Saturday, August 9, 2014

Michael A. Minter

Michael Allen Minter of Raeford died Friday, August 8, 2014 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 45.
He was born in Moore County on January 30, 1969. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ward Caulder, and his brother, Kenney Minter.
He is survived by his daughter, Hannah Minter of Fayetteville; his brothers, Chris Huffman and his wife Robin and their son, Joshua and daughter Candace of Raeford, Ronnie Strickland of Raeford, and Greg Huffman of Florida; and his sister, Tammy Benton of Michigan.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford 7-9 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel-Raeford with Pastor Jerry Edge officiating. Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at

Pauline McNeill Bruner

Sarah Pauline McNeill Bruner, 97, of Laurinburg, formerly of Antioch community, Hoke County, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Scotland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
She was retired from Dundarrach Trading Company where she worked as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a lifelong member of Antioch Presbyterian Church and a former president of the Clan McBryde. It was largely through her efforts that a history of the Clan McBryde was written.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamon Arnie Bruner.
She is survived by a brother, Percy McNeill and wife Jo of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Bertha McNeill Webster of Chester, Virginia; sister-in-law, Betty McNeill of Antioch; two sons, Ben Bruner and wife, Molly of Charleston, South Carolina, Jerry Bruner and wife Leslie of Laurinburg; seven grandchildren, Luke Bruner and wife Kristy, children Rowan and Iris, Lisa Bruner and husband Kris Jensen, daughter Ruby, Owen Bruner, Clay Bruner, Scott Bruner, Chase Bruner, and Abby Bruner; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
An interment will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the church, with visitation afterward.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Presbyterian Church, 6583 Red Springs Road, Red Springs, NC 28377.
Online condolences may be made at

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paul M. Blanton

Paul Marshall Blanton, 80, formerly of Raeford, of St. Matthews, South Carolina, died Friday, Auugust 1, 2014.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and later worked and retired from the textile industry.
He was born May, 12, 1934 in Horry County, South Carolina to the late Vernie Lester and Lula Gracie Blanton.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Lynn Blanton.
Survivors are: his wife, Madaline Reynolds Blanton; daughters, Ila Pearl Blanton of Hartsville, South Carolina and Suzanne Blanton(Sheldon) Ledwell of St. Matthews, South Carolina; brothers; Jack(Carolyn) of Raeford and Jimmy W. Blanton of Union Springs, New York; sisters, Evelyn Duvall of Atlanta, Georgis and Gracie Anne Cole of Jackson Springs, North Carolina; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Monday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. in Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Chapel in South Carolina with the Rev. Thomas Huggins officiating. Interment was in Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery in Green Sea, South Carolina.
Memorials may be made to; First Baptist Church, PO Box 348, St. Matthews, SC or the American Cancer Society of SC, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Linda M. McBryde

Linda Ann Maynor McBryde, 60, of Raeford, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
Survivors are: brothers, Jerome and Ernest Maynor; sisters, Marie McDonald, Ernestine McDowell and Yvonne Maynor.
The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. in Friendship Grove FWB Church. 
Viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 7 from  1 to 8 p.m.  at Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Annette L. Dudley

Annette Lowery Dudley, age 50 of 501 Ray Street, died on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst, NC.
Survivors are: sons, Jason Lowery(Kayla) and Brad Clark(Victoria) both of Red Springs,, Robert Purcell of Maryland; one daughter: Jerika Purcell of Raeford; her mother: Hazel Lowery of Red Springs; three brothers: Timmy Lowery(Gail), Anthony Lowery(Bridgette) and Lynn Lowery(Melissa) all of Red Springs; two sisters: Janice L. Chavis (Wade) of Red Springs and Jeanette Locklear (Nash) of Lumberton; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Boles Funeral Home, Red Springs with Rev's. Hedrick Jones and Rick Dial officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Shannon.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 7-9 PM at Boles Funeral Home of Red Springs, NC.

Franklin Carthens

Franklin Carthens, 66, of Raeford, died Friday, August 1, 2014.
Survivors are: sisters, Mable Graham, Vera Murphy, Earnestine McNeill, Lillian Cobbs, Myrtle Blue and Jackie McNair; brothers Herbert Carthens, David Carthens; aunt Eva McPhatter and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters in Raeford. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.
Public viewing will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home Chapel.

Lonnie A. Hendrix

Lonnie Adrion Hendrix of Raeford died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill at the age of 73.
He was born January 7, 1941 in Hoke County to the late Charlie and Delhia Carter Hendrix. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mamie Rockholt and two brothers, Benny Hendrix and Bill Hendrix. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a community member who supported all athletic programs at Hoke High School for nearly 60 years. He participated in the booster club, raising funds, with his main support being in concession stands. In February of this year he was inducted in the Hoke High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife Linda Hendrix; a son Charles "Chuckie" Hendrix (Betty); three brothers, Bobby Hendrix, Noah Hendrix and Charlie "Howard" Hendrix, all of Raeford; and two grandchildren, Christine Ayer and Aaron Ayer.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, 379 West Palmer Street, Raeford ; with the Pastor Roger Burns officiating.
Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery Wagram.
Online condolences may be made at

Martha L. Cameron

Martha Lee Kearns Cameron, 90, of Raeford, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. Burial will be in Averys Chapel Church cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the headquarters.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Woodford Gasque

Woodford "Woody" Gasque, 79, of Raeford, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
Survivors are: sons, Woodford Jr., Bobby and William; daughter, Helen Hunt; brother, Charles; sisters, Shirley Turner, Becky Jackson, Mary Hall, and Linda Lowery; and six grandchildren
The funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. in Saint Pauls Funeral Home chapel in St. Pauls. Burial will be in Cape Fear Baptist Church cemetery.

Willie Woods

Willie Woods, 92, of 133 Sallie Drive, died Monday, July 28, 2014.
He was an Army veteran.
Survivors are: granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. in Wall's Chapel Church. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Gardens.