Thursday, April 7, 2016

Linwood Hayes

Linwood Hayes, 68, of St. Pauls died Tuesday April 5, 2016. Born October 18, 1947 in Red Springs to the late James Woodrow and Ethel Freeman Hayes, he was raised in Hoke County. He received an agricultural degree from North Carolina State University and spent his early years in farming. Once retired he became the owner and master greeter at Tarpackers Restaurant in St. Pauls. An avid golfer, he was also a proud Poppy. He is survived by his wife, Sara B. Hayes; daughter, Dr. Jana Watts and her husband Terrence Greene; granddaughter, Gabriela; brother, David Hayes and his wife Patricia; and sister, Linda Melton.  

A graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Raeford Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Hash officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests visiting someone who is sick or lonely, or just needs company, or make a memorial contribution to St. Pauls Public Library, 223 W. Broad St., St. Pauls, NC 28384 or the RE Hooks Scholarship Fund, First Baptist Church, 302 S. Second St., St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls. 

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Edward "Moose" Duke

Edward R. (Moose) Duke, 64, passed away on April 4, 2016, following a brief illness at the Goldston home of his daughter Kristy Duke Sloan and her husband Brian Sloan. 
He was a welding instructor at Hoke High School for 13 years. He will be remembered by family and friends as a lover of opossums and someone with a story to tell.  He could make you laugh or cry and you never knew if the story being told was a truth or a lie.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Milton Duke and Mary Alice McDuffie Heath. In addition to the Sloans, he is survived by his granddaughter Riley Maynor, his stepmother Peggy Sears Duke and half-brother John Edward Duke (both of Apex), his half-sister Jodie Duke Denson (of Fuquay Varina) and Ellie Gossett (of Wake Forest) his half-sister.
A graveside funeral will be held at the Bynum United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be to  Noah's Landing, Coats, N.C.  Online condolences can be  made at .

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bruce Locklear

Bruce Locklear of Red Springs died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the age of 60.

He was born October 31, 1955 in Scotland County to the late Curtis Roger Locklear and Mildred Locklear.

He is preceded in death by his two brothers Stevenson Locklear and Charles Locklear. He retired from Kelly Springfield.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Locklear; a son Landon Locklear (Tammy); a daughter, Shawana L. Goins (Nakema); three grandchildren, Jada Locklear, Tyler Locklear, Adalyn Goins all of Red Springs; and three brothers, Steward Locklear (Lori Ann) of Maxton, Jimmy Locklear(Ann) of Maxton, and James Michael Locklear ( Arlene) of Maxton.

The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Hoke County Holiness Church, with the Rev. Gene Truman Chavis officiating.

Interment was in the Hoke County Holiness Church Cemetery in Red Springs.

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