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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ruth C. Collinson

Ruth Kathleen Campbell Collinson of 1040 Worth Street, Asheboro, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Woodland Hill Center at the age of 91.
Known as Kaye by her family and friends, she was born in Hoke County on December 15, 1922 to the late Daniel James Campbell and Eliza Jane (Jayne) Perkins Campbell. She and her former husband, Glenn Collinson (deceased) began their lives together shortly after World War II in Miami, Florida. Hard work and determination through the years brought her to Wagram, which she would call home for the majority of her adult life. She was a faithful member of Montpelier Presbyterian Church and a dedicated employee of the Scotland County Inspection Department.
Upon her retirement, she traveled worldwide. She enjoyed many successes in the Senior Citizens State Games and V.F.W Auxiliary. She lived her final years with her youngest son Marty and his wife Sandy.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Campbell Jr.
Surviving are her sons, Michael A. Collinson of Greenville South Carolina, Martin Collinson and his wife Sandra of Asheboro; a daughter, Glenda K. Dowless of Leland; a sister Mildred Tolar of Red Springs; three grandchildren, Kevin Collinson of Raleigh, Joshua Collinson of Greenville, South Carolina, and K. Morgan Collinson of Asheboro; and two great granddaughters, McKenna Collinson and Alexis Collinson.
Visitation will be between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 5 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel , 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will begin at noon Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Raeford Cemetery.
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Maxine Lambert

Maxine Lambert, 61, of 232 Brownstone Drive, died Monday, March 31, 2014.
Survivors are: sisters, Vera Hollingsworth, Sallie Morris and Carolyn Morris-Ham; and brothers, Wilbert, Norman and Kenneth.
The funeral will be held Friday, March 4 at 1 p.m. in Christ FWB Church. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joseph A. Cagle

Joseph Anthony "J.C." Cagle, 56, of Raeford, died Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Gina Stallings, Sharon Bullard, Charles and Brian Schmidt; siblings, Pam Self, Debbie Shaw, Earl Poston, Eddie, Jerry and Willie; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Saturday in Boles Funeral Home chapel in Southern Pines. Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stanley Eustis

Stanley Eustis of Raeford died April 1, 2014 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 81.
He was born November 14, 1932 in Franklin County, Maine to the late Stowell and Dorothy McGuire Eustis. He was one of 10 children.
He is survived by his daughter Starri-Jo Eustis of Raeford; a son, Jeff Eustis of Jacksonville, Florida; three brothers, Robert (Joanie) Eustis of Phillips, Maine, John Eustis (Eleanor) of Portland, Maine, and Wallace Eustis (Mitsuko) of Mount Dora, Florida; three sisters, Dorothy Daniels (Charles) of Raeford, Susan Clark of Lewiston Maine, and Rosemary Timberlake (Greg) of Raeford; four grandchildren, Corey Eustis, Troy Eustis, Nichole Dustin, Nathan D. and Eustis; and five great- grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
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Karen Stokes

Karen Stokes, 55, of 7070 Rockfish Road, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Survived by: sister, Marie Pride.
The funeral will be held Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hope Christian Church in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 2 from 3 to 8p.m. at Colvin Funeral Home & Crematory chapel in Fayetteville.

Monday, March 31, 2014

William "Bill" T. Sessoms

William "Bill" Teal Sessoms, 72, went Home on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
He was born April 17, 1941 in Sanford to the late Malcolm Kelly Sessoms and Leona Lucille Teal. He preached his first message at 16 and alongside his wife, Joan, ministered for more than 50 years. For 17 of those years, he pastored at Archdale Church of the Nazarene.
He is preceded in death by brothers Malcolm Kelly and Ronny Edward Sessoms. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joan Maguire Sessoms; daughter Melody and husband Michael, daughter Bethany and husband Steve; son Marcus and wife Sydney; 15 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Surviving also is youngest brother Timothy Leon Sessoms and wife Heather, sister-in-laws Joann and Elaine Sessoms, many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The viewing will be held at 11 a.m. and a celebration service at noon at Cumbys Funeral Home, Archdale. A graveside service will follow at Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Archdale Church of the Nazarene for Randolph County Family Crisis Center, 118 Julian Avenue, Archdale, NC 27263. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

June S. Woronchuk

June Stanley Woronchuk 79, passed away peacefully in the arms of her children and surrounded by family on March 25, 2014. She was born to Earl and Rossie Floyd (deceased) of Raeford on June 11,1934 and is survived by her daughter, Terri (Lou) Cunningham of Charlotte;a son, Sidney Floyd Stanley of Charlotte; brothers-Sam (Jeanne)Floyd of Fayetteville, Bill (Lib) Floyd of Rosehill, and Ronnie Floyd of Raeford; nieces, Sharon (Tom) Johnson of Raleigh, Wendy (Dell) Murphy of Wallace, and Helen (Raymond) of Raleigh; nephews, Sammy Floyd of Raleigh, Greg Floyd of Raleigh; and several great nieces and nephews, other relatives her beloved rescued poodle, "Pretty Boy." She is also survived by her former husband, Bill Stanley and fiancée, Betty Lawson of Fairmont and Lumberton with whom they have maintained a close family relationship throughout their lives.
Her early years were spent in Fairmont, and during her senior year she moved to Raeford where she finished school, married and had her two children. She later received her B.A. in English (UNC-P) and Spanish (University of Saltillo) in Mexico. She taught school for three years before being appointed the second female juvenile court counselor. She was appointed by the governor as the first State Director of the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center, serving in this position for 16 years before retiring and moving to Wilmington. She earned many recognitions and awards and was the first employee in the Division of Youth Services to receive the "Governor's Award of Excellence." She was also the recipient of the "Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award," the highest honor given by the State of North Carolina. She also loved to write poetry, and received the "Editor's Choice Award" from the International Library of Poetry. Her love for travel took her throughout the United States and Europe. Her recreational times were filled with shag dancing, line dancing, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends that she held so close to her heart.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Haven (Raeford animal shelter), 400 Fulford McMillan Rd., Raeford, N.C. 28376, 910-875-6768 or ALS Association, 1275 K St. NWSte. 250,Washington, D.C. 20005