be held Wednesday, February 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Odessa P. Copeland

Pastor Odessa P. Copeland, 68, of 263 Iris St., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
Survivors are: husband, Alvin Sr.; children, Angela, Alvin Jr.; brother, Joshua Peterkin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 24 at 2 p.m. in Leach Springs MB Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Gearlener Henegan

Gearlener Henegan, 58, of 106 Woodcreek Village, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Survivors are:children, Tamisha Graham, Namisha McArn, LaTonya Hines; siblings, Jackie Barrett, Waltener Jefferson, Gail Headen, Debbie Smith, Frank Harris, Elijah Smith Jr.; five grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in Mount Olive United Holy Church. Burial will be in Mountain Grove Church cemetery. 
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 24 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Paul J. Wilson

Paul James Wilson Jr. of Raeford died, Monday, February 16, 2015 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hoke Campus at the age of 67.

He was born in Bristol, Virginia on September 16, 1947. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul James Wilson, Sr., his brother, Jack Douglas Wilson, Sr., and his daughter, Paula Wilson-Maddox. He retired after 26 years in the US Army as a CW3.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Wilson of Raeford; his son, Jerry Wilson (Lori) of Raeford; his daughter, Robyn Wilson-Branch (Jason) of Raeford; his mother, Roberta Ruth Wilson of Bristol; son-in-law, Kevin Maddox of Raeford; mother-in-law, Virginia Casey of Lynchburg, Virginia; brother-in-law, Charles Casey (Pat) of Lynchburg; his brothers, Charles R. Wilson of Bristol, William E. Wilson (Edie) of Knoxville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Josh Rich, Tim Rich, Morgan Branch, Diana Maddox, Zoe Maddox, and Victor Maddox; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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Charles D. Arno

Charles Douglas Arno, Sr., 84, died Feb. 15 at his home in Washington, DC.
Doug was born May 21, 1930, to Charles William and Rosa Lee (Freeman) Arno in Leeds, Ala. His parents, along with older sisters Dora, Grace, Ruth and Corrine, preceded him in death. After graduating Coffee High School, Florence, Ala., he began a 21-year career in the US Air force. He married Mary Nelle Harris of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., in 1958.
The two were blessed with four sons during their 38 years of marriage. He received his bachelor's degree from Chaminade University in 1967 and his master's degree from Pepperdine University in 1972. He retired from the USAF in 1973 as a Senior Master Sergeant. The family later settled in Raeford, NC, when Doug went to work as a civil service military education specialist at the JFK Center in nearby Fort Bragg. He retired in 1995.
Doug will be remembered for his Biblical knowledge and unwavering faith in God. He was a diehard fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, a master gardener and a loving father.
Survivors are: sons, Charles D. Arno, Jr., Pinehurst, NC; William H. Arno (wife Angie), Stokesdale, NC; James F. Arno (wife Jennifer), New York Mills, MN; Russell A. Arno (wife Vanessa), Charlotte, NC; six grandsons and three granddaughters.
A private memorial service will be held Saturday, February 21 in Mayodan, NC.





Monday, February 16, 2015

Jacqueline Warren

Jacqueline Warren, 63, of Raeford, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
Survivors are: husband, Robert; children, Michael and Robert; mother, Leola Blue; sisters, Barbara McMillan, Carolyn, Wanda, Brenda Blue and Dorothy McDaniel; brother, Hundo Blue.
The memorial service was held Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church.

Bonnie L. Bell

Bonnie Lee Bell of 625 Goose Pond Road  Red Springs, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 in her home at the age of 83.
Ms. Bell was born in Robeson County on August 1, 1931, to the late Carson and Fannie Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Locklear. She was a member of Shannon Assembly of God and retired from St. Mary's Hospital in New Jersey.
Survivors are: daughters, Linda Rushing (Roger) of Monroe, NC., Lois Bullard (Joe) of Red Springs, NC., Brenda Lee Strickland of Laurinburg, NC., Gloria Dingle (Simon) of South Carolina and Sharon Kelly of Virginia; sons, Larry D. Locklear (Mary Ann) of Shannon, NC., Gary Lynn Locklear (Grace) of Pembroke, NC., and Marlon Kelly of Oklahoma; sisters, Judy C. Locklear (Eugene) of Shannon, NC., Jo Ann Bell of Red Springs, NC., Betty Revels (RD) of Lumberton, NC., Margie Winstead of Maryland, and Peggy Kujan (Rick) of Florida; brothers, Richard Bell of Shannon and Thomas Bell of Red Springs, NC; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great- grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 17 at 2:30 pm at the Shannon Assembly of God with Reverend  Mitchell Oxendine Officaing.
Burial will be in the Shannon Assembly of God Cemetery
Visitation will be held 7:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, February 16, 2015 Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave. Red Springs, NC

Friday, February 13, 2015

Robert E. McRae

Robert E. McRae, 71, 127 Gatlin Farm Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Survivors are: wife, Cynthia; children, Monica Newell, Yolinda Copeland, Deshanda Readdy, Timothy Campbell, John Richardson, Robert.
The funeral will be held Saturday, February 14 at  1 p.m. Saturday in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. Burial will be in Friendship Grove FWB Church cemetery. 
Visitation will be held FRiday, February 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford with the family present from 6 to 7p.m.