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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Juanita Randol

Juanita Monette (Williams) Randol died age 81 on December 24 while residing at the Edwin Morgan Care Center Laurinburg.
She was born August 13, 1932 to Ezra and Glodia(Braden) Williams. Juanita (Aunt Nita) was a retired cook who worked at numerous nursing homes and other facilities in Illinois and North Carolina. Her greatest pleasures in life came from creating things for others. She loved cooking, crocheting, cross stitch and reading cook books. She was currently crocheting lap blankets for others at the care center. She was well known for her famous deserts that looked as beautiful as well as tasting phenomenal.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ray, Gene and Norman, sisters Norma Jean, Geraldine (Mays), brother in law Vern Mays, daughter Brenda Sue, multiple aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. She is survived by her brother Jim (Shirley) Williams, sisters-in-law Ellen Williams and Margaret Williams, children Don (Catherine) Randol, Phyllis (Chuck) Fischer, Larry (Francis) Randol, Bobby Randol, Joyce (Ron) Osterholm and Randy Branche, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
No services will be done as this was her wish.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Larry Bratcher

Larry Bratcher, 58, of 247 Radley St., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
Survivors are: wife, Bessie; children, Tamika Walton, William, Sherry and Mary Blackburn, Shameka McLean, Kelton McNair and James Willis.
The funeral will be held Saturdau, December 28 at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.
Visitation will be today, December 27 from 2 to 7p.m in Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Margeri M. Dever

Margerie Marie (Nee Maiers) Dever, age 78 of Raeford died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Open Arms Retirement Center.
She was born October 31, 1935 in Lorain County, Ohio. She was the devoted daughter to the late Albert Thomas Maiers and Bertha Eva (Nee Wiethoff) Maiers. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Bertha Jane Sage and her brother, Vernon Maiers.
She is survived by her daughter Jeannette Tapio and her husband Tim of Raeford; her son Daniel Dever of Lakewood, Ohio; a grandson, Christopher J. Tapio of Ft. Lewis, Washington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family has requested no memorial service be held, but for everyone to remember Marge for the vibrant and full of life person she was.
Online condolences may be made at

Grant P. Miles

Grant Patrick "Peanut" Miles, infant son of Josh and Sabrina Miles of Raeford, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
Also survived by: grandparents, Marcy, Kevin and Karen.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 28 at noon in Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory chapel in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Martha Beatty

Martha M. Beatty, age 58, passed on Friday, December 20, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter, Daphne L. Burt of Newport News, Virginia; sons George V. Beatty, Jr. and Jeremy Beatty; sisters the Rev. Jennie Mae Allen (Bobby) and Betty Peterkin (Billy); brother Joe McGeachy (Annie) all of Raeford; and one Aunt Linda Thomas (Vertis) of Greensboro.
Family will receive family and friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Peterkin.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 28 at Matthew Rouse Resource Center, 373 Pittman Grove Church Road, Raeford.
Burial will be held at Laurel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Raeford.

Carolyn A. Newberry

Carolyn Ann Newberry, 70, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville.
She was born in Morrilton, Arkansas and was a career Truck Driver for J.B. Hunt Carriers. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and dearly loved the Cooking Channel.
Survivors are: sons; Chuck Bertog and his wife Angela of Lumber Bridge and Chris Bertog and his wife Brandi of Greenbrier, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Mike, Adele, Halie, Gracie, Ty and Sophie.
A memorial service will be held on Petit Jeanne Mountain in Arkansas on January 4, 2014.

Myrle M. Ray

Myrle Money Ray, of Raeford, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Survivors are: sons, Kenneth and David; daughters, Yvonne Snead and Linda Crowder; brother, Alvin Money; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be held Sunday, December 29 at 3 p.m. at Raeford First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Yvonne Snead, 102 Lakeway Drive in West End.

Thomas F. Parker

Thomas Franklin Parker, 73, of Raeford, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
Survivors are: children, Dana Underwood and Todd; sisters, Sheila Brown and Barnelle Owens.
A private service will be held.