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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Orlando T. McAllister

Orlando Terrence McAllister died April 19, 2018. He was born June 29, 1950 in Hoke County to the late John D. McAllister Sr. and Juanita Freeman McAllister. He attended public schools in Hoke County, graduating from Hoke High in 1967. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served honorably from 1969 to 1973. He served a tour of duty in South Korea, and after being discharged, worked for several companies in the area.
He decided to further his education and enrolled in Sandhills Community College where he graduated magna cum allude with an associate degree in Electronics. He attended Fayetteville Technical Community College for a short time. As a result of an accident he was unable to continue gainful employment, but his disability did not affect his ability to contribute to family, friends and the community. He was president of the Laymen's League of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member from an early age.
He is survived by a son, Kendrick Gibson of Asheboro; a daughter, Tolisha Dent (Karseem); a grandson, Kaden Dent of Greensboro; three brothers, John D. McAllister Jr. (Betty), Vincent B. McAllister, and Jason A. McAllister (adopted); a sister, Marverra S. McAllister-Savage; two nephews, Jarmen Savage and Czyz Savage; and a niece, Tatia Long (Ashanti).
The funeral was held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arlene M. Mattes

The Lord called Arlene Marie Mattes home on Sunday, April 29, 2018. 

She enjoyed almost 62 years in the service of our Lord. Arlene lived in Annandale, Virginia where she was active in the life of Christ Church of Arlington, Virginia, and many local and national charities, including Doorways for Women and Families, Arlington Food Assistance Center, and various animal shelters. She worked for almost 20 years in the food and beverage business before becoming a full-time homemaker and charity volunteer. She was loved by all the neighborhood children, who would run over to see her after they got off of the school bus every day, as well as the neighborhood pets, who could not pass her house without stopping for a treat.

As a military wife, she mentored young military wives, and led a coupon club to help them economize. Her kindness always extended to

those who weren't as blessed as she was, including helping battered women and children, the hungry, and animals of all kinds. She spent her entire life associated with the military as her father, who pre-deceased her, was a career Army officer and her husband Bob is a career Air Force pilot. She was an expert at moving and making new places into a home of love.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Colonel Robert Mattes, USAF, Retired; her mother, Mollie Ann Whiteis; her sister, Shirley RenĂ© and her husband Chuck Cataldo; and a large extended family. She was pre-deceased by her father, CWO3 Lester Whiteis, USA, Retired, and her brothers, Wayne Whiteis and Greg Whiteis.

A service will be held May 6, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Parker United Methodist Church, 7200 Fayetteville Road, Raeford. Visitation will be from 2-2:45 p.m. 

She had a particular heart for abused women and children. In lieu of flowers, she would appreciate donations to Doorways for Women and Families, P.O. 100185, Arlington, VA, 22203, or through their website at


Robert F. Bundy

Robert Franklin Bundy, 76, of Southern Pines, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

He was born March 21, 1942 in Hoke County to the late Lonnie B. Bundy and Lena W. Bundy. He is also preceded in death by brothers Roscoe, Edward, and Henry Bundy and by sisters Erma Nell Beasley, Christine Wright and Betty Bundy.

He was the retired owner of R.F. Bundy Construction, Inc. and was an accomplished builder having won many awards throughout his career. 
He devoted his life to the Lord at an early age and, after renewing his commitment in early adulthood, worked tirelessly to witness to others and share God's love with them. Many people were lead to the Lord through Frank's personal ministry. He was a faithful member of Southern Pines United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School and serving on many of the church's committees. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kitzy Norris Bundy of the home; son, Michael Bundy and wife Ruth of Carolina Lakes; daughter, Lynne Bommele of Raeford; stepdaughter, Ashley Posey and husband Mark of Raeford; stepson, Richard Jones of Winnabow; grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua Bundy, Lindsey Justice, LeeAnne Bommele and Savannah Starling and husband Dustin; sister, Jean Shepley; and brothers, John Thomas (Tommy)Bundy and Lonnie B. (Bobby) Bundy of Raeford.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 followed by a service at 11 a.m. at the Southern Pines United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Pines United Methodist Church 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Ruth F. Hulon

Ruth Faircloth Hulon, 93, of Godwin, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Autumn Care of Raeford.  She was born March 9, 1925 in Cumberland County to the late Amos Herbert and Virginia Mintz Faircloth.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey R. Hulon and a daughter, Brenda Hulon Wall.
She was a homemaker and mother for 75 years. There was hardly anything she would not tackle, from homebuilding to well drilling.  Together, with husband, Harvey, they built two houses and dug countless water wells. She upholstered furniture, helped in landscaping, and until about age 85, worked in the garden.  She also canned and preserved food for the family. She made clothing for her family and meals that always pleased. She crocheted sweaters, hats, dolls, and doll clothes. Many have dolls, clothing, quilting and other projects, handmade and given away by her. 
She is survived by a son, Boyd "Butch" Hulon of Godwin; daughters, Patricia S. "Pat" Scull, and Betty "BJ" LaBombard of Raeford; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren;, and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Dunn.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Margaret N. Beachnau

Margaret Nowland Beachnau passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Raeford. She enjoyed 76 years of life. She was a resident of Lansing, Michigan where she had a successful career in bank fraud investigations for many years. She was a member of Saint Therese and Saint Ann Catholic Church in Lansing, and in Fayetteville, respectively.

She was a mother to all with an open heart, a ready meal, and a place to sleep for many neighborhood friends; as a result, she was called "Mum" by most who knew her as a way of showing respect. She dreaded conflict and always sought the path to reduce tension in every situation. She had a ready laugh, a captivating smile, and a twinkle of mirth in her eyes. She loved animals and had a particular fondness for her dogs. Currently her friend "Bo", a doberman pinscher that adopted her, is looking for her, pacing about, and pining her not being there. 

She was married to William (Bill) Beachnau for 29 years. He preceded her in death in 2007, as did her great-grandson Killian Vik in 2016.

She is survived by her children, Thomas (Sandra) Matt, James (Amy) Matt, Karen (Richard) Brois, George (Yolanda) Matt, William (Michelle) Matt; her grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Schutte, Lauren Farhat, Andrew Matt, Alexander (Grace) Matt, Emily (fiancé Marcus Payne) Matt, Jason (Erin) Binkley, Stephanie (Mark) Smith, Richard Brois, William and Jessica Matt, Nicholas, Avery and Owen Matt; her great-grandchildren, Harper and Brecken Schutte, AnnaGrace and Ashling Binkley, Shaun Vik, Brandon Smith; her stepchildren and their families, Dana (Carmen) Beachnau, Renee (Bobby) Sessions, Rochelle Beachnau, Gordon (Lori) Beachnau; and her siblings, Janice Draper, James (Jeffria) Bourdeau, Keith (Michelle) Montresor, and Michael (Kim) Bourdeau.

A Catholic Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Fayetteville.

She would be pleased to have any memorial donations made to a local animal shelter or the humane society.

Julius Glockner Jr.

US Army MSG (Ret) Julius Glockner Jr. died Friday, April 27, 2018, in the FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Osejik, Croatia (Yugoslavia) on March 7, 1940 to the late Julius Sr. and Eva Glockner.
He retired from the Army after 26 ½ years, which included one tour in Vietnam, and several tours in Germany and Korea. He was a successful businessman in the computer world, owning his own company, JulGlen Computers. One of his passions was bowling, He was a member of Professional Bowling Association (PBA) and several leagues. He also won several gold medals and state championships while participating in the Senior Bowling Olympics. He enjoyed working in his vineyard. He was very family-oriented and enjoyed Hungarian cooking and grilling for special occasions.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Eva Glockner.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Glenda Martin Glockner of Raeford; two daughters, Sandra Graves (Terry) and Carolyn Hernandez (Luis); one granddaughter Ava; a special "adopted" son Erik Mohr from Germany along with his sister Cathy Mulcahy of Mission Viejo, California; and a brother Albert Glockner of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Crumpler Funeral Home 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be held 1pm Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel in Raeford.
Burial will follow in the Pinelawn Memorial Park, 1105 West Morganton Rd. Southern Pines.