Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glendia H. Davis

Glendia H. Davis of Raeford died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 65.
She was born in Robeson County on December 21, 1946 to Ozell Hester and Margaret Kathleen Kinlaw. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Blake. She was a member of the Pittman Grove Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Open Arms Retirement Home for over 20 years.
Survivors include her husband, Ras E. Davis, Sr. of Raeford; her son, Ras E. Davis Jr. and his wife Tommalee of Raeford; her brothers, Tony Hester of Raeford, and Douglas Hester of Baltimore, Maryland; her sister, Cynthia Drake and her husband, Stephen of Linden; her granddaughter, Crystal Locklear of Maxton; four nieces; and fpur nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Pittman Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. William Beasley officiating
Visitation will be after the service at the gravesite.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Michael Blackston

Elder Michael Blackston, 59, of Raeford, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
Survivors are: children, Shashanah Cole, Baruch Shamberger, Isaiah and Michael; siblings, Edward, Bobby, Mary Faison; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sun. Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. Sunday, Church of God Temple Bethel/Church of God & Saints of Christ, Suffolk, Va. Burial, Belleville Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Viewing will be held Thurs. Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Simon Funeral Home, Southern Pines. Visitation will be held at 175 Louro Lane, Aberdeen.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hester S. Boyles

Hester Irene S. Boyles of 4365 N. Shannon Road died Saturday, November 10, 2012 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 93.
She was born in Stokes County, North Carolina to the late Windfield and Sarah Jones Setliff. She is preceded in death by her husband Harold A. Boyles, and three brothers and three sisters. She was a member of Antioch Presbyterian Church where she received the Presbyterian Women Honorary Life Membership in 2002. She enjoyed serving her family and community through baking desserts and sharing her gifts with others.
Survivors include two daughters, Carole Elkins (Cliff) of Lexington, South Carolina , Jane McGugan (Danny) of Shannon; two sons, Johnny Boyles of Fayetteville, and Michael Boyles (Joyce) of Apex; a sister, Verna Lea Allen of King; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Interment will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Raeford Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends between 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Antioch Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall,
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev.Dr. David Hudson and CRE Herman T. Autry officiating.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, C/O Nancy Johnson 2076 Gold Hill Road, Shannon NC 28386.
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