Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nellie Evans

Nellie T. Evans, 86 of St. Robert, Missouri, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri.
Survivors are: children, Joyce Gray of Oak Grove, Kentucky, John Evans of St. Robert, Sarah Evans Miller of Thomasville, Georgia, and Sonja Williams of Columbia, Missouri; sisters, Minnie Harrell of Raeford, and Betty Sherfey, of Pomona, California; daughter-in-law, Mary Brake of Bloomington, Illinois; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Wednesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the memory of Nellie Evans to the American Heart Association.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tina S Blackston

Tina Shamberger Blackston, 53, of Raeford, died Friday, Jan 27, 2012.
Survivors are her husband, Michael; children, Shashanah Cole, Baruch Shamberger, Isaiah; a stepson, Michael; her mother, Geraldine Shamberger; siblings, Robert, Lawrence and Zipporah Shamberger, Kim Perry; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sunday, Febuary 4 at 10 a.m. Sunday in Suffolk, Virginia. Burial will be in Suffolk. Viewing will be Thursday, Feburary 2 from, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines and at 175 Louro Lane, Aberdeen.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Astor Terry

Retired Sergeant Major Astor Terry of Fayetteville passed away January 28, 2012 in Cape Fear Valley Hospital at the age of 71.
He retired from the Army in 1989. He then started All The Way Driving School in Raeford, teaching Drivers Education. He was born in Vest, Kentucky to the late Johnie and Lonzo Sparkman Terry. Preceding him in death are his brothers Olie Terry, Howard Terry, and his sister Edna Terry.
He touched many lives and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Virginia L. Terry of the home; two daughters, Paula Jencks and her husband Guy of Hope Mills, and Vickie Hinton and her husband Rex of Virginia; two granddaughters, Barbara Hinton of Virginia and Kimberly Jencks of Hope Mills; and siblings Olive, Estie, Zella, Tom, Tramel, Elizabeth and Martha Jo.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at New Life Baptist Church, 6501 Camden Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306.
The service will be at 8 p.m. following the visitation at the church with the Reverend Ed Wilson officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be at noon Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
Services for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Viola Maxwell

Viola Maxwell, 91, formerly of Raeford, passed away January 28, 2012 at The Newport in Newport News, Virginia.
She was born December 1, 1920 in Hoke County, the daughter of Martin Luther and Fannie (Little) Maxwell. Her parents and her nine siblings: Albert, Lee, Homer, Leatha, Bill, Boger, Hughes, Norman, and Martin Luther Jr. Maxwell preceded her in death. She received her education at King's Business College, Raleigh, and the University of Maryland, College Park where she received a BA degree. She also attended George Washington University Law School. During World War II she served in the WAVES and later was employed by the US Government in various locations. She obtained her real estate license and sold real estate in the Washington, D.C. area for many years and also owned VIP Antiques in Georgetown.
She is survived by her son, George C. Pagos and his wife Terry of Seattle, Washington, sister-in-law Jewel Maxwell of Concord, and several nephews and a niece, James Maxwell of Newport News, Boger E. Maxwell Jr., Bennie Henderson and the Rev. Earl Henderson, all of North Carolina; Floyd Maxwell and Charles Maxwell of Mississippi; and Marilyn M. Lelli of Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1st at Peninsula Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in Raeford Cemetery, with Crumpler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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