Our Obituaries

Helen Maxine Lubbock

August 19, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Helen Maxine Lubbock,Her life and her legacy began August 19, 1928. Meeting her at heavens gates are her parents Eula and Raymond Hughes, a step dad Paul Perkins, a beloved grandson Troy McDuffie, a baby brother Harmon, and her son in law Ronald Rackley. Today Helen traded in her Earthly crown of being the rock of the family for her wings as she is now rejoicing with her loved ones and our...
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Ruth Elva Morris

March 9, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Fayetteville - Ruth Elva Morris, 89, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Haymount Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville, surrounded by her family.Ruth was born March 9, 1928 in Red Hill, PA to the late David Smith and Lillian Oppelt . She was a homemaker, mother, wife of the late George Morris for 42 years and mother of six children.Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a...
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Bessie Alene Barber

October 7, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Bessie Alene Barber, 89 of Fayetteville, North Carolina died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Cumberland Nursing and rehab center in Fayetteville, North Carolina with family by her side.Alene was preceded in death by her husband John Barber, son Danny Barber, three sisters and two brothers.She was a lifelong member of New Life Baptist Church and loved the almighty God.Funeral services will be...
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Bobby Edward Lambert

February 3, 1965 - November 20, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE - Bobby Edward Lambert Jr., 52 died Monday at Bladen County Hospital.Bobby was born February 3, 1965 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Bobby Edward Sr. and Irene Kim Whightsil. He was a veteran of the US Army.Funeral services will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 202 Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville. Interment will follow in Lafayette...
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Christa Rena Jones

April 20, 1973 - November 16, 2017

Christa Renae Jones, 44, died Wednesday November 15, 2017. She was born in Cumberland County, NC to the late Donnie Spell and surviving mother Rebecca Brown Spell. In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Robert Watts; eldest daughter Kayla Almazan and son-in-law Rolando Almazan; Daughter Shayna Raynor, Daughter Briana Raynor and Fiance Matt Sova, Daughter Brook Jones, and...
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Mary Lou McComas

November 13, 2017

Mary Lou Parker McComas, 70 originally from St. Albans West Virginia, passed away on Monday, November 13.She was born in Charleston West Virginia on December 9, 1946 to parents Albert and Mildred Parker. She married Mervin E. McComas on July 3, 1967.Her love of music allowed her to develop her talent as a pianist and organist. She played piano and organ for over 35 years in military chapels for...
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Charles William Smalls

February 22, 1939 - November 11, 2017

.Fayetteville - MSG Charles William Smalls, Jr., (ret) 78, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 with his family at his side. Charles was born in Wilkes County, NC, February 22, 1939, to the late Charles William Sr. and Octavia Jarvis Smalls. He retired from the US Army with 26 years of service including two tours of duty in Vietnam.Funeral services will be at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel Saturday,...
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Leslie John Albury

October 19, 1945 - October 25, 2017

Leslie John Albury, 72 died Wednesday, in Duke University after an extended illness.Leslie was born October 19, 1947 in Nassau, Bahamas, to Ralph and Barbara Albury. After he serviced in the US Army, he worked as a mechanic at Purolator Filter Company in Fayetteville.He is survived by his wife, Cha Albury; daughter, Kim Albury; siblings, Berry Albury, Barbara Jean Rua, William A. Albury and Keith...
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Emma Lee Dixon

August 30, 1934 - October 21, 2017

Emma Lee Dixon, age 83, departed this life on October 21, 2017.Emma was the daughter of John and Annie Dixon was born in Greene County, NC on August 30, 1934. She accepted Christ at an early age where she served until she moved to Katy, TX with her daughter and son-in-law Doris and Samuel Bell Jr. She became a member of Mt, Sinai Baptist Church of Houston, TX working with the Senior Ministry...
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Essie Louise Gilmore

May 9, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Louise Adcox Gilmore, 86, of Hope Mills, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Cape Fear Medical Center surrounded by her family.Louise was born May 9, 1931 in Cumberland County to the late David and Lena Adcox. In addition to her parents a son, James Earl Gilmore, preceded Louise in death.Funeral services will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Hope Mills Church of God at 2:00 pm with interment to...
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Retha Forrest Hardwick

September 2, 1929 - October 9, 2017

Retha Forrest Hardwick, 88, died Monday, October 9, 2017.Retha was born September 2, 1929 in Craven County, NC to the late Willie S. and Lillian Bell Laughinghouse Dunn.Along with her parents, Retha was preceded in death by her husband, Earl S. Hardwick, and son, Jerry Forrest.A graveside funeral service will be conducted Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at Cumberland Memorial Cemetery, 4509...
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William Stacy Bledsoe

December 12, 1939 - October 3, 2017

William S Bledsoe, Jr. went home to the Lord to spend eternity with his wife of 51 years. He passed peacefully at his son's home surrounded by family and close friends. After a long life of abundant joy and happiness he is survived by his four children, Jean Cottrell, Robin Jolly, William S. Bledsoe III and Richard Bledsoe. He was a loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren...
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Francis Clair Edgerly

August 17, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Mr. Edgerly 88 years of age went home to be with Our Lord on October 3, 2017. He was born August 17,1929 the only child of Dorthea Shaw Edgerly and Francis C. Edgerly Sn, and was the husband of Dorothy Grant Edgerly for 63 years. Frank was a devoted Husband, Father, Papa, and Elder to his family and our Lord who he served faithfully always. He was a retired Vice President of H H Robertson,...
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Billy Ray Alexander

May 16, 1933 - September 23, 2017

LUMBERTON - Billy Ray Alexander, 84, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Southeastern Hospice House.Billy was born May 16, 1933 in China Grove, North Carolina to the late Oscar and Pearl Sechler Alexander. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over thirty-six years, Margaret Ann McArver Alexander and a brother, Harry Alexander.Funeral Services will be Tuesday,...
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Charles Lee Johnson

June 15, 1953 - September 20, 2017

Our grandfather Charles Lee Johnson was taken to heaven Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to be eternally with his wife and our grandmother, Julie Johnson, and our mother Leah Johnson Caulder.Charles was born June 15, 1953 in Cumberland County to the late James E. and Hilda West Johnson.Funeral services will be Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norwood...
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Anneliese Fritz Hurd

December 10, 1933 - September 17, 2017

Anneliese Fitz Hurd, 83, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born December 19, 933 in Germany to the late Eugene and Eva Fritz. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death of her husband of 50+ years James M. Hurd. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Cumberland Memorial...
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Elizabeth Fernandez Karas

April 16, 1949 - September 15, 2017

Elizabeth Fernandez Karas, 68, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at her residence with family by her side.She was born April 16, 1949 in New York, NY to Gilbert and Emma Fernandez. After graduation, she spend several years in the US Army as a nurse and continued this profession after returning to civilian life.Memorial services will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 am in Rivers of Living...
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Sfc Charles Overton

April 30, 1934 - September 15, 2017

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Francisco Gonzalez

April 11, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Alfred Norman Brafford

May 10, 1916 - September 5, 2017

Alfred Norman Brafford, 101, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in North Carolina State Veterans Nursing Home in Fayetteville.Alfred was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to the late Norman Haywood and Hazel Taylor Brafford. He served in the US Army during World War II. He was devoted to his adopted town of Hope Mills, working with the local government to improve the town. He served on the town...
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Gloria Jean Marquart

November 6, 1947 - September 1, 2017

.Gloria Jean Marquart, 69, of Hope Mills died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.Gloria was born November 11, 1947 in Evansville Indiana to the late James and Geneva Kendall Abney. She was retired from the claims department of Walmart .Funeral services will be Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7 pm at Reeves Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-7 pm prior to the service...
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Mary Louise Jackson

August 28, 1933 - August 23, 2017

Mary Louise Jackson, 83 died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Cumberland Nursing Home with family at her side.She was born October 28, 1933 in Robeson County, North Carolina to the late Arter and Mary Jackson.Funeral services will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Adams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 am-1 pm at the funeral...
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Wilma Inez Mercer

December 13, 1937 - August 19, 2017

Wilma Mercer, 79 died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Wilma was born December 13, 1937 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to the late Woodrow and Dewel Richerson. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Mercer; sister, Doris Kelly and brother Keith Richerson and granddaughter Kimberly Mercer.Funeral services will be Thursday,...
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Kenneth Lee Cyrus

March 16, 1942 - August 12, 2017

SFC Kenneth Lee Cyrus (ret), 75, received his final assignment Saturday, August 12, 2017.Kenneth was born March 16, 1942 in Hurricane West Virginia to the late Kenneth Hugh and Bessie Marie Terry Cyrus. In addition to his parents two brothers, Fred William Cyrus and Robert Edward Cyrus and a sister, Virginia Bell Cyrus, preceded Kenneth in death.He was retired from the US Army with over 20 years...
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John Terrell Strickland

March 2, 1936 - August 12, 2017

John Terrell Strickland, 81, of St. Pauls died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.He was born March 2, 1936 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the late Joe Hugh and Mary Driggers Strickland. John graduated from Lower Marlboro County High School in Blenheim, South Carolina. After graduation, he moved from Bennettsville to Fayetteville where he worked at Kelly...
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Randall Blair Harrell

March 19, 1962 - August 11, 2017

Randall Blair Harrell, 55, died Friday, August 11, 2017 with his family by his side.Randal was born March 19, 1962 in Wilmington, NC to Horace and Marie Johnston Harrell. He attended Seventy-First High School and was an auto mechanic.A memorial gathering will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home.Among those to remember his past and morn, his passing include his...
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Walter Tull Nobles

August 14, 1939 - August 8, 2017

Walter Tull Nobles, Sr., 77, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 with family by his side.Walter was born August 14, 1939 in Jamestown, NC to the late Walter Leon and Fannie Elizabeth Harris Nobles. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-two years Marie Myers Nobles.No funeral plans available at this time.Survivors include a daughter, Penny Maxwell and her husband, Jeff;...
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Dorothy Mae Spakes

May 20, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Matthews Spakes, 86, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.Dorothy was born May 20, 1931 in Matthews, NC to the late Kurt and Mae Garman Matthews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Whisenant.Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 202 Hope Mills Road,...
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Fay Elizabeth Jones

May 19, 1942 - August 2, 2017

Fay Elizabeth (Cowell) Jones of Cumberland County, died August 2, 2017, at the Cape Fear Medical Valley Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, following a sudden cardiac incident.She was born May 19, 1942, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jesse Forrest Cowell, Jr., and Emily Louise (Strope) Cowell. Fay grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and experienced first-hand what it...
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Charles Lee Gainey

July 18, 1941 - July 29, 2017

On Saturday evening, July 29, 2017 Charles Lee Gainey, 76 was called home to paint his final picture with family gathered by his side.Charles was born July 18, 1941 in Cheraw, South Carolina to the late Ems and Mamie Jacobs Gainey. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother David Gainey. He was a talented artist and enjoyed showing his works.Funeral services will be Thursday,...
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Vickie Lynn Hulen

October 12, 1958 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Dale Ann Mullins

September 26, 1947 - July 17, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE    -- Dale Haberstok Mullins, 70, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at home with family by her side.Dale was predeceased by her husband, Calvin Dale Mullins.A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.Among those to cherish her memory and morn her...
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Eddie Williams

May 15, 1956 - July 14, 2017

Eddie Williams, Jr., 61 died Friday, July 14, 2017 with his loving family by his side.Eddie was born May 15, 1956 in Cumberland County to the late Rufus and Janie Ruth Locklear Williams.Along with his parents Eddie was also predeceased by a brother, Ernest Williams.Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Thompson...
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Cardell Locklear

May 17, 1938 - July 5, 2017

Fayetteville - Cardell (Dell) Locklear was not only a wonderful loving husband but also an incredible and caring father. Cardell, at the age 79, passed away at 2:35 pm, Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. He was retired from the US Army in 1977 and retired from Black and Decker in 1998. He is preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Pearl...
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John Otis Mercado

August 22, 1954 - July 1, 2017

CPT (Ret) John O. Mercado, 62, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Duke Home Care & Hospice in Durham, NC after a well fought battle with lymphoma. John was a wonderful husband, provider, and father. He grew up at St. Mary's Boys Home in Syosset, NY. John retired from the US Army in 1996 as a CH47 Helicopter Maintenance Test Pilot. He worked at Womack as a...
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Paul Joseph Meuse

April 28, 1971 - June 27, 2017

Paul Joseph Meuse, 46, died at Lower Cape Fear Hospice as a result of a motorcycle accident.He was born April 28, 1971 in Fayetteville, NC to Paul Richard and Grace Thorpe Meuse. Paul was a veteran of the US Army and gave back to the community as a nurse in Texas.Funeral services will be Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Sandhills State Veteran Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC, with military...
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Mike Bernard Zaksek

February 28, 1928 - June 26, 2017

.Mike Bernard Zaksek, 89, of Raeford, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at the First Health Hospice and Palliative Care Campus in Pinehurst.Mike was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to the late Martin and Josephine Tomasolvich Zaksek. He retired from the US Army after 20 years of honorable service.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Frances.Funeral...
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Geraldine Armistead

February 1, 1940 - June 23, 2017

Fayetteville - Mrs. Geraldine Shipp Armistead, 77, peacefully passed away at her home Friday, June 23, 2017 with her family by her side.Geraldine was born February 1, 1940, in Clinton, NC. She is predeceased by her husband, 1LT (R) Grady B. Armistead, and grandson, Anthony Melvin. She is survived by her son, Grady Armistead, and daughters, Pamela Armistead-Lindow, and Helen Armistead; five grand...
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Doris Estelle Lynch

October 22, 1934 - June 19, 2017

Doris Estelle Lynch, 82, of Hope Mills, died peacefully, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville.She was born October 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Annie Baxley and the late Vernon Lynch of St. Pauls, North Carolina. In addition to her parents, her brother, David N. Lynch of Fayetteville, preceded Ms.Lynch in death.Ms. Lynch was trained as a...
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Margaret Florence Barnes

August 16, 1924 - June 6, 2017

Fayetteville Mrs. Margaret "Marge" Barnes, 92, of Fayetteville passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born in Paris, Arkansas, August 16, 1924. She was the fifth of seven children born to Barney and Fannie Geesing.At age 19, she married her first husband, Guy V. Stegall, and became a military wife for the next 18 years. As a homemaker, she devoted her life to raising her two daughters,...
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Hazel Olivia Smith

June 10, 1931 - June 6, 2017

Fayetteville - Hazel Hill Smith of Fayetteville, NC passed away peacefully at her home on June 6, 2017. She was a long time member of Jesus First Church of Fayetteville, NC. She is survived by a daughter, Denise Castle and husband Sidney Castle of Winona, MS. son, Tommy Smith of Hope Mills, NC. A daughter, Diane Rozier and husband David Rozier. Hazel had 9 grandchildren, and 13 great...
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Sara Cashwell Donaldson

March 23, 1933 - June 3, 2017

Sara Cashwell Donaldson, 84, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at her home at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sara was born and raised in Hope Mills, NC, daughter of the late Arthur Dixon and Elizabeth Macdonald Cashwell. She has been proceeded in death by three brothers, Malcolm, Richard, and Alexander (Tom), and three sisters, Emily, Margaret, and Francis. She is survived by...
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Walter Gary Washington

June 4, 1951 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Pearl Alice Overeen

December 23, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Pearl was born to Elmer & Jennie Bishop on December 23rd, 1927 in Pocahontas County, Iowa. During the depression years at an early age, she began living with her aunt Annie and uncle Rob who loved and cared for her like their own. Pearl remained with them until graduating in May 1945 and then went on to marry her school sweetheart and have 3 "precious" children: Linda, Carson, & Dennis...
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Donna Edwards

July 5, 1944 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Michelle Maria Butzgy

May 18, 1967 - May 20, 2017

Fayetteville - On May 20th, 2017 Michelle Butzgy accepted an offer for a new position from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus and a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. We will miss her humor, creativity, and love that she brought to all of our lives. Michelle would like her wife, Chris Cobb of Fayetteville, NC; two...
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Carolyn Diane Jones

June 21, 1959 - May 19, 2017

Carolyn D. Rodriguez Jones passed away May 19, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at the age of 57 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 21, 1959 at Ft. Campbell Kentucky.Carrie grew up in a proud Special Forces family giving her the opportunity to see the world which she cherished. After graduating college in 1979, she began her career in the medical field while also raising...
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Dorothy Glory Simmons

October 17, 1926 - May 16, 2017

Fayetteville - Mrs. Dorothy G. Simmons, age 90, passed into eternal life on May 16, 2017. She was preceded by her loving husband, Harold Simmons, in1996. Dorothy was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 17, 1926. Throughout her work life she served as an executive secretary in a number of positions. Her final and most personally rewarding positions were in working for the City of Shaker Heights,...
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Wonpen Lofton

May 1, 1945 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Richard Knox

October 9, 1951 - May 13, 2017

The flag was lowered to half-staff in the hearts of the family of Richard Knox, 65, as he received his final assignment on May 13, 2017 at The State Veterans Hospital.Richard was born October 9, 1951 in Whitwell Tennessee to Clara Harris and the late Louis Knox. He retired from the US Army with over 20 years of exemplary service with many awards and metals. Funeral services will be conducted...
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Lura Elizabeth Gaskins

April 22, 1927 - May 9, 2017

Lura Elizabeth Gaskins, 90, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017.She was born in Tabor City, North Carolina April 22, 1927 to the late James Luther and Hattie Elizabeth Granger Ward.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvan Taylor Gaskins; son, Rocky Wayne Gaskins; daughters, Ima Gene McLaurin and Aleashia Lorrine Lamp.Graveside funeral services will be Friday, May 12, 2017 at...
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Joseph Dewitt Carver

June 1, 1933 - May 8, 2017

"JD" went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday May 8, 2017. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83. He was born in St. Charles, AR, and proudly served in the US military for 40 years. During those years he was a member of the U.S Army as well as the NC Army National Guard. He served as the Battalion Community Sergeant then as the Battalion Medical Sergeant. He...
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Wilda Mae McPhail

April 25, 1930 - May 7, 2017

Fayetteville - Wilda Mae McPhail, 87, died Sunday, May 7, 2017.Wilda was born April 25, 1930 in Raleigh County, West Virginia to the late Rufus Edward and Effie Mae Morman Cline.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Joseph McPhail; brothers; Tom Cline and Don Cline; sisters Pauline Meadows and Fairy Hedrick.Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 13,...
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Irma Swan Nordhus

October 9, 1940 - May 5, 2017

Fayetteville - Irma Swan Core Nordhus, 76, of Fayetteville died May 5,2017 at home.Mrs. Nordhus was preceded in death by her parents; Willie Oscar and Irma Ward Core. Her husband; Robert George Nordhus Sr. Three brothers; Howard Core, Leesane Core and David Core. And her special companion; May-May. Left to cherish her memory are two sons; Robert George Nordhus Jr., Eric Russell Nordhus. One...
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Michael Timothy O'Halpin

April 15, 1956 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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William S. Johnson

October 29, 1930 - May 2, 2017

Fayetteville - William Sanford Johnson, 86, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017.William was born October 29, 1930 in Floyd, Kentucky to the late William Sanford and Vinnie Merrell Johnson. William served in the US Army for seven years, and retired from the US Air Force after and additional thirteen years. After leaving the military service he retired from Black and Decker with twenty-fire years of service...
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Francis Harry Estadt

August 19, 1924 - May 1, 2017

Francis "Fran" Estadt, 92, died peacefully on May 1, 2017 in his Hope Mills, NC home with family at his side. Fran was a World War II veteran, where he served in 5 battles, including the Invasion on Normandy. Fran was born August 19, 1924 in Cedarville, NJ to John and Mary Jane Estadt. Drafted by The Philadelphia Athletics as a pitcher, Fran put his dreams on hold when drafted to serve...
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Jeffery Ander Brewington

November 1, 1955 - April 23, 2017

In Loving MemoryMr. Jeffery Ander Brewington, 62, of Fayetteville, NC, transitioned into eternity on Sunday, April 23, 2017.Jeffery was born on January 11, 1955, in Cumberland County, NC, to Leander Brewington and the late Frances Goins Brewington.Jeffery leaves behind to cherish his memory his dad, Leander Brewington; a sister, Linda (Jesse) Henderson; a sister, Brenda (Arthur) Padilla; a...
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Cw4 Leland James Brinson

February 25, 1934 - April 20, 2017

CW4 Leland James Brinson, (Ret), received his final orders on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and departed his present assignment for a final reward.Leland was born February 25, 1934 in Duplin County, NC to the late Hillary Thomas and Ruby Griffith Brinson. He proudly served in the US Army for over twenty-six years serving in Vietnam for three tours of duty. After retirement, he served as Hope Mills...
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Sfc John Robert Duffer

September 17, 1927 - April 17, 2017

Fayetteville - SFC (Ret.) John Robert Duffer Jr. ,89, died April 17, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.The Funeral will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Cumberland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 12 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to the service in the Cumberland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.He served in the US Merchant Marines during WWII. He also was in the US...
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Iris Jean Draughon

April 3, 1933 - April 16, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE - Iris Jean Draughon, 84, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.Iris was born April 3, 1933 in Johnson County to the late Jessie and Leola Barefoot Lee.Along with her parents, she was predeceased in death by her husband, Charles Draughon.Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel, conducted...
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Jacqueline Wellman Stewart

July 13, 1935 - April 4, 2017

Jacqueline Wellman StewartJuly 13, 1935-Apil 4, 2017Jacqueline Wellman Stewart, died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C.Jacqueline was born July 13, 1935 in Portland, Maine to the late Archibald and Jannette Cochran. Jacqueline graduated High School at the age of 18 in Portland Maine. Jacqueline's favored profession was bookkeeping for her whole...
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Anthony Leon Watson

July 3, 1959 - April 1, 2017

A inurnment for Anthony Leon Watson will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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Martin Alfred Bowman

November 12, 1927 - March 18, 2017

HOPE MILLS - LTC retired Martin Alfred Bowman, 89, took his final assignment with his family by his side Saturday March 18, 2017.Martin was born November 12, 1927 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to the late Andrew Jackson and Charity Matilda Griffith Bowman. He served his country for over 26 years in the US Army with service during WWII, Vietnam and the Korean War. His outstanding service was...
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Richard Ellsworth Davis

June 28, 1950 - March 16, 2017

Richard Ellsworth Davis, 66, of Fayetteville left this world of toil and trouble, Thursday, March 16, 2017.Richard was born June 28, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Robert Wayne Sr. and Susan Lloyd Davis. He was a caring and loving person and worked many years in the prosthetic and orthotics field and improved the standard of living for many especially the children he cared for daily....
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Hugh Wilson Deane

August 19, 1940 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Sgm Ronald William Coleman

December 11, 1943 - March 3, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017 SGM Ronald William Coleman (Ret.) "Papa", 73, received his final orders and departed this world or wars and problems with his family at his side. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 11:00 am, at Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills.Ronald was born December 11, 1943 in Orangeburg County South Carolina to the late William Griffin and Katherine Bowen...
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Michael Anthony Disidoro

February 8, 1938 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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William Maynard

June 14, 1934 - February 26, 2017

On Sunday, February 26, 2017 God reached down to William (Bill) Maynard and took him home to his final reward as his family said their final good byes at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton, NC.Bill was born June 14, 1934 in Harnett County to the late Latice Carr Maynard, Sr. and wife Avalene. After retiring as a minister Bill designed and made knives.Funeral services will be Wednesday, March...
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Inge Garrison

February 14, 1945 - February 24, 2017

Fayetteville - Inge Garrison, 72, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Kermit Garrison;...
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Mary Elaine Player

March 11, 1944 - February 20, 2017

Mary Elaine Player, 73, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with family at her side.Mary Elaine was born March 1, 1944 in Sampson County, North Carolina, to the late Roy Bernard and Penny Evelyn Strickland Clifton.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubbard Sampson Player and daughter Debra Marie Kalr.Those left to...
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Ofelia Artiga

December 6, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Ofelia Artiga, 91, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.Ofelia was born December 6, 1925 in El Salvador to the late Alfredo and Nicolasa Estrada Artiga.Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Elias Sandoval. Entombment will follow at Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. Visitation will...
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Digna Teresa Wenzell

December 18, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Digna Teresa Wenzell, 91, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at her home with family members at her side.Teresa was born December 18, 1925 in Ecuador, to the late Luis F. and Digna Lopez.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Holger Wenzell Legarda; son Tyrone Wenzell, grandson, Henrold Gil; three brothers Armando Lopez, Gerardo Lopez, Roberto Lopez and one sister,...
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Jack Clifton Brisson

October 14, 1957 - February 7, 2017

Jack Clifton Brisson, 59, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.He was born October 14, 1957 in Virginia to the late Howard and Lucille Smith Brisson.Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 3:00 in the Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Cumberland Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Raeford Road in Fayetteville....
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William Loren Reece

February 8, 1992 - February 6, 2017

William Loren Reece, 24, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at UNC Hospital after a lingering illness.William was born February 8, 1992 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh in 2010 and received his Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from Western Carolina University in 2014.Relatives and friends will gather at Cumberland Baptist Church,...
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Addie Walters

December 26, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Addie Thomas Walters, 87, of Southport, North Carolina formerly of Hope Mills died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center with her family by her side.She was born on December 26, 1929 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Thomas L. and Alice Skipper Thomas.Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Reeves Funeral Home at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at...
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James Lowell Jude

July 23, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Hope Mills - SFC (Retired) James Lowell Jude, 84, received his final assignment Monday, January 23, 2017 at NC State Veterans Nursing Home in Fayetteville with family by his side. James was retired from the US Army with 23 years of loyal service. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11 am at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the...
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Peggy Arlene Atkinson

June 25, 1949 - January 20, 2017

In Loving memory of Peggy Atkinson: Born in Petersburg Virginia. She was the daughter of Clarence and Mary Jane Reese. She will join her parents, Daughter Carol lee Rhoden, Sister Mary Ann Garcia, and three brothers Charles Robertson , Lonnie Phillips and Walter Douglas Reese at her new home in the arms of our great Lord.She is survived by 3 daughters, Teresa Goldner, Betty Jamerson, and...
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Steven Curtis Stewart

May 24, 1964 - January 18, 2017

Hope Mills - Steven Curtis Stewart 52, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017.Steven was born May 24, 1964 in Fayetteville, NC to Harvey Stewart Sr., and the late Louise McLamb Stewart.He served with the Fort Bragg fire department for twenty years before retirement. And was a veteran of the US Army.Memorial services will be Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1 pm in Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with military...
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Brenda Jane Carter

January 2, 1956 - January 17, 2017

Brenda Jane Carter, 61, of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2017.She served in the U.S. Army for over six years, which took her all the to Giessen Germany where she was stationed for a few years. Brenda was also a nurse at the Fayetteville VA Hospital for over 20 years and retired in September with 30 years of service as a federal employee . She was a fan of all of her hometown teams to...
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Carlos Ray Tripp

June 3, 1954 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Betty Ruth Nobles

July 27, 1938 - January 11, 2017

HOPE MILLS - Betty Ruth Norris Nobles, 78 died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 with family by her side.Betty was born July 27, 1938 in Cumberland County to the late Henry Rodger and Ola Mae Thorton Norris. Along with her parents Betty was preceded in death by her husband of almost 40 years Harvey Lee Nobles and children Rhonda Jean and Harvey Dean Nobles. Funeral services will be Saturday,...
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Peggy Ann Allen

September 4, 1955 - January 10, 2017

HOPE MILLS - Peggy Ann Allen, 61, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center surrounded by her family.Peggy was born September 4, 1955 in Germany to the late Edwin and Eileen Brees.Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10 am at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street. Visitation will be at Reeves...
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Vicky Ellen Tew

December 2, 1944 - December 30, 2016

Vicky Ellen Tew, 72, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.Vicky was born December 2, 1944 in Cumberland County to the late Clarence and Kathleen Mozingo Raynor.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years Hasselle Graham Tew.Vicky enjoyed many years as a cashier in a convenience store. Her love for...
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William Anthony Hebert

October 15, 1943 - December 29, 2016

Fayetteville - Mr. William A. Hebert, MSGT US Army Retired, of Shannon, NC died on Thursday, December 29, 2016 after experiencing complications from COPD and congestive heart failure.Mr. Hebert was a widower; pre-deceased by his wife Dolly Jean Hebert in 2005 whom he loved dearly and was devoted to, having been married to her for 35 years. Mr. Hebert is survived by his brother Clifton Hebert;...
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Vallie Bledsoe

January 31, 1929 - December 25, 2016

Fayetteville - Vallie Rose Bledsoe, age 87, of Fayetteville, passed away on Christmas Day.Mrs. Bledsoe was born to the late Roland Johnson and Mittie Watts Johnson, January 31, 1929.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Neil Smith, Pastor Kim Chang and Pastor Tim Gore. Interment will follow at Gilmont...
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Florene H. Bordeaux

January 1, 1941 - December 21, 2016

Elizabethtown, N. C.Florene Humphrey Bordeaux, 75, of Elizabethtown died December 21, 2016 at Hospice of Union County.Mrs. Bordeaux was preceded in death by her mother, Bertie Culbreth. Son, Kenny Howell. Husband, Harold Bordeaux. Brothers, J. R. Humphrey and William Humphrey. She is survived by two sons, James Howell of Ft. Mill, S. C. and Lester Howell (Sharon) of Marshville, N. C. Stepson Eric...
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Aaron Francis Caisse

July 14, 1986 - December 21, 2016

Aaron F. Caisse Fayetteville - Aaron Francis Caisse, 30, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 21, 2016. He leaves behind his parents Scott and Michele Caisse of Hope Mills; grandparents, George and Barbara Pilla; sister Renee and nephew Nathaniel; Iyvonne Schwarzbauer, his aunt, and her husband Arno and family; Michael Caisse, his uncle, and his wife Lisa and family and Gisele Caisse,...
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Sandra Laverne Finn

October 25, 1942 - December 16, 2016

Hope Mill, N. C. Mrs. Sandra Laverne Finn, 74 , of Hope Mills died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Finn was preceded in death by her mother Mable Jones, father Robert Jones, brothers Danny Jones and Bobby Jones and one grandchild David Frame.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:30pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 10:30am til 12:30pm. Burial will...
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James Fulton Lowery

June 21, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Hope Mills - Mr. James F. Lowery, 81, a native of Hope Mills, NC passed away in Garner, NC December 13, 2016. Mr. Lowery was predeceased by his wife Margie Dees Lowery and daughter Barbara Melvin Brown.A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Reeves Funeral Home, 3308 North Main Street Hope Mills, NC. Family will receive friends prior to the service at...
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Edwin S. Deaver

May 20, 1933 - December 13, 2016

CW4 Edwin S. Deaver, US Army- Retired, 83, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 after an illness. Mr. Deaver was also a 7 term mayor of Hope Mills, NC. He served as the current commissioner until his passing. He was preceded in death by his father, Kellis E. Deaver Sr., mother, Alice Mckinnon Deaver, brother, Kellis E. Deaver Jr., brother Donovan M. Deaver Sr., and nephew Larry K. Deaver. He...
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Vickie Lynn Pitts

January 21, 1966 - December 9, 2016

Vickie Lynn Pitts Fayetteville - Vickie Lynn Pitts, 50, died Friday, December 9, 2016. Memorial services will be Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-7 pm prior to the service. Surviving include husband, Gregory Pitts; children, Heather Ladd, Haley Ladd and Anastasia Pitts; father, David P. Mullens; Siblings,...
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Rita Breeden

September 15, 1933 - December 9, 2016

Fayetteville - Rita Brandmaier Breeden, 83, died Friday, December 9, 2016.Funeral services will be Friday, December 16, 2016 at 1 pm at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel, Hope Mills, NC. Visitation will be from 11 am-1 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.Rita was married to Donald L. Breeden, Sr. on September 21, 1957 in Augsburg, Germany.Along with her husband, she is survived by a son,...
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Robert Ralph Roberts

February 25, 1949 - December 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Peggy Dobay

March 12, 1929 - November 28, 2016

Peggy Dorsett Dobay, 87 of Lumber Bridge, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home with family at her side.Peggy was born March 12, 1929 in Charlotte, NC to the late Frank and Ann Bridges Dorsett.Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.Among those to mourn her passing are children, Cindy Gillis and Tim Vierra; sister, Jean Kendrik...
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Ruby Elizabeth Kelly

July 5, 1921 - November 21, 2016

Ruby Hall Kelly went to be with her Savior on November 21 at the age of 95. Born Ruby Elizabeth Hall to Cleveland and Lee Hall in Tolersville NC as the fifth of six children. she married Gray Taylor Kelly of Huntersville NC in 1942. She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Steven Kelly and Ronnie Eugene Kelly and multiple grand and great grand children and her sister Bea Odom of St Pauls, NC. She...
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Janie McNeill Barbour

February 15, 1930 - November 18, 2016

Fayetteville - Janie Barbour, 86, went home to be with Jesus and her beloved husband, Eugene Clifford Barbour, Friday, November 18, 2016 with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Barbour and her late husband Eugene were the owners and operators of Barbour's Millwork, E. C. Barbour Construction Co. and Bridgewater Gardens and Nursery. She and Eugene were best known for openly sharing Barbour Lake...
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Lattie Shouse

October 27, 1939 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC.
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Barber Lane Hollingsworth

August 28, 1940 - November 16, 2016

CHARLESTON - Barbara Lane Hollingsworth, 76, formerly of Hope Mills died Wednesday, November 16, 2016.Barbara was born August 28, 1940 in Worthington, West Virginia to the late Ralph and Edna Preston Lane.Funeral services will be Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, NC. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:50 pm prior to the service at the funeral home....
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Ronald David Walker

July 20, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Hope Mills - Ronald David Walker, Sr., 81, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at home with his family by his side. He was born on July 20, 1935 in Clay County, West Virginia to the late Effie Woody Burdette and Alfred Bern Caldwell. Ronald retired from the US Air Force with over twenty years of service. After his retirement, he owned Ron Walker Trucking and Ron Walker Auto Sales. Funeral...
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