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Friday, August 12, 2016

Jose L. Yepez

Jose Luis Yepez, 29, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

A Celebration of Life service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 13, 2016, Unity Chapel at Cliffdale, 1037 71st School Road, Fayetteville.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dougal Locklear

Dougal Locklear of 290 Loop Road Raeford, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the age of 89.
He was born September 28, 1926 in Scotland County to the late Barto Locklear and Nettie Jacobs Locklear. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Ida Alexandria Wielachowski Locklear.
He is survived by two nephews, Ed Kidd of Shalotte, and Dennis Wilech of Towson, Maryland; a godson, Robert W, Thrush, Jr. of Pinehurst; and a special friend, Audrey Locklear.
He was a retired building contractor and developer in North Caroina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
He was also responsible for building the Chapel of Jesus Christ Family Worship Center.
He was a kind and loving person. He loved life itself, his God, all of his brothers and sisters in Christ, especially his wife Ida and their pet dog of many years “Buttons.”
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016 with viewing beginning at 12:30 at Chapel of Jesus Christ Family Worship Center, 2295 North Horace Walters Road (Five Points Community) Raeford,  officiated by the Rev. Earl Henderson and Pastor Rebecca O’Berry.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Alphus G. Pittman

Alphus Glenn Pittman of Elizabeth City, formerly of Raeford, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Elizabeth City, at the age of 83.

He was born September 7, 1932 in Hoke County, to the late Alphus Worth Pittman and Mae Davis Pittman. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. He was a member of Pittman Grove Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Georgean Mack Pittman of Elizabeth City; seven daughters, Kathy Midgett of Hertford, Marie Foster (Brian)of Shiloh, Sandy Godfrey of Elizabeth City, Roberta Ange of Elizabeth City, Patty Galligan (John) of Elizabeth City, Debbie Voght, and Rachel Mooney (Travis) Currituck; a son, George Voght (Barbara) of Elizabeth City; a brother, Larry Pittman (Diana) of Camden; four sisters, Hazel Tucker of Hamlet, Shelby Upton (Glenn) of Camden, Dorothy Ayers (James) of Chesapeake, Virginia and Carolyn Whitley(Marvin) of Battleboro; sister-in-law Judy Pittman of Raeford;  and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Pittman Family Cemetery, with the Reverend Kenneth Williams officiating, and directed by Crumpler Funeral Home.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

William "Bill" Copeland

William (Bill) Copeland of Laurel, Delaware, formerly Raeford, died Thursday, July 21, 2016. 

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Philippi Presbyterian Church, 2800 Philippi Church Road, Raeford

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Monday, August 8, 2016

H. Wayne Byrd Sr.

Hubert Wayne Byrd Sr., 76, retired sheriff of Hoke County, died from an accident on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his home in Summerfield. 
He was born in Erwin, Harnett County on January 17, 1940. 
He is survived by his wife, Molly Irene Byrd of Summerfield; four sons, Hubert Wayne Byrd Jr. and wife Sherryl of Raeford, Anthony Clark Byrd of Raeford, Richard Daryl Byrd of Raeford,  Charles Robin Byrd and wife Theresa of Raeford; one adopted son, Austin Wayne Byrd; two grandchildren, Christine Lynn Byrd and Austin T. Byrd; and one sister, Gloria Thornhill and husband Douglas of Lumberton. 
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washington Street in Eden, officiated by Pastor Robert Templeton. Visitation will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
A local memorial service will also be held Saturday, August 13 at 4 p.m. at Cape Fear Conference B. Headquarters at 10225 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the North Carolina Motorcyclists' Education Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1340, Boone, NC 28607.

Bruce L. King

Bruce L. King, 61, of 238 Neil Sinclair Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the New Bethel Church Cemetery in Wogram.
Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg is serving the family.