Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mark S. Kicklighter

Mark Steven Kicklighter, 54, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2017 at his home in Raeford.

He was born on February 10, 1963 in Wilkes County, Georgia and lived most of his life in Raeford. He was a 1981 graduate of Hoke County High School and a 1984 graduate of Watterson Institute of Technology in Charlotte. Mark suffered physical disability from diabetes most of his life and in 1995 underwent rare and lifesaving kidney and pancreas transplant surgery in Chapel Hill. From then, he became a great proponent of the Chapel Hill Organ Transplant Team and a great encourager to other diabetics and transplant recipients. He loved cooking, gardening and spending time with his extended family. He will be remembered most for his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin D. Kicklighter Sr. He is survived by his mother, Jackie Kicklighter of Raeford; a sister, Julie (William) King of Raleigh; a brother, Frank (Bobbie) Kicklighter of Fayetteville, Georgia; three nieces, Jessica (Jason) Snead, Michaela (Scott) Mundorf and Rebecca (Jonathan) Minope; three nephews, Graham Kicklighter, Matthew (Marcy) King and Patrick (Gianna) Kicklighter; one grandnephew, Simon Snead; and two grandnieces, Clara Snead and Norah Kicklighter.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church in Raeford on Saturday, July 29th, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour before the service time at the church.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church, 333 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jane A. McKenzie

Jane Autry McKenzie, 86, died July 15, 2017 at Autumn Care in Raeford surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born in Cumberland County, on Tuesday, September 9, 1930 to the late Jessie Autry and Gladys Fann Autry.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Red Springs. She also served as an employee of the church for 25 years in the Child Development Center, where she was known as "Miss Jane" to hundreds of children that she loved as her own. Two of her favorite hobbies were baking cakes and crocheting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Joe" S. McKenzie Sr.; one brother, Gene Autry; and one sister, Helen Bowen.
She is survived by a son, Joseph McKenzie Jr. and his wife, Kim of Albemarle; three daughters, Mary Bounds and fiancee David, Shelia Batchelor and husband Richard of Dacula, Georgia, and Janet Summers and husband Mike of Raeford; two brothers, the Rev. Herman Autry of Raeford and Richard Autry of Fayetteville; two sisters, Susie Cartee of Hope Mills and Elaine Dowdy of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren, Matthew Batchelor, Jeffery Bounds and Kyle Bounds and wife Nici.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs. The funeral will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Red Springs. Burial will follow in the Alloway Cemetery.
Service has been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home in Red Springs.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Krystal D. Smith

Krystal Dawn Smith, 28, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  
The funeral will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Nashville Missionary Baptist Church, Marston.  
Viewing will be held one hour prior to service.  
Burial will be held in the Nashville Church Cemetery.  
Purcell Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family. 
Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Charles "Ronald" Wilson

Charles "Ronald" Wilson of Raeford passed away June 28, 2017 at the age of 61.
He was born August 31, 1955 in Hoke County. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles A. Wilson and his son Charles Ronald Wilson Jr.
He served in the North Carolina National Guard and was a former deputy with the Hoke County Sheriff's Department, a member of the Hoke County Rescue Squad, North Raeford Fire Department and Raeford Masonic Lodge #306. He also worked as a civilian with the military as a role player with the exercise "Robin Sage."
He is survived by his wife Teresa M. Wilson of Raeford, his mother, Margaret B. Wilson, and two brothers, Donald Wilson and Frankie Wilson and his wife Juanita of Raeford.
A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday June 30, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday July 1, 2017 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church with Pastor Tex Deaton and Chaplain Carlos Ortiz officiating.
Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ernest E. Eichler

Ernest Eugene Eichler of Raeford passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 at the age of 55. 
He was born May 1, 1962 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania to Jessie James Eichler and Sue Hall Eichler. He served his country in the U.S. Army and N.C. National Guard. 
He is survived by his wife Debra G. Eichler of Raeford; four sons, Robert Thompson of Raeford, Richard Thompson (Tasha) of Raeford, Melvin Thompson (Sonia) of Raeford, and Terrell Peters (Celeste) of Fayetteville; his daughter, Lisa Harris (Paul) of Fayetteville; brothers, Skip Eichler(Maryann) of Virginia, Raymond Eichler (Laura) of Pennsylvania  Odell Eichler (Stephine) of Pennsylvania;  two sisters, Susie and Tinker of Pennsylvania; and 11 grandchildren. 
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Joye R. McNeill

Joye Royal McNeill passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born on July 21, 1932 in Cumberland County. She graduated from Central High School where she was honored with the school’s Citizenship Medal.
She was a homemaker who was adored by all who knew her for her giving spirit, sweet ready smile and humble character. She was adored by her family and was involved in all their lives always seeking to help whenever and wherever she could. Grandma Joye was their rock always encouraging and supporting each member of the family.
She served as an Air Force wife for 20 years, moving around the world with her husband and children. They found their way back to Raeford, in 1970 where she was active in her church, in the V.F.W. Women’s Axillary, Woodmen of the World and in Hoke County 4-H as a volunteer and leader. She retired from public work in 1992 as the Hoke County Emergency Management secretary.
She attended Raeford Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the John Knox Sunday School Class, Circle # 3, and Women of the Church where she was a Lifetime Member. She was also active in the church nursery, Vacation Bible School and Wednesday Night Bible Study.
She enjoyed life living with her sister Sudie Rutherford and her niece, Glenda Hayworth who helped her with care, laughter and love over the last year. She also leaves behind her precious Dachshund, Schotzie.
Her husband of more than 63 years, Floyd McNeill pre-deceased Joye as did her parents Vernon Royal and Grace Bain Royal, brothers Percy and Kenneth Royal, and sisters Ann Emannuel and Doris Royal.
She is survived by her children William McNeill and Mya Dyer of Hope Mills, Lynn McNeill Hendrix and her husband Gary of Raeford, Sharon McNeill Wood and her husband, Richard of Raeford; her grandchildren, Billy McNeill, Sarah McNeill, Mathew Hendrix, Evan Hendrix, Sydney Joye Hendrix, John Arthur Hendrix, Kathleen Wood and her husband Justin Whitley, and Peyton Wood; her great-grandchildren, Allyssa and Kaylee Allan, and Bailey, Hannah and Stacy Hendrix; her sisters, Sudie Rutherford of Raeford, and Georgianna Law of Dunnellon, Florida; her brothers, Franklin Royal and his wife Barbara of Fayetteville, Bill Royal and his wife Faye of Orlando, Florida, and Virginia McGranahan and her husband Dick of Brazil, Indiana.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. at Raeford Presbyterian Church in the John Ropp Fellowship Hall. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Raeford Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 1570, Raeford, NC 28376

Friday, June 23, 2017

Julian Ann Monroe

Julian Ann Wood Monroe of Raeford passed away June 22, 2017 at Open Arms at the age of 91. 
She was born December 6, 1925 in Cumberland County to the late Allen Wilton Wood and Kate Easterling Wood. She was a member of Galatia Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Circle. She was also a member of the Rockfish Home Extension. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Douglas C. Monroe, her son, Joe A. Monroe and brothers Wilton, Donald, and Harold "Craig" Wood. 
She is survived by her son Ronnie D. Monroe and his wife Wanda of Raeford; her brother, Marion Wood and his wife Virginia of Southern Pines; two grandsons, Bryan D. Monroe and his wife Kelly of Raleigh and Jason Monroe of Raeford; and four great-grandchildren, Cara, Cameron, Grace, and Savannah Monroe of Raleigh. 
A visitation will be held Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-2:45 p.m. in the church parlor at Galatia Presbyterian Church. 
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday June 25, 2017 at Galatia Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Brett Johnson and ruling elder Herman T. Autry officiating. 
Interment will be at Galatia Presbyterian Church Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Galatia Presbyterian Church 8800 Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 or The Alzheimer's Association 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mary Alice Davis

Mary Alice Jackson Davis of Raeford passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the age of 66. 
She was born March 17, 1951 in Robeson County to the late Bennie and Edna Jackson. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Davis Sr., and siblings, George Jackson, Robert Jackson, James Jackson, Margaret Jackson and Jill Davis. 
She is survived by three sons, Larry Davis Jr. (Angie) of Kentucky, Walter Davis (Yvonne) of Alabama, and Edgar Davis (Misty) of Tennessee; a daughter, Sissy Fetters (Daniel) of Raeford; a brother, David Jackson (Jackie) of Sunset Beach; a sister, Brenda Price of Fayetteville; and 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Allison, Tyler, Julian, Braden, Brittaney, Jessica, Derek, Kaylyn, Hally, Mya, Rosalie, and Jazmine. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday June 23, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford. 
Interment will be at Great Marsh Baptist Church, 270 E. Great Marsh Church Road, St Pauls. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

James Kersey

James Evans Kersey of St. Pauls passed away peacefully at his home on June 14, 2017 at the age of 78. 
He was born August 6, 1938 in Robeson County to the late Jessie Kersey and Leatha Jackson Kersey. He is also preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Kersey. 
He is survived by a stepson Jim Willis (Patsy) of Raeford; a nephew, David McMahon of St. Pauls; two grandchildren, Chad Willis (Shalena) and Jeremy Willis ( Arrianna); eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie Kersey (Nokia) of Parkton and Tommie Kersey (Mary) of Tolarsville; and a sister, Lula Jean Grover of Fayetteville. 
A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in St. Pauls. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Glenn Chavis

Glenn Chavis of Raeford, passed away at his home, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 70. 
He was born December 1, 1946 in Hoke County. 
He is preceded in death by his father Leo Chavis and his brother Robert Saunders. He was an avid hunter and hunted with his best friend Pop Revels. He loved fishing with his brother Robin Chavis. He was employed with Aberdeen Rockfish Railroad for 33 years before he retired. 
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Joy Chavis of Raeford; two daughters, Melissa Chavis and Amy Chavis, both of Raeford; a son, Marshall "Rascal" Chavis II and his wife Wyann of Raeford; his mother, Charity "Ninny" Chavis of Antioch; seven grandchildren, Justin, Laurie, John, Isaiah, Jeffrey, Benjamin, and Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Juelz and Lacoda; three brothers, Dinny Chavis of Antioch, Robin Chavis (Kenya) of Red Springs, and Timmy Chavis of Taylorsville; a sister, Tammy Chavis of Red Springs; and several nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford, NC. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the local VFW Post 10 c/o George Balch 4204 Philippi Church Road, Raeford, NC 28376. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Benson Blackwell

Benson Blackwell of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in his home at the age of 68. 
He was born in Bladen County on September 3, 1948, to the late Vernon and Sadie Blackwell. He loved racing, hunting and fishing. 
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Phillips, Mary Ward, and Christine Canady. 
Survivors are two sons, Timothy J. Blackwell and his wife Melissa of Gray's Creek, and Christopher M. Blackwell and his wife Renee of Gray's Creek; three grandchildren, Zachary Blackwell, Chase Blackwell and Clay Blackwell; two brothers, Frank Blackwell and his wife Alice of Hope Mills and Vernon Neal Blackwell of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Austine Phillips of Fayetteville and Louise Martin and her husband Jimmy of Lumberton, and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford. 
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Thomas Tatum officiating. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Agnes Bundy

 Agnes Peterson Bundy of Fayetteville passed away June 8, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro at the age of 85.
She was born November 6, 1931 in Hoke County to the late Archie and Mary Peterson.
She was a member of LaFayette Baptist Church since 1962. She was employed with the City of Fayetteville from 1964 until she retired in 2006. She enjoyed going to the mountains and fishing at the beach with her family
She is preceded in death by her husband Edward James Bundy, and her daughter Susan Pickett.
She is survived by her daughter Deborah Atkins and her husband Paul of Fayetteville, 7 grandchildren, Donnie Noe, Paul Atkins, Jr., Deanna Gardner and her husband James, Angela Roach and her husband Jon, Gina Brock and her fiancé Levern, Heather Maccy, Richard Pickett, Jr., 8 great-grandchildren, Alyssa Victor, Alayna, Ashley, Victoria, Madison, Catherine, Maxximus, several nieces and nephews and her special cat Charlie.
A visitation will be held 6-8 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be held 2 pm Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at LaFayette Baptist Church 501 Hope Mills Rd., Fayetteville, with Dr. Ron Hinson officiating. Interment will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials in Mrs. Bundy's honor may be made to LaFayette Baptist Church 501 Hope Mills Road Fayetteville, NC 28304 the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wanda Lupo


Wanda Wilkes Lupo of Raeford, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the age of 63.
She was born April 29, 1954 in Hoke County to the J.D. and Hester Wilkes.
She is survived by a son Jerry Lupo (Suzanne) of Mooresville,  a daughter Pamela E. Hockensmith (Marc) of Hope Mills,  a special friend Martha Furr (Michael) of Hope Mills, a brother Wayne Wilkes (Alice) of Fayetteville, 3 sisters, Kay Taylor (Ronnie) of Raeford, Mary Baxley of Raeford, and Agnes Creech (Dwight) of Los Vegas, Nevada, five grandchildren, Courtney, Adiyah, Grant, Breana and Cameron and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Edgar M. Edge

Edgar Malcolm (Mac) Edge of Lumber Bridge, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia at the age of 70. 
He was born June 30, 1946 in Hope Mills to the late J.P. Edge and Georgia Mae Edge. 
He served in the US Army. He was a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division. He was a combat veteran of Vietnam and served 3 tours in Korea. Mr. Edge retired from the US Army as a SFC in 1986. He was also employed with the Hoke County Sheriff's Department. He loved to golf, fish and ride motorcycles. His dog Penny Sue was his best friend. 
He is preceded in death by his son Michael Ray Edge. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Candace Edge of Lumber Bridge, a daughter Michell S. Patterson (Robert) of Dothan Alabama; two sons, Timothy Edge (Billie Jean) of Fayetteville, and Andrew Edge (Amanda) of Lumber Bridge; three brothers, John Edge (Diane) of Raeford, Paul Edge (Connie) of Holden Beach, and Ralph Edge of Raeford; a sister, Eula Hall of Grays Creek; and five grandchildren, Jeffrey Brand, Timothy R. Edge, Lilah Edge, Eden Edge and Alia Brand. 
A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford. 
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. June 13, 2017 at Sandhill's State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake with full military honors. Family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Eunice Gardner

Eunice Monroe Gardner, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

She was a bookkeeper at Hugh's Texaco in Raeford.

A graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Caledonia United Methodist Church Cemetery in Laurinburg, officiated by the Rev. Linda Nelson. 

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.