Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barbara J McKinnon

Barbara J. McKinnon, 74, of 409 South Magnolia St., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
Survivors are: daughters, Denise McLeod, Barbara Tyson, Jackie McLean and Deborah Blue; and sons, Gerald and Darryl.
The funeral will be held Friday. Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. Friday in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens. 
Viewing will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 from  4 to 7 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home in Laurinburg.


Shirley L McNatt

Shirley L. McNatt, 45, of 106 Dakota Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Survivors are: daughters, Iris and Jaquana; mother, Willie; father, James; sisters, Lisa Kelly , Francene Best, Erica and Sheerice; brother, James; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thursday. Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Thursday in McLaughlin Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Hoke County Community Cemetery. 
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 1 to 7p.m. at Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dewey L. Suggs

Dewey Lee Suggs, 73, of Raeford, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors are: sons, Donald and Michael; sisters, Ruth Owen, Margaret Melvin, Marilyn Heath, Joan Hulan, Carol Atkins; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at  2 p.m. in Butler Funeral Home chapel in Stedman. Burial will be in White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Shelby Strong

Shelby Strong, 73, of Raeford, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1941, to the late Mr. Preston Evers and Mrs. Thelma Wilkins Evers.
Mrs. Strong was preceded in death by her sister, Clara Mae Owens and husband Odell Owens, and brother, Gary Evers.
Survivors are:  her husband, Michael Strong of Raeford; sister-in-law, Pauline Evers of Lumberton; uncle, Henry Wilkins and wife Dixie of Wilmington; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and two good friends, Sarah Beth Lytch of Fayetteville and Mary Morrow of Raeford.
During her 30 year career in education, she taught in many positions from elementary to the college level. After retirement, she volunteered her time with Southeastern North Carolina Radio Reading Service and with hospice care. She held a special place in her heart for Contact of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Urban Ministries.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A memorial service conducted by Minister Sonny Kelly will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Contact of Fayetteville (Crisis Help Line), 3507 Hill St., Hope Mills, NC 28348, (910) 485-4134; or Fayetteville Urban Ministries, 701 Whitfield St., Fayetteville, NC 28306, (910) 483-5944.

Carol L. McCoy

Carol Locklear McCoy, 49, of 516 6th Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2014.
Survivors are: sons, Jamel Gates, Lamarve and Darrell; sisters, Janie Dupree, Janice Daniels and Hattie Riggins; brothers, Carl, Jamie and Jimmy; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday. Nov. 15 at  2 p.m. Saturday in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford. Burial was in McLaughlin Chapel Church cemetery.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Elizabeth Jackson Jordan of 824 Backwoods Lake Road, entered Heaven Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence at the age of 94.
She was born in Sampson County on July 16, 1920, to the late Wiley B. and Virginia Kyle Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, a WWII Veteran, Garth McCoy Jordan, and her granddaughter Elizabeth Carol Bunce Reynolds.
She was a member of Camp Ground United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Golden Elite within the Church. She was the past president of the American Business Women's Association (Scotch Plaid Chapter) and their Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Traveling Lamplighters. At age 74 she became a licensed foster parent and cared for and loved 43 foster children. Among her hobbies were ballroom dancing, quilting, baking pound cakes for others and traveling with her daughter and son-in-law. Hergreatest talent was the ability to love others. She shared this gift with everyone. Her presence is gone, but her love remains.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Bunce (Jimmy) of Raeford; niece/surrogate daughter, Lynn Jane Elmwood of Waldorf Maryland; three grandchildren, James Franklin Bunce (Sherry K) Ricky Wayne Bunce, and Donald Andrew Bunce (Stephanie); five great-grandchildren, Amber Elise Davis(Brian), Kristine Anne Reynolds, Victoria Nicole Reynolds, Wade Everly Bunce, Carolyn Ashley Bunce; and a step-great-grandchild Jacob Mitchell Hasinger.
Visitation will be 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2104, prior to the service at Camp Ground UMC Church, 4625 Camp Ground Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28314.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m.
Interment will be at LaFayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street, Fayetteville.
Online condolences may be made at

Thursday, November 13, 2014

George E. Gagnon

Retired Army Staff Sgt. George Edmond Gagnon Jr., 71, of 808 S. Buckeye Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Cristine; daughters, Irina and Alliah; brothers, Bruce and Paul; and sister, Deborah.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at  10 a.m. in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the cemetery.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marguerite N. Vivian

Marguerite Norris Vivian of Pinehurst, formerly of Raeford, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Fox Hollow Senior Living at the age of 97.
She was born August 11, 1917 in Hoke County to the late Rembert Williamson and Bertha Burney Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Alton Norris and William W. Vivian. She was a member of the Raeford United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women. She retired from the civil service with 35 years of service as an administrative officer of U.S. Army Communication Command Agency.
She is survived by her daughter Kitzy N. Bundy and her husband Franklin of Southern Pines; two grandchildren, Richard Jones of Winnabow, and Ashley Posey and her husband Mark of Raeford; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah P. Starling and her husband Dustin of Lumber Bridge.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2014 at Raeford United Methodist Church.
The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Stephen Castle officiating. Interment will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Raeford United Methodist Church,308 North Main Street Raeford, NC 28376, FirstHealth Hospice Foundation ,150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 2837.
Online condolences may be made at

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kathleen F. Bartch

Kathleen Fields Bartch of Red Springs, died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Autumn Care of Raeford, at the age of 87.

She was born in Robeson County on April 19, 1927 to the late James Autry Fields and Katie Ange Fields. She was a preceded in death by her husband, Glen Lawrence Bartch, Jr., a son, Glen Lawrence Bartch, III and her sister Bobbie F. Meinert. She was member of the Hope Mills Pentecostal Holiness Church since 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Robert James Bartch and his wife Wanda of Red Springs, and Michael Scott Bartch and his wife Maggie of Raeford; a  brother, Ronald Fields and his wife Elaine of Lumber Bridge; a sister Juanita F. Livingston of Raeford; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Alloway Cemetery, North Vance Street , Red Springs, officiated by the Rev. Elton Bryan, directed by Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs. Family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Friday, November 7, 2014

William Y. Stephens

William Younger Stephens of 4124 Pecan Drive, Hope Mills, formerly of Rockfish, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the age of 60.
He was born January 13, 1954 in Cumberland County to the late Belton and Lucy McFayden Stephens.
He is survived by his daughter Tammi Lucas of Fayetteville, his son Christopher Watkins (Heather) of Fayetteville, two brothers Vernon and Marvin Stephens both of Fayetteville, his sister Wanda Sue Williams (Roger) of Raeford, and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at

Ellen F. Butler

Ellen Felina Butler died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 62.
She is survived by her husband Donald R. Butler; two sons, Donald R. Butler, II, and Samuel Ream; two daughters, Hope McIntyre, and Angie Roth; a sister, Cynthia Lockridge; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Timothy "Tim" White

Timothy "Tim" White, age 56, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.
He was born October 31, 1958 in Scotland County, son of Mary Jacobs White Ross and the late John Everette White, Sr. and he was lovingly raised by his stepfather, James Ross. He worked in construction until his health declined. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, NASCAR Racing and watching John Wayne western movies. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his two grandsons.
Surviving are his son Jay White of Fayetteville; his daughters, Brandy White of Laurinburg and Taylor White of Fayetteville; his parents, Mary and James "Jim" Ross of Gibson, a brother, John White of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sisters, Faye Alpiger of Fayetteville, Betty Fraser of Raeford, and Dale Tillis of Lake Butler, Florida; his grandsons, Josh and Dominic; and many special nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Pastor David Shoemake. Burial will follow the service in Pinecrest Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be given in Tim's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Friday, October 31, 2014

Randolph Campbell

Minister Randolph Campbell, 62, of 878 Townsend Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Emma; daughters, Christina, Crystal Blue; siblings, Larry, Thomas, Freddie, Catherine Hallman, Marsellie, Lawrence, Theodore; two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday. Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in World of Life Temple Activity Center. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens. 
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christine L. Chapman

Christine Locklear Chapman, 77, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 in her home.
She was born in Hoke County on May 30, 1938 to Willie Locklear and Ethel Maynor Locklear. She was a homemaker. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Whitford Chapman Sr., a son, Jerry Maynor and siblings, Nola Hodges, Johnson Locklear, Cecil Locklear and Eunice Moore.
She is survived by her sons, William Chapman (Karen) of Hope Mills, Willie E. Maynor of the home,Joseph Maynor of Hope Mills; a stepson, Edgar Chapman Jr. of Linden; daughters, Nora Gray (James) of Lumber Bridge, Francine Jackson (Sammy), Anita File (Joe), and Nola Hall (Ron), all of Fayetteville, Denise Naylor (Duron) of Raeford and Janet Darden (Martin) of Fayetteville; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Crystal Spring Chapel, 1465 Crystal Spring Chapel Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28306.
The funeral will follow the visitation at the church with Pastor Bruce Suggs officiating.
Burial will follow the service in Cape Fear Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Raymond E. Hawkins

Raymond E. Hawkins
Raymond Eugene Hawkins, 84, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Althenia Hawkins; children Linda English (Butch), Raymond Eugene "Gene" Hawkins, Jr. (Donna), Kathy Schmidt (John), and Kim McGirt (John); grandchildren, Jack English (Courtney), Hannah English, Jeff Schmidt (Caroline), Mallory Wojciechowski (Timothy), Jessie Hawkins, and Mollie McGirt; and great-granddaughters, Caroline English, Charlotte English, Morgan Schmidt and Madeline Schmidt.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and was honored with a Bronze Star. He retired from the US. .Army after 20 years of service and was then employed 40 years by The House of Raeford. He was an active member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Department in Raeford, as well as an active Shriner and Mason. He was also instrumental in helping to start and organize the Hillcrest Community Water System.
Hewill be remembered by those who knew him as a loving, devoted family man, who was full of life and enjoyed making people smile. Nothing made him happier that sharing a good meal and laugh with family and friends. He was a hard worker and a generous spirit who gave money, time and attention whenever a need arose.
He spent the last four years of his life surrounded by the love and care of staff and friends at Scotia Village in Laurinburg.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford.
The funeral will be held Thursday, October 30 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Raeford with burial to follow.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2699 US Hwy 401 Business, Raeford, NC 28376 or Scotland County Hospice, 610 Launchwood Dr, Laurinburg, NC 28352.