Thursday, December 10, 2015

Shaylan Lowery

Shaylan Lowery, 19, of 155 Windlock Drive, Raeford, NC, died Monday, December 7, 2015.
The funeral will be held Friday Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. in White Oak Christian Fellowship Center in Maxton. Burial will be in White Oak Christian Fellowship Cemetery.
Visitation: White Oak Christian Fellowship Center, Thursday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 

Francine Monroe

Francine Monroe, 75, of Raeford , died Saturday, December 5, 2015.
The funeral will be held Friday Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Center Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery .
Viewing will be held Thursday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Doby Funeral Home.

Pat A. Wilson

Patricia "Pat" Allen Wilson of Five Points passed away Dec. 10, 2015 at the age of 76.

She was born May 19, 1939 in DeRoche Township, Hot Spring County, Arkansas to the late Arvilee and Margie Sanders Allen. 
For many years she was editor of The News-Journal, and before that, the Spring Lake News. She continued working as a freelance journalist until her death. She was well-respected in Hoke County for her integrity.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvilee and Margie Allen, and four siblings, Kenneth Allen, Shelba Tankersley, Barbara Allen and Steve Allen. She is survived by one brother, Stan Allen.
Married to the late Carroll R. Wilson for 36 years, they are survived by a daughter, Jeanne E. Dees (Dale) of Fayetteville; and three sons, Thomas C. Wilson (Cathy) of Lithia, Florida, Cary A. Wilson of Raeford, and James A. Wilson (Lynn Paluga) of Raeford; three grandchildren, Eric, Carly and Macey Wilson; a step-granddaughter, Adrian Burdette; and two step-great-granddaughters, Bella and Piper Burdette.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel, 131 Harris Ave, Raeford with Pastor Vernon Livingston officiating.
In lieu of flowers, she has requested donations be made to The Arthritis Foundation or Alley Cat Allies.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thomas Wharton

Thomas E. "Tom" Wharton of Raeford died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in his home at the age of 71.

He was born in England on April 5, 1944 to the late Robert and Marian Brew Wharton. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Melanie Wharton of Raeford; his sons, Scot Wharton of Texas, Dennis Scott and his wife, Beth of Arizona, Todd Scott and his wife, Rebecca of Raeford, Nathan Scott and his wife, Melanie of Washington State; one daughter, Amanda Diaz of California; and 15 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Monday, December 7, 2015

James N. Culbreth

James "Jim" Norman Culbreth, Jr. 57 of Raeford passed away on Monday, December 1, 2015 in his home. Jim was born April 25, 1958 in Wayne Co., N.C. to Hazel Johnson and the late James Norman Culbreth, Sr.
Survivors are: wife, Carolyn Bryant Culbreth of the home; daughter, Julia Lounsbury and husband Joshua of Raeford; mother, Hazel Hardin of Fayetteville; step-daughters, Jackie Bain Harman and husband Perry of Morgantown, West Virginia and Kim Bain Weaver and husband "J.K." of Savannah, Ga.; brother, Robert Louis Culbreth of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Jeni Kay Lounsbury and 6 step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date