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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Semaj Miracle McLinnaham

Semaj Miracle McLinnaham, Infant, passed away Sunday January 12, 2014 in Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
Semaj is survived by her parents, James McLinnaham Jr. and Vonshai Culpepper McLinnaham of Raeford; maternal grandparents, Michael Culpepper and Joann Culpepper of Raeford; paternal grandparents, James McLinnaham Sr. and Odessa McLinnaham of Red Springs; and god-parents, Diana and Timothy McNeil of Fayetteville, Marcus Smith Hendricks of Charlotte, and Sharica Chapman of Greensboro.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Geneva B. Lewis

Geneva Faye Byrd Lewis, 76 ,of Raeford died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital.
She was born in Sampson County on September 22, 1937 to the late Percy Evans Byrd and Nannie Hughes Byrd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood Neil Lewis and her son Doug E. Lewis, eight brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her son Frankie N. Lewis of Raeford; two daughters, Brenda Faye Lewis of the home, and Tammy K. Krumwiede (Scott) of Myrtle Beach; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford. Family will also receive friends at the home 108 Chilton Dr. Raeford.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January, 18, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home with the Rev. James Wilhide officiating. Entombment will be at Byrd Family Cemetery, Faison.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jessie B. Graham

Jessie Bell Graham, 74, of 317 Stevens St., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Survivors are: husband, Robert; son, Kenneth; daughters, Janet Brown, Karen Purcell and Cassandra Sturdivant; sister, Bernice Wilson; brother, Ray Jones; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thursday, January 16 at1 p.m. Thursday in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. Burial will be in Graham family cemetery.

Brian M. Heye

Brian Michael Heye, 42, of Raeford, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2014.
Survivors are: his wife, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Heye; two sons, Sean Taggart of Raeford and Tristan Heye of Raeford; his parents, Robert and Kathe Heye of Raeford; his sister, Renelle Huss and husband, Michael of Wilmington; and a niece, Coley Huss.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014, at noon in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.
The family will receive friends today, Jan. 15, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service in Fayetteville.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

James F. Rucker

James Franklin Rucker, 46, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
He was an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
Survivors are: wife, Toni; daughters, Nichole Truitt, Stephanie, Rebecca; and brother, Andrew Garate.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. Wednesday in LaFayette Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Burial will be inPineland Memorial Park in Centerville, Ala. at a later date.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Joel McGeachy I

Joel McGeachy I, 39, of Raeford, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Tabitha; daughter, JaNel McLean; son, Taequez McRae; parents, Joe Alton and Annie; and siblings, Tonika Dunbar, Taheerah and Jerel.
The funeral was held Sunday, January 12 at 3 p.m. in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. Burial was in in Friendship Grove FWB Church cemetery.