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Friday, July 10, 2015

Mary Burbank

Mary Kathryn Davis Burbank, 79, of St. Pauls died Thursday July 9, 2015 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton.
 She was born in Robeson County March 17, 1936 to the late Claude and Clara Mae Fowler Davis. She worked as a mender in the cloth room at Burlington Mills, retiring to her home after 37 years. She enjoyed sitting on her porch reading her books and looking after everyone around her. She was a woman who always thought kindly of all she would meet and she was there in anyone's time of need. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Clara Mae Davis and her loving husband, Danley E. Burbank, Sr.
She is survived by her sons, Danley E. Burbank, Jr., Ronnie L. Burbank and his wife Renee, and Lindy K. Burbank and his wife Kyla; grandchildren, Athlynne, Kristen, Megan, Lindy, Jr. and Alex; and great granddaughter, Arya. 
A visitation is scheduled for Sunday July 12, 2015 from 2-3:45 p.m. at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of  St. Pauls, with a graveside funeral following at 4 p.m. in Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Pauls, the Reverend David Hodge officiating.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dr. Alan B. Cohen

Dr. Alan Brent Cohen of Raeford, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 76.

He was born March 1, 1939 in Rocky Mt. to the late Sigmund Cohen and Lena Grennspon Cohen. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Amy Cohen Seymour.

He graduated from Duke University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. He also served in the United States Navy. He practiced surgery in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia from 1974 to 2003. During that time, he served as Chief of Surgery and on numerous hospital boards and committees. After retiring from surgery and moving to North Carolina, he continued to work part time for SXR Medical group in Fayetteville. His passion for photography leaves a legacy of treasured memories for family and friends. He also was an avid cook and loved sharing food with everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Williamson Cohen of Raeford; a son Seth Daniel Cohen (Leah Edwards) of Mt. City, Tennessee; a daughter Lisa Cohen Rongo (Doug) of Mooresville; stepbrother, Lewis Silverman (Bobbi) of Williamsburg, Virginia; stepsister Ruth Ann Schoenbaum of Norfolk, Virginia; and two grandchildren, Austin F. Rongo and Hannah R. Rongo.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18 on the Williamson Farm, 1275 South Bethel Road in Raeford.

Memorials may be made to Hoke County Community Foundation P.O. Box 406 Raeford, NC 28376 or the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Great Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Jackie S. Maxwell

Jackie Steve Maxwell of Raeford, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home at the age of 82.

He was born in Hoke County, March 6, 1933, to the late George W. Maxwell and Claudia Bullard Maxwell. He was the owner and operator of Jack's Auto Service since 1954. His work and his hobby were the same. He was a loving husband father and family man. His favorite thing to do was to go to the beach. This started early in his life. He would drive with a friend every weekend after his high school year and they would park the car and camp on the beach. Then, as a group, would ride on the beach and down the coast from Ocean Drive to Myrtle Beach. Later he enjoyed going with Mary and the children. Through the years, as the grandchildren and great-grandchildren grew to 24, it took at least a 5 bedroom beach house for everyone. 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary M. Maxwell of Raeford; a son, Steve Maxwell of Raeford; three daughters, Teresa Maxwell-Miller and her husband John of Aberdeen, Jane Maxwell and her husband Jeff Bumgarner of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and Donna M. Fellinger and her husband Kurt of Davidson;  nine grandchildren, Linda, Ashley, Justin, Maxwell, Brett, Jackie, Nathan, Jack, Henry; and four great-grandchildren, Addy Grace, Garrett, Graham, and Scarlett.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Raeford Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Michael L. McGehee officiating.

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Erwin J. Daniels

Erwin Jerome Daniels, 72, of Raeford, died Monday, June 29, 2015.
Survivors are: children, Tessie Dockery, Ronnie, Patrick, Darrell and Lavonda; companion, Bernice Taylor; sisters, Doretha, Clarrie, Belinda, Jessie; brothers, Hubert, John; and 23 grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, July 4 at 3 p.m. in J.W. Turlington School. Burial was in Center Grove Church cemetery in Red Springs


Luke H. Lowery

Luke Harold Lowery, 68, of 1245 Gainey Road, died Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Survivors are: son, Phillip; brothers, Lonnie, Roscoe and Robert; sisters, Cathy Jacobs, Earlean Locklear and Maebelle Barton; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday, July 6 at 2 p.m. Monday, visitation 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Heritage Funeral Home in Red Springs. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Church cemetery.