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Friday, June 21, 2013

William L. Alexander Jr.

William Lona Alexander, Jr., 87, died peacefully on June 19, 2013 in Chapel Hill. He was born in Buie and raised in Raeford, but has been a "Chapel Hillian" since 1946. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary of Chapel Hill; three children, Joe of Chapel Hill, Marc of Kinston, and Kim of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Lois Austin of Raeford; and three brothers, Tom of Edmonds, Washington; Jim of Wallace, and Bob of Dublin, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his daughter Ann; his sisters Ann, Edna, and Sally; and his parents William Sr. and Bessie.
He was known locally as William, Bill, Mr. "A", "Chief," and affectionately by his family as Dad, Daddy, Pops, and "Paw-Paw."
A veteran of WW-II, he served as a flagman on the destroyer USS Southerland (DDR-743) in the Pacific, where his ship was the first to drop anchor in Tokyo Bay after the Japanese surrender. Following the war, he settled in Chapel Hill to attend UNC. He managed A&P stores in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Raeford, and Roxboro. In this work, he was most satisfied with his role as a mentor to many young people. Later in his career he worked at Belk in University Mall in Chapel Hill. For many years, he proudly held the role of Santa for the Chapel Hill Christmas Parade. An avid Tar Heel fan, he rarely missed any games broadcast on the radio and kept score of games on his own score card.
He and his family were charter members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill where his services will be held on Saturday morning, June 22. Visitation will start at the church at 10 and the service will follow at 11. A family graveside service will be held at the Raeford City Cemetery on Saturday afternoon at 4. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his honor to enrich Children and Youth Ministries at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 632 Laurel Hill Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are by Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nathaniel Mclean

Nathaniel McLean, 80, of 2669 Red Springs Road, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Survivors are: aunt, Sally; and cousin, Carrie.
The funeral will be held Fri. Jun. 21 at 2 p.m. in Center Grove MB Church of Red Springs. Burial will in Highland Biblical Gardens.
Visitation will be today, Jun. 20 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home chapel of Raeford.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Willie J. McGilvary

Willie James McGilvary, 63, of 358 Birch Street, died Sunday, June 16, 2013.
Survivors are: sons, Antonio King and Michael Lide; daughters, Connica Fairley, Latronda Coble and Tameka; sister, Shirley Davis; brothers, Hazie, Myrone, Larry, Calvin, Tyrone and Melvin.
The memorial service will be held Thurs., Jun. 20 at1 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home of Raeford.
Visitation will be today, Jun. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sean C. Burke

Sean C. Burke of Fayetteville died Saturday, June 15, 2013 in his home at the age of 55.
He was born in Ceylon on April 14, 1958 to the late Maurice and Vivian Munt Burke.
He is survived by his son, Ian A. Burke of Raeford; his brothers, Patrick Burke (Laureen), and Kevin Burke (Wenny) both of California; his sister Rory Reynolds (Craig) of Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel.
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