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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Mitchell Walters

Mitchell Thomas Walters of 306 Cole Avenue, Raeford passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in his home at the age of 63.

He was born in Scotland County on March 30, 1956. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred T. (Willie) Walters and his brother, James Carl Walters. He was employed with Autumn Care of Raeford and was a volunteer with the Raeford Fire Department and the Hoke County Rescue Squad. He was a master motorcycle mechanic.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine B. Monroe of Raeford; his former wife and best friend, Yvette Sandrock of Virginia; a nephew, Timothy Carl Walters (Mary Alice) of Wilmington; a niece, Abby Walters (Adrian) of Hope Mills; and four great nieces and nephews, Jordan Mirek, Isabelle Mirek, Aslynn Warwick and Waylon Warwick.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Raeford Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Wingo officiating. The family will receive friends after service at the home of Catherine Monroe, 306 Cole Ave. Raeford.

Memorials may be made to: Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376   

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Gennie Britt

Gennie Ree (Locklear) Britt of Red Springs died April 29, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 78.
She was born October 30, 1940 at home in Robeson County to Richard and Lina Bell. She met and married Ralph Britt on March 7, 1959 while he served in the military. She followed him to various states, finally settling in California. After over 30 years there, they retired and moved back to North Carolina to be with family. She loved to shop, travel, gamble and take care of her plants. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, father and mother; and her stepmother Rosie Jane Locklear who raised her sisters, Carletter, Dorthy, Betty Jane, Vency, Clementine, and Joyce, brothers, Allen, David Ronald, and Hanford.  
She is survived by her son Bruce (Margerite) Britt of Arkansas; daughters, Carol Gray of the home, Karen (Larry) Martin of California, and Peaches and Tiger of the home; grandchildren, Sophia (Thomas) Silva of California, Christopher Gray of Michigan, Nicole Martin of Washington, Benjamin Martin of California, Brittney Martin of New York, Robert Austin Britt of Alaska; sisters, Martha Faye Bullard, and Lona Mae Strickland; and a brother, Richard Strickland. 
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford 
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Thomas A. Potter

 CMSgt. Thomas "Tom" Angus Potter, Retired U.S.A.F., 92, died Sunday, April 28, 2019.

He was born in Hoke County on April 27, 1927 to Alton and Katie Chisolm Potter.  He was married to the late Annie Lou Smith Potter.  For 32 years, he proudly served in the United States Air Force and protected his country and her allies on multiple deployments during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  His valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations.  After his retirement from the Air Force, he taught in the aircraft frame maintenance program at Wayne Community College for 25 years.  He was a member of the Raeford Masonic Lodge #306 A.F. & A.M.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine McDougal.

He is survived by his daughters, Terry Mears and Rhonda G. Potter; son, Thomas David "Dave" Potter; brother, James Potter; grandchildren, Jason Mears, Jennifer Potter Smith and Chris Potter; two great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton with Scottish and Masonic rites and military honors.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Helen J. Floyd

Helen Jeanne Floyd of Fayetteville passed away April 29, 2019 at the age of 82.
Jeanne was born in Charlotte on July 1, 1936 to Helen and Ward Flowers. She attended Queens College and Flora MacDonald College, majoring in piano.  She was a pianist at Walnut Creek Country Club and Goldsboro Country Club and various functions in town.  She enjoyed music and needlepoint.  She was married in Charlotte at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church on August 26, 1956, to Sammy Edward Floyd, a purchasing agent for Duke Power Company.  They moved to Goldsboro in 1977 when Sam began his 40 years of work with Beasley Media group.  They moved to Fayetteville in 2011.  
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Floyd, who died September 26, 2018; and her grandson, Raymond John Winter of Raleigh,  who died July 9, 2010.
She is survived by two sons, Greg Floyd of Raleighand Sammy Floyd Jr.; a daughter, Helen Winter (Raymond) of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Koren Hilliard (Sean) of Wake Forest, and Michelle Winter; a great-granddaughter, Maddison Grace Hilliard; a sister-in-law, Lib Floyd and brother-in-law, Bill Floyd, of Warsaw; and brother-in-law, Ronald Floyd of Raeford.  
The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford. 
The funeral will follow the visitation at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or recent flood victims.  
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