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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Roy Murchison

Roy Lee Murchison died May 29, 2023 at the age of 97.

He was born September 1, 1925 to the late Agnus Baldwin and Lena Murchison Graham.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Arlean Murchison; children: Beatrice Fowler, Lucille McLean, Roger Murchison, Priscilla Leak, Aljoyce Campbell, Brenda Smith; sister, Gertrude Morrison; 32 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren along with a host of other family and friends.

The celebration of life will be held at noon on Friday, June 2 at Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church. For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on the Beauty Spot Missionary Baptist Church Facebook page.

Janie Lou Veasey McFadyen

Janie Lou Veasey McFadyen died May 27, 2023 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 93.

She was born on the family farm in Hoke County on December 16, 1929 to Olivia (Beck) and Joseph O. Veasey. She was the youngest of four surviving children.

Raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior as a young child. She developed a strong work ethic, love of Jesus and family, and a caring heart as death and illness impacted her immediate family. This fed her desire to become a nurse.

She met Thomas McFadyen at Hoke County High School. He was a gentleman who loved the Lord and became the love of her life. Upon graduation, she attended Highsmith Hospital receiving her three-year Diploma in Nursing. In 1951, nursing students had to be "respectable" and were not allowed to marry. Tom had joined the Army and was being assigned out of state. They received special permission to marry a few weeks before her graduation.

"Miz Janie" worked as a Registered Nurse at each military assignment. When Tom completed military service, they returned to Raeford. They built a home on Raeford Road in 1955 where she lived until her death. She began working at (then) Cape Fear Valley Hospital before it opened and remained there for 58 years before retiring three times. She saw her Nurse's Cap as a sign of achievement and proudly wore it daily. She spent most of her career working in OB/GYN/Mother-Baby. She earned an "Exemplary Employee" award and touched countless lives at CFVMC. She was delighted to be featured on WRAL's Tarheel Traveler in 2008.

Thomas died two weeks before their 57th anniversary. She was also preceded in death by both parents; siblings Edwin, Horace, Virginia Pitt, and Mildred; all brother-and sister-in-laws; and daughter-in-law Kim.

She is survived by children Susan and Richard McFadyen, Doris Fritts; grandchildren Angela Hill, Jason (Leslie) McFadyen, Jennifer (Jason) Holdaway, Jonathan (Alicia) Fritts; great-grandchildren Haley Hill, Tiffany (Conner) Derhammer, Devlin (Anna) McFadyen, Mason and Ellie Fritts, Addison and Benjamin Holdaway, two great-great- grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was active in Gideons International and Church of the Open Door until recently. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to either organization. She purposed to be a prayer warrior when she could do little else.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 5 at Church of the Open Door, 4445 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville from 9-10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. The funeral procession will leave the church about 1 p.m. for burial at the Raeford Cemetery.

Friday, May 26, 2023

G. Franklin Crumpler

G. Franklin Crumpler of Raeford died May 26, 2023 at the age of 88.
He was born in Sampson County on September 22, 1934 to the late Gordon Lee Crumpler and Margaret Bradshaw Crumpler.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raeford where he served as lifetime deacon. He graduated from Clinton High School, and then went on to become a member of the North Carolina National Guard.
After graduating from Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1956, he moved his family to Raeford in 1960 where he was the owner and operator of Crumpler Funeral Home.
Throughout his life, he had many accomplishments and accolades; among those included the longest-serving elected official in the United States as Hoke County Coroner, and he was also awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Velma Crumpler Chumley, and brother Vernon Ray Crumpler.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dayne Capps Crumpler, of Raeford; three children, Kemp Crumpler (Margaret), Kel Crumpler (Kim), and Kalen Crumpler Wilhide (Rick), all of Raeford; eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 9-10:30 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Raeford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Thomas Lee, Pastor Terry Dooley, CRE Herman T. Autry, and Reverend James D. Wilhide officiating.
Burial will follow in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Raeford. 333 N Main St, Raeford, NC 28376, and Dundarrach Community Church 5497 St. Paul's Road, Shannon, NC 28386.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Carolyn Stephens

Carolyn McGeachy Stephens died May 9, 2023 at the age of 63.

She was born May 31, 1959.

She is survived by her children: Deon and (Dr. Charmaine) Glass, Drkshan Glass; mother, Jessie McGeachy; sisters: Barbara Campbell, Bridget Jones, Gwendolyn McMillian; brother, Neil McGeachy; seven grandchildren along with a host of other family and friends.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, May 20 at the Buie Funeral Home Chapel.