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Friday, February 22, 2013

Henrietta G. Tanner

Henrietta Gibson Tanner of Rockfish Road, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 89.
She was the first born identical twin to the late Robert Henry Gibson and Henrietta Culbreth Gibson in Cumberland County on July 22, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roswell Vance Tanner,; her siblings, Andrew Lewis Gibson, Allen Culbreth Gibson, William David Gibson, Marie Gibson Fowler (her twin), Robert Henry Gibson, Jr., Eugene Hodgin Gibson, Kathleen Gibson Garner, Virginia Rose Thornton; and stepson, Charles Tanner. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rockfish.
Survivors include one sister, Alice Gibson Allen of Rockfish; a sister-in-law, Barbara Gibson of Shelby; numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins; a stepson, Tommy Tanner and his wife Paula; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, RaefordC, and at other times at the home of Alice Allen.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Archie Barringer officiating. Burial will be in the Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs.
Memorials may be made to Rockfish Volunteer Fire Department, C/O Mr. E.T. Brock, 7511 Rockfish Road, Raeford, NC 28376 or The Alzheimer's Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

James K. David

James K. David, 93, of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Raeford died January 25.
He was born in Salters, South Carolina in 1919 and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. During WWII he served as a B-17 pilot with the 301st Bomb Group, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He was employed by the United Airlines from 1945 until his retirement as a B-747 captain in 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings and wives, Carolyn McLean Davis, a native of Raeford, and Elizabeth B. David. He was a resident of Shell Point for 17 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn M. Dettle and Cheryl D. Miller; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a large extended family and very dear friends.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 in the Raeford Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Braden officiating.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Uber Taylor of 595 Murray Hill Road in Southern Pines died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in his home at the age of 42.
He was born in Robeson County on January 28, 1971. He was preceded in death by his father, William Edison Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Jackson Springs; his son, James Edison "Ed" Taylor of Aberdeen; a daughter, Harley Anne Taylor of Pinebluff; his mother, Dorothy Taylor; brothers, Joseph Carl Colasacco of West End, Shon Eddie Taylor of Vass, Douglas Lorenzo Anderson of Hawaii; sisters, Katherine Smith of Fayetteville, Debra Lynn Steptoe of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford, NC.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Rose Miles

Roscoe Miles, 90, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Center in Pinehurst.
Survivors are a daughter, Reba D. Miles; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Friday, Feb. 15 at Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Red Springs with burial in the church cemetery.
Purcell Funeral Home in Laurinburg served the family.