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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mary M. Breeden

Mary Frances McLaughlin Breeden, 84, died March 26, 2017.

She was born May 19, 1932 to the late Mary Frances McLean McLaughlin and John Archie McLaughlin in Hoke County.

She attended the Upchurch High School. She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary and James A. McLaughlin, her husband John R. Breeden and her daughter Gracie P. Breeden.

She is survived by her son Robert L. Malloy (Idell) of Raeford; one daughter  Hazel E. Hunte (Sydney) of Fort Knox, Kentuck;y 10 grandchildren, Promises (Huff) William , Sydney Hunte Jr., Jamel Hunte (Alise), Kashawn Hunte, Robert L. Malloy, Joel Gilchrist and Rashad Malloy, Amod Malloy, and Sabriyyah Fuller; eight great-grand children, Domoniquica, Anthony, Miracle, Chyna, Joequan, Josiah, Jaccori and Nehemiah; five sisters, Hattie Nicholson, Sallie Ray, Florella Dixon, Martha Williams, and Louise Frierson (Roager); and two brothers, John Archie McLaughlin (Dorthy Lee) and James McLaughlin (Bobbie).

Visitation is Thursday, March 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Butlers Funeral Home in Red Springs. The funeral will be Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ellen Stevens

Ellen Jane Biggs Stevens of Rockfish passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her son's home in Sanford, at the age of 86.

She was born February 21, 1931 in Robeson County to the late Joseph Calvin Biggs and Dolly Ann Biggs. She is preceded in death by her sons, Calton Derwood "Woody" Tyner, and Joseph Stevens.

She was employed with Open Arms Retirement Center before she retired. During her retirement she was a caregiver for her son Joseph. She was an avid animal lover.

She is survived by her two sons, Lacy B. Tyner of Rockfish, and Harry M. Tyner and his wife Tammy of Sanford; her daughter, Joanne Hudson of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. March 30, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the animal charity of your choice.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

James R Donevan

James Ronald "Ronnie" Donevan of Falcon, formerly of Hope Mills, died Friday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 68. 

He was born October 28, 1948 in Sanford to the late Ronald Clarence Donevan and Edna Whitehead Donevan. 

He is survived by two sons, James E. Donevan and Sean D. Donevan both of Fayetteville; a brother Stephen G. Donevan of Fayetteville: two sisters, Sharon D. Hutchinson of Red Springs and Susan D. Tarbell of Richmondville, New York; and two aunts, Marcella Grantham of Red Springs and Barbara Neblett of Richmond, Virginia. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Cross Creek Cemetery, with the Dr. Ron Hinson officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. 

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