Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Larry W. Collins

Larry Wayne Collins, 61, of Raeford passed away Monday October 16, 2017. 
He was born July 29, 1956 in Cumberland County. 
He is preceded in death by his father Roger Grantham Collins Jr. 
He is survived by his mother Bobbie Jean Collins of Raeford; two brothers, Roger E. Collins and Jimmy Collins of Raeford; two sisters, Cathy McMillan of Raeford, formerly of Whiteville, and Lisa Collins of Raeford; a nephew Hugh Brian McMillan of Supply; a niece, Dana Collins of South Carolina; and a special friend, Charles Adams of Raeford. 
A private service will be held at the Raeford Cemetery. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Monday, October 16, 2017

MayBelle Currie


MayBelle (Peg) Currie passed away on October 10, 2017. She was 96 when she died and had been living in the View Pointe Senior Living Facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the last three years.
She was born on May 6, 1921 in Grand Island, Nebraska. She spent most of her early years in Grand Island, graduating from Grand Island Sr High in 1939.  During World War II and the Korean War she worked at the Grand Island Munitions Depot making armaments to support the war effort.  In March of 1947 she married Robert (Bob) Henwood at Randolph Field outside of San Antonio, Texas. In January of 1950 she gave birth to her first child, Paul, at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.  In February of 1952 she and Bob divorced and Peg moved back to Grand Island.  Then in August of 1956, she married her long-lost sweetheart, David Currie, whom she had first met and dated in the early years of World War II when Dave was stationed at Kearney Field in Kearney, Nebraska.  They were married in Grand Island and moved to Chicago where Dave was stationed.  In December of 1957 she gave birth to her second child, Linda, at Itazuke Air Base, Japan. When her husband Dave retired from the Air Force in 1963, they moved back to Dave's hometown of Raeford, building their home on the family farm.  Dave died in September of 1990 and Peg remained in Raeford until 1996 when she moved close to her son, Paul, in Colorado Springs.
She was an outgoing loveable person who enjoyed life to the fullest; traveling and being with her family and friends.  She especially loved spending time with her two children and their spouses, plus her four grandchildren. She had many close friends whom she also dearly loved both in Raeford and in Colorado Springs.
She is survived by her son, Paul Currie and his wife Gayle of Colorado Springs, Colorado; their son Andrew Currie and his girlfriend Genevieve Lyells of Las Vegas, Nevada and their soon to be son, Colson Michael; her daughter Linda Brafford and her husband Paul of Marietta, Georgia; their son Will Brafford and his wife Amanda of Atlanta, Georgia and soon to be son, John Paul; and their daughter Jessica Hooker and her husband Chris of Dallas, Georgia and their son Scott Michael.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Raeford Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Steven Fitzgerald officiating. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

John W. Williams

John Wesley Williams IV, 41, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Asheville.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor, humble nature, and unending love for his children, family, and friends. He grew up in Raeford, surrounded in the love from his parents, sister, extended family and abundant friends.  He attended Raeford Presbyterian Church and was an active member in youth group and hand bell choir, and served as a camp counselor.  He graduated from Hoke County High School where he was a key member in the Drama program and Chorale.  He enjoyed music, performing in local plays and making people laugh. He parlayed his love for the dramatic arts into a stint in professional wrestling on several western N.C. professional circuits.  He enjoyed playing and watching sports, often organizing pick-up games of basketball or football with friends.  He continued his education in Boone, before moving to Asheville where he started his family.  He appreciated everything Asheville had to offer, from the arts to hiking in the beautiful mountain scenery.  He adored being silly with his children.  He taught them kindness and showed them how to love God and His creation.  He was known for his selfless compassion and loved serving others.  He continued growing his faith through worship at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church in Swannanoa, and was loved by his church family.  
He is preceded in death by his father, John Wesley Williams III. Surviving are his wife, Kristin Williams and children, Allee, Evan, and Gretchen Williams of Swannanoa; mother, Linda Williams of Raeford; sister, Casey Seevers and husband, Travis of Morganton; brother-in-law, Jeremy Drake and wife, Lona of Boone; and nephews, Jackson Drake of Boone, and Robert and Joseph Seevers of Morganton.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Steve Runholt and the Rev. Grace Boyer officiating.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.ashevilleareaalternative.com

Monday, October 9, 2017

Amos Bryant

Amos Bryant, age 70, of Red Springs, passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday October 12, 2017 in the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel with burial following in the family cemetery. Family will receive friends following the ceremony at the graveside.

Services are entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Clayton E. Parks

Clayton E. Parks of Laurel Hill, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Scotland Memorial Hospital at the age of 73. 
He was born in Scotland County on April 27, 1944 to the late Robert Byron Parks and Wilda Collins Parks. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary E. Parks of Laurel Hill; two sons, Clayton E. Parks Jr., and Darian W. Parks both of Laurel Hill; a granddaughter, Candace Passaro (Mike); two great-grandsons, Grayson and Roman Passaro; two brothers, Robert L. Parks and Edwin B. Parks, both of Raeford; and two sisters, Carol P. Beaman (Jimmy) of Mt. Gilead, and Nan Worrell of Star. 
A visitation will be held 5-6 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford. 
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Mike Passaro officiating. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

William Hodges

William 'Benton' Hodges, 48, passed away on October 1, 2017. 
Born July 23, 1969 in Sandwich, IL to the late Max R. and Jean H. Hodges, he had been a resident of Raleigh since 2003. 
He attended Hoke County High School. 
He enjoyed the outdoors where he felt most at home. Camping, fishing and wildlife knowledge were favorite pastimes. An amateur archaeologist, he spent countless hours combing the streams, lakes and forests in search of native artifacts and then researching their origin. He was a partner of The Garden Spot in West End. 
Never married, he loved his twin brother's children and his girlfriend, Tracy Riley's daughter, Hailey, as if they were his own.  
He is survived by his twin brother, William 'Dellus' Hodges, and sister, Janet R. Lee, both of Raleigh. Other siblings are Michael Hicks of Spring Branch, Texas, Lex Latham of York, PA, and Anna Hodges Smith of Fayetteville. He is also survived by his Aunt Robin Anselmini of Raeford, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
A memorial graveside service will be held at Raeford Cemetery, Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 3 p.m. The Reverend Michael L. McGehee of Red Springs will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Wildlife Endowment Fund, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 1702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1702

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Samuel E.Teal

 

Samuel Eugene "Ted" Teal, age 87, of Laurinburg, formerly of Raeford, passed away to his heavenly home on October 4, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Saint Luke United Methodist Church.  Committal with military honors will follow in the Saint Luke Columbarium.   The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial donations are requested to be given in his memory to the Saint Luke United Methodist Church, 1501 Turnpike Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or Christ the Cornerstone Academy, 10401 McColl Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.


Bessie L. McNeally

Bessie Lee McNeally, 78, of Raeford, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017.  
A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Purcell Funeral Home chapel, Laurinburg.  The funeral will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Buffalo Springs Baptist Church, Raeford.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Purcell Funeral Home of Laurinburg is serving the family.  
Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lewis B. Sandy

Lewis Brown Sandy of Raeford, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 91. 
He was born in Hoke County on May 3, 1926, to the late Lloyd Allen Sandy and Maude Porter Davis Sandy. He is preceded in death by a son Lewis Fairley Sandy. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was the owner and operator of "Sandy's Barber Shop" on Stoney Point Road. 
Survivors are four daughters, Alice S. Smith (Neil) of Grays Creek, Martha Birckhead (Hunter) of Lenoir, Ellen Tharp (Jimmy) of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Margaret Crumpler (Kemp) of Raeford; two brothers, Eldon Sandy of Carthage, and Leslie Sandy of Raeford, ; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, 6800 Arabia Road, Raeford.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with Chaplain Neil Smith and the Rev. Toby Neal officiating. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mabel A. Barnes

Mabel Adcox Barnes of Red Springs, formerly of Arabia, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Southeastern Regional Medical Center at the age of 89. 
She was born in Robeson County on October 27, 1927, to the late Thomas Lee Adcox and Docia Carter Adcox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper (J.C.) Barnes. 
Survivors are two daughters, Shirley B. Craig and her husband Danny of Lumber Bridge, and Mary Bullock and her husband Lester of Lumberton;  two sons, Billy L. Barnes and his wife Linda of Florence, South Carolina and Tommy L. Barnes and his wife Judy of Lumberton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
A private memorial service will be held at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Rose Mae McEachin

Rose Mae McEachin, 62, of Raeford, died on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  A public viewing will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Purcell Funeral Home chapel, Laurinburg.  The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. in McCormick's Chapel Baptist Church, Red Springs.  Burial will be held in the Center Grove Church Cemetery, Red Springs.
Purcell Funeral Home is serving the family.
Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Patsy Hamer

Patsy Ray Hamer of Laurinburg, formerly of Maxton, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Scotland Regional Hospice. She was born in Maxton on April, 14, 1932 to the late John W. Hamer and Sarah Ray Hamer.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and served the church in many capacities, especially the bazaar. She was very civic minded having served as a town commissioner for several years. She was a member of the library board and Maxton Historical Society. She retired from Johns Manville Corporation at Laurinburg-Maxton where she was administrator of Health and Welfare Benefits.

She is survived by two brothers, John W. Hamer Jr. of Southern Pines and Robert Hamer of Laurinburg; two sisters, Sarah Neal Baucom of Pinehurst and Martha Morgan of Smithfield; two nieces and two nephews; and four great nieces; and three great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Maxton, officiated by the Rev. Sylvia Ball. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Paul's United Methodist Church SOW Fund, P.O. Box 429, Maxton, N.C. 28364 or Scotland Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

Online condolences to www.mcdougald.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

James H. Culp

James "Jim" Henry Culp of the Rockfish Community passed away September 14, 2017 at the FirstHealth Hoke Campus at the age of 86.

He was born in Jefferson County, Alabama on July 17, 1931 to the late Walter Leon Culp and Lillie Belle Arant Culp. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. Following his military service, he taught Junior ROTC in South Carolina. He also volunteered with the Rockfish Community Watch and the Hoke County 4-H and received the Governors' Volunteer of the Year Award. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bennie Lee Brock Culp; his brothers, Charles, Johnny, and Wayne; and his sisters, Lois, Dean, and Opal.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Ross Culp; his son, Gary and his wife, Katie; his grandsons, Edmund and his wife, Melissa, and Mark and his wife Jenna; and three great-grandchildren, Ian, Nate and Karsyn.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rockfish.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.m following the visitation. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hoke County 4-H Campership Program, P.O. Box 578, Raeford, NC 28376.

 Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com