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Friday, March 20, 2015

Sally M. Locklear

Sally Mae McMillan Locklear, 76, of Raeford, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
She was born October 19, 1938 in Robeson County to Annie Mae and Archie McMillan. She was married to Diaz Locklear who preceded in her death. She graduated from Robeson County Public Schools.
Survivors are: daughters, Sallie Dial of the home, and Annie Locklear of Red Springs; sons, Belton Locklear of Raeford, Stephen Wayne Dial of Elizabethtown, and Bobby Dean Locklear of Pembroke; and sisters, Marie Chavis of Walkula and Sarah Roland of South Carolina.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Crumpler Funeral Home in Red Springs. Burial will be at the family cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.crumplerfuneralhome.comSa

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Louis Chester

Louis Chester, 82, of 911 N. Jackson St., formerly of Union Pointe, Georgia., died Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Survivors are his wife, Evelyn; children, Sharon, Wayne, Cynthia Kershaw, Leola Hailey, Brenda Coller, Clavance Patterson, Eboni Leavell, Guy Jenkins, Delmar Williams; and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Silver Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Viewing will be held Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home chapel, Raeford.

Alvin Walker, Sr.

Alvin Walker, Sr., 78, of Raeford, died Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Survivors are: his wife, Mary McKinnon; children, Wanda J. Beck(Michael), Alvin Walker, Jr.(Cynthia), and Carl J. Walker(Sherrell); sister, Barbara Walker Mack, eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two godsons and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Private burial will be held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Viewing will be held at Buie Funeral Home Friday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Donna L. Moore

Donna Lucas Moore of 2508 Penny Drive died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Highsmith Rainey Hospice at the age of 49.

She was born in Germany on May 15, 1965. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Rodney Lucas.

 She is survived by her husband, Terry L. Moore of Fayetteville; her children, Christopher G. Colosky (Jamie) of Crouse, Frankie W. Colosky (Sherry) of Salemburg, Jennifer M. Howard (Robert) of Fayetteville; her mother, Patricia A. Lucas of Fayetteville; her brothers, Eugene Lucas (Tabitha) of Maxton, William Lucas (Dawn) of Davis Bridge, Donald Lucas, Sr. of Lumber Bridge; and two grandchildren, Garrett Howard of Fayetteville and Layla Colosky of Salemburg. 

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home-Raeford, and other times at the home of Mrs. Moore, 2508 Penny Drive, Fayetteville.

The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at New Hope Church of God, 3109 Camden Rd, Fayetteville. Burial will be in the Parkton City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Monday, March 16, 2015

Winnie M. Woods

Winnie M. Woods, age 90, of Red Springs, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Autumn Care in Raeford. She was born in Scotland County on October 3, 1924.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Martin Henry Woods, Marvin Woods, and James Sherman Knight; a brother, Lacy McGee; and a sister, Eddie Lee.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Woods of Raeford; Teddy Knight of Lumberton, Ronald Knight (Sara) of Shannon, and Mareno Woods of Raeford; daughters Dianna Anderson (Kevin) of Phoenix, Arizona, Faye Storms of Roswell, New Mexico, Sue Oxendine (Johnny) of Raeford, Wanda Carol Davis (Roy) of Raeford, and Patricia Woods of Knoxville, Tenessee; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Chavis of Raeford; more than 30 grandchildren; and more than 20 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Chapel, 809 East 5th Street in Lumberton.
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Paul L. Burnley

Paul Lawrence Burnley died Wednesday, March 11 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was born on May 7, 1925, in St Louis, Missouri, to the late Henry and Mable Burnley, the last of three children.

He was a humble, unassuming man with a quiet demeanor.

He received his early education in St. Louis and continued his formal education at Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University.  During World War II, he proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy.  While serving in the Navy, he served as port battalion from food to ammunition, and received numerous awards and citations in appreciation for his years of courage and dedication. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on December 13, 1945.

He had a passion for writing and pursued that talent as a career.  He worked for a host of newspapers in St Louis, New York, and Chicago. Upon his retirement to the Fayetteville area, he wrote for the Fayetteville Observer and The News Journal in Raeford.  He was author of two books, "A View from the Other Side" and "The Carribean Connection." 

He served on many advisory boards and groups.  He was one of the founding members of the Second Day Writers.

He was married to the love of his life, Flossie Wilson, for 62 years. They always sat a couple on Sunday morning during church services.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Flossie Wilson Burnley, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held March 17 at Bridges Grove A.M.E. Zion Church , 251 Bridges Grove Church Road, Shannon. The burial will follow in the Sandhills Veteran Cemetery in Spring Lake on Wednesday, March 18.