Tuesday, September 5, 2017
He was born November 29, 1927 in Hoke County to the late Ras B. Ellis and Alice New Ellis. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was employed with N.C. Department of Transportation as an equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Delauris B. Ellis of Raeford; a daughter, Gail E. Jackson and her husband David of Fayetteville; a son, Lynn Ellis and his wife Lisa of Raeford; two grandchildren, Allyson Jackson-Steen and her husband Chet, and Lucas Ellis and his wife Frankie; and five great-grandchildren, Caden, Easton, Ellison, Charlie and Cash.
A visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. in the chapel.
Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com
Shirley Truesdale Gibson, 81, died on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on July 14, 1936 to Brooks and Velma Truesdale. She married her beloved husband Robert "Bobby" Gibson in 1955, and they moved to Bobby's home state of North Carolina where they ran Gibson Farms of Hoke County and were active members of Antioch Presbyterian Church. She was a dedicated educator and worked at Hoke County Schools for many years, serving on the Board of Education as chairman. She carried this love and leadership over into her daily life, where she was a devoted mother to two children and grandmother of three. She was widely known for her wit, her grit, and her unfailingly kind heart.
She will be especially missed not only by her family, but her friends at the Raeford Garden Club and at Scotia Village, where she volunteered.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Bobby Gibson, her parents, and by her sisters Pat Meyers and Gerri Landrum and brother Gene Truesdale. She is survived by her children Andrew "Andy" Gibson of Antioch (and his wife Tracy); daughter Julia "Juli" Gibson Spring of Durham (and her husband Keith); brother Jim Truesdale of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law Melba Autry Gibson of Raeford; granddaughter Victoria Spring of State College, Pennsylvania; granddaughter Ashlyn Spring of Urbana, Illinois; and granddaughter Christine Byrd of Antioch.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Presbyterian Church with a visitation immediately following in the Education Building. Family will attend burial at Raeford Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are provided by Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful of a memorial contribution made in Shirley's name to Antioch Presbyterian Church at 6583 Red Springs Rd., Red Springs, N.C. 28377or to the charity of your choice.
Louise Currie King, age 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Raleigh, surrounded by family, on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was born on August 19, 1943 to Albert and Eunice Currie of Hoke County. On May 30, 1964, she married Buddy Ray King, who also preceded her in death. They eventually settled in Raleigh, where she lived for the past 39 years. A graduate of Greensboro Women's college, she worked as a math teacher before transitioning into the field of computer programming. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was also an avid bridge player. One of her greatest joys was running the Vanderbilt Bridge Club,where she loved directing and supporting the Raleigh bridge community. She is survived by her two children: Shannon King and her husband Mike Jenkins of Virginia, and Matt King and his wife Heidi of Raleigh. She also has four grandchildren who brought her great joy: CJ and William Paschall, and Noah Jenkins and AJ Quade. Additionally, she had four sisters whom she dearly loved: Dot Humphrey and husband James of Raleigh, Pat Worsham and husband Jim of Bluefield, Virginia, Carolyn Ashley and her husband George of Youngsville, and Shirley Marshall, who lost her battle to ALS in 2002. She was also devoted to her many nieces and nephews who carried a special place in her heart. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Condolences may be sent at:www.brownwynne.com