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Friday, February 2, 2018

Fred Dew

Fred K. Dew, Sr., 79, was called to his heavenly home on January 31, 2018 surrounded by the comfort and love of his family.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harry C. Dew, Sr., brothers: Harry C. Dew, Jr. Robert C. Dew, Charles Pete Dew, and his wife of 56 years, Ellen G. Dew.

He is survived by his mother Betty Graham Dew, his son Fred K. Dew, Jr., his daughter Amanda G. Dew, his brothers: Harold Dew, Kenneth Dew, Edward (Eddie) Dew, and sisters: Doris Dew, Margaret Dew Whitten.

He grew up in Robeson County and lived in Cumberland County for over 50 years.  He attended and graduated from Hoke County High School where he enjoyed playing football and achieved All Conference.

He enlisted in the Air Force where he worked many classified assignments. He received his associate degrees in Heating/Air, Plumbing, and Electric.  He then went on to work for Riddle, Floyd, and later Dew Heating Co. He was a proud member of The Masons, The Eastern Star, and Amaranth. He served as a chairman on the Cumberland County District 8 School Board for several years and was a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher in his local church.  He was an excellent leader and enjoyed mentoring numerous employees over the years.

He was family oriented, always making the time to attend his children's activities as they were growing. Visitation will be Monday, February 5th from 6pm to 8pm at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave., Raeford, NC and the funeral will be Tuesday, February 6th at 2:00 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3219 Lindsay Rd., Raeford, NC with a grave side service to immediately follow.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3219 Lindsay Rd., Raeford, NC  28376.

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Lacy Tyner

Lacy B. Tyner died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the age of 63. 
He was born in Robeson County on June 13, 1954 to the late Ellen Jane Biggs Stevens. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Calton Derwood "Woody" Tyner and Joseph Stevens. His hobbies were fishing and riding motorcycles. He was a foreman with Thalle Construction, building many bridges in the United States.  
He is survived by a brother Harry M. Tyner and wife Tammy of Sanford, and a sister Joanne Hudson of Phoenix, AZ.  
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC. 
The family will receive friends after the service at his brother, Harry Tyner's home, 708 N. Franklin Dr, Sanford, NC 
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Velma Chumley

Velma Crumpler Chumley, a loving wife, mother of three boys and six grandchildren, died in her home January 30, 2018 after a long illness. 
She was oldest child, born on February 12, 1932 in Clinton, to Gordon and Margaret Bradshaw Crumpler. She graduated from Highsmith Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Fayetteville as a registered nurse. She received special pediatric training at Duke University. She married Paul Franklin Chumley Sr. in 1960. They were married for 57 years.  
She was employed at Highsmith Hospital where she was head of the Pediatrics Floor and taught pediatrics after graduation. She later returned to work two nights a week, so she could care for her two boys. She was also was employed at Southeastern Regional Hospital in Lumberton. Upon marrying, the Chumley's lived in Waynesville, Asheville, and Lumberton, as her husband transferred. When her husband was promoted, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she was one of the first registered nurses employed by Lexington County Hospital when it opened. She again worked two nights a week relieving the head night nurse and other different positions for many years.
She was an active member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church where she served on numerous committees. She and several other ladies formed a team called the "Mop Squad", where they cleaned homes for sick and disabled people free of charge. She also along with other ladies performed skits at church functions like the churches Fall Festival.  
She is survived by her husband Paul F. Chumley Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Jr. and Jodi Chumley of Lexington, Gregory (Greg) and Donna Chumley of Lexington, and Garrett (Gary) Chumley of McKinney, Texs; six grandchildren, Brittany, Lauren, Katie, Grayson, Luke, and Noah; her brothers, Franklin (Dayne) Crumpler of Raeford, and Vernon (Pam) Crumpler of Southern Pines.  
The funeral will be held at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo, South Carolina, with burial at Bush River Gardens Cemetery, on Bush River Road. The family will receive friends at prior to the services at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Riverland Hills Baptist Church or donate to a charity of your choice. 
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Roy Turner

Roy Turner of Fayetteville died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Duke University Hospital.

He was a member of Galatia Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday school treasurer, church treasurer, deacon and elder.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, volunteered at Lake Rim Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Cumberland County Joint Planning Board.  He was a blood donor for more than 30 years. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elsa Pollmann Turner of Fairfield, California and his parents-in-law, John McNatt and Mary Stewart Johnson Gillis of the Galatia Church community in Cumberland County.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Gillis Turner; his daughter, Mary Stewart Turner Mudryk, her husband Jason and their sons, Matthew, Andrew and John of Raleigh; his son Daniel Turner and his wife Jessica West Turner of Wilmington; his sister Juanita Turner Keranen and her husband, Roger, of Salem, South Carolina; and two nieces, Kristin Keranen of New York, New York, and Katherine Keranen of Atlanta, Georgia.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Galatia Presbyterian Church with the funeral following at 11, Pastor Brett Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Galatia Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 8800 Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville, NC  28304.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Pomielee Watson

Pomielee Watson of Raeford passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 94.

She was born in Scotland County on May 6, 1923 to the late Willard Watson and Lilly Sessoms Watson. She was a member of Raeford Praise and Worship Center. She retired from Abbott Laboratories. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Albert Burrow; brothers, Frank D. Watson, James Watson, and Willard Watson Jr.; sisters, Anna W. Cribb and Mildred W. Malloy; and grandchildren, Cindy Burrow Billinger and Alton Ray Burro II.

She was a loving mother that cared for her family, her church, and her community.

She is survived by her son, Donald L. Burrow and his wife Ruby of Raeford; her daughter, Judy B. Parker and her husband, Frank of Raeford; her son, Alton R. Burrow and his wife, Barbara of Pinehurst; her sister, Ola Mae Harvey of Hamlet; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Raeford Praise and Worship Center, 2669 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford.

The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Randall Snead officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Laurinburg.

Memorials may be made to Raeford Praise and Worship Center, 2095 Longleaf Drive West, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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