Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wayne Taylor Sr.

Wayne Taylor Sr., 62, of Raeford, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Willeatha Taylor-Labate, Wayne Jr., Rahkeem, Leon and Clark; mother and stepfather, Gloria and Isaac Clark; brother, William III; sister, Deborah; and 16 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. in Laurel Hill Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Lumber Bridge.


Louise Cloward

Louise Cloward, 87, of Raeford, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Survivors are: brothers, Leroy and Frank; and sisters, Betty, Maxine and Lizzie.
The funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be held Thurs. Dec. 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sarah D. Ham

Sarah D. Ham, 68, of 351 Birth St., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
Survivors are: children, Felicia Shippy, Michelle McLean, Toni and Ernestine; sisters, Jackie McNair, Dorothy and Belinda Billinger; brothers, Billy, Bobby, and Paul Billinger.
The funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial was in Johnson family cemetery.


Mary H. Douglas

Mary H. "Mae" Douglas, 74, of 130 Meadows Lane, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Survivors are: husband, Roy Sr.; children, Phillis Sims, Pamela Love, Arthur Cureton, Roy Jr., John, Rakeem Dillard, Adrain Belton; mother, Helen Morman; five sisters; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2 at  2 p.m. in Rockhill MB Church. Burial will be in Hoke County Community Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Dec. 1 from  2 to 6 p.m. Doby Funeral Home in Raeford.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mildred Winburn

Mildred Wadkins Winburn of Raeford died Saturday, November 29 in FirstHealthMoore Regional Hospital at the age of 88.


She was born in Richmond County on June 26, 1926 to the late John and Edna D. Wadkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William George WinburnSr and her son, William George Winburn, Jr. She was a loving and caring person, and member of the Raeford United Methodist Church.She retired from Burlington Industries after more than 40 years of service.

She is survived by her daughter, Georgia Carol Winburn of Aberdeen; her sisters, Doris Marsh and her husband, Ken of Statesville and Joy Johnson of Greenville, SC

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford, NC.

The funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Raeford UMC, 308 N. Main Street, Raeford, NC with the Reverend Dr. Ray Harris and Reverend David Heath officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery in Wagram.

Online condolences may be made at

James Rockholt

James Matthew Rockholt, 27, of Raeford, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Highsmith Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville.

 He was born in Moore County, NC on September 9, 1987 to George Rockholt and Beverly Taylor. He attended Hoke High School and enjoyed playing video games and listening to music. He loved his family, especially his special nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly Taylor of the home; his father, George Rockholt and wife Linda of Raeford; brotherDavid Rockholt (Missy) of Laurinburg; step brother, Christian Craig of Raeford, Kevin Craig of Fayetteville and Justin Craig (Daisy) of Ft. Eustis, VA; step-sister, Leeanna Craig of Raeford; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Patsy Taylor of Raeford; a special niece, Brianna Rockholt of Laurinburg; special nephews, Davion and Josiah Rockholt, both of Laurinburg and a host of aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, 379 W. Palmer Street, Raeford, NC 28376.

The funeral  will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Burns officiating.

Burial will follow in the Raeford City Cemetery.

Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304. Online condolences may be made at