Thursday, June 30, 2016

William P. Kelly Sr.

William P. Kelly Sr., 72, of Raeford, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  

Survivors are his devoted and loving wife, Charlotte; sons, William P. Kelly Jr. (Michelle) and Steven C. Kelly; grandchildren, William P. Kelly III, Lauren M. Kelly, Brooke L. Kelly and De'Maree E. Malone; brothers, John C. Kelly (Joan), and Nathaniel C. Kelly (Beatrice); sister, Annette K. Taylor; sister-in-law, Elizabeth P. Kelly; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Silver Grove Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church located at 568 Turnpike Rd., Raeford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Purcell Funeral Home of Laurinburg is serving the family.  Condolences in memory of Mr. William P. Kelly Sr. can be made at

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hester R. Davis

Hester Riley Davis of Raleigh, formerly of Raeford, died Monday, June 27, 2016 in Pruitt Health Care of Raleigh at the age of 92.

She was born in Danville, Virginia on December 6, 1923 to the late Harry and Bonnie Dalton Riley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Davis. She was a member of the Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church in Garner, and a former member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church where she previously served as church secretary. She worked for many years at the law office of Wilcox, McFadyen & Fields before retiring. She was an active resident of The Heritage of Raleigh, where she had many friends, sang in the chorus and was an accomplished bridge player.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice D. Glisson and her husband John of Raeford,and  Jo Ann D. Harper and her husband Tommy of Raleigh; her son, Joseph P. Davis III and his wife Markie of Chapel Hill; loving grandchildren Linda G. Clarkson (Bill Mitchell), John W. Glisson II, Harrison Harper and his wife Nicole, Joseph R. Harper, Claire Hunter Davis, Riley T. Davis, and Joseph A. Davis; great-grandchildren Morgan Alexandra Glisson, Riley K. Harper, and Liam S. Harper; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10 to 11a.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Michael L. McGehee officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Pruitt Hospice c/o PruittHealth Corporation, 1626 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093.

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