Friday, November 22, 2013

Denise M. Thomas

Denise Marie Thomas 47 of Raeford, died Thursday November 14, 2013 at her home.
She was born September 22, 1966 in San Diego, California to Finus Lloyd Dearmore, and Janice Wise of Fayetteville.
She is survived by her husband Micheal W. Thomas of Raeford; two sons, Randy S. Dearmore of Fayetteville and Trevor J. Thomas of Raeford; a daughter, Jaden B. Thomas of Raeford; two brothers, Randy Houshower of California and Kerry Dearmore of Los Vegas, Nevada; a sister, Mickey Koble of California; and four grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Micheal Wayne Thomas of Raeford.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church 379 West Palmer Street Raeford.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Grace Pierce

Grace Marie Siraqusa Pierce of Raeford was born in Dunkirk, New York on February 5, 1926 to the late Sam M. Siraqusa and Carrie Cammarata (Privateer) Siraqusa. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Pierce and her sons, Patrick Pierce in 1976 and Gerald Pierce in 2012, her brothers, Anthony Privateer, George Privateer, Sr., Marion Siragusa, one sister, Jennie Gugino, a niece, Louise Pelleteer, and infant nephew Anthony Privateer.
After graduating from Fredonia High School, she worked in her family owned grocery store as a clerk/butcher until her early thirties. For 15 years she was the day manager for Your Host Restaurant. She also worked as a waitress/cook for Normandy Restaurant, Vineyard Restaurant and Vineyard Golf Course. She continued to work in the culinary department of S.U.N.Y. at Fredonia until she retired due to health reasons.
She is survived by her children Janet Pierce and Bernice Miller of Raeford, Carolyn Lochbaum (Ken) of Northeast, Pennsylvnia; her daughter-in-law Kathleen Pierce of Lawrence Park, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Michael Killon (Kim), Kevin Killion (Robin) both of Dunkirk, New York, Renee Lockwood (John) of Randolph, New York, Virginia Kawski (Scott) of Erie, Pennsylvnia, Jill Snow (Steven) of West End, James A. Phillips and Richard D. Phillips of North Carolina, Richard Randall (Alex) of Erie, Pennsylvania, Brent Lochbaum (Jan) of Texas, Crystal Dorman of Northeast, Pennsylvania, Laura McAdoo of Ohio, Amanda Sova (Seth) of Northeast Pennsylvania, Kara Lochbaum of Northeast, Pennsylvania, Carrie Pierce of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Alexis Sova (Aaron) of Virginia; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Carl Privateer (Kay) of Fredonia, New York, George Privateer, Jr. (Kay) of Fredonia, New York and Florida, and David Siragusa of Brocton, New York.
Mass of Christian Burial will be observed on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, Fredonia, New York.
Care of the family has been entrusted with Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford, NC and Fantazzi Funeral Home of Fredonia, NY.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Open Arms Retirement Home-Resident Holiday Fund, 612 Health Drive, Raeford, NC 28376.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Bernard C. Ashlock, Jr.

Bernard C. Ashlock Jr., 47, of Raeford, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
He was an Air Force veteran.
Survived by: Wife, Kim; Son, Bernard III; brother, Clinton; and sister, Ferne'.
The funeral was held Monday, November 18 at noon Monday in Hood Memorial AME Zion Church in Fayetteville. Burial was in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.

Shirley A. McNair

Shirley Ann McNair, 59, of Raeford, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
Survivors are: husband, Steven; children, Chenetta Trusell and Stephen Baker; sisters, Reather, Catherine, Belinda, Clara, Ann, Jenell, Sarah and Dorothy; and brother Leonard.
The funeral was held Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. Saturday in J.W. Turlington School in Raeford.