Friday, July 12, 2013

Juanita L. Watson

Juanita Long Watson, 85, of Raeford, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Survivors are: sons, Phillip, William and Robert; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The graveside service will be held Sun. Jul. 14 at 4 p.m. in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.
Visitation will be at Carroll Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville after the service.

Donnie Nicolson

Donnie "Bo" Nicholson Sr., 62, of 3470 Old Maxton Road, died Sunday, July 7, 2013.
Survivors are: children, Jennetta, Markisha, Donnie Jr., Jacob Douglas, and Angela, Nicholas, Michael and Christopher Graham; mother, Donnetta; siblings, Marcella Ervin, Nettie Reid, Mable, Artie, Willie, Connell; fiance, Bonnie Maynor; 16 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sat. Jul. 13 at 3 p.m. Saturday in Buie Funeral Home in Raeford. Burial will be McLauchlin Chapel Church cemetery, Raeford.
Visitation will be today, Fri. July 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Warren E. Dunshee

Warren Eugene Dunshee, Sr of 2915 Chason Road, Parkton, died July 10, 2013 at UNC Chapel Hill at the age of 81.
He was born in Brandon, Vermont on May 19,1932 to the late Rollin and Bertha Keys Dunshee. He was preceded in death by his wife Mae Crafton Dunshee and his son Donald G. Dunshee. He was a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church where he served on many committees and positions. He served in the US Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired as a Master Sgt. in the Special Forces January 1973. He was also a volunteer with the Lumber Bridge Fire Department.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Dunshee (Michelle) of St. Pauls, and Warren Dunshee, Jr. (Betty) of Parkton; a brother, Dwight Dunshee of Massachusetts; two sisters, Bernice Cameron and Lucille Robichaud, both of Massachusettsof; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday July 13, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday July14, 2013 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Judson Dunlap and Pastor Richard Jackson officiating.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Marie W. Gilbert

Marie Wilson Gilbert of 301 West Donaldson Avenue Raeford died July 09, 2013 in her home at the age of 72.
She was born July 21, 1940 in Johnston County, North Carolina to the late Dixie F. Wilson and Ruth Biggs Wilson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her son William (Billy) Ray Guin.
She is survived by her husband Michael Gilbert of Raeford; three sons Donald Guin (Lynn) of Rockfish, Barry Guin ( Sandy) of Aberdeen, and Timothy Guin of Greenboro; a sister Jean Wade (Jim) of Raeford; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Raeford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at

Monday, July 8, 2013

Franklin D. Kicklighter Sr.

Franklin D. Kicklighter, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his home in Aberdeen. He was 79 years old.
He was born in Long County, Georgia on April 25, 1934 to Earl and Mamie Rose (Strickland) Kicklighter. His family moved to Tattnall County in 1941, when the Fort Stewart Military Installation was created.
He attended schools in Glennville and church at Beards Creek Baptist Church, where his father served as deacon. After graduating from high school, he gained employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Stewart in their timber management division. His work eventually led him and his family to North Carolina, where he remained in the employ of the Corps of Engineers until his retirement. In his last position as resident inspector, Timber Harvesting, his responsibilities included managing the 100,000 acres of timber at Fort Bragg for the U.S. Government. He was a Registered Forester in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and a member of the Society of American Foresters. He had also served in the Georgia and North Carolina National Guards.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman most of his life. He also enjoyed cooking, woodworking, college basketball and reading his Bible.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jesse Allen Kicklighter; and a sister, Lennie Ruth Howard.
He is survived by a daughter, Julie (and husband William) King of Raleigh; two sons, Frank (and wife Amy Byrd) Kicklighter of Fayetteville, Georgia and Mark Kicklighter of Raeford; two sisters, Earline Glisson of Statesboro, Georgia and Lois Curry of Glennville, Georgia; a brother, Talmadge Kicklighter of Jesup, Georgia; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 60 Beards Creek Church Road, Glennville, Georgia, on Saturday, July 20th, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour before the service time at the church.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Beards Creek Church Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be made at

Willie Tyson

Willie "David" Tyson, 70 of 1758 Lombardy Village Road, Lumber Bridge, died Thursday, July 4, 2013.
The funeral will be held Wed. Jul., 10 at 2 0.m. in Dothan Presbyterian Church in Maxton. Burial will be in Stewartville Cemetery in Laurinburg. Viewing will be Tues. Jul. 9 from 1 p.m. -7 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Raeford.
Survivors are: sons, James David Tyson, John David Tyson, Edward Tyshon, Edwin Tyson, and Robert Lee Tyson; daughters, Barbara Tyson, and Diane Tyson; sister, Joann Butts; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences maybe made at www;