Friday, September 13, 2013

Margaret A. Townsend

Margaret Allyne "Rusty" Townsend, 86, who grew up in Bowmore, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Southeastern General Hospital.
Born in Rockingham, N.C., she grew up in Bowmore in Hoke County, daughter of the late Lucy Wilkes Smith and John Louis Smith. She graduated from Louisburg College and went to work in Raleigh, along with her older sister Elaine. The two met and fell in love with two Rowland boys, David "Doodle" Townsend and Pete Burns. The sisters were married in a joint service in Raleigh in 1950.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her younger brother, Eugene Smith of Havelock.
She is survived by her three children, Lolita Townsend Huckaby Watson of Beaufort, Margaret A.T. Hutto (Ronnie) of Georgetown and David Townsend III (Missy) of Rowland; two grandsons, William David Black (and Danielle) of Georgetown and Charlie Watson of New Orleans; her sister, Elaine Burns of Atlanta; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith of Bear Grass; a niece, Lucy Burns Cusick of Atlanta; and Hal Burns of Edenton, Johnny Burns of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Paden Smith of Atlanta.
Services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Rowland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Charles Monroe officiating. Burial followed in Asbury Memorial Cemetery, Raynham.
Services were coordinated by Boles Funeral Home, Rowland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Rowland Presbyterian Church, P.O.Box 88, Rowland, NC 28383

Loureva M. Daniels

Pastor Loureva M. Daniels, 64, of 401 Shankle Road, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
Survivors are: husband, Erwin; children, Ronnie, Patrick, Darrell, Lavonda; siblings, Linda Cherry, Virginia Malloy, Bobby Monroe; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sat. Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters in Raeford.
Visitation will be held today, Sept. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford and a memorial will be held today, Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. today in New Beginnings in Christ Church, where she was pastor.

Annie R. Jackson

Annie Ree Jackson, 72, of 101 Keith Ave., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Survivors are: children, Shirley Thomas, Annie Tyson, Bobby McMillan, Clifford McMillan, William McMillan, Lonnie McMillan, Jonnie McMillan, Isaiah, Kenneth, Fredrick, Joseph Davis; three sisters; 33 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sat. Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. in Silver Grove Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in church cemetery.
Visitation will be today , Sept. 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pastor Loureva M. Daniels

Loureva M. Daniels, of 401 Shankle Road, Red Springs, pastor of New Beginnings In Christ Church, Red Springs, died at age 64 on Monday, September 9, 2013.
Memories of her will be cherished by her husband, Erwin Daniels; three sons, Ronnie Daniels, Patrick Daniels (Daniela), an Darrell Daniels (Janice); one daughter, Lavonda Daniels of the home; two sisters, Linda Doris Cherry (Arrie), and Virginia Sue Malloy (Larry); one brother, Bobby Monroe; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four aunts, Lula Thomas of Raeford, Ernestine of Maryland, Ester McRae of Raeford and Florence Thomas of New York; four sisters-in-law, Doretha Ferguson, Clarrie Miles, Belinda Richardson, and Jessie Stephenson; two brothers-in-law, John Daniels and Hubert Daniels; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Buie Funeral Home Chapel, 543 Vass Road, Raeford, NC 28376, Friday, September 13, from 1-5 p.m. A memorial service will be held at New Beginnings In Christ Church, Hwy 211, Red Springs, NC 28377 from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, 10225 Fayetteville Rd., Raeford, NC 28376
Online condolences maybe made at

Julia I. Barnwell

Julia Isabel Barnwell of Clayton, 58, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 7:37 p.m. at her home.
She was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Benjamin S. and Martha Louise Rich Barnwell, Sr.
She retired from the State of North Carolina having worked in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for 30 years. She was an Episcopalian.
Family and tradition was very important to her. She loved each family member in a special way.
She is survived by her two brothers, Benjamin Smith Barnwell and his wife Linda Gentry Barnwell of Greensboro, and William Lewis Barnwell and his wife Linda Millonzi Barnwell of Fayetteville. She had three nieces, Sarah Louise Barnwell, Hannah Elizabeth Barnwell, and Bella Maria Bennett. Julia will be missed by her family and friends whose lives she touched.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Melrose Cemetery in Abbeville, South Carolina with the Rev. Nicholas Beasley officiating.
Per her request, the family will not be having a visitation only a graveside service.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting

Lansing B. McClain

Lansing Bernard McClain, 62, of 202 Daisy Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was a Navy veteran.
Survivors are: wife, Doris; son, Patrick McPhatter; daughters, Doris Bryan, Coleatha Johnson-Cuffie, Samantha, Sabrina; two siblings.
The funeral will be held Fri. Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. Friday in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters in Raeford. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.
Viewing will today, Sept. 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Raeford, and Fri. Sept. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the headquarters.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Elmon Murchison

Elmon Murchison, 58, of Raeford, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Survivors are: daughter, Leticia Broadie; sisters, Inez Stephens, Effie Baldwin, Mamie McLean, Rosea Jones and Evelyn Breeden; brother, Willie; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thurs. Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. in Faith Anointed Temple in Red Springs. Burial will be in Freedom Chapel Church cemetery.
Viewing will be today, Sept. 11 from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Doby Funeral Home in Raeford

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tammie Cline

Tammie Cline
Tammie Cline of Newton went to be with her Lord Monday, September 9, 2013 at the age of 30.
She was born in Florida on October 18, 1982. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church in Conover, where she served in the choir and drama ministry. She received her nursing degree from Gardner-Webb University in 2003. After receiving her degree, she met Christopher and they married on December 20, 2003. She was a loving and devoted wife and Christian.
Survivors include her husband, Christopher B. Cline of Newton; her mother, Sandra Kay Perry of Florida; her father, John Chapman (Darlene) of Newton; her brother, Charlie "Bubba" Phillips Jr. (Joy) of Florida; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Dane Cline of Hickory; her brothers-in-law, Kevin Cline (Teresa) of Bethlehem, Jeffrey Cline (Holli) of Hickory, and Spencer Cline of Hickory; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, September 13 at Oxford Baptist Church.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at Oxford Baptist Church with Pastor Joel Frye officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, 5965 Springs Road, Conover, NC 28613.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lizzie Bratcher

Lizzie Bratcher, 82, of 403 Steven St., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
Survived by: sister, Dora Monroe.
The funeral will be held Mon. Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Brenda Thompson

Brenda Sue Brewer Thompson of Shannon died Friday September 6, 2013 at UNC Hospital Chapel Hill.
She was born April 23, 1959 in Scotland County. She is preceded in death by her mother Ruth Helen Brewer, her son Donnie Wayne Smith and her brother Charles Alexander Brewer. She was a member of the Hoke County Wagon Train for more than 25 years. She was employed with Hoke County as a bus driver for the handicapped. She was a long time dedicated member of Hoke County Parks and Recreation.
She is survived by her husband Jackie Thompson of Shannon; two sons, Lonnie Smith and Ronnie Smith (Shawnta) of Lumber, Bridge; three daughters, Blanche Smith of Lumber Bridge, Diana Walker (Brandon L.) of Shannon, and Laurie Jones (Ray) of Raeford; two brothers, Robert Brewer (Mary) of Norfolk, Virginia and Ronnie Brewer (Jeannete) of Baltimore, Maryland; two sisters, Kitty Bell ( Rev.Tim) of Lumberton, and Laura Robin (Tom) of Hope Mills; 13 grandchildren, Jeremiah, Brandon, Brian, Cody, Malachi, Logan, Damien, Destiny, Shanelle, Brandon, Marcus, Tony, and Nicholas; an aunt, Catherine Oldham; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Crumpler Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tim Bell officiating.
Interment will be in the Macedonia Holiness Methodist Church Cemetery 3720 North Duffie Road Red Springs.