Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Thomas Lee

Joseph "Joe" Thomas Lee of Wheat Ridge, Colorado died Oct. 20, 2016.
He was born January 24, 1940 to Vera Lee Walters in Raeford. As a youngster and through high school, he was a resident of Boys Town (Nebraska). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1962. Following his years in service, he attended Adams State College/University on a football scholarship. He was a member of the Alamosa Police Force and Aspen Police Department prior to moving to Denver in 1971 where he operated downtown parking facilities. He retired in 1998. He was an avid bike rider and weightlifter.
He is survived by his beloved son, Joey (Joseph) Thomas Lee II (Lemar), of Los Angeles, California; his former wife Margaret Lee of Denver, Colorado; his aunt O'Lee Bowen; cousins, Ricky and Gayle, of Raeford; and his Boys Town brothers, Bob Curtin (Sharon), and Robert Cross (Margaret.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 2 p.m. at Horan & McConaty, 1091 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, with a reception to follow.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vickie L. Cook

Vickie Lynn Cook, 33, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, October
15, 2016 at her mother's residence.

She is survived by her son, Tyler Wayne Bullard of Raeford; mother, Samantha Cook of Fayetteville; father, Russell Dale Reed of Tennessee; sister, Hannah Faye Minter of Eastover; and brothers, Michael Wayne Babb of Fort Worth TX, and Russell Dale Reed Jr., and William Joey Kotar both of Tennessee.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2712 Everitte St., Fayetteville. Pastor Vivian Rhone and Pastor Wesley
Pritchard were in charge of the service.

Condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com<http://www.purcellfuneralhomes.com>

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sharon Guenther

Sharon "Sherry" Kay Guenther of Raeford died Monday, October 10, 2016 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at age 73.
She was born in St. Clair County, Illinois on September 25, 1943 to the late Arthur Wright and Adelaide DeBoer Wright. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and going to the beach. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Steven W. Guenther of New Athens, Illinois; her daughter, Sue Guenther of Carthage; and her grandchildren, Chantelle Guenther and her fiancé, Dustin of Prairie du rocher, Illinois, Cole Guenther of Millstadt, Illinois, and Kurt Baldwin and Matt Baldwin of Carthage.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Monday, October 3, 2016

James John Caruso Sr

James John Caruso Sr., who most people knew only as "Cheat" or "Chico," was called home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 13 2016 after a brave battle with leukemia.
Born on Jun 13 1954 in Wilmington, he was the son of Nicholas John and Rebecca Caruso. He was preceded in death by his mother, and brother Nick.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 23 years, Toni Caulder-Caruso; daughter, Niki Ann Blanko (Gerald); three grandsons, Gerald, Joshua and Jacob all of Sterling Heights, Michigan; son Jimmy and his fancy (Rose Mary) of Wilmington; and siblings John Caruso (Peggy), Wanda Nichols (Brent), Joe Caruso, Annie Cugler, Sam Caruso and Donna Fulcher (Al). He also leaves behind his faithful canine companions 8-Ball and Bolt.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. at his home in Raeford. Billy Joe Brady will officiate.

Loretta S. Wood

Loretta Stephens Wood, 79, of Rockfish, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.

She was born in Cumberland County on April 25, 1937. Along with being a loving mother and grandmother, she was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rockfish. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert Lewis Wood.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Rocky Wood and his wife Patty of Raeford, Gathael Wood of Raeford, Sandra Jones and her husband Wayne of Raeford, and Stevy Wood and his wife, Cherry of Raeford; three sisters, Mattie Guilette of Hope Mills, Rachael Clark of Raeford, and Betty Jean Secrest of Mt. Airy; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Mickey Hammond.

A visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Dees officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com



Louise Johnston

Louise Morris Johnston, 94, of Raeford was called home to her place in God's kingdom October 2, 2016, at First Health of the Carolinas in Pinehurst.

She was born November 11, 1921 in York County, South Carolina to the late Haywood and Daisy Treadwell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Hillis Morris Sr., her son, William "Billy" Morris of Raeford, a sister, Helen Ivey Hill, and brothers Gordon Treadwell and Ted Treadwell. She was longtime resident of Hoke County and the Arabia community. She was a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Hilda Morris Pulkrabek (Dale) of Crystal River, Florida and Debra Morris VanEvery Smith (Douglas) of Rockport, Texas; a son, Reuben Hillis Morris Jr. (Veronica) of Raeford; two sisters, Annie Ruth Scott (Charles) of Loxley, Alabama and Nora McMillan Meismer (JC) of Raeford; a brother, Gordon Treadwell (Cathy) of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law Paula Morris of Lumber Bridge; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Chandler and the Rev. Virgil Dwyer officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Grove Methodist Church, 6800 Arabia Road Lumber Bridge, 28357.

Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Freddie Smith

Freddie Smith, 89, of Raeford, died on Monday, September 26, 2016.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Avery's Chapel FWB Church, Raeford.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to service.

Burial will be held in the Avery's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Purcell Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.

Condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhomes.com

Wanda McDiarmid

Wanda Hall Edwards McDiarmid of Raeford, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham at the age of 71.

She was born April 2, 1945 to the late James Marion Hall and Doris Ellen Bounds Hall. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Mason Dean Edwards and her brother, Medford Hall. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Red Springs and attended Raeford Presbyterian Church. She was employed with County of Hoke in the tax department before she retired. She touched many lives through her civic activities in Raeford and Highland Springs, Virginia. She never hesitated to help anyone in need, always putting the needs of others before her own. Family and friends were her passion and delight.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny C. McDiarmid of Raeford; a daughter, Ellen Edwards Calhoun and her husband Charles of Mechanicsville, Virginia; her son, Terrance Dean "Terry" Edwards and his wife Tonya of Prince George, Virginia and their father, Harold Dean Edwards of Red Springs; two stepsons, Danny McDiarmid and his wife Meredith of Apex, and Kenny McDiarmid of Seneca, South Carolina; three brothers, Donald Hall and his wife Carolyn of Red Springs, Leon Hall and his wife Hannah of Oak Island, and Gene Hall and his wife Beverly of Angier; three grandchildren, Christa Tyler and her husband Cory, Nicholas Calhoun, Haleigh Edwards; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Emma; and two step-grandchildren, Hannah McDiarmid and Megan McDiarmid. 

A visitation will be held 7-9 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave in Raeford.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

On line condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Daryl K. Smmons

Daryl Kent Simmons of Hoke County died September 19, 2016, at the age of 53.
He was born August 26, 1963 in Miami, Florida.
He is survived by three sons, Daryl Keith Simmons of Fayetteville, and William Simmons and Gabriel Simmons both of Sweet Water, Texas; his father Jim Simmons; his mother, Dixie Simmons of Red Springs; two brothers, Vaudry Simmons of Red Springs, and Bobby Simmons (Michelle) of Pender County; two sisters, Wendy Mossolle (Lee) of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Christina Moore of California; and three grandchildren, Leah Simmons, Mya Simmons, and Caleb Simmons.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 24 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Red Springs.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com