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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Duncan B McFadyen III

Duncan Brown McFadyen, III, 64, of Raeford, North Carolina died Friday, November 2, 2012 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was born April 20, 1948 in Lumberton, North Carolina to Duncan Brown McFadyen, Jr. and wife, Harriet Hodgin McFadyen of Hoke County, who predeceased him. He graduated from Hoke County High School, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina in 1970, and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973.
He began his professional legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland and Hoke County and served in that capacity from 1973 to 1976. He joined the law firm of the late R. Palmer Willcox in 1976 where he quickly made partner. He became the senior partner in 1998 and served in that capacity until 2012 in the law firm now known as Willcox, McFadyen, Fields and Sutherland. He served as Bar Councilor for Judicial District 16A from 2001 to 2007 and County Attorney for Hoke County from 1979 to 1993. He was held in the highest esteem by his partners, colleagues and members of the court system.
He was a lifelong member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and then elder.
He was an avid reader of history and great literature, an excellent storyteller, and loyal friend to many who will miss his boundless charm and good cheer. The local paper ran a story in 1976 describing him as Raeford's most eligible bachelor, and he remained so until his passing. He faced all of life's challenges, including the last, with his well-known gentlemanly poise and dignity.
He is survived by his brothers, George Hodgin McFadyen and his wife, Anne of Pinetops, North Carolina, and James Laurence McFadyen and his wife, Susan of Thomson, Georgia; four nieces and nephews, James Scott McFadyen and John Robert McFadyen and his wife, Claire of Tarboro, North Carolina, Martha McFadyen Scott and husband, Winfield of Louisville, Georgia, and Mary Kathryn McFadyen Land and husband, Jared of Thomson, Georgia; aunts Frances McFadyen McCreery and husband, Robert of Ponte Vedra, Florida, Louise B. McFadyen of Red Springs; a special aunt and a dear lifelong friend Willa McFadyen Lindsay of Southern Pines; and many cousins. He was a loving brother and uncle.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Raeford Cemetery on Monday, November 5th. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Raeford Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael McGehee and the Rev. James Braden officiating. The family will be available for visitation following the memorial service Monday, November 5th at the Raeford Presbyterian Church-John Ropp Fellowship Hall.
The family will receive friends at the McFadyen family home, 3399 Hwy 401 Business, Sunday, November 4th from 2-5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 West Edinborough Ave, Raeford, NC 28376; FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care and/or FirstHealth Clara McLean Hospitality House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Leatrice J. Campbell

Letrice Jackson Campbell of 207 E. Edinborough Ave died Monday, October 29, 2012 in FirstHealth Regional Medical Center at the age of 78.
She was born in Sampson County on January 16, 1934 to the late Minton Blackmon Jackson and Eula Bell Howard Jackson. She was an Honorary Life Member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church and a member of the Presbyterian Women. She was employed with Burlington Industries in the early 1960's.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jack E. Campbell of Raeford; two daughters, Rhonda C. Ritter and her husband Blaine of Whispering Pines, and Karen S. Campbell of Raeford; two brothers, Roy Jackson and his wife, Becky of Angier, and Clebert Jackson and his wife Judy of Rock Hill, South Carolina; a sister Irese Dees of Rockfish; and two grandchildren, Daniel Ritter and Justin Ritter, both of Whispering Pines.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall, Raeford Presbyterian Church.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Raeford Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Braden officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Patsy Orduna

Patsy Laverne Orduna of Raeford died Friday, October 26, 2012 in Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 70.
She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 8, 1942 to the late Waymon William Rowe and Lucille Fisher Rowe. She was a Native American Cherokee of the Wolf Clan.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Faye Chancellor of Raeford and Ruby Laverne DeLaughter of Westfield, Massachusetts; one nephew, Christopher Clinton Toland of DeSoto, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held later.
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Ernestine Mills

Ernestine Mills, 95, of 106 Peppertree Lane, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
Survivors are: daughters, Frances Lewis and Lillian King; sisters, Eunice Smith and Julia Ellis.
The funeral will be held Sat. Nov. 3 at noon in Israel Baptist Church in New Orleans, La. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery in Metairie, La.

Howard J. Barrington

Howard J. Barrington Jr., 52, of Raeford, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Survivors are: wife, Renee; daughter, Meah; mother, Ella; sisters, Ernestine Allen, Aletha Gilmore, Ellen and Deborah; and brother, Gerald.
The memorial service was held Sat. Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cunningham & Sons Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville.