Friday, May 11, 2012

James Soles

James "Jimmy" Soles of Raeford died in his home on May 10, 2012 at the age of 52.
He was born in Moore County on October 14, 1959 and is preceded in death by his father, Joe Douglas Soles, and stepfather, Dr. Riley Jordan. Her served in the US Air Force and was employed with the US Army Corp of Engineers at the time of his death.
Survivors include a son, Christopher James Soles of Raeford; his mother, Lyda W. Jordan of Southern Pines; a sister, Karen Larsen and her husband Dr. Eric Larsen of West End; his companion, Cathy James of Raeford; and two nephews, Jason Kennedy and Joey Kennedy, both of Wilmington.
A memorial service will held at 2 pm.m. at the Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday, May 14, 2012 with Jere Lee McClendon officiating.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Priscilla F. Baker

Priscilla Folk Baker of 540 Goose Pond Road, died Monday, May 7 at the age of 88.
She was born in Robeson County on May 12, 1923 and is preceded in death by her mother, Anna Oxendine. She was a member of Mt. Elim Baptist Church in Red Springs.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey B. Hall and her husband James of Red Springs and Freida Daniel of Lumber Bridge; two sons, Neal A. Baker of Red Springs and Bryan Locklear and his wife Wanda of Red Springs; her sister Rosa Bell Woods of Red Springs; two brothers, Henry Woods and Lawrence Woods Jr. both of Raeford; several grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-granchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend Vera Parish.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday May 9 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday May 10 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Red Springs, Pastor Oscar Henderson and Pastor Chris Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Lois Moore

Lois Moore, 67, of Raeford, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Survivors are: sons, Preston and Terrance; daughters, Evalonda Fisher, Brenda Thiam and Jacqueline; sisters, Mary McNair, Evelyn Allen, Iris Grant, Edith Gillard and Jacqueline Lide; and 16 grandchildren.
 The funeral was held Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters in Raeford. Burial was  in Nazareth Church cemetery in Wagram

Hlif Doren

Hlif Doren, age 82, died Friday, May 4, 2012 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
She was born in Iceland on April 30, 1930.
She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Doren, Jr., and two daughters, Elizabeth Doren and Sonja Doren. She was a member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Doren of Maitland, Florida: two daughters, Diana McNamara and husband Robert of Fayetteville, and Donna Doren of Raeford; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends between the hours of noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 and again after the service at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2010 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Huskins officiating.

Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston

Staff Sgt. Brandon Forrest Eggleston, 29, of Raeford died when his mobility platform struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol April 26, 2012 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was his third deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.
He attended Western Carolina University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 2006. Upon completion of basic training and advanced individual training, he attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course.
He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in March 2009 and was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg as a SF Communications Sergeant.
His military education also includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Combatives Course Level 1, Survival, Evasion, and Resistance Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course and the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course.
His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2 device, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces tab.
He will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a third campaign star and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Surviving are his Wife, Karen Reames Eggleston of Raeford; two daughters, Molly Eggleston and Avery Eggleston of Raeford; his mother Alisa Moody and her husband Paul of Pearisburg, Virginia; a sister, Erica Eggleston of Pearisburg, Virginia and his grandparents, Roy and Vicky Eggleston of Eden.
The funeral was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the Rockfish Church, 9949 Fayetteville Road Raeford, NC 28376 with Pastor Dan Stanley and Chaplain (Major) Jerry Waldrop officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Eggleston Memorial Fund C/O Tana Faircloth@ PNC Bank 991 South McPherson Church Road Fayetteville, NC 28303.
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