Friday, November 13, 2015

Ester L. Patterson

Esther Love Patterson passed on Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Greensboro.  She was a  graduate of Hoke High School in 1975. She was employed by North Carolina A & T State University and Bennett College in Greensboro.
She leaves to cherish memories her husband, David Patterson of Greensboro; a daughter, Lakeya Love; sons Donta Moore, Brett Moore and Koby Moore; six grandchildren, Akera Allen, Sabasjan Love, Nyris Moore, Gohan Moore, Saniya Moore and Silas Moore; four stepchildren, Monic, Tuesda, Deon and Niki; sisters, Peggy Davis, Annette Love, Hazel Lloyd and Lillie Pittman; brothers Richard Love, Thomas Love, Tony Love and Bobby Love; and mother-in-law Anna Patterson.
The funeral was held at Faith Anointed Temple Church, 3116 S. Duffie Rd., Red Springs, NC 28377 Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. Burial was in Shady Grove MB Church Cemetery.
Buie Funeral Home handled services.

Joyce L. DeVane

Joyce L. DeVane, died Monday, November 0, 2015.
Survivors are: niece, Deidre Murphy.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m.  in Buie Funeral Home Chapel.
Viewing will be held Saturday, November 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Buie Funeral Chapel.

Sharon D. Bullock

Sharon Denise Bullock, 48, of Raeford, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
The funeral was held Thursday November 12 at 2 p.m. in Mt Zion AME Zion Church.

Gilbert McGregor

Gilbert McGregor Jr., 87 of Raeford passed on November 9, 2015 at First Health Moore Regional. 
A family hour will take place on Sat November 14, 2015 at 12 P.M. followed by funeral services at 1 P.M. at Conference B Headquarters in Raeford NC. 
 A public viewing will take place on Friday November 13, 2015 at Avery Chapel Free Will Baptist Church from 1-6 P.M.  


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tommy Mercer

Thomas "Tommy" Mercer, 69, formerly of Raeford, died of complications from a fall Friday, November 6, 2015 at PruittHealth in Raleigh. He is the son of the late Nash Adams Mercer and Thetus Campbell Mercer.
He is survived by a son, Michael Mercer and his wife, Darin; a daughter, Ann Chapagne and her husband, Todd; a sister, Jean Mercer Deal and her husband, Larry; and a granddaughter, Mirin Mercer.

A graveside service will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in the Raeford Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite.

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