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Friday, February 24, 2012

Bobby R. Setzer

Bobby Ray Setzer, 77, of Mooresville, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.
He was born on September 16, 1934 in Newton, North Carolina, to the late Grady Ray and Ruth Marie Hass Setzer. He was a veteran serving in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a 1960 graduate of East Carolina University and a 1969 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill Pharmacy School. He began his pharmacy career with Cornwell Drugs and was employed with BiLo Pharmacy. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Lion's Club in Lincolnton, the Kiwanis in Marion and the Jaycees in Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Matze Setzer; and sisters, Carolyn Inman and husband, Richard, and Janice Pickler both of Raeford.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 26 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Clay Brown and the Rev. Dr. Fred Coates officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210 and/or Barium Springs Children's Home, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Setzer family. Condolences may be made to the family at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tressie B. Norris

Tressie Boahn Norris, of Braddy Road, Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in her home at the age of 87.
She was born on April 28, 1924 in Hoke County to the late C.F. and Lydia Ray Boahn. She worked for more than 50 years in the textile industry in Red Springs and Raeford. She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Red Springs for many years and after moving to Fayetteville became a member of Galatia Presbyterian Church. She participated in various group activities in both churches and was a recipient of the Presbyterian women's award and was an honorary life member. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lattiemore Norris, a sister, Lucy Koonce and brothers, Willie, Marcellous and Claudia Boahn. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a special great grandmother and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda McMillan and her husband Woodrow of Fayetteville; a sister, Lydia Johnson of Fayetteville; two grandsons, James McMillan and his wife Shirley and Andy McMillan and his wife Joy all of Fayetteville; great-grand daughter, Mary Allyson McMillan of Fayetteville; great-grandsons, Christoper, Matthew and Adam McMillan all of Fayetteville, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304
The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Galatia Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Shuford White officiating.
Burial will follow the sevice in the Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
Care of the family is entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Isabella Bundy

Isabella Wright Bundy, 92, of 314 King Road, Fayetteville, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Carolina Rehab of Cumberland.
She was born in Hoke County on December 27, 1919 to the late Arthur and Isabella Campbell Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Bundy. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was choir director for over 30 years. She was also a member of the Hoke County Home Extensions Club.
Survivors are: sons, Wayne Bundy and wife Ann of Newport, and Gerald(Jerry) Bundy St. and wife Susan of Fayetteville; brother, James Wright of Birmingham, Alabama; sister, Vivian Yergan of Durham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
The funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. in Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Underwood officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Joye C. Russell

Joye Crissman Russell of Richmond, Virginia entered the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 19, 2012 after a long battle with Ovarian cancer. She was 61 years old.
Joye was born on October 12, 1950 in Graham, North Carolina to Glenn and Elaine Crissman of Aberdeen. She is preceded in death by her father and by her brother Johnny, and is survived by her mother, her husband of 42 years, Herman W. Russell of Richmond, and three children, Tina Lyon (Ed) of Raleigh, Brad Russell (Jo Anny) of Powhatan, Virginia and Ryan Russell (Christie) of Clarksville, Virginia. She is also survived by her five siblings, Jennie Lewis (Wayne), Joel Crissman (Nancy), Jim Crissman (Barbara), Janice Everhart (Robbie) and Judy Davis (Kevin), and her nieces and nephews. The joys of her life were her eight grandchildren, Abbie, Nate, Caedmon, Chesed, Justin, Athan, Charisa, and Holland.
She retired after 19 years of service with the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention having served both in Malawi, Africa and in the home office in Richmond.
She touched the lives of countless individuals as a powerful prayer warrior and through her lifelong work of Christian missions and ministry with her husband both in America and overseas. She also enjoyed late night conversations, game nights and traveling with her beloved friends.
After discovering she had ovarian cancer she spent the next five years ministering to fellow chemo patients and spreading awareness about the disease.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the funeral at 7 p.m. at Bethany Place Baptist Church in Richmond (1501 South Providence Road, North Chesterfield, VA). A second visitation will be held at Ashley Heights Baptist Church, Aberdeen on Thursday, February 23 at 5 p.m. followed by a funeral at 6:30. Private interment will be held at Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be directed in her name to the Baptist Global Response (402 BNA Drive, Suite 411, Nashville, TN 37217) and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710 New York, NY 10122)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Edna W. Donevan

Edna Whitehead Donevan of 3532 Dunn Road, Eastover, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Bethesda Health Care Facility in Eastover at the age of 81.
She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on June 25, 1930, to the late George and Hilda Whitehead. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Donevan, her daughter Sylvia Scott and her granddaughter Shelia VonCannon. She was a member of LaFayette Baptist Church in Fayetteville. She retired after 31 years with civil service in the Pay Inquires Department at Ft. Bragg.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Donevan of Dunn, and Stephen Donevan of Fayetteville; two daughters, Sharon Hutchinson and her husband M.D. of Fayetteville, and Susan Tarbell and her husband Mike of Richmondville, New York; a brother Willis Whitehead and his wife Diane of Silver City; two sisters, Marcella W. Grantham of Red Springs, and Barbara W. Neblett of Richmond, Virginia; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at LaFayette Baptist Church, 501 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, directed by Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at LaFayette Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Brian Lee officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to, LaFayette Baptist Church, 501 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Online condolences may be made at

Billy Wilson

Billy Wayne Wilson, 65, of Raeford, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Hobbs.
Survivors are: his wife, Rachel Wilson of the home; daughter, Sharon W. Bruno; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in Breece Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville with Pastor Ed Wilson officiating.