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Friday, December 18, 2015

Jerry Bullard

Jerry Bullard, 52, of 111 Edwards Road, Aberdeen, died Sunday, December 13, 2015.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in Turnpike Baptist Church in Wagram. Visitation: Heritage Funeral Home, Red Springs, Friday, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Burial will be in Lighthouse Baptist Cemetery in Aberdeen

Ariyana S. Gordon

Ariyana Skye Gordon
Our Princess, Ariyana Skye Gordon, 17 months, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. Ariyana was the loving daughter of Charles and Kristina Gordon. She was born July 24,  2014 in Matthews, NC.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 sisters, Alexiya and Karolyne Gordon; Maternal Grandparents, Edward (Mel) and Susan Hedrick of Monroe; Paternal Grandparents, Ronald (Buddy) and Angela Gordon of Raeford; numerous other family members.

Funeral Mass will be 9:00 AM Saturday, December 19, 2015 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 13700 Lawyer's Rd., Mint Hill.  Private Graveside Service will be held at Jackson Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolina's Healthcare Foundation, Levine Cancer Institute, The Cancer Research Innovations Fund, c/o Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, 1221 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
Online condolences may be made at



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daisy M. Alford

Daisy Mae Alford, 77, of Raeford, died Friday, December 11, 2015.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. in Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be church cemetery.
Viewing: Doby Funeral Home, Wednesday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hayes Infant

Michaela Cullen-Hayes, infant daughter of  Jimmie M. Hayes and Jennifer Cullen-Hayes of Raeford, died December 12, 2015.
Survivors include maternal grandparents Veronica and Johnny Cecil of Raeford; maternal great-grandmothers Virginia Hancock of Statesville and Jean Currie of Raeford; maternal great-grandfather Fred Cullen of Tucson Arizona; paternal grandparents, Sharon and Daniel Hayes Sr. of Fayetteville;  paternal great-grandmother Lillian Hayes of Fayetteville; one sister, Rileigh Cullen; and one brother, Hayden Finch.
A visitation will be held 6-8 pm Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church, with Reverend Roger Burns officiating.
Burial will be in the Currie Family Cemetery in Red Springs.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Edward W. Strother

Edward W. Strother, of Greenville, South Carolina passed December 11, 2015, in his 60th year. 
Edward was born in Scotland County, NC to the late Ralph Lee Strother and Emma Lois Autry.  He was a graduate of Hoke High School and the University of South Carolina, enjoyed USC and UNC sports, especially basketball.  He was an accomplished financial planner with Edward Jones Investments and a dedicated member of Brookwood Community Church where he was active in local mission ministry.  His life was devoted to his family, friends, church, and clients.  A loving and devoted father and husband, beloved by all those who knew him well, and cared for by his church, family, and friends.  The greatest daddy a girl could ever hope to have and one of the best men any fortunate person could ever encounter, much less get to know and enjoy in their lives.  He was always quick with a witty remark, and went out with the God-given, amazing smirk, with which he was graced. 
Surviving are Alison and Jean Strother, currently residing in Royal Palm Beach, FL; sister, Catherine Brock (Jessie) and brother, Dennis Strother (Cindy) of Raeford, NC. 
Memorial service Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Brookwood Community Church, Simpsonville, SC.  The family will greet friends immediately following the service.  Committal service Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 2:00 pm in Ashley Heights Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Missions Ministry of Brookwood Community Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, SC  29681.
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Sebastian Dugas

Sebastian Dugas, 20 of Raeford, died Monday, December 7.
Survivors are: parents, Ralph and Joyce Dugas; a brother, Yohan Dugas; grandparents; and a host of relatives.
The funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. in Rivers of Living Water Church of God in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.

Harvey A. Chavis

Harvey Allen Chavis, 60, of Raeford, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
Survivors are: his wife, Rosa Chavis; son, Norman Chavis; and daughter Katina Chavis.
The funeral  was held Sunday Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Faith Anointed Temple in Red Springs. Burial was inFreedom Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery.