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Friday, November 29, 2013

Leopold Salzer III

Leopold Kenneth Salzer, III, 76, of Raeford passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
He was born on May 22, 1937 in Albany, New York to Leopold and Frances Salzer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolee.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Iris and his children who adored him: Leo (Debbie), Michael (Beth), Barry (Sylvia), Chris (Shanta) and Lynn. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, and his sister, Jeanne Nestler (Eddie).
As a Chief Warrant Officer, he faithfully served his country in both the Air Force ('54-'67) and the Army ('67-'77). He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He leaves a lasting legacy of service to others within in the community. These endeavors spanned many years and include his service as a teacher and administrator for the Hoke County School system ('77-'97), the Hillcrest Water System (30 years), the Literacy Council, and various leadership committees at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the National Disabled American Veterans and an active member of the local DAV Chapter 17. Countless lives have been impacted by his kindness, generosity, friendship and wisdom.
Family will receive guests at the Salzer residence Friday through Sunday. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford. Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 6199 Fayetteville Road, Raeford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Developmental Center, 305 Wooley Street, Raeford, NC 28376; and/or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 6199 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC 28376.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Timothy Harris

Timothy Harris, 38, of Raeford, died Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Survivors are; daughter, Kayla Harris; son, Aaron Harris; mother, Mary Lou Harris; sister, Angela Harris Williams; and brothers, Christopher Harris and Marvin Harris..
The funeral will be held Friday, November 29 at 1 p.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in church cemetery.
Viewing will be held Thursday, November 28 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hazel C. Gilchrist

Hazel Frances Caroline Gilchrist, 69, of Raeford, died Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Survivors are: sons, Carlton Jay Bell and Christopher Gilchrist of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Lucille G. McLaughlin, Thelma G. Syemore, Pauline G. McKayhan, and Reva G. McNair; brother, Neil Gilchrist; brother-in-law, Henry Jones; sisters-in-law, Diane Gilchrist and Mandy Gilchrist; one grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral was held Tuesday, November 27 at 2 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home. Burial was held in Center Grove Church cemetery in Red Springs.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rosa P. Fountain

Rosa Pearl Fountain, 77, of Raeford, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Survivors are: husband, Ernest, Jr.; son, Ernest III; daughters, Joyce and Maria; brother, Bennett; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.

William McNeill

William Edwards "Bill" McNeill, 60, of 501 Ray St., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Survivors are: sisters, Cathy Frazier, Ann Kelley, Jaqueline Purcell, Sylvia Whitfield, Wilma Purcell and Lisa Franklin; brother, Willie Purcell; special friend, Cynthia Smith.
The memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home chapel in Raeford.
Visitation will be today, Nov. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.