Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cynthia L. Oxendine

Cynthia Locklear Oxendine of Raeford died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 56.

She was born November 25, 1959 in Robeson County. She was preceded in death by her father Freeman Locklear. She was a member of Mt. Elim Baptist Church and a former Sunday School Teacher. She received her bachelor's degree in Nursing and a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She was the owner of HealthCare Connections, Inc., and was the previous health director for the Hoke County Health Department where she worked for 22 and a half years before retiring.

She is survived by her husband, Dwight Oxendine of Raeford; a son, Andrew (Andy) Oxendine and his wife Heather of Raeford; two daughters, Amber Oxendine and Chelsey O. Goodman and her husband Kyle all of Raeford; her mother Virginia Locklear of Red Springs; a brother, Kevin D. Locklear and his wife Carol; three sisters, Bonnie D. Locklear (Randy Jacobs), Regina Clark and her husband Timothy, and Shawanna L. James and her husband Nelson; six grandchildren, Madison Danielle Oxendine-Spencer, Mason Andrew Oxendine, Brantley James Oxendine, Emily Hope Oxendine-Spencer, Montgomery Grace Goodman, and Beau Everett Goodman, and a seventh blessing on the way.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 25 from 7-9 pm at Mt. Elim Baptist Church in Red Springs.

The funeral will be held Saturday, March 26th at 4 p.m. at Mt. Elim Baptist church with the Rev. Dr. Tony Brewinton, the Rev. Dr. Chris Webb, the Rev. David Hunt, and the Rev. Larry Locklear officiating. Entombment with be in the church cemetery.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Faye Williams

Faye Emanuel Williams, 64, of Raeford, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 21, 2016 after a brief Illness.

She was born in Cumberland County on June 13, 1951. She was preceded in death by her mother, Luberta Goodman Emanuel.

She was a first grade teacher and a reading teacher until she retired. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Raeford where she was involved in the WMU, choir, hand bells and Sunday School.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy R. Williams of Raeford; a daughter, Aprille Williams Compton and husband Shane of Shelby; a son, Brian Williams and wife Kelley of Charleston, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Peyton and Emma Compton, and Brynn and Harper Williams; her father, Lawrence V. Emanuel of Dunn; and three sisters, Kay Emanuel of Raleigh, Valerie Minervini and husband Leo of Raleigh, and Kim Beasley and husband Boyd of Dunn

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lee and Pastor Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 333 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Andrena D. Scott

Andrena Deese Scott, 63, of Deese Road in Pembroke died March 15, 2016.
She was born to Edith Locklear Deese and the late Caswell "Toke" Deese on March 7, 1953. 

She was a teacher and executive director of Career Technical Education with Hoke County Schools for more than 30 years. She was a leader at Berea Baptist Church, where she was instrumental in organizing Bible Drill, Vacation Bible School, and Team Kid and served as a Sunday School teacher.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica Scott and their children Gabriel and Ethan, as well as Phillip and Megan Henderson and their son Alek.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. Friday at Berea Baptist Church. Burial was in the Deese family cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Revels Funeral Home Pembroke. Online condolences may be made at

Clyde Wyrick

Clyde Leon Wyrick Jr., 82, of Red Springs, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Brian Center Viewmont. Born June 28, 1933, he was the son of Clyde and Bessie Wyrick. 
A daughter, Judy Norris of Shalotte; a son, Greg Wyrick of Red Springs; and two grandchildren, Austin Wyrick and Amanda Wyrick, both of Hickory, survive him.
His wife Dorthy preceded him in death.  
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel  with the Rev. Steve Disher officiating. 
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alloway Cemetery in Red Springs. 
The family will receive friends from 10 -11 a.m. Tuesday March 22 at the funeral home.  
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