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MANGUM, Robert
TIMBERLAKE, NORTH CAROLINA: Robert Arthur Mangum, 79, died July 12, 2010. He was born Januray 15, 1931 to the late Walter A. Mangum, Sr. and Parthene Castle Mangum. He retired from Nortel, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Tim West, Dean West, John West, Lisa Jackson, Vickie West Sorrell, and Kim West; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 6 great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ollie M. Mangum, Linda F. Mangum Jackson, Betty J. Mangum West, and Virginia H. Mangum; and two brothers, Walter A. Mangum, Jr., and Thomas O. Mangum. Interment was at Riverview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bahama under the direction of Brooks and White Funeral Home.

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MARSHALL, Murdock II
ELIZABETHTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA: Murdock Elvington Marshall II, 21, died March, 8 1982. He was born July 4, 1961. Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Joyce Marshall; a brother, Andrew M. Marshall of Pittsburgh; a sister, Jerry Lynn Marshall of Wilmington; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Inez Marshall of Elizabethtown; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Martha Moore of Clinton. Services were held at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. Interment was at Marshall Cemetery.

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MASH, Hettie
MILLERS CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA: Hettie Mae Parsons Mash, 92, died July 3, 2002 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1910 in Wise County, VA to James and Gertie Miller Parsons. She was a member of Jesus Life Worship Center. Survivors include two sons, Sherill Mash of Millers Creek, and Rev. Harold C. Mash of Statesville; four daughters, Jeral Mash Spears of Millers Creek, Evelyn Mash Wyatt of Denver, NC, Berma Mash Short of Richlands, VA, and Wilma Mash Keesee of Prince George, VA; three brothers, Ray Parsons of Bluefield, WV, and Gilbert Parsons and Ralph Parsons, both of North Tazewell, VA; two sisters, Goldie P. Christian of Lakeland, FL, and Clyde P. Lester of Jacksonville, FL; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Robert Mash; and a son, James Buford Mash. Services will be held at Jesus Life Worship Center. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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MASON, Charles E., Sr.
JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Charles Edward Mason, Sr., 22, died in November of 1943. He was a casualty of World War II, and served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a native of Denver, CO. Survivors include his wife, Edna Earl Mason; and a son, Charles E. Mason, Jr. Interment with military honors was at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Tyndall-Wood-Jarman Funeral Home.

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MAYNARD, Roy Lee
CANTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Roy Lee Maynard, 90, died June 18, 2009 at his home. He was born April 7, 1919 in Buncombe County to the late William Hampton and Hattie Angel Maynard. He worked as a painter, and attended Spring Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Farmer Maynard; a sister, Annie Barry of Skyville, MD; two brothers, Arthur and Grover Maynard of Buncombe County; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery under the direction of Garrett Funerals and Cremations.

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MAYNOR, Wanda
SPRING LAKE, NORTH CAROLINA: Wanda Griffin Maynor, 49, died January 7, 2012 at the E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. Survivors include a son, Stephen J. Autry (Ashlee); her parents, James W. "Jay" Griffin, Sr. and Mary Griffin of Spring Lake; a brother, James W. Griffin, Jr. of Spring Lake; three sisters, Shirley G. Mason of Spring Lake, Karen G. Hubbard of Ocean Isle, and Sharon G. Allen of Broadway, NC; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Maynor. Services were held at Gourd Springs Baptist Church. Interment was at the Gourd Springs Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home.

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MAYO, Jimmy
KENLY, NORTH CAROLINA: Jimmy McCoy Mayo, 69, died May 6, 2011. He was born March 4, 1942 in Johnson County to Silas McCoy Mayo and Juanita Aldridge Mayo. He retired from the North Carolina Highway Patrol with 30 years of service, and served with the US. Army Military Police. Following retirement, he was a farmer. He was a member of Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie M. Fielder of OK; a son, Patrick K. Mayo of Lucama; three sisters, Patricia M. Ross of Hillsborough, Margie M. Oldham of Chapel Hill, and Shirley M Ferrell of Durham; 3 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; a close friend, Jimmy Braswell, and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at Lucas Cemetery under the direction of Minshew-Coley Funeral Home.

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McARTHUR, Archie
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Archie Olandrus McArthur, 55, died August 4, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. He was born September 12, 1949 in Surry County to Nathaniel and Leona Reynolds McArthur. He was the first African-American to attend Mount Airy City Schools, and later attended Elizabeth City State University. He was a U.S. Postal Service employee with over 30 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Linda Rogers McArthur; two sons, Marquis McArthur and Archie McArthur, both of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Yolanda McArthur of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Artavious L. (Kathy) McArthur of Mount Airy, and Carlton L. (Kandance) McArthur of Fort Washington, MD; a sister, Demetries M. Saunders of Mitchellville, MD; his mother-in-law, Cornelia Rodgers of Siler City; 7 aunts; 5 uncles; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Chestnut Ridge Progressive Primitive Baptist Church in Westfield. Interment was at Lake View Cemetery with arrangements by Spencer Funeral Home and Woodard Funeral Home.

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McCULLEN, Tillie
MOUNT OLIVE, NORTH CAROLINA: Tillie Hollowell McCullen died April 20, 2006. She was born April 21, 1924. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda K. Best of Castle Hayne; two sons, James N. "Jimmy" McCullen of Newton Grove, and Ronnie G. McCullen of Spring Lake; a sister, Winnie Hollowell Sloan of Merritt; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. McCullen. Services were held at Brownings United Methodist Church. Interment was at the McCullen Cemetery under the direction of West and Dunn Funeral Home.

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McCURRY, Michael E.
ARCHDALE, NORTH CAROLINA: Michael Eugene McCurry, 59, died October 17, 2009 at High Point Regional Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1950 to Herbert McCurry, Jr. and Peggy Barnes. He worked for Lankford Security Services in Archdale. Survivors include a daughter, Sherra Payne; two sisters, Barbara Doster (Allen), and Susan Taylor (Fred); two brothers, David McCurry, and Thomas McCurry (Diane); 3 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Herbert McCurry III. Interment was at Green Hills Cemetery under the direction of Anders-Rice Funeral Home.

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McDONALD, Alexander
STAR, NORTH CAROLINA: Alexander Kelly McDonald died February 10, 1961. Survivors include his wife, Rosella O'Brien McDonald; a son, H.A. McDonald of Wilmington; a daughter, Mrs. David Banner of Wilmington; a brother, P.H. McDonald of Carthage; a sister, Flora McDonald of Carthage; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Star. Interment was at Union Church Cemetery near Carthage.

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McNEILL, Lisher
SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Lisher McNeill, 92, died March 24, 2008 at her home. Survivors include nine children, Annie Grant (Bobby) of Detroit, MI, Hildra Nelson of New York, NY, Richard McNeil (Patricia) of Albany, NY, Elder Thurman McNeil (Helen) of Siler City, and Clara Gilchrist, Rev. Paul McNeil (Onelia), Johnny McNeil, Phyllis Johnson and Rev. Cindy Goldston (Walter), all of Sanford; a daughter-in-law, Lena Belle McNeil (the late Douglas, Jr.); a sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Bell of Boston, MA; two brothers-in-law, John and Daniel McNeil of Fayetteville; 68 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Christian Life Family Worship Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Knotts Funeral Home.

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MEACOMBS, Arthur
MIDDLESEX, NORTH CAROLINA: Arthur B. Meacombs died April 13, 1982. He had worked as a mail carrier. Survivors include his wife, Stella Atkinson Meacombs; a son, Charles Meacombs of Middlesex; six daughters, Cornelia Narron of Pine Level, Betsy Crocker of Middlesex, Brenda Denton of Wendell, Shirley Narron of Hampton, VA, and Judy Fowler and Dorothy Creech, both of Zebulon; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment with Masonic rites was at the Middlesex Cemetery.

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MECIMORE, Zora
TAYLORSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Zora Elizabeth Mecimore, 89, died April 24, 2008. She was born May 14, 1918 to the late Charlie and Sina Walker. She attended Wayfound Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Roby Mecimore; a daughter, Betty Hollifield of Taylorsville; four sons, Howard Mecimore (Rachel), Tommy Mecimore, Conley Mecimore (Martha), and James Mecimore (Dianne), all of Taylorsville; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora St. Clair and Florence Roberts; two brothers, Ralph Walker and Vernon Walker; and her parents. Services were held at Wayfound Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Chapman Funeral Home.

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MELVIN, Gladys
NAGS HEAD, NORTH CAROLINA: Gladys Erina Walling Melvin died March 3, 2011 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Sir Sydney and Gladys Walling. She is survived by her husband, James; a daughter, Shante; a son, James, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Esther; her siblings; 2 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Haven Creek Church Cemetery in Manteo under the direction of Gallop Funeral Services.

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MIKEAL, Bobby
MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Bobby Mikeal, 70, died September 10, 2007. He was born May 14, 1937 to Cicero Call Mikeal and Virgie Mikeal. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening, and attended Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Norma Newton Mikeal; a brother, Frank Mikeal of North Wilkesboro; three sisters, Muriel Church of Purlear, Della Mecum of Walkertown, and Fern Watson of Virginia Beach, VA; his mother-in-law, Cassie Newton of Morganton; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gaynell Smith; three brothers, James, Boyce, and Burel Mikeal; and his parents. Interment was at Burke Memorial Park.

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MILLS, Rometta
SPRING HOPE, NORTH CAROLINA: Rometta Bernice Davis Mills, 81, passed away November 3, 2006. She is survived by two sons, David Maurice Mills of Raleigh, and Dr. Tillet Mills of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Darlene Jones and Ramona Williams, both of Spring Hope; and two sisters, Vertis Davis Jones of Columbia, MD, and Jearlma Sirmons of Rocky Mount. Services were held at Galatia A.M.E. Church in Nashville. Arrangements were entrusted to William Toney's Funeral Home.

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MONROE, J.D.
LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Lt. J.D. Monroe, 27, was killed in action in France during World War II on June 23, 1944. He served with the 8th Air Force, and had entered military service in 1942. He was a member of the Lumberton Kiwanis Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton. He was survived by his wife, Ethel McKinney Monroe; and his mother, Bess Monroe. Interment was at the Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Maxton.

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MOONEY, Daniel
SUPPLY, NORTH CAROLINA: Daniel Laurence Mooney, 42, died June 18, 2006. He was born January 17, 1964 to Margie Keeney Mooney and the late Ronie Mooney. He was a long-distance truck driver. He is survived by his mother; four sisters, Sharon Mooney of Supply, Karen Watts of Shallotte, Linda Ihinger of Jacksonville, and Brenda Lovett of Holden Beach; and a brother, David Mooney of Supply. Interment was at Holden Cemetery under the direction of Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral Service.

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MOORE, Ida
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Ida Wilma Moore, 70, died January 3, 2009. She was born September 17, 1938. She attended Old Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Shirley Thompson of Rocky Mount, VA; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at Old Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home.

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MORGAN, Percy
MIDDLESEX, NORTH CAROLINA: Percy D. Morgan, 77, died May 3, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. He was born March 16, 1930. He was a military veteran of the Korean War, and attended Samaria Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois Murray Morgan; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny M. Fox (Jeffery) of Zebulon; a brother, David Wayne Morgan of Nashville; a sister, Peggy M. Murray of Wendell; and his dog, Nash. Services were held at Samaria Baptist Church. Interment was at the Samaria Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Spring Hope Funeral Home.

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MUHAMMAD, Isis
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA: Isis Muhammad, 77, died February 27, 2008 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1930 in Rowan County to Paul Eugene and Bessie Lyerly Miller. She was also known as Gladys Miller Taylor. She worked as a domestic, and was a member of Muhammad's Mosque #36 in Charlotte, where she was a Mother of the Mosque. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Rah Muhammad; a son, Larry Miller of Graterford, PA; a daughter, Gloria (Theodore) Simpson of Salisbury; three brothers, William Miller of Pittsburgh, PA, and Samuel (Ann) Miller and Bobby Miller, both of Salisbury; two sisters, Ruth Springs of Salisbury, and Catherine Garvey of Brooklyn, NY; 7 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edith Easter Miller; five brothers, Marvin Miller, Merle Sonny Miller, Sr., Harold Lee Miller, Clifford Pete Miller, and Charlie Miller; and a grandson, Anthony Fisher. Interment was at Providence AME Zion Church Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell and Fair Funeral Service.

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MULLIS, Mamie
MORAVIAN FALLS, NORTH CAROLINA: Mamie Lee Frazier Mullis, 67, died January 12, 2004. She was born April 26, 1936 to Leonard C. and Minnie Hamby Frazier. She retired from Tyson Foods, and attended Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include two nieces, Kathleen Stroud and Thelma Richardson, both of North Wilkesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dowd Mullis. Burial was at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

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NANCE, Jeanette
SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA: Jeanette Lovelace Nance, 81, died June 15, 2008. She was born July 6, 1926 to Hamp Lovelace and Eva Powell Lovelace. She was self-employed, and attended New Camp Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Howard Junior Nance; a son, Phillip Jones of Shelby; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and David Brooks of Shelby, Diane and Buck Jones of Casar, and Debbie Barrett of Blacksburg, SC; three sisters, Nancy Gerrard of Charlotte, Margaret Head of Forest City, and Betty Smith of Lawndale; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd Allen Jones and Donald Lee Jones; three brothers, Jack, Ben, and Kelly Lovelace; and her parents. Interment was at New Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stamey Funeral Home.

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NAVARRETE, Job, Sr.
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Job Navarrete, Sr. 76, died February 24, 2007 at the V.A. Medical Center. He was born April 3, 1930 in Texas to Edwardo Navarrete and San Guana Garcia. He was a retired U.S. Army sergeant with over 23 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and Vietnam, and served in the 82nd, 101st and 173rd Airborne Divisions. Survivors include his wife, Soyla Navarrete; a son, Ricardo Navarrete of Fayetteville; two daughters, Cynthia Leggett of Fayetteville, and Belinda Smith of Parkton; his stepmother, Olivia Navarrete of Sioux City, IA; a brother, Edwardo Navarrete, Jr. of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Ruth Castillo and Geri Negron, both of Sioux City, IA; seven half-sisters, Gladys Lara of Harlingen, TX, Oralia Aakhus of Columbus, OH, Edwarda Sanders of Bradenton, FL, Olivia Hefner of Edinburg, TX, and and Adela Wing, Aurora Lynde, and Alicia Tillery, all of Sioux City; four half-brothers, Enrique Navarrete of Cantonville, MD, Dan Navarrete of Harlingen, TX, and Edwardo Navarrete and Rudy Navarrete, both of Sioux City, IA; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Job Navarrete, Jr.; his parents; a half-sister, Magadelena Navarrete; and a half-brother, Luis Navarrete. Services were held at Cedar Falls Baptist Church. Interment with military honors was at Lafayette Memorial Park by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

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NAYLOR, Ollie
SALEMBURG, NORTH CAROLINA: Ollie Yevette Hayes Naylor, 83, died June 26, 2006 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Winnie Royal Hayes. She was a therapy aide at Pilgrim State Hospital. She was a native of Sampson County, and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Robertson of Florence, SC; two sisters, Winniefred Sparks of Salemburg, and Mildred McCoy of Wilimington; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Kermit Naylor. Services were held at Corinth Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Butler Funeral Home.

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NELSON, Lydia
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Lydia Brady Nelson, 89, died November 26, 2008. She was a member of Grace Church, and had been a resident of the Belvoir community most of her life. She enjoyed gardening. She is survived by a son, Carl G. Pollard (Cindy) of Asheville; two daughters, Carolyn Stocks (Stuart) of Greenville, and Jeanette Roach (Lealon) of Grifton; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Nelson; and a son, Gene E. Pollard. Interment was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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NOWELL, Shirley
SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Shirley Charleen Francis Nowell, 72, died November 15, 2008. She was born March 16, 1937 to Charles Lee Francis and Annie Mae Copeland Francis. Survivors include her sons, Jeffrey Shinn of Kansas, Kenneth Shinn of New Mexico, Christopher Shinn of Tennessee, and Michael Shinn and Charles Shinn, both of Michigan; two brothers, Butch Kizer and Billy Kizer, both of Illinois; a son-in-law, James Dalrymple; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Nowell; a son, Timothy Shinn; a daughter, Anna Dalrymple; and her parents. Arrangements were entrusted to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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O'BRYANT, Audrey
STATESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Audrey Estella McDermon O'Bryant, 79, died January 25, 2008. She was born March 10, 1928 to Edward McDermon and Thelma Ewing McDermon. She was a retired procurement agent for the U.S. Federal Government with 32 years of service. She enjoyed sewing and giving swimming lessons to children. She is survived by two daughters, Gayle Robinson of Charlotte, and Sharon Allen Felton of Seattle, WA; two sons, Thomas (Anna) O'Bryant of Statesville, and John Allen of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Juanita Lovett of Robbins, IL; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, David O'Bryant; two sisters, Delores Sanders and Verna Rhyne; and her parents. Services were held at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial was at Belmont Cemetery with arrangements by Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home.

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ODELL, Elkin W., Sr.
EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Elkin Winfred Odell, Sr., 67, died December 28, 2005. He was born May 13, 1938 to Raymond and Swannie Grogan Odell. He attended Rock of Ages Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Redd Odell; two sons, Elkin Winfred Odell, Jr. of Eden, and James Winfred Odell (Sue) of Ridgeway, VA; five daughters, Tamara Owens, Veretta Gibbs (Mark), Lisa Blankenship (Bret), Donna Rieson (Wayne), and Brenda Amburn (Tony), all of Eden; three sisters, Ruby Caroleen Odell of Eden, Lee Waller of Ridgeway, VA, and Mary Austin of Reidsville; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin Odell, Raymond "Dick" Odell, and George "Bunk" Odell; and his parents. Services were held at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Interment was at Overlook Cemetery.

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ODUM, Junius
ELIZABETHTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA: Junius Odum, 8, died February 19, 1929. He was a student at the Herring School. Services were held at Seven Mile Church. Burial was in the family plot at the church cemetery.

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PASLEY, Madeline
GRASSY CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA: Madeline Marie Pasley, 79, died November 19, 2002. She was born April 2, 1923 to Arthur Fred Pasley, Sr. and Fannie Ballou Pasley. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carolyn Pasley of West Jefferson; a sister, Edith Pasley Phipps of Grassy Creek; two brothers, Arthur F. Pasley, Jr. and Harold Pasley, both of Grassy Creek; a grandchild; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at Pleasant Home Baptist Church. Interment was at Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Badger Funeral Home.

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PAVLONIS, Ann
NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA: Ann S. Pavlonis, 85, died November 16, 2009 at her residence. She was a longtime volunteer at CarolinaEast Medical Center, serving as a Grey Lady for 22 years. Survivors include four daughters, Diane M. Myles of New Hampshire, and Stephanie P. Attard, Ellen P. Redmond, and Donna P. Waters, all of Long Island, NY; four sons, Peter C. Pavlonis, Douglas A. Morrow, and Robert T. Morrow, all of Long Island, NY, and David R. Morrow of Staten Island, NY; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Paul Catholic Church. Inurnment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery with arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.

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PEELE, William E., Sr.
MANTEO, NORTH CAROLINA: William Elisha "Billl" Peele, Sr., 87, died September 22, 2009. He was born February 18, 1922 in Hatteras to William Woodard Peele and Laurette VanDyke. He was a retired boat captain with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and was also a dispatcher for the Dare County Sheriff Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and attended the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arvella Willis Peele; two sons, Malcolm Peele and William Peele, Jr. (Carolyn), all of Buxton; a sister, Lila Willis (Lionel) of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, Lauris Peele of Kill Devil Hills; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Myrna Abbott and Eileen Etheridge; and three stepsisters, Levenia Willis, Ella McPherson, and Matilda Gibbs. Arrangements were handled by Twiford Funeral Home.

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PEELER, Edith
VALE, NORTH CAROLINA: Edith Powell Peeler, 88, died December 15, 2008. She was born January 25, 1920 to Henry and Essie Houser Powell. She was a retired cafeteria manager with the Lincoln County Schools, and attended Reep's Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Towery and Patsy (Bud) Smith, all of Vale; a son, Tommy (Joyce) Peeler of Vale; three sisters, Merle Beal of Lincolnton, Sue Brendle of Vale, and Sharlene Peeler of Hickory; a brother, Dale Powell of Vale; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack T. Peeler; her parents; and a son-in-law, Roger Towery. Services were held at Reep's Grove United Methodist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Stamey Funeral Home.

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PERRIN, Dorothy
HAMPSTEAD, NORTH CAROLINA: Dorothy Andrews Perrin died July 19, 1997 at Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care Center. She was born October 24, 1920 in Burlington County, NJ to Thomas C. and Ethel Pancoast Andrews. Survivors include her husband, James Perrin; a daughter, Mrs. Pat Frankenberger (Charles) of Hampstead; 2 granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, James W. Perrin III. Interment was at Oakdale Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Mortuary.

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PHILLIPS, Lonnie
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Lonnie A. Phillips, 72, died August 16, 1985 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital. He was born September 11, 1912 in Sampson County to the late Charlie and Berta Autry Phillips. He retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad with 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Margie Bray Phillips; a daughter, Kathryn Claypoole; three sisters, Clare Estridge, Esther Pope, and Lila McHale; two brothers, Clyde Phillips and Elbert Phillips; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Lake Forest Baptist Church. Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home.

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PIGG, Charlie C., Jr.
WADESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Charlie Columbus Pigg, Jr., 89, died July 22, 2009 at Heritage Hills Living Center. He was born June 5, 1920 in Anson County to Charlie Columbus Pigg, Sr. and Mary Jarman. He was a public relations representative for J&S Cafeterias, Inc. of Asheville, and operated the Pure Oil Company. He was also a director of the Wadesboro Housing Authority. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, and attended the First Baptist Church of Wadesboro, where he was a Sunday School superintendent, deacon, and leader of the Royal Ambassadors. He was a leader for the church's Boy Scout troop, and was a recipient of the coveted Silver Beaver award for his contribution to Scouting. He is survived by four children, Sharon (Ronald) Helms of Polkton, Chip (Anne) Pigg of Wadesboro, Debbie (Dean) Norman of Lewisville, and John (Cynthia) Pigg of Surfside Beach, SC; two sisters, Loraine "Rene" Cranford of Wadesboro, and Mary Esta Weatherly of Columbia, SC; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Martha Wolfe of Candler, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Sanders Pigg; and five siblings, Amos Pigg, Spence Pigg, Juanita Jenkins, J.W. Pigg, and B.C. Pigg. Arrangements were handled by Leavitt Funeral Home.

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PISANO, Elaine
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Elaine M. Pisano, 55, died June 25, 1995 at Carrington Place. She was born August 19, 1939 in Schenectady, NY. She was a member of Stough Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville. Survivors include three brothers, Dan Pisano of Charlotte, Andrew R. Pisano, Jr. of Fallston, MD, and Jerry Pisano of Mission Viejo, CA. Interment was at Forest Lawn East Cemetery under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home. Note: One record lists the date of death as June 15, 1995.

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POOLE, Walter
RICHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA: Walter Poole, 91, died October 28, 2007. He was a forklift operator and worked in civil service at Norfolk. He is survived by a daughter, Harriett Nicholson of Jacksonville; two sons, Russo W. Poole of Portsmouth, VA, and Charles A. Poole (Doretha) of Jacksonville; a niece; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Letis Petifer Poole; and a daughter, Evelyn Poole Turner Faulk. Interment was at Jones-Petifer Cemetery under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

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POTEAT, Inez
HOLLY SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA: Inez C. Poteat, 95, passed away April 29, 2008. She was born October 27, 1912 to John and Evalena Croom Clay. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Mary Lou Poteat, and David and Karina Poteat; a sister, Wilma Ervin; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Poteat; a brother; and three sisters. Arrangements were handled by Williford Funeral Home.

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QUIDLEY, Earl
MANTEO, NORTH CAROLINA: Earl Randolph Quidley, 82, died June 4, 2009 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks in Nags Head. He was the son of the late Rowan and Grace Midgett Quidley. He co-owned and operated Virginia Dare Transportation Company. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Shelton of Manteo; two brothers, Charles Quidley of Manteo, and Odell Quidley of Grandy; two half-sisters, Lois Twyne and Jean Godfrey, both of Manteo; a half-brother, Ralph Sears of Grandy; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Floy Mozelle Quidley. Interment was at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens under the direction of Twiford Funeral Home.

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RAXTER, Glesta
ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA: Glesta W. Raxter, 99, died November 26, 2003. She was the daughter of Rev. Algie and Ella Adams West. She attended the First Baptist Church of Andrews. She is survived by two sons, Donald Raxter (Mildred) and Dennis Raxter (Jane), all of Andrews; and 3 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillie G. Raxter; a daughter, Doris Raxter Horne; her parents; and a grandson, Phillip Raxter. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial was at Valleytown Cemetery by Ivie Funeral Home.

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REARY, Barbara
GRANITE FALLS, NORTH CAROLINA: Barbara Sue Bumgarner Reary, 79, died on her birthday, December 14, 2008. She was born December 14, 1929 to the late Enos L. Bumgarner and Alma Wilson Bumgarner. She was a retired nurse, and attended Concord Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Page of Granite Falls, and Carolyn Hollar (Donnie) of Hudson; a son, Tony "Butch" Reary (Julie) of Sugar Grove; a brother, Stanley "Gene" Bumgarner of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Mattie Mikeal of Granite Falls; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Horace Reary, Jr.; a son, Richard "Tim" Alan Reary; a brother, Grady L. Bumgarner; and her parents. Interment was at Lovelady Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mackie-High Funeral Home.

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REAVIS, Bertha
MILLERS CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA: Bertha Byrd Reavis, 88, died Friday, November 11, 2005. She was born February 26, 1917 to Frank and Wadie Byrd. She retired from the Wilkes County School System, and attended Pleasant Home Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Millers Creek Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Quincy M. Reavis; two sons, Lanny R. Reavis of Gastonia, and Danny S. Reavis of North Wilkesboro; two daughters, Nena R. Freeze of Statesville, and Brenda R. Blackburn of Millers Creek; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Pleasant Home Baptist Church. Interment was at Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

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REICH, Samuel L.
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Samuel Linville Reich, 71, died October 29, 2008. He was born May 27, 1937 to John Ralph Reich and Mary Linville Reich. He owned Church Road Trucking Company and was a longtime dairy farmer. He was a lifelong member of Friedberg Moravian Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joy Reich; two daughters, Anna Baker (Henry), and Catherine Adams (Jimmy); a son, Philip (Tara); a sister, Ruth Dickerson (Jim); his grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Pfaff and Mary Jackson; and his parents. Services were held at Friedberg Moravian Church. Interment was at the church graveyard with arrangements by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home.

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RENDON, Jose
ROSMAN, NORTH CAROLINA: Jose Antonio Juarez Rendon, 29, died December 20, 2000 at his residence. He was born in Tecolutla, Mexico on September 30, 1971. He was a construction worker, and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include his father, Andres Rendon Cabanas; his mother, Teodore Juarez Perez; four brothers, Rafael Andrade, Miguel Hernandez, Francisco Rendon, and Adrian Andrade; and seven sisters, Porfiria Juarez, Catalina Juarez, Isabel Sigala, Carlota Juarez Cordoba, Reyna Mendez, Xolchilt Galarza, and Celia Andrade. Services were held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales, FL. Interment was in Mexico with arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Wales, FL.

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RHODES, Grady
NEWTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Grady Lamar Rhodes, 77, died November 11, 2005 at Palliative Care and Hospice of Catawba Valley. He was born September 13, 1928 in Catawba County to Merton and Mabel Campbell Rhodes. He was a former overhauler supervisor at Carolina Mills with 33 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Family members include his wife of 58 years, Hazel Cody Rhodes; two daughters, Linda Barkley (Danny), and Faye Hedrick (Ray), all of Newton; two sons, Kenneth Rhodes of Sherrills Ford, and David Rhodes (Sharon) of Valdese; three sisters, Marie Moore of Statesville, Mary Waddell of Rhonda, and Dot Rhodes of Lincolnton; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and six brothers. Services were held at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Interment was at Southside Cemetery in Newton with arrangements by Burke Mortuary.

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RHYMER, Ruby
MARION, NORTH CAROLINA: Ruby Young Rhymer, 66, died February 6, 2003 at her home. She was born August 29, 1936 to Tag and Estelle Randolph Young. She was a native of McDowell County. Survivors include three sons, Danny Rhymer of Marion, Joey Rhymer of Glenwood, and Cecil Keith Rhymer of Summit, IL; five sisters, Debbie Crawford, Carol McCurry, Pamela Sisk, Barbara Walker, and Diane Lewis; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Norman Rhymer. Interment was at Murphy's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Westmoreland Funeral Home.

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RHYNE, Ruth
CHERRYVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Ruth Hoffman Rhyne, 85, died November 25, 2009 at Carolina Care of Cherryville. She retired from Sweetree Industries of Cherryville with 40 years of service. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Gary) Jones of Lexington; a son, William Dwight Rhyne, Jr. (Judy) of Raleigh; a brother, Ray Hoffman of Lincolnton; a granddaughter; and 2 great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dwight Rhyne, Sr.; and two sisters, Winnie Hoffman and Mary Rhyne. Services were held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Interment was at Hollybrook Cemetery under the supervision of Warlick Funeral Home.

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RIDGES, Carmen
GARNER, NORTH CAROLINA: Carmen V. Ridges died March 29, 2012 at her residence. She was the daughter of Betty Ridges and the late Elmore Ridges III. She is survived by her mother, Betty Ridges; a brother, Elmore Ridges IV; three aunts, Helen Ridges, Dorothy Roberts and Cynthia Bethea; an uncle, Percell Ridges; a cousin, Nathan Ocean III; and a great-aunt, Mamie Adams. Services were held at Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. Interment was at Sawmill Baptist Church Cemetery in Marlboro County, SC with arrangements by Quick's Funeral Home of Bennettsville, SC.

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ROBBINS, Robbie
SANDY CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA: Robbie Eldon Robbins died December 29, 1999 at his home. He was born April 12, 1938 in Wilmington to the late William Randolph Robbins and Addie Mae Merritt Robbins. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by a son, Eric Robbins of Wilmington; three sisters, Doris Robbins, Dorothy Demello, and Shirley Chadwick; and two brothers, William Robbins and Hubert Robbins. Interment was at Prospect Cemetery with arrangements by Andrews Mortuary.

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RODRIGUEZ, Migdalia
RAEFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Migdalia Rodriguez, 83, died March 6, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was born in Puerto Rico on July 21, 1928 to Rufino Rodriguez and Manuela Rivera. She is survived by three daughters, Jenny Colon of Fayetteville, Doris Rivera (Jimmy) of Raeford, and Gladys Colon of Bronx, NY; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Raeford Cemetery under the direction of Crumpler Funeral Home.

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ROGERS, Walter
SALEMBURG, NORTH CAROLINA: Walter Harry Rogers, 72, died April 20, 2006 at Sampson Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late William Lee and Mattie Estelle Ford Rogers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and retired as a First Sergeant. Survivors include his wife, Rena Rogers; a son, William Rogers of Ramseur; a brother, Lamar Rogers of Council; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Salemburg Baptist Church. Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens under the direction of Butler Funeral Home.

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ROLLER, Anna
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Anna Belle McClellan Roller, 76, died October 16, 2006. She was born May 3, 1930 to Charlie and Mildred Corn McClellan, and was the stepdaughter of the late Linda Roller. She worked in housekeeping at Beverly Health Care and Brentwood Manor for over 30 years, and was a Baptist. She is survived by two sons, Lee Roller (Treva) of Pendergrass, GA, and Dean Roller (Sue) of Lawrenceville, GA; a daughter, Patricia Darlene Hollifield (Marvin, Jr.) of Asheville; a sister, Norma Radcliffe (Richard) of Asheville; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Earl James Roller; and her parents. Interment was at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory under the direction of Groce Funeral Home.

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ROMINGER, Joyce
SUGAR GROVE, NORTH CAROLINA: Joyce Robin Rominger, 50, died October 20, 2007 at Watauga Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1957 in New York to Spencer Edward and Helen Ferons Rominger. She was a seamstress at Shadowline for 27 years, and was a Baptist. She is survived by a brother, Richard Blaine Rominger of Sugar Grove. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Frances Rominger; her parents; and a brother, Wayne Edward Rominger. Arrangements were under the direction of Austin and Barnes Funeral Home.

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ROSEMAN, Patsy
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Patsy Merritt Roseman, 70, died March 6, 2009 at her home. She was born September 29, 1938 in Catawba County, NC. She retired from the hosiery industry, and attended Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Robin Roseman of Claremont; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and David Walden of Hickory; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jean Merritt of Hickory; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wayne Roseman. Arrangements were handled by Drum Funeral Home.

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ROWE, Ruth
GRANITE FALLS, NORTH CAROLINA: Ruth Hendricks Rowe, 89, died March 28, 2008. She was born August 18, 1918 to William and Elise Dettra Hendricks. She attended Central Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Stipa of Philadelphia, PA, and Ruth Ann Hertzler of Bethlehem; two sisters, Edna Kingston of Norristown, PA, and Doris Detharidge of Philadelphia, PA; 4 grandsons; 8 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rowe; seven siblings, Rebecca Silk, Betty Light, Florence Everson, William Hicks, Marion O'Brian, Clarence Hendricks, and Ella Zeigler; a son-in-law, Samuel Hertzler; and her parents. Arrangements were handled by Chapman Funeral Home.

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RUDISILL, Jack
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA: Jack S. Rudisill, 50, died March 20, 1963 at Oteen Veterans Hospital. He was the son of Jones S. and Daisy Humphries Rudisill. He was a druggist and a World War II veteran. He attended the First Methodist Church of Forest City, and was a member of the Forest City Kiwanis Club. He was a native of Rutherford County. He was survived by his wife, Mildred Neal Rudisill; and a sister, Mrs. Will Eskridge of Forest City. Services were held at the First Methodist Church of Forest City. Interment was at Cool Springs Cemetery under the direction of Padgett and King Funeral Home.

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RUFTY, Alice
TAYLORSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Alice Patricia Trainor Rufty, 84, died July 22, 2004 at Valley Nursing Center. She was born July 7, 1919 in Lynn, MA to James P. and Nora Dwyer Trainor. She retired from civil service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. She was a Catholic. She was a former Newton resident. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walton Michael Rufty; and several siblings. Arrangements were handled by Adams Funeral Home.

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RUSS, Bennett
DUBLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Bennett Steven Russ, 77, died November 6, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Rachel K. Russ; three sons, Ricky Russ (Diane), Steven Russ, and Mike Russ (Sally), all of Dublin; a daughter, Kathleen Russ Richardson of Dublin; a sister, Viola Lawhorn of Indiana; a brother, Vance Russ of Kinston; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jody Russ; and his parents, Jonathan and Lou Russ. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment was at Allen Cemetery by Kinlaw Funeral Home.

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SAINTSING, Harold
PLEASANT GARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Harold Joseph Saintsing, 73, died April 22, 2008 at his residence. he was born January 5, 1935 in Guilford County to Thomas and Bertie Saintsing. He was a former president and co-owner of Saintsing, Suits & Wells Dental Supply Company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Centre Friends Meeting, the American Legion, the Ham Radio Club, and the Greensboro Amateur Radio Club. He was also a Mason. Survivors include his daughters, Sharon A. Gelso of Trinity, Teresa Cline of Jacksonville, FL, Karen E. Butler of Idaho, and Cathryn Bartlett and Debra Lynn Odom, both of Greensboro; a brother, William "Bill" I. Saintsing (Lorraine) of Mississippi; a sister-in-law, Eva Saintsing of Greensboro; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Guilford Memorial Park under the direction of Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home.

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SAINTSING, Washington
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Washington Saintsing died November 8, 1903. He was approximately 65 years old. He was buried at "the graveyard in Bethesda".

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SANNER, Arleen
WINTERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Arleen Craft Sanner, 81, died August 11, 2009. She was born August 4, 1928. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy H. Quick of Purcellville, VA, and Wanda Lee Eddinger and Debbie Lynn Jennelle, both of Winterville; two sons, Marvin Haddock, Jr. of Winterville, and Johnny Dean Haddock of Kingsland, GA; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Ayden Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Service.

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SCHMIDT, Sigurd
BANNER ELK, NORTH CAROLINA: Sigurd Ernst Schmidt, 88, died November 11, 2007 at Watauga Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1919 in Berlin-Schoeneberg, Germany to Wilhelm and Martha Helm Schmidt. He was a graphic artist, and had worked for Region D Council of Governments. He was of the Baha'i Faith. He is survived by his wife, Leah Wilson Schmidt; a daughter, Carmel Toliver of Augusta, GA; a sister, Sigrun Schmidt of Berlin, Germany; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock under the direction of Austin and Barnes Funeral Home.

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SCHMIDT, Mary
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Mary Margaret Hier Schmidt, 99, died November 26, 2010. She was a member of the Baha'i Faith for over 50 years. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jim and Merna Williston, Sue and Khalil Khavari, and John and Henni Williston; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Schmidt. Arrangements were handled by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home.

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SCHULTHEIS, Nancy
SWANNANOA, NORTH CAROLINA: Nancy Elaine Schultheis, 67, died November 5, 2009. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Fannie Rebecca Roberts Elkins. She worked at Bell Sysco and the Biltmore Antique Mall. She enjoyed genealogy, and was a volunteer with the Old Buncombe Genealogy Society. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, John Fredrick Schultheis; a son, Chris Schultheis of Swannanoa; two daughters, Jennifer Schultheis and Rebecca Hunnicutt (Lee), all of Swannanoa; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Elkins; and her parents. Arrangements were handled by Asheville Mortuary Service.

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SCHWEITZER, Helen
WADESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Helen Zelinka Schweitzer, 83, died July 9, 2007 at the Lillie Bennett Nursing Center. She was born January 4, 1924 in Allegheny County, PA to Theodore Zelinka and Mary Roc. She attended the First United Methodist Church, where she was active with Sunday School, circle meetings, and the choir. She is survived by her children, Ed Schweitzer, Jr. and wife Billie Jo of Matthews, Michael Schweitzer and wife Kathy Carroll of Boone, and Debbie S. Barnes and husband Terry of Clayton, NC; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ed Schweitzer, Sr.; her parents; and a brother. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Anson Memorial Park under the direction of Leavitt Funeral Home.

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SEXTON, Herbert
ENNICE, NORTH CAROLINA: Herbert Levi Sexton, 73, died September 25, 2002. He was born December 28, 1928 to Arch and Lefie Loman Sexton. Survivors include his wife, Alfa Jean Wilmouth Sexton; three sisters, Maye Hoffman of North Wilkesboro, Faye Pruitt of Laurel Springs, and Alene Blackburn of Wilkesboro; a brother, Gale Sexton of Baltimore, MD; and his nieces and nephews. Burial was at Peak Creek Cemetery under the direction of Badger Funeral Home.

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SHARTOW, Charles
EAST FLAT ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA: Charles F. Shartow, 70, died November 4, 1987 at Memorial Mission Hospital. He retired from General Motors after 35 years of service, and was a native of Saginaw, MI. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He had formerly lived in Lakeland, FL before moving to Henderson County. He is survived by his wife, Leah L. Shartow; a daughter, Penny Bohn of Saginaw, MI; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Thomas Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors.

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SHEEHAN, Annie
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Annie Teresa Sheehan died August 16, 1985 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital. She was born June 30, 1894 in Wilmington, NC to the late William and Katherine McDonnell Sheehan. She retired from Atlantic Coastline Railroad. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Legion of Mary. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court #1036. She is survived by two sisters, Mary C. Sheehan and Katherine Sheehan; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Oakdale Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Mortuary.

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SHEHAN, Fred
ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Fred Shehan, 80, died May 3, 2005 at his residence. He was born October 24, 1924 in Marion, NC. He retired from Moore Gardner Surveying, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lee (Smith) Shehan; a son, Michael Edward Shehan of Asheboro; two daughters, Angie Looney of Asheboro, and Brenda Akins of Maddison, AL; a brother, Edward Shehan of Erwin, TN; two sisters, Betty Garner and Mattie Brown, both of Asheboro; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Pugh Funeral Home.

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SHEPHERD, Rufus H., Jr.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Rufus Howard Shepherd, Jr. died February 2, 1999 at his residence. He was born December 25, 1920 in Noxubee County, MS. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Edna Shepherd; three children, Roger Shepherd of Tallahassee, FL, Betty S. McClane of Spokane, WA, and Gloria S. McCoy of LaJolla, CA; a sister, Helen McKinney; five brothers, Warren Shepherd, Herbert Shepherd, John Shepherd, George Shepherd and Tom Shepherd; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A memorial service was held at Masonboro Baptist Church. Interment was at the Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Mortuary.

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SHORT, Louis
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Louis C. Short, 69, died February 21, 2008 at Carolina Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. He was a member of Burning Bush Church in Wade. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary R. Robinson Short; and three stepdaughters, Dawn Richards of Fayetteville, and Wendy Robinson and Yolanda Vaughan, both of Lynchburg, VA. Arrangements were entrusted to Herring Funeral Care and Cremations.

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SINK, Claudia
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Claudia Lopp Sink, 83, died December 26, 1978 at her residence. She was born in 1895 in Davidson County. Survivors include three daughters, Louise (John) Kingsley, Elizabeth Sink, and Emma Lee (Roy) Rumley; two sons, Paul Sink and A.N. Sink, Jr.; two sisters, Maggie Perryman and Mrs. Raymond Clodfelter; two brothers, Roy Lopp and Johnny Lopp; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred N. Sink, Sr. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Lexington City Cemetery by Davidson Funeral Home.

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SLADE, Lepolia
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Lepolia Slade, 71, died March 3, 2008. He was born April 25, 1936 to the late William Slade and Minnie Wilkins Slade. Survivors include his wife, Lula Hopkins Slade; three daughters, Landa L. Slade of Durham, Loretta S. Knight of Greenville, and Linda S. Williams of Garner; three sons, Marvin Slade of Greenville, Levon Anderson of Raleigh, and Dennis Slade of Tarboro; three brothers, Robert Earl Slade of Rocky Mount, and Jessie Anderson and Luther Anderson, both of Belvoir; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Tarboro with arrangements by Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary.

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SMALL, Agnes
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Agnes Small, 92, died April 13, 2009 at Davis Health Care Center. She was born May 23, 1916, in Chester, PA. She was a former resident of Essington, PA, and relocated to Wilmington in 1968. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Small (Eunice) of Wilmington, and Albert Small of Bay St. Louis, MS; a stepson, Frank Small of Delaware; a half-brother, Bob Garrison of Asheboro; a daughter-in-law, Maria Small of Wilmington; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Small; and a son, Gary Small. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, PA with local arrangements by Andrews Mortuary.

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SMATHERS, Rubine
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Rubine M. Smathers, 72, died October 17, 2008 at her home. She was born February 28, 1936 to Boone and Bessie Allen Medford. She retired from Lea Industries, and was a member of the Clyde Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Kim Janes (Malcom) of Waynesville, LouAnn Rice (Stephen) of Canton, and Rebecca Stevens (Dennis) of Leicester; a brother, Ray Medford of Waynesville; two sisters, Emogene Powell and Maxine Medford of Waynesville; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Smathers; a daughter, Donna Fish; her parents; and a brother, Bill Medford. Interment was at Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Augusta
PINK HILL, NORTH CAROLINA: Augusta Catherine Smith, 81, passed away May 20, 2004 at the Kinston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Survivors include a son, Harry Smith of Pink Hill; two daughters, Minnie Moultrie of Pink Hill, and Patricia Faye Smith Dunlap of Concord; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park under the direction of Loftin Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Polly
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Polly Rouse Smith, 55, died November 19, 1987. Survivors include her husband, Julian D. Smith; two sons, Douglas Costin of Rocky Point, and John W. Costin of Wallace; two daughters, Deborah Coston of Orlando, FL, and Patricia Hamby of Greenville; two stepdaughters, Beverly S. Crabtree of Greenville, and Sandra S. Hopkins of Emerald Isle; three brothers, Ward Rouse, Vernon Rouse, and C.C. Rouse, all of Kenansville; two sisters, Elnora Ivey of Mount Olive, and Mary Lee Phillips of Clayton; 4 grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Community Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Wilhelmina
MIDDLESEX, NORTH CAROLINA: Wilhelmina Ricardo Smith, 80, died October 3, 2006. She is survived by her husband, John Smith, Jr.; a son, John Smith III of Silver Springs, MD; a grandchild; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Stokes Chapel Baptist Church. Entombment was at the church cemetery under the direction of William Toney's Funeral Home.

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SOLOMON, Adolph
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Adolph Ottinger Solomon died May 5, 1982 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital. He was born January 25, 1909 in Wilmington to Isaac W. and Agnes Ottinger Solomon. He was an associate of S&B Solomon Company, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Temple of Israel. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Sidbury Solomon; and a brother, Sigmond Solomon of Wrightsville Beach. Interment was at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington.

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SPENCER, Mamie
CONETOE, NORTH CAROLINA: Mamie Hyman Spencer, 78, died September 20, 2011. She is survived by a foster daughter, Katherine White of Rocky Mount; a brother, William B. Jones of Oak City; three sisters, Zender H. Vines of Baltimore, MD, and Margaret Ann Jackson and Bessie M. Morris, both of Washington, DC; other relatives, including a niece, Gladys J. McClellan of Princeville; a godson; and her friends, including Fostina Lynch of Conetoe. Services were held at Conetoe Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was at the Hyman and Jones Family Cemetery in Oak City with arrangements by Baker Funeral Home.

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SPIVEY, Donnie
TABOR CITY, NORTH CAROLINA: Donnie Houston Spivey, 80, died September 19, 2009 at the Loris Community Hospital in Loris, SC. He was the son of the late David Lavern and Ruth Jane Cox Spivey. He is survived by his wife, Gertie Hilburn Spivey; a daughter, Kathy Ranalli of Tabor City; four sons, Elson Leamon Spivey of Brookhaven, PA, and Danny, Ronnie, and Ricky, all of Tabor City; five sisters, Sylvia Ferguson of Myrtle Beach, Dean Williams of Tabor City, Christine Sailor of Baltimore, MD, and Lavern Graham and Lorraine Jordan, both of Loris; two brothers, Dale and Ed Spivey, both of Loris; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Fowler-Hilburn Cemetery under the direction of Inman Funeral Home.

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SPIVEY, Morris, Sr.
HAYESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Morris Spivey, Sr., 67, died April 17, 2004. He was the son of the late Wayne and Ruby Moss Spivey. He was a retired construction worker, and attended Chatuge Church of God. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ledford Spivey; three sons, Morris Spivey, Jr., Roger Glen Spivey, and James Lee Spivey, all of Hayesville; two sisters, Helen Bond of New Ellenton, SC, and Willette Tanner of Gastonia; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Chatuge Church of God. Interment was at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Ivie Funeral Home.

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STATON, Devada
JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Devada White Staton, 46, died January 12, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert Staton; a daughter, Pashyon "Batts" Blake of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Yolanda Emerson of Baltimore, and Lavassa Hicks of Washington, DC; and two brothers, Tyrone White of Jacksonville, and Felix White of Houston. Services were held at the Trent River Oakey Grove Missionary Baptist Association headquarters building. Interment was at Onslow Memorial Park by Saunders Funeral Home.

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STREET, Stella
SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Stella Mae Street, 85, died May 23, 2007 at Central Carolina Hospital. She was born July 17, 1921. Survivors include three daughters, Pauline Childress and Stella A. Street, both of Sanford, and Mary Dickens of Mount Rainer, MD; two sisters, Leila Blue of Sanford, and Pearline Walden (Steve) of Alexandria, VA; two brothers, Curtis Harris (Julia) and William Harris (Earline), both of Sanford; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were held at New Bethel United Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at Lee Memory Gardens under the direction of Knotts Funeral Home.

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STROUPE, Benjamin C., Jr.
CHERRYVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Benjamin C. Stroupe, Jr., 87, died August 2, 2006. He was born July 18, 1919 to Benjamin Camillus Stroupe, Sr. and Prue Beam Stroupe. He was a retired terminal manager at Carolina Freight with 27 years of service, and also owned Ben C. Stroupe Sawmill and Pallet for 20 years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Cherryville. He was a sportsman, and enjoyed coin collecting. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Blanche Harrelson Stroupe; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Harlan O'Malley of Marietta, SC, Dot and Carl Patrick of Shelby, and Patricia and Ron Whitaker of Cherryville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Barbara Stroupe, and Don and Dian Stroupe, all of Cherryville; a stepson and his wife, Bob and Rexanne Beam of Fallston; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian McKinley Stroupe; a sister, Katherine Wakefield; and his parents. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Cherryville. Burial was at City Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.

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SUMMERS, Helen
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Helen Benson Summers, 90, passed away June 4, 2008 at the Haven in Highland Creek. She was born March 20, 1918 in Iredell County to the late Ralph Glenn and Rose Johnson Summers. She retired from Pillowtex. She was a member of Gilwood Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and deacon, and was active with the Presbyterian Women. She is survived by a sister, Mary S. Davis. Services were held at Gilwood Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Gilwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery with arrangements by Raymer Funeral Home.

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SWAIN, Ibra
RUTHERFORDTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Ibra Dean Swain, 83, died June 2, 1988 at Rutherford Hospital. He was born February 10, 1905 in Grayson County, TX to John M. and Allie McDowell Swain. He retired from Bigelow-Sanford, and was a member of the Green Creek First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Daniel D. Swain; a sister, Joyce Dollar; a brother, L.W. Swain; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Jones Swain. Services were held at the Green Creek First Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of McFarland Funeral Chapel.

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TAYLOR, Mary
NEWPORT, NORTH CAROLINA: Mary Scarboro Taylor, 79, died August 19, 2008 at her home. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Morehead City. Survivors include three sons, Jeff Taylor (Gena) of Newport, Paul R. Taylor, Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Jonathan Taylor (Michelle) of Little Rock, AR; three daughters, Lisa Taylor Shipp (Ken) of Ocean, Donna Taylor Chapman of Morehead City, and Sheryl Taylor Kennedy of Stuart, FL; a brother, Rebert Scarboro, Jr. (Debbie) of Haw River; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Taylor, Sr.; a son, Keith M. Taylor; her parents, Rebert and Madeline Scarboro; and a sister, Lynette Piner. Arrangements were handled by Munden Funeral Home. Note: Interment may be at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

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TEMPLE, Hazel
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Hazel Temple, 68, died January 1, 2007. She was born March 22, 1938 to Hannum Crawford Everhart and Corrinna Leonard Everhart. She was a retired upholstery seamstress at Lexington Home Brands. She is survived by her husband, J.C. "Jack" Temple; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Bobby Van Hoy, Carolyn and Richard Franks, Sr., and Roxann and Rev. Phillip Carter, all of Lexington; three sisters, Iris Collins, Gertrude Everhart, and Kathleen Church, all of Lexington; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Everhart and Doniese Everhart; and two brothers, Hoyt Everhart and Samuel Everhart. Services were held at Victory Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home.

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THATCHER, Harriet
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Harriet Mabel Thatcher, 89, died in May of 1973. She was born in 1884 to Odin Wanvig and Augusta Zacke. She was a former resident of Milwaukee, WI. Family members include a daughter, Mrs. John W. Davis of Asheville; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James S. Thatcher. Interment was Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee with arrangements by Philip J. Weiss Funeral Home. Note: One record gives her father's name as Peter Odin Wanvig.

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THOMPSON, Merle
RAEFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Merle Richard Thompson, 22, died March 6, 1968 at Moore Memorial Hospital. He was born June 3, 1945. He was a Vietnam War veteran, and served in the U.S. Army. Services were held at the Crumpler Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pompano Beach, FL.

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TONEY, Pearl
MARION, NORTH CAROLINA: Pearl P. Toney, 101, died May 13, 2006. She was born March 19, 1905 to Hezekiah and Katie Roberts Price. She was a charter member of Light House Baptist Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; and her extended family and friends at Blue Ridge Terrace Apartments. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd O. Toney; and her parents. Interment was at Dysartsville Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Westmoreland Funeral Home.

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TORRES, Ramiro
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Ramiro Torres died December 18, 2008. He was born February 3, 1966. Services were held at University Park Baptist Church. Interment was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens under the direction of A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service.

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TRUZY, Elizabeth
MOUNT OLIVE, NORTH CAROLINA: Elizabeth W. Truzy, 64, died May 17, 2006 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro. She was the daughter of Eddie Wright and Catherine Cox Wolfork. Survivors include her husband, George Truzy, Jr.; four daughters, Elizabeth K. Bryant of Dudley, Fannie Truzy Mimms of Winston-Salem, Jennifer Benjamin of Gary, IN, and Patricia Renthrope of Jacksonville, FL; four sons, Clinton Truzy and Patrick Truzy, both of Baltimore; and Nathaniel Truzy and George Truzy, both of Dudley; her mother, Catherine Cox Wolfork of Goldsboro; a brother, Bobby Lee Wright of New Haven, CT; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Johnson Chapel United Holy Church. Interment was at Carver Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Garris Funeral Home.

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TUGMAN, Grace
NORTH WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Grace Etta Horton Tugman, 97, died June 19, 2003. She was born May 8, 1906 to Zade and Liza Thomas Horton. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Alvin Allen Tugman of Moravian Falls; a sister, Annie Lipford of Ferguson; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Tugman. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

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TUTHEROW, Pearlie
CHERRYVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Pearlie Mae Winebarger Tutherow, 89, died March 27, 2007. She was born March 26, 1918 to Henry and Dolly Jackson Winebarger. Survivors include two daughters, Shilda Pope (Rodney) and Juanita Turner Bridges, all of Cherryville; a sister, Beulah Seals of Pinellas Park, FL; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Silas Tutherow; and her parents. Interment was at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

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USHER, Ralph, Sr.
LAURINBURG, NORTH CAROLINA: Ralph Usher, Sr., 82, died March 18, 2007. He was born March 31, 1924 in Marlboro County to the late Will and Lizzie M. Usher. He was a farmer, and attended South Laurinburg Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Sammie Ray Usher and Lizzie Chavis, both of Hamlet, and Ralph Usher, Jr., Betty Sunderland, and Sarah Smith, all of Laurinburg; a sister, Bessie Chavis of Laurinburg; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Catherine Chavis Usher; a son, Johnny Usher; and two brothers, Fred Usher and Nelworth Usher. Burial was at Scotland Cemetery by Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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VEREEN, Leavy
CHADBOURN, NORTH CAROLINA: Leavy Vereen, 77, died May 8, 2011 at Columbus Regional Healthcare System. He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Vereen; two sons, Dantonio Vereen and Charles Campbell; five daughters, Carolyn Vereen, Shirley Vereen, Dora Vereen, Eva Mae Singleton, and Willie Dean McDuffie; his mother, Carrie Vereen; a brother, Ernest Vereen; and a sister, Betty Gause. Services were held at Zion Wall Freewill Baptist Church. Interment was at Belvue Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

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VOLIVA, Marvin
MARION, NORTH CAROLINA: Marvin Voliva, 77, died July 12, 2003 at the McDowell Hospital. He was born November 12, 1925 in Tyrrell County, NC to Shafter and Minnie Etheridge Voliva. He retired from the North Carolina Forestry Service, and was a member and deacon of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kristie Harmon (Ladelle) of Marion, and Frieda Costner (Michael) of Lake Mary, FL; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Alexander Voliva; and a daughter, Selma J. Voliva. Services were held at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Interment was at the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery by Westmoreland Funeral Home.

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WALLACE, Dr. Hubert E., Sr.
HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA: Dr. Hubert E. Wallace, Sr. 54, died October 20, 2011 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was born November 23, 1956 in High Point to Howard C. Wallace, Sr. and Olivia Lovely Wallace. He attended Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, and had been employed with Jessica Charles. He was a member of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research. Survivors include his wife, Kollock Wallace; five children, Jeremy Wallace, Hubert E. Wallace II, Demond Graham, Tomeka Kollock, and Michael Kollock; his mother; 6 grandchildren; three sisters, Delores Wallace, Ozella Becote, and Robin (William) Mathis; two brothers, Herman (Cathy) Wallace and Henry (Armeniqua) Wallace; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Howard C. Wallace, Jr.; and his paternal and maternal grandparents. Services were held at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church. Arrangements were handled by Peoples Funeral Services, Inc.

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WALSTON, Ellen
CAMDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Ellen Margaret Cartwright Walston died April 15, 2011 at her home. She was born November 14, 1930. She is survived by her husband, Cleveland Walston; a son, James Poole (Brenda) of Shiloh; a daughter, Tammy Sutton (Ronald) of Elizabeth City; three brothers, Quinton Cartwright of Maryland, Clarence Cartwright (Rubie) of Norfolk, VA, and Shelton Cartwright (Yvonne) of Queens, NY; a sister, Annie Skinner of Camden; 4 grandchildren; her cousins; and her friends. Services were held at New Sawyers Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Rivers Community Funeral Home.

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WEBB, Rebecca
ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: Rebecca Gulledge Webb, 38, died November 5, 1879. She was born August 11, 1841 to Thomas and Martha Moore Gulledge. She was survived by her husband, William D. Webb; and three children. Burial was at Gulledge-Webb Cemetery.

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WHITE, Judy
CONNELLY SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA: Judy Ellen White, 66, died July 13, 2007 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born January 13, 1941 in Burke County, NC to Paul White, Sr. and Mary Lou Maloney White. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Shull of Connelly Springs, and Debbie Denton of Wilmington; a son, Tommy Lee Denton (Debra) of Morganton, NC; a sister, Jean McCarthy (Vernon) of Nebo; brothers, Rev. Paul White, Jr. (Nancy) of Bostic, and John White (Catherine) and Bob White (Kay), all of Morganton; 3 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carolyn Pritchard; and a brother, Richard White. Interment was at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Sossoman Funeral Home.

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WHITESIDES, Ava
CONOVER, NORTH CAROLINA: Ava Sigmon Whitesides, 82, died June 1, 2000 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born July 5, 1917 in Catawba County to the late Alvin H. and Carrie Ethel Sigmon. She retired from the hosiery industry, and was a former member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Warren of Conover; three grandchildren; a niece; and a close friend, Alice Hass of Newton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Franklin Whitesides. Interment was at Catawba Memorial Park with arrangements by Drum Funeral Home.

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WIGFALL, George N.
JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: George Nehemiah Wigfall, 85, died October 18, 2007. He was a pipefitter, and worked at Camp Lejeune for 37 years. He was a member of St. Julia A.M.E. Zion Church since 1943, where he was a former president of the Usher Board and served on the Board of Trustees. He sang with the church's Gospel Choir and Male Chorus, and was a preacher steward for over 25 years. He was a Mason for over 50 years. He is survived by four daughters, Clara Moore (Dilon) of Greensboro, Cynthia Simons of Jacksonville, Joyce Ann Bryant of Washington, DC, and Maxine Benjamin of Long Island, NY; two sons, Samuel Wigfall (Mildred) of St. Louis, MO, and Rev. George N. Wigfall, Jr. (Betty) of Jacksonville; three brothers, Amaad Wigfall of Marion, SC, and Jonathan Wigfall and Herbert Wigfall, both of Georgetown, SC; 9 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; his cousins; his nieces and nephews, his church family; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Edna McCoy Wigfall; and a daughter, Laphere Wigfall Cottman. Services were held at St. Julia A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial with Masonic rites was at Onslow Memorial Park under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Arthur
MIDDLESEX, NORTH CAROLINA: Arthur R. Williams, 71, died April 9, 1982. He was born April 16, 1910. Survivors include his wife, Willie E. Whitley Williams; three daughters, Faye Tippett of Middlesex, and Barbara Morton and Betty Glover, both of Raleigh; two sisters, Gladys Barnes of Wilson, and Martha Tant of Zebulon; three brothers, Edgar Williams of Tarboro, Genatous Williams of Black Creek, and Robert Williams of Wilson; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Samaria Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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WILLIAMS, Mary
CANDLER, NORTH CAROLINA: Mary Fox Williams, 87, died November 14, 2007. She was born June 26, 1920 to the late William Madison and Amanda Metcalf Fox. She is survived by a son, Grayson Harmon Williams, Jr., (Glenna) of Candler; two daughters, Cilla Kay Edwards (Vernon) of Mars Hill, and Mandy Freeman of Candler; a sister, Zilla Fox Young of Erwin, TN; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grayson Harmon Williams, Sr. Interment was at Fox Family Cemetery in Yancey County under the direction of Wells Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Richard T.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Richard Tracy Williams, 53, died November 13, 2011 at his residence. He was born January 24, 1958 in Cleveland County to the late Eugene and Sallie Mae Vernon Williams. He worked for Wal-Mart in Shelby. Survivors include a son, Richard L. Williams; two brothers, Fredrick and Michael Williams; five sisters, Betsy Williams, Java W. Sherer (James), Tina W. Smith (Ron), Mae Katherine Smith, and Gloria W. Burris (Carl); and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery under the direction of Genesis Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMSON, Douglas
NEWLAND, NORTH CAROLINA: Douglas Williamson, 74, died September 1, 2007 at his home. He was born August 10, 1933. Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Sudderth Williamson; two daughters, Janet Williamson Ridenhour (Jeff) of New London, and Adrian Williamson Singleton (Ryan) of Waynesville; a stepdaughter, Scarlett Woody (Randy) of Montezuma; a stepson, Chris Smith (Lisa) of Portland, OR; 5 grandchildren; and 3 nieces. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Newland. Arrangements were under the direction of Hampton Funeral Service.

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WIMBUSH, Isabelle
SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Isabelle Wimbush, 70, died January 17, 2007 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was born August 11, 1936. She is survived by two daughters, Noreen Wimbush of Sanford, and Nadine Cole (Robert) of Albuquerque, NM; a son, James E. Wimbush, Jr. of Wyandanch, NY; eight stepchildren; two sisters, Lois Hines and Norma Thompson, both of New York; two brothers, James Bunn of California, and Alan Bunn of New York; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Knotts Funeral Home.

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WOOD, William C.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: William Clyde "Bill" Wood, 81, died January 20, 2009. He was born October 17, 1927 to Herbert and Bertha Cruse Wood. He worked as a roofer for over 33 years, and attended Newell Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Hope "Dot" Wood; two sons, Ricky Wood and Wayne Wood; 2 grandchildren; and great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank D. Wood; and his parents. Interment was at Charlotte Memorial Gardens.

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WOODARD, Walter L., Sr.
WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA: Walter Lee Woodard, Sr., 86, died April 17, 2012 at his home. He was born July 27, 1925 to Lewis and Bessie Applewhite Woodard. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janie Lee Woodard; a daughter, Daisy Woodard; a son, Walter Woodard, Jr.; his stepsons, Billy Adams (Sabrina), David Adams, Jaspher Adams, Keith Adams and Carlester Lucas; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mozelle High (Ray) and Shirley Hill (James); and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a stepdaugther, Wanda Williams; two sisters, Lizzie Woodard and Sarah Woodard; and two brothers, Johnny Woodard and Isaiah Woodard. Services were held at White Oak Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment was at Rest Haven Cemetery by Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

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WOOLARD, Tillie
WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Tillie Motan Woolard, 95, died April 29, 2007. She was born July 5, 1911 to Wiley Sylvester Woolard and Agnes Rawls Woolard. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ, where she taught the Junior High Sunday School Class for 37 years, and was also a longtime Vacation Bible School teacher. She volunteered at Beaufort County Hospital and the Beaufort County Mental Health Association, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by a son, Wiley M. Woolard (Doris) of Washington; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey McMullan Woolard; four sisters, Leona Bagley, Gladys Sheppard, Ola Mae Gurkin, and Charlie Roy; and her parents. Interment was at Oakdale Cemetery by Paul Funeral Home.

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WORIAX, Hazel
RAEFORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Hazel H. Woriax, 67, died April 9, 2011 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1943 in Hoke County to the late David and Otellar Jones Henderson. She worked for Hoke County for 25 years, and was a member of Mount Elim Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. She is survived by two daughters, Nicole Woriax and Brenda J. Woriax, both of Raeford; six sisters, Rachel Locklear (Ellis) of Raeford, Gensie Henderson of Aberdeen, and Mattiebell Scott (Marvin), Betty Sue Hunt (Bobby), Joan Hunt, and Barbara Henderson, all of Red Springs; and two brothers, Rev. Donnie Henderson (Ann) of Edenton, and Rev. Ivory Henderson (Christine) of Red Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Waylon Woriax; and a daughter, Anna Marie Woriax. Services were held at Mount Elim Baptist Church. Burial was at Mount Elim Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Crumpler Funeral Home.

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XANTHOS, Leona
BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Leona Parker Xanthos died April 23, 2008. She was born May 23, 1920 to Louis and Fannie Parker. She was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ since 1946. Survivors include three children, Jay Xanthos of Rome, Susan Xanthos of Burlington, and Georgia and Robyn Morris of Wilmington; a sister; a brother; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Xanthos. Burial was at Pine Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Rich and Thompson Funeral Service.

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YARBOUGH, Edward
SEMORA, NORTH CAROLINA: Edward Yarbough, 87, died March 6, 2007. He was born August 28, 1919. He attended Old Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Charles Yarbough of Semora, and Ned Bailey of Philadelphia, PA; five daughters, Thelma Jones of Hollywood, AL, Yvonne Woods of Scottsboro, AL, Nancy Barnette of Newark, NJ, and Elvin Blackwell and Vernice Stewart, both of Semora; four sisters, Dora Y. Johnson, Ruby Lee Street, Helen Jones, and Hurley Thompson, all of Roxboro; three brothers, Lewis Yarbough of Raleigh, NC, and Alex Joe Yarbough and Frank Yarbough, both of Roxboro; 17 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. Services were held at Old Mount Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home.

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YELTON, Spurgeon
SPINDALE, NORTH CAROLINA: Spurgeon Kendrel Yelton died July 29, 1991 at a local nursing home. He was born January 4, 1900 in Rutherford County, NC to Jasper and Alberta Grayson Yelton. He was a retired postmaster at the Spindale Post Office, and attended the First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Harbison of Spindale, and Emily K. Ashley of Goose Creek, SC; two sisters, Annie Wolf of Spindale, and Mary Dobbins of Charlotte; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in Forest City under the direction of Crowe's Mortuary.

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YOUNGBIRD, Henry
JACKSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: Henry Youngbird, 44, of the Paint Town community, died March 16, 1977. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War with 15 years of service. Survivors include three brothers, James, Edmond and Ned Youngbird of Cherokee; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Stamper Cemetery under the direction of Moody Funeral Home.

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ZEIGLER, Betty
EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Betty Masters Zeigler, 80, died November 24, 2006. She was born July 30, 1926 to the late Roy and Lucille Meredith Masters. She attended the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, George Edward Zeigler, Jr.; two daughters, Mary Z. Ferreira (Garry) of Matthews, and Dr. Sally Z. Thomas (Mark) of Raleigh; a brother, William R. "Pete" Masters of Anderson, SC; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Lawson Cemetery.

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