Friday, May 13, 2016

Tommy Langdon

Tommy Raz Langdon, 49, of Raeford passed away May 10, 2016. He had a love of flying, from a very young age. He acquired his private pilots license and flew solo at the age of 16. He served in the United States Army. He lived in Alaska and worked at Denali National Park. He was a driver's education instructor.
His interests included art, music, SCUBA diving, and astronomy, and he had a love of animals. He will be remembered most for his sense of humor and his ability to love others in the midst of his own personal storms. He had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Elga Langdon; brothers Rob Langdon and Mac and wife Daphne; sisters Kristin Phillips and Karin Langdon; nephews Ryan, Jakob, Jeb, Brayden, Dylan Joe, and Luke; nieces Robyn, Landry Rose, and Leila; aunt Nancy Langdon; and uncle Danny Loftin and wife Megan.
The family will be having a private memorial service, and would like to thank the loyal extended family and friends who were there for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Celebrate Recovery, PO Box 1553 Raeford, NC 28376.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Evelyn McKeithan

Evelyn Ann McBryde McKeithan, 97, of Fayetteville, died Monday, May 9, 2016. 
She worked with the administrative staff of both Pittman and Highsmith Rainey hospitals for many years and was the owner of Mack's Antiques. 
Surviving are her son, Richard Leon McKeithan, and three grandchildren.
She was a Member of MacPherson Presbyterian Church where she was active in the Presbyterian Women. 
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9-9:45 a.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. 

Ret. Col. Eddie J. White Sr.

Retired Colonel Eddie James White Sr., 75, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, May 5th, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Sara White of the home; sons, Eddie J White Jr. and wife Kim of Raeford and William F. White and wife, Tabatha of Fayetteville; daughter, Bonnie Spooner and husband, Kevin of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Colin, Billy, Samantha, and Dakota. 

His career began in 1963 after receiving his commission from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He served two combat tours in Vietnam starting in July 1966 as well as in 1969, earning two Silver Stars, seven Bronze Stars (2 with Valor), seven Air Medals, 4 ARCOMS (2 With Valor), Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart. 

He continued his service post-Vietnam by earning his Green Beret and performing multiple duties in 5th Special Forces Group then accepting command of 2nd BN – 505th PIR in Fort Bragg. In 1988, he became the commander of 1st Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis, Washington. He culminated his career at Fort Bragg while serving as the Chief of Staff for Special Forces Command ABN in 1990.

He is remembered as a founding member of Village Christian Academy and as a dedicated patron and booster of all school activities. He dedicated his post military career to improving the lives of his grandchildren and their peers by tirelessly serving as a deacon, coach and mentor with Village Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loyal and committed friend to his community.

The funeral will be held at noon Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Village Baptist Church with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate funds to the Green Beret Foundation or the Village Christian Academy Booster club in reference to the E.J. White Scholarship fund.