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Friday, March 14, 2014

David Shepard

 David Shepard of Raeford died Friday, March 14, 2014 at the age of 64.
He was born in Richmond County on March 18, 1949 to Jasper Shepard and Glennie Williams Hoffman. He retired from Unilever after 27 years of service.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Patricia Shepard of Raeford; his son, Mark Shepard (Wendy) of Fayetteville; his daughters, Yvonne S. Hatcher (Michael) of Shallotte, and Naomi Shepard (Matt) of Raeford; his sister Jean Garrison (Benford) of Rockingham; 5 grandchildren, Drew, Christopher,Leianna, Katherine, and Breanna; and 1 expected grandchild, Hayden
Visitation will be 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral  will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald Oldham officiating.
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Odessa Purcell-McPhaul

Odessa Purcell-McPhaul, 78, of 3780 Blue Springs Road, died Friday, March 7, 2014.
Survivors are: children, George Purcell I, Velma Johnson, Olas, Welton McPhaul and Delores Collins; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in Center Grove MBC. Burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held today, Friday, March 14 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Raeford.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gertrude M. Daniels

Gertrude McKenzie Daniels, 91, of Raeford, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Open Arms Retirement Center of Raeford.
She was born in Hoke County on May 30, 1922, to the late Hugh A. McKenzie and Louella Graham McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry S. Daniels Sr. and David D. Averett and her sons, Harry S. Daniels Jr. and William F. Daniels. She was a member of Antioch Presbyterian Church and a honorary lifetime member of the women of the church.
She is survived by her daughter Judy Daniels Strother and her husband Leland of Raeford; four grandchildren, Ashley Daniels Payne (Josh), Amy Strother Harvey (Larry), Graham Strother (Ashley), Kyle Daniels (Heather); and five great-grandchildren, Tyler Payne, Brodie Payne, Laurie Beth Harvey, Lillie Harvey, Kylon Daniels.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Antioch Presbyterian Church with the Rev Dr. David Hudson officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after the service.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church, 6582 Red Springs Rd, Red Springs, NC 28377 and/or Hospice Foundation of Hoke County, P.O. Box 1584, Raeford, NC 28376.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

James Peterkin

James Peterkin Sr, 91, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Survivors are: wife, Glenda Peterkin; children, James Peterkin Jr., Perry Peterkin, Terry Peterkinn, Billy Peterkin, Hubert Peterkin, Lonnine Peterkin, Glenn King, Gene Moore, Eola Newkirk, Hazel Ware, Shirley Perry, Iris Peterkin, Glentoria Foster, Gwen Davis; 63 granchildren; 75 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters with the Rev. Bruce Hurst officating. Burial will be in Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Public viewing will be held Saturday, March 15 from 1- 5 p.m. in Buie Funeral Home and 6-8 p.m. at Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Betty M. Hendrix

Betty McKellar Hendrix passed away on March 8, 2014, at Autumn Care in Raeford, after a valiant struggle to recover from a critical fall at her home on December 18, 2013 in which she broke her neck.
She was born on June 24, 1930 in Robeson County, NC. She graduated from Wagram High School and soon thereafter moved to Raeford as the bride of Samuel L. Hendrix. Wed at the manse of Centre Presbyterian Church near Maxton, NC, on February 12, 1949, Sam and Betty were married for 45 years. Betty was a member of Raeford United Methodist Church for 65 years, dedicating many years to her circle and to teaching children in Sunday school and Bible school. She was retired from the Hoke County Schools. A devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, and a faithful friend, Betty will be remembered for her beautiful smile, optimistic disposition and her kindness and generosity to all.
Survivors are: four children, Sue Hendrix Roberts and husband, Terry of Lenoir, NC; Linda Hendrix Metcalf of Greensboro, NC; Marie Hendrix Meyer and husband, Tim of Greensboro, NC and Samuel Hendrix, Jr and wife, Susan of Raeford, NC, and six grandchildren, Chris Meyer, Greg Meyer, Brian Meyer, Kevin Metcalf, Samantha Hendrix and George Hendrix. Survivors also include her brother, Julian "Buck" McKellar, Jr of Raleigh, NC and sister, Ann Coggin, of Greensboro, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husband and her parents, Julian McKellar and Sarah Walker McKellar.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 14, at Raeford United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Raeford Cemetery. Visitation will be a Crumpler Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to Hospice of Hoke County, P.O. Box 1584, Raeford, NC 28376 or Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 N. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.

Helen M. Faircloth

Helen M. Faircloth, 75, of Raeford, died Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Survivors are: brother, Charles Jr.; and sister, Maggie Angle.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in LaFayette Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11 from noon to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.


Deon Bratcher

Deon D. Bratcher, 37, 403 Steven St., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Survivors are: mother, Lindora; father, Vernon Purcell; and siblings, Latisha, Laniesha, Trena, Venetta, Ashley, Latavis, Larry, Lamontae and Charles.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove MBC. Burial was in Highland Biblical Gardens.