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Monday, August 5, 2019

Anna Patterson

Anna Patterson of Raeford died Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, Raeford.  Burial was in the Avery Chapel FWB Church cemetery. Services were entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  

Bessie Dew

Bessie (Betty) Margaret Graham Dew of Raleigh, formerly of Raeford, died July 29, 2019.
She was born to George and Mary D. Graham on September 18, 1925 in Robeson County. She grew up in Lumberton, and married the true love of her life, Harry C. Dew after a relatively short courtship. Together, they raised nine children living in Robeson and Hoke counties, and were married 49 years before Harry's passing in 1995. She spent 65 years as a Hoke county resident, which she described as the best years of her life. In 2016, she moved to Raleigh to live with her daughter.
She cared very little for material possessions; she considered her family to be her wealth. Her life was centered on family, and she was devoted to teaching her children to love God and each other. She had a quiet, but determined spirit, and she taught her children to serve others by being a servant herself. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Raeford.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and four sons, Fred Dew and wife Ellen of Fayetteville, Charles (Pete) Dew, Harry Dew Jr., Robert (Bobby) Dew, and one grandchild, Dominic Witten.
She is survived by son Harold Dew and his wife Bettie of Greenville, daughter-in-law Joyce Dew (wife of Pete) of Fayetteville, daughter-in-law Ann Dew (wife of Harry, Jr.) of Monroe, son Ken Dew and wife Kathy of Raleigh, daughter Doris Dew of Raleigh, daughter Margaret Witten and her husband Mike of Charlotte, son Eddie Dew and wife Beverly of Raeford, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, as well as a brother, John Graham of Charleston, South Carolina, and sister, Ada Hinson of Beaufort, North Carolina.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2 at the First Baptist Church, 333 North Main Street, Raeford. Burial was in Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the: First Baptist Church, 333 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376