Monday, April 14, 2014

Tayvon J. McMillan

Tayvon J. McMillan, 18, of Raeford, died Sunday, April 6, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Susie Letlow, grandfather, Thomas Ross; great-grandparents, Milton and Ann Hill; and great-grandmother, Naomi Moye.
Survivors are: mother, Sharonda McMillan; father, Chris Letlow,of Newport News, Virginia; sisters, Soncerie Letlow, Ashanti Letlow, and Tejanah Murray; brothers Jamaii Murrary, and Skylon
McMillan; grandparents, Joseph and Sharon McMillan; and a host of family and friends.
The funeral was held Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in J. W. Turlington School. Burial was in Mountain Grove Church Cemetery.

Martha "Irene" Karpuszka

Martha "Irene" Karpuszka, 82, of St. Helena Island, South Carolina, formerly of Raeford, died Friday April 11, 2014 at her home.
She was widow of Robert J. Karpuszka.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at noon at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Roger G. Owens

Roger G. Owens Jr., 39, of Raeford, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1974, in Cumberland County.
He was a firefighter with Fayetteville Fire Department and a paramedic with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He had been a volunteer firefighter with numerous fire departments throughout Cumberland County.
Survivors are: daughter, Olivia Ann Owens, of Elizabeth City; and two sons, Roger Aiden Owens and Blake Riley Owens, both of Elizabeth City; his parents, Ann Hughes and J. Thomas Hughes, of Stedman; fiancée, Jenni Bayne, of Raeford; paternal grandmother, Melba Hughes, of Fayetteville; paternal grandmother, Elsie Bradshaw, of Clinton; two brothers, Jason Hughes, of Durham, and Michael Owens, of Stedman; and a sister, Krystal Owens, of California.
Burial services will be private and for the family.
Online condolences may be sent to sullivanshighland.com.

Robert C. English

Robert Curtis English, 77, of 195 N. Hilltop Road, died Friday, April 11, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Marie Locklear; son, Bobby Locklear; daughters, Donna Garner, Joyce Duncan, Brenda Beavers and Linda Schlosser; stepson, Michael; stepdaughters, Jessica Hall, Melinda Rogers and Tammy.
The funeral will be held Monday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Monday in Sandhills Community Baptist Church in Red Springs. Burial will be in church cemetery.

James H. Teal

James Harry Teal, 82, of Aberdeen, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.
He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors are: son, Roger Puckett; daughter, Patricia Beavers; brother, Richard; sisters, Betty Brooks and Juanita Boros; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. in Ashley Heights Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Woodrow H. Westall

Woodrow Hillis Westall, age 91, of 308 South Main Street, Red Springs, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Buncombe County on September 26, 1922 to the late Edwin McBurney Westall and Patricia Gibson Westall. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Duncan Westall and six sisters. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was the Men's Sunday School Class Teacher for more than 25 years. He served in the Army-Air Force during WWII and worked in the Hoke County School systems from 1964 until his retirement in 1984.
Survivors are three sons, Hillis Westall Jr. of Creedmoor, Joe Westall and his wife Sandi of Red Springs, and Bill Westall and his wife Michelle of Raleigh; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 220 East 4th Ave. Red Springs.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the Alloway Cemetery.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Queen E. Kirkesy

Queen E. Kirkesy, 79, of 1206 Fulton St., died Monday, April 7, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Dorothy Kershaw and Larry Washington; sisters, Mary Washington and KZ Nickerson; and brother, James Washington.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. in Center Grove MBC in Red Springs. Burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held today, Friday, April 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Neil McGeachy

Neil McGeachy, 77, of Raeford, died Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Pecolia; children, Barbara Campbell, Carolyn Stephens, Bridgette Jones, Levette Nickleson, Frieda Williams, Jaquena McKoy, Robert, Neil, Roy, Gwen, Mavia McLean, Neil Jr. and Rodney; and siblings, Bertha Garcia, Rosie Stewart and Floyd.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 12 4 p.m. Saturday in J.W. Turlington School.
Visitation will be held today, Friday, April 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Malgram T. Jones Sr.

Malgram Thomas Jones Sr., 83, of 4953 Calloway Road, died Friday, April 4, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Sharon Colter, Connie, Malgram Jr. and Gregory.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 12 at noon in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Constance J. Jones

Constance J. Jones, 84, of 4953 Calloway Road, died Monday, April 7, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Sharon Colter, Gregory, Malgram Jr. and Connie.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 12 at noon in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial in church cemetery.
Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Candye M. Brown

Candye Mae Brown, 88, of 809 McLean St., died Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Margaret Scurry, Patricia Mayer and Myra Harris; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in Silver Grove MBC. Burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held today, Friday, April 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Betty H. Currie

Betty Harris Currie, 69, of Raeford died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Duke University Hospital.
She was born August 9, 1944 in Hoke County to the late Robie Woodrow Harris and Mary Thelma Collier Harris. She enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family. She was a member of Celebration of Praise Church of God.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ralph D. Currie of Raeford; two sons, Ralph D. Currie Jr. (Cynthia) of Pinebluff, and Robie W. Currie (Belinda) of Raeford; a daughter Linda Gail Cadlett (Sandy) of Raeford; three brothers, James Calvin "J.C." Harris (Mary), Ellis Franklin "Juice" Harris (Peggy), and Roy Lee Harris (Donna) all of Raeford; two sisters, Virginia H. McNeill of Southern Pines, and Patsy H. Lockridge of Raeford; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford and other times at the home, 325 Mockingbird Hill Road, Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2104 at Celebration of Praise Church of God 4944 Fayetteville Road, Raeford with the Rev. Jerry L. Edge officiating.
Memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Institute 512 South Mangum St. Suite 400 Durham, NC 27701.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Willie "Bill" E. Stanley

Willie ("Bill") Eugin Stanley, age 84, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord on April 6, 2014 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton. He was one of two children born to Carlos (deceased) and Pearl Stanley of Fairmont. He was very close to his sister, Ann and they grew up on a farm where they learned the value of hard work and Christian principles. He was a lifelong member of Centerville Baptist Church.
After high school, he attended Campbell College and State University and later married June Floyd in 1951 and they had two children. They resided in Raeford, where he was employed as a supervisor at Burlington Industries for 34 years before retiring in 1985. Although their marriage ended, he and June maintained a close family connection and respect for each other right up to her death on March 25, 2014. His fiancée Betty Lawson has been the light of his life and devoted companion for 46 years. They have shared a wonderful and full life together enjoying various activities which included church, square dancing, fishing, traveling with the Winnebago Motor Home Club and spending time with beloved family and friends.
He was known for working tirelessly in his garden and he loved to give away the fruits of his labor. He was also a compassionate person that had tenderness for animals. He had a strong character and was known as a man of great integrity and honesty.
He is survived by his mother, Pearl Stanley (age 104) of Wesley Pines; a sister, Ann (Jimmy) Casey of Florence, South Carolina; fiancée, Betty Lawson of Lumberton; a daughter, Terri (Lou) Cunningham of Charlotte; a son, Sidney Floyd Stanley of Charlotte; niece, Kelvie (Michael) Reese of Florence; and nephew, Cliff (Cindy) Casey of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church in Lumberton with Rev. Ed Wilcox officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1-2 at the church. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Southeastern Hospice House, 1100 Pine Run Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 or to: Centerville Baptist Church, 3428 NC Hwy 41, Lumberton, NC 28358.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net .

Joseph B. Hammack

Joseph Bennie Hammack of Smyrna, South Carolina, formerly of Raeford, died at his home on April 1, 2014.
He was born in Hoke County and was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Kathleen Hammack, his brother, George Hammack, and his sister, Sue Haupt.
He is survived by his wife Linda J. Hammack of Smyrna; his sons, Thomas Murray (Melissa) of Jefferson City, Tennessee, and Trey Bartell (Aleena) of La Mesa, California; his daughter, Michelle Anderson (Obrian) of Maxton; his sisters Vera Kohls (Fred) of Marion, Helen Robinette (Rob) of Raeford, and Kay Chmelik (Kevin) of Raeford; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Jessica, Laiylah, and Aidan.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 6583 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC 28377.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.

Edith J. Burke

Edith Rose Jackson Burke, 74, of Belleville, Illinois, born August 16, 1939, in Parkton, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center.
She was the former owner and operator of Brock Florist in Raeford and was a member of the Philippi Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottis and Lillian Kinlaw Jackson; a brother, Maurice Jackson; and a sister, Barbara Jackson.
Surviving are three daughters, Billie Snively of Belleville, Illinois, Samantha (Robert) Imlay of Las Vegas, and Cynthia (Charles) Whitt of Parkton; six grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Preston and Corbin Imlay, and Taylor, Lillian, and Cameron Snively; three great-grandchildren, Cody Pegram, Brandon and Hayden Johnson;
two brothers, Jerry (Ann) Jackson of St. Pauls, and Ralph Jackson of Hope Mills; a sister, Rachel Bolton of Rockfish; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, or to the Association for the Blind. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Cremation services were held.