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Friday, February 12, 2016

Linda Smith

Linda Jane Smith of Raeford died Friday, February 12, 2016 in her home at the age of 63.

She was born in Cumberland County on December 7, 1952, to the late George and Wilma Nichols Koester. She was employed with Pinehurst Medical Clinic for more than 15 years.

Survivors are her husband of 44 years, Robert Dale Smith of Raeford; two daughters, Jennifer S. Holland and her husband Neill of Raeford, and Jamie S. Reedy and her husband Howard of Raeford; four grandchildren, Shannon Reedy, Taylor Holland, Carmen Holland and Robert (Robbie) Reedy, all of Raeford; a special child , Max Smith; three sisters, Joanne Grigsby and her husband Walter of Robertsdale, Alabama, Peggy Boone and her husband J.D. of Seminole, Florida and Georgette Reese and her husband Kim of Jackson, Georgia. 

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday February 17, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Toby Neal officiating. Inurnment will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to : FirstHealth Foundation Cancer Care Fund:

Kayla Dion Higgins

Kayla Dion Higgins, 22, of Norwood, formerly of Raeford, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016.
She was born December 18, 1993 to the late Kevin Dion Higgins and Sandra Lynn McIntyre Higgins. She was a program assistant at Helping Hands and was a member of New Directions Life Ministries.
She is survived by daughter, Ava Higgins of Clarksville, Tennessee; sisters Ayesha Roberts of Clarksville, and Kassandra Higgins of Prairie View, Texas; maternal grandmother, Ann Maner of Norwood; great-grandmother Lucille Maner of Norwood; paternal grandmother Alice Higgins of Fayetteville; and uncles David McIntyre and Clint McIntyre.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood.  Pastor Anita Owens Scott will officiate.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Edwards Funeral Home.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Peter Sorensen

Peter J. Sorensen of Raeford, formerly of Illinois, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 86.

He was born in Cook County, Illinois on December 29, 1929 to the late Jens Peter Sorensen and Phillis Ward Sorensen. He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael Sorensen.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer in Illinois and plant manager at Crane Packing in Vandalia, Illinois before he retired. His hobbies were woodworking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Sorensen; one son, Dane P. Sorensen; one daughter, Jean S. Thomas (Robert); two grandchildren, Christian and Jacob Thomas; and 2 sisters, Phyllis Nelson of Round Lake, Illinois, and Meta Iwachaniuk of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.