Search Obituaries

Friday, November 9, 2012

Joseph W. Davis

Joseph William Davis of 852 North Parker Church Road died Thursday, November 08, 2012 in his home at the age of 38 after suffering a brain tumor.
He was born in Orange County, California on June 12, 1974 to Brian Davis and Susan Marie Haskins. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had a love for wood working, horticulture, and spending time with his children.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie M. Davis of Raeford; sons, Jo Jo (Joseph) W. Davis, II, Jonathan G. Davis, Justin M. Davis all of Raeford; daughters Lindsey N. Davis of Tilton, New Hampshire, and Julie-Marie F. Davis of Raeford; his father, Brian G. Davis of Sanbornton, New Hampshire; his mother, Susan M. Davis of Anaheim, California; his paternal grandmother, Miriam Davis of New Hampton, New Hampshire; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Haskins of Anaheim, California; and a sister, Jennifer Davis-Fogarty of Northfield, New Hampshire.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford, NC 28376.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Rockfish Church with Pastor Dan Stanley and Pastor Tony McVickers officiating.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Online condolences may be made at

Lula D. Baldwin

Lula Douglas Baldwin, 65, of Raeford, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
Survivors are: sons, Charles Douglas, Ambrosia Douglas and Adell Jr.; sister, Jennie Lomel; brothers, Sam Douglas, Charles Douglas, Leroy Douglas and Isaiah Douglas; and 11 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sat. Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery in Wagram. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m.; visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today at Buie Funeral Home.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Linda S. Lee

Linda S. Lee of Raeford died Thursday, November 8, 2012 in her home at the age of 60, after a two year battle with cancer.
She was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1952. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Gordon Smith. She was a member of the Raeford First Baptist Church, and was very active in the W.M.U. and the church choir. She had a special place in her heart for children with special needs.
Survivors are her husband, the Rev. Thomas Lee of Raeford; her sons, Tommy Lee and his wife Katie of Troy, Michigan, and Alan Lee and his wife, Emily of Kernersville; her daughter, Suzi Osborne and her husband Mark of Sanford; her mother, Helen Bolin and her husband, Bill of Fayetteville; her sisters, Debi Carswell and her husband, Clyde of Portland, Tennessee, and Roni Pratt and her husband, Joel of Huffman, Texas; five grandchildren, Kathryn Osborne, Julia Osborne, Caroline Lee, Joseph Lee and Jack Lee.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 10 at the Raeford First Baptist Church 6-8 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Raeford First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Deaton and the Rev. Joe Needham officiating. Burial will follow in the Broadway Town Cemetery at 4 p.m.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to Raeford First Baptist Church: General Fund, 333 N. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376 or Hospice Foundation of Hoke County, 336 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.
Online condolences may be made at

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mary C. Lawson

Mary Chambers Lawson, 73, went to be with her Savior early the morning of November 6, 2012.
Born October 18, 1939, she was the beloved wife survived by Bronzie Lawson Jr of 51 years; Bronzie III and wife Pam; grandchildren Bronzie IV and wife Heidi; Christopher, Emily, Brooke; one great-grandchild Brianna; her brother, Dawson Chambers Jr. and wife Virginia; and her niece Kattie and husband Joel. She was preceded in death by Dawson and Virginia Chambers and two sisters Linda and Sadie. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to Pastor Bruno Alcime. Send checks to Calvary Memorial Church, 400 S Bennett Street, Southern Pines, NC. 28387.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Edwin H. Brown

Edwin Horace Brown, 80, of Aberdeen, died October 30, 2012.
Graveside service was held Fri. Nov.2 at 11 a.m. at Old
Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Survivors are: wife, Rebecca McLeod Brown; son, Edwin Horace Brown Jr. and his wife Tavia of Charolttesvilla, Virginia; daughter, Rebecca McLeod Brown of Winston-Salem; sister, Mildred Brown Huckaby of Laurens, South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: Shriners Childrens Hospital, 950 West Farris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

Mary D. Balch

Mary D. Balch of Raeford has gone to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 while at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 70.
Mary Jo was born on January 1, 1942 in Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Grafton County, New Hampshire, the daughter of Orville and Barbara (Chase) DeCoff. She attended schools in Pomfret and Woodstock, Vermont before marrying at a very tender age. She accompanied her husband George Balch around the world as an Army wife. Stationed at Fort Bragg for the bulk of their military career, Mary and George settled down in Raeford upon retirement. She was a member of the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, DAV Auxiliary, and the V.F.W. Post 10 Auxiliary. She and George were known for being very early risers and always having the coffee ready at the family reunions.
Survivors are her husband, George E. Balch of Raeford; four daughters, June E. Bolieu and her husband Don of Salina, Kansas, Jane C. Colbert and her husband James of Watson, Oklahoma, Jacquline M. Drinkwater of Albany, Georgia, and Jennifer L. Hammock and her husband Paul of Salem, Alabama; her mother, Barbara Gilbert and her husband Earl of Leesburg, Florida; two brothers, Andrew DeCoff and his wife, Marie of Bennington, Vermont, Peter DeCoff and Lee of North Pomfret, Vermont; two sisters, Norma Peoples and her husband, David of Broadway, Virginia, and Sally Weglarz and her husband, Ronald of North Pomfret, Vermont; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford, NC.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m.Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judson Dunlap and the Rev. Richard Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of fFlowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at

Betty C. McDuffie

Betty Conoly McDuffie of Raeford died Saturday, November 03, 2012 in Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 94.
She was born in Surry County on May 27, 1918 to the late Charlie Lee Reynolds and Martha Jane Sutphin Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Conoly and Edwin McDuffie. She was a member of Raeford Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Dean and his wife Manilla of High Point, Roy Conoly Jr. and his wife Edna of Bear Creek, Donald Conoly and his wife Frances of Germanton, William Conoly of Aberdeen, a daughter, Jane C. Mayo and her husband Robert of Tampa, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 5 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeal will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6 at Raeford Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 West Edinborough Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376
Online condolences may be made at